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Accidentally shut down computer during System Restore.. computer doesn't start up

Q: Accidentally shut down computer during System Restore.. computer doesn't start up

Hey TSF,

I was performing a system restore earlier when, while the process was occurring, I accidentally knocked the power out to my computer. Now when I turn on my computer it goes to the boot screen where I can choose a normal start up or a safe mode start up. Neither work as when I start it up, it just seems to get stuck at the green loading bar screen.

I also have the option to boot from my recovery disc. But after the "Loading Windows files" screen it goes to a black screen and nothing happens. I'm freaking out because I do a lot of work at my computer and can't get it to work (on my brother's computer at the moment). I also don't want to lose any important files on the computer. What can I do?

I have Vista Home Premium on SP2

Regards

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A: Accidentally shut down computer during System Restore.. computer doesn't start up

Do you get any options with the Recovery Disc? If you do look for an option called Startup Repair and try that. It should replace the mbr and other essential boot files for you.

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Hello, I cracked my laptop screen and I wanted to hook it up to a VGA monitor and I got it to work. But then I did a system restore to get rid of all files and software and I accidentally shut down while it was restoring and now it won't work with my VGA monitor and I can't see the laptop screen as the whole screen is cracked. Is there anyway to restart the system restore without being able to see a screen? My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5320. The computer is running Windows 8.

A:Accidentally shut off computer during system restore!

Listen, I'm not a tech. I don't want to steer you wrong, but this advice won't involve installing or running anything, so it should be ok. The reason I am replying is your laptop is the exact same model as mine. Have you tried hooking it up to an HDTV through the HDMI port? I sometimes hook mine up to my TV to watch movies.

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Hello everyone,

A while ago I built a new PC and gave my old HP Pavilion to my little brother so he could have a desktop, but not a day later he was resetting it to factory settings and then decided to shut it down because it was taking too long in the middle of it. The next few times we rebooted it, the windows logo displayed for a second and then stopped displaying anything a moment after that. Then the computer just stopped displaying anything in general.

Recently I've been trying to get it back up and running again, so I have replaced the hard drive and also put in new sticks of RAM after I used the old ones for a separate build. However, with all these new parts the computer turns on, but will not display anything to the monitors I plug into it. Does anyone know of a way to get it to display/work?
 

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Hello! I hope someone can help.

I have an HP Pav. DV2000 series I believe. I went to do system restore yest. (i have the 2 discs for it) and it got to the half way mark 50% and then the computer just shut down. I took the Disc out and tried turning it on and it it gave the this error message: INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing. Status 14. Press any key to exit:

Now I can't get past anything to finish the system restore! Any suggestions?! Thanks!!

A:System restore error. Computer shut down

have you tried putting the system restore disc back in and running it again?

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Hello! I hope someone can help.

I have an HP Pav. DV2000 series I believe. I went to do system restore yest. (i have the 2 discs for it) and it got to the half way mark 50% and then the computer just shut down. I took the Disc out and tried turning it on and it it gave the this error message: INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing. Status 14. Press any key to exit:

Now I can't get past anything to finish the system restore! Any suggestions?! Thanks!!
 

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Hello Everyone.

My computer is running xp home edition and last week all my explorer.exe stopped working. I know this is quite a common problem but i have not been able to find an answer that works.
I can not run MSCONFIG and system restore.
I would prefer not to reformat or reistal windows

Thank you
 

A:computer wont shut down and explorer.exe and system restore not working

You have malware infections and to find out which ones and how many, download HijackThis from http://www.trendmicro.com. Follow the instructions to install and then click on Scan and Save Log. The log will be in Notepad from which you can copy and paste back here for more advice.
 

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My laptop suddenly shut down.Now I get a popup on startup that says Symantec Email ProxyWindows firewall is now turned off and can't be turned back onSystem restore lost all restore points before this happened even though it was turned onI can't start Windows Firewall/Internet connection sharing (ICS) serviceAn updated Symantec Client Security will run an antivirus check and find nothing. An updated Ad-aware 2007 finds nothing critical. And Spybot suddenly ends saying that user aborted the scan even though I didn't. Stinger comes out clean.Thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:26:41 PM, on 12/6/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program F... Read more

A:Hjt Log. Computer Shut Down And Now Taken Over. Can't Use System Restore, Firewall, The Internet, Spybot

Looks like Admins are cleaning house. Just wanted to let them know I still need help!

