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Can't start up my computer. (Driver problems, BSOD, other problems)

Q: Can't start up my computer. (Driver problems, BSOD, other problems)


I hope I'm placing this in the right section, if not, then could someone tell me where to put it and I'll post it again.

I've got a Samsung RV510 laptop with Windows 7 HP 64 bit.

About 2 weeks ago, I was watching a Youtube video, had Spotify and Facebook open too, and my computer suddenly went all BSOD on me.

I turned it off and on again. It came up with a message like 'A problem has occurred whilst loading up your computer, what would you like to do?' I chose 'launch startup repair', which takes a couple seconds, then I choose the other option of 'start Windows normally'. I could get onto Safe Mode. Sometimes it would say 'Operating System not found.'

The computer will then load normally and I can be on it fine.

However, I then started to get Norton Confidential and Shockwave Flash crashes in Google Chrome. I disabled Norton Confidential and thus didn't get that error anymore. Shockwave Flash however did still occur as disabling it means I can't watch Youtube videos and do some other stuff. Sometimes my screen would go blank, and it looks like Chrome refreshed itself due to some problem.

I then used Norton Power Eraser (I have Norton Internet Security 2011 otherwise, and I did many live updates and scans to see if there was anything there, but nothing) to see if there were any problems. It came up with one file that was a possible threat which was msvcrt.dll so I did as it recommended and deleted it. I restarted the computer and now I can't it won't go past the Windows logo without freezing.

I had some start-up error in the past (a few months ago) and I was sent two CDs to correct the problem and they worked. One CD was labelled 'Windows 7 HP 64bit' and the other was 'Samsung RV510 Driver Disc'. I got this laptop, via the disability students allowance, from a company. I haven't contacted the company yet about this problem, but I will be doing so very shortly, because if all else fails, I'm just going to try and get this laptop replaced as I'm not 100% happy with it.

I have put in both CDs in, the driver one doesn't do anything, but the Windows 7 HP 64bit one does. It asks me if I want to continue with the thingy, so I press a button to continue. It tries to fix the start-up, but fails. It says that 'a recent hardware or software change might be the cause'. Then tells me to insert the installation disc and do some other things, but I don't have that disc. The company could give that to me.

It also says 'File: CLASSPNP.SYS Status: 0xc0000098 Info: Windows failed to load because a required file is missing, or corrupt.' This is most likely the msvcrt.dll one I deleted.

I really regret doing all this myself and I should have asked for help sooner.

Can someone please help me? I would really appreciate it.

EDIT: I managed to get onto a 'Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool' memory problem check from having the Windows 7 CD in.

Preferred Solution: Can't start up my computer. (Driver problems, BSOD, other problems)

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Can't start up my computer. (Driver problems, BSOD, other problems)

First rule out infection. Try booting into Safe Mode with Networking to run a full scan with Malwarebytes.

If this fails download, burn to CD or write to flash stick Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper, boot it to run a full scan.

Boot into System Recovery Options using the WIn7 DVD Repair console (option two) and run Startup Repair repeatedly from the list.

If this fails, open a Command Prompt to SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot.
If it finds System files to repair it may need to be run several times.

If probs persist, next run System Restore from the Recovery Tools list.

If these all fail, boot into free Partition Wizard bootable CD. Make sure Win7 or it's 100mb Boot partition (preferred) are marked Active. Then click on HD to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply, reboot. If Win7 doesn't start, try same again with Active flag moved to Win7 partition itself. Next again try running Startup Repair 3 Separate Times with Active flag in original position and then Win7 partition.

If all fails, copy out any needed files using Win7 DVD or REpair CD: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then run full Factory Recovery from its partition at boot, Recovery Disks or image you've saved, or the Win7 installation DVD following these steps to get a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7

If you get it started or recover using factory image, I would follow these steps to Clean up factory bloatware replacing bloated Norton with free Microsoft Security Essentials run with the Win7 firewall.

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Hey I've been having major problems with my Laptop.
Every ten or so minutes when my McAfee 2010 security suite disables real-time scanning it'll re-enable itself causing a lot of alarming pop-up boxes which is slowing my computer. Not sure whats causing it but it seems like malware.
Next theres this process which starts at windows start-up (DivxUpdate.exe), I don't think this is actually a part of divx. I've read somewhere that it is a form of autorun malware, it consumes 99% of my cpu majorly slowing down my computer, I think I may have similar malware on here that are problematic.
Also my firefox frequently say that there's an unresponsive script which temporarily freezes my whole computer and when I finally manage to get to task manager I have to end the process which seems to be using a regular amount of cpu and memory.
I made a topic exactly 1 month ago but nobody answered so I thought I'd make a new one seeing as the problems are progressing and building up.

Thanks for any help I'm provided with.

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After many many hours of searching forums for solutions I have been unable to find a solution to my problem - so I decided to open a topic of my own and hope someone can help me with my problem specifically.

My problem is similar to this topic, although the solutions posted there aren't working for me. In short: I have been experiencing random but frequent BSODs (16 and counting) with the message 'driver power state overload' being displayed.

In my quest for a solution I wanted to upgrade my drivers, when I noticed my Nvidia Geforce 650M graphics card seems to have disappeared. When I try to install the latest driver from Nvidia's website I get the error 'graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware'. Attempting to open the Nvidia control panel gives me the message 'An Nvidia graphics card was not detected on your system' and I cannot find the card listed in the device manager (only the intel HD graphics family is listed under display adapters)... To be clear: I'm quite sure my laptop SHOULD have this card, it's just not detecting it for some reason.

Since the symptoms of my problem are exactly the same as described in the topic linked above, I have tried to follow the solution described by Arc. Installed Driver Fusion, started in in safe mode and tried to delete Nvidia drivers - but nothing seemed to be listed here. I still clicked delete but not sure if this actually did something or not.

A:BSOD driver power state / Nvidia graphics driver problems

Hello Zephos.

As per the supplied data, this is the specification of your graphics.

Name Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0166&SUBSYS_21031043&REV_09\3&11583659&2&10
Adapter Type Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, Intel Corporation compatible
Adapter Description Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Adapter RAM (2.080.374.784) bytes
Installed Drivers igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumd32,igd10umd32,igd10umd32
Driver Version
So, it says it is not nVidia. But as you are saying that it was Nvidia Geforce 650M, and it disappeared, the best option is to contract the vendor. I wish you are within warranty?

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I updated my intel 8 series/c220 chipset family SATA AHCI controller through automatic update in control pannel in a computer with an i5-4590 cpu 8 gb ram 64X running windows 8.1. Now it takes forever to start. I have updated all other drivers, ran ccleaner,
and overall have cleaned and updated everything I can find (I'm not a pro techie, but more computer literate than most), however its still kinda slow on restart and start. I have also noticed a slight drop in overall responsiveness. Suggestions?

