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Can't boot my Tablet. Windows Boot Manager boot failed.

Question: Can't boot my Tablet. Windows Boot Manager boot failed.

Hi, I recently discovered this awesome forum, I'm wondering if someone can help me with this issue. I'm really desperate ...

My tablet's model is Linx 1010 (Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33Ghz, 2GB RAM) with Microsoft Windows 10 32 bits pre-installed on it. I have been using it for more than two years. But suddenly, last week I tried to boot the tablet as usual, and I faced with this error on it:

Windows Boot Manager boot failed.

Upon pressing OK a new message appears:

Upon pressing OK another message appears:

And finally, upon pressing OK, my tablet's UEFI shows up:

Ok, this is all what I have tried:

1) I have made a USB stick with Rufus softwre (selecting FAT 32 file system, GPT partition for UEFI boot) and Windows 10 PRO 32 bits on it.
No success. USB is recognized, in fact the system tries to boot from it, but it fails:

USB is recognized on Boot Manager UEFI option menu:

2) Manually boot from Boot Manager UEFI Option Menu
No success. Same error message described on 1)

3) I installed another 32-bit image (in case the one of Win10 was corrupted) in ANOTHER USB stick
For instance, I installed this image on the new USB How to Reset Linx 7 / 8 / 10 Tablet Password with A Bootable USB Drive | Password Recovery
No success. Exactly the same messages from 1)

4) Pushed Power button and Vol+ simultaneosly, for 10-15 seconds
UEFI shows up (without the errors on 1), but anything changed. No success. Same error messages when I try to boot any OS from Boot Manager option menu.

5) "Boot from file" option on UEFI Menu
On UEFI menu, selecting Boot From File -> Selecting \EFI\Boot\bootia32.efi from the USB. No success. Same messages reported on 1)



6) Disable Secure Boot
On UEFI menu, selecting "Secure Boot Option", disabling Secure Boot didn't change anything. No success. Same messages reported on 1) upon booting.


Well, as you see I'm quite frustrated with this issue.

I'm aware is something damaged, even the "internal" EFI shell can't boot! But I cannot figure out how to reset the UEFI settings or the EFI partition or whatever it is that can't let my tablet boot ...

Has someone any good idea? Would be very grateful. Thank you very much.

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Answer: Can't boot my Tablet. Windows Boot Manager boot failed.

gramenauer,

Welcome to Ten Forums!

Assuming the Linx tablet does not support 32-bit legacy BIOS mode, and that the Windows version you are trying to install matches the tablet's architecture (64-bit or 32-bit).

As far as I know, to repair the EFI Bootloader in Windows 10 normally you need to get the tablet to boot from the USB recovery media and get to the Advanced Options screen to open the command prompt.

However, have seen where Easy Recovery Essentials, (by Neosmart) has helped in some cases:
Fix UEFI Boot: Fix for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

If no luck with ERE, is there any possibility of contacting Linx for some guidance?
Sometimes these support crews have to be called (if phone number is available) in order to get any kind of help.

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

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

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

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I don't have an installation disc, I tried pressing F8 and none of the options there helped. Ubuntu still works totally fine though. So I'm guessing it is not some hard drive crash and my data are fine in Windows but I just can't boot into it! Please Help!!

Answer:Dual Boot: Win7: Boot Manager Status: 0xc000000f boot selection failed

Are you using GRUB2 as bootmanager and is windows one of the options? Or do you start ubuntu from the win7 boot menu?

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Yesterday I accidentally 'killed' csrss.exe. Then, after a bluescreen, my computer restarted and I got the following message:

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

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

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

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

So I tried that, but when I clicked "Repair your computer", I got another error message:

System Recovery Options

This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of Windows.

Then I opened a command promt by pressing Shift+F10 and typed 'chkdsk /r /f d:'(all the other ones were ok) and got

The type of this file system is NTFS.
Corrupt master file table. Windows will attempt to recover
master file table from disk.
Windows cannot recover master file table. CHKDSK aborted.
Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50.

Bootrec /FixMbr and Bootrec /FixBoot didn't do anything either.
After that I rebooted to a gParted live CD and got a Warning;

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Answer:Windows 7: Boot Manager Status 0xc000000f, boot selection failed.

Well; one thing; did you remember to backup anything that you know you is important? Because If not you may be out of luck as it sound like some good sized corruption happened. Which leads me to think that the only way to fix this may be a complete clean install of windows.

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Answer:windows 7 boot manager error 0xc000000e boot selection failed because

Just follow this tutorial. Make sure you first save the user data - e.g. with a live Linux CD. If you need help with that, post back.

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Answer:Help! error 'windows boot manager, boot failed!

Sure sounds like your hard drive may be failing or your boot sector is corrupted. However, since your laptop is only 5 months old, I assume it is still under warranty. With that said, I would recommend that you work this issue through Lenovo support so they can identify the source, authorize a factory service call (if covered), and/or authorize the shipment of any replacement parts (if required). Good luck.

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Answer:Windows Boot Manager boot failed

That simply meams that you have  boot failure. The first picture tells you the pocedure to follow to repair such a poblem. The second one tels you that you may have crashed hard drive and it is no longer accessible. Do the procdure as instructed by googling Microsoft media Creation tool to download and burn the Win 8.1 installer into a pendrive or dvd.

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Answer:Windows Boot Manager boot failed.

Taptop LENOVO G50-70 Model 20351, Window 8.blijft hangen bij mededeling "Windows Boot Manager boot failed"

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I have a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. And when i start the system i get the following message.

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

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

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I searched the forums. But unfortunately i don have the installation disc.
Is there any other way to get through this.
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Code:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

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

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

Status: 0xc000000f

Anyone got a 0x9f bugecheck on rebooting after updating from Build 9841 to Build 9860? No .dmp files written to system. After 3 or 4 hard resets, W10TP finally booted as normal.

Looks like Windows tried to boot from my USB-connected Garmin GPS??? This was the first time I had connected the Garmin using Build 9860. Previously it had been connected multiple times on Build 9841 without any trouble at all.

From eventlog:

Code:
Event[2915]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-UserPnp
Date: 2014-10-23T19:20:04.998
Event ID: 20001
Task: N/A
Level: Information
Opcode: Info
Keyword: N/A
User: S-1-5-18
User Name: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: Colin-Laptop
Description:
Driver Management concluded the process to install driver wpdfs.inf_amd64_2f5838d6d988be9a\wpdfs.inf for Device Instance ID SWD\WPDBUSENUM\_??_USBSTOR#DISK&VEN_GARMIN&PROD_EDGE_500_FLASH&REV_1.00#0000E5CF8EF0&0#{53F56307-B6BF-11D0-94F2-00A0C91EFB8B} with the following status: 0x0.

Answer:Boot Manager Status: 0xc000000f boot selection failed

I got lot's of errors, but no BSOD crashes. 0x80246007 was the most common one.
I restarted about 10 times, and shut completely down before restarting 3 times (in a Virtual Box VM).
Finally gave up and let it rest for a couple of hours - then it went in without problems!
ArrrrrgggggghhhhhhhH!!!!!!!!!

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

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

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

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I don't have an windows installation disc or USB and I don't have a DVD-ROM. I tried some advice on other threads involving shift + F10 or pressing F8 by itself and nothing happened. I only have press delete for setup and F12.

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Hi,

I have a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. And when i start the system i get the following message.

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

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

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

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I searched the forums. But unfortunately i don have the installation disc.
Is there any other way to get through this.
Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Boot Manager Status 0xc000000f, boot selection failed.

You can use a repair disc. To get a repair disc, find someone with Windows 7 32 bit and Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides.

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Hi Oldsm66 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
You may want to check for the hard drive integrity .
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Status: 0xc0000225
Info: A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed.

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Ran a repair (could not fix), diagnostic test (everything passed), /FIXMBR (no change), and Power Off test (no change).

Please HELP!!!!

Answer:Windows Boot Manager - Failed

Hi ReginaM and welcome to TenForums!

What message did you get when Repair couldn't fix problem?

You mentioned /Fixmbr, so you reached repair command prompt.

