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After installing the .net framework, windows XP hangs at login!

Q: After installing the .net framework, windows XP hangs at login!

First of all, hello everyone! I'm happy to have joined your community. I feel sort of bad for joining only to ask a question, but the boards just seemed so helpful I couldn't resist.

Anyway, I recently installed the .net framework to a stable build of windows XP SP2, and now I'm having some problems. I deleted the asp.net account and checked the "don't use welcome screen" box in user profiles because I don't really like the login etc... that comes with it.

That was two days ago. This morning I turn on my computer only to have it take a long time at the windows loading screen, and hang at the off-blue loging screen without bringing up the login box. Now, I wanted to somehow get rid of the .net framework after I realised I didn't really need it, but now it's not even possible. I tried both entering in safe mode (hanging black screen with "safe mode" in the usual places) and using the last known working setting (and got the same off-blue login screen.)

I don't mind reverting to a saved state, but I can't even access the desktop to be able to.

Once again, thanks for everyones help!

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A: After installing the .net framework, windows XP hangs at login!

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Hi, i recently wiped my disk and installed a fresh copy of windows 7 professional 64bits, everything works fine but when i install the recommended VGA driver and restarts my system, the system starts normally but hangs when about showing the login screen. I have tried different versions of the driver, but none seems to work, and currently using the originally installed system Vga (Standard Vga graphic adapter) which is almost equal to working on safe mode. Please help...

Note: my system is hp-compaq cq57

A:win 7 hangs on login screen after installing the graphic driver

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Have you tried the original Driver from the vendors website ? ...

Would have posted the Link but there are some numbers missing from your System Model ...

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I'm using Lastpass Password Manager with a Google Chrome Browser Extension (version 4.24.0.) with my Lenovo Thinkpad T460S Laptop on Windows 7. Now I want to get fingeprint authentication for Lastpass. - Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) Service Pack 1 installed - fingerprint reader: Synaptics WBDI in use (Driver Date 20.12.2016, version 5.1.321.26)- Lenovo Touch Fingerprint Software is installed (Softex, version 1.00.11)- I use fingerprint to access my computer and Windows Login every day, so fingerprint reader is working. - Lastpass Binary Component Version 4.21.0 ist installed and working. Lastpass for Windows supports the option to use the fingerprint instead of entering Masterpassword to access the password manager. But when trying to setup this option, I get error messages: - First I'm asked to "Swipe your finger on the fingerprint reader". - The LED light of the fingerprint reader stays dark, it seams to me that the fingerprint reader doesn't get activated. (On the other hand, if I really swipe my finger across the reader, the system replies "Too fast, swipe your finger slower").- No matter if I only put my finger (which is registered for frinterprints on this computer, of course) on the fingerprint reader or swipe it with any speed, the system always returns "Fingerprint identification failed", followed by an error "Error Code F" from Lastpass. In the Lastpass support forum, it says that "Windows Biometric Framework" must be activated.... Read more

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Im running XP PRO and I cannot install this NET FRAMEWORK UPDATE (KB979906). After Windows update fails to install it cancels out and seconds later its asking to install it again. I have no infections and I ran an xp repair. Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated for I do not want to reformat this computer. Thanks in advance...


I would uninstall NET Framework 1.1...and leave it uninstalled.

Unless some application specifically requests it...there's no reason to have it installed, IMO.


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Ive had this for a while and ive tried uninstalling all my updates for network frameworks and ran a few other programs but nothing seems to help.

I have problems with 3 net frameworks. Where they just never install ever. Even on automatic install when the comp shuts down it acts like its installing but when i come back on it i still have to install them. When i install them manually it says 2 of them are installed and one failed but when i look at my updates the ones it says were installed still need to be installed.

I provided 2 attachments, 1 showing the items to install, "and what it shows after i supposedly installed them" and another showing you the error and install message after it "installs".

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A:Net Framework not installing on Windows XP Pro

I would uninstall all versions of NET Framework, using Dotnetfix Cleanup Tools - http://cid-27e6a35d1a492af7.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Blog_Tools/dotnetfx_cleanup_tool.zip .

Then I would download/install the network version 3.5, SP1.

Download , Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ab99342f-5d1a-413d-8319-81da479ab0d7


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 I am using Dell Inspiron N5010 Laptop ,  my windows 7 occasionally hangs when i login after boot . It keeps on showing the wait cursor and no desktop is shown . To resolve i have to shoutdown the laptop manually and reboot in safemode. After that
restart in normal mode and it start woring . Please tell what is the problem , I have checked all the hardware is working fine .

A:Windows 7 Hangs after login

You could go to the safe mode menu and choose repair your computer then press enter. One of the options will be startup repair. If
Repair your computer isn't listed as an option, then your computer doesn't include preinstalled recovery options. You can also run system file checker by typing in
sfc /scannow in the run box. Leave a space after sfc and the /.

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Hi everyone. I am having some problems with one of my PC's. When I type in the administrator password in Windows XP Pro, windows hangs for like 20 minutes before it shows any of the icons. Anyone have any ideas about this?

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I did a quick search through google and couldn't find anything about this problem, so I figured I'd check here.

I don't turn my computer off at night. I like to listen to music, plus when I wake up, I like to check check some sites before work.

This morning, I woke up and there was no music playing. So when I turned my monitor on, I saw it was on the welcome/login screen (which I never use... I usually just turn on my computer and it goes straight to my desktop). This is where the problem occurs.

