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Windows 10 Forever Loading Problem

Q: Windows 10 Forever Loading Problem

Please note, I am typing on a DIFFERENT computer (IP address) than my other PC that has the problem - specifically a Windows 10 "Forever Loading" Problem, I believe. It is a 3 year old DELL, with Windows 10, so I cannot run the above suggested SysInfo Utility.

That said, I had an automatic regular Windows 10 update, which took forever and ever. While it seemed to be finishing; my DELL logo appeared, then I get my welcome screen and it allows me to very S-L-O-W-L-Y type my password; then my center screen wallpaper appears, but never any of my desktop icons. After much passed time, my task bar appears but no icons on it. The time appears in right hand corner of task bar, but the real time never advances. Lastly the dreaded spinning blue circle remains in the blank Task Bar. I have tried unplugging overnight, restarting, and the same thing. The Windows start button appears on task bar, but nothing works, because nothing has loaded on task bar or on my desktop. I have left it on overnight in hopes of a wishful escape of this endless loop it is stuck in.

Checking online, I have tried various suggested processes (getting to Task Manager, trying to restart explorer.exe, running new task (msconfig), tried to get to Safe boot to reboot, but cannot do any of those things due to the dreaded spinning blue circle. I simply can't get anywhere except to Task Manager, but nothing actually works within there either. Help Please?

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Preferred Solution: Windows 10 Forever Loading Problem

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

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

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

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Okay , here is what I got..
basicly , I can't access to my folders (Only through programs and shorcuts that I saved , I can access to those folders like "downloads" ,"My personal files").
This started after my laptop became very slow , I downloaded "CCleaner" and "Avast Free anti-virus" , and deleted few unnecesary programs from the system.
It seems to helped me out with the lags , but windows now loading and loading my folders like..Forever !
When I restart my laptop it works fine for few times , and after few times of opening folders , it starting to load again forever..
Im not a pro with win7 . Could someone pls tell what could be the problem ?


Here is what I see all the time , those magnifying glasses spinning around and around and nothing else.

A:Computer searching or loading problem. Takes forever.

Hello and welcome Baubza mate run these and see what thye come up with - in safe mode if necessary

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < use the /f option in Option 2 ifnecessary
Then you might like to have a read of this Optimize Windows 7 > point 8 is a good place to start at.

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I just recently upgraded my computer to Windows 10 but I noticed my Outlook 2010 emails have been a bit slower and then today it says loading profile when I try to open it but my emails won't open. This is not the first time that it has happened. Anyone know what it could be? I'm thinking there is something running in the background that is preventing it from opening it up.
 

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Windows Update keeps on loading and never shows up any update:
What can I do to fix this? Thank you!

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Please run the Windows Update Troubleshooter:
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262
Please provide the exact details of any problem it reports as not fixed.

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k i created a partition and formatted it of 70gb to install windows 7 in it. Im obviously using the clean install method, everything goes fine. It expands the files, it installs them,copies them, etc. When my system is booting up, it shows me the screen of windows below saying "windows is starting up", the problem is that windows never starts up, i left it for a night, and it didnt start up, it just stayed there. Im trying to install windows 7 64bit, any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Windows starting up loading screen forever!!!

Have you read these links for Ideas, Hints, Tips, & Questions so we can help you better

Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7


Questions to use for help with Installation Issues


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Hi. I have an old Compaq laptop (says Presario A900 on it) running on Vista. A while ago, it froze, so I had to press the power button until it turned off. Now, when I turn it on it starts up normally with the black screen and the 30 secondseconds to start Windows regularly. I can log in fine, but if I click on Chrome and search something, it freezes. Sometimes I don't even get that far. I click on the Start button and the blue loading circle comes up. It doesn't do anything after that. The circle keeps going like something's loading. Occasionally it will freeze and I have to manually restart it. What's going on? Thanks.

A:Loading Forever

Download UBCD. Burn the iso to disk on a Windows 7 or later computer by right clicking the iso file and selecting Burn Disk Image. At the UBCD menu screen select Seatools for DOS. Do the short and long tests.  If it does not detect your hard drive at the UBCD menu select Parted Magic. Once on the Parted Magic desktop click on the desktop icon labeled Disk Health. Do the short and long tests.

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Hi. I have an old Compaq laptop (says Presario A900 on it) running on Vista. A while ago, it froze, so I had to press the power button until it turned off. Now, when I turn it on it starts up normally with the black screen and the 30 secondseconds to start Windows regularly. I can log in fine, but if I click on Chrome and search something, it freezes. Sometimes I don't even get that far. I click on the Start button and the blue loading circle comes up. It doesn't do anything after that. The circle keeps going like something's loading. Occasionally it will freeze and I have to manually restart it. What's going on? Thanks.