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Hello there,i had some strange issues with my graphical drivers.I posted it in the drivers section and my problem was resolved but occured again.After installing a new driver i get an bsod with nvdlmkm.sys(or smthing like that) error.I boot in safe mode and deinstall the newly installed driver and everything works,windows installs the vga driver that is preaty useles for me because i cant play games on it.I tried several drivers and it didnt work,and after trying a moded driver it worked.But after restarting my laptop i got the same error again.I dont know what to do more so iim hoping that you guys can fix it.Here are the files you need:

A:Driver BSOD problems

As I can see from what you describe, this is probably graphic issue with stop code 116, please read this article to know what it is and what to try:


Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\TUANTR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$DI05.650\Mini071710-06.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*e:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows Vista Kernel Version 6000 MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 6000.16514.x86fre.vista_gdr.070627-1500
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x81c00000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x81d11db0
Debug session time: Sat Jul 17 18:18:15.563 2010 (UTC + 7:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:48.438
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************... Read more

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Hi, I'm pretty new here, as this is my first post. I think this forum is awesome and deserves more recognition than it already has.

Here's the problem I've been having with my computer. Before I proceed, I'd like to add some main stats about it:

Dell Dimension 8300
2.8 Ghz
Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 / Service Pack 2
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X

Ever since my uncle got Verizon FiOS installed in our building (I share my connection with him), my computer has been BSOD-ing (is that a word?), and it's too fast for me to actually see what the problem is (numbers and such). I even tried disabling the Automatic Restart option.

However, after my computer restarts from the BSOD, I get the window that says 'Computer has recovered from serious error.' I checked the error report and here they are:


BCCode : 1000007f BCP1 : 00000008 BCP2 : 80042000 BCP3 : 00000000
BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 768_1


BCCode : 1000007f BCP1 : 00000008 BCP2 : 80042000 BCP3 : 00000000
BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 768_1


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A:BSOD w/ SP2 (Driver Problems?)

Hey again!

So I was scrolling around this forum (holy hell, does it have a lot of info, lol), and I found this thread that talked about BSODs:


I read this post from Dracia and followed what it said, installed Windows Debugger, etc:



I used "analyze -v" as Dracia said, and found this:


Unable to load image wg121nd5.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for wg121nd5.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for wg121nd5.sys
Probably caused by : wg121nd5.sys ( wg121nd5+182bd )

The WG121 is my NETGEAR WG121 adapter that is basically my internet router.


Next, I did the whole analysis with "analyze -v;r;kv;lmtn" and found this:


*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nv4_disp.dll
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nv4_disp.dll
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ATMFD.DLL
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ATMFD.DLL
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for litsgt.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for litsgt.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for eamon.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for eamon.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mdmxsdk.sys
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I have a eMachines Desktop running windows Vista 32 bit with an AMD athelon x2 processor.
Lately I've been getting BSOD two or more times a week.  I am pretty sure it is either driver or memory related.
At first, the BSOD identified smartdefragdriver.sys as what was causing it.  Apparently there was a problem when I uninstalled SmartDefrag and it left that driver on my pc, so I reinstalled and uninstalled it.
Now it doesn't specify any driver, usually just giving me a stop code.
Here's the most recent minidump files.

A:BSOD possible driver or memory problems

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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lately, more and more, my computer has been crashing on BSOD's, and it keeps giving me the STOP message. It says that there may be something wrong with a driver in my computer. the following codes:

0x00001BBE (could be 0x0000IBBE)

have been showing up. I performed the driver verifier check and it turns out the driver ndis.sys is the only one that will cause my computer to load improperly after the required restart. Help would be appreciated very much

Thank you

A:BSOD help, apparently driver problems

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Go HERE and follow the instructions.

If that doesn`t help. Zip 5 or 6 of your latest minidumps together, and attach them here.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hello ive been having BSOD every day now and I decided to come here in search of help
Here's the debug you ask for

A:BSOD every day, I suspect its about driver problems

fffff880`031d8ab0 fffff880`031d8b88
fffff880`031d8ab8 fffff880`01aa851b tcpip! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x1bb3f
fffff880`031d8ac0 fffff880`05ff42a8
fffff880`031d8ac8 fffff880`01a76822 tcpip!TcpTcbAcceptDatagram+0x162
fffff880`031d8ad0 00000000`00000000
fffff880`031d8ad8 fffff880`06b34019Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rtl8192se.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for rtl8192se.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for rtl8192se.sys
fffff880`031d8ae0 fffff880`031d8af0
fffff880`031d8ae8 fffffa80`054ed000
fffff880`031d8af0 00000000`00000000
fffff880`06a73000 fffff880`06bc5000 rtl8192se T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: rtl8192se.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rtl8192se.sys
Image name: rtl8192se.sys
Timestamp: Mon Jun 20 18:04:18 2011 (4DFF060A)
CheckSum: 00132EF7
ImageSize: 00152000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

Realtek RTL8191SE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
Update the Realtek wireless driber here:

Many other drivers seem outdated and may cause you problems later - systematically go through each device and update the drivers if there are updates available.

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I have been having a lot of trouble with my system. I have been getting a BSOD frequently. The text of the BSOD is not the same every time. After the crash my system has trouble starting up. It will either freeze part-way through the start-up or suggest a start up repair which fails to work. After multiple tries the system will eventually start-up fine. Also, when I try to shut the system down, it will reach the "shutting down" screen but the computer will never actually turn off.

A:Start Up , BSOD, Shut down, Problems

Download BlueScreenView:
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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Win 7 Pro-SP1
Acer Aspire laptop - 5738Z
Pent Dual core T4200 @2.00Ghz
Installed Mem: 4.00GB
64x OS
I?ve been experiencing several odd problems with my Acer laptop recently. I have tons of laptop specs listed below.

-Sometimes but not always when I turn on the laptop & begins loading normally. Many of the default programs begin to launch like Skype etc.. Then I abruptly get the dreaded BSOD. I was scared at first. It said something like ?SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION? (not sure if that is exactly it). Down below it said something about a memory dump?20% & climbing til 100%. Then it seemed like the PC would reboot & start up fine. **Any idea what that is all about?

-Occasionally when I?m moving, creating file, renaming & seemingly making any changes to folder or files nothing happens. For instance you go to a folder ? new folder ? name it ?save ? but it does not appear. You click away from the folder, then back to it & presto the folder shows up. ** Any ideas why this happens?

