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Vista wont let me boot it anymore!!!

Question: Vista wont let me boot it anymore!!!

I had XP pro installed on my computer, and then I got vista but didn't want to wipe xp just yet in case i didn't like vista. So i installed vista on my second hard drive (i have two). Then I needed some more room and decided I was going to take windows out, but since it wasn't upgraded, there was no clear way to uninstall xp, so i booted vista in safe mode and told it to format C: with automatic options (which is the hard drive with XP on it), but it said that it was not allowed to wipe a system partition (for XP), so then i just typed format C: with no options and it said that the drive was in use, but I could dismiss it and all opened handles would become invalid. So i said yes, and it formatted it.

Beforehand, when I started my computer, it allowed me to choose to open vista or XP, but after the format it said that no operating system was found. So i had to reinstall windows on the formatted harddrive and I can access the second drive, and everything is there, however I cannot boot vista.

Is there something I can do to be able to boot vista?

I tried setting the boot options to the 1st hard drive and then the second, but vista still wont boot.

I appreciate any help

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Preferred Solution: Vista wont let me boot it anymore!!!

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Answer: Vista wont let me boot it anymore!!!

and now, the drive letter for the second hard drive (with vista) has changed from F to C

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Out of nowhere my laptop wont boot. It starts and you see the vista loading screen then i get a STOP error 0x0e7 and it restarts. I tried system restore didn't do anything, tried startup repair and it couldn't find out what was wrong. I am not to sure but to my knowledge 0x0e7 error is a system thread unhandled error, how do I just randomly start getting that?
 

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Hei!Well, for starters, it all started when i tried to watch one video *.wmv and media played told to get some codec... Yeah! media players sucks and i shouldn'd had download it but its kinda late now.Well, since its bsod it kinda sucks, but i got dualboot and got ubuntu on, so i went through all temps and i think i found the fail that media player downloaded, i uploaded it to virusscan and send it to sandbox, tried some things but failed, still bsod and no ideas where to go on to.I attached the original file i found from temp and sandbox report.So i'm hoping you guys can help me .Thanks.{Mod Edit Ist attacment contained Aleuron,so I deleted the attachment to prevent someone from downloading it.~~boopme}

Answer:got infected with tdss of somekind and vista wont boot anymore - bsod

Okey, got my vista to boot, things i noticed that had been modified lately etc.

/media/disk/Windows/System32/spool/prtprocs/w32x86

D9EA.tmp
msonpppr.dll

Tho while i did that i didn't had an idea to storage or keep backup of them, looked after now that msonpppr.ddl is somekinda microsoft onenote file but too late to check if it was infected or not, and no idea about that *.tmp file too.

------- but now..

/media/disk/Users/l2pn4p-v/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary Internet Files/Content.IE5/(sub folder)

virus downloaded itself to IE temp and

/media/disk/Windows/System32/drivers/

iaStor.sys

it modified my sata/raid drivers , think it failed to infect it properly since i'm quite sure they dont make such viruses to annoy users with bsods.

Well now my windows is running and i got backup of that infected iaStor.sys and orig virus *.exe if anyone interested of analyzing it... And i was still wondering if it left some crap on my registry cuz i kinda no idea what it might chanced in there... Would be nice if anyone could check it up and i can make hijack log later and upload it if there is anyone interested.

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Hi peeps, I have a problem with my old AMD 800mhz wich wont boot anymore. This morning when I came to this computer, I noticed it was making no more noise, no fans, nothing on the screen etc... and there was only the power led that was blinking on and off all the time. I turned the computer off by holding the button a bit and tried to boot it up again. nothing.

The power supply work, the power button too obviously since I turned it off, the MB inside led is open... but nothing happens.

Whats should I do?

its a k7v via chipset motherboard slot A with a 800mhz processor, scsi hard drive and all...

im really clueless on this, and the asus website dosent seem to have anything concerning this trouble

Answer:Wont Boot Anymore!!!!

could it be the lithium battery that blew off?

btw just to mention, I never OCed this rig, and the fans did all work well. I used it as my file server for over 2-3 years

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Question: Wont boot anymore

My vista laptop wont boot
 
When I press the power on button, I get the post check and then it restarts and just keeps doing the same cycle
 
When I put my vista disc in and boot from disc, the moving green bar comes up on the bottom, the hard drive light stays on but it never loads.
.
I cannot get into the F8 menu
 
Last night it was booting diffrent. It would do the post check then come up with the 'Windows cannot start screen' and give the option to repair or start windows normally. No matter which one I pressed, the computer would restart and bring the 'windows cannot start screen' again in a constant cycle.
 
Help needed urgently
 
 
 
Ps - Is there anyway of forcing a system restore?

Answer:Wont boot anymore

What is the make and model of this computer?
 
What kind of disc did you use,eg installation disc?

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Hey guys,
 
Today I recently watched a video and it was saying to record with your nvdia gpu in 60fps without ruining gaming experience you use shadow play.
 
I enabled shadow play and then 5 minutes later my pc crashed and restarted it self. I said ok no problem. It then says starting windows and then boots into a black screen I can see my mouse cursor. 2seconds later the screen goes grey, 10 seconds later the screen says "no input found" and my monitor turns off, 15 seconds later my pc restarts again. This problem has never happened until I enabled shadow play. I can boot up in safe mode (which Im in now) but I can't open nvdia to disable shadow play. I tried uninstall nvdia geforece experience but with no luck its still happening. I've tried restoring my pc. Should I fully uninstall my graphics driver or is that not the cause?  I don't know how to find crash logs. PLease someone help me 
Kind regards,
Ahmed
 
 

Answer:MY PC WONT BOOT ANYMORE HELP PLZ

SOLVED: drivers screwed it up. full uninstall fixed it. 

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Question: wont boot anymore!

Dear CH! Im ripping my hair out! About two weeks ago i decided to instal and old game Toca race driver 3 on my machine! Its running windows 7 Ultimate. anyways. The program asks to restart the computer and so i did. now i get this screen: (sorry i cant post a photo but its exact wording)                                                                                       Windows Boot ManagerWindows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.2. choose your language settings, and then click "next".3. Click Repair your computer.If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance. Status: 0xc000000finfo: the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. this has happened before but then i just did a format and reload. Thats most likey what ill be doing again but i want to know what is causing this. now i put my win 7 dvd into the drive and it shows the windows is loading files screen and then the computer restarts.... I have XP 64bit on a dual boot but for some reason i no longer can open firefox on it.... Is this a possible hard drive failure or curruption? what tools... Read more

Answer:wont boot anymore!

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_other-gaming/cannot-run-toca-driver-3-on-windows-7/aea5fd60-cafd-4d12-8b24-7f287bb758b7This program is not Windows 7 compatible, so you will likely need to repair Windows 7 and avoid using it on 7.

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Hello, lately my computer has been giving me some trouble. Last week my power drive died and the new one arrived today. I got all excited and got everything back together... I go to start it up and it says

"Boot from CD: "
"DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER."

I went through everything but what disk is this or how can I get past this. Any help would be nice thanks.

-Brian
 

Answer:Need help, comp wont boot anymore...

When you say power drive, to what exactly are you referring?
the hard drive, cd rom, what?
It looks as though there is no OS to load or at least the system can't find one. if you have a hard drive with a working OS on it then check to make sure you didn't loosen a cable or connection anywhere.
 

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Hey Everyone, my pc has started acting up.
At first my video card had a bug and i fixed it by doing a windows system rollback.
However, now my windows wont boot. I can get into BIOS and recovery. I've tried using my recovery disk but it just gives a black screen with a mouse cursor after booting. System recovery (F11) gets me to a setup window where it says its using E:\ but its not picking up my recovery disk. I cant launch in safe mode, shift+F8 just gets me into BIOS. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!
Specs: i7 2600K, nvidia 560, BIOS: project MS-7728 version E7728MLN.209 , Windows 10.

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Hi my R61i has decided not to boot at all... Symptoms: The laptop runs through teh power on checks fine but then locks up  when trying to load windows which would imply a bad windows installif i insert a bootable CD - it is accessed and used for about 10 seconds then the CD stops and does not get to a point of the PC booting from itOne one occassion the recovery utility ran and I managed to get all my files off the hard disk - but i cant get it to run a second time.The HDD diagnostics showed the hard disk to be okay.there are no beeps during power up to indicate a hardware problemTo be honest I am now lost as to what to look at next. I have tried another power supply so its not a voltage problemAny help would be appreciated.Thanks 

Answer:R61i wont boot at all anymore

what is the full model/type no. of your thinkpad? xxxx-xxx?

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So I just built this computer and I had originally installed 3 Hard drives, 2 SATAs and 1 IDE.

I took the Sata out and the IDE out. Now when I reboot my computer it says that Disk Boot failure insert system disk and press Enter.

I know I installed the OS on the main HDD that is still in the computer. And Bios detects it.

Under Standard CMOS features it says:

IDE Channel 4 Master [Samsung HD103SJ] (samsung hdd)
IDE Channel 5 Master [ASUS DRW-24B1ST] (my dvd drive)
0-3 Master & Slave are None

I have First Boot Device Set to Hard Disk, Second: CDRom, Third: Floppy

Also under Hard Disk Boot Priority: 1. Ch4 M: Samsung HD103SJ 2. Bootable Add-in cards.

Windows was working perfectly and everything was good till I took the hard drives out this morning.
 

Answer:Windows wont boot anymore

$ahil said:


So I just built this computer and I had originally installed 3 Hard drives, 2 SATAs and 1 IDE.

I took the Sata out and the IDE out. Now when I reboot my computer it says that Disk Boot failure insert system disk and press Enter.

I know I installed the OS on the main HDD that is still in the computer. And Bios detects it.

Under Standard CMOS features it says:

IDE Channel 4 Master [Samsung HD103SJ] (samsung hdd)
IDE Channel 5 Master [ASUS DRW-24B1ST] (my dvd drive)
0-3 Master & Slave are None

I have First Boot Device Set to Hard Disk, Second: CDRom, Third: Floppy

Also under Hard Disk Boot Priority: 1. Ch4 M: Samsung HD103SJ 2. Bootable Add-in cards.

