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Can not boot hard disk With Windows 7 in a diferent computer (BSOD)

Question: Can not boot hard disk With Windows 7 in a diferent computer (BSOD)


My computer had a problem with the Board so I am trying to boot the hard disk (the O.S is Windows 7) in a diferent computer but when it Shows the Welcolme Screen I always get blue screen. The other computer is a diferent model but I had done this before With Windows XP and it Worked with some drivers problems but It worked.

It is not possible connect a Hard disk with Windows 7 in a diferent type of computer??.

Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: Can not boot hard disk With Windows 7 in a diferent computer (BSOD)

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

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

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Answer: Can not boot hard disk With Windows 7 in a diferent computer (BSOD)

It is not possible connect a Hard disk with Windows 7 in a diferent type of computer??.

Some PC, yes, Some No.

Download the Paragon free try Rescue kit, this may/mayno work for you:
Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning

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First of let me apologise to you clever people for what may be a stupid question but I know no better. I have a 4 year old packard bell 400mghz computer running win98. My friend has a 4 year old 400mghz Time computer that is giving no end of problems. When she bought it second hand thier were no disks to restore it back to factory settings. My computer is a pentium 2 and the time one is some other proccessor.....would it be possible to use MY restore disks to reinstall her computer....if so, is it straight forward or would I need to set her bios the same as mine..I kinda dread that, as I say, I'm not the cleverest when it comes to computers..sorry......thankyou for your time....Andrew.

Answer:install diferent computer with my instalation disk

Nope. It would be ilegal anyway.

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Windows XP sp2 wont boot from hard disk.

After much to do turns out my computer doesnt recognise the hard disk.

I have a seagate 500Gb SATA hard drive, its about a year old, the computer doesnt get hot in the slightest and it shouldnt be dead. I checked the wiring, as far as i can see, its all fine.

only conclusion i come to is that my hard disk is kaput which it shouldnt be. Can anyone give me any other possible solutions to try out before i cry and/or spend money on a new one? theres a lot of data on it i dont want to lose.

If not, ill plug it in to another computer to check, i havent done that yet because it will take me hours - i can only unscrew the hard drive from one side without rearranging the room.


Answer:Hard disk boot failure -> computer won't recognise hard disk

Is your Seagate the 7200.11 series?

We've been seeing a lot of harddrive issues layely that has nothing to do with the drive itself but bad SATA cables aas the cause. Do you have another one you can switch out?

When you say the computer doesn't recognize it we're talking the BIOS here, correct?

Another suggestion is what you have already suggested but I would "slave" it in antother system and see if you can access it that way.

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i have a toshiba satellite a 105-s2101 it ran fine on win 7 for a whille then it crashed, it wouldnt restart at all, i reformatted and reinstalled the os, it took a extremly long time to load and once it did it ran extremly slow, i reformated and installed the original xp on it, an it took a long time to load as well and it ran super slow, i bought a new hardrive, installed windows 7 on it and it went normal, and it ran normal, a few weeks passed and it crashed again, it wont start, and when i plugged the hard drive via usb to another computer it says that its not formatted, i dont understand, is their any known cases like these?

thx for any help

Answer:windows 7 crashed twice on my toshiba satellite on 2 diferent hard dri

That usually means the drive is corrupted to the point that Windows cannot read it.Run Disk Check with both boxes checked for all HDDs and with Automatically fix file system errors checked for all SSDs. Post back your logs for the checks after finding them using Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log.
For any drives that do not give the message:
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems
run disk check again as above. In other words, if it says:
Windows has made corrections to the file system
after running the disk check, run the disk check again.

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My computer was working fine, until really recently, when had started having audio problems then freezing, someone pointed out to me in task manager that my disk was always at 100%, though I think that had always been the case since updating to Windows 10 a year ago. It continued having these issues until it got worse, and I noticed my CPU, ram and disk were all at 100%.Figuring I had a virus on my system at this point(I had ran a scan but notshing), and as I couldn't use any recovery options(disk was locked, restore point not working etc) I did a clean install of windows 10, everything seemed to run soomthly for a day or 2...Then I started getting BSOD(bad config info, registry, etc) and these hard disk errors, I could sometimes manage to get it to boot back into windows and use it, but the next day these errors would return.Quick, extended and a Linux disk check have cleared my hard, and yet I still cannot boot. Having clean installed 10, I figure d it was missing a driver or something, so today I decided to use my recovery Media for the computer.... Still nothing.I've ordered a new hard drive, but Im not sure that will solve my problem. Any suggestions?

Answer:Hard disk 1 3f1 and 301, won't boot or boots but BSOD and re...

Hi, 3xx errors normally indicate HDD is failing. Please try the following fix first: Regards.

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My computer will not boot. Boot device not found Hard Drive (3F0) I have a G7-3ried reset4OUS WINDOWS 7 64 bit. I have tried to reset BIOs  HELP

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My Little Asus Terminator died in december after years of good service - needless to say the hard disk is full of important data.

It was running on Win XP pro, service pack 2.

When I took the case off, I was supprised at the amount of dust covering everything - the worst i've seen - lesson there, clean the inside of the computer every year!

I had to remove the hard disk from my biggi computer, which was working perfectly, on win 98, I think its 1.2 gig proccessor.

I fitted the Asus h/disk and zip drive, switched it on, post went ok, went over to boot up - would not boot, just got an 1/2" zebra crossing line at the bottom of the screen, which went full white from left to right - then just stopped.

I reset and managed to get it to Safe Mode, it started to find driver files, then just stopped again, the screen full of file strings.

I reset again, and used the ?repair? option, but did not help.

I do not have the XP pro cd (thanks to the person I loaned it to to sort their problem out!).

Can anyone help - please!

Answer:Hard disk will not boot in new computer

you will have to get the disk back and run a repair install

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Had the day from hell with my computer, antivirus stopped working and my computer got infected. On safe mode with networking, I ran malwarebyte a couple times, cleaned most all of it out. When rebooting to windows, computer became super slow, like 5 minutes to open a window, etc. I had to force reboot a few times. But then I started getting a screen that demanded a reboot disk. Only one I have is. a windows vista disc. I had windows 7. It won't let me even get that blue startup screen where I can push f keys.
Can anyone give me some advice, or do I need to just get a new hard drive.

Answer:computer infected , cleaned, bsod, freezing, now computer wants boot disk

The problem isn't the hard drive, it's that you are still infected.
I'm going to ask a moderator to move this thread into Am I Infected so that you can work with one of the expert volunteers there to get your system cleaned correctly.

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Please help
I have a problem with my Compaq PC ...will explain from beginning !!
At first when i boot the PC it used to come one message like " splash screen error run rompaq.." and below that black screen F1 to boot....when i press F1 used to boot windows and i can work comfortably the problem...before last two days when i tried to start my PC it won't boot ..instead it shows the same message press F1 to boot (i suspect by mistake i deleted some system file..but it was a normal shutdown i made last time)...after that i made one start up disk from another computer and tried to boot from it ..but i can't ..while booting from floppy it begins the booting but windows not shows like
A:\> mode can code page prepare=((720) ega4.cpi)
failure to access code page font file
A:\> mode con code page select =720 code page not prepared
A:\> keyb us,, keyboard.sys
code page specified has not been prepared
I can enter to C:\ or D:\ etc also can use dir like commands..please help me to solve this problem

Answer:Windows Xp Can Not Boot Both From Hard Disk And Start Up Disk

You have some serious troubles, and need to do some intensive reading on how Windows works, and what happens when a hard drive is corrupted or damaged or mis-installed..
It would be helpful for you to tell us computer, install discs, installed hardware, connection, hardware configuration you have, as well as the age of everything, and the recent history of failures and difficulties..

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OK. Here is all that I have done and the message.
HP Pavillion, Intel. My computer has been running slow the last few months. I have run Adaware, CCleaner and Norton AV and have found the usual spyware, tracking cookies, etc. I did a disk clean up and then decided to run defragmenter yesterday. I went and watched tv and came back to this screen.
Top left it says American Megatrend,
usb 4 storage device auto detecting PRI master IDE hard disk
bunch of lines showing devices
Then Primary Master TQ 100-23 Samsung SV1203n Ultra D<A Mode-5 S.M.A.R.T. capable and status Bad

Then at the bottom

Primary master hard disk S.M.A.R.T. status bad, backup and replace
Press F1 for setup, F2 to continue.

Here is what I did. I pressed F2 and it started up normally. I ran Norton AV and it ran through about 100,000 files the last I checked, I went and did something else. I came back and the above screen was back. I tried to press f2 again, and it keeps going to the XP screen and back here in a loop. I cannot load in safe mode or to an earlier time when it worked. I did the f1 button, but it goes to the computer setup and then back to this screen. I turned it off and this screen pops up right away. I did hear a few weird ticking noises like when you load a program before this happened.

Question: Is my hard drive fried. I have had this computer a few years, probably all they last. If it is--is there any way to get files off of it? Go to Best Buy or something? I... Read more

Answer:Unable to boot computer. Hard disk S.M.A.R.T. status Bad.

The S.M.A.R.T. bad means that your hdd is failing, the clicking that you hear is know as the "click of death". I'm afraid you can count on the hdd failing completely.

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I believe this question best fits here rather than in the security section, so here it goes.

I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop which was running Windows XP, service pack 3.

Two days ago, my laptop began running extremely slowly, which I believe to be the side effect of a virus (The slow running happened immediately after I approved a program - I don't know which one- for outbound internet access).

Also, I had not installed any software or hardware recently.

I had resolved to install some anti-virus software to correct the problem, as the software I had was out of date, but I found that my computer was running so slowly that I could not install or run programs anymore. I decided I would reformat the disk.

I restarted the computer one last time to see if I could get a few word documents off that I want to retain, and was given a blue screen which reads "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME", then at the bottom of the screen reads "Technical Information:

I have tried starting windows on subsequent attempts using the following options:
-Safe Mode
-SafeMode with Networking
-Safe Mode with Command Prompt
-Last Known Good Configuration

Each time getting the same "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" error.

