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Start button unresponsive

Q: Start button unresponsive

I am using Win XP on Sony Vaio PC and my start button has become unresponsive. Everything else on my computer seems to be OK, but when I click the start button, the window pops up, but when I try to click on anything in the box, I hear that "ding" sound and nothing happens! Help. I'm not very tech savy, maybe just a setting wrong or something simple, I hope. Thanks for any help, Ramona

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A: Start button unresponsive

Have you rebooted, or restarted explorer.exe?

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It seems randomly my Start button does not respond to clicks. The Windows button on my keyboard only brings up the Start Menu about 30% of the time (I have to spam it repeatedly). Along with the Start button problem, Alt-Tabbing no longer works.

These two problems usually don't occur as soon as I boot up, but I can't identify what causes them either. Any help?
 

A:Unresponsive Start Button

Give us some spec's on the machine, i.e., make, model, Ram, CPU speed, and etc.
 

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I'm having issues with my windows start button and taskbar. I had a topic in the malware removal section and believe all the issues there were solved. Here is a link to that topic.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic355098.html/page__st__15__gopid__2000745#entry2000745

When I start my computer I can choose programs that have icons on my desktop almost instantly after reaching the desktop screen. These same programs on my task-bar aren't accessible though. the windows start button wont click and in my notification area avast loads by the clock but volume control and the others don't. When I scroll over the task-bar my cursor turns into an hour glass as if it is still trying to load but the problem continues even after five minutes of it being on so, far I have had it snap out of it once, but every other time it remains in this state after start up. As I am typing this my task-bar just became click-able and my volume control is now showing, avast updated as well. It has taken at least half an hour for this to happen though. How can i make it load on start up like it should?

A:Start button and taskbar unresponsive

System manufacturer and model?

How much free space on C: and how large is C:?

How much RAM installed?

Have you tried a repair install of Windows?

Louis

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see thread win9x & me

98SE start button unresponsive
by Changeling

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:07:10 PM, on 4/29/06
Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 SP1 (5.50.4522.1800)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\OSA.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SOUNDBAR\SOUNDBAR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\FINDFAST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\UNZIPPED\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...o/bt_side.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...rch.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://bt.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...rch.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...o/bt_side.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...rch.yahoo.com/
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A:98SE start button unresponsive

Hi Changeling

I understand your start button is now working after a repair install. Would you like to post a fresh HijackThis log for the once over.

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I was surfing the internet when Avast resident shield showed message after message from the taskbar that a malware was found and taken care of. As soon as one message would disappear, another would appear. I ALT-F4'ed the internet and that stopped it. Well just in case any malware/virus made it through, I decided to do my typical scans and PC tool cleaning using:Rkill, Malwarebytes Anti-malware, Superantispyware, Spybot Search & Destroy, Avast! full scan and boot-time scan.All those tools and programs found some spyware, malware, and virus and disposed of those infections.Once I did all that I thought I was clean and can continue my life. The next time I rebooted however I noticed that my taskbar and START button could be seen but was unresponsive. I also noticed that the taskbar didn't have the usual program icons on the bottom right, and whenever I would put my mouse over anyplace on the taskbar or START button the mouse cursor would go from arrow to hourglass. All icons on my desktop work perfectly fine. When I would push CTRL-ALT-DEL to get the task manager it would take forever to show, but when I would use Process Explorer or IKnowPS they would pop up instantly. Another thing I noticed is that Process Explorer or IKnowPS would show sometimes two or three different explorer.exe running at the same time and one of them would show as explore.Exe (capital E on the extension). After rebooting several times later the same problem would occur, but the c... Read more

A:Taskbar, START button Unresponsive??!!

I am sorry to bump my own post but can somebody please HELP?

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I came across a very frustrating issue with Windows 10 today that caused my Start button and Cortana to become completely unresponsive. I spent a couple hours trying to troubleshoot this and came back here where I'd found so many helpful solutions a long time ago.

Here's what @lochlomonder suggested:

Okay, since Windows 10 doesn't normally shut down fully, hold down the Windows and R keys together to get the Run dialogue box open, type in cmd, and then hit Enter. Within the Command Prompt dialogue box, type in the following and then hit Enter: shutdown /s /t 0 (that's a zero at the end). Note: this will turn off your PC, so ensure you've saved all your files and exited applications properly.​
Once the PC shut down fully, I started it back up and my Start button and Cortana came back to life. Thanks!
 

