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Freeze on Boot

Q: Freeze on Boot

Ok well i was freezing on boot screen , thought it was a virus did a bunch of cleaning and ended up having to do a clean install. well after a clean boot and some windows updating everything seemed fine, well it started freezing on logo screen again. im thinking mabey its a hardware issue now, any advise would be great!

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Hey,I really need some help with the following issue: Details:HW: Y520 with 16GB RAM, GTX 1060, SSD (GPT) + HDD (MBR)SW: Win10 pro - including latest updates. On GPT based SSD and in UEFI mode.BIOS: latest one is loaded Problem:In short; The FIRST boot each day is unsuccessful, but the SECOND right after the failed attempt is always successful. More details:This also happens, if I switch the notebook on after not using it for a few hours, like 3h<So during the first attempt the notebook is just freezing and and I have to press and hold power button. The last thing I can see is the lenovo logo and the stopped spinning circle animation. Notebook doesnt react to ctrl+alt+del.The strange thing is that right after these 1st attempts the 2nd boot attempts are always successful, windows10 loads in and no problem after that. What I already checked:-Windows event viewer: There are no records from the failed boot, I guess because windows is not even loaded.-Drivers: All drivers are installed-BIOS: I didnt see any related setting. The OS was installed in UEFI mode and bios is set this way (UEFI)-I run all the quick and deep hw diagnostics test on lenovo support page - No issues.-Win10 reinstall: Even after a clean install the freezes are still happening. Installed win10 twice but no change, still freezing.What causes the freezes!?If needed I can make a video as well.Thanks in advance!

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The very first boot of my Yoga 920 13 glass gave me an application exception during initial configuration.  See below.  I guess I don't need to highlight the irony of the background.  Anyone know what causes this?  Just poor testing? When I tried to boot my laptop up the next day, it acted even more strange.   When I logged into the main Windows screen (either via PIN or scan fingerprint), I got a black screen with a cursor...nothing else.  I waited up to 20 minutes, then tried multiple times to power on and off and the same cycle kept happening.  The login went nowhere.  I finally held down the power button until the machine fully turned off and then it worked fine when I restarted. Anyone else having these odd things happen?   It's a really poor first time experience.  

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Hi im having problems with my computer everytime i boot it up it will boot up normaly beeping once and loading onto my desktop then less than one minute from boot up it will freeze i repeat this process until it boots successfully and im able to use my computer. sometimes when i boot it up it goes to the startup repair and when it finishes it reboots and finishes loading and restarts itself once again and freezes at the acer page where im able to boot to menu and enter setup.

What is the problem with my computer and how can i fix it ?

Computer specs
Acer Aspire M3800
Windows 7
Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q8300
1 TB HDD
ATI Radeon HD 4650 1024 MB

-jackrabbits

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Could you please list the details of your power supply?

Also if you could, please enter setup and see if you can see the power options screen and look at the voltages.
Please post the voltages as shown so that we can see if they are correct.

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Currently I am running an ABIT NF7-S motherboard along with an AMD Athlon XP 3200 proccesor.
The system detects the processor as an 1100 and says there is an issue with the bios set up and it may not work but you can press F1 to try anyway. If you do it boots up fine and for the most part runs fine, but randomly you will loose picture on the monitor and the sound card loops the last 2-3 seconds of sound till you power off the box and power back on. If you do so, the time between shutdowns does not get shorter and it can be anywhere between a few hours and a few minutes.

If I go into BIOS and tell the computer to detect the processor properly and restart it makes me power off manually and back on, at which point it detects normally and goes through boot without requiring the press of F1, however after checking the RAID controllers but before passing to the OS, the system hangs. I have a cursor blinking as though its thinking, and that's it. I've not let it run to see if it is just a very slow boot, I'm going to try that tonight, but I wanted to know if anyone knew the nature of the problem and/or how to fix it.
 

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Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix my problem? I just recently reformat my computer and everything was fine until it restarted after the process was finish. When the boot screen is loading it just freeze and I am pretty sure the RAM, hard drive, and cpu are all okay. It is just after i reformat that this error occur. Sorry if this isn't the correct place to post this.
 

A:freeze on boot.

1st things to do would be to rule out RAM / HardDrive.

Download and run from Floppy or CD: MemTest {to check the RAM} and the HDD Diagnostic from the Drives manufacturer.

If they pass, try another install.

I've also found if it hangs during Install and the 'Board runs Dual Channel RAM, removing 1 stick will often allow Windows to Install, then put it back in once it's finished.

Hope this helps.
 

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Ok i'll make this simple
1. I start the computer.
2. It does the memory check
3. it freeze right after that
4. keyboard doesn't respond
5. if i push keyboard before or during memory check its calls keyboard error and freeze, always after memory check.
6. I change the hard drive. does nothing after memory check.
7. I change memory (SDRAM). does nothing after memory check.
8. I remove Cmos battery for 24hrs and put in a new battery. didn't change a thing.
9. Cleared CMOS with the pin thing. did nothing for the computer.
10. Can't enter CMOS cause freeze before i get a chance.
11. USB keyboard. see number 5
12. Forget floppy or CD since it freeze before that and you know after memory check usally computers check hard drives, floppy and cd-rom for their name then start booting up in their repected order but mine doesn't even get to that thats y i change cd-rom, hard drive and floppy but nothing change.

