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Q: Windows blue error screen on boot

When I am booting my install of XP I get a blue screen with a hive file missing error. I am blaming it myself on faulty parts maybe the RAM or CPU. Recently it has been constantly crashing even just a few hours after a reformat and fresh install of windows xp. Does anyone have any ideas for me?

Thank you.

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A: Windows blue error screen on boot

Can you post the exact contents of the error message you reference?FWIW: The "hive"refers to the XP registry, not RAM or CPU.May be useful: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_sys32.htm AND http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545Louis

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I have a winxp sp2.
I recently got  my xp working awhile back but  I have different problem now.  The last time I booted into windows  is  when n I got the fake "FBI virus" ransomware and it locked up my pc. But then when i  decided to restart my computer, I now get the blue screen error that reads something like "windows has detected a problem and had to shut down to prevent further  damage" or something like that.
I definitely had alot of viruses and  spyware  on this computer that  I never cleaned since I repaired my xp boot in a previous post.
I really think it was  a virus, in particular the fbi one, and I want advice on how to remove by burning cd on another computer using a special anti-virus program or something.
And for whatever reason, I was advised not to use AVG scan and I don't understand why?
I  heard there was something called  "Emsisoft Emergency KIt. Does anyone know if it will work and is it hard to configure.

A:I get this blue screen error When I try to boot into windows.

There is a long process that will remove the malware from your system (assuming you have multiple infections), and it can be done. If you have no essential data on your machine you may just choose to reformat/reinstall windows at this stage...(it will probably be quicker and surer, and there are many helpful souls on here that can guide you through the process)
I will request your post forwarded to the "am I infected" forum, where the more malware experienced guys can give you a greater understanding of what is required.
Good luck.

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I have just bought a new harddrive and upgraded to W7

When I installed it yesterday the 32 bit version, it worked fine for about twenty minutes, then when I tried to install a few programs, itunes and things like that, it crashed giving me a blue screen and now it will only let me start in safe mode, it doesn't even get to the screen where it would let me enter my password, if I start in safe mode the screen has lines running down the middle of it but it does start!

The Error reads

ProblemEventName Blue Screen
OSVersion: 6.1.7600.
LocaleID: 2057

BCCode: 116
BCP1: 8759A008
BCP2: 90EACA80
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000002

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated as I am okay with basics (ish) but anything more complex and I'm really stuck! I have read it might be a driver or graphics problem but can't get the system to run to update drivers or anything

Many thanks in advance

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I have a Dell Desktop, circa 2003, i think with XP Home OS. When turning on the system, an error message came up saying that the copy of windows is not genuine and the only option is to close the box, at which point the Blue Screen of Death appears and nothing else will happen. Windows IS a genuine copy and Has been genuine since I purchased it back in 03.

When attempting to boot from the XP Home CD in order to exact a repair or even a reformat, the system says Strike Any Key to Boot from Disc - strike a key - things start to load on a blue screen and then it just stops.

Second attempt gave a message saying An Error was found, there is an ACIP (i think) BIOS problem (possibly why its suddenly saying non genuine...?) and said If this is the first time you've seen this, reboot and try again. Upon trying again, it started to load, and then stopped - after multiple attempts. Still no BIOS screen again, and never has the option to repair or reformat come up.

Please advise. Its appreciated.

A:Windows boot Error and Blue Screen

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Dear everyone,
I need major help. I have a sony laptop with windows 2000 on it. But, since yesterday morning it won't boot up. Firstly, it would boot up, but take about 3 hours to load all applications, and now it won't load up.
When the boot sequence starts it goes to the screen where win2k loads and says it is starting up, but when the bar get's to full ng(ie. finished loading) and before the log on screen, I get a blue screen error message. It flashes for maybe half a second, then the boot sequence starts again. After watching this numerous time, the error message reads;
Stop c0000218 {Registry File failure}
The Registry cannot load the hive {file};
or its log or alternate
It is corrupt, absent, or not writeable

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete. Contact your system administrator or techincal support group.
If this means anything to anyone then please please plesae help me.

Thankyou so much.


A:Windows 2K won't boot, blue screen error

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Hello, I'm having problems with my Alienware MX17 laptop that I purchased only two days ago. So I started installing various drivers and games and shut down my laptop after.

When I tried to turn on my laptop, my OS (it's a Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit) wouldn't boot and there is this blue screen of death.

I can't remember what it says on the blue screen but it refuses to let me go into windows normally no matter how many times it restarted.

The only thing I could do is go into safe mode and system restore.

I have attached my system information dxdiag text file and minidumps. I hope someone could help me, thank you in advance!

A:Blue Screen error, unable to boot Windows

alienware. nice man. wen does it blue screen of death, first thing or the bit after the post?

p.s. whats you game system specs

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My PC won't boot up. A Blue Error screen pops up but I can't even load in safe mode. I have a Windows XP sp3 installation disc but it keeps saying Boot Mgr missing when I load and restart it. I tried going into Bios by doing F1 for setup & ESC for Boot Manager but everything I click on takes me to the Blue screen error again.

I want to do a clean reinstall on my computer to start it fresh.

