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VIsta The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Question: VIsta The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Ok I will copy and paste the message:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

I found it in vista event viewer. I am currently running vista in safe mode and dont really want to restart the pc. This is my first post on these forums and they look great. SO please help!

MY PC Specs:
2 (1x1) gb RAM
1.6Ghz CEL E1200 Dual Core CPU
Vista Ultimate
CD Driver
256MB GFX Card
Nothing else you really need to know

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Preferred Solution: VIsta The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

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

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Answer: VIsta The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Could be spyware.

I would run a Trendmicro free scan.

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Each time I boot my computer, I receive the follow message in the Event Viewer System Log File:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Here is the information that I see when I sent it to the Microsoft Support and Help Center

Product:Windows Operating SystemID:7026Source:Service Control ManagerVersion:5.2Symbolic Name:EVENT_BOOT_SYSTEM_DRIVERS_FAILEDMessage:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: %1

What I believe is happening is that all though I uninsulated CA's Anti virus package and installed Microsoft's Security Essentials, not all the CA software was removed.

Help in getting rid of this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,


Answer:[SOLVED] The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


See this document:
Uninstall failed

Select the correct CA product you had, download the Removal script and run.
Hopefully this will remove the CA Suite from your PC.

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I checked through the Event log in Administrator tools.
I got the following error: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: BANTExt

What is it?

I googled BANTExt and found out it's BelArc Advisor. Is it true?

How do I stop this error?

Answer:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: BANTExt

Yes, BANText.sys is the Belarc Advisor system driver file.It is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry everytime Windows starts.To prevent the error you would need to find and remove that entry in the registry.

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I have a problem with Vista Business.Naimly, every time I start the computer and look up into the computer menadgement/event viewer/administrative events it has an error msg:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt



[ Name]
Service Control Manager

[ Guid]

[ EventSourceName]
Service Control Manager


[ Qualifiers]







[ SystemTime]




[ ProcessID]

[ ThreadID]


I think this is regarding my video card (Gygabyte Nvidia 8600GTS) drivers?!But the card works pretty normally and the drivers are up to date.
Anyway there are also a lot of other error & warninig msgs regarding the volsnap and security update installation files.Maybe this due to the situation that I have installed both Vista and XP and there is a common problem with Vista working with XP/other and that is NO RESTORE POINTS... Read more

Answer:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt

Problem Solution The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt 1.Go to Start > Run and put regedit.exe  and click  Ok 2.Navigator to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters in Registry Editor 3.Add a new REG_DWORD "Headless " and set the value to 1 4.Reboot the server. Regards,

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Everytime I start Windows, I see the following error in Event Viewer:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: 

Answer:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: VBoxNetAdp

Do you have Virtual Box or Avast antivirus installed?

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Sorry if this has already been answered/wrong place. I looked at Google but thought I double check here (since the solutions via Google seem to be refering to a different OS to mine)

First of: Windows Vista, SP2, 64 bit.

Now sometimes (and not now since I am writing this) my Keyboard/Mouse just stops working. It freezes completely and I am unable to use it and am hence required to restart the computer. This happens at random occasions but it usually involves opening some program or what not (I noticed a prominent pattern that the mouse/keyboard freezes whenever I go to measure my speed and then once the download speed bar is finished and upload is about to begin my computer freezes).

I had a look at my event viewer and noticed this:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Now I am not sure whether this appears at the start and then once I run a program or do something (like go on the commuter then freezes (i.e. my mouse/keyboard is non-responsive) or the error message comes up after my computer freezes but any help in fixing this mouse/keyboard freezing would be very grateful.

The solution to fixing this problem I founds was to go to Registry editor and change the Start D word from 1 to 4 (but I noticed some saying to delete it completely and yet other sources to change it from 1 to 0 and yet even others to change something that I don't even have under that folder). If I was to tamper with the reg informa... Read more

Answer:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt

Originally Posted by Petze

The solution to fixing this problem I founds was to go to Registry editor and change the Start D word from 1 to 4 (but I noticed some saying to delete it completely and yet other sources to change it from 1 to 0 and yet even others to change something that I don't even have under that folder). If I was to tamper with the reg information, is it possible that I wont ever get access to my keyboard/mouse? My worry is that I might change some value so that I will have no way of getting to the computer with the keyboard/mouse (I am not good with bios) and would not be able to get help on the internet since I can't connect!

It is bad idea

DWORD Start may have following values

0 -boot ,1 -system ,2- auto ,3 -demand, 4 -disabled. Surly if you'll set to 4 you lose access to keyboard and mouse.Don't modify anything.Find folder C:\Windows\Minidump pack it and attache to post.If Minidump folder is empty use verifier tool to diagnose wrong drivers read here:

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Guys, I'm running Windows XP and recently when I turn on my PC it makes a single beeb and then seems to run OK.

Tonight, I was running Firefox and the system seemed to slow, before becoming completely unresponsive. I had Task Manager open at the time, however when I tried to shut Firefox down the PC started bleeping like mad and I was forced to do a hard shut down.

I waited about 1 minute and then rebooted and immedietly went into the Error log and found the following entry:

"The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: StarOpen"

I tried Googling a fix with no luck and I can't find StarOpen in the Services, Apps or Program files. Nor could I find it listed in the Device Manager or the Boot-start list in msconfig.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this?

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I have system error: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: tvtumon My computer has all pathes and latest rivers installed. Why this driver die?

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The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt Any ideas?  Thanks in advance.  - Larry  -----------------------------------------------------------Lenovo 3000 H210 Desktop, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit, Intel E5200 Duo Core, 4GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive

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Has anyone ran into the Event ID in the Title?
(Event ID: 7026, Message: The Following boot-start or System-start Driver(s) failed to load: TMEBC)

The user is getting CHKDSK every time they boot up the machine and it fails within seconds of it starting.
I removed the Scheduled task under the AutoChk area in the Task Scheduler.

Anyone have anything on this driver or able to assist?


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I am trying to resolve two problems one is on in my event viewer only; and first started on the 26/11/09 it is as follows:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7026
Date: 06/12/2009
Time: 09:04:34
User: N/A
Computer: USER-B3A7BA2F25
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

At that time I had installed some Windows updates, problems often seem to start after Windows updates!.

The second problem also appears in the even viewer, but I am aware it has happened during start up. The system can not find or load the user profile,
This happens at random and can be several days or weeks apart
event viewer details are:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1511
Date: 03/12/2009
Time: 20:19:22
User: USER-B3A7BA2F25\Tony
Computer: USER-B3A7BA2F25
Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off.

With the first problem ViaIde failed to load; I have followed Microsoft link, Googled it, and not really seen much information that will help. I have run the scf/scannow without success. Any ideas and help would be appreciated

The second problem of profile loading, I had associated with the Kaspersky internet security suite. They asked me to remove some conflicting software and the problem did stop, but returned a few... Read more

Answer:boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Hi, It's all a little disappointing, it would seem no one here has an answer either.

The user profile problem does for the time being seems to have stopped, since the last Windows update, but I am not holding my breath as this happend before and then it retunes again.

I am left with just the "The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: ViaIde, problem to resolve........if anyone does have a clue ?

regards Tmax

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Of late when I am powering on my PC, the power LED on the cabinet blinks but the HDD LED doesn't. The monitor displays, NO SIGNAL.
Then when I restart the PC and when it finally boots, I go to the Event Viewer and find this entry

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: atc

My PC Config:
Corsair Vengeance 8 Gigs RAM
Crucial MX 100 256 GB SSD
500+160 Seagate HDDs
ATI Radeon HD5450 GPU

Kindly advise what does the above error mean and how do I resolve it


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I am currently making a device specific module for microsoft MPIO. I have successfully installed the mpio and my own DSM. However, during start-up, an error message comes out saying: "At least one service or driver failed during system startup. Use Event Viewer to examine the event log for details."

When I checked the event log, it says:

The following boot-start or system-start driver failed to load: TrailNavi

TrailNavi is the name of the device specific module that i am making. I am currently using a 32bit server with Windows 2003 OS.

I am trying to test my DSM, but could not do so because the driver can't be loaded..

Any help would be great..

