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Q: Fatal system failure-Acer laptop

I have an acer laptop, and it will not boot up. It displays a blue screen and says Fatal system failure. Is this realy a fatal system failure?

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A: Fatal system failure-Acer laptop

Have you tried reinstalling windows?

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With reference to this post http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1036313-vista-crashed-wont-boot-no.html

I have tried a few of the diagnostic tools but the problem I have is the system doesn't stay on long enough to complete the checks I get through to about 60% on both the RAM test and Hard Drive tests then my monitor states that there's no signal and its as if the computer has gone to sleep, I can still see that the fans are running and can also hear that the hard drive is working, After I receive the no signal message on the screen the only way I can power off the computer is by holding the power button I have been at this for around 2 weeks now and am now at my wits end as to what the problem could be I have even removed the motherboard battery and memory left it for a few minutes then reinserted them to reset the motherboard nothing seems to work any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks for anyone who can take the time to help

Edit:- Managed to complete Hard Drive test everything was ok and have ruled out the monitor as I have tried with another.

A:Acer Aspire AG3760 System Failure

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After being infected by a variant of the Virut virus it was nessecary to reformat my pc/harddrive (see thread : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic210714.html).But after doing this I have a new problem and it was suggested to post it here.After the reformat XP won't boot.Just get Compaq start screen then XP standard loading screen the loading bar animation runs a few times then computer seemingly restarts and goes back to compaq start screen-then windows xp-then restarts. And just keeps on looping like this.After turning off the automatic reboot i get this error message'c000021a fatal system error'Any ideas what I can do in order to complete reformat/repair xp? thanks.

A:Compaq laptop 'c000021a fatal system error'

There is some information missing here, if you were able to turn off the automatic restart then you were able to boot in either normal or safe mode. If you can boot into either of these run chkdsk /r.Start> Run and type in chkdsk /r (please notice the space between the k and the/) and then click on OK.A black page with white printing will appear, type in Y, and click on Enter key.Chkdsk will run when the computer restarts.

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I need the system fatal error code please

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A:fatal System error hp mini laptop 1000

@Aekae? Enter    e9lof3po73    ( 3rd character is a lower case L ) Regards, DP-K

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My net appearing to put this password, but does not enter.

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Hi, Enter:      e9lovvv77z       ( 3rd character is a lower case L ) Regards, DP-K

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Having same problem, can you help me?cnu00127df


Hi @Yukiasteph26, Welcome to the HP Forum! It is a fantastic site to find information, tips, and suggestions. For you to have the most rewarding experience please review the HP Forums Guide. First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More What is your precise model of Mini 110 notebook? HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number? What operating system are you running?  I believe that your system had a fatal error. Is this " FATAL ERROR SYSTEM HALTED CNU944422H" the exact error message? Is the "CNU944422H" part of the error message? I am assuming you are running Windows. Have you tried running the Windows troubleshooter? Have you done all your Windows updates? Have you tried running the HP Support Assistant? Have you checked for viruses and malware? If this has helped you to resolve the issue, please click on "Accept as Solution" on said post. To show that you 'like', or are thankful for my post, kindly click the ?Thumbs Up? below. If there is anything else I can do to help, please be sure to let me know!

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Okay, so a couple of days ago I was messing with adjusting the computer time in the bios on my norm computer(info on profile). I didn't feel like waiting for it to restart for something so I just held down the power button. Well, I ended up having to do this several times until I tried to turn on the computer again. It acted like it was going to start up but the screen never lit up and it just beeped a little error code or something at me. It went something like....BEEEEEEP..BEEP-BEEP. After this no matter how long you wait the screen never lights up. Can any one help me with this? It's a family computer so I'm kind of desperate to fix it. This is my last try before I'll probably have to take it to someone. Emails on the subject are welcome.Thanks..

A:Solved: Acer Laptop Beeping/failure to start problem.

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Hello all. I have a old acer laptop that I use for work, series 5100 running XP. Its been working fine no problems at all! I usually let it got to sleep and tap keyboard and it comes back on, maybe not recomended however its been like this for years restart it every few days.

