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Freezing PC at login screen, Windows 7 *fresh installs*

Q: Freezing PC at login screen, Windows 7 *fresh installs*

I don't use this pc much but the last time I used it it was perfectly fine which was a while ago.
Now I turn it on for my ex's kid so he can play spore and whenever I start ANY game it freezes at the start of the game.
Thought it was a driver issue, changed drivers.
Then that didn't work so I changed the video card.
Then that didnt work so I ran memtest and the ram passed.
Then maybe thought the old XP install was borked so I put on win 7.
Still freezing so I changed out the hard disk altogether.

Pc specs:

Amd phenom II 9950
Asus M3A79-t deluxe
Ati 4870 x2
Corsair XMS2 DDR2 PC 6400
Pc power and cooling 750w psu

I *CAN* boot into safe mode with no issue and even to a normal desktop in the msconfig diagnostics mode but I cannot get online even with safe mode with networking.

The system event viewer says:
'The network list service service depends on the network location awareness service which failed to start because of the following error:
the dependency service or group failed to start'

Application event viewer says:
'The winlogon notification subscriber GP client was unavailable to handle a notification event'
What the problems are:

PC freezes in XP when I try to launch a game
PC freezes in win7 after welcome screen but before desktop login
PC will boot in safe mode/msconfig diagnostic mode.

So far I have:

Tried 2 different win 7 copies
2 PSU's
2 hard disks
2 video cards, ATi and Nvidia
2 sets RAM
Uninstall/reinstall video drivers using driver cleaner/driver sweeper
Ran chkdsk
Ran MEMtest
Bios looks good
Board looks good, no bulging caps or irregularities

And still freezing at the exact same point of bootup.

I checked the event viewer again, now I'm getting this:

'The following boot start or system start driver failed to load:


It looks like this is where the hang up is but 2 different win7 installs tells me it's not a coincidence when one version is running fine on my other pc with no issues for much longer than this one. And these are not existing installs, they are fresh installs on formatted drives.


Preferred Solution: Freezing PC at login screen, Windows 7 *fresh installs*

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

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

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

A: Freezing PC at login screen, Windows 7 *fresh installs*

The motherboard has to be the issue here...

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Running Win XP Pro SP3
AMD Anthalon 64 X2 5200+
MSI K9N6PGM2-V motherboard
Seagate SATA 500gb HDD
Kingston PC2-5300 667mgz 2gb RAM
HP DVD1040 Lightscribe DVD-R

All brand new pieces. Installed windows just fine. Proceeded to install programs.
NOD32 antivirus, Malwarebytes Anti-malware, AC3 filter, XVID, Winamp, Nero 7, WinRAR, VLC, and Utorrent. All installed just fine and PC re-started every time without issue. Now any time I try to run a program, either to watch a movie with VLC to burn a CD with nero, the PC freezes.

I re-set all my connections. Cleaned the RAM DIMMS and connections. And have started to run MemTest86. I started with memtest3.5 but it froze up on me 3 times. After reading on google I find v2.11 is more stable so I boot it. It ran to 80% or so and of test #8 it halted due to "Unexpected Interrupt". I am now running it again.

A:New build, fresh installs, PC freezing

if you suspect a possible ram stick bad...you could remove one and test pc performance with it out if no better reinstall that stick and remove the other stick and test again for performance issues..

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The rest of the error message is as follows:

*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0xFF1701F0, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x804D9B64)

I've run the Intel utility which tested my drivers and they all seem to be ok. After backing up my data, I've now done three formats and fresh installs. I;m running XP Pro. I have gotten some great help here and I hope that someone can give me some direction. Keep in mind that I'm pretty much of a novice. Thanks in advance.

A:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (Blue Screen following three fresh installs)

Did this computer ever work properly in the past? Were there any changes made to the hardware (Specifically the processor, memory or motherboard)? My memory isn't as great as it used to be when I was working as hands-on computer support but I would try running a memTest on your computers memory.Memtest link http://www.memtest86.com/download.htmlIf you do not want to download and run Memtest, I would suggest moving the memory into another slot(s) on the motherboard.

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This video shows pretty much what it looks like. Just installed Windows 7 on a different computer, and that's the screen I get when I turn on the computer now. CTRL+ALT+DEL does nothing, though the little buttons in the corners do work.

A:Black Login Screen, fresh Windows 7 install

Also: Booting to safe mode does not work either. Get the same screen.

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So i just built a new rig i got everything hooked up and i installed windows 7 ultimate x64. Here are the details.

Intel i7-3820 3.6ghz
Asrock X79 Extreme9
RAM G Skill 4x4gb ddr3
EVGA geforce gtx 680 2gb
Corsair HX 850
rosewill rnx-n250pce wireless network adapter

I got all the motherboard drivers and the video drivers installed then when i installed the drivers for my wireless network card and restarted and it froze on the starting windows screen.

I've been trying everything i can think of to fix this. I pulled the extra memory out, switched the power supply with one from another rig, switched the hard drive out for another one that i had.

after that, since it was a fresh build and nothing was saved on it i tried to reformat the hard drive and re-install windows, but the install disc also freezes on the starting windows screen.

so now i can't get it boot normally, in safe mode, from the disc or from another hard drive.

when i try and boot in safe mode it stops at ClassPNP.sys

please help guys im out of ideas.

EDIT: the start up repair also freezes when i try to use it.

A:Fresh built computer is freezing on starting windows screen

To try to save the current install you'll have to get a disk to boot to follow steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot for repairing Startup or System restoring.

Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

If this fails go over the build to check for loose or faulty cables or connections.

Wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command from DVD using DISKPART At PC Startup

Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ for 5-6 passes or overnight.

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Hoping that someone has worked this out. I manage over 100 laptops. We use W10 Home on the laptops because the laptops are not on the domain at HQ. When I have an out of warranty HDD failure, I want to swap the old HDD with an SSD and perform a fresh install of W10 on the SSD. I keep running into issues with the bios or windows licensing stopping me.

It's all honest, even willing to pay for a Windows licence if I have to...how is it done?


