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Network not working when booting XP after Vista Installation

Question: Network not working when booting XP after Vista Installation

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

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

Thanks.
 

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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

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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Hi, ok, so i have an acer 7520g preinstalled with vista, and yesterday i bought xp so i could install it on second harddrive for gaming. After it was installed, i installed the updates, drivers for video card, speakers, directx, wireless network (atheros ar5007eg) but heres my problem:

I can't get cabled internet to work. When i launch vista (where everything works) and look under device manager it just says
"Atheros.....(wireless)"
"Microsoft 6to4-networkcard (Which btw has an 31 error?)
"NVIDIA nForce Networking controller"

I got wireless working but i dont know what drivers i need to make cable work... any help would be greatly appreciated!

Joey2k
 

Answer:Solved: Dual booting xp and vista, network driver problems

Welcome to TSG!

What does the Device Manager show when booted to XP?
Did you download and install the Chipset driver for XP?
From this thread:
TheOutcaste said:


The chipset driver contains the Ethernet driver:
http://gd.panam.acer.com/home/
Select Notebook | Aspire | 5520
Select Either Windows XP choice under Operating System
Download the Chipset zip, extract, then run setup.exe

HTH

JerryClick to expand...

Choose the 7520g of course
 

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Vista 32 Bit Home Premium

Before vista booted into a black screen, I turned on my computer to discover that it wouldn't load my profile. I got to the welcome screen where you can choose which user you wanted and enter a password but I only have one user on that computer and I recently took off the password so I shouldn't even see that screen come up. I try to log in anyways and vista gave me an error but I don't remember the exact error. It had something to do with user profile though.

After a few attempts of trying to log in, I kept getting the same error and I couldn't load onto my desktop so I restarted the computer. After that I only saw the green loading bar for 2 seconds and saw a split second BSOD. I ran the vista recovery DVD and did a system repair. That repair fixed the BSOD but now I see a black screen with a movable cursor after the the green loading bar finishes.

I have tried system repair to no avail. System restore does not work. Memory check came out clean. Checked the hives. I tried almost everything I read on the internet but to no avail. I really do not want to reformat my hard drive because I have a lot of important files on it.

Anyone have any more ideas that I have missed? Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Answer:Vista booting into a black screen with only the cursor working

Hi,
I think your display driver or video card need to be checked.

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Before vista booted into a black screen, I turned on my computer to discover that it wouldn't load my profile. I got to the welcome screen where you can choose which user you wanted and enter a password but I only have one user on that computer and I recently took off the password so I shouldn't even see that screen come up. I try to log in anyways and vista gave me an error but I don't remember the exact error. It had something to do with user profile though.

After a few attempts of trying to log in, I kept getting the same error and I couldn't load onto my desktop so I restarted the computer. After that I only saw the green loading bar for 2 seconds and saw a split second BSOD. I ran the vista recovery DVD and did a system repair. That repair fixed the BSOD but now I see a black screen with a movable cursor after the the green loading bar finishes.

I have tried system repair to no avail. Black screen in Safe Mode also. System restore does not work. Memory check came out clean. Checked the hives. I tried almost everything I read on the internet but to no avail. I really do not want to reformat my hard drive because I have a lot of important files on it.

Anyone have any more ideas that I have missed? Any input would be greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:vista booting into a black screen with only the cursor working?

Here is a method to back up your files, I suggest doing this first, then move on to a possible repair.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/
 

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TosSmartSrv.exe stops working every time I boot up my computer (Vista)

What is this file, and what can I do to resolve the situation?

I have a new Toshiba Satellite Quad Core, and have not seen this message on my old Toshiba Satellite.

Answer:TosSmartSrv.exe stops working every time booting Vista

Hello

Toshiba Satellite Quad Core says nothing about your notebook model so what model you have exactly?

I have searched on my notebook for this file and it seems that it belongs to the HDD SSD Alert Utility. It?s stored in this directory:
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert

In your case I would try to reinstall the utility. I have also checked the Toshiba page and there you can download it. Just search for your notebook model on the driver download page and you will find it! ;)

Greets

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Hello guys

It's my first time here and I hope you'll be able to help me out. I never had such or problem before and I'm totally out of ideas on how to fix this box.

So here is the problem. I formated my HD on my second computer. I never had any problems to do it before but now it's a pain.

So here is what I get.

When I try to install windows XP (Home/Pro/Corp) the setup works fine until it comes to the point where I get asked for network setup. After that everything goes wrong. I get a box asking me to point it to the Service pack 2 CD (service pack 2 is on the CD I used this version of windows to install it on my main computer and everything works perfectly.). After trying to find it on the CD without any succes I tryed to hit cancel. it will pop this window again and if I cancel it will start the new installation of windows with a lot of missing stuff.

