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Frequent BSOD and missing "Starting Windows" screen

Q: Frequent BSOD and missing "Starting Windows" screen

Hi,

I've been getting a few BSODs recently with the error "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA", and I have also noticed that when I start my computer, nothing shows up until the login screen shows so I can't boot in safe mode. I don't know what to do-please help!

-Rixterz

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Preferred Solution: Frequent BSOD and missing "Starting Windows" screen

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A: Frequent BSOD and missing "Starting Windows" screen

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Computer info: Toshiba Satellite L555D-S7005,
Processor: AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile M520 2.30 GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
Windows: 7 Professional, Service Pack 1

My problems began probably a year ago. Started having BSOD's regularly with startup issues. Nothing I tried fixed anything. Had it in a shop where the first time I was told he "fixed some things" and seemed to be working for about a week and a half when it went back to BSOD's and startup problems (getting stuck at the "starting Windows" screen, etc). Took it back to shop where they wiped it and replaced Windows. Within a few weeks I was back to the same issues. At this point I actually just put the thing away and solely used my husbands computer. Last week after not touching my laptop for several months I had to use it due to a major accident with my husbands. The thing worked perfectly for 9 days, PERFECTLY. Then it started randomly shutting down with no rhyme or reason. After a couple of times doing that it started getting stuck at the "starting Windows" screen and wanting to run Startup Repair.

With Startup Repair I get: Startup Repair cannot fix problems with this info:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 77
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: NoRootCause
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A:BSOD, random shutdown, stuck at "Starting Windows" screen, etc

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I didn't think the list of errors I got would fit the title. I also figure that posting a log isn't possible because I can't properly boot into windows. Anyways, a bit of backstory. For the past few days my PC has been behaving oddly. It would take much longer than usual to begin booting, usually 10-15 seconds for the first screen to appear. At times my PC would refuse to recognize any GPU but my onboard one, which could only be repaired by resetting to my Fail-Safe Defaults in BIOS. When booting, I would sometimes receive attempts by my PC to run a disk check on my HDD, but would receive an error concerning software stopping it (and it persisted, even with antivirus off). I intended to do a system restore, but failures with it working in the past lead me to put it off. And yesterday, everything booted up fine, miraculously; no long boot-up, my GPU being detected, no disk check. So I naively believed that my problems had been resolved.

Then this morning, the same things begin happening again. Long boot up, only my onboard card being detected, etc. When I attempted to perform the same fix as before via BIOS, I was instead met with a BSOD after the first Windows splash screen (the black one, not the all blue one). Here are the errors as I wrote them down.

*** STOP: 0x0000000000190494, 0xfffffa80033d03a0, 0xffffffffc0000102, 0x0000000000000000

Nothing appeared after this and I'm sort of at a loss for the meaning. Will running a system repair fix this?

A:BSOD after "Starting Windows" screen, receive STOP: 0x

This is all i can really gather from what you have written can you please attach some dump files.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions


Code:
0x0000000000190494

Bug Check 0x24: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM - This indicates a problem occurred in ntfs.sys , the driver file that allows the system to read and write to NTFS drives.

Run Chkdsk /f /r in Command Prompt to detect and resolve any file system structural corruption. You must restart the system before the disk scan begins on a system partition.

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My system has continually played up since I bought it about 5 weeks ago.
My very first power up gave me three blue screen crashes with a "cpu fan error" and 2 beeps on POST. The system was bought overclocked (from 3.2 to 4 GHz) and I assumed this was the problem but during most of these crashes the BIOS reverted to default settings and still produced errors.
Eventually one of the BSODs corrupted my windows installation so I was forced to reload windows and was told by my suppliuer to run MemTest - this gave no errors after 2 hours so the computer was returned for inspection.
It was returned to me fairly promptly (not a good sign!) after the bios had been reset (same as I had done on numerous occasions) and tested without fault for 24 hours.
Guess what happened when I powered up - yes the dreaded BSOD after the " starting windows" screen appeared.
The BSODs vary and include stop:0x24, 0x50 and 0x3b errors. I also am now getting blank screens regularly after the starting windows message and the only way to get over this is to power down and restart. Once up and running the computer nearly always performs OK - it is just the starting phase that gives a problem.
I have tried many of the suggestions listed on this thread including reseating all connectors, memory sticks, video card, adjusting ram voltage , dram frequency, updated the bios, reloading windows (three times so far) without effect.
I have just ordered some different ram to try bu... Read more

A:BSOD after "starting windows" startup screen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ColWar


My system has continually played up since I bought it about 5 weeks ago.
My very first power up gave me three blue screen crashes with a "cpu fan error" and 2 beeps on POST. The system was bought overclocked (from 3.2 to 4 GHz) and I assumed this was the problem but during most of these crashes the BIOS reverted to default settings and still produced errors.
Eventually one of the BSODs corrupted my windows installation so I was forced to reload windows and was told by my suppliuer to run MemTest - this gave no errors after 2 hours so the computer was returned for inspection.
It was returned to me fairly promptly (not a good sign!) after the bios had been reset (same as I had done on numerous occasions) and tested without fault for 24 hours.
Guess what happened when I powered up - yes the dreaded BSOD after the " starting windows" screen appeared.
The BSODs vary and include stop:0x24, 0x50 and 0x3b errors. I also am now getting blank screens regularly after the starting windows message and the only way to get over this is to power down and restart. Once up and running the computer nearly always performs OK - it is just the starting phase that gives a problem.
I have tried many of the suggestions listed on this thread including reseating all connectors, memory sticks, video card, adjusting ram voltage , dram frequency, updated the bios, reloading windows (three times s... Read more

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BSOD after "Starting windows" screen.... report is attached.... any help wud be appreciated...

