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HELP! After few freezes, my windows wont load past "Starting windows" screen

Q: HELP! After few freezes, my windows wont load past "Starting windows" screen

After few total freezes when playing dota2, my windows won't load past starting windows screen (this), that end up with BSOD every time.
I'am think that my HDD is gone, but i need to know for sure.
I tried to run it in safe mode, but it can't load any file past CLASSPNP.SYS
I just need to know is that HDD or windows because my disk is something about 8 yo and I need to replace him anyway, but i would like to save files on him, that's why i need to start it up somehow.
Btw. can I copy my win7 32 registry to new win7 64, will that work in any way?
 

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Preferred Solution: HELP! After few freezes, my windows wont load past "Starting windows" screen

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

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

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

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Last night, I attempted to install a linux distro alongside 7, the installation failed, so I gave up and just rebooted to 7.

It got stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen, so I preformed hard shutdown and when to the "Startup Repair" utility and it attempted repairs, it then said that the repairs were unsuccessful, so I restarted and windows loaded to the desktop. Success! or so I thought...

After a while, I shut my laptop down and went to bed (as you do). When I needed to use it this morning, it wouldn't load past the "Starting Windows" screen again, so I shut it down and restarted and it went the desktop.

A:Occasionally wont load past "Starting Windows" screen

Hi,

Can you access the Advanced boot options?

Advanced Boot Options
Choose Last known Good Configuration



   Tip
Use the up-arrow and down-arrow keys to move the menu’s highlight to Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced), and then press Enter as the mouse won’t work at this screen.


Your computer should load successfully, and Windows 7 will discard the bad configuration and return permanently to the last known good configuration.

Alternatively:

Are you able to restore back to a point to before you tried to install linux distro?

System Restore

Cheers

Dave

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Hello. Sorry if this has already been addressed before but none of the things I've tried myself or online have worked.

Last night I accidentally switched off the power strip my computer is plugged into. Ever since, it won't load past the Starting Windows screen. It even does the little sound that plays when you get to the sign in screen, but my screen remains blank. I can use the computer in safe mode. I've tried a system restore, malware bytes, using the last good configuration etc I'm not sure what else to do. The computer was just given to me the other day so I do not know any of the specs on it. Please help if you can. Thank you.

A:Windows won't load past Starting Windows screen

Does the starting windows screen have animation all the time? Or does it become blank all of a sudden? Is there still a mouse cursor? Or is there a text cursor?

Safe mode works as expected?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C850 - 1GL laptop with windows 8.1 and every time i try to load windows i get to the login screen and the laptop crashes. I cannot enter a password to access my account, restart or anything. I have to turn the laptop off with the power button.
I managed to access the bios and used a windows 8 disk, but i can't use any of the options for example automatic repair, refresh and system restore. I get a message saying the drive where windows is installed is locked. unlock the drive and try again.
I try to use the reset pc option but I get a message saying unable to reset your pc, a required drive partition is missing.
Has anyone got any ideas?
 

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Hello, this morning i went to use my computer and i noticed it was frozen on the windows shutting down screen. I held down the button on my laptop and then tried to restart it. The dell screen comes up and then the windows screen with the rolling blue bar but it just stays at that screen. It doesn't freeze since the bar is still moving, but it won't go past that page. I've tried to load it in safe mode and its gets to the windows is starting up screen and seems to stall there. Last known good configuration also doesn't work. I don't have a windows disk but i have the recovery council installed on my computer. When i try to run that I get"
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage.....If this is the first time....Check for viruses...
and then list technical information:
*** STOP: 0x00000078 (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
On the dell slash screen i hit f12 and ran a diagnostic
its came back with
error code 0142
msg: Error code 2000-0142
Msg: hard drive 0- self test unsuccessful. Status:70

Please help if you can.

A:Xp wont load past windows splash screen

Hello, do you have any idea what happened that might have caused this?Try this please. You will need a USB drive.Download GETxPUD.exe to the desktop of your clean computerRun GETxPUD.exeA new folder will appear on the desktop.Open the GETxPUD folder and click on the get&burn.batThe program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and upon finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.Remove the USB & CD and insert it in the sick computerBoot the Sick computer with the CD you just burnedThe computer must be set to boot from the CDGently tap F12 and choose to boot from the CDFollow the promptsA Welcome to xPUD screen will appearPress FileExpand mntsda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDDsdb1 is likely your USBClick on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)Press Tool at the topChoose Open TerminalType the following and press enter:

dd if=/dev/sda of=mbr.bin bs=512 count=1

Press EnterAfter it has finished a file will be located on your USB drive named mbr.binRemove the USB drive and insert it back in your working computer and navigate to mbr.bin, zip it up and attach it to your next reply.This will allow me to have a look at the MasterBootRecord of your drive and see if it is infected.

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I have an acer aspire one d150. I t ried turning it on and the windows load screen blue bar just keeps going and going and wont ever load windows. I tried loading in the set up menu with last known good configuration and get the same thing, I tried loading with safe mode and get a blue screen "windows is starting up..." but it doesn't start. what can I do to get this working again? thanks*Moderator Edit: Moved topic from Windows 95/98/ME to the more appropriate forum. ~ Queen-Evie*

A:Windows xp wont load past screen with blue bar.