I clicked on "Compaq_User" and it said "Loading personal settings." My desktop appeared, without icons, for about half a second and then went back to the welcome/login screen and said "saving personal settings." That was it. The "saving personal settings" goes away and it's letting me click "Compaq_User" again. I clicked it and it did the same thing as before.

I tried turning off the computer and turning it on again. It brings me to the Welcome scree, goes to my desktop for about 4 or 5 seconds, then back to the Welcome/login screen. I tried again and the same thing happened.

Anyone know what the issue is? There's probably an easy way to bypass the Welcome/login screen, since I never used it before. But I don't know why it would have done this in the first place. Overnight, my computer must've turned off and whatever happened, happened. But no one had touched it and I hadn't downloaded or inst... Read more

A:Windows XP hangs after login

I found this with some googling.
Basically you need to go to the windows recovery console and copy the file userinit.exe back into
the system32 folder. The instructions also say to copy wsaupdater.exe, probably you should do that to be safe...
even though I read that just userinit fixed it.

Here are more detailed instructions. Good luck! Run a virus scan with Avira and/or Malwarebytes Antimalware after.

1. Boot using your winxp cd.
2. Enter recovery console.
3. at the command prompt go to
4. next type:
copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe
5. exit and reboot normally. You should now be able to logon. But you're not done yet!
6. run regedit
7. find the Userinit key in:
8. modify the entry:
so that it reads:

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I just upgraded to Windows 10. It works for a couple of days. After an automatic update, now it does not display the desk top icons any more after log-in. It seems to be still running. I can move the mouse cursor around the screen. But that's all I can do.
Any help is much appreciated.

A:Windows 10 hangs after login

Try pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL then choose Task Manager. Then File > Run 'explorer.exe'.

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I have noticed that after installing .net framework 3.5 windows is starting running slower even if i install it after a fresh windows reinstall. Any idea why this is happening?

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I am trying to install 
I Mounted Windows 8 on D:
DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /Featurename:NetFX3 /Source:D:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess
I am getting this error 
 I've got an error number 0x800F081F
Here is my DISM log file

The Source files could not be found
TroubleShooted using health
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

A:.NET 3.5 Framework is not installing in windows 8. Tried the following ways

maybe the ISO is corrupted. From where did you get the ISO? "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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New to the forums -- and first would like to say I appreciate the help and support offered here. I am trying to assist my neighbor fix a starup problem they're experiencing after logging on to XP. They've lent me the laptop until I am able to get it resolved.

HP Pavilion zv5000 series laptop
Win XP Pro SP3
P4 3Ghz

The system successfully logs into windows, starts about 23 processes almost immediately, then hangs for around 2 mins. During this time, the system does not allow wireless internet connection to be obtained, and when I try to load Internet Explorer it won't load until the "hanging time" is up. So after the system finally finishes loading a few more processes, the system grabs an IP from the wireless connection and all seems to be OK. These "delayed" processes appear to be alg.exe, imapi.exe, and possibly one or two others. I've already tried disabling alg.exe in Services with no luck, and have also tried disabling the WebClient service which also did not work (was recommended by another thread I read somewhere). Starting in Safe Mode with Networking has no problem loading everything immediately and there is no hang.

I have downloaded HiJackThis already but haven't done any of their recommended fixes yet -- let me know if I should post this logfile.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


A:Windows hangs 2-3 mins after login

Add more RAM as a start. 384mb is miniscule, and RAM is very cheap.Specs:HP Pavilion zv5000 series laptopWin XP Pro SP3P4 3Ghz384MB RAMhttp://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&document=&product=385148You can increase the amount of RAM (random access memory) in the notebook with an optional memory module approved by HP.The notebook contains 2 memory slots, one of which is accessible for an optional 128-MB, 256-MB, 512-MB, or 1024-MB memory module upgrade.Depending on the notebook model, the notebook might ship with a vacant memory slot. On other models the memory slot contains a preinstalled memory module that can be replaced at any time.

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Earlier today, I was playing Team Fortress 2 and using Game Booster along with it. When I exited the game and had GB switch everything back to normal mode, nothing happened and the computer froze completely without restarting explorer.exe or anything else. I shut it down and restarted it and logged in successfully, but only the bottom tray showed up before it completely froze again. I tried this several times and now nothing will show up at all after I log in. I tried running both a memory scan and a startup repair scan, but neither of them came up with anything. When I tried booting it in Safe Mode, it started up fine, but it was running extremely slowly and freezing up to the point where it wasn't really usable. I don't want to do a system restore except as a last-ditch effort. Anybody have any other advice or ideas on what I can do?
System specs:
Dells Inspiron N5010 laptop
Windows 7 (SP1 I believe)
Intel i3 processor
Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics

A:Windows 7 hangs after login, won't start up at all

Hello problem_gash & welcome to TSF

Can you uninstall Game Booster in Normal Mode or Safe Mode?

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Windows XP SP2 Hangs after login. (Never gets to desktop)
I have disabled all non-microsoft programs at boot. (A trick a learn't when I got my MS Cert. Pro). I have tried scf /scannow, however it won't work as I have a "gold" SP1a CD not a SP2.
And sfc may not fix the problem. I can't slipstream a SP2 cd as this box I am working on, by policy I cannot use other "stuff" from other systems. (Security Reasons) I hope you understand why.

