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Freezing on User Sign In Screen [works in safe mode]

Q: Freezing on User Sign In Screen [works in safe mode]

Currently having problem, in that when I turn on my laptop, it loads very slowly, and when it does eventually reach the sign-in screen it freezes within ~5-10 seconds regardless of whether I have time to enter password or not. I have tried disabling some unnecessary startup processes in safe mode, still no luck though. Every now an then it does work, an will continue to work, even if I put it into sleep mode an restart through that. When I try boot up in safe mode it works fine without freezing. I am running Vista also btw. This is all the info I can think of, I am not incredibly computer literate, but if any more info is required I shall gladly post here if I know how to. Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Freezing on User Sign In Screen [works in safe mode]

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A: Freezing on User Sign In Screen [works in safe mode]

Since Safemode works fine, the problem is likely a start-up app.

Use SysInternals AutoRuns - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...rnals/bb963902

Go through "startup" entries 1-by-1, uncheck a box, see if you can boot into normal Windows.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi guys,
it is my first time to join to this forum. I really need the solution of my laptop Problem. I Have my
Gateway EC38 and it has been
freezing while I am using in normal mode.
But in Safe Mode works well. I tried uninstall my video card driver and also my sound card but nothing works. I also do
sfc/scannow in safe mode/safe mode with command prompt, but yet it says I have corrupted file but he doesnt show any file. I check in log file but I dont understand much.
Im always maintaining my laptop hardware status specially ventilation and change every year the cpu thermal gel.
Please help me find solutions to this kind of problem.
My Laptop Details:
Windows 7 64bit
x64 Base processor
factory OS windows Vista
Processor: Intel Centrino 2

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Ive been having this problem for a few days now,when I start the computer,after a few minutes,no matter what I am doing or if I am not doing anything,it will freeze,the mouse and keyboard wont work and the clock stops,the 2 little monitors that show my internet connection stop flashing too...sometimes,it freezes for a few seconds and then works,and the same thing happens over and over again until it finally freezes forever...other times,it just freezes once and stays there,Ive waited hours for it to work and nothing...

the only solution is to shut down using the button,and I know that is not a good thing to do..I did a system restore,I restored it to a day before the problem started,but when it restarted to finish the restore it froze again and the restore wasnt completed,I had to shut it down pressing the button and I realized later that I lost all the restore points I had...

in all these days,Ive done everything we are supposed to do,Ive had problems with other computers,so Im used to it,this computer is about a year old and these are the specs:

HP Pavilion Slimline s3041la
Vista Home Premium Edition
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+
2.00 GB ram
400GB HD
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
AVG Antivirus
Ad-aware
I have both Firefox and IE, they are both used,because these computer is shared with other people..
when the problem started I hadnt installed anything new...

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A:vista freezing in normal mode,safe mode works ok

Liliana325 said:


computer is shared with other people..
when the problem started I hadnt installed anything new...Click to expand...

But one of those other people certainly could have, right?

You might look through Add/Remove programs for installs with dates in that range.

Also, look in the STARTUP group.
 

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I'm new here and in hopes of getting this resolved. I just installed the new Norton Systemworks 2005 and rebooted after installation. When the boot screen got up to the blue screen with the Windows XP logo before displaying the login names where you put in your password, it just stops. I restarted a few times and waiting a few more times thinking it may need to 'finish' installing. But each time gave the same results. Finally, I went in with 'Safe Mode' and got in with no problems. Tried again in normal mode after looking around for any obvious problems (none found)... back to square one. Tried again in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and it failed like normal mode so I suspected a networking problem??? The last thing I tried which made me mad is that I tried to uninstall Norton Systemworks in 'Safe Mode' and that failed!! Anyone in these forums know the cure? :dead:
 

A:Unable to get to login screen, works in Safe Mode but in Safe Mode w/ Networking

Just a thought

Safe-Mode
Start \ Run \ msconfig \ diagnostic startup
disable any services attached to your most recent install and restart
should get warning next boot about using msconfig, its ok
One key service that needs to be available is the installer service
Try the uninstall, if doesn't complete
Try the uninstall string in the registry only if you know what you are doing

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Under it you will see a list of installed programs. Some don?t show up as words but you can figure out what they are by looking at their values. What you are looking for is the uninstall string. Double click that key as if you were going to modify its value. Do a CTRL + C to copy and then exit the registry editor.

Go to START \ RUN and paste the uninstall sting and hit enter. This should launch the uninstall.

Just a thought though as I am not infront of a test system at the moment. You should research this a little further so you have a clear understanding of what you can and can't do with msconfig.

or simpler yet

Safe-Mode

Start \ Programs \ Access. \ System Tools \ System Restore

Select restore point prior to install of whats giving you the problem.

Again, Good Luck

PS If you try to install it again, turn of antivirus and other open programs etc..
 

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PC keeps freezing on start-up though works in safe-mode with networking ...coincidentally this started to happen after upgrading my dvd-writer to the dvr-108d...though i reinstalled my old one +the prob. persists...ive uninstalled most of the start-up items viewed in msconfig start-up...e.g zonealarm,my ati vid card drivers,nero6,mcafee 2005,incredimail...but still problem persists..sometimes pc freezes on winxp pro logo screen before even properly starting up...anyone please help??

Windows XP Pro SP1
AMD 2400
512 Ram
120GB HD
ATI Radeon 9500pro
DVR-108D
Asus cdrw 52x

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:30:04, on 12/10/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\notepad.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
D:\PC GAMES\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.nforce.nl/
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: ReGet Bar - {17939A30... Read more

A:Help..PC keeps freezing on start-up though works in safe-mode with networking

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download Index.dat Suite to clean out all the temp folders. Do not run it yet.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure
that the System Files and Folders are showing/visible also.

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.

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up).

