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Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

Question: Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

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, I tried running "chkdsk c: /r" through the command prompt on the disk, which also had no effect.

The RC version, which I've been running for something like 9 months now, has never given me any problems, but the final version just won't install properly it seems.

All help is appreciated

Thanks in advance,
Ligor

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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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So just to get this out there, i already know that it is caused by a hardware problem. The reason why is because this started happening after i replaced my case and psu.

Here is a video i made about the problem YouTube - HELP! Windows 7 Not Booting Up!

And just to let everyone know, i dont have the repairs disks that came with my computer and i dont have a recovery image.

Could someone please help me figure out why it is not booting?

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly

I think your hard driver is the problem or you installed something that had virus on it and removed your win files.

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Help Needed
I installed windows 8
but after few days it started taking forever to load
furthermore i didnt like it too much
so when i formatted it and installed windows 7
it installed ok but at the end of installation it gave
"logon personalization failed" error and when i tried booting from dvd an error comes which does not load win 7
now i have installed back win 8
but it is giving error failed \boot\bcd
can anyone tell me wats this error
and how to fix it
 

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My computer has had the power randomly shut off while running by mistake and soon after this happened my computer started freezing and the image would go pixelated and the sound would make a sound i would describe as a digital screech the pixel would jump around. I Shut down my computer manually after it did it that last time and now my windows wont boot properly, sometimes it freezes at the windows booting scroll thing and sometimes it passes that and freezes at the black screen right after it. Im looking for some ideas on how this can be fixed any help would be appreciated. Also i know little about computers so steps on how to do things would be nice

Answer:Windows not Booting properly

Welcome
These instructions, may get you to boot and then solve the problem

If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD.
Hard Disc Controller must be set to IDE in BIOS and Bios must be set to boot from the CD Boot Priority - Change

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options. Choose an option tht will not cause you to lose your stuff.

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.





Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and... Read more

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When I tried to restart my computer the last 3- times Windows failed to boot up and I was left wtih a blackscreen. I had manually turn my computer off/on which gave me an option to 'Use last settings to run Windows that worked' or something like that.

HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 07:38, on 3/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Network Adapter with SpeedBooster\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Network Adapter with SpeedBooster\WMP54GSv1_1.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
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Answer:Windows not booting properly

up we go

On many further reboots the problem still persists.
 

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I'm running windows XP SP3 on a HP PC. The computer was switched off while running during a power cut last week and now won't boot properly.

It loads as normal up to the desktop background but nothing else loads, the desktop is blank with no tray or icons, the only thing that runs is task manager if I press ctrl-alt-del. I've used task manager to run chkdsk and system file checker but this hasn't helped.

I've tried booting into safe mode but the same happens - it loads to a point but nothing other than blank desktop background appears. The same happens when I booted into ''last known good configuration'', and safe mode with networking.

I purchased the PC from PC world and didn't get any repair/reinstall CD's. There is an image of the factory settings saved on the hard drive that is supposed to be used to reformat/reinstall by pressing F10 to get into system recovery but I can't access this now either, when I press F10 it takes me to the safe mode options that ive already tried.

I've ordered the recovery disks from HP, waiting for them to arrive but they are SP2, I have since upgraded to XP3. Is it possible to run a repair install with SP2 disks or would I need to uninstall SP3 first? How would I uninstall SP3 when I can't boot properly? Is there any other way of fixing/checking the system if all i can access is the task manager?

Any help/advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows XP not booting properly

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Hi guys,
Just tried installing Windows 10, I got through all the first part where it said it was copying my files and installing the os.
I then got a blank screen for about half an hour solid so I thought it would be a problem with my machine so I powered it down and turned it back on.. It now goes past my boot menu, loads the windows icon with the spinning loading thing then goes to a black screen for a few seconds and then restarts... its been doing this continuously for over an hour now and I've tried to fix it by going into the bios, exiting and then running pc diagnosis through the windows 10 help/reset thing. It can't find any problems and just tells me to shut down my computer and hey Ho, the same thing occurs.. This is really annoying me now because I don't know whether or not my laptop is **ed because I'm not sure what to do..
I've tried putting windows 10 onto a USB flash drive and booting from that but my laptop isn't registering it..
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Tony.

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This is SO MUCH like the problems I had with my Acer E15 1tb intel N3530 laptop!!! DITCH WINDOWS 10!!! and go back to the original W8.1 operating system!! the problem is that NO_ONE on here KNOWS what the answer is to this problem!! GET RID OF W10!!! its really not worth the effort!! your laptop will jam up COMPLETELY soon and you will HAVE to go back to the origin factory settings!!! I got told off for being SO FURIOUS in my description of this heap of grit (you know what I mean!!!???) have to put PC Politically correct namby pamby words to satisfy the BRIGADE of anal retents on here who only pick and tear apart a VALID AND LEGITIMATE post!!! Latpopdunce

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The computer I'm using now is about 15 years old. So, you can see why I need it fixed.



Important information:

I tried booting in safe mode, but it just lists a bunch of Windows system files. After that, it reboots itself.
I do not have a startup/recovery disk because it's a different computer that we didn't use
Unfortunately, I do not have the Windows XP disc with me. I only have a Windows 98 Second Edition disc (for the computer being used now.)
I'm thinking that re-installing Windows won't work as it may be a graphics card problem/driver problem (but I'm not sure).
This all seemed to happen after one shut down. When I started it up again, this problem occured. I did not do anything different to it.
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Before this happened, everything was all laggy. I managed to fix it. After a few bootups after I fixed it, the problem occured.
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Answer:Windows XP not booting up properly...

