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Won't boot unless I use "EDIT BOOT OPTIONS (F10)" at boot screen

Question: Won't boot unless I use "EDIT BOOT OPTIONS (F10)" at boot screen

In order to get my laptop running I have to press F10 at the boot, which brings me to a screen that says:


EDIT BOOT OPTIONS
edit windows boot options for: windows 7
path: \windows\system32\winload.exe
partition: 3
hard disk: 350f350f
[ /NOEXECUTE=OPTION /MININT
]

In order to boot, I have to erase the text:
"/NOEXECUTE=OPTION /MININT"
After that I can boot.

PLEASE HELP!

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Answer: Won't boot unless I use "EDIT BOOT OPTIONS (F10)" at boot screen

Hi, welcome to the forums

You could try checking the 'Environment Variables' options...

Click Start then right-click Computer and select 'Properties'. From there, click 'Advanced system settings' followed by the 'Environment Variables'. Have a look in the lower box to see if those exact options are there. If so, you should be able to delete them.


Note
I cannot guarantee the effect of this as i've not had personal experience with the issue you're explaining.



OS

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Hi,
Is there a way to show a boot option asking you weather you want to boot in game mode or normal mode? What i mean by game mode is that on boot it only starts steam and geforce expericance, so then i dont have to quit all my third party applications, and on normal mode it starts everything.

Maybe something like this?

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Hi,
Is there a way to show a boot option asking you weather you want to boot in game mode or normal mode? What i mean by game mode is that on boot it only starts steam and geforce expericance, so then i dont have to quit all my third party applications, and on normal mode it starts everything.

Maybe something like this?

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I had wanted to reset my computer but was faced with the "A required drive partition is missing" problem. I followed the steps on this webpage (click here, in an attempt to resolve the issue.
After typing "clean all" I closed the command window and selected the option for turning off the computer. When I switched it on again, the screen showed the follown text:
All boot options are tried.
Press Home button or key to recover with factory image using Recovery or any other keys for next boot loop iteration.
I'm using a Samsung ATIV SmartPC Pro 700T which has this detachable keyboard. The problem is my keyboard is spoilt so I can't press , the home button is also spoilt. There's only ONE available USB port (is that what it's called?) and my flashdrive is connected to it for the reset process. Is there any way I can solve this issue? I tried removing the flashdrive and connected my wireless keyboard to the computer. I pressed the F4 button but nothing happens. I also tried pressing the volume buttons but the screen just flashes.
Clearly not very IT savvy and I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask. Would appreciate any helpful advice. Thanks!

Answer:Stuck at "All boot options are tried." screen

The link is click here Home button or F4*
.. so I can't press F4*
Not sure why the text didn't show.
..

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I'm trying to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit but i can't get the installer to load.
I have access to a Xubuntu install and a OS X install.
The original hard drive Windows 7 was installed on stopped working completely. So, I've bought a brand new one.
I followed the steps I did the first time I installed Windows 7 - converting the iso to and img with OS X's hdiutil and the dd command to burn it to a USB.
This time I would just get a "please insert proper boot media" error.
I went to my Xubuntu computer (it's used like a chromebook - i'm not a big linux guy) and tried WinUSB.
These USB keys lead to a screen that had a flashing underscore a few spaces from the top of the screen.
It dawned on me that the first thing I did when I installed windows the first time was update the bios. So I tried flashing a few different BIOS versions, but none of them made a difference>
I really need help - I can't think of anything else to try
Thank you very much!
TL;DR
Cannot boot into Win7 installer. OS X made USB keys show "insert proper boot media" - Ubuntu made keys show "flashing underscore" - Tried 3 different BIOS versions. Win7 -has- worked here before...
*Intel Core i7-3770 Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz LGA 1155
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Motherboard
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650
Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3
Corsair 750W*
 

Answer:Cannot boot into Win7 installer. "insert proper boot media" and "flashing underscore"

From where did you buy Windows 7 Ultimate? Did you not get a set of two DVDs with your purchase?
 

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For installing windows 7 in toshiba satellite C850-B763,
I changed the secure boot to be disabled and change the "UEFI Boot" to "CSM Boot" then the laptop display is not working.

When i am connecting to an external display it is working

Satellite C850-B763
Part No: PSCBYV-059002AR


kindly help to solve the issue

thanks

Adarsh

Answer:Satellite C850-B763 - display is not working changing "UEFI Boot" to "CSM Boot"

Set please BIOS to default settings and restart your notebook.
Is everything OK again?

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This screen came up after i deleted Nero through ad/delete and restarted my pc ,and i cannot get it to boot from cdrom despite changing the boot up sequence in BIOS..any ideas please??
 

Answer:blue screen at boot up "Unmountable-boot-volume"

This from TeckTips4U

"When booting up to Win XP you may get a error that reads "Unmountable Boot Volume". This is probably because your boot.ini file is messed up.

You can boot with your the XP CD and when you see the "Welcome to setup" screen press the letter R
You will get a dos-type prompt
Then type chkdsk /p (note the space before /p)and hit Enter
When that is done type fixboot and hit Enter
Y and Enter at the prompt
Then type exit and hit Enter
The system will now reboot into Windows

If for some reason that don't work for you, you can boot to the recovery console like above and...
Type chkdsk /r (note the space before /r) then enter
When done type "exit" and hit enter.
This will take longer, but the system should boot back into Windows."
 

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Hello Everyone.

I'm a newbie and like pistas, as you can deduce from my screen name. .

Alright, seriously, i have a bizarre situation with my laptop it may be a world first!!!. Details as follows:

OS: Vista Home Edition 32 bit. with latest Service packs installed. System runs fine except two major issues of late.

Laptop (the one this query concerns):Acer Aspire 3682.

1) Problem (Multi faceted): The vista boot loader loads on start up with 'Edit Boot Options' menu when the keyboard is connected to the motherboard. However, when i unplug it (the keyboard) from the motherboard the 'Edit Boot Options Menu' automatically does NOT appear and the OS loads just fine. I do not want this edit boot options to appear as it is a nuisance.

Note: i have read numerous 'tutorials' about how to 'disable' the windows boot manager on this site and elsewhere and i'm also a geek professionally(attempted suggested solution eg tweak BCDEDIT, Start Up Recovery, no change). I can 'normally' figure solutions to most techie things quite easily. Except this one it seems. Replacing the keyboard is a possible solution, any other suggestions?

Secondly: The keyboard's Del key and Home key as well as 'RIGHT SHIFT+2' to give " (quotation marks) do NOT work. All other keys and functions work just fine. All keys on keyboard are intact like new (eg no dirt underneath the button). All worked fine before a re-install was necessary due to Disk Management issue, but bizzarely it has now stopped w... Read more

Answer:Vista: Boot Loader, Edit Boot Options and Keyboard, bizarre situation, world first?

Of all your problems, I think all I know how to help with will be your monitor issue. I suspect it's probably a physical problem with the pixels, (as in it's broken somehow) and there's not much you can do about it short of buying a new screen for it. But to be sure, try to take a screenshot using the Snipping Tool (type that in the Search bar in the start menu) and see if the ring appears in the picture. If it does, then there may be a software issue, although I doubt that would be a virus if that's all it's causing. If the ring doesn't show up in the pic, then it's probably just your monitor that's mess up and you need a new one.

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At Win login system Group denies access for insufficient rights. A hack created many users and groups and granted access to all but denied me 'owner' access to change or modify any of the accounts created nor could I create a new one.
Now it longer lets me log in to Windows on start-up. It will not allow for Safe Mode start with Command. It ignores Bio set-up to start from USB first, where I have my backup stored. I was able to get to the Edit Boot Options from F5 then F10. All other startup options from F5 and F10 give options only for Windows 7 startup or Diagnosis only. At Edit Boot Options window it reads: Edit Windows boot options for: Windows 7 Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe Partition: 1 Hard Disk: bd8cd9df [ /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN

Answer:Need to Edit Boot Options to boot from local USB Backup File at cmd Wi

Welcome to the forum. Is this a home or work pc?

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Hi,

I just recently had a problem with my main hard drive which had a capacity of 20gb and so i decided to take it out and leave my second hard drive ( which was 160GB) in the system. But now i have the problem where the computer asks me to "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" after 30 seconds of turning on my computer.
What do i do here?
I am completely lost.
Please help.

Answer:"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

Hello Vinroy

You have removed the "Master" drive which XP booted to.
Now you will have to make the 2nd drive into the "Master"

Connect this 2nd drive using the connector which was used for the drive you removed.
Then change the jumpers on the drive to master.

.

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I have had my computer since Christmas, It has been working fine. Then I went on this morning as normal as can be, everything was booting up and I opened steam but it said no connection. Then a blue screen appeared and said something like" search DHP watchdog violation" then the screen went black but displayed the text "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"
I have no idea what to do and I need help. I searched this on tech guy and I tried to boot it with my CD/DVD Drive off which is what I saw worked on another persons thread but to no avail. Please help, also I use windows 8.
 

Answer:"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device.."

The "DHP watchdog violation" could be caused by any number of things, typically within the OS. Which is a non-issue now since the PC won't boot.

What error do you get now when you try to boot? If it's the same or similar to "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key", then it sounds like the HDD (which is the primary boot device) cannot be found. Which typically indicates a HDD failure, but could also be just a loose/faulty data or power cable.

Enter the BIOS and verify if HDD is recognized properly, and if so, verify the boot order.
 

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Hello,

My computer is an HP dv7 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. When I turn the computer on, it only opens to the "Advanced Boot Options", but it does not respond to the keyboard, such as directional arrows and "Enter". On starting up I can hold down the F8 key and get the first BIOS page, but the same problem is there of not being able to effect any change with keyboard.

Prior to this problem developing, I had started my computer, and it went to the password sign in page as normal, but it indicated that I was "locked out" or something to that effect. The fingerprint reader light was blinking, but I've never set it up for that (I didn't know it had such a facility). I did a restart and the normal sign-in screen was there, so I signed in and updated my AVG Anti Virus 2014. I then I opened the Google Images search page, and it was from that point on that things got "weird", because the screen became greatly magnified. Perhaps I had inadvertently clicked on some option. Not being able to use the computer with the great magnification setting, I then did a restart, which brought me to the "Advanced Boot Options" page without any keyboard access.

I have tried removing the battery and then removing the BIOS battery, which only resulted in a page appearing which stated that the BIOS had to be reset. I was able to press "Enter" to make that happen, but then the "Advanced Boot Options" screen appeared agai... Read more

Answer:Computer only boots to "Advanced Boot Options" then freezes

What happened before this? did you drop something on the Keyboard? has it been wet?
Can you not get into the HP boot menu? not the BIOS but there should be a boot menu
which HP puts on these laptops. I think you can gain access to it by hitting F5 at boot start.

