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problem booting new installation - please read!

Question: problem booting new installation - please read!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

so i realized that all the boot files were on the 200GB drive. i copied the boot.ini, ntldr.sys and ntdetect.com files to the new drive, but i still got the same boot disk error.

here google comes in. after reading many different threads and trying all the different suggestions (including fixboot, fixmbr, bootcfg /rebuild, copying new ntldr.sys and ntdetect.com files from windows xp install cd, and others) now i think i made some progress, yet i'm stuck at another error...

"windows could not load because...missing or corrupt hal.dll file"

if the boot order has the 200GB drive first, windows loads fine. if the boot order is for the 500GB to go first, i get this error now.

as you can imagine, the hal.dll file is not damaged because i can still load windows as i mentioned before, so what is it?

just for safe measure i tried copying different hal.dll files and the error still happens.

i want to get this to work right because i dont think i should have to depend on this [failing] drive to load windows from my brand new drive!

so what, if anything, can i do?

thank you for your help and i apologize for the length of the post!

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Answer:Office 2000: Work Installation Problem / Excel Read-Only Problem

For your Excel issue: Find the file in Windows Explorer, right click it and go to properties. Uncheck the Read Only box. If this does not work, open the spreadsheet in Excel and do a "Save As" and rename the document or overwrite the existing.
 

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Answer:problem in booting after installation ???

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Originally Posted by bindudhindsa


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




G'Day bindudhindsa,

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

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

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

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

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

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Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Please do not post duplicate threads.
 

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Answer:Booting problem on Windows Installation

hi jklogic,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
A few questions:
1. Is the Seagate drive the orignal HDD that came with the machine (with Win8.1 preloaded)? If yes, is the system stucked on the lenovo screen (similar to this thread) or during/after the windows loading screen?
 
2. What other version of Windows are you trying to install on the Samsung SSD? If you're trying to install Windows 7 or older, have you tried to the set the following in the BIOS?
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
Boot Tab:
UEFI = Disabled
Boot Mode = Legacy
Exit Tab:
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Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Try clearing CMOS
 

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

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

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

Answer:Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Originally Posted by Steve C


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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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Answer:XP installation problem, Hard drive not booting

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

Answer:Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Steve C said:

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

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

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

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



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

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Have you performed any ChkDSK yet? If not do so. Use your Windows 7 Disk Go into command prompt type in

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When completed.

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Reboot.

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Answer:x64 Installation problem - "disk read error"

Remove the DVD so the machine boots from the hard drive on the first reboot during installation. Or set the BIOS to boot from CD first and hard drive second.
 

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Answer:Read-only and not booting

  
Quote: Originally Posted by zinsco


My computer just went through a chkdsk, said something like "replacing invalid security id with default". When it was done the security settings from my backup OS drive were all gone. After I reset those, file explorer reported all the folders read-only and all the files read and write but cmd reported everything normal (most not read-only). My backup OS will also not boot, just hangs on a black screen with a cursor.

Any ideas?


Boot from the OS DVD and do a repair install.

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Hi,

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Answer:Disk read error when booting on new mb?

Unlucky you.
Windows XP has security software that protects Microsoft. WXP will detect any changes in the motherboard, hard drive, or any other aspect of the computer except memory, and shut down because you are suspected of piracy.
You need to use your Windows install disk to install Windows in repair mode because it thinks it is being copied to another computer.
Some versions of Windows will not run the Repair mode, in which case you will need to reinstall Windows.
What is worse is that it will not work on the old motherboard now either.
 

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Hi,

My build is as follows
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AMD FX6300 CPU
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320gb hitachi sata hdd
evga 500w white power supply

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Its a new build and everything was going perfectly fine until after i installed the motherboard drivers and graphics card drivers. It would restart and work fine until next time it was shut down and started again. I would then get the start up repair loop where anything you chose took you to start up repair, safe mode, vga mode, start windows normally etc all went to start up repair.

So i let it repair and it restored me back to before the drivers were installed. So i then tried installing the drivers through windows instead of from the manufacturers website. Same again all worked fine for a while then a day later it froze on me and i had to restart - led me back to start up repair. Except this time it can't repair, it said restart to fix the errors or something but then goes straight back to start up repair over and over again.

So i turned the computer off and was going to try to access cmd to fix any boot errors and so on. But now when it starts up I get drive read error press ctrl alt delete to restart. I thought id try to do a clean install of windows from the usb i originally installed from. But i still get a drive read error from that when i start up, even if i disconnect the hard drive and select the usb from boot options. So i messed around with ... Read more

Answer:Drive read error - hdd and bootable usb not booting.

Is your Windows 7 Copy a retail or a preinstalled one?

If it is retail,insert the DVD,set the boot priority in BIOS to DVD drive,select Repair your computer and select Startup Repair.

I can see that your motherboard drivers are causing this issue.Leave them uninstalled and then you will see what to do next.

If that didn't fix the issue,select Command Prompt and type:

sfc /scannow

Please post the results.

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Sons PC died; XP with SP2 & 2 hard drives, has worked fine for months until now. On bootup get black screen and "disk read error" Have attempted recovery console, reinstall et al, no joy. XP setup not reporting any problems but machine stays dead.In desparation reset BIOS to boot from 2nd IDE using 2nd disk and managed to install XP to 2nd disk. PC now start fine and have read/write access to disk on primary IDE, but everything still fails if I reset BIOS to boot from primary IDE.Have not yet opened the case as I think loose cable is unlikely given the above fudge makes eveerything accessible. I am now thinking of clearing the CMOS but this to me is a "do or die" last resort.Don't like relying on fudge solutions, so any help in isolating the problem would be appreciated.NickP.S. My 20 year old son mistakenly thinks I'm a PC guru, foolish boy, I was in the days of DOS!

Answer:Hard Disk Read Error on booting up.

Boot from the windows XP CD, press the "R" key in the setup in order to start the restoration console. Select your windows XP installation from the list, and enter the administrator password.Enter the command: "FIXMBR" (without the quotes) at the input prompt and confirm the next question with a "Y" (without the quotes). Use exit to restore the computer.edit: Make the defective drive the boot the device first.

