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Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

Q: Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

Laptop is not booting up. It is restarting again and again. Problem started in following manner.
-First while using laptop my keyboards stop functioning.
-Second When I restarted It starts normal but stopped accepting inputs from keyboard and even Window Virtual Keyboard.
-Third I tried reinstalling windows, When I tried to install it from pen-drive(bootable pendrive). It is not booting. It is restarting again and again.
Can any one help me on this?

Preferred Solution: Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

First thing to do is run an extended (NOT just 10 minute) diagnostic on the hard drive. If you need further assistance, post the results of that (numeric error codes) along with the full model information - i.e., Inspiron N5110, XPS L501x, etc.).

Press F12 a few times immediately after powering on to get into the diagnostics.

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So, my second laptop wont boot up properly now.  I was working on one from a friend at work which had the same problem, went to format the USB stick and i'm assuming that it transfered over.  Here are the results from FRST64 in recovery if anyone can help:Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 02-10-2013Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-FAH5PP0 on 06-10-2013 18:03:17Running from F:\Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 10Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================HKLM\...\Run: [] - [x]HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] - C:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [ ] ()HKLM\...\Run: [SmartAudio] - C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SAII\SAIICpl.exe [307768 2010-04-28] ()HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPEnh] - C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe [2052392 2010-03-10] (Synaptics Incorporated)HKLM\...\Run: [TPwrMain] - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.EXE [505696 2009-11-05] (TOSHIBA Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [SmoothView] - C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe [508216 2009-07-28] (TOSHIBA Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [TosVolRegulator] - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TosVolRegulator\TosVolRegulator.exe [24376 2009-11-11] (TOSHIBA Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [TosSENotify] - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert\TosWa... Read more

A:Ugh, second laptop not booting up properly

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So I have a acer aspire 7520 laptop running Windows 7 2 gigs RAM 160 gig hard drive any way I boot it up all the lights come on fan comes on but screen stays black about 4 or 5 seconds in it shuts off and does it again and just keeps repeating this untill I turn it off.
I have researched this and tried everything I have read and nothing works.

A:Acer laptop starts booting then stops and turns off

Have you tried clearing CMOS?

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Apologies if this is the wrong section.

Basically, my sister's (rather new) Acer laptop has been having some problems... When Windows had loaded, it said there has been an error and it had to restart. It couldn't be booted in safe mode either. I tried the restore option which said it would wipe everything and reinstall Windows, but now when I try to load it up I get an error saying "Windows has failed to install" and it restarts to try again. None of the options are working (safe mode, debugging, etc.)

Oh, and there are no sort of installation CD's. Just 2 that had to be made when it was first used, "Recovery" disc 1 & 2. They couldn't be loaded ofc.

Is there anything at all I can do?
Willing to provide more information if necessary
Thank you.

A:Acer Laptop Not Booting Properly.

Hello, when the computer fails to load does a blue screen pop up?

Looks like this:
If so there is a code under technical information, use the picture above as a guide and write it down on a piece of paper and post it back here.

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When W8?s menue apears on start and I choose W7 - instead of loading W7directly , the computer is new-starting again and only than starts w7. Thats a funny "behaviour"....Does anybody have an idee how i can solve it?

Also, after starting the computer, the menue is not directly shown up, first is this turnning wi8 circle (like in the setup) and only about 30 sec. later comes the menue.
I?m using windows 8 enterprise, test version.

A:Dual boot: W7 restarts instead of direct booting

Your PC is booting correctly.
That is how Windows 8 boot loader works.

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I think I may have a disc problem. The laptop is an (HP) Compaq nc6220, running Windows XP (SP3 I think). It's quite an old laptop which isn't used very often.

I started the laptop in order to rip a CD and when I went into Windows Media Player it gave me a message stating a new version was available to download. I did so, and after restarting the machine I opened Media Player to rip the CD but then got a BSOD.

I then rebooted but it won't start now. Each time I reboot it displays the usual Windows startup logo and then sits at a black screen for a couple of minutes before displaying the following message :-

Non-System disk or disk error
replace and strike any key when ready

At this point I can do no more.

I do get the usual screen at startup which appears after a BSOD, offering safe mode and last known good configuration etc. but no matter what option I take, all I get is the above message.

As I said at the start, it is a very old laptop and has a very low spec, but it normally works okay, albeit a little slow.

Any help is much appreciated.



A:[SOLVED] Laptop Not Booting Properly - Disk Problem

Make sure there's no external devices connected to the laptop. You may want to run a drive diagnostic to see if any errors are returned.

