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Booting problem on Windows Installation

Question: Booting problem on Windows Installation

Hello, I had installed Samsung SSD Pro 840 on Lenovo G510 with the help of Samsung Data Migration and it was working perfectly but now i want to install new windows and its stucked on the boot progress. Some months ago i had installed new BIOS ver. 3.07 to 3.09. Furthermore, I have installed the Seagate harddrive now but having same booting issue. Maybe of BIOS ver. ?

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Answer: Booting problem on Windows Installation

hi jklogic,

Welcome to the Forums.

A few questions:
1. Is the Seagate drive the orignal HDD that came with the machine (with Win8.1 preloaded)? If yes, is the system stucked on the lenovo screen (similar to this thread) or during/after the windows loading screen?

2. What other version of Windows are you trying to install on the Samsung SSD? If you're trying to install Windows 7 or older, have you tried to the set the following in the BIOS?

Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
Boot Tab:
UEFI = Disabled
Boot Mode = Legacy
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Other OS


Let me know how it goes.

Regards

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I just installed windows xp on an old compaq presario computer I have. The installation went fine, and everything was running perfectly. But the computer froze and I had to reboot it. Now it will not boot up at all. It doesn't even get to loading windows xp, it just stops with a flashing cursor on the screen over the Compaq logo. I cannot access the bios screen or anything. I tried to reboot from the installation disc, and that doesn't work either. Please help!!!
 

Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Please do not post duplicate threads.
 

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I just installed windows xp on an older PC I have. The installation went fine and everything was working perfectly. The computer then froze and I had to reboot. Now it will not boot up at all. The computer is an Old Compaq presario, and it doesn't even start to load windows up when I boot it up. I cannot access the bios, or anything. I tried to boot from the installation disk, and nothing - it won't recognize anything. Please help!!
 

Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Try clearing CMOS
 

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I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?

Answer:Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Originally Posted by Steve C


I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?



Perhaps it had already begun rebuild boot files.
You probably should have aborted the install, closing the windows then clicking 'Yes' when prompted 'Are you sure you want to quit the installation?'
Are you booting to the USB trough the BIOS or are you opening the USB and clicking on the 'Setup.exe'?

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Hello,

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

I've been trying to fix my laptop (Acer Aspire) for about 2 months, and it's been a bit of a saga. I've tried lots of things, and have persisted because it's seemed like I've been gradually honing in on a solution, rather than chasing a lost cause.

I was on Vista, which came with the laptop, but then the laptop got very ill, to the point where I wanted to do the Acer factory restore, but this didn't work, nor did any of the various recovery options in Windows. I was worried that the hard drive was physically damaged, so I wanted to try formatting it, which I decided to try and do in the course of installing Windows 7. This didn't work, so instead I formatted the hard drive using Ubuntu, and then tried Windows 7 again. That didn't work, because the hard drive needed to be NTFS, so I re-formatted it as NTFS using GParted.

However, Windows 7 install still isn't working: it goes most of the way but then just hangs indefinitely on a black screen with 'Setup is updating registry files' written on it. I've googled this and it seems that this is quite a common problem when installing W7. However, the problem that I have is that all of the solutions offered are to do with booting up as normal and changing things in Control Panel etc, which obviously I can't do.

I can go into more details about what has happened if needed, but basically the state of play now is:


I need to install Windows 7 from a cd-rom I hav... Read more

Answer:Need to fix a Windows 7 installation problem without booting to desktop

Hi i think I would be testing the hdd for issues try downloading and burning this to a disc or if you know the maker go to their support site and get their diagnostic tool
SeaTools | Seagate ask a friend to burn it for you use imgburn The Official ImgBurn Website
and read the tutorial on seatools for dos

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I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?

Answer:Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Steve C said:

I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?



Perhaps it had already begun rebuild boot files.
You probably should have aborted the install, closing the windows then clicking 'Yes' when prompted 'Are you sure you want to quit the installation?'
Are you booting to the USB trough the BIOS or are you opening the USB and clicking on the 'Setup.exe'?

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Anyone have any information on a particular problem with dell computors booting from the cd rom drive or dvd drive. My problem is I have tried to do a boot from my XP installation cd and the resource cd (both bootable discs) to bring windows up into recovery console. Both these disks were included in my purchase of the unit direct from Dell. After doing some checking on this issue i found many suggestions on how it might be done. So far it doesn't work the conventional way just pop it in and boot. doesn't work if you reset the boot sequence, and it doesn't work if you try to disable the SATA drive, and different variations of turning on and off either of the two optical drives. After selecting boot cdrom at the boot option window it always says cdrom is unavailable. Now Dell has not posted a solution to this issue on the support web site it only suggests the doing the same steps i have tried. Several users have this issue which have posted in various blogs but no one seems to have a fix. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Problem booting windows XP installation disk and Dell computors

What is the model of this Dell.

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i have A1524N Hp media center desktop ..i am trying to install window proff in it ..the setups process went good and it says after restart ur setup will continue ..but when it restarts it comes again on setup menu again ..and everything start from the beginning once again ..i checked boot sequence it was on cd then hard drive ..so i removed cd from cd Rom and changed boot sequence to hard drive first ...but its not booting ..could anybody help me in that ..when it restart it shows a msg to go in confirgaration menu ..so i had tried everything in that menu ..but did't help ..could anybdoy suggest me how can i boot my computer now ..thanks in advance ?? i have tried customer service and he said ur cd is busted..so i tried another cd and same thing happened ..plz help ???

Answer:problem in booting after installation ???

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Originally Posted by bindudhindsa


i have A1524N Hp media center desktop ..i am trying to install window proff in it ..the setups process went good and it says after restart ur setup will continue ..but when it restarts it comes again on setup menu again ..and everything start from the beginning once again ..i checked boot sequence it was on cd then hard drive ..so i removed cd from cd Rom and changed boot sequence to hard drive first ...but its not booting ..could anybody help me in that ..when it restart it shows a msg to go in confirgaration menu ..so i had tried everything in that menu ..but did't help ..could anybdoy suggest me how can i boot my computer now ..thanks in advance ?? i have tried customer service and he said ur cd is busted..so i tried another cd and same thing happened ..plz help ???




G'Day bindudhindsa,

When you are initially installing Windows?XP, there will be a "Set Up" Blue Screen where you will see all the Drivers being loaded across the bottom of the screen.
Once the Drivers are loaded, and the HDD formatted, the computer will reboot to continue with the installation.
When it reboots, it will give a Black screen saying Boot from CD....Press any key to Boot from CD....
(This screen is very similar to the original Black Boot/Set Up screen that you saw.)

This time...DO NOT TOUCH IT!...Just fold your arms and DO NOTHING!

This it quite normal, just leave the scree... Read more

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I bought a new cooler and a new atx case after moving my PC to my new case and installing my new cooler my PC wont start... well my PC still runs, fans, gpus, cpu fans, led lights etc. only my monitor and keyboard & mouse lights wont start, I also tried using a different monitor but to no avail... any ideas?

Answer:Problem in PC not booting-up after new cooler installation

Are you getting any beep codes? I'd try reseating the GPUs, memory and check all your power cables.

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hey guys and girls. hopefully you will be able to help me. i've spent all day today googling and trying all suggestions to no avail.

i had windows xp pro sp3 installed on a 200GB SATA drive that started failing. so I added a 500GB SATA drive to the same channel, but as master. i also have a dvd burner and another hard drive, so when i installed windows on the new (500gb) drive this is how it was all setup

DVD-drive (channel 1 master)
IDE 80GB HDD (channel 1 slave) - media files only

500GB SATA hdd (channel 2 master) - empty, new drive
200GB sata hdd (channel 2 slave) - windows xp still installed

i went ahead and installed a new copy of windows xp to the new hard drive. everything went fine. after installation the boot screen showed two copies of windows, and the default (first) one was the NEW installation on the 500GB drive.

after going in i moved all the files from the 200GB drive to the new drive, and deleted all the folders from the old drive, including the Windows folder from it.

i kept restarting as i installed updates and there was no problem...everything working great.

then i realize that in my BIOS, the settings were to boot from the 200GB drive as it had been in the past. i changed that to boot from the 500GB drive (which has the windows files after all!) and i got "disk boot failure, please insert a boot disk and press enter".

if i change the boot order so the 200GB drive loads first, it goes into windows (from the 500gb drive!)... Read more

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Hi friends,
my vista home basic is not booting from this morning. i spent this whole day to correct it but nothing worked for me.

i put my recovery cd but the recovery option cannot detecting vista. morning there 5 options for recovering . but now i cannot even format the hard disk , so now i cannot do a new installation also. when i try to do a new installation it is asking for load the drivers. i have done that . my hard disk is 8o gb and it shows that 10 gb is using for recovey and the other 70 gb unallocated place when i try to create a new partion it fails. i dont know what to do. mine is a dell inspiron530s desktop

yesterday i shutdown the PC normal way. but this morning its not booting. today only i did some BIOS changes and again i changed it to default settings.

morning there was one option recover to factory image settings but now there is no option like that............

please help meeeeeeeeeeee

Answer:Help me i am in trouble vista booting problem now cannot do new installation also

Hi
I suggest you read the following thread, particularly the second post which is by OldGrayGary. That may help provide the solution to your predicament.

www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-support/windows-vista-support/174502-window-vista-winxp-both-exist-1-comp.html

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I created a new partition as part of XP installation. after the formatting completed the PC the HD will not boot and hangs.With the XP installation disc after the message Setup is checking your computers hardware configuration I get a black screen and the system hangs. I cannot access the drive to continue the XO installaion.

