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Boot fails, BSODs, restarts when loading windows etc..

Q: Boot fails, BSODs, restarts when loading windows etc..

Hi there,Background & probs with CombofixIt was suggested by the guys at the Micro Star forums that I run ComboFix to solve / diagnose any problems with a PC I am trying to fix. After following the guide on the bleepingcomputer webiste, and disabling security software etc.. the program just sits there and doesn't get past the 'This typically doesn't take more than 10 minutes - However...' message.It does not alter the clock or suggest it is going to do so and it does not get to any of the test stages.History of problems with computer (lasting one month)[RARE] BSOD reporting PFN_LIST_CORRUPT (0x8F) - tested drivers and memory (idividually and then both 512 sticks with memtest up to 40 passes) - all tested as working[FREQUENT] Some cold starts result in restarts at random points in the start-up process (initial checks... login screen... loading windows...) - some restarts result in a dead computer with a flashing HD light though this is quite rareTested without cards (except GFX card) / drives etc.. and still have unstable PC. Sometimes, it boots without failure many times in succession - but turning it off for a while, and then turning it back on will provoke the problems. The Pc is clean of dust.The PC is a work colleagues' and they have used tools to remove virii (pc tools, avg, spybot) - I have scanned it myself with Spybot & AVGIf anyone can give me some advice it'd be most appreciated.Thanks,James------------------------------------------------Specs of PCOperating System: Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)PSU:550W PIV 650 by Eye-T (3.3/30a, 5v/32a, 12v/35a)Processor:2.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64Main Circuit Board:Board: K8T Neo 2 V2, MS-7094 1.00BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD V3.6 10/12/2006Memory Modules:GeIL 512MB PC3200 DDR400 x 2 sticksDisplay:256mb NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500Drives:2 X 80gb Seagate Baracuda 7200NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A [CD-ROM drive]SONY DVD-ROM DDU1615 [CD-ROM drive]

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Preferred Solution: Boot fails, BSODs, restarts when loading windows etc..

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

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

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

A: Boot fails, BSODs, restarts when loading windows etc..

Please download SINO by Artellos from hereSave SINO to a place you can remember and run SINO.exe.Then please check the following checkboxes:
[CODEX]System Info
Services
Boot Check
Tasklist
Startup Items
Ipconfig
Ping
Netstat

Shares
Routing Table[/CODEX]Once checked, hit the Run Scan! button and wait for the program to finish the scan.A notepad file will pop up, Please copy and paste the content of the notepad into your next reply.Note: If you try to interact with the program once it's started scanning it might appear to hang. The scan however will continue.

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HI all,

recently i am unable to load in to windows, the loading screen appears with the XP logo and then a very quick blue screen of death appears followed by a restart.

I have tried booting in to the recovery console using:
chkdsk
finxboot
and fixmbr to no success.

Does this mean my only other options left is to perform a fresh install?

Is there any way of being able to back up files i have on my hard disk without being able to get in to windows?

Smitherz

A:can't boot in to XP, restarts during loading screen

Have you tried booting "From last know configuration" or "Safe Mode"

When you say you have tried chkdsk did you try chkdsk /r

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I have an HP Pavilion dv6000 (Vista 32bit Home Edition) that has suddenly stopped fully booting. When the power button is pressed, the appropriate keyboard/disk lights come on and the fan starts. A black screen appears and then 5-7 seconds later it shuts down and restarts. There is NO mouse cursor or blinking line in the top-left corner as some of the other forums have described - just completely black and the computer continuously restarts.

I am unable to access the BIOS or any other system options at the startup. F10, F8, F2, the ESC key, etc all do NOT work. Although, the interesting thing is that F10 and the ESC keys are the only ones that allow the computer to stay running for longer than 5-7 seconds. When these keys are pressed at the startup, the empty black screen stays "lit" and the computer stays on (no restart). The fan increases in speed (high) after a few minutes, slows down again, and this process is repeated. A hard/forced shutdown is needed to turn the computer off.

I cannot change the boot order since I'm unable to access the BIOS. Thus, my recovery disks won't work. I feel completely stuck here. ANY help or advise is greatly appreciated - particularly concerning a way to change the boot order in this situation.

A:Vista fails to fully boot, restarts, black screen, unable to access bios

The fact that the F10 and ESC keys leave it going for a bit extra tells me this is fixable.
The F10 button allows you to enter the setup facility.
The ESC button is used to change the boot order.
There is also an F12 option for your laptop.

I have located the service manual, have a look at 2.3 Troubleshooting flowcharts.
If you require any more help let us know.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01035677.pdf

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HP Pavilion p6110y PC
Intel Pentium Processor E5300
6GB sys memory
640GB HD
Intel GMA 3100 Integrated graphics (lol.)
Vista 64-bit
Hey. So I play World of Warcraft and the other week there was a huge patch that was giving me a blue-screen error in certain zones in-game. Assuming it was a driver issue I updated my graphics driver and when that didn't work I installed the 40 or 50 Windows updates I had been ignoring over the past months and restarted. Still no luck so I downloaded Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver (no clue why I downloaded that one, I don't even know what it does...) I read a thing about changing something in MSConfig, like a safe-boot for troubleshooting that just loads up the essential things on startup or something. I restart again and it's doing this loading thing and its progress is at like 5000/200000 after a minute or so, and being an impatient idiot, I do a hard shut down and power it back up. Here's what's been happening ever since:

1) Blue HP screen with Setup, Boot Menu, etc options
2) Screen goes black and flashes a few times for about 10 seconds total
3) Green bar loading screen
4) Screen flashing
5) Windows logo
6) Installing Service Pack: Stage 3 of 3 (0% complete) [no progress is made]
7) Screen flashing
8) Repeat

I've tried everything I can think of: Startup repair doesn't fix it, System restore fails due to "unspecified error. The file cannot be opened transactionall... Read more

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''hello'' ,im having an ongoing problem that has had much effort but no out come. Iv posted hijack logs called eset downloaded malwarebytes and other programs said to take care of this related issue ,but the problem persist strongly to annoy me.

My windows explorer will contently shutdown and restart.

