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Windows 8 Pro Upgrade boots to Desktop

Q: Windows 8 Pro Upgrade boots to Desktop

I Upgraded Windows 7 Home Premium 64 to Windows 8 Pro. Windows 8 now boots to the "Start Page" then a couple seconds later goes to the Desktop. This isn't something I configured it just does it. I do have Start8 from Stardock installed but it isn't configured to go to the desktop on boot either.

Any clue how I can stop this behavior and have Windows 8 stay at the Start Page on Boot?

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Preferred Solution: Windows 8 Pro Upgrade boots to Desktop

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A: Windows 8 Pro Upgrade boots to Desktop

You are probably starting a program at boot that causes the start menu to lose focus. Pretty much anything that opens a window will cause this, even most splash screens.

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Ever since I installed updates, yesterday and today, Windows 8.1 no longer boots to the start screen, it boots to the desktop.
Also, in msconfig, the boot reverts to 'Selective startup even though I keep changing it back to 'Normal startup'.

I haven't made any changes to my system other than the Windows updates.
System File Checker finds no integrity problems.

Any ideas?
James

A:Windows Boots to Desktop

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I just got my computer back and fixed from Windows crashing a few weeks back, so I was redownloading all my things I use, and when I was downloading iCloud, it said the usual 'restart your computer to finish' so I clicked yes and the screen is just red (that's my windows color thing) with the little circle of loading dots. And that's all it's been doing for days every time I turn it back on. I left it go for hours and nothing happened. I've tried everything.
Idk what's wrong.
I have windows 10 and an Acer laptop.
 

A:Windows Only Boots to Red (background) Desktop

That is unlikely to be virus related but a software issue related to updates
moved to W10 forum
 

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Hi everyone

My computer was slowing down from many days (and nights) of activity. I decided to reboot. I have no idea how it happened, but the computer booted up to a desktop I revamped about 15 - 18 month back.) That in itself was not my major concern. There was the choice of two users: me (who has administrator status) and a friend who does not have.

On typing in my password, it was rejected. I've never changed my password. I needed to get back from this time warp, and get my currrent deaktop back. On the Internet (using a friend's computer) I found an excellent workaround, which got me out of the time warp and back to the current desktop. My status of Administrator was restored, albeit with a new password.

I used it for a while, then decided to see what happened if I rebooted - I had to find out sooner or later. It went back to "the past." Back to square one.

Can anyone tell me why it went to an old configuration and booted that one up? I can only guess the newer config. had corrupted and Windows defaulted to the older config? After reinstalling Windows and succesfully booting up, I would have thought Windows would have it memorized.

Perhaps I ought to mention that two weeks before all this occured, I installed BitDefender Internet Security. I couldn't find annything suggesting "an issue" between this and XP.

I need to know what I can do to prevent this from happeneing again. How do I "force" Windows XP to boot to the mor... Read more

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Hello wonder if you can please help. Have

HP desktop with Windows Xp 2009
Nvidea graphics
320HDD
2Ram
17 inch tft flat screen monitor
dvd player not rewriter, (will not somtimes open draw,,have to keep requesting it)
All this was working ok yesterday, today, boots to desktop, icons appear then vanish, screen shows no signal. Tried going into Safe mode not accessable DVD drive has yellow light, Keyboard also showing yellow light,have checked all connections they are in ok. System has Avg security, which is up todate

Thought windows might be damaged, but have no recovery discs so how to repair them. Or could it be something to do with the dvd not functioning and stopping everything else.

Any help with solving this is appreciated there is some work on there that is required for next week.

Thank you

M
 

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I installed the latest Nvidia drivers. No problem there. But now, each time I boot up, I have this page fllling the screen (Windows explorer?) It's blank except for one folder - WINXP. It's easy to remove each time, but how can I get this page or whatever it is, to take a hike and get lost, so that just the desktop icons are visible? Would appreciate any help. Using xp home, P4, 1 gig RAM. Thanks in advance.

Larry (More Problems)
 

A:XP boots up with Windows Explorer covering Desktop

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Hello,

I am having the problem of windows booting to NO taskbar or desktop icons, I have run malware bytes and Avast5 and there os no reported problems.

Sadly I have run combofix before I saw all the warnings NOT to do that....WHY?

I have the log report is anyone willing to explain why one should not run combofix?

Any assistance would greatly be appreciated!!

