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Boot problem! stops boot, at "ACPI: EC: EC description table is found, configuring boot EC"

Question: Boot problem! stops boot, at "ACPI: EC: EC description table is found, configuring boot EC"

Boot problem, Lenovo T60 (type 2007-CTO) !!!After installation of a SSD HDDComputer hangs during boot, atACPI: EC: EC description table is found, configuring boot EC Please advice:BIOS version 2.26Tested BIOS configuration with SATA: AHCI and Compatibility. with no difference. Blacklap

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Preferred Solution: Boot problem! stops boot, at "ACPI: EC: EC description table is found, configuring boot EC"

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New to this forum, sadly my laptop won't boot....I'm hoping I can get some insight here.
I get the black screen with the following messages:
"PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine."

I can get into BIOS and run diagnostics followed by the prompt: "Success, all tests pass.".....but system won't boot.
I searched and searched the internet and tried various things but no change.
I removed and reinstalled the hard drive twice, no change.
I made sure the HDD is first to boot order in change.
If anyone can point me in the right direction I would certainly appreciate it.
Thank you in advance.

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Answer:Dell Latitude E6520 won't boot.....PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable and PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent. No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine.

Press F12 at powerup - boot to the Dell diagnostics and run an extended test on the hard drive - this will take a couple of hours (not just the 10 min or so the quick test did).  It'll likely show a bad drive.

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Hi all, we are using x230 with Win7 ultimate and domainintegration in our companies environment. Some devices have problems at startup. Sometimes they stop booting at the Intel Boot Agent screen. When you reboot the machine it is impossible to enter the BIOS-Setup too. You are able to press F1 and afterwards you can type the BIOS-Password (if you are using one) but afterwards it stops again at the same point as  mentioned above and does not show BIOS. Then, many  reboots later (more than 5 I would say) it suddenly works fine again for some rounds of booting and shut-down. And you suddenly have the same problem again without having changed something seriously.BIOS Version is updated to the latest one I could find on lenovo pages. (2.51 Rev.01) It's impossible to give a device with such a flapping error into users hands.Do you have any ideas? Thanks Martin


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Answer:x230 sometimes does not boot - stops on Intel Boot Agent screen

Is this only happening when the devices are connected to the network or also when they are disconnected?If it is happening only when they are connected to the network you maybe should try to disable the LAN bootup agent in the BIOS...

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My PC was running fine with Windows XP Professional

and i decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 OS to run

alongside of Windows. i quit the install when it

required me to partition the hard drive since i didn't

want to mess with that. i backed out of the install

process til it shut down.
After that i couldn't get the computer to boot at

all. when turned on it goes immediately to the logo

screen which is normal but then freezes up. this logo:

screen has the options for F1 Setup, F10 Recovery, etc
but clicking on them has no effect at all.
at this point Cntrl-Alt_delete doesn't work and i

need to hold the start button to shut down.

I tried using my Win XP install disk to do a repair

or clean install if necessary but computer just goes

to the logo screen and stops.
I also tried removing the battery with the computer

disconnected from power but also no change.

Any suggestions for this fix will be greatly


Answer:Boot process stops short of boot options and freezes

What is the make and model# of your computer/motherboard?
Boot into Setup (Bios) go to Boot Priority. Using your arrow key, move CD rom drive to First Boot Device. Save and Exit. You may also be able to press F12 at bootup to change the boot order.
Put the XP CD in reboot. You should see the message Press Any Key To Boot From CD. Go to the Recovery Console. Here type FIXBOOT and press enter, and try to boot normally. If that fails, back in the RC type FIXMBR press enter and try to boot normally.

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WinXP sp3 will not boot. Black screen where Win logo should go after post. In safe mode boot, stops after 3rd item loaded.

Found on the net may be due to MS update or virus, but cannot find confirmed fix. User confirmed MS update occurred on shut down last night and that she got a virus notice before calling me. Another forum suggested chkdsk /p/r, but did not fix. Tried reseating ram and hdd data cable.

This is the 4th workstation I have had to do grave emergency work to this week. Any suggestions to get this back online would be GREATLY appreciated!

Answer:Won't boot, safe mode boot stops at kdcom

System and manufacturer?

You've checked the system manufacturer's website...for possible solutions when the system fails to boot properly?

I know that HP routinely provides such for their systems and I suspect that most do.


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when ever i try to boot i get a blue screen teling me the motherboard is not acpi compliant and says to update the bios only problem you can only update bios in windows! the motherboard model is 64bit ecs s700 a2. the chip is fine and ram is perfect.can any one help? thanks in advance

Answer:motherboard not acpi compliant problem cant boot

Only sugestion I can make is, do you have access to another computer? (At work or belonging to a friend perhaps). If so make sure you have the correct details of your motherboard, (Model and version number). You will need a DOS boot disk. Download the files to this floppy, boot your PC from the floppy and run the BIOS upgrade sofware.

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Computer: Lenovo Z585OS: Windows 8.1Problem:After having left my computer on for a few hours I came back to find it was shut off. Upon turning it back on I received the blue screen with the error message stating I needed to recover as my Boot Configuration Data file doesn't contain the information ...After a quick google, I got a Windows 8 recovery drive from a friend's laptop and tried to boot from this however I can't stop the boot from Windows. I have tried pressing F12 (many many times) and have poked around in the UEFI settings to change the boot order for the USB to first but upon re-entering the UEFI settings the USB is last in the boot priority (although other options I have changed have been saved correctly).Any suggestions on issues regarding booting from USB with the Lenovo series would be greatly appreciated.

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I have been unable to log into safe mode for quite some time now. I was able to do this at one point in time and now when I go to log into safe mode for the purpose of doing a virus scan, it just restarts after I finish typing my password and trying to log in.

This is the main issue I was having. I assume a virus could of possibly caused this. Surprisingly I would think Avast would prevent from happening, however I did a regular scan in normal mode and nothing was found. However, it asked if I wanted to do a boot scan and several files were found at the end of the scan. I was able to move 3 to the chest, however the rest of them I could not repair, move to chest, or delete even.

Those 4 were located in the "C:\Windows\Installer" folder and were files

I've attempted doing things myself... So I am here now as a last resort to try something instead of just resetting computer back to factory settings.
The infection it found was called Win32:Malware-gen for the 4 I could do nothing with. The other's were Win32/Agent.KY which I moved to a chest.

Answer:Unable to boot in safe mode and Win32:Malware-gen found during Avast Boot scan

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

Please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

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

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

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

Starting your computer in Safe mode

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

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my dell inspiron3135 series 3000 cant boot it replays no boot device is my hdd dead and how can i repair it

Answer:my dell inspiron3135 series 3000 cant boot it replays no boot device is my hdd dead and how can i repair it

Check to see if the hard drive shows up in the boot list (F2 at powerup).  If it doesn't, it's toast.
If it does show up, run a full diagnostic (F12 at powerup) on the drive -- if it fails it'll need to be replaced.  If the system is under warranty, call Dell with the error;  if not, any 2.5" 7 mm drive will work as a replacement.

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My computer will not boot. Boot device not found Hard Drive (3F0) I have a G7-3ried reset4OUS WINDOWS 7 64 bit. I have tried to reset BIOs  HELP

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Hi there guys,

Originally i had windows 7 installed on my laptop and i had four partitions on my computer.

C - Windows 7 installed system,primary parition
D - logical partition - where windows xp was installed
E - logical parition - where my documents word files and so on
K - 160gb for applications to be installed (primary partition, system)

i installed windows xp on drive D after formatting and everything was working but when i installed easybcd to add windows 7 to boot...i encountered a problem. I cannot have xp + win7 together in the boot due to windows xp installed on a logical partition and its boot file is in a unknown primary partition. I Decided to convert Drive K to Logical and Drive D(XP INSTALLED) to primary. After my computer restarted., it brought up a new error saying no boot device(S) FOUND...

i ran windows 7 setup cd to repair but no operating system was found....i ran cmd repair typed in bootrec.exe /scanos - it found windows 7 then i tried bootrec.exe /fixboot - not working, tried /rebuildmbr computer restarted but same error. I Ran windows XP CD it said no installation sources available/found that means no harddrive. however windows 7 setup repair option i saw all the drives but i can't install a freash copy of windows on any of partitions.

Can anyone help me with this problem. what i have done wrong and how can i fix a problem like this...
thanks in advance


Answer:windows 7 b& xp dual boot and no boot device found error

Sounds to me that you now have no system (boot) partition. If you can't fix this (mark one of the partitions "system" or "boot") with the Windows 7 installation DVD or the XP installation CD use a bootable partitioning program, such as GParted.

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HP p6604y, W7, stand alone, online via cable modem.

Computer suddenly failed while browsing the web. Now when it boots, it attempts to boot from a network. The network controller is Realtek PCIe FE Family series. It waits for DHCP for a minute, then switches to error message reading: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key".

BIOS finds no HDD and no CD drive. SATA1 controller is enabled, AHCI. Under 'Boot Device Priority' both CD & HDD are listed as 'Not Installed'. I tried resetting the BIOS to factory defaults, but no change.

When I remove the RAM, I get the constant beep, so it seems the motherboard is not dead. I removed and reset the data and power cables to both the HDD and the CD drive, still no change.

I'm stumped as to what to try next. Any ideas are appreciated.

Answer:No HDD, no CD drive found in BIOS; boot attempts network boot

Faulty motherboard controller/ports, faulty cable, faulty drive, no power to the drive.

As this is affecting two drives, it sounds like a motherboard fault.

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I was over at a friends today fixing his computer. After I did a repair on windows vista it says invalid partition table and won't boot. I have tried the repair again and the os is detected in the recovery on the vista dvd. I have also tried the commands like
bootrec /fixmbr, fixboot rebuildbcd but none of those have worked. Any other ideas? I'm stumped

Answer:Invalid partition table problem at boot

hi there are a few things here which may be of help how to fix vista partition table - Google Search

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I don't know how but my Grandson has seriously broken his Satellite C660-2EV

Boot from HDD - Boot Mgr not found

Boot to recovery partition - Boot Mgr not found.

