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Repair Grub booting, there is probably a chance to?

Question: Repair Grub booting, there is probably a chance to?

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Preferred Solution: Repair Grub booting, there is probably a chance to?

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.

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Answer: Repair Grub booting, there is probably a chance to?

Hej Andry, v?lkommen till Ten Forums.

Ten Forums ?r en engelskt sajt, alla posten ska vara p? engelska eller inneh?lla en engelsk ?vers?ttning. Med det sagt, jag f?resl?r att du tar det h?r upp p? Ubuntu / Linux forum, f?r det verkar vara en Grub / Linux problem.

Hello Andry, welcome to the Ten Forums.

Ten Forums is an English site, all the posts must be in English or contain an English translation. Having said that, I suggest you take this up on Ubuntu / Linux forums, for it seems to be a Grub / Linux problem.


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Ett problem SOM pasta ATT man Kan Inte G?ra N?got AT, man Blir tvungen ATT G?ra en ominstallation.

Fel: Ok?nt filsystem
Inmatning rescuse in p? L?ge ...
grub rescuse

JAG HAR Win 10 installerat prim?rt i B?rjan AV h?rddisken and Det ?R Bara Win 10 JAG HAR this Meddelande om.
V?xlingsystemet Linux Ubuntu logiskt i B?rjan AV h?rddisken. Ubuntu ?R Det Inte N?GRA problem Med OCH kor Bara nu 14.04
Nu Har Jag this ORDNING Ubuntu 14.04 / Win 10 i v?xlingsystemet OCH ATT ga ?ver till Win 10 Har webbplatsen FEL uppst?tt.
Win 10 Saknar synd Rad testare, ENDAST den Normala startfilen?
Vad here M?rken v?gen Har Jag Inte en aning Om? JAG HAR f?rs?kt Med Uppdatering f?r Win 10 Utan Resultat i partitonen Gparted SOM ?R till f?r Linux. Jag Tror ATT N?gon Har l?sningen i This FEL, Med Tanke i ATT JAG HAR tillg?ng till Win. ? 10 startfil

Repair Grub boot, Det ?R f?rmodligen en chans?
Ett problem SOM pasta ATT man Inte Kan G?ra N?got AT, M?ste du G?ra en ominstallation.
Fel: ok?nda filsystem Ange rescuse l?ge ... grub rescuse
JAG HAR Win 10 installerat i F?rsta handen jag B?rjan AV h?rddisken and Det ?R bara Win 10 jAG HAR Det here meddelandet. Kopplings Linux Ubuntu logiskt i B?rjan AV h?rddisken. Ubuntu ?R Inte N?GRA problem OCH k?r Just nu 14:04 Nu Har Jag this order Ubuntu 14.04 / Win 10 i kopplingssystemet OCH Byta till Win 10, intr?ffade felet. Vinna 10 Saknar synd serie testare, Normala Bara h?la startfilen? Vad Det HAR GATT, har Jag Inte en aning? JAG HA... Read more

Answer:Repair Grub booting, there is probably a chance to?

Hej Andry, v?lkommen till Ten Forums.

Ten Forums ?r en engelskt sajt, alla posten ska vara p? engelska eller inneh?lla en engelsk ?vers?ttning. Med det sagt, jag f?resl?r att du tar det h?r upp p? Ubuntu / Linux forum, f?r det verkar vara en Grub / Linux problem.

Hello Andry, welcome to the Ten Forums.

Ten Forums is an English site, all the posts must be in English or contain an English translation. Having said that, I suggest you take this up on Ubuntu / Linux forums, for it seems to be a Grub / Linux problem.


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Well, I was short on time and filled with irritation and basically did every classic hijackThis noobie mistake. Ran it straight from the zip file, deleted the zip from the desktop after marking many of the items for removal...
didnt check to realize there was no backup file etc etc etc.

Of course Norton isnt working too well now. The only saving grace has been that I found the notepad from one of the original scans. Is it possible to go back and manually enter the various things I have erased? Is this advisable?

Should I post the original notepad and a recent one so someone can advise me on what to replace from the things I have zapped?

My original problem, which still exists, is that HP has put something in my new pavillion laptop which continually resets my homepage to the HP site, no matter which redirection preventors I tried. I have since discovered the tabs function on IE 7, after I messed with the HijackThis, so now it is set up to open a few tabs on startup, one being the HP site of course, and a few of sites I normally visit as well. An ugly workaround, but I can live with it.

Any advice on getting Norton back up and remedying other problems I have not found would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:I made all the HijackThis mistakes - any chance to repair them?

That's why everyone says HJT is for advanced users

Reset Web Settings & Default Security Settings

To Reset Web Settings:
Right click on your desktop Internet Explorer icon and select Properties. Then click the Programs tab and then click "Reset Web Settings". Now go back to the General tab and set your home page address to something useful like Click Apply. Click Delete Cookies, Click Delete Files and select Delete all Offline content too, Click OK. When it finishes Click OK.

If you do not have an Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop, click Start, Control Panel (for some systems it may be Start, Settings, Control Panel), Internet Options, Programs tab and then click "Reset Web Settings". Now go back to the General tab and set your home page address to something useful like Click Apply. Click Delete Cookies, Click Delete Files and select Delete all Offline content too, Click OK. When it finishes Click OK

To Default Security Settings:
Right click on your desktop Internet Explorer icon and select Properties. Then click the Security Tab and click Default Level for Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Sites, and Restricted Sites.

Note for IE 7 users:
Select Internet Options, then the Advanced Tab and then the Reset button under Reset Internet Explorer Settings.

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I've a dual boot machine running XP Pro and openSuse 10.3 using GRUB as booloading. Recently I developed some problems in windows after a virus attack and windows is not working. When I try to start in safe mode 'safe mode' apperas at the four corners of the screen and the screen remains black.
Linux is working fine.

I've decided to repair windows. I've changed the BIOS option to boot from my DVD drive first. But even though from the GRUB option when I choose windows it's not booting at all. The XP CD is fine and working perfectly in another computer.

Is it a GRUB problem or anything else?

Please help

Thanks in advance

Answer:Win XP CD not booting from GRUB

Once you performed a repair install on XP new default entries were entered into the mbr for Windows replacing Grub as the boot loader. You would now have to add XP back into it as a boot option.

Are you dual booting across more then one drive? Grub may be on one while the other contains the XP boot files.

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So I wanted to delete Ubuntu from my laptop dual boot so I deleted it's partition. Then I went to reset my pc completly because I'm selling it, and when it went to reboot, a console prompt came up saying GNU GRUB version 2.02. I have no idea what this is and have no idea how to operate it. I have close to 0 knowledge about pcs so I am stuck. Rebooting only brings me back to the same console prompt. I am using a Toshiba Satellite L50-B.

Answer:GNU GRUB problems while booting

Grub is the Linux bootloader which allows you to choose which operating system to run at startup. This should help you to restore the Windows bootloader.

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Hi Everyone been a while since I have been on here.

This is not really a Windows 7 Problem more a general Computer issue. I'm posting in Win7 Forum because that's what original was on the Desktop.

I made a multi-boot USB stick so I could load different OS's on it to do installs. As well as some system tools (UBCD). One on particular Desktop I'm trying to boot to the Grub menu to select the UBCD to run a test on the RAM. When ever I boot the desktop to the USB stick it doesn't seem to recognize that there is a GRUB menu on it and boots directly into the Windows7home.iso.
I have created a second one just to see if it could be something weird with the stick, but still same result. As well I tested the sticks on other test PC i have around and they all boot to the GRUB menu.
I know your thinking just take the RAM out and put it in another PC to test it. I tried that as well, none of the other PC's Motherboards are compatible with that stick. I have resorted to getting a random HDD installing Windows 7 and running Windows ram Diagnostic (So that's taken care off).

I checked the BIOS to see if there was any option to enable/disable that would allow to boot, but nothing that sticks out to me.
What do you think causes that PC to not boot to the USB GRUB menu?
I'm in the process of updating the BIOS to see if that will help but if anyone has any other ideas post them.


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Hello everyone. I have a dual boot with grub. I have win7 with grub installed with it, and winXP as my second hard drive. My problem is that I need to format Win7 because It will not run backup successfully. It stops half way through and then stops. So I want to format Win 7, and reinstall it to get rid of a suspected virus. Will grub be erased when I reinstall Win 7. If It erases Win & then I cannot use Win XP either.

Answer:Dual Booting with grub.

Hello noel1d, welcome to Seven Forums!

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

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

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

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ok, i have a dual boot computer running windows XP media center and Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty. WHen the computer boots, it first boots to grub, then to another boot between windows xp and the recovery console. i want to know if there is a way to restore windows xp back to the way it was when it was first installed. i have no cd, and i dont know if system restore goes back that far (if it works) i want to know if i can keep ubuntu, because it runs off of an external hard drive, that when disconnected, wont get past grub.

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Essentially I have dug a hole deeper and deeper, and now I am stuck.
So I had a normal Windows 10 computer and tried to dual boot Kali Linux. I shrunk the hard drive and ran Kali through a USB all worked fine. Once I installed it and tried to boot into it, the login page was blank except for the default background. When I restarted it, I couldn't get into windows because an error that stated "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change may be why" etc etc. I pressed enter and it got me into the Kali boot loader, where I could select Kali or advanced. In advanced, there was an option called windows recovery, which led straight into my original windows. Windows was working, but I had to get through Kali to do so.
Later on, I wanted to redo the whole Kali dual boot thing. I deleted the partition in windows disk management, and also saw what may have been the culprit, which was the Windows Partition hadn't been set as the active one, whatever that means. I restarted with the USB with Kali plugged in. The error message popped up once again, but now there is a grub recovery terminal after I press enter. I have tried doing LS in the grub loader, f8 when the computer started to boot and load all the options. But it hasn't worked yet. I don't have any data that is TOO important, but still, I would like to get back to windows. I have the possibility of getting the windows recovery disk, but I would like to avoid that path seeing as I don't think I have one...
I can us... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Not Booting, Going to Grub Recovery Fro

Changing and altering the partition would definitely caused the problems. If you have a full Windows recovery USB booting from this should allow you to restore the hard drive/computer back to how you originally got it, it may delete everything or it may put files etc into a folder called Windows.old.
If you want to duel boot Kali Linux it would be easier to install it onto a second Hard.

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Hi all, first time poster (not super tech savvy, unfortunately) here. These forums look great and I hope I can get help/give help in the future! Any help with this issue is greatly appreciated.

