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Help using Windows repair installation when booting from XP CD

Question: Help using Windows repair installation when booting from XP CD

Frozen black screen on startup

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

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

"UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME"

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

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

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

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

I now realise that it was supposed to happen, however now if I try to boot the computer normally, or in safe mode, it will load the Windows logo with the green bar and then after that, it will stay on the black screen with a mouse.
If I repeat the repair installation, when the computer restarts it will follow the same steps as above and reach the black screen and I cannot get back to that blue windows setup screen which would've been the next part of the repair install.

What should I do now?

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Preferred Solution: Help using Windows repair installation when booting from XP CD

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.)

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http://www.toptrickstips.com/2011/07/trick-to-repair-windows-xp-without.html

This is the link i found the repair at.

Help from the moderators needed.
 

Answer:Windows XP repair: will this repair my entire installation?

to do a repair install
set the bios to boot from cd first
pop in the disk
reboot
choose install
ignore the first repair option [R] and continue with install
when windows finds the previous installation
then do the repair
 

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Hi;

I need to do a repair of Windows but I do not have the original Windows installation cd. I lost it in a fire a years ago..Is there a workaround for this?

Help

Answer:Perform a Windows repair installation without the original Windows installation cd

Not without having a Windows installation cd.

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All that has changed since this started happening was I got a 7970. Doesn't seem like that would be the problem but it is literally the only thing that has changed. I have since done 4 clean windows installs. The first 3 with Last7 V5.2, the last (and current) with regular windows 7 Ultimate.

Randomely I will turn my computer on after being gone a while and when I come back it is in startup repair. it fails to repair anything every time, I shutdown and reboot and the computer boots fine.

I have run checkdisk and smart (and various other utilities, ssd life etc) on my SSD and my other hard drives and all seem to pass with flying colors.

I have 4 hard drives, the Crucial M4 SSD, 2 750gb 2.5" 7200rpm in raid 1, and a 1tb 2.5" 7200rpm. (all 3 are western digital).

I thought when it first happened the problem may have been my velociraptors since they were getting older (I had 4 of them in raid 10) so I pulled them out since I wasn't really using them anyway and replaced them with the 2 750gb raid 1.

I am at a loss for what could be causing this.
 

Answer:Windows 7 keeps booting to startup repair

Have you run Memtest? Tried downloading a different ISO of Windows 7 and burning it at a slower speed? Different power supply?
 

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my windows 7 program will not boot up its ask to put in repair disk is there any other way to fix it myself? how much will it cost

Answer:do I need repair disk to fix windows 7 not booting up how much will it

  
Quote: Originally Posted by chobrien


my windows 7 program will not boot up its ask to put in repair disk is there any other way to fix it myself? how much will it cost


Did you special things that broke your machine?

What happens exactly if you try to boot?

Power on your machine and tap F8 every half second. What happens?

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I searched the threads for an existing post and I couldn't find one that matched my problem. Sorry if a solution has already been posted somewhere.

I have a new Acer 1410 w/ 4GB of DDR2 memory and a 1.6 CULV processor. It came with Vista Home Premium installed, but I downloaded Windows 7 Ultimate from my technet subscription. Because I don't have an optical drive I had to install from a USB stick. I did this without any problems at all.

Windows 7 has been booting fine and running great for about a week now. I haven't recenly loaded any new software or drivers. Yesterday I shut down my laptop normally; when I tried to reboot an hour later I was shown the "loading files" screen and was then taken to the Windows Startup Repair option. Windows spent an hour trying to repair whatever was wrong with my startup and I was finally given an error message that it couldn't make any repairs.

I tried going to the DOS prompt and fixing the boot manager and boot file; interestingly all this did was suddenly give me the option to boot Windows 7 or Windows Vista (!!!). I still get the Windows Startup Repair when I try booting Windows 7. If I try to boot Vista (I was curious) it takes me all the way to the login screen but then tells me I have files missing if I try to login, which is fine - I wasn't trying to set up a dual boot anyways.

Here's the part that's really got me stumped: If I try booting my laptop into install (using the bootable USB stick I created to se... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 stopped booting; Can't repair.

UPDATE: I may have some new information. I've booted to the install menu and picked "Repair your computer". From there I went to the command prompt and typed "sfc /scannow".

I received this message:

"There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again."

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Using my Windows 7 rescue disc, I had to go into my BIOS to tell my notebook to boot from the CD. I could see it was booting from the CD and it asked me to Choose My Language and so I clicked on Next.
Nothing has happened since.
What do I need to do now?
 

Answer:Booting From Windows 7 Repair Disc

Maybe this video will help
 

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Hi,
Do Windows 7 repair disks work on Windows 8 (or 10) for that matter?
I've tried using a 7 repair disk on 8 and it hasn't worked.
I'm downloading Ultimate Recovery disk and Hirens, has anyone tried these?
 

Answer:Repair disk for non booting Windows 8.

No, a Windows 7 repair disc will not work on a Windows 8 computer, and vice versa.  However, a Windows 8 repair disc will work on a Windows 8 computer.  And yes, you can boot Hiren's and UBCD (if that is what you mean) as long as you switch to CSM mode if it's a UEFI computer.

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hi
i have windows vista it was working fine yesterday. my brother downloaded a game called Rome Total war he said that he installed it and it was asking to reboot computer. so he did and now i cant boot my comp! i tried to set default BIOS. it didnt work. i tried checking the cables. it didnt work. i checked my fans all working fine and no overheating. nothing works. now i tried to repair my windows because i read that it could be bad boot sector so i boot from my windows DVD and since i get that blue screen it stucks on there. i dont know what to do now anyone please help. because i bought my comp last week and i didnt use it propertly yet because i get only problems.
THX!
EDIT!: i got my repair screen after 20 minutes of waiting.???
maybe my ram is dead? but it shows my 2Gb of ram on startup.
BTW my processor is Intel pentium dual core E5200 2,5Ghz and 2Gb of ram
ATI radeon HD 4350 512 Mb

Answer:Windows vista restarts in mid booting/cannot repair

Ok close thread! I got it working by repairing startup
thx anyway :d

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I have a missing NTLDR problem. I know the steps to fix this.
But when i boot windows disc. It gives me the option of pressing F2.... That does nothing because i need another disc. So i let it load the files normally. And it guides me directly to 3 hard drives. (My harddrives) Here is the problem. I don?t know what to do. I don?t know if i?m doing it wrong, if i went too far away. Or if i?m too early

Answer:Problem booting windows disc for repair

Boot off of the CD and get to the Recovery Console. By pressing R (follow the steps in the link provided)

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So I've been fighting with this issue for almost a week now, I'm at wits end. Back story, I was working on some music production stuff, which is the only thing I use this PC for, when a ~1 second power outage (off for a sec then back on) happened. When my computer came back on from the outage it was at the shutting down screen then turned off. After the storm passed I went to turn it back on and instead of going to the windows 10 logo and booting up it just goes to a black screen with a flashing white underscore in the upper left corner.

Here is what I have tried so far:
Is it a failed SSD? No, I was able to use a SATA>USB cable to read/write all files on this drive. I was able to copy all files off to a backup folder. Drive looks like everything is fine with it.
Has my RAM failed? No, I pulled all RAM sticks and tested one at a time to ensure it would not boot up with either one. I checked in BIOS to ensure that it was reading the proper speeds and total memory of the sticks, which it was. I also checked some older RAM I still have that I know was working properly when I pulled it out to see if maybe it was an issue with all sticks, still no dice and no boot up.
Create Win 10 Boot Media on flash drive and run a repair? This is where it gets odd, after all of this I suspected maybe its a master boot record issue, so I would need to boot from a USB with win10 install media on it. However, my PC will not boot from a USB drive! I have tried three different flash ... Read more

Answer:Cant repair / clean install windows by booting via USB

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Hello,
I have a Toshiba,  I upgraded to windows about a month ago.
I am now getting the Automatic repair loop.  I let the laptop battery drain.  I get to the Gui interface Toshiba setup utility window.  From here I can change the boot order.  I changed it to USB first, and  I have tried to boot
from USB.  I get to the windows set up menu, but after a few seconds the Automatic repair loop kicks in AGAIN.  I can not complete the install. How do I turn off Automatic repair loop so I can finish install?

