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Machine does not boot up Automatically until any key is pressed

Q: Machine does not boot up Automatically until any key is pressed

Hello Team,
I need help with the issue that I am facing recently. My machine does not boot up automatically. If any key is pressed it loads absolutely fine. I am using Windows 8.1 64 bit OS on the laptop and it does take 3-4 seconds to boot up after pressing key. After
a week time it was booting automatically.

Kindly suggest me the resolution.

Many Thanks
Rohit Thakur

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I need help with the issue that I am facing recently. My machine does not boot up automatically. If any key is pressed it loads absolutely fine. I am using Windows 8.1 64 bit OS on the laptop and it does take 3-4 seconds to boot up after pressing key. After a week time it was booting automatically.  I have changed startup settings in My Computer advanced settings and it does not work.Kindly suggest me the resolution. Many ThanksRohit Thakur

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From the last 2 days, I suddenly started noticing a very weird issue. When I pressed the delete key once, it automatically kept deleting for infinity until I pressed that key again or some another key on the keyboard. Also, sometimes, it automatically keeps pressing itself even if I didn't press the delete key even once. The laptop is G50-80 (not sure about how to see the model number). Any help is much appreciated.

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Recently we have had a strange issue. We are ruining windows 7 and on few systems it automatically presses the Ctrl key. It is not possessed through keyboard (physical as well as virtual keyboard).. It happens in itself.

Windows is updated with latest updates.

Same goes for the keyboard drivers.

A:Ctrl key is pressed automatically randomly itself

OK, I've got to ask....

Are you saying that you can see the CTRL key being pressed by a spirit or poltergeist, or that a function that is usually controlled by pressing the CTRL key is happening without pressing the CTRL key?

If it's the first thing then call your local news organization.

If it's the second thing, please describe exactly what is happening that leads you to this observation. What you've given us so far is not much to go on.

I assume you have checked the physical keyboard for a stuck key?

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My computer has started going insane and seems to have f11 being pressed constantly, which toggles the fullscreen on and off repeatedly and endlessly- effectively making my computer unusable .
I have to press escape to stop the filckering ( toggling between normal and full screen mode continuosly) It stops temporarily and then starts again.

A lot of people have similar problem but there is no solution given on any forum.
On this forum too there were a couple of such posts with no replies.

A:F11 gets pressed automatically. Windows flickers

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I  have purachase HP Pavilion on 8th July 2015, and now i am getting one strange issue in it. Its Enter Key is getting pressed automatically sometimes. I am sure there is nothing dorpped over keyboard before such as any liquid or so.  All its keys are clean. Kindly check or suggest me the solution on it.  Please reply. Thanks

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every time i start my laptop it works fine for first 5 min then the last icon on my desktop get automatically selected and tapping of my touch stop working. if i select any other icon on my desktop or in any drive the last icon get automatically selected it seems like some down arrow key is pressed regularly.and if i restart my computer at once it start with a beep noise upto 10 sec and if i shutdown it and then start after 5-6 hrs it starts normally and then again after mins it start creating the same problem. plz help me out i am using lenovo z560 idepad plz mail me the solution at [email protected]

A:it seems like down arrow key is pressed and hold automatically and tapping on touchpad do not work

I have the same problem. I press the UP ARROW key once the laptop completes booting. This solved the down key lock problem. I started hearing the beep sounds when I upgraded to windows 10. When I went back to windows 7 the beeping stopped during boot up but the down key problem exists. I am thinking of downgrading to XP to see if the noise problem and the keyboard works. I hope its not due to my ram upgrade.

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My brother's laptop is a Packard Bell EasyNote TK87, Like mine, it runs w/ 7 32-bit.

More Detail of problem:
When I click the power button it has the logo and option 'Click F2 for startup menu' I don't click the key and it says 'loading...' and I'll just rebooting the laptop. How to resolve this problem

A:Everytime My Brother Starts His Laptop The Shortcut Key For The BIOS Menu Automatically is pressed.

