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Windows 7 wont start up, wont restore

Q: Windows 7 wont start up, wont restore

I am so frustrated! emachine only 10 mnths old. when starting gets to the welcome screen and reboots. have run all the scans and system restore - gives me an error System Restore ox8000ffff now it wont even start in safe mode! also had the error Startup Repair offline should I just shoot it!

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 wont start up, wont restore

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A: Windows 7 wont start up, wont restore

Do you notice if the screen flashes a quick blue before it restarts?If it does, go back to the Safe Mode menu and select instead Disable automatic restart on system failure. The computer will try then to boot normally. If booting should fail and 'bluescreen', the PC will display it instead of rebooting. If possible, take a picture of it and insert it into your next reply. Otherwise, type in what it says.

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Greetings,

I could use some help if possible, Firstly I want to state I probably can fix this issue by reformatating and reinstalling but I dont want to do that, so looking for an alternative option if possible.

Problem: This morning I had a brief 1 second power outage while I was using my computer which forced it to shutdown. It just stood there shutting down for about 15 minutes when i decided to click force shutdown. After restarting, computer ran checkdisk and startuip repair because windows was not loading.

Issues; I ran chkdsk a couple times, lots of bad sectors./index files repairing recovering, but it ends up hanging at stage 4 at a certain spot. I left it running at that spot for over 5 hours and just stood there(I went to sleep and woke up at same spot). I booted with windows 7 cd and tried startup repair, the first 3 times it said it couldnt repair. It only showed 2 restore points available and both gave error messages saying they couldnt load. I ran a checkdsk /r again and was fixing a lot of stuff and hung at same spot again. Tried another startup repair, this time it said it worked but still the same problem, windows isnt loading. However, I am able to get to the login screen now after waiting about 10 minutes at the windows logo however my kieyboard/mouse functionaility seems to be gone so i cant even type my password to login at that point. I ran a diagnostic in the boot menu, when checking the harddrive it gave me an error. Ive tried booting to every opti... Read more

A:windows wont start, repair or restore

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All of a sudden, I turn on my lap top (lenovo idea pad flex 10) and it takes forever to Load, then says windows 8 wont boot or something.
Takes me to a blue screen and I tries to system restore but that also won't load and go through. Help please?
I went to advanced options and pulled up the box you type **** in butI don't know what to put km it to make windows boot!
 

A:windows 8 wont boot and system restore wont work

You need to be much more specific about what your problem is. I can't tell at all from your post what's really happening, and neither will anybody else. What exactly happens? What exact messages do you get? What "advanced options" are you talking about? Also, it appears this site's profanity filter has blocked something in your post. Using such language is not helpful.
 

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Last night I updated windows 8.1 from windows 8.
It got to the stage where it needs to restart so it done that started the configarations and once it reached 100% it restarted.

Since then what happens is when i press power on the samsung logo comes on the screen then the black screen with the windows picture then the bsod comes up for around half a second and it restarts. then it constantly does this.

The whole cycle only takes a few seconds.

Ive tried booting in safe mode but this isnt working so I downloaded kav rescue on another computer and saved it on a flash drive, But it wont boot off this either.

Any ideas?

A:Windows wont start after 8.1 update wont boot in safe mode

What does the BSOD state? Most times it is a driver issue with the Display drivers. Other times it is hardware.

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hi, window will not boot goes to blue screen that says process 1 initizaltion failed and starts dumping, then reboots to reapir, wont repair, tried booting to reapir disc and used bitdefender rescue which showed no virus, then tried booting to my winodws 7 upgrade disc, it says loading files then goes to a windows screen and nothing, tried recovery and it only shows one date may 6th, recovered to that date and does the same boots then goes to blue screen, in advanced i went to promt screen and tried chkdsk c:/f/r and it said failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50, so now dont know what to do if i need a new hard drive or what bios looks the same as always please help mike

A:windows 7 wont boot, wont go to safe mode or start on windows 7 disk

Have you followed these steps - Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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ok well system restore will start but only manually. every time i log off or restart my computer it is turned off which deletes all restore points making it useless

in msconfig startup all C:/WINDOWS are selected to startup

i dont know what the problem is

i dont think u guys need an hjt log but if u do then ask
 

A:System restore wont start

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Well here goes my explainanation it wont start :D no more need be said ok JK here welll it gives me the restart computer message we all heard this before and Ive tried 2 methods ive read about i'll list em here the enable/disable wipe method wont work(wont even let me apply the settings) tells me that one or more of the drives that there was an error to restart and try again... lol no work
second method was

