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Question: can't boot anymore

Well, my wifes sony Vaio laptop just went kaput.
It was crashing while she was using large email files
and also doing some things on IE internet.
This started shortly after updating Adobe Acrobat.
Maybe the cause. We kept it working by turning some of the
services off, but now it says: \windows\system32\config\system
cannot be found.
And we can't even boot off our systen repair disc unless we choose
to erase everything off the C-drive. I have a hirens boot CD, but cant get it to boot
from that.
When we turn it on and press a key it beeps, and we get the choice
of F1 or F2.
F8 wont boot to safe mode either.
Is there any way to get this to boot in safe mode or from a disc so we
can repair or get some data off?

Thx

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Preferred Solution: can't boot anymore

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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Answer: can't boot anymore

The CD-ROM needs to configured in the BIOS boot order to be first in the list. It may already be so in your machine since your recovery disk would have to boot that way.

If you can do that, you can try creating a bootable CD with the recovery console on it per my suggestion in post 6 here:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/454300-xp-error-driving-me-insane.html

The beep when you startup and the prompt for f1 or f2 may indicate a misconfigured BIOS -- you might look for an option to reload the BIOS/Setup defaults there, and see if that particular problem is resolved. It is different from the missing or damaged "system" hive.

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I wanted to set up Ubuntu on my computer, and followed the instructions in the first answer to this thread: dual boot - How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7/8 - Ask Ubuntu

As instructed, I created a logical partition using EaseUS software. I did this on my H:/ drive, a hard disk drive (whereas Windows 7 was installed on C:, and SSD).

After a mandatory reboot for the new partition changes, I did not immediately go to install Ubuntu, although I had Live USB to do so. Instead, if I remember properly, I booted into Windows to make sure everything was OK, but only to find out that some "Windows could not boot properly", giving me the option to 'Launch Startup Repair' - which I did, but to no avail. All it did was reported that some 2 system files were missing or corrupt.

I then installed Ubuntu on a third drive because I still needed it to perform some benchmarking. I did this using the 'install alongside windows 7' option.
But now that I don't need Ubuntu anymore, all I am interested in is getting back to Windows, while keeping all the files and programs intact.

How should I go about fixing this? Delete the logical partition on the other drive? I also have that Windows installation CD, and I'm thinking its repair options could be useful - but not having a whole lot of self-confidence, I don't know what steps exactly to take to preserve my files.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Edit 1: I booted from the Windows installation disk just to see the options avail... Read more

Answer:Wanted to Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu - Windows Won't Boot Anymore

Hi I Am User,

Upon inserting the Windows installation disk you should be able to install a new Windows and be able to select Upgrade and it should create the Windows.old folder on the new Windows.

Cheers
Boris

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Hi,
yesterday I wanted to install Windows 10 Enterprise on my T1650 test machine. Before doing so, I successfully updated the BIOS to A20. After updating BIOS, I've enabled UEFI + Secure Mode, saved the changes and... couldn't start the PC anymore. When turning the PC on, monitor immediately goes into power saving mode, there is obviously no signal coming from the PC. Removed the Nvidia Quadro NVS 300 and plugged the monitor into board's VGA slot, no success. Tried to clear the CMOS (battery out, jumpers), nothing helped.
Any ideas?

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Hello,

I am studying for my A+ certification and I wanted to try to install Recovery Console on my PC. I set the CMOS boot order to first boot from the CD ROM drive. I put my XP Professional installation CD in and restarted the computer. Once the XP setup program started running it looked like it was copying files, which scared me because I thought it would ask me before it did anything. So then eventually it got to a menu screen and I decided to press F3 and quit the setup, without installing Recovery Console. I went back into CMOS and reset the boot order to boot from the hard disk drive again, then saved and exited. However now it won't let me boot into Windows anymore, but rather prompts me to insert a bootable floppy or CD-ROM, which is obviously not what I want. I think I may have erased or copied over Boot.ini, and possibly other files. I want to go back to my previous settings before any of this occurred, and I need to keep all of my previous data, settings, programs, etc... in other words I don't want anything erased or changed at all. I'm hoping somebody can provide me step-by-step instructions on how to do this. I would greatly appreciate any help. I am using Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3. I built the PC myself, it is not a store bought PC.

Answer:Possibly overwrote Boot.ini, Can't boot into Windows anymore

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058

Re: "When you are prompted, type the Administrator password."

Unless you have set a password, there is probably not one, so just press Enter key.

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I've had both windows in all my computers since the beginning of w10. On this computer win7 was on B drive win10 was on C drive. It is one drive partioned in half Have all my docs, mail, pics, music on external drive. I was using them on both os. Well all of a sudden the page where you chose os doesn't come up anymore and it boots to win7. Windows 10 is still in C Drive, but no way to start it Do I have to start over again or just reload win10? I want to f disk c drive and clean it up, reparation the drive again and start over. Am I going to have a problem loading win 10 or will Microsoft remember my computer?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Dual boot win 7&10, Win 10 boot option is not showing up anymore

A screenshot of disk management would help:
Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of

Please be sure to widen all the columns so we can see all the data in them.

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Hi there,

Another challenge for the experts ! Without going into too much detail, by moving hard disks around etc. I managed to screw up my 8.1 boot settings.
Partition-wise I should be ok as the 350mb "system" partition is still there, containing all necessary files.
System will however go straight for automatic repair and tell me it was not able to repair the problem.
bootrec /scanos returns 0. Bcd file seems fine when I take it through bcdedit. Renaming the bcd file and trying to rebuild one doesn't work either as it says there's no installation found.

I did not touch any partitions nor files btw, everything is still there and in tact as far as I know.

Thx in advance !

Answer:8.1 boot settings screwed, cannot boot anymore

Ow and bcdboot, bootrec /fixmbr /fixboot /rebuildbcd, etc don't do or solve anything

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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.

If it does not, remove the windows 10 disk... Read more

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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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I just built a new computer about 2 months ago or so. It has run fine up until this point, It started with BSOD's but reinstalling windows fixed that and I have had 0 problems since.

This morning I turned on my computer, and all it showed was a black screen. no intiial beep before loading windows like it usually does. I restart the computer and this time i get the beep, but it just sits on the menu where it shows the stats of my computer hardware (also the menu where I enter bios). It freezes at this point and theres nothing I can do, I try entering bios, nothing. Restart computer, exact same problem. I gave it an hour or so and went back, and now i'm at the origional problem. I turn it on and it just sits there, without loading video, without beeping, and without the possibilty to get into bios.

It was running perfectly fine the night before, I didnt install anything new, or mess with any hardware. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Can't Boot PC anymore

seems I always seem to figure it out after posting here, and its always something stupid.

Somehow my USB external hard drive had fried either at that moment, or somehow magically last night. I tried to see if there was some sort of hardware problem and booted up the PC with just the PSU plugged in. I heard the beep. Excited i plugged in the monitor, windows was loading. after i plugged everything in I see the error "Windows was unable to recognize USB device" I restart my computer and it freezes on BIOS. Unplug the external HD, unfrozen. Going to leave the post up for anyone that just happens to come across a similar problem, but for me...issue solved.
 

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So, my box was acting a little fragile lately - Stuff falling off my desk onto it would make it blue screen and load back up.
Naturally I opened it up and looked inside and found one of my RAM was a bit loose - It was in there most  the way, but out just enough so that the prong that holds it in wasn't in the slot for it. I pushed it in and secured it properly, screwed the cover back on, plugged everything in.
 
and now it won't get passed the DELL boot up screen. F2/F12 do nothing, and the loading bar freezes about a half way in. I'm running vista(naturally), all my peripherials are USB, but I don't think its the keyboard just not working that's causing the problem. I'm tried booting it with everything plugged in, and nothing plugged in.
 
any and all help would be appreciated.

Answer:Won't boot up anymore.

Can you boot into Safe Mode?
 
Start tapping the F8 key immediately after pressing the power button, this will open the Advanced Boot Options.  This will look similar to the image below.
 

 
Use the up or down keys to navigate to Safe Mode, then press the Enter key.

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Hi everyone

I need some serious help here

The story is a little long
3 weeks ago, I had my computer working, and suddenly, it stopped booting windows, not even the logo show on screen, also no error code or anything. I couldn't enter diagnostic or safe mode (just bios). I had to format and reinstall windows 8 because any restore options worked.

Then a week ago, again it stopped booting, no error code, no anything, but this time, it bothered me that just 2 weeks before happened the same, so I started checking everything, so I took my Hard Drive, and put it in another computer, and it worked with no problem, windows booted, just not in my computer.