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I spent about 3 hours searching around the internet and have tried the solutions I found - nothing is working. Frustrated. Please help.

Answer:"Performance Options" dialog box appears every time I boot.

Hi could you tell us what you have tried already to solve the problem?

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How do I get my files back? I can get a legit copy of Win 7 through work so I'm not concerned with keeping that particular copy. I can always replace Zorin, although I'm not so inclined to at the moment for obvious reasons.

As far as my own skill level is concerned, I rate myself as fairly low, but I've been told repeatedly by people who do tech support for a living that I'm amazingly good at following instructions.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Zorin installed: No Dual Boot Options Given. Now Win 7 is "gone"

Hello jmcd0264 and welcome to Seven Forums. Sorry for the delayed response but I just saw your question.

I'd suggest that you post a screen capture image of your disk management screen using this tutorial.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

This will let the Forum members see what's on your hard drive and offer suggestions on how to proceed.

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I dropped my laptop while it was on

after restarting, it only said "Please Wait.."

I tried installing a new hard drive
now, my fan gets really loud, then stops, and I get a screen saying, "All boot options are tried. Press <F4> key to recover."

pressing <F4> only restarts the computer, giving me same instructions.

I've tried booting from a windows 7 CD and USB, but I just get the same message :/

Thanks for any and all help!!!

Answer:"All boot options are tried. Press <F4> key to recover..."

Hi, first thing to do after a fall is to remove the battery, you can then try to boot from the mains only, you say you replaced the HDD, this would require you reinstall windows on this HDD, why did you do that? It is most likely a fall could have damaged connections the RAM seat would be first, it is important, did you remove the battery before replacing the hdd, as I said this is the first thing you should do.

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"Reboot and Select proper Boot Device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device."

Have I lost my Hard drive at the critical moment during backup?? :-( Please help!
 

Answer:Randomly: "Reboot and Select proper Boot Device or insert Boot Media in selected.."

Yes it sounds like your C drive has developed problems
 

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We are getting the above error randomly on some of the laptops we have deployed. The error comes right after you boot or when the windows 7 is left running. There are no special software running. The error in details is below.
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boot appplication: \windows\system32\winload.exe
change settings: 0x26000090
You must supply a bitlocker recovery key to start this system.
Confirm that the changes to the BCD settings are trusted.

If the changes are trusted then suspend and resume bitlocker. This will reset bitlocker to use the new BCD settings.
Otherwise restore the original BCD settings"
 
Can anyone please explain on how to correct this error. As before this is happening on few of the machines and we are seeing more as we go. Any tips would be nice...Thanks

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I saw the post re: icons, but thats not the same really, as I need a 'command', then an action/program, etc. (Didnt want u thinking I didnt look around
Thank u for any help/ideas,
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Answer:How can I add commands such as "edit" & "view" as options on context menu (rightClick

try right click enhancer

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Notes: SATA is set to AHCI Controller.

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please someone help me fast that error is freaking annoying i just want to remove it !!!!

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Hi

XP is trying to boot up as normal, but gets to the "Verifying DMI Pool Data" bit and then requests that you "Boot from CD"
Have tried going into the Advanced BIOS menu and changing boot priorities 1, 2 and 3 to "Hard Drive" - no help
(NB. 1st option, "Hard disk Boot priority" (where it says press enter) cannot be changed from "Bootable Add in cards". Not sure if this is significant)

Have tried with an XP disc to use Recovery Console with chkdsk /p . It scans the partition and can tell me there is a problem but doesn't attempt to do anything with it.

Please help! I'm utterly stumped!!

Julie x

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I have a Win XP desktop which had problems with the hdd. The hdd and disk drive were connected to the same IDE bus(the motherboard only has one), the disk set as slave, the hdd as master. The computer worked fine except for errors with the hdd. I purchased a new hdd, and copied all contents of the old hard disk over using acronis migrate easy. In order to do this, I had to disconnect the disk drive, and connect the new hard drive in its place. The cloning process went smoothly and when I disconnected the old hard drive, I was able to boot into the new one. Everything worked fine, but when I connected the disk drive and rebooted, I got the error message:
"reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device"
How do I fix this?
 

Answer:Solved: "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot d

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Computer won't boot "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key." everytime i turn on the computer a black screen pop up saying
"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
This product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5,307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US^,115,776 and
US6,327,625
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.27 (10/31/11)
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE Rom.
Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key."
i can't even do anything on the computer and when trying to use the media disk it stays on a black screen.

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So I Do Not know if this is the right category for this topic but couldn't find a better one.

Recently I had some problems updating to 1703 and I already wanted to do a clean install of windows 10.
so I created a bootable Win10 usb disk but the UEFI BIOS only shows "Windows Boot Manager" as boot option and I couldn't find a way to make the BIOS recognize or show the usb so if anyone of you can help me with this my computer is Asus X550VC its a laptop and doest have a fancy BIOS as well.

I would appreciate all the help and thanks.

Answer:BIOS won't see bootable USB/Only boot option is "Windows boot mngr "

Did you have the usb plugged in when you tried as a lot wont boot usb unless its presant. ASUS manager should give you the option the set the boot state

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Hi all,

I am not able to get into Windows due to problem booting and would greatly appreciate any help. Here is how it happened.

I was surfing the net and all of a sudden my screen frozed up while my harddrive suddenly went very quiet while its lights were still on. My computer did not respond so I tried to restart my pc. The screen then came up with the following error:

"Intel Boot Agent Version 4.0.19
...
Intel Base-Code, PXE-2.1 (Build 083)
...

PXE-E53: No Boot filename received

PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.

Boot Failure: System Halted"

I have WindowsXP installed but don't have the disc anymore so I'm hoping the solution to this problem will not require reinstallation or the disc. Also, I have not made any recent changes on my computer settings so this error seems to be have come up out of nowhere. My computer had been working fine before this and I have no idea why this error happened.

(Not sure if this info will help or even relevant but I have a router and a home network set up with another computer (a laptop). I did not make any changes on their setting prior to this error.)

In BIOS, under the BOOT tab, should I do anything with the "Intel Rapid BIOS Boot", "USB Boot" or the "Boot Priority" setting?
Thank you very much for any help in advance. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Mazz
 

Answer:"Boot Failure: System Halted PXE-E53 No Boot File Received"

"Intel Boot Agent Version 4.0.19 ...Intel Base-Code, PXE-2.1 (Build 083)
PXE-E53: No Boot filename received...PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
Boot Failure: System Halted"Click to expand...

The above simply means that the machine is attempting to boot from LAN device.
You can try changing your boot priority to boot from the HD first, but it sounds like you just had a HD failure.
 

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Hi, I've encountered this error upon restarting my computer because when I accessed it this morning the screen was frozen on my screensaver and I couldn't get out of it.

I've tried using my recovery disc to use Startup Repair but my partition seems to be missing and when i use bootsect to look at my disk volumes it is also missing in there. When I try to restore my computer using a Windows 7 install DVD it only shows my "Backup" partition. I've also tried reordering the boot order in the BIOS.
 

Answer:"Reboot and Select boot device or insert boot media"

It would appear that your hard drive is having problems. First of all, do you have a current backup of anything important on the drive?
 

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What I can't do:
Install OS

Important Specs:
P5K Premium
Seagate 320GB SATA 7200.10
Philips 20x SATA DVD Burner

Problem:
After the PC Posts, the error message "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key" comes up. My HDD and DVD Drive are both connected, the Windows XP Installation CD (Slipstreamed with SP2) is in the drive, the DVD drive is set as first to boot, etc. but no cigar.

What I have tried:
With 6 SATA ports (1,2,5,6 "master", 3,4 "slave") and two SATA devices (HDD, Philips 20X DVD Burner), there are 20 possible "combinations." I have tried nearly every combination available since I read elsewhere that the SATA drives are picky. I also tried using a different SATA cable. In addition, I tried boot HDD first, boot DVD first, boot DVD only, boot HDD only; nothing worked. I tried a different SP2 installation CD and I still received the same error message. In the BIOS I tried many different combinations of SATA configurations; still no.

Rest of Technical Information:
Corsair 620W
Antec 900
eVGA 8800GTS 320MB
G.Skill PC2-6400 HZ 2GB
Zalman 9700
CPU and RAM on default settings at the moment

Answer:P5K Premium "Proper Boot Device/Insert Boot Media"

Today I changed the Philips drive with an IDE drive. I noticed that in the Boot Order that both my IDE and "Atapi CD-ROM" appeared, so I tried different boot combinations and finally disabled the "Atapi CD-ROM" to no avail. Finally, I removed all USB devices and disabled USB because someone suggested it, but :freak:

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The complete message is "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

System:
Asrock extreme3 gen3 z68 motherboard
intel i7 2600k
16gb g.skill ram
1.5TB WD harddrive
64GB crucial m4 ssd
sapphire radeon hd 7970
Recently re-installed windows using a bootable usb as i have no optical drive
installed drivers and some software
Made SSD into a raid cache
went to reboot computer after some windows updates and now i get the above message.
Bios sees the hard drives
using the bootable usb for windows repair shows no installations of windows, and the cmd doesn't show the hard drives,
Things i have tried:
Turned the SSD back into a normal drive
Removed the SSD Entirely
Used bootable usb for windows repair
Used the CMD console from repair to try bootrec
Re-installing windows entirely
I found that windows repair doesn't recognize the windows installation on the HDD and also does not recognize the HDD itself.
On trying to re-install widows i was given no option to select a drive to install on, and it would not continue.
Put linux mint on a flash drive, It recognized the HDD but gave the error "Unable to mount 1.5 TB Volume - Adding read ACL for uid 999 to `/media/mint' failed: Operation not supported"

Answer:Message on boot "reboot and select proper boot device..."

Win7 doesn't much like RAID as we only see problems with it here. Is your mobo configured to run a SSD cache with RAID?

I would unplug all other HD's besides the SSD, reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI, do a Clean Install Windows 7.

If it fails try wiping the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command and then define an Active partition as shown in Step 2 of SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Hi guys, a new member here. I hope you can help me with my problem.
I have 2 HDD. both of them have Windows 8.1 installed. When they are both connected, everything is working just fine. I can boot to any of them. The problem starts when I try to disconnect 1 of them. Lets call them "A" and "B".
Picture 1 is showing when only HDD "A" is connected. Enter and Press F8 options do not work.
When i use Press F9 it gives me an option to choose which OS i want to boot in (Picture 2), even there is only 1 OS.
When I choose the one on the bottom, it's working and I can boot to Windows.
When only HDD "B" is connected I cant boot to windows at all. It gives me an error (Picutre 3) : The boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing....". I've tried to repair it with my Windows installation USB (Picture 4) but that didnt work either. I even tried to use Command prompt commands (bootrec /rebuildbcd, /fixboot. nt60) but no luck.
When I connect both HDD, everything is working just fine (Picture 5).
My problem is that I want to have only Hdd "B" connected because all my stuff are on that drive. The other one is just to have it ready if something goes wrong. I thought I will be able to boot if I just rebuild BootSector on drive "B" but I guess I was wrong.
Can someone help me with this problem please?
Thank you
Pic 1: Pic 2: Pic 3: Pic 4: Pic 5:

Answer:Windows wont boot " File: \Boot\BCD" error

Impossible to read the pics.