A:Windows boots to NO taskbar or desktop icons

Hello,is anyone willing to explain why one should not run combofix?Sure. To quote Papakid:Running ComboFix by yourself is like performing open heart surgery on yourself--the scalpel and other surgical tools that is ComboFix is meant to be wielded by a highly trained surgeon only in emergencies or dire circumstances. When the surgeon is thru s/he leaves the room. So combofix should be removed from a system once it has accomplished its job, unlike an AV that is there to protect you from future infections.. . . CF does make some alterations to your system if you run it. Even if you had no malware removed and run the uninstall command, some things may be different now on your system. I can tell you that one thing is that all your restore points will be flushed out and a new one created. There is a good reason to do that when you have a severe infection--but if you aren't infected you might need those restore points.That said, please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Since you have run ComboFix, please include the ComboFix log in the new topic. Please be sure to include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.If you cannot produce any of the other logs, then please create the new topic anyway, include the information that you were unable to produce the other logs and why and include the ComboFix log along with a ... Read more

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Hello.My windows xp sp3 is now booting without a taskbar and desktop icons I have run Avast5 and malwarebytes and nothing was found. So I ran combofix before I saw all the warnings, the log is attached...see anything?Any help would be greatly appreciated.ComboFix 10-10-16.04 - Alan Foral 10/17/2010 16:38:28.1.2 - x86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3052.2145 [GMT -5:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\Alan Foral\Desktop\ComboFix.exeAV: avast! Antivirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\documents and settings\Alan Foral\g2mdlhlpx.exec:\program files\filesubmitc:\program files\filesubmit\Tng_Theme\Tng_Theme.zipc:\windows\system32\6177588.datc:\windows\system32\azip32.dllc:\windows\system32\ccrpTmr6.dllc:\windows\system32\drivers\npf.sysc:\windows\system32\dzgtactx.dllc:\windows\system32\Packet.dllc:\windows\system32\systemc:\windows\system32\WanPacket.dllc:\windows\system32\wpcap.dll.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Drivers/Services ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).-------\L... Read more

A:Windows boots to NO taskbar or desktop Icons

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up 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.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:

msconfig
safebootminimal
activex
drivers32
netsvcs
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
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I am working on a family member's Dell (Model P02E) laptop. I believe it is running Windows 7 Home premium.

It has started booting to a Windows Error Recovery screen showing the following message:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause.

If Windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, Startup Repair can helop diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during startup, choose Start Windows N.
NormallyLaunch Startup Repair (recommended)
Start Windows NormallyIf I select Start Windows Normally, the computer hangs at the Starting Windows screen for a minute, then the system reboots, and I end up at the same Error Recovery screen.

If I select Launch Startup Repair, the computer boots to what looks like a desktop with no icons, no taskbar, only a large cursor. The wallpaper is the generic windows Windows 7 wallpaper, mostly blue with the white silhouette of a bird.

The display appears to be in VGA - 670 x 480.

Keyboard commands (Win + R, CTRL+ALT+DEL, for example) do nothing.

Right clicking on the desktop gives me no menu.

Attempting to boot into safe mode brings me to the same screen.

Booting from a Windows 7 install CD and selecting Repair your computer (after selecting Language etc)brings me to the same screen I see when trying to Launch Startup Repair.

I tried connecting the laptop to various displays using the HDMI out and the VGA out with the same results.

It seems like the ... Read more

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This is rather ironic. Most people complain about booting to the new Start page and want to boot the the Desktop. I would rather boot the new Start page but my new Asus Windows 8 computer boots to the start page initially but after about three seconds automatically goes to the desktop. Any ideas on what's going on?

Thanks,

PerryR

A:Windows 8 Boots to Desktop - Not Start Screen

I am guessing Asus has installed some software on your computer that after the timeout, in this case 3 s. the desktop is invoked. Did Asus provide you with a desktop start menu? How much crap ware was installed on it out of the box? Just trying to get an idea what MS partners are installing on new 8 installations.

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The Dell 4550 all of a sudden will not boot.It worked fine one day next day I get either a black blank screen after XP splash screen or a weird Login screen that does not show any users, and says to shut down click here on the left. If I ctl alt del once nothing , if I ctrl alt del twice I get a windows login screen I never had to log in before so I dont have a password, It wont login without a password, or if I leave it blank. If I log in with administrator I need no password but it goes in with a guest account...I have no access to change anything, or do a restore.I cannot log into any of the recovery screens even from the xp cd. It either goes blank or reboots.I thought it was an xp problem but now I think it is a virus locking me out of my PC, because of the strange things it is doing.If I could do a store I think it would be OKbut I cant get a dos prompt with admin rightsI did repair it twice with the cd and that is when I was able to log in with that weird admin/guest accountDoes this sound like a virus?thanksJAnEdit: Moved topic from AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods to the more appropriate forum. ~ AnimalI cannot get to a dos screen to run anything or to my desktop the computer screen blanks out.I just took out the hard drive and put it on another computer as a slave....what is the best way to clean it now I downloaded unhide and malwarebytes to the new computeralso ccleaner

A:Computer boots but windows XP desktop is blank

I ran malwarebytes and it did not find anything
unhide seemed to run on the c drive not e and no way of changing it?

