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HELP !! Unable to boot to Desktop no matter which Windows I install

Question: HELP !! Unable to boot to Desktop no matter which Windows I install

Long Story. PLEASE HELP ME !!
I am facing a weird problem in my past 15 years of experience. Though I am not a techie, but most of the times I have managed to solve the problem myself and by googling. So now here is the situation. My PC had an encounter with BSOD last week. Although, I managed to backup my data through my spare PC, but I am facing tons of errors while installing windows. At first place, I was facing problem in installing Windows 7, was not able to get past windows installation screen (where we choose to upgrade or custom install). There were problems like I was getting error 0x80070057 and others. Anyhow i used diskpart and used command ?clean? ?clean all? and others to make my hard disk able to install windows. Now the real problem !! I have installed Windows 7 ten times and Windows 10 twice, but no matter which windows I install, I am not able to see my desktop. While installing Windows 7, the screen stuck on ?Windows is finalizing settings?, even that I was able to past through but it wont show the desktop and when it boots, it starts repairing automatically.

The same thing happened while installing windows 10, I was stuck at ?Just a moment? and the loop continued. There is something that is hindering my computer to boot to desktop. I don?t know in detail how to deal with such deep problems, so I am posting here, I hope I would find solution for my problem. And yeah, I have checked my hard disk (WD 1 TB Black) with my spare PC and it shows the drive in My Computer. I also don?t know much about UEFI, MBR and GPT. This new PC i bought after 10 years of gap so Yes I am missing a lot of things. I am really messed up. I have other two hard disks but I don?t want to install windows in those bcoz there is a large amount of data in those HDDs. This is probably the third time I am installing windows in this new PC and on the same 1 TB hard disk, earlier ones installed like a breeze, but this time I am really messed up. PLEASE HELP. I would be highly obliged for the support.

Solutions I tried while installing: Diskpart stuff, disconnecting all the network cards, USB while installing.

Current Situation of HDD: I have formatted and created 2 partitions with the help of my spare PC. Waiting for your answers to attempt another installation.

My PC Configuration
Intel 6th Generation i5 Skylake
Gigabyte H110-S2PH (UEFI BIOS)
Kingston 8GB RAM HYPER X
Corsair VS550
WD 1 TB Black

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Preferred Solution: HELP !! Unable to boot to Desktop no matter which Windows I install

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 http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: HELP !! Unable to boot to Desktop no matter which Windows I install

Have you tested memory? Windows setup loads into memory and you have errors since the beginning.

You can use some linux distro like Ubuntu or Memtest directly.

MemTest86 - Download now!

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

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

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

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Currently i m running Windows 7 Professional 64bit and want to dual boot it with Windows 8 Professional RTM. i ve tried every thing came to my mind even extending the reserved partition from 100 mb to 1.5 GB. i have two hard disks installed on my system one 320 GB and other 500 GB so space is not a problem. tried to install it on each and every partition but failed even risked my running system and tried to install it on C:\ even there it generated the same ERROR. any help would be highly appreciable.

ERROR is: We could create a new partition or locate an existing one.

even i deleted couple of partitions to repartition the unallocated space at the installation time but of NO USE
note: both the copies of Windows are Genuine just to clarify that it cant be related to piracy.

Answer:i am unable to install windows 8 RTM as a secondary OS on my desktop.

1. Post a screenshot of Disk Management so that all disks and partitions are visible.
2. On elevated command prompt type:
diskpart
list disk
Post printout of "list disk".

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I got this new desktop PC with Linux Unbuntu installed on it
Now i want to remove uninstall Linux and install Windows Xp.
I does not allows me to do so.
When i try boot it from win XP CD the boot fail at the very first screen.
Please help.
 

Answer:Unable to Install Windows XP on new Acer Desktop

can you explain the error
does the xp cd load up?
 

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Hi guys,

After suffering a nasty malware infection, I enabled DEP for all system processes, after having rebooted, DEP comes up right away saying it cant launch normal windows processes such as explorer.exe, winnit.exe. So I cannot even get to desktop or launch anything, even taskman is marked as a threat!

I put in the XP disc, rebooted and tried the recovery console, as per some suggestions on the web, I tried this command to force DEP off. Problem is recovery console does not understand the /raw switch.

bootcfg /raw /id 1 "/noexecute=AlwaysOff /NOPAE /fastdetect"

Can anyone chime in on this issue?

Thanks.
 

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The harddrive on my laptop was having some serious problems while under warranty, so the manufacturer agreed to send me a new one which arrived today. They said the install CD's should be arriving a few days from now. I have a spare Windows XP install CD and key at home. Is there any reason not to just go ahead and install with the CD I have at home? Could the manufacturer's install CD have included drivers for my particular laptop model?

Answer:Does it matter which Windows XP install CD I use?

yes i would go ahead and wait for the cd from the manufacturer, unless the CD u have now matches that.

it could create driver issues and such if u dont install the right CD's

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System:

Windows 7 Ultimate

Issues Observed:

1- While browsing my Laptop froze (mouse, animation, etc...), i rebooted, my session opened normally then after around 15 seconds it froze again. I rebooted, the issue repeated again.

2- I try to restore my system from the last backup image i had (Partition + MBR), the operation ran correctly, the system reboot, then the boot froze at the ''Starting Windows'' Logo screen. Reboot again, same symptom.

3- Try to boot in Safe Mode, the process froze during the files listing...

3- I try to launch Windows 7 repair disc and my laptop factory recovery disk, the process of both of them froze.

4- I try to launch Windows 7 from the Install Disc, the grey bar saying ''Windows is Loading Files'' progressed then froze.

5- Launch WinXP install disc, the install disc run (i heard the noise) but nothing appeared on the screen then the disc stopped.

6- Thinking about a HDD bad sectors issue but can't found any Boot time HDD checking utility. cannot use Checkdisk since i cant access to Windows and the Windows 7's repair disc can't load.
I will download Unbuntu to see if i can access to the system.

Any other ideas to solve this?
 

Answer:Unable to boot or install Windows

umbrapolaris said:

I will download Unbuntu to see if i can access to the system.Click to expand...

Get back to us on this.
 

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Hey,

Ive been trying for quite a few days now to install my copy of windows 7 on my home computer. I have changed the boot order correctly, everything is in the right priority. When i save and exit, windows restarts. I am then prompted to boot from CD like " Press any key to boot from CD........." i cannot do anything as, pressing the keyboard does nothing. I have reformatted my hardrive. After the seconds count down to boot from CD i am displayed with "BOOTMGR is missing" as i assume it then tries to boot from the hardrive, which is starnge as it is not on the BOOT priority list. I have checked that USB support is enabled in BIOS which it is

When i disable the hardrive in BIOS (phoenix) from the SATA 2 channel, it then boots normally from the CD and i am taken into the setup menu for the windows 7 installation. The only problem is i can't install onto the hardrive as it is not detected, displaying a message along the lines of "make sure the controller is enabled in BIOS"

i really don't know what to do, as it seems i have tried everything, maybe try a ps2 keyboard, or last resort take it into a shop

any help would be greatly appreciated, thankyou.

Answer:Unable to Boot from CD (Windows 7 install)

Umm try enabling back the HDD, disabling the USB boot (or other devices), making sure that CD/DVD is in first priority. Also try another keyboard and see if it helps during the process.

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Hi,

I need help here.

Mainboard - Asus P4R800-V Deluex
Memory - Kingston KVR333X64C25K2/2G total of 4pices (1GB each)
O/S - Windows XP Pro
Harddisk - Seagate IDE 200GB running on IDE raid0+1 (mirroring)
CPU - Intel 3.0GHz processor
1 floppy and 1 Cd-rom drive. Graphics & Audio are all on-board


After install the new ram install running fine for a few around 6hr with a few time rebooting and even shutdown and restart.

out of the blue after a shutdown and restart appears
\windows\system32\config\system

I have this happen before believe me it can be repir using the recovery console for my case.

Many thanks
Tan
 

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Hello i have a problem with a Computer its about 2 years old i have recently formatted and got rid of Windows 2000 Professional Editon. So i figured that installing a fresh copy of Windows XP Pro would be easy enough

OK so my problem is whenever i put the windows Installation disk inside the CD drive it loads up and then quits as its loading the final file of setup but the funny thing is ANY bootable CD fails i have tried many different discs ..First Home then Professional but to no avail

I would love to get this computer working i have tried Disk after Disk tweaked with bios settings and finally changed cd/dvd drives still with linux for example it spews out Compression errors when i try live cd's

Im so lost and would love some help
 

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I tried to install Windows XP on a computer in my office but I can't boot from the Windows CD for some reason. Currently it has Fedora Core installed on an 80Gb SATA hard drive. When I tried to install Windows, I get to the part where it says "press any key to boot from CD" but when I do that, the screen just changes to a blinking white cursor and stays there. I've tried booting from a USB DVD drive and also swapped out the internal DVD drive with another one and I still get the same thing. Fedora is still able to boot fine though.

I've also tried installing on a brand new hard drive. In that case I'm able to boot from the CD and am able to format the disk but after the format, I'm back to the blinking cursor. Also, I've tried using two different Windows XP disks known to be working.

The computer has an AOpen nForce2 motherboard, Athlon 3000+ (I think), 3Gb RAM and an 80Gb SATA hard drive.
 

Answer:Unable to boot from Windows install CD

On an older mb, you need to load sata drivers by pressing F6 durring the boot. Once you load the driver everything should be ok. Drivers usually come on a floppy with the motherboard.
 

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I am having a nightmare of a time and would very much appreciate any support and advice.

I cannot sucessfully complete download and install Windows 7 SP1 for my Windows 7 Home premium operating system. I have followed all available instructions from Windows and other forums to no avail.

As recommended by Windows, I ran the FIX IT software to update any drivers to no avail. I also tried to download and install their recommended Driver update software that wasn't free, and so did not continue with the operation and uninstalled it. Apparent outdated drivers (according to the un-free one) appear to be the REALTECK ones, yet there are no warnings of out-dated drivers in my device manager to indicate any outdated drivers. I am now downloading a free Driver Boost software programme, yet doubtful that it will resolve the issue. I do not have any anti-virus running either, and have selected the appropriate (enable) downloads in my Internet Options software to allow all downloads.

The error message I appear to get whilst downloading Windows 7 service pack 1 - code error. I want to install IE 11 but cannot do this without having the SP1 installed.

Apart from the updated drivers on my PC which do not need upgrading, and not having any programme blocking the successful installation of SP1 - I am at a loss as to what I need to do to get it installed. I could manipulate registry keys, yet this is quite risky and may not resolve the problem either.