Thank you

A:Windows XP Blue Screen Error won't boot in Safe Mode

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hey everyone, i'm looking around for help with this issue that just started yesterday. hope someone can help. thanks in advance.

so like i said this started out yesterday. my pc was idle, i was playing my 360 then it made a funny noise so i checked it out and i got a blue screen stop error and said this:

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x6D031321, 0xF7C4A3B8, 0x00000000)

ok, so i reboot it thinking it wasn't a big deal. then right after the xp loading screen, i get the same stop error screen.

so i reboot again, press f8 and boot it with 'last known good config'. after that, all last night everything was fine.

so i boot it up today and maybe a minute after my desktop loads, bam, another blue screen error, this time it was different:

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x30BEC321 ~~ the rest i didn't bother writing down, cause i already knew it was different.

i think to myself oh great now i just have to boot it up with 'last known good config' ....... yeah right. same thing, a minute after desktop loads i get the same error.

ok so i do some quick searching and download/buy regcure. i do a full scan and it cleans/fixes like 1200+ problems. supposedly this program fixes all stop errors... at least id hope so.

so i boot it up normally, and 1 minute in guess what happens. except this time it was different again.

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x31038321 ~~ so on and so forth.

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A:Can't boot windows normally; Stop blue screen error every time

Is XP updated? Also try the methods here:


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Windows XP HP laptp will not load.  It gets to the Windows screen and then it blue screen flashes and then back to the option screen of normal startup,safe mode options,last known configuration.  None of the optons will load.
I have tried an XP cd rom and when it gets to the set up is starting windows process and it blue screens with the following stop error code 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0x00000034, 0x00000000,0x00000000)
Any suggestions?

A:Windows XP won't boot. Blue screen stop error 0xoooooo7B (0xF78D2524)

What specific model HP laptop, please?
What led up to your attempt to try to reinstall?
Where did the XP CD come from?  HP doesn't issue such with their systems.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 and today I suddenly got a blue screen error message, the main message said "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA". After rebooting, I got the same message. Then on the next reboot I couldn't get to the login screen.

I used my Dell OS Recovery CD that I created to try and repair Windows XP. It asked for a place to partition/fragment Windows, and then it went through copying files etc.

After that, I tried to restart, I got the normal Dell Boot screen but then it went to a black screen, with only a flashing cursor in the top left hand corner.

I cannot do the Ctrl Alt F11 option to recover Windows XP, I can only either choose F2 or F12 at the initial boot screen.

Please help, I really do not know what to do!

What is the blue screen error message all about? I haven't installed any software or hardware so I do not see what might of caused the problem!


A:Inspiron 6000 - Blue screen error, now black screen on boot, help!

Do you have another windows xp cd you can get your hands on? I recommend performing a checkdisk repair on your computer and see if that helps.

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helo guys i got this problem on windows boot just at the start of xp logo "stop:0x0000007e(0xc0000005,0xf88d018e,0xf8a58850,0xf8a5854c)" ,its in xp professional windows,i need desperate help,i didnt installed anything new but somehow ,m stuck with it

A:blue screen error at boot

Hi there,

More information is needed in order to help you solve the problem. Did this problem all of a sudden started happening? Does the blue screen error come up every time you boot the computer up? Can you even boot into safe mode at all?

One thing I recommend testing the computer hard drive for any errors. Go to a working computer and download the dianostics utility of your computer hard drive. Afterwards, put the program onto a CD and boot it up on your computer. Then follow the on-screen instructions and test your computer HD for any errors.

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I run windows xp. I was trying to download pictures on my computer from a disk that I made at a local drug store kodak kiosk when this started. I also found out a couple of days ago that a "friend" was surfing some really questionable sites. The computer was running fine until i put in this disk with pictures. I saved a few to the computer and then it blacked out and a blue screen came up with the following message. Also I tried turning it off and on a few times and it gets to the desktop and as soon as I try to go to the web or acess anything on the start menu, it goes right back to this blue page.

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you have seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen apperars again, follow these steps
Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a drever is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacuter for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.
Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options, such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press f8 to select Advanced start up otions, then select safe mode

Stop:0x0000007E (0xC0000005,0x00000000,0xF96B57C0,0xF96B54BC)
Begining physical dump of memory
Phsical memory dump completed.

Thanks in advance for the help!

A:Blue Error Screen Comes Up When I Try To Boot

Try running chkdsk.Right click on the C drive in Explorer and go Properties > Tools > Check Now (under Error Checking). Check both boxes then click "Start Now". A message will pop up saying that Error Checking will run after you restart the computer. Restart the computer and Error Checking will run automatically after the restart. After it?s finished it will restart into Windows automatically.

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I cant seem to boot up my computer at all,not even in safe mode,dont know whats happened,please any advice would be most helpful.
I am using Windos XP Home edition.

The Blue screen error is as follows:

"STOP:C0000218 (Registry File Failure)
Registry cannot load the hive (file):
or its log or alternate.
It is Corrupt, absent, or not writable."

It seems something has corrupted vital registry files, but i get the same error when booting into safe mode, dont know what to do now? possibly a virus ?

please any advice

I do not want to format c


A:blue screen ,cant boot at all error please help!!

You can try to repair XP by putting in the disc and following the screens for REPAIR XP ..

