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Q: xp wont start up past start options screen

I have a Pc running XP home.. tonight it wouldnt start up and displayed a message NTLDR is missing.. I did the repair option with my xp disk and it seemed to go ok .. but now when you try to start it up it starts as far as the dos type screen that gives you all the option,, safe mode, last know config that worked etc.. it doesnt matter which one you press it will just reboot again and start over till it gets to that screen.

any answers anybody ?

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Preferred Solution: xp wont start up past start options screen

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Dell Dimension 4700 running XP Home Service Pack 3
Did not boot merely loops to start options screen but no options work and I am returned to the same options screen.
Have tried advanced start up options "disable auto restart" to generate BSOD which gives the following:

VER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x4E884D26, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x800F8941)

I have no XP system disk available at this, my mothers, address and it is her computer that has stopped this AM.

Help please
 

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No matter what option i pick in the safe mode list, the computer will not start. when i choose any of the safe modes, (safe mode, safe mode with networking etc) the computer displays a list of random commands (i dont understand any of it) and then restarts. If I try to Start Windows Normally, or use last settings that worked, it seems to start loading, and then restarts.

Any ideas?
 

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So i have an inspiron6000 dell laptop. when i hit the power button the Dell start up screen comes up, and then as if to start up it goes to a new screen where all it shows is a black screen and a blinking _ in the top left corner. I have tried to press F8 but it will just not allow me to go into safe mode. Is their anything i can do to get this thing to work or is it done for? thank you for the help

A:Computer wont even go past the start up screen

I have tried to press F8 but it will just not allow me to go into safe mode.I'm not sure what that means. EXACTLY what happens when you try to get to safe mode?

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So hello. I have a gateway ne56r41u laptop and its been a good laptop till one day i reset it. It went threw the process of reseting it and came up to the "hi there" menu. U choose your state and everything click next and then set up settings. After that u click next and it says just a moment. Sometimes it pops a message that says explorer.exe memory could not be read terminate the program. But anyways after the plz wait. The gateway famous black screen appears and then it loads the hi there screen again to set it up. Someone plz help?
 

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My computer as started to stay on grey screen and when i shut it down and start again it goes into repair mode then tells me it cant repair and is shutting down after shutdown i start again and it slowly comes back to life,i have also noticed no beep at start up,ive tried f8 but cant find safe mode,also on xp i could restore back weeks on this ive no idea how to do this, yep computer illiterate silver surfer

A:No beep on start up wont go past grey screen.

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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Hi,I started the computer for the first time and after entering my time and location it will not go on to the next steps. It will load, take me to the HP start up screen (black) and then bring me to fill out the questionaire again. I tried f8 and took out the battery and did the 15 secs of the power button 3 times. Nothing.  Thank you.

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I was browsing the web and my laptop froze. I held the powe button to turn it off and now when i turn it on, it only goes to the windows logo and no farther. If i leave it alone, after 20 minutes it goes to a black screen with a cursor. I have tried starting in safemode as well and it only loads some of the files before freezing. I have also tried startup repair. After a few minutes it gives a few options such as system restore. I tried a restore and it still doesn't load. How do i fix this?

A:Laptop wont start past windows loading screen

Hello vocalized and welcome to Seven Forums. Sorry you're having these issues.

One of the Forum experts prepared this troubleshooting tutorial. It's time consuming but has helped many with their startup problems.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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my dell dimensions 2100 with xp home is hanging at the windows logo screen. I can start it in safe mode, but am at a loss on what to do once there. Please help asap.
Thank you,
Wendylu
 

A:xp wont go past windows logo screen but will start in safe mode

Turn off computer.

Turn back on - as soon as you've pressed the power button - tap F8

This will present you with a number of boot options. Select

"Last known good configuration" this and see if it works.
 

