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Question: win-install / bad sectors / cannot boot anymore

Hi everyone.About 3 days ago, my notebook with win10x64 / lenovo ideapad z580 stopped to work. It was really slowly so I restarted that and then there was just 0xc00000f, 0xc000225 and winload.efi error info on blue screen.I tried to save some data via ubuntu liveCD but could not access partition where I have win system and some sw [NTFS inconsistent, input/output error and so on...] I could not mount into that part at all. I found out that there is something over 52 bad sectors and 54? C / 129? F.I know that I should just buy new one / my will is to do so. But I cannot do that in shorter time than +- in month.I was just interested, If I will reinstal win, will it find bad sectors and ignore them during proccess? If no, how can I find them?I made new USB win10 boot device and wanted to run chkdsk but it denied access to me. Actually anything about copying healthy boot/files, fixing etc. was not successful... Even if the time of function would be really short, I cannot chose different option now.Thank you for reply and sorry for language.I am desperate, thank you for advice. anz different advice how to solve this situation is welcome.

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Preferred Solution: win-install / bad sectors / cannot boot anymore

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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So the PC froze up on me today, was getting very random CPU spikes. So i rebooted it, upon reboot i saw as the Bios loaded up:

"SMART command failed" on one of my Hard drives. It was my WD 1Tb (not a boot drive, just data).

When i finally got to windows, i couldnt access the drive, it told me to format.
So i rebooted once more, CHKDSK ran on the HDD. It found 4 unreadable file sectors. Still cant access the drive.
Then i boot into my OSX installation (dual boot), and i can access the drive perfectly fine, all files in tact.

So now im running CHKDSK e:/r and its taking a long while. Is there anything else i should do apart from backup?

How can i get it to just delete the 4 bad sectors and mark them as bad sectors?

Answer:1Tb HDD not accessible anymore =( Unreadable file sectors

Quote: Originally Posted by jasjeet

How can i get it to just delete the 4 bad sectors and mark them as bad sectors?

Checkdisk should find the bad sectors and isolate them, making them unusable.

I'd also download the hard drive manufacturer's drive utility and run it. If it fails, you may have a warranty claim.

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Hey =)

My screen randomly froze yesterday (stayed locked, couldn't move mouse or anything) and now W7 is stuck at "Starting Windows". The little icons won't appear and it stays stuck there for hours.

In safe-mode it gets stuck at CLASSPNP.SYS and locks.

Trying to reinstall doesn't work, it just reloops. I tried with another HDD, with new RAM, with another Video-Card, reset CMOS, nothing works.

Surprisingly, I can boot up Ubuntu just fine atm, no problem whatsoever.

I had this same issue when I had Windows Vista....anyone able to figure out what's happening?

Answer:Can't boot or Install anymore.

Press F8 until you can see the option to see safe mode with command prompt, then type rstrui.exe

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The CD drives are Lite-on DVD-411S and 52327S.
I've tried booting both my old windows 98 CD and a CD I made with an old 98 boot disk as the boot. It will, though, boot Windows 2000 and Slackware 10 install discs fine.
The error message is:
I/O error.
Replace the disk and press any key.

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I've been putting off learning the finer points of Vista until the 2nd edition of the Resource Kit comes out, so I'm stuck with what's probably a simple problem.

I need to access the Vista DVD's \boot\bootsect.exe file off a boot, however upon booting off the Vista DVD and opening a command prompt, you can't access the optical drive's \boot\ folder as many Microsoft KB's suggest.

Any advice on what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks in advance!

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Hey guys, I come to you for some support with an odd issue I am having.


New hard drive showed 72 pending sectors, cleared upon low level format with no increase in reallocated sector count.


I had an external goflex desk 2tb that died shortly after getting my 80mb fibre and doing some high speed downloading. The issues specifically were a very high temp recorded in smart with 2120 bad sectors that could not be reallocated.

This drive was replaced with an external 2tb backup plus that within hours of usage showed large amounts of raw read error rates and several pending sectors.

This drive was again replaced for the drive I have now.

I noticed in my torrent client that there had been a write error to the drive. I proceeded to do the usual tests and I found 16 pending sectors. This rapidly escalated to 72.


High speed downloading is damaging my hard drives? I know that can't be right but I am at a loss. I download at approx 7mb/s and the drives have all been able to write at that speed.

I suspect that the original go flex drive simply burned out as it is known to be terrible at heat dissipation. I'm not sure what happened to the second drive but it was failing quickly.

As for this current drive, I have done a low level format and, oddly, all 72 pending sectors have been cleared yet the reallocated sector count did not increase at all. Am I correct to assume that this was in fact a false positive? I wonder if perhaps my torrent clie... Read more

Answer:Solved: Pending sectors fixed, reallocated sectors count still 0?

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I have an Acer Travelmate 4400 laptop . I partitioned the hard drive into two drives, C: and D: (Fat 32). The widows XP dir is on the C: drive.

My problem followed the computer being turned off in the middle of a defrag of the C: drive. Following that, it would freeze during start-up at the screen before logging in.

I have since done a scandisk and chkdsk in which repairs were made to files involved with the start-up. Now the computer won't go into Windows.

I next booted from an XP CD, and went to repair console, but at the point after i select the dirve that has the Windows file and press enter, the computer freezes. Is there a way to proceed to remedy this?


Answer:bad boot sectors - missing boot files

hi i am very new to this forum but i may have a remedy to your problem, put in your xp cd goto install xp, dont goto repair option go to install windows and it will give a option to install but leave current files intact this method works i have done it it re- installs your windows registry from the xp cd without the formatting of the drive, it sounds like your registry is shafted anyway so i would deffo try it, please let us know if it works e -mail me at......

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just this morning my computer wouldn't boot, it would get to the XP startup screen and then for about 1/10 of a second it would show the 'blue screen of death' and I saw some hexadecimal values. I put in the XP CD and went to the recovery console, I didn't know how to work it before because I never used it but I figured out what the commands do with Help, I rebuilt the boot and master boot sectors and now it boots fine.
what could have corrupted the boot and master boot sectors?
- and I know I didn't have any viruses

Answer:corrupt boot + master boot sectors

whats the message on that blue screen?
How many HDD are you using? Do you have a multi-boot system before?
changing you MBS is a very risky procedure.. so better cheak these question first before you do some changes.
were happy that your PC work just fine now.


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I have a multi boot system with XP on two of my four partitions. The partitions with no o/s I use for storing documents.
Q. how many boot sectors do I have, have I one on each partition or only on the partitions with an o/s installed on them.


Answer:How many boot sectors have I

One MBR in cylinder 0, Head 0, sector 0; this sector can not be remapped - - it is always read first

There is also a "boot" sector (relative sector 0) in each partition. You can see this
in operation when
1) the MBR may have a multi boot option and when you select one
2) you get a secondary choice, eg Linux kernel choice A vs B

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Question: Boot Sectors

I have a quick question that I have been trying to search an answer for, but have had no luck. How many boot sectors should one have? I have reinstalled windows a few times now, and I was wondering if a new sector is created each time? In my norton antivirus, it says something like 5 boot sectors scanned?

Any Help is greatly appreciated,


Answer:Boot Sectors

anyone have any ideas on this? I can't seem to find info anywhere

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Does a windows 7 dvd come with both 32bit and 64 bit option of os setup?
Is the boot for both the same?

Answer:are the boot sectors of a 32 bit and 64 bit win 7 dvd different?

Originally Posted by perfection Does a windows 7 dvd come with both 32bit and 64 bit option of os setup?
Is the boot for both the same? Yes all Retail disk's include both. Not sure about anyone elses because my disk come from Toshiba, but upon loading the disk, mine opens an dialog asking me which version to install

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Hey I'm dual booting both XP and vista using BootIT NG.. i usually use xp. after installing some updates of xp I restarted my comp and im not sure if i changed anything but now when i try to boot xp it says "The boot sector does not support its location on the hard drive" i am currently using vista right now and i hate it. someone please help

Answer:Who knows about boot sectors? Please help

This might make for an interesting read.

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System is WinXP, 1Gb RAM, GeForce FX5200, P4 2ghz.

I get to the WinXP loading screen, and it dies with a flash of the blue screen. I've attached it to my own system as a slave, and after a scan by XP it says the disk has 12kb in bad sectors. Any ideas on repair?

Answer:Bad Sectors, Boot Death

In addition, I cannot boot into safe mode. It dies there as well. Will I be able to use a util such as maxblast?

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I got a Toshiba Satellite A10
Model no: PSA10E-018EZ-DU

The problem is that te comp. won't start up.
there are some sectors of the HD bad or damaged
I did run chkdsk a few weeks ago it helped but now there again problems.
so chkdsk is running again.
Is there a better program for checking your HD. or must I do something else?

A new HD?
What kind of HD must I look for?
is any HD for a nootbook oke?
Or are there limitations for a HD of the satellite A10?

Met vriendelijke groeten
Kees Folmer

Answer:Satellite A10 won't boot up - bad sectors on HDD

HI Kees,

There are other utilities that you can use to check your hard drive (Norton Disk Doctor for example) but CHKDSK is as good as any others.

If you are getting repeated hard drive problems then this is a good indication that a new hard drive is required. I suggest you try to back-up your data while you still can. I am not aware of any limitations as to the capacity of any hard drive that you choose for your A10 but it must obviously be the same form factor as your existing drive. You may also wish to consider using a drive with a higher rotation speed than the original drive.


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My computer running windows 10 wouldn't boot. It just stopped one-third of the way thru booting. Had my computer guy diagnose problem. He said there were bad sectors in the boot disk area. I put in a new hard drive and installed windows 10. Kept the old disk as slave. Everything works fine. My question: can the bad sectors be repaired? Any other solution to this problem?

Answer:Bad Sectors in boot disk

It is possible to mark bad sectors so Windows doesn't use them, but how many more are about to occur is the question. For the cost of a new drive these days you prolly did the right thing replacing it. You could just reformat the old one and it and use it as an external drive for NON IMPORTANT data. You can buy an enclosure, or even a usb caddy, or simply cables to connect it if you want. Do remember you've had a warning with it so don't put any critical data on it as a single source.

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What is a good tutorial about boot sectors and specifically about Windows 7 booting process? For example, if I have a Windows 7 partition copied, but the boot manager and all boot information was present on a different physical drive that has since been destroyed, how would I go about viewing and editing the boot sector to make the system boot again? I assume the boot sector should contain a few bytes of data pointing to some sort of preliminary Windows 7 system file present on all Windows 7 installations that then launches the rest of the OS. Is there a tutorial for this? I'd like to know what I'm doing when I backup/restore images instead of doing trial and error until something works.