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I'm trying to help a mate with a PC problem. When starting up it shows the following
PXE-E61 media test, failure check cable, PXE-MOF exit PXE ROM. DISK BOOT FAILURE insert system disk, seems to load OK until loading Windows, then blue screens saying found a problem Windows has been shut down, then goes on to suggest you check memory, uninstall any new hardware or software etc (no new stuff installed). I have installed hard drive on my PC, it showed as unallocated so I ran format and it shows up OK. Reinstalled on other PC, no change. I've run diags on most componants Processor, HD, Motherboard, memory, CD and all have passed. Maxtor diags runs but shows HD is failing, tried a new formatted HD but same problem. Swopped HD cable but still no change. Not sure where to go next, help please.
Machine is a Tiny, Pent4 266GHZ, 120MB Maxtor HD, Micro Star MS6533 motherboard, 512MB mem running XP Home.

A:BOOT Error - Blue Screen

Well if you've formated the hard drive that means you have erased everything off it and then it for sure won't boot Windows until you reinstall it.

Also if you are trying to move a Windows XP installation from one computer to another it rarely works and usually blue screens. In those cases you need to use the Windows CD to do a Repair installation of Windows or to format the drive and install Windows.

In the BIOS you also need to make sure the boot order is CD-ROM first and Hard Drive second. Make sure the NEtwork boot option is not in the order or that its disabled completely, the floppy drive doesn't need to be in the boot order unless for a very specific task as the WIndows XP is used to boot and do all the installation procedures.

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helo guys i got this problem on windows boot just at the start of xp logo "stop:0x0000007e(0xc0000005,0xf88d018e,0xf8a58850,0xf8a5854c)" ,its in xp professional windows,i need desperate help,i didnt installed anything new but somehow ,m stuck with it

A:blue screen error at boot

This is very similar to the error you posted several months ago: 0x0000007e(0xc0000005,0xf887018e,0xf8918748,0xf8918444). At that time you were having trouble with an HP driver.

If you are able to start the computer in Safe Mode, look in C:\Windows\Minidump for miniMMDDYY-XX.dmp files (assuming you boot from a C drive). Zip 4-5 of the most recent ones and post here as a zip or rar attachment.

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Okay so I don't usually ask for help with computer problems, but this one has me stumped. It's Windows Vista's incredible stupidity, to be blunt. I swear, Automatic Update is the WORST form of syndication I've ever seen. It's useless. It causes more problems than it fixes. Several times now I've had to reformat or load a backup because automatic update has deleted important system files or messed up the registry. This time round I'm installing updates very slowly, and it seems to have avoided causing massive errors, but some kind of an error has been caused by the updates, and it's slowly getting worse and worse.

At first I had a rare blue screen that reported this;
[SPOILER]Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000008e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: 944C5881
BCP3: 98C50C04
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_6000
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Read our privacy statement:
(It's the same errors every time)[/SPOILER]

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A:Blue Screen error 100008e during boot

Hi fortnox. . .


Although I see in your post that you usually don't ask for help, I am glad you are here and we can hopefully get through this.

A bugcheck = 0x0000008e indicates that a kernel-mode application generated an exception that the error handler did not catch. In this case, we look at the first parm for the exception - 0xc0000005 - which means that a memory access violation occurred.

I'll be more than happy to look at all of the dumps you have; however, there really is no point to do so as according to information you have posted... you ARE NOT updated with Vista SP1.

This is the #1 priority before anything else.

Any reason?

Regards. . .



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My daughers computer running XP shut down. She rebooted, it went thru a scan and now when it trys to boot I get the blue screen with a registry error. I've tried booting in safe mode, booting from CD trying recovery mode and reinstall, as soon as it tries to load it shuts down. Is it fried or is there anything you suggest I try. Nothing new had been installed recently (software or hardware)

A:Blue Screen Registry Error- can't boot up

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My wife's Compaq laptop (Windows XP Home, Centrino chipset, 512RAM) locked up on her last night and she had to hold power button down to shut it down. At reboot she got the hourglass forever, then a blue screen with the message "Stop: C0000221 {Bad Image Checksum} The image wldap32.dll is possibly corrupt. The header checksum does not match the computed checksum"

What to do now? This site has been an invaluable resource to me in the past and I've donated several times! Am hoping you'll be able to save me again!



A:Blue Screen - Won't boot (wldap32.dll error)

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Hello everyone,

I use windows xp sp2 on computer and am unable to boot it up successfully. I am at a loss for what to do.

This is what happened. My computer became infected with a nasty virus so i tried to boot up in safe mode using F8. However I got a blue screen with an error message that said:





***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7B6D528, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0X00000000) "

Every attempt to boot up in safe mode brought me to this screen. I then tried booting in safe mode through msconfig. I still received the blue screen error message. However now I receive it no matter how I start windows. Specifically when I try to boot up I am brought to a black screen with the message stating:

"We apologize for the inconvenience but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

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A:Unable to boot up (Blue screen error)

If you have a recovery partition try that. If not, I don't really know what I can do to help... maybe one of these cool cats can do something.

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My name is ashok i got a problem on my system it suddenly restarted in couple of times and shows error msg on blue screen after that my system didnt get into boot.

My system config:
Motherboard DPP3510J
Processor type Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo,[email protected],EM64T Capable
Ram 2G.B DDR2

tell me solution for get into boot

A:Blue screen error & didn't boot

Have you tried to boot in 'safe mode'?

You can try that by pressing F8 and holding it while the windows is about to boot.

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Hello all! This is my first post on here and I'm in need of some good technical advice. Issue #1... I had a couple boot disk issues the past few days. My first error message was that the following file was corrupt or missing...<windows root>\system32\hal.dll... After 3 repairs with my original windows vista cd my computer successfully booted. But than I got a boot disk failure message.... After I turned the power off and then on again my computer booted successfully, but I am not convinced the problem is totally fixed yet.

