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    I used ASC in early January and basically have had this problem since then. What happens is the computer will never restart...I always have to manually turn the power off. Once I press it again to turn the computer on, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't (though fan is running), I have to turn it back off manually, then turn it back on. It usually works this time, however every time graphics or video are present the screen goes crazy. For example the whole time I'm typing this the screen is basically 'flickering', which is the text box being reproduced...hopefully this makes sense.

    I am using XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3. I have tried numerous repair installs with an XP disc, new mbr...nada. I've also tried some of the things on Ultimate Boot CD For Windows with no luck....any ideas? I don't see where it's necessary to redo Windows since I can get on...just the problem is usually there.

    There have been times when I could get it to shut down and boot up with no problems...always the reboot not working. Lately though, it's been an on going issue whether I'm booting or rebooting.
    Last edited by mightypecan; Feb. 21st, 2009, 05:56. Reason: grammar

  • #2
    Hi mightypecan
    Sounds like you have run a scan/repair without checking the problems/details before clicking repair.
    There are several things you can try, - but first please read this thread:
    http://forums.iobit.com/showthread.php?t=1979
    First try using the restore center in ASC to try and have the optimizations you have accepted annulled.
    If that isn't possible then try right click my computer - choose properties - choose tab advanced - choose performance and button "settings" and then choose "let windows choose the best settings for your computer."
    If this works - then remember to look at the "problems" when you run a scan before clicking repair.
    If it doesn't I think you should try the Windows System Restore function and go back to a date before you ran the ASC scan/repair for the first time.
    Then if you follow the "manual" for the next scan it should be ok.
    Let's hear how it goes please.
    Cheers
    solbjerg


    Originally posted by mightypecan View Post
    I used ASC in early January and basically have had this problem since then. What happens is the computer will never restart...I always have to manually turn the power off. Once I press it again to turn the computer on, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't (though fan is running), I have to turn it back off manually, then turn it back on. It usually works this time, however every time graphics or video are present the screen goes crazy. For example the whole time I'm typing this the screen is basically 'flickering', which is the text box being reproduced...hopefully this makes sense.

    I am using XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3. I have tried numerous repair installs with an XP disc, new mbr...nada. I've also tried some of the things on Ultimate Boot CD For Windows with no luck....any ideas? I don't see where it's necessary to redo Windows since I can get on...just the problem is usually there.

    There have been times when I could get it to shut down and boot up with no problems...always the reboot not working. Lately though, it's been an on going issue whether I'm booting or rebooting.
    太阳山 (solbjerg)
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    • #3
      I tried the recovery features of ASC, no luck. Recovery console doesn't work either...anything before the point of using ASC somehow disappeared. I always used RegCure and never had a problem, then I downloaded this trial and my computer is acting up. I know I may not have looked at what it wanted to clean, but like an idiot I trusted the software...figured if another program never caused problems doing similar tasks, maybe this would be the same way. Of course it was after the fact that I found other people had done the same thing. Truthfully I wouldn't have a clue what to look for anyway.

      For a few weeks it's been fine...by fine I mean I could boot with no problems, but I could never reboot...doing so would cause the same stuff to happen. With no changes being made, last night it somehow began doing this again. I've included a video to show what happens on sites with more graphics....which is the same thing that's happening as I type right now.

      Last edited by solbjerg; Mar. 15th, 2009, 23:31. Reason: Removed link

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      • #4
        Hi mightypecan
        I might have been a bit hasty removing the link, it was flagged by me as been questionable, so I deleted it. Since then I checked it and it looks like it could be a false positive. Sorry!
        Cheers
        solbjerg

        Originally posted by mightypecan View Post
        I tried the recovery features of ASC, no luck. Recovery console doesn't work either...anything before the point of using ASC somehow disappeared. I always used RegCure and never had a problem, then I downloaded this trial and my computer is acting up. I know I may not have looked at what it wanted to clean, but like an idiot I trusted the software...figured if another program never caused problems doing similar tasks, maybe this would be the same way. Of course it was after the fact that I found other people had done the same thing. Truthfully I wouldn't have a clue what to look for anyway.

        For a few weeks it's been fine...by fine I mean I could boot with no problems, but I could never reboot...doing so would cause the same stuff to happen. With no changes being made, last night it somehow began doing this again. I've included a video to show what happens on sites with more graphics....which is the same thing that's happening as I type right now.
        太阳山 (solbjerg)
        Ceterum censeo Usage of IObit Products esse legendum
        (Furthermore I think that Usage of IObit Products must be read)
        Itemized subjects Table of content
        In relation to defragmentation Think about defragmentation
        Clean Install concept Clean Install
        Introduction to the Forum Forum Guidelines

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        • #5
          Here it is again...

          http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=23tjcpv&s=5

          I'm stumped with this. I've tried doing a Windows re-install...using Windows XP SP3...only to have to manually press the power button to 're-start' the computer while it's trying to reboot itself during the repair installation. I only say this is caused from ASC because it happened at that time...but I know with computers you never know. Could it be a video driver issue? Would it make sense that it would cause strange boot scenarios?