I started to look for solutions, and one was to use the command bootrec /scanos, and i got suprised that no windows installation was found. Eventually I had to speak with Microsoft tech, and they said it was my components because they were old, and they actually are (8 years), but I wasn't convinced that was it.

Before getting Windows 8 Pro, I had installed Windows 8 release preview, and it worked for months with no problem.

I thought that of course the fulll version would be heavier for my pc, so I installed Windows 7 again (had it installed for years before w8 release preview).

And now the bad part

after a couple of hours having the W7 installed, it won't boot either.

The same symptoms from W8, windows won't boot, not even the logo shows, although, with a little difference, now it shows a "Missing ... Read more

Answer:pc won't boot anymore

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I cannot turn on my PC. When I turn on the power supply it does a repeating, fast, high pitched, but quiet beeping sound (similar to some bird chirping). The power button on my PC doesn't respond at all, even the fans won't start. I tried disconnecting pretty much everything from my motherboard and adding more and more things slowly to no avail. I also tried out a new PSU but the same thing happens. If I disconnect the 24 pin cable, only then do I get a different sound (a continous high pitched sound). Before this I accidently plugged in the old PSU's FDD cable into one of the F_USB slots. Could I have killed my mobo with that? If not what could be the problem? How can I sort out if it's a bad mobo or something else?
 

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Question: Can't boot anymore

Alright, I've been having some trouble with this laptop.

I turn it on, no disk in the drive, and it eventually tells me: "Operating System Not Found!"

I tried putting in the restore disk and the OS disk to reinstall, but with either one, I just get a "No Hard Drive Found" message.

I really can't get any further than that. Any ideas, at all? All I know is: Things worked fine before he tried to clear some internet files (apparently).
 

Answer:Can't boot anymore

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This morning, I discovered a problem with my PC.  It basically won't boot.I press the power button, and I hear the fan come on, and that's it.  My monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers all act as though the computer is off.The strange this is, last night it worked absolutely fine, and in the 8 months that I've had it, there have been no problems, even when it came to installing a new OS.  Does anybody know what it could be?

Answer:PC won't boot anymore

Do you have virus protection? Have you checked your monitor connection etc.?[glb]Flame[/glb]

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My son turned my pc off and now when i boot it won't get passed the bios logo screen (asus sabertooth 990fx) and the boot check led status lit on the mobo. If i detach the ssd i can not to a recovery drive and then reattach the ssd to try and fix it but nothing I've tried so far has worked -

Bootrec fixmbr success
Fixboot success
rebuilbcd shows c:windows as there but then says system device not found.

What does this mean?

Answer:Ssd won't boot anymore

WELL, you didn't say what SSD you have. BAD!
But, it sounds like you had the same experience that I had a few months back, when my three month old PNY SSD decided one day that it didn't want to work anymore. I called PNY, from whom I bought the drive, but they would not do anything without the original invoice. So I was stuck, with a worthless piece of crap that I could do nothing with.
I got right on my backup drive, pulled up Amazon.com and ordered a new "SanDisk, 128GB, SSD" and requested two day delivery.

Now it's several months later and my SanDisk SSD is still working like a champ. It came with the SanDisk Dashboard, which includes the "Trim" program to keep the SSD in top shape.

Sounds like you need a new SSD. I strongly recommend a "SanDisk" SSD.

Good Luck, and Happy Holidays!

TechnoMage

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Simply my computer has died!!!! Everything was fine one moment and the next I can't get my computer to boot. I'm running XP pro, have been since it was released. Never a problem till now. Cannot safe boot, cannot boot from any drive; floppy, cdrom, HDD, I am able to enter the BIOS but that doesn't help at all.
System details:
Intel D850gb 1.7gb; 256 RDRAM
Seagate Barracuda ATA IV 40GB HDD
LG GDR 8161B DVD rom
LG GCE 8160B CDR/RW
Nothing is new.

Message Error that appears once in a while:
Boot Failure: System Halted

Any suggestions?????
 

Answer:Can't boot up anymore

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M previous boot was a Samsung 840 pro 256gb and it worked like a charm. I'm running the latest version of Win8.

* Ran out of space on my 840 Pro and purchased a 500gb Samsung 850 EVO which had plenty of space and I successfully migrated over to the new drive a couple weeks ago.

* I've been using Acronis 2015 for backups and an external 4tb WD drive for these backups.

* Today I went to backup the NEW boot drive and saw I had a very large backup for the old boot SSD. In Acronis you have to boot to their program straight out of BIOS to access and erase the old backups, which I did.

* NOW I can't boot to the new Samsung 500gb drive for some reason. I've gone into BIOS and changed boot order to the 500GB but I just get a blinking cursor and a black screen when I reboot.

* However, if I change the boot order in BIOS to the OLD SSD it boots fine AND recognizes the 500gb and all it's data! What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any help you can give~

Answer:PC won't boot to Sam SSD anymore. Need some help, please!

open disk management and verify that drive C; is listed on what size SSD

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My Sat Pro M10 worked fine until yesterday. I removed the harddrive just to check Part number (as i need to install a larger drive and want to make sure I got it right)and then re-inserted it. Now it boots up as far as the XP Pro loading screen (black background) which disappears and then the screen goes blank. This is what normally happens during boot-up, except that there would be a cursor over the blank background for a few seconds until my desktop appears. Also, when it has stopped at this blank screen the harddrive light on the front of the laptop flashes regularly every few seconds. I desperately need some of the data on the hard-drive (and no, it is not all backed up) so I do not want to use the recovery CD which is just a ghost image (isn't it). The drive is formatted as NTFS. I mention this because when I tried to use the recovery disc to check disc integrity it gave an error message that said the NTFS logfile is not loaded. It will not respond to any of the F8 safemode-type options. I think I have messed up the booting up process somehow by removing the drive rather than physically breaking anything. it seems it can read the boot partition but no further. Can anyone suggest how to fix this, or worst comes to worst a way of retrieving the data from the disc?

Thanks and appreciation in advance,
Chris

Answer:Sat Pro M10 will not boot up anymore

Hi Chris

If the system runs stabile you can remove HDD so many times you want and it should have no any influence on anything. I have removed HDD from my Tecra very often and it still works well.

Back to your issue: if there is any possibility try to connect your HDD as external device to other notebook or desktop to see if you can see it and even back up all your important data.

All Toshiba notebooks, I suppose, since two years have NTFS and that is nothing unusual.

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Well, I now have an unbootable computer. I don't know what's wrong. When it tries to boot, it gets a BSOD, and it goes by too fast for me to possibly read it. I heard you can change this option by getting into a special menu with F8, but F8 doesn't do anything for me. I heave the option of loading Startup Repair, too, but its SLOOOOOOOOOOOOW! There's no way this can be right! (Maybe I need to put the harddrive on an eternal reader and grab the dumps.)
 
Prior to this, the OS was laggy. I was playing music with Winamp, and it k.....ept pausing. Prior to that, I had a mess where all the programs became unresponsive and I had to force a reboot. Now, this may be unrelated, but prior to all of this, I had not one but two harddrives start to fail. One of them did fail. Now, I'm being good as far as I know. I have a surge protector on this stuff. Is there a surge coming from within? Is it time for a new motherboard, and is that the only thing that will save me? Am I smarter than I look, or not?
 
I'm on a budget. I really don't want to have to replace everything if I can avoid it.
 
I'm running WIndows 7 on a Gigabyte H55M.

Answer:Can't boot up anymore.

I would run hardware diagnostics first to check for a failing  hard drive. Most computers have built in tests that can be accessed by pressing a key when the manufacture splash screen appears. 

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yesterday I installed a hardware that makes that you have four extra USB-ports (i push one in your computer and the hardware piece gives you for extra hardware ports (I can't really name it, because my english is quitte bad) and i installed the software that was on the hardware piece, and now my computer can't boot anymore.... a huge problem.... i can't even use safe modus because it stops ad the beginning screen were you can read: press "delete" for BIOS options... can somebody help me pleas

Answer:PC don't boot anymore

Take it out and reboot. If that doesn't fix it, use system restore to go back a few days when everything worked.

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So I had some problems with AVG antivirus, when booting my pc got stuck on booting the avg processes, so I removed them, then it got stuck on some other processes (like fvevol.sys or so) so I removed them too. After removing all processes that got stuck when booting, I couldn't boot at all! Every time I booted it automatically came in the boot manager, saying it couldn't restore my pc. :(

How can I fix this? Please note that there's nothing wrong with my HDD, it's about one week old, all new. I also did not actually remove the processes, I transfered them to an USB stick.