Issue #2... I've had this operating system for about 2 months now and have had a high number of blue screen errors. One of the blue screens I get repetatively is the IRQL Memory error... I have 4 gb of ram, which when I first installed vista had to install with only 2 gb of ram and then download the fix for the 4... so i'm wondering if this is still not fixed yet either? Any ideas how to get rid of the blue screening???

Any help would be truly appreciaited.....Ben

A:Vista boot error and blue screen issues

Any takers or ideas?

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Hello all,
I need Help.
I am Running, Asus A8N SLI Deluxe MB. AMD Dx2 4800 CPU. Patriot DDR, PC3200 2 gig of Ram, 1 Maxtor 200 Gig HD, 2 Chaintech 7600 GS Video Cards in SLI

Trying to Install MS Windows XP-Pro. Everytime at Boot up, (Have never made it past the Windows logo, only there for 10 seconds if that. Then it Shouts down or I get Blue Screen of death, saying atapi.sys Error, and something about date Stamp.
I can't Ever get it to Boot up. Yes I am able to get into the Bios.
I have the Ram Voltage set 2.80 Was advised to do this by Patriot people. when I ordered the memory.
ANYONE ever had this probelm? Your Help will be so welcome!
Thank you.

A:atapi.sys Error, Blue screen of Death at Boot up

i have had this problem with trying to overclock ram even the slightest bit, but i also got it with bad ram.
The file has to do mainly with hard drives and memory from what i read online though.

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Emachines T2958
Windows XP

Computer fine one night, next morning...no boot. Tried F8 after all 5 options on black screen didn't work. Disabled auto reboot and got blue screen with this error code.

STOP: 0x000000E3 (0x8055BE0,0x82FC93E8,0x0000000,0x00000002)

I've been reading forums about BartPE and if this is the suggested solution, can I make this disc on my Vista system then use it to work on my XP system? Also, I don't have an XP disc, but I do have the EMachines restore DVD 1.1 which evidently has all the software that was preinstalled on my computer, so I don't know what exactly is on there.

A:Solved: XP won't boot, STOP error on blue screen

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A friend of mine said they were having computer trouble so I went over to take a look late last night and saw they have a blue screen error message:

STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x000042CA, 0xF89EF548, 0xF89EF244)

I tried booting with last known good configuration...didn't work

Then I tried booting in safe mode...didn't boot

I was going to use an XP CD to boot up recovery console but Dell didn't send them an XP CD.

They indicated to me that before the blue screen error they were being inundated with pop-ups and their computer was running very slowly, thus indicating they have a virus/malware infection. Apparently they didn't respond and try to stop the infection before it became worse as they seemed to have let it to go for some time. Unfortunately, I don't yet know what viruses/malware are present and how serious that problem is since I haven't been able to boot windows yet, but I think the two problems are likely related.

They are running XP SP3...although I am not 100% sure it is SP3.
2.8 Ghz Pentium 4
512 RAM
80 GB HD

I am going to go back to their house tomorrow night and run recovery console from my XP disc and run the following:
chkdsk /r

Their house is far from me so I would rather fix their computer while I am there next time. So my question is, what else should I do to get windows to boot normally? What should I do if the tasks I have listed above fail to eliminate the blue screen error? Once I have booted windows... Read more

A:Blue Screen Error-won't boot in safe mode

HelloWe will have to create a small 'fix CD' to solve this problem.Please download RC.ISO and save it somewhere you can find it.Also download MagicISO and install it.Start MagicISO. You should see a window informing you about the full version of MagicISO.In the bottom right select Try It! and the program will open.Click on File and then on Open and navigate to the RC.ISO file you downloaded. Select it, and click Open.First, we'll need to add a clean version of userinit.exe to the current RC.ISOIn the upper right pane, double click on the i386 folder.Right click in the upper right pane and select Add Files...Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and select userinit.exeThen click Open to add userinit.exe to the CD image.Click File and select Save As...Name the file RCplus and save it somewhere you can find it.Next, we'll need to burn the newly created image to a disk that we can use to fix the problem.Put a blank CD-R disk in your CD burner and close the tray. If an AutoPlay window opens, close it.Click on Tools and select Burn CD/DVD with ISO.... A window will appear.Click on the little folder to the right of CD/DVD Image File then navigate to the newly created RCplus.iso Image file and click Open.In the CD/DVD Writing Speed drop-down menu choose the 8X setting.Under Format make sure that Mode 1 is selected.And finally, click on the Burn it! button to burn RCplus.iso to disk.Once the disk is burned, put it in the machine you want to fix and restart ... Read more

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Clicked on a search result for aesthtetic facial injections for my wife and got one of those fake virus software attacks so I shut my computer off. On reboot xp was trying to load first time and I got the unmountable boot drive blue screen with 'ed' for the code at the bottom.

Tried all forms of safe mode- nothing
tried original disk- still get blue screen
I have two HD and changed boot sequence- still got it

ran hard drive diagnostics and they all passed

unplugged computer too

Help is greatly appreciated!!!! Dell xps dimension 9200 3yrs old running xp. Thank you!!!

A:Help! Got unmountable boot drive blue screen error

Just tried recovery console instructions and windows setup runs loads all files and still gives me blue screen after it says setup is starting windows.