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Hey guys,

I just did the stupidest thing. While updating my computer i accidentally left the charger out. So it shut down towards the end of the update and now when i restart my computer i'll only the see the HP start-up/loading screen and then the screen just turns black and all i see is my cursor. I didn't get any Windows installation cd with my computer and now i have absolutely no idea what to do. Help?!

A:Accidentally shut down computer during update to 8.1

You probably have an imagine partition as part of your main HDD. To access this you will have to press whatever key your system has indicated as the restore key. If you are unable to determine what key that is then see if you can get a hold of a copy of windows 8 DVD and use that to restore your computer. If you need further help just come back to this thread and either myself or a great deal of others will be glad to help you.

BTW Welcome to the Eight Fourms. . .

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Hey all, hope I can get some help here.

I accidentally bumped my light switch in my apartment, (it controls all the electricity on that wall) and it shut off my computer. After turning it back on I've been getting constant BSOD's and I have no idea how to fix it. I've gotten about 7 of them in the past 2 hours.

I dont know where to start or what to supply you guys with to help me so any advice/suggestions is appreciated.
Thanks!

A:BSOD's after computer was accidentally shut off

Here's some information I collected before it BSOD again.

Attached is System Health Report and Windows7_BSOD_jcgriff2
Thanks

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hi, I know there are many in the forum who have the same problem as mine. 
 
my computer was running fine last friday. I tried to start it on saturday, it says it can't startup and need to repair startup. I did run the repair but still can't startup. I tried to use system restore to earlier dates, it still can't startup. The computer has trojan virus before and I tried the anti-malware from internet to kill them. seems that it create more problem for my PC. I have some important files in the computer that I wish I have archived. 
 
wonder if any one can help. thx in advance.

A:can't start up computer-window7, repair doesn't work, restore doesn't work

I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
Hold on there...

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I was installing Windows Vista Home Premium 64 on my new computer I just built and it was going great until the power somehow switched off and my computer shut down. I turned it back on and it said "Windows had to restart and is unable to continue installing. Please restart computer to reinstall..." Something like that. So I clicked ok and it restarted and went right back to that screen...over and over. Can i wipe my hard drive clean or something like that?
Thanks in advance

A:Accidentally shut computer off when installing vista

Damn, nothing I try works.

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I have windows 7 on an acer aspire 5517. After the latest windows update KB2539636, the computer will not work except in safe mode. When in regular mode it freezes while trying to load the main page. We tried system restore multiple times and system restore failed. We tried multiple dates on system restore. I've tried to delete this update through remove programs, but it won't uninstall it in safe mode. Please help.

A:Computer freezes after new windows update, system restore doesn't work

Hello laceydahl & welcome,

Re Windows Update KB2539636 & associated problems....






Quote:


How to obtain help and support for this security update

For home users, no-charge support is availableby calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in the United States and Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft subsidiary. For more information about how to contact your local Microsoft subsidiary for support issues with security updates, visit the Microsoft International Support website:
Please Verify your Location

North American customers can also obtain instant access to unlimited no-charge email support or to unlimited individual chat support by visiting the following Microsoft website:
Help and Support

For enterprise customers, support for security updates is available through your usual support contacts.



MS11-069: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows 7, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1: Aug

Links for you to peruse.

Update KB2539636 will not install - Microsoft Answers

Update KB2539636 will not install - Microsoft Answers

Windows Update errors ? A troubleshooting guide - 4sysops

Repair Install

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My laptop is running on XP SP2. I can't seem to get it to restart, or shut down or system restore.

I've ran a handful of programs and nothing has turned up.
It can't even system restore in safemode.

i get this message before the log-in screen:
Parser Message:
Value Creation failed " at line 8

what else can i do?
 

A:Solved: Laptop doesn't shut down/restart/system restore?

was your computer was infected by virus before you were getting this error msg
if yes
do a online virus scan
log into this website ie ewido.net and do a online virus scan
if no
open system configuration utility
start-run-type msconfig
you get system configuration window
click on the startup tab which will on the right top corner
and click on disable all
then click services tab and check hide all microsoft services
then click disable all and click apply,close the windows and restart the computer
check what happens
 

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hello my computer was messing up it started when i tried to start the computer and it kept cycling through the gateway screen and i cut it off and did a restore with the cd to save my files then after that it worked fine for a while then it wouldn't start again and i did a system restore with the computer to an earlier time and then that worked for a while till i cut it off and it says windows could not start regularly now my computer works but i have to system restore to an earlier time for it to work and i came here for help so someone please help me i have a gateway 835 gm with windows xp operating system
 

A:I cant start my computer without a system restore

Did you know that you can put period at the end of one sentence, then start a new sentence? You have 5 unending lines of text that are very difficult to read.



