trouble starting up Win 7 Alienware laptop

Alienware M17x
April 28, 2010 at 23:56:03
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium
sometimes when i start up my computer it will come to the log in screen and will suddenly start blinking black and back to normally then finally will just stay black and i have to restart my computer. Other time it will get to the log in screen no problem but after i log in it suddenly stops working and an error message saying the Microsoft system has failed and ask me if i would like to end the process, i say no and eventually it starts working with no further problems. any ideas what i can do to find out what the problem is as well as what i can do to fix it?

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#1
April 29, 2010 at 00:07:26
if you can get to the error log and see what is causing the error, it might help..start/computer right click choose manage/event viewer

first thing to try would be to do a system restore to a date before this issues started.
2nd would br to do a repair, by putting the dvd and do a repair or download a repair disk from here http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windo... and follow the instructions.
3rd, save all your files and do a reinstall/restore, depending on wether you have a hidden partition or a win 7 installation disk.

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but cant help myself....


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#2
April 29, 2010 at 00:23:15
ok, here is an error message which i'm thinking mite have something to do with this but i don't understand what it means

Description:
Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WMI" Guid="{1edeee53-0afe-4609-b846-d8c0b2075b1f}" EventSourceName="WinMgmt" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">10</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-04-29T06:41:21.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>35772</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>seansippo-PC</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>//./root/CIMV2</Data>
<Data>SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99</Data>
<Data>0x80041003</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>.


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#3
April 29, 2010 at 03:06:45
i suspect that you may have a root worm on your system, (however this issue is difficult to associate with any particular worm)
here is a link that you may be able to clean it with, use any or all of the tools available.

otherwise a full format of the drive prferably with a linux disk, or drive manufacturers tool, and then a full clean install would be my advice, however you may want to wait a while and see if any of the "'experts"" on this forum can offer you more advice.

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#4
April 29, 2010 at 06:38:50
you may also have a problem with one of your sticks of ram.

if possible swap sticks and slots, use only 1 stick test in each slot, boot a few times, try this with each stick in each slot, if one slot or one stick causes the issues then you know..
also i suspect this is a new machine, so if its under garantee take it back.

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#5
April 29, 2010 at 09:12:46
i am not seeing your link, and if this is a problem with ram, i will be unable to do the test as this is a laptop and i am unsure how to get to the ram sticks.
and as far as sending this in to have it fixed by using my warranty, i am afraid they will simply just wipe my hardrive and reboot my entire system requiring me to reinstall all my games and update them all again, because of this i would rather try and fix the problem and save that as a last resort.

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#6
April 29, 2010 at 16:51:15
one suggestion that has come up is that my computer is in a loop when i start up, if this is the case how do i fix it?

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#7
April 29, 2010 at 20:03:56
To check memory, use Memtest.
Did you try system restore? Did you try windows 7 repair with install disk or recovery disk or recovery partition?
These will not normally effect your files or your programs.
If these do not work, save your files to separate medium. If you have recovery disk or recovery partition, initiate a recovery to original new condition. If you have windows 7 install disk, use install DVD to delete partition, create a new partition with available disk space, do a full format, and reinstall completely new. Update windows, install AV utility, then your programs, and then copy back your files.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#8
April 29, 2010 at 21:59:11
ok the only thing i haven't done that you mentioned is that medium thing. 1st problem is i have no idea what that is. 2nd problem, i don't have windows 7 install disk, i got the free upgrade from vista to 7, unless i can use that as a install disk to do that partition thing which i also don't fully understand

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#9
April 30, 2010 at 01:26:19
ok, lets keep this simple.
get a hold of an external hard drive, or use another computer networked.
make a file backup from start/maintenence/backup and restore/ create a backup of all your files and settings, you could also do this on a d:\ partition if you have one,
then do a low level format of the c:\ partition, NOT the whole drive.
you can then run the machine vista restore, usually via a ""F"" key or combination of keys at startup, once vista is installed, check its all working well, and install win 7, then if its all good, restore your files and settings.
you have to bite the bullit at this point and ask yourself, if you want the machine fixed or driving you insane...

personally i would copy all my files to a external drive (very cheap 35 bucks for a 300 gb dive) and use the warranty, i doubt they will delete your D; drive, but even so, reinstalling your programs is not as frustrating as having a great machine not working, return it and tell them you believe it is a memory stick failing..

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#10
April 30, 2010 at 06:19:12
If the disk you have in a windows 7 upgrade DVD, it can be used to install/format, etc.
'medium' is just short for 'recording medium', basically 'someplace else' to save it. An external USB hard drive IS and exceptional choice for this, and will come in very handy as a back up drive for your laptop in the future.
See if response 9 works for you, if not, go with his warranty idea or wipe and reinstall.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#11
April 30, 2010 at 09:16:47
ok now im just confused, i left computer on safe mode all night and restarted it this morning and now its working. im am so confused right now.

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