This time I don't get the unmountable error, I get this:

***Stop: 0x0000007b then a bunch more numbers

I cannot get to the dos prompt to run a chkdsk either

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I have windows vista 32 bit installed on my sony vaio. I was making one document and suddenly blue screen of death saying unmountable boot volume error comes and the laptop again and again restarts.
MY CDROM is not working. Please suggest me a way to take backup of C: and D: drives and then fix the system.

A:Blue screen-Unmountable boot volume error

You could try using a usb caddy and put the drive in it then hook it up to another computer,the alternative is get the cd\dvd drive replaced and use your install or recovery disc to attempt to repair your system

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I am trying to get my Sister's computer running for her. She had a root kit and who knows what else.

When I got it from her, it would not boot even get to the windows boot screen. I found an old windows xp install disc and ran chkdisk. I also rewrote the MBR. After doing this, I got the computer to boot part way into Windows.

Now it gives an error of 0x00000024 and says to disable anti-virus, disk defrag, and backup utilities. The problem is, I can not even boot into safe mode.

I know that her personal files are still intact on the hard drive.

I tried to run the system recovery so that I could attempt to fix the OS but when it starts to boot, it gives a different blue screen error. She does not have any recovery discs either.

The recovery partition still seems to be there as well.
If there is a somewhat simple fix for this, I would greatly appreciate the help. If it is not possible to recover from this problem, I would greatly appreciate help figuring out how to burn a recovery disc from the recovery partition.

A:Blue Screen error 0x00000024 wont boot

There is no simple fix ...in fact, there is no simple way to determine what the underlying problem might be.STOP 24 BSODs/errors...can be caused by various things and can be attributed to various causes.[b]0x00000024: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM[/bA problem occurred within NTFS.SYS, the driver file that allows the system to read and write to NTFS file system drives. There may be a physical problem with the disk, or an Interrupt Request Packet (IRP) may be corrupted. Other common causes include heavy hard drive fragmentation, heavy file I/O, problems with some types of drive-mirroring software, or some antivirus software.Since you have already run the chkdsk /r command...it's safe to say that it's something more serious than a simple solution can handle.IME, the file system (NTFS) could be corrupt or the hard drive itself may be damaged. Generally...running chkdsk /r will generate an error message if NTFS is the problem, while the best way to diagnose a hard drive problem is to run the approriate hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic.As for recovery disks...the system manufacturer's website is the best place to get info on such.I would suggest that any valued data files be moved from the hard drive (by connecting it to a different system)...before doing anything further.LouisSystem manufacturer and model?

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I have a one year old all in one pc.I got the harddrive not found 3F0 error.HP support sent technician to my house to replace the harddrive. This obviously came with all new windows. Clean pc.About one one week later I received the same message again.Rang HP support and they said they will resend the technician to replace the harddrive agian as it must have been a faulty harddrive.I just don't believe the harddrive is at fault. The harddrive is brand new and works if you plug the harddrive into another pc. The only thing I had time to install in the week was Norton antivirus software.What else can cause this error?

A:Boot device not found 3F0 error blue screen

HI @totallynumbered, how do you do ? Realize this test of document below for certified about this error: HP Notebook PCs - Boot Device Not Found Error or Hard Drive Not Detectedhttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01443463 Unfortunally, if this error persist, do you need send this notebook to the enginner replace the hard drive.  I hope that helps !Can I ask you a favor ?If the question is clarified, mark my answer as "resolved" and click on the icon of the "hand" to provide "congratulations" in recognition.Have a nice week !I“m a volunteer in the HP Forum ! 

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Hi Folks,

I have a pretty serious problem. My computer (vista 64 bit) won't boot. He starts loading windows, then he just goes into a blue screen(flashes can't write down info or see it its fast). I tries running start up recovery from dvd and system recovery, both dont do anything and either fail or jsut have no effect on the problem.

Help would be greatly appreciated as I have been sitting at this problem for a very very long time.


A:Vista Boot Error (Blue Screen On Start Up)

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I was just moving a folder that was using alot of memory into another partition, and I may have dragged it into another folder in the same directory.  It froze for a while and then gave me a blue screen.  I tried going into safe mode, debugging, startup repair...... nothing works.  If I choose repair it says " windows failed to start... to fis the problem.  Insert your windows installation disc...    Status 0xc000000f  Info:  the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."   If I choose start windows normally I get the Blue stop screen (Stop: 0x0000007B).  I dont seem to have an installation disc for my laptop, which is an MSI A6000.   Please help

A:Getting blue screen "stop error" laptop will not boot up

Let's try a Repair Installation.  This will not effect your data.  The instructions include a means for downloading a ISO image which you will burn to a disc to create a bootable disc.
Instructions for a Windows 7 Repair installation.
A Windows 7 Repair Installation will require a installation disc.
If you do not have a Windows 7 installation disc you can download a free legal ISO image of Windows 7 SP1 at  Window 7 Direct Download Links.  You will need to download the same version of Windows 7 that you have installed,  This image is hosted by the Digital River store which is an official distribution partner of Microsoft.  This is a genuine untouched image which is safe to download. 
Attention:  If you do have a Windows installation disc, skip Part A and go to Part B, Step 1b.
Part A, Steps 1a - 6a
The ISO image will need to be burned to a DVD in order to create a bootable installation disc.
1a)  To burn a ISO file to a DVD please download ImgBurn and install it.
2a)  Insert a blank DVD into your CD/DVD drive tray, and then close the tray.
3a)  Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc.