And BTW, I still have acces to my HDD and bios
Thanks in advance :D

Answer:I can't boot my pc anymore?

Couldn't*
wrong*

sorry I typed this on a tablet, already corrected it

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Hi, My attempt to setup my X1 Yoga (20FQ) laptop to dual boot windows 10 and fedora 24 failed and I am not able to boot on windows anymore  More specifically I installed fedora 24 while already having a windows 10 setup. During the installation the fedora installation manager has configured the partitions for dual boot. The installation was successful but to my surprise the grub 2 entry for the windows 10 didn't work anymore.  I inspected the partitions and found that the windows are untouched. However the ' /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi' file is missing from the boot partition. I think I need to recover it so that I am able to boot again to windows. Do you know how I can recover the file? I noticed that there was no windows 10 installation disk in the X1 packaging. Also what's the right setup for dual booting the two operating systems? Regards, Kostas  

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Hi. Although I jumped in on this thread I felt afterwards that it maybe better to start a new thread with this issue.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/966631-disk-read-error-occurred-after.html

From about 3 wks ago when swiching on my laptop I find now that I am unable to get past f10. While on the f10 options I have tried the HDD Self-tests both short (2mins) and the long ones(37mins) and they both passed, not to sure in what that means. My laptop is a HP compaq nx9105, running winXP Pro. At the moment I have no clue in what is going on but really feel that the issue could point to a failing harddrive, although both "Self-tests" passed. If anyone has more knowledge of this particular issue more than me I would appreciate that very much, before spending out on a new hard-drive, i.e a particular CD, recovery, boot, diagnostic or other that may help.

At two stages after switching back on I did manage to get past the "a disk error has occured" and got to the "Checking file system on C: The type of file system is NTFS" to in the middle of checking or so "an unspecified error has occured", if that is a clue to anything. Also after switch-on I find that I can sometimes get the "start windows normally" DOS pop-up and then the windows XP logo, but continually loops between the two, if that helps. Thanks for your time and best regards
 

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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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Hey all,So My Windows XP would only boot up in safe mode so I thought of doing a system restore.I went into Bios and set the the computer to boot from the DVD drive since I have a restore dvd. Now my computer won''t boot at all. I think my dvd drive is damaged because I keep hearing it spin but nothing happens. My screen is just black and cpu beepsonce then 5 beeps in a row. Im guessing its trying to boot from the dvd but cant.I do have an external dvd reader if that helps.I just wantt to get back into BIOS and boot set it to boot from my external reader. Any help is appreciated.is my only option to purchase a internal dvd drive. cuz i already have an external so i dont want to buy one if theres another way to reset bios.

Answer:Computer Won't boot anymore

Did you mess around with the RAM sticks? That beep code might indicate a RAM problem.Beep codesThe three most important things in computing:1. Backups, 2. Backups and 3. Backups.

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Hi all !

I used to create USB boots using the Program Ultra Iso and boot and install windows with my USB flash.

but this time it isn t possible.

when i choose to boot from USB, a black page comes, giving the message :

start booting from usb device ...

but it remains on this page and nothing further happens.

I tried the same flash on another system and it booted completely.
it shows that the USB is written correctly and it must be something wrong with my system.

Thanks for your help !

Answer:I can t boot from USB flash anymore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mj2000


Hi all !

I used to create USB boots using the Program Ultra Iso and boot and install windows with my USB flash.

but this time it isn t possible.

when i choose to boot from USB, a black page comes, giving the message :

start booting from usb device ...

but it remains on this page and nothing further happens.

I tried the same flash on another system and it booted completely.
it shows that the USB is written correctly and it must be something wrong with my system.

Thanks for your help !


USB stick boots fine on another machine? Try another usb port

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Hi all,  as you can see, I have an old HP Desktop Model but it ran well so far... http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c02575960 usually during the night, I put the PC in Power Safe mode by clicking the function key and 2, so the PC goes down into a ?sleep mode? and the led power button on the top front right of the tower changes from blue to amber.To reanimate the PC, I just have to move the mouse or press a keySo, I did the last time, the power button changed to blue again, I could hear the HD spinning, the fan as well but the screen stayed black.After a few minutes, I pushed the power button as long, until the PC turned off.Now, when I push the power button again, the HD starts spinning (but it sounds terrible ?), the fan starts as well BUT der power button has no light.This status won?t change after 1 hours?I found one post, which describes problems with that motherboard?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/n-alvorix-rs880-uatx-alvorix-mot...Is there any help or am I lost?Best regards, Rolf

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Hello folks,

my Satellite L40 18P won't boot anymore. All I get is the Power LED to go green. The DVD ROM drive blinks and I can open and close it - but that's it. Nothing else happens.

Any idea in the forum what I can do to get the notebook boot again ? Or please ask questions for additional details.

many thanks, Johi 13

Answer:Satellite L40 18P won't boot anymore

Yes Joshi we need additional details.
Can you see anything on the screen?
Have you tried to test it with external monitor?
Since when you have noticed such behaviour?

What was your last activity?

Tell us a little bit more about this problem.

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I've got this problem. For a while now, While I've been on my computer, windows just reboots. The reboots started becoming more and more annoying until I asked for help from bleeping computer:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic466596.html/page__st__45__gopid__2830160#entry2830160

Then things got worse. Now I have to boot in safe mode, or else my computer shows... Nevermind, for further information look in the thread and ask me if you need explanation. Please, hurry, I will have no computer for a day starting in a few hours cuz i'm going somewhere and I really want to show my friend something in my computer that I can't show him in safe mode.
 

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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 - 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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I recently left my PC in my flat for the summer and when I came back to it 7 weeks later to turn it on Windows XP wouldn't boot up.

I turned on the PC and the Windows XP Home loading screen came up but it was all funny colours and then after that screen where it usually asks me for my password the screen just went black except for some strange lines of colours across the screen. At first I thought it was the monitor but I have since tried that on someone else's PC. The PC will now occasionally boot up in Safe Mode but that only happens once every 10 trys or so and when it does it still has the strange colour scheme all over the monitor. I have no idea what could possibly be wrong whether it be a loose connection in the machine or something. Any sort of help on whats wrong will be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows will not boot up anymore.

Well, if it's not the monitor, it's probably the graphics.
Do you use a graphics card or intergrated geaphics?
 

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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"

Things I've ... Read more

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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my son installed a demo disk from a cereal packet! it contained demo version of "who wants to be a millionaire" and a trial version of aol on it. pc gives message at boot up "hard disk failure" aaarrrgh! will boot to a: from start disk but when attempting to change to c: reports "drive not recognised" or something similar any ideas on how to fix please?
Thanks ETS - I am running win95 osr2. I have tried BIOS setup but to no avail as it doesn't recognise the hard drive from auto-detect. I will find out which BIOS is in the machine and report tommorrow.
BIOS is an Award Software Inc. rom/pci/isa (2a59IMZA)

[Edited by rick cousins on 03-29-2001 at 08:40 AM]
 

Answer:pc won't boot from c: drive anymore

rick cousins
Have you tryed booting into safe mode and using the restore feature.
Since I don't know what operating system your using I can't be more specific.
Keep tapping the f8 function key at start and select safe mode and hit enter.
 

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Hey Everyone,

So here is my problem. I recently deleted a partition on my second hard-drive that had Linux on it. Now my windows won't boot. I found out that my MBR got corrupted some how through deleting the partition. I tried using windows repair, but its not even detecting windows 7 on the HD. I tried going to ASUS to DL the drivers to load up but nothing is working. I am not sure what to do here. Anyone know if maybe i need to mess with the bios or is there a specific driver to load up in repair.

Answer:Can't Boot Windows 7 anymore!!!!

Try this:





Quote:
MBR
boot to the windows install disk, and at the install now menu type shift+f10
then type the following commands one at a time and press enter after each one:

bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd
exit

then shut down, restart and your problem will be solved

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I can't boot into Windows XP home anymore after I (foolishly) removed a new version of a program called magic folders (used to hide folders) and tried to install an older version of it which didn't work. I then tried to reinstall to new version but after rebooting I find instead of getting into Windows all I get is a black screen! I've tried to use the Last Known Good Configuration from the boot menu which also gives me a black screen. I have also tried to get into Safe Mode where I can do a system restore but all I get is a DOS screen with the following :multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\ntoskrnl.exemulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\hal.dllmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\kdcom.dllmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\BOOTUID.dllmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\Config\Systemmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\C_1252.nlsmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\C_850.nlsmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\C_intl.nlsmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\FONTS\vgaoem.fonmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\AppPatch\drvmain.sdbmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sysmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.sysmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\pci.sysmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\isapnp.sysmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partiti... Read more

Answer:Help - I can't boot into Windows anymore !