Windows was working perfectly and everything was good till I took the hard drives out this morning.Click to expand...

Hi, $ahil,

If either, or both, of the other HDDs were connected when you installed Win7 the boot sector was probably placed on one of them. This is why folks are advised to connect only the HDD they are installing the OS on during the installation.

Check the following MS Knowledge Base article, How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows, or How to Restore the Windows 7 MBR (Master Boot Record) from "Win7 ABCs - Great list of Windows 7 tutorials by MVP Shawn Brink!"

Hope this helps.

Chuklr
 

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Hello

I have 2 old computers.

I installed a pc analyser and for each of the computers it gave me weird answers.

The one halted on '00' and the other 'CE'

I have replaced ram cpu etc... with no effect.

And just 10 min ago it was working.

I had taken the cpu fan off to dust the dirt off it and put some more thermal paste on it doesn't work at all.

Please could someone help me sort these issues out.

Thanks
 

Answer:Old computer wont boot anymore...

How old are we talking here?

Makes, models, and operating systems/service packs please.
 

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firstly excuse me for my naiveity, (and spelling), I've just been given a load of decent second hand parts and built a new pc from them. Once I had but it all together and loaded XP it was working fine although I was unhappy with the graphics. I found a graphics card in the parts and put that in (dumb move)...

When I put that in the first time it loaded windows fine but would not recognise the video card, as I wasnt online on that pc yet to find a driver, I decided to take it out and save for a later date, when I had set up everything else....

As it wasnt installed I neglected to remove it from Add/Remove hardware (another dumb move, I think) When i took it out and rebooted the monitor would no longer power up (the orange light flashes, powersave is on etc, no green light anymore) I think the boot is sticking somewhere as the pc then goes quiet and things like the num lock key dont work, although without a monitor I havent a clue whats happening...

I've tried retracing my steps, putting it back in, booting, taking it out and booting etc a number of times and that still doesnt work.

Please please please can anyone help me? beore I have a fawlty towers style fit at it?
 

Answer:My Monitor wont boot anymore...

If it won't work with the pci card put back in I would say that it must be something else. Your BIOS uses a generic driver and should be able to display itself no matter what you are using. If you find out that it is a driver problem you might just want to stick the hard drive in another computer with the internet and load the drivers on.
 

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Hi, i have an old Dell Inspiron Mini 1011 netbook and it no longer wants to load Windows.  it does not matter what version of Windows i try and load they all do the same thing.  they begin to load and then freeze when loading.  if i have the screen in a certain position the system will boot but if i move the screen from that point then Windows says that the graphic driver crashed continuously and wont stop.  linux loads perfectly fine but Windows wont load at all.  do i need to get a new screen or screen cable?  is it something with the motherboard that is causing the problem?  can someone please help me with this problem and try and help my figure out this problem?

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ever since i installed a dvd rw drive, I cant boot from xp cd to reformat my pc. at this time the dvd is master and the cd rw is slave. i`ve tried the disk in both drives as well. i`ve changed the bios settings all to cd and still wont boot. i`ve tried start up floppy also set up in bios and still no luck.
thx 4 any help

Answer:xp wont boot from disk anymore

List all hardware specs. Why do you want to format? Does the machine
give you any beeps when you turn it on? If and when the pc worked did
it ever give you post beeps?

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I decided to install the game Grid but the installer will not run because it says that its not compatible with the windows version im running.. But 5 months ago i installed it with no problems. That happened with some other games i installed.. i have the same windows version on my desktop and there i never had any problem instaling just on my laptop.. I have vista home premium 64bit.
I already tried to go to the setup and run it in compability mode but still doesnt work..
What should i do? How come i use to be able to instal and now im not?

Answer:vista wont install some games anymore..

I have had the ability to play older games. I speculate that after installing SP2 on the x64 you lose the ability to install/play older x86 games. I cant play my MechWarrior 4 anymore and it has me annoyed. I also assume at times...even though sounds stupid..that newer hardware is just too high end for older games that they cant be installed on them. I know its silly but possible. Just keep trying in compatibility mold all the way back to windows 2000/xp settings and try it out more. It might just work if it feels like it.

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This morning, I took out one of my computer hard drive to put it into a different computer and turned on the desktop and it worked fine. Then later that afternoon, I came home and won't boot up anymore. It said there is something wrong with the master boot. I have 2 sata drives plug it and when I go to the boot setup it doesn't show either one of them as being attached. Pls help quickly.
 

Answer:computer wont boot anymore. Need help quick pls

Can someone help?
 

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hello,

I had some trojan attach problem and downloaded a s/w called SDFix.exe. To run the program it is necessary to log in the Safe Mode. Due to the trojan attach even my PC wont log on in the safe mode. When I wud press F8 at startup it would take me to the screen where I can see all the posible options to log in but then when I wud select safe mode (and all variations thereof), it will run thru a lot of dll files and then wud abruptly come to a stop. Then it will again go back to the initial selection screen and this cycle would cotinue.

Somewhere i read a method of getting into the safe mode and accordingly i did the following:

I logged in normal mode and then Start-Run-MSCONFIG

MSCONFIG screen opened and i selected the "Selective startup" radio button in the "General" tab. Then I went to the "BOOT.INI" tab and clicked the checkbox in "/Safeboot".

The machine went for a restart and then it again automatically came to the F8 screen and then the same problem would happen and the pc wont start in safe mode or any other modes also. I tried the "most recent config that worked" mode and even that failed. I tried loggin in thru "start windows normally" and now even that wont start.

As of now the PC just wont boot anymore under ANY of the modes available in the F8 screen.

PLEASE HELP.

Kind regards.
 

Answer:changes to MSCONFIG: comp wont boot anymore

:wave Welcome to Major Geeks! :major

Hopefully you have your XP install CD. Pop it in the CD drive, make sure your PC is set up to boot to the CD drive first (you may need to check the BIOS first), then when you see "Press any key to boot from CD...." you'll press any key. The space bar is a perennial favorite. You'll see a blue screen with various things listed at the bottom. Wait until you're asked if you want to "Repair XP via the Recovery Console, Start an XP installation, etc....". You'll press "R" at this screen and eventually you'll be at an old school DOS-like prompt (it isn't DOS, but it looks like it). At the prompt, type del boot.ini and press Enter. This command erases your current boot.ini file. Then type bootcfg /rebuild and press Enter. This command scans your hard drive and rebuilds a basic standard boot.ini file based on your Windows installation. When it's done, type exit and press Enter, and remove the XP disc from the drive. Your Windows should load normally. If you have another method of editing the boot.ini file (like booting to a PE CD or something), a basic boot.ini for XP Home file looks like this:




[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetectClick to expand...

Good luck! Keep us posted!

[dlb]
:-D

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Hi Everyone,

I had windows vista on my toshiba satellite laptop.

I decided to downgrade to XP Pro and the installation was going fine.

I didnt realise I hadnt plugged my laptop into the mains and as a result the laptop switched off during the installation.

I had agreed to format the drive and then popped out for 10 minutes.

When I returned the laptop was off.

I have switched the laptop back on and the laptop asked me to press anykey to boot from cd.

I pressed the key,

It says setup is starting and then the screen goes black.

I've tried this 4 or 5 times and nothings happening.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite xp wont boot from cd anymore

If I try to boot from Harddrive it says Missing Operating System.
 

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Went I load up the computer it said that ntldr is missing.

I cant load the computer anymore. Please help me someone.
 

Answer:My Laptop wont boot up anymore, I cant even REFORMAT it.

Take a look at this article HERE. It may help.

Regards Howard
 

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Hi

Having a couple of issues here they are, at least once a day I get a BSOD for various reasons (when I have time to see it before the comp shuts down) there doesnt seem to be a recurring theme it just does it when it feels like it, when it happened the first time I was running 8gig of GSkill DDR3 ram (4 x 2048) through some internet research I discovered it could have been a dodgy Ram stick (they were the original ones that came with the build in Jan) so I mem tested them all with no issues.

I have reinstalled Windows 7 64bit 3 days ago using the original disk that came with the computer after about 5 BSODs and updated all the drivers, today I flashed the BIOS as it was very old. the computer seems to be running ok atm with 4 gig Ram however if I try to put the other two sticks back in it wont start (wont even display the POST message) it doesnt seem to matter which combination of sticks I use either just that theres not more than 4gig, very frustrating. I have checked all HD's with HD Tune pro and removed one that had bad sectors as a last resort.

I can't think of anything else and have exhausted my limited knowledge, the next step if noone here can help is to return it to the build company but would rather fix it myself if I can....

Please help lol

Specs are

Build Date 09 Jan 2010
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600 OEM
Date 2010-07-22
Time 15:15


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Answer:BSOD's and Comp wont boot with 8gig Ram anymore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by driver1527


Hi

Having a couple of issues here they are, at least once a day I get a BSOD for various reasons (when I have time to see it before the comp shuts down) there doesnt seem to be a recurring theme it just does it when it feels like it, when it happened the first time I was running 8gig of GSkill DDR3 ram (4 x 2048) through some internet research I discovered it could have been a dodgy Ram stick (they were the original ones that came with the build in Jan) so I mem tested them all with no issues.

I have reinstalled Windows 7 64bit 3 days ago using the original disk that came with the computer after about 5 BSODs and updated all the drivers, today I flashed the BIOS as it was very old. the computer seems to be running ok atm with 4 gig Ram however if I try to put the other two sticks back in it wont start (wont even display the POST message) it doesnt seem to matter which combination of sticks I use either just that theres not more than 4gig, very frustrating. I have checked all HD's with HD Tune pro and removed one that had bad sectors as a last resort.

I can't think of anything else and have exhausted my limited knowledge, the next step if noone here can help is to return it to the build company but would rather fix it myself if I can....

