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  1. #1 OS/System Restore FATAL problem!!! 
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    My computer really ****'d up yesterday... I was about to go to sleep and closed
    my Opera when my computer froze. I was too tired to wait for it so I shut my
    computer down and went to sleep cos I was really tired..

    When I launched my computer this morning all seemed to work really fine, actually;
    My computer loaded like 2-3 times faster than it usually is!
    I got the usual "login pop ups"(dunno how to call them). Then BAM! my computer
    suddenly restarted!
    I logged in a dozen times hoping that it'll somehow fix itself but no avail..

    Sometimes it just restarts and sometimes it gives me the Blue Screen of Death...

    I thought there was nothing for me to do but to do a system restore. Luckily my
    last checkpoint is from yesterday morning! ^^

    ..So I go about selecting yesterday and clicking next. then I get to a confirmation
    page that says that after I click "next" it's gonna do its thing.. so I click next.
    .
    ..
    ....
    ................
    I click next again.. again... again... AGAIN!!! dammit!! nothing happens!!!!!1

    I tryed to restart my computer a dozen more times.. trying to access System Restore
    from all avalible Safe Modes (Normal, Networking and Command Prompt).
    The result is the same in all of them..

    I'm writing now from safe mode with networking like a poor man...

    please help!!!

    ~Anthony


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    I faced a similar problem, but that was long ago (and probably the last one I had!!). I tried System Restore from Safe Mode, which didn't work (just like in your case). I googled for a while from Safe Mode. Got only one major suggestion: Re-install OS!!! I hate this suggestion the most, but it's the best! If you can back up your "things" from the Safe Mode onto some external storage re-installing OS won't be a problem as far as I can see (given that you will be patient while installing other softwares which will, of course, be removed!).

    OR TRY TO REMOVING THE BUTTON CELL (BATTERY) FROM THE MOTHERBOARD AND PUT IT BACK IN, OR REPLACE IT. IF IT DOESN'T WORK THEN RE-INSTALL OS!!


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    I hoped it wouldn't get to this.. Reinstalling my OS will be a major pain in the butt..
    So it's still an option.. but the last resort.
    I'm positive that if I could punch the next button somehow and it'll put System
    Restore into play then all's gonna be fine... Question is.. how do I nudge that next
    button and why I can press it in the first place?!

    btw, wut's that deal with the battery?? If I'll remove it it resets the BIOS, nay?
    Could it help with my problem? :?
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    Removing the battery resets CMOS not BIOS technically. Or you can view and change much of that by hammering delete while powering up.

    If you can get into Windows I doubt BIOS/CMOS settings are the problem.


    Apparently your OS normally spends a long time loading inessential software at startup, and you're accustomed to clicking through a raft of popups. This kind of crash was itching to happen.

    This might be a good time for fresh install. I like to download and burn all the latest versions/updates and drivers (don't forget motherboard and CPU drivers) beforehand. That way I don't plug into internet with vulnerable old OS and no antivirus.

    You tried ctrl+alt+delete and killing the buggy process that way?
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    Yah, nothing suspecious a the ctrl+atl+delete screen... and it still load all the
    popups(I dun have much, just Adobe update IE and something else which I
    forgot)...

    No way to fix it without reinstalling my OS?? I plan to replace my computer in a
    very few months (2-3 at most) so I just want to make it live that long without
    additional OS re-installs... I'd appreciate it if some1 can find a solution to the
    problem(or at least a way to asses it) without the need for OS reinstallment.

    thx ^^
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    Lol, I think I fixed it!
    I wend Run--->msconfig and unchecked all the boot on start programs, lol ^^

    Windows seems to be working fine now, but when I put "too much pressure on it" i.e.
    closing messenger while computer still loading or stuff like that it got stuck and I couldn't
    click on anything, after a while mouse became stuck too!

    Maybe it passed now cos now is the next morning and I put my downloads for the night
    and computer seems to be just fine.. not sure tho....

    I'll post when I run something more "heavy" like cs 1.6, lol xP

    Cheers! :wink:
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    i think i get the problem now! windows has this "Automatic Restart" when the computer is running higher process than allowed. that explains why your computer worked when start-up programs were blocked through msconfig. you can disable "Automatic Restart" by going to Properties (right-click on My Computer) -> Advanced Tab -> In System Recovery area click open the settings -> uncheck "Automatic Restart"!! Done, your problem should be solved! But, I don't think that disabling it wouldn't cause any problems in the future as your computer may actually burn out with the huge processing... So, its better if configure the unnecessary start-up programs NOT TO START UP WHEN WINDOWS IS LOGGED ON!! Hope this solves your problem!!
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    kk, done that now; tho it gave me some wierd notice about Windows Alerter not
    being turn on or something.. either way; the box is unchecked now. I'll say if my
    computer is back to normal in the end of the day xD

    Thanks for help ^^
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    All's fine now. Turned on some of the essential windows programs in msconfig
    like sound and network connection.
    explorer.exe still gets frozen when I overload it, but the capacity is quite high xD

    Thanks for all the help
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