A:Windows XP SP2 Hangs after login. (Never gets to desktop)

Open Task Manager after you login (considering you can even do this) and see what processes are running and what might be causing the lock up after the login. Also, look and make sure explorer.exe is under the Processes tab. If not, trying starting a new process and starting explorer.exe. See if this takes care of the problem.

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Hi everyone,
Long time lurker here. Tech savvy, work in IT, etc, but this issue is stumping me.
So about 3 weeks ago, Windows started to randomly hang after login, requiring a hard reset. No hardware or software changes (other than possibly windows update). I was able to boot into safe mode with no problem. Ran chkdsk, sfc/scannow and both reported no issues.
So naturally I reinstalled Windows. Worked great until I upgraded to a Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD. I've reinstalled Windows 4 times over the past 3 days trying to combat this problem.
Everything worked great today, got all my programs installed and whatnot, did a restart because of Windows Update, and low and behold; frozen again.
All my drivers are the most up to date as possible. I'm leaning toward blaming it on Windows Updates, but like I said I can still boot into safe mode with no problem. I can also boot into Diagnostic boot without any issue.
Someone please help!!
Asus M5A88-V Evo motherboard
AMD FX-8150 Eight-Core Processor (stock @ 3.6Ghz) liquid cooled (temp at 103 on startup)
16GB Kingston HyperX Ram
120GB Kingston HyperX SSD
1TB Seagate HDD
1.5TB Seagate HDD
Asus HD7770-2GDS Graphic card
Antec 650W PSU

A:Windows 7 Hangs Completely After Login

The updates in question are all security updates for .NET Framework 4
KB2736428 (Sec Update for .NET Framework 4 Client Profile)
KB2487367 (Sec Update for .NET Framework 4 Extended)
KB2736428 (Sec Update for .NET Framework 4 Extended)

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I am working on an HP Envy 15 Notebook. Whenever I, or the notebook owner, try to boot into normal mode, it makes it to the background for the login screen but does not bring up the login window or the desktop. It makes it past the windows 7 splash screen. We have been able to successfully boot into Safe Mode and able to manipulate files, such as copying her files to a backup drive in case we have to factory reset this laptop. She has said that the laptop has made it to the desktop this morning but it took at least an hour to finish loading her desktop. Last night she was unable to load her desktop.
I have tried using System Restore in both safe mode and startup repair to multiple restore points but every one fails. I have tried Startup Recovery from the windows startup repair. 
The laptop was purchased in March this year, so is still very new. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
edit - I have managed to get into Normal Mode after setting a clean boot in Safe Mode.

A:Windows 7 Hangs on Login Screen

As you got into Windows with a clean boot, start enabling things from the clean boot (I suggest 5 or 10 at a time) and see which one's are causing the system to not boot.
Then uninstall those things and see if it can boot normally.
The rest of this is if you can't solve it by fiddling with the clean boot items.....
Which is more important - speed of the repair or retaining her settings/customizations/etc?
Have you run the HP diags?  Any other diags?
Do you have the recovery media?  is it in good shape?
Have you run DISM/SFC? (DISM instructions below)
Have you tried a Refresh?

Beyond that, it's probably easiest to wipe it and let her set it up again.
That way she'll have her system back soonest.

Then please run the following DISM commands to see if there's any problems with the system (from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt).  Press Enter after each one:Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealthDism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealthDism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
FYI - I have repaired systems using the last command even though problems weren't found with the first 2 - so I suggest running them all.
From this article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824869.aspx
You can also run sfc.exe /scannow from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt to check for further corruption.

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I have 2 windows updates that haven't installed for about a month now..

-Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656351)
-Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2600217)

I don't have a clue why but everything installs fine.. I install them, restart my computer and everything does its thing while that's happening and they just pop up again when I do a search for updates after computer has restarted.

A:2 Windows Updates not installing, .NET Framework 4 Issues

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656351)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2600217)

Both updates keep installing after successful installing over the last two weeks +. No errors. Ran scannow, no errors. Ran command prompt. fsutil resource setautoreset true %systemdrive%\ and it didn't do anything either. Have uninstalled several times, but it keeps coming back. Ran Fix PC or whatever the Microsoft troubleshooter is and it didn't do anything either. ?

A:Windows Update Framework 4 updates keep installing

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

There are lots of thread about these updates repeatedly installing.

I would suggest doing what I posted here:
update never go away after installing??

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First some history...About two years ago, my kids were playing a racing game on my PC which has a ASUS P5N-E SLI mb in it. At the time is was running raid0 with 2 320GB Seagate hard drives. In the middle of the game, the PC rebooted and somehow lost all of it's raid settings, even in the bios. I reinstalled the OS, but was unable to get the Raid0 setup again, so since then, I've been running with just the one drive.