In order to test the hard drive you can run one of the diagnostic programs below. The files, in ISO format, will need to be burned to a CD using a program that can burn CD image files.
Hitachi Drive Fitness Test
Western Digital
WD Support / Downloads / Select Product
(choose your product and select Data Lifeguard Diagnostic)
| Seagate

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I'm having trouble with my Asus desktop not booting properly. I get this message:

"Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in Selected Boot device and press a key"

I have tried setting the boot options variously switching between manually setting between the boot options below, #1 and #2, and setting to the Optimized Defaults setting. I'm not sure which boot option should be first or which one is working when it does work. Here's my options:

Boot option #1: SATA: ATAPI DVD A DH24ABS
Boot option #2: WDC WD20EARX-22PASB0
Boot option #3: Generic-MS/MS-Pro 1.03

Noticed that the driver for the bios is the original one (2011), and tried to update it through the option provided, but it never seems to work and just continues to 'connect to server' with no result.

Through numerous trials and errors I seem able to get the boot to work (not sure how though), and once it does Windows 7 works fine. The trouble is as soon as I try to boot again the whole process happens over.

I have a "new system image restore Asus 2012 ISO Files disk that I made when I purchased the computer, but haven't tried to use it as I'm not sure how or if it would only restore the bios settings or overwrite the whole system.

Help would be most appreciated!

A:Asus not booting properly, boot options don't work consistently

Your DVD should be the first boot option and the drive that has your C: drive should be the second boot. == It sounds like your System Image would be the thing to try. It restores your PC to the way it was the day the Image was made. Any changes you have made since then will be gone. This includes any pictures or documents you may have added since then. They will be gone also.

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I just got a ASUS G75V series and updated it to windows 7 professional with Intel core i7.
I was able to work with it and everything was fine until I had to install XP because some softwares are not compatible with Win 7 x64.
I have Win 7 on drive C: and windows xp on drive E: which in windows XP environment it is shown as drive C: again(I have two HDDs, 500GB each).

So as you can predict I tried using the dual booting and followed the tutorial for that on the website, I wasn't able to get it to work exactly and each time I had to change the bios settings to boot either win 7 or win XP,

I downloaded easyBCD and was trying to get it to work but my silly mistake was I Reset BCD configuration under BCD backup/repair tab and ever since I haven't been able to load windows 7 and the laptop directly loads windows xp.

I ran easyBCD in windows xp and tried to fix the problem by adding the bootloader for windows 7 there but nothing seems to work.

I am really stuck and I can not reinstall windows 7 because it is set up with all the softwares for my work

A:Issue booting Win 7, booting directly into XP & no boot manager

It sounds like you have the OS's installed on two separate HD's, and were booting them correctly via the BIOS - setting preferred one first to boot in BIOS setup, then booting the other one using the one-time BIOS Boot menu key.

To restart Win7 unplug all other HD's, Mark the 100mb System Reserved (preferred) or Win7 Partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

Once Win7 starts, plug back in the XP HD and boot it using the Asus F8 one-time BIOS Boot Menu key, or install EasyBCD to Win7 to add XP on its Add OS entry tab.

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Hello there, occassional lurker, first time poster, hopefully someone here will be able to help

I've been setting my laptop to dual boot xp pro, and Ubuntu on a seperate partition. All was going well, until xp decided to die altogther. I don't have that error to hand, but it's gone a little further now.

Was going to install xp pro on a 3rd partition, and it started up fine. Now I can boot fine to Ubuntu, and the 2nd version of xp. However, the original xp is still having issues.

Now, when booting up, gets BSOD - bad_pool_caller. Code at the end is: 0x000000c2 (0x00000007,0x00000CD4,0x00000060,0x86F7E1FC)

Everything I've read suggests this is talking about a hardware or software conflict. However, I've not installed any new hardware. I suspect there is a software conflict between the two versions of xp, but I can't see how that can happen.

I can boot into the 1st copy of xp in safe mode, however, explorer.exe fails to start up. Tried running it in task manager to no avail.

I forgot to add - I am using GNU GBRUB to boot between the 3 operating systems.

EDIT 2: Tried it again to boot 1st xp in safe mode - new error for windows product activation - a problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the licence for this computer error code 0x800004005

A:Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

Are these installations of XP Pro on the two partitions diferent install disks with separate key codes?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5100. It gives problem to Boot. It takes 5 mintes to get booted. Once it is power on, nothing will be displayed, after 5 minutes it try to load Flash BIOS, it reboots manytimes during BIOS load. Once it started windows xp, it works perfectly.

What is the cause of this and how to rectify.


A:Laptop Not Booting in first boot

Enter the bios setup by pressing key when prompted and set it to load either default or optimum settings.

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When i press the start button, it turns on for a moment, then shuts down and starts beeping. I have counted 8 continuous beeps, then a pause, then another 8 beeps, and so on. What is happening?
Also, my model is a Dell inspiron 15 5000 series.
Thanks in advance.

