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Used Recovery disc - fine until I need to reboot

Question: Used Recovery disc - fine until I need to reboot

Good day All,

To cut a long story short, I had a virus/s which Bleeping Computers was helping me with when suddenly my computer was wiped.
I used the recovery disc and did a re-install. Everything fine until I restart the machine and I get a message saying that a file is corrupt or missing. The file in question is:-

Windowsroot>system32\ntoskrnl.exe

I have reinstalled three times and get the same problem each time I restart the computer.
As usual, all and any help appreciated.
George.

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Preferred Solution: Used Recovery disc - fine until I need to reboot

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

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

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

Answer: Used Recovery disc - fine until I need to reboot

Hi .I would run a check (manufacturer's diagnostic) of the hard drive, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314477Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/ Louis

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need reboot disc,where do I buy it

Answer:where do i get reboot-recovery disc?

cant use my emachine where can I download a reboot-recovery disc or buy?

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I have just bought a new PC so I could let the kids have the other one in their room. Both PC's are emachines and run XP. I have successfully networked the two with a crossover cable but I thought I'd reboot the old one to clear it from all the stuff I had on it. When I start the PC up with the recovery disk in either the D or E drive it doesn't get recognized and just goes strait to the user page. Any ideas on how I can get round this? I can enter the set up stage by pressing Del but i'm a bit green on this!
 

Answer:Solved: PC will not reboot from recovery disc

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I have a black screen and cant reboot with the recovery disc but I seem to be getting nowhere.

I find it strange I cant ask Toshiba direct about my problem but I have to wait for a kind hearted person to solve my problem or give me a helping hand

Answer:Equium - Black screen and cant reboot with the recovery disc

Hey,

That means you can see nothing on notebook display or only if you try booting with recovery disk?
Can you start Windows or access the BIOS?
You must post a little bit more details, otherwise we can?t help you :(

By the way, Toshiba is not your first contact, you should ask an authorized service provider. They can help you too! :)

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I am a new player here, so excuse me if i make a mess of this. I have a Sony Vaiol laptop and am  running vista.  I haven't used it for a lot other than internet, so data etc.is limited and space is good.my problem started suddenly when i turned on pc and a black screen with the error message,"disk read error, press cntrl+alt+del to continuie."didnt do it! Wouldnt do anyuthing.Finally, I acquired legal sony recovery disks. And when the screen to choose operating system comes up, there is none so it says apply drivers and im lost, I have no familiarity with hard disk drivers so....but did bring up command prompt in recovery and through luck and lil else, i happened on chkdsk and found it to all check out but it does say NTFS not fat 32, but found no problems. Now Im dumb completely!!! Help if you can.

Answer:hard disk`??? wont reboot even with recovery disk yet all disk checks say fine.

Sony Vaiol laptop.Has problems of its own. It is not piratical to give you guidelines on this laptop. There have been many issues about how to repair and maintain it. The recovery discs should have everything you need.Here is a bit of advice, not really my own, try to sell the unit to somebody that thinks they know how to fix it. Then go buy a new or used laptop that will suit hour needs.The cost of ownership of any laptop is higher that many new users expect. Some more than others.This  may sound like a rant to put down Sony. It is not. Sony has made their own bed of nails. Look at this article from last year:Sony Vaio Laptop Recall: Everything You Need To KnowRead the article. You decide.

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Win7 installs fine, then reboots to complete installation but then stops the loading of windows saying there was an unexpected reboot or error and windows installation cannot proceed and to reinstall windows again. This was a clean install of windows and not an upgrade.

I checked the setup error log in Panther and it said there was a [0x060675] error, which i don't know what could cause this.

Setup is

Amd X3 425

Asus M4A77D

WD 320 Gb blue

2 Gb ozc mem

I also have the a setupact log if that will help.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Win7 installs fine, then on first reboot it says there was a unexpected reboot or err

Sounds like the disc is bad to me.
 

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I have successfully created a Start Recovery Disc, but there suppose to be 4 discs total, right??How do I create other 3 discs?? Disk 1Name: Start Recovery Disc.Description: This is a bootable disc that will start the recovery process.Marked as: 1.Quantity: One (1) disc.Disk 2Name: Operating System Recovery Disc.Description: This disc restores the Windows Vista operating system.Marked as: 2.Quantity: One (1) disc.Disk 3Name: Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc.Description: This disc restores the software that was preinstalled on your computer.Marked as: 3.Quantity: One or more discs with this title, depending on computer model.Disk 4Name: Supplemental Recovery Disc.Description: This disc contains additional content, such as updates to the software that was preinstalled on your computer.Marked as: 4.Quantity: Varies by model. Not all computer models require a Supplemental Recovery Disc, so you might not have this disc in your disc package. If your computer model does require a Supplemental Recovery Disc, you might have one or more discs with this title. 

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

Answer:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

Answer:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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I'm using Lenovo G460, running on Windows 7. Recently my computer has been running pretty slowly so I decided to do a system restore with OneKey recovery 7. I selected the default backup option. However, the backup was stuck at 18% and then a popup told me that there was an error. I couldn't start Windows from there on. I need advices desperately I would appreciate any help. Fyi, I had back up discs(3parts) too, which I tried after the disaster happened but when the system does not recognize my back up discs.  What should I do now? Any options other than bringing my laptop to a repair shop?

Answer:Recovery disc not working, default recovery in OneKey Recovery does not work too

Hi helpmeleh,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can we first check if the disc will load,
   Here's how.
      Make sure that the First DVD is in the computer,
       Turn OFF the computer, Turn it Back on and start tapping F12 to pull up the Boot selection Menu.
       Try selecting the CD/DVD and press Enter.
        See if this will let you load the CD and load the recovery.
 
If it will not push either,
 
A recovery CD from Lenovo Support center may help but before going with that option, You might want to have the HDD checked, Because the HDD slow read .write and a Recovery from OKR that gives an error is a symptom of an HDD failure.
 
If the computer still loads the old OS you can download a Lenovo Storage Test
or If the computer cannot currently load an OS you might want to bring the HDD to a local Technician to have it checked.
 
If the HDD is proven Defective then it needs replacement,
If the HDD is still OK then you can call Lenovo technical Team and ask how to obtain Lenovo CD. Fees may apply
 
Regards
Solid Cruver
        





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Dear Forum Members:

I received a DVD+R (RW) disc containing JPGs that I can view on a DVD player connected to a television. However, when I put the same disc into my computer's DVD player/burner, the drive merely spins and I cannot access the disc at all. I use the computer's DVD player/burner to burn data onto DVD+R discs all the time, so I doubt that the drive is incompatible with the DVD+R format. I also have no problems reading files from other DVD+R discs.

I also tried using ISOBuster, but that application does not recognize the disc in the drive either. Instead, ISOBlaster simply stops responding (presumably because it continues trying to read the disc).

I would either (i) like to read the DVD in my computer's DVD player/burner, or (ii) extract data files from the disc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
- CluelessNewbie
 

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Hey

I'm getting a BSOD once a day or every time my computer has been turned off for longer than just a reboot. When the computer reboots after the BSOD it runs just fine with no incidents until the next time its turned off for a bit.

IIRC it started after x version Nvidia driver and I've tried reinstalling Nvidia drivers, installing new versions, clean installs, uninstalling with Display Driver Uninstaller and then reinstalling.

DM log collector file attached as per the BSOD tutorial:
Attachment 101490

Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:BSOD once a day, then fine after reboot

   Warning
Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.
If you have installed any driver with Driver Booster 3, please remove them as it may cause trouble.
An easy way to get remove these drivers is by using a restore point prior the installation.
Daemon tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known cause for BSOD's.
Please remove Daemon Tools and run the SPTD pass through remover.

Uninstall Daemon ToolsDownload the SPTD standalone installer and follow these steps:
Double click the executable to open itClick on the button shown below

If the button is grayed out, like in the image, there is no more SPTD installation on your system, and you can close the window

Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely including PSU, cooling and other used stuff like mouse, keyboard, monitor, case, etc.
The PSU, cooling and other stuff are NOT mentioned in the tool.
In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'. After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.

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HELP - while trying to fix my Maxtor external HD using Drive Rescue my windows XP machine froze up and now I can't reboot.

I can get to the Dell - Optiplex GX260 screen using the f12 key, but that is about it. It usually freezes saying that it has an error loading the system.

What can I do from here?

Thanks
 

Answer:(ttt) Fine Pickle - can't reboot XP

Run the Dell hard drive diagnostics . . the drive may have failed. The diagnostics are on the Resource CD or you can download from Dell support site.
 

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Hey

I'm getting a BSOD once a day or every time my computer has been turned off for longer than just a reboot. When the computer reboots after the BSOD it runs just fine with no incidents until the next time its turned off for a bit.

IIRC it started after x version Nvidia driver and I've tried reinstalling Nvidia drivers, installing new versions, clean installs, uninstalling with Display Driver Uninstaller and then reinstalling.

DM log collector file attached as per the BSOD tutorial:
NICKY-15-09-2016_114050,40.zip

Any help would be much appreciated.

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At start it up it states that windows can?t boot because of error it states to reboot using disc but don?t have disc.
Can anyone help because Toshiba support seems to never heard of Equium L40-10x model!

