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Windows 7 freezes on 'welcome' screen

Q: Windows 7 freezes on 'welcome' screen

When I load Windows 7 up it loads on to the logon screen I type my password in and then it says 'welcome' with a blue circle spinning after about 5 seconds the blue circle stop spinning and doesn't load into the operating system.

Any Ideas?

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A: Windows 7 freezes on 'welcome' screen

It's possible the profile is corrupt and needs to be recreated. Try to boot into Safe Mode (press F8 before Windows starts to load) and see if you can access any of the accounts. Create a new account and then boot the system to Windows and see if you're able to get in.

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When I try to go into windows Explore to copy or delete files Explore freezes but it does not crash and speed is incredibly slow. Many times Freezes but I can X out. Internet Explorer works but mainly Black and White background as ALL areas in the sites I visit I cannot see the color coded prompts. This just happened. I was using Microsoft Essentials but that even froze. Now I have Kapersky trial but that did not find any viruses or malware after scanning. Any suggestions please? Thanks - DennisM

A:Windows 7 Freezes - Explore Freezes - Internet White Screen

Does everything you do on the computer freeze/move slow?
Please publish a snap shot of your system using speccy following this tutorial

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Hey everyone, I seem to have a recurring problem that I just can't puzzle out on my
own and need some help here.

A few months ago I had to replace my power supply unit, and at the same time decided to
upgrade my RAM and OS (moving from Windows Vista to Win 7).
Before I was running on 1 gig of DDR2 PC2-5300 667 MHz. I updated it to PNY 4 gigs
(also DDR2 PC2-5300). Computer kept restarting so I brought it down to 2 gigs - things
worked ok for a little while and then I started to have similar problems again. My PC
continually restarts itself randomly, Displays the Blue Screen after an hour or so of
operation and constantly freezes on the starting Windows 7 logo screen.
I have absolutely no clue where these issues could be coming from. All of the RAM seems
to be accurate spec wise and I don't believe the Power Supply to be at fault. Also, this is more recently, whenever I try to sync up my iPod with iTuens, my system also decides to restart itself randomly during the sync. Any help
on the issue would be GREATLY appreciated.

Below are additional PC specs:

- OS Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
- CPU, Intel Core 2 - (2) of them at 2.13 GHz
- 2 Gigs PNY RAM
- (any additional specs needed - please let me know!)

I'm out of ideas here; any suggestions would be very appreciated. Thanks!

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When I boot my computer up my computer is freezing up once in a while at the loading screen with the blue loading bar. The bar goes across about three times and the on the fourth time it stops and freezes and nothing happens after that. Once in awhile it will go to a blue error screen witht the following codes: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xF9787C09, 0xF9677FE8, 0x00000000). Someone please help.

Thank you.

A:Windows XP loading screen freezes and blue error screen

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Hello. I have a question about Windows 7 installation. I am using usb booting from pendrive. Sometimes when i am booting from usb windows 7 , on 1 screen when you choose language there is a freez , no keyboard working and no mouse. I must use hard reset. Is this something to worry about?
I am using stock system, 4790k, 16gb DDR 1600mhz, Saberooth Z97 Mark 2. But no errors in memtest86.
I want to be sure that all is ok with memory. When I get to the language selection the mouse and keyboard stop working and no cursor appears, they both work in bios so I don't know what the issue is. Then i must use hard reset. Its totally random but always work after second boot and then windows load with mouse cursor and keyboard works.

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Windows Xp Freezes At Welcome Screen

I recently added an additional Hard Drive to my system, I installed Windows XP on the drive and it seemed to work fine. My other hard drive had Windows XP also. Unfortunately the old hard is failing periodically. So time to remove it right?

I didn't think this would be much of a problem since I have another HDD with OS on it. But if i take out the old drive the new drive seems to boot fine gets to the Windows XP Splash screen, it goes black (quicker than normal but still the disk still ticks over), then the screen comes up there's a dark blue header and footer on the screen with a light blue body in the middle and a Microsoft Windows XP Logo on the screen.

Normally, under this there's white writing which says "Windows is starting up" and then it goes to the screen to tell me to logon, but instead it freezes at the blue screen with the Windows XP Logo on it. All HDD activity stops. I can ALT+TAB and find that there are 2 things running called "Log on to Windows" and "Windows Logon", as soon as I ALT+TAB into "Windows Logon" the PC's frozen for good.

A:Windows XP Freezes At Welcome Screen

Can you boot into safe mode?

Windows XP

If Windows XP is the only operating system installed on your computer, booting into Safe Mode with these instructions.

* If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
* Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
* Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
* Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected.
* Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
* When you are finished with all troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.

It's too late now but FYI.