Hi Killerred005 and welcome to TSF !

If you can't boot in safe mode with command prompt to run a check disk you'll need to borrow a retail XP CD or wait till you can get yours. Enter the BIOS at startup, change the boot order priority to CD-rom first, press enter to boot from the XP CD when prompted to do so, press 'R' to access the recovery console, if needed select your installation of windows and enter the admin password (press enter if left blank) and from the c:\windows\ command prompt type chkdsk c: /R. Tell us if it found any errors on the drive and retry to start in safe mode.

Please give us more informations about your system specs. If this is some brand computer then give us the brand and model, else look at the posting system specs link in my sig. What's the motherboard, video card and power supply ?

Open the computer case and check that there's no dust on the fans and heatsinks. Check that all fans are spinning. Enter the BIOS at startup and look for the hardware monitor or pc health status screen. Report your temps, fan speeds and voltages.

Unhook all external and unneeded devices, use a PS/2 mouse and keyboard, revert to the integrated video if available (remove the dedicated video card and change the setting in the BIOS accordingly), leave only the system drive and retry to start in safe mode.

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Registry Keys Infected: 6
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 4

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
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Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic, a description of your computer issues, and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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The problem:
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1) Using the boot USB we used to install windows and selecting the repair option
2) Tried running automatic repair; doesn't work
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One thing to point out, you don't need to reformat just reinstall windows. This way you can just grab the steam games from the windows.old folder and not have to red download anything. Afterwards you can delete the folder to save space.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
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I feel like this is an explorer.exe issue. Any thoughts?

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Answer:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 not booting properly.

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Answer:Windows 7 not booting properly after weird restart...

This has been a ridiculous few days. Lots of things that I haven't been able to explain or reproduce have happened, so I'm hoping I'll be able to pinpoint the cause of this. However, I think this might be a hardware issue now, even though I originally thought it was going to be software, so if I would get better help in the hardware thread (especially if it is indeed a hardware problem) can a mod move this for me?
 

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Can any one help me on this?

Answer:Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

First thing to do is run an extended (NOT just 10 minute) diagnostic on the hard drive.  If you need further assistance, post the results of that (numeric error codes) along with the full model information - i.e., Inspiron N5110, XPS L501x, etc.).

Press F12 a few times immediately after powering on to get into the diagnostics.

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At this point, the system won't even boot properly unless it's in safe-mode; attempts to do otherwise result in a blue-screen crash/re-start, and standard virus scans and the like don't seem to do much.

I also apologize for a lack of understanding of general help procedure - it's been a while since I've posted here.
 

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I will gladly provide any other information needed to help assess the problem. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

Answer:Windows 7 Installation via USB, not working properly

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Try setting your HD to first boot in the BIOS then your USB Drive selected as second boot ... Read the Tutorial below it will also help you ...

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hello there,
I'm using Windows XP (SP1).
I just tried to install Norton Personal Firewall 2005. Went fine until it suggested I reboot for all new settings to take effect. Everything looked like it was working until i got a blank screen. the 'internet connection' windows came up, allowing me to connect to the internet. Fine, I thought, this happens sometimes when I do a virus/spyware scan on restarting. However, the screen just stays blank.
the same thing happens in all logins, including administrator. Also does the same in safe mode.

any ideas? )
 

Answer:Can't log into Windows properly after Firewall installation

Have you got a Bootable Floppy Disk and your Windows XP CD?
 

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Hi guys,

I have a problem and I've tried to figure it out for the whole day now.

It's mind-boggling and SUPER frustrating at the same time.

Basically I installed a fresh copy of Windows 8.1 Pro to my computer and when I plug both DVI cables into the GTX 750Ti (I run Dual monitors) it goes to the 'Windows 8 Blue logo start up but then suddenly my monitors have no signal (and my mouse turns off, aka it looks like my USB shutsdown) but my mobo is still on + cpu fans/case fans, etc.

So I tried using the IGPU and it works fine, you can plug one DVI into the IGPU DVI out, and one monitor DVI to the GTX750Ti and it will boot into windows fine.

The biggest thing that boggles me is that upon a fresh install it worked fine, AND I can reinstall windows fine again, but it *SEEMS* like after I install the NVIDIA graphics card drivers it starts happening again and I can only use IGPU to boot into windows. Now, when I first installed windows it was working fine, till I shut it down and it won't boot again hence having to try IGPU. I tried formatting, I've tried everything!

All my parts are brand new, I've tried everything there is to try, and googled alot (I've enabled/disabled secureboot multiple times, I've done 'primary display adapter 'PCI-E' and switched between them), I've tried almost everything!

My specs are as follows:

ASUS Geforce GTX750Ti GPU
Asrock H97M-ITX/ac MOBO
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I'm downgrading from 8.1 to 7 again (tried 8.1 for two weeks and hated it) but I've run into a problem when installing.

I've formatted the hard drive (fat32) from a Macbook.

I also disabled Secure Boot in the BIOS.

The laptop powers up and let's me boot from disc, it loads the files but then it just stops doing anything. I left it for 30 minutes with no change before I repeated the process, the same thing happened again - nothing.


I've taken some (bad, sorry) photos of it to show you where it gets. If anyone could help me I'd really appreciate it, I've downgraded this laptop before so I know it's possible, just not sure why it's throwing a tantrum now!