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This always happens when after i watch couple videos from youtube and then the internet stops working. The browser takes forever to load. The loading bar just keeps spinning doesnt load the page at all. This happens to all the web browsers. The internet is connected but it doesnt work at all. Its not only the browser, the online games i play take forever to log in. It runs for 3hours and nothing happens. When ever this happens i have to restart my computer to make the net work again. I have already tried re installed windows since it thought it was a malware but problem is still there
Could you please help me fix this...
Thank you

A:Forever loading web browser

You're going to have to give more information about your PC before anyone can help you.
Click on your "User Control Panel" and fill out your system specs

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Ok.well my ASUS laptop with Vista home premium is having some trouble.. first notice windows freezes ... next vista welcome window stays on loading.......... till I turn it off and restart in safe mode with network... Then the unthinkable ... all my pictures, all my documents, all the restore points, ALL anything that I added to this hard drive for the last 4yrs.... IS GONE!!! and now nothing is saved after I reboot.( ok Im in safe mode) I have reloaded the service pack 2... found out some drivers can not update. I looked at the event manager ... OMG that list is too long. I remember sometime last year their was an Microsoft update that wiped everything off like it was a new laptop...But I had a restore points to go back to fix that one. 2 days ago my laptop appeared to be ok. Turned it off that night and in the morning all was gone. But I am hoping the light is still on at the end of the tunnel for this hard drive.

A:Vista welcome window forever loading etc

Welcome
Run a full anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes.

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Hello fellow technies,

Anyone know why my S3 bucket is forever loading and my files won't show up although

they're uploaded to AWS ?
Thanks,
Godspeed,
TLH
 

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I have windows 98 with ie6 and firefox 2 installed. My problem is that oftentimes it takes 2-3 minutes to switch from one open window to another or to open a new web page. My computer whirs and clicks forever and while it is doing this I can't do anything else ecept press alt-ctl-del to end the process and even that takes a long time to accomplish.
At first I thought it was a problem with ie6 so I installed firefox. Firefox worked fine the first few days but then it began behaving like ie6 taking forever to navigate between open windows. I tried disconnecting from the internet by turning off my dsl modem but the 'puter just kept whirring and clicking.
I ran a reg scan with cc and it reported no issues.
Any ideas?
Thanks.
Bill

A:Page loading takes forever

try defraging
also check the disk for errors
and clean and delete stuff you don't need intill you have a good amount of free space


also try this
click on start>RUN>type MSCONFIG>go to the Startup tab>unselect all the useless stuff their > click on OK>press ok to restart>tell us if that worked

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Could I possibly be infected? I am having problems with accessing any and all webpages. At first, I thought it was just a Mozilla issue, but the same problems occur in Google Chrome and IE. I will type in a URL and press enter and sometimes it will take forever to load, and if I click on the link again, it will bring it up instantly. It seems as if it is stalling. And other times, if I click on the link for a second time, it will say "done" on the bottom left hand side, but it will certainly not be done! I have been having this problem for weeks now and it is driving me crazy!
I have run Spybot, Adaware, Spyware Doctor, Malwarebytes, my AVG antivirus scan, and the free Symantec one on the website. Nothing has been found wrong!
I tried restoring my computer to 4 different restore points but they were all unsuccessful.
I tried uninstalling Zone Alarm, thinking that was causing the problem, but nothing changed. I had k9 web protection on my computer, but uninstalled it weeks ago and I am still having problems. I have the same problem running my wireless or using an ethernet cable; on my network and at a friend's house.
Please help!

A:Web pages taking forever to load or not loading at all

As 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.

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Hi,

I've recently developed this problem with a slow startup time. Everything else loads at a decent speed, but when it gets to 'Loading Your Personal Settings' it hangs for 2 - 3 minutes.

Can anyone help?

I'm willing to post more details if necessary.

Thanks,
Dave.
 

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So i got this Dell Laptop to fix...weird thing is

it will be stuck on the load-up screen for 15-20 minutes or more, then logging in will take another 10-15 minutes...

