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Laptop restarts every 3-4 seconds

My Laptop restarts again and again every 3 or 4 seconds after it boots. This happens only when I boot the laptop choosing Start Windows Normally. It can boot in Safe Mode, with and without networking. ...
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0answers
25 views

Vista 64 boot/bcd error, no installation disk, no cd-rom drive

I am having a boot/bcd error with my install of Vista 64 bit. The Computer is like 6 years old, and I don't have the installation disk, and my cd-rom drive is broken and does not read cds. If I were ...
0
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1answer
29 views

HP Elitebook 8460p use external keyboard to boot up

I am using an Elitebook 8460p with an external wireless keyboard and mouse. I have a second monitor that is a duplicate of the laptop's display and I just keep the lid closed and use the monitor. I ...
1
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2answers
69 views

Is there an elegant way to start a program at certain time after boot / time delayed start up?

is there any elegant way to start a program 5 minutes after boot? for example start : Start chrome 5 minutes after boot Start Outlook 15 minutes after boot Start BlueStacks 20 minutes after boot ...
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0answers
41 views

Laptop black display on boot. Works on rare occasion. No Fan. No cursor. Not booting to windows

I've got an ASUS K70AB Windows 7 laptop. It was in storage for over a year because a couple keys broke off and the power charger was lost. I installed a new keyboard (very simple to pop out the old ...
0
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2answers
38 views

Is there a way to restart in Windows 8 using fast startup?

In Windows 8 shutting down and starting up again uses the new Fast Startup feature, reducing the boot time. Restarting uses the original cold boot behavior. I work in a dual boot environment where ...
1
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1answer
158 views

Windows 7 (64 bit) SP1 stuck on welcome screen with wmi error

My desktop (Intel i5 @ 3.10 ghz, 8 gb ram, 1 gb nvidia graphics card, Dell s2240L full HD monitor) that runs Win 7 (64 bit) SP1 gets stuck on each startup on welcome screen after I enter the password. ...
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0answers
13 views

Ubuntu boot not available at startup

I have partitioned my internal hard drive and installed Mac OS X Mountain Lion on one partition and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on the other. The installation was done via alt/option key at startup ... ...
1
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1answer
57 views

Can you do permanent damage when disabling services at startup using the “msconfig” utility in Windows?

Does disabling Windows startup services in the msconfig utility make a noticeable difference in boot time? Also, can you do permanent/irreversible damage to the operating system by disabling core ...
0
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0answers
153 views

Windows 7 x64 Startup repair infinite loop

Last night my windows PC took a significantly longer than normal to shut down and appeared slower than usual this morning (slow start-up, hanging). After a reboot, it appears I'm not longer able to ...
1
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1answer
46 views

How do you run a command at computer boot (win7)?

I wanted to run certain commands once the computer boots (at the log in screen). Would this be possible?
0
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1answer
56 views

PC stack on boot/bios

A friend's PC is stuck on boot/bios. When he starts the PC it is stuck on picture #1. Then when clicking ESC it gets to picture #2 and nothing happnes (key clicks have no effect). It seems like the ...
1
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0answers
171 views

Crash on startup between agpcpq.sys and acpi.sys — Win XP

My Dell Latitude D505 laptop is not booting. In normal mode, the Windows XP startup screen displays, and then goes blank and hangs indefinitely. In safe mode, it lists drivers up to agpCPQ.sys, and ...
0
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0answers
109 views

Windows 8.1 sometimes fails to start

Since I upgraded my computer from Windows 8 to 8.1, I noticed some strange behavior: Whenever I try to start it or resume (after hibernate), I can not do it at the first time. I see the black screen ...
1
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0answers
189 views

Win7 Welcome Screen lock up and BlackSOD even after System Recovery

I'm not an IT tech but very computer savvy and the goto guy for family, friends and colleagues when they have computer questions or issues. System Information: Stock Best Buy Lenovo IdeaPad B570 ...
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0answers
261 views

