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

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

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

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

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

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

please help meeeeeeeeeeee

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

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

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

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

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I want to remove Vista from my dual-boot because i dont like vista now.
 

Answer:Dont want Vista, Incomplete installation, Vista remains on dual-booting, WANT to remo

If you're dual-booting from XP then just put the CD in the drive and remove the Vista partition...
 

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i got vista installed in AHCI sata mode
i got xp installed in IDLE sata mode

when i tried to boot up vista, it tries to boot up xp instead and bsod occured.
i used vista eRecovery i typed bootrec.exe /fixboot and it didnt work it still tries to boot into xp, i typed bootrec /scanos , it only scanned my D:\Windows XP OS only

what should i do to boot back my vista? im using acer 8930g model

Answer:trouble booting back into vista

Hi, there are a number of ways around this. If you have a copy of the Vista DVD then boot from it, run the startup repair to invoke the Vista Boot (BCD). XP will have taken over the boot (boot ini), from the original install. Now when you boot you will only have the option to boot to Vista. In Vista download Easy BCD :-
http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

Run this to set a dual boot menu with XP Now one thing Vista does not see drive letters as you might imagine so when you set the boot path make sure XP points to the same drive as Vista. If Vista is on drive "C" for example and even though you have XP say on drive "F" point XP to drive "C". Here is an example XP is actually on "H" drive on this machine:-

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Hi, my laptop wouldn't boot at first until i changed the boot order and then it would just go to start-up repair and say it couldn't repair it. Now it will let me log on sometimes but it will say that windows service is unavailable or it will just do the thing that i mentioned before, please help.
 

Answer:Vista laptop having trouble booting

Do you have a Windows OS disk, XP, Vista or Windows 7?

Read this..

and this...
 

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my computer came with vista home premium installed at the factory. I have tried everythind to dual boot xp over the top either in the partitionrd c drive or to an external drive with no luck. Anyone got any ideas?

Answer:anyone having trouble dual booting xp on top of vista?

Heres a good guide for ya:  How to dual boot Vista and XP

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Hello All,
Ok here is the problem, I have a machine here where the HD has a couple of pending sectors. It still boots fine, no data has been lost, regular backups are being kept. I am trying to clone the original HD to another HD using clonezilla (all other cloning software choke and never complete). Clonezilla does, HOWEVER the new drive is not bootable. When I try I am told that there was a problem and into insert my vista disk to fix the problem. Well that is fine IF you have a vista disk. This is a HP machine which as you probably know, they only give you a "recovery" partition/disk which wipes the drive and restores it back to when you bought the machine. They don't give you any Microsoft start up tools other then reverting to a restore point. The guy does not want to wipe and rebuild everything, just clone it over to a new drive which I have done but it won't boot.

A Vista recovery disk would work, but the only one I found is by Neosmart and they want $25 for it. While that is better than buying a copy of Vista, it seems like I should be able to do repair the startup data in another fashion. Would a windows 7 disk work? I am assuming not, and would cause more problems. I have seen tools to create a recovery disk, but again it requires having a Vista disk in the first place (which if you already have a Vista disk, why would you need to build a emergency recovery disk that does the same thing?)

One other thing I thought of: EasyBCD and using that to ... Read more

Answer:Trouble booting cloned (vista) drive

If the problem is really "only" that there is an issue with the boot then a Windows 7 Installation DVD or a Windows 7 System Repair Disk will likely fix the boot problem as well as a Vista Installation DVD would.
 

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hello everyone

have a question about my system
here is what is up
i had windows xp pro installed on an 80 gig hard drive, and i had 2 400gig SATA drives in as well. I installed vista on one of the sata drives, and when I would boot up the computer it would ask, Vista or Earlier version.

the other day i had to pull the 80 gig drive out, because i was replacing it with a 250 gig.
I was first using Acronis True Image to clone the disk and make it bootable, but i was running into issues, so i did a clean install of xp and imported what i needed
Now, It just boots straight to XP. I tried running the vista disc, and clicking REPAIR, hoping it would add it to the boot list
I check the boot.ini in XP and it doesnt show vista in there

my question is, how do i add vista to the boot list again?
thanks!
 

Answer:Trouble with Dual booting XP and Vista after upgrade.

You broke your bootloader when you re-installed XP. Try using VistaBootPro, I believe there is a utility there that will repair the Vista bootloader and you should be fine.
 

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I partitioned my hard drive and put ubuntu on it. Now I cant boot windows, but it is there. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Trouble Booting Vista After Partitioning and Installing Ubuntu

This should do the trick for you...

Boot from a Windows XP cd. enter setup and locate the partition that Vista is installed on and select that partiton.. then choose to leave the current file system intact, let it do it's thing and when it's complete re-boot and insert the Vista DVD and do a repair install...

Good luck.....
 

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Hey guys, this is my first post but I've been reading a lot here and you guys are usually very useful. That being said, I'm having some computer issues.

I'm running Windows Vista 32 on a Dell Inspiron 530. Intel Core Duo E4500 not overclocked or anything.

There has been no new hardware added besides 2 more gigs of ram and an internal 500gb HDD. These had been in place for a few months already so I don't think they are the issue. Well here's what happens....

It started when i was playing Oblivion, all of a sudden the screen went sort of pink. The best way i can describe it was it was pink and glitchy looking. I assumed it was the video card over heating. So i had to hard reboot by holding the power for a few seconds. When it attempts to boot Green vertical lines and red checkered boxes across the screen that flash. Then it would get to the windows loading screen and have white dotted lines. For a few times after that it would boot up about 50% of the time. During one of those successful boots i installed speedfan and everything stayed around 35-40C peaking around 50C the GPU was no higher then 80C granted it wasn't under a load at the time.

Eventually it wouldn't boot at all, i decided i would reformat and do a clean vista install. I did this and installed up to SP2 got age of emps 3 going and the same thing happened like it did with oblivion. I have a picture of that here -->( ill upload the pic in a few mins)

Ok so it wouldn't boot after that for about a day. To... Read more

Answer:Dell 530 Vista Trouble Booting and Random Crashes

heres the bootlog

Microsoft ® Windows ® Version 6.0 (Build 6000)
6 24 2009 18:19:14.375
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\kdcom.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\PSHED.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CLFS.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CI.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WDFLDR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\acpi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\msisadrv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\pci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\volmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\mountmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\pciide.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\volmgrx.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\atapi.sys
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first rtime ive had to install/re-install vista, pc was really becoming unstable and then refused to start up properly just freezing, tried a few solutions that didnt work,using iqon's reintalation centre.
so i proceded to reinstall vista. i get to the point were it asks what drivers etc with rescan, etc but shows no hard drive, tho when selecting browse i see the hdd is there and under (x):boot,
is this my problem? or does the trouble run deeper as my bois is completly unreadable, in the fashion that theres half readable words but replaced by
& $ % @ ~ or letters thast are supposed to be say a or e so on are replced by a diffrent letter meaning its very hard to work it out.

what my best plan of action and how would i go about installing vista on to the pc if it cant see theres a hdd to install on.

one last point i try to click the (x)boot drive and says something like device drive unable to install as it dosnt meet the criteria for instalation

much help would be very apprciated

Answer:vista installation trouble

Determine who made the hdd, go to there website, download there
diagnostic utility, run it. This will determine whether or not the drive
is good or bad.

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

Answer:problem in booting after installation ???

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Originally Posted by bindudhindsa


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




G'Day bindudhindsa,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Booting problem on Windows Installation

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

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

Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Please do not post duplicate threads.
 