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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My Medion PC running Windows XP loads past the windows loading screen then simply goes black but the computer is still on and the screen is still active. My dual boot of Ubuntu works perfectly as does safe mode. Ive had this issue for a while but it used to turn on after i rebooted it but now it only turns on occasionally. Also I'm almost certain its got nothing to do with my hardware. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:My Computer wont load past the windows loading screen

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I dont know alot about computers so please bare with me. I deleted alot of old programs (such as games etc) which I do not use anymore, *through the control panel add/remove programs*, then did a virus scan, and deleted what was found, and decided to go to www.microsoft.com and get the sp3.. after I installed, when I restarted my computer later, it gave me a black screen saying that it was shut down unexpectedly, and offers safe modes, last good config, and start normally, I have tried all three options, with safe mode, it freezes the computer, with the other two, it boots to the windows logo screen, then it will restart the entire system. Is there any way to fix this? I did not get windows disks or anything like that when I bought the computer, I did create recovery disks, but have since lost one of them, so they aren't much help.

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] computer wont load past windows logo screen

lickitysplit87,

It's going to be difficlt without the XP CD, as that has the Recovery Console that we need in order to get your computer past the logo screen and into the OS.

Have a read here. If you feel confident that you can get the ISO burnt to disk, come back and we'll continue.

http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?showtopic=150212

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Today I was playing a game and my system did a hard lock (no sound, no mouse, frozen image on screen), this has been a problem lately as I seem to be losing system stability for a while. I chalked it up to my system overheating before as I was typically able to shut the system down for a while, then 20-30mins later it would be fine.
However, today after my PC crashed for the second time, it started having trouble booting. Sometimes I can hit the power button and nothing happens, the power light comes on, the fans work, but no startup beep and the HDD light doesnt work. Other times I can start it, and it work like normal until it gets to the Windows 10 login screen (though most of the time it doesnt get that far before freezing), then I get a hang, and the HDD light turns off. The fans on everything continue to work, but the entire PC just freezes.
This PC about 2 years old and wasnt having any trouble until the last two months. This is the first time I have had this particular problem, but it has been crashing quite a lot over the last two months.
I had looked up this issue elsewhere, and it seems that no one can come to a consensus whether its the processor, ram, GPU or otherwise.
PC Specs:
ASUS Motherboard
8 GB RAM (Ram taken from an older PC)
4.7 GHZ 8 core processor
GTX 970
750 Watt Power Supply
Any help you can provide would be appreciated!

A:Repeated System Crashing, Wont Load Windows 10 Past Login Screen

I don't know if I can help you with this, but I'll give it a try.You may also want to post over in the Internal Hardware forums to have one of the experts there take a look at this:    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/7/internal-hardware/  Start with these free, bootable diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.htmlOnce you get into Windows, Let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports:1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location.By default it'll be a .zip file located on your DesktopSimply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/2)  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and ... Read more

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Help! my computer froze and the mouse wasnt moving so i shut it down and turned it on. the screen wouldnt project at all even though i heard the sound. i had to unplug the vgi core and plug it back on. the screen appears on and then it did some kinda 3 step c disk check. after that it froze on desktop again and i restarted. this time, it wouldnt load pass microsoft corp screen with screen bar. i waited forever. i tried starting it in safe modes but it gets stuck loading the .sys file idk wut to do at all i heard bout bios mode and that could be the problem but idk how to use it. plz help!!! thnx i have a gateway pc

64x bit built in nividia ge force 7100 but the one im currently using is a new series probaby 8600. 4g ram and 640gb 2.5gh dual core

A:Windows vista wont load past microsoft corp loading screen

See if you can boot to repair options
you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.

Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista? If your computer does not include Startup Repair, your computer manufacturer might have customized or replaced the tool. Check the information that came with your computer or g... Read more

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Hi I really hope someone can help me!

I have a fujitsu lifebook with windows 7 on it
I had an error message pop up when i tried to click on google chrome this morning, so I closed it and attempted to re-start my laptop, then AVG pops up telling me I have a virus so I allowed it to "clear" said virus. I then restarted my laptop and it would not go to the login page.

I attempted system repair to no avail, I then allowed chkdsk to run and there were a lot of "security ID repairs", I have also tried f12 and booting from my windows 7 installation disk. Non of these options have worked

I get the fujitsu screen, then the windows loading screen then instead of the log in screen which would be next, I get a black screen with the cursor visable and you can move the cursor but nothing else works and no keyboard shortcuts work

someone please help.
I've been told to restore the OS but i cannot afford to lose all the files on my laptop