Answer:Cannot download or install Windows 7 SP1 no matter what

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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Well first of all , my power source blew. So thus I replaced it. When I started it up again , windows froze , so I used my startup disk from ME to delete the partition , format it and vice versa. Then I boot up the windows xp pro cd from the drive and it goes to that blue screen , it says setup is starting windows and it just stops there , no action whatsoever. so as a test , i installed SusE (Linux) and Linux works perfectly fine but I dont really want Linux . So what could be wrong ?

I even tried my friends xp and it does the same thing

any help would be AMAZING

thx alot!!
happy nyear

Answer:Windows XP Wont Install NO MATTER WHAT!

Do you have a active partition set after you deleted the partition.
A: fdisk

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The title says most of it, so I'll go through what I have tried and what happened when I tried it. (on version 10240 btw)
Run Windows update manually. I've run it dozens of times now, the 1511 update is there but always fails.Make sure defer upgrades is uncheck. I don't even have this option, and haven't since I went from Tech Preview to full.Use WIndows Media Creation tool. Gets to the end and says setup can't run, reboot and try again.Install from ISO. Exact same issue as Media Creation tool, but without the long wait of it downloading files.Run SFC and retry updates. Ran it once, it said there was files it couldn't fix but I tried updating anyway. Failed. Ran it 3 more times in a row (in hopes of it fixing the files it said it couldn't fix the first time) each times it said there was files it couldn't fix and the update still failed.Download update from MS update catalog. Not knowing exactly which one it was when I searched for "1511" I downloaded all of the x64-based cumulative updates and tried all of them one by one. Every single one said it was not meant for my computer.Downloaded .MSU file from another thread. I tried the 1511 one here and it also said it was not for this computer.Rebooted into minimal startup and try from ISO. Same issue as if I wasn't in minimal. "Failed reboot and try again"

So I am at a loss at this point. This computer started out as a Gateway machine with WIn7 Home on it, which I then upgraded to Win 10 Tech Preview, and ... Read more

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The title says most of it, so I'll go through what I have tried and what happened when I tried it. (on version 10240 btw)
Run Windows update manually. I've run it dozens of times now, the 1511 update is there but always fails.Make sure defer upgrades is uncheck. I don't even have this option, and haven't since I went from Tech Preview to full.Use WIndows Media Creation tool. Gets to the end and says setup can't run, reboot and try again.Install from ISO. Exact same issue as Media Creation tool, but without the long wait of it downloading files.Run SFC and retry updates. Ran it once, it said there was files it couldn't fix but I tried updating anyway. Failed. Ran it 3 more times in a row (in hopes of it fixing the files it said it couldn't fix the first time) each times it said there was files it couldn't fix and the update still failed.Download update from MS update catalog. Not knowing exactly which one it was when I searched for "1511" I downloaded all of the x64-based cumulative updates and tried all of them one by one. Every single one said it was not meant for my computer.Downloaded .MSU file from another thread. I tried the 1511 one here and it also said it was not for this computer.Rebooted into minimal startup and try from ISO. Same issue as if I wasn't in minimal. "Failed to start setup properly. reboot and try again"Run DISM with /limitaccess. Same error as installing from ISO.

So I am at a loss at this point. This computer started out as a G... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 1511 will not install no matter what I do!

RolandHazoto said:

The title says most of it, so I'll go through what I have tried and what happened when I tried it. (on version 10240 btw)
Run Windows update manually. I've run it dozens of times now, the 1511 update is there but always fails.Make sure defer upgrades is uncheck. I don't even have this option, and haven't since I went from Tech Preview to full.Use WIndows Media Creation tool. Gets to the end and says setup can't run, reboot and try again.Install from ISO. Exact same issue as Media Creation tool, but without the long wait of it downloading files.Run SFC and retry updates. Ran it once, it said there was files it couldn't fix but I tried updating anyway. Failed. Ran it 3 more times in a row (in hopes of it fixing the files it said it couldn't fix the first time) each times it said there was files it couldn't fix and the update still failed.Download update from MS update catalog. Not knowing exactly which one it was when I searched for "1511" I downloaded all of the x64-based cumulative updates and tried all of them one by one. Every single one said it was not meant for my computer.Downloaded .MSU file from another thread. I tried the 1511 one here and it also said it was not for this computer.Rebooted into minimal startup and try from ISO. Same issue as if I wasn't in minimal. "Failed reboot and try again"

So I am at a loss at this point. This computer started out as a Gateway machine with WIn7 Home on it, which I then upgrad... Read more

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I re installed Win 7 after trying Win 10 for awhile and everything seems fine except windows update just searches for hours and it finds nothing .
 
 
Only updates i see installed are :
 
kb2534111
kb958488
kb976902
 
Any ideas
 
Thank you

Answer:Can't get windows updates to install no matter what i do

G'day herbman, give this a run. There are two options...try #1 first....then if no joy, #2.........then
 
Option 1: applying quick fixes to Windows Update
Automated troubleshooter works in all supported Windows versions (from XP to 8.1, support for Windows 10 will become available shortly).
Open Microsoft's How do I reset Windows Update components page.
Click the Run now button in the appropriate section: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7; or Windows Vista and Windows XP. 
After downloading and launching WindowsUpdateDiagnostics.diagcab, click Next.
The Find and fix problems with Windows Update tool will then run different problem detections and repairs. This usually takes several minutes. Click Close the troubleshooter after the process is complete.
Please note that in Safe Mode the Fix status column will always state "Not fixed" because Automatic Updates service cannot be started.
If required, restart your PC. After this, you can test if Windows Update works correctly.
Option 2: downloading Fix It tool 50202 to reinstall Windows Update completely
Fix It 50202 works in Windows XP, Vista and 7 only.
If the first option did not help, Microsoft also has the very powerful Fix It Tool 50202 that completely reinstalls Windows Update components. This one is especially helpful in cases where Windows Update is not able to check for updates (for example, error 800700C1) or installs the same updates all over again (several cases with infinite loops of .NET... Read more

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To cut a long story short, i followed the steps here : http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vist... so that i can install win 7 64 bit off my external HDD.

When i select to boot from the external drive however, i just get a blinking cursor for a second or two and then windows starts up as normal.

Anyone have any ideas what to do?

The DVD/USB tool does not detect my external drives so i am using the command prompt method instead.

ISO is the official win 7 ultimate 64 bit downloaded from the microsoft site.

I was able to boot from and install windows from this external drive before but it just mysteriously stopped working.

Answer:Unable to boot from a external HDD to install windows 7

Try one of this tutorials.

For Legacy BIOS:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

for UEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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Hi,

I have a problem with my laptop. I cannot boot Windows. While powering on I am prompted that I can run windows normally or repair it. No matter what I choose I am always stuck on black screen with only muse cursor. I have tried booting the safe mode, going back to last good configuration, and booting with low resolution and I always gets to the same issue. I have booted linux from usb without any problems, checked disk and ram and everything seems to work. I can access my files etc. I have burned the CD with windows installer, booted the CD and from there I wanted to repair the PC, it did not helped. Then I wanted to fresh install Windows, but after choosing language I am having a hang with "Setup is starting".

I was looking at similar issues on this forum and wanted to use:






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


But after typing DISKPART I am not getting to situation when I can start typing (diskpart freezes after displaying version, copyright and "on computer: MINWINPC").

What is strange for me is that I can see (DIR C:\) that C partition now contains my files (previously D:\) and that I cannot DIR D:\ (nothing displays unless I use Ctrl+C). Is it possible that this 2 partitions swapped?

There is a similar... Read more

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Hey all,

A friend asked me to fix his Acer desktop with Vista on it. I'm pretty sure the hard drive he had was no good, the old one was making a racket and the computer would not boot up. I have replaced the hard drive with a spare from a parts computer. I changed the bios so that the computer will boot only from the cd drive. Booting from the new hard drive is disabled. I had to create an ISO dvd version of Vista because he doesnt have the disc but the case does have a valid cd key so I plan to use that. I have confirmed that the disc works by booting another computer from the disc.

The problem I am having is that when my friends computer tries to boot from the iso dvd I get a black screen (bios?) that says something like: Failure to boot, please enter a valid boot disc and press enter (I cant recall the exact message). I tried hooking up a spare dvd drive and sill get the same message.

Any suggestions as to how I might make this work? Could there be another hardware issue with the computer like the mobo or ram?
 

Answer:Unable to install windows from boot disc

You may need to set the hard drive up to boot after the cd in order for the cd to install Vista. You say you disable the hard drive in the bios, You should have just made it to boot up after the cdrom booted.
 

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I have installed windows 7 64 bit now i want to install windows 10 in another hard disk partition because i want dual boot so i can use both win7 and win10. The problem is, when i try to install win 10 i cant select any drive to install and the error is like "The selected disk has MBR partition table, windows can install only in GPT disk".
So what is the solution to use both win 7 and win 10 ?

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Hey everyone,
I have been searching the past few days for a solution to this problem and everything I've tried has come up empty so I'm reaching out for some specific help. Here's my story:

I did a clean computer build a few months ago and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit at the time. It has been running just fine until very recently, even though I have not installed anything new in quite some time.

When I boot up normally-it hangs on the "Starting windows" screen with the logo indefinitely, and the HDD indicator light stays lit up, not flashing.

When I boot up in safe mode-it stops at classPNP.sys (a common stopping point, I guess?) and never goes any further.

When I try to boot from CD to repair-it just kicks me to "Starting windows" screen again.

When I try to repair from advanced boot options-it takes me to a black screen with the cursor.

I have had exactly 2 instances of it crashing and shutting down, and some hanging on shut down, but this is new. I figure I need to do some serious registry fixing, I just need to get there. If someone could offer some guidance I would be so grateful, as I work on that PC.

If you need any more information I will be happy to provide what I can.

Edit: In what appears to be a stroke of luck, it booted up. I downloaded and ran Free Windows Registry Repair, and haven't done anything else. But I am booted up and won't shut down for now.

Answer:Windows won't boot no matter what I try.

Nevermind, desktop... Clean build. Have you tried clearing the CMOS? How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)

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I'm not sure if this is a software or a hardware problem (probably both). My hard drive is full of viruses, and my computer won't boot from my XP cd so I can format the thing. It searches the boot record for a sec, doesn't finds anything and then goes on loading windows. I used the same cd for years, and It succesfully booted on another persons laptop last week. here's what i've tried so far:

set BIOS to prioritize my dvd writer
bought a new DVDrw thinking it was that. no difference.
tried to copy my xp cd contents on my flash drive using Winflash, i got a Debug trap when i tried to boot
tried to make an MSDOS bootable flash drive using another utility, but I get a Disk I/O error after i restart

NOTES
whenever i instert my windows CD i get what looks like an empty cd (?!) but the autorun works and the contents seem to be there.
Second note: I tried to boot without my hdd, just to see what happens. It searches for the boot record, doesn't finds anything (wrote Boot failure. Reboot and select proper boot device. ) I hit a key, it then finds the boot record and attempts to load the setup program. But it immedietely crashes and reads: TRAP 00000003 Debug Trap (with a long list of indecipherable code after that). Same result with my Winflash attempt i mentioned before
i have a 1yr old ASROCK motherboard (AGP) with 1gb ddr2 ram, 512md ddr2 video card, a 160gb SATA HD and a very old AMD chipset.my harddrive is on pri Master and my DVDrw is on sec M... Read more

Answer:Windows CD won't boot no matter what.

