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Failed To Load Dll, No Start Menu, Programs Wont Start, Etc

Q: Failed To Load Dll, No Start Menu, Programs Wont Start, Etc

I hope it's kosher to post a link to another post I made in the XP forum (I'm only doing this because someone suggested I do). I dont think I have a virus/malware problem, but maybe someone here will recognize it.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...tml#entry844517ThanksUPDATE: I just finished running the a-squared command malware tool and all that it came up with was 19 cookies.

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A: Failed To Load Dll, No Start Menu, Programs Wont Start, Etc

Please try using this to repair the broken registry entry that may be causing this.Download Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip) the file there. (click HERE if you're not sure how to do this.)Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message.Right-click on the entry and choose delete.Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.

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Hi There,
I'm getting the errors below and but I have not got any BSOD.
The errors I'm getting in eventviewer are Pku2ulog failed to start 0xC--35, Negolog failed to start, IDListenLog failed to start, P2PLog failed to start and HomegroupLog failed to start, all with the same failure code 0xC-- 35.
This is what the logs files says about each error.
Unknown( 10): GUID=c36a26fb-03a9-d591-3984-dc17e4a48527 (No Format Information found).
Unknown( 89): GUID=fc9d5ca5-e6c8-627c-be74-e6e0a98bbf57 (No Format Information found).
Unknown( 37): GUID=2553184f-6f2a-3198-ddb7-93ab1ad2d125 (No Format Information found).
Unknown( 10): GUID=418a567f-b393-1423-26aa-123149ef8882 (No Format Information found).
Unknown( 12): GUID=96f7a94a-4343-6ede-ff2b-dd1dafeed500 (No Format Information found).
However, the 'Unknown(xx)' number changes times to times.
Could you help me please?

Thank you very much for your attention.
Best Regards.

A:Errors Pku2ulog failed to start 0xC--35, Negolog failed to start, IDListenLog failed to start, P2PLog failed to start and HomegroupLog failed to start, all with the same failure code 0xC-- 35.

If you have Home group set up, please go to Control Panel ? Network and Sharing Center. Choose homegroup and sharing options and click ?Leave the homegroup?.Juke Chou
TechNet Community Support

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None of my internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, mozilla or the new one that comes with Windows 10 will open or load. Also when I click on my Windows start button it does nothing as well as the dialogue next to it that says I'm Cortana ask me anything. I have run Malwarebytes anti-malware and it has identified 0 threats. I have adware antivirus but it won't run. Any help would be appreciated thank you!

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Hey. I'm just gonna copy this post I made elsewhere. I think it about follows what you guys want in a problem post. I tried to search if it was answered already, but your search wasnt working, so I gave up. Thanks in advance.

My computer recently had a bit of a meltdown and I ended up playing around a little in the Recovery Console and running a chkdsk. I also attempted to copy a file on my desktop to an external hard drive from RC but found out I couldnt and gave up.The check disk fixed a little bit (namely an error that my computer could not start because C:\Windows\system32\config\system was deleted or corrupt or something).

My computer now starts up, but when it does, I get these problems:

"1. all the icons on my desktop looks weird, and everything that's not on my desktop has no icon whatsoever

2. The "Start" button on the status bar is gone, so I cannot click "Start", then choose "Admin Tools" to do a system restore.

3. If I need to turn off the computer, I have to press the power off button because again the Start button has disappeared, also I cannot use the task manager even if I press "alt-ctl-del"."

4. When I start up my computer, I get a "failed to load dll" error.

5. I can start some programs, and peripheral devices work, but not exactly right (I have to access them from My Computer)

6. I also get an error when I try to run most any of my programs. The error may be sli... Read more

A:Failed To Load Dll, No Start Menu, Messed Up/missing Icons, Etc

I would try running the System File Checker.How to Use SFC.EXE to Repair System FilesYou may need to press Ctrl+alt+Delete > Task Manager > File > New Task (Run...) then type "sfc /scannow" (without the quotes).

