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XP very slow booting and barely running after finally booting

Q: XP very slow booting and barely running after finally booting

I am trying to help a friend. Her computer would hardly boot yesterday, but after 10 minutes or longer, it would load. Programs hardly run and if they do are impossibly slow to run. Windows task manager keeps popping up. It won't close. We tried to set the registry back to an earlier date, but it won't take. My guess is that is a virus. She had AVG anti-virus running now it won't run either. Any thoughts? Any reliable online site which could scan the computer?

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Preferred Solution: XP very slow booting and barely running after finally booting

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A: XP very slow booting and barely running after finally booting

Follow the 5 Steps to Remove Spyware link in my signature below. The 5 Steps will direct you to some reputable online virus scanners as well as help you post a HijackThis log for analysis by the HijackThis analysts here at TSF.

BMR777

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I've done everything I can think of.

Any help to get this computer running faster would be great.

Thanks in advance.

Dave

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:42:21 PM, on 9/2/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\RealOneMessageCenter.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\HiJackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.pogo.com/home/home.jsp?sls=3&site=pogo&lkey=RIVYcwzVUn1QWhrfCmaMdAAAKDw.
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A:Booting and running very slow

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My pc has been running slow and boots slow. I ran HJT and Spybot S&D and the entries come back after boot. In S&D it finds "Right Media" & " win32.PornPopUp" a delete them and after reboot it comes back. HJT find "O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeCtfmon.exe"CoolWebSearch Ctfmon32 parasite variant"

Here is the HJT log
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:11:31 PM, on 6/21/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
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Hi,
I recently upgraded my CPU and RAM, ever since my PC is booting slow, takes like 5min. That wasnt a big deal as when it did boot it worked pefectly, but now it hangs when booted, internet doesent work intirely and i cant uninstall programs.

Pc specs:
Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
Cpu amd phenom II 4x 64bit 3.1Ghz
Ram 1x 4gb corsair vengence 1600Mhz
Mb asrock ucc something :)
Hdd 1x 500gb WD caviar black
External hdd WD essentials 1000gb
Gpu Ati radeon hd 4xxx series
...

I would also like to get unlock core working, when i turn UCC on i get BOSD. Both mb and cpu work.

Need help!

A:PC booting slow and not running properly

Anybody??

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Hi..recently I've been facing odd problem that my XP is not working proper fast..when i start my computer it takes more than usual time to boot on the screen written "Windows XP"...I ignored the prob for some time n finally it got stuck so terribly that I cudnt even restart it or run it in safe mode..it was showing some error in reading disc then..somehow I installed fresh copy of window XP and then it worked properly for sometime...till the time I played nfs most wnated game online by using gameranger..then the game crashed with background wallpaper wasnt there instead a new blue background was there...and it got restarted by itself...now it is agin that slow idk why...also i wasnt disconnecting my USB hard disc while booting of computer (happaned sometime before with older windows)...also for some time i was using utorrent for downloading..so overall...i used these things on fresh window and made computer slow...
1) played nfs mw online by gameranger
2) downloaded from utorrent
3) booted up pc with usb hard disc connected

I checked for startup programmes there isnt any worth useless..
Please help me...i tried system restore but it failed..
this is my 1st question in the community so pardon me for any inappropriate presentation of prob
 

A:slow windows XP(slow booting and programme running)

The u torrent made your computer slow. Check your Task MAnager for extra processes(remember to see processes for all users),check your computer with reliable anti-malware programs and antispyware programs like spybot S&D,Malwarebytes'Anti-Malware,Ad-Aware,and your AV program. Try online scanners like kaspersky and f-secure. If nothing helps,scan your computer with HiJackThis(post log here somewhere,I can't handle HJT logs.And dont AnalyzeThis)and OTListit by OldTimer(like a better version of HJT) Then put the Extras.Txt also in the mix as an attachment if this forum allows txt attachments. I would suggest malware from p2p sharing made it slow. If that fixes it,stay clean. Never visit any pornographic websites or download anything(except AV programs) without an Antivirus program like Avast!,AVG ,F-Secure,Norton etc.
 

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Hey there,

For the last 2 to 3 days my computer has been running ultra slow and I?m pretty sure it?s due to this Trojan I found in my computer!.

i have used s&d program to scan and try and delete it but I don?t think it has deleted it in full. The virus i find is called WIN32.BHO.FDJ and within that there are 10 different entries. it also keeps disabling my antivirus program and also spyware program. Also won?t let me run a virus scan!

I?m running vista 64bit and have also tried using hijack this to delete some missing files, but it seems to not delete, they just reappear if I scan again. Even in safe mode. Please help me out have a look below at my hijack this log to help me find my problem.

Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you shortly



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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:49:16 PM, on 5/03/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DNA\btdna.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:Help with virus, computer running/booting slow!

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new thread, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I have a Lenovo G50; it's about 2 years old. My son uses it strictly to watch YouTube videos. All of a sudden it started running VERY slowly and freezing up. I ran a number of different anti-virus/malware programs (nothing came up at all) and finally did a reinstall of Windows. However, it's still running extremely slow and takes 15 minutes just to boot up. Does this sound like a hard drive problem? Any suggestions on what I can try next? I haven't gotten any error messages either - it's just very slow and lags/freezes. 

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Hello,
 
I am in need of some help improving the performance of an older Win XP Compaq computer.  Mom just wants to do some email and do some light web surfing for recipies and stuff.
 
I had installed Maleware bytes and Spybot...but now I have hauled it to my home to improve its performance and it isn't connected to the internet.  I'm hopeing to DL programs or updates to my laptop and save to a thumb drive to help hers run better.. slow start-up, slow loading...ect.
 
Thanks,
 
David

A:My mothers Win XP computer booting up and running slow

Try installing Crap Cleaner - that usually helps quite a bit if it is used regularly. I use Crap Cleaner 3.03 on my machine daily.

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been going on for about a week; it eventually boots but not after constant attempts at repairs. All virus scans are showing nothing. Here are my logs, hope I have done them right:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:07:14 AM, on 20/01/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16457)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2013\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Users\Caroline\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.msn.com/USCON/23
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://g.msn.com/USCON/23
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://searchfunmoods.com/?f=1&a=do...AtCyDtN1L2XzutBtFtBtFtDtFtAyEyE&cr=1406072711
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
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A:Computer running slow/errors in booting

Run the following:

Download http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.
Please close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on Adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Delete.
Confirm each time with OK.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the content of that logfile in your reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt as well - n is the order number.

Post that log..

Next,

Delete any versions of Combofix that you may have on your Desktop, download a fresh copy from the following link :-

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe
Ensure that Combofix is saved directly to the Desktop <--- Very important

Disable all security programs as they will have a negative effect on Combofix, instructions available here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html if required. Be aware the list may not have all programs listed, if you need more help please ask.

Close any open browsers and any other programs you might have running

Double click the icon to run the tool (Vista or Windows 7 users right click and select "Run as Administrator)

Instructions for running Combofix available here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix if required.

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Hello, I don't know what has been going on with my computer lately, but it is very slow. I also have been having issues on it shutting down and starting up. I know the system is old, but I really don't want to have to replace it right now if I don't have to. I am unsure if this is a malware/virus problem or something even more serious.

I don't mind spending some money to make this machine faster if necessary. So any recommendations on that will be much appreciated.

Here are my specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6420 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6

Processor Count: 2

RAM: 7167 Mb

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630, -2048 Mb

Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (46 GB Free);

Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5B-E Plus

Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

I appreciate any help, Thomas
 

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Hi,
I'm having quite a few issues with my computer and just don't know enough to know what to do or where to start with what the root problem(s) are...or if this is even the right board to post to! I just want my computer to a point where it runs well again and to keep it that way.

Here's some info about my computer. I hope it's helpful to start with:
Windows Vista
Dell Vostro VOSTRO_200
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E7200 @2.53 GHz
3 GB RAM
32-bit Operating System

Here are the biggest issues lately:

1. On startup, the fan runs really hard and fast...almost like an engine revving up. It also does it if the computer has gone to sleep after inactivity. If the screen is left on, the computer will wake itself back up after a period of time and the fan will rev like it does on startup. This doesn't seem like a good thing...but I have no clue what to do.

2. Recently, I've been deleting old photos and files that aren't needed and using Slim Cleaner+ to clean up my computer to help it run better. Today, something happened after I did a run with the program and I started getting messages every time I navigated to a new page in firefox that said Adobe Flash 11.8 r800 (or something like it) has stopped working. I updated my firefox and went to reboot my system...and it didn't want to reboot. I had to hit ctl/alt/del to get to the option to go to boot system and managed to get my computer going that way.

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A:Windows Vista...Booting/Fan Issues & Slow running

Can't anyone help me?

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After lots of failures trying to make an image backup of a Lenovo Yoga 2  1051F by booting from a flash drive, I finally figured out a way to do it using a Y connector with two USB ports. If anyone has any interest in the specifics of what I did, I'd be happy to supply the details.

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Ok, for the past few weeks, I had been getting a message that said a resource was missing, but I stupidly never wrote down what specifically was gone. It said that it could not open the Dell Dock because of it and windows explorer was running slow at times and restarting periodically. It did this for about three weeks, then, two nights ago, the computer froze, so I reset it, and it started on the green bar then black screen loop.

