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Q: Windows Vista crashes while loading.

So my Hard Drive crashed today, and I thought of using the HDD from my laptop which I hardly ever use. When I connected it, my computer started up as normal, but once the loading screen appears it shuts down and restarts.

I have run the Repair tool several times, but it doesn't fix my problem.. Any ideas why Windows refuses to start? Is it a hardware problem? I believe, last time I checked it worked fine in my laptop.

The HDD that I'm using from my laptop is a WD Scorpio Blue WD3200BE

Any input is appreciated!

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Hi. first time here =x

anyway let me get to the point. I just bought a copy of FF8 from my nearest retail bookstore and it installed pretty smoothly (less than 1minute, give or take). However when i try to run the program all i could see was a black screen and nothing else. After that when i pressed ctrl + alt + delete and pressed on task manager, the FF8 program had the status of 'Not Responding'.

I also tried to changed to compatibility mode to WinXP,Windows 2000 and Windows 98/Me but it also results in the same problem -- black screens.

Also when i changed compatibility mode to Windows Me/98 i recieve this error :
"The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click OK to terminate the problem."
This error is not seen when i change mode to 2000 and XP(SP2).

is there anyway to run the game without installing any new 'old' graphic cards?

A:FF8 crashes on loading @ vista

HP Media Centre PC 8090d
Windows Vista
Intel Core 2 Dual Processor E6600
NVIDIA Geforce 7600GS

my comp's specs

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Issues Ive seen about this had to do with a "laptop" This is about my desktop, thus a different issue.

Anyway here are my specs.

Windows Vista Home Base
manufacture: Dell
Model: Inspiration 531
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Duel Core Processor 3800+ 2.01 GHz
Memory(Ram): 1022 MB
System Type: 32-bit Operating System
Video Card: Nividia GeForce 8600GT

Battlefield 2142 works perfectly fine on my computer, on this game i played it after I installed battlefield 2(I got the collectors edition) and it worked fine(this is on SP) only it was a bit laggy/slow. Then I installed the whole thing, and i put click on the icon and it would show a loading screen, that woudl go poof then a black screen blinks up and then nothing happends.

This is what ive tried

compatibility techniques(with properties)
Couple tricks i learned online
updated direct X
updated My drivers
and some other things.

In my opinion its Vista, I don't know why it doesn't like this game... Can anyone assist me? Brand new game I got, I got tired of playing the same games over and over...

While installing only 1 error came up a few times

"Battlefield 2 was only tested on 32 bit color"\

Only error I got.
Can anyone give me a simple solution(Buying another computer isn't a solution, this is brand new.)

Also I would like to note I waited a WEEK INA HALF just to receive a confirmation email from this site to make a account.

A:Battlefield 2 crashes at loading screen(vista)

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I loaded 360 2.0 on a hp pavillion tx 2000 after de installing the original norton and runing the norton register clean tool ( I think) and my computer crashed with blank screen. Many restarts later, I used f8 to start it in safe mode, copied most files off it and then got it to start used norton to scan for virus, ran registery clean from norton. My computer would not go through the restore process after first start. After it powered down, tried to start and f8 won't work. Any suggestions? I don't have a back up disk but the 2 disk system restore from HP. Don't want to use as I will have to reload all of my software again. A couple of clues, norton 360 on the site says it does not support tablet pcs but I called them and they said they support this model. I also had a driver conflict with the external monitor driver and should have fixed it. I have not loaded any major windows updates since I bought it in July. I did load the driver updates from HP in September as it crashed then.

A:HP Vista 64 crashes after loading Norton 360 f8 doesn't work

1) get a linux live cd...bear in mind it must support ntfs? or fat or whteva
2) backup all your data...to external disk
3) reinstall operating system

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Hey there, any suggestion would be helpfull.

I clicked windows update to see for any more updates, i saw "Intel Family Chipset" so i clicked update. It gave me an error, so i tryed again and still the same error so i rebooted... when it got to the loading screen it crashed and will not boot anymore,

I can get into safe mode... iv tryed

Uninstalling the updates (didnt help)
The recovery thing (it just said there was a problem that couldnt be fixed automaticly)
System restore
Taken out Cds/Dvds, mem cards ect.


Iv not really had any problems like this before and really dont know what to do.


A:Vista crashes on loading screen after a failed update?

Hopefully this article will help:

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I am getting the blank screen with mouse only. When I press ctrl alt del I get the windows lock this computer ect. When I choose task manager it does not load. I can't find my system recover disc, safe mode is the same result. I tried safe mode with command prompt typed explorer.exe it said access denied.
I do not have a Vista OS disc since laptop came pre- loaded with vista. I don't I would appreciate any help.
Oh I also wanted to know if I make a vista system recover disc from one of our laptops at work will work on mine?

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my computer is freezing when windows is loading. it freezez at the point where those white lines are being filled exactly before the windows xp splash screen appears.

i gave a low level format to my hard drive and i was sucessful in re-installing win xp on it again but after a while the pc restarted to crash just like it was doing before.

i thought that the hard drive was faulty, so i exchanged it with a good one, but it was in vain...

can anybody help me with this problem??? i would really apreciate it...