Alright, so--

The long and short of it is that I needed to authenticate my Windows 7, and the method I chose to use (don't need to get into specifics here) to do that asked me which computer brand I was licensing under, and gave me all of the computer brand options: Asus, Dell, HP, etc. I'm actually using Windows via Mac's BootCamp, which has worked just fine until this recent issue.

Anyway, in choosing one of the random brands (because Apple wasn't an option, I think I chose Asus because it was the first option) I think I messed up one of my Windows 7's licensing/whatever permissions. After I chose this option, THE ACTIVATION APPEARED SUCCESSFUL--the text in the corner that said "this copy of windows is not genuine" disappeared, and a Windows 7 window popped up saying "restart is required to use all of the features of Windows 7 ultimate",

but then when I restart it stops at a black, DOS looking screen (looks sort of like the recovery mode options, I think it's the boot manager) and says something about a file path like "root / bootmgr" and then "Error 15: file not any key to continue"

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Answer:need a GRUB command to get through windows 7 booting (or other fix)

"(don't need to get into specifics here)"
Afraid we do.
We can't help you with illegal hacks like the windows 7 loader
activation hack software you are trying to use.

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Hello, I've been trying to fix my MBR for Windows after I removed Debian from my computer. Every time I boot, it says "No Bootable Disk Found...", and it doesn't show it when I go to "Repair Windows", yet my OS is there (bootrec.exe /ScanOS sees it). I've tried bootrec.exe /FixMbr, but it didn't work. I've also tried /FixBoot and /RebuildBcd, but it have me an "Element not found" error. Any other ways to fix this? Thanks.

Answer:Repair Windows 7 MBR (Debian/GRUB Removal)

Try Bootice Can't get into windows after Linux - need a last resort

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Hi. I had a dual boot Vista/Ubuntu but decided to remove Ubuntu because I wanted to switch to 100% Vista and then a Virtual PC with Ubuntu.
So I went into diskmanagement and removed the partitions containing Ubuntu and allocated the free space to my other partitions.
Everything seemed ok. However, when I restarded the computer I get the error mentioned in the title.
I would be forever grateful if someone could take their time and help me with this. I know it's my fault for being stupid but please help.

I tried using my Vista DVD and "repair my PC" but it can't even find my Vista installation... What can I do?

Answer:Trouble Booting (grub Loader Error 22)

The grub loader is looking for Ubuntu - and since it can't find it, it's giving you an error. If you were able to previously boot to your Vista installation and now you can't - I suspect that something in that was done in Disk Management has "hosed" your Windows partition.

If the repair doesn't work, then I'd have to suggest starting over with a full, clean install.

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Hi every one...I currently installed kali linux on my virtual box, but as times goes on i noticed that some features were not fully usable under the virtualisation environment such as the NAT and Bridged network protocols and some other network issues. I decided to dual boot kali with my Win10 wich is my primary OS, I followed the neccesary procedure like creating a bootable kali pendrive, disabling secure boot, enabling Legacy mode, disabling the fast boot, creating a free partition and so on.....The installation went smooth and perfect but I was unable to boot into kali's GRUB after the restart, instead, my machine boot into win10 and not even the so called black screen appeared, I wiped the partitioned space i used for the installation and started the installation all over with different pendrives, sd cards and DVDs and even downloading another ISO image with the intention that either the pendrive or the image had been corrupted but the sha1 sum is still the same with the one on the official website. I also tried other methods like using the Easy BCD toolkit and i got an error message "Due to limitations set by microsoft, many of EasyBCD features can not be used in EFI, and BCD edit to create a new entry but instead i got two win10 on my pc installing other linux distro like arch and backbox did the same... I tried using other iso burning tolls like linux live usb installer, win32 disk imager, windows iso burning tool, rufus.....the only thing i noticed was that i wasn't a... Read more

Answer:kali linux not booting to Grub after installation

@Remzified Sorry, but this is just a community self-help forum staffed by volunteers helping folks with MS Windows-related problems.HP only warranties their PCs for use with the original OS that comes preinstalled on the PCs. When you replace that or add a different OS, you then assume full responsibility for maintaining that PC.For support with Linux issues, your best approach is to post in the support forum of the Linx distro you are going to use.Good Luck 

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Hi there
As Windows to Go is only available for ENTERPRISE versions and booting from a VHD requires there to be an OS already installed on the physical machine I was wondering if we could "Borrow" a trick from Linux.

Is it possible to install a Mini GRUB boot loader on a partition on an external HDD and on a second partition boot a Windows system.

Note here -- I want a RUNNING WINDOWS SYSTEM -- not an install / recovery / "Win PE" type system -- but a full Windows system that will work even if there is NO usable INTERNAL HDD drive in the computer.

Googling shows quite a few ways of either creating an INSTALL disk (HDD) or booting a VHD neither of which are what I want.

Using GRUB and booting an external HDD in theory should work -- and this should "almost replicate" a Windows to Go system.

Anybody tried this and got it working.

(I've had an external USB Linux system with VMware player installed -- that method works but the Windows system is quite slow even on an external USB3 drive -- running a Windows system natively should be a lot better).

I've actually got a spare SSD which I want to use for this -- I replace a 128 GB drive with a new Samsung 256 GB drive as I got a great bargain on it -- 99 GBP LESS 20% VAT which I got back at customs at the airport.

I'll use the SATA==>USB3 connector for connecting to the PC.
(Another possibility might be to get the Linux boot loader to load a Windows VHD from the external drive as well -- b... Read more

Answer:Booting and Running Windows 8 from USB drive via GRUB

This may be worth a look:
Portable OS - Carry your OS on an External Drive - Windows 7 Support Forums

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I'm a new linux user who has been experimenting with linux for a month now. I want to use boot magic as my bootloader because my pc is a family pc and it's just easier to use for my family. Well this is how i tried to do this. First I used partition magic to create a linux partition and swap partition so I could install Kubuntu on my pc. After I did that I installed boot magic as my boot loader. Then when I tried to install linux on my computer, it couldn't read the partition I made with partition magic(which was active for installation). I reformatted the partition and installed linux but then when I loaded windows and checked partition magic it gave me an error.(I figure its becuase I reformatted the partition) Right now both OS work fine but I could only use Grub as my boot loader,,but I would really like to use BootMagic. If any body could help me with a solution....or perhaps recommend a different distribution(with ease of use in mind) that allow this.....I would really appreciate it. By the way my friend recommended Slackware to me, I would also like to hear you opinion of this distribution and experience....Thank You.

Answer:dual booting linux with bootmagic instead of grub....Help

Grub is easy to use. I haven't tried using Bootmagic so I recommend using Grub or Lilo. As for slackware, it is an 'advanced linux distro'. If you like installing linux with nice and colorful GUI's and dont want to always edit text files, then slackware is not for you. But using slackware can help you learn how linux works.

I'd recommend Fedora or Suse for you. I haven't used Fedor or Suse yet but as what I've read, it's good for beginners on linux.

BTW: Slackware was the first the distro I've ever used

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This is a brand new windows 8 system that was sold to a customer. He brought it in for being unable to boot into windows after having used it for a couple of weeks, and he demonstrated the issue to me. It literally just boots to grub. This customer is a basic windows user. No experience with linux or dual booting. He uses it for email. I have never come across this particular problem before, so I ran the normal partition tools to see if the table looked proper for a windows 8 machine. Everything checks out ok, however it is still booting to a grub prompt!!!!

Answer:New windows 8 asus laptop, booting to Grub prompt?

Killdisk first + clean Windows install.

If he never tried to play with Linux and GRUB is on there, something went crazy on him.

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Earlier today, I was messing with ArchLinux disto, and I stopped mid-way through the installation process because it wouldn't work for me. So, now I want to install (dual-boot) Windows XP with a different Linux OS.

However, my computer (Dell 9100 with intel Pentium 4 processor) will not allow me to "Boot from Hard Disk" without getting this error-message: "GRUB" with a blinking cursor "_".

When installing Archlinux, the GRUB was installed on the Hard Disk or Hard Drive (which mean the same thing, I guess).

Would any of you please tell me what would happen if I install Ubuntu from my CD-ROM? Would the GRUB-error be fixed if I did that?

Answer:Solved: Grub-error (how can I repair my HD after erroneously installing Linux on it?)

Your best bet is to start with your XP and wipe the drive. Then reinstall your XP. The latest Ubuntu 8.04 - can be downloaded and burned if you don't have it.
This is a great tutorial and if you follow his instructions he knows what he speaks of.
Let us know...Jazz

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Okay, here's the tenitive plan. This PC has a 30 gig hd and a 320 Gb hd.

I want Grub on a separate partition so my system will still boot if I uninstall one of the OS's

partition 1 -Grub
partition 2 -Arch
Partition 3 Vista

partition 1 - misc linux files (home directory)
partition 2 - misc vista files
partition 3 - a large partition for data.

Is there anything I'm overlooking?

Answer:Dual booting w/ 2 hard drives and seperate partition for Grub.

thats not how I would have set it up...but, anyway
Here is how I do it.

I put Vista on my 200gb drive. Then I split up my 300gb drive into 150gb, then the rest amongst three partitions for nix.

I put all of my Vista data on the 150gb partition, and grub on the /boot partition I set for nix.

Then I use EasyBCD to have the Vista bootloader invoke Grub on the other drive.

No fuss, no muss.

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I'm trying to install OpenIndiana on a machine of mine to setup ZFS and i cant get past the grub command line when booting from the CD. I have tried 2 different cd/dvd roms with the same result. I even re-burned the media to a new CD. When it boots, i dont get any options to boot into OpenIndiana.

My hardware:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor ADA4600CUBOX

ASUS M2N AM2 NVIDIA nForce 430 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

2 x A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD2U800B1G5-DRH

MSI NX7300LE-TD256EH GeForce 7300LE 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card

Syba PCI Express SATA II 4 x Ports RAID Controller Card SY-PEX40008

8x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

1X Seagate 80 GB Ide hard drive (for OS)

1 x LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20

Any help will be appreciated.

