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Windows 7 Wont boot and repair cant complete (Update fail)

Q: Windows 7 Wont boot and repair cant complete (Update fail)

Hello everyone

A couple days ago windows forced my computer to update the update didn't install correctly
Or is broken
When i start my computer i get a black screen with cursor
I know it is not a virus or a piece of malware or anything hardware related

Nothing works but i can access the repair thing
System repair dont work because of errors (ask and i will post them) (install disk cant repair either)
I dont want to lose my microsoft office 2010 for i dont have anymoney to buy a new copy
And its also been discontinued

Anyone know how to fix or replace the install only. so no programs or documents films or games are lost?

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 Wont boot and repair cant complete (Update fail)

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A: Windows 7 Wont boot and repair cant complete (Update fail)

Can you boot to Safe Mode?
What errors do you get from System Restore?
Have you tried Startup Repair? - what error messages did you get?

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After closing the lid on my studio 1535 (WINDOWS VISTA), I tried to restart it, but to no avail. I get this message after trying to boot windows:

Stop:c000021a (fatal system error)The session manager failed to create prefixes system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000003a (0x00000000) (0x00000000), The system has been shut down.

After researching a bit, I realized what may have happened. I remember awhile before it stopped working the "update windows" window on my lower right that said it would restart in a couple mins. Then I clicked postpone 4hrs, and that 4 hrs may have occured during the duration i closed the lid. I read from another forum that when you interrupt windows while updating (hibernation, sleep, close the lid), you'll receive this error ( at least someone else on here experienced this problem AND havent yet been resolved.)

I tried system restore(couldnt get to the page with the image restore, etc because it goes to a blank screen), last known good settings, safe mode, diagnostic, AND I EVEN TRIED TO FORMAT IT WITH THE OPERATING SYSTEM REINSTALLATION DVD (using run dvd on f12), but all that happened was that it took me back to dell booting screen where after waiting awhile goes into a blank screen with a cursor. (OR IS THIS NOT THE CORRECT WAY TO FORMAT?) THIS IS THE SAME PROBLEM http://en.community.dell.com/forums/......cs=19&s=dhs is experiencing, and I dont believe his harddrive is broken.

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A:My Comp wont boot Windows Vista. Stop: c000021a, Update fail

Please see this MS KB --> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/156669

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi, Anyone managed to install windows 10 on their TC-603? It just fail with no error code, it just revert straight back to windows 8.1 after the last step (configuration). Any idea? Thanks

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Hi, Anyone managed to install windows 10 on their TC-603? It just fail with no error code, it just revert straight back to windows 8.1 after the last step (configuration). Any idea? Thanks

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dell inspiron 1525 w7 ultimate 32bit after sp1 install the file
c>windows>system32>ntkrlstaforce.exe is curropted
i tried everything\
system restore
tried to find the file in back up image of the windows
startup repaire
tried to get the file from other windows machines
tried some doc commands

NOTHING! I'M STUCK
I CANT FORMAT IT,,LOTS OF APPS AND TEAKS THAT I HAVE PUT IN THIS THING FOR 5 YEARS NOW,,I NEED IT FOR WORK!
PLEASE HELP!!!!

P.S W7 IS GENUINE!

A:sp1 w7 update,boot error ntkrlstaforce.exe corrupt,startup repair fail

  
Quote: Originally Posted by wailab


dell inspiron 1525 w7 ultimate 32bit after sp1 install the file
c>windows>system32>ntkrlstaforce.exe is curropted
i tried everything\
system restore
tried to find the file in back up image of the windows
startup repaire
tried to get the file from other windows machines
tried some doc commands

NOTHING! I'M STUCK
I CANT FORMAT IT,,LOTS OF APPS AND TEAKS THAT I HAVE PUT IN THIS THING FOR 5 YEARS NOW,,I NEED IT FOR WORK!
PLEASE HELP!!!!

P.S W7 IS GENUINE!


Are you by chance running a modified Kernel (ie a non original MS OS)?

ntkrlstaforce.exe isnt a "standard" OS file?


"from a malware blog site"
you're using a modified kernel (NTKRLSTAFORCE.EXE). That's not supported by anyone. Since all kaspersky versions provide extended protection with deep ties into the kernel, expect it won't work.
so basically, if you're using a modified kernel:
-if it works: good for you
-if it doesn't: s***s for you

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So my co worker asked me to look at her laptop its a toshiba tecra m2. The boot keeps hanging up on the system32 file agp440.sys . I went on the internet and found a windows xp pro disk to try and replace the system32 file using recovery. After a learning how to add SATA drivers to the windows xp boot I was able to detect the hard drive and just before windows setup screen comes up the computer blue screens with a 0x0000007B stop error... I read that the battery could cause this so i carefully took apart the computer and replaced it with no change. I put a windows 7 disk in to see if i could use the recovery console in it and suprisingly it booted no problem, i was able to use command prompt but with no idea what the problem is i have no idea what to do with it. If anyone has any ideas it would be appreciated. Thanks for reading the problem hope someone has an idea. any more info needed just ask

thanks

A:Windows wont boot hangs up on agp440.sys and wont complete boot off the disk :/

Info on 7B STOP errors...http://www.aumha.org/a/stop.htm, scroll down to 7B in left column.

IMO, you have compounded the situation by using a "downloaded" version of Windows, since I suspect that such may contain embedded malware as part of the package.

Any number of things may have caused the initial hang, as you can see by reading the data at the Aumha website.

