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Windows desktop manager fails at EVERY boot

Question: Windows desktop manager fails at EVERY boot

After installing the latest nvidia driver for the gtx580 I get the message,,,windows desktop manager had stopped working. It happens every boot. After searching the net...I reverted to an aero theme,,,same problem,,reinstalled the latest driver again, same problem, run sfc /scannow, no reported issues, but same problem. Checked under services and it is set for automatic setting. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: Windows desktop manager fails at EVERY boot

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Answer: Windows desktop manager fails at EVERY boot

Can you System Restore to before you installed the driver?

Establish a Clean boot disabling the unneeded Nvidia bloatware and everything else in msconfig>Startup and >Services (after Hiding all MS Services) besides AV, any synch, stickies or Gadgets. The rest are freeloaders.

Work through the other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I was having issues with Windows crashing when waking up from sleep. Everything seemed to point to driver issues, and while chasing that down I deleted several Acronis drivers from the registry. Acronis had been uninstalled, but left some artifacts behind.When I rebooted I got an Boot Manager error - basically not found.

I ran Windows startup repair 2-3 times without effect.

Windows recovery shows 2 recent backups are present, but neither is visible from the Restore window.

Tried to repair the MBR from Partition Wizard (8.1) and although it was successful Windows still doesn't boot. PW shows the partition is present and active but not as boot.

Happy Monday . Any ideas?

Answer:Boot manager corrupted - Windows fails to boot

Are you saying that after editing the Registry Win7 will not start? This can be fatal if you didn't save a System Restore point before messing with the registry.

Try a System Restore from System Recovery Options as far back as necessary.

If that fails confirm that Win7 or it's System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) is Partition Marked Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

If that doesn't help then everything that can possibly be done is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot leading up to if necessary rescuiing any files before running Recovery or doing the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You will get and keep a perfect install for exactly as long as you stick with the tools and methods in that tutorial, as proven by over a million consumers who have used it without a single complaint.

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Hi, For about 3 times in the last few weeks windows fails to start and goes into windows boot manager and status: 0xc0000225. I have a 2TB HDD and i have cloned this to a SSD and have been using the SSD. At first i noticed windows was doing a lot of repairs when it boots up and then i got the 0xc0000225 error. I tried to use the HP recovery disks and these would not work. I could not get any boot cd work. I did go into the BIOS and change the boot order. I could not boot into any recovery mode by pressing f8. when i tried the pc just went back to the same error window. I then had to use the HDD to then clone to the SSD again and this worked until i got the same error again. I then had the same issues and cloned from the SSD again. It happened again but this time i could boot into HP recovery but it could not go any further becuase it says windows recovery is already running. I tried this several times but no joy. I then put in the HDD and got a blue screen of death. So i have now had to do a fresh install but the system seems rather slow. I am going to run some system checks on the hardware and see how that goes but any other help would be great. Cheers.

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Question: Boot manager fails

hello everybody,, i have a problem a problem with my laptop,, its a acer corei5 home premium 64bit,, recently i was deleting some files from my documents.. i dont know if i have included to delete some the default program files to run the windows normally, then one morning when i turned on my laptop,, boot manager windows with blue stripe above and gray body with 3 options that i dont even know what it means.. when i try to open one of the options i hear a very sharp sound that goes on with the beat of the hard disk,, start-up manager comes out,, but after repairing.. boot manager window still shows everytime i turn-on my laptop.. i do further research on the internet and try system recovery tools on my disk,, i tried one-by-one including commands such as: bootrec.exe /FixMbr; bootrec.exe /FixBoot and so-on but everytime i turned it on, the same problems exist.. i also have tried sfc /scannow.. problems still exist.. it seems the only problem of my laptop is the START-UP,, because honestly theres an option of 'start windows normally" and my pc works fine after that.. but again when i turn it off and turn it on again.. the same problem display.. i also tried restore options for so many times.. tried all those tools for so many times.. but still my start-up problems still exist.. it seems my laptop is loop into different events that i;m doing with it..

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Answer:Boot manager fails

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boot manager windows with blue stripe above and gray body with 3 options that i dont even know what it means


one option is name "start windows normally".. what are the other 2 options?

If you select "start windows normally" all is fine (expect the 3 options all the time if booting)?

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Hi Community, I was trying to restore my desktop back to its orginal factory settings but through the process, it encountered an error and the system restarted. When the desktop is back on, the only page it offered was the 'Windows Boot Manager' page (As seen in the picture below). It says to insert the Windows Installation disc which not only do i not have, but also the A300 desktop does not have a disc/disk drive for me to insert any disc. I have googled for any solutions but all of them require me to insert the disc which i clearly have no ways to do so. How am i suppose to proceed from here to get my desktop working again?  Thank you in advance for any kind responses.

Answer:[HELP] A300 Desktop Stuck at Windows Boot Manager Page

Hi lyl
 
The hard disk MBR seems to be corrupted
 
Kindly boot the desktop into BIOS by pressing F1 key and then press F9 to load default settings and after this press F10 to save and exit.
 
Check if the system works or recovery from hard disk runs, to run the recovery after the system power on press F2 key and check if the recovery works fine.
 
If the issue continues then you may need to contact the support center.


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Hi,

having an issue with the following ASUS desktop ASUS - Barebone PC- ASUS V3-M3N8200

all help would be gratefully accepted.

The desktop has had a fresh copy of windows installed and everything was working fine. I connected up all my printer, scanner etc then all of a sudden the computer fails to boot to windows. It will start up for a couple of seconds then shut down.

If i power off the PSU, press the start button to discharged the motherboard, turn the PSU back on and then hit the power button the computer works fine.

Initial thoughts were PSU issues due to input of other external sources, so switched a 300w to a 650w but still keep getting the issue that the computer will fail once every 5-6 boots. Also disconnected all external products (scanner, printer) and still receive intermittent failed boot.

thanks
andrew

Answer:desktop fails to boot occasionally

I would double-triple check all power connections to all devices, ESPECIALLY the motherboard. Make sure the plugs are sitting in their respective slots and properly aligned. It sounds to me like either too much or too little power is being pushed through your system. I see you're from the UK; on the back of your PSU, there should be a small red switch. What is it set to (don't touch or mess around with this switch as it could fry your system). Also, please list all of the components in your system that connect to the PSU, as well as the PSU's specs as well.

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Whenever I turn  my computer on the HP logo is displayed; then eventually a screen with a black background and blue foreground appears stating that there has been either a Hard Disk Error or Boot Device Error. If I exit out of the Hard Disk Error, it immediately takes me to the Boot Device Error screen. I've ran the Memory and Hard drive checks many times but to no avail. Sometimes, the comupter manages to boot up, but whenever its turned off again or an error like a windows stop code occurs, the booting problems start again. I've had it fixed several times but the problem keeps returning, I'd really appreciate it if anyone could help me.

Answer:HP ENVY Desktop 750-114 fails to boot up

That type of problem indicates the hard drive is failing.  If you happen to get it to boot again under normal conditions, then image the drive before it fails for good.  It is warning you.  Get prepared beforehand with backup ot imaging software and media to backup to.  Do it now before starting the computer again.

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Hello more knowledgeable person than myself. I've been having trouble trying to get my computer to boot; I'd noticed a drop in performance (still unsure why) so decided to boot up in safe mode and poke around - it was not my original intention to install Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0 but somehow it happened. I ran the 'deep-care' utility and everything was working fine, my computer rebooted and performed a disk check: there weren't any errors that I can remember apart from [something along the lines of] 60 reparse files. Following this my computer restarted and Windows failed to load, restarting to show my startup repair - this isn't the first time this has happened, a similar thing occurred following previous attempts at boosting speed, though before I was able to get Windows up and running using an Ubuntu installation disk, although I still don't understand why - no need to say that it didn't work this time.
Startup repair refuses to work and my system restore points have vanished; I would try doing a repair install if I had a copy of the disk. I built the computer myself a few months back, borrowing a Windows 7 installation disk from a friend (who has now lost said disk), startup repair does tell me something about 'Problem Signatures' which are included below:
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Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signature 03: Unknown
Problem Signature ... Read more

Answer:Windows fails to boot, startup repair fails to fix

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nomtree


Hello more knowledgeable person than myself. I've been having trouble trying to get my computer to boot; I'd noticed a drop in performance (still unsure why) so decided to boot up in safe mode and poke around - it was not my original intention to install Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0 but somehow it happened. I ran the 'deep-care' utility and everything was working fine, my computer rebooted and performed a disk check: there weren't any errors that I can remember apart from [something along the lines of] 60 reparse files. Following this my computer restarted and Windows failed to load, restarting to show my startup repair - this isn't the first time this has happened, a similar thing occurred following previous attempts at boosting speed, though before I was able to get Windows up and running using an Ubuntu installation disk, although I still don't understand why - no need to say that it didn't work this time.
Startup repair refuses to work and my system restore points have vanished; I would try doing a repair install if I had a copy of the disk. I built the computer myself a few months back, borrowing a Windows 7 installation disk from a friend (who has now lost said disk), startup repair does tell me something about 'Problem Signatures' which are included below:
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Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signa... Read more

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Laptop: Dell Inspiron 17RSE 7720 | 3rdGEn i7 3610QM CPU | DDR3 2x4GB RAM 1600MHz | nVidia 3DVision Enabled 17-inch screen running on 2GB GDDR5 nVidia 650M GT (3D enabled with NO optimus)
SATA Mode: AHCI
Hard Disks:
1. 32GB mSATA boot drive (Only windows core files and programs installed on it)
2. 1TB Toshiba 5400rpm (for Programs and Games)
3. 1TB Toshiba 5400rpm (for Movies, songs etc)

This laptop had Windows 7 installed in it with Intel Rapid Storage technology enabled. Few months ago, I changed the SATA mode to AHCI and installed windows 7 on 32GB mSATA drive. I kept the C drive only for windows and didn't install anything else on it. I created an MKLINK for some folders such as Common Files/Adobe and Appdata/Adobe so that heavy applications won't eat space on the little drive.
It was working fine for about 4-5 months, till one day the Windows 7 simply failed to boot. It was stuck on the Starting Windows screen forever. I searched on the sevenforums website and tried a lot of things such as cleaning the RAM, disabling startup programs and services etc. But it didn't help. neither did sfc /scannow nor windows repair using installation disc.
I could boot in safe mode but not normal mode.

So, I decided to reinstall Win7 from DVD that came with dell.
But the installation was stuck at final step of install after first reboot.
Again i tried several tricks described in forums, like checking for Legacy Boot in BIOS, making sure SATA is in AHCI, unplugging all USB drives as well... Read more

Answer:Windows Fails To Boot, Fails to Install

Your post is quite interesting but too much for me to absorb at one sitting. With that said I will voice a single concern and then ask a follow-up question:

My concern is this:





I changed the SATA mode to AHCI and installed windows 7 on 32GB mSATA drive



Above seems too small for extended growth.

Now, are you trying to do a clean install or reinstall? If that latter, could there be an issue related to the above (eg, not enough room)? I apologize for not try to absorb everything you stated; however, I made it all the way through high school using Cliff's Notes and I never had to read a single book! Guess I'm just lazy...

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Merry Christmas...