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My R50/p has lost some sectors. The message I get is something like: Following file is missing or corrupt; \windows\system32\config\system\. Then it suggests that I can attempt to repair it with the original system Setup CD ROM. But I don't have that. I do have a 5 CD set called Product Recovery CD for Thinkpad... . However, that doesn't seem to be what it needs. Those 5 disks seem to want to format the hard drive, and the time or two I've used them in the past, that's what they did. I'm struggling to retain the data on my system, and not do a complete scorched earth fix. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Answer:R50p won't boot; reports bad sectors

I have begun downloading R/R 4.21. Still, if anyone has a suggestion, it would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Hi there,

Am writing this on my phone seeing as I cannot use my laptop any more so please bear with me!

Ok here is a potted history of the problems I have had:

After numerous hard resets due to my 2010 Dell Inspiron Laptop overheating or crashing, I discovered through the SMART utility that there were 14 sectors 'pending'. During a mass transfer of photos etc from my camera to picasa, it crashed again due to overheating. Thereafter, the HD light would permanently remain on when I tried to open the folder containing the photos I was transferring. This indicated to me that there was some corruption or similar defect in there at that location....

Sensing imminent failure I copied everything I could think of that was of value to an external HD. I couldn't do a full image or full backup as it was slightly too small for it all.

I then did chkdsk at startup, followed by chkdsk /r. This promptly found several bad sectors and attempted to repair them but this then proceeded to crash, hanging for hours at the same place with the usual constant HD activity. I then had to turn it off eventually as it had obviously not worked.

Turning it back on, I was presented with the 'boot device not found' error.

I then tried to use the W7 recovery disk to try startup repair but after a very slow and drawn out loading process this failed on installation of drivers by giving a login error. I couldn't even get to the main recovery options menu. I had to then cold reset again.
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Answer:HD bad sectors, now cannot boot even from recovery disk!

can it be that ur memory has gone bad?..try to do memory test

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please note that the following problem occurs on my promary slave drive, and not the one containing the operating system. I was having a few problems with my drive so i ran a scandisk on it and it came back with the error "the second ntfs boot sector is unwritable". after having a quick look on the net someone suggested the solution to format the drive. so i have dont just that, but near completion of the format, it came up with error saying the now the first and second ntfs boot sector is unwritable and would not let me complete the format. How do i fix this problem so i can use the drive again, as i cant enter it now as it says it needs formatting?
thank you in advance to n e 1 that helps

Answer:1st and 2nd ntfs boot sectors unwritable

Low Level Format may help. After that run a diagnose tool for your hard disk (download from manufacturer's download page).

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Drive C was an old IDE drive with XP on it. I installed and new SATA drive for WIN 7. Win 7 installed and activated just fine. Now I want to remove the Old IDE XP drive from the machine but the boot partition is on the IDE drive. I need to know how to remove the old drive and make the new SATA drive bootable into the Win 7 install on it.

Answer:Removing C drive with Boot Sectors

take out the IDE drive then boot from the Windows DVD and run startup repair.

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XP, Toshiba Satellite Model PSL33U-02401D

Was told by toshiba website to turn it on and hold down the zero key. Then it went into XP recovery screen to fix errors. Although it fixed some it did not fix the following:
Boot sector damage, Hard drive bad sectors, Damage HD clusters, & low on RAM

I'm using a different computer now. I'm wondering if I ordered the disks from Toshiba is it would fix the operating errors.

Thank you for any help you can give me.

Answer:boot sector damage HD bad sectors XP

Ordering restore/recovery disks arent going to fix a failing harddrive.You are going to need to replace the harddrive and if more ram is needed then you will have to do so.Hopefully you dont have anything on the drive you want to save but if you do a usb sata/ide connector might salvage anything you dont want lost forever.

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Long story short I shipped a lenovo x220 for mobo repacement with the HDD. I got it back, but windows bsod on boot. I found out this was a conflicting driver issue due to the new motherboard, so I used a tool in hires boot CD to resetthe hard disk controller or something like that. Win 7 then booted and I reinstalled all the system drivers and updated windows. Worked great for Two days until I had HDD failure warnings from windows and crystal disk info. I ran chkdsk and it fixed some things, and then crystal diskinfo only sshowed a warning, current pending sector count. Next day it won't boot. Startup repair hangs and fails to fix problems, and safe mode doesn't boot. Its definitely a HDD issue, but I dont know if it's physical since theres no clicking, sounds fine. I know there are a bunch of bad sectors and I can't boot. I tried using a USB sata adapter but my other win XP machine says I need to format it to view the drive, which I didn't of course.

In hiren's, it shows the HDD and its correct size and partitions, but it cant open or explore it. i also viewed the smart data and it says its failed because of pending sector count and reallcoated sector count.

What's weird is I can view all the files and file structure and everything only using the "disk genius" tool in hirens mini XP mode, but not in windows explorer. I tried creating a full image but both acronis and macrium threw read errors. Right now I'm running a disk rescue DD program thats supposed t... Read more

Answer:Failing hdd or bad sectors, will not boot, how to recover data?

first of all lets address the elephant in the room.. why oh why do you not back up your stuff!??? usb flash drives are cheap as chips and blank dvds are even cheaper.. theres very little excuse these days not to have a backup to stop this situation ever arising !

now this is a last ditch effort but a proven one. stick your hard drive in the freezer for a good few hours, and then try and clone it. it often gives dying hard drives chance to work until the heat up as normal.

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i am having some issues with my hard drive. i wanted to undelete some files but my d drive was not showing in the undelete software. it was saying "undelete not supported on drive". rest of my drive were working fine with the software. Tried this wih other software but the same problem. tried the check disk utility as well, but still not fixed.

nw i have found tht "primary and copy boot sectors are not matched" on D drive. i don't know what it means. Need help.

Answer:primary and copy boot sectors are not matched

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Hi! Please help me!

Whole story (not really needed, find specific questions below)

One day my WinXP didn't boot, there were missing files and it asked me to use the instalation CD to load the recovery console or something. But the CD didn't detect the hard drive, a message "Press F6 to install SCSI or... " was displayed for a few seconds and then nothing, no further response from the system. Tried many times restarting the PC but with no different result.

Having Norton Antivirus always updated and being always very careful with all those matters, I never imagined that my problem was a virus. The hard disk was very old and I thought that was a good reason for the boot sector to fail.

So I installed a new hard disk as master and the old one as slave. The installation CD detected the new hard disk and ran properly. I made two partitions, I installed WinXP in the first and copied my files (from the old hard disk) to the second partition. I checked both disks with Norton Antivirus and ScanDisk and found nothing wrong.

I wanted to use the old hard disk to backup my files every day, so I made it FAT32 to be able to access it while booting from a Win98-made MS-DOS disk, in case of disaster.

Everything worked great for a week, but then the new hard disk had the same problem that the old one had at first. WinXP doesn't boot. The installation CD doesn't detect any of the hard disks. Just the same, so it has to be a virus right?

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Answer:How can I repair FAT32 and NTFS HD boot sectors?

it's better to LLF write 0's to the hard drive and start over
virus's can block file clusters from being accessed by making them seem to be bad
so a reg format just erases the file allocation tables
this tell your hard drive to write to that space if needed
fixing the boot sectors may not solve the problem
I know have been down that road
best av is kaspersky after that McAfee get the latest
just my opinion

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This is another thing that keeps bothering me. I have a Dell Dimension 1100 I use for my QuickBooks and Company Files. One morning I switched the PC on, and during boot.......

When Windows did boot, a Balloon notified me My Computer Was Recently Updated. So an update has installed the last time I shut down the PC.

Im confused to how its created an additional system boot entry though, anyone experienced this?
If so, whats the best fix?

By the way before anyone asks, if I select the 2nd boot entry nothing happens

Answer:Recent WinXP Update, Now I have 2 boot sectors, I cant understand why?

Hiya pal

If you goto "system properties" "advanced" "Startip & Recovery" "settings" "edit" you should get a setting like below

remove the duplicate line under [operating systems] (yours should say something like Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition) and then save (problem should go away)

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I was using my Acer Aspire 5250-0639 to root my Android phone using unrEVOked and it required me to install some different drivers for my phone. It didn't work but I tried a couple different guides. A lot of guides recommended that I use Linux for rooting since you didn't need additional drivers, so I tried to burn a live DVD of Linux Mint 13 (Cinnamon) and when I right clicked Windows Explorer stopped responding. So using Task Manager I ended the process and tried to restart Explorer, but it didn't work. So I tried rebooting, but now it hangs on the Starting Windows screen for around 20 minutes, then when it finally gets to the Login Screen, my mouse and keyboard don't work. One thing that does work, though, is that the Fn key combination to change volume and screen brightness still work? I had a live disc of Cruchbang Linux and used that to launch gparted (A disk management tool). It claimed there were bad sectors. I have never had this problem with any of my computers before, so I looked it up on my phone and most people said to run a chkdsk /r from Startup Repair. However, when I do that, it says that it can't lock my disk. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Bad Sectors on Hard Drive, Can no longer boot Windows 7

Very likely you do have a bad disk. As few as one bad sector can prevent you from doing anything. You'll need a bootable CD with some diagnostic/repair software like hdd regenerator 2011, hdat, victoria or manufacturer specific software (ex: if drive shows up as Seagate use SeaTools) Yes, some hard disks can be repaired via software that marks bad sectors as unusable - provided the disk does not have mechanical failure that produces bad sectors continuously. Then after repair is complete it should boot in Windows just fine without reinstall, it will probably just run a checkdisk on first boot.

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Okay, first off thanks for reading this, I am getting increasingly desparate to figure out how to salvage my data.

Okay, so I pack my computer into my car and drive it home from college, (might have gotten banged around a small amount between the seats), I unpack it and plug it all in, and extremely slow boot times, and it crashes upon trying to load windows.

This is with two raptor SATA drives in RAID 0.

I boot off my old IDE drive that had like a beta x64 windows copy on it and try to open up the raid drive, and it opens very slowly, I see the file structure, I can navigate, but slowly, some files can be pulled off, but the computer is freezing like every 2 seconds, and alot of the time the file transfer hangs. I have never had HD problems before so I run scan disk on it, it starts to find bad sectors and starts eating up the drive a bit, so I canceled that (later on searched and found out thats a mistake to do), so I plugged in each drive separately, and one of them passes all diagnostics tests fine, the other I ran hdd regenerator on the bad drive (and it found and started to fix bad sectors), and it is also running extremely slow with this drive plugged in, and it will never complete, I calculated out the time and it would take like 7 years to complete.