Louis

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Hello. My aspire 4752g wont boot after the bios update was interrupted. I just finished formatting my laptop and decided to reinstall the drivers but ended up i flashed the bios instead. As i was updating the bios, it stays in "blank screen" for quite a long time and i was so worried that i decided to force shutdown the laptop. When i try to boot it again, it stays in 'blank screen' with power indicator on and fan running. Are there any solution for my problem? Pls help me. Im using windows 7 home premium with 4GB x 2 sticks of RAM installed. Thank you in advance.

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Now spent over 8 hours on this and still no resolution. Tried SFC online and offline, Windows Update Troubleshooter, In-place install -- these all fail. I've checked TrustedInstaller, ran half dozen anti-malware apps -- nothing. System Restore, no change.

I do not want to do a clean install because I have old programs I need that no longer have install media. Any more ideas would be greatly appreciated!

A:Sfc, windows update, inline repair all fail

  
Quote: Originally Posted by walleyek


Now spent over 8 hours on this and still no resolution. Tried SFC online and offline, Windows Update Troubleshooter, In-place install -- these all fail. I've checked TrustedInstaller, ran half dozen anti-malware apps -- nothing. System Restore, no change.

I do not want to do a clean install because I have old programs I need that no longer have install media. Any more ideas would be greatly appreciated!


Do a repair install.

Repair Install

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Friend of mine gave me her Acer Aspire 5742z-4813 because it fails to boot and eventually asks to repair, which it doesn't. Can't enter safe-mode, either.

Only thing she's said is that her daughter installed Norton 360 a few days before it crashed.

Things I've tried:

At command prompt, ran the following with no effect: bootrec.exe /FixMbr, bootrec.exe /FixBoot, bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd, chkdsk /f E:, and finally chkskd /f /r /x.

I also entered BIOS and changed HDD mode to IDE from ACHI. No joy.

Thanks in advance, guys.

A:[SOLVED] Win7 Fail to Boot, Fail to Repair

Test the HDD, download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature, burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature, boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Long tests on the drive. If either test fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.

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Hello when this problem started i have tryed to fix it with startup repair but with no luck and i tryed to make a system restore also but it said it hasnt fount any restore points. I have created a log with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool. Can you please have a look and tell me what i should do ?
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 10-03-2013 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 13-03-2013 13:29:25
Running from F:\FRST
Windows 7 Ultimate   (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================
HKLM\...\Run: [RTHDVCPL] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe -s [10996368 2012-06-11] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKU\User\...\Run: [AdobeBridge]  [x]
Tcpip\Parameters: [DhcpNameServer] 192.168.2.1
==================== Services (Whitelisted) ===================
2 Autodesk Content Service; "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Content Service\Connect.Service.ContentService.exe" [19232 2012-01-31] (Autodesk, Inc.)
3 cphs; C:\Windows\System32\IntelCpHeciSvc.exe [277024 2012-10-10] (Intel Corporation)
3 FLEXnet Licensing Service; "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe" [1044816 2013-02-04] (Flexera Software, Inc.)
3 MozillaMaintenance; "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Maintenance Service\maintenanceservice.exe" [115608 2013-02-28] (Mozilla Foundation)
2 SepMasterService; "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\12.1.2015.2015.105... Read more

A:Windows 7 Fail to boot and Startup repair Offline say Bad Driver

can someone help me please ?

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Hi guys I have just had my computer in for repairs and the ssd disk was changed. I was running windows 10 before and everything was perfect until an update ruined it all. Long story wont go into that  Anyway so i unstall all my software and do an update to windows 10. All the preps and so seems to go fine. Then it reboots and is stuck. Never moves. I see faint HDD activity but i let it run for 8 hours and still nothing, still gangs in the acer boot window. It is after the bios load, because i can access that if i am fast and press f2. After a while i gave up and thought perhaps it was just a fluke so i used my recovery dvd's and reinstalled my system and office and outlook and .... After about 5 hours installation my system was ready to go. So i decided lets try again. And yet again same failure. Simply hangs with the Acer Logo. I called Microsoft and the told me to do a startup repair. However that is not possible, i can get it into the repair mode but none of the functions work. So they said it was a hardware thing but everywhere i look it states the v3-772 should have no problem with the windows 10. I am normally quite good at fixing my own problems but in order to fix a problem i need an error or errorcode or something to go from. Does anyone have any idea what to do?

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This morning I was downloading the realtek Audio Driver for my Microphone to sound much better. My computer instantly crashed when opening it some how I dont know. As I try to boot my computer gets into a loop and puts me straight into startup repair and gives me the SrtTrail error. I have tried the bootrec commands, I tried to recover, Factory reset and everything! only thing I thought that fixed it was to reinstall windows . I did just that back cleaning both of my drives with DiskPart in cmd and Did a clean install of windows on my harddrives. Next thing I know I am downloading my drivers thinking all is fine until I reset my computer and we were back at square one So at this point I am very frustrated and I just want to play My favorite game is there anything that can help me.
 

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Last night I shut my Dell Inspiron N5010 down and came home. When I got home, windows wouldn't load. It stuck on the starting windows screen. I tried to boot in safe mode, it got stuck in mid boot. I tried to boot it with system repair, it said it was loading files and then it got stuck on a screen that said copyright Microsoft Corporation and had a green loading bar. My husband's laptop is exactly the same as mine, so I used it to create a system repair cd. I set the laptop up to boot from cd and tried it, but I got the same thing with it sticking on the green loading bar. I ran a diagnostics on my computer and everything passed except a hard drive test in which I got the error 2000-0146. I checked that error on the dell support website and it told me to take the hard drive out and plug it back in. I have not done this yet as the instructions to do so required me to disassemble the whole computer just to get at the hard drive. After some online research, I created a Knoppix (Linux based os) 6.7 boot cd and booted from the cd drive. This worked beautifully and I am now in the process of transferring all my important data from the hard drive to an external hard drive.