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#1 Hi, basically this probem arose from nowhere. I came back from holiday 6 days ago and my pc took longer than i remember to boot. Only till i realised the next day and day after it was getting longer and some times not loading past the 'Windows' screen. Each time when it hasn't loaded fully, I turn it off and re-boot pressing F8 to get up safe mode, which doesn't work at all.
It gets stuck on '/avgdiseh' doesn't load past and will stay like that till turned off. Start up repair does absolutely nothing, it asks to do System restore which then errors and reboots, if i press cancel it stays on the 'Scanning' screen for hours.. (8 hours today)

#2 I've now seemed to run into another problem trying to boot from my CD drive. First time I loaded everything correctly got to 'install windows' screen clicked start up repair which did nothing. Ever since that windows won't detect my CD drive even though it opens and did read CD's.(watched a film on it the other day)

I've looked online and other people have had the same problems and clearly i haven't found a solution yet. I've tried cleaning the inside of my case, double checking connections, changing boot options. From what i've read its either a failed HDD, failed RAM (, or failed CD drive in the case of my second dilemma)

I'm just curious as to whether anyone can pin point what the problem is. If its an easy fix or whether it is possibl... Read more

A:Windows wont boot past Start up Screen, and won't boot safe mode

it's the one following avgdiseh that is the problem

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
 

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i have micro. windows xp and am having problems getting the computer to start. i actually started having tons of problems so i stuck the computer under the bed until i found this board yesterday! so i have new hope that it can be fixed! anyway when i power on the comp i get some options.
safe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt
last known good config
start windows normally.
i have tried all these and get the same thing. the logo comes on like its going to start. it goes to a blue page for a split second so i have no idea what it says. then it goes back to the start options again. any ideas how to get this far? then i can go on to fix the other problems from there.

A:wont start past logo?

hmmm, sounds like a problem i had with my toshiba laptop. i made a video on youtube that you can watch to see if the problem is the same, if it is i might be able to help. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrcorfC7j6k

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after starting up it reconises the processor - a AMD Athlon 1238mhz,
then goes to memory testing - after that the cursor blinks at the memory testing line and I can not get into the BIOS menu.

HELP
 

A:start up wont go past memory testing

If under warranty, get their help.

If not, how many ram sticks you got?

Assuming 2+, have you tried the 'remove all but one and try it and do this until it works' routine?
 

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My Start Screen very weird recently. I can't drag icon app to Start, I can't drag to organize app on Start, when I right click on app, only "More" appears, other options just gone, can anyone help me, it's so annoying.

A:Lost "Pin to Start Screen" and other options, can't drag icon to Start

Run a system file check to look for corrupt files. It will try to do repair if any found.

Right click at Start button > click Command Prompt (Admin) > at the flashing prompt, copy/paste this.......
sfc /scannow

> press Enter.
It will take quite sometime.
When finished, it will give you one of the 3 reports...............(paraphrasing)
1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupt files and repair successful.
3. Found corrupt files but unable to repair.

If the report is #1, your solution lies elsewhere.
If the report is #2, check if your problems have been resolved.
If the report is #3, use this method................
In the same Command Prompt (Admin) windows, copy and paste this command...........

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

> press Enter.
Again it will take some time.
When finished, it will give you a report.

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My Start Screen very weird recently. I can't drag icon app to Start, I can't drag to organize app on Start, when I right click on app, only "More" appears, other options just gone, can anyone help me, it's so annoying.

A:Lost "Pin to Start Screen" and other options, can't drag icon to Start

Run a system file check to look for corrupt files. It will try to do repair if any found.

Right click at Start button > click Command Prompt (Admin) > at the flashing prompt, copy/paste this.......
sfc /scannow

> press Enter.
It will take quite sometime.
When finished, it will give you one of the 3 reports...............(paraphrasing)
1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupt files and repair successful.
3. Found corrupt files but unable to repair.

If the report is #1, your solution lies elsewhere.
If the report is #2, check if your problems have been resolved.
If the report is #3, use this method................
In the same Command Prompt (Admin) windows, copy and paste this command...........

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

> press Enter.
Again it will take some time.
When finished, it will give you a report.

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Hi, using windows 7, have a blue screen at start up issue, memory dump. Sadly the PC wont start so unable to try too much, it lets you select user, attempts to ,log onto the user then just goes to mthe blue screen and starts the cycle again. Any ideas?? It will not start in safe mode either, basically the same result although sometimes it loads and you are in but when you try to do anything it goes to the blue screen again. I did get the error code (not always the same on the blue screen but this one comes up most time), "driver IRQL not less or equal"
Many thanks
Tony
 

A:Blue screen at start up, wont start at all

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311564#appliesto
 

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Hello. Well last night I downloaded the latest Microsoft updates, most of which were security patches. So I don't know if it's related but today when i start up my machine it gets hung at the start up screen. I've tried to start up several times. This time I'm still waiting after 20 minutes but it just won't budge beyond the StartUp screen, you know the one that tells you what operating system it is. Any suggestions as to what to do?
 

