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Windows Freezes at the boot screen!!!!!

Q: Windows Freezes at the boot screen!!!!!

Somebody plzzz help.

My boot screen is freezing. I am not able to login into my os. I dont know the reason why itz happening so. But i recently changed the "ntoskrnl.exe" file . Do you think this may b the reason!.However after restart i'm able to get into the safe mode.

unfortunately i have forgotten my administrator password. So i'm unable to repair it with the recovery console in the windows xp cd. I have a lotz of data 2 backup on my hard drive to perform a complete new install. So i request you to suggest me a better solution.

Preferred Solution: Windows Freezes at the boot screen!!!!!

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A: Windows Freezes at the boot screen!!!!!

In safemode try doing a system restore to before you had the problem.

launch system restore
go back to a date before your problem
see if that helps

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Hello. I have a question about Windows 7 installation. I am using usb booting from pendrive. Sometimes when i am booting from usb windows 7 , on 1 screen when you choose language there is a freez , no keyboard working and no mouse. I must use hard reset. Is this something to worry about?
I am using stock system, 4790k, 16gb DDR 1600mhz, Saberooth Z97 Mark 2. But no errors in memtest86.
I want to be sure that all is ok with memory. When I get to the language selection the mouse and keyboard stop working and no cursor appears, they both work in bios so I don't know what the issue is. Then i must use hard reset. Its totally random but always work after second boot and then windows load with mouse cursor and keyboard works.

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Today morning when i tried to switch on my PC, it hangs on the Win 8 boot screen. At times it would give me the BSOD of Machine_Check_Exception while hung at boot. At times it tries to do an Automatic repair as well, but freezes again on the boot screen itself with it below saying "Preparing Automatic Repair"

I also see an error PCI IRQ Routing Table Error - 07 1F 00 just before boot.

I would have to restart like 10-20 times or maybe more for it to get through to windows. I thought it was a windows issue so i tried to boot into my Win 8 and Win 7 USB's so i could format and reinstall but it Doesnt let me Boot into the USB after i select the option to do so. It would take my straight to my current Win 8 install Boot screen and hang there.

Since a few days now, my system would not shut down when i would click on shut down. The screen would go off and all but my Desktop cabinet would still be on. It used to restart fine when required but that doesnt work now too. I have to switch off the mains to get it to shut down so i can restart.

The red LED's on my mobo dont stop at the CPU, RAM, Video card and forgot whats the last one for. So is this a windows issue? A hardware issue? and how do i fix this?

I havent made any hardware changes to the system. Ive tried to boot with just the monitor plugged in to the system and same issue.

I have reset my BIOS. I cant get into safe mode or boot from USB.

A:Windows 8.1 freezes at boot screen

Can you hear any "beep" coming out of PC?
Can you boot from USB if secure boot is disabled in BIOS?
Have you tried other USB ports to boot from USB?

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Hello, I recently got home.I come over to turn on my computer it freezes at the boot screen. Then i turn it off then on again it says system recovery error. i click windows recovery. then it freezes half way through. My brother was on it after he turned it off then turned on it didn't work after that.
He was play a game By Nexon called Combat arms. I cant get into my computer what so ever can go into safe mode nothing like that because system recovery just pops up before the boot screen. Its a custom made desk top here is some information on it.

Bios information
Version: 1302
Builddate: 02/13/09
AMD Athlon (tm) 7750 Dual core
System memory Installed size, 4096MB, Unsable Size 4096MB3
Graphics card : ATI radeon 4670 1GB
A 500Gb sata Hard drive
I have windows 7 RTM 64bit. I had blue screen 5 times when i first installed but thats because there was something in windows update called Realtek that was causing it. I have no idea how to fix this i heard this place is Really good So i hope that someone can help me.

A:Windows 7 RTM 64bit freezes at boot screen.

Do a system restore, pick a date before the problem started.


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Every time I look at a video windows freezes after about 1 min. When I turn the computer off and back on I get the blue stop screen.

A:Windows xp Freezes then blue stop screen at boot up

Post the BSOD error message that you are getting.

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Hi guys,

Need your input on this.

Yesterday, while I was using my PC, the screen suddenly went black, and tried to 'restart' itself - ie it would go black, and turn on again, but there's no image, so it would go black again. After a while it would freeze and I would have to do a hard reboot.

It rebooted normally and I could use it again - for a few hours. This time, the same thing happened, except that at the BIOS screen, there were graphical anomalies (Checkered boxes with vertical lines) on the screen. This went on to the Windows XP boot up screen (the one with the progress bar), and then the blue login screen. The blue login screen was in fact blank without the Windows XP font in the middle.

However as soon as it got to my desktop, it would freeze and the same screen-blank-and-restart (forgive me for lack of a better term) thing would start looping again. Basically I cannot boot up Windows.

At first I thought it was an overheat issue so I let it to cool down for a few hours before turning it back on - but to no avail.