So I tryed windows CD without SP on it. I get the same box right after the network setup asking me for another file (the next file to be copied from CD to the HD for the installation.)

After figuring that my problem wasn't SP2 I found out that after the network setup, my CD (that was usually set the E wont work when you call E:. It seems to be either desabled or the computer switched it to another letter.

I was running out of idea so I removed my network card thinking it would be smart enough to skip the network installation without it. Well no it will install the network anyway but doesnt ask ... Read more

Answer:Problem while reinstalling windows: CD ROM stop working after network installation

What version of XP, home or pro? Are these original disks or burned copies?
 

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Hey,

I'm getting paid to reinstall Windows Vista and all the drivers on a Toshiba Satellite A100 and she didnt have a Vista disk but I used guggle 1.6 to get the products key. Than reinstalled Vindows Vista Home Premium with my copy of it that I bought.

But now when I try to enter the product key it says its already in use and I get some error message.

What should I do?

Answer:Re: Satellite A100 - Product key is not working on Vista installation

Hi!

The product key on the bottom side of the notebook is an OEM key and belongs to the preinstalled OEM version. That means you can?t use this key with a normal Vista installation disk that you can buy on the internet or from a computer shop.

If you want to install Vista you should a Toshiba recovery disk or a Microsoft disk with the corresponding product key.

You can order a Toshiba recovery disk from Toshiba directly:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Bye

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Done a format and new install with vista ultimate, and cant get the realtek audio to work.
Drivers install fine but still get no sound.

Downloaded both realtek 97 and HD drivers but still no luck.

I had this problem a while back and fixed it but i cant find where i got the solution from :(

Any help would be great, thanks!

Answer:Audio not working after fresh Vista installation on Satellite Pro A series?

Hi

First of all if would be very useful to know what notebook model you have.
Secondly you could find the right sound driver on the Toshiba page and therefore you don?t need to test several sound drivers!!! The one from the Toshiba driver website works for sure.

I read about an similar issue on Vista OS and these Toshiba document should help you:
[Audio muted (no sound) after installing Windows Vista|http://askiris.toshiba.com/ToshibaSupportSite/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1886 758xml&sliceId=&dialogID=54568603&stateId=0 0 51373343]

Check it out!!

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Having installed Vista SP1, have had a number of problems and one main one is the head & mic sockets no longer work on the front of computer.
So cannot use skype etc.

Any help appreceated

Bill

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Form my own experience the SP1 is not fully compatible with different drivers.
In you case it looks like the sound driver does not work correctly with the SP1.

Don?t know what sound card you have (maybe Realtek???) but an sound card driver update would be advisable.
If it doesn?t help you will have to wait till a sound driver update will be released


CU

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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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I just installed vista again on my laptop that had vista on it originally, but I had a virus so I deleted the partition. I got it all installed, but now it's saying the drivers aren't installed. I have no Network drivers installed,but in the taskbar, there is a connection icon with a red 'X'.

HELP!

Answer:Vista Network Not Working!!

That is probably why the Red X, you need your drivers installed. You probably have a driver disk that came with your system hopefully ?

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I am on a home network with vista ultimate. I have a modem plugged into a wireless router. 2 PC's (one with xp, one with vista) are plugged in through ethernet cables. A laptop is hooked up through wireless (xp), as is an xbox 360.

I can see all the pc's in my network screen, but the network map won't work at all. I am on a private network, and network discovery is enabled. The error is says is "Windows cannot create a network map for the selected type of network connection"

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Vista Network map not working

You may need to install Link Layer Topology Discovery on the XP PC for them to show in Vista.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...1D-EE46-481E-BA11-37F485FA34EA&displaylang=en
 

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I have a friends pc running Windows Vista Home Premium and the network connection will not work inside Vista. The hardware is fine I have tested it from bootup. I have booted up with Kaspersky and Bit Defender AV boot disc and updated boot of them with the network connection and they both scanned the whole computer and found nothing. I have also used ComboFix and the problem is still there.

The network connection icon of the taskbar shows "The dependency service or group failed to start". I have looked under Service in Admin Tools and don't see anything there that I can tell this isn't running that should be. When I right click on the network connection icon and select "diagnose and repair" I get "network diagnostics cannot run because the diagostics policy service is not running" When I try to start that service I get an Error 5: Access is denied.

