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Q: computer can't load windows O S of another computer

I transfer a hard drive from a faster computer to a slower computer and the Windows Operating System cannot be loaded fully to operate ( ie it load only some files and stop). Can any one help me?

Preferred Solution: computer can't load windows O S of another computer

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: computer can't load windows O S of another computer

Hi and welcome to TSF.
Unfortunately, Windows installations are specific to the system it was set up on. You will need to reinstall Windows on the slower machine I'm afraid.

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I have a two year old Dell PC with Windows 7. I got a virus in my computer that by phone and computer takeover Norton located in my MBR. When they cleaned it my computer will no longer boot up. Norton worked with me for three days on the problem but we were unable to fix the computer. I followed other web sites and repaired my MBR but it still will not boot up. I tried System Repair, Check point, Image, and Dell system restore and all failed. I have tried to use the Windows install CD and all I get is a black screen with a flashing cursor and then after 3 minutes the compute attempts to boot again and fails. I tried everything to try and wipe the drive from C prompt and it will not let me. I have very weak computer skills but I can follow directions and I have wiped a previous computer I owned. (I confirmed that my CD drive is working) I also should mention I have a second hard drive on my computer that I backed everything up to.

A:Dell Computer PC will not load Windows install CD from computer crash

See if you can reset the BIOS hardware/software connections and then clear the CMOS to access your Windows 7 install disc.
Resetting hardware/software connections in the BIOS and clearing temporary memory of corruption:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware

Clear the CMOS:Use your system manual to find instructions for accessing the BIOS...
In the BIOS, go to the EXIT screen...
Choose load setup/optimized defaults... Read more

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I've been having issues with my laptop for a few weeks now. It has been freezing a lot, and I would have to restart windows frequently. Directly after windows would load, I would get this blue screen that would display messages, but due to my computers settings it would immediately restart, so I'm unsure of what it displayed.
Today, my computer did this same thing, restarted, only this time it remained on the screen which gives you the options of either going to the bios setup, or the boot menu. I've tried going to the boot menu, and the bios screen, but it will say "please wait", and never load.

A:My computer will not load windows

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I just got a Dell SC420 2.8ghz/256mb/40gb hdd and loaded windows xp on it. It ran just fine for several re-boots and suddenly it just rebooted. Now, it will only boot thru the bios but will not attempt to load windows. I have run all the diagnostics and they all passed (dells diagnostics) including the hard drive which shows up in the bios etc.

I tried to boot to a CD but it wont do that either. All I am getting is the bios screen then a blank screen. It also appear that the computer locks up becuase the numlock key will not turn off/on... but that might just be a fluke...

I have reset the bios, didn't work
I have reset the CMOS by removing the jumper, didn't work
I installed a different hard drive (IDE instead of SATA) and it said it was missing the OS (better than before!)

ANY IDEAS? Do you think the HDD just went bad? are there any tricks of the trade that would point me more in that direction?


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Can you get it to boot from CD rom with the IDE hard drive in?

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[My computer will not let me enter the password at startup? So now I can't even load my computer at all? Do I need to start my computer in dos mode and if so how do i do it?
If someone knows the answer I have really important info on the computer that i need to use today.

much appreciative,

A:How do I get my computer to load windows xp?

What time does the password come up. During the immediate boot or when windows is attempting to log on ?

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Turned on my laptop and got black screen with 2 options Launch startup repair (recomended) and star windows normally tried both options and both options comes up saying loading window files but then nothing but a blank sreen and cursor. Have kept laptop on but still nothing. Can anyone help plz.

P.S Not very knowledgable about computers so could you reply in simple terms so I can understand.

A:computer won't load windows 7

and welcome to the Forum

If you have data on the laptop that you cherish, I would first back that up. You can take the drive out and temporarily attach it to a working pc to salvage the data.

Hard Drive Recovery Tutorial - How To Slave A Hard Drive

You may have to take ownership of the files first: How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP

. . or, You can use an adaptor like this: or an external enclosure like this.

or, you could use Ubuntu - this would eliminate the need to physically remove the Hard Drive.