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Now & then when I start my computer, nothing appears in the task bar, the Microsoft Start button at the bottom left fails to respond to either a left or right click, the Cortana window "Ask me anything" & the Task View are also unresponsive'
I then restart the computer either by pressing the power button for some time or by the Ctrl/Alt/Delete process. On re-starting everything is fine.
What I don't know is how to prevent this problem from occurring again.

A:Task bar blank & Start button unresponsive

Hi there,

This recently happened to me with my Surface Pro 4. All you gotta do is Ctrl+Shift+Esc (opens TaskMgr) and do File > Run. Type in 'powershell' and check the box that says Run task with administrative privileges. Once you get into PS, run this:


Code:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Should fix it right then and there, but you may need to restart.

Hope it helps

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Now & then when I start my computer, nothing appears in the task bar, the Microsoft Start button at the bottom left fails to respond to either a left or right click, the Cortana window "Ask me anything" & the Task View are also unresponsive'
I then restart the computer either by pressing the power button for some time or by the Ctrl/Alt/Delete process. On re-starting everything is fine.
What I don't know is how to prevent this problem from occurring again.

A:Taskbar blank & Start button unresponsive

Hi there,

This recently happened to me with my Surface Pro 4. All you gotta do is Ctrl+Shift+Esc (opens TaskMgr) and do File > Run. Type in 'powershell' and check the box that says Run task with administrative privileges. Once you get into PS, run this:


Code:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Should fix it right then and there, but you may need to restart.

Hope it helps

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Hi,
I have a problem on a family research site. If I am using IE i get no response when I press the search button. I am able to enter all the details and then cannot search. If I try to leave the site I cannot. All I get is a Beep Sound as if I have to X something else first.
If I use Mozilla it works fine.
Everything worked well up until a yesterday. At the same time I tried to download Active X and downloaded "Versalsoft" along with it. That was a pain and it took ages to get it out of my machine.
Can you help.
Carolyn
 

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I use the exercise tracking website Endomondo everyday. I manually enter my workouts. Recently when I hit the save button I get no response. All other aspects of the website work for me. I can enter my workouts from other computers. It is just my PC that has the problem. When I hover over the save button I get the following: ?wicket:interface=:3::::#

Hope someone can help. I have tried deleting history and cookies with no result.
 

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Hi, yesterday I got my new parts for the upgrade my pc has been dying for.

I got an NZXT Hades case, a Phenom II 965 BE (the C3 one) an AsRock 880gxh motherboard, 2 sticks of OCZ Gold DDR3 and a arctic freezer 7 pro for good measure. Now it wasn't the first time I've built a system from scratch so I knew what I was doing to an extent and eventually I had it up and running including the old parts required from my previous system; HDD, 2 DVD Drives (1 RW), my HIS Radeon 3870xt and my 500w Aspire PSU.

Now the first odd thing I noticed upon plugging in the PSU's powerchord and flicking the switch was that my USB mouse and my PS/2 keyboard lit up before I'd pushed the power button. Upon pressing it, it powered up as you would expect but once at the welcome screen the mouse wouldn't move, eventually I sussed that it was a driver issue so I fixed that, baring in mind I had powered down several times by now with no issues turning it back on. Finally got things 'right' and had it on for a good few hours. I shut it down as I went to bed (had to hold down the power button as a game had crashed and a simple press of the button did nothing) and flicked the switch on the power supply as the mouse and keyboard didn't go off when the system shutdown. I come to it this morning, flicked the PSU switch and the mouse came on along with the keyboard. However pressing the power switch resulted in NOTHING.

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A:Unresponsive power button.

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So yeah,
One night while my computer was running- IBM Touchpad Windows XP I think- I cleaned the keyboard off with an antispectic wipe before shutting it off. Then I shut it down via the start menu, and the next time I tried to turn it on it wouldn't respond, and it still won't.
What should I do?

A:Power button unresponsive on IBM Touchpad

when you push the power button on the front of the case, do any lights come on? Look in the back of the case, can you see or feel the fan on the power supply moving?

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So my left touchpad button has become unresponsive. 
It doesn't seem to be mechanically damaged.
when I use the touchpad utility and swap functionality between the two buttons, it doesn't perform either so I'm guessing this is a physical rather than driver issue.