Please help lol

Specs are

Build Date 09 Jan 2010
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600 OEM
Date 2010-07-22
Time 15:15 ... Read more

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I put my HP laptop on sleep. Then I woke up and tried to turn it on. It turned on but was on a black screen. Normally black screen is for up to 5 seconds before something shows on screen but this time it was more than 5 mins and nothing so I rebooted it. The computer said updating because I had a pending restart. It updated then rebooted and said fixing disk errors (don't know why) then after it finished, it rebooted again and said preparing automatic repair. 5 seconds later it crashed with a bsod but was to fast to find out what the error was. I found out it was driver irql not less or equal something like that. It keeps looping auto repair 5 seconds later bsod. I tried f8 and startup settings but it keeps coming up with a screen saying recovery your pc needs to be repaired with error 0x000000f.

What should I do? I can't boot anything up or go into start up settings if I needed to get to safe mode or other things. No CD driver neither. I downloaded Windows 10 and copied its files to a flash drive then realized it was Portuguese copy BUT even though I don't know what to do with the flash drive booting from efi file or something like that. Help please.

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I was surfing on my laptop, and it randomly shut down. It gave no warning about a low energy level, and it had like 60 or 70 procent, so that couldn't have been the reason. I've tried to power it without accu, but just a adapter, but it doesn't work either. The fan wasn't very loud. I have the laptop for nearly two years now by the way.

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There have probably been plenty of ppl with this virus before me but i can safely say that im pretty sure i cant boot my computer anymore due to this cryptor virus thing. i have the AVG antivirus and all, tried to remove it, gave me the blue screen of death, and now my pc appears to be a brick. lol.


anybody know of any software or something i can burn onto a cd or something and put it into my tray and boot it with it inside to help me override whatever is keeping me from booting?


that'd be real helpful...

thanks in advance...

Answer:Cryptor virus problem - pc wont boot anymore

okay no i take that back im sorry, i didnt mean to say that it doesnt boot anymore, i was mistaken. it does boot, but once it gets into the sign in screen where you click on the user accounts, my computer freezes up if it helps at all, i'm running a dell inspirion 531 with xp on it.


again, how do i fix this? thanks again in advance

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So i have a Toshibal laptop running windows xp, it is bought many few years ago. the problem with this laptop is i was using it regularly just like any other days and after shutting it down the night and turning it back on it wouldnt boot to windows anymore. what happens exactly is it shows the windows xp logo loading for 1-2 second, and about a millisecond it shows a blue screen and it restarts and whole thing again and again. i have tried safe mode but nothing would work. i also have a windows xp CD, but it only gives me a fresh install option.
is there anything i can do to fix this computer?

Answer:Toshiba Computer mysteriously wont boot anymore

At the install screen, doesn't it list 'Press R to repair'?
See if you can follow the steps to do a repair install as directed here- pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsystems/ss/instxprepair1.htm
You'll need your product key,

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Ive done a lot of searching but havent been able to find a solution...

My laptop suddenly will not play video's or music. I use both nero and wmp to play music and videos. When opening a video file in WMP now i get the error "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional assistance, click Web Help.

With nero i get "error reading file".

When playing music in iTunes it will load the song but not play it.
Im really stumped. Any solution is greatly appreciated.

Chris

Answer:Vista Ultimate Wont Play Video's Or Music Anymore

Do you have Aim and did you recently up date it?

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Help! I just recently changed the page file to 1.5x my RAM and set both fields to the same value, and made it so that my laptop would boot using 2 cores, and now I keep getting blue screen with "Bad system config info" and looping with startup repair. I was able to get into safe mode and change the settings back, but now I can't get even get into safe mode either, I get the blue screen. I am running windows 7 premium with an ASUS intel core i7 processor. I realised afterwards that A) it was a dumb idea to mess around with stuff i didn't properly understand, and B) that I have 4 cores, being an i7, and that choosing 2 probably has caused all of this to happen

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Changes to msconfig and page file: laptop wont boot anymore

Hi

Do you have a System Restore point just before you started these tweaks as if you do I would restore back as its not easy to fix these changes if they do not revert back to working ok when changed back.

What is the BSOD message in full?

May need to use startup repair and then system restore http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/products/features/startup-repair

Yes sadly the modern Windows versions do not need the tweaking in reality that the older ones did and various tweaks in the internet that say they are ok for newer Windows versions are not really fully tested IMHO, so cause these issues.
 

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sooo i accidentally click some pop up and it goes ahead and downloads some 'PC shield' ******** virus disguised as an antivirus. everything was crashinggg i was in a rushh, turned off the computer. go to turn it back on, it gets to the point where its loading windows, and then just restarts. im absolutely pissed since i jsut recently reformatted my computer to eradicate all its bugs. any help?

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My conputer was running slowly so i decided to factory reset it and after i did that it got stuck in a continuos boot loop. It will start and do some weird stuff then go to a black screen, then it repeats non stop. Ive watched multiple videos and people say i need to boot from a usb and stuff like that but i dont have windows on a usb so i dont think that will work. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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My conputer was running slowly so i decided to factory reset it and after i did that it got stuck in a continuos boot loop. It will start and do some weird stuff then go to a black screen, then it repeats non stop. Ive watched multiple videos and people say i need to boot from a usb and stuff like that but i dont have windows on a usb so i dont think that will work. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

Answer:I RESET MY COMPUTER RUNNING WINDOWS 10 and it wont boot up anymore

Did the computer come with Windows 10?What is the brand and exact model?

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My pc specs * asus z97-p motherboard * intel i7 4790 cpu * bequiet 630w psu * 8gig corsair vengeance ram * samsung 850evo 250gig ssd (win 7pro 64bit drive) * sandisk ultra II ssd 128gig ssd (win 10 drive) * 2x crucial 500gig bx100 ssd (data drives)

i recently rebuilt this into a new case and it had been working fine. Mainly using the win 7 os but more recently using the win 10 os more and more. The way it has been working is that win7 is the default boot and I have to hit the delete key on startup to select win10 to boot from.

today I was on win 10 but needed to reboot to 7. Upon doing so I hit this message:

Secure Boot Violation The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers.

It then gave me the option to boot to win10 as it is the next boot option on the list. Win 10 is now giving me the blue screen "memory management error" although I have been able to get into win10 after some more rebooting.

I ran SFC scanner and it told me that there were some problems that it cannot fix.

Everything is unplugged apart from mouse, keyboard hdmi to screen and ethernet cable. Unplugging the win10 drive from the mobo and switching the win7 drive to another port has not helped.

Has my ssd failed? has win 10 done an update that has caused this problem? It did update today, in fact the first error message I got was after win10 shut down, and when I booted into it again it installed some updates before launching.
thanks for any help!

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My pc specs * asus z97-p motherboard * intel i7 4790 cpu * bequiet 630w psu * 8gig corsair vengeance ram * samsung 850evo 250gig ssd (win 7pro 64bit drive) * sandisk ultra II ssd 128gig ssd (win 10 drive) * 2x crucial 500gig bx100 ssd (data drives)

i recently rebuilt this into a new case and it had been working fine. Mainly using the win 7 os but more recently using the win 10 os more and more. The way it has been working is that win7 is the default boot and I have to hit the delete key on startup to select win10 to boot from.

today I was on win 10 but needed to reboot to 7. Upon doing so I hit this message:

Secure Boot Violation The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers.

It then gave me the option to boot to win10 as it is the next boot option on the list. Win 10 is now giving me the blue screen "memory management error" although I have been able to get into win10 after some more rebooting.

I ran SFC scanner and it told me that there were some problems that it cannot fix.

Everything is unplugged apart from mouse, keyboard hdmi to screen and ethernet cable. Unplugging the win10 drive from the mobo and switching the win7 drive to another port has not helped.

Has my ssd failed? has win 10 done an update that has caused this problem? It did update today, in fact the first error message I got was after win10 shut down, and when I booted into it again it installed some updates before launching.
thanks for any help!

Answer:dual boot win7/win10 wont boot to win7 anymore +BSOD "memory managemen

Hi @vinvanda.

As far as I can understand from your post that you had W7 and W10 as dual boot in two different disks.

From the uploaded data we could not find a hint of the BSOD that you said (it is not recorded anywhere, probably because it happened during boot); but some other statements are supported by the data.





Windows failed fast startup with error status 0xC00000D4.



Now, it is STATUS_NOT_SAME_DEVICE; reads as .... "The destination file of a rename request is located on a different device than the source of the rename request".

Now I am making a guess. It it is wrong, please rectify and state the proper situation.
You name the Windows 7 Disk as "system" and the Windows 10 disk as "Win 10". You also said that windows 7 is the default boot. So I am guessing that the boot files are in the the windows 7 disk.

The board is set as Legacy BIOS. So Fast Boot is not possible here; and if Fast Startup is enabled, windows7 needs to disk check in every startup. It is desirable to keep fast startup disabled on a computer with W7.

Now Coming to the "Secure Boot Violation". Windows 7 does not support it at all. And, it is the Firmware Validation Process of UEFI; whereas your system is set to Legacy. I think here lies the issue.





BIOS Mode Legacy



Disable UEFI and Secure boot> Hopefully Windows 7 will boot back.

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Hi there, i have a toshiba netbook Model name is TOSHIBA NB200-10J s/no 59128264K and i have been using it for a while now.
The trouble is that i was charging my mobile phone and decided to connect the mobile phone to my netbook via phone cable, the moment i did that, the netbook just went off and that was the beginning of trouble, it never booted after that.
I got black screen with these error messages below:
''For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E(L)/8103E(L) PCIE Etherenet Controller V1.13 (081016)
PXE-E61:Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE-MOF:Exiting PXE ROM
This product is covered by one or more of the following petents US5 307,459 US5 434,872 US5 732,094 US6 570 884 US6 116,776 & US6 327,625''
then after a few seconds the same thing repeats and goes on continously.
I figured i shoud plug in the Ethernet cable since i was always using wireless connection to Router so i did that and the PXE-E61:Media test failure, check cable error message line disappeared but the other lines remained, however it took a step further and stated the MAC address and then got to DHCP.... and nothing happened.
I still cannot use my netbook and i have no idea what has happened.
 

Answer:Netbook wont boot anymore after a little incident, displays error message

Your netbook is trying to boot from a source where the boot info is missing. This could be a BIOS problem where for some reason it is trying to boot from the network or there is a problem with your the info on your HD or the HD itself is bad. For starters go into BIOS and check the boot order.
 

