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floppy disk fail and windows won't load past windows logo screen

Q: floppy disk fail and windows won't load past windows logo screen

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

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

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

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

i'm running windows xp home edition by the way

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A: floppy disk fail and windows won't load past windows logo screen

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

Thanks

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

lickitysplit87,

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

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

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

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So I have been messing around with this laptop for weeks now trying to figure out how to get it back to normal loading and everything. What happened at first was that my husband noticed the computer was very slow in responce to just about everything. We checked internet connections and nothing helped. Well one night he shut it down, and the next day when he tried to turn it on, it would state "Checking Media (Fail)" then change to another screen that said "No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine".  After attempting to reboot the machine, these same notifications came up over and over.  So, I researched tons of forums on tips of how to get it "re-booted" This was a few weeks ago so I dont remember exactly what I did. I changed boot options, this and that, and nothing helped. However the absolute last thing I did was changed something to "Intel Smart Response", and now my computer will NOT move past the Dell logo. even f2 and f12 wouldnt work. The loading bar under the Dell logo will pop up, but it will say like that. I have tried waiting it out for hours and nothing changes. My brother did try a Recovery USB, but he forgot that my laptop is Windows 8 and his is 7, so needless to say that didnt work at all.
 
So my problem is now that I need to create that Recovery USB thing. I was not aware that I should have made this as soon as my computer came in. I have nev... Read more

A:Creating a Windows 8 Recovery Drive for an Inspiron that will not load past the Dell logo screen!! HELP

"Checking Media" and "No Boot Device Found" sounds like it's trying to boot from the DVD drive but not finding a Windows system disk.  You can try putting one in the drive.  If you don't have a Windows 8 system disk, you'll have to keep trying the F12 bypass (keep pressing it repeatedly...don't hold or only press once) to get you into boot options, and then make sure you select your hard drive.  You should be able to request a system disk from Dell (and you should anyway...even if you do recover from the USB drive).
ALSO: please remember that, unless you made an image of your hard-drive or used backup software, your "recovery" options will be limited to repairing the existing installation or reinstalling altogether.  If you reinstall, you could lose your files and settings.
For what it's worth,  my Inspiron started acting up after about a year (Windows 7) with overheating on high-demand programs (even with a cooling pad, plenty of ventilation and a desktop fan blowing on it).  That was followed by the slow performance you described and now I'm getting a "hard drive failure" error. 
I've seen other users report the similar issues with their Inspirons on these forums (and others) so I think we just got stuck with a lemon .  Hope you have better luck with yours....I've pretty much given up on mine and moved back to my old desktop.
 

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Windows 7 won't boot past logo. Will not repair when selected. Running in safe mode stops at Loaded:\windows\system32\drivers\disk.sys. Have tried to reload windows 7 and it says files are loading then comes back to the same point and locks at the windows logo. HELP! PLEASE!
 

A:windows 7 won't load past logo

aveator1
I see you have been a member for sometime, but as this is shown as your first post
Welcome to Tech Support Guy
I would suspect the hard drive at best or another hardware fault -
Run a disk check utility from dos
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
 

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


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

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

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

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

Swain90

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

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I have a broken laptop that refuses to boot. No BIOS screen or anything is displayed when the power button is pressed. I have removed the hard drive from the laptop and put it into a working desktop PC. I started it in safe mode and the computer restarts. I used the F8 key to prevent it from shutting down on errors and received the following Stop error code:
0x0000007B (0xFFFFF880009A9928, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

So far I've used a boot cd to run chkdsk on the drive, and I've tried restoring to a previous point.

I do Not have an installation disk for Windows 7.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Windows 7 STOP: 0x7B Refuses to boot past the windows logo screen

Edit: Thanks for moving this to BSoD, my mistake.

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Hi Guys,

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

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

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

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

On a restart it gets to the windows logo with the progress screen and then remains blank.
I then restarted and up came 'the Windows did not start properly last time' and listed the Safe mode options. Obviously normal did not work but i could use both Safe modes.
Now thinking the PSU was at fault, I ran out to get a new 600 Watt PSU and the same thing happened.
I tried a Syst... Read more

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Hello, I am Paul and new here.
I have a problem with my Dell desktop. When I turn it on, it boots up past the Dell screen, goes on to the black "windows XP screen, then goes to the Blue "windows XP screen" and stops there. It should go to the log in screen but does not. Can anyone please help. Thanks Paul

A:can,t get past "windows logo screen"

What specific model Dell system?

