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Windows restarts on loading screen (safe mode accesible)

Q: Windows restarts on loading screen (safe mode accesible)

hi everyone

well I am going to talk about this problem from the beginning
my laptop was fine running on vista OS and when I heared about windows 7
I installed it and that went fine too
4 months later the laptop suddenly restarts at any time (browsing - playing games .. etc)
I took it to a technical and he formatted it to windows XP then when I opened the laptop it restarted on loading screen (where the logo is displayed)
I told the technical and he said that I should go to safe mode and restart from there I tried this and it worked
a few weeks later and this method stopped working
now I must go to safe mode and restart and go there again and restart ... etc now it is luck which opens it cause it works sometimes and sometimes not
yesterday i re-installed windows 7 on another drive (not C:/) and to complete installation I must restart the computer
now I must choose an operation system on startup so when i choose windows 7 it restarts on loading and the same on XP but I can acces safe mode in XP

My Laptop is toshiba satellite A300 - 4GB Ram - ATI Radeon Graphic card 1GB - 400 GB hdd

thanks for any help
for any information needed I am here

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A: Windows restarts on loading screen (safe mode accesible)

I took my laptop to another technical and he told me that the problem is between the CPU and the fan.
anyone knows how much is this right ?

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I tried going into safe mode, but when I hit the logon screen, my comp would automatically restart after a few seconds. The seconds are random. Normal mode/startup worked fine. So I thought I could try using msconfig and had windows do safeboot with minimal .... That was a bad idea, since now my computer tries to always go into safe mode, and it always restarts at logon. I've managed to type in my password fast enough but it says it's incorrect, and then restarts a split second after. And I've also tried leaving it blank, but that was incorrect.

I've tried pushing f8 during boot up choosing "repair your computer". I tried automatic fix, but that didn't work. I didn't have any restore points or images, so I couldn't do either of those. I tried the memory diagnostic and nothing was wrong. I tried using the command prompt and tried finding and running msconfig.exe in system32, but it wasn't there.

After pushing f8, I've also tried selecting safe mode with command prompt, but it goes to the same logon screen, and then restarts. I've tried "last good configuration" and "disable automatic restart on system failure" or something like those, without any luck. I've also selected normal mode but since I've selected safeboot, that just goes into the safe mode logon and restarts.

I've tried putting in the windows 7 disc, and managed to get to the menu with the automatic fix, restore point, and command prompt by logging in with the s... Read more

A:computer restarts when loading safe mode logon screen

So after doing some searching, I thought I should try editing the boot.ini. I found out that windows 7 doesn't use boot.ini, but uses the boot loader program. I figured out that I had to use the command "bcdedit" in the command prompt. I found the word "safeboot" for one of the parameters in the list bcdedit provides. Then I took some time and learned how to change that. I learned I had to use the command "/deletevalue" and from there, I got my comp to go back to booting normally.

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I have a Gateway computer, Windows XP.
My computer's been having a problem, every time I try to go through Safe Mode, it would always restart.
So therefore, no SAFEMODE for me.
When I try to start up normally, my computer would hang on Loading your personal settings. This one time, however, did go through that and I can't do anything, my mouse over the taskbar would display a hour glass. There are no desktop icons either, but I don't even get that anymore, it hangs on the Loading your personal settings now.
Please help me, and I also do not have any WIndows CD and I do wish to save some money.. Thank you for your time and effort.

A:Help, safe mode restarts, loading your personal settings

hello and welcome. let's try it this way.Run VIPRE Rescue ProgramHopefully this has allowed us to now run MBAM.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and clic... Read more

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I have a Gateway computer, Windows XP.
My computer's been having a problem, every time I try to go through Safe Mode, it would always restart.
So therefore, no SAFEMODE for me.
When I try to start up normally, my computer would hang on Loading your personal settings. This one time, however, did go through that and I can't do anything, my mouse over the taskbar would display a hour glass. There are no desktop icons either, but I don't even get that anymore, it hangs on the Loading your personal settings now.
Please help me, and I also do not have any WIndows CD and I do wish to save some money.. Thank you for your time and effort.

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I'm using windows xp home sp2 and when ever I try to turn on the computer normally it comes up with a blue screen saying something about

system32/config/default or log or replacement
It is corrupt

then resets the computer (the message is something along those lines)

When I try booting into safe mode or safe mode with networking it scrolls txt down the screen then resets the computer. The only way I've got into it so far is with knoppix to backup what will fit of my gbs of files on to my laptop via a pen drive. Please help !!!

