Feb 15, 2010 Reboot and keep tapping on F8 to go to Safe Mode. It's about half way down the page. If everything was done right you can login normally again! The last thing the user had happen was Norton come up with a Virus warning upon further investigation it looks like the Virus definitions had expired. I've seen so many bad drives over the years that when I see a booting issue like this gets stuck or reboots in regular and safe mode I run a full drive diagnostic usually with before doing anything else. Click it to launch the program. In other words, do not reformat your harddrive or anything like that, just re-install Windows in place.
Judging by this I'm guessing it's either a driver problem or a hardware problem. It also gives the option to restore. At that time, processor and memory and graphic requirements were much lower than they are now. It really saves a great number of time and money. Computer freeze is typically easy to fix if it's an isolated problem. It may be that one of the below solutions is necessary to fix your problem but if you haven't been diligent in your troubleshooting up to this point, you can't know for sure that one of the easier solutions above isn't the right one.
It sounds like some form of progressive degeneration. This is Microsoft system file which is needed at the time of startup. His battery is pretty much shot, hes been using it while its plugged in for a long time now. But unfortunately I cannot tell from what you describe whether it is hardware or software related. Hello everybody, This post is not exactly a question, but a solution we've found in our company for the problem mentioned in the title. I hope you guys can help me out.
Sometimes it is caused by the device driver errors. Recovery disc might get you to startup again, but if ever there is a virus it will just happen again. I removed it and restarted it but it's still been freezing ever since no matter how long I leave the computer off for. To open your computer and safe mode hit the F8 button on your keyboad when the computer is booting up. Around 7 times out of 10, right before it freezes, the mouse or cursor becomes huge in size, and I can move it around a bit until the system completely hangs up. I've been trying to fix my brothers computer for days now.
Now I can't even get into safe mode! Have you tried clicking on the links offered? Tried another video card, display was black. It is incredibly easy to solve the issue if it is software or memory related issue. . It could be a lot of things. The computer boots in safe mode easily however. Download program and install it in any accessible Windows computer.
I forgot to mention that one day after leaving the computer off for several hours it didn't freeze when I turned it back on. The little blue dots will continue to scroll but the computer will never boot up. I'll be leaving now as I'm going to a meeting at church this evening. I've test the hard Drive and memory as well and both are fine. When I have a clearer idea of what you are describing, I might have an idea or two to offer. I'm hoping someone can help me with this. Just so we don't get confused and exchange wrong information because of a misunderstanding, I will say how I understand these terms: 1.
I've tried safe mode and that wouldnt work either. Luckily, there are other options for you. When I plugged the usb port hub into the power strip where several computer wires are also plugged into - without attatching anything to the computer- to try to put my ipod back on, it froze. Perhaps you mean something else? I'm hoping someone can help me with this. Choosing that option, the computer works on it for a while and then says that a repair cannot be completed. If the system is not booting in safe mode, then refer to Fix2.
One way to try to find what is causing this is to turn logging on by pressing F8 during boot and selecting the proper option. Could that be a problem? What do you mean when you say your computer freezes? I apologize for the generality of my suggestions, but your problem sounds severe as you describe it, and I don't want to say something I don't know for certain. I already got this behavior when dealing with faulty hardware drivers so I could enter into safe mode and restore things. Installed Adobe 8 Reader and Flash Player, Media Player 11, and a few other software programs. For several days now, my computer freezes just a few minutes after I restart it, every time. If I leave it alone on the login screen it will freeze after a few minutes, if I login and start doing something like the internet or anything it will freeze shortly after, etc.