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After loading bios, booting from hdd,computer loses power during vista loading screen

Q: After loading bios, booting from hdd,computer loses power during vista loading screen

Computer: Not with the computer in question now, but here are some general specs. Running Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium on a pretty cheap desktop Emachine T series 3626 which came with 1g of ram and 150g of free space.

Issue: After loading bios, booting from hdd, computer loses power during vista loading screen. After 4-5 tries computer does boot successfully but can lose power again at any time with no obvious reasons as to why. Computer won't even boot in safe mode.

*Note. If the computer had been running recently however, the first boot attempt is usually successful.

I have been dealing with this problem for about a month and a half now. It seemed to pop up just after I made some changes to startup config., I copied Reason 4.0 (music production program) and World of Warcraft to my 500 gig external hard drive and have ran both those programs from either my internal HDD or external HDD and also save data on both. I may have changed bios/cmos during that time but it's unlikely. About a 6 months ago I overclocked my computer, and a year ago I installed an extra 500mb of ram. Also my tower tipped over about 2 months ago while it was running but the hit wasn't hard and the computer kept running normally. I wish I could tell you exactly when this issue started and whether or not it was before or after the changes I have made in the past month and a half but I can't remember. Anyways I've tired all sorts of solutions. Here is what I can remember doing.

*Note. After everything I tried in the list below I did install a clean copy of Vista and wiped my HDD clean, but the first cold boot after doing so the computer lost power just before vista loading screen which is even sooner than usual.

Updated all drives, resetting bios/cmos, deleting all unnecessary programs including Reason from my internal HDD and WoW altogether , testing individual sticks of ram (although I am not confident I did that correctly), tried 2 different power sources but all on the same floor as my computer, cleaned the inside of my tower, looked for burnt or loose components, unplugged all cords inside computer and plugged them back in again tightened loose screws, took lithium battery out for five minutes and put it back in to reset cmos in a different manner, changed boot order from cdrom-hdd-removable to hdd-cdrom-removable, tried booting with external HDD plugged in or not plugged in, defragged both HDD's, changed power/visual settings to both high performance and low performance, downloaded SpeedFan to ensure problem wasn't overheating, switched monitor's power cord with the towers to ensure it wasn't faulty, booted in safe mode as mentioned, and downloaded cc cleaner to both clean comp, and to fix errors it found.

That's everything I can think of, and most of the information is now redundant after the reinstall but I thought I would include it anyways.SO ! What next? It seems pretty obvious it's a hardware issue but I would like to narrow it down as much as I can before taking it in to a professional. Anyways thanks in advance and sorry if the post is longer than necessary.

Oh one more thing, I really do need to start using this computer everyday again so based on what I have written, how unwise would it be to ignore the issue, hope I am not damaging the computer, and continue working?

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A: After loading bios, booting from hdd,computer loses power during vista loading screen

Hello BeauDDS, welcome to Vista Forums!

Please explain in detail what you mean by ...

"computer loses power during vista loading screen"

do you mean it loses all electrical power or something else?

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Hi guys, i use a sony vaio laptop, model VGN-NR11S/S, with windows vista home premium installed. I noticed that when booting with a CD in it, it stops at the loading bar screen (black screen) and does not continue booting except i remove the CD.

The problem now is that it does not boot beyond the loading bar screen anymore with or without a CD in the system. I cant use the system again, i need suggestions to get the system functioning. Thanks.

A:windows vista not booting to logon screen, stops at loading bar screen

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i have 2 computers crashed, the motherboard has power, the processors fan is working as well as the video card i suppose is still up, coz its fan is running also. But bios screen is not showing. The reset button is useless...the problem began when i noticed the machines frequently hangs up at restarts its self. and i tried to check the bios setting, it hung up in bios. Somebody please give me a tip to somehow try to resolve this. thank you.
motherboard is ASUS P5P800S.

A:BIOS/POST not loading, black screen only, mobo has power.


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I'm not sure if this is the right place or not.
I have a custom built computer (my brother built it), it's very lightly used, lately I've just been using it to upload photos and use photoshop. Anyway today MSI scan said there was a bios update available so I went through all the steps to download and install, it said the computer would restart. The computers screen went black (like it shut down) but the tower lights and fans stayed on. I thought maybe it was still doing something so I left it alone but after over an hour nothing had changed, I did a force shut down (holding the power button until it turned off) but now when I turn the computer back on it won't get past the MSI screen where it says to press del to run bios setup it f11 to run boot menu. I've tried pressing both but nothing happens. Also the computer doesn't have a cd drive so I can't repair with the bios disc or windows disc. Please help!

