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

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

Hello,

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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

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

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

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


I need to install Windows 7 from a cd-rom I have, but it's not working.

I have no OS on my computer, and the hard drive is clean and formatted as NTFS. As such, I can't boot to a Windows desktop to try and apply a solution.

Tools I have at my disposal: 1 x Windows 7 install CD, 1 x Ubuntu 10.04 CD which I can boot from or install on the hard drive, 1 x Knoppix CD which I can boot from, 1 x GParted CD which I can boot from.


So basically, does anybody know of a way to fix whatever is preventing Windows 7 from installing, without being able to boot to a windows desktop?

Many thanks,

Chris

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Please do not post duplicate threads.
 

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Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

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Answer:Booting problem on Windows Installation

hi jklogic,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
A few questions:
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Let me know how it goes.
 
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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?

Steve C said:

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

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

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

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

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



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

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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:problem in booting after installation ???

Quote:





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.
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~Idea~

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fryderykst,

Welcome to TenForums!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

Thanks

Ewan

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 everyone,

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

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

I am not having recovery disk.

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

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

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

Thanks.

Answer:Error in booting Windows after Ubuntu installation failure

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




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



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I&... Read more

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

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

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

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

Any ideas!!?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Problems booting an unattended Windows installation from a partition

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

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

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For some reason my machine is now booting to the log on menu. I then must click
my user name to get to the windows desktop. How can I get back to the machine
just booting directly to the windows desktop as before?
 

Answer:Booting Windows XP to the Desktop

Ok i am not using xp so i could not find out for you but here are instructions i found from googleing:

"To Login automatically to a user account, follow the instructions below:

1) Click on Run
2) Type in the following command and click OK

control userpasswords2

3) Highlight the user you want to log into automatically, then uncheck the box for

"Users must enter a username and password to use this computer"

4) Click on Apply and you'll be asked to verify the username and password to log in automatically
5) Click OK and the next time you restart your computer, you'll automatically be logged in without having the classic prompt or Welcome Screen."

this is from: http://www.pchell.com/support/welcomescreen.shtml

Let us know how this works out for you.
 

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

Can anybody please tell me how this problem can be solved

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

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

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

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

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Having big problems installing latest version of webshots desktop, as usual they will not allow me to use my existing desktop fully until I download the new software, which will not install. I have tried uninstalling the version I have, and using restore points, plus disabling my firewall and anti-virus etc. Nothing seems to solve the issue. The update works fine on other machines. I am running windows Vista. The installation always stops and displays an error screen during the actual software install. I will provide a screen cap of what the error message says below..


any ideas would be much appreciated.

Cheers.
 

Answer:Webshots desktop installation problem

Hi

Are the other PCs using Vista?

If not then try this right click the setup file to Webshots Desktop and choose Run as Administrator, does that work ok?

also if you have Spybot S&D installed disable it until Webshots has been installed as it can stop registry entries being installed.
 

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Hi there!
I've built my own desktop PC and followed a few instructions online on what to do.
I assembled all of the pieces together, I've checked all of the connections and I've even gotten as far as the UEFI BIOS screen setting!
But that's where the problem starts...
I've prioritised the Boot options to go to the Blu-ray drive first then the hard drive (both showing up as AHCI P0 Pioneer BD Drive and AHCI P1 SanDisk SSD) and I've checked that the RAM shows up (8192MB). The Processor shows up as specified (3400MHz i3-3240).
Then I get the screen of: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"
I've tried unplugging and replugging everything, I've tried changing things around, I've taken a look online to what else could be the problem - I've even changed the drive settings from AHCI to IDE to no avail. Fast boot is disabled and I've also tried booting an old Linux install disc onto it too (Ubuntu 11.04) but to no avail.
I've switched the hard drive over to a brand new Seagate 2TB model as well to see if the SSD was to blame but no luck either.
I'd appreciate any help here - I was almost certain that Windwos 8.1 can't be installed directly onto a fresh new computer from the DVD but now that it doesn't even recognise ubuntu... I'm a little worried that there's something else wrong with my set up. I'm wondering if whether or not that Windows 8.1 needs a "base" OS to install off of first (which made me thin... Read more