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Hey this is my first post, I am having issues with my computer. I turned it on and logged in, and then the screen stays on welcome for a long time if not forever. I have tried to wait it out a few times and after 15-20mins it just turns black with a white mouse I can move around.

I have a Dell notebook and am not computer savy at all. I posted on another forum and was wondering what you guys think. They were very nice but it has been days now and I am lost on how to do this next step. Getting a second opinion, hope I don't offend them....

Here is the link
http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f108/dell-issues-wont-start-up-553461.html#post3142295

You might have to scroll to read the entire thing, it is about two pages...sorry.

But please let me know if there is anything else I can do. thanks, SM

A:Can't start up past Welcome screen

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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Once again my wife's HP Pavillion dv4000 is making me crazy. The problem de jour is that it decided not to let her past the HP start-up screen. It is running XP Professional.

I have tried a few restarts with no success. The only screen change I can get is when I put into hibernation mode and get the "preparing to hibernate" screen. Any ideas as to where to start????

Good thing my Mac is running, I guess the Chevy is going to have to pull the Ford out of the mud again.
 

A:Cannot get past HP start-up screen

Turbine Guy said:


Once again my wife's HP Pavillion dv4000 is making me crazy. The problem de jour is that it decided not to let her past the HP start-up screen. It is running XP Professional.

I have tried a few restarts with no success. The only screen change I can get is when I put into hibernation mode and get the "preparing to hibernate" screen. Any ideas as to where to start????

Good thing my Mac is running, I guess the Chevy is going to have to pull the Ford out of the mud again.Click to expand...

My uncle has a HP Pavillion . Same symptons you are having . His mouse pluged into the usb port . Had to pull it out whenever he wanted to boot up . Once it was booted he could them replgu it and it would work fine.
 

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My kids Dell computer was VERY slow a few months ago but was still limping along. We had to go to CA for a couple months (my father passed away) and now that we're back I knew I needed to fix it so my kids could get their school work going again... well now the thing won't even move past the Welcome screen.

I don't even know what to do to get it to start up so I can check for viruses. Please help.
 

A:Won't start up past the welcome screen

I hope someone can please help me!

I finally got the computer to start up past the welcome screen, I went in and downloaded Avira Antirvirus and ran the scan. I also renewed our subscription for Previx and upgraded to the 8.5 I think it is.

Everything was OK for about half a day. We got home yesterday afternoon and there were a ton of open windows that we didn't open.

So today I have been trying to get it to work again and am running into a brick wall everywhere I turn.

It starts up to a blank desktop or it will have the bottom tray thing but no programs open.

I started it in safe mode and tried about 6 times to do Avira scans (it can't do a Previx scan because it's not online) Each time I try to do the Avira scan it gets about 5% done, finds 5 viruses (I wrote down the first and last ones, that's all I saw it list) the first one is TR/vundo.Gen and the last one is TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen. After about 12 minutes of scanning I get a popup thing saying that the computer needs to restart, here's part of the message, I only saw it happen once and only had 30 seconds to write it down so this is the jest of the message:

NT authority/System
DCOM server
process launcher service terminated unexpectedly.

Then it restarts the computer and then I start the whole process again.

I REALLY need to get this computer up and running, my kids school programs are on there and she needs to finish her work and can't get to her programs. I don't know wha... Read more

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I have a Dell Inspiron laptop, and yesterday after running slow it finally froze up. I waited 20 minutes for something to happen, and nothing. I couldn't even start task manager. So I turned it off and turned it back on. It does the windows starting up screen then goes to the black screen that gives me the option of starting windows normally or doing a start-up repair. I tried starting normally, and it just cycled back to that screen. I tried the start-up repair, and it immediately came back to that screen. I tried to boot it in every mode possible: Safe mode, Safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration, etc, and nothing. It just goes back to the windows starting up screen and then back to the orginial black screen. A blue screen does pop up right before the black screen, but it flashes to fast to see what it says. I put the windows 7 disc in and tried to run a system repair, and it ran for literally 6 hours. When I tried to cancel, it wouldn't. Is there anything else I can do?

A:Can't get past start-up screen in any mode

Try this

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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My computer does the start up, then gets to the blue screen and freezes, i've tried using my disks to do a system restore, but i wont even do that!!! anyone have and ideas of what we can try now??? any useful help is appreciated! thank you

A:start up then won't go past blue screen

Blue Screen as in BSOD?

