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Q: invalid timestamp/ windows blue screen login freeze

windows xp was working fine and it just froze so i restarted it
and it went to the disk checking and it came up with
invalid timestamps and it scrolled through a list fast i could not catch most of it and then went to the windows xp click your user name login screen

and the mouse moves until i click on the place to put my password and it freezes . . i've tried going back and restarting using safe mode, and even restore previous settings but it doesn't work

is my files screwed or is there any way of salvaging it?

i know this is kinda vauge and i could try to get more information if it is needed. some of the work i have on my computer is very valuable.

thank you

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Hello everyone.

My Windows 8.1 64 bit has been freezing up the login screen. Right when it signs me up to my live account instead of having the icon spin it stops and nothing but restarting does anything. I have not ran through the automatic repair options, just never seemed to help in the past. I also found this online:

Windows 8.1 Stuck on login screen [Solved] - Login - Windows 8

Never had this option: Intel xHCI mode: Disabled so couldn't follow the instructions perfectly.

Seems to be usb related. All my devices are updated and the computer has booted right up with all removed. Otherwise sometimes it boots right in, usually 2-3 restarts and I'm on. Once on everything is perfect!

Helpful Info:

Windows 8.1 Pro
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth 990 FX R2.0
CPU: AMD 1090t black edition
Boots to Samsun SSD

A:Windows 8.1 Freeze at Login Screen

Hi yooper, Welcome to Eight forums.

When you get to the sign in window press and hold the shift key then click power button and select restart. You should now see the Advanced Start-up Options menu screen. From the troubleshoot tile try advanced options then system restore. If you get back to normal then the first thing to do is create a restore to factory medium. Used to be a set of DVDs but now also allows a backup to a flash drive. I would do both if allowed.

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Last night i was watching a film at my laptop and suddenly it frozen and i restarted my computer. now it freeze before i see login screen all time and restart itself.startup repair didnt helped...so am i need install windows again or there is a solution? (sorry for my english)

A:Windows 7 freeze before i see login screen

try to boot in safe mode then shut down normally and see if it happens again

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After running Windows 8.1. on my Inspiron 7537 for more than 3.5 years without a single issue, I decided to upgrade to Windows 10.  Installed Windows 10 with bootable USB flash drive after formatting and creating two partitions on my SSD. Installation went smoothly and successfully. The system would operate smoothly for about 2 hours. I customized some stuff, installed extensions for Edge surfed in the internet using WIFI. All of the sudden it would crash, I rebooted without any issues. After a couple of minutes it would crash again and from this point on reboot would only work until the login screen. As soon as I entered my  login password it would freeze. I tried to reboot tons of times.
-Booting in Secure Mode works well, no issues
-Dell pre-boot system assessment worked well, no problems diagnosed
-Windows Startup Repair didn't work
(-Windows service hotline/chat was a waste of time)
-tried to format and reinstall Windows three times, problem remains. After some time it would crash, and then upon entering my login password the login screen freezes.
I am on a work assignment in Ethiopia. Internet speed here is really slow. Within these 2 hours (after first installation. It was about 60 minutes after the second installation.) that the system worked perfectly fine I tried to download the missing Dell drivers (Touchpad, Nvidia graphic drivers, etc) but could not finish it until it crashed because the internet here is too slow. Also in the background it keeps aut... Read more

A:Inspiron 15 7537 Login Screen Freeze after Windows 10 Installation

Thank you for your message.Do you get any blue screen error when the system freezes?Restart the computer, enter bios & press F9 to set BIOS to defaults followed by F10 to save & exit.Make sure that you have the latest BIOS version which is A14, if not update BIOS from this link http://dell.to/2wOqpq5Check the computer in safe mode for some time & check if the issue persists.  Follow the instructions here http://dell.to/2uX6Yt7 to login to safe mode.

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Hi everyone. I'm having trouble with my Acer laptop. This is what happened. I recieved an automatic update for IE9. I tryed it out, I did not like the new settings. So, I tryed to delete it, it said that I do not have permission to do that. So I did a System Restore to go back to IE8 and it looked like it was doing it's thing. Then it went into the Blue Error Screen. I turned my laptop off and then back on after a minute or so. Everything looked ok, all the intros still come on but "Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit (Full Version) Login Screen or Welcome Screen" does not load at all. Just stays on a blank black screen with the mouse arrow. I tried using the F8 options on the laptop but they have not done anything so far. SafeMode does not work and apparently there are no Restore Points anymore. No Backups either. Command Prompt still works. I did a scan and it said there is nothing wrong but there is. Should I get the full version of Windows Vista Install Disk and use the Repair option from there? You know where the disk has options like Install, Uninstall, Repair? I'm not talking about a Recovery Disk with the same F8 options as my laptop.

A:No Windows Vista Login Screen after System Restore goes into Blue Error Screen.

Originally Posted by staypuft

Hi everyone. I'm having trouble with my Acer laptop. This is what happened. I recieved an automatic update for IE9. I tryed it out, I did not like the new settings. I tryed to delete it, it said that I do not have permission to do that. So I did a system restore to go back to IE8 and it looked like it was doing it's thing. Then it went into Blue Error Screen. I turned my laptop off and then back on after a minute or so. Everything looked ok, all intros still comes on but "Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit (Full Version) Login Screen or Welcome Screen" does not load at all. Just stays with a blank screen and arrow. I tried using the F8 options on the laptop but they have done nothing so far. SafeMode does not work and apparently there are no Restore Points. No Backups either. Command Prompt still works. I did a scan and it said there is nothing wrong but there is. Should I get the full version of Windows Vista Install Disc and use the repair option from there? You know where it has options like Install, Uninstall, Repair? I'm not talking about a Recovery Disc with same F8 options.