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Dell Dimension 4700

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 32239 MB, Free - 25854 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0M3918
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
I have replaced PSU, HDD and MOBO with identical items.
New OS loaded, now PC will boot to Windows desktop audible click, black screen and reboot prior to loading full desktop.
If it makes it to the desktop it will reboot when trying to open the browser.
It will reboot as well when trying to run any antivirus or spyware.
Have run MEMTEST86 4.29, Spotmau 2011, Ultimate Boot CD, Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Western Digital, Windows Memory Diagnostic, Universal Diagnostic Tool Kit ( both Micro Post Probe & Micro-Scope software), all showed no detrimental errors.
Pulled HDD & checked it with Rosewill, all data seems intact.
Ran a boot log;
Service Pack 3 12 19 2011 20:53:07.500
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
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I have a Toshiba (Satellite) laptop running Windows 8 that has been working for over a year. This morning when my wife turned it on it did the normal IPL .. displayed the initial windows 8 style picture on screen then went to the log on screen. After logging on with the correct password you get a blank screen but I am not sure that I would call it a BSOD screen its just that the desktop doesn't come up.. I can do the usual CTL-ALT-DEL and get to the TASKMANAGER to come up where upon you can change whatever you wish. I have disabled all of the extras that startup when you boot the computer but it still does the same thing. Nothing I do changes the fact that I never get to the normal desktop.

I have looked for the correct keys that allow you to boot into the configuration menu and the safe mode menu but can not find them on this laptop. Any/all help with the problems mentioned above would be greatly appreciated.

ROBO

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Hi my Father in laws desktop PC is playing up,its running windows 7 and boots to desktop, but the blue wheel keeps spinning when i hover over the task bar, when i use ctrl shift esc, the computer just hangs, I cant open any files at all. Works fine in safe mode. i have tried system restore, start up repair, chkdsk and sfc /scannow, but we still have the same issues. Im not a complete noob, but im no computer genius either so please bare with me.
I got this message -
windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to
fix some of them.
details are included in the cbs.log windir\logs\cbs\cbs.log.
for example C:\windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log
help please!!!
Thank you!!!
 

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Since I upgraded to Windows 8, I am no longer able to save individual Remote Desktop Connection files as .rdp files. I am talking about the traditional Remote Desktop Connection application on the Desktop that was in previous Windows versions, not the
Remote Desktop App from the Windows 8 store.
When I try to click on the Save button I get "An error occurred while saving to file"
When I try to click on the Save As button I get "Unable to open connection file" with the file address being where I tried to save it with the file name at the end.
Also when I upgraded to Windows 8, my .rdp files disappeared from my Documents folder.
 I need to create different .rdp files for different programs that my employees get into on my server. Now I have to hand type all the info each time into the Programs tap on the Remote Desktop Connection window, because I can't save to an
.rdp file.
 I like the Remote Desktop App from the Windows store but it won't let me designate specific programs to use using standard dos notation (ie c:\program files\ etc..). It just goes to my server desktop.
 I want to promote Windows 8 to my employees but I need either .rdp files for the traditional Remote Desktop Connection or the ability to open specific programs using dos notation in the Windows Store Remote Desktop App.

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Hi folks!Unfortunately, my 2 year old pushed some buttons on my Lenovo B590 laptop and something isn't right. Upon start up (Windows 7 64), I get a black screen with a moving cursor. Ctrl+alt+del doesn't bring up the task manager.I double checked the boot order in BIOS and that looks OK.Restarting in Safe mode works.I also updated the video drivers, and (strangely) I was able to restart in normal and everything looked fine. However, when I restarted again after that, I was back to the black screen in Normal.I've been Googling all morning, and done what I've found. If anyone else has any other suggestions, I'd be grateful for them. And if you have any questions for me, please don't hesitate to ask.Thanks!

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I just upgraded my CPU and Ram, both of which are compatible with my mobo, and now my PC re-boots after about an hour. It seems to run fine up until that point. Can anyone tell me why this is happening?

Cheers.

