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fail to post after restart, but fixed with reset button

Q: fail to post after restart, but fixed with reset button

Windows 7 x64 Professional. I have several issues. Most notable is the fact that I will tell the system to restart (shutdown menu) and it will eventually restart (sometimes hangs at "logging off...") then fails to post after shutting down on the restart. If I manually toggle my reset button, the system starts up fine with no errors. If I had to power off during a hang at shutdown, I get a prompt with startup options saying the system failed to shut down correctly.

Other issues which may be related: Windows update freezes after opening only displaying the loading mouse (think hourglass) and a white screen. I have to force quit from task manager. iTunes also fails to launch, but opens a process (visable in task manager).

I have tried a system settings/files restore, with no progress.

Any help!?

Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: fail to post after restart, but fixed with reset button

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A: fail to post after restart, but fixed with reset button

Welcome to Seven forums LongN3ck.
Offhand this sounds like a bad motherboard. Power off and remove all USB devices, except keyboard, mouse, and try it. Take out all memory modules except one and try it.
Power off and reset CMOS. Pull the power cable out first.
*Method one, remove the coin battery and short the battery terminals for 10 seconds.
*Method two, The mother board may have CMOS reset jumpers, short them for 10 seconds.

If the issue persists I still think its a bad board. I've had much experience with bad ones.

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Hello
I've been directed here by Reid (from the HijackThis Help section.
"Hi debell,

These errors appear to be software related. My suggestion is for you to post in the Windows XP section of the forum, giving them all the detail and explanations you've given me, and let the experts there give you a hand with this."

Here are the 'event' logs. Plus some event that might shed some light on the problem.
A little while ago i had to power off. Upon restarting (after more than 2 hours) the display would 'disappear' while still in the boot-up process. I shut down with the 'power' button on the PC & restarted in Safe mode. That worked. But again a 're-start' from there would go through the whole process but before the 'windows is starting' screen the display disappeared. In fact the monitor seemed to be dis-connected from the source - it has power-supply and 'indicator showed interface with comp - then abruptly the connection itself was gone. Finally after few more tries with the same results, i Chose 'Enable VGA mode' from the startup options screen (where Safe Mode etc are offered as options) That worked. I saw your mail & replying accordingly.
Thanks very much.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: DCOM
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10005
Date: 6/18/2006
Time: 11:33:21 PM
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: USER
Description:
DCOM got error "This service cannot be started in Safe Mode " attempting to start the service EventSystem with arg... Read more

A:crash, restart, fail, restart, fail..safe mode, restart, fail..

I don't think those a really errors, only warnings. Windows is just telling you about all the things that can't be started in safe-mode. I'm 50% sure that if you boot into safe-mode on any computer you'll see a whole bunch of those warnings in the event viewer.

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Hi,

Yesterday we had a 3 second power failure and when my computer restarted, the desktop icons were taking foreverrrr to show up (usually my computer takes 30 secs to load up because I only have a few programs installed at the moment). So I forced shutdown using the button and then booted up again.

Now it won't get past the MOBO's post screen and I can't even use my keyboard to get into the startup or the bios. Every time I shut down my computer, when I go to turn it back on the same thing happens and the only way I can get it going again is to reset the jumpers.

I did research prior to asking for help, but it seemed that everyone had different issues. I've never heard of this one before. My only guess is the MOBO battery, but I highly doubt it. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks a lot!
 

A:Freezes at post screen. Need to reset jumpers EVERY restart

The cmos battery does not stop a post. You will get an error however the system will post.

I would put the system into a very basic state.
1 Open the case and pull the pw connector from ALL drives; hd and optical.
2 Disconnect any usb type device
3 Pull out any add-in cards such as sound, nic, etc. Leave in your video card
4 Remove all ram except one stick.

Now attempt a post. If it fails, shutdown and try a different ram chip.

If it still fails to post, you will need to swap parts with known good ones; ie power supply, motherboard, ram, etc to find the problem.

FWIW I just fixed a family member's system that suffered a power failure/surge. It was just the pw supply that went out [they were lucky]
 

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Hi , I'm using windows 8.1 on ASUS N series laptop 64 bit, my windows got problem and after i updated to windows 10 and try to factory reset it, it got to 99% and say that the window has a problem, it cannot reset my windows and stuck in restart loops.

I've spam F9 and try to reset the pc again, but the problem still persist and i even try to solve it with the advanced options ( startup repair, system restore, system image recovery setting - all end up with this pc require administration account, and somehow my account is lost due to reset earlier) i even try to reinstall windows with CD but it doesnt detected.

It seems like i lost both my windows 8 and windows 10 on the laptop.

Can anyone please help me. Tq

A:Windows 8.1 & windows 10 : fail to factory reset and stuck in restart

Since you did upgrade and activate (did it activate okay?) then you should be able to clean install Windows 10 and have it activate.
See here: Windows 10 - Clean Install

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All of the sudden my computer is messing up. If I just start my computer up it boots up just like it should but lets say I install something and it says it needs to restart my computer is when it messes up.

The computer try's to start up and the light on the monitor turns to yellow but the computer never turns off and the yellow light on the monitor just goes away and comes back and goes away again and comes back.

It just keeps doing that and never restarts at all. In order to get my computer to re-boot I have to push the reset button on my tower and then my computer starts right up again. No matter what I do it will not do a restart.

Any suggestions any body????