I figured I should try and boot the computer off a bootable CD, i.e. my Windows XP disk, however when I change the boot sequence and try to boot off the CD I get the err... Read more

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Hi, everybody. I am having a horrible problem with the disk drive! OK, let me explain... (By the way, my OS is Windows XP Professional SP2)

As my detailed explanation is very long, let me tell you the summary of my problem first:


I switched on my computer, but an error message appeared saying "Boot failure. Insert BOOT disk into A: Press any button when ready"
Used Windows CDROM and selected the repair Windows option. But the repair process failed because it said that there are no hard disks in my computer eventhough I have a primary disk and slave disk in my computer.
Used BOOT diskette. Following options appeared:

First harddisk, first partition
First harddisk, second partition
First harddisk, third partition
First harddisk, fourth partition
Second harddisk, first partition
Second harddisk, second partition
Second harddisk, third partition
Second harddisk, fourth partition
Previous Operating System on C:

Selected 'first harddisk. first partition'. Following error message appeared:

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information"

Entered BIOS. Statistics showed that primary hard disk and slave hard disk 'not installed' although I have a primary hard disk and slave hard dis... Read more

Answer:Solved: Computer can't boot up and hard disk not detected!

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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

Does anyone have any idea of the ... Read more

Answer:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...


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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.


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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Hi, I have just recently gotten a new computer which came with Vista. Previously what I have done with any new operating system I got was installed it into my old computer. However, I came to find out you can only have one computer assigned to each cd, unless I wanna buy another one, which is unecessary.

I wanted to get rid of Vista and return to XP but the XP disc would not install because of multiple errors, such as missing ntldr.

So I decided to use deriks boot and nuke to clear the hard drive, and that went smoothly.

Now, here is my problem... When I insert the XP cd it spins for a while and eventually comes to an error screen with:

"no boot sector on hard disk"
"CARDBUS NIC boot failed"

30 seconds or so later I also get this message

"No bootable devices"
Also, when I just start the computer normally, it does go to a screen that says no operating system found, which makes sense.

The weird thing is that the Windows Vista CD still starts up and goes to the installation area when I boot from CD drive, So I know my CD drive is working properly.

I have tried the XP CD in another computer and it works fine.

The computer with the problems is a Dell Inspiron 8500.

Sorry if this has been answered somewhere but I grew tired of reading through threads only to come to a very general solution of booting from the XP disc, which wont work.

Since I used deriks boot and nuke, I have not formatted and repartitioned the drive ( I don't know i... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows XP Disc won't boot - no boot sector on hard disk..

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Wondering if people can help me troubleshoot this problem I'm having.

I've got a Win 7 64bit installation that keeps freezing. I've got two hard disks - windows & programs etc. on old 250gb and new 1tb disk for my docs/pics etc. I've got an ATI Radeon 7500 graphics card installed as well.

Ever since I set this system up it freezes. It can be while anything is happening - word processing, web browsing, installing updates, playing COD - there doesn't seem to be a pattern.

Because it doesn't get to BSOD I get no error reports. The whole system freezes and has to be restarted. Sometimes startup repair appears and finds nothing.

Last week I tried a repair install of Windows 7 - this really didn't help as it seemed to make it worse, it installed but it crashed every time it tried to install the updates & then would spend the next 20 minutes reverting the updates. So last night I formatted the 250gb disk and did a clean install. This morning it crashed again on the updates!

I'm toying with the idea of buying a new h/d but thought it might be worth seeing if the graphics card is also causing the issue - how would I best go about troubleshooting the graphics card to see if that's the problem?

Any ideas would be great as my wife is ready to kill me as she uses the computer for work, whereas I get a nice stable laptop provided by my work!

If you need more info let me know



Answer:Computer freezing (no BSOD) - hard disk or graphics card?

Hi Nick,

A couple of places to start:

1. Please run this tool to populate your forum profile with your system specifications. This will help us a lot. Don't forget Step #5 in the tutorial.

System Info - See Your System Specs

2. Download the appropriate tool for your hard disk from this site, and do a diagnostic check on the disk. Post the results back here.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.


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already brought a new RAM but didint solve the problem;

Answer:BSOD a lot of diferent errors

The zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump.

Follow it: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Go to Option Two, Point 2. Download the .reg file and merge it in registry by double clicking it.

Now wait for another BSOD. When it occurred, search the .dmp files manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump. See if the crash dump is recorded or not (hopefully it will be recorded).Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Dont run any disc cleanup tool before you upload another zip.

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Here goes my (sorry if it's too) detailed description:I was watching a video on-line and suddenly a bunch of windows started popping up for some kind of (most likely) fake registry/anti-virus software.  I tried to close all of the pop-ups and stupidly must have clicked the wrong thing on one because a program began to download.I shut the computer down, and when I tried to normally boot up, the computer shut down.  I was able to boot up in safe mode, but it (some kinda virus) kept shutting the windows firewall off so that I had to constantly re-enable it.  An alert also popped up every time I booted up in safe mode saying something like "explorer cannot find ***, please run chkdsk".  (I'm sorry I can't remember exactly what it said!)  When I ran chkdsk it said that were errors found but it did not fix them.  Arg!The day after doing all of this, I tried to boot up in safe mode again, and I got the BSoD.  I get the same message whether I try to boot normally, in safe mode, or any of the other safe options.  This is it:-----------------------------a problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.CONFIG_LIST_FAILED   If this is the first time you have seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer.  If this screen appears again, follow these steps:Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.  If this is a new installation, ... Read more

Answer:config_list_failed BSoD, unable to boot to windows or boot from install disk!

CONFIG_LIST_FAILED usually means lack of RAM, or disk space is extremely low.You have a lot of RAM. Do you think, it's possible, you're running out of space on HD?320GB is a lot.

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Hey everyone.

Every time I boot up my PC, windows will load, but will take forever to load, during which lots of disk thrashing occurs, then gets the BSOD. After the BSOD, the pc will automatically reboot. After it reboots, the BSOD will not show back up, however it still takes about 5 minutes of loading and disk thrashing for the pc to be usable. I'm thinking it may be a RAM issue, but I was wondering could it be something else (before I Have to buy any RAM). I'm also wondering could it be a driver issue or something like that. The problem happened around the time I uninstalled AVG free antivirus, but reinstalling AVG didn't fix it and I'm not 100% sure that's the problem. I'm going to run memtest program sometime soon (I understand it takes a while). I've run system restore, anti-spyware programs, and the repair tool on the windows recovery CD. Anyways, I've attached the SF Diagnostic Tool info to this thread, and attaching my specs I got from Sysspec, but let me know if there is anything else that would be useful in resolving the issue.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows bsod on boot, slow boot, disk thrashing.

Welcome to Seven Forums.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff800033d8cda, 1, 18}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ObpCreateHandle+29a )

Followup: MachineOwner


Usual causes: Device driver, hardware, System service, compatibility, Remote control programs, memory, BIOS

System Optimisers

Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 6 Public:Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 6 Public
Please remove the following software:

This software is a known cause of BSOD's. The windows 7 operating system does not require these registry cleaning software. They often tune-down rather than tune-up and can wreck the OS beyond repair. Microsoft have improved Windows 7 significantly and it is much better at organising and optimising itself than its predecessors. Check this, this and this thread for evidence.

If you feel the need to use a registry cleaning or optimisation software, most of us recommend the use of CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - ... Read more

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Hello there,

I'm getting random BSOD withing 20min of starting my machine, if that time passes the PC stabilizes.

Answer:Random BSOD, diferent errors each time

Welcome aboard.

BugCheck 19, {3, fffff80003069750, fffff80003069740, fffff80003069740}

Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+a53 )

Followup: Pool_corruption
BugCheck 19, {3, fffffa8003659ce0, fffffa8003659cf0, fffffa8003659cf0}

Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+a53 )

Followup: Pool_corruption
BugCheck 19, {3, fffffa800365a5e0, fffffa800365a5e0, 6e664d4605210202}

Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+a53 )

Followup: Pool_corruption
BugCheck C5, {8, 2, 0, fffff80002ff6a9b}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ndis.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ndis.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ndis.sys
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\netr7364.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for netr7364.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for netr7364.sys
Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+1df )

Followup: Pool_corruption
BugCheck 19, {20, fffffa8005aa9c70, fffffa8005aa9cf0, 4080001}

Probably caused by : rdyboost.sys ( rdyboost!SMKM_STORE_MGR<SMD_TRAITS>::SmIoCtxWorkItemComplete+330 )

Followup: ... Read more

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When I try to boot up my desktop PC normally I see first, for a couple of seconds, a flashing cursor in the top left of my display, this is followed by a line of cursors flashing swiftly across the bottom of the screen. Then a smiley face appears at the bottom left with a blinking cursor. The object looks like a domino with two dots in the top half like eyes and 3 in the bottom half, resembling a smiley mouth. Nothing further happens, it just stays like that.
I can start Windows by booting from my setup CD. PC-Cillin does not recognise any virus, neither Ad-Aware, spybot nor spyware blaster detect anything. I could not get to the command prompt from windows, the virus locks out the keyboard and mouse when I try to access the command prompt, so I have used the Windows set-up disk to delete my partition, format the new partition, and I have re-installed XP Pro. The problem remains.
So, having completely formatted my hard drive, where is this virus living, and even more importantly, how can I get shut of it?

Answer:Cannot boot up in windows from hard disk

you could try and reset cmos by removing the battery from the mother board for a few minutes and putting it back in,. then uppon start up you will have to enter the cmos setup (BIOS) and make any changes nessesary and save the new configuration.