I'm currently running a full hard drive test while I find (or am given) a solution.

Thank you all

Answer:Windows 7 Installation Disc Will Not Load Properly

Hello Aimee. Is your installation disc an original or burned one? There could be an issue with the disc.
You could try downloading the ISO and burning a new one and see if that helps?

Download Windows 7 ISOs, Legally and for Free | PCsteps.com

If not you may need to reformat the HDD again from the pc you want to install Windows on.

A good tool to try is this one:

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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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I did an upgrade installation of windows 7 using vista, and purposely selected the 'upgrade' option in the hope that it would transfer all my files across, but it failed.

During the installation it came up with a 'driver not found' message. (or something like that) It then exited the setup and said that any changes made to the system so far will not be saved.

Then it restarted and came up with a DOS window inside windows 7 saying something about an 'X' drive, which i don't even have! I exited and it resarted again.

Then when it restarted there were 2 options, something like:
1. Windows recovery/rollback
2. Startup using vista.

I selected the vista option and it carried on installing. I created a new username and password and w/e and completed the setup. Then then said "starting windows 7 for the first time".

Now windows 7 is working but its like its done a brand new install and hasnt transferred all my files, settings and programs properly like I'd hoped. (The username that I created in the setup is new.)

Instead its scattered them all around in these 4 folders in the Vista C drive:

$INPLACE.~TR
$UPGRADE.~OS
$WINDOWS.~LS
$WINDOWS.~Q

Everything is still there, but its all been separated and spread around in the above folders. Inside the INPLACE and WINDOWSQ ones there's even a folder named after my old vista account.

It seems like it made a back up of all my files and data in these folders but failed to impor... Read more

Answer:Upgrade installation from vista to windows 7 FAILED - files not properly transferred!

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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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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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~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...

A friend of mi... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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:


I need to install Windows 7 from a cd-rom I hav... Read more

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'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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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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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 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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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,

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

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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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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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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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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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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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okay. well i know absolutley *nothing* about computers.
but. my computer isnt booting up propery. i think thats the right word. when it loads when you turn it on? well it doesnt do that.
i turn it on, and the screen is blak. nothing happens. i wait a few minutes, press the reset button, and *sometimes* the monitor button turns green, like its trying to boot-up, but then goes back to orange. i do this several times, sometimes it works, and stays green and boots up. but some nights im there for seven hours trying to turn it on to finnish coursework. and i think i need to try and fix it.
 

Answer:PC not booting up properly

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When I turn on my computer it loads up which seems okay... I don't know if it should take So long loading 'TFTP' and then after that, it comes up 'Windows loading' afterwards it reboots and goes through the same process. I can't log on with 'last good configuration' either - only safe mode. I have no idea what's going out. Thanks in advance to whoever's helping me out.

Answer:Not booting up properly

FWIW: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trivial_File_Transfer_ProtocolI'd never heard of TFTP until you posted.Exactly what does this onscreen message state...and exactly when does it appear?Louis

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Hi,

I have XP Pro installed which has been running without any problems on my laptop. This morning when I booted up, I logged in and then nothing happened - I merely get a blue screen. The only thing I can access via 'Ctrl, Alt, Delete' is the Windows Security Box. When I open the 'Task Manager' screen, it shows that no programs have loaded. I can see that several services are running.
I can view all folders and files through 'Task Manger'. I can copy files from 'Task Manager' onto my memory stick. I am not able to start any programs either. I am able to shut down okay.

I have tried the following without any success:
1. Booting in safe mode - same outcome
2. Used a Win XP CD to boot up with and tried to recover -
3. ran a chkdsk - seems HDD is okay

I am currently running WinXP SP1
I have not loaded any new programs or harware recently.
I have an up to date AntiVirus program - Panda Titanium IS 2006

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Rich
 

Answer:XP Pro not booting up properly!

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I had problems with my pc last week and have just got around to looking at it. When i try and boot up it wont even beep like normal. Before it stopped working it was beeping three times from inside the case. The motherboard is a Asrock K7S8X Any clues??Many Thanks!

Answer:Not booting up properly

Could be ram. Try taking out 1 stick at a time.

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When i boot my computer now it comes with an error saying missing file or shared dll Program Files/x86 Nos32/somethingsomethingsomething. It still works it justs comes up w/ that error when i boot it and my computer is strangly slower

Answer:Not Booting Properly ?

Check for the repeat errors in Event Viewer>Admin view to google text and ID# to find how others have resolved it.

If possible find out which Program is generating the .dll error to uninstall (or System REstore to before it's install) and then reinstall it. Or if you recently uninstalled a program before this began, reinstall it to see if it stops, then uninstall it again using Revo Uninstaller.

Uncheck everything except your AV and gadgets/stickynotes in msconfig>Startup as other programs are freeloaders on your RAM/CPU at all times and can spy on you. If you use a factory connection manager, etc., change to Win7's superior utility.

Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to see if there are damaged System Files as often occurs with .dll errors.

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Hi, i am new to this and i am hoping someone can help me. When booting up my computer sometimes it just restarts, sometimes it works normally, sometimes it works but quite slow.
This is my hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:35:45 AM, on 5/09/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Edit by chaslang: Unrequested inline logs removed

and my start up log:




Thanks guys, hope someone can help,
Mark
 

Answer:Not booting up properly

Please read the announcement and sticky threads. HJT logs and Startup list logs should only be posted when requested and then they must be attachments to your message.

Please run the steps below.

- Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal

Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.

- Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.
After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem, boot into normal mode and make sure you follow these directions:
- Download HijackThis 1.99.1

- Unzip the hijackthis.exe file to a folder you create named C:\Program Files\HJT

- Do NOT run Hijack This from the Desktop, a temp folder, or a sub-folder of C:\Documents and Settings, or choose to run it directly from the downloaded ZIP file.

- Before running HijackThis: You must close each of the following:your web browser, e-mail client, instant messenger, and programs like notepad, wordpad, MS Word etc. And any other unnecessary running programs.

- Run HijackThis and save your log file.

- Post your log as an ATTACHMENT to your next message. (Do NOT copy/paste the log into your post).
 

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Hoping someone could solve my dilemma. Software/Driver? I've disabled/enabled one at a time the 3 controllers I found in the BIOS and the issue persists.Or, the Power and Reset cables are on the correct pins, but could one or both be upside down? On those 2 cables, white(not black) is the common color so would white be ground? Along w/ a few upgraded parts, installed 7 to new SSD.The PC has to be reset after Power On to get it to boot.It then boots to the screens posted at photobucket in the link below.Screen 1 - after USB Controllers... it counts down the MB of memory and stops the count @ 79xx altho 8192 is installed. Then proceeds to:Screen 2 - here it will list the SSD as seen and the hdd and od before continuing toScreen 3's System Configuration.After timer or <esc>, it will boot to windows.The password to this album with the 3 screenshots is 3xbootuphttp://s1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/kingdaddyrabbit/1Power%20on%202reset%203reboot%20after%20SystemConfiguration/Thank You

Answer:PC not booting properly.

Did you run the default BIOS configuration? Make sure the hard drive is on first boot sequence. Check also if you have quick boot option to enable.

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Today I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my D:/ Drive with already dual boot Windows 7 on C:/Drive and Ubuntu also.
Ubuntu is working fine but when i select the Windows 7 Option the computer loads up the files for automatic repair.

I don't know what had gone wrong.Windows 8 and Ubuntu are working fine.But not Windows 7 ! Help me !
How do i uninstall the Windows8 to get the older GRUB displaying the two options at boot up-Windows 7 and Ubuntu or if there is a way to make Windows 7 working with Windows 8 and Ubuntu

Answer:Windows 7 not booting after installation of Windows 8 ! Help !

Since you have ubuntu in the mix I can't even be sure if grub is the problem or if the windows bootmgr is the problem. Grub doesn't take well to changes and the bootmgr isn't a heck of a lot better at dealing with them.

You can try a startup repair, but as I said since grub is involved it will likely fail.
Startup Repair

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When I turn my laptop on (MSI A6200, Windows 7) it goes through the bootup process, and when my desktop should come up, the screen is black except for my cursor.

I have tried starting my computer in safe mode. It goes through all my files, says please wait for a few minutes and then restarts the computer normally and back to the black cursor screen.

If doing a system restore with the disc is an option, I may be able to do that later in the day.

Is there an easy way to fix this or will have to send it out for repair?

Answer:My computer is not booting properly...

The best option here is to try using the win7 boot cd and do a recovery either using the recovery console or do an in-place re-install of win7. What I mean by that it is like re-imaging your machine by, re-installing the operating system only, and installing it where the current/corrupt operating system is. By doing this, this solves almost any windows issue as long as its not hardware related (i.e Hard drive failure, etc..)

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General Specs :
MOBO - Intel (Essex) Pentium 4 - 2.4 GHz [Part #2516241]
Storage ? Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB -
Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti4200 128-MB AGP Graphics Card [Part #6002247]
Memory - MEM DDR 512MB PC266B 32X8 R0 [Part #5000584]
160-Watt Power Supply
I turned my computer on and no video. I had tried to add more memory but I didnt get right one so i replaced old one. I thought it would all return to normal but nope. There is no video. First thing i did was tried the Ti4200 on my old dell and it works fine, so than I tried video card from the dell but still no video. Asked some folks they told me reset bios,onboard video, make sure ram is snapped in, and wires are all connected but no video. I mean all three keyboard lights flash green, power button is green, MOFO light is green, light on PSU is green, fans all work, what am I missing guys?
 

Answer:PC booting properly but no video

What do you see in the Device Manager... any red, gray, or yellow flags?

Start->Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager

If no flags, i would remove the install, reboot, and reinstall.
 

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So I've had this new PC for a couple months or so, it was built by a relable friend and it runs well.
Recently it keeps getting static build up on the motherboard, preventing it from booting and I need to have it unplugged for half hour before I can use it.

However, now it does not boot up, it will power up, the light is on, yet theres no display on the screen. It sounds a series of beeps, must be about 6or 7 beeps and then nothing. I can press the power button again and it will switch off straight away, like it does pre windows booting.

I don't have onboard graphics so I can't boot from that, but I'm not sure what to do.

Would you be able to give some advice and things I could try?

I'm on Windows 7 ultimate, not sure if that helps.

Many thanks for your time.

Answer:Computer not booting up properly!

static build?????....... dude I have no idea what that means but im willing to bet that you're mobo is friend.

Do you have the mother board manual, it will tell you what the beeps mean

what motherboard do you have?