A:Windows crashes when loading

if you are receiving no error messages check out your power supply

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My Lap Top freezes when I start it up - right when it starts loading windows.
When I insert any CD with any data on it the load works and the Lap Top works fine.


Thanks much.


A:Windows Crashes loading XP Pro

Welcome to TSF....

Repair Installation:

[url=http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspx][B]Perform a Repair Installation[/B][/url]
This needs to be addressed
Since IE7 is now and has been out, we need this information posted when we suggest a Repair Install. You can use either one:

You cannot perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installed. If you do, Internet Explorer will not work because the repair installation does not restore the earlier version files in the %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer folder resulting in an incompatibility with the Internet Explorer 6 files that the repair placed in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder.
To uninstall Internet Explorer 7:
1. Start / Run / appwiz.cpl / OK.
2. Select Internet Explorer 7 and press Remove. If you can't find Internet Explorer 7:
A. Install the Recovery Console.
B. Restart you computer and start the Recovery Console.
C. Type CD ie7\spuninst and press Enter.
D. Type batch spuninst.txt and press Enter.

Before you perform a repair installation of Windows XP, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 7. If you do not uninstall Internet Explorer 7 in this situation, Internet Explorer will no longer work after the repair installation is completed. Specifically, the repair installation does not restore earlier versions of the files in the Program File... Read more

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A problem on a laptop ACER I5, error = media test failure, check cable. I downloaded the "Ultimate BootCD" tool to achieve diagnotic, do you have a repair utility windows that load with a CD ISO image in order to restart the computer and run the repair. thank you

Computer crashes before loading windows, access bios
If the diagnosis does not give an error, I would be able to repair windows from an ISO file, because no access to safe mode.

thank you

A:Computer crashes before loading windows

Looks like your hard disk is not detected. Please enter in to BIOS setup and verify if the HDD is detected or not. You can enter in to the BIOS setup by pressing F2 during powering on.
Here is an example BIOS screen . If the HDD is none, it is not detected.

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I have been having problems with my family computer where Windows gets to the laoding screen and crashes, which it does in a loop and then occasioanlly turns on. I had this problem a while back but a change of hard drive and a clean install of Windows 7 (it was previously XP) seemed to of cured it. But last night the problem returned, there was a BSOD out of no where and then it returned into its looping process.

I switched out the current hard drive, RAM and CPU with my other gaming computer and it also caused that to crash. So I first took out the hard drive and it still crashed but swithing the RAM again seemed to of cured the problem. However, when I put different RAM in the computer with the initial problems it still came up with the same problem.


A:Windows 7 crashes on loading screen

Use only one memory stick and see if Windows loads normally

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have an issue only on 1 site where ie freezes/crashes when going to the site, tried compatability view, disabled add ons, geek squad tried fixing for 3 hrs unsuccessfully, its a work website i have to be able to view it, any suggestions? the website has an activex add-on

A:windows 7 ie8 crashes when loading site

Being that this seems like an IE8 problem, please post in our dedicated IE Forums: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f56/


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ok got my computer up and running. Now It loads up to windows XP logo ( logo slightly fades in)then blah.... restarts. . I upgraded from (POS)-----> pcchips board with AMD 2400XP <---(DIED) New board, new processor,same old hard drive.Hard drive partitioned in to 40gb 80gb 40gb.Thanks for any help

Winblows XP
BIOSTAR M7NCG 400 Socket A
G-skill ram 512mb
Sempron 2.0 ghz
ATI 9800 se
SB Audigy
SEA gate 160 gb

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Windows Xp crashs during windows loading screen and reboots. Displays a blue screen with no errors on it only the stop information, 0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xBA52F380, 0xBA52f07c,0x8AD5980F). This blue screen stays up for less than a second, needed to video record it to get the numbers. Windows doesn't load in normal mode, or any of the safe modes. I have tried chkdsk /r and /p. Bootcfg /scan fails, and /rebuild also fails. I have also cleared Cmos on my motherboard, which didn't work either. I also tested the ram, tried booting with 1 of 3 sticks in 3 times rotating the sticks, I wouldn't think all 3 would fail at the same time. The HD does show serial numbers tho and appears to be working. This all started when i was running a virus scanner, it crashed, and the problems started. Any help is appreciated, I have yet to try fixmbr, and a repair install. The fixmbr says it could cause a problem with the HD, that is the reason I haven't tried it yet. Any suggestions or help is appreciated. Thanks

A:Xp crashes at windows loading and restarts

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I had recently done some modification to my wife's computer and now it will no longer load up. It goes through the hardware screen for the motherboard, begins to show the Windows 7 icon, but suddenly stops and restarts itself as the icon begins to come together.

Today, I swapped out her motherboard, processor, and graphics card with new ones. All of the cables are hooked up correctly, but I'm unsure what the problem could be. Below are the parts I have put in it now:
Sapphire Radeon R7 250 (graphics card)
ASUS M5A78-M LX Plus (motherboard)
AMD FX 6-Core 3.5 GHZ 14.0 MB (processor)
If there's more that's needed to be posted, I will look it up, but that's what was put into it today.

A:Solved: PC crashes during windows loading

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3/10/2012, I was going to play the chapter The Fall on Portal 2, but after it loaded Windows became unstable, the clock, status and date showed up and then windows crashed. Please help me.

