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Weird boot problem in Windows 7

Q: Weird boot problem in Windows 7

Hello I have a Windows bits ultimate version which doesn't boot like it should It gives the error of not shutting down normally If I click it to Start windows normally it shows Starting Windows and after - seconds it says quot Windows is loading files quot just like it starts windows repair or install The problem is it shouldn't because it was a working OS If I choose 7 problem Windows Weird boot in quot Launch startup repair quot it shows the same screen but restarts the computer after - seconds Disable AROSF doesn't help because there is no BSOD - just a restart always Safe mode also says quot Windows is loading files quot and restarts without BSOD Windows was working normally so it must be an updating issue I tried all the common possible commands chkdsk r didn't report problems and especially bootrec exe fixmbr fixboot rebuildbcd Weird boot problem in Windows 7 says found windows installations and it didn't helped I tried sfc scannow but of course it doesn't allow me because it thinks there is a repair pending I even tried ERD commander for Windows but it didn't allow me to uninstall hotfixes cannot find any and couldn't start the recovery environment for some reason The automatic repair in Windows recovery console from the dvd gives those two errors quot Root cause found Boot manager failed to find OS loader quot and quot Repair action File Repair Result Failed Error code x Time Taken ms quot Memory and HDD are tested and okay

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A: Weird boot problem in Windows 7

I think it is BSODing, but because of a failure to dump the memory to a file (or it happens so fast) that the system is automatically restarting from the BSOD faster than you can see the blue screen.

Try this: tap F8 prior to Windows logo to get the boot menu like you would when going to Safe Mode, but select "Disable automatic restart", then attempt to load Windows normally. It should have the same issue except this time show a blue screen. If it does, record the details on it such as name of driver/module (if present) and the bugcheck code, followed by the 4 hex parameters in parentheses.
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I just have formatted my compaq 3818 today and i realised the boot up timing is extremely slow. There is also an addition screen (refer to picture 1) before the windows boot screen (refer to picture 2).

As its a fresh format I dont understand how come there is this extra screen which i have not come across before. I am using the same copy of windows xp pro which i used to format my laptop about few months back and I have not seen this screen before. Formatted and reinstall everything twice I still encountered the same problem.

Picture 1 (White Bar will cover from left to right Takes around 3-4mins)

Picture 2 (Windows Boot Screen)

The whole boot squence took me around 5mins which is extremely long and never been that long before on my laptop. I have not made any changes in hardware or bios from the last working installations months back.

Experts please advise.

A:Weird & Laggy Windows XP Pro Boot Problem

I would still want to go into BIOS and verify that all the settings are correct.
Also check Device Manager for conflicts and make sure that your drivers are up to date.
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A:Weird Windows 7/Windows 8 Dual Boot problem

Do you have two System Reserved Partitions?
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A:Weird boot problem after rescue CD boot fix

Well just a suggestion mate is do it from an optical disk I don't like booting from sticks personally.

Plus I prefer a bootable Ubuntu disk and just use the try version as I have had many problems in the past with dual boots

If you are trying to just reinstall the 7 clean see this again I use the disk variety

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

if you have to have data then of course this will not be of much use to you but it is worth keeping the DVD for future use
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A:Weird boot up problem

It could be an overvoltage in the battery. What is the recommended charge time? Can you put a timer on it so it turns on, say, 4 hours before you wake up? It may also help if you could let the laptop sit unused for some period after removing the charger and before trying to boot.
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A:Weird boot problem.

If the CMOS is reset to default

What mode are the hard drives running in now?
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A:Weird Boot Problem

You don't format from the Recovery Console, if that's what you are trying to do. You format by electing the Install option on the XP CD.The Recovery Console is primarily for repair purposes.When asked for a password to run RC commands, just hit Enter (there is no password).Clean Install Procedure with Illustrative Screen Captures - Since you don't have anything to lose, just do a clean install following guidance above and don't worry about what you have already done.You will need to delete any partition which shows up as existing...when you do your clean install. Then you will create a new partition, format it. XP will install itself on that.Louis
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A:Weird problem at boot up

Spleenharvester said:

p.s I don't want to risk flashing the BIOS...specs are in drop-down thing.Click to expand...

Here is your latest Bios revision available:
This has come from your specific support site:

You are advised to update your Bios
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A:Weird Cd Boot Problem

Hi Bob, welcome to bc.
Right click my computer, select properties.
Click the advanced tab then click the "settings" button under "startup and recovery".
Under "system failure", deselect "automatically restart" and select "write an event to system log" then click ok. Stick in a cd. Got an error message now? If so, please post it. Your system bios is probably set to boot from cd first. When you insert a cd, your system is crashing without leaving an error message. When it restarts, it's trying to boot from your cd first.
Let us know.
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A:Weird boot problem.

back up what you can and format it and then reinstall xp
xp is very picky about changing chipset drivers, it is hit or miss
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A:Weird Boot Problem

Have a look in the log viewer. Anything suspicious in there ?
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A:Weird Boot Problem

Hi kmurchek,

Boot to the recovery console with your XP disk and try the FIXBOOT Driveletter:\ command, it should rebuild your boot files.
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A:weird boot problem..

Hi matthews2010
Is this still a problem for you or is it resolved?

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A:Weird Boot Problem, Help, :(

Have you tried using the XP Recovery Console?
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A:weird boot-up problem

I need to amend this slightly, in safemode it is ok on the admin account, on my account it is just a black screen.
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A:Weird Boot Problem

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A:Slow/Weird boot problem

Could be in the power options: Windows 7 will not output signal to DisplayPort - Microsoft Community

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A:Can't boot up computer, weird problem

The quickest way to determine if the PSU is faulty is to borrow one from another PC and try it out. In your case this does sound like the cause of your problem.
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A:weird video problem on boot-up

i remember having similar problem after fresh installing windows 7,then after several hours frustation i realised i still had my laptop set to boot from the cd,Doh!
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A:Core 2 Duo: Weird Boot Problem

Did it work ok with the old cpu?

