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Interesting boot problem... Cold-boot vs hot-boot

Q: Interesting boot problem... Cold-boot vs hot-boot

I'm having a problem with booting my laptop - but only when cold-booting.

Never heard about this problem before. I can reboot just fine, and if i acces the BIOS and just go straight on exiting, not changing anything - it too boots windows normally without any hitches.

How is booting different from cold-boot to rebooting or through BIOS? I've been toying around with EFI boots, but everything [should be] reverted and i used my windows disc to repair the boot sequence. After the BIOS splash it just lingers and the "starting windows" gui doesnt appear.

Edit and edit2: I've now tried for a couple of times to let it sit, and it does boot up after about 4 minutes consistently. It goes like this:
I press power on. After,
3 seconds the BIOS splash comes on.
7 seconds the screen goes black.
4 min 0 seconds the screen turns off, then immediately turns on again with a black screen.
4 min 3 seconds the BIOS splash reappears.
4 min 7 seconds the "windows starting" gui comes on.
4 min 25 secs windows is booted up and responsive.

So the Black screen is consistently just about 3 minutes and 53 seconds. All BIOS settings are properly set to boot from HDD. No external HDDs or FDDs connected. Even removed the excess drive letter assignments in windows to be safe.
Satas in AHCI for the OS-SSD (and a spindle for storage). Booting from spindle drive is disabled in BIOS.

Its a brand new machine, and it worked properly when i formatted it to begin with and installed windows, so its not my install disc thats bad. I've been installing a lot of stuff, so its difficult to say what may have caused it, but it illudes me.

Any ideas?

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A: Interesting boot problem... Cold-boot vs hot-boot

Give us some info about the computer and which operating system.

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Computer: Dell Inspiron 1525, 320 GB HD with about 2 GB of free space left, 4 MB memory, running Vista Home Premium 32-Bit, SP1, updates current. Just lately, booting from off, Windows will not load, but instead gives me a \Boot\BCD error (0xc00000f)--an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. I have repaired this error with my Dell-supplied OS disc repeatedly, and each time I turn off the computer it has the same error at startup. I have read that I may have to rebuild the BCD, but I don't know how to do that. Before I check with Dell, who I suspect will just tell me to reload Windows, I need to know how approach fixing my boot configuration data. The computer has had no new software installations, just routine Windows and Trend Micro Internet Security updates, I checked the disc for errors, and a few files were missing or incorrect, and defragmentation has also been performed routinely. Dell PC checkup finds no issues. How should I proceed?

A:Boot\BCD error reading boot configuration data when starting from cold boot

Try this hard drive diagnostic procedure: http://usasma.vox.com/library/post/b...agnostics.html

Repeated errors on a hard drive usually indicate an impending failure. I'd backup your stuff as soon as possible.

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I have a dual boot installation with Windows XP and Windows 7 on the same drive with two partitions. Both work just fine.

However most times that I boot from a cold boot, I get NO Boot options menu, just a blank screen and the hard drive light glows red, but it doesn't really seem to be doing anything.

If I press the reset switch, everything works just fine, the computer reboots, I get a boot options menu for selecting the operating system and either one boots up just fine.

If I shutdown the machine for any period of time, I'll get the blank screen until I do a hard reset.

It seems like the boot loader is not finding the ini file with the options, but only on a cold boot? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Dual Boot No Boot Options Menu on Cold Boot

Long shot, but could it possibly be a dead CMOS battery?

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I have in my possession a hard drive with Windows XP Pro 64-bit. The OS resides on an NTFS file system partition of half of a 500 Gig hard drive. It is part of a custom built system and has had only been formatted once. This installation has been active for about six months. It did encounter a virus which infected the System Restore files and thus were cleared via safe mode. Since that time Safe Mode has been inaccessible. Consistently stopping at the acpitabl.dat file.

However, when booting Windows normally, the system boots with proper speed and with no apparent issues and continues to work for days on end.
It is only when booting into Safe Mode that any issues become apparent.

I am curious as to any solutions this fine community may have to offer. I received great information from the Hardware group and hope for the same here.

System hardware includes:
AMD Phenom Quad AM2+ Black Edition
Gigabyte MA790GP-UD4H
G.Skill Memory
Corsair 1000W PSU
Windows XP Pro x64

A:Safe Mode Boot Failure, Normal Boot Successful, Interesting.

Ignore the O/S, Worth A Look.Louis

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Yesterday Windows Explorer began to stop responding fairly frequently, but would restart itself without issue and continue to run fine. Today, Windows now freezes completely every 45ish minutes - usually a random program stops responding followed by everything, the mouse gets stuck, CTRL+ALT+DELETE does nothing, and it stays frozen this way. I've had one BSOD happen right after this occurs (I couldn't get the error code with auto-reboot but I just turned that off). The most recent freeze I got a "The logon process was unable to display security and logon options when CTRL+ALT+DELETE was pressed" message, and Windows just stayed frozen that way with nothing responding.

Upon hitting Restart button on my case or following the BSOD auto-reboot, my OS drive (a Crucial M4) it isn't detected in the BIOS, leading to a "Disk Boot Failure" message. Oddly, if I do a cold boot from this point and power back on, the Crucial M4 is detected and Windows starts normally. I can also boot normally after shutting down and restarting from within Windows. But no matter what, around 45 minutes later Windows then freezes again in the exact same way, repeating the cycle. I'm totally at a loss, please help!
System Specs:
Core i5 2500k @ 3.3 ghz
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
Windows 7 64 Bit SP 1
8 GB Ram
Crucial M4 64GB, Firmware 0001 (OS drive)
Seagate 1TB (for storage)

A:Random Freezing/BSOD, Boot Disk Failure, OK Cold Boot then Repeat


There are no .dmp files in the attachment. Please check this thread: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSODand configure for Small Memory Dumps.

In addition, please go through this thread: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...exe-7f1c0.html

Let us know if the troubleshooting steps mentioned help resolve your problem.