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I recently just merged Window's Audio into my reg. using that Kelsey site to fix my sound. But when I rebooted, my Start Menu won't load up with explorer.exe!I also get this annoying thing that won't let me run things called: Data Execution Prevention.It didn't let me renew my ip, or open explorer.exe, etc. I had to boot into safe mode for it to stop. Could anyone help me?I greatfully managed to get on FireFox by using an IJJI shortcut for SF; but here's a log.HJT Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:53:27 PM, on 3/4/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\firefox.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft&... Read more

A:Help. Hijack this log. Start Menu won't load with explorer.exe. Also can't run most programs.

Hi,I have bad news for you From your log, I can see it is a lost case - game over situation already.It's clearly here that you are dealing with a File infector, and I'm pretty sure it's Virut, this on top of the other nasty malware you are dealing with. A format and reinstall is the fastest and especially the safest solution.You may want to read this why:Virut and other File infectors - Throwing in the Towel? So, I suggest you to start backup all of your valuable data/documents/pictures/movies/songs/etc.. Do NOT backup any applications/installers and Do NOT backup any .exe/.scr/.htm/.html/.xml/.zip/.rar files...This because these files may be infected as well. If you back them up and replace them afterwards, it will infect your computer again.Read here for instructions how to format and reinstall Windows: http://web.mit.edu/ist/products/winxp/adva...all-format.html

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Devices and printers won't load. Checked the Bluetooth Services as recommended in a previous tread and it was fine. When I switch users it loads fine.

Second problem, may or may not be related.

The programs in the start menu are missing and I am unable to pin anything to the start menu or taskbar. This also works when I switch users.

HP desktop. Windows7 Home Premium. Ran system file checker, Malwarebytes, Norton 360 several times. Both problems showed up several weeks ago.

Any ideas?

A:Devices and Printers won't load. No start menu programs.

Create a new account. Copy everything over from the old. If okay then delete the old.

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When i try to load counter strike source it just chrashes back to the start menu.
i have tried defragging it aswell as cachéing the files im unsure what to do please help

A:CSS wont load when i try the window crashes back to the start menu

what processor do you have? what ram do you have? what graphics card do you have?
it should tell you in control panel - system .
update your directx?
update your graphics card drivers?
do a registry scan?

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP2.

I have a situation where a program shows on "All Programs" but not in C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs or C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs in Explorer. How can I see that shortcut or whatever in Explorer?

Also, on C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs and C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs there appear items (files, shortcuts, whatever) of the same name. What's going on here?



A:Program shows on "All Programs but not on username Start Menu or All Users Start Menu

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When I click on the START menu, why is there no path for me to be able to look at say, C:/my documents/my pictures etc...There is nothing there like it is in other Windows programs I have used.

Also when I right click on a program and try to "pin to start menu", there is no option for that, only the shortcut option.

What's up with these things?

Anyone feel like helping a XP Pro Novice out here?

Thanks in advance forn your help!

A:XP Pro question Path to C: on start menu & pinning programs to start menu. XP Pro

Right-click the taskbar and look through the Properties. There are some settings in there under the Customize rubric that may help you make changes.

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I checked through the Event log in Administrator tools.
I got the following error: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: BANTExt

What is it?

I googled BANTExt and found out it's BelArc Advisor. Is it true?

How do I stop this error?

A:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: BANTExt

Yes, BANText.sys is the Belarc Advisor system driver file.It is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry everytime Windows starts.To prevent the error you would need to find and remove that entry in the registry.

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Each time I boot my computer, I receive the follow message in the Event Viewer System Log File:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Here is the information that I see when I sent it to the Microsoft Support and Help Center

Product:Windows Operating SystemID:7026Source:Service Control ManagerVersion:5.2Symbolic Name:EVENT_BOOT_SYSTEM_DRIVERS_FAILEDMessage:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: %1

What I believe is happening is that all though I uninsulated CA's Anti virus package and installed Microsoft's Security Essentials, not all the CA software was removed.

Help in getting rid of this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,


A:[SOLVED] The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


See this document:
Uninstall failed

Select the correct CA product you had, download the Removal script and run.
Hopefully this will remove the CA Suite from your PC.