In the Event Log, I am seeing some error with the DHCP and all of them have say "the DHCP Client is shutting down. The following error occurred: Access is denied"

Anyone got any suggestions?
 

Answer:Network Connection not working in Vista

Windows firewall is a big depency for your network connections. Make sure your base filter engine service is started and your windows firewall service started. If they aren't then there is one possibility why you do not have connectivity.
 

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I have a desktop a router and laptop both are on vista. Printer is hooked up to desktop. Network was working fine, file sharing, printing from laptop. Today I can't access desktop from my laptop but can access the laptop from the desktop (occasionally). When i try and access the desktop I get an error 0x80070035 the network path was not found. As far as I know all firewalls are still off.

I'm not much of a techie but I need access to the printer from the laptop.

Thanks.
 

Answer:vista network stopped working

Now I can see other shared files (media) but can't access the computer itself. I am probably not describing this properly but I can only access media files. When I click on the actual computer I get an error message saying windows cannot access \\desktop but I can access desktop:file:
 

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I recently reinstalled Vista on my Dell laptop.Before that,I could view and open shared files on my XP desktop, although the PC couldn't see the laptop.Now, I can get online, but can't see the PC in Network places.I've ensured both have same workgroup name.I think it may be due to Norton Internet Security,which I've renewed and reinstalled from new disk.But the former one didn't prevent file-sharing, albeit one way,XP to Vista.Before I uninstall Norton again, is there anything else I should have done after Vista reinstall ?

Answer:Network Xp to Vista stopped working

I've thankfully solved this myself- with Google's help.(Has this forum "gone downhill" recently ? I used to have immediate replies to posts, but recently, I've had none or few, even at weekends.)I discovered that by following Tweakhound's advice on Vista services,link textI'd disabled SSDP Discovery, and IPsec Policy Agent services, and as soon as I re-enabled them,I could see my Xp machine on the Vista one,and share its folders.As before, though, I've been unable to see the Vista on the XP one. But that's less important.

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Today I configured 2 pcs both with vista to be connected and enabled file sharing between them. It was working as I could copy files around, etc.

I took a nap, came back and the pcs are still on the same network, yet they are unable to access each other anymore. nothing I know has changed. restarted computers, checked settings (the same). no deal?

Internet works for both.
both can "see" each other in "network"

the error is :
Windows cannot access pc1
"the network path was not found"

anyone have any ideas on how to make file sharing work again?

ps - should this post be in OS thread?
 

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Hi friends,

I see many posts related to this and i tried most of them but in vain.

Im having Vista and Dlink Router .

I was connecting via wireless network and every thing was fine , all of sudden My net connection was LOST

I have connection when i connect via cable from router, but not wireless.

I can see my wireless network from the list of networks, it also says connected, but access is Local Only.

after googling i have chnaged lot of settings,but still i can connect wit wireless network.

Also there is no default gateway with wirelesssnetwork
Pls let me know if you need further info to help me

Many Thanks in advance in helping me out.

regds
Ck.
 

Answer:All of Sudden, Wireless network not working in VISTA

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Hey Guys,
Bear with me ill explain in detail.
Alright i recently got a new computer of which is working great, I first pluged it into the network and all systems were fine, after a few resets and some general use of the machine the network just stopped working. I am using BitDefender Firewall and it doesnt seem to be blocking any local connections, but i had it working about a day ago, i havent installed any new software that may alter the network settings. I discovered the problem sort of, in my firewall settings it said i was connected to a network 168.259.0.0 which has been obviously automatically assigned rather than my home network 192.168.1.0, to solve this i tried changing the IPv4 to only connect to my home network, but this didnt solve the problem as for some reason it still said it was connected to an unidentified network and could not recognise any internet connection. I have reset the router multiple times and have tested the cable, all semms okay. I have tried all in my knowledge to get it online so i have turned to the experts! i will included my /ipconfig below

IP CONFIG-----------

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DOMINATOR
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . .... Read more

Answer:Network Suddenly Stopped Working on VISTA

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I work at a small office where we have a large Ricoh Alfico 3035 Network Printer. We had just relocated to a new office and I set everything up and it was working fine. Today I tried to move over to a new DSL Connection through AT&T, (the free T1 line in the office was too slow), so I ran an IPCONFIG and reinstalled the printer using the new IP. This worked fine as usual on the Vista Machines, but when I set up the TCP/IP port on the XP machines I get a print error.

I'm lost because I've done this many times before and have never had a problem.