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Hi - I have Dual Boot on Leopard / Vista

I have not had trouble going between OS' but for some reason Vista has taken to starting with a Black screen (similar to the F8 screen)

Windows failed to start. A hardware or software change might be the cause.

To fix problem
1. Insert win install disc
2. Choose Lang
3. Choose repair.
etc
Safe Mode
Network
Command Prompt (advanced)
Start normally

Windonws will start in 30 secs..

After countdown it starts with the Loading graphic.... and then suddenly flashes up with a message I can't catch as it's too fast but I see a flash of the dreaded blue screen, Rebooting itself back to the Black screen.

I put the Vista Disk in and let the computer reboot but no change - fortunately holdong down Option allows the OS selection screen to appear.. this includes the Vista DVD in the drive.

If I select Vista the computer it would just keep on rebooting over and
I have a Seagate External Drive that was my Auto Backup drive... If I had to delete the Windows partition and redo Bootcamp, would that backup be any use?? Never had to do a repair like this.

Any suggestions????
 

Answer:Vista won't boot anymore.

Seems like you have a vista bootloader problem. Run your Vista DVD, after selecting language settings hit r to enter system recovery options. Click Startup Repair and go through the wizard. This should help with your boot problem!
 

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Hello,

My PC:

Manufacturer: Acer
Intel Core Quad Q6600
2GB DDR II RAM
320 GB HDD (2x 135)
Nvidia GeForce 8500

My PC is 3.5 years old and had it shares of little problems like every PC, yesterday I got a BSoD, along the lines of "PAGE FAULT IN NON PAGED AREA". Had quite a few number of BSoD's before but usually I quickly found out the reason for them. Or some which I never found a reason for, but didn't not have any immediate effect on the computer.

However, this time when rebooting it would get to the screen where you can "start windows like normal", or some sort or Problem Fix. Which ever option you would choose it would loop (usually with a restart) back to that screen, sometimes also changing the language from my native language to English. I attempted to boot in safe mode, but this would not boot at all and more or less go back to the same options. Eventually the computer would be going to a screen suggesting to use the repair disc (Because windows could not be started) saying:

File: \Windows\system32\Winload.exe or various other files, for example at the moment it is a file called uliahci.sys
Status: 0xc0000221 (with the uliahchi.sys)
Info: Can not load windows because an essential file is damaged or missing.

I am currently stuck on this screen and I've tried various things, will list them below. Sometimes there will also be another screen popping up:
"The file header checksum does not match the computed checksum"

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Answer:Vista, won't boot anymore.

Start by checking the hard drive for errors. You can use chkdsk or download one of the diagnostic tools from the maker of your hard drive.

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Hi,

I have an HP laptop with 3GB of RAM

installed with vista ultimate 32 bit


out of the blue it began to complain it cannot boot anymore, not even at safe mode.

I get

error
0x0000007E with 0xc0000005 parameter


I tried repair from the setup cd but it could not fix it

I tried to use the command promt from the repair cd and saw my C drive mounted with all my files there.

some sort of a driver is doing that - I think...

but I have no idea how to figure out which one...

all the threads I found relay on me able to boot in the system to do things which I can't right now.. I can only access the files from outside..


can anyone help ?


thanks

Answer:Vista won't boot anymore

hi and welcome to TSF this is what i could find on your error code
0x0000007E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
(Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
A system thread generated an exception which the error handler did not catch. There are numerous individual causes for this problem, including hardware incompatibility, a faulty device driver or system service, or some software issues. Check Event Viewer (EventVwr.msc) for additional information.
?0x0000007E, 0xC0000005, 0xFC5CCAF3, 0xFC90F8C0, 0xFC90F5C0? Error Message at Startup {KB 321637} Win XP
0x0000007e Error When Registering OLEMSG32.DLL or CDO.DLL Files {KB 238265} Win NT, Win 2000
0x7E Error Occurs in Kbdclass.sys When You Try to Shut Down Win XP {KB 313050} Win XP Professional
Error message in Win XP Service Pack 2: ?Stop 0x7E? {KB 900485} Win XP SP2 (Timing issue ? patch available)
Stop error 0x7E in PCI.SYS {KB 839641} Win 2000, Win XP, Server 2003
Stop Error 0x7E in USBHUB.SYS {KB 327863} Win 2000, Win XP, Server 2003 (If USB bandwidth consumption exceeds 100%)
?STOP 0x0000007E? Error Message After You Upgrade to Windows XP {KB 330182} Win XP
?Stop 0x0000007E? error message when installing Win XP Disk Image from a Remote Installation Services Server {KB 818966} Win XP
?Stop 0x0000007E? error message after you upgrade to Win XP Service Pack 2 on a non-Intel-processor computer {KB 888372} Win XP SP2
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In vista, I was using EasyBCD, and I didnt like how long it waited before booting into the default OS, XP. So I changed the timeout to 3 seconds. Since then, Ive really found no need for Vista. But now that I want to use it, when my computer boots, I dont even get the option of choosing XP or Vista for those three seconds. Ive tried mashing the UP & DOWN arrow keys as it boots to try and get it to stop, but it doesnt help. Ive also tried installing EasyBCD in xp, but it just continually tells me that there is no Vista bootloader installed, would you like to install one, installed successfully, please restart the program. When you restart the program, you get the same set of dialog boxes.

Answer:Cant Boot Into Vista Anymore

I am going thru the same issue right now myself. I am guessing that you installed XP after Vista and that XP is on a different partition.

I am working with ComputerGuru the creator of this applicaiotn to solve my problem. As soon as i get a resolution i will let you know what to do.

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i have been working at this for a week and i was finally referred to you guys by a friend of mine. my problem started about 2 weeks ago. i had turned my computer off for the night and the next morning i went to turn it on again and it took about half an hour to boot (no joke). i started it in safe mode and it froze up after it loaded crcdisk.sys so what ever comes next is the problem but i don't know what comes next. i first though it could be a hard ware problem but i changed out almost all the parts and it still won't work. i tried to reinstall vista because this was becoming annoying having to turn on the comp 30 mins before you need it but, the vista disk isn't damaged but it still didn't work, so it must be a driver or something like that. i put in my motherboard disk to install the drivers and it didn't work and i reset my CMOS and that didn't work either. it will get through the whole install and again get to crcdisk.sys and then crap out any help you have for me would be great i have pretty much been defeated on this one. thanks - Matt
 

Answer:i can't boot to vista anymore

I can think of quite a few things that may be going on. Have you tried the steps posted here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 ?
 

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Vista 32
4gb
500gb HD
Nvidia 9800 GX2 1024
Q9600 2.6ghz

I've been up all night trying to fix this..

So I have been having issues with installing WOW and AOC due to memory issues, I was getting blue screens that said
MEMORY_MANAGEMENT

so I downloaded memtest and prime95 to diagnostic the problem, will it reported back that memory slot 1 had 410 errors, but I was having problems isolating if the it was a bad slot or bad stick. So I ran prime95 torture test and during the test I received a bluescreen and it came up and went away so fast I couldn't notice the error so I had to reboot.When the computer came back up it started going extremely slow, so I decided to reboot into safe mode. It took roughly like 10 mins to just see the windows logo then another 10-15 mins to get to log in screen then another 10 mins to type my password then another 20 mins to see my desktop and this was all done in Safemode.

So now I rebooted again, this time I would get black screen for like 30 mins after Windows logo. So I decided to just re-install Vista it took a very long time to get to Vista re-install screen and next think you know it I get blue screen with the following error

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
nvstor.sys address 863e9395 base at 863e50000 DATAMAP 46671a61

So then I figured it was dvd drive I was install from so I unplug the defective drive and used my 2nd dvd and run install again, this time I managed to install Vista took roughly 3 hours, and now BINGO re-i... Read more

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Hi Guys. I really need your help.
I have 3 drives. Vista installed on primary boot drive (C. Everything used to work fine until I installed XP on my second bootdrive (D.

In fact, when the XP installation finished and the system was booting up for the first time, it really creeped me out with some weird non-standard characters on the post screen. For a sec I felt my BIOS is messed up or something...

It didn't even let me boot into XP until I set D: as my priority1 boot device. XP now boots fine (although it feels like it's taking a lot longer than usual) but when I switched priority1 boot device to C: my system hangs at the "Verifying DMI Pool Data" message.

I then booted back into XP and tried different tools like VistaBootPRO and EasyBCD to fix my boot files but nothing works. I can still read files from my all drives whilst booted into D: (XP) so thankfully my C: is not dead but if anyone has any experience in this area, I would very much appreciate your help.

What I want is to have some boot option at system startup to boot into either Vista or XP, simple (or not so simple) as that.
 

Answer:Help! I can't boot into Vista anymore!!

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Hi!
I used the option to install the bootloader in all my drives (and partitions) which was very stupid and now it seems to be causing havock with my new Vista installation.
Is there a way to clear that bootloader from all the drives except the working XP installation...is that the in the MBR?
Thanks
 

Answer:Help getting rid of Vistabootpro changes...I cant boot to Vista anymore

You could try running a boot repair from the Vista installation DVD.
 

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Hi,

today I couldn't boot my vista beta anymore.
I get the message:

File: \Windows\System32\Drivers\PxHlpa64.sys

Info: The image hash cannot be found in the system catalogs. ...

Yesterday I installed DivX, which doesn't seem to be compatible with vista.
Probably that caused the problem. I tried to repair the boot files using
the Vista DVD, but it doesn't work.

Can anybody help me?

Thanks.