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Ok I will copy and paste the message:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

I found it in vista event viewer. I am currently running vista in safe mode and dont really want to restart the pc. This is my first post on these forums and they look great. SO please help!

MY PC Specs:
2 (1x1) gb RAM
1.6Ghz CEL E1200 Dual Core CPU
Vista Ultimate
CD Driver
256MB GFX Card
Nothing else you really need to know

A:VIsta The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Could be spyware.

I would run a Trendmicro free scan.

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Guys, I'm running Windows XP and recently when I turn on my PC it makes a single beeb and then seems to run OK.

Tonight, I was running Firefox and the system seemed to slow, before becoming completely unresponsive. I had Task Manager open at the time, however when I tried to shut Firefox down the PC started bleeping like mad and I was forced to do a hard shut down.

I waited about 1 minute and then rebooted and immedietly went into the Error log and found the following entry:

"The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: StarOpen"

I tried Googling a fix with no luck and I can't find StarOpen in the Services, Apps or Program files. Nor could I find it listed in the Device Manager or the Boot-start list in msconfig.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this?

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Hi all,
I have a problem with Vista Business.Naimly, every time I start the computer and look up into the computer menadgement/event viewer/administrative events it has an error msg:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt



[ Name]
Service Control Manager

[ Guid]

[ EventSourceName]
Service Control Manager


[ Qualifiers]







[ SystemTime]




[ ProcessID]

[ ThreadID]


I think this is regarding my video card (Gygabyte Nvidia 8600GTS) drivers?!But the card works pretty normally and the drivers are up to date.
Anyway there are also a lot of other error & warninig msgs regarding the volsnap and security update installation files.Maybe this due to the situation that I have installed both Vista and XP and there is a common problem with Vista working with XP/other and that is NO RESTORE POINTS... Read more

A:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt

Problem Solution The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt 1.Go to Start > Run and put regedit.exe  and click  Ok 2.Navigator to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters in Registry Editor 3.Add a new REG_DWORD "Headless " and set the value to 1 4.Reboot the server. Regards,

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Monday couldn't boot up PC, had to go to system recovery and restore to previous day.

Log files show below that 4 things failed to load.

Tuesday couldn't boot up PC again.. tried to restart like 4-5 times.. Finally comes up and in the logs there's numerous things that failed to load. Running a sfc /scannow right now.

Any ideas what this could be related to or what is causing it?


A:Solved: Boot-Start or System-Start Drivers failed to load.

MpFilter is a driver associated with Microsoft Security Essentials... It looks like that was causing issues. Windows Updates had an update for it.. So I downloaded update.. Restared and it worked fine. Removed MS Security Essentials and installed Symantec istead.

Working for the time being...

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Sorry if this has already been answered/wrong place. I looked at Google but thought I double check here (since the solutions via Google seem to be refering to a different OS to mine)

First of: Windows Vista, SP2, 64 bit.

Now sometimes (and not now since I am writing this) my Keyboard/Mouse just stops working. It freezes completely and I am unable to use it and am hence required to restart the computer. This happens at random occasions but it usually involves opening some program or what not (I noticed a prominent pattern that the mouse/keyboard freezes whenever I go to speedtest.com measure my speed and then once the download speed bar is finished and upload is about to begin my computer freezes).

I had a look at my event viewer and noticed this:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Now I am not sure whether this appears at the start and then once I run a program or do something (like go on speedtest.com) the commuter then freezes (i.e. my mouse/keyboard is non-responsive) or the error message comes up after my computer freezes but any help in fixing this mouse/keyboard freezing would be very grateful.

The solution to fixing this problem I founds was to go to Registry editor and change the Start D word from 1 to 4 (but I noticed some saying to delete it completely and yet other sources to change it from 1 to 0 and yet even others to change something that I don't even have under that folder). If I was to tamper with the reg informa... Read more

A:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt

Originally Posted by Petze

The solution to fixing this problem I founds was to go to Registry editor and change the Start D word from 1 to 4 (but I noticed some saying to delete it completely and yet other sources to change it from 1 to 0 and yet even others to change something that I don't even have under that folder). If I was to tamper with the reg information, is it possible that I wont ever get access to my keyboard/mouse? My worry is that I might change some value so that I will have no way of getting to the computer with the keyboard/mouse (I am not good with bios) and would not be able to get help on the internet since I can't connect!