This mostly happens when i move a folder on my desk top ,but happens in other situations as well ,like running software ,browsing ,organizing ,moving icons and just exploring the computer in general. I estimate that this occurs 20-30 times on a normal day and worse days are very accurately expected when very board. I preformed many scans with my eset ,i have a freeware version of ccleaner and ran the malwarebytes in a full system scan and found nothing. No one has yet suggested me any helpful information in hijacklogs so far , im told to do the same thing iv been doing ,I would like some newer suggestions ''please anyone''. google is useless for me because there are to many solutions for this common issue that it would be impossible for me to narrow this down correctly , im one of many , so im posting another hijack log again.

PS: will do whatever necessary and would be happy to post more information
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<br><br>Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2<br>Scan saved at 9:33:04 PM, on 4/9/2009<br>Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)<br>MSIE: Inte... Read more

A:windows explorer always fails and restarts

Duplicate thread. Please post in this one: http://forums.techguy.org/malware-r...0-windows-explorer-always-fails-restarts.html

Closing this one.
 

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''hello'' ,im having an ongoing problem that has had much effort but no out come. Iv posted hijack logs called eset downloaded malwarebytes and other programs said to take care of this related issue ,but the problem persist strongly to annoy me.

My windows explorer will contently shutdown and restart.

This mostly happens when i move a folder on my desk top ,but happens in other situations as well ,like running software ,browsing ,organizing ,moving icons and just exploring the computer in general. I estimate that this occurs 20-30 times on a normal day and worse days are very accurately expected when very board. I preformed many scans with my eset ,i have a freeware version of ccleaner and ran the malwarebytes in a full system scan and found nothing. No one has yet suggested me any helpful information in hijacklogs so far , im told to do the same thing iv been doing ,I would like some newer suggestions ''please anyone''. google is useless for me because there are to many solutions for this common issue that it would be impossible for me to narrow this down correctly , im one of many , so im posting another hijack log again.

PS: will do whatever necessary and would be happy to post more information

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:33:04 PM, on 4/9/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot ... Read more

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Hello,
 
Thank you for taking time to look at this for me. I upgraded to windows 10 from windows 8.1, and never really noticed an issue, but would get random restarts. It was infrequent but still bothered me. I decided to reinstall windows 10, hoping a fresh install on a clean harddrive would help. I am still getting random BSODs and restarts. Its concerning because the restarts are similar to a power loss. The BSOD appears for a split second then the computer completely powers down before restarting. Otherwise the computer runs fine, always has. No problems at all before switching to windows 10.
 
I saw a similar thread about the restarts, which requested a file from event viewer so I included that as well as the 2 requested from the pinned topic
 
here is the rest of the information:
 
· OS - Windows 10· x64· What was original installed OS on system? 8.1 (Have since done a full reinstall of windows 10)· OEM version of windows 8.1· Age of system 1 year· Age of OS installation - 4 days (reinstalled on Dec 26 2015)· CPU i7 4770k (no overclock)· Video Card Gtx 780· MotherBoard - Asus maximus hero VI· Power Supply - brand & wattage corsair hx650· System Manufacturer - homebuilt· Desktop
 
 
thanks!

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Hello there, I'm having a few problems with my computer that I've been unable to figure out on my own. Starting a few months ago my computer began getting a few BSODs, typically while playing The Sims 3. Over time the computer would also restart on it's own with no BSOD, or sometimes just freeze completely. And even when I do get a BSOD, it's not always the same error. Now it happens even when I'm not gaming, and it occurs roughly every other day or so. In fact today I had 3 incidents where the computer seemed to shut off completely. The 3rd time it did that, the fan came on afterwards as if the computer was trying to restart, but that was it. Needless to say I'm a bit concerned and confused as to what's causing the problem.

If anyone can help out it would be greatly appreciated. I've included an attachment with everything this thread says I would need.

Just a bit of a heads up:

- Windows XP was originally installed, I installed Windows 7 last August or September
- The computer as a whole is roughly 3.5 years old, though some bits(like my sound card and video card) are newer

A:BSODs, restarts, and freezes on Windows 7 32-bit

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Teekay


Hello there, I'm having a few problems with my computer that I've been unable to figure out on my own. Starting a few months ago my computer began getting a few BSODs, typically while playing The Sims 3. Over time the computer would also restart on it's own with no BSOD, or sometimes just freeze completely. And even when I do get a BSOD, it's not always the same error. Now it happens even when I'm not gaming, and it occurs roughly every other day or so. In fact today I had 3 incidents where the computer seemed to shut off completely. The 3rd time it did that, the fan came on afterwards as if the computer was trying to restart, but that was it. Needless to say I'm a bit concerned and confused as to what's causing the problem.

If anyone can help out it would be greatly appreciated. I've included an attachment with everything this thread says I would need.

Just a bit of a heads up:

- Windows XP was originally installed, I installed Windows 7 last August or September
- The computer as a whole is roughly 3.5 years old, though some bits(like my sound card and video card) are newer


Hi,welcome to SF
The folder you uploaded has no minidumps.
To enable the minidump follow these steps,
Go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Click on the Advanced tab
Click on the Startup and Recovery Settings button
Ensure that "Automatically restart" is unchecked
U... Read more

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Hello more knowledgeable person than myself. I've been having trouble trying to get my computer to boot; I'd noticed a drop in performance (still unsure why) so decided to boot up in safe mode and poke around - it was not my original intention to install Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0 but somehow it happened. I ran the 'deep-care' utility and everything was working fine, my computer rebooted and performed a disk check: there weren't any errors that I can remember apart from [something along the lines of] 60 reparse files. Following this my computer restarted and Windows failed to load, restarting to show my startup repair - this isn't the first time this has happened, a similar thing occurred following previous attempts at boosting speed, though before I was able to get Windows up and running using an Ubuntu installation disk, although I still don't understand why - no need to say that it didn't work this time.
Startup repair refuses to work and my system restore points have vanished; I would try doing a repair install if I had a copy of the disk. I built the computer myself a few months back, borrowing a Windows 7 installation disk from a friend (who has now lost said disk), startup repair does tell me something about 'Problem Signatures' which are included below:
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Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signature 03: Unknown
Problem Signature ... Read more