A:Windows 10 Fresh Installs

Windows licensing should not be stopping you. When you upgrade a computer from a properly activated Windows 7/8/8.1, a digital entitlement gets stored on Microsoft activation servers. The digital entitlement is matched to the unique hardware ID of that computer. Simply upgrading from a HDD to an SSD should not affect the unique hardware ID. When a fresh install of Windows 10 is done on that same computer the hardware ID is sent to Microsoft activation servers where it is matched to the digital entitlement stored there and retrieved, activating Windows 10.

Here is what I would suggest:
First make sure your computers are activated with a digital entitlement and have the generic Windows 10 Home product key. Running a 10586 build of Windows if you go to the activation screen under settings, updates and security, it will say activated with digital entitlement. Run showkey plus from this forum:
Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

Verify the Windows 10 product key is the generic key for Home:

If your computers are activated with a digital entitlement and using the generic product key, then I would suggest putting that generic product key in a pid.txt file:
Windows Setup Edition Configuration and Product ID Files (EI.cfg and PID.txt)


The pid.txt file gets saved in the sources directory of the Windows 10 install media. That will cause Windows 10 to install Windows 10 Home and not ask for a product key. It sho... Read more

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I need some help understanding Windows 10, costs and activation.
I upgraded all my PC's back when Win 10 released.
Now I want to go back to wipe out and install fresh.  
How will Win 10 know to activate?  
Is it tied into my Microsoft account?  
What about PC's that I don't use a MS account to sign in?
I attempted a clean Win 10 install on a laptop I replaced the hard drive recently and noticed "Windows is not activated" in the system properties.  I ended up putting Win 7 back on it instead.
What about performing future clean installs, especially after the July 29 free upgrade deadline?  If a PC that is upgraded to Win 10, crashes 6 months from now, how can I install Win 10 and have it activated?

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Laptop came with Windows 10 Home pre-installed. I upgraded this to Pro using the Microsoft Store. When doing a clean install it installs Home without prompting, instead of Pro. Is there a way to force it to install Windows 10 Pro on a clean install?

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Hi there. I have a Dell Vostro 1500, Intel integrated GPU, 1.4GHz Dual Core. I bought it with XP Pro, though it shipped with Vista as well. So here's the timeline.

- XP worked flawlessly
- Installed Ubuntu on separate partition; works flawlessly
- Ran Windows 7 compatibility tool, checked out fine; installed Windows 7 Beta (several months ago); got random BAD_POOL_CALLER and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSODs.
- Ran Memtest for days, no errors
- Reformatted Windows 7 Beta using a USB stick instead; random BSODs.
- Reformatted with Vista Basic; random BSODs.
- Replaced memory with a new pair of 1GB sticks; random BSODs.
- Obtained and installed a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium; random BSODs.
- Downgraded to previous BIOS version; same thing.

If someone could help me out, I'd be jazzed. This computer runs memtest day and night with no problems, so I have a hard time thinking it's a memory problem, though I could be mistaken. The BSODs occur at really random intervals... it could happen during boot, or while viewing a pdf. I will attach my minidump files, and also the output of BlueScreenView.

Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks a million, if so...

Dump File : 011810-29499-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/18/2010 4:21:48 PM
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c2
Parameter 1 : 0x00000007
Parameter 2 : 0x00001097
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xaafbb008
Caused By Driver : ntkrnlpa.exe
Caused By Address : nt... Read more

A:BSODs in Windows 7 (and Vista) after fresh installs

Quote: Originally Posted by noiseordinance

Hi there. I have a Dell Vostro 1500, Intel integrated GPU, 1.4GHz Dual Core. I bought it with XP Pro, though it shipped with Vista as well. So here's the timeline.

- XP worked flawlessly
- Installed Ubuntu on separate partition; works flawlessly
- Ran Windows 7 compatibility tool, checked out fine; installed Windows 7 Beta (several months ago); got random BAD_POOL_CALLER and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSODs.
- Ran Memtest for days, no errors
- Reformatted Windows 7 Beta using a USB stick instead; random BSODs.
- Reformatted with Vista Basic; random BSODs.
- Replaced memory with a new pair of 1GB sticks; random BSODs.
- Obtained and installed a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium; random BSODs.
- Downgraded to previous BIOS version; same thing.

If someone could help me out, I'd be jazzed. This computer runs memtest day and night with no problems, so I have a hard time thinking it's a memory problem, though I could be mistaken. The BSODs occur at really random intervals... it could happen during boot, or while viewing a pdf. I will attach my minidump files, and also the output of BlueScreenView.

Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks a million, if so...

Dump File : 011810-29499-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/18/2010 4:21:48 PM
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c2
Parameter 1 : 0x00000007
Parameter 2 : 0x00001097
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000... Read more

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So, I acquired this great gaming PC a few weeks ago, and everything was going great - then I decided to install a fresh version of Windows 7 x64, and when it came time to install the video card drivers, I've faced a series of crashes, and it has only gotten progressively worse. Since then, I've encountered BSOD during new installs of windows 7, almost during every windows update, and during most driver installs. I was tinkering around with the HDDs (unplugging, replugging), because I read that I needed to disconnect one to be able to install properly on the SSD.

Anyways, some of the errors I've been receiving are:

and 0x0000007f

I pray It's nothing that I have to go back in and physically tinker with, because I'm so afraid of just making things worse.

I don't know how to post those long logs of errors, so if someone can try to help out a TOTAL newb, I would be very greatful. I really didn't want to come here to ask for a handout, but I'm running out of hope.

some general information:
Win 7 x64
Intel i5-2500k
MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt Motherboard
MSI R7850 Twin Frozr OC Edition Radion HD 7850 GPU

Please be gentle.

Thank you


A:Constant BSOD, windows updates, fresh installs, etc...

Please follow - BSOD Help and Support - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I have a number of used Dell systems, mostly optiplex GX150, GX240, GX260 and GX270, as well as one brand new custom built machine.

There are at least 15 machines total, and on each one I've installed Windows XP Professional with SP2 on the disc. On each one, ALL or MOST of the windows updates will fail if I skip the SP3 installation. This isn't a problem as SP3 works fine on the Dell machines and they're being prepped to be sold anyway.