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

Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Try clearing CMOS
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Steve C said:

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

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

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

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

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



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

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Hello,

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Answer:XP installation problem, Hard drive not booting

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Originally Posted by Steve C


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

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

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

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

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



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

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My Toshibal Sattelite A215-s5839 is giving me a headache. I am still using it and it works fine as long as I leave it alone, but I don't want to leave it alone. If I boot into Windows Vista there's no problem and I can do whatever I want once I am there; however, I want to install Windows 7. When I attempt to boot Windows 7, or Vista, or XP I get PXE-061 Media Test Failure. Without making any changes I can boot my Hiren's Boot CD without any problems; however, once there I am limited on how long I have. About 5 minutes and it shuts down for no reason. If I boot up again, and try HBCD again I have even less time. As I said, if I boot directly into Windows there's no problem and I can leave it on for days. My boot sequence is CD, HDD, FDD. There is no floppy installed and the LAN is disabled, so I don't understand why I get the PXE error.
 

Answer:Computer Repair Problem - Trouble With Installation

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

Answer:Problem booting windows XP installation disk and Dell computors

What is the model of this Dell.

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


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



Also, it does not recognize my optical drive./

Can anyone help me?

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

Its probably a bad drive.

What is your EIDE Configuration?

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

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The Laptop model number is Gateway MT6916, I partition the drive using windows vista, then proceed to install windows 7. Windows 7 finished installing then rebooted, the odd thing about was that there was no bootloader (for dual booting). The laptop booted into the gateway recovery instead. I check the Bcdedit just using the command prompt from the gateway recovery and everything seem to listed fine with the exception that windows 7 identifier is <default>. I tried repairing the startup for vista and windows 7 but it still keeps booting to the gateway recovery? Windows Vista Home Premium is under C: and Windows 7 is under D:
Laptop Specs:
Processor Intel® Core 2 Duo processor T5250
1.5 GHz | 1 MB L2 cache | 667 MHz FSB
Chipset Intel® GM965
Display panel 15.4-inch WXGA (1280 × 800)
Memory 2048 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2 × 1024)
Operates at 667 MHz
Total slots: 2 DDR2 slots | Available slots: 0 DDR2 slots
Video controller Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Up to 384 MB of Dynamic Video Memory

Thanks

David
 

Answer:Solved: Having Trouble Dual Booting Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows 7 ultimate

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Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press key

Messages comes up on cold boot
 

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Okay, i recently updated from Vista home premium 32 bit to vista ultimate 64 bit. During instilation it sais computer may need to restart several times so i said okay no problem. But towards the end it restarts the last time and it stands still at black screen that sais

"Booting Windows Vista Build 2.2.1" And i cannot get past it at all. but when i start my computer It goes past the hit f12 or hit Del to enter setup, That is the only thing i can do. My computer is a acer aspire desktop. Any help is appreciated i DO NOT mind if i have to lose everything i just want my computer to work again =[ Thanks, Brandon!
 

Answer:Vista booting problem

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Hi all, I've had a bit of a disaster fixing someone's PC, and I'd be very grateful for any advice to help me fix it!My friend's PC has Vista installed, but they need to run an program that requires IE6, which in turn needs XP. I've created a partition on the drive in which to install XP, but the install failed. Now the PC won't boot!I don't care about saving the XP installation, but I need to get Vista to start-up again. I'm hoping that I just need to edit the boot.ini file. Am I right? Is there more I will need to do?Advice gratefully received - thank you!

Answer:problem booting Vista - please help!

With a bit of luck; click here

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Hello there,

Somehow this post disappeared, so here it is again and I apologize if it becomes redundant.

I just purchased an HP m8330f loaded with Vista Home Premium. This machine does not come withe wireless capabilities. I purchased a Linksys Wireless Network adapter, downloaded the drivers for Vista and was able to connect to the Internet without any difficulties. However, once I tried to reboot the machine, Vista would not load. As soon as I unplug the adapter from the USB port, Vista loads without a glitch. If the computer goes into sleep mode, it crashes as it cannot reload Vista.

Any idea why this is happening and what I can do to fix it?

Thank you!

Isabelle

Answer:problem booting to Vista

this is not my best area :( but i might be able to help, you claim that has no wireless capabilities. that i think could mean that once you put the adapter it did not work i think, think, think that it might possible be that there is a problem either with the OS (operating system) with that adapter sine there are no wireless capabilities, i know that vista has wirles problems. i think that you could.. try and find out a bit more about your laptop or put a cerfivied vista Wan PCi card slot insead of usb. and boots when you get rid of it, that strange. i hope thats helped i dont know much about vista, all i know my versions is dying at home everything crashes and puttin xp sp2 back.

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Hello every body,

I had Vista Ultimate x64 installed in my first partition

than I installed XP on the Second partition

when I did so the boot.ini has changed and ignored Vista completely so I don't get the OS Boot Menu, it boots directly from XP

the boot.ini didn't contain Vista:


Code:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
I added the folloing line:


Code:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows vista"
the the OS boot menu appeared but when I choose Vista

I get the message:


Quote:




Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.

<windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

Please reinstall a copy of the above file.




how do I fix this problem so I can boot Vista again?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Problem Booting Vista x64

UP

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Alright geniuses, I've got myself a little problem. I have 2 SATA hard drives in my computer, one with Vista, and one with XP. Now... When i go into my BIOS and change my boot priority to my XP Drive It boots up off of the Vista Hard drive... Essentially the only way i can get my XP drive to start up is to unplug my Vista drive. Anyone know how to fix this?

Answer:XP and Vista Booting Problem

have a look here , seems to be some usefull info , poeple having had the same issue , you should be able to choose during bootup which OS you want

Installing XP after Vista... - CNET Windows Vista Forums

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When I turn on my computer, I keep get this message.


Booting 'Windows Vista'

acpi
Vista Loader 2.1.2

Done!
fallback 1
find --set-root /bootmgr
(hd0,0)
Filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x7
chainloader /bootmgr
Will boot NTLDR from drive=0x80, partition=0x0(hidden sectors=0x800)


It will not boot past this message, I have to keep turning it off and back on until I finally get a page that gives me a choice of safe mode, normal mode, etc. then it will boot up and run normal.

How can I fix this? I'm running Vista Pro.
Any help would be appreciated

Answer:Booting Vista problem

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

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I have a Dell Inspiron with Vista 6.0 basic. When I turn on my computer the Dell logo appears. If left in launch startup repair, microsoft corporation bar appears at the bottom of the screen, then the blue screen appears. It says in part "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. Technical information: ***Stop STOP: 0x0000C1F5 (0x00000000, <--repeated 8 times)." When I try safe mode the drivers load, the screen flashes twice, the Dell logo appears and I am back to windows error recovery screen.
I have not down loaded any new programs. I do not have a boot disk, or a program disk for Vista. I was told I did not need one so I am assuming all I need is in the partition of the computer?? I don't know much about computers but I am willing to learn. Can you help?

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Ok so heres my situation:
Built this computer about 1-2 years ago. Got a 500gb sata drive. Partitioned it into two sectors: 350GB for my Windows 32bit install, and a 150ish for Windows 64 bit install (just in case...). Fast forward 2 years and I one day get tired of having to wait 30 secs for windows to choose default partition to boot from the Boot Manager. So I go into msconfig and delete the 150gb 64bit install (not formatting, just the option to boot). Now, I have to cold boot every time I want to get past this **** blinking underscore thing "_" or else it will stay like that for eternity. What do i do O_o?

thanks fellas,

-Warren.

