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Boot Problems

  1. #1

    RiotAct Guest

    Boot Problems

    I have had a dell dimension e520 with windows vista home premium for several
    months now and it has been working great. Today, I moved my computer across
    my room. To do this, I unplugged several usb devices, unplugged my computer,
    and moved everything individually, then reconnected everything. I started my
    computer without incident, except for the fact that vista said it was
    reinstalling drivers for my keyboard, mouse, and usb network device. I tried
    to connect to my network, and while vista said it had connected, i could not
    access the internet. So I restarted my computer.

    Thats when everything went wrong. My computer started, and got to the point
    where vista said "welcome". Instead of loading up the normal interface in a
    couple seconds, it took a whole minute and instead loaded a puke yellow
    screen with nothing on it. All it gave me was control of my mouse. By using
    control alt delete, logging off, and loggin on i was able to bring up the
    normal interface (after minutes of waiting). Vista gave me a load of errors
    about different things not starting or working properly. When trying to
    connect to a network, vista said "The Windows Wireless Service is not running
    on this computer". When i tried to start that service vista said "Windows
    cannot resolve the problem".

    Many programs simply refuse to start. Trillian says that it requires "at
    least winsock 2.0" to run. Windows sidebar simply loads a series of white
    rectangles. Here is an example:

    So anyways, this problem has me stumped. I think it has to do with my
    wireless device, and that when its drivers we reinstalled it messed up my
    computer. Nothing else has changed between now and when my computer was
    working fine other than the location of the usb ports that devices were
    plugged into. If anyone has any idea what this problem could be or how to fix
    it, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  3. #2

    Andy Sweet [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Boot Problems

    Not sure what the problem is--you mention a wireless device.

    Have you tried running System Restore?

    Andy Sweet
    Windows User Assistance team
    Microsoft Corporation

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  4. #3

    Senior Member
    Join Date : Apr 2007
    Posts : 190
    Win XP Pro / Win Vista Ultimate
    Local Time: 03:38 PM


    Re: Boot Problems

    enter safe mode when booting by pressing F8 youŽll get the option, once there try a system restore.
    if that doesnt work, you should consider reinstalling windows

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