Here is step by step what I'm doing on the XP:

Control Panel -> Printers and Faxes -> Add A Printer -> Local Printer -> Create New Port -> Standard TCP/IP port

I input the IP 192.168.15.0, Install the correct driver, and when I get done it asks me to print a test page. That's when I get the error.

I'm using the same exact settings I used on the Vista Machines which are working fine.

Any help would be great,

Thanks

Edit: This is my first time on here, so hey everybody!
 

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hi guys,

Vista updated itself with something it said was very importaint, and now internet refuses to work.

In very strange way as well... Like trying to open anything just doest cause any activity at all, in fact even home page doest open. Both in ff and in ie. When i disconnected my router from gateway and tried to access any web pages, everything worked as it should, i.e. a long wait and then cant find server. When trying to access the router, again strangely nothing happens.

Also when closing programs related to the network (ie ff steam) the close normally it seems but give "program stopped working in the end".

Have no idea what to do. Running firewall and nod32, never had a virus, but did a check anyway. Please help!
 

Answer:Updated Vista - internet/network stopped working

Try either system restore to a previous date. Or go into Control Panel, Programs and Uninstall, then choose view installed updates, and sort by date. See what the last few removable updates are.
 

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Hello, everyone. I'm having a problem with my Windows Vista. I opened my Windows Vista today and noticed that I have no access to the internet and my audio service is seemingly disabled. I don't know why this happened and I did nothing obviously wrong before this happened to cause these things to stop working.

Does anyone know how I can fix this? I need to use this computer for work.

Thank you.
 

Answer:Windows Vista Network Adapter and Audio Service Not Working

Start with Device Manager and see if there are any yellow marks next to these devices. If so, reinstall the drivers.
My Vista loves to mute my speakers all on its own occasionally, so check to see if the speakers are turned off.
 

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Op system on pc with fuji xerox c525A printer - win 2000
can print ok from that pc.

network is wireless dlink router and can see the printer from the wireless laptop ok.

Laptop running windows vista business and office 2007 - when I install network printer (c525A) word and office will not open and cannot be fixed.
Only way to fix the issue is to delete the printer on the vista machine, and then word and ppt work ok.

Driver was installed via connecting to the remote pc, will try to install a vista driver tonight and see if that resolves the issue.

Any advice would be appreicated, as having to transfer files and then go onto other pc to print them.

Dave
 

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Hi, I installed the Vista 32 bit over the 64 bit version, and my realtek network card appears with a yellow triangle mark in the controllers view.
I have already went to the Realtek Website and downloaded the controller updated version but it remains with error and not giving me access to the internet. How can i solve this problem?

Answer:Installed Vista 32 bit ober the 64 bit and Network Card stopped working

You have to do a clean install to go from 64 to 32-bit OS. Did you do this? What is the computer make and model? What is the realtek model?

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I have somewhat similar problem to the one described in http://forums.techguy.org/networking/666848-solved-networking-vista-laptop.html

I have two desktops running XP (home) SP2 connected through Netgear wireless router, and I have no problems accessing the files on either of them. I now have a new laptop with Vista home premium edition, and ran the network wizard. I can access the files from the laptop, but can not access the laptop from either of the desktop. All are running zone alarm (free) edition and AVG 7.5 (free). I probably need to put the ip address in the trusted zone in zone alarm, but am not sure what the address should. The ip address given by what is my ip address is very different from 192.169.x.x, and running ipconfig /all on the laptop gives me an IPv4 address which changes from time to time (once it gave me 192.168.2.200, another time, the last three digits were slightly different). Turning off zone alarm (temporarily, of course) did not help.

Many thanks for your help.
 

Answer:Solved: Adding Vista laptop to already working home network

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Hi Guys,

I have a problem installing Windows Vista. The installation process works fine until after the 1st reboot that goes to "completing installation". It completely freezes at that point and after 1 hour or so goes to a black screen where i can see nothing but my mouse pointer.

I just got my laptop 2 days ago and it's brand new Vista compatible. In fact it came with Vista installed and it was working perfectly fine until I decided to reformat it so that I could check if my new hd i tried installing was the main reason for this installation failure.

I saw a post with similar problems explaining that the BIOS was in need to be updated, but my BIOS is up to date and vista compatible.

My laptop specs are as follows:

Inspiron 1720, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.2GHz, 800Mhz, 4M L2 Cache
2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2
256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600
17.0 inch Wide Screen UXGA+ TLLCD
Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem,
8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy
Intel 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini Card
Can someone please help me out! Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Vista installation freezes at "completing installation&q

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

regards, Sybella
 

Answer:XP Installation/booting help

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

Answer:Booting from installation CD

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

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Hello, I'm having an issue installing a clean install of Windows Vista Home Basic onto my friend's Acer laptop.

