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Help speaker problems on my laptop and having problems with windows screen on startup

Q: Help speaker problems on my laptop and having problems with windows screen on startup


for the past while now I have been having problems with the window on start up and my speakers on my laptop not working.

1-The problem started out with the speakers when I turned down the volume to nothing while playing a game and then I tried to turn it back up a few weeks later I got no sound out of the internal speakers. I tried all the options in the volume looking for anything muted with no results. I then tried to update the sound card drivers with the same results of no sound out of the internal speakers. I did try head phones as I was told by a friend to do so and I am able to hear sounds and music just fine.

2-After this first issue, I noticed that when starting my laptop I had a smaller then the normal screen when starting up, I also have this same size on my main screen. I have been able to change to a higher resolution to fill the entire screen but if I go any lower then the highest resolution I have a black boarder were the window should be.

I have upgraded to windows XP from windows ME erasing whatever information I could, hoping that a new operating program would solve this problem. But with my bad luck it hasn't changed. If you someone could help me resolve these problems I would be very grateful.

Thank you,


Preferred Solution: Help speaker problems on my laptop and having problems with windows screen on startup

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Help speaker problems on my laptop and having problems with windows screen on startup

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Hey everyone, I am facing some problems with my Lenovo Thinkpad T410. The screen acted as seen in the attached photo. I disassembled the laptop following the service manual, took out the LCD screen out of the cover, connected the screen again and it was acting the same, but system etc. started normally. I ordered a new screen on eBay and put aside the disassembled laptop waiting for the part to arrive. When it arrived, I connected the old screen just to check if the computer itself is still fine and there's where problems have begun. When I start the laptop, the cooling fan runs for a few seconds, then stops for 10s and starts to run again at high rpm. The screen doesn't work. The same is for the new screen. External screen connected via VGA doesn't find the signal.What's wrong, what to do? 

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I have had the Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop for 3 and a half years now and it has developed some serious problems. On start up it takes to a white screen and asks for my hard disk password. I have had it since new and never entered a password and have also acquired the master password from dell and still it will not accept the password. In order to get anywhere I have to press enter three times to get to a black screen with ?F1 to reboot, F2 to setup". Pressing F1 results in a beep then the same line comes up again. I then press F2 to get to the blue screen where all I can do to get past it is to go to maintenance then load defaults then after pressing save and exit it reboots again. Sometimes it will then load the normal windows screen but mostly it takes me back to the start again at the white password screen.

Also whenever I try to download anything or open the disk drive a killer blue screen appears with the message " KERNAL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR" and "STOP: 0x00000077 (0xc0000185 0xc0000185 0x00000000 0x06bf3000)"

I would really appreciate anyone?s help on how to correct this problem or if I need to replace any parts or the whole laptop as at the moment it is my only computer and I am struggling without it functioning properly.

Thank you for your help, Dan

Dell inspiron 2200
XP professional
service pack 2
version 2002
intel celeron m
1.40 ghz 504 mb ram

A:Help with Dell laptop blue screen and startup problems


You can try the steps there.

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i have a HP pavilion ZT1000c laptop and my speaker arent sounds right at all, the sound is perfect, when i plug in extrenal speakers into the headphone plug. But when its unplugged, the internal speakers are very low even when the volumes all the way up. What can i do to slove this problem?
Please help, its annoying the **** out of me!!!

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The speakers on my laptop only produce sound when the lid is almost shut. Even then its only the left speaker. It used to be that both would cut on when the lid closed. If I plug in headphones I have to push down on the jack and fiddle with it before i get sound out of both channels. Any idea whats going on? I have an Alienware M34G Laptop with XP Service Pack 3.

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hi. ^^; sorry to pester you guys, but i hope someone can help me figure this out.

i have a dell inspiron 5100 laptop, eight months old, running windows xp service pack two. i'm the only one i really allow to use it, as my family in general isn't good with computers. (they have other comps to use.) it has frontal laptop speakers, located on either side of the mousepad. according to my system properties panel, they are "sigma tel c-major audio" speakers, and are supposedly working properly.

i hadn't shut my computer completely down in two or so days, so i went ahead and did so last night. however, i'd been out that day, and my younger sister used musicmatch on my laptop to listen to music while playing some games (from the start panel, none were downloaded). when i booted it up to listen to music while working on c++ homework, it refused to play anything in musicmatch. it won't in any other program, and it doesn't play any normal windows alert sounds, either.

i checked my system properties, and all the things under "sound and audio devices" in the hardware profiles are "working properly." i eventually tried seeing if my programs just wouldn't play, so i plugged external speakers in my headphones jack. that worked. but i can't just ignore this problem, much less carry external speakers around everywhere.

so i'm wondering if anyone has any ideas? rundown: speakers in laptop don't work, the comput... Read more

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I'm working on a Fujitsu Life Book A Series Laptop that a customer purchased as a second hand PC. The initial problem was a passworded Admin account which I have bypassed, but now after starting up the start bar is non existent and I can only run programs from the command line, or run. All of the programs I tried worked fine, but before opening up successfully they presented the "The procedure entry point AssocIsDangerous could not be located in the Dynamic Link Library SHLWAPI.dll"

If anyone has any suggestion I would be open to them.