Hello, my computer was messing up. It started when i tried to start the computer. It kept cycling through the gateway screen.I cut it off and did a restore with the cd to save my files. It worked fine for a while then it wouldn't start again. I did a system restore with the computer to an earlier time till- that worked for a while til I cut it off. It says windows could not start regularly. Now my computer works but i have to system restore to an earlier time. I came here for help so someone please help me. I have a gateway 835 gm with windows xp operating systeClick to expand...

Let's try to sort this out:
IF you used the CD, didn't you do a Repair, not a Restore? You don't use the CD to do a System Restore.
Apparently you did not let either the start up or the shut down complete.

What do you mean when you say the 'Windows can't start regularly'? What happens? Black screen? Blue screen? Error message? What.

How do you get in to do a System Restore if the Startup isn't happening? When you say 'it wouldn't start again'- what doesn't start. Does it boot? Does Windows Load?
 

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my computer says windows is starting up, then windows is shutting down. i am somewhat new at all this and don't know where to begin.help
 

A:after a system restore computer won't start up

- try safemode
as the PC starts keep tapping F8 - a menu appears - choose
safemode - see if that works
 

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I have a 4y old Sony VAIO (VGN-NS11J) that stopped working today morning after making a whirring noise

Repeated attempts to restart failed and after many attempts, I managed to get to the Startup Repair mode - after a long time, startup repair says it failed to automatically repair the problem

I managed to run system restore but after a while I got the following message: "System restore failed due to an unspecified error. The disk strucgture is corrupted and unreadable (0X80070571)

My laptop did not come with a Windows Vista CD/Recovery disk

My first priority is to recover a few files in the laptop - if I am able to do this, then I dont mind junking the laptop

Since this is an old laptop, I would prefer not to use an expensive professional to recover the data

Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated!

Rgds

A:Sony VAIO running Vista doesn't start-up, system restore doesn't work

You may be able to retrieve your data by using Ubuntu. Post #3 in this topic provides instructions.

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Hi!
 
I posted this in other tech support forums, nobody seems to be able to help me there. Decided to try out this forum.
 
All of the info is here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/computer-randomly-shut-off-now-sound-doesnt-work-1028785.html#post6563153
 
To sum it up, my laptop randomly shut off one day (as if the battery was removed) and the sound stopped working when I started it back up. Someone said it overheated. The fan was faulty (worked... kinda), so I thought that might have been true, got it replaced. Computer shut off again in the same way about a week and a half or so later, but was only warm to the touch -- it's been much warmer before without shutting off.
 
Anyways since it shut off the first time, the sound stopped working, and the drivers for it have had yellow flags and the following message: "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)"
 
Any attempt to delete and re-install the drivers has been unsuccessful so far.
 
Any help in solving this issue would be greatly appreciated!

A:Computer Randomly Shut Off, Now Computer Can't Bleep (Sound Doesn't Work)

Faulty fan...shutoffs from overheating...my personal opinion is that the system could have resulted in motherboard damage.
 
What did the person who replaced the fan...have to say about all this, subsequent to fan replacement?
 
Louis

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NS2OJ, which runs on Windows Vista.

Recently, I was using my computer on google and suddenly it froze up the whole screen, meaning I had to switch it off by the button. Not a good idea, as when I tried to restart the computer, it failed to start, showing just a black screen.

I then started Startup Repair and it performed the checks, but my computer still wouldn't start. I then tried System Restore, which didn't have a backup. I clicked the link to create a backup, but it said 'Your computer is running in a limited diagnostic state'. I have tried running the Windows Vista disk and it doesn't change anything. I have tried every method I know of, but I cannot get my computer working,

Please Help!
 

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I have worked with computers for a few years but obviously I don't know enough about them. I was adding another user and when I tried to go back to my administrator user, I couldn't. I tried to run the computer in Safe Mode and apparently that is where I messed up. I tried a system restore to go back to an earlier date but that didn't help. The computer wouldn't even let me restore to Monday. (Today is Wednesday!) My step daughter was able to get online after I had several failed attempts. I am not sure what I did wrong, but I have lost all my pictures I had saved from the last 3 years!! That is major to me!! I love to take pictures and I love sharing them with family and friends. Now pictures I took this past weekend are gone!!! I have also lost my kids work projects and resumes for everyone in our family. I need to somehow retrieve these files.

