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X201 restarting at startup

Q: X201 restarting at startup

Hi I have reseted power supply, reseated hdd and hdd diagnostics in bios passed. Laptop restarts immediately after Lenovo startup screen, no Windows startup fix or anything. Can someone help me? Thanks

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Is it difficult to replace the screen latch on an X201 tablet?  I've worked on T series laptops replacing lcds and drives and the like.  Thanks for any info!

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A:X201 replacement latch on X201 tablet?

Welcome to the forum!
Well, it's not that difficult but you need to disassemble a lot of parts. This is fairly easy to do if you closely follow the instructions of Lenovo's Hardware Maintenance Manual, which you can download from here: click me!
Check chapter 8 -2040

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Was using desktop tonight when it froze up. Did a manual shutdown by pushing the power button on the front of the hard drive. Now when I go to start the computer it will not get past the screen where it says that the computer was shut down improperly and asks if I want to start in safe mode, safe mode with networking, one other safe mode option and to restart windows normally. It does not matter which option I chose, the desktop does not want to start up. Am using laptop now but unsure what to do to get desktop going....please help


A:Cant startup, keeps restarting

If you use restore points, you could try:System restore in safe mode, from the command prompt:http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproble...emrestorecp.htmF8 on reboot, choose: Safe Mode With Command Promptfollow the instructions in the link.If you can boot from a Windows XP CD, you could run chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console.

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Okay, I'm not sure how this started happening. I haven't changed any settings, nothing new installed.

I can get into safe mode, and once I do that and restart I can get the system to start fine.

But if I let it go on its own, it'll reset itself while windows is starting. It's set to not restart after errors, but it doesn't look like windows is loading far enough to check that setting.

Here are my error logs, in the order that they appear in the alert menu.

The description for Event ID ( 2001 ) in Source ( rasctrs ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. The following information is part of the event: The event log file is corrupt..

Unable to open the Redirector service. Redirector performance data will not be returned. Error code returned is in data DWORD 0.

Unable to open the Server service. Server performance data will not be returned. Error code returned is in data DWORD 0.

Unable to open the Disk performance object. Status code returned is data DWORD 0.


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My pc specs are:
windows xp s3
abit ip-95
3.2 ghz core 2 duo
1300 mb ram
geforce 7300

I've not been able to get my pc to desktop for a while. Had a few different problems and can't pin down which one is causing it. I had a master boot sector virus and my pc needed restarting every few hours or no programme would start, so i tried to reinstall my old windows (sp1). The install stopped at 34 mins while installing devices so i was stuck an install loop that would never complete After a harddrive format and a windows reinstall on a different harddrive i got a BSOD just before the windows loading screen comes up with error:

pci.sys Add F75FE0BF base at F75F70000 Datestamp 3b7d855c
Stop: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0xF75FE0BF, 0xF789E20C, 0xF789DF0C)

So....i hooked up my old mobo and processor (asrock K7S41GX, athalon 2200xp) and finally got back into desktop. Now ive tried the abit setup with minimal hardware and it keeps crashing. Then i tried a new xp with service pack 3, with this it doesnt crash but restarts just before windows load up screen starts. i turned off the automatic reboot on startup failure and get this error message:

STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7957528,oxc0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)

I did some harddrive testing and my older drive, that windows was originally installed on, fails some of the short drive tests (both my drives are Seagate).

because the problem seemed to start with the harddrive i was hoping it was that as i dont need it, i have an 80... Read more

A:pc restarting on windows startup

Hello ,

okay now what research i have done it is that your you have hard errors on your harddive

the best way to resolve this is to wipe the disk with a 3rd party program such as killdisk

it can be gotten here


you will want to download the (free suite of tools) and install it to a working computer

now you will want to create a bootable cd

now you will want to start the system with the issues and go into the bios

now you will want to set the boot order to load the cd rom as the first boot device

now you will want to insert the bootable cd into the cd rom

now exit the bios by saving the settings

now this will cause your system to work thru the ram / memory & the cd rom

when the disk gets loaded and the program loads you will want to select (kill) or (f10)

now this will start the wiping function to wich will write your harddrive to zeros (like new from the factory

this will take a while from an hr to several hrs

when done then you can remove the cd and insert the Windows XP cd and reboot your system

the install will begin of XP takes about 1 &1/2 hrs / follow normal install steps

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Asus A8n SLI deluxe
Windows XP Professional
I've been having a problem with my computer, it wont allow me to start up in anything other then safe mode, otherwise, it usually, restarts during the black Windows loading screen. Im currently using another computer to try and get some help.