How long have you had this problem?

Any onscreen error messages about problem or otherwise indicating a problem...before current situation?

Louis

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My G 500 will not load beyond the logo screen and then when automatic repair starts I am unable to launch in safe mode. Very frustrating when you have work that needs done. 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:G500 - Won't load past logo screen or enable safe ...

Hi there, Friend -
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
Can you enter BIOS?
 
Firstly, perform the below steps:
 

Unplug AC adapter (remove from notebook).
Remove main battery
Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds (power drain)
Replace main battery
Replace AC adapter

Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
 
          
Regards,
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution

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Hi,
 
Please help.
 
My desktop has been randomly rebooting on its own & now I can't boot up
 
I'm on Win 7
 
I've tried to restart several times. I'm afraid to do the repair option b/c the last time I did that last year, I almost lost all my data. But I guess I have no choice now. 
 
It could be the heat in this apt. as my landlords are slum landlords, they refuse to fix anything & I've been dealing with 90-107 degree heat b/c the AC won't stop running & I can't afford to run it 24/7.
 
I don't know what to do, now I can't work
 
Thank you in advance

A:Windows won't start up past logo screen

Try booting it while repeatedly tapping F8 that should get you into safe mode, it could be a damaged driver that the system can't load.

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Hello,
 
I am encountering an issue of when the Dell optiplex 755 boots up, it boots through the Windows XP logo just fine, once it tries to transition between the logo and loading the system up, it just shows a black screen and nothing else happens. I tried using a bootable Windows XP flash drive to repair the system files and it loads the Windows XP setup ok but when it runs through all of the commands on the bottom of the screen and the last one says "Starting Windows" , it takes me to a blue screen (screenshot below). I have HIRENS and have done a lot of the chkdsk commands to fix the files and everything comes back ok. I tried to clone the hard drive with the same exact hard drive and still the same issue. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks for your help in advance.
 
 

A:Windows XP gets past the logo screen and then turns the screen black/bluescreen

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN130053/EN#Error , scroll down to section on STOP 7B errors.
 
Louis

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Hi everyone.

Yesterday I wanted to install OS X Mavericks on my HDD. It requires a primary partition, so I decided to delete the 350 MB system reserved partition that Windows 8 automatically creates when you first install it.
I read this guide, which explains how to transfer all the boot files from the system reserved partition to the partition where Windows is installed.
I followed all the steps except for the last one. When it says to do a
Code:
reagentc /enable


I skipped it because when it first says to do
Code:
reagentc /disable


the output of the program was "reagentc was not enabled"(so why enable it if it was already disabled? Later I will understand that maybe this was the source of all future problems ).
Then I rebooted and tried to delete that system partition from within Windows, but of course it prevented me from doing that.
I booted gparted live and went on and deleted the partiton.

Now Windows would not boot, and I did not have Windows 8.1 disc to make a system repair.
So I put Windows 7 disc and it managed to put boot files back (it did not detect any windows installation but still managed to make Windows 8.1 boot).
I forgot to say that I have another primary partition other than windows, and it's a /boot partition where GRUB2 is installed. So I booted in linux and reconfigured GRUB2 to make it boot my Windows partition (/dev/sda2) instead of the just deleted one (/dev/sda1).

I rebooted and Windows started fine. Then I launched t... Read more

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Hey, I was doing some maintenance to my computer (updating drivers) and as per my routine, I used driver sweeper to remove my AMD display driver to install the latest version. After the reboot when the display driver was removed, the windows logo loads normally and after that it goes into black screen. I've since tried all the other options - safe mode, repair, last known good config and I'll go to a black screen everytime past the windows logo/load bar.

I'm at at total lost on what to do, any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:HELP! Black screen after loading past windows logo

Ugh looks like it has something to do with my monitor just blacking out after being Not Optimum Mode for a minute, got it fixed

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Hello,

My first time ever posting in a forum regarding help with a PC. I apologize if I ramble off too much.

My Specs:
Moba: ASrock Z77 Extreme 4
CPU:Interl i5-2500k @3.30
PSU: ZT 650W
GPU: Radeon 7850

Here is the story.

About three weeks ago I was playing GW2, out of no where my screen glitches and gives me the blue screen of death. I boot it up and I kept getting that screen. I send MSI my card for an RMA. They send me back another one.