Answer:New desktop build installation problem

The BIOS will normally look for a bootable drive starting at the first SATA port.
Obviously you do not have a op system installed yet and therefore it should look for a bootable disc in the DVD drive.
Older versions of windows gave the message "Press any key to boot from CD".
This is looking like the BIOS is not detecting a bootable disk in the DVD drive or ignoring the DVD drive.
Have you got an old DVD drive you could substitute?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Did you try just Repair option ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi.
I have recently borrowed my mother in laws desktop PC because I have a Macbook and there are a few things that I need a Windows PC for.
It was working fine on the first day, but will now not boot up correctly. It keeps going to the page with safe mode on. If I don't press anything it just keeps restarting. I have also tried every other option and it always goes back to the start.
She does not have a Windows disk, so I can't use that. I want to remove everything off the computer anyway, so don't mind if there's a way of sorting this out, but deleting everything.
Thanks.

Answer:Windows XP desktop not booting up correctly

"If I don't press anything it just keeps restarting" Could be a loose cable connection or the ram sticks, graphic card etc working loose. Take side off and reseat everything (remove and put back) and you might as well clean out the dust and fluff that accumulates.
Once you've got it booting okay - If you tell us the make and model of the pc it may be that there is a 'Restore to factory fresh' option and/or an option to make your own dvds to reinstall. Have a look in: Rightclick My Computer, Manage, Disk Management, and see if there is a restore partition still there (it might have got deleted sometime in the past).
Also look in Windows Explorer at the C: drive for a folder called i386 as that is XP and can be used as well (with a bit of tweaking)
Let us know which or any of the above you have.

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This has started today, I turn on my PC and the desktop has frozen, I can move the mouse but I cannot click the start menu or nothing, no icons nada. The first few seconds I can click dialog boxes (Gmail notifyer, msconfig changes) But after 10-20 secs everything freezes. If I click too much the mouse freezes and the PC bleeps. The hard drive activity light shows no sign of manic HD activity, it's just slowly idling away like it would if the PC was working properly. So I assume it's a software problem (explorer.exe).

Safe mode works

THINGS I HAVE TRIED:

-Disc Cleanup
-Disabled everything in msconfig, processes, startup apps. Still freezes
-Completely spot cleaned inside of PC with air compressor to clear dust, looks spotless and brand new!

THINGS I WILL TRY (however futile they may be):

-Virus scan, spyware scan (cant access net in safe mode so cant update spyware aps)
-Defrag

SPECS:

Win xp home SP3
ATI radeon hd4850 gfx card
650 psu
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200


Somethings locking it up, I have a few seconds , then I get the egg timer, everything locks. What gives you think?

Answer:Windows XP freezes at desktop after booting up

Since you can boot up in safe mode have you tried removing the video drivers. If you are not seeing any hardware faults like memory often those tend to lock. The cursor can still be moved while the rest seems frozen.

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I have a problem with windows that I need help with. I am able to boot to the Desktop but windows doesn't respond to any input after the desktop loads. When I run in safe mode, windows runs ok.

I suspect the problem may be related to a trojan virus because I downloaded a trojan virus and executed it accidentally. Before I accidentally executed the trojan virus, my computer was running fine. After I ran the trojan virus, I did a full system scan on my computer with a few different anti-virus programs but that did not solve the problem.

The contents of my DDS text file is listed below. See attachment for the Attach.txt file. I tried running gmer but it crashed with this error message:
gmer.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. FYI, I have access to a windows install disc.

Thanks in advance for any help.

DDS.txt:

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMAL
Run by Alvin Poon at 2016.62 on Tue 12/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1706 [GMT -8:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: Norton AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton AntiVirus *enabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}

============== Running Processes ===============

D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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I followed this thread (http://malwaretips.com/Thread-How-to-fix-no-bootable-device-%E2%80%93-insert-boot-disk-and-press-any-key)

and the first thing didnt work, so I did the second thing. It says to post in this forum, so here I am. Yesterday it was working fine, shut it off when I went to sleep. This morning, turned it on and it told me "insert boot disk and press any key" No idea why.