It is bad idea

DWORD Start may have following values

0 -boot ,1 -system ,2- auto ,3 -demand, 4 -disabled. Surly if you'll set to 4 you lose access to keyboard and mouse.Don't modify anything.Find folder C:\Windows\Minidump pack it and attache to post.If Minidump folder is empty use verifier tool to diagnose wrong drivers read here:http://www.vistax64.com/973966-post8.html

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Everytime I start Windows, I see the following error in Event Viewer:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: 

A:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: VBoxNetAdp

Do you have Virtual Box or Avast antivirus installed?

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My old system hasn't been powered on for about a year. Problem was the onboard video failed (I think)

Recently replaced it with a video card from another system (riva TNT) and bought some memory (system wouldn't boot, determined that the memory was bad)

Now the system booted but win2K wouldn't work. No problem I have XP now...

After multiple error during the xp install I finally got through it...only the computer will only boot in safe mode..

Initially thought it was a hardare conflict so I booted in safe mode with networking and systematically cleared all the yellow ??? in device manager

Still will not boot normally

Checked event log got the following error:
Event 7026: The following boot-start or system-start drivers failed to load:


Searched the net found a M$ support about it


couldn't find amdk7.sys but managed to update the driver over the net, now its there...yet I get the same error

I did the regedit described but no folder called "parameters"

Made one....didn't work....deleted the value
added the key to my available folder....didn't work

I'm at wits end....I've been working on this (off and on) for a month

Can anyone help with this one?????

A:Event 7026: The following boot-start or system-start drivers failed to load: Amdk7

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Has anyone ran into the Event ID in the Title?
(Event ID: 7026, Message: The Following boot-start or System-start Driver(s) failed to load: TMEBC)

The user is getting CHKDSK every time they boot up the machine and it fails within seconds of it starting.
I removed the Scheduled task under the AutoChk area in the Task Scheduler.

Anyone have anything on this driver or able to assist?


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I'm not sure where to even begin to fix these problems. Some online searches suggested doing a system repair but I want to get some more feedback here before proceeding.

Here is the message from the event log:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

I realized some of these are not Windows 7 related but most are. While the computer "works", I do experience frequent reboots and freezes. Perhaps some of these driver loading failures are part of the cause of my issues. I do have another recent thread here regarding system crashes so I'll leave that alone in this post.


A:the following boot start or system start drivers failed to load

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7, or a Repair Install would a better first option.

You will have to reinstall the third-party drivers again yourself from their website.

Hope this helps,


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I am currently making a device specific module for microsoft MPIO. I have successfully installed the mpio and my own DSM. However, during start-up, an error message comes out saying: "At least one service or driver failed during system startup. Use Event Viewer to examine the event log for details."

When I checked the event log, it says:

The following boot-start or system-start driver failed to load: TrailNavi

TrailNavi is the name of the device specific module that i am making. I am currently using a 32bit server with Windows 2003 OS.

I am trying to test my DSM, but could not do so because the driver can't be loaded..

Any help would be great..

A:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load


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(Please note I did do a quick search and looked for anything on the first page that seemed similar if not exactly the same as this. If I'm re-posting something that's been solved in the
past I apologize.||| Reason for putting this on a forum is so that others may find the answer through google.)
Date 10/19/2007 Source: Service Control Manager
Time 1:28:25pm Category: None
Type: Error Event ID: 7026
User: N/A
Laptop Hp pavilion dv 9035nr 2gig Ram dual core 1.66ghz processor.
2 internal drives sata C:\ 61.8GB X:\ 74.5GB

