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Windows 7 not booting after installation of Windows 8 ! Help !

Question: Windows 7 not booting after installation of Windows 8 ! Help !

Today I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my D:/ Drive with already dual boot Windows 7 on C:/Drive and Ubuntu also.
Ubuntu is working fine but when i select the Windows 7 Option the computer loads up the files for automatic repair.

I don't know what had gone wrong.Windows 8 and Ubuntu are working fine.But not Windows 7 ! Help me !
How do i uninstall the Windows8 to get the older GRUB displaying the two options at boot up-Windows 7 and Ubuntu or if there is a way to make Windows 7 working with Windows 8 and Ubuntu

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 not booting after installation of Windows 8 ! Help !

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Answer: Windows 7 not booting after installation of Windows 8 ! Help !

Since you have ubuntu in the mix I can't even be sure if grub is the problem or if the windows bootmgr is the problem. Grub doesn't take well to changes and the bootmgr isn't a heck of a lot better at dealing with them.

You can try a startup repair, but as I said since grub is involved it will likely fail.
Startup Repair

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My Dad's laptop running Windows 7 crashed the other day, and after running Startup Repair, it found that compbatt.sys was corrupt. I tried copying over a good version from my pc & recovery partition but that only resulted in a blue screen.

Today, I attempted to do an upgrade installation of Windows 10 in order to preserve his files,etc.
We have a backup, but he's not 100% sure on it's content.

I was able to boot off of the Win 10 DVD and select Upgrade Installation, but then it stops, and a message pops up (paraphrasing here) that I need to boot into Windows 7 for it to proceed.

As I am unable to boot into Windows 7 due to the corrupt system file, I'm asking for a way to force Windows 10 to proceed with the Upgrade Installation WITHOUT having to boot into Windows 7.

I've prepared my Dad for the fact that we may need to do a clean install (7 or 10), and suggested we'd have to pull the HDD from his laptop and use my HDD cradle to scavenge for any files, but his laptop would take full disassembly (remove keyboard/etc) to get to the HDD.

Thanks for any help in allowing us to proceed with the Win 10 Upgrade Installation without having to boot into Win 7 which is corrupt. Googling hasn't given me any clue thus far.

Looking forward to people smarter than me helping me to a path forward without a loss of data and not having to take apart the laptop.

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My Dad's laptop running Windows 7 crashed the other day, and after running Startup Repair, it found that compbatt.sys was corrupt. I tried copying over a good version from my pc & recovery partition but that only resulted in a blue screen.

Today, I attempted to do an upgrade installation of Windows 10 in order to preserve his files,etc.
We have a backup, but he's not 100% sure on it's content.

I was able to boot off of the Win 10 DVD and select Upgrade Installation, but then it stops, and a message pops up (paraphrasing here) that I need to boot into Windows 7 for it to proceed.

As I am unable to boot into Windows 7 due to the corrupt system file, I'm asking for a way to force Windows 10 to proceed with the Upgrade Installation WITHOUT having to boot into Windows 7.

I've prepared my Dad for the fact that we may need to do a clean install (7 or 10), and suggested we'd have to pull the HDD from his laptop and use my HDD cradle to scavenge for any files, but his laptop would take full disassembly (remove keyboard/etc) to get to the HDD.

Thanks for any help in allowing us to proceed with the Win 10 Upgrade Installation without having to boot into Win 7 which is corrupt. Googling hasn't given me any clue thus far.

Looking forward to people smarter than me helping me to a path forward without a loss of data and not having to take apart the laptop.

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My Dad's laptop running Windows 7 crashed the other day, and after running Startup Repair, it found that compbatt.sys was corrupt. I tried copying over a good version from my pc & recovery partition but that only resulted in a blue screen.

Today, I attempted to do an upgrade installation of Windows 10 in order to preserve his files,etc.
We have a backup, but he's not 100% sure on it's content.

I was able to boot off of the Win 10 DVD and select Upgrade Installation, but then it stops, and a message pops up (paraphrasing here) that I need to boot into Windows 7 for it to proceed.

As I am unable to boot into Windows 7 due to the corrupt system file, I'm asking for a way to force Windows 10 to proceed with the Upgrade Installation WITHOUT having to boot into Windows 7.

I've prepared my Dad for the fact that we may need to do a clean install (7 or 10), and suggested we'd have to pull the HDD from his laptop and use my HDD cradle to scavenge for any files, but his laptop would take full disassembly (remove keyboard/etc) to get to the HDD.

Thanks for any help in allowing us to proceed with the Win 10 Upgrade Installation without having to boot into Win 7 which is corrupt. Googling hasn't given me any clue thus far.

Looking forward to people smarter than me helping me to a path forward without a loss of data and not having to take apart the laptop.

Answer:Windows 10 Upgrade Installation via DVD without booting into Windows 7

Did you try just Repair option ?

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

Answer:windows installation not booting...

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

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

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

How did you install 8.1? To a different partition?

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

Thanks.
 

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

Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Please do not post duplicate threads.
 

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

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

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Frozen black screen on startup

My computer was only running firefox and then completely froze out and I couldnt open task manager, switch users or anything. I let the computer sit there for a while not wanting to click anything thinking it would unfreeze by itself in a short while, and then suddenly a noise started coming out at regular intervals. Then the computer just switched off.

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

"UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME"

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

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

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

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

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I just installed windows xp on an older PC I have. The installation went fine and everything was working perfectly. The computer then froze and I had to reboot. Now it will not boot up at all. The computer is an Old Compaq presario, and it doesn't even start to load windows up when I boot it up. I cannot access the bios, or anything. I tried to boot from the installation disk, and nothing - it won't recognize anything. Please help!!
 

Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Try clearing CMOS
 

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~Background~

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

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

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

So I had an idea.

~Idea~

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

I have a 1 TB HDD.

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

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

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

I uninstall all unnecessary programms/games from C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

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

Answer:Booting problem on Windows Installation

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

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I want to install Windows 7 on an HP Pavillion Desktop which happens to have a
Sata Harddisk with an IDE DVDRW.
I set the boot Priority to the DVDRW then the Harddisk and placed the Windows disk on the dvd drive to boot from it.
But it is not booting from the CD as booting still goes to the Harddisk.
My understanding is that SATA takes First Priority.
Well in such a scenario what does one do in order to install Windows?
Please note both drives are detected in the BIOS

Thank you all for your advise
 

Answer:Solved: New Windows Installation Booting Issues

SATA doesn't take priority, I've installed Windows 7 numerous times from PATA/IDE drives with a SATA drive.

Are you sure the DVD drive works? Can it read a DVD properly? Also you mention CD, but Windows 7 comes on a DVD.

Also since this is an HP you can press ESC, F10, or F12 and choose a one time boot device rather than changing BIOS boot order.
 

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Hello,

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

I've been trying to fix my laptop (Acer Aspire) for about 2 months, and it's been a bit of a saga. I've tried lots of things, and have persisted because it's seemed like I've been gradually honing in on a solution, rather than chasing a lost cause.

I was on Vista, which came with the laptop, but then the laptop got very ill, to the point where I wanted to do the Acer factory restore, but this didn't work, nor did any of the various recovery options in Windows. I was worried that the hard drive was physically damaged, so I wanted to try formatting it, which I decided to try and do in the course of installing Windows 7. This didn't work, so instead I formatted the hard drive using Ubuntu, and then tried Windows 7 again. That didn't work, because the hard drive needed to be NTFS, so I re-formatted it as NTFS using GParted.

However, Windows 7 install still isn't working: it goes most of the way but then just hangs indefinitely on a black screen with 'Setup is updating registry files' written on it. I've googled this and it seems that this is quite a common problem when installing W7. However, the problem that I have is that all of the solutions offered are to do with booting up as normal and changing things in Control Panel etc, which obviously I can't do.

I can go into more details about what has happened if needed, but basically the state of play now is:


I need to install Windows 7 from a cd-rom I hav... Read more

Answer:Need to fix a Windows 7 installation problem without booting to desktop

Hi i think I would be testing the hdd for issues try downloading and burning this to a disc or if you know the maker go to their support site and get their diagnostic tool
SeaTools | Seagate ask a friend to burn it for you use imgburn The Official ImgBurn Website
and read the tutorial on seatools for dos

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I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?

Answer:Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Originally Posted by Steve C


I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?