Quoted from another forum
Start/RUN/msconfig/Startup tab and see if *StateManager is checked. Hopefully, Not. If Yes, the smgr.dll version HAS to BE 4.90.0.3003 so "messing" with it is not an option. The Download would be necessary, and this is from experience and from the MS moderator I've used who is quite capable. I think the version would be wrong primarily if you Re-Installed Win Me; Not sure if Version would change if original install is in. Hope Nick's idea is all that it is. Good Luck- P.S. Save this/Nick's verbiage as someday Symptoms may force you to refer back to some of the Trouble-Shooting tips that experts have taught me and others. Networking tips is how we non-experts survive and learn!

third method I tried is safe mode well guess how this turned out I CANT BOOT UP IN SAFE MODE(nuts eh?)

Yea this shud be a thinker now for you smart guys GL trying to help me out =/

A:System Restore Wont Start...

Try downloading and burning an image of UBCD (The Ultimate Boot CD) and using the Restore Utility. This should be able to use any restore points you have saved.

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there is a lot of things going wrong with my computer lately which is really annoying because its only 3 months old so i thought i'd give this website a try.The first problem ill start with is my system restore because if i can get that to work then i might be able to fix everything else.

When i click on system restore i get this message

There was an unexpected error:

The filename,directory name or volume lable syntax is incorrect.
(0x8007007b)
System restore will now close
Any help will be much appeciated

Email: [email protected]
 

A:System Restore wont start

This error may be caused by faulty imaging by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that
results in the presence of an invalid volume. To see if this is the problem, go to System in
Control Panel and open System Protection. There will be two volumes shown, one of which is
selected and named “Missing.” Select C:\ and de-select “Missing” solves the problem.
 

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Hi girls n guys
please help me
problem is with a samsung net/notebook
when powered on it wont load up windows / it looks like it freezes after the "windows bar comes up for a minimum of 4 secs" then goes no further ?
tryd to use the wind recovery disc to "repair pc" it loads up windows files then i get a please wait screen and goes no further ?
so i tryed to re-install widows from disc, can get through the install procedure up untill i click install now then get to Setup is starting and wont go any further ? just the cursor icon circle goes round and round and just nothing
any advice on what the problem is ?
im stummped
thanks in advance
Barry

A:Win7 starter disc wont wont restore system

Couple links for you full of info
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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So I turn my computer off one day only to find it wont start the next day. I open the case up and see the led is on. I flip the switch on the power supply off then on and quickly press the power button. My computer starts but the following time I shut down the computer it again wont start and now the led is blinking. I've never had any issues like this before, any help would be appreciated.

I don't routinely use many usb devices, only my mouse and keyboard and every now and then my ipod. I figure the issue is likely either the power supply or the motherboard. The ps is almost two years old while the motherboard is only about three months old.
 

A:Computer wont start, power supply wont start, blinking led

It sounds to me like your PSU is the problem, get a hold of another and plug it to your computer and see if that will make it start, if it doesn't it might be BOTH your motherboard and PSU. A bad PSU will burn a motherboard.
 

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I was having a little trouble with the driver compatability of a new update for my toshiba sattelite computer so I decided to restore to a recent point and try to fix the driver and reupdate. When the changes were being finalized, a message saying the installation failed popped up and the computer rebooted. After the BIOS screen its just a flashing underscore. I no longer have a restore disk and am relying on a usb boot to fix my problem, but I don't know what I have to load onto the USB to fix it.

A:OS Wont start after failed computer restore

Create a USB recovery drive - Windows Help

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hi everyone, never posted on a forum " ive read alot of them latley trying to find a solution to my problem.. anywayz "my computers ip address when i go to the bars for my wireless is 0.0.0.0" its in green *its green, excelent connetion* 2 other computers work, but my laptop dosent." dell m70 2004. DHCP dosent start, my ip is stuck at 0.0.0.0, i cant go online. when i type ipconfig/all in CMD. and try to release or renew. i cant, im a newbi to computers but i think it might be a DHCP problem? "so i hear from several forms" mine is stopped when i go to find it in regedit or whatever. can i cant start it back up. please respond *desperet, never thought i would actualy go on a fourm but it seems people who do that get there answers they need* iunno if i mentioned but, i cant restore lol.. i just want my computer back to normal. "and i have plenty of harddrive space, like 109k mb
 

A:Computer 0.0.0.0 address, cant restore. DHCP wont start either

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Hello~
During a full system restore of my computer i didn't realize it was not charging and left it to finish the restore. Shortly coming back later, it had died so i rebooted it. During the reboot, it did its normal process well restoring, " Setup is starting services.", but then during the process when gathering windows data to restore the computer in its final stages, it gives me the message, " Windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer."
Shortly after starting my computer, going through the same process, it gives me that message again, and then it repeats, and eventually of course, goes into a circle of completing the same issue. Though im pretty tech savvy this is beyond my technical point. I would appreciate any help *I have searched the internet for answers, used yahoo answers, technical support (online), and all those couldn't help* Thanks!