Answer:Donít have reboot disc for Equium L40-10x. Can I reboot it anyway?

I don't know where do you live but, as far as I know, Equium notebook is made for UK market only.
So if you live in Greece I can imagine people there are unfamiliar with this notebook model.

Anyway, if your notebook was delivered without recovery installation disc you can start recovery installation from HDD.
To see how it works please check this document > http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9102IR0000R01.htm

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After putting the windows XP CD in and rebooting, now whenever the computer is restarted I get the blue screen that says unable to find disc press F3 to exit setup. How do I stop this so computer will reboot normally?
 

Answer:computer tries to reboot with disc, but no disc

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Hi all,

I have been trying to creat recovery discs for my L300 but after a 1-2 mins the programme stops and says "please check if the disc is scratced or dirty, if so, try again with a new disc" error code 0E01B5-26-2A030C00,

I have tried this lots of times with lots of different DVDs over the past few weeks but this keeps happening!

The machine is only a few weeks old and running Vista home premium any advise please as Im stuck.

Thanks for reading.

Answer:Satellite L300 - recovery disc creator error - disc is scratced or dirty

Hi mate

I think you used simply not fully compatible and supported disks.
In my case I couldn?t create the recovery because the CD/DVD drive was not able to handle it.

Fact is that many CD & DVD disks supports different standards and properties and in many cases the CD/DVD drives have many difficulties to handle the different disks.
I think you should simply test some DVD-R disks.

I uses DVD-R and was able create the recovery disk.

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Hello world!

I just got a new laptop with Win7 64 bit home premium and that's all good that this
OS came installed on there and I'm using it, but for my teaching activities I'll need
to get into some Linux OS in a multiboot configuration. So I will want to eventually
need to be able to fix this when the HD fails, well because we know that ALL HDs
will eventually fail, right? So this is a 'remanufactured' ASUS K55A, and the one piece
of paper that came with it says the HD has been reformatted and there is no recovery
partition so I should promptly make up a recovery DVD set, which I did (4 DVDs).

So I used the disk management to shrink the C: down to it's minimum, like 150Gb, due
to what it said was some files that could not be moved. That's probably OK. Then I
deleted the D: and made a new D: of about 350Gb which leaves the unassigned space
all looking to be contiguous (like 188Gb). In looking on there, I see the UEFI partition
of 200Mb, which is cool, and then there are these two mysterious partitions: a 25Gb
recovery partition with no listing of it's filesystem nor any drive letter, hanging out in
the never never land and not in the early (leftmost) part of the disc, and there is this
protected Q: drive that apparently has MS office on it 'in case' I want to buy it. There
is the 'reduced with ads' MS office already working and that is all I would ever want.

1) In reading up I see there is a lot of headache going around with Win 8 and UEFI but
I believe that UEFI is a goo... Read more

Answer:Questions: UEFI, restore partition, Q:, install disc, recovery disc

Hi PJ,

You covered several areas, so I'll start with some suggestions:

1. Since you already burnt (and checked?) the recovery DVD's, that recovery partition is no longer required, so you can remove it. Everything you need to restore the computer back to its factory state will be contained on those 4 x DVD's - store them safely.

2. For the Linux distro's, given that this is a UEFI boot, I would run them in a virtual machine using either free VirtualBox or free VMWarePlayer (my personal preference is for the latter).
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

3. If you never plan on using Office, uninstall it, then remove the Q: partition.

You should also consider a clean OEM install at some point - it gets rid of all the bloatware that the OEM's come with:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Lastly, keep this handy if you choose to clean install under UEFI:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

Regards,
Golden

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Hi, it makes 2 month my computer crashed during Windows 10 update. It's a coincidence but the Hard drive crashed during the update.I bought the set of recovery disc from lenovo website and when i received them i tryed to recover my laptop. TO do this i plugged an external CD-ROM and insert disc 1 inside. But after asking me to insert CD 2, the screen is blocked on  "Current Item : CPPII Initialize Storage Disk(s)"  Recovery process is running , please don't remove your power adapter. I've called the lenovo's support and they decided to send me a new set of discs. Today i've tryed them but it does the same thing. I'm certainly doing wrong thing but what ? I'm not using the original hard drive, i've bought a SSD 240Go instead of the 750 Go SSD+HDD  Thanks for the help

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Can anyone tell me the difference between the Lenovo Rescue & Recovery Start Up Disc and Windows 7 System Repair Disc? One of the very first things I did after receiving my W510 was to create the Lenovo R&R Start Up disc (actually 2 of them in case one doesn't work). Is that the same as the Windows 7 System Repair disc that is recommended to make as well or do they perform separate functions. Thank you for your time. Jim













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Answer:What is Difference between Lenovo Rescue & Recovery Start Up Disc and Windows 7 System Repair Disc?

Lenovo Rescue & Recovery Disc allow you to recover your machine back to Lenovo Default Windows 7 image, in case your Windows is corrupted or something went wrong.Windows 7 System Repair Disc allow you to recover and repair Windows file if something went wrong, you can also do a System Restore when your Windows cannot start up. You can do some advanced configuration with command prompt in Windows 7 System Repair Disc or uses your own Windows Recovery Image files to restore your Windows + files + program, because that will be your custom image files. Best RegardsPeter

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Hi there,

Brand new Toshiba Satellite L500-11V, first thing create the TOSHIBA Recovery Discs, disc 1 no problems but disc 2 never finishes it gets half way through and just stops. Even left it over night and nothing!!!

End up quitting the program and starting again, i now have 4 copies of disc 1??!!

Any ideas people??
(also fully up to date with windows updates)

Many thanks

Leigh

Answer:Satellite L500-11V - Recovery Disc Creator crashes on disc 2

Windows updates are not relevant for all this.

Which empty medias do you use, DVD-/+/R/RW?

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Hi, please can anyone help? We lost the disc, and need to recover Windows on the laptop Sattelite A100-649.

Thanks!
Maggie

Answer:Re: Recovery disc lost - how to recover Sattelite A100-649 without a disc?

Satellite A100 is old notebook model and I think you cannot order it anymore.
What you can try is to install own WXP version. All necessary drivers, tools and utilities you can find on Toshiba download page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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I have a 5 year old Micron Millennia running Windows98 (I know -- sounds pretty pathetic).

In the last week or so the screen will be grayed out (you can see everything, but it's very hard to see) on boot. If you reboot it several times, the screen will eventually come back and be fine.

I tried just not powering it down -- and that works fairly well, except the screen went dim while the computer was up and running, one time. We tried replacing the video card -- got a new GeForce NVidea 6200 (which is compatible with Windows98) and everything was fine -- for a while, then the problem cropped up again.

What to do? The monitor appears to be working okay otherwise. We tried plugging in a different monitor and the problem was just the same.

Thank-you for any help or advice that you can give.
-- Penny
 

Answer:Screen Fade / Fine on Reboot

well the average life use for a crt monitor is 5 years i think it is going bad
 

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Hi all,

as per usual, it is a problem that has seen me look for help and find this forum.

I have installed windows 7 on a laptop that is a few years old (fujitsu amilo v2035pro).
I thought all was fine, i used the xp gfx driver for the video which is a via s3g unichrome igp pro.
It asked for a reboot, which i did and the video came back great at 1280x800.

Trouble is, everytime i reboot the resolution goes back to 640x480 and i cant change it. I have to unistall the device, reboot, reinstall and it is fine again.

Talk about frustrating. When installed the machine works great but why the resetting of the resolution? It makes no sense.

Any help seriously appreciated as i am going insane

Answer:Cant change resolution after reboot, fine before!

I'm not sure why you would install a video driver meant for XP on a Windows 7 system, or even how you managed to do this. Did 7 not install a driver by itself?

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I have a random rebooting problem.

It is a new pc build with the following attached -

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UWC ATX Mid Tower 380W
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+(65W) Windsor 2.0GHz
ECS NFORCE4M-A (V3.0) Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 4X ATX Mobo
WD Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s HardDrive
WINTEC AMPX (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
LITE-ON 18X DVDĪR DVD Burner

I have 2 sticks of ram, and I have tried swapping them out and using different slots.

I have reformatted and started to install windows multiple times. It will always get through the formatting and copying of files. Then windows forces a reboot and once the windows installer starts, the random reboots begin. Sometimes I get to set the date/time and admin password before it starts, other times it starts immediately after the forced reboot. Sometimes it gets in a loop and restarts 3-4 times and finally dies with the monitor not getting any signal.

I would think it was the mobo, power supply, or video card but it is only partially random. It seems really odd to me that it always works fine while formatting (and it takes 30-45 mins) and only starts acting up once the windows installer starts. I have tried both regular and quick format multiple times each.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I am trying to dual boot Vist with XP Pro. Vista installs without any problems. When I get to the welcome screen and start using Vista, everything works as expected, not great, but I get to use the operating system. When I reboot the system, my computer only has the option to boot to XP. There is no option in the boot ini file that recognizes Vista was ever installed. The partition which I installed Vista to has it in there. I have tried formatting the partition about 3 or 4 times and every time I install Vista, I get the same results (Vista works untill I reboot and then I can't boot to it)

Has anyone else experienced this, or any ideas how to fix it?