Mike

A:Computer won't restart. Have to hit reset button to get computer back

Hello,

Are you experiencing a Blue Screen?
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

John

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Built my computer about 7 months ago, worked fine up until now.

My PC randomly freezes completely and suddenly. Task manager wont open and I have to reset it, however even after reset it takes forever to boot and it goes straight to the UEFI and not to Windows, even if I exit the UEFI it won't boot into Windows 8.1 until I shut it off completely then turn it back on. My M4 64g SSD (Windows Drive) doesn't show up in the boot menu but does in device manager/my computer, however this is not a new thing. (I suspected the SSD might be failing) The freezing started after having my computer off for 5 days (it's never been shut off for more than a day or two). I can think of no other unusual things I might have done or changed.

So far I have tried...

* Resetting the BIOS overclocks to "default" (they have been stable)

* Running memtest86 for a period of 5 hours with no errors.

* Running MSI Kombuster burn-in-test for about half an hour. (This was happening while playing Battlefield 4 (I thought it might be the game/GPU) but it happens even while watching VLC or browsing Firefox and Chrome on their own. (Didn't crash)

* Freeing up space in the Windows SSD. (It had less than 1GB, now it has 18GB and the problem still occurs.)

* Checked all temperatures of CPU/GPU/Drives/Mobo, nothing is overheating. Under GPU stress test.

It doesn't lag or give warnings it just locks up.

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A:Computer locking up, reset button goes to UEFI wont boot till full shutdown/reset

The SSD might be failing. Is it still under warranty?
 

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Hi All at Bleeping Computer.
 
 I hope somebody here can help ?
 
My Setup = 
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
A7V400-MX    from ASUS Tec . Motherboard
1.85 gigahertz AMD Sempron
2048 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
FAT32 80GB on drive o 40.98 GB NTFS on drive1 ( Empty) 
Toshiba e-STUDIO166 Printer on COM4 
 
I have a back-up copy  "copy of :C"  on a 500GB EHD -  circa-  Mid 2014 - 
 
OK ..where do I start ?
I had a power issue - frozen PC ..I power buttoned off .. usual errors on restart ..but took forever .. rebooted !
 
OOPS !!! 
 
Initial problems - on stating up 
 
( p.s) I think I messed up by not converting lost chains to files !! 
 
C:windows\System32\msi.dll is not a valid window image. Please check this against  your installation diskette
I think I fixed this by copying from old back up.
 
Ibrtfdc.sys  is corrupted.Press any key to continue
This has since stopped - I cant remember what I did to stop this ! 
 
 >>> Now I'm getting as far as the computer booting past the XP blue screen .'".Windows is starting '" ..some sound (start up music) - 
BUT.. 
Boxes are appearing with the likes of "AvastUI.exe - Application Error" the application failed to initialize properly ( 0xc0000005), Click on OK to terminate the application"  this pops back up again ! and i press OK again
Another BOX " DA... Read more

A:msi.dll & pci.sys fixed ? - but still problems ! . programs fail to initialize !

I would run the chkdsk /r command on the Windows partition...then maybe run it again.  Running chkdsk without the /r parameter...does not repair anything, it's in read-only mode.  Try running chkdsk /r.
 
Louis

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Hi, I am having a problem with booting up my computer. Everytime I turn the computer on, the HDD light comes on but the power light doesn't. When I press the reset button, everything starts working and the computer boots up. I think the problem might be the wires that get plugged into the motherboard. I don't know how to correctly install them and the manual that came with the motherboard doesn't help at all. I have a GA-7IXE4 motherboard with 1000 MHZ AMD and 256 MB RAM. If anybody could assist me with this problem, please do so. If anybody knows how the wires are suppose to be plugged into the motherboard correctly, please let me know because I think that might be the main problem. Thanks.
 

A:Reset button acts as power button

It shows the proper connections on page 15 of the manual.

Neither the power on or reset button need any polarity concerns when connecting, they are both use open/closed type switches.
http://ftp.gigabyte.com.tw/support/user_pdf/7ixe4_10_4.pdf

The reset connector is label RE, THE power connector is labeled PW.
 

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I recently updated a Dell Alienware Aurora-R3, i7 2600.

with a new Seagate 500GB Barracuda SSD SATA III 6Gb/s Internal SSD Drive (STGS500401), along with a new copy of Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

Ever since the update I can not reboot or restart the computer using the restart button. I must always use the shut down button to restart the system.

Any ideas please,

Bob
 

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A few days ago my machine failed to boot. No POST, just fans, power LED, HDD LED, and disc drive spinning.

Today I troubleshooted. I unhooked the DVD drive, nothing. I took out all the memory except for one stick. Still nothing. I moved the single stick around and it eventually booted. I figured I had either a bad stick or a bad slot. I swapped a stick I knew worked into the questionable slot and it again failed to boot. So, bad slot, right?

I hooked the DVD drive back up, populated the 3 other memory slots and booted. It took a really long time for Windows to boot - so long that I thought it had failed a few times and cycled. I again unhooked the DVD drive. Things seem to be better, but I did have a random power off. I'm typing this on the machine I've been having issues with, so for now it's working. Also, instead of the normal BIOS screen, I was getting some other screen at boot that made me press F2 to accept default BIOS settings. I don't really have a great idea of why or when that was happening.

