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Problem loading windows 7

Q: Problem loading windows 7

Well this is the problem

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

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

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

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

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A: Problem loading windows 7

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

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

A:problem with loading windows XP

Have you tried booting to the Safe Mode?

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

Select Safe Mode without Networking.

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

Look at these keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Run

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Run

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

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

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

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

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

thanks
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Problem with Windows loading

Can you get into Safemode??

How to Start in Safemode

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

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

A:Loading Windows XP problem.

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

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

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

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Hello,

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

A:Windows loading problem....

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas on how i can fix this?

A:Problem loading up windows

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

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

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

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

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

Andrew
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A:Problem loading windows.

Hello Andrew


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

Or you could create a BartPE bootable CD

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

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

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

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Hi guys,

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

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

A:Problem loading windows

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

start there

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

A:Problem Loading Windows

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

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

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

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

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

Louis

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

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

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

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

A:problem loading up windows

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

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

A:have problem loading windows

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

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

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

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

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

These results are copied from an avg rescue scan.

I am hoping someone can help me. Thanks.

A:Problem with loading windows

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

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

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

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

Thank you .

sallie
 

A:windows loading problem

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

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

A:problem loading Windows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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High i just got a new system:

amd 64 x2 slot AM2

Im haveing problems loading windows on my old hard drive ultra ata133 into my motherboards ata100 ide connector.

Windows is already installed on the Hard drive, it works in older pc with ultra ata133 ide connector on it, But when i put the hard drive into my new amd 64 pc as soon as windows logo load screen shows it restarts.

I mean i only see the logo for less then a second and i kinda see a flash windows erro blue screen, and then the computer restarts.

i cant figure out what the problem is. i uninstalled some softwair and old drives that i thought may cause problem on new system but no success. I figured maybe something i can do in bios some setting i need to change for ide so HD will work correctly. But i have no clue what i would have ot change...

by the way i do have a DVD drive connected to same IDE cable. my hard drive is 2ndary on the ide cable.

im prety sure its not a hardware problem. cause everything seams to work great. just the hard drive has wierd reaction. I was also thinking mabey some kinda drives i may have to put on HD so it clocks at ata100 but acording to info i collected online it dosent seam to be reqiured.

please help
 

A:Problem loading windows

should i have posted in hardware?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I Tried loading windows on my other PC, , i formated (not quick), go throuh the setup steps....but when it comes to copying files to HD needed to proceed with installation...says File can not be copied....i click retry and nothing....i bought a new hard drive but still same thing....the CD works for sure, cuz i tested on other PC...what could it be...
 

A:Problem when loading windows to HDD

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I Tried loading windows on my other PC, , i formated (not quick), go throuh the setup steps....but when it comes to copying files to HD needed to proceed with installation...says File can not be copied....i click retry and nothing....i bought a new hard drive but still same thing....the CD works for sure, cuz i tested on other PC...what could it be...Click to expand...

Clean the CD and try it again.. Or clean the optical drive unit (CD/DVD) Once scratch on the CD can cause problems. When you installed Windows did you do a delete enter L enter on the HDD? Then you said you did a full NTFS format...
 

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

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

Thanks,
 

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Since reinstalling WinXP SP3 I get the message "windows explorer has had a problem and must shut down". This happens about 1/2 the time when WinXP is restarted up from hibernate. The startup then resumes normally.

I haven't used Windows Explorer for years (use Power Desk/Xtree) and would like to keep it from loading to avoid this inconvenience. Anyway to do this - or remove Explorer completely?