Nico

Answer:Vista Doesn't Boot Anymore

Hi nri, welcome to BC.You have a driver sig isssue, see the quote from MS below on the fix:Setting the boot configuration. A boot configuration setting is available in the Windows Vista Beta2 release that disables the enforcement of kernel mode signatures to be persisted across boot sessions. Windows Vista includes a command-line tool, BCDedit, which can be used to set the option in Windows Vista Beta2 to disable signature checks. To use BCDedit, the user must be a member of the Administrators group on the system and run the command from an elevated command prompt. An elevated command prompt can be launched by creating a desktop shortcut to cmd.exe, and then using right-click and Run as administrator. The following shows an example of running BDCedit at the command prompt:// Disable enforcement no signing checksBcdedit.exe set nointegritychecks ON // Enable enforcement signing checks applyBcdedit.exe set nointegritychecks OFF // Disabling integrity check on an alternate OS // specified by a GUID for the system IDBcdedit.exe set {4518fd64-05f1-11da-b13e-00306e386aee} nointegritychecks ON These Directions will get you into Windows without having to run the Vista CD recovery Disk.How to Disable Signature Enforcement:Using the F8 option. An F8 Advanced Boot Option introduced with Windows Vista Disable Driver Signature Enforcement is available to disable the kernel-signing enforcement only for the current boot session. This setting does not persist across boot sessions

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I got the following rig a week ago :

- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 GO 2.40GHz Quad Core CPU Overclocked too a minimum of 3.30GHz and beyond. (8/9 x 400MHz - 1600MHz FSB)
- Tuniq Tower 120 Pro Blue LED Intel approved cooler
- Arctic Silver 5 Heatsink compound professionally hand installed by our technicians
- Abit IP35-Pro Intel P35 (Socket LGA775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
- Award winning Crucial 2GB Ballistix Tracer PC2-8500 CAS5 (2x1GB) Dual Channel Kit (Overclocked at 1000MHz+)
- 500GB Western Digital 16MB Cache SATA-2 Hard Drive
- NVIDIA 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) DirectX 10 Graphics Card
- Pioneer 115DBK 20x DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black)
- Antec NINE HUNDRED Gamers ATX Case
- OCZ 600W Next Generation Power Supply

It was working fine for a week. I then left the pc on overnight downloading some stuff and came back the next morning to find the pc still on, but the monitor on standby mode. Normally when you move the mouse or keyboard etc the monitor comes back on.

This time it did not and would not respond in anyway so I rebooted the pc. The first few times it stuck on the bios screen so I then removed the power cable from the psu The pc then tried to boot into windows vista but it came up with a blue screen saying my work was being saved and the pc restarting to avoid damaging my pc.

On subsequent boots it then said checksum error : checksum doesnt match value on file.

I tried repairing with the vista cd but no joy.

Any ideas ? or should I... Read more

Answer:Checksum error - Vista won't boot anymore.

Any ideas ? or should I just send it back to the distributor as it is only a week old and I havent made any alterations to the setup.Click to expand...

I'd give it an honest effort to figure out what is going on, then turn it back over to the place you bought it from. Be quick about it though, as usually the "money back" warranty expires rather quickly.

The reason I build my own PC is because I can deal with RMAing hardware and troubleshooting my own issues. The reason I don't build for my friends and family is so I don't have to support the damn things. If you bought it from some company, then take advantage of the support options you get from them, and make sure you don't do something that is going to void your warranty with them, because that support is what you pay for when you buy a pre-built computer!
 

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Hi, I'm having trouble with Vista and a VAIO VGN-SZ430N notebook.

This notebook is running Vista business, and has the usual crap loaded unto that comes from all manufacturers. I just uninstalled the AOL tool bar 5.0 that IE7 came with using the new programs and features. It required a restart, and upon doing so Vista wouldn't start. It comes up with the "windows had an unsuccessful start" dialogue and I've tried using the restore program, and Vista still will not successfully start. It goes through all the motions and says it has completed, and asks to restart. (and says if it was successful, vista will start)

I have also tried unsuccessfully starting in safemode, and it hangs when loading drivers. The last file it loads is \windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys
Can anyone help?

Thanks!
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I finally got into safemode, and in programs and features it listed AOL Toolbar 4.0. I uninstalled that, and still can't start Vista...I'm going to try safe mode again...

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Going back into safe mode, AOL Toolbar 4.0 is still in programs and features, and Vista still won't boot
 

Answer:Uninstalling AOL Toolbar 5.0 and Vista -- can't boot anymore

Well, here is where I am at:

I can access safe mode, but AOL Toolbar 4.0 will not uninstall. If I uninstall it in safe mode, it is back if I restart. I am led to believe that the start up problems are related to this, but who knows. Either way, I can't boot normally into Vista.

Can anyone help restoring or otherwise dealing with this problem from safe mode...or anything?
Thanks,
Mike
 

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LS,
 
My rather old Packard Bell laptop is not booting up anymore. Last I saw on the screen was that AVG performed an update. This was November 28th. On Novermber 29th, I noticed the laptop's "on" LEDs were alight even though the screen was black and the laptop did not respond. I had to perform a hard shut down and after that, the laptop does not boot anymore (Windows Vista), except for startup repair, which does not help me. More details below.
 
When I switch on the laptop, I get prompted that Windows did failed to start, and that there are two options:
Launch startup repair (recommended)
Start Windows normally
When I launch startup repair (option 1), the following happens:
I get this Windows wait bar running
Then a blakc screen
Then a white cursor arrow emerges in the center of the screen
Then the Windows icon pops up
Then a Windows screen with "please wait"
Then a login screen with only "Other User" as possible login. I don't use a password on my laptop, and admin/admin returns the message "The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted"
When I try to start Windows normally (option 2), the following happens:
I again get the Windows wait bar running
Then a very short blue screen and an immediate crash and reboot
When I hit F8 and try to boot in safe mode, the same thing happens. The file that is invoked last before the crash is avgidshx.sys.
 
 
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Answer:Windows Vista does not boot anymore (AVG related?)

Try the steps listed in this link. Only rename the files that begin with avg. Do not delete.
 
http://forums.avg.com/ww-en/avg-forums?sec=thread&act=show&id=94159#post_94159

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Hey,
I set up a dual boot on my pc and everthing went fine,the other OS is activated etc.

But now my vista has reset or something and the activation was cleared.

Anyone know how i can get it back?It came with the pc so i have no serial code that you get with the disc and i dont see a label on the pc anywhere.

Answer:Set up Dual Boot, Vista not activated anymore.

If by activated do you mean the key? yes there are ways to get it

so key or activate?

ken

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Hello,

I have a Dell Dimension E520 computer with Windows Vista Home installed.

My brother was using it last night and apparently shut it down as normal.

When I came to switch it on today, I got the following error message:


Quote:




File: \Windows\system32\config\system

Status: 0xc000014c

Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt.




I'm not entirely sure how this happened because I didn't see what was going on. Is it possible that a Windows Update that installed (oblivious to my brother's knowledge) broke the OS ? I've heard of it happening before.

I can't even get into Safe Boot either. I was able to get a Norton Recovery Disk to load up, but apparently I have no System Restore Points on my computer.

I can see all my hard drive contents using the Explorer functionality in the Norton Recovery Disk, but I'm not sure how much that helps my cause.

Could anyone possibly help?

Answer:Windows Vista Doesn't Boot Anymore All Of A Sudden

Since its a dell im guessing you don't have the installation cd

Check out this link
link

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Help.
I have been running Windows Vista on my OS X system for a few months. Windows Vista crashed and now will not fully launch. The operating system will load up just past the password screen and then no more. The hard drive continues to tun and the computer gets very warm. Any suggestions?

I have tried to load windows in safe mode as well with the same outcome.
thx

sys
MacBook Pro OS X 10.5.4
Boot Camp o Vista x64

Answer:Windows Vista x64 will not fully boot anymore under BootCamp[Moved from Mac]

Well, it's a Vista issue that is unrelated to the Mac, so I'll move this to the Vista forum, as you will not be able to get help here. And I'm sure they are going to want to know what you were doing when Vista crashed, what you have tried, and any configuration changes you have made to Vista from the default.

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Hi,

I brought home my friends Satellite A300 this evening to upgrade Vista to Windows 7.

The Windows 7 disc told me before it could upgrade the Vista would need a service pack 1, so I started to install the service pack and when it went to restart mode then it went to step 2 of the restart and all of a sudden the screen went black and a load of numbers appeared and it did not go any further, the system frozed.

Problem now is that Windows will not start up and it wont work in safe mode and I am afraid that all my friends photo's and files are now gone.

I am gutted!

Can anybody help?

Answer:Satellite A300 - After installing Vista SP1 it doesn't boot anymore

Hello

What happens now if you try to boot Windows? Do you get an error message or something else?

Normally before you install something like a Service Pack or Windows 7 you should backup all files first and this should be done from time to time? Normally ;)
I think you can only recover the data if you put the HDD in an external HDD case. Then you can save the data on another computer.

After this you can make a clean installation of Windows 7 or alternative install Vista using Toshiba recovery disk and then Windows 7.

Greets

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Hello,

I have a Toshiba P200-17c running vista machine and it wont boot up, hangs on boot screen. I
have used iso image to boot from and have run disk repair, makes no difference.
Machine wont get beyond microsoft loading page (with yellowish bar scrolling).

My question is: how can i replace / repair the boot.ini to get machine to boot up or disable all apps / drivers for apps in order to get machine to boot.

I did not (my own fault) create a back up or restore disk.
After booting machine from cd, running system repair and attempting to run system restore also doesn't work...

Can anyone advise on a way to replace/repair boot.ini or deactivate drivers?

Trying to avoid paying a further ?30 pounds for a recovery disk as i have already paid for licensed software, not sure why.
If paid for you don't get a Vista copy with machine....

Anyway any help would be most appreciated.

G

Answer:Satellite P200-17c - Vista wont boot up - how to replace/repair boot.ini

Tried booting Vista in safe mode? You can access this mode by pressing F8 before Vista starts. In this mode noe drivers are loaded.

Other method to edit boot.ini would be to use boot discs like BartPE or some Linux distributions like DamnSmallLinux.