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Hi Everyone,I really messed up and would greatly appreciate if anyone could help me. Please. I have a Lenovo Ideapad U410. I had the a dual boot system set up with Ubuntu and Windows 8. For some stupid reason, I thought it would be a great idea to delete my Linux partitions using Windows 8 disk manager. Grub was my default boot manager and was deleted in the process . I've spent a great amount of time reading several threads and forums but to no luck so I thought I'd start a new thread. Please help me.My initial idea was to just boot from my bootable Ubuntu from by USB. However, I don't have access to the BIOS or the boot menu to change the boot order. I've tried a vast amount of combinations on system startup to try and get into the BIOS but nothing works. (F2, Fn+F2, F12, you name it). However, there is also another button on the side of my laptop which launches a Novo Button Menu which presents me with options to select the BIOS and Boot Menu, but it still goes to the grub rescue> terminal when I try to select one of those options.Executing the ls command gets me the following output:(hd0) (hd1) (hd2) (hd2,gpt8) (hd2,gpt7) (hd2,gpt6) (hd2,gpt5) (hd2,gpt4) (hd2,gpt3) (hd2,gpt2) (hd2,gpt1)The most relevant thread I could find was this one: tried andrew94's solution of booting into Ubuntu from another PC and installing a copy on a USB stick. However, when I plug in the USB to my non bootable laptop and try to run:ls (hd0)/Th... Read more

Answer:Booting from grub rescue> with no access to BIOS or boot menu - Please Help

Kratos321 wrote:Hi Everyone,I really messed up and would greatly appreciate if anyone could help me. Please. I have a Lenovo Ideapad U410. I had the a dual boot system set up with Ubuntu and Windows 8. For some stupid reason, I thought it would be a great idea to delete my Linux partitions using Windows 8 disk manager. Grub was my default boot manager and was deleted in the process . I've spent a great amount of time reading several threads and forums but to no luck so I thought I'd start a new thread. Please help me.My initial idea was to just boot from my bootable Ubuntu from by USB. However, I don't have access to the BIOS or the boot menu to change the boot order. I've tried a vast amount of combinations on system startup to try and get into the BIOS but nothing works. (F2, Fn+F2, F12, you name it). However, there is also another button on the side of my laptop which launches a Novo Button Menu which presents me with options to select the BIOS and Boot Menu, but it still goes to the grub rescue> terminal when I try to select one of those options.Executing the ls command gets me the following output:(hd0) (hd1) (hd2) (hd2,gpt8) (hd2,gpt7) (hd2,gpt6) (hd2,gpt5) (hd2,gpt4) (hd2,gpt3) (hd2,gpt2) (hd2,gpt1)The most relevant thread I could find was this one: tried andrew94's solution of booting into Ubuntu from another PC and installing a copy on a USB stick. However, when I plug in the USB to my non bootable laptop and try to... Read more

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how do i bypass the error: unknown filesystem grub rescue>. i don't have a windows boot disk or usb as it was installed online. i had a partition running ubuntu precise pangolin and it was read and write in windows computer management, so i formatted it (it was a partition of my internal hard drive) and then a blue screen appeared saying creating dump report or file. Then my computer shut down and is now not booting up past the grub screen, saying error: unknown filesystem grub rescue>. i don't even have an ubuntu iso available (because it's on my internal hard drive that is not booting up, i installed ubuntu from a usb and then i deleted those installation files) what i am basically asking is what has happened, if i can bypass the grub boot screen, and is there is any hope of fixing it?



Answer:BSOD booting up computer, error: unknown filesystem grub rescue>

You are using GRUB bootloader to boot windows in a dual boot environment.

What you need is to update GRUB. You may get some ideas here.

Also I will request Golden to have a look.

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So i had my laptop dual booted with windows and linux but i decided to take linux off cause i was using it in a virtual machine and i wanted more hard drive space so i followed a video tutorial and i used easybcd to fix the mbr and to skip the boot menu but when i restarted my laptop it sent me to the rescue grub loader. so i put in my windows disc that came with the laptop thinking i can repair the windows 7 OS but i won't let me because it's not compatible with my laptop for some reason. Is there any way for me to get back to my old install of windows without having to reinstall it and all my old programs because i had alot of stuff for school on there.

Answer:[SOLVED] Dual booting deletion didnt delete grub loader

i even tried using a program that would reset my mbr but it still went to the grub rescue screen and i looked and the only partitions i have left are the ones that are used for the windows system

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Created it with no problems, apparently at least. My BIOS is set to boot from CD why won't my machine boot from the system repair disk? There were no errors when disk was created. My machine just boots to windows.

Anyone else experience this with Win 7 Professional?

Any tips?

Answer:System Repair Disk not booting into repair options

You can also access the Repair console by booting into the Installer, or using f8 at bootup if you have the 100mb boot/repair partition installed along with Win7.

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Hi I am looking at Grub4dos since my recent foray into all things bootloaders. I am gaining a little footing with what I can and can't do (practically!) Although it was definitely trickier than I thought (or I just don't have the same time like I used to... ) Anyhow, I am looking at Grub because it sounds easier to learn the Grub2, and all my systems are pre EFI bios setups. I am looking for a 'Hoyle' maintainable setup. Therefore I decided to "initially" install W7 on C: and XP on D: (both on primary partitions)

But... also I have an existing XP image that was originally installed on C: Now I read somewhere, someone had a setup that would boot into a Master boot loader, presumably Grub, and then select one of two OSs and assign it C: and run it. and the other would become D: while leaving E,F,G, etc intact. That would really be a sweet setup for me because I could then use my existing XP image still since it would still think it is on C while running...

So my question is before I dive headlong into Grub. I know it would be the ideal bootloader for multi (pre EFI bios) But can it assign letters to partitions? so as to switch C and D like that while leaving other partitions assigns as they are? Just looking for a little confirmation and any tips. Here goes nothin'...

Answer:Dual Boot W7/XP using Grub - Can grub assign letters to partitions?

Why would you need to use Grub?

Take look at this:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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i have almost zero linux knowledge. i used it a little for wardriving, and now I wanted to get rid of it, i didn't use it anymore.

Under winXP, i deleted the linux partitions. on my next reboot, i'm stuck on a black screen with a grub> prompt

what do i do from here? later on i'm gonna try booting off winxp cd and doing a format /mbr or fixboot to see if that works

thanks for any suggestions

Answer:laptop dual booting winxp and linux. deleted linux partitions, stuck in grub...

boot off the windows xp disk and do the recovery console option then do

as described here

or you can download and configure another boot loader if you want to have a choice between some other os

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Question: x64 Booting repair

My relative has x64 windows 7 ultimate and for some reason it boots up and says starting windows and then a blue screen pops up for a milasecond and you cant read any error codes and will keep restarting and restarting. I have a windows 7 x32 ultimate and anyways will i be able to repair windows with a x32 windows cd?

Answer:x64 Booting repair


Read this excellent tutorial on doing a startup repair: Startup Repair

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.


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Hi guysI have situation, i have a pc installed with xp OS and it wont boot at all. It gives an error in dos that some system32 file is missing which my OS is corrupted.NB: can i repair my OS with a different disk and with out loosing my files and documents.Please i need someone sure about this since i dont have two pc to back up my files....

Answer:PC not booting please help out (XP repair)

Sow you can get trough the BIOS?Did you try booting in safe mode?What error do you get?Jonas

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My friend’s computer is a Dell (Pentium 4?) running on Win XP. The case says “Dimension 4500” and I am not able to open up the case. Anyway, suddenly without any reason it boots up to the windows screen for several minutes then goes black. It’s got power with lights and fans working.

Since there are no beeps, I am assuming it passed the POST.

The initial boot screen (BIOS?) does show. If I select “last known config” option the same thing. If I select “safe mode” it goes to a black screen with “safe mode” on the corners of the screen.

I booted from the CD and did a repair install from the CD. At one point I actually got a DOS c: prompt and did a chkdsk. It booted up to windows with only a few programs showing and no start menu. I tried to go to device manager or Norton utilities, and the programs did not work.

I am now back to the same situation. The computer will not boot up even after another repair install of windows from the CD. I think in my frustration I even did a complete new install of windows. I have never been able to get back to a DOS c: prompt.

I thought about removing several items from the motherboard to see if something is shorting it out, however I first have to get some special tools or something in order to take the case apart, since it is a Dell.

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The fan in my laptop wasn't spinning (causing it to quickly overheat) so I opened it up and unplugged/replugged the fan's connection to the motherboard. After I had it all back together, I found that it will no longer start.

When I press the power button the power lights in the button and the front of the laptop both come on, and the fan spins (guess I fixed one thing) for about two seconds before stopping. The backlight for the laptop monitor does not come on, and my external hdmi monitor doesn't recognize it's connected to something. The laptop is not reaching POST or bios obviously.

Basically I can't think of what the issue might be that would cause this, and any help would be appreciated.

Answer:laptop not booting after repair.

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I fear that my MBR or VBR or what ever is necessary to boot my WindowsXP/Ubuntu/System Restore/Microsoft recovery Console is corrupted.
i have no floppy drive, so how can i boot some diagnostic/repairing software on a cd to fix what ever is wrong?

I do not have another XP computer either, as my 2nd one is vista.

please help. Im in the endless boot cycle.(well i know you can disable auto power on after failure in BIOS, but just to give you a little bit more of an idea of where i am.)

Answer:repair booting process

You can read (and perhaps fix) the XP partitions with Vista.

Connect the drive to your second pc as a slave if IDE or second drive if SATA.

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Hi, I've been having a problem fixing a friends laptop. The os was not loading although it would on occasion, she asked if i could have a look at it and I attempted to fix using system restore and last known good config as well as startup repair. The problem is, now it refuses to boot at all. When it attempts to load windows i get a blue screen and an error message telling me there is a %hs file missing. I can't do a clean install as most of her stuff is on os drive and i don't know how to go about fixing it. I can only really access the startup repair screen then after that i only have the cmd to work with. Can anyone help me please?

Answer:Win 7 not booting. No o/s to attempt repair.

Can you plug the drive into your computer and recover her files? I'm not sure of your tech level, but that's where I'd start.

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my windows 7 program will not boot up its ask to put in repair disk is there any other way to fix it myself? how much will it cost

Answer:do I need repair disk to fix windows 7 not booting up how much will it

Quote: Originally Posted by chobrien

my windows 7 program will not boot up its ask to put in repair disk is there any other way to fix it myself? how much will it cost

Did you special things that broke your machine?

What happens exactly if you try to boot?

Power on your machine and tap F8 every half second. What happens?

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Apologies in advance for long post but I believe the more info I give to anyone trying to help the better.

I am having a bit of a problem trying to repair my windows 7 Home Premium installation. I booted the computer from the windows 7 installation disk and selected 'Repair your computer' then received the error message 'This version of System recovery options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair...'. After a lot of googling I discovered that this error may be shown if trying to repair a windows installation if it has SP1 and the installation disk does not. I downloaded an iso of win7 home premium with SP1 and burnt it to a disk. When I try to repair with this disk I get the same message.

