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310-15IKB 80TV System Recovery & USB Boot BROKEN

Question: 310-15IKB 80TV System Recovery & USB Boot BROKEN

These are my issues:The System Recovery option found in the Novo Button Menu just opens GRUB to attempt to launch Kali Linux 2016.2.The Boot Menu doesn't show there are any Bootable USBs I have in its list. Even one with Kali Linux 2016.2 on it. It is not just not recognizing the USB as bootable, it doesn't represent anything is plugged in at all.Somehow, Kali Linux is now broken as well. So any help from within an OS on the system is not an option.My Comedy of Errors When I installed Linux, I:Booted from a Bootable Kali USB, ran the LIVE option, and started the app gParted, a Linux option for a disk partitioner.Shrunk the partition holding my saved data created with windows 10 to accomodate the size and to make room for Kali.Deleted the other partitions. ---- I have done this many times, no, there is no way the hidden system recovery partition was present and deleted.Installed Kali As the only OS on my system.Broke Kali. Easy to do. It doesn't boot.I still have the lenovo BIOS, but linux boots from GRUB. My Bios is photographed and attached. But here are a few options that are modified. USB Legacy [Enabled] Boot Mode [Legacy Support] Boot Priority [Legacy First] USB Boot [Enabled] How do I re-install/repair ANYTHING!??

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Preferred Solution: 310-15IKB 80TV System Recovery & USB Boot BROKEN

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

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

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Help!!!!!! I'm a college student and have an assigment due in 4 days. I was using my laptop to do the assignment, walked a way and when i got back, it somehow restarted and cant boot. I really need a solution to fix it. Im really worried that my hdd is faulty, meaning that i have to redo the assignment again and lose all my files. Im also worried that the service/repair will take forever as there are many people complaining about it.

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I have a problem in the touchpad, it doesn't work at all, (doesn't appear in device manager and the pointer disappears when i unplug the USB mouse) I tried all methods, the fn +f6, updated Bios, updated Drivers, re-installed Windows, even I made a test with a Linux live CD and everything worked except the touchpad. In BIOS there isn't any options regarding the touchpad as wellI was wondering if there is something needed to be enabled in firmware? I wonder. what can I do at this point, I am using an external USB mouse, but I need the touchpad to be working as well.* the laptop is new, there is no physical damage at all  

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad 310 - 15ikb 80TV - no touchpad

Hello AfahmyThanks for using the Lenovo forums.
Try a static discharge for this, it may help to resolve the issue or at least get rid of any built up static on the motherboard.(If the battery is internal, please just skip the remove/replace battery steps.)1. Turn the unit off2. Remove the battery and the Mains adapter3. Press and hold the front power button for 30 seconds4. Replace the battery and the Mains adapter5. Turn the unit on as normal
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Hi,I definately can't find a driver for USB 3.0 for my lenovo Ideapad 310 - 15ikb -80TV (windows 10). The USB 3.0 port is working only on USB 2.0 mode and don't recognize my 3.0 flash disc and my USB 3.0 external hard disc runs only on 2.0 mode (the red light is for 2.0 and the blue light for 3.0)Thanks, for help

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I got this issue for a long time. Don't know if this is a factory defect, or perhaps a design flaw on Lenovo. The battery was good to ok when I first got it, then came all the Windows 10 updates which made it worse. I would just normally use it and most of the time I only got around 1.5-2 hours. I tried everything, control start-up items, control background apps, disabled Fast Boot even reduced the screen brightness but to no avail. All my drivers are updated, even the BIOS.Does anyone have this issue? If you do, did you try any other tricks that might have even temporarily solved this issue?I wish some of the moderators can report this to Lenovo Engineers, so they can find a solution.

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I recently bought a Lenovo Ideapad 310 about a month ago, shortly after installing all reccomended updates on the Lenovo companion app, including reccomended BIOS and Windows 10 updates my laptop has started getting semi random freezes. When a freeze occurs the entire system locks up, the sound makes a very short interval constant loop, and I have to preform a full reboot. It seems to happen more frequently when playing certain games (CSGO, Left 4 Dead 2) Less frequently when playing less demanding games (Starbound, Minecraft) however sometimes it feels like it can happen at any time as it has happened a few times just browsing the internet or once while idle and downloading something in the background.Sometimes I can tell when it's about to happen. In the case where the computer is about to freeze while playing CSGO I lose connection to the server, the game tell's me it's attempting to reconnect, every time I see this the computer goes into the freeze 5-10 seconds later, This morning I was fast enough to alt tab before the freeze and noticed that my laptop said it was still connected to the internet just before it then froze and I had to reboot I have no idea what could possibly be causing this but wanted to know what my options are or wether anybody else was experiencing similar constant and seemingly random freezes

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i searched a lot for drivers but at support only given drivers for windows 10 x64 bit. installed all drivers one by one but some gave success and mostly failed. i need drivers for windows 8.1 pro x64 bit. please lenovo team help to solve brand new machine lenovo 310 ideapad 15ikb 80tv. wifi is not working also.......i need all factory drivers. audio, graphics, networking lan, wireless wifi, etc....please

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I got my Ideapad and I want to know if I can upgrade my laptop's graphics card......The laptop got 2 graphics cards1) Intel's graphics card2) Nvidia dedicated graphics card Geforce GTX 920MX (2GB)upon that, I wanted to upgrade my Nvidia dedicated Graphics Card into Nvidia Geforce GTX 940 (4GB)....and so I am asking if this was possible or not for my case?

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Can anyone please tell me if the above bios update is compatible with the 'non-touch' version of this laptop. The text suggests that it is included but when it goes to install it it pauses and tells me it is only for touch versions. I am now confused and understandably reluctant to go ahead. ThanksTF.

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HelloI wonder if you can help me to know how to have advanced tabs in the insyde H2o in the latest bios version,I just need it desperately as some setting there closed the internal touchpad.Thanks 

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Hey,To begi, I have 2 problems since I bought this notebook about 2 weeks ago1- The performance is so poor    I am running Windows 10 and what I can notice is the bad performance from such an i7 processor @2.7 to 2.9 Ghz with 8 GB RAM(DDR4) and Nvidia Geforce 920MX(2GB)once I remove the AC Adapter and run it on the battery it tends to be slower and even when plugged in it's still giving me like the minimal performance, I have another laptop which is processor i5 @2.3 Ghz , 4 GB of RAM(DDR3), Intel Graphics Card(1GB) and it is running at much higher speed and I have tested this on some game and the i5 PC gave me a Higher FPS(90+) while the Ideapad gave me something around 60So, is it because some kind of factory settings for the lowest performance ever on that PC as I want to change it? Please give me a decent Solution for that problem as I can't work on the Ideapad this way.....2- Since I bought this laptop and I am using it regularly so I wanted to limit the battery usage to increase its lifespan so I have download Lenovo settings and Companion to Activate the Conservation Mode but It never worked, It never limited the battery to 60% and the battery still goes to completion....So I need a solution for thatThanks in advance.

Answer:Ideapad 310-15IKB 80TV Slow performance and Conservation Mode is not working properly

Hi there, SkarD -  
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
Laptops are designed to save power and extend usage when it's not plugged in. Check your Power Save settings. There's likely two sets: one for plugged in and one for unplugged. Check to see if there are any differences.
When you have a moment, can you please refer to this bug that was filed regarding a similar issue and let me know if it is relevant to the problem you are seeing?
Update us how it goes.
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Got a notice from Lenovo updates about a hard-drive update. Went ahead and updated the firmware. Now my laptop randomly freezes and is sluggish. Is there anyway to downgrade the hdd's firmware?

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Hello i recently Bought This Laptop and the rotation worked just  fine, but after i updated via windows update It wont Rotate anymore, i looked around in a few posts about registry keys and enabling it. the rotation lock button popped back up but it still will not rotate. Any help is Appreciated it. I've Spent 3 days trying to figure this out so forgive me if this is a duplicate post. Model Number 80v5

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I just did a recovery on my X1 laptop. I put the recovery on a USB stick before I did the reinstall. I noticed my system restore was not working. It would say it would work, but no restore points are found. When I first went to the System Restore properties, there were two C: drives. It was enabled on the one listed as (MISSING), and disabled on the one with the Windows logo. I attempted to enable on the proper drive and got it they way it should be like so:   Now when I try to create a restore point I get this error:   Everything I have found says to do a "Repair" on Windows 7. I can't even do that since all I have is the OEM recovery media. But if I re-image, I will be in the same boat as I am in now. I find system restore to be a huge asset and use it all the time. I am stumped on what I can do to make it work.

Answer:System restore broken right after recovery

Hi, molski
I did some research and was able to find two threads from Microsoft forums that are relevant to this issue. They can be found here and here. Several users give possible fixes for this error, ranging from running ChkDsk to performing a Disk Cleanup. Maybe one of these possible fixes will help you be able to perform System Restore.
Hope it helps,

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After having my desktop disappear on me, and trying numerous options, the alternative was to do a non-destructive System Recovery.

Yes, all the data files are still here (thank goodness ~ would have been heartbroken over lost pictures!) but now I have icons on desktop to programs that aren't installed, plus my program list shows programs that aren't there as well.

Is there a program out there that I can use that will search the computer for broken 'things'? I thought I had used one years ago, but I can't seem to locate anything now.


Answer:After System Recovery, broken files/programs. ???

HI, If you used System Restore it sets your system back to the way it was at the particular date and time. Any icons etc. would be resurrected and the only option I can think of is for you to delete them manually.