Answer:XP installation problem, Hard drive not booting

Are you sure the partition is formatted (NTFS or FAT32)? Do you have more than one partition?

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I just put a new hard drive in. Didn't work, messed around found out it was the CMOS. Booted up first time, got the "Found new hardware" thing. I then partitioned and formatted it and it worked great, until it got to 100% then the whole thing froze. No mouse not tab no nothing. Had to do a hard shutdown. Now when I boot up it gets to the screen with the blue bar scrolling across on the bottom.


After that it flashes the BSOD. Then it restarts itself. It then asks me if I want to start in safemode and all that kind of stuff. I click on any of them and goes back to the windows screen. Up pops the BSOD and start the whole process over again.



Also, it does not recognize my optical drive./

Can anyone help me?

Answer:Booting up after new hard drive installation problems. Also BSOD problem

Its probably a bad drive.

What is your EIDE Configuration?

How are the slave and master set and state what drives and Optical drives are on which channel.

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Hello,
I have just installed Windows 8.1 and would like to know how I can boot with Windows 7. I have Windows 7 when I installed Windows 8. Is there a way to go back to Windows 7 with no re install?
Thanks

Answer:Booting with Windows 7 instead of 8 after installation.

How did you install 8.1? To a different partition?

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Hi so i installed windows 10 about 2 weeks ago and i didnt like it so TIME FOR A DOWNGRADE. Try to boot to the cd and here is the screen i got

Answer:windows installation not booting...

Od you cant see the picture here Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

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I have a windows xp installation cd extracted to a partition on a computer which I want to netboot from. Then I've netbooted into WinPe which is apparently able to invoke a windows installation given a source directory. The problem is, I'm stuck in volume Q: - which is a ram-disk and I haven't the slightest clue how I'd swap over to the volume I've extracted the xp install disk into.

Thanks.
 

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Frozen black screen on startup

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

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

"UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME"

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

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

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

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

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My computer is currently set up to dual boot between Windows 7 and Windows XP. I mainly use the XP partition as storage, while I run the Windows 7 partition most of the time. The version of Windows 7 that is currently installed is an RC version (Build 7127).

I recently decided that it was time to upgrade to the full version of Windows 7 (32-bit, to keep things simple). The operating system installed with no apparent errors, until I tried selecting Windows 7 from the Windows Boot Manager at start-up. The Windows XP partition (listed as Earlier Version of Windows) still works, but the Windows 7 partition gives an error (Status: 0xc0000225). The info it gives is: "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". The given error has something to do with asking me to unplug anything I had recently plugged into the computer (USB device/MP3 player), but I haven't plugged anything in, so that led me to believe it was a driver problem. However, it seems odd that the RC version of Windows 7 works, while the final version does not. So, I re-installed the RC version so I could use the computer again (the XP partition has driver problems that cause Very strange errors on the internet, so I prefer to not use it, but don't look into those errors too much... I only use that partition for storage now)

I tried reinstalling multiple times, and I tried using the Startup Recovery tool that's on the installation disk, but it couldn't detect any problems. Also, ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

Bump for the day ~ All help is appreciated, so if anyone has Any ideas, post them :)

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~Background~

There were some power failures last week which caused some errors on my hdd and I spent 3 days reading this forum, trying to fix my windows 7 boot.

I finally fixed it after running chkdisk through a Windows repair disk after trying various other solutions to no avail. Thankfully, no files were lost (Besides the most important stuff was backed up)

I have an anxiety disorder and I work solely on the PC.
This incident was very hard on my health so I want to make sure that whatever happens I can get to work.

So I had an idea.

~Idea~

A while back I was reading about dual booting and it seemed quite interesting.
So, I've had this idea.

I have a 1 TB HDD.

It has two partitions, "System Reserved" and "C".

I create a new partition called G of let's say 100GB.

I then transfer my music, videos, photos to an external drive.

I uninstall all unnecessary programms/games from C.

I make sure C has about 50-60 GB of used space.

Afterwards, I make a system image using either the Windows 7 built-in tool
or Macrium Reflect/Acronis and transfer all my media back to C.

Could I then restore that system image on the new partition?

The end result I want to achieve is to have a "backup windows 7 installation"
If something happens to my Main installation, I can get to work on the second one.
Of course I backup my work to an external drive everyday.
I don't want to lose any more working days...

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My computer is currently set up to dual boot between Windows 7 and Windows XP. I mainly use the XP partition as storage, while I run the Windows 7 partition most of the time. The version of Windows 7 that is currently installed is an RC version (Build 7127).

I recently decided that it was time to upgrade to the full version of Windows 7 (32-bit, to keep things simple). The operating system installed with no apparent errors, until I tried selecting Windows 7 from the Windows Boot Manager at start-up. The Windows XP partition (listed as Earlier Version of Windows) still works, but the Windows 7 partition gives an error (Status: 0xc0000225). The info it gives is: "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". The given error has something to do with asking me to unplug anything I had recently plugged into the computer (USB device/MP3 player), but I haven't plugged anything in, so that led me to believe it was a driver problem. However, it seems odd that the RC version of Windows 7 works, while the final version does not. So, I re-installed the RC version so I could use the computer again (the XP partition has driver problems that cause Very strange errors on the internet, so I prefer to not use it, but don't look into those errors too much... I only use that partition for storage now)

I tried reinstalling multiple times, and I tried using the Startup Recovery tool that's on the installation disk, but it couldn't detect any ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

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Hi,
I've just bought new Asus R540LJ with SSD inside.
I'm trying to install Windows 10 but I get blue screen just after it boots I supose.
Nothing happens, just loading and blue screen.
Tried with pendrive usb 3/dvd. Win 8.1 and Win 10.
Is there anything I can do about it or should I send my laptop back where I bought it?

Answer:Windows 10 Blue Screen while booting installation

fryderykst,

Welcome to TenForums!

That is strange...

Doesn't the Asus R540LJ laptop come with Windows 10 already installed and working? Or, let us know if the machine did not come with an installed Operating System.

Is this a brand new SSD drive? Has it been initialized?

If not, and you first want to rule out issues with the SSD, CrystalDiskInfo can help you check the Solid State Drive's health:
CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World

There is also SSD Life, or, check if the manufacturer of the drive has its own utility.

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I got a HP Notebook yesterday that had Windows 8.1 on it. Today I decided I wanted to reinstall Windows 10 (not upgrade, but clean install) on it and I do have experience in reinstalling operating systems. I reinstalled Windows 10 from a USB stick and when the computer restarted after the installation was done, it would keep booting from the USB stick. I exited the installation screen and then went to the BIOS to change boot priority to "OS Manager", but all I got was an error which I don't remember what it said, and then it just restarted again.

So my question is, how can I get Windows 10 to boot after is has installed and restarted? I really need help fast as I can't seem to solve this myself and it is really frustrating me.

This is my laptop: HP 15.6 Laptop - Black (Intel Celeron N3050 / 500GB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 8.1) : Laptops - Best Buy Canada

Answer:Windows 10 Installation keeps booting from USB after clean install

If there is no USB drive connected then the BIOS will automatically choose the next boot device in line...
(You did remove the USB drive, right?)
...for example the next on the list may be your CD drive and the one after that may be your HDD.

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I want to install Windows 7 on an HP Pavillion Desktop which happens to have a
Sata Harddisk with an IDE DVDRW.
I set the boot Priority to the DVDRW then the Harddisk and placed the Windows disk on the dvd drive to boot from it.
But it is not booting from the CD as booting still goes to the Harddisk.
My understanding is that SATA takes First Priority.
Well in such a scenario what does one do in order to install Windows?
Please note both drives are detected in the BIOS

Thank you all for your advise
 

Answer:Solved: New Windows Installation Booting Issues

SATA doesn't take priority, I've installed Windows 7 numerous times from PATA/IDE drives with a SATA drive.