Now for what you really need to know. I have an HP Pavilion Intel (R), Pentium (R) D CPU 2.80 GHz. Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2. Obviously I have had this computer for a really loooooong time. I have only had trouble with it once and a friend of mine helped me with it. He has since moved and is unable to help me now.
 

A:Safe Start and System Restore ruined my computer

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My hp laptop was freezing and programs were not responding. I decided to try and restore my computer to factory setting, something I have done successfully before. This time it stopped at 47% and said there was an error with restore. I tried again and the same thing happened. I got out of the restore page and now when I start my computer it won't get past the hp loading page. I have tried hitting f11 and f10 with no success. It just keeps loading going black and doing the same thing again.

A:System restore fail/now computer wong start

Sounds like the hard drive may have failed and will need to be replaced. if you are still in warranty call HP.  >>Contact HP

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Hello,

My computer recently became infected with trojan antivirus programs. I wiped my computer with MBAM and SAS (both of which will not update). I tried to start my comp in safe mode, but it just reboots normally. My computer will also no longer go back to previous settings via system restore. Thanks for your help in advance.

A:Computer will not start in safe mode or system restore

I had a similiar instance with a PC I fixed a few weeks ago where it would not go into safe mode. Gmer log caught suspicious activity from the atapi.sys file. I installed MS recovery console, and deleted atapi.sys file and put a fresh legit copy in it's place. Could be it, but probably would be very wise to let the pros do the talking

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I ran HijackThis and here's what I got..................

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:55:53 AM, on 1/8/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\3D-Relax\3D Christmas Cottage Trial\trioService.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Pro Imaging Powertoys\Microsoft Color Control Panel Applet for Windows XP\WinColorReminder.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\deskbar-0.5.95.0\ggviewer.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

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Hello~
During a full system restore of my computer i didn't realize it was not charging and left it to finish the restore. Shortly coming back later, it had died so i rebooted it. During the reboot, it did its normal process well restoring, " Setup is starting services.", but then during the process when gathering windows data to restore the computer in its final stages, it gives me the message, " Windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer."
Shortly after starting my computer, going through the same process, it gives me that message again, and then it repeats, and eventually of course, goes into a circle of completing the same issue. Though im pretty tech savvy this is beyond my technical point. I would appreciate any help *I have searched the internet for answers, used yahoo answers, technical support (online), and all those couldn't help* Thanks!

~?hris

A:Computer died during Full System Restore, wont start.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fromchrisr


Hello~
During a full system restore of my computer i didn't realize it was not charging and left it to finish the restore. Shortly coming back later, it had died so i rebooted it. During the reboot, it did its normal process well restoring, " Setup is starting services.", but then during the process when gathering windows data to restore the computer in its final stages, it gives me the message, " Windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer."
Shortly after starting my computer, going through the same process, it gives me that message again, and then it repeats, and eventually of course, goes into a circle of completing the same issue. Though im pretty tech savvy this is beyond my technical point. I would appreciate any help *I have searched the internet for answers, used yahoo answers, technical support (online), and all those couldn't help* Thanks!

~?hris


First things first, I would get a Sata/USB drive adapter and try to get your files off that computer's drive. You can also use Ubuntu as a boot disc and get them as well. Might be easier.

Looks like honestly you are looking at reinstalling Windows from scratch matey.

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I have no idea what my sister and her friends were doing on the comp for a couple of days that i decided not to use it, but now:

- a few programs take forever to load or don't load at all, but they do show up under the processes tab in the task manager
- after pressing Ctrl Alt Del, the task manager icon appears in the system tray, but the thing only shows up a minute later
- my system recovery is "not able to protect my computer," and restarting does nothing
- actually, when restarting or shutting down Windows, it stops at where it only shows my desktop background and cursor [which is still able to move] and nothing else after that, so i have to hold the power button and force it to shut off
- when I right click the desktop and click on "Properties..." [or something similar to this action] it doesn't show up at all, and whenever I try to open any application after that, they don't even load at all either
- and probably other stuff that I haven't took note of yet...

Things i've tried to get rid of these problems:
- Virus scan with avast!, a couple viruses found and fixed, but nothing changed.
- disk clean up, nothing changed
- registry clean, nothing changed
- CURRENTLY defragging my C drive, hope something changes..

Anyone know what the heck's going on!?
Anyone got any suggestions on what to do next?
Anything helps and would be greatly appreciated!