I plugged it in and everything works fine. I play for about 5-7 hours(had a day off to catch up)
Everything works great, I wake up the next day, start looking things on Reddit and I noticed this digitized screen and BAM! I get the blue screen of death. I freak out. OMG!OMG!

Every time I would boot up my PC through the GPU, the monitor would not turn on for about 2 minutes and then it would turn on but with a blank black screen. No errors on the mother board debugger by the way. I can however boot up through my MOBA internal graphics. I delete all of my drivers for the AMD and did CMOS reset. Nothing worked. I tried both of the PCI slots as well.

I waited for my neighbor to get home to see if it's the GPU. I put it in his PC and it boots up just fine. So I take it back home and think it's my MOBA. So I say "Let me try this again." I plug it in and BAM! It works again. So I play for a few hours and left the computer on over night. I woke up before work and turned off my PC. I come back home and it doesn't... Read more

A:MSI Radeon 7850 won't boot past Windows Logo screen

On this latest black boot up, can you boot normally with the onboard GPU? If so, I have a feeling that the PCI express port may be at fault, do you have another PCI express card you can try as a process of elimination?

MrNeeds

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my dell dimensions 2100 with xp home is hanging at the windows logo screen. I can start it in safe mode, but am at a loss on what to do once there. Please help asap.
Thank you,
Wendylu
 

A:xp wont go past windows logo screen but will start in safe mode

Turn off computer.

Turn back on - as soon as you've pressed the power button - tap F8

This will present you with a number of boot options. Select

"Last known good configuration" this and see if it works.
 

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Hi!

First post here

Most of our PC's are Windows XP running Office 2003 (with a view to going to Win 7 and Office 2010 very soon).



A couple of our users have been having the following problem -Turn on PC
Get to windows XP logo screen fine
Get to the blue desktop background screen...........no further progress even if left for 15 minutes.
The hard drive light flashes only briefly now and again at this point. Sometimes at this screen we will also get mouse function but nothing else.

The user normally has to restart their machine a number of times to get to the eventual logon box.

Another way around this is to do a hard power down and reboot the PC into safe mode. From safe mode do a restart and it goes straight in fine without getting stuck. Unfortunately this not something one of the Directors at the firm would like to be doing every morning when they come in.

Any ideas? At wits end at the moment

A:[SOLVED] HELP! Network PC boots up past XP logo then hangs at blue windows screen

When you boot in Safe Mode can you give us any errors that should be in your Event logs?

Right click on My Computer>Manage>Event Viewer>System

Let us know what EventID no. it gives and the source of the error. If you double click on one that says error, then the info will be on there.

Can you post the system specs as well.

Also, turn the machine off, and make sure that nothing has come loose, RAM, HDD connections, RAM etc,

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Yesterday I installed critical/needed Windows XP updates that had been waiting on me for a few weeks behind the yellow update shield in the lower right corner of my screen. I was having problems connecting my sonís new Christmas present, Xbox Live , to the internet so I was about to restart the computer to see if maybe the router needed me to do a clean reboot after entering the Xboxís MAC address into my allowed devices list. I stupidly thought Iíd be thorough by installing those waiting updates first and then restart. All went well and when it finished and asked if I wanted to restart now I selected yes. Nothing happened. I kept trying, still no restart. Then I went to Start>Turn Off>Restart several times and each time I returned to my desktop with nothing happening. Finally I just did a cold shutdown with the power button. My son is, understandably, so upset that he canít use his present to connect with his friends live.
Now my computer wonít boot up at all past the Dell splash screen. The typical churning, lights and sounds all begin and then when the Dell logo screen appears, everything goes quiet. It took me several times before I could get into my BIOS, select boot order to start with my CD, place my XP install disc into my drive and restart. Still, I canít get past that screen and it never boots from the CD. (the CD light does go steady at ďpower onĒ like it always does but then goes off at that splash screen along with everything else. I tried to res... Read more

A:Can't boot past Dell Logo Screen after Windows installed needed updates!

pop disc in to do a repair installation, some dells have this as an option inbuilt

try hitting f8 on start up to access safe mode if you get in the type msconfig in the run box go to start up remove everything for now
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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

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

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

A:Windows won't load past Starting Windows screen

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

Safe mode works as expected?

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Hello!

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

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

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

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

A:Windows 7 won't load past welcome screen

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

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

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

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

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Ok I have a self-built computer...it's a year old just a few days ago.