To start off, my friend has had a rouge anti virus that more or less destroyed his windows. After doing a system restore for the earliest date available, the virus was gone, but Windows kept asking me on how to open simple things such as Internet Explorer and various other programs, which made the OS unusable. My friend gave me permission to format the drive, and I reinstalled Vista with a DVD of my I had for from one of my PCs, but I used his CD key that was on the laptop. The installation went fine, so I went on my desktop PC and downloaded all of the drivers for his laptop (Aspire 5516), and then installed a sound card driver, and a BIOs update. After the BIOs update, the laptop wouldn't start up again. I tried doing a system restore but it had no restore points, so since I just started, I figured doing a quick format wouldn't hurt.

This is where things got bad. I've tried reinstalling Vista again, but it keeps hanging on the "Completing installation" part. I've tried three times so far, and it always hangs at the exact same part, and now I have no clue on what to do.

Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated, thank you.
 

Answer:Vista installation hangs on completing installation during clean install

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Okay, so let me first tell you that I am in a state of panic. I have very important data on my HDD and am unable to boot any OS on it now.

I initially had Vista and 7 on it, working, until I decided to uninstall 7 for XP. I deleted the partition 7 was on (C; my primary partition) and installed XP onto it. That went smoothly and all, but after booting it up I noticed it wouldn't let me specify which OS I wanted to start; it would just auto start XP. I went into the bootup settings in XP and changed the time operating systems are displayed from one second, to ten, yet it still just auto-booted XP. I was able to access the data on the other partition in the XP explorer, but seemingly wasn't able to boot from it. So I "backed up" all my data onto a third partition I had created as a failsafe in case something went wrong and I couldn't boot either of my OSes.

It then came to my attention that I had installed Windows XP Professional instead of home edition, so I made a bootable CD with the XP iso and restarted the computer for reinstallation. According to the program, the setup files copied over fine and all, but when it auto-restarted to continue the installation process it would just loop on and off at the BIOS screen. After trying 4 different versions of XP to no avail, I stuck my Vista Home Premium disk in and booted from it. Again, I got to the setup screen and all that jazz, but when prompted to select the location I wanted to install Windows in, I go... Read more

Answer:Vista installation does not find any drives during installation, computer won't boot

hello,

do you have a way to download and burn a linux live cd, that would get all your pictures back then concentrate on the other..

http://www.livecdlist.com/

someone else may have other ideas..

good luck

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Hello, I'm having an issue installing a clean install of Windows Vista Home Basic onto my friend's Acer laptop.

To start off, my friend has had a rouge anti virus that more or less destroyed his windows. After doing a system restore for the earliest date available, the virus was gone, but Windows kept asking me on how to open simple things such as Internet Explorer and various other programs, which made the OS unusable. My friend gave me permission to format the drive, and I reinstalled Vista with a DVD of my I had for from one of my PCs, but I used his CD key that was on the laptop. The installation went fine, so I went on my desktop PC and downloaded all of the drivers for his laptop (Aspire 5516), and then installed a sound card driver, and a BIOs update. After the BIOs update, the laptop wouldn't start up again. I tried doing a system restore but it had no restore points, so since I just started, I figured doing a quick format wouldn't hurt.

This is where things got bad. I've tried reinstalling Vista again, but it keeps hanging on the "Completing installation" part. I've tried three times so far, and it always hangs at the exact same part, and now I have no clue on what to do.

Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Vista installation hangs on completing installation during clean install

Hi ssjChris. Welcome to TSF!

I would suggest you download a copy of Darik's Boot and Nuke (affectionately known as DBAN) HERE and create a bootable CD with it. Then boot with that CD and do a low-level format. That will insure that you don't have all kinds of wonderful dangling stuff on the hard drive. A Windows format doesn't do a low-level format to the extent that DBAN does. Pay VERY close attention to the menus as you use this software as it is very powerful. If you have any external hard drives connected, I suggest you disconnect them.

Once it completes, try your installation again.

Good day!

Mike

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I have been trying to install windows Vista 64 bit edition on my computer for the past couple of days now and I can seem to get to work right. It works normally right up until it reaches the completing installation phase the it freezes. I test my memory and hard drive and they are both fine. I have even tried different components just in case but nothing has helped. I upgraded the motherboad bios and tried a IDE and a SATA drive as well.
Here are my computer's specifictions
DFI Infinity 975X/G mtoherboard 975X Intel chipset
Q6600 Quad Core Intel Processor
2GB of Dual Channel OCZ Gold PC6400 DDR2 Memory
500GB Maxtor Hard Drive
Plextor DVD Burner
600W Ultra Power Supply
8800GTS EVGA Video card

I kind of wondering about the motherboard if it has compatiblity issues with Vista but every where I look it says its go to go as long as you upgrade the BIOS which I've done. Any ideas on how to fix this issue or should I consider getting a different board? I need a PCI Express 4X slot on the new one. Thanks for the help.

