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BSOD booting from Win7 installation CD/USB

Question: BSOD booting from Win7 installation CD/USB

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

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

Attached are the bluescreens. A big thank you in advance to anyone who can help.

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Preferred Solution: BSOD booting from Win7 installation CD/USB

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 (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: BSOD booting from Win7 installation CD/USB

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

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

Please help

Answer:Booting from installation WiN7 CD


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

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

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Yesterday I had some music playing with VLC Media Player and was browsing the internet but had to leave to go work so I put my computer in Sleep mode and was ready to leave but my music was still playing (Monitor displayed an Orange light and I tried to click/press keys to wake my PC to close the music) but I was late and it wasn't working so I did a "forced shutdown" and pressed on the start up button on my XPS Studio PC.

When I came back from work, I could boot but I would get a Black screen and the cursor only.
Tried to boot in safe mode, it gets stuck at the last file to load (clp....) file then a BSOD appears.
I've tried every option in the System Repair tool, can't restore since it gives me an error and everything else simply doesn't work.

I did a chkdsk /r /f in cmd prompt and left it overnight, it seems to be stuck at "406497 out of 755968 5%"...

I have no idea what to do anymore, I need a lot of the files on this computer and can't really reformat since I can't find my backup USB containing all my files.. I read that it could be battery related, graphic card related etc, so many different answers but no solutions apparently.

Answer:BSOD after long wait after Win7 logo (when booting)


First backup the files up using Either Hiren's Boot cd or Ubuntu on usb or similar so as not to lose ur imp data.

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Have a strange problem on my new pc build.

Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Midi Tower
Samsung DVD?RW burner, SH-S223C
Silver Power SP-SS750M 750W PSU
Intel Core? i7 Quad Processor i7-2600K
Corsair Vengeance? DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL9
Crucial RealSSD C300 2,5" 64GB (for OS)
ASUS P8P67, Socket-1155
ASUS Radeon 5770 (from my old pc)
I ordered the parts and installed it a week ago, installed Win7 64bit Professional 64 bit, and all seemed to work fine, for 1 week. Pc has not been overclocked, using standard intel stock CPU cooler, got 5 case fans, having normal temps. Using default BIOS settings.

A few days ago, in the middle of a game, screen went BSOD. Tried to reboot, but got errormessage during boot, halts at "CLASSPNP.SYS". Tried booting in safe mode, repair mode, tried to reinstall Windows from DVD, but all stops at the same stage during boot "starting windows".

So far I have tried running Windows Memory Diagnostics to check ram, found no errors. Installed latest BIOS firmware, no change. Cleared CMOS/Bios, no change.
Checked the GPU/GFX card on another pc, worked fine. Tested booting from all 8 diffrent SATA connectors with the SSD device, no change. Tried reinstall Windows on a new, blank HD, fails during "starting windows" phase. (Reconnected the SSD after this)

Then I tried to reduce the number of active CPU cores in Bios, from 4 to 3, didnt boot. From 3 to 2 cores, it booted normally into Windows after this. Also on 1... Read more

Answer:New Build: I7-2600k, Win7 64bit, BSOD/Only booting on 1-2 CPU cores

Try changing the sata mode from achi to ide and see if you can get it to install correctly. Others in MS technet have reported the same problem and switching to the opposite sata mode seems to have corrected the issue.

If not please post back.


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Laptop froze during Web browsing, specifically YouTube
On reboot, stalls on windows 7 boot animation
When trying to boot into safemode, BSOD: BAD_POOL_HEADER

Answer:Stall on win7 boot, BSOD booting Safemode: BAD_POOL_HEADER

Hi there...
We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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Hey guys, since 3 pm today, I'm a "proud" owner of a "Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 M772RGE - i7 - 3630QM 8GB 1TB GTX660M FHD Display DOS"  Now I wanted to install Windows 7 (SP1, 64bit). After putting the DVD in the drive and selecting the primary boot device, the message to press a key for booting from CD or DVD appears as expected. After doing that, the "Windows is loading files"-screen appears, with the progress bar running through twice. And finally the "Starting Windows"-screen with the glowing windows logo shows. Unfortunately, after a few seconds a bluescreen pops up (STOP 0x0000007E and so on...). And from there on, shutting down the laptop is the only option.  Does anybody know what to do? A BIOS-Update maybe? Try booting Win7 using a flash drive? Thanks in advance

Answer:Y580 - BSOD during Win7-installation

can you please check the ahci mode in bios?

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Hy everybody.
I'm new here, I'm pretty desperate with my problem.
I bought new PC:

DDR3 8GB (2x4GB) Kingston, 1600MHz, CL9, HyperX Genesis, KHX1600
MSI GTX 670 2048MB GDDR5, N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC , Dual-Link DVI x2
Zalman Z11 Plus mid tower case. 260(W) x 498(H) x 525(D)mm
Procesor Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz,Socket 1155, box
MSI H77MA-G43, Socket : 1155,CPU : Sandy Bridge, Intel? H77
OCZ SSD Agility 3 60GB , MB 2.5" SATA III, Native TRIM support
XFX Core Edition 80+ 550W PSU - EasyRail technology
DVD - LG GH22NS, DVD?RW, 22x DVD?R ,8x DL , 40x CD-R

It came already assembled by shop where I bought it.
I also bought original Windows 7 64bit which I decided to install myself.
I puted win7 dvd in dvd-rom and started fresh win7 64bit installation. Everything went well, and PC restarted so it can continue the win7 installation. After pc restarted, it came up to ''eneter cd-key'' window and I had no time to enter it, pc showed me BSOD. After few tries, I've installed win7 (ne drivers, no programs, just fresh new installation) but BSOD continued showing. I've tried to install from another win7 dvd.. I tried to install all drivers (latest ones), but BSOD still presents. I've tested my SSD with HD TUNE PRO, but it show NO ERRORS. I've also tested both of my DDR3 memory sticks, and memtest86 shows NO ERRORS.

BSOD problem: 0x000000F4

''WHO CRASHED'' shows;

"This was probably caused by the following module: Unknown (0x00000000)
Bugcheck code: 0xF4 (0x3, 0xFFFFFA8007A872D0, ... Read more

Answer:BSOD at fresh installation win7 x64

Is your BIOS up to date?

What about your SSD firmware?

Those are key for getting an SSD to work properly.
Additionally, reset your SSD hardware/software connection with the BIOS and clear any corruption on it: Try doing a power cycle of the SSD. The following steps should be carried out and take ~1 hour to complete.Power off the system.
Remove all power supplies (ac adapter then battery for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and drain all components of power.
Reconnect all power supplies (battery then ac adapter for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
Turn on the system and enter the BIOS (see your manual for the steps to enter the BIOS)
Let the computer remain in the BIOS for 20 minutes.
Follow steps 1-3 and physically remove the SSD from the system by disconnecting the cables for a desktop or disconnecting the drive from the junction for a laptop.
Leave the drive disconnected for 30 seconds to let all power drain from it.
Replace the drive connection(s) and then do steps 4-8 again.
Repeat steps 1-4.
Start your computer normally and run Windows.

The above steps were a result of: Why did my SSD "disappear" from my system? - Crucial Community

While that may not be your drive, a power cycle should be the same on all SSD drives. See how the system responds after the SSD power cycle.

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Just wondering if someone could help me pinpoint the reason for my BSOD's as it is a brand new installation with very few programmes installed. Everything is working properly (or so I thought) with no issues in Device Manager..Attachment 220935

Answer:Second BSOD in a week with new win7 64 installation

Looks like your USB may be involved, probably your bluetooth. Best thing to do is to immediately go to Dell website and update all your drivers, including any firmware and BIOS, as they're all from 2010. If that does not resolve your issue, update/uninstall any software related to your laptop's accelerometer, as I see that's also present (and old), and if it relies on USB, then it could be related to your crashes.

Other than that, I cannot ascertain anything further from just this minidump. However if your system is very new and it's already bugging out, then you can probably bet your bottom dollar you got a defective unit, and you'll have to talk to Dell about getting it serviced or replaced.

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Sorry, if this is a duplicate thread.
I'm so frustating about this bsod.

I just bought a PC, and it use win7 64bit
and, it getting bsod IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL

I read many thread about this, and still can't fix my problem

so, I decided to make this thread and attach minidump file

hope you guys can help me

Best Regards,

Answer:BSOD after installation win7 64bit

The zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump.

Follow it: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Go to Option Two, Point 2. Download the .reg file and merge it in registry by double clicking it.

Now wait for another BSOD. When it occurred, search the .dmp files manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump. See if the crash dump is recorded or not (hopefully it will be recorded).Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Dont run any disc cleanup tool before you upload another zip.

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first I would like to apologize for not writing this thread according to BSOD post instructions but my problem is so specific that I am not able to comply with them.

My problem follow thread I have posted here a week ago:

I have purchased new SSD from Kingston (SSDNow V200 128GB) a few weeks ago. But I was not able to install win7 on it (BSOD all the time). I thought that I have got damaged SSD, so I claimed it in my vendor. The claim was solved in the way that I have got new same SSD (only exchange for new one was performed). So i tried to perform clean install of Win7 32 bit CZ Pro SP1 on it, but again, during installation process I have got a lot of BSODs. So I changed mode from AHCI to ATA in BIOS. After that I successfully performed installation and booted into win 7. I changed back mode to AHCI according to this tutorial:
Improve SATA hard disk performance (Convert from IDE to AHCI)
and everything was ok. I started to install updates (via windows update), but after installation and reboot I got BSOD again.