The problem is something that happened overnight, with no software, setting, or hardware change. No change what so ever. I went to sleep with it working fine, woke up, and its giving me these problems. Now im just trying to pinpoint it. Is this a motherboard problem? A hard drive problem? the hard drive I have in there isn't very old, a Maxtor 200gb hd.

Or is it maybe windows?

I have two other hard drives installed, one of which, windows became corrupt, and I have since wiped it clean, and now just use it as storage. Could it be still causing a problem? Altough that would be strange since this problem is new, and that hard drive was installed and working fine up until now.

Any help would be great. Thank you.

A:Computer Restarting during startup

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I got some virus's on my computer. AVG detected them, healed some but the explorer.exe and winlogon.exe couldnt be healed. i thought i sorted it out cus the virus seemed to change explorer.exe to explorer.ex_ and that same with the others so i copied those files and renamed them so they ended in the right format but obviously no luck.

When i start up my computer it goes to the windows XP logo then to a black, blank screen then my computer seems to restart it self.

Help please. Im using my brothers computer to post this

Thanks in advance.

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Hello, Im am having some MAJOR difficulties here. I used the System Restore and it went throught its little restore thing... then finished and the computer restarted. When it tried to restart a screen came up saying that somthing had happened and it game me a few options of starting up.

1. startup in safe mode
2. startup in safe mode and network
2. (dont remember)
3. Start up in last working configuration
4. startup windows normally.

Iv'e tried all of these and when ever it gets to the "Windows loading" screen it restarts and gives me these options again. Please Help me!



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Hi. I haven't gone to bleepingcomputer.com in a while since I haven't had any computer problems since they have last helped me fix a computer from very bad virus problems.

I have a five year old Dell Inspiron 8250 which has just recently had a problem during the start up. After the Dell page loads and I hit the Windows XP load page, the computer puts up a blue screen with font on it for about a quarter of a second and then restarts the computer. I've tried starting up in safe mode and it hasn't made any difference. I couldn't imagine it to be a very deep computer problem, since my computer was functioning just fine before this.

The only local computer repair place I know of is the Best Buy Geek Squad. I called them for information about how much they would charge to fix this computer, and they replied it would be $200! That is very likely more than my computer actually costs, and I'm not interested in paying this amount.

Is there anything I should try doing with my computer to fix it before I throw it in the dump?

Thanks a lot. If anyone knows of any more reasonable chain computer repair place, or even somewhere I could send my computer where the total cost would amount to up to $100, I would be interested in having any information about this.

A:Computer Restarting At Startup

Turn on your laptop/desktop and keep hitting F8. Then go to the highlighted line in the picture. Then hit enter. Now make a photo of the BSOD (Blue screen of death) and reply.

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This is an ongoing issue I've had for a while now. My computer would typically restart once on startup and then go into windows no prob (running XP pro w/ SP2, came on the disk) though at one time I do remember that fast startup. I was getting more and more frustrated and finally broke when it got stuck in a restart loop and I could not start up windows in regular or safe mode. Repaired it so I could at least get on and rescue a few docs then reloaded windows.

Reloading commenced on Sunday night, went smooth, installed the minimum though I could probably go less. During the installing and updating restarted the comp numerous times and never ran into the restart issue. Thinking my problem was solved I did a little happy dance and went to bed.

Yesterday b/f turns on computer to load one of his school programs and it does one restart. I get home, he tells me, I turn computer on and get a couple before windows finally loads. Mumble and grumble about throwing it out the window and I check the Microsoft support, find a lil article about unchecking the restart on error box and think what the heck, I can just reinstall again. Now the computer does not start up but I can read the errors.

I know this is getting long, but here are the numbers I received this morning:
1st startup: Stop:c000021a {fatal system error} The session manager initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc00002c (0x00000000 0x00000000)

1st reboot: A problem was detected..... Read more

A:XP Startup/Restarting Issues

Sounds like bad memory. Run memtest86 or Windows Memory Diagnostic.


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For some reason my computer is restarting aprox. 5 seconds after the desktop appears. I'm not sure why, but I did a virus scan in safe mode and am in safe mode right now. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

A:Computer restarting on startup


please list your specs including your power supply

have you cleaned out the case recently?

post back

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For some reason my computer is restarting aprox. 5 seconds after the desktop appears. I'm not sure why, but I did a virus scan in safe mode and am in safe mode right now. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

A:Computer Restarting On Startup

first do this.....we want to see any error messages...do it in safe mode and reboot

To turn off auto restart
START...Control Panel...System...Advanced...Startup and recovery...uncheck auto restart.