A:programs not loading right, computer doesn't shut down right, sys recov doesn't work

no replies yet? :(

anyway, just stopped by to say that when shutting down, it takes forever to get to the "Saving your settings..." screen, and that's where I decided that it stops and nothing else after that.
Defragged my C drive, still no results besides the computer feeling a bit smoother-running o_o

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04-30-11 / USA!Greetings:As a newbie, this is my second post AND a new issue. And one that def qualifies me the right to call myself: "windummy" up here in BC!My first post involved explaining about getting whacked by WIN RECOVERY virus and HOW I was able to fix some things---but not all, etc.I've yet to get a reply. Prob because I listed too many associations to that problem.However, one of the probs was inability to manually update my XP Pro (SP3). The error code for that is: 0x800A0046Also, SR is turned off by initial virus attack and impossible to turn back on or off via roll back options through My Computer icon right click > Properties > Tools > System Restore.I was advised by my retail tech to remove tool bar and re-install IE-8 again.(My main browser is firefox. I Use IE-8 only for MS updates as separate browser).The 0x800A0046 error code in manual win updates still appeared as before. So, THIS is what I did in their knowledge Base Article suggestions regarding this code error as follows:(please click a/o URL copy paste)http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/showarticle.aspx?articleid=20&ln=en&IsMu=TrueTo make things shorter, they provide x 3 solutions.The first (2) did not work.#3. (Where I discovered Administrative Tools icon was missing from Start / All Progs icon list) is where my life ended.I knew I could access this tool through Control Panel a/o C: / All Programs and did so to follow #3. instructions by Microso... Read more

A:Restore XP Pro User Account accidentally removed in Computer Management > Member of tab.

Just a clarification.Your first topic/post was made 26 Apr in the wrong forum. You posted your comments in the Malware Removal Logs forum...you did not submit any logs, so the post did not belong there. Turnaround for topics in that forum is currently 7-8 days...so it's probably a good thing that you made this second post or your topic would have remained needlessly in the wrong forum.I just moved your post to the appropriate forum, your topic is http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic393718.html/page__p__2221926#entry2221926 .Since you have an open thread/topic concerning a possibly infected system...I suggest that you not explore any other apparent issues on that system until the topic listed above is concluded.Louis

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Hi all!

First of all, I wanted to say thanks for help on the first problem I had. I couldn't find my original post, so I'm posting here. Now that my computer is up and running, I still have another problem with it. Every time I want to shut down, it just reboots itself. What could be the problem?

Any help is appreciated!

Sue
 

A:Computer doesn't shut down

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=59922

Here's the first post although it doesn't say what eventually got the computer to boot up.
What parts where replaced???
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 518 with Intel(R) Core TM2 Quad CPU [email protected] GHz processor, 4 GB Ram, Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 64 Bit O/S.

Sometimes it shuts down but often it doesn't. It just hangs at the shutdown screen. When I restart, it starts normally.

I can't figure out why. I could use some help.
 

A:Computer doesn't shut down.

Go to Start - Run - MSCONFIG - OK - "Startup" tab.

Write down ONLY the names in the "Startup Item" column that have a checkmark next to them.

If the "Startup Item" column isn't wide enough to see the entire name of any of them, widen the column.

Submit those names here in a vertical list.

Make sure to spell them EXACTLY as you see them there.

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Recently, the computer I'm using has some problems. The computer won't shut down fully, I got an error message that forced me to shut down, and I restarted when I went into hibernation.
Here's my Hijackthis log.



Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:05:24 PM, on 4/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
H:\ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
H:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\capfasem.exe
H:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
H:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\VetMsg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
H:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\capfsem.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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A:Computer Doesn't shut down

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When I try to turn off my computer, it always restarts. what should i do?

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp.050928-1517)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: EMACHINES
System Model: T3522
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel® Celeron® CPU 3.33GHz
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 271MB used, 2186MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

A:Computer Doesn't Shut Down

Hello,

1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
3. Clear the Automatically restart check box under System failure, and then click OK.

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Hey all,

I have a computer that will not shut down all the way. When you shut down it looks like it is completely off however if you press a key on the keyboard it will start right up. It almost acts like it is in stand by mode. I have not tried to power it down by the power button just by going to Start, Shut Down. Has anyone ran into this before or does anyone have anything to try?

Thanks
 

A:Computer doesn't shut down

here are 2 websites to help you.

http://www.theeldergeek.com/shutdown_issues_in_xp.htm

http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php
 

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Hi guys,

I've just noticed a strange issue this morning about my computer. Well, usually I never shut down my comp. only restart it or I shut down when I have to clean the case. Then when I decided to shut it down, there were like something going off on the case but the PSU was still running. I remember at first, I didn't have this issue.