So here are my questions. Everything I read about error 2000-0146 says it's a hard drive failure but if that were the case, why does the hard drive seem to work fine when accessed from a Linux OS? Also, how would disconnecting and reconnecting the hard drive fix the problem? I really don't want to take it apa... Read more

A:Windows won't boot, system repair fail, error 2000-0146, knoppix cd

Try running other hard drive tests. I suggest the Seagate Seatools and the Hitachi DFT. Instructions are at this post: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

Hard drives are funny creatures and depending on how they are failing they can produce different problems.
I have no idea of how Linux works, so I'll just guess that it uses different functions when accessing the hard drive.

The main point of a dying hard drive isn't why it works using different techniques/OS's - but rather one of "When is it going to completely die?" So backing up your stuff is the most important thing to do (which you are doing).

Disconnecting/reconnecting may help if the connection between the hard drive and the motherboard is bad/dirty. And this sort of problem will give many of the same symptoms that a dying hard drive will give.

FWIW - The other day we took a Dell Inspiron N5010 apart at work. It's not an easy task, but there are plenty of directions available on the web.






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Could the windows boot files somehow be corrupted causing it not to boot, ...


If that were the case, then you'd be able to boot to the System Repair disc. System Repair is a tool that checks and repairs (if needed) the Windows boot files.

In the US a hard drive will cost you between $50 to $90 (shop around for a good price on a brand name drive on the web) - and it'll take you a couple of hours to take the system apart in order to get at the hard drive, and maybe a little less ... Read more

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The other day I updated my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 17R running Windows 7 home premium, when I updated the computer booted ok took longer than usual, I restarted the laptop but this time it wouldn't boot up, it came up with a black screen saying repair windows(recommended) or start windows normally, I clicked repair windows it said searching for problems, attempting repairs this took about an hour and a half but unfortunately did not resolve the issue I sent the error report to windows, I restarted the laptop again,  attempted booting it in safe mode no luck and the same other various options I can try but no luck they all just crashed the laptop and began restarting it,  tried repairing it again and this time it took my to a screen with various options like load backup open cmd and format my hard drive, loading the backup did nothing and  wasn't sure what to do with cmd so decided to part ways with my stuff and format the hard drive, I did this and the laptop was formatted but the OS was still on the hard drive and it was like the first time I opened it all of my personal things were gone but win 7 home premium was still there, I set it back up again installed AVG anti virus etc downloaded a few movies ran fine the next day it said windows updates need installing so, I  did , 145 updates were made  turned my laptop back on and again it was booting up and crashing followed the steps I mentioned before noting was working after messing around wit... Read more

A:Computer wont boot, wont boot in safe mode, wont load repair centre

Hello there,
 
It seems like you did not perform a clean installation of Windows and that's why your system is acting up. 
 
Follow the steps below to install a new copy of Windows:
 
1. To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation you will need to start or boot your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive. Insert your Windows 7 disc in your CD/DVD drive. Please note: will need to restart or turn on your system with the disc in the drive. 
2. After turning on your system with the CD in the drive go ahead and press any key when prompted during your computer post routine and then follow the instructions presented on screen. If you don’t see this go back to step 1 to setup your BIOS to boot from CD or USB flash drive depending on your installation media.
3. On the Install Windows page simply enter your preferences and click next.
 
4. Accept the Windows license agreement.
 
5. On the “Which type of installation do you want” page go ahead and choose the “Custom” option.
 
6. Select Drive options (advanced) on the “Where do you want to install Windows” page.
 
7.  Select the partition that you want to change, choose the formatting option you want to perform and then follow the instructions.
When allocating space choosing the default MB size for your drive is typically the best for most users since you want to take full advantage of all your disk... Read more

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hi,

recently bought a tablet and installed the software.. after realising it is only for windows OS 95/98..ater restarting the comp like it asked me to; an error message comes up and gives me 5 or so options like.... restore windows to last good config point... start windows normally (i have to choose this as the keyboard does not work) or safe mode etc..

the usb keyboard which fails does allow me to get into BIOS though, after the first load screen the usb keyboard fails.. leaving me with no choice but to 'start windows normally' which then it freezes on the xp logo loading screen! so i have to problems....

1. how do i get my usb keyboard to work- do i need to buy an old keyboard(would that work ?)

2. what option do i select if i can when getting on the error message screen?

3. any other advice i need?

thanks for your help!

dont forget my usb keyboard fails after 1st load up screen

A:windows xp wont boot after installing software meant for 95/98 OS only- keyboard fail

Boot into Safe Mode. You may have to wait a few minutes until the USB gets recognized. If that doesn't work, try a PS2 keyboard (or USB to PS2 Adapter) Go into the Add Remove programs and Uninstall the software that you installed.

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Hi, first time poster here.  I work for a composer managing/troubleshooting his computers.  One of them recently started failing to reboot and I can't even get into Safemode.  Trying to system restore fails with the error 0x800700b7.  I read a few other threads having the same issue resolved by the Farbar Recovery scan then fix.  I downloaded FRST64.exe, put it on a USB stick, ran it and created the attached FRST.txt log.  Can someone help me with a Fixlist.txt solution as well?
 
Many many many thanks in advance!

A:Win 7, startup fail, Windows repair fail

Hi composerken
I will be handling your computer issues to help you get up and running again. Please give me some time to look over your situation and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks for your patience.
polskamachina

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it keeps getting stuck mid boot, it wont work in start up repair or safe mode. 
 
before this happened I got two bluescreens earlier in the day. 
 
