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Satellite A75-S231: PFN LIST CORRUPT error - fails to load Windows

Question: Satellite A75-S231: PFN LIST CORRUPT error - fails to load Windows

I have a Toshiba Satellite A75-S231. I booted up the computer and it kept freezing a few minutes after starting, giving me a PFN_CORRUPT_LIST error.

Now it fails to even load into windows, it blue screens during the loading screen and immediately reboots. After running a memtest and looking up the error it seems most likely that it is a memory problem.

It had 512 MB RAM when purchased and I bought a 1 GB stick for more memory, the 1 GB stick seems to be fine, but I believe the 512 MB is integrated and that is where all the memory errors are coming from.

Does anyone know if there is a way to remove the original 512 MB of memory that seem to be integrated to the laptop, or how to stop them from causing this problem. I feel like I may just be completely out of luck due to how integrated this memory is with the rest of the laptop. If anyone has any questions, comments, or suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.

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Answer: Satellite A75-S231: PFN LIST CORRUPT error - fails to load Windows

Hi mate,

I don?t think that the memory is onboard. It?s likely on the upper side of the motherboard and not on the bottom, where you installed your 1GB stick.
To remove the module you have to lift up the keyboard which shouldn?t be a big problem. Under the keyboard you will find the module (probably under a plastic cover) which can be then replaced with another module.

Please give a look, remove the keyboard cover and the keyboard or if you are not familiar with electronics, bring your machine to a technician which should take a look and remove the module from the top side.

But believe me, you will have luck.


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When I turn my laptop on windows fails to load. This happened just after a windows update, I don?t have installation disks and I can?t load into safe mode or anything.

What can I do?

Answer:Windows fails to load on my Satellite L300d-243

Can you enter ?Advanced boot settings? when you press F8 at start up?

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When I turn my laptop on windows fails to load. I don't have installation disks and I can't load into safe mode or anything. The file is \Boot\BCD and the status is 0x000000f. The info is 'An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

Can you help please?

Answer:Satellite L300-147 - windows fails to load \Boot\BCD

Can you enter ?Advanced boot settings? with F8 at start up?
Is option ?Repair my computer? available there?

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On start-up Windows tries to load but I get message that Windows encountered problem communicating to a device. Windows fails to load.
Tried all the usual attempts to load in Safe mode etc but no luck. Tried to load Toshiba Recivery Utility but still no luck.

Fortunately data is backed up, but I dont have Recovery disks.

How can I obtain Recovery disks for this machine for delivery here in UK when it's a USA product?
If recovery disks can only be ordered in USA where do I order them? (I do have a US address for delivery if needed).

Answer:Satellite A135-S4527 - Windows encountered problem & fails to load


As far as I know here in Europe you will not be able to order recovery media for US notebook models. if you have someone in US they should contact nearest Authorized service provider and order it for you. Later they send it to you.

If you need addresses and phone numbers check


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When I insert *any* CD or DVD (Formated or blank or with media content) into the Mat****a multi drive I get the Blue Screen of Death with the error message "Bad_Pool_Header".
The Tech line reads: Stop: 0x00000019 ( 0x00000020, 0x88D59B8, 0x880D59D0.0x1A030001).

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers but the problem remains. Does this mean the the Mat****a Multi Drive is bad?

Answer:Satellite A75-S231 - BSOD when I insert a CD or DVD

Try removing the CD/DVD Filters from the Registry.
When CD/DVD related software is installed (such as iTunes, Nero, virtual CD software), they install filters into the registry, which can cause compatibility problems.

1) Run Regedit (Start -> Run -> Regedit)
2) Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
3) In the right pane, delete the "UpperFilters" key, and delete the "LowerFilters" key.
4) Reboot.

If your CD/DVD programs stop working, you will need to reinstall them (preferably with an updated version).

This utility can remove the filters for you:

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OS: Vista Business 32b
Model: Toshiba Satellite M300 (PSMD4A)

Problem: When I turn on the laptop it loads up what is typically the log in screen but it does not display *any* user accounts and therefore it is impossible to login!
Investigation: I've booted the computer up in safe mode, which the logging in process works fine. I thought that it could possibly be an error with the finger print scanner driver yet device manager did not have any problems with it however I discovered the +security processor loader driver+ had the error code 24 which read '+This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed+' I could not find anything online which explains how to fix this error.

Note: I'm told the start up screen previously was blank and only contained the vista start up background and the loading icon spinning with the words '+please wait+' and flicked every now and then as if failing to initial what ever it was having trouble with. I'm not sure when this changed sypmtones as now it doesn't come up with please wait and a spinning icon but instead with +just+ the ease of use and shut down buttons.

Cry for Help: If any of you have any idea what I should try to do then that would be much appriciated. If you need any additional information please just ask.

Thank you

Answer:Satellite M300 PSMD4A - Windows Vista fails to load the user accounts

Hm, that?s a good question?

I think I can?t really help you but did you tried to reinstall the OS from the Toshiba recovery disk?
I think after this the problem must be solved.

Perhaps somebody else can explain you, why do have this error or has an other idea.

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Hope anyone can help with this?
Acer Aspire 5336 Laptop running Win7 Home Premium OA.
At boot, windows fails to load giving the above error. Tried to restore factory settings but fails at 52% stage with i/o error. BIOS shows SATA Port0 Disk status=frozen.
I have a 'boot any non-loading system to win xp' disc which i tried and loads the 'mini' xp system and Disk Management shows the C: drive as healthy.
Not sure whether this is a case of replacing the hard drive or whether it can be recovered ok...if its a new hard drive i've got more problems as there is no recovery disc!
Any ideas would be most welcome & thanks for looking.

Answer:Win7 fails to load - oxc000000f - nls data missing or corrupt

The drive may be good but the Windows 7 files may be corrupt. In any case, you will have to have a way to load Windows 7 again

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Last week I was playing Tom Clancy's: The Division when the game unexpectedly crashed. I reloaded the game, played for a few more minutes, and then my entire PC locked up and then crashed to a blue error screen with a face stating that "Windows has encountered an error and needs to restart". My PC then restarted, and the HP Omen X Logo screen came on stating "Attempting Recovery Repair". The screen then would cut to another blue error screen, and the whole process would start all over again. When it would do this it would give me three different error codes each time a blue screen would come up. The order appeared to be random.The three error codes I would recieve are: "0xc0000145"  "0xc0000142"  and "CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED" Again, this process of switching between error screens and the HP logo "Attempting Recovery Repair" screen would loop for about 5 or 10 minutes before ending with a completely black screen. My PC will not boot in Safe Mode and Factory Restore from the HDD partition ends up going to the aforementioned error screen loop. I contacted HP about my situation and they have sent me USB recovery media unit. However, when I try to boot from the USB to do a clean install I am again met with the same error loop. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

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I've tried scanning my friends computer with CCleaner and Spybot as well as anti-virus and nothing was solved.The computer prompts "Application Failed to Load" errors upon log in. Then a program called PhotoGallery tries to install automatically but fails repeatedly. There is no internet connection either. The wireless signal shows it is connected but it can not load any websites. Here is the HiJackThis log please be aware that I probably will not be able to get to the computer until at least Friday at the latest. So please list every step to follow in order so I can take proper and prompts action so I don't hold up anyones time.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:43:16 PM, on 8/4/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)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\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOW... Read more

Answer:Application Fails To Load Error/websites Don't Load

::Edit::Replied to the following topic about issue.

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Dear Techsupportforum,

Recently when I was formatting my machine (using XP) we suffered a power cut. Since then when installation of XP hits 100% the PFN list corrupt error appears. I have heard that this is a result of corrupt memory, however am unable to use benchmark products to test this.

Are there ways to test this via Windows Recovery or BIOS? Or better yet a fix to this solution at all!

Thanks in advanced!

Answer:PFN list corrupt error

Do a google for memtest, its free. Boot to it, run the test on one stick
of ram at a time. The only time Ive seen that error was when ram went
bad. Not saying something else may be creating the problem. I.e, page
file issue....

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My Satellite A100-02m fails to load vista.
Is there a repair partition on the hard drive?
If so how do you get to it?


Answer:Satellite A100-02M fails to load Vista

Usually you hold down the Zero key during power-on, but I think the A100 came with Recovery Discs. If you have lost yours, you can order them here

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I have a L300-16L and it now fails to boot up.

When the laptop is powered on, I get two options (can't be sure of the exact text as I don't have it with me at the moment):
1) Start Windows Repair
2) Start Windows normally

When I select option two, I get a blue screen and the error code for the failure is:
Stop 0x00000024 (0x00190444, 0x864d22e0, 0xc0000102, 0x00000000)

When I select option one, I get "The installed program cannot start. Click OK to turn off the computer".

I have downloaded and created a Vista Recovery CD from the Microsoft website, and have run
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
neither of which fix the problem.

If I press PF8 during startup, I get various options including booting in Safe Mode. However after it has loaded various files (the last of which is CRCDISK.SYS), all I get is a black screen.

Unfortunately I have not created any recovery disks, but presumably I could select the Toshiba HDD Recovery option that is displayed in the options when I press PF8 during startup.
However I guess that I will need to copy all of my existing data first as this option will wipe out my hard drive (I am assuming that I will be able to copy the data using the Vista Recovery CD as it does allow me to open a command prompt window).

Does anyone have any other ideas on how to resolve this problem before I go down the HDD Recovery route ?


Answer:Satellite L300-16L - Vista fails to load

Ok, being an idiot I managed to delete the BCD file. Although I have recreated it, it only has details for the OS on the C: drive.
How can I use BCDEDIT to add the Toshiba HDDRecovery partition back into the menu displayed when I press PF8 during startup?