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I am trying to fix my friends computer and it won't boot into windows all. When I try to start it normally it goes to the start up menu and I select start windows normallyand then it sits there and eventually it says Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe. But when I select safe mode I get multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe at the bottom of the start op menu screen. I tried to use the xp disk to do a repair or a install but when i get to the press any key to boot from cd all I get is a gray screen, the disk does spin for 10 seconds or so then it stops.

The computer is a dell Inspiron 8600 laptop

Here is a link for the spec's"

http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/dell-inspiron-8600-for/4507-3121_7-30521464.html?tag=mncolBtm;rnav

Thanks for the help

Happy Thanksgiving!
 

Answer:Won't boot into windows no matter what!

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Greetings,

I have Xp...and all requirements for Windows

Whenever I boot from windows cd it starts up normaly then when i press enter to install windows i get an error that my cd drive could not be found???

And the cd drive works perfectly in windows...

I do have some virtual drives...

Acording to Belarc Advisor...

404.73 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
235.99 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000 [CD-ROM drive]
SONY DVD RW DW-D26A SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM drive] - This is my only one ( i only have one cd drive)
TR5125W ZPD235M SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

I have an ASUS P5GD1-VM Motherboard

and when I have the option to boot from pressing f5 at startup the options are my two hardrives and it also says IT8211 D0 strange? yes and in the BIOS its down as a harddrive????

I need your help as i want to do a fresh install of Windows ASAP

Thanks Guys

Answer:Unable to boot from windows cd Properly (for fresh install)

hello? Please someone help me

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XP on one hard drive, and trying to install Win7 on brand new 500gb drive.

Loaded 7Ultimate and got to Install screen. Selected drive and made new partition. Clicked next. Received error:





Quote:
Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the setup log files for more info.


I don't know how to get to the logs, but what does this message mean? I have tried almost 6 or 7 times and even once with my 7 Home edition disk. Ran the startup repair a couple times. Tried formatting the drive from my XP Pro sp3 disk.
So now here's where the real problem comes in: ERROR LOADING OPERATING SYSTEM. Now I can't get back into XP! Tried booting from ERD Commander 05, but I get an error code 4096 with that, and "File SETUPREG.HIV could not be loaded".

How can I get XP back to booting properly? Maybe it's a faulty hard drive and needs returning. But it is extremely important that I get this computer back up and running immediately. Thank you in advance for any help, and let me know if you need more info on what I tried so far.

THANKS

Answer:Windows 7 cannot install, unable to boot to XP ERROR LOADING OS -help

Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions

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I have installed windows 7 64 bit now i want to install windows 10 in another hard disk partition because i want dual boot so i can use both win7 and win10. The problem is, when i try to install win 10 i cant select any drive to install and the error is like "The selected disk has MBR partition table, windows can install only in GPT disk".
So what is the solution to use both win 7 and win 10 ?

Answer:Unable to install windows 10 (dual boot) in win 7 laptop.

Boot the Windows 10 USB flash drive in legacy BIOS or CSM mode. You are booting it in UEFI mode. Apparently your hard drive is partitioned as MBR which means the computer is booting it in legacy BIOS or CSM mode (CSM is just UEFI emulation of legacy BIOS). When you have the list of boot options up where you select the USB flash drive as the boot source, it should be listed twice. One will say UEFI, and the other will just say USB or something like that. You want to pick the option that does not have UEFI in it.

If that doesn't work, there are ways to convert the hard drive to GPT and enable it to be booted in UEFI mode.

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Hi there,I have been given an old HP Pavillion DM1 which was fully functioning prior to the attemted re-install of Windows 7.I bagged-up the old HDD and stored it safely, and replaced it with a 60Gb Corsair SSD.I then attempted to re-install windows 7, everything appeared to be going great until the instilation finished.Now the OS wont boot. I've ensured the SSD is using the NTFS file system, and I've attempted to install Windows 7 twice.Any pointers? Any help at this point would be greatly appreciated.Warm regards,Ross.

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Hello, I have tried every possible boot configuration in the BIOS with top priority to USB devices. UEFI boot, Secure boot enabled or disabled, legacy boot. No matter what I do I cannot get this OFFFICAL MICROSOFT WINDOWS 10 USB to boot. It's not like I even created it, I bought it from the Microsoft Store. My old HDD failed so I bought a brand new SSD that diagnostics picks up no problem, but I cannot install an operating syestem. I've gotten no help anywhere and I'm not enjoying my $2000 papwerweight. Please asssist. Thank you.

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What are the advantages when we want to install Windows 7 from desktop or booting from CD?

Answer:Install Windows 7 from desktop vs boot from CD

Have a look through these tutorials linked below.


Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows 7 Desktop

Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows XP Desktop

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Hello 2days ago i ran a disk check/repair or whatever its called, i had to restart my system to make the disk repair start.After i restarted the repair stucked at 25% so i restarted again to log into windows.When i logged into windows most of my files werent working (mostly files in c: disk),so i restarted again.After the last restart my windows couldnt boot and i was getting a blue screen with the error :ntfs_file_system and windload.exe is missing or corupted code error:0x000000225. Everytime i try to boot my system it freezes at the win10 loading for 2s and then reboots itself.I tried every option advance boot gave me(safe mode,etc.) but still cant boot and restarts everytime. I cant get to other options like repair my system or open cmd,i tried everything i found in forums.I dont have a windows recovery/installation cd or something.I think the only way is to download windows iso on a usb and boot my system from there. So i wanted to ask you guys if there is a different way to fix that error? Sorry for any typing mistake, english is not my native language.

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I will try to explain as detailed as possible. I was trying to remove system fix/check on a friends computer as a few of them had recently gotten the virus upon which i was able to remove successfully. When I received this computer I correctly removed system fix/check from the computer but there were several other viruses hanging about. Not being familiar with them, after running SuperAntiSpyware (i believe was the name) I then installed Avast which ran a complete scan and found 7 viruses considered to be a serious threat. I opted to delete them as they did not appear to be system files and avast promptly asked me if i would like to run a boot time scan or boot scan to which i replied "yes". at 5% it found, or claimed to have found a virus in C:/hp/bin/endprocess.exe and listed several options. next to deleted it said (recommended) so I chose that option. I don't know why the name and location stuck out to me as it was 2am and I was really not paying attention giving complete control to avast...well the scan continued after these finding several files and by its own choice, deleting them. it reached around 67% and the screen went black.

since then i am stuck in a loop and the computer will NOT reboot...i have tried restore to a previously known stable state, safe mode, repair, recovery, even the windows advanced recovery option for processors or something like that and it will appear to be starting but nothing ever does...i either get the "startin... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 will NOT boot no matter what options I try

I've put in a request for assistance by placing it on the list we maintain for systems which are unbootable due to malware. Some one will assist you as quickly as possible .

Louis

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Hi guys. I appreciate you for looking at my problem here

Here's what happened:

1. I reformat my computer to give to my little brother, I put in XP, I put in all the drivers and all is fine and dandy until he realizes I forgot the Audigy 2 driver (sound card).
2. I try downloading the driver but alas, it says it's incompatible with anything lower than Vista, and thus I finally find the CD and pop it in.
3. Application says it can't detect my sound card (uhhhmm...) and doesn't load the driver, but instead starts installing Creative Media.
4. I can't find the exit button or cancel button, and so I turn off my computer instead, intent on fixing the sound card issue before installing Creative Media.
5. Computer won't boot Windows. It goes through the Bios screen, my RAID screen, and finally to my device screen. Then, when it SHOULD show the windows screen, it just goes *all black*. No matter how long I let it sit.
6. I tried booting from a XP startup disc, a XP CD, I tried booting with the onboard soundcard turned off (just in case)... and in the end I put in a '98 startup disc so I could try to get in to DOS. DOS went in, tried to format C from there thinking that the shutdown must have corrupted a Windows file .. but it couldn't do it.

I can't go to safe mode or recovery mode because it won't even get to the Windows loading screen. When the screen is black, you hear all fans and all lights are still on.

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Answer:Windows REFUSES to boot (no matter what)

just in case , remove sound card physically before continuing

am guessing that you are putting xp on a vista machine??? yes? if so your vista machine may not be xp compatable especially the drives (sata controller)

if my guess is ttoally wrong you could format the HDD in another comp then reinstall it back to yours

could try http://www.killdisk.com/
 

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Hey guys!


I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this, but I'm currently trying out Windows 10, but I'm getting an error which I believe is due to my previous dual-boot consisting of Windows 7 + Antergos w/ Grub. (My friend installed this for me, so I'm not very familiar with this stuff.


Before I began the install, I went to windows disk manager and deleted then extended the partition that had Linux on it. When I went to install Win10, it keeps giving me errors that it could not create a partition and upon further inspection, the specific error is that it could not find the boot drive.


I've been at this for quite a while now, and any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Unable to install windows 10 - couldnt find boot disk

If you deleted the Linux partition w/ Grub, then you can't boot. May have to clean install, or maybe if in Windows, EasyBCD can re-create the boot for you.

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Hey guys!


I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this, but I'm currently trying out Windows 10, but I'm getting an error which I believe is due to my previous dual-boot consisting of Windows 7 + Antergos w/ Grub. (My friend installed this for me, so I'm not very familiar with this stuff.


Before I began the install, I went to windows disk manager and deleted then extended the partition that had Linux on it. When I went to install Win10, it keeps giving me errors that it could not create a partition and upon further inspection, the specific error is that it could not find the boot drive.


I've been at this for quite a while now, and any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Unable to install windows 10 - couldnt find boot disk

If you deleted the Linux partition w/ Grub, then you can't boot. May have to clean install, or maybe if in Windows, EasyBCD can re-create the boot for you.

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Hey guys!

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this, but I'm currently trying out Windows 10, but I'm getting an error which I believe is due to my previous dual-boot consisting of Windows 7 + Antergos w/ Grub. (My friend installed this for me, so I'm not very familiar with this stuff.

Before I began the install, I went to windows disk manager and deleted then extended the partition that had Linux on it. When I went to install Win10, it keeps giving me errors that it could not create a partition and upon further inspection, the specific error is that it could not find the boot drive.