A:Windows fails to boot, startup repair fails to fix

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nomtree


Hello more knowledgeable person than myself. I've been having trouble trying to get my computer to boot; I'd noticed a drop in performance (still unsure why) so decided to boot up in safe mode and poke around - it was not my original intention to install Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0 but somehow it happened. I ran the 'deep-care' utility and everything was working fine, my computer rebooted and performed a disk check: there weren't any errors that I can remember apart from [something along the lines of] 60 reparse files. Following this my computer restarted and Windows failed to load, restarting to show my startup repair - this isn't the first time this has happened, a similar thing occurred following previous attempts at boosting speed, though before I was able to get Windows up and running using an Ubuntu installation disk, although I still don't understand why - no need to say that it didn't work this time.
Startup repair refuses to work and my system restore points have vanished; I would try doing a repair install if I had a copy of the disk. I built the computer myself a few months back, borrowing a Windows 7 installation disk from a friend (who has now lost said disk), startup repair does tell me something about 'Problem Signatures' which are included below:
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Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signa... Read more

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My fairly new desktop has Windows 7 SP1 64 bit, i5-3470 3.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM. It was assembled at a reputable shop and I bought/ installed (a genuine) Windows Home Premium, all in Feb 2013.  I installed the free AVG antivirus but after 1 month trial ended uninstalled it, currently using Microsoft Security Essentials. Everything was working fine until recently, there are increasing BSOD events, and freezes during various activities; start-up, Explorer/Chrome sessions,  League of Legends play, etc.,  which seem to cascade then perhaps there will be a  few days of relative stability. 
Yesterday during a bad session, a MSE pop-up in the lower right said 'Windows 7 build 7601, this copy of Windows is not genuine'...and there was 30 days to get a genuine copy....
 
I took the liberty of running MiniToolBox and posted the result below:
 
 
 
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version:21-04-2013
Ran by EastLynnFamily (administrator) on 08-06-2013 at 11:38:58
Running from "C:\Users\EastLynnFamily\Downloads"
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
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========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
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Error: (06/08/2013 10:03:33 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: svchost.exe_SysMain, version: 6.1.... Read more

A:Windows 7 stability declining, BSODs, restarts...

I also ran Speccy:  http://speccy.piriform.com/results/PSHFVcNyMP5ff32EYWLlpRm

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For the past few weeks, my computer has been experiencing a couple of different failures. Sometimes it freezes up (including the mouse), sometimes it BSODs (different error messages at different times), and sometimes it just shuts off and restarts, as if the power had been momentarily cut. Sometimes it goes a few days between failures, and sometimes it happens multiple times an hour.

I've tried the following:

update drivers
restore from restore point from before the problem started
memtest86 (ran 11 times with no errors)
reinstall Windows

Here are the specs from the TSG SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Dual Core Processor 4450e, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1), 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 136359 MB; E: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 267557 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, Iris8
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

It's got me stumped, but that doesn't take a whole lot! Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Windows freezes, BSODs, and randomly restarts

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Every morning Windows fails to load on the first start-up attempt of the day. Please note that after I am able to get it to load, I can turn off, turn on, or restart with no issues the rest of the day. It is literally only on the first start-up of each day. As soon as it starts to load windows it will reboot and go straight to windows recovery with an option to load windows normally or check for problems.

Each time "Start Windows Normally" is selected it will either reboot as soon as windows stats to load, BSOD, or once in a while it will load windows where it will BSOD the second anything is clicked. As soon as it BSOD, the next start-up I can load windows normally and everything will be fine rest of the day.

If I have it check for a problem it will show it is checking and then ask if I want to restore to an earlier time. As this is a fresh install, I will select "no" and it will begin to attempt a repair. If I let it run the full course it will always return a message stating nothing could be repaired. After which, I can start windows normally with no problems. I have also learned that in the mornings I can choose to repair and immediately restart computer once it begins to check for problems and it will load windows normally.

Other than that there are basically no issues. I can turn off and on rest the day without an issue. There is one other thing, I have noticed if I leave it idle for a very long time (most the day), every now and t... Read more

A:Windows fails to load (BSODs) once a day on first startup attempt

Both of these were related to pool_corruption. Since memtest has passed I would suspect a driver. To work out which please run driver verifier. My gut feeling is it is your Avast but no definitive info yet.






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I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash... Read more

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Laptop: Dell Inspiron 17RSE 7720 | 3rdGEn i7 3610QM CPU | DDR3 2x4GB RAM 1600MHz | nVidia 3DVision Enabled 17-inch screen running on 2GB GDDR5 nVidia 650M GT (3D enabled with NO optimus)
SATA Mode: AHCI
Hard Disks:
1. 32GB mSATA boot drive (Only windows core files and programs installed on it)
2. 1TB Toshiba 5400rpm (for Programs and Games)
3. 1TB Toshiba 5400rpm (for Movies, songs etc)

This laptop had Windows 7 installed in it with Intel Rapid Storage technology enabled. Few months ago, I changed the SATA mode to AHCI and installed windows 7 on 32GB mSATA drive. I kept the C drive only for windows and didn't install anything else on it. I created an MKLINK for some folders such as Common Files/Adobe and Appdata/Adobe so that heavy applications won't eat space on the little drive.
It was working fine for about 4-5 months, till one day the Windows 7 simply failed to boot. It was stuck on the Starting Windows screen forever. I searched on the sevenforums website and tried a lot of things such as cleaning the RAM, disabling startup programs and services etc. But it didn't help. neither did sfc /scannow nor windows repair using installation disc.
I could boot in safe mode but not normal mode.

So, I decided to reinstall Win7 from DVD that came with dell.
But the installation was stuck at final step of install after first reboot.
Again i tried several tricks described in forums, like checking for Legacy Boot in BIOS, making sure SATA is in AHCI, unplugging all USB drives as well... Read more

A:Windows Fails To Boot, Fails to Install

Your post is quite interesting but too much for me to absorb at one sitting. With that said I will voice a single concern and then ask a follow-up question:

My concern is this:





I changed the SATA mode to AHCI and installed windows 7 on 32GB mSATA drive



Above seems too small for extended growth.

Now, are you trying to do a clean install or reinstall? If that latter, could there be an issue related to the above (eg, not enough room)? I apologize for not try to absorb everything you stated; however, I made it all the way through high school using Cliff's Notes and I never had to read a single book! Guess I'm just lazy...