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Hi there,I am getting an error when I try to install XP Media Center 2005 from a recovery disk for a Fujitsu computer. I have tried a clean install and it formats and partitions the hard drive fine. During the install of xp I get a blue screen with PFN list corrupt. I have tried it a couple of times. In the error message it also says that you can might try and disable the BIOS memory options, caching or shadowing. I couldn't find these in any of the BIOS settings. Help!!! 

Answer:Install error PFN list corrupt

Your error, in most cases, points to bad RAM, or bad hard drive.Run memtest: hard drive diagnostics:

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I have just bought a satellite click 10 but I cannot activate windows. The error code is 0xC004C008 which is the product key has exceeded its unlock limit. Can anyone help.

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I am installing the win7 upgrade on my Satellite A500 PSAM3E and when I reach in the Expanding windows files it stop and a message pop up:

*(Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570). *

Installation stop and I could not do anything, I restarted the upgrade but still the same.

I have just received my DVD win7 upgrade from Toshiba, is the DVD corrupted or some other issues, before the installation a message appears that I should uninstall ATI Catalyst install and ATI catalyst control panel.

Needs help from expert who have already done the upgrade.

Answer:Satellite A500 PSAM3E - Windows 7 upgrade fails - Error code: 0x80070570


> before the installation a message appears that I should uninstall ATI Catalyst install and ATI catalyst control panel.
And why you didn?t do this?
Maybe you are running an older version of the display drivers and so you have to uninstall them before you can start the upgrade.
Check this!!

After the successful upgrade you can install the newest display driver version from the Toshiba page.

By the way: Here you can find a step by step upgrade:

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Hi could sombodu help me in solving this problem.

My wifes laptop fails to load the driver when its been turned of over night. It normal runs when the drivers been installed and when it been turned off for about half an hour.
The laptop has windows xp sp2 the card is a belkin f5d7010 802.11g and i have downloaded the latest drivers for it. Many thanks louis.

Answer:Satellite 1800-354 fails load driver when turned off over night


what driver is the problem, for the PCMCIA port or for the WLAN card?


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I'm having problems getting my notebook to load the Windows operating system. My notebook (serial no X6062917H) was purchased in Nov 2006. I did recently upgrade the operating system to Windows Vista (Toshiba Promotion), and subsequently had to upgrade the Toshiba BIOS.

This was done via the Toshiba website opting for upgrade via Windows option. Since upgrading the BIOS I have only used this notebook two or three times and now I am unable to use it at all.

When I turn on the notebook now, all I face is a blank screen with the cursor arrow. The cursor does move about the screen as I move my finger across the touch pad.

I'd welcome any advice on getting my Notebook back up and running, My computer knowledge is extremely limited, so please make it as easy as possible

Many Thanks

Mr Gibbs

Answer:Satellite Pro A120 fails to load after BIOS and XP to Vista upgrade

It seems you use the Satellite Pro A120 which belongs to the PSAC1E series.

It seems the notebook can boot into the operating system because the arrow cursor appears on the display.

Did you try to connect the notebook to the external monitor to check if you can switch the display to another monitor?
It would be very interesting to know if it?s a graphic card issue or the internal display problem?

If you will be not able to see something on the second monitor I would recommend trying to install the OS again.
But if it will be not possible to reinstall the operating system you will have to contact the ASP (service provider) in your country for notebook check.

good luck

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I keep getting the blue screen of death:

Error log says:

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000004e (0x00000007, 0x0009b616, 0x00000001, 0x00000000). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 102411-24788-01.

I'm lost


Answer:PFN List Corrupt. Error log. Blue screen of Microsoft

Quote: Originally Posted by iancremona

I keep getting the blue screen of death:

Error log says:

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000004e (0x00000007, 0x0009b616, 0x00000001, 0x00000000). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 102411-24788-01.

I'm lost


Hi Ian and welcome

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensu... Read more

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I actually encounter a huge problem with my computer.
I don't know what's wrong.

Could you help me please ?

I tried to install DM Log Collector and it gave me this .zip

Do you need something more to help me ? What should I change to fix this problem ?

Thank you


Answer:Random BSOD all day long ! Error STOP: 0x0000004E PFN LIST CORRUPT

 Clean bootTroubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Reduce items at start-up. No software except anti-virus is required plus doing this improves the time for logging into windows:How to Change, Add, or Remove Startup Programs in Windows 7
Take memtest. Run for 8 passes and test each stick in a know good slot for an additional 6 passes.RAM - Test with Memtest86+

The goal is to test all the RAM sticks and all the motherboard slots.

Check your motherboard manual to ensure the RAM sticks are in the recommended motherboard slots. Some motherboards have very specific slots required for the number of RAM sticks installed.

If you get errors, stop the test and continue with the next step.

1. Remove all but one stick of RAM from your computer (this will be RAM stick #1), and run Memtest86 again, for 7 passes.*Be sure to note the RAM stick, use a piece of tape with a number, and note the motherboard slot.
If this stick passes the test then go to step #3.

2. If RAM stick #1 has errors, repeat the test with RAM stick #2 in the same motherboard slot.*If RAM stick #2 passes, this indicates that RAM stick #1 may be bad. If you want to be absolutely sure, re-test RAM stick #1 in another known good slot.
*If RAM stick #2 has errors, this indicates another possible bad RAM stick, a possible motherboard slot failure or inadequate settings.
3. Test the next stick of RAM (stick #2) in the next motherboard slot.*If ... Read more

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When starting any Teleform app (Reader, Verifier, etc), the following error appears regularly:"The directory \\xxxx\Teleforms$\Server\bat where batch files are stored has insufficient space (<200 MB available)." I have been solving this issue by opening the Teleform Control Center and purging all log files.  It's not working today.I checked the directory in question and there are no files in that folder.Why is this continually happening? Once the error message appears it will shut down any Teleform application instances.  Cannot get access.

Answer:Teleform Error - Fails to Load

Looks like the /sus subdirectory is holding on to tiff images and not deleting them when the images are removed from the verifier platform.  Shouldn't this automatically clean itself up?

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get a status error come up when the laptop is turned on. The error code is 0xcoooooe9, windows does not load up and the diagnostics tool does not work.

Tried to recover to factory settings but this crashed out saying partition could not be created and only had an option to turn the laptop off.

Was bought from argos's ebay store less than 12 months ago and should still be under warranty but can not find out if it is on here.

Any help please ??

Message was edited by: MasterG

Answer:My Satellite C wont load Windows - error code 0xcoooooe9

On this virtual way it is not easy to say what the problem is but maybe HDD make problems.
I recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can check it.

At first clarify the warranty and I hope they will fix it for free.
Phone numbers and addresses you can find on

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I read that ahcix64s is an AMD driver. Download from AMD gives me 153MB of files.  I don't know how to isolate and transfer the needed file to the PC that will not run Windows 7.  
Any help/guidance would be greatly appreciated.
My PC is an HP a6750f, with integrated Radeon HD 3200 graphics; Windows 7 (upgraded from Vista)

Answer:WIN 7 boot fails. Driver ahcix64s corrupt. Restore fails --registry.

I had the exact same problem today with my HP after installing the latest Microsoft Updates. Luckily I found an other version of the ahcix64s file on my hard-drive.
If you can somehow boot into command prompt or use the Windows Recovery Console - rename the current ahcix64s.sys file to something else and copy the other ahcix64s.sys in it's place.
Computer boots perfectly now.

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Been getting random BSOD messages once a week or so for a while now. Finally captured one of them.

I5 2500k
16gb DDR3 1600Mhz
2x6950 crossfire
1x80gb ssd intel 320

As far as im aware all of my drivers are current.

I have attached all the files. Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 PFN LIST CORRUPT

Hello there!

Dump file seems to be a little vague. Follow this link and run a Memory test make sure you run it over night i.e. 7 to 8 passes.


BugCheck 4E, {99, 1fcb5c, 2, 34df5b}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiBadShareCount+4c )

System Uptime: 0 days 3:09:23.514


Built by: 7601.17835.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030
Debug session time: Thu Jun 14 15:40:39.328 2012 (GMT+5)
System Uptime: 0 days 3:09:23.514
BugCheck 4E, {99, 1fcb5c, 2, 34df5b}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiBadShareCount+4c )

WinRing0x64.sys Sat Jul 26 18:59:37 2008 (488B26C1)

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Hi i'm having problem's with a few thing

1. Microsoft .Net has a corrupt installation and when i'm prompted to repair it, the file runs half way then fails saying i need to turn off Microsoft .Net Framework in the Windows Turn on or off program.
Nothing is listed when i load my Windows Turn on or off program. (this is preventing me from using apps like Curse Client

2. Fails to Install -Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems(KB2853952)-

3. Fails to install -Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems-
SURT was ran

SFC was ran and found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.
Error codes for Windows update
1. Code 8007065E
2. Code 9C59
My CBS file is to large to upload i'm getting a HTTP Error 500.0 - Internal Server Error

I posted my CBS file to dropbox here's the link

Answer:Corrupt Microsoft .Net // Fails to Update Windows 7

CheckSUR found the following problem...

Unavailable repair files:
SFC found and fixed a lot of problems ...