Answer:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load


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I recently had to install a new battery for my computer. After doing so I started having this problem and receiving the following Error from the "Service Control Manager" Event ID:7026   The following Boot-Start or System-Start driver(s)
failed to load: ppfd_vt_1_10_0_24    Param 1. The issues I am having are; Unable to completely "SHUT DOWN" unless I press the power button, this is after I have already selected the "shut down" option in the Start menu. Never
had to press the power button to power off my computer. Also, at "START-UP", I get as far as a black screen with a white flashing cursor in upper left-hand corner. At this point I am stuck, nothing takes me out of this state unless I press the "POWER"
button to shut-down. In order to start-up & Boot, I disconnect AC Adapter, remove battery, wait about 20 seconds, re-install battery, power adapter, and push power button. Now my computer is all good. Can anyone help me with this, I've researched for 2
weeks and am no where. Thanks for any help. My computer is quite old, 2010 Sept., but I'm hoping that I don't have to purchase a new one...(I'm a lil cheap) lol

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8103 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 271044 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated and Enabled
My Windows 7 Professional "Explorer" tree (not Internet Explorer) no longer lists my CD/DVD ROM DRIVE under the Device Manager/Drives. It used to.

I've checked the System Registry and it has lots of info about that ATAPI drive, but my system fails to find the "cdrom" driver (which is the one Windows 7 uses by default). It's not a 3rd-party driver.

The tray on my CD/DVD drive opens and closes properly. Windows just won't recognize the drive, so I can't use it.

I'm hoping someone can offer a 'manual' solution to get it working again. I do not want to spend a month to reinstall my OS and tons of hard-to-configure software. I've read countless other posts and solutions, both here and on MS's sites. The info on MS's sites is not even understandable. It's too vague and often doesn't even apply to my situation.

Note: The error (7026) message is:
"The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

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Answer:Error 7026 "The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: cdrom"

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the following boot-start or system driver(s) failed to load: SRTSP SRTSPX
Anyone were seen that problem?
Laptop is a compaq and running windows Vistahome Premium

Answer:the following boot-start or system driver(s) failed to load: SRTSP SRTSPX

Ohh sorry.. got that from the event log..

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Monday couldn't boot up PC, had to go to system recovery and restore to previous day.

Log files show below that 4 things failed to load.

Tuesday couldn't boot up PC again.. tried to restart like 4-5 times.. Finally comes up and in the logs there's numerous things that failed to load. Running a sfc /scannow right now.

Any ideas what this could be related to or what is causing it?


Answer:Solved: Boot-Start or System-Start Drivers failed to load.

MpFilter is a driver associated with Microsoft Security Essentials... It looks like that was causing issues. Windows Updates had an update for it.. So I downloaded update.. Restared and it worked fine. Removed MS Security Essentials and installed Symantec istead.

Working for the time being...

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My old system hasn't been powered on for about a year. Problem was the onboard video failed (I think)

Recently replaced it with a video card from another system (riva TNT) and bought some memory (system wouldn't boot, determined that the memory was bad)

Now the system booted but win2K wouldn't work. No problem I have XP now...

After multiple error during the xp install I finally got through it...only the computer will only boot in safe mode..

Initially thought it was a hardare conflict so I booted in safe mode with networking and systematically cleared all the yellow ??? in device manager

Still will not boot normally

Checked event log got the following error:
Event 7026: The following boot-start or system-start drivers failed to load:


Searched the net found a M$ support about it

couldn't find amdk7.sys but managed to update the driver over the net, now its there...yet I get the same error

I did the regedit described but no folder called "parameters"

Made one....didn't work....deleted the value
added the key to my available folder....didn't work

I'm at wits end....I've been working on this (off and on) for a month

Can anyone help with this one?????

Answer:Event 7026: The following boot-start or system-start drivers failed to load: Amdk7

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(Please note I did do a quick search and looked for anything on the first page that seemed similar if not exactly the same as this. If I'm re-posting something that's been solved in the
past I apologize.||| Reason for putting this on a forum is so that others may find the answer through google.)
Date 10/19/2007 Source: Service Control Manager
Time 1:28:25pm Category: None
Type: Error Event ID: 7026
User: N/A
Laptop Hp pavilion dv 9035nr 2gig Ram dual core 1.66ghz processor.
2 internal drives sata C:\ 61.8GB X:\ 74.5GB

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 7026
Source: Service Control Manager
Version: 5.0
Component: System Event Log
Message: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: %1
| I'd like to know if this would specifically cause a boot-up to run into a Bad_Pool_Header as it loads the operating system. What I find odd is if I shut it off hard, and cut it back on it'll load just fine the second time.
Should I just email HP and ask for the specific drivers information and downloads? The reason I suppose the information would help is I've used the recovery disc in the past and reinstalled drivers. I was pretty certain I got them all, but I was wondering if just maybe I didn't put them in the right spot hence the second boot working.
Any information or ... Read more

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I'm not sure where to even begin to fix these problems. Some online searches suggested doing a system repair but I want to get some more feedback here before proceeding.

Here is the message from the event log:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

I realized some of these are not Windows 7 related but most are. While the computer "works", I do experience frequent reboots and freezes. Perhaps some of these driver loading failures are part of the cause of my issues. I do have another recent thread here regarding system crashes so I'll leave that alone in this post.


Answer:the following boot start or system start drivers failed to load

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7, or a Repair Install would a better first option.

You will have to reinstall the third-party drivers again yourself from their website.

Hope this helps,


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I've been having problems with my computer the past few months restarting on its own due to system error. I checked the event log and it keeps showing this same problem. "The following boot-start or system drivers failed to load: Lbd" I'm running windows xp.

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So I frequently get the event viewer message
"The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) did not load: dam"
Well, DAM I say!
What is dam, and does anyone care?
By the way, in other Windows, I like to keep my desktop quiet and calm. I don't recall knowing how to do that in 10, but maybe I made it too quiet some months back?
What do you think?

Answer:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) did not load: dam

I just noticed that I have this too. And I have no idea what it is.

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So I frequently get the event viewer message
"The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) did not load: dam"
Well, DAM I say!
What is dam, and does anyone care?
By the way, in other Windows, I like to keep my desktop quiet and calm. I don't recall knowing how to do that in 10, but maybe I made it too quiet some months back?
What do you think?

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Hi all.

My pc has been hanging randomly and I have to use the power button to shut down/restart.

I've checked in events and there is this error which seems to be causing the problem as the time matches with the hang time.

I posted another topic with another bsod issue in the bsod section, and I was told to run some tests.

A day or so ago, I tried and changed Driver Verifier settings as were instructed in one of the threads here which also mentions that it is an iffy thing to do.

Anyway, I lost windows and could not start again, luckily I had a backup made, and after formatting my HD, loaded it on to it. This error seems to be a driver issue (Screenshot).

Should I go down the Driver Verifier route again ? To be honest I don't want to. If I lose windows again it would be very frustrating.

I've run the following tests so far here

I have no driver issues showing up in Device Manager, so that looks ok.

Please advise. Thank you.

Answer:The following system start driver(s) failed to load: mbmiodrvr

I looked around and found a reference to Mother Board Monitor which at least sounds like it might be the culprit.

Do you have that application installed, or some other temperature / fan speed monitoring sw?

Alex Van Kaam, the author of Mother Board Monitor, stopped development in 2004 citing his frustration getting technical information from mfgrs.

Anyway, if you have Mother Board Monitor installed, remove it. If you have other monitoring sw, post what you have and someone might know more about that sw (MBM source used?)

If you haven't tried a Clean Boot, here's a tutorial you can follow:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup


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Hi There,
I'm getting the errors below and but I have not got any BSOD.
The errors I'm getting in eventviewer are Pku2ulog failed to start 0xC--35, Negolog failed to start, IDListenLog failed to start, P2PLog failed to start and HomegroupLog failed to start, all with the same failure code 0xC-- 35.
This is what the logs files says about each error.
Unknown( 10): GUID=c36a26fb-03a9-d591-3984-dc17e4a48527 (No Format Information found).
Unknown( 89): GUID=fc9d5ca5-e6c8-627c-be74-e6e0a98bbf57 (No Format Information found).
Unknown( 37): GUID=2553184f-6f2a-3198-ddb7-93ab1ad2d125 (No Format Information found).
Unknown( 10): GUID=418a567f-b393-1423-26aa-123149ef8882 (No Format Information found).
Unknown( 12): GUID=96f7a94a-4343-6ede-ff2b-dd1dafeed500 (No Format Information found).
However, the 'Unknown(xx)' number changes times to times.
Could you help me please?

Thank you very much for your attention.
Best Regards.

Answer:Errors Pku2ulog failed to start 0xC--35, Negolog failed to start, IDListenLog failed to start, P2PLog failed to start and HomegroupLog failed to start, all with the same failure code 0xC-- 35.

If you have Home group set up, please go to Control Panel ? Network and Sharing Center. Choose homegroup and sharing options and click ?Leave the homegroup?.Juke Chou
TechNet Community Support

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Answer:The following boot-start or system start drivers failed (how to remove)

You can remove them manually from your system services.