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I am stuck in a odd situation with my laptop. It's now gotten to the point where I just want to do a repair of Windows and hope that fixes things, but whenever I boot into my Windows XP CD, it says that it can't find any hard drives on my laptop. I can still boot into safe mode and access my files, so my hard drive is obviously there.

Is there a way to initiate a windows repair WITHOUT booting into the CD? Or, can anyone think of why my CD can't find my hard drive?
 

Answer:Initiate Windows Repair without booting to disc?

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recently after a series of crashes my computer will no longer boot, the system repair tools have been unable to fix whatever the issue is and cannot seem to restore the to any previous point, im at my wits end and my searches for a solution lead me here and the recover tool farbar which i am not clear on how to use beyond scanning these were the results i got , i have no idea what i am doing at this point and any help would be greatly apriciated    Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 11-06-2013Ran by SYSTEM on 11-06-2013 08:47:15Running from H:\Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 9Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> FRST is updated to run from normal or Safe mode to produce a full FRST.txt log and an extra Addition.txt log.==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================HKLM-x32\...\Run: [amd_dc_opt] C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\Dual-Core Optimizer\amd_dc_opt.exe [77824 2008-07-22] (AMD)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe" [958576 2013-04-04] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [HDAudDeck] C:\Program Files (x86)\VIA\VIAudioi\VDeck\VDeck.exe -r [5036144 2012-02-22] (VIA)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [OCDLMgr]  [x]HKLM-x32\...\Run: [WTClient] WTClient.exe [32768 2009-10-30] (Tablet Driver)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -at... Read more

Answer:computer is non booting, windows 7 repair tools failing

disregard i now have a timeline and will just have to reformat the entire thing and start over

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Created it with no problems, apparently at least. My BIOS is set to boot from CD drive...so why won't my machine boot from the system repair disk? There were no errors when disk was created. My machine just boots to windows.

Anyone else experience this with Win 7 Professional?

Any tips?

Answer:System Repair Disk not booting into repair options

You can also access the Repair console by booting into the Installer, or using f8 at bootup if you have the 100mb boot/repair partition installed along with Win7.

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Hi!

I had a big problem with my PC and now when I boot it, it says I/O error. So I decided to re-install Windows. I tried the repair option, but I get a message that states that my previous Windows installation has recovered from a serious problem and cannot be repaired. I absolutely have to format my HD before I can install Windows again.

Now, my problem is I don't want to loose some important data files I got on my PC. I tried to go in MS-DOS mode and make a "dir" of my files to copy them on a floppy disk, but the dir command won't even work. I don't know how to access my files. Is there another way to access the files there is on my HD so I can copy the important ones on a floppy not to loose them?

ty for your help
 

Answer:Cannot repair Windows XP installation

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if i reinstall windows 7 on the same partition and i choose upgrade instead of custom,
will it install the windows completly but keep my files and programs like XP repair installaion does?

is it possible?

Answer:windows 7 repair installation

Welcome,

This is the way to do a repir install
Repair Install

An upgrade install, should not affect any of your files.

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I have decided to make a separate topic from my main question asked in http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/541509/hdd-problems/ because no one in the thread suggested for me to do a repair installation. This thread is primarily concerned with some concerns I have regarding a repair install and is separate from my "main" thread.
 
My sfc /scannow scan in the elevated command prompt never makes it past 71% verification stage, so I though that a more thorough repair of system files was in order. I followed the instructions provided here: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html but was concerned when they said to "extract the Windows 7 SP1 ISO file to a folder on a partition or HDD other than the current Windows 7 partition". Does this mean I cannot run it from the C:/ drive?
 
I hastily extracted the repair install into a USB. It went fine until the first restart, where it tried to boot up from the USB. I fixed this by changing to boot order to boot from the hard drives first. However the system setup was unable to access the files, presumably because the USB driver was not running. It this a reasonable cause, or am I just making newbish guesses? I don't have a CD large enough to burn the Media Refresh to.
 
I strongly appreciate all the help I got from my first thread and hope that I haven't broken the "don't ask the same question twice" rule. I am posting this question separately because it is mostly a different iss... Read more

Answer:Windows repair installation

you have to make the flash drive bootable by making a primary partition on it and making it active, then write a boot sector to it.
 
see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/habibh/archive/2011/09/14/how-to-create-a-bootable-usb-flash-drive-to-install-windows-8-developer-preview.aspx

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Is it possible to repair or reinstall windows 8 pro while keeping the desktop app using the windows 8 installation disk and if so could someone post or give link to a site that explain how to do it.

Answer:Repair windows 8 installation

This should get you through the process:

Repair Install Windows 8

Good luc.

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This is my girlfriends Dell inspiron laptop which had so much malware / malicious programs etc. installed that it would barely function.I've had to uninstall / delete a lot of unwanted programs and also Malwarebytes/ MSE / Superantispyware quarantined a lot of files too. Somewhere during the process I may have uninstalled needed system files. #1 I'm getting the error message attached. Isn't there an option to boot to a partition on the hard drive that will repair this Windows 7 OS? Which key do I press during boot to access this?I tried F8 button during boot which gave me a 'Start-up Repair' option but that didn't help.

Answer:Repair Windows 7 installation?

The hidden partition would wipe everything and tale it back to Day 1 status...you sure this is what you want ? ?If not then locate a Win7 DVD and run a Repair Install which will save all apps and data.

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Following my earlier thread...application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000006) click ok to terninate the application....should I perform a windows repair from the cd? as at the moment I cannot run any Anti-Virus programme.

Answer:Repair windows installation??

Which application failed to load?

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If I choose the "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R" option with my Windows re-installation CD, will that wipe out ALL of the data on my hard drive?

What exactly does this option do?

Thanks
 

Answer:Repair a Windows XP installation

No it wont wipe out your data such as files or folders, pictures, music and whatever else you have built up but it will wipe out any changes you have made to your OS. You will forfeit all MS Updates.

It basicly restores your Windows install to the original state.

When you see the following message displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is displayed.
Do not select this option.

On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement. Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press the R key to repair Windows XP. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.
 

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This is my girlfriends Dell inspiron laptop which had so much malware / malicious programs etc. installed that it would barely function.I've had to uninstall / delete a lot of unwanted programs and also Malwarebytes/ MSE / Superantispyware quarantined a lot of files too. Somewhere during the process I may have uninstalled needed system files. #1 I'm getting the error message attached. Isn't there an option to boot to a partition on the hard drive that will repair this Windows 7 OS? Which key do I press during boot to access this?I tried F8 button during boot which gave me a 'Start-up Repair' option but that didn't help.

Answer:Repair Windows 7 installation?

The hidden partition would wipe everything and tale it back to Day 1 status...you sure this is what you want ? ?If not then locate a Win7 DVD and run a Repair Install which will save all apps and data.

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Hi, I got an error when I restarted my computer last night saying that the windows/system32/config was missing or corrupt and to use my recovery cd to repair the installation. I tried messing around with the recovery cd as much as I could to get it to allow me to repair it, but it would only let me reinstall it. I am running windows xp pro. So I reinstalled windows xp pro, and now I have a blank version of windows with all my files and everything still on the drive, but many of the programs will not run because the registry is empty except for the standard windows files and crap. Is there a way to fix my other installation of windows, or is there a way to add all the registry entries to this installation so that I can run all my programs and put them back in my start menu....etc....? Kind of looking for some ideas. Post if you can help.