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 11-04-2013
Ran by SYSTEM at 13-04-2013 15:02:57
Running from H:\
Windows 7 Ultimate (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

ATTENTION!:=====> THE OPERATING SYSTEM IS A X64 SYSTEM BUT THE BOOT DISK THAT IS USED TO BOOT TO RECOVERY ENVIRONMENT IS A X86 SYSTEM DISK.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================

HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] c:\program files\realtek\audio\hda\ravcpl64.exe -s [10081312 2010-02-25] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [rfagent] "C:\Program Files\RFA 8\rfagent64.exe" [3267736 2012-10-12] (KsL Software)
HKLM\...\Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe" [477600 2013-01-24] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
HKU\Har\...\Run: [F.lux] "C:\Users\Har\Local Settings\Apps\F.lux\flux.exe" /noshow [966656 2009-08-28] ()
HKU\Har\...\Run: [WeatherEye] C:\Users\Har\AppData\Local\TheWeatherNetwork\WeatherEye\WeatherEye.exe [310920 2012-08-30] (Pelmorex Media Inc.... Read more

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Is there a way to refresh windows 8 without booting into desktop? I am using windows 10 but my boot drive is Windows 8 I am looking to refresh my computer but from what I have seen once you're computer refreshes you have to boot into desktop with your password before it will take effect. And I was wondering if there is a way for refresh to work without booting into desktop?

Answer:refresh windows 8 without booting into desktop?

What do you mean by "refresh" Windows 8? Are you running a Dual boot with Windows 8 and Windows 10?This probably should have been posted in the Windows 8 or Windows 10 Forum, not Programming.

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Is there a way to refresh windows 8 without booting into desktop? I am using windows 10 but my boot drive is Windows 8 I am looking to refresh my computer but from what I have seen once you're computer refreshes you have to boot into desktop with your password before it will take effect. And I was wondering if there is a way for refresh to work without booting into desktop?

Answer:refresh windows 8 without booting into desktop?

What do you mean by "refresh" Windows 8? Are you running a Dual boot with Windows 8 and Windows 10?This probably should have been posted in the Windows 8 or Windows 10 Forum, not Programming.

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I have a problem with windows that I need help with. I am able to boot to the Desktop but windows doesn't respond to any input after the desktop loads. When I run in safe mode, windows runs ok.

I suspect the problem may be related to a trojan virus because I downloaded a trojan virus and executed it accidentally. Before I accidentally executed the trojan virus, my computer was running fine. After I ran the trojan virus, I did a full system scan on my computer with a few different anti-virus programs but that did not solve the problem.

Here's the log file from Hijackthis (I ran it in safe mode because my computer doesn't respond when I boot normally) :

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:11:29 PM, on 12/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Safe mode

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
I:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
I:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
D:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\wordpad.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.instafinder.com/addsearch.asp?err=ADD&url=
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\In... Read more

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This just started today in the morning when I turned it on like usual.

It would get to the Windows 2000 loadup screen then after its loaded but before the logon screen and desktop screen shows up, a blue error screen shows for half a second shows up then the computer restarts. I can't read the blue error screen because it dissapears too fast. I try to run in safe mode but it still does the same thing. I do last good configuration and same thing happens. The only thing I can do is run DOS.
 

Answer:Windows 2000 not booting into desktop

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Hi, I've got Windows 8 64 bit and I'm running it on a Gigabyte U2242 ultrabook on the max resolution 1
Yesterday, after booting up, I saw that the desktop is black, the icons are black/ invisible too, I can, however, see the taskbar.
On the other hand, the tile menu works just as intended.
The laptop has two video cards: Intel HD 4000 and a Geforce 650M, I've uninstalled the drivers for both under safe mode and reinstalled the latest ones.
I've read somewhere on the nvidia forums that the geforce driver can't be removed because v.304 comes with Windows 8. Is this true?
Any ideas?

