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Preferred Solution: windows failed to load because the system registry...

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Answer: windows failed to load because the system registry...

Hi,Sorry for all the troubles you got,. Best here is that youi may reinstall Operating system, as you said its new out of box,. you may use the steps here:

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Status: 0xc0000001
Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry fie is missing or corrupt

How do I fix this without using installation disks(or any other disks)??


Answer:Windows failed to load because the system registry fie is missing..

Microsoft's website have a Collection of repair disks, that you can download.

Download Repair Disk for KB2823324 and KB2782476 (KB2840165) from Official Microsoft Download Center

Are you able to boot into Safe Mode?

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Just replaced my hard drive after last one froze and died. On trying to install Windows Vista into the new one I keep getting the message "windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt". It tells me to restart with my windows disk and repair but it won't let me. Keeps going to the same message. Going round in circles can anyone help?

Answer:windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt

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first off im a newb im not very good at this hence my problem

its an HP g6000 nothing modified.... other than a new screen due to breaking 3 years ago

ok so i decided to turn my old laptop on that for some reason (i cant remember) stopped working 2 years ago
ive decided to use it as a basic home system

it came on and went straight to windows boot manager giving me a 3 step solution to a problem

1. insert windows installation disc and restart computer.
2. choose language settings and the click next.
3 click repair your computer.

file: \windows\system32\config\system

status: 0xc0000225

info: windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt.
i dont know what this means but i dont have the install disc so i got an iso online and put it on to a 8gb flash (previously using rufus)

ive plugged it in and nothing happens just goes back to error and same 3 steps

please help

Answer:windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt

ive now made a boot disc which is also failing to work..

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I tried to import an entire registry backup, I received an error message similar to this one:" Error accessing the registry.".
then, Via "regedit" I tried to give permissions to my WinUser, (giving full control ).

I still received the same message, so I restarted my pc,And now all I get is black screen when I logon to my user,Same in safe mode.

(I made the backup via regedit, using the export option on every "HKEY" folder, and on "Computer", so I have 6 reg files )

I still have the entire REG backup on my hard drive.
I have hiren's boot and erd commander if it helps, they have some registry tools.

Is it possible to import the backup to my windows?

Thank you.

Answer:Windows won't load after failed registry backup-Import

Hello Supdoc,

To restore the complete registry, you would normally use system restore instead.Registry - Backup and Restore
If you have a restore point available dated before this happened, you could do a system restore at boot with the restore point to do so.

Hope this helps,

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its a gateway laptop modle mx8711 with windows vista home premium 32-bit operating system ive tried (safe mode) (safe mode with networking) (safe mode with command prompt) ( last known good configuration-advanced) and (start windows normally) with and without the operating system disc and or the system recovery disc, ive tried the boot menu f-10 and the bios settings f-2 with or without the disc's and ive done everything i could think of in the phoenix setup utility and no matter what i change it allways goes back to (windows failed to load) help please

Answer:windows failed to start because system registry file is missing or corrupt

Go to this site read Restoring the Windows XP registry to a bootable configuration General instructions and conventions for step by step instructions.

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windows \system32\drivers\ msisadrv.sys
Status: 0x000000f
would like to repair this without reloading if possible

Answer:windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corrupt

I have a few questions:
1. Do you have a repair disc?
2. If not, does the PC have a recovery partition?
3. Can you boot from a live CD (such as Puppy Linux)?
4. What were you doing before the problem started?

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Hi everybody,

This is my first post on this forum. I've recently come across a problem with my computer. I'm running Windows Vista 32 bit. I shut the computer down one day, and the next day turning it on I came across this problem.

File: \Windows\System32\Drivers\nqgbwc.sys

Status: 0xc0000225

Info: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt.

I have no clue what this means. It said insert windows installation disc and repair computer. I did this, self repair found nothing. I then tried system restore and it could not initialize which is a pain in the ass. My last resort is to reinstall windows vista but I think I'm going to lose everything.

If anyone has any advice or suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Answer:Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt.

First see if you can boot into Safemode without it giving you that error. If you can, first try searching for that driver to see if its even in your system32 folder.

I recently just checked my computer and it is not in mine by default, which means its a file relating to a third party program/app that has been installed on your machine. If you can figure out what the abbreviation for NQGBWC is from the list of installed applications on your computer, then you can isolate which program on startup is causing the failure on booting windows due to the missing system file.

As you may have already tried, i cannot simply google search nqgbwc.sys as it gives me just THIS post only. If you cannot find the problem, then the only thing possible from there is to reinstall your OS but of course BACK UP EVERYTHING IMPORTANT FIRST.

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File: \windows\system32\drivers\ksecdd.sys

Status: 0xc00000e9

Info: windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corrupt.

Any help is appreciated. The computer will not even turn on or get past this point.

Answer:Info: windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corrupt.

if your computer is telling you that window failed to load, that means you need to format the system and install in window on it, and you must do it before i damage your hard drive.

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My computer will not boot... I keep getting the "windows failed to start because the system registry file is missing or corrupt"...I've tried going in safemode, last known configuration, etc. I also just tried the Vista recovery disc (32-bit) and it still won't work... There is a lot of stuff on my laptop I need, does anyone know how I can fix this without having to lose all of my info stored on my computer??

Answer:"Windows failed to start because the system registry file is missing or corrupt"

Boot to the Vista CD and use the repair option(s)

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On opening my computer I recieve the following message in a box "Failed to update the system registry please use reg edit". Can anybody tell me what is happening? I also feel as if I am on the edge of a crash. I am unable to suss out the "User Accounts" thing. I am unable to install anything with out haveing to go into the restart and F8 procedure. In Safe Mode I look in the user accounts in the Adiministrator and there are 2 other users. In the normal start up there are 4 user accounts none of which are shown in the F8 administrator, anybody know what is happening there?The system is Win XP Home(Update over win 98)AMD 1400Mhz, 2 HDD(6 and 20 Gigs), 256 Ram, 128 Graphics card.

Answer:Failed to update the system registry Please use et

1. Log on as a local Administrator.2. Go to Start->Run and type regedit.3. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DG5.Document.4. While the DG5.Document key is highlighted, select the Edit menu and choose Permissions.5 Check the "Full Control" box for the appropriate user account/group and click OK.6. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID{DBB164F5-5B7D-11D2-A416-00A024A82786}7. While the CLSID key is highlighted, select Edit and choose Permissions.5 Check the "Full Control" box for the appropriate user account/group and click OK.9. Exit the Registry Editor

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Installed Corel WP Office X3; could not register program on internet. Called Corel and registered by phone. On startup I get error message: "Failed to update the system registry. Please try using REGEDIT". Support help from Corel is "for a fee". How do I use REGEDIT to register a program on my pc? Thanks

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Am using Vista, and installed Omnipage Pro 9.0, an OCR, which is not compatable with Vista, but seems to work OK. I deleted from the MS word startup folder, which stops the beeps whenever I open a document, (using word 97). No problems apparent at this time, except the error message above whenever I open Omnipage. Just wondered if I am asking for trouble by using these old programs, which seem to work OK? Any suggestions on using REGEDIT to get rid of the error message???

thank you

Answer:Failed to update the system registry. Please try using REGEDIT.

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I have just installed Paint Shop Pro 8, now the program runs but just prior to it opening up that above message pops up...what does it mean?

Answer:Failed To Update System Registry..Please try using REGEDIT?!?!?!?

May be due to read/write permissions in the registry. Was it installed with administrator privileges ?

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Hi, I have an out of warranty T43. when I turn it on the screen remains completely black( no backlight). If i attach a external monitor I see that the computer is just booting over and over again. Safe Mode ect dont work. The blue screen pops up after each failed start. It says TOP: c0000218 (Registry File Failure)The registry cannot load the hive (file)SystemRoot/System32/Config/SOFTWAREits log or corrupt absent or not writable I can access the Access IBM. Through this I can save the files from the hard drive. I tried the restore. But the restore fails immediately.  Does this have the backup partition? Do i need some restore CD's? Is there a way to do this without losing the info on the computer? What step do I take now?

Answer:T43 Cant load windows, Blue Screen Registry cannot load hive, SOFTWARE, Access IBM

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Sounds like a dying HDD to me, to be certain I'd suggest burning PC Doctor for DOS bootable CD and run full diagnostic test.

Keep us posted.