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So last night an unknown setup_.exe was accidentally installed on my computer. It went to a blue screen that didn't look safe so I immediately forced a shutdown. Upon rebooting it led me to startup repair where it attempted to fix the problems. It was unable to fix automatically and led me to the Recovery Manager. From there I've done System Restore to get me to an earlier date and the recovery was successful. However, whenever the computer restarts it goes back to startup repair and then back to recovery manager. I cannot get Safe Mode to open and I've run Windows Memory Diagnostic which brought up no results. All I want to do is open up Windows as normal.


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Hi! my comp has been recently restarted on startup.....i turn it on and it goes to the screen where it says Start Windows normally last good configaration and safe mode etc.

i choose one of them and it starts alright then in about 3 secs in flashs blue and restarts
please help i would really appreciate it


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hi. i really hope you can help me. i got a new computer well its less than 1 year old it is running vista.it was never online.and i have no antivirus on it so i have no way of scaning.it has a 500 gb hard drive so all my friends give me things to download now i have 300gb of my hard drive full of movies and music on it so a clean boot is out.ok.(never online)i cant do anything on it now because now when i turn on the computer on and log in, just when windows starts it restarts and the desktop gos for a sec and then its back and goes and restarts again and so on and on and on.i cant do anything is there anything i can do that might help.our can i install antivirus in safe mode so i can scan to see if it is a virus just incase one of my friends had a virus on there disks.our is there any software out there that i can use to backup all my movies and music and pictures and everything i need..please help

A:vista keeps restarting on startup cant do anything

hello again.i installed antivirus and i found notting.i tryed to install spybot but it will not install.i got everything off it so i might have to restore to factory setting i dont want to because just incase it come back i would like to fix it.if i put it online will there an update in sp1 that might fix it.im just wondering will go online and be able to get updates because of my error..(windows explorer has stopped working, windows explorer is restarting) its is really getting to me it happends every sec dont get time to do anything only when i open task manager i can.

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I have a 3 year old gaming pc and about a month ago my PSU blew up (with a big flash). So I replaced it with a new one with same amount of watt.
And the pc worked great for the past month. But today when I try to start it, it keeps restarting every 5 seconds. Without showing any screen.

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This happened to me before already when one program, from what i recall "Host process" (or something like that), suddenly becomes unresponsive and requires me to close it. Because of this i decide to restart my laptop and after logging in, I realize that my startup programs didn't run anymore. True enough when i checked "msconfig.exe" i find out that most, if not all my startup items were missing.

what i did to solve this before was to use system restore and luckily, i was able to get all of my startup items back and my system was back to normal.

My problem is now it has happened again and doing system restore has failed me and my startup programs are still missing from "msconfig.exe". i have no idea on how to get it back so i decided to join this forum and see if anyone can give me an insight on how to fix this problem. any help will GREATLY be appreciated

I attached a picture of what my startup items look like now in msconfig.exe. the unchecked items were retained and are the ones i manually unchecked before. the three checked items are the only three items that were left. (i used to have around 12 checked more or less which are now not in the list)

I am quite sure that a virus has not caused this because i keep my system very clean as i scan it regularly with BitDefender Total Security 2009 installed (system tray of this one doesn't run anymore as well). i also check msconfig regularly for unwanted programs that startup automatically

A:Startup Items all gone after restarting Laptop

Almost assuredly you have a virus or malware
Run a full, updated virus scan
Run a full malwarebytes scan.
Download and upadate.

I know you just ran the scan. Run again, and run malwarebytes.

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hello hows it gong. my computer boots into windows without any error messages. and win the winxp bootup screen comes the blue loading indicator goes four about 4 seconds then restarts. at the same time. you can almost count it. i put in a instillation cd and well it stayed on forever. so why when windows is tryin to bootup.

any help would be great

A:computer keeps restarting upon windows startup

Try a repair.

Repair Installation Instructions
How To Run A Repair Install
(How to Repair Windows XP by Installing Over top of Existing Setup)

All you do is boot from the CD. When it asks if you want to repair and to press "R", don't. Continue with the installation just like you were installing for the first time.

You will then get a license agreement and it will ask you to press F8 to agree. Right after that screen, you will see a list of Windows installations that setup found. It will ask if you want to repair it. Read the directions on that page!!!

Then, you will actually press "R" this time and XP will re-install.

When done, you will be back to your familiar desktop with everything looking just like it did before. But all your Windows Updates are gone and you will need to get those again.

If you have any problems booting from CD, set the CD to boot earlier than the hard drive in BIOS setup, or come back for more help. If you don't get the "Repair" optin to press the second "R", then your registry is too damaged for a repair and you need to restore an earlier copy of the registry.