Specs
Processor: pentium 2 266MHz
Motherboard: intel
Memory: 256mb
Cooling: a fan
Videocard: ati agp 2mb
Soundcard/Speakers: Opti
Hard Disk: 3.4 gig
CD-rom: 48x cd-rom
Case tower/desktop


so i'm out of ideas can you please help me.
 

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do you get any beep sounds from your system? if so how many?
 

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after reinstalling xp and updating and restarting till all updates were done the computer wont boot. For some reason it still has xp home in the boot selection menu, but i know this is invalid...i select xp pro and the screen freezes, if i try to boot from the xp cd again it hangs at "inspecting your computer hardware" screen. I tried a different harddrive, reseated the ram, swapped keyboards incase a key was stuck, switched ide cables, reset the bios, tried a different cd drive to boot from but i cant boot from cd or harddrive it just freezes, i've don this dozens of times and never seen this before........Help!
 

A:boot freeze xp

I am going to reply to my own thread, i had an external drive hooked up to transfer some files over, i inplugged this and it booted up. Sometimes it's so simple.
 

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go into safe mode by pressing f4 while booting up and remove the screen saver
 

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When I power on my computer, it freezes up immediately after the video card ID display. I am running WinME on AMD Athlon 1Ghz. This condition started after installing a screensaver.
 

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Hi I have a few questions it?s about Booting up and Creating a Boot -able Flash Drive (Sans-disc 16 Gig Fat32)
I had an issue this morning the PC is only 3 month? old a Dell Inspiron 660.
I have noticed a couple of times in the morning?s Maybe when its trying to install Updates ) or MC Vee runs? that it does some funny things. This morning the computer ?Locked up? and I had to ?Re Start it but it would not go past the Black Screed Dell Logo. I pushed all the buttons Windows, F2, F8, F10, for Safe Mode but nothing and I haven't got a Win8 Disc. Win8 was Pre-installed? I have the Product Key but That's another Problem as well.
It took me all day to manage to start the PC and I am not game to turn it off until we can see whats up. I have since Run MWMbs and McVee on Scan? nothing? so I decided to create a ?Boot-able USB flash drive? but the problem is how and where do I download the Windows 8 ISO and do I download Windows 8.1 or just 8?

I found MS win 8 update site and tried to Download the Win 8 64 version I don?t know if it was the ISO but when I went to add my Windows Product Key it said Dasha will log in Auto (see JPEG) Attach for that and when I tried to clear the ?box? and use my product key? it would not accept my Product Key that I entered??

So I need some info about the Lock up and No Boot if I can please?

1 ) Do I update My PC and the The Re-Boot able USB stick with Windows 8.1
or Just 8

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A:Where and What is an ICO of Win 8 Win Freeze on Re - Boot

I think you mean an ISO (instead of ICO). You can download the Win 8.1 ISO by following this procedure:

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

Follow the tip at the end of the tutorial for instructions on how to get that ISO onto a USB drive or DVD.

Once done, you will need to do a clean install using a special key for the 8.1 installation. This key works for Windows 8.1 Pro (see post #16):

How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

Now, after you have successfully done a clean install, you must now use your Windows 8 Pro key to activate the installation as a legitimate upgrade to 8.1 Pro:


Hope all this detail helps you. Good luck.

my2cents

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I had recently sold a computer to a friend. He attempted with no technical experience to fit in a new graphics card. Im am unaware exactly where he went wrong but he told me the computer kept freezing. I told him to remove the graphics card. The only way I could say he went wrong is not uninstalling the onboard drivers before fitting in this new graphics card. I have took the system back. It freezes at the startup loading screen and safe mode. I have booted from disk to re-install windows. Now the more concerning issue is the freezing when formatting and installing. So now I cannot go any further. RAM is not the issue as ive tryed switching around; using different sticks of the same type. I am now thinking of it being the hard drive. The hard drive is recognised in the BIOS and the data containing on the hard drive is recognised on the partitioning screen?

I have tryed the boot disk in different drives and also different disks of the same version. It is SP3 by the way

Please help! I am badly confused

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Hmmm... so am I. If you have another system you don't mind messing with, switch out everything one by one including the motherboard. Therein lies your problem. Could be a bad disc, bad optical drive, the possibilities with an o/s install crashing are practically limitless! Thats why they charge so much lol.

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Hello I need some help with my xp home computer.

