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Error in booting Windows after Ubuntu installation failure

Question: Error in booting Windows after Ubuntu installation failure

Hi everyone,

I am using Windows 7. I tried installing ubuntu with the option " Include Ubuntu along with window partition".

While installing ubuntu, error occurred. Now unable to boot Windows also. It prompts for recovery cd.

I am not having recovery disk.

Tried using other machine's recovery cd - Diskpart. But got the following error while selecting a partition.

virtual disk service error:
this operation is not allowed on an invalid disk. The disk may be invalid beacuse it is corrupted or failing, or it may be invalid because it is offline.

Required your help to recover windows without affecting the existing data.

Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Error in booting Windows after Ubuntu installation failure

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Answer: Error in booting Windows after Ubuntu installation failure

Try a Startup Repair:
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Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
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& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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My original topic here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1269836I believe this belongs in the XP forum, as it is an XP startup related issue. (If not, move it to Linux please)IMPORTANT QUESTION: Will I be able to use an XP home CD to recover XP Media Centre?------------[URGENT] - ALL HELP GIVEN IS APPRECIATEDHey,I've just installed Ubuntu desktop edition 9.04 on a desktop computer.The installation was a success, and Ubuntu can now be used as a fully working operating system.BUT, when I try to load Windows XP (Media centre edition) from the GRUB option (I'm choosing the right option) it goes to the loading screen but then says something along the lines of "autochk not found - SKIPPING AUTOCHECK" followed by a Blue Screen of Death[STOP c000021a{Fatal System Error} ? 0xC000003a the system has been shut down]The system is manufactured by Packard Bell, it's a good few years old.(I would love to go in depth with its specs, but I'm not sure how on Ubuntu)It has ~512mb RAM, a nVidia graphics card and an Intel Pentium 4 (I highly doubt that means quad core) processor from what I can find.To modify the partitions, I used the ubuntu installer.Thanks so much in advance!Just to go over again in short, Ubuntu works, XP doesn't.Oh, and half of the XP documents and settings files seem to have *vanished*~AndyP.S. I believe the version of Ubuntu I have installed and working uses GNOME.I've tried using gedit to change a file in the grub fol... Read more

Answer:Windows XP boot failure after Ubuntu linux installation

No.

Media Center (MCE) is a variation of XP Pro.

I'm not even sure that you could use an XP Pro version to "recover" an XP MCE system, since I thought that all those systems utilize recovery partitions/CDs which have been prepared by the manufacturer of the system.

These recovery/restore CDs/partitions...are not the same as an XP install CD, since they contain programs, drivers, and other modifications which might have been put in by the manufacturer.

I could be wrong.

Louis

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I'm desperately trying to install Ubuntu 9.04 from a burned disc of the official CD iso onto it's own partition on my PC to make a dual boot system with my WinXP Pro. I keep getting through the setup process and then it starts to install but keeps freezing up the PC when the installation status bar gets to 23% and won't go any further. The disc stops spinning, all activity ceases at that point and the only thing I can do is pull the plug out and start all over again. Is there anything I can do or am I hopelessly stuck with a Windows-only option?

Answer:Ubuntu installation failure

Have you successfully run the system from the CD (as a "Live CD)?Are you trying to install the system from within Windows?Have you run a memory check, as this has some symptoms that suggest a bad memory block?Have you done a "media" check of the disc?

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A long title indeed, but it pretty much sums it all up. I have installed Ubuntu first and then dual booted windows XP. I soon found out that the fact Ubuntu wasn't compatible with many programs (even through wine) I wanted only Windows XP on my pc.
I've searched many topics, but all described how to uninstall Ubuntu when Windows was the primary OS. In my case Ubuntu is the main OS and it dual boots with Windows and I want to rid myself of Ubuntu leaving only Windows.

What do I need to do to get the desired computer setup? Or is it irrelevant which OS was installed first and will a guide describing how to remove Ubuntu from windows work as well for my case.

Important addition: I could very well be the biggest computer-noob you've encountered thus far. So talk to me as though I am 4 year old
 

Answer:Uninstalling Ubuntu dual-booting Windows XP with Ubuntu installed first

shouldn't matter the install sequence if you want to only have Windows. Boot into Windows and then delete (from disk management) the linux partitions. This may leave your computer in a state where you can not boot into Windows. To fix this you'll have to boot off the XP install disk and boot to the recovery console, once there type 'fixmbr' without the '
 

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After uninstalling Ubuntu a few days ago from my dualbooted pc, my computer doesn't boot properly. It loads the Toshiba logo, but before it actually boots into windows, it gets stuck on the grub bootloader screen. The screen says the following:

Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions.



grub>_



I have a windows 8.1 installation disk, but whenever I put it in, turn it off and turn it back on, it waits a minute, but then it just loads the grub bootloader. According to the internet, its supposed to ask me what language I want and then I can fix it, but what am I supposed to do in this situation?

Answer:Booting error after uninstalling ubuntu

You have to Fix the MBR, when you remove the Linux partitions. Fix MBR - Master Boot Record in Windows 8

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Whenever I turn on my computer, it goes to the Toshiba start up screen like it should, but before it goes away, another black smaller window shows up and it stops there. The black screen says the following

Miinimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists the possible command completions. Anywhere else, TAB lists possible device or file completions.



grub>



Pressing ctrl+alt+del just starts back at the Toshiba screen for a second before giving me the same screen as before.

I just want to be able to boot back into windows 8 again. Thanks for your time.

Answer:Booting error after deleting Ubuntu

Have you checked in the Bios or a Boot Device menu to see if a Windows Boot Manager is still available for selection?

Did you make any changes to the Bios to allow your system to be able to Boot Ubuntu when you installed?

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Answer:Windows 10 installation failure error code 80070003

http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/phot...Alternatively, run Microsoft's Upgrade Assistant.How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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I've been asked to have a look at an Acer laptop running vista 32 bit that refuses to allow windows updates. They fail upon installation.

I ran ms fixit and that didn't solve the problem so I ran checksur.

The log is below. Can anyone help? Thanks.
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Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.0.6002.22574
Package Version 17.0
2013-02-20 11:21
(f) CheckSUR Registry Failure 0x00000005 Unable to delete CBS registry tag.

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F080D servicing\Packages\Package_7_for_KB2789646~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\Package_for_KB2789646~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.cat

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages

Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Manifest Missing 0x00000002 msil_system.design.resources_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_6.0.6002.23000_en-us_2a720f1818a6d008.manifest msil_system.design.resources_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_6.0.6002.23000_en-us_2a720f1818a6d008
(f) CSI Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0003 winsxs\Catalogs\92c8c3b9d2c22b56de070d7bdec77c36265003c489ef354966e6d3137d44c515.cat eb48defbded..173923dec3a_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_6.0.6002.18752_c568685d45d82a72
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Answer:windows update installation failure (error 8007010b)

You could try installing or reinstalling Windows Installer 4.5. or you could try running the Microsoft system readiness tool (I don't know the difference between it and checksur)- Use System Update Readiness tool to fix package corruption errors.

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I recently purchased a Dell XPS 15, 9550, 6700HQ, W10P, 16Gig, non-touch, refurb computer. I re-partitioned the SSD drive, creating among other things drive 'R' of about 97 Gig. R was not reformatted - it is NTFS.

Using another computer, I downloaded Ubuntu 10.04.LTS ISO to a thumb drive. I did not perform the verification steps on the downloaded file.

I then installed/enabled Hyper-V in 'R' according to tenforums.com/tutorials/2087-hyper-v.... That appeared to go properly. I then installed Ubuntu, and that too appeared to go properly. So, I now have the following:

R contains:

in which the folders JOB and WindowsApps are empty. Virtual Machine -Ubuntu 10.04 contains the folders Virtual Hard Disks and Virtual Machines. Virtual hard Disks contains one file UBUNTU 10.04 VIRTUAL MACHINE Virtual Hard disk. Virtual Machines contains one folder and 2 files with system assigned names all beginning 4CA86814-BAD8-437D-A7c7-OE40A999...