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Originally, I used the registry to change the boot drive letter of F: to C: replacing HKLM/System/MountedDevices/ DosDevices\F: with DosDevices\C:. BAD IDEA! After some time, I put the %system root%\widows\repair sam, security, software, and system files into the %system root\widows\system32\config folder, replacing the original files and not backing up the old. On restart widows asked for a password for "Administrator" which was the same as the password for my old administrator account "adam." when i try to run user account controls, system restore, or almost any system file, the .exe will show in the task manager processes but will not show in an explorer window. i have used registry fixing software but it has not fixed the problem. is there any way i can make the system recognize programs installed prior to when i replaced the repair files without formatting/reinstalling windows?

Answer:XP System won't load after edited registry

is there any way i can make the system recognize programs installed prior to when i replaced the repair files without formatting/reinstalling windows?No. i_Xp/Vista/W7User

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I am sorry for the lack of information..I am at work and I cant remember..I will explain the best I can.

I have the same problem as this person did...

I reformated the HD and did an install with Win XP Home edition SP2 and after it formats and installs the files it reboots and it gives me the error "Failed to load operating system"

I took the HD out, put it in another computer and installed win XP and it works fine...I put it back in the original computer and BOOM...same Error.

Its an AMD..I think the MOBO said 3100a Pro..

It has 256 MB of DDR400 Ram. with a 40 GIG Maxor HD and a 350 Watt Power Supply.

Now I also Disconnected each piece of hardware one at a time and tried the installs and it doesnt work..I tried removed the Ethernet Card, Then the Modem Car, Then the Floppy Drive Etc...

Like I said, there is a good copy of Win XP that works in my other computers on this Hard Drive, but as soon as I install it in the problem computer it gives me a "Failed to load operating system" error....

Should I just replace the mother board?

Answer:Failed to Load Operating system

the bios identifies the hd incorrectly , provide the mobo model and ill tell you how to make it identify it correctly

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I have Paint SHop Pro and I installed it on my Vista OS desktop.
I have een using PSP6 since forever and although I have PSP 6 - 20 I prefer using ver 6.
Problem is I get an error when I start PSP6.
It says "failed to update system registry. try using REEDIT.
I am scared to death of messing w/REGEDIT.
If I click "OK" the program starts and works fine, it is just annnoying.
Any ideas short of having to use a newer PSP?

Thanks in advance!


Answer:[SOLVED] psp6 failed to update system registry (error)


Originally Posted by lolaisbk

I have Paint SHop Pro and I installed it on my Vista OS desktop.
I have een using PSP6 since forever and although I have PSP 6 - 20 I prefer using ver 6.
Problem is I get an error when I start PSP6.
It says "failed to update system registry. try using REEDIT.
I am scared to death of messing w/REGEDIT.
If I click "OK" the program starts and works fine, it is just annnoying.
Any ideas short of having to use a newer PSP?

Thanks in advance!


Hi. . .

Upgrade to Paint Shop Pro vX2 (12) as soon as possible! I'm glad to hear that the possible use of REGEDIT scares you. Good move not to edit the registry keys to retrofit a product that really should not run on a system newer than Windows 98 (platform NT 4.0). Editing those registry keys under Vista could have been disasterous as many have changed under Vista as compared with Windows 98. For info, the "NT" referred to by Jasc Software, Inc., the makers of Paint Shop Pro, is the platform used by all versions of Windows since the introduction of Windows 3.1 in 1993. The basic versions of NT are:

NT 4.0 - Windows 98
NT 5.0 - Windows 2000
NT 5.1 - Windows XP 32-bit (x86) architecture
NT 5.2 - Windows XP 64-bit (x64) architecture
NT 6.0 - Windows Vista

The version of Paint Shop Pro that you are trying to run - v6 (NT 4.0) - is simply not compatable whith Vista (NT 6.0). Here is... Read more

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"OMCI system driver failed to load on start up." Source: Service Control Manager.

I have had this error message appear repeatedly over the past 2 months or so.

More recently the following also fail to load:

Windows (XP SP2) also often fails to start, sometime failing after the Windows logo screen has run, sometimes it doesn't get that far. Hitting the power and re-trying works...

Any advice appreciated.

Answer:System driver OMCI failed to load...

PC tools Anti-Virus Engine (now uninstalled)

Also have frequently hung on starting.

Another recent error:
"The Messenger Sharing Folders USN Journal Reader service service failed to start:
...The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion. "

Another recent error
"An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation."


"The device, \Device\Scsi\JRAID1, did not respond within the timeout period."

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Hi all.

My pc has been hanging randomly and I have to use the power button to shut down/restart.

I've checked in events and there is this error which seems to be causing the problem as the time matches with the hang time.

I posted another topic with another bsod issue in the bsod section, and I was told to run some tests.

A day or so ago, I tried and changed Driver Verifier settings as were instructed in one of the threads here which also mentions that it is an iffy thing to do.

Anyway, I lost windows and could not start again, luckily I had a backup made, and after formatting my HD, loaded it on to it. This error seems to be a driver issue (Screenshot).

Should I go down the Driver Verifier route again ? To be honest I don't want to. If I lose windows again it would be very frustrating.

I've run the following tests so far here

I have no driver issues showing up in Device Manager, so that looks ok.

Please advise. Thank you.

Answer:The following system start driver(s) failed to load: mbmiodrvr

I looked around and found a reference to Mother Board Monitor which at least sounds like it might be the culprit.

Do you have that application installed, or some other temperature / fan speed monitoring sw?

Alex Van Kaam, the author of Mother Board Monitor, stopped development in 2004 citing his frustration getting technical information from mfgrs.

Anyway, if you have Mother Board Monitor installed, remove it. If you have other monitoring sw, post what you have and someone might know more about that sw (MBM source used?)

If you haven't tried a Clean Boot, here's a tutorial you can follow:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup


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I am new on here, so I apologize if I don't include information that is needed right away.

However, I have a dell studio xps 16 and the thing keeps randomly restarting on me. I checked the event log and every time it lists a "critical" event (The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.), the previous event is "fanio.sys failed to load."

I am thinking that for some reason, the failure of fanio.sys to start is causing my computer to crash and restart. Why is this happening?

Also, another interesting point is that nothing is being listed under Blue Screen Viewer -- only the event logger.

I have also had trouble with USB.sys crashing my system and believe that occurs whenever I have something plugged into my computer through usb and later unplug it -- the computer will crash at some random point after unplugging the usb.

Below is the bluescreenview information for when the system randomly restarts due to the usb.sys:

032212-59420-01.dmp 3/22/2012 10:15:16 AM BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER 0x000000fe 00000000`00000005 fffffa80`096eb1a0 00000000`80863b3c fffffa80`0a40cc48 USBPORT.SYS USBPORT.SYS+2df7e x64 ntoskrnl.exe+7cd40 C:\Windows\Minidump\032212-59420-01.dmp 8 15 7601 329,784

Please let me know if I can provide more information.

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Answer:fanio.sys failed to load -- system automatically restarts itself

Fanio.sys is a Dell precision fan controller driver. Do you have any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?

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Well this is the second computer I've gotten in less than a week with similar symptoms so I thought I'd see what everyone thinks.

Just got machine. Plugged her in, turned on, got to the Windows 7 boot splash, sat there for a very long time, and hit BSOD!

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
or its log or alternate
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Now obvious signs point to registry is long since gone missing. Well I'm thinking different.

First off I booted up into a recovery console from the advanced boot options menu. Everything got in just fine and I opened the console up and tried to do a chkdsk /f.

chkdsk /f
The disk is write-protected.

Hmm, that's the exact same problem I had on the machine I had a few days ago. (though it never gave me the BSOD registry stop. I should really just stop talking about that machine the owner just said reformat it so I did)

So in trying to get at least a chkdsk to run, I went into diskpart.exe and was poking around. System drive is not read-only and is healthy. Smart also says drive tests fine. Hmm...

Next try a system restore, well simply that failed. It couldn't write to the drive...

Checked Bios next. Nothings funky. Restored it to defaults and tried booting anyways. Nada.

Seems to me like most of the system is just fine, just something is blocking everything from writing to the drive.

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Answer:BSOD upon startup. No boot. Registry Cannot load System hive

The problem is you are trying to run chkdsk on X:, which is the virtual hard disk created by the recovery software. You need to change to C:, D:, or E: (most systems have a C: partition in restore that is system reserved and a D: drive that is the Windows partition; if a vendor created a recovery partition, drive E: may also exist).Use Advanced Boot Options to select Repair Your Computer and get to the System Recovery Options. Then select the command prompt. Do the following:chkdsk /r c:
chkdsk /r d:
chkdsk /r e:
chkdsk /r f:.etc until you get the message that the volume could not be opened for direct access. For any drives that do not give the message:
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems
run chkdsk again as above. In other words, if it says:
Windows has made corrections to the file system
after running the disk check, run the disk check again.