-I recently have been having an issue when I plug in my Camcorder via USB to transfer files to my Laptop the PC doesn?t detect the Camcorder. I thought it was the Camcorder but when I unplugged the USB mouse & plugged it in the mouse was dead. I plug the mouse back to its original port & now that port is dead too. The only fix to all these problems was a reboot.
**Any ideas why this happens??.

-The vast majo... Read more

A:Several problems with WIN7 & getting BSOD at start up!

Can you please provide us a crash report as described here? It'll give us a good start to see what the cause is.

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? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? 64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7
? Is the OS an OEM version or full retail version? Full retail
? Age of system (hardware) 1.5 - 2 years
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 5 - 6 months. I cannot consider it a *re* install when i had simply set it up using a new-at-the-time SSD.
? CPU Intel i3-2100
? Video Card AMD Radeon HD 7870
? MotherBoard Asus P8Z77-V
? Power Supply - brand & wattage Silverstone 600W
? System Manufacturer Custom built
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)

Laptop or Desktop? Desktop
So when this all started was a few days back. I updated my video drivers for reasons I don't remember, but i'm typically pretty good about being up to date so that was never an issue. After having done that I noticed that any time ANY form of internet browser page (Firefox is my browser of choice, but i also noted this on things such as the steam browser ingame. Any type of WEB page) my computer would "microstutter" (This is the best term i could find to describe it) The audio from a youtube video would be borderline slow motion and choppy, demonic even and my cursor would have a hard time keeping up with my input while this was happening. It would normally last about... 10 seconds until the "load" has been diminished. Then comes tonight. I've had it, and s... Read more

A:BSOD after Video card driver (?) problems

It appears to be the video driver causing the issue, if it should continue roll it back to the previous driver and wait until the next version of the ATI driver comes out to attempt a update.


Debug session time: Sat May 31 02:52:42.475 2014 (UTC - 4:00)
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Owner\Bsodapps\SysnativeBSODApps\053114-23556-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
System Uptime: 0 days 14:25:19.692
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+b12ac )
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff880110cc2ac, fffff88007dd93b0, 0}
Bugcheck code 0000003B
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff880110cc2ac, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff88007dd93b0, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero.
PROCESS_NAME: firefox.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_atikmdag+b12ac
MaxSpeed: 3100
CurrentSpeed: 3109
BiosVersion = 0404
BiosReleaseDate = 05/22/2012
SystemManufacturer = System manufacturer
SystemProductName = System Product Name

*** 3rd PARTY DRIVER LIST ... Read more

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I've just built a new computer last friday and i've had some problems with it BSODing.

It seems to have problems when playing games and starting videos on youtube or w/e.
When it crashes it won't reboot normally until i leave it off for about 5 min. It reboots fine in safe mode every time. This seems like a lack of cooling to the video card at first but i have run some stress tests that put the video card temp leveling out at 80?C.

I've installed and reinstalled the newest drivers, however, sometimes when i reboot windows will have a pop up bubble that says my driver version (266.58) has stopped responding but successfully recovered. This message pops up while my screen is flickering in and out.

I didn't know how to upload the perfmon/report html file because either i'm dumb or the directions aren't very clear.

These are some of the errors i have been having. They seem to be pretty consistent after a crash.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA8006C3B010
BCP2: FFFFF8801066323C
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
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A:BSOD: problems with video card driver?


Start by reseating your graphics card; make sure it's in securely. If that doesn't work, do you have any other cards you could try? If you have onboard graphics, give them a try; if not, try to borrow a card from a friend.

There is a January 2011 version of your graphics drivers out; try uninstalling your current drivers in Device Manager, and then installing these ones: NVIDIA DRIVERS 266.58 WHQL

...Summary of the dumps:


Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Tue Feb 15 16:28:15.515 2011 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:20.450
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dxgkrnl.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dxgkrnl.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+7b723c )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
SystemProductName = System Product Name
Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Tue Feb 15 15:46:00.009 2011 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:16.071
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dxgkrnl.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dxgkrnl.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to... Read more

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Hey everyone,

It's been some time since I posted. Since my last post here I found that the line of motherboards I was using were faulty in their design. Since then I switched brands completely and I had been BSOD free for over a year. Then on Thursday I got a BSOD, followed by two more yesterday. The errors were always "Attempted_to_write_to_readonly_memory."

Since then I checked for spyware and it came back clean. I tested both hard drives with the "chkdsk" tool and they came back error free. I also ran driver verifier but my system crashed before windows could fully boot, so I had to turn it off in Safe Mode. I ran Memtest86+ and after three passes my system came back with an error. I pulled one 2GB stick of RAM, and after 7 passes the no errors showed up. I swapped out the RAM and tried the other stick. 11 Passes later I had 25 errors. So I switched the sticks again and tried driver verifier once more with the RAM that didn't give me any problems. I couldn't get windows to load yet again. So it seems my problem goes deeper than one stick of bad RAM.

I'm not sure what to do now but I'm hoping someone can help me pinpoint the problem. My files from the SF tool are attached. Any help would be very much appreciated!

A:BSOD, RAM and Driver Problems of the 0x000000be Variety

Well like you said, bad RAM. there was a NTFS file system error.

Try running:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Disk Check

Then post back results.


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On a computer I agreed to help fix with my friend, I can't seem to figure any way out.
When we start it up, there is just a blinking cursor on the top left corner, like a big command prompt that takes up the screen. However, when we try to type in stuff, it doesn't input anything and just stays blinking. Is there any way to fix this start up problem? Thanks.

A:Computer start up problems

Try presssing F-8 repeatedly at startup and see if it will list advanced boot options. If so > select Last known good configuration. It sounds to me to be a failed hard drive or MBR corruption. Has the HDD been tested?

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I was moving furniture around my desk and accidentally hit the main power switch that my computer was hooked up to. When i tried to turn it back on, the computer turned on, but my monitor didn't. I left it running to see if the monitor might be defected, but after a while the keyboard lights still hadn't come on. I've tried hooking it up to other monitors and I get the same result. The CD drives still open and close and the speakers hooked up to the computer have power. Why wont anything show up on the monitor? Please Help...

A:Computer Start Up Problems

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Hello. About two days ago while browsing the internet some site caused my computer to freeze up. Since then my computer has been acting weird. After the freeze I had to turn off my computer by pressing and holding the power button. When it first starts up I tried to use Internet Explorer and it worked for a while then it stopped responding. I tried to close it with the task manager but that caused it to freeze again. Now everytime I start it, after it loads all the startup files different things would happen.