~?hris

A:Computer died during Full System Restore, wont start.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fromchrisr


Hello~
During a full system restore of my computer i didn't realize it was not charging and left it to finish the restore. Shortly coming back later, it had died so i rebooted it. During the reboot, it did its normal process well restoring, " Setup is starting services.", but then during the process when gathering windows data to restore the computer in its final stages, it gives me the message, " Windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer."
Shortly after starting my computer, going through the same process, it gives me that message again, and then it repeats, and eventually of course, goes into a circle of completing the same issue. Though im pretty tech savvy this is beyond my technical point. I would appreciate any help *I have searched the internet for answers, used yahoo answers, technical support (online), and all those couldn't help* Thanks!

~?hris


First things first, I would get a Sata/USB drive adapter and try to get your files off that computer's drive. You can also use Ubuntu as a boot disc and get them as well. Might be easier.

Looks like honestly you are looking at reinstalling Windows from scratch matey.

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Help,

having to use the works computer to post this. My home pc is failing to startup.

Before it had gotten this bad, I had experienced crashes and reboots whilst it was working. They became more frequent and now the computer wont start at all. The power comes on, the fans all whirr, but the computer doesnt even get to the point where it displays the introductory bios screen.

Any advice?

Computer is a little old now. Intel 2600k inside.
 

A:My PC wont start - Even the BIOS start page wont display

Hello leicestersq,

Please provide information about your computer, this includes is it a notebook or desktop, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if a brand name, provide the model name or series number (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the MB, the RAM (including the amount) add on video card if one is used and the PSU (power supply unit) providing these details will enable us to better assist you.
 

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Hi,
None of my internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, mozilla or the new one that comes with Windows 10 will open or load. Also when I click on my Windows start button it does nothing as well as the dialogue next to it that says I'm Cortana ask me anything. I have run Malwarebytes anti-malware and it has identified 0 threats. I have adware antivirus but it won't run. Any help would be appreciated thank you!

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Hello,

Today I noticed that I could not open my start menu with neither the windows button, ctrl + esc, or a click of the mouse. I've also had a problem the last couple of days saving/opening files in one of the programs I used to make music. I tried to go into safe mode to do system restore, but the safe mode didn't boot. It scrolled all the system files on the screen but then just stopped and nothing happened.

So, I tried the other option (forget what it's called) that lets you perform various other system restoration tasks. I brought up the system restore screen from there, but got an error that said something about corrupt files so it could not perform the restore. I checked again, and all my restore points had been deleted.

Lastly, when I click computer, all the drives are blank with no names beside them, only the icons. I can still click them and they seem to be functioning normally, so I don't know if there is a relation to this. I don't know if some registry files were deleted or if there is some other problem. I didn't notice the start menu/safe mode/blank icon issues until I just recently installed the latest windows update.

Sorry if this seemed a little long winded, but I would appreciate help from anyone.

Thanks,
adub2b23

A:Safe mode wont boot, Start menu wont appear and various other problems

Hi -

Try a repair/ install - http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88...all-vista.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I got a new p4 3 gig with hyperthreading pc. For a while it was working like a charm, on overdrive. But only after a week of use, I started to have problems. While playing very visually demanding games (Battlefield 1942, Medal Of Honor) I would keep gettin those dreaded blue screen of death thingies. I would get one of 3 errors. One said, "IRQL_NOT_EQUAL_TO_OR_LESS_THAN" another said, "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" although im not quite sure about the NONPAGED part, i know it said non something. And the other one I think I only got once and cant remember exactly what it was, it had something to do with IRQ.

Now on all of them it said it was shutting down my pc to avoid hardware damage. Which it did, I had about 3 seconds to read the screen before my pc shut down. After a while, It got so bad that I would get an error while just browsing the internet with explorer. I tried taking out my vid card and using the on-board video, didnt work. I dont remember if xp stopped starting or not, but I decided I should format my hd to fix the problem. I only have the xp upgrade cd so I had to install win98 first. Win 98 installed fine, except that on the first startup after installation my pc resarted itself and I got the "failed startup, choose an option" thing, I chose normal start up and it worked fine. So then I tried to install xp again. I got to the part where it restarts to install xp from the files copied from cd. During that installtion phase, It said... Read more

A:BSOD errors, xp wont start, reformatted, xp wont install.