How to boot from CD/DVD on a Samsung s02ub

I am trying to install Linux on to my laptop. It's a Samsung. (Samsung np365e5c s02ub) I was able to access the BIOS by pressing F2 during boot. In the BIOS under "Boot" there's an option that says ...
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1answer
52 views

Issues with init script services - Ubuntu 12.10

During boot, I get a series of messages like modem-manager: ... modem-manager: ... . . . I tried disabling this feature with sudo update-rc.d -f remove modem-manager remove EDIT: The output I ...
1
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1answer
65 views

PC starts, shuts down, then continues to run

I just assembled my new desktop. This is the configuration: MB: ASUS Maximus VI Gene CPU: i7-4771 RAM: 16GB DDR3 Kingston (2x 8GB) HDD: Seagate 4TB PSU: Raidmax RX-600AF GPU: on-board graphics ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

Physically delay USB connection on startup

I've been trying to search for a physical adapter that would accept a USB (not a flash drive, but a software dongle) and connect into a USB port that would literally delay the pass-through of the ...
0
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0answers
101 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 ...
1
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1answer
768 views

Windows 7 always boots into Startup Repair

A friend's laptop was experiencing extreme difficulties, after trying to the debug the problems the laptop began booting into Startup Repair instead of the OS, even without the installation disk. How ...
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1answer
285 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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votes
1answer
619 views

Autorun .bat file with no admin rights in Windows 7

I want to try to run .bat file just after loading windows 7 system, but the problem is that i have no rights of admin and the UAC is on. Is that possible? Or maybe is it possible to write the program ...
0
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0answers
281 views

Samsung Laptop booting problems

I'm quite curios if anyone ever encountered this problem before. I have a samsung laptop, around 1 year old. I've been experiencing some start up issues. I turn on the laptop, and the samsung ...
0
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1answer
77 views

Computer reboots after POST with one hard drive but not the other

I received a hard drive for a boot partition. I copied the old partition over using DiskCopy. After the copy, the computer would not boot with both drives in and the new drive as the primary; ...
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2answers
6k views

How to change Windows 8 boot logo (OEM style)?

I know HP, Lenovo, Dell, etc. change the Windows 8 boot logo to match their logo. I would like to do that for a custom-made computer that I built running Windows 8. I'm not refering to the BIOS screen ...
1
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1answer
146 views

When booting I sometimes get “No bootable device…” , sometimes it works

It says like, i should check my motherboard-handbook or something. I press ctrl-alt-del and it works again. Yesterday i got an only "Bootfailure" with "Press a key" , next restart it works again... ...
3
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1answer
141 views

Save/Load state of startup applications and services before clean boot Windows

My computer (Windows 8) is running slow and I need to understand exactly which startup application or service is causing this. When doing a clean boot every startup item or service that isn't ...
4
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4answers
11k views

how to boot without power button

How can I start up my computer without using a power button? I think I have a broken power button (not completely sure, but pretty sure) and I want to know how to make it start up without using a ...
0
votes
2answers
79 views

Windows 8 not booting at all

I am using a Lenovo ThinkPad Twist with Windows 8, and it isn't booting at all. It doesn't even show the Lenovo logo or anything. It makes no sound, nothing. It used to work. It stopped working after ...
1
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2answers
326 views

Creating a custom GUI. App/DE/WM?