You can get it from here: Download | Ubuntu

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

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

Once you have the data backed up, I would run diagnostics on the hard drive

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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My computer will not  start loading windows XP.  My computer was running XP pro version 2002 and is a 32 bit system.     I am very fond of it. 
It begins to  boot up but stops and goes to  the screen where it wants me to choose safe mode or normal start up.  I tried every  version of start up listed and the results are the same, I end up at looking at the list of start up choices with a count down timer also running.  What shall i do?

A:computer will not load windows XP.

Do you have a Windows XP installation CD ?. This type of symptoms can be happens when C drive got corrupted (Due to sudden power failure or bad sectors in the HDD surface). Our first step is to boot from the XP CD and run a check disk on the C drive. This will likely solve any file system damage.
Read this guide to know how to access "Recovery console" from XP CD. 
After opening recovery console enter the command "CHKDSK C: /R"

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The other day I was on my laptop computer and it froze. I had to hard shut it down (like I have done in the past) and when I tried to turn it back on, it wouldn't go past the "starting windows" screen. I have pressed F8 and F10 when I turned it back on and tried everything that it gives me the option for. It won't allow me to go into safe mode. It ends up doing the same thing as when I just try turning on the computer normally, doesn't go past the starting windows screen. I have had this computer for 3 years and have never had an issue with it until now. I don't even know if I still have the discs still or not (don't believe I do). Is my computer fried or is it fixable without the discs? Someone please help. Luckily I have my kids PC that I can still use but trying to get a turn with 5 kids is nearly impossible.

A:computer won't load windows

What is the make and model of your laptop?

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Yesterday I opened a song and seconds after I opened the file my computer turned off and when it restarted it won't load windows. Everytime I start I get windows startup repairs comes up. It fails everytime here are the results.

Problem signature:
Problem event name: startuprepairoffline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 03: unknown
Problem signature 04: 21200580
Problem signature 05: autofailover
Problem signature 06: 4
Problem signature 07: corruptfile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

And I've tried going to the cmd and everytime I load it up I get that (look at bottom) it can't find C:\ drive at all.


A:Computer won't load windows.

If there is any more information that I can give please tell me and I'll get it to the best of my knowledge to help someone figure out the problem I have

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I have an old Acer Aspire laptop with XP, and recently the black light went so the screen didn't work. I took it to a repair place and they told me they could fix the backlight as well as the power cable jack, which was loose.

So I went to collect it today, and the guy told me in basic English (I live in Bucharest) that something was wrong with the motherboard too which he couldn't fix. He then showed me the problem, which is this:

When you start the computer, it goes to a black screen which says:
"We apologise for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this."
You can the choose whether to start in Safe mode, last known good configuration, or normally.

Choosing "start WIndows normally" takes you to the screen with the logo and the 'loading' bar, then it goes to another screen for a milisecond (so fast you can't read anything), then it goes back to the first screen, saying again "We apologise for the inconvenience...".

You can start it in safe mode with no problems, but I don't really know what to do with safe mode!

Anyway, then the computer repair guy repeats that it's a problem with the motherboard, and when I say that it didn't do this when I brought it in, he just says, 'sorry, no charge for the other repairs' (meaning the backlight and the jack) and hustles me out the door!

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A:Computer won't load Windows

When you say it goes to another screen for a millisecond, is it a blue screen?

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Hi,I have a Hewlett Packard laptop, It was Windows 8, I upgraded it to windows 10 off the microsoft website. Just before it had finished downloading I closed the screen thinking it would still download. Now I have the problem of the laptop not starting up, When I turn it on it gets stuck at The HP loading screen, I have tried Pressing F11 (for boot startup menu) and have tried wiping it but it will not let me. I would wipe it from a disk/another computer but I don't have one. I would really appreciate it if someone could assist me and solving my problem.-Radnom <3

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My computer will start up, it will show the screen with my motherboard's name asus and give the options to choose to start the bios or boot options. Right after that screen typically the windows logo would show up and start loading. However, it no longer shows the windows loading screen but just goes black after the asus one. I cannot do anything from that screen.

