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Computer starts up, windows xp wont boot

Q: Computer starts up, windows xp wont boot

ive had my laptop for a year now and its been running perfectly fine up until now. When i start my computer up, it shows the screen that has the HP logo and then stays their. I have to turn my computer on and off a few times for it too actually get past that screen and boot windows. Do any of you have some suggestions on how i can fix this?

computer specs -

HP Laptop
Intel Core Duo processor running at 2 GHz
Windows XP service pack 2

if you need any more specs ill be happy to provide

thanks in advance

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A: Computer starts up, windows xp wont boot

Welcome to TSG....

Do you have the recovery software for your computer?

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last night my computer froze and i had to shut it down holding the power button. since then when i have tried to turn it on, it first looks like its gonna load, but then goes to the screen w/ the 3 safe mode options to start in, and to start in windows normally. the arrow keys will not work for me, so i cant get to safe mode and dont know how. after it waits for 30 seconds, it will start in normal mode, and go the the screen where it looks like its gonna load, the "Windows XP Professional" screen, where there is the time bar thing (not sure what thats called). once it is there, the screen will turn black and then restart and go back to the startup page w/ the safe mode options and normal mode option. rinse and repeat. i dont know what to do and any help will be appreciated. thanks!

A:Computer Starts And Goes To Boot Screen But Wont Start Up

If using keys at boot won't work and XP can't start then you could try using you XP installation disk to boot windows or try a linux OS on a dvd. If you still can't get it to go then try a repair install off the XP disk. http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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If this is the wrong forum, where does this go???
Last week I started up my computer and right before the logon screen was supposed to show up, it just restarted. (I guess it was a blue screen?) It told me that Windows failed to start the last time and it asked me if I wanted to use Startup Repair. Since I had nothing to lose, I just went ahead. So then it kept saying "Your computer was unable to start" and it asked me if I wanted to do system restore, but I thought that would be useless, as half of the time System Restore in Windows Recovery Environment doesn't work for me!!1 It really wasn't doing anything, so I just went ahead and turned the computer off. So when I started it up, instead of Starting Windows, I see the Windows Vista boot screen. Oddly enough, it's faster than the normal boot screen. Now, before anyone asks me if anything related to Vista is on my computer, the answer to that question is no. All I really want to know is how to restore it back to the Windows 7 boot screen. I tried bcdedit /set {current} locale en-US, but that didn't work. I would have tried bcdboot %WinDir% /l en-US, but I didn't want to run into any problems.

Are there any other ways to fix this? Not that it's a problem or anything, it just looks... wrong.

Thank you in advance for any answers.

~shadowboy1795~

If you ask if I'm able to start my computer now, the answer to that is yes.

A:Computer starts up with Windows Vista boot screen

Obvious question shadow is is this machine upgraded from Vista to 7?

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The other day I updated my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 17R running Windows 7 home premium, when I updated the computer booted ok took longer than usual, I restarted the laptop but this time it wouldn't boot up, it came up with a black screen saying repair windows(recommended) or start windows normally, I clicked repair windows it said searching for problems, attempting repairs this took about an hour and a half but unfortunately did not resolve the issue I sent the error report to windows, I restarted the laptop again,  attempted booting it in safe mode no luck and the same other various options I can try but no luck they all just crashed the laptop and began restarting it,  tried repairing it again and this time it took my to a screen with various options like load backup open cmd and format my hard drive, loading the backup did nothing and  wasn't sure what to do with cmd so decided to part ways with my stuff and format the hard drive, I did this and the laptop was formatted but the OS was still on the hard drive and it was like the first time I opened it all of my personal things were gone but win 7 home premium was still there, I set it back up again installed AVG anti virus etc downloaded a few movies ran fine the next day it said windows updates need installing so, I  did , 145 updates were made  turned my laptop back on and again it was booting up and crashing followed the steps I mentioned before noting was working after messing around wit... Read more

A:Computer wont boot, wont boot in safe mode, wont load repair centre

Hello there,
 
It seems like you did not perform a clean installation of Windows and that's why your system is acting up. 
 
