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Windows will not boot up anymore.

Question: Windows will not boot up anymore.

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.

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Preferred Solution: Windows will not boot up anymore.

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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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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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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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Was trying to delete Linux from my dual boot and I accidentally the whole Windows 8 boot loader (again). But this time is worse.

I have Linux installed to get the boot loader back. Windows appears in the GRUB boot menu, but it is corrupted and will not boot. When I try to boot from it, it now goes to a "preparing automatic repairs" screen followed by an "attempting repairs" screen. I'm given an "Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC." Then it takes me to the Windows 8 recovery options.

Before it got corrupted, I tried doing a system restore from the recovery options but had to force a shutdown because the restore got stuck and would not end even after 10 hours had passed. That was probably a bad idea.

What should I try next?

Answer:Borked my Windows/Linux dual boot, Windows won't boot anymore

if you have a windows 8 disk, you can try a startup repair.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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,
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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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 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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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 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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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

I attached some photos so you can see what i mean and something about system volume is corrupt when i clicked on Diagn... Read more

Answer:laptop won't boot to windows anymore.

the C: drive in the picture should be a hidden drive without a drive letter.
Boot off of the Windows DVD and choose Repair Your Computer or press Shift+F12 to go directly to the Command Prompt in the RE (Recovery Environment). At the X:\sources prompt type E: and press enter.
At the E:\> prompt Type in these commands in this link Fixing the Windows Bootloader via the setup DVD under Attempt Two:Manually Repairing the Windows Bootloader.

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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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I have no idea what do do next. I hope someone can guide me through this.

I can't get windows to boot either in normal or any of the safe mode choices (command prompt, networking, or regular safe mode) when any of those choices are made, or if I control/alt/delete, or power down and up then do nothing, the computer monitor goes blank/black after offering the options of going into setup (f2) or boot sequence (f12), then briefly showing a choice between

Microsoft Windows Recovery Console
do not select this [debugger enabled]
Windows XP Media Center Edition

Again, if I leave it alone, it goes to a black screen. power light to the tower is still on, but no drive light. If I reboot, the drive light comes on again, but always goes out when the screen goes black. I've waiting up to 30 minutes to see if anything else would happen. Nothing.

If I arrow up and select the recovery console, it acts like its loading up for a few secs, then i get a blue screen with white writing "a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer..." it goes on to talk about virus and chkdsk
I am
If I boot to my Dell recovery disk, I am asked to choose between installing xp and repairing xp. Since a new install is a last resort, I have not tried that. I have tried recovery console from the recovery disk, and that DOES get me to a c:\windows prompt , from which I ran chkdsk /r and it said repairs were made. Unfortunately it did not chan... Read more

Answer:Computer won't boot to windows anymore!!

Hi Michael, looks like you also ran Combofix. Did you do that recently (around when the problems started)? If so, the log may be of use.

Please let me know if you have an empty USB stick/CD burner to your disposal.

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

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

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

Under Standard CMOS features it says:

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows wont boot anymore

$ahil said:


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

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

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

Under Standard CMOS features it says:

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

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

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

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

Hi, $ahil,

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

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

Hope this helps.

Chuklr
 

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Hello 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

I attached some photos so you can see what i mean and something about system volume is corrupt when i clicked on Diagnosis and repair detail... Read more

Answer:laptop won't boot to windows anymore

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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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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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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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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

I attached some photos so you can see what i mean and something about system volume is corrupt when i clicked on Diagn... Read more

Answer:ptop won't boot to windows anymore

Hi

The symptoms, error message Status: 0xc000000f , BSOD 0xF4 etc are pointing to a possibly failing HDD. If there is any important data on the system,please immediately stop any repairing attempt - you may make the issue worse.
What is the exact make and model of your laptop ?.

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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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Lenovo ThinkPad helix with windows 8.1 and the latest updates at the time. About a month ago I told windows to hibernate and twice it turned itself back on. So the third time I told windows to shutdown. The next morning when I turned it on windows would not boot. The windows icon would show up but the loading icon would continue on for a while then disappear and then the whole screen goes blank. Automatic repair also gets stuck and says "preparing automatic repair" indefinitely. I've attempted to boot to a windows install disk on USB stick but no luck there either, gets stuck. I know the USB stick works because I tested it in another computer. What I haven't tried is seeing if a Linux distro Will boot. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:Windows won't boot anymore - ThinkPad helix

disconnect all power leads, no disks in optical drives and no usb devices connected.
press and hold power button for 30seconds
reconnect power lead and retry to boot.
if still stuck - boot to BIOS and make sure HDD is the only boot device disable all other boot devices and retry to boot (at least 5 times.)
if still no good the back to BIOS and enable USB as first boot device and retry from your stick.