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Hello Everyone,

I have a Dell XPS 13 (9350) and was trying to update my Windows 10 install and it borked my dual-boot system. I was trying to install the Win10 Fall Update, and increased my GPT (EFI) partition to be able to install it, and now my computer will not boot:
https://imgur.com/a/Wkra6

I found the following document on how to repair EFI partitions:
https://www.easeus.com/partition-man...8-7.html#part5

However, when trying to repair the EFI partition, I get an access is denied when trying to run the "bootrec /fixboot" command.

Can anyone help me out please ASAP? This is my computer for school! =(

Thanks!

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I have had my new laptop for 76 days now and it has been fine apart from not finding my headphones via bluetooth. But anyway. In the morning i got my laptop and opened it up and turned it on, as you do. Then i log in and up pops the silly youtube video i was watching the night before. 2 seconds later the whole thing crashses and 2 or 3 minutes later says its trying to do an automatic recovery. This fails about 30 minutes later and i get this error

'Your PC Needs to Be Repaired

The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.

File:\WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe Error code: 0xc0000102

You' ll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator.'

I have Rebooted and have been all through the various menus when you try boot it but to no help. I cant figure out whats wrong with it and nothing looks out of place or in the wrong settings.

I have nothing with windows 8 on it (CD or USB or anything) because it came pre-installed. I dont want to loose all the stuff i have on it either.
 

Answer:Windows 8 Boot Error "Missing Boot Files"

This matter is being dealt with here
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-8/1089602-bluetooth-annoying-error.html
 

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HP Pavilion a1423w
Windows 7 32 bit
1024 MB Ram
At first my computer would only turn on with just the fan, on another forums it said to unplug all cables and hold the power button for 30 seconds, after I did that, I was presented with the message, "Reboot and select proper boot device" EVERY TIME! I was told to make sure ATA was enabled in the BIOS. it is. still same message, I tried to put a Windows 7 installation disc to see if I can enter command prompt and type "bootrec.exe /fixboot" I get a message, "the device is not ready"

please help me. I have mine and my sister's valuable information on this computer

Answer:will not boot. "Reboot and select proper boot device"

Hi there,

Hmmmmm.....it's possible that you might have a faulty hard drive. Do this, go to a working computer an download a good hard drive diagnostics utility called "SEATOOLS". Here is the link to the Seatools program: SeaTools | Seagate

Download Seatools and put the program onto a bootable device (e.g. CD). Boot the computer to the Seatools CD, follow the on-screen instructions, and scan your computer hard drive for any errors. Make sure you use both short and extended test.

Hope everything works out well and please provide an update when you can, thank you.

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Hi there!

One of our CPUs and monitor gave up most of the ghost. I monitor is hosed, I tested so that is no biggie... But the CPU says that the CPU fan is not running, press F2 to continue boot or it will shut down in 5 seconds.
If I press F2, it boots fine. I have a new HD in the CPU because my boss REALLY needed his computer and I had a spare. So he is set, but I am still dealing with his old one. I have checked the fans on the PS and the MB. BOTH are working. So am I missing something? It is a HP pc 864n Media center.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Error message "CPU Fan is not working" On boot. Press F2 to boot...

It could be that the CPU fan is connected directly to the PSU rather then on the CPU_FAN connector on the motherboard &/or the CPU fan is spinning at such a low RPM level that the motherboard cannot detect it.

If the CPU fan is spinning & the temps are decent, then you shouldn't worry.
 

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Recently I took a look at my girlfriend's PC as explorer crashed each time it was booted, even safe mode wouldn't work. I opted to re-install the OS from scratch. The only problem I had was that she needed some files backing up, so I had no option but to plug her HDD into a spare SATA bay I have in my own PC (80GB of data needed to be saved, I don't have an external HDD that big).

Anyhow, I backed up the files to a HDD I have in my computer and then re-installed Windows on her HDD in my own PC. I then put her data back onto the HDD. Everything worked fine in my PC, I was able to boot into Windows XP no problem. Please note I didn't install any drivers apart from any defaults the XP install detected and installed.

After putting the HDD (with the assumedly fixed XP install and recovered data) back into her PC I cannot get it to boot at all. I get the following error message:

Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key

I have tried the following and keep getting the same message:

1. Checked BIOS and set it to default.
2. Removed the system battery to hard reset BIOS.
3. Performed a full repair on the XP install using an XP CD.
4. Executed several commands in recovery console: bootcfg, fixboot and fixmbr.
5. Used chkdsk, HDD appears to be fine.
6. Unlpugged everything, checked connections, etc.

I assumed it was some kind of driver issue from using my PC for the fresh install, but as repair nukes the Win... Read more

Answer:XP won't boot "Reboot and Select proper Boot device".

I would boot with the WinXP cd in her pc with her hard drive. Start WinXP setup, delete the partition on the hard drive and continue installing windows. (make sure you still have that backup!)
It is not a good idea to install Windows on a hard drive meant for another pc. Unless the computers are identical (especially the motherboards) otherwise there is a good chance you will have driver and performance issues.

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I really messed up this time. I am using my husband's computer because mine won't boot. I get the message:
"Windows didn't start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware. Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your reference manuals for additional information."

Well, that sort of thing is beyond me. But first, my system and how I got into this mess:
Dell Dimension 8200
Pentium 4, 2.00GHz
256RAM
WinXP Home Ed.

Trying to get rid of the screen that prompts you on boot-up to select an OS and counts down the seconds, I went from My Computer>Properties>Advanced and unchecked the first box, the one that has a place to the right where you say how many seconds to display the OS choice. I had changed that choice to "0" many times, but eventually the choice screen always came back, so I got the idea of unchecking the whole box.

Then--I forget exactly which part of Properties this was in--I found the two OSs listed. They were the same, except that the one that was selected had a few words after it that began with "No"--maybe "No selection"? (This problem of having to make a choice on boot-up started when the computer was new and something went wrong and a Dell technician had me reinstall the OS.) I thought maybe I could get rid of the annoyance by selecting the other OS, and did it.

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Answer:No boot:"Could not read the selected boot disk." Heeeelp!

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Hi, my sister dropped off a gateway MT3432 laptop and when i turned it on, nothing works, It starts up but nothing shows on the screen. I hear the system booting up and spinning off the hard drive but cant get to the BIOS screen or nothing. I tried plugging in an external monitor and still nothing. I don't know what the deal is. Plz Help. I replaced the ram and the harddrive and still doing the same thing.

Answer:GATEWAY LAPTOP WONT BOOT """"HELP""""

Did your sister say she had did anything to the machine?  Played with registry? dropped it?

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Hi all,
Windows 7 Pro 32bit
I have a captured image and I booted into PE on my target system. I used Diskpart:

select drive 1
clean
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="Win7 32bit"
assign letter="C"
exit

Then I applied the image with imagex:

imagex /apply e:\testimage.wim 1 c:\

The image applied, but now when I try to boot (After removing the PE boot disc), it tries to network boot and gives me the message "Operating System Not Found. I made sure to reset my boot order to HD>removable>CD>Network.
Do I need to manually create a small partition responsible for booting? What steps do I take from here? I was surprised that googling didn't lead me to my specific problem, but mostly problems involving SCCM and large scale deployments.

Thanks in advance,
Joe

Answer:I deployed an image and then tried to boot it, but the system tried to network boot instead and then gave me the message "Operating System Not Found"

In your diskpart,you need to add

act

To make partition active

After applying image, you need to create BCD environment with:

bcdboot C:\Windows

Note

Drive letter C: is whatever you used in command:

Imagex /apply e:\testimage.wim 1 c:\

If you would use two partition setup as suggested by other posters, then the small 100 MB partition would be C: and the "Windows" partition would be "D:". Hence, you would use


bcdboot D:\Windows

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Hey folks,

My first post on here but I'm in serious trouble. I got a "new" (to me anyway) desktop running XP today and found the audio hardware wasn't working. So I pillaged an old machine for its sound card, and inserted that onto the motherboard. Also connected the Aux and CD lines to the top of the daughterboard.

Since then, to my horror, the machine has failed to boot. All plugged in, keyboard working, screen on and being used on another box for this very post. All I get now is the usual chirps from the internal soundcard followed by a few very low notes, definitely depressing so I guess they're suggesting something's failed. There's no further action from the CPU, the fan still works, but there is no screen output whatever.

Have I fried the motherboard without realising?!

Also, ironically, the last failure tone was delivered by my speakers through the originally non-responsive audio hardware!

I'd love a bit of help on this one, because my knowledge of computers' insidey bits is pretty poor.

Many thanks,

Joe.
 

Answer:Desktop boot problem after sound card "meddling"... just a "beep" failure tone.

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Hey all,

Having a crazy situation with a laptop I offered to clean for somebody. It's an HP laptop and all I was doing was removing some of the HP bloatware that came on it from the factory, and installing some old HP software for an HP printer they no longer have anymore. One of the uninstalls required a restart, so I restarted the machine, but it will no longer boot! :S

Upon attempting to boot, I'll get the Win10 logo and after a moment, the spinning circle pauses for a second and I get a blue screen with a stop code stating "INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE." All I had literally done was uninstall some of that HP software that came on the machine (I've cleaned bloatware off other laptops like this dozens of times before!).....what the heck caused this?

Upon restart from this "INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE" screen, I will get a 'Recovery' screen immediately after POST saying "Your PC couldn't start properly - A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed. - Error 0xc000000f - You'll need to use recovery tools"..........but the recovery tools in the form of Startup Repair and System Restore won't work....

I created a Win10 Installer/Recovery USB Key and can boot with that. I've tried the 'bootrec.exe /fixmbr' and 'bootrec.exe /fixboot' commands, both to no avail. System Restore doesn't help as they never had it turned on, so there are no Restore Points to use. Startup Repair fails and says it was unable to repair anything.

I'm a bit desparate..... Read more

Answer:HP Laptop won't boot - "INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE"

Hopefully you created the Windows 10 USB flash drive on an 8GB flash drive or larger. If you did, go to the \Sources folder on it and rename boot.wim to boot.bak.