My hyper-V Manager screen shows:



Then, in the Hyper-V Manager screen - on the right side under UBUNTU 10.04 VIRTUAL MACHINE I clicked 'connect...' which produced the unexpected (by me - you experts probably already know where I've gone wrong). Hmm, that's interesting - I'm unable to copy the window/screen to the clipboard and display it here. The screen is headed Hyper-V - subtitled: Virtual Machine Boot Summary. It says:

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Answer:Hyper-V/Ubuntu 10.04 Installation/Error

You have created a 2nd generation vm, emulating a UEFI based system. Extract from the tutorial:






4.4) Select the vm generation. Generation 2 (GPT / UEFI) can only be used for 64 bit Windows 8 or later respective Windows Server 2012 or later guest operating systems. For all other guest systems use Generation 1 ​(MBR / BIOS). Click Next:



Ubuntu needs and only runs on a 1st generation vm (legacy BIOS). Generation 1 is also the default when creating a new vm, in other words you have deliberately changed the vm generation to wrong one causing this issue.

Kari

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O.k. I was finally able to burn an ISO onto disk of Ubuntu 11.04 but when I try to install it alongside Windows 7 Home Premium i keep getting an error message: "Permission Denied" "For more information please check the log file: C:\users\myname\info\appdata\local\temp\wubi-11.04-rev211.log.

What does this mean?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Ubuntu installation error message

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ndex477


O.k. I was finally able to burn an ISO onto disk of Ubuntu 11.04 but when I try to install it alongside Windows 7 Home Premium i keep getting an error message: "Permission Denied" "For more information please check the log file: C:\users\myname\info\appdata\local\temp\wubi-11.04-rev211.log.

What does this mean?

Thanks in advance.


Wubi installs ubuntu as an applicataion in Windows 7. Have you considered a native install of Ubuntu onto a separate partition, then you will have the Grub boot loader which will let you choose your OS at boot time?

This tutotrial might help...
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

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Hi folks,

I have a HP Elitebook Folio 9470p.  It came with Windows 8, and I installed it on my corporate domain.  I was trying to do some Windows updates so  I could upgrade it to Windows 8.1, but it fails installing the updates, whether or not I try
to install them one at a time or all of them.  It has about 18 updates it needs from security updates to a .net framework update.  I run Symantec EP, and disabled it, checked for driver updates for things like display and networking and they are
all up to date.
I'm at a loss as to what to do.  It gives this error in the event log for each file, Event ID 20.

Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x800F0922: Security Update for Windows 8 for x64-based Systems (KB2862152).

This is the example for KB2862152, but it gives the same error for every one.  I've tried to auto fix for Windows update issues and it fixed a couple of the issues, but not all of them, and provides no other help.
I also deleted folders and files from the SoftwareDistribution folder as well, to no avail.  Any ideas what I can do to get whatever updates it needs, so I can fully patch it, and upgrade it to Win 8.1?

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Basically, I followed this guide on uninstalling Linux 11.04 but here's a short version:
Deleted Linux Partitions in Windows 7
Popped in Windows 7 Upgrade Disk (Recovery Options)
Went to the Command Prompt and typed the following things in:bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot (DID NOT WORK)
It gave me an error stating "The volume does not contain a recognizable filesystem. etc.."


And now it always takes me to some MemoryTest program, something I noticed that was one of the options when I was using the Grub Boot Division (Purple) but I never paid any attention to it. Now that I deleted the Ubuntu partitions the grub no longer comes on and now I don't even see the error ever since I ran the "bootrec /fixmbr" command.

After a couple of hours of googling, I decided to use the command prompt via Windows 7 HPU Disc to figure out what was going on. I was able to jump into DISKPART and I've attached what I have at the moment, perhaps someone more knowledgeable than me can actually help me out. The 350GB Partition is the one that has Windows 7 installed onto it.

Also, I have the capability to use my HDD as an external and plugged it in and all my information is there, perhaps you guys can show me a method that will allow me to get it back up and running. Windows 7 doesn't boot at all, I get some Memory Diagnostic Utility.

The Windows 7 Home Premium I'm using was a fresh install via an Upgrade Disc, the key was used so I don't know if I can use it again, ot... Read more

Answer:Booting Error, MBR and Bootrec Related, Uninstalled Ubuntu Linux 11.04

With diskpart make NTFS 350 GB partition active.

Run DVD - 'Automatic Repair'.
The first run should do. If errors do a second run.

Manually you have only to write a Windows 7 MBR and a Partition Boot Record
on your E: drive (NTFS). 'bootsect.exe' can do the manual step.
(check exact syntax for command - system drive is default, specify windows folder as e:\windows)

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I was having well working Windows 7 OS, but I wanted to try out Ubuntu 12.04. So I make some free space and created separate ext primary partition using Gparted utility of Ubuntu live CD and modified partition table and installed Ubuntu successfully. But After Ubuntu installation I cant boot into Windows 7. It gives 0x0000007B error on windows logo animation.

Below are points I noticed and tried after searching on some forums. But still cant find any solution.

1. I tried with system recovery option of windows 7 but my Windows 7 is not listed in System Recovery Options.

2. Below is result I get when i run diskpart. Its showing my disk status as Invalid.

DISKPART>list disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn
-------- ------------- -------- ------- ---
Disk 0 Invalid 465 GB 0 B *
Disk 1 Online 7740 MB 0 B
Disk 2 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 3 No Media 0 B 0 B

DISKPART>select disk 0
Disk 0 is now the selected
DISKPART>list partition

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ----------------- ---------- --------
Partition 1 Dynamic Data 75 GB 31 KB
Partition 2 Dynamic Data 100 MB 75 GB
Partition 3 Dynamic Data 100 GB 75 GB
Partition 4 Primary 48 GB 417 GB

DISKPART>select partition 1
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Answer:BSOD after Ubuntu installation, 0x0000007B error

Ironicly, your question relates to mine, but I don't have an answer; just a question. Are you using grub? Also, have you ran boot info script?

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Answer:Windows Help and Support won't turn off/random browser redirects/Spybot SD installation failure/Windows Update failure

Please close this post as the problem is now fixed. I appreciate the service your forum provides. Thanks.

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Answer:UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME after Ubuntu installation on a T61p (XP/Ubuntu dual boot)

Just received a laptop back from Lenovo. Same error Unmountable_Boot_Volume. Not sure if this will help but under BIOS/Config/SATA. Change the mode from compatibility to AHCI. Reboot and your OS should fire right up.  Thank you.

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Well nobody in the Ubuntu forums could help me so I thought maybe you fine folks here could. I have a 120 g ssd that I have tried several times to install Ubuntu on and cannot do it, no way , any way, whatsoever! I know the disks I have burned are good. I have a GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Gigabyte motherboard. I have changed settings in the BIOS and any thing I could think of to no avail. I have dual booted Ubuntu on every computer I have ever built but not this one! Huh uh! Anyone have thoughts on this? It's totally unnecessary, I just like to play around with Ubuntu. Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.2

Try this - just substitute LinuxMint for Ubuntu:

Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux

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Hello everryone!
I am running Windows XP and would really like to share the hard drive with another OS "Linux" and dual boot. Trouble is i don't have a clue so would appreciate any help or even a tutorial that this old git can follow. Thanks folks
 

Answer:Dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu

xlanou said:


Hello everryone!
I am running Windows XP and would really like to share the hard drive with another OS "Linux" and dual boot. Trouble is i don't have a clue so would appreciate any help or even a tutorial that this old git can follow. Thanks folksClick to expand...

Hello there i see you would like to dual boot with another operating system, this is a rather simple process.
Choose which operating system you would like to dual boot with windows (in your case this is Ubuntu)

Next boot off the Ubuntu live cd and wait till it enters the main desktop where it gives you the option to install it.

Then just follow the instructions, thats all I did and it worked fine.

When you come to the bit where you need to partition let Ubuntu do it automatically as i think that it does have that feature.

When you have installed it and rebooted you will get a grub loading message then you will get the chance to boot windows xp or Ubuntu and away you go.

Let us know how far you get and we will try and help
 

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Hi,

I've just built my desktop and I'm trying to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04.

I've already partitioned my hard drive, and installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04, but I'm trying to get to a place where I can choose what OS to start whenever I turn on my computer.

At the moment, I can run both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04 if I go into the BIOS and rearrange my boot priorities, but that's just a huge hassle. Is there a convenient way to choose at startup, similar to how Windows 8 had this?

Thanks

Answer:Dual Booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04

libertax said:

Hi,

I've just built my desktop and I'm trying to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04.

I've already partitioned my hard drive, and installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04, but I'm trying to get to a place where I can choose what OS to start whenever I turn on my computer.

At the moment, I can run both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04 if I go into the BIOS and rearrange my boot priorities, but that's just a huge hassle. Is there a convenient way to choose at startup, similar to how Windows 8 had this?