Here is a history of why I came to be repairing in the first place.

Played Skyrim - computer crashed every time and when I restarted got the message 'bootmanager not found' (or something similar) After restarting the computer again windows would load fine.

Stopped playing skyrim but played many other games with no repeat of this problem.

3 months or so later (2 days ago) - Installed XCom Enemy unknown demo and played for 10 mins before computer crashed with a return of the 'bootmanager not found' message. This time I could not get windows to load at all, I kept getting this message.

I read on the internet how to fix the bootmanager by booting from the windows disk, choosing command prompt from the system recovery options and entering the command ... Read more

Answer:Cant run 'Repair your computer' booting from Win7 DVD

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which include everything possible that can be done up to rescuiing your files and running Recovery or Reinstalling.

I would use the latest official installer provided to run the boot repairs given, after trying to access Repair console on F8 Advanced boot tools. You may need the installer for reinstall anyway.

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Using my Windows 7 rescue disc, I had to go into my BIOS to tell my notebook to boot from the CD. I could see it was booting from the CD and it asked me to Choose My Language and so I clicked on Next.
Nothing has happened since.
What do I need to do now?

Answer:Booting From Windows 7 Repair Disc

Maybe this video will help

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I've got an e-machine that was brought in for virus & spyware removal. After cleaning the system, it would not boot into normal or safe mode.

I attempted to run the 2nd System Repair option from booting with the XP Home CD and it gets to about 34 minutes remaining and bluescreens. The bluescreen only stays up for a flash before it reboots and the process starts over again.

I've also tried to get into the Recovery Consle (1st repair option) Administrator appears to have a password.

Aside from a total re-install of the OS, does anyone have any suggestions?

Scott C.

Answer:XP Home not booting, attempted repair

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System Specs:

AMD Athlon XP 2500
512 MD DDR Mem
MSI MX400D - 64 Vid Card
120 GB WD HD
Win XP Pro

A month and a half ago my pc was running fine, then it stopped booting. It would power up but not POST then it would power down a few seconds later. I swapped the power supply with a known good PS and the problem persisted. I contacted the store I purchased the MB at (still in warranty) and they told me to contact the manufacturer (not happy about that) Contacted DFI, got a RMA # sent it out, waited 15 days for it to come back. Before I sent it out I marked the board to see if they would send me the same one back. No they didn't send me the same one back, whats more they sent me a used board (it had dust between the fins on the heat sink, not happy about that either)

I put all the parts back together, double checked all the connections and pushed the button... board powers up, POSTs, HD hums... and nothing after that. Nothing on the screen at all. Also none of the info that displays before the Win splash appeared either.

Re-checked all connections inside and outside, pushed button again...same thing.

Tried to get into the BIOS but forgot that the keyboard that was connected will not have F-Key functions unless the OS running (Driver issue) swapped KB with old one with no such problem. Pushed On button again and the PC started the same thing again, except this time it gave some kind of message about the MB not being configured properly fo... Read more

Answer:Problems with Mobo/booting after repair

clear the CMOS. there is a jumper on the board that will do this or you can pull the battery on the board a minute or two. Then try it again.

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Frozen black screen on startup

My computer was only running firefox and then completely froze out and I couldnt open task manager, switch users or anything. I let the computer sit there for a while not wanting to click anything thinking it would unfreeze by itself in a short while, and then suddenly a noise started coming out at regular intervals. Then the computer just switched off.

On restart I got a BSOD that i wrote down but ive lost the paper for the error message now. I ran the Recovery Console from the XP CD and chkdsk /r and it finished. When i restarted I got another BSOD:


I ran chkdsk /r using the Recovery Console again, with it completing and then this time on restart I got another BSOD message.

"Stop:C0000135 (unable to locate component) This application has failed to start because USP10.dll was found. Re-installing the application may fix this"

I ran chkdsk again a few times and nothing happened, still getting the same BSOD message on restart.

After more googling I found out to run a repair installation from the XP CD instead of the Recovery Console, the website I used just told me to "continue with on-screen instructions". So I ran the repair installation and the first time I ran it, the computer restarted and I thought it had been fixed. Windows XP appeared to be installing itself for the first time and I paniced because I thought I had accidentally pressed the wrong button and chosen to fresh i... Read more

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All that has changed since this started happening was I got a 7970. Doesn't seem like that would be the problem but it is literally the only thing that has changed. I have since done 4 clean windows installs. The first 3 with Last7 V5.2, the last (and current) with regular windows 7 Ultimate.

Randomely I will turn my computer on after being gone a while and when I come back it is in startup repair. it fails to repair anything every time, I shutdown and reboot and the computer boots fine.

I have run checkdisk and smart (and various other utilities, ssd life etc) on my SSD and my other hard drives and all seem to pass with flying colors.

I have 4 hard drives, the Crucial M4 SSD, 2 750gb 2.5" 7200rpm in raid 1, and a 1tb 2.5" 7200rpm. (all 3 are western digital).

I thought when it first happened the problem may have been my velociraptors since they were getting older (I had 4 of them in raid 10) so I pulled them out since I wasn't really using them anyway and replaced them with the 2 750gb raid 1.

I am at a loss for what could be causing this.

Answer:Windows 7 keeps booting to startup repair

Have you run Memtest? Tried downloading a different ISO of Windows 7 and burning it at a slower speed? Different power supply?

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Hello! My notebook will not boot up at all. I find this odd, considering I sent my notebook to HP (through Best Buy) for repairs due to a phantom mouse issue. I even attempted a hard reset (Power button & Mute Button for 15 seconds) to no avail. Prior to sending my notebook in for repairs it would function normally aside from the mouse issue, but now the notebook will not even turn on. I do receive an error code from the CAPS LOCK light. It flashes normally 5 times, then gives 3 fast flashes. According to the table of sample blink codes, this means that I have a general board failure. It is unfortunate that this has happened immediately after a repair, but I would like to find some solutions to this issue as soon as possible. Thank you.

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My son?s computer will not boot up at all, working fine Fri night, turned on Sat am and the following. On turning on the power the PSU & processor fans both spin, the DVD burner LED illuminates, USB mouse lights up and the power LED illuminates. The keyboard LEDs do not come on, there are no beeps and the monitor displays says there is no signal. The hard drive is OK (I have a external case that I have put it into and it is fine when I plug it into another PC and have retrieved some important docs)The good news is that I was given his PC along with an identical spare PC (same motherboard Asus A7N8X with Athlon 2500). When I was given these PC?s there was no DVD drive or op system, I purchased an OEM version of XP along with a DVD burner and installed them into one of the cases and also swapped graphic card and a few months ago swapped power supply after the original one failed. I have never actually built a PC although as mentioned above have swapped bits and pieces around.I suspect rightly or wrongly that it is either the motherboard or processor?Is the easiest option going to be to swap the motherboard complete with processor from the second PC into the non working one and if I do that will XP work Ok (bearing in mind it is still installed on the hard drive?Hope this is enough background for people to give me advice on how to proceed, thanks in advance for any assistance.RG

Answer:Non booting PC, repair/transplant query

If you have never done it before, fitting a motherboard into a case can be very difficult. If fitted incorrectly you can cause a short circut, flex the board and crack it... You do have the advantage that the cases and boards are identical so the brass pillars in the case will align with the screw holes in the motherboard and the plastic standoff pillars on the boards will be in the right place. Even so, I would err on the side of caution and move all of the components from the dead PC to the living one, leaving the motherboards where they are.XP will be fine, the boards are identical so it shouldn't give a peep. Even if they were not, XP would just declare that it had found new hardware and search for/install new drivers.Do wear an antistatic wrist strap when you move stuff, especially the ram. If you don't have one, any old length of electrical cable/speaker wire will do (strip one end and wrap it round your wrist, strip the other and wrap it around bare copperwork like a radiator or water pipe).

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my PC keeps booting into system repair each time I start it with windows vista loading screen

this happened after I downloaded updates for my PC then restarted to install them and now it keeps going to system repair
is there any way to fix this without clean installing? thanks

and also when the startup repair finishes it says it can't fix the problem and gives a code

Problem Event Name StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01 6.1.7601.23455
Problem Signature 02 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03 Unknown
Problem Signature 04 81
Problem Signature 05 AutoFailOver
Problem Signature 06 1
Problem Signature 07 MissingOsLoader
OS Version 6.1.7601.
Locale ID 1033

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Have a generic desktop loaded with XP Pro that won't boot properly.

I am trying to boot from CD to repair, but can't get machine to do so. I've tried using the F1, F2,F7,F8 and Delete keys with out success for access...

Any suggestions on how to proceed...?


Answer:Booting XP Pro from CD to Access Repair Console

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So I am fixing my moms computer, a Dell desktop running vista h.p. 64. I booted it up and it went to system restore, and came out with an error like this: Vista start up repair failed?..
I then tried to run all of the options that the computer gives me, including startup repair, system restore, complete pc restore, memory diagnosic tool, open cmd. I have not tried the factory reinstall, as i would rather not loose her data. I cannot run either restores formally mentioned, as she never backed up and created a restore.
Now, when i boot to safe mode, it will redirect me to the original screen i linked, creating a loop. Booting into any safe mode does this. Also, when i try to insert the vista repqir disc and select boot from CD drive, it again loops back to the mentioed screen.
I then tried to place the diseased hd into the primary slot of another desktop of simialr age, so that i could boot it, copy her files onto an extrenal, then do a clean install of vista. This resulted in it coming to a black screen that says, media test failure, pxe, check cable.

And im stuck. Can anyone take over?

Answer:Help with booting and redirect-start up repair?

This could be a few things. What was the original repair for?

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I cant get the Recoevery Disk to boot...

.... So i tryed transfering files onto USB........(i did format into a star-up disc)
.....Still doesnt boot..........just getting a comand promt

The files on the Recovery Disk are

Note --- The computer im using is XP and have no access to vista Laptop at all!!!

please stuck

Answer:BOOTING - Recovery - Repair - DEAD END

hi you should have a recovery partition on your laptop go to the mfr website support page for your model and you will find the proceedure for accessing it

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Please Help!!!

Yesterday, my laptop battery was dead and I plugged it in to charge and started it up. Upon Startup the cord fell out and died. When I plugged back in and restarted, it recommended me to use "startup repair" or Start windows normally. I chose start up repair and now it says start up repair cannot be used to fix problems and the details suggest the Version of Startup Repair is not consistent. I have tried Chkdsk and this Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
to no avail. I tried System restore points and the restore notice "retrieving files" justs runs and runs forr hours so it does not seems to be working. Does anyone have a suggestion. I would like to extract my data if at all possible. I am not technically minded so any suggestions would be SO appreciatiated.



