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Q: No boot from my harddisk

I have windows XP professional on a 40GB harddisk, but I can't get it to boot up! I'm sure it has something to do with the MBR. The computer is an old compaq, with a floppy A: drive that does not work!
I'm totally new to this sort of problem, so I'd be really gratefull for clear instructions on how I can get it up and running again.

For example I found a download for a DOS that I can use via the CD drive. However I haven't a clue as to how I can use it to boot up or fix the MBR, if it is indeed possible!

Grateful for any help, advice or suggestions.

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Preferred Solution: No boot from my harddisk

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A: No boot from my harddisk

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Hey there

I'm having a weird issue with booting up my computer and I'm hoping to find a solution that does not involve reinstalling windows completely. Might come to that, but first I'm looking for other issues.

To give some context:
A few months ago my primary harddisk started failing. I acquired a new harddisk, installed windows on it and it has been working fine.

When I boot up the computer, I can select between the old and the new windows installation and I've simply been using the new one. I've left the old harddisk plugged in as I had some data on it I wanted to salavage and then I just left it there. I've gotten the data of it and have had no reason to unplug it.

Recently, however, I wanted to unplug the old harddisk as there has been some issues with hangups and I had a suspicioun they were caused by windows (for some reason) reading from the old harddisk.

When I unplugged it I got a "Bootmgr is missing" error and could not boot up. Thus I need to have the old harddisk plugged in in order to boot up windows.

WHich is annoying, as I think the old harddisk is the cause of the performance issues I've been having.

Obviously the new harddisk has not been made bootable by installing windows on it. The old harddisk was plugged in when I installed windows, so that's likely the cause of it (for some reason...?).

Is there any way for me to fix this without unplugging the old harddisk and installing windows again? I'd rather ... Read more

A:Cannot Boot from Harddisk

The Windows installer will put its boot-up code (the bootmgr) on the primary hard drive regardless of the drive that Windows proper is installed on. You can repair this by booting your Windows 7 DVD and running the Startup Repair tool. See Microsoft's how-to article here. Make sure that the original disk is unplugged before attempting this repair.

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I have 40GB harddisk and now I am moving to 120GB SATA hardisk. But i want all the data with softwares, plugins and all the windows settings to be transferred in the 120 GB harddisk.

There is any way so that all files and setttings will transferred and I dont have to install everything again.

In my system Windows XP Pro SP1 is installed.
 

A:Transfer data/settings from small harddisk to big harddisk

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Hello all,

I need some advice.

I recently replaced my old harddisk to a new harddisk. The old harddisk has windows xp home and other programs installed.

I did not format the old harddisk, I only took out the old harddisk and replaced it with a new harddisk. I then installed windows xp home to the new harddisk.

While I am installing programs on the new harddisk, I discovered that one of the programs do not allow me to activate the program license because I have previously activated the program on my old windows. I need to do a proper uninstallation to release the license, then I can activate the license of the program in the new harddisk.

My question is, can I take out my current new harddisk, replace it with the old harddisk, boot up as normal into the old harddisk windows, uninstall the program inside the old harddisk, then replace the old hardisk with my new harddisk again.

Will I be able to access the old windows on the old harddisk?
Will it mess up my current windows/programs settings?
Will my current new harddisk windows be able to work as normal after accessing the old harddisk windows?
I thought of accessing the old harddisk as a slave, but I do not know if it is possible to access the old harddisk and do a proper uninstall of the program?
Is there any better way of uninstalling the program on my old harddisk?

Thanks in advance.

A:Accessing Win XP on old harddisk to uninstall programs after installing new harddisk

you have to swap out the drive completely. at no time should you have both hdd plugged in.

repeat, do not run them as master and slave. run each hdd individually at each time only.........

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help me please
my laptop recently started playing up so i tried to re-install windows XP home edition only to find that halfway thru the installation i had the incorrect product key so i restarted my computer to find that i couldnt boot from the hard drive and wen i tried to install from the disk it got to the point where u accept the license agreement and then it gives me a stop error saying IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL with som 0x000000a rubbish that i dont understand. i then tried to format the computer with a disk from my brothers computer which is EXACTLY the same model but then it gave me an error saying unable to determine bios lock, contact system manufacturer. please can someone tell me what the problem is or how to fix it

my spec is 256MB RAM, intel celeron M processor 1.6 GHz, Insyde Software Mobil Pro Bios, intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphix controller, Eealtek AC97 Audio (sound card)

please please help

ps im a bit of an amateur at this so i wud be grateful if u could be a bit simpler in ur diagnosis
 

A:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL cant boot from HardDisk

Fine!!! i dnt need ur help anyway, support guy my arse. I fixed the problem myself, with my own genius good bye suckers, if an administrator reads this can they please delete my account
 

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Ok - so I've just installed a new harddrive. Its to replace the current drive.

