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PC Booting Issue

Q: PC Booting Issue

I recently went to turn my pc on and as I?ve turned it on the LEDS and Fans turned on as usual, but there was no beep and also no signal on the monitor.

Please help!!!

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Preferred Solution: PC Booting Issue

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I just got a ASUS G75V series and updated it to windows 7 professional with Intel core i7.
I was able to work with it and everything was fine until I had to install XP because some softwares are not compatible with Win 7 x64.
I have Win 7 on drive C: and windows xp on drive E: which in windows XP environment it is shown as drive C: again(I have two HDDs, 500GB each).

So as you can predict I tried using the dual booting and followed the tutorial for that on the website, I wasn't able to get it to work exactly and each time I had to change the bios settings to boot either win 7 or win XP,

I downloaded easyBCD and was trying to get it to work but my silly mistake was I Reset BCD configuration under BCD backup/repair tab and ever since I haven't been able to load windows 7 and the laptop directly loads windows xp.

I ran easyBCD in windows xp and tried to fix the problem by adding the bootloader for windows 7 there but nothing seems to work.

I am really stuck and I can not reinstall windows 7 because it is set up with all the softwares for my work

A:Issue booting Win 7, booting directly into XP & no boot manager

It sounds like you have the OS's installed on two separate HD's, and were booting them correctly via the BIOS - setting preferred one first to boot in BIOS setup, then booting the other one using the one-time BIOS Boot menu key.

To restart Win7 unplug all other HD's, Mark the 100mb System Reserved (preferred) or Win7 Partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

Once Win7 starts, plug back in the XP HD and boot it using the Asus F8 one-time BIOS Boot Menu key, or install EasyBCD to Win7 to add XP on its Add OS entry tab.

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my OS is not booting. I am getting an error message as foolow;

Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a devcice connected to your computer.

This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an
external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.

If you continue to reiceive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer.

File: \Windoows\system32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc00000e9

Info: An unexpected I/O error has occured

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I/O is input/output and at this point we suspect your CD/DVD drive. Try the following:

1. Make sure your cables to your drives are securely attached and this includes your harddrive. SATA cables are nootorious for becoming loose due to their design.

2. If the cables are secure then disconnect the cable from both motherboard and CD/DVD drive and reboot. Any issues? You may have to disable the CD/DVD drive in the BIOS.

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This issue is a continuation of the issue from https://forums.techguy.org/threads/partition-problem.1204255/ this thread. I was able to successfully rebuild the partition table but windows will no longer boot. I don't know if the partition table is squirrely or what. I tried to use testdisk to rebuild the boot sector but one of the 4 partitions is saying the sector cannot be repaired. The lady I'm working on this for is unsure if she has her disks... so I'm hoping we are able to reinstall windows

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Whenever i tried to start my system....the screen shifts toward left side....how to solve this issue????

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Hi rnd,

Please provide more information regarding you issue? Is your computer a desktop or laptop? Are you using dual-monitors at all? Is your computer able to boot into Windows at least? Please post your computer hardware specs to the best of your knowledge. Posting computer specs definitely helps resolve computer issues more efficiently.

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My system stops at the boot screen with hp logo, then after waiting for long time I have to switch it off for cell by power button.and next time when I open my Pc the wifi option completely disappears, even from setting and device manager also. Pls help me. My model no. is hp Pavillion 15p208tx. It came with Windows 8.1 and now I have upgraded it to Windows 10 ram is 8gb, graphics 4 gb

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My notebook fails to boot.Indicator on caps lock flashes three times.help!  