I tried running it in safe mode, no dice, and all other alternate boot options. It would hang up each time. Finally, I was able to get the system restore wizard up, this was earlier today, and reset the system to how it was 4 days ago. It actually opened Vista, but in low res mode and everything is painfully slow, except for the internet, which runs at normalish speeds.

Are there any possible causes or solutions for this?

I have a Dell Inspiron 530, and Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit.
 

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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?

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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Hi,
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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Okay, so ive tried many ways, and Ive finally got stuck with using a VHD.
I have followed countless tutorials, and finally found one. (on this forums somewhere)
I go through all the steps, and it seems like it is working, and then when I boot my system it says this,
"VHD_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED"

things I have done to try to fix this:
Updated BIOS
Enabled Virtualization in BIOS
Please help! I have been trying to get it to work for days...
Ronnie

A:DUAL BOOTING PROBLEMS- booting win8 with win7.

Hi Ronnie and welcome to the Forum.

Why don't you try this. It is easier and it works: VMware Player - Install Windows 8

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Recently I purchased a laptop with windows 8 64 bit pre-installed in it. For my job purpose, I needed windows 7 32 bit. After searching the web and also using the information I got from this site, I disabled secure boot, deleted the recovery partition and converted GPT partitions to MBR. Then I shrink the Big partition in which windows 8 was installed to make room for the windows 7 partition. Then I created a new partition and installed windows 7 on it. After this whenever I switch on the computer, a message come up, saying that a required device cannot be found and windows is to be repaired. The only way in which I can start windows is to go to bios, select the boot options and then select boot from notebook hard drive.

Can anybody please tell me how this problem can be solved

A:Booting problem with dual booting with windows 8 and 7

when you created the new partition did you make itin front or behind the existing partition?

If your boot manager is looking to boot Win 8 on Disk 0 Part 1, and you created the new partition in front of Win 8, your Win 7 will now be located on Disk 0 Part 1 which is where the boot manager is expecting Win 8

can you send us a screen cap of your disk management?

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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 built my PC and it has worked wonderfully for about a year (ironically, just beyond the warranty expiration of some of the components- doubtlessly the one that is failing).

However, a couple of weeks ago, I came home and found my screen saver frozen on the screen. No biggie, I thought... I'll just hit the reset and all will be good in the windows world. "Nope" said the computer, "Not gonna do it".

There is the normal single beep I always get, the lights (CPU and Hard drive) flash in the front of the case and the fans all start spinning. It looks like its going to boot up, as each light on the CD Rom drives flash as per normal, however there is no POST screen on either monitor. The HDD light stays on for about 8 seconds, then goes out, and it just sits there.

I tried rebooting numerous times and each time this persisted. That was the night before work was sending me out of town. I came back a week later, rolled up my sleeves and was about to get down to diagnosing... I hit the power button and to my surprise, it booted up normally- problem solved, or so I thought.

Nope, the "Gates-Curse" strikes again: The system worked fine for about 3 minutes, then boom- it froze up again. Again, hitting the reset button had the same effect- fans spin, lights flash, no beep-codes, no POST.

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A:Non booting PC with fans running

OK from what i read im leaning to a hardrive problem just try an old one that you have lying around(hopefully you have one) and if it works than boom if not then i'de say its the mobo, its hardley ever the cpu.
 

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Hello elise,I'm a new member. I have pretty much the same problem than rns25 (except that it's my desktop instead of a laptop). I also run on windows XP.I followed your instructions in this blog and this is what I get when I execute the comand dir c:\qoobox\quarantine :date time d------ 0.date time d------ 0..date time d------ 0 Cdate time -a----- 827 catchme.logdate time d------ 0 Registry_backupsI would really appreciate if you could help me.Thank you very much in advance.

A:Not booting after running Combofix

I split off your first post to a separate topic. Posting in someone elses topic with your own problem is considered rude. Also, the chance of getting a reply that can help you is a lot bigger when you have your own topic.Using the Recovery Console, please tell me whats in the following folder:c:\qooboxif there is a file named combofix-quarantined-files.txt in there, type the following bolded line and press enter.type combofix-quarantined-files.txtThis will show you a list of files. Please note them down and post them here.

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Hi All, My Dell Inspiron laptop has recently started to take an age yo boot up and then every program or browser runs really slow. Here is my Sys.info file:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2330M CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4002 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 1809 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 451 GB (290 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 01FF8R
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Thank you
Grant
 

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I am having trouble booting my computer and also keeping it running. I am running Windows XP pro Service Pack 2. For a while I was able to keep my computer running by not shutting it down, but now it shuts itself down periodically, and then it can take up to an hour to restart. Can anyone help? Lindlyloo

A:trouble booting and keeping running

Welcome to TSF!!