From Brinks' tutorials:





Run Startup Repair again:
Click/tap on Advanced options, and go to step 2 above. Sometimes it may take running Startup Repair up to 3 times and restarting the PC each time to fix the startup issue.



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Answer:Windows failed to start (Boot Manager) Help

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

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Why are you reinstalling?

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

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

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

File: \Boot\BCD

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


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

I do not have the windows installation disc.

Please try helping me. Also, all I can do is basically start up my computer and it takes me to that screen every time.
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Answer:Windows Boot Manager, missing files error in ASUS Tablet

The error message appears to say that it can't find \Windows\System32\winload.exe
It's most likely one of the following:
- missing from the disk
- the BCD entry is misconfigured
- there may be disk problems (hardware)

Are you able to access the System Repair menu?
Can you get into a Command Prompt?

If not, then I'd have to suggest resetting the system to it's factory state.
If unable to do that, then I'd request recovery media from Asus to restore it

If it's still within the return policy period, you may just want to return it and avoid all of the hassles.

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Hi JaZZyCooL,
 
Thanks for posting in the Lenovo Community,
 
I?d like to ask you did your Lenovo Y400 came a preloaded operating system windows 8?
 
If it came with windows 8 Pre-installed so could you please try to recover the system using the system recovery by pressing in the one key recovery the button with the curve arrow next to the power button,
 
And then choose from the options that came to you: System Recovery,
 
And then Step1 choose restore from initial backup,
 
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I?d like to confirm to you that this operation will return the machine back to the initial state and all ur data will be erased and the machine will be back as new,
 
Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Regards
 

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Hi dizscez, welcome to the forums,
 
I can't promise, but something which has worked for me in similar situations is explained in the following KB article. Basically you would be doing the same as running a system restore to a previous point under Windows
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-XP-and-Vista-discussion/XP-System-Restore-When-Normal-And-Safe-M...

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I've recently built a new rig and I've had continuous problems trying to boot. I have two HDDs and one SDD. It seems when the two HDDs are plugged in, i can sometimes boot ok, and most times i get:






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

Status: 0xc000000e

Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible


Or

Please select a boot device, or something to the affect.

I've updated to the latest bios on my new mobo ( Gigabyte z97x SOC Force ) and ive done a fresh install of windows several times on the SDD. I also ran crystal disk to check health on the SDD and it came back healthy.

It seems mostly my boot problems are linked to plugging in the two other HDDs, though I've no idea why this would be, and how to fix it? Is it a motherboard problem or a HDD problem?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows boot fail: Boot selection failed because a required device is

Hi

Please post a screenshot of "Disk Management" as per this guide - Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

( Make sure all disks are plugged ).

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Hello, I have recently installed windows 7 on my 60 ocz harddrive and had a previous windows folder on my c drive disc drive. I wanted to get rid of all the old files and folders so I ran Dban to nuke the hard drive. Now I cannot access Windows at all.. Boot manager is missing and I cannot recover it by using the installation discs.. It gives me this error whenever I boot the install disc.

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix this problem.
1. insert your windows disc.
2. Choose your language
3. Click "Repair your computer"

File: \Boot\BCD

status: 0Xc000000f

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

I cannot access Windows repair

Things ive tried


1. Resetting Bios to default
2. disconnecting all hardrives but one to install or repair windows
3. using the installation disc to repair windows

I am about to give up and buy a whole new motherboard and harddrives because this has me truly stumped.. If anyone can help that would be great.

Answer:Windows Failed to start Missing Boot Manager 0xC000000f

Does this thread help you:



   Note
Go through carefullyBSOD Error 0xF4 CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION 1 hour after cold boot

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Hello,

thanks for reading. Everytime I switch on my pc it pop up this message. The problem is I dont have the installation disc anymore. So I dont know how to repair this. Is there a way to replace or repair the tcpip.sys file without the installation disc ?

This is the message which pop up:

Windows Boot Manager

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

1. Insert you Windows installation disc and restart your computer
2. Choose your language settings, and the click "Next
3. Click "repair your computer"

File: \Windows\System32\drivers\tcpip.sys
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.

At the bottom it says press enter to continue or esc to exit.

Answer:tcpip.sys windows boot manager failed to start ... without installation dis ?

Hi -

If Windows came pre-installed on your system, contact the system manufacturer to purchase a replacement Windows OEM DVD. Most charge $20-$30.

If you own a full retail copy of Windows, contact Microsoft for replacement media --> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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If i start the windows 8 it shows 'default boot device missing or boot failed' i uploaded the image.....then if i press ok ...it shows 'boot manager' but there are no option ....but it shows 'Enter to select an option' ...then if i press esc button it shows ....'No bootable device please restart system' ......and i cant start the windows.....pls somebody help me to solve this
 

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I?ve got a strange one on my hands here. I can not boot into windows 7 without having my windows 7 install disk in the drive at boot up and wait past the hit any botton to boot off of cd. If I try to boot without the disk in the drive I get the boot manager is missing error.
Also I can get windows 7 to recognize one of my SATA drives.
I have a pair of drives in raid 0
A 160 gig drive windows can see
A 250 gig drive that windows can?t see
My mobo is a Abit   ix38 quadgt
 
Thanks,

Answer:Boot manager is missing, will not boot without the windows 7 install disk in the drive

sprogis, If Windows isn't able to repair the problem on its own, you might try EasyBCD .-Alex

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I used to have a W7 system in IDE, MBR and since I had to reinstall everything from sratch, I decided to set my drives to AHCI, UEFI/GPT. After install, I checked the BIOS settings and saw that in my Boot Options I had the "Windows Boot Manager" set as #1, my SSD set as #2 and DVD drive as #3.
 
When I change the boot priority and set my SSD as #1, my computer won't boot and asks for a bootable device although the system is install on my SSD. I don't have a multiboot system, there's only W7 present so why do I have a "Windows Boot Manager" in my BIOS? I thought it was only for multi boot systems so I don't get why it's showing up here.
 
When I go to msconfig, startup, there's only one system displayed (W7).
 
Since I'm new to AHCI/GPT, I don't know what's normal and what's not. If it's not normal, how come I got this Windows Boot Manager in my BIOS? Maybe the old MBR wasn't erased even though I ran a secure Erase on my SSD?

Answer:Single OS and Windows boot manager showing up in BIOS Boot options?

Windows Boot Manager is standard on a UEFI/GPT disk. 
 
See this post for an explanation.
 
A more detailed explanation is here under the UEFI boot manager

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Even after uninstalling bitdefender, the tool of windows boot manager has the bitdefender menu.
How to remove it ?

I am using easybcd boot manager.
 

Answer:How to remove Bitdefender boot menu from the tool of Windows boot manager

Could you provide an image?
 

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this is what I did, since I have no CD-ROM, to install Win7 I created a partion X: NTFS and set it as the ACTIVE ONE, the put there the Windows 7 installation files, and opened prompt command to type bootsect.exe /n60 X: , next I restarted my computer, and automatically it booted into the Windows 7 setup, I installed Windows 7 on the partition C: and formatted the partition C:, everything installed and after the installation finished, a multiple choice menu appears that reads:
Windows 7
Windows Setup

I believe my error was not to set partition C: back as the active one, during the installation process where it asks you in which partition to install, I just formatted C: but forgot to set it as the ACTIVE ONE

I have 6 partition in total, but there is no need to put them all, just the ones , that are involved, this is how my partitions look:
Cboot,page file,crash dump, primary partition)
XSystem,Active,Primary partition <<<this one became hidden



Code:

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume6
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
integrityservices Enable
default {current}
resumeobject {d83e2461-3627-11e2-b0f9-efb109b9309a}
displayorder {current}
{7619dcc9-fafe-11d9-b411-000476eba25f}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windo... Read more

Answer:Windows boot files or boot manager installed in wrong partitiion

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.

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Hallo,

After creating a UEFI bootable USB thumb drive with Rufus (using Windows 8.1 Enterprise ISO x64), for a Dell Optiplex 3010 (configured as UEFI only, no CSM, latest firmware version, Windows 8 installed), I didn't see a USB boot option, so I tried to add one manually. Unfortunately I erased the existing boot option (boot manager) by mistake. Although there were two boot options for PXE booting, the machine will not start anymore, even when there is an active WDS server on the network.