A:Windows 8 becomes unstable and crashes after loading a map in Portal 2

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible. If you are overclocking STOP You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking. To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine. * Zip up the copy. * Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button. *If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter. * Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button. * Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked. * Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies). * Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump. * OK your way out. * Reboot if changes have been made.

READ here http://www.eightforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Hi guys, I need help, I am running windows 7 64, I think I got a virus, so in safe mode I have run avg, then super antispywar, then I ran sfc / scan now and it is telling me that it couldn't change some of the files, so I have looked at the report and it tells me the following, imjpuexc.exe, imjputyc.dll, micross.ttf, times.ttf, timesbi.ttf, sylvan.ttf, amd64\if1371e3.ppd, aren't able to be repaired.
I haven't got the original win7 disk because it was factory installed. What is interesting, is that it crashes in safe mode with networking as well. Have tried to use the restore point nil luck,

I can get into the homepage and it seems one minute later it freezes and I need to do a hard reboot every time.
Not sure what to do?....

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Ok, I have basically no computer knowledge, but I will describe my problem to the best of my ability. The other day my cousin came over for a barbeque, he is supposably the family computer genius so I let him on my computer. He started editing the registry, saying he was removing so called "viruses". I have no knowledge of what he added/removed to/from the registry during this time but when I next went on the computer after he had left (all he did after editing the registry was exit the registry editer) I was unable to click on any of my desktop short cuts or the buttons on the menu bar such as start. I then rebooted by holding the power button thinking everything would be fine but the computer froze after the windows xp loading screen, showing the screen where you login to your account, except with only a windows xp logo in the middle of the screen, no login tabs. I tried rebooting numerous times but the problem persisted. I have no idea where to go from here. If any extremely smart and computerly talented people have any ideas about solving my problem, please explain in full detail, as I have only basic computer knowledge. I may not be able to answer any questions you have for several days as I can only do this at a friend?s house now. Thanks for reading this and I apologise for any bad spelling/grammar. I am only fourteen years old.

A:Computer crashes after windows xp loading screen. Please help!

When you first turn the computer on hold down the F8 key,a screen will come up with several options,choose last known good configuration,then I think you get another screen to choose which operating sytem to use,you'll only have one so just press enter.

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Hi all,

I have a problem with my new computer. I am also new to windows 7 and am still getting used to everything. On the first start up of the day windows crashes to a BSOD just after the loading screen. I start windows repair on the restart and let it do its thing, then windows starts up fine. I doubt that windows repair did anything as no messages came up on startup or during the repair.

I don't have any information of the BSOD, my motherboard restarts after the crash and I don' get a chance to read the problem, I will post the problem when I have worked out how to stop it automatically restarting.

The computer runs fine after it is "warmed up" so to speak, and I am guessing thats why it starts after Start up Recovery has done its thing which appears to be nothing

I have attached 2 minidump files from previous crashes, windows didn't make one of the most recent.

Anywho, any help would be greatly appreciated, it's not really a problem but more of a nuisance.

A:Windows Crashes to BSOD after loading screen

ok, heres an update.

I stopped windows restarting after a crash and I could write down some info about the BSOD that came up most recently. It had the stop codes 0x0000008e (0XC0000005, 0x82CD9A8A, 0x8C7936A4, 0x00000000) with an error with NTFS.SYS PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA.

Windows didn't just start up this time, I had to run startup recovery, and this time it said that it couldn't fix the problem and sent up an error in the system file integrity check part of the test with a code of 0x490.

I told windows to make a full dump file, so I cant send it my bad. I have changed but any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Greetings BleepingComputer,
I am having issue with my machine playing games. Here are the circumstances of the crashes:
Whenever I open up any game (it didnt used to be this way) once I get to the main menu and/or the exact moment I reach 100% of loading a level, the machine crashes and instantly reboots (no BSOD just a brief shut down into a restart). You should also know that this is a fresh HDD, right off the shelf with a fresh install of EVERYTHING.
Some of the procedures I have done: I have uninstalled and reinstalled my graphics drivers. Installed older versions of graphics drivers. Uninstalled and reinstalled games. Reseated my video card and RAM. Run any and all programs as administrator. Run any and all programs in compatibility mode for windows 7.
Some procedures I have failed to accomplish: I have tried using the program "WhoCrashed" to get the dump files of crashes but I/it is unable to obtain them. I am unsure what I am doing wrong and hopfully you can point me in the right direction, should you need those files... which I imagine you will.
Hopfully what I have described to you is an adequate starting point, although I am certain I am missing details. Below you will find reports from the various programs that this site has recommended I provide to help diagnose the problem. You will also find attached reports that come from the BSOD Pinned Thread. Which may or may not be relevant in this endeavour but, the way I see it the infor... Read more

A:Windows crashes upon opening/loading video games

BIOS dates from 2010 - please update it
Any reason for not updating to Win8.1?
The drivers for this device aren't installed.  Please download and install the latest, Win8 compatible drivers from the manufacturer's website.

SCSI Controller    PCI\VEN_1103&DEV_2300&SUBSYS_11AB11AB&REV_02\4&24B79ACB&0&00E2    The drivers for this device are not installed.