A:computer not loading past bios screen

Forgot to add, currently running windows 10 and the motherboard is an MSI a88xm-e45

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I have recently used Driver Genius to update some drivers and had a power outage while installing the video card drivers. After the power was restored I could not boot normally (it would go blank after the loading screen goes away before the log on screen comes up.) So I boot into safe mode and install the drivers there, and then restart. It worked after about 12 tries.... Now, it will not load normally at all anymore.
While checking the system error logs, I find that (from 9/26/09 - 9/27/09) I am missing quite a few catalog files in the "system32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}" directory. I also have many DCOM errors...

See "SysErrors.txt" in attachments
I have also ran chkdsk with many errors (I assume they are)

See "ChkDskOutput.txt" in attachments.


Here's another possible culprit... Leftover video card drivers.... While I thought that my nVidia card somehow fried when the power went out, I put my ATI card in and tried to install the drivers for it, but to no avail... Oddly enough, the only way I could get it to work was by manually installing the drivers. While doing an automated install, I received the error message "Severe: Setup did not find a driver compatible with your current hardware or operating system. Setup will now exit."

What could be wrong???

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A:Computer only booting in safe mode... Blank after loading screen on normal restart.

In order for me to boot normally, I must disable my display adapter (ATI) in Device Manager....

I have tried it with both nVidia and ATI cards and I must disable both in order to boot correctly.. I installed them seperatly so there wouldn't be any conflicts.... How am I supposed to get my video card working If I can't enable it...

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Well I have had heat problems on my computer for a while someone told me at another forum that I should put a fan near the hard drives 250GB X2 hard drives I did that I also pulled out some left over stuff that i didnt need anymore that was not plugged into anything i pulled out two 6GB hard drives and 1 CD Rom drive Not used not even plugged in then I put the case back together then I find out that its not starting up now?

What could be wrong with my computer?

A:Computer stops loading at bios load screen?

How far does it get in the boot process? Does the BIOS detect your harddrive? Perhaps you accidently unplugged your boot drive?

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Hi dear fellows,

I just connected my brand new PC with the monitor, yet I fail to get windows on the screen.
The computer turns on, bios is accessible and visible on the screen, yet right after windows screen, the monitor goes bananas - red screens, green screens, blank and all over again. It appears it is trying different resolutions for some reason.
Any clue what is happening??

The PC has windows 10, six i5 cores and gtx 1050Ti, if that would be of help.

Thanks a bunch!

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I was having trouble installing a TV card, it wasn't showing up as an uninstalled device and the and running an installer gave a no support error. So I wanted to enter my bios to see if there was some PCIE setting screwing things up, but whenever I press delete on the loading screen it won't enter the bios instead it just stalls on the loading screen. I've tried multiple times it does it every time.

I'm running windows XP SP3 the MB is an ABIT IP35

A:computer freezes on loading screen when trying to enter bios

You can try resetting the CMOS jumper on the motherboard...then attempt to enter the BIOS.

You might also want to possibly consider replacing your CMOS battery. When it starts to weaken, the BIOS/system tends to act strangely, IME.


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My friend's computer (which I'm using) is stuck at loading screen. It's a Toshiba Satellite 64-bit with Windows Vista. I told him to format but he refuses because he doesn't want to lose stuff he has.

I am currently on the Safe Mode with Networking, so anything you need me to do I can do from here, except install programs.

I tried to do a virus scan with avast!, but the computer shut down. Tried again, and it shut down again. It shut down when it was about 70% done, and it had found 18 infected files. I did another scan, but this time I stopped it when it had 11 infected files and moved them to chest. And now when I do the scan it shuts down on 4%.

Can this be the cause of my problem? Or is it another thing? Solutions?

A:Computer stuck at loading screen (Windows Vista)

Can this be the cause of my problem?Click to expand...

Yup. Start a new thread in the Malware forum on this site and the experts will help you to clean it.

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Ok, so I don't know how this happened but a while before the keyboard and mouse started malfunctioning on the vista computer. Over the weekend, I don't know how but the computer will not boot properly anymore. Nothing happens! I load the computer, it manages its way to the load screen and the green progress thing moves and stops after about the 8th loop. I can't use any recovery tools because it freezes on boot. Safe mode doesn't load, it loads all these files and just stays stuck. I tried a CMOS reset, I tried a lot of things and I don't know what to do.

I would appreciate any and all help! Thank you.

A:VISTA Computer hangs on boot (right on the loading screen)

It could be a failing hard drive. I would go to your web site for your hard drive manufacturer and download the diagnostic tools for DOS. This way you can run it when you boot your computer.

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Hi, My computer gets as far as the windows vista loading screen but just stays there, ive tried system restore, system repair and even tried to use a back-up drive, none of these work. I am able to get to command prompt but i dont know enough about computers to use it. If anyone could help me it would be very much appreciated, thanks Kieran.

Acer Aspire 6530G
Windows Vista Home Premium
250 gig hard drive
4g ram- if you need anymore information i will let you know (obviously i cant get a hijack this)

A:Computer wont get past windows vista loading screen

So you have tried booting from the Vista disc and used Startup Repair.....and did it say it was successful?