Came to it this morning and it didnt wake up, so i turned off and on after the Acer logo sign it boots up and the pxe-e61 media test failure check cable & pxe-m0f exiting PXE ROM comes up on screen, the hard drive is making a weird clicking noise...now ive done research and I think the hard drive is dead. I can live with that but can i access any of the data, ill be gutted if not, pics etc, i could do with my emails to. Long shot i know

Thanks in advance,

A:acer laptop pxe-e61 media test failure check cable

From what you're saying, it's a good bet the hard drive has died.

If your pictures and other personal data are so important, you should've had it backed up to reliable external media BEFORE something happened to your computer.

I wouldn't give you much hope of retrieving it now.

Hopefully, someone else here has a "miracle solution".


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Hp ProBook 4530sSTOP: c000021a {datan system error}The verification of a knownDLL failed. System process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000020 (0x0763a3a0 0x00000000)The system has been shut down.CAN YOU HELP ME?

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When I attempt to boot my laptop, which is running Windows 7 OS, it bluescreens and I get the following message: "STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error} The verificaion of a KnownDLL failed. system processes terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000020 (0x00331290 0x00000000). The system has been shut down." Is there any way I can fix this without doing a factory reset and losing all of my files? I have tried doing a system restore but it tells me that I have no restore points and that since I am running it within a limited diagnostic capacity that it cannot be undone, which is fine as long as it is a restore. The problem is that it won't let me do that. I should also note that I have no external hard drive and for some reason booting the "Last Known Good Configuration" will not work, either. I should probably mention that I am unable to boot in Safe Mode.Details:Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOfflineProblem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385Problem Signature 03: unknownProblem Signature 04: 21200344Problem Signature 05: AutoFailoverProblem Signature 06: 8Problem Signature 07: BadDriverOS Version: 6.1.7600. ID: 1033 Please help! I don't have any money to get this laptop fixed and I need it for school (including files on it which are necessary for my portfolio). Thank you!

A:Fatal System Error on Laptop Running Windows 7 STOP: c000021...

Use F8 at the very start of power up to access the advanced screen, choose "repair your computer" from the list, this will load windows recovery environment, if it tries to do an automatic repair, cancel it if you can and let RE load, then choose "Command prompt" from the list of tools. .     try running a system file checker as described in the link below, it may repair the problem file, once SFC is complete restart the pc normally. http://mikemstech.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-perform-offline-system-integrity.html 

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I am self taught on a Vista laptop over the past 5 years. Last year I was given an Acer 1640Z laptop which has the XP OS, and have kept it up to date for a relative. Today I pressed the wrong button which started to wipe the XP. I switched off immediately, however, I now cannot get it to boot up, or even boot from a Macrium Reflect rescue DVD. The message on screen is that the file is missing or corrupt,i.e.- Windows root\system 32\hal.dll

It looks like any remedy will be too technical for me (70yrs )

DO NOT THINK I have posted this in the incorrect forum, why I am posting here is the Acer laptop has an official sticker on it, quoting " Designed for Windows XP - Windows Vista Capable."

The question is can I convert the Acer from XP to Vista, since I still have the disks which came with the Dell Vista laptop when I bought it new ?

Hoping for some positive guidance in ths matter.

A:Acer Laptop XP system - crashed.

That error is a bad one to get because it indicates very low level corruption. You will have to reinstall XP. The hard drive will probably have to be reformatted. You can't use a copy of Vista that came with a dell on an Acer so unless you can find a retail copy of Vista you are stuck with XP or Linux. By now it will be too late to get the Vista disks from Acer but you can try.