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Hi, few days ago I upgraded my windows to windows 10, however after using it for few days I found out that there are some issues and windows 8.1 is more stabler on my laptop so I decided to downgrade it to windows 8.1 ( where I was in the first place). I followed the instruction that windows provided and it seemed working fine, so I waited, after few min it finished downgrading, and brought me back to windows 8.1 lock screen ( to be specific, windows 8.1 starting screen just before actual lock screen. where I press any keys or click and It disappear.) so as usual I try click but it didnt work, even key board didnt work, so I cant move to the lock screen where I put my password in, at first I thought it was a problem with my laptop but I was able to force shutdown by pressing and holding power button, I was also able to change the brightness and go in to safety mode (which means my keyboard and mouse pad is perfectly fine), I tried refreshing pc which I was able to find inside troubleshooting option on safety mode. however when I try to refresh the pc It said " additional free space is needed on the drive where windows is installed." so I cant access my pc, how can I make a free space? is there anyways to make a free space in safety mode? and is there other solution for this freezing problem? please help...

this is where my laptop is freezing (but time goes fine)
and this is the computer refresh that I am trying to do

A:Windows 8.1 freezes just before log in screen

A Linux CD (Live CD) will likely allow you access to your Windows drive, without being in Windows. Provided you know what you're doing with Linux?should be relatively simple as you won't have to install anything, simply load the CD and access the HDD, deleting only the files you don't need. You can also use a USB device with Linux on it, if you lack a CD and ability to burn an ISO. Failing that, an NTFS-supported (assuming you're not using FAT32), MS-DOS style tool via disk, USB, or CD would work, but not everyone has that. I'd pursue the Linux root. (any version of Linux should, in thoery, work, but one of the easiest to use would probably be Linux Mint with the KDE desktop environment. If you download Linux, be sure to get the right bit?32-bit or 64-bit, as appropriate for your machine.

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first of all a huge hello from your latest newbie to this site to all who use it and run it, now my friends computer freezes solid at the log in screen and nothing works, he uses windows xp ( I must admit ) folks I dont know anything about his pc neither does he? but his wife tells me that she thinks the hdd is full now I have been building pcs for some years for friends etc and I have never known that to happen, no matter what you do nothing works it always freezes at log in I am absolutely mystified by it all so do any of you guys or gals have any ideas, thank you in advance James

A:Windows freezes at the log in screen

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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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First off, I have a Dell XPS 600, 4gigs of RAM, two 250 gig SATA hardrives, Dual 3 gig processors, and running Windows XP Home Edition 2005 with Service Pack 2, and Windows is fully updated.

Okay, so the power went out, and my PC shut off. The power came back on, and my PC was working fine, I shut it down went to sleep, the next morning it Booted up and loaded the page where I choose from "Safe Mode," "Normal Start," and "Last Known Start Up that Worked." When I chose normal startup, the pc freezes at the Windows Logo, the logo doesn't come into full focus, its like shaded, no green loading bar nothing. Same thing happens when I try and start up with Last Known Start Up that Worked. The PC just hangs there, I left it there for an hour, and nothing happens, so I hold the power button, as soon as I push it I get a blue Screen that reads:


-goes on to say what possible problems are yatta yatta-

"Technical Information"
"STOP: 0X000000D1 (0X00000028, 0X00000002, 0X00000000, 0XF73B7E3A)"
"acpi.sys - Address F73B7E3A base at F73AD000, DateStamp 41107D27"

When I choose Safe Mode it starts Loading all the safe mode files, but freezes when it gets to the line:

when it freezes as soon as I hit the power button it goes to the same Blue Screen as I wrote before.

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A:[resolved]Windows Error Blue Screen Freezes on Windows Logo

tap f8 when booting and from the options try
last known good configuration
is there an option to go into the recovery console listed in there,i gather you only have recovery disks

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Symptom: Windows xp splash screen fails to appear and the system freezes.
Windows xp was installed using a vga crt which completed Successfully. The
system always boots up normally with a vga crt. The symptom described
above started when I swapped the vga crt with a Samsung 2333sw 23? LCD
monitor. I observed that after the floppy drive is polled, the splash screen
should appear shortly thereafter, but it doesn?t, and the system hangs. The
only way to get the system to display the splash screen is to start the boot
up with the LCD monitor virtually disconnected by the use of a two-port DVI
switch. After the floppy drive is polled, and the HDD led indicates activity; I
then switch the DVI switch back to the LCD monitor. The splash screen then
appears and the system boots up normally. I have not been able to Get
Windows xp to boot normally using the LCD monitor unless I follow the
aforementioned procedure which works every time. My alternate computer
works fine with the same LCD monitor! I have tried booting with all add-ons
disconnected to no avail. For what it?s worth, If I reconnect the vga crt, the
system boots normally every time! It appears that there might be an
incompatibility between Windows xp and my new M4A78 Pro motherboard
using the Samsung 2333sw 23? monitor because everything works fine with
an older monitor. Something isn?t right! I tried installing Windows 7, but after
all required files are loaded from the CD a ?STARTING WINDOWS? screen
appe... Read more

A:Windows freezes just before splash screen

Is your LCD connected using a DVI cable? If so check which type of cable you are using: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

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Yesterday, I was using my laptop on my battery and when I opened up a game, it said something about the sound card not found and then shut off the laptop. I had my sound disabled because it was in battery mode but it never did that before. I tried starting my laptop this morning and now it won't work. It stays stuck at the 'Windows is starting up....' Screen and freezes on it. It restarts itself but with no avail.I've searched for solutions such as booting up the laptop in safe mode but it freezes on the same screen for any of the safe modes. I've seen the threads where I can use my XP cd to boot it up but it didn't come with one. If the laptop is broken, I would like to get the files stored onto it. The things I installed recently on the laptop was a xp theme downloaded off the web, theme for firefox, and an emulator.My laptop is a Sony vgn-sz120p and I have Windows XP 3. I would like to have this resolved asap because I am a college student and I need to access some files due for my course at the end of this week. Thank you so much for anyone that can offer help/advice!Edit: I've tried removing all but one stick of ram to see if it would change anything but nothing either.I have 'Microsoft Windows Recovery Console' that boots with Windows XP asking me to pick either one. I can log into C:\Windows but I'm not sure where else to go from there.Also, I found that some people had problems because of a corrupted registry so I am go... Read more

A:'Windows is starting up' Screen Freezes

Press F8 before you get to the Windows logo and select "Disable Automatic Restart" option. Then boot into normal windows. It should show you the blue screen error that is causing it to restart. Post the error message here.

