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Windows Doesn't boot without boot disk. Changes the boot order no luck

Question: Windows Doesn't boot without boot disk. Changes the boot order no luck

Did a re install with boot disk, not when the computers boots, its asking for the boot disk. I tried changing the startup order in the Bios having the HDD with windows installed on it as the First, but it still will not load without the boot disk.

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Preferred Solution: Windows Doesn't boot without boot disk. Changes the boot order no luck

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Answer: Windows Doesn't boot without boot disk. Changes the boot order no luck

Hi wjason777. Welcome to the TenForums @wjason777

Normally I don't comment in BSOD section of forum.

When you installed windows did you have other drives attached? I would re-do the clean installation with only your primary boot disk attached.

I would also get a fresh copy of windows using the media creation tool and just leave it on USB Key.

Here is the clean install tutorial.

Clean Install Windows 10

If you only have your windows and programs on boot disk I might be inclined to delete all partitions and let windows rebuild, think it is step 13 in tutorial. Ensure your data is backed up.

Have one of the mods move thread to Installation section.

Ken

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Did a re install with boot disk, not when the computers boots, its asking for the boot disk. I tried changing the startup order in the Bios having the HDD with windows installed on it as the First, but it still will not load without the boot disk.

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Hello,

I recently purchased a copy of x64 Windows 7 Business. I downloaded it from the Online store DigitalRiver as part of the students deal.

Here is my system information:
Current operating system: Windows Vista x32 Business
Processor: Intel Quad Core 2 Q6600 2.4 GHz
Memory: 4GB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz
Motherboard: Intel 975XBX2 KR Socket 775
BIOS version: 2838 (Latest)

I burned the x64 Windows 7 installation files onto a DVD. I am aware that it is not going to run from my current OS since it is x32.

My Boot order is the following: DVD/CD ROM -> HDD

I tried to boot with the x64 Windows 7 DVD but it simply didn't. So I decided to format my computer using the x32 Vista DVD.

After the format, I tried to boot with the x64 Windows 7 DVD and it failed again.

So I re-installed x32 Vista and I still cannot boot with the x64 Windows 7 DVD.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 x64 dvd doesn't boot up -Not boot order issue

Make bootable iso from student d/l

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Hi there,Recently got a HP Pavilion g6 2213sa which came with Windows 8 (spit!) and this disgusting UEFI BIOS replacement (double spit!).Anyway, I need to dual boot Ubuntu on my system, so I installed Ubuntu. Normally, on a non UEFI system, a "Grub" bootloader installed by Linux would take over the startup process, and allow you to choose between either Windows 8 or Ubuntu on startup. However, on this computer, startup is just booting straight to Windows 8 despite the fact that Ubuntu and Grub IS installed.Now, upon startup, if I press F9, then I get to change the boot-device on a one-time basis. I can either select "OS Boot Manager", which loads Windows 8, or "Ubuntu" which loads the Grub bootloader which allows me to select Windows 8 or Ubuntu.However, when I press F10 to enter the Bios Setup with the intention of changing the boot order permanently, the Ubuntu option isn't there. Instead it has OS Manager, USB Disk, CD Rom, USB CD Rom and Network Card.Thanks, HP for, the crappily designed BIOS.Anyway, can anyone PLEASE provide me a way of changing the boot order so that GRUB is loaded first and NOT this crap Windows 8 rubbish (that I would happily bin if I didn't need it for work). 

Answer:Changing Boot Order on Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu

Looks like HP forums are just as useful as HP customer service and HP computers - i.e., not very useful at all.Problem solved though. Took the piece of crap back for a full refund and won't be buying HP again.Happy days.Bye.

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Hi all, I'm trying to boot from my USB drive on my Lenovo IdeaPad U410. I changed the following settings in BIOS: * Boot mode -> legacy support (from UEFI)* Boot order -> USB HDD (listed my device) to the top, Windows Boot Manager to the bottom After that, I save the changes with Fn+F10 or via the Exit menu, and reboot the computer. When I go the BIOS then, the boot mode has been saved, but the boot order hasn't! Also, when I go to the boot menu and select USB HDD, the system doesn't boot my USB drive, but just boots windows. Does anyone know what's going on here? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Boot order isn't saved on the U410 and USB boot just boots windows

Hello and welcome,
 
Just tossing out some random ideas ...
 
Perhaps BIOS doesn't see your USB drive as bootable for some reason.  I'd expect the boot order to be saved anyway, though.  How have you prepared your external drive?  Is it an actual HDD or a flash drive?  What is installed on it that you're trying to boot?
 
If you try to set the boot order without your USB drive installed is there a generic USB HDD or similar entry that you can move?  If you do that does the order get saved?
 
In addition to legacy boot mode is there a CSM enable option?  I'd expect that to be automatic with legacy mode, but something to check.
 
Z.

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My Dell Inspiron 660 is 2 months old. It came with Windows 8 preinstalled. My problem: I am trying to change the boot order so I can boot from CD ROM as a first option. I have tried using the "F" keys on boot, but it just ignores me and goes on to boot up. I have also tried the "Advanced Options > UEFI Firmware Settings" in "Change PC Settings" and got the same results. I spent some time on the phone with a Dell tech. After trying all the things I had already tried, he and his supervisor decided I must have a bad Motherboard. Does this sound right? Is there any way to repair this problem?

Answer:Can't get into Windows Boot Manager to change boot order.

The option your looking for is located in the BIOS. Try using the Del key to access the BIOS setup screen on startup.

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Hi guys. Not sure if this is the right place for this, but here goes.

I have Kubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1 installed on separate drives on my computer. Dual-booting through the Linux bootloader works fine, as in I can boot either Win8.1 or Linux without incident. However, whenever I boot Windows, it resets itself to the highest boot priority, and always re-adds a boot entry if I remove it. My question is, how can I get it to stop doing this? I can temporarily fix it through Linux, but I'd really like to stop it permanently, as it's starting to become a pain.

EDIT: It turns out my problem was related to a duplicate entry for Ubuntu. If you're having this problem and have tried to install Linux a couple of times, check to make sure that you only have one entry for it.

Answer:Windows 8.1 resets boot order on boot

Just make sure that in your BIOS, the first boot device is the UEFI device, was KuBuntU overwriting that in the dupe entry? Or was Windows doing it?

Since the removal of the Boot.ini file, I have had trouble keeping it all straight. Always in the past I could use the Boot.ini file to set my Boot OSes, but now you have to use BCDedit.

There are some 3rd party apps that allow you to set it to what you want, but they are paid programs. Check the Tutorials section for ways to set your Preferred Boot. One thing I have found is that if you have Windows 7 installed on one drive, and you add another drive and install Windows 8 on it fresh, it puts the Boot Entries on the Windows 7 drive. That's how my Media computer ended up, the Windows 8 OS is on a 750 GB drive, but the boot loader for 8 is on a 250 GB IDE drive that has Win 7 on it. So if the IDE drive is removed, it won't boot.

This does not happen if you install the OSes while no other drives are added, the boot sectors will be on the drives holding the OS. I took out all other drives from my main computer and then upgraded to Windows 8 from 7, after I put the other drivers back in, I got the old Black Boot Loader screen, so when I choose 8, it reboots, shows me the Windows 8 Loader, then continues.

Finally, I set the Windows 8 loader to Legacy mode - The Tutorials show you how, just search for "Legacy Boot Mode" - This might be good for your system, also you can get to Safe Mode a lot easier as well as choose betw... Read more

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   Evidently while trying to take advantage of the Windows 10 Upgrade, somehow some damage was done to a file(s) from my old  Windows 8.1 OS pertaining to a missing, or damaged, file....  \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe  ...  which
in turn rewflects an Error code:  0xc0000001...
  At any rate, as a result, I am not able to boot up without an installation disc, nor perform the requested "Restart" to continue with the Windows 8.1 reinstallation because of this Error, and missing file(s), and am at my wits end...
  Please does anyone have any idea what my best course of action might be at this point, as I have seeminglly tried everything that I could think of for the better part of two weeks now.
  Last night a gal that lives a few doors down checked in on me, because she hadn't seen me for those two weeks and was just pretty concerned about whether I was allright or not, and she suggested that I take the laptop to an outside Technician, but
unfortunately, I am a disabled  U.S. Veteran, and I just don't have alot of money to work with.
  If someone could please help me with this litlle bit of a predicament, I would surely appreciate it more than you could ever know.
  Thank you....  And I Wish you Happy Holidays!
     -Otto Pedersen

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Enrolled for technical preview and got Windows 10 preview downloaded. During install, I only see 2 wheels rotating for-ever. It's been more than 12 hours now...and I don't see any update. I couldn't provide any details regarding the preview version that should be installed...having a very very bad experience.

Answer:Lumia 625, Windows 10 Technical Preview doesn't even boot, how can I get it to boot?

hold power button until reboot then it will finish the installation without problems

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Hello.

1. Problem
So this thing happened after I was chilling on my laptop on battery. Windows didn't warn me that I was low on battery, so it went to sleep for a few seconds, then booted up without me touching anything (thought I had time plug it in quickly) and then boom - it shut down. Laptop plugged in, I was ready to boot the laptop up. I was ready that it'd tell me that "last shutdown wasn't done properly, blablabla" - I was familiar with this, so I had two options:
- "Launch Startup Repair (recommended)"
- "Start Windows normally"
First I tried to "start normally" - as you may think already, it didn't "start normally", it booted to the ASUS' recovery wizard (to make things clear, Startup Repair also boots to ASUS' recovery wizard), which looks like this. So these three options from the last picture:
Recover Windows to first partition only
This option deletes only the first partition and allows you to keep other partitions, and to create a new system partition as drive "C".

Recover Windows to entire HD
This option deletes all partitions from your hard disk drive and creates a new system partition as drive "C".

Recover Windows to entire HD with two partitions
This option deletes all partitions from your hard drive and creates two new partitions "C" (60%) and "D" (40%).​

My thought is to keep the files and get Windows bootable again, so none of these options are for... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 doesn't boot, only able to boot to ASUS recovery wizard

Don't have an Asus but there should be an option to recover to factory condition.. If not the 6 recovery disks you made will do that. They are a copy of the recovery partition only. Use the Linux disk to save everything on the drive you want to keep to another drive. Boot to disk 1 and follow the instructions.
Hirens and UBCD can both be used to repair the MBR which You should try first.

