Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Laptop wont load goes to blue screen & wont go in safe mode

Q: Laptop wont load goes to blue screen & wont go in safe mode

Hi, ive just updated windows vista it said that it was done and would restart itself however it didnt and now it starts to boot up and then crashes on a blue screen which flashes so quick that i cant see what it says. I've tried to go into safe mode, boot from last configuration point also being through F8 to try this and still crashes on this blue screen. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks
Sarah

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Laptop wont load goes to blue screen & wont go in safe mode

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

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

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

RELEVANCY SCORE 142

i downloaded a keylogger and now i get a blue screen and im also unable to load into safe mode i tryied to reinstall windows and that didnt work still got the blue screen,i think its a trojan i dont have a restore cd so im lost at what i can do.i tried everything i can think of the f keys dont work i have a acer aspire 5515

A:laptop wont load in safe mode just get blue screen

What did you use to reinstall your windows?

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 126.8

Hi all ,

my laptop crashed earlier and i got a blue screen , this has happened before and i just restart it and its ok , this time when i went to restart it went right to the options of start normally , last known good configuration , safe mode with networking and safe mode , i tried all of the above options but get the same result , xp tries to load , i see the xp logo screen then after a few seconds i get a flash of blue screen then end up back at the above listed options again . I have tried to do a repair from the xp disc , when i try boot from cd it loads up then goes to a msdos command prompt A:/ and is waitin for me to type something in , i have no idea what i need to type at this point as i have never done this before. I dont care if i lose al that is on the hard drive as i have al my important stuff backed up onto cd. if i have to reinstall windows i will do so but dont know how from the command propmt that loads when i try to get to the xp disc...... Please any help would be greatly apreciated
 

A:xp crashed , got blue screen , xp wont load normally or in safe mode or xp disc

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 111.6

I have a compaq presario c700 the laptop won't load the operating system and goes directly the the startup repair screen. I have tried system restore. I can access only through safe mode. I cant troubleshoot with any of my CD such as Fix it utilities, Hi Jack this etc...I did copy everything on the drives to an external drive. Any suggestions as to how I can start over with this laptop?
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 111.2

can start my pc up and it will get to the system start up blue screen, but it wont load that screen. i left it for like an hour and still nothing.
I tried going in in safe mode and this worked, but i need an internet connection
I thought maybe it has too much stuff on that account, ie hogging memory so i deleted a lot of stuff like 30 gigs of stuff but it still wont load
I need the internet connection at home so i tried going into safe mode with networking (i think that gives a net connection but maybe it emans something else)
i have ran spy bot s&d and deleted everything, also 2 other programmes + ms anti sypware new beta
thinking it was a virus but it cant be.

i tried a lot of the options you get in F8 but only the normal safe mode seems to work. i cant do a system restore as i deleted them yesterday as they were like a few gigs of stuff on it and i cant seem to find my xp cd so i cant reinstall windows, at least for 4 weeks as ican get a copy when i get home.

Any ideas what to do?

even if it just get me an internet connection in safe mode as thats all i need really.

Also its win xp
 

A:help, my start up screen wont load except in safe mode

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 110.8

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

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

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

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 110

So, basically the problem with my computer is that when i start windows normally it gives me a black screen with cursor. I searched in this forum and other forums for help but nothing helped. i tried loading in safe mode but it hangs in classpnp.sys, tried restoring, tried recovery options still doesn't work. Also, tried re-installing windows, but when pressing install it would give message on the screen "Setup is starting..." and it just loads, and nothing happens, i gave it an hour or two before i gave up. I am sure the CD is fine because it worked on the same pc before. It is windows ultimate 32 and 64 bit and computer supports both.
I have a Dell computer and it is not old, I bought it like 6months ago. If anyone could help, i would really appreciate it. Thanks

A:Black screen with cursor, safe mode wont load

Hi Gloom . Welcome to Sevenforums

See if this works for you



   Information


1) Power on the laptop
2) Press F2 key to enter the BIOS
3) Go to "Advanced" menu
4) Go down to "System Config"
5) Change SATA Controller from "AHCI" to "Compatibility(IDE)"
6) Press F10 to save and exit

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 110

Please help me!!

My computer keeps loading up the black screen asking if i want to load it in safe mode. No matter which option you pick it just restarts and loads the same page again and again.

I've tried un-plugging it and leaving it for a few days but just get the same problem. I think it has a virus but am unsure.