PC froze, Ctrl+Alt+Delete wasn't working, waited 30 minutes so I disconnected the power cord (on/off didn't work).

It now fails to boot. Turn it on, fans whirring, hard drive spinning, but no beep. Monitor displays 'no signal' (tried a different monitor). A couple days before it got to this stage, it gave me an blue screen (unexpected_kernel_mode_trap), but booted fine after that, not sure if related.

Keyboard and mouse both wired, both unresponsive (though they do power on).

Any questions, I'll try to answer as best I can.

Regards, HP.
 

Answer:Desktop fails to boot, 'no signal' from monitor, no beep

Just for future reference when your computer won't shutdown it is best to press and hold the power button for 6-10 seconds until it powers off.

Since the monitor is displaying the no signal message that means it is working. Your video card or video port is not sending a picture. I think I would reset CMOS and see if it makes a difference. Unplug from AC and remove the coin shaped battery for a minute. Then put battery back, plug in and try to boot. See if it makes any difference.
 

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I was watching a video when the screen went blue and said something like there is a problem and windows needs to restart. It started to reboot but after 10 minutes it still hadn't so I turned it off at the wall. Now when I try to boot the screen stays black and it constantly beeps.Using windows 7.Not sure of model or age as I inherited the PC.Anyone any ideas what is wrong or how to fix it?I haven't turned it off. It's still beeping away. Should I turn it off?

Answer:HP desktop fails to boot, screen remains black and constantl...

Actually running windows 10. It was original 7 according to the stickers but Granddad must have upgraded to 10 before it became mine.

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Hello all,

I am been trying to fix an issue on my girlfriend's computer. Ever since I removed a malware infection she had, the computer was doing the following: taskbar turns grey and internet stops working. Thinking this was still a malware issue, I posted in that section of the website (see link below). I have since been cleared of malware, but we have determined that the issue is related to the Desktop Windows Manager Session Manager and WLAN AutoConfig, both of which are set to start to automatically start when booting, but seem to be crashing. My taskbar goes back to normal and the internet works once I manually start these services.

Removed Win 7 AntiSpyware - other issues after rebooting

Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 (0633)
windows 7 home premium

Thanks,
Anthony

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When I start the computer up, the Windows Boot Manager screen comes on. I press enter, but every time the desktop comes up, the icons have rearranged themselves to be as close to the left hand side of the screen as possible. Also, the computer is chucking me out of games sometimes, when before they didnt. Could I be infected?

This is the first post I have done on this forum, so if I have done something wrong, please let me know. Thanks

Answer:Windows Boot Manager comes up every time I turn on the computer, Icons re-arrange themselves on desktop every time i start up t...

Hello. Have I done something wrong in my posting? Please let me know if I have. It has now been over 48 hours since I asked my question. Has anyone ever had this problem before or am I over-reacting.

Thankyou

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Hello

So basically my windows Aero theme is not working. I can change to different themes and they change the background and sounds but I cannot change the color of my windows color. When I click on the "Window Color" from the Personalization option in Task Manager it does not give me the regular option to change the window color and transparency. I get a pop-out screen that says "Window Color and Appearance" and changing the color from there does not do anything.

I have read other places and tried to restart the "Themes" option in the Services.exe but that does not help. Both the "Themes" and "Desktop Windows Manager" are started and run from the startup. However when I restart the "Desktop Windows Manager Session Manager" it fixes the problem only for a couple of seconds but reverts back to the broken problem. The color will change to what it's suppose to be but change right back.

I have a AMD Sapphire 7950 video card so I know it supports w/e features Windows has. I have the latest drivers from AMD and everything else works fine but this problem has persisted for a while now. Is this a hardware problem?

Also:
This only happens when I startup my computer. If I restart my computer after I see that the problem is there then the problem will be fixed and the Aero Theme is fine.

Please advise on what I can do to fix this problem.

Answer:Desktop Windows Manager Session Manager not working properly

Anybody out there have a clue?

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I run Windows 7 Home Premium and have the installation CD. My PC is homebuilt. It's about 1.5 years old.

My problem started on Tuesday. I turned my PC on Tuesday morning and everything was fine (Windows was allowed to do an update the previous night). I turned my computer off and later that day turned it on and it would no longer boot. Oddly enough, Windows appears to have done another update that morning without my consent according to the system restore information. I did not do much at all that morning other than things I did on a regular basis. I run top notch antivirus and blocking software (though it could always be a crazy new virus these days). I am able to go to the admin account's recovery tools page. I have tried system restores at all 7 points and none work. They all "finish" and then pop up a message saying an unspecified error caused it to fail. I have tried to use the repair disk to reinstall the MBR via the dos prompt in the recovery tools (using the installation CD as the source) and even though it says it restores it, the PC still won't boot. chkdsk says everything is fine. I'm at a loss for what to do next.

I think it's one of 2 things at this point. Either the HD is failing (with no signs prior to this incident), or a windows update messed up something. I doubt it's something I did that morning as I didn't do anything new and actually did very little at all.

I've seen where someone else had this same problem T... Read more

Answer:Error Code 0x490-Computer Will No Longer Boot to Desktop-Repair Fails

You can download a Liinux ( Ubuntu ) distro, and run it in the Live CD mode, and recover all of your files to a separate drive/partion/USB drive, then reinstall the OS... Hope this helps...

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I'm trying to install Bluetooth on my T61 with Windows 2008 Server x64 bit - driver is installed correctly, so Bluetooth device is shown correctly in device manager. (I used this driver http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-70042.html) But the problem with the actual Bluetooth managers to pair devices (this manager is required for the Windows Server, because  no Bluetooth connectivity tools are provided by the system and you can't pair devices on server so without special applications). Even the application installed, the manager crash when you start it. I just got exception, that application crashed by specific address when I run Bluetooth manager from the Programs. I tried installation on the clean version of Windows Server, so there is no dependencies on installed apps.Any workaround how to make Bluetooth manager to work on Windows Server?!

Answer:Bluetooth manager fails on Windows 2008 Server x64 bit

Did you just carve the driver files out of that package or did you get the full installer to succeed ? Let me presume the answers to that question for moment and offer the following branches: Carving out the driver may not have given you B/T manager either the MS version ( my preference) or the bloated Thinkpad Bluetooth Neighborhood.   Unless you plan to pair a Blackberry over B/T, the Lenovo version works fine but the MSI installer will puke on Server OS's and this was an issue we faced when trying to jam 2003 server onto T4's and X2's. The MSI's have to be modified and Microsoft created the MSI format and offers the Orca tool which edits compiled MSI's and presents them like basic two column spreadsheets.Find the row titled Launch Conditions and sometimes Launch Dependencies  in the left columnDelete the datums in the rows on the right columns and SAVE A COPY OF THE MSI LEAVING THE ORIGINAL UNFETTERED. The save process can take sometime since it is essentially recompiling the whole package with your modificationa nd execute  it again, likely you'll find yourself in the menus you haven't seen before and you can jam the drivers into the server OS since most Microsoft server code is barely different than their 1/10th cost workstaiton code. Use discretion and make quality backups before attempting deeper mods such as installing workstation fingerprint software onto a server since you're replacing a GINA and Microsoft OS's are very u... Read more

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I am really frustrated with my lenovo purchase - I find it crazy that you can not submit an EMAIL to lenovo to report a bug or two or ten in most of their bug infested software. In order of priority - here is my problems. If this is not figured out by someone you will lose a customer first and a telecom executive 2nd. 1. Vista SP1 fails.Download Fine.Install Fine.Reboot Starts.>>> LIST OF 100's of .DLLs that are being loaded on DOS like screen on 1st line>>> Hangs on performance monitor or something like that - Can not run recover- Must restore from Original Vista CD Not fun - applied every patch and driver update twice (and yes they seem to be updated once or twice a month) ridiculous! 2. HEY, HAVEN'T YOU HEARD THE WIRELESS MANAGER THAT YOU SUPPLY DOES NOT WORK PERIOD!!!!IT IS A RUNAWAY MEMORY PROCESS - EVEN WITH LATEST INTEL DRIVERS. ALSO BY THE WAY - THE WIRELESS DEVICE NEVER CONNECTS IN WIRELESS "N" MODE. This may be a Vista issue since the same intel controller works fine in both a dell and an HP in "N" mode, So whats up with "N" Support.    3. Diskkeeper is a lousy piece of software and all it is is a gimmick to buy something else you don't need. I keep on removing it and update keeps on putting it back. There is no need for this and much more of the Lenovo startup. 4. PASSWORD MANAGER DOES NOT WORK MOST OF THE TIME - IT has no clue about what websites it should post to - because of xhtml or other dynam... Read more

Answer:R61 7742-CTO Vista SP1 Fails/Must Restore + (Lenovo Wireless Manager, Password Manager, Disk Keeper)

WHY WON'T SOMEONE ANSWER FROM LENOVO! LENOVO IS A REAL PIECE OF WORK WHEN IT COMES TO SOFTWARE. THEY DO NOT SUPPORT THIER USERS OR THEIR PRODUCT. AS A COMPUTER SCIENTIST I UNDERSTAND RELEASE AND BUG ISSUES. BUT THE CULTURE OF LENOVO HAS TOO STOP! THEY NEED TO RELEASE THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE KNOWN - EVEN MICROSOFT DOES THIS. 1. A LIST OF KNOWN PROBLEMS BY SOFTWARE TITLE.2. A LIST OF SOFTWARE THAT IS INSTALLED BY LENOVO. (LENOVO SOFTWARE).3. A SURE FIRE WAY TO REMOVE AND/OR DISABLE ALL OF THIS SOFTWARE. (SETUP MANAGER).- THIS INCLUDES THE BUGGY CONNECTION MANAGER (MEMORY LEAKS).- THE UPSELLING DISKKEEPER PROGRAM.- THE PASSWORD MANAGER THAT AT BEST TAKES 10 seconds LONGER THAN TYPING IN THE PASSWORD WHEN IT WORKS WHICH IS ABOUT 50% of the TIME.- THE 20 or so other programs that are not required (run process explorer and you will see what I mean). 

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Hello, I'm at a loss and afraid I've lost all my files.   Every time I restarted my computer I kept getting the Windows Boot Manager error message: Status: 0xc000000f Info: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data. However, after googling and trying numerous methods to repair this, I now keep getting prompted with the Windows Recovery Manager.  I assumed that choosing the default factory restore option would prompt me with a back up option, but it didn't and proceeded to reformat.  I quickly shut my computer down. I don't know what to do next because now all I get is the Windows Recovery Manager option. Any help would be much appreciated!

Answer:Windows Boot Manager Error / Windows Recovery Manager Issue

If this string of events actually did start to reformat the drive, it might still be recoverable.  I would boot the computer to an independent OS IE: Linux Live on a CD or DVD and then look at the drive.  Then use that to copy your data to another drive.  Once the data is saved, then do whatever you want with this corrupted drive.  Do not try to continue with any other operations until the data is saved elsewhere.Since this PC came with Vista, once the data is saved, you could try the HP REcovery Manager to restore the original OS. Or just start over this a new install of windows 7

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My current windows 10 installation is too bogged down to play games properly. I've tried all the traditional solutions to speed up my PC but none of them made any noticeable difference, so I'd like to try a fresh OS. I'd prefer to avoid doing a "Reset My PC" option and having to re-install all my apps. So I'm trying to install a second windows 10 onto a new partition that will just be used for playing a couple games.