Really weird... now jump ahead to this past Wednesday during the Blizzard of 2010 here in the East. Our electricity went out for about 2 minutes. When I tried to turn my PC back on (my battery in my UPS went dead), it went to the XP loading screen and then went blank after that. I tried rebooting several times with the same result. Then I tried the last known good configuration, same result. Then I tried Safe Mode. It started listing all of the drivers and hung at JGOGO.sys. So I finally had something to go on. I started Google searches with another PC, and ran across several posts. I think one was actually on this website or at least referred to it. The first thing I tried was to disable jgogo.sys by going into the repair console and typing "disable JGOGO.sys". After doing this and rebooting, it still did the same thing. I then tried booting into safe mode again, but now it would stop on mup.sys which was the file listed before JGOGO.sys. After some more searching and reading, I found another solution that said the user deleted jraid.sys and... Read more

A:Windows XP Home Hangs befor Login

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My windows installation won't start anymore.
It hangs at a black screen when the login screen should appear. (point "5)" below is the current state)
This is the history:
1) The windows xp wouldn't boot, (even the XP logo didn't appear).
2) I found out it was because of a virus. (running in safe mode showed an error message)
3) I was able to remove some files that looked supicious from the WINDOWS/system32 directory. (by booting into linux and mounting the windows disk there, also ran ClamAV...etc)
some of the files I removed were: "khvcol.exe", "gp1 .exe" (with a space)
4) At that point I tried to boot the windows and it _did_ boot again.
However, I still got some annoying popups, which I thought were related to more viruses,
so I went ahead and removed some more files the same way as above...
5) Now when I try to boot, it hangs at this black screen when the login screen should appear.
I'm afraid I may have removed a file too many...
this is what I removed:
./WINDOWS/system32/lsass.exe (I already discovered that lsass.exe was not to be removed, but I kept a backup copy and put it back)
WINDOWS/\$NtServicePackUninstall\$/lsass.exe (I read somewhere that when present anywhere other than WINDOWS/system32 this is probably a virus)
WINDOWS/ServicePackFiles/i386/lsass.exe (I read somewhere that when present anywhere other than ./WINDOWS/system32 this is probably a virus)
Documents\ and\ Setting... Read more

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I recently refreshed my Windows 8 installation as I had experienced a problem with graphics drivers which left my PC barely running.

The refresh seemed to go fine, albeit slowly, yet my computer was back up and running as it always had been. However, when I then attempted to reinstall the windows updates and programs I had lost in the refresh, it would fail for all updates with
error code 800F0922. Furthermore, several 3rd party programs would fail to install, citing a 'microsoft.vc80.crt' error.

I was unable, therefore, to update to Windows 8.1 through the Windows Store (as this requires a readiness-for-8.1 update for Windows 8) which required me to update through a disc copy burnt from an .iso downloaded with my key. I had hoped the installation
of Windows 8.1 would fix my problem, however it did not - I am experiencing exactly the same errors with all Windows updates and certain programs.

I have determined from a large trawl of the internet and Microsoft forums that my problem is related to a problem in the installation of .Net Framework 3.5. I therefore followed all given instructions as to turn this feature on and fix it.
When attempting to install .Net Framework reliant products, I receive Error 1935.

Let me be clear in this situation: The following fixes I have tried have all taken place on my recently-refreshed machine both normal and clean-booted, from elevated-level command prompt where applicable and with no 3rd party
anti-virus or f... Read more

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I get this error while installing windows phone sdk7.1, windows live movie maker and also visual studio.
I tried using .net framework repair tool and also reinstalling but of no use. 
the error says "to run this application you must first install one of the following versions of  the .net framework v4.0.30319
contact your application publisher for insructions about obtaining the appropriate versions of .net framework"

but i already installed .net framework 4 client profile and also .net framework 4 extended
please help in this regard.

A:I always get .net framework error v 4.0.30319 when I try installing windows essentials.


Maybe the .NET Framework 4.0 is not installed correctly or corrupted. I suggest you can try Verification Tool to verify .NET 4.0 on the machine if it has been installed. If it is not
installed, please try to download and install it to support your application.

Also, you can refer to
NET Framework V. 4.0.30319

Hope this helps.

Vincent Wang
TechNet Community Support

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Hi all,
I'm currently having a problem in which my PC simply fails to get to the login screen. It boots through all its CMOS codes fine and through the motherboard splash screen. It is at the next screen where the windows logo would be (I run my PC in non-GUI boot mode) where problems begin to occur, it spends far longer on this screen than I would expect. After this screen instead of getting to the windows login screen, I am left with a black screen with a cursor on it (which I cannot move). When I turn off the PC, I am given no option for startup repair etc.
The PC boots perfectly fine in safe mode.
I have tried uninstalling my NVIDIA drivers, but I cannot reinstall them as the install process fails to work in safe mode, and I obviously cannot boot into normal mode.
How can I get my PC to boot normally again?
Many thanks.

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I've been having this problem for many weeks now, and I haven't gotten closer to fixing it. I had to resort to borrowing a computer from a friend to use while I try to figure this out.

It's a problem similar to this one, except I can't even boot to safe mode. I have taken the RAM out one at a time and booted, but it will still stay at the black screen. I have tried reinstalling XP, and installing it on another drive to boot from there, but neither of them fixed the problem. Since I can't boot at all, I can't run HJT or those other programs that were posted in that thread.

Does anyone have any solutions? I've tried asking around to friends and other tech support sites, but none of them could help.

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit runing on my Acer Desktop PC. Often when I switch on my PC the machine boots to the login screen. I enter my password and get the spinning icon, My PC hangs like this untill I power off. When I reboot the PC loads normaly.I can start in safe mode.
Thanks for any help

A:Windows 7 Hangs after putting in password on login screen

What happens when you boot to safemode directly after logging in? Does it goes straight to windows? Have you tried creating a new account and check the difference? Download Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Download MiniToolBox and run the program. SelectList Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply.

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I deleted some files from a virus and now it wont boot up fully. It acts as if it will startup but hangs at the user logon screen. I also cant boot in safemode. How do i go about doing the repair install or system recovery so that i dont lose data??