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all i get is the fan coming on and no power to the screen and its getting a bit annoying now as was working fine b4 we got talk talk dont have a clue on what it could be any clues anyone
 

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The computer worked fine for a while, until I decided to install a couple of games. I'm not sure when [It's been less than a week], but the computer decided to start acting up. The power switch is usually turned off, and when I turned it on, then pushed the power button on the computer, it loaded the BIOS screen, then the moniter turned a green colour, then grey and stayed that way until I restarted the computer. The next time I booted up the computer, it loaded the BIOS screen, the Windows XP loading screen, then turned green again. I restarted the computer and it booted successfully. The next day, I turned the power switch on, and pressed the power button on the computer, it started booting up, although I noticed there was a delayed amount of time before the motherboard gave a beep, but the moniter stayed black. I restarted, but once again, it just beeped after a while and the moniter stayed black. I turned off the power switch [I know it's bad to do that to a computer while it's powered on, but I had no choice], then turned it on and it successfully booted. Every day since then, the same problems have occurred, and I have had to turn the power switch off then on multipe times for the computer to start successfully. Sometimes it successfully boots until the desktop, but then freezes. Today, when I tried to turn it on, it got to the desktop then froze, and after that refused to boot properly anymore. The computer boots, but the moniter stays black. Restarting does not work, ... Read more

Answer:Computer not booting properly

When you say your computer boots, do you just mean it's powering on, or can you actually hear your computer starting? (The beep from the PC speaker, the hard drive 'clicking' as Windows loads, etc.)
It sounds to me like your graphics card's damaged, and you may need to replace it, although this isn't necessarily the case,

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hi my pc has recently started getting this problem where it doesnt boot up properly. sometimes it goes to the login screen, but then it just freezes, i can move the mouse cursor, but i cant click anything and the screen is frozen. this morning it wouldnt even get to the login screen, it went up the the windows xp loading screen then it went black and just froze. the only way i have been able to use it is by having to keep rebooting the pc via holding the power button down to restart it and hoping that it will work. can anyone plz help me with this problem as i dont have the slightest clue to what could be causing it.

Answer:computer not booting up properly sometimes

Hi!
Is it always at the login screen the comp freezes? Did you scan your computer for malware? Please post your system specifications.

Nicholas

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Hello All, Earlier on today my computer froze up so I decided to reboot, when I tried to reboot my computer would light up (fans would spin inside, lights on the case would light up) but my monitor (no signal being broadcasted), mouse and keyboard are not working (my keyboard isn't a USB one)

After a little time searching I came across a few suggestions, after a little more further reading I gauged that something is wrong with either; My PSU, Mobo, Processor or Memory. I made sure the inside of my computer was dust free and removed my RAM sticks and rubbed a rubber on the golden part of the sticks at the bottom (this was suggested in numerous posts). Unfortunately my computer still wasn't able to boot properly. Now im very dubious to send my pc in to a repair guy because I already know that something is wrong with one of the above, I'm guessing either my PSU or Processor have died. However the fan inside my PSU is still spinning and the fans that are plugged into my PSU are also spinning when I boot. Now I'm not taking this as gospel that my PSU is definitely working so I would like to know if there is any way to test if either of my components are working? and also maybe suggestions as to other causes to my problem?.

I was reading about a way to remotely boot my PSU using a paper clip but I really don't fancy risking a 500w electric shock .

I will provide specs of my PC if somebody thinks that this is necasarry.

Thanks a bunch

 

Answer:Computer Not Booting Properly

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My computer has been having a problem with booting for some time now, originally it would start to boot, get past the processor screen, then go to a blank page with a blinking cursor in the top left. for a while i put up with it, because i could just restart my computer several times and after a while it would finally boot properly. but now im sick of it and trying to fix it.

I tried clearing the CMOS, and making sure my hard drive was the first boot priority, but that only made it so that instead of having a blinking cursor, it is just a completely blank screen. i also tried setting it to boot in optimal default settings but that didnt help either. my computer is fairly old, and i dont know too much about it anymore, since i stopped using it oringinally because of the problem. but now with the release date of diablo 3 approaching, im trying to get it working like a normal machine again.

Im running windows XP service pack 2, with a 2.93 processor, 1.5 gigs of ram, graphics card is a nvidia 8500 GT 512 ddr2 thats just what i can find easily, if needed i can figure out more about it. but any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Computer not booting properly

Hi and welcome to TSF have you tried doing this How-to repair Windows XP - Geeks to Go Forums please read it carefully

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My friend has given me a computer to look at, but I am not any kind of expert. I thought he just wanted me to clean it up, but it will not load Windows. It keeps restarting. I have tried choosing safe mode, last good config., normal, EVERYTHING! I'm just keep going around in circles (literally).

I tried hitting F10/R b/c there wasn't any other options, but it only gets to 51% and then says:

"Failed to create user partition, we can create the partition via the stored DPT data by the first recovery process." NOTE: This will cause DATA LOSS if you have made any partition operation after the PC is shipped to you. By clicking 'OK' we will perform this dangerous operation. If you are not sure, please click 'CANCEL' to stop the recovery process."

He doesn't care about any files on the computer, so if anyone has any ideas please share!! FYI: I do not have a disk to just simply reinstall Windows

Answer:XP not booting properly in any mode!

If you can get to the safe boot menu and choose the option 'disable automatic restart on system failure' you'll get an error code or blue screen. It appears that you've initiated the system recovery that has fail without completing. That said if you can find a hardware problem such as bad ram or a bum psu you should be able to change the part and then hopefully the system recovery process will complete. First you'll want to rule out the memory and HDD, you can do this with this image burnt to disc with IMGBurn. Ultimate Boot CD - Download the UBCD
Boot from this disc and test the RAM and HDD if either fail you know your problem. If this is a desktop, before you spend time download and testing, open up the case and inspect the motherboard for burnt or swollen capacitors. It a quick thing to do and since the computer is older (I am guessing it is since it's got xp) it's a real possibility. If there's no hardware problem, you'll most likely need a xp disc to fox the problem. Post the computer specs next time you post.