Currently running Windows 7 ultimate 64 bits.

Comp. specs:

EP43-UD3L
E5200 2.5ghz @ 3.3
Antec 200
OCZ Dual channel PC2 8500- 5-6-6-18
ATI Sapphire 4670 GDDR3.
WD Black Caviar 500GB.

A:Computer doesn't shut down.

Could you please restate your problem? The best I can understand, the PSU is still running, but everything else is off?

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hi guys,
I have a new computer. When I go to Start - Turn off the computer - Shut down or Reboot nothing happens.
Thanks for any help.

PT 4 630 3.0Ghz
Asus P5 LD2
Seagate HDD 80 GB
 

A:computer doesn't shut down

Hey there,

This is usually because something else is still running in the background..

Hit Ctrl. Alt. Del. then click "Task Manager" - and close down any programs running there.

Is it a notebook/or desktop?

Wouldn't happen to be a Dell, per chance?
 

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Hello,

I'm running a Dell Inspiron 600m with Windows XP, SP3.

I turned on my computer on Friday morning to find that my Network Connections windows was entirely blank - not showing that my local and wireless connection were broken, but rather not registering them at all. My local connection had been inactive for a while due to an internal issue, but I had resolved it the day before by purchasing and installing StarTech.com's USB 2.0 to 10/100 Mbps Ethernet adapter, which worked perfectly for one day until this problem arose (it may have been the first time that I restarted the computer after the adapter was installed - don't recall exactly - although I restarted the computer several times over the course of the installation process). I deleted and reinstalled all of my network drivers - for my broken ethernet connection, for the adapter, and for my wireless connection - but nothing changed.

Upon navigating my system, I discovered a litany of other problems with it:

* Whenever I booted up, my taskbar would be locked into the position where all that's visible is a thin line at the bottom of the screen (one step beyond the default). I worked around this problem by adding a toolbar, which caused the taskbar to expand, and then removing it, following which the taskbar stayed in place. The toolbar font looks different, perhaps somewhat similar to that of an old version of Windows.

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I am working on a friend's computer. Just installed Windows 7 but when I shut it down, the OS shuts down but the ethernet connection won't let it shut down completely. It did the same thing under XP before upgrading.

This case is an older high-end Thermaltake X with vertical Thermaltake light on the front. When shutting down of OS completes, the light beings to flash rapidly. If I disconnect the ethernet DSL cable it does turn off completely. I cannot find any "wake on LAN' setting in the BIOS. (Maybe I did but it is disabled.)

Here is what we have:
Motherboard: Abit. AG8 (Intel Grantsdale-ICH6R)

BIOS: Brand: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Version 6.00 PG
Date 08/20/2004

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Installation Date: 19 February 2010, 12:52

Has anyone run into this problem and what is the solution?

A:Computer doesn't shut down -Ethernet

Take a look in your BIOS again to see anything that has to do with Ethernet Waking up or somehting like that. Its there. I will try and give you some further directions after I look at my BIOS /MB book.

Not sure if this is your issue but that is what I think is going on especially when it was doning the same under WinXP.

Here are 2 things I found in your motherboard book pgaes 3-21 and 3-22
If you need to get a copy check the MB website.


Hope this helps

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Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

The system runs perfectly fine until I want to shut it down, in which case everything is super-duper, but when it gets to the final stage of shutting down, when all you see if the blue screen with "Shutting Down..." and the spinning circle, it just stays there until you manually shut it down...

Ideas?

Also, this may be related to my last problem that was recently fixed, reference: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217/bsod-just-about-any-time-win-7-64-bit-448424.html#post2524881

A:Computer doesn't want to completely shut down...

This problem has resolved itself it would appear.

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Hi, about a month ago my computer stopped shutting down properly. I click shut down from the start menu then it does what it normally does then Windows shuts down but everything inside my case (fans etc) is stilll running and i have no video input to my monitor. It wont turn off just by hitting the power button i have to flick the switch on my PSU to get everything to shut down. The only thing i can think of is that it is my PSU being a tad lame. Is there anyway i can determine the problem so i don't have to go and get a new one when it can be fixed?

any help would be great, Thanks
 

A:Computer Doesn't shut down properly

Found some people with the same problem and here were their fixes

1) I seem to have fixed this problem by doing the following: Right-click on My Computer, select Properties Click on Network Identification Click on Network ID Then, follow the wizard to adjust your log-on settings. Hope it works for others!