I would prefer a reformat but the disks given don't seem to be OS Boot Restore disks, just software restore. And I don't seem to be finding a restore partition.

I actually have found the Recovery Partition, the pc wouldn't access it before but now it will, but I can't get it to run.

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I just bought a brand new hp laptop and sometimes when I start it up aftering being off a black screen pops up saying that there is no bootable device. It doesn't let me do anything so I have no choice but to manualy turn it off. When it comes back on it is totally fine.

I've also being having another problem which started today and has happened multiple times. I will be online or my laptop will just be sitting there and the screen goes black for a second or two. It will then come back on and say something like the screen failed but it was restored.

What should I do? I just bought it a week ago. Should I trade it in for another one or is there a cheap (preferrably free) easy fix? Please help.

If you need more info just ask.


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This is a problem ive never encountered before, it seems quite severe and I have no idea where to start.

When power on my laptop, the screen comes up as usual asking me if i want to enter bios.
the next thing i see on the screen, is it checking the cd drive for a boot device, at which point (if there is no cd in there) the laptop automatically restarts.

I tried using the windows xp setup cd to boot, but that wont help, I dont want to delete everything on my laptop as all my work is on there!

Ive tried using another boot cd (ultimate boot cd) but thats way to complicated, i dont know which utility to choose.
I also dont have a floppy drive on my laptop, and im running winxp home edition

any ideas on exactly what could be wrong here?

please help

thanks in advance

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Just today, I turned on my computer and got the blue screen of death, so I restarted my PC. Then a black screen came up saying "Windows could not start beacuse the following file is missing or corrupt : \windows\system32\config\system."

You can attempt to repair this file by putting the winxp cd in etc...

Now when i turn on my computer there is just a black screen showing, with nothing at all on it.

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks very much for your help.

A:Blue screen of death, boot problems, black screen startup

It's a nasty error that requires some persistance and resourcefullness to overcome without a clean install.

If you have a Windows CD or have the recovery console installed, you might want to have a go at these directions.


Forum example of a successful recovery here:


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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help.

My laptop's (Advent 8117 if that helps) been working fine, then this morning things went pear-shaped. To begin with things went fine - Everything seemed to load up as normal, I left the room for maybe 5-10 minutes and when I returned there was a black screen. I waited a while and nothing happened so I restarted.

It comes up with 'Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.'

It doessn't seem to matter what I click here because my 'Techguys' support thing comes up either way but now nothing on it works. To begin with I ran the Repair Environment, but it couldn't fix it. I also got to try a System Restore but I seem to have no points to restore to.

Now I can't get the Techguys page to do anything. So I tried running in Safe Mode but once again I'm faced with the unmoving Techguys page, and the same goes for when I try and load from the last working point.

The only thing I can think could be the cause is that a small ornament fell off a nearby shelf and caught my laptop. Could this have messed it up? It didn't fall far or hard. Would anything at all happen if this was the case?

I don't have any backup discs or a Vista Cd.

Any help on this would be much apreciated. I have no idea when it comes to this.

A:Laptop startup problems....

I would suggest using a bootable hard drive diagnostic - it's available from the website of the manufacturer of your hard drive. This topic ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/ ) contains links to the most common ones.Since the Startup Repair didn't fix things (I presume that this is the Recovery Environment that you referred to) - then the issue is most likely with your hard drive (Startup Repair will fix issues with the Master Boot Record, Boot Sector, and the NTFS file system among other things).If the hard drive passes the diagnostics, then the next most likely thing is a corrupted driver (with video drivers being the most common) - but installing a new driver if Windows isn't working is a real challenge.

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Hi, thanks for having this forum.

My friend has a HP laptop, that boots up sometimes in safe mode, then the screen shows all lines across it then nothing happens. The fan does appear to be running correctly. Also, sometimes, the screen will go blank and freeze at startup. This laptop was bought a year ago. I have not looked at it yet, I am just telling you what he is telling me.

Any ideas from the info given what the devil it could be.He has no clue as to what to do, and i have some ideas, but need to make sure I can get into
safe mode first.

Now barring that, Can I somehow connect my functioning laptop to his, and download the info that he needs from the harddrive, into my own laptop?

I read somewhere about an IDE connector.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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I just realized it might be his graphics card.....possible?

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I have a Dell Latitude 600. This past week, when I turned on the laptop, it boots up, but my hardrive seems to be red-lined. And I cannot run any programs, becasue it freezes up. It does run smoothly in Safe Mode, Safe Mode w/Networking, and in Diagnostic mode. Obviously it is something at startup, but I have gone in and turned everything off.