4a)  Click on the Browse for a file icon:

5a)  Locate the ISO file you want to burn, and click on the Open button.
6a)  Click on the blue arrow to start burning the bootable DVD.

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Hoping someone has some ideas. I have a Toshiba Satellite 2410-s185 running XP
When I turn the computer on I get the win XP and then these two error message.........
1. winlogon.exe
not a valid windows Image
(only option is to click okay)

2. isass.exe
Not a valid windows image

.......then I get a BLUE screen and nothing else. Trying f8 brought me to the same blue screen Anyone have any ideas or should I just reinstall XP, which of course we all hate doing and losing everything.. lanievig

A:Toshiba won't boot error messages, blue screen

Hard drive error, or an infestation that has damaged the first four to eight sectors of your hard drive.
Toshiba does not have software for testing the hard drive fitness if it is Toshiba drive, but other drive manufacturers to have drive fitness tests for their own drives.
Since the drive will still turn, you can rescue your data using a mobile drive adapter from Geeks.com or Cyberguys.com, then put the drive into a desktop machine as a slave, then drag and drop to the good drive, then burn to a CD for reinstall.
Then run windows in a Full install mode to see if the drive can be reformatted and Windows reinstalled.
If not, you will need to buy a new hard drive. www.zipzoomfly.com, www.directron.com, and www.tigerdirect.com have very nice prices on mobile 2.5 inch hard drives nowadays.

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my english is not very good so bare with me... please

that“s pretty much it, a co-worker was cleaning a pc (moving things from one disk to another, the pc has 4) and then he decided to format a partition somewhere, now everytime we try to start the pc it starts to load and suddenly a blue screen which we cannot read because it goes away quickly and the pc goes to off mode, we cannot even get into safe mode

we used another disk from another pc and everything was fine, but we couldn“t burn or open a dvd the pc gives the white x on red circle warning

what can I do?, suddenly I got to fix someone else mistake, I cannot format all, the owner needs his data, can I recover it on some way?

thanks in advance

A:XP, Format, Error on Boot, Blue screen, Restarting

I got into using slax and a live cd, it shows the drives, and it says that they are unmounted :??:

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Hello, the presario v2000 laptop running XP Home began having trouble. At first it started saying explorer.exe had to close, and would reboot but that quickly progressed to a blue screen error and would not load at all. I enabled boot logging at noticed it closed at the drivers...(nothing new was installed except apparently some windows updates).

Didnt work:
Safe Mode, Last Know Good..
Recovery Console-Chkdsk /r /p indicated there was an unrecoverable problem.
fixboot didnt work either. (now have NTLDR error)

Did testing on Memory, CPU, HDD. The only thing that raised flags was the Hard Drive accessibility which was very poor *(Hard drive throughput was good).

After doing fixboot, it now cant find NTLDR.

It seems to be like a hard drive failure. But I want to make sure. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

A) Is it clear that the Hard Drive is bad, and I should take it out, make it a slave to recover any data possible, and buy new HDD and reinstall?

B) attempt to re-partition (without data loss), enough to make room for a new xp install, and try to repair that way?


Thank You. Let me know if I'm missing something or there is a better procedure.


A:blue screen-unmountable boot volume error

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Please can somebody help me!!!

I keep getting the blue screen error: Unmountable Boot volume 0x000000ED error when I start my Windows XP Pro computer. It happened a day ago when my computer crashed and I stupidly switched the mains power off. I have tried all the options: safe mode/ last known good configuration etc and it all ends up with the Unmountable boot volume error.

I have read previous posts about using the Win XP CD and running the recovery console and running chkdsk /p or chkdsk /r but I can't find my WIN XP CD. I have downloaded the boot diskettes from MS website and tried using them instead, and it does load the files, but when the 6th disk is in, instead of a welcome screen so that I can get into recovery console, another blue screen error appears with the error code 0x0000007B. I really don't know what to do now. Is that another error all together or is it related to the Unmountable boot Volume error?

Any ideas of what i can do next please? If there's really nothing that can be done to fix this, is there anyway I can still backup my files or is that too late? One thing I noticed is that when I type dir/w in DOS prompt, there are only 14 files on there, does that mean I have lost all my files or is it because of this error that I can't acces them?

Sorry about all the questions, any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Blue Screen ERROR! Unmountable Boot Volume

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Just this afternoon as I started up my computer I started getting this problem. The blue screen constantly appears unless I boot in safe mode. I tried scanning my computer with avg and malwarebytes but both came up with no infections so I need to come here for help.

I saw that most people who posted a similar problem were then told to download blue screen view and post the results and I have already done that.

Dump File : Mini052110-01.dmp
Crash Time : 21-May-10 21:22:05
Bug Check Code : 0x1000008e
Parameter 1 : 0xc0000005
Parameter 2 : 0xbfb18f19
Parameter 3 : 0xa6bd9ba4
Parameter 4 : 0x00000000
Caused By Driver : nv4_disp.dll
Caused By Address : nv4_disp.dll+142f19
File Description : NVIDIA Compatible Windows 2000 Display driver, Version 82.68
Product Name : NVIDIA Compatible Windows 2000 Display driver, Version 82.68
Company : NVIDIA Corporation
File Version :
Processor : 32-bit
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini052110-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 2600

I hope I did everything right and didn't miss anything. If there is any other info needed please ask, thanks in advance.