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Hello devlimbu,  It seems like the MEMORY Issue   To use the Memory Test in the BIOS, follow the steps below.Turn off the computer and connect the AC adapter.Press the Power button to start the computer and repeatedly press the f10 key to enter the BIOS setup window.Use the Left Arrow and Right Arrow keys to select Diagnostics.Use the Down Arrow and Up Arrow keys to select the Memory Test, and then press the enter key to begin the testAllow the memory test to run and make note of any reported errors. If there is an error, you can contact HP for support, and to purchase replacement parts. The message, Memory test pass [OK] is displayed when the Memory Test is complete. Press the f10 key to exit the BIOS Setup window.OR Try this document to perform UEFI daignostics : http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259#AbT0   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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The computer I am trying to boot is running Windows XP. I can't access it much to tell you many details, but I will try to provide what I can.
The computer is a Compaq Presario SR1603WM. Integrated Graphics is ATI Radeon Xpress 200, which I upgraded with a PNY GeForce 6200. My RAM is 3x 256 MB sticks. My problem is that I opened the case for a routine cleaning to rid it of the dust. When I did, I decided to clean the heatsink extra, so I popped out the prongs and lifted it up to clean it thoroughly. I noticed a chip with a lot of little golden needles sticking out of it, to go into the sockets below. I was careful not to mess with those. I put it back in, put my computer back together, and when I tried to boot I got the black screen with the fan running at 100%. I thought I didn't put the heatsink back right, and i'm still not sure if I did. I've made sure it fits in correctly or pretty close, but I think this might be the problem. I've taken the battery out, cleaned my RAM sticks, inserted them one at a time, tried it without the PCI graphics card, everything. I did finally get it to beep on startup like it normally does, but still no screen and the fan is still at 100%. If I hold down the power button for a few seconds, the fan will shut off but the computer remains on. If I press it again, the fan starts at 100%. After the first time, after holding the power button again, the fan stops for half a second and resumes. Any idea what is caus... Read more

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Did this "little chip with a lot of golden needle sticking out" look like it belonged to a square wafer below it?

Like this: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl....&start=21&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&ndsp=21&tbs=isch:1

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When i start my laptop it gives me a massege which is ''the system has detected that a cooling fan is not operating correctly.Continued is not recommended.............. system will shutbown in 15 seconds....... to prevent shutbown press enter.System fan (908)Enter - Continue startup''please tell me the sollution.

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Hi http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01657439 found this document for you but normally if you are having this error then its more then likely that you have to replace your cooling fan.  ?Please click ?Accept as Solution ? if you feel my post solved your issue, it will help others find the solution.Click the ?Click the ?Kudos, Thumbs Up" on the bottom right to say ?Thanks? for helping!

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My computer is around 2 years old. Not
particularly a 'high end' system, but it serves me
well. This is the first time i have run into such a
big problem.

This is surprising since it is generally well kept in
terms of registry, defragmentation, unused
shortcuts, etc. Also i have both Comodo Internet
Security and Malwarebytes anti-malware installed,
so i doubt that it is an infection (although i can't be

When i try turning on the system, it reaches the
loading screen with the bar at the bottom. It
carries on loading for a few seconds and eventually hangs.

I've tried pressing F8 and selecting startup repair, start in safe mode, and last known good confiuration, all which somewhat skips the selected action and moves on to the loading screen and then hangs.

I'm able to access the BIOS setup with the delete
key, but i'm not fimiliar with it, so i didn't do
anything there.

I hope that i can be helped to at least recover all of
my data.

Also, i don't have that Vista CD since i
didn't recieve one on purchasing the system.

The system is a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Desktop Li 3410

A:PC Booting Issue

It could be the hard drive or memory starting to fail. I would recommend you have them both tested

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Has anyone had this before or heard of? I own a Sont Vaio RS-520 with a 160 GB harddrive. When I turn on my computer it displays the Windows XP logo like normal then it goes into sleep/standby mode for almost 25 minutes. During this whole time, nothing is running. The monitor is black, the light on the power button is not blinking like it should when it's running programs. After 25 minutes, the CPU comes back to life and everything starts to load. What is causing this big booting delay? Is it a hardware or software issue? I wanted to reformat but was afraid the CPU will not work at all. It also takes this long in DOS mode. Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:CPU booting issue

Follow Raybay's advice below!

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I have a Lenovo Z50-70, about a year and half old. Everytime i boot it, ie, press the switch on button, the screen remains blank, no backlight, nothing for about 2-10 minutes after which the lenovo screen appears and continues to boot normally. I have tried switching to legacy BIOS too, it didn't make any difference. What can i do to fix this?