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 7026
Source: Service Control Manager
Version: 5.0
Component: System Event Log
Message: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: %1
| I'd like to know if this would specifically cause a boot-up to run into a Bad_Pool_Header as it loads the operating system. What I find odd is if I shut it off hard, and cut it back on it'll load just fine the second time.
Should I just email HP and ask for the specific drivers information and downloads? The reason I suppose the information would help is I've used the recovery disc in the past and reinstalled drivers. I was pretty certain I got them all, but I was wondering if just maybe I didn't put them in the right spot hence the second boot working.
Any information or ... Read more

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Of late when I am powering on my PC, the power LED on the cabinet blinks but the HDD LED doesn't. The monitor displays, NO SIGNAL.
Then when I restart the PC and when it finally boots, I go to the Event Viewer and find this entry

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: atc

My PC Config:
Corsair Vengeance 8 Gigs RAM
Crucial MX 100 256 GB SSD
500+160 Seagate HDDs
ATI Radeon HD5450 GPU

Kindly advise what does the above error mean and how do I resolve it


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I've been having problems with my computer the past few months restarting on its own due to system error. I checked the event log and it keeps showing this same problem. "The following boot-start or system drivers failed to load: Lbd" I'm running windows xp.

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I recently had to install a new battery for my computer. After doing so I started having this problem and receiving the following Error from the "Service Control Manager" Event ID:7026   The following Boot-Start or System-Start driver(s)
failed to load: ppfd_vt_1_10_0_24    Param 1. The issues I am having are; Unable to completely "SHUT DOWN" unless I press the power button, this is after I have already selected the "shut down" option in the Start menu. Never
had to press the power button to power off my computer. Also, at "START-UP", I get as far as a black screen with a white flashing cursor in upper left-hand corner. At this point I am stuck, nothing takes me out of this state unless I press the "POWER"
button to shut-down. In order to start-up & Boot, I disconnect AC Adapter, remove battery, wait about 20 seconds, re-install battery, power adapter, and push power button. Now my computer is all good. Can anyone help me with this, I've researched for 2
weeks and am no where. Thanks for any help. My computer is quite old, 2010 Sept., but I'm hoping that I don't have to purchase a new one...(I'm a lil cheap) lol

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I've looked around the internet for anyone who had a problem like this but
i havent found a single forum anywhere that helps so..

I run 64-bit windows vista and recently i downloaded Grand Chase to it.
The first day it worked just fine but today after experiencing some heavy lag
spikes,i restarted my computer and when i tried to open grandchase from the
desktop shortcut(Ran as administer)The desktop just froze.So i tried running it from
the start menu but it did the same,only when i tried to click anything in the start menu
after trying to run Grand Chase,it just gave me a "bing" sound.The only solution to unfreezing
the two is to log off and back onto my computer but Grand Chase still wont work.

I dont think it's the game itself but rather my computer,since i had this same issue before
with yahoo messenger but i cant remember what i did,if anything,to fix it but Yahoo messenger
works just fine now..System restore is out of the question,since the last checkpoint it's made was
sometime in 2011 which i used once before and was basically restored back to a horrible point where
i had alot of viruses and things ran extremely slow with no norton security or anything to help it..

Anybody have some ideas..?I'm able to reinstall the game via safe mode but when i go back to
normal mode it's the same story retold from point A.

A:Computer desktop/start menu freeze when i try to start certain programs

You can try installing Game Booster and running Grand Chase via Game Booster, and see if that helps.

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I have experienced a sudden problem starting programs. The computer boots correctly, and all desktop icons appear correctly. But when I double click a desktop icon, or start a program from the start menu, I get a popup window displaying a list of programs and asking me which program I want to use to start the application. I select the correct program (or browse to the appropriate .exe file), but still the application doesn't start. This includes IE and Windows Messenger. My virus scanner was about the only thing that I could start up, and I did a system scan with Panda Anti-Virus, but it didn't show anything substantial (just some cookies).Using my WinXP set up disk, I've tried to do a repair (I guess reinstallation without reformatting the hard disk), but after I entered the License Key, the computer did a reboot and then stopped. It is stuck on the XP splash screen and won't go any further (I once let it run over night, but it was still frozen on the splash screen). I even tried to repeat the repair process, but that didn't work.Automatic updates did download an update just before this problem started (I think it was the day before the problems began). I don't know what this update was and I'm not sure it was SP3 (system does have SP2 installed).Considering that the computer freezes now when booting up, is there anything that I can do short of reformatting the Hard Drive???? I also have another hard drive that I can use to install XP onto.... Read more