What bios did you use? From what I could tell on intel's site you need at least bios #27 or later to support the c2d cpu.
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A:Weird problem with boot filename not being found

Boot off of the XP CD. Delete both partitions and create one large partition. Format the partition NTFS, Install Windows on the newly created partition. Or after formatting the partition boot off of the Recovery CD and install on the newly formatted partition which will have all the drivers you need for that machine.
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A:Weird problem after dual boot setup

Ok I've fixed this myself...

x86 had sp1 installed so showed 4gb X64 had not had sp1 installed so showed 3.3gb because the mobo was only showing 3.3 gb as memory remapping was off (asus p5bse) switched that on and ACPI to S3 and everything is as it should be.
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A:EMachines 5220 Weird Problem at Boot up

You need to follow the instructions in the "sticky" at the top of the page to diagnose the problem component.
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This is starting to turn into quite a major problem for me since I use my PC to work on and currently I am unable to do anything! Any advice would be most appreciated!
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A:Weird Windows 8 Boot Issues

If it was me, I would run sfc /scannow in administrator command prompt.

Then run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth in administrator command prompt & reboot & run sfc again.
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I heard the single, short beep from the BIOS so it seems there's no hardware problems.
Malware is a possibility - I've seen several references to that when weird characters appear during the boot process.

However, that's as much help as I'm allowed to give you where malware may be present since I'm not a trained malware helper. You must post on the dedicated malware forum and see what directions/instructions they give you to check for the presence of, and eradicate, malware: Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum
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A:Weird Problem in Windows 8

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
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A:Weird problem with Windows 7

Hello Kenjutsu, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see what that does for you.

Startup Repair

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A:Weird lag problem, not sure what - windows 7 x64

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A:Weird Windows 8 problem?!

Welcome to Windows 8 Forums! You may have a virus that hid everything. First you have to run "Unhide"

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Hi! Daniel1414, welcome to W7F

Try Brink's suggestion in post #2
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Run any commands as an admin.
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Are they available in the "Add remove programs" page in Control Panel > Programs?
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It's not a virus, it sounds like adware or spyware that has infested your system. Virus checkers will not remove these.

Download Hijackthis and post a log back here.

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A:Weird windows transition problem please help.

I have seen this happen on systems that are infected with some type of malware.

Lets rule out malware first. Post back the results after an analyst looks over your HJT log.

Look over the First Steps at Removing Malware , then post a HJT log in the HiJackThisLog Help Forum
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Windows cannot end this program. It may need more time to complete an operation.

To return to Windows and check the status of the program, click Cancel.

If you choose to end the program immediately, you will lose any unsaved data. To end the program now, click End now.


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Thanks a lot!

A:Weird Windows XP shutting down problem

I really don't know what to tell you but my Home XP version has smss.exe in c:\windows\system32 and not in the location specified in your error message.

Try testing in Safe Mode by tapping the f8 key immediately on startup to get the boot menu. Or use msconfig to load Safe Mode. If it doesn't occur there use msconfig to disable all startup tab entries to see if one of them is causing it.
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Hello vharidev1993 and welcome to TSF,

First thing I recommend is reverting to the older drivers... The ones that worked properly.

Also, you can install drivers from AMD without installing the CCC suite.

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A:Weird computer problem; should I re-install windows?

Since you have admitted to using a cracked version of Win 7, you'll likely get no help here.
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A:Solved: Weird Windows logon problem

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A:Weird Windows XP Home Activation Problem

Welcome to TSF....

Try doing a repair-installation of windows and at the appropriate time insert the PID and you should be all set.

If you still have access to the computer thru normal operation you can use this procedure:

Emergency Backup Procedure from TSF

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REGISTRY WARNING: The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a technically knowledgeable friend or do not attempt to repair your system Registry yourself. Improper changes in the System Registry can render all data on your hard disk inaccessible.

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Reboot did nothing.
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Hi mike,

Could you explain the issue a little better. I understand the Aero preview (little pop-up windows when you hover).

Do the real Excel document windows toggle focus ( come into focus / go out of focus) when you hover over the preview windows?

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Use SysInternals AutoRuns while in SAFEMODE to disable the apps. Un-check the box.

From Microsoft TechNet -

Download & save. RIGHT-click on AutoRuns.exe, "Run as Adminisrator"

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A:Solved: Weird problem with Windows Explorer

Hello elisnanna

A possible cause of this problem might be a third party (non-Microsoft) shell extension that is not compatible with Vista. Here's a fix that worked for me.

Download ShellExView here. This will show all of the shell extensions on your system. Disable all of the non Microsoft shell extensions, then re-enable one at a time. As you enable one try doing the task that was causing the problem, ie right clicking a file etc. Keep enabling each shell extension until you find the one causing WE to crash. Once you find the problem extension you may need to contact the software maker to see if there is an update.

As I said this is a possible cause to this problem. There could be others. Worth giving it a try.
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A:Really Weird BIOS/Windows Installation Problem

The most common cause of failure to find files when installing Windows is faulty RAM.
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A:Weird computer problem; should I re-install windows?

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A:Weird Problem - Reinstalled Windows, Can't access other accounts

Hello and welcome to TSF,

See this to Take Ownership of the files
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A:Windows Live Mail giving me a weird problem. Please help.

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