Perhaps it had already begun rebuild boot files.
You probably should have aborted the install, closing the windows then clicking 'Yes' when prompted 'Are you sure you want to quit the installation?'
Are you booting to the USB trough the BIOS or are you opening the USB and clicking on the 'Setup.exe'?

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How do I set my BIOS to have the DVD boot and install Windows 10 in UEFI mode? I do see a setting on my Asus motherboard UEFI "CSM Compatability" and in there are three options:
UEFI and Legacy OPROM
Legacy OPROM only
UEFI only

Do I select UEFI only option here?

What is the benefit of installing in UEFI vs Legacy? All I understand is that the system sets up more partitions.

Answer:Booting a Win 10 DVD in UEFi Mode for Windows installation

Anyone? :-)

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I got a HP Notebook yesterday that had Windows 8.1 on it. Today I decided I wanted to reinstall Windows 10 (not upgrade, but clean install) on it and I do have experience in reinstalling operating systems. I reinstalled Windows 10 from a USB stick and when the computer restarted after the installation was done, it would keep booting from the USB stick. I exited the installation screen and then went to the BIOS to change boot priority to "OS Manager", but all I got was an error which I don't remember what it said, and then it just restarted again.

So my question is, how can I get Windows 10 to boot after is has installed and restarted? I really need help fast as I can't seem to solve this myself and it is really frustrating me.

This is my laptop: HP 15.6 Laptop - Black (Intel Celeron N3050 / 500GB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 8.1) : Laptops - Best Buy Canada

Answer:Windows 10 Installation keeps booting from USB after clean install

If there is no USB drive connected then the BIOS will automatically choose the next boot device in line...
(You did remove the USB drive, right?)
...for example the next on the list may be your CD drive and the one after that may be your HDD.

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Hi,

I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.

I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide: How to Install Windows 7 or Vista from Bootable Portable USB Flash Memory Key or Hard Disk Drive ? My Digital Life

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive with CMD.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 ... Read more

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Hi,

I've got a problem with my Windows 7 installation in that - it wont boot! Either in normal or safe mode!

I've tracked the problem down to a driver - CTMMount.sys which was installed by a recent installation of Comodo Time Machine - which has since been uninstalled but doesnt look like the uninstallation has worked correctly.

Therefore I could do with editing the registry/startup procedure so that this file doesnt attempt to load and then I can get back into Windows 7 - has anyone any idea how I can do this?

Thanks

Ewan

Answer:Need to edit registry on non-booting Windows 7 installation

Why don't you just try a startup repair? It's probably a bit safer.
Startup Repair[2]=Performance Maintenance

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I got a HP Notebook yesterday that had Windows 8.1 on it. Today I decided I wanted to reinstall Windows 10 (not upgrade, but clean install) on it and I do have experience in reinstalling operating systems. I reinstalled Windows 10 from a USB stick and when the computer restarted after the installation was done, it would keep booting from the USB stick. I exited the installation screen and then went to the BIOS to change boot priority to "OS Manager", but all I got was an error which I don't remember what it said, and then it just restarted again.

So my question is, how can I get Windows 10 to boot after is has installed and restarted? I really need help fast as I can't seem to solve this myself and it is really frustrating me.

This is my laptop: HP 15.6 Laptop - Black (Intel Celeron N3050 / 500GB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 8.1) : Laptops - Best Buy Canada

Answer:Windows 10 Installation keeps booting from USB after clean install

If there is no USB drive connected then the BIOS will automatically choose the next boot device in line...
(You did remove the USB drive, right?)
...for example the next on the list may be your CD drive and the one after that may be your HDD.

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I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?

Answer:Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Steve C said:

I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?



Perhaps it had already begun rebuild boot files.
You probably should have aborted the install, closing the windows then clicking 'Yes' when prompted 'Are you sure you want to quit the installation?'
Are you booting to the USB trough the BIOS or are you opening the USB and clicking on the 'Setup.exe'?

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Hi,
I've just bought new Asus R540LJ with SSD inside.
I'm trying to install Windows 10 but I get blue screen just after it boots I supose.
Nothing happens, just loading and blue screen.
Tried with pendrive usb 3/dvd. Win 8.1 and Win 10.
Is there anything I can do about it or should I send my laptop back where I bought it?

Answer:Windows 10 Blue Screen while booting installation

fryderykst,

Welcome to TenForums!

That is strange...

Doesn't the Asus R540LJ laptop come with Windows 10 already installed and working? Or, let us know if the machine did not come with an installed Operating System.

Is this a brand new SSD drive? Has it been initialized?

If not, and you first want to rule out issues with the SSD, CrystalDiskInfo can help you check the Solid State Drive's health:
CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World

There is also SSD Life, or, check if the manufacturer of the drive has its own utility.

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I built a new desktop and i'm trying to install windows 10 on it. I can get into the bios fine and all my components are showing up. I set my initial boot device as the USB and then reboot my PC to start the installation process. The windows logo shows up,but as soon as it gets to purple setup screen for installation my PC shutsdown and reboots. This same process keeps looping and I can't get the w10 installation process started. I only have my keyboard, monitor and USBconnected to the desktop IO panel. I tried a different USB installed with windows 7 but get the same problem.

Answer:Windows 10 Installation Crashing and rebooting while booting from USB

My mother-in-law's computer started doing that. Turned out it was the keyboard was physically bad, believe it or not. I would recommend try starting it up with no keyboard or mouse connected and see if it stays on. Also make sure all the internal components are firmly seated. Also try starting it up without the USB flash drive inserted and see if it will stay on the No Boot Device warning screen without rebooting on it's own.

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Hi,

I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.
I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide: http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-t...able-usb-flash-memory-key-or-hard-disk-drive/

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 would boot up as usual.

I&#... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 installation not booting through Flash Drive or DVD

please do not duplicate posts here
Not sure if you have die to a server error - i have been experiencing here
however, closing this post
continue here
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1068945-windows-7-installation-not-booting.html
 

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I have been given the challenge to make a way to install Windows without any installation media and without having to even touch the computer while it's installing. So far I've made a .wim image with the help of this guide and I've made an Autounattend.xml file with the help of this guide. I put the install.wim image in the \sources directory on a flash drive and the Autounattend.xml file in the root of the flash drive, and it does exactly what I want it to - all except it's not on a partition. So I move it to a partition and add a boot entry using EasyBCD. It boots fine, but it acts like the Autounattend.xml file isn't even there. So right now I have the choice of hands free installation with media, or manual installation without media. My main question is why the Autounattend.xml file isn't working when I boot the same media from a partition. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Problems booting an unattended Windows installation from a partition

Is this some sort of school project? I can't vouch for anyone else, but I would feel terrible if I gave you information that basically did the project for you.

Usually people do this with Windows PE. Have you checked it out?

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Hi everyone,

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

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

I am not having recovery disk.

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

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

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

Thanks.

Answer:Error in booting Windows after Ubuntu installation failure

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




   Information
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?

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My pc won't load windows 10.. it gives Error code 0xc000000f.. it allows me to go to startup settings, to start in safe mode, in low resolution mode etc..., but anyway it wont log in, it gives an error UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME... So i decided to install a windows 7 with a bootable usb.. and when I boot from usb it loads the installation windows screen, then the windows logo, and then stucks in a black screen with a cursor and no options... I tried burning the windows in a dvd.. same problem.. anyone has some solutions ?

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Hi there. I've built a brand new HTPC and it has UEFI BIOS on it. I've tried to install Windows 7 with USB drive that I've made UEFI bootable with Rufus, but it gives me blue screen everytime after Windows goes from "Windows files are loading" screen to a Windows logo animation. The hard drive that I'm using is set to MBR, (I know that I should set it to GPT for UEFI installation). I don't want to have a UEFI version of Windows in my system anymore. How do I install legacy version of Windows 7 from USB stick on UEFI BIOS capable PC with HDD using MBR?

Answer:How to prevent Windows 7 installation from booting in UEFI mode?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Enter your bios and go to Advanced and boot and disable secure boot,
If there is no option to disable secure boot look for OS Type and switch to Other os
After installing Microsoft Update KB3133977 for Windows 7, some users may encounter a "Secure Boot Violation" , which makes the system fail to boot into the operating system.

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Ok, I have an external hard drive (150GB) which is partitioned into two parts. One partition , about 145gb, is data and files of my own. Then there is an extended partition at 5gb in size, which contains windows xp installation files. What I did was take my windows xp cd, make an ISO, and then extracted the iso and put the files into the extended partition of my external usb hard drive.