2)I had the same problem and I fixed it with flashing my BIOS. That's all. try it, hope it helps to you also...
 

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My Dell Inspiron Laptop which runs on Windows Vista will not start properly, the screen will go black after loading, this is before i can get to the log on stage. There is only a cursor which i can move.

I then started Startup Repair and it performed the checks, but my computer still wouldn't start. I then tried System Restore which didn't have a backup. I clicked the link to create a backup, but it said 'Your computer is running in a limited diagnostic state'. I have tried running the Windows Vista disk and it doesn't change anything. I have tried every method I know of, but I cannot get my computer working. Is there any other way, if you know please help me.
 

A:Dell Inspiron Laptop wont start and System Restore doesn't work

One last thing you can try is to press F8 while booting and on the next menu, select the 'Last Known Good' option
 

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I have Windows 7 on my HP Pavilion dv6629us and I downloaded a BIOS update from the hp website but now when I shut down the computer it shows me the shut down screen, then it goes black but the computer stays on (all the lights stay on). Any fixes for this? I just been shutting it down by pressing the power button when the screen goes black.

A:Computer doesn't shut down after a BIOS upgrade.

Hello Joelstitch, welcome to SF!

have you checked if this is not due to a Windows Update which needs to finish? Depending on your system, that can take up to 10 minutes....
To be sure, can you check for the status in your Maintenance center?

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Hi
Just went through elimating a bunch of spyware as well as CleverIEhooker. Now I don't have a toolbar, (can't see it) but I can rt click and get task mgr to reboot or shut down. However, when I shut down or reboot it takes forever (if it does it at all). When the computer boots up, there is a 'tile' remaining in the middle of the desktop. refresh does not take care of it.
Thanks for your help!
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Hi & thanks in advance for any suggestions,

I am on another computer because my laptop (Dell Latitude D505 using XP) won't recognize any wireless connection - or the LAN connection in the hotel room yesterday. The wireless worked at home yesterday and at the hotel initially. The signal was weak so I plugged in the cat-5 connector to the internet in the room and then neither worked. I went to view the network connections and it notes that everything is good - but obviously things are not because it won't connect or even recognize the wireless or LAN connections.

I am home now and the computer did not recognize my wireless network that I am working on now with my family computer (proof it is up & running). I did refresh available wireless networks and it still notes that now wireless network is in range. Nobody likes a liar so I am going to have a talking to this laptop once things get fixed.

So I remember this got fixed once by doing system restore and going to a time that everything worked - a happy place. I did this but now have the issue of the computer will absolutely not shut down by using the "Shut Down" command. It goes to a blue screen and won't react to anything - not even CTRL+ALT+DELETE. Just sits there in its little blue world ignoring me. I need to hold down the power button for a while to turn it off. The bigger problem is then that the System Restore date chosen will not take effect because the computer wouldn't shut down... Read more

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I've let my family use this computer for awhile, they started to complain it was "acting weird." When I jumped on to see, I noticed it was shutting down by itself and extremely slow. I got the computer to start up and tried to do a couple system restores. I then noticed then that the date/time on the computer was off. Saying some of the restore points were back in 2006, when I didn't even have this computer. After a couple failed attempts, I got the computer to restore. Its not randomly shutting off anymore but is still slower than it should be. I reseted the date and time, but I'm still worried something could be wrong. This computer has had a Root Kit, and a MBR infection before.I've run disk clean up, Spybot, AVG and CC cleaner. DDS log..DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Administrator at 20:53:59.96 on Wed 05/18/2011Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.766.320 [GMT -4:00].AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AV... Read more

A:Computer randomly shutting down. System restore messed up. Slow computer.

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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I'm not sure if this is something new that started with my new Windows 8 computer, or if it has always been this way, but I noticed that when my desktop, which is connected to my router via a cable, is shutdown, the router stops functioning, and I can't access the web with my notebook. Is there a setting somewhere that would keep the router working without disconnecting the LAN cable from the desktop. My desktop is normally up and running from the time I get up, until I go to bed, which is why I never noticed this before.

A:Router doesn't work when desktop computer is shut down

Router make/model?

Is your desktop connected to the router via one of the (i'll assume) 4 LAN ports on the router?