A:Laptop wont load past windows page, stuck with black screen and cursor

Since AVG 'cleaned' a virus - all bets r off as the problem could be a leftover from the virus. apparently, a (some) system files r damaged. Going forward, u might not want to run normally as an admin user. That helps keep malware from invisibly installing if the AV does not catch it. 1. have u tried booting to safe mode? If u can get there try this clk Start - type CMD -- rt clk cmd.exe and select Run as Admin when the dos window opens type 'sfc /scannow' let it run retry boot when done. 2. If u can't get there or that doesn't work put ur windows CD in and boot to that. Run the repair install - or it might be called upgrade. Just do NOT do a CLEAN install. That will not erase any of your data. 3. If that does not work If u get a Hiren's boot disk, or something similar. U can boot to that and most likely copy ur data from the drive prior to doing a clean install. This assumes the drive isn't corrupt which appears to be true since it gets to the Windows screen. 4. If not u will have to remove the drive and connect it to another computer as an external HDD to copy the data. 5. If none of the above works - u have come to the complete understanding of the word BACKUP................ good luck

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Hi, i was simply surfing through ESPN and youtube when I realized that my Laptop (Gateway NV79) was running quite slowly and then after a while it completely froze. I couldn't do anything, nothing i did would work . So unfourtunantly i had to hard shutdown it.
And here's what happened after i rebooted it, It comes up with two options
1. Start Startup Repair(Recommended)
2. Start Windows Normally

-I go to "Start windows Normally" and it goes to boot up normally, but then after the Windows 7 logo appears it just stays there and nothing happens
-I go Launch Startup Repair and it says loading files, but then it goes to a black screen with the logo Micosoft Corporation and nothing happens

-I tried F8 advanced boot but it doesnt do anything
-I tried safe mode with networking, it says loading files and please waitt but even after 10 mins it just stays the same
-I dont have win 7 CD
Please assist me if you can I am in dire need.
 

A:My computer wont get past the windows 7 "starting windows" screen

I think I would run memory and hard drive diagnostics. Maybe included in your BIOS (Setup) or Recovery partition or set of Recovery DVDs tools. Memtest86+ is a popular test. The hard drive manufacturer usually has the best diagnostics for it.
 

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XP won't load past splash screen, only in safe mode
I was working on my laptop last night no problems, I shut down normally and return a few hours later, now the thing wont start past XP splash screen (the little blue bars moves across the screen forever), the only way I can get my system going is to start in safe mode. The last time I ran the system I did not install any new hardware or software. I have been battling some spyware recently, namely one called Antivirus 2009 from inetavirus.com. I removed it via Malwarebytes the other day, it came back once, I removed it again and it seems to be gone still. What can I do to fix this? I also cannot run Malwarebytes in safe mode, whenever I do it it freezes my about a minute into the scan on a the follwing item

c:\windows\system32\msobjs.dll

I will post a HJT log below just incase it helps.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:19:26 AM, on 6/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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A:Windows wont load past XP splash screen safe mode only. Suspect inetavirus infection

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Upon start-up, two options are given: "Start Windows Normally" or "Launch Startup Repair (recommended)".
If the Start Windows Normally option is chosen, then the starting windows screen comes up and stays. If I launch the startup repair option, then I still can not get the problem fixed.
From the Startup Repair Screen however, I can launch command prompt and restore options, how can I fix this, a restore is not really an option because I have not set up a restore point in a while.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank-you in advance.

A:Won't load past "Starting Windows" screen

It's possible that you can't access the actual startup repairs from within Windows itself. You might have to boot from either an installation disk or a previously made system repair disk. And it might take running the startup repair 3 times before all issues are fixed.

Startup Repair

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Okay, so here's the deal. I had Windows Service Pack 2. Everything was just lovely, then I decided to FINALLY upgrade to Service Pack 3 because some high end Adobe products I was installing suggested it for better compatibility. Aiesh, so I took the plunge and tried to upgrade to Windows Service Pack 3. I was smart because of all the horror stories though and did a full backup up all my data including system state, etc. I set a system restore point, the whole nine yards. I upgraded with no problems but when the computer restarted it do so, got past POST, and the windows boot or load screen popped up with the loading bar. . . but windows never loaded! A lot of people report having problems where it get's past the windows load screen and just keeps cycle rebooting. Or it'll load to the user selection screen/welcome screen. This is not me, I am simply stuck at the windows load screen. (Picture below for reference)


So, I booted into safe mode with networking, searched for help EVERYWHERE and couldn't find any. -=/ By the way, I could boot into safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, and safe mode with networking. So I used my system restore point that had made before the SP3 upgrade and now I am typing to you from the comfort of my Service Pack 2. But this ticks me off because I want SP3 on my system for the sake of those Adobe programs and just because I can't get the dern thing on there it bugs me. Does anyone have a suggestion for me as to WHAT is stopping me from have ... Read more

A:Installed Windows Service Pack 3 Now Windows won't load past Windows Boot Load Screen

Hi sirdanceal0t,
I had a similar problem when Windows XP SP3 was released it was only designed for Intel processors, so if you have a AMD processor it will cause your system not to load, if you are running a AMD processor if i were you try and get back to the System Restore Point or if that fails reimage your pc and just before installing SP3 looks for the patch/fix for your processor model, then install SP3 and it should all be fine.

On the other hand if you have a Intel processor i woulldn't know what to advise.