A:My laptop starts beeping when turning it on, but never properly starts

The system isn't detecting the display panel.
If the system is under warranty, call Dell. If not,
Check the connection between the display cable and mainboard.  If it's loose, reconnect it.
If there's evident damage to the cable, and it's a non-touch model, replace the display harness.
If it's a touch or tablet screen, the cable isn't separately replaceable.  In that case, the screen assembly needs to be replaced.
If that doesn't solve the problem, the mainboard is the faulty part and will need to be replaced.
If you need a reference to the service manual, please post the full model number (i.e., Inspiron 5521, etc.).

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On a new Asus Win 7x64 laptop (Zenbook Prime UX21A), I was repartitioning the SSD with EaseUs and it seemed to be going well until restart. At that point, EaseUs gave a failure message and then Windows gave a failed to start/Windows Boot Manager mesage, with the error code 0xc00025. The Info is the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible, presumably the SSD's main partition.

Since there is no CD drive, I've been trying to prepare a USB system repair (on my desktop Win 7x64). I followed the directions of two YouTube videos, including one suggested on these forums - Windows 7 - Create a System Repair Disc on a Bootable USB Flash Drive without Burning a CD - YouTube. However, at some point each procedure varied significantly from what my computer showed and so the USB stick didn't boot. I also tried the CD creation tutorial at System Repair Disc - Create, and followed up with the Win 7 USB-DVD tool, but the CD created is UDF format, not ISO, which is what the tool is looking for. The boot and source folders are in ISO, but I'm guessing a full bootable ISO disk (or stick), rather than separate ISO files, is what's needed. I've been working on the assumption that a system repair disk or stick made from a retail version of Win 7 will work on an OEM installation, but really don't know. I also tried running a repair from my desktop's full Win 7 installation disk (converted to ISO), but the laptop said the repair versions are different.

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A:Laptop SSD partition led to Windows not booting - Win Boot Mgr error

I suggest creating a USB installation stick using this tutorial here:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
All repair disk options can be accessed through the installation "disk".

When you say "I was repartitioning the SSD", what did you do exactly?

Are you aware that your "disk" is (most likely with an Ivy Bridge) formatted GPT?

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MB: Sapphire PC-AM3RS890G (AMD)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965
CPU fan: well, I don't remember. Not the stock one though.
Cool'n'Quiet is enabled.

The CPU fan sometimes starts at 100% (quite some noise) when booting the PC and never slows down, even if I wait minutes/hours. However, if I reboot it works again.
I know that it's normal that when booting the fan is at 100%, but only for the first seconds.

I don't want to update the BIOS since it looks like it's risky.

So I thought about chipset drivers. I'm downloading Sapphire chipset drivers for my MB. Do you think this could solve the problem?
Is there any risk in installing chipset drivers? AMD is known for driver issues.

A:CPU fan sometimes starts at 100% when booting and never slows down

After installing Windows and getting a stable system, the motherboard drivers should have been the first thing to go on your PC. I'm not familiar with AMD so the drivers might help. Otherwise, it's probably a setting in the BIOS. I don't see a BIOS update for your board.

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I am trying to fix a Sony VAIO VGN-C140G laptop with Win XP Media Center Edition 2008. It starts booting and displays the low resolution Microsoft Windows XP logo with a black background and a progress bar at the bottom, then the screen changes to a high resolution Windows XP logo with a blue background and shows the hour glass working beside the cursor. After a few seconds, the hour glass disappears and all disk activity stops and it is stuck at this screen and the only thing I can do is move the cursor around. ALT+TAB does not show that there are any windows in the background waiting
for user input. I am not able to boot into safe mode either.

When I had problems in the past, I simply use the recovery partition to re-image the machine but this time that doesn't
work. I used the Norton Boot CD and it detected Boot.Tidserv.B but could not clean it. I used Kaspersky Rescue CD and
BitDefender USB also, but they did not detect any malware. I'd appreciate it if you could help me fix the system without
removing the recovery partition -thanks for your time!

A:WinXP laptop not booting, Norton AV CD detects Boot.Tidserv.B

At: http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Internet-Security-Norton/Boot-tidserv-b-A-NASTY-virus/m-p/413088#M151085

It says "Try booting from clean CD(even from NBRT) then open command line and write fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0 it will completely overwrite your current(infected) MBR with default Microsoft MBR."

Would executing the fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0 command from the NBRT effect the Sony VAIO VGN-C140G laptop recovery partition on the hard disk in any manner? If it doesn't effect the recovery process, I'll just go ahead and restore the MBR. Once the system boots, I can do a clean install from the recovery partition.

Thanks, Ram.

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When i boot my computer now it comes with an error saying missing file or shared dll Program Files/x86 Nos32/somethingsomethingsomething. It still works it justs comes up w/ that error when i boot it and my computer is strangly slower

A:Not Booting Properly ?

Check for the repeat errors in Event Viewer>Admin view to google text and ID# to find how others have resolved it.