Thanks
 

A:Windows Explorer Loading Problem

disable hibernate for one, HUUUUUUUUUGGGEEEE resource HOG
and you cant' remove win explore
and you have a serious problem, corrupt files, something bad for that to happen and your system is very unstable and will SOON not start
so Backup all data you need and restore, repair or reinstall
 

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I have a PC with Asus motherboard: Asus M3N78-EM with Win XP SP3.
Been running fine for years with not problem.
All of a sudden, when I last rebooted, I get error that HAL.DLL in Windows\System32 is corrupted or not found. So, I replace that file with one from another functioning PC. Then got same message for other files in Windows folder.
So, I tried to repair/reinstall Win XP from install disc. When setup is running, I get blue screen with the following message:

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer....
Tech information:

***STOP: oxoooooo7E (oxcoooooo5, oxf748e0bf, oxf78da208, oxf78d9f08)
*** pci.sys - ADDRESS f748e0bf base at F7487000, Datestamp 3b7d855c

When I googled this error, it suggested checking memory, which seems to be ok (I tried with each memory module individually and got same msg...I doubt if both mem modules went out at same time). I also installed latest BIOS from Asus. Still get same error.
Any ideas?
Thanks
 

A:strange problem loading windows

May be too late to try this but
If you get an error regarding a missing or corrupt hal.dll file, it might simply be the BOOT.INI file on the root of the C: drive that is misconfigured

Insert and boot from your WindowsXP CD.
At the first R=Repair option, press the R key
Press the number that corresponds to the correct location for the installation of Windows you want to repair.
Typically this will be #1
Type bootcfg /list to show the current entries in the BOOT.INI file
Type bootcfg /rebuild to repair it
Take out the CD ROM and type exit
 

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HI, I was fixing a laptop for a friend earlier and it had a problem that keeps coming back, its now the 3rd time ive fixed it but im looking for a permanent solution.
when you try to turn on the laptop it just keeps cycling through start up only getting as far as the windows logo screen then restarts again.
it then goes to recovery console but nothing from that works tried it all and it still does the same thing, tried safe mode but that doesnt start either.
I remember reading somewhere that sometimes this can be caused by the hard drive not being told to start up in the bios, so i checked it out and all seemed fine, as a final effort i switched the settings from sata with ahci to ide which made the laptop work 100% with no problems at all.
im not quite sure as to why it does this or how it affects the laptop overall, the tech support they got given with the laptop said it was un repairable and they needed a new hard drive and all data is lost but obviously it isnt.
heres the strange thing though, this is now the 3rd time ive had to go sort this same problem on the same laptop, is there any reason as to why its setting itself back and if so how do i fix it as the friend im helping out isnt technical minded at all and needs the laptop for college/uni

any help much appreiciated
Thanks Gav

A:Problem loading anything on windows 7 system

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Originally Posted by WGC Gav


the tech support they got given with the laptop said it was un repairable and they needed a new hard drive and all data is lost but obviously it isnt.




That's how useful tech support is

The setting is changing back to IDE in the BIOS? The only thing that I can think of that would cause that is a dying CMOS battery which is in turn changing the settings back to default. If that's it, the battery (a simple watch battery) will need to be replaced.

Devin

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Hi All,

Hopefully this is the right place to post this. I am having some difficulty with my computer. It's quite a few years old already. Here is the stats before I did some upgrading:

P4 1.6GHz (OC to 2.2)
ECS P4VXASD2+ ATX VIA P4 Motherboard
Some generic brand 550W PSU
1 x 256MB PC2100 DDR RAM
1 x 512MB PC3200 DDR RAM
GeForce 4 Ti 4600
1 x 80G HDD (Master)
1 x 40G HDD (Slave)
1 x DVD Writer
Window XP Pro

So as you can tell, nothing extravagant. I decided to upgrade the system and clean it up a little bit. So I took the whole thing apart, clean the CPU fan, which was FILLED with dust. Upgraded the fan on the GPU with a Vantec iCEBERQ 5 Premium Copper VGA Cooling Kit, which I think is what's causing the problem. Changed the PSU to an Ultra X2 750W. And I replace the 256MB RAM with another stick of 512 PC3200.

So after I have put it all back together, I fired it up to see if everything works. That's when the problem begins. Everything loaded ok until the Windows loading splash screen. After the splash screen, the screen just turned black, no cursor, nothing. However, I believe the screen is getting a signal because the led on the power button stayed green, rather than orange, as when the computer is off. There was no "Starting Windows" sound coming through the speaker though.