Follow the steps below to install a new copy of Windows:
 
1. To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation you will need to start or boot your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive. Insert your Windows 7 disc in your CD/DVD drive. Please note: will need to restart or turn on your system with the disc in the drive. 
2. After turning on your system with the CD in the drive go ahead and press any key when prompted during your computer post routine and then follow the instructions presented on screen. If you don’t see this go back to step 1 to setup your BIOS to boot from CD or USB flash drive depending on your installation media.
3. On the Install Windows page simply enter your preferences and click next.
 
4. Accept the Windows license agreement.
 
5. On the “Which type of installation do you want” page go ahead and choose the “Custom” option.
 
6. Select Drive options (advanced) on the “Where do you want to install Windows” page.
 
7.  Select the partition that you want to change, choose the formatting option you want to perform and then follow the instructions.
When allocating space choosing the default MB size for your drive is typically the best for most users since you want to take full advantage of all your disk... Read more

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My precision 690 witch I am resurrecting to act as a server/nas . It powers on but does not connect to the screen the power switch appears not to work, I tried to reset the bios switch and changed the battery. To no avail. Just plugging in the power starts the machine and the fans seem to run at high speed, is the m/board
broken or is there a way to sort it, I also tried different VGA cards none worked. Looking for help. Thanks in advance. Stephen
 

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I cant figure this out, my computer starts up but my monitor wont come on. I have had this problem now 3 times in 2 years. I've replaced motherboard, memory, power supplies, and changed video cards. I currently have a k-7 fsb 400 motherboard with amd sempron processor, 350 watt power supply, geforce 5200 ddr 64mb graphics card, kingston 512 ddr memory, wd cavier 7200rpm hard drive, and a dell monitor. everything starts on computer but monitor wont. yet monitor does on my friends computers. i've reseated the memory twice, tried differant hard drive, tried differant video card and power supply. still nothing. It must be the motherboard right? I just bought motherboard 4 months ago.
 

A:Computer Starts Monitor Wont Come On

txscorpionman said:



I cant figure this out, my computer starts up but my monitor wont come on. I have had this problem now 3 times in 2 years. I've replaced motherboard, memory, power supplies, and changed video cards. I currently have a k-7 fsb 400 motherboard with amd sempron processor, 350 watt power supply, geforce 5200 ddr 64mb graphics card, kingston 512 ddr memory, wd cavier 7200rpm hard drive, and a dell monitor. everything starts on computer but monitor wont. yet monitor does on my friends computers. i've reseated the memory twice, tried differant hard drive, tried differant video card and power supply. still nothing. It must be the motherboard right? I just bought motherboard 4 months ago.Click to expand...



Have you tried a different monitor, al though you say it works on your friends you also say it's intermittent, it could simply be that the monitor is faulty and moving it cures the problem.
 

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hi, my computer starts up, then 2 mins later it turns off and wont turn back on for 20mins or so. fan is on. can someone help?
its a gateway 510x, their is enough circulation in the back. this is what happens.
i sign in, i wait for everything to load, then before i touch the mouse the computer shuts off and wont turn on for 20mins
 

A:Computer starts, then shuts off, wont start up again

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My computer freezes many times when ill start it up and get to desktop. It wont take any commands after starting and ill have to shut it down by turning power off. It seems that when ill start my computer in safe mode and then ill restart and go back to normal mode it works normally. All these began after 2 latest updates.

A:Computer freezes to desktop when it starts and wont shut down.

tuplad89, Welcome to Seven Forums. This is not my area of expertise, but I would suggest, starting in normal mode. Hold down the windows key(the one with the flag on it) and push the "R" key. It will bring up a dialogue box. type msconfig in the box and go to the startup tab. Uncheck everything there except your anti virus program, you will be prompted to reboot. Do so. Reboot even if not pompted. after reboot go back and make sure everything is still unchecked. See if you notice a difference in your issue.

Next press the start button and open an elevated command prompt ( Start-type cmd in the search boz, right click the cmd entry there and select run as administrator) In that window that appears type/copy-paste sfc /scannow If you decide to type it notice the space between the SFC and the /. If it says it found no integrity issues, type exit and let us know. If it says it found problems it couldn't fix, exit and restart the computer. Do the same thing again run scannow again. reboot. Keep doing that for 3 or 4 times until you get found no integrity violations. It is scanning system files looking for corrupted or missing files and trying to replace/repair them. It may take up to 3 times with reboots in between.

Please let us know the results of those things.