I tried looking into the system configuration through msconfig

disabled most of the startup programs down to the two most important ones
also played around with the "system services", but no luck...both will still startup the laptop really slow...

it has a 1gb ram and all updates/drivers are installed...

i also tried swapping the hdd with another laptop, still the same thing. I do not suspect it to be a bad hdd

but even after swapping the hdd, it will still take a very long time to load up and login....

occasionally the explorer.exe will shoot up to 50% CPU usage without me doing anything...

i believe these two are related in some way...

any ideas...thanks in advance

A:Loading screen takes forever to load!

For clues run the free programs Autoruns and Process Explorer to see what's starting up / going on. Is Windows updating anything in the background.
Is the HD from the other computer running on the exact same kind of computer?

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IE, Opera, FF Chrome, all have problems loading the same websites while other sites load right away.

Just for an example... racerxonline.com will not load on any browser, but only on one of my windows 7 pc. My second win7 and linux pc work fine using the same router and all three computers are hard wired to the router as I don't have or use WIFI.

Here are the steps I have taken to resolve the issue with no success over the last couple of days:

1 Deleted and reinstalled all browsers with no add ons.
2 ipconfig /release..... ipconfig /renew
3 I use ccleaner all the time
4 swapped ethernet cables with the two other computers
5 swapped ethernet ports on router that other two computers work fine with
6 checked all start up programs in start up folder and all basic nothing new or odd
7 ran full scan of malwarebytes, awdcleaner, avast, windows defender on and updated
8 said on occasion %&$#@ but that didn't work either

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So i'm having an issue where my cover photo and profile picture won't change on my laptop (aka lockscreen). The pictures currently on my lockscreen were my old cover photo and profile picture on facebook, and have since changed on facebook. I uninstalled and then re-installed facebook. I made sure profile sync was turned off and everything. Now, I changed my profile picture for microsoft, and that worked, except on the lockscreen page it is the same old facebook picture.
With the lockscreen wallpaper, it will not let me change it at all. In the personalization settings, it will let me browse for a picture, but will not load the preview.
I have tried everything. I've spent two days on the forums trying to figure this out. I have done the sfc /scannow several times. I have checked for virus. I checked to see if the new update messed with it, and I couldn't find the exact update everyone else was referring to; it didn't exist on my computer. The only thing that worked at all was when I did the registry editor, and disabled the lockscreen altogether. (computer>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>POLICIES>MICROSOFT>WINDOWS) I didn't have a personalization file, so I made one and added the NoLockScreen option and set the hexadecimal value to 1 to turn the lockscreen off.

Now the issue, I would like to have a lockscreen. I do not care is it is my facebook profile and cover picture at all, I am just getting very aggravated by the constant picture that I have to see every ti... Read more

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About a week and a half or so ago loading media files takes forever. Whenever I click on a MP3 or AVI file it takes about 30 secs before it loads. In the meantime I get a Windows Explorer has stopped responding dialog and I can either shut it down or wait for it to load.

I've run Spybot, Adaware, and installed ZoneAlarm. I keep getting a message that my computer is trying to access another comp on my network.

I've also tried restoring to an older restore point with no luck. I have no idea what may be causing this. Any help would be massively appreciated.
 

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Can anyone help with this?
 

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Hi there,

I have 2 email accounts that I check mail through Outlook Web Access 2003 on my home computer running Vista. Up until earlier this week I had no problem doing this. Now everytime I try to logon the pane on the left with all my folders is displayed, but the pane that normally shows my email just says "loading...."

Any suggestions? Anyone else having this difficulty?
 

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My problem is windows 7 takes a long time to go past the welcome loading screen when it's loading the OS. (FYI- Win7 came preloaded when I purchased my laptop)It takes about 5-10 mins to finally load onto desktop.Never took so long before up until last night.Once at the desktop...I can't open my programs like normal each time it freezes/lags/slow as molasses if you will .Then I'm able to open up a program and it continues...Sometimes the screen blacks out and never returns so I reboot.Whatever trojan/virus is present manages to disable McAfee protection each time I start up.I would have to go in and enable it each time I'm logged on.Steps I've taken:***I've tried booting up via safe mode (same thing happens).***I've ran the startup repair (could not detect a problem).***I've Cleared out my temp files.***I've Defrag my laptop.***I've ran spybot search & destroy(found the following Doubleclick,Win32.Agent.ws,Zedo)***I've done a system restore to a point where my laptop worked like charm.***I've ran full MBAM (safe mode) scan results...(no malicious viruses detected).***I've ran full McAfee (safe mode) scan results( no viruses found).I wanted to see what could be done first, before I attempt a system recovery which is at the bottom of my totem pole,don't want to lose my data. Please Advise & Your Assistance would be greatly appreciated!

