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Boot loop can't even get to sign in screen

Q: Boot loop can't even get to sign in screen

I bought a new computer and it is in an infinite boot loop and i can't even pull up command prompt.., I don't know what to do

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Preferred Solution: Boot loop can't even get to sign in screen

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Windows 7 Home Premium: My Boot usually takes about 30 -40 seconds; every once in a while after windows screen boot delays 60 -75 seconds before sign in (this has happened several times and eventually (days or weeks)seems to correct). I have checked drivers, run check disc, memory diagnostics, system restore, driver backup restore, registry errors, System File Checker, etc everything checks out. I have run a boot trace but don't know how to read the results. HELP!EDIT: Moved from Intros to Windows 7~~

A:boot freeze before sign in screen

hi, maybe its not you computer ,but your stop watch .lol

just kidding ,but i do fine it kind of silly to worry about 30 or 40 seconds longer boot time ,[be careful you don't screwup a good working computer trying to fix it ],but maybe you virus scanner or another program that starts at bootup is doing a quick check for updates

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Dell 3000 PC
Windows 8,1 64.bit
4 GB RAM
When the computer boots it gets as far as the Windows 8.1 welcome screen but no further. I have tried to use a bootable Windows 8.1 installation disc to troubleshoot the problem. The Refresh option results in the error "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again". The System Restore option fails to restore an earlier restore point. The Automatic Repair options results in an error message "Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC".
I thought I might be able to do a repair install but that is not possible unless the computer is already booted into Windows. I cannot even boot in Safe Mode. I am hoping I do not have to completely install Windows 8.1 as I would need to install all my other application software.
I would be very grateful for any suggestions to fix this problem. In particular, how do I unlock the Windows drive?

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My computer started acting funky after I did the new windows 10 update. It worked for a few weeks, then all of a sudden crashed. It will not get passed the sign-in/password screen. The actually type box for me to enter my password doesn't even come up. I tried restarting and tapping ESC to bring up the system dianostics.  I performed the F2 Start up test, the F3 Run-In test, and the F4 Hard Disk Test. All of which FAILED, i ran them all twice. I really need to get some files off of this computer. As anyone experience this? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanced.

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I have an ASUS R558U. I installed windows 10 in it, then I decided to intalll it once more so I formatted my laptop and installed windows 10 again, but now this time when I start my laptop it shows the asus screen i.e, boot up screen without the loading sign and then displays the windows icon under which the loading sign appears. I wanted the original thing i.e, the loading sign appears below the first screen of the boot up. Any advise?
 

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I am having a problem getting my laptop to boot all the way. It will boot up to the Windows log in screen but the cursor/mouse freezes and can not move to activate log in box to sign in.
I am able to boot and use safe mode but this is the only way I can get a complete boot up.

I would appreciate any help I can get as I do not want to lose all the info I have on computer.

Thanks in advance
Don

A:Laptop will not boot past windows sign in screen

Hello.Please provide the following information.OSWhen did the problem begin?Any abnormal behavior of the computer near the time the problem began?Has the computer had a malware infection at some time in the recent past?

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I have Windows 10 Home on my laptop. I have created Local Accounts by going to Start > netplwiz and creating some users. Most of the users do not have a Password and are not Administrators. I have also checked the option "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer". Now the problem is that after a reboot/restart or a boot (i.e. Shutdown and then Power On) the last user that was logged gets automatically logged in. So if User A was last using the laptop, he Shutdowns the laptop and then User B starts the Laptop, the OS directly logs into the User A's account. User B has to log out and then log in as User B. This is contrast to what used to happen with Windows 7/Vista/XP.

Please note that this is a fresh Windows 10 laptop and is not an upgrade from Windows 7/8/8.1.

Can you please suggest me how I will be able to get all the users listed on the Login screen at the time of reboot or boot (i.e. Shutdown and then Power On)? The user has to select his ID and then login. Rather the last user login should not happen automatically.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Enjoy your day

A:Win Home 10 does not show login/sign in screen after boot or reboot

Hi Addverma, welcome to Ten Forums.

The easiest way is to add passwords to all user accounts. If Windows is shut down or restarted from desktop of a local user who has no password, by default Windows will sign this user in when started next time.

Adding password to all users prevents automatic sign-in of last user.

Another option is to not display usernames in sign-in screen as told in this tutorial: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Notice that Option One in above mentioned tutorial does not work for you because you cannot edit policies in Windows 10 Home. The registry method, Option Two should work in Home Edition, too.

When method in tutorial is used, Windows will not show usernames. All users must enter their username manually, as well as possible password:

Kari

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Hello, I am in desperate need of help for my HP Pavilion desktop. I recently shut down my computer for the night and when I went to boot it the next day, all I was given was a loop of the loading screen.The HP logo will appear, then the screen will go black. After that a window with the title "winpeshl.exe" will flash for a split second and lead to a screen of "Restoring your previous version of windows.." then it will just cut to the HP logo and repeat.Is there anyway to fix this or restore my data?Here is a video of:https://youtu.be/YVnezChs71Y 

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when i try to start my computer it just runs in a loop at the boot screen
 

A:loop at the boot screen

Hi Brandonshutterl and welcome to the TS Forum :wave:

At what point does it loop, before the splash screen, when it gets to the main splash screen, once you have logged in to windows,,??