Are you sure the DVD drive works? Can it read a DVD properly? Also you mention CD, but Windows 7 comes on a DVD.

Also since this is an HP you can press ESC, F10, or F12 and choose a one time boot device rather than changing BIOS boot order.
 

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Hi,

I've got a problem with my Windows 7 installation in that - it wont boot! Either in normal or safe mode!

I've tracked the problem down to a driver - CTMMount.sys which was installed by a recent installation of Comodo Time Machine - which has since been uninstalled but doesnt look like the uninstallation has worked correctly.

Therefore I could do with editing the registry/startup procedure so that this file doesnt attempt to load and then I can get back into Windows 7 - has anyone any idea how I can do this?

Thanks

Ewan

Answer:Need to edit registry on non-booting Windows 7 installation

Why don't you just try a startup repair? It's probably a bit safer.
Startup Repair[2]=Performance Maintenance

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Hi,

I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.
I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide: http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-t...able-usb-flash-memory-key-or-hard-disk-drive/

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 would boot up as usual.

I&#... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 installation not booting through Flash Drive or DVD

please do not duplicate posts here
Not sure if you have die to a server error - i have been experiencing here
however, closing this post
continue here
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1068945-windows-7-installation-not-booting.html
 

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I built a new desktop and i'm trying to install windows 10 on it. I can get into the bios fine and all my components are showing up. I set my initial boot device as the USB and then reboot my PC to start the installation process. The windows logo shows up,but as soon as it gets to purple setup screen for installation my PC shutsdown and reboots. This same process keeps looping and I can't get the w10 installation process started. I only have my keyboard, monitor and USBconnected to the desktop IO panel. I tried a different USB installed with windows 7 but get the same problem.

Answer:Windows 10 Installation Crashing and rebooting while booting from USB

My mother-in-law's computer started doing that. Turned out it was the keyboard was physically bad, believe it or not. I would recommend try starting it up with no keyboard or mouse connected and see if it stays on. Also make sure all the internal components are firmly seated. Also try starting it up without the USB flash drive inserted and see if it will stay on the No Boot Device warning screen without rebooting on it's own.

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How do I set my BIOS to have the DVD boot and install Windows 10 in UEFI mode? I do see a setting on my Asus motherboard UEFI "CSM Compatability" and in there are three options:
UEFI and Legacy OPROM
Legacy OPROM only
UEFI only

Do I select UEFI only option here?

What is the benefit of installing in UEFI vs Legacy? All I understand is that the system sets up more partitions.

Answer:Booting a Win 10 DVD in UEFi Mode for Windows installation

Anyone? :-)

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Hi,

I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.

I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide: How to Install Windows 7 or Vista from Bootable Portable USB Flash Memory Key or Hard Disk Drive ? My Digital Life

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive with CMD.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 ... Read more

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I got a HP Notebook yesterday that had Windows 8.1 on it. Today I decided I wanted to reinstall Windows 10 (not upgrade, but clean install) on it and I do have experience in reinstalling operating systems. I reinstalled Windows 10 from a USB stick and when the computer restarted after the installation was done, it would keep booting from the USB stick. I exited the installation screen and then went to the BIOS to change boot priority to "OS Manager", but all I got was an error which I don't remember what it said, and then it just restarted again.

So my question is, how can I get Windows 10 to boot after is has installed and restarted? I really need help fast as I can't seem to solve this myself and it is really frustrating me.

This is my laptop: HP 15.6 Laptop - Black (Intel Celeron N3050 / 500GB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 8.1) : Laptops - Best Buy Canada

Answer:Windows 10 Installation keeps booting from USB after clean install

If there is no USB drive connected then the BIOS will automatically choose the next boot device in line...
(You did remove the USB drive, right?)
...for example the next on the list may be your CD drive and the one after that may be your HDD.

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Hi everyone,

I am using Windows 7. I tried installing ubuntu with the option " Include Ubuntu along with window partition".

While installing ubuntu, error occurred. Now unable to boot Windows also. It prompts for recovery cd.

I am not having recovery disk.

Tried using other machine's recovery cd - Diskpart. But got the following error while selecting a partition.

virtual disk service error:
this operation is not allowed on an invalid disk. The disk may be invalid beacuse it is corrupted or failing, or it may be invalid because it is offline.

Required your help to recover windows without affecting the existing data.

Thanks.

Answer:Error in booting Windows after Ubuntu installation failure

Try a Startup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times




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



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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My pc won't load windows 10.. it gives Error code 0xc000000f.. it allows me to go to startup settings, to start in safe mode, in low resolution mode etc..., but anyway it wont log in, it gives an error UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME... So i decided to install a windows 7 with a bootable usb.. and when I boot from usb it loads the installation windows screen, then the windows logo, and then stucks in a black screen with a cursor and no options... I tried burning the windows in a dvd.. same problem.. anyone has some solutions ?

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Ok, I have an external hard drive (150GB) which is partitioned into two parts. One partition , about 145gb, is data and files of my own. Then there is an extended partition at 5gb in size, which contains windows xp installation files. What I did was take my windows xp cd, make an ISO, and then extracted the iso and put the files into the extended partition of my external usb hard drive.

The computer I want to install to has a cd drive that is not working and thus i cannot install windows xp from a cd. The BIOS of the computer DOES support booting from a USB device.

I have partition magic software and have used it to create the 5gb extended partition on the usb external drive. However, I don't know how to configure anything so that it will acutally know to boot from this partition and what files to use to start the installation.

Any ideas!!?
 

Answer:booting a windows XP installation from an external hard drive

The partition on the external drive that contains the installation files needs to be an active partition in order to boot from it.

Personally, I would install a working CD drive. They are quite inexpensive these days.
 

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Hi,

I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.

I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide: http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-t...able-usb-flash-memory-key-or-hard-disk-drive/

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 would boot up as usual.

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Answer:Solved: Windows 7 installation not booting through Flash Drive or DVD

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Hi there. I've built a brand new HTPC and it has UEFI BIOS on it. I've tried to install Windows 7 with USB drive that I've made UEFI bootable with Rufus, but it gives me blue screen everytime after Windows goes from "Windows files are loading" screen to a Windows logo animation. The hard drive that I'm using is set to MBR, (I know that I should set it to GPT for UEFI installation). I don't want to have a UEFI version of Windows in my system anymore. How do I install legacy version of Windows 7 from USB stick on UEFI BIOS capable PC with HDD using MBR?

Answer:How to prevent Windows 7 installation from booting in UEFI mode?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Enter your bios and go to Advanced and boot and disable secure boot,
If there is no option to disable secure boot look for OS Type and switch to Other os
After installing Microsoft Update KB3133977 for Windows 7, some users may encounter a "Secure Boot Violation" , which makes the system fail to boot into the operating system.

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I have been given the challenge to make a way to install Windows without any installation media and without having to even touch the computer while it's installing. So far I've made a .wim image with the help of this guide and I've made an Autounattend.xml file with the help of this guide. I put the install.wim image in the \sources directory on a flash drive and the Autounattend.xml file in the root of the flash drive, and it does exactly what I want it to - all except it's not on a partition. So I move it to a partition and add a boot entry using EasyBCD. It boots fine, but it acts like the Autounattend.xml file isn't even there. So right now I have the choice of hands free installation with media, or manual installation without media. My main question is why the Autounattend.xml file isn't working when I boot the same media from a partition. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Problems booting an unattended Windows installation from a partition

Is this some sort of school project? I can't vouch for anyone else, but I would feel terrible if I gave you information that basically did the project for you.

Usually people do this with Windows PE. Have you checked it out?

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Recently I purchased a laptop with windows 8 64 bit pre-installed in it. For my job purpose, I needed windows 7 32 bit. After searching the web and also using the information I got from this site, I disabled secure boot, deleted the recovery partition and converted GPT partitions to MBR. Then I shrink the Big partition in which windows 8 was installed to make room for the windows 7 partition. Then I created a new partition and installed windows 7 on it. After this whenever I switch on the computer, a message come up, saying that a required device cannot be found and windows is to be repaired. The only way in which I can start windows is to go to bios, select the boot options and then select boot from notebook hard drive.

Can anybody please tell me how this problem can be solved

Answer:Booting problem with dual booting with windows 8 and 7

when you created the new partition did you make itin front or behind the existing partition?