So I went ahead and restarted the machine. When it's restarted, I got the choice to start in Safe Mode, last known good config, or... Read more

A:Problem with Loading Windows after upgrading fan on GPU

Pull the stick of pc3200 ram and try running it with just the 256mb of pc2100 and see if it starts up ok?
Youve made few changes except for the ram and it may be the issue...

Also make sure the system is not overclocked till you get it up and running stably..
 

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I bought a new 320 hd yesterday and installed it. Used my windows xp disk to load it on the new hd. It went through the set up fine, then when it rebooted, it came to a black screen, that read
hit any key to continue with cd
error read disk
hit ctrl alt delete to reboot
I tried everything, and the ctrl alt delete just kept bringing up the same screen. my regular pc girl in out of town until Tues. and I need to get my pc running.
 

A:Problem installing new 320 hd and loading windows xp

Have you tried reformatting it again? Or take the CD out on startup.
 

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

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

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

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I received some sort of adware/malware while surfing, so I updated Malwarebytes and rebooted my pc as I was going to run a Malwarebytes scan in safemode. Upon reboot I only get a screen that offers me the options for boot menu, setup, and system recovery then it quickly goes to a blank screen with a flashing cursor and thats where it stays. I cant even enter safemode. Any help would be appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Problem loading Windows

Hi you could try this How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install

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After doing an "Install update and shutdown", on reboot the only item on the desktop was my desktop photo, no icons or bottom task bar. The only way I can access the programs is to use the Task Manager - file - new task.
I went through the forums and did these,
1. confirmed that "hklm\software\microsoft\windows nt\current..\winlogon" shell value is explorer.exe
2. Started windows in "last known good configuration", but still the same problem.
3. Tried starting explorer.exe from Task manager, but i get the error, "Access denied".

Can anyone pls tell what can I do to get it running.
I'm running Windows XP pro, and I am able to run Internet explorer, cmd, ... from TaskManager.
 

A:windows explorer loading problem

Here are some possibilities:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;318027&Product=winxp

and here is another:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
 

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After power-up and POST ,all hardware checked and listed ok by BIOS, the curser just sits at the bottom of the page, flashing. The CDROM does'nt start(first boot choice in bios) and windows setup is not loaded. Have changed hard drive and cd-drive, still the same.Any ideas how to load windows please?
 

A:Loading windows xp boot problem

Make sure the computer is set to boot off the CD in your BIOS settings.
 

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Ok so i try to open my computer yesterday and it jst restarts at the loading screen i mean the windows logo loading screen,it completes the loading then i hear a noise from the cpu and it restarts... And oh yea when it starts it shows me four options safe mode,safe mode with networking,last best configuration that worked,start windows normally. I tried them all and none of them worked... I recovered the pc from a winxp CD but the problem still persisted.. Then i took out a ram(it has been the problem beforE) and i see it is completely dusty... then i clean it... and start the pc without it..... but it still doesnt work..... I reinsert the ram.. and comeback yesterday and try safe mode and it works!!! and then restart my computer to see that everything is working fine..... So guyz please tell me what caused this problem??? and how i couldve fixed it??? and how do i fix it if it ever occurs again???

A:Windows Xp Loading Screen problem

Clean out the rest of the tower with a can of compressed air all fans, and heatsync (Middle of the motherboard with a fan on top of it this is where your cpu is the heatsync must stay dust free).

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I have a w7 64bit and this strange problem whenever theres an active loading bar, for example when I'm installing a program or watching youtube , everything laggs and freezes until the bar is gone.This is happening on a fresh install , il provide more details if necessary.
thanks
 

A:Problem with loading bars in windows

Howdy,

Does the program download and how do you recover from the freeze?

What memory does the PC have?
 

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Hi, my recently built computer has been working great for the past month or two until last week. A few days ago I turned my computer off manually with the power button. After that the computer would not turn of with windows (I would click the power off button and it would turn everything off but the background and then just not do anything at all). I just dealt with that by turning it off manually every time. Now I turned my computer on today and I got a blue screen of death!
It says Unmountable_Boot_Error and something about check to see if hardware is installed properly (I havent added anything new and it was working perfectly beforehand).
In short, I havent the slightest idea about what to do. Any help please???