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I've had this problem before and had a replacement, but in the replaced machine the problem came back. Especially when pressing the button all the way on the left side it is sometimes unresponsive even though it makes a clicking noise. But sometimes it works, so maybe it is caused by dust? Is anyone else having this problem?

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Been trying to fix this for 2 days now. It's not a physical button but more like a lit touch pad type of thing. You barely tap it to turn on/off. It's stuck on & I have to unplug the monitor to turn it off.
I am wondering if the slight static electricity has fried something? You know like in the winter when you get static on your fingers when you touch certain things? It happened a few weeks ago as well but I fixed it somehow. Can't remember how I did it though. Any suggestions?
 

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hey guys,
please help me as this problem is screewing me up.

when ever i click the left mouse button to open any file or programs,it doesnot respond.After clicking it for 8 or nine times then it responds.others all the keys of the the keyboard and the right mouse button are working fine..please help me how to get thru this problem..in short to say left mouse click is unresponsive.have to click 8,9 times to open up something

thanks in advance

PS:the problem even arises when i start the pc in safe mode.i did disk clean up,tune up,everything which i expected to help but it DIDNOT help.so please guys help me

A:.URGENT help neeede.Left mouse Button click becoming very unresponsive

Is this a laptop touchmouse? Or a normal mouse with a cord?

If mouse with cord:does this mouse work if attached to another machine?
does another mouse work if attached to your system?

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Microsoft has decided to bring back the "Start button" in Windows 8.1, that's why they have included start button windows 8.1 preview. But that button is not actually a start button. The classic multi-step applicaton launcher is that we have seen in windows 7 and earlier versions of microsoft windows is still missing. Windows 8.1 Start Button is just a shortcut to the windows 8's start menu.

A:Windows 8.1 preview Start button isn't actually a Start button

Yeah..its really not what we are looking for. Best bet is to still use one of the start menu replacements.

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Hi,
I have Windows 7 with the classic theme.
I want to change/remove the text "Start" from Menu Start Button (that in left down corner of the screen).
I know how to change it (with ResHacker) in Windows XP but unfortunatelly this way is not possible for Windows 7.
Maybe someone could help me please.
Best Regards
vtold

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I want to replace the Shut Down button, with a Lock button instead
How do you do that?
I wondered this for a while actually.
I mean the button in the pic below

A:Start Menu - Replace Shut Down Button, with Lock Button

Sergio,

Right Click - Properties (on the actual Button) will change the function and wording - is that what you need or are you looking to replace with a lock graphic?

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this is my hijackthis log after cleaning up with online scans and AdAware:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:32:54, on 20.2.2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Valter\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNot... Read more

A:No run button and no turn off computer button in start up menu

Welcome to the forum valter1973

Quote:




No run button and no turn off computer button in start up menu




Is that the only problem now ?
It appears you do not have a antivirus program running, why is that ?

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Toshiba Satellite w/53G HD available. Running Vista Home Premium, Firefox, Thunderbird, Open Office Suite.

When several programs are running with multiple browser windows open, the task bar is not accessible. Mouse over results in the hourglass appearing. I can minimize open windows and open a program off the desktop.

I suspect it is a memory issue. Suggestions?

A:Task bar/start button/Windows button not accessible

while this is occurring press Ctrl. +Alt. + Del. and go to the performance tab, how much of the CPU and RAM is getting utilized?

Also, how much RAM is installed in your system?

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Hi, I'm new to the forum, and fairly new to Windows 8, which I've been using from the desktop as I can't get on with the Start menu and its tiles. Not using Start8. Anyway, I was using the desktop taskbar with its Start button and Show desktop button and today they have both disappeared. How can I get them back?

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running XP SP2
after startup the computer becomes unresponsive, that is mouse clicks do not do anything but after a few clicks lead to a hang up
I realized that I could open the task manager before the startup is finished ( while the computer still is responsive ) and there I had stopped various processes of which I thought they might not be required, quite randomly.
after a few trials I must have stopped what is causing the problem because the computer now runs normally. But I do not know which processes were the ones that I had stopped that normally cause the problem.
I had done a system scan with free versions of AVG but that did not find anything.
I have no other protection / scanners running

now I do not dare to turn off the computer until I find what causes the problem
thank you for any help!!

later EDIT: checking System Config. Utlility > startup I checked online what the various programs were and had found this about the 'tbhSystray': http://www.pc1news.com/virus/file-tbhsystray-exe-362888.html
followed the instructions and deleted the entry in the registry
could that be all?