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My G555 had been working great for little over an yr now, but suddenly gave up y'day. It was working normally in the morning, but is not booting up 30 mins later  Of the four leds in the bottom, the first 3 are glowing fine when I power it on, but the last one (disk indicator) is not glowing at all. No beeps and nothing on the screen. I've read through the support forums and tried all the suggested workarounds, like cleaning fan, taking out RAM and putting it back, removing battery and AC supply, holding the power button for a while and then trying to boot it with the AC supply. No luck yet. No luck with One Key Recovery button too. The behavior on using One Key Recovery button is same as that of power button. It went past the warranty date a month back, so I can't approach the tech support either. Any help will be much appreciated.

Answer:G555 not booting up; no beeps; disk not being read

hi sri_shyamit points that your harddisk is dead or about to die.press f12 to check the boot order. do you see your hdd listed?i'm not sure but re-formatting the harddisk may solve your issue. by the way, have you made any changes on volumes?( it will make okr stops )

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I got an old computer, and my sister still is using it, it had XP but since support ended I decided to go for another system, unfortunetly there were no drivers for Vista and up, so I went for a USB boot - Linux Mint Maya 13 installation. The PC ended up being even slower and a friend just recently showed me how to install the drivers for Windows 8. I decided to go with a USB installation but when I restart and boot from the USB to install Windows 8 Pro, it says: Disk Read Error.
I tested the USB on my new PC that I use and it did boot, but it won't boot from the old one. Is there any solution to this?

Answer:Disk Read Error while booting from USB Drive

The USB stick is most likely in the wrong format and the PC cant read it. Usually should be formatted as Fat32.

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Recently, I was messing around with my HDD's partitions in GParted. I resized my Windows 7 partition and made a new NTFS for Windows XP, and a new ext2 for Puppy Linux. I installed the GRUB Bootloader and all my partitions booted fine off of it except for Windows 7. I later found out this has something to do with the Master Boot Record and that I should install GRUB and then install Windows 7. I was okay with this for a while, but Windows XP couldnt boot many applications from the Windows 7 partition because I have it's x64. I eventually realized that I hadn't made my Windows XP partition large enough (only 3 gig) for anything I wanted to do with it. After a few days, I just deleted the Windows XP and Puppy Linux partitions and was back to having just my Windows 7 partition. I was hoping everything would be magically better, but when I restarted my computer, the BIOS told me a "disk read error" had occurred and "press any key to restart".

I put in a Puppy Linux Live CD and opened up GParted again. GParted showed me that my HDD was now just one big block of Unallocated space. Then I looked in the lower-left corner of the screen and saw that I still had 4 partitions (sda1, sda2, sda3, sda4). sda1 is now my Windows 7 partition, sda2 is now my Windows XP partition, and for some reason sda3 and sda4 are both HP Recovery partitions.

I tried everything I could think of to save myself. I popped in the Windows 7 Upgrade Disk (I had been running Vista before) and... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 not booting (Disk read error)

Unfortunately, I would bite the bullet and format and reinstall... You have messed around with the partitions so much that recovery looks almost impossible... Good Luck..

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I bought a printer - HP PSC 1507, and I fixed it up, but one of last steps to install on the computer isn't working because when I enter the Windows installation CD for the printer the thing doesn't react. I go to My Computer (using Windows 2000) and double-click on D icon but it asks me do I want to format disc instead of opening. When I say no nothing happens, and when I click yes it says 'disc cannot be formatted'. I understand 'formatting' is when you want to modify the content of the disc, but I don't want that!

When I right-click on D into properties it shows as if drive is empty. I tried updating drive but I'm using a current one, I reinstalled the drive and restarted, but I still have the same problem.

How can I install this printer? How do I get to use the CD? Any help will be infinitely appreciated.
 

Answer:my installation CD isn't being read

andyboy said:

I bought a printer - HP PSC 1507, and I fixed it up, but one of last steps to install on the computer isn't working because when I enter the Windows installation CD for the printer the thing doesn't react. I go to My Computer (using Windows 2000) and double-click on D icon but it asks me do I want to format disc instead of opening. When I say no nothing happens, and when I click yes it says 'disc cannot be formatted'. I understand 'formatting' is when you want to modify the content of the disc, but I don't want that!

When I right-click on D into properties it shows as if drive is empty. I tried updating drive but I'm using a current one, I reinstalled the drive and restarted, but I still have the same problem.

How can I install this printer? How do I get to use the CD? Any help will be infinitely appreciated.Click to expand...

how about going to HP site and d/l drivers
 

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hi all, i am new to this site and i thought that this site will help me out with a probably pretty common problem which people have when trying to play cod 5 waw.

after doing endless searching and finding nothing good, i have decided to post a question hear and hope for a good answer that will work.

the problem i have is that i have bought cod 5 waw, but when i install and run it, i get the popular error message 'graphics card dosent support UBYTE4N vertex data, ok so then i download 3d analyse, but i do not know what the set up is or anything in order to run the game successfully so please could you help me out thanks


 

Answer:cod 5 installation help PLEASE READ =)

Hey there SwEeNtHePrOz.

One thing that's important when troubleshooting problems like these is gathering as much information about the issue as possible. It would be very beneficial if we knew what graphics card you are using.

To find this information, we also need to know what operating system you're using as well. >.<

However, since you're a gamer, I know you're using Windows, right?

Go to Start, then type in "dxdiag", without quotes, in the Start Search bar. If you're running Windows XP, go to "Run" and type it in there. This will give you a lot of very handy information about your system. Go to the Display tab and post the "Chip Type" listed there.

This is a start, I'll keep checking this post to see if I can help you out a little more once you reply.

Oh, and welcome to TSG.
 

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

Answer:Booting from installation CD

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

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

regards, Sybella
 

Answer:XP Installation/booting help

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I have a Lenovo IdeaPad S10, Type 4333-36U When I boot the machine, after the Lenovo splash screen, the following message is displayed: "To boot to the Rescue and Recovery, press F11" either if I press F11 or if I do nothing, the following message is then displayed: "A disk read error occuredPress CTRL + ALT + DEL to restart" When I press CTRL+ALT+DEL, it just cycles back to the Lenovo splash screen and it loops back to the same error messages reported above. Any idea? The machine is under warranty, but when I go to the list of Lenovo Support Center, the IdeaPad S series is not listed among the model supported by the US Support Centers. Any idea about what I should do? I love this netbook, but I barely got to use it before this problem manifested itself.