Go here and make sure u don't have a key stuck. http://www.keyboardtester.com/

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[size="2"]Good evening all. A friend of mine is pretty distraught! He has a small business (making and installing countertops), and earlier today a vendor of his was putting some new software on his computer and he hit f10 during boot-up. It did a full system restore and, I think, wiped out all his data...inventory, invoices, proposals, bids. The works. Needless to say, he is about to jump off a bridge. Any thoughts on how he can restore all the data he is missing, as well as his CAD/CAM software that has all his proposals in it? I am desparate to help him. Any and all thoughts would be greatly appreciated. He currently employs about 7 people and himself with this business. His best customer is a large Home improvent chain. Thanks in advance.

A:f10 pressed during boot up - system restore run

It's pretty hard to do that by accident unless he was completely in another world, but at any rate you need to get some recovery software like disk recovery pro or Recuva and try to recover his documents at least. I don't think you'll be able to restore the computer completely but he could get his files and then reinstall the software needed to use them. While you're at it, stress to him the importance of BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP. Especially on a business machine. Good luck.

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My 16 month old pressed the MediaDirect button on my Dell 1420 laptop and I didn't think anything of it until my computer wouldn't boot! I was originally getting the Dell start screen followed by the message "Invalid partition table." Here is a list of things I have tried so far and the results:

1. Ran fixmbr in XP recovery console - no change

2. Downloaded and ran "Dell Media Direct Repair Utility" - "Invalid partition table message was replaced with "2 active partitions"

3. Ran fixboot c: in recovery console - no change

4. Downloaded and ran Ultimate Boot Disc CD - tried to set one partition as inactive, but it says there is a partition error and won't let me save

5. Downloaded and ran Windows XP Emergency Boot Disc to try and bypass the mbr and boot into windows to get a few unbackedup files off - the Windows loading screen was a welcome vision, but instead of booting into Windows, the laptop booted into MediaDirect.

6. I repeated #5 - got the message "Windows could not start because the following file is missing for corrupt: <windows root> \systemroot32\hal.dll Please reinstall a copy of the above file"

Is there any way to fix this without reformatting?? Others have posted in various places on the web that they have been able to fix it, but it seems I'm running out of options!!

A:Pressed the Dell Media Direct button and laptop won't boot

Alright, it's fixed! I downloaded a Windows XP Emergency Boot CD from AnswersThatWork. I booted from that CD and and got to #6 above.

I did a little research and decided to boot with the Windows XP CD and go into setup. I saw that my partitions were back to the way they were before this whole thing, yay! When I was having issues, it seemed that my C: drive had swapped with my F: drive.

Next I decided to go back into Recovery Console and try bootcfg /rebuild at the prompt again. I did that and this time it added the OS on C: to the boot list, but it was added as partition 3 (it was added as partition 1 previously). Then I typed fixboot c:. I rebooted and everything booted up normally!!

I guess that since it was the first time that the MediaDirect button was pressed, it was trying to do stuff (ie build its new partition, etc) and because I shut down in the middle of everything, it messed up my partitions. Just allowing MediaDirect to finish setting up fixed the partitions.

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I have spend the last 10 stupid days, all of which were stupid, trying to analyze what happened.
I thought it was a corrupted windows file. As it turns out, and I have examined my boot log file which I created, this file is a new virus, hxxp://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_157111.htm
which was detected by Mcafee on 5/20/09. I have just updated my .dat file for my virus scan and I'm now scanning, again..... all 370,000 files on my seagate hard drive. This first time I ran the scan, there were about 24 files which were quaranteened. I'm not sure where they are placed.

My machine will not boot. Here is the boot log from ntbtlog.txt:

Service Pack 210 30 2005 12:13:01.375
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\KDCOM.DLL
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver PCI.sys
Loaded driver isapnp.sys
Loaded driver PCIIde.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver MountMgr.sys
Loaded driver Ftdisk.sys
Loaded driver dmload.sys
Loaded driver dmio.sys
Loaded driver Fdc.sys
Loaded driver PartMgr.sys
Loaded driver VolSnap.sys
Loaded driver atapi.sys
Loaded driver cercsr6.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\SCSIPORT.SYS
Loaded driver disk.sys
Loaded driver \WIN... Read more

A:Machine will not boot- black screen with which mouse- PCIDump.sys virus has clobbered my machine..