Thanks



I don't realy understand what you have done.
As you said you have create a new partition in order to install ubuntu (you probably have create a swap partition too).
Those actions are telling me you have installed both Operating Systems on the same hard disk.So if you are setting boot priority from bios it means you have install each one on separated hard disks with separated bootloaders or you simply have install only linux bootloader on an other disk.
In any case you can setup grub to boot every OS you have installed on any hard disk.

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Was Wondering because When I used to do it on windows 7 I would Choose Install along side windows but it seems after installing windows 8 Grub Boot Loader is getting bypassed.

Answer:Any One Duel Booting Ubuntu 12.10 With Windows 8?

My laptop is configured this way. I lost GRUB after reinstalling 8 over 7 (fresh install after getting the $40 upgrade ISO). I plopped in my livecd and did take some steps to restore my GRUB though. I used an online article to help me.

11.10 - Recovering grub after installing windows 7? - Ask Ubuntu The boot-repair answer here is what I went with. It worked.

But yeah, Ubuntu 12.10's partitioner is worded odd. I just went custom and manipulated my partitions manually. When I installed Windows 7, I already gave it a set size partition to start with. I gave Ubuntu a set size partition, and then the rest was left free for a big data partition. When replacing Windows 7 with Windows 8, I re-used the Windows 7 partition, but lost GRUB. I followed my link above to alleviate that. My laptop successfully dual boots windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 as we speak.

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I own a HP laptop preinstalled with Windows 10. I had installed Ubuntu 16.04 alongside windows. As there were some problem with wireless connectivity i decided to uninstall ubuntu.
After searching on various sites, i deleted the linux partion nd had run commands to fix mbr. But when i restarted screen was like following image. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6Q...w?usp=drivesdk
Please please please help me out.

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I'm having some troubles trying to get Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit dual-booted with Windows 10 64 bit.

Firstly, I burned the latest ISO from the official Ubuntu website to an 8GB USB formatted to FAT-32 using Universal-USB-Installer.

I then restarted my computer and changed the USB boot order to position 1, proceeding to boot through the USB and then selected the 'Try ubuntu' option. The computer successfully launched into the Ubuntu operating system, however when I selected the install desktop icon and have confirmed setup installation, I am greeted with the following error:





Force UEFI Installation? This machines's firmware has started this installer in UEFI mode but it looks like there maybe existing operating systems already installed using BIOS compatibility mode, If you continue to install Debian in UEFI mode, it might be difficult to reboot into any BIOS-mode operating system.




I looked around to find the cause, I've tried disabling Fast Boot in the BIOS and Windows 10 operating system as well as looking for alternative installation approaches using Legacy (non UEFI) BIOS, however the issue still seems to be occurring.

Could anyone help me with this please, can provide more information on request.

Answer:Issues dual booting Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10

This tutorial worked for me:

Installing Ubuntu/Linux Mint on UEFI System with Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10
http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thr...ndows-8-8-1-10

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Hello all,

I am trying to dual boot my laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 10.10.

I have shrunk the partition and made a new partition from the unallocated space (10GB). I then booted into Ubuntu with the live CD option and went onto GParted. I then tried to create a simple partition from the unallocated space to install Ubuntu on, but I got an error message saying that you can only have up to 4 simple partitions.

I have the following partitions:



What am I doing wrong? I'm not sure what's on those partitions, I didn't make them but I don't think I need them.

Thanks in advance,

Tom

Answer:Dual Booting Windows 7 Ultimate & Ubuntu 10.10

Tom
This may help with some of the information that you need:
How to delete OEM Partition | Jared Heinrichs
http://en.community.dell.com/support.../19329028.aspx

The OEM partition is normally to restore to factory specs, but yours seems too small for that and it appears to be empty; OEM is used by Dell and some other companies. In the case of Dell, you also received a DVD to restore to factory specs, so I would not be too concerned. Normally, it may contain boot information. Since your appears empty, this is not likely.

As for the other partitions, it appears that they can be deleted. To be sure of what is on them you may want to download:
WindDirStat to see exactly what is on them, if anything.
WinDirStat - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
They could have been created by software that you dowloaded.

Once you are fairly sure that there is nothing on the extra partions you can make an image with Macrium Reflect and try to delete.
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

Once you decide to delete, if you have problems, Partiton Magic may help. If that is a pay sofware, this one may also be of help.
http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-...n-manager.html

This recent post in Seven, may also help. I think that it would equally applicable to Vista.
http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...ml#post1163567

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Hi,
I was wondering if any of you know how to change the dual screen when the computer starts up, as Ubuntu does not appear in the option, only Vista and "older versions of windows" appear, but for some reason Ubuntu isn't there anymore.
This is how I installed, I had 3 partitions in the HD.
First, widnows XP came installed with the computer, then with ubuntu and some tools i repartitioned the HD in 3, 1 for XP, one for common files as FAT32, and the other one for Ubuntu. That was working fine, I had in the boot screen the choice between XP and Ubuntu. Then came Vista, that partition that was empty, the common ground for XP and Linux, i reformated it to NTFS so it could take Vista.
Then I installed Vista, and now the only OSs appearing in the boot screen are Vista and "older versions of windows". Does anyone know how to change this so as to have Vista, XP and Ubuntu in there?
Thank you very much for your answers.

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Answer:Windows Vista + XP + Ubuntu dual-booting

Take a look at EasyBCD:

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

The download link is listed under "EasyBCD Links" about 1/4 way down the screen.

As always, backup first.

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www.techguy911.com
 

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Answer:Can't boot windows dual booting ubuntu

Yep....never delete partitions with out knowing what they are and whats on them.

You may be able to recreate the MBR using some 3rd party partition software or using the install media to recreate the MBR.

NOTE: It's never a good idea to dual boot Winidows and Linux on the same HDD....as the Grub overrides the MBR and you have to jump through hoops to boot into windows if you delete the Linux OS.
 

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I'm having some troubles trying to get Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit dual-booted with Windows 10 64 bit.

Firstly, I burned the latest ISO from the official Ubuntu website to an 8GB USB formatted to FAT-32 using Universal-USB-Installer.

I then restarted my computer and changed the USB boot order to position 1, proceeding to boot through the USB and then selected the 'Try ubuntu' option. The computer successfully launched into the Ubuntu operating system, however when I selected the install desktop icon and have confirmed setup installation, I am greeted with the following error:





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Could anyone help me with this please, can provide more information on request.

Answer:Issues dual booting Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10

This tutorial worked for me:

Installing Ubuntu/Linux Mint on UEFI System with Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10
http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thr...ndows-8-8-1-10

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Of my single 500GB HDD, 350MB is System Reserved while 60GB is Windows 8.1 System partition (of which 32GB is in use with programmes such as MS Office '13, Chrome, Firefox, Java JRE + SDK, Malwarebytes, CCleaner, Skype & 6GB of personal files - is this kind of space usage normal, by the way?).

Previously, I had split the remaining space up with:
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- 4GB for swap area (same as my ram capacity)

This had worked pretty well but much of the /home was empty and I had to manually mount the Data partition each time to work with the files/media there since I stored & accessed everything from there for both OSs.

Some time later, I had to submit the laptop in for repairs due to unrelated hardware failure (external speakers ceased to function on a laptop almost 5 years old, imagine that) so I wiped the hard drive clean and now I have a completely blank slate to begin again. Like before, 350MB is System Reserved & 60GB for Windows 8.1, the rest is purely ... Read more

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Answer:Problem with Windows Update after Dual Booting with Ubuntu

Did by myself..... Reinstalled everything. First Windows (Legacy Mode, not UEFI) and then installed Ubuntu... Grub took over and now it is working fine.... Thanks anyways 

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Answer:windows 7 installation over ubuntu

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

You can install Windodws 7 from USB Pendrive.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create


Clean Install Windows 7

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I watched several video's on you tube about the softwares GPparted, VirtualBox, USB-creator and so on but I don't find to get back to W10.
I understand that I have to format a partition to NFTS for Windows.
See the inserted picture taking in Linux, for the current situation of my disk(and partitions).
Can any body tell me how to get back to as many low possible partitions and of course an installable partition for Windows 10 .
Many thanks to all !!!
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda 8:0 0 119,2G 0 disk
??sda1 8:1 0 119,2G 0 part /
sdb 8:16 0 931,5G 0 disk
??sdb1 8:17 0 512M 0 part
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I have been having some minor spyware problems over the past 1-2 yrs, but have been getting by. I have also moved, been working alot, and generally am an idiot when it comes to these things and so have not been able to completely solve the problems with my unit.