I have tried putting in the windows vista home premium disk and tried the repair options but it was unable to find anything. I then continued to try to system restore from that same disk which it claimed it successfully did, however, upon restarting the computer would still receive the black screen.

Is there any other troubleshooting options that I can try to get windows to load up? If not, is there anyway I can move my data that's on the internal hard drive onto the external one without windows being started? (possibly through the dos prompt?).

Thank you so much for your time, any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

A:Computer will not load windows

Hi and welcome to TSF have you checked you cables and connections,next I would back up all my data you can use this method http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-computer/ you need a working computer to make a disc so if you have one or a friend who can help

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I recently bought a new laptop and wanted to transfer my old files from my old laptop... but windows won't load.

I had a lot of problems with my old laptop not staying powered on - it stopped charging its battery whenever it was plugged in, and after awhile, I had to wiggle the AC adapter around in order to get any power at all... Then the power jack started overheating severely after more than a few minutes of use, and now getting the laptop to stay powered on at all is a huge ordeal. It'll come on and then shut off dozens of times before staying on for any length of time.

I managed to get power to it the other night when I brought my new laptop home, but it came to a screen saying that Windows wasn't shut down properly and asking whether or not I wanted to continue normally, use the last known good configuration, or start in safe mode. I tried many, many times, but none of these options will work. It comes up with a bar like it's going to load, but once the bar reaches the right of the screen, it starts over.

What can I do? I really can't afford to lose some of those files... And it wasn't very bright on my part not to back them up, but I just never got around to it...

A:Computer won't load Windows...

Try a repair of windows.




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I have a Windows 98 computer that I used for LAN-based games. Today, I turned it on, but it stays at the Windows 98 loading screen indefinetly. I left it for an hour but it still is loading Windows 98. I know its not frozen because the bar at the bottom still moves, but it just doesnt seem to want to boot Windows. I was able to hold F8 as it starts and I got it working in safe mode, but how can I get it to boot normally again? Any ideas?

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I have a Dell 9100 Dimension desktop with Windows xp. Today i switched on the power. The screen brough up the Dell image and a load bar appeared. As the computer loaded up it gets stucks permanently i.e. the bar gets one third filled (white bar). Ive tried removing plugs reloading many times etc. Ive tried inserting a Windows xp cd and whilst it seems to be reading it nothing appears on the screen. Help!

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Paul, welcome to TSF.

Can you confirm that it's the Dell load bar that gets stuck, and not the XP loading bar??
If it's the first Dell screen, then check the Diagnostic Lights on the back of the tower. There will be 4 circlular lights numbered 1 to 4, or lablled A to D. Check what sequence is (they should be all green for a normal working towers) and compare what they mean in this Troubleshooting guide:


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I recently updated my PC and just bougth some different gear, for some reason it just refuses to boot. What happens is when I get to the windows logo loading screen my pc just freezes and reboots. This kept happening so I bought a new HDD and still the same, checked the harddisk to be sure on another pc. Also I recently bought 8 GB DDR3 ram, a P63 B3 Revision Motherboard, I2500K intel core CPU, crossfire with 2x GeForce 9800 GT.
Any ideas on why it can't boot, I literally did everything in order to try to fix it.

A:Computer won't load windows even though I replaced HDD, RAM,CPU, MB

Quote: Originally Posted by Klamfyr

I recently updated my PC and just bougth some different gear, for some reason it just refuses to boot. What happens is when I get to the windows logo loading screen my pc just freezes and reboots. This kept happening so I bought a new HDD and still the same, checked the harddisk to be sure on another pc. Also I recently bought 8 GB DDR3 ram, a P63 B3 Revision Motherboard, I2500K intel core CPU, crossfire with 2x GeForce 9800 GT.
Any ideas on why it can't boot, I literally did everything in order to try to fix it.

Try booting in safe mode (F8)

If that doesnt work pull all the ram but one stick and try to boot.

Remove all non critical devices like usb (leave only monitor, keyborad, mouse)

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Hi everyone!

Ok so a friend of mine had a problem with his laptop and asked me to repair it. I have it with me back home now but I cant find any solutions!?!?! Rarely been in this position!!!

