Computer Won't Boot | Spinning Circle Starts Briefly, Then Stops

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    Linux:Debian, Kali-Linux... 2xWin8.1,1x7Pro, Retro:1x2003server.1xXPpro, 1xW2k,1x98SE,1x95,1x3.11
       #21

    Stigg said:
    Good point. But I don't normally test my backups.

    I have three different backup applications that run on schedules on a few computers.
    I think that'd be a lot of work to continually do. I think it'd be unlikely that image backups from all three applications failed.
    *smiling* (whispering) don't say that to loud in here, that you don't test your image-backups. *lol*
    File-sync i dont test, i just do a check on size of source and target so the folder size is the same on total bits... System disk-clone images i do test so they work. But i rarely makes them.. once every 6month or after major system change.

    I'm glad you have your computer up and running again.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #22

    I don't test my system images either. I set the validation option when it's being made and that's it.

    Denis
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       #23

    pepanee said:
    This is something good to keep in mind. Also, in addition, this could also happen when only one RAM stick isn't properly connected either.
    One day, without me doing anything to my Desktop tower, the computer just never wanted to start up either. I tried so many things, then hours later, got to the idea of trying to remove, and place back one RAM stick at a time. After reseating one of the four RAM sticks I have (don't remember which one, wasn't the first one I tried though), the computer started up normally! I was so relieved!
    It's probably more likely to happen on older computers after RAM and graphics cards, etc have been sitting in the slot for years. Pulling the troublesome RAM or card in and out of the slot a few times cleans the contacts up.
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       #24

    FreeBooter said:
    We are glad to hear your issue has been resolved, thank you for letting us know that all is now well!
    And thanks for your help. It's much appreciated.
    And I learnt a little bit along the way as well.
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       #25

    Stigg said:
    It's probably more likely to happen on older computers after RAM and graphics cards, etc have been sitting in the slot for years. Pulling the troublesome RAM or card in and out of the slot a few times cleans the contacts up.
    Good to know. I also use those compressed air in cans, with the little straw. (too bad they're becoming slowly obsolete):
    Example: Falcon Dust Off 10 oz Electronic Compressed Canned Air Duster Gas Duster Remove 86216118395 | eBay

    I have one of the rechargeable battery ones now:
    Like this one: Electric Mini Cordless Air Duster Blower High Pressure for Computer Car Cleaning | eBay

    They're not exactly as strong as the one from the first link, but still do the job. I go in the back yard, open up the side door of the tower, and fill up the yard with dust!
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    W10 22H2 19045.4291
       #26

    Stigg said:
    I ran Windows Update today on a Windows 10 Pro computer. When it restarted to apply the updates, it wouldn't boot. The spinning circle appears for a split second, then it stops. And that's as far as I can get.

    I restored two different system images, and they completed successfully, but the computer still has the same problem.

    I pulled the SSD out of the computer and plugged it into another computer and ran some tests on it, and they all passed. I also ran a chkdsk /r. No problems found. Hard Disk Sentinel and CrystalDiskInfo both say it's healthy.

    It gets the single BIOS beep which usually indicates that everything is OK, but I went in and reset everything to defaults. Still no good.

    I also did a Memtest86 test. All good.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks all.
    I encountered last year same problem.
    After the "force down your throat whether you want it or not" Windows update I was stranded high and dry.
    The classic snafu. (no further comments...)
    From my experience 99.9% of all computer errors are software/configuration related.
    Here's what I did to get it back to work:
    I was able to start in safe mode.
    First I ran chkdsk /f /r
    I downloaded on another system a copy of tweaking.com Windows repair.
    Let it do its thing.
    Then I ran imagehealth.
    Thereafter it booted again and the problem was gone!
    (The joys of Microsoft Windows operating systems mysteries)
    In the old radio days you just whacked the box a few times...🤣
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       #27

    Marie SWE said:
    *smiling* (whispering) don't say that to loud in here, that you don't test your image-backups. *lol*
    Just keep it between you and me.
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    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #28

    Computer Won't Boot | Spinning Circle Starts Briefly, Then Stops-image.png

    Hey just to let you two know, I'm in on it too! Shhhhh don't tell anyone though!
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       #29

    Stigg said:
    And thanks for your help. It's much appreciated.
    And I learnt a little bit along the way as well.
    You are very welcome!
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  10. Posts : 623
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       #30

    pepanee said:
    Computer Won't Boot | Spinning Circle Starts Briefly, Then Stops-image.png

    Hey just to let you two know, I'm in on it too! Shhhhh don't tell anyone though!
    If you just keep it quiet, I don't think anyone else will notice.
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