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Moved HD & Frozen Activation Screen on Boot

Q: Moved HD & Frozen Activation Screen on Boot

My parents have an old Compaq running Windows XP that has a power issue, but I just wanted to make sure the internal Samsung HD was okay, so I pulled it from the Compaq and installed it into an empty bay in my Dell running Windows 7. Everything seemed fine, as I was able to boot the Dell as usual running Windows 7 and the Samsung disk showed up as Drive F.

No calamities, all of their files are there, but I'd rather them boot the Dell computer using their original drive so that they don't have to sift through my drive to get to their applications.

But when I tried to boot the machine using the Samsung drive, I was sent to a Windows Activation screen:


Windows Product Activation

This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on. Do you want to activate Windows now?

Yes No

Thing is, the keyboard and mouse are frozen on that screen and I can't even click "Yes."

Also, this drive was running earlier in the week and they've been running this version of Windows on this drive for years, it's not a new product activation, so I'm not sure why I would even need to activate.

I am not sure, but it is likely an OEM version of XP on this drive, the Compaq had the OEM sticker labeled Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

Not sure if it's bootable from another system, but Id like to try so that my parents don't have to go through Windows 7 to access their older programs that they regularly use.

Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Compaq 5100?
Samsung 250g internal SATA
Win XP (OEM?)

Dell Dimension e520 w/WD 320g internal SATA
Win 7 Home

Preferred Solution: Moved HD & Frozen Activation Screen on Boot

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

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

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

A: Moved HD & Frozen Activation Screen on Boot

When you install a Hard Drive to a computer and install an OS it takes a snapshot of the hardware and installs drivers for that motherboard and chipset. If you remove that hard drive from the motherboard and put it on another board, when the computer boots the hard drive looks for that hardware to boot if it doesn't find it, it will BSOD, or do what your going through. You can do a Repair Install on this drive to let it install the chipset drivers for this particular motherboard and you shouldn't loose any data. But you may need to reactivate it since this isn't a Compaq motherboard.

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Hey, My names Mr_LeE,

ive just purchased a new pc, and it seems to be having a weird booting screen problem..

it gets to the screen b4 the hdd scanning, although i dont think its the hdd's that are the problems.

first it saids

bla bla 256mb gfx card g force,

then continues to the intel main processor intel core CPU stats 2.40GHz(266x9)

it then testes the ram saids ok,

then the options at the bottom of the screen appear..

<DEL> BIOS setup / Q Flash <F9> Express Recovery <F12> Boot Menu

then it just freezes there :S..

i cant press anything on the keyboard or anything.. i just thought mabe i could just go in the bios and it would be fixed but it seems to be frozen or something.. zzzz

if anyone could help, id be greatly appreiated !

thanks for reading


A:Frozen On Boot Screen? help

[-Steve-] said:

Have you tried to rest the BIOS (CMOS), this is a good place to start. To do this first remove the main power cable from the power supply. There is a jumper on the motherboard that will clear the CMOS, the manual will explain how to use this jumper. Alternatively if you cannot work this out leave the main power cable unplugged and remove the battery from the motherboard. The battery should be removed for at least 10 seconds.Click to expand...

im trying it now mate

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Hi guys. My
Computer has recently started to give me some seriouse problems. It started when I went to open up safari browser and and then my computer went to a blue screen with no text or anything. I then tryed to reboot the computer in safe mode and it then froze up on a black screen after entering my password. I then tryed to restart my Computer regularly and run sfc /scannow and it told me It found corrupt files, but was unable to fix the problem, then froze to the same Blue screen as before. Now it's just a repeating process and my computer keeps freezing on a random colored screen after I try to boot in safe mode or anything else. What could be the problem here?

I'm on a Sony vaio laptop and can't give any other details because I can't keep the computer running long enough to check, but I'm running windows vista home premium 32bit.

A:Computer frozen screen after boot

Reasons for frozen screen
Here are my solutions to freezing, and an excellent article, which I hope is of some help
Go to search type device manager and look for any yellow warning markers
Download and run malwarebytes, a full scan after you update
Run antivirus scan
Check memory with memtest86
Make sure that you are not over heating.
Try in safe mode; report back if it works properly.
Try a clean boot
Make sure PSU is working properly
If overclocking, restore to original
Test hard drive at company website.
Test in safe mode, does it still happen?
Try with clean boot..

See if you have the dump reports
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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hey today i decided to go onto my computer and for some reason i cant get past the boot up screen. i Use an asus A8N-SLI ive tried pressing delete to enter setup and it still hasent done anything and i cant reformat it because i need to get past the boot up to do it. Please help

A:Frozen on Asus boot up screen

Try clearing the system's CMOS. To do this, you can either use the jumper, or remove the CMOS battery. When doing this, make sure there is no power going to the system.