I did some searching on the net then and tried the following:
- switch out RAM sticks
- disconnect power supply to other less essential parts like CD rom and secondary hard drives (In case there wasn't enough power) for the GPU
- uninstalled graphics drivers (to which it allowed me to boot normally without artifacting and freezing. However artifacts were still present at BIOS and XP progress bar screen). However once I reinstalled th... Read more

A:Solved: Screen goes blank, freezes, artifacting at BIOS & cannot boot up Windows afte

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Started in the beginning with me booting up my computer. And no live screen occuring. ie. Monitor is on but goes to sleepy mode. (orange light instead of green light). I'd have to boot again before it'd run. However, now no matter how many times I boot it does not cause a live monitor. I bought a new stick of ram. PC3700 400 Mhz. Even though my MO takes up to 333 Mhz but that should be okay as it'll just bump it down. I also reseated my graphics card and changed the slot in which my RAM was in.

If I reseat the graphics card the computer will cause a live screen, but crash shortly after with a computer freeze. And I'd have to reseat everythign again before I'd get another live screen. Usually holds long enough to load windows and get in for 2 minutes before freezing.

When the monitor does not become live, there are no beeps. When the monitor does show (before the freezing problem) the mo beeps once. Hardrive, fans on power and graphics card all work. mother board light is on. No weird sounds. Monitor does work as I've tried multiple monitors. I'm running out of ideas, Suggestions?

A:Blank / Black Screen on boot usually and when it does boot freezes

Looks like something is up with your graphics card. Try the onboard monitor output (if you have one) or another graphics card. Hope this helps.

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When I try to go into windows Explore to copy or delete files Explore freezes but it does not crash and speed is incredibly slow. Many times Freezes but I can X out. Internet Explorer works but mainly Black and White background as ALL areas in the sites I visit I cannot see the color coded prompts. This just happened. I was using Microsoft Essentials but that even froze. Now I have Kapersky trial but that did not find any viruses or malware after scanning. Any suggestions please? Thanks - DennisM

A:Windows 7 Freezes - Explore Freezes - Internet White Screen

Does everything you do on the computer freeze/move slow?
Please publish a snap shot of your system using speccy following this tutorial

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Dell 8400 series win xp sp3.
While moving, copying my image files in windows explorer my pc locked up. Had to hold down power button to shut down. Thereafter on bootup it stops and freezes on blue welcome screen. Booting from f8 screen safe mode etc., doesn't work..still hangs on welcome scrn. tried booting with install cd after changing boot sequence but it will not recognize disk in cd/rom drive.. just keeps say "insert disk with digital data" as if the drive was empty. So...I'm stuck looking at a welcome screen. Help! (i'm logged on here using my phone..very slow)

A:xp freezes at welcome screen on boot

Go into the Bios and make sure the first boot device is set to CD Rom drive. If you have more then one optical drive, try them both. If it does not recognize your boot disc, then it probably isn't a boot disc. Try it in a different computer. It sounds like the hard drive may be going out. After the computer posts, but before the Windows Splash screen, hit the F8 key continually till you have the boot messages "Safe Mode" "Safe Mode with Networking" etc. Try choose Safe Mode with networking. Go to Start/Run type CMD and type chkdsk /F Type Y to check drive on next boot up. Restart comptuer and see if that fixes it.

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on my desktop i have windows xp home installed. i recently installed adobe premiere onto it, after instillation i restarted the pc and now when i turn it on i get to the boot screen and then thats where it stays, i have left if for over 15 minutes to load up. but it just sits there with the dots constantly 'loading'. when it does this the HDD light is active for about 30 seconds then goes dead.

i have tried starting up in safe mode, tried last know goood configuration etc... nothing works. unfortuantely i have either lost my xp install CD or just can find it yet. either way this means i cannot try to repair the system. is there any way i can do a system restore before i get to the boot screen? i dont know what else to try. please someone help me, im at a loss and dont what to have to spend ?40 just to get sum guy at a store to tell me something simple is wrong and now i have to buy a new 'something'.

any help will be greatly appreciated

A:xp freezes on boot screen

Hi matey.

It seems the software you have installed has corrupted a sector of your hard drive or it is obstructing the boot. I suggest the following:

Try booting is safe mode again press run and type 'msconfig' go to the startup tab and press 'Disable all' this will make sure that any programs that are delaying you on the boot wont be. Also to make double sure go to the 'General tab' and tick 'Normal Startup'. restart your computer and try that.

If still no joy then go back into safe mode and try running a system restore again, to make double sure that there is no way of getting back into windows without a reinstallation. if it works then leave it to do its thing and you should get back into windows.

If you are still having problems make sure you try unplugging everything on your computer (especially usb storage devices) and just leaving in all the essentials and reboot.

Still no joy? then try going into the BIOS menu and ressetting all to defualt.

Still having problems? Try making sure all cds are out of all drives and floppy disks etc.. all the basics im afraid.

Still....? No way? Ok try booting up in safe mode and if you can access the web Download yourself Avast Antivirus (let me know if you come this far and get any problesm downloading it). Once you have the file installed reboot again into safe mode and run avast, schedule a boot scan and reboot. The antivirus should intercept and start scanning for virus, baring in mind this is the best antivirus e... Read more

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a few day ago, i accidentally delete the boot.ini file from my computer but i manage to fix that with the recovery console.