A:Windows Xp won't get past loading screen or go into safe mode

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Ok to start I am running 32 bit Vista OS.

Last night I was playing a video game called Heroes of Newerth, in the middle of a game I began to experience frame freezing like I never had before. Upon completion of the game I closed the program to find that everything was locking up outside of the game as well along with black splotches in my desktop background. Getting impatient i manually shutoff my computer and turned it back on. At this point my woes began. Since discovering it won't boot in any form of safe mode and the last driver to load is the crcdisk.sys I am at a loss for what to do.

I tried to download a vista installation disc and run a repair from there but the white bar loads from the disc than it goes to the windows loading screen (with the green bar) for a few seconds than the screen goes black.

I looked in my bios to see if it was trying to load in an improper boot order or any such thing. I ran a memory test and everything checked out. During my diagnostics it started giving me floppy disk load errors but I do not have a floppy disk, I resolved this by disabling the floppy detection system in the bios (for some reason it turned on). Any help would be appreciated. I would like to think my computer is still useable/salvageable. I am willing to do a complete system restore if I can figure out how.

It is possible that there is an error in my installation disc, I burned it to a spare cd I had lying around and am not positive if I need a dvd or if it can b... Read more

A:Windows freeze at Loading Screen Green Bar and crcdisk.sys in safe mode.

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I am using Windows XP home edition with SP3. It was working normally. I used to get a popup "Windows cannot find "syssetup.exe"....When i opened yesterday morning I found it taking longer and never go to the desktop after giving the username and password. It stops at Welcome screen with a msg "Loading your personal settings" and no more response. I followed below steps to trouble shoot the issue.

1.I have tried opening in both "safemode" and "safemode with networking", found its working fine. I ran "msconfig" in safemode and unchecked some unwanted applications(nothing related to windows process) and tried again opening in normal mode.... Not worked

2. My internet works normally in safemode. Found some virus by running antivirus in safemode and cleared all the viruses.

It would be really appreciable if any one could solve my issue..


A:XP home stops loading at Welcome Screen in normal mode, but working fine in Safe mode

try using system restore in safe mode...it might help...or try selecting the last known good config that worked...if still not work...try repairing it with you windows xp bootable cd..

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Hi there so. I downloaded a movie and my laptop just stopped working. It's a windows vista operating widows 7 I think :-/ any way I go to start it up and it goes to the safe mode option screen. After clicking all of them right after clicking it restarts. It won't even go to another screen. I've tried pressing f8 but it won't even work on any of those options none of them not even the restarting one. I literally can't do anything I can do f9 and it takes me to to setup utility but that's it. Please help!

A:Restarts after safe mode screen

Sounds like malware came bundled with this "movie". Burn a copy of the most recent version of "Kaspersky Rescue Disk" and use it to scan your problem computer for any infections.

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As the title suggests this keeps happening

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hi guys,

had the internet page open on startup virus the other day...booted to safe mode installed malwarebytes and it removed it
lent my laptop to my brother who says the same thing is happening...only this time
i cant start in safe mode with networking...it just says logging off and shutting down and restarts in normal mode
i cant run task manager from normal mode

cant think what to do about this
should i take the hard drive out and usb it to a system and run a scan...thats worked for me with types of malware, but i dont think it works with this sort of stuff...

just googled and found a malwarebytes boot cd for locked computers...think i will give this a go!!!

any help appreciated

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Dont know for sure what section belongs under, but what the

I think i have on other boards by now excluded that this could be a virus-hijack
the problem is that i have never since i started to trial windows 7 being able to enter safe mode, because there seem to be some lock-down taking place from a countdown as soon as i have entered the login-screen, during the time the blue screen working on launching windows safe mode computer restart without a word

I wanna know if this is something i can count on to happen with a full retail version? or if there are some bios settings/incompatible hardware that causing this?

A:Cant enter safe mode, restarts during login screen

Quote: Originally Posted by Kloppstock

Dont know for sure what section belongs under, but what the

I think i have on other boards by now excluded that this could be a virus-hijack
the problem is that i have never since i started to trial windows 7 being able to enter safe mode, because there seem to be some lock-down taking place from a countdown as soon as i have entered the login-screen, during the time the blue screen working on launching windows safe mode computer restart without a word

I wanna know if this is something i can count on to happen with a full retail version? or if there are some bios settings/incompatible hardware that causing this?

Safe mode is entered before login.

Repeatedly tap F8 when booting
Ken J

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Hi I'm running Windows XP Service Pack 3 on my HP Pavillion ZE4800 (I know, kill me please).

I am not on that computer right now.