Si

Windows XP Pro SP2
Pentium 4 3.0MHz 800FSB (Prescott)
Gigabyte 8KNXP (Rev 2) Motherboard
1 GB Corsair PC3200 Ram (Dual Channel)
Gainward GeForce FX 5900XT x8 AGP 128MB DDR
40GB WD Hard Drive 7200rpm (C Drive)
120GB WD Hard Drive 7200rpm (D Drive)
120GB WD Hard Drive 7200rpm (E Drive)
120GB WD Hard Drive 7200rpm (F Drive)
LiteOn 52x24x52 CD-ReWriter
DVD-Rom
SB Audigy 2
 

A:PC Re-Boots After Upgrade

XP executes an automatic restart in the event of a system failure. This can be turned off.
"Disabling the ?restart on system failure? feature may permit the exact cause to be isolated"
http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php

Check the XP Event Log for details of the error causing the shutdown.
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/j_helmig/wxpevent.htm
 

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Well..I recently updated my BIOS. After doing so, my Vista and Xp partitions recognized the chipset's onboard i/o devices as uninstalled. My Xp OS asked me to install the drivers for these devices. I popped the disc in, and installed them on both partitions of Xp. Shortly after, I began recognizing this weird screen glitch. It seemed as if pixels were being dragged to a side in some areas. This seemed to mainly occur when I would drag one window from one monitor the the next using dualview. I then thought I should've reinstalled the drivers because when I did, my system crashed the first time I attempted an install. The install could've been cut short, not fully installing what I needed. I installed, and began seeing that my computer would freeze when accessing display properties>settings (tab). To condense this, my computer just freezes up right as I boot and get to my desktop.

What can I do to solve this and make it work..I've run a registry repar and removed a video card.

EVGA 7100/630i GeForce Mobo
Pentium Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66Ghz CPU w/ Xigmatech Heatsink
OCZ Platinum Revision 2 PC2-6400 2x1GB RAM
Seagate Barracuda 2x250GBs: 7200.11 (Vista/125GB,Xp/125GB), ES.2 (Xp/250GB) HDD's
Ultra 500w X-Connect PSU
HP DVD Burner

Temporarily Removed-MSI 8500GT 512MB Video Card

A:Xp unresponsive when boots to desktop..

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Originally Posted by Kurtwaskilled06


...my Vista and Xp partitions recognized the chipset's onboard i/o devices as uninstalled. My Xp OS asked me to install the drivers for these devices. I popped the disc in, and installed them on both partitions of Xp. Shortly after...




You either have an XP and a Vista, two XP partitions, two XP partitions AND a Vista partition, or what ?

The chipset (aka "motherboard") drivers could be different for each O/S.

Did you install XP drivers to the XP installation, and Vista drivers to the Vista, or what ?

Also, which O/S has the problem ? XP ?

If XP is the problem, how does Vista work ?

Did you get the drivers from the motherboard manufacturer's web-site ? If not, where did you get them ?

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Ok, im sure everyones had this at one time or another, but the fact that this problem has resurfaced again since i re-installed XP a while back is a real pain.

You bootup to no desktop icons or taskbar, just your desktop background. You cant do a thing, like run task manager to run the explorer process. Only option is to switch off the PC.

Ive run virus and adware scanners and i use ZoneAlarm. Nothing turned up. I have SP2 installed. Its happens about 1 in 3 times i bootup.

Can anyone give me some advice on this????
 

A:PC boots to blank desktop.

I think the problem is simply that it is slow in starting up as you may have too many start-up programs. When you get your system running, type "msconfig" in the run command, and try to minimise the number of startup programs.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 32239 MB, Free - 25854 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0M3918
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Note: Dell Dimension 4700, New PSU, Sata HDD and Mobo installed (all identical to original hardware). Installed, XP Pro, after numerous attempts. Reinstalled old CPU and memory (2x512). Have reset the cmos, new battery.
Scenario;
(1) Boot PC, goes through Dell and Windows start screens, starts desktop then goes into auto re-boots and can cycle several times.
(2) Boot PC, goes through Dell and Windows start gets to desktop loaded, and seems stable till I try to open and start &#8220;Browser, AVG, SuperAntiSpyware or Advanced System Care just to mention a few and re-boots mid programs. Tried to pin word icon to start menu and it rebooted as well
(3) Has handled making a backup CD with no prob.
(4) Seems stable at desktop while dormant.
 

A:New XP Pro installed gets to desktop and re-boots.

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my friend has vista business and downloaded the latest ms updates and now when he boots his comp the desktop is black and the only page he see's is the my computer page that lists his hard drives. it is a dell 9150, any help appreciated
 

A:vista boots and no desktop

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Hi all

I'm getting BSOD errors when booting, but only from cold. Once the computer has been off for 3-4 hours, or overnight each time I boot I get a (seemingly) different BSOD error code. A reboot via the reset switch which cause the machine to boot ok, and the machine can run indefinitely once booted. It never crashes.

The following are from event log:

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000001e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff80002cdb9a9, 0x0000000000000000, 0xffffffffffffffff). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 010512-9547-01.
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000001e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff80002c939a9, 0x0000000000000000, 0xffffffffffffffff). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 010712-6754-01.
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000001e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff80002d008b4, 0x0000000000000000, 0xffffffffffffffff). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 010912-6536-01.
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000024 (0x00000000000c08a5, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 010812-8564-01.
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000050 (0xffffe98011bb6e80, 0x0000000000000000, 0xfffff8800733eede, 0x0000000000000007). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: .