A:BSOD after "Starting windows" screen....

any help...???

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Hello All, unfortunately, I'm back again with more problems. Few weeks ago I ran into some internet problems when I'm not sure are related or not. But that went away and then my compute would freeze and I would have to reboot. After I noticed what was happening I just new BSOD was next. Yesterday was completely fine. I turned the computer on and BSOD after BSOD. I've managed to get into safemode with networking so I can make this post and it's been about.. 30mins and everything seems fine. Also I went into BIOS and heard a BEEP then the computer froze. Going to try to boot normally and see where I get if not I'll be back into safe mode waiting for further help. Thank you.

A:BSOD right after "Starting Windows" screen goes away

It contains no dump file.. Do you know the error on the bsod, or the STOP code (like HIGH_IQRL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL; STOP 0xD1)

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I just built the PC though some parts were old.

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFFFFF880009A98E8, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

A:BSOD after "Starting Windows" screen

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Hello,

There are 3 options in the BIOS of my MB for sATA modes : IDE, AHCI and RAID.

I made a fresh install of 7 pro x64 on a SSD drive but for some reason the sATA mode was set to "RAID" rather than "AHCI" at that time...

Now, I followed the tutorial and changed msahci/start from 3 to 0. IaStorV/start was already set to 0...

Rebooted, entered the BIOS, set sATA mode to "AHCI" -> BSOD during the "starting windows" screen just like before...

Any idea why and how to fix that?

Thanks a lot in advance for your help.
Best,
-a-

EDIT: I also changed the vlaue of pciide/start from 3 to 0 according to this thread:
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-change-s...lling-windows/
Still I get the BSOD upon changing sATA mode from RAID to AHCI in the BIOS...

A:BSOD during the "starting windows" screen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by asheenlevrai


Hello,

There are 3 options in the BIOS of my MB for sATA modes : IDE, AHCI and RAID.

I made a fresh install of 7 pro x64 on a SSD drive but for some reason the sATA mode was set to "RAID" rather than "AHCI" at that time...

Now, I followed the tutorial and changed msahci/start from 3 to 0. IaStorV/start was already set to 0...

Rebooted, entered the BIOS, set sATA mode to "AHCI" -> BSOD during the "starting windows" screen just like before...

Any idea why and how to fix that?

Thanks a lot in advance for your help.


I might be wrong but it seems that you need to install the SATA drivers, just double check.

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hello there, I have some questions, why do I get bluescreen errors, when I start my computer or when I shut my computer down? things that I found on the blue screen is "prl_boot.sys" for sometimes. my computer never got Bluescreen on normal use..

Here's the zip:
SF_19-12-2012.zip

Any answer would be highly appreciated! thank you

A:BSOD on "Starting Windows" and "Shutting Down..."

Run this

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Uninstall Parallels Tools 7.0

From the drivers list Intel Raid StorPort Driver is the oldest driver which dates 2005.

iirsp iirsp Kernel 12/14/2005 5:47:54 AM

update it from here

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx

also your IBM ServeRAID Controller Driver


Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 50, {fffff8b0f9e5ab15, 0, fffff88001c6e826, 5}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for prl_boot.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for prl_boot.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : prl_boot.sys ( prl_boot+2826 )

Followup: MachineOwner
---------

0: kd> !analyze -v
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Problem:

Everything was running fine until yesterday, when my PC crashed with the BSOD giving me the "IRQL not less or equal" error. I ignored it and carried on- which resulted in the computer crashing with "Memory management" blues whenever I started something that was not the browser (It later started crashing on browser start too).

I first thought it was the temperature - Memtest95 and GPUtemp said otherwise.

So I started testing the RAM (taking one DIMM out) with Memtest86- It passed 4 cycles, so I shut the PC down and put the other DIMM in.

When I turned the PC on again, there was no signal sent to my screen, and none to my keyboard (and the HDD light on the front of the case did not start blinking like usual). The fans were running, so I figured something might be wrong with the DIMMs I put in. I removed the graphics card and plugged the screen into the motherboard.

Now the screen gets a signal, background lighting starts up, and then it shuts down to hibernation again. This repeats itself until the machine is shut down manually.

I got no idea what to do.

System specs: http://pastebin.com/DQwejZLx
I can not post the Minidump folder, since the PC can't start and I did not back it up. Sorry.

Thank you for your help.
 

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Hello,

I'm seeking for help here.
Recently, my computer started having BSOD after the "Windows is starting..." screen. It tells me something with MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION.
I know it's something with my video card driver but I can't figure it out since everytime I update my video card driver my screens either either gets black after boot or I get a BSOD with Machine_Check_Exceptionl so I have to go in Safe Mode to uninstall my driver.
I hope someone can help me.

Regards,
Tike

A:BSOD after "Windows is starting..." with "MCE"

safe mode works fine? install "standard VGA graphical adapter" instead. Just as a test.
open "device manager". right click your display adapter->graphics card->upgrade driver. search on computer. pick from list. "compatible hardware". Now select "standard VGA graphical adapter" instead.

Does it boot succesfully afterwards?

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I need help with the problem, startup repair does nothing and neither does starting at last working startup.

A:BSOD on boot after "Starting Windows" BSOD on safe mode startup aswell

Hello and welcome Galore mate some system specs would be really helpful - very hard working with something one knows very little about. System Info - See Your System Specs

However at first look seems like the system is in a mess or the hard drive or other components are going south.