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File: \windows\system32\drivers\ltoxvyo.sys

status: 0xc0000225

Vista Home Premium.

need some help on how i can get this machine functional again.

i do have the vista installation disc unfortunately due to the short length of the SATA connectors from the power supply they simply do not reach the ROM drive while being connected to the hard drive at the same time.

if anyone needs any more info just ask.
help would be much appreciated,

Answer:(Failed to load because of a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt)

Hello and welcome to the forum...

Can you tell me if you can get to your main desktop if not have you tried to boot in safe mode. Here's how to boot in safe mode just in case.

Safe Mode

But please let me know if you can get to your desktop.


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I'm getting this stupid error when trying to view: Control Panel\System and Security\System

"The page failed to load"

Don't know if you need it but I added a HJT log...


Answer:"The page failed to load" Control Panel\System and Security\System

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So I tried installing the new software for my Zune, and there were errors. Now everytime I reboot my computer I see "Found New Harware..System". I have no idea what this is. So instead of fiddling with it, I decided to reformat since I was due for it anyway. I put in the restoration cd that came with my Emachine, and i get the error that is located in the subject.

Please help.

Answer:Registry cannot load Hive file system\system32\config\security

Since yours is just the "security" hive that is corrupt I would try this first just so it won't wipe all of your settings.

Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer. If you have not already, go into the BIOS and set your CD-DVD drive as first boot so you can boot from the disc. You can do this by tapping F1, F2, F10 or DEL depending on your system. Do this when the BIOS splash screen displays.

When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console. By default it should be C:\WINDOWS.

When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the commands below. Please read very carefully and be sure you add the spaces where you see the yellow underscores.

Type as shown below...
(There are spaces where you see the YELLOW lines so be careful or this will not work)

If you get an error on any line after pressing enter, just continue and reboot.

(Press Enter)

(Press Enter)

(Press Enter)

(Press Enter)

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Hello and thank you for your help,

The other day when i tried booting my PC up, a blue screen appeared with the message

The Registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\System

I have the Windows XP professional CD, and i need a way to fix this without having to reformat my hard-drive. i was wondering if recovery console will fix it without deleting everything on my HD. Or is it possible to just re-install windows on top of the one i have, will that reformat the HD?

If anyone knows what to do, please help asap

Answer:The Registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\System

Hello alijav134

Here is guided help from Microsoft to fix your problem


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Using IE 7 for some time with no trouble. All of a sudden cannot access browser home page,, tech support sites. Red shield in system tray says ' computer infected' and Win Registry Cleaner tries to load.

Answer:Red shield in system tray say computer infected - Registry cleaner tries to load


Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support and help to locate and identify the malware that is infecting your PC, Also there are steps included for installing, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.

Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.

When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat

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the following boot-start or system driver(s) failed to load: SRTSP SRTSPX
Anyone were seen that problem?
Laptop is a compaq and running windows Vistahome Premium

Answer:the following boot-start or system driver(s) failed to load: SRTSP SRTSPX

Ohh sorry.. got that from the event log..

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I have a ThinkPad Edge 13" - before last restart, I used Lenovo System Update and it updated some drivers, not all but incl. some recommended updates- still.. After this restart- even USB, Wifi, Wired, Audio was gone, in Device Manager it says "Windows couldn't load the driver" .. When I click the sound symbol it automatically searches for the driver, finds it, and again it says there's a driverproblem even if it's installed correctly.Now, as a datatechnician and C# programmer I am getting nervous about two possibilities .. Since I've never visited any dodgy websites or downloaded .exe files. 1. It could be a broken Lenovo update (Which I hope)2. It could be virus, malware, spyware, rootkit or worse .. I've had Security Essentials installed on my PC the entire time .. modelnumber of my edge: NUD2EMD About my EDGE it's been a mixed experience, I do not recognize the quality feel of the usual ThinkPads, the paint is easily worn off the edges just by putting it back/forth in a bag. The Intel WiFi 1000 BGN works OK with some WiFi's, but other some WiFi networks it just won't connect to and always fails connecting or is markable slower at requesting webpages, but not at fetching them. This problem has persisted again and again, even @ home with my LINKSYS WRT54G I'm somtimes thrown off and can never come back on unless I restart my computer. The start-button I've always struggled with, the first press never seems to power ON the laptop, but a second (sometimes ... Read more

Answer:System update & restart = USB,WIFI,LAN,AUDIO drivers failed to load. How about trying a system restore and take it back before all the updates were done.  If that works and everything is back like it was, then download this from the link and let it update and run a quick scan just to rule out any malware.  If all your hardware is back working and you are not able to download malwarebytes, post back.  If you are able to download it and do the scan and nothing shows up, then you can run your system update again and this time don't install everything at once, install one at a time and reboot after each one.  Run your system and make sure there are no problems before you install the next one. The problem with doing a bunch of updates all at once makes it real difficult to determine which one is acting up.   Let's work on getting your system back to normal and then we'll see what's going on with the wireless disconnecting and the problem with the start button.  

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Just got my W530, plugged it in, set up internet, and proceeded to run Windows Update as my first chore.  29 of the initial 54 updates FAILED.  Tried 3 more times, nothing but failures.  Ran system restore, and selected the first restore point, from when I first powered up the computer.  System restore FAILED. I am guessing this is not normal?  I only installed a few browsers, and CPUZ, in between the updating process.  I am trying to make recovery media, but the please wait dialog has been doing it's impression of KIT the car for at least 10 minutes, and when I tried to close it I get "not responding". Any ideas?  It would be nice if I didn't have to return a new laptop over some lame software glitch. :-( Paul Anderegg


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Answer:2 hour old W530 Windows Update FAILED System restore FAILED

Have a look at this thread: towards the bottom of page 1.
Is this similar to what you're seeing? If so, try the solution I posted on the top of page 2. see if installing the one troublesome update, KB2647753, first, by itself, then allows all of the others to succeed.
Please do let us know if this works for you.

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Windows Update Won't Load--gets error-"This page failed to load". My system=32 bit operating system which is Vista Ultimate.

Answer:Windows Update Won't Load--gets error-"This page failed to load"

Hello sgibbins,
Try here, people have had some good results doing this. please post your results. Good luck.

JSI Tip 2805. Windows Update 'Cannot Display Page'?

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Windows failed to load as system registry file is missing or corrupt

please please can someone help me! I have had my desktop PC for over a year and it keeps on crashing i really dont have a clue why, this is the latest error message i got today, tried to reboot with upgrade disc as was told this should work and it wont let me go into safe mode or anything, wont let me put back to last known good configuration either....

Is all lost? Will i have to put my pc back to factory settings once again and does anyone know the reason why this is happening?

Having said that my pc is running Sp2 on vista home premium, i know the disc i am using will not have the latest SP on it, or even the first one for that matter, will that make a difference?

Answer:Windows failed to load .......

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hey guys, really hope someone can help me with this one:

was using my laptop perfectly fine, saw that it had automatically downloaded the latest windows update so switched it off to let it update and everything. then couple of hours later i turned it back on, and get the black screen with:

"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.

- launch startup repair (recommended)
- start windows normally"

ive tried both of these:
- startup repair takes me to a blank screen with a mouse, and nothing loads up
- start windows normally just takes me back to the black error message screen

ive tryed baiscally everything on F8 too (including safe mode, and loading windows on the last successful boot configuration) and it starts to load up(windows) but eventually goes back to the error message. and thats it. ive left it like that over night and still nothing.

Any help would be much appreciated!!


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hey guys, really hope someone can help me with this one:

was using my laptop perfectly fine, saw that it had automatically downloaded the latest windows update so switched it off to let it update and everything. then couple of hours later i turned it back on, and get the black screen with:

"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.

- launch startup repair (recommended)
- start windows normally"

ive tried both of these:
- startup repair takes me to a blank screen with a mouse, and nothing loads up
- start windows normally just takes me back to the black error message screen

ive tryed baiscally everything on F8 too (including safe mode, and loading windows on the last successful boot configuration) and it starts to load up(windows) but eventually goes back to the error message. and thats it. ive left it like that over night and still nothing.