Do you think re-installing windows will solve the problem?

A:pc wont load windows and just keeps reloading the safe mode screen!!!

Yes, re-installing Windows will most likely solve the problem. Remember that by doing this you will lose everything on your hard drive, so slave it to another computer or put it in an external case to get anything important off it.

Google will tell you how to slave a drive (usually by connecting it to the other computer's secondary IDE cable).

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 108

Can someone help me fix windows?
Every time I try and start the computer a BLUE screen comes up and i have to restart on safe mode to use my computer at all.
HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!
 

A:XP blue error screen, wont start, only on safe mode.

Read other 15 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 106.8

Hello, Im running:
-Notebook Pc
-amd turion x2 dual-core mobile processor rm-72 (2.1ghz, 1mb L2 cache)
-webcam
-250gb (5400rpm) Hard Drive
-1204 mb ddr2 sdram (1 Dimm)
-LightScribe Super Multi 8x dvd+rw with double layer support
-ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics with shared graphics memory
-802.11 b/g WLAN
-5-in-1 digital media reader
-6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery

Problem:
Every time in turn on my computer a blue screen shows up for a few seconds real quick at start up, then it restarts the computer and does it again,I tried going to safe mode but same thing happens as well ,I tried pressing F8 for advance startup options but they did not help as well,Therefore i cannot repair my computer on safe mode because the blue screen shows up all the time... i tried checking diagnosis check for, Disk check, Start up check etc..
please help im really desperate on getting my files back...

Additional:
I tried inserting the OS cd to repair it, but once done loading it restarts the computer and goes back to the same loop again with the blue screen..., Im also using a laptop so it would be hard to change the different parts of the hardware pls help I would be very happy if you can find a solution for this problem
 

A:Solved: Blue Screen Of Death Wont let me access safe mode

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 105.6

XP won't load past splash screen, only in safe mode
I was working on my laptop last night no problems, I shut down normally and return a few hours later, now the thing wont start past XP splash screen (the little blue bars moves across the screen forever), the only way I can get my system going is to start in safe mode. The last time I ran the system I did not install any new hardware or software. I have been battling some spyware recently, namely one called Antivirus 2009 from inetavirus.com. I removed it via Malwarebytes the other day, it came back once, I removed it again and it seems to be gone still. What can I do to fix this? I also cannot run Malwarebytes in safe mode, whenever I do it it freezes my about a minute into the scan on a the follwing item

c:\windows\system32\msobjs.dll

I will post a HJT log below just incase it helps.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:19:26 AM, on 6/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKC... Read more

A:Windows wont load past XP splash screen safe mode only. Suspect inetavirus infection

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given 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.

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 topic, 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.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 105.2

My laptop starts up, gets to the screen where you choose safe mode, last known configuration, or normal start up mode. when i select an option it goes black then restarts itself! it does this for every option, like in a loop, any1 have any idea how to fix this???
 

A:HELP! My laptop wont get past safe mode screen

Laptop won't get past safe mode screen
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 105.2

HELP! My laptop wont get past safe mode screen
My laptop starts up, gets to the screen where you choose safe mode, last known configuration, or normal start up mode. when i select an option it goes black then restarts itself! it does this for every option, like in a loop, any1 have any idea how to fix this???

I have copied paste this question it on. it was asked before but no one answered and I am experiencing the same problem, can someone please help?
 

A:Help! My laptop wont get past safe mode screen

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 102.8

I have an HP G72 laptop running windows 7 home premium. yesterday when i was on the computer all of a sudden screen turned white and the only button that would work was power button. i held it down and shut off computer. when i turned it back on it goes through the usual boot process up to where i have to enter password for user profile. when i hit enter it will start showing my desktop icons like normal and then just go blank again. when i try to boot in safe mode it goes through the same process except when it starts displaying desktop icons it stops and automatically shuts back down and trys to boot up again in normal mode. if i try to restore it back to a restore point it says there are none available. Any input on what might be causing these problems will be greatly appreciated.

A:laptop boots to blank screen, safe mode wont work

You HDD may be failing. On another computer download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature. Burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Long tests on the drive. If either tests fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 99.6

can anyone help, i ran registry mechanic, not sure which version, it said restart pc, now pc wont even boot up into safe mode, how do i get in so i can save my work and try to fix the problem. running windows xp pro sp2.
 