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Hi, there must be ton of people who come here and ask you random questions but, I have a cicero computer ( now known as medion) with windows xp home edition as my OS. Now, here's the problem. I boot the computer up and it goes through all the normal prompts, everything is good. I get to my desktop and everything is still ok, my initial programs load and then about 10 seconds later, the computer shuts down and the light that tells you it's on, starts blinking. I tried running it in safe mode with no luck. I also tried booting it off the windows cd to do a repair install and it did the same thing.

I've done some research and it turns out it could be a wide variety of things including a virus but I think it's pretty unlikely it could be a virus considering what the computer is doing.

I'm really just interested in getting my files off the computer so I'm not sure how to go about doing this...

any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Computer restarting after startup in any mode

ok this may or may not help if your system if screwed up like that any thing is worth a try
here it is try safe mode withcommand prompt if it stayes on then type in cmd(command prompt) "%SystemRoot%\System32\restore\rstrui.exe" without quotes should open system restore select "restore to an earlier date" then next select date previous of which you experienced problem, read all make shure you know what is about to happen as it says (it is using setting in system 32 and others at that time frame you selcted.) hit next it will load restart then if it solved anything there should be a difference:)
sincerely hope this helps best of luck,

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This is all my writing from a thread. I thought I might be in the wrong one cause no one seems to no what to do and I have always found someone here to help me, always. So here it is, I really do need some help.

Having a problem and I think I might have been in the wrong forum. Here is what has been happening.

Neighbor's computer he said it went off last night he could see it blinking from the other room. Now when you try to start it ,,it goes to a black screen and says
sorry for the inconvirnce windows did not start successfully and you have a choice of
safe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode command prompt
last known good configuration

It does not matter which one you try it comes back to the same screen again. It acts like it is trying to boot into windows but does not.

I got into the system recovery and it asked me if I wanted to try system restore instead I said yes and it trys to take you there but goes back to the same screen. He has no system disk cause it came on the computer.

Can someone tell me how to get this started for him?? Please

I just tried using the 6 disks that you make to boot xp and first five went on perfertly but it wouldn't start number six, is there a differnce in boot disks if you have sp1 or sp2 and if so I will have to make some more boot disk OR I have a dell disk that a lady let me use I used it to boot hers and do a repair it is xp sp1 I believe and it did fine on her dell I put in the copy the ndlr (I no th... Read more

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I just bought a new gigabyte mobo, processor, PSU, Graphics card, and RAM (and used it to build a new system along with my old harddrive). I installed it all correctly and my computer starts up but then keeps restarting when it gets to the windows loading screen. I can only access bios and that sort of stuff.what could the problem be? My friend says it might be because my hard drive has windows 7 64 bit installed and there is a chance that the motherboard only supports 32bit. He also said i might need to boot with a windows recovery/repair disk since i am installing a new motherboard. Are these possible options? Thanks

GA-M68MT-S2P motherboard
DDR3 ram
Ati radeon 6870
AMD phenom 840 X4
OCZ fatality 550w psu
320gb HDD

A:New custom built PC keeps restarting at startup

If the windows installation was from another set of hardware (Motherboard), it is looking for the old hardware and not finding it. The best thing to do is a Clean install of Windows, and all of the New Drivers for the new Motherboard.

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I'm running on a Windows 8.1 OS, and recently it keeps getting BSODs before starting up/restarting, but it still manages to get into Windows, and it seems to run normally after that. The error message is something like PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (rtwlane.sys). I have uploaded a minidump file of the most recent BSOD on my OneDrive here. Hope to be able to solve this issue ASAP. Thanks for your attention!

A:Windows 8.1 gets BSOD during startup/restarting

Hi Yehjohn & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analyzed your dump file and below has been provided a summary of the same for informative purposes :-

**************************Sun Aug 3 16:28:16.811 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for rtwlane.sys

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for rtwlane.sys

Probably caused by : rtwlane.sys ( rtwlane+db31d )

BugCheck 50, {ffffe00122e00940, 0, fffff80049ee431d, 2}




FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: AV_rtwlane+db31d

MaxSpeed: 2500

CurrentSpeed: 2494

BIOS Version E16GDIMS.30F

BIOS Release Date 11/14/2013

Manufacturer Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.