My problem is that now when the computer is in the boot screen with the bars it freez and i dont know what to do

A:Boot screen freezes please help

Welcome to TSF

Try a Repair Installation

How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows XP

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hello, i have a desktop with the following specs:

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 X2 +3800 2GHz Dual Core
GeForce 7600 GT
Sound Blaster Audigy SE
3 Gb of RAM, one Dual channel pair and a one stick
Western Digital Green Caviar 500GB

I bought a new hard drive and power supply day before i posted this so i could finally fix my computer since i had a seagat drive beforehand and became a brick thanks to a firmware update by seagate. I installed XP and it seemed fine until i got to the finalizing installation, where it always stops with a cyclic redundancy check error. i switched xp discs and i still got the same error, and when i restarted again, it gave me a blue screen error about acpi compatibility. checked the bios and it seemed fine, so i decided to load setup defaults and no change. decided to clear cmos and now it freezes at boot up, right at the ASUS logo screen, and i can't get to bios or anything from there. in the entire time, there hasn't been anything like an alarm or a beep that would tell me what's wrong and what i can replace or fix.

i hope someone can help me fix this ASAP cause i'm tired of tearing apart my computer and trying to fix it for the full day.

A:xp freezes on boot screen

crc error

this is usually a problem with burnt disks

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when i open my laptop and hit the power button the screen goes to the hp boot up screen immediately and freezes i cant push esc it doesnt do anything. i tried the ctrl alt delete and it did nothing
to turn off the computer i just hit the power button and it unusually doesnt shut off so fast but this just immediately shuts off....any suggestions? im not so experienced on how to take the laptop apart.

A:my hp laptop freezes at hp boot up screen

this is wat my computer looks like

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This is not really a Windows 8 problem (I think) but I wonder if the experienced gurus here may be able to advise.

I have an Acer laptop which has stuck on the boot screen after a Win 8 update restart.

When it starts the welcome screen launches (the intial Acer screen with the message press 'F2 to change boot device') and that's it. No beeps, clicks or flickering - it's just frozen.

Can anyone suggest what the problem may be?? or where I start looking.

Thanks for any assistance, and apologies if I posted incorrectly.

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I just bought a Dell Studio XPS 435MT a few days ago and this problem has been
occuring. Umm Every OTHER time when i turn it on it works at first in the boot screen but then the progress bar stops at like a centimeter away from being done. And it just stays there. So then I have to turn it off and then turn it on but this time it works. Any help would be excellent.

A:My computer freezes at boot screen?????

Does the same happen if you boot into SAFEMODE? Same if you use your Vista DVD to boot?
A few days old..? I would take it back.

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If I close down my computer by switching it off with the on/off switch, when I next boot, I see the message"Start Windows Normally" and a stopwatch which counts off the seconds until the machine will boot normally together with several options to boot into Safe Mode, which is expected. However I cannot select"Start Windows Normally" or move up and down to select Safe Mode options. I have to let the timer run it's course and boot normally because the whole window is frozen. Can anyone advise me (Apart from telling me to shut down properly)please.

A:Solved: Boot screen freezes

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I have an Acer Aspire 5332 notebook, its just over a year old now, after rebooting it froze on startup, by the BIOS screen, after that it freezes, I can't even get to the boot menu or setup.

Only major thing that happened is my charger broke but I fixed it and is working fine again. I had the idea it was the hard drive, and inserted it in an adapter on my desktop and it worked fine. The computer was working fine until I tried to restart.

The PC starts and I can hear the cpu fan, but only for a second and then it stops, the hard drive light turns off as well

Any ideas on how to fix this will be appreciated.

A:My PC freezes and won't boot further than the BIOS screen

Locate your memory modules, there are probably only two. Remove one of them and try to boot, if it remains the same put the module back in and remove the other one and try again.

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i just need some help my laptop has frozen it wont comr on after the boot screen can any 1 help me plz

A:my laptop freezes after boot screen

Exactly which screen is frozen on or after which screen does it freeze.

Are there any error messages at all? Have you added any new hardware or software recently?

As the computer first switches on before the WIndows logo appears, tap the F8 key and it should bring you to a Safe Mode Menu.

Choose the last known good configuration option. If that does not help, then try the Safe Mode option.

Let us know if either of these work.

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The following computer symptoms are still occurring unchanged after deleting the hard drive partitions and re-installing a clean copy of XP Professional.
When booting up, the screen freezes when windows begins to open. On each subsequent boot up attempt, the process gets a little farther into windows before the cursor freezes. After 4 or 5 attempts, it will actually boot all the way up and seem to function normally, for about 5 minutes, at which time the screen freezes again or the computer spontaneously re-starts itself, beginning the whole nightmare all over again.
Any ideas will be appreciated.

A:upon boot up, screen freezes and/or spontaneously re-starts

Download the HDD manufacturer diagnostics and test the drive.


Download Memtest and test the RAM.

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Have had XP for a few years, then on Friday 13th, system started to boot up; froze at the black XP screen. Then computer does a quick hard boot-up again (sounds like electrical cutting off the booting?), but fan, etc still on w/o power interruption. The system goes to the screen where it asks you in which mode to reboot, and neither safe mode, or any other mode (normal, last time computer booted OK, etc) results in the same situation. Can anyone be of any help? Sorta stuck in a loop here.


A:XP Boot up freezes at black screen; reboots again and again

Friday the 13th huh? Scary..