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Hey folks, thanks a ton in advance for any help or suggestions given. I guess my old account was deleted, but I previously joined/donated for some help received. Regardless, I have a friends Acer laptop I am attempting to help her restore as usable. Acer Aspire 6930Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5800 (2.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache)1244MB Mobile Graphics Accelerator 4500MHD3 GB DDR2320GB HDDWindows VistaWhen you boot it, it pretty much stays in the boot screen.....does no more. She got the computer from Best Buy, and they set up 3 recover disks. When you try to run the 1st of 3, I select the language....then a prompt comes up to ask me what I want to do. As you can see below, I cannot select "restore from backup". I then click to "restore to default" and then I get this error message......I searched the error message, and found others who've experienced the exact same issue. What they discovered is that the computer would not utilize the recovery disks if there was an existing partition. So the folks with the same problem as I, downloaded the Ultimate Boot Disk to recover their computers. When I do that, I got a message in BIOS saying "No operating system found".This whole message....I can follow directions very well, and I am a fairly familiar with computers....but not enough to solve this one. I appreciate anyones time thrown in to try and find a fix or a final resolution (if the HD is fubar). Darren

A:Acer laptop : Operating system not found

Can you download a Linux Live CD from http://www.ubuntu.com and burn it to a CD and see if it can read your disk drive.

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I have a acer laptop with Windows's 7 I attempted to do a complete system restore to factory settings the process goes through but never returns to the state to set up the computer to be used after the system says it is restores the black acer screen comes up and at that point all it does is say boot mgr failed press ctl alt delete to restart . I need to get this computer back to normal operating status

A:Acer laptop system restore issue

Do you have the orginal Windows 7 CD?

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Hi there. My computer is really startin to piss me off.
Whenever I turn it on, the power light comes on, the CD drive and DVD drive start up, but no beep, and the POST code is FF. I have not made any changes in my system for a few months, and it's been running fine up until now. I cannot boot from CD, DVD, or floppy. I'm at a total loss.
Here's my system specs:
AMD Athlon 64
EPoX 9NDA3J nForce 3 Ultra Mobo
1 60GB HD
1 10GB HD
Radeon 9200 128MB

I've been reading up about the POST code FF, and i've found numerous versions of the same answer: it's dead. Either add-on-card failure, mobo failure, or jsut general, all-around deadness.
Can anybody help me? or should I just send back the mobo to EPoX?


A:Computer Won't Start! Fatal Failure?

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

First off, lets do some trouble shooting.
Hate to have you send a good MoBo out.
Power down and unplug power cord.
Open the box, start checking everything.
power connectors, data cables,reboot
re-seat all devices
video card, ram, sound etc.
clean it out dust.
If no help then try a different video card.reboot
How much ram and how many sticks?
If more then one, pull one out then switch them.reboot
G'Luck and post back

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I have an Acer Travelmate 4200 that got a drink spilled on it last night. It spilled all over the keyboard, so we took apart the top section of the keyboard to clean it out and dried it upside down last night to get any remaining liquid out.

Now the computer will not load. The green power light comes on and it acts like it is trying to read the DVD drive but then it does nothing. The fan comes on as well. But no screen or anything else.

Please help, this computer has the research for a thesis and it is very crucial to school.


A:Acer Laptop wont start operating system now!!!!

Aparently you have tried to make the laptop as dry as possible, but things can still be fried inside it. I am afraid the latter is the case and that you will have to opt for a waranty claim, although water damage usually isn't covered in that.

To recover the data I suggest to remove the harddisk and put it in or connect it to another laptop... but bottomline is that I think your laptop is lost :-(

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An Operating System Wasn't Found. Try Disconnecting Any Drives That Don't Contain An Operating System.Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to Restart

I Have Try Everything and Nothing works..My Laptop Is An Acer Travelmate 5335

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I Turn on my laptop and diagnostic failure results is 03F1. I have ran all tests and has passed. How do i fiX this?

A:I turn on my laptop and the system dagnostic failure result ...

How can i fix this prob?