I used drive image to clone the system partition.

Booting with the new disk results in the following error on screen & wont go further :

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

Now I realise that XP has probably cant handle the new disk with the old configuration & needs to be reinstalled. However, I have done the same operation on quite a few systems before & windows has always coped with the change - never got this message before.

Any Ideas to save me reinstalling XP & all the additional programs on this system ?

Thanks - abbyk
 

A:XP will not boot after new harddisk install

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My desktops internal harddisk of 250gb showed some kind of error. When i tried to format the disk containing os.windows 7, i was unable to do so. Later i found the disk is showing as boot x. And a space of around 35gb or something. I have all my memories in another drive. I need to fix it any how. Please help.
 

A:Harddisk shows boot x

When i tried to format the disk containing os.windows 7, i was unable to do so. Click to expand...

Were you trying to format the disk while you were logged into Windows 7, or were you using an alternate boot device? Trying to format a disk containing the disk, while you're actually using that OS, will never end well.
 

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Hi,

I setup my pc with 2 harddisk. I dual boot xp 32-bit and windows 7 64-bit on 1 harddisk and other harddisk is for my data storage for xp and 7. The problem is that windows 7 recognize the 2 harddisk and I can access the data but xp won't. Xp can see the harddisk on 'my computer' but it was listed RAW.

Anyone know how to fix it so that xp and 7 can access the 2nd harddisk?

Thanks!

A:Dual boot: xp won't recognize 2nd harddisk.

Look in XP Disk Managemnet to see if the missing partition is assigned a letter. If not, give it one.

Otherwise, please post back a screenshot of your full Disk management map.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

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I have a problem with booting Windows7 right after I changed disks.I work with removable harddisks (2 with Windows XP and now 1 with Windows 7 RC1).Working with XP is alright.Working with Windows 7 is also OK.I can startup, shut down as many times as I like.BUT, when I put a drive with XP in and startup it's OK.THEN, put the drive with W-7 in, it won't startup.Screen stays black.When starting in safe mode, the computer stops with the file "Windows\System32\Drivers\ClassPNP.SYS" and hangs.Then I start with the repair disk, and that says "Boot sector code for system disk partition is corrupt"Then "Boot sector repair" and the drive is OK again.I myselve think it is becauseWindows 7 sees a different harddrive in the BIOS.Any idea what I can do?Thanks in advance,Ruud.

A:Boot-error when changing harddisk

Hi Ruud_Win,
Based on your description, I noticed that that the issue can occur due to hardware or software conflictions. Let us try the steps below to narrow down the cause of the issue. Please check if we can boot in Win7 normally:
Device Clean Boot==============In this situation, your system will only have the basic hardware devices and it should be more stable. If it is inconvenient to unplug the devices, we can disable them in Device Manager. Please refer to the following steps:1. Click "Start", type "DEVMGMT.MSC" in the Search textbox and press Enter.2. Expand "Sound, video and game controllers". 3. Right click on your Sound Card, select "Properties"4. Click "Driver" tab, click Disable (Disable the selected device). Click OK 5. Please use the same method to disable other hardware such as: Modem, network card, CD-R drive. Please note some devices such as video adapter are not available to be disabled.6. Please restart the computer. Can we boot in Win7 properly?
Clean Boot ==================1. Click the Start Button, type MSCONFIG in the Search Bar and Press Enter to start the System Configuration Utility.
Note: Please click the Continue if the "User Account Control" window pops up.
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. 4. Restart the computer and test the result.
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Hard boot error came while booting computer

A:Harddisk failed error while boot

Hi,In that case you need to replace the failed hard driveIf you're within warranty, HP would replace it free of costhttp://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.htmlSpecs:https://support.hp.com/sg-en/product/hp-14-ac100-notebook-pc-series/8499318/model/10110412/document/...Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04644008You need 2.5 inch SATA HDD or SSD.If you've created HP Recovery USB using HP Recovery Manager just after initial setup of this notebook, use this to factory reset after replacement of hard driveIf you've not created it, you can order HP Recovery USB directly from HP for your model:https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/bph07143Alternatively you can clean install Windows 10 Home 64 bit in your new hard drive by creating UEFI bootable Windows 10 installation USB using Microsoft windows media creation tool;https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.htmlWindows will be automatically activated after installation while connected to internetAdditional drivers from here: https://support.hp.com/sg-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-14-ac100-notebook-pc-series/8499318/model/101104...RegardsVisruth

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I was trying to clone my win 7 to another SSD and I messed somthing up.
Let say, I have two SSD A (Original) and SSD B (New)
Current
SSD A: System Reserved + F:
SSD B: Deleted partition + C:

I was try to undo the clone. However, Boot up on SSD A is pointing to SSD B. How can I reverse it back to SSD A? (F: and C: are the same)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Messed up boot up harddisk. Need help to repair.