I also see Led's 2 and 3 lighting up, meaning according to the manual 'hardware ok but bios possibly damaged/corrupt'.

I understand I cannot start the machine from a bios boot disk because of GPT partitioning, and the UEFI USB boot disk I made might be corrupt (as it didn't show up as a boot option), however I don't understand why it won't boot from the PXE network card, as these boot options are still there.

Any suggestions on how to solve this?

Thanks for any useful tips,
Bavo

Answer:Deleted Uefi boot option (Windows Boot Manager) by mistake

The Windows Boot Manager is held in the Bios and restores itself if you boot to a UEFI capable device. Could you please explain exactly what you did to "Add" the USB boot option?

I haven't used Rufus since it is so easy to just format the drive yourself, but it did format in Fat32?

I have the PXE boot options disabled in my bios since I do not have a network boot option.

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Hi, I really need some help here.

My system has two drives:
1) SSD (C: drive) where my win7 OS boots from (call this normal_win7)
2) HDD (D: drive) where I keep my data

I created a D:\virtual_win7.vhd file and installed win7 on it (for testing purposes) following these instructions:

Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot

When I boot, I get no boot menu asking me to choose either between normal_win7 or virtual_win7 install. By default, it boots into virtual_win7. To boot into normal_win7, I need to press F11 at reboot to enter into Boot Menu and select it. I thought I would be presented with a boot menu at reboot each time? Those instructions I followed in the link told me the boot manager would be present. So I got a feeling something went wrong somewhere.

These are some things I observed:

1. I installed EasyBCD within normal_win7 and it only has one entry listed in the bootloader:


HTML Code:
Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
2. Within System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Startup and Recovery, there is also only one entry.

3. In Disk Management (within normal_win7), the vhd does not appear.

Questions:

What do I need to do to get the boot menu manager going when I reboot my system to allow OS selection?

Why doesn't the vhd appear in Disk Management within normal_win7? Is it because it is being dynamically mounted each time it is booted into? I thought th... Read more

Answer:Boot issues with virtual hard disk. No windows boot manager

I guess everyone is using win8 these days, or my question is at the cutting edge of technology that no one knows the answer

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Had my Toshiba Satellie Pro A300 for a few months, but now my machine won't boot up and gives me the following error each time on a black screen.
I am running Visa Business:

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

*1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer*
*2. Choose your language settings, and then click 'next'*
*3. Click 'repair your computer'*

*If you do not have this disc, contact your systems administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance*
*File: \Boot\BCD*
*Status: 0xc000000f*
*Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data"*

I haven't updated or installed anything just before this error occured, and I dont want to use the Toshiba recovery disk that was supplied with my laptop, as this warns it will format the hard drive which is not what I want to do. I cant even get into Safe Mode or anything to try and resolve this problem.

Unfortunately I had not got round to creating the recovery DVD's from my system itself, which think would enable me to access the recovery console.

The instructions suggest inserting the Windows Recovery Disk to try and 'repair' the error, but this was not supplied with my laptop so what should I do??
Is it possible to get one from Toshiba or download it??

Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is causing me a major headache, and I dont want to lose everything already stored... Read more

Answer:Satellie Pro A300 won't boot up - Windows Boot Manager Errror

>The instructions suggest inserting the Windows Recovery Disk to try and 'repair' the error, but this was not supplied with my laptop so what should I do?? Is it possible to get one from Toshiba or download it??

The notebook should be equipped with the HDD recovery option which would mean that you could recover the notebook without any disk.
Press F8 while powering the notebook. Then choose ?repair my computer?.
Then choose Toshiba recovery and start the installation?

Finally if the notebook will boot up properly create the Recovery DVD using the preinstalled Toshiba recovery disk creator.

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I need to put the Windows OS, that means Windows Boot Manager in BIOS at Boot option 2, but in this case it does not boot.
I need to put at boot position 1 PXE boot and if that fails boot from Boot option 2 (Windows). How could I do that?
My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3.

Thank you!

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Hello,

I have been using windows xp for a long time. I have two actual HD, one partitioned into 4, and another without any partition, giving me a total of 5. I was using two instance of windows xp installed in drive C and another in drive E (both are actually located in just one HD, but the other HD somehow got in between the two)

I finally decided to change the windows xp in drive C into windows 7. After installation, my previous option of choosing between which windows xp to use no longer appears and it goes straight to my new windows 7. I tried these four command :

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"
bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=E:
bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr
bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

So now an option appears before loading any windows but whenever i try to go to windows xp, it cant. It seems like i need to do more bcdedit.

Please help. Thanks!

Regards,
Deggen

Answer:Dual boot with Windows 7, and XP no longer appears in Boot Manager

Another physical hard drive can not possibly get between 2 partitions on a totally seperate physical hard drive.

If you can get in to your machine, post us a shot of disk management.

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I need to put the Windows OS, that means Windows Boot Manager in BIOS at Boot option 2, but in this case it does not boot.
I need to put at boot position 1 PXE boot and if that fails boot from Boot option 2 (Windows). How could I do that?
My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3.

Thank you!

Answer:Windows Boot Manager in BIOS boots only at Boot position 1

I hope I haven't misunderstood your question.
All motherboards have a boot priority list.
It will check all sources according to that list until it reaches a source that has a functional operating system or atleast a trace of an operating system boot file.

PXE boot is a network boot, so it will search your network for a server that contains an operating system and will boot that.
Windows should be installed into your hard drive and should usually be your first priority boot device.

However, since you have asked how to change this, simply go to the motherboard BIOS.
The keys vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but a quick google search should help you. Common ones include F10, Del, Fn+F2.

Before the system has a chance to to boot, press the appropriate buttons repeatedly until you get access to the BIOS. Here you can navigate using your arrow keys on th keyboard to something a tab called something like along the lines of 'boot'.

Then navigate down and find boot order. The onscreen instruction will tell you which controls to use to change the order and move items up and down. Once you are satisfied, you may exit with saving changes and after reboot, the order you specified will be followed.

Cheers!

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I need to put the Windows OS, that means Windows Boot Manager in BIOS at Boot option 2, but in this case it does not boot.
I need to put at boot position 1 PXE boot and if that fails boot from Boot option 2 (Windows). How could I do that?
My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3.

Thank you!

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BOOT MANAGER IS COORUPT AND CAN NOT BE REPAIRED OR REBUILT THROUGH WINDOWS COMMAND PROMPT, CANNOT NOTUSE BOOT REPAIR DISK EITHER, i HAVE TRIED WINDOWS 7 FRESH INSTALL, WINDOWS 7 REPAIR BOOT DISK, I HAVE TRIED A LINUX BOOT REPAIR DISK, I HAVE TRIED TO USE
BOOTSECT, BOOTREC, BOOTMBR, BOOTCFG, BOOT /FIXMBR, BOT /FIXBOOT, SCAN0S,
REBUILD, AND NOTHING SEEMS TO REPAIR THE BOOT DRIVE. ALL OF THIS IS BECAUSE OF A MISSING USB DRIVER THAT WINDOWS TRIED TO LOCATE FOR MY MOTOROLA HONE, AND IT COMPRESSED THE ENTIRE BOOT FILE AND DURING A RECOVERY OF SYSTEM IT TOALLY WIPED THE ENTIRE BOOT
PATH FROM WINDOWS COMMAND . SO I ASK YOU WHAT CAN I DO AT THIS POINT IN TIME TO RECOVER THE SYSTEM, PLEASE HELP, AS I AM AT MY WITS END AND COMPLETELY FRUSTRATED.

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Hey guys.. I am very anxious and frustrated about this issue. I have searched frantically all on multiple forums but the solutions are all over and I just can't..
I have seen some really knowledgeable users here while looking at threads to solve my problem so this is my best bet.. I really do not want to lose all my data :/

I am willing to follow any instructions provided as I am very desperate.

Background Information

My laptop automatically boots into Startup Repair, and once it finishes "repairing", the laptop restarts and boots into Startup Repair once again, looping the whole process. The diagnostic and repair details from Startup Repair showed that the "root cause found" was that the "Boot manager failed to find OS Loader", and the repair action for "File repair" and "Boot configuration data store repair failed".

