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Windows 7: Not really BSOD, but computer boots to locked desktop every time

26 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Not really BSOD, but computer boots to locked desktop every time

While my computer is NOT BSOD'ing, it does this: Cold start, system boots all the way to the desktop. If I bring mouse to lower bar, it displays the "busy" ring. The area down in the lower right will load about 7 of the programs running (normally closer to 16). Nothing is "clickable" anywhere on the desktop.

I then hit the Reset button on the computer. During reboot, the OS will note it shut down improperly, I pick "Continue normally" and when it gets to the desktop, everything loads normally and the machine is good.

I've done a msconfig bare startup and it comes up in the expected (nothing running) mode just fine. Reset it back to normal, and the problems are back.

I just can't figure out what's causing this, also, apologies if this is in the wrong place. Just seemed the closest.


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26 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

try the steps in this link:

BSOD every few hours
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64


Thank you for the link... did you provide that after reading the contents of the zip file I had attached?

I'm happy that someone read and thought about it, at any rate.
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 Not really BSOD, but computer boots to locked desktop every time

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