Hi JoshuaAvalon, welcome to the Forum.

If you disconnect SSD B, will the computer boot up?. If it does can you make a screen shot of your SSD A. To that follow this tutorials on supplying a screen shot.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Also what size are both of the SSDs?.

What program did you use for the clone?.

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Hello, im new to the forum, it looks great!

Here's my story:

I have one SATA disk with windows XP installed on it and another IDE disk (parallel ATA) with no data on it. In my bios (newest for this moby) the IDE disk is set as boot disk (yes this works, please read on...).

I want to remove my IDE disk because it makes a lot of noise and i dont use it anayway. I disconnected the IDE disk and setup the SATA disk as my boot device in BIOS. But then windows won't start up anymore. It tells me "please insert boot disk" right after POST. Even when i just change my boot device in BIOS to my SATA disk and let the IDE disk connected i get this message.

What i think is the problem (because i think i cancelled out a BIOS problem) is that somewehere on my IDE disk there is data (Which i'm unable to see btw) left which tells windows to boot from my IDE disk (maybe because of earlier XP installs on this disk). The reason i think this is because i tried to completely format my IDE disk, but at the end of the proces it tells me "cannot complete format" (or something the like).

Is there anyway to resolve this problem so i can boot from my SATA alone (without the IDE disk conected). Preferebly without a completely new windows installation.

Many thanks!!

My specs:
ASUS A8V deluxe
AMD 3500+
Hitachi 160 GB SATA disk
Maxtor 8 GB IDE disk (parallel ATA)

A:sata harddisk as boot device

Hi,

Hope you didn't say this and I just missed it somewhere. Have you gone to your BIOS setup menu and set your Boot Order to:

CDRom - 1st
Floppy - 2nd
SATA - 3rd

Don't forget to save before you exit.

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I've made a UEFI Win8PE by WADK , then burn it to a CD. I boot normal and I can see X:\Windows\System32.
I use EasyBCD to [Add New Entry] to append new boot item to existing Windows 8. The boot menu becomes like this :

Windows 8
Win8PE

But the Win8PE fail to boot with error message like insert Windows disc again ...... in the primary black and white screen.

Should I not to use EasyBCD to [Add New Entry] ? As I do the same thing in BIOs + MBR harddisk that booted perfect. In UEFI + GPT partition , do I better not to use EasyBCD , instead to use BCDEDIT , if so , what's the command line to do this with bcdedit ?

Thanks

A:UEFI Win8PE don't boot from GPT harddisk

WinPE3 x64 & WinPE4 x64 have two boot modes, Legacy & UEFI.

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Hello,

after I came back from holiday yesterday I switched on my computer for the first time in two weeks. As I progressed through my usual routine - check news, check email - my computer simply froze, starting with Winampradio and quickly progressing until there was nothing left to do but reboot.

Upon reboot, I simply saw the manufacturer's logo and no progession of the computer booting up. I managed to get into the BIOS settings after spamming F2 and waiting a looong time, and switched off the logo. All I see now when I boot up the computer is its self-diagnostics starting and the message
"Memory runs on single channel", followed by a list containing "Master 0" that turns out empty and negative until the computer recognises my CD-ROM drive and my DVD drive.

It seems that my harddisk isn't recognised. I tried popping in a WinXP installation CD and all works well until I pick the option to reinstall, and the program can't find any harddisk space - the entire options menu to select partition and formatting is simply empty.

I'm inclined to believe my computer has contracted a virus of some sort but I'm at a total loss of what to do about it, since I can't really get anything to start up properly enough - not even the WinXP HD formatting utility, since it simply doesn't recognise the harddisk.

Some details about my system that might be relevant:
- Using updates Avast! Antivirus with some live protection utility
- Using ... Read more

A:Severe boot/harddisk problems

Open it up and check all your connections. Remove any dust from cooling fins while you're there. Be sure that all your PCI cards and memory sticks are firmly in their slots.

Try disconnecting from power and removing the CMOS battery for a few minutes to reset its memory. When you first boot after that, you may get a CRC error. If you do, just enter BIOS setup and set it to "default" or whatever the equivalent is.