I had to reinstall windows in a windows2 folder so it wouldn't overwrite everything.

Thanks, Derek
 

Answer:Can't repair an installation of windows... :(

If you can, boot into a DOS screen and run the command chkdsk /r /p. This worked for me when I had the same problem
 

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First off, I would like to thank in advance anyone who can possibly help me.COMP:AMD Athlon XP 2700+ Special (Thoroughbred core)1.5 GB DDR333nVidia Geforce 4 4600 Ti111 GB Western Digital JB (Main Drive)72 GB Western Digital40 GB Western DigitalSoyo KT400 Via MotherboardC-Media (On-Board) Sound500 Watt PSTDK 42x24x42DVD-ROMI had a corrupt installation of Windows up and running, brought back form the dead. I could and couldn't do certain things, (WMP was dead, could play HL2, etc...)So I tried to repair the installation, failed while finalizing stating that the productcatalog could not be install and that tabsrv would not work.Then I did an install of a second Windows, under C:\Windows2, which was installed with the wrong disk. (It wasn't my day...) So now my OEM Pro CD-Key is not recognized by that installation.After which I installed XP on a different HDD, the 72 GB one, which works fine, and was able to look at the C: drive. Basically how it stands now is that there are two installations, one being a repair, stuck halfway. AND, it gets better..., it seems that in my quite frustrated state I entered my same username as before, which now shows that my Desktop, My Documents, etc... all of my stuff is gone. It says access to the folder is not allowed. The properties show that the folder contains no files. However there was no change regarding amount of space used on the drive. So in essence, I think, the files are still there, although they are not being recognized.ANY TIPS, HI... Read more

Answer:Windows XP Pro Repair Installation Gone Bad...

I apologize fo the duel post, I had an error the first time and it never loaded. Yeah, my computer skills are 1337 right now.  

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First off, I would like to thank in advance anyone who can possibly help me.COMP:AMD Athlon XP 2700+ Special (Thoroughbred core)1.5 GB DDR333nVidia Geforce 4 4600 Ti111 GB Western Digital JB (Main Drive)72 GB Western Digital40 GB Western DigitalSoyo KT400 Via MotherboardC-Media (On-Board) Sound500 Watt PSTDK 42x24x42DVD-ROMI had a corrupt installation of Windows up and running, brought back form the dead. I could and couldn't do certain things, (WMP was dead, could play HL2, etc...)So I tried to repair the installation, failed while finalizing stating that the productcatalog could not be install and that tabsrv would not work.Then I did an install of a second Windows, under C:\Windows2, which was installed with the wrong disk. (It wasn't my day...) So now my OEM Pro CD-Key is not recognized by that installation.After which I installed XP on a different HDD, the 72 GB one, which works fine, and was able to look at the C: drive. Basically how it stands now is that there are two installations, one being a repair, stuck halfway. AND, it gets better..., it seems that in my quite frustrated state I entered my same username as before, which now shows that my Desktop, My Documents, etc... all of my stuff is gone. It says access to the folder is not allowed. The properties show that the folder contains no files. However there was no change regarding amount of space used on the drive. So in essence, I think, the files are still there, although they are not being recognized.ANY TIPS, HI... Read more

Answer:Windows XP PRO Repair Installation Gone Bad...

Try this first and if you can take ownership move your data on the C: drive to a safe place so that you can do a clean re-install.How are the drive(s) partitioned?HOW TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF A FILE OR FOLDER IN WINDOWS XP

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My Windows XP installation is broke. After a few seconds of displaying the page with a bar containing the moving dots it reboots in an endless cycles.

I am going to try a restore using the instructions I found at:
http://icrontic.com/article/repair_windows_xp
There is a point in these instructions where it branches depending on whether the processor has Intelís XD. Since I cannot start Windows XP I do not have a way for Windows XP to tell me if my processor has this. All I have is the Recovery Console. Is there a way I can determine if my processor has Intel's XD bit using only Recovery Console, or any of the Linux Live OS disks?

I have a RAID disk pair that mirror each other. These show up as two different disks in the Recovery Console. Should the above repair procedure be done on both of them?

The DISKPART command shows that, although these two disks have always been in a RAID configuration, one of them has more free space than the other. C: has 103236MB free and D: has 109119 MB free. Is this a sign that the disk mirroring is out of sync? If so what should be done about it?

D Drive was not working for awhile. I could see the error message when Windows XP booted. The trouble with booting began when BIOS would not start due to an "CMOS/GPNV Checksum Bad" error. I replaced the CMOS battery. D Drive started working again but Windows XP didn't, the endles reboot cycle described above began.

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On my desktop i get the black screen of death with the moving cursor.I can't do anything like log in open task manager.
I can't even do refresh when i try that i get drive locked.Not only that i can't even boot into safe mode i tried holding shift and F8. I even reinstalled the boot files from the cmd and that didn't do anything.I don't want my data to get deleted like ,my games,movies, my 3d models iv'e made.Since I really wanted to continue on my newest 3d animation i was working on.I was looking forward to getting my free upgrade for windows 10.

Answer:I can't repair my windows installation how can i fix it

Sounds like maybe a crashing hard drive?? or some other hardware failure?? You could always try a clean install and see if that solves the issue?

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Can you pop in the Windows 7 dvd and do a repair installation like you could with Windows XP? The only thing I have found is Windows 7 tries to repair or fix the current installation. I cannot find a way to make it basically re-installation on top of the current installation and not loose any of your installed data and programs.
 

Answer:Can you do a repair installation of Windows 7?

You must be able to boot into windows. Then put in your win7 DVD and install using the 'Upgrade' option. There were a few programs that I had to reinstall afterward, but it was relatively painless.
 

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I have been having issues with my Windows 7 SP1 insllation for a few weeks- quite a bit of
"not responding" messages, whether in IE or using my Excel spreadsheets, and recently
getting a message everytime I open Internet explorer, saying IE is not my default browser andwould I like it to be; saying Yes or going to Tools/Internet options/Make it default does not work. SO something is wrong, somewhere. I don't have andy othe browser installed
thouigh Chrome was installed surrepticiously at one point and I immediately uninstalled it.
There are however quite a few entries in the Registry for it.
 
One of the malware forums suggested running Malwarebytes, Adwcleaner, Hitman,
HijackThis, JRT etc but none of these have found much. I use Panda as my antivrus, Zonealarm as my firewall, Spybot and Winpatrol to help prevent incicents from happening.
 
On another website I found one user reporting the same problem, but his issue was never
resolved; he ended up doing a "repair" of his Win7 installation using his Win7 install discs.
 
I would do the same, except I don't have discs- my computer came with a feature where
the win7 installation occurred automatically when I first turned it on, and those install files
seem to be buried in a part of the disk that is not a partition.
 
Is there a way to "activate" those, or better still, does anyone know how to fix my problem.
Thanks for reading, any help would be appreciated.
Rangerws

Answer:How to "repair" a Windows 7 installation

Worth a read:  Repair Install - Windows 7 Forums - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html .
 
Louis

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Is there a way to safely repair a Windows XP installation without loosing any data on your computer?

Answer:Repair Windows Installation

What kind of problems are you having?

Lydokane

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I have an Acer e1-510p laptop with windows 8 that keeps saying "A required device isn't connected or cant be accessed. Error code: 0xc0000185" I would like to use a windows 8 cd to attempt a repair, but the uefi won't let let me boot from cd! I see there is a bios update that will let you change from uefi to legacy, but the usb ports are failing. Seems like my only options are to repair from cd or put the hdd into a working tower and repair the windows installation (if thats even possible)

Answer:Repair windows 8 installation from another PC?