Now just do this if you get a boot then it might narrow the issue/s down a little and you will need toake the bootable disk on another machine.
BOOTABLE UBUNTU
Make a bootable Ubuntu disk Download Ubuntu Desktop | Download | Ubuntu
Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY not INSTALL
When it is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .
Open the drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.
I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.

Just run it until you get the screen ignore the data stuff though it might come in handy later - if this will not boot then something is very wrong.

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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Howdy everybody!
When I hit the Windows & Print Screen keys, it is supposed to generate a picture of my Desktop into a Folder, within Pictures, labelled “Screenshots.”
But there is no such "ScreenShots" folder there!
What should I do? If I simply create a new folder, and label it “Screenshots,” will do that do the trick?  Or is there a more complicated fix?
Your help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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i have a dell xps 400 that i needed to format i got it off a friend and i have a windows service pack 3 disk and when i boot the cd up i get to the screen that shows all the drivers being installed and when it gets to "setup is starting
windows" i get this blue screen error.......



***stop: 0x0000007b (0XF7CAF524, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)



any help would bve much appreciated i am hopeing to get this pc running

A:[SOLVED] "Setup is starting windows" blue screen error

Is this a SATA drive or a EIDE? If it is a SATA drive you may need to enable SATA in the Bios.

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My Windows start-up is pretty decent (after I log-in to my user account). What's taking too long is the "Windows Is Starting Up" screen:

It takes about 5 mins. or so before the log-in screen shows up. Anyway, here's what happened prior to this event:

My Windows XP OS has just been repaired due to a stop error. One of my RAM cards (I have two installed previously) has also been removed because the technician deemed that it was the cause of the stop error.

Now my question is, is it the cause of the slow down? I mean having a smaller RAM? I'm thinking that it could be the cause but I'm having second thoughts because I only had 1 RAM card installed way back but the stalling of the "Windows is starting up" screen never happened. I've had a slow running PC, yes, but I never had to wait that long for the "log-in" screen to show up (10 seconds tops). I only have 6.46 GB free space now which is small but I've had a smaller free space (2 GB) before but then again, the stalling I mentioned has never happened until now.

Any solution to this problem?
 

A:Solved: "Windows Is Starting Up" Screen Takes Too Long To Load

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Hi guys!

So i tried installing windows 7 Home Premium using an empty HDD. The old OS was Vista, and it was located in the same HDD. I managed to install Windows 7 successfully, but when booting after the install it crashed right after the "starting windows" screen. It then gives me the choise between starting the startup repair tool, or to start windows normally. When i run the startup repair tool it can not fix the problem. I've tried different HDD but the problem still persists. The fact that I haven't got a clue what to do really annoys me. In addition it isn't even my own pc. My dad's vista started failing on him. So I figured: Hey, why not install windows 7 using my old disk from a pc I don't use anymore. I appreciate all help.

Specs:

MB: ASUS P5N-D
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600(2.4 GHz)
GPU: XFX GeForce 9800 GTX
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint T166 250GB. (SATA 2)
RAM: Corsair Twin2X 6400 DDR2 (2048 Mb*2= 4096 Mb)
PSU: Corsair (550 W)

A:Unable to get past "Starting windows" screen after Vista to 7 upgrade

Quote:





Originally Posted by pip22


Did you (as is recommended) delete the existing Vista partition first?




It was seperated in two parts. One with Vista in, and one for other files. I cleaned the whole thing, and deleted the part where Vista was located. I think it was seperated into one part with 208 Gigs and one with 25 gigs. The smallest with the OS in. The HDD works on my own computer.

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Last night, I attempted to install a linux distro alongside 7, the installation failed, so I gave up and just rebooted to 7.

It got stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen, so I preformed hard shutdown and when to the "Startup Repair" utility and it attempted repairs, it then said that the repairs were unsuccessful, so I restarted and windows loaded to the desktop. Success! or so I thought...

After a while, I shut my laptop down and went to bed (as you do). When I needed to use it this morning, it wouldn't load past the "Starting Windows" screen again, so I shut it down and restarted and it went the desktop.

A:Occasionally wont load past "Starting Windows" screen

Hi,

Can you access the Advanced boot options?

Advanced Boot Options
Choose Last known Good Configuration



   Tip
Use the up-arrow and down-arrow keys to move the menu’s highlight to Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced), and then press Enter as the mouse won’t work at this screen.


Your computer should load successfully, and Windows 7 will discard the bad configuration and return permanently to the last known good configuration.

Alternatively:

Are you able to restore back to a point to before you tried to install linux distro?

System Restore

Cheers

Dave

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Hi guys!
I'm really in desperate need of more heads to work on this.
I know this is a long post, but it's basically info you're gonna need anyways. Please i need the help - If you don't feel like reading, Just skim over the underlined titles..
I have been trying all sorts of things, since this problem started, yesterday .. And my head feels like it's splitting from all this trial and error, and continuously not working.
I'd consider myself a fairly experienced user, and I've figured out some things already (just not enought to fix) so it should not be too hard helping me - i just hope any of you have any thoughts on this problem. I will do my best to explain every important detail, as well as possible

My specs:
Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
Intel core 2 Duo processor T5550 1.83 GHz
4 gb ram
Laptop
- Connected to Samsung Monitor (might/might not? have something to do with it)

So the story goes: Yesterday afternoon i installed the game "Borderlands". Everything went smooth and started playing it. Without problems i started singleplayer and watched the first cutscenes, HOWEVER right after as i could interact (gamewise) it just froze, and stuttered really, really badly.. That went on for 3 mins or so, while i could not do anything to stop it. Before i did a hard shutdown myself, the computer just restarted.
The actual problem: I get stuck on the "Starting windows" logo/screen

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A:Nvidia driver? is stalling boot at "Starting Windows" screen

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So my computer was left on over night and I wake up and turn on the monitor and the computer was frozen. I re-started it everything is fine. I go on facebook check my email, then it just restarts on me without warning. It gets stuck at the starting windows screen for about 3-5mins then blue screens with a whole screen full of words that shows for about a half a millisecond (I can't read it, but i saw the word memory on there once). After the blue screen, it restarts itself and will do this endless amount of times.