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A:BSOD on cold boots since HW upgrade

"I'm getting BSOD errors when booting, but only from cold"...
Minidumps are all the same (NTOSKRNL.EXE) but with the above issue, I suggest that you try another power supply first
 

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I have Vista Home Premium service pack 2.  The problem started yesterday, and I am honestly not sure what might have caused it.  The computer seems to boot up fine, shows me my desktop with wallpaper and all of my icons, then simply shuts down.  It will start up fine in safe mode, and I was able to run avast with no threats found.
Event Viewer has some odd looking entries.
 
Before it started doing its thing, there was some activity with filters of some kind.  Not sure what that is about.
 
Information 2/25/2014 3:12:41 PM FilterManager 6 None
File System Filter 'MpFilter' (6.3, 9/13/2013 5:52:45 PM) has successfully loaded and registered with Filter Manager.
 
Information 2/25/2014 3:12:41 PM FilterManager 6 None
File System Filter 'FileInfo' (6.0, 1/18/2008 11:34:27 PM) has successfully loaded and registered with Filter Manager.
 
And then a bunch more odd looking things before it finally shows an error and shut down.  Any ideas?

A:Vista boots up to desktop then shuts down

Hi,
 
Please run these for me in safe mode, if you are in safe mode with networking then you can download the tools otherwise you will need another computer and a USB or CD to transfer the tools (same for logs, transfer them via USB or CD to your clean computer and then post them in the topic):
 
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.
Double-click on the renamed file to install, then follow these instructions for doing a Quick Scan in normal mode.
Don't forget to check for database definition updates through the program's interface (preferable method) before scanning.
If you cannot update Malwarebytes or use the Internet to download any files to the infected computer, manually update the database by following the instructions in FAQ Section A: 4. Issues
Malwarebytes may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
After completing the scan, a log report will open in Notepad.
The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab .
Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows the database ve... Read more

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I posted this in xp forum but might get a quicker answer here

Internet connection fails when desktop boots
Hi hope someone can help as this is driving me nuts.
I have a wireless internet router/modem. Netgear.
The internet works fine via wireless for laptops, phones etc.
Until i boot my desktop up that is connected via cable to the router it then drops the internet connection.
The network is still showing as active but local only.
If i open a browser it tells me that it cannot resolve the DNS server.
if i switch the desktop off and reconnect the laptop it works.
So its not the laptop or the router i have used a few different cables all the same.
I'm using XP on desktop fairly fresh install with AVG antivirus and not much else on it but i have had the internet working since install so its some setting somewhere thats changed or needs setting up again.
If someone could give me the correct order to try the various fixes to solve this i would be eternally grateful.
If more info is needed just let me know what you need to know i'm ok with CMD window etc just tell me what commands to run.

Thanks
 

A:Internet drops when desktop boots.

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Two weeks ago when I started my desktop the computer booted up and shows the desktop screen but when I touch any key the comp shot down instantly.
Friend suggested to try on booted safe mode, and I will try that as soon as when I get home. I cannot a DDS log at this time because I can't run anything at this time.
You've could call this machine unbootable, except that it showed the desktop icons.
Joey
My system is win 7

A:Desktop boots up but shuts down when I touch any key.

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Hi All,

Here's my problem. After booting up, my desktop resets itself once, then permanently hides. I'm not sure whats causing this problem but I suspect it's a virus or piece of spyware.

Earlier today, the problem was different. Before, the desktop would just continually refresh itself every 10 seconds or so. So, I tried to run superantispyware on it, but then I got a blue screen and a restart after it had found over 100 threats. I was able to remove about 45 of them, then i got the restart and the current problem.

This is a crazy one. Can anyone help?

A:Desktop hides itself after computer boots up

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Without logs, it's too difficult to say what it is.

If you need to, can you use Task Manager - Ctrl + Alt + Del - to open explorer? File > New Task (Run) > Explorer > OK



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this kind of continues from my post in the install problems i finally got windows 7 installed now when it boots up after a few mins the pc blue screens on me i did have to change the sata from ide to AHCI to get it installed and the pc runs fine in safe mode my pc specs are as follows

OS windows 7 64 bit student upgrade
CPU intel i5 2400
Motherboard gigabyte GA-H67M-UD2H
Memory 8 gb Corsair x3
Graphics Card gigabyte nividia 460 gtx 1GB


i could not run a system report in safemode but here is the dump file Attachment 209860

A:BSOD when pc boots after 2mins of been on the desktop

Unfortunately, no .dmp files were included. The bugchecks indicate a hardware issue. The hardware indicated is your hard disk, hard disk termination, or hard disk cable.