Does the disk boot with SecureBoot and Fastboot disabled?

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hey everybody... please dont get mad at my newbie-ness but what does a repair installation do EXACTLY? if i'm not happy with the current windows xp i have (u can see my problem with it in some other thread here), can i reinstall JUST the OS using another disc with the repair function? thanks =)

-eoura
 

Answer:repair installation using windows xp

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Well, I've fudged up my registry again.

And once again, it seems the only recommended option is to re-install windows.
Before I do this (which will be for the second time, my fault I'm afraid), I'd like to make sure
I have something correct here- Will performing a repair install (using the upgrade option to
re-install windows without affecting files) reset my registry?

Also, is there anything I can do to prevent myself from messing up windows permissions (again)?

Thanks for putting up with my smart-stupidity.

Answer:Windows 7 Repair Installation

Hello Mister Fox,

If you have a restore point available, you could do a system restore with a restore point dated before you had the issue to undo it.

One thing that you could do is to create a restore point before doing anything that may mess up the system. This way a quick system restore using the restore point will undo it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey,

So I had a problem today in which Windows decided that it wouldn't boot, Instead it would just reboot constantly

This happened after I heard a ticking noise from my computer, things started to freeze, and so i had to restart. When I tried to turn it back on I had the above problem.

NOW, I tried to use Windows Repair option that is there by default. It loads up the blue windows background, gives me a pointer but then doesnt do anything.

I have a W7 repair disc, I booted to it. That too done the exact same thing, it lets me choose the language/keyboard style to use and then sits on the blue windows background and gives me no options.

Finally, I have a full W7 installation disc that I booted to. I tried the repair option and got the same problem as before.

I also clicked the "Install Now" button and it has been stuck on "setup is starting" for over 10 minutes now, with no hope of it doing anything.

So currently I cannot repair or install Windows. I assumed it was a harddrive failure, but why wont my disc based solutiions even work?

Any help would be great, thanks

Answer:Issues with Windows booting, Windows repair and trying to reinstall

Brumski some system specs mate please that ticking sound sounds like a hard drive to me but without any specs mate it is hard to tell you what to do.

System Info - See Your System Specs

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

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

How did you install 8.1? To a different partition?

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

Answer:windows installation not booting...

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

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Hello,

Yesterday my laptop overheated, so I put it in a position to cool off and turned it on again 1 minute later. I went away and when I came back it was off (It clearly overheated again). I put it near my window and booted it up again and it booted into Startup Repair and ran its auto-fix (Which failed) and I went into System Recovery Options and I remembered that before it overheated the first time a Windows Update was qued. I figured it must have overheated the second time during the Windows Update. I tried 2 restore points and kept getting this error "An unspecified error occured during System Restore. (0x800700b7)".

However upon closer examination, the System Restore Options is telling me this "Operating System: Windows 7 on (D Acer". Note the D: - because I know for a fact my OS is indeed on D: (I checked using Command Prompt). The problem is System Restore is trying to restore the C: when it should be doing D:

I believe this to be the problem. I was wondering whether it is or isn't the problem, and how do I get System Restore to restore the D: and not the C:

(I have no backup disks of any kind so my personal files hang in the balance)

Thank you,

Lord Castabarus

Answer:Laptop keeps booting into Startup repair after failed Windows Update

Never mind, I've screwed it up even more now and it says winloaded.exe is unverified digital signature ect.

I'm just gonna buy a Windows 7 Repair Disk and hope it doesn't delete my files.

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Hi,
I have a buddies computer that I am doing a repair-installation on and it keeps frezzing up at the "Installing Windows" button at 39 minutes to go till setup completes. Problem is that it stays at 39 minutes and the cd drive keeps making noise and the light is on..but it just stays there. I have rebooted it twice and just gets to that point and stops. Why does it keep freezing at this point?
Thanks,
MJ>

Answer:Windows freezes during repair installation

did you try another rom?
try the install without any add-ons, just a barebones system until you get xp installed. even just 1 ram stick.
give us the specs of the system including the video card

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Repair Installation on a Windows XP Freezes

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I'm trying to attempt a repair installation on a Windows XP Pro SP2. When setup starts, it goes smoothly until about 34 minutes, in which it is installing devices. The bar goes about 2/3 of the way, then it completely stops. The green squares in the bottom right corner are still moving. No error message. I've interrupted this installation first time hoping it will not take effect and after that I was ejecting disk 4 times, restarted 5 times in safe mode but it always coming back to the same point of Installing network and not moving forward. It's CRAZY.
 

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after i did a repair installation using the windows xp pro cd, i get many errors

- cannot copy and paste
- windows media player says cannot perform operation low memory
- msconfig doesnt work
- cannot open picture files
- internet explorer cannot open new windows

im using service pacxk 3

thanks for any help!
 

Answer:windows xp pro error after repair installation

zz after i did another repair install, the computer restarts and gets stuck before the password login screen. it says no video input
 

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I'm trying to attempt a repair installation on a Windows XP Media Edition 2005 SP2. When setup starts, it goes smoothly until about 34 minutes, in which it is installing devices. The bar goes about 2/3 of the way, then it completely stops. The green squares in the bottom right corner are still moving. A few minutes later, I get an error message.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.Click to expand...

I would do this if I could actually log into Windows, which I can't. Seeing as I cannot do anything about this error, I click ok. Another error pops up.

C:\Program Files\Xerox\NWWia\xrxflnch.exe
This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.Click to expand...

I cannot do anything about this either. I click ok and continue. Again, another error message pops up.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.Click to expand...

It's basically the same error as the first one, but instead, rundll32.exe is capitalized. This same error message appears again right after I click ok. And once again, the error pops up. This happens four times. No more error messages appear from this point on. Setup finishes installin... Read more

Answer:Repair Installation on a Windows XP Freezes

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Hi there,I have limited computer skills, and a week ago my machine suffered a Virus/Worm Win32:Alureon-FR attack from an e-mail.Avast could not remedy the problem, and I resorted to Spybot Search&Destroy, which deleted(?) the infected file, but now left me with a machine that cannot boot.Reading many posts, it would seem my only option now is to do a Repair Installation, or as a last resort format my C Drive - and losing everything!On startup I get the options of Safe Mode, Last Good Config, etc., but once I make a selection, its Blue Screen: "A problem has been detected.....Check for virus.......Remove newly installed harddrives....Run CHKDSK/F. Tech Info : 0x0000007B(0xF7A2528, 0x00000034....I do have my origional (but old) Windows CD, but already have SP3 installed on the machine. I also have a CD with (most) of the system drivers.The machine was bought a year ago as a 7 year old computer, so I am unable to give you a full history reportI would appreciate assistance in getting my machine running again, as my income is solely dependent on itKind regards.

Answer:Windows XP Pro Repair Installation Help Required

Hello, no need yet for a repair installation With a bit of luck we should be able to get it fixed.OK this file is big Print these instruction out so that you know what you are doingTwo programs to downloadFirst ISOBurner this will allow you to burn OTLPE ISO to a cd and make it bootable. Just install the program, from there on in it is fairly automatic. Instructions SecondDownload OTLPE.iso and burn to a CD using ISO Burner. NOTE: This file is 292Mb in size so it may take some time to download.When downloaded double click and this will then open ISOBurner to burn the file to CDReboot your system using the boot CD you just created.Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps hereYour system should now display a REATOGO-X-PE desktop.Double-click on the OTLPE icon.When asked "Do you wish to load the remote registry", select YesWhen asked "Do you wish to load remote user profile(s) for scanning", select YesEnsure the box "Automatically Load All Remaining Users" is checked and press OKOTL should now start. Change the following settingsChange Drivers to Use SafelistPress Run Scan to start the scan.When finished, the file will be saved in drive C:\OTL.txtCopy this file to your USB drive if you do not have internet connection on this systemPlease post the contents of the OTL.txt file in your reply.