You're right that you'll get nowhere until the drive is at least recognized by BIOS. Another drive being defective can also be the cause of your system drive being unrecognized, so for testing purposes, try disconnecting all your other drives, even the optical ones, and leave just your system drive connected.
 

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i want to use my 400gb usb hd as suitcase for all matters.

how do i set up multiple partitions to boot from?

so that i have on bios boot menu a list of available drives
with options like install 7 32bit, 7 64bit, repair cd, partition tool, umbuntu, etc?

A:USB Harddisk with multiple boot options

  
Quote: Originally Posted by deskareas


i want to use my 400gb usb hd as suitcase for all matters.

how do i set up multiple partitions to boot from?

so that i have on bios boot menu a list of available drives
with options like install 7 32bit, 7 64bit, repair cd, partition tool, umbuntu, etc?


MS has said you cannot install Win7 to an external USB drive.

Has anyone tried it? Workaround?

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hi..my harddisk screwed up..i'm able to start up the pc but it does not load windows where a blue screen is shown for 1 second and then it restarts itself..i sent it for repair and the guy said that my harddisk partition is screwed up and he cant reinstall windows..is this possible?

which is a better brand? western digital, maxtor, or seagate?
 

A:can a harddisk boot if there's problem with partition?

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Is there any freeware than can used to boot,
then can backup the entire harddisk content and burn into CD or DVD?

When there is the need for recover, these CDs or DVDs can perform a harddisk format and restore the files?

Just like Ghost Recovery Disk.
 

A:Looking for freeware than can boot, backup and restore harddisk

danserv said:





Is there any freeware than can used to boot,
then can backup the entire harddisk content and burn into CD or DVD?

When there is the need for recover, these CDs or DVDs can perform a harddisk format and restore the files?

Just like Ghost Recovery Disk.Click to expand...

Well yes there is one that's can do all of that and it's free but complex to use.

Some you can use (freeware)

GFI Backup
http://www.gfi.com/backup-hm

Fbackup
http://www.fbackup.com/

Reflect
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp (this one is complex but does it all)

CloneZilla (opensource) (more like Norton ghost)
http://clonezilla.org/

Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Editon
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/

I use Arconis True Enterprise Edition but I haven't tried the Home Version with Windows 7 yet though since ATEE won't working with Windows 7?
 

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Help.
Background.
System Gigabyte X48T, 4G ram, usual bits. Video
Sata Port 0&1 - Gigaraid 2x 750G Raid 0 - Scsii disk Boot.
Sata ports 2&3, 4&5, 6, - 5x 500G 2TB dynamic GPT Raid 5
Sata Port 7 -1x 750G Roms & software disk.
Rocket Raid Scsii 0_1, 5x1TB in raid 5.
Scsii 0_0, 1x500G JBOD. Problem is here.

I have been trying to get this system ready to do extensive HD video editing and multimedia work so thumbnails are critical to sorting out 1000's of clips. Vista just doesnt show thumbnails. I have been waiting years for Windows 7.
This system is fast. Boot drive reads at over 160MB/s sec. The 2 Raid 5 arrays can copy to each other at 250MB/s plus (for multi GB files). Interesting HDTach 3.0.1 only shows 160MB's for the Highpoint array.
They will have to fix their software..

In the last few weeks the system had become very flakey - win7 x64 & vista x64 system -video thumbnail display & codec errors etc, windows explorer hangs, system corruption, bad software & codecs.

The boot manager from the latest (Paragon i think) partition manager for windows 7 got stuck on resize partition and it doesnt time out. I want my pc to be always on for remote access..
Anyway the system finally crashed. I lost one of the Raid0 boot disk array IDs when I tried to delete the boot manager. One disk offline and array gone. 60 hours, 400G of newly imported video from 8mm tapes..

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A:fix boot error when extra harddisk connected

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rmerrick


Question is..
1 What is the purpose of the 100MB that windows installed onto the boot disk.
2 how do i find the boot manager that screws the system when I connect a new drive (including USB key).
3 How do I force the boot to the correct disk array regardless of which drives are installed or not.
4. Is there a boot "something" I can install on every disk to point to Scsii Gigaraid


The 100MB partition stores the Windows boot manager. That is the partition that the Master Boot Record labels as the boot partition (aka "active" partition).

Each hard disk can have it's own MBR, boot sector, etc. And when you plug in a new disk, the BIOS may try to load the MBR of another disk (depending on boot order). It sounds like that is what happens in your case.