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The following boot-start or system start drivers failed (how to remove) or find what is calling these items.
firstly, I uninstalled avg last year, it did not uninstall properly, so I used their uninstall tool, which decided everything on that drive was avg program and started deleting all my installed programs ,I was watching it happen in front of my eyes and couldnt believe it, IT TOOK ME AGES TO REINSTALL EVERYTHING.
anyways, so far as to my knowledge I have removed all traces of avg (EVIL PROGRAM) from my system including avg entries on registry.
but, in event viewer (administrative events) I see an error
"The following boot-start or system start drivers failed "
What is still calling these to be loaded and how can I remove them/solve this error










[ Name]

Service Control Manager




[ Guid]





[ EventSourceName]

Service Control Manager




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Answer:The following boot-start or system start drivers failed (how to remove)

You can remove them manually from your system services.
Copy these lines into a new text file. (right click desktop, create new text file)

sc delete Avgdiska
sc delete AVGIDSDriver
sc delete AVGIDSHA
sc delete Avgldx64
sc delete Avgloga
sc delete Avgmfx64
sc delete Avgrkx64
sc delete Avgtdia
sc delete Avguniva
Save it.
Now rename that file rem.bat
Accept the file type change warning
Right click it and Run as Administrator
They are now removed from the service control manager configuration.
Is the problem resolved?

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Hi, Im not really sure if im posting this is the right place or not, Im so sorry if im not.
Here is a list of my computer specs: Operating System: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 667MB used, 3271MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

My problem is everytime i go to watch any type of video on youtube or other websites like that, the video will freeze i will still hear sound, then my computer will lock up eventually blue screening. i went to my system reports and found that i was having a nvatabus error, so i deleted everything to do with my nvidia card and reinstalled fresh, still having this same issue. I dont know what else to do. everything else on my computer thats graphic heavy runs just fine. i even play a game called second life, in that game we can watch movies streamed thru quicktime and i can watch those just fine. I hope theres somebody out there that can help me. thank you for reading.

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I have a Toshiba satellite laptop model 1955, running Windows XP Home with sp2 and all the updates. Whenever I start up Windows I get an error under the Event Viewer.

It says under System:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

The source is Service Control Manager and the event ID is 7026.

I have Norton Antivirus running all the time and it says I am virus-free. I also have their Internet Security package and use their firewall. I have run Spybot Search and Destroy as well as Ad-Aware and seem to have no spyware that can be detected by those programs. I also periodically run Norton SystemWorks and their one button checkup. I generally run CrapCleaner every day. I have recently run the disk optimizer in Norton, and am quite defragmented.

This problem has been going on for months. My suspicion is that this might be some kind of remote data access thing, but I can't find a driver with this name when I list all the drivers. Another possibility I guess might be a driver for the infrared port, if such exists.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Boot Start Or System Start Driver Failure

My personal feelings are along the same lines as you. I think your Infrared port drivers are corrupt for whatever reason. I would contact Toshiba for the drivers and reinstall them. See if they are available on the web. I checked this link: and found that the model you say 1955 has sub models S801 through S807. So you need a more definitive model number.

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I hope it's kosher to post a link to another post I made in the XP forum (I'm only doing this because someone suggested I do). I dont think I have a virus/malware problem, but maybe someone here will recognize it. I just finished running the a-squared command malware tool and all that it came up with was 19 cookies.

Answer:Failed To Load Dll, No Start Menu, Programs Wont Start, Etc

Please try using this to repair the broken registry entry that may be causing this.Download Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip) the file there. (click HERE if you're not sure how to do this.)Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message.Right-click on the entry and choose delete.Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.

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Hello and Happy New Year!I'm having a wee bit of trouble with my Windows XP system and I'm hoping this particular problem will be an easy one to solve. (My unit: Dell XPS 600)Beginning in early November my computer began crashing. When checking my 'Event Log' there is an ERROR log around this time (or leading up to each crash) that reads:Source: Service Control ManagerCategory: NoneEven ID: 7026Description: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: LbdnvraidTo make a long story sort of short, for the last two weeks I've been trying to research and troubleshoot the BSOD problems, which first lead me to a possible driver failure associated with my printer after sending the error report to Microsoft. I updated this and included many other "optional" updates to hardware and software. Soon after, I received new BSOD error messages, which led me to discover RAM failure using Microsoft Memory Diagnostics. I'm not certain that this problem was always the problem or was a result of the hardware/software driver failure the first BSOD screens pointed me to. I have since replaced both modules (going from 2 - 512modules to an upgrade of 2G). Now I currently do NOT have any BSOD problems (this is only day two) BUT now that I'm paying closer attention to the Event Log (because I'm not certain this fixed my bigger problem), I have noticed that the original ERROR is still occurring with each boot up.I'm concerned that ... Read more

Answer:System-start driver(s) failing to load

Lbd.sys is a Lavasoft Ad-Aware driver, while nvraid.sys is an nvidia raid driver.FWIW: If you adjust your viewing options, you can see the full file name, rather than just the first portion of is reflected on your original post. Doing so makes it a lot easier to figure out what file is being referenced, since various types of files may possibly have the same initial portion of a given filename. error message either relates to installed drivers which need to be replaced...or they relate to items which have been removed from yur system but which have startup pointers.If Ad-Aware is currently installed...I suggest that you uninstall it...then reinstall it with a more current version from the Lavasoft website.If Ad-Aware is not currently AutoRuns for Windows - Take a look at the Logon tab only.If you see anything on the list that relates to Ad-Aware or Lavasoft...disable it by removing the check mark.The nvraid.sys driver...are you running a RAID configuration?FWIW: I have an nVidia chipset on this system, but I don't have a nvraid.sys file installed and I don't use the RAID capability of the motherboard.So I would check the BIOS to see how yours is set up.LouisEdited to remove unintended comment.

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Ok now, I've been searching all over the Internet and I've found many solutions to this problem which do help some and not others, and they're all different. Out from the answers, came up that one :
but the solution, related to Malware troubleshooting is not an obvious symptom in my case.
The Windows Repair Problem Signature
Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem Signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 3:
Problem Signature 4:
Problem Signature 5: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 6:
Problem Signature 7: BadDriver
What Happened...
My started to face some BSOD issues in April, I started to believe into issues related to SSD OCZ2, which I replaced by a Samsung 840 Pro. However, while trying all kinds of solutions, I noted that the issue whatever it was was not the disk, so I reuse both SSD as C: and D:, on top of all other partitions
In fact I could come back to a Backup via Easus, that backup is like an enriched clean install, which is one year old, but seems to be very fit. It costed me Days to succeed and not lose more.
After maximum 2 additional weeks, BSOs came back. There is not any cause mentioned in the BlueScreen.
I jumped again onto the Windows 7 installation Disk (both CD and USB) to run all kinds of tests, with no success.
I first managed to still enter the Safe Mode,
- I eli... Read more

Answer:Windows Failed to Start, System Repair Can't Discover Problem, bad driver

ok thanks for the many replies first of all, probably nobody got inspired by so much text I agree.
As my Mobo Asus P8P67 has a design error (built 2011), I first decided to send it back to Asus.
First time to disassemble and soon reassemble a PC.
If technically all ok, I will proceed with the main issue : pnpclass.sys blocks in safe mode. All other boot modes being out.
It seems to leave all doors of errors open, so again if anybody would help out, I wouldn't reject the support.

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I've got a dual-boot system with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 Ultimate x64. When I boot up, the first screen I see is the Grub menu. If I choose Windows, then I go through Windows boot menu, although I have it set not to display anything because I now have only one copy of Windows on the machine - I had two copies of Win 7 Ultimate before I decided to remove one and go with Ubuntu instead. So normally Windows would boot up. That does happen most of the time, but occasionally - maybe once in 25 or so boots, Windows starts to boot, then the system reboots, and I get back into Grub. I then select Windows again, and I get the message "Windows failed to start" and a list of options. I choose Start Windows Normally, and it boots up and runs fine.
I don't see anything in Event Viewer that would suggest a HDD problem, I have run many tests on drive, memory, and CPU and all PASS.
I ran "sfc /scannow", and it reports no problems. I have run CHKDSK, and again, no problems.

I have been having this problem for a while, long before I installed Ubuntu, so I cannot blame it for corrupting anything.

Any ideas?