Sometimes I would be able to use the internet for a hour before it would stop responding, sometimes 30 minutes, sometimes not at all. Sometimes when I try to use other browers like Mozilla or my AT&T Yahoo browsers they wont open at all. I've gotten AT&T to work but it also started to have the same problems. Other things include it freezing by trying to use the start menu,task bar or trying to open/use documents from the desktop. Oh, I'ved noticed that after the computer loads it gets real quiet and thats when thing start to go bad.

I have Norton Internet Security 2007 and tried to run a scan but it would reach 208 files and then stay there and not go any further. I tried to cancel and it would end up not responding and I'd have turn the computer of manually again.

In trying to figure out what's wrong i've been scanning the heck out of my computer (in safe mode because no scan could comeplete normal mode). So far I have used Ad... Read more

A:Computer Problems After Start-up

Please follow the steps below so we can see if your infected:Download HijackThis? here:http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/th.../hijackthis.phpClick 'Do a System Scan and Save log'. The HJT log will open in notepad. Don't try to fix anything yourself.Copy and paste the contents of the HJT log into a NEW TOPIC in "HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal"http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/Also include a link to this topic. Please be patient as our HJT team members work on serveral forums.Also you can read the Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log

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Hello, I've got a problem that i hope someone can help me with. My computer was working fine yesterday but today I've got some problems starting up.

I haven't actually done anything to the computer (aside from physically move it to another room, carefully). So no cables were touched or any drives or anything like that.

When I turn the power on, the fans and lights on the motherboard come on, but nothing else does. The drive lights don't come on, the cd drive doesnt open, no drive checks or beeps are done. The hdd light does not turn on either.

I first thought it might be a power problem, so I changed the outlets in the room, and I've even taken another power source from another case. But still the same problem.

I vaguely know what happens while a computer boots up, so going by what I know, I believe it's a CPU problem maybe? Because the power is fine, but the computer just doesnt want to start checking the drives or any of that.

Anyway, I've since checked all connections, and they are all fine, which makes me think there's some damage somewhere. Is that agreed? And if so, can anyone help me determine what would need replacing? I'm hoping just a motherboard would be sufficient as they're fairly cheap compared to CPUs.

Any comments greatly appreciated

A:computer start problems

I would make sure all cards are seated properly in their slots(mainly the vid card). Maybe even reset the BIOS.

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My computer will not boot into Windows. It would get to the cursor, right before it would normally go into the Windows start-up screen and then it kept rebooting and doing the same thing.

My computer froze up quite a lot, especially when I use Chrome, but somehow, I have tolerated it, though it would drive me nuts. I usually take the time to drag my files over to an external drive every so often to save things, just in case. And the last time my computer froze this morning is the last time I was able to get to the Windows start screen.

My fiance has brought his HD dock over to see if we can at least drag the files off and then we have to see if loading Windows will get my system up and running again. We can't get to the desktop folders to drag them over. Does anyone know how to get to them?

Attached below is the screen I sometimes get when it doesn't decide to keep re-booting over and over.
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A:Computer Start-Up Problems

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

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The problem is when i start my computer from about a day of not being used, the power light comes on like it usually does but then the monitor doesnt display anything and the CPU fan goes mad! Revving at its maximum, It will stay like this until i turn it off.

But when i turn it back on again after about a minute it loads the normal screen that shows what cpu is installed and that is how far it will go and it freezes again. (at this point the cpu fan is normal)

It will load up the same screen but it gets to installed hard drives/dcd drives and then stops again

After a couple of attempts at turning it off and on again it will work completely fine! It turns on like usual and i can log on and do all the stuff that i can, but it doesnt freeze again... ever! :S

Someone please help me! Whats wrong with it?

A:Computer Start Up Problems

Is the computer you're referring to the one under your 'system specs' ?
How old is it? It sounds to me that your PSU is defective.

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When i start up my PC it doesn't always work. There are a number of different things that happen when i turn it on. I'll list them from most frequently occurring to least
1. PC turns on with no beeping, nothing happens till i hold the power button to turn it off (monitor status off)
2. PC remains in State no.1 for a few seconds to a minute, then opens normally
3. Continuous beeping till i press the power button which shuts of the PC immediately (monitor status off)
Whenever the computer starts in State no.1 i find that wiggling the DVI cable connecting my PC to my monitor gets the monitor to turn on. From that point it either works or proceeds to flash a single color on my screen then proceed to go back to State no.1 and won't work again till i hold the power button to turn it off. I usually repeat this process until it starts up again which can take from a minute to an hour. Please help.
My specs are as follows

OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4350, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465331 MB, Free - 43226 MB; D: Total - 11605 MB, Free - 1637 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, Boston

A:Computer start up problems

You appear to have a HP/Compaq brand computer.
What is its model name and complete model number?
What is its exact product number?

Is it being used with the original hardware that came in it, or has any hardware been added/replaced in it?
Its Intel processor has integrated Intel graphics, so I'm guessing that you added or it came with an ATI graphics card.


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I posted in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum and was directed here.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...=128748&hl=Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:57:36 PM, on 1/31/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exec:\windows\explorer.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.gateway.com/R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Windows Internet Explorer provided by Yahoo!R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn3\yt.dllR3 - URLSearchHook: SweetIM For Internet Explorer - {BC4FFE41-DE9F-46fa-B455-AAD49B9F9938} - C:\Program Files\Macrogaming\SweetIMBarForIE\toolbar.dllF2 ... Read more

A:Computer Problems After Start-up

Hello gldnarm and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. The only thing I see in this log is that the Sony/BMG rootkit is present and that it appears there are multiple anti-virus applications running. See this topic ont he Sony/BMG rootkit: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34904/how-to-remove-the-sony-drm-rootkit/ It tells what it is and how it can be removed.As for the anti-virus applications, running more than one AV applications can cause any number of issues. AV's do not play well together. Choose the one you want to keep and get rid of the rest.Now, let's take another look.Before running the scan let's clean out the temporoary folders. Download ATF CleanerDouble-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Click Select All found at the bottom of the list.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser, do this also:Click Firefox at the top and choose Select All from the list.Click the Empty Selected button.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser, do this also:Click Opera at the top and choose Select All from the list.Click the Empty Selected button.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Now download WinPFind35u.exe to your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named WinPFind35u on your desktop.Note: You must be logged on to the system with an account that h... Read more

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When I shut down my computer and then try to start it back up the HDD light stays on solid. and nothing happens... the monitors switches to power saving mode..... So i Shut it off.. try it again and it still does it.... so i try it again and it works... It always seem to work on the third try.... Is it trying to tell me somthing?

If requested i will post system specs if needed.

A:Computer Start Up Problems

Sorry Wrong Catagorey..... Just put it in hardware....

