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When computer boots a message comes up..windows could not start successfully a recent hardware or software change might have caused this.. etc. I tried to boot in safe mode but the whole start up process starts all over again repeatedly

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Just take the windows xp cd boot through CD drive and repair windows xp or else format full c drive and install freshly

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Hi my HP failed to restore factory settings and now will not start, an error page come up at the begining "windows failed to start, a recent hardware or software change might be to cause". it...


Try booting into safe mode. press F8 immediatly after the logo screen disapears when you start up your computer. see if you can get in that way. if you are able to get in try using a restore point. sometimes this is caused by software that requires making system changes such as office when it creates the "one note printer option" you can try using "msconfig" from the start>accesories>run then typing msconfig then hit enter. under general tab select " selective start up and uncheck everything but "use original boot configuration. then under boot tab uncheck everything. reboot and see if you can get in. otherwise you are going to have to contact HP. if you have changed or upgraded the video or sound card this might happen as what the factory restore actually does is completly erase, format and copy (not install) a pre-installed windows installation from an image located on a recover partition. if you have infact replaced or upgraded anything ( other than Hard drive this will not cause your problem) remove them and do restore again. then after successful factory reset reinstall one, install drivers, reboot make sure works then install other, rinse and repeat.

Nov 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

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We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this. If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or...


did you recently install a new hardware ?
did you recently install a new software?
if you answered yes to any of these questions above you need remove it.
therefore if you installed a new hardware safely shut down and remove cables and remove hardware.( if it is hardware the hardware is not compatible with windows)
if it a software boot in safe mood then uninstall software. ( to boot in safe mood, press F8 while computer in turned on )

Sep 27, 2010 | NEC VALUESTAR T (VT900/8D) PC Desktop

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Blue screen of death. unable to download drivers. can not get to safe mode. cannot reload orperating system disks.


First off, note down all relevant information when you see a BSOD flash across the screen. This includes the error number and friendly name from the 'bugcheck' section of the stop error (see above), and any file names specified in the 'driver information' section.
If the BSOD comes up on the screen for a split-second before the PC restarts and wipes all the useful information away, we need to change some settings within WinXP. In most cases, it should be possible to stop your PC from automatically restarting when it develops a major error, allowing you enough time to jot down the BSOD error message. If you are using WindowsXP, right click on my computer > Properties > Select the 'Advanced' tab > and under 'startup and recovery' click the 'settings' button. This will open a new window, and under the 'System Failure' heading, uncheck 'Automatically restart.' Continuing on, attempt to restart the computer normally into Windows. If the BSOD occurred while booting Windows, you may be taken to a troubleshooting menu and will have to select 'attempt to start Windows normally.' If your computer starts correctly, continue using it and store the error information for later reference. If the BSOD reoccurs at random or irregular periods, see Section D below on troubleshooting intermittent stop errors.
If your system does not start correctly or the stop message happens again, reboot the system. When the POST (memory checking) screen comes up, press F8 repeatedly. This will bring you to the Windows advanced options menu.
In the Windows advanced options menu choose 'safe mode' to attempt to boot into Windows Safe mode. Safe mode loads Windows XP with a minimal set of drivers and no automatically loaded software. If faulty software or drivers are causing your BSOD problem, safe mode should load correctly. If safe mode loads correctly, refer to Section A below on 'troubleshooting software stop messages.'
If safe mode does not load correctly, and/or you get the same stop message upon attempting safe mode, it's time to try the 'restore last known good configuration' option in the advanced options menu.
Restart your computer, pressing 'F8' again to load the advanced options menu and select 'last known good configuration (your most recent settings that worked).' This uses Windows XP's built in system restore utility to restore the most recent save point, which should be the last time you installed any drivers or other software. If your system boots normally after this operation, hopefully your problem has been fixed.
If you are still receiving a Blue Screen Of Death after the above procedures, or if system restore was disabled on your system, note down any new information on the error and start thinking. Did you install any new hardware or software just before this problem occurred? The driver information section of the BSOD may help with this.
If you did install new hardware or software, and you think you know what it might be that is causing the problem, this gives you a big boost in resolving the situation.
Otherwise, proceed to the advanced troubleshooting sections below. Chances are your error is hardware or system file based and will require more effort to repair.
Specific Repair Instructions
If you have a reoccurring Blue Screen Of Death or crashing problem, and can't use Windows effectively because of it, it's time to look at more specific methods of troubleshooting your problem. Depending on the results of the basic troubleshooting steps above, you should have a good idea of whether the problem that is causing the stop messages is related to software or drivers you have installed, or is a hardware or system file issue.
Essentially, if you can't boot into Windows XP safe mode because of crashes or Blue Screens Of Death, you likely either have a hardware error or one or more essential system files is corrupted or missing. If you can boot into Windows XP safe mode, but get constant or frequent BSOD's when running XP normally, you have a software or device driver problem.