Answer:Desktop is black after booting Windows 8

Did it ever work? I see no reason why you can't uninstall a driver in device manager (even though it may be available in the Windows driver catalog). It should then revert to a default VGA driver untill you update it accordingly. You could also try changing an option in your BIOS to disable the shared graphics arrangement but I don't know what it would be called on your rig. Good luck.

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Hey,

So I've recently bought an SSD Drive soley for the purpose of running Windows. The original Hard Drive was a 2TB Samsung drive that I have since formatted and using for Storage only. Installed Windows 10 on the SSD and the machine is working great, boots up in aound 10 seconds from turning the machine on.

Now heres my issue. For some reason if i turn my PC on and do nothing it will show the message no operating system found press ctrl, alt + del to restart. This is because its still looking to my original 2TB Drive to boot up. So basically I have to tap F something everytime i turn my machine on and select the SSD from the list.

Here is where things get weird. I have gone into the bios and have the choice of what the machine boots up with, so again i can select my SSD. The problem is the section where I can set the boot order default is only showing my 2TB Hard drive and the Blu-Ray drive, the SSD doesnt appear in that list. So it appears in one time boot options but not in the boot priority list so I cant set it as the default Drive.

Can anyone think as to why this could be?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Added SSD Drive for Windows only but desktop keeps booting from old HD

Have you tried a Start-up repair?

Startup Repair - Run in Windows 10

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When I boot up from an ssd I purchased recently (so fresh install) it freezes during the startup logo sequence and goes into startup repair. After failing to repair the startup it gives these error messages-


Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 1
Problem Signature 05: autofailoever
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: BadDriver

I've actually never managed to get it to work on my laptop- I had to install windows using my desktop due to it being the only machine with a disk drive I had access to.


The only drivers that were installed on the drive were the appropriate video driver and a driver for the drive itself, which windows downloaded and installed automatically.

Answer:Windows not booting from SSD on laptop, fine on desktop

If you installed WIn7 on the Desktop and want to move it to the laptop it requires SysPrep to move HD to another computer.

You can also install to the laptop using a flash stick. Extract the ISO image file from the disk using ImgBurn and write it to flash stick using UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive.

Use the same steps as here to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals during install. Plug only the SSD into SATA port 1.

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My windows 7 PC sometimes stuck after load to desktop. Then it reboot in SAFE MODE & create a new use account & then reboot in normal mode with new account after about 5 minutes it boot up normal.
Then using SWITCH USER option log in to previous user account. Then works fine for few days & again stuck on desktop and have to follow above steps.
Virus guard installed & updated.
Please help me to solve that issue without formatting PC.
Thanks.

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I bought my new laptop..the HP Pavilion 15-au006tx today and its my second boot when Windows is loading really slowly and the main part i've got this Desktop.ini file in every folder of my laptop...Please help!!

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Hey,

So I've recently bought an SSD Drive soley for the purpose of running Windows. The original Hard Drive was a 2TB Samsung drive that I have since formatted and using for Storage only. Installed Windows 10 on the SSD and the machine is working great, boots up in aound 10 seconds from turning the machine on.

Now heres my issue. For some reason if i turn my PC on and do nothing it will show the message no operating system found press ctrl, alt + del to restart. This is because its still looking to my original 2TB Drive to boot up. So basically I have to tap F something everytime i turn my machine on and select the SSD from the list.

Here is where things get weird. I have gone into the bios and have the choice of what the machine boots up with, so again i can select my SSD. The problem is the section where I can set the boot order default is only showing my 2TB Hard drive and the Blu-Ray drive, the SSD doesnt appear in that list. So it appears in one time boot options but not in the boot priority list so I cant set it as the default Drive.

Can anyone think as to why this could be?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Added SSD Drive for Windows only but desktop keeps booting from old HD

Have you tried a Start-up repair?