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Im running Windows 7 as my primary OS on My new WD 1TB drive. I'v also got Win xP SP2 running on my old 80GB seagate Hard drive. The problem is that system detects seagate drive (WinXP) as primary / system drive. If i unplug it...PC wont boot. I no longer need the seagate drive and one of my friends is willing to buy it from me.
I'v tried formatting seagate drive from windows 7 but no success.
i'v tried setting the WD drive as the 1st boot device in Bios but no success.

How do i make the system boot from my new drive and make it forget about the seagate ??


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Set the Windows 7 partition as the System/Active and Boot partition. If Disk Management won't do it EASEUS Partition Master will be happy to do it.

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My laptop can't restart after a complete shutdown, it displays blank black screen. I have tried the on/off ,pressing F2 etc but still to no avail. fan is on, cd rom ok and Harddisk also ok.Pls help

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Turn off laptop, unplug power chord, remove battery, reattach power chord and power on.

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Hi, I am having a Pavillion Dv6 3050 tx model, the problem I am facing is when I install the Ati driver , my system does not boot . It stuck at the black screen . I does not proceed till the login page for windows ,stucks at the black screen. when I format the window and did not install ATI driver it is working, but I need the Graphic driver to install as one of my software requires GPU driver. Kindly help.  

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I'm not sure of this is XP support sorry but not sure where else it would go.

OKAY, so.

I turn on my computer right, its good. The ASUS Motherboard screen comes up with the DEL and TAB options, but then the computer doesn't go to XP. It just sits there with this flashing |

I have tried rebooting it, nothing. I went into BIOS but couldn't find any options that could solve the problem.

Anyone can fix this? Would be very greatful. Ta;

A:Booting Issue

Hi Masefc, Welcome to TSF!

Try powering up the computer from a 'Cold Start', while continually tapping the F8 Key.
In the "Safe Mode" Menu select the option "Last Known Good Configuration", and follow the on-screen prompts.

Post back with the outcome.

Kind Regards,

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The problem I've encountered is this: Im working with an HP Pavilion s7320n desktop, the slim line pc.

I have a disk with Windows XP on it that I am trying to get the computer to boot from but so far I've been unsucessful. I opened the computer up and removed the BIOS battery for a minute to remove the pw on the bios, I then set the boot priority to 1. CD ROM 2. Hard Drive 3. Network Boot 4. Floppy Group ~ after setting the prioritys I pressed F10 to save the updates.

I know that :

F1: Bios setup utility
Esc: Boot menu

when I open the Boot menu though, theres no option to boot from disc, the only option is the HDD that it already installed on the computer.
After talking to a friend about this, it seems that HP has a partition to make recovery "easier", since its built in, which seems to be causing the problem here. I clearly can't remove the HDD since I need to load the cd into the hard drive to start up the new system. Any suggestions?

I can not use the recovery partition because I do not have the recovery disks. To create recovery disks you have to do that within the computer, they do not come with the computer. The computer is infected with malware so after several hours of trying to remove it I felt this was the best way to start anew.(the malware is a whole other story).\\

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Got a computer that will not boot to Usb even though the bios has the "boot to usb hdd" selection in the boot up menu. Got another almost identical 2nd computer setup and have no issue booting to the same LaCie cloned to that computer. Just setup an HP Omni 27-1054 pc cloned to the Lacie and it boots fine. I use Casper 7 to make the bootable copies of the os drives on all of them. For some reason, it just won't work on the one computer. I can boot to the LaCie if I first boot it to a Casper startup disc that is meant to be used on computers that do not support booting to usb. Probably going to be something simple that I am overlooking but I have ran out of ideas.

Ron Burnes

A:Usb Booting Issue

In some BIOS configurations, you have to turn on USB booting. There may be more than one setting also--Boot to Removable Devices AND USB Boot. You may also need to specify the USB device order.

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Hello . I have HP laptop with windows 8 installed. A recent update has caused my system to boot up very slowly. As I start my pc HP logo comes and windows animation that includes circles start revolving but within few seconds the circle stuck up and complete becomes very slow . It takes 20 mins to open up and even mouse and keyboard also shows lag/sluggish behaviour . Please help me and very much frustrated with this problem. I have tested my hardware , and it's perfectly fine .