Swain90

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i put on my laptop but it wont go past the (starting windows screeen)........i tried (launch start-up repair) but
it cant detect my os......i dont have any restore points and no recovery image........i also tried the (rstrui.exe
command in the cmd prompt) but it couldnt detect my os also......can some one help
 

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okay, so today when i tried to use my computer, the computer stops at the windows 7 welcome screen, after the user is selected. some things to note. i did connect a different primary drive and use this one as a secondary. it loaded just fine, so its something on the hard drive, second, the drive IS virus free, i ran a scan with it as a secondary. another thing to note is the computer does not freeze. it looks like its trying to load something, it turns black for a second then it turns back to the welcome screen for awhile, and repeat.

i am aware that this "should" be a problem relating to video drivers, however because i cannot boot the computer, i cannot install the new drivers.
another thing, i CANNOT boot into safe mode, same problem, i tried all options, no known restore points, and finally, the startup repair finds nothing wrong

A:windows 7 wont load past "welcome"

Have you tried booting minus the second drive?

Louis

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Computer just turned off automatically today and it will not load past the begining load screen with the Alien Head load screen where you can press f2 and enter setup or f12 to boot options. I cannot load safe mode or remove the battery as it does not have any place to access it.
Windows 7. Alienware m14x.

A:Alienware Laptop wont load past Alien Head Load Screen

Any fans running, any post beeps? Your laptop does not have a CMOS battery. Try removing the chargeable battery and power adapter. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Plug in just the power adapter and try powering up the machine again.

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Got home today and went to turn on my computer and made it onto the desktop as normal, only for it then to freeze up. I leave it for a couple min to hopefully unfreeze itself but it BSODs and reboots. Then it makes it to the 'Starting Windows' screen with the windows logo on but just hangs there for what appears to be infinitely (in reality it appears to be about 10-20mins before rebooting itself).

So I turn it off and try again, this time it brings up the screen saying windows wasn't shut down properly and gives me the choice of startup repair or starting windows normally. If I choose to start normally, it does the usual hanging on the logo screen, then eventually reboots and on the 'loading operating system...' page it then tries to boot from CD Drive, which it is incapable of and just sits there. If I choose to repair startup then the I get a 'loading files' bar which completes then brings up a green moving bar with Microsoft corporation written by it, similar to the XP loading bar, then the screen goes black for a few minutes, then a slightly enlarged cursor appears in the screen which I can control but do nothing with. The screen appears to stay like this indefinitely.

I have tried booting through safe mode, last working config etc and none work, safe mode for example generates a load of commands on screen and then will just hang.

Any help would be much appreciated
 

A:PC won't get past 'starting windows' screen

Hiya look in your manual how to access system recovery,then choose system restore,possibly F8 on start up
 

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I am running a Linux OS right now and am trying to install windows 7.
I turn on he computer and run off the disc. It let's
me load off the cd but can't get past the starting windows screen. Above the
starting windows is a spot of color but no other graphic.
What do I do from here?

A:Can't get past starting windows screen

Update your system specs. The link is in my profile. We can't help much if we don't know what hardware you own.

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My computer just stops on the "Starting Windows" screen.
Sony VAIO VGN-250E

Here's what happened:
I ran WAT Fix(Activator thing) but then I ended the process. So I ran another instance of WAT fix. Then it automatically restarted my computer.
Then an error saying that ntkrnlmp.exe is corrupt or missing kernels comes up.
So I run startup repair from my windows 7 repairs cd and it repairs the ntkrnlmp.exe.
It fixes it.

But today, I was just browsing the web and the computer just turns off like randomly. So, I start it back up but not it says Windows has failed to startup.
I tried putting in the Windows 7 Recovery Disk, but it cant even get past the Loading Screen with the bars on it.
I tried Hiren's Boot CD and load up Mini Windows XP and that can't even get past the Loading Screen.
So I try using PartedMagic from the Hiren's BootCD but that's the only thing that is able to boot up on my laptop.
Pretty much, I can only use a linux off a bootCD right now.

A:Can't Get Past Starting Windows Screen

WAT Fix is a tool designed to bypass the Windows activation process, per http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/26994-WAT-Fix-Fix-your-activation-problems .From the forum rules:"No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences."My interpretation is that your use of this tool...constitutes a clear violation of the above enunciated forum policy.If you have any questions about this matter, please contact me via PM.This topic is now closed.Louis

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Hello.

I've got a:
Presario CQ62 notebook pc with a AMD Athlon(tm) II P320 Dual Core processor, and I can't get past the start up screen with the "starting windows" animation. It will show part of the animation then simply hang. I have a very bad battery but am keeping the computer plugged in. When I attempt a system recovery it says: "A disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart" I've tried this many times and I get the same message each time. Beyond that I have no idea what to try.

Any ideas????
 

A:Can't get past the starting windows screen

Safe Mode?

A read error means possible hard drive failure. You should make sure your backups are recent and test the drive.