This is the second time this issue has happened, where I tried to boot up my laptop after hibernating it. Prior to encountering this issue again, reboot, sleep, and shutting down my computer worked fine. Also, I think before the two times the issue happened, I was installing some Windows Updates. I am trying to avoid restoring the disk back to factory state.

What I have tried
Letting Startup Repair finish. Just simply loops back.
Running chkdsk /f on my C: drive. No errors and fixes.
Pressing F8 to access Advanced Boot Options does not work. Goes to Startup Repair.
System restore to the point before the Win... Read more

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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Hello, I had an issue with my Windows 8 where I was forced to reinstall it. I have completely wiped my SSD and reinstalled Windows 8 on it. However, now it will not let me pick my boot order. It is forcing me to use Windows Boot Manager as my Boot Option 1. If I use anything else, I just get a black screen with a blinking line cursor.

It didn't use to do this before I had to reinstall. I'm not sure how to fix this. It also will not let me choose F11 boot options, it always is forcing me to use Windows Boot Manager.

How do I make it so I can boot from whichever boot order I want, instead of using Boot Manager?
 

Answer:Computer will not boot to my SSD, it's forcing me to use Windows Boot Manager.

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Hi,

I installed Windows 7 in UEFI mode to an SDD and I figured it would be easy to take my old drive which also had Windows 7 installed, hook it up to a SATA port, and copy over the files that I wanted.

In my BIOS interface I can select the SSD drive to boot from, or "Windows Boot Manager". Only selecting the later boots allows me to boot from the SSD, and only if the old drive is not hooked up. When I hook up my old drive (which had Windows 7 installed WITHOUT UEFI), selecting "Windows Boot Manager" will cause my system to try (and fail) to boot from my old drive.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Why is Windows Boot Manager choosing to try and boot from my old drive? Windows Boot Manager I believe resides on the SSD since that was the only drive connected during my new Windows 7 install, so why the heck wouldn't it default to booting the Windows 7 installation on that drive?! I've tried moving the old drive to different SATA ports and to a secondary SATA controller but it makes no difference, Windows Boot Manager always insists on trying to boot from it.

If I hadn't used UEFI I could have just told the bios what drive to boot from. But thanks to this new and "improved" standard I can't exercise this simplest of controls. Any ideas?

My mobo is a Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 btw.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows Boot Manager won't boot the correct drive

How to Migrate to a Solid-State Drive Without Reinstalling Windows

see if you missed anything.

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My Dell Inspiron 660 is 2 months old. It came with Windows 8 preinstalled. My problem: I am trying to change the boot order so I can boot from CD ROM as a first option. I have tried using the "F" keys on boot, but it just ignores me and goes on to boot up. I have also tried the "Advanced Options > UEFI Firmware Settings" in "Change PC Settings" and got the same results. I spent some time on the phone with a Dell tech. After trying all the things I had already tried, he and his supervisor decided I must have a bad Motherboard. Does this sound right? Is there any way to repair this problem?

Answer:Can't get into Windows Boot Manager to change boot order.

The option your looking for is located in the BIOS. Try using the Del key to access the BIOS setup screen on startup.

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Hi,

Have a new computer with freshly installed W7 on a SSD drive. The computer boots properly unless external HD are connected. If I have external HDs connected (USB 3) it fails to find windows. I've been into the BIOS and there Windows Boot Manager is set as first choice and I have disabled booting from external drives.

Why is WBM unable to find the installation on the SSD? Can I manually change the settings in WBM to select the SSD?

Going nuts on this so any suggestion is appreciated.

Christoffer

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Hi there, first time posting. I have a problem on my system that on startup it opens windows boot manager and I have to choose to open windows vista. The only other option is to do a diagnostic scan, (which I have tried selecting with no results.) From What I have read, I understand this page would show up if I had multiple operating systems, but I don't. It didn't do this before. Can anybody help with what may be the issue?
Thanks in advance.

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I was having issues with Windows crashing when waking up from sleep. Everything seemed to point to driver issues, and while chasing that down I deleted several Acronis drivers from the registry. Acronis had been uninstalled, but left some artifacts behind.When I rebooted I got an Boot Manager error - basically not found.

I ran Windows startup repair 2-3 times without effect.

Windows recovery shows 2 recent backups are present, but neither is visible from the Restore window.

Tried to repair the MBR from Partition Wizard (8.1) and although it was successful Windows still doesn't boot. PW shows the partition is present and active but not as boot.

Happy Monday . Any ideas?

Answer:Boot manager corrupted - Windows fails to boot

Are you saying that after editing the Registry Win7 will not start? This can be fatal if you didn't save a System Restore point before messing with the registry.

Try a System Restore from System Recovery Options as far back as necessary.

If that fails confirm that Win7 or it's System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) is Partition Marked Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

If that doesn't help then everything that can possibly be done is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot leading up to if necessary rescuiing any files before running Recovery or doing the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You will get and keep a perfect install for exactly as long as you stick with the tools and methods in that tutorial, as proven by over a million consumers who have used it without a single complaint.

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I have a 64G SSD drive and a 300G hard drive.

I set c drive drive to be the whole SSD drive. Cd drive to d:.
and an e drive to be 100G. (out of the 300G.

I am running an AMD phenom quad core with 12 G of memory.

I have spent hours on this and read countless posts.

I have tried diabling all start programs. I downloaded all of the latest drivers from Gigabyte and alsso got the AMD series series 7 chip set drivers from AMD.
I have narrowed it down to:

When windows boots, it sits at starting windows for 2-3 minutes and then loads.
I have set custom events for ids 100-110 and it shows nothing or warnings on event 100 with no details. Once the balls become the windows icon, windows brings up my long on.

Here is the vital clue, I installed Norton ghost 15. when I copy the drive to a third hard drive, the boot manager comes up.

When I select boot windows 7, it load starting windows and then the balls with the windows icon almost instantly.

It stays like this way even when I disconnect the 3rd drive.


If I remove boot manager, I am back to 2-3 minutes to get past starting windows.

Answer:Windows 7 boot is slow (2-3 minutes) without boot manager

I would uninstall Norton and make sure all traces of its infection are gone.

We use lightweight free tools here for best performance of Win7: Micrsoft Security Essentials with the Win7 firewall, Partition Wizard bootable CD for fail-safe partitioning of every imaginable variety, and built-in Win7 backup imaging or free Macrium Reflect.

If the problem persists use the tool the Pro's use to trace slow startup: Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi
After a failed windows update, I am not able to boot my laptop.
Finally, after being passed from one agent to another during some hours today, I was eventually forwarded to a 14th person at Dell, who was the right kind person to help me with my problem. Hurah!
But we could not find a solution.
During the call, I had to delete the Windows Boot Manager that figured in the sequence, and which was not working. And then to add it again.
So far so good.
I added WINDOWS BOOT MANAGER after clicking on $boot (after choosing one of my partitions).
But it then showed up as WINDOWS BOOT MANAG
I tried again Windows Boot Manager
which, again, came up as Windows Boot Manag
Two letters missing... So this is not working, and computer still doesn't boot into OS.
Any idea how to add Windows Boot Manager correctly?
by the way, I found this file bootsector.bak - is this of any use to restore my boot sector??
Would be great to get some help. I am on that issue full time since 3 days now, and can't even do my normal job. 
Thanks a lot!!

Windows version:  10.0.16299.15 Inspiron 3437

Answer:How to add Windows Boot Manager into boot sequence in BIOS?

Take a look at the suggested answers in this thread.  The interface is a bit different, but the file you need to select should be the same: en.community.dell.com/.../20013288

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Since I was having some issues with my system, I just reinstalled W7 from scratched on my SSD. With this new install I decided to go the AHCI, UEFI, GPT route instead of MBR and IDE like on my previous install.

Everything installed smoothly. I took a look at my BIOS setting and I can see in my Boot options that my #1 boot option is set to "Windows Boot Manager". My SSD is #2 and my DVD drive is #3. I only have one system installed (W7) so I'm not dual booting.