If this doesn't work, the next step would be to start testing your hardware. The easiest place to start here would be testing your RAM sticks. If you have multiple sticks of RAM, take all but one module out of the machine. Test each of them one at a time.

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eMachine 6216 being reimaged, rebooted to frozen eMachine splash screen, won't POST,
No F keys respond. CMOS battery pulled, replaced: same thing.

Update: Pulled HD power, can enter BIOS setup, even boot a disk. This supposedly means HD is bad, however HD will start up when slaved to another PC.

Swapped cables with known-good OD which had just booted disk, HD still blocks POST, freezing at Emachine screen.

Solution: Next I swapped in a known-good HD and it started up so I knew prob had to be limited to the HD. But since it started up in the other machine it didn't seem to be a bad HD. Could it be that HD (boot) code might be blocking this BIOS from even POSTing? I wanted to test this so slave the HD again to the other machine and Cleaned it with Diskpart.

Sure enough when returned to the eMachine it allowed BIOS to post, so I booted installer and reinstalled 7. Since it was during reimaging that this boot code apparently futzed the BIOS the image is getting deleted. And I thought I'd gotten a copied image to reimage over the network - wrong!

A:Frozen BIOS Boot screen

Fascinating stuff Greg.

So the question that pops into my head is: what is the bios reading from the hard drive that could be affected by a disk image?
I was unaware that the BIOS could/would read any data from the drive. I was under the impression it only read the info from the firmware.

To the laboratory Igor!

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I started my computer the other day and it was frozen on the XP home screen loading page. I tried numerous times over and over it gives the option of Last Known Good Configuration, Safe Mode, Normal Mode, etc. Ive tried them all and they all freeze before reaching the login. I tired system recovery option still it freezes. I even did one of the last stages of trying (next to buying a new computer) I bought a new HD and XP home i installed it and the last page were it says "Now Starting Windows XP" it freezes on that screen.
Ive read through other similar forums just barely and think i might try removing the battery or the jumpers but im just hoping there isnt a shorted circuit on the motherboard preventing the final stages of booting

Please help thanks!


A:Boot Fail - Frozen Xp Screen

I don't see where removal of the battery or the changing of jumpers will help here.By replacing the HD you have eliminated that piece of hardware, but have you tested the RAM yet?If there are two pieces of RAM you could always remove one and see if this issue persists. If it does, swap the pieces and try again. This would identify which piece of RAM is defective, if any.If you care to test the memory:Microsoft Memory DiagnosticMemtest86EDIT: If the RAM tests ok, then you need to disconnect all drives from the motherboard. Try to boot. You should get a messages similar to: Can't find the HDD. Then connect the HD and try again. If it boots, reconnect another piece of hardware etc until you can isolate the offending piece.

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i have latitude e5520 i5 ,and it got a problem , when i turn on the pc the circular dell logo picture get frozen and i cannot enter the bios settings , i tried to remove the battery -check out the ram -removing the hard drive but with no result
please help if someone run into a similar issue

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I have a western digital 160 gb sata hard disk. Few days ago one of my drives gone bad and there was a error showing a msg about I can't access the drive. I had to format it. I recovered my drive but lost the data. After a few days another drive gone bad same way. Suddenly one I started my pc and the bios screen showed up but it stuck on the boot screen. Since then it's not starting. Another thing I noticed is the hard disk is getting very hot very quickly. I don't know what happened to the Harddisk. A friend of mine tried low level format but was unsuccessful. I can't past the boot screen in any way. It stuck with the black dos screen. No msg nothing. I have checked everything is ok in my pc. This is the second time I lost my hard disk. Can anybdy tell me what has happnd or what is cause? Is there anything I'm doing wrong or wrong with my room. Pls if there is any tips on how I can protect my hard disk so that I will not lost one in future tell me? I'm really fustrated with it. (Also can anyone tell me how to perform a low level format? )

A:Frozen on boot screen!! hard disk problem

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Hey guys, after having a perfectly working laptop with Windows 10, I just tried to boot up my 9350, and I got this screen after 2 seconds: http://i.imgur.com/Cn2PPPG.png
Restarted a few times, which didn't help. I've tried to get to the bios during bootup, and I managed to get to:http://i.imgur.com/TCAWJWx.jpg
Where I can navigate, but only in that tiny bar on the screen. Which makes it impossible basically.
Has anybody had this issue before?
Any idea how to fix this?
I've got the latest Dell bios installed (updated 3 days ago)

A:XPS 13 9350 Boot Crash, Screen Frozen With Millions Of Colors

How to Run the Laptop LCD Built-in Self Test:

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My computer doesnt load up, doesnt progress any further than the Gigabyte utilities splash screen. I cannot open the CD drive, and pressing the keys on my keyboard does nothing. However, if I press the caps lock before turning my computer on, THEN the green light on the caps lock appears. Pressing the hotkeys, such as TAB for access to the BIOS, or F12 for utility program does nothing.