Bill

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I need to use a Windows 10 recovery disk on a Acer Travelmate 5740. I've got a working Windows 10 64-bit desktop PC which I've created two recovery disks onto CD-ROM. In both cases, the CD-ROM disks do not boot into a recovery environment on either the desktop or the Acer Travelmate 5740. Each time, the Windows 10 logo will display, but nothing else happens. I've been told I need to disable UEFI mode, but can't find this in the BIOS, and the system information displays too quickly during preboot to read properly.

Answer:windows 10 recovery disk on cd-rom doesn't boot

i strongly suggest you to have an USB flash drive to create a bootable windows 10 media (recovery too) Probably your Desktop is newer than your Travelmate, so your CD-roms were created using UEFI but your Travelmate is Legacy BIOS. i suggest you to download windows 10 from microsoft servers (iso format)https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and then use Rufus to create a bootable USB flash drive:https://rufus.akeo.ie/?locale=en_USset it as Legacy BIOS on partition scheme and FAT32 as format 

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Hello, wondering if anyone can help with this issue. I am looking to install xp so I wrote the .iso onto a bootable USB and changed the boot order in the bios to boot from USB first. Then after it rebooted, the screen stays black with no bios screen etc. Not sure why it doesn't come up, any suggestions? Thanks

This is an acer aspire one netbook running ubuntu 10.04. 120gb hdd and 1gb Ram. Have absolutely no problems in past with it and it's about a year and a half old.

Extra info :-: when trying to hit the caps lock in the blank screen, the light does jot come up and the keyboard seems to be unresponsive. I am letting it cool down as it was on all day whilst o was researching the xp installation so will attempt to turn it on again soon but fear it may be to the boot order change.
 

Answer:Solved: Blank screen on startup after changing boot order to boot from USB.

Any POST messages?
 

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System T61 I was able to boot from my USB memory stick before.  However, recently I no longer can do this. Boot from ATAPI CD is fine.When I go into BIOS Setup, I notice there is a "-" minus sign in front of USB HDD.  What is this?  This is the only entry that has "-" sign in front of it.   Does this mean anything to booting off the USB stick?

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Have a Zbook G3 17 which came with SATA,1TB HD only.  Installed a 1TB SSD M.2 2260 PCIe in the SSD connector on system board, updated BIOS to latest version and both drives are recognized and accessable in Win 7. My issue is, in the BIOS, I can not permanently change boot drive from HDD 0 to SSD. If I press "F9" key during booting up, I can select which drive to boot off of during that startup only. Next boot up computer reverts to HDD 0 for booting up.  I do not see anywhere in the BIOS where one can permanently select which drive to boot up on. I want to have the HDD as a data drive/backup and SSD as primary drive. Has anyone experienced this issue, if so how to corrected, or am I nuked? Fred

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HPE 490tWindows 7 SP1 x64 I need to make sure I boot from a specific disk, but I want to have other disks enabled for bootin case that preferred disk fails.   I can't figure out how to do what I want.  The devil is in the details. The details:I added, some time ago, an SSD which boots & runs Windows a lot faster than any HDD,However, SSD's have their own failure issues and it would be useful to have the internal diskscapable of booting also.    This is doable - but what happens then, is they  are then always preferred.This is not desirable. The internal disks are on SATA ports 1 & 2.  The DVD is on port 3.The SSD is on port 4. Switching the SSD to port 1 seems to disable the USB 3.0 PCI board, because anything on the USB 3.0ports then disappears.  That's bizarre, but reproducible, and not desirable at all.   Moving one of the internal drives to port 4 doesn't matter - the system will still boot from the internaldrives and the SSD will be mounted  later.   Messing around with the BIOS doesn't seem to help.  It's on the old side (last available update in 2010?). BIOS  doesn't show support for USB booting - but the system will boot from a USB device if one is installed  -if nothing else is attached that is preferred.  It doesn't seem possible to order the disks or the SATA ports for booting purposes. It is possible to enable/disable SATA drives in BIOS, but disab... Read more

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I have a HP ze5568cl laptop (Windows XP SP2). For a few years we've had trouble with the power connector. We've just wiggled the power cable to keep it connected and lived with the problem. It also gets very hot and the fan runs constantly.

Yesterday when I powered it on there was no power, absolutely nothing. My husband has some electronic knowledge so we took the laptop apart and he soldered the loose part of the power connector. While he was doing that I cleaned the fan (couldn't believe how much dust was in there!)

When we plugged in the power cable the orange light came on so we were excited. When we powered it on all the keyboard lights lit up so we thought we had fixed the problem but.... that's all it did. It went no further except that the fan kicked on.

There is a clicking noise coming from the cd drive about every second with the green light flashing. I suppose it is checking to see if there is a bootable cd in the cd drive. I have attempted to change the boot order by holding F1, then F2 but it still continues to try to read the cd drive. I can't get to the screen that will allow me to change the boot order.

I also put the OS disk in the cd drive, hoping that it would start with the disk but it just clicks. Hubby removed the cover of the cd drive and I could see that the cd is spinning.

There were no problems with this laptop prior to the power problem. It was really working very well especially considering the age of it.

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Answer:Laptop won't boot, can't change boot order, cd drive just clicks

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Howdy all, first post here.

I have a Satellite P840, Part PSPJ6A-00h001

Windows 8.

I am having trouble accessing the Bios or the Boot Order. I need to boot from a CD/DVD and I cant get into the options of boot to change the boot order.

I have tried F12 F2 pushing repetitively on boot, holding down F12 and holding for 1 second (as per the manual) with no luck.

What am I missing....I have never not been able to get to boot options before. The only thing is it is Win8 which I am not familiar with.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite P840 - Accessin the Bios or Boot Order from Boot

Perform complete shutdown http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2B03EY0002R01.htm , restart notebook, press F12 and you will be able to enter boot menu. There you can choose which device should be first bootable device.

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Hi there, I hope this is the right forum for this question.

My son has an i7 custom build computer and the previous owner gummed the computer up good with malware etc. The current setup is Windows 8, but our goal is to install a fresh copy of windows 7 Professional 64-bit which we have purchased "intended for distribution with a refurbished PC".

This is a bit of a project for us, so we are taking our time with it, and hopefully learning something along the way.

We are trying to wipe the HDD completely on the machine, but we are unable to run DBAN to do so, because every time we restart the machine it keeps booting up in Windows instead of DBAN. I have gone into BIOS and changed the order of the BOOT to read from the CD-ROM followed by the USB before the C Drive (I have copies of DBAN on both USB drive and CD-ROM). But it is still not booting. Not sure what to do???

Cheers,

Sean

Answer:can't boot DBAN trying to change boot order in BIOS not working

It is possible you have not created a bootable CD/USB. Use Rufus for example. https://rufus.akeo.ie/

Also provide motherboard make/model please.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But nothing.....

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

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

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

It is now working beautifully.

Thanks for your help.

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Hi a couple of months ago my system crashed, windows 7 wouldnt boot, and I misplaced my installation disk. I had the problems several times since obtaining the computer several years ago. (Lenovo IDeaPad y450). I attributed the problem to what I believed was a bad hard disk, so I replaced it with a refurbished model.
I installed Ubungu 13.10, and it worked well ever since. I later located my win 7 disk and created a dual boot. Windows worked very well for several months until it stopped starting up last week. It would get to the black windows screen, where it says starting, and usually get stuck there. I would get fed up and turn it off after half an hour. Once it was as the screen and it later started the checkdisk program and found no errors. Another time it finally got into windows after a very long loading time, and it seemed to work fine, until the next time I restarted windows. It just went back to the loading windows screen.
I formatted the windows partition through GParted in Ubuntu, and tried the installation disk, and it would get stuck at 0% in the "expanding files" sequence. After an hour of hoping something would happen I got fed up and forced it off again.
Not sure what to do from this point. I have read other posts and it has led me to think that the issue could possibly be bad RAM or an issue with BIOS. But, Ubuntu has been working fine, while Windows has simply been freezing at any attempt of a startup.

Answer:Win 7 , Ubuntu dual boot, windows wont boot, startup disk doesnt help

It could be that the HDD has a bad sector in the Windows partition, or that the drive is actually failing. If there is a utility in Linux that tests memory, I would run it.

You could also use Memtest86+. It runs from a CD/DVD. Let it run for several passes to rule out bad RAM.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Hi, I really need some help here.

My system has two drives:
1) SSD (C: drive) where my win7 OS boots from (call this normal_win7)
2) HDD (D: drive) where I keep my data

I created a D:\virtual_win7.vhd file and installed win7 on it (for testing purposes) following these instructions:

Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot

When I boot, I get no boot menu asking me to choose either between normal_win7 or virtual_win7 install. By default, it boots into virtual_win7. To boot into normal_win7, I need to press F11 at reboot to enter into Boot Menu and select it. I thought I would be presented with a boot menu at reboot each time? Those instructions I followed in the link told me the boot manager would be present. So I got a feeling something went wrong somewhere.

These are some things I observed:

1. I installed EasyBCD within normal_win7 and it only has one entry listed in the bootloader:


HTML Code:
Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
2. Within System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Startup and Recovery, there is also only one entry.

3. In Disk Management (within normal_win7), the vhd does not appear.

Questions:

What do I need to do to get the boot menu manager going when I reboot my system to allow OS selection?

