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Solved: New Windows Installation Booting Issues

Question: Solved: New Windows Installation Booting Issues

I want to install Windows 7 on an HP Pavillion Desktop which happens to have a
Sata Harddisk with an IDE DVDRW.
I set the boot Priority to the DVDRW then the Harddisk and placed the Windows disk on the dvd drive to boot from it.
But it is not booting from the CD as booting still goes to the Harddisk.
My understanding is that SATA takes First Priority.
Well in such a scenario what does one do in order to install Windows?
Please note both drives are detected in the BIOS

Thank you all for your advise

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Preferred Solution: Solved: New Windows Installation Booting Issues

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Answer: Solved: New Windows Installation Booting Issues

SATA doesn't take priority, I've installed Windows 7 numerous times from PATA/IDE drives with a SATA drive.

Are you sure the DVD drive works? Can it read a DVD properly? Also you mention CD, but Windows 7 comes on a DVD.

Also since this is an HP you can press ESC, F10, or F12 and choose a one time boot device rather than changing BIOS boot order.

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I'm using a Fuijtsu Siemens Scaleo P 2540 system.
Due to recent harddrive failure I got a new harddrive on which I installed Windows 7 Ultimate.
The installation was a big struggle, but after a few tries it looked like the OS was running.

But after installing the latest updates, AVG, iTunes and a restart or 4 it doesn't boot anymore.
Sometimes the BIOS doesn't even show the harddisk in the boot menu.
I got the DISK READ ERROR message a few times as well.
I did run chkdsk and it completed succesfully (removed a couple of corrupt indexes, no bad sectors).
Sometimes it does get to the point of showing the Windows logo and the STARTING WINDOWS. It doesn't freeze, but goes on for about 6 minutes and then reboots. Other times it doesn't load the logo and only displays STARTING WINDOWS. And if I try to open the REPAIR function, the operation quits with the message: Unexpected I/O error has occured.

Some of the errors above did occur during the installation progress (during the 1st or 2nd restart).

Mobo: MSI G31M MS-7379 v4.0
CPU: Q6600 2,4 gHz quad
RAM: 2x 2048 Mb 677 mHz ddr2

All the disc drives are SATA.

1) Would it help if I updated the BIOS software? How?
2) Could a new SATA-cable (no visual damage) solve this?
3) I've been struggling with this for a week now. Getting really sick too, but I really want to tackle this.
Is there something else I should look into?

THANK YOU !
 

Answer:Solved: Booting issues fresh installation

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Hi,

I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.

I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide: http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-t...able-usb-flash-memory-key-or-hard-disk-drive/

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 would boot up as usual.

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Answer:Solved: Windows 7 installation not booting through Flash Drive or DVD

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I am having problems booting with my PC. At first, I tried all windows recovery options but doesn't help. I always get a blue screen which says 'Your PC ran into a problem' and auto restarts. Later when I ran a quick hard drive test, I got the following feedback. Smart Check: Passed; Short DST: Failed. The failure id is GUW2TQ-6Q68KS-MFPX0K-60XJ03 (note: I may have mistaken the 0 for the O and vice-versa). Product id: D4B09PA#ACJ. I am using a HP Pavilion G6 Notebook PC and the warranty has expired. I have back up discs that I had ordered from HP. Also, I bought the laptop back in India and currently I am living in Germany. I am in urgent need of help. Thank you.

Answer:Issues with booting the PC and OS installation problems

Hi,Hard drive has failed.Have you backed up the data from it?There are 2 main methods you can try to salvage data from failed hard drive :1) Create LiveCD from another computer. Boot from this disc in your laptop, then copy the files from failed HDD to another external hard drive connected to notebook.https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD2) Take out the failed hard drive out. Connect it to another computer using SATA to USB adapter. Use Windows explorer to copy the files you need from HDD to another external hard drive.https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812400542&FM=1After all these,Replace hard drive. Use HP Recovery media to factory reset after replacement.You've to replace hard drive with a new one of similar form factor2.5 inch SATA hard driveSpecs: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03598619Manual: see hard drive replacement stepshttp://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03593041Use recovery media you've ordered from HP to factory reset after replacement of HDDOr you can go for clean install of Windows 8.1 Single Language 64 bit, by creating UEFI bootable Windows installation USB using Microsoft windows media creation toolhttps://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/18309-windows-8-windows-8-1-iso-download-create.htmlhttp://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2299-clean-install-windows-8-a.htmlWindows will be automatically activated after installation while connected to internetAdditional drivers from here: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/h... Read more

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I've tried downloading a few programs, but they all seem to end with the same result. Once I try to open up the program using the shortcut, it says the item has been moved or changed so the shortcut will no longer work properly. I try opening it manually without using a shortcut, but I can't find it anywhere. The folder where it should have the software is empty.

I'm starting to get impatient, I've tried solving this problem on my own for a day and a half, and I'm going nowhere. Is it a problem with my Windows Installer?
Also, this problem only occured to me about a day or two ago.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Vista - Installation/Downloading Software Issues

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I've just installed my new MB because the old one died, and everything works fine (from the hardware aspect), but windows will not boot because of that MB change. Is there anything I can do except formatting and installing everything from scratch?
 

Answer:Solved: Booting the HDD after installation of a new MB

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I am trying to reformat my pc with a windows xp prof. ultimate edition, but when I inserted my installation cd and I pressed any key to booth from cd it takes very long. Then an error message appear which says "Could not find NTLDR". Please help me how to fix this error. Thank you.

Answer:[SOLVED] Installation CD not booting

NTLDR is a boot loader program for Windows XP.

Can you try running the install from a USB cd-rom?

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Trying fix a laptop, she tried to install a camera but it went wrong and now when desktop appears, "found new hardware" shows in task bar then after about 10 seconds it shuts down and re-boots.

I can get into safe mode and it runs fine. Tried a system restore but it always says "unable to restore....."

Im pretty sure its the failed installation, is there a way to stop xp trying to find the hardware? I cant find the software to remove it.

Ive tried recovery panel, chkdsk, bootcfg, fixboot and fixmbr

Thanx

Answer:[SOLVED] Failed installation now laptop keeps re-booting

If you go into device manager (Start > Run > devmgmt.msc) do you see the camera? If you see it can you right click on it and then disable it?

Also if that doesn't work you can try:

Go to Start > Run > type "services.msc" w/o quotes. Find the "Shell Hardware Detection" service and disable it and reboot into normal mode. Then see if the balloon pops up again or not. If it works, try re-enabling the service and then reboot and see if everything works.

BMR777

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Hi there!

I am trying to do a clean install for Windows XP. I inserted the bootable CD and started the computer. It asked "press any key to boot from cd" as usual. I pressed a key and "inspecting hardware configuration" appeared.

Unfortunately just a second after that screen turned blank and stayed so. I tried many times and waited a while also. Didn't help.

If it is relevant, Windows Vista is currently installed to the computer. I'd like to format the C: drive and substitute Vista to XP again. Thought, that it doesn't matter when running XP installation from boot cd, but who knows.

Thanks for Your help!
 

Answer:Solved: Blank screen when booting from XP installation CD

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hello all, i have been lurking around for answers but have yet to find any.
I have a HP zv6000 xp sp2 and am trying to boot a .iso. i Burnt it with powerISO correctly and my system wont recognize that it is even there.
and it reads correctly on other machines.
I dont know what to do!
Thanks in advance.

Answer:[SOLVED] issues with booting .iso

It sounds like CD-ROM compatibility issue. The system that will not boot to your bootable (ISO) CD may not recognize the format of the CD you are trying to use. Example, you wrote to a 52x CD on another system, and your CD-ROM drive does not support 52x.

Did you create the bootable CD on the same system you are trying use for CD boot?

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My friends netbook has got that error 0xc000000f issue, and needs to have windows reinstalled. Problem is, well its a netbook. It has no CD drive.

So i;ve got ahold of the ISO, and have tried ot make one of my USBs bootable

my process..

Open CMD

Open Diskpart
Select Disk1 (the USB)
Clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
format fs=ntfs
assign
exit

In CMD

bootsect.exe /nt60 f: (F been the USB)

Now it tells me that its added bootmgr and so on, but when I try to boot the USB up on my friends netbook to install windows XP, it says BOOTMGR is missing. (Since when did XP use that anyway? coulda sworn I heard it had nothing to do with BOOTMGR)

Anyone able to help out?

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
 

Answer:Solved: Issues with Booting from USB

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I thought I'd give Windows 10 a try in the virtual machine using VMWare player, but I'm just not having any luck with it. My host computer is a lenovo laptop with a Pentium T2390 dual core processor running Windows 7 x64, attempting to run Windows 10 x86 in VMWare player (apparently my cpu is incompatible with virtualization of 64 bit operating systems). When I boot from the ISO, I see the blue windows "pane" for a few moments, but right before the little round dots are supposed to appear underneath it, I get:

"Your PC needs to restart.
Please hold down the power button.
Error code: 0x0000005D
Parameters:
0x3060F0D
0x756E6547
0x6V65746E"

Just to see what would happen, I tried a 32 bit Windows 8 ISO as well and got the same exact thing (yes, I do have "Windows 8" selected as the guest operating system inside of VMWare player, and I have tried other options as well just to see what would happen, they all do the same thing). A Windows 7 (or earlier) 32 bit installer iso will boot up just fine. I have "Burned" this iso to a USB drive and successfully booted the Windows 10 x86 installer on two computers (including the one on which it refuses to work in a VM), so I know that the iso is good and that the computer should be compatible (I did give the bios setup a quick run down to make sure there weren't any virtualization settings that might conflict with what I'm trying to do as well and didn't see any).

Any ideas why it won't work?

Answer:[SOLVED] VMWare Player: Error 0x5D when booting from installation media

Ah Hah! I answered my own question. Apparently the problem was that even though my processor supports DEP (or "No Execute"/"Execute Disable"), it is disabled in BIOS by default. The catch is that because this was a "value line" computer, there is no option in the BIOS/setup screen to enable this.

