I'm having serious computer problems with Microsoft Vista. My computer will let me type the password in, and then when it's at the welcome screen, it will not load past it. I can see it trying to load, but in my opinion, twenty minutes is enough time to load. So, I shut the computer down and tried to load it back up. It then prompted me to the System Restore screen. I tried to restore, and then restart, but was then prompted to a disk check screen for my C/NFTS drive or whatever it is. Also, there's this lloud. crunching obnoxious sound coming from inside the laptop. What could this be - harddrive, fan? What? The laptop is a HP Pavillion Dv9000 by the way.
Also, on an unrelated note -sometimes when I click on a link [any random link] on IE, sometimes it will just start opening hundreds and hundreds of new IE windows. Bahh.
I hate this laptop...
have just had the same problem with an acer 6935G laptop ..........could not get past the welcome screen for love nor money , tried all the usual remedies already mentioned ............in the end we got in touch with the acer helpline ..........within 60 seconds we had a solution switch it on and immediately repeatedly tap alt + f10 .....it took us into the erecovery console for acer ..........and reset it back to factory settings ( something we couldnt do before ) ..............alt + f10 !!!!! may just work for acers though , no sure about other makes of pc ?
OMG so many people have the same problem! Mine happened today. I was just playing an internet game then suddenly my laptop asked me to close my programs and restart the computer for 'updates'. So I did then everything froze. I turned it off then turned it back on. suddenly this 'startup recovery' thingo came up and as trying to fix the error.. it took forever. all I ended up with was a dead, black screen with nothing on it ... just backlights. im seriously scared especially that the laptop isnt mine, its my family's. please help. my laptop is HP dv9722TX -windows vista
I had a similar problem with a customer's laptop. Dell Inspiron 1501. The fix ended up being to update the Wireless and Wired network drivers. Funny enough there were no changes to these drivers that caused this issue. It was working when I got it to do a simple RAM upgrade and upon reboot I had the hang issue at the Welcome screen. I found this solution at another site and was skeptical but after updating the network card drivers on the dell website I was able to boot into vista normally... weird huh? :P
The other solution is to boot into safe mode (press F8 during boot up if you have to, to get the menu for safe mode) and the run msconfig and disable stuff and then reboot, rinse and repeat until you can log in, then you know what is causing your problem and you can move on to finding a fix.
I've been an avid pc enthusiast for 15 years and I have built many many many computers from scratch. I have worked as a pc tech for large companies, I have done phone support for a major computer manufacturer, I have worked for government entities and financial institutions and I gave it all up because the more I worked on computers at a professional level the more I hated them. Now I work in the Telecom industry making more than I ever did in the pc/networking industry and I love my pcs again :P however windows never ceases to amaze me on how weird problems can be solved by the most abstract piece of hardware in relation to the symptom. Funny enough I always find big-name computers like dell or hp to have the weirdest problems and really its no surprise, they have the most customized components unlike stock parts that adhere to standards as much as possible.
The problem is not vista, it's the user. Vista is only ment for new age machines so dont put it on your old computer that had XP on it because all the old software will not work and finding drivers will be harder then raising the dead.
This is how you solve this issue, and the real issue is that your HD (hard drive) has a boot failure. This is caused by holding down the shutdown button and/or a power serge. So what you need to do is download Winpe ISO and burn it using nero or your choice of burning software. Then when those steps are completed restart your laptop and run Winpe. Once loaded go to start>CMD then type in the following code chkdisk c: /r . Then let the whole process complete and you should then be able to log into windows again.
If you still can not login to windows there is a tool to figure out if ur hard drive is dieing or id dead. This is called Hirens download that and run it off start up.
wow lo and behold im going tru the same problem, and im supposed to be proficient at this if the nvidia drivers for xp wasnt so buggy id settle on using it but I need vista back system recovery dont works but as it tries to run vista it just restarts right after vista tries to load.
comp tech YOUR THE PROBLEM lol
im sure every person in here machine is a vista native laptop. especially the dv... series hp laptops like mine
dv9831ca it also works flawlessly in linux (ubuntu 8.10) but I ot this wintv hvr that is murda to install ahe nd I absolutely need.im out of my country Canada or id be on the phone with customer service like crazy.
If going to buy a computer don't buy HP Pavilion with Vista. It doesn't work and it would be a waste of time because it wont boot. I have one, a pavilion a6057d with vista for a year and I've only use it for a 3 months because you can system restore it by then but now it hard to use because it does not boot up.
I had the exact same problem on my pavillion laptob with vista but I found a way to fix it. When you press control alt delete and the option screen thingy comes up start task manager but then go along the taskbar menu to services and right click one and press open and it works!
For now I got around this by doing task manager Ctrl + Alt + Delete then clicking new task under applications tab and type in explorer
this is only a temporary fix, as it'll only load up windows when you type it in, but I'm looking around anyway for a permanent fix, when windows starts up all the start-up programs will as well, network, MSN, Skype... ETC. but this'll work without a doubt
You'll have all the features of windows with out Safe mode, and all you have to do is follow my process and you should be fine.
1. get to the black windows logging on screen
2. press ctrl, alt and delete
3. click start task manager
4. click 'applications' tag
5. click new task
6. a run program should turn up, into which you type 'Explorer' (without the apostrophes).
7. enjoy having your windows back, with access to all your programs and even internet, and start-up.
NOTE: you will have to do this every time you log on, so this is not a permanent fix
How I Did it :P PS: I learnt this the hard way along with you, after many minutes of thinking I remember seeing I new task near the end task button, "ahhh" I exclaimed, "this button may be the answer to mine, and I'm sure many other people's problems. so then I tested my theory by typing 'chrome.exe' (Google Chrome). then I had a thought I'll see if this works with Windows so I typed 'windows.exe' unfortuantly, this was not the answer so I knew what I had to do, I opened a image editing program, clicked open, then all files so I could browse to find the .exe file and under C:\windows\System32, I found 'Explorer.exe' which I remember seeing many times in task manager, and I said "this looks promising" so I started up the task through Task manager > run and Voila!! that the story!