Answer:Problem with Booting Vista

Repair the bootloader. Boot off of the Vista DVD and choose to repair your startup.

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When my laptop turns on it doesn't boot and all I get is the following black screen with the following on it ..

Booting "Windows Vista"

acpi
Vista Loader 2.0.0

Done!
fallback 1
find --set-root /bootmgr

Error 17: File not found
Booting "Windows NT/200/XP'

fallback 2
find -- set-root /ntldr

Error 17: File not found
Booting "Enter Comand Line"

Boot failed! Press any key to enter command line.

Can anyone help me with this as I dont know where to start or do
 

Answer:Booting Problem with Vista

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Hi i am having problem when booting vista.The problem is that when i on the system ;the system waits for 2-3 minutes and then the vista boot manager appears displaying the choice of installed operating systems.This is the prblm with both 32-bit and 64-bit version of vista.I have also disabled the floppy,but still having the problem.My cmputer vista base score is 4.4. and the specs are:
Intel Pentum D 3 Ghz
Intel D945GNTL Mother Board
Geforce Fx 7300 Gt (256 Mb) PCIE Graphic Card
1 Gb Ram
80 Gb Hard Drive
Please reply me with a solution.
 

Answer:problem while booting vista

Please do not post duplicates. Closing this one, continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/553471-problem-while-booting-vista.html
 

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I have three hard drives. One of them (D) I don't use. Vista is on (C) and files are stored on (E).
I wanted to pull out D drive to use in another system but I can't get my PC to boot without it.
Somehow a file called BOOTSECT.BAK is on D drive. I'm assuming this has something to do with the problem.
When I try boot with C drive , I get a message saying BOOTMGR not found.

Any Suggestions?

Thanks
 

Answer:problem booting vista

Boot from the Vista DVD and run the startup repair while D: drive is removed.
 

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A friend of mine dropped off his PC today with booting issues.

Instantly I found a bad stick of memory and removed, at least allowing display, only to encounter another problem. Just as the windows loading bar is fading in, the computer will hang, I can just about see the writing "windows corporation" and it will sit here for as long as I leave it.

I have tried safe mode, last know good config and even tried booting off a recovery disc. All of which, I have had no luck with. I have tried removing everything and just booting off 1 stick of ram and HDD but again no joy atall.

Ideas would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

Answer:Problem booting into vista.

Welcome
On another computer create a recovery CD, then boot from it to repair.
Create a Recovery Disc

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Hello everybody recently my laptop had a problem it will not boot regularly know.I have to run safe mode.If i try to run it regularly it just stays at welcome forever.I boot in safe mode everything works just fine.I know already that it is not a virus or spyware.I was referred to here by a friend this is the second place i have come for this problem.I am operating on a Windows vista home premium service pack 1.Any and all help is appreciated.

Answer:Vista Booting problem.

Quote:





Originally Posted by emo mike


Hello everybody recently my laptop had a problem it will not boot regularly know.I have to run safe mode.If i try to run it regularly it just stays at welcome forever.I boot in safe mode everything works just fine.I know already that it is not a virus or spyware.I was referred to here by a friend this is the second place i have come for this problem.I am operating on a Windows vista home premium service pack 1.Any and all help is appreciated.






Hi -

So... we are #2 on your list ?? !! (who was #1 ?) -Just kidding

While in Safemode, run system restore -
START | rstrui


If you can't run System Restore - Boot into either the recovery partition or use your Vista DVD. perfroma a Windows System Resstore.

Refards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi I have Intl Pntm D 3 Ghz ,1gb Ram, and 7300 gt (256mb) graphic card and having base score of 4.4 in vista.The Prblm is that when i start cmpter then my pc waits for almost 2-3 min and a dash blinks in top left cornr and then the vista boot manager displays for me the instlld operating systms list. I want help how to rduce this time bcz i have to wait long before my vista or other os starts.Plzz do tell me the Solution Thanks
 

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HI ,i have sony vgn fw-140d ,when I turn on the laptop ,it doesn't want to boot,it is giving me this error 0xc000014c status.I try to go in command prompt but it doesn't let me .Went to a BIOS trying to reinstall Windows again -doesn't work.I got the impression that the hard drive works.
Where can be the problem,how can I reformat the hard drive(I can go farther than BIOS)

Answer:Problem with booting Vista

Hello ludmil,
Do you have a Vista disk ?.
If you do, follow this tutorial.

Startup Repair

If you don't have a disk, use this tutorial to create one, then follow the above tutorial.

How to Make a Windows Vista Repair Disk If You Don?t Have One - How-To Geek

Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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repeated thread!

Please delete it

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hi I need help.When I start computer it takes almost 2-3 min before the manager appears.
I have put this issue before but did not got response. I have tried disable the boot from floopy drive but problem still persists.I have even installed vista only without any other operating system but still it takes 2-3 min to boot.In 2-3 min my system is never busy that is its red light remains off. Without vista my system boots in just 3 seconds. I am not understanding the cause of the problem.This is the problem with both 32 and 64 bit Vista.
My computer specs are:
Intel Pentum D 3 ghz
intel D945GNTL Mother Board
80 gb Hard Drive
Fx 7300 gt 256mb Graphics Card
My Vista base score is 4.4.
Please Help me as this is an important issue that should be solved.
 

Answer:Booting Vista Problem

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Hi! My issue started after an update earlier today. I was prompted to restart but upon restart, the only thing that I see is a screen with my computer logo then a black screen. I have tried starting in safe mode to no avail. Also I've tried booting from my vista cd that came with my computer. It gets stuck on a loading screen that says "microsoft". I am out of warranty and would appreciate any help as I do not want to lose my files if at all possible. Thanks!

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Hi
I am running on Vista Home Premium 32 bit and my pc is not booting up and im not sure if its vista or the hard drive.

I was on my pc when windows explorer crashed and would not restart so i had to turn my pc off at the wall to get it to turn off, i then turned my pc back on and it gets to the windows loading screen and then does not get any futher then that. I have tried unplugging all but the bare minimum (monitor and keyboard) then loading it up again and won't get past the windows loading screen again, i left it for about 2 hours to see if it would load eventually but it did not. When the pc is trying to load windows every few minutes it makes a clicking sound, i have tried everything i know and i can't get it to load past the windows loading point, Its either a windows problem or a hard drive problem, anyone know what else i can do?

Answer:Vista Booting Problem

Hello,

Will the system boot into Safe Mode?

You can run the manufacturer diagnostics on the HDD.

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

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Hi ,
i am using vista home basic. And now its not booting. i tried the startup and recovery tool. but its not working for me. Startup and recovery option cannot detect the vista OS.

please help

thanks in advance
njt

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Okey so i downloaded a iso and burned it to a dvd. Becose my laptop dident come with a windows cd. But im having a problem here.. When i try to boot the cd from my dvd-rom it dosent go to the instal menu. It just runs right of the cd and boots windows of the cd. I get up the windows loading screen and everything... And when its done loading i get the normal background screen and i can move the mouse and everything but nothing more ofcourse seince its booted of the cd. I tryed the advance menu but i only get up the start windows normaly or the safe mode ect... Any ideas?

Answer:Vista cd booting problem.