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I need to access a FAT32 formatted harddisk in a Dell laptop. I mucked around with it a while ago and changed some file names. Now it can't boot Windows XP anymore. However, I've got a feeling that all I need to do is to rename a couple of files in the C:\ root. Anyone know of a USB boot solution (or something I can burn to a CD/DVD), that can give me access to these files in the root and offer me the opportunity of renaming them?
I can't just take out the harddisk of the computer and connect it to another one since the harddisk has a peculiar interface that I don't have cables for.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Solved: How can I USB/CD-boot PC to access FAT32 harddisk?

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Hi all,
I was uninstalling AVG and my syatem would get the BSOD and xrash before I completed it.

Eventuallt my whole system crashed and all I get is a message on a black screen fron Phoenix Technologies aaying 'Boot from BBS-harddisk'.

Anyone know what this means and if this screen can be bypassed. I can't use f2, f8 or f12.

Help!
please.
 

A:Toshiba L500 crash - boot from BBS Harddisk message

Hi, I did a lookup on that and it is related to the hard drive. BBs mean Bios Boot Specification

The recommendation is to unscrew the cover over the hard drive and remove the drive. Then replace it and make sure it seated snug. Put the cover back and reboot. Let us know how it goes.
 

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I have fujitsu laptop AH531/GFO , i can n't boot from harddisk and the booting stops with black screen without any message ,sometimes it enters into an infinite loop(restart and stop with black screen ) and sometimes stops in black screen for long time . i used chkdsk for diagnosing this situation ,and it gave me a message with blue screen("20121112_232111_.jpg") :Benutze: \windows\system32\AUTOCHK.EXEMissing export: "memset" !Missing expott: "NtSerializeBoot" !etc....Exception: 0E Error code : 0004etc...CauseWay error 09 : Unrecoverable excption . Program terminatedNote: I have tried to repair system and nothing happened .and I can access the hraddisk from Cmd.Please help me what should I do? thanks

A:I can n't boot from harddisk , freezing with black screen without any message.

Greetings Amer_s and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary. If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that. ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance. Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not... Read more

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I have installed Windows 7 on a 1st PC, included driver and other software.

I use GHOST to copy partition image of 1st computer. Partition that have backup,

>> 100MB System Reserve Partition
>> Drive C

Then, use Ghost to restore the 2 partition image to 2nd PC's harddisk.

After task complete, reboot.

The 2nd PC was unable to detect any OS.

How to resolve this problems?

A:W7 wont boot after ghost image restore on new harddisk

Well, I am going to over look the fact your are trying to clone a Win 7 install, but did you try restoring to the original computer?

I have never been able to get Ghost to work correctly.

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Hello!

I turned my laptop on this morning and all of a sudden my laptop won't start properly. I tried the two menus when you boot, the 'Launch System Repair (recommended)' and the 'Start Windows Normally'. Both menus won't work, as they both just freezes for a few seconds, then goes on to try and load Windows files, which it can't. Then it gives me the 0xc00000e9 screen and there is nothing to do.

I tried to boot in Safe Mode, etc., but it is still the same. I also tried with the System Repair Disk, which couldn't solve the problem either. It did find the problems but it couldn't fix them. I looked at the log file where it at the bottom said this:


Does this mean that my harddisk is completely dead? There is some very important files I need for my studying and I would really like to keep them.

A:Laptop can't boot, 0xc00000e9 error, System Repair says bad harddisk.

Hi BornholmerDK,

Welcome to SevenForums.

Boot from a Live Linux CD /pen drive and see whether you can recover. You have three workouts here in this forum using Mint Mate, Peppermint and Lucid Puppy.

In all cases you may use Rufus - Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way - to create a bootable Linux pen drive with the downloaded Linux ISOs , boot your lappy with it and try recovery onto an external HDD.

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS by whs - Mint Mate

Peppermint3 - Create Live CD/DVD/USB To Use For Emergency Backup by Golden - Peppermint

Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer by one jumanji - Lucid Puppy

Take your pick. Personal preferences can vary.

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Hi, I have a boot problem.when i do the Harddisktest it gives a failure:u4G42K-5SU8HT-MFPV5F-60W303with product id: A1Z63EA#ABH I used UBUNTU to save files from my harddisk, so i can see the maps. Is it possible that it is stil broken? regards, Patrick  













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A:boot problem/ harddisk problem

Hi,It had failed. You need to replace hard drive with new one of similar form factor2.5 inch SATA HDDhttp://support.hp.com/ph-en/document/c03025707Use recovery media to factory reset after replacement.Your came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bitRegardsVisruth

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Hello,
a week ago i transferred a list of archived files to my mp4, then the light went off ,when it came back, i can't find the archives on the partition , nor the mp4

also some sound files disappered from the mp4, also files are occupying space whether on the hard disk or the mp4

i tried to show hidden files, but i still can't find the files

so what's wrong ?? , how can i get the files again ??? because the computer shows that they are still occupying space

thanks in advance

Best regards,

A:HardDisk & MP4

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mitooo


Hello,
a week ago i transferred a list of archived files to my mp4, then the light went off


Hi.