Basically I switch it on, it shows the Acer logo with the F2 and F12 options at the bottom and then nothing! Literally, black screen, no info, no noise coming from the hard drives, no response from the cd rom.

I get access to the BIOS, changed the boot order to start from the windows XP CD but still nothing!

Any ideas to what we could do?!

Laptop: ACER Extensa 5235
OS : Windows 7
no other info :S

A:No idea to why the computer won't load Windows.

hi eatChocolate, and welcome to sevenforums, you joined 16 months ago, and this is your first post?

you say there's no noises from hard drive - how about a fan?

sometimes with laptops the fan intake (or the fan blades themselves) get clogged up with various types of fluff and crud.

if you feel up to it, open the laptop up, and check the fan is ok.

of course, it may be some other problem entirely, but you have to start somewhere.

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My aol email was not working. I googled and found a site
which contained a phone number to call. I thought I was
talking to aol. The next thing I knew the guy was in my
computer and personal info was up on my screen. Long
story short I hung up and shut down my computer.
Now when I try to start up xp wont load without a
password that I don't and never have had or needed
before. What can I do?

A:computer hacked windows xp won't load

I'm afraid the rules do not allow us to try and help:

Tech Support Guy Rules

Bypassing Passwords

Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...


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I'm not sure if this is a hardware or Windows question, so I will start here. I attempted to start my computer when it reached the NVRAM checked screen it shuts itself off. I mean completly OFF. I have restarted it several times and each time it shuts off at the same point. I tried a different hard drive and it still shut down at the same point.
It will not allow me to go to the Bios. I checked the power supply, the fan etc., and nothing seems out of sinc. Please help.

A:Computer shuts down before Windows can load.

Howdy gjwizard...



Assuming that it is actually powering down after the NVRAM check ( sometimes some people will say it shuts off, when actually the pc has power, but the monitor goes blank, this is not actually shutting off )...

The first thing I would try is to clear the CMOS ( either by moving the jumper, or removing the CMOS battery for about 20 min. )...

Next try removing all cards ( except memory, and video ), and disconnecting all IDE devices, and floppy drives...

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I had a pirated version of windows and my start up stopped working, tried to repair nothing worked, I just bought 64 bit windows 7 home premium and it wouldn't install, so I used killdisk to wipe out my hard drive, when I put my windows 7 cd (set to boot from cdrom) it still stays stuck at windows loading screen. I have no idea what to do anymore and I can't afford to get this checked out in best buy, Can someone please assist me.

A:Used killdisk, computer won't load up windows 7 cd

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i really need help with my computer. it keeps on restarting and won't load windows Xp. I tried loading into Safe mode but it still restarts.

my specs:
Motherboard: ECS p4m800-m7
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.66Ghz
HDD: 40Gb Samsung SPO411N
VGA: im using the motherboards built in graphics adapter
RAM: 512mb DDR2 400
OS: Windows XP Pro

things that i have done to try fixing my pc:
1. clear CMOS and Remove CMOS battery for 5 mins.
2. replace RAM stick with another one.
3. re attach the heatsink and fan.

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I could use some help... our old desktop with Windows XP will not boot up. I belie e the main hard drive was running out of capacity and my son loaded a new program. Next time the computer was started it would .it load up Windows xp. Can you tell me what steps to correct this? Is it possible that the hard drive is crashed? If so can I recover the data from it?

A:Computer wont load Windows XP

Assuming it's a factory-brand one and not a custom/home-made one, what's the brand name and model name and model number of that computer?

Do you have the Windows XP disc for it, and does it contain any of the 3 service packs?

Did it come with Windows XP Home Edition or Professional or Media Center Edition?

Is the 25-character product key on its COA sticker readable?
(Do not submit that number here)


We're not there, so you need to advise us exactly what happens when you try to start that computer and load Windows XP.


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Recently my windows refuses to load.

I press the power button, I hear the computer getting started, it lights up most the time (lights on the side).
My screen displays the Alienware logo with the balls rolling like it is loading something, like usually.
Then alienware logo stays here, and at this point windows would start but it doesn't.
Then it shuts down and my screen goes back to black.