A:Programs will not start even though desktop icons & start menu appear

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When I start up my computer, my Steam starts up, then I manually start Chrome. Chrome comes up fine, Steam does too, but when I try to right click on Steam and click friends, all it does is create another steam process running at 100-108 K. Then if I close Chrome and try to reopen it, it will do the same. This happens with EVERY program after I start up. There's a 5 second window where I can open programs without issue, then after that it will only start 108 K copies of them. It takes me around 30 restarts just to get it working properly, if not more.

A:Unable to start most programs from taskbar and start menu

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8103 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 271044 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated and Enabled
My Windows 7 Professional "Explorer" tree (not Internet Explorer) no longer lists my CD/DVD ROM DRIVE under the Device Manager/Drives. It used to.

I've checked the System Registry and it has lots of info about that ATAPI drive, but my system fails to find the "cdrom" driver (which is the one Windows 7 uses by default). It's not a 3rd-party driver.

The tray on my CD/DVD drive opens and closes properly. Windows just won't recognize the drive, so I can't use it.

I'm hoping someone can offer a 'manual' solution to get it working again. I do not want to spend a month to reinstall my OS and tons of hard-to-configure software. I've read countless other posts and solutions, both here and on MS's sites. The info on MS's sites is not even understandable. It's too vague and often doesn't even apply to my situation.

Note: The error (7026) message is:
"The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

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A:Error 7026 "The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: cdrom"

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So I have the Classic Shell start menu replacement program (fantastic by the way), and it just occurred to me. Is it possible to have a menu on the right pane, instead of adding a scroll arrow on the bottom when there's too many items to fit on a screen, behave like the All Programs menu and automatically throw the other items into a second column? (If there's nothing you can tell me, that's fine, just thought I'd ask)

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Today I noticed that I could not open my start menu with neither the windows button, ctrl + esc, or a click of the mouse. I've also had a problem the last couple of days saving/opening files in one of the programs I used to make music. I tried to go into safe mode to do system restore, but the safe mode didn't boot. It scrolled all the system files on the screen but then just stopped and nothing happened.

So, I tried the other option (forget what it's called) that lets you perform various other system restoration tasks. I brought up the system restore screen from there, but got an error that said something about corrupt files so it could not perform the restore. I checked again, and all my restore points had been deleted.

Lastly, when I click computer, all the drives are blank with no names beside them, only the icons. I can still click them and they seem to be functioning normally, so I don't know if there is a relation to this. I don't know if some registry files were deleted or if there is some other problem. I didn't notice the start menu/safe mode/blank icon issues until I just recently installed the latest windows update.

Sorry if this seemed a little long winded, but I would appreciate help from anyone.


A:Safe mode wont boot, Start menu wont appear and various other problems

Hi -

Try a repair/ install - http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88...all-vista.html

Regards. . .



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I do not want to see any of the programs at the top of the list of All Programs (especially Internet Explorer). I just want to see the program folders listed, preferably sorted by newest or most recently modified first, by alphabetically would be OK. How to get rid of the 8 programs shown in here? Thanks.

A:Start Menu All Programs List - how to not show recent programs

right-click a blank area on the taskbar and select the "start menu" tab.

Recent Items List


Start Menu - Shortcuts

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I've just reinstalled W2K and I rebooted after install my Gfx/sound Drivers aswell as Norton Antivirus and Firewall but when I logged back in the start menu and desktop Icons wont load. I then rebooted again and the start menu did load but Norton didnt load and when i try to load that or windows update i get this message.

"An activeX control on this page is not safe your current security settings prohibit running unsafe controls on this page..."

any idea

A:Start Menu won't load

Try this:
Open Internet explorer/Tools/Internet Options/Programs.
At the bottom,click on Reset web settings.
Restart and try again.