The computer I want to install to has a cd drive that is not working and thus i cannot install windows xp from a cd. The BIOS of the computer DOES support booting from a USB device.

I have partition magic software and have used it to create the 5gb extended partition on the usb external drive. However, I don't know how to configure anything so that it will acutally know to boot from this partition and what files to use to start the installation.

Any ideas!!?
 

Answer:booting a windows XP installation from an external hard drive

The partition on the external drive that contains the installation files needs to be an active partition in order to boot from it.

Personally, I would install a working CD drive. They are quite inexpensive these days.
 

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Hi,

I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.

I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide: http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-t...able-usb-flash-memory-key-or-hard-disk-drive/

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 would boot up as usual.

I&... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 installation not booting through Flash Drive or DVD

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Anyone have any information on a particular problem with dell computors booting from the cd rom drive or dvd drive. My problem is I have tried to do a boot from my XP installation cd and the resource cd (both bootable discs) to bring windows up into recovery console. Both these disks were included in my purchase of the unit direct from Dell. After doing some checking on this issue i found many suggestions on how it might be done. So far it doesn't work the conventional way just pop it in and boot. doesn't work if you reset the boot sequence, and it doesn't work if you try to disable the SATA drive, and different variations of turning on and off either of the two optical drives. After selecting boot cdrom at the boot option window it always says cdrom is unavailable. Now Dell has not posted a solution to this issue on the support web site it only suggests the doing the same steps i have tried. Several users have this issue which have posted in various blogs but no one seems to have a fix. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Problem booting windows XP installation disk and Dell computors

What is the model of this Dell.

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MBR issue was came in lenovo laptop. DVD writer are read some CD's not all CD's. but DVD are not reading. so i install the Windows Vista (Home Basic) from a bootable pen drive.
firstly i deleted all the drives and create the three partitions.
during installation process when it reach to option of installing updates before complete installation option, it restart. after restarted it again start the installation of windows if i have not removed the pen drive when it is restart.
so when it is going to restart after installing updates option, i have removed the pen drive then it come to complete installation option.
i have query why it again start the windows installation during installation process.
Is there any problem in hard disk. please suggest.

Answer:laptop start the windows installation again during windows installation process

I don't know which version of vista you have so you can see both options here.
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista
Repair Install For Vista
Both thanks to Brink.

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Hi;

I need to do a repair of Windows but I do not have the original Windows installation cd. I lost it in a fire a years ago..Is there a workaround for this?

Help

Answer:Perform a Windows repair installation without the original Windows installation cd

Not without having a Windows installation cd.

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Hi guys maybe u can help me. I had Windows 8.1 x64 and windows 7 x64 dual booting with EasyBCD. It was all fine i had it booting up like this


Then i installed Windows 10 Tech on my SSD drive and all of a sudden it went to this


How do i get it back the other way like the first image

Thank u guys here at MT
 

Answer:Dual booting Windows 8.1 x64 Windows 7 x64. Then added SSD Windows 10 tech preview

>>Well First u boot to windows 8
>>Open "Run" and Type "msconfig.exe"





>>Under Boot, change the 'default OS' to "Windows 7"
>>And check/tick "No GUI Boot"
>>And check "Make boot device permanent"

Finally Apply and Ok
Hope This helps.
 

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Recently I purchased a laptop with windows 8 64 bit pre-installed in it. For my job purpose, I needed windows 7 32 bit. After searching the web and also using the information I got from this site, I disabled secure boot, deleted the recovery partition and converted GPT partitions to MBR. Then I shrink the Big partition in which windows 8 was installed to make room for the windows 7 partition. Then I created a new partition and installed windows 7 on it. After this whenever I switch on the computer, a message come up, saying that a required device cannot be found and windows is to be repaired. The only way in which I can start windows is to go to bios, select the boot options and then select boot from notebook hard drive.

Can anybody please tell me how this problem can be solved

Answer:Booting problem with dual booting with windows 8 and 7

when you created the new partition did you make itin front or behind the existing partition?

If your boot manager is looking to boot Win 8 on Disk 0 Part 1, and you created the new partition in front of Win 8, your Win 7 will now be located on Disk 0 Part 1 which is where the boot manager is expecting Win 8

can you send us a screen cap of your disk management?

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I wanted to upgrade Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 RTM.
I downloaded the ISO file from the MSDN site. I right-clicked and selected Mount to open the files in Explorer.
I clicked on Setup to start the upgrade process. After entering the serial key, etc, I reached the following screen, which allowed me to Keep personal files only or Nothing.
I was not offered the option to keep installed applications and settings.
So I burned the ISO image to DVD. I made sure that my PC was set to first boot from DVD/CD/etc.
I then installed the Installation DVD and rebooted. My PC booted using the DVD.
After entering the serial key, etc, I reached the following screen, which allowed me to Upgrade Windows, keeping files, settings and applications intact.
Selecting the Upgrade Windows option, to me took the following screen, which mentioned the following message: The computer started using the windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that Windows starts normally. Then, insert the installation media and restart the upgrade.
I exited the installation and booted into my Windows 8 Pro RTM.
I also tried running the setup from the DVD by right-clicking > Open > Setup. But nothing helped.
I have not been able to find any Microsoft resources on how to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 RTM keeping files, settings, installed applications intact. I have tried these suggestions at Microsoft Answers, but it did not help. I was still offered t... Read more

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Guys I have "iball slide i701" tab. Help me to install Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. THe mentioned Tab received with Windows 10 OS. RAM in the tab is less and keeps on hanging frequently.

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Last night I tried to watch a video on youtube, but the clip would pause after a second and no audio would play. Also one of my sub picture folders had become corrupted a few days ago. A similar problem occurred a couple weeks ago. I made a topic here and was told to schedule a chkdsk. I did and it fixed the problem. Since my computer always runs chkdsk at boot for some reason, I restarted my computer and let chkdsk run. I then got a dos looking screen that said "file windows\system32\config\system is missing or corrupt." My jaw hit the floor.

Using a PlayStation 3, I went online for a solution. I found a forum that said to boot up the Windows CD and press 'r' to begin the recovery. it then press '1' and type "chkdsk /p" Then type "fixboot" Finally reboot, press F8 and choose "Last known good configuration" I did all this and got the same problem, a corrupt windows\system32\config\system file message.

Then to top it off, my Windows CD stopped booting up! It would say it's loading but then take me to the same corrupt windows\system32\config\system file screen. I later read that som OEMs won't be able to get back into the Recovery Console if you do a fixboot. I don't even know what an OEM is?

Finally I got the CD to boot up to the blue setup screen by pressing F8 repeatedly. I'm going to wait on this screen for futher instructions.

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Answer:My Windows\system32\config\system File Is Corrupt. My Windows Cd Has Trouble Booting.

What options are you offered on the setup screen?

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I have a laptop (ProBook 4720s) with Windows 10 that started booting to a black screen and becoming non-responsive some days ago.  
When I boot, I see the HP splash screen, then the Windows logo loading and then an unresponsive black screen without a cursor.  
The only way I can turn off the computer is by holding the power button.  
Sometimes it'll boot to a "Windows could not start correctly"-screen and I've tried that start-up repair, which couldn't solve it, I've tried System Restore to the latest point which failed twice and I've tried booting into Safe Mode with Network possibilities and then it froze while trying to enter the password.  
The only thing that worked was just booting into Safe Mode, the computer worked perfectly fine then.
I've also tried booting with a HDMI cable connected to a TV to make sure it's not just outputting the video to the wrong place, still a black screen though.
Since the laptop doesn't really "support" Windows 10 (there aren't any drivers for the laptop from the official site for Windows 10), I've downloaded some of the Drivers from [here](http://www.driverscape.com/manufacturers/hp/laptops-desktops/hp-probook-4720s/1020).
As far as I know though I think I've only installed the drivers that were necessary to make the webcam and fingerprint scanner work, though the latter still doesn't function.
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HI MT Members i need some help when i dual boot from windows 8.1 x64 and windows 10 tech x64. the Time always changes for some reason if anyone knows a fix to help me out id be very grateful
Thank u
 

Answer:Windows 8.1 x64 and Windows 10 Tech preview Doul booting Time problems

You probably refer to this registry fix. It is working when you dual-boot Windows and Linux, but I never heard of such a time problem between Windows 10 & Windows 8.1. Is your local time actually UTC+4?
 