Lot's of problems with VLC in the application event log.  Please uninstall it (temporarily) in order to test it.
No significant evidence in these logfiles.
Please run a couple of games in order to crash it (3 times would be good), then create this report:

Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor... Read more

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I recently purchased a laptop, it was working fin until yesterday when i went to turn it on it kept restarting after the windows loading screen i was able to get to the windows boot menu, it did the same thing when i tried to boot in safe mode. so i turned off auto restart on system failure and i got this STOP error

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Session Manager Initialization system Process terminated unexpectedly with a
status of 0xc0000034 (0x0000000 0x0000000).
The system has been shut down.

I have tried many time to reinstall windows the first few times it was detecting all of the media readers as hard drives and said nothing inserted. so i turned them off in the BIOS after that it was not detecting the hard drive(s) at all. i cannot access the hard drive with the windows repair option ether i am not sure what is causing this because when i try to boot it normally i do see the windows XP loading screen but then i get the error so it is accessing the hard drive.

fairly sure it is a hard drive issue i don't no much about this topic. i know there is 320GB of storage. 2x 160GB SATA hard drives using some sort or RAID drivers or something to combine them? not to sure here. in the bois there was an option to select between RAID and ATA it was on RAID and i tried to run the windows install with ATA selected also

if any 1 has any ideas about what is going on it would be greatly appreciated. thx

A:Laptop Crashes while loading XP fails to reinstall windows


Originally Posted by blazer123

I recently purchased a laptop, it was working fin until yesterday when i went to turn it on it kept restarting after the windows loading screen i was able to get to the windows boot menu, it did the same thing when i tried to boot in safe mode. so i turned off auto restart on system failure and i got this STOP error

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Session Manager Initialization system Process terminated unexpectedly with a
status of 0xc0000034 (0x0000000 0x0000000).
The system has been shut down.

I have tried many time to reinstall windows the first few times it was detecting all of the media readers as hard drives and said nothing inserted. so i turned them off in the BIOS after that it was not detecting the hard drive(s) at all. i cannot access the hard drive with the windows repair option ether i am not sure what is causing this because when i try to boot it normally i do see the windows XP loading screen but then i get the error so it is accessing the hard drive.

fairly sure it is a hard drive issue i don't no much about this topic. i know there is 320GB of storage. 2x 160GB SATA hard drives using some sort or RAID drivers or something to combine them? not to sure here. in the bois there was an option to select between RAID and ATA it was on RAID and i tried to run the windows install with ATA selected also

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Portege A200 Windows XP;

Before windows is fully loaded a blue screen appears and the machine shuts down. Prior to this the machine was intermittenlty switching off for no apparent reason. The last thing I did before this happened was to update to IE 7. Ran scandisk but did not fix anything.

Can start in safemode but cannot uninstall IE7 in safemode. Selected option to load windows from last config that worked option, but windows crashes before finishing loading. Used system restore to take it back to January 08 but still same problem.

Any advice would be appreciated.

A:After loading Windows - BSOD crashes on Portege A200

In such cases I really recommend you to make clean OS installation. As you can see nothing helps. I really do not know what you can try but I really do not believe you will be able to do anything.

Back up all your important data and make clean OS installation. I know it is pretty radical solution but, believe me, the best one.

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First post so here goes....

Just built a new pc using asus k8n mobo.

Formatted both hard disks 40gb maxtor ide hdd and 200gb sata hdd.

Installed windows xp on the sata drive.

On reboot after the format and file transfer stage, the computer froze on the windows xp loading screen (the one with the logo and the bar the goes across) It doesnt total freeze, the bar keeps going but never gets past that screen.

So I booted from cd again, froze in the windows installed on the disk checking of the sata drive.

Unplugged the SATA drive and booted from cd fine, installed windows xp on ide drive and installed and booted fine with just the ide.

Plugged the sata drive back in and reformatted it so now hav ide with windows, sata as backup. freezes on boot screen?!

what could be causing this? how do i fix it?? driving me NUTS!!
sorry for the long description!

A:Windows XP crashes on loading screen with SATA plugged in

Just thought of other useful info....

When I try and boot with windows installed on the IDE and the SATA not plugged in now, it comes up with "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware etc etc Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware"

Ive checked boot device priority and only IDE drive, Floppy and DVD-RW drive are present there?

hope it helps to work it out!!

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After I decided to install Windows 7 on my computer, it worked fine until the system restarted twice (it was recommended by Windows 7 setup installation), then when it was at "Completing Installation" the system got a blue screen, I was pissed a little, but when it said: SETUP IS STARTING SERVICES and after 5 seconds the setup of Windows 7 told me to restart the system to resume installation. After I clicked "OK" the system restarted and it was the same story: SETUP IS STARTING SERVICES and the error popped, AGAIN. What should I do?

Thanks in advance,


-EDIT- Here is the error, I forgot to put it:

"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation"

A:Windows 7 crashes after loading Setup is starting services

When it fails, try removing the installer and restart.