Download Kyhi's Recovery Tools (Win14393PESE_x64 ISO v170116):
Win14393PESE_x64 ISO v170116

Mount the ISO file for recovery tools, and copy the boot.wim file from the mounted \Sources folder to the \Sources folder on the USB flash drive.

Boot the computer from it into Kyhi's Recovery Tools. Run Macrium Reflect. Under the restore menu is a utility to Fix Windows startup problems. Run that utility.

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I've been having a problem with the clock/date/time resetting to May 14 2004. Replaced the battery on the motherboard. Ran XoftSpy, super AntiSpyware, MBAM & AVG Free in safe mode last night. Didn't pick up anything. Came down this molrning & got this error message on boot
"Boot failed at checkpoint PnP1"
Memory Read write failed at 5FF90000 Read Failed at F916F906 Expecting at F916F916
Memory Address Line Failed at 5FF90000 Read failed at F916F906 Expecting at 06060606
Not sure what any of that means. Thoughts? Anyone?
 

Answer:XP Won't boot "Boot failed at checkpoint PnP1"

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I wasn't really sure which forum to place my question in as I don't really know what the problem is. So feel free to move this as needed. This may be fairly long winded but I want to give as much information as I can. Thanks in advance to anyone reading this over!

Last night I was playing games on my computer when my monitor suddenly went black. The signal still seemed to go through (LED was still green) but I couldn't see anything and my 2nd monitor was working fine so I don't think it's the video card. It happened the night before and upon shining a flash light on the screen I could still see what should have been there. I figure the back lighting on the main monitor is going so I'll have to buy a new one . Since I couldn't see what I was doing I alt+F4'd out of any programs I could then, using the windows key, I attempt to just shut down the computer blindly. However, I think I only put the computer to sleep (which I never normally do) instead of turning it off. I think nothing of it and just leave the problem for the morning.

After work the next day I power up the machine and still have a dead monitor so I switch the monitor cables in the back making my normally secondary monitor my primary. I see the usual loading screen except now it's running a memory test which it never normally does. It reads:

Memory Testing : XXXXXXXK OKClick to expand...

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Answer:Computer won't boot; "Disk boot failure"

Talked to one of my tech friends and he was able to get the computer working. The monitor seems to be a lost cause but that's easier to swallow at least. He had me reset the CMOS. In case anyone else has this problem I'll outline the process below.

Power down the computer then unplug and switch off your power supply. Ground yourself and then look for the battery on the MOBO (big watch battery looking thing). Take that out and then hold down the main power to your computer for 5-10 seconds. Now, put the battery back into the MOBO then hook up the power supply again and switch it back on (in that order). Power up the computer and you should be good to go. I had to do another restart afterwards for it to fully reset the BIOS but after I did that the computer powered back up as normal.

My monitor problem still exists but that is an easy fix. But I wanted to post this in case anyone else comes across this problem. I supposed you can make this thread as solved!
 

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Recently my PC stopped responding, so i waited (an hour), and my PC still didn't respond(no Ctrl ALT Del, no Ctrl Shift Esc) so I cut the power supply(probably not the best thing to do) and restarted. After starting up the login screen didn't appear, instead i got a black screen(PC still running), so I cut the power supply(again probably not the best thing to do) and restarted. Like I expected I got a BIOS error screen telling me there went something wrong and asking to start normally or to start startup repair. No matter what i chose, I always got the following error:

Code:
Status: 0xc000000e

Info: The boot selection failed because a required boot device is inaccessible
It advised me to use the installation DVD and select repair system. So I did what it said But the setup was unable to repair my PC. It asks me if I want to send details to MS In this dialog I choose view problem details and I get this:

Code:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21201008
Problem Signature 05: ExternalMedia
Problem Signature 06: 3
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
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Answer:"Boot device inaccessible" error during boot

Try these free, bootable diagnostics:





Quote:
H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)


In particular, run the Hard Drive diagnostics on your D: drive

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Ok, I just built my first computer last night, and everything went great! I hooked everything up nice and neat, made sure all the connections were tight, and then I read the Manuel before I turned it on to know what to expect.

Sure enough, the manual says, "If one short beep occurs, then the installation was a success and no errors have been detected."

Well, that is the beep that I got, thank God!!

After the beep, the screen then shows the diagnostics of what is in the computer. at the bottom of the screen it says "Press F1 to Continue or F2 to go into setup." So I pressed F1, and then the screen comes up, and shows all of my hardware like my HD's and it saying, "Capability ... DISABLED." on both.

Then on the bottom of the screen it says, "From CD: BOOT FAILURE, INSERT DISC TO BOOT"

Well, I live with my parents and to say the least, they were not pleased, because they said this system, was going to turn into a money hole. I personally am proud of myself for doing EVERYTHING right, and am very disappointed that this is happening. After I told my parents the Error, they said I shouldn?t touch it until I?m done with school (I am still going to work on it when you guys give me some ideas). So, the other computer I have, the dreaded Compaq, I put jus the basics back in, the PSU that came with my new case, a stick of RAM, and once HD that has my OS on it.

Then I had the idea that the ?Disc? that the computer wa... Read more

Answer:"From CD: BOOT FAILURE, INSERT DISC TO BOOT"

Insert your XP Cd and run a windows repair on your computer.

Also, make sure your HDD is being detected by your system. You should be able to see you hard drive listed in the bios. (Is it an IDE drive or SATA)?

(ps. I deleted your other identical thread. No need for two as it just confuses things)
 

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Hello,

I'm a new poster in this forum. I just got a boot error today that I haven't been able to resolve by myself, so I thought I should get some help.

I'm currently running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit. I have two hard drives in this PC. One is an Intel SSD (on which my Windows 7 is installed and is the active partition), and a 1TB hard drive. This computer has been up and running for 1 1/2 years now without any issue.

Yesterday I updated Norton and ran its Registry Cleaner and might have started this problem.

So the problem is when I boot my computer, every thing is normal until before the Windows 7 logo screen. Prior to today, it just goes there without any issue. But today, I received an error: "CD ROM Boot Priority Error - No medium". I have an Asus motherboard, and it has the F8 option to select boot device. So I reboot my computer, hit F8 and select my SSD, and Windows 7 is able to boot correctly and without any issue. Then I check my BIOS to make sure the boot order is correct and it's set to
1-SSD
2-HD
3-CD Rom

But everytime it would display me that error. Yes, I have a workaround by pressing F8 during POST and I'm able to boot to Windows 7. But I'd like to get rid of this error. I ran the Intel diagnostic software on my SSD and the drive is okay and healthy according to it.

Any idea on this one? I appreciate the help!

Answer:Getting "CD Rom Boot Priority No Medium" error, but still able to boot

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Probably the easiest way is a system restore to a point in time before you updated Norton.

If that solves the problem you can always update Norton again, but this time don't use the registry cleaner.

Windows 7 does a pretty good job of taking care of business and personally, I think using a registry cleaner is unnecessary and can cause more problems than it solves.

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I'm running Windows 7 on a DELL XPS. Before this happened a disk scan was running and I reset the computer before it was finished. It restarted the first time, but by the time I got back to the computer it was on the "Strike f1 to retry boot" screen.I've tried turning on CAPS LOCK, NUM LOCK & SCROLL LOCK and hitting ALT - E,F,B, but that did not seem to work. I don't know if I did the combination work or something, but I tried a variety of combos and none of them seemed to work. I also tried reloading the default settings in the Boot options menu and that did not seem to help either. I've read resetting the BIOS is a possible solution, but I'm not sure what the next step is at this point.Any help would be greatly appreciated.* UPDATE: I just ran a diagnostics test and it said Error Code 0141 - No Drive Detected

Answer:Getting "Strike f1 to retry boot" "Error Code 0141 - No Drive Detected"

Its having issues detecting the hard drive. What is the exact make/model number of this computer?Curious as to why you didnt allow it to finish properly? Did it take forever getting hung at a certain point of the scandisk in which you told it to reboot because it was not progressing further? I have a strong feeling you will need to replace the hard drive. The system sensed an issue with the drive before it died and it attempted a scandisk to try to repair, and right now it sounds like the issue with the drive got worse from the point in which the system detected a scandisk was necessary to correct for errors.

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I had to buy a new (SSD) HD and had trouble booting from a disc until I enabled Legacy Mode and disabled Secure Boot in BIOS. Now whenever I boot up I get a "No Boot Device Found" message until I hit "Enter" at which point i'm allowed entry into my precious Win10 laptop.

Boot orders in both UEFI and Legacy are the same, with DVD Rom set to boot first. (Also, the settings for IPV4 and IPV6 are set to IPV4 (Legacy) when they were before set to BOTH IPV4 AND 6 and are unable to be changed, if that's important.)

I disabled Legacy in BIOS, but then i get a different "No Boot Device Found" error, and hitting "Enter" doesn't help.

Could some kind person tell me how to correct this, and possibly why it happened and the differences in each option?

I'll settle for how to correct this, though, with much gratitude.

VERY MUCH gratitude.

GN

Answer:"Boot Device Not Found" - but hitting "Enter" afterward PC boots fine

Boot into Setup (Bios) go to the Security Tab, Disable Legacy Mode and Enable UEFI Bios. Also Enable Secure Boot.
Go to Integrated Peripherals and look for Hard Drive mode, or SATA. Set the SSD for AHCI mode and not Legacy or IDE. Go to the Boot tab, Move SSD to First UEFI Boot Device. Save and Exit.

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hello, let's just get to the point, i had this problem recently where my pc can load windows, it keep looping
pc's on - booting - then "Windows Loading Files" - restart
it's infinite i don't know what to do, i don't have a cd rom, and i can't reinstall my windows from USB because every time i tried it says : "disk error" or "disk read error"
even after i burn it to USB correctly, tried this on other pc and USB can load just fine.
i'm thinking, it's something wrong with my boot system in System Reserved, is there anyway i can do to fix this?

Answer:"Windows Loading Files" infinite loop, Can't Boot USB "disk error"

Hi,

Have you tried changing the boot sequence inside the BIOS?

Normally pressing F2 or F12 on the computer will solve this.

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Is there any way to load the "Screen Saver Settings" dialog/ control panel at boot-up/ login in a similar fashion to applications?

If not, then would I need to write a software program of some type via OS-specific commands (I presume) for opening this dialog to be executed at boot-up/ login e.g., VB, C, or C++?

Thanks for your replies! :-)

Answer:Load "Screen Saver Settings" Dialog at Boot-up/ Login?

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Help, please!

I turned on my computer and got a black screen with the message: ?Reboot and Select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key?

I had no prior warning or problems with my computer.

I hit F1 for the setup menu and there is no hard drive listed under channel devices on the main Tab! It says [None] for First and Second Channel Device 0 and 1. The CD and DVD drives are listed under Channel Device 0 and 1. For Installed Memory it says ?1024 MB/PC2-3200 and Memory Bank 0 and 2 show 512 MB/DDR2 SDRAM. Core Version says 08.00.10 and BIOS Revision says 3.18 2/16/05.