A:Blue Screen error can only boot in safe mode

Hi . The file mentioned (nv4_disp.dll) is an nVidia video driver file.I would simply uninstall the current video drivers (using Device Manager in safe mode) and then reboot.A more elaborate purported solution: EHow Solution.Louis

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My computer wont boot all the way the animation freezes then cuts to a blue screen.
I have ran numerous scans and looked at other forums. I can boot my computer but only if I tap F10 repeatedly before the animation of windows comes up, a black screen shows up and says something about partition two and to boot up I have to delete /MININT then press enter and my computer starts normally after that. My computer will not boot any other way than this way.
I have found TDSS on my computer, but a lot of scans are starting to say my computer is clean, yet I can't boot it up.
DDS log
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16611  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.15.2
Run by Logan at 13:49:11 on 2013-06-21
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2940.1349 [GMT -5:00]
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* ::: BRANDING STRIP: Logo and search box ::: 8
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* ::: BRANDING STRIP: Logo and search box ::: 7
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* ::: BRANDING STRIP: Logo and search box ::: 6
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* ::: BRANDING STRIP: Logo and search box ::: 5
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:windows 7 wont boot/ blue screen shows up after trying to boot

Hello lpeltier I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same"... Read more

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I turned my computer off and when I turned it back on it said "checking media" followed by a blue error message that says something about a boot image. I tried to do the F10 but i just get a error beeping noise. How do I get this fixed?!

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I was first having problems with a DVD ROM and DVD Writer. Both drives were having difficultly in reading and writing and I eventually managed to get them to read and write information from any inserted discs but couldn?t, however, get the autoplay option to work for either drive. I downloaded the autofix.exe from the Microsoft website which found some errors with the autoplay options and fixed them.

Having fixed that problem I then wanted to be able to attach my LCD TV as a 2nd display to my PC. The graphic card has both a VGA and DVI video out sockets as well as an S-Video out socket. The VGA socket was being used to connect to the LCD PC monitor so I used a 'DVI to VGA' cable to connect the PC to the LCD TV (which has a VGA socket at the back).

I rebooted the PC and on both screens got the Windows XP loading bar but then the PC gave a blue screen of death (BSOD) with the error message ?


and the error code:

***STOP: 0X000000ED (0X8A820C08, 0XC0000006, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

I have tried booting into Safe Mode but still get the same BSOD.

I have tried booting from a Windows XP Operating System CD disc but nothing happens and the PC goes into the BSOD. I think this is because both drives didn?t autoplay any discs inserted into them before the BSOD error.

The machine is a DELL Dimension 5000 Series running Windows XP Home Edition with 3GB?s of memory. It is 4 years old but the motherboard was replaced 2 years ... Read more

A:Blue Screen ā€œUnmountable Boot Volumeā€ Error. Help needed

Usually a unmountable boot volume means you have a bad harddrive
or a messed up mbr., master boot record. What is bios set to boot
to, is the harddrive in the list?, the c:drive. If its not, put it in the
boot lineup in bios. The cdrom drives, or dvd drives are unmountable.
But if your hdd is in the boot order, I would suggest you go to maker
of hdd and download diagnostic utilty to discern whether or not your
hdd is good or bad.

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Hi all,

it is been about a month that my laptop started showing blue screen errors (memory management, data page error and others). After I checked several times the health of HD and RAM, I reset the windows, made the updates, installed all the drivers, optimized windows search and superfetch along with start up optimization.

Since I use the PC only after work (periodically) there have been days within the past month that the laptop was working fine. Blue screen error disappear but during the past week, the windows explorer started to be extremely slow. Shut down and sleep needed 5<minutes to reboot from, and after trying safe mode the windows started with some programs and files missing (5min< reboot time remains). 100% disk usage is appearing every 2-3 minutes without apparent task in background.
Trying to reset the windows failed as the process cannot associate the reset with the recovery.

Any help?

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I just built a new system anI moved over my slave and master hard drive and my old cd-rom drive from my previous system (new one I wanted to wait to install).

I went into set up to make sure everything was ok and it all looks good: Master and Slave hard drives are detected and correct, all the RAM is detected and everything looks good. When it goes to boot I get the following error message:

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

You can attempt to repair by starting windows setup using the original setup cd-rom

Select 'r' at the first setup screen to start repair"

So I load the setup cd-rom and set to boot from disk and get the blue

Windows Setup

screen and down below it appears to be working and down at the bottom is says"

"Setup is loading files"

and flashes through all the files it's loading.

(BTW at no point am I given the option to select 'r' and pressing the r button at any point or throught the process does nothing)

Then it says "Setup is starting windows"

The screen goes black and I get a blue "stop" screen:

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

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A:Blue screen error when trying to boot a new system with old hard drives

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Recently I installed a new usb 2.0 hub and a removable hard drive. This itself had been giving me errors over the weeks, random blue screens etc, but it wasnt a major problem. Today I decided to start up in safe mode to fiddle with some more settings (I did this from the msconfig file), and the pc stayed on the 'Shutting down windows' screen for a long time. Eventually i decided to turn it off manually. Now on restart regardless of whether I try and boot in safe mode or normal mode or last good config, I get a blue screen before the splash screen. I noticed in safe mode, it always blue screens in the same place whilst the drivers are loading up, so I think its a corrupt driver (I had previously tried to uninstall the drivers for my hub in order to reinstall, but the confirmation dialog screen would hang each time, thus the safe mode restart). its a STOP error 0x0...07B. Is there a way to somehow disable certain drivers, bearing in mind i cant startup, and I cant find my XP installation CD (how annoying!!!!).