Any help would be much appreciated!!


Answer:Windows Failed to Load :(

hi and welcome to TSF you may need to try a upgrade repair if you have sp1 , or your recovery partition to restore to factory default ie as it came out the box

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Hi, I am new to the forum and need help with the statement of windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corrupt. It said for me to insert disk, or contact administrator however, I have no disk

Answer:windows failed to load

Do you have a Desktop? pc or a Laptop?
When did the problems start?
Give a bit more details about your computer specs.
What where you doing when you got this error?

Good luck

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I have acer travelmate 8372

- on start up acer logo is showing up, but after that black screen
i cant acces "safe mode" even acer boot recovery i tried everything. i have important files in my laptop.
but i can only acces insyhd20 utility system.

can someone help me? please!

Answer:Need Help! Failed to load windows 7

Welcome to the forum

You could run Startup Repair three times

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

You may also find the below tutorial useful

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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When I started my computer up, it failed to load windows. Since it was stuck at the windows loading screen for 10 minutes, I rebooted into safemode where I attempted a system repair (It came up automaitcally). After it was done it told me it could not solve my problem. I clicked finish and the computer shut down. I turned it on again forgetting to take note of what the problem was. However, windows started up this time. It did take alot slower then it is has before. I am wondering what would cause this and what I can do to try and fix it.

Answer:Windows Failed To Load

Quote: Originally Posted by alicenchainz

When I started my computer up, it failed to load windows. Since it was stuck at the windows loading screen for 10 minutes, I rebooted into safemode where I attempted a system repair (It came up automaitcally). After it was done it told me it could not solve my problem. I clicked finish and the computer shut down. I turned it on again forgetting to take note of what the problem was. However, windows started up this time. It did take alot slower then it is has before. I am wondering what would cause this and what I can do to try and fix it.

Hello and Welcome !

Follow this article an run a Start up Repair atleast 4 to 5 times Startup Repair

Good Luck,

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I dont know if this is posted in the right area but I'm so desperate to get my laptop working its unreal.
First it started off with my laptop crashing, I had totally forgot it needed to do a windows update and turned off my laptop in hopes that it would work properly.
After that my laptop has not been working. The machine turns on and gives me two options. Start windows normally or do a repair. Upon starting windows normally, it loads so far before sending me back to the two options of start windows normally or repair. On the second time I clicked repair. My laptop then goes so far before presenting me with a blue screen that is usually the screen where my accounts are. The cursor still moves but it loads no further even after leaving it an hour. I decided to make a repair disk, hoping that the problem was because of windows. the disk loads, gives me a choice on the keyboard language then does nothing. I honestly have no idea what to do, I want to keep all the files safe on my computer as I havent backed them up and I have worked so hard on the projects. someone please help

Answer:windows 7 refuses to load and system repair wont load

Do a hardware/software reset with your BIOS:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware

After doing those steps, clear your CMOS by entering the BIOS (see your system manual for steps to enter the BIOS), going to the EXIT screen, and loading setup/optimized defaults.

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Please help me, I am not very good with solving problems with computers. My laptop (Acer Aspire 5630) had been playing up a little bit for the last couple of days, but because it is three years old I thought that it was just due to the fact that I had to many files and web history on it. This morning it came up with a message that windows needed had an important update so I allowed it to start. When I restarted my laptop with came up with 'Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt' and the Status says: OxcOOOO221.

It's telling me to insert a windows installation disc and restart my computer. Now I know I am going to sound really niave but I am not too sure what this is because when I bought my laptop I had Windows already on it. And also even if i did do this then would it actually fix it? Would I lose all my files? And what do you think caused this to happen? I would really appreciate it if you could help me. Thank you.

Answer:OxcOOOO221 'Windows failed to load because ...'

A Stop: 0xc000026C or Stop: 0xc0000221 "Unable to Load Device Driver" Error Occurs When You Start Windows XP

Your Laptop should come with a XP CD, or a Recovery CD. What driver is failing?

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Hi everyone! This is my first time at TechSpot but it looks like it is a very knowledgable community so I'm hoping you can suggest a possible solution.

The HDD on my wife's laptop has stopped working with no warning, leaving business critical data stranded. I would be grateful for any advice on how to fix this if possible. Here is exactly what happened as far as we can remember (please excuse any silly terminology - we are not too technical):

-laptop was running on the battery, my wife left it on too long and the battery ran out

-she plugged it into the mains to recharge and it started again, she continued working until she had to take a long telephone call

-on returning to computer she found it was frozen and she could not start programmes, switch off, reboot, etc in normal way. In the end she turned it off by removing the battery and replacing it (an old trick from an IT guy in a company she used to work for)

-when she tried to restart she got an error before the OS started to load saying (something like) there was a problem starting Windows (or stopping an earlier session) and giving her the options to start again normally or in Safe Mode, go to the command prompt, etc.

-she tried normal start but it did not work ? it brought up the dotted progress bar which took forever to complete but then just came back to the original error screen

-when I got home I tried the Safe Mode option and it looked like it was doing something ? it came up wi... Read more

Answer:HDD on laptop has failed, will not load Windows

Instead of ripping out the battery, you shoult turn off the laptop using the power button. Hold it for 10 seconds.

Let's go step by step here.
First, you should make sure it is the hard drive that is bad and nothing else like the laptop or the filesystem or whatever. Ideally you would take it out of the laptop and attach it to another computer (desktop (with an adapter) or laptop). Then test the hard drive with the diagnostics utility from the drive manufacturer.

How much and what kind of data do you need to restore? If the drive is in a very bad shape, then you are not going to get everything back and it is likely that you will be able to recover only individual files or files of certain type.

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Windows 7 promptly crashed with the error 0xc0000225: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible
please help i cant make recovery to restor my coputer to the original factory condition

Answer:OXC0000225 Windows failed to load

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

H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

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afte installing an upgrade and restarted the pc does not want to load into windows just keeps loading can any1 suggest something pls

Answer:upgrade failed windows cant load

What upgrade? Were you downloading Vista to XP or were you upgrading Vista to Win 7?i_Xp/Vista/W7User

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Big problem! I installed and ran Norton Antivirus 2006 on my home computer. Now I get the welcome screen with all the users but then I get a message when I try to log on as any user: "Explorer exe. unable to locate component. This application failed to start because WININET.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." Someone said it's the Windows Initiation file. I can get to task manager, but can't bring the computer up in safe mode. Any ideas?

Answer:Windows Initiation failed to load

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My computer fails to load windows and keeps restarting at the point of the windows load screen.

When I started my computer, I got a pop-up saying AVG needed to restart the computer for an update. After the restart, the Windows Repair screen came up saying windows failed to load. Startup Repair tried to automatically fix the problem, which was taking a while, so I turn on my laptop. I saw the same AVG update pop up, and I wasn't yet suspicious of it so I restart my laptop as well. Unfortunately the same thing appears on the laptop.

The auto repair worked on the laptop but it failed on the desktop. Now the desktop acts as I've described above: it restarts every time it gets to the Windows loading screen. Running in safe mode does nothing. Trying a system restore (to yesterday, when it was working fine) does nothing. When the laptop restarted to normal, I got the AVG update window again, which I'm ignoring for now.

Both computers run Win7 Home Premium x64.

If it's any help, here's the desktop's Startup Repair problem details:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21201068
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 4
Problem Signature 07: NoRootCause
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Answer:Windows failed to load, problem may be AVG?

My mother just called me with this same issue on Vista x64. After updating AVG it crashes and is stuck in a reboot cycle.

Good one AVG, now I have to go over there and fix her computer... This is not what I planned on doing this weekend :/

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I've read the threads on mising NLS, but could not find any valuable info on my problem.

1. I get the 0XC000000f windows failed to load because NLS data is missing or corrupt.

2. I have tried to boot with a Vista install DVD. Result: Blue screen and message;
a problem has been detected. Technical info: STOP: 0X0000C1F5 (0X00000000,0X00000000,0X00000000,0X00000000,)

3. I took out the hd and connected it exiernally to another pc. Result: Exactly the same, when the external hd starts running, my pc gets the blues screen message.

4. I have tried safe mode and repair, but I cant do anything because when booting with the dvd install disc I get only the blue screen, and when booting from hd, and try safe mode or any other option, it doesnt work.

5 . Technical info: ACER laptop The drive is a seagate barracuda 120gb 5400 2,5

I read about replacing NLS via a usb stick, but how can I do it? The commando prompt doesnt work either.