A:Win 7 takes forever to load past Loading Screen

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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Hi guys. I'm having some wierd problems with firefox. I don't recall/remember these ever happening when i first used it. But I notice that in forums, for example, if one image is repeated multiple times, it will actually go through the trouble of loading each one, one by one.

In internet explorer 6 and Opera, the very same pages load HELLA fast.

I have a Cable internet connection (by timewarner/roadrunner)

I'm PRETTY sure it was never like this before. Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Firefox taking forever loading pages

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As the title says bringing up a YouTube page doesn't load all thumbnails including my own in the top left and users/videos ones. Page looks like this:

This happens in Chrome and Firefox. It started about a week ago apparently when some script froze and I forced it to stop running. It's really annoying since it usually stops comments loading and videos too sometimes. I did try wiping everything and reinstalling FF if you're wondering.

Sorry if this is the wrong subforum to post in, not sure where else to post.

A:Youtube doesn't load tumbdnails, keeps loading forever

bump.

I looked more into this and it doesnt seem browser related, some kind of Youtube script doesnt work, maybe flash player is bugged?

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Firefox is now taking about a minute to fully load the page complete with pictures. I am using a high speed internet connection and it used to take a matter of seconds. Now I am getting very frustrated with Firefox and am thinking of using IE 7 again. Can anyone help me with my problem?

Thanks for all your help!
 

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hi new hir

i have this problem in my computer, im running a windows xp sp2, it has a problem in shutting it takes too long for it to shutdown and it hangs or freeze in the windows is shutting down screen like forever and i have to do a manual shutdown by pressing power for 5 seconds, pls help me with this, I've done a hijackthis scan and here is the report...
I will be very happy if you can solve this, thank you in advance

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:43:43 PM, on 8/6/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO GeekBuddy\CLPSLS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMFsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
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A:windows xp shutdown problem, hanging at windows is shutting like forever pls help

Uninstall anything on your system related to I0bit, read Here why you should.

Next,

Delete any versions of Combofix that you may have on your Desktop, download a fresh copy from either of the following links :-

Link 1
Link 2
Ensure that Combofix is saved directly to the Desktop <--- Very important

Before saving Combofix to the Desktop re-name to Gotcha.exe as below:


Disable all security programs as they will have a negative effect on Combofix, instructions available Here if required. Be aware the list may not have all programs listed, if you need more help please ask.

Close any open browsers and any other programs you might have running

Double click the icon to run the tool (Vista or Windows 7 users right click and select "Run as Administrator)

Instructions for running Combofix available Here if required.

If you are using windows XP It might display a pop up saying that "Recovery console is not installed, do you want to install?" Please select yes & let it download the files it needs to do this. Once the recovery console is installed Combofix will then offer to scan for malware. Select continue or yes.

When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt" for further review

****Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall or freeze ****

Note: ComboFix may reset a number of Internet Explorer's settings, including making it the defau... Read more

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Well this is the problem

Since i formatted my comp 4 months ago i have a problem while loading windows

the thing is, when i turn on the PC the loading window screen shows and then when u the blue screen saying welcome is supossed to show ...it shows a black screen and the comp just dont respond anymore, but the processor, MB, and HDD keeps working...

So when it happens i push the reboot button, it ask if i want to load normal or in safe mode, i select normal and ... everything goes perfect!!! :S yea ... like if nothing happened ... but ... when u turn off the comp and try to turn ON again ... fail ...same problem

so the thing is: if i want my comp to work i have to 1.- TURN ON 2.- REBOOT 3.-SELECT NORMAL MODE
i tried to fix this by using another HDD and nothing, i double checked my MB and all tests says everything is fine, the memory is fine, the video is fine ... it just wont load properly ...
i did 4 new install and nothing but the 2nd time it loaded good like 4-5 times and then BOOM!! Fail again ... ( it doesnt fail if i do a reboot not a turn off and on)
i just remembered ... last nite i installed some updates after the new install...do u guys think it might be related ? but if it was the case, why does it work after the reboot? plz help!!!
 

A:Problem loading windows 7

hdd is not the problem, the most problem when you installed win7 is that the compability of the memory you have...
 