   Warning
Before you proceed with the following, answer these two questions: Are you still under warranty? Does your warranty allow you to open up the machine to check hardware? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, contact your system manufacturer. WARNING: The steps that follow can void your warranty!!!
Strip down your system to run only the bare essentials: one RAM module, the CPU, motherboard, one hard disk, one graphics card (or use onboard graphics if you have it), keyboard, mouse, and one monitor. Check your hard disk connections; remove the cable and re-connect it. Try a different cable, as well. See how the system behaves. If it is stable, add one piece of hardware back at a time until you get crashes again. Take notes of what hardware you add and how the system responds to the hardware changes.

As you add and remove hardware, follow these steps for ESD safety:Shut down and turn off your computer.
Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an anti-static pad. Hold something ... Read more

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I am working on a computer (Dell Dimension 3100 Win XP Home) that will boot like normal to the profile screen (5 profiles). Regardless of the profile selected teh computer hangs once the background/wallpaper displays. There are no icons or start bar. The mouse works but right clicking on the desktop does nothing. Ctrl-Alt-Del does bring up task manager. Doing a File-Run in task manager will allow me to maneuver around the pc but will not start EXPLORER if I try. This is the same result if I boot to safe mode and go in as Administrator. I have been working with a flash drive back and forth from a working pc to this one.

I ran Spy Bot several times before it returned nothing found, with several reboots in between. It found and eventually removed virtumunde and virtumunde.dll among other things.
I have run ccleaner and fixed any issues with the registry that were found.
The virtumunde removal tool found a few instances and removed all traces after the third run.
I ran Symantec's FxVMundo tool which found nothing.

I am at a loss as to what to try next. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

A:No desktop icons or start bar win XP boots

Ok, I copied HJT over, ran it and am copying the scan results below for review too....Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:15:10 PM, on 6/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell-usuk&channel=us
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell-usuk&channel=us
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Page_URL = www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell-usuk&channel=us
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.dell.com/
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {39DA470C-0809-406B-8168-C746DCEE30DE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nnnoOiHX.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {402903BA-7DAD-4B00-B58F-C27D7FC8F039} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: {dacefeed-435d-22ca-f484-1d5f93bcf82c} - {c28fcb39-f5d1-484f-ac22-d534deefecad} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\qgcvsjli.dll
O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {DE9C389F-3316-41A7-809B-AA305ED9D922} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.... Read more

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So i went on a vacation for a month and after i came back from my vacation i turned on my hp desktop windows vista (booted normally) browsing through the web then suddenly it restarted by itself and hp monitor went black and said no signal. I boot up my desktop i hear the fan starting keyboard lights blinks cd drive blinks and monitor still says no signal
 

A:Desktop boots up, Monitor no signal

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I have Vista Home Premium service pack 2.  The problem started yesterday, and I am honestly not sure what might have caused it.  The computer seems to boot up fine, shows me my desktop with wallpaper and all of my icons, then simply shuts down.  It will start up fine in safe mode, and I was able to run avast with no threats found.  Any ideas?

A:Vista boots up to desktop then shuts down

I would look at the system Event Viewer,
 
Right click computer,manage Event Viewer > Windows logs > System

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Hi!

Recently my friend gave me an old laptop running Windows 7 Starter. It has a BSOD that has been fixed. My problem right now is when I try booting windows (in normal mode) at random times, it doesn't show desktop. The laptop was able to show the log in screen of the users. But when I enter one of the users, it does not show desktop. It just shows a black screen with the mouse pointer (I can move the mouse pointer though). I can still enter the desktop through safe mode.

What should I do? Thanks in advance!

~Bryan~

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Hi all, I can't seem to figure out what is going on with my PC. More times than not my computer will boot to the desktop and freeze. I then have to restart my PC and it's fine. Sometimes, it does the same and I have to constantly restart until it's running normally. When it is running fine all is well. I updated all my drivers so all seems to be fine. I can't seem to update the BIOS but I can't seem to pinpoint the problem with the freezing.
I'm running windows 10 pro
My specs are the following.
CPU: intel i7 -4790 Quad Core
Liquid CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM
Motherboard: Asus z97-a Socket 1150 intel z97
Memory: G.SKILL TridentX Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)
Storage: SAMSUNG 128GB SSD, SAMSUNG 256GB SSD & WD 2TB HDD
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3gb GDDR5
Power Supply: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W

Has anyone ever had this occur to them? I did notice twice last week the computer BSODed and if I remember correctly it was my netosio.sys file.
I will post my BSOD reports later this evening when I get home from work.