I was under windows 8 and my computer wanted to install windows 8.1. I couldn't choose "remind me later" so I set it to 4hours. But I forgot about it and machinally turned my computer off.
I believe it is the source of the problem.

I've tried to press shift+F8 like I've read, I've checked the inside of my computer and I don't think there is any problems in there, I even took off all the dust.
Is this a known problem? I didn't find much information about it (if any at all).

I also tried to update some drivers before the update, but I can't remember which one. it was standart driver from windows. Some failed because my internet connection reset and they couldn't get downloaded. But could it really bug windows like that? It doesn't makes sense to me.

I hope someone can help me solve this problem,

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Please help! About three days ago I switched on my laptop and got a message saying that Windows was unable to load due to a hardware/software problem. It gives me five options for reloading - three different safe mode options, last known good, and start normally.

No matter which I choose it gets as far as the black windows loading screen, then a blue error screen flashes up for a nanosecond (far too quick to see the error message!) and goes back to the options mentioned above. I don't remember loading anything new, unless its an automatic update that is causing problems.

As I cant get Windows to load, I cant follow the advice given to essex_lee in a previous thread.

I was thinking about rebooting from disc, but have just moved house and cannot find my installation discs anywhere (I will find them as soon as I get the problem solved - Murphy's law).

So my two questions are -
1. Does anyone have any suggestions?
2. I'm using Windows XP - my friend has a Windows Vista installation disc. Is this of any use to me for rebooting from disc?

Any/all advice gratefully received!

A:Computer rebooting, won't load windows

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ok a few days ago my computer just just turned off and restarted. When it restarted it started to load up again and then my computer went to the screen that said windows was unable to load blah blah... it gave me options of starting in safe mode, last known configuration and stuff but for some reason it wouldnt let me choose any of them. i was unable to highlight anything but start windows normally. so then it tries to start windows up and then for about a mila second i see a bluescreen and then my computer restarts again.

ive tried booting off my windows xp cd but it doesnt work. it goes booting off cd. then it says press any key to boot off cd and i freaken smash my keyboard and it goes back to the windows was unable to load screen again.

ive also tried switching out my ram and video card with others from my brothers computer and still the same thing keeps happeneing

One thing i can think of is this. My fan on the memory controller hub stopped working a few months ago and i was like screw it i dont wanna buy a new one.... so im thinking that might have overheated, but i dont know for sure. and i dont know how to test it to see if thats whats wrong

so anyone have any suggestions?could this be caused by a virus? thank you

also i have a pentium 4 2.8gig comp with geforce fx 5900 128mb 1024 pc3200 ram(2 256s 1 512) my motherboard is a abit IS7-E and i run windows xp home

A:windows won't load and computer keeps restarting

What about system restore?

Have you tried a windows repair from the winxp cd?

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I have a Sony Vaio PCV-RX550 Desktop PC. I am running Windows XP Profressional W/ Nvidia PCI GeForce FX 5200 Plus.
When I start the computer it loads up, but kicks out when going to Windows. I can the see the loading of Windows, but it just goes black when it should show my desktop. Yesterday, I disconnected my PC and took it downstairs to watch a movie. When I do that I use a video cable to connect to my television. When connected upstairs, it is connected to a monitor. The problem started the first time I powered it up after bringing it back upstairs. If any other info is needed, let me know.

A:Computer starts up, but does not load to Windows

Since you have XP, I'm going to move this to the XP forum for follow ups.

See if you can start to Safe Mode with Command Prompt and do a System Restore from there.

Here are the Microsoft instructions:


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I need some help. I am no expert when it comes to computers so please bear with me. My Acer Aspire laptop crashed on me. It uses Windows 7. Start up repair does not work. I have a set of Windows 7 disks, 32 bit and 64 bit. Not too sure which one I should have used so I tried both with the same results. I have tried to re-install Windows 7 again as well as repairing the Windows 7 which is already on my computer with the disks with no luck. When re-installing it gets stuck at 'Setup is starting'. It stays like that for hours. When I try the repair option it gets stuck at 'checking for operating system' or something to that effect, also for hours on end. Anyone have any ideas about how to fix this?