Boot from a (Generic) Windows 7 install disk - boots, starts to install, finds it has not got a required driver (but doesn't tell me what it is). Allows me to access drives C:, D:, E: and X:

Boot from Toshiba recovery DVD. White bar gets around 25% across screen then stops with "You have removed USB media during install" (or something like that, laptop currently in pieces).

Removed and re-seated memory and DVD drive. Removed HDD, plugged into my PC through USB adaptor and scanned the two visible partitions (300Gb each) at bad sector level. No problems.

Help! I'm out of options.

Laptop must be (basically) functional as it will boot from (non-Toshiba) DVD.

HDD seems OK when checked externally and from (Non-Toshiba) boot

What's left?

Answer:Satellite C660-2EV doesn't boot - Boot Mgr not found

All you have done is right and I would make the same tests.

Set BIOS to default settings and test it with another HDD, if you can obtain one for testing purposes.
I cannot say for sure but somehow I feel HDD is the troublemaker.
Try to install original recovery DVD on new HDD.

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A friend was given a PC and I was asked to look at it to see how viable it is. I was told it was working but they had trouble printing. Anyway, when I get it home and start it up I started to run into problems. Both hard discs are okay as I have booted them up on another PC- one has Win98Se and the other ME.The problem I originally got was when it booted, it hanged on "Verifying DMI Pool Table". When I looked on the internet, one site suggested I do one of two things, either load BIOS and then System Defaults and the other was to Disable CPU Internal Cache and External Cache and reboot. This worked to the point that Verifying DMI Pool Data was successful and I can by using a Boot disc see the directory of my hard drives. However....1) By then enabling CPU Internal Cache and External Cache it goes back to the original problem or2) Will not boot to the hard disc3) Thinking this was a MBR problem, when I want to fdisk /mbr I then get an error "run-time error R6003 - integer divide by 0.For point 3, I have searched the internet and I get repeated pointings to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 296168 which states that I either attempted to install Windows Me on a new hard disk which I have not done or "Boot-Virus Detection is enabled in the computer Basic Input Output System (BIOS)", which it is not.The PC seems to be a "build your own" using Award v1.0A BIOS with Pentium MMX processor with about 90M RAM.One other thing, the BIOS clock does not change ie it still shows the time a... Read more

Answer:Boot up Problem DMI Pool Table/Run-Time Error

Perhaps the battery is flat and not retaining the BIOS settings.

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This Lenovo Model 33474hu Twist boots to the boot menu and will not boot unless the user hits enter. The BIOS is configured to point to the appropriate boot device. The hard drive passes all tests. The unit otherwise works well. I have never seen a laptop or desktop do that without pressing F12 or whatever is required by that motherboard.

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In attempting to install W7 64 on generic non-micro ATX [full] form factor desktop, Windows 7 will successfully begin installation. Upon reboot to complete installation I am informed that the boot manager cannot be found. How might I determine what is wrong so that I might correct the problem? Might it be a problem with jumper pins? No-o-o-o, it's not IDE HDDs I'm using; it's ATA. Might Microsoft's installation disc be at fault? I'll try using a different 64-bit disc with the [legal] new license, and then a 32-b it disc with the [legal] new license, but I'm at a loss. If it were the processor, it wouldn't even get to the install GUI that originates from the disc, would it? Otherwise, I'll have to take it to the shop and pay them to do a RAID 0 (striped) config/install. The reason I'm posting this here is that I strongly suspect the 64-bit edition discs to be inherently flawed. On my 64-bit processor laptop, the 64-bit disc wouldn't install, but the 32-bit one did. I never worried about that because all I'm using on it are 32-bit apps. It's only on the custom-built desktop I need the 64-bit environment.

Answer:Boot Issue: Boot Manager Not Found

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I am having an interesting issue:

My SSD drives power connector got damaged so it lost power randomly, I have since fixed it and tried to boot from it into Windows. It kept saying it wasn't valid so I launched from CD and checked diskpart to see if it was the active partition, it wasn't. I did startup repair multiple times only for it to get me nowhere so I decided I would just fresh install (I don't keep anything on my ssd anyway).

After fresh installing and choosing the SSD as the boot device, it kept saying my boot mgr was not found error (CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart). The weird thing is, if I get it to boot from CD-ROM drive, but don't hit any key to boot from it, it will boot into the OS installed on my SSD fine!

Anyone know a solution to this or why it would be happening?

Answer:Bootmgr not found, but it will boot if I ignore CD boot.

Doing this tutorial and posting should help others help you.

By Golden:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Hi, I have XP and everytime i boot, avast finds a virus, and having some popups when using IE...thanks in advance for you help. Here is HJT log.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:42:25 AM, on 4/16/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
I:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\jusched.exe
I:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
I:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
I:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
I:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
I:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
I:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
I:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
I:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
I:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
I:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
I:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
I:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe

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Answer:popups and virus found at boot every boot

Hi and welcome to TSG,

Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.
Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.
Click the Scan for Vundo button.
Once it's done scanning, click the Remove Vundo button.
You will receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click YES
Once you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo.
When completed, it will prompt that it will reboot your computer, click OK.
Please post the contents of C:\vundofix.txt and a new HiJackThis log in a reply to this thread.
Note: It is possible that VundoFix encountered a file it could not remove. In this case, VundoFix will run on reboot, simply follow the above instructions starting from "Click the Scan for Vundo button" when VundoFix appears upon rebooting.

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(I am not sure if I have Windows 8 or 8.1) So, I was playing ROBLOX (a game) on the computer and I also had Google Chrome open. The game was running smoothly in the background, but Google Chrome, the application that I was on, froze. Apperantly, Chrome froze the whole computer except for ROBLOX which you could hear in the background. I decided to turn off the computer via the power button then. On boot, the computer had a black screen for about 5 minutes until an error came up. The errors keep changing, but now, it is "Boot Device Not Found". I have looked around and found out that this is a hard drive issue. When I try to go into BIOS settings or system restore, all that is on the screen is F11 System Restore. Pressing the button, still, keeps me on that screen. I can't even get into Windows. This happened as of yesterday and I'm not sure how the boot device got damaged. I can't afford to go to a repair store, so is there a way to fix the computer at home? I would like not to open it, but I might try. Thank you and I would love a quick response.

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I'm having a problem with booting my laptop - but only when cold-booting.

Never heard about this problem before. I can reboot just fine, and if i acces the BIOS and just go straight on exiting, not changing anything - it too boots windows normally without any hitches.

How is booting different from cold-boot to rebooting or through BIOS? I've been toying around with EFI boots, but everything [should be] reverted and i used my windows disc to repair the boot sequence. After the BIOS splash it just lingers and the "starting windows" gui doesnt appear.

Edit and edit2: I've now tried for a couple of times to let it sit, and it does boot up after about 4 minutes consistently. It goes like this:
I press power on. After,
3 seconds the BIOS splash comes on.
7 seconds the screen goes black.
4 min 0 seconds the screen turns off, then immediately turns on again with a black screen.
4 min 3 seconds the BIOS splash reappears.
4 min 7 seconds the "windows starting" gui comes on.
4 min 25 secs windows is booted up and responsive.

So the Black screen is consistently just about 3 minutes and 53 seconds. All BIOS settings are properly set to boot from HDD. No external HDDs or FDDs connected. Even removed the excess drive letter assignments in windows to be safe.
Satas in AHCI for the OS-SSD (and a spindle for storage). Booting from spindle drive is disabled in BIOS.

Its a brand new machine, and it worked properly when i formatted it to begin with and in... Read more

Answer:Interesting boot problem... Cold-boot vs hot-boot

Give us some info about the computer and which operating system.

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I have a brand new Lenovo Twist.  I set up hard drive passwords in the bios (this laptop has the SSD boot drive and the regular drive).  I then removed the passwords in the bios. Now when I boot the laptop, the boot stops and I get some kind of bios screen that shows a Boot Menu and also an Application menu The Boot Menu shows an order :  Windows Boot Manager, ATA HDDO, ATA HDD2, and PCI Lan If I press enter when the Windows Boot Manager option in highlighted, then the boot completes as normal What can I do to remove this interruption of the boot process?

Answer:Lenovo Twist Boot Stops at Boot Menu/Application Menu in Bios

same problem

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BCDEDIT is a nifty command line tool, and I've used it to rename my 7 installation, remove the "earlier windows" entry (which I've been thinking about restoring), and remove the Windows 10 entry because it simply won't work. But I also notice that this tool lists the Moot Manager with a description value. I thought that before I potentially screw anything up, I'd ask about it. Is it safe to rename the description value of the Boot Manager from "Windows Boot Manager" to something like, say, "Winderz Boot Mangr"? Or to anything really? If so, would this change reflect on that screen? I've already made a backup of the BCD Store.

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This is crazy - seems every time I restart one PC here, the boot manager description (msconfig/boot) keeps changing. Went from Win 10 Pro to Home to, now, Vista. If this keeps up, I'm liable to see Win 3.1.

I am using bcdedit to change it back but where's this coming from?

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Hello, this is a follow up from my last post.

Well I switched out my harddrives, and the harddrive that's currently in it only has one partition, and it's blank. But I have hit a snag when trying to install a OS.

Here is the error I'm seeing no matter what boot device I'm using:

Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v15.0.11
Copyright (C) 2000-2011 Broadcom Corporation
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Broadcom Corporation
All rights reserved.
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0f: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert book disk and press any key

Answer:Can't Boot via USB or CD [No boot disc found]

Do you have a Windows CD/DVD with the OS on it - or are you trying to install from a USB stick?
If USB, did you create a "bootable" USB stick? See tutorials on installing Windows. =General%20Tips]Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool - Windows 7 Help Forums

Also, you would need to go into BIOS and set it to start from your CD or USB (not the hard drive). On some machines you can hit F12 while the BIOS screen is up and that will give you a boot options menu where you would select what computer should try to boot from.

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The computer was turned on for a few hours, and then I found it was making some random beep sounds (it has never beeped in anyway before) and the screen was blank. So I turned it off.

After that I powered it on again, and it would stop right after it checks for the floopy drive (I can hear the attempt to read from the floopy drive). The screen was blank by then. If I leave it on for some time (real long enough) I'm starting to hear beep sounds. This happens everytime.

I'm using ABIT IS7 series socket 478 system board Pentium 3.2GHz CPU. Can anyone suggest what's the problem? Thanks!