I can't acess safe mode(I don't believe), and i have tried using my 8gig ram, then 6, then 4, then two and then none. If I use none the computer wont start up at all. I can enter BIOS if thats helpful. Please help if you can.

Thanks for your time in advance,
Tyler.

A:Computer crashes and fails to start up at "Starting Windows" screen...

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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Hi guys!
I'm really in desperate need of more heads to work on this.

I know this is a long post, but it's basically info you're gonna need anyways. Please i need the help - If you don't feel like reading, Just skim over the underlined titles..

I have been trying all sorts of things, since this problem started, yesterday .. And my head feels like it's splitting from all this trial and error, and continuously not working.
I'd consider myself a fairly experienced user, and I've figured out some things already (just not enought to fix) so it should not be too hard helping me - i just hope any of you have any thoughts on this problem. I will do my best to explain every important detail, as well as possible

My specs:
Acer Aspire 5920G
Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
Intel core 2 Duo processor T5550 1.83 GHz
4 gb ram
Laptop
- Connected to Samsung Monitor (might/might not? have something to do with it)

So the story goes: Yesterday afternoon i installed the game "Borderlands". Everything went smooth and started playing it. Without problems i started singleplayer and watched the first cutscenes, HOWEVER right after as i could interact (gamewise) it just froze, and stuttered really, really badly.. That went on for 3 mins or so, while i could not do anything to stop it. Before i did a hard shutdown myself, the computer just restarted.


The actual problem: I get stuck on the "Starting windows" logo/screen

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A:Nvidia driver? is stalling boot at "Starting Windows" screen

The first simple thing you can do is take out your graphics card and check for any signs of damage,
I have blown a 6200 and a 8400 before trying to play games not compatible with them. Signs to look for a black marks and such, also check to see if the fan spins when the computer starts up. Try moving your video cable to the onboard graphics, system should work and if it does you need a new graphics card, dont feel bad, your not a gamer till you blow a nividia card

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hi guys, today when i've finished playing the computer, i've used 'shutdown' to turn off my computer, the shutdown process doesn't seem to turn off my computer, so i just waited and waited for 30 minutes, still it was still on the same screen saying "shutting down" with the circle still spinning. so i just turned it off manually by holding the power button until it turns off.
Later on, i decided to get back on, so i turned it on but when it was at the "starting windows" screen, it was stuck there for sooo long! so i waited for a long time but it was still stuck. When i turned it off and on again, a start up repair was offered so i chose that option, it says "loading windows files" after that a blank screen for a long time, still stuck.
I then tried to boot my win7 CD to do a recovery or restore point, but after it was "loading windows files" the starting windows screen appeared again and it was stuck there.

I've googled and searched this forum but all their solution was just startup repair and recovery. can anyone please help me?

Thanks!

A:[Major Problem] Stuck on "starting windows" screen.

Hello duong,

Are you overclocking anything? If so, stop. Can you try blowing out any dust buildup? Perhaps some hardware went out? You might try temporarily replacing some things if you can to see if things stop freezing. Keep trying to do system recovery, etc., but if you can't, you may just have to reinstall. You might wait a bit and see what others have to say before you do.

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I am helping out a friend by re-installing Windows 7 on his laptop. Unfortunately the laptop had been infected beyond repair by a virus/malware and would not boot past bios.

When installing Windows 7 x32, I make it to the "Setup is starting..." screen and it does not continue. It is not the disk as I have used the same one to install it on my laptop. The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1545 with 4gb of ram and 500gb HDD space.
Please help!
 

A:Windows 7 installation hangs at "Setup is starting..." screen

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When booting the laptop (XP, SP 3) is stuck at the "Windows is starting up" window.

First, the log-in screen (where you enter user name and password) pops up only for less than a second, than it beeps and the screen disappears. (Usually this screen stays on and I change the user name from "administrator" to a different user name.)

I can start the laptop in the save mode, but I cannot switch to a different user (I guess this is normal). I would like to backup files (stored under the user name). Is there any way to switch users in the safe mode?

What can I do get over the stuck "Windows is starting up" screen?

I cannot go online with the laptop - the Wifi network is not working / not showing up at all (is this normal in the safe mode?)

This is a friends laptop I borrowed- my laptop has major issues as well 6666666 Virus/Malware/overwrites everything
After the major issues with my laptop I installed and run Malwarebytes on my friends laptop just in case. The software found nothing. Zonealarm and Avira are installed and were always up to date.

I'm really desperate! Now the second laptop is down. I feel sooo bad about my friends laptop - Please help me fix it!!!!
Both laptops are running legal Windows XP versions - installed on them when bought.

A:[SOLVED] stuck at"Windows is starting up" screen -2nd laptop down

Can you get into the Administrator account via "safe Mode"? Do you have a Windows XP CD? You might need it.

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Hey guys currently using home premium 32bit but got pro upgrade 64 bit so had to do the custom install from booting with the disk

I choose the language, keyboard layout etc, choose custom install, pick the hard drive and it goes to the installing screen.

When part 2 of the install screen is almost done it said installation will continue after the computer restarts.
After it restarts, it just stays on the "starting windows" screen and the windows logo never shows. It wa son there for hours. I restarted by pressing the restart button and it continued back on the step 2 and them same thing, restart and then continue later but now the screen is just stuck on the "starting windows" screen.