Thanks, ZMAN
 

Answer:Vista installs fine until reboot

I had a similar problem. I had XP on one hard drive & Vista on another. I was not able to get a boot menu to display. I had to go into my bios & change the hard drive priority setting. I believe you can add info to the XP boot.ini to boot into Vista.

I just did a Google search and found the following utility for Vista. It's called EasyBCD. It may help you.
 

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Hi there seems to be a problem with my drive as i just realized so i posted here. so i have this nero burner disc which works with the laptop but won't be able to read in my dvd-rw drive which is a bit odd. the disc is not scratched nor anything and it didn't work since the first day i bought my dvd drive so any ideas why it's not working or won't work for my dvd drive? btw the disc is a cd-rom.

Answer:My DVD drive can't read 1 disc (all other are fine)

When you made the Nero burn disc did you allow it to finalize?

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Hi, apologies if this question has already been asked and answered i did search but found nothing that helped me. This problem started when i first bought my computer (bought it without an operating system, installed drivers and windows myself)

My CD drive won't read pro evolution soccer 4 or pro evolution soccer 5. It also doesn't read the free game that i got with the computer (cant find it and cant remember what it is, is a driving game though) but the problem is the same with these 3 CD's.

I put the CD in the drive and it whirrs and makes noises, then comes up "blank disc" and gives me a list of options e.g. write to disc, take no action etc. If i restart the computer then windows will not load until the disc is taken out of the CD drive.

It is not a CD problem as both pro evolution 4 and 5 work in my brothers computer. Other games I have (battlefield 2, medal of honour pacific assault, tropico, Sims 2 etc) all work fine and it can read and play DVDs. So i dont think there is a problem with reading a particular type of disc. This problem is bugging me as im just itching to play pro evo 5! Any help or feedback would be appreciated, thanks. My CD drive is called "Maxtor 6L160M0" I run windows XP
 

Answer:HELP!! Reads as blank disc! Other CD's Fine!

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New HD on the way but DVD drive on functioning computer not working. Will I have to download Win7 to disc or flash drive to install on new HD? I do have the product code.

Answer:HD crash, no recovery disc, have product code. Do I have to have disc

Hello docmac7672

Check out the Tutorial below for making USB Install





USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create


Iso http://www.mydigitallife.info/offici...digital-river/

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I am having issues with a home built pc that I have not been able to resolve on my own. BSOD happens on startup almost every time. PC bsod then reboots and operates normally. Any information you can provide regarding what is causing this and steps to resolve is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Bon3fish

Answer:BSOD on startup, operates fine after reboot

Hi Bon3fish,

See if disabling fast startup helps

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

Code:
Event[15829]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Boot
Date: 2016-08-08T16:49:35.623
Event ID: 29
Task: N/A
Level: Error
Opcode: Info
Keyword: N/A
User: S-1-5-18
User Name: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: Donna-PC
Description:
Windows failed fast startup with error status 0xC0000001.

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Computer ran fine in the am. Shut down and restarted in the pm. Boot to windows was no slower than normal. When you click on any executable, program takes forever to load. For example, after clicking Outlook 2007, about 10 minutes later I can actually see my emails. Move the mouse to click and open an email, cursor disappears then reappears about 50 seconds later. Maybe 5-7 minutes later, the email message will open. The same scenario occurs for Task Manager, Windows Explorer, Firefox, etc.

Machine: HP Pavilion dv5000 (laptop), AMD Turion 1.79GHz, RAM 2GB.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (All current updates installed)

In Safe Mode, machine seems to be operating at normal speed. Reboot to normal Windows, it's still ridiculously slow.

From Safe Mode, ran Webroot, Spybot, and Malwarebytes. Only thing found was some cookies.

Earlier today, managed to run a few things from normal Windows.
Using BitDefender 2010; defrag accomplished, registry cleaner, cleaned cookies/temp files and virus scan (none found).

CHKDSK and rebooted. No disk problems found. Currently running WD Disk Utility.

Last program installed (5 days ago): Updated iTunes program

Ran msconfig and turned off any unneeded start-up programs.

Installed the CPU Speed gadget and noticed the CPU going to 100% on several occasions.

No improvements made so far.

Because it worked fine before I rebooted and now its crazy slow, it's got me scratching my head. I thought virus ... Read more

Answer:WIN7. Fine before reboot. Now extremely slow.

First, try this to see if Task Manager can identify the hog:

Quote:




Task Manager:
Also, you can monitor the system for excessive resource consumption. To do this, open up Task Manager by right clicking on the Task Bar.
Then select the Processes tab.
Then select the "Show processes from all users" button (in the lower left)
Then select the View menu item, then select "Select columns"
In the Select columns window, place checkmarks next to I/O Reads and I/O Other.
Click OK to accept the changes.
Resize the Task Manager window so you can see the most of the columns.
Wait for the system to freeze.
Look at all of the columns to see if there's anything that looks excessively high - if so, let us know the Image name of the process.
FWIW - System Idle Process is supposed to have high CPU readings - anything else with high CPU readings is an issue.




If that doesn't work, we can try XPerf (more info here: http://www.carrona.org/xperf.html ).

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Specs:
- PC Chips A15G mother board, BIOS just flashed with the 2008/08/12 update
- 2x Western Digital WD10EADS 1TB hard drives set up as a RAID 1
- Fresh install of Windows XP using the F6 function to install the RAID drivers, updated to Service Pack 3
(I can provide more system information if it will help)

I just upgraded my home-built desktop from a single 80G IDE hard drive to a RAID 1 with dual 1TB SATA drives with a fresh install of XP using the F6 option and installing the required RAID drivers. The system runs great but it would not power down after shutting XP down. After flashing the BIOS with the 2008/08/12 update, things get weirder.

The machine still doesn't power down when I shut down XP, but will shut down if I hold the power button for 3 seconds or so. However, if I press the Reset button on the front of the case the machine shuts down instantly, but does not reboot. When I select "Restart" from the shut down menu, the machine shuts down instead of rebooting. Even further, if I go into the BIOS menu then exit, the machine shuts down instead of rebooting.

The XP install is new this weekend so if I need to do something major it isn't a big deal. Is there some sort of BIOS setting that I have wrong or is something corrupt? The machine ran completely normally with the 80G IDE drive.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Jimal
 

Answer:Computer works fine, but will not reboot when requested

This appears to be a RAID issue, try disabling RAID and pulling one of your hard drives see if that changes anything.
 

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I am having issues with a home built pc that I have not been able to resolve on my own. BSOD happens on startup almost every time. PC bsod then reboots and operates normally. Any information you can provide regarding what is causing this and steps to resolve is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Bon3fish

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I am working on an XP Prof desktop and when I turn it on it goes to the login and a little further and then single beeps and starts the boot again. I can boot in safe mode fine. I stopped the auto reboot in boot failure and got the error and blue screen "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" on the next bootup. I have run scans and cleaned up some adware with malware bytes...What should I look for now? Thanks
 

Answer:Continuous reboot in XP but safe mode does fine

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I am working on an XP Prof desktop and when I turn it on it goes to the login and a little further and then single beeps and starts the boot again. I can boot in safe mode fine. I stopped the auto reboot in boot failure and got the error and blue screen "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" on the next bootup. I have run scans and cleaned up some adware with malware bytes...What should I look for now? Thanks

Answer:Continuous reboot in XP but safe mode does fine

That would typically indicate a hardware issue. If there are multiple sticks of RAM present, try only one at a time. You may also want to try a different video card if possible, or test the current video card in another system.

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I wonder if someone in the forum can help me with an intermittent problem I'm experiencing with my Windows 7 / Linux Mint machine. This is been going on for approximately 4 to 6 weeks I can't relate it to the installation of any updates from Microsoft, or any new software installations, because there haven't been any new programs added. I have most of the MS Hotfixes but most of the ones pertaining to Win 10 I have removed or blocked with GRC "Never 10"


The problem starts with the monitor flickering momentarily, it then goes to a black screen with the message "no signal found." Initially I thought this was coming from the operating system but in fact that message is being generated by the ViewSonic monitor. Without doing anything else,letting the machine continue to run, I plug in a spare monitor into one of the two available graphic ports I get the same result, a black screen. If I reboot the machine of course I get a message saying that Windows wasn't shut down properly, which makes sense because I can't see the screen. Plugging in the spare monitor eliminates the monitor being the problem and the DVI cable since it's a different cable.

Inside the box, all seven of the cooling fans are clean and operating. I've taken out the Nvidia 8800 GTS graphics card, cleaned out the PCI slot that it occupies as well as the power input cable from the power supply. Initially I thought I had solved the problem but yesterday without warning, the monitor flic... Read more

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Hello,

I recently purchased a new Alienware Laptop with Windows 10 installed. I'm having issues where on start-up, programs such as File Explorer, Internet Explorer etc. are taking 5-10 mins to load, whilst Apps such as Windows Edge load straight away. If I also try to open say my C Drive on File Explorer once it loads, I just get the Blue Loading Disc for another 5-10 mins until that loads.

But if I restart my laptop, everything then seems to run fine after that (but obviously I don't want to have to keep doing that as a permanent solution). I'll run a Virus Scan and make sure there's nothing bad on there but has anybody seen anything like this before and can offer some assistance?