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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Hi folks

I would like to download the log of my system but have not been able to get past a certain point of booting windows

I have an Intel Pentium Duo Core 2 with 233 Mhz and 3.5 GB of RAM

So essentially all of this started after I installed a new LG Multi Media CD/DVD burner. It was working ok for a while until it froze and has been in an endless cycle of booting/rebooting all day. The very first thing I did see on one of the screens was "Overclocking failed - Please check settings...etc.." Well I didnt do any overclocking so that was the first odd item. The system will constanlty boot up, ask me since windows didnt load correctly I can boot up in Safe mode, Last confirguration that worked or boot windows up normally.
I have done all three of these and no luck. It gets to a point then a quick BSOD pops up (of which I cant read what it says) then resets and starts the cycle again..

I have taken out the new CD burner and put back my old one, thinking I would at least get to boot up, but that is not the case. I have even booted up not having either burning plugged in but that didnt help.

I have read itrems close to this where folks say to hit F5 and go back to "default settings etc but again that hasnt worked.

Anyone have ideas of how to rectify this. I am a bit worried maybe the new CD burner was maybe too much for my machine? Any and all advice is welcome!!
 

Answer:Desktop in unending cycle of booting up windows then shutting down

Ok, I was finally able to read the BSOD that was flashing for just a second. Its saying "Unmountabl,e Boot Volume"

Hopefully that helps!
 

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I want to install windows 7 in 370 desktop computers.The system model & hardware configuration are same.I installed windows 7 & all necessary driver in one of the PC and Captured its image using imageX.
which is the best way to install this Captured image to all other Pc.
I have 2 brand new servers also,Installed with windows server 2012 R2.
Kindly give me a best solution.

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello all,

Let me explain my situation.

I have a server (HP Proliant ML350 G5) that has a hard disk with Windows 7 Enterprise and Ubuntu (I'll talk about that on UbuntuForums, though). I recently acquired a Dell Dimension 9150.

I moved the hard disk from the server to the Dell. Now Windows won't boot. It gets as far as the OS selection. I select Windows 7 from the OS choices. I don't even get the Starting Windows screen. If I try Safe Mode, I get the driver loading screen, but nothing more than that. When I try Startup Repair, it hangs at "Loading Windows Files".
I cannot re-install windows because of programs and admin tools found on that hard disk.
Please help!

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting after Moving Hard Disk from Server to Desktop

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pacificfils


Hello all,

Let me explain my situation.

I have a server (HP Proliant ML350 G5) that has a hard disk with Windows 7 Enterprise and Ubuntu (I'll talk about that on UbuntuForums, though). I recently acquired a Dell Dimension 9150.

I moved the hard disk from the server to the Dell. Now Windows won't boot. It gets as far as the OS selection. I select Windows 7 from the OS choices. I don't even get the Starting Windows screen. If I try Safe Mode, I get the driver loading screen, but nothing more than that. When I try Startup Repair, it hangs at "Loading Windows Files".


I cannot re-install windows because of programs and admin tools found on that hard disk.


Please help!


all the drivers related to the motherboard will be installed with the windows 7 install so you would need to put the hard drive back on the server then run sysprep on win 7 shut down then put back onto the desktop which will have a different mobo and hardware setup which will be installed at first boot.

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Hey everyone.

I apologize in advance if this is the wrong location to post this, but it seemed a bit out of place for the official installation support forum.

I'm currently in the process of building a custom desktop and have to determine if I'll be investing in an operating system for a functional product key. I have a Windows 7 Professional 64bit OS install disc at my disposal, but it's been used a few times in the past already and I fear that there may be some form of installation limit as to how many times it can be used before having to purchase a new copy.

I've read mixed answers online ranging from a singular install total (which I know to be incorrect considering I've used it across a laptop and desktop simultaneously), three maximum (where most of my concern is coming from because it's been used once on the desktop and twice on different hard drives inside the laptop due to an old drive failure), and infinite so long as only one copy is officially activated at a time (which would be strange since it's worked without issue across both of my devices for two years running at this point).