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Vista Wont Boot after changing MAX Mem in msconfig/boot/advancedoptions
 

Answer:Vista Wont Boot after changing MAX Mem in msconfig/boot/advancedoptions

Its saved in a file called boot.ini so if you can get a command promot you can edit that file.
i know this works with NT, XP ..etc worth a shot with Vista

Boot with Vista CD.
# Insert the Windows CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
# When you receive the “Press any key to boot from CD” message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
# When you receive the “Welcome to Setup” message, press R to start the Recovery Console.
# When you are prompted, type the administrator password, and then press ENTER.
# At the command prompt, type bootcfg /list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current Boot.ini file appear on the screen.
# At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER.
Also if you get access in DOS and are able to edit boot.ini you need to change:
/maxmem=number
 

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Hi really in trouble here, vista went down after installation of windows 7 on another drive mbr got damaged by mistake now drive cant be seen and cant access. all documents lost what can I do to get them or the drive to run again, is there anything I can download that will save the day...

Answer:vista wont boot partition corrupt vista cant fix

Have same problem with a mates laptop, have removed drive and connect to my own PC and am running chkdsk /r/v on the c: partition.Windows is gradualy (over 24hrs now) replacig the damaged clsters.Hopefully yours won't be so bad.

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After a power socket blew my computer worked but the next time it wouldn't boot windows. I can't even get to the advanced boot options. I've been searching forums, there are a lot of similar issues but their solutions haven't worked for me....getting a lil worried and desperate! I've a desktop Intel quad core running vista, 500 G memory. Here's the error message:
Booting 'Windows Vista'
acpi
Vista Loader 2.1.2
Done!
fallback 1
find --set-root /bootmgr
Error 17: File not found
Booting 'Windows NT/2000/XP'
fallback 2
find --set-root /ntldr
Error 17: File not found
Booting 'Enter Command Line'
Boot failed! Press any key to enter command line

Help would not just be greatly appreciated.... It'll save my life!
 

Answer:vista wont boot. no advanced boot options

To save time on your part and mine
there are a lot of similar issues but their solutions haven't worked for meClick to expand...

what please has been tried
 

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I have Vista installed on my "play" puter. Installed Ubuntu using most of the defaults. It re-arrainged my single 80G harddrive, left vista intact and ubuntu installed clean.
Grub splash screen shows some ubuntu options, it also shows vista.
Ubuntu boots fine. If I select vista the boot hangs. Tried to boot vista in safe mode and the last thing the log shows is "/windows/system32/drivers/crcdisk.sys"

Vista booted ok before I installed ubuntu

Any idea what is going on

Gary
 

Answer:Dual boot -- vista wont boot ubuntu will

Yeah I Think windows dosen't like being dual booted it has some protection or something. But found a page to help :

http://www.commonmancomputing.com/y/Learn/DualBootVistaandLinux/tabid/62/Default.aspx
 

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The other day I updated my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 17R running Windows 7 home premium, when I updated the computer booted ok took longer than usual, I restarted the laptop but this time it wouldn't boot up, it came up with a black screen saying repair windows(recommended) or start windows normally, I clicked repair windows it said searching for problems, attempting repairs this took about an hour and a half but unfortunately did not resolve the issue I sent the error report to windows, I restarted the laptop again,  attempted booting it in safe mode no luck and the same other various options I can try but no luck they all just crashed the laptop and began restarting it,  tried repairing it again and this time it took my to a screen with various options like load backup open cmd and format my hard drive, loading the backup did nothing and  wasn't sure what to do with cmd so decided to part ways with my stuff and format the hard drive, I did this and the laptop was formatted but the OS was still on the hard drive and it was like the first time I opened it all of my personal things were gone but win 7 home premium was still there, I set it back up again installed AVG anti virus etc downloaded a few movies ran fine the next day it said windows updates need installing so, I  did , 145 updates were made  turned my laptop back on and again it was booting up and crashing followed the steps I mentioned before noting was working after messing around wit... Read more

Answer:Computer wont boot, wont boot in safe mode, wont load repair centre

Hello there,
 
It seems like you did not perform a clean installation of Windows and that's why your system is acting up. 
 
Follow the steps below to install a new copy of Windows:
 
1. To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation you will need to start or boot your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive. Insert your Windows 7 disc in your CD/DVD drive. Please note: will need to restart or turn on your system with the disc in the drive. 
2. After turning on your system with the CD in the drive go ahead and press any key when prompted during your computer post routine and then follow the instructions presented on screen. If you don’t see this go back to step 1 to setup your BIOS to boot from CD or USB flash drive depending on your installation media.
3. On the Install Windows page simply enter your preferences and click next.
 
4. Accept the Windows license agreement.
 
5. On the “Which type of installation do you want” page go ahead and choose the “Custom” option.
 
6. Select Drive options (advanced) on the “Where do you want to install Windows” page.
 
7.  Select the partition that you want to change, choose the formatting option you want to perform and then follow the instructions.
When allocating space choosing the default MB size for your drive is typically the best for most users since you want to take full advantage of all your disk... Read more

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please help everything was fine till the other day i switch my computer on and it refused to boot went to the boot manager which said FILE: \Boot\BCD

Status: oxcoooooof

when i use my windows disk to repair the problem evrything is fine till a switch my computer off then i get the same message and have to repeat the whole thing other than leaving my computer on any ideas?

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Question: Vista wont boot

Vista Business. Wont boot. I cant log in to Safe mode it wont get that far. Basically as far as i can tell my client pull a USB media player without safely removing it. As far I can tell this when the problem started. I ratther not re load everything for him. I dont really want to talk that kinda of time. Considering it was hard to install vista on his computer to start with.
Problem Event Start up Repair V2
Signature 01 external Media
Sig 02 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Sig 03 4
Sig 04 131074
Sig 05 IVO root cause
Sig 06 same
SIg 07 0
Sig 08 1
Sig 09 system Restore
Sig 10 0

Os version 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Local ID 1033
I will be checking this all night. If you need added info please just ask

Answer:Vista wont boot

Hello maniac173,
If you have a Vista disk, try this repair.

Startup Repair

Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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Hello. so last night while playing a game my computer froze. so i restarted it and when asked if i wanted to boot in safe mode i said no and booted it normaly. But now when i turn my computer on now i get to the little loading bar that says Microsoft Corporation under it. and then when its done loading nothing happens. The Vista logo doesnt come up and make the vista sound. using: Vista Home Premium and i have checked the other components

Answer:vista wont boot

are you able to get into safemode? do you have a vista dvd?

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Recently i had to leave home for about a month so i turned off my computer and when i came back and turned on my computer it started up like normal until it got to the windows loading screen. Unfortunately that's as far as it will go before it just shuts down and I'm back at the bios and it will keep repeating itself over and over and over again.

The most weird thing about it is i actually got the system to boot by popping in the operating system CD and clicking repair which system restored me to a earlier point. The sad thing is when i started running scans with malware bytes and AVG it picked up spyware that it deleted but i don't think that's what was causing the problem, though i did notice after clearing spyware called "Spy protection" and rebooted the PC wouldn't load windows. Weird thing is before this i actually got it booting normal a few times but the problem still persists.

My computer, every time i shut it down it WILL not boot windows back up and when it does it's like luck of the draw. System restore won't work anymore and eventually when i pop in the OS CD for repair it won't even pick up my hard drive, it's like the system says it doesn't exist.

So after screwing around a bit i just let it boot a million times until it finally worked. I decided to run some hardware failure tests and according to speed fan my computers hard drive is in good shape but who knows how accurate that is. I had the hard drive put in last year, the one before it a... Read more

Answer:Vista wont boot

Sorry forgot to post specs

Windows Vista Home premium 32 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 2.33gz
3gb of ram
Ati Radeon HD 2600XT
Sata 500GB Hard Drive

thank you

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Hello. so last night while playing a game my computer froze. so i restarted it and when asked if i wanted to boot in safe mode i said no and booted it normaly. But now when i turn my computer on now i get to the little loading bar that says Microsoft Corporation under it. and then when its done loading nothing happens. The Vista logo doesnt come up and make the vista sound. using: Vista Home Premium and i have checked the other components

Answer:vista wont boot

try using the vista dvd and doing a repair
press f8 repeatedly until you get a choice of what hardware device you want to chose and chose your dvd drive
then just follow the steps in the dvd to repair your system

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Please help! Cant get laptop to boot up cant restore it keep getting message saying system restore wizard is running and your computer is running in a limited diagnostic state! Really dont want to factory reset and lose all my music and pictures can anyone help?
 

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Question: Vista wont boot

Yesterday my computer got a Bluescreen (which has happened alot lately), but when i tried to reboot my computer it wont start..
what happens is that WinVista loading works like normal but when loading is done the computer screen just stay black (it has always stayed like that for some seconds)..
thats it.. i tried booting my Ubuntu but i have a problem on it which has always been there (it wont load, the lock light lights up)..

so any ideas at all how to fix it?


PS! ive had the computer for 2 years and ive had Vista on it all the time..

Answer:Vista wont boot

tap f8 when booting and try from the options

last known good configuration

if no good boot from the vista dvd to the install screen
then on the bottom left click on repair

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Hi, my laptop which has windows vista boots up so far then a blue screen appears and says it has closed windows to protect it from damage. Ive tried starting in safe mode but it still wont boot up, any ideas?

Answer:Vista wont boot up

Do you have your Vista installation disk?
If so, can you boot from it and run Startup Repair? ( http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/91...up-repair.html )

Also, please try these bootable diagnostics:

Quote:




H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

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Windows error recovery: "windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause."
Choices: launch startup repair -> I did this and it worked at first, then the screen goes black and does nothing.
Start windows normally-> also leads to a black screen and then restarts back to the same place again.
I put in the reinstallation disk and it's not being recognized. I tried F2, F12, F8, there is no option for safe mode or anything else. howCan this be fixed???

Answer:vista wont boot!!!

Hello,

Would have been better if your CD worked. Can you try Last Known Good Configuration. By tapping F8 upon Startup you will get the Advanced Boot Options where you can choose LNGK. Did you have any problems before this happened or did it just happen out of the blue?

Regards,
George

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Message says:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

It thenm says SAFE MODE -With networking - with command prompt
last known good configuration
start windows normally

None work.

Not bothered about Vista but need stuff off the C drive.

Please help

All my accounts are on there and accountant needs the details.