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Now, just off the bat, I think the problem is my harddrive, but let me run over a couple of things. For a while, my computer has not been able to start up correctly and after the system startup (where it runs hardware check) it goes straight to a black screen and does nothing. Sometimes when i have a CD in the drive it has a blinking white dot on a DOS like screen indicating that it is trying to boot from the CD instead of the HD. Now when i go through BIOS, it shows that it detects the HD. So i have tried to format HD and reinstall windows which takes forever because sometimes it doesnt want to bring up the CD as the boot disk, and just sits there blinking. A few times, it looks like it tries to bring up that F6 or F8 screen where you can choose your Safe Mode or w/e from there, but it comes on for a split second then just shuts off instantly, which i can't do anything with. So is there something i should run? I have tried this with XP and 7, and I have the same prob. Any Ideas?

EDIT:
I wish that I had a second internal HD to test this on, but all I have is a flash stick.

Edit 2:
I finally reinstalled 7 on the computer and now the computer just freezes up 10 secs like every minute.
 

A:Problem loading Windows

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I am having a similar problem that I have seen in these two post. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405616.html & http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405133.html

My computer will not make it to the windows 7 log on screen, it just tries to load a system recovery, which fails. I have to do the boot scans from usb, as my dvd drive doesn't want to work for whatever reasons. My windows version is 7 64x Professional.

I have ran various scans through sardu. Several of the scans(bitdefender, and another that for some reason I can't recall) came back with two i/o errors that said avg denied access, and no viruses.

Other scans(avg,dr.cureit) came back with this.
/mnt/sda/trk3/trspack-1_0.exe:/pskill.exe
/mnt/sda/trk3/trsrun-1_0-nq.exe
/mnt/sda/trk3/trspack-1_0.exe
/mnt/sda/trk3/trsrun-1_0.exe:/pskill.exe
/mnt/sda/trk3/trsrun-1_0-nq.exe
/mnt/sda/trk3/trsrun-1_0.exe
/mnt/sdb2/users/npm/appdata/local/microsoft/windows/temporay/internetfiles/content.ie5/g82rathb/pack[1].exe
/mnt/sdb2/users/npm/appdata/local/temp/ea74.tmp

These results are copied from an avg rescue scan.

I am hoping someone can help me. Thanks.

A:Problem with loading windows

Hi denclock,Welcome to Bleeping Computer.What do you mean by it fails. Does it give you a BSOD, or any error? If yes what the error says?For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst64 and press Enter Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.[*]The tool will start to run.[*]When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.[*]Press Scan button.[*]It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.[/list]

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My computer was hard shut down (pressing and holding the power button) and when I went to turn it back on, it goes through a cycle of "select a method to log into windows.. safe mode, regular, last known good configuration" but after choosing any of these options, it reboots. After stopping the reboot to see the problem it comes up with a blue screen of death with the stop code of: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x82F7D248, 0xC0000102,0x00000000)

I googled this and it says it's an NTFS error, and that the problem is the hard drive. When I use my windows XP cd to try and enter repair, it hangs on the Examining 114495 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi...

So now I'm in need of some way to fix the hard drive without reformatting and reloading windows because there are some important files on the hard drive that I need to recover. Is there any boot up tool (that doesn't require a floppy) that will help do this without having to use the windows repair function... or is there a way to get to do it otherwise? Thanks for the help!

Andrew
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A:Problem loading windows.

Hello Andrew


I think your best bet would be to slave the drive in amother machine to rescue your files.

Or you could create a BartPE bootable CD

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...scription.html

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

Tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0reKK2ASEaU

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I'm trying to fix my friends computer(WinXP), he gets a lot of spyware so it might be that, but now he can't load up windows

When the computer is loading up right before it asks for a log on it stops and just shows the background picture and freezes there

I've gone in with safe mode and ran SpyBot Search and Destroy to get rid of any spyware and I got surprisingly few, only 3 different things which I all eliminated

I tried loading up Windows with Safe Mode w/ Networking and it freezes
I also tried loading up Windows without the cable connection hooked up and I got something surprising...

it doesnt freeze anymore, what it does it brings you to the login page and when you try to log in to windows it immediately logs you back off

Any ideas on how i can fix this?

A:Problem loading up windows

Welcome to the forum. Have you tried starting in safe mode and selecting "Last known woking Configuration " or words similar to that.