If so, what is the bugcheck (STOP error)?

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi,
Answers & help much appreciated.

My PC tries to start from boot-up, the tower makes all the right noises (please be gentle, I,m no expert!) the screen goes black for longer periods than it used to when all was OK.

Then on reaching my wallpaper & desk-top icons the screen flicks on then off repetitively and will progress no further. If I leave it, it'l just go black.

I've done a 'system restore' with no success.

The only way I can get booted up is to switch off at the mains, wait, switch on and press F8 until I get the option to 'Go to last known good configuration'.

I did this and got the following 'error report' that I was invited to send (I did)

szAppName : svchost.exe szAppVer : 5.1.2600.2180 szModName : wuaueng.dll
szModVer : 5.8.0.2469 offset : 0007cb9a

It then said click here fot 'tech info' I did so & got this:

C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER4ab8.dir00\svchost.exe.mdmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER4ab8.dir00\appcompat.txt

Please could someone help me sort this out?
Windows XP Sp2
Compaq Presario
256mbDDR
80GB Hard Drive

Screen : Compaq FP5315

Many thanks.
Richard.
 

A:Can't get past flickering screen at start-up ..

It's now got worse!

I stopped Windows Automatic Updates just in case.

I've tried System Restore twice but when it re-boots all I get is the flickering screen on the desktop (wallpaper?) with my icons. I can therfore get no further. So I switch off at the mains. Very abrupt & not good for the machinery I fear!!

Pressing F8 only gets me to a flickering screen and I can get no further. F10 seems to accomplish nothing either.

The only way I can boot is using an "XP Boot disc" (provenance unkown) that I downloaded (from somewhere) in Feb.'06

I either did not make, or have lost, the restore discs that one should creat when first using a PC. I bought mine in Apr.'04 - it came pre-loaded with XP and was bought from a chain store so it's legit.

When I try to make recovery discs now I get a pop-up saying partition cannot be found. Though I think the Recovery is on my 'D' drive as there is a folder labelled 'Recovery' in there but it has a padlock symbol.

I tried dragging this to My Documents and removing the 'read only' check - but still no joy.

I tried using the Install icon in folder I386 (?) but get a pop-up saying that the "installed prog is newer than this one" or words to that effect. I have XP with Sp2 which is newer than the version that was installed at purchase. Is there a workaround for this?

If I leave the PC swtiched on I can use it as if nothing is wrong.

Any ideas most welcome.

Tha... Read more

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Here's what happened. My mother board died, so replaced with one today. Got everything back up and running except my wireless. Tried a couple different drivers still nothing, so I thought maybe it was something in the bios. I did the load setup defaults in the bios, since there were only very basic settings in the bios (nothing for devices at all in it except boot order). Restarted and now after going to the windows 7 starting screen I get a flash of a blue screen and it reboots. The blue screen is flashing so quick I can't get the error code, the best I can tell it may be 0x0000007B so I went back into the bios and it's set for sata enabled. Ran several repairs and tried system restore. I also ran the hdd and memory test in the bios both came up fine. Can't get into system to try anything else. I absolutly cannot reformat this hard drive. I have tax programs and codes in my emails I need before I can do that, with client information on it. The last time I saved this info was before tax season so if I wipe it out all client info for this year is gone. Any ideas what I can do? I tried getting in safe mode as well, still went to that blue screen and restarted again. Thanks for any help in advance.
 

A:Can't get past Window 7 start screen

Buy a new hard drive and install Windows on that drive. Put your old hard drive in an external USB enclosure or use a simpler USB docking station and copy your important data to the new hard drive.

Unless your new motherboard is the same model as the old motherboard, you shouldn't expect your old hard drive to be plug and play. You should expect to perform at least a Windows repair install or more likely a full clean install.
 

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I am running Windows 95 with Office 97. When I try to open Outlook it pop up the logo screen for Outlook 97 and just stays there. No error messages... nothing. When I do control, alt, delete, it lists it as a program that is running.
Any suggestions?
Thanks.
 