Answer:Windows Failed to start message - dual boot system

Follow this please:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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This problem seemed like it just happened over night.
I turned my computer off the night before but then when i turned it on the next morning my Avast On Access Protection won't start up.. and also my wireless network connection won't connect.
only a few programs start up.

now i figured a way to fix this but not permanently.
i would have to log into another Administrator account then do a system restore on with that account because on the regular Administrator account it wouldn't open and everything seems to work fine, Shuts down then restores and files and settings then restarts and from there i am able to log into the first Administrator account and everything starts up fine but then when i shut the computer down and start it back up the problem just happens again.

What i also noticed is that when i click shut down from the start menu that is when everything seems to load up like normal but the system is already about to shut down so it just closes again.

now this only happens in XP and my vista partition is perfectly fine but i figured i'd post this problem in here since there are a lot of people here that might be able to help and still use XP.

Answer:Some programs don't load at start up.....XP problem but dual boot with vista

Show us your startup list from msconfig, winpatrol or startup manager. There's something going on and I'm not sure. BTW, I just downgraded to XP last night on my new XPS 420 desktop, I just got fed up with vista's crap so I'm all XP now.

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Okay, so this just happened out of nowhere. Nothing seems to have led up to this -- the system booted and shut down successfully, and no software updates or installs were done during the period of time it was on when it was last working. I've attempted many things, but none seem to work. /ScanOs reports no OS detected, while startup repair said the OS was booted successfully. bcdedit also shows no directories linked to "unknown". CHKDSK reports no bad sectors, so such can be discarded. This happens every time I attempt to boot to Windows 7 (Home Edition, x64). I have a copy of Fedora 17 set to dualboot with it, but it hadn't been booted for over a week before the event. Any suggestions?

Answer:Error at boot : 0xc000000e - The system has failed to start because a required device is inaccessible.

HiThe /ScanOs switch shows the operating systems installed that aren't already in the BCD so it can show 0 and you are still okay.Assuming C: is the drive that Win7 is installed on, in the Startup Repair command line can you typeC:press ENTERdirpress ENTERdo you see more than one WINDOWS directory?If C: gives you a "File not found" error, try D: (C: can sometimes be assigned to the otherwise hidden System Reserve volume)Also does it say anything more on the screen than...Error at boot : 0xc000000e - The system has failed to start because a required device is inaccessible.What I mean is, is it a Blue Screen or a Black screen telling you to ...1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer. 2. Choose your language settings, and then click next 3. Click "repair your computer.James

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Hi Team,

I am getting below error when I try to install an application.
Application installed fine on my local Win 10. Issue is with the Virtual Machine I have setup using VirtualBox.

VM OS I am using is win 7 and win 8. Both have the same issue.
I tried running the application as "Run as Administrator" but still no luck.
below is the event log of windows.























Product: ScaleOut
StateServer x64 Edition -- Error 1920. Service 'ScaleOut StateServer' (SOSS)
failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system



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After an endless reboot cycle, I was able to disable the auto restart and was presented with a blue screen with the error: failed to start because consrv was not found.

I did some digging and found some related problems and went ahead and did the first step. Here is the results of the FRST64 scan.

Scan result of Farbars's Recovery Tool (FRST written by farbar) Version 2.3.0
Ran by SYSTEM at 2011-12-23 00:11:27
Running from E:\
Windows Vista ™ Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [ZPdtWzdVitaKey AC5031] "C:\Program Files (x86)\VitaKey\AC5031\PdtWzd.exe" show [2894848 2010-02-26] (Arachnoid Biometrics Identification Group Corp.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [StartCCC] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun [61440 2008-08-29] (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [BDRegion] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cyberlink\Shared Files\brs.exe" [75048 2009-09-04] (cyberlink)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [RemoteControl] "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe" [87336 2009-04-16] (Cyberlink Corp.)
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Answer:failure to boot (Vista Home Premium 64bit) failed to start because consrv was not found

Please sit tight and be patient.

I have requested that an experienced helper who specialises in malware-related un-bootable computers respond to your topic.

Thank you.

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Windows 7 has been failing to boot and when I ran a startup repair, I got the following:
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: 21199678
  Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
  Problem Signature 06: 11
  Problem Signature 07: BadDriver
  OS Version: 6.1.7601.
  Locale ID: 1033
No new devices have been added to this computer recently. Problem first started with extremely long boot time into Windows 7.
FRST Report shows:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:14-12-2015
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-DP87NLO (14-12-2015 14:40:50)
Running from g:\
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 10
Boot Mode: Recovery
Default: ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool:
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===========================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)
HKLM\...\Run: [RTHDVCPL] => C:\P... Read more

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I have a problem with my ThinkCentre E72 (Windows 8). Suddenly, it shuts down with "shut-down" screen. Later, in my Event Viewer, I found the following System Warning:"The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device ROOT\SYSTEM\0001" where the source of problem is Kernel-PnP. Only thing that is plugged in my computer is mouse, keyboard and monitor. Many thanks,Matija 

Answer:E72 - The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device ROOT\SYSTEM\0001

In case anyone else is affected by this, please have a look at my post in Kernel-pnp (PLEASE HELP). Best regards // ThinkErEr

ThinkCentre M900 Tiny, i7, 16GB, Samsung 950 PRO M.2 NVMe 512GB

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"XP Home edition when the computer boots up there is an error message "Failed to load hawivobi.dll" Will not allow me to remove this from the start up in msconfig. Get an error message that I need to be an administrator to remove from start up even though logged in as an administrator. FYI was previously infected with Trojan:Win32/FakeRean.
I followed the directions and got myself in more trouble can you please help.

I tried the following instructions now is running extremely slow(not useable) and only can access internet explorer in safe mode:

I updated the permissions of the registry subkey:

a. Under Group or user names, click Administrators.
b. Under Permissions for Administrators, make sure that the Allow check box
for the following entries is selected:
? Full Control
? Read
Then went to msconfig and and checked off of the Rundll on the startup tab where hawivobi.dll was started


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to find the specified file.Should I be concerned about this error detection in the WinXP Event Viewer. I have clean installed the Windows XP Home OEM on a Athlon 64 3500+, SATA, Asus A8V-E Deluxe based system.This AninsHelp error shows up about 8 times in the Event log.Also noticed that when windows is into the desktop about a minute from being into windows the Floppy Disk drive tries to read for a disk but there isn't one in the drive.

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Hi. My Dell Studio 17 shut down yesterday after sitting idle. Now i cannot boot windows. I get this endless loop that ultimately leads me to startup repair which either hangs or errors out. Attempting to start in safe mode takes me to same place.
I know the root of the problem is bsod as I see it flash when attempting to load windows.f
I was able to launch system restore tool from advanced options (f8) but after selecting restore point the cpu seems to hang after over an hour of Initalizing.
I can bring up command prompt by the way.
I don't believe I have any installation disks from time of purchase. Please help! Thank you.

Answer:Cant load windows:Win failed to start ---->bsod bad_sys_config_info

You will need a Windows 7 repair disc or you can use the Advanced Boot Options to get to the System Recovery Options.

Then try the steps in Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery. Note the warning:


The instructions presented withing this tutorial must be followed correctly, or you can damage your Windows 7 installation even further. This tutorial is designed to help recover from a bad registry that is causing the startup repair loop. You should note that there may still be some issues remaining that cannot be fixed by manually restoring the registry.

If the above does not work, proceed with the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot and let us know if you have any questions as you go.

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"OMCI system driver failed to load on start up." Source: Service Control Manager.

I have had this error message appear repeatedly over the past 2 months or so.

More recently the following also fail to load:

Windows (XP SP2) also often fails to start, sometime failing after the Windows logo screen has run, sometimes it doesn't get that far. Hitting the power and re-trying works...

Any advice appreciated.

Answer:System driver OMCI failed to load...

PC tools Anti-Virus Engine (now uninstalled)

Also have frequently hung on starting.

Another recent error:
"The Messenger Sharing Folders USN Journal Reader service service failed to start:
...The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion. "

Another recent error
"An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation."


"The device, \Device\Scsi\JRAID1, did not respond within the timeout period."

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I am writing from my own laptop, but the problem I am having is with another laptop.It is a Sony Vaio running Windows Vista.I am getting an error message when trying to turn it on--Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:1. Insert you Windows installation disc and restart your computer.2. Choose language settings, click next3. Click "repair your computer"If you do not have the disc (of course, I don't!) contact your system admin or computer manufacturer for assistance.File: \Windows\system32\config\systemStatus: 0xc000014cInfo: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt.

Answer:Windows VISTA: Failed to start...won't start in safe mode, or any other mode!

Typically the system32 Files I would simply replace and expect to get back in to Windows, but with The Registry file being purported as Damaged or missing I would recommend re-installing windows. You can get restore CD's from your manufacturer.