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my computer windows xp dell wont read teh keyboard or mouse because it says it needs to be installed in the software wizard i cant install it because it wont work. i have rebooted it and also enable it to read usb devices and it still wont work idk what is the problem that it wont read it and want to know how to fix it
 

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hey all, im new to the forum but i have a problem. My computer is an e-machines and is about a year old and for the past maybe 6 months ill turn it on and all the fans start up but the processor fan stops and then it wont boot up. Normally i just keep turning it on and off and it will eventually rev up really high and then slow down and then be fine adn work ok. Now its not doing anything, Just over and over turns on and then turns off while both other fans stay running. Power supply seems to be working properly. Doesnt make any noise and i have power everywhere. Any ideas? Thanks
 

A:Processor fan starts but stops and computer wont turn on

Sounds like the CPU fan is dead. Replace it. In my area a new CPU fan is $20-30.
 

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Can anyone please help my daughter? She has windws xp with 2 drives d and d. when you press the on off button it comes up and says no signal and goes round and round rebooting. I put the windows disc in and managed to get it to boot with cd and when I did it saysSony then american megatrends, with a red triangle and www.ami.com
underneath it says what storage devices are on the machine and to pick one to load windows to. I chose c and then it wanted to format so I said yes to the c drive. It took about anhour then it said it couldn't do it did want to retry. By then I had to come home and am trying to help over the phone but it won't get past the megatrends window. What do you think is the matter and can I help her over the phone? She doesn't know what make of computer or anything else about it. Thank you

A:computer wont boot to windows

It looks like the boot sector of your hard disk is erased or damaged. Since you did try to reinstall windows and you couldn't because the disk couldn't be formated, you should do a scan disk in a preinstallation environment like Windows PE. Of course, for that, you will need more specialized tools, which I'm assuming you don't have and don't know how to obtain. Lets see if others have better solutions.

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I dropped my computer off the sofa and now it won't boot widows I can load up the bios page but the f8 key doesn't work is there anything I can do at home to do a full system repair and reinstall Windows 7
 

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My laptop just won't boot up properly. This screen just shows up. What has happened? What can I do to fix it? If anyone can offer me any advice I would really appreciate it. I am a student and do a lot of work experience so my laptop is vital to me. Without it, I can't do any of my work!

All the best,

Baasheeep.
 

A:Help! windows 7 computer wont boot up.

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Hi I have a Sony Vaio VGC RA-820G and it stopped working on me.
Whenever I try to boot it up it takes me to the system recovery screen.
I put in my start up disk at it loads it but then it hangs and the computer stops responding. I thought my hard drive was no good but i put it a new one and tried to install xp on it but the computer hangs at the setting up windows screen.
Its like the computer sees my hard drives but wont read them or something.

any ideas at what the problem might be?

Thanks

A:computer wont boot to windows xp

i had the same problem i think its becasue the video card is shot and wont load the specified files or something i could never figire out the problem but thats what seemed to be the problem. I only saythis casue my paps is a computer expert and thats what he diognosts after several weeks a fiddiling with it.

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Hello,

Trying to format/install XP on my spare machine which currently has Fedora Core on it. I made sure BIOS had CDROM first. Stuck in the CD, rebooted. Once I press the "hit any key to boot from cd"..

It shows the black sceen with " Setup is inspecting your hardware configuration".

Instead of going to the blue screen where it loads the stuff, the screen just goes black - and nothing ever shows.

Ive tried this with both CDROM drives.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
 

A:Computer wont boot to windows cd

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Hey guys. Suddenly my computer got some weird virus

So i put my windows xp cd in and the desktop wont boot from it

So in BIOS setup mode,

I put
1st Boot Device-ATAPI CD-ROM
2nd Boot Device- Removable Device
3rd Boot Device- Hard drive

And it will wont read my windows xp cd. So i thought it was something wrong with my windows xp cd. I popped it in my other laptop. It worked.

I have reformatted my desktop with this cd before, but its not working can anyone help me?

i have BIOS VERSION EA81510A.86A.0046.P10

THNX
 

A:my computer wont boot from windows xp cd

The CD drive could be faulty . . if you have more than one optical drive, try the install disc in the other one.
 