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uhhh sorry if i dont do this right, but anyway my computer is not booting up basically, but it will boot in safe mode but when in normal boot a blue screen appears and says something about a crash dump and then my computer restarts quickly...wondering how to fix it and if im infected

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Hi Everybody,
I do have a Compaq Presario C505TU Laptop with the following specifications:

Intel Dual Core,2GB RAM,160 GB HDD.

My Laptop is running on Dual Operating System:

D-Drive: Windows Server 2003 (Oracle11i E-Business Suite software)
E-Drive: WindowsXP (For General Purpose).

Thing is like after Installing this 2 Operating Systems,i have installed Audio and Video drivers successfully.
Since i had no accurate drivers for installing WLAN drivers, i called up to HP Tech Support and i had an Online Chat with the tech person.The tech guy has given some 2 drivers,which i had installed and later the second driver which is for the BIOS update.The tech guy said i need to install this BIOS update driver.I had confirmed and reconfirmed whether there is any data loss in my laptop.The guy said there won't be any loss and told to install the driver.Once i installed the BIOS UPDATE driver ,the driver has flashed my BIOS and totally messed up my laptop.Later the next day i had chatted again with another tech guy and they said that is the wrong driver and the new guy has suggest the appropiate driver for my laptop.It was really disgusting since i couldn't log on to my Windows and do my job.

So, i need some help in this issue.How can restore my BIOS settings back to normal and keep my laptop running Windows.

So, when i started booting up my system with the BOOTABLE XP CD,its booting up and later it throws an error message "Your HDD are not detected,check if it is pro... Read more

A:Windows booting fails when the BIOS flashes with new settings after loading a driver

Well you should always verify the drivers you download. But BIOS's are not updated or restored in the 'software' sense, they are flashed in the hardware sense. So, to 'restore' simply take the original BIOS and flash it again. You'll probably have to see if you can download the original BIOS from HP.

If your HDD is not detected at boot, WHILE BOOTING you will be prompted to hit F6 to install 3rd party SCSI drivers, hit F6 here. It will prompt you for a floppy containing the drivers for your disk. Make sure you have a floppy ready to go. Again HP will have the drivers on their site, if you do not have one ready.

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Right I have tried a load of the things serjested but cant really find any thing that works

on first install of windows 7 (and XP when I was using it) the comp ran fine booted in less than 30secs, but over the couple of weeks it just keeps getting slower and slower now it can take anywhere between 3-5min.
once it has booted to windows log on screen it takes all of a secound to load.

I built my and my brothers comps, there both using the same Mobo/CPU I have 4GB (he has 2GB) but his computer boots faster than mine.

no problems once the comp has started apart from certain settings wont save like where I leave my Icons on DT, and screens staying maximized.

would give boot log but cant remember how to get it...

A:Booting Time, On Windows loading screen

Set a static ip for slight improvement.

Defrag with O&O while Windows is offline. Run a scheduled task with in the program to do this, for when next time Windows boots.

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HP laptop presario dv6000 running Windows XP Media center edition

When you turn it on, it loads all the way up to the Windows loading screen where the progress bar loads/acts normally, but the next screen is black and does not progress past this.

What I've tried:
Booting in VGA mode. Same deal.
Booting in safe mode. Starts to load the drivers/sys files, then hangs and does not progress.
Booting with "Last known good configuration". Same deal.
Hooking it up to an external monitor and doing all of the above, no change in behavior (note: when the monitor is black it doesn't go inactive - i.e. the power light is green and not orange)

Pulled the hard drive and ran checkdisk. No bad sectors.

Booted with XP CD and started the Recovery Console to attempt using some commands, but am stopped due to this error:
"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.

Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup, press F3"

(Note: this particular laptop comes with a HP recovery partition)

I also ran the diagnostic utility included in the system's BIOS, hard disk Self test. Results:
Quick - Pass
Comprehensive - Pass
S.M.A.R.T. - Pass

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A:Hangs while booting after Windows loading screen

You could try a repair install.How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install

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I have a HP G42, its an old model but it does its job. Yesterday I was watching some videos and after pressing the F2 key to decrease the brightness of the screen, the screen went black, but i could still hear the video playing. After turning it off, I turned it on and i was greated, as usual, with the loading screen (HP logo in the middle of the dcreen and some text in the bottom left that sayd something like- press ESC for boot up screen). But the screen wouldnt go away to continue with the boot up. Pressing the ESC, F1-12 nothing happens, only the text in the bottom changes to something like- "F2 Starting report screen...". Tried taking out the battery and unplugging it, didnt work. Then i unplugged the battery and power plug and i pushed the power up button for 30 seconds, still didnt work. What could this be?

