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18 views

Windows 8.1 freezing on every boot including safe mode

The computer is an ASUS Essentio Desktop PC model CM6730 running Windows 8.1. It can't be more than 18 months old. Yesterday it locked up completely, and every reboot into Windows since then has ...
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49 views

Dell Vostro 1000 does not start up

I am facing a seemingly serious problem with my Dell Vostro 1000 laptop, which I bought in 2007. The computer seems (almost) dead. This is what happens when pressing the power button: the LED with ...
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1answer
140 views

Windows 7 failure (0xc0000428)

I have an old computer, the configuration is: Pentium D Dual Core, 1 GB Ram, 250GB HD. The error is intermittent: sometimes the computer freeze during Windows startup and sometimes freeze after 15 or ...
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0answers
63 views

Sony Vaio Windows 8 freezing during boot, Repair itself unsuccessfully, change in OS worked temporarily

I am using my 4 years old sony vaio E series laptop. I got my motherboard changed last year and the old recovery disk dont work now. I was using WIN 7 until yesterday when the computer froze. I ...
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0answers
40 views

Is CHKDSK stalling?

I have a Lenovo Y510p running on Win8.1. I've tried running a CHKDSK on boot but power issues with the charger meant it died while it was running(11%). I tried SHIFT+F8 to try restarting into safe ...
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0answers
69 views

Windows 8 stuck at start up due to infinite update

I've bought Windows 8 little less then a year ago and now it seems to be stuck. My computer starts up, I see the Windows logo, then I get this blue update screen that simply will not go away. All ...
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0answers
732 views

Windows 8.1 Pro freezing after sign-in

I was playing a PC game called The Sims 3. It started crashing on runtime. Eventually I kept trying to restart my PC and run it again, but nothing seemed to work. The game kept rebooting my PC on a ...
1
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1answer
231 views

Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen

The problem is that when I boot on Windows XP (x64), which worked very great for a great amount of time, the mouse pointer and the welcome screen appears but then after waiting hour or so nothing ...
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0answers
135 views

Arch Linux Live CD Fails to boot on Dell PowerEdge

one of my friends is trying to run a Minecraft server off of his old Dell PowerEdge server and wanted to get rid of Windows Server 2003 in favor of Arch Linux. After he burned a CD he was able to get ...
1
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1answer
169 views

How to create a Win7 read-only boot drive?

Long story short - I have Win7 installed on SSD which is my primary boot disk C: drive. I have another 2TB SATA IDE HDD as the D: drive which stores most of my programs and all my data. So far so ...
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1answer
367 views

fresh install of windows 7 sp1, original dvd, hang on starting windows, before logo animation

new build; asus z87-a intel i5-4670K intel ssd 180g 530 western digital black 2t LG CH12NS3012X BD-ROM msi geforce 760 antec high current gamer 750W Kingston KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX 8GB Kit Noctua NH-D14 ...
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2answers
86 views

Is there any way to check the Disk I/O that happens after startup and the duration for each task?

I am trying to troubleshoot a hard freeze of my computer (Windows 7) after startup. After 3-4 seconds after the user login screen, the OS freezes: Pressing the Windows button at the keyboard doesn't ...
0
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2answers
72 views

Computer freezes some minutes after booting, how to debug hardware fault?

I bought an older Pentium 4 PC to run Linux and use as a server/music player/etc. I installed Ubuntu, and basically everything works as expected software wise. However it often freezes completly some ...
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0answers
108 views

Windows 7 Splash Screen Delay

Recently, there is a quite noticeable delay on the splash screen (the animation where 4 pieces of color dots combine together into a Windows logo) during startup. Normally it only takes ~5 secs before ...
0
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0answers
125 views

What's causing this boot freeze?

My Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-28R runs Windows Server 2012 set up as a workstation. The setup has been stable for over a year, but now it sometimes freezes when booting from a cold state. The laptop ...
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1answer
403 views

Computer Hangs at Startup Screen

I recently updated my win7 HP Pavilion p6000 PC and it sort of hanged halfway while shutting down (part of the updating process) so I used the button to manually turn it off. Now I can't get my PC ...
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1answer
52 views

Windows 7 hangs at boot

Windows 7 64bit hangs during the logo screen. In the Safe Mode it hangs after the Loaded: \windows\system32\drivers\CLASSPNP.SYS and the ntbtlog.txt file isn't updated. Is there any other way to get ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Mavericks freezing on boot

I updated my 2007 non-unibody Macbook Pro with 4gb RAM and 2.2ghz Core 2 Duo. It successfully installed, then the spinner froze on boot and the computer wouldn't start. I ended up just reinstalling ...
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0answers
90 views

Windows 7 Laptop loads slowly then freezes

This started happening earlier today. I booted up my laptop and it takes forever to load into Windows 7. I then booted it into Safe Mode, ran Malwarebytes and it found some malware that I got rid of ...
2
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1answer
131 views

How to make Linux reliably boot on multi-cpu machines?

I've got two machines, one with 4x12 AMD Opteron cores (AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6176), one with 2x8 Xeon cores (HT disabled; Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 0 @ 2.20GHz). On both machines I experience ...
0
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1answer
116 views

Dual Boot Menu freezes on any key press

I have windows XP and Vista installed on my Compaq Presario laptop. When I start my laptop at dual boot menu I am not able to select window of my choice when I press key to select the window it just ...
0
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1answer
1k views

HP Probook 4440s system restore partition erased, now it freezes at boot screen

I erased the system restore partition on my HP Probook 4440s laptop, now it hangs at the first logo when booting. If I don't change it from trying to boot from the hard drive, there is no error, it ...
3
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3answers
464 views

Another Windows 7 install freezing

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 which has been runing Windows 7 32bits for almost two years now. For some reason, the system got dusty and slow so I backed-up my data intending to format my HDD and ...
0
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2answers
268 views

Computer freezes during (or soon after) OS boot, regardless of which OS is being loaded

I've been struggling with a quite annoying issue on my personal computer . I run both Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 on this particular machine, and the issue I'll describe next presents itself exactly ...
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1answer
311 views

Enabling OnBoard Lan hangs Windows 7 at startup screen

Im having windows7 32 bit, it just happened out of sudden my system hanged, I forcibly cut off the power and rebooted. At the startup screen where the four balls appear forming windows, my system ...
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0answers
188 views

Any way to debug a syslinux hang?

I have a system that boots CentOS from a flash card. It reboots and comes up reliably 99+% of the time, but occaisionally it hangs at the Syslinux bootloader, right after it prints the Syslinux ...
0
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1answer
132 views

Computer hung, when restarted, stated in BIOS that the CPU clock was decreased from usual clock/speed

At random times, while in idle time or gaming, the computer hangs, no mouse cursor movement, no BSOD. I then use the restart button on the computer. When restarted and entering the boot screen, the ...
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votes
1answer
101 views

HDD semi-broken? (Cant boot)

Last night my laptop froze on me, and i had to kill the power. When i tried to boot up, it showed the windows logo, and stayed there for like 20 min. until it just rebooted... I also have a Linux ...
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1answer
355 views

Can't sometimes access BIOS or Windows after startup

Sometimes after I start up my computer it freezes in the "press Del or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS setting" screen and doesn't react to those buttons. The backlight on the USB keyboard is lit but it doesn't ...
0
votes
1answer
151 views

WD Caviar Green freezes server before boot

I have a server with an Asus P8Z68-V motherboard, running Ubuntu Server. The system boots fine with the boot disk on SATA-0, and a 2TB Hitachi HDD on SATA-1. However, when I replace the 2TB Hitachi ...
3
votes
1answer
260 views

Laptop freezes before/during post

I have an Asus K70AB which has had an issue for a while. When it boots, there's a chance it'll freeze for an indefinite time before it seems to start doing anything. What it will do is: The lights ...
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2answers
3k views

Can't load or repair Windows

I can't run my Windows 7 64bit. I tried: System repair – hangs at the repair screen Start normally – hangs at the Starting Windows screen Start in safe mode – hangs at the classpnp.sys file Start ...
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0answers
84 views

Debian testing hangs for 180s on boot

For a while now, my NAS running Debian testing with arch x86_64 constantly hangs for exactly 180s during boot after it has detected all hard drives. I unfortunately ran out of ideas what the cause ...
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14answers
53k views

