Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Startup and Login Problems

03 Nov 2013   #1
ZJE123

Windows 7, Windows Vista
 
 
Startup and Login Problems

I am having some major problems with my windows 7 desktop. Here is my build:

NZXT Technologies Source 210 Computer Case (Black)
WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache – WD10EZEX
Crucial Ballistix Sport Very Low Profile 8GB Single DDR3-1600 1.35V UDIMM 240-Pin Memory Module BLS8G3D1609ES2LX0
MSI Socket FM2/AMD A75/DDR3/SATA3&USB3.0/A&GbE/MicroATX Motherboard FM2-A75MA-E35
AMD Quad Core A10-Series APU for Desktops A10-6800K with Radeon HD 8670D (AD680KWOHLBOX)
Coolmax 600W 140mm Blue LED Fan Power Supply VL-600B (Black)


My first problem is mainly being able to start my computer at all. About 2/3 the time I turn on my computer, one of two things will happen: either the startup screen will freeze and the text and windows logo will become disfigured with red lines surrounding them (I will attempt to post pictures for clarity), or the screen will go black.
Startup and Login Problems-img_20131103_210128_443.jpg
Startup and Login Problems-img_20131103_210300_534.jpg
Startup and Login Problems-img_20131103_210307_648.jpg
Startup and Login Problems-img_20131103_210314_382.jpg
In each of these cases, the computer does not start up, and I have to reboot it. After a few times I am able to get the computer started. This event occurs regardless of how I'm booting windows (normal, safe mode, startup repair, ect.) This, I believe, has always been a problem of mine I have never really attempted to fix, other than trying a system restore, which did nothing. Just today, another problem occurred. After I went through the first problem and I was able to boot my computer, after I tried to log on, I received an error message reading: “User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.” I looked up this specific problem and said that the best thing to do is a system restore. Well I restarted my computer multiple times, as I had to bypass my first problem to even launch startup repair. After doing that, I did a system restore, and that gave me errors, saying that my system could NOT be restored. After bypassing the first problem again to start the computer normally, and try logging on again, I received the same error. At this point, I would really wish to just reinstall windows entirely and rid myself of these problems the relatively simple way. However, I do not believe there is a way to retrieve my product key from this specific install, and I don't believe I have any more to use. Therefore, if I can fix each of these problems, I would rather do that and not have to spend the money on a new product key. If anyone has any answers, they will be appreciated.




My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
03 Nov 2013   #2
gregrocker

 

Follow these same steps for a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
which include everything you need to get and keep a perfect install, the program to audit your installed Product Keys, latest Win7 installer for your licensed version if needed.

If you haven't done so yet you can also use the same disk or the System Repair Disk to run a few Startup Repairs.

If you want to post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image we may be able to spot the problem, or provide more ideas for resolving the problem.

Did you use the oldest System Restore point to get well before the problem started? The stall during Win7 boot animation is most often a driver failing to load.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2013   #3
ZJE123

Windows 7, Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Follow these same steps for a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
which include everything you need to get and keep a perfect install, the program to audit your installed Product Keys, latest Win7 installer for your licensed version if needed.

If you haven't done so yet you can also use the same disk or the System Repair Disk to run a few Startup Repairs.

If you want to post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image we may be able to spot the problem, or provide more ideas for resolving the problem.

Did you use the oldest System Restore point to get well before the problem started? The stall during Win7 boot animation is most often a driver failing to load.
Hey, thanks for the help, it seems like one of these will work. Right now I don't have the time to try these solutions (I have car issues I need to worry about first) but when I do, I will post back what happens. Thanks again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 Nov 2013   #4
ZJE123

Windows 7, Windows Vista
 
 

I have not completely re-installed my operating system just yet, but I was finally able to restore my system so I could log in. Of coarse still, I have that first problem I mentioned. However, now I have a new problem which leads me to believe that there is something else wrong. While doing anything on my computer, surfing the internet or writing in word, sometimes it will randomly shut off, and eventually restarts itself. The whole computer doesn't shut off, the PSU and the fans continually run throughout this, but windows completely shuts off and the computer will restart itself. This leads me to believe that there might be something wrong with the hard drive, or its connection to the motherboard. What is a good stand-alone, boot-able utility that can check and see if the hard drive itself has problems? Do these problems together appear to point to a hard drive issue?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2013   #5
gregrocker

 

Test the HD with maker's HD Diagnostic
extended CD scan, followed by Disk Check.

Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+
for 5-6 passes or overnight.

As it could be the crappy factory preinstall which is the worst install of Win7 one can have, I'd try running a boot disk like Peppermint3 - Create Live CD/DVD/USB To Use For Emergency Backup - Windows 7 Forums to see if issue persists. If not it means it is most likely hardware. YOu can also use Hirens or Ultimate Boot disk which have the above tests on them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2013   #6
ZJE123

Windows 7, Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Test the HD with maker's HD Diagnostic
extended CD scan, followed by Disk Check.

Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+
for 5-6 passes or overnight.

As it could be the crappy factory preinstall which is the worst install of Win7 one can have, I'd try running a boot disk like Peppermint3 - Create Live CD/DVD/USB To Use For Emergency Backup - Windows 7 Forums to see if issue persists. If not it means it is most likely hardware. YOu can also use Hirens or Ultimate Boot disk which have the above tests on them.
Thanks for the information, I attempted to put Ultimate Boot Disk onto a bootable flash drive and it did not work. Currently I was able to load up windows and am currently running a check disk, and I plan to later run a memory test as well. However, even if the hard drive was the issue, I don't think that would cause windows to just shut off instantly without prior warning, considering that Windows would still be booted in memory. That would lead me to believe the problem is not the hard drive or, at least, not just the hard drive. I am thinking it might actually be a memory, motherboard, or power supply issue. I'll see what the tests show. Thanks again for your help and patience.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2013   #8
ZJE123

Windows 7, Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes I tried installing the iso file I downloaded from that website to my usb drive using windows, and it appeared to be successful. But when I booted up, I had a DOS-like screen that said something to the effect of there was not a ui available.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2013   #9
ZJE123

Windows 7, Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Alright I was able to install the test onto a usb flash drive. I ran this test along with a standard windows hard drive test and both showed that the hard drive was fine. I am now using memtest86+ to test my ram. I should be able to finish my tests and figure out what is wrong on my own now. Thanks for all of you help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Startup and Login Problems




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
run executable (script) @ startup / login (before explorer.exe?)
Hi, everything's going well, fixing an issue a day, but the solution to this continues to elude me... I have a (taskbar) toolbar (like quick launch) that shows the folder contents (as usual, like quick launch) on the toolbar. The target folder resides on a virtual volume, that's always...
General Discussion
After login/startup freezing (Win7)
I am currently expeiriencing terrible freezing lag after logging in and loading. I can't click on anything, programs won't open or take 20-30 mins to load, and the start menu bar is freezing something terrible. But safe mode with networking works perfectly. It all started after I closed out World...
General Discussion
How to enable a login password at startup
I installed Win7 x64 on my laptop a few months ago, so I'm the admin on that system. As I'm the sole user, I never enabled any sort of login; it just boots right to the desktop. Now I'm getting ready to take a trip, and I'll be packing the laptop in my checked luggage, so I think it would be a...
General Discussion
Getting past the login screen upon startup.
I just signed up so I could ask this question because I'm absolutely stumped. I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and recently I've installed VMware to run a virtual machine. However, since doing so, whenever my computer starts or reboots, it no longer goes to the desktop. Instead, it...
Installation & Setup
Not able to login on startup
First off I'd like to say I'm new to the forums and I apologize if I have posted this question in the incorrect area. I've just been having some trouble with my laptop lately, and have searched all over the internet for a solution. I can't find anything, so I decided I'd state my problem and hope...
BSOD Help and Support
[x64] BSOD on startup (before login)
Hi there, I get BSODs when booting up, often even before trying to login, but at this point at the latest! It happens always after some restarts (with or without USB stick inserted). Why could that hurt the PC? I do not overclock, nor do I use an extra soundcard, just OnBoard. Graphics: See...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:07.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App