To give some background, I had been playing a game and had a tv show from the internet running in the background.

My system was running slow, and then seemed to have totally frozen. I waited 5 mins for it to resolve itself. It didn't. I tried task manager, and Ctl+Alt+Del to no avail.

I then, in desperation turned the power off at the mains.

PPS: I have left the computer for approx 4 hours to see if it was just running slowly. Sadly, no such luck.

Since then, I cannot even access Windows or anything.

Please help!

PS: This is a desktop computer I am referring to.

A:Computer is frozen when loading Windows, frozen at the Gigabyte Utilities screen


doesnt progress any further than the Gigabyte utilities splash screen. I cannot open the CD drive

This signifies a hardware problem. When you power up the computer can you press the eject button for the CD drive? Does the tray open? Does the light on the CD drive light or blink? on the Gigabyte screen can you enter Setup (Bios) usually by pressing the Del key?
If not, then shut down the computer and unplug all drives (CD/DVD, HDD's, Floppy etc) and start the computer. Can you get into the Bios? If not, then you may have a failing Power Supply Unit. Try testing with another.

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I got some silly bug that messes with my google, redirecting anything I search for when I click on the provided results...anyways, Major Geek recommended a series of scans so as to try to clean up my computer. Combofix was one of them, so I installed and ran it, per your instructions, very carefully. It has made it to "Completed Stage_47" but now is frozen, or at least it hasn't moved for about forty minutes. The cursor is still blinking.

I'm not sure what to do now, I now know that it can really mess up a computer, and I don't have my hard drive backed-up. I am writing this from another computer, of course.

thank you thank you thank you

A:combofix frozen/ Moved

Hello katebangAs no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS unless a log is specifically requested.Ugh! not a pretty situation you have there katebang.For others reading this topic, please note that ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert." It is NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.Running ComboFix by yourself is like performing open heart surgery on yourself--the scalpel and other surgical tools that is ComboFix is meant to be wielded by a highly trained surgeon only in emergencies or dire circumstances. When the surgeon is thru s/he leaves the room. So combofix should be removed from a system once it has accomplished its job, unlike an AV that is there to protect you from future infections.. . . CF does make some alterations to your system if you run it. Even if you had no malware removed and run the uninstall command, some things may be different now on your system. I can tell you that one thing is that all your restore points will be flushed out and a new one created. There is a good reason to do that when you ... Read more

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Hope somebody out there can help me as I've run out of ideas.....possibly might have picked up a Virus from facebook but I'm not certain.My system started to run slowly a few days ago and a Security centre 2011 box suddenly appeared..wouldn't allow me to open Malwarebytes or access system restore.
I powered down the PC and restarted but a black screen with a flashing cursor appeared before disappearing with the numbers lock light illuminating.
Restarted the PC and F8 into safe mode but system stalls at: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\Mup.sys
Restarted PC again and loaded recovery disc which starts to run but subsequently stops with technical codes showing: 0x0000007B (0xF898A640/OxC0000034/0x00000000/0x00000000).
Don't know if I'm every going to get my system back.....much appreciate anyone's help on this!!
(My PC is Sony Vaio VGC-M1 with Windows XP Home edition)

A:Frozen Black Screen/Unable to boot into Safe Mode....can't recover system..Help!!!

Hello and to the BC forums.

Please sit tight and be patient.

I have requested that an experienced helper who specialises in malware-related un-bootable computers respond to your topic.

Thank you.

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I have the same problem as the other thread. Unable to restore, go into safe mode, or task manager. I just got black screen with moveable cursor. When load restore cd, it just loading windows files and back into black screen with cursor. I have followed the instruction from previous threat but i'm stuck after loading the burn image cd. This is the thread that i tried to followed: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405525.html

Download GETxPUD.exe to the desktop of your clean computer

•Run GETxPUD.exe

•A new folder will appear on the desktop.

•Open the GETxPUD folder and click on the get&burn.bat

•The program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and upon finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.

•Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.

•Next download driver.sh to your USB drive

•Also Download Query.exe to the USB drive. In your working computer, navigate to the USB drive and click on the Query.exe. A folder and a file, query.sh, will be extracted.

•Remove the USB & CD and insert them in the sick computer

•Boot the Sick computer with the CD you just burned

•The computer must be set to boot from the CD

•In some computers you need to tap F12 and choose to boot from the CD, in others is the Esc key. Please consult your computer's documentation.