I have gotten blue screens before but nothing were I couldn't boot my computer. 
 
Thank you in advance
 
last known good config won't work either. 
  

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Last night I updated windows 8.1 from windows 8.
It got to the stage where it needs to restart so it done that started the configarations and once it reached 100% it restarted.

Since then what happens is when i press power on the samsung logo comes on the screen then the black screen with the windows picture then the bsod comes up for around half a second and it restarts. then it constantly does this.

The whole cycle only takes a few seconds.

Ive tried booting in safe mode but this isnt working so I downloaded kav rescue on another computer and saved it on a flash drive, But it wont boot off this either.

Any ideas?

A:Windows wont start after 8.1 update wont boot in safe mode

What does the BSOD state? Most times it is a driver issue with the Display drivers. Other times it is hardware.

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Startup Repairs is checking your system for problems;  it runs for hours,  no changes, screen said your computer might restart several times during this process. but never does ?  what do I do next ?

A:Windows 7 wont boot up, "launch startup repair" just never c...

@Reckart Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! This situation is usually caused by a corrupted file system -- which can often be caused by a failing hard drive. To check that, you have to follow these steps:1) Press Esc key repeatedly, several times a second, while rebooting the laptop. Do NOT hold the key down, just press it over and over.2) Eventually, you will see an HP Startup Menu -- that will look similar to the image below ...3) press the Function key for testing the hard drive (usually F2) and let it run.Please report back the test results. If the hard drive checks out OK, then you MIGHT be able to fix the filesystem problem using a Windows Repair Disk. You will need access to a working PC for this step in order to create the media needed to repair your PC boot loader.You will need to create something known as a Win7 Repair CD. This will repair the boot loader files, and if that is the problem, your PC will boot OK after that. This can be obtained (for a fee) from this link: http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/When you download this file, it will be an ISO file.To make a bootable CD from it, you will need to download and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/Once you have that installed, run it, select the option "Write image file to disc" and select the ISO file you downloaded, and point it to a blank CD.To make a bootable USB stick from it, you will need to download and install RUFUS: https://rufus.akeo.ie... Read more

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I haven't installed anything lately and I can only think that it was maybe due to shutting down the computer directly from the power button (heard sudden shut downs could cause problems).

I tried startup repair, I tried doing a "refresh" but it won't accept the cd, I tried doing a safe mode boot and a debug boot, I tried changing the sata cords on my drive, I tried doing a system restore to 3 different points and they all give me the same error "System Restore did not complete successfully, System restore failed while scanning the file system on the drive E:\" (I find this strange since there is no drive E: on my computer, maybe this is the problem).
Can anyone help me out? I've run out of options. I've only installed 8.1 on this 120gb 840 evo 2 months ago. I really can't just reinstall 8.1 and erase everything, I have to figure out a way around this if anyone knows?

A:Windows 8.1 wont boot up, stuck in repair loop.

Welcome to EightForums

From the Repair CD/USB:
How to do a Auto Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Windows will not boot up, just goes to a blue screen and never loads. I have tried "launch startup repair" but it ran for a whole day and never completed. what should I do next? Thanks

A:Windows 7 wont boot up, "launch startup repair" just never c...

Tried System Restore from the same section??

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Backstory (skip if you need)
I'm fixing someones laptop, It was slow and taking 30 minutes to startup, i did the usually virus scan and restarted, then it was stuck in an auto repair loop. I used a windows 8 Install CD from microscoft. None of the options in it would work, install (key doesnt match) reset (missing partition), image recovery (cant find an image), restore (no restore point), etc.
 
Used command prompt, did stuff like bootrec, bcdedit, diskpart, and chkdsk. After it ran chkdsk it finally loaded windows. I reset/reinstalled the OS completely. Fixed, restarted, running smooth. Owner said it was working great for a day, then after turning it back on it was in an auto repair loop.
 
Now
It's stuck in a preair loop, I can't even boot from the 8 CD! Have it configured in the bios, it shows the the blue windows logo then the screen goes black for 3 minutes and a blue screen flashes for 1 second saying  "Your PC ran into a problem and need to restart. Collecting some info (0% complete) search online for error: 0x000021a"
 
The weird thing is, Windows 7 disks boot fine, but it's "not compatible". And if I physically remove the HDD, it will boot into the windows 8 CD. So I put the HDD back in (while still at the command prompt) and it wont take my commands in related to the C: . I get a "System cannot find the drive specified"
 
I also tried hooking upp the HDD to my PC SATA, it shows in explorer, but just right clicking it crashes explorer.exe. D... Read more

A:Windows wont load, Boot CD wont load, Automatic Repair Loop

UPDATE:
 
I got a windows 8.1 disk made and it allowed me yo boot from the CD, but it's SLOOOOW, it takes minutes to load reset or w.e (none of them still work), or open the command prompt.
 
I ran chkdsk /f /r /x but it didnt help. chkdsk /r ends with:
"A disk read error occurredcc0000185
Insufficient disk space to fix the Usn Journal $J data stream."
 
Before when I ran it, I'm pretty sure it let me restart and booted into windows, not now.
 
Next I tried bootrec.
/fixmbr - succesful
/fixboot - succesfull
/rebuildBCD - Total identified Windows installations: 0
/scanOS - Total identified Windows installations: 0
 
Next bcdedit
Nothing worked "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The requested system device cannot be found."
 
Next sfc /scannow
"There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again."
Then sfc /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=c:\ /OFFWINDIR=d:\Windows
"Windows resources protection didnt find integrity violations"
 
BCDBoot c:\WindowsFailure when attempting to copy boot files
 
Next diskpart - but I forgot what I did before that may have worked. All i can remember is I had to select a disk or volume, and do something with it.