Unfortunately, OS did not generate any minidump (I checked it in system properties if generate dump file is checked and it is), but no minidump (I searched it almost everywhere...). So I installed all latest drivers from dell (especially SATA and chipset) and it seemed to get OK. But during work with computer, sometimes response is getting worse, sometimes computer suddenly freeze.

My computer spec:
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Answer:BSOD after clean Win7 installation on new SSD Kingston

Sorry to see you are still having problems. Hopefully we can track them down. I'll call in other people to help this time if needed.

Dell's updates do not seem recent enough to support SSDs, in my opinion. Try updating drivers through the Intel? Driver Update Utility and see if it provides better support.

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Hey all!

Writing this for the second time as my comp BSOD'd while I was first writing this.

So, I recently (last two weeks) installed a new SSD into my 5 year old laptop. Onto this I put a fresh windows 7 installation. Since then I've gotten 6 BSOD's as well as some random crashes that didn't produce a dump file. They weren't always while doing the same thing, although about half have been while watching video.

I'm afraid it's the SSD itself, but I'm hopeful that it's just a driver issue, since this is a fresh win 7 install after all. I've already tried clearing out the video driver completely with Display Driver Uninstall and reinstalling, but that hasn't helped.

Most of the bsod's have irql_not_less_or_equal as the title, but I believe some said something different. Either way, they're bundled into the report I've attached.

Any help is appreciated.


Answer:6 BSOD so far. New ssd installed. Clean win7 installation.

Hello and welcome sonium mate some system specs would be good especially as this is an older machine System Info - See Your System Specs

Then run these in safe mode if need be

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Hi Geeks,
I've recently been thinking of reformatting my PC and reinstalling Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 on my System. I have had the computer since approx 2008 which I bought brand new from Dell and my set-up is thus:

Model: Dell Inspiron 570
Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor 2.80 GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
C Drive: 300 GB (and almost full)

My System has served me well with very few minor hiccups really and has been up and running in the same format since I bought it in 2008 but I believe it's now time to run a clean installation of Windows as despite using CCleaner and installing updates regularly it has become quite slow and a little bloated, I guess, over the years.

I have recently had a few BSOD episodes too. The most recent being this morning which said volsnap.sys. I don't know much about this but after Google-ing it, i believe it may possibly be related to my Avast! Security System or drivers. I dunno?

Anyway, I guess what I wanted to ask was....what is the best (and quickest) way to format/uninstall and re-install Windows Home Premium 7 64-bit on my system?
Sadly, I can't find my original legit Windows disc that came with the computer but I do still have the original product Key number saved.

I guess I need an ISO image of Win 7 Home Prem 64-bit which I've seen kicking around online and also guess I need to buy a blank DVD to copy it onto?
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Answer:Win7 Home Prem Re-installation & BSOD

Skinno said:

Hi Geeks,
I've recently been thinking of reformatting my PC and reinstalling Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 on my System. I have had the computer since approx 2008 which I bought brand new from Dell and my set-up is thus:

Model: Dell Inspiron 570
Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor 2.80 GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
C Drive: 300 GB (and almost full)

My System has served me well with very few minor hiccups really and has been up and running in the same format since I bought it in 2008 but I believe it's now time to run a clean installation of Windows as despite using CCleaner and installing updates regularly it has become quite slow and a little bloated, I guess, over the years.

I have recently had a few BSOD episodes too. The most recent being this morning which said volsnap.sys. I don't know much about this but after Google-ing it, i believe it may possibly be related to my Avast! Security System or drivers. I dunno?

Anyway, I guess what I wanted to ask was....what is the best (and quickest) way to format/uninstall and re-install Windows Home Premium 7 64-bit on my system?
Sadly, I can't find my original legit Windows disc that came with the computer but I do still have the original product Key number saved.

I guess I need an ISO image of Win 7 Home Prem 64-bit which I've seen kicking around online and also guess I need to buy a blank DVD to copy ... Read more

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Recently I have reinstalled Win7 after several BSOds which seemed to be caused by ntoskrnl.exe.
However after I've finished all necessary procedures the crashes did not stop.
Several different files/drivers seem to cause these crashes including ntoskrnl.exe.
In past week my PC crashed five times.
All drivers except for chipset are up to date, I could not find those online.
I have attached my minidump files to this post so everyone can view them.

Only hardware change in my computer are two new RAM cards which I added almost year ago.
These apparently did not cause the issue since PC worked fine with them for several months.

Thank you for your responses.

Answer:New Win7 installation after formating, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGE_AREA BSOD

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.
Post it in your next post.

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

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

Also, it does not recognize my optical drive./

Can anyone help me?

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

Its probably a bad drive.

What is your EIDE Configuration?

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

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I'm having a major problem getting Windows 7 Enterprise Edition 64bit install on a brand new Satellite Pro L300D-22E. Both Windows 7 32bit and Windows Vista 64bit install fine with zero issues or problems.

I have tried...

Fresh install booting from CD
Upgrade install from within Windows Vista 64bit with latest device drivers
Turned off devices in BIOS

Everything I try get the exact same result...

"STOP: c00021a {Fatal System Error}
The initial session process or system process terminated unexpectedily
Satus of 0x00000000 (0xc0000001 0x00100438).
The system has been shut down."

Does anyone know what might be causing this and how I can go about fixing the problem and getting Win 7 64bit installed on this laptop?

Thank you

Answer:Satellite Pro L300D-22E: Win7 64-bit Installation ends with BSOD

What version of Win7 is it?

Beta? RC? RTM?

Have you updated the BIOS to the latest version?

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Hi there, hoping someone can help...

I've eventually managed to get a dual boot system going. I've installed Win7 on one hard drive and Win XP Pro on another.
I've still got to figure out how to get a dual boot menu going, but in the meantime I press the F10 key during Boot-up of the machine and I suppose its my Bios that allows me to decide which hard drive to boot from. Both boot-ups in either XP or Win7work fine.

However, when I boot in Win7 I can't seem to save files that I have edited i.e. I can open up the file and make chnages, but as soon as I try to save and replace, I get an access denied message, although I've got admin rights. However on some drives I can edit without a problem. Even on the same drive, for example the c: drive, I can edit and save files in the My docyments folder, but can for example not edit and save files in the Program Files (x86) folder on the same drive ....

If I boot in XP, this problem does not occur and all files are accessbile and can be edited and saved ...

Any ideas? Any help would be extremely appreciated ...

Answer:Dual Boot - Win7 and XP - Access denied to files when booting in Win7

You need to share your files/folders.

Troubleshoot "access denied" when opening files or folders

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Okay, so ive tried many ways, and Ive finally got stuck with using a VHD.
I have followed countless tutorials, and finally found one. (on this forums somewhere)
I go through all the steps, and it seems like it is working, and then when I boot my system it says this,

things I have done to try to fix this:
Updated BIOS
Enabled Virtualization in BIOS
Please help! I have been trying to get it to work for days...

Answer:DUAL BOOTING PROBLEMS- booting win8 with win7.

Hi Ronnie and welcome to the Forum.

Why don't you try this. It is easier and it works: VMware Player - Install Windows 8

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Dear all,Initially I was using windows xp by installing with c: drive but after I installed windows 7 with d: drive however I needed to remove windows 7 from the d: drive, then I format my d: drive through window and comd promt but still I am being optioned to select one of OS as at earlier. This is my problem : so how to remove and delete unwanted boot.ini files or whatever from the boot sector.

Answer:XP-Win7 Multi booting Remove & reinstall Win7

Rightclick My Computer & select PropertiesUnder the Advanced tab click on Startup & Recovery settings.Set XP as the default operating system and set time-out to & exit.This is the easy way for dummies.You can manually edit the Boot.ini file to remove all reference to the other operating system but there is a risk you may mess it up & be unable to boot into XP.Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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Scenario is I have a new sata3 SSD drive on which I want to install Win7. The PC has an existing build of Win7 on a different disc which i want to reformat & use for data. I tried this previously and ended up with a dual booting system. Trying to remove the old Win7 installation and format that disc created much trouble so now I'm starting again.

Can someone tell me please how to:
1. Install Win7 on the new SSD disc (I'm assuming this will work ok as I've done it before),
2. Have the system recognise only the new Win7 installation at boot & not the old Win7 installation so I don't have to select which OS to use,
3. Reformat the old Win7 disc and remove any boot references that it might hold.


Answer:Create Win7 installation on new disc and remove old Win7 install

Only have the SSD connected when you install the new OS.

Then connect your old drive, boot into your new installation and format the old drive.

All done.

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Hi, I purchased a windows vista-windows 7 upgrade for $30 from a student deal here in canada. The method of installation was a simple .exe file which ran a sort of setup which automatically upgraded to windows 7. Now I have win7 professional 64 bit on my PC, and I just bought a new solid state drive. I want to move the installation to the SDD.

