... in the dynamic link library MSDART.DLL"
Well, now I knew something is seriously wrong. I can't even reinstall
XP? (BTW, during install, I selected "upgrade," not "clean install").
At this point, I'm pretty sure it couldn't be a hard drive physical
failure. I've got a Seagate Barracuda with the 3G shock enclosure. I
also do not move my computer around.
Now when I restarted, I got the desktop, and it still gives me that
WJVIEW error (sometimes it says "Windows has recovered from a serious
error.") I uninstalled some unnecessary software (IPICView? Gone.) I
also turned off the hibernate thing. Finally, on restart, I clicked F8
and went to "Last known good configuration." How could that go wrong?
That's when it went wrong ...
... the problem. I would undo that install but I don't know how. Any suggestions?
I have Windows XP Professional. AMD Athlon XP 2600+, 2.13 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM and a NVIDIA Geforce4 4200 with AGP 8x.desktop and no viruses could be detected so I reinstalled windows xp pro.
It doesn't crash any time anymore. Now, however, I notice that while I
play games the computer will just restart for no reason. I checked under
the event viewer and no errors or anything odd is coming up (Or atleast
that I think would be necessary to cause concern over). I also unchecked
the 'automatic restart' under startup and recovery and it still restarts.
It also occurs to me that these problems started(Or atleast appeared to)
when a windows automatic update failed and only installed some ...
and it went beserk and when it tried to turn itself back
on it goes through a cycle of trying to turn itself back
on over and over and over and over...well you get the
We had installed a new driver (UltraATA 133 PCI) board to
operate the two CDRW's that I have in my computer and I
went in and disconnected those and it continued to do the
recycle of trying to start up. So although the error
message implied that had something to do with it, I don't
think that is the problem.
While I was doing the downloads there was a prompt from
Zone Alarm that said that 'com surrogate' wanted to access
the internet and when I checked the Zone Alarm notes it
said it was Nalchi or ...
... very slowly.
this was probably because of all the processes that i have running (thats a
lot) it could also be a virus, as i do not have any real antivirus programs.
i tried closing some processes, but this did not seem to speed up my computer.
i then closed another program,. i cant remember which one, and the computer
said it was closing down. this has happened before, and i wasnt worried.
but it did not close down, it just lost the toollbar like it does when it
closes down and then stayed like that. the red light for computer activity
was on all the time.
so i turned the computer off
when i tried to turn it on it sounded as if it was turning on, and the red
light came, and stayed, on, but the screen didnt come on, i left it, to see
if it loaded, but it didnt.
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... - Win9
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> My computer will not boot. The system message is
>> Windows could not start because of the following file in missing or
>> You may attempt to repair file by starting Windows Setup wusing the
> original Setup CD-RO
> Select 'r' at the first screen to start repai
>> I am running Windows XP. I have the CD-Rom that I installed the OS with.
> When I select & ...
... help! Thanks in advanceThese are problems found in device driver defects or also in
hardware defects. You have a large number of suspects - the
number being limited significantly because your OS is NT
based; not Windows 95 based.
Procedure to methodically eliminate suspects and find the
problem are posted in the newsgroup
alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt on 20 Dec 2004 entitled
"Computer freezes" at http://tinyurl.com/4tkqz . Solution is
a process of breaking the problem into parts, then analyzing
only those parts. Do not fall for the defective diagnostic
procedure called shotgunning.
Those error messages says that the executing code tried to
access memory it was not permitted to access - a safety
feature of pre-emptive multi-tasking OSes such Windows
... starts up with a manufacturer's logo screen
(before Windows XP starts to load) then you can press the Esc key to
clear the logo and see the startup text screens.
If you are totally unable to find out how to access the BIOS setup on
your computer then one trick that has worked for me on some computers
is to shut the computer off, unplug the keyboard, and then turn the
computer on. With some systems this will produce an error message
about no keyboard, followed by instructions to "press F1 to continue,
F2 to enter setup" or similar. At that point I just plug the keyboard
back in and press the designated key to get into the BIOS setup.
Hope this is of some assistance.
Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canadaron could u please tell me if the settings ...
I really need some help with my PC, whenever i start it, it starts
normal and everything, but when i get into the actual desktop on my
user, within 5 minutes my computer becomes extremely laggy. I have
tried System Restore, but this proved no avail. I have tried disabling
everything in the startup to see if it is a program related problem. I
also cannot reformat and start again, as I have lost my original XP
disc, and am not willing to be illegal. Someone please help me!
Computerman222You need the winxp disk, or replacement.
If retail one can be obtained from MS, if OEM from the origonal supplier
I am trying to update my laptop from Windows 98 to XP but the installation
keeps hanging with 13 minutes left. I have restarted the setup a couple of
times but the problem still occurs. Obviously at the stage I can not go back
to the original operating system.
Does anyone have any idea of how I can get pass this stage ?