If possible find out which Program is generating the .dll error to uninstall (or System REstore to before it's install) and then reinstall it. Or if you recently uninstalled a program before this began, reinstall it to see if it stops, then uninstall it again using Revo Uninstaller.

Uncheck everything except your AV and gadgets/stickynotes in msconfig>Startup as other programs are freeloaders on your RAM/CPU at all times and can spy on you. If you use a factory connection manager, etc., change to Win7's superior utility.

Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to see if there are damaged System Files as often occurs with .dll errors.

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okay. well i know absolutley *nothing* about computers.
but. my computer isnt booting up propery. i think thats the right word. when it loads when you turn it on? well it doesnt do that.
i turn it on, and the screen is blak. nothing happens. i wait a few minutes, press the reset button, and *sometimes* the monitor button turns green, like its trying to boot-up, but then goes back to orange. i do this several times, sometimes it works, and stays green and boots up. but some nights im there for seven hours trying to turn it on to finnish coursework. and i think i need to try and fix it.

A:PC not booting up properly

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I have XP Pro installed which has been running without any problems on my laptop. This morning when I booted up, I logged in and then nothing happened - I merely get a blue screen. The only thing I can access via 'Ctrl, Alt, Delete' is the Windows Security Box. When I open the 'Task Manager' screen, it shows that no programs have loaded. I can see that several services are running.
I can view all folders and files through 'Task Manger'. I can copy files from 'Task Manager' onto my memory stick. I am not able to start any programs either. I am able to shut down okay.

I have tried the following without any success:
1. Booting in safe mode - same outcome
2. Used a Win XP CD to boot up with and tried to recover -
3. ran a chkdsk - seems HDD is okay

I am currently running WinXP SP1
I have not loaded any new programs or harware recently.
I have an up to date AntiVirus program - Panda Titanium IS 2006

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


A:XP Pro not booting up properly!

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When I turn on my computer it loads up which seems okay... I don't know if it should take So long loading 'TFTP' and then after that, it comes up 'Windows loading' afterwards it reboots and goes through the same process. I can't log on with 'last good configuration' either - only safe mode. I have no idea what's going out. Thanks in advance to whoever's helping me out.

A:Not booting up properly

FWIW: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trivial_File_Transfer_ProtocolI'd never heard of TFTP until you posted.Exactly what does this onscreen message state...and exactly when does it appear?Louis

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Hey guys, so im new to your forum so forgive me for folish questions.
Some days ago I bought new parts to upgrade my pc
-mobo (msi B85M-E33)
-CPU(intel i5 4470)
-Ram(G-Skill 4gb 1600)
and a new cooler freeze 13
My HD is a seagate 500gb and i have a power supply of 550W
After replacing all the parts like always, when i start the pc it goes on but then it shutdown after few seconds and i dont see anything on the screen. i already cheked the ram and when its not plugged it does the beeps, but when i removed the cpu to check it doesnt do any beep without the cpu
Need some help!!!


A:Solved: Pc starts but shuts down after few seconds without booting

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Hello all I am writing as I am having a problem with my HP Laptop running Windows Vista Home Premiun, Everytime I leave it alone (either on or off) it has the hardest damn time rebooting like it'll get to the HP initial screen and then restart and it takes about 10-12 times to get it back up but then I end up having to re-install everything as when I purchased the laptop I had recovery disks made. But I am not sure what to do and this is something that has just recently began to happen. I dont have hijackthis log or anything just yet as I am currently recovering everything from the discs. But I will post those as soon as I have them. But any initial ideas on what it may be. Having real issues and school statrts soon....

Thanks in Advance
-Worried College Student

A:Windows vista not booting and school starts soon!

Is it under warranty? If so contact HP about the issue, it sounds like a hardware problem.

Some HP laptops have built in hardware diagnostics, read the user manual on how to use it.

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I turned on my PC yesterday and was watching it boot, all was normal untill it got the XP screen where it loads and you can see the bar moving. It just restarts itself after that screen and starts all over again.

I really dont know what is wrong with it, or how to fix it. Any help will be much appriciated.

A:Restarts while booting


Try tapping your f8 key from start-up and selecting "Last Good Configuration"...

If that doesn't help, from the same menu boot into 'safe-mode' and try a 'system-restore'.


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Having some trouble trying to remove some malware as I have already did a scan on malwarebytes and it found 10 objects infected but when i said to remove selected it said it could not remove them. Now when I boot up the computer and click on the user name eg. "family" it says it is loading settings but freezes at this point. Here is the log:

Registry Keys Infected: 6
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 4

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{19127ad2-394b-70f5-c650-b97867baa1f7} (Backdoor.Bot) -> No action taken.
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{43bf8cd1-c5d5-2230-7bb2-98f22c2b7dc6} (Backdoor.Bot) -> No action taken.
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{494e6cec-7483-a4ee-0938-895519a84bc7} (Backdoor.Bot) -> No action taken.
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{19127ad2-394b-70f5-c650-b97867baa1f7} (Backdoor.Bot) -> No action taken.
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{43bf8cd1-c5d5-2230-7bb2-98f22c2b7dc6} (Back... Read more

A:Windows not booting properly

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic, a description of your computer issues, and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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Attached is HJT log. Can anyone help me please?