The harddrive vibrates and appears to be spinning and I do not hear any funny noises coming from the disk, also I ran memtest and that passed.

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Answer:RAID0, moved PC, wont boot, extremely slow, bad sectors! HELP!

The hard drive is going bad, the do die without smoke and noise sometimes You can throw the WD diagnostic utility at it if you like to be sure.

As for salvaging your data, you just have to copy the files that are still intact. If there aren't too many bad sectors, then it can be done in your lifetime Some other program than Windows Explorer is a good idea. I'd recommend FAR manager or the DOS copy commands that let you ignore bad sectors.

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I wanted to set up Ubuntu on my computer, and followed the instructions in the first answer to this thread: dual boot - How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7/8 - Ask Ubuntu

As instructed, I created a logical partition using EaseUS software. I did this on my H:/ drive, a hard disk drive (whereas Windows 7 was installed on C:, and SSD).

After a mandatory reboot for the new partition changes, I did not immediately go to install Ubuntu, although I had Live USB to do so. Instead, if I remember properly, I booted into Windows to make sure everything was OK, but only to find out that some "Windows could not boot properly", giving me the option to 'Launch Startup Repair' - which I did, but to no avail. All it did was reported that some 2 system files were missing or corrupt.

I then installed Ubuntu on a third drive because I still needed it to perform some benchmarking. I did this using the 'install alongside windows 7' option.
But now that I don't need Ubuntu anymore, all I am interested in is getting back to Windows, while keeping all the files and programs intact.

How should I go about fixing this? Delete the logical partition on the other drive? I also have that Windows installation CD, and I'm thinking its repair options could be useful - but not having a whole lot of self-confidence, I don't know what steps exactly to take to preserve my files.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Answer:Wanted to Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu - Windows Won't Boot Anymore

Hi I Am User,

Upon inserting the Windows installation disk you should be able to install a new Windows and be able to select Upgrade and it should create the Windows.old folder on the new Windows.


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yesterday I wanted to install Windows 10 Enterprise on my T1650 test machine. Before doing so, I successfully updated the BIOS to A20. After updating BIOS, I've enabled UEFI + Secure Mode, saved the changes and... couldn't start the PC anymore. When turning the PC on, monitor immediately goes into power saving mode, there is obviously no signal coming from the PC. Removed the Nvidia Quadro NVS 300 and plugged the monitor into board's VGA slot, no success. Tried to clear the CMOS (battery out, jumpers), nothing helped.
Any ideas?

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I am studying for my A+ certification and I wanted to try to install Recovery Console on my PC. I set the CMOS boot order to first boot from the CD ROM drive. I put my XP Professional installation CD in and restarted the computer. Once the XP setup program started running it looked like it was copying files, which scared me because I thought it would ask me before it did anything. So then eventually it got to a menu screen and I decided to press F3 and quit the setup, without installing Recovery Console. I went back into CMOS and reset the boot order to boot from the hard disk drive again, then saved and exited. However now it won't let me boot into Windows anymore, but rather prompts me to insert a bootable floppy or CD-ROM, which is obviously not what I want. I think I may have erased or copied over Boot.ini, and possibly other files. I want to go back to my previous settings before any of this occurred, and I need to keep all of my previous data, settings, programs, etc... in other words I don't want anything erased or changed at all. I'm hoping somebody can provide me step-by-step instructions on how to do this. I would greatly appreciate any help. I am using Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3. I built the PC myself, it is not a store bought PC.

Answer:Possibly overwrote Boot.ini, Can't boot into Windows anymore

Re: "When you are prompted, type the Administrator password."

Unless you have set a password, there is probably not one, so just press Enter key.

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I've had both windows in all my computers since the beginning of w10. On this computer win7 was on B drive win10 was on C drive. It is one drive partioned in half Have all my docs, mail, pics, music on external drive. I was using them on both os. Well all of a sudden the page where you chose os doesn't come up anymore and it boots to win7. Windows 10 is still in C Drive, but no way to start it Do I have to start over again or just reload win10? I want to f disk c drive and clean it up, reparation the drive again and start over. Am I going to have a problem loading win 10 or will Microsoft remember my computer?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Dual boot win 7&10, Win 10 boot option is not showing up anymore

A screenshot of disk management would help:
Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of

Please be sure to widen all the columns so we can see all the data in them.

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Hi there,

Another challenge for the experts ! Without going into too much detail, by moving hard disks around etc. I managed to screw up my 8.1 boot settings.
Partition-wise I should be ok as the 350mb "system" partition is still there, containing all necessary files.
System will however go straight for automatic repair and tell me it was not able to repair the problem.
bootrec /scanos returns 0. Bcd file seems fine when I take it through bcdedit. Renaming the bcd file and trying to rebuild one doesn't work either as it says there's no installation found.

I did not touch any partitions nor files btw, everything is still there and in tact as far as I know.

Thx in advance !

Answer:8.1 boot settings screwed, cannot boot anymore

Ow and bcdboot, bootrec /fixmbr /fixboot /rebuildbcd, etc don't do or solve anything

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Well, I thought I might actually try my hand at installing my Windows 7 x64 Pro student upgrade from Digital River finally today after I found the iso.

All has gone to hell.

First, I tried installing 7 to a second drive then activating it. Got the whole this license is for upgrades not clean installs.

So, I try some of the workarounds, which just ended up blue screening my computer and could no longer boot and a repair did nothing.

I tried installing 7 over my Vista install on the other Hard Drive, it failed during install and I had a half done 7 install on my Vista, which screwed up my MBR.

I tried reinstalling vista then installing 7 again (Note this is Vista 32bt HP to W7 64bit Pro, so no upgrades). Vista would just blue screen during install, each time I tried it would give a different error.

Now, I have two blank drives, so I try installing 7 back onto it like I had before, now the install fails every time with the error oxC0000005 in the installing features phase.

Seems that I am SOL?

This is a computer that has been running fine for the past year and never blue screened.

Answer:Can't install anything anymore.

If the registry edit workaround to clean install Win7 upgrade is failing, it may have been incorrectly done which could also cause the bluescreen.

Boot from your Win7 installer and wipe the HDD using Custom>Advanced tools, then if necessary install without giving key - It might take the key when booting from installer since regedits would only affect the OS and you are no longer in the OS>

When you get to the desktop, if it has refused your key up to this point, run a repair (Upgrade) install over your new install from the desktop, which will allow you to give key and activate when online.

Here is the way to burn the student download if you haven't already: Make bootable iso from student d/l

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i have windows xp pro and i can't download stuff anymore. the last couple programs i tried to download gave me some error. does anyone know how to fix your windows installer or w/e it is i need to fix.

Answer:cannot install anymore

um, need a little detail. what are you downloading? what are you installing?what is the error that you get? where in the installer does it occur at?

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If anyone could help it would be much appreciated

I started having problems over a month ago, where for some reason Flash player stopped working in my web browser, Fire Fox and IE i managed to fix this problem after a while but now im having other problems, it seems most programs i download now wont install they get to a certan point and then various error messages pop up depending on what im trying to install, im quiet clued up on sites i visit so cant see how ive managed to get some virus or malware and im using avast with latest updates and its not found anything its really bugging me now. below is a hijack this report can anyone see anything dodgy in there and bare in mind when i ran hijack this i got some messages pop up

"unexpected error modregistry_IniGetString(sFile=system.ini, sSection=boot, sValue=Shell) error #5 invalid procedure

windows version: Windows NT 6.00.1906"

"unexpected error modregistry_IniGetString(sFile=win.ini, sSection=windows, sValue=load) error #5 invalid procedure

windows version: Windows NT 6.00.1906

after those messages the report then generates

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:43:44, on 14/04/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program ... Read more

Answer:Nothing will install anymore

The fact that Utorrent is in the list could explain why you are having troubles.
That is where viruses and things can come from.

Please open a command prompt by right clicking and choose
Run as Administrator
type sfc /scannow<enter>

This will check and fix the integrity of you system files.

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Hello all!

I am having the strangest problem that I have EVER encountered...

For some reason, Windows 7 will not let me install ANY drivers anymore. The problem gets even stranger... Lets say I have a USB device that already has the drivers installed on one of the USB ports. If I move the device to a new port, Windows will not install the driver on the new USB port even though Windows already has this driver installed on another port. This problem is not limited to any specific device either, it applies to new HD'S, pci devices, and pcie devices. I have even gone so far as to disable all running application, unnecessary services, etc. I am thinking that there is some setting somewhere or maybe a inadvertent registry change...

Reinstalling windows is an absolute last resort as this will take me a considerable amount of time due to the somewhat intricate configuration of this machine.

Does anyone have any possible idea what could be causing this?


Answer:Can not install ANY drivers anymore...

Can you manually install drivers? When I hear "intricate configuration" that makes me think you've done all kinds of unnecesaary tweaks and changes. Windows 7 is quick and efficient out of the box, and if it takes longer than two hours to get your basic system wiped, reinstalled, and're doing too much to it! Disabling services can easily lead to instability and weird issues, such as this. That's why the best tweaking advice for Windows 7 has always been "leave it alone".

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Vista Home Premium SP1 64-Bit (OEM – Gateway)
540GB – Free storage space
6GB RAM memory
Downloaded SP2 form Microsoft: WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB914961-SP2-x64-ENU.exe

1. Last month, I was able to install Vista SP2, but now after redoing my system, I cannot update to SP2 anymore. I get the error:
“Not enough storage to process this command.”
2. Gateway will not give me support since I am updating to SP2 (SP1 is the OEM when I bought the computer).
3. Microsoft will not support me either since I bought an OEM-OS system, unless I pay the $59 for the service.

1. Ran as administrator
2. Ran in safe-mode
3. “IRPStackSize ” missing in my registry. Added “IRPStackSize” to my registry and set the value from 1 through 50. For my system, I had to use the “QWORD (64-bit) value”.
4. I tried CURE.ZIP
5. Uninstalled Norton Ghost 14

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Answer:SP2 Vista 64-Bit Wont Install Anymore

Read this post:
and make sure you have everything like I showed there.If you have any unlike -correct it + restart

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Symptoms : windows update fails applying updates while in control panel -> windows update or in reboot mode.
One of the error code I get : 8007371B (I didn't note other error codes)

Already tried :
- Install updates one at a time
- Removing SoftwareDistribution folder while WU service is stopped
- Running sfc and checkdisk
- Running Microsoft readiness tool

my CBS logs (22MB) :

Answer:Cannot install updates anymore

This seems to be at least part of your problem...