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This is my Wifes newish Acer Aspire 6530, & still in it's first year warantie. Acer are almost uncontactable & we need to get at least one of our 3 laptops malware free as we are away from the UK in Greece. Did get through to Acer & they sugested a factory restore using the on board D2D recovery... Did that a couple of weeks back... Made a DVD recovery disc (2 Disks) then Conected to internet & updated Vista home premium. Downloaded MBAM & scanned, I also downloaded AVG 9.0 28 day trial & installed that along with the AVG firewall. The symptoms: To start with not many, other than slowness & some odd warnings. No Internet redirects as such. Then Windows defender started stopping working, I checked the history & found it had let through and allowed to install a registry [email protected]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\internet Explorer\Main\\Start Page I did a web search & turned up very little info on this, but none good... I now have 2 new keys called: HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3301625118-1092049821-1787829980-1000HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3301625118-1092049821-1787829980-1000_Classes Next day we had aquiered an adition drive called Q: This was inacsesable... This has since diapeared from "Computer" but is still listed when GMER is run. I opened a DOS box as Admin & did "netstat -abfno" to be greeted by lots of connections including some who's host service were ... Read more

A:persistant rootkit survived D2D system reinstall on Acer Laptop.

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:CODEmsconfigsafebootminimalactivexdrivers32netsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5st... Read more

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The internet on my Acer laptop is so slow after a system restore, it takes 25 minutes to download a 17 MB file on a 5 mbps internet connection.

The reason why I had to restore my laptop, is due to me deleting some registry keys.
Why I delete the keys in the first place (made everything open in notepad), is due to me trying to delete zone alarm toolbar (nightmare)
I also download some other programs which include lastpass,truecrypt,file shredder, novastor backup, threatfire, zone alarm firewall, bufferzone.

other important notes.

if you need me to run any tests on computer just ask me and I will run the test.
My laptop is a aspire 5750G
I have already used cclener, smart pc care, slimcleaner.
it's not a virus
I get error messages such as sever hang up and can not display webpage
I am using Google chrome as my browser

So How can I fix the speed of my internet?

A:[SOLVED] Help, the internet on my acer laptop is slow after system restore

Hi and welcome to TSF please try running sfc /scannow http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-checker.html

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Ok, so earlier today i decided that i needed to restore my laptop to factory default. As you can see from the title, i use an acer laptop which means i used the acer Erecovery software. All went well at first, although it took a stangely long time at a screen which said "setup is starting." The problem now is, I am now stuck on the acer 'software installation screen!' It is stuck at 41/48 where it is trying to install clear.fi v1.0. I think i heard the sound of an error earlier which worries me as i dont want to force restart my laptop as it clearly says not to do that and doing this caused my hard-drive to break last time!
I have been on this screen for about 2 hours now, and will leave it overnight if i have to. I just need to know what to do if it does not fix!

A:Laptop stuck on acer software installation after system restore

Have you categorically rejected the idea of doing a clean install, as opposed to a recovery to factory specs via the Acer software?

Acer software and support being what it is, I'm not surprised by your predicament and don't have a solution to that other than to wait as long as you can stand to see if it sobers up.

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Could use help on this one. I am trying to fix my buddies Acer Aspire 5735 and I get past the main password and get into the utilities screen and receive a system password. I have tried for over an hour different passwords but to no avail. I tried to just get into the boot menu which i can. But every option available starts up and then restarts the computer. None work not safe mode enable boot log restore system services last known config nothing. I tried running a vista recovery disc wont load. I tried to run a new installation disc nothing. I even called Acer tech support and they said they dont put them passwords on their machine and a program had too.

Any suggestion what I can do or what could be causing this issue?

Thank you Ray

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I was hoping that someone may be able to provide some advice re a small problem I have. Since my laptop died and I've rebuilt it. The time is not correct on it. When I power on the laptop the time is wrong and I then reset it to the correct time. If I leave it on for a few hours it seems to lose time if this makes sense. I believe the CMOS battery controls the time when the laptop is switched off and this could be the problem, but I thought that once the system was fired up the time was controlled by the operating system. Is this correct?

Also if it's the CMOS battery that needs replacing is there anyway of knowing this is the issue before dismantling. Problem is that the location of this battery requires full dismantling and reassembly. Typical manufactures they put the CMOS battery in the most inaccessible place on my laptop.

Would anything other than the CMOS battery be responsible for this isue, could it be a virus or anything along these lines..

Any advice appreciated...