Here is my immediate problem. Wednesday I got home opened IE, and it takes me to this screen where my modem (DSL, cause I live in the sticks and can't get cable) shows it is disconnected. That is nothing new. It was late, so I turned off the computer. The next day I come home, turn on the computer, and get this "dinst.exe" error but the computer seems to have fully booted up and I can access any files on the computer. I try to open up IE, and it flashes on the screen for about a half second and disappears. Try again, and same thing over and over so I cannot access the internet.

I am having to correspond with this forum from work. I am also working 60 hrs a week so I have little time to try and solve this. I am an ME, and do not pretend to work for IT so I really need help. If I can't get help to fix this, the computer will probably end up in the garbage as I don't have ... Read more

Answer:'dinst.exe' error upon booting up, IE failure to open

Bueller?

I guess nobody knows how to fix this?
 

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Machine: Dell, purchased right after XP launch

I have been having some minor spyware problems over the past 1-2 yrs, but have been getting by. Here is my immediate problem. Wednesday I got home opened IE, and it takes me to this screen where my modem (DSL, cause I live in the sticks and can't get cable) shows it is disconnected. That is nothing new. It was late, so I turned off the computer. The next day I come home, turn on the computer, and get this "dinst.exe" error but the computer seems to have fully booted up and is working. I try to open up IE, and it flashes on the screen for about a half second and disappears. Try again, and same thing over and over so I cannot access the internet.

I am hoping someone can help.

Thank you,
Danny
 

Answer:'dinst.exe' error upon booting up, IE failure to open

Hi Danny,

dinst.exe is a trojan assciated with a popular baddie that has been making the rounds lately.

You should follow the instructions here: READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support

Then post the results in the Spyware Specific Forum and one of the experts there will help you.
 

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Answer:Windows 8 problem oxc00001 after installation Ubuntu 14

Try one of those.

From the desktop:
System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8

From the Repair CD/USB:
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Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
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Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

How do a Refresh:
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100 MB NTFS Primary System Reserved
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I have searched all over the net for answers, but none of the solutions I have found work.

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You say, you have two HD Drive, therefore you have a Disk0 & a Disk1.

When installing Linux
1) Remove Disk0 with Windows 7.
2) Install Linux to Disk1
3) Replace Disk0.
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Hello!
I've installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my notebook ASUS U36SD. It worked perfectly fine for 4 months.
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Please, do you have an idea about how to solve this problem?

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After an installation of ubuntu, my C: partition, where Windows 7 is installed is corrupted.
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I think that it is because my partition is also hidden (0x17)
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Hi,

I tried to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo y580 and things didn't go as planed. It is the first time I am dealing with Ubuntu and partitions so I'm quite lost. I have Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit.

In short:

I deleted Ubuntu but windows doesn't boot. I have windows recovery dvd and Lenovo system recovery dvds. I tried bootup repair, but it says, it cannot repair. The errors are: 6.1.7600.16385, MissingOsLoader
I also tried different commands in cmd: bootrec.exe/FixBoot , bootrec.exe/FixMbr , bootrec.exe/RebuildMcd ,
I also cannot come to safe mode boot option.

Long description of what I did:

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Answer:Failed ubuntu installation, windows won't boot

Hello,
From what I've read it sounds like the grub boot selector didn't come with Ubuntu. When I installed Ubuntu along windows it automatically came with a loader so you could select what one to boot,
Now to get this straight, were the two OS's on the same drive and separated by partitions, or are they on separate drives?

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Hi,
This has happened to me with two computers now.
I start with windows on the hard drive. Download all drivers and set everything up. Next I install Ubuntu on a serparate ext3 partition and set everything up with that and it works great. When I get into the grub loader, and try to select windows, the windows will begin to load, but right as it is about to get into the login screen a bsod flashes quickly and it restarts. It isn't my disks because the first comp was winxp and linux 8 and the second comp (the one I'm more concerned about) is vista and 10.04. Can't get into safe mode either.

Any idea how to fix this? I'd hate to spend another 2 hours reinstalling windows and drivers. I would just use linux exclusively but I need solidworks, autocad, and starcraft II.

Thanks

Update
I did get the details on the bsod after going into disable automatic restart mode
0X000007B (0X80399BB0, 0XC000034, 0X00000000. 0X00000000)
 

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Answer:Windows 8 Oem partition shrinks after attempted Ubuntu installation

if you cannot resize the recovery partition within windows 8, try easus partition master free instead. It should show all partitions and has more features that the default windows partitioning tool.

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Well, I decided to try to triple boot my mac and I was met by a world of frustration and the need to chain smoke.

I had OSX and Windows 7 Ultimate via bootcamp installed and working wonderfully. I tried to install ubuntu and the keyboard didn't work in the grub menu along with a slew of other difficulties, so I decided just to kick back to OSX and Windows and lose Ubuntu. What happened is I started receiving the dreaded "Unknown Device String" error upon my trying to boot windows from bootcamp. I tried troubleshooting, and my only results were different errors in the same stage of booting, and blah blah blah... I tried a ton of different ways to repair windows mbr and and some other things, but I've decided to forget trying to fix the boot process.

What I'd like to do is create an image of my windows OS, minus the boot settings of course :) but since I can't access my windows OS, I've got to either do it from OSX or ubuntu. I'd then like to reinstall windows, and restore the OS I currently have. Is it possible? Any thoughts? Thanks for any input guys!

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Hi when switching my notebook it displays automatic repair and then displays for diagnosing PC for hours.I tried to use F2 and found DST failure, and in the firmware management, the BiOS Update and Roll back failed stating the Signature File was not available. How do I recover my data and restore my system? Looking for options and help

Answer:Booting failure, DST failure on HP 15, with 8.1 windows

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome!  I am afraid this is hardware problem - faulty Hard Disk drive (HDD). For details, you may provide me with the full error code that was present there. However, since this is faulty HDD, you will probably not be able to recovery your files (more to follow). Your options: 1) If your computer is still under warranty, please contact HP Support and inform them. They will work with you about the way to replace the faulty component.  Contact HP:>> http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp  2) If your computer is with warranty period expired, you will need to replace the faulty HDD - buy it on your own. There are variety of options - vendors you can choose from - you need 2.5 inches HDD SATA. You can get it online or from PC retail store.You can also consider installing SSD instead of HDD - this is strongly recommended as SSDs are way faster, more repliable and lighter. More info on SSDs:>> http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001396.htm>> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404258,00.asp  How to replace the faulty HDD with new HDD or new SSD: please, find info and instruction in your computer's manual or watch YouTube videos examples for HP 15. If you do not want to do this on your own, please bring the computer (or ship it) to HP Authorized Service Center where the technicians will do ... Read more

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i have windows 7 installed and i want to get windows 8 and ubuntu which are already on a separate hdd.

i had the hdd with windows 8 and ubuntu already dual boot on a separate desktop so i mounted it in the desktop with windows 7 and booted the computer, even though i force the ssd with windows 7 to boot i get to the ubuntu boot manager which i can choose to boot ubuntu or win 8 but not win 7. i disabled that hdd and could boot into win 7.

can i install or rearrange this boot system in bootmanager or a separate boot manager software?

i have a Silicon image SiI 3132 SATAlink controller that boots the 8 and 9th hdd.
its a extra pciex card in the computer on the motherboard.

Answer:triple booting windows 7, windows 8 and ubuntu

Does this PC have an EFI BIOS while the other one doesn't? If so then you'll need to enable CSM or Legacy BIOS to be able to boot the other HD or the image of Win8 you apply to the WIn7 hard drive and try to add to a Dual Boot using EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required)

Then if it won't start you'll need to Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD.

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I have a Dell 8910 with a 2 TB HDD. It came pre loaded with Windows 10. I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 in dual boot from a usb. I disabled secure boot, etc. and shrunk the partition before starting the installation from usb.
However, it goes straight from the language screen to the partition screen, and it does not show the screen where it asks if you want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows Boot Manager. The partition screen is empty. How do I make this installation work?