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I was just minding my own business, surfing the web when I noticed my browser and explorer was acting up but running slowly, hanging and not responding. Thinking it was a virus or whatnot, i quickly disconnected and clicked on the start button to restart the computer. I noticed that the "my computer", "control panel", "network connections" in the start menu all were replaced with "folder", which really started to worry me. I continued the process to restart and everything goes fine until the blue screen that you choose the logon account. Instead of choosing which account, it shows the windows xp logo and title and hangs there. I've tried safe mode and everything else but i get the same result. I just need to know how to get into windows so I can to hunt down what did this. I have a recovery CD but I don't know how to start XP using it. There's no way I'm reinstalling XP by erasing everything on my HD. Thanks for the help if any offered...
 

A:xp won't start (can't get past logon screen)

Taking it literally, you have a "recovery" CD and not a Windows XP CD?

These vary in nature, some allow a repair, some only allow a full recovery (which will lose all your data). Unfortunately we cannot tell what type you have, only you can tell.

If you can do a repair (a reinstall "over the top" of the existing Windows) thats what you want. Otherwise put your hard drive into another XP machine (changing the drive to a slave with the jumper settings) and save your critical data, then reinstall after resetting the jumpers and refitting the drive to your PC.

Have you not got your critical data regularly backed up though?
Such events as this, including drive failures, are not at all uncommon (unfortunately). Hard drives are only "temporary storage" at the best of times.
 

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Hello

I am trying to fix my friends PC for him and basically he got some bad malware it was Antimalware Doctor he said it was called. After he restarted it gets to the first screen does all the checks and then it goes to a black screen with a blinking white cursor in the top left corner and will not load past that point.I can access the BIOS though on start up .I cannot even get to the safe mode prompt or anything and all this happens before the XP logo. Wondering if anyone might have an idea on how to get to safe mode somehow (trying to no reformat as he has stuff he doesn't want to lose) once there I will have no problem removing the virus.

Thanks
Justin

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I cant get past the asus screen at the start. I can access the bios but even with a bootable usb stick it won't open the usb key despite the priority. It just goes on a loop and constantly goes to the ASUS starting screen.
 

A:Cant get past the asus screen at the start

please see this from our welcome guide
When writing your question, please be as descriptive as possible.Click to expand...

to do what - load windows
what is the bootable usb - by that I mean what it is it booting to
Full model of the Asus please
Did it come with windows 10 installed
and all other relevant detail please
 

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Hello and thanks alot for helping us!

I have an XP machine in my home network that got infected with IS 2010. When I start the computer (in safe or normal mode) i get a fake welcome screen (the blue Windows welcome screen) with the "administrator" button. I am sure its fake because I see the desktop "flash" for a split second before the fake screen covers it. I can't get past this fake start up GUI to take your recommended countermeasures. I just need a clue so I can get "in" and get this scourge out! I am a veteren of fighting the AV 2009 war so I know something about these things. Anyway, I have already taken one interesting countermeasure. Since I couldn't get past the fake start screen, i removed the hard drive and attached a raid to USB adaptor cable. I then cleaned the drive by scanning it with MBaum from another machine thru the USB connection. Both Mcafee and MBaum found numerous infections and cleaned them. But upon retrying I still get the fake screen when I reboot with the cleaned drive in the first machine. I repeated the cleaning procedure and the infections had regenerated. Any ideas how to get past the fake screen or to clean remotely with the 2nd machine?

Thanks
John

A:IS 2010 can't get past start screen

Is task manager disabled? (ctrl + alt + delete)

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Yesterday my computer wouldn't turn on, it went straight too windows blue screen after a second of staying on the splash screen. It says I need to run chkdsk /f. I have tried that. Tried running in:
safe mode.
safe mode with networking.
safe mode with command prompt <<which is supposed to let me run chkdsk f/, right?
last known good configuration....you get the point. Everything on the F8 screen I have tried.
Now today, the only thing it will do is go to the F8 screen upon startup. Everytime I select an option it takes me back to the splash screen for a second and then flashes back to the blue screen of death

I can not run chkdsk at all.!! I know from all the threads I have read that the only other solution is to reinstall Windows XP, tiny problem, my CD drive does NOT work I try to load it in the second one (the burner) but I dont think it reads it from there. I'm so lost I dont know what to do! My whole life's on that computer and I have no idea how to back up my data.!! HELP ASAP PLEASE!!

P.S.
The OS didn't come with service pack 3 I just downloaded it one or two weeks ago.

A:XP won't start, XP won't get past boot screen.

What is the make and model of the computer? Do you think you are willing to open up the computer case to get your burner to boot?