The media creation tool USB option doesn't work on my pc. The USB gets ignored when I boot normally. If I try to boot it directly from the boot menu, I get a "selected device failed to boot" error (with both windows 10 and windows 8 media creation tools). I used a brand new USB drive and tried it immediately after installing the tool onto it. I also tried re-installing the tool a second time.

I tried running the setup.exe at the root of the USB drive, which started properly. However, all the guides I've looked at say that I should get a "custom install" option when running this tool. This is where I would have the option of selecting the partition I want to install windows to. I don't get that option. It just asks me for the basic language/architecture fields, then gives me the "keep everything/keep files/remove everything" options. There are no options after that. If i I click install, the installation begins.

I tried using the windows 8 setup.exe on the USB, but it asks me for a product key. My computer came with wi... Read more

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Hi,

I have done a full installation from an original disk while keeping one partition of old data. I have tried both a 2005 and a 2004 editions (from an earlier computer I had). Both went OK but when the computer reboot after the first phase of the configuration, they both failed to boot after the POST phase. I have tried to install Ubuntu 8.04 and it booted successfully and also showed me the option of starting the windows installation, which again failed to boot. I have DELL laptop Inspiron 6400 and using its diagnostic tools, it showed that all components are OK.

I am interested to know if it is possible that the problem is due to:
1) bad cd drive, as it is making some noises.
2) bad memory as I had installed by mistake wrong memory and fixed this once I understoof it is causing some problems.
3) bad harddisk although I had no indication so far there is some problem with it.

I wanted to ask then why linux installed with no problem and to finish this query, I have noticed it is possible to install from a USB stick (to bypass problem 1), but I dont have windows (osx and ubuntu 8.04 only), is there a way to create a bootable windows installation USB stick using a mac or linux?

Thanks and best regards,
Tomer

Answer:fresh installation of windows fails to boot but linux boot with no problem

Your confusing to say the least.
The correct way to dual boot Window/Linux is to Install Windows 1st(Always) using all the drive. Then install Linux. All Linux versions will install a Boot manager so as you can then select whichever OS you desire. There are other ways but for someone like you that is the easiest.
Linux will install to a drive that Windows won't, Windows is very particular as to the disk surface, any little fault and it will refuse to install.
May I suggest you look at Puppy Linux 4.1. very, very fast and great for Wireless.

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My current windows 10 installation is too bogged down to play games properly. I've tried all the traditional solutions to speed up my PC but none of them made any noticeable difference, so I'd like to try a fresh OS. I'd prefer to avoid doing a "Reset My PC" option and having to re-install all my apps. So I'm trying to install a second windows 10 onto a new partition that will just be used for playing a couple games.

The media creation tool USB option doesn't work on my pc. The USB gets ignored when I boot normally. If I try to boot it directly from the boot menu, I get a "selected device failed to boot" error (with both windows 10 and windows 8 media creation tools). I used a brand new USB drive and tried it immediately after installing the tool onto it. I also tried re-installing the tool a second time.

I tried running the setup.exe at the root of the USB drive, which started properly. However, all the guides I've looked at say that I should get a "custom install" option when running this tool. This is where I would have the option of selecting the partition I want to install windows to. I don't get that option. It just asks me for the basic language/architecture fields, then gives me the "keep everything/keep files/remove everything" options. There are no options after that. If i I click install, the installation begins.

I tried using the windows 8 setup.exe on the USB, but it asks me for a product key. My computer came with wi... Read more

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Hi,

I have a desktop Windows 10 x64 machine that's been working fine for months/years. It was automatically updated from Win7 last year.

This morning I replaced the 2x4GB DDR3 memory with 2x8GB DDR3. This seemed to work though for some reason it works at 800MHz instead of the 1600MHz that the memory supports. The BIOS shows mem freq 1600 as expected. But this is the smaller issue. The PC worked booted fine.

When everything seemed to working as expected, I was still bothered by the slow startup and login times. Now with 16GB I had expected these times to improve.
I installed Windows SDK performance recording tool and set it to record the boot sequence and restarted the PC.

Windows failed to boot twice (UNEXPECTED KERNEL MODE TRAP) and went into the auto diagnostic repair mode. Restore just spins until I lose patience. I did manage to boot in safe mode and disable the recording. It did not help.

Running sfc/scannow "did not find any integrity violations".

I also managed to uninstall the Windows SDK/Perf Rec (by restarting the MSI service) - to no avail.

I ran the Windows memory test, but when it's done it reboots, the reboot fails, and I never did see the results.

I replaced the new RAM with the original ones, but this did not make any difference (BIOS setting are as they were originally).

I'm totally stumped!!

Please advise,

Thanks!!

Answer:Windows 10 Fails Regular Boot, Safe Mode boot OK

Hello adish and welcome to TenForums

The recent crashes are all suggesting the ESET driver eamonm.sys might be a factor.


Code:
BugCheck 1000007F, {8, ffff84001fc88b30, ffff840020108000, fffff8019ea3b196}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for eamonm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for eamonm.sys

Try uninstalling the ESET remote admin software and see if this helps.

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I'm running a new Dell notebook with Vista SP1 and until a week or so ago the remote desktop function worked just fine. Now it fails with the message "Could not load the Terminal Services ActiveX control. Make sure mstscax.dll is in the path". There is a post on the MS technet forum but no one has found a solution. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi, Every time I reboot the login screen is in 800x600 resolution and after logging in it stays this way until I change it manually back to 1680x1050, windows also tells me that "Desktop Window Manager has stopped working".  Going into hibernate and coming back does not have this issue, it only happens from fresh boots.  This issue started happening last night after I had to do a hard boot (held down the power button for 4 seconds). Machine specs: T500ATI-Intel Switchable graphicsWindows Vista Home Basic





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Answer:T500 reverting to 800x600 on boot-up, Desktop Window Manager stopped working

The issue seems to have fixed itself!  I no longer revert to 800x600 in conjunction with that error message.  How it happened?  Well... I guess I don't really care now.





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I tried copying the desktop shortcuts that are on my XP Pro PC to my new Windows 7 PC. I found them on XP & made a copy on my external hard drive & powered off. Then I connected the external hard drive to the new Windows 7 system. I copied the external hard drive folder that has the desktop shortcuts on it into the apporpriate user (me) desktop folder of the C drive. The shortcuts can't seem to open for when I click on one to open it, there is no URL address shown on the Internet Explorer address area. Yet that information is there when I look at each shortcut's properties.

What am I doing wrong?:
 

Answer:Copy of XP desktop icons to Windows 7 fails

Are they "internet shortcuts" or "application shortcuts"?

If the latter, copying them to a different PC won't work because the actual application that the shortcut refers to is not installed on that PC.
 

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Spy++ highlight fails in Windows 8 - IE10 for desktop. "shell docobject view" alone is not highlighted. can anybody tell me why this happens for win8-ie10 desktop alone?
i'm using Microsoft spy++(Version 10.00.30319) standalone application.
Steps to Reproduce:
STEP 1: open IE10 in Windows 8
STEP 2: open SPY++ tool
STEP 3: Select Microsoft Internet Explorer -IEFrame
STEP 4: Right Click on Microsoft Internet Explorer -IEFrame and select Highlight
There will be few portions(Look at the edges of IEFrame) which is not highlighted. why is this happening for Windows 8 ie10 alone. let me know if anybody came across similar kind of issue and reason for it.

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Hi all

I am having a persistent problem with Windows 10 that I need help with

Just about every computer start takes two attempts to complete, the first start fails to load any desktop icons and just sits there with a spinning progress icon and nothing can be started. I have to do a Control/Alt/delete and select restart, which it does and then that time it all starts ok with no other issues all day long.

Anyone know how to fix this.

Thanks for any help

Paul

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Hi all

I am having a persistent problem with Windows 10 that I need help with

Just about every computer start takes two attempts to complete, the first start fails to load any desktop icons and just sits there with a spinning progress icon and nothing can be started. I have to do a Control/Alt/delete and select restart, which it does and then that time it all starts ok with no other issues all day long.

Anyone know how to fix this.

Thanks for any help

Paul

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Windows Update consistently fails to install KB2839229 on a Windows 7 SP1 desktop. This update first appeared on 12 June 2013 and has always failed to install since.

The error code given for the failure is 800703ee. This error code is not one listed in the subsequent help/support for that error. Does anyone have any information what this error is?

The automated windows update troubleshooter claims there are errors to fix and fixes these but this does not fix the above Windows Update failure.

Also tried the troubleshooter manual options:
Installing the update manually, fails with the same error.
There are no MS license to accept for this update.
There is sufficient disk space for the update: 340GB free.
The download/installation was not cancelled nor connection interrupted.
No driver updates were installed concurrently with the windows update.

Other Windows Updates are successful, only this one fails.
NB Windows Update does not run in Safe Mode with Networking.

sfc /scannow run as an administrtor found no errors.

Registry, Anti-virus and Malware scans also found no anomalies.

Any other suggestions to try?
 

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Not cause by virus .. this just started today. I tried a restore point of yesterday .. nothing. I have tried several suggestions from the web but nothing seems to do it? I know it would be better if i could name them but can't remember the exact commands .. will look for the page again. One dealt with sfc /newscan (or such).

Really need to get this working again .. any ideas or pointers?

Answer:Windows 10 start button fails, search fails restart fails

Yes, left click on start button and right click on task bar icons does nothing?
Tried flhthemi's suggestion "Open powershell with admin privileges Copy and paste this line at the PS prompt:
Get‐AppXPackage ‐AllUsers | Foreach {Add‐AppxPackage ‐DisableDevelopmentMode ‐Register

"$﴾$_.InstallLocation﴿\AppXManifest.xml"}

Worked once but problem came back and wouldn't work the second time?

Tried the .bat file from AveYo's suggestion, lost my wifi connection and couldn't restart it, had to revert to a previous restore point.

Anyone know a fix for this?

Thanks

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Hello!

I installed a Radeon HD6500 2GB into my computer and installed the drivers. The next time it was turned on, I was met with a black screen that says something along the lines of:
"Please Select Boot Drive, Reboot"
So I entered the BIOS as instructed however, my BIOS isn't a standard mobo configuration. It's an ASUS built one, rather recent. I selected BOOT-ORDER as usual, and looked at the set up. Windows OS Detection
HDD
USB
CD.
I've never seen a BIOS offer a defined search for a Windows OS before. When you click on this option? The OS boots and this is how I'm talking here, now. So could anybody shed some light on this situation and how one may remove it? I am open to ideas, but I don't want to release the GFX card from it until I know I won't cause further harm (If someone is able to tell me, otherwise I'll have to)

Yours,
r0ss.

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I am running Windows Vista Home Premium and every time I try to start my computer it will ask for my log on info and attempt to open. The desktop screen does appear but like within a minute I get a blue screen saying Windows is shutting down due to an error (see attachment) I can get on in safe mode but very limited access and none of my diagnostic tools work... I can sure use the help as I am no PC Guru

Answer:Windows Fails to Open on My Dell Inspiron 531 Desktop

You are experiencing what is know as the blue screen of death. Someone will comby and try to help if you furnish us this information
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I have tried connecting to my router with both wireless and lan cable but they both fail. What is strange is that my vista laptop (currently using) has no problems connecting either wirelessly or using the same lan cable as my desktop failed with.