Thanks. Rich

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:46:30 PM, on 2/12/06
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

A:Computer not booting properly

I have sacnned using McAfee, Spybot, Ad-Aware, Registry Scanner, AOL Spyware and others. Nothing doing. Attached is my HJT log. I still get error messages when booting. I have to rapidly click on AOL or another program to get my computer to boot. Otherwise, I get two error messages and then Ctrl_Alt_Del to reset. Sometimes it takes two or three times before I can access my 'puter. Any help would be appreciated. It must be in the registry. Otherwise, time to get rid of my 5 year old Win98 machine...

Thanks. Rich

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Hey, I'm not entirely sure whether this belongs here or in software, but i recently got a laptop second-hand from a family friend. The friend deleted all his photos, leaving the music for me, and last week my dad started it up just to check it out and it worked perfectly. However, about half an hour ago i turned it on and tried to boot it up, but the OS, Windows 7, wouldn't start properly, even though it was working last week. I've run some diagnostics and i think there's something wrong with the hard drive, whoch im currently running a more thorough diagnostic on. My laptop is a Dell Vostro 3500 with intel core i3 and windows 7 as the OS. I'm hoping there's something i can do to reset or somehow fix the hard drive, because replacing it might be expensive and i need this laptop for university this year, which started today.

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I have a Flex 5 that will not boot past the Lenovo screen. I have tried pressing the Novo button on the side. This powers up the machine but it still hangs at the Lenovo screen and doesn?t move on to the Novo button menu.Does anyone have any suggestions? thanks! 

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hi my pc has recently started getting this problem where it doesnt boot up properly. sometimes it goes to the login screen, but then it just freezes, i can move the mouse cursor, but i cant click anything and the screen is frozen. this morning it wouldnt even get to the login screen, it went up the the windows xp loading screen then it went black and just froze. the only way i have been able to use it is by having to keep rebooting the pc via holding the power button down to restart it and hoping that it will work. can anyone plz help me with this problem as i dont have the slightest clue to what could be causing it.

A:computer not booting up properly sometimes

Is it always at the login screen the comp freezes? Did you scan your computer for malware? Please post your system specifications.


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When I turn my laptop on (MSI A6200, Windows 7) it goes through the bootup process, and when my desktop should come up, the screen is black except for my cursor.

I have tried starting my computer in safe mode. It goes through all my files, says please wait for a few minutes and then restarts the computer normally and back to the black cursor screen.

If doing a system restore with the disc is an option, I may be able to do that later in the day.

Is there an easy way to fix this or will have to send it out for repair?

A:My computer is not booting properly...

The best option here is to try using the win7 boot cd and do a recovery either using the recovery console or do an in-place re-install of win7. What I mean by that it is like re-imaging your machine by, re-installing the operating system only, and installing it where the current/corrupt operating system is. By doing this, this solves almost any windows issue as long as its not hardware related (i.e Hard drive failure, etc..)

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Well, I tried starting up one computer with Windows XP SP1. Everything was fine until after the Windows XP loading screen. After that screen, it just turned completely blank. You can tell Windows XP is loading up in the background because all the keyboard lights, fingerprint scanner, etc. we're all activated. I can also see the processor working. What's the problem? How can it be fixed?

The computer I'm using now is about 15 years old. So, you can see why I need it fixed.

Important information:

I tried booting in safe mode, but it just lists a bunch of Windows system files. After that, it reboots itself.
I do not have a startup/recovery disk because it's a different computer that we didn't use
Unfortunately, I do not have the Windows XP disc with me. I only have a Windows 98 Second Edition disc (for the computer being used now.)
I'm thinking that re-installing Windows won't work as it may be a graphics card problem/driver problem (but I'm not sure).
This all seemed to happen after one shut down. When I started it up again, this problem occured. I did not do anything different to it.
I tried the "Last Configuration that worked" option, but the same thing happened
Before this happened, everything was all laggy. I managed to fix it. After a few bootups after I fixed it, the problem occured.
I cannot update to SP3 because I do not have access to Windows to install it.
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A:Windows XP not booting up properly...

Hi Killerred005 and welcome to TSF !