2015-03-27 17:34:21, Info CBS Appl: Evaluating package applicability for package Package_for_KB2676562~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~, applicable state: Installed
2015-03-27 17:34:21, Info CBS Exec: Asynchrous operation, session completes later
2015-03-27 17:34:21, Info CBS Asynchronous Session: 30435499_3767951205 finalized. [HRESULT = 0x00000000 - S_OK]
2015-03-27 17:34:25, Error CSI 000000c9 (F) STATUS_SXS_COMPONENT_STORE_CORRUPT #431111# from CCSDirectTransaction::OperateEnding at index 0 of 70 (0x0000000000000046) operations, disposition 0[gle=0xd015001a]
2015-03-27 17:34:25, Error CSI 000000ca (F) HRESULT_FROM_WIN32(14098) #429176# from Windows::ServicingAPI::CCSITransaction::ICSITransaction2_AddComponents(Flags = 4, a = @0x66d84d0, mp = @0x66d8cd0, disp = 0)[gle=0x80073712]
2015-03-27 17:34:25, Info CBS Failed to add one or more component [HRESULT = 0x80073712 - ERROR_SXS_COMPONENT_STORE_CORRUPT]
2015-03-27 17:34:25, Error CBS Failed to complete component closure [HRESULT = 0x80073712 - ERROR_SXS_COMPONENT_STORE_CORRUPT]

I need to have a look at your COMPONENTS registry hive

Please copy the C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS file (no extension) to your desktop and then compress it - upload the compressed file to your favoured fileshare site (preferably Dropbox or One... Read more

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Hi I'm new here, I know my way around one or two things concerning computers but this one's got me...I had Windows Vista installed a short while ago. As There was only one partition I tried to re seize it and create another one with partition magic in case my computer stopped working and so that i wouldn't loose all my files. After reboot I was prompted to boot from hard drive or repair windows vista.I couldn't boot from hard drive as nothing happened when I did.Neither could I repair as I didn't have any backups.Since nothing worked I got one of those repair cds off ebay. This cd had a mini windows xp on it with all sorts of system tools. At least now I could save all my data to an external media. I was advised to format my hard drive and reinstall windows. I do not have a windows vista cd as vista came pre installed with my computer when i bought it. I started Installation from a Windows xp cd I borrowed off my neighbour. Windows xp would load all the files and copy them to my hard drive and at 51 minutes remaining just restart and show me the NTLDR is missing message. If I started the setup from the mini windows xp version it would copy all the files for setup and then terminate.because nothing worked I installed linux mint a couple of days ago but when i attempt setup from there it gives me the error message : NO VALID SYSTEM PARTITIONS FOUND.SETUP IS UNABLE TO CONTINUE.Linux is great but I can't get any of my games or programs to work even though I have wine and play on ... Read more

Answer:Cannot install Windows XP anymore...

when you resized and created a new patition you probably didn't set a partition as active. use FDISK and set your windows install partition to active. another tip--don't by those CDs from Ebay. there are so many already made that are free--hiren's and Ultimate Boot CD to name a couple. you are wasting your money. My opinion is that Hiren's is the best out there (10.6 before the really good stuff was remove in 11.0)

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I'm using windows 7 home premium and a while ago I was using printers, pdf printers, etc. without any problem.

But for a few months now I can no longer use or even install them.
I have a HP printer (plugged in directly with USB) and when I download the newest version of the installer it skips most steps and just says it's finished without doing anything.

When I try to install any pdf printer I only get errors (I tried 3 different ones).

How can I fix this?

Answer:I cannot install printers anymore

Anyone? Any idea why this can happen?

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I was wanting to download onecalendar since it will sync with my google calendar so I can keep track of quizzes, tests, and homework for my classes. As luck would have it I keep getting the error 0x8007064a.

Running windows store troubleshooter I get the windows store cache and configuration may be damaged.

I've been working on this all day and can't get it solved. From memory I've tried the following solutions:

running wsreset.exe

renaming windows store cache folder and creating a new one

syncing apps

ensuring windows firewall and windows update services are running

system restore

and some other tomfoolery with the command prompt I can't remember.

At this point it looks like if I want to install any apps I'm going to have to reformat - not really worth it.
Forgot to mention I have installed apps in the past - when this desktop was freshly built, but haven't tried any more until now.

Answer:Win 8.1: can't install apps anymore!

Loser_guy said:

I was wanting to download onecalendar since it will sync with my google calendar so I can keep track of quizzes, tests, and homework for my classes. As luck would have it I keep getting the error 0x8007064a.

Running windows store troubleshooter I get the windows store cache and configuration may be damaged.

I've been working on this all day and can't get it solved. From memory I've tried the following solutions:

running wsreset.exe

renaming windows store cache folder and creating a new one

syncing apps

ensuring windows firewall and windows update services are running

system restore

and some other tomfoolery with the command prompt I can't remember.

At this point it looks like if I want to install any apps I'm going to have to reformat - not really worth it.
Forgot to mention I have installed apps in the past - when this desktop was freshly built, but haven't tried any more until now.Click to expand...

Great!!! congratulations, how did you manage to block apps? I want to do that

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I have been running windows 7 professional since it came out. Ihas been great until about a few weeks ago. I have noticed a couple things.

1) when i click the start menu and start typing the name of a program is is slower and
usually finds documents instead of applications that i may be searching for.

2) more important - i cant seem to install software anymore. Any time i go to install software,or even install anupdate to something like itunes or windows live photo gallery, it goes through the install but whenits dont, the software doesn't seem to actually be installed. It will have an entry in the start menu but nothign is there. Like Live photo gallery has a generic icon instead of the correct app icon, and when i click on it it says "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have he appropriate permissions to access the item."

I had a heck of a time getting itunes to update to the latest version the other day. I had to install and uninstall it several times. When I tried to do a complete uninstall, part of the process was to go to program files and delete the itunes folder but when i tried, it said that i did not have permission to do so.

so lots of weird things seem to be happening, but the biggest problem is that i cant seem to install apps.

any ideas on how to resolve this?

I ran a complete systemscanwith Microsoft security essentials and it found and removed a couple items but that didn't seem to resolve anything.

Answer:Can't install software anymore

Install Malwarebytes, update and run a Full Scan.

Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Can you System Restore to before the problems began? If necessary run the Restore from the DVD or Repair CD: System Recovery Options

Study the Event Viewer>Custom>Admin View to google repeat errors to resolution. Also the Performance log on Advanced Tools page accessed by clicking your WEI score link at Computer>Properties. Look for cued issues at top of Tools page, Generate a System Health Report.

Type "Problems" in Start Search box to see if there are solution to problems sent or not.

Consider a Repair Install

These problems frequently crop up when 3rd party tweaks or optimizations are applied, which will always come back to bite you in Win7 since it is already a lean, perfectly balanced OS. You may need to Clean Reinstall to overcome the problems if the above doesn't help.

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It's a long story. But Windows Media Center wasn't working, so I tried doing a repair install of the OS. Things stopped working even more. Then I did an Upgrade install of the OS. I think things work a little better. But I can't install any Windows updates now. Currently, it only offers me Microsoft Windows Installer and Service Pack 3, and I can't install either of them. You're my last hope to figure this out before I do a clean OS install and start fresh. I'm running Windows MCE, 2002 edition. I've uninstalled every .Net framework item in the hopes that it would help. I need you guys now.

Answer:Can't install any updates anymore

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wen i insert a game cd it'l bring up this error and it says this.

-16 bit Windows Subsystem-

C:/Windows/System32/Autoexec.NT The system file is not suitable
for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

Im running Win XP Home Edition

Its wierd....i cant install any games or play them. please help me!
Thanx for any help

Answer:I cant install games anymore..PLease help me!


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I have zero idea what happened. I went through the list of stuff the Microsoft boys suggest on their site, to no avail.

Basically, every time I try to execute an installable .msi, it says the path to the msi on the first line. Below that, it says "Access is denied." I did everything, barring contacting their support boys.

Blah. All I want to do is install Python. I even downloaded another msi for another program and tried to run it, but that didn't work. If there is any other information I can give, just ask. This is driving me insane.

Answer:Msis Won't Install Anymore

Are you using the latest version of MSInstaller? Visit this site to downlod the latest version

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My pc specs * asus z97-p motherboard * intel i7 4790 cpu * bequiet 630w psu * 8gig corsair vengeance ram * samsung 850evo 250gig ssd (win 7pro 64bit drive) * sandisk ultra II ssd 128gig ssd (win 10 drive) * 2x crucial 500gig bx100 ssd (data drives)

i recently rebuilt this into a new case and it had been working fine. Mainly using the win 7 os but more recently using the win 10 os more and more. The way it has been working is that win7 is the default boot and I have to hit the delete key on startup to select win10 to boot from.

today I was on win 10 but needed to reboot to 7. Upon doing so I hit this message:

Secure Boot Violation The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers.

It then gave me the option to boot to win10 as it is the next boot option on the list. Win 10 is now giving me the blue screen "memory management error" although I have been able to get into win10 after some more rebooting.

I ran SFC scanner and it told me that there were some problems that it cannot fix.

Everything is unplugged apart from mouse, keyboard hdmi to screen and ethernet cable. Unplugging the win10 drive from the mobo and switching the win7 drive to another port has not helped.

Has my ssd failed? has win 10 done an update that has caused this problem? It did update today, in fact the first error message I got was after win10 shut down, and when I booted into it again it installed some updates before launching.
thanks for any help!

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My pc specs * asus z97-p motherboard * intel i7 4790 cpu * bequiet 630w psu * 8gig corsair vengeance ram * samsung 850evo 250gig ssd (win 7pro 64bit drive) * sandisk ultra II ssd 128gig ssd (win 10 drive) * 2x crucial 500gig bx100 ssd (data drives)

i recently rebuilt this into a new case and it had been working fine. Mainly using the win 7 os but more recently using the win 10 os more and more. The way it has been working is that win7 is the default boot and I have to hit the delete key on startup to select win10 to boot from.

today I was on win 10 but needed to reboot to 7. Upon doing so I hit this message:

Secure Boot Violation The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers.