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So I've had this issue for a while. Basically what happens is if I let the notebook sit for a while, it will automatically turn off the screen to save power. Then when I shake the mouse or something to bring the screen back, sometimes, but not always, the computer will freeze so that the mouse can move around the screen, but for about a minute it will not be able to interact with anything, nor will any keyboard shortcuts work.

Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 Freezes After Waking Screen

Imma bumping this.

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Hello! Have a B51 with windows7, for a month ago it freezes on login screen, mouse or keyboard was not working. I tried booting into safe mode, and run every options in repair computer without luck, so I had to reinstall my computer. Now it happens again, does somebody know a solutions without reinstalling again??

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Hey, I'm having a problem with Windows XP.

The last few days, my cursor has been freezing and the screen has been going black for a few seconds, but it would soon return to normal.

Well, Today when I went to turn it on, it got up to the login screen before doing the same thing but not returning to normal - it would freeze and the screen would remain black.

I haven't made any hardware changes so don't know if that's the problem, I have tried booting in safe mode but it seems to stall at the loading screen, I have taken out the RAM and reseated it and when that didn't work tried using a different stick of RAM but the result was the same. I replaced my HDD about a year ago so don't believe that could be the problem.

I was thinking the OS could be corrupt and need repairing. Any ideas?

A:Windows XP freezes then screen goes blank.

Hopefully you have a working firewall and a decent anti-virus programme which you've updated and scanned with recently. That's about all I can say at this stage.

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Just after I log into this system, it goes to a black screen. The HD light continues to flicker for quite a few minutes, then seems to halt. My cursor still works, and task manager can be brought up using the three finger salute. There are no applications running, and the only processes I see are:

Safe mode does not result in anything different.
I have even tried using a recovery disk to repair windows. This results in a windows green loading bar and a constant, non-flickering hard drive light, but listening to the system, I can tell that the hard drive is not doing anything.

A:Windows freezes after login screen

Update: As I was typing to another forum for help, the hard drive light began to light up like fireworks... Okay, the hard drive is doing something, but it has been doing something for half an hour. My client won't be satisfied with that.

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running windows 2000 1ghz.384ram dell .lately getting freezes .on reboot computer sometimes loops i.e.after coming up to speed it shuts down and reboots.the freezes occur more often when i am connected to the net.


A:screen freezes windows 2000

is the PC hot at all?

control panel>
advanced tab>
startup and recovery - settings>
under the title - system failure
untick - automatically restart

now when it crashes the blue screen should stay on the screen
post the info on the screen
it will give the eroorcodes and a filename, if caused by a driver.

in the meantime
you may want to try running a memeory test

you may also find some info in the event viewer
control panel>
admin tools>
event viewer>

Does it countdown when shutting down at all ??? That may be the sassar virus

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Today morning when i tried to switch on my PC, it hangs on the Win 8 boot screen. At times it would give me the BSOD of Machine_Check_Exception while hung at boot. At times it tries to do an Automatic repair as well, but freezes again on the boot screen itself with it below saying "Preparing Automatic Repair"

I also see an error PCI IRQ Routing Table Error - 07 1F 00 just before boot.

I would have to restart like 10-20 times or maybe more for it to get through to windows. I thought it was a windows issue so i tried to boot into my Win 8 and Win 7 USB's so i could format and reinstall but it Doesnt let me Boot into the USB after i select the option to do so. It would take my straight to my current Win 8 install Boot screen and hang there.

Since a few days now, my system would not shut down when i would click on shut down. The screen would go off and all but my Desktop cabinet would still be on. It used to restart fine when required but that doesnt work now too. I have to switch off the mains to get it to shut down so i can restart.

The red LED's on my mobo dont stop at the CPU, RAM, Video card and forgot whats the last one for. So is this a windows issue? A hardware issue? and how do i fix this?

I havent made any hardware changes to the system. Ive tried to boot with just the monitor plugged in to the system and same issue.

I have reset my BIOS. I cant get into safe mode or boot from USB.

A:Windows 8.1 freezes at boot screen

Can you hear any "beep" coming out of PC?
Can you boot from USB if secure boot is disabled in BIOS?
Have you tried other USB ports to boot from USB?

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I have this problem that i think i got because of successibe power failures. (theyre fixing the lines)

My pc boots up, but hangs up on the welcome screen.
I have enabled boot logging, and it seems that i think the problem is because of afd.sys not loading. how do i fix this?

A:Windows 7 boots up but freezes on welcome screen.

HelloJoshuaLangit123, Welcome to the forum.

Run System File Checker:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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My laptop froze; had to turn off. When it came back up it gets as far as the login screen and then freezes. Cursor will move but will not let me type anything. I reloaded the OS; it came up fine. Left it for awhile, came back to black screen. Shut off and it does the same thing as before....get to login screen and it freezes....

A:Windows 8 freezes at login screen

Check with your laptop manufacture support website for drivers you need to install before updating to 8.1 your obviously have some sort of driver incompatibility? Also your hard drive could be failing?