So here's the problem:

I don't have a windows 7 installation DVD, so I can't exactly use the steps described in the tutorial for reinstalling a windows 7 upgrade. I do have a valid upgrade version Product Key, so what I would like to know is whether or not it would work to clone my current install to my SDD. My SDD only has 120GB of space, so I would have to basically delete everything, but I don't care about that. Alternatively, is it illegal to download an image of a win7 installation DVD and use my valid Product Key? Theoretically the product key would work right? (I make this assumption based on the sticky about re-installing win7 upgrade versions). Or, would my key only work with a win7 install dvd that it was intended for? (I don't have one so that wouldn't really work).

I just don't have a clue what to do here, because I don't think I can get another copy of that EXE that I used to upgrade. It says on their website that you can only re-download 30 days from your date of purchase. Am I totally stuck? I am completely welcome to any suggestions because I really hope that I didn't just waste $400 on an SSD, because I definit... Read more

Answer:Move Win7 Upgrade Version to New Drive Without Win7 Installation DVD

I dont know whether your student deal is the same as the Digitalriver student upgrade deal that used to be available for $29.99. The iso's for those are available, download them only if you have a genuine upgrade key.

MS/Digital River Student ISO Links

Also see this thread.

Cloning Win7 to SSD

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I am trying to install 64 bit Windows 7 in order to repair windows installer, which gave me lot of problems that i couldn't solve. So i tried an upgrade installation (as suggested in another forum) with the original cd. (Win 7 was already installed on the pc, in this way i only tryed to repair the error)

The installation was going well. No problems were encounted as the program proceeded through the gathering files process. Then, a MSDOS window appeared and the installation hung-up. At the top of the box is: Adminitrator:X:\$WINDOWS~BT\Windows\system32\cmd.exe. Inside the box is: X:\$WINDOWS~BT\Windows\system32>wpeinit. On the next line is:

The installation has stopped.

Now i can regularly use the pc if before booting that screen if i press up and down keys alternatively until i can choose to continue win7 installation or start windows. In that way the pc works fine.

But i would like to prevent this operation (the pc isn't mine)... So anyone knows how to cancel a previous pending installation of win7??

Thanks in advance

Answer:Wpeinit during Win7 install & Cancel pending installation of Win7

Try continuiing the installation to see if it will proceed or offer to roll back, Then try to start it over again watching for issues it flags to resolve. Back up your files, of course. Unplug all peripherals and other HD's.

If it fails I would back up your files, gather program installers and Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail Win7.

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Only moderate desperation would cause me to post this ?.

If machine #1 has a funtioning copy of Quicken 2003 and the 2nd machine a quasi functioning is there a utility that can gather all necessary registry program files and... From #1 and 'install' on #2?

Other option (and I'll probably have to visit the Acronis forum but since I'm here...) could the latest version image #1 then restore just 2003 to #2 in working fashion?


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Hey guys,

I have this crucial m4 128gb 6gb/s for over a month. I had it running well, with the firmware up to date til i managed to clean my computer. Looks like the boot manager didn't like that i switch moved two mechanical drive in different port. the boot manager was probably on them so thats why win7 was tripping and freezing.

So i unplugged the two mechanical drive, and did a fresh install of win7. I have a gigabyte x58-ud3r with 9128 marvell chip on on my 6/7 gSATA port. When i get the ssd, i put the ICH10 in AHCI and the gSATA port as well, and the installation completed.

Now, it just dont work. win7 will copy the files, decompress them and then when it reboot it will hangs at the logo screen and do nothing for like 30 min. I tried switching the port 6/7 in IDE, and windows installation just complete. Try to switch it back once win7 is install and it will hang on at the logo screen. The win7 registry key for ahci is set to 0 like it should be, but i can't boot win7 when its set to ahci in the bios.

I tried the fresh installation 3 times. I have load the marvell driver from my mobo cd with the partionning tool in win7 installation, and now it says what the installation can't update the registry after decompressing the files and it cancels the installation.

I've been on this for two days and it gives me serious headache. please guys, where do i start to make this ssd works like it was.

Answer:WIN7-I can't complete win7 installation in AHCI.

i solved it, thanks guy

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Hi all,

I just installed Win XP on my new latop on a 10GB partition that is on the HDD that holds the ~600GB Win7 partition.

I have done this before and usually I get the BIOS screen that lets me choose between OS's.

But this time I cannot choose and it only boots up into WinXP. The drive letter of the Win7 partition is E, the XP one is G, and the system reserved space has taken up prime C position. Also my external HDD has gone to D.

All help would be appreciated!


Answer:Booting into Win7/XP

My guess would be that this is an "active partition" problem. Please post a full picture (snip) of your Disk Management so that we can have a look.

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Question: win7 not booting

I can't start my comp. I switch on the power supply and it *seems* to be starting (the fan moves on the mobo) and I see a screen which says "loading operating system" and then it stops. It freezes on a black screen. Doesn't load anything.

This all started after I had tried (and failed) to connect the front usb cables to the mobo. It did boot all right, prior to that, so what might have gone wrong?

This is very frustrating so, please, if you can help, that would be great!

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Question: Win7 not booting


I had this problem last night , my laptop became dead slow at 1st then while browsing it hanged completely and I could not even start task manager , I restarted it by holding the power button and it showed toshiba logo and then a black screen , with blinking cursor, I turned it off after sometime because it was not booting and started looking for the solution. I found the remove battery n charger , hold power for 60sec thing but when I turned it on before applying the method it booted normally now after some hours it became dead slow so I restarted it by going to start > restart and it restarted but again the black screen and white cursor , So after trying 10 times f8 it did not work (win recovery ) I tried the battery removing thing ,still no help, not to forget num lock light is on , fans are working , but i can not do anything else

I ran a bootable kapersky rescue . it showed no virus, then I rebooted it was the same , i rebooted again n the window booted normally with normal super speed as usual, i shut down twice and turn on and it worked, but when I restarted it when to the black screen again n is still the same.
I remember the 1st time when this happened last night was when I restarted it , because it became too slow,
So now I got a point that it is having problem when restarted.

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Answer:Win7 not booting

Hi from Sevenforums,

I would backup straight using Acronis 30 day trial you should be able to make a boot disk choose one of the options.

Award-winning PC backup software - Acronis True Image 2014

You can use Macrium Reflect and create a boot disk:
Award-winning PC backup software - Acronis True Image 2014

Do it from another computer.

Ensure you have recovery disks that you should have burned first bootup of computer.

Do a data video, music and documents etc. backup. DO system and data backup.

You can then do a recovery using disks or recovery partition follow the prompts.

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hello everyone. I have been trying to fix this problem for over 20 hours total now... and i'm completely stumped... I was hoping you would be able to help me out.

when i start my laptop, the screen stalls with a black screen and a blinking dash in the top left.

how this happened: I had a linux operating system installed within windows as a dual boot, but yesterday linux was offering an update and i decided to install it. in one of the steps of the installation process, it asked where to install grub2, and i foolishly marked all my drives (the installation instructions said if i was unsure, then install it on all drives, so i did). when the computer booted up after restarting, it froze at a "rescue grub>" screen.

from then on, i've been trying solution after solution that i found online to fix this issue, but nothing worked. here are some things i've tried:

1. I tried a win7 repair CD and used the "bootrec.exe /fixboot" and /fixmbr commands multiple times. I even tried to rebuild the bcd with the /rebuildbcd command and i managed to rebuilt it twice, each times it did not solve the problem.

2. i attempted to remove grub through a linux live CD that i have which allows my CD drive to act as a temp OP. i then formatted the partition that had linux on it in case that helped, but it didn't.

I am at my wits end trying to solve this problem... I desperately don't want to have to reformat my entire computer... i have no external H... Read more

Answer:win7 booting problem

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Hello all,
I am having some major problems booting up my computer using the oem windows 7 64bit cd. I have a custom built computer which is compatiable to run windows 7. The problem i get is when windows 7 is installing and it stops normally around 8%-20% with this error "code error: 0x80070570". I have tried the repair tool aswell but since iam not that good with computers i do not know if I am using it the right way. I have been researching for the answers to this problem for days now.. I have tried alot of advice but none of them seem to work for me. So i thought I may aswell post and pray that somebody can help me. If anyone requires more information on the problem I will provide try to provide them with it.
thanks to all in advance.

Answer:Error while booting up Win7.. please help!


This seems to be a common problem. Suggest you try out the solutions on these pages.

windows 7 error code 0x80070570 during install

Error code: 0x80070570

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I just completed my Sandy Bridge build using the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe MOBO. I installed XP SP3 first on HD #1, and then Win7 on HD #2. The Win7 bootloader defaulted to Win7 64-bit and 30 seconds after powering up would boot into the system. I could then boot into XP from the bootloader without any problems. After a few weeks, the bootloader, after the 30 seconds, would no longer load Win7 by default, it would go to a black screen with no cursor. After a hard reboot, the bootloader would come up again and I could manually select which OS to boot into, and everything was fine; both into XP and Win7.

The other hiccups were the double POSTing, which I fixed with BIOS tweaks that I read about in other forums. And whenever I had to do a hard reboot, before I got to the bootloader, I would get an error message (just below the American Megatrends logo) which said that my overclocking failed and that I had to go into BIOS to correct it.

Today while I was downloading and installing Win7 updates, my internet connection dropped and half the updates failed to install, and it gave me a restart prompt, which I did. Now I can no longer boot into Win7. It tries to boot but it says that it tried to but failed to repair some Windows files. When I try using the recovery disk I created, that brings me to a screen with options that include using a restore point and restoring a backup image. I don't have a restore point, and though I have a backup image, I want that to be my last resort. XP lo... Read more

Answer:Dual Booting XP and Win7 64-bit

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I'm having a bit of an issue with Windows 7 and XP after dual booting them. I had XP installe,d and then installed 7 on another partition. Everything went fine, except that I can't boot XP: there's no option.