Thanks

Lou

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hi there fellow tech guys!! lol

just need some urgent help if you can help!

i cant boot into vista at all, it gets to the menu where a bad boot had happened with like safe mode, normal, last good config..

and if i try to boot into anything it just get a blank screen! i think this could be a hardware error as XP did it on a regular basis. and before the only way to fix it was a full format but i really dont want to and want to get he problem sorted once for all.

i could really do with getting it sorted as i have a database file needed for a exam in computing next week!

any ideas?

Thanks for taking time to read my problem

Thanks!
 

Answer:Vista wont boot at all!!

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Hello people Im new to this techguy.org thing anyway I cant get my windows vista to boot it just restarts when I try to boot up I scanned it for virus useing mcaffee (did I spell it right ?) nothing found , AVG nothing found Nortan Nothing found cant be a virus I would use my backup disks except the first disk (main disk is scratched as hell and blockbuster disk repair didnt work) and the serial number is faded away and I really would prefer not to pay microsoft another 190$ plus tax the recovery partition is gone becuase first time i needed to format it after recovery was completed it wouldnt boot up until the recovery partition was deleted Im probaly screwed and need to buy another licence and disks but I thought Id check if you guys can help me before I go out an make another investment in Microsoft If I do need to buy another disk do you guys know where the cheapest place to buy Basic or Prenium ? Future Shop wants 199.99$ for Vista Basic I would just use XP except it has no drivers for ANYTHING not even my USB ports or ethernet or wi fi sound and not sure about my dvd drive
 

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my new PC won't boot. When I left for work today around noon, I shut it down (the correct way) and tonight when I got home and tried to turn it on ...

It goes thru the boot sequence past the ASUS Motherboard screen, then it goes thru some of the DOS screens and hits a spot where the [sounds like] the HD stuttering and as it stutters, the events are reported on the screen as follows:

Quote:




Booting Windows Vista

acpi
Vista Loader 2.1.2

Done!
fallback 1
find --set-root /bootmgr

Error 17: File not found
Booting 'Windows NT/2000/XP'

fallback 2
find --set-root /ntldr

Error 17: File not found
Booting 'Enter Command Line'

Boot failed! Press any key to enter command line





I have downloaded Seagate Tools to test the HD - I have run chkdsk /f (which took over 3 days on this 1.5 TB Seagate) when it completed, it gave no report of any errors, etc. ... so i "assume" it found none.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Vista wont boot

You say "new pc" - how old is it? Did you contact the system manufacturer and inquire about warranty?

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hiive read other posts on here but now im stuck.my vista laptop for no apparent reason would not load windows recently.i did not have the vista disc. i acquired a vista boot repair disc and have tried to use it.it is a 'mini pe2-xt' disc - digiwizi have followed the instructions iestartprogramshard drive toolsenter drive - cit says "do you want to fix errors,bad sectors and recover readable information " - i click "y"i then start chkdsk.exe c/rit says chkdsk .exe c / r is runningthen says -type of file system is RAWcannot lock current drivechkdsk is not available for RAW drivesCHKDSK.CMD : check disk donepress any key to continueanyone any ideas where i go from here ?many thanks

Answer:vista wont boot

Raw drives are a major heartache for Windows but the can usually be read by and data recovered from them by making and booting from a 1 or 2GB pen drive loaded with Slax Linux full instruction and utility here click hereBoot into Slax Linux mount the Raw drive then you will be able to copy all your data to an external USB hard drive and with a bit of luck you may be able make a copy of the Factory Recovery Partition for use with a replacement driveIn some instances RAW drives can be recovered using the hard drive makers utility to reset the whole drive to zeros Cheers HC

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Question: vista wont boot

Have and Hp 6400 with vista home premium. the pc will not boot at all. gets a blue screen with no messages. F8-safe mode or any of those options have no effect. start up repair just hangs. F11 will run the tests, showing a hdd fail. the repair option on the install cd, goes to start up repair, and again hangs. did get to cmd prompt once, chkdsk wont run stating it is write protected, and the bootrec options have no effect. a buddy tested the hdd on his test equipment, says the info on the drive is still there like the OS is still in tact, and personal data still there. he was able to recover the personal data, but cannot access the hdd recovery partition. based on this, it would seem if the hdd's recovery partition could be accessed and corrected, then the OS could be restored. I'm wondering a bout the boot file system being corrupted, missing or damaged. How about a replacement or fix of the boot files? if so, how can this be achieved when the machine is not bootable? Needing some ideas and feedback please! I would really like to restore the OS to avoid losing info.

Answer:vista wont boot

You had a BSOD, we need this information to help you
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
Try to boot so you can get the information

If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD

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

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 What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista? If your computer does not include Startup Repair, your compu... Read more

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my vista laptop wont boot anymore, it has been having trouble booting for a while now and i was in the process of repairing it, however i have reached a booger of a problem...

my laptop got stuck in hibernation, and now when i try to start it up it does the whole hibernation thing where you cant get into the bios system and try to boot from a CD... the F2 and F12 button options arent there, and when it gets past the bios screen it stays on a black screen with a small cursor in the top left corner ( if you ever seen jurassic park, its the screen when the whole system needed to be rebooted, that little cursor int he top left corner... yea thats what it is)

so how can i get my laptop to boot from a cd or something... i am not a complete idiot, i just cant figure this problem out...

thanks!
 

Answer:vista wont boot

bump?

i cannot load vista... it got stuck after hibernation and when i start it back up, i cannot even get into a bios screen where ic an boot from a cd... is there anyway to hard start bios? or vista? or atleast have it start up from scratch? not the hibernation thing... when i leave it on my laptop gets really hot, so there is some process that is preventing it froms tarting up... any help?
 

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Hello?. Im using vista and this is what is the problem exactly?.
My pc wont boot anything, not the OS, not the recovery disk from CD or USB, not the installation disk that came with the laptop, not any other OS?s bootable installation disk?. NOTHING AT ALL?. It doesnt boot with any boot options? Give the error ?systemroot\system32\config\software absent corrupt? trying to boot windows normally, give an error ?0xc0000225 \boot\bcd vista? trying to boot recovery disk from usb, doesnt even read the recover disk (on cd) and doesnt even read the installation disks?. So?. how can i ever get to any sort of recovery thing from any source for this?.

Answer:Vista wont boot with anything,,,,

Hi and welcome to TSF how are you booting from the recovery disc have you set the dvd drive as first boot device in the bios tapping F2 on booting should get you to the bios screen the arrow keys you use to navigate and F10 to save your changes and exit

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Question: Vista Wont BOOT !!

Okay so today my friend brought me her PC a Presario SR1817Cl that had got a bad Virus and deleted everything on her C: drive and some one had corrupted her factory restore partiton so i went and installed Vista.

So the install process goes all well till the end the desktop loads then it will reboot then after that it will not boot agian to Vista just keeps booting not even a Windows logo screen nothing just keeps Rebooting.

So i pop in the disc agian try to do a repair and everything is ok it says in the repair but i see that is has a X: Drive but and it's named BOOT im trying to format it or delete it and i cant says write protected.

How can i fix this problem ?
 

Answer:Vista Wont BOOT !!

What drives does the machine have? Take a look at the drive with a bootable partitioning tool.

Partitioning Tools-->

Free:

Paragon Partition Manager 8.5-- PPM Special Edition serial and free registration
CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
SystemRescueCD
Gparted LiveCD
Parted Magic
Vista Recovery Disk (Shrink, expand, create, delete partitions)
XP Recovery Console CD image (Create and delete partitions with diskpart.exe)
Partition Logic
Ranish Partition Manager
Cute Partition Manager

Shareware:

Paragon Partition Manager
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
Terabyte BootIt NG
Acronis Disk Director
V-Com (Avanquest) Partition Commander
EASEUS Partition Manager
7Tools Partition Manager
Spotmau Partition Genius
 

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I have an HP Vista computer that wont do anything.  I hear it doing a lot, but can't get the screen to do anything.  Don't have a bootup disk either.  Any help out there ??

Answer:HP on Vista wont boot up

It seems like ti is trying to boot up, but it goes into a loop and doesn't actually do anything.  I have a separate computer that I can download things on a flash drive. 
Please help. 

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Question: Vista Wont Boot

Hi i am unable to boot into windows vista i get an error saying windows cannot load because the file ntkrnlpa.exe is not digitally signed i tried disabling enforce digital signatures and copying ntkrnlpa.exe from the vista disc but still no go.

Answer:Vista Wont Boot

The error code indicates that the issue is related to file corruption. Just to add to what you have dont to fix this, most likely a Repair installation would take care of this problem.

You can also try to press F8 during the boot process and then select the option "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement"

You also can boot off of the Vista DVD and choose Repair My Computer. The Vista DVD will try and fix the error; if that fails then it will give you the choice to do a System Restore or to go to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and hit enter. The Check Disk Utility will try and fix any errors.

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A friends Advent 8315 will not boot into Vista. I have tried the start up recovery but this fails to fix the problem. It continues to boot into the Tech Guys menu asking to choose one of the options Repair enviroment,reinstall,advanced and exit restart. I have tried to reinstall windows with a full destructive recovery but this goes through the motions but then reboots into the tech guys menu system again.

Any ideas as there are no recovery disks to reinstall as the recovery is built into the hard drive.
 

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toshiba laptop, booted fine earlier today. then boots to just a mouse and a black screen.. nothing else. tried system restore, didn't work. tried repair with and without disc.. is there an option like with XP, that will let me begin install until it finds an OS, then let me choose repair in Vista.. All other suggestions are VERY welcome.. I think it hung while installing updates.. oops Vista version is Home Premium, no sp, at least on DVD disc.
Scott

Answer:Vista wont boot

Yes Vista does have a repair option.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial148.html

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Question: vista wont boot

well i may be looking for a new pc. my hp with vista sp2 premium home crashed. first it was interface crc error. i reset bios to defaults. then i got a disk boot failure. i used a bootable disk ... thats when i got the crc error. after i did pc doctor hardware tests. so i again went into bios and ddid defaults . same error. disk write. latest error is error loading os. i guess i'm F__ked?

Answer:vista wont boot

Welcome
Lets try this solution for a CRC error
How to Fix Cyclic Redundancy Check in Vista | eHow.com
If that does not work, try to boot in safe mode. If that, also, is not possible, this may be a hardware problem.