Why doesn't the vhd appear in Disk Management within normal_win7? Is it because it is being dynamically mounted each time it is booted into? I thought th... Read more

Answer:Boot issues with virtual hard disk. No windows boot manager

I guess everyone is using win8 these days, or my question is at the cutting edge of technology that no one knows the answer

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I?ve got a strange one on my hands here. I can not boot into windows 7 without having my windows 7 install disk in the drive at boot up and wait past the hit any botton to boot off of cd. If I try to boot without the disk in the drive I get the boot manager is missing error.
Also I can get windows 7 to recognize one of my SATA drives.
I have a pair of drives in raid 0
A 160 gig drive windows can see
A 250 gig drive that windows can?t see
My mobo is a Abit   ix38 quadgt
 
Thanks,

Answer:Boot manager is missing, will not boot without the windows 7 install disk in the drive

sprogis, If Windows isn't able to repair the problem on its own, you might try EasyBCD .-Alex

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Here goes my (sorry if it's too) detailed description:I was watching a video on-line and suddenly a bunch of windows started popping up for some kind of (most likely) fake registry/anti-virus software.  I tried to close all of the pop-ups and stupidly must have clicked the wrong thing on one because a program began to download.I shut the computer down, and when I tried to normally boot up, the computer shut down.  I was able to boot up in safe mode, but it (some kinda virus) kept shutting the windows firewall off so that I had to constantly re-enable it.  An alert also popped up every time I booted up in safe mode saying something like "explorer cannot find ***, please run chkdsk".  (I'm sorry I can't remember exactly what it said!)  When I ran chkdsk it said that were errors found but it did not fix them.  Arg!The day after doing all of this, I tried to boot up in safe mode again, and I got the BSoD.  I get the same message whether I try to boot normally, in safe mode, or any of the other safe options.  This is it:-----------------------------a problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.CONFIG_LIST_FAILED   If this is the first time you have seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer.  If this screen appears again, follow these steps:Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.  If this is a new installation, ... Read more

Answer:config_list_failed BSoD, unable to boot to windows or boot from install disk!

CONFIG_LIST_FAILED usually means lack of RAM, or disk space is extremely low.You have a lot of RAM. Do you think, it's possible, you're running out of space on HD?320GB is a lot.

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Hi, I have just recently gotten a new computer which came with Vista. Previously what I have done with any new operating system I got was installed it into my old computer. However, I came to find out you can only have one computer assigned to each cd, unless I wanna buy another one, which is unecessary.

I wanted to get rid of Vista and return to XP but the XP disc would not install because of multiple errors, such as missing ntldr.

So I decided to use deriks boot and nuke to clear the hard drive, and that went smoothly.

Now, here is my problem... When I insert the XP cd it spins for a while and eventually comes to an error screen with:

"no boot sector on hard disk"
"CARDBUS NIC boot failed"

30 seconds or so later I also get this message

"No bootable devices"
Also, when I just start the computer normally, it does go to a screen that says no operating system found, which makes sense.

The weird thing is that the Windows Vista CD still starts up and goes to the installation area when I boot from CD drive, So I know my CD drive is working properly.

I have tried the XP CD in another computer and it works fine.

The computer with the problems is a Dell Inspiron 8500.

Sorry if this has been answered somewhere but I grew tired of reading through threads only to come to a very general solution of booting from the XP disc, which wont work.

Since I used deriks boot and nuke, I have not formatted and repartitioned the drive ( I don't know i... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows XP Disc won't boot - no boot sector on hard disk..

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I'm having a hard time with this computer, basically the mbr got messed up and apparently the windows drove locked and csnnot be accessed. I tried the dispatch command as you can see in the attachment and you'll see a ten gig drive I created as partition eight. Forgive me I'm new St this but this was the only drive I created so dell shipped it with so many partitions?
Anyways if you can assist I'll appreciate it, I tried the dispatch and no luck inget a error stating can't open bcd file which after giggling means the drive is still locked and cannot be opened
Also the mbr is just bad.

Answer:Windows 8.1 won't boot, startup disk doesn't work.

First of all,welcome to BC !
 
Now can you please post back with the answers to the following questions ?
 
You have said it is a Dell,but please supply the model.
 
Do you have any valuable data on this computer ?
 
Do you have a recovery partition ?
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Hey everyone.

Every time I boot up my PC, windows will load, but will take forever to load, during which lots of disk thrashing occurs, then gets the BSOD. After the BSOD, the pc will automatically reboot. After it reboots, the BSOD will not show back up, however it still takes about 5 minutes of loading and disk thrashing for the pc to be usable. I'm thinking it may be a RAM issue, but I was wondering could it be something else (before I Have to buy any RAM). I'm also wondering could it be a driver issue or something like that. The problem happened around the time I uninstalled AVG free antivirus, but reinstalling AVG didn't fix it and I'm not 100% sure that's the problem. I'm going to run memtest program sometime soon (I understand it takes a while). I've run system restore, anti-spyware programs, and the repair tool on the windows recovery CD. Anyways, I've attached the SF Diagnostic Tool info to this thread, and attaching my specs I got from Sysspec, but let me know if there is anything else that would be useful in resolving the issue.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows bsod on boot, slow boot, disk thrashing.

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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff800033d8cda, 1, 18}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ObpCreateHandle+29a )

Followup: MachineOwner
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STOP 0x0000001E: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

Usual causes: Device driver, hardware, System service, compatibility, Remote control programs, memory, BIOS

System Optimisers

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Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 6 Public:Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 6 Public
Please remove the following software:

This software is a known cause of BSOD's. The windows 7 operating system does not require these registry cleaning software. They often tune-down rather than tune-up and can wreck the OS beyond repair. Microsoft have improved Windows 7 significantly and it is much better at organising and optimising itself than its predecessors. Check this, this and this thread for evidence.

If you feel the need to use a registry cleaning or optimisation software, most of us recommend the use of CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - ... Read more

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I've got a Windows 7 upgrade disc, so I first installed Windows XP and now need to boot from this new disc. Because I'm going from 32-bit XP to 64-bit Windows 7, I have to boot from the disc.

I can press F12 to get into the boot order selection screen; but pressing the arrow keys, escape, or enter has no effect. Once I'm on that screen, I just have to turn off the PC because I can't do anything else.

Both keyboards I've tried have been USB. I actually bought a new keyboard in case my keyboard was the issue, but the stores only had USB keyboards--if USB is the issue, I'll have to wait a few days before I can borrow an old keyboard that uses PS2.

Is there any way to workaround this using the USB keyboard I have?
 

Answer:Keyboard doesn't work in BIOS, any other way to change boot order?

Try plugging the usb keyboard into the usb port next to the ethernet port.

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We have 3000+ new computers to be set up with windows 10, and we need to change the boot order on these computers. To do this we use a script that calls BiosConfigUtility64.exe -s -f"<filename.txt>". This works fine on other settings (like LAN / WLAN Switching) but the boot order will not stick.This is the output from the command:  Command used: BiosConfigUtility64.exe /set:"HP ProBook 440 G3.txt"Result:<BIOSCONFIG Version="4.0.15.1" Computername="MININT-E26EISQ" Date="2016/05/20" Time="10:33:15" UTC="-8"><SETTING changeStatus="pass" name="UEFI Boot Order" reason="Success" returnCode="0"><OLDVALUE><![CDATA[HDD:USB:1,HDDATA:1,NETWORK IPV4:EMBEDDED:1,NETWORK IPV6:EMBEDDED:1]]></OLDVALUE><NEWVALUE><![CDATA[HDDATA:1,NETWORK IPV4:EMBEDDED:1,NETWORK IPV6:EMBEDDED:1,HDD:USB:1]]></NEWVALUE></SETTING><SETTING changeStatus="pass" name="LAN / WLAN Auto Switching" reason="Success" returnCode="0"><OLDVALUE><![CDATA[Disabled]]></OLDVALUE><NEWVALUE><![CDATA[Enabled]]></NEWVALUE></SETTING><SUCCESS msg="No errors occurred" /><Information msg="BCU return value" real="0" translated="0" /></BIOSCONFIG> When the computer reboots it 'forgets' the settings for the boot order, and reverts back to defaults.The computers are delivered with bios version 1.06, but upgrading to 1.11 brings no change.I have seen on one occation that the boot order list was empty when... Read more

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Hello, I need your help!! URGENT!!!I had no problem until this afternoon, especailly before I put my SD card for Canon DSLR in my Lenovo laptop. My laptop didn't read that SD, so I just rebooted. However, after that, my laptop just shows the boot menu for selecting booting devices(PCI lan, ATA HDD) and Bios. It always just shows that boot menu even if whatever I do(press ESC, select one device, or reboot).  I ran Diagnostics but everything was OK. Strange is that before this problem happened, the logo shown while booting was 'thinkpad'.  But after, now 'Lenovo' is shown...How can I solve this? I have IMPORTANT data in SSD, so I can't reset all. Also, safe mode doesn't work too. I put every button! Discharge also. I changed my BIOS setting to default but nothing improved. Please help me... 

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Hi People

I have a dual boot PC. I had to rebuild it recently because I put a new mobo and a new cpu in. I decided to be different this time and installed Winxp on my C drive and Win7 on my D drive. In my old rig the order was reversed.

Originally I thought this would be okay until it came to installing Rollback RX. Then I discovered that every time I tried to install rollback it either failed to install or it only protected my XP drive. I want it to protect my Win7 drive because it is my default boot.

I decided to start all over again this time installing in the reverse, with Win7 on C and WinXP on D. However I am having nothing but problems doing this because now the Win7 disk is not being recognized as having all the drivers and I can't get an internet connection on WinXP!!!!

So I'm thinking there might be a simpler way to do this. I put the contents of the disks on a Norton Ghost backup before I started doing this. Can I restore the contents of D on C and C on D? I can do it physically because both are the same size and both are ntfs. The problem is booting. If I do this my pc won't boot. So is there a way I can fix this?

I contacted Rollback RX three days ago and they haven't responded.
 

Answer:How can I fix my boot files so that I can reverse order of my boot in dual pc

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I added an another hard drive with win 7 64 installed on it. So I now have 1 hard drive with win 7 32 bit and one with 64 bit (I need booth).
before when I have done this a boot option was automatically created. This time however the only way I can accesses the new drive with Win 64 on it is by going into my bios and manually selecting the drive to boot from. However I did detach the original 32 bit harddrive when I was installing the 64 bit OS to make sure I didn't erase it (as the drives are the same size).
How can I get a boot menu set up so I can pick which drive I want to load.
My motherboard is ASUS P8H61-M LE/USB3
click here Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Trying to set up a boot menu harddrive missing in boot order

I have an ASUS motherboard and during boot-up I get the choice of pressing F8 to select which drive I wish to boot-up from. It may be worth trying this. Alternativly your motherboard manual should tell you. If you do not have a manual you should be able to download one from the ASUS web site.