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How do I re-install windows vista? Have OS disc, windows will not load at all, under F8 safe mode dont work...system restore wont open nothing does.disc wont start up...when i reboot without pushing any buttons, screen comes up says WINDOWS ERROR RECOVERY and i have the option of LAUNCH STARTUP REPAIR or START WINDOWS NORMALLY...startup repair just restarts my computer and if i start windows normally, it shows the MICROSOFT CORPORATION logo with the line that goes across back and forth right before windows opens..after about 8 seconds then it goes to a blank screen...after about 3-4 minutes, it goes to a blue screen that says STOP: c000021a {fatal system error} The initial session process or system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000000 (0xc0000221 0x00100348). The system has been shut down.

So, to sum it all up, I turn on my laptop,screen that says GATEWAY and has option for F2 and F10...if I dont do anything...it goes to a black screen with curser blinking in top left corner...after about 2 minutes, it goes to Windows Error Recovery where I have the option of launching startup repair or start windows normally... If I launch startup repair, all it does is restart the computer... If I start Win Normally it goes to the Microsoft Corp logo with the line that goes across...then after a few minutes, the BSOD appears...
F8-any option I chose does absolutly nothing...

A:Vista wont start up BSOD Unable to do anything..want to do full system restore.

Ok,

Lets start at the beginning.
Do you want to recover your system.Install the operating system from Disk & start from again.Both options maybe achievable No. 1 can take a little longer but there is no guarantee of success.
No. 2 can be done quite quickly but you loose everything (If not backed up first) & start from scratch. That is provided you have all the disks & drivers too etc.

So what is your choice?
Waht do you have access to?

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guys,

my computer wont boot and still it wont display.
i already changed a video card and stil it wont.
it have no beep at all and it will not display.

what should i do?
 

A:guys my computer wont start and wont have a display

does it beep any. if not this will indicate more major problems. (unless you dont have beep speaker installed) a mother board is programed with a set of beep to play if there is a problem like such as three beeps if the ram is not working, 1 long beep if the vid card is not working etc etc. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOUR BEEPs WILL BE. if you are not getting these then you need to find out why. see if you have a speaker inside your case. if you do and all of your fans spin but still no action from you pc then you may have a larger problem such as mother board or processor.
 

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My Dell Inspiron Laptop which runs on Windows Vista will not start properly, the screen will go black after loading, this is before i can get to the log on stage. There is only a cursor which i can move.

I then started Startup Repair and it performed the checks, but my computer still wouldn't start. I then tried System Restore which didn't have a backup. I clicked the link to create a backup, but it said 'Your computer is running in a limited diagnostic state'. I have tried running the Windows Vista disk and it doesn't change anything. I have tried every method I know of, but I cannot get my computer working. Is there any other way, if you know please help me.
 

A:Dell Inspiron Laptop wont start and System Restore doesn't work

One last thing you can try is to press F8 while booting and on the next menu, select the 'Last Known Good' option
 

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Nothing will load on my Compaq Presario 700 notebook. It wont even turn on in safe mode.
When I go to turn it on it sounds like the hard drive attempts to spin. I don't hear the fans, but all the lights come on. The battery is fairly new and everything is plugged in properly.
All this began when I was running Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and it locked up forcing me to shut down.
Any ideas?
 

A:XP wont load/Computer wont start

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Ok i recently was infected with spyware but I installed a firewall called Panda and immediately started acting weird, so I said to myself ok uninstall it, no matter how long I leave the remove programs box open it wont load, so its just empty and Icant remove it, when I try by opening the program then clicking on the uninstall it will say error, my computer wil also not open internet explorer, it opens it just doesnt load, the only way i can go on the internet is if i right click on the icon and click start without add-ons, and it also wont shut down!!!!!!!!! please help, i have no clue what to do

A:Help Computer Wont Shut Down And Wont Uninstall Programs And Wont Open Internet Explorer, Please Help!

Did you came from HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum? Else I would suggest you to read up here and post a HijackThis log for malware experts to take a look. If they declare you clean and you still having such problem, then you can come back here and post your question again.