A week ago I turned on my computer and had it freeze then go to a blue screen involving something about dumping hard drive to a phicsical disk or something and after it restarted it began to give me a blank screen instead of the xp loading screen.. so I restarted it and it gave me the sorry for the inconvenience with the start up options.. I have tryed all of these even all the options in F8 and all freeze except last known good config.. that gives me a blank screen, I dont have a xp disk unfortunately, the strange thing is it worked last night but is back on the blink tonight and i noticed a strange thing above the memory test that reads CPUID 0f27 Patch 0037.. dont know if that means anything, I have not installed any new hardware in the past 6 months.. any one got any ideas?

I just had a quick thought is it possible to use another xp home computers files to fix any possible problems in my one?

Is it possible to get one without paying for it? last time I checked it cost about 100-300 here... oh and cpu temp is bout 51 celsius commonly
 

A:Xp boot up freeze

you'll need XP CD, and will have to check RAM memory, CPU Temperature. If computer is unstable it might corrupt your system even more while trying to fix it.

First check temperature in the system Bios by hitting DEL key when booting, CPU temp should be between 35 and 55 celsius (though problems may arise over 65 or so, depending on CPU)

check system memory: http://www.memtest86.com/

If memory and temperature are ok, do a repair reinstall with XP installation CD.

Keep in mind this are general guidelines, hope they help.

Good luck
 

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randomly pc re-boots on its own or just freezesand the only way out is to turn off the power and re-start.any help will be much appreciated
 

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sounds like a heat issue get motherboard monitor ...install and watch your temps
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311

you can also unplug the computer..remove side cover...blow out the dust bunnies ...plug in PC and with the side cover off look and see if the cpu fan is running along with any other case fans and power supply fan
 

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I am posting this for my sister.
Alright we both got new computers for Christmas, their Acers.
Specifications:
OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name ALEC-PC
System Manufacturer ACER
System Model Aspire M5641
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2403 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. R01-B4, 11/09/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale Canada
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"
User Name Alec-PC\Alec
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.75 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.08 GB
Total Virtual Memory 5.70 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.51 GB
Page File Space 3.04 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

That's the spec's of my computer, we have the same computer so it should be the same, but I don't know since her's keeps freezing :P
So, when she boots up her PC, it works but when you try to do something it freezes.
It's really annoying and I have been trying to fix it for so darn long! (I know how to fix XP's and some Vista problems, but not this! )
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A:Freeze On Boot Up

Has it been freezing since day one, or has it suddenly started to freeze?

Does it always freeze, or does it freeze sometimes and work fine at other times?

What action actually causes the freeze? ie Opening explorer, Browser, particular application etc

It might be worthwhile running a couple of passes memtest to eliminate one possible h'ware issue:

http://www.memtest.org/download/2.11...+-2.11.iso.zip

If it shows errors, then the RAM is probably faulty. If it shows no errors, then you start looking elsewhere

On the plus side, at least you got the working PC

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Twice lately, have experienced a freeze on boot-up when it gets to desktop. Only fix is to pull the main switch. ESC or Cntrl-alt-del doesn't work! System is Xp,SP2,IE6,2006 Norton System Works.have run virus check-no infects. Haven't changed anything. Is this symptomatic of an impending disaster?
Any ideas anyone?If you need more info, ask please.
Ben
 

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Have you done anything (software/hardware installations / updates etc) prior to the problem?
 

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Our H50-55 desktop is just over 2 years old. Windows 10 64 bit. After the last Windows update it started having issues of booting up slowly, sometimes hanging and needed to be restarted, sometimes more than once. This morning the "Lenovo" appeared on screen with the front panel HDD light showing for a few moments, then the HDD light goes out and the "Lenovo" stays on screen. Period. Have tried to restart repeatedly, also held down power button for 15 seconds. I'm guessing the hard drive died? Our recovery disk seems to have been lost.I used a different computer to download "Windows 10 Recovery Tool 64-Bit 17.01.16" from Major Geeks.com, onto a flash drive. I'm afraid to use it though. Any help with this? Thanks!

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Afer updating to 1903 my laptop will freeze at the login screen on first boot, then upon restart will either boot up or freeze at a blank screen. upon 2nd restart will always boot up. I have updated all drivers and bios, disabled fast boot, updated nvidia drivers manually as well. I have restored windows using a windows media creator image as well as lenovos update 1903 restore usb.

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Sorry to bother you guys with this. I'm half-asleep and won't be thinking clearly much until Monday.

During XP bootup (after login) one of my startup apps (or drivers) is freezing for roughly 3 minutes or so. Explorer goes invisible, nothing happens, but the mouse still moves. After that, the computer suddenly starts performing like it should.

Is there a program I can use, perhaps a startup monitor? Or even a log file somewhere, that would indicate which app or driver it is that's locking up?

It's a brand-new fresh install on a new computer. (Just got a Fatal1ty board with i5.)

Things were ok at first. Then I installed the mobo drivers. That freezing happened at that point, but only for about 3 to 5 seconds. Then after all Windows Updates, that's when the freeze went off the deep end. And I have no way of finding out which update may be the culprit. Any ideas?

Note that there's nothing else installed except one game. No other applications.
 

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My brother's PC will no longer boot up...It just hangs on Update ECSD (or whatever it says) sucessfully...and stops right there....