If your boot manager is looking to boot Win 8 on Disk 0 Part 1, and you created the new partition in front of Win 8, your Win 7 will now be located on Disk 0 Part 1 which is where the boot manager is expecting Win 8

can you send us a screen cap of your disk management?

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My Dad's laptop running Windows 7 crashed the other day, and after running Startup Repair, it found that compbatt.sys was corrupt. I tried copying over a good version from my pc & recovery partition but that only resulted in a blue screen.

Today, I attempted to do an upgrade installation of Windows 10 in order to preserve his files,etc.
We have a backup, but he's not 100% sure on it's content.

I was able to boot off of the Win 10 DVD and select Upgrade Installation, but then it stops, and a message pops up (paraphrasing here) that I need to boot into Windows 7 for it to proceed.

As I am unable to boot into Windows 7 due to the corrupt system file, I'm asking for a way to force Windows 10 to proceed with the Upgrade Installation WITHOUT having to boot into Windows 7.

I've prepared my Dad for the fact that we may need to do a clean install (7 or 10), and suggested we'd have to pull the HDD from his laptop and use my HDD cradle to scavenge for any files, but his laptop would take full disassembly (remove keyboard/etc) to get to the HDD.

Thanks for any help in allowing us to proceed with the Win 10 Upgrade Installation without having to boot into Win 7 which is corrupt. Googling hasn't given me any clue thus far.

Looking forward to people smarter than me helping me to a path forward without a loss of data and not having to take apart the laptop.

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My Dad's laptop running Windows 7 crashed the other day, and after running Startup Repair, it found that compbatt.sys was corrupt. I tried copying over a good version from my pc & recovery partition but that only resulted in a blue screen.

Today, I attempted to do an upgrade installation of Windows 10 in order to preserve his files,etc.
We have a backup, but he's not 100% sure on it's content.

I was able to boot off of the Win 10 DVD and select Upgrade Installation, but then it stops, and a message pops up (paraphrasing here) that I need to boot into Windows 7 for it to proceed.

As I am unable to boot into Windows 7 due to the corrupt system file, I'm asking for a way to force Windows 10 to proceed with the Upgrade Installation WITHOUT having to boot into Windows 7.

I've prepared my Dad for the fact that we may need to do a clean install (7 or 10), and suggested we'd have to pull the HDD from his laptop and use my HDD cradle to scavenge for any files, but his laptop would take full disassembly (remove keyboard/etc) to get to the HDD.

Thanks for any help in allowing us to proceed with the Win 10 Upgrade Installation without having to boot into Win 7 which is corrupt. Googling hasn't given me any clue thus far.

Looking forward to people smarter than me helping me to a path forward without a loss of data and not having to take apart the laptop.

Answer:Windows 10 Upgrade Installation via DVD without booting into Windows 7

Did you try just Repair option ?

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My Dad's laptop running Windows 7 crashed the other day, and after running Startup Repair, it found that compbatt.sys was corrupt. I tried copying over a good version from my pc & recovery partition but that only resulted in a blue screen.

Today, I attempted to do an upgrade installation of Windows 10 in order to preserve his files,etc.
We have a backup, but he's not 100% sure on it's content.

I was able to boot off of the Win 10 DVD and select Upgrade Installation, but then it stops, and a message pops up (paraphrasing here) that I need to boot into Windows 7 for it to proceed.

As I am unable to boot into Windows 7 due to the corrupt system file, I'm asking for a way to force Windows 10 to proceed with the Upgrade Installation WITHOUT having to boot into Windows 7.

I've prepared my Dad for the fact that we may need to do a clean install (7 or 10), and suggested we'd have to pull the HDD from his laptop and use my HDD cradle to scavenge for any files, but his laptop would take full disassembly (remove keyboard/etc) to get to the HDD.

Thanks for any help in allowing us to proceed with the Win 10 Upgrade Installation without having to boot into Win 7 which is corrupt. Googling hasn't given me any clue thus far.

Looking forward to people smarter than me helping me to a path forward without a loss of data and not having to take apart the laptop.

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Today I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my D:/ Drive with already dual boot Windows 7 on C:/Drive and Ubuntu also.
Ubuntu is working fine but when i select the Windows 7 Option the computer loads up the files for automatic repair.

I don't know what had gone wrong.Windows 8 and Ubuntu are working fine.But not Windows 7 ! Help me !
How do i uninstall the Windows8 to get the older GRUB displaying the two options at boot up-Windows 7 and Ubuntu or if there is a way to make Windows 7 working with Windows 8 and Ubuntu

Answer:Windows 7 not booting after installation of Windows 8 ! Help !

Since you have ubuntu in the mix I can't even be sure if grub is the problem or if the windows bootmgr is the problem. Grub doesn't take well to changes and the bootmgr isn't a heck of a lot better at dealing with them.

You can try a startup repair, but as I said since grub is involved it will likely fail.
Startup Repair

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HiHave just installed a new Mother board in my Computer the old board board was damaged due to a power supply failure.Ny problem is the original installation disc windows 2000 has been lost I am not sure of what version it was,in an attempt to format the HD Iam trying to boot from a windows 2000 pro version and just get the blue error message I have checked the bios and all is ok.IS it because I am not using the original disc that I am having problems.regardsJohn

Answer:Booting from installation CD

Is the 2000 pro CD an original or just a copy?

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Hi every one,
I have a problem with windows xp installation:
I need help with installing xp. I'm trying to install xp from a cd but it just keep re-booting from the cd instead of going to the hdd after the installation. The system dosesn't bring up the option to choose where to boot from. I have tried all the bios configurations. The installation completes properly but when it restarts the computer, it re-boots automatically again from the cd without me pressing any key. Please help.

regards, Sybella
 

Answer:XP Installation/booting help

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Hi all.I have been given a task to attempt to fix a mate's PC. He has Win ME installed on an Athlon 1800 system, Gigabyte MoBo. All has been OK until recently. On boot, Windows proceeds to load, then once the desktop starts to load he gets a BSOD with the message that there has been a problem with vmm(12).vxdAny ideas what this error means, and if there's any way of fixing it short of formatting?He has no ME startup disk, but there is a Win 98 one. Would using the scanreg utility help in this case, and if so how can I access it with no DOS access in the ME boot process?Any and all ideas appreciated

Answer:Problem booting Windows ME

Go to Google for info on this matter or try installing your OS without any format,this problemseems one for W98 not WME can't help more on this im afraid.

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I am using windows 7 32 bit version and have recently upgraded to NVIDIA Geforce 8400 GS. Since then my booting process takes a very long time. It almost takes 15min to boot. It dispalys each and every letter(in black screen and white fonts) while booting.
Please help me with this issue.
Thank you.

Answer:Windows 7 32 bit booting problem

My System---
Gigabyte Motherboard GA-EP45-UD3P
Intel Dual Core processor
2GB Kingston DDR2
Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS PCI Express
Corsair PS 600W
Seagate Barracuda HD 80GB
Windows 7 32Bit

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Hi my friends.

I have a problem. Yesterday i have installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my laptop. All went right and i used my laptop normal. But when i restarted my laptop, there was a problem with boot, i can't solve it and reinstalled windows again. After installation i used my laptop as previous time, all was ok. While transfering file via skype, my computer freezed and i restared it. After restaring , my computer freezes on boot screen and then restarting.

I dont understand what is the problem? Please, help me to solve it.

Thanks.

Answer:Problem while booting Windows 7

Where did you get your copy of Windows 7 Ultimate?

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So, I have had a problem for a long time booting windows. I get so far and then i have to choose between "Windows XP Home" or "Windows XP professional". If i dont choose windows XP home, and choose Proffesional then I have to manually shut down and restart, which means i have to stay with my computer whilst it boots. I have never had a problem like this before. Anyone got any ideas. Also i think this might have something to do with my audio problems.

Thanks in Advance.
 

Answer:A problem booting Windows!

Eh?

Eh? Whats that all about?
 