You may have a laptop specific problem, but please see if the following
"HOW TO: Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation When
YouUpgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Me"
"HOW TO: Prepare to Upgrade Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition to
When attempting to shut down my computer through the Start button/Shut Down
route the machine reboots instead of shutting down. I've tried three
different ATX power supplies all with the same results. I've also
disconnected from my LAN and checked all the BIOS and power management
settings that I'm aware of that might be the source of the problem. This
problem originated immediately after I swapped out everything from the
original case to a newer one.99% of the time when a pc fails to shut-off & restarts itself,it is
usually a hardware related problem.If anything has been added or removed
& replaced,start removing what hardware you can 1 piece at a time till the pc
functions correctly.Are you swapping the problem(s) over to the other
... . Everything progressed normally. OS functioned fine. Installed Norton
Anti-virus normally. Did all AV updates, and a full HD scan. Installed all
windows Updates including SP2 normally. Windows Firewall on and operational.
Installed E-Mail client (Cox Cable). Normal installation. Picked up
E-mail. Shut down computer. At next restart, went back in to the Windows
Update Site to see if there were any new updates. Dialog box came up saying
that I needed to validate the software. This was done when I first
downloaded the original updates including SP2 (I thought that I remembered
doing this), but I then thought that something must have gone wrong. So, I
hit the validation button again. The dialog told me to re-start. Now when I
re-start (or "cold" boot), the ...
anything wrong. It was very weird actually. I was running the performance
function on the task manager and it showed that only 6% of the processor was
being used when it hung. Barely any cpu power is being used when it hangs. I
can't even identify when it exactly starts hanging because it would happen
when i am doing anything on the computer. I dont exactly know how i could
check the voltages on the motherboard because my computer is a laptop.
lemme know how to do this so i can give more informationA laptop cannot have its voltages measured since there is
not enough 'standard' inside a laptop to explain how to
accomplish that. Measuring voltages on the laptop is out.
Are you saying even task manager hangs? IOW you should then
be able in task manager to ...
still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's
registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no
longer in use.
This is often caused by services running as a user account, try configuring
the services to run in either the LocalService or NetworkService account.
Event Type: Error
Event Source: AutoEnrollment
Event Category: None
Event ID: 15
Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed to contact the
active directory (0x8007054b). The specified domain either does not exist
or could not be contacted.
Enrollment will not be performed.
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1054
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM ...
... turns off. I was told that there is a patch I can download, so I had it sent to me.
I tried installing the patch, but a warning comes up saying I need ANOTHER new download from Microsoft. I can download this thing because my computer won't stay connected long enough to download it.
Is there a way I can download this thing so that I can put it on a floppy disc and transport it to my computer?
Thank youAfter booting and after you receive the shutdown message , go to run and
type shutdown -a and press ok . this will stop the shutdown or this session.
Run a updated virus scan to remove the virus / worm . The MS patch will help
stop it from returning , but not if you have it now. It you do not have the
firewall turn on , turn it on before you connect to the web again. Jym
... switches itself on and off. This also varies in time to a few minutes to a few hours. Occassionally my keyboard also starts to play up i.e. press a key nothing happens or press a key and it repeats itself several times. I have ran two different virus checkers and both show that the worms are no longer on my computer.
It has been suggested that it is a hardware problem but, why would the computer start up again on its own?You can change this in System Properties/Advanced tab/Startup and
Recovery button. Uncheck the Automatically restart on error box.
You can view error events in Event Viewer logs. The error will now be
displayed on the blue screen [of death]. Copy down the exact wording
for additional help.
While in System Properties, select the Hardware tab/Device Manager
... you bought in the past (came pre-installed and
this copy came with it..)?
If the answer to that last question (and judging by your post, it will be)
is that copy of Windows XP *did* come with the computer in question,
pre-installed, then you likely have an OEM version in your hand. What that
means to you is that according to the EULA (End-User License Agreement) that
you agreed to by using Windows XP states that it must stay with the original
computer it was installed upon. No matter what. Melt the old computer to
slag and make it into a CD case and you can put that copy (and its license
to use) in that new shiny and bulky CD case... But you cannot transfer it
to a new machine. That is one of the disadvantages (among others) of
getting OEM copies. The only real advantage ...
... . Since then, we get the BIOS screen (where we can enter the menu) and the XP screen (where we can enter the F8 menu), the screen goes blank like the desktop is about to appear, and then the computer clicks off and starts rebooting.
I have tried safe mode and all of the other options on the F8 menu, and while sometimes a series of computer instructions begins rather than going to a blank screen (giving us hope that it is doing something else), the computer still restarts a second or two after that. We have tried rescue disks and a MSDOS boot disk (The computer is a Compaq Presario and we cannot seem to find the xp disk that came with it). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Amytransfer, so we cancelled that. Then we downloaded virus updates (AVG free
version), and ...
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the
original Setup CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the fierst screen to start repair.
I tried that, but then I get the following message from Setup:
------------------- ... get the following:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage
to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your
computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check for viruses on your computer, remove any newly installed hard drives
or hard drive controllers, check your hard drive to make sure it is ...
