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Computers shut down immediately after Boot Up

by Mike7p / June 29, 2010 5:40 AM PDT

I have 2 computers the first is a home built desktop, the second an HP 2140 Net Book, both running Win 7 Home Premium. Last week they both started to behave strangely.
On start up, the desktop appears as normal, and then immediately Windows automatically closes down. There is no BSOD or anything like that. It just goes through a perfectly ordinary shutdown only halting to warn that it is waiting for background running programs to close.
As this is happening on both machines I guess it?s safe to rule out hardware failure.
I don?t recall installing any new programs recently, only regular MS Updates.
I?ve tried doing a system restore but always get the ?Failed to complete? error.
If I boot up in Safe Mode both machines work fine,
Can anyone offer any suggestions what may be the cause, and how I can fix it please?

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About system restore.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2010 6:29 AM PDT
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Thanks, I read the info and
by Mike7p / June 29, 2010 3:59 PM PDT
In reply to: About system restore.

removed Norton, then restored system to a time before the shutdown problem appeared, but this still hasn't sorted the problem. Do you, or any one else have any further suggestions? I really would like to avoid having to re format the drive and re install Windows.
Has any one else here encountered this problem recently?
Hope you can help!!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2010 9:16 PM PDT

But I was guessing about Norton (and appear to have guessed right.) Your posts leave out so much detail that I can't guess what next. It could be anything so keep writing and see if anyone has new ideas.

PS. About Norton. Don't you find it odd they didn't warn you about that?

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Just for yuks.
by Bob__B / June 30, 2010 6:11 AM PDT


Untic everthing.....reboot....any diff?

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win7 installation source?
by tds / June 30, 2010 2:35 PM PDT

both machines having the same problem, it might be the win7 source disc is not a good copy.

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Good point.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 30, 2010 9:10 PM PDT

Just last week another incident with someone that tried one of those "Windows Activators." Nothing but trouble.

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2 separate dvds & product keys
by Mike7p / June 30, 2010 11:21 PM PDT

both bought from amazon last October. Both machines run perfectly 'til this weekend!

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Anything common to the machines?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 30, 2010 11:30 PM PDT
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Sorted at last!!!
by Mike7p / July 11, 2010 5:18 PM PDT

By un-installing and re-installing all 3rd party programs one at a time, I found that my machines don't like GFI Backup for some reason. I have completely removed the program and all is now well. I did re-install it again but the problem returned. As there are plenty of alternatives available, I don't think I'll try to find the reason it doesn't work for me.
Thanks to you all for your various suggestions.

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