It then gave me the option to boot to win10 as it is the next boot option on the list. Win 10 is now giving me the blue screen "memory management error" although I have been able to get into win10 after some more rebooting.

I ran SFC scanner and it told me that there were some problems that it cannot fix.

Everything is unplugged apart from mouse, keyboard hdmi to screen and ethernet cable. Unplugging the win10 drive from the mobo and switching the win7 drive to another port has not helped.

Has my ssd failed? has win 10 done an update that has caused this problem? It did update today, in fact the first error message I got was after win10 shut down, and when I booted into it again it installed some updates before launching.
thanks for any help!

Answer:dual boot win7/win10 wont boot to win7 anymore +BSOD "memory managemen

Hi @vinvanda.

As far as I can understand from your post that you had W7 and W10 as dual boot in two different disks.

From the uploaded data we could not find a hint of the BSOD that you said (it is not recorded anywhere, probably because it happened during boot); but some other statements are supported by the data.

Windows failed fast startup with error status 0xC00000D4.

Now, it is STATUS_NOT_SAME_DEVICE; reads as .... "The destination file of a rename request is located on a different device than the source of the rename request".

Now I am making a guess. It it is wrong, please rectify and state the proper situation.
You name the Windows 7 Disk as "system" and the Windows 10 disk as "Win 10". You also said that windows 7 is the default boot. So I am guessing that the boot files are in the the windows 7 disk.

The board is set as Legacy BIOS. So Fast Boot is not possible here; and if Fast Startup is enabled, windows7 needs to disk check in every startup. It is desirable to keep fast startup disabled on a computer with W7.

Now Coming to the "Secure Boot Violation". Windows 7 does not support it at all. And, it is the Firmware Validation Process of UEFI; whereas your system is set to Legacy. I think here lies the issue.

BIOS Mode Legacy

Disable UEFI and Secure boot> Hopefully Windows 7 will boot back.

If it does not, remove the windows 10 disk... Read more

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I cannot turn on my PC. When I turn on the power supply it does a repeating, fast, high pitched, but quiet beeping sound (similar to some bird chirping). The power button on my PC doesn't respond at all, even the fans won't start. I tried disconnecting pretty much everything from my motherboard and adding more and more things slowly to no avail. I also tried out a new PSU but the same thing happens. If I disconnect the 24 pin cable, only then do I get a different sound (a continous high pitched sound). Before this I accidently plugged in the old PSU's FDD cable into one of the F_USB slots. Could I have killed my mobo with that? If not what could be the problem? How can I sort out if it's a bad mobo or something else?

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I just built a new computer about 2 months ago or so. It has run fine up until this point, It started with BSOD's but reinstalling windows fixed that and I have had 0 problems since.

This morning I turned on my computer, and all it showed was a black screen. no intiial beep before loading windows like it usually does. I restart the computer and this time i get the beep, but it just sits on the menu where it shows the stats of my computer hardware (also the menu where I enter bios). It freezes at this point and theres nothing I can do, I try entering bios, nothing. Restart computer, exact same problem. I gave it an hour or so and went back, and now i'm at the origional problem. I turn it on and it just sits there, without loading video, without beeping, and without the possibilty to get into bios.

It was running perfectly fine the night before, I didnt install anything new, or mess with any hardware. Any ideas?

Answer:Can't Boot PC anymore

seems I always seem to figure it out after posting here, and its always something stupid.

Somehow my USB external hard drive had fried either at that moment, or somehow magically last night. I tried to see if there was some sort of hardware problem and booted up the PC with just the PSU plugged in. I heard the beep. Excited i plugged in the monitor, windows was loading. after i plugged everything in I see the error "Windows was unable to recognize USB device" I restart my computer and it freezes on BIOS. Unplug the external HD, unfrozen. Going to leave the post up for anyone that just happens to come across a similar problem, but for me...issue solved.

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yesterday I installed a hardware that makes that you have four extra USB-ports (i push one in your computer and the hardware piece gives you for extra hardware ports (I can't really name it, because my english is quitte bad) and i installed the software that was on the hardware piece, and now my computer can't boot anymore.... a huge problem.... i can't even use safe modus because it stops ad the beginning screen were you can read: press "delete" for BIOS options... can somebody help me pleas

Answer:PC don't boot anymore

Take it out and reboot. If that doesn't fix it, use system restore to go back a few days when everything worked.

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Simply my computer has died!!!! Everything was fine one moment and the next I can't get my computer to boot. I'm running XP pro, have been since it was released. Never a problem till now. Cannot safe boot, cannot boot from any drive; floppy, cdrom, HDD, I am able to enter the BIOS but that doesn't help at all.
System details:
Intel D850gb 1.7gb; 256 RDRAM
Seagate Barracuda ATA IV 40GB HDD
LG GDR 8161B DVD rom
Nothing is new.

Message Error that appears once in a while:
Boot Failure: System Halted

Any suggestions?????

Answer:Can't boot up anymore

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My Sat Pro M10 worked fine until yesterday. I removed the harddrive just to check Part number (as i need to install a larger drive and want to make sure I got it right)and then re-inserted it. Now it boots up as far as the XP Pro loading screen (black background) which disappears and then the screen goes blank. This is what normally happens during boot-up, except that there would be a cursor over the blank background for a few seconds until my desktop appears. Also, when it has stopped at this blank screen the harddrive light on the front of the laptop flashes regularly every few seconds. I desperately need some of the data on the hard-drive (and no, it is not all backed up) so I do not want to use the recovery CD which is just a ghost image (isn't it). The drive is formatted as NTFS. I mention this because when I tried to use the recovery disc to check disc integrity it gave an error message that said the NTFS logfile is not loaded. It will not respond to any of the F8 safemode-type options. I think I have messed up the booting up process somehow by removing the drive rather than physically breaking anything. it seems it can read the boot partition but no further. Can anyone suggest how to fix this, or worst comes to worst a way of retrieving the data from the disc?

Thanks and appreciation in advance,

Answer:Sat Pro M10 will not boot up anymore

Hi Chris

If the system runs stabile you can remove HDD so many times you want and it should have no any influence on anything. I have removed HDD from my Tecra very often and it still works well.

Back to your issue: if there is any possibility try to connect your HDD as external device to other notebook or desktop to see if you can see it and even back up all your important data.

All Toshiba notebooks, I suppose, since two years have NTFS and that is nothing unusual.

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Question: Can't boot anymore

Alright, I've been having some trouble with this laptop.

I turn it on, no disk in the drive, and it eventually tells me: "Operating System Not Found!"

I tried putting in the restore disk and the OS disk to reinstall, but with either one, I just get a "No Hard Drive Found" message.

I really can't get any further than that. Any ideas, at all? All I know is: Things worked fine before he tried to clear some internet files (apparently).

Answer:Can't boot anymore

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This morning, I discovered a problem with my PC.  It basically won't boot.I press the power button, and I hear the fan come on, and that's it.  My monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers all act as though the computer is off.The strange this is, last night it worked absolutely fine, and in the 8 months that I've had it, there have been no problems, even when it came to installing a new OS.  Does anybody know what it could be?

Answer:PC won't boot anymore

Do you have virus protection? Have you checked your monitor connection etc.?[glb]Flame[/glb]

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Question: can't boot anymore

Well, my wifes sony Vaio laptop just went kaput.
It was crashing while she was using large email files
and also doing some things on IE internet.
This started shortly after updating Adobe Acrobat.
Maybe the cause. We kept it working by turning some of the
services off, but now it says: \windows\system32\config\system
cannot be found.
And we can't even boot off our systen repair disc unless we choose
to erase everything off the C-drive. I have a hirens boot CD, but cant get it to boot
from that.
When we turn it on and press a key it beeps, and we get the choice
of F1 or F2.
F8 wont boot to safe mode either.
Is there any way to get this to boot in safe mode or from a disc so we
can repair or get some data off?


Answer:can't boot anymore

The CD-ROM needs to configured in the BIOS boot order to be first in the list. It may already be so in your machine since your recovery disk would have to boot that way.

If you can do that, you can try creating a bootable CD with the recovery console on it per my suggestion in post 6 here:

The beep when you startup and the prompt for f1 or f2 may indicate a misconfigured BIOS -- you might look for an option to reload the BIOS/Setup defaults there, and see if that particular problem is resolved. It is different from the missing or damaged "system" hive.

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My son turned my pc off and now when i boot it won't get passed the bios logo screen (asus sabertooth 990fx) and the boot check led status lit on the mobo. If i detach the ssd i can not to a recovery drive and then reattach the ssd to try and fix it but nothing I've tried so far has worked -

Bootrec fixmbr success
Fixboot success
rebuilbcd shows c:windows as there but then says system device not found.

What does this mean?

Answer:Ssd won't boot anymore

WELL, you didn't say what SSD you have. BAD!
But, it sounds like you had the same experience that I had a few months back, when my three month old PNY SSD decided one day that it didn't want to work anymore. I called PNY, from whom I bought the drive, but they would not do anything without the original invoice. So I was stuck, with a worthless piece of crap that I could do nothing with.
I got right on my backup drive, pulled up and ordered a new "SanDisk, 128GB, SSD" and requested two day delivery.

Now it's several months later and my SanDisk SSD is still working like a champ. It came with the SanDisk Dashboard, which includes the "Trim" program to keep the SSD in top shape.

Sounds like you need a new SSD. I strongly recommend a "SanDisk" SSD.

Good Luck, and Happy Holidays!


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Well, I now have an unbootable computer. I don't know what's wrong. When it tries to boot, it gets a BSOD, and it goes by too fast for me to possibly read it. I heard you can change this option by getting into a special menu with F8, but F8 doesn't do anything for me. I heave the option of loading Startup Repair, too, but its SLOOOOOOOOOOOOW! There's no way this can be right! (Maybe I need to put the harddrive on an eternal reader and grab the dumps.)
Prior to this, the OS was laggy. I was playing music with Winamp, and it k.....ept pausing. Prior to that, I had a mess where all the programs became unresponsive and I had to force a reboot. Now, this may be unrelated, but prior to all of this, I had not one but two harddrives start to fail. One of them did fail. Now, I'm being good as far as I know. I have a surge protector on this stuff. Is there a surge coming from within? Is it time for a new motherboard, and is that the only thing that will save me? Am I smarter than I look, or not?
I'm on a budget. I really don't want to have to replace everything if I can avoid it.
I'm running WIndows 7 on a Gigabyte H55M.

Answer:Can't boot up anymore.