A:Computer crashed, Windows 7 will not load

How old is your computer? Is it making any strange "clicking" or "clanking" noises?

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When I try to power up my computer, I can log in, but then nothing happens. The screen is black and the cursor flashes. I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. It will start in safe mode as that is how I am accessing the internet now. Please help.

A:Computer will power up but windows will not load.

Hmm...try restoring your computer

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My son bought the components for a gaming computer and we are having trouble loading an operating system. I downloaded windows 7 onto USB thumb drive using Microsoft ISO download and when we try to boot from USB we get "Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected boot device and press a key" . I can get to the BIOS setup screen and change boot device but still cannot get it to work. Any advice would be great and appreciated. Thanks

A:Cannot load Windows 7 from USB key on new built computer

You cannot simply download and copy the Windows 7 ISO file in a USB thumb drive or burn it in a DVD and then expect it to boot and work.
You need to create a bootable USB thumb drive or DVD.

Even if you're able to install Windows 7 in that self-built gaming computer, how do you plan to activate it and make it legal?


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Everything is registering and being recognized by the motherboard itself but the boot disk or boot usb is not. The closest I got was a black screen with the windows logo in the middle of it last night. This is the only thing I need to move forward with my first build.These are the only three messages I've gotten during the process. The First two don't appear anymore.PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cablePXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any keyhttps://panam.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Intel2/4006153R/40...8gb RAMIntel Core 2 Duo 2.93120gb SSD500gb HDDGeForce GT 730EVGA 500W PSUI also have pictures of what the inside of the BIOS menu looks like.https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1BgEh90rZ_2c0ttNjk1Y...Any and all help is appreciated! Thanks.

A:New Computer Build Trying to Load Windows 7

In the Boot menu, what options are available for "USB Mass Storage Emulation Type"? you might need to set it as a removable device if available.
Turn off your floppy drive if not installed, same with serial port and parallel port also.

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I can't get my computer loaded. I get the first welcome screens, etc. but when it's time to load the icons I get the message "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." I run WinXP Sp2 on a 5 year old Sony Vaio. It has over 700+ RAM (I'm really a newbie with computers). I had a prior problem last month when I couldn't boot because I had a NTLDR problem. I solved that with the help of this group and a special boot disk I made. I got so much help that I contributed some $$. If you get me running I'll contribute again.
Anyway, I can't get into safe mode. The error message says it needs to close but it doesn't. I can bring up my task manager - that's how I'm on here. I can only bring up some things with task manager. I have no icons and nothing has loaded.The error message is in the box that asks you if you want to send an error report or not. I can pull up system restore but I tried going back farther and farther until it was a month back. Every time I still got the error message. Now I only have one restore point and it's today.
In the error box it gives different information and one thing is that it says ModName:deskbar.dll. According to Google this could be a virus or the like. There is a technical log but I don't know how to copy and print it out for you since it's in a box and I have to scroll to see it. I noticed that ntdll.dll come up a lot, b... Read more

A:Windows Explorer won't let my computer load

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I just installed a asrock Dual939 Sata II Motherboard with AMD 3500+ 64 processor which was replacing a asus p4s8x motherboard and an intel P4 2.4ghz processor. There are also 2 western digital harddrives one is 20GB the other 60GB, an HP DVD Drive, 1.25gb of pc3200 RAM, and a Sapphire 9600 video card. My problem is that after the BIOS posts the computer goes to the windows did not start successfully screen and restarts after any choice I make even after loading in safe mode. I've tried a few different things but can't get any other result.

A:windows xp won't load, computer just restarts

did you re-install the software whne you rebuilt the PC or are you trying to use the old software loaded from old motherboard

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I had my computer unplugged for two months while my brother had his hooked up, and now mine won't boot up. It gets stuck on a screen that says "windows is loading" but nothing happens. I have no idea where to start??? It was fine last time I plugged it in, and hasn't moved in two months.

A:Computer won't boot up/Windows won't load

Umm, boot from the windows CD and try to repair the installation. To boot from a CD if you dont know, you start your computer, then when all the quick computer specs your press [ delete ] sometimes [f4] , Repair the installation.

If that doesnt work you may need to install XP over again. Good luck!