I set it to boot from cd-rom, and tried to boot from the XP cd, and it just hangs in the same spot, only it says

"Boot from Atapi CD-ROM"
No Emulation
I tried this first with his CD-ROM and hard drive, and then tried it with My cd-Rom and Hard drive, and the same thing happens...

I'm totally baffled, I've never seen this message before....but I'm thinking maybe the motherboard is bad...

Ive tried resetting the bios, loading defaults,....everything I can think of..

His motherboard is the Asus A7V8x, 512 MB ram, XP 2000+

The systems been running fine for the last few months...this just happend the last time he rebooted.

Any Ideas anyone>?

Edit * I can get into BIos and everything works fine in there....it recognizes all the IDE devices, temps, cpu, ram, everything..

Edit 2* the cd is fine, no scratches, an will boot my computer to xp setup screen no problem..so its not the cd..
 

A:No Emulation - Freeze before boot - Help

Wow I've stumped you all.

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hello

P4 2.8ghz
brand new GA-8VM800M-775 motherboard
2 512 ram
fx 5200 graphics card

i just got a new motherboard to replace the old one which was giving tremenous trouble.
but when i start the computer up, it goes through the testing ram etc. and then either freezes there for a few seconds and shuts down, or freezes on windows boot and shuts down...
need a bit of help thanx
 

A:system freeze on boot

nate555 said:



hello

P4 2.8ghz
brand new GA-8VM800M-775 motherboard
2 512 ram
fx 5200 graphics card

i just got a new motherboard to replace the old one which was giving tremenous trouble.
but when i start the computer up, it goes through the testing ram etc. and then either freezes there for a few seconds and shuts down, or freezes on windows boot and shuts down...
need a bit of help thanxClick to expand...


HI

If your running XP ,2K or NT and the replacement motherboard is different to the one that failed , then you will need to reinstall the OS, this is because NT based products such as 2K XP build a list of the installed Hardware when the OS is installed, if there is then a major change to the hardware it will fail to boot.

There are opinions that an inplace Upgrade or over the top install will cure it but most have little success with these and the best option is to reinstall, if there is data on the drive that you require then your options are to buy a 2nd harddrive and install the OS on that then slave the old one up and copy the data from it, any programs that you installed will have to be reinstalled as these cannot just be copied over, or use a partition manager to create a 2nd partition on the drive and install to that.

Regards
 

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Hi all,

I'm having an annoying issue with my computer. My specs are: Intel Phenom X4 3.0ghz, 4gb DDR2 ram, 1tb HDD, MSI mobo.

What is happening is that occasionally my computer freezes up and then it will not start up again. When I try to turn it on I hear the fans go, but that is all that happens. The screen stays blank, there are no beeps, and after about 30 seconds the fans slow way down.

This has happened to me probably close to ten times now in the past 6 months or so. I've discovered that if I reset the CMOS it will start back up, but it seems resetting the CMOS on this thing is a lot more difficult than it should be. Using the jumper to reset the CMOS doesn't seem to do anything. The only thing that seems to work is if I pull the battery and leave it out for 20 to 30 minutes.

I'm assuming I have a motherboard problem, but I'm not 100% sure. Is there anyone out there who might have an idea what my issue is here? Is there something I might be able to do to fix this without replacing parts? I'm pretty broke right now, but need that computer up and running for school. So, I'd be very grateful if someone might be able to suggest a fix that won't cost me a ton of money.

Thanks much,

Tim
 

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Specific mobo: MSI K9A2VM-FD

Just in case this information will help.
 

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Can anybody help? I have recently added two sticks of 512 RAM to my ASUS A8V-E Deluxe Mobo and now I cannot get XP to fully boot with all my old PCI cards installed. I am having to use the onboard sound rather than my PCI soundcard. I have a PCI USB2 card installed as the other USB ports do not support USB2 even thought the spec says they should (this is a design fault on th ASUS mobo). At the same time I have posted another thread as teh onboard sound does not play windows sounds.
 

A:PCI install causes XP to freeze on boot.

What happens if you revert to the old memory configuration?
 

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yesterday when i booted ssd it says no drives found and then it starts with the ssd but after few seconds it freeze , i can only move mouse with cursor then i get a blue screen bsod, on bios the bios can detect it, but it freeze

its configured as ahci it was working fine until i pushed the reset button because the internet explorer hung up and i was forced to push the reset button

now when i launch pc with sata hdd it cant detect the ssd ocz as 2nd hdd

i tried to install 7 again but it says no drives were found !! i checked all cables of the ssd and they were correctly installed :S but on the bios i can see it it can detect it , what does that mean ?