I've been at this for quite a while now, and any help would be appreciated!

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so I tried to do it for the 3rd time just now - after keyed in, dl and install - upgrade restarted reboot windows is unable to boot up- can't recover, can't auto discover issue, can't fix with usb, dvd, os disk, can't refresh - only way is to format - anyone having issues with this?
 

Answer:win8 media center install - windows unable to boot up

I had the same issue. I opened a PDF file and Windows 8 blew up. None of the recovery methods worked, and restore points didn't work.

Luckily I have Server 2012 Essentials up and client backups running. I was able to bare-metal restore back to where I was the night before in about 35 min.
 

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I have clean installed windows 7 ultimate 64 several times on my HP Pavilion DV6, and no matter what it always boots into safe mode w/o networking. I have brought up the boot options, selected start windows normally, and it still boots into safe mode. does anyone have any idea how to get it to boot normally? Thanks

Answer:windows 7 boots into safe mode after clean install no matter what i do

This may help.
Make sure their is no check mark in Safe Mode.

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In an attempt to remove a virus, I made some changes to my registry (after saving a backup of it) using CCleaner. Upon restart, my computer failed to boot; the windows logo appeared for a few seconds, as usual, then a blue error screen flashed, and before I could read it the system restarted. Now it boots to a prompt to either boot normally or perform system repair. Booting normally causes the same boot failure mentioned above; I located a windows 7 32bit repair disc and restarted the system, pressing a key when prompted to boot from disc. However, the automatic system repair was unable to locate any system restore points, nor even a windows installation upon which to perform the automatic repair.

I have a separate hard drive installed that can boot into Ubuntu using the grub boot manager, and using ubuntu I can navigate the files on the windows 7 hard drive, including the registry backup that I made. Does anyone have advice for repairing my system?

A little more information; the automatic repair attempts a series of tests that exit with error code 0x0 (no error). It then says that the "Root cause found: System volume on disc is corrupt" It attempts to perform File System repair(chkdsk), but that fails, Error code 0x1f.

The hard drive Windows 7 is installed on is a Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 500gb,

Answer:Windows 7 Ult 32b boot failure; system repair unable to find install

Repair Install
How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7

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Hello,

I just build a new machine with a Gigabyte B85M-D3H mobo, Intel Pentium G3258 CPU, 4GB Corsair Value Select DDR3 1333 and 120GB Samsung EVO SSD. I now want to clean install Windows 10 Home (64-bit) from USB drive (created with media creation tool), but the machine is stuck in boot loop. The Windows logo appears for a few seconds and then the machine reboots, I don't have clue where in the boot process something goes wrong.
I already tried with a usb stick with Windows 8 installation files and this starts without issues. I made sure Fast boot en secure boot were disabled but without success. Also already reset the BIOS with optimized settings.
Someone any idea what might be the cause and how to solve this?

The stick boots till the first screen on different other machines.

Regards

Guy

Answer:unable to clean install windows 10 from usb on home build - boot loop

Hi and welcome to the forum

Just to confirm. This is a new device without any previous Windows edition installed previously yeah?

If so, then please check that:

Your bios is configured correctly.When configuring you bios, double-check it is set properly as either EFI or Legacy. It appears from your post that this may already have been doneAssuming you want EFI system, you need to ensure that the USB installation is booting as an EFI disk. Not sure if this would cause the loop you are trapped within. But it is worth confirming.

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Hi, Im getting infinite bootloops when i trying to do a clean install of windows 7 i did this with no CD just installation files from my old desktop and got no recovery disk or installation disk or what so ever if any could help me pls... thanks

Answer:windows 7 clean install from windows desktop, infinite boot loop

Hello RJ,

If you like, you could use OPTION ONE to create yourself a Windows 7 installation DVD or USB flash drive that you could boot from to do a clean install of Windows 7 with at boot instead. The TIP section tells you how to get an official Windows 7 ISO to create this from.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My machine was working fine. I had been on it for a couple hours just doing regular internet browsing. I tried to open a program (EverQuest 2) and it would open then immediately crash "EverQuest 2 has encountered an error". So I figured, reboot the machine. After the POST, it tells me to either launch start up repair or start normally. I chose start normally. It would go to the "starting windows" screen and the logo will not show up. it just stays there.

Powered down, and after the POST got the same options again. I picked start up repair this time. It would load the bar and show "loading windows files" or whatnot and when the bar would get completely full, it would freeze there.

My computer doesnt have a CD/DVD drive, I installed Windows 7 from USB. So I plugged the USB drive back into the computer and tried booting from that. It would go thru the "loading windows files" just fine, I can see the drive flashing as its being accessed. When the bar filled up, it would progress to "Starting Windows" screen, and stop blinking and just sit there... doing nothing. Tried using Safe Mode. Wouldn't load either.

I have not a clue what I should be looking for to even start getting it working again. The only physical change I've made to the system was plugging in another monitor to my graphic card. And even then, I've shut down and rebooted and it's been just fine.

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Answer:Unable to load past "Starting Windows" no matter what method

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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

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Hello everyone,

I have a small problem that I would appreciate help with. I recently finished building my desktop (for the most part) and all has gone smoothly. However, not long ago, I purchased a wireless networking adapter (the D-Link DWA-125, to be exact.) and the problems started. I would go to install the drivers using the safe shield install, and when I connect the adapter, my computer would instantly become useless. The installation would freeze in its tracks and I spent hours upon hours troubleshooting. Eventually, I used it on a laptop and received positive results. Of course, it working on a wireless laptop doesn't benefit me much, but I now know it at least works. Thinking it had something to do with a difference in laptop mobo and desktop mobo, I tried it on another desktop. It worked flawlessly as well. I figured then that the adapter just wasn't compatible so I just bought another adapter (a Cisco WUSB100) hoping for new results but received failure as well. I can only conclude that something is wrong with my usb port drivers or something. I mean, when I have either adapters plugged in, the computer will not shut down (will say &quot;shutting down...&quot; until adapter is removed) and will not completely boot (will show the pretty windows symbol until adapter is removed) also, if i try and disable anything in device manager, it will freeze until I remove either adapter. If anyone could help me with this, I'd very much appreciate it. I&#... Read more

Answer:Unable to install Wi-Fi adapters to desktop

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I'm trying to bootup and I get to the welcome screen sign on and the desk to appears for a split second and then back to the welcome screen. Please Help.
 

Answer:Unable to boot to desktop

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Hi everyone. Im new here to these parts and normaly would not post for help(this is actualy the first time in my life that ive done so) but I just cant seem to solve this dilema. I have a netgear WNR834B and a Motorola SB4100 cable modem. ive been trying to forward ports to my computer for the longest time and it seems to only work when i have a program running. for example when i forward 3389 for remote desktop and have remote desktop enabled it works but if i disable remote desktop but still leave the port open it shows as tho the port is closed. same for utorrent and some other apps. this would be fine except that for some other apps it will not work this way. im guessing because the apps dont actively listen or somthing. like ive forwarded the ports needed for unreal tournament 3 and opened all the ports needed in the windows firewall and the router and it always shows the ports as closed. even if i have the server open. so was ondering if anone had an idea or soution for this problem.

btw ive used this same setup at another location with a different connection (dsl pppoe) and the ports always worked. its only since i moved and had this modem so idk if thats part of the problem.

thanx to all who help.
 

Answer:Unable to forward ports no matter wwhat.

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They say something about configuration settings.

Answer:Do desktop .ini files matter?

Some steps for solving this problem. These steps are below: First of all you will double-click "My Computer" on the desktop.Then you will click "Tools" > "Folder Options".After that you will see "Folder Options" multi-tabbed dialog box, choose the "View" tab.Scroll down to "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)" and tick or untick the combo box as preferred.Below you will see "Hidden files and folders", ensure the preferred radio button to display or not display these stuffs.And then will press "OK"Finally: Reboot when finished for settings to apply -To actually answer the basic question, they are not needed on the desktop -

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Alright, I have a Vista Home Premium Desktop computer that will not take me past the "Microsoft Corporation" loading screen. Before I had this problem the computer was in sleep mode for 3 or 4 days. I turned on my monitor and attempted to wake the computer from sleep mode. Nothing I did worked so I did a force shutdown by holding the power button. Then I turned the computer back on. First I selected "Startup Repair (recommended) and got the following message "0xc000000f the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible" So I force shutdown again, turned it back on again, and selected "Start Windows Normally" Which lead me to the "Microsoft Corporation" screen with a green loading bar which loops over and over for hours on end. I've tried starting from Safe Mode, but that doesn't take me past a certain screen "Windows loading...." I don't have the system restore disk for it anymore. Is there anyway to fix this problem?
 

Answer:Vista Desktop Unable to Boot

I have a Vista Home Premium Desktop computer
I don't have the system restore disk for it anymoreClick to expand...

What's the brand name and model name and complete model number of that desktop?

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I have a Gigabyte series 5 desktop w/4 GB memory, 500GB HDD that is completely clean, Dban, etc. BIOS is set to run USB KB, BIOS reset, battery removed andreplaced. The problem I'm having is that when I try to boot to from a legal CD, the "boot from CD" option doesn't do anything. The no boot info box comes upand I have to reboot with the same result. I've tried different usb ports, regular and USB keyboards and nothing seems to allow me to boot from the DVD.It seems that the KB just doesn't work when Boot from CD/DVD: option comes up.Of course I can't run any scanners, etc until an operating system is installed. I don't know if this is caused by malware, damage from malware, or a computerproblem.Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:New build desktop unable to boot from CD/DVD

You will need to set your BIOS so that the CDROM is the first boot drive.

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This computer has been largely unused for the past 9 months except for a few times when it was used for printing. Windows was updated at least once upon shutting down the computer. I was able to boot to the desktop with no problems yesterday. I began updating programs and after updating Avast, was prompted to restart. After restarting, it will no longer boot to the desktop. I am not even able to boot into safe mode.

I ran Startup Repair from System Recovery. It was unsuccessful and gives an error message of StartupRepairOffline. I read that I could take a boot disk and run Startup Repair from there. I tried that but got the exact same error message.

I tried System Restore. There is only one restore point (even after checking "Show more restore points") from just before the Avast update. I tried restoring to that, and Windows says it was successful, but I am still unable to boot to the desktop and get stuck in the same loop of only being able to restart into System Recovery mode.
I tried running sfc /scannow from the command prompt within System Recovery but it says that there is a "pending system restore" requiring a reboot to complete. Rebooting doesn't seem to affect anything though. I read about deleting pending.xml from my install directory as well as the x: directory. I made copies of these files to a USB drive then deleted them from the directories on my PC. Then I rebooted and tried sfc /scannow again but still got ... Read more

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I have already searched the forums and while people have had this error it has not been under the circumstances I have and I am sure lots of others have.