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For the last few weeks my computer (Vista basic) has been having problems starting up after being switched off over night, whether it's shut down completely or left on standby. Each morning it takes several attempts to get it started up properly. It usually crashes or sticks at various points when attempting to start up then goes into 'startup repair' after I've switched the machine off and back on. At first it was getting started ok after that but now it usually takes several attempts with me turning the machine off and on when it either crashes or gets 'stuck' at no consisitent point in the start-up process. Once I finally get it up and running it usually switches itself off or freezes after a few minutes then I have to start it up again. After this it is fine and works all day until I have to go through the same thing the next day. I decided to restore the entire system yesterday as a last resort before buying another computer but it took longer than ever this morning to start up. Has anyone heard of this problem before?

Thanks very much!


A:Computer start up problems

I'm having the same issues. It started a week or so after installing a new hard drive for me.Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi. I have a computer that won't boot up; when I tried to start it up one day, I got an UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME stop error; I figured this would be easy enough to fix with a CHKDSK. So I popped in my XP disk to boot from it, but while loading windows, it gave me another stop error before I could reach the prompt for the recovery console. When I tried to start up in safe mode it prompted me with something along the lines of "press enter to continue loading SPTD.sys". After that, it waited for a while, and gave me a stop error again. I looked around on the internet for a while for people's experiences with SPTD.sys, and eventually came to the conclusion that I should delete the file (Heck, it solved some people's problems apparently). Apparently it has something to do with DAEMON Tools, which I had just installed on the computer the session before this started happening, so I figured it might be part of the cause. I found a haphazard way of deleting SPTD.sys, and now I just get different errors instead. When starting windows normally it just hangs, presumably until I restart, and when trying to access the recovery console with an XP disk it gives me another stop error:

"A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

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A:Computer won't start up, likely due to HD problems.

Well...running the Recovery Console...should have nothing to do with system errors. The Recovery Console is not part of XP, it's a separate repair mechanism.I don't know anything about Daemon tools, but if it interferes with system functions...it's probably damaged or the driver is borked.I guess I don't see how you can get STOP errors...on a system that won't boot...that relate to driver errors.Have you run a hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic on your drive?From http://www.aumha.org/a/stop.htm:0x0000007B: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICEWindows lost access to the system partition or boot volume during the startup process. Typical causes: Installing incorrect device drivers when installing or upgrading storage adapter hardware, or a virus.First thing I would do...check the boot options in the BIOS. If trying to boot from bootable CD and the optical drive works...this is a nonissue and a resulting error message for a 7B STOP error would have me looking for data recovery software and a replacement hard drive. But I would run the hard drive diagnostic first.Louis

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Alright, im not much of a computers person, so bear with me here.

Around June, on a computer new in January, I got a blue screen with UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME. On startup, it froze at mup.sys, and hard drive diagnostics gave me a code 7 error. The windows professional operating system disc would not work, freezing up. I was able to get a new harddrive from dell for free.

About a week later, I got the same problem; freezing at mup.sys, and hard drive failure code 7. This time, however I was able to use the operating system disc. The recovery console would not work, however I was able to reformat and reinstall, which fixed it.

And now, in October, I find myself facing a freeze at mup.sys.. and a harddrive code 7 failure. I find it hard to believe that this harddrive is failing. At this point its got to be something else, maybe it was something else the whole time. At any rate the windows operating system disc fails at 'Examining 152587 MB Disk 0 at ID 0 on bus 0 on NvAtaBus'. If anyone can help me at all, it would be much appreciated. I don't mind if I have to reformat, I just don't want to end up fighting with dell for a 2 weeks trying to get a new harddrive.


A:Computer start problems..

Test memory. It's easy to do and will at least eliminate that possibility.

MemScope (Floppy and CD images.)
Microsoft Memory Test (floppy or CD ISO image)

If you have enough memory sticks, you can test them by removing one at a time and see if the problem disappears.

If you are running Vista and can boot up, go to Start > Search and type:


Choose to run a memory diagnostic on next boot. Or, you can boot from the DVD and run it from there.

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Can't get my mouse to move a lot of time in past 2 days, things are downloading really slowly, and there is an issue with the sound.. here is my hijack this file:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:48:49 PM, on 6/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\TweakNow PowerPack\RAM_XP.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
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A:mouse problems.. slow computer problems...sound problems

Hi caroline123

Sorry for the delay in getting to you, the forum has been really busy lately and all our helpers are volunteers. If you still need help please follow these instructions

1. Download combofix to your desktop from 1 of these locations


2. Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply

Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

Required Logs

a new HijackThis log
an update on system behaviour

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I own a Toshiba Satellite L50A Laptop, and have had it for around 9 months. (Specs: http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/products/computers/satellite/l50/pskl6a-013004)

For the first 6 months the laptop ran almost perfectly. Around Febuary though I started getting problems such as BSODs and the message "Display Driver stopped responding and has recovered, usually when playing games. I tried updating the display drivers and even restoring the system back using the Windows System Restore feature, and this worked for periods, however these problems kept coming back.

Finally last Friday I had 6 BSODs, all with different problems, and the Display Driver message now appears even just when I login to the Laptop. Also, sometimes when programs are running or even the screensaver, coloured pixels will appear on the screen and freeze up the program as seen in the first screenshot: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/66602143/Screenshots.docx

I've attached the minidump files for the Friday here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/66602143/Minidumps.zip

I really don't know what to do anymore, and any help would me very much appreciated.

A:Toshiba Satellite L50A BSOD and Driver Problems

This seems like it may be a hardware video issue. dose the laptop have a separate video card in it or is it onboard graphics?

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I have no clue - I have no sound, reinstall the driver, get a BSOD, reboot using Last Config that worked which gives me back my sound until I attempt to logoff, which hangs because Windows can't play the logoff tune. It eventually shuts down, but on reboot I have no sound. Repeat cycle.

A:Sound Device / Driver Problems Causing BSOD

Well, you have dumps going back to May of 2013, most of those are corrupt anyway.

Starting from this month you have 11 dumps, the first 4 are all hardware,

BugCheck 124, {0, 869d58fc, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : hardware

Followup: MachineOwner
The rest are from,

BugCheck 1000007E, {c0000005, 9718cf56, 8e727aec, 8e7276d0}

Probably caused by : AtihdW73.sys ( AtihdW73+3f56 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Driver Reference Table - AtihdW73.sys

Your ATI sound device.

It looks fairly recent,

start end module name
ac5b2000 ac5c9000 AtihdW73 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: AtihdW73.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\AtihdW73.sys
Image name: AtihdW73.sys
Timestamp: Tue Sep 24 17:22:19 2013 (52422CBB)
CheckSum: 00021D45
ImageSize: 00017000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
There was also a Norton driver flagged but considering the problems you are having in this thread,

Sound Devices Have Disappeared

I think following through with fireberd on that matter would be wise.