Under Advanced tab, it lists CPU type as Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz with HT Technology and it lists the CPU Speed and Cache RAM.

If I go to advanced under Boot Device Priority, hard drive group is listed but has parentheses around it. To the right, it says that means the device has been disabled in the corresponding type menu, but I don?t see it anywhere as disabled.

I bought this tower several months ago used and it has no warranty. There was no boot cd with it.

The really scary thing is that I cannot get into safe mode or system recovery. It just goes back to the black screen with the message when I press F8 or F10!

Can anyone help with any suggestions other than buying another hard drive? I am on Social Security and it was a real hardship to buy the last one. It is a HP Paviliona1023c. I have Windows XP Home SP3.

I will probably hav... Read more

Answer:black screen with "Reboot and Select proper boot device....."

In the bios setup menu, do you have the hard drives set to IDE mode?

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Hello.
I have been experiencing an issue for the past two hours or so. I booted up my laptop only to find that the laptop would not boot past the "Please Wait" screen. From here, there is absolutely nothing I can do other than move the cursor. I tried looking for a way to boot it into safe mode, but I was stunned to find there is no way of doing it without booting into the OS itself at least once, and the method of 'turning it off and on three times using the power switch' did nothing. From here, I have no idea what my options are. From what I've read this issue is typically the result of a interrupted update. This could very well be the case, since I unplugged my laptop this morning and set it to shut down, so it very well could have run out of energy during the process.

What can I do from here? I should have a recovery drive on the second partition of my Hard Drive, however I don't know how I could boot that from the recovery menu in the BIOS options. Can someone help me with what I can do to fix the problem?
All help greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows 8 Asus K55VD stuck at "Please Wait" boot screen.

Hi have you tried CTRL+ALT+DEL that should take you into a menu where on of them is to do a factory reset or run the trouble shooter.

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Dear everybody,

I have a Asus G73JW laptop with 2 x 500gb HDD, both has two partitions;
Win7 ultimate; 64 bit;
Nvidia geforce GTX460M, 1,5gb;
CPU: :Intel Core i7 - 740QM, 1,73 GHz; Ram = 8GB;
EAX advanced HD 5.0; THX trustudio
Security: AVG antivirus with windows firewall on at all times.
This laptop has not been the same since my wife, accidentally opened a zip file which was attached to an e-mail. I reinstalled windows [ must admit I did not format the windows partition, before installing it ]. I restarted after each and every installation of the different drivers. I got the 1st BSOD whilst installing Nvidia drivers. After this I started getting random BSOD on shut down and start up. I uninstalled the Nvidia driver and restarted the laptop and noticed that it installed an older driver for Nvidia. It was okay for a couple of days , but then I got a BSOD boot loop, I then did a MBR repair which seemed to work for a couple of weeks. This past weekend my wife and I was on sites advertising cars that are for sale and used google maps to get to the different dealers. The laptop's power cable disconnected by accident, battery went flat during the night and when I restarted it , it initially showed a BSOD, restarted and since then I get this black screen of death. The Asus logo does not even come up, the keyboard lights come on and you can hear the HDD running and later the DVD drive, but nothing else happens. I cannot get into the BIOS [ F2 is suppose to get you into it, but ... Read more

Answer:BSOD turned into "Black screen of death" -cannot boot into BIOS.

Hi,

Firstly keep your wife off the machine

Try this (It may or may not work):

Shutdown the computer and remove power lead, take out the battery and press the
power button for 40-45 seconds then reattach the battery and plug in the power cord.

Does the laptop boot now?

cheers

Dave

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Hi guys!
I'm really in desperate need of more heads to work on this.

I know this is a long post, but it's basically info you're gonna need anyways. Please i need the help - If you don't feel like reading, Just skim over the underlined titles..

I have been trying all sorts of things, since this problem started, yesterday .. And my head feels like it's splitting from all this trial and error, and continuously not working.
I'd consider myself a fairly experienced user, and I've figured out some things already (just not enought to fix) so it should not be too hard helping me - i just hope any of you have any thoughts on this problem. I will do my best to explain every important detail, as well as possible

My specs:
Acer Aspire 5920G
Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
Intel core 2 Duo processor T5550 1.83 GHz
4 gb ram
Laptop
- Connected to Samsung Monitor (might/might not? have something to do with it)

So the story goes: Yesterday afternoon i installed the game "Borderlands". Everything went smooth and started playing it. Without problems i started singleplayer and watched the first cutscenes, HOWEVER right after as i could interact (gamewise) it just froze, and stuttered really, really badly.. That went on for 3 mins or so, while i could not do anything to stop it. Before i did a hard shutdown myself, the computer just restarted.


The actual problem: I get stuck on the "Starting windows" logo/screen

..to expand on this, the logo moves as normally for a wh... Read more

Answer:Nvidia driver? is stalling boot at "Starting Windows" screen

The first simple thing you can do is take out your graphics card and check for any signs of damage,
I have blown a 6200 and a 8400 before trying to play games not compatible with them. Signs to look for a black marks and such, also check to see if the fan spins when the computer starts up. Try moving your video cable to the onboard graphics, system should work and if it does you need a new graphics card, dont feel bad, your not a gamer till you blow a nividia card

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This problem started just last night and I've gone through a series of possibilities, and I'm pretty sure I've ruled out it being the Video Card, at this point I'm assuming it is the Hard Drive, but I wanted to get an opinion that has actual value rather than my own >.<

Last night I shut down my computer via start menu and went to turn it back on and when I did the screen went blank/black after the "boot menu" (not 100% sure what that menu is called, its where its kind of blue (i have an hp) and you can hit Esc, F9, F10, F11). After that happened I figured oh well maybe it just loaded wrong, so I shut it off, now when I hit the power button, rather than having to hold it down, I just press it once even lightly and it just shuts down completely. Normally when you hit it you have to hold it down to shut it down completely (or so I think).

Now I'm currently using an 'Nvidia GeForce GTX 260' video card, I swapped that out with a working one which was an 'Nvidia GeForce GT 520', not 100% sure if the 2 were compatible or not, but it fit and everything ok. Computer still did the same thing with the other video card. I didn't try the current one (in the broken computer) in the working computer, to rule it out completely. I just assuming that was the cast, besides it wouldn't fit in the other computer, or didn't have some of the cords.

Which is why I came to the assumption it is the Hard Drive, A; (as... Read more

Answer:Problem with computer going to black/blank screen after "Boot Menu"

See if you can boot off something like Hiren's Boot CD and then run a hard drive diagnostic tool.

That will rule in or out a hard drive problem. It could be that your Windows system files got corrupted and maybe you could fix by doing a repair of Windows from a Windows 7 dvd.
 

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Hi guys!
I'm really in desperate need of more heads to work on this.
I know this is a long post, but it's basically info you're gonna need anyways. Please i need the help - If you don't feel like reading, Just skim over the underlined titles..
I have been trying all sorts of things, since this problem started, yesterday .. And my head feels like it's splitting from all this trial and error, and continuously not working.
I'd consider myself a fairly experienced user, and I've figured out some things already (just not enought to fix) so it should not be too hard helping me - i just hope any of you have any thoughts on this problem. I will do my best to explain every important detail, as well as possible

My specs:
Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
Intel core 2 Duo processor T5550 1.83 GHz
4 gb ram
Laptop
- Connected to Samsung Monitor (might/might not? have something to do with it)

So the story goes: Yesterday afternoon i installed the game "Borderlands". Everything went smooth and started playing it. Without problems i started singleplayer and watched the first cutscenes, HOWEVER right after as i could interact (gamewise) it just froze, and stuttered really, really badly.. That went on for 3 mins or so, while i could not do anything to stop it. Before i did a hard shutdown myself, the computer just restarted.
The actual problem: I get stuck on the "Starting windows" logo/screen

..to expand on this, the logo moves as normall... Read more

Answer:Nvidia driver? is stalling boot at "Starting Windows" screen

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I have a no-activation volume license version of XP Pro. My friend used this exact CD (burned from an ISO) to upgrade one of his computers from winME to XP. I have gone through hell with it. Long story short, the installation goes fine, and when its all done, on the first boot, I see the black "Loading Windows XP" screen that usually appears for a very short time. The progress bar moves about halfway across (actually not a bar, its just 3 blue blobs, but it works the same way), the 3 lights on my keyboard (numlock, capslock, scrollock) flash, and it hangs. I can then turn numlock on and off, but not capslock or scrollock. Ctrl-alt-delete doesn't work. I can boot into safe mode. I have tried reinstalling it, even gone to the point of reformatting my drive. Still no go. I KNOW that XP will work on this machine, as I ran a beta of it hitch-free for 15 days (until I had to activate. My machine is more than powerful enough. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

Answer:XP Boot Hang... at black screen "Loading Windows XP"

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Downloaded windows 10 from 7 Pro and all seemed fine until first boot and the initial part of the desktop (background only) is just sat there blinking on and off. after an hour an error panel shows with following script "Windows socket error: Only one usage of each socket address (protocol /network address/port is normally permitted (10048) on API 'bind'.

System is an own build with an Asus P9 X79Pro m/board running an Intel i7 3930K, 16Gb DDR3, GTX570 graphics card, Corsair 460Gb SSD as boot, 2Tb HDD as storage and a 2Tb external for backup.

Any ideas on getting it booted to full desktop?

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Hi,

When I boot/restart the PC a box appears on the screen almost immediately once desktop appears. It's a "Setup" box providing certain details involving Windows etc. Please see attachment of screenshot. It's been like this for a week or so and I have tried everything to disable it but nothing works. It would be great if you could look into this for me and any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Jason.
 

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My pc was running fine when it just started beeping like a warning klaxon. Rebooting didn't help, but rebooting into safe mode then normal mode did. Then 1 hour later while running spysweeper, I stopped the scan early because it was taking too long. It detected 1 adware and 1 trojan, but the log said the trojan (ruin) could not be quarantined and some threat was still in memory, despite a problem free pc except for the beeping which I thot was resolved. After exiting spysweeper, my pc locked up and could not be turned off manually, so I unplugged the cord in back. Then I got a blue screen after it tried rebooting. The bootup started normally, but then a blue screen read as follows, more or less-If this is the first time you are seeing this message reboot your pc. Otherwise check for viruses, remove any new hard drives or hard drive controllers. or refer to your startup manual. I can't even boot in safe mode. I am running win2000 on a pIII 933 mhz at 256mb ram w/ a cable modem. Can anyone help? TYVM.
 