My question is quite simple. Do you know if I'd be able to use my existing Windows 7 install disc without a hitch on a new desktop? Would I have to uninstall it from one of my older devices? Or is it absolutely necessary for me to purchase a new OS package?

I'm just looking for clarity on this situation.

Any help would be immensely appreciated, and I thank you for yo... Read more

Answer:Getting a New Desktop: Is there a Windows 7 installation limit?

Hello RJP, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is a retail copy of Windows 7, then you are allowed to install and activate it on any computer so long as it's removed from any other computer first.

If it doesn't activate online as usual for whatever reason, then you could activate by phone instead.

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My best friend has an older Dell Inspiron 530 desktop system, approximately 5-6 years old and maybe even a little older. He's come to me and asked if I can help him upgrade his 530 to Win 7 Home Premium 32-bit from the XP Pro Svce Pack 3 O/S currently running it. Depending on with whom I speak at Dell support, one moment the answer's yes; another moment, no; and yet another moment, maybe, but there might be problems! When I asked for further elaboration re "problems," I was told with the drivers on an older XP machine. I had envisioned backing up his current data to an external HD, then installing Win 7, followed by restoring his backed up data.

I'm not here to bash Dell in any way, but I still don't know if I can or should do what my friend prefers, and that's to move away from the XP Pro sp3 O/S no long supported and get more current with Win 7 installed on his 530...he really wants to keep his 530.

I'd really appreciate some help here.

Thank you!

sbuxman

Answer:Windows 7 installation on an older desktop with xp pro s/p 3

Buy a 6 Gbps sata drive, hook it up and install W7 on that, completely un hook his XP drive. If the machine was ever sold with Vista then those drivers will work with 7. Get the network driver and put it on a flash drive using the XP install before you start anything, that way you can install it and get online with the W7 install. You will need to get that driver from the Dell website.

It will run 7 no problem, just max out the memory and add a good video card. Later on upgrade the cpu to the fastest it can handle.

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Hello there Eight Forums,

I am looking for a bit of help per-say, I have never dabbled in the installation or reinstallation of Windows 8 so far, but I am looking for information on how to re-install windows 8 onto a desktop computer that does not come with restore discs.

Now is it true that the CD-Key is stored on the BIOS? Or was that just a rumor that was floating around, I have never had true clarification on that.

If the answer is no, where would I find the CD-Key at that point?

Basically it is for a desktop computer that is no longer functioning and there were no restore discs created during original operation of the computer.

Thanks this would help a lot to help me know more about Windows 8 installation and reinstallation process's.

Answer:Re-installation of Windows 8 on manufactured desktop

Yes, the key is embedded in the BIOS as long as the computer came with Windows 8.

"If" you can find an installation disc for Windows, when you install it will just use the key in the BIOS, you will never get prompted to enter a key, nor will you have to activate manually.

Getting the install disc is the overwhelming challenge for most people. You can get it from
1). Technet with a paid subscription
2). MSDN with a paid subscription
3). Potentially from another vendor who sent the disc with a system
4). Some download from questionable sites on the internet.

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As soon as windows is starting up the BSOD comes up and system automatically restart unable to go into safe mode & unable to repair the windows 7 OS.
BSOD Error: 0x0000007B (0x80786A58,0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Kindly let me know what solution can i apply to this system as i do not want to format the system.

Thank you very much.
Abid.

Answer:Dell Optiplex 9010 Desktop Not Booting Normally Giving BSOD for Windows 7 OS

Do you have a single hard drive or is this a RAID 0 or RAID 1setup?
Reboot and immediately press F2 to open BIOS setup. Check to see how SATA Operation is set. With a single hard drive, it should probably be set to AHCI.  With a RAID setup, it should be set to RAID ON.
Be sure to save the change, if any, when exiting Setup.