If I can make a couple of suggestions, filling in your system specs would help,

System Info - See Your System Specs

Using that method, they are at the bottom of each of your posts, the Belarc you posted in your other thread contained your product keys, so I asked to have it removed for you.

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I've had a 6800 Ultra for about a year now. When I first got it, I had problems with Doom 3 but was told to OC the 2D clock speed to match the 3d clock speed.

But lately I've been having problems with games. I'm not sure exactly at what point it started happening, but now, any game I play, I ALWAYS get some sort of graphical glitches, little flashy artifacts that show up on any resolution at any settings and invariably crashes my computer to the BSOD that says there's an error with the n4disp file. The ONLY way I can get a game to not crash is to install an nvidia driver OLDER than about 69.xx. ALL newer drivers cause this graphics issue. I've reformatted, OCed my CPU, graphics card, not OCed them, OCed one but not the other, tried switching power supplies, everything. I'm 99% convinced it's a driver issue, as I can solve it by going back to an older one. Unfortunately, newer games like Battlefield 2 require newer drivers.

Anyone have ANY suggestions??

ASUS Geforce 6800 Ultra 256
ASUS P4 2.8 ghz 800FSB
Soundblaster Audigy 2 platinum ex
540 power supply

A:Geforce 6800 driver problems, BSOD in games

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Hello, I'm new to the site, and wasn't sure if I should post in the Virus/Malware forum or here in the software forum, since it may just be drivers....

My system specs are as follows:

Gateway NV56 Laptop
Windows Vista
AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-74 Processor
4.00GB RAM
64 Bit
344GB Free Out Of 454GB Hard Disk

Ok, here is my problem, and if I need to post elsewhere, no problem! My PC started running slow last week rather randomly and now it shows 100% CPU from IE, Google Chrome, Audio Isolation Graph, and various other programs. As you can tell by my specs I don't have much on the PC except for my music program, FL Studio 9 XXL, and the 40-50 original songs I've written in wav./MP3 form. I routinely delete any music files, pics, or anything else that I scrap in the recycle bin. It's been a good PC with exceptional speed until last week. The sounds skips and scratches terribly and I can't even listen to my songs without the sound completely sputtering....

Ran Norton - No viruses
Ran Malwarebyte's - Removed all malware
Ran Tweaknow Regcleaner - cleaned up disk space, and eliminated start-up programs
Ran DiscDefrag
Deleted unused and uneeded programs

I'm stumped and frustrated! Does this sound like a virus perhaps, or software problems? Please help me!

A:100% CPU/Slow Computer/Driver Problems?

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Okay, so over the past few months I have been having issues with my laptop. It happens almost every week and has become very annoying as I don't have any idea about how to deal with it. What happens, is that my screen will suddenly blank and just go completely black, then after about 15 seconds the screen turns back on but the programmes which I had open previously don't work. After this happens I have to restart my computer as it crashes within about 30 seconds of the screen turning back on. This has got to the point where it is starting to worry me as I fear I may lose important work which I wont be able to recover very easily. I think this is due to my driver for my screen but I am unsure. If anyone could help I would be very thankful. Is there anyway of me being able to upload my minidump file for you to look over?


A:My computer keeps crashing - driver problems?

Hello Awkwardly and welcome to Seven Forums.

This tutorial covers BSOD posting instructions. Once you have your computer configured you'll be able to post your dump files for analysis.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Another built-in Windows 7 tool is Driver Verifier. It runs in the background and tests your installed drivers for issues. If a driver problem is found it will generate a BSOD and a corresponding dump file.

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

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Hey Tech Support Forums, i need help :)

I have some BSOD problems on start up. Its just plain annoying having to restart the computer about 3-4 times fo it to work properly. i have followed the BSOD posting instructions topic , so i hope i have done this correctly. I couldnt find how to save the perfmon report thing :(. hopefully you can find what is wrong :)


? OS -Windows 7
? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7
? full retail version
? Age of system : About 1 year old
? Reinstalled OS about 3 or 4 months ago.(hoping it would solve my problem)
? CPU : Intel Core i5
? Video Card : HD4890 1 GB
? MotherBoard : Gigabyte P55M-UD2
? Power Supply : Avenge PSU 850W

A:[SOLVED] BSOD Start up problems [moved from Vista/7]

Hi -

The BSODs appear hardware related because the bugchecks vary and 2 dumps were -0- bytes.

Also, the BSODs are occurring 11 - 47 seconds after boot-up -

System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:34.987
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:16.005
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:13.104
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:18.766
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:16.614
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:16.317
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:47.942
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:22.949
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:24.616
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:11.169
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:11.980
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:20.000
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:20.061

Run memtest86+ - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2863029-post5.html

Regards. . .




Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Sat Jan 22 06:17:24.551 2011 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:34.987
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!PoIdle+53a )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_nt!PoIdle+53a
Bugcheck code 00000050
Arguments fffff920`c21d5fb0 00000000`00000000 fffff960`00292dfa 00000000`00000005
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Fri Jan 21 08:54:42.569 2011 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:16.005
Probably caused by : CI.dll ( CI!SHATransform+236 )
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so..i have 3 problems.. and i was trying to fix them, but i'm seeming to have trouble..1] a couple of days ago, the blue screen of death popped up.. said, "unmountable_boot_volume".. i've gotten that once before, when i downloaded a boot screen and didn't know how to use it.. but it was on a completely different computer.. so i called everyone i knew that was good with computers, and my friend told me that i was going to have to completely reboot the computer..i have TONS of bleep on my computer.. pictures that i can't get back, songs that took me FOREVER to find..so he told me to make the hard drive into a slave drive on another tower.. [i have 3 towers at my house..]2] i went to the library and got online, searched for how to take out the drive and hook it up as a slave.. i don't know technical names, but here's what i did..--took the drive out of the busted computer.--took the shell off of my tower and disconnected the wide wire set from the main drive, and the 4 wire set from the main drive..--i figured that the wide wire set was probably the main one, so i plugged it back into the main drive and just plugged the slave into a second 4 wire set..all was good and well.. or so i thought..3] i go to turn on my computer, and it won't start.. no fans, no LED light on the front, nothing.. and i had a lamp plugged into the power strip to make sure that it wasn't the outlet.. done all that.. i can never remember which one [o or --] means &... Read more

A:Many Problems - Bsod; Slave Drive; And Comp Won't Start.

