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Windows 7: Windows boot up flickering screen+hang


08 Jul 2010   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows boot up flickering screen+hang

Hi i would like some support for this problem im facing with my windows

info:
Laptop: dell studio 1557
OS: Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Description: Windows was working fine but after a restart when the blue animation screen of "windows loading" (see screenshots attached) appears, the system hangs (i can still move the cursor though) and the screen flickers continuously.! =(

I tried the following to no avail:
1) boot from "last known good config" - Same problem
2) try to restore to an earlier restore point - recently installed my windows, no restore
point detected
3) try to repair startup - no errors detected but booting into windows still same
problem
4) tried to repair windows from the windows 7 dvd - still not working

Windows is booting into safe mode which would mean that there is some driver/software related problem.

I am in the process of uninstalling all drivers and then ill try booting into windows, if it works ill reinstall all drivers again.

I dont want to have to reinstall my os because its painful having to reinstall everything all over again ...

Thanks in advance guys, much appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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08 Jul 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try this. If it works in clean boot, we can easily determine the cause by following the instructions.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
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08 Jul 2010   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
crsh dump BSOD

Hi richc46,

I tried what u said and just when i startup with the minimal services, i get a BSOD which shows for like 1-2 seconds from which i managed to read "crash Dump" and then the system restarts..!

i get the feeling i will have to reinstall but i dont want to because then my ubuntu and ultimate edition installations will go kapoot! =((
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08 Jul 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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08 Jul 2010   #5

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Minidump

here it is ...
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08 Jul 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If I am wrong I will do a detailed analyis, but it looks like your firewall.
Uninstall your antivirus and firewall

STOP 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Usual causes: Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility








Download Microsoft Security Essentials and use the Windows Firewall.

If problem contiunes post with new dump report.
But I think this will solve the problem
http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

If you also download and use malwarebytes free edition. You will have security at least as good as you have now and no problems.

The problem driver
Epfwwfp.sys file descriptionProductname: ESET Smart Security
Description: ESET Personal Firewall driver
Company: ESET File size: Various
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jul 2010   #7

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

ok sure thing ill try it now and post back in a bit.. =D
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jul 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Updated post

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If I am wrong I will do a detailed analyis, but it looks like your firewall.
Uninstall your antivirus and firewall

STOP 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Usual causes: Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility








Download Microsoft Security Essentials and use the Windows Firewall.

If problem contiunes post with new dump report.
But I think this will solve the problem
http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

If you also download and use malwarebytes free edition. You will have security at least as good as you have now and no problems.

The problem driver
Epfwwfp.sys file descriptionProductname: ESET Smart Security
Description: ESET Personal Firewall driver
Company: ESET File size: Various
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jul 2010   #9

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Cant i just uninstall and reinstall eset nod32 if it fixes the problem ... i have paid for the key ...
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08 Jul 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You paid for the key, money gone. You use Security Essentials, its free. You have a good antivirus and the same money is gone.

If you start uninstalling parts of your Anti Virus, I do not know it the Anti Virus will work or if it will solve the problem . I gave you the name of the actual problem driver in my last post.
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