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I went into my User Accouts in the Control Panel. I deleted a User called Nathon. I created a new user account with Admin authority named Jack.
However, everytime that I start my computer from my morning bootup, the Signon Window has the deleted User, Nathon.
I have to type in Jack, for the new user, and I get into Jacks Account.

Why is Windows not remembering that I have deleted the USER, Nathon?

I have never had such a problem with any of my other windows computers.



Operating System
MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3
Installation Date: 28 April 2010, 17:47
Serial Number: B2KW2-WFXJP-DYBT7-HF44F-TJJ9W
Windows Security Center
Windows Update
AutoUpdate Download Automatically and Notify Prior to Install
 

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Downloading registry cleaner and ran it and it said restart i did and now i have a blue scrren

*cant take a pic dont have camera but ill google a pic and just post the techincal info thats different"




same message im getting but i dindt get the dll error he did

but the tech info i get is

Tedchincal Information:
*** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFA8008EF0B30, 0xFFFFFA8008EF0E1, 0xFFFFF80003181510)


thats all i get under tech info the pic is just to show what type of blue screen im getting


also i CANT boot from cd i dont have a option to when i restart pc i even tried going into bios but no option to change boot pattern or anything.....


specs-
Newegg.com - CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2098 (GU2098) Desktop PC AMD FX-Series FX-4100(3.6GHz) 8GB DDR3 500GB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

sorry for link but best i could do since i dont know pc spec off head but this is one i bought i went into my recently bought

A:pc dont load past windows sign blue screen crash+cant boot from cd

As the help you need is more repair OS rather than crash debugging I've mored this to General discussion where somebody should be able help.

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Booted up my computer after shutting it down not even 30 minutes earlier and the computer made it all the way to the Windows Logo screen. Then it quickly shoots up a Blue screen and reboots completely. I haven't been able to get a code off of the BSOD because it flashes too quickly. Need to get this back up and running and not sure where to start.
Safe modes and Last known good configuration do not work. It still Blue screens and reboots.

Was attempting to get into the Windows XP disc and while loading it Blue Screened with
STOP: 0x0000006F.

Got Windows XP CD to work enough to make it to the Recovery Console and ran a chkdsk /p that found several errors. Exited Recovery Console and restarted from Hard drive. Attempted Safe mode with success. Wondering now if I should go about checking/repairing Registry?

Ok so I restarted again and the computer did a full boot up and seems to be running fine. I do not feel completely satisfied and fear there is still an issue that may come back up down the road. If anyone has any advise as to what I can do to check/repair/ etc please let me know.

A:Blue screen boot loop

Please download BlueScreenView (in zip file)Extract (right-click > Extract all) the contents of bluescreenview.zip.Double-click on the BlueScreenView.exe file, to run the program. (No installation is required.)When scanning is done (usually complete by the time the interface appears), go ...Edit > Select AllFile > Save Selected Items, and save the report to your Desktop as BSOD.txt.Close the BlueScreenView window.Open BSOD.txt using Notepad and go ...Edit > Select AllEdit > Copy, and then paste the entire contents of the text file into your next reply.(Let us know if no information is reported in the BlueScreenView interface: This means that there are no minidumps saved in the default location.)==================Check Event Viewer to see if there was a log recorded after running chkdsk /p from the Recovery Console ...A log of the disk check is recorded only if the scheduled re-start is used, and only for drives on the same HDD as the Operating System.To open Event Viewer and view the log:Go to Start > Run > and type eventvwr and press the <ENTER> key.
The Event Viewer window will open.In the left pane, click on Application.In the right pane, at the top, click on the column heading Source to sort the list alphabetically.Look in the Source column for "Winlogon", with an entry corresponding to the date and time of the disk check.Double-click on that entry to view the log.Click on the button to copy the log text to the clipboard.Paste the lo... Read more

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Operating System
Windows 10

Computer Specs
PSU: Raider RA 750

CPU: Intel i5-4570 (3.20 GHz)

GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 Windforce

RAM: 8Gb of ram DDR3 (2 x 4Gb)

Description of problem
Hello all, and thank you for your help!
My PC is locked into a boot loop:

-computer turns on (fan and lights are on)
-the mother boardscreen is shown on screen-I have access to BIOS and boot options
-computer shuts off after 5 seconds and reboots
-repeat

I have reseated the RAM

I have tried changing the boot drive

Tried to boot up with an ubuntu USB key, but does not boot ( [HOST_CPU_NB] reason Od [REGION_VIOLATION] on channel -1 ) see attached picture. USB Key boots on an other computer.

Could you help me troubleshoot my problem?

Thank you!!
 

A:Boot Loop after MotherBoard screen

error message when booting with Ubuntu USB key

 

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I am having a very serious problem with the Automatic Repair Loop. Last night the computer updated but during the update I had some sort of dram problem which started a boot loop with a ram beep error. After resolving that I found myself stuck in the Automatic Repair Loop for windows 10. None of the buttons inside teh boot loop screen work. I have tried going to advanced options and restoring, no restore points available. I tried to use md backup and regedit but this wasn't an option because it is a fresh install of windows 10. I can't get safemode to boot it tells me an error has occured and says it will restart the computer to me which puts me back in the loop. I would really like to not have to install a new OS and lose everything if possible. Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Here are links to videos describing problems others have had. I tried every option in these.