Looks like its time for a clean re-install to me.

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Hi all,

I have a Dell 8100 PC running Windows XP Pro/Sp2 with a internal IDE Benq CD-RW drive as the 2nd device on the cable. The 1st device is a Pioneer DVD-RW writer.

I can read CDs okay from the CD-RW drive but all of a sudden I can NOT use the CD-RW drive to boot up system! Last time I tried was probably 3-4 months ago.

I go to boot menu as system is starting to boot up and select IDE CD-ROM Device -- system Beeps twice then it says:
"Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility". I hit F1 -- same thing!

Drive is listed as okay in device manager.

I have double checked devices in BIOS, all is okay. Even set CD drive as first boot device there, but after saving setup and rebooting - system still boots from HDD with a bootable CD in drive! Even tried a Ubuntu live CD and same thing happens.

Does anyone have any idea what problem might be and the resolution

Thank you very much!
Sincerely,
Cin
 

Answer:Can't boot from CD-RW drive anymore

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After clocking my CPU from 8X to 12X in the BIOS setting, my computer would not boot up anymore. It does not beep or run a POST (power on self test).

Note: It is a 8-bit KT7 RAID Motherboard and 800mhz Duran processor.

How can I reset the BIOS setting??

Thanks in advance,
Charlton
 

Answer:Computer will not boot up anymore

Hold the insert key down while you power up, it sets abit's to default processor, then go in the bios and reset the processor speed.

In other words, hold down the insert key, push the power button on, and keep holding the key until you start to boot.
 

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1. running xp and encrypting some files.2. then insstalling Win7 on the same partition.3. now cannot open encrypted files in Win7 4. Also cannot boot into xp anymore5. How to boot / load xp ( previous os) once again

Answer:Can't boot into XP anymore after installed W7

You installed XP and then Windows 7 into the same partition?In this case it is to be expected that XP is inaccessible since it no longer exists. Two operating systems cannot share a partition.Files encrypted with one installation of Windows will be inaccessible with another, even if the user name and password are the same. Unless you took the proper precautions, such as backing up the encryption certificate, these files will be unrecoverable except by advanced and very time consuming methods.The best way to dual boot XP and Win 7 is to install XP first and create a separate partition for Windows 7 and install it there.

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Hello everyone

I recently ordered a new cpu fan (which I have replaced since bearings shot in old one and making lots of noise), for a AMD Athlon (K7) Socket A processor and now the new fan runs quietly but pc will not boot (the mobo is K7 Triton series GA-7VKMP). If I put the old fan back on windows boots no problem. I put the new fan back on and PC hangs and won't let windows boot. It hangs before it starts looking for boot order.
It says that system health is ok and processor ok but it hangs an will not boot to windows. If I try to get into BIOS nothing happens it still just hangs.
The new fan is A.M.B. Model FD06010 Ball Bearing DC 12volts .28Amps.

Anyone have any ideas.
Thanks for any help with this issue.

Thanks

Answer:replace cpu fan but pc won't boot anymore

sounds like the fan is not supported by your motherboard. You can try getting a Molex power adapter converter and plugging the power of the fan into the adapter and using one of the Molex connectors on the PSU. However, your motherboard Bios might report that the fan is not connected. I would find a CPU fan from your motherboards site that is compatible.

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Hi,

HP laptop ZE4310 - 7 years old - XP SP3

Although CD-ROM is on top of the boot devices in the BIOS the CD ROM is systematically ignored when I want to boot a bootable CD. This was no problem in the past.
At boot time the drive is accessed (LED shows short activity) but that's all before switching to the HDD (the original 30GB disk was replaced in the past with a 120GB without apparent problem - maybe the boot problem stems from this ?).
The drive is seen allright under "My Computer" and I can play audio and DVD disks but although Autoplay is marked, that does not work either.

Opening up the laptop to find the CMOS battery to reset the BIOS is a no go because I don't want to vandalize the machine. It's not simple to take it apart.

I would like to reinstall XP but without recognizing the CDs it's difficult. I do have an external USB CD ROM drive. Any known trick to boot from this device ?

Thank you for your valuable input.

Lautrerable
 

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My computer had a little problem with it a couple of days ago and I thought that I could fix it by doing a "SYSTEM RECOVERY" on my computer (because it worked before). Well I did the system recovery and it seemed to be working just fine until I clicked on "Finish". Then after that it seemed to take a really long time to load then it went to a blackish gray screen and there was just a little error message that says " The System is Not Fully Installed. Please Run Setup Again". Then I click "OK" on the error message and it re-boots my computer and then says it is loading Windows, but then it just goes to the same error message, EVERYTIME! I have tried pressing F10 while booting and I have did the System Recovery again by doing so and it does the same thing. Please help me out! I really really would appreciate it!! Thank you all so much!!
 

Answer:Will Not boot Windows XP anymore!!

I would check to see if my restore disk could do an XP repair...
 

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I cannot run windows anymore, it won't boot. I also am not able to Boot from CD at ALL. At first I was, so I booted the CD but when I realized I had to do a new install (wipe my hardrive) I decided to try startup repair first. It went on for 3 hours so I assumed it wasn't going to work so I restarted the computer. Now when I turn on the computer windows doesn't even load, it just freezes on a black screen after the Starting windows screen comes up. When I try to boot from CD (I even set boot priority to CD first) It will tell me Windows is loading files, and once that's done the Starting Windows Screen appears and it just freezes on that. I have no idea what to do. Please help.
EDIT: Also just to note, a while back I got a USB flash drive, and spent an hour putting it in the front two USB ports, and eventually they broke (the metal inside) So my computer always gives me a USB over current error) And ever since that I have a common problem (tends to happen when I hold the power button to shut off the computer) where once the Dell screen comes up, (the one that says press F2 and F12 to boot menu and setup) it just freezes there, and the only way for me to get past it is if I turn off my power strip that the computer is connected to and back on.)
Also, after constantly turning off the computer trying to fix this problem, I get a Disskete seek 0 drive) error ontop of the usb over current error whenever I try to boot from CD)
 

Answer:Windows will not boot anymore

I think you have a hardware issue; probably multiple problems. I will move your thread to the Hardware forum, but my guess is that your computer will need hands-on repairs. Good luck.

If you get to where you can boot Windows, or at least the installation DVD, this can be moved back to the Windows 7 forum. Just click on Report and make the request.
 

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I have been using Windows 7 without issues or at least no issues that cause me to be at a downer like this one since I started using Windows 7.

This is the biggest and most ***** situation I been in.

I need your help.

My last option is re-installing Windows but I'm 100% sure that this is not required to fix my issue.

It all started today around 1 PM, now 8 hours or so ago when I was backing up my C drive with the program:
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download


It froze for some brief moment the first time I switched been my admin account and user account but the second time I was done for. I had my cursor visible and a black screen and that is not changing for hours.

Why did I do this? Because I was trying to fix: I tried enabling hibernate function but no luck


So this is all related. I think I should never have switched between accounts and let the system take the backup I was doing.

Anyway when I try to start up I got now through advanced booting:

status: oxc000000e

My boot system is messed up.

I'm now using my windows disc and:

Rajan : Computer Blog: How to Create a Clean BCD file to fix Windows 7 Boot problem

Some of these commands don't work.

I got a system repair disk of February but I had no luck using that. I got a backup made some days ago on a remote hard drive, I got a system image made some tome ago but all of these I cannot use!!!!

It doesn't list them and I don't know how to use them with my situ... Read more

Answer:Can't boot my windows anymore

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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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Hi all !

I used to create USB boots using the Program Ultra Iso and boot and install windows with my USB flash.

but this time it isn t possible.

when i choose to boot from USB, a black page comes, giving the message :

start booting from usb device ...

but it remains on this page and nothing further happens.

I tried the same flash on another system and it booted completely.
it shows that the USB is written correctly and it must be something wrong with my system.

Thanks for your help !

Answer:I can't boot from USB flash anymore

any help ?
 

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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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I've just finished assembling my first computer, and tried installing windows 7 ultimate x64 on a blank samsung 256gb SSD from an 8gb usb stick, but I got an error on the second step at 1% saying "Windows cannot install required files". I pressed OK and restarted, I get a message saying there's nothing to boot from. Obviously, I made sure the USB was top priority as a boot device.