•Follow the prompts

•A Welcome to xPUD screen will appear

•Press File

•Expand mnt

•sda1,2... Read more

A:Frozen Black Screen/Unable to boot into Safe Mode....can't recover system..Help!!! i got the same problem from...

FWIW: Using a malware topic of someone else...as a guide to solving issues...is probably not the way to go.

If you have malware issues, I suggest that you initiate a proper topic at the appropriate malware forum.

Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html


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I have a HP computer with Windows XP. I was not having any trouble at first, but now when my desktop is finished loading and I try to click on an icon nothing happens, and when I try to click on the start button there is an large egg timer icon showing. So far I tried to fix the problem in safe mode, I tried to repair this problem with the windows xp repair option, and I also tried to fix this problem by loading the operating system to its last known good configuration. I tried all of these steps, but they didn't help. The only thing I can use now is (Ctrl+Alt+Del) task manager, my mouse, and the command prompt through task manager.
I really need help.

A:Solved: windows desktop frozen [moved from XP]

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Blue screen comes up and thats as far as you get just keeps reloading same screen and can't get to safe mode. Is there a virus  causing this?Mod Edit moved to XP from AII. ~~ boopme

A:MOVED...Blue Screen Unmountable Boot Volume

What is your Operating System and what were you doing before this started?

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I'm having a major problem with my PC. When I switch my PC on I hear 1 beep, my motherboards manufacturer's name pops on screen for a couple of seconds (Gigabyte) Motherboard, then one final screen with a black background and lots of white text on; after this screen passes, I'm left with a solid, black screen.

I have never had an issue with this before. I cannot boot into safe mode after hitting F8. However, I am given the option to when I hit this key. But I?m left with a black screen.

I've removed the computer from the mains, swapped the ram chips over, and replaced; I have cleaned the fans and removed the computer from the mains.

I use this machine for gaming, and have been incredibly reliable for the last 5 years.

The system specs are:
500W PSU.
NVidia Gefore 9600GT 512MB graphics card.
2x 2GB DDR2 RAM.
Can't remember the processor, but is decent for the games I play, and as I say, have not had a problem in the last 5 years.

None of my components are over clocked, nor have I ever tried.

NOTE: The last thing I did before the failure, a message popped up on my taskbar (A fake scanner) telling me I had hundreds of infections, quickly ended its process, ran malware bytes and deleted my temp files. After MWB completed, I restarted my computer. So it could very well be virus related?

Any help on resolving this problem would be greatly appreciated.


EDIT: When I read the MWB log, it actually said there were no infections of any typ... Read more

A:Windows Won't Boot - Black Screen [Moved from General Security]

Am I correct in assuming that you have windows XP?

Computer stops responding with a black screen when you start Windows XP

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I'm running W2K on an

AMD Athlon XP 1800+
512MB memory
gForce3 gfx card
200GB Seagate Ultra
Soundblaster Audigy

I just ran into a problem that I've not encountered before with any of my systems.

After a couple of hours of inactivity on my system, the system froze completely. I had to reset it because I couldn't reboot via the normal graceful ways. Anyway, when I did this, I heard a series of 2 short beeps followed by another series of maybe 8 regular beeps and I had no display. The funny thing is when I went to start it up again the next day, it came up, but the clock was wrong and after being able to type only a few characters, it froze up again. I might mention that although the frozen cursor problem happened intermittently initially, the problem got worse when I downloaded the recommended nVidia driver patch (Version: 61.77)...now I can't keep the system up long enough to test anything.

That's pretty much it...Oh, I looked in the documentation re: the beeps (to attempt to decipher them) and there's nothing...not in the book, nor on the mainboard CD.

Any ideas?


A:Frozen Cursor...Frozen Screen

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I searched. I know that with XP/7/8/8.1 (and Server OS'es) changing substantial hardware would trigger a reactivation message however this was a legit (free) upgrade from 8.1 Pro x64 to 10 Pro x64. I had a hardware issue with the computer the OS was initially installed on so I moved everything over to a different computer and now its yelling at me to re-activate. I've fixed the machine it was initially running in and tried to put it back but its still yelling at me to activate.

What is the solution? Did I void some MSFT TOC or License by moving the OS to another machine and therefore I'm SOL?

A:Moved OS/HDD to different machine - now getting activation notice

Originally Posted by 10userNYC

I searched. I know that with XP/7/8/8.1 (and Server OS'es) changing substantial hardware would trigger a reactivation message however this was a legit (free) upgrade from 8.1 Pro x64 to 10 Pro x64. I had a hardware issue with the computer the OS was initially installed on so I moved everything over to a different computer and now its yelling at me to re-activate. I've fixed the machine it was initially running in and tried to put it back but its still yelling at me to activate.

What is the solution? Did I void some MSFT TOC or License by moving the OS to another machine and therefore I'm SOL?