Hi,

Can you give us some more details. Like are all your fans going, is there any problems with any of the parts of your computer, PSU getting really hot, hdd making wining noise or any noise that is unusual. Just let us know if you have heard or seen anything that is unusual. That would help a lot.

Cheers!

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Hi There,
I Have A Computer Running XP With 512mb Ram And A 1.4 Athlon Processor Which From Boot Up Runs Painfully Slow On All Menus And Processes, any Suggestions As To Why This Might Be Happening?

The HD Is 60gb And Is Less Than A Third Full, I Have Run Adaware And Spybot, Also Have Deleted Temp Files, Temp Internet Files, And Norton Windoctor To No Avail.

I Have Done A Full Norton Virus Scan, Defragged And There Are No Conflicts In My Device Manager.

Can Anyone Help?
 

A:Computer Booting And Running Very Slowly

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Before you ask, no I am not running safemode. I have consulted many people and the majority consensus says that I have a virus and I cannot remove it. Here is an overview of my issues:

My Windows Defender has been disabled and I cannot reactivate it.

When I attempt to run a system restore an error message pops up that states: "System Restore will not help protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and try System Restore again."

When I attempt running in Safe Mode (Through pressing F8 in boot) it does absolutely nothing to help correct my issues no matter which version of Safe Mode I run.

I have no Internet connectivity on that PC even though I do on my lap top, Xbox 360, and PSP. (3 different browsers do NOT work and applications which access the internet report having no connection.)

I do not have the reinstall disks for Windows XP as I purchased my computer several years ago and I have essentially lost them during several moves I have made.

I need this PC for college as I take my classes online so any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated and I would be happy to give more information if needed.

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hi everyone,

pls help needed urgent.ok problem is started when i think that my PC is infected since i saw some shortcut creates on my desktop. so i download combofix & start scan. when it is deleting some files, suddenly power cut off & there is no backup.

when power is on ,i am not able to boot.it ends at blue screen of death. my os is winxp sp3.so i try to format with my bootable winxp CD but not able to format the same blue screen of death.

any help is appreciated. thanx in advance

A:not booting due to interupted while combofix running

Hi Patil,

My name is etavares and I'll try and help you with this thread.

First, is there a code on the blue screen? Something like Stop 0x0000000A or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL?

-etavares

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Typing this on mobile device so have to be succinct.  Upon pressing power button: No backlight on monitor appears (monitor remains black) Fan remains running at normal speed Little lights indicating battery/power status of unit work normally removing/alternating ram has no effect on occasion when the laptop works, the slightest nudge will crash/power off system i know it sounds bad (motherboard damage maybe?) but any thoughts would be appreciated

A:Lenovo G500 fan running, no booting

The nudge & crash symptom is concerning.       Did the laptop get dropped or have anything happen to it that might lead you to believe the motherboard would be damaged, or result i the screen failing?     Do you have the ability to try connecting and external monitor to see if the system is actually booting?Does the position of the screen have any effect?    (I ask because there is a cable between the screen and base that can become damaged overtime, and perhaps could be shorting. Best of luck, Lenovo G400/G500/G405/ G505/G410/G510 Hardware Maintenance Manualhttps://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_g400g500g405g505g410g510_hmm.pdf  

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I am actualy posting this for a friend seeing as i am helping him with computer issues.

First of his issues, the one i came over for, he cant insall Call of Duty 4 he ges the following error: "error -1603. Windows Installer cant intsall the program" or something like that, also before that one you get.. "error 1234. The path ? contains an invalid character" call of duty 2, etc. (not all acivision games) yet some do work ie: Rise of nations, roller coaster tycoon 2, Battlesations Midway, World of Warcraft.

He also has issues running some programs, ie: Firefox, Eudemons Online, Limewire, Prison Tycoon, Poker Drop, Ventrilo. (they dont open or dont patch and manualy patching also fails)

Genneraly slow computer, (he has pretty much the same setup i same cpu etc) and i noticed.

Freezes during boot sometimes about 1/4 the time, before Windows boots, during option to enter bios and such.

I am currently running a virus scan, i will report on how that works out.

He may need a BIOS update, seeing as he has Pheonix 1.1 and i have 6.****.

Im attatching the dxdiag.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Many Issues.. Installing, Running, booting.

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I can't supply a lot of information as I cannot get it to boot into anything. When I turn on the computer, almost always I get a page that says to press F1 to continue but nothing happens. On a very rare incident it will boot to to Windows 10 but my mouse is frozen and keyboard is not working. I suspect a bad hard drive but am holding out for any ideas and suggestions the community has to offer. It's an excellent piece of hardware that seems to need just a nudge to load into iWndows 10. I went out and bought a PS2 mouse and keyboard as it had inputs that hopefully would fix things but there is no difference. Thanks for any help or suggestions guys. I would really like to get this older computer working without costing much. I paid 60 bucks from Ebay for it but didn't use it during the 30 day warranty. So I am stuck. Thanks for any help.
 

