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HDD Doesn't boots/Seagate Tools can't fix bad sectors.

Q: HDD Doesn't boots/Seagate Tools can't fix bad sectors.

Ok friends, i'm having a bad time with my hdds.

I have this 200gb seagate which i was using. It has my OS installed .. and it has 2 partitions.

I went to sleep and kept my comp on, but i saw in the morning, that the computer had restarted and was on the pre-bios screen where it dint detect my hdd (but did detect my dvd drive).

I switched the pc off/on and it appeared back .. i went on to boot to my windows but it again restarted.

I tried booting into safe mode but it restarted again.

Finally i made another attempt but this time it would just show me an error "drive read fail. Press alt+ctrl+del to restart"

I then tried to scan my hdd with seagate hdd diagonistic tools, it detected 19 bad sectors, but when i tried to repair them it dint work, i mean it would just stay on the first sector and the text "TESTING" keeps blinking.

I ran the scan again and the same thing happened.

I ran the scan again but this time skipping the first one and repairing the next one, but again it kept the text "testing" blinking and sticking to the 2nd sector itself.

I dont know why is this happening. This is the 2nd time in 2 weeks my hdd is acting up. (the 1st one died completely, suddenly). I recently fixed the bad sectors in this same hdd, but donno how it would gain so many bad sectors back again so soon. Why is this happening?

And why doesn't the seagate tools fix the errors? (knowing that it fixed some bad sectors just past week on the same drive).

Please help me

thank you all in advance and my regards to all

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Preferred Solution: HDD Doesn't boots/Seagate Tools can't fix bad sectors.

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A: HDD Doesn't boots/Seagate Tools can't fix bad sectors.

Looks like the hdd is faulty and in need of being replaced to me.

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My hard drive has been making sort of scratching sound recently, like if you had some dirt or something in the HD.

I started HD sentinel and this is the report
http://i.imgur.com/e4vN7Rk.jpg

I take it my drive is failing?
422 days does not seem a lot.

A:4000 Bad Sectors, Seagate Barracuda 1TB

I think I would run SeaTools, Seagate's diagnostic program. If it were me I would already be backing up my personal data. If that report is correct, it seems your drive is failing or has failed just hasn't realized it yet.

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I bought a 1TB Seagate Expansion Drive last week for backing up my files and this morning when I plugged in the drive into my laptop, I cant access it and windows told me that the drive is not formatted and ask me whether to format it or not. Then I use HD Tune to diagnose the drive and found out that the drive has 21 unstable sectors and I wonder what does that mean ? Is this a manufacturing fault or the user fault ? Will reformat solve the issue or should I claim the warranty ?

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Thank you.
 

A:Seagate external hdd unstable sectors

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The external hard drive isn't recognized anymore. I used the SeaTools and did some disk analysis and it told me that it couldn't continue after discovering over 20 bad sectors. This external is very important and I need all or almost all of the files. Is there anything I can do to repair this hard drive? I tried going through the properties and doing an error check but it won't even start. It shows up in My Computer but it reads as 0 bytes and asks me if I want to format it if I try to open it. I really don't want to format it. Please help.
 

A:Seagate External Crashed, Won't Recognize, Bad Sectors.

Does the drive make any odd noises like squeeks? There is a program called HDDRegenerator that can sometimes fix bad sectors if the drive isn't physically damaged. There are also some more advanced techniques you can try off a live linux cd.
 

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hi,

i have a seagate portable external hdd, haven't been used for 6 months, i connected now, it prompts as "scan and fix or continue without scanning". if i start scan and fix, it goes till some extent and stops and disconnects. sometimes it even prompts as ""windows cannot access the disk"". i have very important files and pictures in that hdd. so, please suggest me steps how to backup the data and send it to seagate for warranty??

Thanks heaps,
anvesh.

A:recover data from corrupted or bad sectors seagate portable hdd

If the disk is really damaged, this may be a tough task. But you can try to recover the data with an live Linux CD or my universal data recovery stick. Linux is not as picky as Windows and maybe it would work.

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Hi there.

For the past week I have been retrieving 2 TB of movies from my Seagate 3TB Expansion Desk drive (USB 3). It started acting funny after my room mate accidentally flipped the main power circuit for my bedroom while I was in the middle of a transfer. Oddly enough, I was in the middle of retrieving videos from a 6+ year old Verbatim 500 GB which had an ongoing power circuit issue when he flipped the switch. I was salvaging those videos to this 3TB drive at that moment. He killed that Verbatim dead to rights with the surge, and I believe it caused the issues on this Seagate 3TB.

I can still transfer data to and from the Seagate anywhere from 35-90 MB/s depending on if the other drive is a USB 3 as well. But it just will not play many movies, and HD particularly bad. I mainly use Kodi (XBMC), but have tried VLC and MPC. All fail at the same points or close in the different players. I assumed corrupt files but when I copy them to other drives then play them they work .

So, I ran chkdsk I: /f /r . It ran thru quickly saying no issues. Every indicator has shown the drive as healthy. I ran the zero out option with a format in Partition Wizard. Didn't help. Frustrated last night I decided to run chkdsk I: /r one last time. It hung at 10%, and thinking maybe its doing something, I left it, but it was going for nearly 24 hours. I finally cancelled the chkdsk and ran a surface test with Partition Wizard and now after an hour or so, I am getting some bad blocks a... Read more

A:Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive 3TB w/ bad blocks/sectors

You can try downloading: /62506/CrystalDiskInfo6_3_2.zip
then unzip it and run to check if your HD is in good health then we can go from there.