Any ideas????

Thanks

A:Custom setup stuck on "starting windows" screen

Never mind, I unplugged things and it's all good

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Hello, all. I'm flirting with my sanity and have decided to finally reach out for help. I have been googling and searching these forums for the better part of 26 hours, yielding little in the way of results. I'm also browsing/typing with my cell phone; you might imagine nerve endings....

Anyhow, here's the story: OS is W7 x64 Ulti. oem disk in possession. Yesterday, I formatted c: then attempted to install OS. It installs without a hitch. After restart, process continues until right after "windows Is starting" display. The screen then goes black. The HDD activity LED goes to its intermittent blinking for system idle.

Attempting to restart via the smaller restart button case more often than not freezes machine. Using power button to cycle, same results all the way to the aforementioned screen.

In previous installation, I was dual booting Linux which lends to my suspicion of a corrupt MBR.

Startup recovery states that I may have plugged in some sort of peripheral - that's not the case though. I think it was referring to an instance when someone might leave in some sort of flash drive. Again, not the case.

I'm no where near a seasoned IT professional, but I've attempted everything that I know.

Diskpart shows two volumes and two partitions. The allotted sizes are correct, but it also states that both are "Primary " now, I wouldn't know any better, but I thought I would see the system partition read just that, system. Nevertheless... Read more

A:fresh install, stalls right after "windows starting" screen. mbr?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nicksil


Hello, all. I'm flirting with my sanity and have decided to finally reach out for help. I have been googling and searching these forums for the better part of 26 hours, yielding little in the way of results. I'm also browsing/typing with my cell phone; you might imagine nerve endings....

Anyhow, here's the story: OS is W7 x64 Ulti. oem disk in possession. Yesterday, I formatted c: then attempted to install OS. It installs without a hitch. After restart, process continues until right after "windows Is starting" display. The screen then goes black. The HDD activity LED goes to its intermittent blinking for system idle.

Attempting to restart via the smaller restart button case more often than not freezes machine. Using power button to cycle, same results all the way to the aforementioned screen.

In previous installation, I was dual booting Linux which lends to my suspicion of a corrupt MBR.

Startup recovery states that I may have plugged in some sort of peripheral - that's not the case though. I think it was referring to an instance when someone might leave in some sort of flash drive. Again, not the case.

I'm no where near a seasoned IT professional, but I've attempted everything that I know.

Diskpart shows two volumes and two partitions. The allotted sizes are correct, but it also states that both are "Primary " now, I wouldn't know any better, but I thought I would ... Read more

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Hello,

I just finished building my computer the other day and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit edition. The install went great and the computer is amazingly fast, but I am less than impressed with the boot time.

I have windows installed on two Corsair Force GT 60 GB Solid State Drives in RAID 0 configuration. The motherboard is a GIGABYTE G1. Sniper and the processor is an i7 990X. As I said, I am very impressed with the performance once the computer is on, but it takes ages to get there. I had some trouble with it stalling at the "Verifying DMI Pool Data..." for about 30 seconds each boot. That seems to have been fixed when I cleared the board and reconfigured BIOS. The problem I am having now is that when Windows begins to load, it says "Starting Windows" (right before the logo flies in). It will sit at that screen for over a minute before it starts to animate. It only takes about 5 seconds to load after the animation starts. No problems after that.

I can't figure out what's causing this. It does change depending on the BIOS settings. It did not always do this. I have been messing with them so much to try to isolate what's causing it but I cannot.

Any ideas?
Thanks

A:Computer hangs at "Starting Windows" screen for over one minute.

As your GIGABYTE G1. Sniper 1 or 2 has a uEFI BIOS.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

GIGABYTE uEFT BIOS setup: Check your mamual.

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So I have a two years old Dell Inspiron 1564 which has been giving me a lot of trouble. It has however, never been this bad. I turned it off after it kept freezing and lagging and then it wouldn't turn back on. It got to the starting windows screen, had a flash of a blue screen and tried again. I tried to launch startup repair, but it won't do this either. It just shows me the cursor and the blue windows screen. I can move the cursor but that's it. F12 and F2 are not working either. It is kind of urgent so I hope someone can give me some advice here...

Thanks
 

A:Dell Inspiron won't turn on beyond "starting Windows" screen

The hard drive has failed
 

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i have a dell xps 400 that i needed to format i got it off a friend and i have a windows service pack 3 disk and when i boot the cd up i get to the screen that shows all the drivers being installed and when it gets to "setup is starting
windows" i get this blue screen error.......

***stop: 0x0000007b (0XF7CAF524, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

any help would bve much appreciated i am hopeing to get this pc running
 

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I've been working on this problem with people on the BleepingComputer forum for over two months, and while all of their advice has seemed slightly sensible at the time, after replacing EVERY SINGLE PART OF THE COMPUTER save the Seagate-tested, Seagate-passed Seagate hard drive, the CPU, and two of four RAM sticks (which have passed over 80 hours of Memcheck testing)...

...I'm beginning to wonder if the problem isn't at least in part with the advice I've been getting over there.

So, Seven Forums, here's the deal: constant freezing of the "Starting Windows" screen on a relatively fresh install of Windows 7 Pro x64, SP1. "Relatively" fresh in that I've installed all the Windows updates, the newest driver for my graphics card, Chrome, Sublime Text II, Speccy, Dropbox and Keepass.

The BIOS for my motherboard (brand new!) is updated to the latest version.

I have unplugged my Delta 44 sound card on the off chance it is the problem child, but the problem persists, so I'm guessing not.