Can someone please give me an explaination on how I can boot a disc from a DVD drive. I'm unable to login to Windows Vista, do I use the Command Prompts to boot a disc?

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I'm new here so here it goes,

I tried this morning to turn on my computer like normally then when it goes to the login menu it just shows a blank blue screen and no login box. Normally it shows the blue screen and then the whole ctrl + alt + delete thing, and then I login, but it doesn't show it. Even when I try to login in safe mode it shows the same thing. I try restarting it and restarting but nothing works at all, and I have no idea what to do.

So if you have anything that would help, I would appreciate it very much. comments welcome

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My wife was given a used HP laptop a few months back for use when she starts her university course this month. She really hasn't used it until now except for connecting to the TV to watch back episodes of network TV shows. A couple of weeks ago, I was going to use it so I fired it up and found it to be very slow.

I updated AVG Free, installed and applied the recommended patches for XP since the last update, installed (but don't think I used) Glary Utilities and deleted my profile so It would only have her profile. Everything seemed to work but, by the time I got all that done, it was time to shut down.

When my wife fired it up a couple of days ago, it got as far as the login screen (sometimes) but, when she logged in, it would quickly flash something on a blue screen and then reboot. I've Googled everything that I could figure out as I've been trying to fix it, but now I've exhausted all options I can think of.

I can start it in Safe Mode, but only without networking support. According to other forum posts, some people have found this issue caused by a LAN driver, and were recommended to uninstall it or update it. In Safe Mode, I cannot uninstall anything. I can't even transfer photos (the only data I want to save) to a USB stick.

If I can get the photos off the system, I will try re-formatting, as an XP Recovery attempt did not solve the problem.

If anyone can help me solve the blue screen problem or help me get the photos off the hard drive, I would re... Read more

A:Windows XP blue screen and restart after login

Hi getlabels.ca and welcome to TSF.

Boot into Safe Mode as you normally would. When you are in Safe Mode do:

Window Key+R and type msconfig and hit OK. (or Start>Run and type msconfig and hit enter)
Under Services tab, tick Hide all Microsoft Services and then uncheck the remaining programs and Apply
Then under Startup tab - Uncheck anything not Microsoft related (especially AVG) then Apply and OK

Then reboot and see if that helps. Trying to see if a program or something else may be interfering. My guess would be AVG as I know that it can cause BSoD's on some machines from time to time due to one of it's drivers.

Just to check. You are only running 1 anti-virus product on your machine as running more than 1 can cause system conflicts.

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Lost my DSL for 5 months during which I built the ultimate version of winXPro that I reimage the instant my OS sneezes. Its the 10th evolution of this build each more perfect than the last. They turn multi-week uptimes, sweating through gaming as well as hard core data manipulation without hesitation; reimaged to my P4 recently this build ran a 101 day uptime before I rebooted it. It is perfection incarnate.

Back online again, 5MB unlimited DSL through Century Link with Dynamic IP. My first two days online were uneventful, but on day three the oddities began. My machine blue screened a dozen times, it had never before, and my modem all-green-light froze to death two dozen times. Kaspersky found four Trojans, and one malware perhaps laying in wait from my offline build, I removed them from my System, rescanned as clean, then reimaged to rescan again as clean. And have reimaged to an earlier OS build to verify its not the OS.

Since then my system has blued a half dozen times, but the modem has not frozen again. I've changed my IP every time. And eventually it dawned on me that every time i reboot from a blue screen, my copy of Zonealarm 7's Intrusion blocked counter, which usually registers 5-10 blocked access attempts per day was moving at 5-10 per second. 1400 on day 3 alone. Yet not one attack after an IP change.

My modem freezing and my Windows XP Blue screening are unprecedented. I've used my modem for many years, and run this type of build process with XP for as... Read more

A:Windows XP Modem Freeze/Blue Screen/Firewall Intrusions

Ultimate version of Windows XP pro? What do you mean? There is only Windows XP Home, PRO, and Media Edition. Where did you get your copy of Windows XP?

You have mentioned Zonealarm 7 and kaspersky. Does Zonealarm have anti virus also? is Windows XP,s firewall disabled when using ZoneAlarm?

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I dont know how it happened, one day i shut my computer down for the night and it was fine, then when i booted it back up this started happening, but it works just fine in safe mode, any ideas on what could be causing this.

If it helps heres my specs:

4096 ram
Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Intel Core 2 duo cpu @ 3ghz
I dont remember what graphics card i have.

A:Light blue screen after i login to my account on windows 7

What is a light blue screen?

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I was adding a computer to a domain, then ended up removing it. Anyways, the previous screen used to give me the option and take the full screen with the options of entering a user name and password or click 'password reminder' next to the user login. How do I get that back at each login?

Thanks so much!

A:Windows Blue Login Screen Disappeared- now wants CTRL +ALT+DLT

Enable Fast User Switching via User Accounts in control panel.