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

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

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I have an HP ProBook 6470b that I bought refurbished. Until yesterday, it worked fine. When I tried to boot it today, everything was behaving slowly. The cursor moved at a normal speed and things like the text cursor in the password box were fine, but input like typing a password was accepted very slowly. Trying to use on-screen buttons (windows 8) like the power settings button behaved slowly. Eventually, I was able to log in. Desktop wasn't really loading, took probably around 10 minutes foranything more than the start button to appear. Restarted to try to fix it; then I couldn't even enter the password to log in. I turned off the laptop. A few hours later, I tried to turn on the laptop with nothing plugged into any ports. I navigated some startup stuff pre-Windows and found a menu to perform a harddrive test from. Did a quick one, got a DST failure or something, got a failure code. Failure code directed me to HP support website. Went to HP support website, couldn't find where to read about the failure. Tried to submit a ticket for what I think is live support but when I try to put in my serial number it says it's invalid (it's not) and to try again (I did). Found another(?) HP support website that eventually told me 6470b isn't supported anymore and I should try here.

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So my Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Touch began to run VERY slowly all of a sudden. What I tried to do was to both refresh and reset the OS, but without any success since it said the process failed to complete. (After about 4 hours of process)Then I tried to restore the computer by booting the restore partition, but yet again failed since the computer cancelled the process. Now thanks to this I cannot boot Windows 8.1 at all.As for now, I got an unusable computer and the restore partition is not helping me. So I'm now asking for suggestions of what to do next. Is formatting the entire hardrive any idea or is the hardware locked to the current OS?Thanks in advance!PS: I tried emailing the Lenovo Support, but they were only reffering me to any repair shop. I'd appreciate some more help before I do so.

Answer:My IdeaPad u410 won't boot Windows anymore

Shameless self bump!I ran a Lenovo UEFI Diagnostics Bootable USB 2.05.00 to check for any problems of the hardware but couldn't find anything. I'm still thinking about formatting the hardrdrive but is there any problems/risks with that? Is there perhaps any better solution?

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Hi,

I have an ASUS computer bought in January running Windows 7 and a Linux Ubuntu (using grub).

When I start Windows (since today), the screen just remains black, and the only thing I can do is switching it off (the computer doesn't wait for the 5 seconds of the hard switch off, it immediately switches off when I press the button).
Grub also presents a partition called Vista, but which doesn't work much more (it still displays the windows logo, but in the end reboots).

I have nothing like "restore last working configuration", or "safe mode", neither from the BIOS nor from another menu. Anyway, I doubt it would work, since I downloaded and burnt what I think is "Win RE", and when booting from the CD, I get the following message (after a long delay):

Code:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

[...] (basically to insert a Windows CD and click repair)

If you do not have this CD, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Windows\system32\boot\winload.exe

Status: 0xC0000001

Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
A few more things:
- I do not have a Windows 7 CD since the laptop was bought with Windows directly installed
- I mounted the Windows partition on Linux and it looks ok; I could launch "ls -R" with success and the file winload.exe exists and is recognized as a wi... Read more

Answer:Windows does not boot anymore - winload.exe could not be loaded

Run Startup Repair . If still not worked, run it at least 3 times with restarts after each single run .

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hello all

I recently bought a UMPC second hand in Japan, a Kohjinsha SA1F00B, with windows XP home service pack 2 in Japanese.
the computer has a 500mhz AMD Geode processor and 512 MB of RAM.

(http://www.biztoolbelt.com/2006/12/kohjinsha_sa1f00_umpc.html)

I installed a linux distribution on it (xubuntu), which is fine, but in the event it seems to have caused problems with the windows XP boot, for a reason unknown. Now the windows XP partition (NTFS) are still there, but when I try to boot i get to the windows logo and loading bar, but then it hops back to the khojinsha logo.

odd. I was thinking that I would simply reinstall windows XP from the CD.
yet, lo and behold, there is no CD included ! I have a valid microsoft licence, the green booklet and everything but no CD in the pack.
from previous experience with my wife's japanese sony VAIO, I think this might be common on japanese PC's, where they prefer to use recovery partitions. now I do have windows CD's from previous computers, but they're not in japanese and i know this is very problematic for japanese machine specific driver issues.

but my question is, how do I reinstall windows in this case ?
I'm thinking there must be some kind of recovery partition somewhere, like there was on the sony vaio, but how do I access it, and reinstall windows over the previous existing windows install, from it.

or is there anyway to fix the windows XP boot ?

thanks in advance for your help

ben
 

Answer:reinstalling windows (which won't boot anymore) on a japanese computer

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Had win7 and XP working on dual boot with easyBCD for months. Then had to wipe another drive so removed all connections in PC and wiped totally unrelated drive, linked everything back up again, and now windows 7 won't boot up and the boot menu has gone.