XP Professional
IBM Thinkpad T30

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when I try to start my computer it shows a blue screen saying that there was a fatal error and needs to shut down. It will let me start in safe mode. i need help!

A:blue screen stating fatal error durring boot up

this is what happens with mine too, though everytime i go on windows live messenger it says 'beginning to dump memory to disk'. I didn't know what this was so i searched it on google. Try and type in 'blue screen memory dump' or something like this. You don't have to start in safe mode, i start in 'last configured settings that worked' or whatever it was called. Apparently what it is, is it just doing 'memory dumps' i can't remember why but hopefully you will find it. You can also search on here to look for the same problems, i can already see some to the right of me.

Hope this helpssss!

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I have WinXP Pro
I was online , surfing,, doing normal activities..veiwing webpages.

and the whole screen froze, when I tried CTRL+ALT+DELETE
to access task manager, nothign came up, and then..
it said something about a kernel error and a memory dump.
I turned it off (at the power bar, my computer has no on/off switch)
Then when it restarted, it loaded up Windows, and I deleted everything I had recently downloaded and/or installed, including a couple small DOS games (arkanoid and another) that i got from GameHippo.com , and one MP3 I had just gotten off some new band's website...

then i tried to defragment, and about 45 seconds into it,...
and now I cant get it to load windows, and my CD drives not working, so I cant put XP boot dsic in..and dont have any boot disk on floppy.

It keeps saying drive not ready.

Im posting this from a friends computer, cuz I cant get mine to do anything, I hit f1 and loaded the setup defaults, no help..

what to do?? help?? ;(

A:Kernel error //computer wont boot up//blue screen

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Hello all (and Karbo, if you're looking in)...I can't reply to my thread of last week (IE closes as soon as I hit Reply)...My problem has devolved further. First I managed to make the Internet Options menu inaccessible,and now I can only boot into Safe Mode. The problem seems to be right after the XP splash screen - it displays a Blue Screen for maybe 1/4 second, not long enough to read more than a small word of the error message. No desktop. It then reboots continuously with the same symptoms. I have rolled the registry back with ERUNT, but the blue screen persists regardless of how far back I turn it, so it appears the registry itself isn't involved.

Worse, my PS2 keyboard driver doesn't load in Safe Mode, though the wireless mouse does work..? So I am unable to log in to get to the desktop. Any ideas where to start that doesn't involve reinstalling XP? Particulars: Home build - ASUS P5W DH Deluxe, Core2 Duo E6600, 2gb Corsar RAM, WinXP Home w/SP2 UTD fixes, Kaspersky IS 2009, The system has run well for almost 2 years. I am the admin and these problems seem Plaxico-esque..lol, sad to say. Thanks for your ideas...steve in vt

A:Solved: Blue Screen Boot Error too fast to read!

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I have WinXP Pro
I was online , surfing,, doing normal activities..veiwing webpages.

and the whole screen froze, when I tried CTRL+ALT+DELETE
to access task manager, nothign came up, and then..
it said something about a kernel error and a memory dump.
I turned it off (at the power bar, my computer has no on/off switch)
Then when it restarted, it loaded up Windows, and I deleted everything I had recently downloaded and/or installed, including a couple small DOS games (arkanoid and another) that i got from GameHippo.com , and one MP3 I had just gotten off some new band's website...

then i tried to defragment, and about 45 seconds into it,...
and now I cant get it to load windows, and my CD drives not working, so I cant put XP boot dsic in..and dont have any boot disk on floppy.

It keeps saying drive not ready.

Im posting this from a friends computer, cuz I cant get mine to do anything, I hit f1 and loaded the setup defaults, no help..

what to do?? help?? ;(

A:Kernel error //computer wont boot up//blue screen

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My post is almost similar to http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista-7/788610-registry-file-failure.html

I have a DELL 1150 laptop purchased 5 yrs back. I am getting registry failure error during boot up. My internal CD drive is not working. Hence I had to use another CD ROM (from similar model) and reinstall XP again. However issue gets repeats for every 3-4months. I am really fed up with getting CD ROM from others every time. I can not buy same model as that one never exists now.

Is there any way, I can boot my existing laptop with USB so I can use my external DVD ROM to reinstal XP again?

Or is there any other way to reinstall XP now? (there is no floppy disk either)


A:XP SP2 - Registry failure error and blue screen and boot from USSB?

Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

Similar? In what ways? How is your problem different from the thread you cited?

Please provide the EXACT ERROR MESSAGE.

Is your computer bootable to a flash drive?

Which 1150; Inspiron 1150? THIS? http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?s=gen&c=us&l=en&cs=&k=1150+inspiron+setup&cat=sup

Providing product pages will enable us to help you with greater efficiency.

Press F2 as soon as you turn on your computer.
In the BIOS, look for a list of bootable devices.

You can also purchase a 5.25" optical [ cd or dvd ] drive & put it in a case, connect via USB to your laptop. www.kingwin.com


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