What were the last changes made to Windows that you can recall prior to this happening? (You may want to try the XP disk and use the "repair" function)

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I believe my hard drive is bad but in the interest of research, I am searching for opinions. I have not installed anything new, my antivirus scans all the time and a complete scan at night, and I use spybot and adaware.
I have a system with three hard drives, all partitioned and one containing a partition with Windows 2000 on it. Yesterday, my computer freezes at the desktop. It does not respond to any commands so I press the reset button. When the computer boots, it hangs at the Windows 2000 splash screen (where it says "starting up").
All attempts to get it too boot up completely fail. I tried safe mode with the same results.

I took the hard drive out and had a friend put it in his external enclosure and and all the data is there. He tried copying the drive but found that some of the system files were corrupt. I have an image I can try to restore but if i do that on the same drive, I could loose all my data. So I plan on restore the image on another drive or just installing a windows 2000 fresh.

Does the partition I install or restore an image too have to be the first partition on a drive? I currently have a drive partitioned but the windows would be on a partition that is not the first partition.

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help im using windows10 computer freezes up on bootup

A:computer freezes on boot up screen on wndws10

Gavin, welcome to the TSG Forums....

You need to tell the Forum more than "it freezes on bootup". So let us start with the basics....

1. You. How much do you know about computers? If you are a complete Novice then the replies that you receive should be quite different to the ones if you are an Expert.

2. Hardware. Computer make, model, age, still in warranty, out of warranty.... and any other details that you think may be useful. If you don't know the details then look them up in the documentation that came with the computer.

3. Windows. Did you purchase the computer with W10 preinstalled? Did you install it? Did you upgrade from W7 or W8.1?

4. Behavior. At what point in the startup process does the computer freeze? Immediately? After 10 seconds? When the login screen appears? Does any error message appear?

Start with the above and you are sure to receive the help that you need.


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My system freeze on the boot screen (1st intel splash screen when Intel logo appears). Its hang on "E9" in lower right corner. The system can enter into BIOS setup and I have tried and checked the following for resolving this issue:
1- all the BIOS settings set to default values.
2- have tested with the minimum required components (processor, memory, power) in chasis and outside chasis. results was the same.
3- Swapping the memory modules around other slots. Also tested with other good known memory module.
4- checked the processor's heatsink fan. its working.
5- tested with another power supply.
6- standoffs are of equal heights. there is no stress on the board.
7- Have tried to recover the BIOS from floppy.
8- lights on the front of the computer chassis is on. I Can hear fans spinning. the power supply fan is creating a breeze. I see lights on the desktop board.
BBBUUUTTT the result was the same. No success.
My system specs are as under:
MoBo Intel 945GNTLKR
Processor Intel 3.0 GHz with HT
Memory Kingston KVR667D2N5/512
also note that this system worked befor very well from last 3 Years.

A:System does't Boot. freezes on Splash screen.

Swap out your CMOS battery for a new one and you haven't said much about the Hard Drive? Jazz

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I have an HP Pavilion ze5500 w/WinXP SP2. My son closed the screen while some updates were loading (I don't even know what). Now, when I turn it on, it goes through the screens ok until the logo screen, where it sits, accessing the hard drive every once in a while. After 3-4 minutes there is an error box titled HPWirelessMgr.exe - Application error . The text reads: The instruction at "0x76b2398c" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read".

Can I repair/reinstall XP without wiping all his data? Mainly the stuff in My Documents.


A:XP fails to boot; freezes on logo screen

Try booting into "Safe Mode" by tapping the F8 key @ once per second right after youturn the machine on. When you get to the options, try "Last Good Configuration" and report back what happens.

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Computer has recently started not displaying anything on start up (Checked monitor and cable). Computer was running, fans were spinning but nothing coming on my monitor. Had to turn on and off about 10 times before it starts properly. Happens every morning now. At the same time started getting hangs, freezes and BSOD at least twice a day.

Really starting to bug me now so please help.

Windows 7 x64

AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz


A:BSOD/freezes/blank screen on boot

Hi -

Nothing in dumps/ files specifically related to display issue.

Update Asus ATK0110 -

ASACPI.sys Sun Mar 27 22:30:36 2005 (42476C4C)- Asus ATK0110
Asus Support --> ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

Slideshow is for Asus Cool 'n Quiet asio.sys update; scroll down at Asus site and look for ATK0110 -

Asus mobo utility driver updates - Windows Live - jcgriff2 MVP

Remove Daemon Tools/ Alcohol 120 -

sptd.sys Sun Oct 11 16:55:14 2009 (4AD24632)
Test Ram - run memtest86+ - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2863029-post5.html

Test HDD -
- Run chkdsk /r
- Run HDD diags - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html

Windbg Logs
--> http://sysnative.com/bsod2011/jcgrif..._jcgriff2_.txt
--> http://sysnative.com/bsod2011/jcgrif...riff2_.txt.zip

Regards. . .




Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Fri Feb 18 15:34:25.143 2011 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 10:46:40.454
Probably caused by : Npfs.SYS ( Npfs!NpUnlinkCcb+19 )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_Npfs!NpUnlinkCcb+19
Bugcheck code 0000003B
Arguments 00000000`c0000005 fffff880`02cb6985 fffff880`09d68fb0 00000000`00000000
SystemManufacturer = System manufacturer
SystemProductName = System Product Name
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Compaq Presario 5003
Pentium III Processor 933 MHz
128 MB Mem 60 GB HD Win XP

My computer was working fine this morning, I didn't download anything or do anything different, just normal web searching. As I'm loading a web page, the computer freezes. I Cntrl Alt Dlt and nothing, so I turn off my computer and turn in back on, it reboots to the Win screen where you sign in as an identity, I enter my password and it freezes. Again, I have to reboot the computer manually, and it freezes at the Compaq screen that comes on when you first turn on the computer. I turned off the comp, opened it, removed my fan, blew it out a bit, removed the processor and reseated it (in the process, reseated it incorrectly and bent a far corner prong, attempted to straighten w/tweezers, and ultimately BROKE it off...DOH!). I wasn't sure if the broken prong would have a big effect, so I reseated it correctly, reseated my memory, and tried again, same thing, just hangs at the Compaq screen. At this point, I don't know if it's still just the same problem it was having intially, or if the broken prong on the processor is now a problem as well. Is there anything I can try short of replacing the processor. I thought maybe the prong could be resoddered (sic) to the processor, but I'm told no such luck. Can anyone please, please help? I'm an Internet addict and I'm beginning to have pitiful withdrawls. My mothers computer...well..it just isn't the same!! Thank yo... Read more

A:Computer freezes at Compaq boot screen..PLEASE HELP!

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HP Amd 3800 1Gb ram Model SR2013Wm.
The Splash Screen is all the further it goes. "Microsoft Windows XP" screen. I replaced the Power supply and the ram still freezes up. Anyone have an Idea what could be going wrong. I ran a Chkdsk on another computer. Didn't know if it could be on board video. Thats going to be my next step. It uses a Nvidia 6150 LE video adapter. I need help Please.

A:Solved: Splash Screen freezes up at boot

What do you mean that the "ram" freezes up? How do you know this?

Try memory tests if you think RAM is affected.

MemScope (Floppy and CD images.)
Microsoft Memory Test (floppy or CD ISO image)

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For some reason lately, when booting up or restarting my PC and logging in (with a picture password) the Metro Start screen that comes up sometimes randomly freezes/locks up. I can still move my mouse but the tiles aren't clickable at all nor do the live tiles change. Any buttons on the Metro UI don't respond either and the charms bar doesn't show up. It is as if the screen is completely frozen except for my mouse. There isn't anything I can do except pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del and doing a restart. Choosing to log off instead and logging in again still shows the Metro Start screen in a locked condition.

I haven't made any changes prior to this issue except disabling the option for Windows to bring me to the Desktop immediately after a boot.
A sfc /scannow doesn't show any corruption.

This issue happens randomly and I have no idea what triggers it, so I can't say for sure if it also occurs in Safe Mode or on another user account.

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit with Media Center
i5-3570K (stock) CPU and a GTX 660Ti GPU with latest drivers
8 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD
EDIT: Just noticed that I can press the Windows key instead of Ctrl+Alt+Del. When doing that, the screen blinks a bit and it brings me to the Desktop. An error shows up in my events saying that Explorer.exe has crashed. Here's the log:

The program Explorer.EXE, version 6.3.9600.17284 is not responding to Windows and has been shut down.
Proces-id: 580
Starttijd: 01cff3ed53c30a9e
Eindtijd: 15
Toepassingspad: ... Read more

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It JUST recently started doing this.. I've ran virus/malware scans using Avira/MalwareBytes. I've cleaned out all the dust from the inside of my tower, my temps are excellent all-around.

It's really strange, almost makes it seem as if the computer is not going to boot up... Right after the windows loading bar, it will switch to a black screen JUST before the windows logon/password page, and it will just hang for about 20-30 seconds before switching over the the login screen.

Any idea what could be causing this?
[email protected] | MSI Twin Frozr II GTX [email protected]/1800 | 4GB DDR3-1333MHz | nForce 790i Ultra Sli | Windows 7 Ultimate x64

A:PC freezes for 20 seconds on a black screen after loading bar during boot up.

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When i turn my computer it only goes to the Hp Invent screen, and then freezes there. Nothing happens when i press esc for startup menu, the only key combination that had an effect was ctrl-alt-del, which reboots the computer. If i i press esc before the HP screen comes up, it only goes black.

I don't know if it has anything to do with it, but i installed windows 7, and i was encrypting the harddrive with truecrypt, and it was at around 13% when i clicked Defer and rebooted.

I've tried to remove the battery for 15 min because i red on the internet that it could work, it didn't. I also tried removing the RAM and putting it back in, nothing.

I also tried to let it be turned on at the boot screen for several hours, it stays in the freeze.

I'm not a newbie, but i'm not enthusiast either so please try to simplify it for me

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: My HP Pavilion dv5 1095eo freezes at the HP boot screen

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I'm currently dealing with multiple problems which seem to have increased so much today that I'm no longer able to logon to xp.

Explanation from the beginning (apologies for the lengthy post, it's a complex problem):
Started about a year ago - random bsods and failure to load xp - just a black screen after the 'xp loading' part.. sometimes I'd manage to get to the logon screen and get into my account - only to crash the moment the desktop loaded, and I clicked on anything... somehow managed to fix it by disabling kaspersky and running only in diagnostic startup mode.