Product Name GP60 2OD


Below is a list of 3rd party software present on your system :-

**************************Sun Aug 3 16:28:16.811 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
MBfilt64.sys Fri Jul 31 09:10:32 2009 (4A7267B0)
anvsnddrv.sys Mon Nov 14 13:47:35 2011 (4EC0CE9F)
NTIOLib_X64.sys Thu Oct 25 15:57:58 2012 (5089142E)
rikvm_38F51D56.sys Mon Nov 19 15:15:43 2012 (50A9FFC7)
HECIx64.sys Tue Dec 18 01:02:21 2012 ... Read more

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Hi everyone. I am now having another problem with Firefox.

So when I startup my computer, I click on the Firefox icon in my taskbar. It loads up perfectly, and displays my homepage. But as soon as I click on a bookmark on my toolbar or type something into Google it just shows the grey spinning wheel saying connecting...

I have worked out a way to solve this, I just close Firefox go into the task manager and end the process "firefox.exe" and then start Firefox up again. Then it starts loading webpages pages like it should.

I have reinstalled Firefox and have updated it to the latest version.

Does anyone have a suggestion that could help me with this?
P.S I have also had some problems with Flash Player too. Sometimes when I load a webpage it displays an error saying Shockwave flash may be busy or has stopped responding. Then it gives me the options continue or stop plugin. I am not sure what is causing this error.

A:Firefox restarting process at startup

Try these steps from Mozilla and see if it helps.

Troubleshoot and diagnose Firefox problems | Firefox Help

This other link helps you reset your Firefox connection.

How to Troubleshoot a Reset Connection in Firefox | eHow

This other link shows you how to reset Firefox.

Reset Your Firefox | The Den

Hope one of them helps you.

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hi, i recently got spyware /adware on my computer. I've used spyware doctor, SUPERantispyware, Malwarebytes, S&D, ad-aware to remove all the spyware/adware and it seems to be all okay from there , but after i rebooted the computer, my computer kept rebooting when windows was just about to log in... " the screen where is says "welcome"" (my OS is Vista ultimate).. the only way i can log back onto windows is if i select the boot option "Last Known Good Configuration" at the boot menu.. I cannot log into Safe Mode as it will restart at the same screen where it welcomes me into windows.. ive tried full system scans on all the spyware removal tools mentioned above and none can detect and fix any problems associated to the constant auto rebooting..

can someone offer me another removal tool that may fix my problem. everytime i turn on my computer i have to forcefully reboot the computer inorder to boot at "Last known good configuration" which looks quiet damaging..
Your Help is Appreciated! and i would like to know the name of the virus/spyware if you recognise this problem


A:Constant Restarting At Startup, Am I Still Infected?

help anyone?

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My computer's specs are: Windows 98, AMD Athlon, 256 RAM. I've also included a log from Hijack This below. Basically, my computer used to start up on its own, out of the blue. I found out this didn't happen when the modem was switched off, so the easy solution was to switch the modem off. Then, after installing a firewire device it now restarts as soon as it finishes its shut down process. I've tried looking in the bios and have disabled the "power up on external modem act" but to no avail. What else could it be?

Another sub-problem I have is that I'm always running low on system resources. There is always around 50% resources or less before I even start using the programs I want to use! I look to see which programs are already running and there is at least 20 opened most of which I have no idea what they are.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:59:25 PM, on 16/06/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\... Read more

A:Computer restarting on its own & low system resources on startup

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OS: Win 8
Original OS: Win 8
OS was pre-installed
I dont know how to check the hardware age :<
I reinstalled Win 8 the 4th of August.
Video Card: Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Manufacturer: ASUS
Exact Model Number: S56CB-XO277H or RN59502036 (I dont know which one to use =P)
It is a Laptop.

A:BSOD when restarting after startup and when running some programs.

You don't have Windows 8.1 installed.  Is there a particular reason why?Only 60 Windows Updates installed.  Most systems have 170 to 180 or more.  Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).Don't worry about the specific number, it's just important that you have checked and installed any updates that were available (and didn't experience any errors).The problems are starting too look like hardware/low-level driver problems. The first suspect is the hard drive, but this isn't certain.Please start by running these free hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html Out of 8 memory dumps there were 4 different BSOD  (aka STOP or BugCheck) error codes (to include one's that specifically call out hardware problems).  The differing error codes are usually symptomatic of a lower level problem within the system. They are usually caused by one of these things (the list is not in any sort of order):- borked (broken) hardware (several different procedures used to isolate the problem device)- BIOS issues (check for updates at the motherboard manufacturer's website)- overclocking/overheating - You'll know if you're overclocking or not. If uncertain we can suggest things to check.- dirt/dust/hair/fur/crud inside the case.  Blow out the case/vents with canned air (DO NOT use an air compressor or vacuum as they can cause damage to the system)- missing Windows Updates- compatibility i... Read more

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I want to stop some programs from running at startup on my wife's computer. It is a Toshiba Laptop running Windows XP. I know how to do that using MS Config but if I disable something that I should not have disabled, can I restart in safe mode and re-enable it?