When I press the power button and it begins to boot within 10 or 15 seconds or so I get a flash of a blue screen which has text in white which I cannot read as it goes by too fast. After the blue screen flashes, my computer turns off and automatically begins to restart.

At first I had not gotten the F8 boot option screen, and the aforementioned process occurred, but in subsequent times the screen did appear. I attempted the 'Start Windows Normally' option and blue screen flash etc., occurred. I found that even starting in 'Safe Mode' does the exact same thing. The only configuration in which I found that I can actually get Windows running is 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'. I the only option I have not tried is 'Safe Mode with Networking' as I have my desktop for internet to resolve these issues.

I tried booting from the XP CD and do a system restore but the blue screen again appears, turning off my laptop and starting it again.

I believe I somehow switched from 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt' to regular safe mode by opening the Task Manager > New Task (Run..), and opening up C:\XXXXX (whatever is in the drop down box). Only after this does my desktop appear and I get this error message:

"Windows cannot find '/idlist,648:1404,C:\Program'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, cli... Read more

A:Can only start in safe mode, blue screen flashes, restarts


try the above webpage process to do a System Restore

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I get a blue screen then it restarts in a loop, so I have tried to start in safe mode however this reads the hard drive then goes into a similar loop of getting a blue screen and restarting. I have the windows XP disk and code, but wondered whether by reinstalling windows all data would be lost? I would, if at all possible prefer to get the data from the hard-drive, is there any way to do this. Also, I am not entirely sure on how to re-install it anyway.

The computer details are as follows:
Acer Travelmate 6410
Acer Inc.
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU
T5500 @ 1.66GHz
1.66GHz. 504Mb of RAM

Microsoft Windows XP Professional version 2002
Service pack 2

Thanks very much


A:Blue screen constantly restarts even in safe mode, help needed

If you format the drive then reinstall you will lose everything. A way to prevent this is to boot from an external media using a bootable operating system like live linux, then copy your files. An alternative option would be to repair your Windows Xp installation. I can help you with doing either if you want me to

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I realize this problem happens to MANY people, but this is kind of urgent right now..

My computer specs are in my signature/profile (I think).

This is the best computer I have, so I really want it to work again.

First things first, this is how it happened...

1. I was running Win XP Media Edition SP2 fine.
2. I installed Seven Remix XP to get Windows 7 look on XP.
3. I restarted computer since it said I needed to.
4. It restarted after the logon screen. Basically, it logs on, then turns black for 5 seconds, then restarts.
6. I go into safe mode and uninstall Seven Remix XP.
7. It still restarts automatically

Any ideas, please??
I really don't want to use my backup drive, as that will revert my system back to "factory settings". (But I'll still have my programs, obviously)
I'm saving that as a last resort.

Please reply ASAP, this computer transmits Wi-Fi, and I use it for gaming, also, so I really want to get it back up and running.
Any more info needed, just ask.

EDIT: My specs: 2.4GHz AMD Athlon 64 CPU, 2GB RAM, 512MB ATI Radeon X1600, 225MB HD, Windows XP Media Edition.

A:Computer restarts after logon screen, safe-mode DOES work

Have you tried "Last known good configuration" from the advanced startup screen?

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okay... so i was trying to get into safemode so i could run an antivirus scan, problem is whenever i tried going in safemode the blue screen would pop up and computer would restart. now for some dumb reason i thought maybe i could get in safemode if i used msconfig and selected safe mode from the boot menu. so the computer restarted and now it boots in safemode but the blue screen and restart happen everytime now. ive tried "start windows normally" but that boots in safemode.... ive tried "last known good config..." and that too boots in safemode. so now im stuck, i cant get on windows. any help please?

im willing to start over but i dont know how to do that from here

A:STUCK in safe mode boot, safe mode doesnt work and restarts, REPEAT

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I have file that does not want to be removed, so i'm trying to log into safe mode to remove it. When attempting to do so, hit f8 during boot, choose windows xp sp2 and it goes through and loads the necessary files (strange now it asks if I want to hit esc to not load some ***bus.sys file) then a quick blue screen and then restart. The blue screen is on for maybe 1/8 of a second and then the computer quickly resets.
I'm running a RAID 0 setup with 2 drives
also i'm on windows xp service pack 2 with all the latest updates
I've checked my hardware and its all functioning properly, i dont see any conflicts, I've checked the ram with memtest, no errors, i can run prime all day without errors.

A:Blue screen when loading safe mode


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So I'm basically computer illiterate and I'm not sure where exactly this should go because it might not be a Vista issue but (lots of rambling short) I could use some help.