A:Major Windows Loading Problem!

im sorry it says unmountable boot volume

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When i turn on my computer(an hp pavalion a1720n),it seems fine, i bought it refurbished recently from a computer store in mt. Vernon. After opening up the case to try to install a floppy disk drive,realizing it didnt fit the plugs, and giving up, i turned on my computer a few days later to see it load at the windows logo, after that finished, it became stuck at the small waiting period between the windows screen and the login screen, i can move my mouse, but i have to turn off the computer via the power button. All safe modes dont work. Pressing f11 at the boot menu doesnt work. And im stuck at that. Please help!

A:After windows loading screen problem!!

As you open the case, check all the cables & cards are good.

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A while back I got rid of a virus with help from this site. Ever since then I have been getting a window pop up that says: "Run DLL--error loading C:\Windows\uxeqeribeci.dll specified module cannot be found"

I am not sure what this means. Overall, my computer is still very slow and takes forever to start up and load pages. I have defender pro, and run that routinely. It has not found anything lately. Is this message related to a virus at all? Did I maybe delete a file that I really needed? I am guessing that I probably have some other virus still lurking, too.

I am using a home PC with Windows XP home and have a wireless router.

Thanks.

A:Run dll --error loading windows problem

It's not unusual to receive such an error(s) when "booting up" after using anti-virus and other security scanning tools to remove a malware infection.RunDLL32.exe is a legitimate Windows file that executes/loads .dll (Dynamic Link Library) modules which too can be legitimate or sometimes malware related. A RunDLL "Error loading..." or "specific module could not be found" message usually occurs when the .dll file(s) that was set to run at startup in the registry has been deleted. Windows is trying to load this file(s) but cannot locate it since the file was mostly likely removed during an anti-virus or anti-malware scan. However, an associated orphaned registry entry still remains and is telling Windows to load the file when you boot up. Since the file no longer exists, Windows will display an error message. You need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the file when it loads. To resolve 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.
Vista/Windows 7 users refer to these instructions.Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.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 fil... Read more

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Hi Everyone,
 
This gets a little complicated and while it is an internet problem, it seems to be a problem caused by Windows. I am running Windows 8.1 now, but the same thing happened in January while I was running Windows 8. Everything except the internet is working perfectly.
 
The system is running an i5-330 processor and has 16 gig of ram, I believe. Might be 8 gig of ram but I think it is 16, in any case, has plenty of it. Its main drive is an SSD that has about 65 gigs free space. It is a custom build from a local major computer store and it is just over 2 years old.
 
The computer is in the shop, so I cannot run any test but, the repair shop is totally out of ideas, other than to reformat and reinstall, AGAIN.  They cannot figure out what is causing the problem so I don't want to that as I am afraid that since we do not know why the problem has happened, twice, it will just happen again, so I am really hoping that someone here will be able to offer some ideas as to what is happening to cause this problem and how to fix it without doing a reformat/reinstall.
 
I should have just come here before taking it in but I didn't have time to mess with it and since the place that built it offers free lifetime service, I took it in. They do charge an 80.00 expediting fee to put it in the front of the line but since it had been in for this same thing before and I was not happy about it happening again when we never found out why it happened in the first p... Read more

A:Many sites not loading, DNS problem BUT only in Windows.

In Windows, change the DNS servers to:
 
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4
 
or
 
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
 
and then try accessing popular websites.
 
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/fl/change-dns-servers-windows-8.htm

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I am running windows xp. I recently aquired a virus and ran many antivirus/malware programs to get rid of it. Nothing seemed to work so I tried running virus scans in safe mode, but the problem was that safemode didn't load. Everytime I tried loading up in safe mode my computer would just restart. Eventually I downloaded a safebootrepair fix that allowed me to run in safe mode. The only thing was once I restarted my computer after getting into safe mode I could no longer get into safe mode without running safebootrepair.