I have three hard drives - one backup, one for XP, and one with three partitions including win7.

When i set the BIOS boot order to the XP drive it boots up ok, when i set the order to win7 drive it gets to 'verifying dmi pool data' then asks for a boot cd.

I have rebuilt the MBR using partition wizard. As you can see, the XP drive is active and primary. I cannot seem to set the win7 disk to be primary or active. It also tells me it cannot find a windows installation on the drive even though it is loaded onto E:

I have tried loading the win7 dvd and running the start repair several times but it does nothing.

I don't get what happened as all i did was remove all the hard drive connections, then connect them back up a few hours later.

Any ideas? I have spent four hours on it already and need help before i smash the thing up!

Answer:Windows 7 and XP dual boot - Win 7 partition not booting anymore

fixed it! woohoo

this worked for me....

go here Visual BCD Editor - Windows 7/Vista
and get the VBCDE and follow instructions here Dual-boot Repair Windows 7/Vista
for automatic repair.

fixed my setup in half a second. machine booted back into windows 7 directly, then used easyBCD to add the winXP option to the boot menu and back in business. Both XP and Win7 on boot menu and both working fine. Woohooo!

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Hello,

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

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

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


Quote:




File: \Windows\system32\config\system

Status: 0xc000014c

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




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

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

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

Could anyone possibly help?

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

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

Check out this link
link

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Hello, I recently bought a new power supply, along with more ram because I was already ordering the power supply. When the package came and I set everything up in the computer, the PC turned on and everything was fine. I started to play a game with my friend and the computer just turned off. No error message, nothing. I believe the computer overheated, but I could be completely wrong. Now, when I start my computer up, it gets to the Launch System Repair (Recommended) or Start Windows Normally. If I select one of them, it will get into the 'Starting Windows' screen with the orbs, and then the monitor will just go blank. The computer still runs in the background, but my monitor just is blank. It is not the RAM (I switched and went to my old RAM) And I also cannot boot into safe mode, or anything of the sort, as the same thing happens. And I cannot boot from a CD (Tried with a windows 7 repair disc and computer goes blank again)

Answer:Computer crashed during game, cannot boot into Windows anymore.

anyone can help?

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Hey, i'm new here and hopefully i'm posting this in the right place. Will try to explain as best as i can.
I have 2 drives, a SSD that contains Windows 10, and HDD that contains other files.
Yesterday i replaced the 160GB HDD with a 1TB one, and this is where problem started.
Initially Windows wouldn't boot as normal, but instead tried to "fix disk errors" and then told me that Windows couldn't start. I tried the start-up repair option but it didn't help. Later two blue screens appeared (UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME),
Right now it appears that Windows tries to boot, as there is the Windows logo, and these "loading floating dots", but then it all disappears and all that's left is a black screen. When i move the mouse, the cursor appears for a second and then disappears.... And that's all i can do, it won't go past the black screen. Disconnecting the 1TB drive or connecting the old one doesn't change a thing.
Will be most grateful if someone could help me.
Cheers

Answer:Windows 10 won't boot anymore after connecting new hard drive

Try the following first. Create a DVD or USB or Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool. Boot the install media and when you see the screen with the Repair Computer link click it. Troubleshoot > Advanced Options and do a Startup/Automatic Repair. Do this without the HDD attached. It may take up to three attempts for the startup repair to complete all repairs.
 

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an absolutely strange behaviour. since yesterday my t400 doesnt boot anymore with my intel ssd.maybe someone also have this problem thats why i explain it here. because im not sure, if its a HW or SW problem. if the ssd is masterdrive it hangs when the bios screen wants to switch to the windows kernel. 2 secs blinks the cursor and then the harddisk-LED stays on and nothin more happens.when i boot from another disk and insert the ssd via ultrabay the ssd comes online but when i want to access it - same show. HDD-LED keeps ON and the system hangs for about 60 seconds.this also happens on another t400 with windows 7 installed. but when i check the disk on a linux thinkpad everything seems fine (phew. dd'ed the whole stuff). what could it be? 