Any help with that..?

Here's some information about the stuff:

-The components are here:Intel Core i5-4690K, MSI GeForce GTX 970, Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) - System Build - PCPartPicker Canada
-I used Rufus to get windows 7 ultimate on the usb as a bootable device. I kept everything by default once that was done, so MBR for bios/uefi,NTFS ( I think), 4096 and quick formatting, no bad block verification.
-The HDD was unplugged
-I used a usb 2.0 port

The error itself happened on the installation screen, after the screen forselecting to choose partitions and whatnot, as the files were being copied.

This was my first build, so maybe this could be hardware-related somehow. Thank you!

Answer:Win 7 Boot USB first detected, but not anymore?

Put your iso file on the usb stick again using this program, it never fails me.

WiNToBootic bootable usb drive windows vista/7/8 - Bootable USB | Bootable USB

And make sure you didn`t change the boot order in the bios, or else the usb stick will just keep booting over and over again.

Use the boot menu to choose the usb stick 1 time and that`s it.

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I've only found one reference to my problem and that was on this site in the wrong forum. I haven't found any answers, though.
My IBM 600 laptop has decided it doesn't want to boot anymore.
Instead I get an error 127 message after it tests the memory and reports the 228800KB's OK.
In testing the components from the dialog box that opens I get an "DEV 001", "ERR 42", "FRU 1110" message when testing the systemboard and testing the memory causes the machine to freeze up. Everything else tests OK.
The situation is the same regardless of whether I use the onboard battery or the AC adapter. It's the same regardless of whether I use the HD or my emergency boot floppy.
I've replaced the CMOS battery and reset the date and time.
The machine is identified as type 2645-45U, serial number 78-KNR91 05/99
The platform once booted is Win98SE.
The bios is IBET39WW and the CPU is a Pentium II at 300mHz
The motherboard is model number FC/01/00
I'm going to keep poking at the problem but I'd sure appreciate it if someone could give me a leg up on what to look for.
Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:IBM 600 127 error, won't boot anymore

This is nearly always a sofware error, meaning requested procedure cannot be found or is caused by very big file tables The size of the data file is actually the main culprit.
But you can see it in a PC when the hard drive becomes defective, or memory goes awry.
This is a serious error requiring some real work. Test your memory and hard drive in an enclosure or another machine.
If the hard drive is older than two years, consider replacing the drive and rescuing the data from the old drive in a USB enclosure.
But since you have already tried everything, you can learn from the Thinkpad forums that old 600, 600E, (not so much 600X) boards fail, and give this error as they do... or the cpu fails... check the fan on your cpu to be sure it is able to cool.
 

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Well, I now have an unbootable computer. I don't know what's wrong. When it tries to boot, it gets a BSOD, and it goes by too fast for me to possibly read it. I heard you can change this option by getting into a special menu with F8, but F8 doesn't do anything for me. I heave the option of loading Startup Repair, too, but its SLOOOOOOOOOOOOW! There's no way this can be right! (Maybe I need to put the harddrive on an eternal reader and grab the dumps.)

Prior to this, the OS was laggy. I was playing music with Winamp, and it k.....ept pausing. Prior to that, I had a mess where all the programs became unresponsive and I had to force a reboot. Now, this may be unrelated, but prior to all of this, I had not one but two harddrives start to fail. One of them did fail. Now, I'm being good as far as I know. I have a surge protector on this stuff. Is there a surge coming from within? Is it time for a new motherboard, and is that the only thing that will save me? Am I smarter than I look, or not?

I'm on a budget. I really don't want to have to replace everything if I can avoid it.

I'm running WIndows 7 on a Gigabyte H55M.
 

Answer:Solved: Can't boot up anymore.

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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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Hi,
I have windows 7 operating system installed in my notebook. But suddenly my notebook is not booting anymore. I do have a backup image saved in a external hard drive, but can not install windows from there.
How can I re install windows 7 as I do not have a backup DVD.

Can anyone help me out?

Answer:Windows 7 does not boot anymore

Hi, The save image backup on the external hdd won't help you. You have to options now:

1 order a recovery disk backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
2 Get Win copy disk and make a custom installation. All Toshiba drivers are available http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

Btw, what about hdd image (F8)? Maybe , you can restore the factory settings with F8 on startup........

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Here's the deal. I have a custom PC that runs Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and it has worked fine since I built it a year or so ago.

The other day, I reformatted my mom's hard drive for her. It is a SATA II HDD, I connected it to my motherboard, booted to the Windows XP Pro 32 bit disc, reformatted her hard drive, and installed Windows XP Pro 32 bit on it.

After removing her hard drive from my computer, my system is no longer useable. Windows 7 will not boot at all. Insterting my Windows 7 disc and trying to repair the install does not work at all, the disc shows my Windows 7 installation but if I try to repair it it simply says it's the wrong version for the disc, which is absolutely false.

How on God's earth do I fix what I have done? I am ready to dump this thing forever and buy a laptop.
 

Answer:Windows 7 will not boot anymore

Your mistake was to allow the XP install to see your Win 7 as it booted up for the first time. At that point the system was seeing two drives both with the Active flag set and has probably written an XP style MBR to your Win 7 disk and XP was using that to get started. When you put the XP disk in another computer it almost certainly won't boot either.

The damage is only to the MBR and possibly the PBR and should be repairable but you need access to an expert to carry it out. Bit beyond my abilities I'm afraid.
 

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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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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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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
After installing Win XP SP2 or Win XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, your computer restarts co... Read more

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Hey everyone,

I've got this problem that's driving me mad and I can't seem to figure it out.

I have an Intel P4 3.0ghz on a Intel D865GLC motherboard.
It's about a year and half old and a couple of weeks ago I started noticing problems with booting and it seemed to be power related.

It won't start up anymore. The green light inside goes on, so it does have power, then when I push the power button, there are 2 ways it responds. 1) Either the green powerlight goes on and stays on and the cpu fan wil rotate once or twice and then stops, it won't do anything else. 2) nothing happens at all, not even the green light goes on. It alternates between these two situations.

It seems like it gets a short boost of power and then stops.
I had the power supply checked and it was fine and I just replaced the fan and the power cable as well, so that's not it. The processor seems fine, no bend pins or burns.

This is really frustrating me and I would really appreciate it if anyone has any input. I could bring it in, but these people charge 70 bucks just to look at the thing.

Answer:Computer won't boot anymore

Sounds like a power or heating issue; you might have damaged something


An old rig had a similar problem, and it was a faulty power supply. Though you say yours is fine . So idk

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Well this is actually my friends problem but wat happened was that he left computer on last night and came back in the morning and it was frozen. So he restarted it and nothing appears on the screen! He reset the bio too and it was still the same result. He checked all the connection but nothing really changed anything. When you turn on the power, the psu does run. It just doesn't show anything on the screen.
any suggestions????

WE did check the connection!

Answer:Computer does not boot anymore!!!!

well did you switch monitors?

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The power to my house went off. I fixed it and turned on my computer again, and the power went off multiple times after that in succession. After the last time my computer no longer boots Windows. I have attempted to start normally (the Windows logo appears and then freezes). I have attempted to repair Windows (it loads Windows files and freezes in a stasis of loading). I have attempted to open in safemode but the drivers stop loading at classpnp.sys. I've even gone into the bios and loaded optimized defaults but still nothing. I'm guessing it's the motherboard? After attempting to repair the usb's lose power so I'm not sure if that would indicate anything. The only thing I haven't tried yet is installing a fresh version of Windows but I don't know where I put my disk and I have a lot of valuable files that I wouldn't be able to transfer at the moment.

Answer:Computer won't boot anymore?

Just out of curiosity, did you have the pc plugged into a surge protector?

Could be a bad power supply or

John

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Hey =)

My screen randomly froze yesterday (stayed locked, couldn't move mouse or anything) and now W7 is stuck at "Starting Windows". The little icons won't appear and it stays stuck there for hours.

In safe-mode it gets stuck at CLASSPNP.SYS and locks.

Trying to reinstall doesn't work, it just reloops. I tried with another HDD, with new RAM, with another Video-Card, reset CMOS, nothing works.

Surprisingly, I can boot up Ubuntu just fine atm, no problem whatsoever.

I had this same issue when I had Windows Vista....anyone able to figure out what's happening?

Answer:Can't boot or Install anymore.