I tried a few things in command prompt such as bcedit /set and most of those commands. It added the option to the menu, but it said that /ntldr was not bootable as it was missing or corrupt.

I also read somewhere that you should try to copy some files like boot.ini to your 7 partition from your XP partition, but that didn't work since I have no access to my XP partition and trying to assign a dirve letter doesn't work: the option is grayed out.

When partitioning, I set the 7 drive letter to E:. I tried to use EasyBCD to change it, but it only showed C: and D:. According to EasyBCD, both 7 and XP are trying to load from C:. Changing XP to D: makes it revert back automatically.

Could anyone shed some light? Thanks.

Answer:Not Booting after Installing Win7

I have a dual-boot of XP and Win 7 on this system .

If XP was initially installed and functioning...installing Win 7 should have picked it up, since the Win 7 bootloader overrides the boot.ini file of XP.

When you boot into either O/ is C:, while the other is either D: (normally the optical drive letter) or E: (next recognized drive). On a dual-boot, there is no permanent assignmnet of C:, C: denotes the Windows system booted into/active at that time.

I would use EasyBCD to add the XP install.

I would boot into EasyBCD...Edit Boot Menu button. Delete the existing boot option reflected for XP (if there is one). Save Settings.

Click Add New Entry Button, Tyep = Win NT/XP, etc., Name = Windows XP, Drive = D .

Click Add Entry button.

Click View Settings, see if both drives are properly reflected. If so, set default you want to boot into.


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today i got anew graphics card before i was using built in graphics. anyway when i installed the new card and went to power on the system everything turns on all fans,etc but windows doesn't start up. i checked all of the connections from the power supply and on the motherboard but it still persists to not boot up idk what it is help please!!

Answer:Win7 Not Booting anymore

try to go into bios setup and disable the on board graphics chip. anyway, when you power on pc the graphics card name come up first on the screen. have a look the new or the on board chip name displayed on the screen?

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Hi, guys,

Really appreciate any help here...

My laptop was running XP until one day I decided to give Windows 7 a try, as usual, I backed up XP using Norton GHOST before doing a custom(fresh) Windows 7 installation.

Explored a bit with Windows 7, for some compatibility issue, I would like to revert back to XP but keep Windows 7 as a sandbox environment, googling and testing for a few days and now I'm stuck here and seeking for help....

Current situation:
1. Windows 7 boot loader to boot a (VHD Windows 7) along with the XP installation.
2. the Windows 7 VHD is restored to my latest Windows 7 GHOST image which was created when the Windows 7 actually sitting in my first HDD partition(Drive C)
3. the problem is that when I boot the Windows 7 VHD, it will forever stuck in the stage of "preparing the desktop", luckily I can still press Alt+Crtl+Delete to call up the taskmgr and subsequently run a "Command Prompt", then I could see that:
- C is assigned to the first partition which hosts my XP installation
- D:, E: correctly as my DATA drives
- F: is assigned to the Windows 7 VHD
that's the why I can't get my destop showing up...

Any idea I can get the VHD windows assigned with C?

What I have tried:
i. diskpart to re-assign the drive letter - not working - because the partition C is booting & system partition, can not assign or remove drive letter
ii. boot the Windows 7 DVD and repair the VHD windows 7 - not working - however, when ... Read more

Answer:Help! VHD Booting Win7 on XP machine...

Any idea?

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Hi all,
I have a Biostar TP67B+ and under the boot section of the bios, there is no available selection for USB drive. I only see my hard disks and CD-Rom drive.

I downloaded the full copy of Win7 from digitalriver and used the microsoft tool to make a bootable USB after I had formatted with NTFS. Am I doing something wrong?

Answer:Having trouble booting from Win7 USB

Press F9 while on the Biostar logo on boot?

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Hi all.

I have a strange problem. I have 4 hard disks in my PC.
1st is kingston ssd 60gb C:\
2nd 320 gb seagate D:\
3rd 500gb seagate E:\
4th also 500gb wd G:\

I have installed win7 64bit on 1st disk ( c: partition ), and PC is running just fine. Problem occurred when I wanted to make windows image backup and it didn't work because of an error. I googled a bit and found out it was because other hard disk than my default C: had probably some system files.
I looked into computer->manage-> disk management and saw it listed my G: partition as first one, and also says "system, active, primary" on its tab.
I disabled "active" in order to somehow disable "system" tag so I can have only C: as system (never installed any program on other then C:) and went into BIOS to check and change boot order. But as soon as I did it, it said "boot manager is missing" and nothing I did to change it how it was worked. I figured that it was because I made G: "inactive" so system couldn't start.
I made repair with my windows disk and now it all works again.
While its not bothering me too much, I'd still like to have C: as my only system-anything disk. What to do?

Note: G: disk was my GF's disk from old trashed PC which was not working, and it had windows installed before, but when I installed it in my case I formatted it (think I installed it before I did last windows reinstall)

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Answer:Win7 booting (HD issue)


There are a few methods to do this. Being that you have a windows disk, and that it seems you know how to insert HDDs in your computer...

One of the simplest is too disconnect all of the HDDs except your main one, and re-run start-up repair on your disk, and thus forcing it to be on the sole connected drive.

If you would rather not open up your PC case- that is understandable, and there are other methods that are quite simple as well.



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So I had a dual boot with XP and Win7 going. I just reinstalled XP onto the existing XP partition, so the Win7 one is still there. But now, my computer immediately boots into XP and skips the bootscreen. I'm assuming this is because my fresh install of XP overwrote the boot.ini file which makes the PC think that there is only 1 OS installed, when in fact, there are two. I googled and ran accross this post (Windows 7 boot.ini file - Windows 7 Forums) and it is the exact problem I am having. The only thing here is that I don't know how (as seen in the fifth post of that link) he got into Win7 to install EasyBCD. Can anyone tell me exactly how to get the bootmenu back?


Answer:Problem Booting Win7

Tutorial for Startup Repair

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I am tyring to get dual boot to work using EasyBCD. Tried everything
I can think of and read all the help files but just can't get it to work.
I have XP pro on one HDD and Win 7 on the other. The only way I can
select the desired OS is by
changing the drive order in BIOS. If I set it to boot from the W7
drive then BCD gives me the option of choosing Win7 or XP but only Win7
will load.
If I boot from the XP drive then BCD cannot see the W7 one. Sony Desktop PC.
Any suggestions please.

Answer:Dual booting Win7 and XP pro


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I just completed my Sandy Bridge build using the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe MOBO. I installed XP SP3 first on HD #1, and then Win7 on HD #2. The Win7 bootloader defaulted to Win7 64-bit and 30 seconds after powering up would boot into the system. I could then boot into XP from the bootloader without any problems. After a few weeks, the bootloader, after the 30 seconds, would no longer load Win7 by default, it would go to a black screen with no cursor. After a hard reboot, the bootloader would come up again and I could manually select which OS to boot into, and everything was fine; both into XP and Win7.

The other hiccups were the double POSTing, which I fixed with BIOS tweaks that I read about in other forums. And whenever I had to do a hard reboot, before I got to the bootloader, I would get an error message (just below the American Megatrends logo) which said that my overclocking failed and that I had to go into BIOS to correct it.

Today while I was downloading and installing Win7 updates, my internet connection dropped and half the updates failed to install, and it gave me a restart prompt, which I did. Now I can no longer boot into Win7. It tries to boot but it says that it tried to but failed to repair some Windows files. When I try using the recovery disk I
created, that brings me to a screen with options that include using a restore point and restoring a backup image. I don't have a restore point, and though I have a backup image, I want that to be my last resor... Read more

Answer:Dual Booting XP and Win7 64-bit

Unplug the XP HD, set Win7 HD as first to boot in BIOS setup (after DVD drive), boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, mark Win7 partition active, then run 3 startup Repairs with reboots to write the System Boot Files to Win7 HD.
Partition - Mark as Active
Startup Repair

When Win7 starts up on its own, plug back in the XP HD and boot it using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first BIOS splash screen - on Asus this is normally F8, ESC or DEL. This keeps the HD's independent whereas a Windows-managed Dual Boot interlocks them.

If it won't repair it is likely that System Resore cannot reverse the Updates which were botched. Try running System Restore from the System Recovery Options. If you don't have System Restore points for some reason, you'll need to reinstall or reimage Win7. Make your Paragon boot disk to reimage from stored image.

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Hello all,
My pc recently gave me some erros: shutting down suddenly and rebooting. After rebooting the pc functioned fine, .. Untill a next bsod.
Between bsod's I could however use it fine. I looked up the error-code on this bsod and it seemed the error was due to a driver being faulty
I planned on working on it because obviously this is not a good thing, but I waited too lang as It now does not want to boot anymore.

I get a bsod again, this time with the message ..." %hs is missing...." I could not read the rest of the error because the screen only blinks a split second and then the pc reboots.

I tried recovery console, tried recovery console with the regular win7-dvd,
Tried a chkdsk wich gave zero errors on the hd's
I have win7 running on a SS-disk so it is very fast, ... When it boots, which it now does not.