If you can't boot in safe mode with command prompt to run a check disk you'll need to borrow a retail XP CD or wait till you can get yours. Enter the BIOS at startup, change the boot order priority to CD-rom first, press enter to boot from the XP CD when prompted to do so, press 'R' to access the recovery console, if needed select your installation of windows and enter the admin password (press enter if left blank) and from the c:\windows\ command prompt type chkdsk c: /R. Tell us if it found any errors on the drive and retry to start in safe mode.

Please give us more informations about your system specs. If this is some brand computer then give us the brand and model, else look at the posting system specs link in my sig. What's the motherboard, video card and power supply ?

Open the computer case and check that there's no dust on the fans and heatsinks. Check that all fans are spinning. Enter the BIOS at startup and look for the hardware monitor or pc health status screen. Report your temps, fan speeds and voltages.

Unhook all external and unneeded devices, use a PS/2 mouse and keyboard, revert to the integrated video if available (remove the dedicated video card and change the setting in the BIOS accordingly), leave only the system drive and retry to start in safe mode.

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My computer has had the power randomly shut off while running by mistake and soon after this happened my computer started freezing and the image would go pixelated and the sound would make a sound i would describe as a digital screech the pixel would jump around. I Shut down my computer manually after it did it that last time and now my windows wont boot properly, sometimes it freezes at the windows booting scroll thing and sometimes it passes that and freezes at the black screen right after it. Im looking for some ideas on how this can be fixed any help would be appreciated. Also i know little about computers so steps on how to do things would be nice

A:Windows not Booting properly

These instructions, may get you to boot and then solve the problem

If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD.
Hard Disc Controller must be set to IDE in BIOS and Bios must be set to boot from the CD Boot Priority - Change

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options. Choose an option tht will not cause you to lose your stuff.

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.

Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and... Read more

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Hello All, Earlier on today my computer froze up so I decided to reboot, when I tried to reboot my computer would light up (fans would spin inside, lights on the case would light up) but my monitor (no signal being broadcasted), mouse and keyboard are not working (my keyboard isn't a USB one)

After a little time searching I came across a few suggestions, after a little more further reading I gauged that something is wrong with either; My PSU, Mobo, Processor or Memory. I made sure the inside of my computer was dust free and removed my RAM sticks and rubbed a rubber on the golden part of the sticks at the bottom (this was suggested in numerous posts). Unfortunately my computer still wasn't able to boot properly. Now im very dubious to send my pc in to a repair guy because I already know that something is wrong with one of the above, I'm guessing either my PSU or Processor have died. However the fan inside my PSU is still spinning and the fans that are plugged into my PSU are also spinning when I boot. Now I'm not taking this as gospel that my PSU is definitely working so I would like to know if there is any way to test if either of my components are working? and also maybe suggestions as to other causes to my problem?.

I was reading about a way to remotely boot my PSU using a paper clip but I really don't fancy risking a 500w electric shock .

I will provide specs of my PC if somebody thinks that this is necasarry.

Thanks a bunch


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General Specs :
MOBO - Intel (Essex) Pentium 4 - 2.4 GHz [Part #2516241]
Storage ? Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB -
Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti4200 128-MB AGP Graphics Card [Part #6002247]
Memory - MEM DDR 512MB PC266B 32X8 R0 [Part #5000584]
160-Watt Power Supply
I turned my computer on and no video. I had tried to add more memory but I didnt get right one so i replaced old one. I thought it would all return to normal but nope. There is no video. First thing i did was tried the Ti4200 on my old dell and it works fine, so than I tried video card from the dell but still no video. Asked some folks they told me reset bios,onboard video, make sure ram is snapped in, and wires are all connected but no video. I mean all three keyboard lights flash green, power button is green, MOFO light is green, light on PSU is green, fans all work, what am I missing guys?

A:PC booting properly but no video

What do you see in the Device Manager... any red, gray, or yellow flags?

Start->Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager

If no flags, i would remove the install, reboot, and reinstall.

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So I've had this new PC for a couple months or so, it was built by a relable friend and it runs well.
Recently it keeps getting static build up on the motherboard, preventing it from booting and I need to have it unplugged for half hour before I can use it.

However, now it does not boot up, it will power up, the light is on, yet theres no display on the screen. It sounds a series of beeps, must be about 6or 7 beeps and then nothing. I can press the power button again and it will switch off straight away, like it does pre windows booting.

I don't have onboard graphics so I can't boot from that, but I'm not sure what to do.

Would you be able to give some advice and things I could try?

I'm on Windows 7 ultimate, not sure if that helps.

Many thanks for your time.

A:Computer not booting up properly!

static build?????....... dude I have no idea what that means but im willing to bet that you're mobo is friend.

Do you have the mother board manual, it will tell you what the beeps mean

what motherboard do you have?

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So just to get this out there, i already know that it is caused by a hardware problem. The reason why is because this started happening after i replaced my case and psu.

Here is a video i made about the problem YouTube - HELP! Windows 7 Not Booting Up!