My eight year old laptop is still running Vista, and recently started having this issue. After going through all the normal boot up screens and sequences, but after the login screen it opens on a black screen, but my cursor is still active. There's nothing to click on, but ctrl alt del works, and when I start the task manager it works, but shows nothing is on. However, when I boot up in safe mode everything is there. All my icons and background and stuff.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated, even if it's just telling me where this should actually go.

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I got a problem. I have to load the safe mode for installing Steam after a crash. So I entered the advanced boot menu and chose Safe Mode with Networking. It started loading some .sys files. After a lot (I think it was loaded correctly) of .sys files my screen froze and after 3 seconds some weird blue dots appeared and (Left upper corner. Every dot was like 10x30 pixels) after some more seconds my screen turned black. No cursor, no login screen. How can I log in to the safe mode?!

~ Netra

A:Black screen after loading safe mode


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Customer reports "FBI virus".  I can't even get that far.  Regular boot goes to startup repair and reports that it can't automatically fix.  Safe mode boot looks like it will boot, but then the computer reboots itself as if to regular mode and then locks up to a blank white screen.  This is the second one I have seen this month like this.  What is it, and how to fix?

A:help- trying to boot to safe mode-then pc restarts & locks to blank white screen

Welcome aboard
I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
1. Please let us know what Windows version you have and if it's 32- or 64-bit.
2. Is the computer bootable in any mode?
Hold on there....

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Hello, I have a bit of a problem here. Last night my roomate was using my computer and kicked my surge protector off. The result was my computer wouldnt boot up. I played with it for a couple of minutes turning it on and off. Finally I opened the case and blew any dust out and tightened a few connectors. Turned it back on again and it seemed to boot up normally. I logged into my account and the desktop started to load up. The icons began coming up and then it froze. Control + Alt +Del would not work. So I manually turned the computer off. I attempted to boot up again and this time when I typed in my password I got stuck on a "Loading Preferences" screen. I attempted turning the computer on and off a few times hoping XP was just having an XP moment. Not the case. Next I tried booting in various safe modes. Right now I'm in Safe Mode with Network and it works perfectly. I tried to restore to a last known setting, didn't help. I did it both via the list after hitting F8 and within safemode. I played around with some account settings and now have it so I don't have to type in a password when logging in.

I tried booting up again, and now I'm stuck on the "Windows Welcome" screen. Its terrible. I've done virus and adware scans. Nothing has helped. Right now I don't know what else to do. I'm not sure if I have the actual WinXP MCE CD. I have to search for it, but I'm fairly sure it did not ship out with the computer. Obvio... Read more

A:WinXP MCE '05: Stuck on "Windows Loading" Screen. Safe Mode works fine

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I tried using the driver CD to see if it will help with anything rebooting and I did some Express Test. It gave me this code:
Error Code:    650F:136C
Msg:    IDE device failed. Blank media or no media is present in optical drive. Test requires media with data (Resource CD, Installation CD).
Have no clue what it is. Ive done some reading on Mup.sys. It requires me to remove some 'USB card'. I dont really see any . Any advice would be appreciated or if you have anymore further queries let me know.

A:Stuck on Mup.sys (during safe mode) and stuck on Windows XP loading screen.

HI Jon,
Thats not  a error to worry about.
That error comes up when u run express test on the computer and the cd drive is empty.
Are we working on a notebook or a desktop.
And mup.sys is a system file .You can repiar mup.sys by following these steps.
1>Start the computer from the Windows Xp CD.2>At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair. 3>At the C:\Windows prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: ren c:windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys mup.old4>At the C:\Windows prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:expand <cd-romdrive>:\i386\mup.sy_ c:\windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys5>After the file is successfully expanded, type exit, and then press ENTER to exit Recovery Console. 6>Restart the computer.
Best of Luck.

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Hey everyone,

I just got my sisters computer as it will not start at all. Everytime after the Vista loading screen I encounter a BSOD when trying to boot into normal and safe mode. I attached a log of the Memory.DMP from WIndows debugger. Can anyone take a look at it and let me know what you think?

So far what I've tried:

sfc scannow(returned errors but wasn't able to fix them)
Swapping Memory Dimms
Resetting CMOS
System Restore
Vista Startup Fix(returned errors but wasn't able to fix them)

The computer will run fine if I load it up through UBCD4 windows. So I don't think it's hardware related.....