Her computer is running very slow and I think this is a good place for me to start.

Thanks for your help.


A:Editing Startup & restarting in safe mode

Making a restore point before making the changes is the best idea. You can always run System Restore from a command prompt or an ERD CD if you get stuck.

Just don't use "Safe Boot" in msconfig. That has led to problems. It is not the same thing as "Safe Mode" (which is why it has a different name, though people don't seem to notice that detail) and machines that have Safe Mode disabled by their manufacturers may not be bootable at all if Safe Boot is enabled.

Msconfig was a bad idea. It is not wise to have system-required and user-optional startups controlled in the same place where people can make too many errors.

But a startup manager is easier and safer. You can then be sure to be able to re-enable items in Safe Mode, they are saved in a sort of "recycle bin" when removed, and they don't stick around after the programs are uninstalled as they will if manipulated in msconfig. Over all, I'm against the use of msconfig because so many people here have disabled their machines with wrong choices.

Services should never be controlled by msconfig. Use the Services Console snap-in to MMC.

Startup Control Panel
MZ Startup Manager
Startup Control Panel (Exe version for Vista)
Emsa Startup Manager
EM Startup Manager
WheresJames Startup Manager

Startup Programs Reference

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It was a few weeks ago I noticed that a few of my games were attempting to load, but ended up crashing to the desktop. I did a driver update on my graphics card and made sure everything else was up to date. This did not solve any issues. After some research I was directed to restart with Selective startup, load startup items unchecked, and all services except Microsoft services disabled. That solved the problem for the crashes. If I wanted to play I just restarted that way and it work just fine. After talking with a few more people I was directed to try that same process, but slowly allow some other services to start as well. On my first attempt at this, with all services still unchecked, I restarted like I had many times in the last week, and it popped up with a BSOD. I am unable to start up the computer in any mode. Most people try to advise me to try this or that, but I am stuck in a reboot cycle. Thus I am unable to run any diagnostics like most people ask for.

The only updates prior to the BSOD were the driver update, and installing a brothers printer with software/drivers.

Full system specs are in "My system Specs" below.

A:BSOD after restarting in Selective Startup, 0x00000050

If you are stuck in a reboot loop then you are probably best trying a repair install - Repair Install

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Sometimes my computer restarts after I enter my password on the user screen. Im using WindowsXP SP2. I ran a Deckard scan and Im posting the logs , if somebody could look at them Id be very grateful. Deckard's System Scanner v20070708.52Run by Christopher on 2007-07-12 at 12:22:23Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --42: 2007-07-12 16:22:25 UTC - RP42 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point41: 2007-07-12 12:00:46 UTC - RP41 - Software Distribution Service 3.040: 2007-07-12 00:25:00 UTC - RP40 - Removed Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP39: 2007-07-11 20:29:11 UTC - RP39 - System Checkpoint38: 2007-07-10 16:22:40 UTC - RP38 - System Checkpoint-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2007-07-04 01:39:00 UTC - RP1 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Christopher.exe) -----------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:23:54 PM, on 7/12/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS ... Read more

A:Windows Restarting After Logging In At User Startup

Hi genthore,

If you still need help please post a fresh HijackThis log and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks for your patience.

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i recently upgraded my computer to a athlon XP 1600+
with a k7t 266 pro 2 motherboard
and a geforce 2 MX400 64 mb
ive installed it and am constantly getting problems

i can start up if i leave the fsb at 100 but as soon as i put it to 133 it wont start up properly an d keeps saying windows protectoin error and spontaniosly restarting

any help plz?!!?!

A:(Resolved)comp upgrade - spontaneus restarting on startup

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I have a Dell Optiplex 755 which is only about 2 years old that has given me and my IT guys at work fits. I finally had to get a new work computer and ende up bringing the Optiplex home.

The Optiplex routinely shuts down and tries to restart right as Windows is loading. At work, it would occasionally load Windows and be fine for a few days to a few weeks, but would then shut down and start the endless cycle of failed restarts.

Dell sent me a new power source and new motherboard and I also installed a new hard drive as well. None of these things fixed the problem. My IT guys wiped it all clean and said to take it home and see if someone might be able to diagnose and repair it.

Since I've brought it home, I have been unable to get past the Windows loading screen before it shuts off and restarts. It has a new, clean version of Windows XP Professional.

Please let me know if you have any thoughts. Thanks!