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I have a HP Envy that I got about a year ago, recently (yesterday) it has been not booting up. What happens is when I press the power button it loads up and goes past the hp loading screen, but when it gets the the first windows loading screen, it kinda flickers from that to a black screen, also the on screen keyboard will pop up and go down all the time. Really not sure why it is doing this, can't even get on my computer. One last thing, if I wait long enough it will pop up with an error saying "LogonUI.exe - Application Error. The exception Breakpoint. A breakpoint has been reached. (0x80000003) occurred in the application at location 0x00007FFD23A5C753. Click ok the terminate the program" if I click ok it just start flickering again or just goes to a black screen.

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Hey, this monday night my computer randomly turned off and wouldent boot at that time. I just assumed it was a overheat issue since it happened once before and thought it would be fine in the morning. However I was sadly wrong. Whenever i try to start my computer either it will just shut down 5 seconds after I press the power button or will get me to windows but will shut down before its done loading the desktop.

Brought it to a tech who did a quick check over it. Tried a differnt power supply, blew out all the dust, took the ram out and tried it with only 1 stick etc, however the problem still occured. He said it was most likely the motherboard or processor and possbily but unlikely the ram and also mentioned how there was a power surge in the area on the same night my computer turned off. My computer was plugged into a power bar but it is only a cheap one and the surge protection isnt very high i assume. Also, when I brought the tower back home and it being unplugged for about 6 hours it loaded the desktop and stayed on for about 3 minutes before shutting down (i was able to access and run programs fine), after which it would keep shutting down 5 sec afters boot up. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas how to fix this and if it is a fan problem or the processer or motherboard is fried or damaged. Also I did try differnt cables, power outlets and power bars as well. Any help would be appreciated.

Forgot to add:
Processor: 3Ghz intel
Ram: 1 Gig DDR 333 mhz i believe
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A:Computer shutting down when booting/loading

This sounds a lot like what happen to my Dell E510. In fact, heres the thread for it:


I think its the motherboard. I ran memtest a couple times, once over night. I tried two different hdd's with fresh XP installs. I don't think its the CPU, mostly cause the computer just doesnt go off, it shuts down. Theres a heatsink on my mobo that heats up a lot.

Does your computer just shut off, or does it shut itself down?

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I am getting the blank screen with mouse only. When I press ctrl alt del I get the windows lock this computer ect. When I choose task manager it does not load. I can't find my system recover disc, safe mode is the same result. I tried safe mode with command prompt typed explorer.exe it said access denied.
I do not have a Vista OS disc since laptop came pre- loaded with vista. I don't I would appreciate any help.
Oh I also wanted to know if I make a vista system recover disc from one of our laptops at work will work on mine?

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it was working perfectly fine just a few days ago with the latest turbo boost drivers:
suddenly, i don't know what happened (the last thing i did was change the font dpi settings) but now, loading the os takes much longer and with those same drivers, the screen displays nothing but black even after reinstalling them in safe mode.

i've resorted to using the older drivers: which actually work perfectly, but i'm very concerned about what may have caused this in the first place.

one possible clue: when loading the os in safe mode, it actually hangs for about 20 seconds on a file that it also hung with when attempting to load the os from a hdd that then shortly died. could it be that this hdd is dying?

A:2730p displays nothing but black after loading vista, is loading os slowly


My name is Debbie.

If you run the Hardware Diagnostics you might be able to find the cause of this continuous Slow Hard drive issues.
Further I would suggest you to run scan of good Antivirus and spyware which might be able to pick some infections from your system. Try to disable some start up items by going into MSCONFIG.

For further assistance please reply

Thanks & Regards

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it was working perfectly fine just a few days ago with the latest turbo boost drivers: suddenly, i don't know what happened (the last thing i did was change the font dpi settings) but now, loading the os takes much longer and with those same drivers, the screen displays nothing but black even after reinstalling them in safe mode. i've resorted to using the older drivers: which actually work perfectly, but i'm very concerned about what may have caused this in the first place. one possible clue: when loading the os in safe mode, it actually hangs for about 20 seconds on a file that it also hung with when attempting to load the os from a hdd that then shortly died. could it be that this hdd is dying?

A:2730p displays nothing but black after loading vista, is loading os slowly

The first thing that I would try is a system restore.
If that does not work it could be hd or other hardware problem
Are you sure that you did not download any virus or malware?
System Restore - How to

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Black screen on booting up.

Description, I press the power button to boot the laptop. It acts like it will boot fine. I see the ASUS logo. After that, a black screen(sometimes it will go away - 90% of the time, I have to force shutdown and hold down power button 30-60 seconds. Other observations are that it sounds like the fan is still running or the HDD is making noise (not head crash noise, but it sounds maybe like the fan us running hard?

This randomly happens.