I did a search on the inet but it seems that %hs can meen a bunch of things.

Can you guys figure out what went wrong.
I would like to fix the problem over completely reinstalling the OS.

When trying to resolve the problem through the recovery console with the win7-disk (original) it was not able to find a previous win-install.

I also tried to boot up the pc with a linux-pc to be able to gather some of my non-backup-ed data but this didn't function neither. Probably due to the SSD-configuration. Anyhow, that is a different matter.

.... Or it could maybe mean the SSD died on me

Any advice?
Thx in advance

Answer:Win7 Not booting, %hs is missing?

Check your graphics card drive and ensure that it's updated to the latest. Also, perform Windows update check and ensures that you've already installed all the latest updates available from Microsoft.

Last thing I'd say to check is cable connections and memory sticks. Tighten all the cable connections and remove and then reinsert the memory sticks to ensure that it's not the faulty one.

Good luck!!

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I have a game that isn't running correctly. I think it's because I'm using a 64-bit OS and not 32-bit (it ran correctly on Vista 32-bit, I know it's Vista and not 7 but other people are having the same exact problem on Vista 64-bit). I have the retail version of Windows 7 Home Premium, it came with both the 32 and 64 bit installer cd's, but only one registration key. If I would dual boot with both versions, would I only legally be able to use one of them since they would be using the same registration key? I know there is this in the faq:


Now what i mean by that is you can install the OS and activate it by the Internet on that number of machines. This can only be done 1 machine at a time. You can only have 1 copy activated and operating on the Internet at any given time to be within the EULA and terms of the license agreement to be fully legal.

I'm not quite sure if this fits since it really is only one machine, but it is one registration key for two different operating systems.

Answer:Dual Booting Win7 32 and 64 Bit

No you cant. Even it being the same machine you would have to uninstall the 64 Bit version first. That is how the license works. Only 1 active install at any time. Even dual booting where only one can be active at any time still falls into this category since you technically have it installed twice.

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Question: Dual-Booting Win7

Hey Guys,
I got a Computer with a 120gb HD and I'm gonna install Vista as my main OS(when I get the time) and I'd like to dual boot Win7 pro. How would I go about doing that?

Answer:Dual-Booting Win7

Easy since Vista will be first in. Just partition the drive first and giving W7 some 20GB or more and install it there. A menu will be automatically created by Windows where you can then choose which flavour you want. Welcome to the multi-boot world.

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1.When i was playing the game in my win7 partition ,the photo11 from the link showed up.
2.Then it restarted itself and now it wont boot in my XP or WIn7 , for xp it will show the photo5 and the screen turns off... with the cpu running and if i boot to win7 it shows a unreadable blue screen and shows the photo11 and turns off the screen...
3. please help,, ive included the screen shots with comments in then ive arranged then in the booting screen order..

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Is there a way to boot windows xp while windows 7 is running without restarting the computer? The reason I ask is because I want to boot xp from my ramdisk. I tried using disklessangel, but I could not get it to work. I setup the ramdisk, but I cannot boot xp from it because the program that loads the ramdisk backup onto the ramdisk does not run until windows 7 is loading, so the ramdisk is not available to boot xp from.Is there a way to run xp from a disk partition or dvd and then move it to the ramdisk?

Answer:Booting xp from Win7 ramdisk

You have Windows 7 Ultimate. That allows you to run a downloaded free cop of WinXP pro and run it in a virtual mode. No need to reboot then. Look at the link below.

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Ok, welcome everybody, my name is Tommy. I have a huge problem about installing windows so i will write down everything. Already a couple of days trying to install a new Windows (W7) and boot Windows normally and pass the Windows logo and one comes to the blue image and then the setup should appear but nothing. Just standing and standing. In fact, I had trouble installing Windows 7 because we talked error code 5 so I found a fix and managed to install os. Now he does not want to appear on Win7 setup or even on Vista. I tried to remove and replace the cables but that did not help. I'm desperate, I do not know what more to do.

Specs: Windows 7 x64
Processor: AMD X2 250 OC 3.3
GPU: HD5670 1GB

Please help me: (

Answer:No setup after booting Win7 and other OS-es

Hi Tommy. Welcome to 7 Forums. Let me ask you this. Are you trying to do a dual boot with Vista and 7, or a clean install of just 7 by itself? If that is the case, try following the steps in this great tutorial by gregrocker for clean installs.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Since you already have the installation DVD then you can skip the steps about downloading the Windows 7 iso and use your own disk.

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Hi everyone,

I've got an issue with my dual booting. My setup is as follows:

I have 2 harddrives. 1st is 320GB partition into 3 drives and 2nd is 250GB partition into 2 drives (so 5 partitions).

In the 1st partition, I have Windows 7 installed, and second partition is XP. 3rd is free, 4th has Win7 again, and 5th partition is free also.

Win7 was installed first (which resides on the 2nd harddrive), then on the 1st harddrive, I installed xp on 2nd partition, and then finally installed win7 on 1st partition thinking it will pick up the other 2 OSs and will have a nice little menu to choose from. Needless to say, that didn't work. So I downloaded BCD and it recognized all three OSs and did a boot menu for me.

Restarted, and get a menu with 3 entries. entries for Win7 work but for XP do not work.

The million dollar question: how do I fix that? :cool


Answer:Dual booting Win7 + XP

With regards your query there Is a very good article here for you to follow.

and here

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As the topic says I got no boot screen while powering up my comp, everything is running fine but I don't see, but I can't for example go to the bios since I don't get any connection to the screen.The thing is that I get connection with the screen and picture when I come to the login windows 7 window.I've tried all my 5 dvi screen contacts without results, can't come up with why it acts like that, so please help me out if you got any idea.System:Os: Windows 7 64-bit home premiumProcessor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055TProcessor cooler: Corsair H50Mother board: ASUS M4A89GTD PRORam: Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz 4GBGfx: x2 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5Monitor: LG Flatron w2252tqHdd: Corsair SSD Force Series 2,5" 60GB (boot hdd)Psu: Chieftec Super Series 750W PSU

Answer:No screen while booting (win7)

If you are using dual graphics cards connected together, your Windows 7/Radeon driver makes everything work fine, but your BIOS may not support it, of may need a change in BIOS settings. Try removing one graphics card to set BIOS, or remove both and use onboard graphics or basic graphics card to set BIOS. In your BIOS, you will probably need to disable onboard graphics and set the Primary Video Controller. See your manual or online manual for details.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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This is a continuation of my first post here.if i create a system image from one computer and use it on another computer whose hdd has spoilt ( most likely ) to restore everything will it work?

Answer:win7 PC not booting up (Part 2)

This could only work if the hardware of the two systems were very similar. Otherwise the drivers, and possibly the HAL, would be wrong and the system would not boot.

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

Answer:Booting from installation CD

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

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

regards, Sybella

Answer:XP Installation/booting help

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Hi all,

I've had my P55 LE for about a month and a half now, but I just bought a 120GB OCZ Agility SSD that I want to migrate my Win7 install to from my 300GB HDD. I created a backup image using Norton Ghost 15.0 on a third backup drive, and restored the image to the SSD. Alas when I went to boot, I got the BOOTMGR NOT FOUND error, so I tried to reboot with the Win7 install DVD in the drive to fix the problem.

The DVD drive is my #1 boot priority drive, and it started right up, detected an OS error, and decided to reboot to begin the fix. Although this time, it prompted me for a "Press any key to boot from CD/DVD..." and my keystrokes were not detected. I tried several times and I could not boot from the DVD! I had issues seeing my USB mouse/keyboard when booting from Acronis TrueImage 2010 Home Trial (but weirdly, THAT had no issue with the "Press any key..." prompt).

Any suggestions? I would love to fix my Win7 clone and get up and running on the beautiful SSD. :P


Intel Core i5 750
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770
Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic
2x2GB G.Skill DDR3-1600 Ripjaws
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 SATA 3.0Gbps 300GB (old OS drive)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 3.0Gbps 1TB (backup drive with image)
OCZ Agility 120GB SSD (new OS drive)
LG GBC-H20L combo Blu-ray reader/DVD burner/CD burner
Antec TruePower 650W
Das Keyboard Professional (USB)
Logitech USB wireless mouse

Your help is appreciated!

Answer:USB keyboard not detected when booting from Win7 DVD

If it was happening in the DVD you could insert the keyboard drivers on the repair screen where it shows an installation to fix. Sounds like it is failing to detect keyboard before getting into the DVD, so the only fix would be to try replugging the keyboard or using a PS2 keyboard rather than USB.

You'll need to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to attempt repairs and then rewrite MBR which apparently was not copied.

If it fails, try recreating the image using WIndows 7 backup imaging and reimage from the DVD repair console. Macrium Free is also good. I'd even try copying using a partition manager. There may be issues copying/cloning to an SSD.