Answer:Vista 64 bit Installation freezing at Completing Installation Phase

A stupid Question is your CPU and Motherboard Compatible with x64. Mainly is your CPU capable of using 64-bit code

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

Answer:[SOLVED] Installation CD not booting

NTLDR is a boot loader program for Windows XP.

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

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

Answer:booting and installation errors

Check your bios settings/ram - see hereGood luck

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

Answer:computer is not booting after installation of new ram

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

Please help

Answer:Booting from installation WiN7 CD

Welcome!

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



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

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

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

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

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

How did you install 8.1? To a different partition?

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

Answer:Laptop not booting after SSD installation

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

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

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

Answer:wrong installation of XP is booting

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

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Hello All,

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

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

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

-Insoft

Answer:Fresh Installation not Booting

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

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

Thanks
 

Answer:Red Hat 9 Installation and Dual Booting

Like this.
 

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

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

Any Ideas ?

Thank you in advance.

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

Follow the tutorial Startup Repair minutely.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks for any help

Roger912

Answer:After installation NO screen to allow booting from another

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

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

Answer:Laptop not booting after SSD installation

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

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

Answer:windows installation not booting...

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

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Hello,

One of the kids came to to me with his laptop (Toshiba, Windows 7), that he can no longer boot up.

When attempting to boot it shows the screen with the F2 and F12 options, then goes black, with the flashing cursor in the top left which disappears after a few seconds.

After 10 minutes or so a message appears saying (in German) that there is a problem caused by external media being removed incorrectly (USB), and the option to proceed or cancel. Either of these options causes the failing reboot process to repeat.

F8 to go to safe-mode didn't work. (no reaction at all)
Booting from recovery disks didn't work either. A message saying windows is loading files appeared, and then it went to the blank screen as before.

I then tried booting using a Ubuntu Live CD, so that i might at least be able to back up his files, or even somehow force a safe-mode windows restart by changing some setting manually. ( I dont know how to do that but i figured it must be possible).

Even Ubuntu had problems. It started but was extremely slow, and it didn't show his files. (It DID recognize the USB devices though, and they worked). I havent found any settings to help with forcing a safe reboot.

Anyway .. does anyone have a advice on how i can get this laptop to run again, taking all of this into account?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 Not booting. F8 Not working. Recovery Disk not working.

Start with the free bootable diagnostics (hard drive, memory, and anti-malware) here: Hardware Diags

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

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

Answer:Get data from crashed/non booting installation

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

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I 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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Frozen black screen on startup

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

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

"UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME"

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

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

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

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

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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 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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Hi all,

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

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

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

Answer:Booting from cloned SSD, removal of old installation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope someone can help... thnx a lot!

Answer:XP PRO installation disk not booting on certain laptop

and welcome to the Forum

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

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

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

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

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

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~Background~

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

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

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

So I had an idea.

~Idea~

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

I have a 1 TB HDD.

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

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

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

I uninstall all unnecessary programms/games from C.

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

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

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

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

A friend of mi... Read more

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

Answer:bootmgr missing when booting from xp installation cd

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

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

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

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

Answer:Issues with booting the PC and OS installation problems

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

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

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

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

Thank you very much.

Answer:bootmgr missing when booting from xp installation cd

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

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

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

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

Answer:BSOD booting from Win7 installation CD/USB

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

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

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Okay I have tried to install Vista 64 Premium on a new rig and it continually hangs on Completing Installation. (It will hang there for over an hour)
Here are the specs of the PC

Intel C2Q 2400
4 Gig Corsair Memory(Passed Memtest)
Abit X38 Quad GT Motherboard
160GB Western Digital Sata HD (Set to AHCI in BIOS)
2X500GB Western Digital Sata HDs (Set to AHCI in BIOS)
2XLiteON DVDRW on JMicron Controller
8800GTS Video Card.
PC Power and Cooling 750Watt PS

1)All USB Devices are unplugged and disabled in BIOS
2) Loaded the AHCI Driver from Disc
3)Also tried without loading the AHCI Driver.

Any suggestions for fixing this problem?
 