Does that mean you lost power to your computer or drive?







  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mitooo


because the computer shows that they are still occupying space


If you lost power whilst transferring, there is a good chance some of the files will have become corrupt.

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My computer came with a 10gig hardrive with Windows Me preinstalled. I upgraded to Windows XP Home Edition and have been very impressed it was well worth the 90 I payed for the upgrade pack! I purchased 64MB of RAM to bring my memory from 64MB to 128MB and my computer hasn't crashed ONCE since I got XP! But having two operating systems on one 10 gig hardrive and lots of preinstalled programs such as office has taken its toll and I was warned the other day that my harddisk was nearly full! I deleted all my unnessesary files and managed to get back 1 gig of space but I'm still not happy and would like to get a new 20gig hardrive. It makes more sense to use my recovery disk to return my computer to the way it was when it left the factory and reinstall windows XP on the new harddrive leaving my old operating system on the old C:\ and installing all my programs into the new harddrive. I have two questions about this:

1) Will my computer become dual-boot which i DONT want to happen I want the same setup as I have know but with XP installed on the new harddrive?

2) Will I be able to call my new harddrive B:\ as I don't have a 5 1/2 floppy drive installed and would prefer to have things organised and call it that, if not what will my drive call itself as default as I already have A,C,D,Q,R drive letters already taken?
 

A:Harddisk!

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Hello,

Re: Win98SE - Intel 465 Mhz

The harddisk in my PC is 8 GB of which only 2,56 GB is still available now.
From I similar PC (done away in the meantime) I still have a 8 GB IDE harddisk.
and want to place it in my PC.
Please mind that I have never opened a PC sofar.

a) I don't know to what electronic circuit-cable it must be connected (wondering about serial and parallel)

b) then this second harddisk must somehow be connected to and made visisable to the system (by cables I think; however what cables, new ones or
already present)

When I tried to google this subject I only found items on partitioning etc, not
about how to get and connect a second harddisk inside a PC.
Furthermore I have no idea whether there are special well-known problems
related to having a seond harddisk installed (e.g. very slow system)

Advises will be highly aprreciated.

Best regards,
a.ruiter
 

A:add a second harddisk

This may help http://www.perfectdrivers.com/howto/seconddrive.html
 

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Hi which would be the best free hardrive checking tool that would tell me if something is failing or is dead

A:harddisk

http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-win-master/
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/

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i have an old hdisk on an old pc.
the disk label shows that is 4+ Gigs
when i try to fdisk and format, only half is available
at fdisk options appears to be only 2+Gigs
wtf?
 

A:only 1/2 of harddisk is there!

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hi

i have a western digital 160gb caviar blue hd now i want to buy a new one but some questions are bothering me

first is seagate any better than western digital i ask this because 1tb seagate is just slightly expensive than 500gb western digital so should i go for seagate?

second is that if i buy seagate, will it cause any problem to the system having one wd hd and one seagate?

please answer in details would love to hear anything to increase the knowledge

A:help about a new harddisk?

1. you can mix any makes of disks. They are all 'compatibel'.

2. the make does not matter. They are all the same since they all come from the same factories in Thailand. I have a dozen different makes and do not notice any difference.

3. except Seagate - one of those just died on me. The first and only disk that died in my installations.

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I am trying to setup the 3rd Hard Disk in my CPU. It doesn't seems to able detect my already formated hard disk. Is it possible to have 3 Hard Disk in 1 CPU? If so, how do should I go about it? Do I need to do anything with the Jumper on the Hard Disk?
 

A:3 HardDisk in 1 CPU

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I have an 80GB IDE Hitachi HD which was formatted NTFS on my computer running Win 7 Ultimate. My problem is that when connected to my computer via external Sharkoon Drive link USB adapter, it is not shown in Windows Explorer but is shown in Device Manager as USB Device and in Computer Management it is shown as ?Disk 1 ? Not initialized? and when clicking on to initialize, an error shows as ?This device not ready?. Same occurred on another PC running Vista Ultimate. Strangely, when connected to IDE inside PC it works perfectly. Can anyone help please?

ASUS P5GC-MX/1333 MB
500GB sata Hitachi HDD
2GB Ram
3.2GB CPU
Windows 7 Ultimate

A:USB Harddisk

Does the USB adaptor work correctly with any other drive?