Quote:





Originally Posted by Tubilor


Okey so i downloaded a iso and burned it to a dvd. Becose my laptop dident come with a windows cd. But im having a problem here.. When i try to boot the cd from my dvd-rom it dosent go to the instal menu. It just runs right of the cd and boots windows of the cd. I get up the windows loading screen and everything... And when its done loading i get the normal background screen and i can move the mouse and everything but nothing more ofcourse seince its booted of the cd. I tryed the advance menu but i only get up the start windows normaly or the safe mode ect... Any ideas?




Hello Tubilor,

Just curious...where did you download the iso file from?

Maybe a bad download.

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Whenever I boot my computer and it gets to the log on screen none of my accounts are on there, and all it has is a empty picture and says other user. When I click on it gives me the option to enter a user name or password, but no matter what I put it says: The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.

I've tried holding down F8 and trying the options, but everything I choose take me straight to this same screen mentioned above.

I've tried searching all over these forums and others with no help.

It's a Dell inspiron 351s with vista home premium.

Answer:Vista booting problem

Did you recently install Microsoft Steady State - that would explain the existence of that particular user account (but I'm not sure why the others don't appear)?

Do you know when this problem began? Try a System Restore to a point in time BEFORE the problem began. Here's the procedure: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html. Be sure to check the box to show more than 5 days of restore points. If the first attempt fails, then try an earlier point or two. NOTE: You will have to re-install any software and updates you installed between now and the restore point, but you can use Windows Update for the updates. Use the recovery disk if the system prompt doesn’t work. The recovery disk works a bit different from the above procedures but if you follow the prompts from the System Restore menu option with the above information you should be able to restore with no problems.

If the System Restore doesn't work, do a Startup Repair by booting to the genuine Windows Vista Installation Disk (or one you can borrow from ANYONE) or from a Recovery Disk with recovery options included on it. Here's the procedure: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/91467-startup-repair.html. To boot to the CD you may need to change the BIOS to make the CD-drive first in the boot sequence. To do that, wait for the screen that tells you the F key to push to access the boot menu or boot setup. Push it quickly. Make the changes, save your work, and exit. Put the CD in th... Read more

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Hi all,

I've been having this problem for months, but I originally thought it was a conflict with Supreme Commander, but no more. Thought that because I wasn't getting this problem til I installed it last couple of OS installs. (Which was about first thing after drivers.)

I upgraded to a new system a few months ago, and I bought Vista with it.

Current setup:

Asus P5B Deluxe
4 GB OCZ Platinum Rv. 2 (4 1 GB sticks)
C2D 6420 @ stock (just installed a Tunix Tower last night, so not for long )
BFG GeForce 8800 GTS
X-Fi Xtreme Music
3 Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM
External Hitachi 500GB eSATA

Dell 2407WFP
Microsoft Habu
Ideazon Gaming Board

Anyways, reinstalled Vista last night, and installed the Video, MB, RAID, Monitor drivers.
Still getting a problem where Vista feezes on initial boot after the system has been powered down. It freezes when the green loading bar is going for a bit, and my mouse, which has LEDs around the bottom, flashes off, then back on. The system Hard Locks, and I have to hit the reset button. Then when Vista starts to load, I get the F8 screen. I choose Start Windows Normally, and no problems.

I can restart all day long, but if I turn off the PC, and try booting again, same problem.

(Because of the mouses flashing, I thought it might be a driver problem with it. But I haven't installed the driver yet. Also, Sound card, keyboard are driverless, as far as manufacturer's drivers.)

Any ideas? Experienced the same thing? Please help. ^^
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Answer:Vista Booting Problem

pull out 2 of the ram sticks, install all hotfixes and patches, reinstall ram.
 

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I partitioned hard drive and everything. Then I installed XP Pro and Vista. Then I updated both and whatnot. I was on Vista then I restarted and booted into XP. Now when I try to boot into Vista it gets to the loading screen then it just restarts. I can still boot into XP fine.

Also I have lost all access to my BIOS. Does anybody know how to get that back?
 

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Hello,

When booting windows vista home premium edition, the screen freezes. Cannot run any programs in normal mode. After running Trend Micro in safe mode I got several errors. Some of the errors include -
c:Boot\BCD-> <<ERROR <-94>>>
c:Boot\BCD.LOG-> <<ERROR <-94>>>
c: pagefile.sys-> <<ERROR <-94>>>

There are many more such error 94 messages.
I tried restoring the system files without any success.
Could you please help me solve this problem.
Thanks
 

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When I turn on my computer, I keep get this message.


Booting 'Windows Vista'

acpi
Vista Loader 2.1.2

Done!
fallback 1
find --set-root /bootmgr
(hd0,0)
Filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x7
chainloader /bootmgr
Will boot NTLDR from drive=0x80, partition=0x0(hidden sectors=0x800)


It will not boot past this message, I have to keep turning it off and back on until I finally get a page that gives me a choice of safe mode, normal mode, etc. then it will boot up and run normal.

How can I fix this? I'm running Vista Pro.
Any help would be appreciated
 

Answer:Vista booting problem & this message

To Repair Vista
Boot from the Vista disc and choose install
At the bottom left of the screen you will see a Repair option
This will repair the master boot record

You may want to backup first, just in case it's a faulty HardDrive, and this was the last thing that it does.
 

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Intermittent snag. On initial power up, system hangs up before BIOS screen. I reseted RAM Sims and it works, sometimes it has to be done numerous times. At other times, the system will successfully boot but during power up, before BIOS screen, the power shuts off for 2 seconds then comes on again, 2 or three times then it boots normally. I cleaned up everything inside and made sure all connections are in place. I heard that it might be necessary to reset the CPU, not sure about that. Any advice would be welcome.
Norm
 

Answer:Initial booting problem, Vista

Solution

It was a defective video card.
 

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Posted in Vista Thread
 

Answer:Solved: Having Problem Booting to Vista OS

Duplicate posting is bad, don't do it See my response in the Vista section.
 

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hello all, (go canucks) specs-> gigabyte ga-ma790fxds5, amd phenom 9500 quad, 4 gb ballistix tracer 2x1gb dual channel, seagate 250 gb 7200 sata, 2 ati radeon 3870's in crossfire, thermaltake 650 psu. Everything was great until kid was playing ms flight sim x, crashed. When rebooting, it would stop with errors: bootmgr is corrupt, the system cannot boot, file fltmgr.sys-status 0xc00000098-info windows failed to load because a required file is missing or corrupt. Did some surfing and found some similiar posts on this and other sites, but no real solutions. I narrowed it down to three things, dead cmos battery, bad ram or bad hdd. I started with the easiest, pulled a couple sticks of ram and rebooted. Next, replaced the cr2032 but forgot to write down the bios settings and had to reset them manually, I'm pretty sure(not 100%) that I have it set correctly. Lastly, i downloaded seatools for dos and booted with it and am presently staring at :

readme.vi :bad CRC 45....ce (should be 9e......b0)
seatools.exe :bad CRC 90....3e (should be 0f.....74)
unifon.dat :bad CRC dbb.....ba (should be 26....ff)

Invalid opcode at 96EA 1783 0246 0ee1 14c0........01 06
I'm pretty sure the cmos battery wasn't the prob, im still uncertain whether its ram or hdd. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks
 

Answer:sudden vista booting problem

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I followed the instructions from this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/583697-guide-installing-xp-win2k-after.html, but the problem I am getting is that when I attempt to do this step:
crjdriver said:

Insert your vista dvd into the drive; cancel window that may autorun. Type this in
Drive:\boot\Bootset.exe /NT60 All hit enter
In this command drive is the drive where the Vista install DVD is located.Click to expand...