Any help would be much appreciated!
Thanks,
Rudy

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Just got the PC 2 weeks ago and when I boot up, it the screen will flicker and then lock up completely. I will have to restart the pc and it will happen again. Screen will have black lines going across it.It was running fine for over a week. When I am able to before it does lock up at times, I have ran a Chkdsk with no errors, and a virus scan and no viruses.

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Hello,

recently strange things happening. Any time I hit some short cuts on the desktop this process re-boots the PC. Any ideas?

thank You
 

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Hello,

So yesterday my computer was working fine, then when I went to sleep, I let Deluge run to download a couple TV shows and set up a timer to shut down my computer (with Shutter).
This morning, I turn it on, boots normally (to the desktop) then a few moments later, I would get automatically signed out. Weird, so I try to sign back in, and I get sign out almost instantly again. I tried rebooting, same thing.
Also, on the second reboot, I noticed a HomeGroup shortcut on my desktop, but then it disappeared a few seconds later.
I'm on Windows 8, using Skip Metro to boot to desktop and using that trick to bypass the log on screen, if that matters.
Also, I've noticed each time when I'm about to get signed off, sound when a USB has been disconnected plays.
I did run sfc /scannow yesterday and it said it was going to fix something on reboot. You guys think this could've changed something?
And, all I installed yesterday was Notepad++, I don't think that should be the issue though.
I'm not sure what to do next.. I'm hoping you guys could help me out!
Thank you for reading.

Edit: I had time to switch to safe mode boot in msconfig, but now I noticed there isn't an option to perform a system restore within safe mode?

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Hi,
I have a old Compaq Deskpro that i am trying to upgrade the memory. There are 3 slots. One slot has 64 MB and i want to put a second 64 MB stick in. Well when i put the second stick in the computer (running Windows 98) will only boot in Safe mode. In safe mode if I right click on My computer and choose properties it is showing 128 MB.
If i try to boot to Normal mode right after the Flying windows screen the computer reboots and then prompts for me to boot in safe mode.
I took both sticks and and put the new stick i got in slot one (to see if perhaps there was a problem with the new stick). With the new stick in slot 1 the computer boots with no problems.
So whenever i try to add a second stick the computer will only boot in safe mode.

Any ideas on what is happening and how i can fix?

Thanks.
 

A:Memory upgrade only boots in Safe Mode

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Hi

Our PC boots to desktop so that the wallpaper is showing, but no icons or task bars are coming up. I can do ctrl-alt-del to look at the processes. I have opened in safe mode and am currently running scans with AVG, Malware Bytes, Super Anti Spyware & Dr Web Scanner.

Dr Web Scanner has found and eradicated BackDoor.Tdss.565.

We think this started yesterday when our nephew click on a pop up regarding windows security Centre.

We are running XP Service Pack 3.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Sisterchip

A:XP boots to desktop no icons or task bar showing

Dr Web Scanner has found and eradicated BackDoor.Tdss.565.Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

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Hey, I am trying to install Windows 7 x64 over Windows XP Pro SP2 x32. When I boot with the Windows 7 CD, it says "Windows is loading files" then it stops and goes to a blank windows 7 desktop background with a large cursor. Completely skips the steps that ask for timezone etc, and has no function ability. Any ideas?

A:Win7 Boots to blank Desktop Wallpaper

are you sure your pc is x64 capable?

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Hi hope someone can help as this is driving me nuts.
I have a wireless internet router/modem. Netgear.
The internet works fine via wireless for laptops, phones etc.
Until i boot my desktop up that is connected via cable to the router it then drops the internet connection.
The network is still showing as active but local only.
If i open a browser it tells me that it cannot resolve the DNS server.
if i switch the desktop off and reconnect the laptop it works.
So its not the laptop or the router i have used a few different cables all the same.
I'm using XP on desktop fairly fresh install with AVG antivirus and not much else on it but i have had the internet working since install so its some setting somewhere thats changed or needs setting up again.
If someone could give me the correct order to try the various fixes to solve this i would be eternally grateful.
If more info is needed just let me know what you need to know i'm ok with CMD window etc just tell me what commands to run.

Thanks
 

A:Internet connection fails when desktop boots

Closing duplicate thread too: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/998982-internet-drops-when-desktop-boots.html

Welcome to TSG, however please only start one thread per issue. I've moved your other thread to Networking.
 