This worked fine for ages - but I wasn't running anti virus software. Eventually got some sort of browser hi-jacker virus, re-enabling my old version of kaspersky just caused it to crash again, used a trial version for a bit - but didn't manage to complete full scans. Firefox hijacked, so if I even searched 'anti virus' I'd get re-directed somewhere else - downloaded chrome on another machine, installed it, and have been contentedly able to browse ever since. Removed a few viruses with malware, spybot, adaware - removed kaspersky, bought and installed norton - but have not been able to successfully complete a full system scan.

It'll scan - find a virus - but the moment I click anywhere on the screen it'll freeze... the curser will continue to move but the system clock will have stopped at the time I clicked... if I click about 5 more tim... Read more

A:XP Pro random boot freezes - can't get to logon screen. Plus virus

Most likely at this point you are heavily infected and to plug this harddrive into your 7 system needs caution. This is called "slaving" and you should be able to run a full virus scan from the 7 system which I strongly suggest before transferring any data.

Then do a harddrive diagnostics as well.

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I have a Gateway with 32 bit OS, and Vista SP2 installed.

My mom recently installed a program to watch videos, but it was useless to her and she uninstalled it. Day after, I was browsing the internet and the computer froze and became completely unresponsive. Couldn't even get the task manager open, so I had to force it to shut down.

Tried to turn it back on, and got a black screen that said no boot device found. then no boot file received. Tried to run Mbytes because I thought maybe she might have picked up a virus, and left the computer. Twenty minutes later I came back and it had restarted for no apparent reason. Tried again, and got a BSOD halfway, error x000007. Every other restart failed, saying that no boot file had been received.

Did system restore, which seemed to fix the problem temporarily. Tried to run SuperAntiSpyware, and computer restarted... again. Windows suggested I reinstall an Intel processor driver that was missing. Did, but later that night got the BSOD again, halfway through an Mbytes scan.

This had not happened before, I'm kind of at a loss. I ran Diskcheck, which fixed a few bad clusters, etc. I'm having a hard time thinking this could be a malware problem, except for the random restarts while I'm scanning for viruses.

Any suggestions? System restore seemed to help at first, but now it's back to the same thing. I only have one minidump file, but I can't seem to read it myself. Help?

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A:Computer freezes randomly, Blue Screen and failure to boot?

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my computer freezes up during start-up. to solve the problem, i reformatted my pc, but it still freezes. i removed the dedicated VGA to see if it's the one causing the problem, but to no avail. PC still freezes and sometimes, when it loads, it freezes and screen turns green,black, and sometimes blue. IS this a hardware problem? how can i fix this?

HDD: 300Gb
Processor: Athlon phenom II 965
OS : winxp pro

actions taken but didn't solve the problem:

1. installed and run CCcleaner and Registry Easy
2. removed dedicated VGA (geforce 9500)
3. reinstalled OS
4. updated graphics drivers.

can anyone help??

A:PC freezes during boot-up (green, black, or somtimes blue screen)

Try another power supply...

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Installed Win 7 Pro x86 last night on a new HD. After installing SP1, restarting freezes at the Gateway boot screen and I have to hit the power button to shut off, then turn back on. There are no alerts in device manager, so I don't believe this is a driver issue. Everything else seems to be working fine, so I don't think the HD is bad. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Restart freezes on manufacture's boot screen after clean install

Run a startup repair and see if that fixes the issue.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Hi all,

I have been using my Vista Premium machine, which I bought 1 month ago without any problems until today. I tried to boot the machine this morning, and it booted to the "loading windows vista" screen and then the screen turns black, and it freezes with no hard drive acrivity. I left it for 10 minutes before turning it off and restarting.

It happened again on a second boot, and I noted that the mouse and keyboard had no power when it froze. I tried to boot to the premium disc and use startup repair, which found nothing, but offered to do a restore to a previous point.. I agreed, it restored, and restarted.

Same problem again. So I restarted it and booted into safe mode without a problem. I tried to boot again, and it failed. Any ideas of what to do? It just seems like a really wierd problem.

I also noted that my router didn't have a light for the cable connected to my NIC when it froze

I haven't changed any hardware since I bought the machine (Q6600 Quad Core, 2ghz 800mhz ram, 500gig hdd, 8800GTS). I am running the newest beta nvidia drivers, and will try to uninstall that when I boot into safe mode (fingers crossed), but the loss of power to the keyboard and mouse are disconcerting. They are both USB devices, so I can also try to boot with just the kb and mouse plugged in.

The two updates my system had before this problem were MS updates of Outlook Junk Filter and a driver update for my network card that looked wierd, but I installed it.

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A:Vista Home Premium freezes to a black screen on boot

I've taken the PC back to the store under warranty as i'm pretty certain it's a hardware fault.. probably the motherboard.

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Hi. I have a old Dell Inspiron 5000 Laptop and its having some issues. First of all, during the boot process, It'll freeze up. It happens at various stages (shortly after POST, During Windows XP boot Splash screen, during XP welcome screen etc.) I've also noticed that any movement of the laptop causes it to freeze as well sometimes. Also sometimes when i try and power it on, the screen will flicker vertical lines for a few seconds and just remain a black screen. Another issue is that When i power it on, the fan inside won't even come on and then sometimes a few seconds later it will cut off and then come back on (sometimes if i tilt it a certain way). I suspect a loose connection at the motherboard maybe. I have no idea how to dismantle a laptop (Only desktops) so any help much appreciated.

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Hi there,

I'm a bit desperate here, since I can't seem to find a way to debug, analyze and fix this issue.