Press F8 until you can see the option to see safe mode with command prompt, then type rstrui.exe

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I had a clean pc, no virusses. I've booted, watched a movie, virus notifications popped-up. Healed and everything, but suddenly blue screen: Hard error. When boot: windows can't boot. Repair tool etx, but didn't solved it.

I can't get into safe mode, restore point is corrupt, backup made with another tool, don'thave the disk here...

I'm kinda desperate about how i can fix this :S

thx, Bert

Answer:can't boot anymore. ci.dll corrupt

You are the second person I've seen with this problem in a week wonder what's going on.
Anyhow last time this fixed it.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

ci.dll is the code integrity module. ... very important. The secure file command should fix any possible corruption with it.

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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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Hello guys,

After running windows update on win8 it asked me to reboot, after applying the updates upon reboot i get a black screen where I should get the login screen.

Also if I try to press F8, it displays "getting options..."(or something like that) and when it should load the options screen I get just a black empty screen that stays there forever.

Another funny thing is that my dual boot is gone, i cannot boot back to my win7 so i have pretty much an unusable computer...

thanks for any help

Answer:Cannot boot in Windows 8 anymore

Try run the Recovery options from the DVD:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

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Hi people

I have a tecra A4 and started experiencing start-up problems after shutdown. the laptop would take 15 minutes to allow me to restart it if i was starting it straight after i shut it down. when i press the button to start it up it would take 2-3 seconds then just shut down with the hard-drive making a little 'clunking' noise as it did it.

I ran a recovery disk which just screwed it up all together, it just simply would not start at all after that! (just kept shutting off after 2-3 seconds). Sooooo I went out and bought a new HD. I put the hard-drive in and started installing windows again. it got to the part of putting the files into the installation directory. i think it got to 100% but then shut off again. now it wont start-up again!!! It does the 2-3 second thing :-( The difference is that there isn't the 'clunking' noise anymore. just a quiet shut-off as though its losing power somehow before it accesses the hard-drive

Any idea what the problem is here?

Cheers

Answer:Tecra A4 does not boot anymore

Hi

It is really not easy to say what is wrong there. my first thought was overheating. Tecra A4 is pretty old notebook model and maybe is shuts down because of overheating.

Can you enter BIOS settings? If yes please enter BIOS settings and leave it. Please let me know if notebook switches off again.

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I installed windows 8 earlier today and it ran fine, then when restarting to finish windows updates it went to a black screen that ocassionaly flashes and I could move my cursor around. It always does now and I can't enter safemode, I do not have a windows 8 cd as I did their download upgrade win 7 to win 8 deal.Saber tooth p67 motherboardI2600k processor16 gb ramGtx 580 Zotac 3 gb cardTitanium fatality sound cardVelociraptor digital western 500 gb hard drive G19 keyboard and g9x mouse Help please.

Answer:Windows 8 won't boot anymore...

I have not run into that yet but I would try booting to the Windows 7 DVD and run startup repair, otherwise I think windows 8 also uses the small partition at the front of the drive to allow you to boot to the repair utility.Good Luck,Mike

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Hello,

I'm having a problem with booting into my Windows 7.

I have 2 HDDs. Disk A has a size of 1TB while disk B is 300GB.
Disk A has 1 partition, with Windows 7 x64 installed. I've been using it for months now without any problems.
Disk B has 2 partitions. Both partitions were empty, though they were both formatted, one being 100gb and the other one being 200gb.

Now I installed Windows XP on the 100gb partition (Disk B), thinking it wouldn't give any problems as both OS were on different hdds. After I installed Windows XP, I couldn't boot into Windows 7 anymore. I selected Disk A to be the first boot device in the BIOS, but it still wouldn't boot into Windows 7. I forgot what it actually said when I boot though, stupid me
Booting into the newly Windows XP didn't give any problems.

Then I tried to fix it by installing the Boot Manager of Paragon Partition Manager (stupid me again ). I obviously installed it inside Windows XP (the 100gb partition of Disk B).
I tried to boot into Disk A with Windows 7 again, now it loaded the (Paragon)Boot Manager. It only shows "Windows XP", and nothing happens when I press enter.
I really don't get how this happened, since I installed the (Paragon)Boot Manager on Disk B, but it appears when I try to boot into Disk A.

Then I tried to repair it by using the Windows 7 installation disk. I tried "Repair Startup Problems", or something along those lines. It hasn't seemed to chan... Read more

Answer:Can't boot into Windows 7 anymore

When you do something like that you set XP to blow away the Windows 7 mbr unknowingly.
You need to install the older OS first so that Win 7 would have booted both. Use of Vista BootPro should boot them both if Paragon didn't destroy the Win 7 partition. I don't trust anything they make after a few beta tests really went south on me.
http://www.vistabootpro.org/
 

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This is my first post here, and I came here to ask advice on a big problem, so bad I'm posting this from Knoppix Linux because windows gets stuck in an infinite boot loop. Let me tell you the history of my windows disintegrating: a few months ago, my windows was still logging in but DWM.exe stopped working. This was fine because explorer.exe started up a minute later one week ago, after logging in, I got a black screen with only my cursor. I couldn't do anything, exept unistalling my video driver and unistalling avast anti-virus, because that was causing troubles. I could only do this in safe mode. Surpisingly I was able to reboot and after waiting a little longer, I could work normally. Until yesterday, when windows was functioning normally, I got messages that some files became unreadable and corrupt. I immediatly shut down my pc and started startup repair, I tried system restore en system repair multiple times, but neither of them worked and when I rebooted, My system got stuck in an infinite boot loop. Today, I can still acces all the files on my hard drives, but when I try to check and repair the filesystem, Knoppix found some bad sectors in my hard drive. Now I am hopelessly looking for answers and I thought asking some help on this forum. http://www.sevenforums.com/images/smilies/sad.gif Kind regards, Durneztj

Answer:what started as DWM.exe not working, now I can't boot anymore.

Excuse me for the long text, but I structured it more when making it. Pleqse help, I need this system up and running again before Christmas.

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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 T420S behaves kinda weird: It simply doesnt startup anymore. Screen is blank (cant enter/see BIOS), no usb-power, no functionkeys are working. I already swapped the Ra, Hdd, Battery with no luck. Even in the docking station the situation is similar. This tuesday everything was fine, now it isnt anymore. Just to clarify: it no a linux/windows issue, since it doesnt even come to this point. I also checked for damaged usb port (this wasnt the case). Any ideas? Similar behaviors? Regards,Falko  

Answer:T420S - no boot/startup anymore

Doesn't sound promising. Does the unit actualy power on. Your getting a green ring around the power button?Reseat your RAM first. Next option you can try to remove the keyboard, then remove the BIOS battery and try powering on again after the unit has been sitting for about an hour. If the system has zero power whatsoever (AC only without battery or battery only) then sounds like it's time to call up Lenovo for a warranty repair.  

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my laptop Satellite C850-1j1 doesn't boot anymore.
Happened after partition changes. shows a error screen telling me the computer needs to be repaired using recoverymedia,

I've got a working hirens boot cd and usb (tested on other comp.) but the laptop is not responding
op. system win 8 64 bit brandnew.

suggestions are welcome

Answer:Satellite C850-1j1 does not boot anymore

Hi

The message says that you have to install the system again using recovery media?
As far as I know the notebook was preinstalled with the WIN 8 64BIT system.
You can use the HDD recovery option?

Power on the unit and press F12.
Then choose HDD recovery option appearing in the boot menu.
Follow the instruction on the screen?

Good luck!

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Greetings folks, I got a problem with my Aspire Tc-120 since i installed windows 10. I'm fairly skilled but theres one thing i can't figure out yet.  I saw there was a bios upgrade to fix that problem. I upgraded my bios with the win flash utility. Now i'm on the EFI thing, and i can't find a way to use it, it says i to make a bootable flash drive, but how can i do it? i don'T wanna loose my data on my hard drive, do you guys have any solution for me? it tell me to insert a bootable drive ( pc won't recognine my hard drive)I tried to install windows on another hard drive to boot that's how i succeded at updating my WIN, but then the problem came back, still can't boot. Thanks for your answers, i hope i've been specific enough about my problem.

