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Q: PC Booting Issue

Hi,
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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Hi,
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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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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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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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.
 

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Follow Raybay's advice below!
 

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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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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?

Thanks,
Matthew

A:Booting Issue

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
wattage

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

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Hello
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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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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Hello

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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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;

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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
 

A:Booting issue

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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http://www.mikeshardware.com/howtos/howto_connect_ide_hd.html
 

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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 .
 

A:Booting issue

Hi,

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/

Thanks

Steve
 

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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:
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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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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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Hello,

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

A:Booting Issue

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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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
 

A:booting issue

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

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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 ??

Thanks.
 

A:booting issue

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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So I took my pc out of town with me. When I start it, the booting is trying to start from the cd/dvd instead of the hard disk. In the boot menu it is still defaulted to boot from the hard disk. All the settings are the same as they should be, it has been booting from the HD for several months. I had this problem once in the past and after a few resets it booted from the HD. not the this time though. I opened the case up and the sata cables are plugged in tight so I can't figure out why it fails to boot and keeps prompting for the windows disk. Naturally I don't have the disk.

Any thoughts on how to get the old stove booting from the HD as it should be?

Thanks again for any advice.

Robert
 

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I installed W7 on an HP a6342p Tower about a month ago. All went well until this past week. Now whenever I boot or reboot the PC, unless I hold down the Esc key and then manually select the HD as the boot device, it tries to boot from the DVD drive. How can I get it to default to and always use the HD as the boot device?
 

A:Solved: W7 Booting Issue

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So i came home today to find my computer wasn't on. I was just using it last night and left it on.

When i try to turn the power button on i have to press the button a few times or manually unplug the power cord and try again.

The monitor never turns on but the computer doesn't boot either. No keyboard lights come on.
I opened the PC and turned it on and noticed the fan on the Heatsink/processor starts for 2 seconds and then stops completely while The power supply fan stays on, Gfx Card fan stays on and 1 inner fan also stays on.
Is the power supply bad?

I have to repeatedly press the button just to get it to turn on.
Windows 7 x64

Hp pavilion a6750f

Evea 560 Gfx Card

8 gb ram

Bought the power supply off new egg 2 years ago 650W
If you need more information i will try to provide it for you.

Thank you
 

A:Computer not booting or PSU issue

I will have to wait to go to a friends house to replace the PSU.

But i have one other thing that i realized , the PSU is making a very high pitch noise. It doesn't stop unless i completely remove power from the computer.

I googled the high pitch noise and got "Coil whine" , is this a sign that it is infact my PSU?

other thing i have done. I re-sat all cords , ram , gfx card.

I tried starting the pc with no ram inserted but it didnt make any noise.
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A215 laptop running on Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit(OS came with com), 1.00 GB ram, and the computer is about two years old. I am experienced with computers but I admit that I'm still not that saavy with Vista. For a while now, I've been having trouble with it freezing on the log-in screen but after a hard reboot, it would work. I know it's harsh on the computer but I didn't have any other choice. Just recently, it began to hang on the welcome screen and it boots incredibly slow. By the time it gets to the log-in screen it completely freezes.
Fortunately, It works in safe-mode (am using it now actually) so that helps narrow it down to the problem. I've tried running the startup repairs, system restore and even tweaked with some of the boot settings (in "msconfig"= of course with the advice of others)
The last thing it did when it ran normal was download an update from the microsoft site. I havn't installed any new programs recently and I actually cleaned out many of them that I don't use to save space. (ones that are not essential to the computer) I just really hope it isn't a virus.

A:Vista Booting Issue

As you can get into Safe Mode, try the "Last Known Good Configuration" option.

If you think it may be something nasty, you can d/l this on a working machine, burn to cd using an isoburner( do not format the cd , if Autoplay pops up, just close it ).

Dr.Web LiveCD is a software product that features a standard, Dr.Web scanner

boot-cd-iso.zip

Then boot from the cd on your ailing machine.

Hope it helps.

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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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Hello,

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!

Thanks
 

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Before i was having a problem with one of the windows xp boot up files and it wouldn't boot up ( see: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...topic=31313&hl= ) I followed pip22's advice and ran a repair. Weeeeellllll. Now a driver wont load. It freezes when it gets to windows system drivers mup.sys and i can repair it until i turn blue and it still wont fix this problem. I am guessing the disk is damaged some how. I have a copy of a good version if i could just get C: drive to let me mess with it when I am booting from a linux disk.When ever I try to change it to read and write it says it cant. I am guessing that C: has some sort of write protection on it. Is there any way i can fix this driver issue? Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Again with the windows not booting issue

Enter the BIOS and reset the defaults and then reboot and see if that will solve the problem.

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Hi guys,

I hope this is in the right section. If not I'm sure somebody in the know will move it.

I just installed an Asus Crosshair IV Formula mobo. I have Windows installed and every thing is fine on that end. However when I boot Windows doesn't load automatically. I get this message




Quote:
Please enter Setup to recover BIOS setting
Press F1 to Run SETUP
Press F2 to load default values and continue


Pressing F2 lets me continue fine but it's a bit of a pain. I started getting this message after I updated the BIOS using the Asus Update tool.