A:BSOD: Normal and Safe mode after loading screen


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My computer (Windows XP Home) has recently been afflicted with a number of annoying viruses. Most recently, well the only one I know the name of, was the Antivirus XP 2008 virus. I came to this forum for help on uninstalling, and I utilized the malware program. My computer was scanned, and I thought all of the virus was removed. After doing this I used McAfee to scan for viruses. McAfee found a LOT and after the scan was completed, there were 4 viruses that could not be removed or Quarantined. I shut the computer down ( I needed to go to work) but I was able to do things normally at that time, I thought my problems were solved.

However, when I returned this evening - I turned my computer on, the windows logo appeared, and then it took me to a login screen (which I don't usually need to do). I had no idea what my password would be so I just pressed enter and that seemed to bring success. Unfortunately, after the welcome noise sounded, the screen just went blank and never loaded - NOTHING. I pressed ctrl alt dlt NOTHING. I can't right click either. The hourglass came next to the arrow every once in awhile so i would get excited that something would happen... but again NOTHING.

I turned off and pressed F8 to get into safe mode. NOTHING. Basically the only thing i can do on my computer is turn it on and off by pressing the button, and move the mouse around the screen. That's it. Please Help :-)

Thanks so much

A:Computer Loading To Blank Screen + In Safe Mode Too :-(

BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/ Louis

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My dad has an E-machines desktop with Windows XP SP2... he mentioned he'd updated it with service pack 3. This morning I installed a game, but it said files were corrupted and to re-install. It wouldn't uninstall, so I rebooted.
It brought up the black screen with 5 options -- Safe Mode, Safe Mode w/ Networking, etc.

"Safe Mode" starts, but stops at windows/system32/drivers/agpCPQ.sys and freezes forever.

Last Good Configuration Settings/Start Windows normally leads back to the black screen.
... with a quick flash of what appears to be the blue screen of death?
I saw on a few posts, it may be a BIOS problem? I'm unable to download anything straight to the computer, obviously, and it was suggested the hard-drive may be "kaput."
Thanks in advance for,

A:Black Screen Stays/safe Mode Not Loading

Try running chkdsk from the Recovery Console. Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.Type: chkdsk /rIt's important to have a space before the "/".To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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Windows 7 login screen fails to load, just get a blank desk top with a cursor. Try to start in safe mode and it gets stuck at classpnp.sys and fails to progress. Chckdsk is auto running on power up. Feels like its running hotter than normal. It's a 5-6 yr old Toshiba Saltallite.


A:Log in screen no loading, safe mode stops at classpnp.sys

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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? - thanks

A:safe mode options screen, no matter what is chosen, computer restarts - any ideas?

your system files seem to have gone gronky. Try to boot of your os cd and do a repair.

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My computer always freezes at the shutdown loading screen (When i restart and shutdown). But when im in safe mode it shuts down normally. It Freezes for about 15 min each time then it goes back to my desktop and says an unexpected shutdown happened. I want to know if anyone knows how to fix this problem. Sorry im new i dont know where to post this topic.

Machine Specs-
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Intel Core i5-2500 CPu 3.30GHz

PH61A-P35 (B3)

8 GB

Graphics Card(s)
NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT

Sound Card

Monitor(s) Displays
AOC 20in

Screen Resolution

Hard Drives
500 gb


A:My Computer Freezes at Shutdown Loading Screen But Not in Safe Mode.

How long does it freeze for?
How long do you wait?
Shutting done can sometimes take a few minutes depending on what programs are running and may not shut down for a longer period if installing updates.

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Hello, whats going on with my pc is every time i go into safe mode i get to the logon screen but it doesnt get passed that it just restarts.
Things i have tried are, forcing safe mode through msconfig which lead to a loop had to use a old windows 7 upgrade disc i have to get into cmd with recovery console where i used bcdedit /v and then used bcdedit /deletevalue {GUID} safe mode. i have tried running maleware bytes and eset nod32 both in depth scans both picked up nothing. i have also tried system restore which did nothing. i have tried chkdsk and sfc in cmd both came back clean.
I do not have a full retail copy of windows 7 nor any means to obtain an iso. other then not being able to boot into safe mode my pc runs fine like theres nothing wrong with it. also currently do not have any funds to purchase anything so i need a free fix currently. its not too important since my pc runs fine outside of safe mode
specs are:
i7 950
6gb xms3 ram @ 1600mhz
580 gtx

A:windows 7 restarts when i try to go into safe mode


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Hi,I really need help with a problem that started the other day. Originally thought this was the cause of the Mcafee problem, but after following the directions on this forum to restore the svchost.exe file from recovery console, it did not fix the problem.It started with a BSOD but gave no specific information on the screen about what the problem was. Virus scanning after that with mcafee and mbam did not reveal any problems. Then is started doing a continual restart over and over. Cannot get into safe mode. Was able to get into the recovery console from an xp install disk and ran chkdsk /r. This reported that it found / fixed problems, but the problem still exists.Seems like there are ways to troubleshoot this, but need to be able to get into safe mode at least. Any help would be greatly appreciated.pretty much stuck right now. Thanks!