The hard drive in your computer still needs to be the master. You take the drive you want to recover the pictures from and make it the slave. You also have to move the small plastic jumper in the back to the slave position. As far as it's not starting, I would suspect you knocked some wires loose when changing the drives. Most likely the 2 start switch wires or the power plug to the motherboard. The power switch could be 2 wires or a plug with several wires for the whole front panel, it depends on the model

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I can't start my computer nor normal mode, nor safe mode.
It says "Windows/system32/drivers/NISx64/1000000.07D/Symefa64.sys" is crrupt or something. It asks me to put w7 dvd and restart. I do and it doesn't read it.
From BIOS i entered windows 7 dvd (im not sure if it's the one that came with my computer). The CD is not a pirate. And try to repair. Can't do. Then i try to command promt. I have done CHKDSK /f /r 3 times already and nothing.
I tried "sfc /scannow" and it wont let me. It says that a repair is pending and needs a restart. I have restarted and nothing.
I tried Install W7 and then "Actualizar". And it says something about to eject the dvd and to put it back on. Won't let me.
Sorry for poor english.
I think that it could be fixed by copying SYMEFA64.SYS from the installer dvd but i dunno how.

A:Can't start my computer, symefa64.sys, some other problems

See here: Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD

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I have been having problems with my HP m7470n.
I am going to be specific as possible in hopes that I may receive better support.
For awhile, when I started my computer, then fan would come on, then turn off, and the computer wouldn't power on.
The power supply light is solid green when on, so I'm almost positive it is nothing to do with the power supply. The main power button would flash from blue to orange.
I read an article that said to take out the ram and put it back in, I took out ONLY the ram closest to the back of the computer.
I had to unplug the p9 cord(which i believe is the cord connected to the harddrive) to get my hand back to the ram clip. I took the ram out, then put it back in.
I turned on the computer, it powered up. I thought GREAT its going to work now, but then i got the screen that says:


Disk boot failure - Insert system disk and press Enter

I then turned off the computer, unplugged it, and looked to make sure i plugged everything back in.
I noticed i forgot to plug in the p9 cord. I plugged it in, and the computer wouldnt even power up again.
Can you give me any tips on how to fix? Any help would be great! Thanks before-hand!

A:Having problems getting my computer to start correctly

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I posted the following in another section on here but was unsure how to get that moved. This link goes to my first thread http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista-7/831527-computer-slow-start-up-firefox.html#post6745529

It contains all the details of my problem and the help I received. Since it was suggested I do a HijackThis log I have and it is below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:31:19 PM, on 11/06/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\HDMICtrlMan\HDMICtrlMan.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMAS_OE\TMAS_OEMon.exe
C:\Users\a\AppData\Roaming\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\HDMICtrlMan\HCMSoundChanger.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TrendSecure\TSCFCommander.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TrendSecure\TSCFPlatformCOMSvr.exe
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A:Computer slow start up and other problems.

*Bump*. Still having issues. Did an online scan using Kapersky, as well as doing normal scans with SuperAntispyware, Malwarebytes and Trend Micro and it is all clear.

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Hey Guys,

I have a brand new motherboard with all the wonderful trimmings of a high-end gaming platform. I recently bought a full install of Vista Ultimate 64 and noticed some "issues" after the install.

On a random basis, I will get BSOD's (and on other occasions, my PC will just reboot itself out of nowhere.) I noticed that this USUALLY (not always) happens when audio is playing (usually (again, not always) through Winamp/Windows Media Player). The only time my PC ran for 24 hours straight with no issues was when I disabled the audio device completely.

I have tried multiple versions of the Realtek drivers starting with the latest (that was posted on this forum) going back to 1.74 (I think that's the ver. number anyway, I'm not at my PC at the moment.) The most stable driver I've had yet was the oldest I could find - 1.74 - but does not include the Realtek Audio Manager (the newer ones did) and I still have a BSOD every couple hours.

The latest driver allows me to run for almost BSOD-free BUT the audio driver will "die" every half hour or so while in use and so far the only solution I have for when that happens is to reboot. I can tell the driver dies when I hear the last second of audio repeatedly while the PC continues to respond perfectly fine. Winamp/Ventrilo/Media Center will throw device-driver errors until I reboot.

Under Windows XP Pro, the latest Realtek audio drivers worked perfectly on this motherboard and never had BSODs. This ... Read more

A:Realtek Audio = BSOD/Driver Problems (Vista Ultimate 64)

Hi Nick,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

I do not know if DEP is the cause or not, but this will show you how to disable or enable it for testing.

DEP - Enable or Disable

Hope it works for you,

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Could really do with some advise, I have looked around but I cannot find anyone that has posted about having this problem. So I bought a computer about a year ago. And now I am upgrading to a new build so my brother can have the 1st computer. But as I wanted to keep all my programs, files etc I want to just move my hard drive over. So everything has changed in the computer apart from the RAM (my brother doesn’t need 8GB). I have even changed from a AMD to Intel Processor.

Now this is where it gets interesting, the motherboard in the 1st computer is an ASUS, I bought an ASRock motherboard for the new computer, put it all together and it worked fine, all I had to do was install the new mother board drivers, but I noticed that I had only put in one 4GB RAM card, one I added the other it wouldn’t boot, turns out it was Dr debug code 45, a common problem that is a manufacture fault, so I returned it and got my money back.
So now I have bought a new motherboard, this one is an ASUS board. After Putting it all together and turning it on, it starts to load, the windows image/animation shows and just before it would usually go to the login page it takes you to the black and white screen (I forget the name) that you get on start-up, saying that windows has failed to start and I have two options: 1. run windows repair. 2. Start windows normally. Starting windows normally simply restarts the process. Running windows repair runs for about half an hour then says its finishe... Read more

A:Problems with moveing HD to a New computer, i think it a driver fault

With the different hardware, Windows is confused. You can try startup repair but I doubt that it will fix it. Your best option is a clean install (reformat the hard drive and reinstall everything). But, before you do that you will need to backup the user data on the drive so you can recover that after you rebuild the hard drive. Copy the user files to another hard drive or some other media. You will have to reinstall all programs after you do the clean Windows install, you can't just copy programs.

Here is the info on a clean install from our Windows 7 guru's. Clean Install Windows 7

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About a month ago I started having many BSODs with different messages. I've been checking my computer and I decided that the largest problem was with my drivers. I had 11 out of date drivers and since then I've fixed most of them and the BSODs have stopped. But, I have five still out of date (According to Driver Detective)which I haven't been able to update. My computer has been running incredibly slow and my current theory is that these remaining drivers are the cause of that.

Here are the out of date drivers
- Texas Instruments OFCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
- Realtek High Definition Audio
- Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 244E
- (2) Intel(R) G33/G31/P35 Express Chipset PCI Express Root Port - 29C1

So I guess the first question is, do you think these outdated drivers could be the cause of my problems?