Win XP SP2 (I think)
Intel Quad-Core 2.4ghz [OCed to 3.2ghz)
RAM 4gb [2.5gb detected]
HDD- Western Digital 160GB and not sure which company could be Maxtor 500GB SATA
8800GT 512mb Video Card

I have an IDE drive on there too with an Apple OSX installed on it.


but

I've been hunting viruses and trojans [due to a backdoor trojan that] for the last few days and elimintated most of them including the backdoor. I was running a 'thourough' scan today while I was at school as well as downloading some things. MY anti-virus program is avast!

Thinking my comps quad-core 3.2ghz could handle the load I turned on Company of Heroes while all this was running....the comp froze...I restarted manually.

The first screen I got is the usual one except under SATA Channel listings it said Floppy disk(s) fail (40)....I don't have a floppy drive.

Then when I press F1 to continue it doesn't load up my main hardrive where Windows is installed. Like it doesn't detect it....it only detects the IDE drive with Apple on it and can start it up.

Don't ask me how I have an Apple OS on my comp the answer might violate the forums rules...but that OS isn't the problem.

Somehow the anti-virus scan mixed with downloading and a video game crash messed things up. Even F8 doesn't work.

A:[SOLVED] Floppy Disk Fail(40)...but I have no floppy drive..no startup

The BIOS was reset to default values. Enter the BIOS at startup and change the boot order priority to the sata hdd first. Locate the screen with the setting for the floppy drive and set that drive to disabled or none. If there's a setting called halt on disk errors change it to "no errors but keyboard" or something like that. Once you're back within windows run chkdsk c: /R to correct errors in the file system caused by the hard restart (answer y when prompted to schedule the scan at next startup and restart the computer).

What's the brand, model and wattage of your power supply ? The freezing wasn't necessarily caused by the antivirus, could have been caused by an underpowered power supply. With an overclocked quad core and a 8800GT you need a quality 700W+ supply. Locate the hardware monitor screen in the BIOS and report your temps, fan speeds and voltages.


Quote:




Don't ask me how I have an Apple OS on my comp the answer might violate the forums rules...but that OS isn't the problem.




Actually mentioning it already violates the forum rules. Please read them if you didn't already : http://www.techsupportforum.com/rules.php. Also read this. I'll pass this time cause it's your first post but I'll have to issue an official warning next time.

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

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

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

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

Hi Breedlove, Welcome to Eight forums.

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

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

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Hi Team,

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

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

A:Windows XP won't Load past Logon screen

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows 7 Computer will not load past Welcome Screen

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

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Hi Tech Support Guy Forums~

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks!
 

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

Any ideas why?

A:Windows 8 won't load past splash screen

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

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My desktop will load up to the windows logo and then go to a black screen. I believe it is a driver issue but I cannot get into windows to update them.
Things I have tried myself to resolve this issue.
- Use different VGA cable
- Use my onboard GPU to load into windows (problem persists)
- Load in through safe mode, on two different monitors (get message: input timing error)
Anybody ever deal with this? I can't seem to find any other options.
 

A:Load up to windows logo and then black screen

What hardware? Make make/model? what's the os?

Thanks, and welcome.

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I'm trying to build my first computer and I think I've got things setup right, but whenever I try to boot up I get the a message on the screen saying Floppy Disk(s) Fail (40). The Problem is that I don't have a floppy drive and my computer only gives me about one to five secs. (depending how long I wait between boot attempts) to get into the BIOS and try to do anything. the motherboard I am working with is a EVGA nForce 680i SLI motherboard and it uses Pheonix-Award BIOS. Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Floppy Disk(s) Fail (40) error but I don't have a floppy drive

You need to get into the BIOS and Disable Floppy drives. It should be on the same screen as the basic set-up.
Also take it out of the Boot sequence.
 

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Hi All,

Here is the low down. I cant boot into any OS.

I formatted my PC and figured that after installing XP i'd dual boot Ubuntu (9.04).
So all went well, XP and Ubuntu installed as anticipated i could access both OS' for a couple of hours.

When i was in Ubuntu, i was trying to change my primary monitor (22") to have the toolbar instead of my 19".
I went on Ubuntu forums to see what had to be done, and i needed to reboot for the changes to take effect.

After i rebooted, it didnít list any of my 2 hard drives (150gb raptor, 1tb Samsung) or my Asus DVD/CD drive.