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Yesturday my vista was working great, and on the screen as i went to shut it down said "updating files do not shut down computer 3/3 100%" but it stayed like that for 4 hours, so i turn it off manualy once i turned it back on the next day it asked me for my password i put it in and as it was loading it was vey slow and would take 5-6 minutes for programs to load up.

Also when i go to click on like my internet it dont work, not even my games work, they try to load then freeze. So i did a scan on it and its still having this problem. After i got frustrated i went to shut it down again and it says "logging off" but stays like that for hours, so i have to manualy turn it off. Now with internet issue, it works in safe mode with connection, but not in my normal screen. WHY IS THIS DOING THIS?

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None of my games will work. I took some advice of a forum because I couldnt get Perfect World to work and changed something in the registry to do with the port. Now no game will work and i would change it back but i dont know what it was previously.
My system restores wont work, wont even undo, and theres only one days worth there now. I dont know how to do a utilities reg scan which I think may be what I need to do, I dont know if its in my pc or on my XP disk. I cant use the disk because I dont know how to find my product code and the person I bought it off has gone to Cyprus .

I've done a Drwebcureit but really I need instructions for a 2 year old and I think this has happened since my last one. I had a Win32 Trojan in the other day and Vundo got rid of it I think, maybe its got something to do with that, maybe its still lurking around. Ive done a Combofix amd this was at the top - WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED. If anyone can help me, you would save my life, its driving me mad now.

~~x~~
 

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I am experiencing the following very strange intermittent problems and evil behavior in XP.

My Start Menu sometimes only appears for a split second when clicked and will not stay displayed. Also minimised apps. wont maximise and apps. and short cuts on the desktop wont launch when double left clicked and instead show properties as if they were right clicked!!

I have done the following to try and resolve these issues.

1. Updated from SP1 to SP 2 as well as all the security updates.

2. Ran Adaware and Spybot to find any unwelcome visitors. Adaware only found one minor issue.

3. Ran Symantec Antivirus which found and quarantined several viruses.

4. Ran WinDoctor which found and said it resolved quite a few issues.

This is really a pain as it makes the system virtually unusable except for when it is behaving which is rare.

Would be grateful for any suggestions, solutions, incantations or workarounds for this issue/s

Kind regards

Binaryboy
 

A:Start Menu flickers/dissapears, apps. wont launch & minimised apps. wont maximise!!

Hi binaryboy, Welcome to TSG!!

Please post a HJT log for us to review.

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTSetup.exe
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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I have a Dell All in one with windows 8 factory installed. I could not boot to windows yesterday and doing restore to previous dates did not resolve the problem. I was able to run the dell back up and recovery app which did a current back up and then reloaded windows and the computer to factory conditions and then installed my personal files back onto it. Now I get a message saying windows cannot be activated and I am not sure what to do.

I get Error Code: 0x8004F80B

Error description: Unable to find a detailed error description.

Unknown facility code of :0x04 (04L)

Facility error: 0xF80B (63499L)
 

A:Had to restore and now windows wont activate

did you try entering the product key on the sticker on the back of the computer? since it is windows 8, it may not have a key. i know hp has the key embedded into themotherboard, so if it needs activated, it has to have a tattoo utility ran on it. you may try typing activate from the metro screen and try activating by phone. i have done this on windows 7 machines, but not 8. if that doesn't work, you may try calling dell, but if they want you to pay for it, post back here first, either myself or someone else may be able to help.
 

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After only just having one problem solved on here I have encountered another and I think it is fairly problematic but am far from understanding it - please help!!!

I downloaded the new version of Internet Explorer (version 8) as this was an option when I signed onto the web this afternoon (I previously had IE 7 and am running Windows XP version 2).

But after downloading this I had trouble getting onto the net (though I seemed to be able to initially). So I restarted the PC. But, it did not restart.

Instead I get the following message on a plain black screen when I try to run my computer:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

What is this file? I have an Acer Aspire notebook which came installed with Windows XP Version 2 (I have no CD drive currently).

I have looked on the microsoft website (I am currently on a different PC) but dont understand anything that is posted on their about this problem.

Do I need to re-install a new operating system? Will this mean I will loose all my data that is on my computer? This is very precious to me as I am travelling and I have saved on my computer photos and diary entries - I would be very upset to loose them.

What is my best course of action? Should I take it to a specialist. Again I really hope I can prevent the information that I did have saved on there from being deleted.

Thankyou to anyone who can assist.
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A:I cant start my PC - Windows wont start - missing root system 32 file

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Wouldnt even search for updates, now im getting this;
""WindowsUpdate_80246008" "WindowsUpdate_dt000""
any adive/ideas? system restore fails in normal AND safe mode.
This is the first time windows update has even let me connect in weeks.