The free upgrades work like this:
OEM installed W7/W8.x = free upgrade; digital entitlement, using OEM key + major components. OEM installs are not transferable.
System builder installs again, are not transferable.
Retail keys are transferable.

Now that you have the OS back on the original machine, you could try changing the key in Settings>Update & security>Activation>Change Product Key and inputting your W8.1 keycode. If the system was activated originally with a digital entitlement, it should activate.

Also, a clean install on an OEM W8.1 system will grab the keycode from the BIOS during install.

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I restarted my computer like normal and for whatever reason the computer is now stuck at the Acer boot screen. I try to press DEL to enter Setup and I even tried pressing F12 to go into the Boot Setup, but for whatever reason the computer does not respond to anything.

To shut it off I have to hold down the power button and eventually it shuts off.

Stuff to know:
- I have a wireless mouse and keyboard being used on that desktop.. Should I perhaps try to plug in a corded mouse and keyboard?
- I'm running on Windows 7 Ultimate.

A:Acer Aspire E4600 Desktop Frozen At Acer Boot Screen

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I built this computer about a year ago, everything has been fine up until about 3 days ago. All of a sudden now i cant get past the windows boot screen, i make a selection (safe mode, last known good config, or normal) and it immediately freezes on that screen. I have tried to let the time run down but it freezes on 0.

Before it got to this point my computer would freeze from time to time usually when i was asleep or at work and the screen saver was up. I would move the mouse but the screen saver was frozen so i would just reboot. I did disk cleanups, defrag, Removed any scheduled backup tasks, ran spyware/anti virus detection software and removed any settings to turn off hard drive or monitor after any period of time.

I currently have the computer in pieces...i have booted the hard drive in another computer with no problem. At that point i ran a hard drive test where i passed with no issue. I have tried booting the computer with different sticks of RAM in about every combo imaginable (no luck). I have tried running a repair on the OS with the windows disk but never made it far enough to get anything done. I think it might be the motherboard but i am not positive. i am looking for some advice before i go and buy a new board. I have been debating on flashing the bios but have actually never done that before so i wasnt sure. Please Help...

A:O/S Wont Boot Past XP Boot Menu (Frozen)

You might want to try (no for certain) to remove the battery from the motherboard to reset it and then attempt a reboot.

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Display screen on control panel which allows for adjustments, is frozen on Yoga 2 11 laptop running windows 10 so not able to adjust resolution, etc. This may be related to the monitor screen showing with blk edges on sides (reduces viewing area). The screen viewing size problem goes away when HDMI cord is plugged into Smart TV. Frozen display in Control panel does not go away with HDMI cord or even after rebooting and allowing battery to run out.

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Hi guys, Recently, my laptop hasn't been able to launch Steam games properly. Games like Maplestory or League of Legends have not crashed my computer. I've tried resetting the pc (aka reinstalling Windows), reinstalling and updating my graphics' card, and reinstalling Steam/Steam games. Troubleshooting through Windows has also not worked. I've been told this may be a software issue. I copied a hardware diagnostics I did from the Lenovo website below. They have said nothing was wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated! 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon X1300/X1550 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228121 MB, Free - 91954 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5641 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc, 0YY821
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A couple of days ago I needed to use Skype and my Logitech Webcam Pro 9000, both of which I hadn't used in a while. Skype asked to run an update, which I allowed. The Logitech Webcam also asked to run an update, which I also allowed. Everything seemed to work fine. That evening, I shut down my monitor but left the computer on. Next morning, turned on monitor, which showed vertical stripes and the screen was frozen. Rebooted computer. Black screen came up indicating computer did not shut down properly and requested to run repair and restore. After this was done, computer rebooted and all was fine. There was however an error msg on the desktop screen: "Runner file name Logitech Desktop Messenger. exe lacks a '-' (the app id separator)"

Closed error message. Went to Logitech website. Said to try and delete Logitech Desktop Messenger from the control panel (uninstall). Tried to uninstall and received msg: Set-up exe has stopped working. Could not uninstall Desktop Messenger. ... Read more

A:Solved: Stripes on Monitor Screen? Screen & Computer Frozen

A member on Bleepingcomputers.com solved this issue for me. Required using an uninstall provided by Logitech for their Desktop Messenger program, which they have discontinued. FYI, the uninstall is located here: http://logitech-en-amr.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13853/~/uninstalling-logitech-desktop-messenger-%28ldm%29#LDM This solved the error message on start-up and appears to have solved the graphics card crash screen (vertical stripes on monitor issue).