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Hey guys I woke up this morning and turned my computer on to find for no apparent reason it restarts on the windows loading screen. The bar stops moving, there is a flash of blue screen for a fraction of a second, then the restart. I now get the options of start normally - which doesn't work, or start with last known good configuration - which doesn't work too. I can however, which I have noticed is different to other people with a similar problem, use all the safe mode options, and I am now posting here from safe mode with networking. This makes me think that my hard drive is not at fault, but other than that I am clueless. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Josh

A:Windows XP restarts on loading

Hello! Can you state what you might have installed before this started? Any new hardware installed, programs, drivers?

If you can boot into safe mode this is aiming toward a program or hardware issue.

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When I boot my computer that I just built when it gets to loading windows part the bar moves about 3 clicks or spots across then it reboots. I am using my old hard drive that worked fine. It has windows on it from my old computer that wasnt even old just needed new every thing.
 

A:Restarts When Loading Windows

Im pretty sure you can get serious messed up ness if you try to put a windows from one comp to another because of hardware issues. I wish you could do that though . I MAY be wrong however...
 

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Hey guys , Just going to start out by giving you my specs

Im on a Quad Core Q6600
2gb RAM
Ati2900pro

Right the problem is , When my pc is loading up it goes to the Start Windows Normally , and Safe mode ext

And everytime it gets to the Loading Windows with the little bar going across it jams there and the PC restarts itself and repeat

This has only recently started happening

Any Ideas?

A:PC restarts while loading Windows

Have you tried booting into Safe-mode? How about Last Known Good Configuration?

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When I try booting my computer, it reaches the end of the "Windows XP Loading Screen" and it just restarts itself. I've tried multiple times, and always the same result. But when I tried booting to safe mode, it works fine (until I plugged in a flash drive, then it restarted). I have also tried booting to a Linux (Knoppix) disc and there were no issues there. I've taken the harddrive out and accessed it without issues using an external enclosure. I can access the files fine, but I can't boot to it.

I think it may be a problem with the harddrive itself, but the fact that I can boot to safe mode confuses me.
If anyone has any ideas, please help.
Thanks in advance!

A:Windows XP restarts in loading

Try running chkdsk in Safe Mode.Right click on the C drive in Explorer and go Properties > Tools > Check Now (under Error Checking). Check both boxes then click "Start Now". A message will pop up saying that Error Checking will run after you restart the computer. Restart the computer and Error Checking will run automatically after the restart. After it?s finished it will restart into Windows automatically.

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Had a look at a few of the similar topics. Under advice from another thread i went into safe mode thing and turned off automatic restart after failed boot. or whatever that option is and this is the error i get.


STOP C000021a (Fatal System Error)
The Session Manager Initialization System Process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000034 (0x00000000 0x00000000)
The system has been shut down.


translation? my hdd is screwed? or is this a fixable thing.

Basically here is what happened. i was having graphics glitches and trying to fix it, some1 suggested i had artifact problems which meant my GPU was screwed. i removed my GPU and this started happening. b4 this my computer would boot with the GPU in it but the graphics were fcked.

now my computer wont boot in normal or safe mode, with the GPU in or out. GPU in i dont see anything at all but i hear the pc booting. GPU out this happens. is there anyway to make the PC think that my graphics card is new hardware so i can reinstall drivers etc from scratch? possibly reset the cmos? how do i do that?

Cheers knoddy

A:PC restarts after windows loading screen

Hi knoddy


What is the make/model of your PC?

I'll assume you know that when working on a PC, you know how to take anti-static precautions, and to have the power off & the cord unplugged.

Try:
1) Remove the add-on graphics card.
2) As the computer is powering on, immediately start tapping the key/key combo mentioned in your bios banner or bios splash screen "Press F1 (or F2, F10, DEL, etc.) to Enter Setup".
3) In the Bios, make sure the date/time settings haven't moved backwards a year or two. If the time/date have moved backwards, it's time to replace the CMOS battery (see your system manual or your vendor's support webpages for full details on how to do that).
4) Look for an item in the Bios that allows you to "Save Defaults & Exit", and choose that.
5) As the system is restarting, begin tapping the F8 key, and see if you can enter Safe Mode.
6) If you can enter Safe Mode OK, visit Device Manager in the Control Panel (Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device Manager) and remove all the devices listed in "Display Adapters".
7) Visit Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel, and remove any video/graphics drivers that might be listed there.
8) On reboot, Windows should redetect the onboard graphics, and install drivers (you might have to allow it to visit Widows Update to get the most recent driver).

If that helps things display OK, next see if you can return your video card for a refund (if it's under warra... Read more

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Dear Community,
Today I went on my pc as normal to find the bugger wouldnt start past the windows loading screen,

Exactly what happends,

- I start the pc,
- Pc shows normal starting up black screen with white text every thing says its ok there.
- Pc then says something like "Windows was not closed properly"
And allows me to pick the normal safeboot safeboot with networking and safeboot with command. And sepperate is Start from last known working config.
All 4 then start to load XP and it crashes about 1 second into it.

Does any one know what the problem could be.
 

A:PC restarts at start of Windows loading

Yea. might be a virus. Might be your Windows installation is corrupt.

If you want to first just get to your data to back it up See How to recover your folders/files when Windows won?t boot

To fix the problem, you can also scan for a virus (as suggested) as well as repairing your Windows installation from your XP CD
 

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hey everyone,
i would really appreciate it if any one would help me with this problem. First of all this is my computer specs:
pentium 4 2.2 ghz
768 of ram
160 hard drive
Intel integrated graphics card
my computer was running smoothly for the past few months until a few days ago i shutdown my computer that night. the next morning i woke up and restarted my computer and it restarted right after the loading screen. The windows xp loading screen. It keeps on restarting for ever and never stops and asks me to pick safe mode,safe mode with networking or last good configuration. But if i pick safe mode or any options it just restarts again. Just to let you know i did not install any new software. The cpu temperature is fine at 37c. reinstalling does not help. it works fine for a few days and then it happens again. This only happens if i turn off my computer and start it. I scanned for viruses,adware,malware, spyware u name it. but nothing is found. please help me. any advice would be nice. My os is xp home sp1(i just reinstalled again. thanks. Any help would be appreciated. thank you. thanks
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I have read some posts on the internet, but none seem to be similar to my situation. I have loaded and used Vista Ultimate for over 3 years now with my 3 year old computer and just recently it started to restart automatically when it's loading windows. I get an option to safe mode start with either networking drivers or command prompt but any selection I choose still gets restarted automatically. It never was a problem before and my computer has been stable for 3 years now, anyone know of a solution to get back into windows so that I may save my files and then I will just do a clean install. I don't have a secondary HDD so a few options are out anyone know anything else that might help?