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I just put together my first home-assembled PC. Everything went more or less smoothly (as smoothly as could be expected), and Windows installed fine. However, after installing Forceware and some other drivers and utilities (all of which came with the hardware) and rebooting, the system does not boot of the hard disk, saying "Disk boot error. Please insert boot disk and try again." Once I reboot with the XP CD in the drive, it says "Press any key to boot off CD..." While I dont press a key, it still boots. So it boots off the hard disk only when the cd is in?
Help please! I dont want to have to put the XP CD in my computer every time I want to boot.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 1GHz HT Socket 939
ASUS A8N5X Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD
Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin SDRAM
SAMSUNG SpinPoint 250GB Hard Drive
SEAGATE Barracuda 120GB Hard Drive
SAPPHIRE Radeon X1900XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16
LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE
COOLER MASTER Wave Master Case
ViewSonic VX924 LCD Monitor

Answer:Windows wont boot off hard disk

Do you have your BIOS set to boot from your HD? Maybe it is trying to boot from your CD ROM at all times and not your HD at all. Check your BIOS settings and make sure your hard drive is on the boot sequence.

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I have two HDDs on my computer, and they were both running fine until I had to manually reboot after a lock-up. Now, when I turn on my comp with both of the HDDs plugged in, the Windows XP loading screen freezes up and doesn't do anything. However, the same computer works fine when I unplug one of the hard-drives (the 200 GB one) and just have my 60 GB plugged in.

Any ideas why this would happen?

The hard-drive I believe is causing the problem:


Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

2.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache

WDC WD600BB-00CAA1 [Hard drive] (60.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMA8F1138441, rev 17.07W17, SMART Status: Healthy

Board: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. A8V Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0219 11/03/2005

Answer:Windows Won't Boot After Connecting Hard-Disk

Try changing the jumper to suit the intention of the hard disk.

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Hi, I have been using windows xp, installed on a ATA hard disk. Recently I bought a SATA hard disk and installed windows 7 ultimate on it. I installed the new windows unplugging the previous hard disk and it boots ok. But now I don't want to switch from win XP to windows overnight, since it is a home PC and every one is used to the previous settings and all.

Now when I plugged in the old hard disk, there is no option to boot from my new windows. And the new hard disk's drive letters start from the previous one's last drive letter, where I want the new hard disk's 1st drive to be C:.

Is there any way to keep the previous installation and choose in boot time from which windows I want to boot from? Also how can I make my new hard disk's drive letters start from C:?

Thank you

Answer:Want to boot from a new hard disk with windows 7, keeping the old XP

The Windows 7 C:, will only show C: when you boot Windows 7.

To boot the HDD, use the One Time Boot Menu.

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I first got the windows 10 wifi bug crashing windowsThen got the HP bug black screen When I restarted it with the HDD in I get Boot device not found, Hard Disk 3F0 (no OS found) So I connected the HDD to another PC, the drive is fine the OS and data is all still there and I made a back up. So how do I get my OS booting again? HP? Windows 10HP Envy j144na

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I registered my windows 7 starter asus netbook for windows 10 upgrade, and then cloned the 250GB slow 5400rpm hard disk to a 240GB SSD ( about 80GB was left on the C drive, nothing on the D drive, and the 80 MB and 10 MB partitions I thought were the dual
boot linux partitions-but they werent, that is actually on the motherboard!). So the new SSD contains a single 220 GB window 7 partition which paragon assigned the letter H, and the two tiny partitions are there I
suspect the 80MB partition might be the ASUS repair partition. When I put this disk in and tried to boot it refused. It did boot into the splash screen (a very limited Linux OS thast just web browses, skypes and looks at photos) then I was able to
use the windows repair disk I made and it corrected the boot error and when I logged in I got the black screen with mouse cursor. I was able tyo use ctrl alt del to start the task amanger and start explorer.exe. That allowed me to boot to a "temporoary"profile
which it said would disappear when I logged off. a few programs worked but control panel office etc didnt. I could only start google earth, adobe reader and a couple of other things. A little message in the corner said "this copy of windows is not genuine".
I am hopeing not to do a complete reinstall, is there a way to get it to boot eg by changing the drive letter from H to C? if I boot into the windows repair copnsole and command prompt wil that let me use eg diskpart to change the dri... Read more

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I am fixing a friends laptop that is running Windows Vista 64 bit Home Premium. The Laptop will not boot into Windows and it tries to self repair, but without any success. It say's there is a hard disk error - System 32/system/config/default.

His computer didn't come with a Vista reinstallation CD. This is my plan.

1. to create a recovery Vista CD and try and repair.

2. Back up all his Documents using a Bootable disk, then reinstall the operating system.

3. Use the UBCD4Win and use registry restore(little unsure on how to do this).

Are these all viable options and is there something else I can try as well. Appreciate the feedback.

Answer:Unable to Boot into windows - Hard Disk error

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Hi everyone, I just created dual boot with both Windows 7 home edition and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Both windows also original license. I want to use another Windows 7 for testing purpose, but I don`t want to use virtual machine. After I installed the Windows 7 Professional, I able to see another partition windows 7 from My Computer. Is there any way to hide another partition from My Computer or disallow to access to it? If one of my Windows 7 got virus will it affect to another Windows 7 as it can access to another Windows partition?

Answer:Dual Boot both windows 7 in same hard disk different partition

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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My home pc is currently running windows xp, it was turned off without shutting down and has since shown a bsod when it is starting up. This occurs in safe mode aswell as regular startup. I was advised to try repairing using my xp disk, or reinstalling the os

I cannot find my XP disk but I do have a new retail copy of 7 home premium 64 bit. I was hoping I could fix the problem with that. I have changed the boot priority in BIOS to the DVD drive but it doesn't load, the disk spins up for a few seconds before spinning back down. This repeats for approx 30 seconds before giving up and booting the hard drive.

I'm at a complete loss so any help or advice would be great!

Answer:BSOD on startup & Windows 7 won't boot from disk.

Quote: Originally Posted by Nirlez


My home pc is currently running windows xp, it was turned off without shutting down and has since shown a bsod when it is starting up. This occurs in safe mode aswell as regular startup. I was advised to try repairing using my xp disk, or reinstalling the os

I cannot find my XP disk but I do have a new retail copy of 7 home premium 64 bit. I was hoping I could fix the problem with that. I have changed the boot priority in BIOS to the DVD drive but it doesn't load, the disk spins up for a few seconds before spinning back down. This repeats for approx 30 seconds before giving up and booting the hard drive.

I'm at a complete loss so any help or advice would be great!

You cant use a win 7 dvd to "repair" an XP install.

You have to either download an XP image, or if you have a valid key for win 7 install that.

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My hard drive died and it needed replacement. Did so. Had originally been Windows8 but upgraded to Windows 10. Unable to re boot with reinstall disks. Need BIOS boot specs, screen info to use disks.

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Finally I have a problem where I can''t make heads or tails from.
I have a very old Pentium II computer, using Windows XP which I use as a music cumputer. It suddenly stoped working. What it still does is booting: it finishes POST operation, checks BIOS, recognises that keyboard and Mouse are attached, it correctly sees my hard drive and cd-rom drive. Then it switches to my hard drive and is supposed to start windows, but it just gets stuck there, giving me an ugly black screens with a blinking cursor and that's all. I've tried reinstalling Windows from CD and that works fine until it restarts and the hard drive is supposed to take over from the CD-ROM. It gives me the same screen. The silly thing is that up until that moment the computer has been copying files from the cd to the hard disk, so the computer is able to work with the harddisk. I've checkdisked the HD and everything was fine. I've placed the HD onto another computer and it was able to read the HD,, so the HD is OK. I've repeated everything with another HD with exactly the same results. So, the computer is working, nothing wrong with the MoBo, the HD is working, cables are fine (I've replaced them as well), computer is able to work with the HD, but it just won't work when windows is supposed to start up. I've a;so made sure that the master/slave jumpers are ok, so that's not the problem either.


Answer:[SOLVED] hard disk doesn't boot, start up windows

try another power supply in it

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hi there!

this is my first post. please excuse if i have done it in the wrong place.

using axiomatic software i backedup my system partition of 20 gb to the 80 gb exboot usb external disk.

i enabled, boot from usb in my bios, selected external disk as first boot priority and started the computer.

the external disk boots, reaches the windows splash screen, i can see the moving illuminated squares, but windows fails to load.

the computer reboots and goes to the screen which asks whether to load normally, or safe mode etc?

i tried the options, safe mode etc, but no luck.

could anybody suggest any error on my part?

thanks for reading and for any help in advance.

i am using windows xp with service pack 2.

i use a intel 915 gav motherboard.


Answer:exboot usb external hard disk fails to boot into windows

Can you please post a link to the axiomatic program that you used to back up your hard drive.

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I've broken my system with what I suspect is malware (misclick on an advert on a sports streaming site).

1. BSOD with 0x0000007B
2. Windows repair fails with 0xC0000225
3. bootrec from the recovery disk fails because it can't find the harddisk
4. diskpart from the recovery disk reports the disk as marked invalid, can't be brought online or recovered
5. However, all the data on the disk is present and accessible from a bootable linux drive (also backed everything up)
6. A linux mint install (with WUBI) works perfectly from the same disk

I'm thinking of trying:
How to fix “Invalid Disk” error in Windows 7 | Mike Norman's Blog


Error message occurs after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive
I got the second link from:repair invalid dynamic disk

Problems: Link 1 needs me to use a windows based hex editor to edit the disk. I don't have access to another PC to hook up this drive to (it's a laptop drive, I can pull it out, but I don't have the cables to connect to another system).
Link 2 needs me to use the registry editor, also something I can't do. Also, I'm not sure if that will actually fix it.

The last post entry on technet lists an elaborate thing using linux to do the hex edit listed in the first link. I haven't really understood it. Anyone have any ideas about how I should try to fix this?


Answer:Can't boot into Windows 7 64b, BSOD 0x7B, System disk invalid

Start your HP tap your esc immediately after power on this should bring up the setup menu select systems diagnostics and run the HDD test check to see if your drive has failed.