The problem is on the custom build. The customer specifically requested NOT to have Service Pack 3 on the machine. There are about 20 updates that fail on this machine. I've tried using Dial-a-fix to re-register dll's and restart services etc to no avail.

Any suggestions? These are all clean XP installs with no additional software other than device drivers.

A:Windows Updates fail on mulitple fresh installs

Visit my homepage and click on Fix Windows Update.

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Hey guys somebody recommended this site for me to ask about my problem. Anyway I have a problem with some games like GTA 5, Watch dogs, CS : GO in which "audiodg.exe" process continues to use more RAM after I start one of those games. This only happens when I play these games. I saw a bunch of other threads that said mainly update your drivers and check the enhancements issue. I originally installed my audio driver using Driver pack solution Ver. 14.9. But after seeing these threads I tried updating my audio driver. I tried downloading it from the official site and from a bunch of others but each time I do so and restart Windows just freezes at login screen and then I have to boot into safe mode and use system restore to remove the new driver. Right now my audio is working but I don't have the enhancements option at all. Sorry if I got any grammatical / spelling mistakes english isn't my language. I'm also not that good at computers so please help. Here are my Laptop specs or what I managed to get from the systemrequirementslab detection tool.
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 480 @ 2.67GHz
Manufacturer Intel
Speed 2.7 GHz
Number of Cores 4
Family 06
Model 25
Stepping 5
Revision 02
Video Card 1 Intel(R) HD Graphics
Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Intel(R) HD Graphics
Dedicated Memory 64 MB
Total Memory 1.7 GB
Pixel Shader Version 4.0
Vert... Read more

A:Windows Freezing at login screen after installing driver

Hello and welcome Chuck now can I make a very simple suggestion that you get a dedicated sound card? I run the Asus Xonar DG in all my desktops and have never had a problem and they are really cheap.
The GUI for the sound is just fabulous (or I think it is) for mixing and generating difference effects and if you are into gaming or music (like me - music) you will find the Xonar the real deal.

The other stuff you have ben trying to get rid of I am not quite sure what it is you are doing. The after market fix things I don't like that Driver pack solution as I have found they create more problems as sometimes than they solve.

Anyway take a look at this https://www.asus.com/au/Sound_Cards/Xonar_DG/ by the ay I run 5:1 systems off mine my favourite being the Logitec Z506 Surround Sound Speakers Z506 again not expensive at all and the sound quality really good.

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I have a 2 month old Lenovo with Win7 Home Premuim. When the Windows Splash screen comes up, the PC Freezes. After about an hour i can login with no issues, but the event viewer shows many errors. the error is:

windows event id 7001 The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error: The dependency service or group failed to start.

I can also boot into Safe Mode just fine immediately after the freeze.

A:Computer Freezing up at Windows Splash Screen before login .

Quote: Originally Posted by palanmat

I have a 2 month old Lenovo with Win7 Home Premuim. When the Windows Splash screen comes up, the PC Freezes. After about an hour i can login with no issues, but the event viewer shows many errors. the error is:

windows event id 7001 The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error: The dependency service or group failed to start.

I can also boot into Safe Mode just fine immediately after the freeze.

For the services, if youopen the Start Menu and type Services into the Search programs and files, you will get a few options.
Right click on the option with gears as the icon and Run as administrator.
Right click any services that are complaining that their dependencies are not running (the services I put in bold within your post quote).
Click Properties.
Go to the Dependencies tab, and in the first box, a list of services that service depends on will be given.
Write down the services that need to start for dependencies to be resolved.
Make sure these services are all set to start automatically byright clicking those services,
clicking properties,
going to the General tab,
and making the Startup type is Automatic.

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I've a new mobo and PSU , gen copy win8.1 + key
the installation gets as far as :
copying files,
getting files ready for installation
installing features
installing updates

1st reboot
getting devices ready
getting ready

2nd reboot

sign into microsoft account

setting up account
Hi welcome .. then it starts:

reboot, tries to get to login screen, reboot, reboot

Recovery screen

Attempt repairs, restore, reset ,

Nada, Niet

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Hi i recently experience that my Windows 7 ultimate is infected with something. Making it programs not respond everytime you open new tab or you change tabs multitasking stuff.

I first experience this problem with Firefox it was having problem connecting to some sites that i know were up because my laptop on the same connection could connect to them.

Task i have done to try and fix:
Scanned with Malwarebytes: found nothing
Scanned with Superantispyware: found just tracking cookies
Scanned with trojan remover found a few and fixed them
Remove Avast antivirus and install nod32 and scanned because i though Avast was messing up the computer, but i wasn't. I am really out of answers and my nice option im considering is reformating, but until i do want to make sure that i have anymore options available to me.

Hope you can help i am very good with computer, I usally fix my friend, but i stuck on this problem..

I am running 64bit version of windows 7 ultimate

A:Windows 7 is Freezing/Hanging on installs/Slow

Just my opinion but after an infection it is always best to format and re-install that way you can be 100% sure there is nothing left on your PC, do you have other drives internal ? External ? If so scan these too trojan's have a way of getting into everything.

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fresh install of win10 x64 pro from usb using the media creator tool.

First off, I upgraded from win7 to win10, and the freezes with black screens started.

I reformated, did a fresh install from USB, same thing happened.

I assumed it might have been a failing hard disk, so I stuck a new hard drive in the machine, and am getting the same results.

thanks for any help!

A:fresh win10 x64 pro install random freezing, black screen, no bsod

just happened again. I have this PC connected to a TV via HDMI.

when the freeze occurs, i can tell I lose control of inputs (mouse/keyboard) and the screen turns black for a couple of seconds, returns for an instant (again frozen), and then goes black. audio seems to continue, but bugged out. the hard drive activity light stays solid. when the hard drive activity light stops, so does the audio.

here is the latest collection
*also i notice google chrome seems to bug out on me. randomly certain tabs will not load, and remain all white, and not respond.

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So bacsically, my computer has decided to hate me. I never use to turn my computer off, but my mouse malfunctioned so i restared it hoping to fix the problem, however now my computer freezes on the login screen making it difficult for me to use my computer for its intended use.