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Hi

For heaven's sake please help me. I'm in real trouble. Some months ago I was backing up my files to my new Seagate 500GB external USB drive. Around those days when I was doing the backup we were having intermittent electricity blackouts. I don't have backup power source such as UPS. I think the blackouts messed up the drive. I have two Seagate drives. The problem also happened to the other drive which wasn't used for the backup but I formatted it and it's working fine now. But that backup Seagate has messed up big time.

When I had copied almost 8GB data. The computer couldn't read any further. The light on the drive keep blinking and it said something like 'couldn't read from sector...'. I'm sure physically the drive has no problem.

I think my only option left to retrieve the data is to use SpinRite software. My friend has bootable CD of this software. Please, guide me what else could I do?

Thanks a lot for your time and suggestions.

PS: It's a USB one and I have already taken it out of the enclosure and directly attached to the board but all in vain. It seems only option left is SpinRite.
 

A:Seagate 500GB external usb drive, spinrite, logical bad sectors

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My 3 TB Seagate Barracuda HDD was working fine then became inaccessible.

The drive shows in My Computer as having zero size and zero capacity left.

If i right click on that drive to open it , it says the drive " is not formatted "

I downloaded the Seagate File Recovery app but it says "the drive is experiencing too many read errors"
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Are there any other programs i can try to recover data from this ? ( CCTV files )

The drive is still under warranty

any suggestions ?

Seagate are asking for $ 490 to do it.
 

A:Seagate rescue tools

See here for a possible reason if you formatted the drive with an MBR :- http://forum.cgsecurity.org/phpBB3/3tb-ntfs-drive-data-recovery-t2318.html

It might be worth posting at that forum if you want to attempt a fix with TestDisk which is a good free program but I'm unsure if it can help in your situation.
 

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I recently installed a Seagate HDD Model: ST1000DM003-1CH162, Serial: Z1DDFCEY, Firmware: CC49. It boots up and shutsdown very slowly. The SATA setting is set to AHCI in UEFI Bios. My mother board is an AsRock Z97 Extreme 4. I am using the latest firmware and no updates are available. I created the disk using Copy Drive in Casper 7.0 from my Samsung SSD. How can I resolve this issue ?
 

A:New Seagate HDD Boots Up and Shutsdown very Slowly.

SSD drives and mech drives use a different partition offset. I have no idea if the drive utility you used will apply the correct offset.

Is there some reason why you would not use the free version of acronis true image? This is available on the seagate site.
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/discwizard/
 

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Trying to use Seagate Tools but can't boot from it in this one particular system.

What strange is that the bios is set to boot from cd-rom, if I put in a win cd or a linux cd, it will boot from them. If I put in any other bootable cd, it won't boot or recognize them. I have used this same seagate cd in other systems and it boots fine.
It's this one computer that baffles me. Not recognizing any tools cd's I put in.

I know there's a funny option in the bios about os2 that I've enabled and disabled with no luck in making it happen(boot from seatools).

Anyone run into something like this?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Trying to use Seagate Tools but can't boot from it in this one particular system.

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I seem to have experienced a bad installation of Seagate's FreeAgent Tools. When I try to re-install, I get the "Modify, repair or remove the program" dialog, and clicking on anything gives me the Feature transfer error "Error: - 1605 This action is only valid for products that are currently installed". The program does not appear in the Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs, nor does it appear in WinXP Manager's Smart Uninstaller list. I wrote to Seagate, but they say that "the issue is related to Windows Installer", and that I should contact Microsoft. So, of course, I came here first! I'm running XP SP2 on an HP dv9500t, with an external Seagate FreeAgent Pro (which is where the program in question originates). Thanks!

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OK. If you understand that then you've been there too.

I have a Seagate 120gb HD and used the Seagate Wizard Tools that I downloaded from them to ghost (clone) to a new Western Digital 160gb HD. They are both 7200rpm and SATA.

The new drive boots up ok but only shows 128gb, not 154gb as it did before it was cloned (I am not talking about the size of the data that was cloned). I redid it in Manual mode but no change. As far as I know there are no partitions on the Seagate drive.

Another thing I noticed is that the System Files were at the front of the Seagate 120gb drive but are at the end on the WD 160gb. This shows when the drives are Defraged.

Can anybody sort this out for me? I am doing this so that I have a backup drive incase of a terminal crash.

Forgot, I am using a Intel 915gag [email protected] and W2000Pro with all updates.

Thanks, Steve
 

A:Solved: Seagate Tools Ghosting New Drive Shows Less

I made a bootable CD for the Seagate Disk Wizard and ran it from there. Additional functions were on the CD that weren't available when using it from Windows. The sizes are as they are supposed to be now.

Remember though, a 160g HD will only show about 153g in the Disk Manager even though the BIOS will show all.

Thanks for reading.
 

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Hey guys, I come to you for some support with an odd issue I am having.

Issue:

New hard drive showed 72 pending sectors, cleared upon low level format with no increase in reallocated sector count.

History:

I had an external goflex desk 2tb that died shortly after getting my 80mb fibre and doing some high speed downloading. The issues specifically were a very high temp recorded in smart with 2120 bad sectors that could not be reallocated.

This drive was replaced with an external 2tb backup plus that within hours of usage showed large amounts of raw read error rates and several pending sectors.

This drive was again replaced for the drive I have now.

I noticed in my torrent client that there had been a write error to the drive. I proceeded to do the usual tests and I found 16 pending sectors. This rapidly escalated to 72.