Answer:IdeaPad S10 Booting problems: a disk read error occured

Hi and welcome, call your local service
 
sincerely KalvinKlein

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I just installed 4gb of ram in my computer and it only reads under system properties 2.99 gb of ram. Did I do something wrong or is this it?

Answer:system read of ram installation

http://www.ocmodshop.com/ocmodshop.aspx?a=989QuoteAll 32-bit Operating Systems can only physically address 4 gigabytes of RAM, due to the math involved (2exp32 = 4,294,967,296).  Depending on your hardware, Vista may only see 3GB or 3.5GB of the total RAM installed, because there are some devices that are memory mapped.  The most common culpret of this type of device is a video card, which can use up to 512MB of memory for mapping.You can tweak Vista's core to add another 4-bits of addressing capability, but you must have a 64-bit capable processor

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Hello All,

I installed Win 7 x64 on my PC which was running Win XP SP3 x64 without any problems.

I formatted my drive and did a clean install. After install my sytem wont boot and it says
File: ntoskrnl.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: Windoes cannot verify the digital signature for this file.
My BIOS is the latest for my Gigabyte G31M-ES2C and I formatted the complete hard drive before install using GParted. I have cleared my CMOS memory and I tried reinstalling and repairing the system too. I checked my TwinMos 2GB RAM for errors and it is fine too. I have two hard drives both SATA WDC caviar blue 250gb (master) and 160gb(slave).

I still cant figure of why this happens. Does someone has a method to solve it and get my system running again.

-Insoft

Answer:Fresh Installation not Booting

Hi Insoft and welcome to SF!
The error code indicates that the issue is related to file corruption. Just to add to what you have dont to fix this, most likely a Repair installation would take care of this problem.
You can also try to press F8 during the boot process and then select the option "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement"
Otherwise you should follow the repair steps to do a restore or to copy the file from a known good location.
If there are bad sectors on your hard disk, then running CHKDSK /R from the command prompt would also fix this as it did for you.
Let us know the results.
Hope that helps.

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I have one problem with installing a copy of Win7 on my laptop. At this moment I have a Vista OS on laptop and I wanted to install a fresh copy of Win7 on it. In BIOS I've placed a DVD rom for Boot Primary device, and I placed DVD with Win7 system into DVD ram and rebooted comp.
When Press any key to boot form CD... appears, and when I press any key nothing happens - just a sound when I press a key each time, and after few seconds Vista is normally booting.

Please help

Answer:Booting from installation WiN7 CD

Welcome!

Try manually booting from the disc. Press F11 and F12 during the BIOS scan (called the POST) and select your DVD drive.



   Note
This function may be disabled in your BIOS by default. If it is, you will need to enable it.

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When I boot my laptop, I get the message that windows cannot start because of "load needed kernel dlls.I decided to do a fresh install from my Win XP CD, and just when the Kernel Debugger files are been loaded, I get this message: Setup could not continue because of missing ntkrnlmp.exe ...Error code 7"

Answer:booting and installation errors

Check your bios settings/ram - see hereGood luck

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Ok I'm totally new to this Linux deal, but I have to use it for my CIS courses at University. So I figured I would install it on a separate IDE hard drive. However, my windows hard drive happens to be SATA, which Red Hat does not support. So when I'm installing Red Hat it gives me the option to add an another operating system so it will be able to dual boot. But the problem is that my windows partition is on my SATA HD. So is there any way I will be able to Dual boot my system? Any help would be great!

Thanks
 

Answer:Red Hat 9 Installation and Dual Booting

Like this.
 

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

Answer:windows installation not booting...

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

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

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

How did you install 8.1? To a different partition?

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I've just installed my new MB because the old one died, and everything works fine (from the hardware aspect), but windows will not boot because of that MB change. Is there anything I can do except formatting and installing everything from scratch?
 

Answer:Solved: Booting the HDD after installation of a new MB

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I have an old install of XP left on an additional harddrive after I got a bigger drive and reinstalled... but now all of a sudden that's the only one it'll boot to! I had some other issues (caused, believe it or not by AVG).. and in the process of that I ran a repair installation over my new and proper XP.. with all the other drives disconnected.. and it was working fine, but as soon as I hook up the other drives... BLAM it's booting into the old install again. Now in disk management it's listed as the Boot Drive and the one that SHOULD be System is listed as active... i read something about making it active to make it boot from that drive... but it's not working.. what is the easiest way to modify where it boots from? I have been trying through the recovery console with fixmbr but that didn't work... i feel like there should be something more straightforward though!

note: the drive with windows that i want to boot off of IS listed first in the hdisk boot priority in the bios...
 

Answer:wrong installation of XP is booting

This may help:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022
Be sure your "Proper" boot drive is the one listed first in The BIOS boot order. The nomenclature can be confusing. For that matter, just switch the boot order and see what happens.
 

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I am trying to reformat my pc with a windows xp prof. ultimate edition, but when I inserted my installation cd and I pressed any key to booth from cd it takes very long. Then an error message appear which says "Could not find NTLDR". Please help me how to fix this error. Thank you.

Answer:[SOLVED] Installation CD not booting

NTLDR is a boot loader program for Windows XP.

Can you try running the install from a USB cd-rom?

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After sorting out my problem installing multiple Hard Drives and getting past that I am now faced with another problem, which is that no screen is displayed on start-up to allow selecting other drives to boot from.

I can select other drives to boot from if I boot up into the default drive and select "Change PC Settings" but that is very slow and allows mistakes if one is tired.

I think the reason for the problem is because I installed all the drives on their own separately (took out the other drives) and they are now all installed properly except for this problem.

I only need to boot from the default drive when I need to do something with that particular drive or to boot from "Windows 7 Ultimate" I tried to fix the problem with Drive Freshen (I think its called) but that didn't work.

Is there a way to fix this problem and have the screen that offers to allow booting from another drive added to the default drive, without doing a total re-install please ?

On a multi boot system it is the first screen to display before booting the OS, and shows all the installed Drives in boxes with their names (labels) on, so that you can choose which Drive to boot from..