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I have 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium on an HP Compaq CQ5210f. More system details at the bottom. This problem happened twice in mid April, and now twice again in early May, both within days of each other.

The only thing that remains consistent is that I'm playing a 3D game with audio on, the winamp program. Completely different games each and every time, though, some far more gentle on the video card than others. The screen would freeze up and so would the audio, and my keyboard/mouse don't respond at all. I resort to doing a hard reset with the computer power button.

Each time, when I log in again, explorer.exe is frozen. the taskbar appears, but nothing on the desktop, and after a couple seconds it all freezes up, with the busy mouse symbol when I highlight taskbar. I can still move mouse around though.

I can do ctrl+alt+delete at this point at least. Restarting explorer.exe doesn't work, so I try logging out in that menu, which does work, although slowly.

I've tried scanning for virus and also a system restore to earlier point, no difference.

The only solution so far has been to simply log in safe mode - which DOES work by the way - and create a new account from scratch.

Last time I cut/paste almost everything between old account and new, this time I will only do basics like save games and documents/music/video.

Can anyone please explain or help me understand why this is happening? I'd hate to have to keep restarting a new account... Read more

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started having problems thursday night. I'm pretty sure I had some malware. I was getting a "Dcom Server Process Launcher Terminated Unexpectedly" message common with malware, so assumed that was the case. I had done some torrenting that week, i must have picked up something.

I scanned the pc with malwarebytes, spybot, and the eset online scanner and found nothing. So i reinstalled windows with a full format of my hard drive.

Got everything up and running again, played brink for a few hours and it freezes after a sleep session and subsequently won't boot. It won't go to safe mode or anything. the only windows i can get to is the boot repair screens that scan and return no help.

So today i reinstalled again (format again) and after getting up and running for some hours it starts having a few errors. I reboot it and the boot problems return and I can't get to any form of windows, safe mode or command prompt.

As i'm typing this topic on my laptop the pc in question boots to windows. I come to this site to get the downloads for the reports to run for spy/malware, and windows explorer has stopped responding, it restarts, over and over. I can't even click the start menu all it can do is close and try to restart windows explorer in a loop.

Can malware persist after a format? What on earth is going on here?

A:2 fresh W7 installs. cpu won't boot or safe

did you format the drive prior to installing win7? after reinstalling, did you go to the computer manufacturers website, search for your specific computer and download the latest drivers for your system?

you can also run HDDScan on your drive to see if it is going bad.

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Hello - my husband has a Sony Vaio laptop. Tonight he went to wake it up from sleep mode and it said that the computer had been locked and only an administrator could unlock it. Well of course he is the administrator. He moved the mouse and the notice disappeared (weird). Then he went to open Google Chrome and it said Google Chrome has crashed. A strange error message then popped up which we of course didn't write down because in that moment we didn't realize much was wrong. We decided to restart.

After restart, the computer appears to be booting normally and then gets to the Vaio welcome screen where a Windows XP dialog box pops up that says Windows is starting up. This eventually becomes a dialog box asking for username and password. The username field is populated with his username and the password field has a non-blinking cursor. You can't click or type in the password field nor can you click "ok" or "options" below it. The mouse moves but nothing can be done. Also, this laptop has a fingerprint reader (we never set that up) and the little icon for the reader appears in the upper left hand corner of the screen. If you hover the mouse over that it turns to the hourglass.

I've tried starting in safe mode and safe mode with command prompt. Neither gets me anywhere. They eventually show the same Windows XP dialog box that says Windows is starting up, but never get to the username and password screen. In safe mode, after it sits there... Read more

A:laptop freezing on login screen

for the future do not use sleep/hibernation causes nowt but hassle

do you have xp disc if so http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

if you have no disc then get one if possible from someone else, if thats a no no then you are going to need to repair/reinstall at some point, sony may be able to provide a disc if the lappy came from them without one
did the lappy have a image of xp on it to repair , like hit f12 on start up to access recovery ??

go to reply no. 5
other options but not likely to work but you never know is a bios reset , remove battery press power button for 30 secs leave all off for 30 mins , put back together

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I have an Acer Extensa 5620Z laptop running Windows Vista. Just today it would not start up properly. The scrolling Windows loading bar will run and then it will either go to a black screen with a frozen cursor and freeze, or it will stop at the Windows logo and freeze. I can get into Safemode.

I have tried running the CHKDSK repair, and system restore. The system restore doesn't even work because once it reboots, it just freezes before the login screen before it can even run. I have also tried Startup repair. CHNKDSK said it found no errors.

I also tried to boot into Safemode with Networking so that I could update virus definitions and run a scan, but it couldn't even do that.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.


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G'day all. I've gotten good help here before, and am hoping someone can help here. Brand new custom made PC, i5-4460 8 8Gigs DDR3 Win 7 x64 (Home Prem) 1TB W.D. HDD.

User said the machine was "crashing" repeatedly, freezing for a period then resuming, and possibly rebooting (I will have to verify this one). We removed the machine, reinstalled Windows, and set it up again.

After a couple of days, same complaints. So we removed the machine, replaced the HDD and the ram, and reinstalled Windows 7.

Few days later, same thing. I will also have to confirm this, but I don't think there were crashes initially, which makes me suspect software, specifically Cabinet Vision, or Solid 8.0 which appears to be an add-on to C V.

I do not believe there were any BSODs, but am attaching the requested DM log as well, in the interests of being thorough. I am including all of the event logs as well as program and hardware information.

I hope this is sufficient information for someone to help me diagnose this, but of course, if I have left anything out, let me know and I will update. I have access to this PC via Teamviewer, so again, if I need anything else, I can get it.

Thanks again in advance for any help you can provide.

One final thing. I built several identical machines for this same company, all are apparently using the same software, and none of the others are having problems. Not sure it's relevant, but the machine was also moved from it's pr... Read more

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I need to make a disc image for whenever I do fresh installs.

Meaning, I want to make a copy of my HDD's image to use when I do a fresh install on my PC.