A:Have an Acer M2 Running windows 10 not booting

What does the screen say that F1 will do?
 

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Trying to help a friend...what a nightmare! I installed and ran avast then installed and ran Advanced System Care. Hours to do scans, all problems fixed but still running slower than molasses....takes 4-5 minutes just to boot up completey!

Installed HJT and here is the log file:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:04:40 PM, on 6/13/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Soluto\soluto.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\shicoxp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\caxchg.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Hard Disk Sentinel\HDSentinel.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASCService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Soluto\SolutoService.exe
c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
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A:Gateway laptop running/booting sloooooow

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Hi there
As Windows to Go is only available for ENTERPRISE versions and booting from a VHD requires there to be an OS already installed on the physical machine I was wondering if we could "Borrow" a trick from Linux.

Is it possible to install a Mini GRUB boot loader on a partition on an external HDD and on a second partition boot a Windows system.

Note here -- I want a RUNNING WINDOWS SYSTEM -- not an install / recovery / "Win PE" type system -- but a full Windows system that will work even if there is NO usable INTERNAL HDD drive in the computer.

Googling shows quite a few ways of either creating an INSTALL disk (HDD) or booting a VHD neither of which are what I want.

Using GRUB and booting an external HDD in theory should work -- and this should "almost replicate" a Windows to Go system.

Anybody tried this and got it working.

(I've had an external USB Linux system with VMware player installed -- that method works but the Windows system is quite slow even on an external USB3 drive -- running a Windows system natively should be a lot better).

I've actually got a spare SSD which I want to use for this -- I replace a 128 GB drive with a new Samsung 256 GB drive as I got a great bargain on it -- 99 GBP LESS 20% VAT which I got back at customs at the airport.

I'll use the SATA==>USB3 connector for connecting to the PC.
(Another possibility might be to get the Linux boot loader to load a Windows VHD from the external drive as well -- b... Read more

A:Booting and Running Windows 8 from USB drive via GRUB

This may be worth a look:
Portable OS - Carry your OS on an External Drive - Windows 7 Support Forums

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Hi guys,

I have a serious problem and I can't fix it myself. I hope you guys can help me with it. So, recently, I got this Virtumonde trojan, and it wouldn't go away. It didn't really had any noticable effect, but I read some stuff about it that would imply that it was very dangerous. So, I thought, lets run a full scan in Safe Mode. And so I did.

I ran Spybot, Spyware Doctor, AVG Free and finished with CCleaner. Alot of bad stuff got of my computer, but not Virtumonde. I dropped my battleaxe and gave up. I was bored of the hours of waiting on the scanners...

So I tried to start up my PC again, however, once the desktop has loaded(with the safe-mode layout(grey bars)) I first noticed that no processes/programs had started up and the area right under in the screen only showed the time. I tried to start a program, but as soon as I clicked the mouse the hourglass icon showed and then the whole computer froze. It does that every time I boot the computer.

Also, in Safe Mode, for some reason system restore wont work. It says, restart and try again, which, doesn't works.

Can any of you guys help me? I literally have no clue how to fix this.

Many thanks in advance!
 

A:XP freezes on booting after running some anitvirus-software

Have you tried scanning with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware?
 

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Hi guys,

I have a serious problem and I can't fix it myself. I hope you guys can help me with it. So, recently, I got this Virtumonde trojan, and it wouldn't go away. It didn't really had any noticable effect, but I read some stuff about it that would imply that it was very dangerous. So, I thought, lets run a full scan in Safe Mode. And so I did.

I ran Spybot, Spyware Doctor, AVG Free and finished with CCleaner. Alot of bad stuff got of my computer, but not Virtumonde. I dropped my battleaxe and gave up. I was bored of the hours of waiting on the scanners...

So I tried to start up my PC again, however, once the desktop has loaded(with the safe-mode layout(grey bars)) I first noticed that no processes/programs had started up and the area right under in the screen only showed the time. I tried to start a program, but as soon as I clicked the mouse the hourglass icon showed and then the whole computer froze. It does that every time I boot the computer.

Also, in Safe Mode, for some reason system restore wont work. It says, restart and try again, which, doesn't works.

Can any of you guys help me? I literally have no clue how to fix this.

Many thanks in advance!

A:XP freezes on booting after running some anitvirus-software

I would say your first step is to get the virus off your system. There is no point trying to fix an infected system. I would suggest you post your problem in the virus/spyware/trojan forum and get advice from a security expert.