P.S I also have Windows 7 Ultimate and when I put the disk in it loaded the installation phase but I cannot upgrade from startup I have to be in Windows to do that, and I don't want to do a clean install. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Specs:

AMD 5600+
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe
4GB Patriot DDR2 (4x1)
150GB WD Raptor
SB 2 Audigy
ATI 512 DDR3 VD (i dont remember the model, was made in 2006-2007)
500W Antec PS

 

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On my personally built desktop I recently encountered a problem where my computer restarts when loading windows. More specifically, when I power on my PC it first sends me to the screen where you see, "we apologize for the inconvenience...windows did not start sucessfully...recent hardware or software changes may have caused this." it then gives you the five options: Start windows normally, Start windows with last known good configuration, safe mode, safe mode with cmd prompt, and safe mode with networking.

When I choose either of the first two it begins to start windows but then suddenly restarts and goes back to the previously mentioned screen. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. If I choose any of the three safe mode options I can watch as it loads the required system files for windows. They speed along for about three seconds and then stop on a file and then the computer restarts itself again. All three stop on the same file, "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)/WINDOWS/system32/Drivers/agp440.sys" I am assuming when I choose the non-safe mode options it is restarting on the sae file even though I can't see it happen.

Usually when a computer does something of this nature it can be because of a few things, power, cooling, or possibly a virus. I calculated for my sysrem how much power it needed and by my estimations it's ok. All my fans are spinning so I don't think it's cooling. I recently reformatted to RAID 0 but I install and... Read more

A:Computer Restarts itself when loading Windows

I don't think this is of help but I'm having the exact same problem. I just got a new motherboard and p4 2.66 processor but it does this exact same thing. Although after the lines of partition stuff you mention I'll get a flash of a windows xp screen then a flash of a blue screen. F5 or F4 brought up a screen that gave me a choice of not restarting on errors. The screen says to check the disk, controller, or for viruses. Now I know there's nothing wrong with the hard drive cause I'm using it right now (reinstalled old motherboard etc). The only thing I can think of is the controller on the new mobo is bad. But I'm lurking to see if there's any bright ideas coming. It has occured to me that my power supply isn't up to the new mobo I'm only running a 300 watt ( have a 550w sitting here waiting to fix this problem first).
 

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Hello,

My PC restarts at the loading windows screen just after the bios screen. I havnt installed any new hard ware. My PC showed me the blue screen of death (didnt have time to read it) then it just restarted and iv had the problem since.

What could it be and what should I do? I did a virus scan 1 or 2 hours before and mcaffee found 3 or 4 cases of 'Artemis' (trojan) which it removed. DOnt see it being that.

What can I try?

Thanks,
James.
 

A:PC restarts at loading windows screen

I really need hep, please.
 

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Hello everyone, please help.

I'm having a problem in starting Windows Vista (OEM) in my Acer Aspire 5735.

Everytime my laptop reaches somewhen between loading screen to welcome screen, it unexpectedly restarts with no blue screen or any message. The restart it does cuts the power, turning it off and back on then boots normally. Making a restart loop.

This also happen to any Windows Installer. I tried booting it with Windows 7 and 8 installer but the problem still occurs.

The weird thing is when I run the Acer eRecovery Management or Windows System Repair and Recovery I created before upon boot, it runs fine and I be able to restore my laptop to its factory defaults. But when I tried to boot it again, the problem still occur.

THE PROBLEM ONLY HAPPENS WHEN I BOOT WINDOWS. But when I go to BIOS settings, booted USBDOS, flashing BIOS, it works fine...

What's the matter with my laptop? This is the weirdest problem that I'm facing when fixing computers...

These are the things that I had done but the problem still persists:

1. Flashed the BIOS from 1.07 to 1.10 using USBDOS.
2. Restored the BIOS to factory defaults.
3. Restarted the CMOS and changed the CMOS battery.
4. Removed the hard drive and booted using the Windows disc
5. Removed external devices and battery
6. Reseated the CPU and RAM
7. Diagnosed the RAM using memtestx86+ (no errors)
8. Check the power (no faults)

Please help me in solving my problem. Thanks for reading

A:Windows restarts between loading to welcome screen

Hello Bonjavier,

Please DO NOT double post; you have already posted in this thread, and I have already removed this post before.
Double posting causes confusion, because the two different Tech Teams, and you, can give/receive conflicting instructions.

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Hello,

Tricky one this.

Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop - Was working fine, I restarted the machine then the the laptop would get to "Windows XP loading" (just before the login screen) and restart itself after the login screen.

I then disabled the harddrive after it happened a fair few times. I then booted a USB stick with ubuntu on, and it loaded but if the hard drive was connected it would show lines down the screen just a few RED GREEN BLUE ones.

So this morning I placed a Latitude D630 hard drive in the laptop. It would do the same but this time with vista.

What could the problem be?

I'm wondering possibly could it be the bios? How can I over come this. There was an error with the Windows XP when I stopped the machine from restarting but rather it turning straight off it came up with a blue screen about how i have installed new software or hard ware. The only thing was before it turned off it had some form of virus on it, which disabled the microsoft essential security.

I tried installing AVG but it didn't work as Windows Installer now wasn't working. The virus seemed to had only affected the internet when I done searches a page unrelated to the search would display.

I then tried installing avg but windows installer needed ot be instaled so I installed that it restarted itself and now this is the problem I'm facing.

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A:Windows XP Loading Screen - Then Restarts

Hardware failuer more than likely. If you are getting lines up and down the screen it is probably a video adapter and/or it's memory. Try running some diagnostics as I think DELL has those in the startup options.
 

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I don't see any error coming out, it just blinks then restart

safe mode stop working... i don't know if it's associated with "STPD.sys" loading...

I't doesn't open anymore even once... restart always...
and i'm just using my aunts computer to post my problem..

"ndis.sys" has been modified but i see the original "ndis.sys" renamed to "ndis(2).sys"

I can't do anything since it won't open even once...

any help would be greatly appreciated..
thanks in advance..