The key to getting things to work was following the directions in this thread over on the lenovo forums and use SYMCMOS to change the settings. Here's a step-by-step for anyone else who might happen to be stuck in this boat with a Lenovo N200 or similar laptop:

1. Use Rufus to create a bootable USB drive of FreeDOS.
2. Download Symcmos and place it on the root of the newly created USB drive.
3. Download a DOS text editor. I used "edit" (simply open the ZIP file and extract EDIT.exe to the root of the USB drive).
4. Boot from the USB drive and use the command "Symcmos -?" to see all the commands and their usage.
5. Run "Symcmos -Lsettings.txt" to export all the current settings to a text file called "settings.txt".
6. Type "edit settings.txt" to open the exported file and see all the things that can be changed. The Number on the left in parentheses identifies the setting and the number on the right in brackets configures the settings. For example, The number accompanying "(0267)" will be "[0001]", which means, "disable D.E.P.". Remember that these will be differe... Read more

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Hello,
I have just installed Windows 8.1 and would like to know how I can boot with Windows 7. I have Windows 7 when I installed Windows 8. Is there a way to go back to Windows 7 with no re install?
Thanks

Answer:Booting with Windows 7 instead of 8 after installation.

How did you install 8.1? To a different partition?

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Hi so i installed windows 10 about 2 weeks ago and i didnt like it so TIME FOR A DOWNGRADE. Try to boot to the cd and here is the screen i got

Answer:windows installation not booting...

Od you cant see the picture here Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

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Frozen black screen on startup

My computer was only running firefox and then completely froze out and I couldnt open task manager, switch users or anything. I let the computer sit there for a while not wanting to click anything thinking it would unfreeze by itself in a short while, and then suddenly a noise started coming out at regular intervals. Then the computer just switched off.

On restart I got a BSOD that i wrote down but ive lost the paper for the error message now. I ran the Recovery Console from the XP CD and chkdsk /r and it finished. When i restarted I got another BSOD:

"UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME"

I ran chkdsk /r using the Recovery Console again, with it completing and then this time on restart I got another BSOD message.

"Stop:C0000135 (unable to locate component) This application has failed to start because USP10.dll was found. Re-installing the application may fix this"

I ran chkdsk again a few times and nothing happened, still getting the same BSOD message on restart.

After more googling I found out to run a repair installation from the XP CD instead of the Recovery Console, the website I used just told me to "continue with on-screen instructions". So I ran the repair installation and the first time I ran it, the computer restarted and I thought it had been fixed. Windows XP appeared to be installing itself for the first time and I paniced because I thought I had accidentally pressed the wrong button and chosen to fresh i... Read more

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~Background~

There were some power failures last week which caused some errors on my hdd and I spent 3 days reading this forum, trying to fix my windows 7 boot.

I finally fixed it after running chkdisk through a Windows repair disk after trying various other solutions to no avail. Thankfully, no files were lost (Besides the most important stuff was backed up)

I have an anxiety disorder and I work solely on the PC.
This incident was very hard on my health so I want to make sure that whatever happens I can get to work.

So I had an idea.

~Idea~

A while back I was reading about dual booting and it seemed quite interesting.
So, I've had this idea.

I have a 1 TB HDD.

It has two partitions, "System Reserved" and "C".

I create a new partition called G of let's say 100GB.

I then transfer my music, videos, photos to an external drive.

I uninstall all unnecessary programms/games from C.

I make sure C has about 50-60 GB of used space.

Afterwards, I make a system image using either the Windows 7 built-in tool
or Macrium Reflect/Acronis and transfer all my media back to C.

Could I then restore that system image on the new partition?

The end result I want to achieve is to have a "backup windows 7 installation"
If something happens to my Main installation, I can get to work on the second one.
Of course I backup my work to an external drive everyday.
I don't want to lose any more working days...

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I have a windows xp installation cd extracted to a partition on a computer which I want to netboot from. Then I've netbooted into WinPe which is apparently able to invoke a windows installation given a source directory. The problem is, I'm stuck in volume Q: - which is a ram-disk and I haven't the slightest clue how I'd swap over to the volume I've extracted the xp install disk into.

Thanks.
 

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Hello, I had installed Samsung SSD Pro 840 on Lenovo G510 with the help of Samsung Data Migration and it was working perfectly but now i want to install new windows and its stucked on the boot progress. Some months ago i had installed new BIOS ver. 3.07 to 3.09. Furthermore, I have installed the Seagate harddrive now but having same booting issue. Maybe of BIOS ver. ?

Answer:Booting problem on Windows Installation

hi jklogic,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
A few questions:
1. Is the Seagate drive the orignal HDD that came with the machine (with Win8.1 preloaded)? If yes, is the system stucked on the lenovo screen (similar to this thread) or during/after the windows loading screen?
 
2. What other version of Windows are you trying to install on the Samsung SSD? If you're trying to install Windows 7 or older, have you tried to the set the following in the BIOS?
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
Boot Tab:
UEFI = Disabled
Boot Mode = Legacy
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Other OS
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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My computer is currently set up to dual boot between Windows 7 and Windows XP. I mainly use the XP partition as storage, while I run the Windows 7 partition most of the time. The version of Windows 7 that is currently installed is an RC version (Build 7127).

I recently decided that it was time to upgrade to the full version of Windows 7 (32-bit, to keep things simple). The operating system installed with no apparent errors, until I tried selecting Windows 7 from the Windows Boot Manager at start-up. The Windows XP partition (listed as Earlier Version of Windows) still works, but the Windows 7 partition gives an error (Status: 0xc0000225). The info it gives is: "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". The given error has something to do with asking me to unplug anything I had recently plugged into the computer (USB device/MP3 player), but I haven't plugged anything in, so that led me to believe it was a driver problem. However, it seems odd that the RC version of Windows 7 works, while the final version does not. So, I re-installed the RC version so I could use the computer again (the XP partition has driver problems that cause Very strange errors on the internet, so I prefer to not use it, but don't look into those errors too much... I only use that partition for storage now)

I tried reinstalling multiple times, and I tried using the Startup Recovery tool that's on the installation disk, but it couldn't detect any ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

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I just installed windows xp on an old compaq presario computer I have. The installation went fine, and everything was running perfectly. But the computer froze and I had to reboot it. Now it will not boot up at all. It doesn't even get to loading windows xp, it just stops with a flashing cursor on the screen over the Compaq logo. I cannot access the bios screen or anything. I tried to reboot from the installation disc, and that doesn't work either. Please help!!!
 

Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Please do not post duplicate threads.
 

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I just installed windows xp on an older PC I have. The installation went fine and everything was working perfectly. The computer then froze and I had to reboot. Now it will not boot up at all. The computer is an Old Compaq presario, and it doesn't even start to load windows up when I boot it up. I cannot access the bios, or anything. I tried to boot from the installation disk, and nothing - it won't recognize anything. Please help!!
 

Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Try clearing CMOS
 

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My computer is currently set up to dual boot between Windows 7 and Windows XP. I mainly use the XP partition as storage, while I run the Windows 7 partition most of the time. The version of Windows 7 that is currently installed is an RC version (Build 7127).

I recently decided that it was time to upgrade to the full version of Windows 7 (32-bit, to keep things simple). The operating system installed with no apparent errors, until I tried selecting Windows 7 from the Windows Boot Manager at start-up. The Windows XP partition (listed as Earlier Version of Windows) still works, but the Windows 7 partition gives an error (Status: 0xc0000225). The info it gives is: "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". The given error has something to do with asking me to unplug anything I had recently plugged into the computer (USB device/MP3 player), but I haven't plugged anything in, so that led me to believe it was a driver problem. However, it seems odd that the RC version of Windows 7 works, while the final version does not. So, I re-installed the RC version so I could use the computer again (the XP partition has driver problems that cause Very strange errors on the internet, so I prefer to not use it, but don't look into those errors too much... I only use that partition for storage now)

I tried reinstalling multiple times, and I tried using the Startup Recovery tool that's on the installation disk, but it couldn't detect any problems. Also, ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

Bump for the day ~ All help is appreciated, so if anyone has Any ideas, post them :)

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I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?

Answer:Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Steve C said:

I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?



Perhaps it had already begun rebuild boot files.
You probably should have aborted the install, closing the windows then clicking 'Yes' when prompted 'Are you sure you want to quit the installation?'
Are you booting to the USB trough the BIOS or are you opening the USB and clicking on the 'Setup.exe'?

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Hi,
I've just bought new Asus R540LJ with SSD inside.
I'm trying to install Windows 10 but I get blue screen just after it boots I supose.
Nothing happens, just loading and blue screen.
Tried with pendrive usb 3/dvd. Win 8.1 and Win 10.
Is there anything I can do about it or should I send my laptop back where I bought it?

Answer:Windows 10 Blue Screen while booting installation

fryderykst,

Welcome to TenForums!

That is strange...

Doesn't the Asus R540LJ laptop come with Windows 10 already installed and working? Or, let us know if the machine did not come with an installed Operating System.

Is this a brand new SSD drive? Has it been initialized?

If not, and you first want to rule out issues with the SSD, CrystalDiskInfo can help you check the Solid State Drive's health:
CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World

There is also SSD Life, or, check if the manufacturer of the drive has its own utility.

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I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?

Answer:Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Originally Posted by Steve C


I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?



Perhaps it had already begun rebuild boot files.
You probably should have aborted the install, closing the windows then clicking 'Yes' when prompted 'Are you sure you want to quit the installation?'
Are you booting to the USB trough the BIOS or are you opening the USB and clicking on the 'Setup.exe'?

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I got a HP Notebook yesterday that had Windows 8.1 on it. Today I decided I wanted to reinstall Windows 10 (not upgrade, but clean install) on it and I do have experience in reinstalling operating systems. I reinstalled Windows 10 from a USB stick and when the computer restarted after the installation was done, it would keep booting from the USB stick. I exited the installation screen and then went to the BIOS to change boot priority to "OS Manager", but all I got was an error which I don't remember what it said, and then it just restarted again.

So my question is, how can I get Windows 10 to boot after is has installed and restarted? I really need help fast as I can't seem to solve this myself and it is really frustrating me.

This is my laptop: HP 15.6 Laptop - Black (Intel Celeron N3050 / 500GB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 8.1) : Laptops - Best Buy Canada

Answer:Windows 10 Installation keeps booting from USB after clean install

If there is no USB drive connected then the BIOS will automatically choose the next boot device in line...
(You did remove the USB drive, right?)
...for example the next on the list may be your CD drive and the one after that may be your HDD.