Answer:Vista Installation Hangs on Completing Installation

Nice setup there, especially the choice of the power supply. That's the only brand I buy and recommend, ever.

My suggestion:

Pull out everything that does NOT need to be there to do a basic installation of Vista, meaning make the system as barebones as you can.

Pull out 1 of the optical drives, pull out any and all hard drives that are not absolutely essential for the OS itself. Reset the BIOS to factory defaults, use onboard video if possible (don't know anything about that board but if it has such a thing, use it). I know you said the memory passed the memtest - to me a "pass" on memtest means memtest86 ran for 12 hours, and not a minute less but that's just me - try yanking out 2GB of it and keeping the system as bare as possible. If it's a no go, swap the sticks and try the other 2GB, then try a mix of 'em, who knows. Anything can happen.

Try installing with the hard drive in ATA mode also, if that works you can add the latest ACHI drivers after the fact.

Give that a shot and see what happens. Good luck...
 

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This is my pc specs:Lenovo IdeaCentre K210 Intel Desktop PC - Intel Celeron Dual Core E1200 1.6GHz, 2GB DDR2, 320GB SATA II, DVDRW, Intel GMA3100, Webcam, Veriface, Flash Reader, Vista Home Premium SP1 After the latest windows update on February 12th, 2009. I woke up to my pc error beeping continously at the prompt before windows should boot up. I have only had this lenovo pc for 5 months and it was working perfectly fine before this update. Onekey recovery is not working. I cannot get it to boot from a dvd or cd.  I tried a recovery disc, did not work. I changed the pc to boot from the dvd and that did not work. If I have it boot normally I get the continous error beeping. The fact that I am writing this from my 6 year old HP computer makes me rethink my recent purchase of the Lenovo brand.

Answer:K210 Vista Home Premium not booting after latest Vista Update.

Thanks so much for the replies! Its been over a month now and still no help from the company who made this computer. How wonderful. Hell I've built a new computer from old computer parts and using it to type this. "shakes head".... I would appreciate some type of  reply here in the"official" lenovo forums.        

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

Do I select UEFI only option here?

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

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

Anyone? :-)

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Hi there!

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

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

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

Thanks for Your help!
 

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

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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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I'm using a Fuijtsu Siemens Scaleo P 2540 system.
Due to recent harddrive failure I got a new harddrive on which I installed Windows 7 Ultimate.
The installation was a big struggle, but after a few tries it looked like the OS was running.

But after installing the latest updates, AVG, iTunes and a restart or 4 it doesn't boot anymore.
Sometimes the BIOS doesn't even show the harddisk in the boot menu.
I got the DISK READ ERROR message a few times as well.
I did run chkdsk and it completed succesfully (removed a couple of corrupt indexes, no bad sectors).
Sometimes it does get to the point of showing the Windows logo and the STARTING WINDOWS. It doesn't freeze, but goes on for about 6 minutes and then reboots. Other times it doesn't load the logo and only displays STARTING WINDOWS. And if I try to open the REPAIR function, the operation quits with the message: Unexpected I/O error has occured.

Some of the errors above did occur during the installation progress (during the 1st or 2nd restart).

Mobo: MSI G31M MS-7379 v4.0
CPU: Q6600 2,4 gHz quad
RAM: 2x 2048 Mb 677 mHz ddr2

All the disc drives are SATA.

1) Would it help if I updated the BIOS software? How?
2) Could a new SATA-cable (no visual damage) solve this?
3) I've been struggling with this for a week now. Getting really sick too, but I really want to tackle this.
Is there something else I should look into?

THANK YOU !
 

Answer:Solved: Booting issues fresh installation

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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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Hi,

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

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

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

Thanks

Ewan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanx

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

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

Also if that doesn't work you can try:

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

BMR777

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

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

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

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

Answer:Booting USB installation media on a UEFI system.

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

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

Answer:kali linux not booting to Grub after installation

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

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Hi,
I've just bought new Asus R540LJ with SSD inside.
I'm trying to install Windows 10 but I get blue screen just after it boots I supose.
Nothing happens, just loading and blue screen.
Tried with pendrive usb 3/dvd. Win 8.1 and Win 10.
Is there anything I can do about it or should I send my laptop back where I bought it?

Answer:Windows 10 Blue Screen while booting installation

fryderykst,

Welcome to TenForums!

That is strange...

Doesn't the Asus R540LJ laptop come with Windows 10 already installed and working? Or, let us know if the machine did not come with an installed Operating System.

Is this a brand new SSD drive? Has it been initialized?