A:Dell Optiplex keeps shutting down and restarting at Windows Startup

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I have an HP computer that I had to replace the system fan today. Now the bios date and times are completely wrong. Safe mode won't work for me just keeps restarting. Start up repair doesn't do anything. The computer is from 2006. Is it possible that the motherboard or hard drive is going bad? Is it time for a new computer? I basically can't do anything on it now.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6143 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 580 GB (454 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0M017G
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

First start of the day, only; 5-8 minutes after start, PC shuts down. After restart ( 1 or more times) PC runs normally. I've tried everything and can't find out why.

A:PC shuts down after initial startup & restarting runs normal

You appear to have a Dell Studio D540 desktop which has driver support for Windows XP and Vista and 7.
What's the exact "service tag" number and "express service code" number on your Dell?
How long has Windows 10 64-bit been installed and running in your Dell?


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Hi dear,

I had Dell Core i7 Inspiron 15 7000 7537 for last 2 years and it was working perfectly fine. Recently about a month ago I upgraded my windows from 8.1 to 10 and it was working fine. Since yesterday it went into an error and got stuck on blue screen of death. When i restarted it started showing me blank blue screen so I have to restart multiple times and some times it was taking me to windows but most of the times was getting stuck on blue blank screen.
So I thought may be a restore will work but when i tried restoring to previous windows now when it starts it gets stuck on Dell bootup screen and keeps on saying Welcome and loading image and then restarts and keeps on getting restart for ever.
I have checked System Assessment and it shows no errors found. I tried to boot from USB but no luck and still stuck on restarting.
Now I believe my previous windows has been removed and i can't install other windows at all.
Please help me.

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Here's the problem

This computer once running does fine, and after it runs for awhile you can restart it or shut it down and then start it up with kinow problem. HOWEVER, if it is not running (shutdown) for a few hours or over night, then you try to start it, the monitor will usually flicker a couple of times and then the normal start up stuff the black and white screen where it is finding everything etc goes by then an error message comes up and in 30 seconds the computer shutsdown and eithier will not start again or keep rebooting, it is like a 30 second count down, it is not that NT AUTHORITY type thing. I ask my buddy to try to get the error message written down so he did and this is waht it says.

Recent hardware or software change might have caused this
(he said there has been no hardware added or other downloads)

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexspectedly or was automatically shutdown, to protect your files and folders, choose last known good configuration to revert to the most resent settings that worked. If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because a power or reset button was pressed or if you are not sure what caused the problem choose start windows normally.

It gives the different startup modes

safemode with networking
last know good configuration

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A:Solved: WQindows XP SP2-Startup-shutdown-restarting problem-can someone help?

I found out what it was, I found my power supply tester and the power supply is no good, it must have been on its way out and just starting sometimes, I hooked up an old power supply I had and it started right up. So I will close this thread, Thanks

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Can anyone help me with my msconfig, it just seens to not work anymore.
see, i want normal again, so my firefox and other games i play to work.
and before. i wanted my pc to run faster, so i took off some useless startups and services.
i kept trying different startups to see what makes my firefox and games work. and take off the other junk i dont need. so it runs fast and does what i want.
nyway, I was trying different startups, and then after it loaded back up to the desktop after the restart. the boxs i checked in msconfig, they werent checked. they were the same from before. and ever since. i can change it back, so now i cant use firefox or play my games.

(*i use firefox cause my internet explore dont work really much at all. no java script or anything.plus really slow*)

A:Msconfig is stuck on Selective Startup. After restarting, it stays the same, why?

Download Msconfig Cleanup

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Hello everyone,

I am not sure which category this belongs to as it broaches many areas, but I felt this was the closest (other than general)

In short my computer refuses to start win 7, it tries to repair it, but fails. I have tried system restore point and restore to previous known working state but neither works. The computer will start in safe mode though.

Some background:
This started when my AVG virus software started telling me it could not update so I uninstalled it (or rather tried to update it by downloading a new version of it and trying to install it over the old, but this had some problems so I uninstalled it). I rebooted after the uninstall and the cycle above started.

At this point time I tried restoring the system to the point before I tried the "install new version over the old" and the restore was successful but the problem persisted. After this though, no restore point will work anymore, I just get

"unspecified error occurred during system restore 0x8000ffff"

Apparently the first restore really did work as when I started in safe mode, the AVG was there and I uninstalled it hoping it would help, but no.