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I built a new desktop and i'm trying to install windows 10 on it. I can get into the bios fine and all my components are showing up. I set my initial boot device as the USB and then reboot my PC to start the installation process. The windows logo shows up,but as soon as it gets to purple setup screen for installation my PC shutsdown and reboots. This same process keeps looping and I can't get the w10 installation process started. I only have my keyboard, monitor and USBconnected to the desktop IO panel. I tried a different USB installed with windows 7 but get the same problem.

Answer:Windows 10 Installation Crashing and rebooting while booting from USB

My mother-in-law's computer started doing that. Turned out it was the keyboard was physically bad, believe it or not. I would recommend try starting it up with no keyboard or mouse connected and see if it stays on. Also make sure all the internal components are firmly seated. Also try starting it up without the USB flash drive inserted and see if it will stay on the No Boot Device warning screen without rebooting on it's own.

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How do I set my BIOS to have the DVD boot and install Windows 10 in UEFI mode? I do see a setting on my Asus motherboard UEFI "CSM Compatability" and in there are three options:
UEFI and Legacy OPROM
Legacy OPROM only
UEFI only

Do I select UEFI only option here?

What is the benefit of installing in UEFI vs Legacy? All I understand is that the system sets up more partitions.

Answer:Booting a Win 10 DVD in UEFi Mode for Windows installation

Anyone? :-)

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Hi,

I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.
I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide: http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-t...able-usb-flash-memory-key-or-hard-disk-drive/

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 would boot up as usual.

I&#... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 installation not booting through Flash Drive or DVD

please do not duplicate posts here
Not sure if you have die to a server error - i have been experiencing here
however, closing this post
continue here
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1068945-windows-7-installation-not-booting.html
 

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Hi,

I've got a problem with my Windows 7 installation in that - it wont boot! Either in normal or safe mode!

I've tracked the problem down to a driver - CTMMount.sys which was installed by a recent installation of Comodo Time Machine - which has since been uninstalled but doesnt look like the uninstallation has worked correctly.

Therefore I could do with editing the registry/startup procedure so that this file doesnt attempt to load and then I can get back into Windows 7 - has anyone any idea how I can do this?

Thanks

Ewan

Answer:Need to edit registry on non-booting Windows 7 installation

Why don't you just try a startup repair? It's probably a bit safer.
Startup Repair[2]=Performance Maintenance

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Hi,

I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.

I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide: How to Install Windows 7 or Vista from Bootable Portable USB Flash Memory Key or Hard Disk Drive ? My Digital Life

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive with CMD.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 ... Read more

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I got a HP Notebook yesterday that had Windows 8.1 on it. Today I decided I wanted to reinstall Windows 10 (not upgrade, but clean install) on it and I do have experience in reinstalling operating systems. I reinstalled Windows 10 from a USB stick and when the computer restarted after the installation was done, it would keep booting from the USB stick. I exited the installation screen and then went to the BIOS to change boot priority to "OS Manager", but all I got was an error which I don't remember what it said, and then it just restarted again.

So my question is, how can I get Windows 10 to boot after is has installed and restarted? I really need help fast as I can't seem to solve this myself and it is really frustrating me.

This is my laptop: HP 15.6 Laptop - Black (Intel Celeron N3050 / 500GB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 8.1) : Laptops - Best Buy Canada

Answer:Windows 10 Installation keeps booting from USB after clean install

If there is no USB drive connected then the BIOS will automatically choose the next boot device in line...
(You did remove the USB drive, right?)
...for example the next on the list may be your CD drive and the one after that may be your HDD.

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Hello,

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

I've been trying to fix my laptop (Acer Aspire) for about 2 months, and it's been a bit of a saga. I've tried lots of things, and have persisted because it's seemed like I've been gradually honing in on a solution, rather than chasing a lost cause.

I was on Vista, which came with the laptop, but then the laptop got very ill, to the point where I wanted to do the Acer factory restore, but this didn't work, nor did any of the various recovery options in Windows. I was worried that the hard drive was physically damaged, so I wanted to try formatting it, which I decided to try and do in the course of installing Windows 7. This didn't work, so instead I formatted the hard drive using Ubuntu, and then tried Windows 7 again. That didn't work, because the hard drive needed to be NTFS, so I re-formatted it as NTFS using GParted.

However, Windows 7 install still isn't working: it goes most of the way but then just hangs indefinitely on a black screen with 'Setup is updating registry files' written on it. I've googled this and it seems that this is quite a common problem when installing W7. However, the problem that I have is that all of the solutions offered are to do with booting up as normal and changing things in Control Panel etc, which obviously I can't do.

I can go into more details about what has happened if needed, but basically the state of play now is:


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Answer:Need to fix a Windows 7 installation problem without booting to desktop

Hi i think I would be testing the hdd for issues try downloading and burning this to a disc or if you know the maker go to their support site and get their diagnostic tool
SeaTools | Seagate ask a friend to burn it for you use imgburn The Official ImgBurn Website
and read the tutorial on seatools for dos

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I have a H55M-S2V rev 1-4 motherboard specs http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3601#ov and i recently bought a 2x4GB hyperx fury blue RAM http://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/HX316C10FK2_8.PDF. I think its compatible ... After inserting the ram the computer freezes at the windows 8.1 logo and goes into a boot loop. I have tried setting it up manually in the BIOS changing the frequancy settings, setting up the timings manually as instructed in the memory page changing the voltage i have reseted the cmos a few times but nothing seemes to be working any help would be appreciated ... Im running a windows 8.1 64bit , have an i5 650 processor , r9 270x asust top 2gb graphics card and my PSU is ATX 900w v 2.3 Everything worked fine with my previous ram kingston 4gb 1333mhz Sorry if i messed something up ...
 

Answer:Solved: RAM Installation issues

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I'm having problems installing a copy of Win7 Home Premium 32-bit. I bought it off Newegg (OEM System Builder Pack).

I have 3 HDDs plugged into my computer right now, all working fine. I have an 80GB, 1TB, and a 2TB, I need to install Win7 onto the 2TB. I've tried the boot setup previously as:
DVD Drive
80GB
2TB
1TB

No luck, I've also tried with just the DVD and 2TB, with still no luck (DVD drive was also ordered first that instance). The problem I've come upon was a blinking underscore. I couldn't find help for this problem from any other sources, via Google.

Also, DVD drive is working fine, scanning other discs well.

EDIT: Oh, and all 3 HDDs are plugged in correctly. ie, each has a SATA and power connection. Also should note that the 2TB is formatted, other two HDDs have stuff on them, lol.
 

Answer:Solved: Installation Issues

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My pc won't load windows 10.. it gives Error code 0xc000000f.. it allows me to go to startup settings, to start in safe mode, in low resolution mode etc..., but anyway it wont log in, it gives an error UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME... So i decided to install a windows 7 with a bootable usb.. and when I boot from usb it loads the installation windows screen, then the windows logo, and then stucks in a black screen with a cursor and no options... I tried burning the windows in a dvd.. same problem.. anyone has some solutions ?

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Ok, I have an external hard drive (150GB) which is partitioned into two parts. One partition , about 145gb, is data and files of my own. Then there is an extended partition at 5gb in size, which contains windows xp installation files. What I did was take my windows xp cd, make an ISO, and then extracted the iso and put the files into the extended partition of my external usb hard drive.

The computer I want to install to has a cd drive that is not working and thus i cannot install windows xp from a cd. The BIOS of the computer DOES support booting from a USB device.

I have partition magic software and have used it to create the 5gb extended partition on the usb external drive. However, I don't know how to configure anything so that it will acutally know to boot from this partition and what files to use to start the installation.

Any ideas!!?
 

Answer:booting a windows XP installation from an external hard drive

The partition on the external drive that contains the installation files needs to be an active partition in order to boot from it.

Personally, I would install a working CD drive. They are quite inexpensive these days.
 

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Hi there. I've built a brand new HTPC and it has UEFI BIOS on it. I've tried to install Windows 7 with USB drive that I've made UEFI bootable with Rufus, but it gives me blue screen everytime after Windows goes from "Windows files are loading" screen to a Windows logo animation. The hard drive that I'm using is set to MBR, (I know that I should set it to GPT for UEFI installation). I don't want to have a UEFI version of Windows in my system anymore. How do I install legacy version of Windows 7 from USB stick on UEFI BIOS capable PC with HDD using MBR?

Answer:How to prevent Windows 7 installation from booting in UEFI mode?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Enter your bios and go to Advanced and boot and disable secure boot,
If there is no option to disable secure boot look for OS Type and switch to Other os
After installing Microsoft Update KB3133977 for Windows 7, some users may encounter a "Secure Boot Violation" , which makes the system fail to boot into the operating system.

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I have been given the challenge to make a way to install Windows without any installation media and without having to even touch the computer while it's installing. So far I've made a .wim image with the help of this guide and I've made an Autounattend.xml file with the help of this guide. I put the install.wim image in the \sources directory on a flash drive and the Autounattend.xml file in the root of the flash drive, and it does exactly what I want it to - all except it's not on a partition. So I move it to a partition and add a boot entry using EasyBCD. It boots fine, but it acts like the Autounattend.xml file isn't even there. So right now I have the choice of hands free installation with media, or manual installation without media. My main question is why the Autounattend.xml file isn't working when I boot the same media from a partition. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Problems booting an unattended Windows installation from a partition

Is this some sort of school project? I can't vouch for anyone else, but I would feel terrible if I gave you information that basically did the project for you.

Usually people do this with Windows PE. Have you checked it out?

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Hi everyone,

I am using Windows 7. I tried installing ubuntu with the option " Include Ubuntu along with window partition".

While installing ubuntu, error occurred. Now unable to boot Windows also. It prompts for recovery cd.

I am not having recovery disk.

Tried using other machine's recovery cd - Diskpart. But got the following error while selecting a partition.

virtual disk service error:
this operation is not allowed on an invalid disk. The disk may be invalid beacuse it is corrupted or failing, or it may be invalid because it is offline.

Required your help to recover windows without affecting the existing data.

Thanks.

Answer:Error in booting Windows after Ubuntu installation failure

Try a Startup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times




   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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Ok, so my account has administrator access, I just installed a bunch of other programs with no issues, but I cannot install warcraft 3( link) or Runes of Magic( link)..