Many thanks for any help

Roger912

Answer:After installation NO screen to allow booting from another

You could fix that with Download EasyBCD 2.2 you can ad any OS to the boot menu without resorting to BIOS changes.

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So I have a laptop that used to have a 2TB HDD inside. I recently have changed the HDD for an SSD. I have a flash drive with windows 10 on it and I am trying to get the computer to boot from the flash drive. However it is stuck on a screen that says " No bootable device " and I cannot open the bios, and pressing any key does nothing. What do I do? My laptop is an Acer aspire v17 Nitro. I am also 99.9% positive I connected the SSD correctly.

Answer:Laptop not booting after SSD installation

I used the Windows USB/DVD tool from Microsoft when I helped a friend build a PC. I used it to install Windows 10 on his machine. The flash drive has been unaltered since then, I checked to make sure it still had the files on it.

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Yesterday , randomly , when I turned on the computer I saw nothing but a black screen. It wasn't the black screen of death , looked like a windows black screen but it just wasn't displaying anything. Its almost like windows is operating normally in the background , its just not showing me. When I put the disk in it comes up occasionally and works fine , but when I shut down and turn it back on its back to the same ole thing.

I have windows 7 home premium , 32-bit. I read somewhere that I may need to check the boot order , but I have no idea how to do any of this.

Any Ideas ?

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Why is 7 only booting when I have the installation disk in ?

Follow the tutorial Startup Repair minutely.

Run it at least three times, with restarts after every single run, and see if it boots normally or not. Post back with results.

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So I have a laptop that used to have a 2TB HDD inside. I recently have changed the HDD for an SSD. I have a flash drive with windows 10 on it and I am trying to get the computer to boot from the flash drive. However it is stuck on a screen that says " No bootable device " and I cannot open the bios, and pressing any key does nothing. What do I do? My laptop is an Acer aspire v17 Nitro. I am also 99.9% positive I connected the SSD correctly.
click here,dcEUueb (If the link doesn't work)
Thank you.

Answer:Laptop not booting after SSD installation

click here,dcEUueb
This is the link, it looks like the forum post messed it up.

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I have windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,
MSI M-7309 Mother board,
i have installed new 2 gb ddr2 667 mhz Hynix RAM,
and old one is 1 gb ddr2 667 mhz Hynix Ram.
when i install 1 by 1 ram then its working but installing both are not working.
help me...
 

Answer:computer is not booting after installation of new ram

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My operating system is xp professional. i have an nec dvdrw 4570A. I recently received a technical manual for VW, when i insert the disc it doesn't boot. I have tried it in a friends laptop and the disc boots and shows the files. Can some one help me sort out this problem please.
 

Answer:Solved: dvd/cd rw does not read vw installation disc.

By 'boot' do you mean 'read' ? what do you get when you double click on the cd/dvd icon in My computer ?
 

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On my laptop with Win XP I get an error message saying 'Can't read memory at address xxx....program will have to close' after the installation of any new program.I simply cancel the message and all seems fine.Is this something I should be concerned about.Any advise greatly received.

Answer:Can't read memory after installation of new prog

More info...What program?What does the xxx say EXACTLY? We need this info to know whats going wrong....

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Hello everyone
this might belong to virus section aswell, but here i go:
I have asus k55v with preinstalled Windows 7 HP. I have made the mistake of not installing any anti-virus, because i knew i would eventually reinstall the system and upgrade it to windows 7 Ultimate, (yeah i really dont like the preinstalled programs from manufacturer)
 
last week the computer was getting slower: starting up was taking way too long, cca 10 minutes just to launch windows explorer/Chrome. However, yesterday the starting time exceeded 30 mins, and after i restarted my pc again, couldnt run any program at all.
 
I switched to safe-mode and moved my data to external harddrive. only the safe-mode WITHOUT network drivers worked (otherwise, there was exactly the same problem)
then, i wanted to reinstall the windows.
 
Here comes the fun part, the windows couldnt read the installation disk at all. I tried to read other DvD/CD (music CD) in safe mode, and there was no problem reading it. however, when i inserted any copy of windows nothing happened (even in safe mode).
in booting setings i selected DVD as my booting priority, and still, nothing happened, the system booted from 2nd option, like the dvd wasnt there.
 
I own several original copies (with watermarks etc) of windows, what i have tried:
windows 7 Ultimate 32
windows 7 Ultimate 64 two different DvDs
windows Vista Ultimate 32
windows Vista Ultimate 64
 
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Answer:Windows installation disk cant be read

Hello, and Welcome
 
At boot tap the Esc key. This should bring up a boot menu. Select the Optical Drive and see if it boots the Install DVD. You also should look in the BIOS for something called legacy mode and enable it. If the computer BIOS is set UEFI then the Windows 7 DVD will not boot.  If it can read a CD and not a DVD, it's possible the laser for DVD is not functioning.
 
If that does not work, you can try the following.
 
You will need access to another computer that can read the Download amd install Imgburn being careful of any optional software it asks you to install. Write an iso image using a max of 4X speed if possible.
 
After creating the bootable iso file, download Rufus. Say not when it asks you if you want to check for updates. This will create a bootable USB key. Select MBR as the partition scheme and iso image in the dropdown box. Click the folder icon and browse to the iso file you created and press start. This will wipe any data off the USB flash drive. Make sure USB is the first boot device in BIOS. Attach the USB key and boot.
 

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I recently bought a Packard Bell Dot (S IT/010) Notebook in Italy, it had XP Home Service Pack 3 on it. I was reassured that it would be in English, first mistake! There is no system restore disk as there isn?t a disk drive.

Anyway, I bought XP Home Service Pack 3 in English and tried to install it using my external DVD drive. It restarts and says ?Disk Read Error press ctrl alt delete? and freezes. I?ve tried repeatedly. How can I get XP Home to install fully? Please help.
bob.