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I was trying to back up windows and the program I was using kept telling me that I needed save the back up in an area that was not in windows. I decided that partitioning the hard drive would be the best idea. The program that I was going to us suggested that I back up my files first and a windows box opened suggesting that I run ckdisk first after shutting the computer down. So I checked yes and shut the computer down. It said that the disk check was 100T% complete not showing any errors and then went to start windows. It opened up asking if I wanted to start windows at the last known good settings so I hit enter. All that happened is windows tried to start, the screen flicks a little blue across the bottom of the screen and then it goes back to the same screen . I have tried starting in safe mode and all other options and it just tries to start windows and rolls back to the same start screen.

At the boot I have checked the hard drive for errors or bad sectors and have found none.

Does anyone have any suggestions. I don't have a restore disk. Would purchasing one for my computer fix the problem?

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When I try starting up my computer, a couple of seconds after the Windows screen pops up, I get a "Program Error: explorer.exe has generated errors" message. I can't get around this. If I hit Cancel, a couple more seconds go by and it pops up again.

I haven't installed any updates in recent history so I don't think that is the problem. It is an IBM Thinkpad T43 using Windows 2000. Please let me know if you need additional information. Thanks.


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My problem started about a month ago.The computer would slow down freeze and what not.So I decided to change the hard drive & re-install my copy of windows 7.So I did. Everything seemed to run ok after I figured out how to use the bios.So I plugged in my speakers... no sound.Everything was telling me there was something happening on the computer by the sound bar at the lower right hand corner should activeaty.But nothing was coming out of my speakers.I triied a lot of things to many to remember still nothing.So when out and bought a sound blaster sound card & walla I have sound.So I decided to take a couple of days off from working on this computer.I'm no tech guy so it takes me a long time to figure things out.So when back to it & now I push the power buttom & power is turning on the fans / disc drives I'm not sure about the hard drive.But it does not want to load windows 7.Also I noticed my mouse / key board do not work either.So I don't know what happened but I get nothing on the moniter.Like it's acting like there is no operating system on it.I tried to reset the bios in the computer still nothing.I tried to turn off & turn on.So now I'm lost on what to do.HELP....HELP....HELP

A:Computer powers up but won't load windows 7

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i custom biult this computer i started from scratch i have tried everything i try to get windows to install on 2 differnt hard drives and it gives me a difernt error for each hard drive and i took the solid state out of my husbands computer that already has windows on it and it wont load it gets the little balls spinning for a few seconds than restarts i have tried every sata hard drive in my house and they are ones that i know work because i took them out of other computers can some one please help i have been fighting with this computer for over a year trying to get it going and running well

EDIT: i got windows to install on my old laptop hard drive but i still cant get it to install on the terabite it was saying that its the wrong format and when i tried to run windows off the solid state drive it would crash not just restart it was just showing the bluescreen way to fast for me to see it

A:computer restarts when i try to load windows

What is the make and model number of the motherboard? Is it UEFI or BIOS?

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k so i want to install the sims 2 on my laptop so i can play it on the go, but i'm already set up on another computer, how do i load my previously saved games onto the new computer

and also if i install an expansion pack will i lose my saved data, cause it says in the installation that it saves files in a different format or somthing like that

on the flip side if i uninstall and expansion pack will i lose my saved games


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Hi All,

This is (hopefully) a quick and easy question. When I boot up my computer it takes roughly 3minutes to load. This may not sound like long, but when your sitting there waiting for it, it's a lifetime. I have to wait for certain programs to load before my computer will let me do anything. If I try to start something before it's ready then it will either take a long time to load or it will crash. Is there a way to check my computer to see why it's taking so long, and to shut down programs that don't need to run on start up.

It's not a major issue, but I would like to know if it's possible to do.

I am running a:
Qtech Celeron Intel CPU 2.00Ghz
512mb Ram
Windows XP Home Edition (SP2)
40g Hard Drive (24.9g available)

The items that run on start up (that I know about) are:
MSN Messenger
Panda Titanium Anti Virus
Pop-Up Stopper
Kodak Easy Share

Let me know if there's any other information that you would like.