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hi all, i keep getting a message when i start my computer it gos into the post screen then gos to a black screen that says scanning devices then go's to a black screen and appears to lock up, its happened a few times and once i got it running by entering the bios and other time i got it to boot windows by putting in a win 7 disk, please help
ps once it said before it shut down and failed to start mem error at line... i dont think its related however
Amd phenom 955 black edition quad core
Asus M4A88TD-M
Apower black edition 750watt psu
500gb sata hdd
 

A:computer wont boot to windows

Do you get any beeps at the start when you turn your pc on???
 

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I just repaired my computer that was shocked and fried in an electric storm 2 months ago, And now its been 3 days and whenever I start it up it goes to the windows logo and shows it loading but right before it goes into the account select screen it just stops loading! I've tried everything, safe mode, start it last time it worked, start it normally, and I even repaired all my files.


Any ideas?

A:Windows starts up but wont finish..

Well the obvious answer is that the computer is not "repaired".

What fried and what did you do about it ?

Can you get to safe mode ?

Do you have an XP disk to run chkdsk, fixboot & fixmbr ?

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hi guys i am trying to format my computer but cannot boot from windows xp cd...help!
thanks

A:Cannot format my computer windows CD wont boot!!

What happens when you try?

You have BIOS set to boot first from CD?

What Brand/Model?

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I have bought a new PC with an intel q6700 chip, 4 gigs of ram and a terrabyte of storage. I have just installed a copy of windows xp professional on it and other software that I use for music and image production that have never given me problems on my old machine. Today as I was working on some music my computer just flashed up a message too quick for me to read and then the screens went black.
When I restarted my computer my machine started making a loud beeping noise repeatedly and not going through the beeping process. I cannot get to the bios stage or boot from disc. Has anyone any ideas what may have caused this?

A:Computer wont boot after installing windows XP SP2

Does the screen show anything when you turn the computer on ? If it does then tell us what's the last message you see. If not then it's probably some hardware problem. Turn the computer off, unplug the power cable and open the computer case. Remember to touch a metal part of the case to discharge your own electricity before you touch any internal component. Check that the cpu heatsink is correctly seated and doesn't move at all. Take the memory sticks out and leave only one in the first slot (closer to the CPU). Check that the video card is correctly seated. Turn the computer on and check that all the fans are spinning.

This guide may help :
http://www.techsupportforum.com/cont...ticles/51.html

What are the complete specs of this computer ? What's the power supply brand, model and wattage ? Check the sticker that's on the side of the power supply block.

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Earlier this evening, windows surprised me by restarting to preform a windows update. I went to go do something else for half hour or so, and when I came back I saw the startup repair was running. 
 
On startup right after the windows logo come up, I get blue screen with error PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED 0x0000006B.
 
Same thing on safe mode and "last successful boot config."
 
All of my restore points failed, and startup repair fails.
 
Checkdisk says no problems found, and SFC finds corrupt files and repairs them every time I run it, but the blue screen still comes up.
 
I tried using the widows 7 recovery disk but that failed too.
 
I have done a LOT of reading on the subject and based on the evidence, believe this is due to corruption of ntdll.dll in system32.
 
There was a forum thread where it was suggested I replace this file from the same version of windows followed by many replies from users who were able to successfully fix their issue this way. When I try to copy the clean version of ntdll.dll into my system using the recovery console, however, I the the error
 
The requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section open.
 
I suspect this means some process is using the file or something like that. Somehow, other people were able to get it to work.
 
Can anyone PLEASE help me replace this file (or suggest some other creative fix for this issue).
 
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A:Windows 7 Update now computer wont boot

Update: This is not a hardware issue. I was able to boot the computer using an ubuntu usb stick, mount the windows drives and transfer all of my important files off. Unfortunately replacing that .dll file did not fix the issue.

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Computer wont boot from CD for Windows XP re-install.

Hi, had been planning on re-formatting the hard drive for some time, then got a ?security hoax? virus so that pushed he to do my re-install. Problem is, my computer won?t boot form the CD drive. I?ve got a Dell Dimension 3000. Here?s what I?ve done.

First, I ran several malware programs to seek and destroy the virus. Then?the disc is an original Windows XP re-install disc. When placed in the drive, it does recognize it, and starts the program. I select re-install the operating system and it states no can do because you are attempting to install XP service pack 1 and your running service pack 3. The drive appears to be working properly.