Any ideas? My thought is I might have a PSU that's ready to go. I've swapped components over the years, but have kept the same power supply - a 620W Corsair that's probably 6-7 years old by now. Does that seem to be the likely offender?

Virus scans are coming up clean, although the initial no POST and subsequent fixes seem to eliminate that possibility. I've recently installed VMWare Player, but that's about the only significant ... Read more

A:No POST fixed, but still flaky

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I have looked everywhere in the registry to delete the [HP] button shown in pic below.. any clues
 

A:remove fixed start button

There's a really cool freeware registry editing tool by the name of Registrar Lite. You can download it here.

Just enter the name of that HP icon in the search window and zap everything that comes up. Backing up registry of course
 

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Power button not lightening but funtioning correctly and battery not at all fixed properly slightly shaking. Can you please help us here to resolve. Thanks,Vijay I

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I move around a lot and have one local network that operates using 10.1.1.x and others that use 192.168.1.x.

When I connect to the 10.1.1.x network, I keep finding that the IPv4 config has switched from "Obtain DNS server address automatically" to "Use the following DNS server addresses" - with 192.168.1.1 as the address. I use Manage network connections and alter the properties of the ethernet LAN adaptor, so that the IPv4 again takes the automatic address and the machine is fine ... until it reboots, when it does it again.

I've noticed that during intial connection, it talks about switching to a network profile associated with a different physical location - which I know uses the 192.168.1.x addresses. I figured I'd just delete that network profile ... but it doesn't appear in the list of network locations that you can delete or merge.

Can anyone tell me where I get to that elusive network profile? For one thing, it shouldn't be configured to use manual definition of the DNS server either.

(And yes, I guess I could just add the 10.1.1.1 DNS server to the manual list of DNS servers, but I'd really like to get rid of the problematic profile).

Thanks.
b

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In troubleshooting slow WLAN speeds I turned off Windows autotune on both computers. It seemed to help LAN speeds, and crash speeds from the Internet. Makes sense, so I turned it back on.
There are a couple of places I always pull large files from and the speed from those has *never* broken 2 megabytes per second. Since turning off autotune and back on (its original state), the speeds have reached 5.5 megabytes per second. And tests from
Speedtest.net have climbed also.
Clearly, I don't have a problem to solve, but I'm hoping to find out what specifically happened in turning that off and back on that caused this correction.

Thank you

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Hi there
coming from an older generation and bought up on "Netiquette" I just cannot understand it when a load of people post queries requesting help and after a few replies the OP just disappears from the scene.

Surely it actually doesn't involve ANY effort -- even on a mobile phone -- just to reply and say "Fixed Thanks" to the solution that worked.

Mind you these days lack of respect for anybody else --especially BOZOS screaming on mobile phones in enclosed places like Underground trains etc seems unfortunately to be the norm.

People ARE willing to help solve problems -- but it would be nice to know also if the proposed solution worked --and even if it didn't then also to have information - and if you DO find out what cured the problem to give the solution (or Link).

If you've taken the trouble to ASK a question it can't be that hard to say Thanks that worked -- or Sorry that was no good.

I think if we continue going down this route where total lack of respect for others becomes routine -- We are going to end up in a HORRIBLE place.

At least where I come from if you see a stranded motorist you always stop and help -- it's just second nature -- due to the terrain and climatic considerations outside the capital. I'd imagine in the remote parts of Australia etc same considerations would apply -- or at least you'd call the emergency services.

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A:Orphan threads - please POST when your issue is fixed

I fully agree with your points. It is my observation on many forums that 50% of the first time posters never come back and of those that do, many never let you know how they made out.

Maybe the first time posters do not find their way back to the forum. That has happened to me on forums where I went for the first time and where the forums had an engine that I had never seen before. Even seasoned posters on other forums may have trouble orienting themselves on our forum. I have such a case right now.

For answering first time posters, it is the best to make a first response very short. I usually ask an additional question. Then you see what happens and at least you have not invested a lot of effort.

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firefox gives me an error and wont open, internet explorer wont open either, before this firefox was redirecting me to spam pages, i think there are viruses at work.



DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Manuel1 at 15:13:09.14 on Sun 02/15/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.894.288 [GMT -5:00]

AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0 *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Seekeen\seekeen140.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Universal Shield 4.2\US30Service.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\zHotkey.exe
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A:i dont know whats wrong (fixed post)

Hi asphixi8

Please read this post completely before begining the fix. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Please ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.


IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DON'T MISS A STEP & PERFORM EVERYTHING IN THE RIGHT ORDER.

===============================================
We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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I cant access my router. I need to change the passwords on it, witch I redid with my internet provider company. So, no shared internet within the house.

The thing is, no reset button on the router. I was away 2 days, and later today I found out that my brother had changed something with the router previously. After that - no access to the router via usual way (enter ip in inet client). He did talked something, that he only changed one thing.
Something from TCP/IP option to Router option. Dont know under what catacory or so.

I see 2 options: reset router somehow, or contact it another way than regulary and duo to the brother changes. There is just one button on the router btw. on/off. But that dosnt seem the completely reset it.

The router itself is a Chronos Broadband Router, cant say anything more specific about it. No mark or so. Only - support NAT for IP sharing and 4-port 100Mbs Base-T Fast Ethernet Switch.
If that problem rings any bells to someone and knows how to reset it or access it, please post. Help much appreciated. Thanks!!
 