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Hi.I've been reading forums all night and have seen this problem all over the place, a lot of it happening in the last few weeks. I'm possibly thinking its a spyware problem or a virus.So, last week I had a problem. I had gotten some spyware that deleted some dlls or something to that degree and prevented me from going into safemode. I did a system restore to a week prior, and was then able to go into safe mode and used Superantispyware and Malwarebytes to kill the spyware. I didn't have another problem until today.Today, I was using a web-browser to watch a TV show (nfl) online, and I got a random BSOD. It gave the typical generic recommendations about adequate disk space and driver-video adapters and a code ending in Ox804FB03c. Then I rebooted expecting to go back into safe mode to try another search, but it would blue screen on a normal boot and in attempting to go into safe mode. I saw this : IRQL_NOT_LESS_OK_EQUAL.I took out my RAM one by one to see if it was a problem : BSOD prevails. I took out my network card and video card and a second HD. Still BSOD on safe mode and on normal boot.I put in an XP cd to boot from disk and went into the BIOS to set it to boot from the CD first. It does boot from the CD but I never get the option to press "R" or anything like that I see recommended in most of the forums. The "Press any key to boot from cd" option comes up - I press a Key and it immediately starts cranking through a series of files that a... Read more

Answer:BSOD in Safe Mode, Can't boot Windows XP Normal or From Disk

I guess I have to ask...what's your point? I'm a little slow and I really don't understand the purpose of your post.

Are you just typing for finger exercise...or are you asking for assistance with a malware problem?


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Hello, I've got an HP dv6000 laptop with Windows XP. I got a Trojan virus in the system32/userinit.exe, and my antivirus wnet and automatically deleted the file before I could do anything and then restarted. I can't log on to my laptop at all, not even in safe mode. I lost my Windows disk that I got when I bought the laptop, so I went to the microsoft site, downloaded the SP3 iso file and mounted it onto a bootable DVD. But I can't get my computer to boot from the DVD, even though I put the disk drive first in boot order. The screen comes up, and it says press [esc] to change boot order comes up, then it shifts to a black screen with a flashing command line (that I can't type anything in), then it says briefly 'Caldera DR-DOS' and goes back to the first screen. It goes in a cycle, and I've tried changing to boot order again, pressing keys but I just can't get it to boot from the disk.

Any suggestions? I've tried multiple CDs and DVDs, but nothing works.

Answer:Computer won't boot from Windows disk

Hi .Assuming that the SP3 update...can counteract whatever is not necessarily true.SP3 is designed to be a security update, not a repair tool or device. Whatever defects a system has before it is installed...are likely to continue, if they have no root in the XP install itself.So even though you say that you attempted booting from a Windows disk...that is an incorrect interpretation, since Windows means XP, in your case.I don't know much about laptops, so the best advice I can suggest is that you review the repair procedures available to you courtesy of HP...and try those (since you do not have an XP install CD). alternative would be to borrow or burn a copy of an XP install CD...and then attempt to use that to repair your HP system via the Recovery Console.One alternative would be to download an .iso file containing the Recovery Console...burn that to bootable CD...and then use that to attempt repairs.Download Recovery Console, Bootable ISO - The issue of malware will probably remain unresolved by any of these actions and will need to be addressed if/once the system boots.Louis

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I have my serial number that I got from Microsoft a while back and I burned the iso to a bootable dvd however when I try to boot with the burned disk, all that happens is I get a black screen with a flashing cursor at the top of the screen. I left the computer like this for aproximately 2 hours tonight and it never ended up booting up.

I've tried using imgburn as well as magiciso to burn the image to the disk and both of them have made coasters of several dvd disks now.

From what I remember when I first installed Win 7, I was atleast able to double click on the setup.exe program and it would bring up a windows 7 window in vista that was like an installer. However when I try that now, I just get a message telling me that autorun.dll is either not made for this version of windows or it is corrupt. I can't imagine the iso file becoming corrupt from simply sitting on a drive that I rarely use between the last time that I burned the iso image to a dvd and installed Win 7 and now.

Perhaps this is a common issue that somebody here knows how to deal with. Apparently MS isn't allowing any more downloads of the iso so I'm pretty much stuck with the iso that I have an hoping that it's not really corrupt.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 disk won't boot computer

You have to get the computer to boot from the CD-Rom. You might have to click on F12 for the boot options or access the bios by clicking on the "delete" key while your computer is starting and then change the boot order.

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So I just built my computer a few days back and everything was fine until i screwed something up in disk management. I tinkered with what drives were marked as primary partition and now windows wont boot without the installation disk being in the drive. Any idea on how I can boot without the disc in the drive? Thanks.

Answer:Computer won't boot without Windows disk.

Welcome serpexaflexa

Looks like you un-Hide your system reserved partition & assigned it a drive letter.

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Operating system is Windows 8 supposed to be a new computer...bought it from local computer shop. Asus 64 bit...4 GB... I tried to check for updates and it "could not search for updates" error code 800703F1 ..." and shortly thereafter I got the warning "windows detects a hard disk problem. The disk it lists failing in details is HGST HTS545050A7E680 Volume: C:\

Answer:New computer? Windows Warning Hard disk is failing..

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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I'm trying to replace my hard disk of my computer that has Windows Vista OEM. I have the recovery CD's with me. If i buy a new hard drive, and install it in to the computer, will i be able to install OEM version of Windows Vista i had in computer using the recovery CDs?

Answer:Replace the hard disk of a computer that has OEM Windows Vista

You should be able to do that, if the disks work. Usually they do, sometimes they don't.

You won't end up with an OEM version of Windows. You'll end up with an OEM version of Windows plus whatever other stuff was on the PC when you bought it---whether you want that other stuff or not.

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So I recently installed Windows 7 Home Premium on an Acer Aspire 5349. I've been having a bunch of issues with it since the install.

Firstly, When I boot, it takes me to the "Disk Check" screen and tells me that one of my disks needs to be checked for consistency. However, the disk in question isn't something like "C:" or "D:" it's "\\?\volume{c4afec15-cb60-11e4-9583-806e6f6e6963}". The disk check also automatically cancels. It doesn't prompt me with the usual " Press any button to stop the disk check" option, just straight to " Disk check has been cancelled"

When I eventually get to the desktop, I get the screen " Windows detected a hard disk problem ". I look at the details and I'm told that my C:\ drive has been reporting failures. When I check the status of the disk via the Disk Management tool I'm told that all my partitions are healthy.

When I actually use the laptop, it's very slow and frequently freezes. It takes a while to catch back up and sometimes these freezes lead to a BSOD. The BSOD message was KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR. I checked the event viewer and it also seemed that before certain crashes I would have driver controller error on an IDE Port. I've attached a picture of the disk check screen, event viewer, and memory dump. I apologize about the quality of the pictures, I couldn't screenshot the images on the actual laptop as it was freezing and crashing too often.

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Answer:Frequent Freezes, BSOD, Disk Check auto cancels, and Hard Disk Errors

DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardware
Ensure all data is backed up, then run the DOS version of the LONG test of SeaTools, and report the result:
SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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Hi i have a 74 Gb western digital hard drive with C: and D: drives (i partitioned them)
the D: drive has all my gaming applications on it and the C: drive has all the files for windows/and other crap like firefox, etc.

I was once reformatting to XP from Vista and in the middle of reformat my computer shut down causing a major problem. the answer was my graphics card died... now i have an EVGA 256Mb 8600GT with DX10. I brought the drive to my neighbors house and he can use it just fine, it boots and everything... but... the problem is that when i bring it to my house, and i insert the drive it goes to the Nvidia Boot Agent and after a while displays HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. My current BIOS Boot order is Floppy, CD, and then Hard Disk. I don't know why it wont boot, but the copy of XP has been verified and it works great on my friends computer... why won't it start on mine?
Please help me !

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hi sir,im vijay..
im usin 2tb segate new hard disk my system i cant able to boot my os and also my hard disk ...its showin that hard disk boot failure insert system disk press enter ...i restarted many times its sayin the same my gigabite mobo bios my hard disk is not get detected sir....the problem is that wen im installin the new os for 2nd time its all went nice only sir but at the completion of the os it wil ask for the user name and password but in my system its frozen sir fully of black screen and i cant able to do anythin so i restarted my system from that im gettin this error as hard disk boot failure insert system disk press enter.....that my new hard disk and all of my data is in that hard disk only..this problem arises wen im installing the os for 2nd time sir...till now its showin the same error sir...

plz help so confused..

Answer:hard disk boot failure insert system disk press enter

Repair MBR:

Boot From the Windows Install Disc
The first thing you?ll need to do is boot off the install disc, and then click through until you see the ?Repair your computer? link in the lower left-hand corner.
You?ll need to choose the correct installation of Windows and then click the Next button.
And then you?ll get to the System Recovery Options screen, where you can get to the Command Prompt.

Repairing the Master Boot Record:

If you want to restore the master boot record, you can simply type in the following command:

bootrec /fixmbr

You can also write a new boot sector onto the system partition with this command (which is often more useful):

bootrec /fixboot

And of course, if you just use bootrec /? you?ll be able to see all the options.

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my hp dv6443 laptop harddrive was erased by killdisk to get rid of scripts or whatever was causing the sluggish performance. The windows version was Vista home. When trying to reboot from the original disk recovery cd to get the maching working again, the err2err3 displayed at start up. I have read about creating a bootable cd with partition recovery, but have been unable to figure out how to create one. I can drop the free partition builder programs onto a cd, but I don't know how to make it "bootable". But I may be going down the wrong path. Any ideas? Is this problem fixable, or should I just throw the computer away. Thanks!

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when starting my computer, and no boot disk is inserted, i get the error message:"HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK PRESS ENTER" when a boot disk is inserted, windows xp starts up if no button is pressed after a boot disk is inserted. I cant work out how to boot from hard disk immediately, and it is set as primary boot device. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!!

Answer:Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk Press Enter

Just go into the Bios and (For my motherbaord) in Advanced BIOS Features, set primary, seconday etc boot devices as you like.

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I won't go off on one about why I need this but I have a new computer which I need to start up off a Windows 98 startup disk but right now all it does is say something about the NIC boot agent which quickly disappears and then "Starting Windows 98..." with a blinking cursor below it. It then just sits on that until I restart it.

It's got a Foxconn G41MXE motherboard and the rest of the specs are here:
but I assume the motherboard is the only relevant component here. I'm not really able to make changes to the startup disk other than to put new drivers but I can make BIOS changes as well.