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Hi there,

Help!!! Getting BSOD booting both in Safe Mode and Normal now after running Safe Mode Repair Key program:

stop error 0x0000007E(0xC0000005)

Is there any way I can remedy this problem?

One time when my friend was booting...he told me on the phone that while he was booting that a pop up about the monitor came up giving him several choices like:

Check computer press-G

check monitor press-F

something like that.

See, the PC was only getting the BSOD booting in safe mode...

I am beginning to wonder if maybe its video card driver may be corrupted after getting the monitor pop up window above...

Any ideas how to fix this? Is there Anyway I can do a system restore...

or update the video card driver...when Xp not booting?

Really need this PC working...

Thank you in advance for your help,

Greta

A:Getting BSOD booting either way after running SafeModeRepairKey program

I guess that I have to ask...if you wanted to attempt a System Restore operations...why did you not do that when the system booted into normal mode?What made you decide to attempt the SafeModeRepairKey program, rathe than SR?STOP 7E errors, see left column at http://www.aumha.org/a/stop.htm.Based on the info provided thus far, it would sheer speculation to guess at what is going onSystem manufacturer and model?Louis

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Hi Guys,
My Old Dell Latitude 630 Laptop running XP professional says "BOOTMGR" missing
I have licensed XP but no CD. Can somebody help?
Kelly Mistry
 

A:Dell Latitude 630 Laptop running XP not booting

The laptops hard drive may have gone bad. Take the laptop to a friend that understands computer repair. You really need a Windows install disk for this... and a new hard drive
 

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Hi, first I hope I've got to the right place for posting my logs for help.

I have been experiencing some problems with my PC recently which is really annoying me. My whole PC, mouse and keyboard freeze at times, and I have to shut down my PC by holding the POWER ON button. This kind of situation happens at any time, either in the middle of loading the startup applications after my PC has booted up, or when it has been left running for a while etc. I kind of ignored it when it could carry on running without freezing after forcing the PC to re-boot once.

However, a few days ago, when my PC was loading into Windows, an error message from "16-bit MS-Dos Subsytem" popped up saying "NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction. CS:12 f1 P:fff9:0P:ff ff 01 f1 ff. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application." There was either a 'Close' or 'Ignore' button to click. So I clicked 'Close' and nothing happened onwards, just a blank screen with my wallpaper background and the mouse cursor with no other icons or taskbar on the screen. So I forced my PC to restart and ran in Safe Mode.

That's when I was later told by my antivirus programme AVG9.0 Free Version that a few of my files were infected by the virus - Gaelicum.A. I found on AVG's website the solution to remove/recover those files by running the vcleaner.exe. After running vcleaner, those files seemed to have been cleaned. Later I updated my virus list and ran the AVG scan on my whole PC for a few tim... Read more

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I am running PC, Windows XP and recently had several viruses deleted from system. Problem started when running Internet Explorer and would receive an error tab every time stating IE must close. The data error was a mcsvrt.dll problem.

Now when I start the computer it takes 10-15 minutes to boot completely and accessing Mozilla or any apps after about 3-4 mins takes ages. It runs so slow, something has it almost completely bogged down. I run spybot but after a while it freezes up.

Not sure what to do???

Sam
 

A:Computer booting incredibly slow and all apps slow

Please click here to download and install the HijackThis installer. ​
Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile.

The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

Do not fix anything​
 

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Hello 7forums. I have a problem with my Windows 7 Professional (32bit). I'll try to explain everything in detail.






Quote:
PC specs:
Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO CPU T5800 @2.0 GHZ
Installed memory (RAM): 2.0 GB
System type: 32-bit operating system


Yesterday I was using uTorrent to download some files (24 gigabytes +). It was downloading at a speed of ~7-8 Mb/s. During the download I noticed that the PC was running pretty hard and I checked in the Task Manager for processor and RAM usage, noticing that the processor was used at around 50% of capacity but RAM memory was used at 1.9 GB, that's around 98%.

I restarted the laptop and run the download again. Memory usage was about 1.4 GB. Then, I tried to open Firefox and go check something on a website and everything crashed. I unplugged the laptop (n00b way of solving things) to shut it down and then started it back. At this point I noticed that it took like half an hour to boot and show desktop. Also, everything was running extremely slow.

I inserted my Windows 7 disc and ran through the `Repair Windows` wizard. I left it like that for about an hour and it was just telling me `Attempting Repairs`. I stopped it at that point and then re-installed Windows by formatting the partition.

Now, when I start the laptop it takes like 5-10 minutes until it shows me the desktop (before was 1 minute). Also I noticed that everything runs extremely slow. All the drivers have been successfully installed (except ... Read more

A:Windows boots very slow and runs slow after booting

Hello and welcome abyssal Mate for very starters I would be running some malware scans the two I would run would Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware.


http://www.superantispyware.com/ and http://www.malwarebytes.org/


Next would sticking another 2GB of RAM what you have got is absolute bare minimum.