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Hi all,

I have a problem booting into windows 7. Let me describe the problem further. I built my computer about a year ago and changed my old video card to a EVGA GTX 460 a couple months ago. The setup is running fine for a while. However, a few days ago, my computer suddenly froze and I have been stuck at "welcome" screen ever since with normal login.
I could boot into safe mode, and after some investigation, I could boot into windows disabling "Desktop Window Manager Session Manager", however if I start playing games, the computer starts crashing. The event viewer shows a bunch of errors, like

- DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service WSearch with arguments "" in order to run the server: {7D096C5F-AC08-4F1F-BEB7-5C22C517CE39}
- The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: discache spldr Wanarpv6
- Audit events have been dropped by the transport. 0

I also used WhoCrashed to look at the dump from BSOD. Here's the output:

crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\121610-26660-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: dxgkrnl.sys (dxgkrnl+0x5CEF8)
Bugcheck code: 0x116 (0xFFFFFA80072604E0, 0xFFFFF880105C1FBC, 0xFFFFFFFFC000009A, 0x4)
Error: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\dxgkrnl.sys
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: DirectX Graphics Kernel
Bug check description: This indicates that an attempt to reset the d... Read more

Answer:Problem booting into windows

Quote:
Bugcheck code: 0x116 (0xFFFFFA80072604E0, 0xFFFFF880105C1FBC, 0xFFFFFFFFC000009A, 0x4)
Error: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\dxgkrnl.sys


This stop 0x116 error is related to your GPU/graphic drivers
It is usually caused by a defective video card
STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting






Quote:
- Used my old video card and everything seems to be fine so far


This confirms that your new card is bad, RMA it if its still under warranty

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Hi !
I have P3 PC. recently I installed the new HDD 40GB ID connector. I installed Win xp sp2 in my PC and it had been working fine for few days. But later when I Power On the PC it display a message as " Safe mode, Command mode, etc. When I selected Normal mode again it start boot and display the same message and same screen.

Thank you in advance for your kind co-operation and advise.

Regards
Silas Srinivas

Answer:WINDOWS XP SP2 BOOTING PROBLEM

Hi

When you get the startup menu with Safe Mode etc try
"Last known good configuration", and if that does not work try
"Disable restart on system failure".

Hopefully the first option will get you back into windows or the second option will give you a blue screen.
If you do get a blue screen let us know what it says. The blue screen should have some kind of bugcheck code (eg. 0x0000000f4) and might mention a file name.

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Hi all,

My computer frozed up and when I restarted it, the system just halted at the booting stage. I have the WindowsXP disc but don't know how to get it to boot. In BIOS, I tried the CDROM, Removeable device, and IBA.. in the BOOT PRIORITY tab but the system halted. When I inserted the WinXP disc, it just wanted to setup Windows XP, which was already installed in the computer when I first bought it. My question is: is there something I can do to sucessfully boot the computer without having to resintall Windows XP, or to reformat my harddrive?

Here is the message I got:

""Intel Boot Agent Version 4.0.19
...
Intel Base-Code, PXE-2.1 (Build 083)
...

PXE-E53: No Boot filename received

PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.

Boot Failure: System Halted"
Thank you very much for any help.

Mazz
 

Answer:Problem booting, can't get into Windows

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Help!!! My computer will turn on and let me get to setup by pressing delete but will not boot up windows XP and im confused because it tells me the memory and so on but i just wont boot up the last thing it does after i turn it on is the floppy drive will be active and then goes off and it says on the screen didsk error please press ctrl+alt+del to restart, CAN ANYONE HELP ME FIX THIS PROBLEM???
 

Answer:Problem with Windows XP booting up

How old is the computer? What is the brand and model of computer or motherboard? How old is the hard drive.
This error can be caused by a lot of problems including driver failure of any of a number of components, memory module failure, power supply failure on one rail, CPU fan failure, or corrupt Windows install.
But the likely cause is a failed hard drive.
First test is to see if it will boot in SAFE MODE. Cold boot your computer by pressing the on button, then immediately tap the <F8> key once per second until you get the notice that it is booting in Safe Mode.
If it will fully boot in Safe Mode, then perhaps it is not the hard drive, and you can look for a video graphics port error which could be a hardware or driver failure.

Then to get out of Safe Mode, try

Start->Run-> sfc /scannow

My guess is that the hard drive is failing. The floppy drive is churning, and probably the optical drive as well, because Windows is seeking a boot device. This can mean that part of the hard drive boot sectors (First 8 sectors) are bad and cannot be repaired. Time to get a new hard drive.
The fact that you see the beginnings of a Windows boot means you have a 67% chance of rescuing your data using this old hard drive in a USB enclosure after you load windows onto the new drive... then dragging an dropping the old data, or using a recovery program.

Get back to us with brand and model and we will attempt to be more helpful.
 

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K well thanks for reading this and hello. I have expirienced this issue with my computer sometimes when i start up my computer it freezes with the blue bar and if i restart couple of times sometimes it will go in. So far i tried system restore and it did not fix it. I looked up the boot log file and here what i got(below). It seems like it goes ina loop to load the drivers and it cannot load them so plz help me find hte solution to fixing this. Thanks

file is C://Windows/ntblog.txt

I uploaded it it was to big to fit in here
So u can see how it goes over and over i think thats the reason it freezes thanks again
 

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Hello, i'v tried to fix one problem with hal.dll , i found the way: Must reipair WIdnows with Windows Xp CD... But when i'm trying to boot CD it's just writes in black background "PRess any key to boot from CD..." WHen i'm pressing any key it's thinking about 5sec. Then Appears blinking "-" Ant nothing changes for an Hours.... Can sb help me? If i could fix that i possible could fix my hal.dll Error too...


P.S. On another PC this CD is working Fine.

Answer:Problem with WIndows xp Booting CD

and welcome to the Forum

Is this an orginal XP install cd?

Is the keyboard USB or PS/2?

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This is my first post here.

My stepdaughter has been given a HP Pavilion 414-uk, Windows XP Home. It has had extra ram memory added but she does not now how much. Original harddrive 40gb and ram 256. That is about all I can tell you, except she has no discs at all, no recovery etc.

Everything has been running fine until! Her young son was playing on internet games (he has used them before). She left the computer on after he had finished and later in the evening after she had been on the internet to collect her web emails, she closed down and then shutdown in the usual way. However at this point the computer froze. But! instead of switching off at the power button she shut of the power from the wall .... I know shouldn't be done.

When she switched on the next day it went through the post process but up came the message roughly apologise for inconvenience but windows not successfully shutdown, a recent xxxx"

She now gets the usual list of, safe mode, safe mode command prompt, last known good configuration, safe mode network. She has tried to click on all but it just goes into a loop and starts all over again. We have tried the F8 approach - no good. Tried the F10 root which gives 2 options (regret didn't take note) she click on the one she thought was correct (do you want to restore your computer?, something like that) so she did but it then it came up that it would return it to factory state but it would remove all her files! Obviously... Read more

Answer:problem booting into windows xp

You could try here to access Recovery Console? It is a Good Tutorial from M$.http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_...s/wxprcons.htmlPost back later?

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I've been having a re-occurring PC problem that is driving me nuts! I'd appreciate it if someone could look over the following "error messages" that I get on my PC, perhaps diagnose the problem, and hopefully suggest solutions that I could try.
For your reference: I use Windows XP Home Version - Service Patch 2 as my operating system. The PC is a Gateway 700XL that I purchased in February 2002: Intel Pentium IIII 2.2.GHz processor, Intel 850 chipset, & 400 Mhz front side bus. I keep my operating system updated as well as my Norton AntiVirus program. I have "intermediate" PC skills. Usually I help others, but not this time!
This is a problem that I have with "booting up" my PC or "waking" my PC from "stand-by" mode. It doesn't happen every time, but almost every time! (See below)
Normally I would simply "repair" my Windows XP operating system software which must be corrupt, but I can't! When I put my original Gateway (OEM) Windows XP Setup disk in and hit ' r ' for repair, it asks for my "Administrator Password". I swear that I never set up a password! If so, I have no idea what it is! I tried such gems as "password", leaving it blank, & "gateway" in case they set up some default, but to no avail. After three attempts, the PC kicks me out. Amazingly my PC sometimes "boots up" and other times I have to just re-boot it until the PC final... Read more

Answer:Windows XP - Booting up Problem

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When I turned my computer on last night I got a blue error message screen, the computer rebooted and asked me which option to try restarting windows in--safe mode, safe mode with networking, last known success....  I try all the options and only had success when I rebooted in safe mode.  After I got there is asked if I wanted to go back to the last configuration which I tried three different dates without an success.  I tried to just restart the computer when it was in safe mode but I got the same error message.  Does anyone have any suggestions for what to try?

Answer:Windows XP booting problem

When in safe mode, what do you mean by last configuration? Do you mean system restore? Is restoring the computer to and earlier date not working?

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I recently upgraded to windows 8 with no issue. The problem now is every time i boot up my dell laptop i have to wait until i hear the windows music then i need to hibernate my laptop then turn it on again before the log in screen appears...

If i do not hibernate i just stare at a blank black screen

Can anyone help?

Thanks,
Rob

Answer:Windows 8 - booting problem

Did you upgrade to the latest BIOS (as recommended by Dell) before attempting the upgrade to Windows 8? Have you downloaded and installed all applicable Window 8 drivers from Dell?