[/b]Uninstall the following via the Add/Remove Panel (Start->(Settings)->Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs) if they exist:

IncrediMail
ReGet

Check and fix the following in HijackThis if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: ReGet Bar - {17939A30-18E2-471E-9D3A-56DD725F1215} - C:\Program Files\ReGetDx\iebar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msci] C:\DOCUME~1\Kevin\LOCALS~1\Temp\20041012102713_mci nfo.exe /insfin
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cleanup] C:\DOCUME~1\Kevin\LO... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 702610 MB, Free - 547651 MB; D: Total - 12690 MB, Free - 2255 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, Boston
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

My computer keeps freezing seconds after it logs in. I am not sure what to do and would like some help please. I also ran hijack this and got this result. I have no idea what to do with it but I am sure someone more experienced can help me. Any help would be great thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:08:09 PM, on 7/16/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16447)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe
C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Local\Goo... Read more

A:Computer Freezing after logon(safe mode works)

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Well, I guess I kinda deserved this one, but there still maybe hope. I was trying to free up space on my partitioned C drive by moving my user profile (C:\Users\Matthew) to F:\Users\Matthew and then using a NTFS Junction with the mklink cmd. Two files were stuck in the old user profile so I moved all the files back to C (all of these operations were done using a second admin account). Trying to log back into my regular account at first gave me a temp profile and the log pointed to an event 1542 (User Profile Service) error - It didn't give me a bubble telling me that it failed to load my profile correctly, just the error message in event viewer,

After rebooting, my vista account would instantly log me out. After entering the password, welcome flasshes for two seconds, then it says logging out. 20 seconds of black screeen with a frozen cursor and I am back at the login screen.

So... My account loads successfully in safemode, but not in standard more. Both the built in Admin and my other admin account (used for attempting the move) work in both modes. I have spent hours looking into common registry issues that most people describe with this.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-4211479757-2833760250-3217603951-XXXX is not labeled .bad or .bak, refcount is 0 and state is 0.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Userinit is correct and so is shell.

one thread pointed me towards
HKEY_USERS\... Read more

A:User profile works in Safe mode, not standard

I'd say that you screwed up your profile by moving stuff around since the registry points to multiple files/folders in the users folder. If you have other accounts that work then your easiest way around it would be to use one of those accounts or create another. I don't know what programs you use but I suspect that the programs you'd have the most problem with setting up again would be itunes, if you have it or with a mail client. You'd have to export your firefox bookmarks if you use it and move your IE bookmarks. Without knowing all that you do with your computer it'd be hard for me to advise you further but if you'd list the ones that you use the most I can try to help you port your data over to the other account.

Let this be a lesson to you.

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SO this is the deal, my computer keeps freezing on me and i don't know why. For the last couple of weeks it would just randomly freeze on start up, sometimes i wouldn't even be able to get to the desktop before i had to hit the restart button. i wouldn't be able to click on anything. first thing that i thought was a virus/spyware/trojan/worm, but i ran a scan on my computer AND showed that I had no viruses or anything on the system. I reinstalled windows xp (although when reinstalling windows sometimes i would have to start over because it would freeze in the middle of installation...what causes that??), and there is nothing else on my computer but the same problem keeps happening, on start up it will just freeze, sometimes not even getting to the desktop, once it gets to the desktop, i can move the moust and use the keyboard but everytime i try to go into the desktop properties or my computer it keeps freezing, BUT THEN I CAN RUN MY COMPUTER SMOOTHLY ON SAFE MODE SO WHAT SHALL I DO??????? PLEASE HELP


 

A:Computer freezing Windows XP but works in safe mode perfectly

Could be a faulty video card. In safe mode the card is driven by Windows default drivers. In normal mode the installed drivers for the card are used. Check the m/f site for a later driver.

Actually, it would be easier to help if you would specify the OS, SP level and hardware details. Would like a lot more history as well - how old is the PC, have there been any problems previously, have you added any recent new hardware or accessories to it, have you looked at the event log for errors, tested the memory, run chhkdsk /r on the HDD?
 

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Windows only opens in safe mode,tried reloading drivers, last known good configuration,etc. When in normal mode black screen only, when acessing task manager shows all processes stopped and will not allow me to start them.

A:Black screen when start in normal mode, works in safe mode only.

Hello CliffordJ. Microsoft Security Essentials is installed, correct? Many MSE users running Vista (but not all) suffered black screen after login following installation of Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - 4.9.218.0 (KB3140527), released about a month ago. In fact there is already a thread here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/606422/windows-vista-x64-bksod-after-login-or-no-access-in-normal-mode-suspect-mse/. The posters there disabled MSE 4.9 in Safe Mode by unticking a brand-new setting in the UI (Administrator > Turn on this app). Another method of escaping this situation would be to restore your system to a point before the update was installed, then hide the update in Windows Update. That would allow you to resume using MSE 4.8 if you wish.
 
I am extremely curious why this happens to many but not all MSE users running Vista. If more advanced forum members ask you for further information, I hope you will cooperate. Above all, I wonder if any other security software with real-time protection is installed (or perhaps improperly uninstalled)? Of course there is a possibility that your issue is something else...

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Windows only opens in safe mode,tried reloading drivers, last known good configuration,etc. When in normal mode black screen only, when acessing task manager shows all processes stopped and will not allow me to start them.

A:Black screen when start in normal mode, works in safe mode only.

Hello CliffordJ. Microsoft Security Essentials is installed, correct? Many MSE users running Vista (but not all) suffered black screen after login following installation of Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - 4.9.218.0 (KB3140527), released about a month ago. In fact there is already a thread here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/606422/windows-vista-x64-bksod-after-login-or-no-access-in-normal-mode-suspect-mse/. The posters there disabled MSE 4.9 in Safe Mode by unticking a brand-new setting in the UI (Administrator > Turn on this app). Another method of escaping this situation would be to restore your system to a point before the update was installed, then hide the update in Windows Update. That would allow you to resume using MSE 4.8 if you wish.