The reason it gives me for this is as such:



The error it gives me for Runes of magic is quite similar:



I'm running Windows XP, SP3.... any hints on what I can try?

Answer:[SOLVED] Warcraft 3 installation issues.

I tried installing Kingdom Heros( link), and am getting similar responses:



But, I just installed uTorrent( link), and the installation was completely successful with no errors.

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So, I'm installing SP3 on an old laptop with only 192MB of RAM. Needless to say, the process is running excruciatingly slow.

Anyway, I've noticed during the file backup phase, the SP3 installer has complained about various files not being able to be copied to the backup location. The files DO exist and if I cancel the retry dialog and tell the setup process to proceed, it continues just fine. What concerns me is I've run into about I don't know.. 30 maybe files or so the SP3 installer couldn't copy as part of its back up process. Now, it's backing up the registry.

Should I continue with the SP3 installation or is the problem described above an indication that I should bail on the installation?

The system DID have an adware and malware infection, which I removed with Malwarebytes and AntiVir.

Thanks!

Peace...
 

Answer:Solved: Question about SP3 installation issues

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Oh, boy, what a mess... Yesterday I upgraded my AVG6 to AVG7.
I installed AVG7 on top of the existing AVG6 as grisoft recommends.
It uninstalls AVG6 in the process. However, it uninstalled more than it should have. That is issue #1. I can no longer run my WAKEUP NEWS alarm clock program. I get "run-time error #367", "Can't load (or register) custom control CSRAS32.OCX The file exists in c:\windows\system. (W95 system).

I tried to force it to register by running REGSVR32.exe CSRAS32.OCX at the DOS prompt. It returns the error message "LoadLibrary(csras32.ocx) failed - one of the files needed to run this application cannot be found".

Can someone please run DEPENDS.EXE on SCRAS32.OCX and reply letting me know what files are needed for this to work? Then, maybe I can figure out what got lost or damaged..

I do have other issues here, but I'll treat them later...

Thanks!!!

OldJoe
 

Answer:Solved: AVG7 installation issues

OK, I found it.... Grisoft's uninstall of AVG6 removed "MFC42.DLL" file from the
C:\Windows\System folder. This is a shared file and should not be taken out.
(I wonder what else they took???)

Tell everyone who has been here to replace the file in their system folder by
copying it from another folder (like aolshare) back into the system folder.
Use "find files" to see where it may be found on one's hard drive.

OldJoe
 

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Hello all.
I have recently run into some problems with my windows 7 home premium (64-bit)

Hardware (if relevant):
Intel i7 - 840QM processor
ATI Radeon HD5870
INTEL Intel X25-M 80GB SSD Solid State Drive 34nm 2.5" SATA-300 9.5mm MLC
500GB SATA 7200RPM 2.5"
DOn't remember the name of the RAM, but 4GB DDR3

Problem 1:
I can't start some installation files. I double click them, windows asks me if I want to let it make changes on my hard drive, I click yes, and the proces ends. This only applies to some installation files ( 5-6 so far). This is both downloaded file and, files on a DVD.

Problem 2:
Similar to the first problem, but in stead of asking me if I want to allow it to make changes to the hard drive it comes with the error: "path not found".

Problem 3:
WIMP (similar to spotify), told me yesterday that it couldn't save my preferences to a local file, because of permissions (this has not been a problem the last few months..)

Problem 4:
Trying to start a game through Steam makes that game start in a small windowed mode and it can't find my savegames

Problem 5:
Had a couple of freezes.

Problem 6:
My windows is unable to restart into "restore mode" (I have no idea what it is called in english versions of the OS, but it basicly lets you return the OS to factory default).

Problem 7:
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Answer:Solved: installation/storing issues

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Anyone have any information on a particular problem with dell computors booting from the cd rom drive or dvd drive. My problem is I have tried to do a boot from my XP installation cd and the resource cd (both bootable discs) to bring windows up into recovery console. Both these disks were included in my purchase of the unit direct from Dell. After doing some checking on this issue i found many suggestions on how it might be done. So far it doesn't work the conventional way just pop it in and boot. doesn't work if you reset the boot sequence, and it doesn't work if you try to disable the SATA drive, and different variations of turning on and off either of the two optical drives. After selecting boot cdrom at the boot option window it always says cdrom is unavailable. Now Dell has not posted a solution to this issue on the support web site it only suggests the doing the same steps i have tried. Several users have this issue which have posted in various blogs but no one seems to have a fix. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Problem booting windows XP installation disk and Dell computors

What is the model of this Dell.

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I recently dusted off my software collection, and I decided to install Greetings Workshop 1996 into my computer. I'm currently running under Windows XP.

I popped the cd into the tray, and it proceeded to bring up the window where you can select to install the program or quit. After pushing the install button, a 16 bit Windows Subsystem warning pops up. In the body it says "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Chose 'Close' to terminate the application." There are two buttons entitled close and ignore. If I push on close, it obviously closes the program. If I push ignore, the process freezes, and I am forced to CTRL-ALT-DEL the sucker.

I've been surfing the net for a while, and I can't find any information on this dinosauric program. My family absolutely loves it, and I would appreciate any help from anyone. Thank you!
 

Answer:Solved: Greetings Workshop 1996 installation issues

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After having recently reinstalled Windows XP Home ed I loaded up Windows Update to get myself as protected as one can get with XP. Anyway I got all the security updates for SP1 and I downloaded SP2 however whenever I attempt to install it It goes as far as creating a file called sp2.cab and then I get a standard Red x error message telling me that 'The process terminated unexpectedly' with an option of OK. Selecting Ok brings a pop up box with Service Pack 2 installation did not complete'

My question is thus, how can I either get it to install properly or delete the files I downloaded so I can try to download it again to see if that will work.

I've got Norton Internet Security 2007 if that could be causing issues but I disabled it for the purpose of testing it and I'm getting the same error message

Answer:[SOLVED] Issues with SP2 installation - closing suddenly

You do not need to download the updates prior to SP2 . . it includes all the prior updates. In fact, the best time to upgrade to SP2 is immediately after installing XP . . before any drivers, applications or updates.

Try downloading the full update package here, it will usually go in when the Windows update package will not.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

And be sure to disable any anti-virus or anti=spyware programs for the upgrade

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Good morning,

I have a couple PCMCIA flash cards that I require for firmware rom updates. When I plug the cards into my laptop, the windows found new hardware bubble appears and shows the name of the devices, but when the wizard attempts to install them, they fail stating that there are no drivers available. I have attempted to search for these drivers online, with no avail. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get these cards working?

I have received the same results on 4 different computers, all of which are running windows XP with all updates. Both Home and Professional. My laptop also runs Vista in a dual-boot environment, also getting the same results. Here are the specs on the cards.

1- Fujitsu 4MB Flash Card - FNH shows MB98A80073Series - Stamped with 81273-15 S000 9827 T02

2- CiscoSystems Flash Intel Series 2+ 8MB Memory Card - FNH shows Intel S2E8_SW - Stamped with iMC008FLSP-15/25-S M7090041

Any assistance or information on why this is not working would be greatly appreciated.
Chris
 

Answer:Solved: Old Flash Card installation issues

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I just for a used Dell E6510
I installed enterprise Windows 7 64
I also installed free fall sensor.
I have been unable to install Broadcom USH and Network Controller.
Under Broadcom Properties > Details > Hardware Ids I have
USB\VID_0A5C&PID_5800&REV_0101&MI_00
USB\VID_0A5C&PID_5800&MI_00
and Under Network Controller Properties > Details > Hardware Ids I have
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_422C&SUBSYS_13218086&REV_35
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_422C&SUBSYS_13218086
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_422C&CC_028000
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_422C&CC_0280
On Dell Drivers web page I searched and found the following drivers
R242805
Dell_ControlPoint-Security-D_A18_R269916
I was still unable install the drivers.
I have limited technical skills.
Please advise
 

Answer:Solved: Network Adapter Installation Issues

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ok so i had a laptop that i went to boot up and it showed the lenovo logo, then went to a white screen its the first time i have ever seen this issue. Has anyone else come across this bug and have any advise on how to fix it. im trying to fix this without having to do a reinstall if possible any ideas. thank you

Answer:issues with booting up windows 10 pro

Could be the display driver, have you recently updated this driver ? Do you have a Windows 10 Disc made ? Can you provide exact model number of Lenovo.

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I am having problems with my HP laptop booting back up. I moved my laptop last night from 1 place to another and it shut down. When I tried to boot back up, I received this message:

START WINDOWS NORMALLY

When I hit this message, it tries to boot back up normally and then I get a blue screen that comes up for a quick second that says:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
The message pops up so fast that I am not able to read everything on the page.
Then it repeats the whole process over and over.

Please let me know if I need to get more details from that page to determine the malfunction.
 

Answer:Windows XP booting up issues

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I have Windows XP Home Edition and one morning I tried to turn my computer on and found that windows will not boot up. It goes into a continuous loop and the Windows XP screen will come up where it is thinking, but will never actually bring up windows. After 5-10 minutes, it goes back to rebooting.

I have pressed F8 to try and change order of boot phases, but am not to knowledgeable of what to do there, but tried various different things to no avail. I have tried to boot in Safe Mode and other options available on that screen, but still not able to bring windows up.

I have not tried to use the CD's yet as I'm afraid to lose any files that I have on my Hard drive!!

I am @ a lost and have tried what I know. If there is any help that people may provide, please help me!!!

My computer is a Compaq Presario 725 Laptop and I had purchased in 2002...I know it's old, but never had major issues until now.

Answer:Windows Booting Issues

I've had that happen to me before. I asked around here, and got pretty much no answer. I couldn't boot in safe mode, w/o networking, or even in command prompt without it restarting.Mine didn't stop until i re-installed windows. So, instead of losing all your files, do this:Download a version of "Live Linux" (like Knoppix or Puppy Linux). When you download and burn the files to a cd, insert the cd into your malfunctioning computers CD drive. The next time it boots up, it'll boot directly to the linux OS (should, anyway). That way you can save any files you want to. E-mail them to yourself, put them on a floppy/thumb drive, send them to a friend to be retrieved later, whatever.Then, keep Knoppix or whatever Live Linux distrobution you downloaded. It's been a major factor in my computer history, since windows seems to crash about as often as you hit the "F" key on your keyboard. I still have files that are 6 years old, but have had to re-install windows at least 6 times on 2 different boxes.Hope this helps.