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I am trying to delete all the files from an old HP (XH545) laptop running XP. Its screen doesn't work, so I have it attached to a remote monitor. I have both a bootable floppy and bootable cd which have [email protected] Kill Disk. My intention is to boot one or the other and erase everything on the hard drive.

Problem: I am unable to get into my BIOS to change the boot order. Since I have to do a Fn-F5 to switch over to the monitor, I am unable to get there in time to see when to hit F2 to edit my BIOS. I have been trying for several hours to "guess" when to hit it, still with no success. I'm not even sure I would be able to see the BIOS screen anyway - maybe you have to get past that for Fn-F5 to swap out to the monitor.

If I let the system boot normally, I can swap over in time to see it loading Windows XP.

Question 1: Is there any way to change the boot order from within Windows (or from DOS prompts)?

Question 2: Lacking a positive answer to #1, is there any other way to delete all the files from the hard drive so I can dispose of the laptop?

Thanks!

Answer:How to change boot order w/o boot-up BIOS edit?

When you hit the power switch of your laptop at same time start pressing f2 and keep hitting it until you get in BIOS. After getting in BIOS I you know what to do.

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I tried F12 when booting up PC and got a screen called Boot Menu. C drive has a plus sign beside it. I used the arrow to go down to CD rom and hit enter.

When I tried to boot from the CD disk, it still booted into Windows, and when I used F12 again C drive is the one with the plus sign. I'm not sure what the plus sign means. I only have one hard drive in this PC.

Answer:How do I change boot order to boot from WinPE emergency CD-R?

My wild guess is that your computer is UEFI -- SecureBoot and FastBoot need to be turned off. If there is a Legacy choice, maybe activate Legacy. Then, with a dvd or usb stick in the respective place [to let UEFI "find it"] -- select your first boot choice again, save and exit, reboot.

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I am choosing which OS to boot by changing the boot order in my BIOS. To me, this seems clean and simple. I built 32 bit XP on one disk, then removed that disk from my system, installed a different disk, and built 64 bit W7.

When both disks are installed, I change the boot order to select the OS I want, and each OS sees and can use the files on either disk.

Am I asking for trouble here, or is this as clean as I think it is? What I want is one set of user document files which can be used from whichever OS has been booted.

Answer:Choosing which OS to boot by changing BIOS boot order

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pander1203


I am choosing which OS to boot by changing the boot order in my BIOS. To me, this seems clean and simple. I built 32 bit XP on one disk, then removed that disk from my system, installed a different disk, and built 64 bit W7.

When both disks are installed, I change the boot order to select the OS I want, and each OS sees and can use the files on either disk.

Am I asking for trouble here, or is this as clean as I think it is? What I want is one set of user document files which can be used from whichever OS has been booted.



There are no problems with doing it that way its just a PITA. with minimal work you can have a bootloader where all you have to do is click the OS you want to run. You need to use a tool like bcdedit. there are instructions for itis use here BCDEDIT - How to Use .How this helps and let us know if you need help with anything

Ken

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BOOT MANAGER IS COORUPT AND CAN NOT BE REPAIRED OR REBUILT THROUGH WINDOWS COMMAND PROMPT, CANNOT NOTUSE BOOT REPAIR DISK EITHER, i HAVE TRIED WINDOWS 7 FRESH INSTALL, WINDOWS 7 REPAIR BOOT DISK, I HAVE TRIED A LINUX BOOT REPAIR DISK, I HAVE TRIED TO USE
BOOTSECT, BOOTREC, BOOTMBR, BOOTCFG, BOOT /FIXMBR, BOT /FIXBOOT, SCAN0S,
REBUILD, AND NOTHING SEEMS TO REPAIR THE BOOT DRIVE. ALL OF THIS IS BECAUSE OF A MISSING USB DRIVER THAT WINDOWS TRIED TO LOCATE FOR MY MOTOROLA HONE, AND IT COMPRESSED THE ENTIRE BOOT FILE AND DURING A RECOVERY OF SYSTEM IT TOALLY WIPED THE ENTIRE BOOT
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My pc doesn't work now. After windows boot manager appears, i choose windows xp and was immediately greeted with a black screen. Lights on my pc was still on. At first i thought perhaps xp is corrupted, so i reboot into windows vista and was met with the same black screen. Both versions of windows reboot after a few mins of black screens. Any ideas? I HAVE BOTH XP AND VISTA INSTALL.DISCS BYW

Answer:Windows doesn't boot after boot manager

First of all, welcome to BC !
 
I would say your best bet at this point would be to use your Vista disc to do a full reinstall of Vista, this should get your computer running again even if it only has Vista on it. Vista at least has the advantage of being still supported.
 
The problem here is that a full re-install will wipe - format - your hard drive so the question becomes 'have you got any data on this computer that you don't have backed to external media ?'.  If you do have data that you haven't got backed up, probably the simplest way to do this is to create a self-booting Puppy Linux disc and use that to boot your computer and recover your data to some sort of external media - DVDs, memory stick, external hard drive, whatever. You will of course have to use a different computer to create the Puppy disc. You can get the necessary files and information on how to use it from here -
 
http://puppylinux.org/main/Overview%20and%20Getting%20Started.htm
 
Between that and your Vista disc you should be able to salvage your data and get your computer running again.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Finally I have a problem where I can''t make heads or tails from.
I have a very old Pentium II computer, using Windows XP which I use as a music cumputer. It suddenly stoped working. What it still does is booting: it finishes POST operation, checks BIOS, recognises that keyboard and Mouse are attached, it correctly sees my hard drive and cd-rom drive. Then it switches to my hard drive and is supposed to start windows, but it just gets stuck there, giving me an ugly black screens with a blinking cursor and that's all. I've tried reinstalling Windows from CD and that works fine until it restarts and the hard drive is supposed to take over from the CD-ROM. It gives me the same screen. The silly thing is that up until that moment the computer has been copying files from the cd to the hard disk, so the computer is able to work with the harddisk. I've checkdisked the HD and everything was fine. I've placed the HD onto another computer and it was able to read the HD,, so the HD is OK. I've repeated everything with another HD with exactly the same results. So, the computer is working, nothing wrong with the MoBo, the HD is working, cables are fine (I've replaced them as well), computer is able to work with the HD, but it just won't work when windows is supposed to start up. I've a;so made sure that the master/slave jumpers are ok, so that's not the problem either.

HELP ME, SOMEBODY!

Answer:[SOLVED] hard disk doesn't boot, start up windows

try another power supply in it

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Hello

I have two WD Caviar black 1TB drives and recently made a software RAID1 by adding mirror through disk management on Windows 7 Ultimate.

All was fine and dandy until I tried to restart my computer and found that Windows 7 won't boot (stuck at the black screen with the flickering underscore).

My computer is the HP m9340f with the IPIBL-LB (Benicia)mobo. I've since removed the 2nd HDD in the mirror which does not solve the problem.

Help is much appreciated, thanks!
 

Answer:Windows 7 - Doesn't boot after adding Mirroring in disk management

You can not mirror (make dynamic) the active boot partition within Disk Management. You have to do via bios or raid card level. To fix this, boot to your Windows 7 disc and choose the advanced tools or whatever it's called and click repair start up issues.
 

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A guy I work with brought me a HP Pavilion Laptop that was running Windows XP until he shut it down and could not get it to boot back up. I have tried to get it to boot in every way I can think of:
Booting normally or with the last known good config ends at a black screen before windows splash load screen starts.
Booting in safe mode stops at a line that reads "multi(0)disk(0)rddisk(0)partition(1)\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\AVGIDSEH.Sys"
and when booting from the disk it stops at the Windows Setup blue screen that reads starting windows at the bottom of the screen after it loads the setup files, it never gets to the point that I can do anything.
Looking for any help that I can get to solve this problem and get this PC up and running again.
 

Answer:Windows XP will not boot from HHD, boot Disk or in safe mode.

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Hello, I need some help. Laptop, windows XP with SP3 etc. Computer was functioning fine untill I used DrRTCP, supposed attemptin to "increase TCP receive window". On restart after using DrTCP, windows don't start, message "windows\system\vgaoem.fon missing or corrupted". My laptop has been through previous mess ups and as a result the "recovery partition" is already messed up and not functional. So windows repair is not a possibility. I have the "restore disks" but I understand that using those will restore the computer to factory.

I have "Ultimate Boot CD (UBC)" but i am not really familiar with how to use it. With this I have already recovered my data files and other important things

Question: 1. Is there an easy way of making the windows to sart booting?

2. If not, I saw something in UBC about remote editing the registry. Since the DrTCP changes the registry setting (not sure what settings), how can i go in UBC and rechange those settings. Now this is what I did with UBC; after installing it, a screen opens wchich has a blank box for a value for TCP. I filled that box with 32000. All other boxes were already filled with the word "default".

3. Failing above, Is there a way I can "restore to a previous restore point of windows" using the UBC?

Failing any of these, I do have a few months old Norton Ghost back up of my laptop. I know that I can boot the laptop with Ghost CD and restore th... Read more

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I've been dual booting between vista and linux for a while, but not really using linux at all, so I recently installed windows xp x64 on the linux disk for some program that was giving me grief in vista.

And now I can't boot into vista, upon booting it says "Error Loading Operating System". I've tried startup repair on the vista disc, fixmbr using the recovery console on the XP disc and resetting the BIOS values.

I can't get it to work does anyone have any ideas?


Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (overclocked to 3.4 GHz)
Vista x86 SP1 on 500 GB SATA disk
Windows XP x64 SP2 on 120 GB IDE disk
Mobo: ASUS P5k-E (WiFi AP)
2 GB DDR2-800 OCZ RAM
ATI HD3650

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows Dual Boot, Vista disk won't boot

read up on this http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_v...step_guide.htm

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Hi, I am in the position where I will have to reinstall Windows 10 Home from a USB Flash Drive to replace corrupted files and after googling how to change the boot order on my AMI 80.11 motherboard I am really confused. Is there any link or any information where I can  see step-by-step directions on how to boot my computer from a USB Flash Drive and then return it to default settings when the reinstall is successful (hopefully ...lol)  In other words how do I change the current order so the PC will boot from the USB Flash Drive instead of my hard drive? Thanks and regards,thefewtheproud

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I have an Inspiron 5759 laptop with Win 10 home.  I want to add a boot option for a CD/DVD.  I can access the UEFI but can't figure out how to add this option to the UEFI boot sequence.

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I replaced my motherboard and installed an Agility ssd for my boot drive. Every couple weeks, the computer won't boot. I go into the bios under "hard drive boot order" and find that one of my other hard drives is at the top of the hit parade. It even put my external drive as the boot drive one time. As soon as I switch my ssd to boot drive of course it boots up properly. Any ideas why it's doing this? Thanks.

Answer:computer randomly changes hd boot order and won't boot

What's the manufacturer and model of the mobo, you may need to check to see if there is a bios flash available for it. Is it under warranty? If it is then call the manufacturer and tell them what is going on.

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I have a Packard Bell desktop with XP and W7 installed.  When I switch on the (BIOS?) menu appears with both drives selectable in this order.  If I do nothing XP fires up by default.  I would like now to switch the default to W7.  My PC shop tells me that a special program is required to do this whereas I had thought that I could do this somehow via the BIOS settings (just how is not clear).  Is this indeed a complex task or can I DIY?

Answer:Dual boot - boot order change?

Hi,
It is a DIY project. You can change the order in MSCONFIG or you can get two great little programs from Neosmart Technologies.
One is EasyBCD and the other is iReboot.
http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/
EasyBCD lets you edit your configurations while iReboot lets you switch between operating systems with a single click. Got them, use them, recommend them. And, they are free for personal use.
Keep us posted

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I ran Ad-Aware, disk cleanup, defrag, and then let scandisk or checkdisk run at night while I slept. It was set to autofix any problems. In the morning the internet wouln't work, so I rebooted. Then Windows XP would not come on. I made a boot disk from my other computer (both registered copies of windows) and used it to boot my first computer. Also, tried to boot with windows xp installation disk. All choices I get by hitting f5 or by just letting either of the two disks run their course, is the command prompt with something like: C:\windows\ What do I put in here to get windows to load?Thanks in advance for any response and hopefully help.

Answer:windows xp needs answers to boot off ms-dos boot disk

What type of bootdisk did you create ? ?XP startup disks require 6 floppies...You can't just use any flavor of Windows to get XP to boot normally.p.s. You could try typing win at that prompt and hitting Enter...

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Hi
My friend has asked me to look at her HP Pavilion slimlime desktop pc which won't boot into windows.
It has a windows vista sticker on the front, and when you turn it on it displays an error message which says "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"
She has not provided me with any disks.
Your help would be most appreciated.
Thank you

Answer:PC Won't boot into windows - disk boot failure

Make sure there's no CD in the drive. If not, then looks like a hard drive failure. If that's the case, only answer would be to buy and install a new HDD and buy an operating system ( as it has a Vista sticker, you could buy a Vista CD off ebay and install using the existing COA off the case).

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Hey everyone, i'm brand new to these forums! All the help I can get will be greatly appreciated! I use Win 7 Pro 64 Bit

So 2 months ago, I installed windows 7 pro with no problems at all. Fast forward to today, I decided to reformat because the boot would get stuck in the middle of trying to boot into windows, it wouldn't flash the windows logo. I didn't think much of it so I just reformatted. This is where my real troubles began.

So I reinstall windows 7 pro with no problems (the boot disk is in there the cd drive the entire time) I install my programs and what not and install my updates. All 100% Fine. Then I take out the boot disk and restart again... and I get this error message saying:

Nvidia Boot Agent 229.0525
Copyright 2001-2005 Nvidia Corp
Copyright 1997-2000 Intel Corp

Client Mac Address: 00 30 1B BC1F59 GUID: 12973077-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF
DCHP....

Then I press escape, then it says this:
PXE-EA0: Network Boot Canceled
PXE-M0F: Exiting Nvidia Boot Agent
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

So the first time I got this error, I just thought, Oh, something must have happened no big deal, so I reformatted again and again. But I kept on getting the same exact error. It'll load into windows just fine when my install disc is in the cd drive, but when I take it out, that error pops up. *My windows is authentic, each time I have been able to validate my copy.* I have tried installing from my hard drive and from the install disc with same error.*... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Will Not Boot When the Boot Disk is NOT in the CD Drive!

Welcome to the Seven Forums! DoubleAKing Try not to hit the post new thread button too hard since you made a duplicate thread.

The part referring to "PXE-EA0: Network Boot Canceled" suggests one of two things upon seeing that. 1)You configured some remote access by network or 2) the wake up by Lan option in the bios may be enabled. Since the drive was reformatted you can rule out the first item right away for still seeing the same after a clean install.

With some bioses the option for creating a backup of the bios to be stored on the main drive is present where the reformat would have removed that but not answered the original problem unless deleted from drive. You may want to look in the board's manual in the section on the bios setup to what options are present as well as looking how the boot order is configured.

From there the startup repair tool can help the mbr and boot sector information.

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Hello,
I am having an issue running Ubuntu + Windows 10 dual boot. When I enter the boot menu I choose Windows 10 and I get these almost horizontal colorful lines https://postimg.org/image/8qm40vw5d . I can't even enter the recovery mode inside win 10.

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Hello,
I was trying to run a Windows 10 on my laptop. It started to scan the disk so I let it run. After that the notebook was restarted automatically. Now I am unable to boot into a Windows. When I choose the Windows 10 from the boot menu I get these almost horizontal colorful lines (See attached image). I've experienced the same problem on my sisters laptop, back then the lines were completely horizontal. Me and my sister we were/are having dual boot - Ubuntu + Windows. I can't even enter the repair mode on windows, because of this almost horizontal lines which come up right after I choose Windows 10 from the boot menu.
Any Ideas how to fix this?

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I just reformatted a dell dimension L866R and changed the windows to xp pro. Since changing the boot order in the BIOS this message will appear. When you press any key the message just keeps repeating itself in a loop.

When you put the windows cd and don't boot from the disk windows will come up. I cannot access the BIOS to try and change the boot order which I think that it might be.

Previously the computer had windows 98SE but the video drivers would be recognized. Decided to upgrade to newer windows version.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Error message-->incorrect boot disk please insert boot disk into drive a:

Why can't you access BIOS?
 

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

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Hi Shawn, Your tutorials are great!

I'm very frustrated. I'm trying to boot Windows 8.1 from DVD (for Nero backitup.)
I can get to the advanced settings option and even to the UEFI option.
Once I get tothe UEFI restart the computer shuts down and then just sits there - power light on - but nothing on the screen. The screen stays asleep(?) if that is what you would call it.

I'm on an Acer Aspire AT3-605_ES20 desktop. They had an instruction to hit "delete" at the Aspire logo during boot. But I don't get an Aspire logo - it just starts up to the Windows log in screen. I turned off "fast startup".

Any suggestions on how I can change my boot order so I can boot from DVD?

Thanks!
Steve

Answer:How I can change my boot order so I can boot from DVD?

Hello Steve,

You should be able to press the F12 key at boot to open the boot menu to be able to select to temporarily boot from the DVD.

If you like, you could also press F2 to enter your BIOS setup to select to have the DVD drive listed first in the boot priority order, and your OS drive second.

Why can't I get the F12 Boot Menu to work on my notebook or netbook?

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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How to change boot order to boot from a CD/DVD?

Answer:How to change boot order to boot from a CD/DVD?

Hi,First disable secure boot and enable legacy support from BIOS setup. Save and exithttps://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c04784866Then insert the discNow, change boot order:https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01443326Save and exit to continue to boot from disc.RegardsVisruth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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My Dell computer is frozen and won't go past the splash screen. Pushing the function buttons for setup or the boot menu doesn't work so I can't change any settings or configurations. The computer also will not read the CD Rom drive so I can re-install the OS. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this? Thanks.

Answer:Vista doesn't boot past splash screen and can't access boot or set menus

Welcome, this definitely looks as if you have a hardware issue. Try this. See if by any chance you can do this : HD Diagnostic and this : Memory Diagnostics
Both of these are a bootable diagnostic check. Post back results please .

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When the HDD is connected Vista will not boot, no matter the boot order. Instead it just shows a black screen with no cursor. The provided recovery discs will not boot. I removed the HDD and ran a disc scan to see if the disc was going bad, no dice, the HDD is good and works fine via usb-sata on another computer.

I inserted just the toshiba recovery disc, No HDD, and it booted. I connected the now external HDD and vista attempts to boot BSOD, Tried safe mode, last known, everything, nothing works, all get an BSOD which dissapears too fast for me to read.

I searched for a dump file on my other computer and was unsuccessful. When the HDD is connected via usb vista attempts to boot and the toshiba cd now works, however, it will not perform a full toshiba factory install it cannot find the HDD??? I am a windows power user and have years of experience with x86 programming and windows 32-bit operating systems but I am stumped. Bad Ram? Bad Sata? Bad HDD? Bad CD/DVD? this is vista home premium.

I do not want to reformat and lose all of my data "I AM A REAL "IT" not some idiot computer user" no offense to all others out there but I refuse to just "format and forget it" The tools provided used command prompt to rebuild the BCD and this doesn't work either, and the automatic repair does nothing, recovery doesn't work as it says there are no recovery points, I am frustrated beyond words.

Lastly, this operating system is just hor... Read more

Answer:Satellite P305-S8820 doesn't boot - POST "BLACK SCREEN" will not boot CD's

I'm a bit confused with the info given, but if you cant restore/repair Windows, then what you should do is backup your data to another PC using a USB Adapter, then run Recovery on the internal HDD in the P305.

You should also update the BIOS.