Suspicion:

High speed downloading is damaging my hard drives? I know that can't be right but I am at a loss. I download at approx 7mb/s and the drives have all been able to write at that speed.

I suspect that the original go flex drive simply burned out as it is known to be terrible at heat dissipation. I'm not sure what happened to the second drive but it was failing quickly.

As for this current drive, I have done a low level format and, oddly, all 72 pending sectors have been cleared yet the reallocated sector count did not increase at all. Am I correct to assume that this was in fact a false positive? I wonder if perhaps my torrent clie... Read more

A:Solved: Pending sectors fixed, reallocated sectors count still 0?

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Help! My computer recently crashed on me. I was getting the Blue Screen of Death. I thought I had a bad hard drive, so I returned my hard drive to Seagate and received another one. I just tried to put it into my computer and install Windows XP SP3, but after I select to install windows and press F8 to accept their terms, I see the screen that is supposed to show the open space on any hard drives installed, (so that I can select where I would like to install Windows XP) and it says "no disc in drive"! If I press enter, I then get a blue error screen that says it can't proceed and is shutting down my system to protect it. And then I can't do anything else. What is wrong with my computer? Could it be a problem with my motherboard? I have an Asus P5LP-LE. The HP/Compaq motherboard name is Leucite-GL8E.
 

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Hey guys,
 
I've got a Lenovo Think Centre with an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU...64 bit Operating System...
 
I've got attached is a Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive 3 TB Model SRD00F2...
 
When I restart, the main computer doesn't want to reboot to my C drive...subsequently, I
have to manually turn off the main computer to uninstall the Seagate drive before I can
restart...or just uninstall the F drive (Seagate Expansion Drive) before I do a restart on my
main computer...
 
I've gone into the BIOS and changed the booting sequence...yet nada...and I can't find
anywhere how to alleviate this issue...
 
The reason I'm concerned about this is the safety factor...one of these days, I'm accidentally
going to pull the plug on the Seagate expansion drive and corrupt all my data...
 
Any ideas how to fix this little problem?
 
Thanks,
 
Rufus Sniff

A:Windows 7 Doesn't boot with Seagate Hardrive attached...?

IMO...some older systems will not boot with external drives attached and in an "ON" state. 
 
Louis

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That is, I can allocate it one through drive management but it still doesn't show next switch on in My Computer, so I must go in an allocate it one. Otherwise it works fine. Bit tedious after a while.

Do I have to reformat it completely to regain auto allocation of a letter?

Used to be fine, but not now. A USB 3.0 Toshiba 500 gig external drive (sealed unit) doesn't have this problem.

Thnx

A:Seagate USB 3.0 backup unit doesn't get a drive letter

Did any software come with the drive? I had a couple of Seagate FreeAgent USB 2.0 externals and I found a download link on Seagate's site for the utility software. It may hold the drive letter if you set it to never spin down.

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yesterday i was extracting a file from a .rar file from the hard disk so in the middle of the extraction all froze !! so i remembered that there was no place on the hard disk left so i unplugged it , a few seconds later i plug it in to find that it the hard disk is inaccessible !! so i tried so many programs like :EASEUS Partition Master 9.1.0 Professional Edition(needed 156 hours to scan ) , and MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition (which told me it was a bad disk and full ) . i open disk management and there its said the hard disk was EMPTY(which gave me a mini-heart attack) and that it is online and healthy but i couldn't access it !! so now am waiting for EASEUS Partition Master 9.1.0 Professional Edition to finish its 156 hours which i know might not work but i have hope !!! so if anybody could help me it would be great !!

i really need help guys please !! i have files that i can`t replace !!

A:HELP seagate 2tb external reached full capacity now doesn`t open

Right now, please do not run any Check Disk operation.

If you have important data to recover, that should be your first priority.

You said that you ran Partition Wizard. What exactly did you do with it?

Did you try Partition Recovery Wizard in it?

If you did not, then do as follows.

Plug-in your external drive and check it in Windows Disk Management.

If it appears as RAW, then run Partition Wizard and follow the process under the heading Recovery with Partition Wizard: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB in the thread Recover a flash drive turned RAW ? Partition Wizard and TestDisk.

Check whether you can recover the partition and gain access to the disk.

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I have a Seagate GoFlex Desk 3TB external hard drive. I got it about.. 6 months ago and I've never had a problem with it up until last week.
I plugged it in and it started making a normal fan sound like is usually does, then after a few seconds it stopped which made it seem like it was shut off.
It's been doing this constantly since last week and I don't know what the problem is, or how to fix it.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Seagate External Hard drive, starts up but doesn't finish.

Just a thought (or 2):
Try using a different USB port.
Try jiggling the USB in the socket (gently).
Try a different USB cable.
Be sure that you test with the laptop on power supply, not just battery.
Obviously I'm thinking that the connection is faulty somehow, which would disconnect and power down the external - even if it has it's own power supply.

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I recently purchased a Seagate Backup Plus 3TB hard drive with USB 3.0 connector. I connected the 3.0 cable to a 2.0 port(don't have 3.0 ports) and windows popped up saying installing drivers for new device, pretty standard stuff. After it was done I went to My Computer, but the hard drive does not show up.

I checked device manager, and it does show the drive there. When I clicked properties and tried populating the "volumes" section, a 2.8tb section did show up, but had no label, but i don't know the significance of that. Any help with this is appreciated, thanks in advance.