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I need help.

I had my MP3 player pluged into my pc via usb cable, near the end of me loading songs onto it, me PC froze then re started, but gets as far as the windows logo and shut down and re starts again this time with options to go into safe mode, safe mode with network, safe mode with c promt, last known configuration and normal mode.

I have tried the last known one and the same thing happens. I can get into safe mode but am unsure what to do from there.

I hope this can be fixed, as I don't have the windows and office discs

Answer:Windows Xp S2 Booting Issues

hmmmmmmm.....See you posted this a month ago and no response. I posted today a similar problem and have not recd answer so far. This problem must be extremly hard to diagnose or a no brainer and no one told us. . Iam moving on to another help site.

sl2

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Hello..

I have a hdd, and an ssd. Both have windows installed. However, to boot up from the ssd, I have to have both drives connected so the bios runs the windows boot manager, so I can select to start windows from the hhd or start windows on the ssd.

When I unplug the hhd, the bios removes the windows boot manager, leaving the ssd unable to be booted from.

When just the ssd with windows is plugged in, my computer tries to boot directly from the ssd instead of going through the windows boot manager ending with a non-bootable disk error.

Any assistance so I can remove this old hhd from my pc one and for all?

Thanks a ton guys!

Answer:Booting Windows from SSD issues..

try this:
1) boot from windows install dvd/usb.
2) Press Shift+F10 for cmd.
3) Type:
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd

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ok so i had a laptop that i went to boot up and it showed the lenovo logo, then went to a white screen its the first time i have ever seen this issue. Has anyone else come across this bug and have any advise on how to fix it. im trying to fix this without having to do a reinstall if possible any ideas. thank you

Answer:issues with booting up windows 10 pro

Could be the display driver, have you recently updated this driver ? Do you have a Windows 10 Disc made ? Can you provide exact model number of Lenovo.

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My Dad's laptop running Windows 7 crashed the other day, and after running Startup Repair, it found that compbatt.sys was corrupt. I tried copying over a good version from my pc & recovery partition but that only resulted in a blue screen.

Today, I attempted to do an upgrade installation of Windows 10 in order to preserve his files,etc.
We have a backup, but he's not 100% sure on it's content.

I was able to boot off of the Win 10 DVD and select Upgrade Installation, but then it stops, and a message pops up (paraphrasing here) that I need to boot into Windows 7 for it to proceed.

As I am unable to boot into Windows 7 due to the corrupt system file, I'm asking for a way to force Windows 10 to proceed with the Upgrade Installation WITHOUT having to boot into Windows 7.

I've prepared my Dad for the fact that we may need to do a clean install (7 or 10), and suggested we'd have to pull the HDD from his laptop and use my HDD cradle to scavenge for any files, but his laptop would take full disassembly (remove keyboard/etc) to get to the HDD.

Thanks for any help in allowing us to proceed with the Win 10 Upgrade Installation without having to boot into Win 7 which is corrupt. Googling hasn't given me any clue thus far.

Looking forward to people smarter than me helping me to a path forward without a loss of data and not having to take apart the laptop.

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My Dad's laptop running Windows 7 crashed the other day, and after running Startup Repair, it found that compbatt.sys was corrupt. I tried copying over a good version from my pc & recovery partition but that only resulted in a blue screen.

Today, I attempted to do an upgrade installation of Windows 10 in order to preserve his files,etc.
We have a backup, but he's not 100% sure on it's content.

I was able to boot off of the Win 10 DVD and select Upgrade Installation, but then it stops, and a message pops up (paraphrasing here) that I need to boot into Windows 7 for it to proceed.

As I am unable to boot into Windows 7 due to the corrupt system file, I'm asking for a way to force Windows 10 to proceed with the Upgrade Installation WITHOUT having to boot into Windows 7.

I've prepared my Dad for the fact that we may need to do a clean install (7 or 10), and suggested we'd have to pull the HDD from his laptop and use my HDD cradle to scavenge for any files, but his laptop would take full disassembly (remove keyboard/etc) to get to the HDD.

Thanks for any help in allowing us to proceed with the Win 10 Upgrade Installation without having to boot into Win 7 which is corrupt. Googling hasn't given me any clue thus far.

Looking forward to people smarter than me helping me to a path forward without a loss of data and not having to take apart the laptop.

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My Dad's laptop running Windows 7 crashed the other day, and after running Startup Repair, it found that compbatt.sys was corrupt. I tried copying over a good version from my pc & recovery partition but that only resulted in a blue screen.

Today, I attempted to do an upgrade installation of Windows 10 in order to preserve his files,etc.
We have a backup, but he's not 100% sure on it's content.

I was able to boot off of the Win 10 DVD and select Upgrade Installation, but then it stops, and a message pops up (paraphrasing here) that I need to boot into Windows 7 for it to proceed.

As I am unable to boot into Windows 7 due to the corrupt system file, I'm asking for a way to force Windows 10 to proceed with the Upgrade Installation WITHOUT having to boot into Windows 7.

I've prepared my Dad for the fact that we may need to do a clean install (7 or 10), and suggested we'd have to pull the HDD from his laptop and use my HDD cradle to scavenge for any files, but his laptop would take full disassembly (remove keyboard/etc) to get to the HDD.

Thanks for any help in allowing us to proceed with the Win 10 Upgrade Installation without having to boot into Win 7 which is corrupt. Googling hasn't given me any clue thus far.

Looking forward to people smarter than me helping me to a path forward without a loss of data and not having to take apart the laptop.

Answer:Windows 10 Upgrade Installation via DVD without booting into Windows 7

Did you try just Repair option ?

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Hi All, I'm having a torrid time with booting my PC

I have a 120gb solid state drive and 250 and 500 gb spinners for storage - win7 64bit

Yesterday my pc decided not to boot (just a blank screen with a flashing cursor, nothing in the usb's) so I unplugged everythin except my solid drive and as long as i pressed f10 at beginning of boot process I could force pc to boot. As soon as I plug the 250gb spinner it won't boot at all, and just hangs

I can't figure anything out here and whats making this a nightmare gone wrong, when I try to boot from dvd for norton boot disc or windows repair, whichever of the 2 optical drives i use, it takes a very long time to load and then doesn't opperate, leaving me with no options

anyone have any suggestions before I start taking things apart?
 

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Hello,

This is my first post to this forum, but hopefully a good one! I have a PC running win2k. A few days ago, it displayed the message:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.
<windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Please reinstall a copy of the above file.

After reading about the problem, I decided to boot the computer from my win2k CD and select to repair the windows installation from my emergency disk. Well, that took care of the message displaying, but now windows does not attempt to boot at all.

Here is the twist... I have a seagate 200GB hard drive installed on the PC via a SIIG PCI UltraATA133 controller card. Since this is the case, I had to press F6 when running the recovery CD, and insert my controller card driver floppy disk.

Since the recovery process accurately found and checked my hard drive, I figured that would fix everything. But now after rebooting, it almost seems like it is not even trying to access the hard drive to boot windows anymore. After going thru the motherboard BIOS and then the controller card BIOS, it seems like it gives up (just a blank black screen) and perhaps cannot find the hard drive.

Do I need to re-install my controller card drivers again, even though I installed them during recovery when I pressed F6 and inserted the driver disk? If so, how and where do I install them?

I can still get to the hard drive using "DOS" in win2k CD recovery console, so I kn... Read more

Answer:Windows 2000 Booting Issues

Try doing a repair again, frantically hit the f6 key as before to install the drivers. This time do a fast repair and select all three options. I can't recall their names. If you can't see what i'm talking about let me know and i'll do it on a machine at work tomorrow.

Then try to boot to windows.
 

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I'm not good with this sort of tech. I installed Xubuntu on my LENOVO G700 laptop. I followed a tutorial telling me switch to UEFI mode or something and to make laptop boot from USB. I put Xubuntu on my USB.
All seemed fine but now when I turn my laptop on I can't choose to boot into windows or Xubuntu its just always Xubuntu and a black screen saying grub and the only option on that screen that works is Ubuntu. It is such a bad install that Xubuntu did not even have the software centre and so I can't install anything.
Xubuntu works without having my USB in which is annoying as I would have preferred USB boot into Xubuntu otherwise default windows or windows and xubuntu showing side by side as a dual boot so I can select which one I want to boot into.
Please anyone help me get back into windows. I've read I need a windows 8 bootable usb iso. I was lucky to find on Xubuntu desktop a folder by the name of WINDOWS 8 OS. And it has files from when I used windows. I don't want to lose these files or programs. Please help!

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I'm having an issue with a laptop that when I boot to Windows (I've tried XP MCE, XP Home, Vista Home Pre) I get huge intermittent key hits.
Doesn't matter if I'm hitting the keys fast or slow they keyboard will just go dead (all buttons) then in about 10 seconds I can key hits again but just stops again in matter of seconds.
It's not like it needs to catch up either, whatever keys I hit when it's unresponsive they do not registered at all.
I can hit the Fn button once to say activate the touchpad but then it takes about 10 seconds until I can hit it again to deactivate it.

I can plug in a USB keyboard with no problems, type as much as I want.
When the laptop keyboard is "frozen" I can still use the mouse to open folders, launch programs.

However,
I can use the laptops keyboard with no problems when:

1. I'm doing the Windows pre-install (blue screen, hit F8 to agree, what partitions you want, etc) buttons L, D, C and arrow buttons respond all day long.
2. I can boot to DOS or DOS based program (such as my hard drive format program) and use it no problem
3. I can boot to my Fedora 13 Live and type in terminal all I want.

Those have NEVER and DO NOT have a problem with the laptops keyboard.

Only when I boot to Windows (currently Vista Home Pre 32-bit)

It just "magically" started doing this a few days ago on XP MCE . I can't tell if it's hardware related because it works when not in Windows.
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Answer:Keyboard issues when booting into Windows

Sounds like a corrupted driver. Try reinstalling those drivers.

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Hello, I am not 100% sure that this topic is in the right section but here goes...