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Hello,

I have another laptop and its a HP 2230s. I originally installed Windows 7 professional 64bit. But I have swapped the ram into my Lenovo ThinkPad. So the HP now has 2GB. I created a new partition and installed Vista Business 32bit on it. When I started the install windows .exe program in Windows 7, everything went well until it rebooted. When I rebooted, windows said something like:

Windows Boot manager:

The system cannot boot because of a recent change to files/hardware. (Something like that). Insert your windows disk.

So I just rebooted my laptop with the vista disk inside and installed. After, when everything was working, I wanted to go to the Windows 7 partition to un-install programs and copy some files over to the vista partition, the laptop just booted into vista.

I downloaded the easy BCD editior and visual BCD editor. (in the vista partition), I clicked the auto fix in visual BCD editor. It detected my windows installations. At the boot screen, I can select either Windows 7 or Vista. But when I select 7, the same error message appears.

Then I rebooted my laptop with a USB containing the Windows 7 (64bit) recovery tools. After, I don't have the message again. But when it goes to the starting windows animation, it stops halfway and it gets a BSOD. I tried debugging mode, it worked.

I found out that the larger partition, (Windows 7) is the C: drive. But when I boot into the smaller partition, (Windows Vista), the drive is also C:!. So I do... Read more

Answer:BSOD when dual booting Windows Vista 32bit and Windows 7 64bit

Is Vista Business a full retail version?
Is Windows 7 professional x64 a full retail version?

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Hi everybody,
I just wanted to let everybody know about a serious issue I encountered with several Dell Inspiron 15" 7559 laptops running Windows 7. I suspect this problem also applies to all Dell Inspiron 15" 7000 series laptops that are running Windows 7.
After running Windows Update early last week (around April 19, 2016), several of our Inspiron 7559 laptops would no longer boot. They wouldn't even boot into Safe Mode, and traditional recovery methods like System Restore and Startup Repair also failed completely. The only solution seemed to be to reinstall Windows.
Before I reinstalled Windows, I was able to extract the logs off of two machines using some recovery software. Pouring through the logs, I narrowed the problem down to about ten potential updates that could have caused this issue. After reinstalling Windows on one of the machines, I went through and installed each update one at a time and rebooted several times to see if the machine would continue working. The system finally failed when I encountered this update: Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3133977)
So, please, unless you want your system to be rendered nonfunctional, please HIDE update KB3133977 and if you are in a corporate environment, have your IT people disable it completely from your Inspiron 15" 7000 series laptops until Dell and/or Microsoft can resolve this issue.
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Answer:Inspiron 15" 7559 running Windows 7 prevented from booting because of Windows Update KB3133977

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3133977
 
Is directly related to Drive Encryption so in a corporate environment I would NOT want to block this.
 
 

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The Laptop model number is Gateway MT6916, I partition the drive using windows vista, then proceed to install windows 7. Windows 7 finished installing then rebooted, the odd thing about was that there was no bootloader (for dual booting). The laptop booted into the gateway recovery instead. I check the Bcdedit just using the command prompt from the gateway recovery and everything seem to listed fine with the exception that windows 7 identifier is <default>. I tried repairing the startup for vista and windows 7 but it still keeps booting to the gateway recovery? Windows Vista Home Premium is under C: and Windows 7 is under D:
Laptop Specs:
Processor Intel® Core 2 Duo processor T5250
1.5 GHz | 1 MB L2 cache | 667 MHz FSB
Chipset Intel® GM965
Display panel 15.4-inch WXGA (1280 × 800)
Memory 2048 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2 × 1024)
Operates at 667 MHz
Total slots: 2 DDR2 slots | Available slots: 0 DDR2 slots
Video controller Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Up to 384 MB of Dynamic Video Memory

Thanks

David
 

Answer:Solved: Having Trouble Dual Booting Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows 7 ultimate

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HiMy current pc specswindows 7 ultimate,hdd:320 gb(now replaced),1gb RAm2 weeks ago my lenovo R61 started showing fan error,I force fully sometimes closed laptop by pressing power button for 5 sec around 10-15 times because it never gets shut down,after opening it by pressing Esc key.Then I opened it,saw dust,cleaned fan dust.And it worked smoothly but after one day,windows stopped booting at logo glowing screen.It hangs there for so long.Again forcefully shut down.Luckily i installed ubuntu too on separate partition.It was working normally but few days later,ubuntu also stopped booting.Then  I thought to replaced my current hard disk(320 gb)  with my older one(It is 160 gb,it has windows 7 installed, i took it from my brother lappy of SL500).And my pc boots normally,it worked but again with some times showing fan error and on pressing Esc,logging inwindows 7,sometimes mouse automatically right clicks (i have updated mouse drivers).No fan is available in india of its model,although i have now extra one cooling pad,which keeps laptop cool.Questions:Is my hard disk(320 gb) has failed?Is my fan error eventually going to destroy my motherboard,if i do not replace fan?Why sometimes fan error comes and some times not, and why mousepad sometimes gets disabled on some parts like taskbar,and then it works,sometimes automatic right clicks ,then later works.?What is problem  

Answer:Fan error,windows stopped booting,replaced hard drive,Windows boots mouse problem

Typically, a fan error means you have a bad fan and if not that, probably a motherboard problem.  I would first try ordering a new fan (I will locate a part number for you).
 
Hard shutdowns do damage because the OS could still be writing system information when the PC suddenly goes off, and on the next reboot, you may have a damaged file.





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Specs:
Windows 7 Profesional 64-bit
CPU: AMD FX8120 3.10 8 Core Processor
MB: ASUS AMD M5A900X-EVO
RAM: 4 GB x2 (8 Gigs)
Video Card: EVGA GTX 550 Ti (nVida Geforce)

I built a custom computer last week. Whenever I boot up my computer. There is a White Dash in the top right hand corner of the screen. When Windows starts booting there are 3 Dashes in a row in the top left to middle of the screen. Windows boots fine though. Just wondering what it means. Any help would be nice.

Answer:White Dashes while Windows is Booting up, but Windows boots up fine.

tab. If you have a check mark in the "No GUI boot" selection box, remove the check.
Click "apply" then "OK".
Close the msconfig window and reboot-that should take care of it.

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So I've recently moved, all was fine yesterday and the computer works extremely well, being £1800 gaming computer I've had for 3 years I've made it and it's never ever gone wrong until now?.

I switched on the computer and it does it thing, loading up a windows 10 icon with the spinning circles and then a black screen and a windows 7 startup sound plays in the background, not long after the computer beeps and resets.

Randomly it will welcome me with a keyboard layout and to my surprise I cannot click or chooses any keyboard layout.

I've done everything I could ever think of. I've even removed the CMOS battery, removed graphics card. SSD I have checked. no clue what else to do HELP HELP HELP I need to complete some essential work
 

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I have a portable with windows xp installed on together with pointsec security software. I decided to install windows 7 on an external e-sata harddisk to keep my work harddisk (xp) apart from my personal harddisk (windows 7).

Now I can't boot anymore with the internal windows xp because windows 7 seems to have overwritten some boot files on the internal HD altough I did tell windows 7 to only install on the external HD. I guess that windows 7 installs it's bootloader on the internal harddisk.

How I can I restore the original bootloader to the internal HD? Please note pointsec security software was installed on the internal harddisk. On the internal harddisk I only see the following files:
bootsect.bak
bootmgr
Boot [DIR]
System Volume Information [DIR]

Thank you,
J.

Answer:Installed windows 7 on e-sata, internal windows xp not booting anymore

Welcome to the sevenforums! JohnQM

The mbr or master boot record on the internal drive now points to the external eSata drive you have 7 installed on. In order to make the internal drive bootable again you would need the original hopefully bootable recovery disk or another XP disk of the same edition to boot upto the recovery console.

Rather then performing a repair install the "Fixboot" and "Fixmbr" commands are typed in at the command prompt type window once you log onto the XP preinstall in order to see the boot sector information and mbr entries rewritten. You first will need to unplug the external drive while powered down however to see this done.

The look at the root of the internal drive while booted in 7 should reveal any 7 boot files placed there if you have gone into the folder options view tab and unchecked the hide protected system files item to make them visible. Otherwise only the mbr entries were replaced by the 7 installer.