If not, and you first want to rule out issues with the SSD, CrystalDiskInfo can help you check the Solid State Drive's health:
CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World

There is also SSD Life, or, check if the manufacturer of the drive has its own utility.

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I&#... Read more

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

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

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I want to install Windows 7 on an HP Pavillion Desktop which happens to have a
Sata Harddisk with an IDE DVDRW.
I set the boot Priority to the DVDRW then the Harddisk and placed the Windows disk on the dvd drive to boot from it.
But it is not booting from the CD as booting still goes to the Harddisk.
My understanding is that SATA takes First Priority.
Well in such a scenario what does one do in order to install Windows?
Please note both drives are detected in the BIOS

Thank you all for your advise
 

Answer:Solved: New Windows Installation Booting Issues

SATA doesn't take priority, I've installed Windows 7 numerous times from PATA/IDE drives with a SATA drive.

Are you sure the DVD drive works? Can it read a DVD properly? Also you mention CD, but Windows 7 comes on a DVD.

Also since this is an HP you can press ESC, F10, or F12 and choose a one time boot device rather than changing BIOS boot order.
 

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Hey guys!

I finally got tired of Vista so I have decided that this be the day that I get windows 7. The computer is backed up and ready. With the small problem of having something to boot it from. I have an iso of Windows 7 Ultimate that I want to install.

I have no dvds available. The largest usb drive I have is 2gb. I do have a 1.5TB external drive with ntfs but it's almost full at the moment so formatting it is not an option. Also I have a jailbroken iPhone 4 which I've read is possible to turn into an usb drive.

And here is my canundrum. I read something about shrinking a drive but I must admit I didn't quite understand it. I have about 200gb spare on my external harddrive, is there any way of making a partition of it to boot from without screwing up the rest of the harddrive?

Also there are a couple of different ways into turning the iPhone into an external harddrive, but I suppose it's a very bad idea to start changing the file systems of a partition in order to make it bootable?

Is there any way of making this happen today? I really just want to make this happen. Any and all help is much, much appreciated!

Edit: I tried using the external harddrive as it is and extract the ISO to the root, but I get the ntldr is missing error, which is really what brought about all this chasing around for a solution.

Edit 2: The computer I have is a Lenovo computer and it comes with this 20gig partition of whatever's on there. Going to try and boot the installation from there... Read more

Answer:Booting installation from external harddrive (iphone?)

Really go out and buy a DVD (or a pack of them) or a USB thumb big enough to hold the OS ISO.

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Hello, - Edge E330- 6 weeks old- stucked for more then 20min- even it was not possible to enter the "disk management" in Win8- so I saved the Win8 OEM Key- start a complete new setup- but this was after 45% stopped and had an error- got the recovery DVD by post from lenovo (after 4 business days? no download possible) - recovery DVD will not accepted (the Lenovo is not booting from these) - download a Win8 RTM ISO - this runs directly and very well (is booting from this and installing it perfectly!) - so the Lenovo hotline tells me, they do not have a Win8 OEM ISO DVD, I must do it with the recovcery DVD- but these will be not accepted by the computer! - tried it with a external USB stick (FAT 32) and an SD card (FAT 32) - the data will be not accepted as a boot capable next plan: A) organize a Win8 ISO CD (not RTM),  but I guess the key will be not be accepted because of OEM,  I am right?B) return the notebook and buy a competitors notebook I appreciate any kind of help! Thanks in advancedrawonmycar   

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

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

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

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

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

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My machine won't boot up unless I disconnect all of the Hard Drives. I still have my two SSD's (RAID 1) that have Windows 7 Professional installed still running fine.

I had one hard drive ST4000NM0023 (4TB) fail (had four of them), and so I replaced two of them with ST10000NM0096 (10TB) drives.

I had software backing up the failed drive, which was my D: (Documents & Program Files) drive. The backup drive F: (D Backup) has now been renamed my D: Drive, and I transferred all of it's files to a new F: backup drive.

I had to copy & paste everything from one folder over to another one of the same name because Windows 7 had automatically installed new folders with the proper icons on them (as per attached image). I had two of "My Pictures", "My Documents", etc.., with one having an icon and one not.

It seems like I had to move my files to the new folders or else my other programs couldn't seem to find the files they needed even though the the folders had the same name, minus the icon.

Copying files from folder to folder was very time consuming, and used all of the systems memory. I would successfully reboot the system after each successful transfer so I could restore the RAM back to 64GB.

I left the largest folder "My Documents" till last. After I successfully transferred the files in this folder over to the new "My Documents" folder with the icon on it, I tried rebooting the system and it would not work. I ... Read more

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