If you tap the F8 key on boot and get options to boot into other modes, I would pick Last known good configuration as you might fix the problem this way.
Not likely, but it's worth a shot.
Good Luck

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SCREEN SAYS "Windows failed to load because a required file is missing, or corrupt.."
file: ntoskrnl.exe
status: 0xc0000098



Answer:Satellite A305D-S6848 does not start up - Windows failed to load


It seems to be a Toshiba US notebook series and therefore the recovery process might be different as on Toshiba European notebooks?

However, the recovery procedure should be mention in user manual. Check this?

Try firstly this:
Power up the unit and press F8.
Then choose ?Safe Mode? and try to boot the Windows in safe mode.
If it does not work, try Repair the Computer option.

I think the notebook should be equipped with HDD recovery. This means that you could recover the unit without the usage of the recovery disk.

As mentioned this is US notebook series and as far as I know you have to press 0 button immediately after the notebook has been powered up.
This should start the recovery?

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Hey. I'm just gonna copy this post I made elsewhere. I think it about follows what you guys want in a problem post. I tried to search if it was answered already, but your search wasnt working, so I gave up. Thanks in advance.

My computer recently had a bit of a meltdown and I ended up playing around a little in the Recovery Console and running a chkdsk. I also attempted to copy a file on my desktop to an external hard drive from RC but found out I couldnt and gave up.The check disk fixed a little bit (namely an error that my computer could not start because C:\Windows\system32\config\system was deleted or corrupt or something).

My computer now starts up, but when it does, I get these problems:

"1. all the icons on my desktop looks weird, and everything that's not on my desktop has no icon whatsoever

2. The "Start" button on the status bar is gone, so I cannot click "Start", then choose "Admin Tools" to do a system restore.

3. If I need to turn off the computer, I have to press the power off button because again the Start button has disappeared, also I cannot use the task manager even if I press "alt-ctl-del"."

4. When I start up my computer, I get a "failed to load dll" error.

5. I can start some programs, and peripheral devices work, but not exactly right (I have to access them from My Computer)

6. I also get an error when I try to run most any of my programs. The error may be sli... Read more

Answer:Failed To Load Dll, No Start Menu, Messed Up/missing Icons, Etc

I would try running the System File Checker.How to Use SFC.EXE to Repair System FilesYou may need to press Ctrl+alt+Delete > Task Manager > File > New Task (Run...) then type "sfc /scannow" (without the quotes).

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Debugging a 0000000d1 stop error and I only get errors in the event viewer. The first one dealt with sptd and is now uninstalled however the second one is a bit of a mystery to me.The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: wmhtftimIs there anyway to know which app is writing the entry to the registry that has this phantom driver wanting to load? Or has anyone seen a similar problem? Google yielded no results for anything to do with a driver named wmhtftim. Truth can become lie, but if lies become truth we're in trouble.

Answer:vThe following boot-start or system-start dri

how about posting the entire error for review.

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Hi everyone :),
i am facing a problem in with my network. every morning i am receiving call from users that LAN is not working. when i check the system; i found that lan driver has yellow mark in device manager. steps i have taken to resove the issue:
1) restart the system after removing the lan cable.
2) connect the lan cable when system started.
problem solved.
but it is happening daily, not with 1 or 2 users but 6-8 users daily.problem is repeating the users.
other steps performed:
1) dns forwarding applied on one of the domain server.
forwarding to ISP dns.
2) give the domain ip in the primary dns of users computers.

but problem is still remaining. not solved yet.
domain user also having this lan problem.

kindly provide me any help.
waiting for any reply.
Umesh Malik
[email protected]

Answer:lan driver failed to start

Solution: 1: Create restore point and take registry backup.
2: Delete all unwated software's, and toolbar, security software's. from program and feature.

3: Delete all temp files.
4: Disable all unwanted services from startup and then delete from registry.
5: scan with spyware removal and hijacthis and trojon removal tool.
6: Restart the computer and check windows update. if found and then update.

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File: \windows\system32\drivers\ltoxvyo.sys

status: 0xc0000225

Vista Home Premium.

need some help on how i can get this machine functional again.

i do have the vista installation disc unfortunately due to the short length of the SATA connectors from the power supply they simply do not reach the ROM drive while being connected to the hard drive at the same time.

if anyone needs any more info just ask.
help would be much appreciated,

Answer:(Failed to load because of a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt)

Hello and welcome to the forum...

Can you tell me if you can get to your main desktop if not have you tried to boot in safe mode. Here's how to boot in safe mode just in case.

Safe Mode

But please let me know if you can get to your desktop.


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Hi, I think this problem was caused by a forced shutdown ( I left it with a auto shutdown program, and when i come back to turn it on, i get this!) ( The shutdown program has never caused this problem before though )

So this is the choice page:

I've tried both and neither work, they cant get past the load bar.
I have put the disc in ( Windows x64 Business ) and attempted a repair, which didnt work. I attempted a system restore to a few days ago and still the same problem.

I do however get these two screens which pop up for a split second before the above screen, my camera managed to capture them!

This one first:
Then this:

I havent changed or installed any new programs or drivers.
Im running a 2.4ghz quad, 2gb of OCZ ram, geforce 260 GPU, and the OS is installed on a new HD

It was all running wonderfully, and now nothing

Please please help!

Answer:"Choose an operating system to start, Vista or Vista", Boot problem.

Hi Aeon7944, Welcome to the vista Forums

Looks like the vista bootloader is corrupted.

have you tried the F8 key when at the menu and either the Last Known Good or the Safe Mode option?

another thing to try is a start-up repair from the Vista DVD

Startup Repair - Vista Forums

Keep us informed

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Have a Windows 7 Pro box.
Get the following Admin Events Error message with an Event ID of 7000
Looking at the Admin Events after bootup get the following message:

The Cisco Systems Inc. IPSec Driver service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

How to I fix/get rid of this event?

Thanks - Tom

Answer:IPSec driver failed to start

Uninstall Kaspersky (just as a test).
Install MSE
(Download Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease from Official Microsoft Download Center)
Re-install the Cisco app. and see if the error goes away.

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Have a Windows 7 Pro box.
Get the following Admin Events Error message with an Event ID of 7000
Looking at the Admin Events after bootup get the following message:

The Cisco Systems Inc. IPSec Driver service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

How to I fix/get rid of this event?

Thanks - Tom

Answer:IPSec driver failed to start

Re-install the Cisco product.

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I have Windows 10 64bit (build 10586) on my HP Elite X2 1011 G1 with Power Keyboard. Sometimes (more and more) after I close my laptop and open although it has to continue work it seems it resets. After I log in, the screen starts to flicker, the whole screen is filled with one color instead of the windows pictures. It flicker around 3 times, and after some time finally it logs in. It should use my last state but it seems it is resetted. Sometime the DPI is not ok, and it says in the Event Log: "Display driver failed to start; using Microsoft Basic Display Driver instead. Check Windows Update for a newer display driver." - <Event xmlns="">- <System>  <Provider Name="Display" />  <EventID Qualifiers="0">4115</EventID>  <Level>3</Level>  <Task>0</Task>  <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-05-11T17:17:55.824099200Z" />  <EventRecordID>18363</EventRecordID>  <Channel>System</Channel>  <Computer>xxxxxxxxxxx.local</Computer>  <Security />  </System>- <EventData>  <Data />  <Data />  </EventData>  </Event> I use the latest driver from HP (4300, 2016 January), although Intel has newer version it says I should use the drivers from my manufacturer...

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IPSec driver failed to start
Have a Windows 7 Pro box.
Get the following Admin Events Error message with an Event ID of 7000
Looking at the Admin Events after bootup get the following message:

The Cisco Systems Inc. IPSec Driver service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

How to I fix/get rid of this event?

Thanks - Tom

Answer:IPSec Driver failed to start

update the driver

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I have Windows 10 64bit (build 10586) on my HP Elite X2 1011 G1 with Power Keyboard. Sometimes (more and more) after I close my laptop and open although it has to continue work it seems it resets. After I log in, the screen starts to flicker, the whole screen is filled with one color instead of the windows pictures. It flicker around 3 times, and after some time finally it logs in. It should use my last state but it seems it is resetted. Sometime the DPI is not ok, and it says in the Event Log: "Display driver failed to start; using Microsoft Basic Display Driver instead. Check Windows Update for a newer display driver." - <Event xmlns="">- <System>  <Provider Name="Display" />  <EventID Qualifiers="0">4115</EventID>  <Level>3</Level>  <Task>0</Task>  <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-05-11T17:17:55.824099200Z" />  <EventRecordID>18363</EventRecordID>  <Channel>System</Channel>  <Computer>xxxxxxxxxxx.local</Computer>  <Security />  </System>- <EventData>  <Data />  <Data />  </EventData>  </Event> I use the latest driver from HP (4300, 2016 January), although Intel has newer version it says I should use the drivers from my manufacturer...