Answer:Windows 10 Explorer Problems at Start Up But Fine on Reboot

I've seen that happen but it was some time ago, back in the days when computers started becoming faster processing but the HDDs were not keeping up in access speed, about when the 80486 was giving way to the Pentium-class processors. The initial bootup was faster than the HDD could deliver data but the reboot happened fast enough the HDD hadn't fully shut down, was still spinning. All that to say your situation may be a problem developing with the HDD.

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Hello,

I recently purchased a new Alienware Laptop with Windows 10 installed. I'm having issues where on start-up, programs such as File Explorer, Internet Explorer etc. are taking 5-10 mins to load, whilst Apps such as Windows Edge load straight away. If I also try to open say my C Drive on File Explorer once it loads, I just get the Blue Loading Disc for another 5-10 mins until that loads.

But if I restart my laptop, everything then seems to run fine after that (but obviously I don't want to have to keep doing that as a permanent solution). I'll run a Virus Scan and make sure there's nothing bad on there but has anybody seen anything like this before and can offer some assistance?

Answer:Windows 10 Explorer Problems at Start Up But Fine on Reboot

I've seen that happen but it was some time ago, back in the days when computers started becoming faster processing but the HDDs were not keeping up in access speed, about when the 80486 was giving way to the Pentium-class processors. The initial bootup was faster than the HDD could deliver data but the reboot happened fast enough the HDD hadn't fully shut down, was still spinning. All that to say your situation may be a problem developing with the HDD.

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Anytime I do a reboot the system hangs with a black screen right before the Windows XP splash screen. No blinking curser on the screen and no hard drive activity but all of the other lights on the computer are on. I can turn the computer off and back on and it boots up fine. It doesn't even hesitate at the point where it hangs during a reboot.

I recently had to visit the Am I infected? What do I do? forum to get rid of a google redirect problem but this was happening before that. It is just starting to irritate me because I went through the process of updating everything and I can't just do a reboot during the updates anymore.

I downloaded the hard drive diagnostics check from western digital and the drive checks out fine. I'm not familiar with any of the utilities mentioned in the pinned posts so I'm afraid to run them without help and specific directions.

Operating system is Windows XP Professional (64-bit) Service Pack 2.

Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Jo Ann

Answer:Hangs on reboot but boots fine if turned off and back on

System manufacturer and model?

Black screen on boot (no cursor) - Microsoft Answers - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-hardware/black-screen-on-boot-no-cursor/892d155a-aadb-4e54-8e59-edf98b0ed020

Louis

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8131 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 920 GB (644 GB Free); D: 9 GB (1 GB Free); J: 931 GB (694 GB Free); K: 931 GB (828 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2AF7
Antivirus: Norton Security, Enabled and Updated

My system:
HP Envy 700-215xt
64 Bit operating system
2 year old desktop tower
I run Norton Security and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Home (Premium) and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium for the last year

My issue:
About 3 week ago my computer started to run slow when webpages load(I typically leave my computer on 24/7) so I rebooted and it started to run just fine. Then about 24-36 hours later I noticed it running slow again when loading webpages. By running slow I mean, the mouse would freeze up as I would try to move it while the page was loading, once the page loads the mouse moves around freely. I do not notice the mouse freeze while loading large computer programs such as full version of Photoshop or Power Director. It only seams to happen when loading webpages. This holds true no matter if I use Chrome, Firefox or Edge. So it has consistently started running slow after being on for 24 to 48 hours. It seems to get worse the longer it is on, but always runs fine after a reboot. It also seems that the webpages load faster af... Read more

Answer:Computer is slow after on for a long time, fine after reboot

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Hello, the puter is my
DELL laptop Latitude D600, W2K SP4,
Intel Pentium M 1,4 GHz

It used to be my work laptop, but I saved it from beeing discarded. I no longer have access to the company network, but the company domain has still stayed as the login domain.

My problem is that once or twice a day the computer freezes so that everything lags very much. Mouse becomes erradic and moves for a second then freezes for a second, moves and so on. You can move it carefully and it will respond after the freeze to the movements You made during the freeze time. Difficult and frustrating. Same with keyboard. It will be fine after a reboot but even getting the reboot is frustrating because either by mouse or by CTRL-ALT-DEL the restart is a pain to achieve because of poor response.

I dont know what is hogging the system resources. I cannot find anything in the task manager information and I have no know security issues or threats.

I use AVIRA and ZoneAlarm free versions and I have CCleaner 1.36.430 running /auto with startup


Deckard's System Scanner v20070905.67
Run by meurmma on 2007-09-22 08:02:37
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis (run as meurmma.exe) ---------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:03:16, on 22.9.2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.21... Read more

Answer:No known infections, puter freezes for every other second daily, fine after reboot

BUMPing my post

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My sisters packard bell notebook model (easynote) E-3242 running windows XP. After installing SP2, XP wont load, even in safe mode. I already used cd-bootable Knoppix to copy all documents i needed to rescue. At this point a complete Re-install would be great, but alas, no install disk came with this notebook, And my sister lost the recovery discs she made.(if she ever made them) I do NOT have any XP disc available.
How can I begin a re-install or similiar from the Hardisk with no Discs?
 

Answer:How can I reload XP from the hardrive with no recovery disc or XP disc?

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Answer:disc gear disc recovery fluid

I have used this a few times but am having trouble recovering my win 2000 disc to reinstall, does this abrase the surface to remove scratches or fill the gaps like polish, I'd really like to re-install it!!!

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For the first week or two using windaow 7 on my new computer, a little balloon regularly poped up saying do you want to make a recovery disc, if so you will need 3 dvd's, anyway, i want to do this now but the balloon doesnt ask me anymore, so I did as follows,

ēIn Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click Backup and Restore
ēIn the left pane, click Create a system recovery disk
ēInsert a blank CD in the DVD, and then click Create Disk

But this only took 1 dvd, not three like it originaly told me, have I done the right think, or is there another way I can create one using the 3 dvd's?
 

Answer:is a recovery disc and repair disc the same thing?

It sounds like you made a "System Repair Disk." This will let you make some repairs for which you would normally use an installation DVD--for example, repairing the boot manager as I did yesterday. Also, if you "create a system image" and some day find your hard drive is trashed you can boot to the System Repair Disk and re-image the hard drive from your saved system image. Personally I use Macrium Reflect Free for this, as I don't quite trust that Microsoft got this right their first try.

You can use the Recovery partition to "recover" your system to the way it was when you first turned it on. That is, as long as the special boot manager is not damaged and the hard drive is not inoperable. So, it's best to make your one legal set of Recovery disks--the 3 DVDs required for Windows 7. You may think that you will do the system image mentioned above and not need this, but it's cheap insurance to make the DVDs. If and when you decide to sell, gift or donate the computer it would be good to 'Recover" it to factory defaults and hand the new owner the Recovery disks.

This feature--to create the 3 DVD Recovery set--will probably be "hidden" in some of the stuff your laptop manufacturer installed, and probably not found through Control Panel.

You may have some sketchy paper documentation with this info, or can find it on the manufacturer's web site, or if you tell us the brand somebody may have the answer.
 

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In S10-3, the One Key Rescue allows user to make a Recovery disc, in the Back up your computer it allows user to make a System repair disc. What is the difference between these two discs? In case the One Key Rescue fails, can I boot the Recovery disc and reinstall the os?  

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HELLO FRIENDS , i am facing issue regarding not able to boot from recovery disc provided HP dealer while purchasing .Since i had formated my PC  now i am trying to recover it through disc but actually disc no 5 is coming out of drive .Even i had made new Copy of that disc from nero software .Please help me to recover my licence OS and from where i will get my Original OS back now since i do not have Original cd provided by dealer but it was genuine before formating .Also provide me th ebest possible solutions if it was not dobne from since i m new in this .

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Hello I'm wanting to  complete a factory restore (reinstall operating systems, app's and personal doc's) to clean & freshen-up my desktop computer.  With that in mind, I went to create a set of recovery disks (with original factory software) and was told I've made a set of disc's in the past.  The system only lets you make one copy.  The only disc's I can locate are labled "reapair" ... are these the same as "recovery"  ??? Any constructive feedback would be appreciated. Blessings XTC

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I'm running Windows XP and am having issue with Outlook 2003.

I open Outlook when I boot up my computer and it works fine. I'm using it for Contacts and Calendar mainly, no to send emails. I minimize it to the taskbar and then go about my business opening new programs, etc.

After about 10 minutes, if I try to toggle back to Outlook and open it up, it gives me a blank white screen. Nothing I do will revive it. After I CTRL ALT DELETE to close Outlook and then try to reopen Outlook...it doesn't open. I have to actually restart the computer for it to work again.

Here's some background that might shed more light on a potential problem:

I'm 2-Way syncing Outlook with Google Calendar. I also have MobilMe and am syncing Outlook with MobileMe. I'm not sure if this could be causing a problem with Outlook.

I've even removed and re-installed the entire Microsoft Office 2003 Suite hoping that would fix the issue, but it hasn't.

One interesting thing is that when I re-installed Outlook, it automatically found my .pst file (which I don't store on the C drive...I moved it to my D drive). I usually have to remove the .pst file from where it normally resides by default and then Outlook will ask me where is the file and then I tell it. I'm curious how it remembered my .pst file was on my D drive if it was a clean install?