A:xp wont load even to safe mode

Howdy,

Do you have the Operating System on CD? (The Full Version)
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 99.6

hi all , i would like to start windows in safe mode so i can run some antispy ware , but when i start it in safe mode nothing loads up just a black screen with the words safe mode in each corner . can anybody body help me out please
 

A:pc wont load in safe mode

I don't have an answer to this, but that screen, I believe, identifies the operating system version at the top and should proceed to "windows is starting up".

There may be an extended delay. How long are you giving it?

On the other hand, once you do enter Safe Mode, the screen may be black and say "Safe Mode" but you are at the desktop with a taskbar and start button.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 98.4

If anyone can help me out with this it would be much appreciated.

Anyway, for the last few weeks my computer had started running weird. Suddenly and frequently freezing up (especially while loading games), and also music would skip quite a bit. Two days this problem became much worse as games were almost completely unplayable due to excessive skipping, the same day I downloaded and installed a new windows XP update and then rebooted. Right after rebooting on startup i was brought to the startup selection screen (Start in Safe mode, last good config, start normally, etc) and no matter which selection i choose im brought to the Windows XP loading screen for about 10 seconds and then right back to that first startup selection screen and it just cycles like this forever. I would like to fix this without formatting my harddrive if possible as i have some schoolwork on there that i need.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thankyou

A:Windows Wont Load (Not even in safe mode)

Greetings NovemberWhiskey, Welcome to TSF!

I suggest you try this......

How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows? XP.

(The Windows? XP CD will be required for this procedure.)

Please Note: Performing a "Repair Installation" in this manner does not delete any Personal Files, it just 'repairs' the core of the installation.

Restart the computer and as soon as it starts to 'fire up' continually tap the Delete key so that access can be made into the BIOS...once in here, reset the boot order this way...CD/DVD
HDD (or IDE0)
Floppy/Other device (if you don't have a floppy).
Insert the Windows? XP SP2 CD in the Drive; then, Save and Exit the BIOS.

Reboot the computer; a screen will appear, that says... Boot from CD.... Press any key to Boot from CD...follow the instruction...it will then progress to a Blue screen and load the basic drivers.

A prompt will appear to press r to enter the Recovery Console...PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS, as another option will come up to allow the option to 'Repair' the installation, and select the partition that needs repairing... please select this option.
Once that's done, it will continue to load; then, it will want to reboot, so just let it!
The computer will then be returned to the previous "Black Screen" saying Press any key to boot from the CD... this time, DON'T...just let it reboot itself and it will then go to the next phase of the 'Repair Installation' where you will need to press F8 to agre... Read more

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 98.4

Ok, so after not being able to log in / shutdown on my windows vista home premium acer laptop, i decided to go into safe mode cmd and see if i can run it with rstrui.exe , system restore. The cmd gives no indication of an unsuccesful enter, and when i try it again it says it is already running. So it is working, it just isnt showing the GUI, i tried msconfig, and launching it from there but that also doesnt work. Also task manager will not load, just like sysrestore.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 98.4

hello every one.
about a week ago i went on vacation and put my computer to sleep.
when i came back i saw it was off.

when i turn it on on normal i see the "starting windows" screen but what happens is that a second late my screen goes blue and says "no signal".

it only runs on safe mode.
what could be the problem and what should i do?

thanks in advance.

A:windows wont load if not on safe mode.

Hello Galhl, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since it runs in Safe Mode, see if troubleshooting using the tutorial below may help to ID the cause.Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
If it doesn't help, then continue on to this one below.Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
Hope this helps,
Shawn

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 97.2

I hope this is the right forum for this problem but currently my computer will not start at all or progress into Windows. As such i can only access F2 and F12 for setup and boot options but I cannot get into F8 safe mode.

I have a Dell Inspiron 530S 64 bit system with Vista home edition installed. Everything was working fine until i encountered a windows explorer crashing and restarting loop due to a thumbnail on a folder located on my desktop. I have experienced this problem before in a sub folder and was able to stop the problem but changing off thumbnails and deleting the problem file. This was the first time i encountered it on the desktop. Consequently when the computer loaded, the folder would load thus initiating the cycle and locking me out from any operations to the point where i could only manually turn off the computer. Thinking i could solve it, i decided to take the hard drive out and install it as a secondary drive to delete the problem folder. I did so on an identical Dell Inspiron 530S 64 bit computer with Vista that i have access to. I was able to delete the folder when when i reinstalled the hard drive Windows wont load as described above. I double checked the the hard drive doesnt have a problem being recognized as a drive with all my info on it but windows wont load when used as a primary drive now.