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okay..... I got an AMD Sempron 2600 and a k7Triton Motherboard for Christmas and put them in my computer. After that my computer barely ever would boot up. If it didnt boot up my loading bar on the windows XP screen would freeze (the blue one) although it didnt freeze it actually would move very very slowly but windows would never load. If windows did boot from me choosing last knwn config(only one I tried) then it would boot flawlessly. But know the real problem.... I came home from school and had not turned my comp off in 2 days (hibernating) and my computer seemed to be slow i pressed ctrl+alt+del and my CPU Usage said 100%! even tho I was barely runing anything so i turned off my computer(not hibernate) and when i turned it back on it was back to its same old self but now when it does boot normally it doesnt do it it goes into that screen where you choose a profile to log in to and the icons dont appear it is just that blueish color and my mouse has the timer thing on and I can move my mouse but nothing I press does anything plz help complex situation

A:Windows XP freezes on login screen

Unblessed said:

okay..... I got an AMD Sempron 2600 and a k7Triton Motherboard for Christmas and put them in my computer. After that my computer barely ever would boot up. If it didnt boot up my loading bar on the windows XP screen would freeze (the blue one) although it didnt freeze it actually would move very very slowly but windows would never load. If windows did boot from me choosing last knwn config(only one I tried) then it would boot flawlessly. But know the real problem.... I came home from school and had not turned my comp off in 2 days (hibernating) and my computer seemed to be slow i pressed ctrl+alt+del and my CPU Usage said 100%! even tho I was barely runing anything so i turned off my computer(not hibernate) and when i turned it back on it was back to its same old self but now when it does boot normally it doesnt do it it goes into that screen where you choose a profile to log in to and the icons dont appear it is just that blueish color and my mouse has the timer thing on and I can move my mouse but nothing I press does anything plz help complex situationClick to expand...

ok, did you install teh drivers for you processor, when you did this are you running SP1 or SP2, my recommendation is to reinstall windows XP, its trying to use incoorect drivers.

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Hello i am a new poster so i'll try to be as informative as i can with my problem.

I currently own a Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Computer.

Recently my computer has been having problems with my
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll
I have went to recovery console, typed bootcfg /rebuild and it has fixed the problem in the past, but my problem now is whent my hal.dll was missing i did bootcfg /rebuild and it looked all good until the loading screen stopped. ( The loading screen has never happened to me before, i thought it would be helpful if i mentioned i had my hal.dll missing before it happened ).

And i was presented with this problem, i have tried fixMBR and taking my disks out of my computer when i started it, i have also dusted my cmputer clean, is there anyway i can fix this without completly reformating my computer?

Also if there is anything lse you need to know please ask, I would like to get this fixed as soon as possible


A:Windows XP Loading Screen Freezes


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I have just gone through a divorce. My ex wife had my computer for almost a year but finally sent it back. When I turned it on I found she had wiped the hard drive (I think because she thought I had porn on it which wasn't the case) Anyway, I got a Ubuntu disc and installed that on it but forgot my password, so I shelled out $20 and got a recovery disc from emachines. I installed it but when it gets to the black Windows XP screen the blue bar goes back and forth three or four times and then freezes. I have gone a Google search and tried putting it into safe mode which does the same thing. When I try to go back to the last configuration that works it says something along the lines of "Cannot find windows\window32\config" (Well thats not exactly it but I forget the exact words). Other advice I have read I would try except I have the recovery disc and not the actual Windows Xp disc.

I was wondering if there was anything else I could do to try and get it to work before I give up. The only thing I can think of is to try to get an actual Windows XP Home disc but that will be a headache or take it to Geek Squad and see if it might be an issue with the hard drive. If this exact situation has been addressed before then please direct me to that. Here are the specs on the computer

emachines w2925
2.66 ghz
Intel Celeron processor D
256 RAM
120 gb hd
Windows Xp

A:Windows Xp Freezes On Logo Screen

quick questiondo you need anything that is on the hard drive?if you dont:use DBANThat will let you format the hardriveif you do need somthing from the hard drivetry reinstalling Ubuntu and access the old hardrive using ubuntuif you have any question just ask

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I have been having an issue ever since my girlfriend was browsing the net and got a virus on my computer that would not let it boot, I attempted a recovery, (safe mode still boots), this did nothing, so I inserted the windows installation disc, used the recovery console, tried to fixboot, this did nothing, so I then repaired the installation of the Windows XP 32 Bit Professional.. This made it boot past the windows loading, but now it asks to activate at log in screen, I have to click yes, otherwise it just sits at login users, ...

When I click yes to activate it, my computer beeps once, then does not respond.. Happens everytime, my 2 other operating systems do not have any issues, I have done a virus scan with AVG in safe mode, and the problem remains.

Any Ideas?

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Hi, I have a problem I have a Biostar M7NCD Pro mother board. Okay, I'm unable to get passed the Windows XP home edition loading screen. I switched video cards to a generic TNT2 video card, used to have a radeon 9800pro, and for some odd reason I am not able to access the welcome screen ya know. Here here's my system specs:
M/B Model Name/ PCB Version M7NCD Pro

BIOS Version ncdp0730bs

CPU Manufacture & Model Athlon XP 2500+ Mobile


Sound Card Sound Onboard
LAN Card LAN Onboard
Power Supply Mustang 350W ATX form
H.D.D Western Digital 80gb Interface IDE
CD/DVD-ROM Interface IDE

System WIN 98SE Other = Windows xp Home Edition

Plz Help Really Appreciate it!!!