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Hi,
I have a Westinghouse LCM - 22w2
100-204w 60060 ghz
I have had this monitor for about 8 years and now it seems to be having problems booting up. When I turn on the computer the primary monitor boots just fine and works, by me secondary monitor remains black.
It is getting power, because I can switch it to video or svide0, but D-Sub remains black.
Now I have to turn it on and off many many times in order for it to finally work properly.

Any idea on what is causing the communication error from the CPU to the secondary monitor?
I already replaced the cable which is tested on my other monitor(Works fine).

Thanks,
Jared

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So, my second laptop wont boot up properly now.  I was working on one from a friend at work which had the same problem, went to format the USB stick and i'm assuming that it transfered over.  Here are the results from FRST64 in recovery if anyone can help:Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 02-10-2013Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-FAH5PP0 on 06-10-2013 18:03:17Running from F:\Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 10Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================HKLM\...\Run: [] - [x]HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] - C:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [ ] ()HKLM\...\Run: [SmartAudio] - C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SAII\SAIICpl.exe [307768 2010-04-28] ()HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPEnh] - C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe [2052392 2010-03-10] (Synaptics Incorporated)HKLM\...\Run: [TPwrMain] - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.EXE [505696 2009-11-05] (TOSHIBA Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [SmoothView] - C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe [508216 2009-07-28] (TOSHIBA Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [TosVolRegulator] - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TosVolRegulator\TosVolRegulator.exe [24376 2009-11-11] (TOSHIBA Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [TosSENotify] - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert\TosWa... Read more

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im putting a pc together nothing special, its all connected rightly i think, i turned it on and begins to boot, but on the boot screen where it detects the hard drive it sayswait...primary master detected st3845778and thats where the screen staysany ideas cheers

Answer:computer not booting up properly

is the drive? Is it a SATA drive?Have you set the jumper as Master or Slave?Which motherboard are you using?

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Hi, guys! Recently, my computer has been acting up. I've had it for 5-6 years so I wouldn't be surprised if the problem is just due to the age of my computer. But recently when logging into the desktop, the computer would sometimes hang on me. The cursor would freeze and the whole system locked up and stayed that way, so I would have to manually reboot the computer by holding down the power switch and then everything worked as normal.

A few days ago, when logging in, the computer suddenly shut down and started beeping. As in the monitor went blank and a message came up saying NO VIDEO INPUT. Today, everything seemed to power up as normal, but then the BSOD appeared, but this time, the crash dump failed. Now I can't log in at all. I can only get as far as the welcome screen until it either shuts off and starts beeping or a crash dump ocurs and fails.

I tried starting up in safe mode and I managed to get the desktop, but as soon as I opened my Internet browser, the same thing happens.

Is it just that my computer is old, or is there another problem?

Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Computer not booting properly

Welcome
Uploading to following information will help us to assist you.
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Attached is HJT log. Can anyone help me please?

Thanks. Rich

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:46:30 PM, on 2/12/06
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\TOPSPEED\2.0\AOLTSMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSRTE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\TOPSPEED\2.0\AOLTPSPD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATIPTAXX.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\LAUNCHER\CTLAUNCHER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\SBLIVE\AUDIOHQ\AHQTB.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT HARDWARE\GAME CONTROLLERS\COMMON\SWTRAYV4.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\SHAREDLL\CTNOTIFY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 9.0B\WAOL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\REAL\REALPLAYER\REALPLAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLDIAL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\AOL SPYWARE PROTECTION\AOLSP SCHEDULER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSSHLD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSESCN.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\MCAGENT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\SHAREDLL\MEDIADET.EXE
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Answer:Computer not booting properly

I have sacnned using McAfee, Spybot, Ad-Aware, Registry Scanner, AOL Spyware and others. Nothing doing. Attached is my HJT log. I still get error messages when booting. I have to rapidly click on AOL or another program to get my computer to boot. Otherwise, I get two error messages and then Ctrl_Alt_Del to reset. Sometimes it takes two or three times before I can access my 'puter. Any help would be appreciated. It must be in the registry. Otherwise, time to get rid of my 5 year old Win98 machine...

Thanks. Rich

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My 2 yr old some how restored my system to the factory default settings. I went through a registration form on the initial reboot and windows reloaded. After that I have not been able to simply reboot. The system will come up the "Windows is loading" screen and where it should go to the screen to select the user, the monitor goes "dead" like it is turned on and the computer is not. But the computer is still running. I have been able to get to the prompt screen where you can get into safe mode. I selected enable vga mode, and that is how I was able to get windows to load. Can anyone help me? I am just lost.
 