I would run hardware diagnostics first to check for a failing  hard drive. Most computers have built in tests that can be accessed by pressing a key when the manufacture splash screen appears. 

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So I had some problems with AVG antivirus, when booting my pc got stuck on booting the avg processes, so I removed them, then it got stuck on some other processes (like fvevol.sys or so) so I removed them too. After removing all processes that got stuck when booting, I couldn't boot at all! Every time I booted it automatically came in the boot manager, saying it couldn't restore my pc. :(

How can I fix this? Please note that there's nothing wrong with my HDD, it's about one week old, all new. I also did not actually remove the processes, I transfered them to an USB stick.

And BTW, I still have acces to my HDD and bios
Thanks in advance :D

Answer:I can't boot my pc anymore?


sorry I typed this on a tablet, already corrected it

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Hi everyone

I need some serious help here

The story is a little long
3 weeks ago, I had my computer working, and suddenly, it stopped booting windows, not even the logo show on screen, also no error code or anything. I couldn't enter diagnostic or safe mode (just bios). I had to format and reinstall windows 8 because any restore options worked.

Then a week ago, again it stopped booting, no error code, no anything, but this time, it bothered me that just 2 weeks before happened the same, so I started checking everything, so I took my Hard Drive, and put it in another computer, and it worked with no problem, windows booted, just not in my computer.

I started to look for solutions, and one was to use the command bootrec /scanos, and i got suprised that no windows installation was found. Eventually I had to speak with Microsoft tech, and they said it was my components because they were old, and they actually are (8 years), but I wasn't convinced that was it.

Before getting Windows 8 Pro, I had installed Windows 8 release preview, and it worked for months with no problem.

I thought that of course the fulll version would be heavier for my pc, so I installed Windows 7 again (had it installed for years before w8 release preview).

And now the bad part

after a couple of hours having the W7 installed, it won't boot either.

The same symptoms from W8, windows won't boot, not even the logo shows, although, with a little difference, now it shows a "Missing ... Read more

Answer:pc won't boot anymore

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So, my box was acting a little fragile lately - Stuff falling off my desk onto it would make it blue screen and load back up.
Naturally I opened it up and looked inside and found one of my RAM was a bit loose - It was in there most  the way, but out just enough so that the prong that holds it in wasn't in the slot for it. I pushed it in and secured it properly, screwed the cover back on, plugged everything in.
and now it won't get passed the DELL boot up screen. F2/F12 do nothing, and the loading bar freezes about a half way in. I'm running vista(naturally), all my peripherials are USB, but I don't think its the keyboard just not working that's causing the problem. I'm tried booting it with everything plugged in, and nothing plugged in.
any and all help would be appreciated.

Answer:Won't boot up anymore.

Can you boot into Safe Mode?
Start tapping the F8 key immediately after pressing the power button, this will open the Advanced Boot Options.  This will look similar to the image below.

Use the up or down keys to navigate to Safe Mode, then press the Enter key.

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M previous boot was a Samsung 840 pro 256gb and it worked like a charm. I'm running the latest version of Win8.

* Ran out of space on my 840 Pro and purchased a 500gb Samsung 850 EVO which had plenty of space and I successfully migrated over to the new drive a couple weeks ago.

* I've been using Acronis 2015 for backups and an external 4tb WD drive for these backups.

* Today I went to backup the NEW boot drive and saw I had a very large backup for the old boot SSD. In Acronis you have to boot to their program straight out of BIOS to access and erase the old backups, which I did.

* NOW I can't boot to the new Samsung 500gb drive for some reason. I've gone into BIOS and changed boot order to the 500GB but I just get a blinking cursor and a black screen when I reboot.

* However, if I change the boot order in BIOS to the OLD SSD it boots fine AND recognizes the 500gb and all it's data! What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any help you can give~

Answer:PC won't boot to Sam SSD anymore. Need some help, please!

open disk management and verify that drive C; is listed on what size SSD

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Hi, My attempt to setup my X1 Yoga (20FQ) laptop to dual boot windows 10 and fedora 24 failed and I am not able to boot on windows anymore  More specifically I installed fedora 24 while already having a windows 10 setup. During the installation the fedora installation manager has configured the partitions for dual boot. The installation was successful but to my surprise the grub 2 entry for the windows 10 didn't work anymore.  I inspected the partitions and found that the windows are untouched. However the ' /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi' file is missing from the boot partition. I think I need to recover it so that I am able to boot again to windows. Do you know how I can recover the file? I noticed that there was no windows 10 installation disk in the X1 packaging. Also what's the right setup for dual booting the two operating systems? Regards, Kostas  

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I am running Windows 7 on my HP pavilion laptop and had 'Bing Desktop' installed for last 4 years but all of a sudden, 5 weeks ago, the program malfunctioned and when I tried to install a fresh file, it showed an error saying, "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel." Could somebody let me know what this means and how to do it? I miss 'Bing Desktop' and its themes very much!!
I will be most grateful for assistance...
Thank you!

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Hi --
I bought an Asus G50-VT with Vista pre-installed. There was some sort of glitch while I was overnighting the download of a long file. Anyway I wound up at what I can only say was the blue screen of death except now it's white. It told me that Windows could not restart and I should insert my installation disk to repair a busted file which it also named. Looked and I had no installation disk, indeed I did not have any Windows disks at all included with the machine. I called Asus Tech Support. They told me that Microsoft no longer lets OEMs ship the windows disks. Although there were two disks called "recovery disks" the TS person said my only option was to hold down f9 to rebootr and WIPE THE DISK AND REINSTALL WINDOWS! So I lost all my data and have spent all morning recovering.

Was Asus right? You do not get install disks anymore even though a system message tells you to insert it??? I only have a few days in which I could return this computer. Do other manufacturers like Sony or Hewlett Packard supply Windows Vista installtion disks with their machines? Or is Asus right? If it is just Asus that does not do this I feel I need to return this right away.

Can someone please help me? THanks!

Answer:They Don't Give Install Disks Anymore????


Yes Asus is right, it is essentually a disk with a windows image on it. I too have the G50-VT A1 and found that I didn't even need the second recovery disk to restore windows. You do however need the first recovery disk and the driver disk to do a full restore to an OEM state. There is also a recovery partition on the second HDD

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I have my new i7 build that I primarily want to use for music recording as a digital audio worksation (DAW) and also for some gaming.
Basically I want to keep the PC clean of any software that I don't need.

So my quesiton is: when I un-install a certain piece of software, how can I make sure it does not leave and entries in the registry? How do I uninstall totally clean with not traces lest, no entries left in the registry?
Is there some utility for it? Is it possible to do that at all without formating the HDD?

BTW, my OS is Windows XP professional 32.

Thanks in advance!


Answer:clean un-install of software I don't need (anymore)?

Ccleaner is a great, free program to clean your registry.

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Alright so the full story is that my cousin downloaded the windows 10 preview on his laptop. Due to it being the preview, he was having issues with his network drivers. He attempted to downgrade back to windows 7, but was unsuccessful. He attempted to downgrade using a USB since he owns an ultra book and therefore no disc drive is present. He got the bright idea to just format the partition, but he ended up trying to format in FAT32 rather than NTFS. When i pointed out the difference, he interrupted the process and shut the computer off. At this point i stepped in to try and help him. I had to remove the hdd from the laptop and use another computer in order to use access the drive ( since the computer had no OS anymore ) and format it back to NTFS. After formatting the drive back and making it active, we attempted to use the usb stick to install the OS, but no BOOT MNGR was present. I went back to plugging the laptop hdd back to the other computer and putting the windows installation files directly on the hdd. Now with a boot mngr present i was able to access the windows 7 installation screen. At which point i attempted to install windows on the hdd. I keep getting the message "Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computers hardware". I was able to install windows on the Recovery ssd which has 30gb's of space, once i did that, i could view the primary hdd through my computer and disk management. If i go and remove the windows 7 installation files from the ... Read more

Answer:Can't Re-install OS on primary drive anymore =( please help

i searched and found your using an HP computer. The last Install DVD I ordered cost about $20.00 
Once I made a set and Installed Windows 7 on a new (blank) hard drive. The serial number if needed 
can be found by -- Start -- typing -- cmd -- type -- wmic bios get serialnumber -- not space for serialnumber.
 Usually the Factory Reset DVD instructions to make are in All Programs.  > Look for Recovery manager -- again click Recovery manager.

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I uninstalled windows live messanger, i have tried to install the latest version but nothing will install, i keep getting a error message saying there is another programm running to prevent install, i still have windows live essentials, which i cannot remove, thought this may be causing it,so i still have windows gallery, mail etc, but no messanger, my operating system is vista home basic.

Answer:cant install windows live anymore

try a freeware registry fix program. i use argente. then use your windows disc cleaner to eliminate old unused files. then use the windows defragmenter to re align the data paths of your hard drive. ive had trouble reinstalling things before and ive fixed the problem by cleaning and repairing the registry, then cleaning the discs C. and D. followed by defragmenting. if that doesnt help you then see about updating your p.c. with the updater. it mite also be a problem with the windows installer. possibly there may not be enough room in drive C. to take on the windows live program. delete files you dont use in the uninstall programs area. a bad internet connection might be to blame as well. check any error codes online using your p.c.'s help and troubleshooting.

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after ive reset my Nokia Lumia 930. the Wechat is no longer available for my phone to install anymore...pls give me answer! Thanks

Answer:Why i couldnt install wechat anymore?

Today there also was an update of the app. But the update could not be installed. So it looks like a problem with the STORE. Lets hope they solve this soon. So try again later or tomorrow.

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Hey everyone,

I've got this problem that's driving me mad and I can't seem to figure it out.

I have an Intel P4 3.0ghz on a Intel D865GLC motherboard.
It's about a year and half old and a couple of weeks ago I started noticing problems with booting and it seemed to be power related.

It won't start up anymore. The green light inside goes on, so it does have power, then when I push the power button, there are 2 ways it responds. 1) Either the green powerlight goes on and stays on and the cpu fan wil rotate once or twice and then stops, it won't do anything else. 2) nothing happens at all, not even the green light goes on. It alternates between these two situations.

It seems like it gets a short boost of power and then stops.
I had the power supply checked and it was fine and I just replaced the fan and the power cable as well, so that's not it. The processor seems fine, no bend pins or burns.

This is really frustrating me and I would really appreciate it if anyone has any input. I could bring it in, but these people charge 70 bucks just to look at the thing.