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Alright, so i was browsing on my comp as i usually do, when i got the frozen, striped pixelated screen, as i mentioned in the title. Unable to do anything, i shut it down manually holding down the power button. Upon reboot, i got the same thing at the welcome screen for vista. At first i thought this may have been caused by a recent update, so went in safe mode, and I did a system restore. Didn't solve it. I have fedora installed on this comp, and in that i have no problems. windows safe mode is fine as well. This led me to think i had a software problem. perhaps i needed to update the driver for my graphics card. I tried this via device manager, but it claimed it was up to date. Went to Nvidia's website, downloaded the latest one anyway. applied it. still not solved. anyone know what the problem is?

OS: windows vista home premium 64 bit Service pack 2 build 6002
Graphics card: Nvidia Geoforce 9800 GT driver version

A:frozen, striped, pixelated screen on welcome screen.

I should also mention, it's an HP Pavilion FT863AV-ABA d5100t

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I know for a fact that this has been covered many times, but from all of the research I've been doing and all of the reading in forums I've not found any solution to my problem.

I had a pc that I built back in 2001 that I still use, but recently got a newer pc that somebody was gonna scrap, the new pc has a slightly faster cpu (2.8ghz) than my old one (1.3ghz).

I installed 2 sticks of ram in the new pc and it worked fine, but I didn't want to use the preexisting ver. of xp on there already (home), so I formated the C partition (all my files were on D) and installed my authentic xp pro. when it finished loading the initial files and got to the FIRST boot (where it shows the windows logo and a loading bar for the first time) it keeps freezing.

I know it's not the disc because I JUST used it in the old pc and it worked fine, I know it's not the ram because i tested that out too (before reinstalling xp)... so now I'm stumped, what can I do to get this new pc loaded?

A:First Boot & FROZEN :(

Did you do a full format or a quick one? All a Quick format does is lay
down a blank FAT and directory table.... If you did do a quick format now it's time do do a full...a Full format truly scrubs the disk from
scratch, rebuilds all of the file structures, and checks to make
sure that everything is copasetic.

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I was online today when my computer suddenly shut down. I tried to reboot it but when I did an Intel screen comes on with the letters 'EB' in the lower right screen and the computer seemingly is stuck on this screen. Nothing else happens. I have no options to do anything. CTL, ALT, DEL doesnt work. F8 doesnt work. Nothing.

Of note, I am using Windows 7. If anyone can offer me any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you very much!

A:Frozen Boot Up

Hello volbuck1

Here are a couple of things to try

1) Turn the off (Shutdown instead of Restart)
2) Remove any USB devices from any USB ports on the computer

Then power on the computer and see if that changes the boot process.

Try these two things first and also let me know if you have your Windows 7 DVD or a Windows 7 Repair Disc.

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I have seen plenty of posts on this matter however they have all been fixed by methods I have already tried. I have had no problems with my computer til this happened. I shut down my computer like I always do came back and turned it on about an hour later, seen the eMachines logo flash up and then it went to the PCI Device listing and said Boot from cd. I left it sitting there up to an hour and it did nothing. I changed the boot order to Primary -Hard Drive Secondry -CD Rom. Now instead it goes to the same screen and does not say Boot from cd. So then I had the bright idea to insert my Restore disc and I did a restore with a backup, for it to still do the same thing. Next time I did a full restore and it still does the same thing! It will not let me boot into safe mode as it does not give me the option. I have attached a picture of what is wrong it would not let me insert into my picture!

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Dell 5150, Pentium D, Windows xp
A friend has abandoned this computer and I'm wondering if I should just wipe the hard drive and start over.
The computer boots through the windows start up screen, but then freezes with an error code dialog box titled:
services.exe -Bad Image
The message says:

The application or dll c:\windows\system32\mmmzoyuh.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

The cursor arrow is visible, but is frozen.
Same thing happens in Safe Mode, Safe Mode w/ Networking and Safe Mode w/ Command Prompt.

Any suggestions?

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You should re format the disk.OK I figured that out and I'm doing that now.Good. Hope it goes well.Thanks.

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I have a problem. I have a USB keyboard that came with my Dell Dimension that is about 3 years old. When I start my computer and am trying to press f8 to change the boot order, it doesn't do anything even though the lights on my keyboard are lit up. This also happens when I shut down my computer without clicking shut down, and it comes up saying "Do you want to start windows normally" in which case I have to sit there for 20 seconds since I can't use my keyboard to select it. I have already tried trying a different keyboard but the same thing happens.

I hope I am clear. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Keyboard Frozen during boot up

You could try using another USB Port. is the usb connected to the pc or is it on an external powered USB Hub.? the reason I ask is Hubs can cause problems if too many devices are attached and no extra power is used to power the extra ports. If the ketboard lights up its getting power but the settings in bios could be messed up too. then you need to tell bios to use US Keyboard.