You could use a registry cleaner like JV16 to clean up the registry after you have manually cleaned things up. Peace Mal

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I installed Vista 3 times (two different HDDs before) and this time I want it to stay. I am running XP Sp2 and Vista 64 SP1. The problem is, in order to boot to either XP or Vista I have to access my boot device menu and select which HDD I want to boot from. If I dont do it, I will get the OS selection screen but only shows two Vista option and both are broken.
Its kind of annoying specially since my Logitech G15 wont control the boot menu so I always need a PS2 keyboard connected as well.
Any ideas?

Answer:Dual boot Vista/XP system but the boot loader is please

well you can try a couple of things. if you cant get into any OS at all, use the vsta install dvd and do fixboot, but if you can get into an OS, go and install Vista Boot Pro and run that. It'll redo the bootloader so that you can use the boot selection. Hope this Helps!

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Previously I had Ubuntu Linux and GRUB, which pointed to Windows 7 and Windows XP

I formatted all the partitions and resized Windows 7 to use the entire disk.

I accidentally deleted the 100MB partition that contains the boot folder.

Nothing works to fix it. I really need help! I made a new >100MB partition and formatted it to NTFS with gParted, and copied the contents of my laptop's system partition (same exact OS, I thought maybe it would see it and be able to fix it to work with the desktop.)

So, what do you recommend? When I boot the DVD and go to repair installation, it doesnt see any O
S's. On startup repair, even doing it several several times with and without rebooting, it says the same thing.
at the end of the log:

Root cause found:
The partition table does not have a valid System Partition.

Repair action: Partition table repair
Result: Completed Successfully. Error Code = 0x0
Time taken = 2277ms


When doing the bootrec commands, it gives errors such as 'Element not found' or 'a device cannot function'

What on Earth can I do to get my pc to boot Windows 7 properly again?


Answer:Broken MBR/Boot/System Partition

Is the 100mb a Primary partition?

If not, mark your main windows partition Active (assuming that is a Primary) - then run startup repair - will probably take 2 or 3 runs.

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Going through the software (OneKeyRecovery) in Windows to reboot, nor starting the computer by pushing the recovery button will start the computer in the recovery mode -- rather the computer just boots up like normal into Windows 10.Any suggestion how to recover system?

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I'm running Windows 7 on a y450 and would like to restore to either a backup system or factory defaults. My install is still functioning, but I would like to go back to an earlier time before some files became corrupted. No partitions have been edited. I made a backup of the system the first day I turned the machine on. However, I dont' have it burned onto optical media. I've followed the video, for how to boot into the recovery system: Neither going through the software in Windows to reboot, nor starting the computer by pushing the recovery button will start the computer in the recovery mode -- rather the computer just boots up like normal into Windows 7. I have restored my BIOS to default settings, but the y450 will still not boot into recovery mode. How can I make the compuer boot into recovery mode? Again, I've tried going through the software under Windows. It just reboots Windows and starts up like normal. I've also tried shutting down the notebook, and starting it by pushing the recovery button, but it just starts Windows like normal. Please help!


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Answer:One-Key Recovery will not boot into recovery system (y450)

under windows, press one key recover ( okr ) button and check if it works.
if it works, okr application starts. if it does't, run okr application manually.
 then select system recovery from the list, then select yes to restart your computer.
post back the results.
( by the way, do you have any new volumes under my computer? )

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Dear Support,                       I am unable to use one key recovery using the button next to power button. i also tried to launch the application using windows. here is my system. what to do?

Answer:One-Key Recovery not boot into recovery system (Z570)

I doubt that you haave resized your partition sizes. If this s true, onekey recovery button wont work. Contact lenovo support for recovery disk.

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I am a very frustrated and angry customer at the moment as i keep running into Road Block and unacceptable answers.  This issue is enough to cause me to never buy another Lenovo laptop or any laptop at Best Buy!I bought my computer in July and in September i noticed a key had popped off-  the "< ," key next to the M key.  I have used the key board only when i was setting up-  now at my office and at customers i set it in downward dog mode ;-) and use a blue tooth key board.    So it is not from use that it broke.   I took the laptop into BEST BUY and was told that the key was missing a metal part on the back so they could not fix it onsite-  i would have to send it in and be without my laptop for a week to 10 days - unacceptable -  this was a month or more ago. I searched on the LENOVO website and could not find a way to purchase a single or the entire set of Keys!  I am self employed as a software consultant.   My life is pretty busy and i finally decided today to bite the bullet and ask for a call from Lenovo support.  Again i am told the only way to fix this is to send my laptop in for a repair.  I asked to just be able to buy a KEY - i am told that well they do not sell individual keys - they would replace the entire keyboard!  So sell me the keyboard and or send me one an i will take into best buy to have them replace it while i wait.  They cannot do that.   I live... Read more

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Welcome!I'm writing because some serious problems with G580 (59-346104) occured.I've decided to change my C (Windows8_OS) pearition size (850 GB is far to big ammount of space for system files only, I need much more space for my files at another partition). I used the AOMEI Partition Assistant Home to resize C to 150 GB and after that I assigned the 250 GB/each of my 3 new partitions which I need for my files. After applying changes, restarting and resizing the space, AOMEI told that it's required to restart for further resizing process. When computer finished the loading process, the blue screen appeared (with " ") that says "system encountered problems with boot-up and will be re-run, check Inaccessible boot device error" (I don't remember the accurate message but such is the sense of) and so he does but after another restart this message apperas one more time and so on. I've tried to start a recovery but when I run computer with NOVO button and afterch choosing recovery, the system says "Lenovo recovery system boot failed" and then computer starts the "normal" boot proces (which lead to the problem described above).As soon as I know (at least I guess so) where is problem, I have no idea how can I repair this.I'll be very grateful If someone will help me.Gaclav

Answer:Inaccessible boot device and Recovery system boot failed after resizing partition

Hi Gaclav,
Thanks for posting and welcome back to the Lenovo Community,
I?d like to confirm to you that the recovery won?t be working more as you?ve performed resized for the partition and changed the Hard disk size which cause the recovery to be corrupted,
And the only way to get the recovery the system back will be contacting contact support and am afraid to tell you that it would be billable repair at the service center:

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800 702 396 (Toll Free)022 306 0261 (Standard Charges Apply)
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Hope the information helps. Let us know.


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On both my Win7/Win8 Dual Boot machines I have now lost both my Advanced Boot Options and System Recovery Options on F8. I cannot boot F8 after BIOS post or after selecting either OS from the Metro-style Boot Menu.

I tried running Refresh just now on my deskstop but it didn't reinstall these Options. I still don't have the Recovery folder in C: on Win8 although it is there on Win7.

Can someone give me the way to link these to F8 hotkey? It's obviously not being used now.

Answer:Lost my F8 Advanced Boot & System Recovery Options on Dual Boot

Hello Greg,

Do you have Windows 8 set as the default OS to run at startup? If not, then you will see the boot screens that Windows 7 uses instead of the new Windows 8 ones.
You might see if you could use a different option to boot to the Startup Options Menu to get to the Advanced Boot Options screen.

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This question is concerning the disc that Windows 7 users can make by going to Backup and Restore > Create a System Repair Disc and then burning the disc.
Windows says this disc can be used to boot the computer. However, you won't necessarily be able to boot your Windows 7 OS from the hard drive. When I had a problem recently (shut down system and when restarted I got a DOS message that said "Boot MGR missing") this disc did nothing in an attempt to make a repair. From the System Recovery Menu you see here when you boot the CD:
I selected "Startup Repair" and it couldn't fix anything. I ended up cloning my hard drive from a backup.
From"Are there problems that Startup Repair can't fix?
Startup Repair can only fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files. It can't fix hardware failures, such as a failing hard disk or incompatible memory, nor does it protect against virus attacks.
Startup Repair isn't designed to fix Windows installation problems, nor is it a backup tool, so it can't help you recover personal files, such as photos or documents. To help protect your computer, back up your system and files regularly. For more information, search for "backup" in Windows Help and Support."
So here's my question: How do you create a bootable CD that has everything you need... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 System Recovery boot CD cannot fix Master Boot Record if it's damaged

the recovery disk can fix the MBR...
here's how

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I have a PC with an asus P6X58D-E motherboard and an i7 processor.

It had not booted for a long time and I put it in storage.

Yesterday I decided I was going to get it going again. I bought a new 750w psu because I suspected that that was what was wrong with it. I replaced that and it still didn't work. I replaced the cr2032 bios battery and still no boot. I hit the clr cmos button and and booted and I got some life.

After setting some of the settings in the bios correctly and booting a few more times it was working fine. I upgraded to Windows 10 over night shut it down in the morning and went to work.

Upon returning from work it won't boot (it has been off the whole day. I have replaced the bios battery again and gone through yesterday's fixes, with no luck. What am I missing?

Answer:Broken, broken, fixed it, broken again... Boot issues

if u look thru the reviews u will see that motherboard is plagued with issues
i myself have had the misfortune of "trying" to work with x58 boards and have given up on a few!!!! not sure if x58 chipset was a problem but whenever i see a computer with it.... i run the other way!!!!

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Unable to get beyond BIOS - need bootable recovery CD that can re-initialize Boot Record and/or reimage drive
Gateway HDMI, AMD A6 processor 4 mb Ram

Answer:Win 8.1 Pro 64Bit boot bcd error 0xc0000034 CANNOT Boot System Need Recovery

Hi -
Does your system have a HDD Recovery partition?
Take a look at this from Gateway -
If no-go with HDD Recovery partition, you'll need to contact Gateway and order replacement recovery discs -
Regards. . .