On the windows cd i have that came with my laptop(toshiba) i get 2 options when i boot up.
1. Recover entire hard disk: (warning) all stored data on your computer will be lost. Factory pre-installed software will be installed.

2. Expert recovery mode: (warning) this is for PC experts only. Factory pre-installed software can be installed onto an existing(bootable) partition.

What can i do to try and get windows to load up without losing data??


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I have had multiple instances now where Windows 7 hung after I started up and
logged into an account. It seems to happen when I try to start a program by
double-clicking on it. For example, it has hung when I tried to start CCleaner
or Firefox. When I get into this state, Ctrl-Alt-Del does nothing. In some
cases, I can right-click on the Taskbar and choose "Task Manager," but it
won't run (I just get the hourglass cursor). Today I tried to start Firefox
and nothing happened, and the hourglass cursor shows in the Taskbar, so
I can't even see the menu for the Task Manager.

This is happening on a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium
64-bit. It seems to occur when I don't wait long enough for the login to
finish. When it happens, the only way out is to hold down the power key
until it shuts off the system. Of course Windows is too stupid to tell me when
it is done loading stuff into memory and starting its services; why can't they
simply tell me when the login process is done and the system is ready to use?
I find it infuriating that a supposedly multi-threaded, multi-tasking operating
system can be so flaky. But enough of my rant; on to the possible cause:

I strongly suspect that my problems may be caused by SpySweeper, since it
seems to be the last program that loads at login. (Or at least it's the last one
to put up an annoying splash screen.) I use the following programs on my machine:

Windows Defender
Avast! Antivirus
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A:Windows 7 hangs after login/bootup; Task Manager not available

There is such a thing as TOO much security. But just to be on the safe side, please download and run HijackThis - Trend Micro USA and post results here.

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Hey guys. I am just stumped with this one. I was having issues a long while ago, where seemingly randomly, my computer would stall, continuously trying to load Windows Explorer or some other program. If I was watching a movie or using some other program, that program would run just fine until the end, but then would freeze, and become unresponsive. I have had some trouble with my graphics card when it isn't updated to its newest release, however this doesn't seem to be the case now.

I'm not sure if I am having a driver issue, hardware issue or something else. However now, I am not able to boot normally. It will either hang at the Windows starting screen, or most often will load all of my startup programs and the like, appear to be fine for about 15 seconds (I can use some programs, and sometimes navigate with explorer) but then will eventually hang, and say that windows explorer has become unresponsive. Cursor still moves, yet nothing will launch, including system processes, or cancelling any programs.

Here is a grab during safe mode. Hopefully this will shed some light. I am sure that I need a good overhaul of a few things, however do not know where to begin.

A:Windows Explorer hangs after login, works in safe mode.

Does it blue screen at all?
Because freezing issues are extremely difficult to solve, I have had personal experiences with them and they are incredibly frustrating. This is because freezing generally doesn't say why Windows crashed. There's little indication as to what caused it. If you don't get any blue screens then I would like you to do in safe mode because you said windows will not boot normally.

You need to set windows to create dump files. Please follow these instructions, also whilst following these instructions you will see a tick box that says "automatically restart" untick that.

Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Then I recommend you to enable driver verifier which will force a BSOD when it detects a bad driver.
Follow these instructions on how to enable driver verifier.

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

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I have searched the forum but have not found an exact similar problem

My PC (Windows XP Home) started hanging right after the login screen a couple of days ago. The login screen comes up, I click enter and nothing happens. It shows my desktop, but without any icons or the task bar. Just blank desktop! Right or left clicking the mouse does nothing. Clicking alt+Cntl+del brings up the screen to the task manager. No applications are running (obviously), but some services are running, of which I shut down a number of them but no difference. I can also run msconfig from here.I boot into safe-mode but the screen just displays a black screen with the word “safe-mode” on the 4 corners of the screen. Can’t do anything.

Now, the ironic thing is that the PC is on the network because the other PC’’s in the house can see this PC’s drives that are being shared. The task manager also shows that I am logged in. It’s just that I get my desktop just showing the wallpaper and nothing can be done. I do not even hear the file play to indicate that windows is starting.

I would really appreciate it if someone can help

A:Solved: Windows Xp Home hangs after login - Only shows desktop

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Dear forum,

I have twice tried and installed Windows XP Service Pack 2. It works great for about one week but after that my computer totally freezes directly after login (so you even can't move the mouse pointer). If I try and reboot the computer it hangs every time.

To solve the "hanging" problem, I enter XP in Safe mode and unistall XP Service Pack 2, after I have done that the computer is fine. I have one buddy who has exactly the same problem, so we can't be alone I would think?? Any hints? It would be nice to be able to run SP2...

Thank you so much,
David Froster

A:Windows XP Sevice Pack 2 hangs computer after login (total freeze)

Have a look here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=884130&product=windowsxpsp2

If you have a conflicting program installed go to the program site and see if they have an upgrade to allow it to work with SP2

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Title basically describes it. I was having trouble loging off a few days ago, so I just held down the power button to do a hard power down. Now when windows starts and I log on, I get to the point where explorer loads (task bar, start menu etc), a few apps load, and then everything just stops. The mouse still works but nothing else responds.