Plus some specs on your system would be helpful

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BIG PROBLEM!
well maybe not for you guys. But, for me it is. So here I go from beginning till end.

2 days ago I just uninstalled Microsoft Office 2007 Beta off the comp ( dont know if that has anything to do with it. but, thought i'd mention it). Later I restarted to the computer and the problem begins....

Problem 1: When O/S loads up it will be stuck for at least 10 min at the blue "Windows Is Starting Up" screen. When I decide to shut down, it will literally freeze at the "Saving Your Settings" screen and it will "never" shut down.

Problem 2: When I actually get into windows, programs will not load. (ie. Internet Explorer 7 will open and close right away, MSN messenger with freeze when connecting, Windows Installer will freeze, Virus Scanners will freeze, Uninstallers/Add/Remove will freeze, Video players will freeze and the list goes on..) So basically I can't do anything ,but shut down and then freeze again while shutting down.

What I've tried to do: I went into Safe-Mode Used Spybot / ATF Cleaner / Trojan Hunter/ AVG Anti-Spyware (AVG Anti-Virus won't install because i'm in safe-mode) / and other various Anti Viruses. After I did all that I was excited. I thought my problem would be gone. But, SHAZAM! the problem was still there and it hit me in the face again.

Sorry for the Long post but i'm just trying to save the trouble of having to re-post. If anyone can help me with this problem that would be fanta... Read more

A:Booting/Shutting Down & Running Programs Problem STELLA!!!!!

Welcome to TSG....

For the first thing I am not a HijackThis expert but will inform you of one thing that they will now just to save time. Please run HijackThis in normal windows and repost the log file, HijackThis is useless when run from safe mode there are no drivers running and a lot of the processes that normally run do not.

THe other one is the Microsoft Office you had installed was a Beta version and Beta's are notorious for having problems especially when you remove them from your system, so you were right about the problem started when you removed this program, I would suggest going to the site you downloaded it from and find out if there isa un-install procedure from Microsoft on this.

But for now please re-post the HijackThis log file.
 

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We are in the process of moving an industrial application from WinXP to WinXP embedded. In the meantime we're about to try running everything from Compact Flash and removing the hard drive. Has anyone out there tried this? Thanks.

A:Booting and running WinXP from a Compact Flash Card

Sadly WinXP will re-initialize the USB ports while booting. Thus taking your boot drive offline.
The only way I know of is using BartPE.

http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/09/...ket/index.html

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Hello, A few years ago I brought this computer. A couple of weeks ago I had a issue and I had to restore windows 10 to a older version using a recovery USB drive I had created via another computer. 2 Days ago my computer was very slow, then next thing I know is it wont start and there is a blue windows 10 error screen saying the computer needed to restart, and every time it restarted this would show again. At this point I realise I may have to re-install windows 10 from scratch so decide I will do it a few days later when I have a bit more time. 2 days later I went to go and start my computer to reinstall windows 10, however the screen wouldnt show anything and said no signal and no lights would appear on the keyboard if I pressed caps lock etc... The blue light on the power button was showing and the orange hard drive light showed for a few seconds when I first try and turn it on then dissapears. The fans are running at normal speed. I did some research online and tried to troubleshoot this, here are the things I tried. I tried holding down the power button for 30 seconds with everything unplugged, this did nothing and the same was still occuring. I tried removing the battery on the motherboard for a few mins and replacing it, this also did nothing. Next I removed both sticks of ram, and the computer beeped at me repetadly when I tried to turn it on.  I replaced the sticks of ram as removed and then tried removing the hard drive a... Read more

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My computer is suddenly only booting/running in safe mode. I have tried to restart choosing normal mode, have tried start-run typing misconfig, checked to see if safe mode was checked ... it wasn't. How do I fix this??? THANKS!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1981 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228136 MB, Free - 137987 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 4309 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RY206
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: Why is my computer booting/running only in SAFE MODE?

I've requested this thread be closed.

You've got this thread still going and have resolved the safe mode problem.

Please don't start multiple threads.

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Hi, I'm currently having problems getting Windows started on a laptop. Booting up gets to the point where it says "Windows loading files" before it bails with an error 0xc00000e9. I tried using startup repair from a Windows DVD but that seemed to just get stuck so I've now jumped into a cmd and run chkdsk /r. This has been running approx. 24 hours and is only on "20701 of 240120 files processed" and saying it's at 0%. I'd estimate it's told me there's about 200 "file record segments" which are unreadable so far.