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Hi I am running Windows XP SP2, with Internet Explorer 7.0 my computer has recently been acting funny. I have went through the five steps and there is definitely something wrong. Please help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:16:51 PM, on 12/19/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lanovation\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Washer\WasherSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

A:Computer is slowing, Switch User no longer works as well as Safe Mode

bump need help

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Hey guys, I seem to be having trouble, and I'm not terribly inclined with laptops and computers, mine is an HP G62 laptop, and that's about as far as I know about it. The other day I went to use it, opened it up, I had 3 tabs open (google chrome), and I tried to open a new tab. All new tabs were freezing, and my itunes had frozen as well. I tried closing the laptop, hoping it would go into sleep mode, but it didn't, it stayed running. I reopened it and the screen stayed off, so I did a hard reset (holding the power button to turn it off) and started it back up. I started it in normal mode, and logged on, but after loading from the log on screen, it went to a black screen with just the cursor, and stayed there. I did another hard reset, and started it in safe mode, and now this is how I'm currently running. I've tried disabling the display drivers and restarting, that worked momentarily, but froze shortly after. Next, I tried a system restore, which did absolutely nothing, and then I ran chkdsk and, again, nothing. After all this, I decided to try uninstalling the display drivers, which, once again, did nothing. This seems to be all the info I have gathered from online, and through friends' help, there seems to be nothing left to do that may fix this problem. Anyone have any idea on where to go from here?

A:Black Screen in Normal Mode. Only Safe Mode Works.

Hello ericberard,

 

You?re having a problem with the computer going to a black screen.

 

First test the hardware.


Turn off the computer

As you power it back on, tap the F2 key. This will load hardware diagnostics.

Once the screen loads run the startup test.
 

If this is windows 7 and the startup test pass.


Power back off the computer.

As you power it back on, tap the F8 key. This will load Advanced Boot Options.

Select Last Known Good Configuration.
 

This will take the system back to when everything was working correctly.

 

Clicking the White Kudos star on the left is a way to say Thanks!

 

Let me know how everything goes.

Have a good day.

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Please help me with this issue with my computer. I got home from school today and tried to use my dell desktop, and it seems to work fine for about 60 seconds and then it just freezes, like caps lock light wont toggle and requires a hard shutdown kind of freeze. It appears to work fine in safe mode. I tried to fix it myself by disabling all the non-Microsoft drivers, but it still freezes in normal mode. The only part in the system that isn't stock is a nvidia graphics card, but it has worked fine for a few months, plus I disabled the nvidia driver in msconfig along with everything else non-Microsoft to no avail. This seems to have come out of nowhere, because it worked fine this morning. I left it on during the day though. Please help me, I've done all I know how to do.

Edit: Forgot to mention one last thing. The Norton 360 subscription ran out today, so I tried to uninstall it, but the computer would always freeze before I could run something for that long. Safe mode doesn't allow uninstalling either.

A:Computer freezing a few minutes after boot. Works fine in safe mode + networking

Hello,

Try clean booting the PC and see if we maybe narrow down what is causing the freezing.

How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8

Once we have the freezing issue resolved you can then uninstall Norton using there uninstaller. Norton Uninstaller

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Very similar to the following problem but i do not have a raid, and it seems that this PC has a raid and i don't, plus it was never really determined what the actual solution was.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/596146-solved-windows-cant-boot-black.html
The basics: XP Professional Boot up screen, right before the windows loading screen, or direct after the F8 Menu if you hit "Start Windows Normally..." it will just lock up, no HDD activity, blank screen. now BSOD, nothing.

All 3 safe mods work fine.

Ran chkdsk /r in recovery.
Ran proper fixboot procedure.

Went into safe mode and checked the event viewer.

The only concerning message i got was: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
AmdK8
Fips
nod32drv

Formatting really isnt an issue since i can back up anything i need through safe mode. However its just the fact that the Windows gremlin has struck me again and i must defeat it once more.

I highly doubt this is a hardware issue as it is more of a driver/software issue.

Anymore information for me, or from me that you need, i would be extremely happy.
Thanks for your time.
 

A:Blank Screen Freeze Up before Splash screen. Safe mode works.

Before I say the hard drive is dying, you need to try the XP repair as you have done most else you can already:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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Hello everyone I have little to no experience with computers. I replaced my broken laptop screen with a new one online. The screen is only working in safe mode. When I plug it in to a television via HDMI it is good to go. I would deeply appreciate any help with this.

Laptop is a Sony Vaio VPCCB25FX
Old screen is LP 156WF1 (TL)(C1)
New screen is LP156WF1 (TL)(C2)
It is up to date with drivers. I have no clue how to fijx this

A:Vaio Screen only works in Safe mode after replacing old broken screen

If the screen in working in the bios and safe mode, then the screen is indeed working.

If you boot into safe mode with networking, can you redownload the display adapter driver?

You could also try Clean Install Windows 7

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Hi - my first time using a tech forum so sorry for any newbie stuff. Whilst using my PC it crashed, then when I tried to reboot I get the blue screen. Reboot allows safe mode functionality with netwroking. On one reboot I did see a note saying cleaning boot of a file in john/mydownloads/nvVidia/nvidiaZwinky.driver....or somthing like that but still no joy after that in booting. It's not in that file either when I looked. I've got my Hijack log here for anyone who knows better than me to comment on. All thoughts much appreciated. I've attached my dxDiag as well. Since it's started in safe mode some info obviously missing, sorry.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:49:53, on 22/08/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_clipbook.exe
C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http:\\www.pcspecialist.co.uk
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:Blue Screen but works OK in safe Mode

HaHa..LOL....it was my ASUS 9800 GX2 that's failed on me. I had 2 in SLI and when the first went I sent it back to PCSpecialists who built it...apparently there's a new card on its way to me....fraid I didn't put 2 n 2 toghether when the blue screen happened, I disabled the card and now the PC boots but using basic graphics drivers.

Sorry for clogging up the forum.