Please help me o.0
 

A:Boot Repair Screen Loop

Do you have a Win 10 DVD ? If not, go download the MS Media Creation Tool and create an ISO. Right click on the ISO file and select Burn Image. This will give you a Win 10 DVD. Then boot the problem machine with it and select Repair. See if that works.
 

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I'm new to the forum so if I have put this in the wrong place let me know.

I can't get the dump files as I can't log on.

My problem is that, for some reason, after my laptop lost charge, once I turned it back on it prompted me to boot it in safe mode as there was an error. I booted in safe mode and a blue screen appeared but flashed too quickly to see what anything said, and restarted my laptop. I have tried every other option and this happens over and over, just a blue screen then a restart.

After looking on various websites I downloaded an .iso file that contains Windows 7 32-bit Recovery files so that I can access System Restore and use my backup files (if that makes sense). I opened the .iso file using WinRar and copied the files to a CD.

Like everywhere I have looked says, I have changed the order on the BIOS so that it boots from the CD. When I do this it simply just says press any key or whatever, I do that, and it just restarts.

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5532 and is 32-bit. My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium.

Any suggestions on how to boot from the CD, or any other suggestions on how to fix it? Thanks.

A:Blue Screen of Death loop, won't boot from CD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by JamieWigan


I'm new to the forum so if I have put this in the wrong place let me know.

I can't get the dump files as I can't log on.

My problem is that, for some reason, after my laptop lost charge, once I turned it back on it prompted me to boot it in safe mode as there was an error. I booted in safe mode and a blue screen appeared but flashed too quickly to see what anything said, and restarted my laptop. I have tried every other option and this happens over and over, just a blue screen then a restart.

After looking on various websites I downloaded an .iso file that contains Windows 7 32-bit Recovery files so that I can access System Restore and use my backup files (if that makes sense). I opened the .iso file using WinRar and copied the files to a CD.

Like everywhere I have looked says, I have changed the order on the BIOS so that it boots from the CD. When I do this it simply just says press any key or whatever, I do that, and it just restarts.

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5532 and is 32-bit. My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium.

Any suggestions on how to boot from the CD, or any other suggestions on how to fix it? Thanks.


Hello there!

Run a Hard Drive Diagnostic using Flash drive HDDScan and see if its intact. Let us know if booting from Flash drive is also crashing. If so disconnect all the USB devices and just test with flash drive.

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Hi all
After install win10 updated motherboard drivers from relevant website caused crash and boot loop received 'whea unfixable error' now won't even engage monitor please any help be great thanks

Ga-z7170xp-sli motherboard
I5 6600k
120gb Pny ssd
1tb seagate
850w mod psu
 

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Hello

I am trying to reinstall win. 10 on my lenovo thinkpad e540. I first tried with creation tool on a 8 gb usb pin that didn't work. Everytime I reached 60% an error message popped up saying it couldn't recognize something.

I then made a recovery key on my usb pin and disabled fast boot mode in bios and selected to boot up from my usb pin in bios. When the installation is reached to 100% I am asked if I want to clean my TPM at first I pressed yes then the pc reboots and after that nothing happens I can see a black screen and a loading sign. I tried to run it again but this time I presses ESC when it asked me to clear my TPM files and the result is the same as before.

Can somebody please help me I am running out of ideas and it is starting to pis me off😀

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Hi,

I was loading a game on my computer, purchased legally from Wal-Mart. I say this because searching the net seeing if this has happened to others, I found that the illegal shared version on the download sites has had a virus in it, but mine was loaded from a legitimate copy from a store. After loading the additional software needed to play online, my McAfee told me there was a virus. It was Internet Security 2010, and after searching I found this to be Malware. I had just used the forum to remove the Unique8 virus from the laptop, and liked the Malwarebytes program. I couldn't get that to load, every time it would hijack the .exe file. I tried running the Rkill program with all four variations to no avail. Then I ran SuperAnti-Spyware and that actually loaded. It told me the virus was removed and needed to reboot. After the reboot, the Welcome screen would load and that is where it would stop. I didn't have that as part of the boot process and when you click the Administrator tab, my screen loads the walpaper picture, but then goes back to Welcome.

I tried starting in Safe Mode, but could not get it to boot that way. Also, I tried to use my Gateway disc to just restore the computer and that would not work either. That is my only XP disc, the one that Gateway sent to restore the computer, I don't have an actual XP only disc.

The computer is a Gateway, I had just restored it after installing a new DVD drive. It should have been upgraded to SP3.

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Good Morning (at least it was). First time user here!