A:How to reset the router - no reset button

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Toshiba Qosmio F20 1.7Ghz
1Gb ram
XPsp2

Also runing as an FTPserver and HTTP server for testing Ecommerce Software

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It started off with Outlook2003, Windows Media Player and the Calculator opening up by themselves. Closing them 2-4 times then stopped the happenings. As advised in the forum, I ran SearcH & Destroy and Adaware - the happenings stopped. BUT I was advised to run follow the '5 Step Process'

I think there still may be an infection of some sort ...

Step - 1 OK - nothing to delete.

Step - 2 A PROBLEM with Panda Active scan - It wouldn?t do it. I checked the Panda site with another machine and all went well coming back to the infected machine, Panda refused to work - no popup ... I disabled Norton security checked the firewall - nothing I did would let Panda load Active Scan - I had to continue without that Activescan...Therefore no report.

Step3a - Installed SpywareBlaster, upgraded and activated.

Step3b - IESpyAd - New procedures - see their website. Followed them and installed' ZoneOut' loader to work in conjunction.

Step 4 ? running XPsp2 have all updates

Step 5 ? Run Deckards utility results:

Main.txt:
mDeckard's System Scanner v20070819.64
Run by Donald Gray on 2007-08-24 20:20:18
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

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A:Programs restart fixed but still infected?

I have just done a Kaspersky online scanner process. It found 2 vruses and 4 infected files - As far as I can make out, they are in the Norton Quarantine area (safe?).

Although my Norton is out odf date, it is only a few days over & I intend to replace it with Kaspersky in a couple of weeks time?

The Kaspersky Scanner log:
KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER REPORT
Saturday, August 25, 2007 2:10:00 AM
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner version: 5.0.93.0
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database last update: 24/08/2007
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database records: 389594
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Scan Settings:
Scan using the following antivirus database: extended
Scan Archives: true
Scan Mail Bases: true

Scan Target - My Computer:
C:\
D:\

Scan Statistics:
Total number of scanned objects: 114275
Number of viruses found: 2
Number of infected objects: 4
Number of suspicious objects: 0
Duration of the scan process: 01:38:17

Infected Object Name / Virus Name / Last Action
C:\Apache2.2\logs\access.log Object is locked skipped
C:\Apache2.2\logs\error.log Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\eHome\logs\ehRecvr.log Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Common Client\Confid.log Object is locked skipped
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It's unbelievable. I have a browser hijacker (both google and yahoo) that simply will not go away with any program. Tried unsuccessfully so far in and out of normal and safe mode: Malwarebytes, Spyware Doctor, AVG, Superantispyware, microsoft security essentials, etc, etc. In some cases, the browser will work correctly for one or two searches but goes right back to redirecting to another nonsense site. Tried system restore to factory reset, and it worked for a search or two but almost instantly went back to redirecting! Any help would certainly be appreciated.

Hijackthis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:14:20 PM, on 10/20/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\PLFSetI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NewTech Infosystems\Acer Backup Manager\BackupManagerTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

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A:Browser Hijacker NOT Fixed by Factory Reset!!?

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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In order to make AD driven user's password request to be resolve automated. we wanted to have reset link or button on windows log-on screen, please guide incase same functionality is available or we need to customize windows.
Whenever the situation come that use forget his/her password or lock after expire date then we want user should reset his/her password from window's log-on screen. So to customize and put reset password screen on Log-on screen please give any idea if functionality
is already available or any program if already written by someone...

Thank you in advance

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Computer fais to complete shutdown restart cycle after specifying restart computer following software installation or simply hitting restart button.
Software is w7 sp1 64bits
computer is dell studio xps 8100.
Problem occurs almost every time, works ok once in a while.
PC performs shutdown and then screen goes into power saving mode.
In order to restart pc I have to hold the power on button for 5 seconds in order for the hard disk to stop etc... Then using the power on button restarts the pc normally.

A:Failure to restart after using restart button.

Do you have Windows 7's Service Pack 1 installed?

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I have Vista Home Premium. Earlier today, I set up a password for my admin account, but forgot to write it on my secure pwd list. I am still logged in but I don't dare shut down or restart because I won't be able to log back in.

I went in to change/remove the password because I thought it might give me my security question that I chose when I set up the password. But if you are already logged in, it doesn't do that. You have to remember what your password is.

There was only one account on my laptop, and it was my admin account. I added another admin account, just in case. But I really want the password to my account. Is there any way to get that while still logged in?

Yes, I am an idiot.

Thanks in advance.

A:Forgot admin pwd (VHP)-still logged in, can't restart until fixed

Well just log onto the "admin" account and reset your password?

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Hi there, I recently installed Windows 10 on my desktop which was previously running Linux Mint (without issues with networking, using the same router, same cable same everything). Since installation W10, when I boot up I get the 169.x.x.x IP, meaning my pc isn't receiving the IP. When I do a soft reboot on router, my PC gets an IP from DHCP fine. The DHCP pool is big enough and I don't have this issue over Wi-Fi with any of my devices (laptop, phones) nor did I have this issue when I was running Linux mint.



Thank you in advance!

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I have an ASUS A7V8X mobo with an Athlon 2200+ CPU and 1 GB of RAM, and for the first time this morning, my computer was telling me that first my system failed the CPU test. I took off the heatsinkl and reapplied new thermal paste and turned on the computer again. This time I got a system failed memory test. I removed both sticks and put a stick in from this computer and got the same error about the memory. This computer worked fine last night. This morning is another story. Any ideas what I should try next?
 