 

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First im sorry that i cant run your sys info program im in safe mode and it wont let me run it. I have hooked my HP pavillion 6000 using 2 amd core II processers, and a raedon 3600 graphics card from ati. I can get more info later if you need it. I have hooked my PC to my Sansui 40" HDLCD tv to use as my monitor. it works for a time and works great then at random intervals sometimes 2 hours sometimes a week the image goes black. this is not sleep mode i have fixed all the settings for this occurance, i have tried to update the driver from ati but the pc is having trouble installling the software. when the screen goes black it will only work in safe mode. I can restore the pc to a previous version a few days prior and it works for a time but the same problem occurs please help i like using my pc like this and would like it to work properly.
 

A:Black screen only works in safe mode

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Hello,I have an HP Pavilion running Windows Vista. The problem I am having is that my screen will only come on in Safe Mode. If I try to start regularly, it gets just to the point where my desktop should open and the screen goes black. I have been trying to self diagnose the problem and I think I may be close, but I can't completely solve it. I am running a NVIDIA Geforce Go 6150 Driver. In reading through some forms I found that this may be a problem so I uninstalled it. After the uninstall my computer opened fine in normal mode and automatically downloaded the driver again. After the driver installs it requires a restart and then will not open in normal mode again. I have went through this process 3 times and each time I get the same results.Although in SAFE MODE, here is my DSS Log:.DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORKRun by matthew at 9:58:36.92 on Sat 04/23/2011Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19019Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.958.311 [GMT -4:00].SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Win... Read more

A:Laptop screen only works in safe mode

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.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.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
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Hey all, I have windows 2000. I turned it on and when I got to the desktop it was all weird. It has like three or four fuzzy split screens. I can get into safe mode and even ran the AVG to check for viruses. I didn't find any. I tried to get the computer to last known good configuration, but that didn't work. Any suggestions? Thanks Lea
 

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Hi All!
 
I have a windows 7 laptop (can't find my original Windows 7 CD's that came with the comp).
I turn the computer on, enter my password, and everything loads up.
But, I can't open anything once I'm there... Not the desktop icons, not the toolbar icons, not even the start menu! Ctl-Alt-Del doesn't work either!
I had some malware that I removed using malware bytes.  After I removed it, these problems started!  Before then the only problems were some lagging and random video ads playing on pages I was visiting.
I also found "MyPCBackUp" program, which I was told was a virus.  I deleted that too.
The only way I can get ANYTHING done is to open in "Safe Mode with Networking."  I can use most of my programs including anti-virus and chrome.
I've been told that a virus may have corrupted the operating system.
 
PLEASE HELP!
I'm not sure what to do!
 
--Serena

A:Windows 7 - Stuck after log in screen. Only safe mode works!

Can anyone on here help?!?!!?

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Hello all, my BSOD problems are thankfully a thing of the past now! However, I have a new issue that has been quite confusing to me. When I log in to Windows normally, I'm presented with a black screen and a cursor. Through findings of my own I've found that it's because windows explorer is failing to launch. Upon trying to start it by opening the task manager via CTRL+SHIFT+ESC and opening a new task, I'm presented with an error code that tells me windows explorer failed to launch (I believe the code was something like 00x000002...I'm currently at work and don't remember it exactly off the top of my head). So I attempted to restart in safe mode, and that worked perfectly fine. I ran my virus scanner (Kaspersky Internet Security) and found no threats. I then attempted a system restore, and that failed to complete for an unknown reason. The next time I tried logging in to windows normally, it gave me the black screen again. After some frustration, I gave up on trying to fix it for a while and shut the computer down. After turning it on, however, I was able to open windows explorer manually through the same method I mentioned earlier, and it actually opened this time. I ran the sfc scan through the administrator's privilege command prompt, and was told that there were files that were corrupted but could not be repaired. I don't have a windows CD and am not sure where to go from here. Should I start my computer on safe mode with networking... Read more

A:Black screen with cursor, safe mode works

Here is the CBS log I mentioned in the OP. Not sure which information is relevant, but I had to trim most of the document and left just the most recent stuff from the very bottom.

Another note is that upon starting in safe mode, I received a message saying that System Restore did not work, and that an unexpected error occurred while the computer was attempting the restore.
 

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Yesterday when I tried to start up desk top with Vista Office it popped to 'Blue Screen' then out to dos startup selections. Can still start up in Safe Mode.
Tried removing some programs; some will not go.
Checked Problem Signature file
Problem Event Name: BLUE SCREEN
OS Version, etc.
Additional info.
BCCCode 50
BCP1 9cf9d000
BCP2 0000000
ETC.
Don't know if this means anything.
Computer Lenovo
Don't know what else I can supply.
Help please.
 

A:Blue screen on startup, only Safe mode works

Some reasons for Blue Screens
New hardware - software installed.
Device driver - Video driver - corrupted - faulty.
Faulty Ram - Overheating - Dying hard drive etc.
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Can you get into Safe Mode with Networking?
Check and post
TSG System Information Utility - found here.
http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
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Post the Minidump files
Create a new folder on the desktop and call it dumpfiles [or something similar]
Look in c:\windows\minidump
Copy the last 4 minidump files to that folder.
Close the folder and right click on it and select Send To Compressed [zipped] Folder.
Windows will compress the file and then save the new zipped file in the same location.
Attach the zip folder by using the 'Upload a File' button.
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Run a Mem Test.
http://www.memtest.org/
Scroll down to 'Download (Pre-built & ISOs)'
'Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)'

Download the ISO file - then burn the ISO to a Cd.
Start the Pc using the Cd and run the memory test overnight or for at least 8 passes.

It is best to run a full scan on individual Ram sticks if you can.
Or run the test but if any errors are shown - then remove all sticks of Ram - test each Ram stick one at a time and test them in different slots.

Guide to using Memtest86+
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic207910.html
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Run system file checker.
Click Start
Type cmd in search box
Right click cmd.exe to run as administrator.
Type
SFC /SCANNOW
Press Enter
 

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ok i was getting help with this another forum but that forum is currently down and the last thing they had my try was to try the last known good configuration if that would boot into windows, well i tryed that and it didnt work, this all started after i used combofix in safemode to remove some virus on my computer and now i cant boot into windows normally so if anyone has any advice please let me know thanks.
 