My windows 7 desktop was working fine earlier today but after I went out it installed the updates and since then no amount of rebooting or restarting of the router has fixed the problem. Any ideas?

Answer:Following Windows 7 update, desktop fails to connect to internet

First thing to try is a System Restore to before the updates were applied, see if that fixes it.

Also look in Device Manager and see if anything is flagged with a yellow mark.

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Hi All,

I have the above computer (or should I say my wife) & it has been nothing but a right pain since the first day we got it.
I have had it about 2 years & must have had to reformat the HD at least 6-8 times using the Product Recovery Disc as laptop wouldn't boot.
The laptop runs Vista.

Anyway problem I have now is that once again laptop fails to boot but for some reason Product Recovery disc also fails to work.....
What can I do...

I have read on various forums that it might work if I reformat the HD first using some s/w on a bootable CD but how/ what S/W do I use.....?
The laptop has a 160Gb SATA HD installed. How can I check this is all working.
I have no idea if current problem is S/W or hardware related..

Does Toshiba have a utility I can use...?

Many thanks for any help....

John

Answer:Satellite U300-13U fails to boot and Recovery disc fails to work too

Hi

What happened exactly?
Do you get some error messages using recover disk?

Please check if the HDD is OK! You can check this in BIOS.
If the HDD is listed in BIOS then the BIOS found the HDD and the HDD is not dead.

Usually you could boot the notebook using an Live disk? for example Bart PE
It?s a bootable live windows CD/DVD

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

This can helps to format the HDD and then to use the recovery disk!

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I read that ahcix64s is an AMD driver. Download from AMD gives me 153MB of files.  I don't know how to isolate and transfer the needed file to the PC that will not run Windows 7.  
 
Any help/guidance would be greatly appreciated.
 
My PC is an HP a6750f, with integrated Radeon HD 3200 graphics; Windows 7 (upgraded from Vista)

Answer:WIN 7 boot fails. Driver ahcix64s corrupt. Restore fails --registry.

Hi,
 
I had the exact same problem today with my HP after installing the latest Microsoft Updates. Luckily I found an other version of the ahcix64s file on my hard-drive.
 
 
If you can somehow boot into command prompt or use the Windows Recovery Console - rename the current ahcix64s.sys file to something else and copy the other ahcix64s.sys in it's place.
 
Computer boots perfectly now.

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About a week ago update keep saying an update failed due to lack of drive space so I fixed the issue. After that the update went through but keep failing and the pc would boot and remove the update. The pc was working normally otherwise. I have been extremely busy with work so ignored the issue hoping to resolve it this weekend however yesterday I came home to the pc endlessly rebooting. Just before the reboot the windows logo appears and then a message pops up saying restoring your previous version of windows. I have read many threads about the issues people are having but didn't find any that offered up a fix for mine. Spoke with MS Support and the best they could do with tell me to reinstall the OS.

Win10 64bit
I5 CPU
Gigabyte mobo

System Restore fails
Startup repair fails
Go back to previous build fails
No option to get into safe mode that I can find

I can boot from Ubuntu CD and pc is working properly.

Can anyone offer any ideas? Thank you in advance.

Answer:Boot loop after update no safe mode option-repair fails- restore fails

Please boot your computer with Windows Setup Media and from Windows Recovery Environment start the Command Prompt.
Please execute below command and reboot your computer to see issue resolves.

Code:
DISM /Image:C:\ /Cleanup-Image /RevertPendingActions

Please replace partition letter C: with Windows installed partition letter. When computer boots into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) environment the drive letter assign to Windows partition may not be C: drive letter because Windows 7, 8 , 8.1 and 10 creates a separate system partition when it's installed from scratch. The system partition contains boot files WinRE assigns the system partition the C: drive letter and the Windows installed partition will be assign any other drive letter usually D: drive letter is assign to Windows installed partition. The Bcdedit /enum | find "osdevice" command can be use to find out the drive letter of the Windows installed partition the output of the Bcdedit command is similar to this osdevice partition=D:. The drive letter after partition= is the drive letter of the Windows partition.

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Hi, I recently discovered this awesome forum, I'm wondering if someone can help me with this issue. I'm really desperate ...

My tablet's model is Linx 1010 (Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33Ghz, 2GB RAM) with Microsoft Windows 10 32 bits pre-installed on it. I have been using it for more than two years. But suddenly, last week I tried to boot the tablet as usual, and I faced with this error on it:

Windows Boot Manager boot failed.

Upon pressing OK a new message appears:

Upon pressing OK another message appears:

And finally, upon pressing OK, my tablet's UEFI shows up:

Ok, this is all what I have tried:

1) I have made a USB stick with Rufus softwre (selecting FAT 32 file system, GPT partition for UEFI boot) and Windows 10 PRO 32 bits on it.
No success. USB is recognized, in fact the system tries to boot from it, but it fails:

USB is recognized on Boot Manager UEFI option menu:

2) Manually boot from Boot Manager UEFI Option Menu
No success. Same error message described on 1)

3) I installed another 32-bit image (in case the one of Win10 was corrupted) in ANOTHER USB stick
For instance, I installed this image on the new USB How to Reset Linx 7 / 8 / 10 Tablet Password with A Bootable USB Drive | Password Recovery
No success. Exactly the same messages from 1)

4) Pushed Power button and Vol+ simultaneosly, for 10-15 seconds
UEFI shows up (without the errors on 1), but anything changed. No success. Same error messages when I try to boot any OS from Boot Manager opti... Read more

Answer:Can't boot my Tablet. Windows Boot Manager boot failed.

gramenauer,

Welcome to Ten Forums!

Assuming the Linx tablet does not support 32-bit legacy BIOS mode, and that the Windows version you are trying to install matches the tablet's architecture (64-bit or 32-bit).

As far as I know, to repair the EFI Bootloader in Windows 10 normally you need to get the tablet to boot from the USB recovery media and get to the Advanced Options screen to open the command prompt.

However, have seen where Easy Recovery Essentials, (by Neosmart) has helped in some cases:
Fix UEFI Boot: Fix for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

If no luck with ERE, is there any possibility of contacting Linx for some guidance?
Sometimes these support crews have to be called (if phone number is available) in order to get any kind of help.

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My dad just bought a new laptop and gave me back my ancient VAIO T150 that I gave him 2 years ago. I was going to format it, and keep as backup laptop, unfortunately BIOS has a password which I know my dad did not put in. Chances are I set up the password years ago, I went through every possible combination that I could have used still without luck.

I gave up on that route, and simply ran windows install from within windows, the problem is that windows installer does not let you format the drive when you start windows install from within windows, saying that temp files are stored on the hdd. Windows recovery console is also of no help, as it does not let you execute setup.exe

I could pull the drive, format it, install DOS on it, put it back in, and then get the installer going, but as it is a subnotebook, disassembling it is a pain.

Does anyone have any idea how to run windows setup installer when you are locked out of bios boot order options, but have full access to the actual machine? Lol, no the laptop is not stolen.
 

Answer:Changing windows XP boot manager to boot from CD. [cannot boot from CD directly]

You've got a couple of options.

First, you can try to force boot to the CD. Lots of computers allow you to press a key to modify the boot sequence for that boot. Try hitting keys like F8-F12 and see if any of them bring up a boot menu. If that doesn't work, try to cancel any GUI boot screen to see if you can find what key you need to press.

Your second option is to clear the BIOS password. You might be able to get away with flashing the bios to a new/old version, but there are utilities out there that will help you clear the BIOS password. I've never actually had the need to use them, so I can't comment on how good they work, but they shouldn't be too hard to find.
 

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Issue:
Significantly reduced speed
Desktop Icons no longer show
Windows Update will not load (ATTACHED)

Paste of main.txt is below.
Much thanks !

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Tom on 2008-02-28 09:17:13
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
107: 2008-02-28 14:17:22 UTC - RP1630 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
106: 2008-02-28 14:14:50 UTC - RP1629 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
105: 2008-02-28 08:00:23 UTC - RP1628 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
104: 2008-02-27 08:00:27 UTC - RP1627 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
103: 2008-02-27 07:17:17 UTC - RP1626 - Software Distribution Service 3.0


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-12-10 08:00:30 UTC - RP1524 - Software Distribution Service 3.0


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis (run as Tom.exe) -------------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:20:53 AM, on 2/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
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Answer:Windows Update Fails / No Desktop Icons / Lost Speed

bump please

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Hi Guys,

I have have this horror issue with my PC. I have even changed the hardware configuration and the problem still persists. My PC fails to display the desktop correctly after using highly RAM intensive applications, especially Chrome, but even after getting the chance to close it, or waiting for it to crash by itself, the PC is still not able to display correctly the GUI, even on other browser/applications as shown in the screenshots.



1st Hardware Config:
Intel Core2Quad Q9450
4x2GB DDR2
MSI P43 motherboard
Ati Radeon x550 video card

Software used, that seemed important for me to mention:
NOD32 v4.2
Comodo Firewall 5.12
Chrome
Screenshot Captor
SpeedFan


Other mentions:
Aero is disabled, because I've considered that it's one of the causes.


So, I've considered that it's a RAM issue or a videocard issue, and I've upgraded to:
Intel Core i7 3770k
4x8GB DDR3
Asus P8Z77V-LX motherboard
Intel GPU integrated in the 3770k CPU


The problem just happened 2 times on this rig also, and the RAM was not even coming close to it's maximum capacity of 31.7GB. It was at ~20GB's.
Also, this is another videocard(Intel's integrated GPU), so we can exclude the videocard from the suspects.



My suspects:

1) some desktop manager bugs, or other similar issue
2) video memory allocation - I'm still suspecting that it can be caused by the amount of RAM dedicated to the videocard, currently, I think that it is at 256MB.
3) some poorly designed components of Chrome/Scre... Read more

Answer:Windows 7, desktop GUI fails to display correctly, after high load

Not a single ideea in 4 months?

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Good evening, it has been a while. I got a custom built computer about a year ago so that I can play FSX and P3D reasonably well. Everything seemed to go ok, not great, just ok. This are my specs:
Intel i7 [email protected] - Nvidia EVGA GTX 970 4gb - Asus Z97 Maximus Hero VII - WD black series 1TB HD - Corsair RM series RM850 - Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 500gb SSD.
About a month ago I started to notice that my wifi connection would be lost, then come back on its own. It got worse about two weeks ago, so I tried running the troubleshooter, it failed saying an error prevented it from running. Odd I thought.
I tried running windows updater, it downloaded a number of files to update, but continuosly failed to install 3 of them, apparently related to Microsoft Net Framework.
This morning I decided to uninstall P3D, and install a clean updated version, and the setup failed, never happened before. In the forums it adviced to make sure Direct X9 is installed, tried doing that and it failed as well.
This is very stressful, and affects my immune system, which is not good for me. Can someone here please be kind enough to take some time to help me solev this mess, thanks very much.
This are some logs from what happened today.
 

Answer:Windows update fails, Direct X fails, troubleshooter fails

im sorry to hear that you are having health issues sir. may i ask what OS yo are running
 

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Hello.