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Hi: I got a bootup problem on my X1 Carbon 4, with Windows 10. After I press the power button, the Lenovo Logo show up, then the light of F1, F4 and CapsLock turn on, and then frozen with black screen.  The only solution is press the power button 4 seconds to force shut down, and then power on agian.The notebook always can boot up at  the 2nd time, and never happen during restart. This problem happen only if I shutdown at night, and during the first time boot up at next morning. I already try to turn off the secure boot, but it doesn't help. Does anyone has the similar issue? Thanks.

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Have just acquired a GigabyteM61SMES21 Desktop loaded with win/7/pro and after making a dvd install disc,i decided to try it out,so pressed f12 and brought up the boot menu,only to find that I could not shift up or down to select drive and even escape was frozen. Would greatly appreciate help with solving this problem!! apart from this issue everthing seems to be working properly..many thanks to all  who reply.

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Hi, oldbod. How and where is the dvd installer created from? Can you press keys such as caps lock and check if they lit on keyboard? Other things that could also cause frozen issue related to your problem is a keyboard on USB or PS2 depending on your current interface use, a power supply, faulty RAM module, etc.. Do you happen to know if the problem is existent during or before acquiring the desktop?

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I have a custom built computer with an Intel core 2 quad, Asus P5Q MB, 4GB mem, Seagate 500 GB drive, using Win XP Pro, SP3. It's been working fine, but suddenly this morning the dreaded window opened that starts "We apologize for the inconvenience......etc." Then lists several possible ways to start Windows, including "Start Windows Normally". However, the screen is frozen - non of the arrow keys do anything, everything is frozen - nothing happens,

Any ideas?

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I uninstalled an old virus protection software in order to install abother one. After i uninstalled it told me it needed to restart so I did. Now my HP laptop will only load till the date and time screen before you click to logon. The time still changes, but the touchpad wont work, i cant see a cursor and my laptop will not load in safemode. Nothing happens when i hold down shift on any of the F buttons, only F2 which took me to the BIOS screen but that did nothing either. I feel like i've tried everything and I dont know what to do?

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I'm on a different computer now but my computer won't let me use my mouse. it loads fine but then when i go to log in, you see the white mouse arrow in the middle of the screen and when i move the mouse the one on screen doesn't move. i've tried switching mouses and shutting the computer off and then back on but none of it works. What should i do?? PLEASE help me!

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What make and model is your mouse?
Is it a mouse and keyboard combo?

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Verifying DMI Pool a Data has been frozen on my screen Help!!! I have a windows Vista basic
desktop. Acer aspire computer AMD 64 Athlon

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Hi, try this.
Start your Pc from the Vista install DVD.
Select > Repair Your Computer
Then choose > Command Prompt.
Then Type in the Command Prompt window.


Press Enter.

Close the Command Prompt window.
Restart your Pc.



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I have a Windows XP media center,HP PAVILION SLIMLINE,my problem is when I start my computer all goes well until every thing loads then it freezes.I dont know what to do!Can you please help me!!!


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I cannot locate my cursor with the touchpad. My screen is frozen.

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Hello @AKA06, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I came across your post about the display issue, and wanted to help! Have you tried turning off the notebook, then turning it back on?  If you are unable to turn off the notebook, then try performing a Hard Reset, and let me know how it goes.   Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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Hi, great to find this online help. Just recently I picked up a virus called "Trojan Downloader" which I deleted with an antivirus program ( a-squared). The computer went totally ballistic on next bootup. I could not acccess hardly any programs (offline) without "Illegal action" boxes, parameter problems etc sprouting up. The programs that did open didn't actually open up fully and were missing various components and options etc and all type was in bold and in a different font. After using other anti virus and spyware programs ( cc cleaner, adaware, spybot etc) and getting rid of the Stration c worm and some suspect programs from the startup menu, the computer seems to be working as per usual offline.Unfortunately now when I go online the pc keeps freezing. Sometimes within minutes, sometimes after half an hour so. I can still move the curser but everything which is open seems frozen. Even pressing ctrl/alt/delete does not seem to be able to close the open programs. The only option being is to reboot.I have used numerous other browsers but the same thing happens.Here's my log via hijackthis in safemode.Thanks very much for your help, BronwynLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 12:46:16 PM, on 21/01/07Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLLC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXEC:\W... Read more

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Hello Bronnie and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. You are currently running an outdated version of HijackThis. Please click on the link below and download the most current version:HijackThis_sfx.exeDelete your current HijackThis.exe file and double-click on the file you just downloaded and then click on the Unzip button to install the newer version. It will be installed to the C:\Program Files\HijackThis\ directory by default.Boot normally, start HijackThis and perform a new scan. Post your new log file back here as a relpy to this topic and I will review it when it comes in.OT