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I ran into a dead computer and am pulling my hair apart trying to figure this thing out.Today I booted my computer and all I get is a blinking cursor in the top left corner after the post screen. It never loads windows.Tried F8 - no joy. Never brings up the menu.Tried disconnecting CD ROM drive - and re-seating memory. no joy.Tried creating boot floppy with ntldr files and booting from that.Changed boot order to floppy - rebootedMachine loads from floppy and then hits the same blinking cursor.Nothing at all changed on my system, so I can't understand what happened to cause this!I took my drive out and connected to my other machine. With a drive adapter, the drive reads perfectly fine. I copied off critical files and decided to try everything but the kitchen sink!Thought I'd run chkdsk /r to see if it fixed some error. It ran for 2 hours and ended saying it fixed one or more issues.I rebooted with high hopes...NOTHING. Same blinking cursor of death.Read hundreds of posts describing bad master boot record. Used Recovery Console from my Retail XP Boot Disk.Typed fixmbrsaid "New Master Boot Record Created"Rebooted again with hope..Failure.Read more..Typed fixedbootRebooted again and crossed my fingers..Nothing.Ran bootcfg /show to see what shows up in my boot.ini.It only shows one device and one listing.Looks perfectly normal to me:[boot loader]timeout=30default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS[operating systems]multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micros... Read more

Answer:No Option To Repair Windows Installation

For some reason, the product window didn't put in the right version of Windows - so for the record, I'm using WIN XP Home Edition, SP3 as the OS listing in my profile states.Thanks!

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Situation, got a laptop (XP Pro) that is going through the "Repair" installation of XP PRO.

During installation, the install process pauses/stops during "Network Installation".

Does anyone know how to get passed this?

Items that I have already done.

Press Shift + F10, which brings up "dos".

taskmgr (wrhich brings up task manager). All processes are normal.
I can bring up device manager, and remove all networking devices, I.E. modem, and network devices.

I can bring up service manager and disable all networking related services.

None of these have helped.

Any ideas?

2nd question:

Is there a way to prevent XP from starting an already initialized xp repair?

No, I didn't want to initialize a repair installation, but wanted to fix the initial problems myself. But, when you are told to do something, you do it.

Note: No viruses, no spyware, no malware is installed.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask them. Any ideas, please post them.
 

Answer:Windows XP repair installation questions.

theefool said:



During installation, the install process pauses/stops during "Network Installation".Click to expand...

How long have you given it? Might just need to wait longer. For whatever reason, at certain points it can appear to be hung-up. Seriously, I'd let it go and mybe check on it tomorrow.


-Steve
 

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Hello,

recently I've started having problems with my laptop. A couple of days ago the screen went blue, laptop was restarted and it went into Startup repair. The problem with it is that the repair goes on forever and nothing happens. Then I tried this - Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery - and it didn't work because when I tried to access drive C: (I have drives C: and D: on laptop, on D: drive I have only a folder named "drivers") it said something like:
"Volume in drive C has no label
Volume Serial number is .... (can't remember this part)
Directory of C:\
File not found"

Then I decided to reinstall windows 7. I tried to download ISO file of Windows 7 from Microsoft's page. I entered the product key and got this:

Error

The product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery options.

I have a Lenovo laptop and Windows 7 was preinstalled and I got the product key from a sticker on my laptop. What else can I do? Can you get Windows 7 from anywhere else (I have no intention of buying it again, since I've already bought it once)?

Answer:Startup Repair + Windows Installation

Hello krichards,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Please, finish filling out your "System Specs" we need this information to better assist you.
http://www.sevenforums.com/member.php?u=500573

Did you install any new hardware or software just before the BSOD issue started.

What is the model number of your Lenovo Laptop? Look a the sticker on the bottom of the Laptop, provide the entire model number. Such as, XXX2345-678.

Did you buy your Laptop new with Windows 7 preinstalled?

Do you have OEM recovery software provided by the system builder, or an installed recovery partition on your HDD?

Read through these tutorials for a possible fix:
Startup Repair + Windows Installation

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Are you able to boot into Safe mode, then do a System Restore.
Advanced Boot Options

System Restore


John

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My nephew's computer was infected with the Packed.Win32.TDSS.aa virus. I searched for fixes but all of them applied to being able to log into the Computer.

So, I decided to use my old Windows XP disk to do a repair installation not knowing that it would change the product key. I still could not log in safe mode or normal mode. I finally found an option to create a bootable virus disk using Avira. This cleaned the infecion but I could only boot into safe mode. I could not boot into normal mode because it wanted me to activate Windows which is due to the previous reinstallations I did on my old computer. I am trying to avoid this because I really don't want to give away my Windows XP disk.

I have since read that the product key on the back of my nephews eMachine is a generic one the manufactures use. I tried to do a uninstall but it does not show a previous installation.

I had a bad feeling about the repair installation and should have taken more time to look for options to clean it.

The model number is a T2742.

So here is my question; Can I delete the activation key in the registry and could the fact I can only log into safe mode be the reason I cannot find a back up installation?

Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Using Repair Installation for Windows XP Home

That eMachine may have recovery partition.
Try pressing F11 key at eMachine logo.
Be aware, that all data will be lost and the computer will return to its original state.

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Hello,

I have searched through the forum, but am still a little confused as to the use of expert recovery mode on my Toshiba recovery CD.
I cannot boot Windows at all. I haven't backed up any of my data (foolish!).
I currently have a single partition.

Is it possible to create a second partition using expert recovery mode, and re-load Windows to that. Would this only format one partition, allowing me to subsequently retrieve files from the first partition?
Or will this format the whole drive, load Windows, and then create the partitions?

Any advice greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Fitz.

Answer:Question about Windows repair installation

Hello Fitz

Expert mode allows you to do two things:
1. Install OS on already persisting partition (if the HDD has already two of them)
2. Create own partition (in this case the whole content will be erased)

Please try to boot up using SAFE mode (press F60). If this doesn?t help you can do the follow to save your data:
1. Connect the HDD to other PC as external device (using USB HDD box)
the HDD should be recognized automatically and you can copy all your data to other PC HDD
2. You can try to use Partition Magic tool. Start it using external FDD and create two partitions. After doing this start your notebook with start disk and try to copy all the data to second partition.

Detailed explanation about expert mode installation and how to create own partition you can find under http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=4462&messageID=14518

If you have more question please write again!

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tetonbob has now advised that I seek further help from here.


Hi there,

It all started more than a week ago when I picked up a virus worm on my system from an e-mail.

I have been getting awsome help & assistance from one of the TSF support team members over the last 6 days, but on his advice, I now need help from a Windows XP Pro expert in doing a Repair Installation on my machine.

I have the Setup CD, as well as copies of all the system drivers on CD.

I have limited computer skills and knowledge, but will attempt to attach the previous thread.


http://www.techsupportforum.com/f100...fr-474165.html

Answer:Help Required to do a Windows XP Pro Repair Installation

O.k.....

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after i did a repair installation using the windows xp pro cd, i get many errors

- cannot copy and paste
- windows media player says cannot perform operation low memory
- msconfig doesnt work
- cannot open picture files
- internet explorer cannot open new windows

im using service pacxk 3

thanks for any help!
 

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BSoD:

Stop 0x50, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

I'm not going to bore you with my history, since those threads apparently don't get answered.