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My comp has been having some system issues, so today i decided to do a repair, everything went smoothly until it asked me for the ethernet drivers (network bus emulator) on my ASUS m2n4-SLI motherboard. I dont have the disk handy so i downloaded a copy of the AMD nforce4 drivers from nvidia and copied them to a flash drive which i then stuck into my comp and used to install the drivers, but after i clicked yes, the computer simply restarted, now when i start windows all that happens is halfway through the startup screen it restarts. WHAT AM I TO DO!
 

A:Must have installed wrong chipset driver during repair, now windows wont boot!

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Hello,

I restarted my windows 7 Compaq NX 7400 laptop yesterday after an automatic windows update and since that time I have been unable to reboot my laptop. I have tried all recovery/repair options on the windows installation disc but to date now have worked.

The message shown is "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause". I having exhausted all the repair options and now worked, I opted to to do another installation on the same partition;after all files were copied and the machine rebooted I ran into the same problem; only this time the error was "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: File: \windows\system32\winload.exe status: 0xc000000f"

I need some urgent help please.

A:Windows 7 fail to boot after windows update

I am unclear as to whether safe mode will boot right now.
Have you tried that?
It sounds like you have a corrupt windows file (possibly an indication of a failing hard drive) normally I would just start safe mode with command prompt and run
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

I'm unclear if you are able to do that at the moment though.

I'm thinking I'll have to go with failing hard drive if this has happened twice in a row though.
Though I also notice there is no official windows 7 support from compaq/hp for your laptop either.
It could simply be a bunch of drivers failing.

Either way if you are unable to run a SFC a repair install is probably your best bet. It will reset the windows settings but should leave programs and files still functional.

Repair Install

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When I download files > 10 MB the success seems to be hit and miss.  Sometimes the download is able to complete, others it fails.  When it fails it does not explicitly say that the download has failed, the average download speed just continues to go down and no new data comes in.  I have tried both Internet Explorer as well as Chrome and Firefox and experienced similar results with each.  How do I prevent my downloads from stopping?

Thanks

A:Downloads fail to complete on Windows 7

Have you installed any network accelerators? If so please remove them.
If the issue still occurs, let’s disable all startup items and third party services when booting. This method will help us determine if this issue is caused by a loading program or service. Please perform the following steps:
1. Click the Start Button type "msconfig" (without quotation marks) in the Start Search box, and then press Enter.
Note: If prompted, please click Continue on the User Account Control (UAC) window. 2. Click the "Services" tab, check the "Hide All Microsoft Services" box and click "Disable All" (if it is not gray). 3. Click the "Startup" tab, click "Disable All" and click "OK".
Then, restart the computer. When the "System Configuration Utility" window appears, please check the "Don't show this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when Windows starts" box and click OK.
Please test this issue in the Clean Boot environment, if the issue disappears in the Clean Boot environment, we can use a 50/50 approach to quickly narrow down which entry is causing the issue.Arthur Xie - MSFT

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Hi,

Earlier today i was defragging my registry with CCcleaner and after the requested restart my os wouldn't boot. It showed a screen where i could choose between 'Startup repair' and 'Start windows normally'. I tried both: The startup repair couldn't fix the problem and when i tried to start up normally, it gave me a blue screen. After that i tried 'Windows Recovery'. After selecting a rollback point, i wasn't able to select a drive. The tickbox for the only drive (C was grey and i couldnt select it and thus couldnt complete the recovery. I do not have a windows recovery cd and i have no idea what i could do next. It is pretty important that i do not lose my files... Is there any one who could help me out?

Thanks!
 

A:Fail to complete Windows Restore

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Bear with me... trying to help my niece in another state. Her only computer is the problem, so she can't directly search for fixes.

She has a Windows 7 Home edition workstation. Her daughter (9) was playing on it when she said it suddenly stopped working. It would reboot, but wouldn't complete the boot. Shows the home screen- but then comes up with an explorer window saying "not responding."

The rebooted in safe mode and tried to restore from the oldest date. That showed a progress bar that moved part of the way but wouldn't complete.

Tried again and this time chose to "repair" first and it came back stating it couldn't fix it.

Any ideas of what to do next?

A:Won't complete boot- no errors, Repair startup fails

Here is a tutorial on how to troubleshoot starting windows 7, which will require a full read through, but should solve the issue. It's hard troubleshooting miles away though. I suggest again trying to run startup repair, and maybe a restore point a week before the incident. You can also try last known configuration.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Left computer on overnight, I usually just move the mouse and its business as usual. Finance, for some reason flops down at my PC ??? grr. I woke up sat down at my PC and it was off? turned it on and it starts to boot but stops on the microsoft screen then goes black. this continues back and forth same action over and over again. later on noticed keyboard wasnt responding, plugged it into a different usb, came on but seems to work when windows starts up but stops when the boot process stops as well. i ran system checks etc. dont understand alot of the tech information, I do okay removing viruses and other fixes but Im out of my league here. I did get a couple of "graphics error messages" didnt understand them so just continued the diagnostics.
prior to my registering I was reading posts on your site and found a couple of posts that seem to be associated with my problem. ie, computer not booting up, screen going black, keyboard not responding. thats whats happening. I need your help badly, my appreciation would be enormous. thank you. Im using my bo's work laptop at this time.

leann=(

A:PC wont complete boot up

Hi leannaluv,

Use "Ultimate Boot CD" to diagnos the hardware on your computer. Here is the link to the Ultimate Boot CD website: Ultimate Boot CD - Overview. Put the program onto a CD and boot the computer to it. Then test the computer hardware such has motherboard, ram, and cpu to to make sure they all work fine.