any help is much appreciated

A:help on ssd boot freeze bsod

Hi try F2 on boot and fix the ahci in the bios

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Hi guys,
I have a samsung chronos 7 running windows 7x64, a few months old, and as of yesterday it has developed a problem. It boots up and I can login as quickly and effortlessly as normal, but after a short while, 30 secs to a minute after, the whole machine becomes unresponsive and incredibly slow.it cant even open windows such as "my computer", and cannot shut down, i have to force a shutdown with the power button.
I noticed after a couple of reboots with that happening that when it freezes the hard drive activity light is solidly on, as if the drive is in constant use.
At this point I attemped to run chkdsk as soon as i logged in, trying to beat the lockup. It crawled to 67%, stage 2 verifying indexes, 329020 of 361216 processed. At that point it froze for hours.
I reset and booted into safe mode and ran chkdsk again. This time it sped through to 67% again, even the same index number and froze.
In safe mode the computer was useable slightly longer before it froze and chkdsk ran faster but same result, no response, light solidly on and its now been there for 7 hours on 67%, whearas reaching that point took about 5 seconds.
Could anyone offer advice on what steps to take, or what the issue may be. Also accessing logs may be a problem as i only have my phone to get on the internet with, but if theyre small files i may be able to upload them from here.
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Hello, I have problem with occasional freezing system right after desktop shows up. It doesnt occur each time I boot but it is quite often.
I also get error :

“Windows – Registry Recovery - One of the files containing the system’s registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternative copy. The recovery was successful”.

each time I boot system.

My config:

Win XP SP3

MB: Intel DQ35MP
CPU: Intel Core2Duo E8200 @ 2,66 Ghz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT 512MB
RAM: Corssair 2x2GB DDR2

Notes: 1. I use CCleaner to clean registry regullary.
2. I had problem with random BSoDs but after replacing bad RAM modules, they dissapeared.
3. I tried "Last good known configuration" with no effect.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi
Every morning my WXP Pro freezes on the moving bar seek screen.

I have to press the reset button then all OK all day with all fresh log ins (unless the PC is off for quite a few hours).

Checked in the Event viewer and ID 49 Showing
Configuring the Page file for crash dump failed. Make sure there is a page file on the boot partition and that it s large enough to contain all Physical memory.

Not sure what that means or how to allocate enough.
SP2
I have 768 mb Ram
GE Force card 6600
2 internal Hard drives plus one external all Maxtors

Hope someone can help with this annoying problem.

L

A:cold boot freeze

Hello and welcome to the forum. I'm sorry to hear you're having problems, but let's see if we can find a remedy.
Have you tried running check disc? If not click "Start", "RUN" and type in "chkdsk /r" without the quotes. You'll see a command prompt window stating that "Chkdsk cannot be run because the volume is in use by another process". Type Y and enter to have it run on the next reboot. Then reboot your system.
This will scan you hard drive for errors and attepmt to fix any that is found.

As for the page file, I don't think that would cause your system to lock on a cold boot. The page file is known as virtual memory and basically uses hard space as memory when the system needs it. The settings can be found in "System Properties" under "Advanced", Performance "settings", "Advanced" tab again, on the bottom of the page you'll see the page file size. Normally windows sets the page file so you shouldn't need to change the setting.

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Hello,
my first post, excuse me if I haven't conformed with the rules.

Please help, any advice on a problem I have encountered would be appreciated.

A friend asked me to remove some malware that she had ‘acquired’, namely “XP Antivirus 2011”.
It is diverting all attempts to access the web to paying or other doubtful sites.
I researched this piece of malware and found on the Bleeping Computer advice on what to do.
This “uninstall guide” was entitled “Automated Removal Instructions for XP Anti-virus 2011, Vista XXX etc ? using Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware:”.

I duly downloaded “FixNCR.reg” onto a flash drive on my own PC and uploaded it onto the infected machine. I did have some trouble doing this as .reg files were automatically opened inside Notepad, and thus did not work. So I used File Folder to update the attributes of .reg files, such that I could ‘merge’ it into the registry. I also killed a three character-named process that was running and this seemed to free things up - I appeared to be making progress, and was able to actually get into the BleepingComputer website (previously impossible), intending to download RKILL as advised in your tutorial. This turned out to be difficult (as I could not find it), and the PC appeared to be overheating (hot here in France at the moment) so I came out. Letting the system cool down and restarting normally, it boots up by saying files and folders need to be check... Read more

A:Boot Process Freeze with XP PRO

Hi, Lets give it a try.We will need to view the system status from an external environment. You will need a USB drive and a CD to burn. There will be several steps to follow. Download GETxPUD.exe to the desktop of your clean computerRun GETxPUD.exeA new folder will appear on the desktop.Open the GETxPUD folder and click on the get&burn.batThe 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 driveAlso 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 computerBoot the Sick computer with the CD you just burnedThe computer must be set to boot from the CDIn 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 promptsA Welcome to xPUD screen will appearPress FileExpand mntsda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDDsdb1 is likely your USBClick on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)Confirm that you see driver.sh that you downloaded therePress Tool at the topChoose Open TerminalType bash driver.shPress EnterAfter it has finished a report will be located on your USB drive named report.txtThen type bash driver.sh -afPress EnterYou will be prompted to input a ... Read more

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I installed ultimate on my girlfriends gateway laptop about 2 weeks ago. It was a clean install. The machine had vista but she wanted a fresh start. It has 4 gigs of ram, and I think 320g hdd. Not sure of exact model number or what processor but I will know after class. She has been having an issue ever since the install that it freezes during boot but only intermittently. If it does it can be powered down and turned back on and a message comes up with two choices, one tries a startup repair which fails and the other deletes something and then the machine works fine. Sorry about the lack of info, I will try to get the exact details of message and choices so I can post. I will also get exact model numbers for everything. This issue of ultimate is the microsoft nfr from the expert zone if that means anything. Thanks in advance for any ideas

A:7 Ultimate freeze on boot

Welcome to Seven Forums, 24x24.