Also where can I find out the meaning of the beep sequences? I can't find it anywhere in the user manual of the system board.

Answer:Boot up problem- stops after read attempts to floopy

Do you know what BIOS you're using? Can you describe the beeps (one long, three short, etc.)? A description of the error beep codes should be in the manual.

EDIT: Found an online copy of the manual can't find anything about beep codes either. Any changes made to the computer hardware or software before this happened?

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Hello All,
Windows XP Pro ... I'm trying to reinstall windows xp pro on my Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) comp. This computer was originally created using a Windows xp pro disk that was installed by an engineer. In other words I didn't have a win xp pro disk at the time. After a series of mistakes on my part trying to solve a video firewire issue I was able to turn a perfectly good computer
into a comp. that will not even boot from an OEM (Dell Win xp pro) disk. I purchased the OEM disk , complete with activation code, thinking this should resolve the issue.
The comp. will boot from disk and repair begins to load up but stops during the setup screen: a few of the phrases are- A problem has been detected.........Stop: 0x0000007e..........pci.sys-address........
Reformatting the hard drive would fine if I could get that far.  I know the OEM disk works because I installed it on another much slower computer.
I would be oh so grateful if someone could advise. Playing piano is a great and wonderful thing but my DAW is like brain candy!!!
Help!......Skyblade 55

Answer:Windows xp pro-boot, repair, stops at setup-A problem has been-ect.

What SP is this XP install disk. If you have a PCIe card in the computer you will need SP2 or later. The SP can be slipstreamed into the install disk fairly easy. If your install disk is SP2 or SP3 you can create a bootable disk of Partition Wizard. Delete all Partitions. Then create a Primary, not logical, partition and make it active. Then try booting the install disk.
You can burn the iso of Partition Wizard on a Windows 7 and later computer by right clicking and selecting Burn Disk Image. 
Has all important data been backed up?

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Hello All,
Windows XP Pro ... I'm trying to reinstall windows xp pro on my Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) comp. This computer was originally created using a Windows xp pro disk that was installed by an engineer. In other words I didn't have a win xp pro disk at the time. After a series of mistakes on my part trying to solve a video firewire issue I was able to turn a perfectly good computer
into a comp. that will not even boot from an OEM (Dell Win xp pro) disk. I purchased the OEM disk , complete with activation code, thinking this should resolve the issue.
The comp. will boot from disk and repair begins to load up but stops during the setup screen: a few of the phrases are- A problem has been detected.........Stop: 0x0000007e..........pci.sys-address........
Reformatting the hard drive would fine if I could get that far.  I know the OEM disk works because I installed it on another much slower computer.
I would be oh so grateful if someone could advise. Playing piano is a great and wonderful thing but my DAW is like brain candy!!!
Help!......Skyblade 55

Answer:Windows xp pro-boot, repair, stops at setup-A problem has been-ect.

What SP is this XP install disk. If you have a PCIe card in the computer you will need SP2 or later. The SP can be slipstreamed into the install disk fairly easy. If your install disk is SP2 or SP3 you can create a bootable disk of Partition Wizard. Delete all Partitions. Then create a Primary, not logical, partition and make it active. Then try booting the install disk.
You can burn the iso of Partition Wizard on a Windows 7 and later computer by right clicking and selecting Burn Disk Image. 
Has all important data been backed up?

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I have a Win XP desktop which had problems with the hdd. The hdd and disk drive were connected to the same IDE bus(the motherboard only has one), the disk set as slave, the hdd as master. The computer worked fine except for errors with the hdd. I purchased a new hdd, and copied all contents of the old hard disk over using acronis migrate easy. In order to do this, I had to disconnect the disk drive, and connect the new hard drive in its place. The cloning process went smoothly and when I disconnected the old hard drive, I was able to boot into the new one. Everything worked fine, but when I connected the disk drive and rebooted, I got the error message:
"reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device"
How do I fix this?

Answer:Solved: "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot d

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Hey guys,
just reformatted my PC with Windows XP x64 bit edition,
After putting in my Mobo CD and installing the necessary drivers,
I restarted and got this message:
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key
I looked around the internet for a bit, and most said to change the boot sequence in the BIOS to the primary drive,
it was already set to the primary drive, so I disabled the 2nd and 3rd boot choices.
But low and behold, I still got the message.
Although, a couple times, I was able to get to Windows.
Then when I restart, I get the message again.
So I'm not really sure what to do.
Thanks to anyone who would like to help.

Answer:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot devic

First...system manufacturer and model?
Just guessing...but I would disconnect the hard drive and reconnect it...then see if the BIOS properly recognizes the hard drive.  If it does, then I would try to boot.
I would also enable all boot options in the BIOS...and try to boot from an option other than the hard drive, if you have a bootable XP CD, bootable USB, etc.  Save all changes made by hitting F10.
If the system can boot from an alternate option but not from the's probably a hard drive situation.
If the BIOS doesn't cannot retain the changed settings or you start getting other hardware guess would be CMOS battery needs replacement.

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Computer won't boot "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key." everytime i turn on the computer a black screen pop up saying
"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
This product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5,307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US^,115,776 and
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.27 (10/31/11)
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE Rom.
Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key."
i can't even do anything on the computer and when trying to use the media disk it stays on a black screen.

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recently i woke up, went in my computer room, and saw the screen was black with the following message displayed
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

so i rebooted and windows started fine

couple days later same thing happened, only it won't reboot, just comes back to the same screen

the hard drive is the only thing showing bios (samsung hdd), but when i hook up as slave drive to another comp, it only shows the usb/sata adapter, not the drive, also noticed the dreaded hard drive clicking noise, i really don't want to send to a data recovery company due to cost, but my family photos are on there and i have no backups, are there any other options?

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I'v have just bought a Dell Inspiron N5110 from car boot sale. This laptop turns on but will not get past the screen shown in the photo. Hard drive has been removed, all other parts are still in place. The guy who sold this laptop, had the hard drive removed.
Intel Core i5 Processor (unsure of exact speed or generation because unable to access desktop due to error).
15" Screen
HDMI, USB, Ethernet ports, and SD card reader
1. What does this error mean:
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key.
2. I want to install a 1TB 2.5" hard drive. If yes, which Western Digital hard drive should I go for?
3. Curently it has 4GB RAM installed. Want to install 8GB RAM to optimise performance. please tell me which make/brand should I go for?
4. I also have a Dell recovery operating system windows 7 home premium from another Dell Laptop. Will this Dell recovery opertaing system work and install Windows 7 using the key located underneath the laptop near the battery area of the Dell Inspiron N5110?
Thanks in advance!!

Answer:Error message at boot up: Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot...

The first thing you are going to need to do is to purchase and install a hdd.
Newegg has a Western Digital 1TB hdd for $69.99 plus tax and shipping. 
You will then need to install Windows Home Premium 64-bit.  You can download a ISO image of your operating system here.
You will need to burn the ISO image to a DVD to create a bootable installation disc.  
How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.  
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
4.  In the image below you will see Disk burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.

5.  In the image below you can see that the green progress bar, when the image is finished burning the bar will be filled.

6.  After the image has completed being burned click on Close.
If you need a tutorial for installing the operating sy... Read more

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I have dual boot in my laptop with Ubuntnu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Today after working on Ubuntu I restarted and switched to Windows and as soon as it logged in I noticed the battery was 0%. I thought maybe it was some kind of glitch or something (silly me!) so I just pulled the power supply and the laptop abruptly turned off. My laptop battery is completely dead now...won't charge at all and after that incident when I tried to log back into Windows it showed this error:

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

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

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

Status: 0xc000000f

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

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

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

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

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Hi everyoneI have a computer; an Acer Aspire M3641 with OS Vista Home Premium 32 bit.My computer does have 2 harddisks and one of them is defect. So i putted the defect one out.Now I use 1 harddisk of 600gb. After installation of vista, the pc reboots and then i get these error: "Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key"My bios drives information:Sata PRI MASTER channel: WDC-WD6400AAKS-22A Sata PRI SLAVE channel: NOTHING Sata SEC MASTER channel: NOTHING Sata SEC SLAVE channel: HC-DT-ST-DVDRAM Before I installed vista and after changing the order and taking off of the defect drive I did get that error too.Could someone help me?Thanks in advance..

Answer:Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot dev

I've deleted your other post. Only one is needed.

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So basically, my computer has been doing this for awhile:

I will be running my computer, and it will randomly say

"Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"
or something similar to that.

It used to only do it about once every week, but now it's up to almost every day. I will post the
? OS - Windows 7? x64 ? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7 ? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? pre installed ? Age of system (hardware) ~2 years ? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? ~ 2 years ? CPU ? Video Card NVIDIA? GeForce? GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM ? MotherBoard ? Power Supply - brand & wattage - not that relevant ? System Manufacturer Asus ? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) ASUS - Notebooks- ASUS G73Jw

I will post the BSOD File Collection app as soon as it is ready in the morning. It's been waiting for auto run to complete for a half hour now and it's 3:50 am...

Answer:Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot

I finished getting the other file, but it is 6 mb, which means it's too big to upload. So I guess I can email it to you if you want it, or if you can provide me another way of attaching it I could do that too.

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Hey guys,
Thanks ahead of time for the help. I can honestly say I'm dumbfounded with this issue and would rather ask for help then hook up my master HD as a slave and force a reformat which would be my next step.

Anyways, here's the background on the issue.

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ OC'd to 2.75ghz
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe Mobo
BFG Tech Nvidia 7800 GTOC x2 (SLI)
Dual Sata Hd's, both the 3gb/s connection. (750gb main/250gb Backup)
Sound Blaster XFI Fatal1ty sound card
Creative modem blaster v.92 dialup modem ( @ dialup)

A few days ago, not quite sure why, but when I booted the comp the graphics card proceeded to tweak out and basically looked like fuzz upon entering windows. Eventually after hard resetting it a few times it'd boot normal. Today, I was running Nvidia NTune utility to find a stable OC setup for my PCI bus and what not, and it rebooted as normal during the process. Graphics card tweaked again, so I did what I know to do and uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers for my 7800's. Seemingly fixed the problem. Rebooted and resumed the OC process and went to watch TV.

45 Minutes later I come back and my computer is rebooting itself constantly. Upon getting the the xp loading screen, it BSoD's and reboots.