A:Restarts after the windows xp loading screen..

If Safe Mode doesn't work, I'd suggest booting from your XP CD and trying to perform a Repair.

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Hi,

This morning I went to my computer to turn it on and it came up with the boot menu and I selected "bot normally", when it got to the end of the xp loading screen it just restarted, I kept trying but it allways restarts when I get to there, I can get into safe mode fine and nothings gone but when I try to boot it normally, please help me asap!!

Matt

A:Get To Windows Loading Screen, Then Restarts

Hi Matt, Welcome to TSF!

Try using Last Known Good Configuration instead of Safe Mode.

Kind Regards,

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every once in a while it lets me in but it seems to take longer everytime i get on. iv tried a brand new hd and reseting bios. and i dont have another system to sheck my ram and vid card on. when i do get into windows i can only go online once. when internet shuts down i cant get back on until i get cpu reloaded. any ideas?
 

A:system restarts when loading windows

sry forgot to mention that
 

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Some background. About an year ago, my hp dc7800 wouldn't start and was giving the 5 beeps with red light. I had not used it for a month, and the tech fixed it. Nie again, after an year, I turned it on. It's been working fine for a month but during that time, the pc would suddenly stop, and even task manager won't work. I robstalled windows after the first time, because the windows splash screen would get stuck. It happened again but then I reset the CMOS, and I think I used f8 and booted with last known good configuration. Now it's happened again but none of that works. The windows splash screen loads and a blue screen comes on for a very short trine before it restarts. I can't read what it says but it's not the standard BSOD,too short. I tried removing the DIMM stocks one by one but no dice. The windows startup repair said that problems had been fixed but they weren't. I've tried running a hard drive diagnostic but my cd Tom is screwed as it won't open, so I can't make a bootable cd, and the bootable USB I made doesn't work either. If you need any logs tell me and I'll post them, but my pc won't boot in safe mode either and just restarts.
SPECS
CORE2duo 2.93ghz (don't remember model)
2x2gb corsair ram sticks
Seagare 250 gb hdd
Nvidia gt440
Hp dc7800 convertible minitower.

A:Pc restarts after windows loading screen.

Sorry for the mistakes. Had to post from phone.

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Windows Xp crashs during windows loading screen and reboots. Displays a blue screen with no errors on it only the stop information, 0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xBA52F380, 0xBA52f07c,0x8AD5980F). This blue screen stays up for less than a second, needed to video record it to get the numbers. Windows doesn't load in normal mode, or any of the safe modes. I have tried chkdsk /r and /p. Bootcfg /scan fails, and /rebuild also fails. I have also cleared Cmos on my motherboard, which didn't work either. I also tested the ram, tried booting with 1 of 3 sticks in 3 times rotating the sticks, I wouldn't think all 3 would fail at the same time. The HD does show serial numbers tho and appears to be working. This all started when i was running a virus scanner, it crashed, and the problems started. Any help is appreciated, I have yet to try fixmbr, and a repair install. The fixmbr says it could cause a problem with the HD, that is the reason I haven't tried it yet. Any suggestions or help is appreciated. Thanks
 

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hey everyone,
i would really appreciate it if any one would help me with this problem. First of all this is my computer specs:
pentium 4 2.2 ghz
768 of ram
160 hard drive
Intel integrated graphics card
my computer was running smoothly for the past few months until a few days ago i shutdown my computer that night. the next morning i woke up and restarted my computer and it restarted right after the loading screen. The windows xp loading screen. It keeps on restarting for ever and never stops and asks me to pick safe mode,safe mode with networking or last good configuration. But if i pick safe mode or any options it just restarts again. Just to let you know i did not install any new software. The cpu temperature is fine at 37c. reinstalling does not help. it works fine for a few days and then it happens again. This only happens if i turn off my computer and start it. I scanned for viruses,adware,malware, spyware u name it. but nothing is found. please help me. any advice would be nice. My os is xp home sp1(i just reinstalled again. thanks. Any help would be appreciated. thank you. thanks

A:Windows xp restarts after loading screen

Hi sensrule and welcome to TSF !

To make it sure : you did a clean reinstall (formatting the drive, reinstalling windows from the start) and still got the same problems ?

What are the motherboard, PSU and RAM brands and models ? What are the PSU specifications (should be written on a sticker on the side of the power supply) ?

Could you download and install everest, or install whatever monitor program that came with your motherboard driver CD, and report here with the temperatures, fan speeds and voltages ? We don't need the whole everest report, only the informations under "sensor". We need to double-check those values with the ones from the BIOS, so enter the BIOS (repeatedly press del at computer startup), find the screen that monitors those voltages, fans speeds and temperatures and give us also the values reported there.

Could be faulty ram : download and burn Memtest86+ bootable ISO. Boot the computer on the CD : you'll have to enter the bios and change the boot device priority to CD-rom first. Let memtest run three full passes on your ram (it can take some time, you can let it run overnight). If it finds errors, you'll have to redo the tests on one ram stick at a time to identify the failing one(s) : open the case and leave only one ram stick on the motherboard (remove the power cable and touch a metal part of the case before you touch any internal components) then reboot on memtest CD. It's recommendend that you also run Windiag to double check ... Read more

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BSOD stop error 0x000000BE on loading Windows XP

I can't load Windows XP in normal or safe mode ... I keep getting the following BSOD / GSOD (green) error: "An attempt was made to write to read-only memory" with Stop error 0x000000BE (0x806FE800,0x006FE121,0xF78AE784,0x0000000B) at the Windows XP start-up screen.

Over the last few days I cleaned a few viruses (maybe 1 or 2 rootkits) off my computer using Spybot S&D, Super AntiSpyware, MalwareBytes, AntiVir, CWShredder, HiJackThis, several other online anti-virus/malware scanning engines and then cleaned the leftover temp files and registry keys using CCleaner and RegistryBooster. Throughout the process, I made several registry backups using ERUNT. Windows XP did not have any noticeable problems loading throughout all this.

Last night, I installed DataPilot software by Susteen (used to backup data from cell phones). This software installs over 300 registry entries along with numerous [unsigned] cell phone drivers. The installation seemed to go well and Windows XP loaded up fine 2-3 times after the initial install.