My motherboard (Nvidia 680I) stated 7F which only says in the manual as "Check POST error and display them and ask user intervention".
Well, the lovely post error comes up as:


floppy disk(s) fail (40) Click to expand...

floppy disk(s) fail (40)
Real helpful right? And considering i have NO floppy drive...(its a custom built PC)
And i have two options, F1 to continue and DEL for BIOS.

I checked BIOS first, reset to default, removed floppy drive from the boot menu, rebooted, same issue.

Hit F1 to continue now, and the only bootable option is the NVIDIA Boot Agent and comes up with this:

NVIDIA BOOT AGENT 231.0528
PXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE
PXE-M0F: EXITING NVIDIA BOOT AGENTClick to expand...

This goes on a continuous loop, failing every time. I've checked all cables and it all seems fine.
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Hello. It's the second time when I come here.
First I had this problem - https://forums.techguy.org/threads/my-laptop-wont-boot-from-usb.1173499/
and now it got worse.
I don't know what happened to my Acer Aspire ES 14 (ES1-431-C8JZ). (I haven't dropped it or something like that)
When I turn it on, it stucks on Acer logo screen, and then I can't do anything.
I tried to restart it, same problem.
I tried to enter BIOS, Boot Manager, nothing works.
Then I disassembled it, reset bios, and again, nothing worked.
I made a bootable USB - Slax, I tought Linux could fix this, but it doesn't work. It doesn't boot. I tried to remove the hard drive so I can boot with Slax like this (I've heard about this feature of slax - to boot even without hard drive) but it won't pass the Acer logo.
It would be great if someone can tell me where is the problem or how to fix it. Thank you.
 

A:Laptop Acer won't load past Acer logo screen

Did you ever solve your previous thread?

It's possible that your hard drive is faulty, and it can't boot into Windows because of that.
I don't have any experience with Linux, so I can't confirm if Slax allows you to boot without a hard drive installed.

Do you have any spare hard drives lying around? If not, consider purchasing a low capacity one, installing Windows on it, and trying to boot then. If it still won't boot, then you didn't spend much money on the hard drive, and it'll narrow down your issue a little more.

Worst case scenario is there's something wrong with your motherboard (as per your other thread involving your USB ports).
 

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

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

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

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Yesterday all seemed to be working fine. I was using my custom built PC to study. One of my subject was to learn about Adobe Flash so i needed to download flash professional.
I downloaded this and the Adobe Creative Cloud, used it for a while whilst studying, then turned off my PC.

Today i loaded PC and found it will not load past windows login screen. I enter my username and password, t says welcome, thinks about it for about 30 seconds, then i just get a black screen. My mouse pointer is on the screen and i can move it around the screen, but there is nothing to click on - its simply not displaying anything at all.
To try fix i have done this:
I CAN load in safe mode. Everything seems normal when in safe mode.
In safe mode i have deleted the adobe products that i downloaded.
I have tried windows repair, it did somethings, but then it booted W7 again and same thing happened.
In safe mode I have tried to re-install drivers from motherboard (ASUS Z97-pro)... seemed like some worked and some didnt... suppose because its in safe mode drivers are limited - same with graphics card drivers (Radeon R9280)...

I cant work out WTF is going on! and its driving me nuts!

Can anyone recommend my next steps?

A:Windows 7 64bit will not load past login screen... HELP!

Have you tried pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL on blank screen with mouse pointer to open task manager and start explorer.exe process?

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Before anyone asks I'm not sure of the system specs of the computer in question. I bought it cheap off of a friend and he's doesn't remember the specs and I can't get into it to check them.

When I start up the computer it loads with a new loadup screen (did not happen till after the problems started). The screen says Asus Motherboard A8N-SLI Deluxe. It then goes to a screen that shows PCI device listing . . . I'm not sure what it all is for. At the bottom it says "A disk read error has occurred" "Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. Occasionally it skips this screen and instead goes to the windows 7 Splash screen, but regardless of which it goes to I can't do anything else except restart the computer.

When I press F8, F10 or F11 it goes to either RAID Utility or Setup Utility and then I can't get any further with it without restarting and the aforementioned problems continue.

I'm fairly certain it's a virus, my computer was showing signs of a virus in the days leading up to this problem but as Malwarebytes failed to show any problems with the computer when I scanned it I ignored the problems. I'm also aware that all I may be able to do is wipe the harddrive, and I'm fine with that. I just want to be able to use it again, though if it can be fixed without resorting to this I would appreciate it.