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This computer I am talking about is a Dell 4600 running XP, in the tag it said an Acer but that is my other computer , since support is terminated on the 8th of this month I wanted to install windows 7. The problem I am having is when I put the disc in the drive, sometimes it is suppose to pop up on screen to load, however this machine does not. My problem is I opened my computer and clicked on the c drive to try and open this but nothing happens, it does not even show on the C drive that there is a disc in the drive waiting to be installed. Can any friends out there give me a hand installing windows 7, it would be very much appreciated, thank you..message edited by oldboose

Answer:installation of windows 7 on a Dell 4600 desktop running XP

There's no windows 7 video driver for intel xtreme graphics 2 from Dell or Intel. The one that comes with win 7 will work just fine (no aero just win 7 basic or windows classic).You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.

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Hi - I am having issues updating to Windows 10. Once I get through the download and start the install I am taken to screen that ask for keyboard layout.

I select US and then hit a screen that wants me to choose between Troubleshoot PC or Shut down PC.

Not sure what is happening here but the update is failing at least 6 times a day on its own.

Any information is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows 10 failed installation on Lenovo Desktop S30 model

For the longest time I couldn't install Windows 10 on my Lenovo S30. The problem was that Windows 10 could not deal with the SCU hard drive port, apparently. Many forums will tell you to open your case and move your hard drive from the blue connector to the red connector. But now there are drivers that will fix the problem. I installed them on Win7 with no problem, and then the upgrade to Win10 proceeded flawlessly.

Intel RSTe SCU/SATA Management Utility for Windows 10 (32-bit 64-bit) - ThinkStation C30, D30, S30 - Lenovo Support (US)

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Hi - I am having issues updating to Windows 10. Once I get through the download and start the install I am taken to screen that ask for keyboard layout.

I select US and then hit a screen that wants me to choose between Troubleshoot PC or Shut down PC.

Not sure what is happening here but the update is failing at least 6 times a day on its own.

Any information is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows 10 failed installation on Lenovo Desktop S30 model

For the longest time I couldn't install Windows 10 on my Lenovo S30. The problem was that Windows 10 could not deal with the SCU hard drive port, apparently. Many forums will tell you to open your case and move your hard drive from the blue connector to the red connector. But now there are drivers that will fix the problem. I installed them on Win7 with no problem, and then the upgrade to Win10 proceeded flawlessly.

Intel RSTe SCU/SATA Management Utility for Windows 10 (32-bit 64-bit) - ThinkStation C30, D30, S30 - Lenovo Support (US)

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Hello, Everyone!
I have been trying to factory reset my desktop Dell Inspiron 530 with Windows Vista Home Premium for so long. I have tried the "Repair Your Computer" option in the F8 Advanced Boot Options when I restart it, but it just resumes normal start up. I have also tried to restore to an earlier time but it doesn't have any saved! I would really like to restart fresh without having to buy the Installation CD or anything else. Help?

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Despite numerous attempts, QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2017 will NOT install on my 64 bit system.  I need to install it so that I'm running the same accounting program as my accountant.  He is no longer going to support Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree Accounting). 
Every accountant I have spoken to either has quit supporting Sage 50 or is planning to by the end of 2017.
 I'm told by some that my problem is probably some corruption in my registry OR some corruption in Windows 7 Pro SP-1.  I'm told that trying to find the problem in the registry is like searching for a needle in a haystack. These folks
say the best "fix" is to upgrade to Windows 10 Home or Professional.  BUT, as best as I can figure out, any upgrade to Windows 10 Home or Pro will require a clean install.  Do not want to do that.  I'm also told a clean install is
required to fix any registry problems anyway.
SO... is there any way I can run a repair on my laptop's registry to see if that will fix my problem?  If that fails, is there any way to reinstall Windows 7 Pro SP-1 over my current installation that would (a) correct any corrupt files in the program
and (b) not erase my data or programs?  Hoping someone can point me in the right direction to a solution.     LEE KEITH

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hi .. i got a problem with my desktop like in this topic "http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/125587/white-desktop-filecwindowsprivacy-dangerindexhtm/"
and i did what teacup61 say and i also got my desktop back the normal
but my mitFraudFix log is differentt and i also have a message near the windows clock "16:37: VIRUS ALERT!"

my mitFraudFix log is this

SmitFraudFix v2.329

Scan done at 12:26:37,59, s b 05/07/2008
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Magn?lia\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [vers?o 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in normal mode

???????????????????????? Process

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.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:\Arquivos de programas\GbPlugin\GbpSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTtrayp.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\NitroPC\NitroPC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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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 recently upgraded to windows 8 with no issue. The problem now is every time i boot up my dell laptop i have to wait until i hear the windows music then i need to hibernate my laptop then turn it on again before the log in screen appears...