Answer:T400 doesntt boot anymore with Intel X25 SSD @ windows 7 64 Bit

Strange - I have absolutely no problem with mine.I would backup the SSD. What BIOS do you have on it? Intel had one BIOS on thier site back in November or so that killed drives - it was only there for a couple of days. I would consider re-partitioning the drive and starting fresh.





T61p, T400formerly x23, x40

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Quick background: I'm on a dual boot system with Windows XP SP2 on one partition and Ubuntu 7.10 on another.

When shutting down Windows XP today, it installed updates before shutting down, but I didn't hang around to watch what was going on. When I booted up my computer later, I got my normal boot manager screen where I choose between Windows or Ubuntu. After selecting Windows, the hard drive showed activity for less than 2 seconds and then the computer completely locked up: no mouse, no cursor, and certainly no Windows splash/welcome screen. Also no way to get into safe mode either.

Obviously, something very basic got corrupted or something, because after I select Windows at the boot manager, the computer goes no more than 2 seconds before freezing. FORTUNATELY, I can still force mount the NTFS partition in Ubuntu and can work on it, but I have no idea where to start.

Can someone please give me an idea of what might be the problem and how to fix it?
 

Answer:Solved: Cannot boot anymore after installing Windows updates

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

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

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Hi guys, I REALLY need help with this one. I have never, in my nearly 20 years with PCs, seen anything like this.

First of all, this is about a totally updated, with all the newest drivers, etc etc - Win XP SP3, protected by an equally updated Kaspersky 09.
This morning I started up my PC and everything worked fine. Checked my email (only good ones from two friends, no virus or anything), turned off the system and went to university.

This evening I came back, started the system - and...

Well, Windows boots fine. I am on the desktop. All the icons are there, taskbar, etc - but I can?t open any folder, start NO programs, nothing works. I can open the start menu, go to each and every subfolder in there, but I can?t start anything. I can right click on the taskbar and see the settings, but I can?t right click on the desktop (or any of it?s icons).
So, I rebooted and made sure my CPU and RAM are still "there", because I thought that maybe the BIOS shat itself and it adjusted my CPU down or something - nope, every Hz of CPU and kb of RAM is still there.
Well, I CAN start taskmanager. It says that at system start up, explorer.exe is going around 90-100%. Then Kaspersky comes and they both switch around, always keeping the system at 100%. Then sooner or later both of them go down to normal values, going into mid-regions, but always dropping down again....but I can STILL not do anything with the system! If I kill explorer.exe, all the CPU usage drops to 1-2%, bu... Read more

Answer:Windows won´t start programs, right after boot nothing works anymore

I am having the same problem. Have you solved your problem?

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

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Hello,

I know just enough about computers to get myself in trouble. I had a 160GB Hard drive that was getting kind of crowded, it was my sole hard drive. I had XP on it and as I had no problems with it, I was content to stick with it. I bought a 500gb hard drive and as my fiancee had bought me an upgrade to Vista and then 7, I put Windows 7 on the new drive and left XP on the old. The old drive (the 160GB) already had C: taken so I named the new one G:.

So, everything was working fine and if I wanted to switch OS's I'd just reboot and choose the one I wanted. Sadly my C: drive just died. I was like ".. bummer. I'll pop it out and just worth the windows 7 one now." However on start up I'm getting a bad boot file message and to put the install/system disk in. I do that and choose the restore option but its not showing that I have any previous versions of windows on it! When I do the repair option it says it was fixing a partition error. I can see the windows files when I use the command prompt and still see that windows is there under the G: drive.

My question is; does windows now think my G: drive is supposed to be C ? Is that why it wont boot properly? I mean it seems to be looking for windows to be under the C drive but its actually under G, if that makes sense. If so I found an article on how to change the drive letters via regedit at the command prompt. Or do you think my hard drive is just hosed and that I need to reformat?

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Answer:Dual boot system failure, not detecting Windows 7 anymore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Vinbot1


Hello,

I know just enough about computers to get myself in trouble. I had a 160GB Hard drive that was getting kind of crowded, it was my sole hard drive. I had XP on it and as I had no problems with it, I was content to stick with it. I bought a 500gb hard drive and as my fiancee had bought me an upgrade to Vista and then 7, I put Windows 7 on the new drive and left XP on the old. The old drive (the 160GB) already had C: taken so I named the new one G:.

So, everything was working fine and if I wanted to switch OS's I'd just reboot and choose the one I wanted. Sadly my C: drive just died. I was like ".. bummer. I'll pop it out and just worth the windows 7 one now." However on start up I'm getting a bad boot file message and to put the install/system disk in. I do that and choose the restore option but its not showing that I have any previous versions of windows on it! When I do the repair option it says it was fixing a partition error. I can see the windows files when I use the command prompt and still see that windows is there under the G: drive.