~Dev
 

A:Solved: New Seagate 3TB hard drive doesn't show up in My Computer

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Pc seems to be booting but doesnt post anything to the screen. I bought a new ddr3 ram and a used motherboard.
What I tried
-breadboarding
-clearing cmos
-removing battery/replacing battery
-plugging to the motherboard and gpu
-checking the sticks one by one on different slots

The psu, cpu, gpu and the monitor are fine because I checked if they worked on my old mobo so it seems like its the motherboard or ram. Any ideas on what else I can do before taking it to the repair shop (trying to avoid that due to covid).

Pc specs :
-q9550 cpu(cooler master hyper tx2)
-gtx 750ti 2gb
-gigabyte ga-g41mt-s2p
- 2x 4gb 1333 mhz ddr3 (cmx8gx3m2a1333c9)
-mx500 ssd
-corsair cx 450
 

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Hey guys, this is fairly long so bear with me...

Came back to my PC the other day, and it was turned off, when I had left it it was still on. To cut a long bit short, I discovered it was the fuse in the plug for the PSU power lead. So I replaced the fuse, turned on the mains, and BANG - PSU blew up (while it was still installed in PC).

Took it out, replaced with other PSU - started up PC and it would boot OK, and give me the single beep, but then would stay on a black screen and not proceed to the Windows splash screen.

So I tried booting into safe mode, this gave varied results - sometimes it would freeze when loading the various files at that black screen, other times it would actually let me log into Windows but then freeze straight away and I had to reboot.

So I booted from the windows cd-rom, and it would get as far as saying "Setup is loading Windows" or similar, then freeze.

Next, ordered another hd, removed old one - installed the new blank one, ran the Windows bootable cd, and this time it installed Windows fine. There I was thinking everything was now OK - not so. The PC was very unstable and kept crashing while installing new programs and using programs etc. I've gone back to it today, and now I am having the same problems as the previous hard drive. Windows won't load either way, and I can't even re-install from the Windows cd-rom as that freezes like before as well.

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A:PC boots, XP doesn't load

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I am not Even Sure if Its Freezing

There is a computer of a friend of mine. We took every single piece out and cleaned the dust on the pieces. After putting everything back together, it doesn't boot up properly. I see the bios screen than it asks me if where to boot, I choose HDD option. Then windows xp asks me what type of start up i want to go with. I chose normal, safe mode, safe mode with command prompt but whatever i chose didn't matter, it didn't started up.

When loading with safe mode option, it always freezes while loading amdagp.xxx file. When loading with normal mode option, i see gray bar at the bottom progressing and when it gets fully gray, there suppose to be a windows logo but instead i get a black screen.

I thought it might be the hard drive damaged and replaced it with another hdd of mine which also has xp professional on it. But it had the same problem. What are the possibilities? What can be wrong? Computer is HP Pavilion XT928.

Thank you
 

A:Boots but doesn't start up

hey man i have a similar problem i brought a new MoBo and a New Processor. But when i Hooked everything Back up it Shows me AwardBois Screen then takes me to the Start Normaly,Safe Mode(Networking, Command Prompt). Then i click Normally and it Shows me my WIndows XP Pro screen for about a Split Second then Turns Blue for A second then Starts ALL OVER AGAIN and it does that with every Setting i choose! so PLZ help us
 

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I have a HP/Compaq nc6000 laptop that is a few years old running Windows XP. All service packs, etc are up to date.

Sometimes the laptop boots up normally and works fine and sometimes it doesn't. After pressing the power button, the power light comes on, the fan starts, (I think I hear) the hard drive spin and then it all stops. The power light goes to amber (charging) and then it turns off.

Typically when it boots properly, at the very beginning, the number lock, caps lock, and a third light all blink together, then turn off and it boots. When it's not going to boot, these lights don't even come on. (That's when I know it won't work.)

I've tried re-seating the memory. That worked twice but now I think it was just luck.

The first time I opened it, I also pulled a huge dust bunny from the fan. The rest of the insides were pretty clean and dust free. I blew everything out anyway.

Before this started happening, the machine was having some weirdness waking up after hibernating.

The problem happens sometimes after I shut it down properly and sometimes not. It's also booted up fine after a crash.

I've tried setting all the power controls to everything always on and leaving the computer on. But sometime in the middle of the night, it powers down. (I don't know whether this is a gentle power down or if it just shuts off instantly.)

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A:Sometimes my laptop boots, sometimes it doesn't...

Does it do the same with and without a battery connected?
 

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When I turn my computer on Explorer.exe doesn't autorun. For some reason My Documents opens up with all the text of the files written in a blue font. I have to do the whole Ctrl+Alt+Del thing and run it manually.

Things I have already tried:
1. Made HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon > Shell: "explorer.exe" through regedit


2. Made HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon > Userinit: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe," through regedit [Made sure comma was there]. [see above screenshot]

3. Ran the script from http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_d...ydocsopens.htm that is supposed to fix registry.

4. Ran CCleaner and fixed all registry problems.

5. Googled so much that I used up all their bandwith :[ j/k

I can not find any other information out there other than setting shell to explorer.exe which it has been the whole time. It was never c:\windows\config\lsass.exe or anything like that.

Someone said they fixed it by running msconfig, unchecking explorer.exe, restarting, then rechecking explorer.exe [at least thats how I read it.] When I run msconfig.exe I do not even see the words 'explorer.exe' to uncheck at all. If that is a way to actually fix this, could someone tell me where to uncheck? It's not under the startup tab or any tab for that matter.

ALL HELP IS MUCH APPRECIATED!!! THANK YOU!!!

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A:My Documents boots, Explorer.exe doesn't.