I have a feeling it may be:

User Profile Corruption (I should be using a Local Account)
Signs Hard Disk Failure
Windows Problems in general
Display Adapter, or USB Bluetooth Peripherals (MSFT Sculpt Business Keyboard and Anker USB Bluetooth Mouse)

Is anyone else experiencing this issue?
Is it likely a HDD issue?

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Title says it all really.

Upon booting up Vista, error message 'Error loading operating system' appears.

Cannot boot into Safe Mode using F8.

When booting with Vista DVD, files are loaded but screen goes completely black (no Cursor).

Bit stumped really, can't seem to do anything. Any advice greatly appreciated.


A:Error Loading Operating System - Black Screen When Booting from DVD Too

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Hi, system is windows 7 home prem. 64bit, after removing avsecurity 2012, will not boot, no bluescreen either which is weird. however heres the log, thank you for your time i hope you get to this one quickluy.

A:AvSecurity 2012 Removal not booting past loading screen

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Hello. My computer was randomly losing power when I used software that requires heavy memory usage (Like burning a DVD). I checked what the cause of this could be and it could be due to overheating.. so I checked the grade celsius from BIOS and it was 90. I checked the grade celcius on my computer with Coretemp and core 1 was 120, core 2 was 110, core 3 and 4 were 90 (Quad core..). I heard dust could be the problem for overheating, so I got rid of dust in my computer (There was quite a bit). I removed the fan of the prossessor because there was dust on there, I removed the prossessor to see if it looked alright, returned the prossesor and the fan, returned the power cable on the computer and turned it on and the first thing it says is "New CPU installed", and "loading new files"... something like that. And of course my computer once again loses power while in the process of that. So I tried looking for some dust again, placed the cables better so air could flow better through the computer, I start it up and 4 seconds later it reboots. It does this everytime now. When I start up my computer, 4 seconds later it shuts down then turns on. Then, I have no screen at all.

What could be the cause of this? If someone has a solution for me I would appreciate it. Sorry for my bad english.

A:Computer loses power and no screen

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Here's my Hijackthis log, and I noticed more O4 entries than I usually have. Thanks!

Edit: I neglected to mention that AVG found no problems with my computer, but google is telling me that I may have a trojan.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:38:26 PM, on 7/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Private Folder 1.0\PrfldSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:Computer booting, loading programs slower than normal

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If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.
Download SDFix and save it to your desktop.
Do not do anything with this yet!

Reboot your system in Safe Mode.Restart the computer. The computer begins processing a set of instructions known as BIOS.
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8 (dependent on your system this may be F5 or another key)
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
Use the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.

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Someone I ran into recently said they had the same problem, and that it was caused by some form of virus / spyware / malware / what have you.

The first symptom was a while back when the Windows loading / booting screen seemed to go haywire with pulsation. Further down the line, video game cinematic scenes were affected similarly and basically make playing games impossible as the entire game's resolution gets FUBAR'd after a cut scene begins.

Other things are most likely effected, but these examples are the most apparent.

Note: In some cases, like Diablo II: LoD, repeatedly toggling the resolution can rectify this, begging the question of whether it's a graphic card / monitor problem or an actual infection.

I'm not exactly sure what the cause of this rather inconvenient problem is, or how to go about fixing it.

Anyone know what it all stems from, or have an educated guess?

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I have a PC that started shutting down (just a cold loss of power) at the windows loading screen. the computer would boot up in "safe mode with networking" but not in "safe mode". I get no error messages, see no blue screen moments before power failure, nothing. I have tried running a OS repair by booting from a XP CD and using the repair console(i guess that might be better called the disk check, dskchk /r), repairing the OS by booting from the XP CD and choosing to repair the windows installation instead of overwriting the existing install. when i tried to repair it the second time the system again drops power at one point in the repair. after that happened a few times i just formated the hard drive and reinstalled clean, or i tried too. In the middle of the reinstall right after i enter the owner name, aria code, and windows product key, power failure again. I have tried replacing the power supply with a known good PS, removing the PCI-E video and running on the on-board(which was never used just in favor of the PCI-E card), removed all other peripherals but the CD drive and hard drive with no change. Even replaced the RAM with still no change. There is no time frame involved in the power failure, it can set at one point for hours with no problem or be logged into "safe mode with networking" and used for long stretches of time with no power loss.

I am going to try using a different hard drive (the thought just hit me when i saw a ol... Read more

A:PC Drops power at windows loading screen

Honestly...it sounds like a power supply or overheating issue.Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/ Louis

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Hi Vista Forum members,
I have a question for you experts out there in Cyber Land. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium Edition X64 bit OS SP2, with Windows Internet Explorer version 8 as my IE browser. Whenever I turn on my computer it takes nearly one minute for the blue BIOS screen to load and continue on. Is there an adjustment to limit this load speed? I would appreciate your help. Thank you.