A:My computer is running very slow, likely due to driver problems

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I have a feeling this is in the wrong section so if it is please move it (and feel free to yell at me)

Im having two problems with my computer.... the first which has been going on for the last 2 months is:

Im having a horrible time with my computer latly. It is an acer laptop Aspire 3620 series with windows XP. This has been going on for a few months but latly i have found my laptop freezes up, and becomes impossible to use. For some reason whenever i attempt to run a single program (IE,Firefox, MSN, photoshop ect) i have the whole thing begin to freeze were my mouse refuses to move and i cannot do anything. My only choice is usualy to end the proccess (Ctr+alt+Del). I notice this has been happening more and more. Everything just to seems to have slowed down. Before i could run multiple programs, firefox (4-5 tabs open) msn and even photoshop CS2 all at once and have very minimal problems. I have tried reformating my harddrive multple times (Reseting it to the factory defualts), which leaves me with the bare minum on my computer and yet i still have these problems.... is there anything that i can do to fix this? is this XP or hardware? should i look at getting a new computer or?

My second problem:

Which is a brand new problem that has accorred on every bootup within the is past 4 days everytime i boot up my computer it goes from the windows black loading screen (were the green thingies go back and forth) for 30seconds (normal) THEN (this never happened before) it goes to... Read more

A:Start Up & Performance problems - Laptop Computer

It could be hardware or software; I don't know.

First thing I would try is Start> Run> Type CMD and press enter> A command prompt screen will open> Type CHKDSK C: /R at the command prompt and press enter again. You may need to restart your computer before it will run and it may take quite some time to finish.

I had a similar problem with a machine this week and it turned out there were bad sectors on the hard disk. After running CHKDSK C: /R, the problem cleared up for an hour or so until another bad sector developed. I replaced the disk and the problem went away.

A hard disk that is too full can cause this, too; but, you stated you formatted and the problem persisted. Did formating clear the problem temporarily?

It also could be malware. Are you getting a lot of pop-ups?

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Recently my computer has been running abit weird. I decided to run my anti-virus (Bit Defender 10) and it didn't come up with anything. Tried running Spybot search and destroy but it seems to freeze when it reaches smitfraud-C on the scan and BitDefender shows major file zone activity. I stopped the scan yet there was still major activity so i closed Spybot and the activity stopped.

I then decided that i should run my computer it safe mode to see what the problem is but when i tried booting in safe mode my computer restarts. I think it may be a virus of some sort on my computer.

Here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 23:15:30, on 11/04/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Scan Server\bdss.exe
C:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender10\vsserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Sy... Read more

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OK here is the deal. Two weeks ago I built this new system. Amd 700 ati rage fury video card 32 mb 128 megs of ram. Sound blaster live value sound card. etc etc. I have been having a couple of bugs I can't seem to get worked out. The display settings occasionally change on there own from 16bit to 16 colors. Sometimes when I restart my system it will get to my background and then not load my icons. It shuts itself down and then runs scandisk like I turned it off wrong
any ideas?

A:video problems and computer doesn't start right

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 76 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8105 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 918 GB (846 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0WVYMC
Antivirus: IObit Malware Fighter, Enabled and Updated
Am having audio problems. Every time I restart Windows 10 I have to readjust my audio settings. Once done I can get about 10 minutes of quality sound before it becomes distorted very bad.
Also when I click on start menu, the description of the menu selection fades to unreadable at about the D entries on through the rest of the menu.
Hope this is the right forum to place this in. Any thoughts or ideas is gratefully appreciated.

A:Dell 3252 having audio problems and start menu problems

You appear to have a Dell Inspiron 3252 desktop.
What's the exact "service tag" number and "express service code" number on yours?

It appears to have Realtek ALC3600-CG 5.1 channel high definition audio.
HERE is the Windows 10 64-bit driver for it.


You should consider getting rid of the IObit-related apps that are installed in that desktop.


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About 3 or 4 days ago I installed a new motherboard (Gigabyte MA785GMT-UD2H), processor (Athlon X2), RAM (4GB Crucial), HDD (so it's essentially a new PC). After installing XP Home and then gradually installing updates (SP3 is installed) and my usual assortment of programmes and utilities (nothing too out of the ordinary - iTunes, browsers, Office, spyware utilities, Security Essentials), my PC now has a number of glitchy problems whenever I boot it up at the beginning of the day. I can get past them by rebooting roughly 4-5 times; eventually it will run smoothly. I've kept notes of some of the most recurrent problems:

- Generic Win32 service closes on start-up. Result is frequently that when I try to open My Documents or My Computer, the taskbar and desktop icons disappear for a few seconds, then reappear. Often after a few attempts my desired folder will eventually open.

- AntiMalware Service Executable closes on start-up. Result is Security Essentials deciding it cannot update and thinks it's out of date.

- ATI Catalyst Control Centre (for the onboard GPU) closes on start-up. No noticeable effects.

- Google Chrome (my preferred browser) browser windows crash - i.e. I get the 'aw snap!' page, the whole thing doesn't close. This occurs even after disabling extensions, so they do not seem to be the cause.

...And less frequently, I have also had the following happen:

- On boot-up, a window pops up with: 'Procedure entry point Md5final could not be located in ... Read more

A:XP problems on new build/install - services closing on start-up & other problems

Apparently it won't let me edit my post anymore. Just to update, I rebooted after posting all this to see what happened, the first thing I did was open a Word (2007) document, and upon opening I received BSOD with message PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA. Rebooted again and all seems normal.

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I recently formatted (or reformatted) my computer. Its a dell inspiron 1150. ive got all the disks that came with the machine, including drivers and utilities disk.

ive loaded all drivers/utilities relevant to inspiron 1150 on, but I cant get online. I have cable broadband internet.

When i go into 'device manager' there is a yellow question mark and exclamation mark under "other devices"/"usb cable modem". (there are no other yellow question/exclamation marks next to any other drivers).

In "network connections", i have a "Local Area Connection" Icon, but it always has a red x (meaning no connection).

i havnt entered anything onto LAN settings (tools/internet options/connections).

i have also downloaded and installed the same drivers off the dell website, under the "communication" tab, that applies to inspiron 1150 and my computer's service tag.

I dont really know anything about computers, but i would have thought that loading every driver on the driver and utilities disk that applies to 1150, that I should be able to plug in a usb broadband and get online. is the driver not installed? if so, how can i get it to install (ive tried dozens of times)?

ive reinstalled the drivers over and over, tried googleing it and searching online. would really appreciate some help. thanks

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