I hope you can provide some assistance. I do not have any windows vista recovery disks to try but i did run a quick diagnostic from the utility par... Read more

A:Vista wont load at all (no safe mode access)

I managed to find a repair disc and was able to restore and repair my boot setup and now the computer is working again. There is no longer a need for this topic.

Thanks for being around for those who need assistance.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 97.2

Hello everyone! I have a fairly big problem, or atleast I believe it is? I recently bought a used Gateway Computer. (It runs on windows vista service pack 2 & no disk came with it.) Everything was great for a week or so, until I started to watch netflix & received an error saying I need to uninstall Microsoft Silverlight & try to watch another movie so it could prompt reinstallation. I done as it suggested, but when the computer went to restart it wouldn't load past the windows screen. I shut it down & when it restarted I pressed F8 & went into safe mode w/networking. After some research I attempted system restore (starting at the last point before the update & ending with the last restore point I had available) but it didn't help at all...I then tried the "repair your computer" option from the F8 menu, but it loaded up to a blank square (instead of user profile) that said other user. I've tried all the users on the computer, but get the same error "the specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted." I had to remove the battery to get the computer to shut off, I had no other option. I started the computer in safe mode again & attempted the Gateway Recovery, but it restarted & took me back to the blank square page...The computer isn't apart of a domain, so I'm pretty much completely lost...Please someone, anyone help!

A:Gateway computer wont load normally, only in safe mode?

can you try running msconfig? Click the startup tab, and let us know what things are checked.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 96.4

I have a windows 7 notebook that won't load into windows or load safe mode successfully its ends with a black screen and hangs forever. System restore wont even fix it. What command can I use to troubleshoot this other than reinstalling windows. Thanks

A:windows 7 wont start up or load safe mode successfully

If you have an install disk and can access Setup (possibly tapping F2 as you switch on) to change the Boot order to CD/DVD before the HDD, then insert the disk - Save and Exit, it will then reboot up with it and you will be prompted to press any key to boot from CD/DVD.

Select the Repair option and then Startup Repair in the Recovery Environment.

It will give you the option to select a restore point which you can opt for or pass on that and let it complete the Startup Repair.

If it reports that it was unable to repair, then you could give the restore point a try.

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 93.6

MALWARE issues!!!I was having trouble staying in SAFEMODE to try to do some cleanup on my Laptop. The malware prevented my getting into safe mode and would cause the pc to just reboot normally. Because of this, I went into the msconfig>system config utility > boot.ini> then placed a check in the safemode box. I rebooted. Now its worse because it is now stuck with the BLACK screen safe mode choices. But It still wont go into safe mode and wont even reboot normally to reg windows mode.It trys to reboot on its own after a countdown of 30 seconds. But a blue screen quickly flashes once. Then it tries to reboot over and over again no matter which option I pick (last known config, safe mode networking, safe mode, safe with command, etc), it just tries to reboot over and over again like a broken record.I can get into phoenix BIOS by pushing F10 (or F12 I think), but I dont know what I can do there.At this point, i just want my pc to be able to boot normally into Window, and I will see what I can do in reg windows mode as far as cleaning the malware off my pc.Please help in easy terms.Thanks for your help in advance...PS: Windows Home edition OEM sp2 IE7-HP pavillion 8100 laptop-I have the original sealed discs that came with my 4 or so year old Laptop.I just need to be walked step by step if I need to boot from them. I dont want to have to wipe everything out or have to do a fresh install, if I can at all avoid this....Sorry for the hassle.My original main goal... Read more

A:HELP! My Laptop wont do safe mode or boot into reg Windows mode-

Hello and welcome. I am moving this from XP to the Am I Infected forum for scans.Lets do these from normal.Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop. alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser! Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion. Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and yo... Read more

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 92.8

Last night I updated windows 8.1 from windows 8.
It got to the stage where it needs to restart so it done that started the configarations and once it reached 100% it restarted.

Since then what happens is when i press power on the samsung logo comes on the screen then the black screen with the windows picture then the bsod comes up for around half a second and it restarts. then it constantly does this.

The whole cycle only takes a few seconds.

Ive tried booting in safe mode but this isnt working so I downloaded kav rescue on another computer and saved it on a flash drive, But it wont boot off this either.

Any ideas?