There was nothing downloaded, or done differently. I simply turned it off and the next day the problem occured, out of the blue. I am the only person who uses or has asscess to this notebook.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you...

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I have a Packard Bell Easynote laptop. It was running well until yesterday when I left it on all day. On returning to it the screen was black (no screensaver showing) and the power light on. Wouldnt respond to anything I did so turned it off. When I turned it on again the sreen was extremely pink and then halfway through booting up it closed down altogether. Has been the same ever since. If I leave it for a while turned of it gets further with booting up before it closes down. The cooling fan is running and appears plenty of air. I suspect I may have had an overheat or a power surge. Any ideas before I give up and get a new computer


Dave H

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wrong forum -post in the mobile computing forum. Please familiarize yourself with TS!

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Hi, I'm having a disaster of a time trying to get my laptop to function lately, and haven't been able to do so in nearly a week.

This is my laptop. Vista Home Premium/ http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?service=UK&toshibaShop=false&com.broadvision.session.new=Yes&PRODUCT_ID=1058203

It all started last Saturday when I was looking at some books on Amazon, when Firefox crashed, followed by the laptop itself crashing and prevented me from doing anything but turn it off using its physical button.

At start-up, everything seems to be working fine, but every time I turn it on the furthest I get to is the "Please wait" loading screen after the Vista logo has been displayed, nothing really happens at this point, the loading icon continues to spin but nothing ever comes of it (I've left it for hours on end some days to no avail) aside from an occasional blue screen, which even I know is bad news. Earlier today however, I lucked out and got to the login screen. I entered my password, but didn't get past the "welcome" loading screen, so this was probably a one-off.

Sometimes the laptop fails to get to the Vista logo, and gets stuck on the black loading screen with the "© Microsoft Corporation" text.

I tried to use Safe Mode (and its variations) but all freeze and stop loading at AVGIDSEH.sys.

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A:Laptop Startup Problems

So normal and safe mode do not work?

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mylaptop wont boot wen i press the start button, but will require me 2 repair settop 4 almost 1hr 30mnt. evry time i start.whatcan i do.

A:Re: HP laptop startup problems

Hi @janual, Welcome to the HP Forum!  Thank you for becoming a HP Forum member. It is a dynamite location to get help from the community, get suggestions and find what has worked for others. For you have the best experience here is a link for you to review, should you have any concerns: First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More What operating system are you running?  I grasp that when you boot your notebook, you get a repair screen. You let it run the repair for an hour and a half but there was no change.  You can try a hard reset. HP Notebook PCs - Performing a Hard Reset or Forced Reset. Be sure to remove all peripheral devices, such as USBs, printers, monitors or external drives.  For further assistance, please provide the requested information.   Thank you for participating in the HP Forums! We want to help you as well as others who may experience a similar issue. Please consider marking the post that resolves your issue as "Accept as Solution?  to help other community members! To say thanks for the assistance, please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon? below. 

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When i start up my laptop it goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor in the top left hand corner, how do I fix this?

A:HP laptop startup problems

Hi You have a couple of options as I see it please try these steps that might resolve your issue. 1) Once unit is powered on keep tapping F10 key Go to Diagnostics Run the Hard drive & Memory test on the unit and check if both are working fine. If not you need to replace the part which has failed. 2) If the Hard drive & Memory test passes the Try powering on the unit and keep tapping F11 key Check if you can do a System restore or Recovery from this Screen before doing recovery please back up your data as all data on the unit will be erased. 3) If this does not work then you might have to order a set of RCD from Either you can call HP technical support or click on the web link given below to order the part. Order Recovery Discs for Windows 7, Vista, or XP Let us know how it goes! *Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP.****Click the White Kudos star to say thanks********Please mark Accept As Solution if it solves your problem**** RegardsManjunath

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Hello. I am trying to change the image on the startup screen (the blue screen with a graphic of a tower on it)of my Inspiron 15 using windows 8. I have looked at the personalisation control panel, but it only offers me options to change themes, not the startup picture. If anyone knows how to do this, please let me know. My friend has a picture of honeycombe that came with system 8 as his startup screen, but he is away so I cannot ask him how he did it. I'm sure it's obvious and staring me in the face, problem is, I can't see how. Any help gratefully accepted.

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Go to Start Screen> (right top swipe) Select settings> Personalize and then click the desired Start Screen background. The change should be immediately noticable. Hope this works for you. Good luck.