Grateful for any help!

Answer:Windows failed to load- missing NLS

I see no one knows how to fix this problem.
I thought I would get some brilliant answers from the brains here, but no.

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This is my first post, please forgive my newbyness and please make no assumptions that I know what I'm doing... Thank you.I have a Lenovo Laptop y510 with Vista Home Premium 32 bit installed.It was working fine one night as I closed it all down, the next morning I could get nothing to come up. When booting I received the following information:File: \windows\system32\config\systemStatus: 0xc00014cInfo: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt.I finally created a bootable system disk.Ran it. This first time everything seemed to be going fine, got the screen that allows you to either install windows vista or repair. Selected repair. It seemed to be working, but finally did nothing. I went to bed, next morning, still nothing.Turned it off with power button.Booted from system disk again this time selecting the install option.Seemed to be working then got the same as listed in the beginning of this post:==================================================================Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or sofware 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\systemStatus: 0xc00014cInfo: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing... Read more

Answer:0xc000014c windows failed to load

P.S.I have also run the "Windows Memory Diagnostic" test... and it completes okay... it says it's fixed a couple of files, but... still end up at the "Windows failed to load" screen.Again, thanks for any and all ideas-Chazz

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I have had multiple problems with my computer in the past few weeks. Programs will stop responding. It is overall sluggish. I have ran virus scans and malware scans. nothing comes up. I use MSE virus, and Malwarebytes. Again they have found nothing. My internet stops working and I have to delete and reinstall my adapter drivers. I have taken screen shots of the errors on my log if someone could please assist me. I dont know what actions to do to repair this problem. The only actions I have taken so far are running CCleaner, and backing up my system as I fear this will only get worse.

Also my system is a Dell XPS 1640 running Windows 7 64x

Screenshots below:

When it says Windows Failed to shutdown properly it is because my computer was on Sleep mode and it got a blue screen, I believe from overheating, and it would shut itself down. This started a few weeks ago but was never this often.

I have had several random Registry hot key failures, I have no idea what this means but even when using the Screen Capture program I got a registry hot key error.
I believe I am having some serious issues. I need to know what to do to fix this before it crashes my entire system for good. Someone please help me. I can provide more detailed information if need be, I just dont know what else you need to know.

Answer:Windows Failed to start, Hive corrupt? Several Registry errors?

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Ok, when i tried to remove a virus by deleting some registrys, i may have deleted some wrong registrys that starts up the computer. When i restarted the computer windows comes up normally but it does not load anything, its just loads the background and nothing else. I tried restarting in safe mode and "using last good configuration" with windows 2000 professional, but it just stays at a blank screen. The only way I can think of fixing this is to create a floppy disk with my other computer to fix the registry, i have no access to the registry though my other computer. Any help?

Answer:Registry Problem, Windows doesn't load

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The other day my computer got stuck on the "Shutting down..." screen so I ended up shutting it down by force, something which I have grown to regret. On bootup, a whole bunch of extremely weird things started happening which led me to restore from an earlier date and led me to where I am now. My error/"Details" is almost a perfect replication of:'m getting a BUNCH of errors in Windows Event Viewer all complaining that Windows couldn't load classes registry file. In the registry, there is no entry in the hivelist for the current user classes.However, symptoms include the wallpaper not loading, not being able to bring up the Start Menu, etc. I believe I have really brought it down to the user profile not getting fully loaded correctly. However, the fix is not entirely clear, since all guides that I've found were for Windows 7 or before, and the fixes did not appear to work on my Windows 10 box. I would prefer to be able to fix the user account currently in place as opposed to creating a new main user account. As a note, if I create a new account and log into that one, the Start Menu/Wallpaper work just fine, it's just my main account that's broken.Some people are saying that it means the NTUSER.DAT file is corrupt and that recreating it fixes the issue. If that is truly ... Read more

Answer:Windows cannot load classes registry file

Try this 1st...Let us know how it goes as there are other options...

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As windows loads an error window pops up with this message: "Could not load or run C:\Windows\system32\wvwwv.exe specified in the registry. Make sure the file name exists on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry."

In fact I hear the error message sound seconds before my desktop actually loads up and the popup window is already present on the desktop after the boot screen finishes.

This file doesn't seem to exist and the only reference in the registry is wvwwv.dll. I went through all my services and startup files and I don't see this referenced anywhere.

I'm stumped.

Here is my HiJackThis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:32:17 PM, on 1/23/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EX... Read more

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Source User Profile Service; Event ID: 1542, the system can not find the file specified

What should I do?

Answer:Windows can not load classes registry file

Quote: Originally Posted by KCav

Source User Profile Service; Event ID: 1542, the system can not find the file specified

What should I do?

Any more info displayed in that event? classes registry file ... which file is mentioned in the event message?

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I have a problem with my ThinkCentre E72 (Windows 8). Suddenly, it shuts down with "shut-down" screen. Later, in my Event Viewer, I found the following System Warning:"The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device ROOT\SYSTEM\0001" where the source of problem is Kernel-PnP. Only thing that is plugged in my computer is mouse, keyboard and monitor. Many thanks,Matija 

Answer:E72 - The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device ROOT\SYSTEM\0001

In case anyone else is affected by this, please have a look at my post in Kernel-pnp (PLEASE HELP). Best regards // ThinkErEr

ThinkCentre M900 Tiny, i7, 16GB, Samsung 950 PRO M.2 NVMe 512GB

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When I right click My Computer on Vista Start menu the page says "The page failed to load"

I enclose a screenshot of the error.

I was also get "the application has failed to start because WINBRAND.dll was not found" when running


From RUN

This has now been fixed by downloading WINBRAND.dll and copying it to c:\windows\system32

But "The page failed to load" still happens when right clicking My Computer and choosing properties.

I did a SFC / Scannow and something weird happened. The Command Window had an error (apologies - forgot to note which but will rerun in a moment) however the CBS Log File showed no errors and indicated SFC ran successfully.

I will post the results of SFC in a few moments

Thanks for your help.


Answer:Solved: "The page failed to load" Control Panel > System

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I turned my laptop on today and the usual boot process began.
-Toshiba logo (press F2, F12)
-windows green loading bar

Then the laptop displays a black screen and nothing happens.
When I power off the laptop and turn it back on I get a message saying "windows failed to load" it then gives me the options to run windows normally or to run windows restore.
Windows restores does not work when I try to run it.

This previously happened to me and I was forced to use my backup restore CDs to restore the laptop to originial settings. I would like to try and resolve the issue for good, if possible, though.

I do not want to have to restore the laptop each time this happens and risk losing saved data.

The laptop works fine when constantly plugged in.
Both times now this has happened when the laptop has been disconnected from the mains and the battery has run out of power.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Satellite A500-15N "windows failed to load"

Can you start Windows in ?safe mode??
If yes try to roll back OS to earlier time using system restore tool.

You must understand that we don?t know what are you doing with your notebook and what can be reason for such behaviour.

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When windows starts it comes up with a error message failure to load "wsysreg." Any ideas what is wsysreg?

Answer:failed to load wsysreg starting Windows 7

Run your virus scanner and malware scanner. It's spyware.You can also download and run this program.

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Hi, folks -
It must be true that when it rains, it pours.  I had a little malware problem with a laptop the other day.  Now I've got another problem on an entirely different machine.
I have a Compaq Presario CQ5300Y desktop that has been acting wonky the past few weeks.  I first noticed the machine was running pretty slowly... and was periodically kicking out messages that applications needed to be shut down because there wasn't enough memory to run them.  (The machine has only 2GB, but it's really only used for surfing the Internet.)
I ran the HP/Compaq hardware diagnostic tools and it came up with a fail on the SMART Short Self Test.  I rebooted and was able to get into the OS just fine.  A couple of days later, I ran the diagnostic tools again and the SMART Short Self Test passed.  So... I didn't think too much about it.
A few days later, I had trouble starting Windows... got a message saying Windows is unable to start.  So, I ran Startup Repair and was able to get into the OS.  I immediately started thinking maybe it was a virus/malware, so ran a bunch of scans with Avast! (pro version), Malewarebyte's Anti-Malware, rootkill, and a few others.  Stuff was detected, but the programs were able to remove the malware/virus.
This morning, however, I can't get into Windows at all. When I tried System Restore, I got a brief message about the D: drive being corrupt. Startup Repair can't fix the pr... Read more

Answer:SMART Short Self Failed, Windows 7 Won't Load

Whoops... I forgot to add something.  A couple of times, system restore gave me the message... "your system was successfully here to reboot."  When I would click to reboot, however, it rebooted me to the screen that says "Windows was unable to start.  Click here for startup repair."