A:Windows XP Freezes at Logo Screen

I have tried resetting bios, disabling cache for video and cpu, tried installing windows xp and windows se on a diff computer, reinstall system files in recovery console, tried installing with 2 diff hard drives, 3 different cd rom drives, I reset the bios and disabled any kind of extras such as integrated lan, audio and USB support and I'm still unable to install or get to the welcome screen in windows xp. I'm able to get to the windows xp logo sometimes, most of the time it freezes as the bars go by, or the keyboard lights flash and it brings me to a black screen and the cursor is usable but is stuck on with an hourglass attached to it. I have tried booting the system in safe mode, just windows system files, last known good config., and started windows normally. I updated the bios to support the newest cpus, but for some odd reason I cannot install windows xp, with the light blue screen and installing windows, gives that description in white text about how cool windows xp is compared to the later versions of windows and just freezes at 39 min. the green boxes on the lower right hand corner is frozen so I have to restart and than I just make it to the black screen with a hourglass attached to the cursor. I was able to fully fully install windows xp home edition on my 1995 gateway with a 500mhz celeron I get to the desktop and i shut down, then I take the IDE cable from the gateway motherboard and connect it to the biostar motherboard and I boot it up. Asks me how I want to b... Read more

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Earlier today I logged into my Packard Bell laptop and it freezed for a very long time at welcome screen. I thought oh well I could give the laptop some time to ready itself for usage. But after 5-7 minutes it still didn't login and respond. So I clicked the power button down to force the laptop to shutdown and then I heard this mid-huge click (I think was the HDD.). The actual sound was I heard was going like this; "Zhioouummmm.. metal click". Haha I think I can't explain it further, it would be catastrophic but you get the picture right? ;).

I just want to know how to fix this problem. I know it is a known problem but I just want a specific solving answer just for my computer model.

Spec: Packard Bell TS11HR

Windows update been turn off since 2013-02-08 due to "afraid of getting problems with those windows update.".

Any help is very appriciated :)


A:Windows 7 Freezes/Hangs itself at 'Welcome Screen'

From another computer

Download Ubuntu Live CD ISO image and burn the ISO image to a cd using Imgburn (how to burn an ISO image using Imgburn). With the newly burned cd boot with it then select "Try Ubuntu" not "Install Ubuntu" access the Windows partition or what ever partition or hdd you which to backup files from by going to the panel on top, select "Go" click on "Computer". Select the partition, or Hard drive then directories, and files you wish to back up, Backup the files to DVD, an external hard drive or thumb drive(s).

Downloading UBCD which is in my signature.Burn the ISO Image to a blank CD using Imgburn (How to burn a ISO Image using Imgburn) burn at lowest speed. With the newly burned cd boot with the cd go to HDD>Diagnostics>The make and model of your hard drive, Seagate, Maxtor, Drive Fitness which is Hitachi, Or Western Digital. Perform a short and long test. Could also be called "Standard" and "Extended" test or also "Comprehensive" test. The Seagate hard drive test will work on most drives.

If you can not find the right test for your hard drive your OEM computer may have it's own hard drive diagnostics testing tool. Refer to your OEM computer documentation to find out how to access these test. Also try going to the manufacture of your machine to find documentation about it. Also consider going to the manufacture of your hard drive to look to ... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I have a home built clone that was running XP PRO SP3 when the Maxtor 120GB drive quit. Now the machine has a scavenged Seagate Barracuda 250GB drive which I took out a a Gateway Media Center machine with XP Media Edition SP3 installed on it. The tower has an ASUS P4C800 DELUXE Mother board, with a Pentium 2 processor, 3GB dual ddr 400 ram, 1 - Sony DVD-RW, 1 - CD-RW, 1 - 1.4 floppy drive.

I just replaced the maxtor drive with the seagate drive a few days ago. Although the machine booted properly and during the boot process discovered all my drives, Windows doesn't see any of those drives. I was allowing the automatic update system install the driver for them. After installation, the machine rebooted. It got as far as the "Windows Welcome" screen and halted there. There is no activity in the windows loading activity indicator. It simply sits, stuck on that screen.

I attempted to use safe mode, but it only displays the drivers that are being loaded and then halts at the end of the list and does nothing. The mother board has USB 2.0 ports but I'm not sure that Windows sees them either. Can anyone offer any assistance, please?


A:windows xp Media Ed freezes on welcome screen.

You can try choosing the Last Known Good option instead of Safe Mode... if that works there is more that needs to be done.

If that fails, the best option would be a fresh XP installation with an XP CD. Nice thing about that is all your devices will be seen, you might just need to hunt some drivers down.

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I am running a Dell 3.6Ghz process, 3 M of RAM with Windows XP Svc Pack 3. Yesterday, the machine started freezing once the desktop displayed. My desktop icons would eventually appear, but would not function when clicked on. The Start button and quicklaunch tool bar did not display. I can boot into safe mode and the machine works fine. I am running Zone Alarm Extreme and Avast Free Antivirus and I am behind a router.