Drivers & Downloads | Dell US

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My grandpa called and says he was playing a game on his computer online or on his computer (No off a disc) and he got to a certain level and his computer shutdown or went black and when he started to boot it back up he gets an option saying To boot into windows normally or you can click downward and boot into safe mode. He has tried both options numerous times and nothing happens, so he sat and waited awhile to see if anything would happen and nothing. (Also I asked him if he has a disc or floppy in the computer he said no, I don't know if that matters)

What could be the problem? I don't have access to the computer atm, But he is computer literate enough to follow directions I give him over the phone. Otherwise he is bringing it in to get fixed tomorrow, but of course that can be expensive.

Any help? Thanks.
 

Answer:Booting up windows problem

If he's got an xp cd he can try and do a repair install: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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Ok. So ever since about 9:30 two days ago, my own computer has not been able to start up at all. I took the hard drive out of that computer, attached it to another laptop (via a device called 'BlacX'), and ran scans on it to find out that it was infected with a Boot.Tidserv.

Several scans later (norton, malwarebytes, and even GMER), no Boot.Tidserv was found. However, returning my hard drive to my laptop still does not let me start windows.

Any solutions I have tried finding all lead to having the Windows 7 startup disk, which I don't have.

Is it still possible to fix my hard drive?


*edit* and No matter which Msinfo.exe I run, It gives the information on the current computer, not my hard drive

Answer:Having a problem booting Windows 7

Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Try this:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
System Repair Disc - Create

As you have had a nasty,it may be better to reinstall.
Can you post the make & model of the notebook.

If you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
than copy & paste your data into new install.

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The laptop goes to the screen with the restart and troubleshoot options. I have tried almost every option on there with no luck. I have tried to restore the system to two different restore points and it didn't do anything. I've tried to open safe mode but it wont let me. I tried to run cmd prompt but can't do anything since I can't get to elevated mode. Is there anything else I can try before a format? Is there a way to elevate the mode through the cmd prompt?

Answer:Problem booting windows 10

Ashaapathy said:

The laptop goes to the screen with the restart and troubleshoot options. I have tried almost every option on there with no luck. I have tried to restore the system to two different restore points and it didn't do anything. I've tried to open safe mode but it wont let me. I tried to run cmd prompt but can't do anything since I can't get to elevated mode. Is there anything else I can try before a format? Is there a way to elevate the mode through the cmd prompt?



Did you back up your data? Better yet, do you have a backup of your entire system?

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Hello

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate RC edition. My computer gets stuck on the Windows loading screen...then it reboots itself. I am wondering if there is a way to view the error which is causing this behavior, or maybe someone has a similar problem and can shed some light as to why this is happening.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Windows 7 Booting Problem

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode?
 

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Hi, I am having a problem getting past the welcome screen on windows xp . getting one error message saying that windows needs to be activated preceeded by a beep ,when I press ok button nothing happens.acer laptop ferrari3000 windows xp .Any help appreciated

Answer:windows booting problem.

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when i boot my computer(not restart or standby or hibernate) it gets to the loading screen for a few onds then it reboots itself and i have to select load from last known good config if there is a solution ro the problem could someone please tell me,cheers

Answer:windows XP booting problem

click here

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When i boot my PC and it gets to XP logo screen, the little bar that moves stops moving for like 30 seconds then moves a lil then continues to load windows. But it stays their for like 1-2 mins before it loads into windows.. i dont have alot of process's running... It started doing this after i updated my computer with windows updates. i have windows xp home sp1. i hate sp2.

Answer:Problem with windows booting

Quote:




Originally posted by Dr.Gootch
i hate sp2.




Why? It provides better security for your computer as well as hotfixes.



Quote:




When i boot my PC and it gets to XP logo screen, the little bar that moves stops moving for like 30 seconds then moves a lil then continues to load windows




Have you scanned for viruses or spyware?

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Hi,

Helping a friend with their pc. When he turns it on it gets to the Windows XP Home Edition screen and then suddenly reboots. There is a flash of blue screen but it is too quick to see the error. Have tried all booting options from Safe to Last Config that worked. Have tried Repairing with Windows XP disk but when I select the option for recovery console the C promt appears and the only advice is that if I want to quit then I should type EXIT. I typed DIR and after displaying the text "Directory of C:\" I get the message "An error occured during directory enumeration."

I thought it may be a RAM failure but when I tried putting different RAM in there was no change.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Cheers,
Red

Answer:WIndows XP booting problem

So it crashes in recovery console? sounds hardware related, try taking out your HDD and putting a new one in and try to install windows on it and see what happens.

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Hi dolls, I would just like to get my computer to begin working again since its my friend Leona's on and she is very particular about her stuff. It all began when I was using a social network [Tumblr] when this problem occurred. It began to freeze so I opened the tab again to find a The Blue Screen of DEATH on her computer. IT STATED AS FOLLOWED
Unmountable Boot Volume.
xxx stop 0x000000ED COXFFFFFA8000684BCDB, OX FFFFFFFFC00000B5, 0X0000000000000000,0 X0000000000000000.
Can someone please help me
PS
I have no CD of windows on the said computer and every time I try to restart it it gives this problem. and restarts again when I click on fix this problem it has a black screen with a mouse nothing more nothing less. I spent all day yesterday trying to fix the problem and the computer remained black with the cursor.
Who ever helps me I will always be indebted  

Answer:Windows 7 Booting problem

Hi,
Let's try the easy stuff first. (1) Turn off the computer, disconnect the power supply and remove the battery for about 30 seconds ( turn the computer over and you will see two catches. Operate these and the battery will slide out ). Put the battery back in, re-connect the power supply and re-start. This cures a lot of problems !  If this doesn't work, then,
 
(2)  Turn the computer on again, and, while the BIOS screen is showing - that's the screen before it says 'Windows Starting' -press the F8 key a couple of times. This will either bring up a list of drives on the computer - in which case use the up and down arrow keys to select the hard drive, then press enter - or it will bring up a black screen with white text with, near the top, reference to various forms of 'Safe Mode'.
 
Use the Up/Down arrow keys to select 'Safe Mode with Networking' and press 'Enter'. this should start the computer running. It will look odd, a black screen with large icons in an array, but this is normal. Let it finish starting in safe mode then click on the 'Start' button and shut it down. Then re-start it, and with a bit of luck it will work normally again.
 
If none of the above works, come back here but with details of the make and model of the computer.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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I am running Windows 7 Ultimate and i rebooted my computer and now its loading a "Chromium" loading screen.
Idk what happened. I have Linux Ubuntu on a flash drive in the computer but why is it loading Chromium?
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Answer:HELP please: problem booting Windows 7 PC

I think you've answered your question, the flash drive is performing a repair.
To prove the point, remove the flash drive and reboot the pc.

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When I boot up my computer, a screen comes up asking me to select the operating system to use. It gives me the choice of two XP versions. Since there is only one OS on my system, I am really befuddled. Is there any way to remove this screen? (I have clicked them both -- one boots me up just fine, while the other gives me an error and tells me to reinstall XP.)
 

Answer:Windows XP problem when booting up

To remove the bad option, please follow the steps below:

1. Hit windows key + r (or click start --> run)
2. Type 'msconfig' (without the quotes)
3. Press enter (or click ok)
4. Select the 'boot.ini' tab

Here, you will see a line that corresponds to the erroneous value in your boot options menu. Delete it, and you won't see it again!
 

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Hi all, Currently I have a dell computer, running on windows 7 32bit. Upon starting the computer i am brought to a black screen with two options. number one, run repair, Number two, Continue with loading, upon clicking the first one a gray bar appears that says "Windows is loading files" and simply stays there indefinitely, upon clicking the second one the computer restarts and brings me back to the black screen with two options. I downloaded a windows 7 repair disk and placed it in my computer and booted it from there, and got past the previous problem, where this time I come upon the setup of windows, where i'm asked what language and keyboard format etc, then it asks for a "computer image" which I don't have, and have no way of getting, Please help, I'm sorry if anything seems unclear, currently I'm writing this on a family members laptop.

Answer:Problem booting windows 7

Any luck trying to get into Safe Mode by tapping F8? If you can, try a System Restore and or chkdsk/f. In the future, there are free programs that image your HD and it's worth having a backup as you see.

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My computer regularly takes two or three attempts to boot into Windows (98se). I have run system file checker, virus scans and checked for conflicts but can find nothing amiss. Once in everything works just fine. Can anyone tell me what the problem is?

Answer:Problem booting into Windows

sounds like programs starting up or drivers loading at start up try bootvis if its xp you have.and it will speed things up a bit click here

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Hi all
I'm having a problem about using DisplayPort cable.