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I'm experiencing an issue I've been reading on here, all of the solutions thus far haven't worked for me yet though. My computer is booting up and after getting past the login screen, it will boot to a black screen with the cursor. Ctl+Alt+Del will let me bring up the task manager, and I can run explorer from there, but no programs or the like are available to run or anything of the sort. I know how I got here; I accidentally set my secondary hard drive (blank drive, just sort of for overflow once needed) as the Primary Drive. Upon booting, I was given the BOOTMANAGER is damaged screen and went through getting that all taken care of, resetting the MBR and such via the Repair/Recovery Console on the Install disc. That brings me to where I am now, logging in to a black screen with only the cursor. Upon booting into safe mode, I noticed that it was loading all my info from my "Windows.old" folder from when I upgraded to Win 7. I assume that when I set my OS for the recovery console, it used the OS found in Windows.old as opposed to the one I had been using before. I'm currently stuck trying to get this thing fixed any way possible. I assume I can install a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate on my secondary hard drive, and troubleshoot from there, or just use that as my boot drive, but if I can avoid that I would like to. Any help is appreciated, thank you!

Answer:Windows 7 booting into Windows.old folder, black screen with cursor

Hi rrrrramos, and welcome!

when you boot up your machine, you can press a F key (typically F12, but consult your motherboard manual to be sure) to bring up the menu where you can choose the device from which the system should be loaded. This way you can avoid the bootloader on your blank drive. If this works, then you can further troubleshoot from within Windows.

If this does not work, then I would suggest disconnecting the blank drive altogether after which you can run the repair install on your system.

Also, you can use Partition Magic (just make a bootable disk with it on someone elses computer) to change properties of your drives.

Hope this helps.

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Hello. I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this topic but I think it is.

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7. Recently I made the decision to restore my system to "out-of-the-factory" settings using the Toshiba program that came with the computer to do this. This went well.

when this was done, the computer restarted, and after the normal start-up screen, it began installing windows.

About halfway through this process, my brother decided it would be funny to turn off the computer in the middle of the installation.

when I turned the computer back on, it went to the windows installation again, but very soon an error message came up saying

"the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."

However, after pressing OK, the computer restarts, but the same error message comes up, leaving me in a loop.

So is there anything I can do to fix this? Or does my brother owe me a new computer?

Btw I don't care about losing data, I have everythign backed-up on an external hard drive.

Answer:"Computer restarted unexpectedly....windows installation cannot proceed" installation loop.

I think you need to reformat C: (delete the partition) and (redo partition) using ntfs drive and restart the installation. Do you have a OS Windows Disk?

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Hello,
I was trying to install windows XP home edition in my custom build desktop. Every time I tried to format my hard drive and install windows its coming back with not copying so many files from windows setup. Sometimes its copying the files when I pressed enter but sometimes I had to press esc to skip the file. I tried reformatting and every time it ended up in not copying some different files. These are the steps I have done so far
1) I replaced my optical drive with a brand new cd drive to make sure its reading the disc properly
2) I checked hard disk in BIOS hard drive test and its came back with no errors in it
3) I tried with 3 different windows installation disc to eliminate errors due to scratches on cd surface.

Could anybody please tell me what else I can do to complete my installation properly. Thanks in advance

Answer:unable to copy installation files during windows xp home edition installation. help ?

try 1 stick of ram until windows is installed.

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Hi Guys,

I have a problem installing Windows Vista. The installation process works fine until after the 1st reboot that goes to "completing installation". It completely freezes at that point and after 1 hour or so goes to a black screen where i can see nothing but my mouse pointer.

I just got my laptop 2 days ago and it's brand new Vista compatible. In fact it came with Vista installed and it was working perfectly fine until I decided to reformat it so that I could check if my new hd i tried installing was the main reason for this installation failure.

I saw a post with similar problems explaining that the BIOS was in need to be updated, but my BIOS is up to date and vista compatible.

My laptop specs are as follows:

Inspiron 1720, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.2GHz, 800Mhz, 4M L2 Cache
2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2
256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600
17.0 inch Wide Screen UXGA+ TLLCD
Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem,
8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy
Intel 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini Card
Can someone please help me out! Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Vista installation freezes at &amp;amp;quot;completing installation&amp;amp;q

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The problem occurs after Windows 10 installs the latest Windows 10 updates.  The first occurrence of difficulty produced deletion of all the Office applications from their respective directories.  The second occurrence produced a transition from
"activated" to "not activated' in Office.  Many, many numbers had to be read over the phone to Microsoft to regain "activated" status.  This won't do.

MARK D ROCKMAN

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windows 10 was installed two days ago. Ever since my laptop has been extremely slow to wake up.

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I am trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop. When I click on "upgrade" it takes me to a compatibility report that says "the computer started using the windows installation disc. Remove the installation disc and restart your computer so that windows starts normally." When I remove the disc and try to restart the computer, it takes me to a black screen with a bunch of computer gibberish on it and says "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". In other words, I am getting a message from windows 7 telling me to reboot my computer without the windows 7 disc, but the computer WILL NOT reboot without the disc. When I click on "custom (advanced)" instead of "upgrade", it takes me to a page that says "where do you want to install windows?" with a blank box and a message at the bottom that says "no drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation"
I have tried everything in my capacity as someone who sucks with computers and need help from someone who doesn't. Thanks for the help.

Answer:Windows 7 installation compatibility report- remove installation disc

What is the BIOS set to boot 1st from? (Hard drive, CD/rom, USB)

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Hi All,

Just after a bit of advice, my girlfriend has recently got a new laptop and unfortunately she doesn't like it, despite me loving Windows 8.1.
She would like to try Windows 8 but is going back to Uni soon so would like Windows 7 as a back-up dual booted.

I've shrunk the partition and created a simple partition for Windows 7 but really unsure about Installing Windows 7 on a Windows 8 Laptop, it's an ASUS X550CA-XX417H. I've checked power shell with SecureBootUEFI and result is True.

What would be the best way to dual boot?

Cheers,
Ben

Answer:Dual Booting Windows 7 with pre-installed Windows 8 Laptop

As this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?

1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

Make sure you read the NOTE at Step three.

2) If Using a USB Pen drive on a PC with a UEFI BIOS.
USB Pen drive need to be formatted to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.


You will need to buy Windows 7.

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Hey Guys,
I just built this Computer and I installed Windows 10 on it. I wanted to play a game on it so I wanted to install windows 7 on the hard drive too. And know when the installation finished, none of my drivers from the other os didn't copy to this os. So would I have to re-install the Mobo drivers and my graphics card drivers?
Thanks,
Randy

Answer:Dual Booting Windows 10 and Windows 7 drivers question

As far as I know you have to install drivers for each OS

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I'm having some trouble dual booting Windows 7 ultimate on my current OS Windows 8.1. I have the installation CD in my desktops dvd drive. I reboot and go in the BIOS and I don't see the option to boot from CD. My BIOS is this.

This is my computer: Desktops - M51AC - ASUS

All I see listed is my internal hard drive on my computer which boots my Windows 8.1 OS. I tried enabling CMS and it shows my DVD drive but when I boot it goes to a blackscreen and flickers like its restarting itself. I tried with a USB same thing. Could someone help me out please? It would be very appreciated thank-you.

Answer:Needing assistance dual booting Windows 7 on Windows 8.1.

If you want to install Windows 7, you must disable Secure Boot, because it is not compatible with Windows 7.

Here is info about Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style) and UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style): LINK

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So after trying and unsuccessfully re installing windows 7 on my computer (after it forcefully installed windows 8). The computer is now stuck in a sort of booting loop.

The computer will start up just fine but after the first screen the computer tries to boot up windows 8 but just ends up re-starting itself again and again.

at this point i would just like to get windows up and runing again and just bite the bullet and live wht it cant be so bad am i right xd.

I`ve tried to mess with the priorities but it dosent seem to have aney luck.

if its aney help i have an alien ware x51 from 2011

aney and all help would be greatly appriciated
 

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First of all I would like to say thank you for allowing me to join the forum. Back in 1999 when I was medically retired from the British Army after sustaining a spinal injury on Operational Tour, I retrained myself in computers. My OS of choice back then was MS Windows, however after Windows XP I moved to OSX.

About two years ago I knew I needed to get back involved with Windows and bought my Lenovo Laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. I then installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a different partition and upgraded to Windows 8 Pro when it became available.

I am now looking to install a distro of Linux and can't seem to find any information of doing so. I don't know which Windows partition it would be best to install it on 7 or 8. Also I understand that Ubuntu have a Windows Installer wubi, but I have heard horror stories after the installation.