I have run full virus scans in safe mode using Avast, Zone Alarm and Malwarebytes. All scans came back clean. I tried to install HiJackThis, but in Safe Mode is says the administrator has disabled this function. I tried running in safe mode as the administrator and still received the same error. I downloaded and ran ComboFix in Safe Mode, below is the report. Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

ComboFix 10-09-14.01 - Mark 09/14/2010 20:47:48.1.2 - x86 NETWORK
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1480 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: c:\downloads\ComboFix.exe
AV: avast! Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
FW: ZoneAlarm Extreme Security Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}

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c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files\popcaploader.dll
c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files\popcaploader.inf

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A:Windows XP Pro Freezes at Desktop Screen


We in the Windows Team do not deal with virus problems, post in the Security Forum for expert advice.
Make sure you follow THESE STEPS carefully before posting in the Security Forum.

If it turns out that your system is clean, post back in this thread so we can investigate other possibilities.


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Hi .... I am running Windows 7 on an Acer laptop about 3 years old.

Today the laptop will not start up in the proper way and just takes me eventually to a blue screen with a picture of a white bird and a green branch on the right hand side.

The mouse moves in the normal way but there are no clickable icons to do anything and no F buttons provide options.

I have disconnected the battery once and this takes me to the page reporting improper shutdown, and suggests a repair install.

The above happens all over again when this is accepted.

I have the 4 home made DVD discs which were made on purchase . recovery discs 1,2 and 3 plus drivers and applications.

Has anyone got any ideas please?

Many thanks

A:Windows 7 start up screen freezes

I suspect that is a virus if the recovery disc you made does not work you might have to install windows again doing this

1. Go to this link: http://www.w7forums.com/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads-t12325.html and download and save the iso file you downloaded

2. Buy a blank DVD-r with 4.7 gb on it

3. Put the blank DVD in then right click on the iso then click burn disc image

Hope it helps

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Hello there. My PC has recently started to freeze when starting it up, I recently replaced all of the components to my PC and it was working perfectly for month and then all of a sudden it has just been failing on me. I have tried everything I know even resetting my PC but nothing has worked. If there is anything who know something I could try to fix it I would be very thankful.

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Dear friends,

I am sorry to bother you but my PC whose OS is Windows 7 Ultimate x86 froze on the 'welcome' screen today! I freaked out and tried everything I could to make it work, but I couldn't. It only runs under Safe Mode which is making me go crazy. Please tell me what to do. I already tried Start Up repair and obviously didn't work!

Thank you
Best Regards

A:Windows 7 Ultimate freezes on the 'welcome' screen

Hello Stefany

Follow the steps described in the tutorial Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot , and let us know the result.

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I recently bought a Samsung EVO 840 120 gb SSD and did a clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro on it. Also formated my other HDD's. And after that I started to experience at random times the complete freeze of windows and sometimes blue sceen of death with "clock watchdog timeout" message. They usually happens when I unpacking an archive, during file copy, downloading big files, istalling mods in nexus mod manager for skyrim or sometimes just in very random events. I noticed that usually when this happens hdd activity led on my pc case blinks continuously. When this freeze or BSOD happens I need to manually reset my computer. This problem is starting to get really annoying. Please can someone tell me how to fix this?
(Also most of the archives I download from the internet I get crc errors for most when I try to unpack them, so I have redownload it again :/)
My system:
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
CPU: AMD Bulldozer FX 8150 Eight core Black Edition
CPU Cooling: Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: GA-970A-D3 (Rev. 1.0)
Memory: hiper blue 8 GB DDR 3
Graphics Card: Gigabyte AMD HD 6970 2 GB
PSU: Gigabyte 650 W
Hard Drives:
-Samsung EVO 840 SSD 120 GB (OS)
-Samsung HDD 500 GB
Nothing is overclocked. Everything has the latest drivers. Bios is updated to the latest.
I did CPU stress test got no errors.
I did GPU stress test got no errors.
I did RAM test got no errors.
Please help me

A:Windows 8.1 Freezes and Blue Screen

No memory dumps in the uploaded reports:

Upload Dump Files:
NOTE: If using a disk cleaning utility, please stop using it while we are troubleshooting your issues.
Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Left click on the first minidump file.
Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
Upload that .zip file with your next post.

If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post back for further advice.

If you don't have anything in that folder, please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service. Then post the link to it in your topic so that we can download it.

Also, search your entire hard drive for files ending in .dmp, .mdmp, and .hdmp. Zip up any that you find and upload them with your next post.

Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): Set MiniDumpMore info on dump file options here: Overview of memory dump file options for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Wind... Read more

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Can anyone explain why Windows periodically freezes when the screen saver is running?

At first I thought it was due to the Windows Live Photo Gallery. After running for several hours (overnight, for e.g.), it would freeze on one picture. Usually moving the mouse would eventually close the screen saver and I'd return to the desktop.

I then changed to a regular screen saver, Mystify. Usually this isn't a problem, but today when I moved the mouse, the screen saver froze. I couldn't soft boot, actually had to shut down manually. This is the second time this has happened.

I've checked whether I'm using the latest video driver using device manager, and it says everything is up to date. I'm using NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, driver version Could there be a device conflict? How would I be able to tell? Thanks.

A:Windows freezes on screen saver

Let's make sure it's the screen saver. Type "power options" in the Vista menu. Perferred plan: high performance. Change Plan Settings -> Put the computer to sleep: never.

See if it still freezes. This is just to pinpoint the problem.

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I am trying to fix my girlfriend's computer, which freezes on the windows log-on screen. (I am accessing these forums from my computer.)

If I input her password in quickly, then it freezes with "Welcome" in the center of the screen and "Windows 7 Home Premium" at the bottom.