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I'm new here and have searched the web but can't seem to find similar symptoms.
I've noticed after performing various updates (either to whatever programs or Windows itself - any ones that require a re-start) that when I re-start my laptop and when the Alienware logo appears, booting basically freezes. I'm only having issues when I restart...even when there are no pending updates to anything. 
I tested today and booting actually continues on its own, but VERY slowly.  If I get stuck at this screen and I press my power button, the laptop immediately turns off.  Pressing the power button again boots the machine (to what I consider) normally.  It basically whizzes by the Alienware logo screen and into Windows without issue.  If I fully shutdown, then use the power button to boot up, everything goes normally too.  Re-starting (anytime) is when my issue occurs.
My system:
OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 ProVersion 10.0.10586 Build 10586OS Manufacturer Microsoft CorporationSystem Manufacturer AlienwareSystem Model Alienware 17System Type x64-based PCSystem SKU Alienware 17Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710MQ CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2501 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/Date Alienware A14, 9/24/2014SMBIOS Version 2.7Embedded Controller Version 1.01BIOS Mode LegacyBaseBoard Manufacturer AlienwareBaseBoard Model Not AvailableBaseBoard Name Base BoardPlatform Role MobileSecure Boot State UnsupportedPCR7 Configuration Binding Not Poss... Read more

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I'm at my wits end...

The problem:

First installed Windows 7 Proff 64-bit on this machine last monday after installing updates / drivers etc I began to recieve intermitent BSODs then began the trouble shooting. Tested memory with memtest86+ passed manually set voltages / timings ran memtest86+ again passed. Started driver verifier etc BSODs stopped. Shut down pc went to bed. Woke up turned on PC and was greeted with the "windows was unable to start up" screen. Rebooted PC tried to start it in safe-mode, couldn't would fail to boot. Tried booting with low res graphics... couldn't. Eventually I decided to do a system restore it finished and booted fine and was stable all day. Next morning I turn on my pc and I am greeted with windows boot error screen again. Getting fed up and figuring I don't have much on the machine anyway I reformat and reinstall windows 7. Wary of more errors I decide to test the drivers by installing them booting down for a bit then starting up again and then going into system restore to get rid of them so I have a clean enviroment for the next set. Finally I come to Ati's CCC 10.2 install it shut down reboot and I'm greeted with a blank screen login screen. At this point I am able to login but all that shows is a scaled down version of my wallpaper. No icons, no taskbar, nada. I can interact with the system ie start up task manager etc even though I still only see a blank wallpaper. Started going back through old drivers figuring that this w... Read more

A:BSOD KSOD No Boot Win7 64bit Cold Boot

Quote: Originally Posted by roborabbit

I'm at my wits end...

The problem:

First installed Windows 7 Proff 64-bit on this machine last monday after installing updates / drivers etc I began to recieve intermitent BSODs then began the trouble shooting. Tested memory with memtest89+ passed manually set voltages / timings ran memtest89+ again passed. Started driver verifier etc BSODs stopped. Shut down pc went to bed. Woke up turned on PC and was greeted with the "windows was unable to start up" screen. Rebooted PC tried to start it in safe-mode, couldn't would fail to boot. Tried booting with low res graphics... couldn't. Eventually I decided to do a system restore it finished and booted fine and was stable all day. Next morning I turn on my pc and I am greeted with windows boot error screen again. Getting fed up and figuring I don't have much on the machine anyway I reformat and reinstall windows 7. Wary of more errors I decide to test the drivers by installing them booting down for a bit then starting up again and then going into system restore to get rid of them so I have a clean enviroment for the next set. Finally I come to Ati's CCC 10.2 install it shut down reboot and I'm greeted with a blank screen login screen. At this point I am able to login but all that shows is a scaled down version of my wallpaper. No icons, no taskbar, nada. I can interact with the system ie start up task manager etc even though I still only see a ... Read more

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So, i recently formatted the pc, Im getting this weird error from windows boot every time i do a cold boot (meaning turning the pc on), if I just reset the pc i dont get the error.
Is weird because previous to this error, before formatting, i was getting a different boot error also only on cold boot.

Is not a huge headache, i just have to reset the pc every time i do a cold boot, but is an annoyance.

Any ideas?
The error message:

A:windows boot error only in cold boot

have to put in your disk and run startup repair/repair like it says?? chances are theres just a file or 2 missing thats causing this.

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When I cold boot the PC it tries to auto detects the hard drive, but it doesn't find it, then tries to boot from floppy or CD, nothing. Then I reboot and it Auto detects the hard drive, fine and starts XP. I tried 2 HDs and it was the same with either one. Any help would be appreciated. The PC is about 2 years old, with 256 RAM and Athlon 1.4.

A:Cold boot no HD, warm boot finds HD

There's a computer adage. Problems when the system is cold are related to connections. These go away when the system warms up and things expand. So for starters double check all connections concerning the hard drive and where the IDE cable attaches to the motherboard.

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System config: 1 hot swap bay for swapping in hard drives as Primary master.
1 cd as primary slave
1 6gb data drive on as secondary master.
1 2940 scsi controller running a 4gb drive which is my regular disk running W2K pro.

The problem:
I use the hot swap bay for testing other OS's and such.
My system normally boots from the scsi controller to my scsi disk running wk2 pro.

Last night I loaded RH7.0 onto a drive in the primary master position, in the hot swap bay.
Everything went great & RH7 came up running fine.

This morning when I took that drive out and booted back to my scsi drive I got an NTLDR missing error! WHAT! Upon closer inspection of the boot screen I noticed that I now had two (2) options for booting to which look like this where you make the selection:

Windows 2000(default)
Windows 2000(default)

make your selection in __ seconds

It was defaulting to the bottom one, and this is the one that gives me the ntldr error. It now gives an I/O error as well.

I rebooted and hit F8 and chose last known good profile.
And my system came up fine.

Any Ideas what would have caused this?
And any idea how to get rid of the second corrupt version that won't boot?



A:interesting boot problem

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I have an hp desktop with xp pro (sp2). When I start it up cold in the morning, it gets to the black screen with the xp logo and progress bar, and freezes. The appearance of the screen is also a little faded. When this problem first began, the progress bar would begin moving and then freeze, but now it never even moves. If I shut down the computer (holding power button) and then start again in a couple minutes, I get the black screen with startup options. From there it will start fine whether I choose "start normally" or "start using last known good configuration. If at some point during the day I restart the computer it will restart normally. A couple days ago AVG detected and removed "adamax.BEB." I have run malwarebytes with nothing found. Occasionally at random times I get and error message of "generic host process for win32 services has encountered a problem and has to close," but this has been going on for a long time. Another anecdote is that for about a year the mouse freezes upon startup, a problem I have been fixing by just unplugging and replugging in the mouse after startup, and then the mouse functions.