Already tryed turning off and uninstalling antivirus software too
Thanks,
James
EDIT: Forgot to add, also will not allow me too troubleshoot with windows update in the controll pannel menu.

A:Windows 7 64 wont update OR system restore

...anyone?

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I recently installed Ubuntu and that went fine apart from that i forgot to shrink the partitions via windows vista so now my windows vista says that it has a image missing when ever i try to start it. then it goes and ask me for system restore i click that and then after a while a message pops up saying system restore failure and it restarts! I now only can use Ubuntu. Any suggestions on getting windows vista back?

( if I can't get it back my dad says I have to buy a new computer! )

A:Windows wont restore after dual boot! HELP!

Do you still have the original Vista disc?

If you don't mind me asking, why is he making you buy a new computer? All that needs doing is reinstalling Vista. I am guessing that you are young, so if you are in need of a vista disc, then you can benefit from the student discounts.

Many sites offer microsoft student discounts however I would recommend that you use:

Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Software UK at Software4Students.co.uk

I have used this site to purchase software many times and it is all legitimate (microsoft also mention that they are a licensed partner on their website)

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hi..found a computer in the garbage its a pony but it has a soyo motherboard with a pentium III 450mhz and 512sdram.It never would start windows normal but would in safe mode,so now i did a diskcheck and restarted now it gets hung up on the system32\drivers\agp440.sys...at least thats the last one that pops up before it freezes...im new to this and this forum but if anyone can help id greatly appreciate it...thanks..
 

A:windows wont start...did start in safe mode now cant even do that

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Okay, since christmas my computer has been so slow. It was very fast, but now it takes at least 1 minute for something like Mozilla to open. Also, when I tried to do a system restore, when the box FINALLY loaded, it closed itself. I tried it about 5 times, it always closes itself.

I have XP
 

A:Windows is lagging and System Restore wont open

My hijackthis log is in my other topic. Also, it started to slow down when I installed the iPod program. I have 90% free on my computer's memory.
 

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So a couple days ago I began to have a problem with my computer in which a majority of my applications would not and still will not open. Only a few will open some of them being the task manager, command prompt, internet browser, and notepad. Other then that really nothing works, I click on the icon and nothing pops up. I've tried accessing system restore through many different ways including booting into safe mode and via the command prompt yet whenever the window pops up it goes white and starts to not respond. I can't access my computer either. I thought this might be a virus but I've run Norton AntiVirus twice and both times came back with nothing. I tried downloading a program from norton used to detect more serious virus' as well as something for rootkits but whenever I try to run them the same thing happens with every other application, which is that they don't open up. Short of reinstalling my OS (don't have the disc on me), does anyone have any possible solutions for this problem? Thanks in advance for your time :/.

A:Windows XP Applications wont open? Inc. System Restore?

Tried downloading another anti virus software but again it wont open! Everything seems to open when I log off and I'm wondering if it'd be possible to find the process that's creating this problem and end it in my task manager...would pics of my processes help?

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i AM RUNNING WINDOWS VISTA ... AM HOPING THAT SOMEONE CAN HELP. i WENT TO TRY AND USE WINDOWS UPDATE AND IT WONT UPDATE.. SAYS...
(WINDOWS UPDATE HAS ENCOUNTERED UNKNOWN ERROR, ERROR CODE 80040154. THEN I WENT TO TRY AND RESTORE TO AN EARLIER TIME THEN I NOTICE THAT SYSTEM TWILL NOT FUNCTION SAYS..
(THE VOLUME SHADOW COPY SERVICE USED BY SYSTEM RESTORE IS NOT WORKING)
ALSO CANT SEEM TO GET WIDOWS HELP TO WORK.. GRRRRR ...... CAN SOME ONE TELL ME WHAT TO DO TO FIX THIS

A:system restore and windows update wont work

Start with a virus check. Also download and run Malwarebytes.

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A friend of mine is asking for help and I am powerless since I do not have windows vista so I thought about you guys! There is the problem:

with Windows Vista , in Windows Mail, if you've sent too large a file, you've got trouble. the mail server is not microsoft (Hotmail or MSN)
It won't send, but keeps trying to send, it won't delete in any conventional and non conventional method and although there is an update to handle this issue, it isn't applicable to our Vista machine, as it's about eighteen months old, therefore a dinosaur in the world of technology.