1. What version of Windows are you using?
2. What anti virus are you using? I see you mention McAfee but only in that they detected it (unless you're saying that YOUR McAfee scanner found it).
3. Have you tried booting into safe mode?
4. If its a virus, you know you were infected. Is there a way for you to scan that drive for spyware? (either hook it up in another computer, hook it up as an external drive to another computer, or create a boot disk with spyware scanning on it such as UBCD)

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My new machine (I built it) will not restart; I have to shut down manually each time. This has persisted for months. Anything I can try to fix this?

&#65279;My system:
Microsoft Windows 98 4.10.1998
Clean install using Full OEM CD /T:C:\WININST0.400 /SrcDir=G:\WIN98 /IZ /IS /IQ /IT /II /NR /U:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
IE 5 5.00.2314.1003
Uptime: 0:04:10:12
Normal mode
AuthenticAMD AMD Athlon(tm) Processor
74% system resources free
Windows-managed swap file on drive C (5508MB free)
Available space on drive C: 5508MB of 7993MB (FAT32)
Available space on drive D: 15574MB of 19561MB (FAT32)

Gigabyte Motherboard w/AMD Athlon chip @ 700 mhz, heavy duty power supply
128 MB pci RAM
AWE32 sound card with Roland daughterboard
ATI all in wonder video card w/16mb onboard RAM
Yamaha 4416 CD-R
Toshiba 44X CD-ROM
8.4G Maxtor HD (primary master)
20G WD HD (sec. master)
Principal software: Corel WP8, Sierra Print Artist, MGI photosuite 3, Adobe photoshop LE, Cakewalk pro audio 8 digital audio-midi sequencer, Finale notation
software, Band in a box, Partition Magic, Cybermedia uninstaller)

A:{RESOLVED} my machine won't restart automatically

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we are using task scheduler to run our qtp regression scripts.sometimes in the middle of execution remote machine getting hanged.could you please help me to find the way to restart my machine when it got hanged.


A:how to restart a remote machine automatically when it got hanged

Can't do it remotely since when it's hung, it will not receive or respond to any command you can send it.

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My XP (Home Edition) machine restarts automatically; sometimes after a few hours, other times maybe a day. This problem may also affect my Internet Explorer, causing it shut down occassionaly and give me a message concerning system error. I use the XP repaired option and even reinstalled my Operating System and the problem reappears. I purchased Norton Symtemworks'05, hoping this would solve this problem - No such luck. I also updated my Norton Antivirus scans, didnít work. I recently purchased a XP Professional OS system thinking this might help, but I thought I would see what others thought about this before receiving CD in mail and upgrading.

Can someone tell me why my machine restarts and help me prevent this from reoccurring?

The error I receive is: Window has recovered from a serious error



Thank You in advance

A:XP (Home Edition) Machine restarts automatically!!!

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I have had an alert every time I log on,
First it was the update windows on the Windows Security Center, it asked me to turn on the automatic updates but they were already listed as on. Then the security center gave me many alerts, Trojan Infection, Spyware Detected, and so on. when i clicked on it it began a scan which I immediately closed each time. I ran a anti Malwarescan in safe mode but left the machine and my Wife turned the machine off and logged on again. After that I began to see the cursor move itself and attempt to open Explorer ( i use Firefox) to which i turned off the wireless, started in safe mode with networking and now I am here. Help Me Obi-Wan-Kenobis, You're my only hope...