And just to let everyone know, i dont have the repairs disks that came with my computer and i dont have a recovery image.

Could someone please help me figure out why it is not booting?

A:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly

I think your hard driver is the problem or you installed something that had virus on it and removed your win files.

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Help Needed
I installed windows 8
but after few days it started taking forever to load
furthermore i didnt like it too much
so when i formatted it and installed windows 7
it installed ok but at the end of installation it gave
"logon personalization failed" error and when i tried booting from dvd an error comes which does not load win 7
now i have installed back win 8
but it is giving error failed \boot\bcd
can anyone tell me wats this error
and how to fix it

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Hard to explain.. the PC was fine when I went to bed (Left it on.) when I woke up, PC was off (as were the LEDs).. Unplugging it and replugging it (into a different outlet) turns the LEDs on, hitting the power button causes it to turn on for a split second (verified by the different color LEDs only on when the PC is powered on) and then they instantly go back off for about 5-10 seconds, then come back on and stay on, as if the PC is now turned on, but nothing ever displays on a monitor, no matter what port or cable it's connected to or using. Anyone have any idea what this could be..?

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When I tried to restart my computer the last 3- times Windows failed to boot up and I was left wtih a blackscreen. I had manually turn my computer off/on which gave me an option to 'Use last settings to run Windows that worked' or something like that.

HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 07:38, on 3/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Apps\overclocking shat\CPUCooL\CooLSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Network Adapter with SpeedBooster\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Network Adapter with SpeedBooster\WMP54GSv1_1.exe
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
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A:Windows not booting properly

up we go

On many further reboots the problem still persists.

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My friend has given me a computer to look at, but I am not any kind of expert. I thought he just wanted me to clean it up, but it will not load Windows. It keeps restarting. I have tried choosing safe mode, last good config., normal, EVERYTHING! I'm just keep going around in circles (literally).

I tried hitting F10/R b/c there wasn't any other options, but it only gets to 51% and then says:

"Failed to create user partition, we can create the partition via the stored DPT data by the first recovery process." NOTE: This will cause DATA LOSS if you have made any partition operation after the PC is shipped to you. By clicking 'OK' we will perform this dangerous operation. If you are not sure, please click 'CANCEL' to stop the recovery process."

He doesn't care about any files on the computer, so if anyone has any ideas please share!! FYI: I do not have a disk to just simply reinstall Windows

A:XP not booting properly in any mode!

If you can get to the safe boot menu and choose the option 'disable automatic restart on system failure' you'll get an error code or blue screen. It appears that you've initiated the system recovery that has fail without completing. That said if you can find a hardware problem such as bad ram or a bum psu you should be able to change the part and then hopefully the system recovery process will complete. First you'll want to rule out the memory and HDD, you can do this with this image burnt to disc with IMGBurn. Ultimate Boot CD - Download the UBCD
Boot from this disc and test the RAM and HDD if either fail you know your problem. If this is a desktop, before you spend time download and testing, open up the case and inspect the motherboard for burnt or swollen capacitors. It a quick thing to do and since the computer is older (I am guessing it is since it's got xp) it's a real possibility. If there's no hardware problem, you'll most likely need a xp disc to fox the problem. Post the computer specs next time you post.

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My computer has been having a problem with booting for some time now, originally it would start to boot, get past the processor screen, then go to a blank page with a blinking cursor in the top left. for a while i put up with it, because i could just restart my computer several times and after a while it would finally boot properly. but now im sick of it and trying to fix it.

I tried clearing the CMOS, and making sure my hard drive was the first boot priority, but that only made it so that instead of having a blinking cursor, it is just a completely blank screen. i also tried setting it to boot in optimal default settings but that didnt help either. my computer is fairly old, and i dont know too much about it anymore, since i stopped using it oringinally because of the problem. but now with the release date of diablo 3 approaching, im trying to get it working like a normal machine again.

Im running windows XP service pack 2, with a 2.93 processor, 1.5 gigs of ram, graphics card is a nvidia 8500 GT 512 ddr2 thats just what i can find easily, if needed i can figure out more about it. but any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Computer not booting properly

Hi and welcome to TSF have you tried doing this How-to repair Windows XP - Geeks to Go Forums please read it carefully

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The computer worked fine for a while, until I decided to install a couple of games. I'm not sure when [It's been less than a week], but the computer decided to start acting up. The power switch is usually turned off, and when I turned it on, then pushed the power button on the computer, it loaded the BIOS screen, then the moniter turned a green colour, then grey and stayed that way until I restarted the computer. The next time I booted up the computer, it loaded the BIOS screen, the Windows XP loading screen, then turned green again. I restarted the computer and it booted successfully. The next day, I turned the power switch on, and pressed the power button on the computer, it started booting up, although I noticed there was a delayed amount of time before the motherboard gave a beep, but the moniter stayed black. I restarted, but once again, it just beeped after a while and the moniter stayed black. I turned off the power switch [I know it's bad to do that to a computer while it's powered on, but I had no choice], then turned it on and it successfully booted. Every day since then, the same problems have occurred, and I have had to turn the power switch off then on multipe times for the computer to start successfully. Sometimes it successfully boots until the desktop, but then freezes. Today, when I tried to turn it on, it got to the desktop then froze, and after that refused to boot properly anymore. The computer boots, but the moniter stays black. Restarting does not work, ... Read more