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I was making copy of some family pics. Burned 1 disk and started the second one and the computer rebooted. Error message appered LOAD FAILED.Tried to backup data...nothing.Used recovery disk to clear all and start all over again...again the same message..I need help pls. Tried a lot of things from the WWW but am unable to resolve the error and start the Recovery of my Computer.Thanks,MONY

Answer:Load failed error @ startup in Windows ME

Mony,A clearer explaination would really help  Error message appered LOAD FAILED.   When did this happen,  when the system rebooted? when your application tried to start?Tried to backup data...nothing.   If the system didn't boot all the way (you're not clear on this) you couldn't back up your data anyway.Used recovery disk to clear all and start all over again... How far did it get?  recovery disk being the ME cd or a diskette you made?Alan <><  

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well most of the treads i see about this are in spanish and needless to say i don't speak another language i only know english so regretably i am asking how i can go about getting comdlg32.ocx to load correctly on windows 7?  every time i try to load it through a commnd prompt or through the file search on the start up menu i get the same failed to load error.  and that goes for trying to load the file as an administrator.  any help with getting this file to load properly on windows 7 would be most appreciated.

Answer:c:windows\system32\comdlg32.ocx failed to load

To those who still have this problem. Here's the solution. It is pretty simple. The reason the .ocx file is showing up as incompatible, is because it was put in the wrong folder. I assume most of you placed the .ocx in the System32 folder. But if you are
using Vista and/or Win7 64-bit, the .ocx must be placed in the SysWOW64 folder instead, which, just so happens to be right next to the System32 folder :D.
After that, just follow the same instructions, but simply change to the corresponding path in the CMD. Like this:

Move comdlg32.ocx to c:\Windows\SysWOW64 Open a command line window and run following command:
regsvr32 c:\Windows\SysWOW64\comdlg32.ocx
b) For Vista/Win7 users with UAC turn on, the above command needs to be run from elevated command prompt.
Once comdlg32 is registered successfully, following message will prompt: "DllRegisterServer in C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\comdlg32.ocx succeeded."
Now launch the application again and you should not see the file missing error.

Hope it helped.

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you've probably heard this before but everywhere I look forums only tell of how to fix or temporarily fix it. What caused this problem in the first place? also, I keep hearing about this thing called windows blinds but everytime I type it in on google it just shows actual window blinds for houses in the results.

I think my pc may have registry problems. If i fix those with the right software will everything be normal again? sometimes when I play my games it also just shuts down unexpectedly telling me a prob caused it to close.

Don't mean to sound like a noob for this stuff but it kind of bugs me how you have to do so much research and be a tech genius in order to use windows right. I mainly want to know about this stuff because I play crysis alot and it has taught me to fix and reconfigure things on my pc in order for it to run better and I'm happy about that but I don't really want to be a techie or pc enthusiast and have to go to computer school for 4 years just so I can run my game perfectly! its driving me nuts. so any help on what I can do to solve this? know its my fault for downloading freeware and things like that when I wasnt as knowledgeble but after this gets resolved I think I know enough about pc's now to prevent any future problems. thanks guys.

Answer:page failed to load in windows update?

If you really have message "The page failed to load" then I suspect it is caused by Windows Blinds or Stardock Colors or something another from Stardock if you have
Read all reports from here:The page failed to load, Vista Update

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I'm working on my mom's computer remotely via LogMeIn (Home Premium SP2). A persistent problem is an inability to update the system due to the Windows Update giving me a "The page failed to load" error. This happens after I click on the "15 optional updates are available" hyperlink in the Windows Update pane. There are no critical updates.

An initial Google search returned the most common cause as being "WindowBlinds" by Stardock. This program, however, is not installed on her computer (verified by a search of programs in the "All Programs" links, "Program Files" folder, "Uninstall or change a program", and a search for "stardock" in the registry.

"sfc /scannow" in administrative mode on the command line failed to return any errors.

I also went to Microsoft's relevant Knowledge Base article here and attempted to use the Fix It program to fix Windows Update. The program successfully ran and fixed the files that were damaged (whatever they happened to be), but this did not solve the issue.

Finally, I removed threats using SUPERAntiSpyware, reregistered some .dll files as recommended by Microsoft (IMPORTANT NOTE: Some of them failed), and restarted with non-essential services disabled and startup items disabled.

Answer:Windows Update > The page failed to load


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Hi everyone. I was hoping some of you could help me whit my windows 7 installation problem. Apologies in advance for my english skills. I couldn't find a topic for my problem so I started a new one.
I was meddling whit my old Computer and tried to clean install Windows 7 from CD using Sandberg external dvd drive. I set the correct boot order and booted from external device.  Windows files started to normally load files, but after it was finished I got an error message of a missing or corrupted file. I tried to boot the Computer several times and everytime  error message is the same but the missing file is different. I tried multiple boot options and also tried to restart Windows in safe mode. It just says that there is no operating system installed no matter what I do.  I've had some problems whit USB ports on the old Computer before. Could this be causing the problem?
Im clueless what to do next. Thanks for help in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 failed to load because a file is missing

Since you attempted a clean install...just use the Windows install disk to delete current existing partitions...then try again.
Before attempting an install of's basic to ensure that the drive on which Windows will be without problems.  This can be done by attaching said drive to another system as a secondary...then running the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic.

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I'm running Windows 7 64 bit on a custom built computer with 8 GB ram, AMD Phenom II 3.7 GHz processor, Asus Motherboard, and a 1 GB HDMI graphics card.  The program I'm trying to use is Eclipse 64 bit edition.  I have JDK and JRE v6 u29 installed to my computer.  When I run the program I get the following error:Code: [Select]Failed to load the JNI shared library "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\client\jvm.dll"My internet security is IObit Advanced System Care and Malware Defender.  I've tried reinstalling JRE and JDK 6u29 a few times as well as Eclipse.  All of the solutions I've seen on Google you had to pay for.

Answer:Windows 7 jvm.dll file failed to load error

try this:in eclipse.ini,after:Code: [Select]org.eclipse.platform
add:Code: [Select]-vm
C:\Program Files\Java\<your jdk version folder>\bin\javaw.exe

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I'm hoping someone can help me fix this. I'm running Vista Home Premium 32-bit. In the bottom right if my taskbar it tells me update are ready to be installed, but when I click on it it says " The Page Failed to Load".

Answer:Windows Update Page Failed to Load

If you have installed Windows Blinds then surly this program is responsible for this issue

our commemorative book:The page failed to load, Vista Update

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Hi all,
I have a problem with Vista Business.Naimly, every time I start the computer and look up into the computer menadgement/event viewer/administrative events it has an error msg:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt



[ Name]
Service Control Manager

[ Guid]

[ EventSourceName]
Service Control Manager


[ Qualifiers]







[ SystemTime]




[ ProcessID]

[ ThreadID]


I think this is regarding my video card (Gygabyte Nvidia 8600GTS) drivers?!But the card works pretty normally and the drivers are up to date.
Anyway there are also a lot of other error & warninig msgs regarding the volsnap and security update installation files.Maybe this due to the situation that I have installed both Vista and XP and there is a common problem with Vista working with XP/other and that is NO RESTORE POINTS... Read more

Answer:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt

Problem Solution The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt 1.Go to Start > Run and put regedit.exe  and click  Ok 2.Navigator to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters in Registry Editor 3.Add a new REG_DWORD "Headless " and set the value to 1 4.Reboot the server. Regards,

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Guys, I'm running Windows XP and recently when I turn on my PC it makes a single beeb and then seems to run OK.

Tonight, I was running Firefox and the system seemed to slow, before becoming completely unresponsive. I had Task Manager open at the time, however when I tried to shut Firefox down the PC started bleeping like mad and I was forced to do a hard shut down.

I waited about 1 minute and then rebooted and immedietly went into the Error log and found the following entry:

"The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: StarOpen"

I tried Googling a fix with no luck and I can't find StarOpen in the Services, Apps or Program files. Nor could I find it listed in the Device Manager or the Boot-start list in msconfig.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this?

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I have system error: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: tvtumon My computer has all pathes and latest rivers installed. Why this driver die?

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Monday couldn't boot up PC, had to go to system recovery and restore to previous day.

Log files show below that 4 things failed to load.