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Lenovo'ers I just got my ThinkPad a week ago. It could not complete its Windows Updates, seems there was corruption in the Windows Update registry (google 'windows update error 643', seems to be common). I tried a few Microsoft support tools to correct it, but in the end I was wasting too much time so decided to restore my laptop to factory state. I went to the ThinkPad tools from the Start Menu, where there was a tool to create system restore disks. I went through that process, and created "Boot" and "Data" recovery disks. I rebooted my laptop with the boot DVD, and it started the recovery. I opted to do a full factory reset. It started going through the process, but then stopped and asked  for the "Application and Drivers Disk 1". What? The disk creation process only produced a "Boot" and "Data" disk. I tried using the Data disk for Disk #1, and was relieved when that worked. Sadly, the process continued until it stopped again and asks for Application and Driver disk #2. Sadly, the 'Data' disk  does not work for this, and the restore process refuses to continue. I am stuck. My machine is now in a completely unusable state. The original parition has been wiped out, and the OS is not installed. Two questions: 1) what is wrong with the recovery process? Seems like a major problem with the tool producing 'Boot' and 'Data' disks, while the reinstaler expects different disks. How can this be?2) how can I restore my machine to factory s... Read more

Answer:T530 Recovery Process Broken, I have Boot and Data disks not Application and Drivers disks 1 and 2

Hello and welcome,
Sorry to hear about this
Your recovery partition is probably already wiped out by the aborted restore, but what happens if you press the "Think" button during boot?  (or whatever it's called these days)  That might have given you a factory restore option _before_ you tried the DVDs.
Failing that, give support a call and explain the situation.  They can send you a DVD set.  They normally charge for these, but in a situation like yours they are often provided free.  I can't speak for Lenovo - that's just my personal experience.

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biosupdate 3JCN23WW (28.11.2016) for ideapad 510-15IKB ends with "Mount the EFI System Partition fail", if the hdd is formatted with mbr. but it should be possible... or in dos (h2offt.d.exe).
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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I have come to my last resort, which feels like I have wasted money on this Yoga - It has taken me almost a year, I still don't have a clean event log and the only thing I have minimized is the locking up of the machine when the nvidea goes haywire.  Simple answer - on edge and explorer I force fed it the crappy Intel chip.  Now it's 'rev up' is limited.   I'm running Win10Pro 64bit. up to date on everything.  This situation has been since the first day I used this thing.  I can't trust it enough to use for work, so here it sits. just something to do nothing much with.   Is there a real fix for this that makes better sense than having a GPU that isn't used?

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If you think this story is too long, please jump to the end for the executive summary. I bought a Thinkpad Yoga 15 a little over a year ago. I live in Belgium, but close to the Netherlands and Germany border. I bought my laptop in Germany as it was the only place in a 200 km radius that had the laptop on display. After slightly more than a year, the middle part of the power connector on the machine broke. Not because of a fall or something else, just daily use. The machine itself basically moves from the downstairs desk to the upstairs desk, so the only thing that happens that the power cord is removed and reinserted at its new station. This is covered under European Warranty Law, but as I had a 3YR NBD Warranty Extension, I expected this to be fixed without problems. I created a ticket through the (rather archaic) ticketinterface, and expected to be contacted the next day. However, it took 7 days for an IBM Global Services employee, to whom Lenovo apparently outsourced their technical support, to contact me. I was asked to provide some photographs of the problem and to e-mail them to the support person ? he neglected to provide an e-mail address. The ticket system does not support attachments. As a workaround, I uploaded the pictures to my Google Drive and put the link in the ticket tool. This was not seen by the support person, who had told me that a technician would stop by the next day. I made sure there was someone home, but no technician showed up. This was, it turned... Read more

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Hi,I bought a new Ideapad 320, which came with DOS based OS. I was trying to install windows 10 on that. I created a bootable USB through Rufus. But I was not able to boot from that, however I was able to boot another dell laptop with the USB. Then I created a bootable DVD and tried to boot, but again the ODD was not listed on the boot manager (this was because by default the Boot Mode was UEFI). So I changed that to Legacy and I was able to boot through DVD. I installed Windows 10 but I had problem with USB and Camera. USB was working in mass staorage mode, but when I connected wireless keyboard/mouse's receiver, USB Headset; none of them got identified. In device manager I see "Port Reset Failed" for USB. I tried updating the USB drivers but nothing worked. I think I should install windows in UEFI mode. But in UEFI mode I am not able to boot from USB. I tried creating USB for UEFI through Rufus also I tried to create that manually using Diskpart and manually copying the ISO content, but unfortunately nothing is working. I do not know whats the issue. Can someone guide me how to created bootable USB to be used to install Windows 10 PRO x64 in UEFI mode.

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Hi everyone,
I was trying to install Windows 7 on a partition (I'm not quite ready to say bye to my XP yet), and it seems to have deleted my MBR or something. Everytime I turn on/restart the computer, it automatically goes to HP PC System Recovery. I have no option to choose XP, 7 or System Recovery. I have tried to repair the MBR using Recovery Console from a Dell PC with no luck. I currently can't access my XP or 7. Of course.. I was too excited about installing 7 that I was dumb and forgot to make a new backup of my XP partition, so I REALLY don't want to have to reinstall everything.
Anyone know what to do??
Thanks for the help,

Answer:can ONLY boot to HP PC system recovery

Hi Lisa,

Yes, Windows 7 does hijack the boot procedure; in your case, it sounds like it's misread your partition data somehow, probably because of some hidden partition(s) created for the HP recovery software.

Can you give us the PC serial and model numbers please, they should enable us to discover the original partition layout so we can workout what we need to do here.

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I was having some problems with my interenet recently and I thought it was due to a driver that I installed two days ago so I decided to do a system recovery to about 5 days ago. It went though as normal but when windows started to reboot it would not load. It would say that the system was missing drivers and it would give me the options to reboot in safe mode, last successful mode, normal mode, etc... All of the options fail. It simply attempts to load, gets to the windows loading bar at the bottom of the screen and then goes back to the same boot options. I never used the Onekey Recovery system so I do not have a recovery data base. I would like to keep my files, but it is not completely necessary. I just want a functional laptop again. Is there a way to reload the drivers without being in windows? Lenovo never provided me with a recovery cd and I never created one. forget to mention, i have y550 running on Vista. edit: messages you can edit your message.

Answer:System Recovery - Windows will not boot

lenovo doesn't provide recovery disks but you can burn them easily by using one key recover application under windows.
also, you can ask recovery dvds for but they may charge you.
possible windows issue, there should be an option to fix system issue, use it.
or shut down your computer, press one key recover button ( small button near to power button, arrowed sign ) and follow the instructions to perform clean windows installation, again.
post back if issue persists.

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Hey ya'll... Ive been having issues with my computer lately. I have an HP media center m1170n, I created my recovery disks with cdr's. So I do my system recovery and everything and it goes good until I have to reboot. Then I get the message " "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key." I put my recovery cdr's in and the same message just keeps coming up. I can only boot up if I turn the comp off and then select "last known good config" from the set up... How do I fix this problem

Answer:Trouble with system recovery, cant boot

Does "last known good config" always prompt whenever you boot up your pc? If you really can't get into windows directly after boot up then try to reinstall windows xp and then select "R" for repair. All your files will be intact and it will solve your problem.

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Toshiba Laptop x64 win7 cannot boot for whatever reason. got into system recovery and can access command prompt , not sure what to do.

Answer:Virus, cannot boot, got to system recovery


what makes you think this is a virus infection?

regards myrti

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I started trying to clean out a Windows XP Recovery virus I picked up yesterday following the instructions here...
1. Started system in safe mode, ran RKill off a flash drive
2. Ran TDSSKiller off a flash drive
3. Rebooted system per TDSSKiller instructions

Now, I can't get past the system startup - regardless if I load Windows normally, or in one of the various Safe modes - keeps bopping back to system startup...


Answer:Trying to get rid of windows xp recovery - now system will not boot

Hi, Lets give it a try.We will need to view the system status from an external environment. You will need a USB drive and a CD to burn. There will be several steps to follow. Please do not run any other utility unless instructed.Download GETxPUD.exe to the desktop of your clean computerRun GETxPUD.exeA new folder will appear on the desktop.Open the GETxPUD folder and click on the get&burn.batThe program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and upon finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.Next download to your USB driveAlso Download Query.exe to the USB drive. In your working computer, navigate to the USB drive and click on the Query.exe. A folder and a file,, will be extracted.Remove the USB & CD and insert them in the sick computerBoot the Sick computer with the CD you just burnedThe computer must be set to boot from the CDIn some computers you need to tap F12 and choose to boot from the CD, in others is the Esc key. Please consult your computer's documentation.Follow the promptsA Welcome to xPUD screen will appearPress FileExpand mntsda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDDsdb1 is likely your USBClick on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)Confirm that you see that you downloaded therePress Tool at the topChoose Open TerminalType bash driver.shPress EnterAfter it has finished a report will be located on your USB drive named report.txtThen type bash dr... Read more

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Hello, this is in regards to the 32bit Windows XP recovery disc I am thinking about purchasing. My laptop would not boot it says 'the following file is missing or corrupt: /windows/system32/config/system'. Now if I stick this disc in when I boot it on, will it fix the problem?