Answer:xp Installation disk read error

and welcome to the Forum


You are likely installing XP on a SATA drive, there is an additional step:

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...ws_xp_on_a.htm

However, Most newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting,

change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( Verbage will vary by manufacturer

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

If there are no such settings you'll need to slipstream the sata drivers on the XP CD, follow the instructions in this guide :

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...-installation/

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I am having an installation issue with windows XP hom editionI am trying to do a clean install on my laptop, I boot from the OS Cd ROM, and let the setup information load, then I accept the terms of the EULA by pressing F8,but when the system trys to install XP about 1 or 2% into the load, I get a message that says that setup cannot read "filename"I am using a Dell Inspiron 9300 with a 100 GB HD and a DVD RW/CDRW I have done hardware diagnostics and both pass.My CD is clean and without scratches or dirt.The filenames that have appeared so far include but are not limited to: ftdisk.sys                                                                                                     cdaudio.sys                                                                                                     shruti.ttf                                              ... Read more

Answer:Installation setup cannot read files.

Verify that the following hardware is intact by using diagnostic software or inspecting it with the bare eyeRAM HDDWindows XP installation CD-ROMDVD/CD-ROM reader/writer

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When I tried to reinstall my Lexmark X75 printer driver my disk drive will not read the cd even though it is in the drive. When I tried other disks they will not work either. What can I do to fix this problem?
 

Answer:D: drive will not read my installation disks

Try opening 'My Computer' then double-click 'D:'
 

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My primary HD is partitioned into C:\ for software and D:\ for data. After performing a full install of Windows 7 (from XP) all the MS Office 2007 data files on D:\ open as read-only files and have to be saved to another filename if changes are made. In the properties box for individual files they are not marked as read-only so I feel the answer to the problem is to do with "permissions" but cannot fathom out how to change the situation for individual files and folders. When I right-click on a file and follow through properties, security etc I am quickly lost as to how to proceed.I'm the only user of the PC and presumably automatically the system Administrator. Can anyone help?

Answer:Files all read-only after Windows 7 installation

To take ownership of a folder, right-click the folder, select Properties > Security Tab > Advanced at the bottom > Owner Tab > Edit > Highlight your username and put a tick in ?Replace owner on sub containers?? and Apply > OK. You will only have the ?Replace owner on subcontainers?? box for folders not files. Click Yes when you receive the Security pop-up window then click OK to the Close/Reopen message. Make a note of the previous owner in case you want to change it back.Now go back to the Properties > Security Tab. Click Edit > Add. Type in your User Account Name in the box under Enter the objects name to select. Click on Check Names > OK. Click on your User Account Name to highlight it. Check the box for Full Control > Apply and OK etc.Additionally, you may want to add Take Ownership to the right-click menu click here[2]=Networking%20Internet

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I formatted my hard drive and when i try to boot from my xp installation disk it comes to a screen that says bootmgr missing. What can be done?

And i'm very sure that i had already change the bios set up for the first boot is CD\DVD, but the problem is keep coming, can someone help me?

My computer is Compaq Presario CQ40, a very old computer O_Q

Thank you very much.

Answer:bootmgr missing when booting from xp installation cd

Hi and welcome to TSF go back into the bios and check the cd\dvd drive and if need be set it as first boot device again then save and exit using F10

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

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

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My friend and I were trying to install GTX 1050ti on the PC, we installed it just fine and installed the drivers, but when we restarted the PC after we put on the covers of the housing, the PC just didnt start again. Any help? I'll provide the specs as soon as i can.
 

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I formatted my hard drive and when i try to boot from my xp installation disk it comes to a screen that says bootmgr missing. What can be done?

Answer:bootmgr missing when booting from xp installation cd

It means your computer is still trying to boot from the hard drive, not from the CD.
You need to go into the BIOS Setup, set the CD-ROM drive as the first boot device, then press F10 to "Save and exit".

When booting from a Windows installation CD you should get a prompt to "Press any key to boot from CD". If that prompt doesn't appear it means your PC is not booting from the CD.

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

Thanks.
 

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Frozen black screen on startup

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

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

"UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME"

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

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

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

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

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Hi everyone... i've been searching around the internet for solutions to my problem but i cant seem to find anyone with the same specific problem as mine..

so my problem is i have an HP pavilion dv6500 which came with windows vista 32bit... now i want to downgrade it to XP Professional 32bit.. my bootable cd already comes with SATA drivers since my laptop uses SATA.. boot priority set to CD/DVD ROM.. my CD-ROM works fine and is detected by bios.. my disc is 100% bootable coz i tried it on different laptops and it boots on all of them... EXCEPT for my laptop mentioned earlier..

so there's my problem... a bootable disk not booting even with proper settings... i have tried a different disk which is my windows xp home edition cd which does boot but does not have sata support so it doesnt detect my HDD.. so i dont know where the problem might be...

xp pro disk wont boot but xp home edition boot
both disks boot on other laptops...
both OS's are 32 bit..

Hope someone can help... thnx a lot!

Answer:XP PRO installation disk not booting on certain laptop

and welcome to the Forum

If you have the BIOS set to boot first from the CD/DVD drive, and you do not get the prompt to "Press any key to boot from CD" either the drive or the disc is faulty.

Since the pc will boot from an original installation disc, the drive has likely weakened with age and will not recognize a copy. . . That is not unusual.

Most newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting,

change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( could be IDE Mode, Compatibility Mode or Legacy Mode - different BIOS use different terms )

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

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I am having problems booting with my PC. At first, I tried all windows recovery options but doesn't help. I always get a blue screen which says 'Your PC ran into a problem' and auto restarts. Later when I ran a quick hard drive test, I got the following feedback. Smart Check: Passed; Short DST: Failed. The failure id is GUW2TQ-6Q68KS-MFPX0K-60XJ03 (note: I may have mistaken the 0 for the O and vice-versa). Product id: D4B09PA#ACJ. I am using a HP Pavilion G6 Notebook PC and the warranty has expired. I have back up discs that I had ordered from HP. Also, I bought the laptop back in India and currently I am living in Germany. I am in urgent need of help. Thank you.