A:System running win7 losing time on my Acer 8930G laptop

No; actually that is where you are wrong. The CMOS battery keeps the date and time in tact at all times no matter whether the computer is on or off. The operating system just allows it to use the internet to check and set the time correctly. There probably is no virus; just the battery needs replacing. Which should be pretty simple. I believe you have to take off the top case to get to the system board and locate the cmos battery.

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This Acer Aspire 7250 laptop with Windows 7 64bit system has been causing trouble ever since I ran Tron script. I have ran the DDS on this machine if needed I will post as directed. As the title says the stuttering and delays are system wide. In event viewer the Error 11, the driver detected a controller error on \ Device\Harddisk\DRI. , which concerns me. I was seeking help on this if anyone has an idea. There are about 7 other error/warnings in the event viewer 3 of which I know to be irrelevant. As of now I only have Windows Firewall and AntiMalware malware on this system, formerly Avast Premier was on the machine. If more information is needed please inquire, I appreciate all assistance.

A:Acer Aspire laptop stuttering video/audio - lags entire system and programs.

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 

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My computer is Tosiba satellite M45 S245. I am having error msg at starting up. It is
Stop: c000021a {fatal system error} the windows logon Process system Process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000012f (0x00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.

Moreover, I tried to run Recovery CD that came with my computer. But my computer CD rom is not working.
Could you guys suggest me how to get rid of this problem ?
Thank you in advance

A:Stop: c000021a {fatal system error} the windows logon Process system

Hi uttambabu, welcome to Tech Support Forums...

did you install any new hardware or software before the problem started?

Are you able to access Safe Mode (press F8 repeatedly when booting to access the menu screen)?

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I keep getting this blue screen:
STOP: C000021a (Fatal System Error)
The windows SubSystem system process Terminated unexpectedly with a status of OxC0000005 (Ox7542f33d Ox00a1f138).
The system has been shut down.
Its always between 8 and 9 am eastern time when it crashes. Once it crashes, I am able to reboot and use as normal for the reminder of the day. I have replaced memory, disabled/uninstalled all anti virus and updated drivers. This has been happening for over a year now. Can you help?

A:BSOD STOP: C000021a (Fatal System Error) The windows SubSystem system process Te

Have you check the drive itself? Run chkddsk and also download the hard-drive diagnostic tool for your drive to see if maybe the drive failing.

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Help! I can't get into my PC :mecry:
It usually will still loaded, but the process seemed to stop in the middle. The welcome screen and sound still appeared but did not finish until the end. Then wallpaper will be visible for a while before it started to crash into a blue screen with this warning:

[SIZE=18px]STOP: c000021a (Fatal System Error) __The Windows Logon Process System ... 0xc0000005 (0x0000000 0x00000000).[/SIZE]

any help will be greatly appreciated! :helpmeme:

A:Help! STOP: c000021a (Fatal System Error) __The Windows Logon Process System ... 0xc0000005 (0x00000

Hello there Rieibra

Do you have a Windows Installation Disc of your current Operating System anywhere close?

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Hi , I'm new here
I got some problem with my startup
Actually It was normal before I ran msconfig.exe
msconfig that located in system 32 folder
I open it and click at tool
I open registry edit a.k.a regedt32.exe
I've lots of program so in my regedt32.exe
H local machine / software
I delete all
The system file & some folder there i don't delete
I remember that i've also delete avast

When i restart my computer
A blue screen appear and saids

stop : c000021a {fatal system error}
The initial session processor system process terminated unexpectedly with status of 0x00000000 (0xc0000001 0x0001054c
The system has been shutdown

Only way i know press f8 and
run startup repair click on advance option
And appear these thing

Startup repair
System restore
System image recovery
Win memory diagnostic
Command prompt

I use command prompt to call notepad
And there are 4 local disk
All my file are safe

Help me please I'm the way to create android game
And It may popular

A:fatal system error system has been shutdown

This is not how to turn off Startups, which is one of the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7. I would also use one of the light weight AV's given instead of Avast which can cause problems.