Tuesday couldn't boot up PC again.. tried to restart like 4-5 times.. Finally comes up and in the logs there's numerous things that failed to load. Running a sfc /scannow right now.

Any ideas what this could be related to or what is causing it?


Answer:Solved: Boot-Start or System-Start Drivers failed to load.

MpFilter is a driver associated with Microsoft Security Essentials... It looks like that was causing issues. Windows Updates had an update for it.. So I downloaded update.. Restared and it worked fine. Removed MS Security Essentials and installed Symantec istead.

Working for the time being...

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Ok I will copy and paste the message:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

I found it in vista event viewer. I am currently running vista in safe mode and dont really want to restart the pc. This is my first post on these forums and they look great. SO please help!

MY PC Specs:
2 (1x1) gb RAM
1.6Ghz CEL E1200 Dual Core CPU
Vista Ultimate
CD Driver
256MB GFX Card
Nothing else you really need to know

Answer:VIsta The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Could be spyware.

I would run a Trendmicro free scan.

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I checked through the Event log in Administrator tools.
I got the following error: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: BANTExt

What is it?

I googled BANTExt and found out it's BelArc Advisor. Is it true?

How do I stop this error?

Answer:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: BANTExt

Yes, BANText.sys is the Belarc Advisor system driver file.It is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry everytime Windows starts.To prevent the error you would need to find and remove that entry in the registry.

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Each time I boot my computer, I receive the follow message in the Event Viewer System Log File:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Here is the information that I see when I sent it to the Microsoft Support and Help Center

Product:Windows Operating SystemID:7026Source:Service Control ManagerVersion:5.2Symbolic Name:EVENT_BOOT_SYSTEM_DRIVERS_FAILEDMessage:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: %1

What I believe is happening is that all though I uninsulated CA's Anti virus package and installed Microsoft's Security Essentials, not all the CA software was removed.

Help in getting rid of this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,


Answer:[SOLVED] The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


See this document:
Uninstall failed

Select the correct CA product you had, download the Removal script and run.
Hopefully this will remove the CA Suite from your PC.

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Everytime I start Windows, I see the following error in Event Viewer:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: 

Answer:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: VBoxNetAdp

Do you have Virtual Box or Avast antivirus installed?

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Sorry if this has already been answered/wrong place. I looked at Google but thought I double check here (since the solutions via Google seem to be refering to a different OS to mine)

First of: Windows Vista, SP2, 64 bit.

Now sometimes (and not now since I am writing this) my Keyboard/Mouse just stops working. It freezes completely and I am unable to use it and am hence required to restart the computer. This happens at random occasions but it usually involves opening some program or what not (I noticed a prominent pattern that the mouse/keyboard freezes whenever I go to measure my speed and then once the download speed bar is finished and upload is about to begin my computer freezes).

I had a look at my event viewer and noticed this:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Now I am not sure whether this appears at the start and then once I run a program or do something (like go on the commuter then freezes (i.e. my mouse/keyboard is non-responsive) or the error message comes up after my computer freezes but any help in fixing this mouse/keyboard freezing would be very grateful.

The solution to fixing this problem I founds was to go to Registry editor and change the Start D word from 1 to 4 (but I noticed some saying to delete it completely and yet other sources to change it from 1 to 0 and yet even others to change something that I don't even have under that folder). If I was to tamper with the reg informa... Read more

Answer:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt

Originally Posted by Petze

The solution to fixing this problem I founds was to go to Registry editor and change the Start D word from 1 to 4 (but I noticed some saying to delete it completely and yet other sources to change it from 1 to 0 and yet even others to change something that I don't even have under that folder). If I was to tamper with the reg information, is it possible that I wont ever get access to my keyboard/mouse? My worry is that I might change some value so that I will have no way of getting to the computer with the keyboard/mouse (I am not good with bios) and would not be able to get help on the internet since I can't connect!

It is bad idea

DWORD Start may have following values

0 -boot ,1 -system ,2- auto ,3 -demand, 4 -disabled. Surly if you'll set to 4 you lose access to keyboard and mouse.Don't modify anything.Find folder C:\Windows\Minidump pack it and attache to post.If Minidump folder is empty use verifier tool to diagnose wrong drivers read here:

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My old system hasn't been powered on for about a year. Problem was the onboard video failed (I think)

Recently replaced it with a video card from another system (riva TNT) and bought some memory (system wouldn't boot, determined that the memory was bad)

Now the system booted but win2K wouldn't work. No problem I have XP now...

After multiple error during the xp install I finally got through it...only the computer will only boot in safe mode..

Initially thought it was a hardare conflict so I booted in safe mode with networking and systematically cleared all the yellow ??? in device manager

Still will not boot normally

Checked event log got the following error:
Event 7026: The following boot-start or system-start drivers failed to load:


Searched the net found a M$ support about it

couldn't find amdk7.sys but managed to update the driver over the net, now its there...yet I get the same error

I did the regedit described but no folder called "parameters"

Made one....didn't work....deleted the value
added the key to my available folder....didn't work

I'm at wits end....I've been working on this (off and on) for a month

Can anyone help with this one?????

Answer:Event 7026: The following boot-start or system-start drivers failed to load: Amdk7

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The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt Any ideas?  Thanks in advance.  - Larry  -----------------------------------------------------------Lenovo 3000 H210 Desktop, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit, Intel E5200 Duo Core, 4GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive

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Has anyone ran into the Event ID in the Title?
(Event ID: 7026, Message: The Following boot-start or System-start Driver(s) failed to load: TMEBC)

The user is getting CHKDSK every time they boot up the machine and it fails within seconds of it starting.
I removed the Scheduled task under the AutoChk area in the Task Scheduler.

Anyone have anything on this driver or able to assist?


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Of late when I am powering on my PC, the power LED on the cabinet blinks but the HDD LED doesn't. The monitor displays, NO SIGNAL.
Then when I restart the PC and when it finally boots, I go to the Event Viewer and find this entry

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: atc

My PC Config:
Corsair Vengeance 8 Gigs RAM
Crucial MX 100 256 GB SSD
500+160 Seagate HDDs
ATI Radeon HD5450 GPU

Kindly advise what does the above error mean and how do I resolve it


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I am currently making a device specific module for microsoft MPIO. I have successfully installed the mpio and my own DSM. However, during start-up, an error message comes out saying: "At least one service or driver failed during system startup. Use Event Viewer to examine the event log for details."

When I checked the event log, it says:

The following boot-start or system-start driver failed to load: TrailNavi

TrailNavi is the name of the device specific module that i am making. I am currently using a 32bit server with Windows 2003 OS.

I am trying to test my DSM, but could not do so because the driver can't be loaded..

Any help would be great..

Answer:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load


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I've been having problems with my computer the past few months restarting on its own due to system error. I checked the event log and it keeps showing this same problem. "The following boot-start or system drivers failed to load: Lbd" I'm running windows xp.

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I am trying to resolve two problems one is on in my event viewer only; and first started on the 26/11/09 it is as follows:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7026
Date: 06/12/2009
Time: 09:04:34
User: N/A
Computer: USER-B3A7BA2F25
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

At that time I had installed some Windows updates, problems often seem to start after Windows updates!.

The second problem also appears in the even viewer, but I am aware it has happened during start up. The system can not find or load the user profile,
This happens at random and can be several days or weeks apart
event viewer details are:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1511
Date: 03/12/2009
Time: 20:19:22
User: USER-B3A7BA2F25\Tony
Computer: USER-B3A7BA2F25
Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off.

With the first problem ViaIde failed to load; I have followed Microsoft link, Googled it, and not really seen much information that will help. I have run the scf/scannow without success. Any ideas and help would be appreciated

The second problem of profile loading, I had associated with the Kaspersky internet security suite. They asked me to remove some conflicting software and the problem did stop, but returned a few... Read more

Answer:boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Hi, It's all a little disappointing, it would seem no one here has an answer either.

The user profile problem does for the time being seems to have stopped, since the last Windows update, but I am not holding my breath as this happend before and then it retunes again.