Hi -

"Explorer.exe" is probably in thousands of registry keys in English, binary and hex form. Not knowing how Explorer got this way makes finding a fix all that more difficult. I have a feeling that you may have done additional damage with the registry cleaner(s). I will just say that you really never need to "clean" the registry unless instructed to do so. They are not errors that were "fixed", rather lost file associations that account for about 0.1% of the total registry keys.

If the registry cleaning was not to long ago, it is likely that you still have a system restore point on hand and can restore the system back to that time. I suggest that you do so. Then run the system file checker/ repair utility - SFC and see if it helps with Explorer.

START | type cmd.exe into the start search box | right-click on cmd.exe | select run as Administrator | the black command prompt ("DOS") screen will appear | type the following:

Code:
sfc /scannow
Upon completion re-boot to allow files in use to be repaired.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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My machine boots to desktop but nothing will open or work. Start button, volume, firefox, task manager, etc. It does this in safe mode as well. It's not frozen as the screensaver will come on and I can move the mouse, I just can't open anything even with keystrokes. I can't restore or run any diagnostics. What can I do?

A:Windows 7 64 boots but doesn't work

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Stu1018


My machine boots to desktop but nothing will open or work. Start button, volume, firefox, task manager, etc. It does this in safe mode as well. It's not frozen as the screensaver will come on and I can move the mouse, I just can't open anything even with keystrokes. I can't restore or run any diagnostics. What can I do?


Did it always do this?

Where did you get the win 7 dvd from? Was it downloaded or purchased?

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Okay, I've fiddled with this for a while now, a couple days ago when I turned on the computer I would get an error message saying how system/config (something like that) was corrupt. I then googled this and did not really find a solution for it. Almost all of the people that encountered this problem did not know where the source of the problem was. I figure I would give reformatting a shot. After formatting, I figure that I can now use my computer with no worries about more problems but then now different problems appeared.

When I turn on the computer sometimes it would boot up nicely with no problems at all but sometimes it would not boot. The computer hangs right before the windows xp flag appears with the loading bar under it. What I see instead is a different loading bar (DOS style) that spans the entire width of my screen. I thought maybe this was just a problem with my installation of XP, so then I go and boot into my Ubuntu installation (I use grub bootloader and the two OS's are on their own partitions on the same physical drive) and the Ubuntu freezes at the loading screen as well. I went through testing each component of my computer afterwards.

I figure that my processor should be okay since I managed to get this far while loading the computer (I could be totally wrong on this part). I also tested the RAM with memtest86+ that was on the Ubuntu disc. I finished one pass with no errors so I guess the memory is okay. The graphics card should also be okay si... Read more

A:Erratic behaviour -- sometimes boots, sometimes doesn't

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Hi guys,

I've searched before posting this topic but i couldn't find helpful articles to resolve this problem.

First, i let you know some informations then i will describe the problem.

Operating system: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Browser and version: Internet explorer 8
Installed/enabled toolbars and extensions: XML DOM Document, XSL Template, Windows Media Player, XML DOM Document 6.0, Windows Live ID Sign-in Control, XML DOM Document 3.0, XML HTTP 3.0, Free Threaded XML DOM Document, Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper
Search Providers: Bing

The ways i've went but didn't solve the problem: Clearing everything by CCleaner 2.3.1, OnyXxL, Shalini S, Steven - Support Engineer and others tips

after installing and uninstalling a freeware i can not open new tab correctly. new tab will open but not very fast, i have to wait 3 minutes for every tabs. Please recommend me new tips to resolve that.

Thanks,
Alireza

A:IE8 doesn't let me to open new tab and go to tools

Reset your IE8 and run AV and malware full scan .

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I'm kind of stuck here...

First what happened: last night my computer froze so I turned it off and then back on. However, when I did, the monitor just remained in standby as if the computer was not on. Everything on the computer seems to be working ok (fans going, lights on, etc). I also don't hear any beeps during the startup.

I've been browsing a lot of forums trying to figure out what is wrong, but I'm somewhat lost. I don't know that much about computers...
It seems some of these forums say the main culprits for a problem like this are the graphics card or the motherboard? Is this true?

Since every thread always has someone asking for specs - here they are:
Intel i7 940
Asus p6t intel x58 chipset sle/crossfirex mainboard triple-channel x
800w power supply
1 TB SATA II 3.0 gb 7200rpm HD
3 x 2GB DDR3 PC3 PC1333
1 x EVGA nvdia gtx 260 896mb pci-e
windows vista home premium

What I've done so far:
I have tried unplugging it and holding down the power button in the front for about 1 minute. 90% of the time this did nothing. One time it started to boot correctly with the monitor only to freeze during the windows load up bar and 1 other time it didn't even make it that far...
I have tried using another monitor on the computer. Same problem. I have also tried using my main monitor on another computer and it works fine.

I have been running this setup for almost 2 years, and nothing has been changed recently...

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A:Monitor doesn't start when computer boots

hm ... you might try resetting the CMOS battery.
 

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hi guy's !

my intel845 chipset board with p4 processor dosen't boot up it just go's processor fan running when i plug in the power supply and does'nt even wait for switching on the cpu cabinet button and i've tried cleaning ram changed the ram changed the cmos battery replaed the jumpers dosen't solved my problem!!

i need urgent help..........????????
 

A:Processor fan is running but monitor doesn't boots up

It's most likely a defective motherboard. I've seen this happen before.
 