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My computer came with a 10gig hardrive with Windows Me preinstalled. I upgraded to Windows XP Home Edition and have been very impressed it was well worth the 90 I payed for the upgrade pack! I purchased 64MB of RAM to bring my memory from 64MB to 128MB and my computer hasn't crashed ONCE since I got XP! But having two operating systems on one 10 gig hardrive and lots of preinstalled programs such as office has taken its toll and I was warned the other day that my harddisk was nearly full! I deleted all my unnessesary files and managed to get back 1 gig of space but I'm still not happy and would like to get a new 20gig hardrive. It makes more sense to use my recovery disk to return my computer to the way it was when it left the factory and reinstall windows XP on the new harddrive leaving my old operating system on the old C:\ and installing all my programs into the new harddrive. I have two questions about this:

1) Will my computer become dual-boot which i DONT want to happen I want the same setup as I have know but with XP installed on the new harddrive?

2) Will I be able to call my new harddrive B:\ as I don't have a 5 1/2 floppy drive installed and would prefer to have things organised and call it that, if not what will my drive call itself as default as I already have A,C,D,Q,R drive letters already taken?
 

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Hi!Where can i buy sata cabel to my ideapad y700 because i have ssd but i cant connect hdd harddisk because i dont know where to buy the cabel. I only have ssd m.2 .  Please help me !

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I have an ultraDMA harddisk from compaq. I hope to know what is the ATA and RPM value of my 20GB drive. Is there some software that I can use to check it?
 

A:Harddisk

The only 20 GB HDD I could find on the Compaq site is 20GB Ultra ATA 100 Hard Drive (7200rpm)
251974-B21

This was at http://www.compaq.com/products/desktops/options/options_storage1.html
That doesn't mean that there aren't more. The way to know, for certai8n, is to open your system up, and get the part number, or full specs from off the HDD case itself.
 

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Hey can anybody tell me which is the best harddisk drive for which i should go??????????I need atleast 250 gb or more of diskspace so suggest me the best HDD with their latest price ????????Thankyou.
 

A:Best HARDDISK

Get Seagate 500GB SATA-II

125bucks.
 

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Hi, I plan to install a new 40gig harddrive and need some advice...heres my story:

I have a Packard Bell iconnect 1225 and when I got it came preinstalled with Windows Me. For more info on the iconnect click here. When I got it, about three years ago it had a 10gig harddrive with a 1gig partition. If you have a PB you'll know that this is a backup sector which can be launched by booting off a recovery floppy and restores your system back to the way it was when you left the factory. This is really useful and I used it alot back in the Windows Me darkages when it was the best answer to any serious problem and the last time I used it was when I got XP and forgot to download some drivers before installing and had to rollback and then later reinstall. Even though XP is so stable I would still like to keep it and that why I need as much information as possible.
My plan is to go to my local computer store/pc world and ask for a 40gig harddrive to be installed. As the backup (hidden) partition is named D: the new harddrive must be called E: or something else, will this happen by default? I will then use the restore program to go back to Windows Me (Deleting Windows XP and basically cleaning out my system or unwanted rubbish) and then install windows xp again. In the installation I will select that Windows XP to be installed onto the new drive and to format the drive using the NTSC filing system as its better. After its installed I will use XP like normal and should I ever run i... Read more

A:XP Harddisk Advice

A few things. You want a 40gig HD? Buy one and see if that Packard Bell will support it. Have it installed (or do it yourself) and load XP on it. XP has a built in restore function. The one you are used to that came with the PB is a Recovery Disk. If you own a copy of XP, then you shouldn't need to go through all that riga-moroll. If you really want the security of a "fall back" program, then you can purchase a program like GO-BACK (I think Roxio makes it) and it will do the same thing. The filing system you want is the NTFS verus the FAT32 filling system. XP's System Restore feature doesn't always work as it should in that XP may or maynot have made restore points needed to work. Save all the info you want off your old drive to disks and then you can format that drive also in the NTFS mode and use it as a slave drive to your 40 gig.
 

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Guys, today I install the 200 GB Serial ATA drive in my system, But after formatting it shows total 189 GB, where 11 GB gone. Anyone can tell me, I am also attaching the partition magic screenshot.
 

A:Where the space gone from harddisk

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Good morning.I have tried everything that's possible with my laptop.I can't get it to work. I try to do a factory reset but nothing.Is it not possibe to get a windows 10 recovery USB stick from hp support?or Ihave bought one, where can I get one?

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Hi -

i bought a custom made pc with intel i3 processor, 2 TB or hard disk and 2 GB or ram.