Hard Drive Manufacturers' Diagnostic Utilities Links:
TachTech
BleepingComputer
 

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I was trying to revert my computer back to a week ago and it kept failing due to antivirus software not allowing it. I then uninstalled norton, because they're service is a complete joke(long story), and the computer wanted me to restart to complete the process i chose restart later. I then attempted to revert my computer again, this time to a revert point a few days before the one i had tried previously. When it attempted to revert norton tried to shut the computer down while reverting. I am almost positive this is the cause for not getting past the welcome screen now. The computer starts regularly except once it gets past the windows is starting screen the screen goes black and i can only move the mouse around. I also cannot hit F11 to access the revert the computer back to factory settings, I hit F11 but nothing happens. Anyone know what the problem is?

A:cannot make it past windows is starting screen

It is not Norton.

By uninstalling Norton you removed Norton files, by doing a System Restore you are puting them back.
You need to go to a Restore point before Norton was installed.
System Restore

OR

You could try a startup repair.
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times

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As per the title, my Windows 7 won't go past the 'Starting Windows' screen. It's just a black screen, no matter how long I leave it. However, I can still boot in safe mode, and I can boot in my old Ubuntu installation just as well.
The problem appeared right away after the computer failed to go in hibernation after closing the lid - it hung up instead with a black screen. System restore brought no result, nor did Windows automatic repair.
I'm pretty sure I can rule something as simple as Windows booting fine but me not seeing it because some graphic driver problem make it so the screen isn't displaying anything. The keyboard lights indicating whether or not the numerical pad or shift lock are on/off don't change when pressing the relevant keys.
Here's my speccy link, if it helps: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/0FxBnWImgJqZVGEOHoJwaLA
It was done in safe mode as this is the only thing I have access to.
Thanks in advance.

A:Laptop won't go past the 'Starting Windows' screen.

Sounds like a damaged video driver, IMO.  You might try the following procedures to uninstall the current graphics driver.
 
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/117840-uninstall-remove-software-safe-mode.html
 
Louis

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While watching a live feed on the internet, it stopped responding, so i held down the power button on my laptop to turn it off with the aim of restarting it. Unfortunatley now it won't restart and freezes no the 'starting windows' page. I have tried safe mode with networking, restaring at last known good configuration, booting from cd and repairing but nothing has worked.

Any ideas what i can do?

Thanks

A:Unable to get past 'starting windows' screen

Have you tried a system restore to a point earlier in time when it worked?
System Restore

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hey, so for no reason as far as i can tell i started having this problem today. my computer was working fine for awhile this morning, but then a bit later when i tried to open firefox the computer froze for no reason. kinda wierd since that has never happened before so i restarted it.

now what happens is it displays an error that says "floppy disk(s) fail (40)" and i have to press F1 to continue. i don't know why it would do this since my computer doesn't have a floppy disk drive.

then when it gets to the screen that shows the windows XP logo and the loading bar at the bottom (the screen before your desktop loads), it works for a few seconds normally. then the little loading bar at the bottom slows down a whole lot and goes really slow... and just stays like that. the computer won't load past that point, it just stays on that screen, with the xp logo and bar going really slowly!

so, has anyone seen this problem before? what should i do? i don't really feel like reformatting again.

i'm running windows xp home edition by the way
 

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Windows 7 Home Basic, in a HP DM1, AMD E-350, 4gb RAM, 320 GB HDD.

Last played a movie using HDMI. Returned to use it a few hours later and it took forever to load. Once it did, it took me to an unfamiliar home page.

Turns out I was logged in to a temporary profile. I found my files but did not dare move them yet. Tried F8 and then startup repair. (It said i attached a device and should disconnect and then restart) Then I tried a regedit fix (HKLM .. profiles). After that I cant seem to login even in safe mode. Got a very short message (fatal error) in a BSD.

Help will be greatly appreciated.
 

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Good evening,
my Intel SSD 520 is where I installed my OS. I've had the SSD as my OS drive since August 2012. I changed my motherboard, CPU, RAM and graphic card in March of 2014, kept the SSD and reinstalled w7 64 on it. It had been running fine since.

Yesterday, for the first time ever on w7, I got a BSOD while playing a game (Dvinity Original Sin). I did not get time to read the error before my PC rebooted. Following the reboot, the OS does not start any longer. Instead, I end up going back to BIOS every time (as in it opens the BIOS screen).
I removed all the other drives, sound card and rebooted- back into BIOS every time.
I dismantled my PC, removed every part, including the CPU, put everything back together and made sure the cables were connected properly and securely.
I then cleared the CMOS, removed the battery on the Motherboard, rebooted, reset the settings in the BIOS and still the same issue.
I checked that the AHCI was enabled, CSM enabled, UEFI enabled. Rebooted to the same end.
I switched off the UEFI and rebooted to the same result.
One thing I have not been able to do is to get to the windows start advanced menu by pressing F8. Asus, in their infinite wisdom, use the F8 key so you can quickly check which drive you want to boot from... So I have not been able to boot in safe mode or anything.