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Ive spent a good while searching for anyone having the same problem, while some are similar mine is different in that, when I get up in the morning and boot up my computer my monitor acts like my computer is off as it does when I shut down the computer but leave the monitor on, the power light flashes and thats it. I know my computer is booting because I hear the windows song and one of the pop up things I have once I am to my desktop. I have no choice but to hard shut down my computer but when I boot it the 2nd time the monitor works just fine, its been doing this for the past 3 days, anyone know whats going on here?
 

A:Computer boots but my monitor doesn't respond

What is this computer? Make and model?
 

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Hi to all. For some reason my XP OS is able to boot up, but instead of taking me to the regular boot up screen, with the icons and the click and password screen, I'm instead taken to a all black page with a little box in the middle where it says to type in user name and password. I am running windows xp home edition sp2. Then when I type in my user name and password, I am able to see my current background but nothing else loads up, and then I get a pop up saying that some .exe file has an error and thats all. I press ok and then all I get is my background with nothing loading up. I've waited 2 hours and still nothing loads, I put CDs, external hard drives, and pressed what ever you can think of, ex. alt+ctrl+delete, still nothing. Please help me, I will stay on the forums to answer any required questions you have. THANK YOU so much.
 

A:XP boots up incorrectly and doesn't load files

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I've been fighting this problem for months and haven't found an answer anywhere but maybe you guys can help. My computer seems to boot fine, but nothing is displayed on the monitor. The power light on the monitor ON button just blinks amber. If I wait a minute or so and then hit the reset button the computer reboots and the monitor comes on. The computer started doing this about 6 months after I built it. Once in a great while it will boot up on the first try, but it's very rare. I was thinking video card, but have unseated and reseated it a couple of times to no avail. I also got a new battery on the motherboard thinking it was having a problem. Now I'm thinking power supply or BIOS - any ideas?

Specs:
2.8Ghz Intel p4
Radeon 9600 pro
ASUS p4p800 MB
1 GB of Micron ram
QMAX 350W power supply

Thanks in advance for any help.
biacookies2002
 

A:Computer boots, but monitor doesn't display anything

Im having the exact same problem with my computer but it doesnt happen as often as with you. Im guessing its some fault with the card or with Windows.
 

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Hello,
I would greatly appreciate help with my problem. My PC, an Acer Aspire AM5641-U5630A with Windows Vista, only starts up sometimes. When I press the power button, the blue power light comes on and the fans start sounding. However, after it quiets down there is no beeping noises and a display does not come on. On times in which the computer does turn on, a beeping noise is heard and an Acer logo display comes on before it proceeds to start up like normal. Once I'm past the Acer logo the computer works fine. It seems to be random as to when it powers up but I have tried an upwards of 20 restarts before.

Thanks,
overview5
 

A:Computer only boots up sometimes, power light on if it doesn't

This is most likely caused by a weak or failing power supply. Open up the case and make sure that the fans are running and everything is free of heavy dust and other debris...
 

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Daughter brought her HP DV9500 (Vista 32bit). Very suspicious of malware. If I check the BIOS, it does not see the hard drive (nor does that option appear in the boot menu). However, if you boot the machine, it will load Vista and allow you to log in. After about 10-30 seconds usage, the keyboard and mouse buttons freeze and what was on the screen still remains with that bloody awful circle going round and round. Now the mouse will still move across the screen via the touchpad or a usb mouse but the keyboard is dead as are the mouse buttons.I can boot parted magic on UBCD and access all the files on the C: drive (one physical, three partitions including a recovery partition - how it came from the factory) and run all day long. Disk diagnostics on UBCD show the hard drive is present and no errors. However, the bios diagnostic says replace the hard drive.I've rebuilt the BCD using Microsofts bootrec to no avail.I'm trying to get it sane enough to offload 4 years worth of pictures, music, and classwork, etc. and then I'll try restoring the OS from the recovery partition.I should mention that I ran an older Linux bootable version of Avira (dated Sept 2009) and it noted multiple occurrences of html/infected.webpage.gen as well as two other (going to try to recover the names from the Avira logfile).Thanks in advance.AJG

A:Help please laptop bios doesn't see HD but vista still boots

I'm trying to get it sane enough to offload 4 years worth of pictures, music, and classwork, etc.No need to bother trying to get Windows to work well enough: Simply retrieve copies of the files that you want, to a USB-connected external hard drive using a Linux operating system run from a bootable CD/DVD or USB flashdrive.f your computer is not able to boot into Windows or simply not able to access the internet, you can use a LIVE Linux operating system run from a bootable CD or flashdrive instead of Windows, to access the internet, to access files on the HDD(s) and do other tasks. Using a working computer:If you wish to use a LIVE CD ...
Download the Linux version of your choice (usually an .ISO image file).
There are many options to use for a LIVE CD. I suggest that you try one of the following:
Puppy Linux (smallest download file size at 128 MB)Linux Mint 12 Lisa (versions for a CD, and larger versions that need to be burned to a DVD disk)[*]Burn the .ISO image to CD: If you do not already have a suitable burning program for writing .ISO images to disc ...Download and install ImgBurn.Ensure that you UN-check the box agreeing to install the Ask toolbar during the installation.Place a new (blank) CD disc in the drive tray.Choose Write image file to disc.
Under Source, click on the Browse button: Navigate to and select the .ISO file that you wish to burn.Place a check-mark in the box beside Verify.Click [*]When the CD has been burned and verified as successful, it will ... Read more

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Hi allMy laptop turns on and the hp logo comes on but then windows doesn't boot up. I've done a hard reset with no luck and I ran the F2 menu Diagnostic, it came back showing a fail on the hard drive short DST check. Failure is number is Q4Q1X3-7T8880-XD7WLK-6OUC03Thanks!!