When I change the boot order and set my SSD as #1, my computer won't boot and tells to select a drive with a bootable system. "Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected boot device and press any key"

Is this normal behavior?? If not, how do I fix this?
Thanks

Answer:Why do I have to select the Windows Boot Manager in the BIOS to boot?

When you reinstalled Windows you should have disconnected the other drives and leave only your SSD connected as now you have your boot files on the other hard drive so either reinstall Windows disconnecting the other hard drives and reconnect when you're done or follow the suggestions in this thread

I need to move the boot files of win7x64

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Today I installed Windows 10 on my machine (ASUS N55SF laptop) for the first time on a separate hard drive. Now I have Windows 7 on my main hard drive and Windows 10 on my new drive (the latter being an SSD one). After installing Windows 10, I got a new boot option in my BIOS called "Windows Boot Manager" which is set as default, but it runs Windows 10 directly, I can't see any boot manager (I can assure "Windows Boot Manager" behaves this way because my BIOS lets me override the boot option, so that I can directly run any boot option, and this is probably the only way I can run Windows 7 currently).

If I go to Start → Advanced system settings → Startup and Recovery → Settings, I only see Windows 10 in the "Default operating system" drop-down menu, while I only see Windows 7 if I do this while on Windows 7. It's like the two OSs are not completely aware of each other.

Sorry if this was asked already, but couldn't find any similar thread.

Answer:No Windows Boot Manager on dual boot system (7 & 10)

You probably installed Windows 10 to the unallocated space on the SSD and let it create it's own partitions? When you do that, Windows 10 also creates it's own completely separate boot partition and boot files. You will just have to add the entry for Windows 7 to the new BCD store created on the SSD when you did the clean install of Windows 10.

If you had created an empty, NTFS formatted partition on the SSD first - and point Windows 10 to the already created partition, then it would have picked up on the Windows 7 boot files and just added the Windows 10 entry to those instead of creating new boot files.

There is a bcdedit command (I think) that will add the Windows 7 entry to the new BCD store, but will have to wait until at home to figure out what it is.

You can also use EasyBCD to do it, or Macrium Reflect Free (at least with the rescue disc version).

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Hi,

In my hard-disk i have total 4 partition ©:windows, (D):data, (E):HP Recovery Manager and (F):Windows 7. Therefore Initial Stage where Windows Boot Manager loads i use to get two option whether want to load from windows 7 or Windows vista.

But some few days back my pc were infected with trojon, etc. Then i used HP Recovery Manager to restore my PC to default factory settings. After re-installing Windows Vista from the Recovery manager, I reconize that i am unable to boot to my Windows 7. I think Boot Manager has been disturbed. If i place Windows 7 DVD then windows files load and then hangs for few mins and then message displays that
"Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.
If you continue to receive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer.
Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred."

I dint Attach any removable storage to my pc.

I have tried EasyBCD 2.1, but installation stops in middle and program exits without installing it.

Therefore how to boot from Windows 7 and fix the Boot Manager, where i can load in both the windows version.

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Ok, so things have gone to pot and I don't know where the fault lies between a damned virus and my own mistakes in trying to fix the laptop.
I have a Toshiba Satellite A505-S69803; serial number Y9340538Q, with Windows 7, 500Gb HDD at 5400rpm and 4Gb RAM... I think that's all correct.
Anyway, long story short, I got a b!tch of a virus, which apparantly was doing all sorts of nasty things to the explorer.exe file in particular. So I backed up all my important stuff: files, Uni work, writings, music and photos etc onto an external hard-drive and went about restoring the laptop to out-of-box factory settings by making the Windows 7 Recovery Media Discs. But when I try to use the discs I get told after about 30 minutes The Toshiba Recovery Wizard "Can't read from the source file or disk: PREINST5.SW5" with options to: Try Again (The same thing happens), or Skip (Same message again), or Cancel (in which case I'm back where I started).
After the Recovery Wizard failed I chose the option to erase the hard-drive; it then appeared that when I turn on the laptop as normal I was told <Error>: F3-F200-0002 and the Recovery Media Disks still refuse to work.

Now, if I turn on the laptop as normal a message t
elling me to insert the installation disc, choose language and click "repair your computer". So I put in the recovery disc and get the same message.
Toshiba can't help as my A505 is an American model in Britain and out of warran... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 Toshiba A505 Windows Boot Manager and Recovery Media failed

Wow! 180 views and so much assistance. Thank you, all.

Sorry, not meaning to sound sarcastic, I just expected a bit of help; even if it was to tell me I had been idiotic screwed it up myself and may as well throw the laptop away!

Regardless, I am only replying today to say that I believe the problem has resolved itself. I was able to use an image of Windows XP to place drivers and an OS on the hard drive. From there I was able to use the Recovery Discs afforementioned, which have now worked and I have Win7 back up and running. It wasn't as simple as I just made it sound because I don't really understand how I have fixed it, but fixed it I have.
 

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what does this mean? what do I need to do to repair? I have no windows installation cd as I bought the laptop with all the software on it - it was a demo in comet

Answer:Windows Boot Manager - windows failed to load because the HAL is missing

Hi

I assume the \System32\Hal.dll is missing.
This means that your windows OS needs to be reinstalled.

I don?t know what notebook you have but I think that Toshiba recovery disk creator was preinstalled on your notebook. This software creates the Toshiba recovery DVD which help you to reinstall the OS. But now it?s to late? you cannot boot into the OS.

You could try this:
Press F8, choose repair my computer and then choose Toshiba HDD Recovery.
Maybe this option is available.

If not then you would need a Windows installation disk?

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Yesterday, I was trying to boot the Windows 10 prerelease from an iso on my hard drive using EasyBCD. It failed to boot and i made the careless mistake of removing my main os (Windows 8.1) instead of 10 from the boot manager on windows. i'm pretty sure that windows 8 remains on my hard drive it's just not showing in my boot manager, and with that am curious if there is a way to boot windows 8.1 even though its not showing in boot manager. Thanks.

Answer:Can i boot an OS not listed in the windows boot manager?

edit:

How to use the BCDboot command in Windows 8/10 -> link

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My pc doesn't work now. After windows boot manager appears, i choose windows xp and was immediately greeted with a black screen. Lights on my pc was still on. At first i thought perhaps xp is corrupted, so i reboot into windows vista and was met with the same black screen. Both versions of windows reboot after a few mins of black screens. Any ideas? I HAVE BOTH XP AND VISTA INSTALL.DISCS BYW

Answer:Windows doesn't boot after boot manager

First of all, welcome to BC !
 
I would say your best bet at this point would be to use your Vista disc to do a full reinstall of Vista, this should get your computer running again even if it only has Vista on it. Vista at least has the advantage of being still supported.
 
The problem here is that a full re-install will wipe - format - your hard drive so the question becomes 'have you got any data on this computer that you don't have backed to external media ?'.  If you do have data that you haven't got backed up, probably the simplest way to do this is to create a self-booting Puppy Linux disc and use that to boot your computer and recover your data to some sort of external media - DVDs, memory stick, external hard drive, whatever. You will of course have to use a different computer to create the Puppy disc. You can get the necessary files and information on how to use it from here -
 
http://puppylinux.org/main/Overview%20and%20Getting%20Started.htm
 
Between that and your Vista disc you should be able to salvage your data and get your computer running again.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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I've searched for this on the web and haven't found the answer:
1. What is the maximum number of Widows 8 OS's that Windows 8 Boot Manager can accommodate that aren't a VHD?

2. What is the maximum number of Widows 8 OS's that Windows 8 Boot Manager can accommodate that includes VHD's?
What I'm hoping for with planning a new system (once 8 is available) is a gaming system where each game has its own OS (or in other words about 100 OS's). The reason? A "clean" system for each game with it's own settings and controls that I don't have to alter.. but particularly each game running from System Memory via a software Ram Drive.

If the answers to either 1 or 2 above would not​ accommodate this goal, what is the nicest GUI/boot manager available that would work and that didn't conflict with Windows 8?
Thanks.

Answer:Multi-Boot with Windows 8 Boot Manager?

I don't know the maximum - I often have around 30 boot menu entries - I seem to recall having 36 at one stage.

Will that be enough for you?