Cheers in advance.

Answer:Computer won't boot off a Windows 98 startup disk

Just what media are you booting from, that doesn't look like it has a floppy. If your booting the Win98 CD it doesn't have sata drivers so it will not load.
Maybe if you tell what your trying to do we can help a little more.

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My hard drive went out on my computer that was using Windows XP. I only had a recover CD that was provided when I bought the computer. I installed a different hard drive and found out the recover CD wouldn't work. I then decided to go ahead and buy a full version of Windows 7 home premium to install on my computer. I put the 32 bit version disk in the cd and the computer won't boot from the installation disk (nor will the 64 bit). It will boot other bootable cd's but not the windows 7 installation disk. What do I need to do to be able to install Windows 7 on my computer? Thanks in advance.


Answer:Windows 7 installation disk won't boot computer

Given full retail copy Windows 7 purchased, contact Microsoft for a replacement DVD -

Also contact retailer you purchased the Windows 7 DVD from.

Regards. . .



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About two years ago, I won my Lenovo laptop through my school, thanks to Google. The thing is, they never sent me a Windows 7 installation disk. It came to me with Windows already installed on it. I don't have a product key, but I have my laptop's serial number. And my computer has been going haywire on me. No way to repair install, as it seems. Anything I can do about this issue? (Hopefully besides buying a whole new laptop)

I really don't want to resort to downloading a different OS, but it seems that's what it's coming to....

Answer:Computer refuses to boot, and I don't have Windows 7 disk

What are the problems?

Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
startup repair disc-create

Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Lenovo Recovery
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

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So I was running low on hard drive space so I ran disk cleanup because windows prompted me too. Looking at the selections it seemed to all be temporary files & update files. Given that it was going to give me about 20 GB I ran it and messed around on my computer for a good 20 min afterwards and everything worked fine but then I closed it down went away for 5 min and then came back. When the computer went to boot it failed at the loading screen and went straight into startup repair. No files were changed in that 20 min and the only thing I did was surf the internet on reddit in that time. I don't know if I had an update ready to go, but I'd read on the internet that occasionally that happens and can cause issues if you delete windows update file through disk cleanup (which I did).

It boots to startup repair after trying to load windows files. Only oddity when it is boots up it says it's looking for files in D:/Windows ... my installation drive is C:/ and I don't have any other partitions on this harddrive. D:/ is my cd drive, but my bios is pointing bootup to my C:/ so I'm a bit confused on why it is looking at D:/. I don't know how to point it at the right place, but I have command prompt option that starts out pointing me at X:/Windows/system32 I can't cd to other places. I can execute files that I'd expect at this location like DISM, but I have no idea what to do through the command prompt that could help me. Not even sure that is a problem since it appears like the ... Read more

Answer:Ran Disk Cleanup Now Computer Won't Boot To Windows

Windows prompted you to run disc cleanup ?

Never heard or seen that before, anyone else ?

Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

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My mom's computer started having issues booting a day ago, it seemed like something was draining all of her cpu's power. I verified that was not the case, and ran the computer in safe-mode. I downloaded Ccleaner and cleaned her registry with it (Yes, I verified that the registry values it removed/modified were safe, most of the having to do with programs I know were removed from the computer.) After a re-booting it appears the BCD has gone corrupt, it would be an easy fix, but her computer, (Bought at the store in a IVY Tech college.) did not come with a windows install disk, so repairing the BCD has proven difficult. Is there any other way I can do it? (I did ensure she made some recovery disk's when she bought it, but as far as I call tell, all they can do is fully restore windows.)

Answer:Windows will not boot, computer did not come with a install disk

See if using one of these bootable anti-virus CD's rescues the computer
Burn the .ISO at a slow speed. ImgBurn is good, but be sure to uncheck extra toolbars

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I formatted my hard drive today and after a reboot I got the message: "Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk And Press Enter" If I insert my Vista disk, hit f8 at startup and go to boot screen, click on boot from CD, then bypass the boot from CD option it will start Vista. I have checked my boot sequence and it shows booting from the right drive. My hard drives are SATA. Im stumped fellas......

Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
Two Hard drives but the second just for backup (not in RAID)

This is what my system information tool says on the hard drives:

Type Vendor Model Size Interface Temperature
Direct Access Device HDS72258 0VLSA80 SCSI Disk Device 82 GBytes IDE RAID
Direct Access Device Western Digital WDC WD16 00AAJS-60PSA SCSI Disk Device 160 GBytes IDE RAID
Direct Access Device SanDisk SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro USB Device 1019 MBytes USB USB
DVD TSSTcorp SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro USB Device USBSTOR RAID

Answer:Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk


Changed my partition to active and re-booted, gave me this: "BOOTMGR missing"

Tried to repair with CD and the operating system was showing up on D:, dont know if this is usual but thought it show show C:

Went to Cromt in repair option and tried to rebuild bootmgr with this command:
"bootrec/rebuildbcd" restarted computer............BOOTMGR missing

Was then able to boot from second hard drive (D from boot screen.......finally gave up and formatted fine now.

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I have an acer aspire z5600,All in one.2 weeks ago I began getting virus'. They wiped out my desktop,slowed my computer and now it won't boot.Did I create a system image? no, of course not.Using a windows boot repair disk I tried booting the computer. If the cd is in I can 'press any key to boot from cd' and it will load some files and end up on 'system recovery options'. Anything I choose here results in the restarting of the computer and back at a blinking cursor.It will scan to try and repair but after a long while it says it can't repair it. The only backup to restore from is April 17 2011. When I pick that it says it restores but does not.No memory hardware scan either. Pressing F8 at startup does not bring up the advanced windows boot options menu. So all that being said my question is does this sound like a harddrive issue?Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:windows repai disk not working to boot my computer

Do you know the manufacture of the hdd installed in the unit? You can look up your factory specs'>HERE

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So, recently, I've gotten the Windows Anniversary update, and as a result, have had more frequent error screens, that lead to the computer restarting into a boot sequence where the computer ultimately just says "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" and I bypass this by turning the computer off and back on. This has been a reoccuring problem, but only just recently, when I completed the update, I have been receiving this error up to three to four times a day, if my computer is left unattended for more than ten minutes. I looked at my update history, and spotted this line repeated at least four times a day.
? Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3176495) - Error 0x80242fff
I'm not sure what is going on. Any help would be appreciated.

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If you have installed a large hard disk of size say 2 terabytes or more on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 you may find that the computer may start slowly.
WHY? KB2505454 explains that this issue occurs because the Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider is being initialized.
To fix this issue, you will have to specifically request for and apply a hotfix from Microsoft Support.

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Hi there!. I was wandering if anyone could help me out. I am running XP pro and although i recently updated with SP2 the PC appeared to be ok. Now when i try to boot up i get DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. If i put my operating disk in it loads the various files and proceeds to windows setup if i chose to set up windows XP now ie re -install the whole system it goes to the licence agreement then to the windows xp professional setup offering options either to set up windows on the selected item or create a partition or delete the partition . Most imporantly in the box below it states 57240 mb disk o at Id on bus 0 on atapi and underneath <setup cannot access this disk> which is worrying. In the bios it appears to be able to detect the fact that there is a hard disk drive available. If i do press enter at this stage a darker blue screen appears stating that a problem has been detected and that windown has shut down to prevent damage. It then goes on to suggest things that are not possible ie boot into safe mode ofr update or disable drivers it gives the following technical information which for me as a beginner is as much use as a wooden eye. It say ***STOP: 0XOOOOOOO8e (OXCOOOOOO5,OXF99C6CFD, OXF95 A5800, 0X00000000)
*** Setupdd.sys- adrress F999C6FD base at f999d000, datestamp 3d6dd67f
whatever that means
If there is anyone who can help i would appreciate it. I assume the hard drive is ok and the connections are too.

Answer:Disk boot failure and the missing hard disk

Moved to Windows. This is not a business applications issue. Good luck!

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I bought a f500 series Compaq laptop... ok, It's originally with VISTA but the previous owner installed Windows 7 Ultimate in it. Runs ok and everything but I want my lappy to be in its original state. OK... here's the problem I spent HOURS and hours trying to solve without success...
I can't boot my Laptop from USB, CD-ROM, USB FLASH DRIVE nor External disk drive. I checked BIOS. I set the boot order like I'm supposed to, DISK > USB > HDD. Nothing happens.
I hit f10 for BIOS setup... or ESC for Boot order and I only see Hard Drive as boot option. No CD, USB... I tried to "repair computer" (F8) and I get no repair option, only restore option with restore points.
I have use Partition manager to check partitions. I am unable to install RECOVERY MANAGER. I get missing "HardDisk.dll" or when I install hdd.dll, I get error code that Recovery Manager is unable to run.
I have recovery Disks for both VISTA X 64 and WIN 7 X 64 and both are no use since I can't access those.

I tried to upgrade my BIOS F1.71 >>> Running the BIOS upgrade software I got from HP official site... I get to the point where the Software tells me it is creating a FLASH BIOS and I get immediately the blue screen with "memory dump" message. This happens every time I try to upgrade.

I'm not too knowledgeable in computers but I can troubleshoot easily with good instructions... I've tried everything and I come across with a problem after a problem. It's so frustrat... Read more

Answer:Unable to boot my laptop from DISK, USB, ANYTHING but Hard [email protected]#%

There has to be a setting in the BIOS that is stopping you from booting from the USB or CD/DVD drive. That is IF those to thing actually work.

Have you checked to see if the USB and CD/DVD drive work?

As to the memory dump when trying to update the BIOS. You are doing this from inside Windows? I would suspect that because of the memory dump error.

99% of the time the computer/OS BSODs from memory errors. Memory errors come from bad memory.
If the notebook has 2 sticks of memory remove one of them then try the BIOS update. If it still BSODs put that stick back in and remove the other.
If it still BSODs then try it from a Safe Mode boot or from a Command line boot.