My systems sometimes freezes during the boot process and all I get is black screen.

This happens when the error occurs:
BIOS shows up normally
Window 7 logo is shown for a brief second
black screen

With boot details enabled, I see that drivers are getting loaded until classpnp.sys. After that the screen goes black as well and the system hangs.

Now when I turn on the machine, I get a text screen asking me whether to start normally or run a recovery attempt. Usually starting normally is all it takes and Windows boots up fine.
Once Windows is up and running, it's rock solid. No lockups, no BSODs or whatsoever.

Unfortunately I have no idea how to get debug details of this part of the boot process (os loader phase?).

I already switched the SATA Ports, switched to a different brand and even switched to mSATA. So I'm pretty sure it's not the SSD. Using Windows SATA drivers or Intel RST doesn't make a difference either btw.
Any help is very very appreciated!


Hardware :
Motherboard : Intel DN2800mt, latest BIOS (156)
Graphic Card : GMA 3650 (recent drivers)
CPU : Cedar Trail Atom @ 1,8GHz
Ram : 4 GB - Corsair 1333 MHz
SSD: Crucial M4 64 GB in AHCI mode, latest FW (000f)

A:Random freezes during boot process before login (black screen)

SSD Troubleshooting:Despite your statement that it is probably not an SSD issue, it does sound like the SSD may be disappearing from the system. Make sure the following are up to date:SSD firmware
BIOS Version
Chipset Drivers
Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site.

Try doing a power cycle of the SSD. The following steps should be carried out and take ~1 hour to complete.Power off the system.
Remove all power supplies (ac adapter then battery for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and drain all components of power.
Reconnect all power supplies (battery then ac adapter for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
Turn on the system and enter the BIOS (see your manual for the steps to enter the BIOS)
Let the computer remain in the BIOS for 20 minutes.
Follow steps 1-3 and physically remove the SSD from the system by disconnecting the cables for a desktop or disconnecting the drive from the junction for a laptop.
Leave the drive disconnected for 30 seconds to let all power drain from it.
Replace the drive connection(s) and then do steps 4-8 again.
Repeat steps 1-4.
Start your computer normally and run Windows.

The above steps were a result of: Why did my SSD "disappear" from my system? - Crucial Community

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Hey everyone, I seem to have a recurring problem that I just can't puzzle out on my
own and need some help here.

A few months ago I had to replace my power supply unit, and at the same time decided to
upgrade my RAM and OS (moving from Windows Vista to Win 7).
Before I was running on 1 gig of DDR2 PC2-5300 667 MHz. I updated it to PNY 4 gigs
(also DDR2 PC2-5300). Computer kept restarting so I brought it down to 2 gigs - things
worked ok for a little while and then I started to have similar problems again. My PC
continually restarts itself randomly, Displays the Blue Screen after an hour or so of
operation and constantly freezes on the starting Windows 7 logo screen.
I have absolutely no clue where these issues could be coming from. All of the RAM seems
to be accurate spec wise and I don't believe the Power Supply to be at fault. Also, this is more recently, whenever I try to sync up my iPod with iTuens, my system also decides to restart itself randomly during the sync. Any help
on the issue would be GREATLY appreciated.

Below are additional PC specs:

- OS Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
- CPU, Intel Core 2 - (2) of them at 2.13 GHz
- 2 Gigs PNY RAM
- (any additional specs needed - please let me know!)

I'm out of ideas here; any suggestions would be very appreciated. Thanks!

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When I boot my computer up my computer is freezing up once in a while at the loading screen with the blue loading bar. The bar goes across about three times and the on the fourth time it stops and freezes and nothing happens after that. Once in awhile it will go to a blue error screen witht the following codes: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xF9787C09, 0xF9677FE8, 0x00000000). Someone please help.

Thank you.

A:Windows XP loading screen freezes and blue error screen

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Hi all,
I find that the Windows 7 boot screen slows down the boot process on my machine. Is there a way to restore the old Vista scrolling loading bar? I know it's there as my netbook uses it.


A:Changing the Windows 7 Boot Screen back to Vista's boot screen

Boot manager is the same as in vista! It doesn't slow down your machine.
Or do you mean something different with "boot screen"?

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Hi, a few questions

Can anyone help me find out why my pc keeps crashing? I'm not sure what info to provide other than hardware specs and the fact that it always crashes when I play Tibianic.org's custom Tibia client... It even does it sometimes when I'm just web browsing, listening to music, messing with files.. It will lock up and give me a green screen full of bars. Or the monitor goes to sleep and system locks up, I used to be able to put it in hibernate and bring it out of its locked up state but not anymore, button doesn't respond.

Also, if I don't wait at login screen for 20 seconds it will freeze at the desktop after I log in and computer completley locks up

Thirdly, Upon boot-up, there is an invalid path for vista which I had on a partition which I am not sure how to get rid of.

Computer is about 4 years old and put together myself (been crashing since soon after I put it together but not any where near as often as now)

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Firefox fully updated
Java disabled
adobe updated
.netFW updated
visual c++ installed, updated
OS: windows xp 32 bit home edition sp3 fully updated
directx installed and updated

start up programs:
x-mouse button control

disk check ran recently no problems
disk defrag not in a while
299 gb of storage left
empty 45gb partition (used to have vista on it)
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A:XP freezes upon login, system locks up 3-6 times per day (screen also hibernates), invalid boot path

This sounds like a graphics card/driver problem:
"4830 radeon hd 512mb (sapphire, fully updated) amd [email protected] maxed out
graphics set for performance"...
Try lowering the graphics settings or replacing this video card

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Firstly, my system specs are on my profile

I got a new ram stick for my PC.