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Hi, I have a problem with my T440s:If I start the notebook as usual (using the powerbutton), the notebooks boots into Windows 8 as usual and everything works fine.However, I can't reboot the Notebook  and the Boot Menu / Boot Drive Selection (UEFI) doesn't boot from the SSD.The T440S is a Model with WAN Adapter.The SSD Drive is installed in the Hard-Drive-Bay.The Notebook has no M.2 SSD Drive/Cache/Turbo-Memory.Here is a description of both Problems in more detail:1. The Boot-Menu / Boot Device Selection Menu doesn't Boot of the SSD Drive.After opening the Boot-Menu of the UEFI-System, I can select different devices,for example the internal ssd.I can boot from an DVD if it was shown in the Menu. However, I can't boot from the internal SSD.When trying to Boot from the SSD, the Screen turns black and then the boot Menu appears again.2. external DVD Drive not recognizedSomehow, my external DVD-Drive is rarely recognized by the UEFI System and shown in the Boot Menu.Only in one of ten cases, the DVD-Drive is shown in the Boot Menu.I have no idea why.3. System won't rebootWhen I select reboot / restart in Windows 8, the System shuts down as usual. However, instead of booting Windows, it opens the Boot Menu.From there on, it's impossible to Boot from the SSD as described in 1.This resulted in a further Error:4. Windows crashes after installing Updates:When installing Updates, Windows asks to reboot. However, the System always hangs at the reboot (see 3).After turning the power... Read more

Answer:T440s: Boot Issues - Boot Menu doesn't work, System can't restart

Problems #1 and #3 sound like they may be BIOS problems.  Can you check to make sure you are using the latest BIOS version here?  http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS035965
 
#2 sounds like a timing issue.  BIOS will only wait so long for boot devices to become available.  if your external DVD drive takes too long, then it will be excluded from boot.  One thing to try, turn the system on and then press Enter (instead of F12).  This will bring up the Startup Interrupt menu, where you can press Enter again to pause the timer.  Wait 10-15 seconds for your DVD drive to initialize, then try pressing F12 to see if it shows up then.
 
For #4 are you using the Lenovo preload or your own install of Win8?

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If I could get to a normal boot, I could run the usual suite of anti-malware software. But I can't get there. And when booting, my keyboard is blocked (it works fine mechanically) so I can't change the boot approach or launch Kaspersky.

Attached is the FRST.TXT file. At least I could run that.

What should I do next?
 

Answer:Can't boot into safe or normal mode, keyboard doesn't function during boot

Hi and welcome to the MalwareTips.com forums!

I'm Kuttus and I am going to try to assist you with your problem. Please take note of the below:

I will start working on your malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine!
The process is not instant. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine is clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
If you don't know, stop and ask! Don't keep going on.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
Refrain from running self fixes as this will hinder the malware removal process.
It may prove beneficial if you print of the following instructions or save them to notepad as I post them.
Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.
Before we start:
Please be aware that removing malware is a potentially hazardous undertaking. I will take care not to knowingly suggest courses of action that might damage your computer. However it is impossible for me to foresee all interactions that may happen between the software on your computer and those we'll use to clear you of infection, and I cannot guarantee the safety of your system. It is possible that we might encounter situations where the only recourse is to re-format and re-install your operating system, or to nece... Read more

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Hello all, i'm hoping someone might be able to help me (bet you get that alot). I'm only semi-tech-speak literate and i've never really "fixed" a computer before so you may have to explain some things clearly. It's a bit of a long story so please bare with me!

My home computer which runs Windows XP Pro will not start. It powers up okay but as soon Windows starts booting up it freezes. Here's what happened leading up to the event..

I noticed one day as i was diconnecting from the internet that the hard drive was doing a bit of work. I thought nothing of it as i was running photoshop at the time and assumed that it was auto-saving. So an hour or so later i tried to open Internet Connection to get back on the internet but it just wouldn't open. I thought no big deal.. i'll just restart the computer; it should work after that. But as it was firing back up, it froze on a blank black screen before the windows logo appeared. I restarted again and it gave me the options of starting windows normally, with the last working settings or in safe-mode. I tried all modes but nothing worked. Starting windows normally would freeze on the current screen displaying start-up options. Starting with last working settings, a dotted grey bar appears at the bottom of the screen which loads fully then freezes there. Any variation of safe mode goes through what i assume are it's checks (looks like a long list of file names) then freezes when it gets to a file which ends with "\WIND... Read more

Answer:Windows XP will not boot - even from boot disk.

Greetings Sam L...Welcome to TSF!


Quote:




I noticed one day as i was disconnecting from the internet that the hard drive was doing a bit of work. I thought nothing of it as i was running photoshop at the time and assumed that it was auto-saving.




This is interesting....was the HDD making any 'rattly' type noises at the time?
If so, it is possible that your HDD may have failed on you.

My recommendation would be to go to the HDD manufacturer's website and download their HDD diagnostic tools and run the diagnostic tests to see if this is actually the case....should the 'tool' say that "the HDD has had its day", then you will need to replace it.
(The file is usually a .zip file, and once extracted will fit on a bootable floppy which the diagnostic tool will create.)

Having said that, there are ways of retrieving your data from the 'sick HDD' should this be the case, but do not worry about this until we have the results of the diagnostics.

Give this a try and report back with any further questions/concerns.

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Hello,

My sys will not start up I just get a error and will not even show up the window logo.

I tryed to put my Windows XP Home and Professional and Linx in the dive and there ware no boot from disk.

I cannot get in safe mode two.

Pzz Help me.

Craig.

Ps. Sorry about my bad spilling
 

Answer:Windows XP will not boot - even from boot disk

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I am new to this - but I guess I'll learn fast.I have trouble booting up. Have done a HijackThis scan and this is the result.

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE


WHAT DO I DO NEXT ??? (THANKS IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ANSWER!)

Answer:Doesn't boot past XP Screen.But can boot into Safe Mode-HELP

post your system specs including the power supply details from the label on the side
brand
wattage
in safe mode go to the device manager and see if there is any yellow alongside of anything
if there is click on it's listing and see what it says is wrong
you can also try tapping f8 when booting and from the boot options try
last known good configuration
also try a system restore to an earlier date when everything was running ok
to submit a hijack log in the hijack log help forum follow the 5 steps here
http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968
at this stage i don't think a hijack log is warranted

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Tecra S1 Model PT831E-107EQ-GR

Problems started a month ago. It randomly didn't booted. After some power off/on tries it finally booted and worked properly. Because it happened more often I've bought a new hard drive (Toshiba 40 GB). I've had Acronis True Image and planned to make a disk clone to the new drive. The problem is that a notebook now doesn't boot anymore so I cannot boot it from A CD nor hard drive. It stops at "In Touch..." logo with "Press [F12] for the boot device selection menu" text and doesn't react any key. I tried to boot with no CD, no hard drive - the same. I also connected internal HD using ATA-To-USB adapter - the same. Does it mean that's not a disk problem but motherboard or other components? Is it possible to enter BIOS before boot selection screen?

Regards,
Jacek

Answer:Tecra S1 doesn't boot and hangs at (boot) splash screen

Hello Jacek

Try to enter BIOS settings using ESC at start up.
The whole issue is strange and I don't believe someone here can offer exact diagnostic. The fact is you can use several bootable devices but if HDD or CD/DVD doesn?t work there is something wrong with motherboard. Maybe is HDD or CD/DVD controller defective.

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Windows 10 32 bit ASUS MB ASUS DVD. Unable to select DVD as 1st boot or any other option. DVD doesn't appear as an option when configuring. DVD is functioning with an assigned drive letter. Only Removable, CD, HD, and disabled are options. How would I get DVD to appear in selection options?

Answer:Win 10 Bios Boot Config doesn't show DVD as boot option

Nivram31 said:

Only Removable, CD, HD, and disabled are options.



Does it not boot from a DVD if you select 'CD'? Most BIOS setting screens I've seen just say 'CD' when they actually mean 'the CD/DVD drive'.

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I have XP (x86) installed on one partition.

Last night I installed Windows 7 (x64) on a separate partition.

Anytime I had tried this in the past, using Vista, it always detected the Windows XP partition, and gave me a boot menu with "Earlier Version of Windows" option to boot to.

This is not so with Windows 7.

How can I get the boot menu to show both options, to boot to XP or to Win7?

Thank you

Answer:boot menu doesn't show up - XP and Win7 dual boot

Try this tutorial.

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I get a message that Windows failed.
Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

It instructs me to insert the windows installation disc, restart, and run "repair your computer".  However, I did not receive an installation disc, only a utilities disk (which does not boot)
What do I do now?

Answer:Inspiron M5030 recovery boot issue. Recovery disk does full restore and starts Win7, which operates fine. But on restart, windows will not boot.

1. Reseat the hard disk drives, reseat the controller and monitor. 2. Perform chkdsk /r on the RAID volume. 3. Run diagnostics on the hard disk drives and controller and replace as necessary.
Additional Information:
Event ID 1001 is logged in the System event log. Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting Date: 12.08.2013 11:23:04 Event ID: 1001 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: server.domain.com Description: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000f4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xfffffa800644ab30, 0xfffffa800644ae10, 0xfffff80001be07b0). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 031214-68266-01 Review of the memory dump files using Debugging Tools for Windows will result in output similar to the following.BugCheck 7A, {fffff6fc40040128, ffffffffc000000e, 6454cbe0, fffff88008025000} Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+36c1a ) Debugging Details: ------------------ ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc000000e - A device which does not exist was specified. DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardwareBugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8006332b30, fffffa8006332e10, fffff80001b8e7b0} ----- ETW minidump data unavailable----- Probably caused by : csrss.exe CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4)
Look below for more details
Source : www.dell.com/.../EN

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I'm running Home Premium x64 on an Acer Aspire 6935 (Core2 Duo T6600 @ 2.2GHz, 4GB RAM) and Vista is running just fine. Knowing that won't always be the case, though, I decided to check out the Advanced Boot Options.

Problem is, I can't. No amount of F8-ing on boot does anything, be it continuous pressing or tapping every second or two. And I start from the BIOS screen itself.

I know Vista can do it on its own -- it went to the Advanced Boot Options once on its own volition, after the system froze on me (only happened once), so the ABO itself is not damaged.

