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At startup, computer goes to windows logo then to blue HP logo, then it resets itself and goes to Safe Mode menu. This process repeats itself and computer will not boot up to desktop. HP online tech said the following, but he lost me when he told me to change the jumper settings from 1-2 to 2-3 for fifteen seconds... Alfred B : Well this seems to be an issue with the CMOS battery. We may have to flush the bios settings and that will resolve the issue.

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Open computer un plug hard drive disconnect power then press the power button drain all power then re connect hard drive then try again

if still may need windows repairing with the xp or vista disc

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AS YOU ON THE SYSTEM AND EVEN BEFORE WINDOWS STARTS KEEP PRESSING THE F8 KEY CONTINUEOUSLY. A MENU WILL APPEAR. SELECT SAFE MODE AND ENTER. WINDOWS WILL LOAD IN SAFE MODE. THIS WILL SOLVE SOME OF YOUR PROBLEMS. NOW RESTART THE SYSTEM IN NORMAL MODE.

IF THIS DOES NOT WORK SELECT "LOAD WINDOWS WITH LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION " AND THEN RESTART. THIS WILL SURELY SORT OUT YOUR PROBLEM.


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When the computer first boots up, press the F8 key when the eMachines logo is replaced by the first Microsoft screen, then select Safe Mode from the list. If the computer will not boot in Safe Mode, you will need to boot from your Windows CD and select the repair installation option. If you can boot in Safe Mode, you will need to find out what is causing the system to reboot during startup. With the msconfig utility, disable all unnecessary startup programs and services, then try restarting the computer normally. If this works, you need to use the msconfig utility to add the startup programs and services back one-by-one until it fails to boot again (to locate your troublemaker). Keep repeating this until all services and programs (except the one causing the problem) are back in the lineup.

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If that doesnt work do place your Windows CD into the Cd-Rom, reboot and select option "Repair"

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I am assuming that it starts up, goes to the windows splash screen, the reboots and starts the whole process again?
Try to boot into safe mode: When you see the first screen, hit the F8 Key repeatedly, which should bring up a menu of boot options. Choose the safe mode option, and hit enter. If it boots into safe mode, I would start by running a checkdisk on the hard drive. Here's how:
Hit the Windows key and the letter R, in the prompt that comes up type in cmd and hit enter.
This should bring up the console. type in chkdsk /r/f in the prompt. It should say the drive is locked, and ask if you want to run on the next startup. Type y and enter. Then reboot. The checkdisk should run, and may be able to recover any bad sectors it finds. If it finds lots of problems, a more thorough diagnostic should probably be done, as the hard drive may be failing.

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Computer will not boot to desktop





i) u said that your computer is going to safe mode menu, if it is really goes to safe mode, then try to click the safe mode option and see whether ur able to go onto the screen or desktop

       (or)

   let us even reseting jumper that ur agent or customer rep told, if you can dismantle your computer on your motherboard u will have CMOSbattery(which is slilver , circualar, i think u knowit) , just remove it by screw driver gently and waitfor few 5 minutes and replace and close the tower....... and there is no need of resetting your jumper after doing(removing CMOS battery)

  


ii) if you are unable to go the desktop by clicking safemode, then there defenitely a problem with your OS or operating sytem 

 i would suggest u reload your OS or format ursystem or reload Windows XP or Windows Vista Freshly
 by tapping F11(incase of Vista) or F10(in case of XP) continously from the moment u power on ur system 
 
here we are trying to bring ur system back to your factory settings(getting the system back to day u got ur system)

but there is problem that u will loose all the data that is present on system(risk at ur own will), i.e., what every that is present in My Documents.....

 when you do this recovery(by pressing F11 or F10) you will get an option to peform NDR and DR in order to save datain my documents(NDR: non destructive recovery, DR  : Destructive Recovery...)
select NDR to save data in my documents.... only in case of XP 


Thanking you

M. Sridhar

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Windows xp logo will start to load then......


To solve this will require more information from you. The Blue screen is Windows way of telling you that it has a driver issue with a basic component, usually your video card. Did you recently make any hardware changes? If so please let me know what was changed.

When windows first boots, you can repeatedly press the F8 key until you see a menu giving you choices of windows booting. You need to select Safe Mode. Safe mode should allow you to at least boot without a blue screen. The blue screen could also be cause by a virus or other software.

Microsoft has a description of Safe mode here;
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222
but here is a quick snippet
To use a Safe Boot option, follow these steps:
  1. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.
  2. Select an option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.
  3. When the Boot menu appears again, and the words "Safe Mode" appear in blue at the bottom, select the installation that you want to start, and then press ENTER.

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Hello Homecontrols,

Sometimes this issue occurs when there are many startup items.

However try the following steps if you are able to login into safemode:

Here are the steps to login into safemode:

1. Restart the computer. Keep tapping F8 key at the Compaq Logo repeatedly.
2. You should see a menu, choose Safe Mode from the Advanced options menu, and press Enter.
3. You should see Windows Entering into Safe Mode, with Safe Mode written on all four corners of the Screen.

After loging into safe mode perform the following steps:

1. Hold the windows key and press 'R' -> Type msconfig -> Click Ok
2. Click on Services tab, check the box next to "Hide all Micrsoft services" then clickon disable all.
3. After that click on Startup tab and click on disable all.
4. Click on apply and ok. Then restart the notebook into normal mode.

Let me know after trying the above steps.

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Turn on computer can't get out of the safe mode screen the computer will not boot up in any mode


hi you can try this , Restart the computer.
At the first startup screens, press the F8 key repeatedly until the Windows Startup Menu appears.
Select Normal Startup.
If the computer still starts in safe mode, go to the next step.
  1. Disconnect all peripherals attached to the computer.
  2. Restart the computer twice.
    1. If Windows does not start in safe mode, re-attach one peripheral at a time until you find the peripheral that is causing the problem. Refer to the peripheral's support to see if there are any known issues and resolutions for this problem.
    2. If Windows still starts in safe mode, disconnect any recently added hardware as explained in the following section.
    3. Turn the PC off, wait about ten seconds, and then turn the computer on.
    4. Press the F1 key repeatedly during the first logo screen (This keypress may be different on some computer models).
    5. Press the F5 key and then press the Enter key to set the setup defaults.
    6. Press the F10 key and then press Enter to save the settings and exit.
    7. try system restore and restart the system
    8. Click Start , Run , and type the following into the Open field: msconfig
    9. Click the Boot.ini tab.
    10. Remove the checkmark next to /Safeboot , if it is selected.
    11. Click OK and restart the PC.

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