A:Computer not booting properly

When you say your computer boots, do you just mean it's powering on, or can you actually hear your computer starting? (The beep from the PC speaker, the hard drive 'clicking' as Windows loads, etc.)
It sounds to me like your graphics card's damaged, and you may need to replace it, although this isn't necessarily the case,

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Hi, guys! Recently, my computer has been acting up. I've had it for 5-6 years so I wouldn't be surprised if the problem is just due to the age of my computer. But recently when logging into the desktop, the computer would sometimes hang on me. The cursor would freeze and the whole system locked up and stayed that way, so I would have to manually reboot the computer by holding down the power switch and then everything worked as normal.

A few days ago, when logging in, the computer suddenly shut down and started beeping. As in the monitor went blank and a message came up saying NO VIDEO INPUT. Today, everything seemed to power up as normal, but then the BSOD appeared, but this time, the crash dump failed. Now I can't log in at all. I can only get as far as the welcome screen until it either shuts off and starts beeping or a crash dump ocurs and fails.

I tried starting up in safe mode and I managed to get the desktop, but as soon as I opened my Internet browser, the same thing happens.

Is it just that my computer is old, or is there another problem?

Any help would be appreciated!

A:Computer not booting properly

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I'm running windows XP SP3 on a HP PC. The computer was switched off while running during a power cut last week and now won't boot properly.

It loads as normal up to the desktop background but nothing else loads, the desktop is blank with no tray or icons, the only thing that runs is task manager if I press ctrl-alt-del. I've used task manager to run chkdsk and system file checker but this hasn't helped.

I've tried booting into safe mode but the same happens - it loads to a point but nothing other than blank desktop background appears. The same happens when I booted into ''last known good configuration'', and safe mode with networking.

I purchased the PC from PC world and didn't get any repair/reinstall CD's. There is an image of the factory settings saved on the hard drive that is supposed to be used to reformat/reinstall by pressing F10 to get into system recovery but I can't access this now either, when I press F10 it takes me to the safe mode options that ive already tried.

I've ordered the recovery disks from HP, waiting for them to arrive but they are SP2, I have since upgraded to XP3. Is it possible to run a repair install with SP2 disks or would I need to uninstall SP3 first? How would I uninstall SP3 when I can't boot properly? Is there any other way of fixing/checking the system if all i can access is the task manager?

Any help/advice would be much appreciated.


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My 2 yr old some how restored my system to the factory default settings. I went through a registration form on the initial reboot and windows reloaded. After that I have not been able to simply reboot. The system will come up the "Windows is loading" screen and where it should go to the screen to select the user, the monitor goes "dead" like it is turned on and the computer is not. But the computer is still running. I have been able to get to the prompt screen where you can get into safe mode. I selected enable vga mode, and that is how I was able to get windows to load. Can anyone help me? I am just lost.

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My 2 yr old some how restored my system to the factory default settings. I went through a registration form on the initial reboot and windows reloaded. After that I have not been able to simply reboot. The system will come up the "Windows is loading" screen and where it should go to the screen to select the user, the monitor goes "dead" like it is turned on and the computer is not. But the computer is still running. I have been able to get to the prompt screen where you can get into safe mode. I selected enable vga mode, and that is how I was able to get windows to load. Can anyone help me? I am just lost.

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all i get is the fan coming on and no power to the screen and its getting a bit annoying now as was working fine b4 we got talk talk dont have a clue on what it could be any clues anyone

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I have a Dell XPS 410 running windows xp and every time i try to turn on the computer it shows the Windows XP logo as if it is about to boot but then the screen goes blank and the power button on the monitor turns orange. Moving the mouse or typing on the keyboard both fail to yield any change. I have had this problem with several monitors I have tried plugging into this computer that work fine on every other computer.

I have been trying to figure this out forever so hopefully someone can help!


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I'm having a panic attack. I uninstalled bitdefender trial, as I was not pleased with it, and was going to go back to Panda AV. I rebooted my W7 machine, and it forced itself into safe mode, and the kind of safe mode that the wifi doesn't work. And I tried & tried to make the Windows 7 start windows normally, but it keeps going back to the same safe mode.

Am I kind of screwed here in this situation?

A:Windows 7 suddenly starts booting into Safe Mode always

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