A:blank screen on boot up but safe mode works

While booted into the safe mode try looking for any error or warning messages in the Event Viewer, which is in Administrative Tools in your Control Panel. You click either application or system on the left side in Event Viewer, then I do click view, filter, then click to uncheck the box for information, apply and ok, so then only warnings and errors will show on the right. Then just double on one of those to open to see the details of it. Maybe try to run the system file checker tool in safe mode too, click start, run, type in this; sfc /scannow , and include that space before the / too.
 

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Hi there!

I'm here after spending most of yesterday trying to figure this out myself. I should have just come straight here because you guys have ALWAYS fixed my computer problems in the past.

My computer:

Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2; HP Pavillion m9100t; Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3 GHz; 2.47 GB Ram; 32-bit OS; NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT; DirectX 10

Problem started when I turned on my pc yesterday morning. I had been walking around doing things and did not notice that it had failed to boot correctly. It was on a repair screen for some time and eventually notified me that it could not repair startup problem. After this I rebooted again and told it not to go to repair but to boot normally. It then went to a blue screen page which of course went by too fast for me to see much. I rebooted, this time in safe mode with networking. I set my computer not to automatically restart and then rebooted again so that I could read the bsod. I wrote down the stop error codes and rebooted to safe mode with networking again. Long story short, I didn't know what the error codes were, but I figured I could search them online. I ran all of my virus and malware scans, got the most recent windows updates (had already been at service pack 2, but there were some other updates) and started surfing the web for solutions. This was done over a period of time since I was also doing other things in the house. I did find that once in every 4 or 5 reboots, it will re... Read more

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Strangely, my computer booted just fine last night. My sister checked her Hotmail, and chatted on MSN for a short while. I turned it on this afternoon and it hangs at the Windows XP logo screen. The blue bar in the loading box is still moving, but windows never gets any further. Safe mode works OK. AVG scan shows no infection. I restored my Master Boot Record just in case, but it still won't boot.

I have service pack 2.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:Win XP freeze at logo screen, safe mode works.

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I have scanned through the other posts and the closest thing that I could find to my problem seemed to involve a video card going kaput. I'm just hoping maybe one of you can confirm this for me before I take my pc up to the repair shop and they try to sell me something I don't need.

So, here's what is going on. Yesterday my Dell Dimensions (2500 I think?) was working just fine. I noticed the fan was running for quite some time so I got up to check and just as I suspected virus scan was performing a scan of my system. After the scan was completed I exited out of virus scan and figured the fan would stop running shortly. A few hours later I notice the fan is still running, so when I go to check my pc all I see is a black screen. The button on my monitor is flashing between yellow and red, so I restart my monitor and the test page comes up. It says my monitor is working and to check pc connection. After that I manually restart and the windows logo comes up but then we're right back to that black screen. I am currently in safe mode with networking which is obviously working just fine.

Now -- about two weeks ago the monitor that came with this system died. I snatched an older monitor from a spare pc in the house and attached it to this system. I don't know if that has any bearing at all on the events that have taken place but I wanted to let you know that I had infact made a change recently.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Ren
 

A:Solved: Black Screen on startup BUT Safe Mode works

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C655D laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. Computer was working like a dream and has been for about a year now, when yesterday I booted up after running Windows update, like always, logged on like normal, only to see a blank screen with only my mouse cursor. Neither Ctrl+Alt+Del nor Ctrl+Shft+Esc work to bring up the Task Manager. I am able to boot into Safe Mode just fine, but of course unable to uninstall the Windows updates to the .NET framework.

I have tried System Restore several times now, both from the Safe Mode and from the start-up recovery options accessed via F8 upon system startup. From the same menu, I have attempted Startup Repair but alas, Windows does not detect any problems (go figure, right? ).

I have ran the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool to check if my hardware was going bad, and upon completion, it rebooted, once again, to a blank screen after being prompted to log in. Mouse works, nothing else does. Upon pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del I am greeted with the following message after waiting roughly 5 minutes:

"The logon process was unable to display security and logon options when CTRL+ALT+DELETE was pressed. If the operating system does not respond, press ESC or restart the computer by using the power switch."

^Pressing ESC makes the message disappear along with my mouse, so that I am staring at a completely blank screen.

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A:Solved: Blank Screen after Windows 7 log on; only Safe Mode works

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This is my wife's laptop. The problem started recently, about a week ago When she starts the laptop, often (but not always) there is the hp logo, and then the screen goes black. It does not always happen, and sometimes it happens when the laptop has not been used for a few hours.

The screen seems to wrok okay in safe mode, bit has problems in regular mode. The laptop is about 4 years old, came with Vista, but now has Windows 7 premium home edition. I reinstalled windows 7, but the problem has not been resolved.

Grateful for your advice. Should this laptop be discarded? Repairs are quite expensive in Switzerland, and rather than spend good money on an old laptop, I would prefer getting a new one, if an easy solution can not be found. HP G60-235DX Windows 7 (32 bit), 3GB RAM, plenty of free HD space.

Many thanks.
 

A:Solved: Screen is black in Windows, works ok in safe mode

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Hi folks!

Unfortunately, my 2 year old pushed some buttons on my Lenovo B590 laptop and something isn't right. Upon start up, I get a black screen with a moving cursor. Ctrl+alt+del doesn't bring up the task manager.

I double checked the boot order in BIOS and that looks OK.

Restarting in Safe mode works.

I also updated the video drivers, and (strangely) I was able to restart in normal and everything looked fine. However, when I restarted again after that, I was back to the black screen in Normal.

I've been Googling all morning, and done what I've found. If anyone else has any other suggestions, I'd be grateful for them. And if you have any questions for me, please don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks!

A:Black screen with cursor in Normal, works in Safe Mode

Update: I just uninstalled the video drivers and reinstalled them. The first time I restarted, everything worked in Normal, but the second time I restarted, I was back to the black screen.