Thanks in advance if you can help me.

-RB
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 works fine then won't respond, have to reboot for it to work(Win XP)

Do you have Office 2003 SP3 and all the post office updates installed?
 

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Sorry in advance for my poor level in english because im french ...

My p200-1de has a strange problem :

Every day when i start a new session, it work fine (booting until the desktop) and i start to work.
After 5-10 min, windows vista (ultimate) freeze and i need to stop/reboot many time to finally success and boot until the desktop.
Sometime i need to boot in safe mode without network and wait on desktop for 5 min

It seems like some part or piece of the notebook need to be hot to work fine (something twisted maybe)

I cleaned with dry air the fans windows without improvements. I bought new memories from toshiba in france and the problem is still there. The hard disks are ok (scanned and tested)

The warranty is ended last january so ...

Does someone have any idea?

thanks

Answer:Satellite P200 freezes after 5-10 min and need multiple reboot to work fine

Try installing the latest Windows Updates.
If not I'd suggest you do a CLEAN install. If your laptop came with a DVD disc labelled "Windows Anytime Upgrade", then use that and download the drivers from the Toshiba Website. If it asks you for a product key, there should be one underneath your laptop.

If not, then use the recovery discs that came with your laptop.

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Since I upgraded to Windows 10 Home from Windows 7, I've noticed that from a cold boot - e.g. PC has been turned off for several hours, the Ethernet network icon has the red X through it and I dont get any internet/network access.

It reports that the cable is unplugged. It definitely is plugged in, it goes straight into a Netgear Powerline homeplug.

If I then reboot, it connects straight away no problem at all.

I havent installed the motherboards LAN drivers, but thought it might be something else before I tried that?

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I deployed Vista Business over the weekend to test the migration strategy for our standard desktop (XP, Kaspersky, Office, AutoCAD, FileMaker) to Windows 7. I deployed Vista on an ASUS P4VM800 mother board with 1 200GB WD IDE drive, 1 500 GB WD SATA drive, 1GB RAM, Intel P4 2.0 Ghz CPU, 10/100, Netgear Wifi card, USB Mouse and Keyboard. It worked fine. VERY SLOW but fine. I performed all updates and activated automatic updates. I installed Kaspersky and when it rebooted - it crashed. It has never recovered.

I tried Last known Good and it hung. The hard drive would flash sometimes as if it is trying to do something and it would run the drive as if the drive was damaged. It would spin up, slow down and spin up again. There is a clicking sound each time it slows down. The keyboard locks up and it loads the WIFI driver as my USB dongle flashes as if it is on the network. Mouse works also. This continued for 5 minutes before I cold booted the machine.

I tried rebooting in Safe Mode and CRCDISK is the last thing it loads then it repeats the same symptoms stated above. I inserted the Vista DVD and it comes up with a blank screen with the Vista Background. The mouse and keyboard work but there is nothing presented on the screen before it starts acting up again.

What is this? Why is it happening? I would think Vista updates would be stabilized by now to prevent this. If this was not a LAB and happening in my workplace - there would be hell to pay. Please tell me Microsoft h... Read more

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Since I upgraded to Windows 10 Home from Windows 7, I've noticed that from a cold boot - e.g. PC has been turned off for several hours, the Ethernet network icon has the red X through it and I dont get any internet/network access.

It reports that the cable is unplugged. It definitely is plugged in, it goes straight into a Netgear Powerline homeplug.

If I then reboot, it connects straight away no problem at all.

I havent installed the motherboards LAN drivers, but thought it might be something else before I tried that?

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Hello! and thanks for taking your time to read this sos and for trying to reply.

I have a 3 ghz computer running on 120gb hdd etc. serial hdd. When I try starting up the computer, I get to windows xp screen, and then the computer restarts. I tried starting up with a os on a disk (one of those cd's that have their own os, and I got the same thing. Next I tried the process of eleminitation, took everything out and tried again. Nothing there. I tried restarting without the hdd, and everything works fine, Having that, I understood that my problem is with my hdd. However when I put it in my other computer as a slave, I was able to view all the files. I tried a chkdsk /r and it comes up clean. sooo in short, starting up with the hdd, computer reboots, as a slave, works just fine.

If you can think of any solution, and wouldn't mind to share with me, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks again for taking your time and for trying to solve the problem with me.
 

Answer:hard drive restarts when trying to reboot But works just fine as a slave

Have you tried safe mode?
 

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Hey guys, I already searched but the search kept crashing. I found one closed thread on this subject using google search but it didn't contain any information on how to solve the problem. Anyway...

After the computer has been on for a while, the internet just stops working. The problem is the same in both firefox and ie. Browser will try to search for one split second and then stops and says done with a blank page. When I reboot the problem is fine. Instant messaging programs, if connected, will still function after the internet goes out.

The problem is NOT my wireless or network card, and i am still connected to the network and everything is fine. resetting the router doesn't help, nor does flipping off the wireless switch and flipping it back on.

nothing helps except restarting the computer. I really don't want to reformat over this. Any ideas? Thanks!

-Joshua

Answer:Internet stops working until reboot but connection is fine - searched

Btw, I have a toshiba satellite m115-s3094 with XP media center sp2. The restore disk will ONLY re-image the hard drive. It won't even let me reinstall the OS without reformatting. Uber uncool...

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i have new lenovo b480 with window 8, I use this notebook for 2 days running normally, but when I try to partition an error occurs : Recovery  Your PC needs to be repaired The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contain errors. File :\windows\system32\winload.efiError Code : 0xc0000225 You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. if you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer. but i don't have recovery disc. help me please 

Answer:How to Recovery If dont have disc recovery disc

You can use the One Key Recovery Feature on your notebook to set it back to factory settings.1. Turn off your computer2. Press the novo/okr button which can be found near the power button and should look like an inverted arrow3. Choose One Key Recovery, then choose Restore from initial back up4. Wait for the recovery to finish and set up your computer again for initial use.Once you get your notebook back and running, you can create your own recovery disc by clicking the Lenovo One Key Recovery software on your desktop and choose create recovery disc.

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Hi, I bought an older Asus motherboard from colleague that already had the cpu and ram installed, I purchased a WD 320 ide hardrive and built the computer with some other spare parts. Like I said the hardware is older(sorry I don't remember exactly what the amd socket is or more on the MB as it has no OS on it currently) but I wanted to see how vista did on it, It installed fine and worked pretty well but it was still rather slow. So i put the xp cd in and booted from that, it loaded up and proceeds to format and set up the files, it then restarts and right after the press any key to boot from cd it gives me a disc read error and tells me to press ctrl alt dlt to restart. Try it again and still the same thing, reinstalled vista and it worked fine and installed properly, put the hard drive in another computer to format it from there and again tried to install xp on it and I get the same results I got before. I would really like to get Xp on here instead of vista but am at a loss on how to proceed. I installed Xp on a different computer with the same disc and it worked fine. Does anyone have any idea what is going on?

Answer:XP disc read error after install(Vista installs fine)

still having the issue

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

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

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

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

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Hello friends... I am new member here and this is my first post. I am a newbie in pc stuff but I am in bad condition that's why I need your help in any kind. .. it will be well appreciated...
Here it goes
One day my 2tb wd caviar green got corrupted (maybe) and on boot it states that hard disk encountered problem still boots but only black screen.. I got that replaced not and got refurbished HDD but I can't install Windows in that I yelled at WD(now I feel sorry) they got me another HDD and I got same problem.... Now I put HDD in other pc and its working fine and I installed Windows 7 from there.. . Booting fine in that but when I put back in my new rig stuck in reboot loop... Cannot boot into the windows
I tried Windows repair option didn't worked...
I tried advanced options and cmd bootrec command
Rebuild bcd
didn't worked either.. I tried he'll lot of methods for hours after searching forums and websites... .. Still same.
I need urgent help.. . What could be the problem.? In my 6 year old pc hdd working fine I tried in new... m dead
My pc Configuration
Intel i7 4770k processor
2tb caviar green hdd
16gb ddr3 ram
Intel dh87mc motherboard
Gainward Nvidia gtx 660 gpu
Iball marathon 500w peak psu
I am posting this via mobile m missing my pc alot all my works pending
Thanks
Hope to get a fix soon from all experienced helpful members here

Answer:Windows 7 stuck in reboot loop and hard drive working fine in other pc

Help someone please

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My system:Windows 10 ProHP Envy 700-215xtProcessor Intel Core i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHzRam 8 GB64 Bit operating system2 year old desktop towerI run Norton Security and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Home (Premium) and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium for the last year My issue:About 2 week ago my computer started to run slow when webpages load(I typically leave my computer on 24/7) so I rebooted and it started to run just fine.  Then about 24-36 hours later I noticed it running slow again when loading webpages.  By running slow I mean, the mouse would freeze up as I would try to move it while the page was loading, once the page loads the mouse moves around freely.  I do not notice the mouse freeze while loading large computer programs such as full version of Photoshop or Power Director.  It only seams to happen when loading webpages.  This holds true no matter if I use Chrome, Firefox or Edge.  So it has consistently started running slow after being on for 24 to 48 hours.  It seems to get worse the longer it is on, but always runs fine after a reboot.  It also seems that the webpages load faster after a reboot compare to before the reboot when my mouse freezes  What I have tried:Ran anti-virus scans with Norton, Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware Free version and no viruses were foundUpdated mouse driversMove my wireless mouse dongle to another usb port and replaced batteries in mouseTask manager shows my memory running at 50% to 65%.&... Read more

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I was getting a lot of BSOD so I used my recovery cd and started over. After all windows updates were installed after the computer has been off for a long time, on boot I get the windows\system32\config\system is misisng or corrupt and i can use my windows cd to do repair.... If I power off and power up again right away, same message. If I just let it sit there for a minute then turn it off and back on, boom works perfectly. Occasionally I will get ain IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL but rarely once windows shows the desktop.