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I have a computer that was full of adware/malware/spyware (ferret toolbar,liquid player,limewire, morpheus,mysearchbar,websearch,for starters). I ran CWshredder,ad-awareSE with the vx2cleaner addon, and spybot search and destroy. I have also ran avg as well as housecall to remove any viruses. The computer will not shut down in safe mode or in regular mode. It will not restart either. I have to press and hold the button for it to shut down. The computer is slow loading programs as well. It has 128mb ram so I have ordered additional 256mb to help that, but in the mean time I need to see if there is anything in the hjt log that can be fixed to help it shut down and run smoother.

I also d/l Xp sp2 and now cannot get any sites to load. Any suggestions you have will be appreciated!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 12:02:41 PM, on 1/18/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
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A:HJT Log-computer doesn't shut down-ie wont find sites

Only a couple of benign items there......

Let's use a program to scan for any trojans that may exist. Download TDS-3. Learn how to use it here. Make sure to update it after you installed it. You can get the manual updates here. When you launch the program, it will scan your memory for running processes. This will take less than 30 seconds. Next go to System Testing on the menu and choose Full System Scan. After that's finished, post the log file by selecting everything on the top pane (select from bottom to top). If any alarms are found, it will be listed in the bottom window. Please copy and paste that here also if it applies.

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Hello!

Today, my computer randomly just shut off, as if the battery was unplugged. When I turned it back on, the sound was not working.

Troubleshooting showed the drivers to not be working. In inspecting the driver properties, there was the message, "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)"

I tried restarting it, to no avail. I tried deleting and re-downloading the audio drivers. When I tried to delete the Realtek driver in the Control Panel, the installscript crashed (I was able to uninstall other things with no problem). I managed to get around this by deleting it through device manager (the installscript still gave me a crash message, but after the driver was uninstalled). The Intell Display Audio driver uninstalled without an issue.

I re-downloaded and installed the drivers. It still didn't work.

I went into the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet2\Control\Class\{4D36E96C-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} and deleted UpperFilters (there was no LowerFilters). I restarted my computer. Still the sound doesn't work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Computer Randomly Shut Off, Now Sound Doesn't Work

A computer that automatically shuts down has over heated, and shut down to stop damaging being done.
You did not say, but since you mentioned a battery, I assume this is a laptop? Be sure to blow out the fans on the side and bottom of the laptop with a can of compressed air.
As for the sound, after restarting, in the Device Manager are there any yellow flags for devices, especially under Sound, Video and Game Controllers? If there is no longer a Realtek device, or Other device, then restart the computer and boot into Setup (Bios) go to Integrated Peripherals. Look for Onboard Audio, if it is disabled, using your arrow and enter keys Enable it. Save and Exit. When the computer comes back up you should get New Hardware Found, if you previously installed a driver it should load.

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For the last month or so, every time I log off my account, the keyboard does not register at the Windows Log In screen. This makes it so I have to restart the computer and then it works fine.
There are three accounts on the computer, the casing has been half removed for the last 3 months, a DVD burner and driver recently installed 3 months ago and I am using a wireless off brand USB keyboard and mouse.
OS: Windows Xp Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
As for the second part, the computer requires several restarts to boot up, sometimes up to twenty minutes of turning on and off to boot up. Only started doing this a week ago.

A:My Keyboard doesn't work, and the computer turns on but doesn't start.

It sounds like something is wrong with your Windows XP drivers. Something like that happened to me while building my computer, and when I boot up the keyboard did not work because my copy of windows XP was bad. You could try reinstalling windows XP, and It might work better, but I dont have a definite answer to your problem.

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I have a 2 year old Dell desktop Dimension E521 with Windows XP. Recently it has been freezing several times a day, sometimes while on the internet (with both Firefox and Internet Explorer), sometimes when just working on a Word doc, sometimes with nothing open and the screen saver is on. When I hit Ctrl+Alt+Del the task manager doesn't even come up and I have to press the power button on the tower to get it to shut off. Ran several virus scans (AVG, avast!) and they say no virus, but a friend who is good with computers said it sounds like a virus. Cannot do a system restore, it goes through the process and then says "unable to restore to specified date". I have tried at least 10 dates and none work. A few times after it freezes there is a loud beep coming from the tower, I read in a previous forum that could be a fan problem, but I am also having other issues besides the beeping. Any ideas what I should do?? Thanks MP

A:Constantly freezing, Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't do anything, have to manually shut down computer

I would first take steps to satisfy myself that the system is not overheating.Freezing is one of the symptoms of overheating, among other things.I would check to ensure that the fans installed are all working properly (visual observation) and then I would enter the BIOS and check the registered CPU temperature after one of these freezes.Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/ Louis

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