Line 257463: 2014-07-27 16:15:34, Info CSI 00000468 [SR] Repairing 17 (0x0000000000000011) components
Line 257464: 2014-07-27 16:15:34, Info CSI 00000469 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
Line 257465: 2014-07-27 16:15:34, Info CSI 0000046a [SR] Repairing corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:76{38}]"\??\C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework"\[l:24{12}]"sbscmp10.dll" from store
Line 257466: 2014-07-27 16:15:34, Info CSI 0000046b [SR] Repairing corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:76{38}]"\??\C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework"\[l:32{16}]"sbs_mscorsec.dll" from store
Line 257467: 2014-07-27 16:15:34, Info CSI 0000046c [SR] Repairing corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:76{38}]"\??\C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework"\[l:30{15}]"sbs_mscorrc.dll" from store
Line 257468: 2014-07-27 16:15:34, Info CSI 0000046d [SR] Repairing corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:76{38}]"\??\C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework"\[l:28{14}]"NETFXSBS10.exe" from store
Line 257469: 2014-07-27 16:15:34, Info CSI 00000... Read more

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First the important facts:

1. Same computer in my signature/specs except for the optical drive.

2. Hardware passes Windows 7 compatibility test.

3. The install DVD can be read properly. Creating an ISO image of it works perfectly. No read errors on the disk itself.

4. The optical drive is practically brand new, the cable is brand new, never had any I/O errors using this drive.

5. RAM passes MS memory testing 6 times. 0 errors.

6. Windows 7 Ultimate install fails at the same point, during file unpacking, 3 times. Says files are missing or corrupt.

The install disk was created at home from an ISO download, student licensed Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit but I don't think that really matters. See #3.

Is there anything else left to look at? Any ideas why this won't work?

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 install fails - File corrupt or missing

Thanks to everyone who jumped right in to help.

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It's my daughter's computer. A little e-Machine, 250G HD, Windows 7 32-bit on it. Out of nowhere her computer wouldn't boot up. I can get it to try to boot using the Windows disk, it gets so far, and then the repair fails saying:

The file or directory C:/Boot is corrupt and unreadable. Please run chkdsk utility.

I try to re-install. Thankfully she had backed up everything on my external just days before. It gets near the end, and then the same error comes up. I cannot get into anything else. Nothing else will load. I don't even know how I can run chkdsk. Unfortunately the computer is about three years old and she can't remember the specifics except there is only one HD in it. She had no internet at her place so it's not because she suddenly installed something. She was using it to watch movies and listen to music mostly. I'm at wits' end, can't figure it out. Any help (will have to be detailed, sorry. I know some stuff about computers, but am no expert) would be greatly appreciated. I've read through some of the other threads, but they're not exactly like what the problem is here.

Answer:Boot corrupt and unreadable, repair/re-install of Windows fails

Hello Sujichan. Welcome to the forum.

It is possible the hard drive died, but it is equally possible a corruption happened in the file table.
If it is the latter then Chkdsk could fix it.

First you need to get to a Command Prompt. For that use Option Two in this tutorial:
System Recovery Options
And choose Command Prompt from the list of recovery options.

Then at the Command Prompt type this: chkdsk C: /f
And then press ENTER

Let it run all 5 tests without interruption.
Good luck.

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Hi there, so for the last couple months I've been having this problem where Windows Update fails and returns one error or another. I've run DISM and SFC and DISM returns 14098.

My computer was having other problems before this started, the clock resetting itself back to the beginning of the hour I rebooted on, every hour, and refusing to restart when the lid was closed. Trying to fix those problems I did a refresh on my laptop, when they continued to persist I did a factory reset. At this point the lid closing and clock problems seem to have resolved themselves but WinUpdate no longer works, at all. The last time it was able to pull down updates it got stuck at 44% then failed, and the time before that it got stuck in a loop while trying to install the updates for about 2 hours where it would reboot to install them, fail to do so, reset to before they were installed and start all over again.

These problems started on March 2nd this year. (I remember because I had just moved and the problems started immediately after I started using my laptop in the new location.)

Attemtped the fix listed in this thread as well and when I checked for updates I received error 8024a000. Ran Windows Update Diagnostic troubleshooter and was told problems were fixed, checked for updates and received error 80073712.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
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Answer:Windows Update Fails, Component Store Corrupt, No Restore Point

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Hi all,

CHKDSK has recently provided a long list of problems that it has fixed, and some drivers and windows components have recently become corrupted. I have managed to fix the driver problems, but the corrupt components are still around.

Laptop is Dell XPS M1530. OS is Windows 7 RC build 7100.

Does anyone have any idea what could have caused this?

Answer:CHKDSK long list of problems & corrupt windows files

What causes file corruption? That's a heckuva question. Since I had my own thoughts on why things get corrupted through no fault of the users, I Googled it. It turns out that my thoughts were pretty much spot on. Check out this article on the how's and why's and what's of file corruption. Anyway- I'd run a hard drive diagnostic. All the main hard drive makers (except for Toshiba) have free diagnostic tool downloads. Generally speaking, they're bootable and easy to use, and you'd run the extended or advanced tests. If you have trouble finding the correct diagnostic, post the drive manufacturer here and we'll try to advise....

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Hey, I've been getting random blue screens all over the time lately. I honestly don't know what the problem is. This PC just works whenever it wants to. I've tried updating the drivers, but that doesn't seem to be working. I ran Memtest, and it said my memory's fine. I don't know what else to do. The OS is Windows Vista, and it was pre installed when I got the computer. It's a Compaq Presario SR5333WM, and is over 5 years old. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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On starting I get the Toshiba start-up screen and there is a regular clicking from the HDD. After 20-30 seconds I get:


then a pause, followed by the following codes from the boot agent (Intel FE v4.1.09)

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent
Insert system disc in drive.

I have a nasty feeling that the HDD has died. I can replace it if required, but is there any way of extracting the files from it before I go this far?

Answer:Satellite Pro A10 fails to boot - IDE #0 ERROR

That?s a clear symptom of a HDD fault.
The +IDE#0+ error means that the BIOS didn?t recognize the HDD (due to a hardware fault probably) and cannot boot from the HDD.

Then it swishes to the further boot possibility ?> LAN
The +PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable+ error appears because the notebook cannot boot from LAN.

I think you should simply replace the HDD and then you should reinstall the OS again.

This helps for sure.

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Hey There, i had a brilliant result last time i came onto here for help so here i am again. :D

Last week my computer was working fine until one day i had to turn my computer off by the mains (Not shut down)

i turned it on then i had the normal boot screen and everything coming up but no windows xp loading screen
i then waited for something to happen but there was no result. it just stayed at a black screen. i then restarted it and when into safe mode and that also failed to load because it stopped loading at a certain file.

i then put in the windows xp disk and tried to re-install windows xp back onto my system but the windows setup failed to load also.

one time i had a message showing that i had some boot file corrupt :S


Can someone help me get around this error and get my windows xp back up and running please.

i will be very greatfull

Answer:Windows Xp Fails To Load.

I have this issue every once and a while as well and can't seem to figure the problem out.
My issue is a little different though, my PC will lock up, and when I restart it'll load Windows, and then just go to a black screen like you described.
If I let it sit for 10-15 minutes it'll BSOD and restart and work fine though.
Have you tried letting it sit?

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Windows98 SE is failing to load on my Pentium 3 pc. The bootup process only goes as far as to the Windows opening screen, then the machine restarts all over again, and again........forever!I then tried to start the machine using a startup floppy. At the A:\ prompt I changed to C:\ and attempted starting Windows in its directory by typing WINDOWS\WIN at the C:\ prompt and hitting ENTER. The screen then went blue and displayed the following message:" VFAT Devise Initialisation failed. A devise or resource required by VFAT is not present or is unavailable. VFAT cannot continue loading. System halted. "May I know what problem this message points to and what to do to fix it? Thanks in advance.


click here

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Ill try to make a long story short. Bought a Dell Precision 470 that was two years old from my ex boss. I ran the computer the whole time and it never once gave me a single problem. Upon receiving the computer i found that he ran a few registry deleting programs and because i know he doesn't know how to do anything i feared he did something wrong.

I in turn decided to format the computer. I am running a RAID 1 set-up (mirror) on two 250GB drives. I format the raid array first and rebuild the array then install OS which involves obviously formatting the hard drive and then install drivers reboot then what software pleases me.

The software i run is pretty basic, office 2003, illustrator, photoshop, itunes, mozilla, norton and a software and driver for my business which happens to be sign making. Now the only software thats different on there is the signmaking stuff. We use to run a Prog called signlab and now i use something else. apart from that the general use of the computer is about the same as it was the two years previous.

Every 4-6 weeks the computer decides to stop loading. Always after being shut down normal and properly. It will get to the Windows preloader screen where the three boxes just sit there and slide back and forth over and over essentially until i turn the box off. I can't for the life of me figure this out. the hard drive and information is completely in tact, what seems to be missing is the os software. for the longest time i was not able to g... Read more

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Hi, Everyone,
How are you? I have been running Windows XP, Service Pack 2 on my computer for several years now. Last night, my computer froze for the first time in over half a year, so I restarted it and nothing seemed to be wrong. After about 15 minutes of using it, it froze once again. After restarting it the second time, however, it showed me the screen that says I could choose to restart in the "Last Known Good Configuration," in "Safe Mode, or to "Start Windows Normally."

If I chose the non-Safe Mode options, it would start to load Windows (with the Windows XP screen and the blue bar running under it), and then restart itself when the blue bar runs for the third time. For the Safe Mode options, it would load partway and then restart again.

Can I do something to fix this? Is this a hard drive problem? I tried unplugging everything except for my monitor and hard drive, but the problem was still there. Please help! I am using a library computer to type this and will wait until I can find a resolution, then go home and try it.

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Windows XP Fails to Load

Welcome to TSF

Open your side panel and check the Heatsink and fan is probably clogged.

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Hello. I have Red Hat Linux and Windows XP on different partitions on my Dell. I went to login to Windows the other day, and after I selected Windows it gave me a black screen saying windows failed to load. It had options of starting in safe mode, starting from last known configuration or starting normally. Regardless of what you press, the Windows XP screen comes up like its loading, then after a few second it goes to a blue screen saying unmountable_boot_volume. It says to remove any hardware that I recently added, but I haven't added anything. My sister had been using the computer while I was gone, and I don't know what to do now. Any ideas? Thanks.

Answer:Windows XP Fails To Load

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I just came home for christmas and my parents showed me that their computer is failing to boot.