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Hello, I use Windows 7 64-bit and it wont get past the start-up screen. I would like to retrieve some personal files from my hard drive before i reinstall windows, is there any way i can do this without removing my hard drive and as a last resort could you guys link to some good videos/guides that are in detail about removing your hard drive and inserting it into another computer.

Thank you so much, i may have only joined this site a few days ago but it is so helpful.

A:Windows Won't Get Past Start up Screen

Maybe Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

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I was just minding my own business, surfing the web when I noticed my browser and explorer was acting up but running slowly, hanging and not responding. Thinking it was a virus or whatnot, i quickly disconnected and clicked on the start button to restart the computer. I noticed that the "my computer", "control panel", "network connections" in the start menu all were replaced with "folder", which really started to worry me. I continued the process to restart and everything goes fine until the blue screen that you choose the logon account. Instead of choosing which account, it shows the windows xp logo and title and hangs there. I've tried safe mode and everything else but i get the same result. I just need to know how to get into windows so I can to hunt down what did this. I have a recovery CD but I don't know how to start XP using it. There's no way I'm reinstalling XP by erasing everything on my HD. Thanks for the help if any offered...
 

A:xp won't start (can't get past logon screen)

Taking it literally, you have a "recovery" CD and not a Windows XP CD?

These vary in nature, some allow a repair, some only allow a full recovery (which will lose all your data). Unfortunately we cannot tell what type you have, only you can tell.

If you can do a repair (a reinstall "over the top" of the existing Windows) thats what you want. Otherwise put your hard drive into another XP machine (changing the drive to a slave with the jumper settings) and save your critical data, then reinstall after resetting the jumpers and refitting the drive to your PC.

Have you not got your critical data regularly backed up though?
Such events as this, including drive failures, are not at all uncommon (unfortunately). Hard drives are only "temporary storage" at the best of times.
 

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Hello,I have a hp Pavilion g6-1d48dx Notebook PC and have recently been unable to get it to start. When I turn the power on, it takes me to the Windows Error Recovery screen and asks me whether I want to launch startup repair or start Windows normally. No matter which option I choose the computer becomes a grey screen (although i can still move my mouse). Anyone else have this problem? - regards, Josh

A:Laptop won't start past grey screen

Hi Please try these steps and check and let me know how it goes. Once unit is powered on keeping tapping the F2 key run the start up test and let me know the result for the same. 

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Hi,
 
Please help.
 
My desktop has been randomly rebooting on its own & now I can't boot up
 
I'm on Win 7
 
I've tried to restart several times. I'm afraid to do the repair option b/c the last time I did that last year, I almost lost all my data. But I guess I have no choice now. 
 
It could be the heat in this apt. as my landlords are slum landlords, they refuse to fix anything & I've been dealing with 90-107 degree heat b/c the AC won't stop running & I can't afford to run it 24/7.
 
I don't know what to do, now I can't work
 
Thank you in advance

A:Windows won't start up past logo screen

Try booting it while repeatedly tapping F8 that should get you into safe mode, it could be a damaged driver that the system can't load.

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So until recently my computer had been working fine but just out of the blue it started to get stuck in the startup screen- y'know the one with the HP logo in the Middle and the spinning white circles so I tried to restart it to see if that'd solve my issue and it started up the Preparing Automatic Repair and than it goes to Diagnosing your PC before  bringing me to the Automatic Repair screen I haven't messed with anything on there in fear of making it worse, I'm just afraid that I'll have to reset my PC completely and lose some important data.

A:My Computer Won't Start Up Past the Loading Screen

Hi,There are 2 main methods you can try to salvage data from failed drive :1) Create LiveCD from another computer. Boot from this disc in your laptop, then copy the files from failed HDD to another external hard drive connected to notebook.https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD2) Take out the failed hard drive out. Connect it to another computer using SATA to USB adapter. Use Windows explorer to copy the files you need from HDD to another external hard drive.https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812400542&FM=1Now after copying the data, Tap away F2 or ESC key as soon as you power on laptop to go into System Diagnostics, perform extensive hard drive and memory tests. Let me know the resultsIf everything PASSED,Create Windows 8.1 UEFI bootable installation USB using Microsoft windows media creation tool, and do a Repair install as given here:https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/26095-repair-install-windows-8-a.htmlRegardsVisruth

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my computer will not get past the start up blue screen

A:my computer will not get past the start up blue screen

Hi amielu, What model of PC do you have?What operating system?Did you make any changes to the PC prior to this issue occuring (changes such as installing new software or adding new hardware)?