She does'nt want to download or create another email server that would require changing her email address. She downloaded Incredible because she CAN retain her email address, and will use it until she find a way to get that sent file that won't go deleted from Windows Mail.. Can you help? Thanks
 

A:Large file wont send & wont delete in Vista Windows mail

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Ok, it all started when i was dloading a program to make windows setups.(.msi). Then i decided i didnt like it and uninstalled it. After tht was done. I decided i was going to stick with Inno Setup. I have used it before and liked it. But then i noticed all or most of my desktop icons were missing. And all the start menu ientries were missing. So i figured i had a virus. SO i went to do a system resotre. But found that i oculdnt find it...due to to missing folders. So i decided i would then try to boot into safe mode. When i tried to boot it said it cannot find a file(same with normal mode). Ubfortunely i dont remember what it said. I think it said windows cannot find NRDL press ctrl alt delete to reboot. or somthing like that. Any ways i tried a few more times and it all failied. SO then i tried the windows recovery console. Nothing. I really didnt know whre to go with it. Then i decied to go into the bios and reset. Or i thought i was resseting them. I seleteced. "fails proof settings". But then i rebooted and things got worse. My monitor is now getting no signal, it says it is ocnnected though..... So i cant see what i am doing. Please any ideas. I have a Programming project that i have been working on for months now. i dont wanna lose that. And a Lang arts project. I am very computer savvy but i have tried everything. and yes i tried a differ monitor. No Dice.

Specs.

Xp Home
Nvidia 6200 TC
amd 3000+
Standard Monitro.

Plese help i need my computer i cant go on... Read more

A:Windows wont boot, Monitor wont display picture. Cant access safe mode

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I installed Windows 8 enterprise eval x64 as a windows to go setup.  Everything works fine except when I goto the store to download an app I get the "your purchase could not be completed" error.  When I try to check for updates it fails with
code 80070057, when I try to use the trouble shooting program i get the same error as the updates.  I'm running as an admin with my Microsoft account, I have tried a local account.  I have been searching all day.Like electronic music? www.thespanningtree.net

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not sure if im in the right place
but computer wont do anything but load up with options to do system repair or whatever its called but it says it cant fix the problem i dont have disc for it or any pw's im on a reg user account it wont load in safe mode but by doing different things i have access to do various things but not sure what or how to lol i had issues before and got them fixed by using sites similar to this any help is appreciated

A:system repair wont work windows wont load

Might be a failing Hard drive. Get to your bios and see if there is any diagnostics there to do a hard drive test. On some motherboards its delete on others its F2. If there is no diagnostics on the bios i would make a USB bootable diagnostics and do that.
I just had the same problems and found out the hard way that it was a hard drive.

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Hello

When i boot my computer it comes to a black screen and says windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change may have caused this to fix the problem insert windows installation disc ... Then tells me how to repair this problem. I have found my disc to fix this but when i put it in my computers disc drive doesnt recognize there is a disc in there and doesnt spin! Ive looked everywhere online and the only fix to the disc drive problem is to boot windows and fix it from there (unless i buy a new one and i have no idea how to put a new one in in the first place) and the only way i have found to fix windows is with the disc! Please help me

Edit: i know this is only partially a windows 10 issue but i didnt know where to post it
 

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I wanted to transfer data to another hard drive and i hooked it up as a slave drive to my main drive and the first time i booted it up it did nothing and then i restarted and and wouldnt boot and gave me the message

NTLRD is missing
Please press any key to restart

then i unhooked the second hard drive and rebooted and got the same message, i hooked the second drive up to its original machine and got the same message on it too. what is goin on hear now nothing will boot. please need help, i cant lose all that data on both hardrives!

I sacraficed the first hard drive and format it and then when i go to install windows xp on it at says

Fatal Error:
One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup could not be installed.

The parameter is incorrect.

Please Help!
 

A:Help my hard drive wont boot up and windows wont install!

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This morning I was downloading the realtek Audio Driver for my Microphone to sound much better. My computer instantly crashed when opening it some how I dont know. As I try to boot my computer gets into a loop and puts me straight into startup repair and gives me the SrtTrail error. I have tried the bootrec commands, I tried to recover, Factory reset and everything! only thing I thought that fixed it was to reinstall windows . I did just that back cleaning both of my drives with DiskPart in cmd and Did a clean install of windows on my harddrives. Next thing I know I am downloading my drivers thinking all is fine until I reset my computer and we were back at square one So at this point I am very frustrated and I just want to play My favorite game is there anything that can help me.
 

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Hi,
I have been having this problem for quite some time now. I cant download any updates and it says that i'm using a proxy or behind a firewall.