Answer:Failure to boot/system recovery

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I have a dual boot system as follows:

HP Media Center PC 7277c

First Hard Drive c:\ with Windows XP Media Center Edition OEM 2002 SP2 and a d:\recovery partition

I have added a Second Hard Drive Windows XP Pro on own partition with data stored on second partition.

The factory installed Media Centre Edition is over 3 years old very sluggish and I would like to use the HP PC System recovery to return it to the factory settings. HP support recommends disconnecting any additional hard drives to prevent data loss.

My question is if I use the HP System Recovery and then reconnect the second hard drive will it recognize the second OS? Will I have to modify my boot.ini or reinstall xp pro ? Will i be able to access the data in the data partition?

Thank you in advance

Answer:System Recovery of Dual Boot

Welcome to TSF....

Here is how to dual boot:


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Yesterday i tried to install the firstrowapp and AVG found a trojan, I thought I had removed it but when I tried to boot my pc this morning, it won't load Windows, not even safemode.
 I keep getting the System Recovery options and I've tried everything it tells me to but nothing works. I really don't want to format it all again.
I read a topic here that used Farbar Recovery Scan and here's my log:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 25-08-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on 25-08-2013 08:39:51
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Ultimate (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 8
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
HKLM\...\RunOnce: [*Restore] - C:\Windows\system32\rstrui.exe /RUNONCE [296960 2009-07-13] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [AVG_TRAY] - C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe [2598520 2012-11-19] (AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [{0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe [479232 2005-07-15] (Google Inc.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [APSDaemon] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe [59280 2012-11-28] (Apple Inc.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [iTunesHelper] - C:\Program Files (x86)\iTun... Read more

Answer:Win7 won't boot and system recovery won't help

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my windows 7 system is not booting. i was playing with some mobo settings (asus software suite) and the system crashed. for some reason it's stuck on a black screen with two options, "repair windows" or "start windows normally". no matter what option i choose, it keeps restarting and going back to the same spot.

i read in another post to hit F8, to take me to the system recovery option. When i hit F8, it takes me to a blue screen that asks me what boot order i want : a-my hard or b-my cd drive. i have choosen both options several times, and it takes me right back to the black windows repair screen.

please help, i have very important unbacked up files and just want to get to my last known good config.

thanks in advance....JJ

Answer:HELP! Boot to system recovery not working!!

Do you mean bios settings?

Go back into bios setup and reset to defaults.

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thanni wrote:how can i BOOT TO RECOVERY PARTITION ON THE SYSTEM THAT DOES NOT BOOT UPHi, Unfortunately no, you can't boot to the Recovery partition. I does not have anything you can boot to it. Please try this way To set your PC/laptop to factory settings, restart the PC/laptop. At the HP welcome screen hit repeatly the F11 key (or Esc key) to launch the recovery process. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Regards.

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i attempted a dual boot of ubuntu and windows 8 yesterday, on a lenovo laptop. this is where ive come a cropper as i think ive installed grub into the windows partition - and thus now it cannot boot windows.

i have a recovery disk, but i want lose my data on my windows 8 section.

so i search in google and i found these tut :How can I repair the Windows 8 EFI Bootloader? - Super User

9 Answers
but it's corrupt my recovery mode.

How Can i restore what i done before and make my recovery work again ?

# sorry foy my bad English

Answer:windows 8 cannot boot - cannot run system recovery

Your best bet is to Restore the last System Image you made before installing Linux.

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I'd recently done a system update and believe that some of it didn't install properly. After perusing and attempting various solutions, I think there are some problems with my boot manager (and maybe some other disk issues). When I try to repair using the Windows 7 disk, my System Recovery Options comes up and doesn't have an OS option available. When I select the 'Load Drivers' option I can see into my disk and see the Windows files and the like, so I assume this means it just isn't reading the installation correctly for some reason.
Without the install CD I'm getting the BOOTMGR is missing error, so I tried to follow this guide, but when I try the /rebuildbcd command I get the message that 0 Windows installations were identified. Kind of stuck on where to go next here, any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Cannot Boot, OS Not in System Recovery Options

It shows what to do when no OS is shown for repair in Step 7 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

Use the disk provided for your licensed OS to do the repairs in Step 6.

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During installation of win8 in a multiboot system (win7+win8+ubuntu) I got a little chaos booting my Dell Computer. So now Im not sure which partition has to be the boot one. At the moment is the recovry partition not hidden and named "boot". I guess it hat to be hidden, but which should be the boot partition?

Answer:recovery partition as boot or system?

Post a snapshot of a fullscreen Disk Management window:

To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen.

How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7).

Use the Browse and Attach This File buttons below the text input area while using the Full editor to upload and insert here.

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I am experiencing all kinds of strange problems on my computer....I got sick of trying to solve them & decided to just reinstall completely, using my Acer Aspire T300 Recovery CD for Windows XP...

Problem? system will NOT boot into it!

I start up, toggling F12...get the window up with boot on CDROM...& instead of it going into its reinstall, I get the following on my screen....

"Verifying DMI Boot Data
Boot from CD 1.44mb System Type-(OF)
starting Windows 98

Windows is bypassing your startup files

Microsoft(R) Windows 98 (C) Copyright microsoft Corp 1981-1999

A:\> "

I thought it may be my CDROM playing up, but I also cannot boot into safe mode.....
If I try to use diskcheck on startup, it instantly cancels, & proceeds into starting windows as normal....
The one time I did manage to get a diskcheck, it said I have a number of unrecoverable files.....

Any ideas on what the heck is going on?

Answer:System wont boot into recovery CD

Is your recovery CD ok? It can contain an error....there is a reason this special DOS sesion doesnt load the way it should...Do you have some diagnostic options on this CD? You could try to load some from the ACER website probably.

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Hello I received a Lenovo V310-15IKB and  I updated the  bios with the latest version released on June 12, 2017 , which I thought solves the PXE Boot problem on Intel 7th gen. Kaby lake processors( PXE-E16 error -No offeres were received). Unfortunatelly , it doesn't.Do you know when we could expect this problem to be solved on V310 ?Thank you.

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hello, i got a problem with my keyboard-backlight: i´ve to activate it, every time i turn my y720 on.the y50-70 i owned before saved the previous setting from last shutdown: ist started with backlight turned on. is there an option anywhere to turn the backlight always-on? ssers ch

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i just bought 310 ideapad 2 weeks ago. it was very quite, but from yesterday, the fan is very nosiy when i start for example google chrome. with light resonantion .. is it normal?? i need reall quite laptot because i am recording music and everything goes to the microphone - and fan too .. it was so good on the beggening when there wasnt that fan sound .. somebody has the same problem? Thx for reply..

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I am in a bit of problem... please read.

I recently created a new partition with 200GB of space on my Windows 7 64bit (HP Elite) PC system. I installed Windows XP Professional on that new partition (trying to create dual OS). After Windows XP was installed, I was unable to find "Windows 7" as a boot option under "Startup and Recovery"... I could only see Windows XP Professional. I went to Disk Management and right clicked on the partition where my Windows 7 OS was under, and chose "Make partition active"... I got a warning system MAY not be able to boot, but I chose to proceed anyways. I tried restarting and got an error "BOOTMGR is missing / Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" ... I tried pressing F11 after restarting to get into "System Recovery" but it would go directly to the error message. I was still be able to access everything else during boot except "System Recovery" such as BIOS, etc.

I re-installed Windows XP Professional on the same partition... and was now able to get into the Windows XP Pro OS again. I'm still unable to access "System Recovery" when booting. F11 option is being bypassed and going directly into XP OS. This is my first concern, how do I get "System Recovery" to get working again? It used to work before as I re-installed Windows 7 couple of months ago. I can still see "FACTORY IMAGE" drive in My Computer (could be on a different drive letter than before). And... Read more

Answer:Can't access System Recovery or boot to Win-7 after installing XP

When you installed XP AFTER Win broke the Win 7 bootloader files.

XP boot files cannot boot/recognize Win 7 installs.

But you can, after reading how to use it, use a program like EasyBCD to make things better and mitigate the harm.

I can't answer any questions about System Recovery if you mean that you damaged the reocvery partition installed by the system manufacturer...I have no experience with such.


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Hi,I have an HP M9000t desktop running Vista Ultimate 32 bit. As of today, it has decided not to start up. When the power is turned on, the initial noise that usually goes away once the system loads remains. There are no lights on the keyboard, and the monitor displays a monitor status box stating that there is no input signal and promptly goes to sleep. This happens in a matter of seconds, and nothing else is displayed on the monitor screen. I tried to use the System Recovery disc, but the computer does not load it either. I can only assume that the hard drive is bad since it won't even run the recovery disc. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Computer won't boot up or run the System Recovery disc

Can I ask what the noise is and where is it coming from?

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Hi everyone, I need some help here.My HP envy m7 J010dx is working perfectly with my original hard drive (1TB).I'm preparing a second HDD(NEW 320GB) as backup.So I took off the orignal HDD(1TB) and replace it with the NEW HDD (320GB) and trying to do a full system recovery with the HP recovery DVD's.After the Full system recovery was done and the laptop need to be restarted to continue, the laptop keeps restarting on the windows 8 logo.I think it says Boot device not found. Also a test using the HP hardware UEFI diagnostics tool and everything pass.Replacing the NEW HDD with the Old original HDD and it boot up normally.What can go wrong here in this case? Thank you very much for the help. RegardsJohn

Answer:windows won't boot up after full system recovery with new HD...