I have a Windows Pro desktop that this morning when I tried running anything on it (clicking an icon) it wouldn't do anything. I finally decided that maybe it needed a reboot. When I rebooted, it started looping throught the boot cycle as it got to a blue screen it would reboot and continue this until I would finally turn pc off. I did a google search on Windows XP boot loop and it brought me to a forum post on this website. I saw that the person helping the person in need said to F8 on boot and select "Disable Automatic Restarts on System Failure" and give them the error. I did this too and got the following error:

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000005 (0x00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.

I tried to then boot into Safe mode but it starts the boot loop again. I have laptop that I am using now to enter this so I have access to another computer.

Any help would be greatly apreciated!!

A:Stuck in Boot Loop - Now blue screen

Try this please. You will need a USB drive.Download http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/unetbootin-xpud-windows-latest.exe & http://noahdfear.net/downloads/bootable/xPUD/xpud-0.9.2.iso to the desktop of your clean computerInsert your USB drivePress Start > My Computer > right click your USB drive > choose Format > Quick formatDouble click the unetbootin-xpud-windows-387.exe that you just downloadedPress Run then OKSelect the DiskImage option then click the browse button located on the right side of the textbox field.Browse to and select the xpud-0.9.2.iso file you downloadedVerify the correct drive letter is selected for your USB device then click OKIt will install a little bootable OS on your USB deviceOnce the files have been written to the device you will be prompted to reboot ~ do not reboot and instead just Exit the UNetbootin interfaceAfter it has completed do not choose to reboot the clean computer simply close the installerNext download http://noahdfear.net/downloads/driver.sh to your USBRemove the USB and insert it in the sick computerBoot the Sick computerPress F12 and choose to boot from the USBFollow the promptsA Welcome to xPUD screen will appearPress FileExpand mntsda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDDsdb1 is likely your USBClick on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)Confirm that you see driver.sh that you downloaded therePress Tool at the topChoose Open TerminalType bash driver.sh -fPress EnterYou will be prompted to input a file... Read more

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I have lately been having trouble booting my computer. At first, my computer woulnd't show any screen at all, and the fan just kept continuously running. I played around in the BIOS settings and reset the BIOS, and I managed to get a boot logo screen. However, now I have a second problem. When I try to boot, it gets stuck on the lenovo logo with the white dots travelling in a circle for a couple seconds, then the screen turns black, then goes to the logo screen, then turns black, etc. This happened AFTER I reset my BIOS. Does anybody have a fix for this? Thanks in advance.

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hey, i know someon posted a similar thread to this but no one was responding on his.

so i have a compaq presario f500 that wont bring a backlight on the screen and i can tell from the lights just keeps looping the boot cycle. is there a way to make a second moniotor the default monitor via some hotkey? actually thats all i have to ask.
thanks
 

A:Compaq Presario, no backlight on screen and boot loop

can you describe your problem by providing more data? you mean, that your laptop won't start, or it starts, but you see no backlight? by default, all these quanta models are show welcome logo 2 external monitor during start. and by default, all these model with nv-go6150 northbridge have dead videochip/northbridge
 

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My computer did a Windows security/critical system update at 2am last night (4/15/2014) and now my computer is stuck in a bluescreen/boot manager loop.I'm using:Win7Home 64bitASUS P8Z77-V LE PLUS/ intel i5 2500K/ GTX 580 (all drivers current)I have no external drives attached.So here's what happens:I startup, it gets to the windows loading screen, flashes a bluescreen (for a millisecond) and restarts with 2 options at boot manager: repair pc and start windows normally.Restarting windows normally repeats the process above (as does safe mode, if I can even get to it - f8 brings up a UEFI boot list 99% of the time), going into repair mode states that it was unable to fix the problem, and trying to restore to any restore point fails (as a restart immediately kicks me back to square 1).The error data from repair shows me this:ProblemEventName: startuprepairofflineProblemSignature01: 6.1.7600.16385ProblemSignature02: 6.1.7600.16385ProblemSignature03: unknownProblemSignature04: 21200024ProblemSignature05: autofailoverProblemSignature06: 3 (has now climbed to 10 # of failed repairs)ProblemSignature07: baddriverOSVersion: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1localeID: 1033I found a guy with a similar problem here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/448339/windows-failed-to-start-system-repair-cant-discover-problem/chkdsk and bootrec.exe display no problemssfc/ scannow displays no problems as well (or tells me that I have a repair pending and that I should restart, doing this kicks me back to... Read more

A:Boot Manager+Blue Screen startup loop

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I was playing Dota 2 when blue screen showed. It says Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart after 2 or 3 loop Automatic repair start then it will just show a black screen with a cursor. I need help guys.

A:Unmountable boot volume blue screen loop.

Try this link: http://www.eightforums.com/general-s...tml#post459742

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Here's the story:
---Computer running windows XP got a virus.
---Was going to run a program that needed to run in Safe Mode
---When I booted in safe mode I got a blue screen
---I (stupidly) changed the settings so that the computer automatically booted into safe mode thinking that would change something.

Now I can't boot into windows! The computer automatically boots to safe mode and I always get a blue screen (error: 0X0000007b, 0Xf7c7B524, 0XC0000034, lots of 0's)

Question: How do I change my settings to NOT automatically boot to safe mode without accessing windows! I can't get back to MSCONFIG and know no other way to turn off the automatic safe-mode boot option.