The error code is 8024402C

I have gone through all the steps mentioned in the Microsoft site and also in numerous other sites to identify the cause of the problem and nothing seems to work.

Also my Limewire, Bit comet and other p2p s/w's have stopped connecting for some reason. I'm not sure if all these problems are related to each other.

Can anyone tell me what to do?

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I wanted to transfer data to another hard drive and i hooked it up as a slave drive to my main drive and the first time i booted it up it did nothing and then i restarted and and wouldnt boot and gave me the message

NTLRD is missing
Please press any key to restart

then i unhooked the second hard drive and rebooted and got the same message, i hooked the second drive up to its original machine and got the same message on it too. what is goin on hear now nothing will boot. please need help, i cant lose all that data on both hardrives!

I sacraficed the first hard drive and format it and then when i go to install windows xp on it at says

Fatal Error:
One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup could not be installed.

The parameter is incorrect.

Please Help!
 

A:Help my hard drive wont boot up and windows wont install!

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Hi

I boot my PC and it tells me that previous shut down encountered some sort of problem. When I boot now i get a number of options from to boot nomally to safe mode - none of them work - the pc just keeps going in a loop to the same screen.

How can i get my pc to start without losing my data?

Please help

Maurice
 

A:Windows XP wont start

I had a similar problem. First, using my original Windows XP cd I booted off of it (you may need to go into your BIOS and configure the CD ROM as a boot device) and have it try to repair your existing installation - skip the "R" repair console for now and pick Setup Windows and it will give you an option to repair an existing installation. That didn't work for me so then their is a knowlege base article (307545) (the process is fairly simple if your familiar at all with DOS) that tells you how to boot into the Repair console and copy the old registry files to a tmp directory and replace them with those created when you installed the system the first time - this allowed me to boot and get to a point where I could get valuable data. You want Microsoft Knowledge Base article 307545.
 

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Windows 7 Wont Start i have a USB with Farbars recovery tool i tried system restore and safe mode with networking but i get this blue screen after it says starting Windows then blue screen it says STOP: c0000135 cant start because %hs is missing try reinstalling it.   i dont have any disk or nothing but if theres a way help me.  i got Windows 7 Professional its an ADVENT 5421. my processor Intel Celeron Dual Core T1500 please HELP i beg you

A:Windows 7 Wont Start HELP

Windows 7 Professional

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My XP has decided it no longer wants to start up.. I had a notice that an upgrade was needed, but had been ignoring it, my wife *may* have done the upgrade. She claims that the PC asked to be rebooted after some Norton AV update was installed.

At any case, Windows now will not start. PC boots fine, loads sees drives, etc. Never gets to the XP splash screen. Pounding on F8 during the short "bootup", gets me to the Safe mode options. But, booting to safe mode also "hangs", same way. As does Boot with last know good configuration.. :(

When tring Safe mode with command console (?..) I saw that all the drivers (USB, IEEE1394, etc) were loaded, then nothing. My HDD doesnt spin, its like it is LOST, not even trying to do anything. Not sure what to try next, besides crying like a baby..

Thanks for any ideas!

A:Windows wont start

Hello & welcome to TSF ,

this sounds like your (NTRLD) got corrupt or your (Master Boot Record)

do you have a Windows XP CD with the 3d hologram on it ? you will need it !!

if not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/ co-worker/family member

but as you think or ask to barrow one

do you know how to work in the BIOS for you need to enter into it and see if your system sees the harddrive , if it does then we are in good shape to enter the bios you need to press the (F1) (F2) or (DEL) key as soon as you push the power button and tap it repeatedly

now this is a conflict for your system was doing good untill the update so we know it has to do in part with your antivirus so when the update got installed it most likely corrupted your NTRLD or MBR to wich is preventing the harddrive from loading

also it could of corrupted your harddrives driver if it is a SATA drive

so now i need a little infomation from you , what tye of harddrive do you have in this system ? if you do not know can you please post the name brand of the system (Dell / HP / Acer / Systemax and the model & model # as in (Compaq Presario SR1703WM) < sample

this will help in getting it up & running faster

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So I just restarted my computer recently and when it got to the blue windows screen where it says "windows is starting up" it just stays frozen there. Any ideas on what I should do? I also tried to get into safe mode but the same problem occurs. I am totally lost as to what i should do, Please help!!!

A:Windows wont start up!!

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Place your Windows XP cd in the cd-rom and boot to the CD and use the Recovery Console:

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...kb;EN-US;314058

Try FIXBOOT first.

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