Hi all, first post on here so hoping you guys can help we with some win 7 problems I've been having for a while now...
Machine is a Dell Studio XPS Laptop, maybe 18 to 24 months old, running Win 7 Ultimate x64.
It all started with the 'please wait...' screen which hangs for ages before letting you login, where you then discover various services have not started & will not start!!!
Constant re-boots normally encourage a working startup so I've been working round it and poking at it occasionally as time allows!!!
This has all led me to look at the boot log...... and I don't like what I've found!!!
The top line shows: Service Pack 1 6 6 2012 14:38:21.595
followed by loads of 'loaded driver
...' - great.
Then I see a lot of repetition of the following fails...
Did not load driver @hal.inf,%acpi_amd64.devicedesc%;ACPI x64-based PC
Did not load driver @battery.inf,%*compbatt.devicedesc%;Microsoft Composite Battery
Did not load driver @cpu.inf,%intelppm.devicedesc%;Intel Processor
Did not load driver @battery.inf,%acpi\acpi0003.devicedesc%;Microsoft AC Adapter
Did not load driver @battery.inf,%acpi\pnp0c0a.devicedesc%;Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
Why so many occurences of these??? Does it keep retrying until it hits a timeout limit???
Then it loads more drivers
, with a few random fails in between, such as:
Did not load driver RDPCDD.SYS
Did not load driver RDPREFMP.SYS
Did not load driver Wanarpv6.SYS
Did not load driver TermDD.SYS
Did not load driver mssmbios.SYS
Did not load driver discache.SYS
Did not load driver blbdrive.SYS
Did not load driver ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver @usbvideo.inf,%usbvideo.devicedesc%;USB Video Device
Some of these are repeated again further down, but so are loads of the first lot, again!!!
Then it shows: Service Pack 1 8 18 2012 14:46:48.610
where more of the same happens!!!
And all this when it has booted up properly and appears to be working perfectly!!!
Who knows what it would show on a failed boot!!!
My questions, (apart from how do I fix this!), include:
Should it keep retrying the same driver after it's failed???
Is there a timeout on each of these which is why it sometimes takes so long to boot???
Why would these only fail sometimes and not everytime I boot???
Should there be lines for Service packs???
Is the bootup always added to rather than overwritten/replaced??? Is nothing ever removed???
If drivers which are not needed can be seen in the bootlog, how can I remove them???
Even if they are needed, how do I remove drivers or replace lines from the boot???
I'm led to believe there isn't a 'boot file' as such, like the scripts/program files used way back in the day???
Any ideas/info/advice greatly appreciated, as this is my business laptop and it is becoming a problem which affects my business more and more, so needs sorting!!!