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I have tried to fix this issue. I have Mobile Intel 965 Express Chip Set Family showing the Yield sign. I keep getting the Device Driver Failed to start and the picture is distorted and make the computer very slow. Is there a fix?


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Hi everybody,

This is my first post on this forum. I've recently come across a problem with my computer. I'm running Windows Vista 32 bit. I shut the computer down one day, and the next day turning it on I came across this problem.

File: \Windows\System32\Drivers\nqgbwc.sys

Status: 0xc0000225

Info: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt.

I have no clue what this means. It said insert windows installation disc and repair computer. I did this, self repair found nothing. I then tried system restore and it could not initialize which is a pain in the ass. My last resort is to reinstall windows vista but I think I'm going to lose everything.

If anyone has any advice or suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Answer:Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt.

First see if you can boot into Safemode without it giving you that error. If you can, first try searching for that driver to see if its even in your system32 folder.

I recently just checked my computer and it is not in mine by default, which means its a file relating to a third party program/app that has been installed on your machine. If you can figure out what the abbreviation for NQGBWC is from the list of installed applications on your computer, then you can isolate which program on startup is causing the failure on booting windows due to the missing system file.

As you may have already tried, i cannot simply google search nqgbwc.sys as it gives me just THIS post only. If you cannot find the problem, then the only thing possible from there is to reinstall your OS but of course BACK UP EVERYTHING IMPORTANT FIRST.

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windows \system32\drivers\ msisadrv.sys
Status: 0x000000f
would like to repair this without reloading if possible

Answer:windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corrupt

I have a few questions:
1. Do you have a repair disc?
2. If not, does the PC have a recovery partition?
3. Can you boot from a live CD (such as Puppy Linux)?
4. What were you doing before the problem started?

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Start up system failedF11 error log

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Hey guys,

I built a new computer for my parents (AMD machine vs the old intel) and put the hard-drive in it.

However, Windows won't start, and it can't run repair, bad driver,

I can't run it in safe mode and system restore did nothing.


Answer:Windows Failed To Start - SystemRepairOffline Bad Driver

A clean install maybe? Do you know what driver? Maybe you could download it with another computer and then install it in the affected machine.

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For some reason my webcam won?t start. Its saying driver has failed to open.
Could you please help me find the right drivers please?

Answer:Re: Webcam wont start - driver has failed to open

Please let us know which notebook model do you have exactly.
Anyway, there are no 10 different drivers and now you must choose the right one.
The right driver for your notebook model you can find on Toshiba support page under > Support & Download.

Just choose the right model.

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File: \windows\system32\drivers\ksecdd.sys

Status: 0xc00000e9

Info: windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corrupt.

Any help is appreciated. The computer will not even turn on or get past this point.

Answer:Info: windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corrupt.

if your computer is telling you that window failed to load, that means you need to format the system and install in window on it, and you must do it before i damage your hard drive.

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when ever i reboot it takes me two reboots to boot in to vista. The first time it doesn't boot in to vista it goes to a black screen, i do a restart by holding down the power and then select to start from the last good configuration. I recently switched my hard drive to a different sata port on my mobo i don't know if that's the problem. Thanks for helping.

Answer:vista failed to start

Hello Vista_32bit.

There's one way to find out, put the SATA cable back where it was; why did you change it to start with; I'll bet you a doughnut that's the problem.

Later Ted

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Hi Folks,

My Dell xps with Vista started to hang on the desktop(mouse stopped responding and pale screen) and I tried to use my dvd to restore it, I can't boot into any mode now and can't get back to the desktop, it says I'm missing 0x800700002 if that makes any sense, am I stuffed?

Answer:Vista failed to start

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vista won,t start up after installing panda internet security 2009.I get a message saying windows explorer has encountered a problem. .If i restart it's okay but it,s getting boring.Please help!

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Dunno if this is the right place for this type of prblem, I dont know much at all about this stuff. I tried searching around but I only found stuff about this with different drivers.

My problem is I just rebooted my pc yesterday, and after logging into windows and getting to the desktop, there was ared msg that popped up from avast antivirus saying it couldnt update or something, then it my pc rebooted, ever since after I logged into windows there was a sound like you hear when you get an error message, then my pc rebooted or crashed, and it keeps happening, I used safe mode and looked at the event viewer and it says:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

I went to the link it says to goto for more information but it only says to verify you have the latest drivers and stuff, i'm not sure how to do that or even what drivers I have..

My main concern is, is this a something that can be fixed, or can it be a hardware problem and my pc is just screwed, its pretty old though, like 5 years or so, never had any problems like this before :x.

Answer:start driver fail to load

a search on this listed that many causes it made your head swim
boot into the recovery console and run first
chkdsk /r
then try
it could be virus or malware related if the above does not work do the five steps
security will advise on how to do it from safe mode

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Hi All, I am trying to update IBM Update Connector to System Update on my A30 2651 3WG I have tried uninstalling System update and reinstalling it several times but each time I get the message:- System Update could not start properly  After I uninstall System Update when I run systemupdate314-2009-6-12.exe to load system update it detects a version of IBM Update Connector or System Update and offers to delete it.  However an error occurs  and  I am told to delete the files manually. Can anyone suggest where these files might be or if there is some other problem. Regards Roger

Answer:System Update failed to start

Roger, welcome to the forum,
As the Update Connector doesn't show up in Control Panel - Software, run the SetUp file in C:\IBMTOOLS\APPS\Updater, it should offer you the option of uninstalling it.

Hope this helps

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Guys, I need some help. I am using an original version of the windows 7. And recently ( I really don't know what happened) my PC won't start normally. It also says that windows Start-up repair can't fix the problem. What should I do ( I don't want to reformat cause I lost my windows 7 installer ).

Answer:Failed to run the operating system during start up

Start with the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot and post back if you need help as you do those steps.

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I have a Vostro 1400 laptop that is about a year and a half old. It was working great until the other day. While surfing the net the screen went blank like i had turned it off (but there was still power to it). I rebooted and got a message that the operating system failed to start. No matter how many times I reboot....I get this message. I know next to nothing about the operating system. I was told by a friend that he thought the hard drive my be out. How can I tell if it is?

Answer:operating system failed to start

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Hi, my pc was having some bsods lately but rebooted ok. Last night it failed to boot and havent booted normally since then. It only boots in safe mode. I have tried every option in the F8 menu, ran chkdsk and nothing worked. the exact error from startup repair says :
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: 0
problem signature 05: autofailover
problem signature 06: 1
problem signature 07: baddriver
for what is worth i though it to be a different problem so i did a clean install of win 7 and still the same. i have read some older threads and all suggested farbar. this is the log:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 08-09-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-5PC7S3T on 08-09-2013 04:40:21
Running from D:\
Windows 7 Ultimate (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 8
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
HKLM\...\RunOnce: [NoIE4StubProcessing] - C:\Windows\system32\reg.exe DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components" /v "NoIE4StubProcessing" /f [74752 2009-07-13] ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 failed to start Startuprepair Offline Bad Driver

log properly posted here. that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRL Team member is already as... Read more

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Dell Optiplex 5040Intel HD Graphics 530Driver date: 8/13/2017Driver version: driver failed to start;using Microsoft Basic Display Driver instead.Check Windows Update for a newer display driver.Was working before Windows 10 Fall 2017 Creators Update.Dell Update finds no updates.Intel® Driver & Support Assistant finds no updates.Microsoft Update - Update Status: Your device is up to date.Who will fix this? Microsoft?? Intel?? Dell??

Answer:Intel HD Graphics 530 Display driver failed to start

Code 43 is usually a driver issue.
I had that driver, and the Win 10 Fall update and was working OK, but just recently (Wednesday) ran the Intel updater and got a later driver version.
uninstall the current Intel driver, restart the PC and when Windows starts it "should" detect and install the driver.  If that doesn't work reinstall the Intel Motherboard Chipset Drivers (Intel Chipset Device Software as listed on Dell downloads) and then run the Intel updater again.
Here is the link to the Dell downloads and Intel chipset drivers.