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Administrator at 14:18:48.75 on Sun 05/08/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_16
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1461 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
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A:Machine is infected, IE automatically opens, Windows Alerts popping up

Hello and welcome to the forum. I apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help but it is very busy here and we can get overwhelmed at times.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.If you still do need our help, please note the following:While working we us, please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Please perform all steps in the order received and do not proceed if you need clarification.Please also include a clear description of the problems you're having.After 5 days if your topic is not replied I will assume it has been abandoned and will close it.Please be patient while I analyze your logs. All of my fixes are checked by higher level forum members before posting.Thank you.DR

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I have noticed this issue only with built-in Dell's keyboards (working fine at different laptops or with external keyboard) - Precision 4400 and Inspiron 7566.
While playing a racing game when I hold a key to accelerate (whatever it is, tried many) and when I press second one to turn, once for a while - sometimes 1 minute after start, sometimes 5 - it's getting interrupted for around a half of a second (so I drive straight for this short period of time).
I have tried to disable as many services as I can, turned off anything I could and I'm still getting it, installed all drivers I have found

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We are having issues when users working offsite via VPN the browser proxy settings is on "use automatic configuration script" connecting to cloud proxy. If user connects to office corporate network the browser should switch to "automatic detect
settings" on DHCP IP and proxy address. In our case auto switch does not work. The user has to manually switch from "use automatic configuration script" to "automatic detect settings"


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After the Windows 10 creators update, I have an Inspiron 3250 that failed to boot.  The blue screen that shows includes the text:

Your PC/Device needs to be repaired.
The Boot Configuration Data files doesn't contain valid information for an operating system.
File: \BCD
Error code: 0xc0000098
You'll need to use recovery tools.  If you don't have any installation media...

I was able to fix it by adding a boot option and selecting the EFI boot file directly.  I called the boot option "BOOT EFI".   I set it to "Boot Option #1" in the bios, and the computer boots.
The boot option #1 resets to "Windows Boot Manager on Disk 0" after a power outage.  It does not always reset, but most of the time it does.
How do I get "Windows Boot Manager on Disk 0" working correctly or how do I prevent the Bios from changing to it after a power outage?
Here are some screen shots that show reselecting the boot option so that it will boot.

A:Inspiron 3250 Updates boot option automatically and fails to boot

0xc0000098: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry boot error message affecting Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 , 10.
File: \Boot\BCD Status 0XC0000098
Bootrec.exe /Fixmbr
Bootrec.exe /Fixboot
Bootrec.exe /RebuildBCD
You MUST have Bootable DVD to fix this aka WINPE disk.
You are totally hozed.
Time to reinstall from scratch.

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machine specs
AMD Athlon 1.2GHZ
After reboot
machine goes through regular boot process reads all 512 of the RAM
get's to the point where it tries to read the first boot device (HDD)
it starts displaying
01010101010101010101010101 (binary I assume) across the screen in an endless mess of numbers)
tried changing the boot up device, I connected the existing hdd to another machine, ran through scan disk, checked for bad sectors on primary logical drive, put the IDE cable into another IDE controller, same issue.
any thoughts?

A:machine failing to BOOT after initial BOOT UP DEVICE Checked

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Best I can tell the documentation HP publishing specifying the method required to disable Secure Boot on an Envy 700-074 was written by someone(s) who had no experience in implementing the methods they list.  IT DOES NOT WORK!  The ONLY way this machine will boot to the harddrive or to a bootable CD/DVD is if SECURE BOOT IS ENABLED. I have spent literally days trying to get it to work.  Formatted harddrive as MBR not uefi, gone through the truly bizarre methods required to get the computer register in bios that I wanted the DVD drive as the first option, F10 and Escaped innumerable times.  Bottom line, whoever designed and implemented the bios on the Envy 700-074 MUST be kept away from future involvement on bios implementation!

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Sorry for the long post but I'll try to give as much info as I can...

I've just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit and Linux Mint 12 on a Compaq Presario CQ60.

I created a 25Gb partition for Windows, a separate partition for data (around 180Gb) and then installed Linux Mint 12 on another 25Gb partition.

Edit: just to clarify I installed Windows first.