It says that my os in not x64 bit compatible. Also, the executable is called bootsect.exe on the Vista disk.
I already installed Vista Ultimate x64 (C:\), I resized the partition, I installed XP Pro x86 (D:\) on the secondary partition.

Can someone help me with this?
 

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i was working on my laptop then suddenly my laptop restarted automatically , and windows error recovery screen appears.And when i got system recovery option i cant see my OS itself and that means some thing wrong with the hard disk.can you suggest some thing to check about the hard disk.regradsAyaz

Answer:Windows Vista Booting problem

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.

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Hello,

i have an acer laptop thats about 2 years old and all of a sudden it has started to go into a black screen with 2 options when i boot it. one is 'launch start up repair' and the other is 'start windows normally'. so until now i have just been clicking start up repair and it repairs it automatically, reboots and then its fine. now, however, its coming back with the 'windows can not repair the problem automatically. if i try to start normally i get a 'c000021a' fatal system error blue screen. the same happens if i try and boot it in safe mode after pressing f8 during booting. none of this has worked.

i did notice that it automatically restarted for a windows update and thats when it all started. then today it did the same and thats when the real problem of me not even being able to boot kicked in.

as you may have guessed im not a computer expert so I am very appriciative of any help!

Thanks

Answer:Vista Booting problem. need urgent help please!

Hi -

Run HDD diags -
- http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html
- http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html
- Drive diagnostic utilities compendium - TechSpot OpenBoards

Start w/ SeaTools for DOS - 2nd link.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Big Problem

Hello all,


I have run into a very big problem. I have Windows Vista Home Premuim 64bit, and some of my games don't work in it so I tried to download a free parttion program so that I can put XP on one parttion and have Vista on the other however I was unable to find a free program to do this. So I have another Hard drive in my pc, I formatted this one and installed Windows XP on to it. But I am unable to get the computer to boot up from the vista drive anymore I have checked BIOS setttings and removed the XP hard drive and when the computer trys to boot from the Vista drive I gat Disk boot faulure. I was wondering if anyone knows how to get back into Vista with out the need to format everything and start all over again? I have even removed the XP drive and the computer still wont boot from the Vista drive.


I would be most grateful for any support that you can offer me to sort this problem out.


Many Thanks,

Wiz
 

Answer:Dual Booting Vista and XP Problem

Have you verified that your Vista files are still intact? You should try booting from the Vista installation CD and then run the repair tool to see that your MBR is ok:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html
 

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Hello Everybody..I got Compaq desktop with windows vista operating system. yesterday i were trying to install some data recovery software. My comp got shutdown all of sudden and was not booting, it was restarting till system recovery screen, but even after selecting system restore option its getting restart and going on go back option on booting up, but no use my windows is not working, i got important data and don't wan format it, please help me out to solve this problem.Thanks

Answer:Windows Vista Booting problem

You mean it just restarts over and over again?

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Hi all, I have installed Windows Vista on my iMac via Boot Camp and am having a few problems.

The install goes swimmingly, and then I put in my OS X install disk to load the drivers. That goes fine as well, at which point Vista tells me to restart the computer for the driver changes to take effect. I do this, and when Vista reboots, I get a normal looking black screen with a scrolling green loading bar.

This is where it gets hairy. At this point, the loading bar goes away, and the screen is black, but still backlit. Then, the backlighting goes away and it just sits as if it were asleep. I can hear things that sound like normal loadings and processes going on but nothing will come up on the screen.

I was thinking maybe it had something to do with video drivers, or the fact that I am using a Dell install disk. Was going to try and save 100$ by installing this old Vista disk and then getting up to Windows 7 via upgrade.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
-cameron

Answer:Problem with Windows Vista booting

I hate to just send you a link, but maybe try this.. sounds like your problem. Although I do have a macbook, I'm not so smart about mac's quite yet..

Try this: http://klauskjeldsen.dk/boot-camp-im...-black-screen/

I might be able to help you further if you need, feel free to ask questions.

Happy new year!

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I've been having a few problems with my CD-ROM drive for a few days now, and my PC hd been getting a little messy, so I decided to back up all the data that I needed to keep onto external USB drives, and reformat my HDD.

Because I've been having problems with my CD-ROM drive, and it wouldn't run the windows setup disk, I decided to install Vista to another partition, and then reformat it on the first partition whilst running the second. However quite stupidly, I think Partition Manager partitioned the whole drive instead of just the one old partition, either that or there was something in the original partition that I needed to be able to run properly.

I am now left with "NTLDR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" everytime I try to boot the PC, and therefore cannot boot. I have changed the BIOS settings to boot from the CD-ROM first, and even manually selected to boot from the CD-ROM from the Boot Menu too. Both of which still give me the same error above.

I am really stuck as to what I can actually do. There is no option to boot from USB flash drive in the BIOS, and the only hard drive that shows up in the BIOS is the internal one I'm having problems with, so installation from USB or USB HDD seems out of the question.

Please somebody help me.

Edit: My PC is a HP Pavilion Slimeline s3541.uk.

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I downloaded EasyBCD and follow some tutorials on how to dual boot, wasn't hard and the info in EasyBCD looks correct, but I can't get both XP and Vista to work at once

When I installed XP I used EasyBCD to reinstall the vista boot loader, and then I could get into vista, but then when I tried to select XP it said NTLDR was missing or corrupt, I don't know why, so I ran repair install of XP on same paritition, then after that XP would work and when I tried to boot Vista it said some file was missing I don't even remember the file, sorry but any clue what's going on?

Edit: Retract that problem, I made a noob mistake, I feel ashamed I didn't disable the Vista Bootloader first lol

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i just wiped my drives and reinstalled vista ultimate 64-bit.i found that my original vista disk wasnt bootable so i installed vLite and told it to create a bootable disk.it worked nicely and i installed from boot.now, when i start up my computer (even with changed bios, like changing boot priorities) if i DO NOT have the disk in i get the message 'DISK BOOT ERROR, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER'but when i start up with the vista disk in my CD Drive, it says 'Press any key to boot from CD' then if i leave it vista goes on to boot as usual, or as expected if i press a key it goes to vista install.why won't vista just start up without the disk in?btw. i know this is quite confusing so just ask for any more information!

Answer:Weird booting problem with vista

What mainboard are you using?The M2N-MX (If I recall properly) by Asus used to have a problem where it'd forget where Vista was installed.. Flashing the BIOS fixed that.

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I'm having trouble booting a Sony VGN-N250E. The system begins the start-up process and takes me to the Windows Error Recovery page stating a Windows Failed Start. The selection choices are, Launch Startup Repair or Start Windows Normally, both selection begin to load windows files and immediately freezes on the screen displaying Microsoft Corporationn and a blank bar (Vista OS). The system will boot no further than this point.

I attempted to use the System Recovery DVD's and the system still stops at the same place. Hey, I even tried booting from a Knoppix V5.1.1 CD and received a blank screen. However, when I tried using Knoppix V3.2, the boot process begins and I get an error message that says the following:

PCI: Device 00:1f.1 not available because of resource collisions

I get nowhere after this. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Having Problem Booting to Vista OS

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any body know how to fix this i dont have the setup disc. just says
BROADCOM BASE CODE PXE-2.1 v1.1.0
COPYRIGHT (C) 2000-2008 BROADCOM CORPORATION
COPYRIGHT (C) 1997-2000 INTEL CORPORATION
PXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE
PXE-M0F: EXITING BROADCOM PXE ROM.
OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND.

ive tryed pressing F8 to go into safe mode but doesnt let me all i can press is F2.
 