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Hi,

I have a Clevo notebook which to be fair is getting on a bit but was working fine until this morning. When I switch it on, the 1st black screen comes up with the copyright info and system info - it says at the bottom Press F2 to enter set up, but won't go any further than that.

If I press F2 it gors tyo "entering set up"....and that's it.

Any ideas??

A:Notebook won't start up past the 1st info screen

i think you default first boot device is changed again n again , try to enter in bios and set hdd as default first boot device. and restart computer again.

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Hi,
Toshiba mini will not boot-can't get to safe mode-f8 does nothing-f2 nothing esc brings up screen which shows system mem (passed) mouse initialized-looks like the hard drive is recognize etc.....
thoughts?
 

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I recently tried to reset my Lenovo flex 3 back to factory settings, which is about a year and a half old, and instead of resetting it froze. I tried to restart the laptop while it was frozen, which seemed like it worked, but after a couple minutes I saw that it wasn?t making it past the logo screen. It just continuously restarted itself up until the logo screen, blacked out, then started again. How can I get my computer up and running again???
 

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This has happened to me before but in the past, it's always kicked in after say, about 20 minutes.

I had trouble earlier getting it to load up my desktop so I did a system restore which put it 2 hours back from where I was.
Back up went through just fine.
Once it rebooted, it wouldn't even get that far. It now hangs up at the hewlett packard intro screen and no farther.

I'm using someone else's computer and won't be able to check back in until tomorrow night.

I've restarted it a bunch of times and let it sit there for 2 hours. Still nothing.
I've used compressed air to blow out the inside of the tower (worked once before) but still nothing.
Not sure what else, if there is anything else it can do.
It was running fine all day until I did a reboot, thanks to ebays new Sell You Items Form.
Hung up there but that's been happening to everyone. Not a unique problem
Everything else was working fine.

To add to this however, although my computer has been running fine up to this point, I haven't been able to do a full scan disk or defrag. It freezes when I try to do that.
I can only do the short version of scan disk.

I don't know if these two are related as my computer hasn't been able to do that for...
6 months, maybe more

any advice is much appreciated

Thanks
 

A:OS Millenium won't start up past the Hewlett Packard Screen

Sounds like a problem you should have dealt with earlier.

Try booting from a Win 98 or ME floppy and running scandisk. Just type:

scandisk C:

at the A: prompt.
 

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I have an HP Pavillion elete. win 7/64. 3 times today I got the blue screen saying that win has toshut down due to an error. It lists several error codes, but the computer shuts down before I can copy them.
The first 2 times, the system restarted OK, but the 3rd time was bad.
I tried to restart using the power button, then tapping each ofthe above listed keys to try to get anywhere, but no results. On ESC, it would say Loading boot options, but nothing happened within a few minutes. I shut down each time with the power button, and nothing seemed to work. F10 said opening setup options, but again nothing happened in a few minutes. Each time I'd leave the screen on for several minutes, but it never got past there.
I put in a repair disc and started, but it didn't boot from that. I tapped F8 on one try, but it wouldn't open in safe mode.
Finally, after I left the screen set for a fairly long duration, it started again. One item on the blue shutdown screen said that I could try resetting the BIOS to skip casching and one other item, but I have no idea on how to do that.
I'm now waiting for the next shutdown and will try to take a picture of the blue screen so I can report the error codes.
One previous time when it shutdown, when it got started again, it ran a diagnostics check; everything pased OK, soI assume it's not a hardware problem. I've done a couple of restores going back on point at a time, but so far that hasn't helped; I'll continue to try earlier points.
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A:computer won't start past blue screen listing F-9,10,11 and ESC

The Bsod files might already have been created automatically .. it might be here

%SystemRoot%\MEMORY.DMP

ie c:\windows\MEMORY.DMP

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This started about a month ago when a system restore completely mucked up my computer. I've managed to fix most of the problems (NoelDP is a wizard) but I can't get past the start up screen with the Nvidia drivers enabled. I think I managed to get past it once after a clean install but then I kept getting BSODs. It could be an outdated BIOS (when I click on @BIOS in the GIGABYTE folder in 'All Programs' I get a BSOD) but I really want to know if there are more options before I start mucking around with BIOS flashing.

The graphics card I have is a GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 660 and I've done clean installs of at least 3 different Nvidia driver versions.