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I apologize for the length.A friends computer is having issues so I told him I would look at it. I've never used a computer with Vista, so I'm kind of lost. You guys have always been very helpful in the past, so that's why I'm here. The computer is a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit. I don't know anything about the history or installed programs in this computer.On startup, it went directly to a black screen showing this message:"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:1. Insert your Windows installation disk and restart your computer2. Choose your language settings and the click "Next"3. Click Repair your computerFile: \Boot\BCDStatus: 0xc000014cInfo: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data."I did so, and was able to access the Startup Repair. Here is the results from the first scan:"Startup repair cannot repair this computer automaticallyWindows is checking for a solution to the problem"I clicked to view the details, and this is what it said:"DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR DETAILS:Numer of repair attempts:2SESSION DETAILS:System Disk = \device\harddisk0Windows Directory = c:\windowsAutoChk Run = 0Number of Root Causes = 1TEST PERFORMED:Name: Check for UpdatesResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 31 msTEST PERFORMED:Name: System Disk TestResult: Completed successfully. Error code = ... Read more

Answer:Windows boot manager; Windows failed to start

ROOT CAUSE FOUND: Boot configuration is corrupt.Repair action: Partition table repairI would suspect a bad hard driveGo to the support site of your hard drive's manufacturer and download their diagnostic tool and run it

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windows boot manager
file: \Boot\BCD
status: 0xc000000d

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Hello,  So I updated my Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 with the latest Windows update last night, and now I can turn it on anymore. I get the infamous Boot Manager Failed message.  In the BIOS screen, trying legacy mode or resetting to default settings won't change anything. My review of the forum posts or other pages on this on the Internet did not lead to anything useful.  Any idea / advice as to how to proceed? I don't have a separate computer with me right now by the way, and ideally I'd like to keep my files / data.. I apparently can reset everything but not sure if it'll fix things, and pretty sure it'll format the hard drive.  Help!  Thanks. 


























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Hi all,

I followed some instructions to remove the Windows 8 Dual Boot by just deleting the Windows 8 Partition and that there was no need to edit the boot menu as everything will be done automatically after restart.

Now, when I tried to reboot my computer, the computer hangs at the screen where you are suppose to select to boot up Windows 7 or Windows 8.

As I had deleted Windows 8 Already, it should not prompt me to select to boot Windows 8 but rather directly boot into Windows 7.

How should I proceed from here ? I am currently installing Fedora Dual Boot on my laptop so hopefully I am able to do some salvaging from there....

Thanks in advance !

Warmest Regards,
Zeke

Answer:Windows 7 Crashes at Boot Manager after Deleting Windows 8 Dual Boot

Take a windows 7 installation DVD/USB thumbdrive, boot from it, select "I want to repair my computer" and then do a "startup repair".

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I have a problem with my son's brand new Dell. It had been working fine when it suddenly came up with the error message - "Boot manager failed to find OS loader". This is after it has been through a repair routine which I assume is Windows RE, that assures us that the repair has been provided and all will now be well. Sadly, it does exactly the same on the next attempt to start it so we have an endless loop. We can't seem to break out of it to get at anything like a C prompt and we have looked in the listing provided when F12 is pressed.

Any help or suggestions would be gratefully received.

Thanks

Answer:Boot manager failed to find OS loader

Hi, here is a link to Microsoft's "How RE Works"....
http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window....mspx?mfr=true

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Boot Manager Failed to load - ntoskrnl.exe

Heh all... brand new to the forums but have been here for the past two days trying everything I can find to try and get my Vista Ultimate machine working again

Unfortunately... no luck soo far

I shut the computer off the other night before work, came home in the morning and rebooted... and upon loading got a black screen "Windows Boot Manager" coming up asking/telling me to "Repair" the computer.

File: \Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Status: 0xc000098
Info: Windows failed to load because the kernal is missing, or corrupt

I installed my vista disc and went through the repair... nada. I then tried a restore... nada... and now am at a loss.

Is there a way to copy the file via the Command Prompt to the Vista drive from the dvd? Is it that simple (ha... I know... it never is)?

Thanks for any direction you can give me on this... next up is a new Hard Drive so I can try and save my important files and mail... but that will not be here for a week or so (joys of living in a small town).

Answer:Boot Manager Failed to load - ntoskrnl.exe

Hello Medic583, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Other than a clean reinstall, you might try a Repair (upgrade) install to see if it can fix Vista for you.

Repair Install For Vista

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I've been strugling with this for days now.  My son's Win8 computer was shut down the other day, upon reboot, it pops straight into the Gateway symbol and Win's automatic repair attempt (which always fails) and leads to the location of a log file.  The log file says:
 
Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
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Number of repair attempts: 1
Session details
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System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory = C:\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1
Test Performed:
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Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms
Test Performed:
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Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 0 ms
Test Performed:
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Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 78 ms
Test Performed:
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Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 31 ms
Test Performed:
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Name: Target OS test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 265 ms
Test Performed:
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Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
Time taken = 218 ms
Test Performed:
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Name: Boot manager diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error c... Read more

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Hallo all,
yesterday im update my laptop with 3/4 latest optional update
after restart, my laptop open startup repair and always open everytime i open it.
and always with same result.

Startup Repair
Windows cannot repair this computer automatically

with same error, below the detail:

Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
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Number of repair attemps: 1

Session details
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System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory = C:\windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root cause = 1

....other.............

Root cause found:
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Boot manager failed to find Os Loader.

Repair action: File repair
Result: Failed. Error Code = 0x490
Time taken = 5522ms

Repair action: Boot configuration data store repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x490
Time taken = 156ms

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my laptop is Window 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit.
Any information i will post here. sorry for my bad english.

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We pushed out March 2016 updates yesterday (3/21/16) through WSUS from a stand alone server on a 2012 AD network. Come in this morning to find some desktops and laptops would not boot. They immediately went into a repair process that could not be stopped.

Upon further investigation, we found that that the OSLoader was not working and therefore the OS could not load. So far the only thing we've found that works is to reinstall windows 7 onto the affected machines.

Things we have tried: (I am going to link pages instead of trying to write it all down.)
http://www.jessechen.net/blog/boot-manager-failed-to-find-os-loader-0x490/
    Tried this from a win 7 sp1 dvd.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/boot-manager-failed-to-find-os-loader-code-0x490/de24e445-bce3-4532-be85-62cb90dbf3b4?auth=1
   Very similar directions, still did not work
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/automated-startup-repair-fails-cannot-find-os/81789756-858e-4adc-a25b-2c0d0c234e0d
    Again, very similar solutions, did not work.

While we have a work around, I'd really like to know what could have caused this and what the actual fix is. It was only about 20 machines effected, but a better solution then reinstalling windows would be a great thing to have.

If you have any questions, please ask if you think you have a solution, I do have a leftover to experiment with.

Update 3/23/16
I was able to replicate the issue... Read more

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I have 2 hard drives. One HD is XP and it boots fine from boot manager. The other drive has Windows 7 and gives me error code oxc000000e in boot manager when I try to boot it. I have XP as the default on IDE and Windows 7 is on SATA. I loaded 7 on the SATA though while disconnecting XP IDE drive to avoid any possible conflicts.

None of my keyboard keys give me the luxury to bring up a direct boot list like other forum posters I have read. My only other option is going in bios and changing boot priority. Windows 7 boots fine when I do that.

Windows Boot Manager would allow fastest boot to avoid going into bios every time choosing what OS I want. How can I safely edit the BCD? It seems complicated but I know I could do it with a good instructor.

I just want to be able to turn my computer on and have the Boot manager pop up and let me choose what OS I want to boot.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.

Answer:Windows boot manager will not boot 7

Hello Beta Boy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you disconnected the XP drive during installation, the boot entry for Windows 7 was never added to the default boot file on the XP drive. You should be able to run a Startup Repair with your Windows 7 installation disc to fix this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

I had Windows 7 installed on my PC and I wanted to install Windows 8 in dual boot, so I bought a SSD and installed it and then proceeded to install Windows 8 on the SSD.

Now when I restart the computer, it just boots into Windows 8 without loading the boot manager where I can choose the OS.

Instead, the only way to get into Windows 7 is for me to press F12 and choose the other hard drive. I have attached a screenshot of Disk Management. Windows 7 is installed on Disk 0 (C) and Windows 8 is installed on Disk 1 (G).