Another thing you can do is to perform a "Check Disk Repair" on your computer. Boot the computer to your Windows XP CD and on the main menu, choose "R" to go to the recovery console. Then on the repair console, type in "chkdsk /r" to perform a check disk repair. Make sure there is a space between "chkdsk" and "/r". Hope everything works out for you.

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Good evening all,

Just to flag that this has also been posted in W7 Support sub-forum here:

Other thread

Re. the instruction thread - the link to DSS doesn't seem to work, and GMER is for 32-bit only. If there's anything I can do to kick things off, please let me know and I'll do it!

I've googled extensively around the issues I am facing, and tried all proposed solutions, but none have worked thus far.

Symptoms:I have 1-2 minutes of freedom after booting, then I can no longer run new programmes. I also cannot close some programmes e.g. Skype. Tabs in Chrome spazz, flash player dies, and any new navigation ends up with an eternal hanging/loading problem.
Unable to restart/shutdown conventionally (I have to do it physically)
I get the error "Failure to display security and shut down options ..." when I try ALT+CTRL+DEL

Safe mode is absolutely fine, so I assume it's not anything hardware related (though please correct me if I'm being naive). My second drive which runs off XP, which I only use for storage now, boots fine and has no problems.

I have not installed any new drivers, programmes, or otherwise made any meaningful changes recently.

Solutions I've tried:Reset winsock.
Shut off all start-up programmes using MSCONFIG.
Run virus scan at boot-up, deleted 2 items (win32 installmate ... prob trojans? Was an .exe that I had downloaded but never ran).
Run Malwarebytes scan, deleted 1 fairly innocuous item.
Run full scan-disk check.
Run a SFC scan... Read more

A:windows update fail or statup programs fail cant do much of anything please help

Hello chivalrousgent and our apologies for the oversight of your thread.

Do you still require assistance?

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Hello everyone!

Hope i stuck this in the right forum, anyway, here goes:

My computer gave off a BSOD when i was watching a bit or World Cup action and has failed to boot since. I've been mucking about with all kinds of fixes for the last 4 days but i've been unable to get it running again. I don't want to do a format / reinstall, i've got some important data i'd like to keep hold of.

I've tried a few things:

- Did a full virus scan with the Kaspersky Recue disk. Removed a number of dodgy files. Let me to believe my MBR might be ruined
- Did a CHKDSK on all my drives. Everthing checks out OK, even tho it took ages.
- Tried to fix my MBR with BootRec, but to no avail. Gives off a Element Not Found message when tring FixBoot and RebuildBcd
- Ran the Repair Tool a few times, gives the same message each time: "The partition table does not have a valid System Partition" in the log

When i boot up it gets past the animated logo but restarts after briefly showing a black screen with a cursor, which i can move around. Same goes for safe mode.

I'm at wits end here guys, i've been able to fix every problem i've had by myself, but i'm not working this one out. Understand my agony of not being able to watch the World Cup on my computer (i dont own a TV) and having to rely on my radio, which is fun as well, but you know Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:System boot fail resulting BSOD / OS isn't listed in Repair Tool

Troubleshooting windows 7 and pc guide:

Follow all steps and report results after having done so:

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Please read this tutorial fully, and follow all steps.

99% of the time all issues can be resolved with problems starting windows with this tutorial.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I have a topic that is unresolved with my system not booting(goes into repair mode).   Cannot use safe modes either.
Topic was looked at in malware forum and it was determined their that malware is not the cause of the failed initializations.
Topic:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/486222/win7-home-premium-64-wont-bootsystem-repair-attempts-fail/
I thought it would be transferred to this forum via sysadmin,  but it wasn't.

A:Win7 Home Premium 64 won't boot(system repair attempts fail)

Using the flash drive previously used to access the system... Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size. Click Go and paste the content into your next post.Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 . Louis

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URGENT: Blue Screen/Boot-up Crash/ALL Repair/Install Fail
Dell T3500 2 15.T hard drives with RAID 0
Windows 7 x64 Ultra
My newly bought T3500 has been unable to boot up since Sunday (Apr 25).
Whenever it boots up, it crashes and yields a blue screen.
Dell tech support has been unable to resolve the issue over the phone and refused to deploy a Windows 7 specialist to resolve it on site.
Using Win 7 Ultra CD, a repair attempt yields the following log:
Root casuse found:
Unknown Bugcheck: Buckcheck 6b, Parameters = 0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0,
Repair action: System files integreity check and repair
Result: Failed, Error Code = 0 x490
Time Taken = 651039 ms
Issues:
1. Boot-up results in blue screen.
2. Unable to repair with the Win 7 CD.

It appears Win 7 can't access the boot drive.
It appears most system files are inaccessible.
Days before it could boot, it has the following issues:
1. sfc yields: Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.
2. Repair Install yields: Windows could not retrieve information about the disks on this computer.
3. Windows Installer: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.

Please help.

Thanks.
Armstrong

A:URGENT: Blue Screen/Boot-up Crash/Repair/Install Fail

KB article for this error (may/may not apply to your situation): "STOP: 0x0000006B" Stop error message during startup on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Also, FYI, we've had an issue at work where the system was missing the smss.exe file (this was on XP systems and was caused by the McAfee command line scanner). I would suggest using the command prompt in the Startup Repair menu to replace system files - but unfortunately I can't say which one's are needed.

You may also try running sfc.exe /scannow from the command prompt - it may/may not help.

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Hello, my first post here.