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Hi everybody
Recently i had to repair Southbridge on my laptop by a technician but after that, My laptop is unable to boot from nothing but HDD. despite changing all available settings on mobo(enabling boot from CD/DVD,USB HDD and etc) seems that none of them are being enabled.Is there any possible solution?
My Laptop Specs are as follows
Acer Spire 5738G
OS: Win7 professional 64bit
Memory: two 4GB modules
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 Graphics
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 (2.2GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

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okay... i am using pentium d 2.8 with 2gb ddr2 in my pc. my motherboard is ecs p965t-a v1.0b. i have 3 hard disk, one ide interface 80gb which i used for installing my windows vista and programs exclussively. and 2 sata 250 and 160 gb. i was using asus for my video card before with 128 mb memory. and i then i changed it to nvidia geforce 7300 256 mb. fe days after installing my new video card, windows started to boot slowly and sometimes even takes an hour. so i thought the windows was damaged so i tried reinstalling it and it works okay again. but after a few days again it started to boot slowly. so i was thinking that something is wrong with my video card but is not. i noticed that in "computer", my other sata hard disk does not appear.. but sometimes it would appear and dissapear again. sometimes i can open it but sometimes not. so i am getting confused if my hard disk is damaged or not. my hard disk is seagat 7200 rpm. i need your help guys and i hope this will be solved. thanks alot!

Answer:Windows vista not detecting my hard disk or my hard disk is damaged?

Well that paragraph was hard to read...Double check all your connections to the drives.You say you thought there was trouble with the vis card " but it's not " did you determine this ? ?Have you checked your system operating temps ? ?

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Hi guys,

I will try to explain this as simple as i can.So let's start
I have laptop ASUS N75SF and it is a year old,so i have decided to format.I have two separate hard disks that are the same brand,SeaGate 9500423 AS, each 500 gb capacity. Before i decided to format , one of my hard disks(that is my partition D) started to make strange noises and it was not recognized,but i was using my laptop without problems because my windows was installed on my other hard disk (that is my partition C).So now my question is this :
After i formatted them both i have no clue which one is which ? they are like :
Disk 0 Partition 1 465 gb
Disk 1 Partition 2 465 gb
So how do i choose the one that is better and not having problems to pust my winodows on?
I know that i can buy new one and replace it with the one that is having problems,but right now i have no money to do that .I am student

Thanks in advance

Answer:Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem

I'm willing to bet that Disk 1 is the bad hard drive since the bad hard drive was the D: drive.

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Our ISP (Time Warner) contacted us to let us know bootnet activity had been detected on our account. (They emailed and then we called customer service and they notified us of time of activity and name of virus.) Had Avast installed at the time but it did not catch it. Event viewer shows numerous "warnings" at time ISP says activity detected, but nothing ever came up on screen.
We have a hand me down laptop with 64-bit Windows 7 Home from friends but did not get any disks with it.
We've run Kaspersky TDSSKiller, Windows Security Essentials, Norton, Avast, and FARBAR - none of them found anything.
I'm at a loss. Below are logs from FARBAR. Any help is appreciated! Thanks so much!
FARBAR FRST and Addition.txt files attached.

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Hi all,

Here's what's happened...

i have Windows 7 on a 500GB SATA hd running fine.

Yesterday I decided to install Windows XP Pro SP3 on a spare 160GB SATA HDD which I have, and I did this via the notebook upgrade bay (2nd HDD caddy) where the DVD drive would be. I left my 500GB internal (Windows 7) HDD in the computer and during the XP setup DVD specified for it to install on the 160GB HDD.

The problem is every time I boot my computer, it tries to boot XP.. even if i change the boot sequence or try to manually boot the internal HDD from the boot menu...

i tried to remove the 160GB XP hard drive hoping that this would leave the computer to boot the 500GB Windows 7 x64 OS... But instead i get this message on the screen..

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

Can anyone give me any advice on what I need to do to be able to boot properly into my Windows 7 HDD again?

I have Hirens BootCD at my disposal and have managed to boot into Windows 7 fine using the option presented on the first screen. After a reboot the message above returns...

Many thanks in advance,

Answer:Computer disk hardware configuration problem (Windows 7 boot)

UPDATE: I have also tried to run a startup repair from more than one Windows 7 installation DVDs and get the message: "This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair".

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Hello. I want to know if is possible to relocate the destination for windows updates to a diferent partition?
I did a fresh install of : xp, vista and ubuntu in the same hard drive (20gb partitions) and my vista partition (20gb) is to small for the operative plus the updates I got 2 extra partitions 1 for vista stuff and 1 for xp stuff, is any way to install the vista updates in the partition for vista stuff?

what if I resize the vista partition from xp using partition magic?

any help will be apreciated

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Only when plugged in and running, the lapop shuts down.  On reboot, Boot Disk Not Found  Hard Disk (3F0) Never happens on battery only. Today, I Performed a hard reset and Restored BIOS default settings.   Tested the hard drive using HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI. Also ran HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI on power supply, system board, and memory.  No problems found.   Happened again tonight. Heat? 

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Hello everyone,

I am new to the forums and not sure where the best place to ask this question is, any help would be appreciated, even if you refer me to somewhere else.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 (2.5 years old). All my data is backed up so I have no concerns about recoverying data.
First, the laptop crashed and ran several chkdsk on start up. I froze several times during this. It said it had fixed some errors then started up again.
This time it wanted to do start up repair. Same thing kept happening, froze at least twenty times during this. Eventually it gave me the blue screen of death.

'Technical information

*** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA8004C1D260, 0xFFFFFA8004C1D498, 0xFFFFF8000130DDA0)'

This repeated several times. I ran the diagnostics and it told me the hard drive could not be found (error code 0146, 2000-0146). Essentially, it's a Dell laptop (I know) and I am not bothered about recovering the hard drive.
I would, however, like to install Windows 7, or alternatively Linux, onto my external hard drive. But I just can't seem to get it to work.
I have extracted a Linux iso to the external hard drive I want to install on, onto a cd, onto a FAT32 8gb usb stick, but it has given me the bootmgr is missing error every time. I have tried it with the interal HDD in and removed.
I am no longer concerned about the internal HDD, i can use it for a door stop for all I am concerned, I just want to load ANY os onto my external hard drive so I can get the la... Read more

Answer:BSOD HDD Failed - Install Windows 7 on external hard drive from boot

As a temporary work-around, you should be able to run Linux from the CD or USB.
This would allow you to use your machine until a better solution is suggested.

If you can get Linux to run you might be able to format the internal HDD (using GParted for example) and then reuse it (temporary solution).

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I have two hard disks, one Seagate 120 GB one and another Maxtor d540x-4d
5400 rpm 40 GB UATA/100 drive. My problem is that the maxtor drive used to
work fine, but recently, it is recognized by BIOS and Device Manager in
Windows, but it is not shown by either the logical disk manager in disk
management or My computer. What is the problem? Any remedies? THanking you

Answer:Hard Disk recognized by bios, but not by My computer/Disk Manager

You need to partition and format a drive to see it as a drive letter in Windows.

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I have a problem regarding my external Toshiba hard disk 500 GB where it can?t be detected in my computer and also disk management. I have formatted the external HD since I was asked to format it when an error popped up.
So I formatted it and after the formatting completed, I tried to connect the hard disk to my Windows Win 7 laptop. When I connect it to the laptop, it can?t be detected and yet the hard disk is blinking with its white light like it used to when it is connected to the laptop. I tried the disk management thingy, but it can?t detect my hard disk. I tried in other laptops but the result is same
What can I do to make it better? Please help me.

Answer:External hard disk not detected in My Computer and in Disk Management

First off, how old is your Toshiba external HDD? Also, when it starts to spin up, do you hear any sort of clicking or whining noise?

If you hear any noises that sound off, it's possible your external HDD is failing.

When you formatted it, what file system did you use to do so? Because sometimes even if Windows can't detect it, I have had success with booting with a Ubuntu Live CD, and then connecting the external HDD in order to format it that way. It all has to do with how Windows formats HDD's and how Ubuntu and other Linux systems do.

If you can I recommend downloading Ubuntu onto a CD and boot to it on one of your computers, in the Live CD mode, so it doesn't install anything. Once its loaded, plug in the Toshiba and try to format it as NTFS (this is important, because Ubuntu doesn't use it as a native file system, so you need to make sure that NTFS is selected on the format window, not EXT4 or the other types of Linux OS File Systems)

If it doesn't work, post back here, and I will see if I can help you some more. Also feel free to PM me if you have any other issues.


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I yesterdy tonight fitted an HP e-pc C10 with a new hard disk, and the disk
has been partitioned, formatted and set as primary. Using the HP
Recovery CD which came with the machine, I installed Windows 2000 on to
the new disk.
The install went without hitches until the very first full boot. Admin
sign-on is completed, then Win 2k spontaneously shuts down and
re-starts. On the re-start we get an error message: Boot failure, disk
not recognised. Press any key to restart the OS.
On pressing the key the boot once again fails. This is very hard to
understand, as the machine successfully booted in to the install
programme twice. Furthermore, the bios detects the hard disk as a
Primary IDE correctly. Yet, at the crucial moment of finalising the OS
boot the system fails.
Anyone any thoughts?

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Please help.
The prob started 6 months ago and I just shelved the computer to work on later, pulled it out again this week and it worked fine for a couple of days. Now it's back.

My computer will not boot from it's hard drive, searches for bootable drive and can't find one except for A:, and I never made a rescue disk. The BIOS setup progarm can't find the hard drive. Drive spins up fine, cables in the case seem to be seated firmly, sounds from the computer are normal. I have a cd-rom drive and a cdrw drive the cd-rom is fine but the cdrw does not have any power at this point in the boot process. And now on top of all this, my moniter has just quit coming on.

I don't have to have any of the data on the drive, but I want to have the computer working.

I NEED advice, I am stumped.

Answer:Windows 98 computer won't boot from hard drive

In order for me to help you, you have to help me out and tell me some information about your computer.
How old is it?
What hardware devices are in it....etc...

BTW it sounds like the harddrive is going bad. Just cus it's spinning, doesn't mean it's working correctly. but since I have little info on your computer that was all i can come up with...