Windows was working fine - I installed all the necessary drivers, security software and Windows updates etc before installing Mint 12.

After installing Mint 12 I booted back into Windows to check everything was fine and to format the data partition to NTFS from within Windows. After this I restarted the machine and booted into Mint to check all was fine on that side of things - it was.

I then left the PC for a while but when I came back to it I tried to boot into Windows and it just keeps restarting the PC when it gets to the Windows logo. It happens over and over again.

I tried booting from the Windows disk to do a start up repair but that doesn't work either.

The one thing I did notice though was that the start up repair tool reports that Windows is now residing on drive E instead of C!! This is weird as it had definitely assigned drive letter C to the main Windows partition last time it booted. Perhaps this is the root of the problem?

What I don't get though is that after installing Mint I booted back into Windows and everything was great. So now I don't know if Windows, Linux or perhaps GRUB is to blame fo... Read more

A:Win 7 stuck in a boot loop on dual boot machine

I've never used Linux so in that respect I'm no expert, but you might want to check these tutorials,

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

UNetbootin - Create Bootable Live Linux USB

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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Running Windows XP.

Is there a way, maybe some software, preferably free or low in cost, that will set up an automatic rewrite of the boot sector from a previously-made backup on every boot and that will run without user participation once it is set up?

A:Overwrite Boot Sector on Every Boot Automatically?

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The machine is functioning fine in OSX AND in Windows 7, BUT I cannot set the default boot system to Windows.

Neither Windows (loaded using "Option" F8 key) nor OSX will let me reset the default system to Windows.

When I try using System Preferences in OSX, I get the screen with two systems shown, "Mac OSX 10.7.2" and "Untitled Windows."
When I highlight the Windows, and click restart, I get a popup window that says "You can't change the startup disk... The Bless tool was unable to set the current boot disk."

I need the machine to boot into windows by default.

I am a novice, so details will be needed.

Help appreciated!

A:Cannot set Win 7 as default boot, Dual Boot OSX Win 7 machine

Type msconfig into start/search and hit Enter. Go to the Boot tab. There you can change it. If that does not work, let us know. There are other ways too.

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Settings problem:
I notice laptops go straight away into a user account without logging in.
How can I do that?
May I set a specific user, (when there is more than one user) to log automatically from a boot without seeing that annoying welcome screen?

One user? Multiple users? Limited? or Admin?

I am shamed. I should know this or be able to find it in Microsoft KB.


A:Settings: Log in from boot automatically

Some people only have that one user account on the laptop so it would automaticaly login for them (if they dont set a password and change a certain login setting under Control Panel>User)

If you're running multiple user and you're the only one using it most of the time and don't have need to password protect your pc then take a look for TweakXP program that will let you do this, just make sure you turn [the feature] back off before you use fast switch user or logout (because it will log you back in)

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I have both Internet Explorer and Edge and I use each one for different reasons. Starting this morning every time I reboot my computer IE opens. I've already tried going to msconfig and IE is not listed in startup. I've gone to internet options there and tried changing the way the tabs are displayed (as it was suggested on the Microsoft answers forum--which btw is useless) and restarted but this did not work. Did a disk clean up. and cleaned out my temp folder. I don't show a virus. Running out of ideas. Thought I'd check here since I've been helped successfully in the past. Anything else can I do?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4720HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8104 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 886 GB (656 GB Free); D: 24 GB (22 GB Free); E: 931 GB (617 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, Lenovo Y50-70 Touch
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Enabled and Updated

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Hey, this is my first time on this forum,
and I have a slightly irritating problem that I would like some help clearing up if possible.
The whole shebang is this; I recently installed Vista and am now running a dual o/s system. Both O/S's work fine, but for some reason, the motherboard startup screen stays up indefinitely until I go to POST. Which, takes a while to come up. Not a big deal, but if anyone knows how to fix this, it would be appreciated.


A:Computer won't boot automatically

The most recent version of Windows must be installed as first boot on a dual boot system.