Now to bashfully explain how it got like this... the whole computer was acting very slowly, mouse jerking across the screen and programs taking 10s of minutes to close, this happened just after plugging in a mouse and it eventually automatically found the driver (probably a weird coincidence but thought it was worth mentioning). So my first instinct was to shutdown and turn it on again -- old cliche but it usually works -- after an hour it was still stuck with the spinning circle and "logging off". I figured if it hadn't closed managed to shut the important processes down by then, it never would so I did a hard shutdown which I assume was the worst choice I could've made.

So... what am I able to do to fix this? Is it worth letting chkdsk finish, even if it's looking to take over a week? The laptop is only a couple of years old so I wasn't expecting anything like this to happen yet. It's an Acer Aspire 5742Z. Oh, and the harddr... Read more

A:Windows not booting. Running chkdsk from DVD taking days.

In my experience, whenever CHKDSK slows to a crawl (like you're experiencing) that often means it's encountering bad sectors -- in which case, it will try to read the same sector over and over and over ... eventually timing out and going on to the next. This is a strong indication that the drive is failing.

Even if you let CHKDSK finish, if the drive is failing, the next time you run it -- it's only going to take longer to finish, and soon down the road, the drive will fail completely.

You should look into replacing the drive.

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hey

i have a laptop that is not booting properly running windows vista. i have had it for almost a year but this has only happened once (and i managed to fix it)
but this time i haven't been able to fix it because it is taing foreer to load.

the moment i start laptop it brings me to a black screen with white writing and shows some things about my computer such insyde h20 etc

then after i leave it for a while it brings me to a screen (windows error recovery) which it says your pc has not loaded properly
then it gve me two options

start windows normally
launch start up repair

also when i choose any of the options from above it brings me to the normal vista loading with a black background and a green boxes going to te left (or right) but it doesn't show me the vista logo.

so i looked around for a copy of windows visa on torrent site and ound a few downloaded them and burnt them on a disc (also, everytime i did it said burning failed anyone know why ?) inserted it into my laptop and 1 worked but took a while before it actually got somewhere and in the end it asked me for a select the driver thing (which i didn't know what to do so moved onto the next disc).

so what should i do now
how can i fix it


laptop details:

Manufacturer's Description S-EC-010
Features Processor: Intel Core 2 Solo 1.4GHz /
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD4330 512MB
Connectivity HDMI, USB 2.0, VGA Protocol Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 80... Read more

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I turned my computer on today and it will not run. It does not even start windows (xp). The screen just goes through a series of lines. Help? Here are two pictures of what my screen looks like:Picture 1Picture 2Thank You!

A:Computer booting with strange screen. Windows not running.

Hello, it looks like this is a laptop, have you tried to hook up an external monitor to it?

This is most likely a hardware problem; either video card or display. Is this she only thing you see on screen when you turn the laptop on, or do you first see normal text/logo's?

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I have a SONY PC (RX-580) and it is not booting on an erratic basis. The first problem was after pushing the start button, the fan starts on high speed, but no activity light and no HD light came on at all. AFter 1.5 minutes or so, I rebooted after removing the power cord for 30 seconds. This happened 8 times today. I should mention that during this time, nothing comes on screen at all. There is no opportunity to get to the CMOS settings or even to boot with a floopy. (yes this still has a floppy drive in it.) Normally, for the past several months, this problem has simply been an inconvenience and after 2 or 3 tries, the unit boots up fine and works fine all day. Today, when it failed to do this so many times, I shut it down, opened the case and proceeded to reset all cables and connections. I didn't notice any loose connections. I didn't remove ram sticks. I then rebooted and this time, I got the HD light activity for a few seconds, then the fan slowed to a normal level as like everything was going to be okay. After a few minutes, the activity light was still lit, but no flickering like something was happening.

I turned the machine off again. I should mention that each time I turned the machine off, I didn't have to hold the button in for the normal 5 seconds. It turned of immediately.

I once again, inspected and reseated cards. I did not remove RAM sticks. This time, I plugged in and booted and right away, got a 3 or 4 second solid warning tone, follow... Read more

A:Booting process is beeping, but not booting

you a buy a tester tool for $12 and also use a multimeter. I would just replace the darn PSU.
 

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i have lenovo g460 with windows 7 premium 64 bit, it was working fine yesterday...but when i try to use my laptop now i see a message on black screen

PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable
pxe-mof: exiting pxe rom.
no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

but i dont have any installation disks except repair disk which i created through windows wizard... i searched for solution over net and tried to recover ..first i booted with repair disk and found operating system as unknown on local disk startup found error but cannt repair it and through commpand prompt i tried these commands


bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd


the first 2 commands worked successfully but when i run the last command it scanned and identified windows installations 1 and prompted to add it to boot list when i press y to add i got the message

the requested system device cannot be found.

pls help me to solve the issue...thanks in advance...

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