Boot into disk System Recovery Options to do a System Restore to before you ruined your Win7.

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We just pulled Vista off and put XP on an Acer Aspire 4220. Audio, video, LAN, Wireless, SD card slot, modem, touchpad, chipset (nVidia) and CPU (AMD) drivers have all been installed and work perfectly. However, Device Manager still shows three "Base System Device" entries with yellow question marks and I cannot figure out what they might be. Suggestions?

A:Mystery "Base System" devices on Acer laptop

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Hello. It's the second time when I come here.
First I had this problem - https://forums.techguy.org/threads/my-laptop-wont-boot-from-usb.1173499/
and now it got worse.
I don't know what happened to my Acer Aspire ES 14 (ES1-431-C8JZ). (I haven't dropped it or something like that)
When I turn it on, it stucks on Acer logo screen, and then I can't do anything.
I tried to restart it, same problem.
I tried to enter BIOS, Boot Manager, nothing works.
Then I disassembled it, reset bios, and again, nothing worked.
I made a bootable USB - Slax, I tought Linux could fix this, but it doesn't work. It doesn't boot. I tried to remove the hard drive so I can boot with Slax like this (I've heard about this feature of slax - to boot even without hard drive) but it won't pass the Acer logo.
It would be great if someone can tell me where is the problem or how to fix it. Thank you.

A:Laptop Acer won't load past Acer logo screen

Did you ever solve your previous thread?

It's possible that your hard drive is faulty, and it can't boot into Windows because of that.
I don't have any experience with Linux, so I can't confirm if Slax allows you to boot without a hard drive installed.

Do you have any spare hard drives lying around? If not, consider purchasing a low capacity one, installing Windows on it, and trying to boot then. If it still won't boot, then you didn't spend much money on the hard drive, and it'll narrow down your issue a little more.

Worst case scenario is there's something wrong with your motherboard (as per your other thread involving your USB ports).

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A general system board failure (Blink code 5) is the failure of a component not covered by the other LED error codes. Contact HP for assistance.

A:A general system board failure (Blink code 5) is the failure...

The notebook is not booting. Showing error. Blinking light caps and nums 5 times. Please help.

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I have a slightly more than one year old T460 that worked great until last week when it just wouldn't start at all. A complete brick. The warranty repair guy came over and replaced the system board but the computer still will not start. He was saying that there may be a problem with the internal battery. The internal battery is warranted for one year and we are out of the warranty period. Besides the fact that 14 months seems like a kind of short time for the battery to completely fail, I was wondering if I should expect a complete system failure when the battery fails. I have replaced many notebook batteries in the past and I was always able to run the computer on AC power until I was able to replace the battery. Is that not the case with the internal battery on the T460? Sure, I can replace the battery but I don't want to order a $50 part and wait a week for it to be delivered only to find out that the battery is not really the problem. Both the internal and external batteries showed OK status the day before the machine went into brick mode. I this expected behavior? Can anyone comment on this? 

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Hello All Computer hardware wizards,
My Dell Notebook a Vostro 1500, 1.6Ghz 4G Ram, 250GB Hardrive and OS: Vista Home Edition, suddenly acted up yesterday.
1) At first my screen displayed random horizontal color lines (sort of blinking randomly). When that did not change after a few minutes, I 'hard' powered off the Laptop.
2) When I pushed power on, it dispalyed the LED's for Num Lock, Cap Lock and Scroll Lock. The Cap Lock LED was blinking and the Num Lock, Scroll LocK LED's remained continously on. SCREEN was completely black.....no display!
3) After about 30 seconds all 3 LED's shut off and computer went dead.

I repeated this several times. Took battery off, tried unplugging from 110V power etc. Still does the same as described in paragraph 3.


A:Screen Failure & Startup power failure. After 30 seconds laptop powers off

That doesn't sound too healthy!

How old is the laptop? If it is under warranty I would get it checked that way.

My initial thought, although not a certainty, would be a problem with the graphics card itself from your description.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:31:39 PM, on 23/09/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5700.0006)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power... Read more

A:Ad-aware Crashes Into A Blue Screen With Message: Stop:c000021a (fatal System Error) The Window Logon Process System Process Te...