So I started thinking that since I could not start windows, I might as well re-install it. I made sure my DVD drive (I have two) was set up as the boot dri... Read more

A:Re-install w7: cannot move past Starting Windows screen

Since Asus uses F8 as its one-time BIOS Boot Menu key, you must first select the hard drive, then quickly tap F8 again to access System Recovery Options.

But its best to run the Repairs from disk anyway.

If you're committed to reinstall you can rescue your files from Step 5 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps also assure you'll get and keep a perfect install, compiling everything that's worked best in tens of thousands of installs we've directly helped with here.

Your SSD firmware may need an Upgrade.

WOrk through these steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Wow, iv'e been installing o/s's for a long time and windows 7 many times but this one has me stumped. for the last two days I couldn't get past the completing installation screen installing 64bit win7 ultimate. Read a lot of posts and seems like a common error. The following have been done to no avail

1 Disabled just about all hardware in bios
2 Tried ACHI and Compatible mode
3 Tried the shift f-10 and try to force it to reboot using explorer.exe (someone told me about)
4 Tried installing in safemode )still hangs)
5 Burned a new iso to dvd windows 7
6 Nothing connected to laptop except screen and keyboard

Now I did have some sucess when I disabled all hardware in bios and put the controller in compatible mode. When installing with this config It did get past the completing installation and rebooted but got stuck on the starting wondows screen.

Now my laptop. This is a Toshiba A505 with core 2 duo 4 gb ram and the HHd is 620gb

If I cant get this fixed tonight I'm going to fry's electronics tomorrow and buy a new drive. To let you know this 620gb drive came out of one of my customers machines with a bad motherboard, but formatted the partition in parted magic and it says the drive is healthy ???.

Could this be a bad drive, or can any one tell me what to do next

Thanks !!

A:Fresh copy of win 7 won't go past starting windows screen

If you have an EFI BIOS then you must take extra steps to install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

If no EFI BIOS or you want to bypass it:

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt.You are creating the partition here for the purpose of m... Read more

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I have a rent to own hp laptop 15 with windows 10 i did a recent updates on it .. But had to do a factory reset after that pc wont load past the welcome/logo screen now .. The logo screen just flashes reloads help please i have depression etc so havin laptop really help keep me occupied playing games onit

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Ive looked at all the other similar messages in the forums and none seem to help me. I turned off my computer yesterday then turned it on again and switched it off again using the power switch repeatedly yesterday in a span of a few mins. I then went out for a day and when i came back home and tried to boot my computer again vista wouldnt load the login screen. I changed my loading screen and it gets past that alright but when it gets to the logon screen everything just turns black?

A:Wont load past login screen?

systeam restore ?

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You know the blue screen that says Microsoft Windows XP. I'm using Virtual Box and havent had a problem since I installed it 1.5 years ago but today I woke up and couldn't get past this screen. Any ideas?
 

A:XP wont load past blue screen

try hitting f8 on start up to access safe mode options

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm
 

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Well, I tried to run FC2 but all I end up with is the small splash screen, I click on it and it wont respond. I heard a lot of things about solutions, but most of them were for certain graphics cards. I did a little more searching and found that Intel might be lying about their game playability of their chipsets (Yes, I have a crappy chipset *Intel GMA 3100 G33*) but someone said it could run Far Cry 2, and they linked it from the Intel website. All my drivers are up to date. I am not sure what to do right now...

A:Far Cry 2 Wont Load Past Splash Screen?

Hello Madandfrustrate,
Go to this site and it will give you an idea as to whether you can run this game or not.

Can You Run It

FC2 is very intense on the graphics, so its a coin flip, if Intel say it will run the game, then it should.
If you get it running, you will have to turn everything down so much that it will not be a great gaming experience.
I have seen Videos of FC2 running on your chipset on YouTube, so it should be possible.

Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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Ill hope one more time. The resolution looks to be back to normal. When I turn it on it goes through the normal load screens but then just black. I changed the monitor resolution up but not even all the way to optimum. Any help would be nice THX in advance.

A:wont turn on past XP load screen

hello jscar,

now this sounds like driver issue

what i want you to do is when you start your system (push the start button ) start tapping the (F8) key

now your system should bring up a screan that says

safemode
safemode with network
safemode with command prompt

this first time we co here i want you to select (safemode) / your system should start !! it will be running with generic drivers so everything may look all distorted (suppose to )

if your system dose load thenyou will have a few questions ( just say yes )

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties

then get back to us


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Hi im trying to fix a computer my buddy brought over...and ive seem to run into a wall.

{Problem} - Most of the time nothing is shown to the monitor.(No its not broken im using with my computer) however when ever i get it to load to the monitor the computer it freezes at the motherboard screen ( ive had a few successful attempts getting past however then it blue screens.)

{My Solultion to the first problem in bold) Reset the CMOS by pulling out the battery and it will show me the motherboard screen.

Ive put in a windows 7 x64 disk in the cd drive however it doesn't give me the option to run it by disk...on the off chance that it doesnt freeze at the motherboard screen i can get into the bios and it runs DISK->HD->XTERNAL.
{What i think the problem is} i think it lyes somewere in the chipset with the motherboard but how am i supposed to get the chipset if the computer doesnt load and when it does it blue screens and when i try to put a new OS on it it doesnt even load the disk....This is my WALL.

ive tryed using a different powersupply with it but thats not the problem, the computer starts every time it doesnt load anything past the motherboard screen...