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I have a Gigabyte Z77X UD5H motherboard and the USB 3.0 ports developed problems. The motherboard has 3 separate USB 3.0 connectors that can be used for front panel USB 3.0 ports. The front panel in my case (a Coolermaster) has two USB 3.0 ports. One port developed an intermittent - it would connect and then Windows 7 (and 8) would report the external hard drive required formatting, and then would reverb back to displaying the drive contents. On the second port I would get a message that if I connected the device (the external hard drive) to a 3.0 port it would work faster. I tried the separate USB 3.0 interface that was supplied by Gigabyte with the motherboard and the same results. I have another PC with USB 3.0 ports and the device worked OK on that PC.

I went through all 3 motherboard port connections and got the same thing. I had the latest Intel 3.0 drivers but I reinstalled them with no help. I tried the Intel motherboard chipset drivers and no help. I had the latest BIOS version (14) and reinstalled it with no help (and resetting the CMOS memory did not help). I contacted Gigabyte with the problem and was issued an RMA but held off as the PC with the problem is my recording studio system and it would have been an issue to have it out of service for an extended period, and although I have an USB 3.0 device it wasn't something I couldn't live without so I never used the RMA, and let it expire.

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A:Info Post - BIOS Update fixed USB 3.0 Problems on a Gigabyte MB

Hi fireberd .. Just curious did the BIOS update say "Beta BIOS", there is a BIOS update to "Improve USB legacy support".

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Hello,
 
My main worry is checking out the multiple conhost/csrss and svchost at startup, after the event detailed below...
 
Recently after installing Teamspeak and not actually getting all addons necessary to join people in an ARMA3 game, I noticed I was having slowdowns.
 
I did a windows recovery to before the install and it seemed to fix the slowdowns but I'm a little paranoid about both the teamspeak download and the ARMA3 addon downloads---Given that I have a few conhost.exe at startup and several svchost. I'm not sure when they started being there. They are not there in safe mode when I scanned.
 
(I have to note that the recovery didn't fully complete because of some form of disc problem, but the installs seemed to be removed form registry and I deleted the Teamspeak files--- Running "sfc /scannow" apparently fixed everything from its perspective)
 
I run Malwarebytes (recently added anti-exploit), and have Kapersky installed from my motherboard software package.
I have run Malwarebytes anti-rootkit.
 
Windows 7 x64 Home Ed.
 
Processes
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y341/ObsidianDisc/Proc1_zpszotos3nd.jpg
All Users Processes 1 and 2
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y341/ObsidianDisc/ProcAll1_zpskoindahf.jpg
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y341/ObsidianDisc/ProcAll2_zpsc1ll8kdt.jpg
 
There are two csrss processes one with 3 conhosts one with only 1 conhost further down
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A:Slowdown fixed post system recovery, but unknown processes

Although I am not allowed to assist you with malware removal tools, I have however found out that:
AiChargerPlus - has something to do with ASUS. I think you have an ASUS laptop
aaHMSvc - another ASUS thing
 
The conhosts and the csrss processes I think are normal, just right click and click properties to make sure it is signed by Microsoft, and is in C:\Windows\System32

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Alll three buttons on the mat light up. Pressing the button for the mat will cause the button to blink a few times, but nothing happens. Trying to open Sprout Workspace; it opens the lauch window, then goes back to desktop view. I've used HP Support Assistant, looks like no new downloads. What else should I do? Slecting Hub wnat to start workspace, but it won't launch.










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A:Worspace and button fail

My problem has been solved. I had updated everthing possible and restarted at each request. But, I read a reply for another post here online where someone suggested a 'hard reboot' helped with a windows update that didn't fully load. I tried it, and everything started working again. Thought I'd share.

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While working with Lenovo tech support to determine problems I was having with my new U31, we discovered that the NOVO button did not function at all. I tried a large paperclip and a small pen tip, but neither would successfully get the laptop to boot into the requisite screen. As a result, I as waiting for a replacement unit before sending this one back. Has anyone else suffered this defect with a laptop that uses the recessed button on the side? Annoyed 
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.













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A:U31 - NOVO button fail

Hi Jhans,        
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing.
 
Try to re-install power management and/or one key recover. If it doesn't work, if you have recovery disks, try to use them, if they don't work either, contact nearest Lenovo authorized service center for further assistance.
 
Lenovo Energy Management      Lenovo Energy Management driver
 
Windows 7 32bit / 64bit                Windows 7 32bit / 64bit
 
(Before all make sure you haven't made any changes on volumes and sizes)
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Regards,
Shashi Kumar
 
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I originally thought this was a rootkit virus problem and started a thread over on virus and malware removal here vb/topic170990.html (sorry i couldn't link it my current post count is 4) but everything showed up clean.
Problems with my pc were first evident when I started getting random restarts and system hangs but since the fan problem has developed I don't seem be getting these symptoms anymore. The issue with the fan just happened on bootup one morning, the computer sounds like its going to take off and cpu-hw is telling me my fan speed is 4400 rpm. after Checking fan wiring and cleaning dust out of my case with no result I decided to reset my bios. This solved the problem of fan speed and I continued to use the computer normall for a couple of hours with no issues. I then turned it off and when I booted it again the next day the fan issue had returned and has remained since.

specs:
Acer eg43m mother board with ami bios p01-a2
intel core 2 quad q8300 2.5Ghz
ati radeon hd 5750
windows 7x64 home premium
2 x gb ddr3 ram
500w casecom psu

other information: I have reinstalled windows since the problem started (not to try and fix the problem but because I wasnt able to activate my previous install).
 