I have a portable, bootable, Windows XP Professional SP2 built with USBoot on my Toshiba 400GB external USB HDD. It works perfectly for when I run virus scanners and cleaning utilities at work as well as do photo editing and 3d modeling at school. The only problem is I've been able to boot it on every computer that supports USB 2.0 so far, except for my own computer at home.

My home computer is a Dell Dimension 8300 and it does support booting from USB devices. (I use to run Slax, and then Kubuntu off of it and they booted fine off the drive on my home system but it was frustrating to have to deal with their incompatibilities in a mostly Microsoft world...) Unfortunately now when I try to boot portable windows from it on my home system I get "Error Loading Operating System" which leads me to believe that the Bios is at fault.

An idea I had was to bootkick it from some CD or use some form of boot loader that points to the USB drive and doesn't fully rely on the Bios' ability to boot it. But I have no idea how to do that for Windows XP alone or if it's even possible. What would be really cool is if the CD could also help with booting it on systems which their Bios doesn't support USB booting, But if there's some other way that I can use to make this work I would love to hear about it.

It's 12:27 AM and I'm tired so I'm not sure if I inclu... Read more

Answer:Portable Windows XP Booting issues

Hi There

Its actually not a good idea to have windows XP on a portable drive as when you move it to a diffrent PC the configuration of the OS changes to that PC, So I would recommend Installing XP onto your home drive and do not try booting XP from a portable HDD again as this damages the files on the disk as the OS has to install new devices everytime itstarts

What you could try at work is , go system properties , advanced , enviroment varibles and set the following system varibles :Varible Name: devmgr_Show_non_present_devices Varible Value : 1

Now go to device manager and click show all devices (hidden devices) , the one's that are greyed or washed out icons , you could uninstall without affecting your system. This should work

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So I recently installed some windows updates on my desktop and then I started getting some crazy boot errors. I would get Kernal_stack_inpage_error or on some reboots I'd get unmountable boot volume. When I boot up now, the CPU gets to the page where it says Microsoft Windows XP and then it restarts itself automatically and then gives me the option to boot XP home edition or Windows recovery console for about 2 seconds and then I get the option to try it in all the safe modes (which don't work because it gets stuck at gagp30kx.sys and then automatically reboots). If I choose last know good configuration, it just reboots itself. It's become a cycle that never stops with the reboots. I've gotten a blue screen that tells me run chkdsk /f but if I can't boot xp that does me no good. This old desktop didn't come with the installation disk either. I've searched all around but nobody else seems to have this exact issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

Chris

Answer:Windows XP with Multiple Booting issues

I've gotten a blue screen that tells me run chkdsk /f but if I can't boot xp that does me no good.chkdsk (chkdsk /f is one option) can be run from the Recovery Console which it seems, you already have installed on the system to boot into. HOWEVER ... given some of your "crazy boot errors" ... I recommend that you first run the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic utility, because I suspect your hard drive may be failing.What is the brand (manufacturer's name) of the hard drive in question?To determine the hard drive manufacturer ... there are two ways you could do this:Open the box and read the label on the hard drive (you may have to remove the hard drive to see the label?).Enter the BIOS Setup Menu, and look at the information presented about the hard drive that is detected (if you have more than one hard drive, make sure it is the one that your Windows system is on): It will probably display the model number ... if not the brand name ... and then we can check that model number to determine the manufacturer.
Start tapping the appropriate key (usually the DELETE key) after powering-on the system, to enter the BIOS Setup Menu:
How To Access the BIOS Setup UtilityPlease let us know that information and I will be able to link you to the correct tool to download, and provide instructions to run the test.Edit: Correct BBCode

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My computer would not boot Windows I am getting a error message
"Diskette drive 0 seek failure"
"System volume on disk is corrupt"
what should i do I cant get on safe mode either or run a system restore

Answer:Windows Vista booting issues

Is there a disk in the floppy drive?
Have you been getting disk errors or strange behavior previous to this error during boot?

If the hard drive is dying or dead you may be able to backup your important data by using a Windows PE boot disk, a linux live CD or something like Norton Ghost.

If you don't need anything on the disk, try to run a drive diagnostic using a boot disk and see what errors, if any, are returned.

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Hi Guys,

I have a problem installing Windows Vista. The installation process works fine until after the 1st reboot that goes to "completing installation". It completely freezes at that point and after 1 hour or so goes to a black screen where i can see nothing but my mouse pointer.

I just got my laptop 2 days ago and it's brand new Vista compatible. In fact it came with Vista installed and it was working perfectly fine until I decided to reformat it so that I could check if my new hd i tried installing was the main reason for this installation failure.

I saw a post with similar problems explaining that the BIOS was in need to be updated, but my BIOS is up to date and vista compatible.

My laptop specs are as follows:

Inspiron 1720, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.2GHz, 800Mhz, 4M L2 Cache
2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2
256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600
17.0 inch Wide Screen UXGA+ TLLCD
Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem,
8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy
Intel 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini Card
Can someone please help me out! Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Vista installation freezes at &amp;amp;quot;completing installation&amp;amp;q

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I seem to have a history with Netgear. I think my father got some sort of bundle from them, so all our Wireless networking gear has been Netgear. Ive kept up this trend, recently buying a WN111v1 USB adapter for my new computer. Recently my friends and I have come to the conclusion that the USB adapter (due to being USB and not of very high bandwidth) is the reason I sometimes drop out of Skype calls while playing certain games. Other than this it works pretty well.

In any case I recently purchased a Netgear WN311B PCI Wireless adapter, to replace it and attempted to install it.

I should probably mention that before I did this I transferred my old Netgear WG311T Wireless PCI adapter from my XP machine (where it worked well if sporadically) and attempted to install that. Although installation would go fine, it would leave the device in Device Manager with a triangular yellow warning sign over it and refuse to connect to the internet.

With the new WN311B, installation doesnt even get that far.
I follow Netgears installation instructions to the letter, install the software first, install the device, then reboot. The installation instructions lead me to believe that a second set of dialog boxes should appear after the reboot, but in both the cases of the WG311T and the WN311B they do not appear. Downloading the latest software from the Netgear website does not make a difference. While Id expect the WG311T to possibly not be supported in Windows 7, Id expect the newer a... Read more

Answer:Solved: Netgear WN311B PCI Wireless adapter installation issues

Never mind. Sent it back and bought a Wireless access point instead. Works like a charm.
 

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Hello everyone, newbie here. Here are the specs to my pc that has been giving me booting issues:

fx 53-939 pin
asus a8v/wireless edition-american megatrends bios-latest version
1 gig mushkin ram pc 3200/low latency/heatspreaders
liteon cd-rw
liteon dvd
western digital 120 gig SATA/7200 rpm/8 mb cache
ati x 800 xt p.e.-cat 4.8
sound blaster audigy 2 zs
enermax 600 watt noisetaker
creative labs megaworks speakers
windows home edition (service pack 1)
dx 9.0b


My problem is that the pc tends to not reliably boot up. Sometimes it will get to the windows home edition loading screen and then just hang there. Or it will make it to the blue welcome screen and then hang there. Also, sometimes it will make it to the desktop, but the bottom tool bar is gone.

Nothing is overclocked and temps are fine. It does this randomly. Lately, it has been booting fine. I have not yet reformatted/reinstalled windows. I ran memtest through three passes with no errors. I also ran Western Digital diagonistics (quick test and extended test) on the hard drive with no errors.

I ran norton anti virus, none detected.

Could it be a driver issue for the SATA drive? I am not familiar with this type of drive. I checked the driver date on the SATA drive and its like 7/7/2001.

Any ideas? I appreciate any help, cause this is driving me buggy.Thanks!
 

Answer:Windows Home Edition booting issues

hmmmm it occassionally hangs there..... tricky. perhaps your windows folder has become corrupt and needs to be repaired in the windows setup options? is everything set to correct in BIOS and have you got all the latest drivers for your hardware? (can get them free at www.driverguide.com )
 

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Hello...I will start from the begining .

I bought the Acer V5 and tried booting it up...it came with boot-up Linux which means nothing to me so I made a Windows 8 bootable USB and the problems started. First I could'n find the USB and after enabling the Legacy mode it finally found it and booted from it. Turned out the partitions are GPT and as I made the USB MBR it couldn't install so I canceled which I guess was my mistake but there was no other option. After that I created the bootable USB with GPT partition scheme and tried again. Unfortunately this time I got something called GNU GRUB....wth? I googled around and found the commands required for booting - root (hd1,0), then chainloader +1 and finally boot. Then I get the famous The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors with Status: 0xc000000e. Of course tried that couple of more times but still to no avail. I cannot recover or repair as Windows was never really installed, so I don't know what to do....Hopefully someone here would be able to help. Thanks in advance guys.

Petar
 

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I'm having some troubles trying to get Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit dual-booted with Windows 10 64 bit.

Firstly, I burned the latest ISO from the official Ubuntu website to an 8GB USB formatted to FAT-32 using Universal-USB-Installer.

I then restarted my computer and changed the USB boot order to position 1, proceeding to boot through the USB and then selected the 'Try ubuntu' option. The computer successfully launched into the Ubuntu operating system, however when I selected the install desktop icon and have confirmed setup installation, I am greeted with the following error:





Force UEFI Installation? This machines's firmware has started this installer in UEFI mode but it looks like there maybe existing operating systems already installed using BIOS compatibility mode, If you continue to install Debian in UEFI mode, it might be difficult to reboot into any BIOS-mode operating system.




I looked around to find the cause, I've tried disabling Fast Boot in the BIOS and Windows 10 operating system as well as looking for alternative installation approaches using Legacy (non UEFI) BIOS, however the issue still seems to be occurring.

Could anyone help me with this please, can provide more information on request.

Answer:Issues dual booting Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10

This tutorial worked for me:

Installing Ubuntu/Linux Mint on UEFI System with Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10
http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thr...ndows-8-8-1-10

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I'm having some troubles trying to get Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit dual-booted with Windows 10 64 bit.

Firstly, I burned the latest ISO from the official Ubuntu website to an 8GB USB formatted to FAT-32 using Universal-USB-Installer.