You might want to check and ensure that the machine has the latest drivers for the motherboard components.

Look forward to your follow-up with the detailed info.

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Hey TSF Community, i've got a bit of a problem here. Recently I upgraded my bro's CPU for his pc, and now suddenly when the computer get's booted, it freezes during Windows XP boot screen, tried safemode, but still freeze's. It was upgraded from a Intel Celeron 2.6ghz to a Pentium 4 2.8ghz - Cooler has been bought to support P4.

Specs: Intel P4 2.8GHZ, GeFORCE 6200 256, 1GB Ram.

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I am using this P51  for less then a month, and I am having serious trouble in booting, and starting the Windows 10.Each time the P51 is turned off, and on, the red Lenovo logo appears with the green disk light on, steady without any blinks, and P51 freezes.  If I press F10, and go to Diagnostics, there is no problems with all passed signs with green checks, and generally P51 boots and the which balls rotate and Windows 10 appears after the extended Diagnostics check which takes about 4 hours each time.  In some instances, nothing happens and keeps freezing.  I suspected a SSD issue, however as the diagnostic test showed no problems I am not sure.  I used Lenovo's update and maintenence utility to update all the BIOS and firmware, all drivers and there seems no problems.I have installed a SSD checking program Intel SSD Diagnostic Tool to check if there are any issues with the SSD, and have a message saying that the software is not able to communicate with the SSD yet provided all satisfactory results for SSD diagnostics.  Another tool I used to check was Disk Sentinel also gave a similar warning saying that there are 470+ cases of issues with the SSD but gave a positive health report.Lenovo's Windows based diagnostic tool gave one error on the SMART Short Self Test, but later as I run this diagnostics program some hours later, no errors, and all passed.Yesterday a new episode started, a 2102 Detection Error  on HDD1  2nd HDD warning and... Read more

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I'm sorry if this question has been posted before, but I couldn't find anything that was exactly like my problem.
I'm have a Dell Inspiron 530 that I bought about 2 years ago. It has a 300 Gb hard drive, 2 Gb of ram. Its been running great up until last night. When I went to power it up, it froze on the boot screen ( the first screen that says DELL and F2 and F12). It took about a hour of restarting it for it to load into windows. Then again today, it did the same thing. But I found that if I unplug everything except my keyboard and mouse it seems to start up better. But once I start plugging everything back in it will freeze again if I restart it.
Does anyone know what the problem might be and how to fix this problem? Any help would be great. I'm at a loss as to what the problem could be. Thanks again.

A:Vista boot freeze

see if you can borrow a larger wattage quality psu to try in it

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Hi there, I am totally new to this forum, and came across it when searching for help and I am really hoping you can. I am not technical in any way, but will always have a go at trying to sort out PC problems but my one has really got me stumped. My PC was fine yesterday, but on switching on today the boot up has frozen with the following on screen:

AMD Athlon (tm) Processor 900MHz
Checking NURAM
524288KG OK (16 MB Shared Memory Size Used)

WAIT...
Auto-Detecting Pri Master.. IDE Hard Disk
Auto-Detecting Prive Slave .. Not Detected
Auto-Detecting Sec Master ..ATAPI CDROM
Auto-Detecting Sec Slage..ATPI CDROM
Pri Master: VAM51JJ0 Maxtor 2F040J0
Ultra IMA Mode-5, S.M.A.R.T. Capable and Status OK
Sec Master: 0.010000 PHILIPS CDRW2412A
Sec Slave: 1.04 CRD-8400B

And then nothing at all the cursor is flashing on screen but nothing is happening.

I really don't understand what the above is telling me, but hope someone out there can.

Many thanks

Essjay
 

A:PC won't boot up - Sec Slave freeze

What is your primary slave device? Can you disconnect it and see if the PC will boot?
 

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Hi everyone,

I just recently built a computer, and have been using it fine for a week. All of a sudden, while playing a game, it crashed and gave a BSOD. Ever since, I have been getting BSODs with different errors (most notably "Bad Pool Caller"). I have no objection to doing a fresh install, but I cannot even use a boot drive without getting frozen on the windows loading screen and restarting or just getting another BSOD.

I have removed the SSD and HDD and tried booting just from the USB but that also results in a BSOD or freeze and restart.