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Please help, I was trying to install ubuntu alongside windows 10 on my custom desktop. During installation I chose the "install ubuntu alongside windows 10 option". The next option was to select drive and allocate drive space. I chose the were Windows 10 was installed, and distributed the disk space equally for both windows and ubuntu. Later, I pressed continue, it started to process and it gave me a fail message which I can't remember which one. Later, it was late at night so I decided to try installation next day. Next day I booted my pc and windows was gone from the boot manager. This seemed strange as I never got to commence ubuntu installation, I assumed my boot manager was broken. I tried repair my pc option, I tried command prompts that can fix the boot manager that I found searching online, nothing fixed it. I took my pc to a repair shop and they told me my windows partition was deleted. This seemed so strange, how can I have deleted my windows partition if I never fully installed Ubuntu in the first place? I don't have Ubuntu installed on my computer. I chose the "install ubuntu alongside Windows" option which permits dual-boot. Did I actually deleted it and I have to reinstall it? What can I do? Please help
 

Answer:HELP Failed Ubuntu dual boot installation deleted windows

You should have gone into Disk Management in Windows 10 and created a second partition on the hard drive, then installed Ubuntu in that second partition.
It looks like you tried to install Ubuntu in the same partition that Windows 10 was installed in, and wiped it out.

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I have tried to download this via Windows update and also from the website but just get msgWindows 7 Service Pack 1 ? Installation Failure ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED(0×80070005), the error says you should disable any virus/spyware programs, I disabled McAfee, but still get the same error, Has anyone got this to work ?? - Thanks.

Answer:W7 SP1 Installation Failure error 0×80070005

If you have the Mcafee internet suite you may have to disable your firewall also.There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing. - Oscar Wildewww.seadreamerphotos.com

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All,
I have a desktop PC with Vista 32bit installed
Apparently it did works w/o any issue till now
Issue : Dlink wireless key USB DWA140 software driver installation fail becuase an issue with CRC concerning .cab file or setup.exe

action performed till now :
- downloaded latest driver from Dlink web , but same issue
- Contacted Dlink Support , they sent me FTP link to download very latest driver , same issue
- unzip and copied all the file in a folder in C drive and ran installation , same issue
- Since I think might be a regestry issue , I tried to download and install a regestry cleaner. same issue , with same error
Apparently any kind of installation is failing with same CRC issue concerning .cab or setup.exe

additional information :
apparentelly or it is just a coincidence , this start to happen after the Antivirus expiration date ( Dec 31st 2009 )
Antivirus is Norton 2009
Unfortunatelly since, I ' m not able to connect the desktop to the network due to router in different room and USB wireless key installation failure , I'm not able to renew the antivirus or install a new one
I don't know if this might be correlated to the Antivirus , however I left it as comment.

I tried to install same software driver in another PC with XP and it works succesfully and on another Vista's PC succesfully as well
So, looks like the issue is the desktop but I still walking in the dark

Thanks in advance for your tips
Ciao

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it just kept restarting with Windows logo then a SMART message Hard Disk Failure imminent. I downloaded windows to my D: Drive because it was empty thinking I could fix any problems in C: Drive once I had a working operating system installed. Now in my computer section it shows up as C:/HP_RECOVERY and shows the space is still almost full but I can't access any files or programs only the D: Drive is accessible...Can I recover my files and programs or is it too late?

Answer:SMART message Hard Disk Failure imminent error booting PC

If you can have a USB hard drive enclosure, you can connect it to another PC & get your files. Another way would be to boot the machine with a Linux CD & mount the drive. Then copy the files over the network to another machine.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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Hi,

I write this still traumatized by a battle with viruses which was finally resolved yesterday. (Closed Hijack This Forum Post here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...galgar-dy.html)

After doing a Repair Install, I installed Windows Updates, (successfully after MANY failed attempts), and tried to install IE7. Installation failed multiple times.

Now, IE6 gives me this message:

"Windows cannot find '(null)'. Make sure you typed the name correctly then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search."

I can open pages from sites and links INSIDE the browser window, (below the address bar, etc), but any clicking on buttons from the tool and navigation bars give me the pop-up with this error message, and another blank IE6 window.

thanks in advance for looking at my issue!

Answer:IE7 Installation Failure & Subsequent IE6 Error Messages

Hello

Try and download it from one of these three links then install it.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/dow.../getitnow.mspx
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...displaylang=en
http://www.download.com/Internet-Exp...-10595922.html

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Concerning;Title;Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB936929)Originated;Update History Installation Failure Error Code: 0x80200010 Starting with;Download does not start after you accept the EULA on the Windows Update Web siteI followed instruction to register the files;To resolve this problem, you must reregister the following files:? Msscript.ocx ? Dispex.dll ? Vbscript.dll ? Scrrun.dll by entering >start>run>regsvr32 msscript.ocx,This resulted in a completion or success message, I'm not sure wether this was a register or re-register, . . however please can anyone tell me what I am suppose to do next, as per ;http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836936/en-us4. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, click Folder Options, and then click the File Types tab. 5. In the Registered File Types list, click the JS extension, click Advanced, and then click Edit. 6. In the Application to perform action box, type the following command depending on your operating system.? For Microsoft Windows XP, type: C:\WINDOWS\System32\WScript.exe "%1" %* In 5 I did not find the JS extension, ????I did find JSScript Script File, . . . . Is this the same one ????If so does this action apply to all four files, (above) ???

Answer:Sp 3 Installation Failure Error Code: 0x80200010

I found this; Rename (or just delete) the SoftwareDistribution folder and see if it helps. You can use the procedure described here: http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5co...id=21&ln=en Note that a side effect of renaming or deleting the SoftwareDistribution folder is that you lose your Windows Update History listing (not critical). (later on, you can just delete the renamed SoftwareDistribution folder) http://www.eggheadcafe.com/forumarchives/w...ost24597399.aspBut can not make it out, and can not see the relationship with the, Microsoft Online Assisted Support ?Anyone who can co-relate this in explanation I will be glad to hear from !

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Hi all,

I've been attempting to do a clean install (following the tutorial here) on an HP Probook 5310m, using a USB installation disk created from a genuine ISO (from msft.digitalrivercontent.net) with the official Windows 7 USB / DVD tool.

The initial phase of the installation ran without any errors but after the first reboot the installation went back to the start (i.e. the "select language" etc. screen) and did not continue automatically. As I was unable to re-start the installation, I decided to take a rest for the night and so shut down the computer, cancelling the installation completely. Prior to the installation I had prepared the HDD via the method shown here, ensuring there was only one partition before I started the installation.

Now, upon power up, I am greeted with the infamous BCD boot error 0xc000000f, even with the same USB disk used previously inserted and the BIOS set to boot from USB hard drive. I cannot boot from the USB disk regardless of its contents (I tried Partition Wizard and a "Repair Disk" I found online). As a result I can't access StartUp Repair, Advanced Boot or bootrec.exe.
However, if I physically remove the HDD from the SATA connector I am able to boot to the USB disk. Installation operates as normal but obviously there is no disk to install to.

My question is: how should I proceed from here? To my mind, there are 3 options :Buy a new HDD
Buy a SATA-USB cable and attempt to format existing HDD on my other lap... Read more

Answer:BCD Boot error 0xc000000f while booting from USB installation disk

Actually, now that I think about it, inserting the HDD after booting probably wouldn't work as all the hardware has been scanned and initialized by then. If anyone has any other ideas they would be much appreciated!

JC

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I downloaded and installed the updates via Windows Updates.After downloading, the system informed me to restart the computer to finish update, so I did.But when the system rebooted and the configuring process came to 15%, it turns out failure in configuring my computer and revert changing. Then the computer restart again and load without installing those updates.Now the system is informing me to restart again and again everytime when I enter the system.I wonder if there is anyone could solve it.













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Answer:W530 error report: Win 7 pro updates installation failure

Just so everyone is clear, are you trying to "upgrade" your version of Windows 7 Pro to another version of Windows 7, like Windows 7 Ultimate, or are you using Windows "Update" to update the existing Windows 7 Pro software (fixing security flaws etc)?

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Hello everyone,

I have searched numerous solutions for my problem yet I am confused. Please help!

I am currently running Windows 7 and Ubuntu (Windows 7 on C:\) by default.

I want to install another windows 8 Instance. (I can extend my C:\ and make another drive for windows 8)

Please help me how do i do this? Because, I don't want to loose my windows 7 nor boot manager in this process.