Answer:Issues with booting the PC and OS installation problems

Hi,Hard drive has failed.Have you backed up the data from it?There are 2 main methods you can try to salvage data from failed hard drive :1) Create LiveCD from another computer. Boot from this disc in your laptop, then copy the files from failed HDD to another external hard drive connected to notebook.https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD2) Take out the failed hard drive out. Connect it to another computer using SATA to USB adapter. Use Windows explorer to copy the files you need from HDD to another external hard drive.https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812400542&FM=1After all these,Replace hard drive. Use HP Recovery media to factory reset after replacement.You've to replace hard drive with a new one of similar form factor2.5 inch SATA hard driveSpecs: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03598619Manual: see hard drive replacement stepshttp://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03593041Use recovery media you've ordered from HP to factory reset after replacement of HDDOr you can go for clean install of Windows 8.1 Single Language 64 bit, by creating UEFI bootable Windows installation USB using Microsoft windows media creation toolhttps://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/18309-windows-8-windows-8-1-iso-download-create.htmlhttp://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2299-clean-install-windows-8-a.htmlWindows will be automatically activated after installation while connected to internetAdditional drivers from here: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/h... Read more

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Hi all,

I'm in a bit of a situation of my own causing here. I had a lot of trouble opening up my new laptop to install an nvme drive (HP among others has begun using locktite like solutions to render maintenance and repair of devices difficult), so I installed the nvme (the original boot drive was a 7200 rpm hdd), and used samsungs data migration tool to clone the drive. And put the machine together again.

I can boot from the SSD after using bcdedit, but it gives me an OS choice that I would like to remove at bootup and remove the windows install from the hdd without removing or disconnecting the drive.

The crux of my issue is that I seek a solution that does not require the removal of the laptops backplate again to disconnect the drive. The cloned drive is working perfectly.

Answer:Booting from cloned SSD, removal of old installation

Post image of disk partitions from disk management. I fear the boot files are on hdd.

If so, we will need to move them to the ssd before wiping hdd or else pc will not boot.

There is no need to remove drives - problem is easily sorted, but we need to check your disk partitions first to do it in right order.

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Hi everybody,
I'm new to this forum and tried to find the answer for my problem.
I have a Windows 10 pro computer which booted from ssd and have 2 oldskool disc's in software raid for programfiles. I tried to run the KB4041676 update but for some reason it failed. After the failed update, the computer did not wanted to boot anymore because it couldn't find the boot devices. (Inaccessible boot device error)
After fiddeling around for a couple of days to get it going again I gave up and made a partition copy of the old install to another oldskool drive (hoping I could pull user profile and settings from it programs installed.)
Once I was done with the partition copy, I removed the disc with the copy and did a full clean install of the latest windows 10 (1709?) and updated it. The 2 disc's in raid a working perfectly once mounted.
I made a new user (to be sure it does not give any conflict) and the computer runs fine.
Now is my question, is it possible to extract/transfer the user folder and settings from the old install? (Partition copy) to the fresh install? I had a lot of programs installed like office, Adobe and much more and the biggest part of those installed programs are on the 2 disc raid as that is untouched.
Who can help me out so I do not have to reinstall all of them.
I would also like to "import" the old user folder/profile from the old install.
Kind regards,
Ralph

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PCmover is the ONLY software that automatically transfers, restores, and upgrades all selected files, folders, settings, user profiles, and even applications. The professional version can rescue hard drive contents from non-working PC.

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I built Steve Walton's 8/2014 "Budget Box" with the Kaveri A8-7600 and the recommended motherboard, memory, SSD, optical drive, case, and monitor. No overclocking. Beautiful to look at. The very first time I powered up I was able to install Windows 7 64-bit, but it crashed during the giant Windows Update process and would not reboot. Assuming that the installation was corrupted by this, I tried re-installing Windows 7, and was able to reformat the drive but it crashed during the "completing installation" step. Now I can no longer boot from the Windows 7 CD at all; at the "Starting Windows" screen it bluescreens 0x3b, 0x50, or 0x7e + ACPI.sys.

I am able to boot Hirens 15.2 from CD or USB on this build, so I can run tests. Below are my fault isolation attempts:
- memtest86+ each stick, each slot, each overnight. No errors.
- prime95 overnight. No errors.
- chkdsk /r on the SSD (attached as a data drive to a working PC). No errors found.
- Tried with SATA configured as IDE in the BIOS, no effect.
- Swapped out PSU and memory from a working PC. No effect. Attached working graphics card, no effect.
- Tried a spare Windows 7 installation CD, then a Windows 7 installation USB, no effect.
- Stripped motherboard of everything non-essential, no effect.
- Replaced motherboard, same model, no effect. Re-tested all of the above, no component errors, same bluescreens.
- Successfully installed Windows 7 on the SSD using another PC, then moved the SSD to t... Read more

Answer:BSOD booting from Win7 installation CD/USB

"Tried with SATA configured as IDE in the BIOS, no effect"... Is the SSD normally configured on a SATA 3 port and set as AHCI?
 

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

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

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Hello,
I own a macbook pro (Core Duo, 2 gig ram, 160gb hd). I am going off of the site.... http://wiki.onmac.net/index.php/Triple_Boot_via_BootCamp. I have installed the rEFIt loader and windows XP. Mac and Windows work fine. But i am not sure how to go about Linux. Apparently, the linux boot loading system and the mac os x boot loading system aren't the same and this can cause conflicts when trying to get a boot loader together?? Well, the site tells me to install linux/lilo and do some crazy configurating with them. The configurations of lilo i am sure i can figure out... I just am not sure where to begin... Am i supposed to install linux and lilo then in linux (through option/alt and loading that partition) am i supposed to change the lilo loader? Or how am i supposed to deal with Lilo. Is anybody able to decipher what they are saying or able to help me in another way going forward with what i already am working with.
I am trying to get Ubuntu on my system.
 

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~Background~

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

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

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

So I had an idea.

~Idea~

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

I have a 1 TB HDD.

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

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

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

I uninstall all unnecessary programms/games from C.

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

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

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

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

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found this on another site, d**n*quote*You are not the first one with these problems.It is impossible to get the newest nForce SataRaid drivers installed onto an nForce SataRaid system by using F6/floppy method. Reason: The actual nForce SataRaid drivers are not correctly digitally signed by MS. Although the XPx32 and XPx64 setup routine detects the Raid array correctly during TEXTMODE part of the installation, it installs at least the wrong MS IDE Standard drivers. Bad consequence: endless reboots.http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=51140&st=0&p=356029&#entry356029

Answer:f.y.i.. sata raid installation I wish I read this a week ago !!