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Searching the site found no results for me with reference to my titled issue. Several years old desktop with an intel DG33FB mobo, Dual Core 2.53 P4 Wolfdale CPU, 8192MB DDR2 RAM and XP SP3 OS. Wireless connect via Linkys WUSB600N to Linksys router. Local area connection disabled. No internal dust buildup. File System kept "clean" with CCleaner, McAfee AV, Max Registry Cleaner, Max Spyware Detector, Adaware, and Malware bytes, on a regular basis. Hard drive not in need of defragmenting. Computer resides in an air conditioned environment away from any high energy equipment. 3 recent issues that have been occurring for the past 3 months that are not absolutely critical, but extremely annoying. 1. Boot up is slow. Seems to pause several times for up to 2 minutes before completing the boot. Then runs normally. 2. When a CD/BD drive is opened, internet connectivity is lost for a few seconds until reacquired after notifications. 3. When running a processor intensive program, unattended, for several hours, I find that the computer has rebooted itself prior to my return. I have checked for loose connections, reset the RAM modules, ran memory and hard drive tests, all OK. Heat sinks in place and all fans operational. CPU cooling fan is set for "agressive" in BIOS. Looking at the event log I find a suspicious series of errors occurring more often than I think it should. I can think of no way better than to attach a series of jpegs to depict this series of errors for... Read more

Answer:Solved: Max Network Packet Driver Failed to Start

Took a lot of effort on my own, but able to copy a file in the Windows program files, Maxnpf.sys, to the Windows/system32 file. Seems to be working.

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Hi, my Vista laptop just froze so i restarted and got the dreaded 'Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix the problem:' and then tells me to insert my Vista disc and chose language and then 'repair'.
Please can i confirm that this will not do a fresh install and my data should be saved?

Answer:Windows failed to start- Vista. Help?

If you select Repair, there should be no effect on your documents.

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I'm having serious problem with booting my OS.
in Windows boot manager win7 fails to start.
repair the startup doens't help.

I have Vista 32bit installed on one drive/partition which works fine and win7 64bit on 2nd disk.Due to clean up and re-partition of the disk reasons I decided to do clean install of win7 64bit on a 3rd separate drive/partition.
Everything went smoothly and all 3 systems were visible on the boot screen and they worked fine.
The following step was to remove the win7 from the 2nd drive.
I couldn't format it in anyway (neither win7 install DVD disk nor disk menager).I managed to do it by external software for partitioning under Vista.(I'm writing it as this inability to format has something to do with booting problems now,I guess-removing MBR?)
After formating of 2nd disk I could not load win7 from 3rd drive (Vista works fine)!!
I installed again win7 on 2nd drive, but none of win7 systems are still accessible without startup repair (I did it 3 times)
both win7 and vista systems are visible in boot screen only when win7 installation disk is in DVD and booting order in BIOS is set to start from DVD first.(win7 and vista appears as recovered)
If I remove the DVD disk or change the order to boot from HDD only Vista and one win7 64bit from 2nd disk appear. I can start vista but not win7.

What do I want:keep VIsta and have win7 64bit on 3rd drive(all programes installed--I want to keep this system for win7)
What I did:
- chkdsk f/r... Read more

Answer:Win Boot Mgr-windows failed to start!

Hello PArtu, welcome to Seven Forums!

Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that; taken from Vista will be fine.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

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Help!!Wait that is why I am here.  About 2 months ago my computer started to freeze up.  Very random when it would do this and did not seem to matter which program I was working in.  The freeze ups went from every few days to multiple times per day.  I tried doing a system restore to a previous date, but it would freeze up or go though the process and then tell me that it could not restore to the date selected.  I tried multiple dates.  Then finally it just started freezing up after the bios and driver load.  I could not get to the welcome screen, or start in safe mode.  There had been no new programs loaded to cause this.  I have multiple spyware programs, and scanned with all of them, so did not figure it to be a virus.  I tried to reload windows XP but it would freeze during install.  I changed out the battery on the mobo.  Finally I installed a new hard drive, replaced the mother board, and dropped down from 4 sticks of ram to 1 stick of ram to start testing.  It started right up and notified me I was missing 1 stick of ram.  I added the 2nd stick.  Found 1 of the 4 to be bad.  Loaded windows XP and all the wonderful updates.  Got everything back up and running just fine.  That was about 1 month ago.Worked great for about 2 weeks2 weeks ago it starts freezing up again.  Windows explorer does not show my slave drive (this is a new symptom), the system restore does not work etc?&n... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes after driver load during start up

Sounds like a failing HDD to me...DLoad and run the diagnostics from the manuf. site...Run the long test.

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My windows failed to load b/c a critical system driver is missing or corrupt.

File: windows/system32/Drivers/gjofl.sys

Status: 0xc0000225

Prior to this, I had received some sort of virus that microsoft security essentials claimed to quarantine. I also ran malware bytes. After the scans, my computer accidentally became unplugged and died (the battery is shot). After trying to restart, I received the error msg.

I have tried booting up in safe mode and it doesn't work.

I also ran diagnostics -- the only msg I received was: "diagnostics not found on utility partition". I have no idea what that means.

I am being prompted to insert my installation disc to repair my comp, but windows was preinstalled so I don't have that option.

Please help!

Answer:Windows failed to start b/c critical driver is missin or corrupt

I dont know the answer, but I have a suspicion, that maybe, that driver has something to do with the virus. I googled the driver, nothing. I looked at my computers drivers (cmd prompt and type driverquery) and I do not have it.

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Hi, I use T61p. I just installed vista and its updates. The sympton is this: when I intalled the updates, it seemed to freeze during the "shutting down", so I pressed the power button for a few moments to power it off. Then is the problem: I now even can't start my laptop when I press the power button. The lights do flash but then nothing is going on on the screen. Any idea? Thanks.

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Last night our comp was turned on and came up with black screen and message that reads-
windows failed to start due to hardware or software change
insert installation disc and click repair
The system registry file is missing or corrupt
If I put the disc in and click repair does this mean I will lose all the files I had. ie- photos, documents, music etc. I have not been able to do a backup since I first got the comp' so that is not an option.

Answer:Vista - Windows failed to start message

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Hi there.

I'm running Windows Vista 32bit SP1 on a Dell Inspiron 1545. Windows did an automatic update today when I loaded up the laptop and I reset as usual. Started up as I normally do but for some reason the startup did a BSOD on me and I got a "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change may be the cause."... seeing as it was fine previously I'm guessing this due to the updates recently. The only options I have are doing a system startup repair (which I tried but it just sat on a black screen for a while before a mouse cursor popped up which moves but nothing else appears), or to start windows normally which does the vista loading bar but then restarts after BSOD again. I tried to go into safe mode... but the same thing happens. It looks like I may have to reinstall Vista again, which would be a pain. Is there any way I can get around this and is this a common problem at the moment? I haven't been updatign my laptop for a while due to only just getting the internet back in the house, so this could have been a recent problem?

Please advise me of anything I can do.

Answer:Windows Vista failed to start after update

Did you try the system restore?

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black screen!

windows failed to start

status 0xc000000f

asking for install disk WHICH I DO NOT HAVE! But I do have the product key!

any website to down load install / repair disk so I can recover?

Answer:Solved: vista windows failed to start

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I was deleting old videos off my computer and i noticed that none of the files were finished deleting after 10 minutes (none of them were large files) i had about 8 windows open that all said "recycling 1 file (xMb)" and none of them had even begun, in the details they all said 0Mb/s, 2 of them i cancelled and after the ten minutes they were still canceling so i decided to restart my computer. When it started up again it came up with the following message:

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

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "next."
3. Click "Repair your Computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc000014c

Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

So i followed the instructions and after i press "repair and restart" it says "failed to save startup options." "OK"

When i pressed ok the window closed and behind it there was the "System Recovery Options" window where it said: "Select an operating system to repair and click Next. Note: this feature cannot repair operating systems earlier than windows vista." Then there is a box that says "operating system", "partition size",... Read more

Answer:I can't boot windows vista! Please help! "Windows failed to start" Status:0xc000014c

Re: I can't boot windows vista! Please help! "Windows failed to start" Status:0xc0000


File: \Boot\BCDClick to expand...

says it all.
Your error is not exactly the same
but it boils down to the Boot Configuration Data is corrupt so it has to be repaired.

You might want to see if Methods 2 or 3 work. If not, perhaps another Geek will come along and suggest what to do. I have never run Vista so I can't supply you with advice on how to fix/rebuild the BCD file.

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Hello ! yesterday i have installed Mirrors edge to my laptop Asus k50ab , i have windows 7 64 bit, after playing the game, i restarted pc, and then it just failed to start and pc restarted, same thing in all safe modes.