It posts normally, runs the windows splash screen, and then comes up to a black screen with a mouse cursor and hourglass, then 30 seconds later to just a mouse cursor - it can sit for an hour and never loads anything else. In safe mode, any type, it does the same thing but with the version number across the top and 'safe mode' in each corner.

In any mode there is no taskbar and no response from the start button, right clicking or ctrl+alt+del

I have tried, after making a backup of course, replacing explorer.exe and taskman.exe as well as the entire system and system32 folders(except config in system32 which is protected). I have loaded the hard drive in my own computer and it does the same thing. I ran scandisk on it while it was in my windows pc and it didn't tell me anything. The drive is divided into 3 partitions and I only scanned the C drive.

This is my parents computer and I do not have a hardware listing, it is relatively new but not high end, I can look for model numbers on anything that is relevant.

I have slaved the drive into another computer and backed up any data, I am just trying to avoid a full reformat and having to reinstall all the software.

any thoughts?

Answer:Windows XP SP2 Fails to load GUI

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Yesterday I used my computer for a brief moment, quickly checked my email, checked an internet game through, and then turned off the computer, an NEC laptop. This morning I turned and was given the Windows Boot Manager screen detailing that
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem....
File: \boot\bcd
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
Any help?
I have a windows 7 disc, but that installation was on a different computer. This is a different installation. Do I have to have the exact same disc?

Answer:windows fails to load

Have a read here

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Hey,am trying to format my pc (desk top,mother board mecury) which was infected by viruses.Now its failing to load some fails load from CAB DRIV.
its only accepting windows help please

Answer:Windows xp fails to load


Okay first, what is the exact spelling of the file it is failing to load, and what is the exact text of the error message? At what point in the installation process does this happen.

One reason installs fail is because the CD is scratched, dirty, etc... Sometimes making a copy of a damaged disk will work. The copying process "fixes" the bad data before it gets burned to the new disk.

Also, a bad optical drive will mis-read and corrupt data during an install. Changing out the optical drive might fix the problem.

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I have had a pc for the last 3.5 years and not had many problems but for the last week my pc will not load first time it takes 3-4 times of restarting to get it to run ok.The message that sometimes comes up is p2 networking not responding other times it freezes with 2 or 3 items to install , also i cannot run scan disk or disk fragmenter.I have ran norton anti virus and checked for any funny items that may have being downloaded .any ideas anyonethanks in advance pb

Answer:windows 98 se fails to load

If you can boot into safemode (Ctrl on mine) and run scandisk and defrag. May be worth running system file checker too, RUN/ type sfc and replace any corrupt files from os disc.

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Hi, Everyone,
How are you? I have been running Windows XP, Service Pack 2 on my computer for several years now. Last night, my computer froze for the first time in over half a year, so I restarted it and nothing seemed to be wrong. After about 15 minutes of using it, it froze once again. After restarting it the second time, however, it showed me the screen that says I could choose to restart in the "Last Known Good Configuration," in "Safe Mode, or to "Start Windows Normally."

If I chose the non-Safe Mode options, it would start to load Windows (with the Windows XP screen and the blue bar running under it), and then restart itself when the blue bar runs for the third time. For the Safe Mode options, it would load partway and then restart again.

Can I do something to fix this? Is this a hard drive problem? I tried unplugging everything except for my monitor and hard drive, but the problem was still there. Please help! I am using a library computer to type this and will wait until I can find a resolution, then go home and try it.

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Windows XP Fails to Load

boot to a xp cd and enter the recovery console (on the first screen)

run chkdsk /R

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hey i have a friends laptop here that ive been trying to fix for is an Acer Aspire one series model # KAV60 CPU type: intel atom CPU N270 CPU speed 1.60 GHz and it came with windows 7 starter on it. It has the blue screen of death (i think thats what its called) when you start it up u get Windows error Recovery with two options to launch startup repair or to start windows normally. when u launch startup repair it loads the files then goes to the startup screen and then it just goes to a black screen. When you try to start windows normally it goes to the windows startup screen then it switches to a blue screen then restarts automatically and goes throu the whole start up process again. I have created a bootable usb with windows 7 on it as this pc has nothing on it that the owner requires i have decided to do a fresh install of windows 7 starter .heres my problem now !! i set the pc to boot from the usb. i get to the part where i select language, time and currency, and keyboard and input method i push next then i get the screen that says to install now so i select that then i get setup is starting and it takes about 15 -20 minutes before it gets to the next page where i have to select windows 7 starter x86 push next then accept the license terms push next then i select the custom(advanced) option. now it asks where i want to install windows i see 3 partitions
disk 0 Partition 1 : PQSERVICE 12.0 GB(total size) 4.6 GB(free space) OEM(reserved)(Type)
disk 0 Partition 2: Sy... Read more

Answer:windows 7 fails to load

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On starting my laptop it keeps running a scan disc but finds no errors. Then windows tries to load but a blue error screen appears for less than a second mentions an error but I am unable to read this page due to the time t is visable? Any ideas please. Thank you

Answer:Windows fails to load

What operating system are you using? Sounds like 98?

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I just recently gave my computer I had to my 15 year old sister. Iv'e had this system for four years and this has never happened to me before. The day after I gave it to her, she told me that it would not load. It gets all the way to the windows XP loading screen with the small green dots moving at the bottom then the dots just stop moving. The hard drive light is still lit up like its doing something but after an hour or so of leaving it on like that it was still frozen. I was able to load it up in safe mode and remove any adware/spyware on it and get a hijack this log. I'm not sure what it is she does on it but in all the time iv'e had the machine its never done this before.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:48:58 PM, on 7/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
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Here is the list of the problems in order of which I noticed things going awry:

1. My Firefox browser will re-direct my google searches to a new Firefox window pop-up with "google-analytics" in its address bar, but would never finish loading the new popped-up window. Firefox would also re-direct and never finish loading my google searches by opening a new tab with a "" in its address bar.

2. Microsoft Office 2010 applications don't open, instead a "DW20.exe" and a "DWWin.exe" replicates itself an infinite number of times in my processes, maxing out my CPU.

3. My anti-virus applications (Spyware Doctor, Microsoft Security Essentials, avast!, malwarebytes) won't update, and therefore won't run or scan. Firefox also won't load various anti-virus sites, such as this message board.

4. Other applications crash directly upon opening them (VLC Media Player)

Solutions that I've tried:

1. Resetting my router. I'd read somewhere online that doing this would solve the problem. It did not.

2. Trying to restore from a restore point. I opened System Restore, but the restore points were all very recent and within the timeframe of infection.

3. Un-installing Microsoft Office 2010 and re-installing. System won't let me un-install.

Here are my scan reports:

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by dildon at 14:31:20.50 on Fri 06/04/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
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Answer:Browser Re-directs; Microsoft Office Fails to Load; Anti-Virus Fails to Update:upset:


Please do the following:

Download Combofix from either of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt for further review.

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Not long ago (a week and a half or so) I was playing Payday 2 and my computer froze, I turned off my computer to restart it and could not load my computer past a pre-loading windows black screen where the mouse was not showing. I then tried booting my computer in various ways (safe, with and without networking etc) and they worked, however I believe one of my drivers failing to load was the reason for my "Windows Normal" startup to fail. I eventually decided through, I then looked at using the system restore point function in order to hope for some success. The system restore function when I restored to; a week ago, two weeks ago, did not seem too alleviate my issue much, it did however allow me to load windows but almost immediately after using the machine for 2-5 minutes I would have a frozen screen again. I then eventually decided to just factory reset the machine out of desperation, the factory reset eventually happened successfully and I was able to load windows and login into my new user successfully, as I learnt that I had to reinstall my graphical drivers I then attempted to put in various CD's in in order to install these drivers, eventually when I figured out the order of CD's that I needed to install for my games to load properly, I then resumed my activities on my pc (such as gaming, browsing etc). 
Flash forward to the second factory reset, this one happened due to a very similar freezing problem yet again, and again I decided to turn off my computer ... Read more

Answer:PC fails to load 9/10 times and fails to update, random crashes

Have you tried Safe Mode?
EDIT: Reading failure. Try the below suggestion.

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No changes made to pc recently. Simply restarted and now windows xp does not load. Goes through entire bios, once it is about to display the windows welcome screen it restarts.

Installed new memory to no avail. Do I need to replace the motherboard?

PC is about 4 years old.


Answer:Goes through BIOS but windows fails to load

If it POSTs ok (Power On Self Test) it usually means the motherboard is ok, but the system software is not.

Using your Xp (?) CD, you could perform a Repair (you will need your Windows key for this)

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Dear fellow people out there in the Internet :

There was recently a post in this forum titled "Windows did not start successfully" which contained this text :
"Every time I try to restart I get this message that Windows did not start properly and I should select from 4 options
- safe mode
- safe mode with networking
- safe mode with command
- last known setting
- start normally

I tried all the options but nothing seems to work. It just goes back to this same screen again. Please help. I have tons of very valuable information on my computer."

I am having this same problem and tried all of the steps recommended, including trying to run the repair console from the XP disk. I gave the computer to a friend who is a professional IT guy, and he said he is having no luck pulling my files off of the computer using either the "hook it to another computer" method, or with his company's data extraction software. He says he thinks the hard drive itself is damaged and about to die and I should find a professional data extraction service.

My question is: How do you find such a service? I am kind of leery of just searching on the Internet for this. Also, is there anything else to try? I have a 3 year old Gateway that lost it's warranty exactly 2 weeks before it died.

If I have to replace the computer, I don't even care at this point, as long as I can recover my years of writings and research (which were not FULLY backed up)

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Answer:Windows fails to load successfully in XP

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The xp home screen appears with the blue pulstating bar. then the screen goes black and sometimes fails to continue to the user log-on screen.By rebooting in SAFE mode and then restoring to any previous day the system seems to work fine.Has anyone any ideas as to what is going wrong.Thanks in advance

Answer:windows xp home fails to load

Try disabling System Restore in Safe Mode, also delete any Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files, then reboot and re-enable System Restore.