After a few times of trying, windows finally started telling me my c: drive needed to be checked, so I tried that, and it always hangs at 92%, step 4. I've tried logging on in safe mode and scheduling it to check/repair the disk, and I've also tried logging onto an XP installation on a different disk, and running chkdsk from there on it. It always hangs just toward the end of step 4.

I had this happen once a long time ago, and I believe chainging "native sata support" in the bios fixed it, but I don't understand that at all, because one day I had problems and enabling that fixed them, then another day I had a problem and disabling fixed it... I have no idea how that works. If I disable now though, I just get a BSOD when I try to log on, so i guess that's not it. Also tried to do a repair with xp disk, but my DVD drive has been flaky and is not recognizing that it can boot from the drive on start-up.....

Running Windows XP SP2 on an HP pavillion dv9000
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A:windows XP hang just after login, mouse still works, chkdsk hangs phase 4 92%

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Hello All - I have a Thinkpd Carbon X1 Yoga - 1st Generation that does not wake and "hangs" at the Windows 10 login screen.  This has happened for several months and all forum posts show this is an old issue. SymptomsI lock my computer.  After about 5 hours of idle usage when I attempt to login I see a blank Windows 10 login screen (no time, no notifications) and I am unable to login.  Windows Hello from my fingerprint reader is active but it just flashes green or yellow.  If I manually put the computer to sleep it also hangs at a blank login screen when I restore the computer.  If I keep the computer active by playing video or audio I can login but I want my computer idle. I have installed all known Windows 10 updates.  Not sure about Lenovo firmware.  Need some guidance thanks!

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I have a Intel Core2 Duo 1.6 GHz with 4 GB RAM desktop. I am trying to install Windows 7 on it.

Initial step in which it copies installation files to the hard disk goes well.

Then system reboots

After showing the initial screen (the Windows 7 Logo) screen, it takes me to the a Blue Wallpaper screen and just sits there

No Messages or Progress Information
Minimal Disk Activity
Mouse cursor is moveable
Keyboard is responsive

I have tried both 32- and 64-bit versions - but it always get stuck there
I have Intel 915 RYCK Motherboard with On-board Video, Sound and Network cards.

Can't seem to figure out what is issue
any help would be appreciated


A:Installing Windows 7 Hangs

Quote: Originally Posted by ronin1770


I have a Intel Core2 Duo 1.6 GHz with 4 GB RAM desktop. I am trying to install Windows 7 on it.

Initial step in which it copies installation files to the hard disk goes well.

Then system reboots

After showing the initial screen (the Windows 7 Logo) screen, it takes me to the a Blue Wallpaper screen and just sits there

No Messages or Progress Information
Minimal Disk Activity
Mouse cursor is moveable

Keyboard is responsive

I have tried both 32- and 64-bit versions - but it always get stuck there
I have Intel 915 RYCK Motherboard with On-board Video, Sound and Network cards.

Can't seem to figure out what is issue
any help would be appreciated


Deactivate your firewall and anti virus
unattach everything except mouse, keyboard and monitor
Go to MS upgrade advisor, see if any problems are detected. This is done prior to installing again
Do a clean/custom install
If you download, ISO, make sure you burn at only 4x speed
If you have more than 2gb of memory, remove excess

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Hello guys,

I'm not sure if this is the correct thread or the hard drive thread, anyway I have an issue regarding Windows XP professional SP1 (re-installation disk).

I have a new Seagate 250GB OEM SATA internal HDD and I want to use this drive for my SQL server using an HP a6110n desktop PC with a SATA HDD. Windows XP is my preferred OS since SQL server 2005 works better on non-vista OS.

Ok here is the problem, I installed Windows XP to my Seagate HDD and along the process of installation around the 34 minute mark, it hanged up, I tried 5 times (reinstalled, repartitioned) and still hanged up.

I tried to google if there's any solution and found similar issues in the net regarding the seagate drive and I think it has got to do with some HD SATA controller drivers or whatever.

Can you guys out there help me out? My last option is to return back the drive and probably buy a refurbished windows XP box for this purpose but I believe there's a solution to this issue. Hope you can help me out, thanks

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My Current Windows is Windows 8.

I want to install Windows 8.1 .

my laptop comes up when installing Windows 8.1

I have chosen the language

in the page after when i want to install Windows the whole system in Hang

I can not select any option on the page.

please help me

A:Laptop hangs when installing Windows 8.1

my laptop model

dell inspiron 5110

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Last night I received a message that Windows needed to download updates. There were seven of them, so I clicked on install. After downloading it said it had to restart to complete the installation. I then got the screen saying "Configuring Windows. Do Not Turn Off Your Computer." The little circle kept spinning for about a half hour. I saw that the HD light didn't come on at all, so I assumed it had locked up. I had to press and hold the power button to get it to reboot, and after telling me Windows did not shut down normally, it started up and appeared to complete the update installation.

I checked the Update History and most of the updates said "Successful" but a few said "Pending".
I have had this lockup happen before, but usually it installs with no problem. What can I do? What does Pending mean? I am not tech oriented. I have Win 7 - 64 bt - Service Pack 1. Thanks. Tom

A:Windows hangs While Installing Updates

Some updates take longer to install ...you should leave it untill it finishes ..

BTW ..just run wds update again ...see if the pending ones show up ..then install them ..this time .be patient ..

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Recently my WIN 7 Pro x64 "Windows Update" function started hanging upon checking for updates or when installing software that required MS updates (e.g. Internet Explorer 9). This is a custom-built i7, 4Gb, that had no WIN 7 problems beforehand.