So, I try and boot in safemode to uninstall/reinstall drivers yet again. When I press safemode, it begins loading basic drivers. When it gets to SPTD.sys it pauses, locks up, and reboots (no BSoD)

Next step, repair through XP installer di... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] BSoD on standard boot, safe mode boot, and xp install disc boot


Well, a friend needed me to fix a design for him emergency status in Illustrator CS3, so I went to work troubleshooting.

All signs point to NTFS.sys being corrupt, etc. Which makes the drive unreadable, hence the reboots.

So, I snagged my dads IDE harddrive from his computer, hooked it up as master in my computer and it still gave me the BSoD. I then unhooked both of my Sata Hd's, and ran ONLY the IDE drive. This IDE drive is fine (i'm on it right now on my dads comp to write this). I try and boot my system off just his harddrive and it STILL gave me the BSoD.

Only difference is the BSoD is staying up now on normal boot so I can give you the error.

Error code is 0x0000007B? I believe.

But yeah, the computer is still unable to boot off a good HD even with the bad ones not hooked up.

Now I'm thinking a memory issue? or Video ram issue? Fried GPU/RAM?

AHHHHHH!!!!! i have no idea what to do. This is ridiculous. meanwhile my friend is screwed on his design for a t-shirt i told him i'd do.

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

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Computer: Dell Inspiron 1525, 320 GB HD with about 2 GB of free space left, 4 MB memory, running Vista Home Premium 32-Bit, SP1, updates current. Just lately, booting from off, Windows will not load, but instead gives me a \Boot\BCD error (0xc00000f)--an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. I have repaired this error with my Dell-supplied OS disc repeatedly, and each time I turn off the computer it has the same error at startup. I have read that I may have to rebuild the BCD, but I don't know how to do that. Before I check with Dell, who I suspect will just tell me to reload Windows, I need to know how approach fixing my boot configuration data. The computer has had no new software installations, just routine Windows and Trend Micro Internet Security updates, I checked the disc for errors, and a few files were missing or incorrect, and defragmentation has also been performed routinely. Dell PC checkup finds no issues. How should I proceed?

Answer:Boot\BCD error reading boot configuration data when starting from cold boot

Try this hard drive diagnostic procedure:

Repeated errors on a hard drive usually indicate an impending failure. I'd backup your stuff as soon as possible.

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Hello, a friend brought me their laptop that wouldn't boot up; it only went to a black screen with the blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner. I extracted the hdd, and tested it and scanned it from my workstation, where I found no hardware errors, but did find some virii... forgot to record exactly which ones, though!

Upon replacing the drive in the computer, I now get past the black screen, but get a BSOD, with a stop error, 0x7B, which some say indicates a boot sector virus. None of my scanners are able to find anything left over though; can someone reccomend a procedure to clear this error out?

Thanks in advance,


Answer:Windows 7 wouldn't boot, found some virus, some indication it may be a boot sector virus

Please list your OS as you very likely have an infection in the MBR. This will help someone know how to better help you.

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PC Chips M780 MB with Cyrix C3-750 XP-Pro (sp1)
9 months running great except when "shutdown" displayed message "Now safe to turn off computer" and had to depress case power button... last week I checked a box on the APM tab of Power Options properties "enable advanced power option profile" (which to my knowledge is also enabled in BIOS as default setting, however ACPI is disabled by default) Later when I shut down, it powered off immediately and I was elated... Now it won't power up!
First I got nada, like it was unplugged, reset CMOS reseated ATX plug, still nada... Hooked up new PSU (just APX plug) got green light, pulled plug and installed new PSU (300W) ... both (Grn & Amber) LED's light bright & flicker, no beep, no video, no boot, HDD not spinning up, depress and hold PWBT nada... disconnect-reconnect, powers right back up (no button) bright lights, HDD spins up but no video
repeat and nada, press PWBT and nada... let it sit for two days, tried same thing... but now just softer LED with flicker and no HDD spin, no video, no boot... any ideas at all???
Any helpful hints to check if the original PSU is good (power-on outside the computer?)

Answer:APM - ACPI (?) No Boot

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Hello Lenovo Forum!This is driving me mad. I bought a SATA-to-USB3 Adapter to connect my SSD and HDD from my old computer and boot from them (I want to use the Linux on it). Yet I can't figure out how to do that. Secure Boot is off, Legacy Boot is on and yet - everytime I choose the drive in the boot menu, the screen goes black, there is a short drive access, and then I'm back at the boot device menu. I don't really know what to try now. Reimaging like most other threads here suggest doesn't help in that case because it's not a simple installation medium. What I tried aswell: Attaching the Adapter via a USB2-hub to check if there might be an issue with USB3 support. When plugged into my friends X230, both drives boot up perfectly fine and he can use them just fine. Any kind of help is highly appreciated.Kind regards,Iriya EDIT: Here the BIOS Options which I think are somewhat useful:Config TabUSB UEFI BIOS Support - Enabled (Tried turning it off, didn't helpSecurity TabSecure Boot: DisabledPlatform Mode: User ModeSecure Boot Mode: Standard ModeStartup TabUEFI/Legacy Boot: BothUEFI/Legacy Boot Priority: Legacy FirstBoot Mode: QuickRestart TabOS Optimized Defaults: Disabled

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I have a dual boot installation with Windows XP and Windows 7 on the same drive with two partitions. Both work just fine.

However most times that I boot from a cold boot, I get NO Boot options menu, just a blank screen and the hard drive light glows red, but it doesn't really seem to be doing anything.

If I press the reset switch, everything works just fine, the computer reboots, I get a boot options menu for selecting the operating system and either one boots up just fine.

If I shutdown the machine for any period of time, I'll get the blank screen until I do a hard reset.

It seems like the boot loader is not finding the ini file with the options, but only on a cold boot? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 Dual Boot No Boot Options Menu on Cold Boot

Long shot, but could it possibly be a dead CMOS battery?

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Just got a new laptop (HP Envy) win8.1/64 and one thing annoys me about using it as a desktop. I can't turn it on without lifting the lid (to press the power button). I have an external mouse, keyboard, and monitor.

On my old Dell, the docking station had a power button that I just pressed. Never opened it up except when I was mobile and really using it as a laptop.

I want to do something like that here. Unfortunately HP doesn't have a dedicated docking station and non of the universal ones seem to do that. I'd be as happy waking from S5 via my keyboard or mouse.

I know nothing about UEFI and modern boot stuff. Is there anything in there that would help do this? Or any suggestions on how to get this thing turned on without opening the lid.

If I can't figure out how to do this, I guess I'll end up using suspend a lot more but would rather power it down at the end of the day.

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My computer won't start after removing Avast antivirus from it.  Lots of things have gone wrong with it including the c:\boot\bcd becoming corrupt, the onboard WinRe not able to boot (could only use Win 7 DVD to get to WinRE).  Anyway, I am at a point where I think I am very close to getting the computer to boot again.  I just need to overcome the following error:
"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: 21199610
Problem Signature 05: ExternalMedia 
Problem Signature 06: 17
Problem Signature 07: Bad driver 
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
In my adventures of trying to resolve this I have performed the following (not a complete list):
Ran BitDefender's offline virus scanner and no viruses were detected.
Attempted to run sfc /scannow but since the computer has not rebooted successfully it fails with "pending reboot" message.  Attempted the dism command to revert pending actions and it fails saying that the command does not exist.
BCD becoming corrupt and needing to be rebuilt
Master boot record changing and needing to be fixed
At one point I was able to get it to attempt to boot but it would throw up message about stopping so as not to harm the computer.  Reboot with last known good option and it will throw up error about ACPI.sys not available or corrupt.... Read more

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Hello Everyone,

I have a Dell XPS 13 (9350) and was trying to update my Windows 10 install and it borked my dual-boot system. I was trying to install the Win10 Fall Update, and increased my GPT (EFI) partition to be able to install it, and now my computer will not boot:

I found the following document on how to repair EFI partitions:

However, when trying to repair the EFI partition, I get an access is denied when trying to run the "bootrec /fixboot" command.

Can anyone help me out please ASAP? This is my computer for school! =(


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Hello everyone

I have a Samsung laptop using Windows 10 and a couple of days ago a blue screen with an unmountable boot volume error showed up after booting, saying the computer would be restarted.After restart a loading recovery option message shows up with the samsung logo and then just a black screen appear and stays like that for hours.

After doing some research I downloaded the Media Creation Tool and uploaded it to my flash drive so I could boot using it and access the advanced option menu through the installation window. After that I plugged it in my laptop and tapped F2 until the BIOS menu appeared. I disabled Secure Boot and selected UEFI OS for OS boot selection, after restarting it again I now tapped F10 and a list with boot options showed, I selected my flash drive and in the first try a windows installation window appeared and I could open the advanced options menu and tried to use the command prompt to make a drive check up and restore as the instructions I found to solve this problem suggested,but the command prompt didn't start and there were just a frozen blue screen. I restarted the computer once again and this time I was going to follow the other way to solve it using the restore option in the advanced option menu.

Although, when I tried to access the menu again, it didn't work, I just got a black screen after the windows logo shows up for a few seconds and everytime I try it happens over and over again.

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Answer:Problem to solve unmountable boot volume error with flash drive boot

Make a bootable USB flash drive of Kyhi's Recovery tools. Read my quote in the middle of the OP that starts with "cool little trick":
Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

Booting into Kyhi's Recovery tools will let you see what the exact status of your hard drive/SSD is.

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Problem with Diskeeper 2008
When trying to do a boot time defrag using diskeeper 2008 I get the following message:

Some argument was unrecognized or conflicting, boot-time not running...

The defrag is then skipped leaving my MFT and Paging file badly fragmented
I?ve Googled but can only find one post (That?s right only one post on all of Google) that mentions this error message but no solution, although I did follow a link that hinted at a possible regedit solution.