A:Computer will not load past windows splash screen.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Rethis


Before anyone asks I'm not sure of the system specs of the computer in question. I bought it cheap off of a friend and he's doesn't remember the specs and I can't get into it to check them.

When I start up the computer it loads with a new loadup screen (did not happen till after the problems started). The screen says Asus Motherboard A8N-SLI Deluxe. It then goes to a screen that shows PCI device listing . . . I'm not sure what it all is for. At the bottom it says "A disk read error has occurred" "Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. Occasionally it skips this screen and instead goes to the windows 7 Splash screen, but regardless of which it goes to I can't do anything else except restart the computer.

When I press F8, F10 or F11 it goes to either RAID Utility or Setup Utility and then I can't get any further with it without restarting and the aforementioned problems continue.

I'm fairly certain it's a virus, my computer was showing signs of a virus in the days leading up to this problem but as Malwarebytes failed to show any problems with the computer when I scanned it I ignored the problems. I'm also aware that all I may be able to do is wipe the harddrive, and I'm fine with that. I just want to be able to use it again, though if it can be fixed without resorting to this I would appreciate it.


Sounds like a Hard disk issue.Run chkdsk

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

Please help if you can.

A:Xp wont load past windows splash screen

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

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

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

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I'm running windows XP, and cannot get it to load past the black screen with the windows logo and the blue progress bar..the screen that you see (usually for just a few seconds) right before your desktop pops up. I've run malwarebytes and hijackthis, logs below, and spybot. No spybot log, but it did find some things that it said were successfully removed after the scan. The only thing I can get my computer to do, at this point, is open up in safe mode...windows will load there, but not during a normal start-up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Hijackthis Log:Scan saved at 10:36:12, on 2010-09-21Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Running processes:C:WINDOWSSystem32smss.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32winlogon.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32services.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32lsass.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:Program FilesWindows DefenderMsMpEng.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSExplorer.EXEC:Documents and SettingsOwnerDesktopHijackThis.exeR1 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - C:PROGRA~1SPYBOT~1SDHelper.dllO4 - HKLM..Run: [SunKistEM] "C:Program FilesDigital M... Read more

A:Windows XP won't load past black screen of doom

Hello [/color]

Welcome to BleepingComputer
=====================Download [color="#FF0000"]OTL to your desktop.Double click on OTL to run it.
When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Under Custom scan's and fixes section paste in the below in bold

netsvcs
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*
%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /90
%systemroot%\system32\Spool\prtprocs\w32x86\*.dll
Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.====================
Please download Rootkit Unhooker and save it to your desktop.Double-click RKUnhookerLE.exe to run it.Click the Report tab, then click ScanCheck Drivers, Stealth Code, Files, and Code HooksUncheck the rest, then click OKWhen prompted to Select Disks for Scan, make sure C:\ is checked and click OKWait till the scanner has finished then go File > Save ReportSave the report somewhere you... Read more

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Hi, the day before the problem started, my AVG picked up a virus alert. I simply clicked "heal". Next time i turned on my computer (windows vista service pack 1), i typed in my password in the login screen and it said "welcome". That apparently never changed However, safe mode does allow me to log in to my profile. I suspect the boot sector of the hard disk is damaged. Can anyone help..? Thank you.

HijackThis log:(DSS was apparently not available for download).

Running processes:
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Users\Obi\Desktop\HiJackThis.exe

R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Verizon Broadband Toolbar - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-8398-26FADCF27386} - C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\VERIZO~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
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A:Windows won't load past the welcome screen in normal mode.

Hello PlayaSP,


Quote:




DSS was apparently not available for download




Correct, and it has not been for quite some time. Have a look at our sticky topic http://www.techsupportforum.com/f174...xe-280436.html

Nor is HijackThis the preferred initial scanning tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance.

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

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs.


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

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Hi all,
I've been having big trouble with my computer and have been unable to fix it. About a week ago my desktop computer began doing this. Everything loads as normal to begin with and I get to the windows load screen, but then the screen blacks out, and then reappears with a pixelated version of the dotted loading circle and no windows icon above it, just a black screen.

I have gone through advice elsewhere and done a system restore - to no effect. I have disconnected all my devices during startup (flashdrive, mouse, keyboard) to no effect. I have also tried downloading the windows 'MediaCreationTool' (recommended by microsoft for this though I don't know why), installing it onto a flashdrive and loading the computer with the flashdrive inserted - no effect. I finally got to the stage where I've cleared the computer files and attempted to go through the windows re-install but it froze before the install and is now back to the same loading screen as before when I turn it on. I can access can access the BIOS menu when I hit delete as the computer loads and could access the repair screen when I hit tab, but it now wont load for some reason (after about 20 tries).