If I am slow inputting her password, then it freezes before I get a chance to input the password.

After a few minutes, the computer shuts down. When I boot it up, it says something about the computer overheating.

I have tried a few things like system repair, etc, but not in any sort of rigorous way (and honestly, I don't remember which ones I have tried so I wouldn't mind starting from scratch, step-by-steph.

Any help on getting this computer to work (preferably without wiping out the contents of her hard drive) would be highly welcome.

A:Windows 7 freezes on logon screen

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Hello, I have had this problem with my home built computer for a few months now. It started out as a problem where my computer screen would go black, and start looping whatever sound file was being played at the time, and my graphics card fan would go to 100% power whenever this happened. I replaced that graphics card, and got blue screens, which were eventually deteremined to have made by a bad graphics card (the new one failed stress tests). Now, I have an ATI 5870, and I still got the initial problem, the black screen. I have reinstalled windows 3 times or so, and I still get the same problem. I thought it was fixed for a while, but yesterday it started again and I have no idea why. I haven't installed anything new, or updated anything (including Windows Update) and nothing I can see on my computer has changed in anyway, except that I am getting these crashes again. I have checked both CPU and GPU's temperatures under load, and they are not overheating. I ram memtest86 for 7 passes, and I got no errors whatsoever. I did a video card stress test, and that worked out fine. And since reinstalling windows has no effect, I'm convinced its a hardware failure. But, since RAM and video card are mostly ruled out, I'm pretty sure its either a CPU or Motherboard failure, but I have no idea how to check for either.

System Specs:
Visiontek Radeon 5870
Intel i7 920
Asus P6T Deluxe V2
12GB OCZ Platinum RAM
Western Digital Caviar Green 640GB HD
Noctua NH-D14
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A:Windows 7 Black Screen and Freezes

Try updating all the drivers on your system. Also, never install drivers through Windows Update, because they can cause problems. I had the same problem you had and a quick driver update fixed it.

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here is what I've tried troubleshooting it:
1. Recovery console >> chkdsk /r
2. Repair windows xp installation
No joy! my computer still freeze on XP loading screen, it also happens on safe mode.

What do you guys think?
Thanks in advanced!

A:Windows XP Freezes on XP loading Screen


Originally Posted by jaydeee

here is what I've tried troubleshooting it:
1. Recovery console >> chkdsk /r
2. Repair windows xp installation
No joy! my computer still freeze on XP loading screen, it also happens on safe mode.

What do you guys think?
Thanks in advanced!

You could try booting using Last Known Good Configuration, or you could take your HDD out of your PC, connect it to another PC and run a scan with Microsoft Security Essentials


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recently i installed windows 8.1 pro x64 on my laptop which is acer 5755g.but i've a very strange problem with that.when i want to go afk before leaving laptop i press windows + l key and go to lock screen everything is ok now but when i'm coming back in few hours laptop is freezes and must shut it down from power button.

things i did tried,

installed windows again
updated all of drivers
using coolpad

A:Windows 8.1 freezes at lock screen

when i'm coming back in few hours laptop is freezes

If it is OK after a short period of time, it should be OK after a few hours as well unless you are running on battery and/or there is a heat issue developing. If just battery, try running with AC on and also consider a general cleaning if you think it might be heat-related. Good luck.

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I have been troubleshooting this for a long time, this computer os is XP SP2, and I am getting the following cases, here are the steps that I am doing...

-Press power button on computer
-Windows loads
-I press CAPS lock / or NUMLOCK to see if keyboard is valid while loading and it is
-Windows Welcome Screen is loading
-Login Screen is visible
-Keyboard + Mouse not working (they are lit up) but they are not working cannot press CAPSLOCK nor NUMLUCK cannot move mouse
-Pressed the power button on computer, Windows Login screen says Windows is shutting Down
pls help

A:Freezes during Windows Login Screen #1

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When it powers on, it comes to the login page and freezes. The mouse won’t move and I can’t type in anything into the password field. The disk access looks busy, which I know is typical when a PC starts, but even after it eventually slows down, neither the mouse nor keys will work. I tried firing it up in the various Safe Modes but the results are the same.
I want you know before i post over here i tried many solutions but anyone of them worked. It take me now 1 week trying to fix this issue.
I cannot afford to loose the data on this computer so reinstalling Windows is not an option for me.
Thank you for your help.

A:Windows 7 Freezes at Login Screen?

None to help me ?

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Somebody plzzz help.

My boot screen is freezing. I am not able to login into my os. I dont know the reason why itz happening so. But i recently changed the "ntoskrnl.exe" file . Do you think this may b the reason!.However after restart i'm able to get into the safe mode.

unfortunately i have forgotten my administrator password. So i'm unable to repair it with the recovery console in the windows xp cd. I have a lotz of data 2 backup on my hard drive to perform a complete new install. So i request you to suggest me a better solution.

A:Windows Freezes at the boot screen!!!!!

In safemode try doing a system restore to before you had the problem.

launch system restore
go back to a date before your problem
see if that helps

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Hey, I'm having a problem with Windows XP.

The last few days, my cursor has been freezing and the screen has been going black for a few seconds, but it would soon return to normal.

Well, Today when I went to turn it on, it got up to the login screen before doing the same thing but not returning to normal - it would freeze and the screen would remain black.