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Might be worth removing the update you recently installed and if found to be the problem blocking it going forward. Here is a link with a guide hope it helps :- http://www.howtogeek.com/206271/how-to-roll-back-or-uninstall-a-problematic-windows-update/



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I try to boot this computer that has windows XP on but no joy I go into the CMOS settings (picture )and this is what i get.

Then if i try to boot i get start windows normally and safe mode etc... (picture 2)
but when I launch any of them the computer flashes the XP and the PC restarts.

A:Booting issue

It sounds like either Windows is corrupted or your HDD is going south. If you have a WinXP CD, you can try to boot from it and select the Repair option. You may also want to run the HDD mfr. diagnostics.

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My machine has been unable to boot since December 27th, I get an error that sscrdbus.sys is at fault. I've tried numerous times and nothing works. I just got this message when doing something else and cannot find anything about this lmbhkoru.sys, any clues?

Root cause found:
Boot critical file c:\windows\system32\drivers\lmbhkoru.sys is corrupt.

Repair action: File repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x2
Time taken = 5531 ms

Repair action: System files integrity check and repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x490
Time taken = 537657 ms

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Hi there,I am rajiv. I am having issue with my HP laptop. I want to disable secure boot and enable legacy option. But when ever i do that and restart the laptop, i get the blank screen and i have to do the hard reset the laptop to get back to normal. Is there any way that i can enable legacy option? Even i tried to boot usb from UEFI but it shows me " Selected boot image did not Authenticate". Please help!!!!

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I can boot using a ME Floppy using the Start the computer with CD ROM support. It boots the D: Drive and when I run the setup and it tells me Cannot create a tempory directory.
If you have HPFS or NTFS installed on your harddrive, you will need to creat an MS-DOS boot partition to set up Windows.

If I try a FDISK I get a blinking Unable to access Drive 1
It does say at the top Current Fixed Disk drive: 1

And I switched the Drives to one I know is good just to see.
Changed the HD Cable.(IDE)
Tried a different IDE2 as well.

This is why I get a huge message when I try to run the SETUP off the OS cd.
I can not put the OS onto something that is not here.

What am I missing. What can I try...

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Hello all,
Ok...so the other day i was using my computer which is an EMachines T6528, when suddenly the screen froze, it looked like all the open windows tiled over each other and covered the entire screen and the mouse was unusable. thinking it just froze, which it had done before, i shut it down by holding the power button until it turned off. upon restarting, the power light comes on, the disk drive lights come on, but no video, the monitor is like it doesnt even have a feed at all and is still in standby mode. also, when i power up there is no POST beeps at all, and the fan is spinning loudly and much faster than normal. any ideas on what this might be? thanks in advance, and i'll be around to answer any questions if you need me to.

A:Booting Issue...please help!

How old is the pc? Have you ever cleaned out the inside of your pc? Turn the pc off completely and let it sit powered off for an hour or two. Power it on and go into safe mode. If it boots ok to safe mode, do a restart and try to boot normally. Does it boot?

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I ahve this problem with a computer booting up every time it boots it comes up in 4 bit resolution. But before that started happening it would freeze up while multi-tasking, and I am only talking doing two things at once like being on AOL checking the mail and trying to delete them. I am running a MSI mainboard with a AMD 2600 and 512MB Ram. The 120 GB Western Digital HD is on the same Slave cable as the Cd/Dvd drive. Does this have something to do with it?

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Hello everyone. I'm having an issue while booting up an old PC of mine. It's the same one from these threads a while back: 1, 2. (posting that since it contains the specs and everything). It worked completely fine last night, but this morning it just doesn't boot up normally.

The issue is: I press the boot button and the usual light that should pop up in front of the computer case when it's open doesn't. Everything else inside the computer seems to be working fine, fan, cooler etc. No unusual sounds going on. Motherboard beeps just fine. But because the light doesn't pop up, I'm assuming the computer isn't fully started somehow since no monitor recognizes that it's booted up, so the monitor stays 'no signal' mode.