Answer:Computer won't boot anymore

Sounds like a power or heating issue; you might have damaged something

An old rig had a similar problem, and it was a faulty power supply. Though you say yours is fine . So idk

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Hi - I have Dual Boot on Leopard / Vista

I have not had trouble going between OS' but for some reason Vista has taken to starting with a Black screen (similar to the F8 screen)

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

To fix problem
1. Insert win install disc
2. Choose Lang
3. Choose repair.
Safe Mode
Command Prompt (advanced)
Start normally

Windonws will start in 30 secs..

After countdown it starts with the Loading graphic.... and then suddenly flashes up with a message I can't catch as it's too fast but I see a flash of the dreaded blue screen, Rebooting itself back to the Black screen.

I put the Vista Disk in and let the computer reboot but no change - fortunately holdong down Option allows the OS selection screen to appear.. this includes the Vista DVD in the drive.

If I select Vista the computer it would just keep on rebooting over and
I have a Seagate External Drive that was my Auto Backup drive... If I had to delete the Windows partition and redo Bootcamp, would that backup be any use?? Never had to do a repair like this.

Any suggestions????

Answer:Vista won't boot anymore.

Seems like you have a vista bootloader problem. Run your Vista DVD, after selecting language settings hit r to enter system recovery options. Click Startup Repair and go through the wizard. This should help with your boot problem!

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1. running xp and encrypting some files.2. then insstalling Win7 on the same partition.3. now cannot open encrypted files in Win7 4. Also cannot boot into xp anymore5. How to boot / load xp ( previous os) once again

Answer:Can't boot into XP anymore after installed W7

You installed XP and then Windows 7 into the same partition?In this case it is to be expected that XP is inaccessible since it no longer exists. Two operating systems cannot share a partition.Files encrypted with one installation of Windows will be inaccessible with another, even if the user name and password are the same. Unless you took the proper precautions, such as backing up the encryption certificate, these files will be unrecoverable except by advanced and very time consuming methods.The best way to dual boot XP and Win 7 is to install XP first and create a separate partition for Windows 7 and install it there.

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I cannot run windows anymore, it won't boot. I also am not able to Boot from CD at ALL. At first I was, so I booted the CD but when I realized I had to do a new install (wipe my hardrive) I decided to try startup repair first. It went on for 3 hours so I assumed it wasn't going to work so I restarted the computer. Now when I turn on the computer windows doesn't even load, it just freezes on a black screen after the Starting windows screen comes up. When I try to boot from CD (I even set boot priority to CD first) It will tell me Windows is loading files, and once that's done the Starting Windows Screen appears and it just freezes on that. I have no idea what to do. Please help.
EDIT: Also just to note, a while back I got a USB flash drive, and spent an hour putting it in the front two USB ports, and eventually they broke (the metal inside) So my computer always gives me a USB over current error) And ever since that I have a common problem (tends to happen when I hold the power button to shut off the computer) where once the Dell screen comes up, (the one that says press F2 and F12 to boot menu and setup) it just freezes there, and the only way for me to get past it is if I turn off my power strip that the computer is connected to and back on.)
Also, after constantly turning off the computer trying to fix this problem, I get a Disskete seek 0 drive) error ontop of the usb over current error whenever I try to boot from CD)

Answer:Windows will not boot anymore

I think you have a hardware issue; probably multiple problems. I will move your thread to the Hardware forum, but my guess is that your computer will need hands-on repairs. Good luck.

If you get to where you can boot Windows, or at least the installation DVD, this can be moved back to the Windows 7 forum. Just click on Report and make the request.

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Hi Guys. I really need your help.
I have 3 drives. Vista installed on primary boot drive (C. Everything used to work fine until I installed XP on my second bootdrive (D.

In fact, when the XP installation finished and the system was booting up for the first time, it really creeped me out with some weird non-standard characters on the post screen. For a sec I felt my BIOS is messed up or something...

It didn't even let me boot into XP until I set D: as my priority1 boot device. XP now boots fine (although it feels like it's taking a lot longer than usual) but when I switched priority1 boot device to C: my system hangs at the "Verifying DMI Pool Data" message.

I then booted back into XP and tried different tools like VistaBootPRO and EasyBCD to fix my boot files but nothing works. I can still read files from my all drives whilst booted into D: (XP) so thankfully my C: is not dead but if anyone has any experience in this area, I would very much appreciate your help.

What I want is to have some boot option at system startup to boot into either Vista or XP, simple (or not so simple) as that.

Answer:Help! I can't boot into Vista anymore!!

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I'm having a problem with booting into my Windows 7.

I have 2 HDDs. Disk A has a size of 1TB while disk B is 300GB.
Disk A has 1 partition, with Windows 7 x64 installed. I've been using it for months now without any problems.
Disk B has 2 partitions. Both partitions were empty, though they were both formatted, one being 100gb and the other one being 200gb.

Now I installed Windows XP on the 100gb partition (Disk B), thinking it wouldn't give any problems as both OS were on different hdds. After I installed Windows XP, I couldn't boot into Windows 7 anymore. I selected Disk A to be the first boot device in the BIOS, but it still wouldn't boot into Windows 7. I forgot what it actually said when I boot though, stupid me
Booting into the newly Windows XP didn't give any problems.

Then I tried to fix it by installing the Boot Manager of Paragon Partition Manager (stupid me again ). I obviously installed it inside Windows XP (the 100gb partition of Disk B).
I tried to boot into Disk A with Windows 7 again, now it loaded the (Paragon)Boot Manager. It only shows "Windows XP", and nothing happens when I press enter.
I really don't get how this happened, since I installed the (Paragon)Boot Manager on Disk B, but it appears when I try to boot into Disk A.

Then I tried to repair it by using the Windows 7 installation disk. I tried "Repair Startup Problems", or something along those lines. It hasn't seemed to chan... Read more

Answer:Can't boot into Windows 7 anymore

When you do something like that you set XP to blow away the Windows 7 mbr unknowingly.
You need to install the older OS first so that Win 7 would have booted both. Use of Vista BootPro should boot them both if Paragon didn't destroy the Win 7 partition. I don't trust anything they make after a few beta tests really went south on me.

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Hey guys,
Today I recently watched a video and it was saying to record with your nvdia gpu in 60fps without ruining gaming experience you use shadow play.
I enabled shadow play and then 5 minutes later my pc crashed and restarted it self. I said ok no problem. It then says starting windows and then boots into a black screen I can see my mouse cursor. 2seconds later the screen goes grey, 10 seconds later the screen says "no input found" and my monitor turns off, 15 seconds later my pc restarts again. This problem has never happened until I enabled shadow play. I can boot up in safe mode (which Im in now) but I can't open nvdia to disable shadow play. I tried uninstall nvdia geforece experience but with no luck its still happening. I've tried restoring my pc. Should I fully uninstall my graphics driver or is that not the cause?  I don't know how to find crash logs. PLease someone help me 
Kind regards,


SOLVED: drivers screwed it up. full uninstall fixed it. 

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I had a clean pc, no virusses. I've booted, watched a movie, virus notifications popped-up. Healed and everything, but suddenly blue screen: Hard error. When boot: windows can't boot. Repair tool etx, but didn't solved it.

I can't get into safe mode, restore point is corrupt, backup made with another tool, don'thave the disk here...

I'm kinda desperate about how i can fix this :S

thx, Bert

Answer:can't boot anymore. ci.dll corrupt

You are the second person I've seen with this problem in a week wonder what's going on.
Anyhow last time this fixed it.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

ci.dll is the code integrity module. ... very important. The secure file command should fix any possible corruption with it.

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Hi all !

I used to create USB boots using the Program Ultra Iso and boot and install windows with my USB flash.

but this time it isn t possible.

when i choose to boot from USB, a black page comes, giving the message :

start booting from usb device ...

but it remains on this page and nothing further happens.

I tried the same flash on another system and it booted completely.
it shows that the USB is written correctly and it must be something wrong with my system.

Thanks for your help !

Answer:I can't boot from USB flash anymore

any help ?

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i have been working at this for a week and i was finally referred to you guys by a friend of mine. my problem started about 2 weeks ago. i had turned my computer off for the night and the next morning i went to turn it on again and it took about half an hour to boot (no joke). i started it in safe mode and it froze up after it loaded crcdisk.sys so what ever comes next is the problem but i don't know what comes next. i first though it could be a hard ware problem but i changed out almost all the parts and it still won't work. i tried to reinstall vista because this was becoming annoying having to turn on the comp 30 mins before you need it but, the vista disk isn't damaged but it still didn't work, so it must be a driver or something like that. i put in my motherboard disk to install the drivers and it didn't work and i reset my CMOS and that didn't work either. it will get through the whole install and again get to crcdisk.sys and then crap out any help you have for me would be great i have pretty much been defeated on this one. thanks - Matt

Answer:i can't boot to vista anymore

I can think of quite a few things that may be going on. Have you tried the steps posted here: ?

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After clocking my CPU from 8X to 12X in the BIOS setting, my computer would not boot up anymore. It does not beep or run a POST (power on self test).

Note: It is a 8-bit KT7 RAID Motherboard and 800mhz Duran processor.

How can I reset the BIOS setting??

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Computer will not boot up anymore

Hold the insert key down while you power up, it sets abit's to default processor, then go in the bios and reset the processor speed.

In other words, hold down the insert key, push the power button on, and keep holding the key until you start to boot.

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I recently left my PC in my flat for the summer and when I came back to it 7 weeks later to turn it on Windows XP wouldn't boot up.

I turned on the PC and the Windows XP Home loading screen came up but it was all funny colours and then after that screen where it usually asks me for my password the screen just went black except for some strange lines of colours across the screen. At first I thought it was the monitor but I have since tried that on someone else's PC. The PC will now occasionally boot up in Safe Mode but that only happens once every 10 trys or so and when it does it still has the strange colour scheme all over the monitor. I have no idea what could possibly be wrong whether it be a loose connection in the machine or something. Any sort of help on whats wrong will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows will not boot up anymore.

Well, if it's not the monitor, it's probably the graphics.
Do you use a graphics card or intergrated geaphics?

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Question: Wont boot anymore

My vista laptop wont boot
When I press the power on button, I get the post check and then it restarts and just keeps doing the same cycle
When I put my vista disc in and boot from disc, the moving green bar comes up on the bottom, the hard drive light stays on but it never loads.
I cannot get into the F8 menu
Last night it was booting diffrent. It would do the post check then come up with the 'Windows cannot start screen' and give the option to repair or start windows normally. No matter which one I pressed, the computer would restart and bring the 'windows cannot start screen' again in a constant cycle.
Help needed urgently
Ps - Is there anyway of forcing a system restore?