I am not aware of any new software downloaded recently that I haven't uninstalled. There is no new hardware. I did a system restore as far back in time as I could, with no change. I am considering downloading and running 360Amigo or RegScrubXP, and also doing an XP reinstall to fix errors. Any recommendations?

A:XP Pro (SP2) Cold Boot Problem

Forget the programs you mentioned...do a clean install and install all critical updates. SP2 does not reflect well over 100 critical updates which are deemed vital to system defense by microsoft.

Before doing a clean install...I would run the appropriate diagnostic on my hard drive...to ensure that the drive is not part of the problem.

System manufacturer and model?


Your potential probless...seem to extend beyond what your title suggests, IMO.

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Hello all -

Recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit on my Gateway P-173XL FX laptop and had no problems. Only driver issue was with the nVidia 8800M GTS driver and after being in eMail contact with nVidia I was able to obtain a driver for the card that didn't cause the system to crash. All went well until the DVD burner failed and the system went in for repair. Before this I was having problems with the video card drivers loading on the *first boot * of the day and thought the burner replacement would stop the problem........it didn't.

I received the system back, formatted the HD, reinstalled everything again and configured. Obtained yet a 4th driver from nVidia and all seemed to go well up until about a week ago when the laptop started - AGAIN - with this bootup issue. It seems to happen only when the system has been "cold" for a few hours, like overnight, and it either hangs completely at the "Welcome" splash screen or does boot up but without the video card and Synaptic touchpad drivers loaded (can see that in Device Manager). If I reboot they then load with everything else. While I am getting no BSOD this having to do hard shut-downs again and booting twice every morning is getting to be a hassle.

I've spent hours searching the Internet for these issues and Microsoft says they are are aware of the situation but that it causes no problems. Well it's a HASSLE to keep rebooting a system or having to do hard shut-downs becau... Read more

A:Cold Boot Problem

I don't know how to help you, but maybe you can find something here:Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP Date: Date and TimeEvent ID: 219 Task Category: (212)Level: Warning User: SYSTEM Computer: Computer Name Description: The driver \Driver\tunnel failed to load for the device ROOT\*ISATAP\0000.http://kbalertz.com/974720/After-clean-ins...ains-Event.aspx

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Every morning my WXP Pro freezes on the moving bar seek screen.

I have to press the reset button then all OK all day with all fresh log ins (unless the PC is off for quite a few hours).

Checked in the Event viewer and ID 49 Showing
Configuring the Page file for crash dump failed. Make sure there is a page file on the boot partition and that it s large enough to contain all Physical memory.

Not sure what that means or how to allocate enough.
I have 768 mb Ram
GE Force card 6600
2 internal Hard drives plus one external all Maxtors

Hope someone can help with this annoying problem.

A:cold boot problem

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Last week 2 memory slots in my PC quite working. While trying to determine if it was the RAM or the slots (suppose memory controller is more correct) I Cleared CMOS, swapped memory modules & right about then the PC quite restarting. Click on restart & windows shuts down, monitor goes blank but the PSU never powers off. Before I would hear the PSU power cycle just before the PC restarted. At least I think it was the PSU, a mechanical restart with a fan. There's only one case FAN & the heatsink fan, but I don't think that's it. I suppose it could be the case fan.

It does however shutdown just fine. Click shutdown & Windows shuts down & powers the PC (PSU) off.

Since the memory slots were toast I purchased a new MB, that did correct the memory issue - all RAM is now accounted for in Windows. However the restart condition persists. I updated the BIOS, cleared CMOS again & removed/replaced the battery. I made triple sure that all connections are secure.

Power scheme is set to balanced & I have never enabled hibernation on this PC.
In the BIOS Remote Wakeup & Auto Power On are disabled. ACPI mode is S3 & AC recovery is OFF.
A little research on Shutdown vs. Restart indicates a Shutdown results in a Cold Boot whereas a Restart results in a Warm Boot:
For a shutdown and start the last thing is turning off power to the system board. When the system is turned on the CPU boots and passes control to the bios. For a restart the la... Read more

A:PC will Cold Boot but won't Warm boot?

Mate try this I think you have a PSU issue.
PSU- Jump Start

for a reference
PowerSupply 101: A Reference Of Specifications - Power Supplies as you will seethere is a +/- 5% variance that can make all the difference so 11.4v is way toolow and 12.6v way too high.

Plus remember correct bolts do not mean correct current (amps - in turn watts)

Now while you are reading the second ref in section 2 there is a Power_Good text now if you do not get any or very low volts at pin 8 (grey cable) then there is something wrong with the PSU because that lead tells the timer chip to start the machine if and only if the self test in the PSU comes up good.

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I am getting a BSOD when booting up first time on cold start, seems to be only happening that one time as when I restart the computer it boots up fine the next time. I caught a glimpse of the filename and seems to be the nvidia card. Though not sure of whats the cause.

Its been awhile since I have posted here, hello to all


A:BSOD on boot up from cold boot

Hi bullfights.

The BSOD is caused by the display driver, apparently; and a 0x3B is usually occurs by driver configuration.

Your installed version of the driver is not the latest. The latest one is and your one is (as per device manager, driver version, not forceware).

So you need to update it. But I would suggest you to first download the latest version. Then disconnect from internet. Then uninstall the present driver, all the components, and then reinstall the downloaded latest version.

Let us know the results.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 3B, {c000001d, fffff8801469a1cc, fffff88005d9f820, 0}

Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+25e1cc )

Followup: MachineOwner

4: kd> !analyze -v
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Hello Everyone!

When I cold boot my pc, it fails to complete the boot initially, then boots to the desktop with an error reporting message, then works fine (occasionally reboots 8-10 hours later with the same message).

My system:
OS: Windows 8 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 965
Motherboard: Gigabyte 970A-D3 rv 1.4
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670
RAM: Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX 4GB (2x2 DDR3 1600)
WhoCrashed Report is below

My thoughts were that it was a video driver issue, but uninstalling and reinstalling the video drvers and ati catalyst 13.1 have not fixed the issue. I also ran Memtest 86+ v4.20 to check for bad memory but 8 passes show no errors. This problem didn't happen when I was running win xp, only began when I installed windows 8 on 1/13. Any help would be appreciated, because I'm lost at this point.