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Lost important ID #
lost registration # to my windows 95 disk . Where or who can I call to get # replaced or reissued . Need to load in used reformatted computer . This computer is almost done for . Please e-mail any help to [email protected] . limited time on internet connection with Juno .But have unlimited E-mail usage

Thank you .

sallie
 

A:windows loading problem

closing duplicate, view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=59630
 

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The other day the HD on my Asus u50a laptop failed suddenly. Well, I replaced the HD and things have improved, but I'm still having a similar problem. Here's what happens.1. I turn on the computer and I get an error message. This was part of the original problem with the old HD. Also, the old HD would beep constantly, the new one seems fine. Here's a pict of the screen.2. After a while, the screen changes to show another error message. Here's a pict.3. So, I shut down and press F2 to enter the BIOS so that I can confirm that the Boot Priority is correct, it is. The HD is listed first, followed by the DVD/CD drive. I then press F10 to save any changes (remember though, I didn't change anything) and the computer loads windows and everything is great.4. Next, I shut down again and restart. The same message appears. So I enter the BIOS, press F10 WITHOUT checking the Boot Priority, and Windows does NOT load. So it seems like I MUST simply check the Boot Priority and save any changes (even though I don't change anything) for the computer to load after shut down.Why? How can I change this?By the way, the new HD is very similar to the old one. However, it is a bit faster, the old HD spun at 5400rpm while the new HD spins at 7200rpm. They are both 500GB Seagate Momentus Hard Drives. Also, just in case it helps, I can restart the computer with no problems and it can wake up from sleeping too. Finally, it's an Asus so it has something called Fast Boot. I... Read more

A:Problem Loading Windows

That "PXE" notation...indicates that your system is trying to boot from a network.

I've seen this happen on a system when the CMOS battery needed replacing...a weak battery can result in mixed signals being sent to Windows re hardware items.

I would go into the BIOS...verify that the boot settings call for hard drive first.

Your CMOS battery is fairly expensive at Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=asus+u50a+battery&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=7360666884&ref=pd_sl_1jwmz3sn9g_b .

Another vendor, http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/499915545/laptop_cmos_battery_for_Asus_U20A.html .

Louis

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Hello, I have Win7 Home Pro, and am having some difficulty. I have set up this laptop to be a dual boot system running Win7 and the most recent release of Ubuntu. My problem is that every time I attempt to load windows I receive an error (Using Linux to access the windows partition):Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: ntfs_mst_post_read_fixup: magic: 0x00000000 size: 4096 usa_ofs: 0 usa_count: 65535: Invalid argumentActual VCN (0x0) of index buffer is different from expected VCN (0x2).Failed to mount '/dev/sda2': Input/output errorNTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's aSoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windowsthen reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is veryimportant! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activateit and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g./dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentationfor more details.Now, I have Win 7 and Ubuntu on the same hard drive. I have no problems loading Ubuntu. I also have no ability as far as I know to access a command prompt, any suggestions?I will also edit/post a copy of what it says when I try to load from windows in a few moments.EDIT:Windows boot managerWindows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:1)Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.2)Choose your language settings... Read more

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Have you changed Windows partition in some way (shrinking, expanding, whatever) ?If yes - you have to fix Windows 7 boot (run Windows 7 repair either automatic or manual).To access Repair use either "Windows 7 repair disk" or "installation disk" and select Repair option (not Reinstall !)Automatic Repair could be run up to three consecutive times with rebooting after each until no errors are reported.Manual steps: (on Windows 7 Recovery console)1. The disk has to be checked for consitency. Use chkdsk.2. Repair boot sectors and MBR. bootrec /FixMBRbootrec /FixBoot (see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/)3. Repair of BCD (boot config data) - when altering partition the information in BCD no longer corresponds to partition parameters stored in BCD:bcdboot c:\windows where "c:" is drive_letter of Windows 7 - check if c:\windows exists, if not try d:\windows until found and place correct drive_letter in command above.Note: After repairing Windows 7 you will not be able to boot to Ubuntu !! You can either add an entry to BCD for Ubuntu or repair GRUB2 (using LiveCD).

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Greetings all,
Laptop Toshiba Satellite M40.
When attempting to load windows xp on the laptop, when in the setup phase, the setup will stop, the computer shutdown and then reboot to reenter the setup phase to repeat the same error at precisely the same time, that is 34 minutes remaining in the setup.
There is no problem loading files, formatting the drive etc. I have changed the original hard drive to a new one and its the same thing all over again. Any ideas would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Loading Windows XP problem.

Hi, I had a similar problem in the past few days when repairing a laptop for someone.

I simply restarted setup each time it froze and it eventually got past the 34 minute mark.

Other than that you could try a seperate setup CD as yours may be corrupted, due to the fact you did try a new hard drive.

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I am trying to upload Windows 7 to my Pc, but evrytime my pc starts it needs F1 to boot, so problem is that when I am loading new windows 7 inthe middle when system starts it stops there at the same screen showing press F1 to boot, so if I press F1 it starts again same procdess of loading windows, so I am not able to install it... Can anybody suggest.
 