Answer:Aspire TC-120 Won'T boot anymore since windows 10

so, prior the BIOS update it booted?have you tried to set launcCSM on BIOS?1.Completely shut down your computer.2.Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press Delete to enter theBIOS.3.Use the right arrow key to select Authentication.4.With Secure Boot highlighted, press Enter and then the down arrow to select Disabled.5.Use the right arrow key to select Boot Options.6.With Launch CSM highlighted, press Enter and use the down arrow to select Always.7.Press Enter.8.Press the F10 key to save changes and restart the system

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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 everyone.About 3 days ago, my notebook with win10x64 / lenovo ideapad z580 stopped to work. It was really slowly so I restarted that and then there was just 0xc00000f, 0xc000225 and winload.efi error info on blue screen.I tried to save some data via ubuntu liveCD but could not access partition where I have win system and some sw [NTFS inconsistent, input/output error and so on...] I could not mount into that part at all. I found out that there is something over 52 bad sectors and 54? C / 129? F.I know that I should just buy new one / my will is to do so. But I cannot do that in shorter time than +- in month.I was just interested, If I will reinstal win, will it find bad sectors and ignore them during proccess? If no, how can I find them?I made new USB win10 boot device and wanted to run chkdsk but it denied access to me. Actually anything about copying healthy boot/files, fixing etc. was not successful... Even if the time of function would be really short, I cannot chose different option now.Thank you for reply and sorry for language.I am desperate, thank you for advice. anz different advice how to solve this situation is welcome.

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Hello All,
I would be greatful for any advice you can offer; here are the specs on the new computer I just put together:

ASARock 939Dual-SATA2 MB
AMD Athlon64 3500+ CPU
WesterDigital 7200 WD800JD 80Gb HDD
Aspire ATX-AS520W PSU
NEC ND-3550A Drive
1Gig Corsair DDR-400 Ram

I got WinXp on there, was installing some software, and weird things kept happening. I kept getting error reports, of the variety that says that the program must be shut down and asks if I want to send an error report to the vendor. This was happening a lot, especially with installation programs that worked on my other computer just days before.
Also, I kept getting the Blue Screen of Death telling me that I may have a software or hardware problem, after which the computer would simply reboot, or lock up completely.

At this point, the computer has ceased to function entirely. It refuses to boot and I get no POST beep, and I can't enter the BIOS. All the hardware appears to be working and my cooling fans are all functioning, so I don't think this is an overheat, though who knows. I've checked all the connections and they are fine. I just want to know what could have caused me to go from running smoothly on day 1 to dead on day 3.

Any help is much appreciated.
Thanks.
 

Answer:New computer will not boot anymore; I think I killed it :(

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I'm using vista 32 bit preinstalled. My laptop was working fine today and while browsing the net a bsod appears with this stop messege...."STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x0000003, 0x941B9CD4, 0x00000000) win32.sys", I don't have a clue what that means, so there was no other choice but to power down manually. Right after restarting it just stays on the hp invent screen for about 5 minutes with the writing light on, then it goes to the intel boot agent and tries to establish a link, saying it fails then exiting and it repeats. I tried pressing F11 to get to the hard disk recovery partition but it just beeps, so I restarted with the recovery disks I made and the only option from the recovery console is to restore to factory settings, when I chose "yes" it gave an "error 100a" I also tried running the diagnostics test from the bios and it said there isn't any "IDE device". I have no idea what to do now, my laptop is a little over 2 years old and the warrenty expired. Also, everytime the laptop is turned on I can hear clicking noises from the HD, clicks similar to a regular time watch with the hour and minute hands. I did a full backup about a week ago too. After trying the system recovery tools from the windows anytime upgrade cd, none of them worked. Command prompt window opens but it says "x:\sources>" I'm using a different laptop at the moment. Help please

Answer:Urgent help....laptop won't boot anymore

I'm afriad given that the laptop is "ticking" it sounds like the hard disk has failed :(

Enter the BIOS and reset everything to defaults and see if that has any effect. Also see if it will boot from a CD/DVD, thus at least you know the machine itself is working in a sense. Usually when hard disks start ticking they're dead or very close

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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
 

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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After an automatic Windows update was completed I shut down my computer but when I booted it again, the monitor went a bit blur with small blue Lines appearing when Windows start and the quality of the resolution was significantly lower. Also the computer became slower however I was still able to use the system. Then i decided that a format-reinstallation of Windows 7 ultimate from the cd would solve the problem. Hence, I booted the Windows 7 via cd and followed the standard sequence of installing Windows and clicking on custom (advanced) and deleting the partitions. When the Windows finished collecting the necessary Information and required to restart i did not press any key to boot from CD as i was suppose to and after Windows started and registry was set up, the last step of completing installation of Windows was on its way. However, after the step finishes, a black screen appears and although it should have displayed the "press any button to boot from cd" that would lead to the creation of username and name for pc etc, but instead it displays just a black screen with a flashing cursor along with white dashed vertical Lines. If i leave the screen like that then the system just restarts like nothing happened and the Windows error recovery pops up appears but even if i start Windows normally then the loop starts where the system just restarts.
 
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Answer:windows doesnt boot anymore

Assuming that you have a legal CD and license...change the boot order in the BIOS...insert the CD, clean install.
 
FWIW:  Once the system begins install procedures from CD/DVD...there is no need to ever "press any key" when reboots occur.
 
Louis

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Okay so I installed Windows 7 after taking a break from the Beta.

Unfortunately it didn't do what it usually does and let me boot "an older version" or anything like that. It just booted Windows 7.

I read some stuff on this forum and ended up using bcdedit to try and fix it. These are the exact commands I entered:

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"

bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=C:

bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr

bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

Note: C: Is where XP is. O: is where Win7 is.

After doing that I got a dual boot screen at start-up. When I select Windows 7 I start windows 7. When I select Windows XP it just restarts the computer and shows me the screen again.

Any suggestions? I don't know how to get back into XP now. I guess I could disable the SATA than Win7 is on and it would be forced to start up XP (which is on an IDE) but I really want to get this dual boot business fixed.

I would just say screw it and abandon XP for now except I password protected my files and now I can't get to them unless I transfer ownership one by one. :S
EDIT: I fixed my problem, and in an unexpected way. After I posted I was frantically trying to decide what was different this time (as I had gotten this setup to work before). I then remembered that I had set my SATA drive as the primary boot drive in the bios in my effort to get Windows 7 to work when the boot sector was corrupt. I changed it back to my IDE drive (the way ... Read more

Answer:I can't boot XP anymore after installation, I messed up

Thanks for sharing your solution. Now others can learn from it as well.

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Hello, yesterday I was browsin the web, and suddenly my monitor shut down. The computer was still on, but wasnt processing anything it seemed like, and my monitor was blank. So I tried using a new monitor, still no luck. The problem is every time i turn on my computer, my monitor stays blank, and it doesn't make the beep sound anymore, and the fans are constantly moving. I tested out a spare PCI video card, same thing happend. I think my motherboard is broken, but am not exactly sure, i would like to know if this happend to anyone, and how you fixed this problem if you did.
Thanks

Answer:Computer doesnt boot anymore.

Is your hdd showing activity?

How dirty is the inside of your computer?

Have you recently added any new software/hardware/updates?

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Hi. I have for a probl?me . I would reset my computer. Because it doesnt boot. Window have error. I have try f8 boot .I doesnt work.
I could take file tohsiba hdd on disk part. But I dont know install it.

Thank for your help

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It is not 745 101 but 735 101

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Hi My R60 stopped working all of the sudden. When I came into my homeoffice the other day I found my R60 dead on my desk. I had forgotten to shut it down the night before and now it does not start again.It will power and show the "1" light,  "A" light and then the "Z" light and the Power "Plugged" light will stay on, the fan will run for about 3 seconds and then it will stop with no beep-pattern. The HDD starts spinning, too.I removed one or both dimms and it started beeping when I put the power on again. I already tried all power button tricks, tested in ac and/or battery mode but nothing changes. Anyone any suggestion appart from buying a new laptop?? Thanks!

Answer:R60 doesn't boot into BIOS anymore

Unplug power supply and remove battery
Press power-key for approx. 30 secs.
Attach power-supply and try to start the notebook (leave battery off).
 
Also check the USB ports, whether there is a short with the contacts.

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Hey everyone,

I've got this problem that's driving me mad and I can't seem to figure it out.

I have an Intel P4 3.0ghz on a Intel D865GLC motherboard.
It's about a year and half old and a couple of weeks ago I started noticing problems with booting and it seemed to be power related.

It won't start up anymore. The green light inside goes on, so it does have power, then when I push the power button, there are 2 ways it responds. 1) Either the green powerlight goes on and stays on and the cpu fan wil rotate once or twice and then stops, it won't do anything else. 2) nothing happens at all, not even the green light goes on. It alternates between these two situations.

It seems like it gets a short boost of power and then stops.
I had the power supply checked and it was fine and I just replaced the fan and the power cable as well, so that's not it. The processor seems fine, no bend pins or burns.