Try entering Device Manager during install to uninstall any devices in error - normally Display driver - to see if installation will complete, then update device driver from desktop via optional Updates. Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

If that doesn't work reset the BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Then wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command from DVD Command Line DISKPART At PC Startup

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Sorry I'm using my phone type this have hp pav laptop windows 7 64 bit and ran startup repair for 2 days and no go try reinstalling and gave me bunch errors its almost 3 yr old comp any suggestions or help I don't really jave money to take it in and never mad recovery disk. I was playing on fire fox when crashed and I got malware adivra advast I alsp sometimes get the instruction at 0x7797e02 refrenced memory at 0x00000000

A:crashes lots and wont even get past windows symbol loading

Hello wolf, and welcome to Sevenforums!

Perhaps your hardware isn't working. I'd start with the memory. Remove all but 2 GB of RAM from the computer and see if it boots. If it doesn't, replace the RAM with the RAM you have removed. If it boots, check each RAM using MEMtest: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - created by Jonathan_King

Remove the bad RAM.

Let me know how this goes.

If you can't download anything at the moment, use the built in windows Memory diagnostics: Memory Diagnostics Tool - created by Brink

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My desktop pc has recently started to not load up / boot when I turn it on.

When it manages to turn itself on it all works ok. However oftentimes I have to turn it on and turn it off repeatedly until it finally starts to function.

After going through the same problem today, the pc finally turned on properly and I got into Windows. A few moments after that, the electricity was cut.

Now the pc manages to load up until the Windows XP logo and then crashes. At the loading screen the pc makes three grinding sounds (don't know how to call this... my pc is purring at me ). A blue screen appears for a split second and the pc reboots. No matter what option I select, be it to load in safe mode, last good configuration, and so on, the pc always resets at the XP loading process.

I believe it has something to do with hardware because of the issue with the pc intermittently not even booting up.

I am not too savvy when it comes to pc's, can someone suggest what may be wrong?

A:Solved: PC doesn't start up ; PC crashes at Windows XP logo / loading screen

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I'll try to keep this as succinct as I can.

My old desktop used to run ok until I installed comodo time machine on it which totally messed it up and I couldnt get windows to start.
After getting a new latop , I put the old machine to one side for over a year , thinking that it would never work again.
Decided to send off for a drive-to-usb cable in the hope I could salvage some data off it , but a few weeks ago I turned it on and it started installing windows vista on its own.
I had vista up and running and decided to use spinrite to salvage the data I had lost.
Im not sure what I did , but now windows wont load.
It says "boot from cd " , and I cant access the bios to change the boot order.
Fortunately I sent off for a pc recovery disc that has a few hundred programs on it like mini xp , recova , hijack this , hirems boot cd etc....as well as lots of dos programs.

However , even with all these tools , im still not sure what to use to make vista boot properly again.
Can anyone help me out ?

Thanks in advance

A:windows vista not loading right

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hi everyone,

my hp pavilion dv2 laptop is not booting to vista, when i turn it on it detects the hard disk but when it reaches to vista loading screen it stops there.

i have tried the following...

1. replace hardisk and format with vista. result= same thing.

2. replace memory = same problem.

3 restore to original factory settings = same thing.

any suggestions please... thank you so much.

A:windows vista not loading....

hi everyone,

my hp pavilion dv2 laptop is not booting to vista, when i turn it on it detects the hard disk but when it reaches to vista loading screen it stops there.

i have tried the following...

1. replace hardisk and format with vista. result= same thing.

2. replace memory = same problem.

3 restore to original factory settings = same thing.

any suggestions please... thank you so much.

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I have Dell Insperion 530S
Processor: Genuine Intel 2160 @ 1.80HGz
OS: Windows Vista         
I am having trouble loading my Windows.  One day my computer shut down and during the re-boot, I would get the Windows screen asking me for my administrator name and password.  But it would accept my answer.  So I re-booted and hit the F8 key to be able to go to the last working login.  That worked but the system was so slow.  I tried to load my Anti-Virus scan but the computer would shut down on me. 
What is my first step in finding out what the problem could be?

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i have followed guides online, and im just short of reinstalling windows 7...please help

A:windows vista loading bar after restore?

Have you followed the guide given to you last week in your previous thread?

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I have read some posts on the internet, but none seem to be similar to my situation. I have loaded and used Vista Ultimate for over 3 years now with my 3 year old computer and just recently it started to restart automatically when it's loading windows. I get an option to safe mode start with either networking drivers or command prompt but any selection I choose still gets restarted automatically. It never was a problem before and my computer has been stable for 3 years now, anyone know of a solution to get back into windows so that I may save my files and then I will just do a clean install. I don't have a secondary HDD so a few options are out anyone know anything else that might help?

P.S I also have Windows 7 Ultimate and when I put the disk in it loaded the installation phase but I cannot upgrade from startup I have to be in Windows to do that, and I don't want to do a clean install. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.


AMD 5600+
4GB Patriot DDR2 (4x1)
150GB WD Raptor
SB 2 Audigy
ATI 512 DDR3 VD (i dont remember the model, was made in 2006-2007)
500W Antec PS


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hi all
please can someone help me while doing a system restore on my daughters dell inspiron 1545 the power went out and now just cannot do anything, everytime i do a system repair just keeps going round in circles and when i try to do a system restore it just kicks me out and wants to do system repair. please please help i was selling this laptop but all its good for at the mo is a paper weight i dont have a system disc or os disc. is there anyway of repairing this laptop??

waiting hopefully


A:problems loading windows vista

Hi Gazza, and welcome to TSF.