Hi george_527,

We're studying your log right now and will be back to you a.s.a.p.

Thanks for your patience.

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:( I dont know how to fix this blue screen error. The last thing i did was install outpost firewall. Then i rebooted and it went to the welcome screen. And something detected Winspy2.0 and i removed it. Then i got the BLUE screen message and i cant go into safe mode or "last known good config"
Please! help. Thanks.

A:stop c000021a {fatal system error} the windows logon process system process terminate

does this help your issue with the system.


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right well it seems dell are really taking the piss out of me, I got my laptop last summer, and started having problms in april after calling their support service they "made" me buy a 2 year hardware guarantee, with home technician appointments, ok, they changed my mobo and 1 month later started getting more bsods. they told me it WAS software problems and insited I needed to reinstall windows, so they made me buy thre Windows 7 instllation disk, that did NoT fix things, so after spending a fortune on they operators calling them they INSISTED it was Software probems, reinstalling WINDOws 4 times! they Finaly realised after I almost raged that it would be the 5th time i reinstalled windows on a formatted disk that "oh it's a hardware issue" but I don't get to use my guarantee service and had to send my pc to the workshop, 6 days later they had just changed my mobo again, whey! NOT reassured. and guess I was right not to be, coz my laptop just started 5 days later to bsod on me again, and again and again, so just 3 hours ago decided to reinstall windows and on a fresh installation during the 1st automatic update it Bluescreened again, and in Safe mode also, so another attempt to reinstall(i know I know what the point it;s hardware again) and no I get the FATAL System Error.

stop c000021a { fatal system error }
the windows subsystem system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of
0xc000001d (0xff4488f8 0x008bed70 ).
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A:fatal system error

Not a big help, I know:

STOP 0x0000001D: NO_SPIN_LOCK_AVAILABLE (honestly never seen one of those myself on W7 since that issue was supposedly fixed with SP2 or SP3 on XP)

If you can follow this procedure:
But I'm quite certain after all you e install attempts, it's the hardware..have Dell replace the whole thing for a working model.
m***e alors

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Hello All

Could you please help me with this problem,

I am running windows xp home edition and the last few days i have had problems with my puter and slowly i have been trying to fix them, with this being the latest problem.

I was in the middle of doing a system restore when part way through this message popped up:

STOP: COOOO21A {Fatal System Error}
The windows logon process system process terminated unexpectedly with status of
the system has been shut down

I hope that someone is able to help


A:Fatal System Error

Hello Jaqui and to Bleeping Computer.0xC000021A errors are often caused by malware. Try scanning your computer with your antivirus and antispyware programs. Do the scans in Safe Mode.How to start Windows in Safe Mode

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here is the message i am getting-
stop:c000021a(fatal system error) the system manager initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000034(0x00000000 0x00000000)the system has shut down.

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Tried to install new OEM XP PRO onto new Seagate 120mb hdd, result :- Stop: c000021a FATAL SYSTEM ERROR THE SESSION MANAGER INITIALIZATION SYSTEM PROCESS TERMINATED UNEXPECTEDLY WITH A STATUS OF 0xc0000034 (0x00000000 0x00000000) the System has shut down. All subsequent efforts to access the hdd have been to no avail. Your thoughts and knowledgable expetise are sincerely requested.thepom.

A:fatal system error xp pro

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Hello all, please can you help me!?!

I had no spyware/antivirus on my laptop when the following happened...I got a windows message on my desktop when saying ??? virus found, please install some spyware or antivirus etc. Then my computer was running slow so i though i would restart it and then attempt to solve this by adding some spyware etc. Now when i turn it on, i get a blue screen that reads..STOP: c000021a fatal system error?

I dont know what to do?

A:fatal system error

Hi, you really need to post on the malware forum as this appears to be just that.


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Help for a non computer literate person please
My dell studio (2012 present) has suddenly shown  {Fatal System Error} and nothing revives it. Can't make head nor tail of Dell support  - can someone tell me (in simple terms) can it be fixed and if yes how.