I re-start, and it boots from the hard drive (never prompts me to press any key to boot from disc). Next I enter the BIOS set up and set the boot sequence to boot from CD first. The computer still starts from the hard drive. I next tried setting it to only boot from CD not hard drive and I just get ?F1 try again, F2 enter BIOS?. I keep playing with the settings and have gotten the prompt ?press any key to boot from CD but when I do so, nothing happens except it goes to the hard drive and starts up.

I had two disc drives so I dis-connected the slave and made sure the remaining drive is set as master. I also tried physically dis-connecting the hard drive and tried booting from disk but kept getting the F1 F2 prompt.

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A:Computer wont boot from CD for Windows XP re-install

Is Your CD/DVD-ROM drive detected by the BIOS? I want to say that there are many causes that can prevent your computer from booting from your CD, check these possible causes:

- CD/DVD disc is not bootable
- Damaged CD/DVD disc
- Check if your CD/DVD-ROM drive jumpers are set properly
- Bad SATA/IDE cables
- Damaged CD/DVD-ROM drive

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hello guys, i have been trying to boot windows xp cd...its just not working...i changed the BOIS setting...i tried using floppy boot disk...nothing seems to be working....help!

A:cannot format my computer...windows xp cd wont boot

Bios setting*

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For the past 18 months my pc wont boot up but after going into safe mode a few times i eventually get to my desktop i have re-installed windows 7 and had a partition on my hard drive if i buy a new hard drive and load windows onto the new drive will this solve my crashes i thought the motherboard was faulty but the error message i sometimes receive says it is to do with a registry problem.

A:computer wont load windows on boot up

A new drive and a fresh install is a great starting point.

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I have a computer recently built and a Prime Z270-A Asus MotherBoard , i have windows installed on SSD and the comp boots fine with just the ssd , once i add the 2TB HDD the comp doesnt boot windows , If i go into the bios i can see both drives and i changed the boot menu to have ssd boot first . i tried swapping cables and ports , but the comp only boots with only ssd attached. Any ideas, i dont see any error messages just a asus loading screen then blank .
 

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I turn on my computer fine and the Windows XP boot comes up. After that the whole screen goes blank and there is nothing that I can do about it. I just tried to reconfigure my display to use the right resoultion for my new monitor. It came with software to run the moitor at optimum preformance and what not. I put in the disc and the autoplay on the disc never engaged so I opened up my computer and tried to get it to start from there. No luck. I tried opening up each individual driver and all that from the cd. I got to one called "true color" or something like that ( I dont really remember sorry) and installed it on my computer. I promped a restart and everything was going fine until the screen went blank after the windows xp boot screen. I've checked the internals of my computer and everying thing is ok. I've also tried using my old monitor only to get the same black screen. Any suggestions on how to fix would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I have a peculiar problem. My desktop starts but does not boot. I know that power is coming to the system because my fans come on, my neons come on, etc. However, the computer does not even begin the bios process; it just sits there. Obviously nothing appears on my screen so at first I thought it was the video card but I realized that I was no longer receiving systems beeps for start up, recognizing master and slave, etc. Also, the numlock key was not coming on automatically (and will not turn on even if I press it, even if I let the "boot process" go for 10 minutes). I am thinking it is a bios issue so I removed and reinserted the bios battery in order to try and reset it but to no avail.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Nisim

A:Computer Starts but Does Not Boot

welcome
try a different keyboard, no keys are stuck down?
but it looks as if it might be your power supply
post back

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Hi, got a big problem here and need your help to solve it.

Computer Specifications:
Motherboard: ECS Elitegroup 671T-M
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad
Memory: DDR2 667 -> 2 GB OCZ Ram (2 x 1GB)
Graphics: GeForce 6800GT

Problem:
Computer starts but does not show any display. I know it starts, because all fans are working fine. Process light is blinking; however, the "power light" does not turn on. The CPU is not heating up. I took off rams, but there is no sound from the motherboard. Connecting monitor cable directly to the motherboard instead of the video card also doesn't work.

Does anyone have any idea of what would be the problem?
I would really appreciate any help. I am desperate!
 

A:Computer starts but does not boot

One more thing:
I don't think there is any problem with config. Because I have been using this computer with same specs for 2 years. Today morning it suddenly stopped working.
 

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Hi, got a big problem here and need your help to solve it.