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A couple of days ago, my genius spouse left his laptop once again in a precarious situation sitting on a table near an open window during a rain storm.

Regardless, since this time, not shockingly windows wont load properly and im hoping that someone can offer some advice as I cant afford to pay for a professsional to take a look at it at this time.

When he tries to turn it on as usual, it attempts to load but it freezes on the screen with the green bars about halfway across and never goes anywhere, he did manage to catch a glimpse of an error a couple of times that said:

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix this problem insert your windows disk and run repair "etc.

I havent seen it yet so I can t give the exact wording of the end of the statement but it basically says put your disc in and let windows fix itself.

Tried that, it only took about 60 seconds to repair windows supposedly, but it still wont load properly.

I have tried to look this problem up on various forums but there seems to be one major issue that people are encountering that I am not, every account that I have read, noone can get their system to load at all in any mode, I CAN load the system in safe mode and everything works perfectly well, it just wont run in normal mode. This gives me a little bit of hope, if perhaps false lol.

Obviously I suspect that there may be some water damage, but wondering if maybe by some miracle its not damaged h... Read more

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hello my computer currently running windows 7 has all of a sudden started giving me this error: WINDOWS ERROR RECOVERY - windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. If windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, startup repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. if power was interrupted during startup, choose Start windows normally. from here, i am presented with 2 choices: Launch Startup repair (recommended) and Start windows normally. choice 1 attempts to load windows files, and then returns me to current screen. choice 2 restarts computer and boots to the current screen. i have tried running my windows 7 installation disc, i get the "press any key, etc" prompt and follow it, but after it tries to load files, i am presented with the following: WINDOWS BOOT MANAGER - windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix the problem: 1. insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer. 2. choose your language settings, and then click "next". 3. click "repair your computer". if you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance. File: \windows\system32\config\system Status: 0xc0000098 Info: windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt. after hitting enter, i am offered to start "windows setup" which does nothing but return me to current screen. there... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 fails to load

Please provide us with the computer specs including model and make. Go ahead and turn off the computer and unplug it from the wall and remove any hardware or USB devices that you might have added to it and by that I mean USB thumbdrives, printer, etc. Let's have this PC only have the essential parts (mouse/kb/onboard graphics card) attached to it so we can quickly and effectively resolve the issue. Now, with the computer unplugged from the wall, press on the power button and release after 5 seconds. Now plug it in and turn on the computer. What happens now? Please do not try anything else at this point but simply report back to me and I will provide you with the next steps.

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I would like to be able to solve a problem with my operating system which is not loading all the way. I want to solve it without having to do a clean install.

The Problem:
Windows will stop loading at a point just before the initial desktop screen ?Windows 7 screen?. The screen is black with the mouse cursor and stops. No matter how long I wait it will not proceed any further.
The History:
I purchase this laptop (Dell Studio 1747) 13 months ago with a touch screen, i7, 320gig/5400rpm hard drive, 4 gig of ram and with Windows 7 home premium. The first modification I made to the system in Jan 2011 was to add a Kingston 128gig v+ SSD. In installed Win7 with the ability to boot to either drive. In Sept I installed the Win8 developers preview. I shrank the original hard drive to be able to install Win8 in a new partition. I now had three OS's installed. I have been using the SSD drive as my main system for obvious reasons. Every week I would install any updates in the original Win7 installation.
The events leading to the initial problem:
This past week when I booted to Win8 I was unable to access the other disk partitions using Windows Explorer. I also was presented with a window indicating that a large number of files had an 'invalid security code and was being replaced with a default security code. After logging off Win8, I restarted Windows7(SSD) and found that it would stop loading at the place I described earlier. I then tried 'Safe BOOT' and it stopped at the same place. I ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 fails to load completely

What a mess.

Can you post back a screenshot of maximized Disk Management drive map with listings of any of the OS's which are still bootable, while all HD's are plugged in. We can advise you better.

If not, unplug all but the SSD, making sure it is set to boot first in BIOS setup (after DVD drive), mark Win7 partition on it Active so it will accept the System boot files: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Next boot into Win7 DVD Repair console to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts with its own boot files instead of booting off of the other HD.

You can now plug back in the other HD and boot it using the BIOS one-time Boot Menu key so the HD's remain independent. If it needs repair to start, do so using the same procedure as above with the SSD unplugged using the Win8 DVD Repair console.

If you still want to boot the rescue Win7 you installed on HD, add it to Dual boot when starting that HD only, using EasyBCD 2.0 from Win8. But I would delete it's partition in Disk Mgmt unless you have an extra Product Key to activate it and a need to keep it.

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Hi all. I have a problem with windows update. it fails to load. Then my pc says updates have been installed and its fine. But after a few days the same problem returns. This all started when I synced my email. Also Microsoft sites take ages to load. Any help would be great. Thanks.

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I just upgraded to Windows Vista 64 over the weekend as a clean install. I ran Windows Update and got everything installed fine. However, shortly after Windows Update failed to open when I clicked the icon. I see a window start to open on the desktop and then disappear. No errors show up. If I go into the Control Panel->Security and click "Turn Automatic Updating On or Off" I receive the following error: Windows cannot find 'shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-BEB064C98683}\10\::{36eef7db-88ad-4e81...\pageSettings'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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When I try to check for updates, the page fails to load. My PC has Win 7 Service Pack 1 64 bit OS. I don't know what to do and would appreciate your suggestions. Thank you for your assistance!

Answer:Windows Update Fails to Load

Hello there, 
Have you launched "Windows Update troubleshooter" and see if the issue still persists?

Keep us posted

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alright i start my computer, running XP home edition. half the time or slightly more then half the time i get to the windows loading screen and the loading bar freezes and windows does not load no matter how long i give it. If i restart my computer it will freeze again on the loading screen 100% of the time. If i turn off and turn on my computer via the power button on front panel same deal, it will freeze again at the same spot 100% of the time.i have thus far been combating this problem by after the freeze turning off the power via the power button on the front panel, and when the system shuts down killing power to the power supply via the power switch in the back and waiting 10 seconds. turning back on the back power switch and starting normally. I will get a windows failure to load with the normal options and start windows normally works 100% of the time.i have made no hardware additions to my computer, and this issue seems to be progressive. i used to deal with this perhaps once every 5 start ups and now its slightly over half my start ups.

Answer:windows fails to load 1/2 the time

Power supply or motherboard would be my guess. Power supply cheaper/easier to swap out, so I would try that first. If its mobo, can be a pain as often need to replace cpu & ram too (depending on age) - or look for second hand on ebay. And new (different) mobo means reinstall or repair reinstall, normally.

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My problem is that my computer no longer is able see Windows 8.1 on bootup. I get a ?Loading OS?.? message and nothing happens.

Before this happened, I reset my computer from Windows with the intent to change a BIOS setting for the CPU fan and an Windows update was applied on reboot. Windows (apparently) installed the update and then I got to the login screen. At this point, instead of logging into Windows, I hit the reset button to make the BIOS change. After doing this, when I tried to boot again, Windows would even begin to load and I got the ?Loading OS? message immediately. Is it possible that Windows did not finish installing the update even though I was at the login screen for Windows 8.1?

I then booted from the USB flash drive with Windows 8 install files (not 8.1?I upgraded from 8 to 8.1). I went into the repair option and then I got the message that no repairs could be found or were needed. (Interestingly now when I try the repair option, the computer automatically reboots so the repair option appears to be very broken now.)

Next, I tried to see if my disks were working and they seem to be. Attached is a screenshot when I list the volumes. C: drive is a HDD data drive without Windows. D: drive appears to be some sort of system restore partition (as far as I understand). F: drive is the SSD with Windows installed on it. I can navigate through all directories fine on the SSD and the drive seems healthy. (E: drive is the USB drive.) When I unhook the data drive, all... Read more

Answer:Windows 8.1 Fails to Load after udpate

Okay, this appears to be a tough one--Nobody has responded yet and basic level of MS support was not helpful.

Quick questions: Does the volume drive arrangement in the picture above seem reasonable? (1) Does the Windows drive need to be volume 0 and/or drive C? The SSD (111 gigabytes) is drive C normally when Windows loads up. Would reassigning the drive to C fix the problem possibly? Can I reassign the volume? This is probably not the solution though as I would not understand why the drives would have been incorrectly reassigned in the first place.

(2) What do I need to do to get sfc to run?

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Windows XP Media Center
Gateway GT5014 Media Center Computer Ė 5395
This description is fairly long. I went into as much detail as possible because this problem just came out of nowhere.

So I get on the computer one day and everything is cool. I rearrange some music, uninstall some software that I never use and surf the web. While I was adding several hundred music files to my iTunes I ran into an error that said I didnít have access to write to the C drive. iTunes stopped importing the music halfway through at this point. I selected all my music again and tried once more, this time it worked fine. This happened a few times before I was able to get all my music in. Iím thinking that this may have something to do with my boot problems since I had never experienced this error ever before. Itís probably the only peculiar thing that happened prior to my problem so I mentioned it.

Lastly I run disc clean up and Spybot: Search & Destroy. I updated my AVG AntiVirus and avast! and restart after it asks me to. I am then confronted with this crap.

Irregardless of the way I turn the computer off, it boots back up with the screen that informs me that Windows did not load properly. And naturally it gives me 30 some odd seconds to decide if I want to start the computer normally or in a variety of safe modes. Choosing to start the computer normally or letting the time run out results in the screen flickering for a brief second... Read more

Answer:Windows Fails to Load 90% of the Time

Have you tried a system restore in safe mode ?