So, to recap, when I both updated and uninstalled / reinstalled the video driver, I was able to restart normally once, but not again. Very strange!

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Hi folks!

Unfortunately, my 2 year old pushed some buttons on my Lenovo B590 laptop and something isn't right. Upon start up, I get a black screen with a moving cursor. Ctrl+alt+del doesn't bring up the task manager.

I double checked the boot order in BIOS and that looks OK.

Restarting in Safe mode works.

I also updated the video drivers, and (strangely) I was able to restart in normal and everything looked fine. However, when I restarted again after that, I was back to the black screen in Normal.

I've been Googling all morning, and done what I've found. If anyone else has any other suggestions, I'd be grateful for them. And if you have any questions for me, please don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks!

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Firstly I'm on Win7 64. Over the last few weeks I've noticed that after starting up my laptop, and logging in just fine, the screen would go black for a couple of seconds-- my cursor would appear and I could move it around, but the screen would be black. After 10 seconds or so, the Win7 GUI would load just fine and there I would be.

I restarted my PC at 5AM this morning and it did the same. All I did at that point was send an e-mail via Gmail and shut it down again. At 2PM I went to startup my PC and everything went as usual except the PC never left that black screen with the responsive cursor.

I searched here and found that problem many times, but with one difference-- my PC starts fine in Safe Mode.

I used Advanced System Care to fix some registry errors and am currently running a Malwarebytes full scan.

It might be worth noting that I recently installed Batman: Arkham Asylum and as it was frequently crashing, followed some advice to enable everything at startup, which I did, fixing my game problem. That was around the time the black screen first started showing up, and I assumed it was a result of more things taking place during Windows startup.

Thanks in advance.

A:Black Screen with Cursor on startup, Safe mode works

Please follow http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html so we can assist you better.

-Justin

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I'm writing this on my phone cause my pc doesnt work. Its screen went black after I used Windows tool to restore a damaged USB stick. I rebooted my pc and when I don't go into safe mode, it tries to do a file check but this fails and it then proceeds to a black screen where I do have my cursor and can move it, but thats it. I have tried many reboots but or doesnt change anything. Getting a little desperate now. Does anyone know a fix?

you can find a picture of the screen i get before going to the black screen upon startup here: http://imgur.com/rqm9bCf
 

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from another thread i read to download the service pack 4 for my windows 2000 pc.....i downloaded it and attempted to load it into my harddrive......there was some error on my pc so the entire service pack would not load at all but it was still on my computer sitting there. i looked and tryed to delete it since it was unusable....it told me that my computer might not run properly if i deleted it.....but since it never really was loaded onto m hardrive correctly i did not think it could do much damage....i deleted it....i logged off my computer.....a few hours later i came home and turned my computer on....within about 15 seconds of turning it on a blue screen popped up saying it could not find the source or the entry to the computer?? ...bottom line is that it would not boot correctly at all. i attempted many times yet the same thing happened. it also prompted to boot in safe mode. i did that but the blue screen popped up again. i am typing this on back-up computer that we have. i was wondering if anybody knows what i can to with my computer to fix it or get it fixed professionally which is a strong option. But I was wondering to see if there was anything that I could do before bringing it to a computer pro.i am fairly advanced with computers but this boggles my mind and I do not know what to do. if anyone knows anything to help me it would help alot.....thanks...
 

A:Blue screen before boot...won't start in safe mode or anything..nothing works.HELP!

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Even in safe mode I have some problems. Internet explorer restarts or windows explorer.

I have already cleaned out the inside of my computer and the fan .

I have already formatted the C drive and re-installed Vista. What can the problem be?

Also it doesn't allow me to install Updates, it usually gets an error message saying something like Internet Module or Host was closed. When I start Windows normally I usually hear the computer loading a lot, especially if I try to install a program or watch a video. And it crashes when I'm doing too much activity or sometimes just when im not doing anything

My computer is 3 years old. I have 3 Primary drives , from what I saw , the C D and E. And I have 1 external hard drive which I have turned off.

A:Vista works in Safe mode but crashes and gets blue screen in normal

***** Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic28744.html)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.***** A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option AB. If you have only one RAM stick installed......run memtest...1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-....iso.zip file.3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive. 6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run. The running program wil... Read more

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My HP laptop with Intel I 7 chip is running Windows 7 64 bit. The computer fan was racing and I was getting critical errors with the core temp approaching 210 degrees on cores 3, then 4, then 1. I ran anti Malwarebytes and it found 13 adwares which I removed.
Upon restarting when I tried to clik on any icons on my desktop or in my taskbar nothing happened. I tried rebooting but this did not fix the issue. I tried several attempts of system restore and sometimes would get a black screen after restarting. I undid
the system restore and in safe mode tried to find Windows errors but it said it found none.
What is causing this and how can I fix this without doing a full System recovery.

Another Windows Forum member said this:

Sounds like either a Virus caused this or the User Account is corrupted. 

First, let's try cleaning your system.

Download JRT, Save As, to Desktop. But, since the Desktop Icons are inactive, just run the tool at the first chance.
Malwarebytes Junkremoval tool

Download AWCleaner, Save As, to Desktop. But, since the Desktop Icons are inactive, just run the tool at the first chance.
Adwcleaner

Download CCleaner, to help clean your system.
CCleaner

Run System File Checker
SFC /Scannow System Checker

Still doesn't work, the next step is to create a new user profile. 


I think that's a virus (Still in the PC) or Corrupt User 


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1) Run Malwarebytes and make another scan (M... Read more

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I realize that there are many threads with this title, but as far as I can tell, my case is unique.

The computer I use is an e-machine ET1331G. Specs are: 6 gig ram, 700 GB hard drive, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

So, there was an instance in which I shut down my computer by holding the power button, due to a problem with windows update being stuck on the first update if I tried to shut it down normally (I did the microsoft fix program the other day, but the thing crept back up and I didn't feel like doing it today).