I don't need a simple back-up program, I want to be able to make an image of the whole drive (Registry files and all).

I don't want to spend the many hours it now takes to load XP and all the updates along with ALL the software that I use.

What are some programs out there that will allow me to do this ?

A:What Disc Image Software for Fresh Installs ??

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Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card
Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Crucial M500 Series 960GB SSD - CT960M500SSD1
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

My daughter has some interest in PCs so we decided to build a PC to see if it was something she wanted to do more of. We purchased the above part list and assembled them in an NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case.

After assembly we installed W7 Ultimate 64 Bit. The system crashed upon launching any game. Crashes were immediate reboots and most often not the BSOD, but there were an occasional BSOD as well.

After a few weeks of troubleshooting we reformatted and reinstalled everything but this time we did not install any of the ASUS Graphics card drivers. We let Windows do it on its own. That seemed to help reduce the crashes. Then I realized I could disable the on board graphics in the BIOS and did so. Maybe there were conflicts between the motherboard graphics and the ASUS Graphics card. Not sure.

So as of today I am happy to say we seemed to have resolved all crashing with the exception of the BSOD, which seems to happen about once a day. We leave the PC on all of the time. The BSOD crash will occur even when no one is using the PC.

So I am at a loss as to what to do. I found this wonderful site in a google search. I am s... Read more

A:Custom Build BSOD after two fresh W7 Installs

...finding more info on this site. I am going to run Memtest86+ V5.01 USB today to see if there is a problem with either my memory or motherboard memory slots. If no problems found after 8+ passes I will try Driver verifyer.

Since I purchased these parts in June, I would like to know if there are problems with any of my components now in order to get support from the manufacturer.

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I just finished building a new computer and after I install my graphics card (560 ti from evga) driver I cannot get windows to fully load. It loads to the login screen where I can successfully log in and then starts to load windows until the screen goes black. I have tried 3 different nvidia drivers and have done a second clean install of windows all having the same problem. Initially it was just flickering saying the driver has failed and recovered, but even that does not happen anymore. I have attached the minidump of the 2 most recent crashes (only crashes since last install). All help is appreciated.

I tried to run the system health report, nothing would come up when I follow the sticky'd threads instructions (I am forced into safe mode on the computer).

My specs are:
Windows 7 64 bit
intel 2500k default clocks
msi p67a-g43
evga 560 ti
cooler master 600w silent pro
cooler master 690 II advanced
samsung f3 1tb

A:Fresh Install, crashes after windows login

Quote: Originally Posted by 3002erehsid

I just finished building a new computer and after I install my graphics card (560 ti from evga) driver I cannot get windows to fully load. It loads to the login screen where I can successfully log in and then starts to load windows until the screen goes black. I have tried 3 different nvidia drivers and have done a second clean install of windows all having the same problem. Initially it was just flickering saying the driver has failed and recovered, but even that does not happen anymore. I have attached the minidump of the 2 most recent crashes (only crashes since last install). All help is appreciated.

I tried to run the system health report, nothing would come up when I follow the sticky'd threads instructions (I am forced into safe mode on the computer).

My specs are:
Windows 7 64 bit
intel 2500k default clocks
msi p67a-g43
evga 560 ti
cooler master 600w silent pro
cooler master 690 II advanced
samsung f3 1tb

Caused by your video driver. I would re-install newest using this method.
When upgrading your graphic driver you MUST remove all traces of the current driver. In order to do that we recommend using Guru3D - Driver Sweeper
Phyxion.net - Driver Sweeper

When it is removed then download and install the fresh copy.

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Hi, I have windows vista on another laptop - a samsung r60 and it keeps freezing at start up. Can't get past the user log in screen. At first, last known good configuration would start the laptop but now even that doesn't work. It's been running slowly for months before and a mcaffee scan revealed no viruses. Can't do a system restore because there are no restore points - would restore system state work and how do I do this please? Or can you offer any other advice? Have also tried directory service repair. Many thanks, Terri

A:Vista freezing - can't get past login screen

Try booting with the Vista DVD and choose Startup Repair.

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So I've had this computer for almost a year:
HP Pavillion a1250n
250G Maxtor HDD
2x 512mb DDR 3200 ram 400Hz (1Gig)

Brought to it's knees this weekend enexpectedly, I am attempting to install Windows XP Pro. I have used the maxtor diagnostic util to wipe the HDD to all zeroes, leaving one big unpartitioned space.

When I boot from the Windows XP CD it goes though the install just fine, formats the space, and copies the files, seemingly alright. When it reboots, it goes through the whole BIOS screen fine, it again asks to press any key to boot from CD, and if nothing is pressed goes directly to a blank screen, no cursor, no loading, nothing. Leaving it for up to an hour does nothing. Monitor is on, and signal seems active, but nothing is coming though.

I can access recovery console, but I'm getting in over my head at that point. Can anything in there help me?

Any advice is good advice, I messed with this all weekend long and it is getting old.

A:Windows half installs, blank screen after BIOS screen


When the PC reboots after copying files it should then read from the boot device, it may be possible that the BIOS is set incorrectly with the boot device not being set as the bootable drive.

Go into BIOS and ensure that the first bootable device is the HD you are loading windows onto, also remove any devices attached to the bootable drive such as any slave drives and that the jumper is set to master, not slave or cable select, if the CD rom that you are loading windows from is slaved to the master drive then place it on its own IDE channel and rerun the setup from scratch.

The only other time I have seen this happen is when the drive itself is flaky, that was only once though and I had to replace the drive.