And this was what was hanging the new build all this time ? ?If i remember a 6600 on an MSI Platinum board...correct ?Sorry about your luck

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Hi,

I am having installation problems with a Polish/English Multimedia dictionary. At the start of install I get a pop-up advising that the program needs to install MS Visual C++ 2005 SP1 to run properly. When I click OK it commences the installation of Visual C++ but does not complete the configuration stage before the installation of the dictionary software starts.

The dictionary installation then continues without problem ok but when I try to run it I get an error message that the program cannot read the data file and that I should reinstall again. Also, I note that Visual C++ has failed to install.

The software is Vista compatable and does install ok (including the Visual C++) when I tried it on a on a Vista x86 latop. I have tried installation with UAC disabled, Norton Internet security disabled, even tried installing it in safe mode with a hack to run Windows installer. I have run all installations as Administrator.

Also tried a separate install of Visual C++ 2005 SP1 and also the 2008 version but the dictionary software does not recognise either. To get the 2005 version installed I had to first install the base pack and then the SP1 version, but then I have no idea if it has installed properly..

My laptop is an HP Pavilion dv 3510nr and OS is Vista Home Premium x64 and I bought it about 4 weeks ago in the US. Maybe there is a running service that is conflicting with the software installation, I have no idea.

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Answer:Visual C++ Installation - Cannot Read Data File

I doubt the dictionary actually needs "C++". What it might need are some runtime libraries, and that's substantially different.

What is the exact text/name of the "C++" package that the dictionary app thinks it needs?

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Hi there,

I have been trying to install my Windows 7 Home Premium on my SATA III (WD500GB) drive but it cannot read it. I use Asus P7H55-M/USB3 motherboard and I have updated BIOS version to latest 0901.

My SATA III drive was installed using SATA III cable (came supplied with mobo) and I have trial-and-errored both IDE and AHCI modes with Marvell 91xx driver but my Windows 7 still cannot find my SATA III drive.

I have searched this forum and cannot find a solution to my problem. I really hope someone here can help me.

Thanks so much!

Answer:Windows 7 installation cannot read SATA III Drive

Try using the Intel drivers from here:
Intel Sata Controller Drivers

SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup

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Hi guys, new here in search of help.

I used to be into computers, overclocking, benchmarking and all that a few years back. Then with work, marriage, and now law school, I've been off the bandwagon for a long time. Until three days ago I was running XP SP3 with 3GB of SDR ram...

anyways, decided to upgrade and combine what few parts were decent from my pc and my wife's pc (mobo and cpu got fried with a power outage).

we got the following NEW:
ASUS P7H55-M LE motherboard
Intel Core i3 540 processor
Corsair XMS3 4GB ram (1 stick with double heatsinks, dont have the model # with me)
Ultra Pro 650W PSU
Gigabyte case (eh)

used parts from the other computers
Maxtor 500GB SATA HDD
Maxtor 200GB SATA HDD
WD 250GB SATA HDD x 2
HP IDE DVD+-RW multi-drive
Philips PCI TV-Tuner card

the video card I had on my xp machine was a pci-e ati 7300GS (exactly...) and the tech at the store where I bought the mobo told me the integrated video would be better so to not even bother. I have a DVI connection to my monitor and a VGA connection to my LCD tv. both work and look ok, so I believe the video drivers at least are installed ok.

when I first hooked it up all it worked but began overheating in BIOS (got up to 62 C quickly). added thermaltake thermal paste and now stable at 45C (need better case ventilation I guess).

Installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit OEM from a DVD. this took forever. longer than Windows XP ever took me anyways. i did a custom install, where I had the installation c... Read more

Answer:new windows 7 installation...EXTREMELY SLOW...please read!

Hello, Trojannemo. Welcome to the Forum.

It sounds a lot like a RAM issue. W7 installation is relatively quick on all systems compared to XP.

Could you download and run Memtest on that RAM and tell us what results you get?

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Hi,

I have an IBM Thinkpad R40 laptop, type 2368. I tried installing SP3 on it, but during one of the reboots, I got a black Disk Read Error screen and it wouldn't load Windows. In case it's of any relevance, I have SP2 installed on it already, but not sure if I might have deleted SP1 when trying to free up disk space in the past.

I tried setting my BIOS to the default values (suggested to me on a different website's forum) but it lead to an 1802 error (unauthorized network card installed, remove wireless card and reboot).
I would really appreciate any helpful info I could get.
Thanks,
Julia

Answer:XP SP3 Installation Caused a Disk Read Error

As a start, http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/diagnose-and-fix/diagnose-by-symptom/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-4YQLGR .

Louis

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I have recently put together a new computer, everything is brand new. After putting it together, I installed Windows XP Home from cd onto a new seagate 160gig UATA HD. Everything goes well, the windows xp installation is completed and I am asked to restart the computer. However, once I restart, as it is booting up the HD, I am confronted with a disk read error, that I must restart the computer (with same results each time). I tried reformatting the HD several times and used the utilities on the seagate disc and installing windows xp over again but I get the same msg regardless of what I do. Please help!!
Asus K8VSE mobo
1 gig corsair
BFG tech 6800gt
430W
 

Answer:Windows XP- disk read error after installation

Welcome to TSG.

Did you run the Diagnostic Software?
 

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I have done a clean re-install of XP,installed service packs,drivers,other software etc.
When I insert my Soundblaster Extigy soundcard installation disc into the cd/dvd drive,it won't read it.
The disc works fine on other PCs.
My CD/DVD drive plays other discs ok.
I have downloaded a copy of the installation disc and mounted it virtually and this doesn't work either.
Any suggestions please?

I have - Athlon XP 2.8,512MB,160GB,SP2

When I put the disc in,it spins for a while,timer on cursor etc.
Then screen goes black(as it should before programme starts),then nothing,stays black.
Have to shut down PC with the off button.

When I try the virtual disc,I get - "The file format is invalid or unsupported."
With the disc,I sometimes get the "Windows has encountered a problem...." message,but not always.

At first,the CD/DVD drive did not not even recognize a disc was in it,but does now,just won't play it.

Answer:windows wont read installation disc

It is totally unnecessary to use an optical drive to install drivers.

Drivers can be downloaded and then installed from the desktop.

You might try that.

Louis

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Any help much appreciated as this is driving me crazy.

Basically as the title says my PC wont recognise either Windows 7 disc, 32 or 64 bit.