Do i tell my buddy to get a new board and cpu or what?

Computers Specs

Motherboard - mcp61pm-hm
Video Card - Nvida 8600gts
RAM - 3gb
300w power supply
Thanks for your help.
 

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Hello!

My mother's Toshiba laptop is less than a year old, and has been acting up lately. She doesn't download anything on it apart from windows updates, but she does have it set up to use a proxy server (through a legitimate service) so that she can watch her beloved BBC here in the U.S., which is mainly all she does on the computer.

It suddenly started freezing/sticking on the blue welcome screen with the spinning circle when she tries to boot. (Sometimes it acts like it's doing something, sometimes it freezes. I left it for upwards of half on hour to see if it would finally get to the desktop, but it didn't.) I've tried starting it in safe mode with and without networking, to no avail. At one point, through logging in/waiting/closing the laptop/opening it again and such, I was able to "change user" and login, which did get me to the desktop. However, I wasn't able to do anything before it froze completely. Ctrl/Alt/Delete didn't help.

I'm hesitant to try anything else without asking someone who knows a thing or two! (I thought of re-formatting the hd, but unfortunately don't have a windows 7 disk.)

Any help would be very much appreciated! She's going through BBC withdrawals, and I'm at a loss. Thank you!!

A:Windows 7 won't load past welcome screen

if it setup to a proxy sever that could be dangerous in it self Proxy severs attach to male ware and that sort of thing. Do you run any AV and mal ware Scanners before this happen.

You can try to see if you have a Recovery partition and perform a Startup Repair. Reference : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/

Hard Drive Manufacturers have a hard drive diagnostic tool but I need the manufacture of the HD

You can try to boot up Safe Mode with Command Prompt and use this command sfc /scannow

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Hi Guys,

I am having some trouble with my computer.
Some History-
The PC is now over a year old and has been running fine for about a year.
AMD 3500+
939GT4- SLI-G Mobo
2 GB Twinmoss Ram
200 Sata HD
DVD
6600GT Sli Pixel View Graphics PCIe
Super Flower 500 Watt PSU.

Now about 6 months ago, I started to get the Nvidia card sentinal saying the Graphics Card isnt getting enough power and will reduce its performance to prevent any damage. I checked it all out and it appear to be fine so pretty much ignore the issue.

About 2 months ago my computer, whilst playing a game, would turn off the monitor and shut down, the game in question was City of Heroes. Some nights it would work fine others it would happen twice then run fine again.

Last week the computer was running really slow and had a process running at 99%. I fixed this by deciding to do a complete formatt and resinstall.
I reinstalled everything including the graphics card drivers (the pop up about insufficient power was still there). Everything was running fine until last night when the screen went in horizontal lines of greens and whites.

On a restart it gets to the windows logo with the progress screen and then remains blank.
I then restarted and up came 'the Windows did not start properly last time' and listed the Safe mode options. Obviously normal did not work but i could use both Safe modes.
Now thinking the PSU was at fault, I ran out to get a new 600 Watt PSU and the same thing happened.
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Hp laptop wont load past hp screen with the circle of spots rolling. I ran both the short and long diagnostic tests and it passed both.

A:My HP laptop wont load past the HP screen with the circle of...

Hi,Please do a repair install of Windows 10 by creating bootable Windows 10 Home USB, using Microsoft windows media creation tool. Follow this tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.htmlRegardsVisruth

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My computer has a virus on it called svchost.exe. My computer will boot and stuff normally and the "Welcome" screen comes on and it starts loading my background desktop and stuff and all of a sudden a box comes up saying "Personalizing Settings: C:// .... svchost.exe." Can someone help me?

A:Virus wont let my computer load past welcome screen!

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.


svchost is usually a critical system file and must not be removed - however, it can become infected or copied elsewhere.

I'd like to see a log if possible, before doing anything else. Can you boot to Safe Mode?

Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. It will be a randomly named executable.Before scanning, make sure all other running programs are closed and no other actions like a scheduled antivirus scan will occur while the scan is being performed. Do not use your computer for anything else during the scan.
Double click the exe file.
The program will begin to run, and perform an initial scan. If possible rootkit activity is found, you will be asked if you would like to perform a full scan. Click No.
In any case, after the initial scan is complete, click on the Save button, and save the log file somewhere you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and attach it in your reply.