I really appreciate any help on this as this is very disturbing, and the information I have looked at online gives solutions that only work from the desktop, but I am not even getting that far.

(I can access bios and have unplugged any unnecessary periferials.)

Specs: Intel i7 7700K
Asus z270e motherboard
Kingston 240gb ssd (boot drive)
WD Blue 1T HDD
Gskill Trident Z 16gb RAM
Corsair 650w psu
Cryorig H7
 

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http://computing.net/hardware/wwwboard/forum/6303.html

Help me please....

Thank You,
David Waters
 

A:Ultra 100 FREEZE On Boot Up

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Hi, about every 5th boot after about 3-5 minutes I get a stuttering mouse and then a system freeze. No blue screen of death just a frozen computer. This started about a month ago.

Here's my diagnostics tool dump. Thanks very much.

SF_18-05-2014.zip

A:System freeze every 5th boot

Not much good with dump files Bubblegum but try running Speccy to see what the temps are
Speccy - Download

and then these if the machine doesn't freeze on you

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

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary use the options /f and /r in Option 2

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbishthese find.

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hello today i have noticed that the advanced boot freeze when the "blue" display with the ''wait'' message appears.any help please?i dont want to reinstall os or choose refresh option from desktopmode

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Hello,
i have hp probook 645 g1 and i added ram and ssd drive to it. After that i made clean install of windows 10 pro, and now sometimes i get problem with booting the laptop. It freezes on startup on HP logo and I have to shut it down manualy and do hard reset. I have checker RAMs if they are okay, and ssd is new but i checked it to. BIOS is set to factory conditions and I really dont know what to do more. Interesting part is that laptop boots up normally in 9 out of 10 times. Any ideas?
Thank you
 

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Hello,
I am having some problems with my PC.

Originally the issue was windows would just freeze / lockup on me at random times.

I thought I had some sort of malware, or driver conflict or something, but after many tests, nothing showed up, and there was never any issues reported in event viewer when this happened.

I was running 2 hard drives at the time (1 IDE and 1 SATA6), so I stopped using my main drive at the time, and switched to my back up (the IDE) and everything was fine for a couple of days, until it started to freeze on me again.

Then, I found the next issue, when going back to the other drive it wouldn't load in to windows, I thought perhaps the boot table was screwed up or something, so I formatted and started fresh, even using a completely new version of windows (still 7, just a different copy).

Everything was fine for about 2 weeks, no freezes, nothing. However the computer was on the entire time (I always leave it running), but no issues on reboots or anything.

Then the power got shut off for a few hours (the city was chopping down trees and had to disconnect power lines), when the power came back up, I had the same problem again, I couldn't log in to windows.

So while I sat there scratching my head trying to figure out what the heck was causing this issue - the computer warmed up and eventually I got back in to windows.

It's been running fine since, however I am dreadfully afraid of shutting it off or rebooting in case I can't get... Read more

A:Freeze & Boot Issues

Ok so...

Brand new motherboard, brand new video card, brand new power supply...

Was defragging the drive with O&O ... computer did that lock up thing again...(@91% done). I would say it's the HDD
but its happened on 2 different drives. Everything has been swapped out or replaced. Even 2 different copies of windows
have been used lol.

I am starting to suspect maybe it was O&O the entire time.

I haven't had any issues getting into windows (yet) or any other issues so far, I removed O&O just in case

Friggin perplexing issue!
 

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i'm trying to fix my friend's laptop, and he's having an issue where vista will not load.

it gets to the part where the bar should scroll to show it's loading, and as "Microsoft Corporation" with the little bar are fading in, halfway through the fade, it just freezes. i cannot get it to laod at all, and i've tried for a week.

any suggestions on what it might be?

thx.
 

A:Vista Boot Freeze

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Hi folks,

Ok, I'm a Tech & this one has me at a loss. I have a Home built PC, 2 years old that works perfectly. In the last couple weeks, it bagan freezing (IN THE MORNING) about 10 minutes after I boot it up. Every morning I boot the PC and about 10 minutes later it locks up hard. I can't even alt/ctl/del. I have to hit the Reset button. Then it's fine the rest of the day.

I can't even make it hang. Yesterday I turned it off for a couple hours & booted it & it was fine. Last night I left it off for 4 hours & it was fine. Then I went to bed & this morning (4 hours later) it booted & then froze.

I boot it every morning bewteen 7:00am-9:00am, and every morning it hangs 10-15 minutes after boot. But is fine all day from 9:00am to 3:00am. No problems no matter what I do. Then the next morning, BANG Hangup/Freeze/NoMo what ever you call it.

I reseated the memore, cards, CPU. I replaced drivers. I uninstalled the last software I had installed. I just can't figure it out. HHHHEELLLPPP!!!!! Please.

Thank you for listening.
Lenny
 

A:Bizarre Freeze after 1st Boot then OK all day

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Hi,
I wonder if anyone can help me please?