Answer:not booting-blue screen, "boot device inaccesible"

Get the drive diagnostics for your hard drive model from the manufacturers web site and test that first. The constant beeping may also be a BIOS warning of either a boot sector virus or a thermal warning. Open the case and make sure all of the fans are running including the power supply fan.
 

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Hi all,

I'm not very pc-savvy so please bear with me..

Last night I was trying to update my iPhone to 4.0 using iTunes, and since it takes a long time I just went to bed and let it do its thing overnight. Come morning and my computer is restarted, stuck at "Boot from CD..", and my iPhone is still at 3.1, not updated. So something happened in the middle of the night... ? iPhone also froze in the morning as I tried to use it and I had to restart it. Not sure if it's what messed up my PC but I'm just stating the circumstances.

I tried to mess around with the BIOS and make it start from the hard drive, and now it's stuck at "verifying DMI Pool Data". Please help?

It's a rather old Gateway from 2005 and I'm using Windows XP.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Stuck at boot screen "Verifying DMI Pool Data"

Solved... I found my old Windows CD and I rebooted from it.. I still don't understand what happened though........
 

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Hi I was using ubuntu on my old shuttle xpc and decided it wasn't doing it for me software-wise so tried to reinstall windows xp.  Everytime i tried to boot xp i would get so far and then get a message " The file dac2w2k.sys is corrupted press any key".  I tricked around with different bios settings with no joy so then went to "restore fail safe bios" (something like this).  Now when I turn on the machine i just get to the first screen with the intel picture and cant get any further.  I've tried going into the boot screen but it just says "loading boot menu" and nothing happens.  Same happens when i try to get into the bios.  My knowledge of the hardware workings of a pc is little to none so i've no idea how to reset the bios, if this is in fact the problem.  Could anyone advise me? I would be so grateful.Thanks

Answer:Cant boot past "intel inside pentium 4 " screen

Hello,In order to reset the bios: 1 Unplug your computer from the wall.2 Open up the side of the computer case.3 On the motherboard there is a little button cell battery. Take it out.4 Leave the battery out for about 5 min. 5 Put the battery back in and your bios should now be reset.

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I've researched this forum's solutions for getting Vista to boot by itself, however after downloading EasyBCD I was only able to remove the "earlier version of windows" option, and for some reason I still keep getting "Microsoft XP Pro Installation" as well as "Microsoft Vista Ultimate." Vista works fine, I'm just trying to get the xp install option out of there. A little backstory might help:

I had to install Vista in the first place because my xp pro installation crashed, i didn't want to go back to home and whenever I tried to install pro again when it got to the partition screen no partitions would ever show up and after 3-4 sec I'd get a BSOD. So i reinstalled xp home, went to the bookstore and picked up the update version of vista ultimate.

I installed Vista and it works great. After a month of having to manually select it each time I restart my computer though, it's getting rather annoying. EasyBCD does not show the xp pro installation option in the bootloader, however it's still there whenever i restart.

Any suggestions?

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Hello, I recently tried to install debian linux via a live USB, which didn't go too well. Basically, my mbr and general boot sector got messed up completely.

So I used the live USB to re-write the mbr of Windows 7 using "TestDisk" on linux, which let the OS show up in my win 7 recovery disk.

The first time, it started repairing straight away, and asked me to reboot. I did so, and the second time, it went to the list of recovery options, of which I selected repair system (I think thats what it's called... the first one anyway) which did some more repairs, and asked me to reboot again. This time, the repair CD still booted, but said there were no problems and the OS should boot perfectly fine.

This is not the case, removed the cd and I still just get "ctrl+alt+del reboot" on my boot screen. Any ideas what options I have from here?

Answer:Boot screen displays "mbr" no problems in recovery disk

this has happened to my uncles laptop before, it is quite mis-leading, if you have recently installed some modules of ram, sometimes if the size and speed dont match it will show that error, this is one of the reasons that that error comes up, i assume there are many more

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Hello all,

I have a Compac desktop, it's relatively new as far as use. Recently, it's not been used because of a startup issue. It will load the first screen (The compac screen and act like it's it going to load up) but then loops back to the first screen and continue to do this over and over. My mother told me that the computer had fallen off of out computer hutch (About 2 inches off the ground) and heard an interesting noise inside. She described the sound like a CD hitting the floor, but I looked inside the desktop, and nothing seemed to be out of place.
I want to get the data files and documents, but as stated above, I cannot use the computer.
I have a Ubuntu CD already made, and have used it before.. Unfortunately, the CD drive doesn't seem to be recognizing the disc. I can see the little white blinking "-", but that is all I can get to come up before the screen goes into another loop; and the previous process.
I was hoping some one could possibly help me out in getting the computer to the point to save the data? I have the option to reformat the whole computer, but I'd rather save that for last measures if the data cannot be recovered.
Again, the computer is a compac, Windows XP OS, desktop - only about 3 years old.
 

Answer:Computer will not boot past the "Compac" startup screen.

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On a Gateway Notebook, with OS Windows Vista, I am not able to boot Vista w/o getting the "unmountable boot volume" error. I have followed the instructions: boot in Safe Mode (won't work), start up and press F8 to get to recovery menu (doesn't work).....everything tried keeps coming back to the blue screen with "unmountable boot volume". The last two ops I did on the computer before getting this error was: first, I increased the paging file size...second, I downloaded the Windows Office Home and Student 2007 program onto the computer. Everything seemed to be working fine until I turned on the computer the next day. I have researched the prob from my desktop...seems I need another Windows Vista program CD to boot up the OS to find out how to make repairs. That's what I am understanding but is that the best solution? I need help...can I download and burn a OS program safely from the net to use to make the repairs?...am I going to have to buy another Windows Vista OS? Thanks!

Answer:Blue screen error "unmountable boot volume"

Hi and welcome to TSF please follow the info here response 7
http://www.computing.net/answers/win...-hd-/2448.html

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After browsing through many of the threads here I have decided to post my own as I am unable to come to any conclusions.

MSI, Pentium 4 1.9GHz, 2x60 GB HD (Maxtor ???), 2x256MD DDR-266

It wonīt boot at all - none of the F8 boot options work, which I have tried several times after recieving the following error:

Dialog Box Heading: WINLOGON.EXE - Bad Image
Message (not exactly): c:\windows\WnSxS\xxxxxxxxxWindows.Common.Controlsxxxxxxxxxxxx - bad image

I have used the Recovery Console to browse around a bit to see if I can trace what happened, find suspisious files, looking at *.log files etc. Nothing.

All attempts to boot (all boot options) result in the same situation: the regular WinXP load screen appears, then it turns black, mouse appears and there I sit waiting for the login screen. I am still able to move mouse, but no other actions have any effect.

I have had the machine for 2 years and never had any serious issues and I have kept drivers and Xp updated (except I havenīt installed SP2 yet).

Thanks for anything that might help.

PS! Reinstall is not an option (yet)

TROND
 

Answer:XP Black Screen - no boot option work after error: "WINLOGON.EXE - Bad Image"

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Hi,
when restarting my laptop after a windows 10 update yesterday, got an " unmountable boot volume" message on start up with windows trying to repair but then goes to a black screen with nothing but a white cursor. only displaying black screen.
any guidance appreciated. thanks in advance.
regards,
rprm

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I need help and suggestions on what to do with this black screen crisis. Mine is a little different that others. so sorry if this is a repeated thread. ive looked everywhere, and no one has the issue when they have dual boot.

laptop description:
I have dual boot on my laptop with windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and windows 7 home premium 64 bit. the home premium came pre installed on the laptop and the ultimate version i installed later dual boot (i needed some capabilities that home premium doesn't have).

Problem: I cannot see anything on my screen after windows logo while booting up my laptop bcz of the black screen after the windows logo. When i boot into WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM. i hear windows logon screen notification noise but see nothing! oddly enough even my built in webcam logs me in with VeriFace software with my face, passwordless! ALSO my laptop boots fine with windows 7 ultimate and i can see everything, and it works great! i need the other version to WORK cause my life is in that other version of windows. i cannot factory restore!!!

What i have tried: the keyboard is also unresponsive, bcz i held down a bunch of keys to see if it makes the beep noise. I closed the laptop lid to see if it goes into hibernation and waited 3 mins to see if it still does, so that when i open it i can see everything (it has worked before). nothing. i rebooted a bunch of times even with a second screen attached, tried to guess switch into projector mode with my function key and switch s... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Y560 "black screen in boot up after windows 7 logo"

Sounds like a corrupted file system, so try running chkdsk.

How to run System File Checker (SFC) or chkdsk from the Recovery ConsoleBoot your Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD
When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press Enter
At the "Install Windows" screen, click on Repair your computer at lower left
At the System Recovery Options screen, make note of the drive letter assigned to your boot drive (normally C and click Next
At the Chose a Recovery Tool window, click on Command Prompt. You will be sitting at X:\Sources directory
Run SFC or chkdskIf you did not note the drive letter of your boot disk, you can enter bcdedit and look at the osdevice line to see what it is.
For sfc, type sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows and press Enter (use the letter from above)
For chkdsk, type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter (use the letter from above).

Let either run to completion undisturbed.

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Windows 7, after "Starting Windows" stops with a black screen and mouse cursor.

1. I turned on my desktop PC after more than 3 weeks of non use, it was in its package/box. It booted nicely to the desktop but suddenly showed a BSOD and turned off. I turned it on again and it showed a message saying the processor is overheated, so I turned it off, removed the processor to check if there's enough thermal compound. Thermal compound was OK, but the processor was a bit shaky, not well fitted, so I replaced the processor correctly and then powered it on.

2. It detected the change I made and asked what system settings it should load, I chose the default CPU settings, in a haste. I didn't read that message well, unfortunately. It showed the error message that Windows wasn't shutdown properly, I chose to load Windows normally. Chkdsk did a disk check, disk passed and it started "Replacing invalid security ID with default security ID". It then started booting; "Starting Windows" and the next screen was just a blank/black screen with the mouse cursor. It's stopped here for hours. I searched for solutions online and tried almost everything I could think of; Repair with Windows installer, bootrec /fixmbr, bootrec /fixboot, marking the disk active, etc. No success! I cannot boot in any mode!

3. In an attempt to copy my files off the disk, I tried Ubuntu and even installed a new Windows 7 on an unallocated partition on the same disk. The disk was not... Read more

Answer:Boot: "Starting Windows" then stops with black screen & active cursor

Thee first attempt should be a total dismantle and re-seat ... and then follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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anyone have one of the Ebay 89 buck Netbooks?
ostensibly runs Windows CE from ROM. Can they be booted with SD card or memory stick?
 

Answer:Solved: 7" Netbook boot options?

There are usually forums that specifically discuss a particular brand of computer or modding or something similar. You'll get far more responses and more information at a more specific forum.
 