A:Windows won't get past Start Up screen with Nvidia drivers enabled.

Nakitu mate this is the right driver for the card - not the top one as it is beta and I would if I were you dump the AVG and pick a different security.


Drivers | GeForce

Best Free Antivirus Software - I would personally not pick AVG or MSE from this list

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Is this where I post? I am not entirely sure...

I am asking from work because I can no longer use my home PC because.....

I changed my internet provider and after 3 months it finally got up and running....
only to be attacked by at least 24 viruses (along with a pop-up cheerfully reminding me that my McAffee expired on Dec. 31!!!)
I downloaded a Beta sweep (?) from Microsoft which detected 24 items...so many win32 and an Rbot too!!

Anyway I would paste the log, but I got off the internet as quickly as possible, tried to do a system restore but my computer failed on me and then the last thing I remember doing was loading fail safe options...

I woke up to a computer that when I turn it on doesn't leave the original black screen (says energy saver master and slave ports and down at the bottom says "press DEL..."

I HAVE pressed DEL and it restarts and takes me back to the almost frozen initial black screen...

I tried loading the OS software during the frozen screen and whilst off...neither has worked..they just go to that black screen...interestingly enough, I get a red light (running) on my tower as well as a normal green light for power on...and the red light does not go off...

Is there any help out there?

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So, I bought a webcam today, installed evrything fine, camera worked, now i restarted my pc and it gets to the part where is says.. windows wasn't shut down properly

start in safe mode
...
...
last known good conf.

start windows normally


tried safe mode, last know goof conf and normally - shows the windows logo with the progress bar - it goes round one and a half times approx. and then a BSOD flashes for a fraction of a second and pc restarts and whole process starts again.

I'm guessing it's a problem with the camera driver but how can i get rid of it...thanks

Any help on getting back into windows appreciated...Thanks

A:XP won't start - BSOD - driver problem?, XP won't get past boot screen :s

Hello giovannicosta

Certainly sounds like the camera driver.
Boot into Safe Mode Options Screen (the one with Last Known Good Configuration on it) by pressing F8 at bootup and choose
'Safe mode with command prompt'

At the command prompt type
C:\Windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

Hopefully this will open System Restore, so restore to before you installed the camera.

http://bertk.mvps.org/

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Hi,  My ~3 year old ideapad purchased from Newegg seems to have gone south. I have Windows 8.1 installed. Last night I shut it off to bring it to class and when I got to class and tried to boot up, it wouldn't finish starting up, would sit at the logo screen for about 30 seconds before shutting down and starting over. The fans power up like it is going to start. It repeats this loop indefinitely. I tried holding the reset button next to the charger port and still nothing.  Suggestions?  Thanks 

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I am trying to help a family member fix their desktop they got from someone else and when I turn it on the computer keeps restarting and won't boot past the Windows start screen. It gives you the black screen with options of which way to start (i.e. safe mode) and no matter which one you select it restarts the computer and sends you right back to the same screen, it was an endless loop of restarts(I tried clicking each mode type and tried to get it to restore from the last working restore point after each it just restarted again). Can anyone help me figure out how to get back to the regular operating screen so I can get it virus/malware free and working again?Other Info:- This computer is as far as I know infected with at least one type of virus/malware (which was part of turning it on,so we could download software to remove whatever is on it.)- We do not have any software disk(s) for the PC -It is a Windows XP editionAny help or direction to help would be greatly appreciated, as I am completely lost! [Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgw]

A:Computer keeps restarting and won't boot past Windows start screen

Hello, and sorry for the delay!We Need to Diagnose Your BlueScreenWhen you boot your machine, press F8 to list the startup options, exactly as you would if you were trying to enter Safe ModeSelect "Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure", as shown here:
When your system BSODs, write down the STOP error code, as well as any written out error message back here. The STOP error will always appear, but the message may not. You are looking for this:
Please post me the error(s).

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If I right click on any tile shortcut etc, I have no options for pin unpin runas uninstall whatever. Just a check mark. I'm almost certain it is a registry problem. I just do not know where to look. I had a problem with the metro file explorer not working and fixed it with a reg file for homegroup. However did not fix this problem. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:No right click options on start screen

Hello tsukasa, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Please post a screenshot showing your Start screen when you right click on a tile to select (check) it to see what the issue may be.

Screenshot - Capture Screenshots Directly in Windows 8

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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