A:Blue BIOS screen slow in loading

The length of the BIOS cycle depends on the amount of features and devices it is checking on your system. If you have a lot of gear on your system, it will be slower than on a quasi "naked" system. I also noticed that an SSD in the system seems to slow down the BIOS cycle - at least on my system.
Try to disconnect whatever is easy to do and see whether that makes a difference.

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Hi, I got a new 22" Acer Monitor yesterday and I had a 1440 x 900 - 19" Acer before.

For some reason the splashscreen of the motherboard and bios are not loading in full screen but the OS works fine even the login page. It is sort of centered with a black background

How can I set it in full screen please ? It is really bothering me. My Graphic card is Gainward Gtx 275. The motherboard is Asus P6T SE.

Ps. There is no option on the monitor that says fullscreen or widescreen.

A:BIOS Not loading full screen - 1900x1080 - Please Help


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Hi there!
I have this strange problem:I can't see my Bios loading .The screen is totaly black untill the windows' welcome screen , and then everything is back to normal.
It happened when I updated my motherboard Bios (Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI ,Rev. 1.0) through the original vendor's Website .
Any idea , what happened?

A:Solved: Black screen while loading BIOS

express49 said:

Hi there!
I have this strange problem:I can't see my Bios loading .The screen is totaly black untill the windows' welcome screen , and then everything is back to normal.
It happened when I updated my motherboard Bios (Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI ,Rev. 1.0) through the original vendor's Website .
Any idea , what happened?
Thanks!Click to expand...

Ok , it came back to normal , at a reboot , no idea what happened!

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okay so my computer boots all fine and dandy untill it gets to the windows loading screen, there isnt a loading sign and it stays like that forever... It started doing that after an automatic update. Its getting really hot too kinda weird...
EDIT: i fixed it! I remembered that one of my old computers hated restarting with the mouse and keyboard plugged in so i tried it and it worked

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So here's the problem, i have Pavilion tx2500 with a new hard drive 750GB wich had linux on it.I've installed windows 7 over linux, after installation completed it got me staight to login screen and requested password which i actually didn't set. I wans't able to log in, tried to restart, same thing. Then i restarted again, this time i had no bios loading screen, no windows loading screen ofcourse. So now i have no video and only numlock is flashing with a period 4-5sec, caps isn't. Hard drive indicator isn't flashing at all, every other one is lit. Wifi indicator is red. Fan is working as well. Please help, i've tried some stuff like bios reset or switching ram modules, also tried connecting external monitor, nothing helped. 

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Sorry, i really don't know where to write this, so please, redirect the post if needed.
The fact is that i don't know what's the TRUE problem, maybe a virus, maybe an error, maybe the computer is too old...
However, when computer starts, sometime there is no signal sent to my monitor, and the computer don't give any sign of life if not the fans's voice.
Other times, the black page with white writes loads correctly, but when the os should load, i see NTLDR is missig, and when this don't happen, some other files are missing. I tryed copying them in the Windows folder from another computer, but the problem doesn't solve. However, the other computer started to have the same kind of problems too! 
There are only 3 things in common before the problem appeared:
The used os is Windows XP
The computers loaded the webpage "italiafilm.it"
The computers used Real Player Downloader in this website.
In both the computers there are other operative systems: the first has also Windows ME, while the second has also Windows 7. ME don't load, maybe for a problem of ntldr, but 7 started right now under my eyes... miracle!
Sometime is possible to open the bios with f2 at starting, but everytime, it needed a manual reset before to start.
So? Please, i'd like to know two things:
1)What's the cause
2)What's the solution
Thanks you all
Known also as "the one who was full of problems"

A:Problems with bios at computer loading

Sometime is possible to open the bios with f2 at starting, but everytime, it needed a manual reset before to start.
Are you stating that the BIOS needs to be reset?
Is the clock keeping the proper date and time?

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I've been troubleshooting a laptop off and on for a while now and I hope I now have enough clues to diagnose the problem.

Trouble first started for the owner almost a year ago when Vista stopped loading automatically. It went into "Windows error recovery" screen with the options of repair or start windows normally. When he chose start normally it would load Vista just fine. Meanwhile, he had the hard drive loaded to the brim with movies and he thinks he remembers getting at least one warning at some point that the disc was getting full. I don't know if the first warning came before Vista stopped booting or after.

This error recovery option worked for him until this past January. Since then, when "load Windows normally" is selected it tries to, but then goes to a blue screen saying that loading has been stopped to prevent damage, suggests turning off memory caching, etc. and reports a memory dump. The latest log (1/19/2012) shows several attempts to download some Vuze plugins, recording "unknown host" errors. Vuze is a movie download service. It seems that it tried to download updates while there was no internet connection.