The possible solution was:
Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager" and remove the string [the name referenced in the message on system startup] from the BootExecute value.
Under normal circumstances only the following would be present:
autocheck autochk *
For Diskeeper it would look like:
autocheck autochk * autocheck AUTONTFS C: PAGE=KEEP DIRS=NONE MFT=MIN

I?ve checked BootExecute in the registry and the string I have reads:
autocheck autochk * autocheck AUTONTFS C: PAGE=MIN DIRS=NONE ENDPAUSE MFT=MIN
I?ve tried to modify string so it reads:
autocheck autochk * autocheck AUTONTFS C: PAGE=KEEP DIRS=NONE MFT=MIN
But after attempting yet another failed boot time defrag I checked the reg only to find that PAGE=KEEP had once again become PAGE=MIN.
I also tried with default autocheck autochk * no luck there either.

This is obviously not a common problem (YET).
Diskeeper 2008 is only new and of course I accept that there?s bound to... Read more

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I have done a full installation from an original disk while keeping one partition of old data. I have tried both a 2005 and a 2004 editions (from an earlier computer I had). Both went OK but when the computer reboot after the first phase of the configuration, they both failed to boot after the POST phase. I have tried to install Ubuntu 8.04 and it booted successfully and also showed me the option of starting the windows installation, which again failed to boot. I have DELL laptop Inspiron 6400 and using its diagnostic tools, it showed that all components are OK.

I am interested to know if it is possible that the problem is due to:
1) bad cd drive, as it is making some noises.
2) bad memory as I had installed by mistake wrong memory and fixed this once I understoof it is causing some problems.
3) bad harddisk although I had no indication so far there is some problem with it.

I wanted to ask then why linux installed with no problem and to finish this query, I have noticed it is possible to install from a USB stick (to bypass problem 1), but I dont have windows (osx and ubuntu 8.04 only), is there a way to create a bootable windows installation USB stick using a mac or linux?

Thanks and best regards,

Answer:fresh installation of windows fails to boot but linux boot with no problem

Your confusing to say the least.
The correct way to dual boot Window/Linux is to Install Windows 1st(Always) using all the drive. Then install Linux. All Linux versions will install a Boot manager so as you can then select whichever OS you desire. There are other ways but for someone like you that is the easiest.
Linux will install to a drive that Windows won't, Windows is very particular as to the disk surface, any little fault and it will refuse to install.
May I suggest you look at Puppy Linux 4.1. very, very fast and great for Wireless.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz, x64 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 757 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon X1300 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) , 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 147291 MB, Free - 74736 MB; D: Total - 9773 MB, Free - 2685 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DP965LV, AAD59511-500, AZLV706000KQ
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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Hi, I have a Gateway desktop running windows 7 -64. While the system was powered on with no activity, it shut down and started to re-boot. Now every time I try to start the system it gives the message 'Reboot & select proper boot device or insert boot media and select'. From this screen you can't do anything. I'm not able to start in safe-mode either. I can get F12 to work to get to boot manager. This seems simular to the post 'Laptop won't start up' posted by The Duchess. Please help. We have almost a terabyte of information and starting over is not an option.

Answer:windows 7 boot problem - reboot & select proper boot device

1) Check the boot order in bios and make sure the cd & hd are the first two boot devices (in whichever order you prefer)

2) Download BlueScreenView:
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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Hi, I have a Gateway desktop running windows 7 -64. While the system was powered on with no activity, it shut down and started to re-boot. Now every time I try to start the system it gives the message 'Reboot & select proper boot device or insert boot media and select'. From this screen you can't do anything. I'm not able to start in safe-mode either. I can get F12 to work to get to boot manager.

This can be closed. I have re-posted under windows 7. Thank you.

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Hello All,

I have a Toshiba laptop running 64-bit Windows 7 which will no longer boot due to system error.
This laptop was running fine until I attempted to download Kaspersky Internet Security.
Kaspersky recognized another Anti-Virus on the laptop, Avast, and required it be removed before installing Kaspersky Internet Security.
I chose to remove Avast, and when the laptop required a reboot, it failed to load into Windows. Windows attempted to fix the problem but could not. Further investigation of the error details stated that acpi.sys was corrupted.
I inserted a Windows 7 installation disc and attempted to fix it via the Repair option, to no avail. I also copied acpi.sys from my desktop onto a flash drive, and copied it from the flash drive onto the laptop. This too failed to fix the problem.
I am suspicious that Avast may have corrupted the acpi.sys driver upon removal.
I had performed this same operation on my desktop without issue. Kaspersky recognized that I was running AVG and required that AVG be removed, which I did via the Kaspersky interface to the AVG. Upon removal, a restart was required, and my desktop system rebooted without issue.
Any help is appreciated.

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I was getting ready to format a computer that I receieved a while back and I received the error "acpi.sys is corrupted press any key to continue" during boot. So I tried putting the windows XP disc in to format it and that wouldnt work. So I installed the drive as a slave and formatted it, that worked. Now I have a formatted drive that I still cant install windows xp on due to this error. Any ideas on how to get rid of it? Im all out. Thanks

The computer is a...

Compaq 5400
384 ram
15gb hard drive

Answer:acpi.sys is corrupted on boot? any ideas?

There might be a problem with the XP CD.
Also check your memory.

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Getting the BSOD :
Stop c0000221 Unknown Hard Error \SystemRoot\System32\ntdll.dll.

Ntbtlog.txt shows that unsuccessful boots have this line:

Service Pack 3 6 10 2008 05:10:07.375
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

Good boots have this:

Service Pack 3 6 10 2008 05:56:20.375
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe

It seems that ntoskrnl.exe replaces ntkrnlpa.exe without any input from me.

Tried Glary RegRepair but it didn't help.

Device Manager shows both ntoskrnl and ntkrnlpa , as well as Hal.dll,
as drivers for ACPI Multiprocessor.

Restore to a good point doesn't seem to stick. After a few starts the BSOD returns with the same message.

The processor is Pentium Dual Core E2180

Answer:Boot Failure: ACPI MP Drivers


Originally Posted by Wobbly007

Getting the BSOD :
Stop c0000221 Unknown Hard Error \SystemRoot\System32\ntdll.dll.

Ntbtlog.txt shows that unsuccessful boots have this line:

Service Pack 3 6 10 2008 05:10:07.375
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

Good boots have this:

Service Pack 3 6 10 2008 05:56:20.375
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe

It seems that ntoskrnl.exe replaces ntkrnlpa.exe without any input from me.

Tried Glary RegRepair but it didn't help.

Device Manager shows both ntoskrnl and ntkrnlpa , as well as Hal.dll,
as drivers for ACPI Multiprocessor.

Restore to a good point doesn't seem to stick. After a few starts the BSOD returns with the same message.

The processor is Pentium Dual Core E2180

According to
these three drivers are correct. Wonder why the boot logs don't show both ntoskrnl and ntoskrnl loading.

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My computer successfully loads the operating system windows 7, but fails to display anything on the monitor before that such as bios/boot menu. I need to access the bios to change the boot setting because I want to dual boot.
It's as if the screen doesn't actually get any signal from the computer until the operating system has kicked in (I have a blank screen for quite a while until it finally starts displaying the OS, at which point it is logging me in.
Fujuitsu Intel Core i5 550, Windows 7

Answer:Boot problem - fails to display bios/boot menu

Core i5 650 *

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good day.i am running windows 8 on a lenovo Y510p.the machine was working perfectly before i went to sleep and this morning i get an error code in a blue box on a black screen saying " EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (28-D2-44-22-88-74) boot failed".once i click OK i get the same message again and again until another box appears saying "Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed. Insert Recovery Media and Hit any Key. Then Select 'Boot Manager' to choose a new boot Device or to Boot Recovery Media".I then get The Boot Manger menu option which shows me 2 different EFI Networks, one is IPv4 and the other IPv6, either one i choose dont work and then i get kicker out with a message saying "No bootable Device - Please restart system".Now, i checked online for this problem and some say to change BOOT mode in the BIOS from UEFI to Legacy Support and then Boot priority to Legacy First. I done that which then send my computer into a loop showing me " Check cable connection.. ! PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM."  The machine boot after this show me the lenovo logo and then this message again and the whole story repeats.I dont not have a cd-rom/dvd player and i did not get a windows CD/DVD with my purchase, i even open the laptop to take out and place the Hard disk back inside in case it was a connection problem, nothing changed.When I press F2 to get to the BIOS setup in the Information tab i see next to Hard Disk - (Not Detected) which is a little suspicious.I dont not know what to do, the ... Read more

Answer:Y510P BOOT problem. EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (28-D2-44-22-88-74) boot falied

From your statements about the problem it seems that you have a crashed hdd/sdd. The two EFI messages usually will appear if you have enable in the bios network startup but actually you have no existing company network to start from.Solution to the problem will be as follows: Replace the hdd/ssd by yourself or by Lenovo. The Lenovo path is preferable if you want all the factory installed OS and programs to be place in the new hdd/ssd.

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I have a strange situation that has developed. I have an XP / Linux Mint dual boot. Everything works fine on the Mint installation, however the XP side has developed some strange characteristics. Firstly system restore will not restore to a previous setting ( Shows up on the restore Menu ).
I want to do a clean reinstall, set the boot order to boot from CD, reads the CD but wont boot up - just resumes to the original programme. Lastly Sound - works fine on the Mint set up but nothing comes out on XP. Device Manager says all systems are working correctly.
Any ideas would be much appreciated.
Done an AVG Scan - NO threats found.

Answer:[SOLVED] Restore/ Sound/ Boot problem on Xp dual boot

If you are trying to boot from CD and the CD drive is set to First Boot Device and you put your XP CD in, restart the computer and you do not get the message Press Any Key To Boot From CD/DVD, then either the CD is not First Boot Device, the CD is not bootable or the CD drive is not reading the CD correctly. Try the CD on another computer if it boots that computer then the CD drive needs to be changed.
To repair the other problems you are having in XP, go to Start/Run and type SFC /scannow and press enter. Put the XP CD in and it will replace any missing system files.
Remember if you are successful in reinstalling XP, then you will have to reinstall GRUB as XP will take over the boot order.

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I yesterdy tonight fitted an HP e-pc C10 with a new hard disk, and the disk
has been partitioned, formatted and set as primary. Using the HP
Recovery CD which came with the machine, I installed Windows 2000 on to
the new disk.
The install went without hitches until the very first full boot. Admin
sign-on is completed, then Win 2k spontaneously shuts down and
re-starts. On the re-start we get an error message: Boot failure, disk
not recognised. Press any key to restart the OS.
On pressing the key the boot once again fails. This is very hard to
understand, as the machine successfully booted in to the install
programme twice. Furthermore, the bios detects the hard disk as a
Primary IDE correctly. Yet, at the crucial moment of finalising the OS
boot the system fails.
Anyone any thoughts?