Answer:Startup Repair and Problem Booting

Hello TYA, welcome to Seven Forums!

To start, there is a way to copy out the date if all else fails; have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below.

How to Copy & Paste in Recovery Console on Windows 7 or Vista

Will Windows not boot/start at all?

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I searched the threads for an existing post and I couldn't find one that matched my problem. Sorry if a solution has already been posted somewhere.

I have a new Acer 1410 w/ 4GB of DDR2 memory and a 1.6 CULV processor. It came with Vista Home Premium installed, but I downloaded Windows 7 Ultimate from my technet subscription. Because I don't have an optical drive I had to install from a USB stick. I did this without any problems at all.

Windows 7 has been booting fine and running great for about a week now. I haven't recenly loaded any new software or drivers. Yesterday I shut down my laptop normally; when I tried to reboot an hour later I was shown the "loading files" screen and was then taken to the Windows Startup Repair option. Windows spent an hour trying to repair whatever was wrong with my startup and I was finally given an error message that it couldn't make any repairs.

I tried going to the DOS prompt and fixing the boot manager and boot file; interestingly all this did was suddenly give me the option to boot Windows 7 or Windows Vista (!!!). I still get the Windows Startup Repair when I try booting Windows 7. If I try to boot Vista (I was curious) it takes me all the way to the login screen but then tells me I have files missing if I try to login, which is fine - I wasn't trying to set up a dual boot anyways.

Here's the part that's really got me stumped: If I try booting my laptop into install (using the bootable USB stick I created to se... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 stopped booting; Can't repair.

UPDATE: I may have some new information. I've booted to the install menu and picked "Repair your computer". From there I went to the command prompt and typed "sfc /scannow".

I received this message:

"There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again."

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Do Windows 7 repair disks work on Windows 8 (or 10) for that matter?
I've tried using a 7 repair disk on 8 and it hasn't worked.
I'm downloading Ultimate Recovery disk and Hirens, has anyone tried these?

Answer:Repair disk for non booting Windows 8.

No, a Windows 7 repair disc will not work on a Windows 8 computer, and vice versa.  However, a Windows 8 repair disc will work on a Windows 8 computer.  And yes, you can boot Hiren's and UBCD (if that is what you mean) as long as you switch to CSM mode if it's a UEFI computer.

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Trying to fix a friends laptop.
tried booting in normal or safe mode and it keeps going to repair mode and the repair keeps failing.
says it has like 11 errors....any ideas?

Answer:Laptop keeps booting to Start up repair mode

Possible hardware failure, might want to check on the HD and ram for good measure. If the hardware pass, then you might want to run avira rescue disc or scan the HD externally for any infections.

If all else fails, probably recommend a data backup. Some suggestions to start off with.

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Hello everyone, first off, I hope that I'm posting this in the correct forum.

So, last night my computer froze when I was alt-tabbing between Marvel Heroes and my desktop as I normally do, unfortunately, when it froze I could not alt-ctrl-del my way out of things to get to the task manager, so I was forced to power it down.

When I tried booting it back up, the system just hung there until I booted a second time and was directed to everyone's favorite repair tool, which ran all night long without ever stopping. After deciding that being in a loop for over 12 hours was a bit excessive, I decided to take further steps by creating a recovery disc on my old laptop.

Once I used the disc, I managed to get the startup repair to analyze things in a minute. However, this showed that my C: partition was nowhere to be found.

Needless to say, I followed various instructions to try and fix things on my own, only to discover that I have 0-byte registry hives and now if I try to reboot, it tells me the following is missing:

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000034

I tried to reset things to its factory settings, but even pressing the factory reset button on my laptop only gives me the above error message. So unfortunately I have no installation disc.

So now I'm here to see if anyone can direct me in the right direction to solve this annoyance.

I did look in the BIOS to make sure that it still recognizes my HD, and it shows that it's there, so I'm hoping this isn't hardware failure.

Answer:Startup Repair Loop/Booting troubles

I tried to reset things to its factory settings, but even pressing the factory reset button on my laptop only gives me the above error message. So unfortunately I have no installation disc.

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Home - Lenovo Support (US)
Click on Parts & Accessories.

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Hi all! So I followed this guide Windows 7 - Create a system repair USB key to create a system repair USB.

First time trying it, I inserted it and booted to USB and the message "Remove disks or media and hit any key to restart" or something similar appeared. I took the USB out, hit any key and it restarted and booted to system repair, no problem.

However, immediately after I tried to do it again. Same thing happens up to the remove disks or media screen, but when I remove the USB and hit restart it just boots normally instead of going to system repair. I tried excluding all other boot options and leaving just USB:HDD, but then after hitting any key and restarting the computer just fails to boot and gives me an empty boot list. I tried using the USB on a different laptop and had the same problem.

So, I remade the USB (including reformatting the USB stick), and tried again. Same thing happens.

I'm just so confused because it worked once but not anymore after that! Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

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Hello all,

I will try my best to be concise and provide the necessary information. I own the Fujitsu T5010 Tablet PC. It did not manage to safely shutdown yesterday and I find myself unable to boot up the computer like usual. It will reach the screen with "Microsoft Corporation" below a loading bar, and will prompt a restart after a few mins wait, sometimes with a BSOD that flashes for a split second before the laptop restarts.

I then proceed to the StartUp recovery and attempt to repair the problem. However, a cmd window will open with error messages such as

"Unable to restore the data because the hard disk can not be recognized. Please contact Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation or your dealer""The recovery and the utility disc can not be started because of the unexpected error in the hard disk. Please try again to restart the Recovery and Utility disc. If you see the same error again, there is a possibility that tour hard disk might be corrupt."
These error messages will show up without fail whenever I try to StartUp repair. Thinking that it may be a hard disk failure, I went to the bios setup to check. The drives are (correctly, I presumed) displayed as

Drive0 [Hitachi HTS54323...]Drive1 [MAT****ADVD-RAM UK8...]
I initially suspected a hard disk failure, as I have the HDD replaced in this very same laptop about 1.5 years ago. But this time, it was different. Using Ultimate Boot CD or the Windows Vista Recovery Disc, I was able to n... Read more

Answer:Booting Problem Can't be Solved by Startup Repair

Sure sounds like HD problems to me, too.
Take one of these HD tests to be sure.

Test Hard Drive HD Diagnostic or this test

Have all of your stuff backed up, just in case
Run the system chkdsk and then format.

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I'm trying to repair my master boot record but when I try to access the repair my computer option using the DVD, it doesn't come up.... Instead goes straight to the drive options.
Anyone seen this before?

Answer:MBR Missing... No option to repair computer when booting from DVD

Here's How:
1. Boot your computer to the Windows 7 DVD (or to a "Repair CD"). At this screen choose to install now.

2. Select your language and click next.

3. Click the button for "Use recovery tools".

4. Then select "Command Prompt".

5. When open, the command prompt will look like this:

6. The command we will use, bootsect.exe, is in a folder (named boot) on the DVD.
We need to know what drive letter has been assigned the DVD drive to access the folder.

Type: diskpart
and press Enter
Type: select disk 0 (zero)
and press Enter
type: list volume
and press Enter
In this screen shot, the 7 DVD is letter: G


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OK, first off, this all started happening only just a few days ago. I turned my pc on and it went straight to saying 'your computer cannot boot' or a message like that, and I was like, What??? So I went and used the startup repair which didn't work, and it asked me if I wanted to send the report to Microsoft and I did. Then it restarted, and for a split second it flashed a BSOD at me (which of course I couldn't see). So, it basically looped, and this time I chose the 'advanced options' and used the system restore, and luckily it booted into one of my earlier points. This worked, however, until you restart, the problem happens again (restart, BSOD, startup repair etc.) Anyway, I tried using a repair disc I made before this started happening, and that was exactly the same as using the pc without the cd. I tried starting in safe mode but I got a BSOD . Is there a way I can post the error report so I can show you guys? Please! I've tried absolutely everything! Please reply as quick as you can!

Answer:Computer not booting, startup repair won't work

I forgot to tell you that I'm using the pc right now, but if I restart I'll have the BSOD problem. I also can't uninstall programs and my AV is telling me I've turned it all off! Is this a virus?

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Hello all,

I will try my best to be concise and provide the necessary information. I own the Fujitsu T5010 Tablet PC. It did not manage to safely shutdown yesterday and I find myself unable to boot up the computer like usual. It will reach the screen with "Microsoft Corporation" below a loading bar, and will prompt a restart after a few mins wait, sometimes with a BSOD that flashes for a split second before the laptop restarts.

I then proceed to the StartUp recovery and attempt to repair the problem. However, a cmd window will open with error messages such as

* "Unable to restore the data because the hard disk can not be recognized. Please contact Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation or your dealer"
* "The recovery and the utility disc can not be started because of the unexpected error in the hard disk. Please try again to restart the Recovery and Utility disc. If you see the same error again, there is a possibility that tour hard disk might be corrupt."

These error messages will show up without fail whenever I try to StartUp repair. Thinking that it may be a hard disk failure, I went to the bios setup to check. The drives are (correctly, I presumed) displayed as

* Drive0 [Hitachi HTS54323...]

I initially suspected a hard disk failure, as I have the HDD replaced in this very same laptop about 1.5 years ago. But this time, it was different. Using Ultimate Boot CD or the Windows ... Read more

Answer:Booting Problem Can't be Solved by Startup Repair

The recovery disk checks the file structure on the hard drive - not the condition of the drive itself.

As such, the most important thing at this point is to backup your data - just in case the drive is failing.

Although unlikely, it is possible that there is a physical problem with the hard drive - so I'd suggest running one of these free tests: HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

If that passes, then it's time to try the different types of Startup Repair.

Run Startup Repair at least 3 times, rebooting between each try.
If that doesn't work, then try the Command Prompt option with the following commands:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /RebuildBcd
Press Enter after each command and accept any warnings that it may give.

If that doesn't fix it, then you'll have to reinstall Windows (you can't do a repair install unless you can boot into Windows). So backup your stuff and follow these directions: Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

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I have a Toshiba,  I upgraded to windows about a month ago.
I am now getting the Automatic repair loop.  I let the laptop battery drain.  I get to the Gui interface Toshiba setup utility window.  From here I can change the boot order.  I changed it to USB first, and  I have tried to boot
from USB.  I get to the windows set up menu, but after a few seconds the Automatic repair loop kicks in AGAIN.  I can not complete the install. How do I turn off Automatic repair loop so I can finish install?

