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Will not get past Startup Screen


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#1 lhcbc

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 02:06 PM

My computer was working fine until on the last good startup, then it just reached the startup screen and it stalls and goes black. It goes to Windows Startup screen, past the setup screen, then it just stops. I tried to load a new operating system (Win7 instead of Vista): It loaded the startup files and got to the same place after loading the startup screen and just stops.

I have replaced everything. New 4GB of ram (kingston), new Intel core 2 Quad processor (had dual core), EVGA GeForce 9800GT video card (had 9600), sent motherboad back under warranty (they said they repaired it, and received and replaced it back (ASUS P5N-D). It has two Sata Hard drives. A Western Digital 750GB Hard drive was primary and a secondary Seagate 500GB. I swapped the two hard drives around, to no avail. (Saw no reason to replace them.)

I have spent a small fortune on new parts and am out of ideas. I would really appreciate some solid help.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:06 AM

Do you get any error messages, you may have a driver issue that maybe related to your sata controller. Do you have a floppy drive, if so you may need to create a driver floppy for installing Windows Vista and 7 using F6 mode.

You could also change the SATA Modes from AHCI to IDE and see if that allows you to install Vista or Windows 7.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 07:49 AM

I have had similar problem. Have you tried accessing Safe Mode of your computer. This should allow you to successfully boot your computer but with limited functionalities. From this mode you may access system restore to access the last good configuration of your computer.

This problem is usually caused by corrupted registry. To prevent this from happening to your computer I suggest you secure a reliable windows registry application. This application should keep your computer's system free from unnecessary registry entries that is preventing the entire system from efficiently and speedily performing.

Hope this helps :huh:

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 07:50 AM

I have had similar problem. Have you tried accessing Safe Mode of your computer. This should allow you to successfully boot your computer but with limited functionalities. From this mode you may access system restore to access the last good configuration of your computer.

This problem is usually caused by corrupted registry. To prevent this from happening to your computer I suggest you secure a reliable windows registry application. This application should keep your computer's system free from unnecessary registry entries that is preventing the entire system from efficiently and speedily performing.

Hope this helps :huh:



• Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

• Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.

• Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.

• Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.

• The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.



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Posted 21 July 2010 - 08:11 PM

It doesn't get to any error messages, just a couple of beeps (indicating video is there and good). No floppy drive. It doesn't get to a point where you can go into safe mode.

The only registry cleaner I sometimes use is EasyCleaner, but after reading this, I may not use one again.

I finally broke down and took it to a shop, spent $40, to have it diagnosed and they said it was that the motherboard is still bad, after I paid to send it in under warranty to ASUS and waited 2 weeks for it to get back and ASUS saying it was repaired. Now I have to send it back to ASUS. I am not impressed with this ASUS P5N-D motherboard. Maybe I can find another brand motherboard that will work with all my components (including my dual tv tuner). (I don't recall off the top of my head what all slots I have; I'm a bit tired. Sorry for the rambling. :huh:

Update: On a hunch, I disconnected my second hard drive from the motherboard and got it to Boot. I will reconnect after getting O/S up and running. :huh:

Edited by lhcbc, 22 July 2010 - 05:55 AM.





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