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I have an IBM THink Machine 15U. It was running fine, then I installed Roxio Easy CD Creator 6. Loaded fine then it said I had to restart computer to finish setup. When it rebooted all that comes up is the IBM screen then it just shows a flashing "_ " dash in the top left corner.

I tried to hit F8 to get to the setup screen but won't go. I tried F10 to try and boot into safe mode and still the same results.

Any help would be great

A:Think Machine Won't boot


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My computer stopped booting correctly. When switching on the Windows XP advanced boot menu displayed. This has various options such as start in Safe Mode, Last Known Good Config, Start Normally etc. No matter which option I selected a blue screen displayed with a stop code.

I change the HDD with a disk which works no problem in other computers, however in this problem machine the same Advanced Boot menu was displayed and after selecting an option the Blue Stop screen is displayed.

I then thought that the problem must be associated with the Motherboard. So I have bought a new board and attached the HDD (not the original, the one that works in other machines) the original RAM and the original processor, and guess what?the same Advanced Boot menu then the Blue Stop code.

So to summarise, my computer stopped booting and started to display a blue stop code after selecting any option from the Advanced Boot menu. I have replaced the HDD and motherboard and the same problem occurs. The only original items are the processor and the RAM

A:Machine will not boot up

we need to examine of few of your procedures, unless i am not following correctly.

a harddrive, with xp from a different machine, will not boot up in an alien computer.

the hard drive needs to be formatted by your windows xp disk, and be installed with the motherboard that it will be married to.

post back if i didnt grasp your post.

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I have a Pentium III using an Intel VC820 motherboard. I turned the machine off and the next day it would not boot. The standby power LED is amber and the machine will not recognize the hard drive. What happened??

A:Machine will not boot

Any number of things could have happened. Power supply went bad, the CPU overheated, the hard drive is toast.....time to troubleshoot! Open the case and look for the obvious like fans not turning cables loose, hard drives not spinning up. I would unplug the hard drive cables and see if it powers on farther. You BIOS could have lost it's settings as well.

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I've got a compaq presario sr2150nx running Vista that has been having some problems. It wouldn't boot so I tried replacing the power supply. That didn't help much so I tried clearing the CMOS using the instructions here but I accidentally booted the machine while it was on the wrong pins. Now when I turn it on I get to a screen with this information
AMBIOS(C)2006 American Megatrends Inc
BIOS Date: 11/30/2006 Ver 08.00.13
Copywright 2006 by Hewlett Packard
CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(R) D CPU 3.33GHZ
but there are no bios menu options.
Anyone know how I could troubleshoot this? Your help is greatly appreciated

A:Machine won't boot

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So I decided to get a new Hard Drive to start with a fresh install of XP & Linux.
I ordered Western Digital's WD7500AAKS 750GB SATA 7200 16MB
I unplugged the 2 SATA's that were hooked up, and plugged in only the new one.
Completes Memcheck, hangs for a couple of seconds, then reboots.
The normal boot sequence is for clear screen and bring up some SATA driver info.
It boots just fine if I unplug the new 750GB and plug back in the old 160GB w/ XP on it.
It will not boot with the XP drive plugged in, and the 750GB plugged in.
Did I get a bum HDD, or is there some kind of capacity limit on Asus's K8N? I couldn't find anything on there web site about a SATA capacity limit...

A:new HDD won't let my machine boot

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Close friend has a 10- year old Dell running Win XP. This machine has not been updated to SP2. Unable to boot now and is "stuck" at the Recovery Console. Is there anything other than a complete re-install of Win to resolve this issue. Any thoughts will be appreciated. Thanks for looking.

A:XP machine can't boot.

hi,instead of a complete install try a windows repair

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Here's the problem. I currently have this machine up and running (using it to write this), however, I was unable to get past bios about a dozen times earlier today. Once I was able to get it to boot, it has been running "stable" all day as I browsed these hardware threads for a similar problem with no luck.