WhoCrashed Report:
System Information (local)
computer name: FRED
windows version: Windows 8 , 6.2, build: 9200
windows dir: C:\Windows
CPU: AuthenticAMD AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor AMD586, level: 16
4 logical processors, active mask: 15
RAM: 4292071424 total
VM: 2147352576, free: 1835905024

Crash Dump Analysis
Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Mon 1/21/2013 6:49:06 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\012113-13416-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x7B340)
Bugcheck code: 0x9F (0x3, 0xFFFF... Read more

A:Windows cold boot problem

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Hi, this is my first post and I've been reading and researching this problem.
I have an eMachine 2.21Ghz, nVidia nForce 405 Chipset, 1GB RAM, 400GB Harddrive, Vista Home Premium 32Bit SP2, Second HardDrive with XP SP3.
I was playing a game when I thought I heard the computer beep, but I thought, "no probably my watch". Playing World of Warcraft that is.
It just shut off. Everything but the monitor. Ever since, I haven't been able to get Vista going again. Even XP. Yeh, I was running Vista when it happened.
I've tried Safe-Boot, and every darn thing from the list when pressing F8. I've tried to restore, everything. It wouldn't boot in safe mode. I've reset the CMOS, still nothing.
I tried unplugging, pulling the battery out, and holding the power button for 30 seconds. Yeh, I tried it on the motherboard, that was the first thing I tried for resetting. I've tried booting from my Vista disc, and it will show the little graphic of the green bar showing that it's loading, then it shuts itself off.
Soon after the first SHUT-OFF that it did, it displayed only 1 error message.
- Blue Screen and something with NV___ couldn't load or corrupted(<-can't remember the rest, maybe DSP). Then it never displayed the error again.
So, I tried to give you as much information as I could with my problem. Nothing graphical will load. Thinking the nVidia integrated graphics got fried.
The only thing I can think of is to have the MB checked. I swiped out the PSU with an... Read more

A:Vista Wont Boot~Interesting Problem

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Malware (read the details at the link)

If that passes, then try another video card to see if you can get a display.

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So heres the deal. I am only fifteen years old and i spent my entire years salary of refereeing soccer games on a new PC. I chose the parts and built it myself. Here are the specs:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-p55a-ud3 (revision 1.0)

Processor: intel i5-750

Memory: G.Skill f3-10666cl8d-4gbhk ------- 4gb total

Video Card: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4650

Hard drive: WD cavier blue 320 GB WD3200AAJB

This is a HDD i bought about a month ago for a different PC because it had the PATA connector. it still works with my mobo because the motherboard has an ide input slot.

Case: Raidmax Smilodon extreme black

PSU: Antec 550w BP550

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

All these products were bought from Newegg.com except for the hard drive and OS

Heres the problem. The install of Windows went fine. Everything works good except when I cold boot the system (leave it off overnight and then turn it on). For some reason what happens is Windows loads with the logo then appears as if its going to the log in screen. it shows the cursor for about 10 seconds and then the system restarts. however, all i have to do to fix this cold boot problem is remove the memory and replace it in the slots. It works good until the next time i have to cold boot.

However, I woke up this morning and attempted to cold boot the system. it obviously didnt work so i went ahead with the normal procedure. I attempted to boot it up and the same thing happens when i would attempt to cold boot it for the fir... Read more

A:new computer build cold boot problem

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at about 15 computers I performed monthly patch update + UAC set to the default (was off) + installed Foolish Premium.

Unfortunately for me, the two stations have become the following previously unseen problems:

1) often spontaneously switches numlock (I solved by Numlocker utility)

2) Turn off and turn on the computer 2x happened to me that Windows starts up "Troubleshooting startup and automatic system recovery",
dialogue can be canceled and shut down the system completely and normally booting.

3) sometime lose network shortcuts on desktop (I turned off Automatic troubleshooter for "maintenance" shortcut)

The logs do not contain anything interesting ... No virus by AVG and other online virus scanners (Eset ...)

Anybody got a tip what could it cause? I note that the same configuration on more than 15 additional machines were completed without problems.

Thanks for the tips ...

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Hi, Having problems when bringing system back up from shutdown (cold boot). GTX 960M graphics is not found at all, have to reboot right away for it to be detected. No problems whatsoever after reboot. Heres what I've tried so far to solve the problem;Reinstall all drivers, including graphics driversPut fast boot from windows 10 settings to offPut fast boot from BIOS to offReinstall Windows 10, clean installReinstall Windows 10, with Lenovo softwareAny ideas on solving the problem? Could this be BIOS update related like the "no display" -cases seen here lately? Lenovo solution center reports everything being OK, except for the "stress test" from GTX 960M. Regards, Jarmo, Finland

A:Y700 Cold boot graphics problem, GTX 960M not dete...

Welcome to the forums.
I am not sure about the reason for your issue, hence my recommendation would be to contact Lenovo support by Phone and send in your laptop for a repair. You should explain things to them in detail about the Cold boot issue.
Since this is the first time I am hearing about this issue, It could be an impending GPU failure or just a loose connection, cannot be sure until the laptop is looked at.

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Here's my strange problem:

I have a 120gb Seagate HDD that I use for backup storage. I have been using the drive for about 5 months now without a problem. One day I booted it up and realized that BIOS did not detect it. It is currently SECONDARY SLAVE. The strange part is, once I get into winxp, it sees the drive - albeit in PIO ONLY mode instead of DMA. Once I do a reboot (NOT A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN), BIOS sees the drive and it functions normally again - winxp sees the drive as correctly functioning and in DMA mode.

What's strange is that once I start up the computer from a cold boot, go into BIOS, and check what devices are where, BIOS does not see anything in secondary slave at first. Once, I do an "auto detect" it picks up the info on my HDD and it works fine.

I've tried flashing the BIOS and the problem persists. HOWEVER, the drive works fine as secondary MASTER. I swapped my sec. slave and master and the setup works fine. The device that I put into slave (a liteon 811s dvd writer) detects correctly and works fine in windows. I just have no idea why the seagate drive does not detect at first boot.