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

Can anyone help?

Thanks,
Rob

Answer:Windows 8 - booting problem

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

Drivers & Downloads | Dell US

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

Answer:Problem booting Windows ME

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

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So lets see...

I got a PC based on ASUS P4S800 - MX SE MBO, it has an integrated VGA card. Worked fine for some time then the users reported that winXp won't boot ...it gave them a black screen after the load screen which in my opinion went to fast for such a machine. nevertheless i tried safe mode, loading stops after it loads Mup.sys; i researched a bit and found that the next file to load is the video driver or .sys file. So i tried with a standalone AGP VGA card, again both normal booting and safe mode cases repeat. Tried recovery console, chkdsk, scandisk, memtests and fixmbr ....all ok. But the problem remains. I even tried to put the BIOS battery out and a factory reset, still the same.


Got stuck right ?? :) so i have no further ideas, but i would like to try and solve the problem or at least get to the source of the malfunction because i need to archive the problem for future reference.

Any constructive help would be appreciated. Thnx :)

Answer:Problem with windows booting

I have a comp with an Asus AMD cpu with onboard video, I know its not quite the same but I've just had a similiar prob. Turned the comp on yesterday a.m. and couldn't get the screen. I pulled the M/B out and reseated everything,cleared the Bios etc, no go. I then went and ordered another M/B and left the box alone. Got up this a.m. and pulled the battery out and exchanged it for another. Comp booted up perfectly.( the other battery was put in another box and worked great). I am flummoxed as to what caused it but hey its working. Now does anyone want to buy a new AM2 M/B?

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Hi all,

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

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

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

crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\121610-26660-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: dxgkrnl.sys (dxgkrnl+0x5CEF8)
Bugcheck code: 0x116 (0xFFFFFA80072604E0, 0xFFFFF880105C1FBC, 0xFFFFFFFFC000009A, 0x4)
Error: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\dxgkrnl.sys
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: DirectX Graphics Kernel
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Answer:Problem booting into windows

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


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






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


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

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When i boot my Windows 98 machine i get an error saying"Boot FailureBoot and select proper boot deviceor insert Boot media in selected Boot DevicePress any key when ready"Once i press the any key windows 98 loads and works as normal. But i just want to get rid of this error message at the start. Hope you can help me.steve

Answer:Problem Booting Windows 98

Run Scan Disk and Defrag the system sounds like you have a poss corrupt boot file.

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

Answer:Problem Booting Windows

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

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I imaged my Windows 7 hard drive from my old laptop and put it onto my brand new X1. I cannot get it to boot. When I start the laptop I get a blank screen with a white cursor blinking in the upper left corner. The above happens after I followed other forum posts to change security settings in the BIOS. What's the best way to get Windows 7 to boot?

Answer:Problem booting Windows 7

Hi Joedwyer,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
The image is suitable for same model of the laptop. Is your new X1 carbon not shipped with pre-loaded OS?
 
Your old laptop image will not be compatible for X1 carbon, you can check with performing Windows clean installation or you can purchase the recovery media if it not shipped with pre-loaded OS.
 
Hope this helps!!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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

Answer:Windows 8.1 booting problem

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

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

Answer:Problem with windows booting

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Originally posted by Dr.Gootch
i hate sp2.




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



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




Have you scanned for viruses or spyware?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Problem booting Windows XP

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

thanks
 

Answer:Windows XP problem booting up

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

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

Thanks in Advance.
 

Answer:A problem booting Windows!

Eh?

Eh? Whats that all about?
 

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

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

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

file is C://Windows/ntblog.txt

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

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