I am starting with this project of mine of writing a custom UI for linux. What would happen is: The computer would boot into this UI which would not be the typical taskbar/icons/startbutton kind of ...
0
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1answer
154 views

Windows 7 will not boot normally

Windows will not boot normally, or rather will not boot all the way. When it boots it will almost reach the logon screen, getting to where it says "Please wait", then it will flicker back and forth ...
0
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2answers
842 views

Computer won't boot after a power outage

Today we had a power outage in my area. As a result my two computers lost power (yes I know I should get a UPS). One of them restarted fine and the other, a Shuttle XPC Model S141H, will not boot. ...
1
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3answers
146 views

How can I tell what is opening a file on boot (if not in Startup folder)? [duplicate]

Is there a way to definitively tell what application is attempting to open a file on startup (if it is not in the Startup folder)? For example, when I boot my PC, I see the following message: My ...
0
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1answer
275 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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votes
2answers
407 views

Windows 7 startup failed

I have a Dell laptop with an i3CORE processor, I don't know much about the other specs. Over the last period of time, it sometimes freezed during start up or during working on it, restarting the ...
1
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1answer
76 views

Windows 7 Professional Un-bootable

Laptop running Windows 7 Professional hangs on the 'Startup Repair' before booting into Windows. I have left this screen on for over 5 hours (searching for problems) and nothing happens (clicking ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

Macbook only boot on target disk mode

Well, when I try to boot it stucks on grey screen with thunderbolt and firewire symbols, it is always trying to boot on target disk mode, I believe its a driver problem with the built-in keyboard, ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

How to find drivers that are loading on startup?

How can I find what drivers are being loaded on a Windows 7 x64 startup? I've seen a couple apps that show what programs are being run via registry entries and Startup folder, but I'm not sure how to ...
1
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3answers
156 views

My Computer Doesn't Start Up

I'm using an Acer Aspire L320(Windows Vista) and have no idea what happened to it! It doesn't start up (no visual on my monitor at all) and although the power button LED light still comes on, the ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Long 20 minute startup/boot after Visual Studio Install

Yesterday I wanted to get back into a bit of XNA so I installed Visual Studio 2012 Express Desktop and Visual Studio C# 2010. I also installed the XNA framework (which needs Games for Windows on ...
1
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1answer
2k views

How can I force the boot menu to always show up at start up without pressing F10?

I have Visual Studio 2010 installed on Windows 7 on one hard disk and Visual Studio 2012 installed on Windows 7 on another hard disk in the same computer. When I start up my system, I want the boot ...
1
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1answer
80 views

A bootable usb key prevent system to boot

I'm written a ChromiumOS image on an usb key with the command dd. When I boot my computer with the usb key plugged, the start-up blocks just after the line describing the cpu, so before I can select ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Services manager for Debian to change whether a service starts onboot or not (mysql,apache,networking,network-manager,gdm,xdm,etc)

This question is about finding a GUI or ncurses or whatever services manager for a Debian desktop. Something like this: Mac example Windows example The ideas what it should do The thing should ...
1
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1answer
32 views

Upstart scripts causing problems

I like to start little web servers on boot. I've been using upstart, but often my scripts fail, causing important services like sshd to fail to start. What's a safer way to do this? ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Windows Vista stuck beforestart up

I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows vista, and ever since about a year ago it has been nothing but trouble. The computer has had multiple viruses, which we have gotten fixed, even though we have had ...
0
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3answers
2k views

Computer making strange sound when turned on, ever since power outage

Recently we experienced a power outage, and the PC was off. However, once the power came back, I switched on the PC and heard a strange noise - almost as if the hard disk or fans were struggling to ...
0
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0answers
112 views

Wondering why Windows boot logo takes longer than when newer?

I've had a new laptop for a couple of months now. It's got a decent processor (Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 2.3Ghz), 1TB HDD (5400rpm, 8MB cache) and 2GB of GFX. When it was new it'd boot in no time flat. ...
13
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1answer
922 views

Why are start-up times faster on Windows 7 than on XP? [closed]

Reading a hotter question Why are start-up times faster on Windows 8? There is a great answer there by ClickUpvote, which shows some design differences that makes 8 faster: Difference between win7 ...
0
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1answer
232 views

CyberpowerPC won't start

I bought this CyberpowerPC from NewEgg in November 2012. I haven't done anything to it, so it's exactly as described. Everything had been working fine until I tried to upgrade the video card to a ...