I then restarted my computer and changed the USB boot order to position 1, proceeding to boot through the USB and then selected the 'Try ubuntu' option. The computer successfully launched into the Ubuntu operating system, however when I selected the install desktop icon and have confirmed setup installation, I am greeted with the following error:





Force UEFI Installation? This machines's firmware has started this installer in UEFI mode but it looks like there maybe existing operating systems already installed using BIOS compatibility mode, If you continue to install Debian in UEFI mode, it might be difficult to reboot into any BIOS-mode operating system.




I looked around to find the cause, I've tried disabling Fast Boot in the BIOS and Windows 10 operating system as well as looking for alternative installation approaches using Legacy (non UEFI) BIOS, however the issue still seems to be occurring.

Could anyone help me with this please, can provide more information on request.

Answer:Issues dual booting Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10

This tutorial worked for me:

Installing Ubuntu/Linux Mint on UEFI System with Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10
http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thr...ndows-8-8-1-10

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my computer doesn't seem to want to boot! however when it does actually boot and run windows, it works fine as far as i can tell. in the systems configurations all the devices show to be working properly. this is my 1st build and i am learning as i go, any useful suggestions would be greatly appreciated. note: whenever i get the computer booted and running, it works fine but when i shut it down and then turn it back on later, i have to start all over again. i get error messages and a blue screen.

system specs:
ASUS M4N75TD MOTHERBOARD
ASUS N-13 WIRELESS CARD/ADAPTER
ASUS ENGTS250X2 GRAPHICS CARDS
APEVIA WARLOCK 750 WATT PSU
AMD PHENOM IIX4 955 3.20 PROCESSOR
ASUS DVD +/- RW (SATA) PLUGINS
SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200RPM 32MB CACHE 1TB INTERNAL HDD (SATA) PLUGINS
WINDOWS 7 64BIT FULL OEM VERSION
4 ONBOARD COOLERMASTER CASE FANS 1X120MM AND 3X140MM
error codes are as follows:0x00000024 (0x00000000001904fb, 0xfffff880042f4108,0xfffff880042f3960, 0xfffff8000c1f5000)

0x00000019 (0x0000000000000020, 0xfffff8a00845c20, 0xfffff8a00845cc50, 0x0000000005030106)

their seems to be different error codes on each unsuccessful boot. however when windows does load properly, the computer works fine, or until i try to download. example: (downloading drivers) then i get the blue screen with the crash dump!

Answer:booting issues/crash dump with windows 7

STOP 24 errors...can indicate a problem with either the NTFS file system...the hard drive itself...or Windows file ntfs.sys.I would try the chkdsk /r command equivalent in Win 7, http://www.webtlk.com/2010/02/25/how-to-fi...d-in-windows-7/.If that fails, it's probably the file system or hard drive, IMO.Louis

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So backstory time. I built a desktop and threw in my laptop HDD and installed the proper drivers, and everything was perfect. Then I decided I should probs get rid of my Music partition and instead integrate it into my main Windows one (not even sure why I made a separate partition). So I went into another Windows install on a separate HDD and copied over my music to transfer back to my HDD, since I don't have enough space on it. Then here's what seems to have messed it up: I deleted the Music partion (which was to the left of Windows) and extended the laptop Windows HDD inside a different Windows drive. Now when I try and boot with either System Reserved or Windows as active, it takes 5-10 minutes on "Preparing Windows" after I sign in, it just boots to black desktop with a mouse. ctrl+alt+delete pops up right, but task manager doesn't open; ctrl+L also locks the PC. It has the same results with Safe Mode with Networking enabled. /ScanOS shows no Windows OSes. I have no restore points made, so I gotta figure out what to do. I have 8.1 Pro that I will upgrade to as soon as Windows works again, as the OEM code from the laptop doesn't work on the desktop. Honestly, if you can tell me a way to keep my programs and Appdata working fine on a fresh Pro install, it'll work perfectly.

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Hi, all. I'm in the middle of installing Windows 7 Pro x64, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation". This occurs after I click "Load Driver" and select my Rapid Storage Tech driver from my USB stick.

This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

I've even tried rebuilding my Windows 7 image in RT Seven Lite with the "Force Unsigned driver integration" checkbox checked. I still get the message after burning that ISO, and retrying the installation. How do I force unsigned driver installation?

Answer:[SOLVED] Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation

Nevermind, I just let the install finish as normal, and I haven't gotten any bluescreens. For future thread visitors, just make sure your SATA mode in the BIOS is set to "AHCI", and not "Compatibility", and you should be fine.

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Hey,

So I had a problem today in which Windows decided that it wouldn't boot, Instead it would just reboot constantly

This happened after I heard a ticking noise from my computer, things started to freeze, and so i had to restart. When I tried to turn it back on I had the above problem.

NOW, I tried to use Windows Repair option that is there by default. It loads up the blue windows background, gives me a pointer but then doesnt do anything.

I have a W7 repair disc, I booted to it. That too done the exact same thing, it lets me choose the language/keyboard style to use and then sits on the blue windows background and gives me no options.

Finally, I have a full W7 installation disc that I booted to. I tried the repair option and got the same problem as before.

I also clicked the "Install Now" button and it has been stuck on "setup is starting" for over 10 minutes now, with no hope of it doing anything.

So currently I cannot repair or install Windows. I assumed it was a harddrive failure, but why wont my disc based solutiions even work?

Any help would be great, thanks

Answer:Issues with Windows booting, Windows repair and trying to reinstall

Brumski some system specs mate please that ticking sound sounds like a hard drive to me but without any specs mate it is hard to tell you what to do.

System Info - See Your System Specs

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Refer to Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet for all the images I use in this post.

I restarted my computer this morning (2013 Toshiba Portege Z930) and was greeted with this error (image 1).

After some research I decided to load a bootable windows 10 onto a USB via another computer (64-bit) which I am fairly sure I did correct and then restarted my computer and held F12 which brang me to image 2.

I tried booting it through the USB but gave me the same error (image 1) as did all the other options except for HAD recovery which brang me to a different error (image 3) on this second error I had two other options but selecting either of these would just make the screen flicker.

I'm sure I'm the right track I feel I'm just doing something slightly wrong. Should I try rebooting a different windows OS? (Would this clean my HD?)

All help is greatly appreciated
 

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Hi ,
  I have updated my laptop to (inspiron 14Z 5423) to windows 10 on july 29 . After upgrading , wifi options and wifi settings didn't show up in the settings menu. I tried to run dell diagnostic tools but  all the results are shown as  "passed" (how could it happen??..) and i thought it might be due to driver issues and tried to re-install the wifi drivers . to my surprise , i couldn't  find any drivers in the dell site and  after performing "detect service tag for driver update."..it says drivers are upto date.
  So .. after complete disappointment .. i rolled back my OS to windows 8.1 and everything worked fine . Again on august 1st...a menu popped  up on my laptop saying ...your laptop  is good to upgrade as  DELL team tested and no sign of any issues..bla bla. I thought may be this time the upgrade may work and updated my OS..and again disappointed to notice that wifi failed to detect in windows 10.So .left  with no option..i tried  "Reset" option in windows 10 for clean install .

  This time wifi worked and i am happy and  "sound" failed to detect. Again ran all those dell diagnostics...all the results show "passed" . Tried to download dell sound drivers.. from dell site but i could not see anything in the site
while running tests in the boot menu ..i have encountered  blue screen error and from then my laptop failed to boot and i could onl... Read more

Answer:Dell Inspiron 14Z 5423 windows 10 booting issues ??

Hi douglas, 
      Does  your laptop have warranty?. if so you can call dell support to fix the laptop
sgasrock
I think i have a possible solution by replacing cmos battery. since i don't have warranty and majority of the tech people  bluntly say it is motherboard or chipset failure. please open the youtube link and find a "James C" comment which says he fixed the 3 beeps  by changing a cmos battery
www.youtube.com/watch
I suggest this solution ..only if you dont have warranty and moreover i was thinking to change cmos battery after purchasing it

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Refer to https://m.imgur.com/a/Y61tG for all the images I use in this post.
I restarted my computer this morning (2013 Toshiba Portege Z930) and was greeted with this error (image 1).
After some research I decided to load a bootable windows 10 onto a USB via another computer (64-bit) which I am fairly sure I did correct and then restarted my computer and held F12 which brang me to image 2.
I tried booting it through the USB but gave me the same error (image 1) as did all the other options except for HAD recovery which brang me to a different error (image 3) on this second error I had two other options but selecting either of these would just make the screen flicker.
I'm sure I'm the right track I feel I'm just doing something slightly wrong. Should I try rebooting a different windows OS? (Would this clean my HD?)
All help is greatly appreciated!

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Hi,
I'm having quite a few issues with my computer and just don't know enough to know what to do or where to start with what the root problem(s) are...or if this is even the right board to post to! I just want my computer to a point where it runs well again and to keep it that way.

Here's some info about my computer. I hope it's helpful to start with:
Windows Vista
Dell Vostro VOSTRO_200
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E7200 @2.53 GHz
3 GB RAM
32-bit Operating System

Here are the biggest issues lately:

1. On startup, the fan runs really hard and fast...almost like an engine revving up. It also does it if the computer has gone to sleep after inactivity. If the screen is left on, the computer will wake itself back up after a period of time and the fan will rev like it does on startup. This doesn't seem like a good thing...but I have no clue what to do.

2. Recently, I've been deleting old photos and files that aren't needed and using Slim Cleaner+ to clean up my computer to help it run better. Today, something happened after I did a run with the program and I started getting messages every time I navigated to a new page in firefox that said Adobe Flash 11.8 r800 (or something like it) has stopped working. I updated my firefox and went to reboot my system...and it didn't want to reboot. I had to hit ctl/alt/del to get to the option to go to boot system and managed to get my computer going that way.

3. I'm not sure if this is an internet problem or a computer problem...our browser h... Read more

Answer:Windows Vista...Booting/Fan Issues & Slow running

Can't anyone help me?

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I installed windows XP OEM on my laptop and eliminated the partitioned hard-drive. Instead of having a 15 gig hard drive I know have only 5.62 gig. What happened to the other D: drives 10 gigs. I also have a 1.0 processor, but after the installation it shows that I only have a 695mhz processor. How can I fix this stuff.
 

Answer:Windows XP OEM installation Issues

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Hello. I need some help. Please forgive me if i sound stupid. I am trying to install Windows 7 64 bit on my PC.