I am not sure why... but i have a felling that 2 GB of RAM is not enough.

FYI
Windows explorer crashed when i visit a specific directory of the a drive. that particular folder has around 100 Videos(Movies) in different formats (mkv, mp4, avi, wmv). The same folder can be accessed through VLC open window.

Problem
Window explorer crashed and asks to restart when opening a specific folder.

A:2 TB of harddisk - what RAM is recommended?

you probably want more, but how about helping us to help you by filling in your system specs>
Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec (left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Manufacturer and Model and
ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the ?Other Info? block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

You will find that in Speccy, you can select info from the display
using your mouse/touchpad and then paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.

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what is best thing to do wen a laptop DAT is suppose to boot asks of harddisk password....and d harddisk is Toshiba mk3265gsx

A:harddisk security

Hi,
Have you set any passwords in BIOS?
Please make sure that you have turned off the 'Hard disk password' option is turned off in BIOS of the laptop.
To reach the settings,
Tap F2 or Del or Esc key to enter the BIOS (The exact key will be displayed while the first screen is shown after your press the power button on laptop.)
Navigate to 'Boot' tab.
Check if there is an option related to 'HDD Password' or 'Ask password on boot'.
In case of 'HDD Password'
Select if and press enter
Choose 'Modify' if available or turn off/Disable.
Enter the current password if asked
Press 'Enter' if asked for new password. (TWICE)

In case of 'Ask password on boot'
Select it and press 'Enter' key.
Select 'Disable'.

If none of above works, Navigate to 'Exit' tab of BIOS (Last tab or option, usually)
Select 'Load defaults' or 'Load default and restart'
Please let me know the exact BIOS name provided by the interface for exact assistance. The name will be similar to APTIO, AMI for Dell, Phoneix etc, mentioned either at top or at bottom center.

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hi, My HP 255 G3 doesn't boot any more. The harddisk check gives FAILURE ID 9AJE04-7LW8H2-XD7V7A-61CQ03.I could now buy a new harddisk, but that would come without OS. The OS was pre-installed on the harddisk, so where do I get that from? Or can I somewhere buy a new HD with pre-installed OS? thanks,/conny

A:Harddisk failure HP 255 G3

Hello Conny2003, No Harddrive will come preloaded with OS.  If you want the HDD replaced and OS reinstalled together, you will have to send the laptop to HP for service. This will done free of cost if your laptop is under Warranty. If not under warranty, you will have to call HP and look out for Out of Warranty options and charges are applicable. Whenever the Hard Disk Short/Long DST test fails that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby  Please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recovery media to restore factory operating system after replacement (if you've not yet created Recovery Discs/USB Media) Note: Back up all the personal data to an external drive if it's possible. Otherwise you could connect the failed HDD via SATA to USB adapter with another PC or same PC after replacement of HDD & re-installation of OS and try copying /recovering the files. You can also refer to the below shown link for further supporthttp://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Data-from-the-Hard-Drive-of-a-Dead-Laptop Please click on the link In order to Identify, Prevent, Diagnose & Recover from Drive Failures on HP Notebook Hard Drives & Solid State Dr... Read more

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Sir, i've 80 gb harddisk, but unfortunately while i'm formatting it, it shows me only 37.7 gb instead of 80 gb. So, sir please help me urgently to solve this problem.
 

A:problem in harddisk

First, please confirm that the hard disk contains only one partition and that it uses all the space on the hard drive. If that is the case then I would guess that chkdsk has over the years identified (and marked unusable) about half the sectors on the disk. That is unlikely; more likely you are talking about a partition that is only about half the hard disk.
 

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Hello Support, i wanted to know how i could replace the harddisk in my laptop. but i cant find the manual. Help is appreciated thanksPeter

A:Replace harddisk

As we have properly understood your issue you want to replace your hard disk in  your laptop for this please follow these steps: Turn the computer off and remove the back panel. Look for any screws securing your drive to the laptop. Lift the old drive up about 30 or 45 degrees and pull it out.In its place, install the SSD and put the back panel on.Nitin singh guleria

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Hello, My laptop's hard disk and I dont even have a recovery disk.I was wondering how can I activate the windows if I do a clean install using a Win 8 image?There no key label on the back of the laptop either.PLease help guys. Thanks.

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Is there a way to format new harddisk in xp pro. I already have n operating HD with xp pro installed. When i put in an unformatted harddisk, it does not detect my harddisk. The jumpers are correct. I have to disconnect my original HD and format the new harddisk using my dos bootup disk. Is there a better and easiler way to add on new hardisk without having to do all those onnecting and disconnecting?
 

A:format new harddisk in xp pro

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