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Hello all

First post, so it would be fitting to introduce myself

My name is Jon, I am an engineering student, I like Formula One, PC gaming and mechanical things such as cars, planes, trains e.t.c

For anyone wondering, my current rig is as follows:

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition @ stock speeds of 3.2GHz
CPU cooling: CoolerMaster V8 (planned on Overclocking, but didn't have enough knowledge or patience, decided it better I give up for now)
RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1333 CL9
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P
GFX: XFX AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB @ stock speeds
HDD: 1x500GB (465GB in reality) Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA II 7,200rpm, 16MB Cache (for Windows and program files), 1x250GB (232GB in reality) Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA II 7,200rpm, 16MB Cache (for videos and pictures)
PSU: Corsair TX750W 750W
Case: Lancool PC-K62 Dragonlord
Case cooling: 3x Lian Li Red 140mm fans, 1x Lian Li Red 120mm fan, 1x BitFenix 140mm sicle red fan with Lian Li fan controller
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster P2250 1920x1080 DVI
Keyboard: Logitech G110
Mouse: Logitech MX518
Wheel: Logitech G27
Speakers: Logitech X-140
Headphones: Creative FATAL1TY stereo
Internet speeds: BT Broadband 6.35-7.03Mbps download (keeps changing), 0.97Mbps upload, Unlimited (well really a 300GB cap but I won't need to worry about that!)

Now to the reason I require advice...

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A:Planning on buying SSD for OS - require advise on fresh-installs etc.

1. When you install Win7 on the SSD, unplug all other drives. Another option would be to transfer your current OS - see here: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

1a. Once you have win7 installed on the SSD, you have to change the boot order in the BIOS to set the SSD as second (CD/DVD reader should always be first)

2. The brand new SSD you may have to initialize - although if you do a new installation from a Win7 installation disk, the installer should take care of all of this.

3. On your old disk you can just delete the partitions (in Disk Management) that you do not want any more.

4. You should not have any problems with the activation of the OS or Office since you stay on the same system.

5. The Kingston SSD would not have been my first choice. But for UK prices it seems to be inexpensive. I would favor a Crucial M4 or an Intel. I also have a few OCZs, but there you have to watch out which model you buy. There are a couple of OCZ models that suck.

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I have this problem with my laptop. I will give some history on the origin of the problem.
I have reinstaled windows 7 on my own because of a corrupted file that prevented a successful boot. Right after the fresh installation it started to freeze or rebooting.
In my case freze - computer stops responding completely, just a perpetual screenshot, only way out is to force restart(hold power buton until it restarts)
Restart - coputer insted of freezing just restarts.
Also i have noticed that if i manage to start any game just before freeze it wont freeze(seems like games stop the freeze from Happening in most of cases here)

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I have erased and reformated my HD for a fresh Win7 Install.

When I go to install, it gets to expanding files and gets hung up at 0%.

I have burt the DVD a few times now, with different programs and at the slowest speeds, but nothing seems to work. I haven't tried to do it with a USB yet (working on it now)

Any ideas what the heck is going on?

A:Windows 7 Keeps Freezing on fresh install


What is the source of the Window 7 image?



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Hey guys, just a quick one... my housemates computer has me completely stumped, we have formatted his HDD several times and re-installed XP on it several times, yet every second time the computer will freeze just after its started up, not freeze really but will lose the mouse and keyboard.

his PC is:

OS: Windows XP PRO
RAM: 1gig (2x512mb) corsair twin x

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Fresh Windows XP Install and freezing

Look in the Bios and check if legacy mouse or keyboard drivers are enabled and switch the settings.

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I set this computer up for a friend and the BSODs seem to be never ending -- at least a few per day and every morning I get the error message that windows shut down incorrectly (something like that). I think it's hardware related because I get the BSODs before I've loaded a bunch of software and I was getting them during one of my Windows installs.

Here are the steps I've taken to try to solve it:
- Tried installing Win7 from DVD image and from a thumb drive (downloaded an ISO)
- Tried RAID 1 and non-RAID (on each hard drive separately, with different SATA cables)
- Sent the whole system back to Shuttle. They claimed they would check all components. They loaded Win7 and claimed they didn't have any problems, but I started getting BSODs again in 1 or 2 days.
- Ran Windows memory check
- Updated drivers, Windows update, BIOS, etc...

I've followed the forum instructions and attached the zip file from the DM Log Creator.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

A:Multiple BSODs/day Shuttle SH87R6 (fresh Win7 installs)

The driver causing this BSOD is the wireless driver. Update it or uninstall it and you'll be good to go!

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Hi Everyone,

I have been having a myriad of problems trying to fix my computer and it has now been a solid 16-18hours of reading/clicking/waiting. I am now at a point where my PC will run without my graphics card inserted, but when it is inserted, it will not run in normal mode, but will run in safe mode.

I will try to describe my problem as best I can from when the problem first started, and how I have gotten to the point I am at right now.

My current hardware setup that was working perfectly is as follows:

Windows 7 Home Premium
i5 4690k
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H Motherboard
8GB Ram Kingston
Gigabyte GTX970 G1 Graphics
x2 120GB SATA RAID 0
X1 500GB HDD

It started with me trying to install some custom windows desktop themes. This required meddling with the system files, and although I made backups of the original files, one thing led to another and I found myself not being able to log back into windows.

I then tried to get into system restore to revert back. When trying to get into BIOS or boot from disc, my screen displayed nothing during POST and only displayed the windows login when it appeared. Thinking that this might be a result of the fast boot option I cleared the CMOS. I later realised that the BIOS and disc boot must have been working but it was always displaying on another monitor that was off. When I finally got to the system restore, there were no saved restore points. I later remembered that I was running RAID and the CMOS clear reset my SATA to AHCI. I reset t... Read more

A:Fresh windows install, Inserting gfx card cause freeze at login

Maybe your graphics card went bad. Can you get your hands on another to test with?

That GTX970 is a powerful graphics card - do you have a sufficient power supply (like 550W+)?

Can you go to Device Manager in Safe Mode with the card installed and see what it shows under Graphics? Is the card listed, does it have an exclamation mark or other signs that it is having a problem?

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I recently bought this Mini PC and installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on it. The installation went through without problems, I did all the Windows Updates necessary and even though it was a fresh installation it started to freeze periodically. Sometimes the cursor would spin as if the system is working on something, sometimes nothing would happen at all. These freezes can last between half a minute to a few minutes.

I think the Mini PC itself should be strong enough to run Windows 7, so I'm excluding this from my list of possible reasons. The problem now is that I don't know where to start looking. Are there any logs maybe where I could see what is causing those freezes? I know this is very general for a start but maybe I can get there step by step.