I am in deep trouble with my laptop Samsung RF511-SD3. I don't know why but it doesn't want to boot anymore. It freezes in the windows loading bar screen. I tried to start the system recovery using [F4] but then i'm presented with a message

"A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" and then everything happens again. I've accessed my HD thru SATA-USB adapter and all my data is there, but it seems that the SYSTEM partition (100MB) is empty.

Windows repair take hours to do simple tasks and in the end it doesn't work. I don't have Windows DVD because it's OEM.

I've tried to launch MiniTool Partition Wizard bootable CD, but it works until boot options screen, but after a while it simples reboot my laptop and ends in the CD boot options screen again.

Help? (yep bad english detected)

A:Boot fail - system repair doesn't work - Samsung RF511

Just took this picture. I tried once more to boot with Windows recovery CD and for the first time a partition showed up as option. In the other tries the list was blank.

But I'm going to bed now, just updating the situation.

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Ran FRST64.exe as found on the forum and need assistance creating the fixlist.txt file.
 
Sorry for the screen shots.   

A:Win7 Home Premium 64 won't boot(system repair attempts fail)

could it be the epson driver loading at startup is bad or invalid?   if so how would the fixlist.txt file read to remove that run statement at startup
ASUS laptop,  frst64.exe is running off d: data partition.

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I just had to chime in here.  I just spent the last 5 days fighting this with a Lenovo U530 Ultrabook Ideapad. I could not even get the machine to boot to a bootable Windows 10 USB stick or a bootable Windows PE USB that had some drive recovery software on it.  Although it would boot to the Lenovo Diagnostics that I downloaded from Lenovo on a USB stick and it would also boot to Tails (Linux distro) on a USB stick. I know the machine was crashing because when it would get stuck, I would try to push the Caps Lock on and off and the light didn't change.  During boot kept pushing the Caps Lock it would toggle then freeze after a few seconds. I took the hard drive out and put it in another Lenovo U530 I had at my disposal and it worked fine so I know that the hard drive was working.  The hard drive seemed to be in  some state of a patial update to Windows 10 so that probably caused the initial problem. I was trying to figure out how to flash the BIOS since I though maybe it had been corrupted somehow but wasn't figuring out how to get that done without being in Windows.  The BIOS flash from Lenovo seemed to be dependent on some .NET framework.  Anyway I ran across a video where a guy explained that he had a Lenovo that was acting similar so he opened it up and unplugged the battery and plugged it back in and it fixed it. I was skeptical but figured I hadn't anything to lose and voila it worked.... unbeivable... Here... Read more

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I was having some minor issues, so I decided to do a "reset my pc". The "lite" procedure...remove the files, reinstall the os,  keep the computer.  I assume that meant clean install, not multiple passes, should complete in a reasonable amount of time.It got to the point where, after restart,  it was showing the percentage of progress, but when I came back to it there was just a black screen.I use my TV as my monitor, so I switched inputs, and for about 5 seconds I could see the little dotted "progress" circle revolving, then disappear. This would repeat every time I switched imports back and forth.After more than an hour, I manually shut it down and started up again. this time a different looking screen appeared than the percentage screen before. A large circle saying it was installing the os, and then started to display the percentage of completion (starting at 5%) and that it would restart several times.So I checked back about 10 minutes later and it was at 9%, so I figured it was ok, crossing my fingers.But now after quite a while (close ti 1 1/2 hours) it is back to the dotted circle, which fades away after about 5 seconds.Is this normal. How long should I wait?Can I ceate a recovery/installatioin disk for my specific unit and start the process over.  My concern was that a disk will not have the drivers I need.

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I have a dell Desktop that will show the bios and then will show one line flash but will not boot to windows. I tried using a recovery disk to repair it but when it get to the end where it should start to boot to complete the install i just get the same screen black. Any Suggestions? I am able to run the mini XP from Hiren CD.Thanks Jeff :}Edit: Moved topic from Introductions to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

A:XP Home wont complete boot

When you say there was a one line flash, can you post what that line said? Tapping F12 at boot on a Dell will bring up the Diagnostic Menu. Run the Diagnostics to see if the problem is hardware related.

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Im running xp pro on a stable P4 hardware. recently it stopped booting into windows; after windows loading screen computer restarts it self. Through F8 option i got to the blue error screeen which says "Unmountable_boot_volume".
I tried running xp pro cd to get to the recovery console but that doesnt work either. after the options F6 (third party drivers) and F2(automated recovery blah blah) it just goes straight to examining hard disk and then shows the drives and asks to select partition to install xp in.
I read some forums and this problem is caused due to either faulty harddrive, or faulty system files. i dunt think its my harddrive.
i need a way to get to recovery console so i can run chkdsk / fixboot
i dunt really want to format.

A:XP wont boot. ERR: 'UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME'. REPAIR CONSOLE WONT RUN

You do it wrong. I think the option is press "R".

IT WILL TELL YOU ON THE SCREEN.

No need to press any "F" key

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It's a friends pc. I replaced the power supply but that did not fix it. It's not a virus cause it did allow me to install linux. So the cd rom worked through the install. The computer has a lot of dust in it. I was going to blow it out tomorrow. Could it just be dust? Any other ideas.

A:PC powers on/off during boot, wont complete boot

am not a pro but i know this much atleast cus i have already faced similar problem, the os goes to the loading screen takes long than usual to load and then reboots without getting to the welcome screen right? cleaning surely helps

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I have just finished building my new system. I thought I may have a chance at reaching WEI 7.9.