What should I be looking at? What could be wrong? Thanks a lot in advance.

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You would need to post those thread links with your pc spec's or re post them/pc spec's here in this thread..

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PC keeps crashing when I try to update windows 10. I just bought this prebuilt gaming PC off of newegg and it just keeps crashing bsod every time I try to load anything or just straight up out of nowhere for no reason. Plz help

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Hi all,

Lately,when i switch on my computer, it'll get pass the screen with the loading bar (on Vista) and then just stay on a black screen. I have to reset by pressing the restart button, and then it works fine. Any idea on how to fix it so I don't have to restart?


A:Booting Issue

what are you running
video card
power supply

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

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A little while ago, I ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware on my laptop and saw it detect a registry key as infected. I then proceeded to remove it, and it prompted me to reboot. However, upon the reboot the machine went into CHKDSK. After that finished, it tried to boot up but after it got past the "Please wait" screen, it only displayed a black screen with a mouse pointer. It works in Safe Mode, but neither reboots nor System Restore gets it to work in Normal Mode. Did MBAM mess with the registry wrong or something?

If it helps, this is what showed up in the report.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoActiveDesktopChanges (Hijack.DisplayProperties) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

I posted here since I assumed this was related to the registry somehow, but if it's better fit for the Security forum I'll post over there.

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Okay... I found that NoActiveDesktopChanges is picked up as a false positive on Windows 7, so I restored it. That got the desktop to show again, but now some applications like Firefox and System Restore will not open at all, and the start menu becomes unresponsive after a little while. I feel like I just made a big mess here...

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2day as I ws booting my computer I pressed some blue button written thinkvintage then nw it says NTLDR missing I have no idea what to do,I went 2 the BIOS configuration but I didn't change anything bcoz I ddnt want 2 make things worse, any suggestions!

A:booting issue

Do you have any external drives or thumb drives (flash drives) plugged in?
If not follow these steps

Windows XP recovery console

Watch for a Press any key to boot from CD... message similar to the one shown above.Press a key to force the computer to boot from the Windows CD. If you do not press a key, your PC will continue to boot to the Windows XP installation that's currently installed on your hard drive. If this happens, just restart and try to boot to the Windows XP CD again.
When you reach the command prompt type the following two commands, pressing Enter after each one:

copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\ copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\In the command listed above, d represents the drive letter assigned to the optical drive that your Windows XP CD is currently in. While this is most often d, your system could assign a different letter. Also, c:\ represents the root folder of the partition that Windows XP is currently installed on. Again, this is most often the case but your system could be different.If you're prompted to overwrite either of the two files, press Y.Take out the Windows XP CD, type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC. Assuming that missing or corrupt versions of the NTLDR and/or Ntdetect.com files were your only issues, Windows XP should now start normally.

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My computer is around 2 years old. Not particularly a 'high end' system, but it serves me well. This is the first time i have run into such a big problem.

This is surprising since it is generally well kept in terms of registry, defragmentation, unused shortcuts, etc. Also i have both Comodo Internet Security and Malwarebytes anti-malware installed, so i doubt that it is an infection (although i can't be sure)

When i try turning on the system, it reaches the loading screen with the bar at the bottom. It carries on loading for a few minutes and eventually hangs.

I've tried pressing F8 and selecting startup repair, but it seems to do nothing, it somewhat skips the repair and moves on to the loading screen and then hangs.

I've also tried selecting start in safe mode, but that also seems to do nothing but go to the loading screen and again get stuck.

I'm able to access the BIOS setup with the delete key, but i'm not fimiliar with it, so i didn't do anything there.

I hope that i can be helped to at least recover all of my data.

Bear in mind that i don't have that Vista CD since i didn't recieve one on purchasing the system.

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This is my first time using a forum so if its not in the right area my apologies. My issue is my laptop when turned on does standard startup says loading windows then blue screens, it then turns back on as if to go through startup again but brings up a menu saying start windows normally or go to startup repair. Now I have used the startup repair about 5 times and every time the report says "root cause found: startup repair has tried several times but cstill cannot determine the cause of the problem." it also in the menu mentioned before says it could be due to new software or hardware but the only new software is norton 360, and because this is a brand new laptop I don't have any backups and the laptop did not come with a windows 7 disc so I can't even reformat some PLEASE help me

A:booting issue

Hello Levocity, welcome to SevenForums!