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I am having this problem with one of my W520 series Thinkpad Laptops.  When I start up the computer, instead of booting Windows 7, it boots directly into the ThinkVantage Technologies repair utility.   It scans the computer looking for a start up error, says "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically" and gives the message: "If you have recently attached a device to this comptuer, such as a camera or portable music player, remove it and restart your comptuer.  If you continue to see this message, contact your system administrator, or run Lenovo Product Recovery." There was a mouse attached, however it was removed before the next restart and yet, every time I try to start the computer, it sends me straight back to this, over and over.  I have tried to boot into safe mode and I can't even get to that splash screen, it just boots directly into this recovery mode.  I cannot roll the comptuer back because there is quite a lot of data that has be added to the computer between the current time and the last possible roll-back time and I really cannot lose that data.  I can boot to a CD, however that also does not do me much good because a Windows 7 cd only does the same thing the Lenovo recovery tools can do (command line, startup repair, etc.).  So I am unsure what to do at this point and am hoping somebody has come across this issue and has been able to fix it.  I've tried googling and such but that hasn't reallly turne... Read more

Answer:W520 Booting directly into ThinkVantage Repair

I've come across the same issue with a USB 3.0 SAS HDD from WD connected to the computer. I don't have Lenovo Rescue and Recovery, so instead of booting into Lenovo repair tools, it boots into Windows 7 Recovery environment. When I disconnect the HDD, it boots normally into Windows. Link to the issue: (Note: the USB HDD is encrypted using BitLocker2Go) There is no workaround except disconnecting the external HDD before turning the computer on. Maybe your issue is caused by something else, but the symptoms you described here are definitely the same.

Lenovo ThinkPad W520 15.6" 1920x1080, UEFI 1.42, Intel Core i7-2820QM 2.3GHz, Intel HD3000 + nVidia Quadro 2000M 2GB, Kingston PNP 16GB (4x4GB) 1600MHz RAM, Crucial m4 040H 256GB SSD, Lenovo TP Drive Adapter UltraBay 12,7mm + WD Blue 1TB 5400rpm HDD, Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN, Gobi 3000, Lenovo TP Port Mini Dock Plus Series 3, Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit

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Dear All,

This is my first time in the forums and I need some help.
I Have an Equium A200 laptop running Windows Vista 32. Recently I had a malware problem and my only recourse was to wipe everything and run the Toshiba Recovery disk that was provided.

I reinstalled everything and the computer restarted with no problems... however if I shut down completely for a short period, when the machine starts again Windows Startup repair keeps operating. I have let it run its course but it never actually repairs anything. I even wiped everything again just ran the recovery disk which put on the basic windows vista, closed the machine down for about a minute and then started it again, Yes windows startup repair came on again.

My bios is the latest version, and I have run a test on memory and hard drive... all diagnostics appear okay.

My laptop is still in warranty.

Can anyone help please?


Answer:Equium A200- Vista repair always while booting

Hi dude

Your issue is really strange? to be honest I never saw something like that.
Of course the Vista repair function is known to me and my Vista repaired the system in the past too but this doesn?t appear always while booting the notebook.

However, I presume this issue has something to do with your system and you should firstly try to clean it using the CCleaner. This is a free tool and it repairs the OS and the registry.

Furthermore update the Vista to the latest state. Install SP1 and all the other updates.
Maybe it helps!

Good luck

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Hello,        I am a computer technician at Patterson Joint Unified, and we have some 3000+ chromebook devices deployed for our 1:web .   Recently students have been bring me devices that fail to boot, i can enter powerwash but after that completes it goes to a black screen, i have tried repairs via recovery usb but all it does is load no matter the length of time. im suspecting the ssd/ flash memory is bad on  these devices which is causing the no boot. is there anyway to test for sure, i have had about 8 of these within a short time period. any help is greatly apreciated thank you, and happy holidays

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i have windows vista it was working fine yesterday. my brother downloaded a game called Rome Total war he said that he installed it and it was asking to reboot computer. so he did and now i cant boot my comp! i tried to set default BIOS. it didnt work. i tried checking the cables. it didnt work. i checked my fans all working fine and no overheating. nothing works. now i tried to repair my windows because i read that it could be bad boot sector so i boot from my windows DVD and since i get that blue screen it stucks on there. i dont know what to do now anyone please help. because i bought my comp last week and i didnt use it propertly yet because i get only problems.
EDIT!: i got my repair screen after 20 minutes of waiting.???
maybe my ram is dead? but it shows my 2Gb of ram on startup.
BTW my processor is Intel pentium dual core E5200 2,5Ghz and 2Gb of ram
ATI radeon HD 4350 512 Mb

Answer:Windows vista restarts in mid booting/cannot repair

Ok close thread! I got it working by repairing startup
thx anyway :d

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So I've been fighting with this issue for almost a week now, I'm at wits end. Back story, I was working on some music production stuff, which is the only thing I use this PC for, when a ~1 second power outage (off for a sec then back on) happened. When my computer came back on from the outage it was at the shutting down screen then turned off. After the storm passed I went to turn it back on and instead of going to the windows 10 logo and booting up it just goes to a black screen with a flashing white underscore in the upper left corner.

Here is what I have tried so far:
Is it a failed SSD? No, I was able to use a SATA>USB cable to read/write all files on this drive. I was able to copy all files off to a backup folder. Drive looks like everything is fine with it.
Has my RAM failed? No, I pulled all RAM sticks and tested one at a time to ensure it would not boot up with either one. I checked in BIOS to ensure that it was reading the proper speeds and total memory of the sticks, which it was. I also checked some older RAM I still have that I know was working properly when I pulled it out to see if maybe it was an issue with all sticks, still no dice and no boot up.
Create Win 10 Boot Media on flash drive and run a repair? This is where it gets odd, after all of this I suspected maybe its a master boot record issue, so I would need to boot from a USB with win10 install media on it. However, my PC will not boot from a USB drive! I have tried three different flash ... Read more

Answer:Cant repair / clean install windows by booting via USB

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Hello all,

I will try my best to be concise and provide the necessary information. I own the Fujitsu T5010 Tablet PC. It did not manage to safely shutdown yesterday and I find myself unable to boot up the computer like usual. It will reach the screen with "Microsoft Corporation" below a loading bar, and will prompt a restart after a few mins wait, sometimes with a BSOD that flashes for a split second before the laptop restarts.

I then proceed to the StartUp recovery and attempt to repair the problem. However, a cmd window will open with error messages such as
"Unable to restore the data because the hard disk can not be recognized. Please contact Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation or your dealer"
"The recovery and the utility disc can not be started because of the unexpected error in the hard disk. Please try again to restart the Recovery and Utility disc. If you see the same error again, there is a possibility that tour hard disk might be corrupt."
These error messages will show up without fail whenever I try to StartUp repair. Thinking that it may be a hard disk failure, I went to the bios setup to check. The drives are (correctly, I presumed) displayed as
Drive0 [Hitachi HTS54323...]
I initially suspected a hard disk failure, as I have the HDD replaced in this very same laptop about 1.5 years ago. But this time, it was different. Using Ultimate Boot CD or the Windows Vista Recovery Disc, I was able to n... Read more

Answer:Booting Problem Can't be Solved by Startup Repair


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I have a missing NTLDR problem. I know the steps to fix this.
But when i boot windows disc. It gives me the option of pressing F2.... That does nothing because i need another disc. So i let it load the files normally. And it guides me directly to 3 hard drives. (My harddrives) Here is the problem. I don?t know what to do. I don?t know if i?m doing it wrong, if i went too far away. Or if i?m too early

Answer:Problem booting windows disc for repair

Boot off of the CD and get to the Recovery Console. By pressing R (follow the steps in the link provided)

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I have an Acer Aspire R7-371T aka "R13" and whenever I power my laptop on after shutting down, a message appears shortly in my notification that I need to restart my laptop to repair drive errors. Does anyone have this problem and/or know a fix for this? All drivers, apps, etc. are up to date

Answer:"Restart to repair drive errors" when booting up

Are you running AdAware? Lots of people who had this problem were and uninstalling it fixed the problem.

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I am stuck in a odd situation with my laptop. It's now gotten to the point where I just want to do a repair of Windows and hope that fixes things, but whenever I boot into my Windows XP CD, it says that it can't find any hard drives on my laptop. I can still boot into safe mode and access my files, so my hard drive is obviously there.

Is there a way to initiate a windows repair WITHOUT booting into the CD? Or, can anyone think of why my CD can't find my hard drive?

Answer:Initiate Windows Repair without booting to disc?

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Back story: my hpe341 desktop (originally with Windows 7, upgraded to Win 10) suffered a HDD crash.   I had two weeks before created a WindowsImage on a USB attached drive.   I restored the Win 7, went through the upgrade process to get it back to Win 10.  The issue: Every attempt (booting to Win 10 and using the Control Panel > Restore or booting from the Windows 10 Repair Disc that I had built results in my being taken to a screen asking ?Choose Your Keyboard Layout? (this on a light blue screen) but keyboard and mouse seem to be not functional.  All I can do is force a power down. I have tried all startups using both USB 2 and USB 3 ports and nothing works. Importantly, the machine worked perfectly under Win 7 and works perfectly now Win 10 in a normal boot process; the issue only arises when I try to reimage with the saved file. The plea: It is frustrating to have the image file saved from two weeks before the crash and now not be able to load it: I suspect there is expertise out there in the Forum that will be able to help me. Thanks in advance (I did searches and wasn?t able to find a post that resolved my query, if I missed one my apologies in advance)

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recently after a series of crashes my computer will no longer boot, the system repair tools have been unable to fix whatever the issue is and cannot seem to restore the to any previous point, im at my wits end and my searches for a solution lead me here and the recover tool farbar which i am not clear on how to use beyond scanning these were the results i got , i have no idea what i am doing at this point and any help would be greatly apriciated    Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 11-06-2013Ran by SYSTEM on 11-06-2013 08:47:15Running from H:\Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 9Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> FRST is updated to run from normal or Safe mode to produce a full FRST.txt log and an extra Addition.txt log.==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================HKLM-x32\...\Run: [amd_dc_opt] C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\Dual-Core Optimizer\amd_dc_opt.exe [77824 2008-07-22] (AMD)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe" [958576 2013-04-04] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [HDAudDeck] C:\Program Files (x86)\VIA\VIAudioi\VDeck\VDeck.exe -r [5036144 2012-02-22] (VIA)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [OCDLMgr]  [x]HKLM-x32\...\Run: [WTClient] WTClient.exe [32768 2009-10-30] (Tablet Driver)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -at... Read more

Answer:computer is non booting, windows 7 repair tools failing

disregard i now have a timeline and will just have to reformat the entire thing and start over

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After installing an update for Norton Antivirus, Windows 7 will not boot in normal or safemode and instead goes directly to Start-up Repair with no blue screen.