A:Fresh Windows 7 installation freezing randomly

Hi and welcome onboard.

Didn't your ZOTAC ZBOX CA320 nano Plus come with Windows 8.1 installed?

Well, I am not going to put my finger into this thread - I am just kickstarting it - but if you perhaps give a full history on how you uninstalled Windows 8.1 and then installed Windows 7, someone else may perhaps pick up scent and help you.

Also give full specifications. My search says it has a 64GB SSD.

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I just wrote zeros to my HD and installed a fresh copy of windows XP. I then upgraded to SP 2 and downloaded some security updates. Once this was done, I noticed that my computer is locking up sometimes or freezing and then unfreezing after a few moments and then freezing again repeatedly. I have posted my task manager up on the screen to see if there was a certain program that was causing excessive processing, but it locks and goes very slow with very little processing taking place.

I have no clue what this could be, but do know its not some sort of virus or malware. Im pissed cause I just went through a complete format (zeroed out everything) and am already having problems. Anyone have any suggestions?

A:Fresh Install of Windows XP stalling and freezing

Again...are there any troubleshooting suggestions that I need to know about before I completely reformat my computer, yet again??

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The title says it all really, I did a fresh windows reinstall a few days ago and now every so often my computer freezes. I'm assuming it's a driver issue but I don't know.



A:Fresh windows reinstall, computer keeps freezing

Compare the install you did to the perfect install compiled in Clean Reinstall Windows 7
which has been used by over 1.3 million consumers without a single problem. If it doesn't measure up, then I'd redo it. The driver steps are so important they are printed in red.

If the install is good then work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 starting with a Clean Boot, infection tests, SFC, hardware tests, cull logs for repeat problems to resolve, etc. This should uncover the problem with patient persistence. Report back as you go for possible added steps.

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I have a PC that was experiencing random freeze ups so I attempted a complete reinstall using the OEM image disks. The strange thing is the PC would seem to freeze up at random points in the install. I figured it was a hardware issue, so I laid the case on its side to inspect the hardware. I removed the single RAM stick, re-inserted it and tried the install again, but left the computer on its side to look / listen for any strange noises or smells. The install completed without issue and I ran a PC stress test / burn in to try and force a hardware issue to show. After running the test for a few hours there were still no issues or errors reported.

After this I took the PC back to its original owner and set it up in the normal position to run the software updates. To my surprise the machine locked up solid again. I haven't attempted the software install with the PC in the laying down position, but it would almost appear that the machine doesn't like to be standing up.

Has anyone ever seen this issue, or heard of a PC that has problems when it is standing in the normal position ?

Update PC ran fine for 12 hours and installed updates without issue with it laying on the side panel instead of standing up. This thing has got me, any ideas on what could be causing the machine to freeze when it is sitting in the normal upright position ?

A:Fresh install of Windows XP freezing up solid

Have you ran Memtest & a Hard Drive Diagnostic?

If that passes, then it may well be that the Motherboard is failing.

I'm pretty sure that the "Laying Down" bit is unrelated.

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Hey guys!

So, I've just re installed 7 Ultimate x64 on my desktop because my prior installation had been giving me grief.

My issue is that it is now intermittently freezing.

I assume the issue is related to drivers because I've tested my memory via memtest, and I ran DFT on my (brand new) HD.

My specs are as follows,

BFG GTX260 Core216
Intel Core2Quad q8400
8GB OCZ DDR2 PC6400 800Mhz
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM
TX850 Modular PSU

I've downloaded the latest drivers for my motherboard and video card from the respective manufacturers websites. (ASUS, Nvidia)

ASUS website only lists the chip set and audio driver for my board.

Any ideas? The issue is extremely intermittent. I can go 35 minutes without freezing sometimes, and sometimes its immediately after booting up.

A:Halp! Fresh Windows 7 install constantly freezing


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This has never happened before. When I turn on the computer, the two accounts show up (both administrator) but whenever I click either of them, the screen just shows the Windows 7 login screen for a while without any text then sends me back to the account selection. This happens when I select either of the accounts, one of them also has a password but that doesn't show up either.

(also don't know a lot about computers ;-; )

EDIT : When I turned on the computer, it went through updates where it says Starting Windows with the Windows logo. Maybe this helps.

A:Can't login to Windows 7. Sends me back to login screen every time.

Same thing happened to me since the update yesterday.

( just to clarify Is this the same problem ? I posted a video Windows Error - YouTube )

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I used to have windows XP than I upgraded to vista. I hate windows vista so I formatted my hard drive and vista is now completely wiped off of it. Now I try to install windows xp professional and I get these problems.

When I install it onto SATA Raid (which is what I have always been using) it says setup is starting windows and than the screen goes black and I get the blue error screen.

The blue screen error says
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I than proceeded to try installing it on SATA IDE and it installed perfectly no errors or anything. I thought I figured it out but when I proceeded to boot my computer I get a message that says NTLDR IS MISSING PRESS CTRL + ALT+ DELETE TO REBOOT.

I have a third setting in SATA that is AHCI but I don't want to try anymore installations. I'm scared I'll mess up my computer or something.

I have a windows vista and windows xp cd. For some reason I can reinstall vista back onto the SATA RAID but the blue screen appears when I try to install xp onto SATA RAID

Please can someone help me? I've been trying to figure this out for 3 hours now. I have SATA- IDE, RAID, AHCI. What do these different things mean and which one should it work on? Why can windows vista only be installed on RAID and not XP?

Please does anyone have an answer?

A:Formatted computer and Blue Screen when Windows XP installs

Hmm.. Stick to AHCI and do a 'Boot from CD'. Do NOT use RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) as this is for an array - Wiki HERE.

When the setup starts, 'Full Format' (Not 'Quick') on NTFS and install your OS.

When Vista uninstalls, it takes the NTLDR with it, so there is not Boot Loader on the HDD. If you want to keep this config/install, then look for boot menu disk tools that can restore for you.