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I am having a problem with my Windows 2000 hard drive - Whenever I login, the computer gets a blue screen of death that lasts about 1/2 a second then reboots.
I am assuming it is software related as it logs in, loads things like Nvidia config, AVG, etc, THEN crashes.

I dual-boot with Kubuntu 7.10 (Main hard drive, also has some recent problems.), and I tested my memory using Ubuntu 7.10 memtest.

I use Grub 1.5 to choose OS's or memtest, Windows and Linux are on separate hard drives.

Here are my specs:
AMD Sempron 3100+
Palit Geforce 8400 GS (Not overclocked)
1.2gb's DDR memory (1x 1gb, 1x 256mb)
Windows 2000 on one drive.
Kubuntu 7.10 on the other.

When problem started:
Yesterday, I swapped CPU's from an AMD Athlon 2800+ to an AMD Sempron 3100+.
Before, I had a problem where my computer would crash when doing 3d things, but only with the Geforce 8400, not a FireGL x3100. Setting the hyper transports from 4k to 2k fixed the problem. Problem was fixed after CPUs were switched.
Before that problem was fixed, while using the FireGL, the BSoD problem didn't exist.
Can anyone help me fix this?

Note: Problem does not persist in safe mode, as said in title.

A:Windows 2000: Blue screen of Death after login

Mabey your PSU cant supply enough power? That is one cause for a blue screen of death

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I'm facing blue screen recently on my Dell XPS 9550 laptop. I've opened ticket to Dell support and their offer was "reinstall Windows 10 OS again and tell us the result" which is unacceptable for me.  
When I open the computer the screen is disappearing suddenly and comes back again with fluctuation. Especially It was occurring all the times when I lock my Windows-10 screen then try to login again.
I am attaching the screen captures. 
1) Stop Code: VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE || igdkm64.sys
After all; I found the soultion as below.
Closed this application --> C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\Dell PremierColor\PremierColor.exe  and removed from startup everything worked fine and had not any blue screen issue.
Dear Dell and community, at least, Dell me what does PremierColor.exe do? And why we're facing this issue while PremierColor is open?

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Im in need of some help!!! I don't often restart my computer, I usually just make it sleep as I try leave work needed for the morning on it; however, one night it updated itself and turned off. I turned it on in the morning, everything was good as I typed in my password then hit enter, then my computer frooze and went to a weird screen (picture attatched.)

I use Norton all the time, and im very aware of not opening files that might contain viruses, etc.

I can only run the CPU in safe mode with the networking, no problems there. I've run Norton Anti-Virus scans and Trend Micro HouseCall and haven't found any issues. I've been reading for hours trying to figure out if anyone has had any similar issues, to no avail.

I would have simply just reformated my CPU as usual, however this one contains lots of information, programs, etc that will take hours upon hours to dowload again, so im hoping I can do something else before going that route.

Please help!!!!

A:Weird screen freeze after login

Windows update may have installed an incorrect driver. Try doing a system restore to a date before the problem began.

You can do this using the system restore utility in Vista.

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Hi, a few questions

Can anyone help me find out why my pc keeps crashing? I'm not sure what info to provide other than hardware specs and the fact that it always crashes when I play Tibianic.org's custom Tibia client... It even does it sometimes when I'm just web browsing, listening to music, messing with files.. It will lock up and give me a green screen full of bars. Or the monitor goes to sleep and system locks up, I used to be able to put it in hibernate and bring it out of its locked up state but not anymore, button doesn't respond.

Also, if I don't wait at login screen for 20 seconds it will freeze at the desktop after I log in and computer completley locks up

Thirdly, Upon boot-up, there is an invalid path for vista which I had on a partition which I am not sure how to get rid of.

Computer is about 4 years old and put together myself (been crashing since soon after I put it together but not any where near as often as now)

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Firefox fully updated
Java disabled
adobe updated
.netFW updated
visual c++ installed, updated
OS: windows xp 32 bit home edition sp3 fully updated
directx installed and updated

start up programs:
x-mouse button control

disk check ran recently no problems
disk defrag not in a while
299 gb of storage left
empty 45gb partition (used to have vista on it)
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A:XP freezes upon login, system locks up 3-6 times per day (screen also hibernates), invalid boot path

This sounds like a graphics card/driver problem:
"4830 radeon hd 512mb (sapphire, fully updated) amd [email protected] maxed out
graphics set for performance"...
Try lowering the graphics settings or replacing this video card

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I own a Gateway NV52, and the issue with locking up began after I upgraded to Win7. After reloading the factory default of Vista on this, the laptop keeps randomly locking up and then going to a blank black screen.

I've gone to other threads and tried running MemTest and Vista's Memory Diagnostic and they both came up with nothing. I've also seen that other posters have attached dump files and other generated information from the computer to help solve their issues, but I don't know where to find these files to even get started. Can anyone help? What other information do I need to give to get started on the right track?

A:Random Black Screen Freeze, not after login

I would first do a system file check.

System Files - SFC Command
Tutorial thanks to Brink

Then you can view any error messages and see what they mean from this Microsoft site.

How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program generates in Windows Vista

If errors are found run the test again as it sometimes takes about 3 passes to get it all fixed. Sometimes even that fails to repair it but post back with results and we will take it from there.