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I am having this Hard Disk problem. My old Hard Disk (Samasung 500GB) (bought in 2010) started showing signs of corruption (like Windows doing chkdsk at every boot, and data getting lost). So I bought a NEW Hard Disk (Western Digital 1TB) last month (Sep 2016) to backup all the data from old one. I didn't have time to backup but wanted to use PC so I Clean Installed Windows 7 64bit on the New Western Digital 1TB and used it about a month without any problems.
A couple of days ago i decided to backup up the data. I reformatted the New Western Digital 1TB with Gparted and did a clean Windows 7 Install again. I connected the old Samsung 500GB to the motherboard and started copying the files to the new Western Digital 1TB.
Suddenly Windows showed me an error "Windows detected a hard disk problem" which makes sense because the Samsung 500GB is old and might be failing BUT the error is showing both of my Hard disk in the dialog box.
Is my new hard disk corrupt as well?
Why is Windows showing my new hard disk as failing?
Can Windows mistakenly show both hard disk in error?
Please help i am confused. sorry for a confusing question. i will answer anything required.
I have taken the screenshot of the error message, they are in attached files.
1)The 1st Screenshot shows both my Hard disk in the error box (OLD Samsung and NEW Western Digital WD)
2)The 2nd Screenshot shows only one of my Hard disk and its the new one (Western digital WD)

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HP All-in-One ENVY 20 TouchSmart PC  HP 20-d034 FAILURE ID : 60FQG2-008GM-MFPP0K-60HR03PRODDUCT ID : H3Z72AA#ABA I moved up to windows 10 with the free upgrade.  I received the failure message from Windows and ended up resetting my computer to its original state which was windows 8.  It is now 8.1 and the hard disk problem still pops up. I don't have alot of experience replacing hardware in computers.  Is this an issue I can resolve myself?  Please advise. 

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I let my teenager borrow my Dell Latitude E5500 using Windows XP and he returned it with the blue screen of death reading:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer . . .

Technical infomation:
*** STOP: OX0000007E (OXC0000005, OX8AFB0988, OXBA503BE8, OXBA5038E4)

When my computer boots, the Windows XP screen appears followed by the BSOD. I cannot get it to boot -- even if I use F8 and attempt Safe mode, or restore to last known good configuration.

Any ideas on what I can do to resolve this?

Answer:Windows XP BSOD, computer will not boot

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I'm making a image for installation of windows 10.
I make a USB flash drive with WINPE. and once the device starts into WINPE, it will automatically start to install windows 10 by calling "dism /apply-image".
Normally i just shutdown the computer after installation, but now i want to reboot the device and boot into the windows i just installed. But i can't, because if i reboot the device, it will boot into WINPE again and start another turn of installation of windows.
How could i temporary boot into my windows 10?

Answer:How to temporary boot into hard disk if my first boot option is USB?

Seems like you are doing it backwards. Set the hard drive as the primary boot device and temporarily boot the USB flash drive the first time. Then on restarting the first time during the Windows 10 install it will boot to the hard drive and ignore the USB flash drive.

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I have a HP DV6600 with a fresh HP factory install of Vista SP1. Newest Bios update, and virus free. When I boot up i see the HP screen with boot options down across the bottom(F2, F9, F10 etc) then it goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor in upper left corner. The hard drive lcd does not blink at all. If I reboot and press F9 to select boot options that menu comes up. The only option there is Internal Hard disk or Enter Setup. If I select Internal Hard disk it will boot every time and run great from there on out, untill I go to restart it again. Any suggestions?

Answer:I can only boot with select boot device- hard disk

Sounds like your hard not your first boot should be.


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I'm making a image for installation of windows 10.
I make a USB flash drive with WINPE. and once the device starts into WINPE, it will automatically start to install windows 10 by calling "dism /apply-image".
Normally i just shutdown the computer after installation, but now i want to reboot the device and boot into the windows i just installed. But i can't, because if i reboot the device, it will boot into WINPE again and start another turn of installation of windows.
How could i temporary boot into my windows 10?

Answer:How to temporary boot into hard disk if my first boot option is USB?

Seems like you are doing it backwards. Set the hard drive as the primary boot device and temporarily boot the USB flash drive the first time. Then on restarting the first time during the Windows 10 install it will boot to the hard drive and ignore the USB flash drive.

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Hello everyone,
My problem occured this morning when I went to turn my computer on. Normally it would boot up fine and go straight into windows. However this morning when I turned it on the DOS screen came up, showed my computer processor name and then froze. Nomrally it would display my computer informtion because of the POST however, the only thing it displays is my processor then everything freezes. My computer beeps once as it normally does. But you don't hear the sound of the hard drive booting up. Also it completly freezes, delete and F8 dont work it. I have also tried booting off the Windows XP CD but it also doesnt work. So I'm not quite sure what the problem is. Does anyone possibly know how to fix this or what might be wrong?

Heres some of my computer info if its needed...
It's an AMD Anthlon XP +2500 with 1GB of RAM and a 80GB Maxtor hard drive

Thanks for reading,

Answer:Computer Won't Boot...Windows, RAM, Hard Drive, POST?


Disconnect the hard drive and see if it will clear post and if you can enter bios.

What motherboard do you have?

if you get into bios check your boot order and set to

1st floppy
2nd cdrom
3rd hdd

Now see if you can boot from cd but don't do anything just let us know, if this works we will have you download some hdd manufactuers tools to check the drive

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It formats a partition, then installs, then reboots like it should. But it won't boot from harddrive, it still wants to boot from DVD drive.

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Hi, everytime I startup my computer it gets a BSOD often with KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR 0x7 win32.sys svchost.exe. After that i get a screen with: system disk or disk error press F1 to save, if you are running unix you need to setup with F10. I don't know what to do i really need my computer for school can someone please help me ?

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III-processor, x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 510 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82815 Graphics Controller (Microsoft Corporation), 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 14315 MB, Free - 1790 MB;
Motherboard: Compaq, 0684h, , 8114DYSZ04Y6
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Hijack this

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:44:41, on 9-9-2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17023)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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Answer:BSOD + system disk or disk error can't start up my computer please help!

The error means that you have a hard drive failure and you will need to replace it. I'm not sure if you can still retrieve your data from it.

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Hi, everytime I startup my computer it gets a BSOD often with KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR 0x7 win32.sys svchost.exe. After that i get a screen with: system disk or disk error press F1 to save, if you are running unix you need to setup with F10. I don't know what to do i really need my computer for school can someone please help me ?

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III-processor, x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 510 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82815 Graphics Controller (Microsoft Corporation), 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 14315 MB, Free - 1790 MB;
Motherboard: Compaq, 0684h, , 8114DYSZ04Y6
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Hijack this

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:44:41, on 9-9-2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17023)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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Answer:BSOD + system disk or disk error can't start up my computer please help!

I'd suggest you run a diagnostics on your HD.

Alternative solution would be to:
The error code KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR STOP: 0x0000007A states that the requested page of kernel data from the paging file could not be read into memory. It appears that there are some issues with the hard disk.

Use check disk command for any errors on hard disk -

Warning: Microsoft does not recommend interrupting the CHKDSK process. Microsoft does not guarantee the integrity of the disk if the CHKDSK program is interrupted. For safety you can back up your data before using the check disk command.

Use the check disk commands as follows:
1. Click Start.
2. In search window type 'cmd' and ENTER. Right click and select 'Run as administrator'.
3. Type at the command prompt CHKDSK /P and press ENTER to scan the disk.
4. Then type CHKDSK C: /F /R and press ENTER to repair corrupt sectors, if there are any.

NOTE: The root drive has to be C: and the command may schedule a task at the system startup, if it does, then press Y to schedule a task and restart the computer to perform chkdsk.
Once chkdsk completes, boot to the desktop and then check.

But if it's the HD itself may well need replaced.

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Yesterday Windows Explorer began to stop responding fairly frequently, but would restart itself without issue and continue to run fine. Today, Windows now freezes completely every 45ish minutes - usually a random program stops responding followed by everything, the mouse gets stuck, CTRL+ALT+DELETE does nothing, and it stays frozen this way. I've had one BSOD happen right after this occurs (I couldn't get the error code with auto-reboot but I just turned that off). The most recent freeze I got a "The logon process was unable to display security and logon options when CTRL+ALT+DELETE was pressed" message, and Windows just stayed frozen that way with nothing responding.

Upon hitting Restart button on my case or following the BSOD auto-reboot, my OS drive (a Crucial M4) it isn't detected in the BIOS, leading to a "Disk Boot Failure" message. Oddly, if I do a cold boot from this point and power back on, the Crucial M4 is detected and Windows starts normally. I can also boot normally after shutting down and restarting from within Windows. But no matter what, around 45 minutes later Windows then freezes again in the exact same way, repeating the cycle. I'm totally at a loss, please help!
System Specs:
Core i5 2500k @ 3.3 ghz
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
Windows 7 64 Bit SP 1
8 GB Ram
Crucial M4 64GB, Firmware 0001 (OS drive)
Seagate 1TB (for storage)

Answer:Random Freezing/BSOD, Boot Disk Failure, OK Cold Boot then Repeat


There are no .dmp files in the attachment. Please check this thread: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSODand configure for Small Memory Dumps.

In addition, please go through this thread:

Let us know if the troubleshooting steps mentioned help resolve your problem.

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Sorry if this post is lacking info. I am posting for a friend via telephone.

He is building a PC and when he turns it on in regular mode, Windows XP begins to load, but he then gets the BSOD.

When starting in Safe Mode, he gets a bunch of spammed directory listing pop-ups trying to load drivers.

This is the BSOD error message:
Stop0x0000007e (0XC0000005,0XB8268756, 0XB84C342C, 0XB84C3128)

Also, when he boots he gets a CMOS battery low message. He replaced the battery and is still getting the error message.

ANY advice or input would be appreciated, as this is a huge mess.
Thank you!

Answer:BSOD Windows XP- Self-built computer won't boot

If building a new system, why is XP being installed?
Where did the XP CD come from?

Your friend s/b installing Windows 7.