A:Windows wont start after 8.1 update wont boot in safe mode

What does the BSOD state? Most times it is a driver issue with the Display drivers. Other times it is hardware.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 92.8

Hello,

Today I noticed that I could not open my start menu with neither the windows button, ctrl + esc, or a click of the mouse. I've also had a problem the last couple of days saving/opening files in one of the programs I used to make music. I tried to go into safe mode to do system restore, but the safe mode didn't boot. It scrolled all the system files on the screen but then just stopped and nothing happened.

So, I tried the other option (forget what it's called) that lets you perform various other system restoration tasks. I brought up the system restore screen from there, but got an error that said something about corrupt files so it could not perform the restore. I checked again, and all my restore points had been deleted.

Lastly, when I click computer, all the drives are blank with no names beside them, only the icons. I can still click them and they seem to be functioning normally, so I don't know if there is a relation to this. I don't know if some registry files were deleted or if there is some other problem. I didn't notice the start menu/safe mode/blank icon issues until I just recently installed the latest windows update.

Sorry if this seemed a little long winded, but I would appreciate help from anyone.

Thanks,
adub2b23

A:Safe mode wont boot, Start menu wont appear and various other problems

Hi -

Try a repair/ install - http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88...all-vista.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

`

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 92.8

Ok, it all started when i was dloading a program to make windows setups.(.msi). Then i decided i didnt like it and uninstalled it. After tht was done. I decided i was going to stick with Inno Setup. I have used it before and liked it. But then i noticed all or most of my desktop icons were missing. And all the start menu ientries were missing. So i figured i had a virus. SO i went to do a system resotre. But found that i oculdnt find it...due to to missing folders. So i decided i would then try to boot into safe mode. When i tried to boot it said it cannot find a file(same with normal mode). Ubfortunely i dont remember what it said. I think it said windows cannot find NRDL press ctrl alt delete to reboot. or somthing like that. Any ways i tried a few more times and it all failied. SO then i tried the windows recovery console. Nothing. I really didnt know whre to go with it. Then i decied to go into the bios and reset. Or i thought i was resseting them. I seleteced. "fails proof settings". But then i rebooted and things got worse. My monitor is now getting no signal, it says it is ocnnected though..... So i cant see what i am doing. Please any ideas. I have a Programming project that i have been working on for months now. i dont wanna lose that. And a Lang arts project. I am very computer savvy but i have tried everything. and yes i tried a differ monitor. No Dice.

Specs.

Xp Home
Nvidia 6200 TC
amd 3000+
Standard Monitro.

Plese help i need my computer i cant go on... Read more

A:Windows wont boot, Monitor wont display picture. Cant access safe mode

Read other 14 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 92.8

Hi i have wiondows 7 and need to boot into safe mode to run a antivirus software, when going into safe mode it starts to load but then gives me a blue screen and goes off after 3 seconds. Below i have provided a picture of the error message and a video of what my problem is ( click the last picture of the black screen and that will load the video):









From the above could anyone be able to tell me what is faulty or how to fix as every other mode is fine but not in safe mode or safe mode with networking.

Thanks

A:Blue screen when trying to load in safe mode

Try this: Ray Woodcock's Latest: Windows 7: EUBKMON.SYS Error: Driver Unloaded Without Cancelling Pending Operations

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 92.4

Hi

I'm in a real mess since Lavasoft AdAware crashed my windows 7 home premium edit. 64bit after its 1st initial mandatory reboot. Everything is frozen, nothing can be clicked on or done in any way, shape or form. Even 'Esc' and 'Ctrl-Alt-Del wont work. PC must be shutdown manually. It also wont uninstall in safe mode. Once in safe mode the 1st time I got windows telling me that it cant uninstall this software in safe mode (this was done by its own uninstaller, and by the windows one, and by the Revo Pro uninstaller.) the 2nd time (reboot) it told me it wasnt installed properly. the 3d time it can't install in safe mode again. What now please? Anyone have an idea?

Thank you

A:Lavasoft AdAware crashed win7-Ctrl-alt-del wont work & it wont uninstall in safe mode

Sorry solved it. I'll write the answer should anyone need it someday. I believe my solution can help for other similar cases besides Ad-Aware.
A minute after I posted this a thought came to mind: Go into safe Mode and use msconfig.exe. So I ran it and unchecked everything to do with Ad-Aware. TO be even more sure I checked off not to run also other things that I knew would not be needed like anything to do with Apple, or Adobe. Afterwhich, doing a proper reboot Windows did actually start normally--no crash and I was able to uninstall it. Slowly I put back other services and start-up items and all is working fine now--so far at least ;-) Thanks for those who took a look and I hope it will help some people in the future.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 91.2

I have an acer laptop that I can not get to boot up even in safe mode. I have even tried to boot from my recovery disc with no luck. Any suggestions?

