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Tower tipped over, boot issues

Q: Tower tipped over, boot issues

I tipped my tower over and I can't get to the desktop. I have a fan that is not working, so it typically brings up an error screen when booting that I exit out of and start automatically. Now it does the same but brings me to a blue screen after with the options of continue to windows 8.1, restart, or shut down. Every option just loops me back to the error screen followed by the blue screen.

I opened the case and made sure everything was tight, and while I'm no expert, it looks okay. Anything I can do? Any ideas?
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A:Need help. Tower won't boot up

Your eMachines is one of those with the infamous failing motherboard. The motherboard failure eventually causes the power supply to fail, and your symptoms are simlar to what we have seen a great number of times... well over 125 times, and we have a lot of failed eMachines in our barn awaiting resolution. Your hard drive, memory, cpu and heatsink are likely still good, and you can rescue the data. But it is possible your motherboard will not work properly again. You might borrow a power supply to test, but I would not waste money on one.
eMachines wants $179 plus shipping for the board, plus $75 for the power supply.

It could also be something as simple as a bad hard drive, and a replacement for $50 or $60 from Newegg, Directron, TigerDirect, Outpost, or ZipZoomfly will take care of it. You can probably still recover the data off the old drive by placing it in an external USB enclosure. Borrow or buy, you can always use another hard drive.
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So could any PC God give me some suggestion, please??
Is any PSU with the size of my tower or can I just simply install a bigger PSU which can still successfully power up the comptuer?

Thx in adance.

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A:Dell optiplex 745 tower won't boot

Beep code

1-3-1 through 2-4-4
Memory not being properly identified or used
Power button Solid Amber is Bad CPU/Motherboard.
Power button blinking Amber is Bad Power supply.
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Does the power supply fan run/work?
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 The Inspiron 535/537/545/546 Service Manual, is here:
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First, I would certainly change out your power supply because generic ones are often garbage. There are tremendous deals in the 450-550 range reputable psu's.

Second, check out this superb tutorial on USB by LookinAround:

Third, run ChkDsk.

Fourth, I think it would be good for you to run a harddrive diagnostics. Your manufacturer will provide a free utility to do so.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 15:40:21, on 03/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\FireTrust\MailWasher Pro\MailWasher.exe
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O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxtray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxhkcmd] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxpers] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
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O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BDMCon] C:\PROGRA~1\Softwin\BITDEF~1\bdmcon.exe
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O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
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O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
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A:Boot issues

Start with chkdsk /f on all drives.
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A:boot issues

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G'Day lvcjw,

I have been researching your problem, and I'm afraid to say that its not good news.
There are two things to do here...

Firstly, have a look at this troubleshooting article from Microsoft?.

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A:Boot Up Issues


I have done a full system scan with my two spy ware programs and my two virus protection software.

My first questions would be, which ones? Some are better than others, and some are far worse

Second, I'd recommend following the steps outlined in this thread.
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A:boot up issues..

Could be lots of things, like a corrupt registry, caused by bad sectors on the hard disk or dusty RAM. Sometimes these things have both a hardware and a software cause. First thing to do is test the hardware. First of all, check the inside of the computer for swollen/leaking capacitors and dust buildup, taking care to clean the RAM and RAM slots while you're at it (be careful to avoid static discharge when working inside it). Then test the RAM, I recommend "memtest", it's a free download. Then run Seatools, Spinrite, chkdsk or some other hard disk diagnostic to check for bad sectors.
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A:Boot issues

remove the primary hard drive and boot from windows 7 dvd and launch start up repair.

Everything will be fine
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A:Boot issues

Hi! My brother's computer had similar problems before the power supply failed. If you can hook up another power supply to the computer, you'll find out if that's the problem. I'm not saying that this is definitely the problem, so don't go rushing out and buy a power supply. Newegg is good, but before buying any parts, make sure they will fit and work on your computer.
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A:boot/psu issues?

Strange that you have to switch the power supply voltage from 115V to 230V to get it to work. I've never come across that, except for overseas travel.

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It is best if you wait for a more knowledgable response before reacting.
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A:Boot Issues

Hi ... When you installed all your new hardware , Did you also reinstall windows afterward ?
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A:Boot Issues

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A:Boot Issues

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How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows
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A:Boot up issues

Is Secure Boot disabled? There may also be some kind of "legacy" setting you have to make. I haven't studied the new UEFI challenges much.