My main fear is losing Windows 7 or 8 and if the entire process is too risky I'll just leave it altogether. So I guess my question is has anyone installed a Linux distro on a PC which originally came pre installed with Windows 7 and then added Windows 8 to a partition; if so can you help me out. I apologise if this question offends anyone who may think I should have posted this on a Linux forum, I just thought I would get a more concise answer from the Windows Forums.

thank you all so much for your help and time in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 and Windows 8 dual booting then adding Linux

It would be best to install your Linux distro on another HD with the WIndows OS HD unplugged. You can even run Linux from a boot CD or flash stick.

If you decide you want to try multi-booting it with Windows I'd back up a Win7 backup image of your Windows installations first so you have a path back to where you are now.

I'd also look over this tutorial written by one of our top members here: Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums.

You can discuss this further with the tutorial's author in its comments section or ask him there to chip in to discussion here. You'll get help that like him is Golden.

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Hey,

So I had a problem today in which Windows decided that it wouldn't boot, Instead it would just reboot constantly

This happened after I heard a ticking noise from my computer, things started to freeze, and so i had to restart. When I tried to turn it back on I had the above problem.

NOW, I tried to use Windows Repair option that is there by default. It loads up the blue windows background, gives me a pointer but then doesnt do anything.

I have a W7 repair disc, I booted to it. That too done the exact same thing, it lets me choose the language/keyboard style to use and then sits on the blue windows background and gives me no options.

Finally, I have a full W7 installation disc that I booted to. I tried the repair option and got the same problem as before.

I also clicked the "Install Now" button and it has been stuck on "setup is starting" for over 10 minutes now, with no hope of it doing anything.

So currently I cannot repair or install Windows. I assumed it was a harddrive failure, but why wont my disc based solutiions even work?

Any help would be great, thanks

Answer:Issues with Windows booting, Windows repair and trying to reinstall

Brumski some system specs mate please that ticking sound sounds like a hard drive to me but without any specs mate it is hard to tell you what to do.

System Info - See Your System Specs

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hey all,
i just had some problems...obviously... anyhoo, i tried to make another partition to install Windows XP on, but after installing, i don't get the option to boot into vista...which is quite worrying...i also have some "ubuntu remains" but cannot boot into the Linux OS because i deleted the files thinking that that would get rid of it. but then i have to repair my vista installation using the cd from a friends computer. (Windows Startup Repair after booting from CD)
ideas anyone?
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Answer:Solved: DUal booting WIndows Vista and Windows XP

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium but I wanted to install Windows 10 Pro onto a separate drive. I have a few questions about this.
Will I need to buy a new license for Windows 10 Pro or can I install it for free even though I have Home Premium?Is there a way to tell Windows 10 (after I install it) that my programs are installed on a different drive, or will I have to re-install all of them?

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So I found this issue in my second laptop that running W10TP. I have HP as my first, and ASUS as the second one.
In my ASUS (2nd) I can't booting the laptop without force shut down through hold the power button, because it always stuck at Windows logo. After shutdown and boot again, I succeeded into the lock screen. But it taking too long in the blank screen for almost one minute.
This issue never happened in my HP laptop.
I've tried many methods to find this issue, system scan, virus scan, update installed drivers, driver scan (it failed). And for a couple days it work so well and I'm happy for that, no more stuck at booting.
But the issue come again after many security update for build 10240. The booting is stuck again and BSOD with pfn_list_ corrupted. After restart the laptop I've tried again all the methods that I've did. And then I found so many viruses and malwares from Windows Defender. It's odd for me because it is never happened before, and suddenly of course.
After the viruses were cleaned, the issue is still persist. I want to reset my laptop from settings/update& security/recovery/reset. Is this necessary to do considering W10 will come in 3 days left?
I need help because Microsoft community didn't help so well. Please help me...

Answer:Windows 10 on laptop booting stuck on Windows Logo

You might have a rootkit infection. You'll have to do some research on cleaning it out, but it basically requires a bootable external drive with appropriate cleaning software on it. The other thing you can do is make a bootable Windows install disk, and completely nuke the hard drive (delete all the partitions, fix MBR, etc.) after you backup all your data.
And/Or you might need a firmware update from Asus.

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Hello!

I have an OQO 01+, and im dualbooting it with windows 7 and windows XP. When i boot windows 7 everything is fine, and everything is working. I can also boot windows XP.

But when i boot windows XP, and shut the computer down, then i cant boot until i use a recovering CD to repair the bootloader. It simply says "Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart".

It happens after installing drivers on windows 7. Then the problem appears. Before i installed the driver, there was no problem.

So does anyone have an idea, why windows XP destroy the windows 7 bootloader?

Cheers!

Andreas

Answer:Windows 7 bootloader get nuked when booting windows XP (dualboot)

How exactly was the Dual Boot constructed? Which OS first? EasyBCD adding XP or Win?

Please also post back a screenshot of your maximized Win7 Disk Mgmt drive map with listings showing all columns, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

How are you repairing the bootloader exactly?

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Can any one help me, I have a windows ME system and i want to dual boot it with Windows NT.

E-mail me with your answers and suggestions

Regards

Kris

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Answer:{Advice Offered} - Dual booting Windows NT on Windows ME

Greetings

Check out my webpage:
http://www.xperts.co.za/multiboot

I have not mentioned ME (yes, it needs to be updated a little), but for the purposes of Dual booting, it is the same as Win98.

On your system, all you will need is a second partition (or hard drive, your choice), and then you just need to install NT, it will create a dual boot system automatically.

Cheers

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Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...
 

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I have windows XP installed and can easily shrink the partition it's on to make room for windows 98. However, every guide to dual booting says I must install windows 98 first, but I already have windows XP installed with all my programs and definitely don't want to have to reinstall it and all my programs as well.

Is there any way? What about another boot loader which can handle them both and how would I install it.

Answer:Dual booting Windows XP home edition and Windows 98

I found this on Microsoft's web site


Quote:




You have to install Windows XP only after installing MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me to prevent these operating systems from overwriting the Windows XP boot sector and the Windows XP startup files.




Could I just use a different boot loader? I could install 98 on a different partition so it doesn't even know Windows XP is there, then install a boot loader to let me choose?

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Hi guys.

Thanks for looking at this thread.

I have a few questions about dual booting windows 7 and windows 8 preinstalled (UEFI) on my Dell laptop.

1. Can I install a non-UEFI version of Windows 7 on my laptop, if so how?
2. Will installing a non-UEFI version of Windows 7 on my laptop break it?
3. Can I use EasyBCD for UEFI?
4. How do I create a UEFI windows 7?

Thank you

Answer:Dual Booting Windows 7 with Windows 8 Pre-Installed UEFI

Really no point in dual booting since they are essentially the same OS like 7 to Vista.

Choose one and stick with it, Windows 7 will be supported till 2017 (mainstream) and 2020 (security).

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The most annoying feature of dual booting, or indeed, running a different Windows version in a VM, is that Windows updates have to be done for each OS, if I want to keep both OS versions current and secure. On the second OS, which may be used just occasionally, the entire cycle of download, installation and then restart and configuration of the updates can take a long time. This obviously can disrupt work, or the updates have to be manually interrupted, and delayed for another day, when the second OS attempts to finish the updates, giving a further wait before the system can be used.

Windows 8 can schedule the updates to be done out of hours, but forces a restart a day or so later. Windows 7 forces the restart sooner.

Has anyone a script to schedule an update of the other OS following "patch Tuesday", when either one of the OSs has done an automatic update - with either version acting as an updates server for the other OS?

Here's the scenario I'd like: Windows 8 receives automatic update downloads for itself and then for the other OS, and at a scheduled time, installs its own updates, then shuts down, starts the other OS, which installs its own updates, and then restarts and completes the installation. Now, the Windows 8 system restarts, completes the configuration of the updates for itself, and then the system is ready for use the next day.

Now if the active system at the time of update is Windows 7, the same procedure takes place, with Windows 8 as the other ... Read more

Answer:Windows update, dual booting with Windows 7 - automation?

Something like this? To fully automate it, one can replace the prompts with SendKeys...