When I booted up the computer this morning, I received the BSOD error. The BSOD screen was actually greenish colored (GSOD) instead of the normal blue color. I have tried all of the following but still receive the BSOD error: I disconnected all USB devices and rebooted; I used some compressed air to clean out the case; I reseated the RAM; I de-/re-attached the hard drives; I tried &#8220;... Read more

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i was attacked by malware recently which i probably removed before i could post the topic here
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/487434/getting-reinfected-again-and-again/page-2#entry3000528
 
i am also having bsods many times, not specifically but  few days before everytime i will start my computer after looging into my user account, my computer will automatically restart.
 
also in the thread above i exoerienced a bsod while running a scan
 
i think some driver or files have gone corrupt on my computer.
 
I also need to mention i started having bsods from november after a virus infection or maybe because i removed dameon tools i am not really sure.
 
It did something weird though, on booting it gave me an error hard disk not found, i knew it has something to do with the malware or driver problem.
 
so i chnaged the hard disk controller to ide from sata and my it booted.
 
from then on i have not changed it back to sata but i am having serious errors every now and then, including recent malware attacks.
 
currently it appears clean but errors are there.
 
please let me know what should I do?
 
 
 
 
 
 

A:frequent BSODS, over 5 gb of dump and windows error files, system restarts

You need to...complete the topic at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/487434/getting-reinfected-again-and-again/page-2#entry3000528 before opening any other topics involving this same system.
 
As long as that malware topic is open, this topic and any others that you might start...will be closed.
 
Once the possibility of malware has been removed from your system situation...you can then move on to seeming issues that have nothing to do with malware.
 
I suggest that you send a PM to your Helper in the malware forrum...and verify that you have no malware issues and request that he thus close your MRL topic.  Then, I will reopen this topic.
 
This topic is now closed.
 
Louis

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im running Windows XP and when i turn on the computer it loads like normal up till the XP loading screen, the loading bar runs and everything, but then it reboots its self so i set it so it would disable restart and get me the blue screen and gives me the following info:
:C000021 {fatal system error}
Windows process system process terminated unexpectedly with a stat c0000135
(0x00000000 0x00000000)
system has shut down. if someone could help me figure out whats going on plz do!
 

A:my computer restarts at windows XP loading screen, plz help

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Ok, i have never had this kind of problem before. The other day i was playin on online then i stopped and went to be, with the computer on. I also know i have some virus called trojan GE . and its in the systeme 32 file and is called ridirv , i think that is how it is spelled .. anyways. i woke up and moved the mouse and the computer was showing the screen to pick between safe mode or last known ... start windows you know. anyways i click last know configuration and it doesnt get past the windows loading screen and just restarts over and over. I tried to take out some memory and use one stick. I dont know what else to try. Anyone that has had this problem please help ... thanks !
 

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hey anyone have any idea why this may be?
im trying to boot up my computer using an ATA drive. I normally boot using SATA drive but it currently wont boot as it is stuck in the middle of a windows xp setup that fails to complete everytime (it locks up at 2minutes remaining).
im using an ATA drive to load windows so i can copy the files off of the SATA drive to back it up so that i can reformat the SATA drive.

for some reason every time i go to load windows on the ATA drive, it goes to the 'do you want to load last known good config" screen and no matter what i pick, the computer reboots.

why would it do this?
i've tried unplugging all drive except the ATA and it did nothing

im running windows xp pro sp2 on the SATA drive
windows xp pro (and tried a windows 98) ATA drive
Asus k8v SE Deluxe mother board
2gb ram
amd 3400+ processor

A:ATA drive restarts computer instead of loading windows.

What is on this ATA drive? You said that you normally use the SATA drive. So, where did this ATA come from?

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Hi

Suddenly having serious problems with my computer.

Has been working fine for months but when I turned it on yesterday I started having problems.

The problem is that the computer starts to boot up fine, but when it reaches the Windows Loading screen it restarts the whole process of booting up again. This loop continues and does not stop.

Have tried starting the PC in safe more and all the other different modes but it doesnt make a difference.

Have also tried changing the boot order of the drives, no difference.

Unfortunatly I do not own a CD to re-boot or re-install the OS as the computer was passed onto my from a relative. They dont have the CD either.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have alot of photos and documents on the PC that I would like to get back!

Help!

Cameron
 

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I shutdown my pc last night. Everything was working fine... then this afternoon when i went to turn it on. It started up like normal... then it went into the windows "has not shutdown properly" screen. So i chose "Start Windows normally" I get to the Windows loading screen. After that it restarts. Is this hardware conflict or just a plain virus? Any way to fix this? It does the same thing with every other option on that screen. And it will never get past the Windows Loading screen...

A:My Computer restarts after windows loading screen...

Try booting to Safe Mode, and run a chkdsk from there.

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Ok, this is weird
My computer just randomly restarted, then I got this message that system32/hal.dll is missing, so I used chkdsk /r to repair, now my computer restarts every time it finishes the windows splash screen.

Any ideas?, Because i've tried them all

Thanks

A:Computer Restarts after windows loading screen!

Boot off of the XP CD and get to the Recovery console. Try Chkdsk /p again. And report back.

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Well I had trouble finding anyone else with this exact problem. I'll try explaining this the best I can.

Well when I start my computer, it sometimes goes to the last known configuration page. The one that looks like this:


No matter which option I choose, when it gets to the Windows XP loading screen, it lags when the windows xp logo fades in, and then the computer restarts.
I did find a temporary way around this. When the computer starts up I hit F8 and i'm shown this screen:


Then, if I choose my hard drive, the loading screen comes up, and everything works fine. I figured this may be a hard drive issue, so I ordered a new hard drive. (I needed one anyway)

My original HDD is a Western Digital 75GB Raptor, the new one i bought is a Western Digital 640GB, both SATA. I tried setting them both up on my computer so I could transfer over some important files, but when I booted the computer with both of them installed, the computer would lag on the windows xp loading screen no matter what I did.

So I took that out and now i'm in the same position I was before. Anyone have any advice?
 

A:Windows XP Lags on Loading Screen... Restarts

Install your new drive and set the jumpers as master. Set the old drive as slave and Make sure it is disconnected. I assume you have your XP install CD? Make sure the CD/ROM Is set for first boot in the bios and install XP anew in the new drive. After the install shutdown the computer and connect the old drive and boot up the computer. Now you should be able to access the old drive and transfer your data to the new drive. Once done and confirmed that the data is transferred, you can delete, or format the old drive.
 