Tried to do repair installation on Windows XP Pro that kept giving me 0x50 instantly on boot. The XP Boot Disc did its stuff for the repair install. Said 'part of installation complete, let comp reboot for part 2', or something like that.

It rebooted. Loaded XP for about 10 seconds (logo and loading bar). Same BSoD (0x50). Any ideas?

(I have a working parallel installation, all hardware is fine)

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When I follow the instructions to do a repair of XP SP2 (with a slipstreamed CD), after I press F8 to accept the EULA, I do NOT get the screen asking if I want to repair an existing windows installation. Instead, it asks me where I want to install XP Pro, and gives me a list of options (matching my various hard drives and partitions).

Any idea how I can get the install CD to find my existing Windows installation so I get the repair option.

Thanks.
 

Answer:XP Repair-Cannot Find Windows Installation

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Hi,

I was adding memory to my system and discovered that two of the previously unused slots in my motherboard were not working (Abit BX6 rev. 2). So I replaced the motherboard with another one (ASUS P2B-F), and the RAM check at boot-up was correct, but then my system stopped booting from the hard disk. I tried Windows XP repair console commands (fixmbr, fixboot, chkdsk) ... no errors, but still wouldn't boot from the hard disk. I tried Windows XP repair install, but part-way through "Installing devices" (this is after the CD copies files to the hard disk and reboots the computer and the graphical Setup program starts automatically) the hard disk would power down and the computer would reboot.

I ran MemTest86+ through 3 passes (all RAM sticks together) without an error. I doubt it's the RAM because I found a second hard disk and installed XP without a single problem. I tried installing my old RAM and doing the XP repair install on the first hard disk, and the Setup failed in the same way.

Here's my hardware (I removed all extraneous PCI cards), and don't laugh! I built this system 7 years ago, and it has served me well!

ASUS P2B-F with updated BIOS (revision 1013?)
Pentium II 450 MHz. not overclocked
1 GB PC100 SDRAM
AGP GeForce 2 MX with 64 MB RAM
Western Digital Caviar 100 GB (first hard disk, failed XP install)
Western Digital Caviar 13 GB (second hard disk, successful XP install)
Toshiba DVD-ROM
PSU 250 W
1.44 MB FDD

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Answer:DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1) during Windows XP repair installation

hmmmm.... looks like I messed up by changing the mobo

Hmmmmm... Upon reading this thread "New Motherboard. Windows Xp not working. Setup Cd doesnt load", it looks like I messed up royally. It appears that my assumption of ripping out the mobo and putting in a very similar one (same chipset, Intel BX440, similar features, no on-board LAN, no on-board sound, etc.) and expecting Windows XP to not notice anything happened underneath it was wrong.

But I'm still curious if the minidumps I attached above indicate this or some other cause of the problem?

If I don't get any response here, I guess it's time to completely back up the first hard drive and reinstall.. blechhhhhh.

--posco
 

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My PC wont start so I tried a Repair installation using the Windows XP Home Edition SP1 CD ROM. The error kept showing that "load needed DLLs for kernel".
The repair stopped unexpectedly and the dialog box asked for the asms file. It showed the path GLOBALROOT\DEVICE\CDROM0\I£. This entry could not be changed as the keyboard and mouse became frozen and were inoperable. I cannot get a a command session using Shift+F10. Kindly advise and help with this unexpected problem, please.Thanks very much for your time and kind consideration.
Kind regards
 

Answer:Windows Does Not Start and does allow Repair installation

You may have to settle for a complete Windows re-install.
You are probably thinking "but then I'll lose all my files". Well, that's why backups are so important.
 

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

Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Try clearing CMOS
 

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~Background~

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

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

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

So I had an idea.

~Idea~

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

I have a 1 TB HDD.

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

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

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

I uninstall all unnecessary programms/games from C.

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Booting problem on Windows Installation

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

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

Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Please do not post duplicate threads.
 

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

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

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

Thanks.
 

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I made a recovery/repair DVD and booted up from it. It located my Windows OS on drive C:. Then it gave me a strange menu: Recovery disk Repair Windows Boot Manager Add startup option: Windows Recovery Environment (repaired) These were my only choices. I could not get to the Recovery Console or other menu without accepting the repair. Right now, nothing is broken. Windows boots normally every day. I am afraid if I let the new disk make a "repair," it may really give me a problem. What to do? Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. I had not made a repair disk before because I had installed Acronis backup, which prevented it. It was only yesterday that I found the registry edits needed after uninstalling Acronis so that Windows Backup would run.

Answer:Recovery disk says Repair Windows Boot Manager but OS is booting fine

I wouldn't be afraid of running an offered Repair, and would probably after reboot go back to run a couple more Startup Repairs to see if it finds anything else. It isn't going to harm anything and may find more to correct as it already has.

You can also post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image which will tell us if it's correctly configured.

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Hello.

My tablet with x86 windows 8.1 at boot shows a message that something wrong happened and shows the blue screen with the repair options.

I've tried to repair using the only system restore point but with no success. On the next reboot, same blue screen but the only restore point now disappeared.

If I do the refresh option, will all my definitions, apps and filled be maintained?

Regards

Answer:Repair windows installation maintaining definitions

Mine weren't.

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Windows XP Repair installation freezes.

Had problems with my PC, namely:
Media Player not working 'Internal Application error'
Start -> Search -> Files or Folers >> Search Results window animated dog appears but no popup bubble for 'what do you want to search for'.
Random restarts.

Etc. etc. Tried to fix the media player issue using the register jscript.ddl (etc) method to no avial, so tried a repair install.

BIG mistake.

The problem I now have is this:

Windows CD is ok & is trying to re-install windows that it initially says will take 39 mins to install. It gets to the Preparing Installation, Installing Devices part, the green progress bar for this gets about 60% across and then (at 34 minutes to go) the whole damn thing just freezes. No more progress (and I have left the PC on overnight to see if it does progress).

Interestingly, the what can Windows XP do information text is still plugging away, as is the 5 rotating green lights in the bottom right of the display.

HHHHEEEEELLLLLPPPPP

Andy

Answer:[resolved]Windows XP Repair installation freezes.

Hi Andy,

Take a read of this one:

http://support.microsoft.com/default...&Product=winxp

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Hi Folks

I an really, Really, REALLY getting annoyed with this.

This thread details the history of the issues over the past few weeks ... Black Screen after Windows Update (Windows 10) See in particular posts #17 and 18 of that thread.

I finally managed to get my Windows 10 installation working and eventually get it back to something like it was before the update borked the machine.

Now, the machine has reverted to its "repaired" state of a few days ago after a restart - all of the changes I made to the start menu and getting 'My Documents' and 'My Pictures' to point to the correct locations have been reset.

Can anyone say what is going on with this machine and OS installation?

It is doing my head in!

Art

Answer:Windows 10 Installation/Repair/Update problems - help please

Hi, I would suggest you may have a problem with your hard disk. At least I assume it's a hard disk as your specs are not complete.

First thing to do is complete your specs, and
From an admin command prompt
[Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
chkdsk C: /F
Your PC will need to restart.
Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.
Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

Also install and run Crystal diskinfo, and post a screenshot like this:
I have no idea why you should need to do this:
all of the changes I made to the start menu and getting 'My Documents' and 'My Pictures' to point to the correct locations have been reset.
- unless perhaps at some point you have relocated these? Could you advise?