Here are my specs:
pentium 4 2.4
EliteGroup L4S8A2 mobo latest 1.0E BIOS
PRIMARY MASTER: maxtor 80gb
PRIMARY SLAVE: seagate 80gb
SECONDARY SLAVE: seagate 120gb (problem drive)
OS: WinXP Pro SP1

Please provide any feedback, this is driving me crazy!

A:VERY strange Seagate HDD problem - cannot detect on cold boot, but detects on reboot

A big drive like that 120G requires an 80-wire IDE flat-cable. It will run on a 40-wire cable but only at a reduced rate. Being on the same cable as a CD, reduces the HD to the DMA/PIO level of that CD.
The CD-drive only needs a 40-wire and will probably not even function with an 80-wire cable.
So unless you get another PCI-IDE controller, you will have some speed and/or compatibility problems.
Make that 120GB master and run that CD as slave, since that works (as you say).

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I have a Win XP desktop which had problems with the hdd. The hdd and disk drive were connected to the same IDE bus(the motherboard only has one), the disk set as slave, the hdd as master. The computer worked fine except for errors with the hdd. I purchased a new hdd, and copied all contents of the old hard disk over using acronis migrate easy. In order to do this, I had to disconnect the disk drive, and connect the new hard drive in its place. The cloning process went smoothly and when I disconnected the old hard drive, I was able to boot into the new one. Everything worked fine, but when I connected the disk drive and rebooted, I got the error message:
"reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device"
How do I fix this?

A:Solved: "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot d

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Hey guys,
just reformatted my PC with Windows XP x64 bit edition,
After putting in my Mobo CD and installing the necessary drivers,
I restarted and got this message:
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key
I looked around the internet for a bit, and most said to change the boot sequence in the BIOS to the primary drive,
it was already set to the primary drive, so I disabled the 2nd and 3rd boot choices.
But low and behold, I still got the message.
Although, a couple times, I was able to get to Windows.
Then when I restart, I get the message again.
So I'm not really sure what to do.
Thanks to anyone who would like to help.

A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot devic

First...system manufacturer and model?
Just guessing...but I would disconnect the hard drive and reconnect it...then see if the BIOS properly recognizes the hard drive.  If it does, then I would try to boot.
I would also enable all boot options in the BIOS...and try to boot from an option other than the hard drive, if you have a bootable XP CD, bootable USB, etc.  Save all changes made by hitting F10.
If the system can boot from an alternate option but not from the HD...it's probably a hard drive situation.
If the BIOS doesn't cannot retain the changed settings or you start getting other hardware errors...my guess would be CMOS battery needs replacement.

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Hi  I have problem in my laptop lenovo yoga 520  "Default Boot Device Missing or boot failedInsert recovery media and hit any key Then select boot manager to choose a new boot device to boot or recovery media."  Cannot start windows 10  Thank you

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Computer won't boot "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key." everytime i turn on the computer a black screen pop up saying
"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
This product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5,307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US^,115,776 and
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.27 (10/31/11)
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE Rom.
Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key."
i can't even do anything on the computer and when trying to use the media disk it stays on a black screen.

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I receive a black screen and I try ctrl alt delete and it is as if my system is asleep ...i try all the crap from way back trying to get the screen to load....does not....i wind up hitting power button to my fatal pissed offness ......it reminds me if i
had 20 processes running but i do not...even gchrome lockbogsssss up thinking that chrome is an issue but with the recent download update from microsoft within 3 days ago i had no problem before..........please help because it is trifle-some right now 


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When I bought this system it came with Windows 98 SE and started the boot prosses automatically when the power button is pressed. After upgrading to Windows XP Home I always have to press the power on button then the reset button before it will boot. I have tried updating the BIOS, even bought a new chip. No help, still refuses to boot.

A:cold boot


Could you post the make and model of the PC so we can research it for you? Also when you upgraded did you do an Update or New Install?

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Hey guys,
Thanks ahead of time for the help. I can honestly say I'm dumbfounded with this issue and would rather ask for help then hook up my master HD as a slave and force a reformat which would be my next step.

Anyways, here's the background on the issue.

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ OC'd to 2.75ghz
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe Mobo
BFG Tech Nvidia 7800 GTOC x2 (SLI)
Dual Sata Hd's, both the 3gb/s connection. (750gb main/250gb Backup)
Sound Blaster XFI Fatal1ty sound card
Creative modem blaster v.92 dialup modem ( @ dialup)

A few days ago, not quite sure why, but when I booted the comp the graphics card proceeded to tweak out and basically looked like fuzz upon entering windows. Eventually after hard resetting it a few times it'd boot normal. Today, I was running Nvidia NTune utility to find a stable OC setup for my PCI bus and what not, and it rebooted as normal during the process. Graphics card tweaked again, so I did what I know to do and uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers for my 7800's. Seemingly fixed the problem. Rebooted and resumed the OC process and went to watch TV.

45 Minutes later I come back and my computer is rebooting itself constantly. Upon getting the the xp loading screen, it BSoD's and reboots.

So, I try and boot in safemode to uninstall/reinstall drivers yet again. When I press safemode, it begins loading basic drivers. When it gets to SPTD.sys it pauses, locks up, and reboots (no BSoD)

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A:[SOLVED] BSoD on standard boot, safe mode boot, and xp install disc boot


Well, a friend needed me to fix a design for him emergency status in Illustrator CS3, so I went to work troubleshooting.

All signs point to NTFS.sys being corrupt, etc. Which makes the drive unreadable, hence the reboots.

So, I snagged my dads IDE harddrive from his computer, hooked it up as master in my computer and it still gave me the BSoD. I then unhooked both of my Sata Hd's, and ran ONLY the IDE drive. This IDE drive is fine (i'm on it right now on my dads comp to write this). I try and boot my system off just his harddrive and it STILL gave me the BSoD.

Only difference is the BSoD is staying up now on normal boot so I can give you the error.

Error code is 0x0000007B? I believe.

But yeah, the computer is still unable to boot off a good HD even with the bad ones not hooked up.

Now I'm thinking a memory issue? or Video ram issue? Fried GPU/RAM?

AHHHHHH!!!!! i have no idea what to do. This is ridiculous. meanwhile my friend is screwed on his design for a t-shirt i told him i'd do.

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So basically, my computer has been doing this for awhile:

I will be running my computer, and it will randomly say

"Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"
or something similar to that.