After searching widely on Google, I tried the following without success:
1) msconfig: remove all non-MS services from loading at boot
2) downloading recent updates for manual install (returns message that the update is not for my OS)
3) stopping my only AV programs: Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials

Searching processes from task manager, I found two anomalies that may be related:
1) TrustedInstaller.exe process can be killed, but then re-appears within several minutes
2) UpdateChecker.exe shows at login, although I cannot find the source for it.

Suggestions? (I have not tried system restore b/c of prior unsatisfactory results.)


A:Windows Update Hangs on Checking or Installing

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This problem has been solved.

This is my first post on the forums so hello everyone!

I hope you can help me find the problem that's causing my system to hang to the point where even the cursor stops responding and I have to do a hard reboot. No BSOD whatsoever, just a complete halting of everything.

The hang up does not present itself with every game. Just to name two of them: Armed Assault and EVE Online. I have had this problem on Vista and now with Windows 7. I do manage to install Armed Assault but when applying a patch to it the system hangs.

My somewhat thorough troubleshooting has made me come to the conclusion that this hang up is caused by large files or large compressed files. I actually had a hang up today when I was trying to extract a 2,5 gig zip file. Since EVE Online is a single file download (that's the one I was trying to extract after unsuccesfull install attempt) and the Armed Assault patches are huge single files this might be the problem. I need to know what's causing the hang up on large files so I can continue playing EVE Online.

Where should I start looking for the problem? What info should I provide to you?

Thank you in advance!

A:Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit hangs when installing games

Quote: Originally Posted by XpressO

This is my first post on the forums so hello everyone!

I hope you can help me find the problem that's causing my system to hang to the point where even the cursor stops responding and I have to do a hard reboot. No BSOD whatsoever, just a complete halting of everything.

The hang up does not present itself with every game. Just to name two of them: Armed Assault and EVE Online. I have had this problem on Vista and now with Windows 7. I do manage to install Armed Assault but when applying a patch to it the system hangs.

My somewhat thorough troubleshooting has made me come to the conclusion that this hang up is caused by large files or large compressed files. I actually had a hang up today when I was trying to extract a 2,5 gig zip file. Since EVE Online is a single file download (that's the one I was trying to extract after unsuccesfull install attempt) and the Armed Assault patches are huge single files this might be the problem. I need to know what's causing the hang up on large files so I can continue playing EVE Online.

Where should I start looking for the problem? What info should I provide to you?

Thank you in advance!

Hi and welcome

We need a bunch of info. we can start off by helping you generate a DMP file from you hung process. use these to genereate and upload it. http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...g-process.html

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About couple hours ago I decided to install updates on my Windows 8 desktop. I had about 12 or so. Can't remember which ones now. My update settings are to notify me of the updates but not to install them. So I manually clicked, yes, install. Then after a little while the updates window showed up in red telling me that some updates did not install. So I decided to reboot the desktop to clear it up... Bad idea!

The desktop now hangs up on this very screen:
(New windows logo and a spinning thing)
That spinning thing keeps spinning, no matter how long I let it run like this. The HDD light first blinks but then about half a minute in, it stops doing so. I believe that the fan inside spins audibly louder too.

OK, so if I reboot by holding down the power button for a few seconds, it begins rebooting again. For the second time it showed something like "Automatic repair" or something. (I need to say that my solid state drives have Bit locker set up on them.) So after entering the bit locker keys I was presented with an option to do repairs. Since I didn't feel like I needed to do system restore I declined and chose to keep booting into Windows.... again nothing.

So I repeated the process above, but this time it did not offer me to do system restore and instead, it showed something in the tune of "Repair windows". So I chose it, and it then showed this window:
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A:Windows 8 hangs up on boot after installing updates

I was able to boot from a recovery USB that I made before and started a console. Here's what I get for drive C:
That is a 256GB Samsung 830 Series SSD, that the OS, Windows 8 was installed on.


Does it mean that it's all lost now?

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Hello Everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone has come across a weird issue when trying to install SolidWorks 2013 on a Windows7 Ent. x64 machine. After running a clean install of SolidWorks 2013 yesterday I went to launch the applicationa and it just hung on the loading screen at Initializing .NET Framework... This was a clean install and the machine has plently of hardware resources to run a modeling/design application such as SW 2013. Just thought I would pop up and ask here because I went on the Solid works forums and there are other people that have run into this issue but there are no solved replies... I tried checking the event logs, however, there are no erros bc the app never errors out, it just hangs on the initialization part of the load. Please can somene help me!?!?1

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I have to install an application for a job and when I run it, .NET Framework 3.0 is installed first , but it fails giving a 1603 error.

I tried changing the Permissions from this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Security\ServiceModel to allow Everyone.

I made sure no firewall or other registry program was running.

I also downloaded an application called Error Fixer, or MS-Fixer or something like that, which I read about on these fora, but that didn't work either. It only prompted me to buy if I wanted it to do something.

I also tried to open the exe file using 7-Zip, so I could manually install .NET Framework 3.5 (already installed) and the actual program I want. But that didn't work either.

I don't know what else to do, since the problem is the version of Framework that comes with my application.

Any help? I have Vista Home Edition 32.

A:Error 1603: Error Installing .NET Framework 3.0 (Framework is part of another app)

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when windows updates, it then reboots, and just hangs on the 'starting windows' screen..
only after it updates, works fine before.

