Forum discussion tagged with startup.
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    Question Vivobook not turning on HELP

    I bought a Vivobook 17x yesterday. It had the i5-12500h that I wanted but only came with 8GB soldiered-on Ram so I went out today and picked up another 8GB PNY stick. I took the cover off, disconnected the battery and added the memory stick. When I went to turn it back on, I got no power. Tried...
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    Solved! Lenovo c40-30 freezes during startup after update

    Hello My Lenovo c40-30 is freezing on the “Lenovo” screen during startup. This is after a windows 10 update overnight. I have access to the BIOS setup menu but do not have a clue what to do there! Any help you can give would be appreciated. thanks in advance.
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    Question Desktop in task manager??????

    Ive had my PC for like 5 years now and under startup it has never shows DESKTOP.I disabled it but it is under C:\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup soIdk i would normally brush by it and not think twice but its never been there before.I just worry that its a virus...
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    Solved! Can't Access BIOS on Dell Laptop

    I cannot access the BIOS on my dell Dell Inspiron i7559. As far as I understand, I need to access it from the screen with the Dell logo, but no such screen comes up when I boot the computer. I am running the os from an SSD that I installed a while ago. When I did that installation I could access...
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    Lenovo notebook doesn't start at all

    Hello dear friends & HW specialists, It's just 2 days I used to work on my older Lenovo Thinkpad as usually. No more since yesterday.. When I press the power button, the notebook doesn't start normally - there's abs no sound, cooling fan also doesn't start at all, just Wifi & HDD LEDs turning...
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    Solved! delay before log in screen

    first time posting here when i restart my laptop windows logo and the 6 marbles loading screen appears quickly,after that a black screen comes and it lasts there for about 5-6 minutes without any cursor after that the log in screen comes and then everything works fine same delay goes when i...
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    My sister's laptop is booting up, but the screen is staying blank

    She owns an MSI Apache Pro GE72, and I'm trying to fix it for her. She said she saw a BSOD flash right before the problem began. The issue was that when she booted it up, nothing would come up and it would shut down immediately and boot up again after a while. After fiddling with it for a...
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    My android freezes on the startup animation

    When I turn it on, my Moto E freezes on the startup animation, so it isn't actually powering on, and I have to wait until it runs out of battery for it to actually turn off. I've tried the troubleshooting and reboot methods and wiped the data and cache partition, even tried all the options...
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    Laptop starting up "choppy" (NOT SLOW) for first 10 minutes, then back to normal.

    Hi, i have a dell alienware m17x r3 Core i7 2920xm 16gb DDR3 180gb SSD Intel hd graphics 3000 My laptop suddenly starting booting choppy, not slow, choppy, as in video games 2 fps like, after 10 minutes more or less it goes back to normal, if i put it to sleep and wake it up same thing happen I...
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    How to disable a certain key on keyboard even when booting up

    I have an old laptop which beeps incessantly upon booting. I figured out that a stuck space key is what causes this. I tried disabling it using MapKeyboard (described here: but it still kept beeping when I restarted it. Do...
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    Worried I may be infected by Virus. Went to services to see suspicious looking services. Help?

    Hi there. My computer began stuttering with it's mouse movements and with my keyboard strokes. After disabling much in the startup, I also went into services to see what I should disable. However upon looking, I found some suspicious looking services. I tried looking them up online but, I did...
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    Basics of EFI, UEFI, and Bios. Please help me learn this

    I am confused how all of these work. I can somehow use them correctly, but i want to make sure i know what is happening. Here are some of my confusions: I like windows, but i hate mac. I also have like... no money... and only macs. I have an old hard drive from my laptop, and I plug it in...
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    Surface Book Heating Issue

    So this has happened twice now and it's concerning me. I have a surface book i5 with the gpu, and twice in the last week I've closed the lid to put it to sleep, put it into a carrying case, and went off to school. Today and the time before when I took it out of the bag a few hours later the...
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    Black screen on startup with Toshiba Laptop

    I'm trying to repair a Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-11N for a friend. When he gave it to me, it would power up, the fans would run and the HDD would spin, but nothing would display on the screen. Not even the Toshiba splash screen. I just installed a new motherboard, as I figured his GPU must...
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    My computer folder opens on startup

    Hello I am having an issue I do not know why it happens but now When I turn on my laptop the my computer folder opens up and it's just annoying I can not find how to stop this please help.
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    laptop freezes at/after start up

    I have an Asus laptop with windows 10. I got it about a week ago and it was working okay, apart from a few issues that seem to be windows 10 bs. Theoretically I may or may not have torrented Fallout 4. The computer was fine after this theoretical event until it was restarted. After the...
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    Acer M5 583p Not Turning On

    I have an Acer M5-583P-6423 (15.6" Laptop 6GB 500GB) Before the crash I had a Windows 8.1 BSOD message (I think it was RAM related but not sure). When I press the power button the blue power light on the laptop blinks for a second, the screen flashes, but then the power goes out. Then this...
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    Zenbook Startup Blank

    I just bought the Core-M ASUS Zenbook UX305FA through Amazon. It arrived today and I was very excited to turn it on and get to work. However, when I turn it on, the screen is almost black, but for a gray hazy border around the screen. I charged the computer for an hour before turning it on...
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    Messed with Boot Device Priority – Black Screen on Startup

    > Edit (09/10/15 @10:21am): I guess I need to figure out how to reconnect the chipset to the motherboard. > Edit (09/09/15 @4:33pm): Brought the laptop down to my buddy's computer tech store and they said they're 80% sure the chipset has 'lost connectivity' to the motherboard due to overheating...
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    HTMLayout.dll missing - AVG won't install

    Hello! I wanted to install AVG Free antivirus. Mid-installation, it asked me to reboot. After rebooting, though, it couln't continue installing because HTMLayout.dll was missing. I've two options - fix my missing *.dll file or stop AVG from trying to install every time I reboot my PC. In the...