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All-right fellas I'm new here, yeah, and my name is Ofir. I'm from Israel hence the weird sounding name.
The problem I have should be a challenge to the most experienced of you. I'm no pro, so how do I know it? BECAUSE MY PC IS AN ABOMINATION SENT FROM HELL TO DESTROY MY SOUL.
After getting my frustrations out of the way, I'll start spilling my guts about this problem:

I turn on my PC after a while it has been off. at least 40 minutes. and it boots alright. everything seems to be in order. The small hard-drive led is blinking, stating that windows should be up and about in no-time. The Win7 logo creates itself on my screen from these 4 lil' balls of light. The hard-drive led is still blinking. Such drama!
the 3 keyboard lights(the "lock" lights) blink also and just then the PC freezes. God wouldn't be able to make it work in this state.
I reset the little devil, the PC boots itself, I get the question whether I want Windows startup manager to check itself out or if I want Windows to start normally. At first I gave it a go, but of course I wasn't surprised to find out that Windows couldn't fix the problem. So from then on I just didn't bother with it.
so I start my windows normally and it boots up good and everything is alright. seriously, the PC works perfectly. as smooth as butter.

Now, let me fill you in with the facts:
If I restart my Windows from Windows, it starts up good.
If I turn the PC off and immediately on, i... Read more

Answer:Win7 has a weird problem booting.

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Hello, I had windows XP installed for my main OS. I have 2 HDs on my computer, I use one per OS. I installed Windows 7 on the other HD, now making Windows 7 my default OS to load. I do not have the option to get into XP anymore. I know Windows 7 doesn't use boot.ini anymore, so I was hoping someone could help me out and point me in the right direction.


Answer:Dual booting Win7 & WinXP

Hi Rutger, welcome to sevenforums.

You can use EasyBCD as in this tutorial to add the XP boot entry back.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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A couple weeks ago following a Windows update (may or may not be related), my Toshiba Satellite L675 failed to boot up. After trying a few dozen times to reboot (and a lot of simple/ineffective internet troubleshooting), I let it sit for a number of hours, after which it booted up and I could find nothing wrong. But after powering down, it failed to boot again until the next day, again after trying to boot it a few dozen times. Before powering down, I did a restore to before the Windows update initiated, so the update doesn't seem to have been the problem.
What happens: When I push power, the machine powers up, the disk drive powers up and the wi-fi light comes on, but it won't boot. Nothing else happens. I have to hold down the power button to power down again.
The next time it finally booted up, following the advice of a Bleeping Computer mod, I moved a lot of my files to an external storage drive to increase the free space to over 25% (currently its over 50%). This got it to start booting again. He also checked out my system and said there are reasons to believe I may have an infected machine, and to bring my problem here.
After about a week of booting up properly, my computer has gone back to not booting up again. It takes so many tries and only boots up about once a day.
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

Answer:Laptop (Win7) stopped booting

Hello Sizuper and Welcome to the BleepingComputer.
My name is Yılmaz and I'll help you with the cleanup of malware from your computer.
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Please copy and paste the logfiles directly into your posts. Please do not attach them unless you are instructed to do so.
Read the instructions carefully. If you have problems, stop what you  were doing and describe the problems you encountered as precisely as  you can.
Don't install or uninstall software during the cleanup unless you are told to do so.
If you can't answer for the next few days, please let me know. If  you haven't answered within 5 days, I am assuming that you don't need  help anymore and your topic will be closed.
I can not guarantee that we will find and be able to remove all  malware. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review  my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic
As my first language is not English, please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to understand.
Please open as administrator  the computer. How is open as administrator  the computer?
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, as they will  interfere with our tools and the removal. If you are unsure how to do ... Read more

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I have a ASUS laptop running Win 7 pro 64-bit.

It has whole disk encryption with Symantec PGP. Not sure if that's the problem.

I can boot into safe mode but not into "regular mode."

When I boot regular, I hear the "start up" sound but screen is blank.

Screen comes on "safe mode."

I've ran "sfc/scannow" and it returned no problem.

Another problem is it hangs forever at "shut down"

I've looked into the articles that already exist on this problem but found no solution.

I've tried system restore but it hangs at "shut down" again.

Is there any other details I can provide to help?


Answer:Symantec PGP encrypted Win7 64-bit not booting

not sure if it's the encryption.

In safe mode, after I uninstall and remove the display drivers (nvidia, intel HD), normal mode boots and displays.

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I am unable to open Win7 64 bit normally. This has been an escalating problem for about
a month. It began as a problem every 4-5 times I started Win7. It got more frequent and
then, about two weeks ago, I was unable to open Win7 normally at all. I can get to Safe
Mode. When I try to open Win7 normally, I get the Windows logo and Starting Windows,
then the screen goes black. The red light indicating hard drive activity continues to flicker
but the screen will remain empty for as long as I want to wait.

I have run Startup Repair booting from the installation DVD. It either finds nothing wrong or
fixes something and tells me to restart, but I can't. I have tried System Restore three times
with no luck. I'm just going around in circles.

The only things new to the computer are more RAM and an nVidia graphics card but these
were installed after the problem began.

I have 2 hard drives, one with Win7 and one with Ubuntu Linux installed. The Llnux side
works fine so I have internet access.

I have run Malwarebytes, SuperAntispyware, something from Kaspersky that looks for rootkits.
I have run hardware diagnostics. I have Norton 360 on the Win7 drive. All are up to date.
None can find anything wrong.

Last week I took it to trouble-shooting session at HAL-PC (Houston Area League of PC users)
and it worked fine plugged into their CRT monitor and wired keyboard and USB mouse.
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Answer:Unable to open Win7 normally even booting from DVD.

Can you boot Win7 if you unplug the Linux HD and assure Win7 HD is set first to boot in BIOS?

If not Mark Partition Active the 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) or WIn7 partition then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times from the Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk .

Try running that way to see if the problem persists before plugging back in the Linux HD to boot itself via the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key at boot. Uninstall GRUB if it still messes with Win7.

If these fail then I'd borrow a wired keyboard and mouse to try that.

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I currently have a system (not the system I'm on now) that triple boots in this order : WINXP/WIN7/WIN7.

I would like to keep XP and one of my Win7 installations as is and upgrade the second WIN7 installation to Win8, so I would then have a triple boot like this: WINXP/WIN7/WIN8. Will this work? or am I going to lose the XP and other Win7 installation.

I know the system I want to do this on does meet all requirements, so that's not a problem, I just want to know if I'm going to lose any of the other Windows installations if I were to try this.

Answer:Triple Booting Win8 with Win7 and XP

I think that, yes, you would loose one. But with two internal HD's it should be doable.
Clone your current HD... WINXP/WIN7/WIN7...

Then have Win 8 wipe it with a fresh install.

Place the image of WINXP/WIN7/WIN7 on your second hard drive and then at boot
choose either HD1 or HD2 as the boot device.

The best of both worlds. ummm maybe?

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Ok, so I have an odd problem show up this last week, and it has only happened 2 times. I rebooted my computer and headed off to the kitchen to get some tea, I come back to see a screen saying something along the lines of boot fail, device could not be found or some such. I then hit enter and let the PC go through its BIOS and then it came to the OS selection screen, listing Win7 and Vista....But I have Vista on this computer and have never had another OS installed no less Win7. I just blew it off and then I rebooted but 10 mins ago to see the same screen. I checked msconfig to see it had both listed and Win7 marked as default, I deleted it and set Vista as default and hope this fixes the problem and it does not come back. However I was wanting to know if anyone else had heard of or seen something like this before?

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32bit operating sys | 4gig ram | i5 intel cpu
Recently started to boot slow (2 mins to load welcome screen) used to boot 15/20 sec.
i restored to old restore point, deleted all unwanted programs, virus and malware checks
On first re boot after maintenance boots fast again but subsequent re boots are slow again!
Any suggestions?

Answer:Slow Booting Win7 Ultimate

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I joined this forum because I just got Windows 7 Professional x64 and a 120G SSD and am having issues booting from the SSD.

I've installed Windows 7 fine on the SSD without any other hard drive connected to the MoBo (SSD is SATA 6 Gb/s). The SSD is booting on its own like a dream, so I know there is nothing wrong with the SSD or my Win 7 installation.

My conundrum is that when I connect my old hard drives (3) (not wiped, one still has Win XP installed) to get my docs and stuff off them, I can't boot to my SSD. I Turn the PC off, connect the old drives to Sata ports 2, 3, 4 (SSD is Sata 1 6Gb/s) and turn the PC on, my computer now wants to boot from my old drives and trys to boot XP.
So I reboot and check the BIOS to configure the boot sequence but my SSD is not showing in the boot sequence, just the old HDD, it normally (with no other drives connected) shows the SSD in the boot sequence.
Next it disconnect the old HDD's, and run disk manager once booted Win7 and check to make sure the SSD is active, which it is.

I reconnect the old HDD and nothing changes. I even disconnect the drive with XP installed on it but still cannot see my SSD in the boot sequence with the other old HDD's connected.

I am now lost and searching forums where I have ended up here for looking for someones expert advice. lol

Also, I've checked my BIOS drive settings and SATA is IDE not Raid or AHCI.

If anyone could be of assistance I'd really appreciate it.



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Answer:Problem Booting Win7 x64 form SSD

I'd imagine that if you really needed the data on your IDE HDDs, you could always connect them via a USB, FireWire or eSATA external device after booting up in Windows 7 Pro on your SSD.

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win7 x64 sp1
quad core q8400
8GB ddr2

KIS 2013 installed, i did full scan, here is my startup applications:

startup takes around 7min, so i can use my pc normally, i did disc cleanup, fragmentation.
nothing helped unfortunateley.

any ideas?

Answer:Very slow booting time [win7 x64]

Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace

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I have a g51vx from asus with Win7 and i dont know what has happened...