I can give you some background info, I have a Dell Inspirion that came with Windows 7 64 & 32 installed. Last year I ended up getting viruses on my PC, I had it cleaned and fixed. The person that repaired my PC wiped everything (Dell backup, factory reset etc) (at the time I didn't like that the Dell backup option was gone, but nothing could be done). Now about a few months ago, I ended up getting another virus, Windows Essential and Offender could not remove the virus. I was able to get the PC without any issues, but I did not want to pay bills online, sign into accounts etc.

I ended up downloding and installing Windows 8 Evaulations from Microsoft. After the PC restarted I ended up getting a signature error message. I tried the system restore option that did not work. I even backed up my boyfriend's PC (that is a Dell Inspirion) to try to restore, factory reset and etc. That did not work.

I purchased Windows 7 repair/reinstall disk that did not work. Whenever I try to reisntall Windows 7, the system complete the reinstallation process, the PC restarts and go back to Installation Screen (Language, Time & Currency, & Keyboard input). Did it a few times, same outcome.

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Answer:Windows 7 Installation Issues (PLEASE HELP)

On the first Installation reboot, remove the Windows 7 DVD from the DVD drive.

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Well, earlier today I upgraded to a 64bit win7 ultimate OS. After the installation was about to finish and take me to the desktop screen it restarted saying fail to start or somthing simular the pc then restarted again and still failed to start win7 so I basicly had to do a full system recovery nowI'm not quite sure on what to do.

System Spec.

Operating System System ModelWindows Vista Home Premium (build 6000)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United Kingdom) GATEWAY GM5074B 210
System Serial Number: GSG7321000195

Processor a Main Circuit Board b1.87 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: Intel Corporation DG965OT AAD75595-201
Serial Number: BQOT7030000J
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. MQ96510J.15A.0373.2007.0316.1351 03/16/2007

Drives Memory Modules c,d320.07 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
298.95 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H652D ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 5
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Hitachi HDT725032VLA380 [Hard drive] (320.07 GB) -- drive 0, SMART Status: Healthy
SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB Device (2.00 GB) -- drive 1, s/n u, SMART Status: Healthy 2030 Megabytes Usable Installed M... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Installation Issues.

Make your Recovery Disks if you haven't already, wipe the HD from the booted Win7 DVD, then clean reinstall. If you have an Upgrade version, you'll have to do one of the workarounds in the Clean Install tutorial to clean install without Vista on the HD:

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Before installing make sure you have the latest BIOS version for your computer or mobo model, and set the SATA controller to AHCI first, then IDE if necessary.

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dear reader,                      I  hav a lenovo z500 (under warranty) i formatted the disk partitions to change to mbr so that i could install windows 7 as windows 8 was cazing really very much of problems to me  but windows 7 is czing the same problems to me n as windows 8 is no pretty good due to the recent microsoft updates i want to switch bk to my default disk partitions n reinstall windows 8 . i was unable to find product key as its in bios and really not able to find any iso of windows 8 online. how do i install my windows 8 bk on my pc i tried microsoft but it asks for product key n i m unable to get my key from bios. plz help i m in real mess my laptop boots in 60-120 seconds n sometyms till runs very laggy n i hate it  caz i upgraded over my core 2 duo to i5 just caz of lagg n its happening all over again. PLZ SOME KIND HEARTED MAN HELP ME GET OVER THIS PLZand how can i change bk to my default partitions as i remember i changed to mbr in cmd can i change it bk to default ones from cmd? if yes then how can i install windows 8 bk in my laptop. Thanking you Divey.

Answer:windows installation issues

Since you have already formatted your HDD, you have lost the Recovery partition from Lenovo.--- Can you confirm if you formatted the whole HDD or only C: ? Now, there is no easy way to re-install the Win 8 if you have lost your OKR (One Key Recovery functionality) -  1) You can purchase a Win 8 from Microsoft..2) You can purchase the recovery discs from Lenovo. I would go with the first option.

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I've an Acer Aspire T, which had Windows 8 preloaded.  I wanted Windows 7, so I purchased an OEM disc from Microsoft.  Running the disk failed multip-le times, until I enabled CSM in the BIOS.  The install disc ran this time, but it loaded with very strange graphics: blotchy parts, a highly-pixellated display, and unclear screen dimensions.  I continued through with the installation, and everything worked.  Upon the final reboot, the system maintained those strange graphics, and even failed to recognize ethernet cables.  I tried reinstalling chipset drivers, ethernet port drivers (so I could update everything else that way), but no dice.  I am completely confused as to what to do.

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Hello,
I am running Windows 7 Professional on a Dell XPS8200. I have tried several times to download and install Windows 10 Pro. Each time has been unsuccessful. Each time, I received the error message C1900101-4000D. I also received the message "Service registration
missing or corrupt" and Windows update error 0x80070057. However, I ran a check of my system and no registry corruption or issues were found. Please help.


Thanks.

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Hi everyone! I need help! I tried to install win 7 on my pc, wich previously had on it the same version of win,i.e. win7 , but i encountered a problem so i couldn't finish the installation. During installation process (i wanted to do a custom installation, therefore i started my pc by booting the CD containing the windows7), when i had to choose the partition on wich to install windows I wanted to be the same partition containing the old windows but foolishly i formated it first. So after i formated it i selected it as the one on wich the windows to be installed. After step COPYING WINDOWS FILES was checked, installation stoped at step EXPANDING WINDOWS FILES. It appeared a window that says: The installation was canceled; windows cannot install required files.the file may be corrupt or missing.Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart the installation. Error code : 0*80070017.
I repeated the install process several times ,nothing changed.
I tried to start my pc normally but appears every time this: Windows boot manager; windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1.insert your windows disk and restart computer.
2.choose your lang settings and click Next.
3.click "repair your computer"
I took all these steps but when i do'repair your computer' shows up a window "system recovery options" in wich appears another one "searching for windows installations".this search brings no result and t... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 installation-issues

Let's stop doing [que FDR] again and again what has not worked.  Take a very long careful look at the DVD -- are there any stray scratches, mars, blemishes, fingerprints, faults, etc.?  If so, apply a micro-filter[?] specially-designed cloth and carefully in an "across-the-tracks" motion buff out any such undesired blemishes and whatnots.  Also, get a good proper cleaning CD-DVD for the computer's cd-dvd drive.  Perhaps let dc3 or Hamlius advise 'cause they know of the best cleaning materials to buy and use.  I haven't really kept up with that part of technology, so I'll be listenin' in.
  Then, if the DVD will boot into the first blue menu, only choose the default-format HD, default-clean-install of Windows.  If you have more than one HD, if possible, dis-engage any internal or external HD until install is finished.

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Hello all- I'm trying to install Win 7 on my lenovo x60 tablet laptop.  During the installation, I get a prompt that says it cannot load the proper CD ROM drivers and it asks where to get them.  I've checked Lenovo's site for these drivers and I cannot find specific drivers for the CD-RW.  Additionally, I cannot get around this error message to install the OS.  I was able to install the RC1 candidate just fine but not the RTM. Anyone have this issue or know of a way around it?  Any help would be appreciated!

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Hi, I'm having some problems reinstalling Windows XP. I deleted the partitions on my hard drive to start on a clean slate and made 2 new ones. I put in the Windows XP cd, and the setup started. I selected the partition I wanted it installed on, and it proceeded to format it then copied the XP files to the drive. It then said it would restart and continue the setup but when it restarts it just says these two messages at the bottom as well as lists the PCI Devices:

"Verifiying DMI Pool Data ....... ......
AMD DAta Change...Update New Data to DM1!

- < that blinks really fast.

But nothing happens. The setup doesn't continue or anything. Any help would be great! Thanks.

Answer:Windows XP Installation Issues

Did you disconnect all external peripherals except the monitor, keyboard and mouse, and be sure those are not USB, or wireless. Any internal USB card should also be removed.

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Hello,

Before I start I would like to say I have been all over Google but cant find anything on that.

Basically I have recently bought a small desktop computer which came pre loaded with just "Free DOS" which made it a lot cheaper, so I thought I stick Windows 7 on it when it arrived.

Upon booting from USB it goes through the normal phase of "Windows is loading files" then it comes to the assembly of the Microsoft logo which it does not finish it just displays the attached BSOD.

Now trying to install it with the disc is an odd issue as when you press F12 to get to the boot manager it takes about 10 mins to give me the option to select the disc drive, upon doing this nothing happens and it just loads DOS that was preloaded now, looking on the website where I bought it from it does say Windows 7 drivers available, so I would assume Windows 7 would work. Further more is cant be a disc drive issue as trying to boot Ubuntu works instantly with no issues.

An even stranger issue, I made my Windows 8 USB bootable and it sailed through this with no problems what so ever, however I do not wish to use Windows 8 as mine is not genuine however my copy of 7 is.

Now I have tried all different options in the BIOS and set back to default each time I have tried a setting and it has not worked I have tried all combinations but it still will not work. I also tried installing Windows 7 within Windows 8 but halfway through the installation of 7 it displays th... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 installation issues

Bug Check 0xA5: ACPI_BIOS_ERROR (Windows Debuggers)

Try updating your BIOS. Otherwise, try what's remarked in the Resolution section on that page, and try to disable ACPI mode during install.

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Hi Guys,

I've tried installing build 7057 several times to different disks and from different sources but each time the installation is successful, but then on first boot I get a dekstop with cursor and nothing else (except the watermark in bottom right).

I tried ctrl+alt+del but nothing happens, left it for hours but no change and safe mode says you cant complete the installation in safe mode.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

leigh

Answer:Windows 7 Installation Issues

Try press Ctrl + Shift + Esc... This will start Task Manager. Run a new task and type "Explorer" without the quotes in the dialog box

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So i took the dive and decided i'm going to build my own pc im a smart guy i can handle it right? Well apparently not. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rPmWnQ that is my build now for some reason my bios is not picking up my ssd at all for me to install windows (i'm installing from a flash drive not sure if its important but the more ya know.) There is an option for me to install drivers for the storage device its not detecting within the windows installation but i can't seem to find drivers for it anywhere online and it did not come with a disk.What can i do to get it to pick up on my ssd so i can install windows. I have already ruled out it being a bad cable.
 

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