1.Since then I have removed several movies and freed up about 20 Gb of space.
2.The process log at X:\sources\recovery\tools reports:
Function init adapter failure, failed to initialize the RAID class. etc.
3.SFC/scannow reports no integrity problems.
4.Chkdsk finds no bad sectors.
5.Automatic startup r... Read more

A:Vista not loading, boot sector problem? BIOS? Multiple problems?

Its got to be the motherboard. Have you checked the internal CPU heatsink for contamination from dust and other debris?

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I am trying to get into my computer's BIOS setup to change the boot sequence, but the problem is that when I turn on the computer, I can hear the noises that tells me it's loading, but the power button on my monitor is orange. It doesn't show the BIOS screen or the Windows XP loading screen, but the monitor turns on when it gets to the login screen. Does anyone here know what the problem is? I didn't have much luck Googling this problem.

A:Monitor doesn't show the BIOS and the Windows loading screen, help!?

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As you know, when the notebook is on AC power, the display uses maximum brightness. When it is on batteries, it uses a reduced brightness.

The problem that I observed is that If I start the laptop on batteries and plug in the AC Adapter while BIOS is loading, it does not change the brightness to maximum. Why ?

If I plug it in after the BIOS screen, it changes the brightness perfectly.

Please advice on how to correct this...

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Hi Forum,
I looked at a friend's computer yesterday, a Medion PC MT6, running Windows XP. This computer has had many error messages recently. One being:
C:\WINDOWS\system 32\kquaxiua.dll The specified module cannot be found. and:
dwwin.exe-App.Error. The memory could not be read.
I found out this is the Dr. Watson error reporting tool.
I ran sfc /scannow and it found in seconds that there were missing XP files but only having the companies OEM disc, it would not extract those files from the XP disc.
I thought a full reboot might be in order, but there were a lot of documents and jpg.'s my friend wanted to remove first. The problem being now that NERO on her computer would not work. I installed the latest DeepBurner 1.9 from my flash drive successfully and started to copy the files onto disc, but that just froze.
I next decided to go into safe mode and try to burn files to disc that way, so restarted the computer and tapped the f8 key. This caused an unexpected result: we now have a blank screen, the screen power light flashes, which shows it remains in standby, the power is ok to the tower and the CPU fan can be heard, but no BIOS loading, so of course no XP. I thought maybe worth trying a different keyboard. On startup all 3 keyboard lights flash and stay off.
Any ideas anyone?

A:[SOLVED] bios not loading now on ailing computer

What are the hardware specs, including power supply wattage and
brand. I tried to look at the specs online, but seems it varied a great
deal. Im suspecting a bad/cheap power supply.

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When I turn on my comp or reboot it won't let the bios/windows load until I disconnect it. I have been putting up with this ever since I got my ipod over a year ago and finally it has become annoying enough for me to make a thread about it.

How do I fix this problem?

I run XP Home SP2 with an
EPoX EP-9NPAJ 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard

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Hi folks.This is my first post and I really need help from the experts in this forum.First of all let me start with my PC configuration.I`am using a desktop PC with the following :

Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66 GHz
Memory : 2029 MB
OS : Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit version

I was using windows XP PRO when I first experienced this problem.Whenever I started the PC,the system was stuck on the screen with the windows flag an the loading bar.It used to get stuck for 15-20 mins and then it gave me the log in screen.I did a little bit of googling and tried out a few things.I started by first cleaning my 2 RAM chips.Then I defragmented my hard disk as well as my ram using System Mechanic.Also ran the analysis and compacted the registry.The system was still stuck on the loading screen.I tried system restore and used 2 different points but same issue.Also did the windows repair using the windows disk but no use.I read somewhere that a CMOS reset can solve the problem.Hence did that as well.Also replaced the Lithium battery but no joy.Then I decided to install Vista.Formatted C drive and installed Vista Ultimate.However I still have the same issue.Now I get stuck on the screen with the green loading bar for 15-20 mins and after that the system works fine.Also tried repair option in Vista using disk but all in vain.

I would also like to point out that i have scanned my PC using NAV 2008 and it found some threats and they were all removed.I can`t see how this c... Read more

A:Stuck on loading screen in Vista

Wow.I can`t believe that no one has even given a single reply...

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amd phenom 2.30ghz
asus mvp 3a32 mb bios version 1301
ati radeon 3870 512 mb
bfg 800watt psu
500 gig seagate barracuda hdd
gskill 4 gbite 800 mhz ram
windows vista 64bit home premium sp1

OK the situation is when i boot my pc everything runs fine up to windows loading bar it stop there. I tested ram in another pc and tested another set of ram in my pc works fine. I havnt yet tested cpu in another pc yet. I tryed booting from vista cd it also stops at loading bar, i tryed without hdd connected and tryed with another hdd connected and vista wont boot from cd, i can get into bios and load defaults, when i boot pc i hear 1 beep at mb logo screen, i tryed booting in safe mode and every other mode and it doesnt work. It did this to me two days ago and the problem fixed itself, i turned pc off and on and it hasnt worked since, the last thing i was doing was moving cables around the case to help with cable management, i saw a slightly loose ide cable for my second hdd. After everything ive done it still freezes at windows loading screen, i dont know if it mobo or cpu or something else. thx for input who ever answers to this.