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Big Problem. I let SP2 download overnight and it told me this morning that access was denied. It said to reboot so I rebooted and I got a blue screen that said

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error

The sesson manager intialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000263 (0x00000000 ox00000000).

The system has been shut down.

I cant get into Windows, safe mode, or the last known good configuration. i made a restore point last night before doing this so if I could only access that (if it worked). It wont let me reinstall XP because it takes me back to the same screen. The XP reinstallation CD is in there but it wont run when i turn the computer on, it just takes me to the blue screen. I went into the boot drive when i started up and i tried it from there, but it keeps asking me to retry running it. Anyway to make it run?

I've been reading other posts with this similar error and they just replaced their system32 folder with the one from their old hard drive. Do you think I could do this? Well first of all I need to be able to access my cd-rom, but i couldnt understand what those other posts were really saying. Whoever responds, could you explain this to me in the easiest terms?




My computer has been saying that for the past 3 days....i think its broken then again i still want it so....if you would be kind enough to help ;D

Ill start by stating the main problems.

When i start the Computer it says something about my login failing and then after that i see my desktop picture but nothing else.

I try to System restore but it always says System restore incomplete.

AND then as a last resort i tried rebooting the whole computer but i get a message saying something about my login and it has been shut down Fatal System Error.

There are numbers also, for example "0x00000000f0" if you need those just reply

THank you all tech support guy's, When i knew about this site i gained some hope back

Again thank you all

A:What is a Fatal System Error? o.O

Yes it would be best to have the error message. Post the exact message so we can narrow down the problem.

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i am hopelessly out of my depth here, so any idiot proof suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
upon rebooting my win xp system after running avg system check, i now have a blue screen and a message that says
stop: c000021a (fatal system error)
the windows logon process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x0000135 (0x000000000 0x00000000)
the system has been shut down.

please help.

A:fatal system error

What kind of computer, specs if you know, do you have a xp disk?

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Hi, Im new to the forum and am unsure as to where this should be posted, if needs moved please feel free. Am hopeful someone is able to help me. I uploaded the auto updates from Microsoft this morning and when I restarted my system, I get this error message.

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The inithial session process or system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000000 (0xc0000001 0x0010037c).
The system has been shut down.

My system WILL NOT boot all that happens is this message on a blue screen.
How do I fix it.

Thank you.

A:fatal system error, PLZ HELP

Originally Posted by bvories

Hi, Im new to the forum and am unsure as to where this should be posted, if needs moved please feel free. Am hopeful someone is able to help me. I uploaded the auto updates from Microsoft this morning and when I restarted my system, I get this error message.

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The inithial session process or system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000000 (0xc0000001 0x0010037c).
The system has been shut down.

My system WILL NOT boot all that happens is this message on a blue screen.
How do I fix it.

Thank you.

Are you able to boot the system into "Safe Mode" or "Last Known Good Configuration"? (After you turn on your computer, when POST has completed, but BEFORE Windows starts booting, continually press the <F8> key. When the Windows Boot Menu appears, select Safe Mode)

If "Last Known Good Configuration" does not work, then try Safe Mode. If you can get into safe mode, the try removing the offending update. Failing that, use System Restore to revert back to an earlier state before the update was applied.

In either case, once the system boots normally, go back into Windows Update, and this time perform a Custom Installation, then hide the problem update.

If the update happens to be a driver, then you should really go to you computer or device manufacturers website and download an updated driver from them. I've heard too many &qu... Read more

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I have a Dell Laptop 8400 that's about 5 yrs old. It was working fine on Monday but when I turned it back on Monday evening, I get the following error:

Stop: c000021A {fatal system error} The windows logon process system process terminiated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000005(0x00000000 0x00000000) The system has been shut down.
I googled the error and some comments were to press F8 and choose Last know good configuration. It came back to the same error. I tried booting into safe mode; still it came back. I even tried putting the windows cd in and booting from the cd. and yet it still came back to the same error. What should I do?

A:fatal system error

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