I have been assigned to fix this computer at my work. It is a new computer we are making that will contain 4 OSs; Red Hat 5 Enterprise Linux, Windows Vista Business, Windows XP and Windows 2000. The OS to boot up is selected by using Grub. The hard drive is partitioned into 6 partitions. Xp is located on the 0 partition, Vista on 1, Win2000 on 2, Red hat on 4. IT installed all the software but now there is a problem so they threw it at me, the new intern...

Red Hat, Vista and Xp all worked fine and boot up correctly. But once Windows 2000 was installed XP no longer works. Now all the OSs installed work except for Windows Xp. Through my two day online research I discovered that you should install Window OS in order of oldest to newest (2000 then XP then Vista). It seems IT did not know about this which is why we now have this problem.

Grub reports an invalid device when it tries to boot up Widows XP (the grub commands are correct). We figure the boot sector or the MBR was overwritten by Window2000's. So I need to fix this. But the biggest problem is the Windows XP CD fails to boot from the BIOS. This CD has been used on other systems and successfully boots from BIOS and opens the recovery console. Also other boot CDs work on this system, only the Windows XP boot CD fails. On this system the BIOS sees the CD and starts it. I get the message ?Checking hardware integrity? or something similar. After a few seconds this message disappears and the computer just sits... Read more

Answer:[resolved]XP CD fails to boot/XP fails on Muti-OS System

Hi mate, i feel for you when you are trying to 'impress' the new boss. By the way, welcome to TSF! I think what you will find is that the installation order was incorrect. Basically (as you probably already know) you need to install the older os before the new os. I think by installing 2000 on the machine you have conflicting boot files. Is there a way you can connect this drive to another machine, backup the critical stuff, reinstall in the right order?

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My PC has windows XP PRO installed and now fails to boot. It hangs on the Windows boot screen.If I switch off and restart and select any of the 3 SAFE modes it always stops when trying to access the file Mup.sys located in system32\drivers. I will assume that this file is corrupt or the device it is looking for is faulty. Selecting last known config resulted in the same outcome.How can i get round this problem

Answer:Windows XP fails to boot

Similar problem reported here: click here

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I've only been regularly viewing posts in this forum for a few months but in the short span of time I've read an astounding number of posts where people using Windows 7 & 8 are caught with their pants down due to a failure to boot and the lack of a Windows Repair Disk. If you ever find yourself unable to boot Windows, be that from software, hardware, or malware problems, you are definitely going to need an alternative media that boots to WinPE, a mini version of Windows that can be fully loaded from an optical drive (CD/DVD) or flash drive (USB). Without that, your ability to diagnose and fix boot problems (and to salvage user files) drops to practically nil. As such, Windows users who find themselves facing such a dilemma, are likely looking at doing a full system restore and losing everything on their hard drives. Therefore, I would strongly recommend that everyone using Windows 7 and 8 create a repair disk. I realize that most people who come looking for help here are already in trouble and no longer in a position to help themselves by creating a repair disk. And as for the regular viewers/posters, I'm just preaching to the choir. Nevertheless, I offer this humble advice in the hopes that it persuades at least a few people to finally go ahead and do it, thereby protecting them in the future.

In the past, when you purchased a computer, the OS was not preinstalled but rather provided on a set of installation disk, disks that could serve the same purposes... Read more

Answer:How to fix Windows when it fails to boot

You hit the nail on the head for me rustysavage. I just burned one earlier today, actually. It's for Paragon Backup and Restore, so that I can move a good image over to new main drive if I need to do so.

Definitely any tool that enables one to manage files on a misbehaving drive is an absolute necessity these days. Thanks for the post...
 

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Hi everyone,

I was using my main pc, an Acer aspire m1100, with windows XP sp2.
I tried installing windows 7 on a second partition -big mistake.

Hers' a link to the specs:
Acer Support: Aspire M1100 Specifications

After successfully installing windows 7 on a second partition, my pc would hang on a screen that said: verifying DMI pool data. So I removed the hhd and placed it into an older pc. This pc had no problem booting the xp partition. I reformatted the the w7 partition and even deleted it, but when I placed the hdd back into my main pc the same hanging occured. So I put it back into the old one, and used the Windows 7 installation cd in conjunction with cmnd prompt to uninstall w7. I placed it back into my main pc and this seemed to work. I was able to get passed the dmi data pool screen. But now it crashes consistently while XP is booting.

I am able to get into safe mode, and after checking the event log I found 5 errors will consistently occur when booting:

1)The DHCP Client service depends on the netbios over tcpip service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.

2)The DNS Clinet serive depends on the TCP/IP prtotocol Driver Service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.

3)The TCP/IP NetBios helper service depends on the AFD service whic failed to start beacause of the start because of the following error: A device... Read more

Answer:Windows Xp Fails to Boot

In Safe Mode You can try doing a System Restore to a time before this happened. If that doesn't work then go to Start/Run and type SFC /scannow and press enter. Put the XP CD in and it will replace any missing files from the CD.
If that fails consider doing a Repair Install

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hi
I am having trouble with normal booting my laptop. It is currently loaded with windows 8 64 bit. It started when i unplugged the power code .

During booting , it displays "starting Automatic Repair" and after a few seconds it goes blank. I have tried leaving it in this state for 4 hours but no change.
I have made a recover disk from a machine of the same specs and OS  ,it only shows the windows 8 logo and back to the blank screen. Its own one key recovery capability offers me the starting option then back to the blank screen.
please help.
Thanks.

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Hi everyone,

I was using my main pc, an Acer aspire m1100, with windows XP sp2.
I tried installing windows 7 on a second partition -big mistake.

Hers' a link to the specs:
http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/0000/Acer/AspireM1100/AspireM1100sp2.shtml

After successfully installing windows 7 on a second partition, my pc would hang on a screen that said: verifying DMI pool data. So I removed the hhd and placed it into an older pc. This pc had no problem booting the xp partition. I reformatted the the w7 partition and even deleted it, but when I placed the hdd back into my main pc the same hanging occured. So I put it back into the old one, and used the Windows 7 installation cd in conjunction with cmnd prompt to uninstall w7. I placed it back into my main pc and this seemed to work. I was able to get passed the dmi data pool screen. But now it crashes consistently while XP is booting.

I am able to get into safe mode, and after checking the event log I found 5 errors will consistently occur when booting:

1)The DHCP Client service depends on the netbios over tcpip service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.

2)The DNS Clinet serive depends on the TCP/IP prtotocol Driver Service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.

3)The TCP/IP NetBios helper service depends on the AFD service whic failed to start beacause of the start because ... Read more

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Windows XP will not load, I get a message ?Windows root, system 32\hal.dll corrupt or missing?.When I try Safe Mode, only the first screen ?Windows Advanced Options Mode? is available. If I highlight ?Safe Mode? I get the corruption message again.I would appreciate any help.Regards, MickLey

Answer:Windows XP fails to boot

have a look here scroll to the bottom of the page for helpclick here

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Hi, wondering if anyone out there has any idea on how to resolve my situation. I recently bought a second computer, the specifications:

3.2 Ghz intel celeron processor
SIS 661fx motherboard
512 MB samsung 333 DDR memory
80gb Samsung IDE HDD
GeForceTi 4200fx 128mb

I couldn't successfully install windows on the HDD as whilst XP was loading files it would continously seize between 30-40% of the way through. So to combat this I preloaded windows onto the HDD using my main PC and it worked fine, no problems, I didn't load any utility drivers onto it once I had installed windows. I just removed it and connected it to my other pc again and the windows loading screen appeared with the loading bar briefly for roughly 1-2 seconds then went blue very quickly and the pc restarted itself. I removed the drive place it in the other PC and it worked fine once again.

I then resorted to using an alternative HDD, formatted that through my main pc and installed it into the PC in question. Tried to load windows xp onto it and no joy...exactly the same problem as before with the other HDD.

The POST report is fine...consists of one beep. I've have tried everything I could think of in the BIOS and no joy. I'm really struggling to understand whats wrong with it

Thanks in advance for any help you can shed on the situation.

P.S. In case its important my other pc's specs that i was using to preload windows onto the HDD with are as follows:

AMD athlon semperon 2800+
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I have an intermittent problem with my Windows 7 programme installed on my laptop.
Very occasionally when I boot it will fail to launch stating that certain files cannot be found.
I didn't record exact message but it is a system 32 file error.

I am able to reboot as the start launch is there, although it resembles the old 98 start launch, and it starts up again without issue.

I know it is vague but has anyone else experienced this? It affects me say 1 out of every 25 boots.
 

Answer:Windows 7 fails to boot.

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Hi Y'all,

I recently acquired a used computer and put the hard drive from my old one into the new one and it would freeze and at the Windows boot logo and then BSOD. The previous owner suggested that I get a new hard drive as the motherboard is having issues reading an already formatted hard drive. I decided to recover the bootloader by following these steps:

bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force
Then ask it (nicely!) to try and rebuild your BCD data from scratch:


You will need to replace C:\ in the example below with the letter for your boot drive! It's most likely C:, but it could be something else!
attrib -h -s C:\boot\BCD

del C:\boot\BCD
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

Now it takes me to the Windows Boot Manager and says that winload.exe (0xc0000428) Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.
And when I type bcdedit using a cmd from a recovery disc. I get this:

Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 Fails to Boot

You cannot take a hd with Windows installed from one computer, put it in a different computer, and expect it to work. You need to reinstall the OS.

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Got a PC at work, win 98, ..get the message "while initialising device VKB windows failed to start". Read a previous post that looked just the job. Followed advice..replaced keyboard, no joy. Booted into safe mode....wouldn't. At prompt did the scanreg /fix. Stalled. Tried to c:win 98 , got "himem.sys is missing. Make sure that the file is in your windows directory". Used the Dell restore disc to try 4 of 5 options( last being reformat!!). All stalled. No error messages. Apparently this PC has been playing up for a week...slow, crashing. I've an idea that it hasn't been defragged for quite some time. But can't get into windows to do it.Heavily used. Be grateful for pointers

Answer:windows fails to boot

Long time!Try these to repair the system. Make sure you include all the spaces.First suggestion:-Try booting from a Windows 98 startup disk, when you get to the A:\prompt type: sys c: ,and you may be able to boot then.Second suggestion:- Start your computer by using a Windows 98 Startup floppy disk. At the command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command: c: cd\windows\command attrib c:\msdos.sys -s -h -r copy c:\msdos.sys c:\msdos.xxx a: sys c: attrib c:\msdos.sys -s -h -r del c:\msdos.sys copy c:\msdos.xxx c:\msdos.sys attrib c:\msdos.sys +s +h +r Remove the Windows Startup disk, and then restart the computer.

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Hello I'm new so please tell me if I am doing anything wrong.

I am sitting here with my girlfriends computer so I don't know that much about it.
It's a HP Pavillion a1000 with windows xp service pack 3.
Just before the problem appeared I changed her anti-virus from Norton antivirus to AVG free 9.0. The new AVG have been scanning and found a lot of stuff and removed it. The computer has worked for a few weeks after the change of antivirus.

The computer shows the windows xp loading screen and when it goes on from that a black screen appears with the mouse. It is not frozen and I can move around the mouse but nothing more happens.