Could you please start up in safe mode: Safe Mode

And post full info: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Have a Dell 4700 Series with Windows XP. Today I received updates from Microsoft. Once I updated comptuer and restarted, the computer goes into a CHKDSK mode that, once complete, reboots the computer. Once rebooted, it goes back into CHKDSK mode. It's a repeating cycle..

If I press a key to cancel the CHKDSK mode, I receive a blue screen with an error "STOP: c000021a (Fatal System Error) The windows logon process system terminated unexpectedly 0xc0000135 (0x00000000 0x00000000) The system has been shut down.

This computer is basically for family surfing the internet/games, so it has nothing has been installed on it..

First time poster, any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Windows XP Booting Issue

IMMEDIATELY upon booting your PC, press F8 repeatedly..until you get the (Safe Mode) boot menu screen.

Next, choose "....last known good configuration" and hit Enter.

Allow it to restart.

Did that help?

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I have a HP pavillion dv5000 laptop.
Running Windows XP

When i turn it on I get the 'Windows did not restart properly screen'and no matter which of the options I choose, i see the windows logo loading after a short time the blue screen apears for a split second and then its back to the first screen all over again.

iv gone into BIOS, i ran the HD self test, and both the short and long test fail before really even doing anything.

I tried Ultimate boot CD on both a dvd and CD and neither do anything, i put the cd drive at the top of the boot order and still no luck
CD works fine on my other PC though

i dont have the original XP cd and im lost on what to do now?

Iv been on here trying to figure it out for hours
Any help would be appreciated!

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From ultimate boot cd - can you get to run checkdisk?

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Ive got an Acer Notebook, worked fine until one day I turned it on and it failed to book, I chose the last good configurations and the windows xp loading screen appeared.

Then a blue screen flashes [for about a second, cant catch what it says] and it restarts and does the same thing?

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We need to see what is on that BSOD.Give this a whirl:Can you supply the make and model? Do you know if you have XP Home or Pro and what the Service Pack is (SP2, SP3)?Have any hardware oriented changes been made to the system since it worked? RAM, video card, storage (hard disks, USB devices), hardware drivers, device drivers?If you can only boot in Safe Mode and are seeing a BSOD, choose the option:Disable automatic restart on system failureThen you can see the BSOD.Here are some BSOD blue screen of death examples showing information you need to provide:http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/images/Windows_XP_BSOD.pnghttp://techrepublic.com.com/i/tr/downloads/images/bsod_a.jpgSend the information pointed to with the red arrows (3-4 lines total). Skipthe boring text unless it looks important to you. We know what a BSOD lookslike, we need to know the other information that is specific to your BSOD.

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After installing windows 10 build, I see a boot selection menu each time I reboot your PC.  When I get to this screen, if I do nothing it will automatically boot to the Windows 10 Technical Preview within 30 seconds by default. Can anybody please tell me why is it happening. I would be thankful to them.

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What are the choices on this boot selection menu?  What colour is the screen's background?  How have you installed 10?... as a dual-boot?  Did you have a previous beta Build installed?
Obviously, I will be able to say more & know better what to say w/ this further info from you.  Thanks.

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i installed Windows Vista Ultimate on my C Drive. and then installed Xp SP2 on my D Drive, in that sequence. now when the window boots it doesn't show the booting options and directly boots into XP SP2. i can not boot into Vista now. is there anyway i can make OS choice menu available / boot into Vista.


A:Solved: Booting Issue

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Hello and thank you for reading my post in advance.

Yesterday I reinstalled my Windows 7. Everything went well, however, once I went into my BIOS settings after the install to set my primary booting device to the one which the OS is located on, it did not boot. I restarted and found a new entry along the booting drives, called Windows Boot Manager. I tried to start the system up from that and it worked but still it is weird. Windows is the only operating system I have on right now so there is no point in having to boot from the BM.
I tried a lot of things already to fix this but no luck yet. Do you have any idea how could I make it so Windows boots from my C:/ drive?