Which type, brand and model of hard disk was it?  There is nothing called a "full system recovery". Please use the terms as described in the HP Recovery Manager. Was it a Factory image recovery?

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I am in a bit of problem... please read.

I recently created a new partition with 200GB of space on my Windows 7 64bit (HP Elite) PC system. I installed Windows XP Professional on that new partition (trying to create dual OS). After Windows XP was installed, I was unable to find "Windows 7" as a boot option under "Startup and Recovery"... I could only see Windows XP Professional. I went to Disk Management and right clicked on the partition where my Windows 7 OS was under, and chose "Make partition active"... I got a warning system MAY not be able to boot, but I chose to proceed anyways. I tried restarting and got an error "BOOTMGR is missing / Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" ... I tried pressing F11 after restarting to get into "System Recovery" but it would go directly to the error message. I was still be able to access everything else during boot except "System Recovery" such as BIOS, etc.

I re-installed Windows XP Professional on the same partition... and was now able to get into the Windows XP Pro OS again. I'm still unable to access "System Recovery" when booting. F11 option is being bypassed and going directly into XP OS. This is my first concern, how do I get "System Recovery" to get working again? It used to work before as I re-installed Windows 7 couple of months ago. I can still see "FACTORY IMAGE" drive in My Computer (could be on a different drive letter than before). An... Read more

Answer:Can't access System Recovery or boot to Win-7 after installing XP

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Hi guys, I have a problem with my Win7 x64 installation. I have played with a Playstation3 HDD and I have really screwed my win7 partition table.

I have tried booting with the setup dvd and tried everything there (startup repair, bootfix from cmd, etc) but nothing seems to work.

I have next booted Hiren's Live XP and I can see my partitions (btw what is the small 100mb partition called system reserved?). I have found a folder called Recovery on my boot partition which contains a large file called winre.wim, can I use this to restore my boot from System Image Recovery ? If yes, how do I do that? (remember that win setup doesn't see my partitions) I have copied the whole recovery folder to an usb stick, but when I get to System Image recovery it doesn't find it...

Please help!

Thanks in advance.

LE: (thanks mod for proper edit of the post)

Answer:Can I use this to restore my boot from System Image Recovery ?

You can't boot into Windows? If so post a screen shot of your disk management window.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

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There's no error message or anything. I even have the dvd drive booting first in the BIOS, and all I get after the startup screen is a blank screen with nothing happening. Somebody please help.

Answer:HP System Recovery DVD won't boot: G62-340US Windows 7 x64.

Hello Jaron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have a OEM factory recovery partition on your HDD still, then are you able to use either option below to do a factory recovery instead?

Restore the PC to its original condition with the HP Recovery Manager

Restore the PC to its original condition using the f11 key

Hope this helps,

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I have an old Sony Vaio. It was running slower and slower and eventually would not boot. I was told the hard drive was dead. A new larger hard drive was installed and about 80% of my info was recovered. The system kept freezing when I tried to do just about anything. I downloaded all the files I wanted to CD's and decided I would use the recovery discs and start fresh. Just like it was when it came from the store, except with much more memory. I went from about 80g to 320g. The sytem goes through all of the disks, says that the recovery was successful, remove disk three hit any key to boot. Then I am back to square 1. Boot disk failure. I can't seem to get past this point to restart my PC. I am not a tech/rebuild type of person. I can get to the BIOS, but don't really understand what I am seeing. From all that I have read, I figure(but could be dead wrong) that is must be recongnizing my CD drive and my hard drive. Otherwise, how could system recovery be successful? Can anyone point me in any direction? Help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Boot Disk Error after system recovery

Hi deluxe! "I can get to the BIOS, but don't really understand what I am seeing."

According to your skill level, I can mention a few things but doubt if you'd be able to do them! I mean, can you clear your cmos and format your hard drive?

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I was using the windows insider program. Becuase i wasnt able to use my pc because i had to order a new power cable that took a few weeks to ship i was greeted with. system 32 files had expired, and after doing the reset mutible times i still got that message please someone help!!!

Answer:System wont boot need a recovery iso or file

Hi: See if the info at the link below is of help to you... If making your own W10 installation media doesn't work for you, then you will have to order recovery media from HP. 

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I have system with Windows2003 on partition (1) "system patition", and Windows XP on partition (2).

My concern is that, what happens if my Windows2003 partition get's messed up. Will I still be able to boot into my WinXP partition? I am assuming that my system partition holds the boot.ini and that is what I see before I choose which system to load.

What would you do disater recovery wise? I already back up all my data but I don't want to spend hours reloading my operating systems.

Thanks in advance!!

Answer:Dual boot system, disater recovery?

Both partitions have the boot.ini. If one gets hosed the other is ok. I dual boot XP and 2000 and I always have a third virgin install of XP or 2000 just incase of an emergency. Saves having to re-install if there is a disaster.

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Started having troubles the first of the month. We would get booted off the internet then the computer would freeze. Avast would stop running and not let us update even though the internet was working. Would reboot only to take 10 to 15 minutes to reboot. I did the system recovery to a previous date in safe mode. I have done this almost every other day because of the freezing problems. I have done the virus scan and spybot in the beginning and it was fine. It is now taking 3 hours for the system recovery to complete and come back to normal. I am at my wits end!!!! Can you help with any suggestions, PLEASE!!!!!!?????

Answer:Exremely slow boot up and system recovery

System manufacturer and model?

Size of C: partition? How much free space on C:?

How much RAM installed?


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I have an HP Pavilion G7 that I've owned for less than a year. It's a Windows 7 64-bit system with Intel CPU and 750 GB hard drive. I can get any other details from the BIOS panel if required.

A few weeks ago I had an issue where the system crashed. I had been having overheating problems, mainly due to Firefox's load on the CPU. The app CoreTemp would shut the system down at a certain threshold, and worked as it should, but on that day Firefox plus other windows open precipitated a crash.

I've since resolved the heating issue by simply blowing compressed air into the vents, one of many things I've done over the past few weeks to get this system back to normal.

Immediately after the crash I experienced extremely long and slow log ons -- I'm talking 90 minutes from powering on to getting to the desktop. I did everything I knew of -- scannow, chkdsk, System Restore -- to get everything back to pre-crash operation. I finally worked it back down to a 45 minute startup by dealing with what at the time was appearing to be Context Menu corruption (using ShellExView) and possible desktop shortcut corruption.

The slow log ons were characterized by long black screens between each stage -- after "Starting Windows", after presenting the user accounts, after logging in, and longest when waiting for the desktop.

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Answer:[Windows 7] Will Not Boot, OS Not Detected Even in System Recovery HELP!

Priority must be given to salvaging your documents. Several ways this could be tackled but I would start by booting the computer from the Acronis Rescue Media, usually a CD. However as you appear not to have made any file backups or disk images with Acronis it is very likely you haven't either created the rescue CD or downloaded the rescue media ISO. However if you have a record of your Acronis serial number it is not too late to register the product on their website, after which you can download the rescue media ISO. That has to be burned as ISO to CD and the computer booted with it. You also need an external drive attached on which to store the backup file you are about to create. Assuming that both your hard drive (the source drive) and the external drive (the target drive) are visible in Acronis you can then proceed to create a full disk image.

If you can get to that point then most of your stuff will be recoverable by means of mounting the image on another computer also running Acronis. However this method may fail or be simply impractical for you to try, in which case the next approach would be to download and burn a Linux live CD, but of course both of these approaches require access to a second working computer with a CD/DVD burner. I am only suggesting Acronis first in the belief you may be to some extent familiar with it, otherwise you may as well go straight to the Linux method. Any Linux live CD would enable you to boot the laptop and search for a... Read more

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Hello,A month ago, I bought new Lenovo G460. The unit have Onekey Recovery button that can make you boot to Onekey Recovery System (have own partition)Yesterday, I recovered my Windows 7 and it was failed. Suddenly, all my Recovery System partition gone..Can someone help me how to get the application and how to install on that partition? Thanks,PinSki

Answer:How to install Onekey Recovery Boot System

if you burn recovery dvds you can use it, otherwise as i know you need to ship your laptop back to lenovo.

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Ok, so my laptop (a Sager notebook) has Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it. For the past month or so, whenever I shutdown it'll say installing update 1 of 1 and then when I go to reboot, it will say applying updates x out of 35,xxx. Well, it'll always fail and I'll have to do a system recovery. Yesterday, I forgot to plug my pc into the power source and it died in the middle of the updates it does at boot. Now, it'll say updating 2 of 35,xxx and then I have the option of doing system recovery. That doesn't work at all. Neither does trying to use a restore point. They all say failed to extract a file D:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\en-US\hmmapi.dll.mui from the restore point. I've tried deleting that individual file (not sure if that was a good idea), but it says the file path doesn't exist. I've tried chkdsk on D, but that doesn't fix the problem either. Can't do a sfc /scannow because a system recovery is in process and I'm told to reboot, but that just continues in a cycle. I'm having my mom send me the recovery disk, and I hope that can help. I have no options left except to attempt to use Ubuntu Live, boot from the disc, transfer whatever info I want to keep, and then do a reinstall. Anyone have any helpful suggestions? Not having the best weekend and I'm at my wits end :/

Answer:Not able to boot. no help from system recovery or restore points

Quote: Originally Posted by EmDubYa

Ok, so my laptop (a Sager notebook) has Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it. For the past month or so, whenever I shutdown it'll say installing update 1 of 1 and then when I go to reboot, it will say applying updates x out of 35,xxx. Well, it'll always fail and I'll have to do a system recovery. Yesterday, I forgot to plug my pc into the power source and it died in the middle of the updates it does at boot. Now, it'll say updating 2 of 35,xxx and then I have the option of doing system recovery. That doesn't work at all. Neither does trying to use a restore point. They all say failed to extract a file D:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\en-US\hmmapi.dll.mui from the restore point. I've tried deleting that individual file (not sure if that was a good idea), but it says the file path doesn't exist. I've tried chkdsk on D, but that doesn't fix the problem either. Can't do a sfc /scannow because a system recovery is in process and I'm told to reboot, but that just continues in a cycle. I'm having my mom send me the recovery disk, and I hope that can help. I have no options left except to attempt to use Ubuntu Live, boot from the disc, transfer whatever info I want to keep, and then do a reinstall. Anyone have any helpful suggestions? Not having the best weekend and I'm at my wits end :/

For clarification, are you stating there are over 35,000 updates?