A:Help! Windows XP - Repeated restarts - Cant run in Safe Mode

Whats the STOP Error code on the BSOD?

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I booted into safe mode to try an fix a issue I selected to boot with command prompt butb I have a all black screen an can't get out of safe mode now I restarted the laptop a few times still the same 'anyone know how to fix this?

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I have recently used Driver Genius to update some drivers and had a power outage while installing the video card drivers. After the power was restored I could not boot normally (it would go blank after the loading screen goes away before the log on screen comes up.) So I boot into safe mode and install the drivers there, and then restart. It worked after about 12 tries.... Now, it will not load normally at all anymore.
While checking the system error logs, I find that (from 9/26/09 - 9/27/09) I am missing quite a few catalog files in the "system32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}" directory. I also have many DCOM errors...

See "SysErrors.txt" in attachments
I have also ran chkdsk with many errors (I assume they are)

See "ChkDskOutput.txt" in attachments.


Here's another possible culprit... Leftover video card drivers.... While I thought that my nVidia card somehow fried when the power went out, I put my ATI card in and tried to install the drivers for it, but to no avail... Oddly enough, the only way I could get it to work was by manually installing the drivers. While doing an automated install, I received the error message "Severe: Setup did not find a driver compatible with your current hardware or operating system. Setup will now exit."

What could be wrong???

EDIT: I have a strong feeling it has something to do with my video driver... Read more

A:Computer only booting in safe mode... Blank after loading screen on normal restart.

In order for me to boot normally, I must disable my display adapter (ATI) in Device Manager....

I have tried it with both nVidia and ATI cards and I must disable both in order to boot correctly.. I installed them seperatly so there wouldn't be any conflicts.... How am I supposed to get my video card working If I can't enable it...

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I've tried many different things such as disabling auto restart when theres a failure and disabling drives with caution symbols in device manager hidden drivers. I've also tried system repair and restore to previous date. The system repair found no corrupt files and the restore failed to work. Here is what I think you need to know:

In device manager:
-Caution symbol on "Security Processor Loader Driver" (code 24)
Driver File Details: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\spldr.sys
-Caution symbol on "Base System Device Properties" (code 28)
Location: PCI bus 8, device 1, function 3
-Caution symbol on "Base System Device Properties" (again) (code 28)
Location: PCI bus 8, device 1, function 2

In event viewer:
Error Code: 0x80004005
Error Code: 0x8007042c
Event 7000 "rimsptsk"
Event 7026 "avgldx64"

Please help I've been at this for days ha. Would love to have my computer back and remember I can ONLY run it in safe mode. Not even safe mode with networking.

A:Windows restarts 1 minute after desktop. Can only use safe mode please help.

Hello mikeyh90,

It seems as if you have some drivers missing, can you please provide the Make/model of your system or, if custom or any changes made, a full specification of the system, thank you. This is so we can find out what drivers you need.

Are you the only user of this system? If not, is your user an administrator?

When was the last time you run a scan using an anti-virus and/or an anti-malware program?

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As advised I am attaching the 2 Zip Files.

? OS - Windows Vista Home Premium
? 32-bit
? Laptop came with pre-installed Windows Vista Home Premium
? Approximate age of system (hardware) : about 7 years
? Approximate age of OS installation : Almost 7 years. It had expanded to about 90 GB.
? Have you re-installed the OS?
Yes. Since Windows was restarting. I reinstalled the OS using recovery DVD that came with my laptop.

? CPU : Intel Core 2 Duo CPU 2.10GHz; 3GB (2+1) RAM.
? Video Card : Not Aware
? MotherBoard (if NOT a laptop) : Not Aware
? Power Supply - brand & wattage (if NOT a laptop) : Not Aware

? System Manufacturer : Lenovo
? Exact model number : 7757

Laptop or Desktop? Laptop


My Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit works only in Safe Mode with Networking.

If I try to start Windows Normaly; it crashes and restarts with the message that Windows has recovered from an expected error. It's a blue screen with some memory dump message... I can't really read it as the screen disappears... It keeps happening.