SO I thought maybe this was a hard drive issue and I got a new hard drive and cloned the old one. Same thing with the new one... I assume this could be software so I just took the issue from one drive to the other.... But I'm wondering if this is some other kind of hardware issue, and where should I start?

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My system:Windows 10 ProHP Envy 700-215xtProcessor Intel Core i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHzRam 8 GB64 Bit operating system2 year old desktop towerI run Norton Security and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Home (Premium) and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium for the last year My issue:About 2 week ago my computer started to run slow when webpages load(I typically leave my computer on 24/7) so I rebooted and it started to run just fine.  Then about 24-36 hours later I noticed it running slow again when loading webpages.  By running slow I mean, the mouse would freeze up as I would try to move it while the page was loading, once the page loads the mouse moves around freely.  I do not notice the mouse freeze while loading large computer programs such as full version of Photoshop or Power Director.  It only seams to happen when loading webpages.  This holds true no matter if I use Chrome, Firefox or Edge.  So it has consistently started running slow after being on for 24 to 48 hours.  It seems to get worse the longer it is on, but always runs fine after a reboot.  It also seems that the webpages load faster after a reboot compare to before the reboot when my mouse freezes  What I have tried:Ran anti-virus scans with Norton, Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware Free version and no viruses were foundUpdated mouse driversMove my wireless mouse dongle to another usb port and replaced batteries in mouseTask manager shows my memory running at 50% to 65%.&... Read more

Answer:Computer runs slow after on for a long time, fine after reboot (repeat)

Have you checked your connection speeds ? ?...i use speedtest.net.

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hi every one !! m facing a series problem in G560 laptopshaving preloaded win 7 home premuim 1.)after creating the recovery dvd's using one key recovery software.the automatic recovery system that is one key recovery stops working. it leads to normal boot up of system even after pressing the "one key recovery button" and the hidden partion (O or E). become visible in my computer. 2.) one key recovery button does not works. do lenovo have any solution for this.?? because its a software error if some one want o fix this from service centre they charge upto Rs.2000  

Answer:one key recovery stops working after creating recovery disc in G560 models(india)

Hi Pradeep, i am also facing same kind of problem. In my case when first time i have started creating recovery CD, that time i just stopped in between because that time i don't have enough no of CD. After that i saw that hidden partition 'O' getting visible. Now, the problem is after pressing the recovery button when i am trying to burn the Cad's its showing me error like, "the image not found in the default path". I don't know what to do. I had bought it in Feb.. Now i am trying to create the Recovery CD. Please help out anybody..

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Hello - please bear in mind that I am not technically proficient, but in fairness i don't think one should be.  As the Lenovo doesn't come with a back-up or recovery disc, I obviously need to make up my own.  I thought that the OneKey recovery system would lead me through it (it says it's "easy-to-use"), but right away I'm confused:  what's the difference between "System Backup" and "System Recovery"?  I keep reading the blurb and I've read the "Help" file, but I'm not getting any closer to understanding  The System Backup seems to require 98.9 GB space, which obviously the hidden drive doesn't have.  I'd need a stack of DVD-Rs for this (I was kind of hoping two or three) or a whole new removable drive  -- does this seem right?  But, again, what am I looking for, a System Backup or a System Recovery?  On my old Acer, it used to lead you through this step by step and it was incredibly simple.  Now, it seems the only simple thing is me.  Any patient help would be much appreciated.  Thanking in advance, Adam K.

Answer:completely lost - Creating a recovery disc for IdeaPad Z580 (and OneKey Recovery)

They are similar. One difference is that if the disk is defective you cant use OKR anymore. Thus you can't do any restoration yourself. You will have to send in your unit to Lenovo to have the disk replaced and your system restored to factory default. You don't need a stack of DVD-Rs to save your backup ... System backup files can be saved in an external Hdd drive plus the creation of a Repair DVD disk for startup and restoration purposes.

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Greetings everyone! Problem 1I have a new Y480 (Windows 7 - 64 bit). When using OneKey Recovery and choosing to attempt burning 'recovery discs with existing backup image', then the defaults are chosen on the next screen (Source: Default Path; Image Path: D:\Lenovo\OneKey App\OneKey Recovery\backup.wsi), an error of: "The image file is not valid. Please select a valid image file" appears. The 'Select Another Image' option under the 'source' cryptically proves no help. Problem 2Also, It was stated in the documentation that system backups could be made to discs. NOT! Apparently the only option is a hard drive. It does not allow the disc drive to be a destination. BTW... the D: partition is too small to accept a system backup! Who planned that out? So... anyone out there able to help me make 'recovery discs with existing backup image'? Thanks!

Answer:Y480: OneKey Recovery: Cannot 'Create Recovery disc with existing backup image'

Scolex wrote:Greetings everyone! Problem 1I have a new Y480 (Windows 7 - 64 bit). When using OneKey Recovery and choosing to attempt burning 'recovery discs with existing backup image', then the defaults are chosen on the next screen (Source: Default Path; Image Path: D:\Lenovo\OneKey App\OneKey Recovery\backup.wsi), an error of: "The image file is not valid. Please select a valid image file" appears. The 'Select Another Image' option under the 'source' cryptically proves no help. Problem 2Also, It was stated in the documentation that system backups could be made to discs. NOT! Apparently the only option is a hard drive. It does not allow the disc drive to be a destination. BTW... the D: partition is too small to accept a system backup! Who planned that out? So... anyone out there able to help me make 'recovery discs with existing backup image'? Thanks!Hmm since the laptop is new,i would restore to factory settings, that may be best . Double click the OKR icon on your desktop and click on ''System Recovery'' a notice will pop up ''Do you want reboot your computer,into the system recovery environment'' click yes and then follow instructions. Please note ''?nitial state''stands for factory settings,so choose that when the option appears. Now AS SOON AS  the system is recovered,BEFORE doing anything else, please check to see,if your current problems  still exist Let us know how it goes.&nb... Read more

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Not able to do full recovery on u310... I have created "Factory Default Recovery Disc" previously and have 3 DVDs.  No matter what I tried I'm getting this Notice on trying to recovery from factory DVDs. "The program cannot restore the system partition because its structure is incorrect.  You may have to recreate the partition to continue." When I click "OK" it goes back to the "Welcome to Lenovo OneKey Recovery" screen.  I'm not able to get past this error.

Answer:u310 not able to recover using OneKey Recovery - "Factory Default Recovery Disc"

Adding... The NOVO key recovery does not work.

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Hi Folks,

I finally got round to buying a USB DVD drive in order to create recovery discs for my NB200-10Z. I got the following:

* Samsung SE-S084C, External USB 2.0 Slimline 8X DVD Writer, Black

I have twice tried to create a recovery disc and am now left with two trashed DVDs. The error codes in the error window are:

Error Code: 0E01B5-26-2A040803
Error code: 02016F-3C-00000000

The first time the burning was stopped, the second time the verify failed.

Can anyone shed light on this?

Answer:NB200-10Z: Can't make recovery disk using TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator

Hey mate,

Which disks you are using for creating a recovery disk?
I had a similar issue that it wasn?t possible to create the recovery medium so I bought blank DVD?s from another manufacture (Verbatim DVD-R) and this worked!!!

It seems that DVD-R mediums working good instead DVD+R?
It?s worth a try!!

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Hi,

I have a Satellite U400 (few years old), and I never created the recovery DVD.
Now I want to do it, but for some reasons, when I launch Toshiba recovery disc creator, nothing happens...
The partition with the recovery files is there, as well as the folder HDDRecovery. I did add some files to this partition, could this be the problem ?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Satellite U400 Impossible to create recovery DVD with Recovery disc creator

>I did add some files to this partition, could this be the problem ?
No. if you didn?t change partitions structure this should not be the problem.

Question is: does Toshiba recovery disc creator start or not? If you cannot star this tool it has nothing to do with recovery files.
Can you find this file - C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator\TRORDCLauncher.exe ?

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I have a K430 and before I use it it (as with any machine I have bought) I wanted to make my recovery disc(s). Throughout this website there are guides to do this with version 7, but this desktop has version 4.0 of OKR I can save an image of my system partition but need the ability to install on to a clean hard drive in case of hard drive failure.  I have checked the Kb and forums and been through the Windows 8 programs but nothing points me the right way. This is compounded by the fact that none of my drive imaging tools like the Seagate drive that was shipped in this machine (Ghost4Linux, CloneZilla, Acronis Easy Migrate)  Where is my option to create said media? 