A:Overworked fan fixed by BIOS flash. Returns on restart.

Have you checked out the temperatures being recorded by cpu-hw? The fast fan speed may be a sign that things are overheating.
 

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So...

My computer is a rather motley assortment of bits and pieces as I have few funds to support my needs. Here are a few specs.

AOpen NCK804u_LFS motherboard
AMD Athlon 3600+ 64-bit w/HT (2.0 GHz)
1.25 GB RAM (2x512; 1x256)
2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 80-GB HD
2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ATA 40-GB HD
WD Caviar 1600 ATA 160-GB HD
nVidia something-or-other GPU (not so great, 256)
AOpen 350-watt generic PSU



So, I bought a new 512-mb RAM stick, and decided to put it in my computer. I then pulled out the PSU cable in my customary impatient fashion. This genrally does no harm other than sometimes refusing to turn on, which is easily fixable via a CMOS checksum jumper reset.

This I performed duly, only when I turned the computer on again, the machinery started whirring, but my screen remained disconsolately blank. From what I've already read on the site, this is a POST problem. Therefore, I went about rearranging my RAM sticks, among other things, because I've suspected for awhile I've had a bad one in there.

Okay, I have an admission to make. I didn't actually buy the ram stick. It came out of my brother's computer. I swapped it for a 256 of my own, hoping he won't notice. This is a rather unwise statement, seeing as I'm using his computer to compose this. If he walks in on me...but I digress. I suppose the logical course of action would be to get my stick back and fool around with my original set and try to get... Read more

A:POST epic fail

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)
 

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I get BSOD when installing Windows XP Pro on my former Linux/GNU machine. (I should mention that the system whas very stable under Linux).

This is alittle info on the issue:
After formatting the drive (ntfs) and after the first reboot in the Windows XP installation progress, I get BSOD on Windows XP Pro logo bootup. Sometimes it just reboots directly on logo boot, sometimes i get the BSOD. Here is what it tells me:

BREAK

Okay, I've just managed to find the reason for the errors.. It's really important to think about computers like girls, or even better, a foreigner. They can tell you one thing, or many things, even though you might not know what they are talking about. Never take a computers precision for granted, thus it shall be your greatest mistake .

Resolution for MY bsod:
I just switched the old IDE cable (Prob. from 95 or something) to a new one, this is after prob. two hours of hardware failure search and bios configurations..

Weird though that linux didn't complain about the old cable
 

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I have an Acer Aspire V3-571 originally with windows 8 on it. I updated to widows 10 recently. I decided to wipe the computer using the built in windows wipe thing. After performing the wipe the computer now fails to boot up. Instead gives me the infamous blue screen with the error message: Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We'll restart for you. "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE" and a sad face. I can't enter safe mode as well. I also burned a copy of windows 8.1 (from another computer obviously) to try and boot from disk. But message persists. I then burned a copy Dariks Boot And Nuke (DBAN) in an attempt to erase the hard drive and start again but it didn't load up and the blue screen continues. Could someone please help me out with this. (My old laptop is too slow to do anything with and I need the other one back.)
 

A:Windows 10 reset fail

Maybe I'm misunderstanding you here. A computer needs an operating system to boot up. You wiped the hard drive removing Windows 10 and are now surprised that it won't boot up.
 

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Hello, First off the ultimate issue right now (then the history).  And sorry for the length but I wanted to be as detailed as possible.
 
Last night I did a full Windows Reset on a Windows 8.0 installation. I did this because of issues I was having and the possibility of a virus.  This version of the Reset is suppose to take several hours and reformat the drive so that it is completely clean (in case you give the laptop away or just want to start from scratch - I just wanted to start over).  BUT when I start it up there are still data / files from my old install.  My Internet Explorer Favorites still exist on the C drive AND all my saved passwords are still listed when I look at the Web Credentials.  So the Reset failed, at least to some extent.  NOTE - I only ran the Reset on the C drive as that is where Windows is installed.  My Data, Music and Program Install files are on separate partitions.
 
The History:  I was starting to have issues with Windows 8.1.  It was slow when browsing and I kept getting multiple errors such as:
 
- "Your computer was not assigned an address from the network (by the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address",
- Various DCOM errors
and
- Constant / Multiple errors where "The [xxx] service terminated unexpectedly...  ".  These errors involved many different services and included service host, crypto (something), DCOM, windows live, networking... co... Read more

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hey guys, i bought myself an antec 900 case, m4A89GTD, corsair dominator 2x2gb ram, a x4 955be, and coolermaster v8 cooler today. I used my 500W psu, hard drive, dvd drive and 5750 from old pc. I think i set everything up right however the PC wont boot. With everything connected there is no monitor signal or beeps. All fans run and there is a memory dram_led light blinking in red constantly and the fans dont run continuesly, they seem to pulsate (suggesting to me that its restarting itself constantly). I tried resetting the cmos but nothing came from it. However everything changes once i remove the video card. When it is removed the fans run continuesly, no more pulsating rythm, however the dram_led light keeps blinkingevery few seconds and i hear this click after each blink (HDD kind of click). Do i need a better PSU to run this set up? Im getting new one anyway but i want to be sure that this is the problem. I tried google and there isnt many suggestions on this problem. Thanks guys.
 