Regards. . .



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I think i was infected with a virus after which I received the blue screen of death. Now my laptop just loads up to the XP logo and just restarts.

I get this blue screen:

STOP: 0X0000008E (0XC0000005, 0X804DA2C0, 0XF73025C4, 0X00000000)

I have run the CHKDSK command as well as fixboot and fixmbr but this does not make any difference.

Is there anything else I can do to save my laptop?

THANKS in advance


acer aspire 1604lc
2.8GHz P4
1GB ram
xp pro

Answer:Help BSOD 0X0000008E computer will bot boot into windows xp

That error could be tied to a bad memory stick

Lets us know a complete step by step process of what you did and what the results were.

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I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on to a dell xps and having a lot of problems.
The Computer has 3 harddisks
C:\ - Vista (Came preloaded With the Pc when i bought it)
D:\ Vista Recovery 10GB thing (Came preloaded With the Pc when i bought it)
F:\ Empty drive i want to install windows 7 on
J:\ Harddrive for everything else

The problem is when i boot from the disk i can start the installer but when it allows me to choose where to install to the harddrive always comes up as "Can not install blah blah, Windows can NOT boot from this Disk"

I have tried all sorts of ways to get around this like unplugging everything apart from the cd drive and harddrive i want to install it on, im getting really fed up with this. Is the problem that im trying to do a dual boot?
I also read somewhere about getting sata drivers for my motherboard but after hours of searching the web gave up.

All i can tell that my motherboard is is a FOXCONN LS36 but i can't find sata drivers for this anywhere!
On the dell website i tried all of the Sata downloads but if i locate the downloaded file whilst in win7 setup it doesn't like the file.
Am i doing some majorly wrong and stupid here?
Please help me!!!


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I'm using windows 7, haven't had many problems until now. I just moved into a new apartment and i worry it's some power related damage... i don't know.

I had the computer running when i moved in. Then i went to buy groceries, came back, accidentally kicked the power strip on/off switch beneath the desk with my foot and windows hasn't started since.

When i start the computer i have full access to my bios.

if i boot from my HD i am shown a windows error recovery screen asking me to start windows startup repair or start windows normally. Selecting startup repair gets me a loading bar then a black screen.. maybe after 10 min i will get a blue screen like the background of the ui when installing windows.

If i start windows normally i get the windows logo then a very fast BSOD flash then the computer restarts.

Booting from my windows 7 install disk lets me choose between install and repair... language selection.. then it freezes and i get the same windows style back slash ad infinitum.

Thanks guys, i really hope i don't have any permanent damage. Anxiously awaiting your replies.

Answer:Computer Freezes on Startup, won't boot from Windows CD or Hard Drive.

What Brand and Model PC?

Since you can get into the bios look for a PC(hardware) Health page and check the temps and voltage listings(12v, 5v, 3.3v).

If it a stock OEM PC reset to factory defaults save and exit the bios.

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Ok first off I want to say I've searched and searched and searched to no avail in trying to find a solution to this I've come to the conclusion it's software and not hardware based. Let me start from the top.

I've had an older computer (HP Pavilion a408x) out of commission for a while due to a 'sploded psu. I finally get around to ordering one, install it and everything is good. I bring it back to my office and hook it up to the internet and as expected there's updates. So I up date it and after the updates are installed the computer restarts automatically (weird yes) and as it's coming back on it detects errors and runs CHKDSK. So I let it run and it gets to part 2 of 3. At this point in time my partner is really needing to print sometime and all computers print through this computer. So after about 45 minutes CHKDSK is still on part 2 at only 15%. So I'm like "screw it" and manually shut down and restart. It's at this point I get a "primary master hard disk failure" at the boot screen. Letting start up continue I get a "Stop : c000021 unknown hard error \systemroot \system 32 \ntdll.dll" At this point I realize something is delectably wrong.

Found this thread, which didn't help much. At some point the c000021 error stops and I start getting "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter" and I found this thread, which didn't help much either. I have also been searching other sites as well.

Here's what I found ou... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive not found "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

Anything would be super helpful, even if it's bad news. I just need to know if I can get this remedied or not.

Another thing I noticed is that the HDD activity light on the front of the computer does not blink or show any activity.


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Hey everyone. Not sure if this belongs here or the Windows 7 thread, so move if need be.

Okay, so every time I boot up my PC, windows will load, but will take forever to load, during which lots of disk thrashing occurs, then gets the BSOD. After the BSOD, the pc will automatically reboot. After it reboots, the BSOD will not show back up, however it still takes about 5 minutes of loading and disk thrashing for the pc to be usable. I'm thinking it may be a RAM issue, but I was wondering could it be something else (before I Have to buy any RAM). I'm also wondering could it be a driver issue or something like that. The problem happened around the time I uninstalled AVG free antivirus, but reinstalling AVG didn't fix it and I'm not 100% sure that's the problem. I'm going to run memtest program sometime soon (I understand it takes a while). I've run system restore, anti-spyware programs, and the repair tool on the windows recovery CD. Anyways, I've attached my Sysspec txt document to this thread, but let me know if there is anything else that would be useful in resolving the issue. I know I might need to upgrade some things (PC is 3 years old) but was wondering if there was a way to avoid doing this (or if I must, any suggestions for upgrading without spending a lot of cash).

Thanks in advance.

Answer:BSOD on boot, then slow boot and disk thrashing

Hi -

Run HDD diags - -

Regards. . .


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Started getting a BSOD on our laptop yesterday when we tried to start it up and I'm hoping for some help, but not sure how optimistic I am. I can't get it to finish the start up process. If I try to start it on it's own, I get the BSOD with an error message saying, "PFN_LIST_CORRUPT" and code "*** STOP: 0x0000004E (0x0000000000000099, 0x000000000013F5AF, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000) This happens if I try to start it either normally or if I try to launch the startup repair. I can not get it to boot into safe mode or any other mode for that matter. I've tried with a Win7 startup disk, and I've also tried with a Win8 upgrade disk. Neither of those will work either. BSOD on trying to start, and never really getting past the initial "loading files" I never do actually get windows to load in any form whatsoever. I looked at the BIOS and it appears fine. No changes there, but also no options to upgrade it or roll it back in the BIOS itself. But as far as I know there shouldn't have been any changes to the BIOS anyways. I don't believe it was doing any upgrades or patching at the time either, but can't be positive as I wasn't the one using it when it started. It's an ASUS laptop, about 7 months old we bought refurbished, so it's past warranty (of course) Model K54C, Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, 4 gigs RAM So any suggestions, ideas, or hope, or am I looking at having to replace the HDD?

Answer:BSOD on boot- PFN_LIST_CORRUPT can't boot from disk. Any options?


You could try following this tutorial and see if you can troubleshoot your issue:

Windows Failure to Boot Tutorial

Stop 0x0000004E: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
Usual causes: Device driver, memory

Also take memtest. Run for 8 passes and test each stick in a know good slot for an additional 6 passes.

Run these tests overnight



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I ran a hard disk test on my computer and it showed hard disk 1 quick 303 and hard disk 1 full 305. What should I do to resolve the problem.

Answer:I ran a hard disk test on my computer and it showed hard dis...

The hard drive needs to be replaced. Post back if you need more help with that. 

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Hello, My friend has the same laptop as me and needed to replace his hard drive which would no longer boot. I bought him a new Hard Drive and installed a copy of Windows 8.1 on it. Now, when he first give it to me and I started the Notebook; the Diagnostics would come on saying to install windows on the hard drive. I had to to go into F10 BIOS settings and ask it to boot from my USB with 8.1 on it - and it did! Now i've installed 8.1 on the new hard drive, the Diagnostics still come up and and I have to do something tedious to get it to boot from the hard drive because I don't see HARD DRIVE in the UEFI boot list. I enable legacy mode and put Hard Drive to the top of the boot order then press F10 to save and exit. It asks me to enter some code in to verify the changes. I click ESC to unverify my changes and it boots from the Hard Drive. How can I make it boot from my Hard Drive automatically? Will I need to install the HP UEFI Support Environment? Many thanks, Ryan

Answer:Cannot Boot from Hard Disk

Have you tried entering the code to verify that you want the change? That should enable booting from hdd without prompts.

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From the picture below, as you can see i have a 120 gig hard disk.
My PC does not boot up into windows Xp, it keeps on freezing showing a blackscreen with four options, e.g safe mode. When any of these options are selected the PC does nothing. Is there any way i can recover my data.

I hav to much important info, to loose can any one here help me please.


Answer:Hard disk don't boot up Help!

Boot on your XP CD, open up the restore console, and run scandisk (or chkdsk - I get my OS's confused). How is the drive formatted and why do you think the problem is with the hard drive?

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I have installed a new HD in my desktop and cloned the original disk to it.
I want to boot from this disk and make it my main disk. The BIOS recognises the new disk and I have designated it as the Boot disk.
When I try to boot from it however I get a brief flashing cursor and then the screen goes blank; ctr-shift-del will then instigate a new boot with the same result.
If I revert back to the old disk and boot from that I can see that the new disk appears identical from the old disk from which it was cloned. Apart from the boot problem the new disk is working perfectly. I have tried to boot in Safe Mode from the new disk with the same result.

Answer:W8.1 won't boot from new Hard Disk.

Also disconnect the original disk and try booting from the cloned one again.

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I have a usb hdd closure. I tried to plug in and install window xp in order to make the computer boot window xp from usb hdd. But window XP unable to access to this hdd. Is anyone know how to install window XP to a usb hard disk? i have using laptop IBM thinpad T42.

Answer:boot from usb hard disk

In order for this to be able to work the laptop MBoard has to support booting from a USB device...Check your manuf. manual or their website for this info.


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Upon start up things dun happen and screen says Cannot boot off hard disk.

The computer has been working successfully for about a year now so this is odd.

Answer:Cannot boot off Hard disk

could be a problem with your hard-disk or your operating system installation.

more info please,

things dun happen

do you mean it says that on POST startup (all the writing at the start) or does it go through to try and load an OS before it gives you the error?

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