so the following log file was made before that change! ( but I do not dare to shut down and restart yet )
end of edit.

my log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:08:08 AM, on 2/3/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20583)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
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A:unresponsive after start up

the removal of the 'tbhSystray' did not do it, it still freezes on startup.
while starting up I end processes in the Task Manager and thus sometimes, in case I stop the correct processes, successfully run the computer a few times, it seems there are a few processes that have to be stopped and I am still not sure which ones they are.
Sometimes it seems I had stopped the correct ones and the computer runs normally but then, when all startup processes are finished, a message appears telling that is will shut down after so many seconds, it says: 'NT Authority System shut down'
when I have success to run the computer I sometimes get a 'error message No.5'

still hoping for help,

thank you,
kuuan
 

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Hi, 

My Dell Studio has just crashed and wont restart. The mute and volume up buttons are flashing and the volume down button is solidly lit. I could not find the diagnostic code when searching the internet. I could find pretty much every other diagnostic code apart from this one. 

Any advice would be most welcome. 

Thanks, 

Andy 

A:Dell Studio 1535 wont start. Blinking mute and volume up button, solid volume down button.

Hi Andy,
Welcome to Dell community!
As you have correctly pointed out, the diagnostic code that you have mentioned is not among the codes available to isolate the failure for a Studio 1535 laptop. The closest code is: blinking Mute LED and Volume up LED, and an off Volume down LED which is for USB controller initialization failure. Disconnect any external devices connected and try powering on the computer.
Reseating the memory modules too can help us. Please refer the following link for the Studio 1535 service manual for instructions: http://bit.ly/10PrLgH
If issue persists, the laptop’s motherboard has to be replaced. Refer the following link to check the computer’s warranty status: http://dell.to/10pMa86
If the computer has active warranty, please send me the service tag and registered owner’s name on the computer in a Private Message. To send me a Private Message, click my User name, and then click Start Conversation.
If the warranty on the computer has expired, you may contact our expired warranty services to purchase/replace the compatible parts. Please refer the following link that has contact details for our Expired Warranty Services: http://dell.to/14FoBtb

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I had successfully upgraded my Dell Inspiron 1545 from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
And it was working fine until yesterday eve when i found a blank screen in the startup taking so long.
Somehow the windows started and the desktop appeared but i found that when i tried refreshing the desktop,it kinda stuck up and none of the buttons were responding including-the windows button,task bar,action center,search bar.
All i had to do was to long press the power button and shut it down.
I tried troubleshooting the startup but it said "windows could not repair the startup."
I tried restoring it but it said "no restore points have been created".
I havent changed any hardware or added any new software/app.
I dont know how to come out of this and put my pc back to normal.
I am running a 32 bit system with c2d processor and 3 gb RAM.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks
<SJ>
 

A:Windows button,taskbar,action center unresponsive-Windows 10

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Hey guys. I am hoping that someone here can address a problem I have recently came across.

The computer seem to load as it normally does when it reaches the desktop. After a few seconds, everything seem to lock down. I could open up "Start" and look at the programs available, but clicking on any of them won't run it. Same goes for desktop icons and the icons on the taskbar. I can bring up the menu upon ctrl+alt+del, but the task manager won't load. I have to do a hard reboot in order to shut it down.

I've done a few things already. In safe mode the computer seems fine. I've ran virus scans and found nothing. Downloaded MalwareByte only to have no luck. chkdsk /f didn't work as well. I also did a clean boot by going to msconfig, and disabled all services. But the problem persists on restart.

I'm starting to think it might be a hardware issue. But I figured I throw this out to you guys and hopefully this can be resolved.

Thanks.

A:Computer Unresponsive upon Start Up

Hi you say it runs fine in safe mode ? have you installed any new drivers or updates ? did you do the full clean boot proceedure
Perform a clean startup to determine whether background programs are interfering with your game or program
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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I set my laptop to sleep mode earlier today. Some 6 hours later, when attempting to wake it up, it remained nearly completely silent. Symptoms: The cooling fan starts and keeps running at normal rate -- when the computer heats slightly, the fan rpm increases. Screen does not turn on, but rather remains completely unpowered. CapsLock light is blinking steadily at 3-4 second intervals. WLAN light is red. Hard Drive I/O led is dead. Disk drive is responsive, opens and reads disk on startup. Power button inoperative - only way to shut pc down is via hard reboot.  Solutions I've tried: Connecting an external monitor: No success, system state unchanged, monitor remains black Hard Reset (holding power button down with no power connected): No success, system state unchanged Inserting Bootable CD on startup:  No success, disc drive reads disc, no effects on system Removing RAM modules: No success, no effect on system operation.