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i have lenovo g460 with windows 7 premium 64 bit, it was working fine yesterday...but when i try to use my laptop now i see a message on black screen

PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable
pxe-mof: exiting pxe rom.
no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

but i dont have any installation disks except repair disk which i created through windows wizard... i searched for solution over net and tried to recover ..first i booted with repair disk and found operating system as unknown on local disk startup found error but cannt repair it and through commpand prompt i tried these commands


bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd


the first 2 commands worked successfully but when i run the last command it scanned and identified windows installations 1 and prompted to add it to boot list when i press y to add i got the message

the requested system device cannot be found.

pls help me to solve the issue...thanks in advance...

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I had Windows Defender installed under Win-7.  I did the upgrade to Windows-10 (straightforward).
However, when booting from cold, and after logging in, a message box has always appeared saying:
"
Windows Defender
This app has been turned off and isn't monitoring your computer.
If you're using another app to check for malicious or unwanted software, use Security and Maintenance to check that app's status.
"
I'm not using any other antivirus - just whatever came with Windows-10.  I originally thought that this would be some wrinkle that would get fixed by an update, but it's still there.
I've looked for ways to uninstall Windows Defender, but can't find a way to do it.  Typing "Defender" into the Search bar brings up an option saying "Windows Defender Desktop App", which when clicked also brings up the message box
mentioned above.
Is there any way to get rid of this message box?
Thanks!

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Hi, all. I'm in the middle of installing Windows 7 Pro x64, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation". This occurs after I click "Load Driver" and select my Rapid Storage Tech driver from my USB stick.

This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

I've even tried rebuilding my Windows 7 image in RT Seven Lite with the "Force Unsigned driver integration" checkbox checked. I still get the message after burning that ISO, and retrying the installation. How do I force unsigned driver installation?

Answer:[SOLVED] Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation

Nevermind, I just let the install finish as normal, and I haven't gotten any bluescreens. For future thread visitors, just make sure your SATA mode in the BIOS is set to "AHCI", and not "Compatibility", and you should be fine.

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Comp Spec

CPU ? E6600
GPU-ATI 4780
MB - Gigabyte 965P-DS3P (rev 3.3 I think although manual says 2.0)
Ram - GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz

What should have been a straight forward installation of a new SSD (that I have done before) has turned into a nightmare.

First of all I attached the hardrive and installed windows 7 without a hitch. Then for some reason the installation got corrupted (I think in my haste I restarted the comp while it was installing a million updates). No problem I thought, I?ll format the hdd and install it again. This is where things started to go wrong.
First of all I got the bootmgr missing error when trying to install from the disk so I created a bootable usb pen and everything seemed to be going fine, however when the system reboots it hangs on completing Installation and after 5 mins or so I get the BSoD (restarts too quick of me to read) and the comp restarts. I?ve spent hours/days trawling the forums and trying various fixes but none seem to work for me


What I?ve tried

- AHCI is enabled
- Swapped an usb keyboard for an old one (whatever they?re called)
- Disconnected everything when window reinstall during installation that I can (keyboard, mouse
- Disconected everything I Can from the MB ? wireless adapter, 3 sticks of ram (Left with 1 stick of 1GB), optical drive
- Swapped gfx cards
- Booted in safe mode as far as I could and tried to disable the VGA display adapters.
- Run RAM tests ? passed al... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 installation hangs at "Completing Installation” - I’m at my

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. Next if an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. We are creating the partition here to mark it Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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When i go to dual boot windows and windows xp The computer restarts several times and then it says TFGHT is compressed. Press control alt delete to restart. How to do i fix it?

Answer:Dual booting windows xp and windows 7 problem

Hi Rudolph, welcome to the forums
Can you give more details? Have you been able to install Windows 7? Did you already have XP installed? If not are you trying a clean install or upgrade? Have you started booting from the DVD or running setup.exe

Can you also double check the message? There seems to be nothing about "TFGHT"

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How to safely dual boot Windows 10 Home/64-bit
(existing) with Windows XP Pro SP3/32-bit?
Thanks.

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Hello. I am trying to figure out how to dual boot Windows 2000 and Windows ME? I know that you can partition your drive but is there a way to dual boot using a Master/ slave drive? This would be ideal for me. Any advice and/or good links would be greatly appreciated. This is actually for an older HP computer I have. thank you
 

Answer:Dual Booting Windows 2000 and Windows ME

What I would recommend doing is installing Windows Me on the slave drive first, making sure it is bootable and what not. Then installing Windows 2000 on the master drive. Windows 2000 should see the Windows Me installation and pick it up. Then when you go to boot your system the Windows Operating System loader will appear and it will ask you if you want to boot to "Windows 2000 Professional" or "Windows Me".

You could also use Norton PartitionMagic, it used to be PowerQuest PartitionMagic but now I think it is owned by Symantec.

http://www.symantec.com/home_homeoffice/products/overview.jsp?pcid=sp&pvid=pm80

There is some information about Symantec/Norton PartitionMagic.
 

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I am running windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 on a Sony Vaio SVE14A27CXH.

I had installed both, and had the dual-boot working, but after i tried to mount my windows partition in ubuntu using https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mo...dowsPartitions , i haven't been able to boot windows 8; it gives windows error 0xc000021a on "windows boot UEFI loader" and "error: can't find command "drivemap" and "error: invalid EFI file path" when i try "windows 8 (loader) (on /dev/sda3)". I tried the recommended settings in boot repair, which yielded a recommendation of retrying after creating a boot partition via tools like gParted. I have tried to refresh my PC through the troubleshooting menu, but it says that there was an error. I have also tried a linear drive test, which was negative.

I tried to execute a system restore, but it says I "must enable system protection on this drive [drive C:]" and the checkbox to select that drive is greyed out.

I have very little knowledge of ubuntu code, so if any solution involve a command prompt, if the lines could be written out for me so I just have to copy paste, that would be fantastic.

I have tried to restore from a recovery disc made on another computer (HP desktop), but it's not recognized by the utility.

I posted this on a Ubuntu forum, so I have Ubuntu Pastebin as the Bootinfo, for anyone that is familiar.

I can post the windows 8 log file as well as the disk layout txt file if that wo... Read more

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System crashed 12 Oct 11 after completing an on-line form when an unrequested email form appeared which was looping with a continuous production of letters & figures.
Unable to stop the process, system shut down. When re-started, the system booted up but refused to display BIOS or operating system.
After checking system, graphics card found to be faulty which was replaced 25 Oct 11.
System re-booted but refused to open in W7.
Launched system restore with W7 O/S to attempt system repair.
Initial error message stated NTLDR missing or corrupt.
Internet search suggested problem with XP. Launched XP & system booted OK. XP updated & now launches normally but W7 did not.
Re-booted, NTLDR message no longer displayed but after completing repair process, W7 did not boot.

SUMMARY OF SESSION DETAILS
Start-up Repair ? Diagnostic & Repair Details
Last successful boot time 12 Oct 11 @ 13:53 GMT
Number of repair attempts ? 11
Session Details List of Checks Total 46 some of which some are repeated include:-

Check for updates,
System Disk test,
Disk failure diagnosis
Disk metadata test

Target O/S test,
Volume content test
Boot manager test
System boot diagnosis
Event log diagnosis
Internal state check
Disk failure diagnosis
System boot log diagnosis
Boot status test
Set up state check
Registry hives test
Windows boot log diagnosis
Bug check analysis
Access control test
Files system test
Software i... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 / XP Dual boot PC not booting into Windows 7

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map with listings showing all columns, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Label what's on all partitions. We will give you the steps to recover Win7 and/or your Dual Boot - do you wish to keep it?

Is this factory preinstalled Win7, with XP added to another partition as a Dual Boot? Do you have Recovery Disks, a Win7 Reinstallation DVD (or access to any Win7 installer), and your XP CD or a backup image of either OS?

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i have windows 7 and xp to my system and it is working fine and i can able to choose which OS i will work with. Then after i re-installed XP, i can not choose to 2 OS and automatically boots to XP, help me about this matter, my windows 7 still on the other partition of my primary HDD.

Answer:Problem with Dual Booting Windows XP & Windows 7

Why did you have to reinstall XP? By doing so, you messed up the boot loader. Try this:http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/

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I have tried to dual boot Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows XP (both 32-bit).
To do this I firstly created two new partitions:
D\
F\
Then I put the windows XP installation disk in and restarted my computer, I then went on to install Windows XP on the F\ drive, after setup had installed the basic files it restarted the PC and now I get a message asking to boot from CD, I do so and then it tries to start set up over again.

I can't get past the CD booting part (my CD ROM is primary in boot order) so I can't use Windows Vista which is already installed, or finish off the Windows XP installation.