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I just installed a new 60gb hard drive as a back up to put my movie files on,it installed fine and it works fine but i get "windows milenium emergancy boot" when i boot the system up .I don"t know if this error is serious but I do know that the system seems less stable in this boot mode..can someone please help? thanx
 

Answer:after installing new "hard drive" it starts with "windows emergency boot"

closing duplicate, view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/t76279/s5b1a29d68c715c9a36d25291025adddb.html
 

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AMD Phenom 9850 Black
4gb PC6400 ddr 800
ATI Visiontek 3870 512mb
500gb western digital HD
700w OCZ Game X StreM PSU
Windows Vista Home Premium 64

I started witha a barebones system and built it up from there. I worked perfectly for 3 weeks. I was playing WoW and I kept getting so memory errors and had to restart the game. Other than that the system worked perfectly untill a few days later, it simply wont boot. All of the fans are working except the one on the video card. The optical drive is lite up but it will not open. I dont not get any beeps. Here is what I tried thus far.

First I reset the CMOS by jumpers and battery removal.
2. I replaced the motherboard (still did not work)
3. Replaced the old 600w psu with the one mentioned above (still did not work
4. Replaced the video card (still did not work)
5. Replaced the memory (still did not work)

I have re- set the cpu with some OCZ thermal paste (still did not work)

I have tried to work forwards and backwards from barebones to complete and still nothing.

I do not have an onboard video option.

I had spent a decent amount of money on this system and just to have it diagnosed will cost $100 so I hope someone can help me out.
 

Answer:PC wont boot to BIOS, just a "no input" screen

I had something like "no input" , the last time i short-circuited my Mobo. Are you sure your mobo supports the rams ( You should check for the compatibility of your board on the net, because as far as i know not all rams are supported by a particular board. if you can get us what kind of mobo you are operating maybe we could be of help.
 

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Yesterday I suddenly started getting a Blue Stop Screen when starting up my computer. This happens both in Safe Mode and Normal Mode, and also when I try "Last Known Configuration." Regardless of what I choose from the F8 menu upon bootup, I always immediately get this error. (Everything was working fine before.) The file "ntfs.sys" was referenced in the error.

STOP: 0x0000007E
ntfs.sys

See the following screenshot:
So I decided to boot from the WinXP Pro CD, to be able to access the Recovery Console or run chkdsk. I inserted the boot disc into the CD drive, and it was read. I saw a screen saying "Windows Setup" and the status bar showed different steps of Setup loading drivers and preparing.
Then, when all the initial steps were done and Windows Setup was ready to run, I got another Blue Stop screen!!

This is the second Blue Stop screen I got when booting from the WinXP CD, it's a little different from the first one, the error is now 7B:

In this second blue screen, there's no reference to "ntfs.sys", but it's still a stop screen.

As you can see, I can't even load from a WinXP Pro Boot CD properly! Nothing works: not the Safe Mode, not even the Boot disc. It's not reaching a point where it can let me choose to run ChkDsk or any recovery process.

I called Dell Support and they said it could be a memory issue. We did a hard disk BIOS scan and everything passed. They said it's not the hard disk, and ... Read more

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First, sorry if I post in wrong section (but I hope I'm posting this in the right section)

Umm, here is my question. I have search the internet about how to make custom Windows 7 Boot Screen. But I still confused with how to make the animation. Then I found some webpage (youtube including) on how to make the animation. He (or she, but I know he is male ) says, that I can make the animation with Adobe After Effects with resolution 200px X 200px (or something ...). Now, my question: "Can I make the resolution other than 200px X 200px?"

Sorry, If I've mistaken something

Answer:Little question about "Windows 7 Boot Screen Updater"

To work as the boot screen animation it has to be 200x200px.

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Yesterday I suddenly started getting a Blue Stop Screen when starting up my computer. This happens both in Safe Mode and Normal Mode, and also when I try "Last Known Configuration." Regardless of what I choose from the F8 menu upon bootup, I always immediately get this error. (Everything was working fine before.) The file "ntfs.sys" was referenced in the error.

STOP: 0x0000007E
ntfs.sys

See the following screenshot:


So I decided to boot from the WinXP Pro CD, to be able to access the Recovery Console or run chkdsk. I inserted the boot disc into the CD drive, and it was read. I saw a screen saying "Windows Setup" and the status bar showed different steps of Setup loading drivers and preparing.

Then, when all the initial steps were done and Windows Setup was ready to run, I got another Blue Stop screen!!

This is the second Blue Stop screen I got when booting from the WinXP CD, it's a little different from the first one, the error is now 7B:



In this second blue screen, there's no reference to "ntfs.sys", but it's still a stop screen.

As you can see, I can't even load from a WinXP Pro Boot CD properly! Nothing works: not the Safe Mode, not even the Boot disc. It's not reaching a point where it can let me choose to run ChkDsk or any recovery process.

I called Dell Support and they said it could be a memory issue. We did a hard disk BIOS scan and everything passed. They said it's not the hard disk, and it's not ... Read more

Answer:Blue Stop Screen "ntfs.sys", Can't Even Boot from CD

Ok, it sounds like a bad sector of memory, so try a different hard drive, or with only a single stick of RAM and get back to us?

to quick test your ram, remove one stick and try, if it works it the other stick, repeat for the other if the first one doesnt work
regards.

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Upon restarting, I'm come across a blue screen that reads, "unbootable boot volume." Once I manage to get past it my machine lags and overheats. I've been walked through a fix by DELL tech before, but I forget what it was. It used the XP disc and tapping one of the F keys at startup. Any help?
 

Answer:Blue screen, "Unbootable Boot Volume"

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i was on my computer (on aol) just doing nothing when suddenly i got the blue screen of death! i have not recently installed any hardware OR software, to my knowledge ...and now windows will not let me in - same blue screen every time. does anyone know what this is, and how i can possibly fix it on my own without having to pay a ton of money i don't have for a tech to come to me? a phone tech suggested it might be a spyware issue. if you think so, can you possibly recommend a program that i can buy on CD and is bootable (that i can run while booting up, since that is where the problem is occurring)? or just any ideas anyone has would be great! ...i am running windows xp on a dell system that's about 1.5 years old, i am sorry if i'm leaving out a lot of information - i want to give you more but i had to travel to this computer just so i could reach you guys and gals over the internet. any help you could give would be amazing! i will check back here tomorrow ...thank you so much for all the times you've helped me... princi*
 

Answer:Blue Screen "unmountable Boot Volume" ...please Help!

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The short version:

I have a netbook on which I recently installed XP Pro (used to be XP Home) that gives me the following choice during boot:
Please select the operating system to start:Microsoft Windows XP ProfessionalMicrosoft Windows Home EditionUSB Repair NOT to Start Microsoft Windows XP ProfessionalI want to know if there's a way to get it to skip this screen and just go straight into booting the OS.

Both choices launch XP Pro no matter if you pick the Pro or Home version anyways (Home had been corrupted and I reinstalled the system with Pro instead), so I don't know why it's giving me the choice.

Thanks!
~Joe

Answer:[SOLVED] Can I get rid of &quot;which version of XP would you like to boot&quot; screen at star

Try this . . Click on Start . . Run . . type msconfig . . click on the Boot Ini tab and click on Check all boot paths . . if it comes back with one is invalid, click Fix invalid boot paths

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I recently made some hardware adjustments to my pc, which have ended in disaster. Here follows what I did, sorry it's a bit long-winded, please bear with me...!!!

I have a Jetway 600DAP mobo, with on-board sound. I bought some surround sound speakers, but realised that there were not enough sockets to support them, so I reinstalled an old creative soundcard that I had, along with its' software. Problem was that I was still having problems getting the speakers to work, even with it installed, so I removed the card after no success.

After a while, I thought I would have another bash with the soundcard, so I plugged it in and let xp boot up. The system identified the new hardware, and asked if I wanted to install the drivers. I answered "no", and instead thought I would use "System Restore", to reinstall both the drivers and software. Problem was, that when I booted up the system froze!

Now, whenever I boot up, the system runs POST, shows the Xp loading screen, with the blue bar going back and to, but remains like that indefinitely, with no further HDD activity.

If I boot into safe mode the following happens. The safe mode screen appears, with the build no. on top, waits for a bit, and then enters the dreaded blue screen. At this point the system says "KERNAL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR" and then makes a memory dump, restarts and I'm back to stage one! The same happens if I try and restore the system to last known working point!

Please hel... Read more

Answer:Solved: "Blue Screen" error, pc will not boot

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10. Yesterday I experienced a red boot screen after restoring to a windwos restore point installing a new GeForce driver, that is probably related to this issue. That only happened once. I reinstalled my GPU drivers thereafter as a helpful Microsoft employee recommended. Before the crash I also had some slightly stuttering mouse movement for brief moments where the cursor wouldnt move (I still have it right now).


This is what happened today:
I was playing a game (Verdun on Steam) on my PC that I bought only a week ago. First I was notified by Windows that my graphics driver 355.60 was reset as it stopped working. Later on, while I was still playing, the screen froze and I tried to exit the window. I pressed ALT + F4 but that didn't help. Then the bluescreen appeared and told me that something was wrong and it would collect some data. It showed me the error message "VIDEO_SCHEDULAR_INTERNAL_ERROR". The pc restarted and I opened the event viewer to look the error up. It read that there were three critical errors over the last few days that aparently I didn't even notice with the source "Kernel Power" the event id 41 and task category 63. I also had more than 30 errors named "Kernel-EventTracing" (event IDs 3, 2, 4) the days before. I looked up the error code with bluescreen viewer later and found out that there was another BSOD that I aparently didnt notice almost exactly 24 hours before (0x0000011... Read more

Answer:Red Boot Screen and BSOD "video_schedular_internal_error", 0x00000119

Fauster said:

I recently upgraded to Windows 10. Yesterday I experienced a red boot screen after restoring to a windwos restore point installing a new GeForce driver, that is probably related to this issue. That only happened once. I reinstalled my GPU drivers thereafter as a helpful Microsoft employee recommended. Before the crash I also had some slightly stuttering mouse movement for brief moments where the cursor wouldnt move (I still have it right now).


This is what happened today:
I was playing a game (Verdun on Steam) on my PC that I bought only a week ago. First I was notified by Windows that my graphics driver 355.60 was reset as it stopped working. Later on, while I was still playing, the screen froze and I tried to exit the window. I pressed ALT + F4 but that didn't help. Then the bluescreen appeared and told me that something was wrong and it would collect some data. It showed me the error message "VIDEO_SCHEDULAR_INTERNAL_ERROR". The pc restarted and I opened the event viewer to look the error up. It read that there were three critical errors over the last few days that aparently I didn't even notice with the source "Kernel Power" the event id 41 and task category 63. I also had more than 30 errors named "Kernel-EventTracing" (event IDs 3, 2, 4) the days before. I looked up the error code with bluescreen viewer later and found out that there was another BSOD that I aparently didnt notice almost exactly ... Read more

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Hello
My Window 10 is getting stuck rebooting. It gets to the blue screen that says "Restarting" and then freezes.
Clue: Windows has just tried to install a "Cumulative update" and claimed to have completed it successfully.