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After downloading something BraveSentry http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic55983.html
appeared and many new startup items,tryed to to stop process from taskmanager but the viruses blocked access to it and i used this to fix it http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Taskmanager_error.htm
tryed to stop processes and the following errors came in a blue screen 0X00000050 (0XE4191000, 0X3600000000, 0X804F2BR0, 0X00000001)
and 0XE34F0000 0X00000000 0X804F2B30 0X00000001 and maybe other, after using bitdefender and quarantined bad files i did a restart and the connection stopped acquiring address from my dhcp server, then i restored the files from quarantine folder, restarted and my connection begun working again, at least i removed the bravesentry startup item from msconfig and blocked access to internet with bitdefender firewall to some suspicious files that were trying to do that now the no1 problem is to fix bsod and when trying to repair the windows xp installation not using the recovery console and using the option provided when booting from the disk labeled xp pro sp2 cant see this option anywhere, tryed other xp pro disks different versions and no result i dont want to format and lose all my files so please do not post this advice
 

Answer:BSOD and no repair option in the Windows XP installation

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It asks:
Which windows installation would you like to log onto?

Anyone know what I should type in?
 

Answer:Really Really Quick Question About Windows Repair Installation

How many do you have? Usually, it's just 1.
 

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Hi!
New here, first post.
I recently applied to Geeks Mobile to contract as a repair tech. To complete my application, I have to fill out a survey to prove I know what I'm doing. The first question is as follows:

1. List a few ways to repair windows installations without a windows cd when WINDOWS WILL NOT BOOT INTO NORMAL MODE

AND

The following additional difficulties exist.

When
-Pressing F8 to do last known good, and safe mode are NOT AVAILABLE or Working
-Original Windows CD is not present
-Hard drive IS working
-Customer's data is of vital importance
-Customer would PREFER to avoid a reinstall

(list different ways for xp and vista if there are any.)

Now, the first thing I know to do would be to try another CD w/ that version of the OS and try a Repair from there, but it says no CD is available, so I guess I didn?t bring one (d?oh!). So I would boot into command prompt check out the boot.ini and autoexec.bat and make sure that they?re not botched (why would they be?). Then I think that there is a way to edit the registry from the command prompt using reg.exe, but I?ve never messed with it.

You see, if I encountered this situation in the real world, I would simply use Knoppix or something to back up whatever vital data they had to DVD or thumb drive, etc and reinstall the system using my own CD.

But ? how would you go about reinstalling the system using their old key? I mean, say their OS is XP Home but it was on there when they bought it, an... Read more

Answer:Repair Windows Installation w/out Disc or Safemode

Sorry but in all honesty i dont think we should be helping you. If this is something that they asked you for a job, it is something that you need to know. Having the answer handed to you isnt going to help anyone as you wont know what to do in the field if you are encountered by a situation similar to it.

We have several topics in our Read First thread that can help clear up some confusion you have about the types of disks used and what can be done with them. Mainly about your XP Home situation you explained. As it wouldnt be so simple as they have a OEM copy and you might have a Retail copy. Which are 2 different beasts.

The only push i will offer, is to ask yourself if the USB Ports are working. As there are methods and ways to utilize that aspect to do what is needed.

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Hi, i'm not sure if this topic belongs here or in general support.

I have an old desktop running windows 7 (spec below). I had a 60GB partition and figured I'd install 8.1. I downloaded 8.1, proceeded to the install and everything went fine.

Upon reboot the desktop loaded to the windows 8 icon and immediately rebooted itself, and then launched into windows 8 automatic repair (without showing OS choice beforehand).

The pc has been stuck in this loop and I cant get out of it. I've attempted to reinstall a few times but it's the same story. I ran a disk check but no problems were found.

Windows 7 runs fine and has done for years, just a little sluggish as it needs some cleaning.

Any help appreciated! Cheers

Spec:
Mobo: nForce M-a
CPU: Athlon X2 3800+
GPU: GeForce 8500 GT
2GB ram

Answer:Windows 8.1 auto repair immedately after installation

Windows 8.1 upgrade reboots to black screen of 'nothingness'. - OUC1TOO - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Error 0xC1900101 ? 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Community








Originally Posted by Microsoft Forum Moderator


Error 0xC1900101 – 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1


Hello,

We understand that many customers are receiving error 0xC1900101 – 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1. This error is typically caused by an incompatible driver.



If you are receiving this error:
1.
First, please double-check the error code. There are many variations of error 0xC1900101, each with a different location code -- the error extension, located after the dash. The information in this thread is intended only for location code 0x40017. If you are receiving a different location code, these steps are unlikely to resolve your issue.

2.
Check that you’ve already updated all of your drivers. In particular, if you have an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, make sure you’ve installed the latest Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers


3.
Check that you do not have any Frequently Asked Questions - What devices are supported by the SteelSeries Engine? that support the SteelSeries Engine installed on your PC. The SteelSeries Engine software is currently not supported on Windows 8.1. Please uninstall the software before attempting to update to Windows 8.1



Error 0xC1900101 - 0x30018, C... Read more

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Hello All,

I am trying to run a Windows 7 Repair installation and the install is stopping because I have a more recent version of Windows than what is on my DVD. Which is true. I am running Window 7 SP1 and the DVD is just Windows 7.

I am following the tutorial here:

Repair Install

I basically chose an "upgrade" vs "custom" when I was asked about the type of upgrade that I wanted to run. The installation proceeded and then stopped and stated that I had a more current version of Windows than what I was trying to install.

Can I still run a repair install?

Thanks, Bill

Answer:Windows Repair Installation for Home Premium 7 64 Bit will not run

I've heard of this problem before.

Not sure, but I think the solution may be to download an ISO of Windows 7 with SPI, burn it to a disc, and then run the repair install from that disk.

Get the ISO from mydigitallife.info.

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

Let others confirm this as a solution. I'm just going from memory.

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I want to repair my windows vista using the command prompt in windows recovery disc. Can anyone tell me the commands to repair system files in detail. I have windows vista ultimate service pack 2.  this is the exact error msg. I cant logon to windows in any mode          file\windows\system32\drivers\msahci.sys     status: 0xc000000f     windows failed to load because a system file was corrupt or missing.  please help me as soon as possible

Answer:How to repair windows vista using installation disc?

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.html

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I have recently upgraded to a new motherboard and have completed repair installs in the past without problems. I have backed up my c: drive in several places. I have a new drive that booted windows with the old board.

Once I have the new board in place when I try to do the repair install WIndows does not recognize a previous installation. It sees the windows directory and that is it. How do I troubleshoot this? I redid the reapir install....same results.
 

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My windows was actually working well but as I got some problems (very small ones but annoying), i decided to repair my xp installation
But now the setup restarts during the "installing devices" phase
The error code is 0x000000FC
I tried lots of solutions on the net but none has solved my problem
e.g. looking at which driver causes the restart by looking at the error message
but there's no driver mentioned on that blue screen :(

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows repair installation restarts

5 minutes after I wrote this, i managed to fix it by myself
I used debugging mode for the setup, then I install the drivers using the CD that contain those drivers, so windows doesn't have to install them
SOLVED

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Hi all,

Due to several fundamental errors in my Windows installation, today I decided to make a repair install of my Windows XP Home installation. I booted into my Windows disc, did all the normal stuff, and it seemed to go fine. At the end of the text-based stuff, it gave me the instruction to reboot, having moved the files it needed to the HDD, I believe.

Anyway, the jist is that the text-based stuff seemed to go fine, I rebooted as instructed, and then did NOT click to boot from the CD (which, I believe, was the right choice). I let Windows load normally but... no GUI based stuff came up to finish off the repair installation, and consequently, what I've done seems to have had no effect whatsoever.

The disc is an original OEM product, not a recovery disc or anything, and it may be worth noting that it is labelled "XRMHOEM_EN"... could this be a sign that it wouldn't be recognised when trying to finish the installation?

Thanks in advance for any help, this is really bugging me.

-Smoothie
 

Answer:Windows XP Home Repair Installation Fails

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It asks:
Which windows installation would you like to log onto?