Since you said you are selling the machine, I'm assuming theres nothing on it that you wish to keep so resetting it to factory default is probably the best way to go.

Take a look at this page >> How To Restore or Reinstall Microsoft Windows on a Dell Computer

Option 3 is factory reset but there are other options too.

Let me know if this helps.

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Well, where to begin... About 2 years ago I inherited this laptop, an e-systems 1412 Running Windows Vista, all that was wrong with it was a problem with one of the USB ports that was shorting out, an easy fix, and a tempremental dvd-writer, which didn't bother me anyway, as i was only using it for accessing my home network.

But, about 4 months ago, I started experiencing some problems but they appeared to be resolved. A nasty virus, which i picked up watching online movies, wouldn't allow me to install/run any other anti-virus progs, as well as rendering my laptops connectivity almost useless. After some toil, and trawling through endless forums, it appeared my problem had been fixed.

Until a few days ago, when it started BSOD'ing at least 4 or 5 times before even starting up - 'Page Fault in Non-Paged Area'. Loading into safemode and running Spybot uncovered numerous problems, and last night, but it failed to remove some components, registry entries etc, i decided to install the free version of AVG, which uncovered even more, and when i packed my stuff up to come home earlier today, i tried to boot it up and its refusing to even recognise that there's an account present, and moreover, it won't load into safe mode either.

Any way of fixing this without losing my work would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Vista Loading Problems


Use Ubuntu to backup you data: http://www.ubuntu.com/
tutorial: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-computer/

Then use Killdisk to wipe the drive and start with a clean hard drive: http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1180050.htm



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Hello everyone! I have been having an issue getting Windows Vista SP2 to install on my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop. The update will look as though it went through, then at start up it will say "unsuccessful download". I have done this several times, and every attempt has been the same. Is there something I am doing wrong?

My Computer includes the following stats:

Windows vista Home Premium
Service Pack 1

Model: HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC
Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHz 2.00 GHz
RAM: 3.00 GB
System type: 32-bit Operating System

I keep getting the error message with the letters:


I've done many searches to see what I can come up with, and all that has happened is me buying a bunch of “FIXING” programs that do not FIX my issues! If anyone is able to help me out, I would be very grateful for the helpful suggestions.

Thank you kindly

Oh, I would like to also add that I have gone to the actual Microsoft website to download this update, and the same problem occurs. I just thought I would add that detail in as well. Thanks Again!

A:Problems Loading Windows Vista SP 2

Does this mean that maybe my Windows software has possible missing files? Anyone's help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. I feel as though there may be missing files, and when I bought this computer, it already had Windows Vista installed on it without the store giving me a copy of the update DVD. It was purchased through Circuit City before they closed their doors, and they basically screwed me I feel.

I read through the clean install forums, but I just feel as though that may cause me more damage if I don't have the proper installation cd. I am willing to buy one, I just can't find anyone who can help with Windows Vista since the norm now is Windows 7. Even Microsoft website has ended their service help with SP1 issues. It is a SP2 issue, but I think, as I stated, this is a SP1 issue due to missing files.. Possibly.

Thanks Again Guys

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Hello all.

Just today my Windows Vista started some un-expected behaviour.. I wen't to start my computer, was working fine until I got past the 'Green loading bar' And only showed a Blank screen, and my mouse. I waited aprox 20mins and nothing changed, so I restarted and wen't for a "Safe Mode" While doing that it only came back with the same results.. Blank screen and my mouse.

Can anyone help? I have tried the "Advanced boot options" Still nothing, and If it's not to much to ask.. Could you break down the answer into "Small, simple words"? (only 14 here XD)


A:Windows Vista (Ultimate) Not loading..

hi and welcome you could try this http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial148.html

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My girlfriends computer crashed last night and when we try to restart it it gets just past the windows loading bar and then freezes with a black screen. I tried running startup repair and loading in Safe Mode to no avail. I have since used a vista disk to boot from and that resulted in the same freeze in that same location as booting from the hard drive. I managed to get an error report which gave me the following codes:

0x00000024 (0x0000000000190444, 0xFFFFFA80061c9530, 0xFFFFFFFF0000102, 0x0000000000000000)

I am reletively computer literate, have always been able to save my computers except when something hardware went wrong, but this is something that seems beyond me from my tinkering. I have been unsuccessful in finding out what exactly each of these codes meant, though I know they tell me what is wrong. Any help anyone could give would be appreciated as her entire college career is on the computer, including all the information she needs to complete her senior seminar this semester and graduate.

A:VISTA Windows loading issue

Hi Blankman8503,

When using the Vista disc, did you run the 'Automatically repair my system' feature? Or how far did you get with the Vista disc before it resulted in an error?

The faultcode itself, hex for 0x24, is an NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM_ERROR. A guess is that the ntfs.sys (file system driver) is corrupt. So a repair or reinstallation would most likely solve the issue. If not, i would suspect a failing harddrive. But please get back to us with more information before you do anything else.