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Hello....brand new to this, so sorry if this is posted incorrectly. Problem: tried to download harddrive cloning program to fix my laptop that was indicating an eminent hd failure. Got infected with Antivirus Soft. Realized it immediately. Downloaded PC Tools Internet Security and paid for it, according to instructions I found online with another computer. Those instructions said run scan before rebooting computer, but the program said the computer needed to be restarted to work. Against my better judgement, I restarted the computer. When windows login screen came up, both the keyboard and mouse froze before I could enter my password. Would not move or allow any data entry....just hung up. Searched for possible ways to fix this and everything indicated to boot into safe mode, which I did and fortunately both keyboard and mouse work in safe mode. Ran system scan with pc tools and it found some of the antivirus soft problems along with whatever else it found. Further researched these problems and came across malwarebytes anti-malware and downloaded it. Ran that a few times and it found some of the same stuff. Came across this website and youtube solutions describing the combofix, so I ran that too. The computer still works in safe mode, but keyboard and mouse still lock when I try to logon normally. Also, last time I tried google searches in safe mode, I experienced the redirect problems others describe. Any help fixing this problem would be greatly appreciated... Read more

A:keyboard and mouse freeze at login screen

Hello,Please read this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/273628/combofix-usage-questions-help-look-here/ which which discusses the use of ComboFix.Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. Since you cannot boot into Normal Mode, please use Safe Mode to create the logs.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Since you have run ComboFix, please include the ComboFix log in the new topic. Please be sure to include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try resolve them in your new topic.If you cannot produce any of the other logs, then please create the new topic anyway, include the information that you were unable to produce the other logs and why and include the ComboFix log along with a description of your computer issues.Orange Blossom

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I hope everyone is having a great day. Unfortunately, I am not. Last night a friend of mine ask me to take a look of his netbook. Power it on and logon to the OS and after couple of minutes. One application that claiming that system has a virus and needed to fix right away. We all know that this kind of application is really not real and just plain virus/malware. So, I decided to goto this site and download combofix and run the application. After 1 hour of scanning and stuff, combofix just hangs on "Scanning for infected files.. This typically doesnt take 10 minutes. blah, blah, etc". It just freeze there and nothing. So, I decided just to hard power the netbook. After couple of minutes I tried to power the pc again. And now just hangs on login screen mouse is not moving, I cannot login whatsoever, also I tried in Safemode same result. Would the combofix cause corrupt the OS? I mean, its nice if can fix that freeze problem. If not I am planning to borrow from a friend with a external CD to re-install the XP Professional. Just wanted to see everyone comments. Thank you.Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:After running combofix cannot freeze on login screen

Any suggestion?

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This problem only recently started to occur. Our desktop pc is downstairs and is connected to the wireless router for internet access. The problem is that when the desktop pc is booted up, when the router is turned on, the pc freezes at the login screen every time. The only way to get around this at the moment is to disconnect the wireless router's power before booting up, login (as it does not freeze then) and then reconnect the router, where the desktop runs fine from there on. I was wondering what the problem could be and how to fix it?

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Hi Guyz, the keyboard works upon startup, I can go into the bios and even startup the machine in safe mode. The moment the login screen appears, the keyboard seems to be disabled as well as the mouse. there is power coming to the optical mouse, cos the light under the mouse is on. I have tested the keyboard and mouse on another system and they both work fine. In the bios system, under the USB, the legacy is enabled. Anyone has any idea on how to assist???

A:Solved: Keyboard and Mouse freeze on login screen fo XP

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The bsod takes a few minutes to appear unless we try to do anything in which case the blue screen comes up right away. The name of the error is invalid_process_detach_attempt and the code is stop 0x00000006 (0x0000000, 0x000000, 0x8, 0x8). The computer works in safe mode and I tried chkdsk which reported that the hard disk seemed ok. I also system restored which had no effect. I also tried last known good configuration.
What I have is:
xp sp3 home edition
4gb ram
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz
600gb hard drive
gigabyte ga-ep45-ud3p motherboard

I'd appreciate any help or suggestions.

A:blue screen /invalid process detach attempt

hello ,If you follow these directions you should end up with a few BSOD events recorded and a place for us to start looking -Please download BlueScreenView http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html zip file)•Extract (right-click > Extract all) the contents of bluescreenview.zip.•Double-click on the BlueScreenView.exe file, to run the program. (No installation is required.)•When scanning is done (usually complete by the time the interface appears), go ...•Edit > Select All•File > Save Selected Items, and save the report to your Desktop as BSOD.txt.•Close the BlueScreenView window... ... ...•Open BSOD.txt using Notepad and go ... .... ..•Edit > Select All•Edit > Copy, and then paste the entire contents of the text file into your next reply.

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Having major XP issues here...

This is my cousins computer and all he pretty much does is download music and God knows what else, so I guess it was a matter of time before he got the dreaded blue screen of death...Here's what happens...When I start up his laptop, I get the little Gateway welcome, and than it goes to the following...

"Invalid BOOT.INI file
Booting from C:/windows/"

After that it goes to

"Windows could not start because of an error in the software.
Please report this problem as :
load needed for DLLs for kernel.
Please contact your support person to report this problem."

Than it just sits. If I hit the enter key, it just reloads and displays the same messages...
I tried booting into Safe Mode, and I get the same thing. I also booted from "Last known Good Configuration" and get the same thing.