Yesterday i was watching the world cup and there was a threat found by microsoft security, and i told it to clean it. Minute later, it was done and i continued to watch for a while, and then i turned the cpu off. came back 4 hours later to see this:

I power it on, and it goes past the asus gaming logo
Then you can see the hd light flashing and it comes to a black screen with an underscore on the top left, which blinks for a few seconds, and quickly goes down and it disappears.

Then i am left with a black screen, and nothing happens. The hd light isnt flashing at all. I tried keeping it on for a while, but nothing happens.

Im guessing the threat that was found stuck on to my boot files or something? Yet i know nothing of this so i need your help

Tried f5, f8, and it wont let me go into anything on startup except the blue bios screen.

Answer:Win7 not booting! BLACK SCREEN


Do you have Windows 7 installation DVD???
You can try System Repair

Configure in BIOS to boot from CD, and after PC starts,
press any key to boot from CD/DVD...
You then run System Repair

Keep us posted...

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This morning I downloaded and burned the ISO of Win 7 vs 7100.0.09042.1700 and intend to dual boot with XP MCE.The basic question is, where do I put W7? I imagine I will have to make a specific partition for it but don't seem to be able to do this in MMC.I have removed partitions with DISKPART, but have not made a new one. Is this possible?Not short of room, LOL, so where is the best place to install Win 7?

Answer:Question re dual booting XP and Win7

Looks like I can use DISKPART using eithercreate partition primary [size=n][noerr], orcreate volume simple [size=n][noerr].Which one?(I was thinking of using the other internal drive F:)

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System tries to boot then goes to startup repair. It tells me that I have a corrupt dll file in my system32 folder. (kdcom.dll to be exact) I've tried using DVD recovery tools, command prompt and run a fixmbr, fixboot & rebuildbcd to no avail. Other than reformat (which I'd rather have a root canal) I'm out of ideas. Please save an old man from jumping off a cliff or shooting his relatively new laptop. Thanks guys!


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I have a little problem I was wondering if someone has some suggestions to fix.
I have a D/R Win7 upgrade disk to install Win7. Have successfully installed Win7 from within XP, but wanted to reformat harddrive before install. So, I tried to boot from disk. I'm able to boot from disk, get long white bar at bottom of screen, but after that just get flowery screen and nothing else happens. My computer is a Dell 8300. I tried disk in my laptop, Dell, and was able to boot-install Win7 on that, so disk is okay.

Any help would be greatly appreciated for my computer knowledge is beginner/novice.


Answer:Can't install Win7 when booting from Disk

Quote: Originally Posted by colnago

I have a little problem I was wondering if someone has some suggestions to fix.
I have a D/R Win7 upgrade disk to install Win7. Have successfully installed Win7 from within XP, but wanted to reformat harddrive before install. So, I tried to boot from disk. I'm able to boot from disk, get long white bar at bottom of screen, but after that just get flowery screen and nothing else happens. My computer is a Dell 8300. I tried disk in my laptop, Dell, and was able to boot-install Win7 on that, so disk is okay.

Any help would be greatly appreciated for my computer knowledge is beginner/novice.


Hi and welcome

I have an 8300 as well. It might be either a video driver or BIOS upgrade.. It is after all a bit old

Is there an OS on it now? can yoou safe boot (F8)? Can you go into bios (F12/F2)?

Let me know I can always boot mine

Ken J+

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Hi, I face the problem of X201 (Win7 HP 32bit). It will scan the harddisk sometime, while booting into Win7.  It is related to Win7 force to close the background processes when shutdown x201. Or, does it related to Lenovo EE function ? thanks,tlee

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ok heres the little story my wife claims happened lol.

she said that it was unplugged and on sleep mode so it died. and when she went to plug it back in and then turn it on it started to load only to get a black screen frozen with days later still there so its not a lag it froze.

its froze on the Windows 7 loading screen a few times, the screen after where the cursor is visible and movable. Freezes going to safe mode with only the movable cursor there
(the backlight changes a couple times when getting to that making me think its trying hard to get there lol)

tried booting up without a battery but this laptop doesnt do it like that i guess
i tried to change boot orders just in case. tried putting my win7 disc in there to use repair mode and it didnt know there was a disc or something it wouldn't load or it would just black out and freeze again

included are some screens with all of this.

*if this is the wrong section or it needs edited or more info please pm. its time to get the wife off my back and ... Read more

Answer:Laptop not booting to dekstop with Win7

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Hey guys, I just installed the Windows 7 64-bit release candidate alongside my Vista partition. Everything went smoothly and I'm in the process of setting up Windows 7 specifically for gaming.

I'm having a weird problem with dual booting the two OS's that I didn't have when I was dual booting WinXP and Vista.

If I have the Win7 install DVD in the drive and my DVD drive selected as my primary boot device, I can skip the boot from DVD option and my system brings me to the proper selection screen for Win7 or Win Vista. Great. However, I don't want to have to do this. When I change my boot order back how I want it, HDD first, I don't get any option for my OS choice. It just boots automatically into Vista. Both Vista and 7 are on the same 500gb drive on seperate partitions, of course. Like I mentioned, everything works as it should when I have the actual Win7 install disc in the drive and the boot order set to try DVD first.

Any idea what's up here?

Answer:Dual Booting Win7 and Vista

When you installed Windows 7, you must have given boot priority to the wrong hard drive. You should have placed the drive with Vista on it first in the list right after your optical drive. You probably had a data drive ahead and now your Windows 7 system partition is on it.
To confirm this do the following.

Run the Windows 7 disk manager.
See which one of your hard drives has your Windows 7 system partition on it. It is identified by "System".

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I have an Asus K70AB that will if given about 5 to 20 minutes after pressing the power button, will boot. At times, it will display it going through the BIOS setup, other times it will just display going straight to the 'loading windows' screen. And I have tried researching into this matter, but up to this point I have not been able to find anything that would explain as to why my computer is behaving this way nor a solution as to cut this delay in the computer booting to the login screen. I'd greatly appreciate any help you all may have, thanks.

Answer:Long delay in booting into win7

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Will the PC actually boot into the BIOS or Windows? Or does it get stuck on the loading screens?

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I've got 2 different HD's (one with Win7 and the other WinXP) for the same computer. Cloned the WinXP, then installed Win7 over it.

Is there a possibility of dual-booting these HD's so I can use programs that will only work with WinXP? Both are working by changing up the sata cables from one to the other and back again? This is getting old though.

If I'm not clear, please let me know.

Answer:Dual Booting with Win7 and WinXP

How to Do a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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Asus N53S i7 Win-64
Upon powering up it gives option to launch startup repair (recomended)
Repair asks for keyboard input method
System recovery options doesn't show my operating system
Restore using an image I created fails.
Load drivers option responds but I don't know if this is the right option or how to use it.
Can't boot to safe mode
Restore points fail with 'system cannot find path specified.
I have about 10 days left on my 3 year warranty and have work to do tomorrow
Any advice is greatly appreciated

Answer:Solved: ASUS Win7-64 not booting

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So a couple of nights ago i created a boot able win 7 drive. I am pretty positive it works and it is not the issue with the problem i am having but you never know right? Anyways i plug in the usb to my other computer,the on im installing windows 7 on and i go through the bios during startup and i look to set my usb as the first boot priority. As i am looking through the opeions i have 4 to choose from,

So i just thought to myself,"well i guess ill try all of them one at a time". So i proceed to set the first one as "USB-FDD" second to "USB-CDROM" so on and so forth. after i save and exit my bios setup i press F12 to go to my boot menu. I then select the 1st USB option,(see list above) and let it boot. after it says "verifying DMI pool data or something of that sort it comes up with the error message "missing BMR-Helper". So i thoguht it was just that error and i do my research to see what i could do to fix it,(that is also another one of my problems i would like to seek help on). So after a while i go into my bios to just make sure my HDD i have in my computer wasnt recognizable just so i could focus on what kind of errors the usb drive gave. And after i went in the bios and made it unrecognized then exited bios, it had said no devices are detected. So no i have ANOTHER problem,i can not seem to get my computer to find my usb drive. I will include some of the computer specs i can make out,because ... Read more

Answer:Problems booting from my win7 usb drive

Look under the list of Hard drives in the BIOS. Usually the USB drive will be listed there.

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Apologies in advance for long post but I believe the more info I give to anyone trying to help the better.

I am having a bit of a problem trying to repair my windows 7 Home Premium installation. I booted the computer from the windows 7 installation disk and selected 'Repair your computer' then received the error message 'This version of System recovery options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair...'. After a lot of googling I discovered that this error may be shown if trying to repair a windows installation if it has SP1 and the installation disk does not. I downloaded an iso of win7 home premium with SP1 and burnt it to a disk. When I try to repair with this disk I get the same message.

Here is a history of why I came to be repairing in the first place.

Played Skyrim - computer crashed every time and when I restarted got the message 'bootmanager not found' (or something similar) After restarting the computer again windows would load fine.

Stopped playing skyrim but played many other games with no repeat of this problem.

3 months or so later (2 days ago) - Installed XCom Enemy unknown demo and played for 10 mins before computer crashed with a return of the 'bootmanager not found' message. This time I could not get windows to load at all, I kept getting this message.