This started after a Windows 10 update tried to install itself a few times (for some reason it had asked to install the update 3 times and I let it do it each time) but this should not be an issue now I have reset my computer back to its original settings.

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

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

A:My Computer wont load past the windows loading screen

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Hey there Vista forums,

Hoping you can help me out.

This week, i've been having a lot of issues with Windows Vista. It's been freezing, blue screening, refusing to boot properly, and a list of other issues. I've tried fix after fix, and i feel as though now i've just compounded the problem.

From the start I'd like to say that I am an OEM system builder, and i have my own coppy of a full windows vista 64 bit installation CD.

I run two hard drives, 500gb and 750gb, with windows vista installed on the 500, and nothing but games on the 750.

The issue i have right now is that i cant log in past the welcome screen.

It started with the computer telling me upon startup that it cant load vista, because winload.exe was either missing or corrupt. Some research showed me that it was a common problem, and gave me some things to try as fixes.

So far, i have:

Run Chkdsk
Run Sfc /scannow (it didnt work)
Ran the startup repair from the Vista CD
Tried booting in safe mode
Run more Chkdsks
Run MORE chkdsks
Run more startup repairs (each one yielding different results)

And somehow, i've gotten the computer to turn on, and bring me to the login screen. However, once i log in, It just goes to a black screen with nothing.

I have researched this, too, and tried bringing up Task Manager, and then manually rebooting Explorer.exe

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A:Windows Vista won't load past login screen, after many problems.

Hello, well, interesting situation here, Hardware or software, If able post this log : Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
If unable , can you check your hardware please : Memory Diagnostics
and this one : HD Diagnostic

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On the Monday July 26th i was hit with a virus bomb with 4 types of rogue software, a bunch of trojan and including a smitfraud-c. I got rid of these viruses, but I accidently wiped a section that i supposed to not touch. Apon rebooting my system i get a dell bios loading screen then just black.

I tried to go to safe mode it shows the files loading, but it won't go to the windows screen. I have a installation cd for windows but some of the files won't load properly. i tried making a CD-RW copy on my reinstallation for windows, but my disk won't read 4 files.

A:dell bios load then black screen no windows logo

and welcome to the Forum

If a repair install did not help, probably your best bet is a clean install. You can take the drive out to salvage any data you cherish that is not backed up.

You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here
http://support.dell.com/support/topi...n&s=dhs&~ck=mn

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Hi...I have a compaq 5108US, windows xp pro.. recently installed a new hard drive, which worked fine for a few months. now when I try to turn on the computer, all I get is a black screen, with the compaq logo, and an immediate blinking cursor in the upper right hand corner. Tabbing f8 etc does not bring me to the safe mode option screen. I had the same problem a few months ago, of which I ended up having a new hard drive installed and that solved the problem. I wouldnt think a new hard drive would go bad that quick (if this is the problem this time). No beeps.. I also installed a new memory board, and it reads 504 memory ok, 164 memory size error, in addition to the black screen, compaq logo and blinking cursor. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!
 

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Inspiron 15R SE 7520
When I attempt to start my laptop it goes to the Dell logo screen and will not boot Windows 8. Any suggestions?
I've had the computer less than a month and if I have to restore the system completely it will not cause much of a problem.

Thanks for the help in advance!

A:Dell Laptop w/ Windows 8 won't boot past dell logo screen

Hello Univers789,
Re-installing windows is the last resort. So before doing that, you can try the steps mentioned below which might fix the issue. 1. Restart the laptop and start tapping the F2 key at the Dell logo for enter the BIOS. 2. Navigate to the “Advanced” menu. 3. Change the SATA operation/selection in BIOS from Intel Smart Response to AHCI. 4. Press F10 to save changes and exit. 5. Reboot the system. 6. Go back into the BIOS by tapping the F2 key and change the SATA operation/selection in BIOS from AHCI to Intel Smart Response. 7. Save changes and exit by pressing the F10 key. 8. Reboot the system and it should boot normally into Windows. In case the above steps don’t fix the issue, run the Pre-Boot System Assessment (PSA / ePSA) Diagnostics. Run the test and check if gives any error code. Note down the error code and update me with the same, would let you know the next course of action. Please write back with results. 

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