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Help! My computer suddenly become unresponsive after start-up. Everything appears normal on the desktop except that i cannot click anything including the one on the taskbar. All shortcut keys including the one for task manager doesn't also work.Thanks in advance for your help.This is the hijackthis logQUOTELogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 1:51:56 PM, on 29-Aug-10Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Users\Bien Po\Downloads\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...n&pf=laptopR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...n&pf=laptopR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...n&pf=laptopR0 - HKLM\Software&#... Read more

A:Unresponsive computer after start-up

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.We need to create an OTL report,Please downloa... Read more

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I cannot for the life of me figure out what is going on. The start button along with other task bar icons are unresponsive--sometimes,not all the time. But I can open icons on desktop. This issue caused me to rebuild my computer thinking it might be hd,mobo,memory,cpu. With all components replaced EXEPT PSU , issue still arises. Any advice. I dont think it could be PSU..its 650W and seems to be running fine. Thanks guys

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I just did a clean install on W10 and change my bios to UEFI (which it supports.) I'm having this intermittent problem with the Windows "Start" Button in the lower left. It just stops working - left clicking doesn't do anything, although right-clicking does. I just have the basics installed now.

Also, my Windows "Start" key on my keyboard stops working as well. I checked on a keyboard checker and the key itself is fine. I have to log out/back in to get it to work again. Annoying!

Any thoughts?

A:"Start" virtual button & keyboard button stop working

bump, anyone? keeps happening. I get one or two clicks on the Start button, then left click quits working

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Fujitsu N3430 Notebook has Application panel which will start programs running but the programs are unresponsive and must be closed manually.

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Please help!  Random freezes, problems with starting or won't boot, This is an Asus lap top and when if it is plugged in at start up it blinks off and on charging not charging, charging not charging
Please advise.
THANK YOU!!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

A:Problems with start up, unresponsive system

Where do I start?  What program can I run? The last time I booted it was a black screen and said it wanted to run a disc check.  SO I ran it.  It started ok but still having issues.

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EDIT: Thought the other disk checks were good enough but I just downloaded crystaldiskinfo and indeed the drive windows is on says caution

Current Pending Sector Count and Uncorrectable Sector Count both read Current: 100, Worst: 100, threshold 0, and raw values: 000...8.

Guess that means it's just about dead? Maybe the wrong subforum but uh, what am I supposed to do? Buy another hdd and just drag copypaste C onto it or something?

Now running chkdsk /f. Even if it works and windoze starts working again, it is possible and even likely that the data is still in danger right? Possibly truly uncorrectable sectors that will keep causing problems?

Thanks

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Metro UI becomes unresponsive after a few seconds at start screen. For a few seconds I can hover over tiles and see them highlighted and I can see some tiles show updated information like news. After those few seconds, the highlight disappears. Nothing can be clicked but the cursor moves freely. As to a cause, all I can guess is the brownouts that happened last night; I have a surge protector but no back UPS. Other than that I've installed nothing new and this system has ran stable 24/7 under regularly occurring heavy loads for 6mths with windows 8.

I have also noticed that at the lock screen, if I don't type in my info, after 30s+ it freezes and shortly after a black screen slides up from the bottom.

I saw that other people had this problem and fixed it by removing a clock tile and a accuweather tile but I... Read more

A:Unresponsive after a few seconds at start screen

Current Pending Sector Count and Uncorrectable Sector Count both read Current: 100, Worst: 100, threshold 0, and raw values: 000...8.



Can you give us a screenshot of that information?
Attachment 30886

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about 2 days ago i downloaded and ran a suspicious executable (i know , crappy idea ) dl.dropbox.com/u/63038576/Probtv1.36.exe
pretty sure it wasnt a good idea...but now i can only run in safe mode and anytime i try to start windows regularly it will start up but explorer will be really buggy and unresponsive,also upon start up, for some reason it asks me for administrative privlledges to run "GFXCard.exe", i ran it once and it didnt make any difference..what can i do?



dxdiag attached

A:Explorer.exe having some issues,becoming unresponsive at start up

Run some virus/malware scans

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I posted this in the "XP help" section, but figured it might belong here as well... if this is a breach of the forums rules, I'm sorry

Well, I'm back again.
I recently reformatted my laptop due to severe registry problems.
Everything was going fine untill this morning.