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I got a SSD now in my system connected to the first sata port with win7 installed
My previous (mechanical) sata hard disk who was prev. setup on this port is still usable and also has win7 installed on it. i wnat to use it as a experiment setup.
If I connect this old hdd to another sata port say sata 1 or 2.

Can I choose to boot from either the new SSD or the old sata-hdd and run win7 without problems using the BIOS boot order?

I read some scary stuff about this scenario could mess things up because both both drives used to be 'C'

Also I have my BIOS setup with AHCI nowbecause of the SSD. My previous hdd used the standard sata-mode. If I use this old mechanical sata hdd which has windows7 on it and use AHCI in bios will it boot/work?

Answer:Boot from one of 2 attached drives with BIOS boot order no problem?

As long as you installed windows independently, with the other drive unplugged, there would be no issue choosing either one to boot from the bios.

I doubt if the hard drive will boot in AHCI mode, but test it to see.

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Ultra thin and light

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Answer:Hi,I had a problem in my laptop.Boot Device Not Found,Please...

Boot device not found .Please install an operating system on your hard disk.Hard Disk (3F0)

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I've got a weird situation on my hands, and I'll try to keep it brief and relevant. Trying to help a friend format his computer and it is a Emachine t3516, which doesn't come with the full version of xp, it only allows you to "recover the computer back to its factory condition."

I had never formatted a computer like this and ended up screwing it up. So i had to find another copy of windows xp. The corrupted recovery partition was on the C partition and the new partition I created for the fresh Windows XP install was E. I got Windows XP up and running on E and decided I would try to format the corrupted recovery partition. Now when I try to start the computer it gives me a PXE-E53 boot filename not found error.

I have tried the bootcfg rebuild suggestion mentioned in a previous post and that failed. Also, the computer does not have a floppy drive in the event that i wanted to use a boot floppy disk. What can I do to fix this mess?

Answer:Weird problem with boot filename not being found

Boot off of the XP CD. Delete both partitions and create one large partition. Format the partition NTFS, Install Windows on the newly created partition. Or after formatting the partition boot off of the Recovery CD and install on the newly formatted partition which will have all the drivers you need for that machine.

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right i have an fairly new off-the-shelf emachine computer with XP home edition installed, it's no longer under warrenty and yup.. now its not workin. When i boot - after the emachine logo, it stops on a black screen with the flashing underscore, and displays 'operating system not found'. I cant get onto windows atall, BIOS is password protected, the original XP disk didn't come with the computer, and F8 just causes the message to repeat down the screen.. i'm pretty stuck with what to do next, any help plz!

Answer:Boot problem "operating system not found"

Do you not have the password to your own BIOS? YOu could always reset the BIOS - there's often a switch or jumper near to the battery (have a look in your motherboard manual), or you can simply remove the battery for a short time. That doesn't help you start the computer however, if no operating system is being found. Do you have a recovery disc? Try booting with this in the CD drive. This is where the BIOS tip might be handy as you will be able to direct the machine to boot from the CD first, rather than the Hard Drive which is causing it problems.At worst - though you've a few things to try first - a complete reinstall of XP may be required. If you have your current XP Serial Number then you might be able to borrow an XP Disk and enter your number when appropriate (your recovery disk, if you have one, may allow you to do the same). No recovery disk and no serial number? Looks like you might have to purchase a new OS.

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My dad just bought a new laptop and gave me back my ancient VAIO T150 that I gave him 2 years ago. I was going to format it, and keep as backup laptop, unfortunately BIOS has a password which I know my dad did not put in. Chances are I set up the password years ago, I went through every possible combination that I could have used still without luck.

I gave up on that route, and simply ran windows install from within windows, the problem is that windows installer does not let you format the drive when you start windows install from within windows, saying that temp files are stored on the hdd. Windows recovery console is also of no help, as it does not let you execute setup.exe

I could pull the drive, format it, install DOS on it, put it back in, and then get the installer going, but as it is a subnotebook, disassembling it is a pain.

Does anyone have any idea how to run windows setup installer when you are locked out of bios boot order options, but have full access to the actual machine? Lol, no the laptop is not stolen.

Answer:Changing windows XP boot manager to boot from CD. [cannot boot from CD directly]

You've got a couple of options.

First, you can try to force boot to the CD. Lots of computers allow you to press a key to modify the boot sequence for that boot. Try hitting keys like F8-F12 and see if any of them bring up a boot menu. If that doesn't work, try to cancel any GUI boot screen to see if you can find what key you need to press.

Your second option is to clear the BIOS password. You might be able to get away with flashing the bios to a new/old version, but there are utilities out there that will help you clear the BIOS password. I've never actually had the need to use them, so I can't comment on how good they work, but they shouldn't be too hard to find.

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

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

Windows Boot Manager boot failed.

Upon pressing OK a new message appears:

Upon pressing OK another message appears:

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

Ok, this is all what I have tried:

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

USB is recognized on Boot Manager UEFI option menu:

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

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

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

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


Welcome to Ten Forums!

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

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

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

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

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After reading through lots and lots of posts and tutorials, I'm still a little confused. I worked for a carpenter one summer when I was a kid and he stressed the philosophy of measuring twice and cutting once as a rule to live by. So, before I fire up my saw, I thought I would seek a little clarification. I expect to get my new 60GB Intel 520 SSD delivered today and here's what I would like to do.

First, here's my system Info:

ASUS P8Z77-V/Pro/Thunderbolt with i7 3770 (non-K) and 2x4GB Trident X Series 2400 RAM
60GB Intel 520 SSD

Okay. I had Windows 7 Home Premium installed on the HDD, but in anticipation of using the new SSD as the boot drive, I cleaned it with Diskpart>clean all. Now, I would like to do a fresh install on the SSD from the DVD drive and use the following xml (from Keri), that I now have on a USB, to move the User and program data to the HDD.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64"
publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS"
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Answer:Boot Priority & Boot Device Control for New SSD as boot drive

We link to tutorials so you'll have illustrated steps for a specific suggestions. It's one of the main reasons we are the top tech forum on the web.

I would not move User folders as we've had feedback indicating unintended consequences. Much easier to copy your User folders to the HD data partition, rightclick each to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums. Keep the emptied C user folder in Library so you can see if anything lands there and drag it over to data drive in same window.

Install most-used programs to C, if space gets too tight uninstall and reinstall lesser used programs to data drive.

To save space you can set paging file to 2gb: Change Virtual Memory Paging File.
If you don't rely on it you can turn off Hibernate in Power Options, though it is perfected in Win7. These are trade-offs that must be decided with a small SSD.

Here are customized install steps for you:

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Check for a BIOS update. If none boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. Next if an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS, set DVD drive first to boot, SSD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirmi... Read more

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And I only see that BSOD when I disable automatic restart. The stop code is 0x000000ED (0x86403130,0xc000009c,0x00000000,0x00000000). I get the blue screen (momentarily) on all of the other F8 options.

When I boot using the Vista disk I get the msg 'Windows is loading files...', then I get what looks like the bottom part of the XP splash screen - the little bar with the green dots moving from left to right (was that part of the Vista start, as well?), then eventually the screen goes black..... and stays that way. Although after about 30 seconds the mouse pointer does show up - and its moveable. And the keyboard lights up properly on Caps Lock and Num Lock. But nothing else.

I did try booting off an old XP disk, and it did take me to a place where I could delete the partition.

Should I try that, and then try the Vista disk again, or should I just go ahead and install XP (although I would have that pesky product key to deal with)?

I somehow feel that if I could only get to a C: prompt I could do a fixboot

Answer:Vista will not boot - Unmountable Boot Volume - Won't Boot from Disk Either

and I'm not talking about a good answer. ANY response at all would have been appreciated.

My original post, titled Vista will not boot - Unmountable Boot Volume - Won't Boot from Disk Either seemed like it would be the kind of posting that would have elicited some response - Can't boot normally, in safe mode, or last good configuration. AND, can't boot from a genuine Microsoft Vista Home Basic disk.

But nothing.....

So I inserted an old HP Windows XP OS CD into the machine, and booted to the recovery center, where I selected to install XP. I formatted the drive, and then ejected the disk. I then put the Vista disk in, and booted from it.

Presto, it worked. This time it actually took me to the Vista Repair / Install page.

I deleted the partition, entered the product key and re installed Vista.

It is now working beautifully.

Thanks for your help.

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I have one primary partition on my hard disk and all others are logical.
i installed windows xp_sp2 on primary partition and after sometime i
installed windows 2003 server on one of the logical partitions.But now when
i start my system,it directly boots to XP without any
option to choose OS.i cant use server.Plz help me to enable dual boot on my system.

Answer:configuring dual boot in xp

This should help:

Specifying the Default Operating System for Startup
If you have more than one operating system on your computer, you can set the operating system that you want to use as the default one for when you start your computer:

* Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.
* On the Advanced tab, under Startup and Recovery, click Settings.
* Under System startup, in the Default operating system list, click the operating system that you want to start when you turn on or restart your computer.
* Select the Display list of operating systems for check box, and then type the number of seconds for which you want the list displayed before the default operating system starts automatically.

To manually edit the boot options file, click Edit. Microsoft strongly recommends that you do not modify the boot options file (Boot.ini), because doing so may render your computer unusable.

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Hey all, can anyone tell me how to set my computer to boot the way i want it ? I want to have the option of booting normal or for gaming. instead of running msconfig rebooting and running my games then when im done having to run msconfig and reboot again to be back to normal. Back in the old days i had figured out a way to have the option 1. normal or 2. gaming before my computer ran windows. that way i could have only the services and startup items i wanted running when i played games then when i was done simply reboot and pick normal and everything was normal again. Sorry to repeate myself i just tried asking one of them tech support people from my computer manufacturer and he didnt have a clue what i was talking about. If anyone can help me please shoot me an email to [email protected]

Answer:Configuring what services i want on boot

I am not sure what you are trying to accomplish either, I don't think creating multiple HW Profiles would be what you need. Please provide more info as to what services you want/need to might be a better option to leave the the 'startup' configuration as is and then go to START > RUN > services.msc > OK and stop the particular service that you don't need running in the background, that way if you make a mistake on your next boot things would go back to normal.