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Yesterday i accidentally dropped my laptop (HP Pavilion G6) and the battery fell out, it was plugged in at the time. It didnt fall from much of a height so i thought it would be ok. Upon starting it up again it came to a black screen asking if i wanted to use startup repair or start up normally. i swear i clicked on start up normally but it chose startup repair regardless. I left it overnight on the startup repair function as i heard it could take a long time for the program to run.

when i woke up this morning it was on some HP recovery program, i cant remember the exact name of it but it gave me options like system restore, system reset to factory conditions, a repair function, backing up files etc. i clicked to backup files but after it had tried doing this for several minutes of so it came up with an error message saying it couldnt be done. so i clicked on the repair function which lead me to three different options, one for repairing windows partition, one for recovery partition and one for command prompt x or something. (sorry i cant be more specific, i dont remember the precise names) but i tried all of these different repairs and none of them worked, except for command prompt which opened the command window, but not knowing what to do with the command window i returned to the initial recovery programme and clicked cancel and then the option to reboot the computer.

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Sorry in advance for the length of this post but I want to describe the problem accurately, as well as what led up to it.

I recently uninstalled norton systemworks and replaced it w/avg free to free up resources. I then manually deleted the systemworks files that remained behind, but several would not delete. So I deleted some registry keys related to norton (or so I thought, probably stupid on my part).

Since then I'm having trouble with loading XP at start-up (home edition). After loading on a user account it re-boots. I got around the problem by logging on with different accounts, but now that I've done so with all five, it takes several attempts for XP to load (last night it took about half an hour to finally load).

I am also getting a dll error that I think is related to spyware guard, because the program loads initially at start up but then disappears after the error:

"run time error 2147023782 (8007045a) automation error a dll initialization route failed"

I did run a system file check but it did not prompt me to replace files.

I had my hijackthis log analyzed last night and it's clean. I have not tried a repair of XP with the installation disk for fear of what might happen when re-starting.

Once XP finally loads it seems to run fine.

Thanks in advance for any help or insight into this.


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What version of System Works did you uninstall? I know from experience that removing all of it is not so clean. There is a fairly involved process, outlined at Symantec's site, which includes removal of folders, files and registry keys.

Not sure exactly, but from the sounds of it, the cause of your problem may be the incomplete uninstall.

Did you back up your registry before you deleted the keys?

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G'day Magicians

I have just taken delivery of a new laptop for my lovely grandaughter and since loading a couple of programs and setting it up for her to take to Uni next year I am getting three annoying fault screens on start up.

I will attach a screen shot jpg in the hope someone can help me to get rid of them before I hand the machine over to her. I don't want to do a Restore because then I will have to reload the software programs and I may cause the same thing to happen?

With thanks


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I am using Vista but since I don't believe this is a Vista specific issue, I thought I'd post here.

A few days ago, my laptop froze and the monitor went to a random array of stripes and colors. I powered it off, and when I started it up again, all the lights went on and I could hear it turning on but the monitor never came on. All the lights remained on but I don't think it completed startup since I didn't hear any sounds.

I repeated this a few times, and it kept happening. Then I gave up and let it sit overnight. The next morning, it turned on no problem. However, later that day the screen froze and messed up again. Now I am either unable to start it up again, or it starts up and later freezes.

The freezing seems to correspond to how long I wait before starting up the laptop again. If I wait a few minutes, it freezes after a few minutes as well and if I start it up quickly, it doesn't get very far.

I recently flew to Hong Kong (where I am now) and the problem started a day after I arrived. I have a feeling that the problem is related to the move.

My laptop is an HP dv2320us and is about 4 months old.

I'm pretty lost now, please help. thanks.

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We have a Acer Aspire 5520 series laptop.Left on for a while and when came back it wouldn't come out of 'sleep' mode but hitting ESC and then the power on button just cause it to cycle, click on click off but never restarting. Even removed battery to see if that would 'reset' things--no change. Is this completely fried? Sure hope not; got lotsa stuff on it. HELP!

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Hello, starting from about 3 weeks ago I've been having seemingly random black screens on my computer, which causes the screen to die while the computer is still on, forcing me to manually restart it. If I have some form of audio on while this happens it just turns into a looping noise. The computer has also been acting weird during start-up. At random it won't boot, but instead it stops right before the windows logo is about to appear and nothing happens.

? OS - Windows 7
? 64 bit
? This is the original OS
? Full retail
? Age of all system components: some parts are about 2 years old (CPU, mobo etc.) GPU and PSU are less than a year old
? Age of OS installation - the same age as the GPU, about 8 months

? CPU Intel i7 920
? Video Card Asus GTX 580
? MotherBoard Asus p6t-se
? Power Supply - brand & wattage

A:Black Screen, problems on startup

Couldn't find any edit button for my previous post.

Did a system health report as well as a driver verifier, got a bsod during startup after doing that. Thanks in advance for any help I might get! :)

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Hello. I have a Dell Dimension 2400. Recently I wiped the hard drive clean and put windows xp service pack 2 on it. It had no virus protection and when i tried downloading a torrent for basic software it stopped booting. I should also mention that i upgraded the video card but it was workin correctly before the download. Now when i start up my computer it starts running for 10 seconds and then turns off. Then when it starts up again nothing shows on teh screen... ever. No Dell screen or BIOS screen even if i use F2 or F12. It could be an issue with the video card but i have no idea. Help Please?