How can I get the Windows 8 boot manager to show up?

Thanks!

Answer:Windows 7/Windows 8 Dual Boot - No Boot Manager Loads

Hello akishore, welcome to Eight Forums!


To most people you have the desired boot set-up, a BIOS managed dual-boot but if you want a Windows managed dual-boot the easiest way to achieve that is to use the Windows 7 installation DVD to do 3 separate startup repairs, have a look at the tutorial at the link below for the procedure and be sure to post back with updates.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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

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

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


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Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Regards
 

Soha






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Hi, i get the error in the Title after i tried to flash the latest BIOS update for the Z510.I can press ok and then get into the boot manager but i cant choose anything there.also i cant boot from a Disk with e.g. XP on it. i also tried the Insyde BIOS crysis mode (fn+r) with the BIOS file on my USB drive but it doesnt work and tries to access the file on the USB drive but boots normally instead tothe error again. (couldnt try it with removed battery as i have to remove the whole back to remove the battery onthe Z510). Help would be appreciated













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Answer:Z510 'Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed' after BIOS update

You should probably reset your BIOS since I believe it is messed up now. Take out the battery.Press the power button for a minute. (just to make sure it is reset, usually 20-30 seconds work)Connect the battery and boot.

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I have a Satellite L645 I put together 4-5 months ago from the wreckage of it and a Satellite P745  Next, will be learning if swapping the CPU from P745 to the MOBO of the L645, but that will be another day
 

 
I recently did a number of repairs on several PC's/Laptops that I restore/refurbish/rebuild to provide inexpensive units to those less financially fortunate.  After 30+ years in the IT industry, and now retired, I can return to computers as the hobby it began as.
 
While doing this latest bunch it appears I picked up a virus either from one of the harddrives in the wreckage, or from the online hunting & scrounging for parts, drivers, apps, etc.
 
WIN10 began, during booting up, telling me I needed to allow the Automated Repair to run, then changed its' mind and said to use the Recovery Media to repair the system.  I tried to force numerous incomplete boots to cause the options menu to appear, but to no avail.

 
The errors progressed to the "a required device is missing or not accessible" when trying to boot from proven USB Recovery AND USB Win10 Install media.  The system tries to boot from the WIN10 DVD boot disk, but after a long wait, that too, fails.
 
These are the various BSOD screens:
 
"KERNEL SECURITY CHECK FAILURE."
 

 
"PAGE FAULT IN NON-PAGED AREA", and
 

 
"SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED",
 

 
 
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i have just recently bought my LENOVO YOGA 710 - FAST SSD from UKlincesed stores on my return home ( uganda) , but am very disappointed,
the machine failed to start on pressing the start button it just indicates black screen with the word below in blue
"default boot devise missing or boot  failed
insert recovery media and hit any key then select  boot manager to choose a new boot devise or to boot recovery media."
 
Am actually very disapointed as all the IT shops here claim that my computer has no hard disk drive that they cannot deal with SSD.
what can i do?
 
Phelly- kampala  uganda
lenovo yoga 710-14isk
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

Answer:Yoga 710-14ISK - DEFAULT BOOT DEVISE MISSING OR BOOT failed

Hi phelly , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
The IT guys may have also checked the BIOS if the SSD is being detected. 
Usually reseating the M.2 SSD (page 36) from its location and placing it back assuring that contacts are ok can help as well as loading the BIOS defaults then restart. 
 
If you would be having the same issue , I would suggest to call in technical support or have a representative in UK start a repair ticket for you and get their recommendation. 
 
Update us how it best work for you.
 
Regards
 

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i have just recently bought my LENOVO YOGA 710 - FAST SSD from UKlincesed stores on my return home ( uganda) , but am very disappointed,
the machine failed to start on pressing the start button it just indicates black screen with the word below in blue
"default boot devise missing or boot  failed
insert recovery media and hit any key then select  boot manager to choose a new boot devise or to boot recovery media."
 
Am actually very disapointed as all the IT shops here claim that my computer has no hard disk drive that they cannot deal with SSD.
what can i do?
 
Phelly- kampala  uganda
lenovo yoga 710-14isk
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Hi,
 
I have a Yoga 2 pro.
 
I recently formatted my drive and got rid of all partitions. The reinstalled windows 8.
 
Everything worked fine until I went to the bios and changed it from legacy support to uefi boot.
 
I now get this pop up when i boot up.
Default boot device missing or boot failed. Insert recovery media and hit any key. Then select 'boot manager' to choose a new boot device or boot recovery media.
 
I have no reccovery media.
 
I tried to restart the mchine while pressing F2 but I always get into the same screen.
 
If I press enter I then go from the pop up to the boot manager where the list is empty so i cannot boot any other drives since there are non to select.
 
I am not sure what else to do...
 
Please help.
 
Seb
 
 
 
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Answer:Yoga 2 pro - Default boot device missing or boot failed. Insert recovery media and hit any key.

Shutdown the laptop
Press NOVO button to start
Select BIOS setup from the menu that shows up
Change back to Legacy
Exit saving changes
 
Reboot and check.

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Hey guys.I'm trying to get some Slackware action on my X60 Tablet, but for some reason I can't seem to be able to boot off any USB key or hdd. Would really appreciate it if you could help me out.I used these instructions to make the key (OCZ Rally 2GB) bootable: http://gulus.usherbrooke.ca/pub/distro/slackware/slackware-12.1/usb-and-pxe-installers/README_USB.TX...It works fine on all the other computers in my house (3 desktops), but on the laptop I get the dreaded black screen "boot error" message - hence it has to be an issue with the thinkpad. The BIOS is updated to the latest version, and after googling away for hours, I have no idea what to do.Any suggestions ?Thanks.

Answer:X60 Tablet "Boot error" when trying to boot off a USB stick.

 None ?

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I managed to mess up my Windows 8.1 factory install almost as soon as I unboxed my Y50-70 with a couple of boneheaded moves. I was able to restore Windows from a downloaded USB image from Microsoft and the BIOS Windows key on the laptop. So far so good. The boot is on /dev/dsa1 as fat32. I have a suspicion that the system when installed was in a different location from the factory. The reason for my suspicion is the following. When trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot, Ubuntu cannot see the Windows OS. I have tried shrinking the Windows partition using the windows partition utility. I have also changed the unallocated space from shrinking to ext4 using GParted. Do I need to change the Windows boot location or change the BIOS boot type to get Ubuntu to see it should install alonside Windows?

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I know there are answers for problems like this but they dont work.  I was using my lenovo Ideapad 110 this morning when everything atarted to crash.  I could even restart it.  I gave it most the day returned to the laptop and turned it on.  Now i can not acsess the boot menu and the boots it suggests fail everytime.  I can not enter recorvery or do anything else.  Please help me.
 
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I can't log in to my old windows 7. Error: The Boot Selection Failed Because a Required Device Is Inaccessible shows up before the booting of the disk.

I've tried repairing with the win7 disc and marking the partition as boot partition. Still not working.

Answer:Cant Boot - Boot Selection Failed Because a Required Device Is Inacces

Welcome to the forum.
How did you tried repairing with the win7 disc and marking the partition as boot partition if you can't boot?

Please edit your profile and add ALL your hardware specs so we can see what you have.

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My laptop crashed,after it reloaded it said "Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed"I have had this laptop for 4 months and this has not happened before,so I ask for your assistance.Oh,and the Boot Manager has no options for some reason,so I can't do anything.

Answer:Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed on U430

hi there,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
The Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed means that it can't find the files needed to load Windows. These files maybe missing, or the HDD itself is faulty.
 
Things that you can try:
Boot into the BIOS by pressing Fn+F2 on boot-up and verify that the HDD is detected.
   - Link to picture
 
If the HDD is detected, you can do one of the following:

If you have a created a recovery drive then you can use it to restore Windows.
Press the OneKey Recovery button to restore the factory settings (note that all data on the OS partition will be wiped out)
If the machine came with Windows 8.1, you can check this guide on how to obtain a Windows 8.1 ISO (see Option One) then follow this guide to make a bootable UEFI Win8.1 installer via DVD/USB flashdrive and use it to re-install Windows 

If the HDD is not detected then you may need to contact lenovo on how to go about getting the unit for serviced.
 