Normally you could always disable certain services that are not needed by most people, depending on what programs you have and even more importantly what other devices you use with your PC, some of the services could also be disabled, for example if you do not have a printer connected to this PC then you do not need the spools service(spoolsv.exe) from starting/running at all. For standalone PCs the Messenger services should be disabled as well (Messenger.exe) not to be confused with Windows Messenger application (msmsgs.exe)....the examples would continue if I had a better understanding of your needs.
Also there are great free programs such as SafeXP and for gamers GameXP that automatically modifies the services for you.

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Hi,After many years of enjoying my Lenovo G450, suddenly it wont boot to HDD despite that the boot order is in place. Everytime I turn on, the system is attempting to boot from PXE (Broadcom in my case). I check the BIOS configuration and there is no selection to disable PXE to LAN or there is no such a selection (where it should be there, right?) While G460 has this selection I wonder why it's not present in G450. (What's the matter?) So now my Lenovo G450 sits on a corner and waiting for a solution. Any advise is much appreciated. Thanks a lot! -Gen

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Is it possible to create a dual boot, both of W2K but set up differently.

I want to have one boot as W2k set up as Standard PC and the other boot set up as W2k in as ACPI Uniprocessor to compare performance.

As both setups deal with IRQs differently is this not possible as it would cause a BIOS conflict?

Answer:Creating Dual Boot, Standard PC/ACPI?

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I've got an HP Pavilion a1767c with Vista Home Premium on it. I can't get it to boot any way. Tried into Safe mode, Last known, with Vista DVD disk. All modes just go right back to the beginning and start over. I think its flashing a blue screen in there but the only one I can actually get it to stop and see what the blue screen actually says is when I try to boot with the DVD and then it gives me the message that the BIOS is not ACPI compliant. I can download an updated bios from HP, but its an exe file and assumes I can get to a place to where I can actually run it. The MOBO is an ASUS P5LP-LE with Phoenix Award BIOS version 5.09. Any ideas on how to get this thing updated ? Thanks.


Answer:PC Won't Boot - BSOD - Bios not ACPI compliant

When you boot, try to get to the Safe Mode menu.Near the bottom of the listings there will be an option to "Disable automatic restart..."Select that, then attempt to boot to Windows - the blue screen will come up and stay up then (you'll have to hold the power button down to restart the computer.Here's a link that describes the info we'll need from the Blue Screen message:

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Hey all,

I had a problem in my dell800 laptop , which dual boot system (XP and Linux), I did use the BOOTMAGIC and it works fine untill last week.

It didnot able to boot and gave me an error message missing BOOTMaGIC .IMG , and it turns out to be boot in DE (DELL utility) programs over over again, nver let me back to ntfs window xp.

I donot have BOOTMAGIC now with me too, so doesnot know how to reinstall that.

As far as I know my system is not corrupted , may be one or two files may be. I have more valuable data and dont know have any external hard disk to back up.

I want to know how can I set the boot to ntfs and recover the system without losing datas, I am not very good in windows adminstration either.

I did tried BART PE to boot in XP , but didnot help , I could not able to see all the files in ntfs and it show me the file in FAT not in ntfs.

I dont have floppy drive for boot from floppy either, just CD drive.

I really appreciate any suggestion from the experts here.

thanks a lot....

any help ?

Answer:dual boot problem (XP and linux) Boot Magic

v2010 said:

Hey all,

I had a problem in my dell800 laptop , which dual boot system (XP and Linux), I did use the BOOTMAGIC and it works fine untill last week.

It didnot able to boot and gave me an error message missing BOOTMaGIC .IMG , and it turns out to be boot in DE (DELL utility) programs over over again, nver let me back to ntfs window xp.

I donot have BOOTMAGIC now with me too, so doesnot know how to reinstall that.

As far as I know my system is not corrupted , may be one or two files may be. I have more valuable data and dont know have any external hard disk to back up.

I want to know how can I set the boot to ntfs and recover the system without losing datas, I am not very good in windows adminstration either.

I did tried BART PE to boot in XP , but didnot help , I could not able to see all the files in ntfs and it show me the file in FAT not in ntfs.

I dont have floppy drive for boot from floppy either, just CD drive.

I really appreciate any suggestion from the experts here.

thanks a lot....

any help ?
venkatClick to expand...

Hi v2010,

Welcome to TSG!

If you know whether the dual-boot scheme is implemented with the Grub boot loader there may be a way with a Linux Live CD (e.g. Ubuntu or Knoppix - do you know? Also, is the dual-boot scheme implemented on one or two disks.

The technique would be to boot up with the Live CD, let's say Ubuntu, and then use the System Administration pull-down menu selecting Disks to bring up the Disk manager. The ide... Read more

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I was having win 7 RTM and i tried to installl OSx86 in second hard disk

after few failure i successfully installed OSx86 in my secondary had disk now the problem is that i cant boot win 7

i changed boot order i tried windows 7 disk repair
but both failed

im getting some Boot mldr missing...

Actually even OSx86 is not booting i get OSx86 boot screen with two hard disk to select if i select windows disk it still says the same Boot mldr missing

can someone plz help me now im completely without any working OS in my system!!!

Answer:Windows boot up problem in dual boot(win 7 & OSx86)

unplug the hard disk that has OSX on it and then run startup repair.

When you install OSX you should probably have unplugged your Windows drive at least until you finish the install.

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My situation is almost identical to that of the OP in Convert Dual Boot to Single Boot, 2 HD's.
I have 2 HDDs both of which are partitioned so that the OS and data files are on separate partitions. Windows 7 Home Premium is on a 500GB SATA (i.e. serial) HDD (C: drive) and XP is on a 80GB IDE (i.e. parallel) HDD (D: drive). The BCD file originally looked as follows: -


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=D:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {86be99a0-2331-11df-9307-ebb202f71558}
displayorder {ntldr}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Legacy OS Loader
identifier {ntldr}
device partition=D:
path \ntldr
description Earlier Version of Windows

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {86be99a2-2331-11df-9307-ebb202f71558}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {86be99a0-2331-11df-9307-ebb202f71558}
nx OptIn

As I no longer require XP and wish to either wipe the D: drive or even physically remove it from the system I used BCDedit to remove the Legacy OS Loader. ... Read more

Answer:Problem reverting from Dual Boot to Single Boot

Hello Nosmas, welcome to Seven Forums!

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

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

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

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Hi. My lovely gf's computer was infected. I used TddsKiller to remove the root kit, but now the computer will not boot. I am sure you are familiar with all that has happened thus far so I will post the info you require and patiently wait for your gracious response.

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 20-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 22-07-2012 17:10:24
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s [8158240 2009-10-09] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\QuickSet.exe [3189016 2009-10-01] (Dell Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey [1271168 2012-03-26] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Wireless WLAN Card\WLTRAY.exe [4968960 2009-07-17] (Dell Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe [357376 2009-09-16] (Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe" [254696 2012-01-18] (Sun M... Read more

Answer:Rootkit.Boot.Pihar.C - TddsKiller - Win 7 boot problem

Please do the following:Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt start
2012-07-21 15:38 - 2009-07-13 17:14 - 00020480 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\svchost.exe
TDL4: custom:26000022 <===== ATTENTION!
endNOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating systemNow please enter System Recovery Options then select Command PromptRun FRST (or FRST64 if you have the 64bit version) and press the Fix button just once and wait.The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.Reboot Normally.NEXTRefer to the ComboFix User's Guide Download ComboFix from the following location:


* IMPORTANT !!! Place ComboFix.exe on your Desktop
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with ComboFix.
You can get help on disabling your protection programs here
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.Your desktop may go blank. This is normal. It will return when ComboFix is done. ComboFix may reboot your machine... Read more

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I have Asus laptop with OEM Win7 HomeP 64bit on it, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side with Win7, didn't know that Ubuntu will be the main boot, I used Ubuntu 11.10 a year a go and Windows was my main boot, I tired several way to retrieve Win7 as main boot but didn't work.

I tried to fully recover Windows, but when finished I get black screen with "getgrub error"
now recovery doesn't work any more.

I want to get rid of Ubuntu for ever, how? without losing my genuine Win7

Answer:Dual Boot problem, Ubuntu is the main boot

Hello, Mesh F90 and welcome to Seven Forums.

First you to boot to Ubuntu 12.04 and follow this :

1. Open your Terminal.
2. Type grep menuentry /boot/grub/grub.cfg
3. You will got something like :
menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" {
You will got other lines but you need this, this is last one.
4. Remember this quotes for Windows 7 (ex . "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)") (DON'T FORGOT quotes!!!) you will need it later.
5. In Terminal type this : sudo nano -B /etc/default/grub
6. You will got this :

# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
.... you will have more ....

7. Change GRUB_DEFAULT to value for Windows 7 from menuentry (you remembered it ) (ex. GRUB_DEFAULT="Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)") (DON'T FORGET quotes).
8. Press CTRL+X and type "y" (without quotes) to save it.
9. Important step! Type in your terminal : sudo update-grub
to save your changes

That is all and Windows 7 will be default now.


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

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

I dint Attach any removable storage to my pc.

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

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

So can anyone help with it as soon as possible, bec... Read more

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Hi all,

I have windows 7 x64 installed, and need to copy that partition to another partition on the same drive, and be able to boot between the two using EasyBCD. One will be normal/office stuff, the other will be music production stuff.

I copied the partition (C) using Acronis (bootCD mode) no problem, then copied that Acronis clone to the new partition (D). Booted back in to windows and used EasyBCD to add the new partition (D) to the boot menu with a new name.

Now when I boot I get the boot choices as expected, but no matter which one I choose, it always boots into the original partition (C)? I've used EasyBCD quite a bit before without problems but this one is driving me nuts.

Any suggestions? Obviously various boot related files are getting copied to the second drive along with all the other files - is this whats causing the problem?



Answer:Dual boot with cloned copy - boot problem

Hello user54, welcome to Seven Forums!