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Recently, my PC has been restarting randomly. The odd part is it usually happens when I'm just browsing the internet. Until last night I haven't had any issues when gaming (BF2 and NFS:MW). The one BSOD I saw and the "system has recoverd from a serious error" messages pointed to driver issues so I cleaned the video drivers and re-installed them and thought the problem was fixed.

Only after gaming did the problems occur until last night BF2 froze leaving me with a loud beep/screech from my headphones. I did a hard restart and made it into windows but soon after the machine reset.

Currently I can boot into BIOS, make changes etc, but as soon as the last step in bios completes (verifiying DMI pool data I believe), it fails to continue onto the Windows XP splash screen. The screen goes black but does not power down which really confuses me.

I tried swapping video cards and also removed my Audigy 2 to narrow down a hardware issue and the same thing happens. Now I'm coming to you guys for help.

Answer:Windows fails to load/boot?

nice description but try posting your hardware (power supply included). Also what if anything changed or got plugged into the computer lately?

It could be anything keeping it from booting - corrupt files from the last crash, bad ram, cpu, PSU, etc. Can you boot into SAFE MODE?

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Hi Folks, I just received  Win7  64 bit Recovery kit from HP partner Arvato Digital Services, LLC  in the form of a USB stick.  After my would-b bro in law never made his own recovery disk, the HD failed hard. I ordered the recovery media and located this young 750 gig HD in my collection, and loaded Mint 18.1 Mate on it temporarely, until I could get the recovery media.  I am writing this with the box and HD in question. The recovery media doesn't seem to work. I successfully booted to USB, and the win7 recovery progress bar appeared, but stopped at the point where a blue recovery screen appears, but it is blank.  There is one quick flash of the HD's activity l.e.d., and then everything stops.  The only thing I see is the Cancel "X" on the upper right hand corner.  If I click on "X", I get the "continue or cancel system recovery and reboot" panel.  Nothing keeps happening unless I click on "cancel" and we go back to reboot. The HD is an Hitachi from a similar P7 1100 series from around the same year, 2011 or so.  It passed the SMART with flying colors.  I checked the USB stick, having the microsoft logo and ordered directly through HP.  It has all the files seemingly intact, and is a bootable stick.  I am truely stumped!?  The MB is fine, I have all functions using Mint.  y Any suggestions? Thanksholmziep

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I cannot go past this point. Get file system\32\drive\q12300.says. what does this mean? And how do I get laptop to operate ?? Help pls!

Answer:Windows can't load corrupt files--

Hello, myangel2673.
It seems your Laptop is Missing a Critical Driver.
I did some Research and it appears all you need to do is Re-Install your Version of Windows.

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Strangest thing, when I have my Acer H5360 Beamer connected with hdmi to the graficcard I get bluescreen everytime right before the desktop loads up. And when I detatch it and only startup with my LCD monitor everything works again.

I Recently upgraded to GTX470 from 8800GT card but this problem occured a few weeks in already using my projector connected to the new grafic. I did however notice a minor problem during use, when I played around in the settings and switched between resolutions. The recomended HDReady resolution and testing a fullHD resolution suddenly windows stopped recognizing the projector as Acer H5360 and just displaying it as " Digital Display " after that everything started going downhill and now I cant even restart the computer with the Beamer connected to the back.

Nvidia drivers are 197.41 But I have tried several others including Beta ones with same result. I also used Drive Cleaner and reinstalled windows7 twice. No solution.

Any help please

Answer:Windows 7 fails to load when Projector is attached

Could you please upload your dmp files that were created during the BSOD?

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After installing today 12 updates, Windows 7 x64 does not boot.

It shows the screen "Starting Windows" for about 2 minutes, then reboots.
Safe mode does not help.

Answer:After recent updates Windows fails to load

Can you try 'last known good configuration'

How To Start Windows 7 Using Last Known Good Configuration

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After a few days, I plugged in my USB "Kingston Data Traveler" flash memory and Windows doesn't recognize it & says "No drivers are installed for this device." I have installed two programs since this last worked fine. Any suggestions are welcomed - thanks.

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows USB Driver Fails to Load

Hi u01545n and welcome to TSF !

Make sure you have SP2 installed. You can find out by going to start => run and typing winver or by going to your system properties (windows key + pause/break key). It's also advised you go to Windows update and make all latest critical updates.

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Hi all

I am having a persistent problem with Windows 10 that I need help with

Just about every computer start takes two attempts to complete, the first start fails to load any desktop icons and just sits there with a spinning progress icon and nothing can be started. I have to do a Control/Alt/delete and select restart, which it does and then that time it all starts ok with no other issues all day long.

Anyone know how to fix this.

Thanks for any help


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Hello I have XP pro on my computer. My computer reset itself. And now it wont restart.

Everytime I try to restart I get this message that windows did not start properly and I should select from 4 options
- safe mode
- safe mode with networking
- safe mode with command
- last known setting
- start normally

I tried all the options but nothing seems to work. It just goes back to this same screen again. Please help. I have tons of very valuable information on my computer.

Everything was fine. Next time pc was started it did the boot process and then a DOS screen appeared telling me that Windows did not start successfully and on lower part of screen it gives you 4 choices to start in safe mode and one choice to start at the last known configuration that worked. None of these choices come up. The computer just keeps restarting and then the screen comes up about Windows not starting successfully.

Thank you.

What was i doing when it crashed:
Loading battlefield 2 for first time had turned all my video settings up to high and it was supposedly optimizing it then bang it reset and now im at this stage.

My computer
Dual Core 2 E6850 3.0 ghz 1333fsb
4 gb 800 ram
Asus p5b-plus motherboard
350W psu
EN8600GT 256MB video card

What ive done :
Run the memory diagnosis thing -(
Press T to run the extended tests.)
This freezes on one of the test - and does not complete

My thoughts are more likely that it is the hard drive . The computer is only 7 ... Read more

Answer:Windows did not start successfully -Win Xp pro fails to load from

I wouldn't necessarily suspect the hard drive just yet. A repair/reinstall might be your best bet; since it crashed on an application installation, you may have some necessary files in limbo. Check this link for a comprehensive guide:

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I recently built the system in my sig. It was all good. Bur recently i've been getting excessive long load times (hard drive not making any access sounds, sorta sitting idle) where it seems like the processor is stalled on something and sometimes it just stalls completely and XP sits at the load screen. Last night the only way I could get in was to hit F8 and load in debug mode (which for some reason worked completely).

Is there any way I can see what XP is stalling on.

1. I've run prime and memtest for 8 hours each and no failrues.
2. Temps are fine (35C/43C).

The system z00med at first...but something is pissing isn't right.


Answer:Windows XP with excessive load times or fails

what have you got in the registry for auto-start?

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I have an ASUS laptop which used to have a recovery partition. I used a function to make recovery DVDs and proceeded to format the partition.

Well now Windows won't boot. I attempted to use my recovery DVDs but after taking 10-15 minutes to boot it loads to a screen with a graphic (wallpaper) and stays there.
It doesn't tell me to load the next disk, it doesn't give me any kind of menu, does not accept any kind of input (including ctrl-alt-del).

Any idea on how I can make this work?

Answer:Windows 7 Recovery fails to load interface

4 days without response... bumping back to first page. Still haven't figured it out on my own either.

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I normally stream videos and music from my laptop to my xbox 360 through a router no problem. However, within the last week and a half or so all media streaming crashed for me. When i go to control panel > network and sharing center > choose homegroup and sharing options > change advanced sharing settings > and choose media streaming options it just says "The page failed to load." Ive tried several methods of streaming suggested by microsoft (zune, windows media sharing, windows media center) and none work.

Furthermore, When I tried to add the 360 as an extender through windows media center, the program would just crash as soon as i entered my xbox's setup key. Also, when i tried setting up windows media center for the first time to see if it would stream, When i went to sync my music and video libraries it gave a message saying "A necessary component of Windows Media Center did not start properly. Restart windows media center."

I cant think of anything I've done within this time frame to cause this to happen, and I have never had any problems like this before.
Any help is much appreciated!

Answer:Windows 7 Media Streaming fails to load

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I have a Windows Vista Home Premium, 32 Bit, Service Pack 2.
OK so my first problem is the Windows Update. After going to Control Panel > Windows Update, a page come on saying "Page Fail To Load". How can I fix this?


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i recently did an LCD screen replacement. when i powered up the laptop it came on normally only the trackpad was not working on log in screen but works everywhere else i looked into how i could solve this and i needed admin rights. so i got the password and when i logged into the admin account only for the trackpad to not work at all. after a few minutes the desktop locked up and was non responsive. I restarted and got the message

Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected

this is now appearing after every restart. I have checked the boot order and i have ran start up repair and it allows me to start up in safe mode but once i try to load normally I get that error again

does that sound familiar to anyone

PS the laptop was dropped that is why the screen needed replaced as a precaution I have checked the hard drive for errors are there was none and the laptop is recognising it in the bios

seems odd to load windows until it crashes and then decide not to

its is a Dell Inspiron m5030

Answer:Windows 7 fails to load unless it is in safe mode

did you test the harddrive after dropping the laptop. there is a good chance you damaged the drive too. If not, run the drives manufacturers diagnostic utility...

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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Ina  rush of impatience I pushed the power off key and now windows XP fails to load. Nor can I get safe mode, or any other type of DOS C/: prompt. I can get to the BIOS setup and also to the Boot menu.I have visited this site I have also downloaded from windows the 'setup boot disc from --- but the computer fails to reboot even from a USB drive.My last hope is to go to the Fujitsu Seimens website in the hope they can help.Any advice or shall I just bin it. There is only work stuff on the computer nothing to bad if I decide to buy new.Fujitsu seimens Amilo 1424. Intel Pentium processor 725, 512 mB, speed 1801 mHz, notebook ID 255638A0, Windows XP home Service pack 2.