I created a USB boot drive with windows vista on and attempted to install on a laptop with a standard sata drive. It is picked up the in the setup and when I reach the screen of "where do you install windows?" I get the above error.

The problem seems to be as I understand it that the first boot priority is a USB drive and the creators of Vista put in place a rule where only a CD drive or similar can have a higher priority than the disk you wish to install Windows.

On the microsoft support database the article 938984 states that this is by design. Is there a way around this? I have tried the following methods...

1. Burning Plop boot manager to disk and booting to usb through that. Still same message.
2. Used the Diskpart method to create the original USB. The method and USB works perfect and I have also had sucess with Windows 7.
3. Used method 2 on the hard drive I want to install and booted from the hard drive still the same message.
4. Tried making multiple partitions on the drive and installing to them.

The reason I need this on a USB medium and not DVD is...

1. The Vista ISO I have is 7gig big (Both x86 and x64 all versions updated to SP2) (I am going to get Duel Layer)
2. I refurbish laptops and so I am installing different operating systems and having the reliability of a USB drive is amazing.

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Answer:USB Boot Vista Install "Windows unable find system volume meet criteria"

Bit of an odd question... I revived an automated e-mail saying S2926 replied to my thread. It tells me the message in the e-mail but I cannot find the reply on here?

I have managed to get my easy 2 boot usb working with the Vista ISO and I am currently installing as we speak. It just needed de-fragging. Feel so silly. But the original problem remains. I tried changing boot order and enabled boot menu at boot and tried to boot from usb but the problem still remained.

Either way thank you S2926 for your reply.

Regards,

Luke

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I'm trying to fix a XP problem at a friends machine. He inadvertantly opened a "greeting card" and it contained e-card.exe. That installed what I believe was the joke-bluescreen.c malware. He is running McAfee but doesn't seem to be able to get rid of it. I tried restore, but the malware did either not allow to get to the restore points or had deleted them...there were none (restore was enabled). Even in Safe Mode, Restore points were not found.After reading and trying a variety of things we did run combofix based on the instructions and it seemed to have got rid of the problem. Screen was open again and we could reset the background. However, since then, the following happens: When booting the machine, he get's the logon screen, then a blank desktop (no icons, no taskbar, nothing). But machine seems to be working in the background. CTRL-ALT-Del brings up the task manager and we can start explorer.exe from there. Desktop, taskbar etc all comes up, and all runs seemingly fine. Until the next boot. I have done the following so far.As Restore was out of the question I did a sfc scan...no changeI tried to manually set the shell to explorer, but all was according to defaults. I set up a new user to see if profile was corropt. Nope, same result as default userI installed Windows again (upgrade install over the existing). Same result...no changereinstalled msgina and shgina.dll (just a hunch, but not diff)Ran housecall.trendmicro found a few spyware, but nothing important ... Read more

Answer:Blank Desktop, No Taskbar, Unable To Install Updates

Ok, figured it out and solved the issues. boy what a mess it was, but all is running fine now. Mcafee still doesn't catch the trojans...Will put another post together to explain what I did, but there is no need to look through the hijack log anymore.

Thanks

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Hi,
I have a pc running on Win XP in office. As part of testing, i had to try and install an activex control packaged in a .cab file on a Windows 7 and Internet explorer 8 from an application we built. I connect to this Windows 7 machine using the remote desktop connection from my PC running on XP. But the install DOES NOT happen on the Windows 7 remote desktop. It just refreshes the screen and nothing else happens.
If i try to install the same thing on another Win 7 PC ( to which i connect directly and not through remote desktop ), i am able to install the activex control.
This issue is hurting me bad. Can you please help me with this and provide me a solution ?
I can give you more details if needed.

Answer:Unable to install from .cab file on Win7 remote desktop

  
Quote: Originally Posted by raamkri


Hi,
I have a pc running on Win XP in office. As part of testing, i had to try and install an activex control packaged in a .cab file on a Windows 7 and Internet explorer 8 from an application we built. I connect to this Windows 7 machine using the remote desktop connection from my PC running on XP. But the install DOES NOT happen on the Windows 7 remote desktop. It just refreshes the screen and nothing else happens.
If i try to install the same thing on another Win 7 PC ( to which i connect directly and not through remote desktop ), i am able to install the activex control.
This issue is hurting me bad. Can you please help me with this and provide me a solution ?
I can give you more details if needed.



I ran into this too... there are several things Remote Desktop doesn't let you do... like intalling unsigned software, changing services, etc. ... you know, the stuff a hacker might do....

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I have a brand new alienware desktop preinstalled with Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit. I am trying to create a multiboot system using XP as the additional OS for Flight Simulation. I have two hard drives installed, one of which has XP installed. Whenever I try to boot to the drive with xp, I get the BSOD. Yesterday, I formatted my second drive and tried to reinstall XP, Professional 64 bit numerous of times and got the BSOD. Would you please advise? Thank you

Answer:Unable To Install XP on Win 7 Based Alienware Auroura Desktop

and welcome to the Forum


Installing XP on a SATA drive requires an additional step:

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...ws_xp_on_a.htm

However, Most newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting,

change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( could be IDE Mode, Compatibility Mode or Legacy Mode - different BIOS use different terms )

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

Since you want to dual boot, you cannot do this, you'll need to slipstream the sata drivers on the XP CD, follow the instructions in this guide :

http://www.digitgeek.com/how-to-slip...rs-into-xp-cd/

or

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...-installation/

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If I have a lot of shortcuts on my desktop does it affect the performance of my PC in any way?The reason I ask is that at work our computers are networked and linked to a central server somewhere in London (I think!).Our IT guys have told us not to put any shortcuts on our desktops. I wonder why?

Answer:Lots of stuff on my desktop...does it matter?

No, shortcuts on a stand-alone computer will not degrade performance. If you want to tidy your desktop, you can create folders and group your shortcuts in the folders (e.g. all office-type programs in one, net, email etc in another, video in a third etc)In big networks, particularly when you can log on to any computer, your personal desktop is held on the central server and downloaded to the computer that you log on to. If you have lots of shortcuts, etc, it takes up more bandwidth and time to download them.

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I notice on several computers that sfc /scannow often finds problems with desktop.ini files in a plethora of places. Is there any reason to worry about this? If so, is there an simple fix?

Thanks!

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Older desktop running XP Pro. Had some problem booting yesterday; and today am unable to boot up at all.
Problem area seems to be the CD drawer.

Fairly sure that boot sequence is CD then C and then perhaps A (diskette drive).
Yesterday, it took several tries to boot the desktop, and I noticed that the green light on the CD drawer often kept flashing even after I had been successful. I ended up using a paper clip to open the drawer and left it open for the remainder of the day.

Today unable to boot successfully.
At one point screen showed some brief text, I believe whatever is typical at starting up sequence, but this immediately went dark. It seemed like the CD drive and drawer were trying to be accessed.

After several abortive attempts, I did a text message with something like
I believe Checksum error or Sum error but very far from being completely sure on what error code.
Previous attempts at starting computer have failed, please contact Dell for support.
While yesterday I had been successful at some point in getting CD tray to stay in the open position, and not keep closing - today I have been unable to do so.

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At some point I should replace this old machine. If I can get it up and running again, I expect that I should take the CD drive out of the boot sequence (or put it after C drive).

I do not have any bootable CD at the office, and not sure if I have one at home either (this is computer I used to use at home and now have in office).

Thanks for any s... Read more

Answer:Unable to boot desktop (Dell Precision 450)

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Good Day,

I have been unable to boot my PC in normal mode for the past two days....When I boot-up I get weird colour lines and unable to see my desktop or start menu....A problem I do not have when I boot-up in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking. I have tried system restore from both safe modes to no avail meaning I am unable to boot in normal mode. I tried a system repair from repair disk and got the following error: Repair action: system Restore
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x1f

Repair action: System files integrity check and repair
Result: Fail. Error code = 0x490

Fearing I might have had malware I ran Malwarebytes (full scan) from safe mode with networking and removed affected items....re-scanned and no new items appeared.

I am at wits end and fearing I may lose all my personal documents/settings stored on my HD. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Respectfully,
Mikali

Answer:Unable to view desktop during normal boot-up

Have you tried re-installing the graphics card drivers

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My computer has started to refuse to boot into the desktop in the normal way. I switch on and the normal procedure occurs until the user names come up; when my name is clicked nothing happens. I then use Ctrl-Alt-Delete after which a Microsoft dialogue box appears; this offers to boot into windows and when I click OK it does indeed proceed and all seems normal from there on in. Can anyone help with this please.Eddiec

Answer:Unable to boot into desktop without Ctrl-Alt-Delet

Right-click on My Computer then left-click on the Advanced tab, and then on User Profiles>Settings you can then remove your present Profile and create a new profile.Though I have never had to do this myself, I believe this should sort it for you.

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Hi. I have a pc running Windows 8.1 upgrade from Win 7. I was going to create a rescue disc for future use, but as happens, the drive will no longer boot and without the rescue disc, I cannot restart. The repair function will initiate but then stops and will progress no further even after an hour or so.I then tried to use the drive in a free docking bay to see if it would be possible to copy the ISO Image from its original location to create the rescue disc. I can see files on the disc but the drive is only showing 350gb of the total 2TB. Any help would be really appreciated, Thanks

Answer:HDD Recovery Problems, unable to boot to Desktop

What happens if you try to run the upgrade disk again?

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I ran into another problem!
I got my new laptop for Christmas, and Im trying to hide the desktop icons because I have a dock, (Rocketdock.com)

And whenever I right click, go to View, then uncheck "Show Desktop Icons" they disappear, but when I unplug my charger they come right back!

I've tried hiding the icons, then saving my theme, but it doesn't seem to work

I hope someone can help!
Thank you and merry Christmas!

Answer:Desktop icons wont stay hid no matter what I do!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tylar112


I ran into another problem!
I got my new laptop for Christmas, and Im trying to hide the desktop icons because I have a dock, (Rocketdock.com)

And whenever I right click, go to View, then uncheck "Show Desktop Icons" they disappear, but when I unplug my charger they come right back!

I've tried hiding the icons, then saving my theme, but it doesn't seem to work

I hope someone can help!
Thank you and merry Christmas!



At the bottom of the page with the check, do you uncheck let themes change desktop icons?

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I have win7 on C drive and WinXPsp3 on D drive. Drives are separate. You can see full specs below.
I boot into XP on D fine. I can also boot into Win7 on C fine, but here is the catch. The computer wants to go into a chkdsk if I boot into win7. If I let the computer do this it goes through a very long process and when it comes out of that process it reboots and goes through its normal procedure.