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I made a set of recovery CD's just in case. then went through system recovery via programs/tools (not using the disks) Every thing seems fine until the computer re-started. I get the windows page with a please wait... message. I have waited ALL night and it is doing nothing. I have tried putting in the first disk from my recovery set and it wont run. F10 doesn't work in fact nothing does! F1 takes me to BIOS but that's it, Have I totally stuffed it?? It used to be my mothers, she tells me it had a different 'mother board' in it???many thanks Vanessa

Answer:system recovery= now freezes,wont boot

Give this a try.Avira AntiVir Rescue System

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I am in a bit of problem... please read.

I recently created a new partition with 200GB of space on my Windows 7 64bit (HP Elite) PC system. I installed Windows XP Professional on that new partition (trying to create dual OS). After Windows XP was installed, I was unable to find "Windows 7" as a boot option under "Startup and Recovery"... I could only see Windows XP Professional. I went to Disk Management and right clicked on the partition where my Windows 7 OS was under, and chose "Make partition active"... I got a warning system MAY not be able to boot, but I chose to proceed anyways. I tried restarting and got an error "BOOTMGR is missing / Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" ... I tried pressing F11 after restarting to get into "System Recovery" but it would go directly to the error message. I was still be able to access everything else during boot except "System Recovery" such as BIOS, etc.

I re-installed Windows XP Professional on the same partition... and was now able to get into the Windows XP Pro OS again. I'm still unable to access "System Recovery" when booting. F11 option is being bypassed and going directly into XP OS. This is my first concern, how do I get "System Recovery" to get working again? It used to work before as I re-installed Windows 7 couple of months ago. I can still see "FACTORY IMAGE" drive in My Computer (could be on a different drive letter tha... Read more

Answer:Can't access System Recovery or boot to Win-7 after installing XP

IF you can get into XP download EasyBCD with that go to "View Settings" to see if there is both a Windows xp and Windows entries listed. If only Windows XP is listed go to "add new entry"

Add a Windows 7/Vista entry do not change the drive letter EasyBCD will detect the right drive for WIndows 7. Uncheck "Skip Boot menu if checked. Then Click on "Save Settings" Then reboot and see if you can boot from Both XP or Win7 now.

Before this go to Backup/Repair BCD backup your boot loader. and save it somewhere in Windows XP if xp is accessible.

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Hey guys this is my first post

I have a emachines T3516 that has a huge problem,i don't know if you guys can help i would thank you so so so much

The problem is that i have 100% CPU usage.I tried everything and cant fix it,
So i was like "FORGET IT,I'm going to make a full system recovery

I rebooted my PC
Pressed F11 to enter PC Angels System Recovery Console
It loads up......
AND THEN IT FREEZES AT The PC Angels System Recovery Logo

I tried to leave it on the whole night on the PC Angels Recovery logo,BUT NOTHING
Its Stiil the way it is FREEZED PLEASE HELP

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recently my computer would reboot in the middle of playing a game or will importing a cd to itunes. the last time this happened my computer wouldn't reboot and hasn't since. it won't boot in safe mode either. any ideas with what problem could be or how to recover my files incase i have to reinstall windows would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

Answer:system crash/ can't boot/ file recovery

there is 3 suggestions for this problem 1 if you have the original windowsxp disk put that in and it should go straight to pc setup 2if u made a back up it will run the disk and rebot 3u can also do a system recovery but it will take everything out so do at your own risk. good luck!!!!!

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Hello. I have a Toshiba laptop in which I installed my copy of Windows 7. Recently, it has not been able to boot: it just restarts when trying to. I tried the typical things: booting to safe mode, etc. but they all do the same. So I tried to sin the System Recovery Options, first from the Advanced Boot Options menu and then directly from my Windows 7 disk. In all these cases, the program gets stuck after selecting the "Repair Your Computer" option, as in this picture:

The mouse keeps working fine, but all I can see is the background image, and no window pops up. I know that it is supposed to prompt me to select my windows installation, but that window never comes up. A similar thing happens when I try to install windows instead. It just never gets to the next step.

Is there anything that anyone can think of that I could do to solve this problem? I appreciate any help you guys can give me SO much, and I'm really grateful for your help!

Thanks again in advance,

Answer:Windows 7 cannot boot System Recovery Options

Enter BIOS setup to see if HD is detected. If so run the HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan followed by Disk Check run from the installer or Repair CD Command Line accessed by pressing Shift + F10 at first screen.

Next reset BIOS to defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS. Will disk boot now? Try disabling the HD in BIOS setup to see if bad boot code is blocking disk boot.

Try booting Win7 installer again if necessary burning a new DVD or writing to flash stick from Step 5 in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start, then work through those steps from the top.

A last resort in these cases is to boot Partition Wizard CD which will boot itself to wipe the HD which in turn will force installer to boot to Clean Reinstall. You can also try running Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

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Family member's computer will not boot.  Post-BIOS blinking cursor.  Can reach command prompt via recovery environment.  FRST log file attached.  Thank you very much for the help.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 12-09-2016
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-INU48IS (14-09-2016 21:14:05)
Running from e:\
Platform: Windows 10 Pro Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
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: [Logitech Download Assistant] => C:\Windows\System32\LogiLDA.dll [1425208 2012-09-20] (Logitech, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [VX6000] => C:\WINDOWS\vVX6000.exe [764256 2009-06-30] (Microsoft Corporation
HKLM\...\Run: [DNS7reminder] => "C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking11\Ereg\Ereg.exe" -r "C:\ProgramData\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking11\Ereg.ini"
H... Read more

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I am in a bit of problem... please read.

I recently created a new partition with 200GB of space on my Windows 7 64bit (HP Elite) PC system. I installed Windows XP Professional on that new partition (trying to create dual OS). After Windows XP was installed, I was unable to find "Windows 7" as a boot option under "Startup and Recovery"... I could only see Windows XP Professional. I went to Disk Management and right clicked on the partition where my Windows 7 OS was under, and chose "Make partition active"... I got a warning system MAY not be able to boot, but I chose to proceed anyways. I tried restarting and got an error "BOOTMGR is missing / Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" ... I tried pressing F11 after restarting to get into "System Recovery" but it would go directly to the error message. I was still be able to access everything else during boot except "System Recovery" such as BIOS, etc.

I re-installed Windows XP Professional on the same partition... and was now able to get into the Windows XP Pro OS again. I'm still unable to access "System Recovery" when booting. F11 option is being bypassed and going directly into XP OS. This is my first concern, how do I get "System Recovery" to get working again? It used to work before as I re-installed Windows 7 couple of months ago. I can still see "FACTORY IMAGE" drive in My Computer (could be on a different drive letter tha... Read more

Answer:Can't access System Recovery or boot to Win-7 after installing XP

Quick explanation... You can install 7 on a machine with XP as a dual boot, but if you install XP on a machine with 7, it's a downgrade and you have to re-install 7.

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Hello.I found a similar question posted years ago: I haven't found a solution to my current issue:I wanted to perform system recovery on my Lenovo y470 - OneKey runs when I press the recovery button(beside power button). It prompts me to restart INTO system recovery mode.. But windows only boots normally. No system recovery options, whatsoever..Prior to this, I installed win 10(free). I suspect this might have contributed to my current problem.I'm looking forward to your responses, thank you.Lenovo IdeaPad Y470Win 7 Home Premium8GB RAM64-bit OS

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i have a two year old Dell Inspiron with windows 8.1 installed. As soon as i got it, i did split the main partition in two so i could install debian linux on it.
The partition table is like this:
1 - EFI
2 - a 41 MB fat32 partition (dont know what is for)
3 - 134 MB msftres
4 - 514 MB ntfs diag
5 - 663 GB ntfs main windows
6 - 9 GB recovery partition
7 - linux swap
8 - linux root
9 - linux /home
Now, windows is very slow and very buggy atm. I would like to reinstall windows but without messing the new partition table.
So, my question is if the windows 8 mechanism for system restore will mess with my partition table.
Thanks in advance!

Answer:System Recovery on dual boot laptop

the windows 8.x refresh setting shouldn't mess with your other partitions as it focuses on just the windows 8.x install. If you use Dell's restore and recovery software, it will format your drive and re partition it to be just like it was out of the box. Just to be safe, I would back up your important files before doing anything.  