I got out his recovery CD from Gateway, but when I try to boot from that, I get the Blue Screen of death with the following:

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. if this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

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A:Invalid Boot File & Blue Screen Of Death

Are you sure that the computer is set to boot from a CD? Check the boot order in your BIOS.

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Hi everyone,

I've had voltage issues causing my computer to freeze or reboot during games and dvds. Fixed that and the computer was fine after memtest showing no problems. That was late Dec.

A few days ago, the computer would go to a blue screen saying it's dumping physical memory and then automatically reboots. Thinking my harddisk might be collapsing on me (I have a seagate barracuda 7200.11 500Gb HD with the SD15 firmware, the infamous crash friendly HD), I flash the HD with the SD1A firmware from seagate, then it was fine. 2days later, Catalyst started to cause problems by not responding, so I formated the drive and reinstalled vista ultimate, along with Catalyst, drivers from Mobo manufacturer ASUS, plus a couple of other softwares. That was yesterday, and now I'm getting the same blue screen back, or the computer just freezes.

Does anybody know what's wrong. It's happened a few times so I'm a bit worried.

A:screen freeze or blue screen needing reboot

What is the blue screen code.

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Hello, originally my problem is that my internet browsers (Internet explorer, firefox) can not display any kind of pages because of some kind of virus. Also I had some kind of fake Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) asking me to download more fake AV's onto my computer but I knew well enough that it was fake so I close it. This also shows up in safe mode. MSE block me from opening things such as iexplorer.exe or sometimes it would say tskmanager is a virus and it wouldn't let me open anything. So eventually I google this up, and I read somewhere that told me to rename hotfix.exe to hotfix1.exe when I run %APPDATA% so the annoying MSE would stop showing up. It also told me to update my Malwarebyte which I still can not do because I still do not have access to the internet. By the way I am using another computer to type this. So again, I tried to do some more research to fix my internet problem and I found this site that told me to download KillGodzilla.exe and run it and reboot my computer, after that I should update my Malwarebyte but of course, I can't do that because after the WINDOWS loading screen, the blue log in screen doesn't show and displays a black screen which flickers sometimes, after a few minutes it would restart my computer. Also same thing for safe mode. Does anyone know what is going on? Did I screw up my computer to badly? Do I need to reset my BIOS? I am using Windows XP if that helps. I also hav ESET smart security on my computer but I can... Read more

A:Computer blue login screen displays black screen after using KillGodzilla.exe

Anyone have any ideas at all? I waited a few days, and gave as much information as possible already, please?

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Joined domain, unable to login with admin credentials, other user accounts. Can only login with local account.

A:Windows 10 invalid login credentials after joining domain

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Before i describe the problem i would like to make it clear that i would like to recover as much as possible. This problem occurred playing a game called Empires V2.1. It is a steam half 2-death match mod. I had problems in the past however i didn't not consider them problems the screen froze when the game changed map. However when it froze it wouldn't respond to Ctrl+Alt+Delete or Ctrl+Esc or the start menu button. I pressed the power button and restarted it that way. However this is when the problem occurs and i can't over come it. It starts with a normal dell screen and the loading bar crosses at the bottom as normal. Then it goes to a black page with a blue line across the top with white writing saying www.dell.com. A line (programming maybe it appears and disappears rapidly). It then goes to a black screen saying something along the lines of We are sorry for the inconvenience but windows failed to start properly. It then gives you options and no matter which option I choose I still get a blue of screen of death saying the following;

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to you computer. If this is the time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this appears again, follow these steps;

Disable or uninstall any antivirus, dick defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration, and check for any update drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and the... Read more

A:Blue Screen Of Death. Fails To Start. All Before Login Screen

Can you boot into Safe Mode? If so, try running chkdsk from Safe Mode.How to start Windows in Safe Mode

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Hi! I'm new to this site. The main reason why I registered is because I have this huge problem with my PC that I can't seem to solve myself. I was hoping to find some help here

Sometimes my computer freezes and then I get this message:


Could somebody take a look and perhaps tell me how to read that code. I tried searching for it on google, but I didn't get any results.

A:Freeze and blue screen

Look under C:\windows\minidump and post the most recent file.

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My system freezes after the system has been idle for some period of time and the system has been in sleep mode. When I move the mouse I see the screen to start under one of the users. When I click on the user to start using the computer i get the blue screen with an hour glass. I can not control alt delete. My only option is to do a reboot by holding in the power button.

My system is as follows:
Dell XPS DXC051 with and Intel Pentium 2.8 GHz with 2 GB of RAM
I am running XP Media Center Edition wersion 2002 with Service Pack 2
I have a home network and the cable tv feed is not currently hooked up.
I also run AOL.

If I hit alt and tab after a freeze I see what looks like an error message box with no writing. I cant do anything else as the system if frozen and i then reboot.