But then when it gets to the very last step, the step where it shows the wallpaper, icons and taskbar, all I get is blank screen.

If I boot into safe mode I can see everything. If I boot into safemode with networking I can see everything. As a matter of fact that is how I am typing this message now.

What do I need to do to get my computer to boot correctly?

Here are my specs:
Desktop:
Drive C: W7 Home Premium 80GB NTFS (IDE)
Drive D: WinXP Pro sp2 80GB NTFS (IDE)
Drive E : Storage 80gb (IDE) -2nd half of Drive &quot;D&quot;
Drive F&amp;G DVDRs

Seagate 400GB Sata Storage 2 Partitions
Seagate 400GB USB Storage 2 Partitions (external)
Phenom II 5500 (3.2ghz) CPU
4GB DDR3 Ram
Nvidia 9500GT PCIE 1GB video card
Creative 128bit sound card
ASROCK M3A770DE Mobo
Earthlink DSL 6000bps
Floppy drive, 56K dialup, Optical Mouse, Keyboard, 21&quot; CRT,
 

Answer:Unable to boot into Win7 desktop in Normal Mode

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My computer shows a blue screen and tells me that there is no administrator present and will not boot. I have tried a recovery disc and a windows disc to reload windows but it does not even want to recognise a disc is in the drive. how can I fix this and get my computer working. I am running windows 10and things started to go wrong after running the latest windows update update.

Answer:I am unable to boot my desktop computer from Blue Screen

Hi, what was the




latest windows update update.



? The 'latest' depends on (e.g.)
- which Windows build you are using
- whether you have been offered the Creator's upgrade - that is phased over 2-3 months so different people get it at different times

i.e. we can't do more than guess which one you might mean.

Now regarding your PC booting from bootable media, can you confirm you can access the BIOS?
If an older PC you will need to change the boot order so it looks first for your bootable disk.

Put another way, have you previously been able to have it boot from external media?

If you have a DVD drive, you may prefer to burn a bootable medium to that to avoid possible problems creating a bootable USB drive.

Some PCs require you to press a Fx key as they boot, then you choose from the available options to boot from your bootable medium.

Windows updates should have no effect on whether your PC will or will not boot from such a medium.

Check if your bootable medium works using another PC if possible,

==================================================
If you have no DVDs or DVD drive, note this way to create a bootable USB disk:
Creating a bootable USB drive.

Plug the drive into a USB port of a functioning Windows PC.

Open a command prompt.
Run diskpart.

Once diskpart is running, enter the following commands in sequence:

list disk
select disk #
- replace # with the actual disk number of the USB flash drive
clean
- this will ... Read more

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I have a new PC and want to install Win 10 on it to see how it behaves.
I made a DVD from the iso file as instructed in the MS page http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...om-an-iso-file and set the PC to boot from optical drive as the first choice. Now it just sits there without anything happening at all! I have tried other install DVDs and they boot up OK.

Is there something extra needed to get it to work?

Tony

Answer:Unable to boot into the install DVD

Hard to say, maybe a bad ISO or disc. You could try to install from USB

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

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I'm trying to install Windows 7 downgrading from 8.1 (oem stock). I created a USB, and tried booting from the bios, but it just shows the bios logo again and boots into Windows 8. How can I make it boot into the install usb?

Laptop is Toshiba C55-A5310

Answer:Unable to boot into Install USB

You'll need to take some special steps in Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7.

Be sure to write the flash stick with Rufus from Option 1 of UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows as there are file modifications for UEFI that must be done manually otherwise.

Be sure to delete all partitions during the booted Custom Clean Install Windows 7.

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installed a new hdd as slave to my old hdd, I then proceded to install win xp home from my win xp upgrade cd to my new hdd, all went well, booted up and it gave me a dual boot os option, I was able to access both installs fine,I then proceded to remove my old hdd and try to boot from my new hdd(now set to master), I get no os error, can someone help me get my new hdd bootable, if I slave it with the old hdd, it works fine on startup giving me the dual boot option and allowing me to access both drives.

Answer:Unable to boot to new install

Hi you must do a complete full install not an upgrade, as an upgrade only corrects errors and upgrades from if you had 98 or 2000 already installed and wanted to leave your documents in tack.
When you put your Set up disk in instead of clicking upgrade (recommended) you have to use the dropdown and find complete or advanced install put that on you should find it works then.

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I have windows vista Home Premium 32BIT SP1
I had AVG free antivirus and was happy with it since I do not access any dodgy website whatsoever
My computer ran smoothly until lately I was notified that Resident Shield in AVG was disabled and I wasn't able to turn it on. I assumed that it was just an software error and it will fix itself when I updated it. But it didn't. Now AVG does not run at all. I cannot re-install it. I cannot install any anti-virus software. It will say something about a side-by-side configuration.
Also windows defender is off and i can't turn it on.
What should i do? ( Please help
 

Answer:Unable to install any anti-virus program, unable to turn on windows defender

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.


After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:


If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using... Read more

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Someone posted a similar post below as well as my first post. I'm not sure if I was clear enough in the first one. My issue start very similar. I'm getting a desktop change that reasserts itself when I change it back followed by a pop up for malware/spyware removal. I'm also getting a bubble in the system tray that loooks very similar to Windows Security. PLEASE HELP!!!! Virus scan has cleaned but I'm still getting the issue.

Here is my hijack log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:17:59 PM, on 4/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\Verizon Internet Security Suite\Fws.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wmsdkns.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
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Answer:desktop background spyware with link can't remove no matter what

Latest spyware scan that just did an autorun:

Verizon Internet Security Suite Anti-Spyware
Spyware Report (4/13/2008 12:41:04 AM)
Scan Target Scanned Items Detected Spyware Items
Local Disk (C 82647 0
Backup (D 4 0
Cookies 851 13
Registry 28358 16
Memory 37 0
Total 111897 29

Spyware Type Item Action
Mediaplex.com Spyware cookie C:\Documents and Settings\Vinacco's\cookies\vinacco'[email protected][1].txt Quarantine
QuestionMarket.com Spyware cookie C:\Documents and Settings\Vinacco's\cookies\vinacco'[email protected][2].txt Quarantine
AdServer.com Spyware cookie C:\Documents and Settings\Vinacco's\cookies\vinacco'[email protected][1].txt Quarantine
Zedo Spyware cookie C:\Documents and Settings\Vinacco's\cookies\vinacco'[email protected][2].txt Quarantine
TrafficMarketplace Spyware cookie C:\Documents and Settings\Vinacco's\cookies\vinacco'[email protected][1].txt Quarantine
2nd Thought Registry hkey_local_machine \software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\browser helper objects\{00000250-0320-4dd4-be4f-7566d2314352} Quarantine
2nd Thought Registry hkey_local_machine \software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\browser helper objects\{13197ace-6851-45c3-a7ff-c281324d5489} Quarantine
2nd Thought Registry hkey_local_machine \software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\browser helper objects\{5fa6752a-c4a0-4222-88c2-928ae5ab4966} Quarantine
2020Search Registry hkey... Read more

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Problem started with uninstall of expired Kaspersky antivirus. Before that I did not have any problems. On reboot computer hangs at the page file reading point and does not go in boot. I usually reboot in Safe mode then restart and it is all good. When computer is off sometimes it does not start without me holding power button for a minute. I assume it could be a hardware issue with my power supply but I also believe that there might be some other problems. Before I format, I am thank all in advance for any suggestions and input.


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Dilandog on 2008-07-31 18:39:12
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
27: 2008-07-31 23:39:20 UTC - RP66 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
26: 2008-07-31 03:19:35 UTC - RP65 - Installed Windows Installer Clean Up
25: 2008-07-31 03:14:45 UTC - RP64 - Installed Call of Duty(R) 4 - Modern Warfare(TM) 1.4 Patch
24: 2008-07-31 02:53:57 UTC - RP63 - Configured Call of Duty(R) 4 - Modern Warfare(TM)
23: 2008-07-29 22:59:54 UTC - RP62 - Software Distribution Service 3.0


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-07-13 19:16:36 UTC - RP40 - Installed Adobe Reader 7.1.0


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis (... Read more

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Well this has completely stumped me.

I wanted to put my spare computer to use. It previously had Win XP Home on it. Last week I installed Windows 7 beta to have a look, however after realising I would be unable to connect it to the internet due to security restrictions with my University Internet service provider. I decided to install Win XP Pro with the plan to dual boot it with ubuntu. (btw I was very impressed with my short look at Windows 7.)

I deleted all partitions and made a new one on my master disk and formatted to NTFS. Installation went fine. However after the compulsory installation reboot the Windows Loading splash screen apears but nothing happens, I never even see the loading bar. I have now tried to install win xp pro a number of times, I am unable to boot in to safe mode, I have performed CHKDSK in the recovery console and FIXBOOT, however to no avail. I'm really stumped as to why I can't get windows to load, I the know the disc is fine as it has been used successfully in the past.

Would really appreciate some help

Here is my hardware detail.
Motherboard: MSI P4MAM-V/L (socket 478)
CPU: Intel Celeron D 320 @ 2.4Ghz
RAM: 2x1024Mb DDR PC2100
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 7600GT 256Mb AGPx4
HDD 1x200GB(IDE|Master)1x250GB(IDE|Slave)

Many Thanks
 

Answer:Unable to boot after clean install of Win XP Pro

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I have an SL400 that was wiped and had Linux installed on it (Fedora Core 10).  I am now trying to put a fresh install of Windows XP back on it, but when I put in my Windows install iso CD, and select the CDROM drive from the boot loader, it flashes "setup is inspecting your hardware" and then goes to a black screen. THe CDROM drive then spins down and nothing happens.  I finally have to manually kill it... I have the Lenovo Rescue and Recovery CD for the SL400, but I get the exact same result when I try to boot up to that... any advice is appreciated 

Answer:SL400 unable to boot to install iso

bakedbean welcome to the forums! Its a common thing which takes place after you have removed fedora from your system.You MBR may be corrupted or removed(by grub) you may try repairing your MBR using a third party utility cd like "ultimate boot cd"..  

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in the beginning i had problems with installing msi packages which was later fixed by following instructions on websites and forums to either tweak the registry or use group policy editor.so that fixed the issue,but however there are certain msi packages that still fail to install with the same error that administrator has set poilicies tor prevent installtion or local policy restriction has forbidden this install.

i have a feeling that it wont be just some,but in the future i think there will be many more msi packages that fail,although most of them install.i want a fix so that every msi package can get installed.
ill explain my exact problems where msi packages failed.