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I've noticed lately that my 2600k cpu doesn't idle. In other words, when the cpu should be idling(cpu cycles near 0%)it shows as high as 50% and over in my CPU Usage gadget. Recently I installed Uniblue Driver Scanner(newest version). I don't remember this problem happening at that time. The graph looks like it "pulses" every 5 seconds or so. Just to see if it was affecting anything, I uninstalled Driver Scanner. I've looked at my Processes and Services but was unable to tell what was stressing the cpu. Can someone give me an idea? Sorry If this in the wrong forum.

A:What tools are used to determine why a cpu doesn't idle?

basic check

Start "Task Manager" go to Processes Tab, set it to show processes from all users and click the column header for the CPU.

If you monitor this the highest CPU users will show at the top of the list, which you should be able to trace back to an application using the description

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So I press the power button on my desktop. Powers up fans kick on and run high on processor and Video card for about 5 minutes. The power button does not light. After about 5 minutes the power button lights shows the gateway splash screen and then boots into windows. if you leave the computer run for a while (few hours) and you shut it down and boot it back up its fine. If you leave it off over night it shows the symptoms explained above.
 

A:Desktop boots blank -- Gateway doesn't even come up for five minutes

Replace the power supply...
 

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I just built this pc and the Western Digital 160 Sata hard drive isn't recognized in the bios but it will boot from it sometimes. I had to restart it 4-5 times this morning to get it to boot. I'm running winxp, ASUS A7N8X mobo, I had to get a SATA controller card to run this drive. I overlooked that this mobo doesn't have SATA connectors. My mistake and I couldn't return the hard drive because I had already opened the package. I upgraded the bios to no avail and now I'm at a complete loss. Need help. Thanks.
 

A:BIOS doesn't recognize SATA drive but it boots from it.

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So here's the problem I'm facing from a month, my cpu boots for first time every time i try to start it then it turns off in a few seconds and then when i try to start it again,i press start button and cpu show power , fan works, psu according to me is working fine but the screen remain blank and cpu doesn't boot or **** beep codes
 

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Hi,
I'm hoping someone can help me with this. For the past few months I've been plagued with something called Real Spy Monitor. Only System MEchanic can find it and delete it but it keeps coming back. And no, my husband isn't spying on me. Heh. Anyhow, I got PC Tools Spyware doctor in a google pack download. Just wanted the search engine for IE but somehow, I got PC Tools too. I figured I'd use it's SCAN feature and it found something called Trojan Virtumonde. I selected "remove" but it wasn't removed cause I did another scan a few minutes later and it showed up again. Then I removed it again and scanned a third time and the scan result was clean. Anyhow, got another trojan at 5:30am Saturday morning (crap) from clicking a link on a website. Avast caught that one and I moved it to the chest and then deleted it. But something of it was left behind. And afterwards, AVast was prevented from updating. Also Spywareguard couldn't update. (is this too much detail?) Anyhow, ddayv.exe and ddayv.dll were in my system32 folder created at 5:30am Saturday morning so I knew it was connected. I downloaded Vundofix.exe and it found about 6 files but couldn't get rid of one of them and froze my PC. (I finally got out of the freeze and got rid of the file in safemode). Still couldn't update Avast though so I finally reformatted the hard drive (destructive restore) to start fresh. After the reformat and reinstall of a bunch of programs, Real spy monitor was back on... Read more

A:Pc tools finds virtumonde but vundo fix doesn't

Anyone?

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Hello,

I've recently erased & reformated my brother's Notebook, & put a clean install of Vista on the machine (the disk which came w/the computer). I went to the mfg'er's website (Gateway) & updated all of it's driver's. Now when i update Vista & allow the machine to restart, it idles without loading any drivers. It simply stays there w/a black screen. Also, MSCONFIG refuses to save any of the changes i make to it.

The notebook is in great condition. Was wondering if anyone knew of something beyond a workaround? I would my brother to be using this w/Vista automatically updating itself (aka restarting without issue).
Thanks in advance to anyone who responds. I really do appreciate it greatly.
Specs of the machine in case it matters -

Gateway ML3108b Notebook

Processor:
AMD Sempron? Processor 3400+ (1.8GHz, 256KB L2 cache, HyperTransport? technology @ up to 1600MHz)

Operating System:
Genuine Windows Vista? Home Basic

Display:
14.1" widescreen Ultrabright? WXGA TFT (1280 ? 800)

Chipset:
NVIDIA? C51MV

Memory:
1Gig of Corsair 800MHz DDR2 (1 x 1Gig), upgraded from 512MB 667MHz DDR2 (1 ? 512MB) .

Hard Drive:
60GB 4200rpm PATA hard drive

Optical Drive:
8x multiformat dual-layer DVD?RW

Video:
NVIDIA? GeForce? Go 6100 Up to 256MB Turbocache?

A:Clean Vista Install. Machine Boots, But Doesn't 'Restart.'