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I am currently having a problem.This all started about a month ago when I decided to get a new computer.  I got a Biostar GF7050V-M7 SE motherboard and a Intel 9300 processor as a package deal.  I also got 2 sticks 2 GB ram and a Geforce 8800GT video card.  I got everything together, installed it in my old case, and it worked beautifully, for about 3 hours.My computer then randomly reset.  At first I thought it was the memory, but the memory check turned up clean.   The next time it reset I let windows do the little problem report thing.  The error it gave me said that my motherboard did not support my processor, and this was causing crashes.  I found this odd because my motherboard and processor were sold as part of a package deal, but sure enough when I checked ( http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en-us/mb/cpu_support.php?S_ID=356 ) my CPU wasn't supported.  I sent an angry email to the company that sold the two together as a package, and they never got back to me (no surprise).So, I decided to buy another motherboard that would support my CPU, and I bought the Biostar G31-M7 TE ( http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en-us/mb/content.php?S_ID=363 ).  Its basically the same thing as my last motherboard in that it takes the same ram, video card, etc.  The only difference is that this one would support the Intel 9300 processor.After waiting a week for delivery, I uninstalled my old motherboard, put it back in the box, and insta... Read more

Answer:Computer not booting properly

Even if the fans ect do work it is still possible that it is the power supply. Is the memory right for the board?Have you tried using only the basic components,cpu, heatsink with fan,v card hooked up to monitor,1 stick of ram, leaving your dvd cdrom ,floppy,power disconnected. with this basic component set up turn on & see if it posts.

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i've been having a problem with booting my Aspire z3-105. When I try to start up the computer, It beeps 3 times, pauses for a second, then beeps 3 more times, and the computer doesn't boot. Can't get into the BIOS either. I've had the problem in the past before, but usually I can just reboot the computer, and it starts up fine, but now it doesn't. Anyone have any ideas on what the problem is, and how to fix it?

Answer:Aspire z3-105 not booting properly

Does anyone know, or can atleast direct me to a thread that has the answer? Because I still can't really find anyting.

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I tried searching for an answer to this in the forums before posting, and didn't see anything that gave me a solution. If I do make a duplicate, sorry in advance.

Have an IBM NetVista model 8310, was using to ghost images for similar machine sin one of our labs, and the imaged machines run just fine. Tried the original machine, and suddenly it gave the "Sorry for the inconvenience" screen. So I tried ALL options on that page, Enter Windows Normal, Safe Mode, Last Known Good....etc, and each time, it starts to move on, but then reboots, and comes right back to this screen.

Windows repair didn't work. Tried a different hard drive with a known good image....same result.

I am at a loss. Is this a software or a hardware issue?

Any advice/help is appreciated as always.
 

Answer:Computer not booting properly

Tried a different hard drive with a known good image....same result.Click to expand...

Would sound like a hardware issue ....anything from ram to ide cables ..open the case and see what might be loose or burnt ...and also maybe the power supply.
 

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First of all... Greetings everyone.. I'm new to the sight so if this has been asked before I apologize. Perhaps I'll get some links or some new advice still.
I really love this site, I have d'loaded many programs that have been more than helpful. :-o Maybe there is a program to help me with this particular issue, I wouldn't even know what to look for on this.

also, not sure where to post this. Someone mentioned that it might be a hardware problem, however, I don't know what hardware would cause this type of issue.
My laptop is still fairly new, not even a year old yet. I am using a Dell Inspiron 1525. Everything was already preloaded as I got it off the Dell website.

For the longest time I couldn't figure out what was going on. I couldn't stay connected to the internet, my calendar would come up when it felt like it, not when was suppose to. The network wouldn't show the other two computers half the time. I play an online game and I would just randomly get disconnected from it at least once a day. (It would cut me off the internet completely not just the game.) I would have to restart the whole computer again. Sleep or hybernate doesn't seem to work, either that, I don't know how they work. (which is very possible, never really use em.)

Recently, I've watched how the laptop boots up. First time it boots up, it appears to be normal. I'm connected to the internet, things work and so on. .. However, it... Read more

Answer:laptop not booting properly

check your firewall is not blocking access, because i had a similar problem on my acer laptop, and it turned out to be the firewall. i discovered it after i uninstalled it.
 

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My 2 yr old some how restored my system to the factory default settings. I went through a registration form on the initial reboot and windows reloaded. After that I have not been able to simply reboot. The system will come up the "Windows is loading" screen and where it should go to the screen to select the user, the monitor goes "dead" like it is turned on and the computer is not. But the computer is still running. I have been able to get to the prompt screen where you can get into safe mode. I selected enable vga mode, and that is how I was able to get windows to load. Can anyone help me? I am just lost.
 

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Yesterday morning, I restarted my laptop. The normal lenovo loading screen came on but then it sent me to a blue screen with a frowning face and the words "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart..." It restarted and the loading screen came, but it says "Loading Automatic Repair". Then it said "Diagnosing Your PC.". Next, it sent me to Automatic Repair and said "Your PC did not start correctly" in big letters. It gave me two options, Restart and Advanced Options. I tried both. I went to A.O. and it gave me 4 options, "Continue", "Use a device", "Troubleshoot" and "Turn off PC".

I've tried everything!! Will someone please help me?

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I am running Windows XP Home v2002 SP2

My IE will not open, it just flashes and closes. I have tried running with no add-ons, repairing, reinstalling, and installing newer version, all with the same results.
My WMP is not able to be updated, attempts to update and freezes. Also unable to install newer version successfully.
As of a while ago, my Notepad application seemed to just disappear.
When Windows updates it always seems to hang up before completing, and is also running increasingly more sluggish. Some Windows applications, like System Info among others, will not open.

I have run all sorts of virus/spyware scans and have found traces of Virtumonde and Smitfraud on my system. I have also had the Windows Security Antivirus - 2009 prompt pop on me a while back.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I have tried to research what I can for so long I have forgotten where I am at in all this.