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How do I add a folder/menu to the "Programs" menu

In WinXP I could do it with my eyes shut in "C:\Docs and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs"
When I attempt to do the same in Win7 64bit "C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu" is a link -- "access denied"

Image is my old XP structure
I am using Classic Shell Start (Sourceforge) -- just to annoy the younger players

Will appreciate any help,

A:Add custom menu to Start > Programs menu


If I read you correctly you can navigate to:

C:\Users\"Computer name"\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Create a new folder in the folder named Programs and it will appear in Start> All programs

See ive created a folder called "Boo" and my "computer name" is scotty:

AppData maybe hidden, if so go to control panel, icons view and locate Folder Options. Once opened
click the view tab and click Show hidden files,folders, or drives.

Hope this helps?

P.S. Do you like Batman TAS?



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Just moved to Windows 7.

We're told over and over that the new start menu is better in every conceivable way, but the truth is, for a keyboard oriented power user like me, it truly sucks. At least, the default setup, and all the customizations I've attempted, truly suck swamp water.

In XP, I configured all my programs to be accessible in 3 keypresses. Eg. by putting Notepad under Start > Tools > Notepad, I could bring it up in a split second by pressing Windows Key, T, N - likewise for the ~20 other programs I have. I've had this for 8 years and it's ingrained in my style, but more importantly, it is genuinely highly efficient.

I've tried my darndest in W7 to recreate this. However several things are in the way:

1) After the windows key, the Search box has the focus. So no matter what you type in, it isn't shortcutting through the programs menu, it's typing in a search query.

2) I can't seem to create my own top level menus under the start menu (like "tools", "office" etc).

3) The All Programs link doesn't open up a menu with sub menus etc - just lists them in a single list. Maybe typical users prefer this (fair enough) but it's brain damagingly irritating for a power user, as you lose all sense of hierarchy and location.

Can anyone suggest how I could recreate my old XP behavior in W7?

-old-fashioned Brendan
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A:Start Menu - making All Programs a menu?

It sorta annoyed me at first, but I had too many programs installed and too few shortcuts memorized so I had to adapt to the change. I tried the Windows Classic theme on another win7 machine but apparently the "improved" start menu got backported to classic as well, meh.

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I have a dual boot system with Vista Ultimate(E-Drive) installed on XP(C-Drive).Last week I installed AutoCAD 2007,but whenever I used to start the program from All Programs and AutoCAD folder instead of opening the program it used to open installation file again.So I tried to copy and paste the AutoCAD.exe icon from Program File folder in E-Drive(that's whee my vista is installed) into ProgramData Folder(which is a hidden folder) - Microsoft - Windows - AutoCAD, but I couldn't copy it there.So I performed the "Unhide" operation on ProgramData Folder and tried again but with no results.So I again did the "Hide" operation on ProgramData Folder.That was the mistake I thin and since then the almost all the installed and default programs on All Programs have disappeared.Even the paint and other utilities in Accessories foler,the default Windows Calender,Movie Maker,Gallery,Media Player etc have also disappered.I don't how to undo this and get those programs back on All Programs list.Please help.Thank You.

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I reinstalled Windows XP. For some reason, all of my old programs show up in Windows Explorer, but not in the Start Menu or in Control Panel/Add Remove Programs. Is there a way to fix this?

Thanks for any help.

A:Programs Not Listed in Start Menu Or Add/Remove Programs

I would guess that you need to re-install all of them for them to do that,its just a guess,try it with one and see if it works .....

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I am facing a problem with my windows XP Professional SP2 machine.

When I click on the 'Start' -> Programs, nothing gets displayed the programs list to be diplayed is showing empty.

But, every thing else works fine. When I go to any programs installation folder in 'Program Files\xxx' directory and run the application, everything works fine.

I tried to use the tip mentioned here....


But, that is also not working.....