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You dont upload windows you install it.To do so you put in the dvd and then reboot the computer and unless you have a strange brand of computer ive never heard of in most cases you have to hit F12 for the boot order. In the boot order hit where it shows the cd/dvd drive and then hit enter.And then windows 7 should start to install.After that let it install and dont hit anything further.On most computers hitting F1 or F2 brings you into the BIOS.
 

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Just joined. Saturday night I gat a red x on bottom right task bar saying" you have a security problem." I panick & immediately start doing a computer scan with Symantec. With scan is running power blinks...computer shuts down and when I restart it says computer was not shut down properly.

Now when I start computer, it loads desktop picture but no desktop icons. It immediately shows the blue welcome screen with "owner" icon on the right. When I click it there is a vicious cycle of "saving settings & logging off".Message in right hand corner says"after you log on , you can add or change accounts.Just go to Control panel and click User accounts." I don't recall any user name. I have tried the following:

1. Last known configuration(ends up at welcome screen
2. Boot in safe mode...shows a bunch of files(mainly Drver files).All say like "multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS|System 32|DRIVERS etc.
Then boots and goes to screen dispalying Administrator and owner icons. I have tried using 'Administrator" as the password-no deal.If you click, it says closing network & saving your settings but comes right back showing "Administartor" and "owner" squares. PLEASE HELP ! Thanks.
BTW-forgive me if I didn't do something by correct protocal.
 

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When I start up the computer it goes to a black screen saying that XP has found a error and hasnt been able to start up. I then have options like safe mode, safe mode with networking, start windows normally and start windows with last known good configuration. Ive tried going into each of those but each time they lead to a blue screen that says:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file)
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE
or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writeable.

Begining dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.

Also as that screen comes up m harddrive makes a sound like its shutting down.
 

A:problem loading up windows

Go Here:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_sys32.htm
 

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Hi. So today i started to load up my laptop and it proceeded to give me an error screen saying it had to restart. But when it restarted it said scanning Drive (C: )but now it is stuck on a Loading Screen with a Loading Circle In The middle and has been like this for Hours. I've tried everythibg except resetting it. Id rather not do that as i have photos on it that cant be replaced. Any Help?
 

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hello
 
i have a challenge here ,i cant install windows XP,windows 7 ,windows 8  on my machine all these windows stops at the same place where it says "starting windows" . 
 
i tried some Technics ,i tried to change the RAM,HDD, but it still doing the same thing. please help.....  

A:have problem loading windows

Was there a Windows operating system installed on this hdd prior to trying to install any of the three listed?

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This all started 3 days ago when I got a norton notification that I had the backdoor.graybird virus in a file called scaremx.DLL in my systems drive. I didn't think it was as bad as it could be as I couldn't find the file schv0st.exe in my task manager that seems to be associated with the real bad version. (however couldn't log into my egold account last night so I think it's been hacked due to the virus)

Anyways, I was still getting the notifications today and downloaded a program called Trojan Removal (recommended on another site) I located the infected file and tried to delete it with TJ. It had to restart my computer, and after restarting said it couldn't delete the file.

I turned on my compter later that day and there was no problem until i got to the main screen. My background loaded, than I got the symantec notice about the BG virus and next thing I know the rest of windows won't load. The icons are there, but I can't access them. I can open the task manager but it's not a lot of help.

I tired rebooting my system and that got me as far as the Troj. removal program that was about to conduct a 'rootscan' but froze.

I don't know what's to blame, I think it's the TR program, but I can't access my control panel to delete it.

If anyone knew of anything I could do to get around this problem I'd be so grateful. I have a Dell laptop, with Windows XP. I don't know what the specifics are as I�... Read more

A:Problem with Windows loading

Can you get into Safemode??

How to Start in Safemode

1. Restart your computer.
2. Before the windows logo you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
 

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I'm having a problem loading windows as well. My computer mid use was starting to seriously lag and when I restarted it it began the dreaded system repair system restore loop. It tries to repair itself again and again and then says it can't and asks if you want to shut it down. This has happened once before and it took me forever looking thru forums to find the solution. I just can't remember what I did. I wanna say I did something with a command line. I don't have a windows disc. And I don't believe I did a complete factory reset the last time either. Some one please help.
 

A:problem loading Windows

I started your own thread here, as it appears to me that you are asking for help rather than trying to help the other thread starter.
 