Ughhhhh, I wish I hadn't done that! Please help me!

A:blue screen safe mode boot loop!

Quote:





Originally Posted by lost42


How do I change my settings to NOT automatically boot to safe mode without accessing windows!




If you have a Windows XP installation disk, and wish to use the Recovery Console, see the following link ... (near the bottom of the page)
Problems that can occur by forcing Safe Mode using the System Configuration Utility
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...force_safemode

Otherwise, use a LIVE CD ...
Download Puppy Linux (105MB)
http://www.puppylinux.org/

When you have Puppy Linux burned to a CD, boot from the CD.
Load Puppy Linux into memory and use as a LIVE CD operating system: Do not install.
Navigate to C:\Boot.ini
Open the file: It is simply a text file, so use a text editor within Puppy Linux to open the file.
Delete the following switch: /safeboot:minimal
Save the file and close it.
Exit Puppy Linux and remove the CD.

Start your Windows system normally.

(If in any doubt, copy the content of the boot.ini file and post it here.)

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Since I moved my pc to a LAN-party it takes dozens of time to get the computer starting without a boot loop.

When it starts my pc screen goes on standby after the windows loading screen while Safe-mode works perfect.

Could it be hardware related? because I might have been staticly charged at the LAN-party since I felt electricity everytime I touched the metal of the case.

EDIT

my thoughts: 2 problems.
1. Bad power connection leading to boot loops (the orange light next to the power light doesn't work with boot loops)
2. Videocard issue leading to black screens and BSOD (atihmpag.sys) --> reinstalled the video card and it seems to work for now.
 

A:Boot loop and black screen after windows logo

If it can load into Safe Mode usually this means a driver issue.

Second, you should in no way be feeling anything electric through your case! Is the motherboard touching the case at all? Check the back. The standoffs should prevent this. Is somthing touching the motherboard?
 

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Since I moved my pc to a LAN-party it takes dozens of time to get the computer starting without a boot loop.

When it starts my pc screen goes on standby after the windows loading screen while Safe-mode works perfect.

Could it be hardware related? because I might have been staticly charged at the LAN-party since I felt electricity everytime I touched the metal of the case.

A:Boot loop and black screen after windows logo

It could be hardware related, so we can run some tests. I'm wondering why safe mode works fine.

First off, are you really using XP, or are you using Vista/7?

The first thing I would do is open up the case and check your connections. Pull out the RAM and seat it firmly, make sure the hard drive power and SATA cables are in tight.

Any cable you see, make sure it's in securely.

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A few days ago I woke up at night to find my laptop turning on and not long after turning off, going into complete boot loop. When I turned computer off and on the boot loop continued where it would show the acer logo and then it would give me some of the advanced option menu choices: to go into a safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration (your most recent settings that worked), start windows normally. If I didn't click anything after around half minute it would take me to windows logo and then a flash of blue screen would appear, and then again computer would log off. If I clicked to start windows normally or last known good configuration the same thing happened. If I tried to log with any of the safe modes it would give me this:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ohci1394.sys
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\1394BUS.sys
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\compbatt.sys
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\BATTC.sys
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\PCIIDEX.sys
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pcmcia.sys
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\drivers\MountMgr.sys
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A:Windows XP Boot Loop problem, can't log on, blue screen errors

So, I am unsure what is causing this, however, before this happened, I wanted to skype with a friend, and because I have Windows Service Pack 2 apparently skype wouldn't work for it, so then I downloaded some SP3 upgrade, I did click for it to install, but then I turned it off when it asked me to back up my data, so I didn't upgrade, but then again, I went through some video tutorial on how to upgrade from SP2 to SP3, which goes like this:
Click run -> write regedit -> click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> click System -> click CUrrentControlSet -> click Control -> click Windows -> click CSDVersion -> change from 200 by writing 300 and save the changes.Click to expand...

As far as I know, this is no way to upgrade to SP3. I think you may have tricked Windows and your programs too into believing SP3 is installed when it is not. Programs designed for SP3 could be causing conflicts. Also, Windows services and drivers may be looking for files that do not exist on your machine. Further, Windows updates is thinking you have SP3 when you have not actually installed the program, and Windows is actually installing updates meant for SP3 XP installations->BAD. Those updates would wreck the functionality of Windows without SP3 actually being there installed on the PC.

Not sure, but I think you may be into somewhat of a complicated fix. One of the experts will be able to tell you, but just wanted to give you a heads up that that might be the case. I would say... Read more

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I was trying to fresh install Win 8.1. It has Win8 previously and was working fine. After I plugged in the Win 8.1 boot usb, it stuck at thinkpad boot screen and cont. rebooting. Only thing changed in BIOS is moving USB boot up higher and disabled Computrace. Earlier it was enabled. I can still get to BIOS by F1. Looked all the USB port. None of USB ports are damaged or pins shorting each other. I also tested the HD by putting in my other working T500. HD is fine. Restored BIOS to default as well but no luck. Any idea?Tried all the method including CMOS reset, but no help.Thanks for the help!

A:T420S Stuck at Thinkpad boot screen - Cont. loop

Any one? Tried taking RAM out, and it does beep. No issue with hardware.  