My PC(Win7, GTX970) and Monitor(Philips 4065UC) are connected by a DP cable.

When i boot up my pc, Monitor says "no signal" between the windows logo screen and the login screen for a few seconds. (Everything is OK except for this issue!)

I have no clue what the problem is.
Can someone please tell me how to solve this problem?

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Hello, I've got a problem with Windows 8.1. Few weeks ago my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15r) started having problems with booting, after the windows loading screen, it took up to 15 minutes to show me the password screen (does anyone know how to fix it?), and even though it took time, I didn't mind that. When I disabled the password, it boots up quicly, but part of the screen on the right (where it'd open the sidebar thing) is not usable, the taskbar there isn't showing and I can't even create the password, because all the things that are the Windows 8 'apps' (PC settings, screen where I'd be able to create a password, even start!) are just a black screen.
I tried to create the password in the safe mode, but all it's showing is a black screen with coursor that blinks every time I move it.
HELP? Can I even fix it without formatting my laptop?
(I'm attaching a picture of my desktop with the right side not usable)

Answer:Problem with booting Windows 8.1

I don't have a Windows 8.1 OS but here are some links may help:
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/desktop-tutorial
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/use-the-taskbar

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hi Everybody, My Laptop is having Windows OS XP and some problem while booting. Windows doesn't even load. It just goes to a message saying: Windows Could not start because of an error in software.Load needed DLLs for Kernel.Please anyone tell me the solution for problem

Answer:Windows XP Booting Problem

load needed dlls for kernel windows xphttp://tinyurl.com/3hhtjwlhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/812450

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I've had a MESH PC for just over 2 years. Yesterday evening, I encountered problems when switiching the PC on.After trying to boot up, PC come up with an error message regarding a Windows/System 32 file - unable to locate or corrupt.I have spoken to MESH Support who advises that it is a software problem therefore having to go to their Software Support (at 1 per min!!. Having spent half an hour with them last night, after trying various things (including messing around with BIOS settings), they have taken me to a point in the MESH recovery application whereby I am asked to reset to Factory Settings (an earlier attemt to reload XP having failed because unable to locate Windows XP application). In doing so, I am told that I will lose all personal files/data (I haven't backed up in a while!!). Before I progress in doing this:1. Is there anyway to transfer my personal files taking account of current state of PC?2. Do I have to reset to Factory Settings? Will this truely fix my problem? Is there anyway to restore as at another date?MESH have not asked me to use the Recovery CD yet.

Answer:Windows XP/booting up Problem

Try the recovery CD and see if there is an option to do a repair install where you should not loose data.

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Hey, people! I have tried to downgrade my laptop back to Windows 7, but i think something went wrong. I failed the downgrading and now when i'm  turning on my computer, it gives me a black screen(I'll write the stuff it tell me in this post in a minute) .

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Hi, need some help please! My son turned on the laptop this morning and cam up with the following message:

We apologize for the inconvenience, but windwos did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped, restarted unexpectedly or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders chose last known good confirguration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attepmt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose start windows normally

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Start Windows Normally

I have tried all the options above but I keep going round in circles and keep coming back to the above message.

I also put a Windows disk in, booted from the CD/DVD drive and once loaded selected the R for repair option but came up with the following message:

NTFS.SYS - ADDRESS F71CF1FC BASE AT 71C2000, DATE STAMP 41C07EEA

Needless to say I would like to avoid having to re-install Windows losing all my personal files.

Appreciate your assistance in gettign Windows started to enable me to access my laptop.

Thanks & Regards,

Mayur

Answer:Windows XP Booting Problem

Hello mpabari

A corrupted NTFS.sys is usually caused by a physical bad hard disk, corrupted filesystem or bad memory.


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I also put a Windows disk in, booted from the CD/DVD drive and once loaded selected the R for repair option but came up with the following message




Which "R" are you referring to?
There is an "R" for the Recovery Console and an "R" much further on in setup to do a "Repair" of XP

If you have not tried the "R" for the Recovery Console, try using it now to replace NTFS.sys
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;822800

If you cannot access the Recovery Console, it will be a case of testing some hardware.

Please test the hard drive first

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

If you don't know the make of hard drive Hitachi Drive Fitness Test will work with any make.

Download the CD image and burn it. Boot up with CD to test the drive

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Alright when I start windows it asked me to select which way I would like to start it, Normally, Safe Mode Etc... If i pick the normal startup i get a blue screen and an error message, but if i choose to use safe mode it works good.. No problems at all with it works really good in safe mode, but wont start normally. Any Help Would Be Appreciated, Thanks.

Answer:Windows XP Booting Problem?

Sounds like a driver or other application component has failed.

You installed any new software/hardware recently???

Try using the "last known good" option.

If that fails try booting to safe mode the use system restore.

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my windows XP has refused to boot up. while booting up it brings me to the standard "windows shut down incorrectly" and you have to choose which way you want to boot windows, "safe mode - networking" "safe mode - no networking" "run windows regularly" etc. I have choosen each one and all the times it has tried to boot windows, but it brings me to a message that says "please insert boot disc to A:". looking for help!
 

Answer:Problem Booting Windows XP

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Hi,
I have installed Windows 7 32Bit in a USB but while i am trying to boot from the USB it returns to the Hard Drive.
Thanks

Answer:Problem while booting windows 7 on a usb

Is this the same PC that you installed the OS? It won't work otherwise.
Are you selecting the correct Boot device?

Try removing other HDDs and see if it will boot?
Try marking the partition as active with Partition Wizard free.

See if this will help you [project] PWBoot &#60;Latest version: 3.0.2&#62; - Project forge - reboot.pro

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I just recently upgraded my video card to an ATI x800 and was having some issues (screen was shaking). Turns out it was bad/old drivers. I uninstalled the bad ones which solved the problem, downloaded the newest ones, installed, and upon reboot, I get a black screen. I get the black screen at the point where it would normally load the desktop (after the windows logo is displayed with the little progress bar). Can anyone give me any advice on what to do? I can access the bios and I can also access the boot menu (but haven't had any luck with either). If I could boot to a previous point where things were working better or even access safe mode and delete the new driver package, that'd be great. Any suggestions? I'm sort of at my wits end as I've had 1 problem after another. Thanks for any and all help. I appreciate it.

Edit: The motherboarde is a P5NSLI Series if that helps.

Edit2: I managed to force it in to Safe Mode due to the fact that I couldn't find another way. Powered on and then manually powered off before windows fully loaded. Upon restart it allowed me to enter safe mode. (Restoring to a point where everything was working properly had no effect). Don't know if all of this will help. I'll keep posting with further problems as I'm sure I'll have them.

Edit3: When I tried to uninstall the ATI visual drivers, I get the error "Unable to Initialize". My first thought was that maybe on the prior install it didn'... Read more

Answer:problem booting windows

sawtoothgrin said:

I just recently upgraded my video card to an ATI x800 and was having some issues (screen was shaking). Turns out it was bad/old drivers. I uninstalled the bad ones which solved the problem, downloaded the newest ones, installed, and upon reboot, I get a black screen. I get the black screen at the point where it would normally load the desktop (after the windows logo is displayed with the little progress bar). Can anyone give me any advice on what to do? I can access the bios and I can also access the boot menu (but haven't had any luck with either). If I could boot to a previous point where things were working better or even access safe mode and delete the new driver package, that'd be great. Any suggestions? I'm sort of at my wits end as I've had 1 problem after another. Thanks for any and all help. I appreciate it.

Edit: The motherboarde is a P5NSLI Series if that helps.[/QUOTE
Hi sawtoothgrin
You should be able to access safe mode with F8 or the key you use as soon as the bios screen as gone.
What you need to do is to clean your video drivers before you up date to the latest.Google driver cleaner pro it is free and safe.Read up on how to use it ,it is easy but always make sure you are in safemode when you clean.
Boot into safe mode and remove your video drivers then reboot and download driver cleaner
then reboot back into safe mode and clean you video drivers reboot and if you are sure your new drivers are not corrupt reinstall them... Read more

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I am inquiring about another computer that is a desktop with windows xp home edition. It is a amd athlon 64 x2 dual core processor 4400+. It has 1gb ram and 120 gb hardrive by wdc. 2.3 ghertz.
My problem is that will boot up after 20 or more times of hard booting and then it will only boot to the flashing cursor screen. Then after booting that several times it will boot to the bios and then rebooting a few more times after then it will boot all the way up and runs fine for a few hours. then it will crash and then I have to do the same thing all over again. Could my hard drive be going out?