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Hello mcspargeslarg

Run the Dell diagnostics


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Been having the problem for a while now and its maybe getting slowly worse? Whenever i start up my computer (from sleep or...off), I have screen problems for about 10-20 minutes (depending on how long it was off for), then it goes away and I have no problems for the rest of the time i am using it. Until it turn it off, then the whole thing starts over again. Problems are as follows:-Pink or green tinted screen on start-up-ghost images (in pink or green)-fades to black/white/grey in a splotchy way that makes me think its a screen issue.-suddenly flashes back to pink/green, then starts fading back to black again. (Notes: I have tried a clean update of my graphics driver a few times. Bios is up to date and memtest freezes when i try it so I'm worried to attempt updating bios. I live in another country in a rural area and have no access to an hdmi cord to test the screen).  memory problem? screen problem? graphics card problem? driver problem? I dunno man, give me a direction. heres a clip of the weirdness:https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwYD77K7Aek5a0xYNHVFT1p4STg 

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Start up problems Gateway Notebook PC
Model Number PEW 91
Marketing Name NV55C Series PEW91
Responsible Party Acer America Corp.
Manufacture Date 2010

Gateway logo appears at start up, but then screen goes black before Windows Desktop appears.

I've tried all the advance options and I am able to access bios and set USB CD-ROM to #1 in Boot Priority.

I've tried my Windows 8 Recovery discs, a PC-Wizard Repair Disc, and a new Windows 7 Service Pack, all unable to load and/or open as they normally would.

I've tried all the Troubleshooting tips from the gateway Manuel with no success.

Sometimes there is a flash of a page I can't quite read and one time a recovery window appeared to be loading, but to no avail.

I was also able to open and check for errors in the memory, but found no errors there.

Possibly the most troubling was the message concerning the Partition 3 Hard Disk c4dcea67 which seemed to freeze and didn't change anything.

I guess my fear is the problem is more serious. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.

Thank you, Zac

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor LE-1640, x64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3453 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228961 MB, Free - 161583 MB; D: Total - 9510 MB, Free - 1284 MB;
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For some reason, after an update I'm sure, my Vista no longer wants to load up when I have my two USB hard drives attached to my laptop. This never was an issue before and now I've got this stupid Startup Repair program running that won't let me cancel out. What's the deal? Can anyone help with this?

A:Solved: Vista startup problems with my laptop

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Bought a new laptop battery (Anker 90HPG62-B88A) for my husband's HP G72 notebook.  Followed all instructions regarding charging new battery and it's been working great for 2-3 weeks now.  Today laptop would not boot up.  Only went to HP screen and stayed there.  I googled some stuff on my kindle and it said something about BIOS and removing battery and doing start up with power cord.  So I removed the Anker battery, plugged in the power cord, and all has been well since then.  I put the old battery back in (only 25% charging capacity, but it will hold for about 1/2 hour) and still all is well.
Do you think there's a problem with the new battery?  Never had any trouble like this before this time.  Thanks for your help.
Oh, I should add that I have rebooted the computer with the old battery in, no power cord, several times, and it works just fine.

A:New Battery Causing Startup Problems w/Laptop?

Anker® New Ultra High Capacity Laptop Battery [12-cell / 8800mAh] for HP G42 G62
Check to see if you got a warranty with the battery. Most give 12 months -
If so ; take it back -

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I am having a few problems, mostly about not being able to start up my desktop Gateway PC...part of this has been going on for awhile, which I overcame, but the other day we had a brownout and my pc went off and will not start up again.

Okay, it is in safe mode and we did some troubleshooting. I tried restarting the computer by setting it for an earlier date when it was functioning, but that failed to help...eventually got to the blue screen that says that it is probably the partmgr.sys file causing the problem...which there is not way to get to to remove ...or is there a way to fix or remove this? The only disk I seem to have is a restore DVD. Will that work and will I not lose anything from my hd? Not sure what to do here.

A while back I could not remove trademanager software which is like a voice client from my computer. It would not uninstall, so I emailed to China and was told to reinstall the software so that the program would be there to uninstall it...through weeks of writing back and forth I still cannot get trademanager out of my computer and it was affecting my startup, so I disabled it and was able to start up okay from safemode for several months. Is there a way to get it out of my computer for good?

I was going to do a system restore several months ago and tried to back up my hd prior to that, but evidentally the computer will not read the CDs I have in order to copy the info onto them...

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A:Can't Startup blue screen say partmgr.sys and other problems...

Hi Rachel, welcome to TSF..

by brownout, do you mean power cut or something similar? If so, there is a chance your hard drive has become damaged. I would advise downloading the manafacturer's diagnostic utility so you can test the integrity of the drive. You should be able to download a iso/image file which you can burn to cd and then boot your computer from the disc.