I have tried to switch around the 2 block of ram and tried to run with 1 at a time and that didn't help.
I have also tried to reset bios with no result either.

When I try a safemode boot whether its with cmd or not I see a black screen with "safe mode" in every corner and "Microsoft (R) Windows XP (R) (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435: Service Pack 3)" in the top of the screen. During the boot it also says "press esc to cancel loading SPTD.sys" and I have tried pressing that with no result either.

There are some important pictures on the computer so a complete deletion of windows is not really the first solution. But if everything goes wrong do you think we can get the pictures out by putting the HDD to another computer and copy them?

Thanks for reading and maybe solving my issue.
 

Answer:Windows xp fails during boot

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Hi all, I've been having problems with my computer recently. It restarts itself when it reaches the "Window XP loading page(where there's a loading bar below the Windows XP Logo)
at times it goes into desktop where the "Loading your personal settings" dialogue box appears and the screen will go blank when the Hdd is still running.
is this a hardware malfunction or anything to do with virus attacks?
all help appreciated

Thanks

Answer:Windows XP Pro boot fails

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Originally Posted by kelvintwt


Hi all, I've been having problems with my computer recently. It restarts itself when it reaches the "Window XP loading page(where there's a loading bar below the Windows XP Logo)
at times it goes into desktop where the "Loading your personal settings" dialogue box appears and the screen will go blank when the Hdd is still running.
is this a hardware malfunction or anything to do with virus attacks?
all help appreciated

Thanks




It could be either, what are your computer specs! Particularly memory and power supply.

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Hi All

I think I'm about to destroy my computer!!! My computer is running Windows XP home edition, or was. When I go to boot it up, It gets to the blue windows page, attempts to load the desktop, then returns to the welcome page. It then goes to Login User, try to logon but just says loading settings, then immediately after goes to saving settings. Can anybody help?

Many thanks

Dean

Answer:Windows Fails To Boot Up

Hi,Have you got your windows cd?You could try boot from that.

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Hey, people, I'm having an issue and was hoping you could help me out

The issue is with my father's computer, and the problem lies with booting Windows 7 64 bit with more than 2gb of memory. When no more than 2gb are present, the computer boots perfectly fine and there are no issues whatsoever. We have tried with both 1x2gb block and 2x1gb blocks, no difference. The issues first arise when we install more than 2gb of memory. When Windows 7 is to boot, it reboots the entire computer, and a subsequent attempt to launch Windows results in a BSOD with the code 0x00000050 with the file PCIIDEX.sys.
Further, the issues also stretches to safe mode. Whenver safe mode is launched when more than 2gb of memory are present, it reboots when loading file CLASSPNP.sys. After the reboot, the same BSOD is shown.
The machine runs perfectly fine with 4gb of RAM on Windows XP 32 bit (But only detects 3.5gb, as the graphics card has 512mb memory).
Another note, when we were installing Windows 7, the installation program would not commence when more than 2gb of memory was present.

As for trying with different hardware to detect faults here, we have attempted with two different PSUs, 2 new 2gb blocks of RAM (either one on their own works, both at the same time causes the issue) and 2 older 1gb blocks of RAM. Further, two different graphics cards have been used, as well as a multitude of harddrives.

I have attached the DxDiag.txt file to this post to save space of typing all of it out.... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 fails to boot with more than 2gb of RAM

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Hi everyone,I was using my main pc, an Acer aspire m1100, with windows XP sp2.I tried installing windows 7 on a second partition -big mistake.Hers' a link to the specs:http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/0000/Acer/AspireM1100/AspireM1100sp2.shtmlAfter successfully installing windows 7 on a second partition, my pc would hang on a screen that said: verifying DMI pool data. So I removed the hhd and placed it into an older pc. This pc had no problem booting the xp partition. I reformatted the the w7 partition and even deleted it, but when I placed the hdd back into my main pc the same hanging occured. So I put it back into the old one, and used the Windows 7 installation cd in conjunction with cmnd prompt to uninstall w7. I placed it back into my main pc and this seemed to work. I was able to get passed the dmi data pool screen. But now it crashes consistently while XP is booting. I am able to get into safe mode, and after checking the event log I found 5 errors will consistently occur when booting:1)The DHCP Client service depends on the netbios over tcpip service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.2)The DNS Clinet serive depends on the TCP/IP prtotocol Driver Service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.3)The TCP/IP NetBios helper service depends on the AFD service whic failed to start beacause of the start because of the following... Read more

Answer:Windows Xp Fails to Boot

See this thread -> http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic59745.html

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My computer, running Windows XP (don't remember service pack, sorry!) was doing an automatic update during shutdown when the power was interrupted. When I tried starting the computer up afterwards Windows seemed unable to boot. The motherboard starts up fine, and I get the usual POST beep, but it doesn't go any further. No Windows logo, no error message, nothing.

I've tried booting in safe mode but after selecting the operating system it continues to do the same thing. Now my main concern is recovering the data from the hard drive so I can't re-install windows. Is there any way to recover this data and/or get the computer running again.

Also, the other computer I have runs Windows 7 so doesn't have the necessary boot files or anything on it, if that makes a difference.

Thanks for any help or advice you can offer.

Answer:Windows Fails To Boot

First Make an Ubuntu Live CD boot off of that and save your files to a USB HDD/Flash Drive.
Then Boot off of the Windows Disc Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Seatools, WD DataLifeGuard or Drive Fitness in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn also in my signature and boot off of the newly created CD and run the Quick and Advanced tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.

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Hey everybody. I've been trying to fix this problem on my own and decided to try posting here before calling the Alienware help people. The problem is as follows:
I have an Alienware M14x running Windows 7 Home Premium

I downloaded a malicious file, not knowing that it was and not thinking about it, and immediately it ran an .exe file and my computer screen went black. After a few seconds, the computer began to reboot and it brought me to the Startup Repair screen. After a long wait, startup repair threw in the towel and decided that it could not fix the problem, so I went into advanced options and tried a system restore to two days before. After restoring the system began to reboot, only to bring me back to the Startup Repair screen and have that fail yet again. This next time I tried using the Alienware Respawn utility and to restore the computer back to its factory state. That ran and after a long wait she booted back up again. This time I was able to create my first account again and rename my computer, all of the things I had to do when I first got it a few weeks back, and then log in. I logged in, and I was immediately greeted with the error message that Rundll32.exe failed to initialize properly, or something to that effect. I thought it strange, and started looking up what it was and why it wasn't starting on Google. It was here that I also noticed that I was unable to click the links google found me and go to them, instead I was being taken to ad sites and ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Fails to Boot

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So heres what started. Apparently this guy was browsing facebook and all of the sudden his sticky note program popped up and flooded his screen with notes and then the computer froze and he shut it down and now it will no longer boot into windows or load startup repair.

If you have it load windows normally it will go to the logo and then just freeze then after about 45 seconds it will reboot and splash the bios screen and show the same thing all over again.

Selecting startup repair will have it sit at a blank screen.

What are my options?

I've done a memory diagnostic but it found no errors. My friend before he dumped it off at my house tried running the Windows 7 disk but as soon as it got to the menu and he clicked on something it froze.

Any ideas?

Answer:Windows 7 fails to boot or do anything.

Pull the hard drive out, back up all the important data, and start new. (Not the first option I would try, but it will be suggested.)

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During boot sequence a screen comes up saying Windows failed to boot correctly last time and gives me five options to boot this time (safe mode, safe mode with network, safe mode with command prompt, last good configuration, start up normally).
No matter which option I choose the typical splash screen appears, locks up then the system reboots back to the five options again!

This is on my daughter's toshiba satellite notebook, she says she did not do anything new to cause any problems....
 

Answer:windows fails to boot

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Hi all,

I followed some instructions to remove the Windows 8 Dual Boot by just deleting the Windows 8 Partition and that there was no need to edit the boot menu as everything will be done automatically after restart.

Now, when I tried to reboot my computer, the computer hangs at the screen where you are suppose to select to boot up Windows 7 or Windows 8.

As I had deleted Windows 8 Already, it should not prompt me to select to boot Windows 8 but rather directly boot into Windows 7.

How should I proceed from here ? I am currently installing Fedora Dual Boot on my laptop so hopefully I am able to do some salvaging from there....

Thanks in advance !

Warmest Regards,
Zeke

Answer:Windows 7 Crashes at Boot Manager after Deleting Windows 8 Dual Boot

Take a windows 7 installation DVD/USB thumbdrive, boot from it, select "I want to repair my computer" and then do a "startup repair".

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Hello,
I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
Yesterday I accidentally 'killed' csrss.exe. Then, after a bluescreen, my computer restarted and I got the following message:

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

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the 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: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

So I tried that, but when I clicked "Repair your computer", I got another error message:

System Recovery Options

This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of Windows.

Then I opened a command promt by pressing Shift+F10 and typed 'chkdsk /r /f d:'(all the other ones were ok) and got

The type of this file system is NTFS.
Corrupt master file table. Windows will attempt to recover
master file table from disk.
Windows cannot recover master file table. CHKDSK aborted.
Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50.

Bootrec /FixMbr and Bootrec /FixBoot didn't do anything either.
After that I rebooted to a gParted live CD and got a Warning;

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Answer:Windows 7: Boot Manager Status 0xc000000f, boot selection failed.

Well; one thing; did you remember to backup anything that you know you is important? Because If not you may be out of luck as it sound like some good sized corruption happened. Which leads me to think that the only way to fix this may be a complete clean install of windows.

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Even after uninstalling bitdefender, the tool of windows boot manager has the bitdefender menu.
How to remove it ?

I am using easybcd boot manager.
 

Answer:How to remove Bitdefender boot menu from the tool of Windows boot manager

Could you provide an image?
 

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My daughter's laptop(acer aspire) has the above error message. we have no installation disc but do have the product key. I created an installation disc from my laptop but it have my product key. A tried to get it to use this cd as the install cd but it appears not to be working, What should I do?

Answer:windows 7 boot manager error 0xc000000e boot selection failed because

Just follow this tutorial. Make sure you first save the user data - e.g. with a live Linux CD. If you need help with that, post back.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I used to have a W7 system in IDE, MBR and since I had to reinstall everything from sratch, I decided to set my drives to AHCI, UEFI/GPT. After install, I checked the BIOS settings and saw that in my Boot Options I had the "Windows Boot Manager" set as #1, my SSD set as #2 and DVD drive as #3.
 
When I change the boot priority and set my SSD as #1, my computer won't boot and asks for a bootable device although the system is install on my SSD. I don't have a multiboot system, there's only W7 present so why do I have a "Windows Boot Manager" in my BIOS? I thought it was only for multi boot systems so I don't get why it's showing up here.
 
When I go to msconfig, startup, there's only one system displayed (W7).
 
Since I'm new to AHCI/GPT, I don't know what's normal and what's not. If it's not normal, how come I got this Windows Boot Manager in my BIOS? Maybe the old MBR wasn't erased even though I ran a secure Erase on my SSD?

Answer:Single OS and Windows boot manager showing up in BIOS Boot options?

Windows Boot Manager is standard on a UEFI/GPT disk. 
 
See this post for an explanation.
 