A:Acer Laptop wont boot up even in safe mode

Hi,

Do you get the basic startup? with the bios and everything?
If so, try pressing f8 and go to the option: disable automatic restart on system failure.
If I'm correct you will be getting a blue screen of death (a.k.a. BSOD).

also you will get a message which sould say something like: 0x0000000xx ( where the last 2 x's stand for a number or letter)

Could you post that code?

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 91.2

Before i boot into safe mode, the laptop can view the normal boot. Then i try the safe mode boot to view if my laptop have any problem since i cant get into my pc setting . After it reboot, the screen give me a black screen with mouse arrow only. I dont know how to fix. Please help. Im using windows 8.1. Asus model x550dp.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 90.8

You know the blue screen that says Microsoft Windows XP. I'm using Virtual Box and havent had a problem since I installed it 1.5 years ago but today I woke up and couldn't get past this screen. Any ideas?
 

A:XP wont load past blue screen

try hitting f8 on start up to access safe mode options

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 90.4

I've seen many solutions suggested involving making a windows repair CD on another computer but the problem is, my CD/DVD drive doesnt read any disks for some reason (I actually sought help through this site over a year ago and no I havent gotten around to replacing the drive. I know I know....) 
So..... If my computer and / or my hard drive is just screwed and I should just buy a new one, please tell me there is a way to recover my files and photos.
 
No I have no backup either. 
I had an external hd that was my backup and that died and I lost everything, cds eventually go bad and I can't afford to pay for cloud storage so......as far as I'm concerned there is no true backup.....wah wah wahh
 
 
Anyhoo, would copying those repair cds onto a usb stick an option? Is there a way to set that up in bios? 
 
 
 
I haven't used the computer in months because I can't get it to boot and I don't recall for sure but I think I'm using windows vista ultimate, 64? Not sure if or what service pack ..its a gateway laptop t series. It was purchased second hand from someone. 
 
Thanks for any help if you can. 

A:laptop wont boot, in safe mode stuck at crcdisk.sys

Hi. I use copy cloud storage. I will send you a referral and it will give you and me an extra 5gb of storage. I think you will have 20 gb with the referral. Plus you can get more if you refer other people. I work on computers some but only know some. But you can use Hirens boot cd which is free and boot from the cd and use some of the recover programs to get your data back if the hard drive is accessible. You can also run some programs on the disc to test your hard drive and see if it's bad. Only thing is your dvd drive won't let you, but if you could borrow someones dvd drive or put your hard drive in another laptop to test it you could without buying anything yet. As far as running from usb I am not familiar with your laptop but their probably is an option in your bios to boot from usb. I recently reinstalled vista on a dell desktop that was vista and had a bad dvd drive and reinstalled it with usb. I used poweriso to set up my usb but there is a free program called rufus that is portable so you don't have to install it that will set up your usb. But I think you have to make an iso file of your os to set it up. You could then use it to try to repair or reinstall your os but I would try to save my data and test my hard drive first. I also would hang on to your external hard drive too. You may take the drive out of it and later see if you can put it in a desktop or buy you a usb disk dock from ebay, as the drive may be good and the circuit board that connects your u... Read more

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 90

I first noticed a problem when a command prompt window popped up during startup...1.exe
After some searching I discovered it was a trojan located on c root directory. I decided to try and scan to remove it. I used Adaware and AVG free and didnt get it. (only found a few low risk tracking cookies) I then tried SpyBot but during the update process it decided it needed to install the new version so it went ahead and did this then informed me i needed to reboot. I selected not to right away. I scanned with System Mechanic to remove junk and obsolete files and got rid of them all. I then did a registry scan and deleted everything system mechanic found.
I then deleted the installation .exes and shortcuts that had been added to my desktop by Adaware and Spybot.
I also have zone alarm running all the time.
When i came to restart my pc, it passes the windows XP main screen but then freezes on the Acer brand screen. It also will not boot into safe mode. I just get the normal safe mode screen but with the operating system details printed across the top and no start menu/input options etc.
Ive removed and reseated the RAM and the battery.
Im really stuck as to what to try next!
Its an Acer Aspire laptop about 2 years old.
Ive done something to kill it but nothing massively different to what i have done in the past.