In answer to your question about the restore disc, that may fix the problem is the partition table has been corrupt but you'd also lose all the data you have on the drive...it will in effect, restore it back to day 1.

Removing trademanager shouldn't be a huge problem once we get your system working again...we'll cross that bridge later

We regards to the mic issue, it's probably set to mute in the volume control...and it's usually hiding so you have to go into File -> Properties and ensure it is selected in there. Can't remember if that is the exact steps as i'm using Vista at the mo but have a dig around and if you can't find it, i'll give more precise instructions later but I don't think it's a missing driver issue at this stage as the new hardware wizard would usually pop up.

Hope that helps

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I have an issue with a blue screen error I've been getting when trying to start XP. I have been communicating with some people at another tech support forum but am not receiving the help I need. I have even wiped the HDD with DBAN and still have the problem. Memtest 86 says the memory is fine. The CPU is recognized fine and has been running without a hitch for weeks before this.

Please read the entirety of this techsupportforums post and then post any replies here on the techspot boards:

ANY tips will be appreciated as I am extremely frustrated right now and anything to get me thinking in the right direction would be great.

A:Blue screen problems during startup-- tried EVERYTHING, no results.

i have had this problem and it was the ram timings, usually overclocking results in this bsod

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Hi, for some reason my laptop has been crashing on me lately. I have a Windows 7 Toshiba laptop and for a while my computer would just crash and go to this blue screen (I posted an example photo I found from the internet), and this one time when I was starting up my computer, I got this black screen scanning my computer for errors. Now, today is the first time my computer crashed again and used startup repair automatically. What's wrong with my computer and how do I fix this? I've ignored the problem now but the start up repair shocked me.http://i43.tinypic.com/2sadzzl.jpghttp://i44.tinypic.com/2wrffhf.jpg(I didn't take a picture of the startup repair)

A:Startup Problems/Crashing to Blue Screen

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.

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Hi, for some reason my laptop has been crashing on me lately. I have a Windows 7 Toshiba laptop and for a while my computer would just crash and go to this blue screen (I posted an example photo I found from the internet), and this one time when I was starting up my computer, I got this black screen scanning my computer for errors. Now, today is the first time my computer crashed again and used startup repair automatically. What's wrong with my computer and how do I fix this? I've ignored the problem now but the start up repair shocked me.
Thank you for reading.http://i43.tinypic.com/2sadzzl.jpghttp://i44.tinypic.com/2wrffhf.jpg(I didn't take a picture of the startup repair)

A:Startup Problems/Crashing to Blue Screen

Welcome to the Bleeping Computer forum.
To know what is going wrong with your system, we need to collect some basic info. So please follow the below steps.
1 ) Post the full spec or model number of your Laptop\PC
2 )Open C:\Windows\Minidump folder. If there are any files with .dmp extension, zip the entire folder and upload to any free file hosting site like Mediafire - http://www.mediafire.com/
Post the download link to it in next reply.
3 ) Generate a report about your system using Speccy by reading the guide below.
 Post the web link displayed by Speccy in next reply.
4 ) Download and run Minitoolbox from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/
    Run the tool and only select the following tick boxes.
    -List last 10 Event viewer errors
    -List installed programs
    -List devices
    -List users, partition and memory size
Now click "Go" and post the output in next reply  (or upload the result.txt with dump files) 

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My sister just started college, and her laptop isn't working properly. I'm trying to get it fixed up for her. When you try to start it up, it has a message that says that Windows failed to start and gives the option to Launch Startup Repair or Start Windows Normally. I tried to do the repair, but it would never get anywhere. It will sit forever trying to repair. I got it to start up in safe mode. She said it does this every time she tries to use it.

Here's the requested information:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N2600 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 54 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1012 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 Series, 2 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 291830 MB, Free - 256212 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, JE01_CT
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled
I remember using this forum previously, and we were required to add quite a bit more information in the initial post. Did I miss something? I don't want to mess up, lol!

Thanks in advance for any help!!!

A:Acer Aspire Laptop Startup Repair Problems?

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Hi, I am having lot of problem in booting my windows. I use windows 7 and laptop model is dell Inspiron. The problem started yesterday when I tried to start my laptop it did not boot and showed a boot manager screen with message "Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected
to your computer.

This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing.

Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.

File: \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe

Status: 0xc00000e9

Info: An unexpected i/o error has occurred "

After this I tried to repair the system using a windows 7 installation cd. When it came on System recovery option screen it did not showed operating system in the option window but I clicked next and it came on the chose the recovery tool screen, I clicked system restore but it showed a message to first select an operating system which was not showing in the previous screen so I clicked startup repair option. Now the system is stuck on " startup repair is checking your system for problems" screen. Many hours have passed by and nothing has happened it is just showing a bar moving in searching for problem bar and doing no progress. Please help me urgently.