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I have an HP Pavilion Laptop with Windows XP that stopped working today. The only change that I have made to my computer was that I set up a password to login, two days ago. The computer worked several times without a hitch over the last two days but this morning, after the Windows screen with the scrolling green bar, the blue Windows screen (the one right before the list of the accounts with the thin lines that scroll along the top and bottom with the Windows XP logo) appears but the scrolling stops and nothing happens. I turned the computer on an hour or so before I noticed this but had to do a few tasks before returning, I am wondering if this was a lock or standby mode. I have tried everything from waiting to pushing the power button during start-up so as to start in every option possible (the last known config., normally, safe mode), removing all power, ctrl+alt+dlt and don't know what to do, I even tried the reset button on the bottom of the computer. I don't want to use a system recovery disk, if possible, because I have term papers and the such that are not backed up. I have looked at all the other queues on this but none seem to fit the same. No new hardware, software, programs, nothing new I just saved a paper and shut down.

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I'm not sure if I'm in the correct forum or if I should be in security, but here is the problem. My daughter's computer originally had 98 on it, and we updated to 2000. It ran fine for about a week, and now when the computer starts up, it freezes at the microsoft windows 2000 professional screen. When that is on I'm unable to cont+alt+del or do anything. I have to reboot by turning off then turning back on. When I do reboot, the blue line for the "starting up" which is located at the bottom moves, and when it gets to the end of the block it just freezes. Any idea on what to do next or how to fix it? She is always using mine, and I don't like to share. LOL

A:Help with Frozen Screen!!

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Lately, when I have been doing some online research, I'll find that at some point the screen freezes so that I can't get it to respond to my clicking on any of the buttons, such as the forward or back buttons, the minimize button, etc. When I go to the toolbar and click on the icon for the webpage on the screen, it will darken, and if I click it again it will light up, but the screen does not change. Some of the buttons on the toolbar do respond, such as the desktop button, or the Address button. What is going wrong and how can I keep it from happening? I just got out of that webpage by entering www.helponthe.net in the Address bar and getting this website. Right now, on the toolbar I have two icons showing, one for this website and on for the frozen page. The one for this site is lighted up and the frozen website is darkened. But when I click on the darkened one, while it lights up and the icon for this website darkens, this website remains on the screen. If I click on the toolbar icon for this website, it darkens and I get the destop screen back, with the icon for the other website lighted up. I have Windows 98 2nd Ed and a 400 speed computer. Thanks, grandpaw

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whenever i start up my computer it starts up normally
then when i login it makes the login noise that the vista does and then
everything freezes
and nothing loads up except my desktop image
my virus protection didnt say i had any viruses
and whenever i click on something the screen either turns blank // white sreen // or nothing happens

A:HELP! frozen screen ..

Have you tried starting in safe mode when computer is starting up right after you hit on power button start tapping F8 go into safe mode and see if it starts fully if it does go to device manager and check your video drivers sounds like that may be the problem .See what driver you have then check video card manufacturers web site to see if there is a newer version.

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I recently went into Event Viewer to check what was causing my PC to hang at the XP loading screen and a lot of the errors are coming from the source: DCOM and JRAID,

I spoke to my friend and he said it is a problem regarding my hard drives, I have 2, one 30GB (C:) and and 45GB (D:). He said there's a malfunction in the program that distributes data into both hard drives so if one fails then the other will as well. He suggested I check the model number of each, go to the manufacturer's website and download a clean up program.

Is this the appropriate solution? Or is there another explanation for the DCOM and JRAID errors?


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DCOM errors are common on my machine. Best if you post the text of both errors here.

Track the loading sequence closely... I get DCOM errors LONG after the machine has booted to desktop. Best if you post the log starting from the first entry of the boot to the last point in which it hangs.

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HI , having trouble when clicking on 3 or 4 of the icons on the desk top . The other icons work fine . After clicking the screen freezes , no messages come up and i have to reboot . One of the icons is VLC which i deleted and re-installed but there was no change . i have done a re-install of windows xp operating system but still no change . There is nothing in the event log which seems to be related to this problem . Anybody help ?

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Hello, The problem i am having is that when i restart my computer i get to the welcome screen, put in my password and it starts to load and then just stays on the login screen, it wants to go but seems to just freeze with my name and picture in the middle. It's never done this before and I've never had a problem. I am running windows XP. Any ideas would be really helpful I'm at college and need the laptop for my school work.

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Nothing? I really need some help here?

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my touchscreen stopped working so i tried to reset hp omni 10 tablet to factory. Now it saids "a configuration change was requested to clear this computers TPM press  yes to clear tpm" my problem is with touchscreen not working how can i press yes? I have tried plugging in a key board and also a mouse but nothing works any ideas would help alot

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