Windows took an unusually long time booting up, and once it WAQS booted up I noticed the start bar was not all visible. Like it had sunk down just a touch, and it wasnt the screen, because the mouse stopped at bottom of the screen.
Further, Internet Explorer closes as soon as I opening it, MSN wont connect and my antivirus refuses to go into "enabled".
I didnt notice any "unusual files" running in task manager, so I rebooted.

NOW the start bar is a just a thin line of grey at the bottom (i use the silver theme) and the most I can do to it is change properties. Even unlocking it and trying to drag it wider doesnt work!

I went to safe mode to see if that could help me... well, start bar is STILL a small line, IE STILL shurts down and my AntiVirus donest want to scan.
I'm assuming this is a virus, but I have done nothing I cant think of that should have netted me this virus!
Anyone wknow what this could be?! At the worst, I'll just reformat AGAIN, as I did two days ago, if this cant be solved

A:Start bar unuseable and programs unresponsive

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
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After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new thread, as this one shall be closed.

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

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Was infected a few days ago with rogue malware.... now laptop is almost completely unresponsive and programs become unresponsive. Copy of DDS Notepad is below.

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by michael.gass at 11:02:26.93 on Sun 03/22/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.2.1033.18.1015.506 [GMT -4:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k Cognizance
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Drive Encryption\HpFkCrypt.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\atchksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ifxspmgt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IFXTCS.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\LMS.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
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A:start up is deadly slow and IE mostly unresponsive

Hello, mgdadWelcome to the Bleeping Computer Forums. My name is Jat, and I will be helping you with your situation.If you do not make a reply in 5 days, we will have to close your topic.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic. The topics you are tracking can be found here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself. Please reply using the button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do... Read more

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Title says it all, but why? Last time I was using Windows 7 it was still working fine. Now I noticed it stopped working when I upgraded to Windows 10. I'm not bothered by this but I'm just asking if this is normal?

A:Start Button on my keyboard won't trigger to open start menu

Does the keyboard have a key to block start menu usage. So called game mode.

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Switched to the XP-ish Classic Start Menu, plus Adjust for Best Performance, in the usual prescribed way, no third-party interface-modifiers. All looks & works fine except that the Start button itself looks like TWO buttons -- one atop the other and just slightly out of alignment (screenshot here).

Nothing?s malfunctioning, but it sure looks silly. I haven?t done anything unusual, apart from docking the taskbar on the right side of the screen. What could be causing this, and how can I un-cause it? Would Classic Shell fix this?

Grateful for any clues.

A:Classic Start Menu: Start Button appears doubled

Which classic start menu software are you using?

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Dell E510 Intell Pentium D, 1g memory, WinXP

I have been having a problem starting my computer from the tower.Called Dell* the first time but it just happened to start up while I was talking to them. They said I probably pushed the button on a slant?
Well it has happened twice since. I shut down normally last night & this morning pushed the start button (made sure I wasn't "slanted") same thing . I get a flashing orange light and then a voice that says "Press repeat button to receive setup instructions".

Where is a repeat button? I have held the start button in for a minimum of 3 minutes but it won't shut off. Pulled power & let it sit for 15 min. & tried again..flashing orange. So I just let it continue flashing and this time it finally shut off. Went to start again..walla..it started! Now this is the third time and I am afraid the next time it won't start ever.
Someone out there able to help?

*Was surprised at Dell trying to sell me tech help in North America so I could get faster response time & a North American. This was before they would start to answer my question!
 

A:Can't start, tower has flashing orange light on start button,

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Hello -

I'm a newbie to system building and apologies in advance if some of the queries are stupid.

This is my first time building a computer and I built myself one only to see it fail to start-up.

The power supply (Thermaltake TR2-500) is in standby mode while I see a green LED on the motherboard (which says power) so I am assuming the motherboard is recieving power.

However, none of the fans, CPU or HDD fail to start up. How can I start debugging this issue?

The mobo is a D975XBX2KR in an Antec P180 case.

Any help will be really appreciated. I spent almost 2000$ on this computer and am already regretting it

Thanks Much.
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A:Unable to start system (Unresponsive mobo)

First thing to check would be to look for a possible short from the mobo touching the case. Check the way that the mobo is mounted in the case and be sure the mobo isn't sitting directly on the metal "plate" behind it.
 