For what reason are you doing this?
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A:Boot up issues

Boot into BIOS setup to set SSD first to boot with only your SSD plugged in. Is it detected? What error do you get then?
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A:Boot up issues

From your post, I would tend to think it is either the board or pw supply. You tried using the old video card and still had problems correct?
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3 If you have any add-in cards like sound, nic, pull those out also. Leave in just your video card.

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A:Boot Issues

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A:Boot Issues

<<I installed Windows XP on another hard drive, and it doesn't see the original hard drive at all.>>

If that's true...then you probably have a failing/dead hard drive.

Any install of XP should be able to see the hard drive/partition containing another install of XP...when both are connected to the same motherboard.

Attach the second drive with XP installed and use it to boot the system. Go into Disk Management (Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc, hit OK) and post all info re drives which are reflected at bottom of screen.

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A:Boot issues with SSD

SATA set to AHCI, connected to SATA_0 (first port) ?
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A:Boot Issues

Remove your 320, and boot from your Setup disk. Then select startup repair.

If that does not work, try using Bootrec as explained in this post.
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A:Boot Issues

Have you upgraded the BIOS for your motherboard?
Or Downloaded new Drivers for the graphics card?
If you know what motherboard and graphics card you have message it to me and I'll Give you the links.
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A:Boot issues

Please fill out your system specs, because "my laptop" is inconclusive

1. Turn off fast startup and see if there's a difference. If not ->
2. Upload "C:\Windows\System32\wdi\LogFiles\BootCKCL.etl" to any cloud service and post a link.
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A:Win xp boot issues.. ?!?!?!

Try doing a repair of the current Windows installation. Boot off of the XP cd and follow the screens. If you use the recovery console you could try a FIXMBR or FIXBOOT first.
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A:Boot issues

Hi Mowpar
Are you talking about the Advanced Boot Menu, where you have many options? Or only the Recovery Menu where you have the option to boot into Windows normally and run a start up repair?
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Boot from the CD and run chkdsk.
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A:XP Boot issues

Have you tried repairing windows with the xp disc?
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A:boot up issues

Please follow these instructions to test the RAM:
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A:Boot Issues?

there is a possability that there are bad sectors and windows is trying to place files for the drivers there. i may be a good idea to look at replacing the hard drive. several good posts in the os recovery section of the forum for transfering hard drive data.
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A:Boot issues with a used PC

Hi RoyBatty, and welcome to TSF.

First of all, you will not be able to fix anything with the SP1 disk as SP2 has been installed. Don't worry though, its easily fixed. The following fix includes instructions on slipstreaming, which will allow you to use your XP disk, which will then be SP2, to repair your files. You will need to follow these instructions first ( click on the blue link), then try the recovery console again.

Slipstreaming SP2

Please post back and let us know if this works.
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A:Boot-up issues

Your guess may have merit, because it sounds as though the problem is both hardware and software. Why don't you run a diagnostic of the harddrive:
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A:Boot issues

yup - take your Vista DVD, boot from it, and then when it comes to the install screen, in the bottom left hand corner select repair....

and then read this thread about dual booting Vista / 98.
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Looks like a major OS flaw, you should consider reinstalling XP
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A:Boot issues

Sounds like a BIOS issue, please list the motherboard and BIOS version. Have you applied any available BIOS updates?
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A:Boot issues

Ok, does anyone know a tool that I could use under SLAX to figure out what the problem is? Please, I REALLY need help.
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A:2 HdD's 2 OS's = boot issues...

Good Evening patherton, having a dual boot is really useful but there are a few things that can cause real problems.
One idea is to have a hard drive in a removeable caddy set up as Primary master and when the caddy is engaged (fully in) it naturally becomes the master. When that drive is unseated the second drive becomes the first drive.
Of course the BIOS needs to be set for auto on Primary master and slave.
This system works best with W-98 on the removeable drive. It is pretty reliable as an idea.

Another idea is to use the boot manager included with W-xp, this usually needs W-98 to be loaded first on the first drive, and then W-xp loaded on the second drive. The problem with this is that every time something is loaded and a reboot is needed the MBR on the first drive is liable to be lost. And you have to begin again.
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I like a boot manager from a Russian Programmer, called Symon3.
Have a read of the info on it, it is good value for money and easily rstores if it is damaged.
It is a little complex to set up but solid as a rock afterward.