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          • #6
            Well mightypecan
            I really don't know, anything like that never happened here, but as you say even same computers with same setup can act differently once in a while. I'll bear this in mind and try to think of a possible solution.
            Maybe others here know more about it.
            By the way the video wasn't easy to follow and the pictures weren't terribly clear I'm sorry to say. Some sceenshots may be better!
            Cheers
            solbjerg



            Originally posted by mightypecan View Post
            Here it is again...

            http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=23tjcpv&s=5

            I'm stumped with this. I've tried doing a Windows re-install...using Windows XP SP3...only to have to manually press the power button to 're-start' the computer while it's trying to reboot itself during the repair installation. I only say this is caused from ASC because it happened at that time...but I know with computers you never know. Could it be a video driver issue? Would it make sense that it would cause strange boot scenarios?
            太阳山 (solbjerg)
            Ceterum censeo Usage of IObit Products esse legendum
            (Furthermore I think that Usage of IObit Products must be read)
            Itemized subjects Table of content
            In relation to defragmentation Think about defragmentation
            Clean Install concept Clean Install
            Introduction to the Forum Forum Guidelines

            Comment


            • #7
              I wish I could do better with the video...but with internet compression I don't know of another way. I mainly just wanted to show how things jump...not necessarily specific content. Graphics and video jump like crazy. If I could figure out how to successfully get the machine to reboot, then I think that would maybe solve the problem...since it only happens because it won't come on the first time the power button is pressed. I can hear it post...but the monitor still doesn't come on, and the keyboard doesn't light up (num lock, caps lock, scroll lock). So basically it only does half the boot I guess. Could this be a bios problem? I know some things about computers, but certainly not enough to figure this out. If you know of somewhere else for me to go, I'm open to suggestions.

              I will see if I can pick up some screenshots...

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              • #8
                Can you run a sfc /scannow ?
                Cheers
                solbjerg

                Originally posted by mightypecan View Post
                I wish I could do better with the video...but with internet compression I don't know of another way. I mainly just wanted to show how things jump...not necessarily specific content. Graphics and video jump like crazy. If I could figure out how to successfully get the machine to reboot, then I think that would maybe solve the problem...since it only happens because it won't come on the first time the power button is pressed. I can hear it post...but the monitor still doesn't come on, and the keyboard doesn't light up (num lock, caps lock, scroll lock). So basically it only does half the boot I guess. Could this be a bios problem? I know some things about computers, but certainly not enough to figure this out. If you know of somewhere else for me to go, I'm open to suggestions.

                I will see if I can pick up some screenshots...
                太阳山 (solbjerg)
                Ceterum censeo Usage of IObit Products esse legendum
                (Furthermore I think that Usage of IObit Products must be read)
                Itemized subjects Table of content
                In relation to defragmentation Think about defragmentation
                Clean Install concept Clean Install
                Introduction to the Forum Forum Guidelines

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                • #9
                  A prompt comes up asking me to insert my XP Professional CD...but I have Windows XP Home, and of course that disc doesn't work.

                  Screenshots won't work..it cuts out the areas that are being duplicated...which give the screen the flashing look. Sort of like trying to take a screen shot of a rendered video.
                  Last edited by mightypecan; Mar. 16th, 2009, 00:49.

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                  • #10
                    As far as I remember I think it should be possible to find the command in regedit and change it to XP Home, - I'll see if I can find that article somewhere.
                    In your services - is everything configured correctly?
                    Under the sfc issue in Usage of IObit Products there is a couple of links that descibe how to make a new updated Install disk for the sfc action
                    Cheers
                    solbjerg


                    Originally posted by mightypecan View Post
                    A prompt comes up asking me to insert my XP Professional CD...but I have Windows XP Home, and of course that disc doesn't work.

                    Screenshots won't work..it cuts out the areas that are being duplicated...which give the screen the flashing look. Sort of like trying to take a screen shot of a rendered video.
                    太阳山 (solbjerg)
                    Ceterum censeo Usage of IObit Products esse legendum
                    (Furthermore I think that Usage of IObit Products must be read)
                    Itemized subjects Table of content
                    In relation to defragmentation Think about defragmentation
                    Clean Install concept Clean Install
                    Introduction to the Forum Forum Guidelines

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Try reading this KB222473
                      I think it probably also is in your Help&Support
                      Cheers
                      solbjerg

                      Originally posted by solbjerg View Post
                      As far as I remember I think it should be possible to find the command in regedit and change it to XP Home, - I'll see if I can find that article somewhere.
                      In your services - is everything configured correctly?
                      Under the sfc issue in Usage of IObit Products there is a couple of links that descibe how to make a new updated Install disk for the sfc action
                      Cheers
                      solbjerg
                      太阳山 (solbjerg)
                      Ceterum censeo Usage of IObit Products esse legendum
                      (Furthermore I think that Usage of IObit Products must be read)
                      Itemized subjects Table of content
                      In relation to defragmentation Think about defragmentation
                      Clean Install concept Clean Install
                      Introduction to the Forum Forum Guidelines

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        As far as I can tell the services are okay. I tried regEdit to change the entry to Home instead of Professional, but still no go with the CD (same message). Calling it a day....be back tomorrow for another round...thanks for your help!

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                        • #13
                          This isn't in my registry...or at least I can't see it as the article describes.

                          HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

                          The only sub-folder in the Windows NT folder is Terminal Services.

                          I'm the only user on this computer (administrator account).

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                          • #14
                            Hi, mightypecan,
                            Try this link for SFC Scannow tuition.

                            http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

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                            • #15
                              I am trying this method, copying the files my C: drive, etc...but I do not have this in my registry.

                              HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
                              CurrentVersion\Setup

                              I can't find it anywhere...did a search in the registry and tried to manually locate it with no luck.

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