Answer:windows vista copyright booting problem

Can you please provide a little detail about your computer; do you have a laptop or a desktop? What is the make/model of your PC?

(That error could be one of several things such as but not limited to:
1.) Loose hard drive or IDE cable.
2.) BIOS boot priority needing to be changed (BIOS could have the network card set as the boot device, among other possibilities)
 

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ok so I separated my HD into 2 different partitions. I installed vista on one HD and XP and another. Both installation went fine and since I installed XP last, I couldn't boot into vista. I thought when rebooting, the option should be right there. I try using Acronis OS sector but it still couldn't find vista as well. anything I did wrong?
 

Answer:Solved: dual booting with vista problem

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Hey. Now Vista is not even booting up normally. After the loading bar only a black screen is seen. I left it for like and hour and a half and nothing. Even the version info is not coming.

Now I just had to re-install windwos due to a small driver installation error (though it was working fine). Any help would be nice. Specs in Sig.
 

Answer:Okay, new problem. Now Vista is not booting up in normal mode.

sounds like the known bsod (black screen of death) due to video drivers.

try booting into safe mode, uninstall the video device, boot into normal mode, install the video drivers then reboot to have access to full video range.....until you reboot again, at which point you'll have to go through that entire process over again.

If you have a black screen going into safe mode, heh, well, reformat.
 

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Hi, I am completely newbie when it comes to
computers so I would really appreciate your help.
my problem seems to be different from anyone elses.
When I install my window 7 in another partition, it
installs just fine. but one I boot to window 7 and finish
setting up the username and the password then when
the computer reboots, there is nothing.
After the screen to choose where to boot from, if I choose my hard
drive, only a black screen with flashing _ is present and will not progress at all from there. So to use my computer again I had to reinstall window 7 and boot to Vista when choosing one of two OS and then, it works just fine.
got any idea why this is happening and/or how to solve this?
your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Answer:Problem in dual booting Vista and window 7

when you restart, are u getting the boot options vista and windows 7?

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I have a messed up problem. A while ago i had XP and Vista both running in dual boot great. No problems at all. Well last Christmas i got another hard drive, and decided to set them up in a raid.

So i went to reinstall my operating systems, and have not been able to get it working again since. The point i am at now is i have XP installed on my C: drive, Vista installed on my D: drive. However, i can't get my computer to see the Vista install. I have tried repairing it with Vista disc, tried reinstalling the boot loader for vista with EasyBCD, and i even tried reinstalling Vista completely finally last night.

When i reinstalled it last night, the first part of setup went good with no problems, copied all files over and all that stuff. When it did the first reboot, it just went right back into XP and didn't do anything about the Vista install.

I have NO idea what to do at this point. Originally i was able to get into Vista on the first time i installed it, but as soon as i added XP to the boot loader, it stopped working, and i haven't been able to get back into Vista ever since.

Hopefully someone has some idea of what i can do!!

Thanks in advance!

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/begin history
I have a HP 6715S with a very low mileage vista business 64. It came to me with the drive split as follows:
C; 140G - Windows (bootable)
D: 10G - HP_Recovery (also bootable)
E: 7G - OS_TOOLS.

I got busy with resizing and ended up with
C: 35G (bootable windows version)
Extended partition: 105G for other Another Less Expensive Operating System (Mentioning no names)
D: 10G - HP_Recovery (Unchanged bootable primary partition). This I got instead of a windows cd.
E: 7G - OS_TOOLS.
and left vista there 'in case I ever needed it'. I happen now to need it, and can't get in because the partition table was wiped (Clever, huh?).
/end history.

I find I have a full backup on an external HD, but no way to restore it. (It always wanted to back up, so I pointed it at an ntfs slice of usb drive and told it to go ahead). I have had all NTFS partitions chkdsk'ed on a windows box, can mount them all, see files, but now the disk looks like this

C: Windows - not bootable primary 'bootable' partition
Rest is extended partition, with D: and E: at the end as before, but they are now secondary partitions. Booting, as always, consists in starting execution at the beginning of the drive, and this produces errors.

I cannot start windows at all, or even the recovery version. I can put this drive in an external usb holder and manipulate it under windows 7 or XP with administrator privileges. In each case it's calling in a favour and asking people to have a go. I can also read/write NTFS... Read more

Answer:HD problem: Can't Restore booting on Vista Business 64

Run Startup Repair from the installation DVD at least 3 times: Startup Repair

If this doesn't work, then we'll have to start working with bootrec commands (fixboot, fixmbr, etc): How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

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I have Vista installed on my primary drive and a second hard drive that I am trying to dual boot with XP Pro.

I installed XP on the new Hard drive while the Vista drive was unplugged. I didin't have a floppy drive, and since I have SATA drives, it wouldn't recognize the drives during install, so I switched the bios from Raid On to Raid Autodetect/ATA and it recognized them and I installed XP.

Next I hooked up the Vista drive, and to my own stupidity, I booted to see what would happen. Vista tries to load, but goes BSOD before getting too far.

As it stands now, the XP disk will only work while the bios is set to Raid Autodetect/ATA and the Vista drive will only boot if it is set to Raid On. This is while only one drive is attached, not both. If it is in the other mode, they both show the same BSOD - STOP: 0x0000007B

I assume I cannot start the XP drive with Raid On because the SATA driver was not loaded during setup. Is this true? I installed the proper chipset drivers while booted into XP thinking that this would allow it to boot with Raid On setting, but this does not help any matters with the BSOD during boot with Raid On. Can these drivers only be loaded during the setup of XP while hitting F6?

Also it is still wierd that I cannot get Vista to boot now with Raid Autodetect/ATA and only with Raid On. I have to swtich the cables AND change the setting in the bios everytime I go from XP to Vista or vice versa. Any help? I've tried all I can think of. I k... Read more

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Got an HP Pavillion dv2000 laptop. My friend says it has a virus and won't boot....I asked her why she thought it had a virus. She said it was AntiVirus 2010 that kept popping up and finally it wouldn't boot at all....Sure enough it wont boot. I take the drive out of her machine, attach it externally to my desktop. The drive shows up in My Computer and Windows Explorer. I copied all her documents and pictures to disk for safe keeping. While the HD was attached I did a Malware Bytes Anti Malware scan on the drive...it finds no infections. So, i take the drive, install it back in her laptop, try to boot...now it goes right to a black screen with an unmoveable horizontal blinking cursor. Looking at the drive in My Computer, it shows as Drive F and I can see the recovery partition. How can I get this drive bootable again?I can get to the BIOS and change the boot order if I need to. The owner never created Recovery Disk to boot from. According to the documentation that came with the computer, no Disk is required. F11 gets you to the recovery, but when I push F11, I get the same black screen with the cursor. I did download and create a Windows Recovery CD from here. Vista Boot ISOThe laptop will boot using the created CD. The first sreen is a black screen with a bar across the bottom "Windows Is Loading Files" then there is a "Install Windows" screen with language, time and currency, keyboard method options. I then select next. That takes me to an "Inst... Read more

Answer:Vista Home Premium Booting/Recovery Problem

Post this in the Am I Infected section you will get expert help there. Depending on the length of time the virus has been on there will determine how much cleaning and repair is required. These fake anti-virus warnings are all trojans and downloading agents that will download more nasties.