A more detailed explanation is here under the UEFI boot manager

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this is what I did, since I have no CD-ROM, to install Win7 I created a partion X: NTFS and set it as the ACTIVE ONE, the put there the Windows 7 installation files, and opened prompt command to type bootsect.exe /n60 X: , next I restarted my computer, and automatically it booted into the Windows 7 setup, I installed Windows 7 on the partition C: and formatted the partition C:, everything installed and after the installation finished, a multiple choice menu appears that reads:
Windows 7
Windows Setup

I believe my error was not to set partition C: back as the active one, during the installation process where it asks you in which partition to install, I just formatted C: but forgot to set it as the ACTIVE ONE

I have 6 partition in total, but there is no need to put them all, just the ones , that are involved, this is how my partitions look:
Cboot,page file,crash dump, primary partition)
XSystem,Active,Primary partition <<<this one became hidden



Code:

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume6
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
integrityservices Enable
default {current}
resumeobject {d83e2461-3627-11e2-b0f9-efb109b9309a}
displayorder {current}
{7619dcc9-fafe-11d9-b411-000476eba25f}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windo... Read more

Answer:Windows boot files or boot manager installed in wrong partitiion

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.

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I?ve got a strange one on my hands here. I can not boot into windows 7 without having my windows 7 install disk in the drive at boot up and wait past the hit any botton to boot off of cd. If I try to boot without the disk in the drive I get the boot manager is missing error.
Also I can get windows 7 to recognize one of my SATA drives.
I have a pair of drives in raid 0
A 160 gig drive windows can see
A 250 gig drive that windows can?t see
My mobo is a Abit   ix38 quadgt
 
Thanks,

Answer:Boot manager is missing, will not boot without the windows 7 install disk in the drive

sprogis, If Windows isn't able to repair the problem on its own, you might try EasyBCD .-Alex

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Hi, I really need some help here.

My system has two drives:
1) SSD (C: drive) where my win7 OS boots from (call this normal_win7)
2) HDD (D: drive) where I keep my data

I created a D:\virtual_win7.vhd file and installed win7 on it (for testing purposes) following these instructions:

Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot

When I boot, I get no boot menu asking me to choose either between normal_win7 or virtual_win7 install. By default, it boots into virtual_win7. To boot into normal_win7, I need to press F11 at reboot to enter into Boot Menu and select it. I thought I would be presented with a boot menu at reboot each time? Those instructions I followed in the link told me the boot manager would be present. So I got a feeling something went wrong somewhere.

These are some things I observed:

1. I installed EasyBCD within normal_win7 and it only has one entry listed in the bootloader:


HTML Code:
Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
2. Within System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Startup and Recovery, there is also only one entry.

3. In Disk Management (within normal_win7), the vhd does not appear.

Questions:

What do I need to do to get the boot menu manager going when I reboot my system to allow OS selection?

Why doesn't the vhd appear in Disk Management within normal_win7? Is it because it is being dynamically mounted each time it is booted into? I thought th... Read more

Answer:Boot issues with virtual hard disk. No windows boot manager

I guess everyone is using win8 these days, or my question is at the cutting edge of technology that no one knows the answer

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Hallo,

After creating a UEFI bootable USB thumb drive with Rufus (using Windows 8.1 Enterprise ISO x64), for a Dell Optiplex 3010 (configured as UEFI only, no CSM, latest firmware version, Windows 8 installed), I didn't see a USB boot option, so I tried to add one manually. Unfortunately I erased the existing boot option (boot manager) by mistake. Although there were two boot options for PXE booting, the machine will not start anymore, even when there is an active WDS server on the network.

I also see Led's 2 and 3 lighting up, meaning according to the manual 'hardware ok but bios possibly damaged/corrupt'.

I understand I cannot start the machine from a bios boot disk because of GPT partitioning, and the UEFI USB boot disk I made might be corrupt (as it didn't show up as a boot option), however I don't understand why it won't boot from the PXE network card, as these boot options are still there.

Any suggestions on how to solve this?

Thanks for any useful tips,
Bavo

Answer:Deleted Uefi boot option (Windows Boot Manager) by mistake

The Windows Boot Manager is held in the Bios and restores itself if you boot to a UEFI capable device. Could you please explain exactly what you did to "Add" the USB boot option?

I haven't used Rufus since it is so easy to just format the drive yourself, but it did format in Fat32?

I have the PXE boot options disabled in my bios since I do not have a network boot option.

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Hello,

I have been using windows xp for a long time. I have two actual HD, one partitioned into 4, and another without any partition, giving me a total of 5. I was using two instance of windows xp installed in drive C and another in drive E (both are actually located in just one HD, but the other HD somehow got in between the two)

I finally decided to change the windows xp in drive C into windows 7. After installation, my previous option of choosing between which windows xp to use no longer appears and it goes straight to my new windows 7. I tried these four command :

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"
bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=E:
bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr
bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

So now an option appears before loading any windows but whenever i try to go to windows xp, it cant. It seems like i need to do more bcdedit.

Please help. Thanks!

Regards,
Deggen

Answer:Dual boot with Windows 7, and XP no longer appears in Boot Manager

Another physical hard drive can not possibly get between 2 partitions on a totally seperate physical hard drive.

If you can get in to your machine, post us a shot of disk management.

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I need to put the Windows OS, that means Windows Boot Manager in BIOS at Boot option 2, but in this case it does not boot.
I need to put at boot position 1 PXE boot and if that fails boot from Boot option 2 (Windows). How could I do that?
My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3.

Thank you!

Answer:Windows Boot Manager in BIOS boots only at Boot position 1

I hope I haven't misunderstood your question.
All motherboards have a boot priority list.
It will check all sources according to that list until it reaches a source that has a functional operating system or atleast a trace of an operating system boot file.

PXE boot is a network boot, so it will search your network for a server that contains an operating system and will boot that.
Windows should be installed into your hard drive and should usually be your first priority boot device.

However, since you have asked how to change this, simply go to the motherboard BIOS.
The keys vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but a quick google search should help you. Common ones include F10, Del, Fn+F2.

Before the system has a chance to to boot, press the appropriate buttons repeatedly until you get access to the BIOS. Here you can navigate using your arrow keys on th keyboard to something a tab called something like along the lines of 'boot'.

Then navigate down and find boot order. The onscreen instruction will tell you which controls to use to change the order and move items up and down. Once you are satisfied, you may exit with saving changes and after reboot, the order you specified will be followed.

Cheers!

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Had my Toshiba Satellie Pro A300 for a few months, but now my machine won't boot up and gives me the following error each time on a black screen.
I am running Visa Business:

*"Windows 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 systems administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance*
*File: \Boot\BCD*
*Status: 0xc000000f*
*Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data"*

I haven't updated or installed anything just before this error occured, and I dont want to use the Toshiba recovery disk that was supplied with my laptop, as this warns it will format the hard drive which is not what I want to do. I cant even get into Safe Mode or anything to try and resolve this problem.

Unfortunately I had not got round to creating the recovery DVD's from my system itself, which think would enable me to access the recovery console.

The instructions suggest inserting the Windows Recovery Disk to try and 'repair' the error, but this was not supplied with my laptop so what should I do??
Is it possible to get one from Toshiba or download it??

Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is causing me a major headache, and I dont want to lose everything already stored... Read more

Answer:Satellie Pro A300 won't boot up - Windows Boot Manager Errror

>The instructions suggest inserting the Windows Recovery Disk to try and 'repair' the error, but this was not supplied with my laptop so what should I do?? Is it possible to get one from Toshiba or download it??

The notebook should be equipped with the HDD recovery option which would mean that you could recover the notebook without any disk.
Press F8 while powering the notebook. Then choose ?repair my computer?.
Then choose Toshiba recovery and start the installation?

Finally if the notebook will boot up properly create the Recovery DVD using the preinstalled Toshiba recovery disk creator.

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I need to put the Windows OS, that means Windows Boot Manager in BIOS at Boot option 2, but in this case it does not boot.
I need to put at boot position 1 PXE boot and if that fails boot from Boot option 2 (Windows). How could I do that?
My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3.

Thank you!

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I need to put the Windows OS, that means Windows Boot Manager in BIOS at Boot option 2, but in this case it does not boot.
I need to put at boot position 1 PXE boot and if that fails boot from Boot option 2 (Windows). How could I do that?
My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3.

Thank you!

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Laptop fails to boot Windows 7

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Dear all,

I have a problem with my laptop. I am currently using a Sager NP8690 with Windows 7 Home Premium. I am currently not using a battery for my laptop as I experienced a high rate of battery failure if I plug in my battery ie bloated battery, hence my laptop will be plugged in whenever I am using it.

About a month ago, I realise that if I start my laptop after a prolong period of non-usage (about 3 days), my laptop would auto shut down during booting of windows. Upon restarting, Repair software would kick in saying that my laptop had shut down unexpectedly.

Is there any way I can diagnose the problem if it's hardware or software related? Don't really want to send back to Sager as my warranty is over. Thank you so much for reading and suggestions are very much welcome.

Regards
scorpio_tkh
 

Answer:Laptop fails to boot Windows 7

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My PC at switch on boots normally till it reaches the Windows XP Prof logo then the screen goes black and after a couple of seconds a message appears " We are sorry but windows has either been shut down incorrectly.........." and 4 options are shown 1) Restart in safe mode. 2) & 3) are network options 4) Restart normally. I've tried all the options with the same result the m/c starts and returns to the above screen. Has anybody got any ideas?

Answer:PC boot up fails at Windows Logo.

Sounds like click here

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Hello All,

After owning MSI GS70 for about less than a month I have noticed that sometimes my MSI wont boot up into Windows 8. It would get stuck on the MSI logo page without the little loading circle appearing. It would just stuck at the logo page. I had to force restart it. Sometimes after I force restart it would boot in the normal title page, but the Desktop Title would not be responsive. I then had to restart using the task manager restart button. (each shutdown I would usually unplug the power source and I would plug it back in before turning on the laptop.

Should I be worried of hardware issues? Or is it more of a Windows 8 Issues? Dose anyone had similar problems before? any suggestions or advices to finding a resolution would be greatly appreciated it. This problem did not occur until recently, and the number of occurrence is increasing. Thank you all for your help!

Answer:Sometimes laptop fails to boot in Windows 8.1

a 3-4 week old laptop would certainly have some worries of it being hardware ,you might consider contacting the place you bought it the manufacture.
but I would suggest running sfc /scannow to get it out .
a how-to in the link below
SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

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Hi, I have a Sony Notebook model PCG-81214L with Windows 7 Home Premium and it will not boot up.
When it starts up it displays the Sony VAIO splash screen for a few seconds and then it displays a black screen with a flashing dash.  I have left this on for hours with no change in the display.  I have also tried to boot in safe mode but it doesn't get to the point that safe mode menu pops up.  It only sits on dreaded flashing dash screen.

Answer:Windows 7 computer fails to boot

Really?

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I got a new computer a week ago. Here is its info:
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Answer:Windows Vista fails to boot

On an XP OS I would boot into safe mode (F8) and check out Administrtative Tools (via the start menu or control panel), Event Viewer. Also in system properties or in the BIOS turn off Automatically Restart under System Failure.
Bug
 

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Hi all,

I have with me a computer having Windows XP SP3 on it. It's not booting at the moment.

Motherboard: Consistent ZX-I945LM4

The computer was running fine till this afternoon, and I had recently installed SP3 on it. Earlier it had SP2.