I'm currently running Windows 7 but trying to reformat. Its worked before with the same PC and disc.
It wont boot when I choose to boot from disk on BIOS and it wont recognise the disc when I put it in. (when Windows is loaded up).

Now here's the kicker.

The DVD drive is fine as my PC is accepting other DVD's I have (I even tried 4 to make sure) and the same Windows 7 disc works fine in my laptop.

So the problem isn't the DVD or the DVD drive. What have I done?

As I said there any help much appreciated.
Thanks

Answer:PC wont read my Windows 7 installation disc

Try using a USB Pen Drive.
For UEFI & x64:
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

For x32:
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

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While I have built/worked on computers in the past, I am not too familiar with SATA and have never really had a problem in this area before:

I have just finished building my last computer and have installed 2 SATA HDDs as well as a SATA BD-Rom and SATA DVD-Rom, all show up in BiOS, and I have installed winXP Pro OS through the BD-Rom. In Windows Device Manager the BD/DVD-Roms show up as fine and working. However, these are not shown in "My Computer" replaced instead by four "Removable Device"s. Also, when I load a disk into one of the drives it is not read by windows, and when clicking on any of the "Removable Devices" it says to please enter a disk into that drive.

Perhaps there is something to set-up in Windows for SATA drives I'm missing? The IDE's I've used in the past have never been a problem.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give!
 

Answer:WinXP unable to read bd/dvd-roms after installation.

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi community,

I installed Vista yesterday, everything was fine.
But, when I boot the PC with XP it always says a network cable isn't connected.
The on Board LAN card doesn't work anymore.
When I switch to Vista it works. Really crazy.

I tried many things to solve the problem, like uninstalling the driver or siwthing the card off in the BIOS... nothings helps.

I know use WLAN to connect to my router, works ok, but I want to use the on board LAN again.

Anybody got ideas?

HELP ;)
Alex

Answer:Network not working when booting XP after Vista Installation

Hey Alex,

I have the exact same problem. Did you fix it? If so how? This is driving me nuts....

Thx
Kathlik.

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do I select UEFI only option here?

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

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

Anyone? :-)

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Hi there!

I am trying to do a clean install for Windows XP. I inserted the bootable CD and started the computer. It asked "press any key to boot from cd" as usual. I pressed a key and "inspecting hardware configuration" appeared.

Unfortunately just a second after that screen turned blank and stayed so. I tried many times and waited a while also. Didn't help.

If it is relevant, Windows Vista is currently installed to the computer. I'd like to format the C: drive and substitute Vista to XP again. Thought, that it doesn't matter when running XP installation from boot cd, but who knows.

Thanks for Your help!
 

Answer:Solved: Blank screen when booting from XP installation CD

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It might be worth it to make a sticky referencing the Windows 7 tutorial for creating USB flash installation media, specifically the part 11 about moving the EFI files around. I have been bashing my head trying to figure out why my laptop refuses to acknowledge ANY USB Media (never tried CDs) and the conclusion I came to was that my laptop had booting from USB disabled, NOT that the ISO still doesn't have working boot files when flashed with Rufus.

It would've been nice to know before caving and upgrading (and subsequently downgrading) my Windows 8.1 install.

I am sorry that I'm ranting about this, but I honestly did try searching the problems and such, and not finding anything I assumed that it was a problem with my specific hardware.

I'm sure it is obvious where to find it, but it would be nice if in the installation and setup forum there is a sticky with links to relevant tutorials (such as setting up dual-boot, making a USB flash drive, installing the TP in a virtual machine)

Answer:Booting USB installation media on a UEFI system.

I am going to try tomorrow morning and see whether I could install Win10TP with the bootable USB drive, I always use the DVD but would like to try the USB disk.

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Trying fix a laptop, she tried to install a camera but it went wrong and now when desktop appears, "found new hardware" shows in task bar then after about 10 seconds it shuts down and re-boots.

I can get into safe mode and it runs fine. Tried a system restore but it always says "unable to restore....."

Im pretty sure its the failed installation, is there a way to stop xp trying to find the hardware? I cant find the software to remove it.

Ive tried recovery panel, chkdsk, bootcfg, fixboot and fixmbr

Thanx

Answer:[SOLVED] Failed installation now laptop keeps re-booting

If you go into device manager (Start > Run > devmgmt.msc) do you see the camera? If you see it can you right click on it and then disable it?

Also if that doesn't work you can try:

Go to Start > Run > type "services.msc" w/o quotes. Find the "Shell Hardware Detection" service and disable it and reboot into normal mode. Then see if the balloon pops up again or not. If it works, try re-enabling the service and then reboot and see if everything works.

BMR777

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Hi every one...I currently installed kali linux on my virtual box, but as times goes on i noticed that some features were not fully usable under the virtualisation environment such as the NAT and Bridged network protocols and some other network issues. I decided to dual boot kali with my Win10 wich is my primary OS, I followed the neccesary procedure like creating a bootable kali pendrive, disabling secure boot, enabling Legacy mode, disabling the fast boot, creating a free partition and so on.....The installation went smooth and perfect but I was unable to boot into kali's GRUB after the restart, instead, my machine boot into win10 and not even the so called black screen appeared, I wiped the partitioned space i used for the installation and started the installation all over with different pendrives, sd cards and DVDs and even downloading another ISO image with the intention that either the pendrive or the image had been corrupted but the sha1 sum is still the same with the one on the official website. I also tried other methods like using the Easy BCD toolkit and i got an error message "Due to limitations set by microsoft, many of EasyBCD features can not be used in EFI, and BCD edit to create a new entry but instead i got two win10 on my pc installing other linux distro like arch and backbox did the same... I tried using other iso burning tolls like linux live usb installer, win32 disk imager, windows iso burning tool, rufus.....the only thing i noticed was that i wasn't a... Read more

Answer:kali linux not booting to Grub after installation

@Remzified Sorry, but this is just a community self-help forum staffed by volunteers helping folks with MS Windows-related problems.HP only warranties their PCs for use with the original OS that comes preinstalled on the PCs. When you replace that or add a different OS, you then assume full responsibility for maintaining that PC.For support with Linux issues, your best approach is to post in the support forum of the Linx distro you are going to use.Good Luck 

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