I've re-installed it many times, but get the same result.
this never used to happen until i did this fresh installation today.

now it happens every time, just after it installs some standard updates, it wont boot up..
im totally lost,, please help.


A:Windows 7 hangs on 'Starting Windows' screen after installing updates

Boot into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair a few times. Report back what it finds.

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map and listings, using SNipping TOol in Start Menu: Screen Shots

Next reset Windows Update components to see if that could be the problem.

If not run SFC -SCANNOW Command

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I have two 80 GB drives I wish to use in raid 0 for my OS and video game installations.

I already know the system can function in raid, because after setting up hardware raid I was using them for my video games and screen capture (video) software. They run great, with over double the speed of my other, single drive.

But my problem then was that they would never keep their drive letters on reboot. Every time i restarted I had to set the letter again.

Well, I never found an answer to that so I just went ahead and attempted to install w7 on them. It installs just fine. Windows 7 sees the raid array as one single 149GB drive.

Upon the initial boot, it hangs at the logo screen and never moves. I assumed this was due to lack of raid drivers. Obtained the windows VISTA drivers for my motherboard, as windows 7 drivers are not listed on the web site...

Same problem. I read somewhere that windows XP x64 drivers work for this problem, but I dont have a floppy drive and the website only offers a small .exe that will make a floppy disc.
If that is the problem, i just need someone to make this disc and send me the drivers off of it.

If anyone knows that it is something else... please help! The motherboard is an EVGA 780i 132-CK-?? tri-sli (it will show up on google)
For the time being I am at the hospital, so i cannot actually attempt anything but i can answer questions.

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I gave recently restored my Dell Inspiron to factory settings. And now I get sent to a blank ligin and password screen with the profile picture blank as well. None of my previous usernames work. Also when I type in Administrator into the username box it says "Your acc has been disabled. Please see your system administrator." I have got a windows 7 professional CD to try to install but it just won't come up with a setup for the install after boot up. And my pc originally has windows 7 hone premium. Help for this problem please.

A:Cant login, trouble installing windows 7.

I would do the restore to factory again. This time make sure everything external is disconnected.

Are you taking the destructive path that formats the drive during the recovery? If not you should, but make sure you back up your data first or you'll lose it.

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Hello 7 Forums,

This is my first posting here -- I'm trying to install Windows 7 onto my new laptop which came with Windows 10 installed (it was an unasked for gift because I had wanted to avoid this nightmare -- which is an ungenerous attitude, I realize). I have a desktop with Windows 7.

Anyway, I tried to install Windows 7 using my Home Premium disk and the process hangs at the Windows Logo.

Here are the specs of the laptop...
Windows Windows Version 6.2 (Build 9200)
Memory (RAM) 16300 MB
CPU Info Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5700HQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
CPU Speed 2698.8 MHz
Sound Card Speakers (2- Realtek High Defin |
Display Adapters Intel(R) HD Graphics 5600 | Intel(R) HD Graphics 5600
| Intel(R) HD Graphics 5600
Monitors 1x; Generic PnP Monitor |
Screen Resolution 1536 X 864 - 32 bit
Network Network Present
Network Adapters Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 #2 | Microsoft
Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2 | Killer e2200 Gigabit Ethernet
Controller #2 | Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) #2
CD / DVD Drives 1x (E: | ) E: HL-DT-STDVDRAM GUB0N
Ports COM Ports NOT Present. LPT Port NOT Present.
Mouse 5 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks C: 117.9GB | D: 912.4GB
Hard Disks - Free C: 73.8GB | D: 912.1GB
USB Controllers 3 host controllers.
Firewire (1394) Not Detected
Manufacturer * American Megatrends Inc.
Product Make * GE62 2QF
AC Power Status OnLine
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A:Installing Windows 7 over Windows 10 on a laptop...hangs at logo

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Can you still boot into win-10 and which version was it Home or Pro ?

Mostly a little prep in win-10 might help
For one disable Fast start in win-10 and in your bios
Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Secure boot also needs to be either disabled or os type needs to be changed to Other os or uefi and oprom or something similar to that.

CSM needs to be enabled either way
Which your bios is probably set to uefi only which might be why it's hanging plus win-10 fast start isn't helping matters.

Post some pictures of what options you do show in bios Boot/ Security.

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Using Windows 7 x64. For several months now I have been hiding windows updates related to IE 9 cumulative security updates. Windows Update would hang during the installation; the progress bar would get stuck at around 50% and I'd eventually have to reboot the machine. The machine would boot and try to continue the update, which would also hang. I'd have to power off the machine and when it restarted, it would roll back the failed update. Sometimes in the course of doing this my machine would end up with Aero turned off and I'd have to get that re-enabled, or restore from a restore point. All other Windows updates work fine. I tried all sorts of things to get past this, from running FixIt for Windows Update to uninstalling IE 9 (so that I could try to install it cleanly; no luck, this too hung) without success. So I finally hid the update.

Since, then however, more IE 9 security updates have appeared and from time to time I try to install them with the same results: hang, reboot, hide the update. Last night I tried installing the IE 10 preview, figuring it would supersede IE 9 and I'd be rid of the issue. No soap; IE 10 wouldn't install.

I'm at the point where this has gone beyond annoying and I'm starting to worry about not having these security updates. I always keep my machine updated religiously via Windows Update and have never seen such an issue before.

Any help would be appreciated!
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