Here's Speccy:

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/z...tIGFNkAulcqUFt

I used to have hobbies. I'd go for walks with my wife, try to learn to play the banjo, cook stuff. Make small batches of wine.

Now, all I do is work on this infernal box of stinking misery. All I do is run Memtest, run Seagate drive diagnostics, reinstall Windows and occasionally think about taking a sledgehammer to this ******* son of a thousand PETs and just buy a Mac.

So: new forum.... Read more

A:Repeated freezes at Starting Windows screen, "Startup Repair" no good

PantsMasterson
Please check Event viewer to see what is logged there relating to the problem.

Usually freezing is either hardware (ram, etc.) Which you seem to have eliminated or software conflicts.

If you have a BSOD (i know it just freezes) please upload at least one because we can examine the drivers that were loaded leading up to the freezes, etc.

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Event viewer (local) >>> look for errors listed in the last day, week, etc. Then go to the windows log>application tab. Finally the windows Logs>system tabs.

You want to look for all errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

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I've read a similar query but not any of the answers were able to solve my problem.
I have a dell studio 15 laptop (1555) with regular specs windows 7 home premium 64 bit , recently it used to give problems of sudden switch off with flash of a blue screen , the problem was a virus as it also messed with my windows essential antivirus.
Anyhow , so i installed Avast antivirus and run a boot time scan with showed some viruses , the problem is that by mistake i put a windows/temp file into the antivirus chest . After that scan my windows is unable to boot properly.
I firstly tried the suggested option of
1)windows repair but its stuck indefinately on the blue flowers screen with no activity
2)I tried to repair with a bootable copy of windows but its stuck on the point where the windows searches the present os installed , the os is listed there but the curser shows up as the circling one and does not turn normal even after a long time.
3)i tried re-installing windows but the screen is stuck at the point after it prompts you to choose GMT , the screen says "Setup is starting" indefinitely, again the same circling cursor
4)The dell diagnostics when run says that I have hard drive error no. 2000-0146
I followed a post by Greggocker and was able to backup my data using Peppermint live linux os
I also read him suggesting to change settings of BIOS, but problem is that my BIOS(Phoenix A07) Does not have many options to change anything that he said(I may also not be ... Read more

A:Windows 7 installation Stuck on "Starting Setup" Screen-Unabl 2 Repair

  
Quote: Originally Posted by harsh93singh09


I've read a similar query but not any of the answers were able to solve my problem.
I have a dell studio 15 laptop (1555) with regular specs windows 7 home premium 64 bit , recently it used to give problems of sudden switch off with flash of a blue screen , the problem was a virus as it also messed with my windows essential antivirus.
Anyhow , so i installed Avast antivirus and run a boot time scan with showed some viruses , the problem is that by mistake i put a windows/temp file into the antivirus chest . After that scan my windows is unable to boot properly.
I firstly tried the suggested option of
1)windows repair but its stuck indefinately on the blue flowers screen with no activity
2)I tried to repair with a bootable copy of windows but its stuck on the point where the windows searches the present os installed , the os is listed there but the curser shows up as the circling one and does not turn normal even after a long time.
3)i tried re-installing windows but the screen is stuck at the point after it prompts you to choose GMT , the screen says "Setup is starting" indefinitely, again the same circling cursor
4)The dell diagnostics when run says that I have hard drive error no. 2000-0146
I followed a post by Greggocker and was able to backup my data using Peppermint live linux os
I also read him suggesting to change settings of BIOS, but problem is that my BIOS(Phoenix A0... Read more

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Windows 7, after "Starting Windows" stops with a black screen and mouse cursor.

1. I turned on my desktop PC after more than 3 weeks of non use, it was in its package/box. It booted nicely to the desktop but suddenly showed a BSOD and turned off. I turned it on again and it showed a message saying the processor is overheated, so I turned it off, removed the processor to check if there's enough thermal compound. Thermal compound was OK, but the processor was a bit shaky, not well fitted, so I replaced the processor correctly and then powered it on.

2. It detected the change I made and asked what system settings it should load, I chose the default CPU settings, in a haste. I didn't read that message well, unfortunately. It showed the error message that Windows wasn't shutdown properly, I chose to load Windows normally. Chkdsk did a disk check, disk passed and it started "Replacing invalid security ID with default security ID". It then started booting; "Starting Windows" and the next screen was just a blank/black screen with the mouse cursor. It's stopped here for hours. I searched for solutions online and tried almost everything I could think of; Repair with Windows installer, bootrec /fixmbr, bootrec /fixboot, marking the disk active, etc. No success! I cannot boot in any mode!

3. In an attempt to copy my files off the disk, I tried Ubuntu and even installed a new Windows 7 on an unallocated partition on the same disk. The disk was not... Read more

A:Boot: "Starting Windows" then stops with black screen & active cursor

Thee first attempt should be a total dismantle and re-seat ... and then follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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Noteworthy context information: Win7 laptop, stable for a l-o-n-g time...

Two sessions were running (logged-in as two different users, via the "Switch user" option ... because I needed to finish up some work on the web, while the backup ran). I knew this was slightly risky, but never anticipated a BSOD.

First session was a web browser, logged-into the pc as a non-Admin user; second session was Admin, intending to start Windows Backup; BSOD within seconds of starting BACKUP.

ZIP uploaded. System has seemed stable, as usual, since the event (2.5+ days now) ... but my BSODs have been so rare, I didn't want to ignore it.

A:BSOD starting Windows Backup w/2 active "users"

Please try to upload the zip again, there is nothing attached in the post.