Answer:Fujitsu Siemens - Windows fails to load

Hi again,Just been to the Fujitsu website. Found these to download. Will any of these help or not. My boot priority is set to the ?removavle dev?. Thanks again!Downloads results for AMILO M1424     RIGHT REFERENCE  FAQ - AMILO M1424      Flash - BIOS       Flash Bios for AMILO M1424                BIOS DOS Flash (Disc-Image) - AMILO M1424 / M7424  Version:  1.03cl    Date:  29.12.2004     Size:  1,07 MB  Status:           Download       Language:                BIOS Flash (ISO CD-Image) - AMILO M1424 / M7424  Version:  1.03cl    Date:  29.12.2004     Size:  1,47 MB  Status:           Download       Language:                BIOS Windows Flash (EXE) - AMILO M1424 / M7424  Version:  1.03cl    Date:  29.12.2004     Size:  0,85 MB  Status:           Download       Language:                BIOS Flash (ISO CD-Image) - AMILO M1424 / M7424  Version:  1.01cl    Date:  15.12.2004     Size:  1,47 MB  Status:       ... Read more

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I just used the windows xp cleaning procedure to rid my computer of the fake winsecurity centre and spyware guard 2008 (thank you majorgeeks) but now windows explorer fails to automatically load when i turn on my computer or restart and log in using my (upon recommendation) new windows user account password and i have to do it by windows task manager. any ideas?

Answer:Windows explorer fails to load at restart

Welcome to Major Geeks!

whatsausername said:

I just used the windows xp cleaning procedureClick to expand...

As stated in the instructions, we need the 4 requested logs to help you. Attach the logs from
Also are you saying this is a new user account? Or are you saying it is the same user account that you cleaned but you just added a password to it?

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Answer:Windows Update Page Fails To Load

Try getting the latest update agent and see whether it helps:
Information for network administrators about how to obtain the latest Windows Update Agent

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Hi all

I am having a persistent problem with Windows 10 that I need help with

Just about every computer start takes two attempts to complete, the first start fails to load any desktop icons and just sits there with a spinning progress icon and nothing can be started. I have to do a Control/Alt/delete and select restart, which it does and then that time it all starts ok with no other issues all day long.

Anyone know how to fix this.

Thanks for any help


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I have a Toshiba Satellite A45-S120. I had to replace the hard drive once before because of same error.
When I try to turn on the putter i get-

Missing corrupt file system32\drivers\pci.sys on my screen. Any ideas how to fix this?

I bought another hard drive but when I put that in I get-
pxe-e61:media test failure. check cable,
on the screen.

Thanks for any help or input!!!

Mike @

Answer:Satellite A45-S120 - SYSTEM32 error (CORRUPT FILE)


This error appears mostly if some or any system files are damage.
Usually the new OS reinstallation should solve this problem.
Use the recovery disk in order to reinstall the OS.

But many people have reported that this could happen due to hardware fault; RAM modules or HDD could be affected.

The ?pxe-e61:media test failure check cable? error message appear because the notebook tried to boot from the LAN. This is mostly the case if LAN boot option has been set at first position in BIOS or if the HDD is not available or not recognized.

In your case it could be a new HDD which does not appear in BIOS and is not recognized.

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I was downloading SP2 on my sister's pc and the computer went to the black screen where it gives the option of restarting normally, in safe mode, etc. When I try any option, I get the message in the subject line. It says I must reinstall in the file in order to start windows Any advice?

--The pc has XP home

Answer:win32/hap.dll corrupt or missing - windows will not load

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Please can anyone help. I tried using my recovery disks to restore my notebook when it kept failing to start properly. The disks did not work so I purchased a set of disc from Toshiba on this website. I still have the same problem.

Is it the hard drive failing or something else?

If I purchase a new hard drive will the recovery disks work if the hard drive is not exactly the same as the one that came out?

Answer:Satellite C660 - recovery disk fails error 1117


Did you think about the HDD?
It could be a HDD malfunction that does not allow you to install the system.

I recommend checking the HDD for some possible issues.

There is a nice tool called Drive Fitness Test. You can use it for HDD check.
Google simply to get the software.

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I've got a L30-101 which was becoming slow to power up. Another forum suggested going into ms config to ensure max memory being used for boot up and to uncheck some start items. When I restarted, windows icons were enlarged and slightly blurry, so I undid the changes I made but windows is still not clear. The laptop is working fine otherwise, so I saved what data I needed and tried a system restore, but the computer cant find any restore points.

As a last resort I tried the Toshiba Product Recovery disk which I had never used before. It starts reading it ok, then asks for language choice English. About 10mins later it stops with the error message "Could not get a language entry from INI file! Section :[Commom] Key InstallCMD File D:\Setenv.ini.
When I hit OK to clear the message the Administrator page states Failed to initiate the raid class No RAID-continue normally.

When I restart the laptop it takes me back to my previous state with slightly blurry icons, an otherwise working laptop and all my old data is still there.

I've since bought a new Satellite L450D laptop which I am posting this from, but I am keen to try and get my L30 up and running again as a spare. I contacted Toshiba UK in case there was a fault with the recovery disk, but due licensing issues they can only redirect me to the toshiba eu backup media website to purchase a new recovery disk. As I already have a recovery disk, I dont want to buy another one to have the same results. Does anyo... Read more

Answer:Satellite L30 Recovery disk fails : Could not get language entry error

At first I must say that you should back up all your important data to external device like external HD or USB stick. When you use recovery installations disc all partition will be deleted.

I don't know why you cannot use delivered recovery disc but only thing you can do is to visit nearest Toshiba authorized service provider and show the problem. If they can confirm recovery DVD is defective I presume you will get new one for free.

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Hello to all,

bought a new Sattelite Pro C850-1MX (PSCBZE 00M009GR) in december 2013. System is running almost unchanged to delivery state. Yet installed OpenOffice, Firefox and AdobeReader in most actual versions. And updated driver for AMD-GPU to latest version. No other changes done.

Now tried to upgrade to Windows 8.1 via Windows-App-Store. Download was done, upgrade run, reboot, installing changes, preparing devices --> reboot, rollback to 8.0 with error code 0xC1900101-0x30018.

Searched internet for solutions: Toshiba sais
- update all Toshiba-components via TOSHIBA Service Station --> done
- (Link: []): deinstall some components: esp. LAN/WLAN-driver.

Hmmm...if I do so I cannot access Windows App-Store to rerun the upgrade because i have no network-connection. Stupid...

- Why can?t I upgrade an almost unchanged system because of some driver-uncompatibilities where i didnt change anything from delivery state???

Please state any hint/solution. Thanks!

Answer:Satellite Pro C850-1M - upgrade to Win 8.1 fails - error 0xC1900101-0x30018

>Now tried to upgrade to Windows 8.1 via Windows-App-Store. Download was done, upgrade run, reboot, installing changes, preparing devices --> reboot, rollback to 8.0 with error code 0xC1900101-0x30018.

This error message appears because of some not compatible drivers and tools which are already preinstalled on Windows 8 system.

This issue has been reported many times here in the forum and was solved as reported by user harrie_1 at 12-Jan-2014
Look into this thread:

Check what drivers has to be uninstalled in Appendix A
[How to Update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1|]

+What important is to remove the internet connection.+
+Only use to download 8.1 then disconnect (also Lan cable)+
+After starting Win 8.1 for the first time do not connect to the internet.+

+On another pc download first the drivers for 8.1 audio,realtek wlan and bluetooth and display driver.+
+Install and restart after this when de system is stable you can connect to internet and download the windows updates.+

PS: this thread should be closed to avoid misunderstandings and because other thread already exists

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hi, im new to this so please can some one help me.
I have recently got a new computer
amd 6000+ processor + heat sink + fan with 4gb ram and 200gb hd with 512 nvidia
9800gt graphic card. All was working fine until about 2 weeks later when sudenly it just switches off. normally it would load back up but somtimes it will display startup failed insert startup disc. but now its switched off and will not load at all (same error message on startup) i was thinking about getting a new hd (200gb one is 5+ years old) and re installing windows on the new one therefor saving all the files and games on my old hd and still being able to run games off of it b ut havin a new os installed on a new hd?? will this work??? any ideas welcome! please help as i need this for both work and call of duty 4 purposes thank you in advance. p.s the reason why i want to keep both hd's is because i do not want to re install everything and install game patches ect. will i still be able to play game and programs with them pre installed on old harddrive with windows installed on new harddrive? will this not affect the registry? as i said im new to this

Answer:Windows fails to load insert startup disc?

I have seen faulty HardDrive connection to the Motherboard cause this
Try replacing the Sata cable, and/or connecting the HardDrive to a different Sata port on the Motherboard

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I recently installed the program Super Utilities Pro to clean up my system a little bit. The next time I turned on my computer I received the following message:

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

File: \Windows\System32\Drivers\HWFProt.sys
Status: 0xc0000221
Info: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt.

From reading the following post I can tell that I need to uninstall Super Utilities Pro however, I am unable to get past this error message when windows boots up. I downloaded my copy of Windows Vista from my school and so I do not have a boot disk...the files are on the hard drive.

If someone can help, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

Answer:Windows fails to load due to missing HWFProt.sys driver

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Good morning everyone,

I came across this forum while searching for help with a computer issue. I'm hoping you can help me!

Our sales director has a Dell Latitude E4300 laptop with Win XP Pro (I did all the updates before this problem occurred). It's brand new and he decided to use the program PC Locator to move everything from his old laptop to his new laptop. He says he did that, it said it did it successfully, but when he restarted the program right after using the program, the computer won't finish loading Windows Explorer.