Computer Specifications:
Motherboard: ECS Elitegroup 671T-M
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad
Memory: DDR2 667 -> 2 GB OCZ Ram (2 x 1GB)
Graphics: GeForce 6800GT

Problem:
Computer starts but does not show any display. I know it starts, because all fans are working fine. Process light is blinking; however, the "power light" does not turn on. The CPU is not heating up. I took off rams, but there is no sound from the motherboard. Connecting monitor cable directly to the motherboard instead of the video card also doesn't work.

Does anyone have any idea of what would be the problem?
I would really appreciate any help. I am desperate!
 

A:Computer starts but does not boot

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On Tuesday morning, I was using my computer when it froze. Ctrl+Alt+Del wouldn't work, so I did a manual shutdown and restarted it. But it wouldn't boot up. I've tried the following:

1. Unplugging the power source and holding the power button in for 1 minute, in order to rule out a static electricity problem.
2. Unplugged the monitor to see if it was dead; it wasn't.
3. Disconnected everything except for the monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

I've tried to restart it multiple times in hopes of getting it to work one last time so that I could retrieve my data (MP3s, photos, etc.), but to no avail. At times, the power button glows green, and other times it's orange.

Any suggestions? Also, I have a working laptop. Is there a program I can use to get into the hard drives, or is that completely impossible? Any help is appreciated.
 

A:My computer starts but will not boot up

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my disk driver is LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S if there is a disk in the drive when windows starts immediately, the drive will read it. 2-3minutes after windows boots up, the disk drive will not detect anything that is in the drive. is there some update that i missed that can help me fix this problem, or is it just windows being a nuisance? thanks.
 

A:Disk wont read after windows starts

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Basically my keyboard works when it starts. I can press F8 or Esc to go into the windows startup menu. However when (even in safe mode) it starts up it asks for Ctrl+Alt+Del. Here my keyboard is non responsive. I've had this issue before and used to solve it with windows restore settings to a previous date through safe mode, however this time i can't get into safe mode because clever windows felt like making it so secure.
Also the option of going back to previously good settings after pressing F8 desnt help. I've tried all sorts of boot disks made on my other computer but nothing seems to get it to that BIOS screen. As i said the buttons work before windows starts up just i cant do anything useful with them. Oh and i dont have an XP Pro CD either... would that help? how do i restore mysetings to a previous date?

A:Keyboard Wont Work When Windows Starts Up!?

Hi andrew99 and welcome to TSF !

Is this a laptop or a desktop ?

If it's a desktop, is that keyboard PS/2, usb or wireless ? What's its brand and model ? Try with another PS/2 keyboard and report if you have the same problems.

If it's a laptop, what model is it ?

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So my moms computer started doing something which has me going nuts at this point. My mom has an older dell that has been giving her problems. This was actually my older PC i gave her when I got a new one. One day I got the call we all dread when we get from "anyone in the family that sees us as the computer guy/gal". She told me the computer wont start. Its stuck.

I said well she either touched some setting or some issues with the boot file etc. I went over thinking i'll just boot to install CD and either repair or worst case senerio reformat. No biggie. I get there and just turn it on to see what happen. Bios load windows starts and I get the windows logo with the starting windows and it just stays there. I said well lets try a repair. I insert the disk press F12 boot from disk, I get the touch any key I press it and it just goes back to the starting windows screen stuck.

Hmm. I said well lets boot into safe mode and see if I can do something through there. Press F8 select safe mode and boom I get all that stuff across the screen like its the matrix and then it just stay stuck there. Nothing..

I started thinking and then said 'I'll show you!!" Made a Ultimate boot CD and wiped the drive. My thinking was since I wiped the drive I can start new fresh drive and everything will be peachy from there. I wiped the drive and inserted the install disk and I couldn't believe it, back to starting windows and boom stuck again. At this point I do n... Read more

A:Computer wont boot, stuck on Starting Windows.

It smells on bad sectors on HDD, if you of course used non-defected ISO for installation... Try checking/resetting all connectors to all main components and check HDD for bad sectors from UBCD or Hirens
 

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So I reinstalled windows 7 on my laptop everything was fine restarted several times to install updates, drivers etc. But then the next day when I try to turn it on it simply does not get past the windows logo it just freezes restarts then ends up on launch repair. So the day I reinstall its fine but the next day wont boot. This has happened many times now, so i figured i would see if anyone else had any advice.

thanks in advance

A:Computer wont boot windows after fresh install next day

Hello. What is the make/model of your laptop?