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Hi Team,

My Computer got stuck when i opened web browser on it. After that system hanged , i waited for 1/2 hour but  screen was stuck at one place, i tried everything but nothing works. After that i restarted the system but when welcome screen appear on system
it automatically restarted again & again. i tried in safe mode setting as well as in last working setting but the result is same. I could not able to restart again. I am using Windows XP Professional (Version 2002).  Please suggest me solution.
Shekhar Rao
(On Behalf of Harbans Mahajan)

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first of all i am in my vista system as i write this, because i have 2 HDs, XP is my primary system but yesterday something happened, i usually leave it on hibernation when i have to leave and come back but when i did that and turn on the pc it went just fine but after the "windows is resuming" nothing happened, just blank. so i restarted the pc by holding the power button. then i usual i see the bios screen, etc then it asks me what system i want to load, i choose XP and i get the "windows did not start normally" so i pick start windows normal option, i get the windows loading screen then.... nothing. so i get frustrated i unplug my pc leave it for a while then restart go through the same steps, bios screen, systems etc. after picking XP again i get the same "windows did not start normally" and i choose safe mode, it starts ok. go inside check somethings and decided to do system restore. so i restore back 7 days. i restart and this time i am able to get in normally but today i had to do this at least 5 times and now it just doesnt work. i know the hard drive is ok because i can browse through it while in this system.
 

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I have been trying to install windows 8 to my 128GB ssd, with no luck. It seems to install fine, but once it tries to boot, it shows the splash screen, of the windows, and the dots turning, and it's gone after about 3 seconds, then the screen stays black, and nothing else loads! I have unplugged all other drives, and tried again, to no avail.

Any ideas why?

A:Windows 8 won't load past splash screen

Have you tried deleting all Partitions so as the SSD drive no partitions is actually blank
Then doing a clean install…

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I have a 2 month old Dell Inspiron 660 running Windows 8.1.that came with windows 8 installed but I upgraded to 8.1 off the internet. Everything worked okay until I did a scan and cleaning with ccleaner. Pretty soon startup was very slow going from the Dell screen to the lock screen to the password screen to the windows welcome screen but windows would eventually load. Now the startup only goes to the welcome screen. That little circle of dots starts spinning and keeps on spinning but Windows never loads. Did I erase some registry files when I cleaned it? I got on Microsoft's live chat support who said they could fix it for 99 bucks but I don't have a dollar much less 99. Does anybody know how I could fix this for free myself?

I also wanted to know how load Dos from win 8.1 and how to boot win 8.1 in safe mode.

Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks y'all!

A:Windows 8.1 doesn't load past the welcome screen.

Hi Breedlove, Welcome to Eight forums.

Found a link for you. Step By Step How to Solve Windows 8.1 and 8 Black Screen Issue upon boot | Virtualization blog

In short, you have to go to Safe mode and disable the graphic card and monitors and then reboot. If this resolves, fine. Else, update the drivers for your graphic card.

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After I enter my password, the Welcome screen stays and doesn't change. The screen isn't frozen and I haven't made any changes from the last time I logged in. Won't load on Safe Mode either.

I don't know how to move forward on this. At the very least, I want to recover what I can if there is some deeper issue with the computer.
 

A:Windows 7 Computer will not load past Welcome Screen

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Hi Tech Support Guy Forums~

Turned the computer on today and Windows will not load, gets as far as the black Windows XP page with the loading scroll bar. Nothing happens beyond that. Everything was working fine yesterday and nothing was downloaded or installed to indicate where to start looking. Tried installing 1GB RAM last month to no avail and took it out. Things have been okay since. Have read some posts that suggest using the Windows install CD to repair whatever but I didn't get one with the computer only have the Windows recovery disk. Specs listed below.

System:
eMachines T3418 Desktop Windows XP
AMD Sempron Processor 3400+
2.01GHz 384MB RAM

AntiVirus/Spy/Malware:
CA Antivirus and spyware
SpyBot
Malwarebytes

Internet/Browser:
Road Runner High Speed
FireFox Browser
Juno Browser
Internet Explorer (don't use this as it always has problems.)

Have run all virus, spy and malware scanners today and nothing was found by any of them. Any help, thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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I have owned my Toshiba Laptop for 4 years and have had no problems with it.
I loaded Keperksy virus programme from PC user disc and the next time I turned my lapptop on it loaded and came up to a logon screen for windows xp. I have never had this screen come up before in the 4 years that I have owned it. I have tried escape, enter, all the passwords that I use and noting has worked.I have tried all the usernames and even the previous persons username and all I can get is the desktop screen with no icons on it, if you know what I mean.
I downloaded boot discs and can load to the A: prompt, I can change this to C: and even Windows but the only command that seems to work is Dir.
Can someone advise me as to how to get my PC back to normal.
I have tried to boot using F8 in safemode but when it loads it goes to the logon screen. It loads Windows for about 10 seconds and then logs out.
I have no original discs for using to reload windows xp.
It is the Kaspersky programme that has altered something.
I cannot get into my PC setup to type regedit at the run command.
Thanks in advance
 

A:Windows XP won't Load past Logon screen

I have a friend with exactly the same problem oldtoyboy - so I'll watch this thread with great interest!

I searched the forum and found this thread... but as Safe Mode does exactly what you're describing, I'm in a similar situation.

I feel it is a virus as it has occurred to two identical computers my friend is running on her home network... too coincidental and as her answer to "do you have antivirus?" was "I think so..." I'm not sure as to her level of protection before I came into the picture.

I think we'll need a virus boot disk (I think PC-Cillin used to do one years back)
 

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