What am I doing wrong here? What alternatives are there to F8, besides setting the relevant option in MSCONFIG? (That's something I won't be able to do if I ever need the advanced boot options because Vista won't load on its own).

Thanks in advance!

Answer:F8 on boot doesn't bring up advanced boot options

Has your desktop got a fingerprint scanner?

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I screwed up the computer and this is how I did it:
 
1-  Installed win 7 with all programs I needed
 
2-  installed win XP on a separate partition in hopes to install other programs and "make computer faster". Installed with option to keep existing setting (both partitions were NTSF).l ater I thought that I should have chosen "format (quick)". but.. that was later...
 
3-  computer booted in XP only and i couldn't access another separate HHD (as a file storage).no boot in Win 7.
 
4 - panicked and cursed for a while.
 
5-  using BCD boot loader editor I saw "windows 7" on a list and added "windows XP" to this list.
 
6-  I didn't pray..
 
7-  restarted and computer and saw this - I said something like a missing/corrupted BOOT.INI file and It did not boot at all. It kept restarting endlessly.
 
8-  I inserted either win xp or win 7 installation disk into cd drive in order to re-install them - no luck at all. I unplugged C drive, plugged a new (fresh) one, now I see "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot drive and press a key"
 
9-  I should have prayed in step #6
 
9a.-  I cleared motherboard "settings"with a jumper on it (asus - 3 prong jumper) - no change in computer's behavior.
 
10-  obviously, I need your help, guys, in order to revive my computer.
 
Please help.
 
mb - Asus M3A7B-T
 
CPU - AMD Phenom 4 940

Answer:dual boot win 7/win xp went wrong - computer doesn't boot

First, did you actually try to reinstall the OS's? How far did you get into the reinstall because you may have wiped the data on the disk. Is there data on the disk you need to recover?

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Hi,

I'm having issues with my system not booting. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit.

I've had the problem for a while now. What happens is this:

The computer runs through it's pre-boot routines then gives me the single beep to indicate that everything is ok. Then nothing happens. The screen goes black and I wait for Windows to appear but it doesn't. Usually switching it off then starting it up again does the trick but clearly something is not right somewhere.

Last weekend my C Drive died and I just assumed that the problem had been a symptom of the progressive failure of that drive but now I've got a brand new drive and within half an hour of installing my system the issue has resurfaced.

Now I'm not sure whether the issue is system or hardware related. I'm also worried that the failure of my last C Drive might have been somehow caused by it.

Is there anything I can check or test to pin down exactly what is happening and resolve it?

Many thanks.

SJ.

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Hello,
 
I have a Lenovo Flex 5 with Windows 10 Preinstalled. 
 
When I try booting from a USB drive and get the following error: System doesn't have any USB boot option. Please select other boot option in boot manager menu. I followed some advice found in forums and disabled secure boot. That did not help. I also tried to enable legacy boot option but that option does not exist in the bios. The bios is InsydeH20 Rev 5.0 and the boot mode is UEFI which is not clickable or changeable.
 
 I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 ini file on the USB drive. I reformatted the USB drive to Fat32 before copying the ini file to it using these instructions: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200124(v=ws.11).aspx
 
What am I doing wrong? What am I missing?
 
Thanks!
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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

Boot from HDD - Boot Mgr not found

Boot to recovery partition - Boot Mgr not found.

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

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

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

Help! I'm out of options.

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

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

What's left?

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

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

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

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HiA friend has an Acer Aspire 1350 laptop, wouldn't load windows, decided to run the recovery disk/s, this failed after running the first system disk.Have tried abandoning the Acer disks and tried reinstalling windows, when i boot from the CD, i see the "Windows is inspecting your hardware configuration" for a couple of seconds and then the screen goes black accept for a flashing "cursor" in the top left of screen, have waited 20 minutes but it won't move from this screen.Tried from a floppy start disk, get to an A prompt but then it hangs on reading the windows disk.Could the cd/dvd be playing up and not reading?Any ideas/help would be much appreciated.

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

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

Windows Boot Manager boot failed.

Upon pressing OK a new message appears:

Upon pressing OK another message appears:

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

Ok, this is all what I have tried:

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

USB is recognized on Boot Manager UEFI option menu:

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

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

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

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

gramenauer,

Welcome to Ten Forums!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You've got a couple of options.

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

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

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So my co worker asked me to look at her laptop its a toshiba tecra m2. The boot keeps hanging up on the system32 file agp440.sys . I went on the internet and found a windows xp pro disk to try and replace the system32 file using recovery. After a learning how to add SATA drivers to the windows xp boot I was able to detect the hard drive and just before windows setup screen comes up the computer blue screens with a 0x0000007B stop error... I read that the battery could cause this so i carefully took apart the computer and replaced it with no change. I put a windows 7 disk in to see if i could use the recovery console in it and suprisingly it booted no problem, i was able to use command prompt but with no idea what the problem is i have no idea what to do with it. If anyone has any ideas it would be appreciated. Thanks for reading the problem hope someone has an idea. any more info needed just ask

thanks

Answer:Windows wont boot hangs up on agp440.sys and wont complete boot off the disk :/

Info on 7B STOP errors...http://www.aumha.org/a/stop.htm, scroll down to 7B in left column.

IMO, you have compounded the situation by using a "downloaded" version of Windows, since I suspect that such may contain embedded malware as part of the package.

Any number of things may have caused the initial hang, as you can see by reading the data at the Aumha website.

Louis

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Yesterday Windows Explorer began to stop responding fairly frequently, but would restart itself without issue and continue to run fine. Today, Windows now freezes completely every 45ish minutes - usually a random program stops responding followed by everything, the mouse gets stuck, CTRL+ALT+DELETE does nothing, and it stays frozen this way. I've had one BSOD happen right after this occurs (I couldn't get the error code with auto-reboot but I just turned that off). The most recent freeze I got a "The logon process was unable to display security and logon options when CTRL+ALT+DELETE was pressed" message, and Windows just stayed frozen that way with nothing responding.

Upon hitting Restart button on my case or following the BSOD auto-reboot, my OS drive (a Crucial M4) it isn't detected in the BIOS, leading to a "Disk Boot Failure" message. Oddly, if I do a cold boot from this point and power back on, the Crucial M4 is detected and Windows starts normally. I can also boot normally after shutting down and restarting from within Windows. But no matter what, around 45 minutes later Windows then freezes again in the exact same way, repeating the cycle. I'm totally at a loss, please help!
System Specs:
Core i5 2500k @ 3.3 ghz
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
Windows 7 64 Bit SP 1
8 GB Ram
Crucial M4 64GB, Firmware 0001 (OS drive)
Seagate 1TB (for storage)

Answer:Random Freezing/BSOD, Boot Disk Failure, OK Cold Boot then Repeat

Hi.

There are no .dmp files in the attachment. Please check this thread: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSODand configure for Small Memory Dumps.

In addition, please go through this thread: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...exe-7f1c0.html

Let us know if the troubleshooting steps mentioned help resolve your problem.

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I can no longer boot 64-bit Win 7 Pro in normal or Safe Mode on one computer due to BSOD: STOP 0x0000007B (0XFFFF880009A97E8, 0XFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0, 0).

But there is additional, extremely important info: I have two separate month-old backup boot partitions, and they won't boot either for exactly the same reason! One is on a second partition of the main SSD (my regular boot partition is on the first partition), and the other is on a regular hard disk. Therefore, it's extremely unlikely that this is a disk drive or partition problem.

The last thing I did was use AutoRuns to disable some unwanted startups my startup manager (Chameleon Startup Manager) didn't see and thus couldn't disable. However, as I said above, I have two separate month-old backup boot partitions, and I made no changes whatsoever to these, so surely one or the other should boot fine, but I get the same BSOD on all boot partitions!

What I've done so far:
- Ran Startup Repair 6 times total. Each time it reports that it could not repair the problem.

- Tried system restore. It reported every restore attempt failed.

- Booted up with LSoft Active @ Boot Disk, latest version (15.x). Then I ran Check Disk on all disks and partitions, and no problems were reported anywhere. Then I examined all the disks and partitions, and the reports said everything is perfect: all partitions were of the right type, and the integrity of all disks were ideal. Then I ran it's MemTest for 8 hours with no problems.... Read more

Answer:Win7 Can't Boot or Safe Boot any disk/part due to STOP 0x0000007B

0x7B's are often caused by physical disk failure. Remove the disk and install it into another computer. Now use SeaTools for DOS to check the drive. Unfortunately that is the only option available.

SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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I can no longer boot 64-bit Win 7 Pro in normal or Safe Mode on one computer due to BSOD: STOP 0x0000007B (0XFFFF880009A97E8, 0XFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0, 0).

But there is additional, extremely important info: I have two separate month-old backup boot partitions, and they won't boot either for exactly the same reason! One is on a second partition of the main SSD (my regular boot partition is on the first partition), and the other is on a regular hard disk. Therefore, it's extremely unlikely that this is a disk drive or partition problem.

The last thing I did was use AutoRuns to disable some unwanted startups my startup manager (Chameleon Startup Manager) didn't see and thus couldn't disable. However, as I said above, I have two separate month-old backup boot partitions, and I made no changes whatsoever to these, so surely one or the other should boot fine, but I get the same BSOD on all boot partitions!

What I've done so far:
- Ran Startup Repair 6 times total. Each time it reports that it could not repair the problem.

- Tried system restore. It reported every restore attempt failed.

- Booted up with LSoft Active @ Boot Disk, latest version (15.x). Then I ran Check Disk on all disks and partitions, and no problems were reported anywhere. Then I examined all the disks and partitions, and the reports said everything is perfect: all partitions were of the right type, and the integrity of all disks were ideal. Then I ran it's MemTest for 8 hours with no problems.... Read more

Answer:Win7 Can't Boot or Safe Boot any disk/part due to STOP 0x0000007B

0x7B's are often caused by physical disk failure. Remove the disk and install it into another computer. Now use SeaTools for DOS to check the drive. Unfortunately that is the only option available.

SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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I left my computer asleep. When I awoke it, it froze up, so I restarted it and it told me I had a disk boot failure, insert boot disk.