1.first when i completed installing gta4,towards the end of the installation,i get an error message that system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation.then i doubted the game would work,however it worked.so at the end of installation there must have been some small component to install which may have been an msi package that failed.this was the same time where other msi packages failed for me but was later fixed with the group policy tweak.but even after those problems were fixed,when i tried installing gta 4 again,the same error popped up in the end,meaning that the msi issue was not 100 percent solved.

2.second scenario was,i was updating my windows 7 home premium,that time all the updates succeeded but a few failed.normally this would be fixed by installing the... Read more

Answer:why cant i install certain msi packages no matter what i try?

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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I know which way to put the slot, but when I've put it in the screen is a mass of letters and numbers. Could it just be a faulty piece?

Answer:Does it matter which way up you install extra RAM

Sounds like it could be, TommyRed, or else it's incompatible with what's already in there. Put the largest module in the first slot, next largest in the next slot and so on.

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A friend of my mother's asked me to look at her computer as she was having issues with it. Well, I got everything back up and working and then did updates to Windows (SP2, etc).

In the midst of installing some of these updates (after SP2), my child yanked the power cord out of the wall and down I went. When I went to reboot, I was given the option of Safe Mode, etc, but selected to boot normally. The XP logo came up and was fine, but then it went to a black screen and STAYED there. No white cursor..nothing. UGH. So I went to boot again. When given the same option, I tried safe mode. Well, I didn't get a black screen, but I got a string of DOS lines one after the other just sitting on the screen. I mean...line after line filled the screen.

The REALLY horrible part about this is there is no XP disc for this. I asked my mother's friend about this and she claims that when she bought the computer from Wal-Mart (HP), it didn't come with any CDs. I find that hard to believe, but whatever. SOOO..now I have no idea what to do. I mean, I do have my own Dell EOM CD for XP, but I can't use that to try and fix this, can I? It is just like NOTHING I do is working!

The computer is free of an virus activity, spyware, etc...I took all of that out.

Help!!

Answer:XP won't boot NO MATTER WHAT! HELP!

Quote:




my child yanked the power cord out of the wall and down I went




i think you are going to have to take the side off and check for any loose connections. make sure if theres a video card that its seated properly .
if you have no success, unplug it and pop the battery out for at least 20 minutes to reset the cmos.
you might need to tweak the bios setup options afterwards.

goodluck and post back

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Hey there,

I'm helping a friend out with an older pc they just bought. It's a home-made job but it seems to run alright. It's got Windows ME on it now, 768mb of ram.

I'm trying to wipe the hard drive and install Windows XP Professional SP3. I've done this many times before, but I've never run into this problem: Even though I went into the BIOS and told it to boot from CD first, it won't do it. I've double and triple-checked the BIOS to make sure it says "CD" as the first boot device, but POST just skips right over it and boots the hateful Windows ME.

I've swapped out the CD drive with a few others to make sure it wasn't a bad CD drive. I even switched the ribbon cables around so it would boot off of the 2nd CD connectors rather that the first, in case that was the problem. But no matter what I try, it just keeps booting into Windows ME and never booting to the CD. The CD light comes on and off, so I know it's getting power.

I reset the BIOS to "failsafe" and then told it to boot to CD first, but still no luck. I know the CD is good, by the way because I tested it on another PC. I even tried using a different hard drive to see if that might be the problem.

Can anyone help me to figure out what might be causing this?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Can't boot from cd no matter what i try - please help!

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When I try to start my laptop the 'Acer' logo flashes with 'press f2 to enter setup, f12 to change boot device, then to a black screen with a flashing cursor but unable to type, then screen turns off and it just repeats over and over. I'm unable to start in safe mode. I don't have the original Windows disc and no access to another computer, at this stage. I have a wireless keyboard and when I plug in the dongle am able to use it. 
 
If I press f2 then I'm able to access 'Phoenix Securecore Tiano Setup' with tabs for Information, Main, Security, Boot and Exit.
 
Before the laptop refused to start it was having an error about not being able to write to drive. I ran two programs, one anti malware and the other I think was Glary. I was able to start both in normal and safe mode at this stage.
 
Anyone have any ideas how to fix this? Dumbed down advice would be great! 
 
Acer Aspire 4752
Windows 7
Intel Core i3-2350m cpu @ 2.30ghz
 

Answer:Windows 7 Acer laptop unable to boot, unable to use safemode

It sounds like your HDD is broken.
 
Sorry, it really sounds that way.
 
Ultimate Boot CD has a range of tools that will help you confirm this. (look in the HDD Diagnosis section on the list)
 
Burn the disk and boot it, run the tool you choose...

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Hey guys , this is my first post here .
I've been running win7 x64 for some time now . Now , i needed to install XP 32bit for some programs to run.
I had 3 partitions (C,D,E) on windows 7 which were nearly full(except C which was the boot drive) . So using the Disk Management tool of Win7 , i shrunk one of the partitions which created some unallocated space . Now i created a new partition in that unallocated space and named it K. It is in this drive that i wanted to install XP.

So, when i try installing XP on that partition , it just wont happen. XP recognises it as Unpartitioned space . I tried to select the 'Delete Partition' option to no avail. Im kinda stuck here and any help would be appreciated . Thanks

Answer:Unable to install XP on win7 (for dual boot)

You can consider this failure a blessing in disguise.
Installing an old OS on new hardware is problematic at best and almost impossible at worst. And that goes double for laptops. The initial problem is that XP does not natively support SATA hard drives which your computer is likely using. Thiis can usually be solved.

Another problem is availability of device drivers. The XP CD will not have drivers for new hardware as it did not exist when the disk was produced. You may or may not be able to obtain them from the manufacturer.

There are usually better options than dual booting with an old OS.

1. Try compatibility more. This is accessible from the programs properties dialog in Windows Explorer.

2. XP mode if is is available for youe edition of Windows 7.

3. Install a virtual machine such as VirtualBox or VirtualPC. You can then install XP under that.

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Hey Everyone

I've recently tried installing windows 10 on my machine and run into a problem.So far im unable to get passed the windows boot screen with the spinning circle getting stuck or none at all.But when I either remove my gpu(980ti) from the system or boot into safe mode it works flawlessly. I have ruled out the possibilities that its a driver issue because its a total clean install,or a psu issue as I've been running the computer for over a year with the setup (850 psu )
If anyone has any input that would be awesome, Thanks again

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Please help! I have a Sony Vaio desktop that I've had for a few years now. It's running Windows XP SP2. I attempted to install a Sabrent Wireless 802.11G PCI adapter in it today. I installed the software first as directed, shut it down, installed the adapter, and then thr PC wouldn't boot up. I then took out the adapter and tried to boot it back up. The computer simply gets locked up during the process of booting up. What can I do to get this thing going again so I can remove the problem drivers and/or software? Thank you so much for your help. I'm desparate for an answer.

Answer:Help - Unable to Boot Up After Attempted Hardware Install

What model Vaio?

Try clearing CMOS settings.

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Hi all, first post, so hoping I'm in the right place :/ ...

I'm literally pulling what hair I have left out with this, normally this is a routine task for me, but I'm well and truly stumped, so thought I'd ask a Windows 10 community ...

I have Windows 10 Education x64, I have had it for over 6 months now, and I've had no real problems. I solely use my C drive for the OS, and once in a while I like to format it and re-install Windows to keep things smooth. Given that the C drive only contains the OS, this is normally a pain and hassle free routine that doesn't take long at all ...

This time though, for whatever reason the PC locked up during the installation, it was stuck on 20% for over 6 hours, so with no option I had to shut the PC down and hope it would resume or start again .. which it didn't, and I now had a PC that wouldn't boot up, and given the ISO for my W10 was on another HDD I couldn't really do much ...

I grabbed my USB pen and using the MS Media Creation Tool on another PC, I was able to create a bootable USB pen with a W10 image. Back at my PC, I did the usual changing of the boot order, shoved the pen in and was able to successfully install W10 again ... but given that I didn't un-check a tick box on the Media Creation Tool, I now had installed the 32bit version of W10 and not the 64bit one that I wanted ...

Ok, no problem, so I'll just repeat what I've done again, but this time with a 64bit ISO, even better because now my PC boots up, I can just use the I... Read more

Answer:Clean install of W10 - Unable to boot from USB drive?

You cannot use standard media creation tool as you are using Education

Do not use your Education DVD - it is probably out of date.

Get latest version from here

Windows 10 Academic

I would wait until after Aug 2nd and install new version.

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Originaly I had 2 different partition's. One XP and one Vista, I had delited the XP partition and created a new one, where I installed Win7. Right now when I restart PC I dont get the option to select what partition I want to select... It goes streight to Win7.

Plz help.

Thanks
 

Answer:Unable to duel-boot after win7 install. Help!

When you deleted the XP partition (which would have been the system's primary boot drive) you've obviously also deleted the Vista boot loader (which would've been physically on that partition).

Resolution of the situation is to first repair the Vista install, and then repair the Windows 7 install. The startup repair tools will write new boot loaders for you.
 

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Have used this disk many times with no problems. It works in another desktop. Have also tried, unsuccessfully, retail copies of XP and Vista.

Can boot, with no problems, from hard drive.

Downloaded new firmware for optical drive (Plextor PX-L890SA). Movies, music DVDs work fine in this drive.
Reset BIOS to default settings.
Set BIOS boot order to optical drive 1st.

At attempted boot, first screen displays the usual "Windows is loading files." After files are loaded, instead of the expected Language/Time/Keyboard screen, it goes to the rotating logo, then brings up the Windows 7 splash screen with an enlarged (like in safe mode) cursor. The same pattern emerges when trying to use XP or Vista disks

What's going on here?

Answer:Unable to boot, repair or install from win 7 disk

Try doing this tutorial by Greg: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 you can find this helpful

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Hey Everyone

I've recently tried installing windows 10 on my machine and run into a problem.So far im unable to get passed the windows boot screen with the spinning circle getting stuck or none at all.But when I either remove my gpu(980ti) from the system or boot into safe mode it works flawlessly. I have ruled out the possibilities that its a driver issue because its a total clean install,or a psu issue as I've been running the computer for over a year with the setup (850 psu )
If anyone has any input that would be awesome, Thanks again

Answer:Unable to boot into Clean install with GPU Installed

What I would try - boot the computer into Windows 10 with the GPU removed. Change the display adapter driver for the built-in GPU to Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. Let the computer reboot again with the GPU removed and the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter driver installed. Then shutdown completely by holding down the shift key when you click the Shutdown option. Then install the GPU and try booting up. Don't forget to connect the monitor to the GPU card when you install it.

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Hi all, first post, so hoping I'm in the right place :/ ...

I'm literally pulling what hair I have left out with this, normally this is a routine task for me, but I'm well and truly stumped, so thought I'd ask a Windows 10 community ...