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Hello all,

I came across an issue on my computer the other day and was wondering if someone can help me figure it out. I've troubleshooted as best as possible but I have yet to find a solution to this problem.

I have a custom built PC. Specs are:
ASUS P6t Deluxe Mobo
ATI Radeon HD 5760
Windows Vista Ultimate x64

The computer has been working fine and running strong without a problem for the last 3 years (since i built it). I haven't install any programs or changed any hardware, nor have i installed any windows update or anything of that sort.

The computer starts up fine on safe mode and safe mode w/ networking. Tried booting to last working configuration and no luck, still freezes. Also, on safe mode, I cannot get system restore to start up as well. The process is running but no luck it actually starting up.

I don't have the windows vista ultimate x64 disc to repair :/

tried reseating the ram, un-pluging and pluging the HDD, resetting the CMOS, pretty much everything that i should do in a case like this.

Any suggestions, tips, help?
thanks in advance!

A:Windows Vista: Freezing at loading bar

Hi Mike, you should try a clean boot, most likely a process or errant driver is hanging , clean boot will help you to analysis your problem.


If you want our help in identifying the likely culprit please go to start search and type:- cmd , right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt copy paste:-
echo > 0 & tasklist /v >> 0 & net start >> 0 & systeminfo >> 0 & echo >> 0 & notepad 0
press enter. Please post the notepad outcome here( you can delete the windows updates if you like, we do not need them, we do however need the network card info)

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Computer: Not with the computer in question now, but here are some general specs. Running Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium on a pretty cheap desktop Emachine T series 3626 which came with 1g of ram and 150g of free space.

Issue: After loading bios, booting from hdd, computer loses power during vista loading screen. After 4-5 tries computer does boot successfully but can lose power again at any time with no obvious reasons as to why. Computer won't even boot in safe mode.

*Note. If the computer had been running recently however, the first boot attempt is usually successful.

I have been dealing with this problem for about a month and a half now. It seemed to pop up just after I made some changes to startup config., I copied Reason 4.0 (music production program) and World of Warcraft to my 500 gig external hard drive and have ran both those programs from either my internal HDD or external HDD and also save data on both. I may have changed bios/cmos during that time but it's unlikely. About a 6 months ago I overclocked my computer, and a year ago I installed an extra 500mb of ram. Also my tower tipped over about 2 months ago while it was running but the hit wasn't hard and the computer kept running normally. I wish I could tell you exactly when this issue started and whether or not it was before or after the changes I have made in the past month and a half but I can't remember. Anyways I've tired all sorts of solutions. Here is what I can remember doing.

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A:After loading bios, booting from hdd,computer loses power during vista loading screen

Hello BeauDDS, welcome to Vista Forums!

Please explain in detail what you mean by ...

"computer loses power during vista loading screen"

do you mean it loses all electrical power or something else?

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I see a number of threads here concerning problems with IE11 and Windows 8.1 (I have read through many of them). Each problem seems to be a little different, and here is mine.

I have a new (December 2013) HP desktop which came with Windows 8.1 and IE11. I am using the desktop mode as my interface. On this machine, certain websites load slowly and erratically ? 5 to 8 seconds or more. What is bothersome is that the page will not release the cursor or mouse wheel until everything has loaded. The elements on the page that display slowly (seem to be) those with animations requiring Flash ? this is usually advertisements. This has been the behavior since I started using the machine. The main part of the page loads, then the Flash-based advertisements take a long time to load and only then release the cursor & mouse.

In the same room, I have my previous computer (2007) Windows Vista running with IE9. The same websites load very quickly and seamlessly and release the cursor and mouse wheel within 1-2 seconds. Both machines access the same router (Airport Extreme), and I am using Ethernet to connect to the router on both machines.

My antivirus is Avast (same version) on both machines. Having Avast active or not does not alter the results.

The Windows 8.1/IE11 machine does not have Java; the Vista/IE9 does have Java.

Unless there is something I am missing, the Internet Options are basically the same for both machines.

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A:Windows 8.1/IE11 vs. Windows Vista/IE9 Page Loading Speed

An example of a really slow-to-load web site on Windows 8.1/IE11 is:

62 Windows 8 tips, tricks and secrets | News | TechRadar

Takes about 15 seconds to release the cursor.

That opens very quickly (about 3 seconds to release cursor) on my Vista/IE9 machine. If someone would try it, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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it was working perfectly fine just a few days ago with the latest turbo boost drivers:
suddenly, i don't know what happened (the last thing i did was change the font dpi settings) but now, loading the os takes much longer and with those same drivers, the screen displays nothing but black even after reinstalling them in safe mode.

i've resorted to using the older drivers: which actually work perfectly, but i'm very concerned about what may have caused this in the first place.

one possible clue: when loading the os in safe mode, it actually hangs for about 20 seconds on a file that it also hung with when attempting to load the os from a hdd that then shortly died. could it be that this hdd is dying?

A:2730p displays nothing but black after loading vista, is loading os slowly


My name is Debbie.

If you run the Hardware Diagnostics you might be able to find the cause of this continuous Slow Hard drive issues.
Further I would suggest you to run scan of good Antivirus and spyware which might be able to pick some infections from your system. Try to disable some start up items by going into MSCONFIG.