I thought I fixed my problem so I ran the msconfig command and checked the box so that my computer would start up in safemode right away without me having to press F8. The problem came back and now I can't even start up my computer in normal mode or safe mode. The computer restarts before I get onto my log on screen. Is there anyway I can reverse my setting so my computer can boot in normal mode and not automatically boot up in safe mode?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Recently I loaded Style XP onto my IBM T20 Laptop. I used a feature in StyleXP that allows me to change the boot screen. After changing the boot screen, I restarted my system and then it got stuck at the first screen that reads IBM Thinkpad. Their are 2 options:
F1 and F12, but when I push either key, nothing happens. I have tried to reformat my hard drive but the screen gets stuck at the first screen that reads IBM Thinkpad. Is their a way to reset the laptop by opening it?
 

A:Solved: Problem loading Windows XP Pro

Actually, what I would do is after the POST screen flashes off (the one where it detects your HD's and such)repeatedly press the F8 key. This will bring up a menu of several options for booting into Windows. Select Safe Mode. If you get into Windows, i would suggest removing Style XP since that's the most recent thing you installed.
 

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I built a computer, and i was originally having the problem where the computer just stopped loading windows, and would fail to reinstall windows as well. I have been having this as a reoccurring problem for a while. I replace the motherboard, memory, PSU, and Hard drive, and graphics card, and it worked for a while, but now i am having the problem again, and at the beginning it would begin to install windows and then part way through I would get the blue screen error message and the installation would fail. Now when i turn it on i wont even get any signal to my monitor. Any Ideas? thanks.
 

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OMG!!

I have created another link regarding this issue, however this problem is now on my second computer...

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/725602-vista-won-t-load-blue.html

I just connected my iPod Nano (3rd Generation) to my second computer to charge up and then it completey shut down and now shows the error:

Error loading OS
<windows root>system32\hal.dll
Please reinstall a copy of the above file.

I have tried to repair the required, but it wont even read or load my XP Pro installation disk to repair it.

This is extremely frustrating, as I am now thinking that my iPod has a virus in it and has transferred it from my laptop through to my other PC~!

I'm starting doubt now whether, I need to purchase a new hard drive for either machines?

I am running Windows XP Professional on my other computer that is now affected.

Any suggestions???
 

A:Solved: A continuos problem with loading OS, repairing from CD or loading from CD.

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I have a Dell Dimension 4100 operating w/ Windows ME. I recently purchased a new 80 GIG HD and went to install and load Windows XP. I removed the old HD and plugged in the new one (no longer using the old one), set the BIOS to read the CD and when I started I received a msg that said invalid boot drive, please insert boot disc in drive A: It doesn't seem to recognize the XP CD no matter what I do. Any suggestions?
 

A:Problem Loading Windows XP on New Hard Drive

Try a Win 98 bootdisk and partion and format your new drive. You may have to start smartdrive and copy the Xp files to the non boot partition and load from there.
I am taking for granted your bios sees the new HDD .
Dell bios are proprietary and might be giving you a hard time.
You should check their web site to see if they recommend Xp on that model.I'm sure it is OK but you may discover some drivers etc. that they have tested for it.
 

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Currently I'm using Windowa XP SP3.I want to install Windows 7 home premium.

I Burn the ISO but it didn't load during booting when i restart to start the setup.
I set the CD/DVD rom as a first boot option.It halts few seconds but then load XP as usual.Please tell me how to install it.

Xp media center was preinstalled on my laptop.My question is if i do a clean install of Windows 7 then is it possible to load XP again from my XP recovery DVD? I don't want to set a dual pertition as my HD is only 100 GB including current recovery partition.

What drivers i need to make ready after installation Windows 7? Please give me a list.

I'm new here and i'm not that expert user.So please help me.

Thanks.

A:Need help: Problem loading Windows 7 in hp dv2117tx laptop

Hello preferity, welcome to Seven Forums!



One thing at a time, you may have got a bad burn on the DVD, Windows 7 will not fit on a CD, use the program at the link below to re-burn the ISO to a DVD at x4 speed, no higher to see if that'll solve that issue; just to make sure, did you save the changes and exit the BIOS correctly when you set the Optical Disk Drive (ODD) as first boot device?


ImgBurn Free ISO Burner

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