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So I have the all-in-one A5600U-UB25 because my grandmother did something to it where it won't go past the black screen with the green acer logo on it. I don't ever see anything else. When I power it on, it loads that screen with a beep, the numlock light on the keyboard comes on for about 2 seconds, then the keyboard light goes out and it stays on the acer screen for about 5 seconds, then boots up again with a beep. And that's all I can get it to do. I've tried tapping both F8 and F12, I've tried holding down Alt then tapping F8, and I've tried tapping the spacebar, all to no avail. I am willing to buy a new Windows 10 key and OS, but I don't want to spend the money on it yet unless I know I'll be able to get it to the Boot Menu to be able to load it from USB since there's no CD drive that I could find on the pc itself. Is there anyone who can help me out with this? I don't mind being told that I'm doing everything wrong, I just wanna figure out what's right and what will work. Thanks so much in advance for anyone and everyone's help!

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I got this machine 2 weeks ago with the GA-X79-UD3 (f9 bios). Since day 1 it has had a problem with sleep mode resuming to a unresponsive black screen that then proceeds to go into an endless power cycle that fails to post. The only way to stop it is a hard shut down with the power button. Sometimes the computer will resume from S3 properly, other times it will resume to black screen and loop. It is literally a 50-50 chance. And the timing it decides to fail S3 resume are totally random. Sometimes it will wake fine after an entire night of sleep other times it wont even sleep for 30 minutes without manually waking to a blank screen and reboot loop.

I have literally tinkered with EVERY imaginable setting in my Windows power options to try and fix this, nothing has worked. At all. I recently did a Energy-Report (with cmd) and it gave me 12 errors, 3 for USB devices and 7 errors for items listed in this picture which i have no clue what they actually are, even after researching them on google which provided little info.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. As of now my settings for idle are to never allow my computer to sleep and I just have it set to turn the display and hard drives off after a certain time, with the machine staying on. At night I shut it down to s5 (which i hate) but i have no other option really. I dont want it drawing fulll power for 10-12 hours of non-use. ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Sleep mode black screen into boot loop. Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3

It looks like there is a newer BIOS (F10) on the Gigabyte website.
Try updating your BIOS.
Make sure this is the right support page for your MB.

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 2011 - GA-X79-UD3 (rev. 1.0)

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Hello all,
I am having an issue accessing the Developer API access page within the Microsoft Security Response Center website (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/msrc). When I click on Customer Guidance > Developer API access, or navigate to https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/developer,
my browser first asks me to sign in and click which account I would like to use. I click my desired account, and it briefly redirects to the Microsoft Developer API Access page, but then after a split-second it redirects me back to the sign-in page. Is it
a requirement to have a specific type of email associated with the Microsoft account in order to get past this? 

Thank you for your help!

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A few days ago I woke up at night to find my laptop turning on and not long after turning off, going into complete boot loop. When I turned computer off and on the boot loop continued where it would show the acer logo and then it would give me some of the advanced option menu choices: to go into a safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration (your most recent settings that worked), start windows normally. If I didn't click anything after around half minute it would take me to windows logo and then a flash of blue screen would appear, and then again computer would log off. If I clicked to start windows normally or last known good configuration the same thing happened. If I tried to log with any of the safe modes it would give me this:
 
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ohci1394.sys
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\1394BUS.sys
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\compbatt.sys
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\BATTC.sys
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\PCIIDEX.sys
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pcmcia.sys
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\drivers\MountMgr.sys
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (2) WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ftdisk.sys
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A:Boot Loop, Blue Screen Error, Safe Made does not work

Can you try booting into Safe Mode with all USB cables unplugged?

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I have no idea what is wrong with my computer......

Here is the problem:

I am using Windows XP

Last night i used Norton Antivirus and did a full system scan it came up with no viruses. This morning i turned on my computer used AIM (AOL Instant Messanger) and talked to no one. Next I started to play Battlefield 1942 offline. As I am playing the game freezes and simultaniously makes a noise (this noise was not a beep it was like internal parts or something). I waited and the game started to work again about 10 seconds later the same thing happened (it freezing and making the noise) but this time it did not start working again it stayed frozen. So I hit the restart button on the outside of my computer and as its restarting it brings me to a screen that asks me how i would like to start the computer safe mode, last good known configuration, start windows normally, etc. After I have selected my choice the windows xp loading window comes up for about enough time for the loading bar to scroll across twice. For a split second a BLUE SCREEN then comes up and goes away. No matter what options I choose (safe mode, last best known configuration, or start windows normally, etc.) it will always try to load, go to blue screen, and start all over again.

If anything needs to be clarified plese let me know and i will clarify it.

**Please can someone help me it would be greatly appriciated**
 

A:My computer is stuck in a loop: turn on,boot screen, bluescreen, and then restarts!!!

The noise you heard may be an indication of an impending hard drive failure.
If you here clicking sounds coming from your hard drive it's about to go.
Hope you had your important data backed up.