For further assistance please reply

Thanks & Regards

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it was working perfectly fine just a few days ago with the latest turbo boost drivers: suddenly, i don't know what happened (the last thing i did was change the font dpi settings) but now, loading the os takes much longer and with those same drivers, the screen displays nothing but black even after reinstalling them in safe mode. i've resorted to using the older drivers: which actually work perfectly, but i'm very concerned about what may have caused this in the first place. one possible clue: when loading the os in safe mode, it actually hangs for about 20 seconds on a file that it also hung with when attempting to load the os from a hdd that then shortly died. could it be that this hdd is dying?

A:2730p displays nothing but black after loading vista, is loading os slowly

The first thing that I would try is a system restore.
If that does not work it could be hd or other hardware problem
Are you sure that you did not download any virus or malware?
System Restore - How to

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Hi there.

I'm running Windows Vista 32bit SP1 on a Dell Inspiron 1545. Windows did an automatic update today when I loaded up the laptop and I reset as usual. Started up as I normally do but for some reason the startup did a BSOD on me and I got a "Windows failed to start due to a hardware or software failure/error"... seeing as it was fine previously I'm guessing this due to the updates recently. The only options I have are doing a system startup repair (which I tried but it just sat on a black screen for a while before a mouse cursor popped up which moves but nothing else appears), or to start windows normally which does the vista loading bar but then restarts after BSOD again. I tried to go into safe mode... but the same thing happens. It looks like I may have to reinstall Vista again, which would be a pain. Is there any way I can get around this and is this a common problem at the moment? I haven't been updatign my laptop for a while due to only just getting the internet back in the house, so this could have been a recent problem?

Please advise me of anything I can do.

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today i wanted to start my computer but it kept being stuck at the loading screen for more than 20 min so i tried to restart:
2 options: start windows normally --> still stuck
start starting help (recommended) --> windows starts loading but then a bluescreen occurs with the STOP error 0x07b (inaccessible boot device)

i tried with F8 starting options to boot in safe mode, use last known configuration or use the function "repair computer" but it didn't work

I have an Acer Aspire M7711 which runs on Windows Vista 64 bit

I would apreciate every help and I thank you in advance

A:windows vista stuck at loading screen

Silly question but...... It happend to me last night. Are there any disc's in ? I loaded one and forgot it was in when I shut down . Went back to start and it did just what you are saying

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I recently took my lap top to get if fixed cause it kept doing what was call a loop when it wouldn't get past the update 3 of 3. WEll they fixed it and said it was a common thing with vista. Well its been about 2months and now when I start my laptop it gets to "Loading Vista" and thats it it wont go bast that does anyone know how to fix this please let me know.

A:Cant get past windows vista loading when restarting lap top

Watch the screen as soon a the lap starts to boot. It will tell you to press a certain key(s) sometimes an "F" key. Reboot and press the key. This takes you into the Bios. Look for Hard disk diag or something similiar. Run the diag . If it runs through and reports no probs then you know its not the Hard drive. If however it stops during the diag then your Hard drive is suspect. If it shows a #7 then your hard drive has become flaky. Usually you are better off replacing it. Although it is possible to partition the drive to avoid this.

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Okay, so i got my laptop about 3-4 weeks ago, and it's worked fine, then i install a crappy War game and when it restarts for installation, the error starts. i get repair or start normally, and neither of these worked, it just loads, does the left to right loading bar stay black for 10-15 mins, then goes to blue screen, 2 empty looking command boxes stagger down, and i'm just left with a mouse and a blue screen.
it happens for all the settings i open it with, and when i open it in Safe Mode, i just get "safe mode" in each corner, a blank screen and the service pack info at the top, only thing that works is the mouse.
This is very annoying, and it won't let me system restore, because the "repair" option just leads to a blue screen before i get any option of repairing, any ideas?

A:Windows Vista Loading to Blue Screen?

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When loading halo 2,I get a message saying my graphics driver is out of date?Ive a nvidia geforce go 7400.My driver is as far as i know this is up to date any ideas?

A:halo 2 windows vista loading problem

1. Not supported by the game (forgot the requirements so you have to check)
2. Card doesnt support DirectX 10 (doubt thats the problem though...but you can check)
3. The driver isnt supported by Vista (assuming you have vista since it is required for halo 2)

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Hi im new here so im not sure where to post this

Every now and again my Vista just gets stuck on the loading screen (the black screen with the green bars loading) this happens basically one in every 5 or so turn on's. then ill hold this button down to power off, re turn on and usually its fine. it only started happening after a vista update but unfortunately the laptop was out of my possession at the time and has gone past the system restore date. Any ideas how to fix this. I tried a startup repair with my installation disk and it says it detects no errors?

Any advice or help would be appreciated

ive defragged, disc clean uped, virus scanned. disabled all unimportant start up items..its really bugging me as its a work computer

Thanks so much

A:Windows Vista occasionally gets stuck Loading

yes the same thing happen to me with some update .when i was bouting i was stock on microsoft black screen .
and i was reading that the bad update happen on fev the 10 .6 or 7 of them .
after about a month of that i could not pass that black screnn so i put in a new drive in .that solved all my problem .

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