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:How to create Factory Default Recovery Disc with OneKey Recovery 4.0

Just to close this one. I spoke to customer support on the phone as this post remained unanswered, There are no recovery disc to buy or create for this machine, so should the hard drive fail you would need to source your own discs. This machine will now be returned, a lost sale for the sake of a DVD. Must say the guy I spoke to on the phone was really helpful and courteous, sadly held back by company policy.  

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I just purchased a brand new laptop and have realised that it didn't come with a recovery disc or a recovery partition on the hard drive.

Just wondering if my hard disc crashes how am i supposed to reinstall windows?
The laptop i bought is a Toshiba satellite L500 and is only a few weeks old.

If anyone could help on the subject would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Satellite L500 - No recovery disc or recovery partition - How to reinstall?

Hi

Normally if I buy a new notebook or other product I read the user manual firstly. So I would recommend that you should the same before you ask different questions.

The point is that you have to create a Toshiba recovery disk yourself. Therefore start the recovery disk creator that is preinstalled on your notebook and follow the screen instructions. I recommend a high quality DVD-R medium to create this disk.

Furthermore you can reinstall Windows using the HDD recovery option. On the second partition you can find this folder that contains an image of factory settings and you can start this feature if you go in advanced boot menu and select ?repair my computer?. This is not a special partition, only a folder where the image is stored.

HDD recovery procedure is the same as Toshiba recovery disk. You get back factory settings too but the recovery disk wipes the whole HDD. The HDD recovery only the first partition.

By the way: Normally you did get this message:
+Important INFORMATION+

+your system is equipped with hard disk recovery system. if you need to repair+
+your computer by restoring it to original factory state, you can do it directly+
+from harddisk (press F8 when you boot your computer, choose "Repair your computer"+
+and follow the menue instructions) or create a bootable Recovery Disc Medium for this purpose.+

+Toshiba recommends you to create Recovery Disc Medium using the "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator" to ensure+
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Hello all,  This is my son's computer.  Hard drive crashed.  I bought a new hard drive and now I need recovery discs.  HP doesn't have them available.   Ordered them from an website and they are in the wind....PayPal investigating.  Help!  

Answer:Recovery disc for HP 2000-369WM Notebook PC Recovery Disk Se...

Hi: According to your notebook's support and driver page, you should have been able to order a recovery disk set online directly from HP... http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/hp-2000-300-notebook-pc-series/5145724/model/5171088/software...

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Hello,

Hoping to avoid a full reinstall of Windows XP, I'd like to try some repair procedures. The problem is, when I launch my "Vaio PCV-RS430G" recovery disc it goes straight to Sony's proprietary recovery interface which provides ONLY the preset option to wipe my 'c' drive and reinstall Windows. According to some MS articles I've read, an XP recovery disc should allow me to access the Windows Recovery Console (by typing "R" at the welcome screen). Can anyone suggest how I can bypass the Sony recovery and get to the Windows Recovery Console?

BTW, I have a "Spotmau PowerSuite 2008" CD. Just mentioning this in case it might be of some use here. Any help would be VERY MUCH appreciated
 

Answer:Unmountable Volume - Can't Launch XP Recovery Console Through Recovery Disc

Recovery discs that come with your pc usually only offer the option to reset to factory conditions
 

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I have a Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN and while partitioning I lost somehow have lost the automatic recovery faciltiy that used to recover the whole system from the recovery files stored in a hidden drive.

Now I have copied the contents of the recovery drive using linux but am not able to create a bootable recovery disc with that so that I can recover to the original factory settings as I having a problem with many drivers if I install the same OS separately.

So is there any way that I can create a bootable recovery media for my system from that contents of the recovery drive, just copying in a pendrive or DVD isnt serving the purpose.

Answer:How to creat bootable recovery disc with the contents of recovery drive

Hi and welcome to TSF you should have made recovery disc when you first got your machine there should be software on it to allow you to make the discs all the manuals drivers etc should be here Support for VPCEH25EN : E Series : VAIO? Laptop & Computer : Sony India

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Hi, I own a T60 laptop with Windows XP professional.I bought the Product Recovery CDs separately, around 1 year ago.Now my HDD has completely died, I cannot restore the orginal configuration.So, I got a new HDD, and tried using the product recovery CDs, but realized that I do not have a bootable CD which can ask me to load these product recovery CDs. It seems that Lenovo forgot to ship me this bootable disc - which I have found in forums is called - "Rescue and Recovery CD". How can I get these rescue and recovery CD? Has anybody gone through this?Do I need to buy these CDs again?   I got the following product recovery cds:Main FRU P/N: 43T8618XP-P SP2 Disc 1 of 6: CD P/N 43T8619Disc 2 of 6: CD P/N 43T8620Disc 3 of 6: CD P/N 43T8621Disc 4 of 6: CD P/N 43T8622Disc 5 of 6: CD P/N 43T8623Disc 6 of 6: CD P/N 43T7840  Please help.Peter.     

Answer:Did not receive bootable disc (rescue and recovery CD) along with product recovery CDs.

Anybody - please help.

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Hi, Three days of struggling to clean an infected Thinkpad so I am ready for drastic action. Wife's  T60 2007-43U rendered useless by ramnit virus. Long story, but reformat seems like only solution. Have T60 2008-SAA with as-built installation, and expect I can make  Product Recovery discs for that machine. Also have T60P 2007-8JU working fine, but with no recovery partition or great Thinkpad utilities,Sonic or WinDVD as reformat by previous owner deleted them. All three computers have XP Pro with SP-3. Questions:1. Can self-made Product Recovery Disc from one Thinkpad be used to reinstall factory load on these others?2. If so, should doing that completely clean the disk of existing virus and leave it in "new" condition?3. Understand 6 CD's make up the factory set of Recovery Discs. The  as built load is about 10GB! Is there a list somewhere of what all is included in the Recovery?  Before I start making these discs, should I expect a total of 6, more, or fewer? Thanks!         

Answer:Use Product Recovery Disc on different Thinkpad for virus recovery?

1) Yes
 
2) You should wipe the drive with DBAN or something along those lines first.
 
3) The set will have a total of 7 or 8 disks altogether...Rescue & Recovery + 6 CDs + possibly supplemental CD
 
Good luck.

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I just got a T42    2373-JTU  from ebay. The 40Gb hard disc was completely wiped clean. I'm trying to restore the WinXp to factory settings from a set of discs I bought years ago. This is the first tiime I have used them as they were purchased then as a backup for a  2374-4WU.  The recovery starts out just fine but fails when it tries to read the file     CMAPBUS.002   on disc 2 of 7.  It appears the outfit I bought the recovery set from  (Recovery Software Inc, Atlanta, GA) has gone out of business.  Can anyone help me get this file?   I don't need the whole CD 2, just the one file as I can probably burn another disc on a different computer.  Thank you very much.

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Dear experts, Please help me on this as I have been seaching for a solution for about 4 hours now... Somehow my recovery partition is damaged, so I use the recovery disc which I created when I bought the computer.  I used the disc to start the computer, and after loading files and everything, in the Recovery Manager menu the "System Recovery" is greyed out.  Note that I haven't changed any hardware on the computer. Please help! Thank you!

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Hello,I have a y580 with both hdd and ssd from factory. When the laptop was new I created the factory recovery disks. I recently used the "clean" command in diskpart on both the hdd and the ssd and then inserted my factory recovery disks. The disks load fine. The recovery install competes without error. Once complete it gives option to reboot or shutdown. Once computer is restarted i have an error about missing the "winload.exe" file.Shouldn't the factory recovery disk install everything needed? Or does one key recovery not fully install everything? Is this a partitioning issue?Any help is appreciated.Thank you!!

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I am running windows 7 on my laptop. I has windows vista before the upgrade. I had recovery discs for windows vista created from the recovery manager. I tried to make discs for windows 7. I would like to know why it won't let me make a disc for windows 7 because if I had trouble and needed to put in the recovery discs I wouldn't want to use the ones i had for windows vista. what should i do? here are screenshots to show what happens when i try to create the discs for windows 7.

Answer:Problem w/ creating recovery disc in Recovery Manager

HP PC Recovery Disc Creator, is for your HP Vista only, not for UpGrade of Win 7.

Try this:

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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Hi all I'm new here, so I hope this is the right sub-forum for this question. I'm trying to create a Recovery disc for my laptop (Asus Zenbook), and as it doesn't have a CDROM, I'm following the instructions here 95 - Make a bootable Windows Recovery USB Flash drive from a Windows 7 system - RMPrepUSB to create the recovery disc on a USB pen drive. The problem I have is that when I look in the C:\Recovery folder, it looks empty to me. And yes, I have run the command prompt as Administrator. I can't proceed without this step in the process. Can anyone help? thanks

Answer:Empty C:\Recovery folder when trying to create Recovery Disc

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


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


Before you start make your Recovery disk.
Disable Boot Booster in BIOS setup before you perform system recovery from USB flash disk, external optical drive or hidden partition.