Make sure that if you added any RAM to your computer which is a common cause for BSOD that you added the correct RAM for your computer and that it is equally distributed in the ports meaning each port for the RAM has the equal amount of RAM on each side (eg, one stick 1GB, and the other has 1GB, etc).

Jan 03, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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My acer ast650 refuses to start, it boots up goes to this blue screen where it shows del and f12. it then goes to another window that displays black a message comes up saying that windows did not start...


Try booting into safe mode, it should give you
that option, if it doesn't boot then, you'll
have to do a fresh install of windows,as
your system files ergo, boot.cfg have
been corrupted...

Oct 15, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Windows wont boot. it keeps coming up to start in safe mode, etc. then loops into it again. any help?? I don't have the cd which came with the computer. I get a message "unmountable boot volume"


Windows operating system might have changed recently. You may need to repair install the operating system. Does the recovery of computer work? I could say if you don't have the repair CD , you could get one from Microsoft. Microsoft customer service person ask you some questions about the legal copy of the software on the computer. If you had registeted microsoft software then it would cost you $10 for CD.

Sep 17, 2009 | HP PC Desktops

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Recently my laptop, lenovo 3000 N100, has a power shortage


if there is a option saying boot in safe mode wtih out networsk try that

also press F8 you will see some extra options try that tooo that will work i did it in a virus affected system


i think the sole reson is some boot files are missing. if the above ones dont work try reinstalling

Jun 17, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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It will boot up to the windows screen and freezes.


If your computer was able to boot up but unable to load the Windows, the most common cause would be the recently intstalled software or Windows update.

To remove this, follow these steps. Skip Step 1 if it is not relevant.

Step 1: Removing recently added hardware
Use the steps in this section to disconnect any recently added hardware and test for the error.

NOTE: If a new internal device (sound card, hard drive, or other) was added to the computer before the error message started to occur, you have to remove it before continuing.

  1. Turn off the PC and unplug the power cord.
  2. Disconnect the mouse, and any other peripherals attached (Printer, scanner, webcam, zip drive, phone cord, network cable and other devices). Leave only the keyboard and monitor cable attached.
  3. Press and hold the power button on the front of the PC. Release after 10 seconds.
  4. Plug the power cord back in.
  5. Turn on the computer.
  6. The computer displays the We apologize for the inconvenience... message. Allow the timer to count down from 30 to 0.
  7. If the computer successfully starts to the Windows desktop and does not restart to the error message, connect one device and wait until Windows recognizes it.
  8. To find if a device is causing the error, continue connecting the devices, one at a time, restarting the computer each time, until the device that is causing the error is found.
NOTE: If this does not solve the issue try to do a system restore BUT it will delete all your files and programs you install by yourself after the system. You will be able to use the pc as a new pc.

Jan 25, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR2011WM PC Desktop

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Sony vaio not loading windos


Try booting XP with the installation CD & use the recovery console to boot the laptop.

From the Setup CD-ROM

Insert the Setup compact disc (CD) and restart the computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD.
When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; choose the repair or recover option by pressing R. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console. When prompted, type the Administrator password. At the system prompt, type Recovery Console commands; type help for a list of commands, or help commandname for help on a specific command.

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit.

Dec 10, 2008 | Sony VAIO PCV-V210P PC Desktop

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We added new hardware to our tower, a either port. The computer worked fine at first now it wont boot up properly. we apologize for the innconvenience , but windows did not start successfully. a recent...


at startup start tapping the f8 key and log in using safe mode
go to my computer , right click it, select properties, and go to the tab that says hardware, go to eithernet adapter and highlite the new one and hit the delete key, re start the computer
re install the driver for the card see if that clears up the problem.

Jul 14, 2008 | E-Machines PC Desktops

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Black screen comes up "windows did not start successfully...." choose from safe mode, safe mode with networking etc Last known Configuration or Start Windows Normally. Computer then tries to...


You should opt Safe Mode:
  • On the black screen just navigate throug up and down arrow keys.
  • Goto Safe Mode and press enter.
  • It will boot your system in safe mode.
If the boot is success full:
  • try to remember any software or hardware you recently installed/change. Then remove/uninstall that software/hardware. Also remove some device driver like Video/Audio driver and make re-start. and try to normal boot. If success then install your audio/video.
If no success then I think its time to re-install your windows.
Please post your feed-back.
Gud Luck
Iqbal

Apr 20, 2008 | PC Desktops

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