Thanks for your help!
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I thought I'd give Windows 10 a try in the virtual machine using VMWare player, but I'm just not having any luck with it. My host computer is a lenovo laptop with a Pentium T2390 dual core processor running Windows 7 x64, attempting to run Windows 10 x86 in VMWare player (apparently my cpu is incompatible with virtualization of 64 bit operating systems). When I boot from the ISO, I see the blue windows "pane" for a few moments, but right before the little round dots are supposed to appear underneath it, I get:

"Your PC needs to restart.
Please hold down the power button.
Error code: 0x0000005D
Parameters:
0x3060F0D
0x756E6547
0x6V65746E"

Just to see what would happen, I tried a 32 bit Windows 8 ISO as well and got the same exact thing (yes, I do have "Windows 8" selected as the guest operating system inside of VMWare player, and I have tried other options as well just to see what would happen, they all do the same thing). A Windows 7 (or earlier) 32 bit installer iso will boot up just fine. I have "Burned" this iso to a USB drive and successfully booted the Windows 10 x86 installer on two computers (including the one on which it refuses to work in a VM), so I know that the iso is good and that the computer should be compatible (I did give the bios setup a quick run down to make sure there weren't any virtualization settings that might conflict with what I'm trying to do as well and didn't see any).

Any ideas why it won't work?

Answer:[SOLVED] VMWare Player: Error 0x5D when booting from installation media

Ah Hah! I answered my own question. Apparently the problem was that even though my processor supports DEP (or "No Execute"/"Execute Disable"), it is disabled in BIOS by default. The catch is that because this was a "value line" computer, there is no option in the BIOS/setup screen to enable this.

The key to getting things to work was following the directions in this thread over on the lenovo forums and use SYMCMOS to change the settings. Here's a step-by-step for anyone else who might happen to be stuck in this boat with a Lenovo N200 or similar laptop:

1. Use Rufus to create a bootable USB drive of FreeDOS.
2. Download Symcmos and place it on the root of the newly created USB drive.
3. Download a DOS text editor. I used "edit" (simply open the ZIP file and extract EDIT.exe to the root of the USB drive).
4. Boot from the USB drive and use the command "Symcmos -?" to see all the commands and their usage.
5. Run "Symcmos -Lsettings.txt" to export all the current settings to a text file called "settings.txt".
6. Type "edit settings.txt" to open the exported file and see all the things that can be changed. The Number on the left in parentheses identifies the setting and the number on the right in brackets configures the settings. For example, The number accompanying "(0267)" will be "[0001]", which means, "disable D.E.P.". Remember that these will be differe... Read more

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Several months ago, I booted my Vista Ultimate Desktop with a Linux Live boot disk. I did not install. After closing out the Linux, I attempted to boot back into Vista, but the machine (evidently) could not find Vista on the hard drive ( the only clue was a cursor blinking in the upper left hand corner of the monitor). I call HP, the computer's manufacturer and was told that I must reinstall everything. After trying virtually everything else I could think of, I finally did as I was told and reinstalled.

Today, due to an emergency, I found it necessary to boot to an Acronis True Image boot disk. I was attempting to make a clone of my hard drive because I was ordered to evacuate my home due to a very large fire nearby. I wanted to clone the drive onto an external disk before leaving. The clone failed, so I reattempted to boot to Windows. The result was a blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner of the monitor. The computer will not boot to Vista.

Evidently, with this computer, any attempt to boot to a CD causes this problem.

I have been evacuated and won't be back to my home for several days, so I do not need an immediate fix. Hopefully, I will have a home left and a computer that needs repair when I return.

Your suggestions are welcome.
 

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This is a 2008 R2 physical server with all available patches installed and SFC recently run.
00:00.000: ====================================================================
00:00.000: Started: 2014/01/16 (Y/M/D) 11:52:19.750 (local)
00:00.000: Time Format in this log: MM:ss.mmm (minutes:seconds.milliseconds)
00:00.016: Command line: "C:\Users\{user}\Desktop\IE11-Windows6.1-x64-en-us.exe"

00:00.016: INFO:    Setup installer for Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428
00:00.016: INFO:    Previous version of Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16526
00:00.016: INFO:    Checking if iexplore.exe's current version is between 11.0.9600.0...
00:00.016: INFO:    ...and 11.1.0.0...
00:00.016: INFO:    Maximum version on which to run IEAK branding is: 11.1.0.0...
00:00.016: INFO:    iexplore.exe version check success. Install can proceed.
00:00.016: INFO:    Operating System: Windows Server: 6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1)
00:00.016: INFO:    Trying to extract ID: SetupDownloadList.txt (0) as "SetupDownloadList.txt"
00:00.016: INFO:    Trying to extract ID: HardwareBlockingList.xml (0) as "HardwareBlockingList.xml"
00:00.016: INFO:    Trying to extract ID: 7006 (0) as "IE11-neutral.Extracted.cab"
00:00.219: INFO:    Trying to extract ID: 5501 (1033) as "Spelling_en.msu"
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Answer:IE 10 and 11 error install failure ERROR: "Neutral package installation failed"

Hello!
Sorry for refresh this old question, but...
Finally i've got solution in my situation! =)
I have Windows 2008 Server R2 SP1.
When i tried to install IE10, i've got this error in CBS.log:
Failed to find file: amd64_microsoft-windows-scripting-vbscript_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21238_none_a51187a7608a895d\vbscript.dll
Steps to correct this error:
1. Download this: "Security Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB2706045)"
2. Don't try to install, it wouldn't =)
3. Extract all files:
AMD64-all-windows6.1-kb2706045-x64_ffc82084794531c27bd4a670408d2c4a4d038ad8.msu /extract:.
4. Run this:
dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:Windows6.1-KB2706045-x64.cab
5. Now you can try to install IE10.

P.S. I think with IE11 problem will be solve in this way too . =)

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microsoft says i need to update .NET framework 1.1 sp1 security update. i've tried to update several times unsuccessfully. microsoft online assisted support said to uninstall all versions of .NET framework and then download and install all versions again. i have 2.0/sp2, 3.0/sp2, and 3.5/sp1. i joined computer hope as "familiar" but am little more than a beginner. any help or suggestions would definitely be appreciated. thanks.

Answer:microsoft .net framework 1.1/service pack1 installation failure error code 0x643

Your post is not clear - did you or did you not completely uninstall .net and then try again?

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Windows will not boot, only gives access to the basic menu to check memory and hard rive. Memory check passes, hard drive check fails and gives error ID OLXV79-81D8K8-XD7WMA-6OU803.













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Answer:HARD DRIVE FAILURE WINDOWS NOT BOOTING

The hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced. If you are still in warranty HP will replace it. If not a retail 2.5" laptop SATA hard drive can be used. Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use HP Recovery Media to install Windows. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd.

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Hi so i installed windows 10 about 2 weeks ago and i didnt like it so TIME FOR A DOWNGRADE. Try to boot to the cd and here is the screen i got

Answer:windows installation not booting...

Od you cant see the picture here Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

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Hello,
I have just installed Windows 8.1 and would like to know how I can boot with Windows 7. I have Windows 7 when I installed Windows 8. Is there a way to go back to Windows 7 with no re install?
Thanks

Answer:Booting with Windows 7 instead of 8 after installation.

How did you install 8.1? To a different partition?

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So recently, the hard drive that came with my computer has failed. So I purchased a replacement hard drive (Blank / Unformatted) and have been trying to re-install Windows 7 Home Premium 62-bit. The only problem is that I cannot boot from the disk, it doesn’t even seem to recognize that one is in it. All I get is the “Reboot and select proper boot device or insert media” screen. Here is my Boot Priority:

1st Boot Device: CD-ROM Group
2nd Boot Device: HDD Group
3rd Boot Device: Floppy Group (Not Installed)
4th Boot Device: Network Boot Group (Disabled because one is not setup)

Note that there is no option to select a USB device as that would require an update to the BIOS which can only be done with a CD-ROM or Floppy Disk (Which this computer doesn’t have). I am wondering if the problem is a driver issue as any CD-DVD Driver would have been on the old hard drive or if it is just faulty. I Have tried both the 32-Bit and 64-Bit DVD ROM for windows 7 (Just in case the older hard drive is for whatever reason not 64-Bit compatible and took out all but one stick of RAM and it still won’t boot.) If anyone can help me figure out what is going on it would be greatly appreciated. Here are my system specs:

Old hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 (ST31000528AS)
Capacity: 1 Tb
RPM: 7200
Firmware: HP35
Replacement hard drive: Seagate Barracuda ES (ST3250620NS)
Capacity: 250 Gb
RPM: 7200
Firmware: 3.A EG
Motherboard: N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix)
Chipset: AMD 785G
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Answer:Problem Booting From A Windows 7 CD After Hard Drive Failure

No one have any ideas?
 