It used to only do it about once every week, but now it's up to almost every day. I will post the
? OS - Windows 7? x64 ? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7 ? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? pre installed ? Age of system (hardware) ~2 years ? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? ~ 2 years ? CPU ? Video Card NVIDIA? GeForce? GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM ? MotherBoard ? Power Supply - brand & wattage - not that relevant ? System Manufacturer Asus ? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) ASUS - Notebooks- ASUS G73Jw

I will post the BSOD File Collection app as soon as it is ready in the morning. It's been waiting for auto run to complete for a half hour now and it's 3:50 am...

A:Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot

I finished getting the other file, but it is 6 mb, which means it's too big to upload. So I guess I can email it to you if you want it, or if you can provide me another way of attaching it I could do that too.

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recently i woke up, went in my computer room, and saw the screen was black with the following message displayed
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

so i rebooted and windows started fine

couple days later same thing happened, only it won't reboot, just comes back to the same screen

the hard drive is the only thing showing bios (samsung hdd), but when i hook up as slave drive to another comp, it only shows the usb/sata adapter, not the drive, also noticed the dreaded hard drive clicking noise, i really don't want to send to a data recovery company due to cost, but my family photos are on there and i have no backups, are there any other options?

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I have dual boot in my laptop with Ubuntnu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Today after working on Ubuntu I restarted and switched to Windows and as soon as it logged in I noticed the battery was 0%. I thought maybe it was some kind of glitch or something (silly me!) so I just pulled the power supply and the laptop abruptly turned off. My laptop battery is completely dead now...won't charge at all and after that incident when I tried to log back into Windows it showed this error:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I don't have an installation disc, I tried pressing F8 and none of the options there helped. Ubuntu still works totally fine though. So I'm guessing it is not some hard drive crash and my data are fine in Windows but I just can't boot into it! Please Help!!

A:Dual Boot: Win7: Boot Manager Status: 0xc000000f boot selection failed

Are you using GRUB2 as bootmanager and is windows one of the options? Or do you start ubuntu from the win7 boot menu?

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I'v have just bought a Dell Inspiron N5110 from car boot sale. This laptop turns on but will not get past the screen shown in the photo. Hard drive has been removed, all other parts are still in place. The guy who sold this laptop, had the hard drive removed.
Intel Core i5 Processor (unsure of exact speed or generation because unable to access desktop due to error).
15" Screen
HDMI, USB, Ethernet ports, and SD card reader
1. What does this error mean:
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key.
2. I want to install a 1TB 2.5" hard drive. If yes, which Western Digital hard drive should I go for?
3. Curently it has 4GB RAM installed. Want to install 8GB RAM to optimise performance. please tell me which make/brand should I go for?
4. I also have a Dell recovery operating system windows 7 home premium from another Dell Laptop. Will this Dell recovery opertaing system work and install Windows 7 using the key located underneath the laptop near the battery area of the Dell Inspiron N5110?
Thanks in advance!!

A:Error message at boot up: Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot...

The first thing you are going to need to do is to purchase and install a hdd.
Newegg has a Western Digital 1TB hdd for $69.99 plus tax and shipping. 
You will then need to install Windows Home Premium 64-bit.  You can download a ISO image of your operating system here.
You will need to burn the ISO image to a DVD to create a bootable installation disc.  
How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.  
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
4.  In the image below you will see Disk burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.

5.  In the image below you can see that the green progress bar, when the image is finished burning the bar will be filled.

6.  After the image has completed being burned click on Close.
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Sounds stupid this one, but i'm sure that when you boot your computer up you can see what its actually doing instead of just seeing the windows screen.

Any idea how i can do this??

A:Solved: More interesting boot up

You can try the tip here to disable the Windows XP splash screen and show bootup information.

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This is my first time posting here, so thank you for the time reading. I'm having a unique issue, or at least it seems unique to me. My computer will start up and show the first second of the boot up process and mention the RAM, and goes black. Then it shows a large screen of numbers/letters for the boot up I'd assume. It's normal to see it, then goes black again. 30 seconds later, the Windows XP loading bar shows up for just a second, then goes black. The "Starting Up Windows" prompt comes up, and I see my Profile there, but then the screen goes black. I can use memory to click on the profile, log in, etc, but the screen is still black but I can hear the windows start up music.
The whole computer is boot up, it's only showing me the first second, literally just a second, of the new screens as they cycle through and never come back until it gests to the next section. I've resate the video card as well as other portions plugged into the mobo, so I'm really at a loss of what to do since those are just simple ideas.
Let me know what you think could be. I'm fairly computer literate so I have some grasps.
Windows XP SP3
Radeon 5770 Video Card
Gigabyte MoBo
AMD Athlon II Black Edition

A:Interesting Boot Up Issue

Five ideas come to my mind
--- Check Device Manager and see if there are any Yellow or Red markers
--- Try Safe Mode
--- Use the VGA port, not the video card port
--- Remove the video card and use the VGA port
--- Try another monitor

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PC failed to cold boot, stopped just before the Windows logo came in. Restarted the pc and all appeared ok but again noticed that the system time had gone out again (seems to do this when it hangs).

The dumps it collected would be before I tested the below as it did not BSOD today just hung on the first boot.

Really cannot get to the bottom of this:
Ram test came back ok
I have disabled readyboost
Tried IDE Sata mode
Pulled hair out

Conected USB devices at startup:
Sharkoon Fireglider Mouse
Logitech G15 Keyboard
Nvidia 3D vision

My pc is:
MSI 785GTM-E45
Phenom AM2+ Quad 2.3
1tb Samsung F3 HDD
2bg DDR2 800
Nvidia GTX460
700W PSU

A:Cold Boot Hang

Any ideas?

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I recently built a new system running windows 7 home premium 64bit. I downloaded the latest drivers for all the hardware in my system and completed as much updates for the OS that were available.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8103 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -236 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76216 MB, Free - 44878 MB; D: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 454089 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

While booting up this morning this is a message that popped up before the bsod, "memory could not be read 0xfffffff" (first time I have seen this the two weeks I have been attempting to make this system work)


Stop: 0x0000000A sorry that I did not record the parameters

This is the latest dumpfile I received upon boot up today any insight or help would be appreciated.

A:BSOD upon cold boot.