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I installed vista and now all it wants to do is boot Vista. If I load up my SP2 CD it'll see XP but if I try to fix the MBR vista just comes back, no option for booting XP. What do I do? I can't format the Vista drive through Ubuntu (I know it's NTFS but it was worth a go. So I'm a tad stuck.

What now?

Thanks

Answer:Vista wont let me boot XP.

Google for EasyBCD from Neosmart Technologies. It will allow for you to dual boot again.

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Hey Everyone,

I have a HP pavilion a810n and im upgrading to windows vista. When i reboot the system to restart the computer so i can boot from the cd and keep pressing the space bar it wont boot from the cd. All the drives work and i try and press the space bar repeatedly it wont boot from the cd. I tried the cd in another computer and it boots from the cd. Any Ideas?

Answer:Vista wont boot from CD

Sometimes it'll take ALONG time to scan up for the install.

If after 10-mins, then you got a problem... Even my q6600 took a few minutes.

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hi, hope u can help, toshiba satellite with vista wont boot, toshiba screen goes on then goes off and have a cursor at top left of monitor and keeps flashing, can access bios and boot menu, have tried recovery disc but no joy, no system restore point and says "limited diagnostic state", can access command prompt and run a chkdsk and that seems good, any suggestions greatly appeiciated

Answer:vista wont boot

will it go into safe mode keep tapping F8 as you boot up ??

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Hi to all! I'm a forum checker but never registered...Now i need your help if possible.

I was OC my pc when it has freeze....in rebooting windows say me that a critical driver can't be loaded...

windows\system32\drivers\fileinfo.sys

and ask me for the windows vista dvd...the problem is that my original cd is at my friend house because he has a windows OEM edition from HP and is no possible for him to have directly from HP the 64 bit edition of the software however he has a genuine serial for vista home premium activation (just pasted on his case). The bad thing is that my friend is in a study college away from my town and he return on march.

I need the pc for also work and i'm afraid to keep the pc in this state...
Is possible to boot vista in other way and restore this missing driver?? Anyone can pvt to me to help me to find this driver?

Please is very important!

Answer:vista 64 wont boot...

You just need to download the repair disk from Neosmart.

x86
x64

Instructions

Download the appropriate .torrent file from above that corresponds to the version of Windows Vista you have installed.Download and run ?Torrent.Open the .torrent file you downloaded with ?Torrent. (File -> Add Torrent)Select where you want ?Torrent to save the Vista Recovery Disc.Wait for it to download.Burn the .iso file that ?Torrent downloaded to a CD using these instructions.When you want to use the recovery center, put the CD in your drive and boot from it. This is usually done by pressing F8 at startup, or changing the boot drive order in the BIOS.
Source: Neosmart.net

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Ok, So I was at my GF's house today and her mom was needing my help with her laptop. apparently there was nothing wrong with her laptop to begin with, she was trying to copy CD's with a copywrite protection on them.
I noticed the little icon beside the clock telling her that she has updates available. I recommended to her that she install them. She wanted me to start it, then I told her to just let it sit, and do whatever it tells her to do, and that she may have to restart the laptop after this. Then, my GF and I went to my house.
I was dropping her off and her mom came out to my car and said that there was a problem and the laptop wouldn't turn on. Well, the woman had seen a progress bar read 100% so she decided to take it upon herself to restart the laptop.
And now the laptop will almost boot Vista Basic all the way, but will stop at the logon screen before you can see the users. It gives a dialogue box that reads: "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation process." The box has an "OK" button, and a close-window X.

I've tried everything from popping in a Vista disk and trying to run the repair utilities, to pushing F8 at the startup and cycling through the different options (last known good configuration, safe mode, start normally, ect.) I CANNOT get it to start pas... Read more

Answer:Vista WONT BOOT!!!!

Hi TimmyJ,

Dont you wish she had just left it alone for another few minutes to finish, It does say do not turn PC off in big letters...lol

If you boot the VistaDVD and select System Restore you will be able to access that Restore Point you created
This Tutorial will be able to help System Restore - How to Just follow Method 2 and the Video

Every VistaDVD has these options, You will be able to use it to restore the system

Let us know how you go

Steven

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Question: vista wont boot

I tried to boot my 64 bit home premium today on my laptop that came with vista and it said windows failed to start because of a missing kernel. This is what it exactly says:

File: \Windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Status: Oxc00000e9
Info: Windows failed to load because the kernel is missing, or corrupt.

It said the I should insert the windows installation disc and restart my computer and then click on Repair Your Computer. I tried this but it said that Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.

I'm really stumped here so any help would be appreciated
thanks

Answer:vista wont boot

Any changes that you may have done in your computer before that?

Your file may have been corrupted, or your system may be having hardware malfuntion (worst case).

Any message on why the Vista disc cannot repair your computer?

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I installed vista and now all it wants to do is boot Vista. If I load up my SP2 CD it'll see XP but if I try to fix the MBR vista just comes back, no option for booting XP. What do I do? I can't format the Vista drive through Ubuntu (I know it's NTFS but it was worth a go. So I'm a tad stuck.

What now?

Thanks
 

Answer:Vista wont let me boot XP.

Hi,

Looks like BOOTMGR is missing (not mbr - two different things)

Boot your computer with your Vista's bootable DVD and instead of choosing to install windows all over again you click on a miniature option menu, and there you will have entire diagnostic tool for windows vista. Just activate the one for boot/startup
 

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Question: Vista Wont Boot

Dell Inspiron 1720

Started up laptop but when it gets to the Microsoft Corporation screen with the sliding green bar it wont load any further.

Tried to boot in safe mode (wont work, comes up with screen to "Launch Repair Mode" and "Start Windows Normally". Neither option works)

Tried to reinstall Windows Vista but that wont work.

It just goes back to the same screen with the launch repair mode or start normally options or just a black screen with an oversized mouse pointer. Nothing happens after this.
 

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Weird problem here. My Vista media server will no longer boot without a vista install cd in the cd-rom and boot from cd enabled. I am not actually booting from the cd, I just have to have it in there. If I don't, startup hangs after verifing DMI Pool data. If I put the cd in the the drive, let it boot up ignore the prompt to press any key to boot from cd, everything works fine. How do I fix this?
 

Answer:Vista wont boot unless I put the CD in...

if you have more then one hdd, try putting the hard drive that is in sata0 or ide 1 1st on boot settings.
i had to do this on a friends pcs because vista desided to put the boot loader on a different harddrive
 

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Question: Vista wont boot up

One of my computers wont boot up and it goes to the Startup Repair program. Startup repair says it cant repair this computer automatically. Some of the details listed are:
Problem signature 01:AutoFallover, 05: No root cause, 06:Corrupt Volume, 09: chkdsk.
Then I looked at the diagnosis and repair details.
system disk= \device\harddisk0
windows directory=C:\windows
autochkdsk run=0
number of root causes=1
Root Cause Found: Startup repair has tried several times but still cant determine the cause of the problem.
Does anyone know what the problem is and how to fix it? Any help would be great.

Answer:Vista wont boot up

are you able to go into safemode? if so, try doing a system restore to a restore point prior to the problem.

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Ok, i got a new vista home premium rig at Best buy about a year ago. It was working fine, untill last christmas. My computer would never load vista, just a black screen. If i rebooted a few times, vista would load and all is good. I then tried to repair it via basic ideas, service pack etc. But one day it wouldnt load. My cursor would appear, but no vista. I let it sit for over two hours with no results, my screen saver even kicked in.

With no options i sent it to a cpu store, fixed it for about 80 bucks...2 months later, it did it again! Can i fix this instead of essentially paying a bi monthly bill to run my computer?

A note, it was store made and i added nothing but a new video card, and that was a year before it started doing this.

Answer:Vista wont boot at all

Hi dark crab,

Welcome to the Forum.

Start by having a good look here;

System Recovery Options

I hope this helps

Pooch

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Question: Vista wont boot!

I thought the computer stats were posted auto. Intel 915G P4 3.4, Vista 32, Geforce 6600 512mb, 2 GB RAM DDR2 533 RAM, 600w Cooler Master

My computer was running graphic intensive application and black screened. Just before that I smell something really strange in the room like a weird sweet burning plastic, hard to describe. Might not be related but who knows.Then boom, black screen freezes to no signal from the computer on the monitor.
Now when I restart the computer will not boot. It will let me go to bios, i tried to repair with windows CD, which it allowed me to do, but did not work. It will boot in safe mode. But freezes to black screen no signal after not too much time in safe mode.
Any ideas on what this could be? Video card is pretty dated I guess as far as they go. I cant run any diagnostic on the computer because if booted into windows will not be stable for long. But for some reason will be stable through entire repair process on windows CD. Then will have the same problem.
Also more might be related information. Recently has one event where I try to start computer and get Disk Error. Media device cannot be located. I reseated some connections and it boot up. Might have just been passing thing.
Any help appreciated!!! Thank you very much!
 

Answer:Vista wont boot!

Also, removed memory Motherboard gave post so it should be okay? Also ticking noise coming from PSU.
 

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Question: Vista wont boot up

I own a Sony SZ650N with Vista Business 32bit. I turned on my laptop the other day and at the boot up loading screen with the loading bar it would just endlessly load but as the bar goes, once in a while it lags and freezes for a second or two then continues.

So i decided to reformat my laptop to factory condition. After i did this it was the same... Except there was once i managed to get to a welcome screen and then it would also have the loading curser that would freeze occasionally as well in an endless cycle. Then i tried restarting and then i got to the default installation of the applications that came with the laptop but then it froze again with the same result. Froze at 62% while it looked like it was still installing... But when i moved the mouse it was really laggy sometimes just like the situation with the bootup screen and the welcome screen.

Help is much appreciated!

Thanks!

Answer:Vista wont boot up

Hi sillyjav,

I hope I can be of assistance. What are your system specs for your Laptop? How long have you had this laptop for? How many GB's of RAM do you currently have on your laptop? Reply and I will be happy to assist you further.

Regards,
alienware

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