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I am trying to Install Windows 2K/XP on my desktop, But I am getting error message as below.
" Stop: 0x0000007B (0xF2463848, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000,0x00000000)
| "Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed HD's,
| or HD controllers. Check your HD to make sure it is properly configured" and it shows as "inaccessible_boot_device".

After trying for couple of times with xp and 2k I just moved to windows 98 and i was able to install windows 98 and linux successfully without any issues.

I was also able to install xp from other pc to hard disk and I was able to use it with my desktop without any issues.

My desktop has following configuration: Mercury PVM-7 board, 512Mb of ram, Intel pentium dual core processor and segate st3160023as 160Gb hard disk.

Any suggestions to install xp with my desktop???
 

Answer:Installation of windows xp failure

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Can some1 pls help me before smash and burn this dam machine!!! Arhhhhhhhh!

I have been trying to instal windows xp, but without fail everytime it gets to the point were files are being copied it all just breaks down. Formatting doesn't seem to have any problems. When the process reaches the point of copying files, at around 17% a msg comes up saying "this files could not be copied or was copied incorrectly, na na na" or something to that effect. I am then given 3 options, escape to skip file, return to retry and F3 to quit. Retrying proves pointless evertime, so I skip. I probably skip around 10-17 files every time I try to instal, so I'm not suprised to find a blue screen with the DEATH msg when the system tries to boot after the install reaches 100%.

What am I doing wrong. I'm not an expert with computers, in fact I'm a beginner. But never the less the install process is self explanatory, you can't go wrong. But i'm special! Help!!
 

Answer:Windows XP installation failure

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I am attempting to install Windows 7 32 bit oem version on aCompaq Presario S5200NX2.7GHZ CELERON3.0 GB RAM 120 GB SAMSUNG HDNEW,P4M900-M4 MAINBOARDWiped the existing,corrupted windows xp system with SPOTMAU Initially I mistakenly attempted to install a 64 bit version...which started to load files and then informed me of my error by stating I had a 32 bit machine.Obtaining a 32 bit version to use the product key on,I cannot install it as immediately states:BOOT FROM CD:DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK HIT ENTER.Do I need a OPK,or......what?...Thanks for any aid

Answer:Windows 7 32 bit oem installation failure

Spotmau should be officially classified as malware.

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Hi hopefully you guys can help me
I have a hp mini 1000 netbook and i decided to reinstall windows to make sure everything i didnt want on the computer was off. Now during the installation process, someone disrupted my computer and i had to do the whole setup again. There are 5 steps on the windows xp discs setup. When i did the setup for the second time, the setup did the collecting information process, it did the dynamic update, and it also did the preparing installation. But when it gets to the installing windows step, it always says setup will complete in aprox 39 mins and a few mins later an error occurs that prevent setup from continuing. It specifically says one of the components that windows needs to continue could not be installed and the semaphore timeout period has expired. i ran the setup at least 20 times and got the same outcome. I cant start windows now because it always loads the laptop automatically into the restarting setup process when the computer turns on. and it always restarts when the error occurs. Do you guys have any ideas.
 

Answer:Windows XP installation failure

GParted Live CD/USB/HD/PXE

Live ISO 95.5 Meg (cannot fit on floppy!)
==> http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gparted/gparted-live-0.4.4-1.iso?modtime=1222872844&big_mirror=0

Free ImgBurn ISO burning application Download:
http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
Or use your own burning software (Nero?)

Once the Live CD is created, start your computer up with the Live Gparted CD in the drive, and "Boot" from it. Then remove all the partitions

Once completed, start the Windows install process again
 

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Hello,

I am trying to install Windows 8 Pro from a purchased installation disc. My computer was previously running windows 7 64-bit. I inserted the install disc, booted from CD.(I am trying to do a fresh install and wipe the HD. The HD is partitioned though. A system partition (100mb) an HP recovery partition (13GB) and the rest of it(917GB). I selected custom install and proceed with the installation. It is successful and the system reboots. However when it reboots it shows only a blue screen with "file signature could not be verified" for "Winload.exe" and it shows error code "0xc0000428" I have no idea how to fix this as I have no operating installed anymore and I can't boot into this one. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows 8 Installation Failure

Welcome to EightForums.

No need to reinstall old Windows install.

Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
& than Reboot PC to install.
Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

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Alright, I need your guy's help again. I've been working at this for days now and cannot figure it out. I'm currently on Windows 10 and am downgrading to Windows 7.

I am installing Windows 7 via USB. Upon booting the USB I get this error after clicking "setup".

"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.

Note: IF the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step."

Some key notes:

I have using both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Slots. I have tried booting without Legacy mode enabled in the BIOS USB settings but it does not recognize the USB device. I can only boot the USB with Legacy Mode enabled in the BIOS USB settings. My BIOS has a Windows 7 installation mode, it is enabled. Without being enabled installation is impossible as my keyboard and mouse will not work during the setup page. My motherboard is an MSI B150M Mortar LGA 1151.

Answer:Windows Installation Failure

Where did you get your Windows 7 ISO from?

How did you create the bootable USB?


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I have using both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0




Did you use the motherboard ports or the case?

Is secure boot off in the BIOS?

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Hi, I am trying to install Windows 7 in the following brand-new system that I just finished building:

[email protected] Machine #12:
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM Software)
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 240 Dual Core AM3 2.8GHz 2MB Cache 65W
MB: ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO
RAM: 4GB DDR3-1333MHz (Kingston KVR1333D3N9K2/4G)
HDD: 500GB (Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache Dual Processor (WD5001AALS))
DVD: Samsung SH-S223L/BEBS 22X SATA Black DVD Writer Lightscribe OEM (SH-S223L/BEBS-OEM)
GPU: EVGA GeForce 9600 GT/512MB DDR3 (Low Power Edition (40% Lower Power))
PS: 400 Watt (OCZ StealthXStream OCZ400SXS 400W ATX12V 24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black)

The installation fails with the following message:

"Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation.
Error code: 0x80070570"

So, I will restart the installation, and let you know how it goes.

Best regards,
Art

PS: This message is also Posted at PlanetAMD64:
http://www.planetamd64.com/index.php...dpost&p=364233

Answer:Windows 7 Installation Failure

i have had this issue and found out it was the dvd-rom drive try another drive and make sure the cd is clean and scratch free.

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Last night I was installing he Windows 8 RP over my Win7 partition. Now, when I boot up my laptop, I am greeted with a plain black screen, nothing else, no BIOS, Nada. I tried putting in my windows 7 recovery disk, and nothing happens. Is there any way to fix this?

Answer:Windows 8 installation failure

The no BIOS is disturbing as that should have nothing to do with windows or no windows or 7 or 8 or anything like that...

You might try disconnecting the drive completely. See of the BIOS "Press F2..." (or whatever) prompt at least shows up.

Do the fans spin up? Power light comes on etc?

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Can some1 pls help me before smash and burn this dam machine!!! Arhhhhhhhh!

I have been trying to instal windows xp, but without fail everytime it gets to the point were files are being copied it all just breaks down. Formatting doesn't seem to have any problems. When the process reaches the point of copying files, at around 17% a msg comes up saying "this files could not be copied or was copied incorrectly, na na na" or something to that effect. I am then given 3 options, escape to skip file, return to retry and F3 to quit. Retrying proves pointless evertime, so I skip. I probably skip around 10-17 files every time I try to instal, so I'm not suprised to find a blue screen with the DEATH msg when the system tries to boot after the install reaches 100%.

What am I doing wrong. I'm not an expert with computers, in fact I'm a beginner. But never the less the install process is self explanatory, you can't go wrong. But i'm special! Help!!
 

Answer:Windows xp installation failure!!

Have you tried cleaning the CD?
 