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

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

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

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I have an eMachines EL1300G, and it crapped out. So I went to just reinstall Windows. I used the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool, Made a bootable USB drive like SO MANY TIMES BEFORE for other machines, and went into the BIOS, set the 1st Bootable Drive to be the USB Drive and attempted to boot. Every Time it says BOOT DEVICE NOT FOUND. I verified the USB drive shows up in the Phoenix BIOS as well. But no matter what port I put the thumb drive in, I cannot get Windows to Load. What am I doing wrong?

Answer:Reformat and Reinstall Problem: BOOT DEVICE NOT FOUND

Also test your memory on the machine with Memtest, it also can cause errors like that if you have a bad stick.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Hi!I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM, PLEASE HELP ME!!I encountered a problem with my HP PC!He had a sudden blockage, the screen went black and the error that appears is the following:"BOOT DEVICE NOT FOUNDPLEASE INSTALL AN OPERATING SYSTEM ON YOUR HARD DISK "Clicking IF2 can run the memory tests and the hard drive check.The memory test is ok.The hard drive check reports this error:"SMART CHECK PASSEDLONG DST: FAILEDFAILURE ID: MC2EW1-7A5899-D7V7F-6IE503HARD DRIVE 1 "This problem is solvable?If the hard drive was broken, can I recover my documets, files, etc from my pc?Thanks to everyone in advance!

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Hi all,
Windows 7 Pro 32bit
I have a captured image and I booted into PE on my target system. I used Diskpart:

select drive 1
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="Win7 32bit"
assign letter="C"

Then I applied the image with imagex:

imagex /apply e:\testimage.wim 1 c:\

The image applied, but now when I try to boot (After removing the PE boot disc), it tries to network boot and gives me the message "Operating System Not Found. I made sure to reset my boot order to HD>removable>CD>Network.
Do I need to manually create a small partition responsible for booting? What steps do I take from here? I was surprised that googling didn't lead me to my specific problem, but mostly problems involving SCCM and large scale deployments.

Thanks in advance,

Answer:I deployed an image and then tried to boot it, but the system tried to network boot instead and then gave me the message "Operating System Not Found"

In your diskpart,you need to add


To make partition active

After applying image, you need to create BCD environment with:

bcdboot C:\Windows


Drive letter C: is whatever you used in command:

Imagex /apply e:\testimage.wim 1 c:\

If you would use two partition setup as suggested by other posters, then the small 100 MB partition would be C: and the "Windows" partition would be "D:". Hence, you would use

bcdboot D:\Windows

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I've been having ongoing problems with the latest updates for vista. The installation fails. (KB948609, KB944036 and KB936330 which is SP1) Yesterday I downloaded a registry cleaner (Uniblue) and ran it, then I restored the settings and attempted to uninstall it. That failed too (error message: The InstallAware wizard for Uniblue RegistryBooster 2009 has failed "Fatal error during installation." Please check your settings and try again.

I tried restarting the computer, but now it won't boot up. It keeps getting stuck at "Configuring Updates 3 of 3 0% complete.`It displays this for a moment and then shuts down again, gets to this point again, shuts down again, etc. Once I got to the screen that displays the user names, but then it shut down again.

Any suggestions?


Answer:Computer won't boot: configuring updates

Update on this: I just called Acer's support centre and they had me try a system recovery. This failed and they told me the error code that came meant that the update had corrupted my hard drive. I now need to buy a new hard drive and I guess an OS.

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Running Windows 8.1 Professional with a compatible TPM.  The full disk has been encrypted but I notice that I am never prompted for a PIN upon reboot.  Apparently the TPM has the keys, and if there was any breech or integrity failure, I would be
prompted for the keys which I have printed.  I still need a PIN though. 

I have been looking for step-by-step instructions for the configuration of a pre boot PIN that works separately but in conjunction with the TPM.  I have gotten so far as the gpedit.msc (Require additional authentication in the Local Group Policy
Editor) but then I hit a brick wall. Once I click "apply", I am never prompted to select a 4 - 20 digit PIN. I found instructions to input
manage-bde-protectos-add%systemdrive%-tpmandpin within the administrator command prompt window but I only get the "The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect" message.  Supposedly this command prompt would
fix my problems but no such luck. 
Can anyone walk me through this process?

Thanks in advance!

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Hi people new here
I am running on Windows Vista Ultimate X64.
Using a Pinnacle 3010IX PCTV Dual Hybrid Pro TV Tuner.

I am trying to start vista up with less than 4 Gigs of RAM ( for a work around reasons because my TV Tuner won't work with systems with 4 Gigs or higher. ). So i go into the System Configuration > Boot > Advanced Options.

Now here i tick the Maximum Memory box and enter "4095" which is 1mb of 4Gigs. I reboot and the workaround for my TV tuner works. But i noticed Vista set its memory to "2046" in task manager. I also checked Msinfo32.exe and got 4 Gigs installed ( which is correct ) but 2 Gigs Total physical memory.

I tried again, but this time instead of "4095" i tried "3072" for 3 Gigs of RAM, i reboot but again windows task manager and Msinfo32.exe both said i was only allowed 2 gigs.

Is windows Vista x64 not allowed to set these numbers or is Windows not reading the correct amount of avaliable memory? Because i tested on 2048 and it was slower than when i had it on 4096.

I am very confused if anyone can help i would much appreciate it.

Answer:Configuring Memory BOOT on Vista x64

I would suggest installing XP Pro SP2 for the TV tuner and Vista x64 for everything else. The TV Tuner would probably work better.

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I have just replaced my HD in my laptop and created a dual boot system both running window XP pro. I am looking to reformat my desktop in a similar fashion and would appreciate some advice on doing so. The reasons I am creating a dual boot setup is that I do quite a bit of intensive photo work and require a fast and clean system. The other half of me likes to tinker and download things that slows down or screws up my system. So one of my drives is for Photography, and the other is for everything else.

My computer is as listed in my profile with multiple add on cards, Sound, Video, Modem and Wifi. I have three Hard drives one is a 250GB, one is a 300GB and one 10,000 RPM 36GB Western Digital Raptor.

My plan is to create the photo boot system on a 7GB partition of the Raptor and use the rest of it as a scratch disk. On one of the other drives I will create a partition for the other system with the rest of the drive used as primary storage. The third drive will be used to back it all up.

Essentially I am looking for any suggestions on how to set this up best. But specific questions are:

My computer used to recognize the Raptor but does not now. It does in the BIOS but not in XP. If I unplugged the other HDs, then set up the Raptor first will it threaten the existing configured HD and system in the computer?

What is the best way to back up both system configurations once it is set up?

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Answer:Help Configuring a dual boot system

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

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

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Current I have updated the latest BIOS Firmware version released in April, I remember its version is 01.04. But this error still exist. Every time when I boot Arch Linux (current kernel version is 4.10.13), there will be nearly 10 seconds delay and some ACPI Error message displayed, like below:[ 0.520847] ACPI Error: Field [CAP1] at 96 exceeds Buffer [NULL] size 64 (bits) (20160930/dsopcode-236)
[ 0.520853] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB._OSC] (Node ffff8802378e6a78), AE_AML_BUFFER_LIMIT (20160930/psparse-543)
[ 14.047947] ACPI Error: Needed [Buffer/String/Package], found [Integer] ffff880233f35708 (20160930/exresop-594)
[ 14.047952] ACPI Exception: AE_AML_OPERAND_TYPE, While resolving operands for [OpcodeName unavailable] (20160930/dswexec-461)
[ 14.047958] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB.WMIV.WVPO] (Node ffff8802378a2f00), AE_AML_OPERAND_TYPE (20160930/psparse-543)
[ 14.047967] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB.WMIV.WMPV] (Node ffff8802378a2fc8), AE_AML_OPERAND_TYPE (20160930/psparse-543)
[ 14.049034] ACPI Error: Needed [Buffer/String/Package], found [Integer] ffff880233f35e58 (20160930/exresop-594)
[ 14.049037] ACPI Exception: AE_AML_OPERAND_TYPE, While resolving operands for [OpcodeName unavailable] (20160930/dswexec-461)
[ 14.049042] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB.WMIV.WVPO] (Node ffff8802378a2f00), AE_AML_OPERAND_TYPE (20160930/psparse-543)
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Having problem with this laptop. Can not boot or repair windows 7 on this laptop---always getting bsod a5 error_the BIOS in the system is not fully ACPI compliant. On the support page there is no bios update for this laptop. Can i get some feedback for that from the support? Thanks in advance


DId this just suddenly start, or have you change anything recently such as updating/reinstallling Windows or added RAM etc? Can you boot to safe mode by holding down F8 while turning on the System? Have you tried re-setting the BIOS to Startup Defaults? Do you have a Windows 7 System Repair Disk, or can you create one on another Windows 7/8/10 computer?    Note:  If you computer was running the 64-bit version of 7, the Windows 7, 8 or 10 computer you make the CD must also be running a 64-bit OS as well  See Backup and Restore the Control Panel to create the System Repair Disk.    Requires one CD-R If so, you can boot to the Windows 7 System Repair Disk and run System Restore, or Automatic Repair from there

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Just wondering what the heck is wrong. I turn on my computer after I had just installed a new PSU (the old one crapped out right after this problem had started). I thought the PSU would solve the problem since my computer was showing no activity when I tried turning it on. It now turns on, however the boot up process is unbelievably slow to the point it is ridiculous like 20-30 min process to get to an ACPI error screen. I have Vista Ultimate, and raid 0 for 2 raptors 150gb each. I haven't tried to flash my bios(in the process) or reinstall vista as I would like to keep the stuff on my hard drive. If anyone can tell me anything it would be greatly appreciated.
Slow boot/post - text and screens take minutes to switch; bios setup is also delayed both getting in and switching menus.

Continuous Reboot with windows error not allowing me to select start windows normally or boot in safe mode before it restarts. If I go to press the power button and lightly touch it - the process speeds up and goes to a blue screen showing an ACPI Error.

Any help once again is much appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Really slow boot up and ACPI Error after Windows Logo

Can you try the F8 boot menu and turn off the "automatic restart" feature.

Then read the error message more thoroughly to identify it further. However the error may be the product of your continued pressing of the power button.

You might want to consider resetting the CMOS. I would also check to see that the memory is properly installed and perhaps experiment with 1 module at a time if possible.

Remove any devices not required for boot and double check all other connections.

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