Computer specs:
500GB Hitachi HDD SATA-2
4GB Kingston DDR2 RAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3.2GHz processor
XFX GeForce 9500GT 1GB PCI-E

If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
Kind regards,
Anchutz.

Answer:Dual booting Windows Vista and Windows XP

Once XP has copied files it does reboot and you will see press any key to boot from CD again only now you do not press anything and setup should continue at that point.

Do you already have Vista installed on your PC?

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Hi, I just made a new installation of Windows 8 Pro.

Before installation I had Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit with same computer specs minus the Samsung SSD disk.
My intention was to make a dual boot system with both Windows 7 and Windows 8.
However, due to tiredness and common confusion I think I did some mistakes.

I don't think I had an Uefi installation so probably an mbr installation of Windows 7.

Ok, so here goes: I started with installing the new Samsung SSD disk in my system, I forgot to disconnect the other drives before starting Windows 8 installation. However, at first I could dual boot but I couldnt see my 2TB disk in Windows 8. I assigned a drive letter to it and then my problems began.

I can now start Windows 8 and see all 3 disks and use them as well. If I try to boot into Windows 7 on my OCZ drive I get a disk error.

I guess I messed up the mbr boot table. My question is, how can i fix this best?

Most important is to not loose my Windows 7 installation, I can Always make a new installation of Windows 8 as it is still fresh.

This is how my system looks now:

Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit
CPU Intel Core i7 2600K @ 3.40GHz Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM 16,0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8P67 DELUXE (LGA1155)
Graphics 1535MB GeForce GTX 580 (ASUStek Computer Inc)
Hard Drives
1863GB Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166 (SATA)
112GB OCZ-VERTEX3 (SSD)2
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Answer:Problems dual booting windows 8 and windows 7

The ASUS - - ASUS P8P67 DELUXE has a uEFI/BIOS firmware.

How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums
or
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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Hello, today I am trying to dual boot my Pre-Installed Windows 8.1 Pro with Windows 7. I have chosen "Shrink Volume" in Disk Management and I have created a new partition for Windows 7. Whenever I try to install windows 7 on the selected partition, I get the error that the hard disk is GPT type. I cannot convert it to MBR.
I open DISKPART
I write LISTDISK
I only see "Disk 0"
I write "select Disk 0"
Then I write "List Partition"
My hard drive has 7 partitions. My windows 7 partition is 5
I write "select partition 5"
Now, my question is, if I write clean, will it clean that specific partition or my entire hard drive?

Answer:Dual Booting Pre-installed Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

Originally Posted by armenh7


Whenever I try to install windows 7 on the selected partition, I get the error that the hard disk is GPT type.



Boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).

Quote from this post: UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style). -> link







   Tip
Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. (see screenshot below)

That is because Windows can only be installed to MBR disk in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on a GPT disk.

- Boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).
- But if you want to use MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table, then delete all partitions on the disk.



Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks. (see screenshot below)

That is because Windows can only be installed to GPT disk in UEFI Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on an MBR disk.

- Delete all partitions on the disk, so you can use GPT (GU... Read more

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

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

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

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

Answer:triple booting windows 7, windows 8 and ubuntu

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

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

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Hello, I would like to dual boot windows xp and windows 7. I currently am using windows 7 but I would like to install windows xp alongside it on a separate partition. I created the partition in disk management in windows seven and I booted from my xp disk and it goes through the beginning processes and then says entering windows setup and then goes to a blue screen saying that my computer needs to be shutdown. Please help me bypass this or something. Thanks.

Answer:Dual-Booting Windows XP and Windows 7 Issues

You may have installed Windows Seven in the AHCI mode.
XP will blue screen because the AHCI drivers were not installed for XP.

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    I recently bought a new Lenovo Thinkpad E455 64bit (8.1 Pro upgraded to Win 10 Pro) to replace my Toshiba Satellite 32bit (Vista business upgraded to Windows 7 Pro) and bought a SSD so I could dual boot between the systems. I used EaseUS
Todo to clone both systems to the SSD and got the Windows 10 working wonderfully, but cannot boot to Windows 7 without a blue screen of death that consistently refuses to allow me to repair it with my repair disk.


    The Lenovo doesn't have a CD drive, so I pushed the repair files to a USB. Still not working. The laptop just won't boot from the USB or give me the option to repair. And I can't create a Recovery Drive because I don't have a Windows 7
ISO, just my 7 Upgrade Disk. I went to Microsoft's site to pull down the Windows 7 ISO, entered my product code and received the choices of Korean or French language downloads. No English download is available for my product code (which is English language).


    BTW, I moved the SSD into the Toshiba and I can boot to Windows 7 all day long from it. So the SSD / clone is good. Ran a checkdisk on it and everything is good. It just won't boot up on the 64bit Lenovo system.



   Does anyone have any advice they can give me on fixing this issue? Blue screen of Death only stays up for 2 seconds, but I managed to take a picture with my phone. The message reads:


A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to ... Read more

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A couple weeks ago, I started having intense problems with spyware. It caused my windows explorer to crash every 15 minutes or so and instantly relaunch explorer (not restart computer). When I ran AdAware/Spybot/Malwarebytes it would get rid of them and it just came back soon after. I kept putting off fixing it for good, but recently, when upon restarting the computer, it would get through loading Windows and would immediately bluescreen and force a restart.

I have not installed any new hardware in a year or so, and no new significant software for at least a month.

Attempted solutions:
- Run in safe mode. Similar to normal mode, right before windows actually pops up, blue screens to error "STOP: 0x000000BE"
- Boot off friend's XP Pro CD (remember I use XP Home - I can't find my disc anywhere). Makes it to "Launching Windows" then blue screens to error "STOP: 0x0000007E / pci.sys - Address F78E0BF base at F7487000, DateStamp 3b7d855c". Tried booting to CD multiple times.
- Boot off friend's Vista CD. Sometimes it blue screens to same XP CD error, and sometimes successfully launches to Vista screen at which point I don't continue.
- Booting with either of my 2 RAM sticks taken out.

Comp details:
Processor: Intel Core Duo CPU 3ghz
HDs: 1 SATA Hard drive (holds OS), 1 IDE just holding information. SATA has at least 50gb free, IDE has at least 2.
MB: nForce 790i ftw
RAM: GSkill 2gb DDR (x2)
Video Card: Geforce GTX260
CD/DVD drive
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I want to have a dual booting Windows 7 and Windows 10 system. I do own two licenses so I believe I can do this legally.
The ideal would be for me to upgrade my Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro on my current D drive, after cloning an image of my D drive with Windows 7 on it, and then laying in that image into another partition on the same hard drive.
And then when Windows asked for activation of one or another of the installations I would type a different key for it, in order to activate and authenticate it.
But I suspect that the boot manager somehow would not be able to handle this situation and offer me either operating system at boot up time

Answer:Dual booting Windows 7 and Windows 10 with two licenses

Is this any use?How to Dual Boot Windows 10 Preview with Windows 7 or 8

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For the last 2 years I've had my PC setup to Dual Boot from either Windows Vista Home Premium Edition x32 or Windows 7 Professional Edition x64. The Windows Vista drive had only a capacity of 34.4GBt and had given up the ghost. So I chose to format and re-install Windows Vista onto this small drive. The drive is working like new but now the PC boots into Vista and I cannot boot into Windows 7. I know that I should get a hold of the Windows 7 installation disk and repair the installation but unfortunately I've been moving around a lot and can find everyone of my installation discs except the Windows 7 Professional. Can anyone offer me advice on how to re-establish my Dual Boot without the use of an installation disc? Any advice would be appreciated.

Answer:Dual Booting Windows 7 and Windows Vista

You could try Easy BCD. But more then likely you will have to download the Iso and do a startup repair.

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my windows 10 keeps shuting down on the windows icon.
i try to run it on (f8) safe mode but it just doesnt work
what am i missing? 

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I am dualbooting Windows 7 and Vista. So far everything is running perfect. The only thing I am having a problem with is running programs from my Vista partition.

One game won't start at all and Steam tries to open, but then says it can't find a key. How can I run programs from my Vista partition without having to reinstall? I don't have a lot of space to spare. That one game I was trying to run takes 7 GB.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Dual booting Windows 7 RC and Windows Vista SP1

You don't. The only way to run a program in 7 is to install it into 7. The drivers, auxiliary files, application data and so on can't be used from an operating system that is not loaded.
 

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