1. Press <F9> during bootup.
Ensure to press <F9> only once during bootup.
2. Select the language you use and click to continue.
3. Repeat the step 1—2 in the previous section.
4. Connect a USB storage device to your Eee PC and click Backup in the Recovery System dialog box to start the recovery files backup.
The size of the connected USB storage device should be larger than 16GB.
Memory cards are not supported for this function.
A dialog box appears as a reminder if you have not connected the USB storage device for system recovery backup to your Eee PC.
5. Select a desired USB storage device if more than one USB storage device is connected to your Eee PC and click Continue.
6. All the data on the selected USB storage device will be cleared. Click Continue to start the backup or click Back to backup your important data.
You will lose all your data on the selected USB storage device. Ensure to back up your important data beforehand
7. The system backup starts and click OK when done.

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Hi all

I had this in the wrong section earlier and got no help, so trying again here. I'm trying to create a Recovery disc on a USB pen drive for my laptop (Asus Zenbook), as it doesn't have a CDROM. I'm following the instructions here to create the recovery disc on a USB pen drive. The problem I have is that when I look in the C:\Recovery folder, it looks empty to me. And yes, I have run the command prompt as Administrator. I can't proceed without this step in the process.

Can anyone help?
thanks

Answer:Why is my C:\Recovery folder empty? (trying to create Recovery Disc)

That partitcion is hidden. Use backup from controll panel or try mini tool partitcian wizard home edition.

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Approx 6 months ago my system crashed due to a virus. I took it into a repair store where they were able to wipe
the virus but I lost much of my XP and HP software. They advised to contact HP for recovery discs for XP and HP.
I have spent 2 months with HP trying to get the system restore discs. After speaking with 7-8 customer service reps
(and buying the recovery discs for professional xp, not the Home Edition I have) I have been told by HP that
they stop sending the original discs with the purchase of the computer and that they did not start partitioning the
recovery until 7-8 months after my computer purchase. HP says they no longer have any XP recovery disc in inventory
and they recommended I check local computer stores for a generic recovery disc. I have not been able to able to
find any at the local computer software stores or computer repair stores. I do have use of some XP software.
such as windows tour and tourtatorial, control panel with some applications still in them, word pad and a few
other programs.
My system is a HP pavilion a1350y. and I have the key code for my XP.
-Any ideas?
-Any ideas where I could find a generic XP recovery disc?
-I have found a few Windows XP Home Addition install disc, but they are over $160. would just reinstalling a new
XP disc work?
-Could I buy windows 7 and just replace windows xp? (since they are nearly the same price. HP service said that
would not work, but i don't understand why?)
-any other options?
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Answer:No XP disc, recovery disc or partitions

A casual search of the Web for such...reveals various vendors.One is at http://www.restoredisks.com/findrestoredisk.aspx, stated price of $26.99 for your system.Louis

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I've been battling a severe virus infection for a month and I've had it. I just want to reformat and be done with it. The problem is I can't boot from Disc, and the screen that used to show up with the "press a certain button to enter setup" thing stopped showing up around the same time the virus infection began. The other PC is a Dell, and tutorials for getting into your BIOS have failed me due to not having a screen to enter setup,a nd the ke seuences they give to hit...they dont tell you when or on what screen to press/hold them. I've tried on every screen I get and nothing. My screens are CHoose your O.S, then the XP loading screen.

Answer:Can't reboot from disc

Microsoft offers a download for install setup boot floppies. Different versions for WXP HE and PRO. The download installs on six floppies. Possibly your install CD will pickup from the install setup boot and complete the WXP installation.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

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My pc wont boot up. All I get showing on the screen is F2 or F12 initially followed by message saying "insert boot disc and press key". I have no boot disc and did not make recovery sector on pc. Do I need to buy a Boot disc to reinstall the system? ...any suggestions please

Answer:how can I reboot my pc, i have no disc?

BIOS directly relates to hardware - Windows effectively runs on it:http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/...To get into it you most likely tap F2 while starting. It should tell you on the screen as it starts - it usually refers to Setup rather than BIOS. If you can't get there let us know the make and model number of your computer so we can check whether F2 is the right key. It would be a good idea to provide that info anyway.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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I receive a notification to update a BIOS, I accept it and the tablet download a updtaet. Now every time I turn on the tablet, it go to a screen with the title HP bios update, the text of the screen say: **************************************The system bios is being recovered. The recovery will take several minutes to completeDo not shut down your computer during the processWriting new BIOS image block xxx/2048Progress from 0 to 100%***************************************  after that, the screen change to  ***************************************The system bios is being recovered. The recovery will take several minutes to completeDo not shut down your computer during the process Verifying new bios imageblock xxx/2048progress from 0 to 100%***************************************  and chage to  ****************************************System BIOS recovery is completeUpon restart. the screen may be black for a few minutes and varius led lights may flash. Pleasedo not attempt to interrupt or power down during this timecontinue startup15**************************************** them the tablet reboot and start again. 

Answer:HP bios update recovery, reboot and recovery again

Hi,       Since you mentioned that the tablet is going to  a screen with the title HP bios update.The system bios is being recovered. Please provide me the product number and serial number of unit so i can check for solution. If it is a android tablet you try performing the steps below. With the tablet powered off, press and hold the volume up (+) button and power button at the same time for about five seconds. ... When the Android system recovery menu displays, use the volume down (-) button to highlight Wipe data/factory reset.   ******Clicking the Thumbs-Up button is a way to say -Thanks!.********Click Accept as Solution on a Reply that solves your issue to help others** I am an HP Employee

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I just opened a brand new T470s, running Windows 10 1709 x64 Pro. I noticed after Windows did some updates that the laptop was stuck on the Lenovo logo with the message "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter". I waited about 15 minutes, but there was no change.  I pressed Enter, but this did nothing.  I then powered the laptop off and then back on, and it displayed this message but then quickly moved past it to the rotating dots, configured Windows updates, and then successfully booted into Windows.I've done some testing, and what I've discovered is that the machine does not reboot successfully.  If some software wants me to reboot or I tell Windows to reboot, I get the behavior where it sticks on the boot screen with the Lenovo logo and that message about pressing Enter to interrupt the normal boot process.  If I shut down Windows and power it back on (or I power it off on that boot message screen and power it back on), it starts normally. I tried updating the UEFI and also Windows, but this hasn't solved the issue. Any suggestions or assistance is welcome!

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I have accidently deleted the recovery media from my (D) recovery disc/partition. How can I retrieve it and how much does it cost.  Has.

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Hi, I want to try new Windows 7 on my T61 (7659-A55). so i tried to make product recovery discs, but it gives me error that process is failed. (Cannot go back to the factory setting right now...) My CD/DVD RW works fine and i even tried to use differen version of Rescue and Recovery.. How can I get the recovery discs?? 

Answer:Can't burn recovery disc.. using Rescue and Recovery

Hi, I've heard that RnR can allow user to make only one copy of factoty preload recovery disks. If you have made one, this function is no more available. But you can make  backups for the current status of your computer. Use RnR and choose to make backups, then choose to store the backup to CD/DVD. It will prompt you to burn a bootable CD/DVD, then a data DVD. To make sure, I suggest you should use the burned CD/DVD to recover your system to see it works before you try installing Win 7 for it may delete your hidden recovery partition for good. Good luck, NormMessage Edited by normyy on 06-01-2009 06:58 PM

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My daughter managed to wreck Vista on her laptop. Trouble now is, that she can't find her recovery disk, and formatted the whole c: drive. Is there any way she can get the Os from somewhere, as she still has her serial number..good job it's stuck to the bottom of the lappy.

Answer:Re: lost recovery disc and recovery partition

As I see, you have no more options as :

1 Order [Recovery disk|https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx] from Toshiba for money and wait for 2 weeks
2 Get Windows copy to install. All Toshiba drivers/utilities you can download from [Toshiba Driver Page|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp]
If you need assistance in driver installation order, can help you

The product key she has belongs to original recovery image you got with your notebook and it is not some ?universal key? that you can use with every OS installation.

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my recovery drive got corrupted. i need recovery new disc.can anybody guide me.

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Does anyone know how to create an ISO from a recovery partition? I'm looking to create a bootable flash drive to install XP on my ASUS 1005HA. (I have Windows 7 starter, but I don't want to pay the 80 bones to upgrade to the full version.) I also have an ASUS 1000HA with XP--and the corresponding recovery partition--that I'd like to use to put XP on the new netbook. Unfortunately, I don't have a USB optical drive (I'm cheap--sue me) and so I need to use the bootable flash drive.

Long story short, I know how to make the bootable flash, but I need an XP recovery ISO to load onto it to allow me to install the OS. Anybody know how I can make one from the recovery partitions?
 

Answer:Creating Recovery Disc ISO from Recovery Partition

Using a recovery image from one PC to install on another PC with different hardware is not going to work.

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I have a Toshiba Tecra A11 and had a problem with the OS so one of my friends offered to fix it for me, when he said fix it he meant try and install completely the wrong Windows 7 but in the mean time destroy the partition removing all built in Windows 7 pro installation.

So now I need a specific boot CD or file for a USB. Does anyone know where I can get one or download one without having to pay Toshiba 35 quid for a new one?

Thanks
Tom

Answer:Need recovery disc or recovery image for my Tecra A11

Recovery file cannot be downloaded. Toshiba offer it as recovery disc only. Downloading some iso file will not help you much because you will not be able to start recovery image installation.

Either you will find someone who has identical Tecra and use his disc or you must order one on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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