A:Startup repair stuck on checking problems screen

Is the Hard Drive seen in BIOS setup when you reboot into it? If not then it has likely failed.

If HD is seen in BIOS setup then run the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan. You can google the HD serial from BIOS to find make, or use Seatools which works on most.

If HD passes that test, run Disk Check from Win7 installer or System Repair Disk Command Line.

If both tests pass then work through these other steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

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So I fixed the black screen of death, by unselected a few startup programs(cyberlink services) and disabled UAC as well. I am now able to view all my files, but everything looks like windows 98(I tried to change the theme, but i can't find any now). I can't do a bunch of things(log onto my wireless).

I was wondering how I can fix this, I was thinking of repairing vista startup, unless there is something easier?

When I run msconfig-> services, i hardly have any services(i have 2, compared to about 25 before. I have 0 when i click hide all microsoft programs) which is weird because I only stopped two.

Any help would be very excellent.

edit: it actually looks like its running in safe mode(without the safe mode text on each corner), but i have selected normal start up.

A:Startup problems after fixing Black Screen of death

Hello sp00ks222 welcome to TSF

It sounds as if you selected 'Selective Startup' which allows only the very basic drivers to startup.

Try this

1. Select 'Start' and type 'MSConfig', Press enter

2. The panel should open on the 'General' tab, Select the check box next to 'Normal Startup'

3. Select the 'Boot' tab and make sure nothing is checked in this tab

4. Select 'Apply' and then 'Exit With Restart'

5. Once the machine is rebooted you should be good to go :)

You may have to go into the startup tab later and add on programs you want to start at boot.



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I have a Gateway C 140x with Vista Home Premium. It's only about 1 year old. I've had the hard drive wiring redone once, had the hard drive replaced once, and had my screen tightened because it had about a 1-inch wobble.

I was cleaning up my computer the other night (getting rid of junk I didn't need anymore). When I finally emptied the trash can, everything was running fine. Of course, though, upon restarting, my computer awakened seemingly done for.

When I turn it on, it freezes at the initial Gateway page. Depending on what I do, I get various results...

If I just leave my computer sitting there, it will either stay at the Gateway page, or go to a black screen. Sometimes, if I leave it there even longer, the black screen will come up with something saying:
"PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
Operating System Not found"
Even though, of course, I know that Vista is on there. If I hit enter to this, it simply tells me the same thing..over and over.

Sometimes if I am quick enough at the Gateway screen, I can hit F2 or F10 and get into the Setup or to the Boot Menu. The Setup doesn't really help me at all. When I hit F10, everything seems to be looking fine except for one thing that says "No TPM or TPM has problem." I'm not really sure if that means anything since I don't remember whether I saw it any other way before, but it seems like a problem.

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A:Major Vista Startup Problems: OS not found/White Screen/Etc.

As an update, I got to the screen saying "operating system not found," put the OS disk in, waited a while, then pressed enter. (before it would just tell me "operating system not found"). This time, the CD spooled up, and I got "windows is loading files..." with the white status bar. Then, I got the green running bar with "microsoft corporation". However, the green only went up the bar once. Then I heard the pop/click sound again and it switched to a dead-end blue screen. the screen was blue except at the top there were little chunks of black. In white text it said "***Hardware malfunction"

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Hi we have an HP Pavilion laptop, generally the screen is ok except for the following;
if it is set to desktop mode (trying to put the screen to full brghtness) it goes black.
If we want to use the laptop outside and we try to up the brightness/contrast to see it better when we get to about the 7th increment the screen starts to flicker and sometimes goes off. Sometimes then when we try to put it back down again and won't recover.
Any suggestions?
Many thanks

A:hp laptop screen problems

It sounds like your screen is dying

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The wonderful people here at TechGuy were really helpful last time I had a computer problem, so I'm hoping you'll be able to help out again. This isn't a problem yet, but I'd like to try and avert any potential disasters.

I have an HP zv5000 laptop. It's about four years old now. Last fall, I had to have the monitor repaired. I don't recall the exact part that needed to be replaced, but the symptom of the problem was an almost completely black screen, even when the computer was on and running. In any case, that was fixed (although it set me back about $300), and I've been a bit paranoid about the screen ever since.

Today, while I was playing a full-screen computer game, the screen started making staticy, crackling noises. I exited out of the game, and the noise continued. I put the computer in standby, and the noise stopped. When I logged back in, it didn't start again until I started playing the game. I quit the game again, standby, log in, no noise. But as I was on the internet, looking for potential causes of this problem, it started crackling again.

I know it's not the speakers, because the game's sound effects continued without any problem and the sound was definitely coming from the screen. It seemed like it was just the right-hand side of the screen, too.

Any suggestions or ideas on what might be causing this? Thank you!

A:Laptop Screen Problems?

Not good.

It suggests a connection problem, probably in the power circuit to or from the backlight or inverter.