Anthony

Answer:IE Flashes/Closes, Windows Media Player will not setup properly, Notepad missing, Windows not updating properly and running ver...

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.34) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will s... Read more

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Whenever, I boot my Lenovo Flex 2 15, my laptop makes a quick whirring sound and I hear the fan and the rest of the PC. After about 4 seconds of that, all sounds go off including the fan, and I am just left with the on LED. About, having to wait about 2-5 minutes, my fan comes back on along with the whirring sounds and eventually a stronger sound oes off and I am on the login screen!!!My laptop used to take a matter of seconds to boot not minutes!!!! (This could be linked to my faulty dvd drive/burner that says it is disconneted at times in the Intel Rapid Storage Technology application in Windows)

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Apologies if this is the wrong section.

Basically, my sister's (rather new) Acer laptop has been having some problems... When Windows had loaded, it said there has been an error and it had to restart. It couldn't be booted in safe mode either. I tried the restore option which said it would wipe everything and reinstall Windows, but now when I try to load it up I get an error saying "Windows has failed to install" and it restarts to try again. None of the options are working (safe mode, debugging, etc.)

Oh, and there are no sort of installation CD's. Just 2 that had to be made when it was first used, "Recovery" disc 1 & 2. They couldn't be loaded ofc.

Is there anything at all I can do?
Willing to provide more information if necessary
Thank you.
 

Answer:Acer Laptop Not Booting Properly.

Hello, when the computer fails to load does a blue screen pop up?

Looks like this:
Code:
http://i47.tinypic.com/2z6i939.jpg
If so there is a code under technical information, use the picture above as a guide and write it down on a piece of paper and post it back here.
 

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Alright, here's another real humdinger which I will endeavor to be complete as possible while describing.

1. upgraded to windows 10 over a shaky install of win 7+random Linuxs

2. Installed the software for www.bluestacks.com which caused some sort of error message when run.

3. boot problems start occuring

4. a new cable was plugged into the back of the installed dvd drive in-between resets and the other ide half into a motherboard slot.

Now, not only is the system not booting, it won't power off unless I hit the main breaker switch in the back, the fan engines suddenly sound like they are trying to get liftoff, and the front power button ceases to respond when pushed. (although it still lights up)

I don't want to overload any more systems or eff up the new power supply I'd had installed recently.

p.s. all usb and cord devices have been removed
 

Answer:Computer Not Booting Properly, Overworked Fan

btw: dell optiplex 3400

2. message was sumthing about drive_stack_overload?
 

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Acer Aspire ONE Netbook (No CD Drive)
Microsoft Windows XP (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234: Service Pack 3)

The problem started when I installed BullGuard internet security 10, as an update install from version 8.7. Version 10 includes much more software and slowed down my computer ridiculously, so I unistalled it and installed AVG2011 free edition.

Then the next time I started my computer up I recieved this message after logging in:

Quote:




explorer.EXE - Application Error
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000022). Click on OK to termunate the application.




So, I clicked OK and windows runs, but of course without explorer. I can then start up task manager and launch applicications from there, but still recieved the same message for explorer.

The computer also ran perfectly fine, with explorer, in safe mode.
So I ran CHKDSK /f/r and SFC /scannow to make sure no critical files had been removed or corrupted. The error was still there in normal mode.

I also tried a few system restore points, way back into the beginning of november, the error was still there, even though it definitely only started at the end of december.

A few nights ago I ran a full scan in AVG, scanning every single file, and it found 17 infections and 216 warnings, i've attached the log file from the scan "avgrep.txt".

The scan healed 16/17 of these infections by moving the files to the virus vault.
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Answer:Computer not booting up properly *URGENT*

There was 1 time I used AVG on a clean install and it proceeded to *clean* a bunch of system files. Made my computer useless- took 3 installs before I realized that the AVG was the problem. Not sure how it happened or how prevalent the problem was- I also don't know if that could be the case, but it's something for you to consider.

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Guys i booted up my computer this morning only to see a screen promt to choose from several different options.There were a list of options on the screen in white writing on a black background with each one being highlighted individually at quite a speed.Underneath it stated that i use the up and down buttons to choose an option.I choose default and windows booted up ok.I then tried to reboot again and the same prompt appeared ,,,any ideas what the cause of this is.thanks

Answer:[SOLVED] Win7 not booting up properly

No immediate answer as to why it's happening but if you go into the cmd prompt and enter msconfig and under the subsequent General section, ensure that either of the top or bottom radio buttons are ticked. Under Boot, that all buttons are unticked. Reboot and see if that resolves the problem.

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I have a custom built computer, about two years old a week or so ago I was having problems with my monitor shutting off mid use, and if i shut down left it alone for 30 minutes or so and came back later it would boot and work just fine.

Now I'm having the real issue, it doesn't work at all! I turn the power on and I get the message "no signal" on my monitor.

All fans are spinning, and sounds like it always have while booting up. However, once it has booted and has been running for several minutes i play with the keyboard by hitting caps lock, num lock etc. and no lights are popping on and off which leads me to believe the computer is not booting properly.

I've tried and done the following:

Bought a brand new graphics card
I put the graphics card in a new slow on the mobo
checked and cleaned all connections
checked and cleaned the old graphics card
reset CMOS
It is a brand new monitor and I have tried it on other machines and it works great. the cables came with the monitor and are also brand new.

So I'm stuck, frustrated, and am coming to your help. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:No signal to monitor / CPU not booting properly

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