If I reboot, and press f8 to get a boot menu from the bios, I can select the drive that has windows on it.

If I do not intervene beyond this, it will boot to windows, but as soon as I login, it will show the task bar, but that's as far as it gets. The mouse will still move but beyond that I have no control, left or right click, ctrl, alt, del. Etc. The one light on the front of the case that usually blinks, remains on solid.

Sometimes after this stage if I reboot (with the button on the case), the drive that contains windows will not be recognized by the bios. It will simply say that sata connection is empty.

If I power the computer off, and wait a few seconds and turn it on, the drive will be displayed again. I then can press f8 to get the boot menu, and select the right drive, and this time I will press f8 to get the windows boot menu. I can select safe mode with networking, and boot up. I have been using windows on safe mode for over an hour and it runs fine.

I have run MSE, as well I downloaded AVG free, but I can only use the command line version in safe mode, which I did.

I am not sure what to check here. I was thinking the hard drive was failing, but then why am I able to run on safe mode for so long? Boot sector virus? Some other virus? What should I look for, and what can I do in safe mode, a lot of choices are dis... Read more

Answer:Disk boot failure, can launch to safe mode through boot menu

I would first Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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VISTA STOPPED BOOTING UP AND I GOT THE MESSAGES ABOVE. TRIED TO REPAIR TO NO AVAIL. I REINSTALLED VISTA AND HAVE A SAVED OLD VERSION WHICH I WANT TO RESTORE. NO HELP IN MANUAL OR MS WEBSITE. COMPUTER'S RUNNING PRETTY SLOW WITH ONE VERSION FUNCTIONING, THE OTHER NOT. PLEASE HELP!!! IT'S MAKING ME CRAZY. THANK YOU MOST GRATEFULLY IN ADVANCE. DOTTIE MACK

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

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I can no longer boot 64-bit Win 7 Pro in normal or Safe Mode on one computer due to BSOD: STOP 0x0000007B (0XFFFF880009A97E8, 0XFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0, 0).

But there is additional, extremely important info: I have two separate month-old backup boot partitions, and they won't boot either for exactly the same reason! One is on a second partition of the main SSD (my regular boot partition is on the first partition), and the other is on a regular hard disk. Therefore, it's extremely unlikely that this is a disk drive or partition problem.

The last thing I did was use AutoRuns to disable some unwanted startups my startup manager (Chameleon Startup Manager) didn't see and thus couldn't disable. However, as I said above, I have two separate month-old backup boot partitions, and I made no changes whatsoever to these, so surely one or the other should boot fine, but I get the same BSOD on all boot partitions!

What I've done so far:
- Ran Startup Repair 6 times total. Each time it reports that it could not repair the problem.

- Tried system restore. It reported every restore attempt failed.

- Booted up with LSoft Active @ Boot Disk, latest version (15.x). Then I ran Check Disk on all disks and partitions, and no problems were reported anywhere. Then I examined all the disks and partitions, and the reports said everything is perfect: all partitions were of the right type, and the integrity of all disks were ideal. Then I ran it's MemTest for 8 hours with no problems.... Read more

Answer:Win7 Can't Boot or Safe Boot any disk/part due to STOP 0x0000007B

0x7B's are often caused by physical disk failure. Remove the disk and install it into another computer. Now use SeaTools for DOS to check the drive. Unfortunately that is the only option available.

SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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I'm trying to run a windows repair disk, I've changed the order of the boot-up sequence in F2 (Setup Utility) and F8 (Boot Manager), but neither of these does anything to change the boot sequence, my CD Drive works fine and is propely represented in the boot manager, but still no luck in getting the repair disk to run.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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Hi all!

I've just purchased a brand new genuine satellite l7501N0 model. I turn it on and "No bootable device- insert boot disk and press nay key" I tried 3 OS disks, nothing. I also connected it to the internet, nothing.
Is is inherently malfunctioning?
Thanks for the answers!

Answer:Satellite L750D boot issue No bootable device - insert boot disk and press nay key

Please enter BIOS settings and set it to default. After doing this try to start your notebook again.

The same result again?

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Hey everyone,
Well I just finished building a new PC today, the specs are as follows.

Gigabyte P-35 DS3R motherboard
Intel Q6600
8800gts 320mb
WD 320gb internal hdd sata 3gb/s
2gb ram

my problem is when I attempt to start the computer and install Windows XP, I insert the disk, change the boot order to boot from the cd/dvd, and when it attempts to boot, I receive the message "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". I'm baffled on what to do, no matter which disk drive I put it in, what order the bios boot menu is, I get the same error. I would greatly appreciate any help anyone can give me! Thank you!

Answer:New System Build, Xp Won't Boot From Disk, "boot Disk Failure"

If you are using an IDE optical drive be sure that the cable is not reversed. Do you have the two drives set as master and slave? Is the BIOS set to auto detect for the hdd?

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Hello,

I have a Western Digital Elements 500 Gb external Hard Drive. It has been giving me a hard time today. First it wasn't recognized as a working HD, just as a broken one which had to be formatted. In another port it was recognized like normal. Then it disconnected itself and came back as a unreadable disk. To try and salvage my files I tried a lot of recovery programs, with which only one program saw the files, but had to be purchased for recovery. After trying somethings else, which included reconnecting my HD. It stopped working as a HD.
Now the light starts flickering, the pc recognizes a external hard disk being connected, it installes WD software, but it never sees the disk itself, the HD itself doesn't even run (I can not hear he disk spinning). Is there anyway to solve it in a software-way, I can't really be spending a lot of cash on recovery agencies.

Kind regards,

Joost

Answer:Ext Hard Disk doesn't boot but is partially seen

Well if you can still get it to connect to the computer (whether it looks normal or says it needs to be formatted) download HD Tune ( HD Tune website ) they have a free trial and see what it looks like under the health tab for your portable hard drive. Do you see anything in yellow or red? Is/was the drive ever making any clicking sounds? If you can't get it to connect to the software then another option if you don't care/don't have a warranty anymore you can open the case and take the hard drive out, then hook it up inside your desktop to see if it will show up.

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Hello,

I'm having some problems with on my Toshiba Satellite M40, and I decided do reinstall the OS with the dvd recovery disk, but the disk doesn't boot.
When I'm on windows, the cd/dvd driver works perfectly and I don't think the dvd recovery disk is damaged.
I already tried:
1- pressing the "C" button when the computer starts
2- pressing "F12"
3- enter the BIOS configuration and select cd-rom to boot up first

But the computer starts up normaly and doesn't show any error message

Can anyone help-me? I don't know what to do

Thank you

Answer:DVD-ROM Toshiba Recovery disk doesn't boot

Hello Palma

Can you please test it with some other bootable CD or DVD? It will be interesting to know if this happen with recovery media only or even with other bootable medias.

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I just put a new rig together and installed and updated Vista up to SP2. About every other time I start Vista will not load when there is any disk in the DVD drive. When I hit eject on the drive it boots up. I like to leave games I am currently playing in the drive so this is kind of annoying.
Right after this screen the DVD drives start spinning/ reading, the screen stays blank and Vista does not boot.

Answer:Vista doesn't boot with a disk in the DVD drive?

Originally Posted by bxmedic


I just put a new rig together and installed and updated Vista up to SP2. About every other time I start Vista will not load when there is any disk in the DVD drive. When I hit eject on the drive it boots up. I like to leave games I am currently playing in the drive so this is kind of annoying.
Right after this screen the DVD drives start spinning/ reading, the screen stays blank and Vista does not boot.




It sounds like you have your BIOS set up to boot from the DVD drive first, go into the BIOS and change the boot order to the Hard drive as #1 then the DVD drive as #2

Since you just installed Vista, I'm almost 100% sure your BIOS is set for DVD 1st then hard drive. Change it, and it should boot into Vista right away instead of looking at the DVD drive
Should fix it.

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I have 2 PC's: PC1 has 8.4gig HDD, running W2K. PC2 has 2 HDD's (60 gig and 60 gig) both running XP, with a dual boot configuration (1 for normal, 1 for music). Went out last Sat leaving music version of PC2 running; got back to find PC crashed. Since then, PC 2 BIOS can't see either HDD, flags "Boot Disk Failure". If either PC2 HDD is plugged into PC1 as slave, PC1 BIOS sees HDD, Win2K recognises all partitions, files etc. I can't boot PC1 from either of PC2's HDD's - get "NTLDR missing message".

So: both PC2's disks are more or less intact, but neither is bootable. My diagnosis? I think I got a boot sector virus attack or something similar. My problem: what can I do to restore these HDD's to bootable working order? What would FDISK /mbr do? Is my only option to rescue all the data from both disks, format both and start again?

Any and all suggestions welcome.
 

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I have 2 PC's: PC1 has 8.4gig HDD, running W2K. PC2 has 2 HDD's (60 gig and 60 gig) both running XP, with a dual boot configuration (1 for normal, 1 for music). Went out last Sat leaving music version of PC2 running; got back to find PC crashed. Since then, PC 2 BIOS can't see either HDD, flags "Boot Disk Failure". If either PC2 HDD is plugged into PC1 as slave, PC1 BIOS sees HDD, Win2K recognises all partitions, files etc. I can't boot PC1 from either of PC2's HDD's - get "NTLDR missing message".

So: both PC2's disks are more or less intact, but neither is bootable. My diagnosis? I think I got a boot sector virus attack or something similar. My problem: what can I do to restore these HDD's to bootable working order? What would FDISK /mbr do? Is my only option to rescue all the data from both disks, format both and start again?

Any and all suggestions welcome.
 

Answer:Boot Disk failure / BIOS doesn't see HDD

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hi again.... this windows install has not gone well, when i left the boot order as it was, 1st A drive, 2nd cd, and 3rd c drive.....each time it started it asked for the boot disk, so i have changed them to, 1st c drive, 2nd cd drive, and 3rd A drive...now when i start it the damn thing says"not bootable CD-ROM"INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEYWhat am i suppose to do..........thanks

Answer:windows 98 boot order ????

To install Win98, just use bootup sequence A,C (or am I missing something?). More details?

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