The problem to me seems to be a dying Pentium processor, but I can't be sure it isn't a motherboard problem, or even a power supply becoming weak? It started about 2 weeks ago, when it would not boot up, and I had to turn the power off and try again. The second time it powered up fine. This problem persisted several times, so I tried re-seating the RAM and CPU. Since it initially booted imediately following this episode, I thought I had it fixed, but the next day (thismorning) it would not boot. I monkeyed with it till it finally gave in and came up. Although, the past few times I was powering it up it had reported that the CPU is unworkable, and I had to enter the BIOS soft menu and re-save the settings. Now, the settings were correct when I went into the bios screen, meaning I changed nothing, simply reset them, so I don't understand why it thinks I changed something about the system.

The system is an ABIT SA6R Motherboard, with an Intel Pentium III, 1GHz processor, CDRW, DVD rom, 3 HDD, soundblaster and Ge Force 2. Everything works fine once I can get the machine to boot. It just isn't reliable on boot anymore. Any ideas as to whic... Read more

A:machine won't boot

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Is there any way so that I could get Windows 7 to connect automatically after booting-up? I use a adsl modem (D-Link 500B Generation II). I used to have it like that on Windows XP, but can't seem to get the same on Windows 7.

I've already configured my modem for PPPoE, etc, but still doesn't work.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advice.

A:Can't get Windows 7 to connect automatically after boot-up


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I there any software which will boot a Windows XP PC to normal state which is freeware when the pc is turned off?

A:Solved: Boot a pc automatically SOFTWARE

Help please!

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OK, when I boot my EEE PC, FF decides to open and direct me to a website called NewsPedia.com. Not sure why.

I had a trojan and also had the autochk.dll problem but used eTrust Pest Patrol to remove them and they no longer come up in the scan. I quarantined them and deleted them.

I've run HijackThis and haven't seen anything in the log that looks like a virus or malware or anything such as that. Can anyone please help me???

A:Firefox opens automatically on boot

I have an HJT log if anyone needs it, btw

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I installed windows 8 and it was working fine. This morning when I booted up my hp envy 14 1210nr, it went to automatic repair. When I select go to windows 8 consumer preview, the computer resets and goes into the same auto repair. Any ideas?

A:Windows 8 keeps automatically reparing, cannot boot.

Originally Posted by Plauged

I installed windows 8 and it was working fine. This morning when I booted up my hp envy 14 1210nr, it went to automatic repair. When I select go to windows 8 consumer preview, the computer resets and goes into the same auto repair. Any ideas?

I see no one has repiled to you in 2 days, which is sad, so Ill try, NOT being a expert, on any level with these thngs.

Is there any 'safe boot' you can see ?

Any changes to your bios recently ?

Can you backup, if need be, to a external HD/USB, and then do a reinstall...

You could also have hardware issues going on, ram, etc.,,I would try installing windows 8 to a USB device , and see how that goes, as at least if it continues you might have an indication of what's going on.

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Vista won't boot. Cannot repair automatically. Can get to dos prompt, see all my directories but Windows Vista Home Edition don't start. Please give me a hand.

A:Vista won't boot and cannot be repaired automatically.

Boot to your Recovery DVDs/CDs and reinstall, or "recover," Windows.

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Inspiron 13 - 5368 - Win 10
Had it serviced by Dell (new motherboard).
On return, it always boots automatically to the Diagnostic Tools on cold boot (not on Restart) and starts the bevy of tests.
I cannot figure out how to take off this auto-boot.  Nothing in the F2 Setup screen does it,  not General-Boot Sequence, not General-Advanced Boot Options, not SupportAssist System Resolution.
Help, please!