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Start up takes anywhere from 30 minutes to forever (haven't timed it objectively, but sometimes it takes so long I just manually shut down the computer while it's still starting to try rebooting it again). Also if I leave the computer idling and then get back, it can be frustrating long before it starts going at a normal pace again, if I accumulate too many actions (trying to open differen applications, the computer can stay sluggish forever).
 
I've had this problem sightly before, mainly when i was idling and skype was on, but then it magically disappears. Now it's back and it happens even without skype being on.
 
I scanned with malwarebytes and I doubt the thing I caught and removed is causing this.
 
 
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.75.0.1300
www.malwarebytes.org
 
Database version: v2013.08.30.05
 
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 10.0.9200.16660
Goyim :: GOYIM-PC [administrator]
 
30/08/2013 12:12:01 PM
mbam-log-2013-08-30 (12-12-01).txt
 
Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 397556
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 9 minute(s), 36 second(s)
 
Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Values Detected: 0
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A:extremely slow start up, unresponsive after idling

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Ant... Read more

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My Outlook goes completely non-responsive (even in safe mode) when I load it up and I have no control over it (100% CPU and all buttons are unclickable). I have tried reinstalling it (I also changed it from loading to Outlook: Today to my Inbox - it was working alright to Outlook: Today then going unresponsive when I tried to get to my inbox). I have tried a reinstall and a repair and it hasn't effected it in anyway, I have also repaired my datafile (which is under 50mb in size) and it still goes unresponsive on start-up. Any ideas as to how to fix it?
 

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Hi there everyone,

I've had this windows 7 laptop for less than a year now, with no problems at all. I7 processor, good speed/graphics etc.

Recently however (about a week ago) i turned it on and although the internet works, very specific (and all seemingly windows related) problems are reoccurring and making the laptop unusable.

The first thing i notice when i start it up (i'll write it all because i can't seem to google the right solution for this) is that i get a black screen after entering login details for about 2 mins (used to be very quick).

Then it loads and i notice the wifi icon doesn't show connected or anything it just has the loading circle over it and it stays like this (even now as i'm clearly on the internet typing this).

No gadgets launch but eventually i get my desktop. This is were it starts getting annoying because, if i open windows update the window opens blank and just freezes, not the whole computer just the update window, same for msconfig, system restore and other windows programs such as windows media player. I can view installed updates (and i'm thinking removing one of these might be the solution as it was around the time i updated windows that this started happening) which is strange as it seems some sections aren't working at all but some are.

To top it off I turned it on about 5 days ago and had the "this is not a genuine windows product" in the bottom right of my background and thought "that's annoying I'll h... Read more

A:Very specific windows programs unresponsive at start-up

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mtdx


Hi there everyone,

I've had this windows 7 laptop for less than a year now, with no problems at all. I7 processor, good speed/graphics etc.

Recently however (about a week ago) i turned it on and although the internet works, very specific (and all seemingly windows related) problems are reoccurring and making the laptop unusable.

The first thing i notice when i start it up (i'll write it all because i can't seem to google the right solution for this) is that i get a black screen after entering login details for about 2 mins (used to be very quick).

Then it loads and i notice the wifi icon doesn't show connected or anything it just has the loading circle over it and it stays like this (even now as i'm clearly on the internet typing this).

No gadgets launch but eventually i get my desktop. This is were it starts getting annoying because, if i open windows update the window opens blank and just freezes, not the whole computer just the update window, same for msconfig, system restore and other windows programs such as windows media player. I can view installed updates (and i'm thinking removing one of these might be the solution as it was around the time i updated windows that this started happening) which is strange as it seems some sections aren't working at all but some are.

To top it off I turned it on about 5 days ago and had the "this is not a genuine windows product" in the bottom right... Read more

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So I made this thread on the security section http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/506418/extremely-slow-start-up-unresponsive-after-idling/
 
and it looked like i had nothing malicious.
 
 
Start up takes anywhere from 30 minutes to forever (haven't timed it objectively, but sometimes it takes so long I just manually shut down the computer while it's still starting to try rebooting it again). Also if I leave the computer idling and then get back, it can be frustrating long before it starts going at a normal pace again, if I accumulate too many actions (trying to open differen applications, the computer can stay sluggish forever).
 
I've had this problem sightly before, mainly when i was idling and skype was on, but then it magically disappears. Now it's back and it happens even without skype being on.
 