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Hi Everyone! This is my 1st post here. Did a search on computer help and heard great things about this forum. 
 
My fiance's old dell was on it's last leg and she had a very important program on it for her home based business (medical billing). This program could not be re-installed without paying an arm and a leg. So I cloned the Hard Drive which had Vista Ultimate SP2 (64 bit) on it to a bigger 1 terabyte drive and bought her a newer refurbished HP system. I then took out the HD in the new system which had Windows 7 (32 bit) on it and installed the cloned drive and no boot.. but does boot in the old machine so the clone was successful. I was able to get into the Bios on the new machine and change some settings and now I can at least get to the Vista Splash screen to enter her password but have no use of the keyboard & mouse? Strange. The keyboard does work in the bios but not when Vista starts and get's to the Splash screen. There is no settings in the bios for usb, legacy,ect. So basically.. the MB on the new computer is not playing well with this cloned version of Vista. Tried all the usb inputs so it's not a usb 2..3 thing. And again the keyboard works fine in the bios. Is this a driver issue? Why is this mother board not communicating with this cloned Vista? Do I need to install some driver in Vista?
 
Thank you so much for any advice!
 
Doug

Answer:Problem booting a cloned HD of Vista Ultimate SP2 on new machine

Starting to wonder if I should set her Vista to have no password in the old machine and then re-clone. Then at least I could get into the OS. But.. I still might not have a any key or mouse function? Hmmm.. 

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This morning I tried turning my PC on and it started fine, it went to the Dell Logo screen, but then it continued on and went to a black page with an error on it. Everything the previous day had gone fine, nothing unusual happened.

It said it had a booting error so I thought, oh, well I can just use the F8 key and repair my computer or even restore it if need be. The F8 key would not work and my computer doesn't even go into safe mode. At this point I was concerned.

I am not using my computer, I am borrowing one from a friend. My computer is not working in any way, other then starting up and going to that black screen with the error information.

So here is basically all the information my computer gave me about the error:

Windows Boot Manager

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

It then tells me to use the installation disk to repair it, but I do not have that disk.

It tells me to contact the system administrator or computer manufacturer if I do not have the disk.

The specific file not working is \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc000000f

It then tells me it has a problem with the booting configuration.

I'm not sure if I need to give you anymore information. Tell me if I do and I will try my best to give you it.
 

Answer:Solved: Vista Booting Problem Status: 0xc000000f

You can either request a Vista DVD from Dell or borrow one to do the startup repair.

http://support.dell.com/support/top...ackupcd_form?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1
How to do a startup repair using the Vista DVD
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html
Please remove your service tag info using the edit button, for your protection.
 

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Hi, when i try to install Windows Vista 64, i get the same problem that many other have,
I get the "No Drives were found,Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation" message

I have understood that i need some sata drivers.
But i cant find anny drivers that work, maybe its another problem ?
i have a Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard.
and was wondering if annybody knows annything to help me?

Thanks

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My wife opened the fake UPS email attachment going around and messed up our PC.

I've been trying to re-install Vista Home Premium 32 bit from the OEM disk and I've been having all sorts of problems.

I've partitioned my HDD and set up the corresponding drives. Now when I try to install Windows, I get "Windows could not re-initialize the deployment engine." Then it tells me to re-install Windows.

My wife called (I left the install running when I came to work) and now we have a message saying that Windows cannot assign a drive letter to the selected partition. Error Code 0x80300002

Now what?

Answer:Vista Installation Problem

Run your virus program (MSE is the one I suggest) and run malwarebytes.

If that doesn't fix things, go back to a restore point before that mail was opened.

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ok im trying to install vista on a 80 gig harddrive on me computer i have had vista on before and it runs fine now I had to format the harddrive and it get through the installation and gets to extracting the files and come up with the error saying the installation cant be comleted because of reboot and then says the installation cant but saved or completed then says please start install again


please help because i need to finish my graphic design work and cant do it because the computer is stuffed also


thanks in advance and first post to

Answer:vista installation problem

Hello....was the HDD Reformatted before you installed?

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Hi guys, Need some help here. When I try to install Vista RC1 .. on the last step of the installation my pc restarts ... I can see the windows starting up but nothing shows up after that (Black Screen). I tried to install vista from ISO and From DVD .. same black screen problem. I overclocked my Core 2 Duo E6400 to 2.8ghz. Changed few setting in bios. I guess something is wrong with my bios settings. Please help me out. Thanks.

My PC #

Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.8Ghz
Asus P5B Vanilla
2Gb Con XMX2
ATI Radeon X1800xt
500w PW

Answer:Vista Installation Problem

its a beta dont expect everything to work correctly thats why its a beta.

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Recently bought laptop

Make: HP Pavilion DV6700
Processor: Intel Centrino Duo 2.0Ghz
Ram: 3gig
HDD: 250GB
Graphics: Nividia 8600

OS: Vista Home Premium


The laptop came with 2 partitions, i proceeded to create a new partition for my XP installation using the Vista Partition editor.

Vista was still working after reboot, i proceeded then to pop in the XP install disk and reboot i was greeted with the following message:

XP installation can no find any harddisks please ensure hard disks are pwoeredon and connected for instaltion to continue.

Upon rebooting to check for info Vista no longer loaded, a black screen tells me some sort of boot file is missing and to press ctrl + alt + del to restart.

I have since installed Linux Mint (Elysa) and removed the vista partitions using its partition editor but once again trying to install XP i am faced with the same message about no hard disk

I have tried to install using a portable hard drive which is picked up by the XP install disk but the other hard drive is not even though it is fully functioning and has allowed Linux install.

Could Vista have locked out the disk?

What can i do to fix this and get XP installed correctly?

Thanks for your time.

Answer:XP installation problem from Vista

Vista includes drivers for SATA . . XP does not. You can either load the SATA drivers on a floppy, or set the BIOS to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. ( exact Verbage will vary by manufacturer )

Before you wipe the Vista installation, be double dog sure you can find XP drivers for that model

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Hi, I have just built a new media centre and when I try to install Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit the computer gets this message after installation

"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected
Error. Windows Installation cannot proceed,. To install Window, click
?OK? to restart the computer, and then restart the installation"

The is the spec for the computer
Jetway J7F5M-DVI mini-ITX motherboard
integrated CPU & Graphics
1GB DDR2 Ram 533MHz
Thermaltake Retractable Touch Screen Monitor
All-in-one Card Reader
250W Power Supply

I can get to the BIOS and I can start installation, the computer then restarts a couple of times and then when it says Windows Setup it appears with that message.
Can anyone help please?
Thanks
 

Answer:Vista Installation problem

Since you can get into Bios OK I would suggest running a Ram check.
 

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I recently replaced the hard drive in my HP dv9000 laptop and had to buy a recovery disc from HP. I installed the new hard drive and then ran the System Recovery DVD. Windows is now in the computer but it does not operate properly. The screen resolution is too large and the system shuts down after appx. 3 to 5 minutes. It then restarts repeatedly. In addition, the wireless has been disabled. I have attempted to restart in safe mode, but that didn't help either. Any suggestions?

Answer:Problem with new Vista installation

Hello

Can you tell me what you did and how you installed the recovery disk's...