Answer:Wont boot anymore

What is the make and model of this computer?
What kind of disc did you use,eg installation disc?

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The power to my house went off. I fixed it and turned on my computer again, and the power went off multiple times after that in succession. After the last time my computer no longer boots Windows. I have attempted to start normally (the Windows logo appears and then freezes). I have attempted to repair Windows (it loads Windows files and freezes in a stasis of loading). I have attempted to open in safemode but the drivers stop loading at classpnp.sys. I've even gone into the bios and loaded optimized defaults but still nothing. I'm guessing it's the motherboard? After attempting to repair the usb's lose power so I'm not sure if that would indicate anything. The only thing I haven't tried yet is installing a fresh version of Windows but I don't know where I put my disk and I have a lot of valuable files that I wouldn't be able to transfer at the moment.

Answer:Computer won't boot anymore?

Just out of curiosity, did you have the pc plugged into a surge protector?

Could be a bad power supply or


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I've just finished assembling my first computer, and tried installing windows 7 ultimate x64 on a blank samsung 256gb SSD from an 8gb usb stick, but I got an error on the second step at 1% saying "Windows cannot install required files". I pressed OK and restarted, I get a message saying there's nothing to boot from. Obviously, I made sure the USB was top priority as a boot device.

Any help with that..?

Here's some information about the stuff:

-The components are here:Intel Core i5-4690K, MSI GeForce GTX 970, Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) - System Build - PCPartPicker Canada
-I used Rufus to get windows 7 ultimate on the usb as a bootable device. I kept everything by default once that was done, so MBR for bios/uefi,NTFS ( I think), 4096 and quick formatting, no bad block verification.
-The HDD was unplugged
-I used a usb 2.0 port

The error itself happened on the installation screen, after the screen forselecting to choose partitions and whatnot, as the files were being copied.

This was my first build, so maybe this could be hardware-related somehow. Thank you!

Answer:Win 7 Boot USB first detected, but not anymore?

Put your iso file on the usb stick again using this program, it never fails me.

WiNToBootic bootable usb drive windows vista/7/8 - Bootable USB | Bootable USB

And make sure you didn`t change the boot order in the bios, or else the usb stick will just keep booting over and over again.

Use the boot menu to choose the usb stick 1 time and that`s it.

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HP laptop ZE4310 - 7 years old - XP SP3

Although CD-ROM is on top of the boot devices in the BIOS the CD ROM is systematically ignored when I want to boot a bootable CD. This was no problem in the past.
At boot time the drive is accessed (LED shows short activity) but that's all before switching to the HDD (the original 30GB disk was replaced in the past with a 120GB without apparent problem - maybe the boot problem stems from this ?).
The drive is seen allright under "My Computer" and I can play audio and DVD disks but although Autoplay is marked, that does not work either.

Opening up the laptop to find the CMOS battery to reset the BIOS is a no go because I don't want to vandalize the machine. It's not simple to take it apart.

I would like to reinstall XP but without recognizing the CDs it's difficult. I do have an external USB CD ROM drive. Any known trick to boot from this device ?

Thank you for your valuable input.


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Question: wont boot anymore!

Dear CH! Im ripping my hair out! About two weeks ago i decided to instal and old game Toca race driver 3 on my machine! Its running windows 7 Ultimate. anyways. The program asks to restart the computer and so i did. now i get this screen: (sorry i cant post a photo but its exact wording)                                                                                       Windows Boot ManagerWindows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.2. choose your language settings, and then click "next".3. Click Repair your computer.If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance. Status: 0xc000000finfo: the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. this has happened before but then i just did a format and reload. Thats most likey what ill be doing again but i want to know what is causing this. now i put my win 7 dvd into the drive and it shows the windows is loading files screen and then the computer restarts.... I have XP 64bit on a dual boot but for some reason i no longer can open firefox on it.... Is this a possible hard drive failure or curruption? what tools... Read more

Answer:wont boot anymore! program is not Windows 7 compatible, so you will likely need to repair Windows 7 and avoid using it on 7.

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I installed windows 8 earlier today and it ran fine, then when restarting to finish windows updates it went to a black screen that ocassionaly flashes and I could move my cursor around. It always does now and I can't enter safemode, I do not have a windows 8 cd as I did their download upgrade win 7 to win 8 deal.Saber tooth p67 motherboardI2600k processor16 gb ramGtx 580 Zotac 3 gb cardTitanium fatality sound cardVelociraptor digital western 500 gb hard drive G19 keyboard and g9x mouse Help please.

Answer:Windows 8 won't boot anymore...

I have not run into that yet but I would try booting to the Windows 7 DVD and run startup repair, otherwise I think windows 8 also uses the small partition at the front of the drive to allow you to boot to the repair utility.Good Luck,Mike

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I have been using Windows 7 without issues or at least no issues that cause me to be at a downer like this one since I started using Windows 7.

This is the biggest and most ***** situation I been in.

I need your help.

My last option is re-installing Windows but I'm 100% sure that this is not required to fix my issue.

It all started today around 1 PM, now 8 hours or so ago when I was backing up my C drive with the program:
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

It froze for some brief moment the first time I switched been my admin account and user account but the second time I was done for. I had my cursor visible and a black screen and that is not changing for hours.

Why did I do this? Because I was trying to fix: I tried enabling hibernate function but no luck

So this is all related. I think I should never have switched between accounts and let the system take the backup I was doing.

Anyway when I try to start up I got now through advanced booting:

status: oxc000000e

My boot system is messed up.

I'm now using my windows disc and:

Rajan : Computer Blog: How to Create a Clean BCD file to fix Windows 7 Boot problem

Some of these commands don't work.

I got a system repair disk of February but I had no luck using that. I got a backup made some days ago on a remote hard drive, I got a system image made some tome ago but all of these I cannot use!!!!

It doesn't list them and I don't know how to use them with my situ... Read more

Answer:Can't boot my windows anymore

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My computer had a little problem with it a couple of days ago and I thought that I could fix it by doing a "SYSTEM RECOVERY" on my computer (because it worked before). Well I did the system recovery and it seemed to be working just fine until I clicked on "Finish". Then after that it seemed to take a really long time to load then it went to a blackish gray screen and there was just a little error message that says " The System is Not Fully Installed. Please Run Setup Again". Then I click "OK" on the error message and it re-boots my computer and then says it is loading Windows, but then it just goes to the same error message, EVERYTIME! I have tried pressing F10 while booting and I have did the System Recovery again by doing so and it does the same thing. Please help me out! I really really would appreciate it!! Thank you all so much!!

Answer:Will Not boot Windows XP anymore!!

I would check to see if my restore disk could do an XP repair...

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Vista 32
500gb HD
Nvidia 9800 GX2 1024
Q9600 2.6ghz

I've been up all night trying to fix this..

So I have been having issues with installing WOW and AOC due to memory issues, I was getting blue screens that said

so I downloaded memtest and prime95 to diagnostic the problem, will it reported back that memory slot 1 had 410 errors, but I was having problems isolating if the it was a bad slot or bad stick. So I ran prime95 torture test and during the test I received a bluescreen and it came up and went away so fast I couldn't notice the error so I had to reboot.When the computer came back up it started going extremely slow, so I decided to reboot into safe mode. It took roughly like 10 mins to just see the windows logo then another 10-15 mins to get to log in screen then another 10 mins to type my password then another 20 mins to see my desktop and this was all done in Safemode.

So now I rebooted again, this time I would get black screen for like 30 mins after Windows logo. So I decided to just re-install Vista it took a very long time to get to Vista re-install screen and next think you know it I get blue screen with the following error

nvstor.sys address 863e9395 base at 863e50000 DATAMAP 46671a61

So then I figured it was dvd drive I was install from so I unplug the defective drive and used my 2nd dvd and run install again, this time I managed to install Vista took roughly 3 hours, and now BINGO re-i... Read more

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I can't boot into Windows XP home anymore after I (foolishly) removed a new version of a program called magic folders (used to hide folders) and tried to install an older version of it which didn't work. I then tried to reinstall to new version but after rebooting I find instead of getting into Windows all I get is a black screen! I've tried to use the Last Known Good Configuration from the boot menu which also gives me a black screen. I have also tried to get into Safe Mode where I can do a system restore but all I get is a DOS screen with the following :multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\ntoskrnl.exemulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\hal.dllmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\kdcom.dllmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\BOOTUID.dllmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\Config\Systemmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\C_1252.nlsmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\C_850.nlsmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\C_intl.nlsmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\FONTS\vgaoem.fonmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\AppPatch\drvmain.sdbmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sysmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.sysmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\pci.sysmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\isapnp.sysmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(o)partiti... Read more

Answer:Help - I can't boot into Windows anymore !

Looks like its time for a clean re-install to me.

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I've only found one reference to my problem and that was on this site in the wrong forum. I haven't found any answers, though.
My IBM 600 laptop has decided it doesn't want to boot anymore.
Instead I get an error 127 message after it tests the memory and reports the 228800KB's OK.
In testing the components from the dialog box that opens I get an "DEV 001", "ERR 42", "FRU 1110" message when testing the systemboard and testing the memory causes the machine to freeze up. Everything else tests OK.
The situation is the same regardless of whether I use the onboard battery or the AC adapter. It's the same regardless of whether I use the HD or my emergency boot floppy.
I've replaced the CMOS battery and reset the date and time.
The machine is identified as type 2645-45U, serial number 78-KNR91 05/99
The platform once booted is Win98SE.
The bios is IBET39WW and the CPU is a Pentium II at 300mHz
The motherboard is model number FC/01/00
I'm going to keep poking at the problem but I'd sure appreciate it if someone could give me a leg up on what to look for.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:IBM 600 127 error, won't boot anymore

This is nearly always a sofware error, meaning requested procedure cannot be found or is caused by very big file tables The size of the data file is actually the main culprit.
But you can see it in a PC when the hard drive becomes defective, or memory goes awry.
This is a serious error requiring some real work. Test your memory and hard drive in an enclosure or another machine.
If the hard drive is older than two years, consider replacing the drive and rescuing the data from the old drive in a USB enclosure.
But since you have already tried everything, you can learn from the Thinkpad forums that old 600, 600E, (not so much 600X) boards fail, and give this error as they do... or the cpu fails... check the fan on your cpu to be sure it is able to cool.

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