Have you tried testing your memory using a bootable program such as Memtest?

If so, (and it tested OK), try removing all of your sticks of memory, and
inserting only one at a time while running your PC. See if that helps.

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I have been experiencing BSoDs for over a year now.
they usally happens in the first couple of boots everyday (heard it is called cold boot error)

and lately it happened with me while playing hardcore games

I tried reinstalling win many times and formating the whole HDD but no use.

I think the problem is related to my ram cuz sometimes when I rmove them and put them in the motherboard again the problem is solved for some time and sometimes nothing happens at all, and when I run memtest86 it gave me a hell 3M error one time and the other time it gave me 9 passes and 0 errors

By the way sorry for the bad english

I have win 7 pro x86
full retail version
I bought this computer more than 4 years ago, II had my motherboard fixed before and changed some ICs in it (I think over restarting the computer due to BSoDs caused it)
The last time I installed win7 was 1 month ago

A:Cold boot BSoDs and more

The discrepancies in how your memtests are showing could be caused by a faulty power supply, which can fluctuate in its power output and cause unexpected hardware problems. The motherboard could also contribute to this.

Have you swapped sticks and tested them all on each solitary slot? You may have a bad memory slot or two, in which case it'd be the motherboard that would need replacing. If you want my honest opinion, though, I'd say the power supply is to blame.

Do you have your system overclocked? If so, reset to factory defaults. In addition, check for any BIOS updates, and also check the website for your motherboard manufacturer to confirm if the RAM you have present is compatible with that mobo.

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My PC has been very difficult to start, especially in the morning. I need to press the 'on' button like 15 to 20 times (each time nothing happens), until, suddenly, the 'on' light appears on the casing, and it goes through the usual procedure of booting up. I liken it to trying to light up a damp disposable lighter.

Once it's up and running, it's rock solid - no problems at all.

The motherboard, RAM, CPU and video card are about a year old. Thinking it might be the on switch on the PC casing (about 3-4 yrs old), I moved everything, including the 3-4 yr old power supply, into a new PC casing last year. At first, it booted up fine fine every time - so I thought it was the old casing. Now it's started acting up again.

I changed the power cord and the CMOS battery earlier, but no use.

Could it be the power supply? I'm thinking it's either that or the motherboard..

Anyone gone through something similar? Advice?

A:Difficult to boot PC from cold

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I have built my own pc last week-(I5 3750k, Cm 212 Plus EVO, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4H, Corsair 8Gb Vengeance LP, Corsair AX 850w, Windows 8 x64)
It has been working fine until the last few days.
I get BSOD dpc watchdog violation on start up. If i restart the system it some time goes to desktop if im lucky. Mostly happens on cold boots.
I Really need help, I cant figure it out... I have checked SSD and updated firmware, have updated drivers. Still same problem.. I have tried to read the dumpfiles with WINDBG. All i can find is:

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 9200.16551.amd64fre.win8_gdr.130306-1502
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`c4c83000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`c4f4fb00
Debug session time: Fri May 10 18:47:01.078 2013 (UTC + 1:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 8:24:28.125

Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt+5a240 )
I have recovered my drive to when i installed windows 8 x64 and problem still persist. I also have checked all over the internet, If anybody can help me? I would be really grateful.

A:BSOD on Cold Boot (Please Help)

Only 59 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 66 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

You have 4 hard drives. What is the make/model/wattage and age of your Power Supply?

Gigabyte ET6 (EasyTune6) is known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems (the driver is GVTDrv64.sys). Please uninstall it. Also uninstall the Easy Saver software (gdrv.sys) as it can cause the same issues.

All of the BSOD's blame Alpham164.sys - a driver component of your Ideazon ZBoard/Ideazon Fang. These drivers date from 2007 and are likely not compatible with Win8. Please download and install the latest, Win8 compatible drivers for this device. If there are no Win8 compatible drivers, please uninstall it from your systems and physically remove the device in order to test and see if it's causing the BSOD's.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

teamviewervpn.sys Thu Dec 13 04:22:09 2007 (4760F9C1)
TeamViewerVPN Network Adapter

LGBusEnum.sys Mon Nov 23 20:36:48 2009 (4B0B38B0)
Logitech Keyboard

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8 days ago i turned on the pc and then my a cup of tea. When i came back the pc had a flashing cursor in the top left screen. I turned it off and then on and then it went as far as the windows progress flash screen and stopped so i rebooted again and after nearly an hour of this i got it working.
There was no blue screen and no error messages apart from 1 about the pc not shutting down properly.
Turned pc off at night time and in the morning the same thing and it has been like that for 4 days.
Thursday i backed up the sata hard drive to a 80gb ide hard drive and then took out the sata drive and put in a 40gb ide drive and reinstalled home premium. It seemed ok but when i went to turn on the pc on Friday morning the same thing happen and the same today.
All that is connected is hard drive,mouse,keyboard,dvd rw,Atheros wireless network card and graphics card which the monitor is connected to.
Thank you for any help you may give me.

A:PC will not cold boot but ok on restart.

I put this in the wrong thread so started a new thread and i will mark this as solved.

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So basically, whenever I cold boot, in the black screen I get:
IDE Channel 0 Master : None
IDE Channel 0 Slave : None
IDE Channel 1 Master : None
IDE Channel 1 Slave : None
SATA3 : None
SATA4 : None
SATA1 : None
SATA2 : None

Thus (with no devices detected) I'm stuck in a daily manner on either the black screen (as seen in the SS below) or (if I entered BIOS settings even though I realize it doesn't do anything) a completely blank screen with a single underscore blinking at the top left corner.
The Samsung 120GB HDD is connected through an IDE cable (80 pin), to where it refers to as "0 Master".

This thread here is an old one similar to my case. I tried every suggestion found there and in a few other threads to no avail.
Things I've tried so far and didn't solve a thing include:
Many combinations of timing with the boot button, nothing.
Also combinations of killing the power via the power supply button and opening it back, instant or delayed booting after that, etc., nada.
Repeated warm or cold boots (once over an hour) do not work.
Changing BIOS settings, resetting it with "load optimized defaults" or "load fail-save defaults", fix nothing.
I changed the IDE cable, though not with a brand new one, but the one that was working just fine with my DVD-RW. I took it from the DVD-RW and connected it to the HDD. No difference whatsoever.
A few notes:
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A:No HDD Recognition upon Cold Boot

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This is my first post on here, long time listener, first time caller etc so hello to everyone I have a annoying problem thats been bugging me for a few days now

I built a PC for my cousin last week but have had one very annoying problem:

- The first time i switch on the PC its perfectly fine, everything is normal, no temperature spikes nothing at all wrong.