Computer freezes with the screen going black in a random fashion. Needs
to be hard booted. Control u u does not work. The system event viewer
always show warnings about Dhcp lost before it stops. I am running
Windows XP Pro on an intel 2.8 GHz system, ATI 9700, Audigy 2 sound
card. This problem caused the mother board to fail. I replaced the
mother board and still have the problem. Any suggestions? Video board,
memory? The random nature of the problem makes it hard to find.
RickBad Nic card, probably.
... , you have changes significant items and windows
doesn't have the correct configuration.
1.Set you bios to boot from the CD.
2. When you setup starts progress to when setup finds the current
3. Select repair windows.
4. The rest will be similar to the original installation.
It shouldn't mess up the programs you have installed and all will be
available but you will need to install the updates including SP1.
When I try and start the computer it goes through the POST and starts to
load Windows and then restarts my computer. A blue screen flashes on the
screen so quickly I can't read it. It continues to loop through this
process even if I try to get into Windows in safe mode or with the last
setup that worked. Does anyone have any suggestions?
... and no scrolling white text on
the screen to show it's booting.IT seems to be in idle mode.have tried
booting from windows xp cd DVD drive will not read it. have just downloaded
boot file for 3 1/2" disk from microsoft and will try soon. Am on old
computer at the moment.
Any suggestions tips?I don't quite understand what is happening when you try and power the
computer up. Do you see or hear anything that might indicate it booting or
is it dead, no fans or anything? If you hear fans and it sounds as though
it boots but there is simply no signal to the monitor, try reseating the
monitor cables in the connections or adjusting the video card in the
motherboard. If you don't hear your fans running then you probably have a
power supply problem or a ...
... know the name of your video card? If not, go to start>run and type
Find Display adapters and open by clicking onthe '+', this should give your
name and model. Then go to the manufacturer's web site and find the drivers.
Good Luckok, i checked and when i click on update drivers it asks me for a disc, is
it the one that came with my computer or what, because it is all i have now...Did you download the drivers from the manufacturer's website?i did download all the updates from the manufacter. What else could be wrong?
if it helps, i have not instaled any new hardware lately...
And i added more RAM, still got the problem..
One more thing, it seems to happen more often while im running any full
screen program, but it is not limited ...
I am trying to download Original XBOX game support for XBOX 360.
It told me to download it and I did but now I have to put it on a blank CD
or DVD. I tried doing the CD and it didn't work so now I am tring to do a
DVD. When I put the black DVD in my computer it says that it is all used up.
I have tried 5 DVD's. Whe the heck am I doing wrong? Please Help!!!!Be sure that file size is not larger than your Blank DVD. Usually the blank
DVD consist of 4.5GB and a blank CD 700MB. So, first check the size by just
moving the mouse pointer near the file or by right-clicking the file and
If the file size will larger than the capacity ...
... through all the steps, then starts
again. Can anybody tell me where to look or what to do to
make it so it will shut down properly?
Windows XP Restarts When You Try to Shut Down Your Computer
Windows XP Restarts Unexpectedly or Restarts When You Shut Down the
Resources to Help Troubleshoot Shutdown Problems in Windows XP
Windows XP Shut Down Issues
Troubleshooters for Windows XP Shut Down
Troubleshooting Windows XP Shutdown Issues
... up- I could hear the fan running anyway- but that's
all. I can't use the key board or mouse- it just shows that settings display
all the time. I can open the cd tray so I tried putting the system restore cd
in, but it wouldn't load. Any ideas?The graphics card your uncle's computer could be bad. If it's an actual card
(and not an onboard graphics chip) then you can take it out of your uncle's
computer and put it in yours and see if you get the same results on your
computer as on your uncle's. If you do then you need to replace the graphics
If it's an onboard graphics chip then this will be harder do diagnose. If
you have an older graphics card laying around you can put it in your uncle's ...
... of the blue. i didn't install or uninstall any
programs. i did get a different error code - it said my driver was
missing or corrupted (code 39). i tried system restore, but it
couldn't go back to the checkpoint i specified. i may try and repair
the windows xp installation w/ the win xp disc using an external usb
computer. Its not even visible in my computer page or anywhere else
except in system properties where it is visible under hardware. Looks
like this happened when I was trying to uninstall and reinstall Power
DVD software. Device Manager shows huge yellow dots with exclamation
mark (!) inside the dot over the DVD-ROM drive and CD-ROM drive
listed. When I double-click on the listing and the General Tab,
Device Status reads impossible to load device driver ...
I hope someone can help me. Some times ago I noticed my computer would get
stuck on the XP screen. At first it was not a big deal since it would
happen very infrequently and I was able to get it working by turning it off
and onn back again. Never a problem the second time.
Since last week, things took a turn for the worse. It get stuck as usual,
but it does not work on the next reboot, nor the next, nor the next . Now it
never works no matter what I do. It just get stuck at that screen.
It also WILL NOT GO INTO SAFE MODE
I did try a few things like trying to re-install from my original XP CD and
get the message:
APVXDWIN.EXE - Corrupt File
The file or directory \WINNT\System32\Drivers\ComFiltr.sys is corrupt &
unreadable. Please run CHKDSK utility
Of course I cannot ...