This is really frustrating me and I would really appreciate it if anyone has any input. I could bring it in, but these people charge 70 bucks just to look at the thing.
 

Answer:Computer doesn't boot anymore

In response 1 does the green powerlight stay on after the cpu fan stops.
 

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Hello Everyone,

This is my first post, so I apologize if this in the wrong place.

For the past couple of weeks, my computer has been getting the blue screen of death with the message Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I can't boot normally anyomore, and I can't boot in safe mode without it blue screening. I honestly don't know what to do and would appreciate any help.

Thank you!

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I have a BSOD whenever I try to boot up my 4 year old laptop. The bugger will try to boot and then Blue screen appears with the following message:

Error message Stop: 0x0000008E

then it tries to reboot again - repeat ad infinitum

(Sometimes I will get a different error message that says INQR is not less or equal" or "Page Fault in Non Paged Area")

I managed to use the memtest program and I gave up after about an hour and a half as every test it ran said "FAILED".

I have tried to boot with the SAFE MODE but it just locks up the computer. So I can't even get to any programs or files. Can I remove the hard drive and transfer important files to another PC? If so how do I connect it to another PC?

IBM Think Pad t40 running Windows XP SP3 I believe it is a pentium (R) M Processor.

Thanks

Answer:Windows XP BSOD, won't boot up anymore

Sounds like you've got hardware issues if you can't pass memtest. You should be able to remove the HD from the computer and use it on another known good computer using something like this if it's and IDE drive or you can just plug it in to the motherboard if it's SATA.

DISCLAIMER: Keep in mind I'm not recommending that vendor nor vouching for them, that was the first query that came up that had pictures. You should be able find adapters like that from a variety of manufactures and sold by most computer shops or online stores.

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Mod Edit:  Modified topic title - Hamluis.
 
Hello everyone. Hoping someone can tell me how I can fix this boot issue and get my windows 7 working again without deleting my programs, files, data etc (Basically without restoring my pc from scratch)
 
 
Everything was working fine until i started installing "sonos" wireless software for controlling audio, After that i restarted my laptop and started getting this black boot error message as shown below
 
Status: 0xc000000f
 
Things I have already tried but no luck
 
1) I tried pressing f8 and clicked on restore to last working settings option and that didnt work
 
2) Starting windows in safe mode but took me back to this same error message
3) placed my windows 7 installation disc and clicked on Repair Windows. I did the startup repair and when it completed what was weird now.. it got passed the boot error message and saw microsft text loading but then went to blue screen of death, then once restarted my computer again back to this "Windows Boot Manager" issue
 
It will only go to BSOD (blue screen of death if i choose start windows normally) when laptop starts booting up. I
 
 
        What i noticed that looked a bit off is when i tried to do a repair windows using my windows 7 disc the partition said E: . Shouldn't it be on C Drive? cause i never saw an E Drive when using my computer. Windows was always installed on C Drive
 
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Answer:laptop won't boot to windows anymore.

There may be something wrong with your master boot record. The fixmbr command may help but wait until some more knowledgeable people chime in. 

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Hi, Windows 10 did install itself on my PC without really asking for my permission.
No big deal, I launched the backup tool to go back to windows 7 but now, it won't work anymore.
Crash at first boot. Then launch start up repair, which does not work and the mouse and keyboard don't react even if try to change the USB plug.

I don't have another PC and I lost the USB key from which I install windows initially so hard to reinstall from scratch.
My PC is an Intel nuc.

Please, tell me that there is a solution !!!!

The for your help

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Hi-

I really hope someone can help me.
I have a Dell Vostro 1500 with Win XP Pro - I use Computer Associates Anti-Virus ( which I'm not thrilled with ..)

10 days ago I posted to the Virus, Spyware, Malware removal guide because I had received the Windows Recovery virus. After 7 days and no response I tried various things and actually thought I was making progress on my own. I got the pop ups to go away through the use of rkill and malware bytes. However, I still had something. I began getting random audio and google redirects. I posted again, but still no response. I began trying other software that I saw recommended in threads with similar troubles as me.

I used Super Antispyware and my own AV (CA). The programs would all find things and delete them but I kept having the redirect and audio issue. The one help I could never get to run was TDSSKiller. Lastly, I tried Kaspersky's free virus removal scanner. That was doing great. It was finding lots of things and deleting. It had just used a special removal process that required a reboot to remove the TDSS.e virus. I had rebooted and was continuing with my scan, when I decided to move my computer to the bedroom to get some rest. Unfortunately, I had forgotten that I had removed the battery and was running off the adapter.

When I unplugged the adapter I seemed to have blitzed the hard drive. i can't boot back into windows any more. I get a bluescreen that says Problem detected - shut down to prevent... Read more

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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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Hi
I had an Intel Rapid Storage Raid (it was running the way in which the files are being copied to the ssd, not striped).
I unplugged the hdd and bootet successfully, then i realized i unplugged the wrong hdd. So is turned the computer off, unplugged everything but the larger hdd and i was not able to boot into it. After plugging in my old hdd setup again i couldn't even boot
to my original windows anymore!
I was thinking that maybe the cache disk is somehow not in sync anymore so i just removed the Intel RS Raid Cache Disk in the Menu with Ctrl+I. Now all the Drives should be non-raid standard Disks. I also changed the Disk mode from RAID to AHCI in the
Bios.

Still can't boot to the original Windows. Error message:
WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe 0xc000000e

"Refresh you PC" says my hdd is lockedI did chkdsk and sfc scannow. chkdsk says the disk is locked, but it's able to unlock it temporarily for chkdsk.
Gparted shows one single partition on it. It is marked with a "boot" flag. There is 452.02 MiB of unallocated Space. Shouldn't there be a small windows partition?
bootrec /fixboot: Element not foundbootrec /rebuildbcd: Finds the OS, When typing in 'Y' it says: Element not foundGparted showed a Key next to /dev/sdd1. I used Unmount: the key icon was gone, but recovery still says that the drive is locked
used a different sata port for the hdd"system restore" says i have to restart and select the operating system first (which is... Read more

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So today I got a new 2TB harddrive and what I did was copying my old C:\ harddrive (590 GB) to the new one using symantec Ghost. It worked out fine, but now when I try to boot my exact copy of the harddrive on the new one, it gives an error aaying that my hardware configuration had changes drastically since the first time, and I have the re-activate it. I can press yes or no to activate it right now, but no matter what I do, it never gets to any activation screen nor windows itself and it loops forever!! I can't get into windows and even in safe mode, the same thing happens. I plugged my old drive out before I booted on the new one (someone told me this is better because there could be conflicts) and I'm pretty sure all the bios boot settings are correct as well. I was running Service Pack 3 btw.

Please help me, it is very appreciated! Thank you in advance!

Answer:XP won't boot anymore after I installed a new harddrive :(

Okay guys, the situation has changed. I plugged in my old harddrive (which I had unplugged for various reasons) and booted up the new harddrive. This time, somehow, I DID get to Windows and managed to activate it.

However, it has some serious issues. The taskbar is going from the classic Windows XP style to the old style randomly, the system is slow and every time I start I get a couple of errors, like the Generic Host Process for Win32 Error. I think it has to do with the drive letter, but I'm not sure. Let me explain: basically, my old harddrive is the C:\ drive, it's 600 GB, full, which is why I bought the new 2TB harddrive. I formatted this harddrive and had to give it a letter, so it's called R:\. Now I cloned everything on C:\ to the R:\ drive using Symantec Ghost (version 15) and every time I now try to boot from R:\, I get these errors. The system is really unstable and I don't know how I can fix this. Should I change the drive letter to C:\ maybe? Or will that cause a clash between the two harddisks?

I'm out of ideas and need your help badly reinstalling everything I have right now will take an incredibly long time and will be very tedious work, I'm really hoping that I can fix this normally! Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Hello,
I just upgraded my desktop to Windows 8 from Windows 7 using digital download. Everything was running smoothly as I was installing apps and drivers. My graphics driver required a reset after installing, and now when I try to boot up my computer, after the bios and initial windows logo happen, the screen goes dark and the computer stalls. After a while it'll give me 4 beeps. I tried the automatic repair, which seems to be the only thing I can do since I can't boot to the start menu, but the result is the same. I used digital so I have no media to boot from, is there anything I can do to fix this?

Answer:I can't boot my computer anymore after upgrade.

Hi, start in safe mode then locate the driver installation file for your video card and run it again, this should fix it.

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