- When i switch it off/shut down the pc and turn it on the second time the screen goes all funny and the display is all buggered and wonky and stuff.

- The wonkiness/glitchy screen happens on start up even before windows loads up and will continue to happen.

- The only way to fix this is to unplug/switch off the power at the source (wall socket or extension lead) where it will go back to normal.

Now i have tried it with another monitor and the same thing happens so can only assume it isn't the monitors problem, i was thinking more along the lines of faulty gfx card/motherboard or psu! but can't seem to narrow it down.

Specs are:
- Asus A8N-E mobo
- Amd athlon 64 3700 San Diego (i think)
- PSU is a Hiper Type R 580W
- AOpen Nouveau Midi Tower Case
- Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 200GB
SATA-II 8MB Cache Hrad drive
- Windows XP Home editon

Any ideas on what else i can do to pinpoint this problem or what the problem could be? Any thoughts to help solve this problem would be much appreciated.

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Hi there... After scouring threads and trying all fixes suggested I'm giving up and posting my own.

The issue: Every boot after computer has been off for more than a minute produces a BSOD with KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR code.

What I've tried:
Windows reinstall - issue persists
Drivers - up to date
CHKDSK - no errors
MEMTEST 86 - no errors
SFC /SCANNOW - no errors

Here are my system specs:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
Intel Core i7 3820QM @ 2.70GHz 40 ?C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
24.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
PA248 ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (CLEVO/KAPOK Computer)
GeForce GTX 675MX (CLEVO/KAPOK Computer) 43 ?C
Hard Drives
699GB Seagate ST9750420AS (SATA) 31 ?C
Optical Drives
Slimtype DVD A DS8A8SH
Realtek High Definition Audio

and... Here is what bluescreenview is telling me in my dump file

Dump file: 050113-12046-01.dmp
Crash time: 5/1/2013 9:33:59 AM
Bug Check code: 0x0000007a
Parameter 1: 00000000`00000004
Parameter 2: 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3: fffffa80`13c1f5b0
Parameter 4: fffff880`1a4df000
Caused by driver: ntoskrnl.exe
Caused by address: ntoskrnl.exe+5a240
Processor: x64
Crash address: ntoskrnl.exe+5a240
Full path: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\050113-12046-01.dmp
Processor count: 8
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A:BSOD on every cold boot.

Also... looking at event viewer in windows I see a critical error logged at this same time which doesn't make sense seeing as I had shut down the computer properly.

"The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.



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I've been getting a weird BSOD everytime I cold boot in the morning. However, unlike the other cold boot BSOD's I've read about on the site, my comp doesn't blue screen until after i've passed the loading screen, and I log into my desktop.

It's really weird, but I always have enough time to log in, load msn and do stuff. Then, while i'm in the middle of surfing the net (basically, not very high demanding stuff), the computer would BSOD, and restart. Then there would be absolutely no problems until the next time i turn off my computer and turn it on the next morning.

I've already run memtest (I previously had BSOD problems, fixed with a clean reformat and reinstallation of windows 7) and there are no problems with my ram.

Yesterday, I tried to hibernate and see if there would be a change. There was not. I attached the minidump for this bluescreen. Let me know if I need to provide additional details. Thanks for your help!

A:Cold Boot BSOD....I believe...

Don't happen to have G.Skill ram do you? Im having the exact same problem, and hear that it could either be a power supply problem, or particularly G.Skill ram problem. The next time you go to switch your PC on, instead of booting into windows, run a memtest.

Good Luck

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My computer will restart everytime when cold boot(i will unplug the power of the tower after i shutdown my computer)....but it only reboot once in cold boot.Then everything will be fine. Windows will show error message....
When i sent the report to microsoft, it will state something wrong with the video...
I tried to reinstall the latest video card driver. Replace a new video card....
Same things happen
Do memory and hdd diagnostic test all works fine.
Try to reinstall the windows....Same errors happened....
Guys....Do you have any clue on what's wrong....?

Thanks very much for your help!!!

Here are the Spec....

cpu: intel 805 2.6GHz Dual core
mb: asus p5vd2-mx
ram: smart 1g ram
hdd: samsung sp2504n
video card: sapphire x550 512mb(original) gigabyte x550 256(replacement)
OS: windows xp home sp2

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so i have installed windows 7 on my computer about a year ago. ive never had any blue screens due to it crashing, never had any problems to the point where i would need to re install the OS, however, ive noticed that on cold boots the system runs painfully slow, it will boot up fairly fast on a normal restart tho, like 20-35 seconds. on a cold boot it can take about 1-2 minutes to load in windows, and then once that happens its not so much it going slow as that there is a point during which i cannot click anything or else it will take forever to accomplish. what i mean by this is, it will load to my desktop and for a period of about 3 more minutes i will try to right click on the desktop and it will do the circle thing for like 20 seconds before giving me the drop down menu. if i right click again right after, it shows up instantly.
same with trying to open up a file within those first couple of minutes. it will take like 45 seconds to open a picture. its weird..
I have tweaked my windows 7 to startup only necessary drivers and turned off search index along with Aero.
My HDD isn't fragmented and ive got about 120gbs out of 450 available. so its not that bad.

Now some of you may say, well its just loading the processes. but i only have catalyst control center loading up as a startup item lol. and even after it loads. it goes through a wierd 3-4 minute phase in which everything is slow as hell. then works perfectly fine.
any help?

A:Slow Cold Boot

One difference between a warm boot and a cold boot is that in a cold boot the component devices are initialized. So it could be a failing component. Any clues in the Device Manager or the Event Viewer?

Another difference is RAM addressing. Cold boot maps the RAM, warm boot does not.
You could run Memtest86+ to test your RAM.

Another difference is simply warming up. Power supplies and spinning hard drives, if they are failing, can have issues when starting up from a dead stop, but work fine when warmed up. I think video cards can have a issue too.

I'm just throwing some things out here - brainstorming.

How does it do going into Safe Mode?

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