A:blue screen freeze

chkdsk /r
sfc /scannow

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hey guys i have a hp laptop running vista and it was working just fine untill one day it would just freeze out of no were and stay froze up then i would have to restart it only to just come back to it freezeing up on me untill one day i got a blue screen saying it needs to shut down and a error message came up
kernal inpage data error 0x00000007a
so then i just took my back up disk and set the hole system back to factory settings thinking maybe a virus or some thing and that would clear it up then i tryed turn on again and did all the set up stuff afer reseting your pc and it was loading the updates and it just froze again and keep getting that blue shut down screen so then i took out one stick of ram and turned it back on and it worked fine so then i switch that one out with the other to do a vistas ram test i did that and the other one cheaked out fine then it went to restart and it would just stop in the post then i took that one out and put other back in and now it keep freeze up at post

some one help plzzzzzzz i need this pc for my school work

A:help pc keeps freeze blue screen says

http://www.smartcomputing.com/techsupport/detail.aspx?guid=&ErrorID=23365 let us know...Jazz

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I have a HP pavillion 7935. It works fine until I reboot, and then it freezes at the blue screen. No beeps. You can't use keyboard to access bios. It just freezes at the blue HP screen.

It started this about a month ago, and repeated power down and up eventually let it load. So far this time it hasn't worked.


A:Blue Screen Freeze

its possible your power supply finally died.
post back

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I am running Windows Vista. I recently installed Norton antivirus software and 3/4 the way thru a full scan the computer freezes a blue screen comes up telling me the computer must shut down which it does. I am able to reboot the computer I am not able to complete the virus scan. Does anyone know what the problem is and is there a solution. Thanks.

A:Blue Screen freeze

Suggest you run a CHKDSK and then try the Scan.
Have you tried the Norton Support site?

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Freezing screen and sometimes get MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION blue screen. Ive tried so many programs, logs, cleaning etc. I have been told my computer is dirty, its my memory, its my power source its my hard drive. Ive got message saying windows has recovered from a serious problem and in my firefox came this:http://wer.microsoft.com/responses/Respons...f3-25d4c1942780I started thinking it could be malware. I have a four year old dell with XP. I finally called them and ran diagnostics and memory passed but found errors on my hard drive. So if it is in fact my hard drive Im looking for advice for getting my computer back to where it is now when i actually try to put this new drive in. Here is link to my previous thread in hijack area:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...tml#entry587887It seems to work fine for most part(it will record all morning) but then when i try to do something like encode wav recordings into mp3 it freeze. Thats half of what i use my computer for is recording and encoding to my mp3 player. Thanks.

A:Freeze And/or Blue Screen With

It would help if you were to tell us what you have been pocking and prodding it with. Have you gone to the web site of the manufacturer of your hard drive and downloaded their diagnostic tool? Have you downloaded memtest86 and run it?

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Hi all,

I have a Dell studio laptop with Windows 7. Today (when I was doing nothing out of the ordinary - browsing on legit sites like Facebook, etc.) my computer froze. A few moments later, a blue screen appeared.

The only error code I could discern was 0X0000009C. It also said something about checking any recently installed hardware and disabling the BIOS caching and shadowing, whatever that means.

Since then, every time I turn the computer on I am able to login and then about 10-20 seconds later it freezes, and again after a few more moments I get the same blue screen.

The computer works in safe mode as well as "safe mode with networking" (which is what I'm in now). I called up Dell and I have run tests on the harddrive and memory at their request, neither of which returned any problems.

A couple of weeks ago I had the fan, heat sink and motherboard replaced by Dell to solve an overheating problem. Dell thinks the problem is software based on the fact that safe mode works and their tests all passed.

A week ago, I used an installation CD from a company called Ask4 who provide the internet in the building that I have just moved into. This CD warned me that it would change some settings in order to set up my internet connection, but I am unable to find out exactly what it did. This is the only software I have installed - although apparently I received a Crticial Windows Update just an hour or so before this problem started.

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A:Freeze/Blue Screen

Hi and welcome to TSF please follow the instructions here http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html and attach the files this will give a analyst the info they require to try to solve your issue

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After doing a fresh install of windows xp home on my friend's HP laptop, she took it away and has been happily using it for the last week.

(Reason for fresh install was suspected infection)

Now, it starts and almost gets to the logon, but a two second blue screen with the message:-

"Begining dump of physical memory. Physical dump complete. Contact your system administer or technical support for further assistance"

It then reboots back to the safe mode options screen and will not boot into any of them.

She says it hasn't had a knock or fall, but the only time I've seen a message like that before was when it was due to a hardware issue?

Any advice?

A:Solved: Blue screen before login screen-hdd dead??

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I was successfully using my PC for the entirety of this morning. After bumping my desk, the machine shut off as it sometimes does when a cable is loose. When the machine restarted, it allowed me to login and then showed me only a black screen and cursor. Ctrl+alt+del was functional. I tried system restore and system repair, both of which completed but did not have any effect. I was able to access Windows via safe mode. I removed my GPU and connected my monitor to my motherboard. The situation did not change. I attempted to boot without my main drive (SSD) by disconnecting it and turning the PC on. Instead of a login screen, I am now greeted by a flash of a BSOD before the system restarts. After running a couple rounds of startup repair, Windows has declared it cannot resolve the issue.

Any guidance will be warmly appreciated! Thank you!

Edit: after restarting once more, my bios prompted for a boot device and I was able to reach the login screen. I am now back at my original black screen problem.

A:Black Screen Upon Login Evolved into Blue Screen

Can you boot into Safe Mode at the moment? if so, follow this:

1. Download the DM Log Collector application to your desktop by clicking the link below

DM Log Collector.exe

2. Run it by double-clicking the icon on your desktop, and follow the prompts.
3. Locate the .ZIP file that is created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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When ever I don't move my mouse for about 50 seconds my screen with flash to a dark blue screen, then I have 5 seconds to move my mouse before it goes to Windows Login screen.