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Running recovery console with chkdsk /f and finally a repair install of xp rid this dimension 3000 dell with xp sp3 of BSOD problems, but upon boot I can't load desktop in regular or safe mode as it wants me to register with M.S. right away. I am sure that this pc still has Malware (the original cause of it's problems) possibly not allowing the desktop to load all the way. Upon clicking yes to register I get nothing but the desktop background picture, and naturally clicking no logs out of user admin account.
I don't know if slaving to my linux box and scanning with clamav will help or not. I already installed the tools installation files I wish to run to remove malware on the desktop of the infected pc with live knopix cd to avoid infecting my thumb drive, but can't boot into safe mode to install Malware removal programs. Legal copy of Windows on machine, but not the disc that came with the Dell, just an oem disc of sp2 xp.
I suppose that upon repair install the network card driver was not re-installed? My linksys router does show a connection on the ethernet port it is connected to.
I can't get a menu when clicking on 'register windows to log in' to see if I need to click anything else. I have done this many times and never had to register windows before even booting to the desktop 1 time!
Hope not to re-install completely as I will then have to come up with other programs to do what the dell came with for applications such as cd burning and other specific tools.
I ... Read more

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My Dell Inspiron i7 has been running windows 8.1 just fine for about three years now.
Without downloading or installing anything new in the past few days, today it suddenly booted to a black desktop background with the defaultdark blue color scheme, and many functions do not work - quick launch menu isn t responding, side bars aren t showing up. Windows I manage to open don t show up on the bottom bar, Alt+Tab doesn t work, using two fingers on the mouse pad doesn t work, and so on.
everything is also very slow.

I ve restarted the computer several times and ran Avast and Malwarebytes scans with no findings.

Any ideas what might cause this and how to fix it?

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Windows Classic theme is selected in Display Properties, but the computer has started booting up with the Classic desktop but with the task bar in those horrible Windows XP colours and design.
 
Changing to the XP theme and back to Classic in the Properties window returns the task bar to Classic.
 
How can I overcome this annoyance? 
 
It's a new, but a little dated,  machine, and is believed not to have been used by its previous owners, with a freshly installed operating system.
 
This probem has arisen since installing various applications.  Whether or not that is relevant, I couldn't say.
 
 
 
 

A:XP Pro sometimes boots up with Classic desktop and XP themed task bar.

Right click on a blank piece of desktop and select 'Properties' from the contextual menu that appears. The desktop is controlled by the button that says 'Desktop' :- select the desktop you want, click 'Apply'; click 'OK' and that's that settled, and it should not change until you change it again. If you don't like any of the built in wallpapers, you can create your own. Any picture, image or graphic you like so long as it is either a bitmap ( .BMP ) or a .JPG type. Be as creative as you want, just save it - as either a .BMP or a .JPG - in C:\Windows\Web and you will find it listed the next time you go to properties.
 
Again, for the Windows colours, from 'Properties' select 'Themes' and pick the one of your choice. I have a laptop running XP sittiing beside me, and it is set to Windows XP (Modified). I personally find this quite innocuous, but if you don't like it you are welcome to try 'More themes online . . .' .  But again, pick the theme you want - or at least can live with - click 'Apply', click 'OK' and the job's done. And again, this shouldn't change unless you change it at a later date.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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As the title says, i am very frustrated at this problem i went to boot my system as i have done for the past 8 weeks, this time it booted up normal but froze about 30seconds after the desktop shows up. i have covered all the bases i can think of (advanced sys recovery)didnt work, (safe mode) still freezes. Please assist me

Cheers

A:Laptop boots into desktop then fully freezes

Download and run the HD Tune Pro trial. Check the SMART information for errors/warnings.
Also try running a Memtest to check the RAM.
Also check for build up of dust inside the case.

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Anyone ever have this happen? I can get the computer to boot up to the desktop, and I tried to update my antivirus software, but then the machine just shuts down. I asked my wife not to access the internet while I wa gone, as our panda anti-virus software had ran out and needed to be updated. She did not know that that meant no email. Maybe something got in via email... Any advice appreciated!
 

A:Solved: computer boots to desktop and then on its own restarts???

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Hey,
Earlier today I accidentally turned off my pc at the switch as it was loading a game by resting my foot on it. When I turned it back on it could load to desktop and load the icons, but I couldn't open anything. Infact, the only thing that did run was Hamachi, and that appeared to freeze (although I could exit it with no problems). The computer runs normally on safe mode, and my first instinct after discovering this was to reinstall the video card drivers (fixed a similar problem for me about 2-3 weeks ago where the desktop froze upon loading), but this has not worked, as you could probably gather. Does anyone know any solutions to this/ had a similar issue? I don't particularly want to reformat, I'm determined to fix this

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Computer boots to desktop, displays icons, but won't run anything.

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I don't know what caused it, but when I booted this morning....I booted into WindowsXP desktop but there are no Icons, The mouse does not work, the keyward doesn't work....
Looks like all I have is a nice picture!!
What caused this to happen?
 

A:WindowXP desktop boots but there are no icons present

try restart the PC and start tapping F8 about every second before the windows logo screen and see if you get to a black screen with white writing.....use your arrow keys to select Last Known Good Configuration and press Enter.
 

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