I’m trying to get an old MeshPC going.
It has an Asus 7ZXE-F8 Mobo
And an Excelstor J680 80GB HD. with XP Pro on it

I have cloned this HD disk from the PC I am discontinuing use of, and it works in this PC when tested.

However it will not boot up in the Mesh PC

I used to get messages about boot record and I rebuilt it (“successfully” it said) according to this.
http://icrontic.com/article/repair_windows_xp

Now it sticks at the screen after the “which system” choices.
The white bar fills out across the bottom and then FREEZES

I have successfully flashed the BIOS….no difference.
If I try Safe Mode it freezes when all the lines of script load
VGA mode also fails
I still get a brief message “searching for boot record from floppy”
Is it important the the black screen that asks which OS to load has three versions (ways of saying) XP Pro?

Many Thanks

Len
 

A:Why does my PC freeze on boot (at the white bar)?

So the installed version of Windows came from another computer? If so then that could be the problem. Windows wasn't designed to be moved from one computer to another without being reinstall. Boot from the Windows disc and reinstall Windows.

Also,

Three versions being listed suggests its been reinstalled several times or is/was multi-booted. If this is an older computer that you have already got all the data off it, then I would be booting from the Windows disc, deleting all the partitions and reinstall a fresh copy of Windows.
 

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Hi

I have a problem which i have occuring on 3 machines (2 in my home, 1
at my parents). When the PC first boots, it goes through the welcome
screen, in to the desktop and loads all the programs, virus killer,
etc. Problem is, it will then freeze, but not in the normal way. When
it has froze, you can still move the mouse, double click icons, click
start button and navigate menus, right click to get menus etc, BUT if
you try and run anything, or select a program from start menu, or
select an option on right click, it hourglasses for a few seconds then
carries on, but just doesn't open the program or perform the action you
requested. Its almost like it will do anything but start a new program
or process. After a few minutes (between 2 and 8), it will unfreeze
and everything you attempted to do, all the programs you double
clicked, options you chose, all happen in one go. From then on it
doesn't do it again, so seems to only be on boot.
I am not sure what is doing this.... all PC's connect to broadband on
cable. One is a Pentium 3 450 with 512 MB ram, one is a Toshiba
Satellite Laptop with 600mhz intel and over 300MB ram and one is a P3
1ghz with 512MB ram. There seems to be nothing linking them except
being XP SP2.
Please any ideas??
 

A:XP SP2 Freeze after boot for 5 min then carry on

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hi i currently purchase a brand new soyo dragon lite p4x400 .
and also brand new 512 one stick of ram 2100. i turn the pc on and it last 10 secs and it feeze i try diff ram diff video and still same ****. the only thing i can think is the video card is a agp2x nvidia and the mainboard says 4x/8x 1.5vol only. i supposed to this 2xagp i have is 1.5v and i supposed the mainboard is backwards compatible? any clues ideas opinions all welcome.

ohh yeah running a p41.8ghz mainboard says it supports up 3.something . this is starting to really annoy me off mainboard has no jumper at all. i like older style better this new type. what is wrong with this nrabd new crap.


ty

Edited : Please watch your use of bad language, thanks
 

A:can boot but 10secs freeze

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.





From Soyo Usa Knowledgebase:
If the AGP video card is 4X then it is 1.5 volt card and this is supported.

If the AGP video card is 8X then it is 0.8 volt card and this is also supported on a 1.5 volt AGP slot.

NOTE: Any AGP card that has 4x or 8x AGP support is Supported on the 1.5 volt AGP slot.

NOTE: Any AGP card that has only 1x or 2x AGP support is not Supported on the 1.5 volt AGP slot.

Please check the picture below:



This knowledge base article applies to the following products:

-SY-P4X400 DRAGON Lite
Intel Socket-478 Pentium 4 Based VIA P4X400 Chipset ATX Motherboard With Hyper-Threading, 400/533MHz FSB, DDR400 and 8X AGP Pro Support, Integrated LAN, USB 2.0, and 4-Ch Hardware Audio
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I have recently tried to update Java, I think it was. Come to turn on my machine today and it never gets past the VERY first black boot screen.

The suggested options of F2 and F12 do nothing (so it appears to freeze before their input is accepted).

Even the USB is still deactivated cos it won't charge my phone.
Also early enough in the boot process to not recognise a boot CD.

Any ideas folks ?

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Dunno why the image won't show - here is the link:
http://db.tt/lA4JW4NZ

Also, I have Dell Inspiron 530S and I know this is a 64bit forum but you guys are so helpful, even to us 32bit folk ;o)

A:Instant freeze on boot

Although it might sound like hardware more than likely something is wrong with Windows. Are you sure that all you did was update java? It sound to me like your only option is a repair install. Repair Install For Vista

That requires the Vista dvd. If you don't have that you might just have to do a restore. Restoring Your Computer?s Software to the Factory Settings | Dell Either way I strongly suggest that first you put your hard drive in another computer and backup your files or use a Linux distribution, such as Ubuntu, to backup your files to a external hard drive or a large USB drive.

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