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So my PC crashes the other day, and I figure its just one of those routine crashes. I reboot the machine but on loading it gets stuck on the 'Starting Windows' screen (The one where the four colored balls join to form the Windows logo). I try to run Start-up recovery from the Win7 cd and once again it freezes on the same place. Finally I decide a format may be required and I boot from the CD and yet again it gets stuck on 'starting windows'.
By now Im really concerned, so I decide to try installing another OS. I try XP, Vista and even Fedora Linux and they all get stuck about the time when setup should normally be loading files.
I've tried all sorts of tests using the Ultimate boot CD and they all come out passed.
I've also read in another forum that probably the PSU could be faulty so I try to boot up my pc with another PSU but its still the same problem.
Then I read in this one forum where a user is facing the similar problem with XP, that I gotta hit F5 when it says installing RAID drivers and select 'Standard PC with c-step i486'. After I do this, the installation proceeds fine and I'm able to use XP now.
However, on further reading, I realize that this installed XP on my PC without ACPI. And perhaps, Windows 7, Vista and Fedora Linux didn't install because they need ACPI support. However my motherboard does have support for ACPI, as I've used Windows 7, plus I had installed Vista and Fedora Linux in the past with no glitch.

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A:Stuck on Starting Windows screen + XP only installs with non-ACPI

Sounds like your BIOS was reset from IDE mode to SATA mode. Try resetting the BIOS to default setting.

For Win XP not installing in Sata mode, you would need to load Sata drivers at F6.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot

For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums

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Hello, I think my friends son downloaded something on his computer, (I am using a clean computer to contact you) we can get to windows login screen press our Icon(windows login name) and it just freezes, sometimes it will login but it will have the hour glass for like 10 min and then automatically restarts the computer. I can login to safe mode, It is a desktop runnin winxp.. Really that is all the info I have... Please Please Help Here are my logs, I had to do them in safe mode.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Administrator at 9:30:41 on 2012-03-19
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.810 [GMT -5:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
mSearch Bar = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iesearch&locale=EN_US&c=Q105&bd=pavilion&pf=desktop
BHO: {014861A7-D0B8-4E90-A1C5-1F6C90EF4DA2} - No File
BHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No File
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelpe... Read more

A:INFECTED; Can't Login to Windows; Freezes @ Login Screen

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Hi, I'm new here. I created this account for help because my mother's password seems changed and she couldn't login, the keyboard wasn't sticky so she didn't mistype, caps lock wasn't on. I typed it my self and it didn't work, restarted the computer and it didn't work neither. I then go to thinking it was hacked and the password was simply changed. I go looking around for password changing boots for my flashdrive. I burned PASSCAPE on to my 16gig 2-1 flashdrive. Tried booting on all settings, booted normally, didn't work. So, I ignored it for a while and kept clicking "Reset password" button, It showed up as "Passcape" but claimed the usb slot was empy, wasn't; the slot is "F". I gave up hope on it, so I found this youtube video to reset it the manual labor way-here's the link to it: " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLtJ-iDdWC0 " So, continuing on..

I was simply following the video's instructions, so at step one at duration "2:02" I have to cause a error, I just keep shutting-down the pc while it's booting, because windows will assume it's an error after 2 - 3 times of doing so. Okay, by the time I get to "Repair your computer" button I press enter. And the shocking surprise I get which is odd is this in quotes:
" Windows Boot Manager

Windows has failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

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A:Cannot login to Windows login screen and can't system repair.

NEWS FLASH: I just learned something new about the password problem, my mother never told me exactly what the problem is but I've been typing it wrong the entire time, typed it in and this in quotes is my discovery:

" The User Profile Service service failed the logon.
User profile cannot be loaded. "

She never told me exactly what was the problem everyone, all she said is "Did you change the password" (waking me up at 8AM) then "The password is changed and I can't get on!" What is this problem we are experiencing-i've never seen this before.

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I have a dell inspiron E1405 laptop. The windows will load as far as the login then starts loading the personal settings and never goes any further. It will load in safe mode. I have tried loading in the last known good configuration without any success. I have let it sit for hours and it never loads. I have run the CHKDSK and it didn't show any errors. I did the msconfig with selective start up and it started to load but froze up when the configuration window popped up. I also tried the diagnostic start up without any success. I ran the diagnostics and it didn't show any errors. I welcome any advice anyone has to give.

Thanks in advance

A:Windows XP freezing on login

How to Run System Restore In XP using Safe Mode
Try a bolded date. If the restore does not work they can be UNdone.

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Hello all. Last night I did a fresh install of windows for a customer who was running XP. I installed the OS on an old partition and left the (OEM Reserved) Partition there aswell thinking it wouldn't make a difference. Once the Install was complete and windows booted the computer , Went to start menu and I was able to delete some of the start menu icons thinking it was fine then boom. The computer began to get slow , slow to the point where start menu wouldn't even open , I would start task and the manager would ghost over the windows desktop so it was ripped in two (Half showing the desktop half showing Ctrl Alt Del menu. No processes or Ram usage being shown in performance either. I diagnosed it could be ram as they are running two 512MB sticks and only 800MB of the two combined is available but I'm running Less here at home on a dell and it works fine ? Windows 7 32 bit MSI MS-7173 (RC410M) Motherboard 2.4GHZ Processor (Can't remember what make or model) x2 -512MB 1Rx8 PC2-5300U-555-12 Ram Sticks Old 250GB HDDOn board graphics PC is at least 5 years old. I am wondering could this be a problem with how I installed the OS or is it RAM ? Or could it be video card Issues. I've already bought them Windows 7 and I don't want to bring them to more expense to troubleshoot this problem. Thanks Michael

A:Windows 7 freezing after login

I'm guessing that you are referring to the System Reserve partition which is 100MB in size when you referred to the OEM reserved?
This would mean that you installed Windows 7 over the installation of XP.
If this is the case, I would suggest wiping the hdd, both partitions as the system reserve partition is no longer needed since XP is no longer on there and then reinstall Windows 7.  This will be the quickest and easiest way to resolve this issue.
As for the start menu icons, I'm guessing you are referring to the icons for applications, such as IE, Outlook Express, etc.  I would suggest that you leave these as they are.  The owner of the computer will have applications or programs which they use on a regular basis, these will replace and or be added to the original icons.

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