I have no idea why or how I can fix this.

The only thing I can do at the moment is have Windows Media Player constantly on Reply which seems to stop it from doing it.

A:Screen flashes Dark Blue then goes to Login Screen

Hi Joy

Your computer is likely having serious errors occur, which cause it to reboot. We'll need to change a setting so that it won't automatically reboot when it has such a serious error, but will instead show you an error message that can help you identify the source of the problem.

Disable Automatic Restart
1) Click on the Windows-7 Start button
2) Click on the Control Panel item on the menu to the right.
3) If your Control Panel view is set to Category: click on the System and Security item. [If your Control Panel view is set to Large Icons or Small Icons, go right on to step 4].
4) Click on the System icon.
5) Click on the Advanced System Settings in the left-hand menu.
6) In the Startup and Recovery section, click on Settings.
7) In the System Failure section, uncheck the checkbox next to Automatically Restart.
8) Click OK to save the change.
9) Click OK to exit the System Properties window.
10) You can now exit the Control Panel.

From now on, you'll see error messages rather than instantly restarting. Whenever you see such error messages, be sure to copy them down: they can help identify what's wrong.

But for the moment, we'll move on to a quick-fix try - using System Restore.

Windows System-Restore:
1) Start your computer in Safe Mode
---a) As your computer is powering on, start tapping the F8 key on your keyboard: this should produce the Safe Mode boot menu.
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First, my full computer specs;

OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model EG31M-S2
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, 2999 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F1, 4/11/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.05 GB
Total Virtual Memory 4.23 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.06 GB
Page File Space 2.29 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


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I think this is a problem in the computer itself rather than the operating system, which is why the OS says it's fine. The problem: During reboot, when I am attempting to change the OS locations (to try and repair Windows, for example) all USB drives shut off. This also includes the time period w... Read more

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While playing games my computer all of a sudden freezes and then I either have to force hard reboot or wait for the blue screen of death to appear then reboot. I need help or suggestions how to fix this. I load alot of other things too and they run at the same time as well. My system is running windows 7 and I have nice hardware inside, but still I get these errors. I attached screen shot of the bsod so if can leave suggestions please do so.

windows 7
amd fx 6 core
8gb ram
180gb ssd
1tb hdd
geforce gtx 760
800 watt psu generic brand.

A:freeze + blue screen of death!

not likely to be malware if it mainly happens in games
moved to W7 forum

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I have an Acer Aspire X1301 purchased 02/10. Lately the computer has been freezing, at the desktop when I attempt to access a program or Windows Explorer it does nothing. This morning I got a blue screen something about "Crash Dump" and it recovered, here is the problem signature after recovery. I replaced my name with *'s in the USERs directory: I am sorry for not following the forum instructions initially when creating a topic. I have included the ATTACH and DDS logs below.Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7600. Locale ID: 1033Additional information about the problem: BCCode: 1000007e BCP1: FFFFFFFFC0000005 BCP2: FFFFF80002DA4F8C BCP3: FFFFF8800C7A9B08 BCP4: FFFFF8800C7A9370 OS Version: 6_1_7600 Service Pack: 0_0 Product: 768_1Files that help describe the problem: C:\Windows\Minidump\043011-20966-01.dmp C:\Users\**** **********\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-116049-0.sysdata.xmlRead our privacy statement online: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=104288&clcid=0x0409If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline: C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txtUNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT.DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01).Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume2Install Date: 2/7/2010 2:08:44 PMSystem Uptime: 4/30/201... Read more

A:Freeze up's and blue screen today

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerMy name is etavares and I will be working with you to fix your computer.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting. If you will be unable to respond (e.g. vacation, travel, etc.), please let me know ahead of time.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those w... Read more

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This has happened 3 times in the past 2 days and I have no clue what's causing it. My computer has had this problem before but it just went away before. I'll just be listening to iTunes, talking on AIM, and browsing in Firefox and all of the sudden my computer freezes and it shows this blue screen then it just sits there and I have to restart.

Here is an idea of what it looks like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8akgG2BpTQ

The error I get says IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.


A:Freeze, Blue Screen, Crash

Hi . . .

Please go to the folder c:\windows\minidump and collect ALL of the files. Also, run msinfo32, and sav it as an NFO (System info) file. Zip these files up and attach to your next post and I'll take a look at th dump files to see if if I can help you to locate the cause of your BSOD problems.

Regards. . .


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Hi guys!
I'm new to these forums. But I've subscribed because I really need help with a computer problem. I've tried everything but it still persists. Here we go.
I have a Dell gaming PC using Vista 32.
It freezes randomly. I mean the mouse and keyboard don't work (Not even the numlock key)
Usually, it seems to happen when I'm on the internet (watching videos mostly) but it still happens on other occasions.
There is no blue screen to have at least some sort of clue as to the cause of this.
My little work-around solution to this is to wait for a while after starting up Windows so that all the programs are completely loaded and not still processing. I've noticed some improvement by doing this but still, it ends up crashing at some point anyway... Besides I shouldn't have to wait everytime i turn my computer on.
I have to turn of off the comp by pressing the power button everytime it happens.