My question is; does windows now think my G: drive is supposed to be C ? Is that why it wont boot properly? If so I found an article on how to change the drive letters via regedit. Or do you think my hard drive is just hosed?

Thanks for looking and any help at all would be greatly appreciated!! Sorry I dont have specific info, I'm not near the ma... Read more

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Hey guys,

I'm having problems here. Here's my situation: i have 60GB SSD and two SATA disks with Windows 10 on the SSD disk. But because the small 60GB SSD was always running full, i've bought a 250GB SSD yesterday. So, i disconnected one of the SATA disks to connect the new SSD disk, but then Windows 10 wouldn't boot anymore, so i figured Windows 10 has a system reserve partition on the SATA disk.

So i looked it up how to move the system reserve partition to C: (SSD) and did the following cmd command: bcdboot c:\windows /s C:

After this i had to flag the C: partition as active in Disk Managment. But, here comes the problem, i did it the other way around. And after that i set all 3 partitions as active and now i get the following error when Windows 10 tries to boot:

"Your PC needs to be repaired

File: \Boot\BCD
Error code: 0xc0000034"

What i have tries so far:

-bootrec /fixmbr
-bootrec /fixboot: getting the error "Element not found"
-bootrec /rebuildbcd
-bcdboot c:\windows /l en-us, getting the error "Failure when attempting to copy boot files"
-bcdedit shows ""The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The requested system device cannot be found."

Then i installed a clean Windows 10 on the new SSD. Offcourse this worked. After this i used Minitool Partition Wizard to clone the old SSD to the new one. And then it start all over again (which is maybe obvious). So now i have my hands in my hair, actually. Wh... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 doesn't boot anymore after flagging partion as active

Welcome to the forum. Not clear you clean install to new ssd but then you cloned the old one to the new install is that correct? Are the drives mbr or gpt ? You should always do a clean install with only one drive connected so you know we're boot files are going

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

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

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

sys
MacBook Pro OS X 10.5.4
Boot Camp o Vista x64

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

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

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

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

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

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Any help is very much appreciated here. I'm running windows terminal server 2000 and the other day people connected were gettting out of virtual memory errors and computers were locking up. Server is a IBM netvista P3 667, 2.5GB ram 9gig scsi's in Raid. I went to the server and tried to log in as the admin, it let me but nothing came up just the blue backgroud screen. I got everyone to log off terminal server and then restarted the machine through the reset button. When the computer restarted and I logged in as admin, I got the same blue background screen. I even tried then just shutting off the computer. I later logged in through a users terminal server account from a user computer and made some hdd space available for the virtual memory. It seems every user can logon the server and use it, it's just that when I log on as the admin all I get is the blue background screen. Any idea's as too what's happened? Thanks in advance.
 

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So I am just wondering what best practices are here. Please no nonsense answers and telling me I am doing everything wrong, whatever I do, okay.

Previous experience indicated that Windows 10 was capable of switching between IDE and RAID and AHCI settings without much problem.

I have a Windows 10 installation that I installed on some Gigabyte 780G motherboard.

I think I installed it with only one disk present and then later ran it as the 2nd disk and it worked.

I probably ran it in AHCI mode mostly.

Then later I replaced the motherboard with some Asus M2N motherboard and I got issues.

Predominantly the system failed to boot if it wasn't the 2nd disk, so I got boot failures until I connected back the first disk (that is unused by Windows) as I recall it. Other than that, it worked, and probably in AHCI again.

Now I have replaced the motherboard with some Abit AX78 mobo. It uses an older chipset (760) and is also slightly older. It is connected as the only disk and it boots just fine. I find that it has "Native IDE" set as mode, and Windows is just painfully slow harddisk wise.

This mobo is annoying because it doesn't have a boot menu (WHAT?) ... yes, (WHAT?!!!). So in order to boot from USB stick that has a copy of the Grub loader installed for this system, so I can boot Linux (that is on the disk too) I have to select the freaking USB stick as first boot device. Great. Anyway, it *might* be functional in the end.

However when I do so, and Grub loads, and I s... Read more

Answer:Changing hard drive order and number and Windows won't boot anymore

What I am going to do is try to install it on the Highpoint controller as only disk and then see if it will also run as second disk.

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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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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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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
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi 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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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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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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Hello,

My PC:

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

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

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

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

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

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Answer:Vista, won't boot anymore.

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

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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 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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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,

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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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,

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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