Im fairly good with these things but im feeling a little lost for ideas!

Hope someone can help

Andrew
 

A:PC wont pass boot screen or correctly run in safe mode.

Read other 12 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 90

Hi,

My when i start my computer its a black screen and says

Checking file system on c:
file type system is ntfs

I have pressed f8 and tried to load safe mode but its says its loading with loads of writing on the screen but just stays on that and doesnt load.

I have also tried all the other options when u press f8, boot from hard drive etc etc and all leads me back to thr black screen with the checking file system c.

I have a windows boot cd which enable me to boot in to something called mini windows xp but this is very basic and only enables me to access the internet.

Please help its driving me up the wall

A:black screen and windows wont boot safe mode. please help

Mini Xp might be Hirens boot cd do not use it. We do not recommend it here, and we do not give out advice about hirens boot cd.

Try going back to the Safe Mode boot option screen select Advanced then select your lanuage then select "Repair your Computer" then select more options then select Command Prompt .

Type in then hit enter.

CHKDSK C: /R

this will attempt to repair any errors let the process finish.

Read other 15 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 90

WINDOWS XP FREEZES ON WELCOME SCREEN & WONT START IN SAFE MODE

Last night i was in the middle of installing a program and my pc crashes and restarts automatically then when it restarted and everytime i turn it on it freezes at the (blue) welcome screen it also will not give me the option to start in safe mode.

I really need data that is on the hard drives can anyone tell me the best way to get it back, ive been told to buy a hard drive caddy / docking station does anyone have any ideas what the problem might be?

Thanks.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 90

Hey, i have absolutely no idea what to do here, after having my Acer Aspire 5920G laptop for about 2months now, i came to installing SP1 for vista finally (i have no idea if this is whats causing the problem, but it was the last thing i installed), well after coming home, and finding the laptop to be relatively hot, i try a log in and it goes through 'logging in' and then gets to a black screen, with only my cursor available. I tried starting it in safe mode when it gets to the options menu after bootup (it doesnt turn off either) and when it loads i find myself with a black screen, 'safe mode' in every corner. I tried bringing up task manager, because the ctrl alt dlt vista screen does show, and it wont load, i get the cursor showing its loading, but it doesnt appear. (I thought i could add explorer.exe if it wasnt showing in pros)
Im real stuck here guys, it has some important work on it, and i have no vista disk to restore it that way. Any help would be much appreciated.
 

A:Wont login/shutdown - safe mode black screen

edit: cmd safe mode works, but i dont know how to fix it from there.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 90

Computer just turned off automatically today and it will not load past the begining load screen with the Alien Head load screen where you can press f2 and enter setup or f12 to boot options. I cannot load safe mode or remove the battery as it does not have any place to access it.
Windows 7. Alienware m14x.

A:Alienware Laptop wont load past Alien Head Load Screen

Any fans running, any post beeps? Your laptop does not have a CMOS battery. Try removing the chargeable battery and power adapter. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Plug in just the power adapter and try powering up the machine again.

Read other 10 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 90

I have an acer aspire one d150. I t ried turning it on and the windows load screen blue bar just keeps going and going and wont ever load windows. I tried loading in the set up menu with last known good configuration and get the same thing, I tried loading with safe mode and get a blue screen "windows is starting up..." but it doesn't start. what can I do to get this working again? thanks*Moderator Edit: Moved topic from Windows 95/98/ME to the more appropriate forum. ~ Queen-Evie*

A:Windows xp wont load past screen with blue bar.

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 89.2

Like the title says, my computer is stuck on a black screen. I downloaded an update and was instructed to restart the computer. After restarting the computer it went to a black screen. It won't do anything past that. I've tried starting it in safe mode but always with the same result. I have no idea what to do with this short of taking it to Best Buy to have the geek squad take a look at it and frankly I don't feel like doing that. If anyone knows how to fix this or has any suggestions, I'm open to anything. Please help.
 

A:Computer stuck on black screen - wont start in safe mode

Have you tried selecting Last Known Good Configuration from the Safe Mode menu? It sometimes works. Also, if you put in your W7 DVD and select Repair rather than Install after making the language choice, StartUp repair might help and if it does not, try System Restore.