The constant boot loop may be fixable. I'm not advocating this fix just pointing it
out to you.
May someone else will come along with another solution.
Read this...look for
Windows XP Logon Screen Does not Appear and the Computer Continuously Restarts (error) !
http://www.winxpfix.com/page18.htm
 

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Hello, sorry if I've posted this in the wrong section, I just signed up. I also don't know very much about computers, so please bear with me.
 
I have a Dell XPS M1530 that runs on Windows Vista 32 BIT.
 
My problem occurred after a sudden power off. Now every time I try to boot my laptop, it gives me to option to boot "safe mode", "safe mode with networking", "safe mode with command prompt", "last known good configuration (advanced)", and "start windows normally". I've tried all of the options above, but immediately after (or during) the loading sign with © Microsoft Corporation, it suddenly restarts after a split second glimpse of the BSOD. The process repeats all over again.
 
When I select "disable automatic restart on system failure," the BSOD reads:
 
          A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage
          to your computer.
 
          UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
 
          If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen,
          restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow
          these steps:
 
          Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
          If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufactur... Read more

A:Blue Screen of Death Infinite Loop - Unmountable Boot Volume

I would suggest doing a Repair Installation.  You can find step by step instructions for this a Windows Vista Forums.

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Hi, my name is David and my issue is with my older HP laptop. I currently have the stock Windows XP Pro OS installed. What i believed happened was a bad website had used an adobe reader exploit to install some kind of software. My anti-virus hadn't picked it up, but MBAM did so i was in the removal process. I thought it was fine until my first reboot. Now, whenever i boot up the laptop i have a few boot options. Which ever i pick a very brief BSOD shows up about 5 seconds into the windows xp splash screen. I still have my original repair disk, and after reading many many other threads here none of the options people have offered have worked for my situation.

Here are the options i've tried from previous threads:

- I am completely unable to boot into safe mode (or any other mode).
- I have gone into the BIOS and there is no option to stop the computer from booting so i could read the main BSOD at the splash screen (which only shows for about half a second).
- When booting from the repair cd, pressing R for repair takes me to the Recovery Console instead of trying to automatically repair (others have said that when they pressed R it automatically ran a repair which solved their issue)
- While i was in the Recovery Console i ran chkdsk /p then chkdsk /r which had detected errors but didn't really fix them after running for several hours (i've ran these several times) i've ran these in the C:\ file and in C:\WINDOWS\
- i tried the bootcfg and it went w... Read more

A:Solved: XP Pro Laptop Splash Screen BSOD Then Constant Boot Loop

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Hello,
 
I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (XXXXXXXX). Here's a little back story as to how I got where I am right now.
 
This laptop was brought to me because it kept on getting the blue screen of death. I found out that it was due to a Windows Upgrade that fudged some things up. So I was going to just give it a clean install of windows.
 
When booted from the USB. I tried deleting the other partitions and writing Windows to the HDD. The windows installation wouldn't get far as I would come back to check on it and find that it was stuck on the windows icon splash screen as if it was booting. (Computer was like this for 15 minutes before I hard restarted it.)
 
Thinking that maybe it was just being extra picky when it came to deleting those other partitions, I plugged in my hirens disk and tried wiping it all together. Once it starting going through and wiping the hardrive it suddenly just went black again. That's how I got to where I am now.
 
The problem is now that everytime I try and boot the computer, it won't even show the Lenovo Splash screen. The screen will constantly be black, and the computer will constantly hard restart itself. (It audibly powers down with a click).
 
I was going to try and pop out the CMOS battery but I couldn't find any documentation on where exactly it's located inside the laptop. Right now i'm going to try and mount a BIOS update to a USB drive and boot to it, but given that I can't even get the BIOS splash ... Read more

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Hello,

My hubby was surfing the internet when it suddenly restarted itself and went to a blue screen of death, then it went to the black screen that gave options to boot up in safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration, and start windows normally. No matter which you select it goes to windows icon and restarts again going to the blue screen:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or back up utilities. Check your hard drive configuration. and check for updated drivers. Run CHKDS /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:

*** Stop: 0x00000024 (0x00190203. 0x86FC7E10. 0xc0000102. 0x00000000)

The only other thing I can do is go to the First Bios set up utility
I went to tools and checked the Hard drive, it passed all three tests. So I know this much its not my hard drive. Other then that I can do nothing else with the computer, I even tried changing the order of booting but its stuck on hard drive it won't let me choose the other options. So I have a feeling that even if I find my Hard reboot cd's it won't work.

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A:My computer is stuck in a loop: turn on,boot screen, bluescreen, and then restarts!!!

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Hello,
I am having an issue where L502x in constant boot loop (dell screen, reboots, dell screen). Never gets to the OS. Pressing F2, F8 or F12 has no effect. Please advise.

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I have an emachines T3516 Desktop PC running XP Home and when the power button is pressed it goes to the menu that asks how you want to start windows because it was not shut down properly. I choose start windows normally, last known good configuration and safe mode. The first 2 make i o the windows logo screen with the moving bar then a quick blue screen and reboots. Safe mode reboots also with blue stop message screen. The Stop is......
 