You really should get it looked at, before it becomes irrepairable.

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I've been around computers and am fairly advanced but when it comes to laptops, some of it is still new to me.

My sister turned on her laptop yesterday and was greeted with a black screen. It wasn't blank though...you could tell the system booted up and went into Windows just fine by the windows welcome sound. If you shine a bright light at the screen, you can see the desktop so I know the boot process and OS are OK.

Does a laptop screen have something comparable to a light bulb? If it is like other LCDs wouldn't there be a backlight? If so, can this be changed out? I was also thinking that there may be a short in the wiring - I know by opening and closing laptops that it can cause wires to be loose or get shorted out.

The laptop is an IBM Thinkpad 600 Series. I know she is running Windows 2000 but have more specs.

So what can I do to determine the problem and if it is the backlight, is it something I can do myself (I'm in the process of building my own computer so I'm not a newbie and have a sound idea of parts, how things work, etc.)


A:laptop screen problems

You are spot-on with the diagnosis, the laptop has a "backlight", which is driven by an inverter.

Failure of either of these will cause the proble.

They are usually repaceable, although some screens have the backlight as part of the screen.

Getting it apart without terminally damaging the laptop is always the fun bit.

Google around with the exact laptop model for replacement backlights and inverters to determine the economics of it.

You can always plug in an external monitor in the meantime.

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My other half's laptop screen has been flashing and sometime is black. I know that it either the cable or the GPU, How do i know which is which? Iv no problems with replacing them I just hope its the cable.

A:Screen Problems With A Laptop

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I have recently acquired a Compaq Presario x1000 (Intel Pentium M 1.4 GHz, 512 MB RAM, Graphics Processor ATI Mobility Radeon 9200/64)

My problem is that whenever I attempt to view a video file on the Windows Media application, there are tiny vertical bars visible arranged in offset columns so that the image has a unique woven texture look.

Also when I try to view a DVD, I see this pattern (although less so) on the screen.

Is the problem a software problem, or do I need to adjust the screen somehow, or is the screen just losing its capacity to show images more clearly?

When I use the word processing programs the text is clear and there appear to not be any problems associated with the screen.

Thanks a million for any help with this issue.

A:Laptop screen problems

What are you using to view the dvd's?

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I have a Fujitsu N5010 laptop. Its about 2 years old. About a year ago, on a trip to Palm Springs, my screen started to develop some weird lines on the screen. It was hot and humid that week, not sure if it caused it.

The problem hasn't gone away, but its considerly better than when it first happened. In fact, it went away about a month ago, only to come back about a week ago. I've connected another monitor to the laptop, but the same problem appears on a CRT or LCD screen. Thus, I have to rule out the notebook screen.

It has an ATI 9600 mobility video card. Not sure if it can be replaced, but the laptop is out of warranty.

Here's a screenshot to give you an idea. If you look at the URL line, theres a bunch of yellow marks across the space. Any suggestions on what maybe the problem.

A:Laptop Screen Problems

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I have an Acer Travelmate 4070 laptop, and have recently been experiencing some problems with my screen. The problem is that the screen freezes, sometimes looking like it should, sometimes with the picture mashed up, with horizontal lines. When adjusting the angle of the screen it starts functioning again, but it seems like it is getting worse. I have tried moving the cable connecting the screen to the motherboard to see if this has anything to do with it, but i get no effect when doing this. Changes occur only when moving the angle of the screen or touching it near the screws connecting the screen to the laptop. I have also noticed that the fan connected to the processor (and possibly the graphics card, it's the only fan in the laptop) isn't moving, though this might be normal.

I am running Fedora Linux, but have the same problem when using a hd with windows xp installed. I have another laptop of the same kind that could be used as spare parts, though not the screen.

- Tobb

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I recently had my laptop's screen replaced but when I got my laptop back, there was a ghost image effect on the screen (pretty much everything on the screen has a shadow).

The guy who replaced my screen says its a bug and that to get rid of it I should get the laptop wiped but he also said that if its a bug, I should of had this ghost problem before my screen broke which I didn't. This is the first time I've had this problem and it was after I got my laptop back which is why I think it's a problem to do with the hardware. It's a bit coincidental that I would get this for the first time right after my laptop gets a new screen.

I've hooked it up to two separate TV's and the ghosting effect was gone on both, does that prove that its not a problem with the software but an error with the hardware? If that isn't definitive proof, what else could I do to determine what the cause is?

A:Laptop screen problems

Take it back to whoever repaired it & tell him to do it properly
If he won't then get in touch with trading standards at local council.

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First off, have a fairly old computer about 8 years old. Still running win98 too.
The speakers just went dead, one day they were fine and the next would not work. Any advice or just go get a new set?


A:Speaker Problems

That depends if its the speakers at fault, the audio drivers at fault or the sound card in the PC at fault.

Ideally you need to borrow a set to test before buying replacements, which may not fix the problem.

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