When I tried to restart the thing, it would lose the video feed into the monitor. I popped my case open to see that the graphics card I installed (a Nvidia Geforce 9500GT) had gotten really hot and I took it out. I went to the PC's integrated graphics card but all that accomplished was getting a black screen with a cursor on it.

Safe mode works perfectly fine, but the normal start up doesn't at all.

I tried start up repair to no avail, I have scanned my hard drive with chdsk with no errors found, used sfc/scannow with no errors found. I have tried to fix windows update with the fix it program in safe mode, but it can't seem to fix it at all, in fact, windows update doesn't open in safe mode (but this could be normal for all I know).

A:Login replaced with Black screen with cursor, safe mode works

Black screen after login, cruiser still works,
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproperf/thread/d47aece7-5e12-46ec-8d3e-e8671730a7ce
Clean boot,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
Troubleshooting for win-7,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/220165-troubleshooting-steps-windows-7-a.html

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I've recently crashed and re-installed Windows XP on my Dell M4300. Completely removing all old data. After installing windows, I updated everything via Windows Update so that everything is good to go.

Now, when I startup windows xp, I get the normal Win XP splash screen: http://tinypic.com/r/2dt5b0g/6

After it loads, the screen immediately changes to this: http://tinypic.com/r/ivkca1/6

And it will stay that way until I manually shut it off. Upon turning it back on, the exact same thing happens. Notice that the messed up screen always looks differently: http://tinypic.com/r/5arg4m/6 (notice the different colors)

However, I can start up in safe mode just fine! No problems whatsoever!

What could be causing this and how can I fix it?
 

A:Solved: Error, Screen messes up on boot but works in safe mode, Win XP

When Windows will only start in Safe Mode, it's typically a sign that you've got a bad third-party driver installed (since they are not loaded in safe Mode) and in your case I would have to say it's the video/graphics driver. In Safe Mode, Windows loads it's own low-res generic video driver, hence no stripes on the screen.

Download the correct video driver from Dell if you don't have a driver CD for your M4300, and install it in Safe Mode.
You can get internet access on your M4300 (to download driver from Dell's website) by invoking the Advanced Startup Options and choosing "Safe Mode with Networking".
 

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Hi folks. 
I've scoured the internet looking for an explanation but can't find anything.
 
It was working perfectly well, closed the cover, opened it again five minutes later and only grey screen.
Graphics are fine until log in screen and then everything is grey, I can hear the start up sounds though.
 
Booted it in safe mode and played around with resolution settings but didn't get much further than that. Got the screen replaced on it a few weeks back but no new software or issues with the new screen. 
 
It's an HP Pavilion Entertainment PC running windows 7. 
Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 Grey screen immediately before log in, works perfectly in safe mode

In Safe Mode, uninstall the Display Adapters by right clicking on them and selecting "Uninstall"
If it offers to uninstall the drivers, check that box.
Once that's done, reboot into normal mode to see if you can see the display.

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Attachment 126477

Attachment 126478

These two files are all I have on whats going on..although I don't quite know what is going on...
Dump, and Dxdiag for everything I have on specs.
History:

This computer is about 1.5 years old and about 4-6 months ago we had to install windows seven again (it expired..for an unimportant reason..) we installed Home premium where as it used to be Professional. Also in a previous, perhaps, forgotten thread I installed an updated driver (ATK0110 2009) to replace some 2005 driver apparently notorious for bsod's trying to fix the problem..but well..I'am still here..so-LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

Anymore help is appreciated..

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Quote: Originally Posted by Its That Guy


Attachment 126477

Attachment 126478

These two files are all I have on whats going on..although I don't quite know what is going on...
Dump and Dxdiag for everything I have on specs.
History:

This computer is about 1.5 years old and about 4-6 months ago we had to install windows seven again (it expired..for an unimportant reason..) we installed Home premium where as it used to be Professional. Also in a previous, perhaps, forgotten thread I installed an updated driver (ATK0110 2009) to replace some 2005 driver apparently notorious for bsod's trying to fix the problem..but well..I'am still here..so-LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

Anymore help is appreciated..


If you wish to have others assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
* Briefly describe the problem history and circumstances in the same post. Somebody will attend to your query as soon as possible.

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I have a HP Pavilion ze4530us that is freezing on the startup. I have tried all option available on the Safe Mode screen, ex: Safe Mode, Last Known Good Config., Safe Mode with Networking. Whenever i choose one, it freezes on that screen and stays there. I was going to run a Windows repair, but thought i would see if anyone else had a better idea.

Thanks!
 

A:Windows XP Home freezing on Safe Mode Screen

When booting normally, how far does the machine go before it halts? Also, are you hearing any POST code beeps when starting up?
 

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While working, my Win7 desktop suddenly displayed multiple desktops (about 6 of them in 2 columns) and a message to "check with your hardware vendor"... the only way to do anything was to shut down with the power button, which I did.

I then booted into Safe Mode and checked for driver updates, and updated the video card. When I booted back to regular mode, the screen displayed normally, and worked well for a while, but then froze and was completely unresponsive. It is now freezing almost immediately after booting. (But I haven't seen multiple desktops displayed again in regular mode since updating the driver. And Safe Mode still works fine.)

(Since I am wrapping up tax stuff, I thought I would just work in Safe Mode and deal with this later, but I don't see a button to Sleep or Hibernate in Safe Mode, and I don't want to keep shutting the laptop down completely when I'm away from it for a while.)

I will truly appreciate any direction on this problem! Thank you very much.

A:Weird display & screen freezing (but not in Safe Mode)

I updated Chrome in Safe Mode, and then booted to regular mode where there were Windows updates to install, so I hoped this would fix the problem. But the computer crashed again and gave me .dmp file after reboot. I have no clue about how to open a dump file, but saw elsewhere on this site that such should be sent to a compressed folder, and then attached here. (I hope someone can figure out how to read the file.) The screen also again displayed images of six desktops in two columns. I wonder what can be done to correct this.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 73.2

As the title says.
After system 'Repair' safe mode works 'BLACK' screen at normal reboot.