I have Windows 10 Education x64, I have had it for over 6 months now, and I've had no real problems. I solely use my C drive for the OS, and once in a while I like to format it and re-install Windows to keep things smooth. Given that the C drive only contains the OS, this is normally a pain and hassle free routine that doesn't take long at all ...

This time though, for whatever reason the PC locked up during the installation, it was stuck on 20% for over 6 hours, so with no option I had to shut the PC down and hope it would resume or start again .. which it didn't, and I now had a PC that wouldn't boot up, and given the ISO for my W10 was on another HDD I couldn't really do much ...

I grabbed my USB pen and using the MS Media Creation Tool on another PC, I was able to create a bootable USB pen with a W10 image. Back at my PC, I did the usual changing of the boot order, shoved the pen in and was able to successfully install W10 again ... but given that I didn't un-check a tick box on the Media Creation Tool, I now had installed the 32bit version of W10 and not the 64bit one that I wanted ...

Ok, no problem, so I'll just repeat what I've done again, but this time with a 64bit ISO, even better because now my PC boots up, I can just use the I... Read more

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When i boot up my computer it doesnt reach the user login screen before it loads of startup repair. It looks for a fix but it doesnt find one. In the diagnosis the only error it shows is 'Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt'. I have booted kaspersky repair disk and run a full scan which found no viruses or malware etc. From the startup repair window i have tried a system restore which had the same problem when attempting to boot. I can only access the system recovery options screen.

I am running windows 7 32bit, and i dont have a windows 7 disk but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7.

I would be grateful for any help to resolve this issue.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Unable to boot into Windows 7: Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt

but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7
so burn the win7 iso to dvd and see if you can boot to it and run the repair

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My computer will not boot, no matter what I do.
I don't know what kind of information you need to try and help, but I'll give you the information I can think of. Let me know if you need anything else.

I have an Acer Aspire 5820T running Windows 7.
It brings me to the screen that says there was a problem with the start up and gives me the option to start it normally or run a start up repair. The regular boot obviously doesn't work - it just loops around and restarts and does the same thing. The start up repair doesn't work either - it loads files and then brings it to what looks like the default desktop background and doesn't move from there.

It doesn't work starting it up in any of the safe modes - it just loops around again and brings it back to the start up fail screen again. Starting it up at the last known working configuration does the same thing.

If I go for eRecovery, it brings up the screen and says "Please wait a moment." and just stays there indefinitely.

I have the repair discs, but when I start it up with those, it just brings me to the eRecovery, which still doesn't load....

I'm kind of at the end of my rope here. I've resorted to sending it in for repair, but I won't be able to do that until I'm home from vacation in a week. I was wondering if there was ANYTHING else I could try before then? I'm at a complete loss.

Answer:Cannot boot computer no matter what I do.

Hi theonewithkatie and welcome to Seven Forums!

Do you have a Windows 7 disc or only Acer discs?

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Alright guys here is my story.

I come home from work one day after a thunder storm and my computer would not boot up. I have all my computer stuff hooked up to a 2 hour backup so I don't know if it still could of gotten through the surge/backup. Well after reading the forums for awhile I decided to try a few things to see if I could get it back in working order. At first when I would press the power button all of the fans including the cpu fan would spin and the leds on the fans would light up. They would continue to run but with no singal to the monitor or to the usb ports.

After much anger I striped my computer down to a barebones set up. (mobo, 1 stick of ram, hard drive) and I also reset the CMOS by taking out the battery and unplugging my PSU and switching it off then I held down the power button on my comp for a few secs to get the rest of the power out. Well after doing this, when i go to start my comp the cpu fan will spin for a split second and then stop. It sounds like the hard drive is trying to spool up but then dies. I also am not hearing any beeping from my mobo. I made sure the speaker connection was hooked up right by looking in my manual but it doesent show which way it needs to be facing. I have tried booting it with the speaker connection both ways and i still hear nothing.

So right now I am about to break my computer into 100 pieces to show it who is boss but I don't think that it is going to solve any of my problems. From what I have read, it sou... Read more

Answer:Computer will not boot no matter what I do

I agree with it being a PSU problem. Do you own a volt meter?

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I was working on my computer earlier today and suddenly found that I couldnt interact with any of my programs. I could click on them in the Taskbar and they would come up, but when I tried to click on anything within the programs they would act as if I had a different program selected. I saved my work and restarted my computer.

Now every time I try to start my computer, I get to a loooooong "Starting Windows" screen, and if I sit through it (5-10 minutes) I get to a black screen with a cursor where I can't do anything. Startup Repair doesn't work. Safe mode doesn't work. Low resolution mode doesn't work. Taking out the battery and putting it back doesn't work. I'm running out of options. Help???

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 running Windows 7.

Answer:Computer will not boot no matter what

The HDD may be corrupted or failing. Do you have a Windows disc?
You can download the ISO image for Seatools, and burn the image to CD using IMGBurn or to USB Flash with SeaFlash, all available in my signature. Boot off of the newly created media and run the Short and Long Diagnostic tests. If either test fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.

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Hi,

I am facing a major virus problem with my system. Task manager, registry edit and folder options of my operating system got disabled and also I am unable to boot in safe mode. If I press F8 and chose Safe Mode (with networking or any other option), pc is getting restarted again so again I had to start my pc normally.

I downloaded avira and avast and when I tried to install them, installations were being closed at the starting without any prompt messages. While googling, I came to see this forum I had downloaded hijackthis and here is my log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:56:00 PM, on 2/22/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.2\OLAP\bin\msmdsrv.exe
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Answer:Unable to install antivirus & cannot boot in safe mode

Hello, sundeep38.My name is aommaster and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Please note that I am in the process of my training so it may take a while for me to get back to you, as each of my fixes need to be checked by a coach first.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)In your next reply, please include the following:RSIT Log

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I recently got my pc up and running again with a new MB and CPU i had installed Ultimate 64 from my USB stick as usual installed fine booted to windows no problem

untill i tried to do a chsk dsk on the main drive which then restarted my pc showed me the OS boot information but didn't show the usual chkdsk screen it hanged so i rebooted and decided to re-install

this is where more problems occured, i formated an clean installed again to restart an be greeted with "Reboot and select proper boot device/media and press any key"

i ran the install again to notice that it doesn't make a system reserved partition this is where the boot files are, i have tried three diffrent ISO's with three diffrent USB sticks an also tried on a laptop and everytime it does not make a system reserved partition

i've used the Windows 7 DVD To USB Tool and the CMD guide to making a bootable windows USB like i've done in the past again same results

i'm hoping that my seagate 250GB barracuda isn't becoming faulty could this be the case? i had also updated the BIOS on the MB but it was working fine after that so i don't think that is the issue

Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

Answer:Unable to boot after clean install Win7 Ultimate 64-bit

Welcome to SevenForums.

Download SeaTools for DOS | Seagate burn it on to a CD and run the diagnostic tests. That should confirm whether your HDD is OK or not.

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Hello;

The resolution for me was to 'Disable Secure Boot'!

I thank everyone for the assistance.

Here is my original question:
I'm unable to install the windows 10 tech preview. Any assistance is appreciated.
I downloaded the iso file from the windows page http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-iso The english 64 bit version.Then used Rufus to create a bootable USB drive.Then set bios to use USB firstThen when pc restarts the I get a bios looking error screen that states 'Boot Failed'

I'm using a 2 in 1 tablet HP Pavilion x2 K3N13UA#ABA with a keyboard. ( I've tried with and without the keyboard not sure if that matters )

When I restart the pc the usb shows the red light flickering as if it was reading but then it just boots as normal just boots into Win8.1. I also when the pc is on going to control panel then recovery options then chose the 3rd option which is to restart and boot from usb and then when I restart I get the Boot Failed message as shown below:
Rufus: I've tried a few different combinations with rufus I've tried the MBR for Bios or UEFI comp combined with NTFS & Fat32. I've also tried the GFT for UEFI with FAT32.
Any suggestions on how to install windows 10 on a tablet using a USB

Thanks in advance;
Catto

Answer:Unable to Install Win10 on tablet using USB - Boot Fail?

Have you opened the usb drive while your device is booted up and had a look at it? If this is not a main production pc maybe you could start the install while booted. Mount the usb and click on set up? Sounds to me like something wrong with your iso.
Good luck to you and welcome to 10Forums

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Hey everyone,

My girlfriend has had her computer for well over a year now. Recently it's been crashing alot, mostly with the bluescreen, but on occasion just freezing.
Errorcode on bluescreen is: ***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)

Recently it has been impossible to enter windows, so we figured it'd be best to re-install windows. All we have is a windows XP CD, which is fine.

But when I put in the CD, it crashes with the same blue screen, I googled the errorcode and I found out that alot of people has had simmilar issues, and fixed it by going into BIOS and changing SATA mode from AHCI to IDE, but i cant find anything in BIOS that allows me to do so..

Here's a couple of the links I found on google, with suggestions on how to fix it.

Hard disk not detected [Solved]
Installing XP: ***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)? - Cyber Tech Help Support Forums
The computer is Acer

Answer:Unable to access windows and unable to re-install

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (in your case, please start with the Hard Drive diagnostics). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.
If you find hardware issues, here's a link to the hardware forums: Hardware Support - Tech Support Forum

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks
If you find malware, here's a link on how to post in the Security Center: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

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The Laptop is Tshiba satellite A105 S2719I wanted to do a fresh installation of windows 7 and started the process of booting from CD and installed halfway through the process then after the restart of the system it notified me that it does not support 64 bit windows. My mistake was selecting 64 bit instead of 86 or something. I know my laptop is older and thought 86 is too much and selected 64, not knowing the 64 basically is 32 bit! Then I bought Win XP cd and tried to go through the process again. It went fine until restart and after restart, nothing happens. I installed Windows Several times, (mine and others) and I know after the first portion of DOS installation, it restarts and continues. Now Nothing is going on - just a slightly dim screen. I changed the boot sequence and make it to boot from CD but no matter what, the system ignores the setting and starts from hard disk. Now even the previous WIn 7 and Win xp partial installations went on only after I try to boot from CD some 100 times. It seems the CD drive is faulty but whn I remove the hard disk and try to boot from CD it successfully boots from CD immediately. What can be wrong with my system? I tried several things. even connecting hard drive externally with an adaptor/enclosure. the system tells me that I can not use that drive bla bla. Ok I also tried Flop boot manager. It goes some distance and after detecting the flash drive freezes. Then I said why not clone the operating system on the ha... Read more

Answer:My Toshiba laptop would not boot from CD no matter what!

I couldn't clone the whole of hard drive (another laptop's) due to space limitation. I can if I format it but it has a number of files important.

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