It had C: & D:
(i) I have taken backup of my Data.
(ii) I have tried to run on both the RAMs (1 GB & 2 GB) to see if the problem was with any of the RAM. It still restarts.
(iii) It runs fine in Safe Mode with Networking
(iv) I have formatted D:
(v) I run chkdsk to check any error on C: it didn't find any error.
(vi) I re-installed Windows Vista Home premium (using lenovo product recovery DVD) & upgraded ... Read more

A:Windows Crashes & Restarts... Works only in Safe Mode

Attaching Another file as advised.

Appreciate the suggestions I have received to resolve the problem.

Please help fix it.

Thanks a lot in advance !

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I've tried many different things such as disabling auto restart when theres a failure and disabling drives with caution symbols in device manager hidden drivers. I've also tried system repair and restore to previous date. The system repair found no corrupt files and the restore failed to work. Here is what I think you need to know:

In device manager:
-Caution symbol on "Security Processor Loader Driver" (code 24)
Driver File Details: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\spldr.sys
-Caution symbol on "Base System Device Properties" (code 28)
Location: PCI bus 8, device 1, function 3
-Caution symbol on "Base System Device Properties" (again) (code 28)
Location: PCI bus 8, device 1, function 2

In event viewer:
Error Code: 0x80004005
Error Code: 0x8007042c
Event 7000 "rimsptsk"
Event 7026 "avgldx64"

Please help I've been at this for days ha. Would love to have my computer back and remember I can ONLY run it in safe mode. Not even safe mode with networking.

A:Windows restarts 1 minute after desktop. Can only use safe mode please help.

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The computer (not the one I'm on) I'm referring to will proceed to start up regularly, but as the desktop appears 2 different prompts show up, one concerning Windows Media Player and another for Windows Defense. Before I can really do anything the computer restarts itself. I try to boot it in safe mode and the farthest it gets is a black screen with "Safe Mode" in each of the four corners.

I can run Spybot by opening up the Task Manager, and that clears up the spyware. The only problem is I can't run any anti-virus software (I want to use AVG) because the software that was previously on the computer isn't there anymore. And when I try to install AVG, it says that it cannot install in Safe Mode. I'm going to run Hijack This the next time I can get on the computer, but I'm wondering if there is anything I can do now?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop and it refuses to start up in regular mode. It only starts up in Safe Mode.

When I try to start it normally it continually goes to the black screen where it asks if I want to start it in Safe Mode, Last known good configuration, or normally. I've tried Last known Configuration, it doesn't work. I've tried it Normally and it doesn't work either. I've also tried Restoring it to an earlier date, but that still doesn't work.

If anyone can help me, it would greatly be appreciated.

A:Windows Xp only loading in Safe Mode

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I was surfing the web last night and all of a sudden, the computer restarted. I walked away to get a drink of water, and when I came back, it was still restarting and it continued this over and over again.

I watched it go through the process and when it gets to the screen where it asks you to select Start Normally, Use Safe Mode, etc., the default is Start Normally. So I tried to select Safe Mode, but found that the keyboard doesn't work. This is odd, because the keyboard is fairly new and had been working just fine. Also, during one of the restarts, I entered the BIOS setup and the keyboard works fine there, but once I exit the BIOS setup, it stops working.

Any thoughts? Is it a Windows keyboard driver that is corrupt or something?

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Can't get into safe mode. Windows hangs halfway through driver loader screen. Doesn't matter what sort I select. (networking, cmd)

A:Windows hangs on Safe Mode loading.

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when booting my laptop, it goes straight into safe mode and will not boot correctly. Something is appearing in a blue screen but it is so quick I cannot read it before it goes back to safe mode again.... Help

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Hi, and thanks for reading

Sorry I can't really write much because its from my mobile device. After shutting down and installing a windows update unintentionally, whenever I try to boot back, it freezes at loading. I am unable to use my dvd drive as it won't boot discs (had to manually open it but still receives power). Safe mode does not appear either after pressing F5 and F8, and the only option I receive is to boot startup repair. That freezes in loading aswell. Please help!

I have an Asus P5N72-T premium motherboard.

A:windows loading freeze, can't safe mode, can't dvd boot


First thing you should do is back up your data.

One way you can do this is by using Ubuntu. This is completely free, and has the advantage that it can be run off a USB stick or a CD - saving you having to install it on your hard drive.

You can get it from here: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

Step #2 on that page shows you how to create the USB/CD.

Then once you boot into it (choose the option where it just runs off the USB/CD) you can use it to copy your files from the Windows Partition to an external hard drive (Note: Do not copy anything to the Ubuntu Filesystem as it will not be saved on shut-down)

Then, try booting from the Windows DVD again to run start-up repair off it (make sure you have the DVD/CD drive set to the top of the boot priority list in the BIOS).