Have a lot of patience with your exercise and plan how you are going to do it. No shortcuts!

Cheers, qldit.
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A:Boot issues

You cannot use windows on a new motherboard without reinstalling it.
You will need to reformat, and reinstall windows.
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A:Win 10 boot up issues several different PC's

If you suspect disk failure you should check that first. What I usually do is to take it out and connect to my desktop computer and check it from there. It's most probably a SATA disk which has same connections as normal, desktop disk. There are many programs for that. HDD manufacturers have their own programs, you can find some here: Download Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Tools Tools for Windows - MajorGeeks
Any bad sectors or even large number of relocated sectors spell trouble.
A look at SMART table can also tell you a lot. Download HDDExpert - MajorGeeks just some of free ones.
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Verifying DMI Pool Data......
Boot from ATAPI-CD-ROM : Failure
Boot from ATAPI-CD-ROM : Failure

NTLDR is missing
Press any key to restart

Then when i press any key...... it says:


I dont have a system disk, what do i do?

I have 4-5 years worth of mp3's I'd be devestated to lose, but if I have to take the pc back to factory settingd then that's better then having no pc at all. I'd be greatful for some advice,
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A:Boot up issues *HELP HELP HELP*

Welcome to TSG....

Try this:

After the fix please make one rule:

My golden rule is to never loan my computer out to anybody for any reason without a deposit of $1000.00 for repairs. If they have the $1000.00 then they do not have to borrow your computer and if they do not have the mooney they still do not need to borrow your computer.
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A:\Boot\BSD issues

It seems this is caused by BCD data corruption, but it is odd that you cannot use keyboard in command prompt. I suspect the Windows recovery console is severely damaged.

How about another keyboard?
Do you have any system restore point? If so, try to perform a system restore for a test.
If all steps fail, the suggestion is to use the backup to restore Windows 7 to a normal state.Alex Zhao

TechNet Community Support
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Mod Edit:  Split from - Hamluis.
I need help. Can't boot to user log in screen I get to setup and try safe mode but it tries to boot and starts all over again. Please any advice is appreciated!!mlm

A:Boot Issues

I need help. Can't boot to user log in screen I get to setup and try safe mode but it tries to boot and starts all over again. Please any advice is appreciated!!
Ask Hamlius to split this into a new thread; they kinda frown on piggybacking onto a current thread.
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Hey guys,

I've been getting this error every time I start up my computer. It's been doing this for many months now, but it is starting to get quite annoying, so I figured I'd solve it now.

I am running Windows XP Service Pack 2, have all the current updates, and I am virus/spyware/adware/anyotherware free.

With that taken care of...screen shots!

This is what comes up when first starting the computer:

Then, this pops up (if I let it go, or click cancel):

After clicking cancel (clicking Ok only repeats the disk error), this comes up:

Finally, this comes up:

If I click on continue, it just continues to pop up. The only solution that I have found to make it go away is if I hold Escape. Any and all help would be appreciated because it's really starting to slow down my boot-up.

Thanks in advance,

A:Boot-Up Issues.

hello & welcome to TSF ,

do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps


performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version


#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /purgecache) then enter / your pc will work like crazy / this helps in rebuiding the cache file (notice the space between (sfc & /)
#5 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & / )

now a scan will start , have your (Windows XP software disk ready ) your pc may ask for this disc when it starts or during the scan( so you must sit with the pc while this scan functions ) , if it does then incert the cd into one of your cd/rom/player's , your pc will then reconnize it and continue , you will then have to minimize the splash screen for the cd to see the scan , when the scan is finished you will need to close the cd and all open windows , then remove the cd

you will then need to do a ( Disk Cleanup ) , then empty the caches & temp files thru the (Internet Options) , then do a defrag

restart your pc

then do a defrag again after the reboot

then get back to us

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A:Boot Issues

I suspect that the key is in recreating the partition that you've deleted. Once that's done, you "may" be able to use Startup Repair to fix it.

If you're not able to recreate it, then I'd suspect that wiping the hard drive and reinstalling Windows is your only other recourse.
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Any advice short of re-formating and re-installing XP is much appreciated.
Thank you