Here's the link from where I bought it:Flipkart: Corsair DDR3 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) PC RAM (CMV4GX3M1A1333C9): Ram

So I put it in and booted up the computer. Worked fine till the welcome screen of windows7. I then logged in and after the startup processes were loaded, I got a blue screen of death. Got it couple more times when I booted it up. After that the screen never gave any BSOD. Just kept freezine. This kept happening again and again. I thought it might be because my older corsair ram sticks could be conflicting with this one. So I booted it with the new stick only. Same freezing of screen. So it definitely isn't conflicting RAMs.

I decided to see if the problem is with the stick or some driver issue. So I booted into Ubuntu and am currently typing through it. Been using it since a couple of hours and is working fine. So this definitely is a windows issue with the RAM stick as windows works fine if I remove the new stick.

Also, windows works fine in safe mode with the new stick too. Any idea what is the issue here? I'll be posting the minidumps of the BSOD in a short while.

Right now I'm installing virtual box on ubuntu and installing win7 on it to see if the problem can be simulated or not.

Any help will be appreciated.


A:Got a RAM. Windows just freezes on boot.

Please provide this info and we'll see if we can get to the bottom of this quickly: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

FWIW - if the system works without problem in Safe Mode and doesn't work properly in normal mode - then it's most likely a 3rd party program/driver causing your issues. Try a clean boot to see if you can figure out the 3rd party problem that way: How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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Formatted my computer the other day. Reinstalled windows XP home. Most of the time when I turn on the computer, it will freeze during the windows loading screen (the black screen with the windows logo, and the load bar below it). I noticed that my HDD physically stops running when it freezes, the hard drive LED indicator on my case shows that it just stops completely. I can also hear a quiet click inside the computer as it stops running.

My first guess was that the hard drive was bad, but I have tried several drives, all getting the same problem. I can enter windows in safe mode, but only that. Trying to load up 'last known good settings' doesn't usually work.

As of right now, my only guess is that it could be a driver thats causing these problems. I have reinstalled many times over the past 2 days as I tried to solve this myself. On my current install, I have put on very little, so I can try to narrow down what could be the problem. I installed my mobo drives that came on disc with the mobo itself wich is a asus A8N-SLI premium, I installed a video driver for my ati x1800 xl (yea yea, i know, ati card in a SLI mobo, i know i cant set it up in sli but it works fine). I have gone to on the net and got updated bios and mobo drivers. Last driver I installed was the driver for my sound card, using the driver disc that came with the sound card itself.

This freezing problem only happens during loading, and it only happens, most of the time, the few times I have gotten i... Read more

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I have a Windows XP installation that is unable to boot due to virus infection. I have been able to remove the viruses in safe mode, but after rebooting the system just shows a blank screen. Booting in safe mode stops after loading isapnp.sys.

I've read that I could get the system working again by replacing isapnp.sys and pciide.sys from the windows xp installation media in recovery mode. The problem is the computer came preinstalled with Windows XP home and I don't have the original installation medium.

I have a Windows XP PRO cd that contains these files but I was wondering if fixing the system with these files will cause any problems ?

A:windows freezes on boot

Hi Dsfaa, Using the pro disk might work as the files that are corrupted are pretty much the same.

Make sure you run the correct repair so that you do not lose the data on your hard drive. The correct repair will basically just rewrite the corrupt files. Let me know if you need help with the repair.


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Hello! I'm new here. (I'll post my intro in the proper place). I'm not exactly sure where to put this since I'm not sure if my problem is a Windows 7 problem or a hardware problem.

Here's what's happening:

Sometimes the computer will boot up to Windows but then it freezes and has to be rebooted and then if that happens it will either freeze on the bios menu screen or a black screen with a flashing cursor will show up telling me to insert proper boot disk press a key, etc. Going into safe mode only causes it to load partway and freeze and when I tried to do a system restore/reinstall from the system restore manager it gave me an error and said "We cannot restore your computer using system restore...yadda yadda..."

We took it into a computer shop here in town where I live, (Spokane, Wa. The store is called Abacus Computer Repair) and the first time they kept it for two days, blew some dust out of the insides and took a bunch of viruses off and installed a new virus/maleware blocker/scanner and gave it back saying it was working fine.

We got it home and it wasn't three seconds into it that we realized nothing had been fixed at all. We took it back and they kept it for over a week and finally called us to tell us that they can't boot into windows either and that there is nothing they can do to fix it. It's broken beyond repair and that we'd be better off throwing it away and buying anew computer. That the viruses... Read more

A:PC Sometimes Won't Boot to Windows & Freezes

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After the latest upgrade to the latest Windows Build my computer freezes up on bootuo.....EVERYTIME it gets to the screen with the 4 blue squares and the little dots go around for a second then freeze up in the same position everytime. I then have to do a hard shut down....and then restart it and then it boots up just fine....this happens identically EVERYTIME for the last several days. Any help out there ???

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