Are you using a Windows setup disc that came with the laptop -- what is the source of the OS installation?

If the laptop is not new, you might try re-seating the memory module(s) by removing/ reinserting them several times. Same for any connectors you are able to reach (HDD, etc)... this is to help dislodge possible corrosion or other crud on the connections.

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I run Vista Home Premium and am having the same problem. Removed RAM sticks and re-inserted...seemed to work for a while. A few times has come up with
Warning!!!The previous performance of overclocking is failed, and the system is restored to the default setting,
Press any key except "DEL" to enter SETUP.
Do that and it boots and works for a few days...then probs again.

A:Computer starts to boot up then shuts off.

Do not hijack someone else's thread. I have moved you to your own thread.
Boot into Setup (Bios) and if you tried overclocking, reverse it, set the Bios to Defaults.
Other then that, shutting down means it's either overheating or the Power Supply Unit is failing. Blow out all fans with compressed air, when you start the computer, make sure all fans are spinning. Look at the label of the PSU and report the make, model# and Wattage.

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Hello all,
My computer will not boot (until after numerous tries); when I turn it on, you can hear the fans and hard drives as if the computer was starting up, but the monitor stays black and says, "no input detected." My PS2 keyboard seems to effect whether it starts up - if it's plugged in during boot up, sometimes the fans and hard drives will automatically shut off after a second or two. Other times, it's as though I need my keyboard plugged in and my USB mouse unplugged. I've heard that PS2 ports die after so much use, and I tried replacing my keyboard with a USB keyboard, but the computer still did not start up (not until I plugged in my PS2 keyboard). Also, I previously suspected that my motherboard had a blown capacitor due to a high-pitched whine that my computer would make (and it would make this only when I had something plugged into a PS2 port). However, this noise has been long gone and I never found a capacitor that looked as though it was blown. So what could possibly be the problem?

Thanks a bunch
 

A:computer starts, fails to boot

I would check your video card, make sure the monitor cable is completely plugged in otherwise try reseating the video card.
 

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My computer starts to boot up then just shuts off. I tried taking out my vide o card and using the onboard graphics but it does the same thing, I cant even get to BIOS before it shuts off. I tried using a different power supply and that did not work either. Pleas help.

A:Computer starts to boot up then shuts off.

Is there any fans running? What is the make and model of your machine If it is an OEM, If it is a custom build what is the brand and model of your motherboard.

Was there any errors before the system shut off mainly a BOSD (Blue Screen Of Death)?
What changed before this happened? Any software, updates, drivers installed before this happened?

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hai !
My friend's computer always starts in safe mode.ive tried last known good configuration,system restore in safe mode.tried unchecking the safe boot option in boot.ini in msconfig.still no success.any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Computer starts in safe boot !

My best guess is that it is not only Safeboot that is turned on in System Restore.
While in System Restore, click on the General tab and make sure that the Startup Selection has a dot next to the option that says Normal Setup - load all device drivers and services. Click apply, and when prompted to restart the computer, let it restart the computer.

There are some other ideas I have about what could be wrong, but first try this. If the problem still persists, please post back.

You can access System Restore by clicking on Run in the start menu and typing in MSCONFIG (Just in case you were accessing it another way.)

Good luck
 

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So my co worker asked me to look at her laptop its a toshiba tecra m2. The boot keeps hanging up on the system32 file agp440.sys . I went on the internet and found a windows xp pro disk to try and replace the system32 file using recovery. After a learning how to add SATA drivers to the windows xp boot I was able to detect the hard drive and just before windows setup screen comes up the computer blue screens with a 0x0000007B stop error... I read that the battery could cause this so i carefully took apart the computer and replaced it with no change. I put a windows 7 disk in to see if i could use the recovery console in it and suprisingly it booted no problem, i was able to use command prompt but with no idea what the problem is i have no idea what to do with it. If anyone has any ideas it would be appreciated. Thanks for reading the problem hope someone has an idea. any more info needed just ask

thanks

A:Windows wont boot hangs up on agp440.sys and wont complete boot off the disk :/

Info on 7B STOP errors...http://www.aumha.org/a/stop.htm, scroll down to 7B in left column.