 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 89.2

My husband was watching video
when pc 1st just shut off. He cut it back on and began watching same video and again it shut off. When he tried to restart this time he got black screen with blinking cursor in top left hand corner. I have tried running the pre-boot system assessment numerous times and says everything passes but then it hangs up at end when supposed to go into dell diagnostics . I have only gotten results saying pxe-e61-media test failure check cable and pxe-mof-exiting pxe rom. I know my dvd drive is messed up due to it not being able to read my windows cd so I am unable to do a reinstall of vista. Is there anything I can do to get windows to load. Goes straight to black screen after dell logo. Also nothing happens when press F8 so cant boot pc into safe mode. Tried taking battery out and tried leaving it on for awhile to see if would finish loading and nothing. Please help!!
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 89.2

my dell dimensions 2100 with xp home is hanging at the windows logo screen. I can start it in safe mode, but am at a loss on what to do once there. Please help asap.
Thank you,
Wendylu
 

A:xp wont go past windows logo screen but will start in safe mode

Turn off computer.

Turn back on - as soon as you've pressed the power button - tap F8

This will present you with a number of boot options. Select

"Last known good configuration" this and see if it works.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 87.6

Recently I installed a new usb 2.0 hub and a removable hard drive. This itself had been giving me errors over the weeks, random blue screens etc, but it wasnt a major problem. Today I decided to start up in safe mode to fiddle with some more settings (I did this from the msconfig file), and the pc stayed on the 'Shutting down windows' screen for a long time. Eventually i decided to turn it off manually. Now on restart regardless of whether I try and boot in safe mode or normal mode or last good config, I get a blue screen before the splash screen. I noticed in safe mode, it always blue screens in the same place whilst the drivers are loading up, so I think its a corrupt driver (I had previously tried to uninstall the drivers for my hub in order to reinstall, but the confirmation dialog screen would hang each time, thus the safe mode restart). its a STOP error 0x0...07B. Is there a way to somehow disable certain drivers, bearing in mind i cant startup, and I cant find my XP installation CD (how annoying!!!!).

XP Professional
IBM Thinkpad T30
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 87.6

please help i just crashed som1 64 bit lennovo laptop while i opperate a 32 bit pc dont have any windows system with me,it wont start on safe mode,and system repair has failed many times.the laptop was running on low battry and it shut itself,when i tryed to reboot it,it automaticly went to system repair which failed,please help desparate ooh and please use simple english.

A:64bit laptop crashed and wont start on safe mode,system repair failed

Perform a startup repair. It finds the problem", click on something like "view disgnostics results". Status 0x0 means success. Give details of the error please.

Startup Repair

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 86.4

it keeps getting stuck mid boot, it wont work in start up repair or safe mode. 
 
before this happened I got two bluescreens earlier in the day. 
 
I have gotten blue screens before but nothing were I couldn't boot my computer. 
 
Thank you in advance
 
last known good config won't work either. 
  

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 86.4

PC info from another thread: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1014881-media-center-not-working.html#post8088791

The other day, a blue screen error appeared on my PC about ati2dvag/infinite loop. I looked online for help and came across a number of different forums. Most of the responses stated that possibly my driver needed updating.

From looking at the Display Driver in the Device Manager, I was able to see that I have an ATI Radeon X1550. I went to the amd website to update my driver and whilst doing so, I got a message saying it couldnt locate a specific file. Then the installation wizard appeared and I followed the steps but then I got a message stating that the one I have installed is not digitally signed and it could affect the performance. I had no idea what this meant but the warning message put me off so I cancelled it.

I then tried to open Media Centre but I was unable to watch live TV because I kept getting an error message the video card had an error or was not installed properly so I went back to the Device Manager and the icon on the first drive indicated the device had been disabled (red x) and the second driver indicated the device wasnt responding/working properly (exclamation mark in a yellow triangle) so I reinserted the installation CD and opened setup. It was successful so I tried to open MC again but I got another blue screen error.

When I tried to start Windows again, my PC was extremely slow. The icons that appear in the lower tray on the right... Read more

A:Solved: Blue screen error/driver is disabled/desktop PC wont load windows normally

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 86

Hp laptop wont load past hp screen with the circle of spots rolling. I ran both the short and long diagnostic tests and it passed both.

A:My HP laptop wont load past the HP screen with the circle of...

Hi,Please do a repair install of Windows 10 by creating bootable Windows 10 Home USB, using Microsoft windows media creation tool. Follow this tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.htmlRegardsVisruth

Read other 1 answers