 

Answer:problem booting to windows xp

what are you running
video card brand and model
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
model
wattage

check the listings in the bios for 12v line voltages and temperatures and post them
sounds like a failing power supply
 

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So every time i want to start the laptop (asus x550ln) i get this "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert Boot media in selected Boot device and press any key", so i inserted the disk with windows 8.1 and it every time just stops at Setup is Starting if i chose to install and if i chose to repair it gets stuck on a blue screen, all i can do is press enter and it gets me back to the window from where to chose these options.

I searched for a few hours the internet but couldn't find a solution, i hope that my hard drive isn't gone...

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I shut my computer down while a few programs where still running due to it freezing. I now try to start my computer and it goes right the screen with the options to either;Start computer on Safe modeStart computer Safe Mdode Command Prompt onlyStart using last succesful configurationStart Windows normallyNo matter which I choose my computer goes to starting up Windows...Then fails and trys again...Right before the computer turns off to restart I see a blue screen for a very breif moment. It is an endless cycle....Is anyone familar with the problem? I can't get past this blue screen.I am not that computer literate, but I think it might be a virus. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it.Thanks

Answer:Windows booting problem

Try last good config again. No joy?What percisely does the error message say?Try, at the command prompt, typingscanreg /restoreand choosing a time when your computer worked.

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Hi,

OK here's my problem.

I went to install Windows XP SP1 upgrade and everything looked great until I restarted my computer. Then I got some crazy Stop error and it would not let me go into XP unless I went to safe mode. So, I worked and worked on ways for me to get into XP and even checked out Knowledge support on Microsoft for a solution. Nothing helped. So I put in the XP CD and tried repair, still nothing worked, somehow I got some volume list and saw that I had two volumes. One with my XP on it and some other volume (volume 1) with something like 352K on it. I had the option of clearing a volume so I thought what the heck I'll try anything now and cleared volume 1. Now after rebooting I got a screen that said that no OS could be found. SO, after changing the CD drive to the first boot, I put in the CD and re-installed Windows XP with the option to install it to a different folder which I named C:\win. I did this because I did not want to lose all of my programs and data (having no backups). OK now, XP works, I am being booted up on the new installation which is fine and I have to install all my programs again to the new XP installation, no hugh deal, but how do I clear off the old XP (the one with all of the problems). Whenever I turn on the Computer I must choose which XP to choose from before it lets me continue. The first XP is the new one. If I choose the second XP then it just gives me the screen that says I cant boot up to XP because of some problem. I... Read more

Answer:Windows xp sp1 booting problem

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Hello everyone,
I am in a bad trouble with two operating systems-xp and windows 7.
I had windows xp. Some days ago I installed windows 7 evaluation copy and i loved it. Xp was in C: drive. I got windows 7 from one of my friends and
installed it in D: drive from a pen drive; it was non-bootable.

After using both operating systems for about a month today I reinstalled windows xp and as you can guess windows 7 disappeared form the boot menu.

I totally forgot about the boot.ini file in C: drive and did not backup it. I don't know much about this, but I think, Windows 7 added an extra line with specific commands in that boot.ini file or something like that.

If you know what that command would be please let me know.

*Repairing windows 7 is not an option.

*Here is the boot.ini

Code:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
*I added this line to try, but didn't work.

Code:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows 7"

Answer:Windows 7 booting problem

Please those who are using dual Operating system Xp and windows 7, kindly paste your boot.ini file contents.
Please.............

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Hi all.
A common problem, and there are lots of threads with similar problems - but none that are the same.

When I boot up normally, I can't get past the loaded desktop picture without taskbar/startbar/icons. So windows just stops loading at this point. When I press ctrl-alt-del taskmanager appears normally. I can log off the user and return to the select user screen. But that's all I can do and have to just shut down.

When I try and load in safe mode by pressing F8 I am given a blue screen Boot Menu with command "Select a Boot First device" and options - Hard Disk or CDROM but the keyboard has no effect and cannot choose either of the options, or escape. I have to just turn off my computer by pressing the off button.

I have tried booting from a windows XP CD (not mine, but I hope I'm right in thinking that doesn't matter), and have to "press any key to boot from CD", however the same thing happens as above with the loaded desktop picture.

I have also tried holding shift whilst windows is loading to see if I can not open certain programs on startup, but this is not working.

Can anyone help a greengiant in distress?
Many thanks...
 

Answer:Problem booting Windows XP

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Hi everyone,
Sorry if the text is long, I tried to present my problem as precisely as possible.
I had some Usb 3 devices (hard drives and flash drives) that I knew work, but weren't recognized specifically on the
usb 3 ports of my own desktop computer.
They weren't even appearing nameless in the Disk management.
I did have a small error sign in the Device Manager at the USB Superspeed line :
"This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"

Answer:Went from usb 3 problem to Windows 10 not booting

So I found this as a potential solution :
Which leads to modifying the registry
so I went on and deleted the upper and lowerfilters from the registry for the "hard drive" value as suggested.
But a bigger problem appeared when I tried to restart the computer to see if that had done the trick.
"Inaccessible boot device" appeared when trying to boot Windows 10.
I can only access that blue windows boot manager or the BIOS (or Windows from a key).
Here's where I'm at :
- The Automatic Repair / Startup repair option doesn't work ("startup repair couldn't repair your PC")
- Can't access any special boot mode like the Safe mode as it's advised on the web
- I figured it my be that Windows tries to boot on the wrong disk, but when I manually select
my usual C drive to boot it says "Reboot and select proper boot device"
- I don't have a System Restore option, nor a System Image Recovery
- I tried messing with the chkdsk command in the command prompt but wasn't successful
The command prompt tells me I'm on an X: drive, not the C:
- I tried to reinstall windows without loosing data ( ) by creating a
bootable key, but when I boot from that key and try to install windows without loosing data ("Upgrade : Install Windows
and keep files, settings and applications"), it tells me, quite logically :
"The computer started the Windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so
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Acer desktop PC will not boot running on windows 7. This happenned about 2 days after I installed an antivirus program called Avast. However the computer already had installed the microsoft security essentials, the same problem happenned with my computer so I logged in safe mode and uninstalled the antivirus Avast. However when I try to get into safe mode in this desktop computer, the system gets frozen and the last line it shows its the disk.sys driver being loaded. Anything I can do?
 

Answer:Problem booting Windows 7

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We have had problems with the about:blank virus so was trying to correct this and downloaded a free trial of Panda anti-virus. When I tried to reboot, now Windows will come up but it just sits there. I am pretty sure that I just have to many programs downloaded (should have deleted Norton first) so it is probably a memory overload. But no matter how long I wait (even let the computer sit overnight) Windows will not boot up completely so I can't delete Panda or Norton. Can't do anything... Is there a way that I can delete one of these programs using recovery console? I tried booting in Safe Mode but it still does the same thing.
 

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the machine loads bios, but fails to boot to windows for about 5 minutes, if i keep hitting contr-alt-del and trying again it will eventually tell me windows failed to load due to not finding USBd and that the keyboard, which is usb cant commo? any ideas how to fix? Seems to have come about since i loaded a new epson rx620 printer and drivers, i have updated the driver, help anyone?

Answer:Problem Booting Windows

go into your BIOS and find the option for boot order, if you are booting off your hard drive make sure it is first on the list and this may solve your problem. if something goes wrong and your computer doesn't boot after that make sure you remember the original order and change it back to what it was.

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Ok first and foremost the pc being worked on is an emachines pc. Now I had a problem with this computer once before where the computer shut down on its own and would not restart. I reformatted the hard-drive and re-installed windows XP with the emachines boot disc. The computer has worked fine for about 4 months since then and now it is doing the same thing again... it shut down on its own initially and when I restarted it, it never made it past the windows xp loading screen before shutting down. One time I got it to boot in safe mode and had it to the desktop and then it shut down, and now it won't even let me run the boot disc before it crashes. Any help will be much appreciated.

thanks
 

Answer:Windows XP problem booting up

Is everything clean from dust and all fans working? If you can get into BIOS there is usually a temp monitor (although I can't say for sure with emachines). Check to see if things are overheating.
 

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After I updated to windows 8.1 when I boot up my computer it won't turn on. It displays the dell boot up screen and the windows boot up screen then it goes black. When it's black I have to hit the power button then wait for it to sleep then hit the power button again then it turns back on and let's me in my screen. I just wanted to know if anyone knew how to fix this because it is agitating and I want to sell my computer and get a new one. So if anyone knows how to fix this i'm open for ideas.

Answer:Windows 8.1 booting problem

Have you tried using the installation CD to do a startup repair?
Keep us posted
Dick

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