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I uninstalled my wireless card and software on my Dell Laptop equipped with Windows XP SP3. I attempted to start it in safe mode to do a virus scan. All I get now is the safe mode, with the cmd.exe window with C:\Documents and Settings\Joe> and a blinking cursor. When I restart, I press F8 and choose "start windows normally" and "last known good configuration" to no avail. No matter what option I pick, it brings me right back to this screen. I need help ASAP, I am at work and I need to have access to my laptop. Forget the scan, all I want now is for Windows to load normally so I can go about my business. If anyone could give me an idea of what went wrong here I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

A:Windows won't stop loading into safe mode with cmd.exe prompt

Nevermind, I fixed it. Thanks.

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Hi. Just recently, I was infected by a virus. I started a scan as quickly as possible, but I was too late. My computer (this is my brother's computer) suddenly restarted itself. I thought "okay, I can just restart the scan after Window loads." I was wrong. When I got to the loading screen, it automatically restarts. So, I tried in safe mode, but it restarts as well. Please help me resolve this issue. Thanks a lot!

A:Virus preventing me from loading Windows and safe mode

When you try to boot into safe mode the computer restarts itself? Thats not good as the virus should not be "active" in safe mode. Please confirm this to be the case

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My PC restarts at the loading windows screen just after the bios screen. I havnt installed any new hard ware. My PC showed me the blue screen of death (didnt have time to read it) then it just restarted and iv had the problem since.

What could it be and what should I do? I did a virus scan 1 or 2 hours before and mcaffee found 3 or 4 cases of 'Artemis' (trojan) which it removed. DOnt see it being that.

What can I try?


A:PC restarts at loading windows screen

I really need hep, please.

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Tricky one this.

Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop - Was working fine, I restarted the machine then the the laptop would get to "Windows XP loading" (just before the login screen) and restart itself after the login screen.

I then disabled the harddrive after it happened a fair few times. I then booted a USB stick with ubuntu on, and it loaded but if the hard drive was connected it would show lines down the screen just a few RED GREEN BLUE ones.

So this morning I placed a Latitude D630 hard drive in the laptop. It would do the same but this time with vista.

What could the problem be?

I'm wondering possibly could it be the bios? How can I over come this. There was an error with the Windows XP when I stopped the machine from restarting but rather it turning straight off it came up with a blue screen about how i have installed new software or hard ware. The only thing was before it turned off it had some form of virus on it, which disabled the microsoft essential security.

I tried installing AVG but it didn't work as Windows Installer now wasn't working. The virus seemed to had only affected the internet when I done searches a page unrelated to the search would display.

I then tried installing avg but windows installer needed ot be instaled so I installed that it restarted itself and now this is the problem I'm facing.

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A:Windows XP Loading Screen - Then Restarts

Hardware failuer more than likely. If you are getting lines up and down the screen it is probably a video adapter and/or it's memory. Try running some diagnostics as I think DELL has those in the startup options.

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I don't see any error coming out, it just blinks then restart

safe mode stop working... i don't know if it's associated with "STPD.sys" loading...

I't doesn't open anymore even once... restart always...
and i'm just using my aunts computer to post my problem..

"ndis.sys" has been modified but i see the original "ndis.sys" renamed to "ndis(2).sys"

I can't do anything since it won't open even once...

any help would be greatly appreciated..
thanks in advance..

A:Restarts after the windows xp loading screen..

If Safe Mode doesn't work, I'd suggest booting from your XP CD and trying to perform a Repair.

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hey everyone,
i would really appreciate it if any one would help me with this problem. First of all this is my computer specs:
pentium 4 2.2 ghz
768 of ram
160 hard drive
Intel integrated graphics card
my computer was running smoothly for the past few months until a few days ago i shutdown my computer that night. the next morning i woke up and restarted my computer and it restarted right after the loading screen. The windows xp loading screen. It keeps on restarting for ever and never stops and asks me to pick safe mode,safe mode with networking or last good configuration. But if i pick safe mode or any options it just restarts again. Just to let you know i did not install any new software. The cpu temperature is fine at 37c. reinstalling does not help. it works fine for a few days and then it happens again. This only happens if i turn off my computer and start it. I scanned for viruses,adware,malware, spyware u name it. but nothing is found. please help me. any advice would be nice. My os is xp home sp1(i just reinstalled again. thanks. Any help would be appreciated. thank you. thanks
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