I haven't made any hardware changes so don't know if that's the problem, I have tried booting in safe mode but it seems to stall at the loading screen, I have taken out the RAM and reseated it and when that didn't work tried using a different stick of RAM but the result was the same. I replaced my HDD about a year ago so don't believe that could be the problem.

I was thinking the OS could be corrupt and need repairing. Any ideas?

A:Windows XP freezes then screen goes blank

Try running at the run prompt sfc/ scannow. See if there are any file problems with the OS.

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hi everyone.

i bought a new mother board (asus mba m3a), 4 gig or ram, new hard drive, and video card (geforce 8800) i put at all together and cant get windows to stop freezing. Upon installing windows xp professional i installed all the dirvers and restarted the computer and it got to the XP loading screen where the little blue progress bar works, then slows to a snails pace and windows just wont load.
if i turn the computer off at the power switch, then start windows, it starts up fine, but it will just freeze all over again upon the next restart. its not an XP problem either as the same thing happened with VISTA.

i have finally had enough of just ignoring the problem and ive scoured the internet for a remedy and ive found everything from from intel chip set updates (ive got an amd so it doesnt help me) to video or sound driver issues..............all of the discussions i have found have been over a year old so im eager to find a solution that has come up since then.

if anyone has had this problem and knows how to fix it i'd be eternally grateful....

thanks a lot in advance

A:Windows freezes up at XP slpash screen

Just to get more info - does that happen booting to Safe Mode also?

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My problem is pretty much summed up in my title. :) I have a Dell Latitude laptop, and it runs fine until the sign-in window, and then the keyboard (99% of the time) and the mouse lock up, and it seems all that works is shutting down the computer. Microsoft has an article concerning a problem that sounds similar to this, [URL="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;294427"] but I tried running Windows using the F8 key, and I received no error message. I could really use some help!! If you have the answer, please post! Thanks!


A:Windows XP freezes up at sign-in screen

can you enter safe mode and go to the power options section in your control panel>
select never to hybernation, disable it

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i'm working on an HP Media Center PC M7680N.

on bootup, it makes it through the HP screen, and then the Windows XP screen and then it just hangs there with a blank screen for 15-20 minutes before finally launching into windows. once in windows it works great - very fast.

things i've already tried:

- safe mode (same thing happens).
- reset bios to defaults.
- ran chkdsk /r from windows cmd prompt
- ran sfc /scannow (don't have the xp pro cd which it wants, i only have an xp home cd.
- removed all viruses, adware and spyware.

since i don't have the o/s cd for this computer, i can't just re-install the o/s. does anyone have any ideas on how i might be able to fix this problem?

A:Pc Freezes For 15-20 Minutes After Windows Welcome Screen

Hi newreel !

Try with a new user account and see if it goes faster. If so, then use the information from this link to copy your profile from your old account to this new one :

Else, make sure you have all the latest drivers for your hardware and all the latest critical updates from Windows update.

If you have recovery disks - or if you can create them using the preinstalled Recovery CD creator (sometimes in PC help & Tools) that usually comes with HP computers - or if there's an i386 foder somewhere on the drive then you can use this workaround to use SFC without the install CD :

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When rebooting, I have the black screen with windows starting logo.  
Some back ground.  Wife has complained for a few months about periodic freezing -- in browsers (Firefox and Chrome) as well as MS Office applications - requiring reboot.  A couple weeks ago, noticed the Conduit/Connect browser and then one day she had rebooted and got the System Repair.  Since then I have tried several things.  Normally run Norton 360 and have run AdAware and Malwarebytes.  
Also had noticed what appeared to be corruption of our single User Account.  Lightroom would not start.  Chrome would not start -- unless using Run as Administrator.  I remember some odd look to WIndows Explorer - like folders missing.  I created a new user account and it seems to have eliminated the issues starting Lightroom, Chrome, etc.
I have been searching these forums and trying things, but unable to resolve.  I have loaded MiniToolBox (attached below) and tried to load Speccy -- but that is giving me an error "CPU dll init failed (error 2)! Some information will not be displayed!".  When I click through, CPU, RAM, Motherboard and Graphics each have a message "Cannot initialize SPC dll".  The link is also below.  
Please help.  
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 13-07-2013
Ran by Office (administrator) on 01-12-2013 at 10:28:18
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A:Freezes on Windows Starting screen

1 Drive c: (OS) (Fixed) (Total:243.94 GB) (Free:19.9 GB) NTFS
You are walking the line re the amount of free space required on the Windows partition...which may be a factor in your problems.
Please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
Appears to me that your lack of adequate free space on C:...produces the error re Speccy.  Moving some files from C: may correct that.  General consensus is that 15% of C: partition needs to be free space.

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Hey guys, I have had this problem for quite some time ever since i built my new computer with parts i bought from newegg. I would really appreciate any sort of advice on the subject. It seems like ever since the first xp pro installation i made on this computer i have had nothing but problems. every time i turn on my computer, i see normal computer information before the windows screen, when the windows screen comes, the loading bar freezes at a certain point. It will sit at that point until i restart the computer by the button on the tower. Once it happens once, it will continue to happen until i reinstall windows using the cd. After i reinstall, it will boot up fine, but next time i restart my computer it starts all over. It is starting to get annoying. That everytime i boot up my computer it requires installing windows over again. I was curious if its a bad windows cd? or maybe some of my hardware is defective? Im at work atm so i dont have my computer specs handy but ill edit this post and add them when i get home. Any advice or suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thanks for your time.

A:Windows XP loading screen freezes


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