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I'm want to try a Non-destructive recovery to try and solve the many problem I seem to be having with my PC. When I put the system recovery disc in and restart my PC, windows stars as normal?Can anyone let me know why this might me and what I can do to get my sys rec disc to boot??Thanks

Answer:System Recovery disc wont boot

You need to change the BIOS to boot from the CD drive click here

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Been playing with this for about a week...

Acer Aspire laptop - one day it booted with the followingPXE-E61: Media test failure e, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM
No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key
Then it stopped. I put in the CD, selected Repair and booted only to find no operating system listed in the System Recovery Options box. After it finishes searching - to no avail - it brings up another box that readsWindows found problems with your computer's startup options
Do you wish to apply repairs and restart your computer?
If I select Repair and restart I get another box that reads Failed to save startup options.

Clicking OK takes me back to the 1st System Recovery Options box - the one without an OS. Although I am presented with an options to Load Drivers, I have no idea where to find them. Why doesn't an operating system as sophisticated as Windows 7 have an automated procedure in place to find the drivers?

Anyway, if I click Next the system assumes that I've selected a system image backup (why?), then displays a message indicating that it cannot find the system image that I've supposedly selected to install.

A couple of Cancels later, and I'm on the Choose a recovery tool screen. Startup Repair only takes me to the Windows found problems... message mentioned above.

System Restore won't work without an OS.

Command Prompt does show me that my folders are intact. If I navigate to C\Windows and attempt to type
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Answer:Need System Recovery Options Advice - will not boot

Your HD was not being read which generated the original error messages. Try reinstalling your HD while checking all cables and connections. Is it now registered in BIOS setup?

Test your HD using Disk Check and the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

Reset BIOS to defaults in BIOS setup, set HD to boot first in BIOS boot order, then boot the CD drive using Acer F12 key at boot.

If Win7 isn't detected, open a Command Line to type:
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot

Now see if an installation is found and run Startup Repair repeatedly.

Additional steps here: troubleshooting steps

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Hey folks!

When I started my computer today, i was told it could not boot due to \windows\system32\config\system being missing or not working properly. It explained I could pop in my Windows XP cd to go to the repair thingy(don't actually know the name - my computer settings is in Danish, I hope you understand). And nothing happened and I was told to write EXIT to restart the computer and other than than a cmd promt where i could type commands. Due to not being that tech savy, i decided to get online and search around for a way around it, if it existed.

I read that others had the same problem and various other stuff how to solve it. Most popular the "copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config" and "chkdsk :c /r"

I hereafter tried the chkdsk c: /r method seeing as moving/copying things around with no idea what i was doing could be a bad idea.
It ran the CheckDisk test, and said some problems were fixed. But when i restarted the computer the problem was still there.

Now my question. Should I attempt the copy method, and is there anything special I should note? OR is there another way to do this. A windows install on top of my own? But I really don't wanna lose any data, as I have a lot of work on it.

Some details which might be important:
1. The XP disk I used to start the repair is not the XP disk used for installing the XP version i have on the computer. (I had a copy of XP, and then bought a new computer with XP al... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Cannot boot windows - \windows\system32\config\system missing or broken


With some help from my brother(who is a lot better at this than me) we tried the copy thing. Moved the old system file away, and brought in the system.bak from the repair folder, renamed it to system and rebooted.

Now it didn't say anything about the system file missing or being broken, but came up with the windows loading screen, then went to black and for a very bried moment came up with a blue screen with some text on it before it restarts.
I can't make out what it says on the blue screen because it is so very brief.

And now it just reboots over and over again. Have we done something completely wrong?

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Hi, My son's pc wont boot, say:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup sing only the original cd. seslect 'r' at the first screen to start repair.

I have tried this with no luck and I have tried to start it in safe mode, nothing works.

Please help


Answer:Cannot boot windows - \windows\system32\config\system missing or broken

You have a corrupted registry use the following guide form microsoft. Link below:

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Hi, I already posted my case Here but was told to try again in this forum. I've also attached the DDS files requested. please see if you can help me,ThibauldEdit: sorry for attaching the attach.txt file, just saw I shouldnt have

Answer:Failing to boot windows, system recovery always starts.

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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When I boot up my computer it goes into system recovery mode over and over. I have tried the Start up repair and Windows cannot find any problems. I then tried a system restore and it worked. When windows ran an update it went back to the original system recovery mode. And now i cannot do a system restore. The only code I have been able to find is:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Prob Sig 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Prob Sig 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Prob Sig 03: unknown
Prob sig 04: 21200894
Prob Sig 05: Autofailover
Prob Sig 06: 6
Prob Sig 07 Corruptfile
OS Version 6.1.7600.
Local ID 1033

I would appreciate any help I can get. I am trying to recover my Outlook emails so that I can reply back to a job interview.

Thanks for you helop in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 Reboots into System Recovery Mode and will not boot up

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Hello, I am a new user and found this website to ask for help. Here is my problem.

My brother's Toshiba Satellite A105 caught a virus. He uses Windows XP SP3. The system starts up fine but when I get to the desktop, it loads horribly slow due to the virus. CPU usage remains at 100%. So I turn it off and back on while pressing F12. I have the option of booting from cd, hdd, fdd, and I forgot the other one. I do have a recovery disk I put in. So I highlight the cd option so it boots from the CD. It begins saying "Loading RAMDISK image" then loads another thing then just starts back up as normal into the desktop once again. Second try, I go into BIOS and change it so it boots only from the CD when it starts up. And again I get "Loading Ramdisk image" and the other thing that loads. I forgot what it said. when it's both done loading, it starts back up all over with "loading ramdisk image". It just endlessly loops. Getting no where.

I also tried going into safe mode for a system restore to a certain point. Mind you, the system restore window took about 1 hour to pop up. The laptop is [I]that[I] slow. I left it for about 4 hours to do its system restore to a previous date and it didn't fix anything at all.

Another try, I waited for the whole system to load. I put in the CD and waited for the Toshiba System Recovery to pop. (Took about another hour for it to pop up) With patience, it popped up and I pressed "Preform a system recovery"... Read more

Answer:Toshiba Satellite System Recovery Boot Loop

Hi troubled.user,

Try going to safe mode again and see if you are able to get internet access while in safe mode. Assuming you do, try downloading two programs called "HitmanPRO" and "Malwarebytes". Install them both and then first run HitmanPRO then Malwarebytes. Let both programs run and detect any viruses/spywares on your computer and delete them. Hopefully this helps you out.

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I've read through the forums but can't find anything that will help me out. Seems like this is a very specific case.
I have an HP HPE 450t windows 7 PC. It has 2 mirrored hard drives.
During normal boot the "Starting Windows" screen flashes on for a few seconds, them the screen goes black and the PC reboots.
On reboot it asks to go into repair mode. I've tried all of the system recovery options except reinstall widows but still cant boot. Startup repair reports it can't fix the problem. None of the 7 system restore points will actually complete the restore procedure.
I can't boot in any of the safe modes.
Boot logging does not produce the ntbtlog.txt file.
I've run chkdsk
I can boot an ubuntu live CD and read the windows files.
From ubuntu I replaced the registery files with the backed up versions from a few days before the problem started but still can't boot or make use of the system recovery options.
The last thing I did prior to the problem was an adobe update.  I had some malware a few weeks earlier but I thought I cleaned it out.
Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Win 7 won't boot, normally or in safe mode, system recovery fails

Have you tried booting into "Last known Good Configuration" ?
If you don't know how, just tap the F8 button a bunch of times when your computer starts (generally after you see your computers logo ) until the menu comes up with all the different options.

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I'm hoping someone can help.When trying to boot under normal or safeboot, I get a blue screen with the error code 0xc-000021A. I tried Recovery Manager, but get the error message: Can't open file: X\sources\recovery\Tools\Rita-tool.I then tried Troubleshoot - Advanced Options - System Repair, but it failedNext I tried using a restore point, but there aren't any (This is a friend's computer)I tried Troubleshoot - Reset this PC (both destructive and non destructive) each time, it'll get to about 60%, then it asks if I want to clear TPM - whether I answer yes or no, it reboots then I get the same error: 0xc-000021A. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. 

Answer:ENVY bluescreens on boot. System Recovery gives me an error

Hello @jeepined Thank you for posting in HP support forum!  I am sorry about the issue you experience. I will be glad to help you solve your computer related issues. Your problem is known as Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). BSOD is kind of Windows self-protection feature. If you received a blue screen error, or stop code, the computer has shut down abruptly to protect itself from data loss. A hardware device, its driver, or related software might have caused this error.What you describe could happen because of incompatible with Windows driver (most often) or because of hardware issue (rarely). In your specific case, the error is 0xC000021A.This issue you are currently facing is related to the Blue Screen error code STATUS_SYSTEM_PROCESS_TERMINATEDHappens due toIncorrectly configured, old, or corrupted device drivers. (very common)Corruption in Windows registry from a recent software change (install or uninstall).Virus or malware infection that has corrupted Windows system files or Windows Operating System-related program files (common)Driver conflict after installing new hardware.Damaged or removed system files after you?ve installed software or drivers related to Windows Operating System.For more reference, you may refer to the Microsoft official description > I try to say that it looks like software issue. 

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I need to restore the latop to the factory defaults.  I have attempted to use OneKey Recovery, but the laptop does not boot into the system recovery menu.   After some research, I think this may be due to the settings in the hard drive partition table for the recovery partition.  I need information to determine if the recovery partition is marked as bootable in the partition table.  Thanks, Tom

Answer:Ideapad Y580 won't boot into system recovery menu

Hi Tom,
     See my post, message #23, about the REAGENTC.EXE command in the following thread. It will display your recovery info. Ignore the banter about the LSC, as that's not your problem.