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Hello, I got a BSOD while playing a game last night. After restarting my computer and getting past the
"starting windows" screen I got a consistent BSOD immediately after; I am currently forced to use safe mode.

Some computer specs:
Video card: Nvidia GTX 460
OS: Windows 7
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 820 Processor 2.80 GHz
RAM: 8 GB

Here's the BSOD info:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA8009634010
BCP2: FFFFF880073DF14C
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Thinking it was a graphics card driver issue, I rolled back but still got a similar error:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA80092F1010
BCP2: FFFFF880073B2394
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

I've attached logs of the dump files. I plan on putting in an older graphics card and seeing if I can get my computer to start, but I thought I'd post here first.

A:BSOD during game; can't get past "starting windows" anymore

You are correct in that the dumps are blaming your NVidia gfx drivers for the crash, first step would be to uninstall/reinstall the latest drivers using DDU or driver sweeper to clear out

If it still fails try the same again using an older version, if it still fails try your other gpu

Basically what you are doing/have already done

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Hi all,

My computer restarts after "Starting Windows" screen. This problem is not happening every time... Today it happens around three times... Wat cud be the problem... ??? Plz help...

A:System crashes after "Starting Windows" screen... Help...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NRT


Hi all,

My computer restarts after "Starting Windows" screen. This problem is not happening every time... Today it happens around three times... Wat cud be the problem... ??? Plz help...



Memory corruption probably caused by a driver. please run these two tests

1-Memtest.

*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program.

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

2-Driver verifier






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

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

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)&q... Read more

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Hello,

I have had trouble with my laptop for a while now. It is an Acer ASPIRE 5741Z-5433. It worked great for many months, but after a while I broke the LCD screen and had it replaced. After the replacement, the computer itself stopped working. Once I turn it on, it seems to boot normally until it reaches the Starting Windows screen with the turning windows Logo, but right after this, the screen goes black. I've been doing this with an external monitor, because the laptop's LCD screen is having problems again (it's at 0 brightness, cannot see anything unless I focus on the screen for about half an hour and adjust to the light level). I have no idea why this is happening, because I reset the laptop. I know this worked, because if I start in safe mode it says Setup is preparing your computer for first use, before telling me that it cannot be set up in safe mode, which restarts it into the same problem, starting windows then going black. I've searched the forums, and nothing has helped.

Thanks in advance for any useful advice, because I've looked absolutely everywhere and nothing I saw helped.

P.S. Any solutions that require safe mode won't work because windows is not set up anymore. I'm willing to reinstall windows if this is the easiest solution, but Acer never gave me a recovery CD and I don't want to spend $150 dollars or more on something I already own.
 

A:Laptop screen dies after "Starting Windows"

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Hey guys I appreciate you reading this, you have no idea how great having forums like this is where we can help each other out.

I have gotten a virus and within minuets it got worst. My antivirus was not updated and the security was low, so when I got the virus I downloaded malware bytes on my desktop, put it on a USB drive and tried to install it on the laptop, I could not add a USB drive. My next step was to hook the HD up to the desktop and add it that way (the problem with that I had to activate the sata port via bios and when that sata port was activated it would boot that port as master everytime, the weird thing is even if I hooked the desktop sata to the second port it would load the laptop drive first everytime it did not matter what port) This is besides the point, because I dont even think this method will work because like I said in the title the HD will not load past the "Starting Windows" screen, and when in safe mode it will not load all the system files, the malware obviously deleted some important files...

The next step I am going to take is inserting the windows 7 cd and trying a system restore... What do you guys think? Am I at the point where I will loose all of my important files, by doing a reinstallation or is there a way to save those files?

Thanks guys
 

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Hi,

I've searched the board, and although I've found some threads about similar issues, I haven't found a solution/fix I haven't tried yet. So here's my problem:

I have an Acer X1700, CPU is E2200, 4 Gigs of RAM and 1 HD WD640 SATA. No hardware has been changed since I've bought it.

What it does now is booting fine, and it goes as far as the animated Windows logo and then, it restarts. And does the same loop again.

I thought it'd be the HD, so I've mounted it on another machine, checked the integrity, and did a clean Windows 7 install. That didn't help.
I've also removed the BIOS battery. And ended up changing it for a brand new one. Still didn't help.
I did test the memory. First with both modules (2G x 2); then one by one. No results either.

The CPU fan is working fine, so I'd assume it's not a power issue but with these machines, you never know. And since it's a mini-tower and relatively old, I don't have an alternate machine to test each component 1 by 1.

Any input/idea at this point would be welcome.

A:Computer reboots after the "Windows is starting" screen

Hi,

After all, I've changed the RAM and the CPU and that solved the issue.

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I recently bought an external hard drive and usually i remember to unplug it before i start my computer, however this time i forgot. this caused my computer to go to the "starting windows' screen when i booted it up at which point it stayed stuck there until i restarted the pc. at that point it came up with f11 boot menu, f6 quick flash etc. then goes to a screen saying "launch startup repair (recommended) and "start windows normally". If i press start windows normally it just goes back to the starting windows screen and stays stuck there regardless of me removing the external HDD. If i press launch startup repair it say's "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" and comes up with error code "0x0" for all ltests it performs which include check for update, system disk test, disk failure diagnosis. Root cause found: bad hard disk. restoring my system to and earlier date has no effect, and when i open command prompt it shows X:\windows\system32> even though my system had no x drive prior to this event (external hdd is still unplugged at this point). Entering UEFI and changing boot priority between AHCI P0: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3AO and AHCI P2: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222, the only 2 options, had no effect on anything i mentioned above. This has always been an issue with my computer and is not unique to the HDD, ive just always remembered to unplug any usb's. I looked up a lot of fixes on another pc and didn't have any luck, a... Read more

A:Computer stuck at "starting windows" screen

I'm 90% sure all i need to do is get my pc to boot from the D: Drive instead of X: Drive im just not sure how to go about that

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I have windows 7 Home. I restarted my computer to complete an automatic update. After doing so, My computer would remain on the "starting windows" screen for hours.