Anyone know what I should type in?
 

Answer:Really Really Quick Question About Windows Repair Installation

If it's asking you to log on, you're not doing a repair/reinstall, you're trying to get into the recovery console.
 

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Here is my situation I need to save everything on my hard drive. When I turn my system on it will start up and then before the log in screen,the system will shut down.I was told by my tech friend that I need to do a repair installation of windows media center,BUT I need to save everything on my hard drive. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT I SAVE EVERYTHING.caN YOU PLEASE HELP ME PLEASE!
 

Answer:Repair installation help for windows media center

If you do a repair you shouldnt lose everything on your harddrive.
 

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Answer:Will be Windows updated from scratches after repair installation certain OS?

That question means nothing. Please ask it more clearly.

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After trying to run an auslogics registry defrag program I've been stuck with blue screen stop errors. Every attempt to resolve this with a system restore or a repair installation has been blocked and there appear to be no solutions.

I'm running Windows Home Premium 7 64 bit

By ths way, the DVD drive on this computer does not work, so my only reainstall option is though USB, but all attempts encounter roadblocks.

Starting in safe mode
goes directly to blue screen
stop 0x000000f4

When I get the computer to start from a USB stick
I get
windows is loading files
install windows

setup is starting
please read the license terms

accept the license terms

which type of installation do you want
I choose upgrade
then I got

compatibility report

the computer started using the windows installation disc remove the installation disc and restart your computer so that windows starts normally
Other attempts get an an install driver screen, bu there's no hint on what driver is needed or where to find this driver. Again, I'm trying to run the installation from a USB stick that's already inserted in the computer.

I try

boot rec /fixmbr
the operation completed successfully
bootrec /fixboot

the volume does not contain a recognized file system
bootrec /rebuildbcd
total identified windows installations 0

I try

chkdsk c:\f

chkdsk discovered free space marked as allocated in th master file table
windows has made corrections to th file system
8kb in bad sectors
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Answer:Windows 7 repair installation attempts fail

Hi

If the original issue is caused by a registry error, you might be able to replace the corrupted registry hive files from the backup copy. Usually Windows will keep a backup copy inside "C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback" folder. I would suggest carefully reading the below tutorial which covers step by step instructions on how to do the registry restore.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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system restore wont work for me, a tec looked at it for me and said i need to re-install my windows xp..... would a window xp repair installation do the same thing ?and is either straight forward enough for a novice

Answer:windows xp repair installation for system restore

Did you try it in safe mode.Not sure if you have the disc go to run and type in sfc /scannow Ok.You may be asked to install the disc to carry on.Now not that sure if it will fix system restore or not so maybe better waiting to see if there are any other fixes for it.

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I've used the excellent tutorial on this site to run sfc /scannow and have identified a number (9) of corrupt system files:

iscsicpl.dll
msdart.dll
filemgmt.dll
Windows Hardware Remove.wav
Windows Hardware Insert.wav
Windows Notify.wav
AuthFWGP.dll
ieframe.dll.mui
mscorsec.dll

My problem now is how to repair/restore these files. My PC came with Windows pre-installed so I don't have an installation DVD.

I do have 3 recovery DVD's which I created shortly after purchase. Can I use these?

Otherwise I see that I have several copies of these files in the following folders:

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
C:\Windows\winsxs\

What are these and can I use them to replace the corrupted versions?

I also have a back-up copy of my C-disk on another drive. I made this copy earlier this year, and assuming the files on the backup are OK can I not simply replace the corrupt files with the copies in the back-up?

Answer:How to restore/repair Windows files without an installation DVD?

Welcome to the forum,

Have you run the SFC a few times? It sometimes can't repair all corrupt files at once.

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My wife's laptop, Dell Latitude D510, will not start Windows XP properly. It gets stuck on the desktop, but the start menu does not load. I can use task manager to run some programs, but I cannot get to all of them.

I tried to repair Windows using the XP disk and choosing Repair. It gets stuck on Installing Windows and I receive a Fatal Error:

"An error has been encountered that prevents set up from continuing. One of the components that Windows needs to continue set up could not be installed. The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error. Press OK to view the log file."

The following message was in the log file:

"SXS.DLL: Syntax error in Manifest or policy file "D:\I386\asms\52\MSFT\WINDOWS\NET\RTCDLL\RTCDLL>MAN" on line 15."

The set up disk is fresh out of the envelope for the first time. I have not used it before.

My wife did experience some trojan viruses being caught by McAfee before experiencing the start up problem.

Also, Safe Mode just brings up a black screen that does not allow me to do anything.

Please give me some direction on what to try next.

Thanks,
Jeff

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Hi Folks

I an really, Really, REALLY getting annoyed with this.

This thread details the history of the issues over the past few weeks ... Black Screen after Windows Update (Windows 10) See in particular posts #17 and 18 of that thread.

I finally managed to get my Windows 10 installation working and eventually get it back to something like it was before the update borked the machine.

Now, the machine has reverted to its "repaired" state of a few days ago after a restart - all of the changes I made to the start menu and getting 'My Documents' and 'My Pictures' to point to the correct locations have been reset.

Can anyone say what is going on with this machine and OS installation?

It is doing my head in!

Art

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Hello,

I have upgraded my processor and motherboard.
But my Windows 7 is nolonger working:
Windows crash+restart itself during the windows 7 logo loading-screen.
Rebooting to safe mode also is not working. Safe mode does not load and it restarts my pc.

Just afterwards I found out about a utility called Sysprep.

Is there a possibility to use this tool to fix my broken windows installation ? If yes tell me how please. If no, please give me other options.

Very much thanks !

Answer:How to repair my Windows 7 installation after mobo upgrade

You would need to run the SysPrep on the original hardware in order for it to work to SysPrep to move HD to another computer.

The best choice at this point is to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps are the same for retail as it must be to reactivate Win7 on a new mobo - OEM version lives and dies with the old mobo.

If you want to prepare the old Win7 to boot on the new hardware without having the old hardware you can install to a test partition you shrink using Partition Wizard boot CD, then immediately install Paragon Virtualization Manager (formerly Paragon Adaptive Restore) CD, run it on the old Win7 partition pointing it to the chipset (Sata controller) and LAN drivers and the test install's Windows>System 32>Drivers folder. Once it's adapted, mark the old partition Active and run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times to start it, delete the test partition.

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Hello...

I'm new to this forum but have heard good things.

Like an idiot, I followed an online tutorial that purportedly would speed up Win XP. It (or rather I) screwed up my system to the point I couldn't even cut and paste or back up my data.

I finally followed Microsoft's instructions for a repair reinstall (not the recovery mode option); however, Windows will install to a point and then indicate there's a fatal error ("The signature for Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade is invalid. The error code is 426. The service has not been started. Setup failed to install the product catalogs. This is a fatal error." etc. etc.)

I've done some research and it appears that since I'm using the original Win XP Service Pack One CD (the system's since been automatically upgraded to SP2) the program won't allow me to install "old" files (SP1) over "new" ones (SP2).

The machine now simply goes into a restart/reinstall loop. If I remove the CD prior to restart the machine asks for the Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 1 CD, and when the CD's inserted, it asks for some I386 file which apparently isn't on the CD because the machine will simply repeat the above error code.

I have reviewed this forum and didn't find a similar issue; hopefully I'm not wasting anyone's time.

Are there any options? If I'm going to have to lose my data, I wouldn't even know how to do a "clean" ... Read more

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I&#... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Originally Posted by Steve C


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

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

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

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

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



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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Steve C said:

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

Do I select UEFI only option here?

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

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

Anyone? :-)

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 10 Blue Screen while booting installation

fryderykst,

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That is strange...

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

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

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

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

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