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I recently decided that it was time to upgrade to the full version of Windows 7 (32-bit, to keep things simple). The operating system installed with no apparent errors, until I tried selecting Windows 7 from the Windows Boot Manager at start-up. The Windows XP partition (listed as Earlier Version of Windows) still works, but the Windows 7 partition gives an error (Status: 0xc0000225). The info it gives is: "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". The given error has something to do with asking me to unplug anything I had recently plugged into the computer (USB device/MP3 player), but I haven't plugged anything in, so that led me to believe it was a driver problem. However, it seems odd that the RC version of Windows 7 works, while the final version does not. So, I re-installed the RC version so I could use the computer again (the XP partition has driver problems that cause Very strange errors on the internet, so I prefer to not use it, but don't look into those errors too much... I only use that partition for storage now)

I tried reinstalling multiple times, and I tried using the Startup Recovery tool that's on the installation disk, but it couldn't detect any ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

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Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Try clearing CMOS
 

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I just installed windows xp on an old compaq presario computer I have. The installation went fine, and everything was running perfectly. But the computer froze and I had to reboot it. Now it will not boot up at all. It doesn't even get to loading windows xp, it just stops with a flashing cursor on the screen over the Compaq logo. I cannot access the bios screen or anything. I tried to reboot from the installation disc, and that doesn't work either. Please help!!!
 

Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Please do not post duplicate threads.
 

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My computer is currently set up to dual boot between Windows 7 and Windows XP. I mainly use the XP partition as storage, while I run the Windows 7 partition most of the time. The version of Windows 7 that is currently installed is an RC version (Build 7127).

I recently decided that it was time to upgrade to the full version of Windows 7 (32-bit, to keep things simple). The operating system installed with no apparent errors, until I tried selecting Windows 7 from the Windows Boot Manager at start-up. The Windows XP partition (listed as Earlier Version of Windows) still works, but the Windows 7 partition gives an error (Status: 0xc0000225). The info it gives is: "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". The given error has something to do with asking me to unplug anything I had recently plugged into the computer (USB device/MP3 player), but I haven't plugged anything in, so that led me to believe it was a driver problem. However, it seems odd that the RC version of Windows 7 works, while the final version does not. So, I re-installed the RC version so I could use the computer again (the XP partition has driver problems that cause Very strange errors on the internet, so I prefer to not use it, but don't look into those errors too much... I only use that partition for storage now)

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Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

Bump for the day ~ All help is appreciated, so if anyone has Any ideas, post them :)

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~Background~

There were some power failures last week which caused some errors on my hdd and I spent 3 days reading this forum, trying to fix my windows 7 boot.

I finally fixed it after running chkdisk through a Windows repair disk after trying various other solutions to no avail. Thankfully, no files were lost (Besides the most important stuff was backed up)

I have an anxiety disorder and I work solely on the PC.
This incident was very hard on my health so I want to make sure that whatever happens I can get to work.

So I had an idea.

~Idea~

A while back I was reading about dual booting and it seemed quite interesting.
So, I've had this idea.

I have a 1 TB HDD.

It has two partitions, "System Reserved" and "C".

I create a new partition called G of let's say 100GB.

I then transfer my music, videos, photos to an external drive.

I uninstall all unnecessary programms/games from C.

I make sure C has about 50-60 GB of used space.

Afterwards, I make a system image using either the Windows 7 built-in tool
or Macrium Reflect/Acronis and transfer all my media back to C.

Could I then restore that system image on the new partition?

The end result I want to achieve is to have a "backup windows 7 installation"
If something happens to my Main installation, I can get to work on the second one.
Of course I backup my work to an external drive everyday.
I don't want to lose any more working days...

A friend of mi... Read more

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On restart I got a BSOD that i wrote down but ive lost the paper for the error message now. I ran the Recovery Console from the XP CD and chkdsk /r and it finished. When i restarted I got another BSOD:

"UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME"

I ran chkdsk /r using the Recovery Console again, with it completing and then this time on restart I got another BSOD message.

"Stop:C0000135 (unable to locate component) This application has failed to start because USP10.dll was found. Re-installing the application may fix this"

I ran chkdsk again a few times and nothing happened, still getting the same BSOD message on restart.

After more googling I found out to run a repair installation from the XP CD instead of the Recovery Console, the website I used just told me to "continue with on-screen instructions". So I ran the repair installation and the first time I ran it, the computer restarted and I thought it had been fixed. Windows XP appeared to be installing itself for the first time and I paniced because I thought I had accidentally pressed the wrong button and chosen to fresh i... Read more

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Hello, I had installed Samsung SSD Pro 840 on Lenovo G510 with the help of Samsung Data Migration and it was working perfectly but now i want to install new windows and its stucked on the boot progress. Some months ago i had installed new BIOS ver. 3.07 to 3.09. Furthermore, I have installed the Seagate harddrive now but having same booting issue. Maybe of BIOS ver. ?

Answer:Booting problem on Windows Installation

hi jklogic,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
A few questions:
1. Is the Seagate drive the orignal HDD that came with the machine (with Win8.1 preloaded)? If yes, is the system stucked on the lenovo screen (similar to this thread) or during/after the windows loading screen?
 
2. What other version of Windows are you trying to install on the Samsung SSD? If you're trying to install Windows 7 or older, have you tried to the set the following in the BIOS?
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
Boot Tab:
UEFI = Disabled
Boot Mode = Legacy
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Other OS
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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I have a windows xp installation cd extracted to a partition on a computer which I want to netboot from. Then I've netbooted into WinPe which is apparently able to invoke a windows installation given a source directory. The problem is, I'm stuck in volume Q: - which is a ram-disk and I haven't the slightest clue how I'd swap over to the volume I've extracted the xp install disk into.

Thanks.
 

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I downloaded and burned Ubuntu 7.10 to a CD and ran it direct from the drive - good stuff!! Next I wanted to actually install it on my HDD permanently. I created some empty space on my second HDD and told Ubuntu to install itself there, which it appeared to do fine.

I rather naively expected that there would appear a dual-boot process with the Win-XP on HDD1, but nothing appeared and it just boots straight into XP as usual. So I download GAG4.9, create a booting floppy and set up the various boots, which GAG identified perfectly as a Linux partition.

Whilst XP boots as usual from the GAG booter, Ubuntu does not - I get a message saying

"sector boot not found or invalid"

Poking around with Partition Magic, I find the whole of the 2nd hard drive is declared to be 'bad', message is 'invalid extended partition'. Norton disk manager says it is invalid too. The odd thing is, two other partitions that I left on that drive (data backups), are still perfectly usable in Windows, and can still be seen in Partition Magic.

So apparently Ububtu has done something unexpected with the first partition, which makes the whole drive appear to be an invalid extended partition, yet the two extended partitions on there are still intact. Yet Ubuntu boot deos not work.

Can anyone shed light on what is wrong or what I should have done to get a working Ubuntu on my 2nd HDD ?
 

Answer:Ubuntu 7.10 on 2nd HDD not booting

How exactly did you tell Ubuntu to partition the second hard drive?

Ubuntu asked you where to put its bootloader. What did you say?

Try telling GAG to boot the second hard drive itself, not any of the partitions.
 

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At the end of the installation, a window pop up & said "register Itunes auto server is progress", at that time the computer was hanged. Even hard reset can't restore the situation. What I can do is plug off the NB battery. I dunn know why? try as many time. Pls help...thx.
 

Answer:iTunes 9.1 installation failure in Windows 7

Please explain in better English...
 

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Hi

I tried to load windows xp in my pc but during installation (of course many times i tried to install) blue screen saying your computer is having problem like that.........
I checked the memory with diagnostic tool it said no error and also motherboard no error

setupdd.sys at one time and another time stop: 0x000008e blue screen errors came during setup end

Moreover i pressed skip for some files beining with letter w during setup in dos mode ,but successfully installed

will it give any error after installation finishes?

techshan
 

Answer:Solved: Failure of windows xp installation

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I tried to install windows xp on my laptop, but after installing and when it is going to loading windows,a blue screen prompt welcomes me. It says that ''error.. run chkdsk /f'. I tried running it on command prompt but again, i failed. A friend told me to 'slipstream'. but i doubt it is the only way to install the operating system. help.

Answer:G230 windows xp installation failure

Did it blue screen while detecting the hard drive, while loading setup files, or while loading Windows boot screen?





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Suddenly can download but not install Windows updates - in particular for .NET Framework 3.5 and for Windows Office.
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Answer:windows update installation failure

You will need to tell us what Microsoft has told you to do for us to offer advice/help.

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Thank you.
 

Answer:Windows 2000 Pro & XP Pro Installation Failure

Does Windows tell you it can't install because of a mis-reported disk? or is that your assumption? What is the exact error message? the 8meg difference could easily be from the FAT table. Total space and usable space are always different due to formatting.
 

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