Hello,I've recently erased & reformated my brother's Notebook, & put a clean install of Vista on the machine (the disk which came w/the computer). I went to the mfg'er's website (Gateway) & updated all of it's driver's. Now when i update Vista & allow the machine to restart, it idles without loading any drivers. It simply stays there w/a black screen. Also, MSCONFIG refuses to save any of the changes i make to it.The notebook is in great condition. Was wondering if anyone knew of something beyond a workaround? I would my brother to be using this w/Vista automatically updating itself (aka restarting without issue).Thanks in advance to anyone who responds. I really do appreciate it greatly.Specs of the machine in case it matters - Gateway ML3108b NotebookProcessor: AMD Sempron? Processor 3400+ (1.8GHz, 256KB L2 cache, HyperTransport? technology @ up to 1600MHz) Operating System:Genuine Windows Vista? Home BasicDisplay:14.1" widescreen Ultrabright? WXGA TFT (1280 ? 800) Chipset:NVIDIA? C51MV Memory: 1Gig of Corsair 800MHz DDR2 (1 x 1Gig), upgraded from 512MB 667MHz DDR2 (1 ? 512MB) .Hard Drive: 60GB 4200rpm PATA hard driveOptical Drive:8x multiformat dual-layer DVD?RW Video: NVIDIA? GeForce? Go 6100 Up to 256MB Turbocache?it's Called a "Black Screen of Death", just like a "Blue Screen of Death" this is common for some Vista systems. It Might be required to update the bios to fix the problem. Have you tried downloading the bios updat... Read more

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Hi...I'm not sure where to put this request, thought since the Dell Inspiron 15 is running Windows 10 (including latest update) that there might be a conflict between the desktop and the keyboard down in the nuts and bolts somewhere. I can turn the machine on, the capslock light comes on, SOMETIMES the keyboard works well enough to input the pin to get the desktop booted up. Sometimes I have to go through steps to get the touch screen keyboard up in order to input the pin. However, as soon as the desktop is active, the keyboard no longer works. I've updated the drivers, don't know what else to do. When I try a search online for a solution, I get differing ideas on how to solve the problem. I've tried resetting the BIOS to default settings, that didn't work. Any and all help will be much appreciated. I really need the keyboard to be working, my kids do their homework on my laptop.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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I have a problem like this also. kind of.
My kids PC wouldn't boot. i replaced the HD with an old 1 i had. It booted fine, right to windows that was on the HD already. After i restarted it wouldn't boot anymore. VIRUS. ok fine. Problem now is that during to boot process it wont see the HD. If i go into the bios and leave it on Auto select for where the HD is it'll show, but it takes about 30seconds to do so. I cant boot with a start-up disk either, for some reason it wont. i changed boot sequences unpluged things nothing will work. I cant flash the bios becuase it wont read for the A drive. I cant get a A: or a C: prompt. the only thing i can get is a BOOT FAILURE ERROR.
the system is a PII 400, 13gig western digital HD, 128mb ram, Asus p3v133 motherboard. win98

I have everything set to the correct master/slave settings ( i tried a bunch of different combs of them. ) i'm lost. i've done all i can. now i need help. thx
 

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Hi,

I've got a computer infected by System Tools (apparently) and I've tried to clean it using the method described in the link below, but it did not work.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-system-tool

(I had all the same symptoms as described but maybe I am facing a variant or more resistant version...)

What happened is that when entering the safe mode, after a while the screen goes black and then the pc reboot in normal mode... this scenario is not identified in the procedure above...

At some point I had the following message: could not load or run 'C:\users\janee\appdata\local\temp\csess.ex.' specified in the registry. make sure the files exits on your computer or remove the reference to in in th registry
then a button "ok"

After another reboot strangely the symptoms disappeared but I had detections of following viruses in McAfee: Generic BackDoor!cze in the file c:\users\janee\appdata\roaming\microsoft\conhost.exe

The file was deleted. What to do next?

I will post the GMER and DDS logs tomorrow.

Thanks

Alex

A:Cleaning of System Tools malware doesn't go according toplan

Shall i run RKILL in Normal Mode from a USB stick? Would that work?

What is the best way to proceed? Note the user (my girlfriend) is quite IT illiterate and I am helping her remotely from another computer... (using TeamViewer and another computer in her house)

I have remotely loaded for her a USB stick with all the latest usual tools (MBAM, MBAM rules, HiJackThis, clean hosts, hosts-perm.bat, GMER, DDS, RKUnhookerLE.EXE) but my capacity for direct action is quite limited since the infected computer is not online for now (no more internet).

Thanks!

Alex

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Hi Windows Seven Forums,
I'm walking through what should be a very easy FTP server install from the Windows 7 Features. This walkthrough is great...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrzNPq-B6Ts

Unfortunately, when I click on:

Control Panel
Programs and Features
Turn Windows features on or off
Internet Information Services plus sign
FTP server plus sign
FTP Extensibility check box is clicked which highlights all FTP server check boxes
Click OK.
Microsoft Windows then says Please wait while Windows makes changes to features. This might take several minutes.

Once installed, I click on:
Control Panel
Administrative Tools (click on View by: Large icons if you can't see Administrative Tools)
...and no Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager?

I have restarted the PC and removed unchecked the FTP server and restarted...what's happened?

A:FTP server doesn't show in control panel, administrative tools?

It looks like when clicking the
Web Management Tools and
World Wide Web Services
aswell, that FTP Server comes up. Fixed.

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Can get the menu bar up with the file edit view favorites tools help
windows 7 I no you go to the Tools on the toolbar and the dropdown box shows toolbars and you go there and you should see menu bar but it is not there. Googled it and it says the same thing

To maximize website viewing, the File menu may be hidden by default. Most menu options can be accessed from the toolbar. You can make the Menu Bar (File, Edit, View, Etc.) appear by clicking the Tools menu, located near the upper right of the screen, and then Toolbars and then Menu Bar

Can someone help me to get it back? It is a friends computer and I am cleaning it for him the regular stuff cookies history temps and ran Malware bytes it caught one item but he wants the menu bar back can you help?
 

A:Solved: windows 7 no menu bar and it doesn't show up in the tools dropdown box under

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