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hi I am Rajesh.... i have a destop with the following configuration
Asus Mother Board ------M2N-VM DVI
AMD Athlon(tm)64X2 Dual Core processor 5000+ 2.60 GHz
2.00 GB RAM (800 FSB)
LG Sata DVD Writer

when i am trying to install Vista Ultimate the machine is hanging....i mean i cannot get the option to load. i have booted from DVD and when the first screen appaered it was still and it not moving forward. First i thought it was the DVD problem . But i don't think it was problem with mother board nor DVD. It should ask for the key board and language options....in the next screen but i am not able to go there.

please help me in solving thhis problem
 

Answer:VISTA Installation problem

I wonder if your BIOS is Vista compatible.

Look at what BIOS version you have, visit the Asus website to see if there is a later one for Vista. I do not normally recommend flashing the BIOS but if there is a later one that provides Vista compatability, it might be the answer.

Read the release notes before you flash the BIOS, and unless it's mentioned as fixing the problem, there is unlikely to be a change. Flashing the BIOS brings risks if it goes wrong.
 

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Asus P5W Dh Deluxe
e6600
FoxConn 8800GTS (640MB)
Corsair 620HX

Just built the system. Fired it up and it posted fine. Loaded the BIOS and things look okay. CPU temp idle at 25-26C. My DVD Drive is accidentally set to Primary IDE slave. My Primary IDE master is blank. My third IDE master is my HDD (Seagate 7200.10 320GB). I exit out, pop in Vista and reboot.

I hear the CD spin-up and then it says "Windows is loading files..." Next it switches to the part where it has a bar that scrolls left to right and reads "Microsoft Corporation" at the bottom. After about 30 seconds or so, the screen then changes and that's where the problem lies. It's a completely jarbled screen with about 3 colors all washed together. It sort of looks like three paint colors were thrown onto a canvas. At this point, this screen remains. I've rebooted 3 times and the exact same thing happens each time. My hunch is that this might be a video card problem (brand new 8800GTS). The weird part is that it works fine for the BIOS screen, POST and for those first two screens in the Vista installation. I have access to another vid card (7800GT) that I'm going to try a bit later when I get the energy. Any thoughts on what this might be? Thanks, and sorry for the long post.

UPDATE: It's not the graphics card after all. The same problem occurs with my 7800GT. Could it be the fact that I switched a jumped setting on my HDD? I thought the diagram was telling me I had to ... Read more

Answer:Vista Installation Problem

Have you tried installing XP or something of the like to see if the problem is still there. Need to figure out if this is vista or your hardware somehow...
 

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I have just purchased a Lenovo Y410 notebook with no operating system. I am trying to install vista but cant seem to install from the disc.  PC prompts following - 'CD BOOT - Couldn't find BOOTMGR'  What do i do from here?

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Hi, first of all this site rocks. I've been lurking around for a few months and noticed that you guys are kind and helpful so I finally decided to register

Specs:
Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53 Ghz
ECS G31T-M mobo
Kingston 4GB DDR2 ram PC6400
WD 640GB SATA 3.0
Lite-On DVDRW burner IDE
Corsair Earthwatts 500W

My problem:

Whenever I do a clean install Vista 64, it gets up to the 2nd step called "Expanding Files" at about 5% or so and it gives me an error saying "Windows cannot install required files. blah blah blah".

It all started when my old 36gb Raptor failed on me a few weeks ago. I left the computer running the whole night so I could finish downloading a file and when I woke up the computer would load up to the Vista logo bootup screen and reset over and over and over. I downloaded the Diagnostics tool from WD and said that the drive had failed S.M.A.R.T. checks and I would need a new drive.

So I threw the old drive away and ordered a new 640GB WD drive from newegg. It finally came a couple of days ago and hooked it up and started installing. That's when these errors started to pop up.

Here are some of the things I tried:
Installed Win 7 beta, same thing with the error
Installed XP, could not format HD (wtf? not a media problem, since this has always installed for me)
Changed SATA cables with one that I bought from Best Buy (no change)
Switched from the different SATA ports that my mobo had (no change)
Took out a 2gb stick of ram, ran memtest on the sing... Read more

Answer:Vista Installation Problem

Hi so1id and welcome,

It may just be that your new drive is bad as well. After all you've done, it seems it may be, it's not unheard of. IMO, I'd send it back for a replacement. You might reset your bios and see if that helps any.

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Hi guys, Need some help here. When I try to install Vista RC1 .. on the last step of the installation my pc restarts ... I can see the windows starting up but nothing shows up after that (Black Screen). I tried to install vista from ISO and From DVD .. same black screen problem. I overclocked my Core 2 Duo E6400 to 2.8ghz. Changed few setting in bios. I guess something is wrong with my bios settings. Please help me out. Thanks.

My PC #

Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.8Ghz
Asus P5B Vanilla
2Gb Con XMX2
ATI Radeon X1800xt
500w PW
 

Answer:Vista Installation Problem

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Hey guys,

After posting in numerous forums, I had almost given up on upgrading to vista. However, you guys seem pretty knowledgable so i figure i'd come here for help. The problem is as follows:

--Trying to install Vista Business Edition

--I get several "problems" during the mandatory compatibility test before the install, however "these problems do not prevent installation"

--Everything goes through as normal (Copying files, gathering files) until "Extracting Files". The install always stops at 24% and gives the error message that the installation cannot boot into the next phase. to solve the problem please restart.. (something to that effect).

In other forums people have said that it was a problem with one of the programs i have that restricts access to the MBR (Master Boot Record). However, i disabled all the startup programs AND startup services, which i thought might get around that problem. No dice. Any suggestions???
 

Answer:*NEW* Vista installation problem..

Does your BIOS have virus protection? If so, it's important you disable that.
 

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Helo. I was having trouble booting due to system problems so I decided to reinstall vista to fix said problem. I opted not to wipe the drive so as to keep my old files and poceded. The actuall instalation went fine, as did the other two steps shown after extrating and copying files. After it reboots and moves the the completion step however, my computer restarts automatically and when I get to past the load screen I am greeted by the message " Windows has encountered an unexpected restart or error, press ok to restart and attempt the installation again," or somthing like that. I have tryed this at least another 25 times, even going so far as to format the drive each time after the 6th or so try and yet it restarts at exatly the same point each time. Can anyone help with this enigma?

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Well I finally got my computer working and I'm trying to install Vista HP 64bit OEM but when I get to the drivers it can't find my Hard Drive. I'm pretty sure my HDD is connected right. I have 4gb of Ram. My HDD is shown in the BiOS but not in vista. I have no other OS installed on it. The MB I'm using is a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P. Can anyone help me on this? Maybe explain exactly where the HDD should go and what the settings for it should be in the BiOS and any other information that would help me greatly.


Here are my specs:
Case: NZXT Apollo with 1 Extra 120MM Fan (Extra Fan greatly recommended)
PSU: Corsair VX 550W
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz
Memory: G.Skill 4GB
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 4850 512mb IceQ4 Turbo
Drivers: WD Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM (Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives)
Keyboard/Mouse: Normal Standard ones at the moment
Display: Hanns-G 19" Widescreen

I gave the link of the HDD because it seems to be a HDD issue. I tried to upgrade the drivers via. an USB Flash and that didn't work. I tried the MB disc and that didn't work. Is everything connected right? I'm pretty sure it is.

If anyone can help me please.

Answer:Vista Installation Problem. Please Help!

What position does the BIOS say the hard drive is in?

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I tried installing vista through virtual pc and It wont let me install it because it says my cpu is not compatible with 64bit operation or something like that. I cant remember exactly what it said. I have a opteron 170 which is definitely 64bit but why would it say my cpu is not compatible. It was the x64 edition of vista. does virtual pc not deal with x64 operating systems?

Thanks
 

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