Start-up Repair runs and give inconsistent messages, but often says that a required driver is corrupt - D:\Windows\System32\Drivers\NAVX64\1401010.005\SymDS64.sys .

I have tried renaming the file and have run chkdsk twice and neither thing has done anything to help boot the computer. I've also run Norton's bootable recovery tool and haven't found anything.

Is this malware? What do I do?

Answer:WIN7 Booting Directly to Startup Repair After NAV Update

Did you try system restore from recovery console?

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Windows automatically updated and then my audio stopped working so as always I tried turning it on and off again but then it got stuck on the spinning thing. I've included a video i you want to see what it looked like., I have not looped the video or added the flashing.

Because this isn't the first time Windows has shit the bed on me I knew to make a repair disc and try to use startup repair. It failed. Next I tried to revert to a previous build. It failed. Next I tried to reset Windows. It failed.

Rerunning startup repair a few times made it do different things but it never worked.

I'm either looking for a solution to this problem or a way to quickly copy all the files off of my boot drive so I can perform a reinstall. (I have an HDD big enough to store the entire boot drive already in the PC)


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ok - so i've crashed my system. i'm posting at the general section as the BSOD section seems to contain attempts to fix the cause of the BSOD - here that's not really the concern.

starting from scratch is NOT an option - need to restore the environment as it was. please don't tell me "clean install is always better."

besides, help me with this one, and we ALL shalt be richly rewarded - the answer to this thread is an xp-style REAL repair install where you don't need the system up & running to repair.

so - BSOD on boot, seemingly when it's starting to load the user account that's set to autologin.

i have:
- memory.DMP created at the BSOD. 200Mb.
- the non-booting 7 HD.
- registry hives backed up by erunt. straight copy of these to ...\config didn't fix the BSOD.
- .reg export of the whole registry.
- also, of course i have a bunch of 7-restore points, but the WINre environment refuses to let me access them.

so far i've thought:
- do a clean install, then merge the .reg backup to it after having copied the program folders over. but in the past i've had at best mixed results when attempting to import .reg backups.
- PCmover, if i can get it to build the "moving van" from the crashed OS. don't know how to do this.

your thoughts / ideas? much appreciated.

Answer:REAL repair install win7/64 - NOT booting system

Try a boot log and lets see what it looks like.

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The problem is with my wife's computer - it won't start up at all!
(So the instructions of Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions aren't of any use as the computer won't get that far to execute them...)

We know that the battery has problems, but where we are (Peru - travelling full-time) we cannot get a replacement. Until today it worked okay on mains power. But today my wife forgot to plug in and started the computer without the power supply - which resulted in a blue screen (of death) with the
error 0x00000074

All you can do is turn it off and on again, it then asks to 'Launch Startup Repair', which fails with an
error 0xc0000225
The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

I searched for hours but can't seem to find a solution. The 'Windows 7 installation disk' is a dedicated partition on the harddisk (C/D/E?). We have a set of recovery disks for this laptop and an external DVD-drive, but it won't boot off it either. I even went into BIOS to change the boot disk order to external CD/DVD. (Strangely enough: it doesn't give partition letters for the internal hd, only says 'internal disk drive' or something like that. Otherwise I would have chosen the corresponding drive letter for the system files.)

The computer won't boot in 'safe mode' either. I also tried the setting to get 'safe mode' with a 'command prompt' (BSOD) because I found some instructions to repair BCD from command prompt via bootrec /rebuildbcd
Booting to ... Read more

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when cold booting, the repair utility starts. after cancelling the repair utility, it reboots (now hot booting) and starts up windows without problems.This problems seems already reported here: any idea about a lenovo solution? Thanks in advance for your help, very kind regards, Stan.

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Yesterday my laptop overheated, so I put it in a position to cool off and turned it on again 1 minute later. I went away and when I came back it was off (It clearly overheated again). I put it near my window and booted it up again and it booted into Startup Repair and ran its auto-fix (Which failed) and I went into System Recovery Options and I remembered that before it overheated the first time a Windows Update was qued. I figured it must have overheated the second time during the Windows Update. I tried 2 restore points and kept getting this error "An unspecified error occured during System Restore. (0x800700b7)".

However upon closer examination, the System Restore Options is telling me this "Operating System: Windows 7 on (D Acer". Note the D: - because I know for a fact my OS is indeed on D: (I checked using Command Prompt). The problem is System Restore is trying to restore the C: when it should be doing D:

I believe this to be the problem. I was wondering whether it is or isn't the problem, and how do I get System Restore to restore the D: and not the C:

(I have no backup disks of any kind so my personal files hang in the balance)

Thank you,

Lord Castabarus

Answer:Laptop keeps booting into Startup repair after failed Windows Update

Never mind, I've screwed it up even more now and it says winloaded.exe is unverified digital signature ect.

I'm just gonna buy a Windows 7 Repair Disk and hope it doesn't delete my files.

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I made a recovery/repair DVD and booted up from it. It located my Windows OS on drive C:. Then it gave me a strange menu: Recovery disk Repair Windows Boot Manager Add startup option: Windows Recovery Environment (repaired) These were my only choices. I could not get to the Recovery Console or other menu without accepting the repair. Right now, nothing is broken. Windows boots normally every day. I am afraid if I let the new disk make a "repair," it may really give me a problem. What to do? Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. I had not made a repair disk before because I had installed Acronis backup, which prevented it. It was only yesterday that I found the registry edits needed after uninstalling Acronis so that Windows Backup would run.

Answer:Recovery disk says Repair Windows Boot Manager but OS is booting fine

I wouldn't be afraid of running an offered Repair, and would probably after reboot go back to run a couple more Startup Repairs to see if it finds anything else. It isn't going to harm anything and may find more to correct as it already has.

You can also post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image which will tell us if it's correctly configured.

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I'm trying to restore my Windows 7 64bit machine to its factory settings at the moment, and I've tried the following but they've all failed.

1.) Boot up and hit F8, select Repair computer, but then it just boots Windows normally.

2.) Create System Repair Disc, and from BIOS boot-up, choose boot from DVD-RW, but when it does that and loads Windows files, Error 0xc000000d and winload.exe missing comes up.

3.) When I tried to insert the installation disc that came with my computer, it's not recognized and nothing happens (during boot from DVD-RW).

*Note - Just today when I tried to do a system restore, it said that I had no previous restore points, but I just restored a week ago, so that might add some info.

Any help please? I'm not too computer savvy so sorry.

Computer is Alienware by the way.

Answer:After booting System Repair Disc, error 0xc000000d winload.exe missing

Hello Fanahtic Welcome to the Seven Forums!

My first guess which is likely to be the same as many would be the optical drive is where to begin as well as checking the disks for any scratches or finger marks from handling.

If the repair cd was simply a bad burn that would explain part of the problem when booting from it. The install/repair disk that came with the system might be a bad disk as well. That can happen where an OEM disk or even new media is simply a useless coaster.

Despite all that however if the drive is loaded up with dust and needs a len cleaning those are found in the dvd player, tv sections at any Target, Best Buy, Walmart, or other retail chein for a few bucks.

Or you might simply have to replace the drive itself if the lazer reader is now history if no other media is able to read from or burned to like a data disk. I just had to replace one of the two optical drives used on the present system due to some problems and put in a 7yr. old optical drive and all worked well! After a few years of use they can go on you.

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Hi all, I'm a bit of a noob and this is my first post here. Here's my problem:

I have an Acer Travelmate 6293 and have been dual-booting XP and 7 (on separate partitions) for about a year. Suddenly today, when I tried to boot up my laptop into XP, I got a BSOD with the error message 'UNBOOTABLE_PARTITION' or something along those lines. So then I restarted my laptop, and managed to get into the 7 Built-In Recovery Partition. So I went into that and selected Startup Repair. When it said it was completed, I proceeded to restart my laptop and I was greeted by a message: 'A disk read error has occurred. Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to restart.' Again, I did this and when it restarts it shows the same message. I then rebooted and inserted my Windows 7 Disk and went into Repair Your Computer. However, when it searches for a Windows installation, it finds no Operating System and I am prompted to Load Drivers, so obviously I can't Restore your computer using a system image that you created earlier. So I restarted my computer, and booted up again from the Windows 7 Disk. On the language screen, I opened up a Command Prompt using a shortcut which I found on the internet (ALT + F10 IIRC). I then typed in diskpart, and then list volume. This is what comes up...

Volume 0 F UDF DVD-ROM 2386MB Healthy (Windows 7 Disk)
Volume 1 C RAW Partition 90 GB Healthy (This is my XP Installation)
Volume 2 D NTFS Partition 48 GB Healthy (This is my Windows 7 Installation)
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Answer:Dual Booting Problem (XP & 7) [Startup Repair Failed]{A disk read error has occurred

Have you performed any ChkDSK yet? If not do so. Use your Windows 7 Disk Go into command prompt type in


When completed.



If that don't work go back to your Win7 disk at the command prompt type
bootrec.exe /Fixboot
bootrec.exe /Fixmbr

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This is what happens when I turn my computer on. but if restart my computer it fuctions normally. i have an xp os as well as an ubuntu. i was getting this problem even before installing ubuntu. also lately, i am getting a lot of blue screens on my startup asking me to reboot. please help.

Answer:GRUB Loading stage 1.5 GRUB loading?

"i was getting this problem even before installing ubuntu"You won't get a GRUB error on a "pure" XP system. GRUB is generally loaded with Linux, unless you loaded a different distro prior to Ubuntu? Or some sort of boot manager software?"i am getting a lot of blue screens on my startup"Could be a sign of bad RAM or incorrect memory settings. Are there STOP: error codes on the blue screens? Post the error message....

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 running on Vista Home Basic 32-bit SP1.
and lately whenever I switch it on Windows Boot Manager appears with the following message.

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
1) Try system repair
2) Insert Recovery Disk.

File: \$ Windows.-BT\ Windows\ System 32\ winload.exe

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The selected entry could not be loaded. Application might be missing or corrupt

after which I get the following options

Windows Setup
Windows Vista

and when I enter Windows Vista. I get my perfectly normal OS that has been installed with all of my data.

When I try system repair I get a blue screen which says the thread had to terminated. Try closing BIOS.

*** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x83FFE330, 0x83FFE47C, 0x81254336)

What do I do to fix this problem?

Would be highly appreciated if you could help/

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I've been unable to access my custom build computer since around 5:00 yesterday. I chose to restart my computer at around that time just because it was slowing up a little and I usually do that to help, I had not installed any updates or new programs since 2 days ago when there had been a few windows updates.

Upon returning to my computer I noticed that it had been unable to startup and had gone straight into system repair with it being 'unable to repair this computer automatically.' I rebooted several times and noticed that it was not a visible BSOD but as soon as the 'starting windows' icon began to appear it went straight into startup repair. I tried to boot into safe mode, tried to load previous good configuration and all of the other advanced recovery options (including system restore/image and many command prompts).

This is what it shows after being unable to repair automatically:

Problem signature name:Startup repair offline
Problem signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 3: unknown
Problem signature 4: 21200552
Problem signature 5: Autofailover
Problem signature 6: 11
Problem signature 7: Corrupt file
(then my O.S. version)
Locale ID: 1033

This diagnostic occurs every single time I run the startup repair. Also, command prompts I have tried using the WindowsRE command prompt and the one found on the 'repair your PC' option on the windows 7 installation disk are:

-All bootrec.exe ( /fixmbr /rebu... Read more

Answer:Startup repair loop - Can't repair with system restore/repair/commands

Have you tried copying over the backed up reg hives from the regback folder? Follow steps 8 onwards in this tut.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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My pc is :C440 Touch All-in-One (Lenovo)
Operating system : Windows 10
I can't run my PC, every time i try to run it shows me blue screen wrote on it
" Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC
Press " Advanced options" to try other options to repair your PC or "Shut down" to turn off your PC.
Log file :\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt "
I tried to use the most options but none of them worked such as System restore, every time i click on it, it says : System restore could not find the offline boot volume. Please ensure it is currently accessible.
By the way before one day since this problem happened i created system restore point
My pc is Lenovo while running it i clicked F2 and it opened for me Onekey Recovery its Lenovo Tool, it has option called initial backup but i dont know if it backup from the system restore point i've created or what exactly.
Please help i need to solve it ASAP, i have many important university files on my PC and i don't need to lose them
NOTICE :  I tried all the options in the repair screen such as " Reset this PC" , "Startup repair" ... and more, all of them give me message when i click on them please if u want know what message i get, let me know what option and ill write it because too many erorrs
and i got a dvd contain install of windows 10 ( ISO file ) and able to run it on my pc
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So I had a problem today in which Windows decided that it wouldn't boot, Instead it would just reboot constantly

This happened after I heard a ticking noise from my computer, things started to freeze, and so i had to restart. When I tried to turn it back on I had the above problem.

NOW, I tried to use Windows Repair option that is there by default. It loads up the blue windows background, gives me a pointer but then doesnt do anything.

I have a W7 repair disc, I booted to it. That too done the exact same thing, it lets me choose the language/keyboard style to use and then sits on the blue windows background and gives me no options.

Finally, I have a full W7 installation disc that I booted to. I tried the repair option and got the same problem as before.

I also clicked the "Install Now" button and it has been stuck on "setup is starting" for over 10 minutes now, with no hope of it doing anything.

So currently I cannot repair or install Windows. I assumed it was a harddrive failure, but why wont my disc based solutiions even work?

Any help would be great, thanks

Answer:Issues with Windows booting, Windows repair and trying to reinstall

Brumski some system specs mate please that ticking sound sounds like a hard drive to me but without any specs mate it is hard to tell you what to do.

System Info - See Your System Specs

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Please check my Hijack file......anything amiss?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:04:01 PM, on 8/16/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
g:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
G:\Program Files\\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
G:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
G:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
G:\DOCUME~1\ME\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - G:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - g:\progra~1\\vso\mcvsshl.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "G:\PROGRA~1\\VSO\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
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Answer:Help, when someone gets a chance


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Question: Last chance...

Let's see if this third attempt will yield any help from here...considering first time I had to use sarcasm to even get any attention and second time was flat out ignored, I guess that my chances are relatively slim for this final trial...


My logs speak for themselves:

Hijack this:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:57:47 PM, on 4/23/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

Answer:Last chance...

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I have been sick for several weeks. Yesterday I got home & dl'd Chrome Beta 4. @ some point , while wathcing Justin) I was hit with a varation of the 2009 antivirus fake scan. I instantly ctrl/alt/del and hit task manager , then shut it down via explorer. No issue.

Just a few hours ago I stupidily restored back to the day before I ran into 2009 antivirus xp (I have a lot of times, never had a problem) however the restore apperantly ignited the program in chromes cache and MSE lit up (I was running a scan anyhow) with this. I then ran eset online scanner. all clean.
I am stilll very sick and being as this only happened for a split second via a restore & was caught before launching is there any way I can believe I am safe?
I'm running Win 7 64 bit Pro. Due to the season I have a TON of info and purchase as well as the zune marketplace etc.
Is MSE up to the job of catching this due to the rather unique fashion it ocurred to me or am I forced to call my credit companies , bank etc the day before X-Mas.?
Please let me know if there are additional things I can check for in the registry or whatever. So far I do not see anything MS mentions in the link they sent me to that is snipped. I could really use help here.
Scared out of my mind,

Answer:Is there a chance I am okay?

Just to be sure, do an addition scan with Malwarebytes

If there's anything there that shouldn't be, MB should pick it up.
Don't forget to update the Virus Definitions before starting the scan.

Good Luck.

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Check out my log. I ran AD-Aware already. But somehow I lost IE6. on my add/remove programs it has 0.0 MB next to it. But somehow it still exists on my desk top. And my MSN explorer exists in my add/remove programs, but when I try to restore it, it can not find some files...I can not get into a lot of sites with out the "page can not be displayed" coming up. I can not get into any secure sites or my hotmail. I can not download IE6, it keeps giving me an error.please help!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 21:10:11, on 01/03/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exeC:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\GAMECO~1\common\swtrayv4.exeC:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exeC:\WINDOWS\syste... Read more

Answer:log. You all are my last chance!

Go into your add/remove programs and uninstall Windows Adtools.Print out these instructions and then close all windows including Internet Explorer.Then I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsRun Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button:O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [satmat] C:\WINDOWS\satmat.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcxMonitor] ALCXMNTR.EXEO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows AdTools] C:\Program Files\Windows AdTools\WinAdTools.exeO4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exeO23 - Service: ZESOFT - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\zeta.exe (file missing)Reboot your computer into Safe ModeThen delete these files or directories (Do not be concerned if they do not exist)C:\WINDOWS\satmat.exeC:\Program Files\Windows AdToolsC:\WINDOWS\zeta.exeReboot your computer to go back to normal mode and post a new log.

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Old 95, now 98SE, Bios Phoenix Technologies motherboard, 1995. I've fitted an OPTi 82C861 USB PCI, getting 5v OK, but all devices connected come up as 'unknown', and don't work.According to click here I'm doomed.Any glimmer of hope, anyone?

Answer:Any chance of USB on this PC?

What devices ? Obvious question have you installed the device drivers ?

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hi, i just got home from college and the rest of my family falls far short of computer savvy. so this desktop at home is, i am sure, full with some stuff that might not be so pleasant. hijackthis log is below:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:21:49 PM, on 11/27/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Fil... Read more

Answer:help when you get a chance

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.??If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine.??Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links.??Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool.??No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follo... Read more

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Please tell me what system configuration you feel like would be needed for my intended future plans. I am wanting to learn computer graphic as well as web design, and I have been told the programs used in graphic design can be very taxing on one's computer system. So I am hoping you can help me to make sure when I purchase my new computer in a few days I get the right one for the job, because I will not have the opportunity to purchase again or make changes to my computer system for quite some time. I will be purchasing a completed computer build as I do not have the knowledge of putting together a system myself. I would greatly appreciate any knowledge you could share with me on this, as I want to make sure my purchase is not a costly mistake.

Answer:Only one chance to get this right


Quad Core AMD Phenom (Any will do really, but the faster the better within reason)
ATI FirePro graphics card
A WD Raptor drive for the primary drive
And any larger hard drive for storage.

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Question: Chance?

Just bought the below on E-Bay bad/good deal?
I have a few computers in the garage with the same type ddr3 ram, can I add this on somehow, took a chance on an e-bay bid and won $575 & $30 shipping, hoping for the best.Know its a chance, but seem like the odds are not too too bad.T.I.A.

ASUS CM6830 Desktop PC.

In Good cosmetic condition and great working order.

Powered up, booted fine to BIOS and windows, played/burn CDs/DVDs fine, surfed the net great.

No further testing been done.

Intel Core i7-2600 processor (Quad-core CPU / 3.40GHz per core).
1TB Hard Drive.
NVIDIA GeForce GT530 Video Card (2GB, HDMI DVI VGA)
DVD Burner. Memory Card Reader.
CrossFireX Ready. USB 3.0
Windows 7 Home Premium COA Sticker.


For the money its pretty good deal even if you have to swap a few components. Do you have an OS disk? I would re format nad re-install if it is second hand.

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Hey people just stuck with 1 little problem.

iv got windows 7 profesional on my nice old laptop (Fajitsu Siemens Amilo Pro V2055) laptop, yes i know its about 5 years old, but it runs 7 amazingly

but the 1 problem i have is with my graphics card driver, it is saying that it is not updated to work with all the aero settings that come with Pro, so i was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction of finding a driver, yes iv looked high and low on the internet for it but lets face it, half of what you search for on google is well, inapppropriate.

But my Graphics Card is;

Name: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Manufacturer: (Standard Display Types)
Chip Type: VIA P4N800
DAC Type: 8 bit
Approx. Total Memory n/a
Current Display Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (1Hz)
Monitor: Generic Non-PnP Monitor

Main Driver: vga
Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Date: 13/07/2009
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
DDI Version: Unknown
Driver Model: Unknown

DirectX Features
DirectDraw Acceleration: Not Available
Direct3D Acceleration: Not Available
AGP Texture Acceleration: Not Available

Yes i know its not the greatest card/laptop but its just used for casual use and my college work. so if anyone could help me find a driver it would be much appreacated.

I have no other problems what so ever with windows 7 on this old machine, all other drivers were found and installed perfectly!



Answer:Any Chance of a little help? =)

If your video memory is not at least 256mb, does not support dicrectX 9.0 or use pixelshader 2.0 or greater, you will not be able to enable the aero effects in Windows 7... changing the driver will not help...

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