A:Interesting booting issue

Hello lymecore, welcome to Seven Forums!

If you have more than a single internal Hard Disk Drive connected the Windows 7 System boot files may have been created to another HDD and may need to be (re)created to the Windows 7 partition to sort this issue, start with a look at this tutorial linked below for some information on this; it would also be helpful to post a snip of Windows disk management for us to have a look at.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.
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Ok well my issue, The first time each day when I turn on my computer all my fans turn on But it wont POST just sits there..everything lights up like it suppose to just no post...but when I hold the power button turn it off then turn it back on it POSTS and works fine...been doing this for little over a month...and I"m getting annoyed...I built this comp and its been doing it sence I built it...I think.
I think it is my power supply but not sure.
My part listings:

Antec True 430w
KT-400 Soyo Ultra Dragon Plantinum Edition
1g Corsair DDR pc3200
Geforce FX 5200
Audigy Gamer
Thermaltake Vocalno 11+ xaser Edition
floppy drive
DVD rom
AMD Athlon 2800+ Barton
80GB WD 7200rpm
5 fans
1 neon light

Now if tried unhooking 2 fans and my neon no differnce.
Yall know of anyway to test my power suppy or whatever else you think may be wrong...Thanks

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Those Powersupplies are pretty dependable...You can't really go wrong with an Antec TruePower PS, especially a 430 watter. I wouldn't be looking there for your problem.

My guess is that it has more to do with your other components...it could be any number of things.

Corsair is pretty good RAM, but you could try to reseat your sticks, or move them around a little.

Double check where all the case LEDs and power/reset wires connect to your motherboard. You might find a problem there.

Failing that, I would attempt to single out the problem by removing all extra components...run on just the essentials, and see if the problem continues. If not, slowly add components until the problem resurfaces. If it doesn't resurface, good! If it does, then you know where the problem is coming from.

If the problem is still there after all that, then I'd probably point the finger at your motherboard itself. See if Soyo offers any kind of exchange or warranty on your board...If they value their customers, they'll have something.

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My computer no longer boots. i press the start but, i get all the bios stuff. i get the windows screen with the bar moving. then it goes to that flase desktop screen, where you have a mouse, and thats it. after that it is supposed to go to you login screen, but mine doesn't. it just stays at that false desktop. i have tried last known configuration, that didn't work. it doesn't boot in safe mode(all i get is the version and safe mode in the corners and a black screen). it boots fine with a linux cd. i can't really tell what would have caused this. the last time i had a working version, the only thing i did was burn an ubuntu cd. after that i rebooted to the cd. i did a memtest with the cd, and started linux. after that i went to restart into windows and it didn't work. any help would be appreciated

A:[SOLVED] XP booting issue

Hi Clockwork !

Do you have a retail XP install CD ? (preferably with service pack 2)

Can you access the task manager by pressing ctrl + alt + del when you can see the mouse and desktop ?

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I have searched this forum as well as many other forums in search of an answer to this question but i am yet to have any sort of success.

I have recently purchased a new system to act as a Media center. For some time I have been running a dual-boot system (XP Pro / Media Center) and I have just got round to setting up a system just for Media purposes.

Upon transferring the two hard drives used for my Media PC I have started to recieve and error upon startup. I get the classic error "boot failure, insert system disk and press enter".

Now I am sure that this has something to do with the fact that my original setup consisted of 4 hard drives...

IDE 1 - Windows XP OS
IDE 2 - Windows XP OS Applications
IDE 3 - Media Center OS
SATA 1 - Media Centre OS Media Files

obviously the only drive that had a boot.ini file and contained a Master Boot Record was the Windows XP OS drive and you chose which OS you wanted to boot on startup.

I have ran repair and ran fixmbr of what have you and i have copied the boot.ini files over to the media center drive and set it as the primary drive, however it still gives the same error. The hardware setup works fine as i have managed to install XP on the other hard drive.