I had installed Avast Antivirus free on the PC. However, since the computer has only 512 MB of RAM, the computer was running too slow. So, I decided to uninstall Avast. After uninstalling successfully from Add/Remove, I then decided to run the Avast Removal Tool, which completely removes traces of Avast from the PC, and is available officially from Avast.

Since the removal tool only works in Safe Mode, I decided to boot to Safe Mode. However, when I tried to boot into Safe Mode, every time it shows a list of files, and then it would just reboot. I tried different options for safe mode, like simple, with networking, and command prompt. None works.

If you run the Avast Removal Tool from normal mode, what it does is, it gives the message that the tool has to run in Safe Mode, and it gives the option to run in Safe Mode and to do that, you have to click on Yes, after which it reboots the computer in Safe Mode. I have done that in Windows 8.1 (my computer) successfully, and it works. I decided to try this here too. That's the mistake I made. When I did that, the computer just rebooted, and then tried to boot to safe mode, but couldn't and rebooted again.

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Answer:Solved: Windows XP fails to boot

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Hi, so after having received such fantastic help regarding the removal of a virus, I thought I might try and get some assistance with this problem.
I was simply unrarring a .rar file, when the blue screen of death came up. Naturally I restarted however, upon restarting... windows loaded fine, up until the Windows Professional Splash screen with the blue bar scrolling at the bottom.

So everythings fine? No.

It simply stayed on that splash screen, and did nothing. (Not a crash however as the blue bar was still moving)

I turned the computer off, turned it back on, was confronted with several options safe mode / last settings that worked etc.

Have tried all of them with the following results:

1) Normal boot - as described above ^^

2) Last settings that worked - as described above.

3) Safemode - A list of .sys files fill my screen as if it's loading but it just stops at

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0) partition (1)\WINDOWS\System32\giveio.sys

"Press ESC to cancel loading SPTD.SYS" - (Have tried pressing ESC. Same result)
Any help or advice would be very very much appreciated. If it's of any consequence I will of course be making a donation.

Thanks again

Jimmy

Answer:Windows Xp Professional Fails To Boot:

Oh some basic specs if it helps:

2 Hard drives (128 gigs each) - Sata or something ? rAID? not sure what it's called.
AMD XP3200+ 2.2ghz
Radeon 9800 Pro 128 Mb
512 Ram

thanks

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Hello, I am new to this forum and I am hopeing that someone can help with my problem before I have to give DELL TECH/SOFTWARE SUPPORT MONEY!!!!
The problem I'm having started about 5 days ago here it goes.
When I turned on my pc it looked as is it was loading windows until all
I was getting was a blank screen and then the system shut down (meaning the screen turned off but the tower had to be turned off by myself)
The system will work in safe mode.
I have re-mastered the pc and it started working for about 1.5 days and the problem started happening again??
I don't have a clue what to do next so hopefully somebody on this forum will have some knowledge of this for me.
Kind Regards,
Jennifer :

Answer:system fails to boot into windows xp

sounds like you might have a problem with your graphics card, boot into safe mode go into device manager and uninstal the graphics card, then boot into normal mode and install the graphics card driver

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I recently upgraded my PC from an AMD board & CPU to a Skylake system. The specs are as follows...

CPU: i7 6700k
MB: MSI Z170 Krait Gaming 3x
GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080*
SSD: Corsair 525GB MX300 (and a 1TB seagate hybrid drive)
PSU:*EVGA Supernova NEX 650w
RAM: Corsair DDR4 16GB Vengeance LPX*

Problem: My hard drive, being leftover from the other computer, still has Windows 7 on it (which won't boot because of the old drivers). This shouldn't be a problem though, as I want to install a fresh copy of Windows on my SSD. However, every time I try to launch the windows 7 setup*(either in the form of a bootable USB or a bootable CD) it crashes after "Windows is Loading Files", around the time the four dots come together on the starting windows page. No crash message, just a sudden shutdown. *

I've tried to:
Boot with one Ram Stick
Boot with XMP turned on
Boot with integrated graphics
Boot setup in safe mode (which worked, but it can't complete the installation in safe mode and it won't boot outside of it)
Format my SSD to GPT
Boot old HDD in safe mode (which does work, but only for about a minute until it freezes and becomes inoperable)
Install the latest version of BIOS on my MB

I'm at a bit of a loss... Not sure if this is hardware or software related; in fact, I have not the slightest clue what this is related to at all. Am I missing anything?

Thanks in advance!

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Okay so a few hours ago my ASUS laptop suddenly crashed and I had to reset it. Then it went to a "preparing automatic repair" loop where it goes to "preparing automatic repair" for a few minutes, screen goes black, goes to windows 8 loading screen, then BSOD so fast for me to see the actual error and to the ASUS logo then back to "preparing automatic repair". It won't even go to advanced startup options and there isn't way to get it to Windows 8 apparently. I decided to just reinstall the OS so I inserted the Windows 8 bootable disk in my DVD drive. It goes up to "press any key to boot from CD or DVD..." Screen then goes black for a few seconds and goes to the windows 8 loading screen, then after a few minutes goes black for another few minutes then BSOD and restarts again going back to the ASUS logo. I tried to change the boot option properties in BIOS even. I have no idea what to do at this point and it's very exhausting.
EDIT: I found the BSOD error to be 0x000021a

Answer:Fails to boot Windows 8 on DVD, can't reinstall OS

unplug all usb devices from your laptop

restart computer in safemode if possible

If youre able to get in, copy important files to an external media

scan foir viruses, scan for harddisk errors

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Hi,

I installed one of my pcs from an XP SP2 disk.

About 3 times, the following scenarion happened: I called Microsoft and activated my copy of Windows XP. That went fine. Then upon the next boot (I believe), the computer hangs on boot up. I looked in safe mode and I believe it hung on a file drvmain.sdb. Now with my reinstallation of windows xp, I have now reactivated for the 3rd time, and my computer is still running.

Can anyone think of what I should do before I shut my computer down so this boot failure will not happen? The file drvmain.sdb is in the AppPatch directory - it has August 4, 2004 3:00PM as the date and time. Is the SP2 version of the file continuing unchanged? Should I copy this file to a cache - could it be the cache version that XP is hanging up on, if so, I can just copy it over to the cache.

Just curious if anyone can help me not have the boot failure this time, which will be the 3rd time. If copying the file to the cache would work, I'll do it, or if reinstalling sp2 to get the right version (why is not right, if this is true).

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Windows XP sp2 fails to boot after activation

The computer I have had the hangs on drvmain.sdb on is NOT on the Internet. Are their security and/or other patches not included with the SP2 file that are not getting automatically downloaded? Or is the sp2 file good enough - are their different versions of Windows XP sp2, some with additions to sp2?

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Hello Techguy.org!

I have a problem with my windows XP. When I try to boot, it gives me an error message: NTLDR is missing.
I booted computer from windows XP installation disc, but there isn't any recovery console nor repair options. As soon as the windows disc finishes loading, a menu comes up where i can select where to install my OS and wether to format it or not. I've tried googling everything, but found nothing. So currently I am out of ideas.
 

Answer:Windows XP Professional SP3 fails to boot.

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Following a major failure of windows, I have bought 2 new sata drives, configured them as Raid 0 (confirmed by POST) and am now trying to install windows XP Pro from the 6 boot diskettes.After running disk 1, it comes back with the error "File \biosinfo.inf could not be loaded. The error code is 4096. Setup cannot continue" and I can do nothing else.This is exactly the same error I received, at the same point, as when I was trying to save my previous install by running these disk.I have now removed the old hard drives, and have two blank new ones.How can I get the same error?Any ideas would be most welcome as this is driving me mad now!!Thx.Mobo: Asus A8N-SLI Premium1GB memory (2x500MB)AMD 64 3500 Processor2xMaxtor PV250OF HDDs in Raid 0 arrayXFX 6600GT 256MB PCI-E Graphics

Answer:\windows boot fails biosinfo.inf

click hereThe generic fault is in the bios follow thread it may help...

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Hi,

I have transfered my HDD from a ASUS P4B533 based PC to a ASUS P4P800-VM based PC, each with a different VGA card.
Now, when I try to boot Windows XP, it fails to boot, and restarts itself. There are no Minidump files in C:/WINDOWS/Minidump. If I boot in the "Safe Mode With Command Prompt" mode, it crashes when loading the "agp440.sys" driver.

Any suggestions of how to resolve this without reinstalling Windows?(The "Repair" option dosen't appear in the Windows XP installation disc)

(BTW: How do you overclock the ASUS P4P800-VM? I cannot find the settings for the FSB, only for the RAM, which is now set to 400, the highest option. Do I need to update the BIOS? It is Rev 1004, and the latest is 1018.)
 

Answer:Windows Fails to Boot After Swapping HDD

You are not going to be able to swap hard drives with Windows already installed from different computers. Format the hard drive and install Windows fresh
 

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Hi,

I have some stupid system reserved partitions taking up 100MiB each and I need to reinstall Windows 7 anyway.

I put in the CD, boot from CD and the setup loads the temporary files but I don't get a GUI...

I did a quick Google and nothing comes up.

I really need help on this because I do not want to install Windows while running Windows.

I would like to do it at boot.

Thanks~

Answer:Windows Boot Installer Fails

Run KillDisk to wipe HDD - http://jcgriff2.com/killdisk_imgburn.html

Try Windows 7 installation again. The 100 MB partition is created by Windows.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Mod Edit: Moved to Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs ~~ boopmeHello! I am making this account and posting here because I woke up to a very strange problem with my computer. When I woke up it was stuck on a windows recovery screen because Windows 7 had failed to load. The recovery did not work at all. I would restart the computer and every time it would go to the Starting Windows black screen with the glowing color balls and it would freeze, than a BSOD would appear. The error code is as follows (the BSOD usually disappeared instantly, but I stopped the computer from restarting by hitting F8 and changing the "Restart on crash" option, or whatever it is, lol)------------A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.If this is your first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check you hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive curruption, and then restart your computer.Technical information:***STOP: 0X0000007B (0xFFFFF880009A9928,0xFFFFFFFFC000000D,0x0000000000000000,0X00000000000000000)-----------------I have tried to do a restore point, which fails when it goes to the "Finalizing" stage. I have tried a recovery which fails, and since my laptop does not c... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Fails to Boot Up (BSOD)

Please do the following:Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt start
HKLM\...\Run: [] [x]
HKLM\...\RunOnce: [*Restore] C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe /RUNONCE [296960 2010-11-20] (Microsoft Corporation)
TDL4: custom:26000022 <===== ATTENTION!
endNOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating systemNow please enter System Recovery Options then select Command PromptRun FRST (or FRST64 if you have the 64bit version) and press the Fix button just once and wait.The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.Reboot Normally.NEXTPlease download TDSSKiller.zipExtract it to your desktopDouble click TDSSKiller.exewhen the window opens, click on Change Parametersunder ?Additional options?, put a check mark in the box next to ?Detect TDLFS File System?click OK Press Start Scan
If Malicious objects are found then ensure Cure is selectedIf TDLFS File System/TDSS File system is found then ensure Cure is selected (if cure is not available, choose skip)Then click Continue > Reboot nowCopy and paste the... Read more

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