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I have been facing this for quite a few daYs already.

Initial symptom:

-Windows explorer(deskstop) just don't appear when i boot up my notebook
-in task manager when i run the program for scan, found the messages below
:-affected C:\toole.exe

so i browse thru windows vista and went to perform system recovery.
picked a date that is one week earlier before downloading any program from web, earlier than this tool.exe being downloaded(chinese support software)

pick a restore point and perform restore..when it's completed, my notebook rebooted and always showing this messsage
"Setting to System Recovery Environment Please wait a moment" for many hours but no response.

and i tried to enter into windows vista again using safemode...checked and found everything inside is cleared without any previous files kept...could have picked the wrong items to recover as my recovery option has system windows vista, etc...

anyone can help with this problem?just run out of ideas aleady:(

Answer:Windows Vista Stopped After System Recovery/cannot Boot Normally

System restore or system recovery. Two very different things..System restore will bring your PC back in time without loosing any saved files and stuff. System recovery will bring back your nb to factory settings loosing every piece of info in your Nb.I recommend a recovery to wipe it clean and back to factory settings, to make sure the nb is clean...You can always get a Hijackthis log and post it here to get it cleaned.Eather one you chose I will recommend reading this to make sure it doesn't happen again. Most of the times a pc/nb gets infected is cause you open/clicked/etc on something.Mav

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OS: XP Homeversion '02 SP3Compaq PresarioAMD Athlon XP 2600+2.13 GHz, 224 MD RAMBrowser: Firefox latest versaionWindows security setting on High.Skill level: I am a computer 'user', not a programmer or thoroughly understanding of a computers ins and outs. No DOS experience really. So moderate navigational ability.After my system BOSD'd, a friend lent me his system he has had in storage for awhile. He apparently maxed most of his hard drive memory space with music programs and files mostly. It had been operating between just under a 100 MB at times(I know, this is dangerous) to just above 400. When it was around 200 I consulted with my friend on what programs I could possibly remove to free up space. We removed what should have been about 200 to 300 MB, but when I looked there was just over 300 MB.Well, it was operating okay and staying above 300(I clear the temporary files after every internet session), but then there was a small Windows security update and shortly after that I noticed it was up over 600 MB!Yesterday, it took a long time for the system to start up and for the user profile to get started as well, then my Windows firewall alerts me it was inactive. AVG has had the email scanner mysteriously disabled a couple times recently, but 'righted themselves'. One time about 4 of the AVG scanners were inoperative, but I restarted and it was fine.Also, recently AVG has isolated a couple potential 'hack tools':10/22 - C:\hp\bin\Termin... Read more

Answer:Computer is wanting to boot up in System Recovery Console

Your system appears to have been infected.  Please wait for one of the CH Authorized Malware Removal Specialists to drop in.Good luck

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HP 250 G5 product: W4M69EA#BHS. I'm having issues. Thanks.

Answer:ENVY bluescreens on boot. System Recovery gives me an error

Tap away f2 key as soon as you power on laptop. Do extensive hard drive and memory tests. Let it finish everything.Do you have recovery media created after first setup of this notebook?

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This is my first time posting here, I hope you will be able to help me.

My issue is very similar to the one shown in this topic:

2 Days ago my desktop running windows 7 ultimate 64- bits suddenly crashed, showing nothing but a black screen a bit less than a minute after starting up a game. A few seconds later my computer automatically rebooted and the repair tool launched. After it was done I took a look at the report and all it could find that was broken was ci.dll, the same as in previously mentioned topic. I ran CHKDSK and scf /scannow after that, but they couldnt fix anything or find any bad sectors. I could not boot windows unless i disabled driver signing as well, however I never get any BSOD's. My system is also a bit slower as well, but not that slow. After looking at the previously mentioned topic i downloaded FRTS64 and ran it as well, I've attached the log. (No, I did not run the code that you warned not to use on a different system and on a different machine )

I'm also experiencing the same browser issues. When i enter an invalid URL I'm being forwarded to the website, my ISP. Also the first two times I tried to open my browser nothing happened. I waited about 15 seconds, tried again and then it opened.

I think it might be a virus as well, im using P2P a lot as well though i havent downloaded anything weird in a long while. My last 100-ish downloads (all fansub... Read more

Answer:Failing to boot windows, system recovery always starts.

Apparently I fail at uploading files, here im trying again...

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This is my first post on this message board. I purchased a Lenovo SL410 some 20 months ago. The laptop came with Windows 7 Pro OS, 500 GB Fujitsu HDD, DVD Burner, 4 GB RAM, and and the only major added app was Office 2003 Pro. The only anti-virus firewall I run is Microsoft Security Essentials. It needs to be noted this was a display unit at Best Buy. Just before the  1 year warranty expired I got my first "Blue Kiss of Death Screen". Was able to go into Safe Mode and run the System Restore resource. A couple months later I got a second Blue Screen. That time the System Restore function was lost. (It was likely de-activated by a worm.) Then the system would only boot with the Recovery Boot Disk. I was able to get into System Recovery mode using ThinkVantage key running the Boot Disk. From there I was able to do a full system recovery using the Recovery Media disks. I did go into BIOS to check boot settings and ran the HDD Disk Test. The result was the test showed errors. However the OS booted back up and everything was back to normal until yesterday. Got a third Blue Kiss of Death screen. Again System Restore was disabled. I ran ThinkVantage Recovery and loaded recovery disks. The recovery stopped running on the second disk. I cancelled the recovery and from there everything went downhill. The machine now will only boot using Boot Disk I tried to run the ThinkVantage System Recovery a second time. After loading Recovery Media ... Read more

Answer:System restore/ recovery failures, then boot errors

Hi and welcome to the forum!Sounds like it that the HDD is at fault. I suggest running Hiachi's fitness test tool and PC Doctor's bootable CD for DOS on your drive to see what they say:

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Hello Guys,
First I have to say I'm using win10, I was trying to install win7 in my computer but When I tried to create a partition disk for Win 7 a message appeared and said that my partition will be dinamic So I decide to delete the recovery partition and also another which actually don't remember the name because I read before that It will not affect the performance and created my partition . So Now I can't boot my computer in win 10 but I install 7 in partition D . My files are in my partition C ,but I don't know how recover my files in win 10 and all my work and programs as well. Please for me this was a desaster I don't know What can I do please If someone can Help me I really appreaciate that, Thanks for your help.
By the way Here is Somethings :

Sorry I just could install in spanish (But I have three partitions one is for Win 7 recently installed, TI106... is the one which have win10 and there is other that I didn;t delete before and after I delete the other ones One appeared which is unallocated partition(These images are from win 7 )

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I've had this laptop (Dell Inspiron 1545) for about 2 years now. I've never really had a serious problem with the OS or anything. But about a week ago the system failed to boot and after awhile I was able to get the Startup Repair to work and restore my computer. However, my system for some reason or another decided to stop creating restore points. So two days ago my computer decides to act up again and wont boot after turning back on. I had shut it down properly but when I started it back up the next day it failed to boot, gave me the blue screen and restarted itself. No matter how long I try to do a Startup repair, nothing shows after the basic blue screen. I've used the Windows 7 Home Premium x64 installation disc to try and restore it and all works well until i get to where I click to get it to restore. The mouse loads and I get to the blue screen and I can see the little wheel working once or twice but after awhile I still do not see any prompts at all. Why isnt anything showing. What do I do from here??? If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.
(BSOD info cant be uploaded because I cannot even boot the computer)

Answer:Windows 7 fails to boot w/ problems with system recovery.

Hello ma55dr1v3r and welcome to Seven Forums. My usual disclaimer: I'm not an expert at anything.

From what you've described, this sounds like it could be either software related (damaged or corrupt system files, etc) or hardware related (failing hardrive, etc.) It will take time to run various troubleshooting steps to isolate the problem. One of the Forum members has prepared two troubleshooting tutorials that should help.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

A couple of other considerations. Your computer may have a hidden recovery partition that can restore it to factory specs if it's a software probem. Likewise, if it's not a hardware issue you could do a clean install.

How To Restore or Reinstall Microsoft Windows on a Dell Computer | Dell

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II P320 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2810 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293430 MB, Free - 211194 MB;
Motherboard: AMD Corp., Guam
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus 2013, Updated and Enabled

Trying to fix friends laptop. Need to restore it. All her restore points are gone. Want to do a system image recovery" if IT still has old information from Advanced Boot Options. Have tried a dozen times to restart and use F8 key get to Advanced Boot Options. Manage to get to Safe Mode Option but I don't see or there isn't anyway to get o the Advanced Boot Options screen. Wondering about just going to the command prompt after windows loads and typing rstrul.exe. will that work? Thanks,,,, its taking too long and I want it done before she gets here from work so i can just give it to her.

Answer:Advanced Boot Option and System Image REcovery

hiya, try tapping f5 as soon as you startup keep tapping until you hear a beep

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how can i get boot able preloaded OS windows7 from my Sony laptop

Answer:recovery of preloaded boot able OS windows7 from sony system

Not sure what you are asking.Is it that you want preloaded Windows 7 on the Sony, or are you saying you want to copy Windows 7 off it for some other purpose? We can't help with the latter.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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