All I want to do is find a way to get the system to recognise the intallation of Media Center on the IDE drive.

Regards, Matt.

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i have an acer laptop thats about 2 years old and all of a sudden it has started to go into a black screen with 2 options when i boot it. one is 'launch start up repair' and the other is 'start windows normally'. so until now i have just been clicking start up repair and it repairs it automatically, reboots and then its fine. now, however, its coming back with the message 'windows can not repair the problem automatically. if i try to start windows normally i get a 'c000021a' fatal system error blue screen. the same happens if i try and boot it in safe mode after pressing f8 during booting. none of this has worked.

i did notice that it automatically restarted for a windows update and thats when it all started. then today it did the same and thats when the real problem of me not even being able to boot kicked in.

I am very appriciative of any help!


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I am trying to reformat my PC with a version of XP that has been ripped (and I have been told works).

I have a GIgabyte motherboard MA77OT-UD3P and when I try to boot to CD-rom it won't - it will just restart my computer normally. I have tried changing the settings in Boot **** priority in BIOS settings, but this doesnt seem to work.
When I do this, the screen goes black, it starts loading devices/drivers etc, then says Boot CD/DVD ...
and then the CD runs in my computer (I can hear it spinning) and then it thinks about it...and then reboots normally as though it tried and could not.

Is this an issue with the CD rom?


A:Reformatting PC -- issue with booting to CD-ROM

Oops, I typed the wrong word - **** is meant to be disk! Boot disk priority in BIOS settings

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Hello,  I am using LENOVO ideapad 500s with Windows 10. Freqeuntly, when I tried turing on the labtop with external devices connected through USB ports, it got stuck at loading screen. It is frustrating.I wonder how the computer can succesfully boot even if external devices are still connected through USB ports.  Thank you. 

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Hi. I just built my new computer about a week ago. It consists of:

MOBO - Maximus Formula, BIOS 0907 (newest)
CPU - e8400 @ 3.6
GPU - XFX 8800GTS 512 @ stock
PSU - COrsair TX750
RAM - OCZ 2x2gb Reaper DDR2 800 @
CPU Heatsink - Zalman9700
OS - Vista 64 Ultimate
2x Seagate 320gb 7200 HDDs (SATA)
2x Samsung DVD/RW (SATA)

Here's the issue(s). I've been having random BSODs since I built this thing, and they have pretty much appeared at totally random times, except while I'm gaming, oddly.

I have seen at least 5 or 6 different BSOD errors, and I can't really remember which ones off the top of my head (I must remember to write them down), but one I have seen and do remember is IQR_less_not_equal, as I have seen that beauty probably 6 times at least. Firefox and IE7 also like to stop working occasionally, and I must restart to get them back.

I have all updates for Vista 64, and all my drivers appear to be current. I just can't figure out the instability issues, as a matter of fact, Vista's own 'Reliability and Performance Monitor' started me out at 9.17 yesterday, and now I have dropped to 5.17.

Anyhow, I decided I want to dual boot into XP-Pro. I partitioned off my 'main' drive, and tried to install XP, but when it gets to the part after it loads the drivers or whatever, and it says "Starting WIndows" or something like that, I get yet another BSOD with the error STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7BD2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000).

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A:Dual booting issue

Hey green

As i can see you are Overclocking the E8400 right ?

Well are you really sure is it an OC estable ? you tried your PC at stock speed ? to see if that happens

That can be the cause of the BSOD's...


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Hi. I built a new PC about 5 weeks ago, and ever since I got it up and running i have had a slight issue with the booting of the machine. For some reason, unbeknown to me, I cannot boot up my computer without keeping the installation disc in a disc drive. If I take the disc out and try to boot up, it says 'Boot Disk Error, Please Insert System Disc' or something to that effect.

Can anyone help me?

I'm running Windows Vista Ultimate 32Bit on an Asus Striker Extreme Motherboard. My hard drive is a SATA 150gb Digital Raptor, I have a secondary 500gb IDE hard drive and also 3 SATA disc drives (one of which I bought after finding out about this problem so that I could leave the disc in the drive and still have 2 more.)

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