Spec is..
Antec 1200 case. MSI Z68A-GD80-G3 board . i7 -2700K @4.1 GHZ. GTX 580 OC twin FrozR II 1536 Mb Graphics.Corsair Vengeance 16 GB PC3-12800C9 1600MHz RAM. Cooler Master Hyper 212+ CPU cooler. Crucial SSD M4 128 GB SATA 6Gb/s main Hard drive.Crucial SSD M4 128GB hard drive. 500 GB HDD. Crucial SSD M4 60GB.1200W PSU.ASUS Xonar D2X sound card.

Runs good though.

A:New system complete maximum windows experience index fail

That's odd! I get 7.9 across the board with my current setup. Admitedly I have my ram running at 2133mhz.

Your 580gtx is more powerful than my 6950 and mine scores 7.9 lol

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

A:XPS 8700 needed UEFI secure boot disabled to complete Windows 10 anniversary update can't enable UEFI secure boot now

rdubayah,
If your computer was running WIndows 10 without any issues prior to downloading the Anniversary update, then you would not have had to change any settings in the bios to install the update.The UEFI and Secure Boot settings are to enable booting with a USB or DVD to install Windows.
Disable Legacy Boot Mode and Enable UEFI
Start the computer and TAP the F2 key to enter the bios. Once in the bios Press F9 to Restore the bios to the Default Settings. F10 to save changes and exit. You could have a hardware problem. To run a hardare diagnostics on the computer you would start the computer and TAP the F5 key. Insert a cd/dvd in the optical drive for running the diags.

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

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I was prompted to and ran a windows update which recommened
XP Service Pack 2 update. I restarted my notebook as was called for after install.

During windows startup it started recovering orphaned files, thousands.
It took about 5 hours to rescover all the files one by one, which
when I was watching all ended in .tmp.

After that it said "Please wait..." and after about 30min I hard shut down.

Ever since then, starting the computer comes up with a "Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this." screen.

I can then choose from safe mode, safe mode command prompt, safe mode Networking, Last known good configuration, and start normaly. All of these freeze the computer-- the safe modes print a bunch of driver names to the screen and the other options get to the windows splash screen then freeze.

I need to get my data back. My XP Home edition came installed on my notebook. Can I purchase a version of XP Home and use to recover? Can I somehow make a boot CD? I have only found ways to make floppy install boot disks for XP but nothing to put on CD Rom. I do not have a floppy but could get an external. I've found little information in my searches on XP system recovery other than it's apparent I should have previously made a recovery disk using XP. XP does not have a MS DOS layer so I can't break to dos prompt.

Any suggestions?

Thanks...

Ben
 

A:XP wont boot after SP2 windows update

to create a boot cd , use this wonferful programm

http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm#3
 

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I was prompted to and ran a windows update which recommened
XP Service Pack 2 update. I restarted my notebook as was called for after install.

During windows startup it started recovering orphaned files, thousands.
It took about 5 hours to rescover all the files one by one, which
when I was watching all ended in .tmp.

After that it said "Please wait..." and after about 30min I hard shut down.

Ever since then, starting the computer comes up with a "Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this." screen.

I can then choose from safe mode, safe mode command prompt, safe mode Networking, Last known good configuration, and start normaly. All of these freeze the computer-- the safe modes print a bunch of driver names to the screen and the other options get to the windows splash screen then freeze.

I need to get my data back. My XP Home edition came installed on my notebook. Can I purchase a version of XP Home and use to recover? Can I somehow make a boot CD? I have only found ways to make floppy install boot disks for XP but nothing to put on CD Rom. I do not have a floppy but could get an external. I've found little information in my searches on XP system recovery other than it's apparent I should have previously made a recovery disk using XP. XP does not have a MS DOS layer so I can't break to dos prompt.

Any suggestions?

Thanks...

Ben
 

A:XP wont boot after SP2 windows update

to create a boot cd , use this wonferful programm

http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm#3
 

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Hi guys, I just did a partition undo. I rejoined the 2 partitions. I was warned to do a back up, I did not do it. The operation was successful. Anyway, a windows automatic update came up later, I installed it as usual. Windows was so agressive about rebooting, I rebooted. And since then, I have not been able to boot. Windows would go through the motion, an just before it opens, I get an error message that reads:"The procedure entry point_resetkoflw could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll. I click ok. Then I get the dreaded blue screen.
Could that be a virus?
Please help
Paul
Windows xp pro
 

A:after new windows update, pc wont boot

If you joined two partitioned drives together and it was successful it would have booted up correctly. You should have done a backup of both drives first. Your data maybe lost forever but there is one thing you can try. Remove this hard drive from this computer and install it into another computer as a slave drive either to the drive C: on the primary cable or on the secondary cable. If the drive is recognized in this computer and if it is you will be the luckiest person on the planet, then use a file manager such as Windows Explorer to copy all of the important data to another media such as CD-R's, DVD or thumb drive, do this immediately do not wait.
 

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Last night i restarted my laptop so windows 8 can install the updates. it logged me off and installed the updates and the restarted. i then when on and waited while it booted up, i sat there for about 20 minutes before i decided to restart the computer (it was stalling on the windows 8 boot/load/splash screen) then after that it kept on stalling on the boot screen. i tried the factory restore option and it loaded and the froze on the first screen and the loading windows files screen (it was a black screen with just a mouse arrow) even tried reinstalling threw with the windows 8 dvd disk and it would continuously load and restart. so i decided to install linex threw my usb drive. but the drive wouldnt boot, so i just turned it off and back on. after that the windows disk decided to boot up and the disk actually loaded and i chose the repair option and decided to reset windows (clean reinstall) the screen said please wait and after about 30 minutes the computer said can not find a valid partition. any ideas how to get it working or will i need to buy a new hard drive?

A:Windows 8 wont boot after automatic update

try MBR repair, were you dual booting? Did you try safe mode and uninstall the update ?

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