IMO, you have compounded the situation by using a "downloaded" version of Windows, since I suspect that such may contain embedded malware as part of the package.

Any number of things may have caused the initial hang, as you can see by reading the data at the Aumha website.

Louis

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sooo i accidentally click some pop up and it goes ahead and downloads some 'PC shield' ******** virus disguised as an antivirus. everything was crashinggg i was in a rushh, turned off the computer. go to turn it back on, it gets to the point where its loading windows, and then just restarts. im absolutely pissed since i jsut recently reformatted my computer to eradicate all its bugs. any help?

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Hi I'm Turning on my computer boots up normally when windows about to load CHKDSK scans my D: Drive every time this never happened before but is there a setting that I have to adjust? Motherboard: P6T Deluxe V2CPU: i7 Core 950 3.07GHzGPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295Memory: Corsair 6144MB RAM Hard Disk 1 {C Drive}# 300 Gig Raptor Drive Hard Disk 2 {D Drive}# 1000 Gig OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bitMonitor: Duel Samsung Screen

A:CHKDSK Starts every time I boot up computer

You must have admin level access to follow this process.- Press Windows Logo Key + R to open the Run dialog.- In the Run dialog, type cmd and press Enter. This would open the command prompt window.- In the command prompt window, type chkntfs /D and press Enter- RebootIf you do not see Adminstrator : in the command prompt window title, then you are not running it with admin level access. In that case, click on Start Menu, type cmd in the search box, right click on cmd.exe when it appears in the searched items list and select Run as administrator.

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I have a Windows Vista Home Basic, It was taken apart by my son who is obsessed about computers, And he did not take it apart to be fully ruined, all he did is take out 1 thing of memory out of 4 there is, and the hard drive he broke the data slot, and I am using a different vista hard drive to boot it up. And it only show the black screen with the dell startup and show bios under it in a sentence, and it says F2 for boot set up, and F12 for something else, I forget. And the thing wont let me hook up a keyboard, it will only give it power for 10th of a second. if you can help, please help.

A:My Windows Vista Home Basic computer wont boot up correctly.

Hi JOSEPHLAPINSKI,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please run the on-board diagnostics <F12> and capture any error code or message you receive.
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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Please help me.

Today my fire alarm went off in the house and it is connected to the mains and i didn't know how to turn it off so i turned all the power to the house off.

The computer was switched on and now when i start the computer is starts to boot xp on the screen with the moving line and the xp logo but then restarts. This could go on forever as it loops.

I have tried reparing xp by puting the disk in but i dont get the option to boot from cd.

I realy need this fixed by today. please help!!

If you need any more info, ask.
PLEASE HELP
 

A:My computer starts to boot xp then restarts. IM STUCK IN A LOOP!!

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I started with Windows 7 and when the computer reboots to install Windows XP it starts the installation process then the computer shuts off? What do I do?

A:Starts XP installation in dual boot, then the computer shuts off

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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This happen after when i ignored a AVG update as im working in middle of spreadsheet which need to be done in this week and when i tried to copy and paste and the laptop were freeze and wont let me able do anything so i press "off" button to shut thing quick rather as i set my off button to hibernation mode.

When i turn on, The acer logo show then blank page. Tried pressig F8 to go Last Known Good Config and still the blank page. Also with Safe Mode. Blank page!!!

I perfer if you can change your method if i need to insert CD as it's netbook and it dont have CD drive and also i have blank USB ready to add for booting.

Thanks for any help in advance
 

A:Windows XP wont boot, Also wont boot in Safe Mode

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hi, window will not boot goes to blue screen that says process 1 initizaltion failed and starts dumping, then reboots to reapir, wont repair, tried booting to reapir disc and used bitdefender rescue which showed no virus, then tried booting to my winodws 7 upgrade disc, it says loading files then goes to a windows screen and nothing, tried recovery and it only shows one date may 6th, recovered to that date and does the same boots then goes to blue screen, in advanced i went to promt screen and tried chkdsk c:/f/r and it said failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50, so now dont know what to do if i need a new hard drive or what bios looks the same as always please help mike

A:windows 7 wont boot, wont go to safe mode or start on windows 7 disk

Have you followed these steps - Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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