STOP: 0x000000ED (0x8AA5C030, 0xC000009C, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
 

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The computer has been sitting here for a while about a year, I was trying to fix it again today. Last time it was working, I turned the computer on after moving its location and the monitor was not connected as I forgot to connect the cable. I connected it while the computer was already on when I noticed the screen did not turn on. I don't know if that could have caused this problem but it might be a possibility. There is no new hardware or software that was installed prior to this. Windows XP came pre-installed and I do not have a Windows CD for recovery console. Microsoft website list setting the bios to fail safe default, is that an option? Or pulling out the CMOS battery? The only thing I saw in Bios was setup defaults i think, I'm assuming ... Read more

A:Desktop loop reboots - Blue screen - Unmountable boot volume - Stop: 0x000000ED

Hi
 
"Unmountable boot volume" error is related to hard disk. Major reasons for this BSOD are -
 
    a ) Connectivity issues. That is loose or faulty HDD cable
    b ) Corrupted file system due to sudden power off.
    c ) Bad sectors in the HDD surface or a failing HDD.
 
Here is the Microsoft support article about this error.
 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185
 
Try the following steps one by one.
 
1 ) Replace the HDD cable (SATA or IDE). If there is no spare cable available, temporarily borrow the CD drive cable.
 
2 ) If the issue still remains, boot from the XP CD and open "Recovery Console". From there you should run "CHKDSK C: /R" command to fix any possible  C drive file system corruption. Read the below guide with picture illustration to know how to boot in to the recovery console.
 
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ss/rconsole.htm
 
Post how the system works after doing the above steps.

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Hello, I have encountered a troubling problem with my ASUS Windows 8 Laptop. Every time I turn on the laptop, it says "Preparing Automatic Repair", then goes into complete black, then the Blue Error screen shows up for about 1 second, then restarts and the cycle keep repeating itself. I am unable to boot from a recovery USB drive, so I an unable to get to the Advanced Startup menu. The laptop did not come with a CD.

Any help is appriciated.

A:Windows 8 Automatic Loop/Blue Error Screen Loop

Hi Kenzilla02 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

Could you please post a photo of the Blue Screen so that we could see if there is anything which can help us in diagnosing the problem. You cannot get into the Safe Mode as well?

Anyways, you would need an installation disc for the repairs and to check what is going on.
Let me know how it goes ^_^
-Pranav

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My laptop was working fine the other day... Came back to it the next morning and the screen wouldn't come on and it kept resetting every 30 seconds or so. Once I finally got it to boot and get to sign in page the screen was all scrambled. But, everything else worked I could log in but couldn't do anything...

Anyone got a solution?

A:blank screen and restarting laptop every few secs or scrambled screen at sign in screen

What do you mean scrambled?

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I've been using Windows 10 for just over one year. For some reason the Lock Screen/Sign-in screen shows three users. All three are me in three iterations. I find also that when trying to save some excel and word documents I receive messages saying that i am not allowed to save to this folder or that folder. I am able to save to the desk top and then drag and drop the document into the folder that I need to place it in. I know that this must have something to do with "permissions". Not sure how to fix that. One of the accounts that shows up is the initial account that I created back when hotmail.com was around. Any ideas/advice on these issues? When i updated to Windows 10, pretty certain that i followed all of the instructions, although that has been over 1 year now. Thank you in advance...cheers and beers to all!

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When I start up my laptop it will flash between the sign in and blue screen it just alternate it won't let me proceed furthur
 

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Hello all, this is my first time posting. I receive a BSOD upon startup, once I reach windows login screen. After a couple of seconds, input will lock up. Usually, this is followed after a few moments by a BSOD, though occasionally, input is reallowed, and computer functions normally. This continues until windows tries to install updates. When signing off to reboot, configurations reach 30%, and computer attempts reboot. At this time, before reaching the sign on screen, I get what I can best describe as a bunch of staggered blue and light blue lines across my entire monitor, which requires me to hard boot my computer. To restore functionality, I have to go into safe mode, where I'm informed 'failure configuring windows updates' and my computer automatically reverts the updates. Afterwards, I can boot normally, and I'm back up to the login (which occasionally allows me to proceed.)
I've updated several drivers, uninstalled recently installed programs, and have backed up all files I care to keep. I've tried to do a bit of research, but I'm not getting very far, and this has been going on for several days. My most recent BSOD info is posted below... please help before my computer bites the dust for good!

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 0000000000000030
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF8800100A58A
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A:BSOD on sign in screen, also windows updates freeze screen

Hi aballou

Take a look at the link below to show you how to upload the dump files

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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started a couple days ago. everytime i put my computer to sleep i come to a Environmental background page (beaches and forests and such, changes each time) then i have to click to make that go away, then i have to click Sign-in (i don't have a password and i disabled password in netplwiz).


What gives? I never had to do this before. I prefer just clicking a button on my keyboard and my desktop popping up i don't like having to click through 2 separate pages. How do i fix this?

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started a couple days ago. everytime i put my computer to sleep i come to a Environmental background page (beaches and forests and such, changes each time) then i have to click to make that go away, then i have to click Sign-in (i don't have a password and i disabled password in netplwiz).

What gives? I never had to do this before. I prefer just clicking a button on my keyboard and my desktop popping up i don't like having to click through 2 separate pages. How do i fix this?
 

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