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Hello,

Well, I have quite a weird problem. I am running Windows MCE 2005. I have 2 internal SATA Seagate barracuda hard drives (not in RAID) and 1 80 gig external USB drive. Well, if the extra hard drives are either disabled or unplugged Windows loads fine, if not then I can only load Windows in Safe-Mode and can go disable them then it will load. It doesnt matter which HD is on/enabled it wont load. I have tried formatting and reinstalling Windows and the error still occurs. Also, what I mean by Windows not loading is it just sits at the loading screen forever. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated, I dont know what to try next.
 

A:Windows loading problem....

Hope your not still having problems but if you are, Go out to windowupdate.com and make sure you have all the latest updates. Then update your chipset software. If you have an intel chipset you can download the chipset installation utility from their site. This will update all the USB support. Try that and see if it works.
 

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Hi,
I hava a little problem. I have installed windows 8 on my PC. And I have folder named windows.old on my Local disk. Can I start my PC with old windows 7?
When I turn my PC on, it automaticly stats windows 8. How can I start windows 7 again?

A:Problem loading windows 7

Hi and welcome to TSF do you have a win 7 install disc as you will need that to reinstall win 7

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Hi i am new to this forum wanting a little help from you guys. I got a strange problem with my pc here is description.

I have p4 machine with intel D845GLAD motherboard and processor is 1.8Ghz and the RAM is 256 X 2 =512. Xp professional with sp2.

Now before two days i got a problem that when i turned on my pc..it shows the windows xp loading screen and the after that instead of going on to the log on screen it suddenly restarted and this keeps going everytime when i starts it.

Now i took all the backups on another HD with i had spare. Then i try to reinstall the windows xp.As the installation started it loaded all the basic files needed for installation then i choose c: to install the windows on and then i formated that with FAT32.After that it copied other files and system restarted.as i It does to screen where there was the installation steps on the left side and it shows xp features on the right side.A message appears on bluescreen with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error.
It keeps continue when i repeated the process.

Please any suggestion if u have. And sorry for bad english....
 

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I recently wiped my dell notebook with Dariks Boot & Nuke as it was down to a crawl. I downloaded all the drivers beforehand on my laptop but the problem i now have is when I've created a bootable usb using rufus and/ or isotousb it starts to boot and then gives an error saying cant find file. is there any other way to reinstall windows?

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I am operating a Windows XP service pack II. the compauter logs me off almost imediately when it is completely loaded. Can i get some help out there please

A:problem with loading windows XP

Have you tried booting to the Safe Mode?

During POST, key [F8] to bring up the WinXP Boot Option dialog.

Select Safe Mode without Networking.

If this works, you can try using (type in) RegEdit (from Run) to open the Registry Editor.

Look at these keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Run

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Run

On the left, where the above Run folders are, make sure it is selected, then use File, Export, to export it to a .reg file for backup. Suggest filenames like MachineRunBAK, UserRunBAK.

Then delete all entries on the right by right-clicking each, Name inside each Run folder EXCEPT (default).

Now exit and reboot. If successful, you will know that something being loaded by Run entries is the cause.

Now you can click each MachineRunBAK.reg OR UserRunBAK.reg file to put the entries back. Now, without Exporting, delete just one entry at a time and reboot. IF you hit the problem again, you'll know the cause. Just do not put the offending entry back in Run.

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Hi,
I am having problem loading xp normally or even in a safe mode. getting an error mask: file SPCMDCON.SYS is missing.

I tried to boot from the original xp CD , but no luck. going in a loop after selecting R for repairing XP.
what can be done from here.

Thanks,
 

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Hi guys,

I built my computer about 2 years ago using advice I got from this forum. My computer has basically been flawless up until today. Suddenly out of no where I cannot load windows. It gets up to the loading windows screen, where u see the 4 squares, and then does nothing. I've so far disconnected the power, all the ram, all the hdd, and the opticals. I reconnected, but still have the same problem. I don't know what to do any advise is appreciated. The only issue I've ever had b4 was occasionally the computer wouldn't recognize and hdd's, I'd have to restart, but always the 3rd time it would recognize, and start up.
Thanks in advance

Windows 7, 12 gb ram, cooler master v8, evga FTC 580, motherboard is ASIs p6x58d premium, sad drive, 2 wd caviar black

A:Problem loading windows

My first bet, seeing that you stated b4, sometimes your machine would not see all the the harddrives is that you need a larger, more powerful PSU (Power Supply)

start there

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