It will get to the Welcome screen and you can choose your user, but after that, it will show the desktop background, but no icons or taskbar and gives the error that Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Error messages:

Can anyone help me figure out what is going on? Could he have transferred a virus or anything from his old laptop? He was prone to downloading everything under the sun, although he did have Vipre anti-virus on there and I installed Kapersky Anti-Virus on his new laptop BEFORE he copied everything over but it was FULL of junk.

I ran a standard diagnostic test as well and it came up with the following errors:

Error Code 5300D23
Msg: VIDEO - No BIOS support for SMI interface function.

I have no idea where to go from here. Anyone have suggestions? (I'm a interm... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer fails to load - no icons/taskbar

Came across the same problem. It is a virus problem and I had to reformat to fix it. Usually it is a virus associated with a crack .exe file.

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hi, im new to this so please can some one help me.
I have recently got a new computer
amd 6000+ processor + heat sink + fan with 4gb ram and 200gb hd with 512 nvidia
9800gt graphic card. All was working fine until about 2 weeks later when sudenly it just switches off. normally it would load back up but somtimes it will display startup failed insert startup disc. but now its switched off and will not load at all (same error message on startup) i was thinking about getting a new hd (200gb one is 5+ years old) and re installing windows on the new one therefor saving all the files and games on my old hd and still being able to run games off of it b ut havin a new os installed on a new hd?? will this work??? any ideas welcome! please help as i need this for both work and call of duty 4 purposes thank you in advance.

Answer:Windows fails to load (insert startup disc?)

Caps on the title = no good. Please read our forum rules while you wait for our community to assist you

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Hello all.  First time poster here.  I am having issues getting my Toshiba to load windows.  Here is the rundown:
Successfully started computer and loaded Windows (Windows 7 64-bit btw), but noticed that certain stock applications would not work (calculator, paint, windows explorer, etc..).  Installed several Windows updates that have been waiting to install for a while (not sure what they were exactly) and shut down.  Upon attempting to restart, I was presented with the startup recovery tool.  It failed to fix the problem.
Here is what I have tried and the results:
Complete shut down with AC power and battery removed for >1 minute - Didn't fix the issue
System restore - Fails to successfully restore (tried twice using two different points)
Safe mode - Won't allow me to
Memory check - Ran, rebooted, and failed to fix the issue
After checking around, I found FRST.  Here is a scan log:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 25-12-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-GRHR642 on 27-12-2013 07:56:32
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 10
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
HKLM\...\Run: [] - [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] - C:\win... Read more

Answer:Windows won't load/Startup Recovery Tool fails

Ok.  I resolved the issue myself.  Had to do a complete re-install of the OS.  Chose not to reformat my drive so I could retrieve my old files from the windows.old file

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Hi, Guys! It's me.
Actually this is my 2nd post but the same and my first account was banned forever but-- Nevermind. Since I'm pretty new to tech guy I didn't even know what rule or regulation I violated.

Moving on, English is not my first language but I'll try my best to explain everything with details.

I downloaded a theme at Astyles.Org and Installed it exactly how the tutorial video did it.

At first a few themes worked, but I think they are not fully working because my file explorer panels don't have designs like the one showed in the site. So I tried [Astyles.Org][Win8] Tokisaki Kurumi By HT

I decided to re-do all the steps needed to install the third-party theme.

These are the three programs needed to install the theme:


The first program was a success but at the second one you are supposedly to pick only one ( I forgot sorry ) but I tried to check all and see what is the theme. (because HUD Evolution Setup is a complete theme installer)

After finishing, it showed a error message. (Didn't even bother to read)

And I still continued to step 3, and it was a success.
I installed the theme now and there was no error but after installing a theme you need to choose it from the control panel > personalization but as soon as the control panel popped up it shows nothing but a blank page with the words written in the middle "the page has failed to load"

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Answer:Windows 8 Control Panel Fails to Load and CMD Missing

my first account was banned forever but-- Nevermind.Click to expand...

Normally this action would get any other account banned, but I happen to know that an Administrator checked this out and it's OK to continue with this account. The first banning was a mistake on my part.

Members should feel free to give any help they can.

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I am trying to setup and run the current version of iTunes (as of March 25th) on a HP Pavilion dv4 laptop running Windows Vista 64bit

Each time I try to run it I am met with the Software License Agreement screen and to either Agree or Decline. I click on Agree and I immediately get a window pop up saying "iTunes has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." This is window has a button to close the window which opens the Windows Problem Reports and Solutions screen which only suggests to download iTunes from Apple's website and try again (i.e. not very helpful)

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes to no avail.

I did check the event viewer and saw the following for when I tried to open iTunes "Faulting application iTunes.exe, version, time stamp 0x4f56cf56, faulting module QuickTime.qts, version, time stamp 0x3ed3bfbd, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x0013c108, process id 0x108, application start time 0x01cd0af8c1472e71."

I also tried following Apple's instructions here: Using Msconfig to troubleshoot conflicts in Windows Vista and Windows 7 to try fixing this but this also produced similar results.

I'd prefer not to reinstall Windows but I'm kind of at a loss at what to do at this point.

Answer:[SOLVED] iTunes fails to load Windows Vista

It seems I have figured out what was causing the issue.

After my last reboot I noticed that the Windows Theme was reverted to basic due to a problem with a program. I looked at what the window said was causing the problem.

Seems qttask.exe was corrupt. So I uninstalled and reinstalled QuickTime and now everything seems to work just fine.

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Every morning Windows fails to load on the first start-up attempt of the day. Please note that after I am able to get it to load, I can turn off, turn on, or restart with no issues the rest of the day. It is literally only on the first start-up of each day. As soon as it starts to load windows it will reboot and go straight to windows recovery with an option to load windows normally or check for problems.

Each time "Start Windows Normally" is selected it will either reboot as soon as windows stats to load, BSOD, or once in a while it will load windows where it will BSOD the second anything is clicked. As soon as it BSOD, the next start-up I can load windows normally and everything will be fine rest of the day.

If I have it check for a problem it will show it is checking and then ask if I want to restore to an earlier time. As this is a fresh install, I will select "no" and it will begin to attempt a repair. If I let it run the full course it will always return a message stating nothing could be repaired. After which, I can start windows normally with no problems. I have also learned that in the mornings I can choose to repair and immediately restart computer once it begins to check for problems and it will load windows normally.

Other than that there are basically no issues. I can turn off and on rest the day without an issue. There is one other thing, I have noticed if I leave it idle for a very long time (most the day), every now and t... Read more

Answer:Windows fails to load (BSODs) once a day on first startup attempt

Both of these were related to pool_corruption. Since memtest has passed I would suspect a driver. To work out which please run driver verifier. My gut feeling is it is your Avast but no definitive info yet.

I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash... Read more

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I let Norton 360 do a disc defrag and I turned the power off at plug by mistake oops!!

Now when I start pc, windows vista starts but i get a black window with the heading C:Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe There is a cursor in the window like I'm supposed to type something.

The other problem that has arisen alongside this is when launch Windows Mail i get the message-

Windows Mail could not be started because MSOE.DDL could not be loaded.

As you can probably tell I'm a complete spanner when it come to computers so any advice would be very much appreciated. I drive trains for a living so unless its got at least 2000 horse power and no steering wheel I'm stuffed... Cheers!

Answer:Windows Mail fails MSOE.DDL wont load

*** Backup your any registry keys before deleting them***

Go to Start Search and type regedit, click on continue to allow it and navigate to this registry key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Mail

make sure windows mail is not open. Right click on the above key again and choose

Reboot and try Windows Mail again.

Hopefully this will rectify the windows mail issue at least.

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I recently rebuilt my PC but kept the same Disk Drive
But when i connect the disk drive windows doesn't get past

"Verfiying DMI Pool Data"

the only way i have to load windows is to disconnect my CD Drive
Bit of a pain seeing as i want to reinstall windows

Answer:Windows fails to load with Disk Drive Connected

hi and welcome to the forum this may help point you in the right direction

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This is my 2nd attempt to install a brand new WD4003FZEX in my Windows 7 x64 machine. I assumed the first one was bad, so I exchanged it for another. I am NOT new to PCs, in fact I am ashamed to say I'm a tech with 15+ years experience and this one has me stumped. I have installed countless drives, and this one should be dead easy!

Windows simply says it failed to find the driver. The BIOS does see and correctly identify the drive. The motherboard is a modern Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H with UEFI, so no problem there.

I would be very grateful to anyone that can help me solve this.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU: Intel Core i7-2700K
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H
Memory: 32GBCorsair Vengeance (4x8GB) CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10
Graphics Card: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550Ti
Hard Drives:
Boot: 256GB SSD: Samsung Electronics 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW
Secondary Drives: WD 2TB & WD 640GB

Answer:4TB WD4003FZEX: Windows 7 Fails to find/load driver

Download the drivers from the manufacturers website?

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I've broken my desktop pc and I've tried to sort it but my skills are pretty minimal so it would be great if anyone could give me a bit of advice or point me in the right direction.

Here's a description of what happened:
After using my pc I went to turn it off as normal but I switched off the socket too soon, as the pc hadn't finished shutting down.
When I went to restart it, it seemed to be ok but before it booted up properly i got this message.

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-ROM.
select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.

Unfortunately I dont have the original setup CD-ROM, but I do have a copy of windows xp home.
I booted the pc from this disk and I pressed 'r' which took me to the recovery console, I'm well and truly stuck here, I dont know how to operate the recovery console.
Does anyone know how I can repair my pc from here or is there anything else I can do?
Many thanks in advance,

Answer:Windows XP Missing or corrupt file, wont load

I've had a look at some similar posts on here and I've noticed that i seem to have a common problem, I tried following these instructions but after completing the first line I got informed that i could not copy this file, what should i do???
I cannot take the computer back to the place i bought it as it has gone bust, can I fix this myself?
I also own a laptop, is it possible to connect the 2 pc's? I have alot of documents on the desktop that I'd like to recover.

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