A:Solved: M4A89GTD POST fail

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Been having this problem for a while now - sometimes it is worse than others.
It went down twice this afternoon and took about 10 attempts to get it restarted and it only started after I had left it alone for 5 or 10 minutes. At other times the computer will go for weeks without any problem.

It generally happens when I am surfing the internet but it is not anything specific which causes the shutdowns, except that it seems like a click too far.

I am invited to go into computer system to check but quite honestly none of it means anything at all to me.

Operating on XP.

Any ideas as to what is happening?

A:overclock fail & POST interrupted

If you've overclocked your system, perhaps returning it back to factory settings in the BIOS would stabilize things. It's possible that the overclocking is cause heat related issues and that's why you need to have it shut down for a while before it will restart.

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When trying to perform a Battery gauge Reset Step one hangs at 99% charge and I receive the error message that "I need to unplug my power supply and discharge my battery below the stop charging threshold and then restart the Battery Gauge Reset process".  I have done that three times and still receive that error message.  Since I can't get to 100% charge to go to step 2 I am unable to reset my battery gauge and I receive the above error message. I have tried the reset process three times to no avail.  The log message says Failed, an unexpected error has occured.I keep the power supply always plugged in.   My P51 is under warranty.Suggestions?  





P51, 1535M Xeon, 512GB SSD x2,64GB DDR4 ECC, Nvidia M2200M, Win 10 Pro, 4K IPS , Intel vPro, Sierra EM7455, WWAN, Model 20 HH.T530,Core i7-3820QM,16GB Ram, Samsung 850 SSD 512 GB, Blutooth 4.0,Ultimate-N 6300, 15.6 FHD, Nvidia NVS 5400M., All software current.,Windows 10 Pro x64 , Office 2013 Professional

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After install windows 8 Pro I tried to do updates, when asked to reboot I get the windows logo and twirling dots. System tries to reset can not reset I have to re install/recover. If I turn off updates system seems ok. I have a Gigabyte motherboard with NVIDIA video. Seems whenever I do a restart the system can not re start and I have to recover/reinstall. Also tried to install Opera and CODEC pack from IE browser and crashed, when copying setup files to hard drive they are ok to install. I have a 128 gig SSD drive not sure if this helps. I did see when the blue screen message "System thread exception not loaded". when the pc was to try and reset.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this;  I was attempting to do a factory reset on my sons S21e notebook ready to give to my friend.  Had no issues in the two years he has had it.  Had full anti-virus and during the reset process it reached 65% then stopped.  It then gave an error message and is now stuck in a loop of a Lenovo load screen before resetting.  I tried the 'Fn', 'Esc' & power button to force the reset and was met with the screen below. Any advice would be greatful.      

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I'm on my first and new laptop, still on week one. Permissions were being stolen by the OS and making programs irrelevant. This seems to be a breaking problem in the General Forum this week with many users coming in with symptoms of that.

So I made a recovery USB stick, downloaded an .iso from Digital River, and am currently trying to do a factory restore.

My first try I pressed F11 to get the choices and I didn't unplug my mouse against directions and my screen stayed black but on during the supposed reset, I got impatient and rebooted with the Power button and it said something about couldn't find BOOTMNG.exe. So I hit F9 on startup and got to another chance to reset to factory, but used my USB stick, which worked AFAIK, but since, my screen is still black but on instead of seeing any sign of activity for the past 25 minutes.

I'm about to take it back to the Geek Squad if the .iso DVD option doesn't work either.

A:HP m7-1015dx Factory Reset Fail

I'm trying the DVD option from Digital River. Had to reformat the drive and lose all the HP stuff. First partition is 32,000 MB (so I can create my own recovery partition that works more than once?) *this also automagically created a 100 MB System partition to keep track of partitions; 2nd partition is 799,000 MB (which is where I'm installing Windows 7); 3rd partition is about 120 GB (for where I'll install that tablety Windows 8).

If I lose my Beats By Dre speaker program, I'll be upset!

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A new build goes into a reboot cycle. I'm thinking its the PS. It began when running a game, but has started doing so on less intensive running. I was going to try running the ram (2x4gb) singularly to test. Then I noticed that the fans connected to the molex 4pin as well as the video card (no direct ps connection) pulse every few seconds.. even when powered down, even when the hard ps switch is off for a while.

Then, the thing did nothing on the next power up.

Is there a way to test other than to try another ps? The only other one I have is old and doesn't have the +4 pin connector the newer ones have.

I know the other possible culprits are the mobo & cpu.
 

A:reboot cycle leading to fail to post

The most reliable test for a possible failed / faulty PSU is to swap in a known good one, i.e. one you know powers another system OK.

Have you been through the 'Troubleshooting Guide for Problem Builds' thread?

What is the full list of hardware components you are working with?
 