Anyone faced similar problem....? Can you help me out

A:'Start' menu 'Programs' Empty programs list

welcome to tsf
try going to "last known good config" -- the menu is listed when you tap f8 on boot.
post back

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No matter how many times I launch Skype or iTunes, they just won't get added to the Start Menu's Recent Programs list. Any ideas why?

A:Some Programs won't go to Start Menu's Recent Programs List...

Post number 2 may work for you
Recent items history not updating in taskbar

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I have never used File and Settings Transfer Wizard, Windows Media Player, or SQL Server Configuration Manager. I noticed them today after leaving Secunia PSI running for 2 days after hearing about the Java exploit. How could these show up if I've never used them?

A:Programs I've Never Used are showing up in the Commonly Used programs in Start Menu.

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I reinstalled Windows XP. For some reason, all of my old programs show up in Windows Explorer, but not in the Start Menu or in Control Panel/Add Remove Programs. Is there a way to fix this?

Thanks for any help.

A:Programs Not Listed in Start Menu Or Add/Remove Programs

Hey, i assume when you re-installed XP you attempted to keep your programs?

When re-installing XP i believe the registry is re-written, which would account for them being missing from the Add/Remove programs panel.

As for the start menu, star menu entries can be found in these two directories:

C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Start Menu
C:/Documents and Settings/[Your Username]/Start Menu
i'm assuming they've been re-written too, if the programs still run then all you need to do is drag a shortcut to the main EXE into one of them folders, if they don't i suggest you re-install them.

Could you clarify how you re-installed XP? did you choose some non-destructive re-install(in order to keep your programs)?


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Hello to all,
Have no idea how I did it, must have been during an upgrade, but I've lost my Revo Unistaller Folder and programs from the ALL Program List. Can anyone advise how to get it back there? Thanks in advance.

A:Lost Programs and Folder from Start-Up All Programs Menu

Hello Glenn,

You could use the tutorial below to restore the default Start Menu "All Programs" shortcuts.Start Menu All Programs in Windows 7 - Restore Default Shortcuts
However, I'm afraid that you'll need to create new shortcuts for your programs in the Start Menu though. Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts
Hope this helps,

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"XP Home edition when the computer boots up there is an error message "Failed to load hawivobi.dll" Will not allow me to remove this from the start up in msconfig. Get an error message that I need to be an administrator to remove from start up even though logged in as an administrator. FYI was previously infected with Trojan:Win32/FakeRean.
I followed the directions and got myself in more trouble can you please help.

I tried the following instructions now is running extremely slow(not useable) and only can access internet explorer in safe mode:

I updated the permissions of the registry subkey:

a. Under Group or user names, click Administrators.
b. Under Permissions for Administrators, make sure that the Allow check box
for the following entries is selected:
? Full Control
? Read
Then went to msconfig and and checked off of the Rundll on the startup tab where hawivobi.dll was started


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Ok. I'm a complete computer idiot and now my computer won't load. All I get is the desktop background screen. I can get into somethings like firefox through through task manager but others like explore won't opening becuase of a missing wininet.dll. Please help me, I need to get my computer running again

A:HELP! my desktop and start menu won't load

You might have to try a sfc /scannow. You'll need your XP CD.

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After a clean install of win7 (x64), the start menu icons never (or take extremely long) to load the first time after opening them. This primarily happens at Start button > All programs (and the folders within all programs). After the first time, they load normally. This happens each time I restart my computer. The memory isn't a problem as I have 4gb of it. The icons/thumbnails of all my other programs/pictures appears to be fine too. Any help please?

A:Start Menu Icon Never Load

maybe startup programs or anti-virus could be causing the delay?

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Subject says it. Just setting up new pc for my wife. Came with XP Home preinstalled but the start menu was the classic. Switched it to the XP start menu (which I've grown to like better) and My Computer, My Network Places and Internet Explorer icons were removed from the desktop. Only recycle bin remained. Switching back to classic puts them back again. Oddly enough, when I was saving a dowload to the desktop (while set up as XP) the My Computer, My Network Places showed in the save to box when pointing at the desktop.

A:Switch from Classic Start Menu to XP Start Menu removed desktop icons

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