I am left with just the "The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: ViaIde, problem to resolve........if anyone does have a clue ?

regards Tmax

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(Please note I did do a quick search and looked for anything on the first page that seemed similar if not exactly the same as this. If I'm re-posting something that's been solved in the
past I apologize.||| Reason for putting this on a forum is so that others may find the answer through google.)
Date 10/19/2007 Source: Service Control Manager
Time 1:28:25pm Category: None
Type: Error Event ID: 7026
User: N/A
Laptop Hp pavilion dv 9035nr 2gig Ram dual core 1.66ghz processor.
2 internal drives sata C:\ 61.8GB X:\ 74.5GB

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 7026
Source: Service Control Manager
Version: 5.0
Component: System Event Log
Message: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: %1
| I'd like to know if this would specifically cause a boot-up to run into a Bad_Pool_Header as it loads the operating system. What I find odd is if I shut it off hard, and cut it back on it'll load just fine the second time.
Should I just email HP and ask for the specific drivers information and downloads? The reason I suppose the information would help is I've used the recovery disc in the past and reinstalled drivers. I was pretty certain I got them all, but I was wondering if just maybe I didn't put them in the right spot hence the second boot working.
Any information or ... Read more

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I'm not sure where to even begin to fix these problems. Some online searches suggested doing a system repair but I want to get some more feedback here before proceeding.

Here is the message from the event log:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

I realized some of these are not Windows 7 related but most are. While the computer "works", I do experience frequent reboots and freezes. Perhaps some of these driver loading failures are part of the cause of my issues. I do have another recent thread here regarding system crashes so I'll leave that alone in this post.


Answer:the following boot start or system start drivers failed to load

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7, or a Repair Install would a better first option.

You will have to reinstall the third-party drivers again yourself from their website.

Hope this helps,


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

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


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

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

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

If not then you would need a Windows installation disk?

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I recently had to install a new battery for my computer. After doing so I started having this problem and receiving the following Error from the "Service Control Manager" Event ID:7026   The following Boot-Start or System-Start driver(s)
failed to load: ppfd_vt_1_10_0_24    Param 1. The issues I am having are; Unable to completely "SHUT DOWN" unless I press the power button, this is after I have already selected the "shut down" option in the Start menu. Never
had to press the power button to power off my computer. Also, at "START-UP", I get as far as a black screen with a white flashing cursor in upper left-hand corner. At this point I am stuck, nothing takes me out of this state unless I press the "POWER"
button to shut-down. In order to start-up & Boot, I disconnect AC Adapter, remove battery, wait about 20 seconds, re-install battery, power adapter, and push power button. Now my computer is all good. Can anyone help me with this, I've researched for 2
weeks and am no where. Thanks for any help. My computer is quite old, 2010 Sept., but I'm hoping that I don't have to purchase a new one...(I'm a lil cheap) lol

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I have toshiba satellite P300 -23L and i have windows vista installed.
I received this error on starting it
Windows failed to load because the HAL is missing, or corrupt
I dont want to loose my data either is there any way to repair it without loosing data

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hey guys,I was trying to load windows and first it shows me this messageBoot manager failed to loadand on the black screen behind it shows me this errorFailed to load - EFI/Microsoft/boot/grubx64 - 80000000000000000EFailed to load grubFailed to load - EFI/Microsoft/grubx64 - 8000000000000000EFailed to load grubHow can I solve this problem. I am really stuck and sophisticated with this problem.I searched a lot on internet but unable to find a answer.When I try to recover ResetUable to reset. Required drive partition is missingRefreshThe drive is locked. Please unlock the driveCan you guys please help me out. Your help is highly appreciated.

Answer:Y400 Failed to load boot manager (windows 8)

Hi JaZZyCooL,
Thanks for posting in the Lenovo Community,
I?d like to ask you did your Lenovo Y400 came a preloaded operating system windows 8?
If it came with windows 8 Pre-installed so could you please try to recover the system using the system recovery by pressing in the one key recovery the button with the curve arrow next to the power button,
And then choose from the options that came to you: System Recovery,
And then Step1 choose restore from initial backup,
And then start the process and please make sure that the charger is connected during the operation and nothing interrupts the operation while running on,
I?d like to confirm to you that this operation will return the machine back to the initial state and all ur data will be erased and the machine will be back as new,
Hope the information helps. Let us know.


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Hi. My Dell Studio 17 shut down yesterday after sitting idle. Now i cannot boot windows. I get this endless loop that ultimately leads me to startup repair which either hangs or errors out. Attempting to start in safe mode takes me to same place.
I know the root of the problem is bsod as I see it flash when attempting to load windows.f
I was able to launch system restore tool from advanced options (f8) but after selecting restore point the cpu seems to hang after over an hour of Initalizing.
I can bring up command prompt by the way.
I don't believe I have any installation disks from time of purchase. Please help! Thank you.

Answer:Cant load windows:Win failed to start ---->bsod bad_sys_config_info

You will need a Windows 7 repair disc or you can use the Advanced Boot Options to get to the System Recovery Options.

Then try the steps in Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery. Note the warning:


The instructions presented withing this tutorial must be followed correctly, or you can damage your Windows 7 installation even further. This tutorial is designed to help recover from a bad registry that is causing the startup repair loop. You should note that there may still be some issues remaining that cannot be fixed by manually restoring the registry.

If the above does not work, proceed with the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot and let us know if you have any questions as you go.

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Dual 500gb asus gh73jh-a1 laptop had C: drive fail, I have a good backup on external HDD that was made by windows backup. I've got an intel 530 240gb SSD coming that I want to load the backup to to make it the new C: drive. I've heard an extra step is required if going to the smaller drive, is there a step by step guide somewhere for a newbie to do this whole procedure?

Answer:replace failed HDD with SMALLER SSD and load from windows backup?

Yes, mount the VHD image somewhere on a working Windows 7 machine, then use Easeus Partition Manager and trim the partition to the size of your SSD. Then unmount VHD image and write it to the SSD using WinImage option Restore virtual disk image on physical drive - it will show an error at about 50%, but don't worry. Then just boot off the SSD

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Hey guys/gals,

I'm new to the forums and was hoping that the kind people here could help me out?
My problem being that when i attempt to boot the vista home premium sp1 system I'm working on i get the following error...status 0xc000000f "windows failed to load because the nls data is missing or corrupt"

Now I've been down all of the standard repair routes and no joy, although i have heard i can possibly take another vista install nls files and copy them to a usb drive for use in the problem machine. This seems to be above my skill set so any assistants you can offer would be warmly accepted.


Answer:Windows failed to load because the nls data is missing or corrupt

Do you have a bootable vista dvd?
if so
1. Put the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type the command sfc /scannow

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System:HP Pavilion DV7-1135nrWindows Vista Home Premium SP2 (64 bit) Problem:I was having problems with the Wifi not working, which is common with this system according to other threads.  One of the forums suggested updating the BIOS.  The original version was F.48.  I located and downloaded the latest version, F.49, from the HP help page, which is an EXE file.  I ran this,  The Wifi button changed from orange to blue and was working.  When done with the laptop, the lid was closed, which put the computer into sleep mode.  The next morning, the lid was opened and the computer was working as normal, however, the Wifi button was orange and would not go back to blue.  After walking away from the laptop and coming back, I received a DOS screen stating:  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 copmuter manufacturer for assistance. File:  \Windows\system32\winload.exe Status:  0xc0000225 Info:  The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt. Steps Taken:I tried using a friend's Vista Home Premium SP2 CD.  It does boot i... Read more

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I reinstalled Windows Vista 32 bit on my Gateway laptop using the OEM
install cd that came with it, but now when I boot up I get the following

Windows Boot Manager

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

Status: 0xc000000f
Info: Windows failed to load because the NLS data is missing, or corrupt.

Reading a similar post, I tried the 3 methods from WinRE (Startup
Repair, Bootrec /RebuildBcd, System Recovery) but they didn't work. I ran
SFC /scannow from command prompt C: and it reports : Windows Resource
Protection could not start the repair service. I ran Windows Memory
Diagnostics tool from WinRE and it reports no errors on my hard drive.

I consulted the Gateway support site & also tried to access the recovery
partition by pressing ALT-F10 upon reboot, but it didn't work either. I
tried getting in safe mode by pressing F8, but I didn't get the 'Repair
your computer' option which would have gotten me into Gateway's Recovery
Management window. I can't even get into Safe mode either, it loads a list of
files and stops on Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys and then
the Windows Boot Manager mes... Read more

Answer:Windows failed to load because the NLS data is missing, or corrupt.

I contacted Gateway support via online chat. They gave me a utility to scan/test the hard drive (GWSCAN). I ran it and it reported the hard drive has too many errors, and so Gateway advised me that I have to replace the hard drive.

Case closed.

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failed to load kernel library in windows 2000 professional

Answer:failed to load kernel library in windows 2000

Try doing a "repair installation"

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