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My friend brought over his computer (suspect that has a blown “Althon XP-2700” the computer fail to POST, no beep and no video signal. However, the power supply and hard drive all spin up and the CPU fan also work). After I put my (Althon XP-2200) in his computer and test it, we get the same thing (fail to POST, no beep and no video signal). Then I decide to put my CPU back in my computer now both of our computers failed to POST, everything spin up but nothing happen all we get is a black screen on the monitor. Can someone please tell me what cause the problem and is there a way to fix it. Thank in advance.
My friend’s motherboard is SOYO SY-K7VME
My motherboard is Asus A7N8X-E
We both have 512MB (PC-2700 DDR333) memory
 

A:Computer fail to POST and no video signal

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I am having an intermittent problem wherein my computer fails POST only when starting after a shutdown, and only when it is still warm after previous use. Almost immediately after hitting the power button, it will emit a long POST error beep. No keystroke combination will bypass this and the beeps will repeat until the unit is shut down. As it is running AWARD BIOS, with a very limited script of beep codes, there is very little that can be ascertained from this code which, per manuals, could be Memory, CPU, Video, or Power Supply related.

The system will successfully restart, as often as you want, with no problems. The system will also start successfully after an extended period of being shut down (like at least several hours).

The unit, fans, and power supply are kept meticulously clean inside. The CPU fan is operating properly and SYSTEM HEALTH indicates that the CPU is consistently running between 30-35* C or 85-95* F. I ensured that all memory chips (RDRAM) are properly seated, have run several memory test utilities, even overnight, and these have shown no memory errors. The unit has an ATI Radeon 7200 Display Adapter which has a fan that vibrates a bit on initial start but which settles down after several minutes and runs quitely thereafter. The power supply is a dual fan Enermax 350W EG-365P-VE.

After being on for an extended period of time, the unit smells warm from the outside but I do not detect an odor when I've got the case off. This leads me to believe t... Read more

A:Intermittent POST fail on cold boot only

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Hi guys,
So I downloaded something that I believe had a virus in it, and it caused me to begin getting the Blue screen of death with the above error code and driver file.

So I factory reset, but I don't think it wiped all the files, because I am still getting the screen.

I uninstalled the driver associated with the file (Intel Mobile Express Chip set SATA RAID Controller) and that didn't fix it.

I've also tried to run the diagnostic in the BIOS menu and that hasn't fixed it (and it often blue screens while its running).

I want to factory reset it for real, which I suspect it didn't do because I was running it through dell datasafe. I was running the reset that way because, due to another (since fixed) issue, I factory reset my computer about a month ago. Since then it hasn't made any restore points (not sure how that happened) and it was telling me there was nothing to restore from.

I'm on a dell xsp 14 ultrabook running 64 bit windows 7, so I don't have a disk drive, and I don't have an external one, either. I do have a pretty large external hard drive, so if I needed to run something off of that I could.

The blue screen is happening more and more frequenrly and I'm worried it will stop working all together soon.

If anyone can help me, it'd be much appreciated. Thanks.

PS I will upload my minidump info shortly.
 

A:Blue Screen Error 0x7e driver iaStor.sys not fixed after factory reset

Here's the blue screen info. Thanks
 

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My laptop was working on Windows 10. One fine day it stoped working. Did restore with keeping files and havent been able to restart still. It asks for a password " I go to advanced setting in System Tools at start up and select safe mode (Option 4) but when it tries to start it asks for a "Start up Password" - Message "The computer is configured to require a password in order to start up.Please enter the start up password below " When I enter the last password that I was using to login to windows before it got corrupted .. that password is not working. Dont know which password would it be .. I cant remember if i did or did not set up a start up password about 4 years back when the laptop was purchased. Can you please me in getting the data recovered from this machine somehow ? Regards,Bassam 

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Hello,

For everytime I want to get into the Safe Mode the PC will restart or reboot and show back the F8 mode lists.

So I can't get my safe mode screen.

This XP Pro pc had been infected by virus.win32.sality.aa (kaspersky). Its bloked Kaspersky so I had install a new Av - Rising.

Rising found Win32.KUKU.GEN. Its cleans and deleted infected files but resulted to some prog can't run. One of it is the Safe Mode.

Tq

A:XP safe mode fail - restart

Sounds like you are going to have to do a XP repair from a disk or a clean install.

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I've got a multitude of issues really. It's getting to crunch time in Uni in terms of papers/projects etc and I really didn't need this. I upgraded (not a clean install) to Windows 7 about a month ago and it's been working very well. That said, there was a problem restarting last time my laptop installed the Windows 7 automatic updates - it wouldn't startup (would just flash a blue screen after the splash then restart) and went to startup repair. I had to do a system restore to a few days before and then everything was fine.

I rarely turn off my PC so maybe this has caused a problem, but this time after the update during the night while I was asleep, the same problem arised, except none of the restore points worked, even as far back as the 16th of February. I've tried to open it into safe mode but it stops on windows\system32\drivers\disk.sys, flashes the BSoD (a very quick flash) then restarts.

Just to clarify I can load the system recovery options (command prompt, system restore etc) but nothing beyond that really and I'm at a loss as to what to do.

I've burned Ubuntu and the Windows 7 recovery discs from another laptop if that's of any relevance.

It's a Sony Vaio VGN-NR38E and the specs are:
2gb RAM
1.86GHz Dual core
160gb
Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Please could someone help me out, I've never had a problem this big (isit big?) with a PC before.

Additional info:
I disabled the automatic restart and this is the message I got on the blue screen:


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A:Windows 7 Updates causes restart to fail

See this article STOP 0x0000007B - STOP 0x7B INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE - Fix STOP Error 0x0000007B,surly not good news for you
If you have warranty I strong recommend contact with manufacturer support.

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