I read on the internet how to fix the bootmanager by booting from the windows disk, choosing command prompt from the system recovery options and entering the command ... Read more

Answer:Cant run 'Repair your computer' booting from Win7 DVD

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which include everything possible that can be done up to rescuiing your files and running Recovery or Reinstalling.

I would use the latest official installer provided to run the boot repairs given, after trying to access Repair console on F8 Advanced boot tools. You may need the installer for reinstall anyway.

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The title sure does not sound as hopeless as the situation actually is. This forum is
my last hope....pls guys help me out....(sry to sound so much gloomy)
pls read through my whole problm...i know its insanely big but plssssss...........

It all strtd with me wanting to have Win xp installed on my Lenovo Ideapad z560, i3 processor along with win7 ultimate which came installed when i purchased my lptp. I went thru diff pages and did a whole lot of research on the subject.
As we will know that winXp does not function with Sata drivers and related hardware on which notebooks and lptps these days are based. Previously i tried to install xp using a normal xp cd(not slpstrmd) by chnging BIOS settngs frm AHCI to AHCI comptble bt being unsuccessful i resorted to slpstrmng process. So i went through all the slipstreaming process....supplying the setup with the SATA drivers and tried to install xp......but it aborted with a BSOD...which must not have happened as i did all the pre requisites properly.
So i smwht tried a mixed approach by trying to install xp with slpstrmd bootable disc with ALSO bios mode chngd to AHCI cmptbl.
The setup wrkd and i was taken to the Xp's setup screen....but that was when it all strtd.
I didnt knew why it happend bt when i selectd the drive D: to be my Xp drive it rprtd tht the drv already had another windows installed on it even though win 7 was installed on my Drv C:. I ignrd the error and i....well.....i installed a folder inside ... Read more

Answer:Not booting into Xp in dual boot with win7

Did you make your Lenovo Ideapad z560 Recovery Disks?
You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - How can I get a Product Recovery CD or DVD?

Lenovo Recovery
Lenovo Support - How do I recover my factory installed programs and files? - Desktops and Workstations

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
How to
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
How to
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

For help with Partitions, Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshot tools.
A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
Snipping Tool - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows
Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots
Screenshot with Paint

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I've had a pretty recent problem on my PC. It will randomly freeze up and won't respond to any kind of ctrl+alt+del commands or anything, forcing me to do a hard reset. When I boot back up, after I log into windows, it gets stuck on the loading screen (left it for half an hour)

I've used a sys restore and it will work fine, but it seems to start having problems when my system has to make a windows update (serivce pack I think) and when Security Essentials has to update as well. Because once I shut down to do those updates, the problems come back. I've also made sure to run MSE, Avast and Malewarebytes to see if it was a virus or malware, but all came back negative on my scans.

I've done a memtest86+ and no errors come back on the RAM, but I do have a pretty full event log which maybe someone is a bit more versed in. One person said it may be my PSU, and the fact that it's crappy, but others seem to say it's fine.

Windows 7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
CPU: 4x, 2666 MHz
Delta PSU
Asus CG5290
500w PSU
CPU, MB, SB, and NB temp and voltage are all normal and under threshold

My event log comes up with lots of: 219, 7060, 7001, 4, and 219. Some of them say something about a libusb0, but again, I don't quite know how to read them.

The system is about a year and a few months old, but I'd rather try and fix it myself so I can learn how, then send it back to ASUS.

Thanks, and let me know if you need me to provide any more info.

Answer:Freezing and problems booting Win7

hard drive diagnostic ?

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I have been using windows 7 64 bit for more than 6 months with no problem until recently.The motherboard is ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO.Normally the computer enters Window very quickly.Now when the computer is switched on it goes directly to BIOS set up utility and hangs there until the ESC key is hit. Then I have to answer OK to Discard Configurations before booting continues, via "checking NVRAM" to the windows welcome screen.How can I get back to normal booting?A second "intermittent" fault has developed at the same time: Sometimes after booting, if the left mouse button is clicked the I get a continual row of 0 or - characters. It is impossible to stop these. And if I click on the windows icon in the bottom left then I get the same characters repeating themselves in the search programs box - and no list of programs above.The only solution is to switch off the computer and reboot.I think that the problems are connected.Any help would be appreciated.Thanks in advance, Paul

Answer:win7 hangs in bios set up on booting

1st enter bios and set it to default setup, that will make sure its not bios related issue (as a rule).if you still either or both issues we can take it from there.The fact that you only get as far as the bios would suggest its nothing to do with win7, as you dont even load it until after the bios has loaded.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Guys i booted up my computer this morning only to see a screen promt to choose from several different options.There were a list of options on the screen in white writing on a black background with each one being highlighted individually at quite a speed.Underneath it stated that i use the up and down buttons to choose an option.I choose default and windows booted up ok.I then tried to reboot again and the same prompt appeared ,,,any ideas what the cause of this is.thanks

Answer:[SOLVED] Win7 not booting up properly

No immediate answer as to why it's happening but if you go into the cmd prompt and enter msconfig and under the subsequent General section, ensure that either of the top or bottom radio buttons are ticked. Under Boot, that all buttons are unticked. Reboot and see if that resolves the problem.

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Ok, so I've had W8 RP installed since it's second day of availability, and so far I've had zero problems; until now.

Upon restarting my VAIO, it shows the Windows screen that it shows after you install the RP, it's the loading screen before you choose which OS you want to boot. This screen is now last for probably 5 minutes, and then my screen turns completely off, and then it turns on, but is still completely black, and then it says something like "Automatic repair of drive (D (which is my current W7 drive) and then it, after about 8 total minutes, goes to where you can choose which OS to boot. If I choose 8, everything is fine; if I choose 7, different story. I choose 7, then it gives me the option of Launch automatic repair (recommended) and Start Windows normally. If I choose repair, it shows the background of the auto repair screen, and the mouse appears, but nothing else happens. If I choose Start Windows normally, it shows the W7 loading screen for about 10 seconds, then it goes back to the loading screen before you choose an OS.

Oh, and what makes it better, is if I'm in 8, and I try to explore, view properties of, or basically anything else dealing with the W7 drive, Windows Explorer (and eventually the Desktop) becomes completely unresponsive, resulting in me having to sign out and back into my PC.

Please, please, PLEASE HELP.

Answer:HELP: dual-booting W7/8, now Win7 will not load

UPDATE: after waiting forever after trying to view the properties and contents of the W7 drive, it eventually says something like "D: is not accessible. The parameter is incorrect."

PLEASE tell me my Win7 isn't completely gone. Seriously. I need those files!

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Medion Laptop E7214 – Running Windows 7
LT problems booting – occasionally and intermittent.
When booting up my Laptop it fails to load Windows and I eventually get:
Windows failed to start. A recent Hardware or Software change might be the cause.
This goes to a startup Repair screen and a board giving 2 choices and a countdown counter to auto choice
Launch Startup Repair (already highlighted) AND Start Windows normally
*At this point I am unable to use neither arrow keys to navigate to 2nd choice nor use the enter button.
(A) As a consequence Launch Start-up repair auto starts once timer counts down – occasionally runs forever,(no actions processed) and will not allow cancellation.
The only way I can stop this is via the machine power switch off button….
(B) When Start-up repair does bring a result, I always have to resort to “restore” choice, after which I sometimes have to go through the same thing once again following a re-boot – and sometimes not – mystifying?
Can anyone advise on resolving this problem?
Your advice would be very much appreciated.
*I stated this as being occasionally and intermittent (above) as I do not ever know when this is likely to be the case when I boot up.
A week ago and following lots of fiddling about - doing a “factory re-set”,
I managed to get running again (took 2 days and many hours)
This problem has happened again twice during the last four days, but fortunatel... Read more

Answer:Problems Booting Laptop to Win7

Possible corrupt files needing a restory to factory default or the hard drive is failing.
to check the HD. Right click on C drive and select properties/tools/error checking, check now and make sure automatic fix files system errors and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors are ticked, click start it will tell you it will check the drive on next boot. Note: it can take a while to scan the drive depending on the size. If it finds faults with the drive it will take longer, if it finds too many faults it will freeze.

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i imagine i've got a bit of a unique situation, but hopefully one of you might be able to point me in the right direction

i've got a macbook running win7, and i want to dualboot it and get osx back on there. should be easy, osx on a macbook, right? **** me.

i did a bit of homework first, and reviewed what other people have done for dualbooting, but all of the threads are ancient and address different specific issues

so here are the steps i went through:

-created a second partition in win7, ntfs, made it active
-rebooted with an authentic osx snow leopard disc
-osx installation startup began
-went into disk utility to format it to "journalled" and get this error:
"Volume Erase failed with the error: Could not modify partition map"

it won't let you install until the disk is formatted correctly...any ideas guys? any help would be huge


Answer:dual booting osx/win7 on a macbook

Hi Crackkadillicus, and welcome to the forums
You can't get much dumber than me when it comes to Mac, but I think you need a different format than ntfs, don't you? GUID I think? And I have seen you need at least 6.5G
I found this tutorial from Apple: "You cannot install Mac OS X on this volume..." alert in Installer
I hope it helps

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click here,dcEUueb (If the link doesn't work)
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Hi Insoft and welcome to SF!
The error code indicates that the issue is related to file corruption. Just to add to what you have dont to fix this, most likely a Repair installation would take care of this problem.
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Let us know the results.
Hope that helps.

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