A:vista loading screen freeze

i just tested power supply and when i plug in 24 pin psu plug into psu tester i get a black on on -5v and green on +5v +3.3v -12v pg +12v +5vsb

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When starting my laptop it gets to the vista loading screen and then it reboots. I run a recovery from the windows vista cd, I reboot after that, everythings fine, until I try to shut down, I usually have to hold the power button to shut it, somehow it works with the shutdown -f command(at least once it did).

I have to do all that every time I run my laptop, not just once, I ran a full scan with both Superantispyware and ESET Smart Security scanner. Deleted a few things the scans recognised as trojans, nothing special. Nothing changed after that, still a problem. The problem started when I needed an image mounting software, got myself PowerISO, rebooted(as a requirement to complete installation), and well it just didn't load up at that point. I've been using PowerISO for ages, but I quite recently made a clean install of Vista on the lappy.

Could it be that the software has anything to do with it? If not, what could? You know it's quite annoying to have to do that every time I want to turn my damn laptop on, takes the bootup time from about a minute to 7-8 minutes :\.

Ask for any additional details, thanks in advance.

A:Vista loading screen reboot.

System restore if possible.

Doing the repair may have knocked out your system restore ability. If you can, backup all your data that you cannot afford to lose, run system restore and go back to a date before you installed the PowerISO software.

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Hi, within the past 2 weeks, my computer has been having trouble loading every mode of windows vista.

i've tried safe mode and it got stuck at crcdisk.sys as the last loaded file. Domain services got stuck at restore mode, boot logging doesnt produce any logs, and all other modes just give the same results.

I tested other operating systems by installing them on the other HDs and live boots and they all worked fine, with the exception of sometimes failing to load the graphical part of them since the computer is 7 years old.

I use an asus p4p 800 with 2 GB ram and a 2.8 GHz pentium processor.

I've tried the windows vista recovery disk, editing the vista registry, and running checkdisks to fix errors. It still didnt work.

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i have a windows vista 32bit and i turned away from it for a moment yesterday and it turned itself off (so i have no idea why it happened) and now i cannot get it past the loading screen...the very first one that appears when you turn on the computer. not even a windows loading screen. i can't override this screen and get it to go to safe mode or anything. i tried putting in a boot disc but it didn't fix the problem. i haven't been able to backup my data for awhile because i've been travelling and wanted to do it when i got home...so that was what i intended to do yesterday (and the whole reason i turned away from my laptop!) so if there's any way to recover my computer without wiping it i'd be quite grateful!

i'd appreciate any help.
i have an acer aspire 5535 laptop if it matters.

A:vista stuck on loading screen

http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/Manuals/...ng_OLM_0530.pdfFrom looking at your respective manual...the Acer eRecovery function seems your only option.I would remove the hard drive, attach it to another system and at least try to run chkdsk /r on it...then try it again in the Aspire.I would also check the laptop for possible overheating issues.Louis

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If there's nothing I can do and I reinstalling everything is the only thing possible....well....Please at least tell me how it happened so it doesn't happen again.
I don't know how it got this way, my mother was the one using it and according to her it shut down fine last night.
This morning when I turned it on, it won't go past the loading screen, with the bar just flashing by endlessly to no avail. I also tried getting in safe mode, and it would list all the drivers and what not that it was loading, and at one point just stop.
Once, a blue screen popped up, but it disappeared too quickly for me to figure out what it said, and it never came up again in the many times I kept trying to get it to work.
I also put in the installation CD and told it to start the computer that way, but after it gets past the screen where it loads all the files, it goes back to the loading screen with the bar near the bottom moving endlessly by.
I tried going with last working configuration (or something like that) and the same thing happens.
I'm currently running my live Ubuntu CD just so I could at least access the internet, and as you can see, this works just fine.
Some particulars: Dell Inspiron 1525, Intel Core Duo, Windows Vista...If you need any more information, please let me know.
I don't really know much about operating systems, if you have steps please explain it simply, without jargon and whatnot...

A:Vista stuck on loading screen

Hi Merlinnair, do you have any friends that have a good working knowledge with computers? There is a step I want to suggest but it will require a moderate familiarity with PC system hardware.

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i got this stuck on the black screen with loading bar,just before the welcome screen.it happens randomly when i restart or turn on my laptop.have been waiting for a long time,but it won`t go on further.. when i restart again and load vista by last known good configuration it works fine-but i get stuck at the same place from time to time

Any ideas what might be causing the problem?

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