Now I've already called Dell and they made me scan the hardware for problems using their tool that you can use at start up.
There was no problem. Memory scan was okay and all...
Now, they're telling me that it's a software problem. but to have them solve it, it costs a lot of money. So I've lived with this problem for a few months because I can't afford to fix it with their service. it doesn't seem to mess up my data but it's annoying.

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A:Random Freeze / No blue Screen - Please help

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Dear HP Support, I am having issues with my operating system. My laptop freezes intermittently and sometimes it gives me blue screens. I would like to see if there is anything that I can do to resolve this issue. I have a 745 G2. Thank you.

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Hi my Dell Dimension 9150 with, Windows 7 x86, 2gb ram, grafic Geforce 7900GTX.
Freeze all the time and also gets blue screens all the time.

I reinstalled comp few days ago, still same prob.
Removed antivirus also.

Please help me out, hope all info is enough i have .

Windows 7

A:computer freeze often and blue screen very often also

There is no dump in that one. Make sure you run the tool as administrator.
Otherwise try this procedure:

Go to C:\Windows\Minidump and copy all of the dmp files to the desktop. Select all>right-click on one>Send to>New Compressed folder. Then attach the zip file to your next post by use of the paperclip icon in the advanced editor.

Windows 7:
Go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Click on the Advanced tab
Click on the Startup and Recovery Settings button
Ensure that "Automatically restart" is unchecked
Under the Write Debugging Information header select "Small memory dump (64 kB)" in the dropdown box
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as "%systemroot%\Minidump" (without the quotes)
Click OK twice to exit the dialogs, then reboot for the changes to take effect.

If you are using any program such as CCleaner, they may clean out your minidump folder, please double check that

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Hello and welcome to another BlueScream!!!

My Vista is;Home Premium

original OS
OEM Install

No new updates available

Service pack 2

Gateway M-6322

Intel(R) Pentium(R) dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73 GHz

3GB Ram

Please see the attached zip file.

I am having trouble getting the health report to a file and need more help there.

Crash will stop computer mainly with picture and video viewing and or just time based (Froze during antivirus check.)

McAfee, SuperAntiSpyware, and Malwarebytes, CCleaner are used.

Computer was working great and also noticed during check disk orphaned WerFaultSecure.exe was restored.... HUMMMMMM

Please help if you can...


A:Blue Screen/freeze and no reboot

Looks like its caused by your Super Anti Spyware
Uninstall using the uninstall tool if any.
The best combination of Software, used by me and many others is:
Microsoft Security Essentials
and Spyblaster
If you paid for AntiSpyware, the money is gone
might as well use some of the best and the same money is gone.

Make a system restore point before making changes so that you can go back if not satisfied.

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Hello guys,

Before we start i must apologie for my english. I'm from
Argentina. I use to read the forum and you've helped me many
times so here it is a big THANKS for the community.

I've searched similar problems on the forum but couldn't find
a solution.

The problem is very odd, i got a Blue Screen error (with random text ergo is not the same error all the time) once every time i turn on the computer, after some time using
it. The weird thing is that once i got the blue screen and
reboot, the error doesn't appear anymore until i turn off the
pc (and later turn it on again).

Let me explain, i have this error only when i turn on the pc
(the error occurs in Xp after some time of use), but if the
error happend it wouldn't occur anymore unless i shut down the
computer and start it again. However i can restart with no
Lets say that if i dont turn off the computer anymore, the error
won't appear anymore.

i've tried format, windows xp reinstallation, windows vista.

Nothing worked.
THe problem seems to be a new ram module that i've installed,
but it has no problems with memtest, and it is strange that
after one error (if i dont shut down) i can use the pc, games,
internet, etc with no problem at all.
the rams were running dual channel, but now that i have 3
modules they are on single channel.

My system: Pentium IV 2.8 hyperthreading. Mother intel
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A:Weird blue screen freeze on Xp

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New user...lurker for past month as I stumbled upon this site while trying to fix some problems I have been having. I've run several programs to clean-up junk (Ad-Aware SE, Spybot S&D, TDS-3, etc) and thought I had problem solved.

Running XP Pro SP2. Computer starts up and runs fine for a while. When switching users, sometimes blue screen pops up and system goes down. Other times blue screen pops up out of nowhere. Restart and 50% of time will run normal, 50% of time computer freezes after log-in while programs are loading. If I try to restart it sometimes freezes again other times it loads and runs. Also...I don't use IE but tonight I noticed that searching in the address bar isn't working as well (I also see the "hook" is missing in the log.) Hope I didn't mess something up.

I'm stumped. Don't know a lot so bear with me if I have questions. I've made a log file and hope someone can help. Thanks well in advance.

Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 2/10/05
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***Security Programs Detected***

c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
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A:Stumped with blue screen causes and freeze up's

Welcome to TSF.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

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I've recently built a new computer and it works amazingly except for the fact I get a blue screen once in a while I start up my computer. I tried to find a way to take a picture or something for the blue screen but it restarts a second after the blue screen appears. I couldn't get much information on the bluew screen but I remeber it said something like "no_page_setup" or something similiar. If I don't get the blue screen, sometimes my computer just freezes on me. this all happens right after the explorer loads up. I know I'm not being very descriptive but I can't get alot of information on it.

My computer specs are:
e6600 Intel Duo Core 2.4ghz
P6N SLI Platinum
Asus en8800gts 320mb
250gb SATA harddrive

A:Blue screen/freeze on start up.

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