Windows 7 is stuck at “Starting Windows” when I attempt to boot computer

Basically, whenever I turn on my computer, it gets to the Starting Windows phase and just stays there. The startup animation still plays, yet it gets nowhere. I have tried booting into safe mode, ...
0
votes
0answers
936 views

Windows XP Hangs on Welcome Screen Until Ctrl + Alt + Del is Pressed

I'm in a Gr. 12 computer engineering class, and we're setting up these old Pentium 4 machines, installing some software, and Ghosting them to get to know the Ghosting process. So I was lucky and ...
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5answers
158 views

Windows freezes on boot after re-cabling of the motherboard

I upgraded my PC from 4 GB of RAM up to 24 GB (the maximum amount that my motherboard supports). I also bought a new case and re-cabled everything in order to move everything to the new case. After ...
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votes
0answers
195 views

Pc freezes/crashes at startup (even in bios) for the first 2-10 minutes

My pc freezes/crashes for the first 2-10 minutes something like 3 to 5 times in the operating system or even in the bios screen. After 10 minutes this never happens again and I can use it to do ...
0
votes
1answer
420 views

Windows 7 Screen/Colour Freeze

This question might be questioned/answered before, but as I have some specific issues... Since one month I have a laptop (see details below). It worked perfectly fine until last week, when it ...
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votes
2answers
683 views

window 7 freezes after automatic update on Dec 30 2012

I am using windows 7 on 64 bit toshiba machine from more than a year. My machine is down from 4 days. What I suspect is "problem caused by windows auto update ran on 30th Dec morning. FYI: I am using ...
2
votes
1answer
381 views

Macbook Pro completely hangs at start, no super user mode nothing

I was moving some files from my external hard drive to a network drive, when the finder started crashing and starting repeatedly, so I forced it off. After that OS X wouldn't start anymore. I booted ...
2
votes
1answer
36k views

Computer Won't Boot, gets stuck at startup repair

I'm having a problem where my HP Envy 15 will not boot up correctly. It started when my system froze, so I held the power button to turn it off. When I attempted to turn it back on, it came to a black ...
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0answers
315 views

Windows 7 x64 refuses to boot due to an SSD-related issue

This is my setup: Motherboard: ASUS P5KC Hard drive: Intel SSD 330 series connected via IDE OS: Windows 7 x64 The thing is that after having installed the SSD, on each and every a cold boot, ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Why won't 'plymouth-quit-wait' start and why does my Fedora 17 hang on boot?

When I try to boot after having done several updates, the boot animation "loads" and then flashes with the Fedora logo, and then sits there still. After checking into it more I found that two ...
0
votes
1answer
148 views

Laptop frozen and cannot boot after trying to use a net stick

I have a laptop (LG X140) installed with Windows 7 starter. I use it for almost 2 years. Lately I have tried using a USB net stick. This caused the laptop to halt and since then I cannot boot. I get ...
3
votes
1answer
236 views

Computer hangs for about ~20 minutes on “Starting windows” screen

My girlfriend has a Samsung RF-711-S02 Laptop, I recently had some software issues with her laptop that lead me to reformat it for her. Ever since reformatting the computer will hang for quite a ...
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vote
1answer
776 views

Why does my computer freeze randomly and then power button not respond?

My computer has this problem where it will randomly freeze and can only be turned off by a hard power off (i.e. I have to flip the power supply switch, the power button won't respond). The power ...
1
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0answers
203 views

Computer unable to boot OS or bootable media

I have a computer that fails to boot with the following symptoms: -Computer with possible water damage, but it will turn on just fine so I don't believe that to really be the case (usually all or ...
2
votes
3answers
892 views

windows 7 freezes on boot but not on restart

I have a strange issue with Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. When I press the button to start the PC, shows all messages, pass the Windows loading screen and stuck before the welcome screen. It shows a ...
0
votes
1answer
290 views

“radeon disabling gpu acceleration” hang on boot of clean CentOS 6.2 Minimal install

I have a clean install of CentOS 6.2 minimal on a server. On boot, just after the GRUB boot loader screen, I get a message that's about 3 lines long and very blurry. The same message appears on the ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

PC won't boot with USBs plugged in

Yesterday as I was shutting down my computer (Thinkpad t-60) the computer froze during shut down on the "Windows is shutting down" screen. When I went to reboot it, it froze at the 1st, "welcome to ...