- Any thoughts?

J

EDIT: I have attached the results of running "SFC /scannow" in a Command prompt with admin rights.CBS.zip

Answer:PC freezes at "Restarting" (on a blue screen) during re-boot

Im going to say something got botched and that is causing your issue.

Try a system restore if you are able. It sound like you are at least able to get into safe mode.

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No biggie, but I was wandering if there was a way of preventing the Raid screen right before Vista boots up. I have Raid 0 on my Desktop and for a second or so a screen prompts me to press ctr+I to enter configuration utility. Then it just goes into windows. Is there a way to prevent this and make it go straight to windows? thanks!
 

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Ok, Let me preface this by saying that I'm fairly savvy when it comes to technology. I've done my share of reformats, had viruses (that I've fixed). However, This issue has me stumped. Completely and utterly.

I was playing EVE online yesterday morning, and decided I wanted to see how far my machine could go with forced settings in the Nvidia Control Panel. It crashed after a few minutes and I thought 'Well, thats the limit. I'll turn them down to where they were.' I did, everything worked fine, and I shut the computer off.

Last night, however, I went to boot up the machine and During the initial dell loading screen (the BIOS load screen), There were wierd color glitches all over the place. After this, During the Nvidia RAID controller load screen, there were DOS charecters occuring at random intervals on the screen, interrupting the actual text (and these charecters werent normal charecters, one looked like the Delta symbol).

After Windows began to load (again, with bizarre color glitches), I would get a BSOD attributing the error to nvlddmkm.sys and it was conducting a physical memory dump. It would restart, go into system repair, wouldn't repair, and the loop would continue.

I COULD get into safe mode, however. After doing so, I tried uninstalling nvidia drivers, (and again with driver sweeper), and reinstalling. I would get a dialogue saying that Server Stereo wasn't installed properly.
Going into DXdiag told me that the machine no longer recognized the graphics card... Read more

Answer:Bizzarre Screen "Artifacts", unable to boot

Is it possible you have 'fried' the graphics card?

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Been browsing the forums for a related post but couldn't find any for my issue?

At random times when I start my computer up it heads to a black screen with a bar that says resuming windows after about three to five minutes. It starts up and runs smoothly no issues what so ever but was curious why this is happening so I can only assume it might be a hardware issue. Ran CCleaner and all my other nifty programs and Anti-Virus programs and came up with no problems so any insight into this issue would be nice.

:major
 

Answer:On boot "Resuming Windows" Black screen

If you see "resuming windows", it sounds like the computer was not actually shut down but was either hibernating or sleeping.
 

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few weeks ago I deleted macrium and replaced with pc's own backup option

Answer:how do i remove "macrium" option from boot screen?

A quick diagram for you:

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Great board you have here. I could use a little advice and will try to describe my issue clearly. I have a PC about three years old or so with K7S5A mobo(not sure on rev number) with AMD 1900+ processor and a gig of ddr ram. Yesterday out of nowhere when I turned on the system it started powering up (i.e. you could see led lights on hd, cd and cdrw as well as hear fans) the nothing. It did not make it to the first "beep" and monitor went into powersaving mode. I threw in a music cd several times after this to see if it was just monitor or vid card but no music. Since it didnt make it to first beep I am thinking it didnt boot up and is beyond a video issue.

I took off the cover and blew out good with air etc....The pc booted up. Now the pc will run for hours at times or other time may not boot or may boot and then just quicly die to the aforementioned condition. I also ran the MS supplied memtest boot diagnostic which indicated no memory issues.

The powersupply is only a month or so old and when this issue occurs there is actual power as again I see the led and can even open the cd.


Last thing I can think of to mention is that for the life of the pc I have had an occasional checksum error during bootup that then requires me to go in an reset values in the bios ........has happened since I bought it and never been an issue beyond a pain in the ****.

Any advice appreciated. I am guessing I must have either a cpu or mobo issue but I am far from a hardwa... Read more

Answer:Boot up and random "black screen" issues

I will add a few more facts. The OS is Win98(lol I know i need to upgrade.

The condition can occur either with pc cold ( first thing in morning) or may happen after its been running four hours which would lead me to believe its not temp related.

When I originally took covers off to check problems wiggling the cpu fan made the pc shutdown although the fan was running

The fan is running when the condition occurs

The power supply is a few months old and worked fine. It is a 400W Works ps

I have made no changes to system or software.

The power supply is the third one in four years..


jUst random facts but thought they might help someone hlp me
 

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I'm trying to reformat the hard drive on our 2nd computer, and I have properly changed (and saved) the BIOS settings for Boot priority to "CD/DVD". In fact, I disabled all other choices for 2nd and 3rd priorities, etc. All the tech support/instruction articles I've found tell me I've succeeded here if I get the line "Press any key to boot from CD", which I have. However, when I press a key, in a moment it starts Windows up just like always, instead of giving me the blue screen.

The CD seems fine. I checked it from within windows, and the computer reads it correctly, and when I click on Setup, it brings up the menu of installation options, just like I want it to from the blue screen. Its just that I can't get to that point after the "Press any key..." part in the boot process.

What am I missing here?

Thanks!

Darren
 

Answer:"Press any key to boot from CD" then still goes to Windows instead of blue screen..??

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Hello,I have been in quite the flurry since I came up with this problem this morning. First Ill give you all the tech specs. See, I have a Toshiba Prot?g? M200 Tablet PC running windows 7. The M200 was specifically designed for Windows XP, so there are some small driver issues here and there. I got the laptop used via Cragslist. The man who sold it to me was very knowledgeable on PC systems and such. I bought the laptop for $200 (I'm a student, so that was a godsend). The man fully reformatted the HD and put a fresh install of Win 7 on it. A big problem is that I DO NOT have the Win 7 license, HE does. I have no recovery discs or anything.This laptop was bought because I needed to use one program that only runs on PC platforms. I have been getting by with just about the bare minimum and everything has worked perfectly for the past two years since I bought it.I have it loaded with the max amount of RAM the model can handle: 2 GB. It has NVIDIA GeFORCE FX (I believe that is the graphics card?). I cannot say much more about what else it has for hardware, drivers, etc. as I cannot access ANYTHING on the computer. You can find the manual for this model here (PDF or HTML): http://www.fixya.com/support/p511024-toshiba_portege_m200_p000388600_tablet/manual-14757Now for the walkthrough of what happened:I was showing my family some files on my laptop this morning. All was normal. I walked away, leaving the computer plugged in, powered on, and with two web pages open. I was gone fo... Read more

Answer:Win 7 will not boot - screen is stuck on "starting windows"

QuoteAlso, something that might be of importance is that last night I was browsing the internet and I tried to download some file. It downloaded and then said it could not work (don?t remember exact error message). Then a little window would pop up saying that I had one message alert: something about a potentially dangerous presence on my computer. I deleted the message and then x'ed out of it assuming it was spam. Everything was still working fine after that and through to late this morning.Hi Yugima,Welcome to Computer Hope!Have you tried System Restore?After you install software it makes changes to the registry or delete files, and sometimes you may even modify some settings knowingly or unknowingly. In your case, the file you downloaded may install on your computer without your knowledge. It is possible that the system may start crashing or become unstable. If that happens you can undo all this changes and restore the system to earlier time by using System Restore Utility.Press F8 when your computer starts.Choose System Recovery which should be the first optionYou will be prompted for user name password which should be an administrator account.Next you will get 5 ways of making  a restore : Startup repair, System Restore, Windows complete pc restore, Windows Memory Diagnostic tool and Command promptSelect System RestoreThe System restore windows will display list of restore points which was already created by the computer itself or if you have done it before.Sel... Read more

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Hello all,

New to the forum.

I've been baffled by an issue I've come across recently and seek the advice of some tech gurus.

Yesterday I was playing a game, Bloodline Champions, when all of a sudden my screen went black and my monitor went into standby mode. It was as if my computer went into hibernation mode. However, upon pressing multiple commands it did not wake up and when I pressed the power button it just simply turned off.

Upon turning back on after post, I was presented with a black screen full of question marks in random order. There would be a series of 5 or six followed by several blank spaces, then several more and so on, filling up the entire screen. At this point I figured it was a virus so I reformatting my computer. After I reformatted with Vista x64, I restarted the computer and lo and behold the question marks returned. Granted they don't prevent me from loading windows, but I'm still concerned.

Any thoughts, advice? I'm leaning towards hardware as it continues even after a fresh re-install.

Answer:Black Screen with Question Marks ("?") upon boot-up

Sounds like the video card is crapping out. I would check the cards temperatures 1st.

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Hello

My Window 10 is getting stuck rebooting. It gets to the blue screen that says "Restarting" and then freezes.

It has just tried to install a "Cumulative update" and claims to have completed it successfully.

J

Answer:During re-boot, getting stuck at the blue screen saying "Restarting"

Hi ship69

Can you get to the advance Startup options and try system restore.

Ken

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This is frustrating. Extremely frustrating.

I have a pretty new computer. Just a few months old. It is supposed to be a good one.

Dell XPS 8500
Quad core i7 processor
lots of memory and extras

This computer also has the 64 bit edition of Windows 8 installed on it. Windows 8 is driving me up the wall!!! I have had numerous problems with it since day 1.

As recently as a few days ago, my system was running reasonably okay. Then I downloaded a driver for my network card from the dell.com website. From that point on, I cannot get my computer to boot up properly. I have turned my computer off and on multiple times in hopes that it would correct whatever is wrong.

When I first turn my PC on, it will stay stuck at the Dell logo window for a while.

Sometimes it will make it past that and it will give me an error message that says:

"error sending end of post message to ME, system HALT!"

Also, I sometimes get a message which says:

"the last USB device you connected to the computer malfunctioned, and Windows did not recognize it.

Try reconnecting the device. If windows still does not recognize it, your device may not be working properly."

This is insanity. I have NOT connected any new USB devices to my computer.

I do not know what to do. I figured that the easiest thing might be to try simply reinstalling Windows 8 from scratch. So I inserted my Windows 8 reinstall disk that Dell sent me when I bought this thing. However, my compu... Read more

Answer:My Windows 8 PC will not boot up at all.....stuck on "Dell" screen

There are some simple steps you can take to try to get back to normality. Disconnect all USB devices and perform a system restore, if possible to a date prior to any of this happening. If that doesn't seem to fix it then do the same but in Safe Mode.

Let us know how it goes.
 

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