Thanks in advance

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For the past 18 months my pc wont boot up but after going into safe mode a few times i eventually get to my desktop i have re-installed windows 7 and had a partition on my hard drive if i buy a new hard drive and load windows onto the new drive will this solve my crashes i thought the motherboard was faulty but the error message i sometimes receive says it is to do with a registry problem.

A:computer wont load windows on boot up

A new drive and a fresh install is a great starting point.

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So I recently upgraded my motherboard, RAM, and CPU. After doing some quick adjustments in the BIOS, I attempted to load into Windows to make sure everything was correct. Upon the Windows loading up, the logo freezes for a second, a BSOD appears (which I cannot read as it disappears within a fraction of a second) and the computer restarts.

I've already gone through a couple of passes using Memtest without any errors, so I think the RAM can be ruled out. I was hoping I could get advice on how to prevent the computer from restarting so I can see the BSOD and further provide information depending on the error.

A:Computer Upgrade - Windows Doesn't Load

You may or may not know this, but when upgrading the motherboard and CPU, it's best to do a fresh install of Windows. When moving to a brand new motherboard (specifically of a different model, same with CPU), Windows sometimes won't be able to load due to the configuration change.

If you can get around this, there's still the off chance of performance issues and just a whole mess of things. I would recommend a brand new Windows install, as it should be.

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tried safe mode gets stuck there too.
tried hirens boot disc  no icons up on screen -i guess it can't seem to find harddrive
tried recovery console to do system restore but just stays on examing(harddrive)
i read on here about  making a disc (german) to do a chkdsk (tools/ntfs4dos/chkdsk)
but it starts then stops and you see the prompt. x> actually it may not even have started the chkdsk maybe can't find the drive although recovery console new it was a 500gb drive so it found something.
tried to find  a harddrive checker i could get on disc but can't seem to find one i'm using  hirens boot disc using another harddrive that doesn't have windows working so i am very limited as to what i can do.
main thing is to find out if flies are still on there.

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My computer keeps shutting down completely at windows load screen. I would constantly turn it on and sometimes 1 out of 10 times it would actually load up to desktop. And when I restart my computer or shut it down for whatever reason, same thing happens, Goes to Windows loading screen and shuts down. I've checked several threads etc.. All say its either this or that's the issue but I tried almost everything possible.
I've tried:
1. Bought thermal paste, but not a heating issue
2. Bought a new Hard drive, but same thing happens with that hard drive
3. Bought new ram, Tried booting comp with the new ram only same issue.
4. Bought new graphics card..
Im pretty sure its not the Power supply because when the computer actually hits the desktop i can leave it on for days. Or when its not able to boot to desktop I can stay on the bios screen for days.

My Specs:
Amd x2 64 5000+
3GB Ram
Geforce 8400GS
Windows 7 Ultimate

Someone please help me find a solution!

A:Computer shuts down at windows load screen

What motherboard are you using?

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My computer starting acting up today when i was winraring something it restarted itself and now it wont boot to my desktop
it keeps rebooting after the windows logo screen and theres a blue screen with words that show up for 1 sec...i wasnt able to read it
i tried rebooting in safe mode but it still does the some thing

can someone please help me on this

A:Computer restarts right after windows load screen

If your getting a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) after a sudden system reboot this would mean you are experiencing hardware failure. Can you give us the specs of the computer component by component and the age of it. This could help narrow down possible causes. Also have you changed anything major recently.

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I want to load windows XP Pro 2002 upgrade on more than one Computer for free and without any problems.

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i was working on the computer then i accidently disconnected the power i connected it it ran trough chkdsk it finished then it restarted the themes were messed up so i did system restore the themes worked again then i tried to sync my treo with activesync i've done before no problems it wouldn't connect so i restarted my computer it said windows did not shutdown correctly do you want to start normally, last known good configuration, safe mode. i choose last good config but it gets to the load screen to xp it just restarts and gives the same choices it would be prefereable to not reinstall windows i hadn't backed it up for about two months
thanks for the help

A:computer restarts before windows xp load screen

also forgot xp home with sp3 i think it all started with avast it just slowed down too much compaq presario 6027us

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