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Hi everyone. Okay, as the title says, I cannot get my computer past the Windows loading screen.I tried in safe mode, taking out one stick of RAM, switching the sticks around, anything I thought would work and nothing.I had recently gotten rid completely of AntivirusPro 2009 and could finally download AVG.After downloading it, I did a full scan and it found roughly 6 viruses.The one virus that I thought was odd was winlogon.exe, obviously you can't delete that and I'm pretty sure AVG has no access to delete that either.But anyways, after all that happened, I had to restart my computer as AVG instructed, thus starting the endless cycle of restarting after the windows loading screen.If you have any tips or suggestions, please let me know.

A:Computer restarts after Windows loading screen

Does it work in Safe MOde? Hit F8 after the post screen.

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hi guys,
well i have a problem on my old pc which i just realised today, thank god my current pc is working fine, and i am able to make this post, but my old pc is dead i believe, so please help me..
THE PROBLEM:
ok i swicth it on, my pc gives a screen which says
SAFE MODE <-- doesnt work
SAFE MODE WITH COMMAND PROMPT <-- dont work either
SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING <-- doesnt work aswell

LAST GOOD CONFIGURATION THAT WORKED <-- hello that does even do the trick

LOAD WINDOWX XP <-- I TRIED THE REST AND IVE TRIED THIS OPTION SEVERAL TIMES, BUT CANNOT GET PAST THE LOADING SCREEN

30 SECONDS TO MAKE CHOICE

it loads the windowx xp screen and the blue thing scrolling showing that windows xp is loading (basically the windows xp loading screen)
as soon as that goes away, a dark blue scree comes up for 1 milisecond(so im unable to read what it says) and then my computer just suddenly restarts.
it keeps doing this loop.
i tried, putting a xp installation cd in but i cant seem to boot from it.

PLEASE ADVISE, THANKS

A:after windows xp loading screen computer restarts!!

This is what we refer to as the blue screen of death unfortuinately that usually means something bad. First off try booting to the xp cd and doing repair and when you log into the windows it asks for usually number one iwth a blank admin password at the command prompt type chkdsk /r and run that until it says no errors and then try to boot again. If that doesnt work let me know and we can try other things.

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Everytime I turn on my computer a windows recovery screen pops up where it will ask me what kind of mode I would like to load Windows in. It then proceeds to the loading screen and restarts, everytime! I have tried all the F8 options as well and none of them work. I suspect that it is the power supply but I want to make sure. Any ideas?
 

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Not sure what the problem is. Basically, for a long while now, whenever I restarted my computer or sometimes turned it off, the computer seems to fail to get past "loading" the floppy disk, and as a result is on, but there is no display or anything.

Today I went on my computer in the morning, right clicked on MSN messenger, and it shut off. Now, whenever it gets past the Windows loading screens (this goes for Safe Mode as well), it simply restarts, and fails to load the floppy drive and there is no display. I have to manually turn the power off on the back of the computer, wait a little, and then power it back on, but it's always the same deal. My operating system is Windows XP Professional.

What should I do? What can the problem be?
 

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Ok so I got into work today and an employee was having issues with their PC. It's a Compaq built machine with Windows XP. The machine boots up into the loading screen, says it's loading and then restarts and gives me the option to go into safemode and all that because the machine was not properly shut down.

I've been researching the problem for a few hours now, and the employee had said "the computer was acting up lately" but couldn't give me any information past that.

So far I have replaced the power supply, checked the fans, checked the RAM, checked the IDE cable to the HardDrive, and made sure nothing is overheating.

In short Im at a loss here and I can't seem to figure it out. He needs the PC back ASAP and I'm running low on time now.

Any ideas or suggestions?
 

A:PC loads to Windows XP loading screen then restarts

Does choosing safe mode allow you to boot the PC to Windows? It may be that Windows is crashing or hitting a blue screen and restarting because it's configured to do that.
 

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I recently purchased a laptop, it was working fin until yesterday when i went to turn it on it kept restarting after the windows loading screen i was able to get to the windows boot menu, it did the same thing when i tried to boot in safe mode. so i turned off auto restart on system failure and i got this STOP error

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Session Manager Initialization system Process terminated unexpectedly with a
status of 0xc0000034 (0x0000000 0x0000000).
The system has been shut down.

I have tried many time to reinstall windows the first few times it was detecting all of the media readers as hard drives and said nothing inserted. so i turned them off in the BIOS after that it was not detecting the hard drive(s) at all. i cannot access the hard drive with the windows repair option ether i am not sure what is causing this because when i try to boot it normally i do see the windows XP loading screen but then i get the error so it is accessing the hard drive.

fairly sure it is a hard drive issue i don't no much about this topic. i know there is 320GB of storage. 2x 160GB SATA hard drives using some sort or RAID drivers or something to combine them? not to sure here. in the bois there was an option to select between RAID and ATA it was on RAID and i tried to run the windows install with ATA selected also

if any 1 has any ideas about what is going on it would be greatly appreciated. thx

A:Laptop Crashes while loading XP fails to reinstall windows

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Originally Posted by blazer123


I recently purchased a laptop, it was working fin until yesterday when i went to turn it on it kept restarting after the windows loading screen i was able to get to the windows boot menu, it did the same thing when i tried to boot in safe mode. so i turned off auto restart on system failure and i got this STOP error

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Session Manager Initialization system Process terminated unexpectedly with a
status of 0xc0000034 (0x0000000 0x0000000).
The system has been shut down.

I have tried many time to reinstall windows the first few times it was detecting all of the media readers as hard drives and said nothing inserted. so i turned them off in the BIOS after that it was not detecting the hard drive(s) at all. i cannot access the hard drive with the windows repair option ether i am not sure what is causing this because when i try to boot it normally i do see the windows XP loading screen but then i get the error so it is accessing the hard drive.

fairly sure it is a hard drive issue i don't no much about this topic. i know there is 320GB of storage. 2x 160GB SATA hard drives using some sort or RAID drivers or something to combine them? not to sure here. in the bois there was an option to select between RAID and ATA it was on RAID and i tried to run the windows install with ATA selected also

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