Prior to this I also get a message flashing up saying something about checking for disc then disc not found. But it flashes so quick I can't read it for long enough to note it all down.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Booting / Bios Issue

I would try to update the bios from inside the bios. the update tools likes to break things.

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Hello,

I normally run a dual boot system with 2k and Debian 3.1 I hardly use Debian on this PC anymore so I decided to get rid of it. I've delt with partitions many times before and done them with ease with Partition Magic (8) - So I got rid of my linux partition and moved all the space back to my C drive and everything seemed to be going well and as normal. After Partition Magic finished everything it normally does, it rebooted (as expected) but when I get to boot up, it passes the memory check and hops right to a screen with a bunch of numbers, mostly about my PC, then at the bottom states "Verifying DMI Pool Data..........Update Success"

So, I've heard of people with this problem before - my first idea was to fix the MBR. Loaded up, fixed the MBR but it still had the same problem, except it hung at just "Verifying DMI Pool Data....." no update success anymore. My next idea was to clear the CMOS, so I popped open the PC and took the battery out, left it out for a good 20 minutes. Rebooted, but again still had the error (but once again with the update success)

I really don't know what else to try. Any suggestions?

Thanks
 

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Hello,

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?

Thanks!
 

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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Hi, i installed vista 64 ultimate with 3 gig of ram but i was told that vista 64 could run with 4 so when i installed the 4th gig or ram my pc would turn on but not boot (did not see any display) so a friend told me that it is a known issue and to fix it i needed to reinstall service pack 1 with just 2 gig then that would allow me to install the full 4....i did this and now my comp will not boot unless i have just 2 gig, it wont even boot with 3 gig like before, please could you tell me how to resolve this.

Many thanks

A:booting/memory issue

Are the sticks matching? Any beeps? Did you reseat them? Run memtest86 on each stick one at a time.

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first off I'm not very good with computers so I appreciate all the help. I attached video of the computer on startup. Basically it just flashes the Gateway logo then goes black. Please help, thank you.

A:Booting issue on my Gateway

There is no video.
 
Can you boot into Safe Mode?
 
To boot into Safe Mode start the computer, immediately start tapping the F8 key and continue to do so until you see the Advanced Boot Options.
 
You will need to use the up or down key to navigate to Safe Mode, then press Enter to select it.

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I had just added this to the "T2385 Croaked" Thread, but because it was at the end of a very long thread, I was afraid it would be missed, so here it is:
Hi all, as with everyone else, I know this has drug on for quite awhile, but.....
My father-in-law brought his eMachine T series because it wouldn't boot. I plugged it in and without even turning it on, the PS fan was running, and the hard drive light was solid amber, but nothing was coming on. I was unable to power down the box from the button. If I unplugged it, the PS fan would stop (of course), but when I plugged back in, was in the same original state as before (PS on, hd light amber, no activity). BTW, I could get the cd drive to work. I don't know if there was power to the motherboard though, because the CPU fan would not start. There are 2 hd's in the box....the original 40G Western Digital, and an additional 160G Maxtor set as slave. BTW - The CPU is a Intel® Celeron® 2.50GHz Processor, 128KB L2 cache & 400MHz FS). Intel chipset 845GV. Now I'm going to sound stupid here, but I'm blonde, and I didn't know what the set the voltage on the PS to. It was set at 115V and I left it there, not wanting to blow the machine up by switching it to 230V. The wonderful User guide said to make sure you had it set to the correct voltage, but not what that voltage was (BTW eMachines support site is awful, and so are there "chat" techs).

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A:Same eMachines Not Booting Issue, Different Day

What is the current voltage setting it is at now?
 

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I formatted my hard drive 3-4 days ago and my PC (eMachines, Vista 32 Bit) was working fine, up until last night. I started up my computer and it takes me straight to the black screen with the options to "Start Windows Normally", or "Run Boot Repair" or something like that. I'm pretty familiar with these screens and I know what they do, but for some reason the options aren't functioning like they should.

If I choose "Start Windows Normally", the computer simply reboots and takes me back to the screen.
If I choose "Run Boot Repair", the page just refreshes itself and I get the same two options again.

I tried most of the system repair options you get when you press F8 when you boot, and all of them take me to the previously mentioned screen with two non-working options.

I'm fine with formatting my hard drive again, but there's no way I can do that with the options I have provided right now. Is there some sort of disc I can make on this PC that I can put into the broken one? Or any other solution?

Thanks in advance.

(By the way I'm on a backup computer in case you were wondering how I posted this haha)

A:Very Abnormal Issue With Booting

Hello and Welcome to TSF!!!

Why did you format HDD??? Did you have same issues before formatting???
Can you remember what was the last thing you were doing on PC???
Did you install or uninstall some application or maybe some anti-virus software???
Did you run anti-virus scan before you have shut down PC???

Either this is hardware [bad HDD] or software [bad or sorrupted system] issue...

If you format HDD, you will need to reinstall operating system.
Because of this, you can format HDD after you insert Windows Vista CD,
and start Setup right? :)

Hope this helps mate!

Keep us posted...

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Hi all.

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

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

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

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A:Win7 booting (HD issue)

Hi-

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

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

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

Regards,

Mark

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