It takes lots of time to start safe mode as well but not as much as normal, and also it hasn't taken forever yet to start up safe mode. I don't seem to have a problem with idling on safe mode as well.
 

A:extremely slow start up, unresponsive after idling

Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. How to obtain hard drive S.M.A.R.T data on a Windows system and then paste the report into a forum postDownload the GSmartControl installer application:Go to the GSmartControl - Downloads page.Scroll part way down the page to where the current version available for download will be displayed.Double-click the downloaded application to run it and install GSmartControl on the computer.Note: Vista/Win7 users, right-click > Run as AdministratorWhen installation is complete, run GSmartControl:Start GSmartControl from the Start > Programs menu.When the interface has loaded and scanning for hard drives is complete, click on the hard drive icon to select the device.Go to Device on the top menu > View Details, and a new Device Information window will open.Click on the Attributes tab to display the S.M.A.R.T data values.Near the bottom of the window, click on View Output and a new Smartctl Output window will open.Right-click anywhere inside that window > Select All.Again right-click in that selected area > Copy.Now paste that in a reply to your topic.Note: Please enclose the pasted report in CODE tags so that the spacing/formatting is preserved (to make it easier for all to read).Fir... Read more

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So I come back from a three week vacation today and turn on my computer for the first time. I go through all the updates for the drivers and software (Malware Bytes, Avast, Itunes, Nvidia) and then after its all done, I proceed to log on the Internet when suddenly an Avast message pops up saying I have a Rootkit virus and it recommends to delete it, so I did. It then says to run a boot-time scan to complete the cleaning, so I clicked yes and it restsrted the PC. The screen went black for over 20mins, the "working/busy" light was lit, so I figured it was doing something.
After more time went by with nothing but a black screen, I decided to turn off the computer. Now it won't start. I hit the on switch, the computer loads for a bit, but the screen is blank and the monitor isn't responsive at all. It appears the computer isn't responsive either nor are the mouse and keyboard because any button I press doesn't do anything. It's nothing but a black screen and it seems like the computer isn't loading anything of working in the background. I've restarted multiple times, pulled out all the plugs then plugged them back in, nothing. Please help!
Windows 7, never had this happen before.
Edit: I get a beep upon pressing the Print Screen button

A:Computer completely unresponsive at boot/start-up

Sorry for the delay in responding, there just aren't that many of us that help out in this forum.
Do you still need help with this?
 
Most likely the program deleted a necessary boot component.
As such, the first step would be Startup Repair.
 
In most cases (w/Win7), you can get to it by tapping F8 just as the manufacturer's splash screen goes away (and before the Windows splash screen shows up).
It should lead you to a prompt that says Repair this computer" or something similar.  It'll be followed by the different Safe Mode option.
 
If that doesn't fix things, then I'd suggest backing up your data, and then performing a repair install of Win7:  http://www.maximumpc.com/how-to-repair-a-faulty-windows-installation-without-reformatting/
 
You may want to perform hardware diagnostics before repairing Windows in order to ensure that the system is free of malware and that it doesn't have problems with the HDD or memory:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html

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Hey guys,

I have a HP Touchsmart IQ500. Turning my computer PC on today, all I got was a blue HP invent screen with setup, boot menu, system recovery, and system diagnosis, and I could not get past it.

I entered the BIOS and figured out that the hard drive was listed as "not installed." Pretty sure that is the main problem.

I tried a system restore (with the Windows 7 install disc), but I guess the computer couldn't read the hard drive enough to enter safe mode (I tried restarting and F8ing several times).

I put in an external hard drive, and the BIOS read it; however, windows does not allow you to partition an OS on a hard drive.

I am all out of ideas; I'm currently taking apart the computer (touchsmarts are hard to pry open), but I have no clue about computers so I'm hoping one of you guys can help.

Thanks in advance!

A:Stuck at start-up / Unresponsive Hard Drive

If the hard drive isn't recognized in your BIOS Setup screen, then the hard drive is most likely your problem. You could check that the cable and power connections are firmly seated on both ends, or swap them with another device if it's a SATA hard drive. Sata hard drives use a narrow, 1/2" wide cable as opposed to the older 2" wide ribbon cables. You could also try removing your hard drive and install it in another computer or use a USB adapter cable to connect it to another PC and see if it's recognized. If that fails, you probably have a dead drive.

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