Win XP media edition sp 2 dell dimension e520

Could not boot up today "Windows\system32\config\system" file corrupted or missing.

Went for System "repair" --only problem I noticed was Dell restoration disc doesn't have SP2 -- Repair seemed to go ok, but at the end, the reboot got as far as the Windows Splash screen and then went Black-- no curser or mouse either -- nothing.

Several reboots --same thing.

Reboot to safe mode and --Voila -- I'm in --Took 30-40 seconds to get past the Black screen but I'm in.
Next reboot -was safe mode with Networking and here I am

All data and settings intact.

Yea !!

several mre tries to reboot normally result in a 'Black' screen.
Thought it may be video drivers but search for updated ones found nothing.
Is it possible that the 'Repair' took me back a step and the video drivers are to advanced for the system now -- so a roll back may work??


Am able to back up everything --
A reformat and fresh install not out of the question -- just hate to spend the time setting everything up again. Would very much rather repair what I have if possible.


Home all night and will be playing around with this -- all idea's greatly appreciated.

Bob

A:after system 'Repair' safe mode works 'BLACK' screen at normal reboot

Hi Zappafrank,

Since you are able to boot your computer into safe mode, back up your files ASAP just in case something else happens which can cause your files to be in-accessible. Boot the computer into the recovery console and try to fix the master boot record.

Hope everything works out well for you.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 73.2

Hello all,
 
To get straight to the point, I have an Asus G74SX-XR1. It's got an Nvidia GeForce 560M video card. I use this computer for my karaoke business. After one night everything was fine, but then I tried to turn on my computer the next day and I got to the "starting windows" screen but then at login I got black screened. Naturally I thought a driver problem, so I went into safe mode (screen works) and tried different drivers but none of them allowed me to see the normal windows startup. 
 
I thought, ok, I just want and need a working computer, So I decided to upgrade and go to an SSD. I installed it and decided to reformat. Well upon reformatting, I still get the same problem!!! No login screen. The backlight is on but as soon as the finish setup screen appears I lose any graphics on the screen. Please help! Urgent!
 
EDIT: External VGA monitor works fine. Only laptop display doesn't. It's not the display/screen because it shows the post and starting windows perfectly.

A:Black screen at login, works in safe mode, done research no solution found

If your laptop display is only working in Safe mode, that means you have a driver issue, or you have it set to only use an external monitor.  You can go into the bios and set it to use only the laptop LCD.  Unhook the second monitor from the unit.  Also when you get into Safe mode, uninstall both the monitor & GPU drivers, along with any associated software for the Graphics chipset and monitor.
 
When windows boots back up, it will find and load the default Microsoft or manufacturer drivers for your machine.  Now of course, you can boot back into Safe mode, and install the drivers downloaded from the manufacturer website for your machine.  NVidia has been having issues with their drivers, both for Windows & Linux, so do not download from their site, the generic drivers for your GPU.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 73.2

Hi there,

My Samsung netbook failed on me today. Last time i used it was last night when i saw a nasty little trojan had infected my machine, so i turned off my wireless and let Sophos anti virus run. Turned off machine this morning (everything seemed ok at that point bar 23 iexplore windows open - guessing that was the trojans doing).

Anyhoo when i went to boot up the machine today it went to the grub menu without issue. So far so good. Ubuntu also boots without issue. So its not a complete HD failure then. The problems occur when i try to boot the windows partition. If i try to just boot all i get is a black screen with bugger all happening. If i boot to windows and then push F8 to get the windows boot menu up no matter what option I choose all that happens is that white progress bar appears at the bottom of the page, fills up about 1/5th of the way and stops and that is it?

Not really sure where to start here, did see a suggestion of using a windows recovery CD but my netbook doesnt have a cd drive :-( Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
 

A:Black screen after Grub selection (safe mode fails too) - Ubuntu still works though

So, is your netbook a dual-boot Ubuntu / Win7(Starter)?

Re: Recovery CD... a usb cd will probably work.
It may also be possible to make your recovery "disk" a thumb drive.
BUT... the recovery cd needs to be made before disaster strikes.

Since your issue began with Malware, and
Since some "recovery tools" require a "virus free" drive to avoid completely "borking" an OS partition,
I would suggest that you start with the Virus and Malware Removal forum.
I don't know if they can help you, (working from Ubuntu), or not... but I do think it is the place to start.
Try posting a new thread there , with the same information.
See what they suggest.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 73.2

hello,
 
I've searched endlessly on google and various forums but can't find anyone whose had my same problem. I'm running windows 7, and when I power my computer on, I can't get past my user log in screen. I click my profile icon, which appears as normal, but when I do the icon disappears for a few seconds, then re-appears, never prompting me for my password. I've tried rebooting in safe mode, only to return to the same log in screen with the same issue. It's also worth mentioning that my CD drive is jammed shut, so without taking it to a shop, a windows restore with a disk is out of the question for me. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated, as much such so far has ended up fruitless. 
 
thanks!

A:Stuck at user log in screen, safe mode won't work. HELP!

Did the cd-dvd jamming shut and the inability to log in happen about the same hour of the day?  These two things may, or may not, be related.  [added my missing word:  same]

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.4

I replaced the graphics card on a spare PC, but couldn't install it so changed back to the old one, but before doing so, disabled the monitor. Actually I went into Display Properties and then Monitor, Properties and under Device Usage at bottom, clicked on 'Do not use this device (disable)'

Question is, how do I re-enable it? BTW, I have it networked to other PC but can only get into shared docs

Anyway, now I get a screen view until Windows kicks in and then it goes totally blank (though I can hear Windows start via the speakers)

I've tried to start it in safe mode but it just stops with a list of driver names without going into safe mode (just seems to hang)

I tried using the last known good configuration but this didn't help either

Help please!

Thanks, Stephen
 

A:Changed graphics card-then disabled monitor,now black screen.Not even safe mode works

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