I have searched about a 5 hours about this problem,I did try almost everything!
but didint find the solution...

i think its problem with graphic card update, i have ATI , and probably installed Nvidia update...

Always writes this error:

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut dow to prevent damage to your computer.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFFFFF88009A9928, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)"

Please help! , i tried almost everything, but i think if i will delete that update or something , it will run..

Answer:Failed to start , boot, or even safe mode

Hi, welcome to the forums

You may want to try the 1st 8 steps in The following Tutorial to see if the Startup Repair fixes the issue.
Hope it helps

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I have a computer I am trying to refurbish. The old hard drive failed. I purchased a new hard drive. The CD/DVD player on the computer does not work, but I am able to boot from a USB. I was able to install Ubuntu from USB with no problems and now have a new copy of windows 7, 32 bit (computer is also 32 bit). I have tried to boot from the windows copy on the USB drive using many different tutorials as well as using the windows USB/DVD download tool.
Each time I boot from the usb stick, a screen comes up that says windows failed to start. It says it may be due to a hardware problem.

All other solutions to this involve using the recovery CDs or partition which I am not able to because the CD/DVD drive is broken, and I would like to not have to buy another one.

Please, any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:Windows failed to start: File: boot/bcd

Maybe your win 7 iso is corrupted or otherwise screwed up.

This tutorial contains links to clean iso files, links to a tutorial on placing that on a USB stick, and some other info on installation.

Are you sure that the specs of that PC are good enough for Win 7 (as ubuntu runs on more or less anything)? If unsure please post them and someone will tell you.

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Help. I'm getting this every time I boot up my computer.
It happened after I had my computer on "sleep". When I woke up and tried to open my laptop, it shut off and showed me this:

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

1. Insert your Windows installation disc an restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc0000001

Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

It simply takes me to the same screen when I hold "F8".
So I cannot get the "Repair your computer." Option.

I do not have the windows installation disc.

Please try helping me. Also, all I can do is basically start up my computer and it takes me to that screen every time.

Answer:Windows Failed to Start - Boot Manager - BCD

You will require a Windows Installation Disc. You would require another computer to create a windows installation disc. See this: Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

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Hey guys, I was just using my computer when it just froze for no reason. So I had to do a (cold reboot?) and it froze on the TOSHIBA BIOS screen, which then took me to this error. I thought this was going to be easy to fix because I had it a few weeks ago (used system restore) but now I can't get to any of the advanced options. So I put in my W7 install disc I created ages ago and it booted up to the 'repair my computer'. I tried a couple of options but it said it couldn't find my hard drive listed :0 So I rebooted a few more times and tried different options to no avail. I changed the booting priority to the disc drive but it's not even booting to the disc anymore! The hard drive is still working though because it was in the boot priority list. I also have noticed whenever I reboot I'm hearing a click sound every time, perhaps it's from the hard drive? What should I do? It's just plain annoying because I will probably have assignments to write next week :/

Answer:Windows failed to start: \Boot\BCD 0x000000f

I've managed to boot into the install disc, and I selected 'repair Windows'. So it said it 'found errors with the computer's startup options'. This is what the repair details say:
'The following startup options will be added:
Name: Windows 7 Home Premium (recovered)
Path: Windows
Windows Device: Partition =C: (608977 MB)

Name: Windows Recovery Environment (recovered)
Path: Recovery\0157af63-b0cb-11e0-8973-d131825ca734\
Windows Device: Partition= C: (608977 MB)

Name: Windows Recover environment (recovered)
Path: Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim
Windows Device: Partition = D: (1500 MB)
I'll reboot back into the hard drive and see what happens...

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Hi all, could you please help i have beeen reading through this amazing forum for the past couple of days trying to get my Dell 1545 working again, i have tried to reinstall the OS from a disc that came with the lpatop, to no avail
i created a system restore disk from the machine i'm writing this on....

still to no avail....

i can get into the setup menu's but like many others i can't get any further, I don't know how to get into the BIOS menu (and to be honest wouldn't know what to do if I did.

please can anyone help..

Answer:Windows failed to start (Boot Manager) Help

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Why are you reinstalling?

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Mircosoft pushed an update to my week old x240. After the update, I cannot load window8 pro any more . "Auto repair" says PC didn't start correctly. When I refresh PC , "the drive where Window is installed is locked Unlock the drive any try again." My BitLocker has been activated and Laptop was running fine before this update on 8/4/2014. Called Lenovo and Mircosoft, of course no help. PLEASE HELP!

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Windows 7 64-bit SP15

My Dell Latitude e6420 is having problems as of the past week. An error comes up on every reboot or startup of my machine. The "Failed to Start System Event Notification Service" error would come up on my screen down in the taskbar. Details below of startup:Laptop comes up slow.
Login and once desktop shows that error appears on my screen and sometimes my audio service isn't working (but it can't be the the driver for my video/audio card because sometimes it works and other things will crash meaning a corruption of some system driver.)
Takes 5-10 minutes for machine to fully boot.
Look at event log and shows Event ID Error 7026 every reboot.
I cannot find a fix for this error and nothing seems to be working. Please help with any information. Thanks.

Answer:Failed to Start System Event Notification Service

Windows Server 2008: Event ID 7026 this article just says what you are thinking seems to be correct. have you looked in device manager to see if there are any warning signs in there?
when your in event viewer, isn't there a link with the error that gives some help?

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Ok, I have been combing through threads here hoping to find a solution, but none of the things I've tried have worked, so I'm going out on a limb hoping for some suggestions!

I have a Samsung netbook (n145) which has had a few issues starting up over the past couple months - it would prompt to run chkdsk before booting, I would let it run, and it would boot. However, yesterday I got the 'windows failed to start - a recent hardware change may be responsible' error message, and giving the option to try starting windows normally (which fails: there is a flash of BSOD and then screen goes black, and computer restarts, arriving at same 'failed to start' error). The other option is to run system repair, which also does not work: it takes ages to bring up a dialog box that searches for errors, but I have let this run for hours and it remains stuck. Tapping f4 to bring up samsung recovery also results in a stuck screen. Tapping f8 to boot to safe mode does not work either.

My main concern is having a working computer, and I can't really afford costly repairs or a new netbook. I got this one used about 1 1/2 years ago and it has no cd drive/OS boot disk (windows 7 starter came already installed). What should I do? Can I fix the hard drive, or should I replace? I am not at all technically skilled and have limited knowledge but an endless capacity to learn. I called samsung and they suggested I replace the hard drive to the tune of $100-$300 for parts alone, which is too expensiv... Read more

Answer:Windows failed to start, unable to run system repair, help!

You could try a bootable disc utility to check the HDD for you
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

If your disk checks out ok you could try booting from installation media to access recovery console
Steps 1 & 2 in this tutorial will explain how to create bootable install disc
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I've gotten this error every time my computer freezes and makes a horrible noise in my headset, the only way to fix that is to turn the computer off. I am pretty sure this is from a virus called "Free Ride Games" that I somehow got on my computer while cleaning it up. The error is  the X5XSEx_Pr143 service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file specified. I was wondering if anyone could help me fix this problem/ Virus.

Answer:the X5XSEx_Pr143 service failed to start due to the following error: The system

I'm sorry I didn't post in the right forums I just realized there was more I was just sick and tired of this virus that I was in a hurry.

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I have a two-year-old Dell Inspiron 1545 that originally came with Vista, but was upgraded to Windows 7. I got a new hard drive for the computer several months ago. After installing a Windows Update today, the system rebooted to this message:

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

If Windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, Startup Repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during startup, choose Start Windows Normally."

Start Windows Normally just reloaded the original error message. Safe Mode does not load (a blue screen flashes before taking me back to the error message again). Last Known Good Configuration didn't work. Startup Repair doesn't seem to work, either - I could not use a system restore point or a system image because the recovery tool couldn't find an operating system. The System Recovery Options screen shows "Operating system: Unknown on (Unknown) Local Disk." Also, after running the Startup Repair tool for about 30 minutes, nothing had changed on the screen, and I cancelled it. Is it supposed to take hours or something? Should I let it run to completion?

Using another computer, I downloaded the Neowin Windows 7 Recovery Disc and attempted to boot with it, but it just offered me the same System Recovery options: Startup Repair, System Restore, System Image, Memory Diagnostic (which gave me an error), and Command Prompt. I tried running chkdsk /r us... Read more

Answer:Windows failed to start and can't find operating system

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

I don't have an installation CD for Windows 7 because I installed it using a download I purchased from Microsoft.

You can make a installation DVD from the download.

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