Support phone list
 
 
Regards

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 I am now enjoying XP pro sp2 after partitioning my HD with Acronis Dir. Suite with Vista pre-installed when bought last October 07. XP works fine alright except for that one Lenovo care button.      I have learned to appreciate the classic way Lenovo has applied and developed with these two Systems. It's just a matter of getting familiar with how they ..."Defragmented" .... caring for your computers as congruent with the operating systems installed which actually makes things a lot easier to maintain your Windows than the usual way.   Anyway, I believe my issue here is how to make Lenovo systems recognize VistaBoot Pro  so i  can make a choice over a dual boot system.  As it is now,  N100 always go straight to the XP system partition when started,  and i cant get to my Vista anymore.  I'm still trying to look around lenovo in hopes of finding an easy resolution for my issue and hopefully there is one environment out there for dual boots. The boot manager installed alright  but  for some reason it wouldnt function and I can browse through all my Vista files from XP.         For now i'd really appreciate any mere response implying that ... "THERE IS HOPE" ...   .Any concrete resolution would really be awesome and a blessing!       I'm really honored to be here and regards to all Lenovo fellow-users !!!   ... Read more

Answer:N100 Dual boot attempt failed by Vista Boot Pro

 See control panel - system properties - advanced - startup/recovery -You should be able to see boot related options.(default OS, time, edit boot txt file).If you don't see Vista in OS options, then I think this is due to change in windows MBR..not sure. Microsoft provides a MBR repair tool.Otherwise just wait for some expert opinion here.





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I just bought a lenovo laptop, which came with preinstalled Windows 8.
When I turn it on the first thing I see is:
EFI network 0 for IPv4 (20-89-84-23-c3-45) boot failed
Checking media (Fail)
EFI network 0 for IPv6 (20-89-84-23-c3-45) boot failed

And then a blue screen:
Default Boot Device Missing or boot failed
Insert recovery media and hit any key
Then select boot manager to choose a new boot device or to boot recovery media

What should I do?
Thank you!
 

Answer:Solved: Default Boot Device Missing or boot failed

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Bought new yoga 2 pro 3 weeks ago - now when i try to start it it gives blue screen message default boot device missing or boot failed - tried to start with F2 and changed boot to legacy support but didn't work.Please advise the solution and whether i need to exchange my laptop. Thks.

Answer:Yoga 2 pro default boot device missing or boot failed

hi Richarddaou,
 
When you boot into the BIOS, is the SSD is detected in the Information tab?
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If it is then you may want to consider reloading the OS by pressing the OneKey Recovery button.
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Otherwise, if the SSD is not being detected anymore then this is a sign of an HDD failure and you need to contact lenovo (for service) or the place of purchase (if it's still possible to exchange the unit).
 
Support phone list
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
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I don't know what to do... can anyone help me whit it?

Answer:Defaut boot device missing or boot failed - G400s

it seems there's something with your hard drive (or ssd)it''s better to call support line if you have valid warranty for free replacement.

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I have tried everything !! everything!. I've been trying for days and i hate asking for help, but i just cant get it to work!

I have an msi wind, and it runs Xp, but i tried dual booting osx and everything goes fine. Though now i cannot access Win Xp cause it says im missing the hal.dll.

So there is something wrong with the boot.ini file.

What can i do?

Things i have tried
1) Modify the boot.ini from osx but the file is protected!
2) Use the recovery disk but i dont have a cd drive! and getting a usb is not an option.
3) Safe mod or command promt mode did not work
4) Tried installing Ubuntu onto an external hard disk so i can modify the partitions, and i got ubuntu on my ext hdd now but when i in bios tell the pc to boot from usb it just have that flashing cursor and nothing happens!.

Seriously, for two days i have googled everything and been to msi wind forums, but i cant find a solution.. Im not that kind of guy who does not try before he asks!

How can i make that Ext Hdd bootable?? Or can i some how get Recovery console to run from Usb flash drive??

I need my msi wind for school, so i really could use some help. Thanks in advance, if you need more info please tell.

Answer:[SOLVED] Cannot access Win Xp (dual boot failed) hal.dll missing, cannot boot from Ex

I don't think there is anything you can do unless you boot from an optical disc. That means getting an external optical drive. But google for how to make an ASUS EEE PC boot from a USB flash drive and see if that procedure will work for you with the Msi Wind also.

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HP Pavilion 6355 has the following issues:

1) Computer will not shut down by holding in power button. It must be "unplugged from outlet."

2) When power cord plugged in the light sequence on the tower reads, from left to right, yellow, green.

3) A Thumping sound comes from speakers, not the typical Bios Beeps.

4) Monitor is blank, yellow light indicator on.

5) Cannot open CD Drive, even manually.

This computer belongs to a friend of mine whose daughter uses it for High School work. She was working on it one day, received an error message, no, no, writing it down would be to easy , so she shut down using start-shutdown, and left for school. When she came back and resumed her work she was met with the above scenario.

Any ideas as to the most expeditious way to get to root of issue.
 

Answer:HP Pavilion will not boot up, no access to CD Drive, Using diskette failed to boot.

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A few days ago, my wife's computer, running Vista Home Premium started going right to Startup Repair when you turn it on. After stating it could not repair the computer, the Diagnosis and repair details states:
Root cause found:
Boot manager failed to find OS loader.

Repair action: File Repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x2

Any ideas on how to get this puppy running again.
 

Answer:Solved: Vista: Boot manager failed to find OS loader.

Hi this may help http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Recovering+the+Vista+Bootloader+from+the+DVD
 

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Well, this one is a doozy. I have installed Vista x64 on a new hardrive after formatting it. Everything runs great until I Windows Update installs Service Pack 1.

I've been getting the same as a previous thread here, Boot Manager Failed to load - ntoskrnl.exe, but I'm able to use Auto Recovery with the Windows CD to get it working again.

Question: is the Service Pack 1 bugged from Microsoft.com? I have installed 3 times to get the same result.

Is there another mirror to get SP1?


Davis

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Hey guys, I sure hope you guys can help me. - So I got myself an Acer C720 and using one of the probably hundreds of tutorials out there I upgraded the SSD in it. I bought the recommended one ( MyDigitalSSD SC2 Super Cache 2 42mm SATA III 6G M.2 NGFF M2 SSD Solid State Drive (64GB) ). Anyway, the computer froze today so I pressed and held the power button until it shut off.When I turned it back on I was greeted with the warning. "Boot failed: could not read the boot disk" Any ideas? I have some documents on it that I really need back. I put the original SSD in it and it booted up fine, but it refuses to boot using the bigger one. It's barely 8 months old! Any ideas on what I can do? Thanks!













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Boot failed: could not read the boot disk - Acer C...

Contact Acer for warranty repair.http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service

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I turned on my computer last night to this message and it would not boot into windows.  Any solution for this problem?  It is strange because it was working fine hours before and no settings were changed to cause this boot error.  I need some help with what my next step should be.  Thanks again for any help.

Answer:default boot device missing or boot failed

Dear Customer
 
Would you please tell us what is the machine model ?
 
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Good day.My computer (Y40-70) prompted me "Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed". I tried booting with "Legacy" on but it still did not solve my problem. Any ideas on how to fix this?Thanks. 

Answer:Y40-70: Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed

hi uynauk
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
If the machine came preloaded with Windows 8.1 then your problem is likely similar to this thread.
 
Can you try the suggested options to fix the Default Boot Device error.
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
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Hi. I have an ideapad 310-15ISK I bought 2 weeks ago. My Keyboard used to fail sometimes so it was recommended that I update my BIOS. I went to support site and they gave me two recommended updates which I downloaded and installed. As it restarted it gave the error default boot device missing or boot failed. I heard of the lenovo  one key recovery so I looked for the novo button an tried to enter BIOS setup but it asked me for a system password which I never set. I have been stuck for almost a week without knowing what to do, please help?Also why would lenovo support tell me a download is recommended then it makes my laptop like this?Spoiler (Highlight to read)  

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