Overnight, It did load up. However, when it did the was a message at the bottom right hand side of my screen that read: "This version of windows in not genuine" right above the time and date. I also could not click on the start up menu or anything on the task bar. The sound also was not working. There was a red and white "x" by my volume icon.

I had to press the power button on my SONY Vaio (my laptop computer). I loaded from the restore option (this was an option when the computer loaded back up. The other option was to start windows normally.). It did a test and restarted and remained at the same starting windows screen.

I then loaded the computer in safe mode. I tried to restore my computer to a certain date in System restore, but it told me that I did not have a point to start from. I scanned for viruses and etc. and found 1 threat then deleted it.

I am now starting in safe mode with network to see if this allows me to connect to the internet and maybe allow me to do system restore. It's moving very slow right now.

Later today, I plan to obtain a Windows 7 disk to wipe it completely. I do not want to do this, but at this point I Don't Know what to do. Please help me of you have another option.

Thanks
A.J. Sellers

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Hi everyone, this is the first time Iím posting on here so please bear with me.

The situation: HP laptop hangs on "Windows is starting up..." screen for ever and a day! Iíve tried safe mode but its gets to exactly the same point and than doesnít go any further. I havenít tried any other remedies as I thought Iíd seek some advice since Iím not that Ďwith-ití on these technical issues.

I have work on the hard drive that I would really like to be able to recover as otherwise I would have carried out a complete systems reinstall. Is there any way of me being able to do a reinstall and not loose my work?

From the things I've tried I can't even return the settings to the way they were when the laptop worked ok...

All help greatly received...

Thanks
A
 

A:HP laptop hangs on "Windows is starting up..." screen

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Hey this is probably my first time ever creating a thread on troubleshooting something about my PC.okay lets startoff that in the very beginning i had XP and decided to upgrade to win7 ultimate x64. It worked out awesome no problems. Last night i was playing a game and i fell asleep on my bed. i woke up in the middle of the night and shut it down with the power button method. This morning i wokeup and i couldnt get into windows, it just wouldnt boot up. I tried doing the repair, restore, nothing worked. I was just stuck on "Starting windows" screen, it was really random. I tried reformatting with windows 7 thinking it would fix the "starting windows" problem but it just kept getting stuck after the fresh install of windows 7. I've wasted 7 hours of my day just frustrated/pissed trying to see wat can possibly be causing this problem. The thing is i went back to installing XP and it works fine. Which is wat im operating under now. I even tried installing XP and then reformatting with windows 7, and nothing..same exact problem getting stuck on the loading screen after the format was done. Could it be BIOS? I cant think of anything else. Especially when windows XP is working, its not like one of my hardware devices are defected. Its just weird because just last night windows 7 was working fine. I dont know wat couldve went wrong just from the time i shut it down to the next morning when i wokeup and i couldnt get past my loading screen. And about my computer k... Read more

A:Stuck @ "starting windows" screen, everything was FINE!

Hello Electroh0lic, Welcome!

I must confess I am having difficulty understanding your post. No offense intended, could you please try again, this time using proper punctuation and capitalization?

Don't know if this is applicable, but you can try looking in my post http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html to see if anything in there helps.

Thanks,
~Jonathan

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Hi,
Intermittently, I have a problem where the boot up sequence freezes at the Starting Windows logo/screen. I then have to restart the PC, and the only way to get a clean start-up is if I go into the BIOS, and Save Changes and Reset (even if I don't make any changes). The PC might work then for another 1 or 20 boots before the problem recurs again. If I don't go into the BIOS and Save/Reset then it simply refreezes each time.
Have launched start-up repair but it always says it can't repair anything.
Have spoken many times with the retailer and changed a few overclock settings / voltages etc. etc. but no lasting improvement.
Anyone any idea what could be causing such an intermittent fault - and one cured for the next restart by entering/exiting the BIOS?

Specs are:
Intel Core i5 2500K Processor Overclocked to up to 4.8GHz
Asus P8Z68-V LE Motherboard
8GB Corsair PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
Chillblast NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1536MB
120GB Corsair Force 3 Solid State Drive
Sound Blaster Audigy SE PCI
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 

A:Intermittent freeze at "starting Windows" screen

have you tried to boot your computer to safe mode ?
 

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Upon start-up, two options are given: "Start Windows Normally" or "Launch Startup Repair (recommended)".
If the Start Windows Normally option is chosen, then the starting windows screen comes up and stays. If I launch the startup repair option, then I still can not get the problem fixed.
From the Startup Repair Screen however, I can launch command prompt and restore options, how can I fix this, a restore is not really an option because I have not set up a restore point in a while.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank-you in advance.

A:Won't load past "Starting Windows" screen

It's possible that you can't access the actual startup repairs from within Windows itself. You might have to boot from either an installation disk or a previously made system repair disk. And it might take running the startup repair 3 times before all issues are fixed.

Startup Repair

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I did a search for this problem and found a solution that said there should be a file in the c:\ directory called logo.sys that held the BMP picture of the "Starting Windows X"
splash screen displayed during system startup.

I have Windows 98 and this file does not exist on my system, I tried creating a BMP and saving it as this filename but then no splash screen was displayed during system startup! - is it a format issue maybe?
 

A:{SOLVED}Changing the "Starting Windows X" Screen

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