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I was playing gta then my pc automatically shutdown and turn back on but the screen did not turn on, the fan runs, the power light under ram light (green light) keep blinking, i tried to remove cmos battery for 20 minutes and put it back but that didnt help. This pc got the same problem for the first time but the power light doesnt blink because i overclock the pc to high, then i reset the cmos and it successfully boot. And now this is second time with power light blink. I havent tried cleaning the fan because i lost the vacuum. Who can help me solve this problem? I dont remember what motherboard is but i remember it's gigabite cpu, intel pentium 4 1,8ghz, 512 mb ram and i bought this pc 12 years ago

A:my computer automatically shutdown and cannot boot

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 11 with Windows RT installed that I bought second hand. Whenever it is booted the unit will hang for a bit at the loading screen, display a screen with some version information and dates, THEN start the boot process from the HD. If plug a USB drive with restore media on it the unit will automatically boot to it without my having to hold the volume up+Windows button as is supposed to be necessary.

I am not sure how or why the computer was set up to automatically boot to USB. I can't find any way to edit the UEFI firmware settings, even in Recovery Mode, I'm not even sure if there is actually a way. I would like to turn this functionality off if possible, since it slows down the boot process considerably. I searched the internet quite a bit and am stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows RT unit set to automatically boot from USB

Try changing booting order in BIOS. 1st boot device HDD (not usb or removable disk).

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I have an emachines desktop that is 5 years old, xp basic sp 2, celeron processor. When I boot up machine, goes to safe mode screen and says something new may have been loaded. Tried all the options in safe mode and normal mode - keeps going to same screen.

My goal is to do a non-destructive recovery without losing my data files or application software. I have went into recovery mode but there are only two options - wipe out all files/applications or wipe out all applications.

Is there some other software I can load on a cd to do a repair rather than a recovery?

Any help would be very much appreciated as this computer is used for community newsletters using ms publisher.

A:e machines xp machine won't boot

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I have a win 98 machine that won't boot up but says insert disk in drive a. I can't find my 98 boot disk I made for times like this (wife cleaned my area). I downloaded a 98se.exe file from a site to my xp machine and copied to a floppy. How do I make this into a usable boot disk? I read one forum response that said not to copy to a floppy as the downloaded .exe file but to double click on it and follow directions. When I do this my xp machine says "can't aceed floppy" or something very close to this. Does anyone have any suggestions?


A:win 98 boot disk from xp machine

Sounds like you downloaded a boot disk image file. You need to run the exe from the hard drive on your XP machine and have a blank floppy disk ready to insert into your drive. The program should prompt you to insert a floppy for the "target" and will then write the image to the floppy. You don't need to format the floppy first but be aware that any data you have on the floppy will be overwritten.

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Hello all.  Built a new machine from Newegg components, bases on the ASUS A78 motherboard.  Installed a Patriot Blaze SSD and my old hard drive from my old machine.
I originally installed Windows 7 from an old disk I had from a previous laptop I owned. The computer never ran right and  was acting up, so I popped for a Windows 8 Full Version disc and it seemed to work okay.  But at this point I was running off of Win 8 but Win 7 was still on the SDD.  I think it had a .OLD extension.
Well, tonight, everything came to a halt.  No warning.
When it tries to start, it goes into Startup Repair, but nothing gets fixed.  There are some problem signatures identified:
ProblemEvent Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem signature 01: 6.3.9600.16384
Problem signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 03: unknown
Problem signature 04: 2
Problem signature 05: ExteneralMedia
Problem signature 06: 1
Problem signature 07: OsVersionMisMatch
OS Version:  6.1.7600.
Locale ID:  1033
Of course I tried rebooting off the Win 8 installation disc, but it just goes into the StartupRepair. I would sure appreciate any help.

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Hey Everyone,

I came home yesterday and went to turn on my computer and nothing! Its been working fine lately. The led on the front of the case and the led's for the ethernet connection all power up, but nothing else. The monitor detects a signal for a split second. (If its in sleep mode it will quickly flicker to on then back to sleep mode) Other than that, there is nothing happening. I'm not sure exactly if it is a psu problem. maybe the hard drive is going bad?

VPR Matrix
Intel P4 2.8 GHz
Intel Desktop Board D845PEBT2
Samsung PC2100 512 MB
ATI 5100
WD 100 Gig
Pioneer DVD-RW
Windows XP Home Ed. SP2

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