PC hangs @ welcome screen

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  1. jcSihle

    jcSihle Member Guru

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    Hi gurus please help my PC hangs @ the welcome screeN for at least four hours before it continues to the desktop. No new hardware was installed I just had left it on overnight for a big download. I have Win 7 64 bit ultimate SP1 fully updated, please assist.
     
  2. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Is your system overclocked?
    Did this happen just once?
     
  3. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    does this happen aswell when you go into safe mode ? (hold f8 while booting for the menu)
     
  4. jcSihle

    jcSihle Member Guru

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    My system is not overclocked all @ stock and I've restarted a lot of times even on safe mode even if I chose diagnostic start up @ msconfig so I'm stumped now
     

  5. Nono06

    Nono06 Master Guru

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    you can try to open the PC and see if every components are still well in place. (press a bit on GC, memory modules...) and look at SATA and power cable.
     
  6. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Reset your CMOS, it may be corrupt or have a setting that makes your PC malfunction.
    Dont forget to set the boot drive and AHCI etc if you have changed them before.

    Unplug any USB memory or hard drives, they can cause boot issues.

    Failing that, when you eventually get into Windows, check the event log to see if it says what caused the hold up.
     
  7. jayman

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    Hdd!?

    Sounds like your HDD is bad. But do as Mono06 said, check the sata cable they tend to come loss sometimes. I had one do almost the same thing, took 30 minutes to get into windows had bad sectors on the platter, most likely where your OS is copied on the platter.
     
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    when u next time get to desktop, move that big file to new partition, also delete hiber and swapfiles if u can
     
  9. jcSihle

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    Ok will do as soon as I get off work and I'll update
     
  10. jcSihle

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    I've tried all the suggestions above but to no avail I'm thinking I should just reinstall Windows or just try out Win 8. What do yu guys think.
     

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    rflair Don Commisso Staff Member

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    System Restore, Microsoft pushed some big updates couple of days back and some were for malicious files and if your system was compromised the behavior you described would be typical.
     
  12. jcSihle

    jcSihle Member Guru

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    dont install windows 8 for daily use
     
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  15. jcSihle

    jcSihle Member Guru

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    Well I didn't install Wndows the only thing that helped was to create a new user and use that account as my login. Now my PC is as good as new. Thanks guys
     

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    alanm Ancient Guru

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    What does Event Viewer report once you get to the desktop?

    Control Panel > Admin Tools > Event Viewer (open to Custom Views > Administrative Events)
     

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