I've tried running the Repair Computer option from win7 disk, but it wont work. I can not even try to reinstall win7 at the moment because I get this when trying to select any partition:

windows 7 windows cannot be installed to this disk the selected disk has an mbr partition table gpt

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A:Win7 keeps restarting, startup repair and system restore fails

If you do a "startup repair" it fails you say. But why? There's a clickable text something like "view diagnostics results". Click on it. It displays the tests it did. Status 0x0 means no errors... not interested in that. What erors does it give in what step?

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All of a sudden my T540p always shows Startup Interupt Menu when starting or restarting Windows 10. Why? There is no apparent reason for it as Device Manager shows all devices are present and working properly. So its annoying as you have to press ESC to continue. Just wondering what might have caused this behavious to start and how I can make it stop. I think it started after I let a Lenovo update I had never seen before run its course, or maybe a Windows 10 update.

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Hi there,

I have been stuck with the above issue for the last couple of days and would appreciate some help asap. In reflecting on the above the comp. is at the point where it is continuously restarting. I was able to insert the installation/required disk it was asking me for earlier and was able to open up to a screen resembling safe-mode. However, I can no longer do this on my own or through "start-up repair".

If it is helpful, in reading the start-up repair screen and seeing, "windows cannot repair the comp. automatically" as well as looking throughthe "problem details" I see recall seeing possible registry errors such as, "rollback registry"

If this can not be fixed or is not a quick fix I am also open to the idea of reseting/reformatting the hard drive but only if I can recover some files using open-source software such as recuva or the like.

Appreciate the help

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HiI want to migrate from x201 to x230. It turns out, however, that the ssd I have, which is crucial mx300 has two metal parts sticking out that make it impossible to insert the disk. Can anything be done about it at all or will I need a new ssd for x230?Would x220 be incompatible with the ssd, too?

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Has anyone got windows 10 anniversary update to run ok on a Thinkpad X201?

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My local MicroCenter has a refurbished X201 (open box) for $120...Windows 7 Pro, 4 GB RAM, 128GB SSD...not sure if its the tablet version or not (says X201 without the "T"), but pics show a tablet version. Just wondering if people would still recommend this as a good deal? Thanks!

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Dear all, I'm trying to connect an old but good x201 (2.4 Ghz M520) to a FullHD LED Monitor via VGA. Computer recognizes that something is going on but I get no signal in the LED TV. Does it support LED Monitor? Thank you

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I have a Thinkpad X201  running Windows 10. It has an Intel Ultimate N 6300 AGN wireless adapter. My router is a Linknsys E1200. The router is "n" compatable, works great in n mode on my HP and my MAC Book. My Thinkpad will not connect in n mode. Windows say "can't connect". It connects fine in 802.11g mode just runs slowly only 22 mps.In properties for the N6300 I have 802.11n mode enabled. 802.11n channels set to auto. I have my wireless secuity set to WPA2/personal. WMM disabled.Has anyone else had this problem? Any help? 

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hi, i just purchased new RAMs for my X201 previously it had 2GB DDR3 1066Mhz PC3-8500 SO-DIMM Memory ( Samsung ) i purchased Kingston 2x 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz  PC3-10600 SO-DIMM Memory . i installed new RAMs but windows ( also ubuntu with dual-boot ) didnt start. i tried each rams also each slots. when i install both of the 2 rams together, OS doesnt boot, just freezes while booting ( for windows 7 it freezes when it says " windows is starting " , in ubuntu it cant boot, instead it restarts again and again ) when i try just one 4gb ram for 1 slot , it is giving Blue Screen Of Death error at boot screen ( in windows 7 when we see colored booting window flag it freezes for a second then blue screen )  after all of these , i uninstalled my old laptops 1066 mhz 2GB ram ( same with the previous ram of x201 ) and installed it into x201. it worked.  so slots dont have any problem.. it seems rams having issue. My X201 Type number is : 3626-FBG Kingston RAMs  details : on cover it written: KVR13S9S8/44GB PC3-10600 CL9 204-Pin SODIMM207767C2C20000006549306004 Any idea why is it happening?  

ThinkPad X201 3680-AD6 / Intel Core i5 M560 2.67Ghz / DDR3 8GB / Intel SSD 730 Series 240GB / 12.1 WXGA 1280x800px / Dual boot Win10 Pro x64 - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit + X200 Ultrabase + ThinkVision L2250pwd

A:X201 RAM Upgrade

Hi,one reason of issue might be the frequencies of new RAM sticks and CPU i5-520M in your laptop. That processor supports DDR3-800/1066 memory types only. Who knows how SPD feature on the stick regulates the work on lower frequency. Another reasons might be the RAM sticks CAS latency and timings. There is a chance the new memory is too fast for x201. Look at the such parameters of Samsung stick (in CPU-Z, for example).

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