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I am not able to boot from USB boot disk on pavilion 15 ab52...

Q: I am not able to boot from USB boot disk on pavilion 15 ab52...

I have pavilion 15 ab522tx notebook and installed with windows 10 on it. I want to boot linux from USB boot disk but i couldn't enable the USB boot option in BIOS. please guide me.

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Preferred Solution: I am not able to boot from USB boot disk on pavilion 15 ab52...

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Has there been a fix YET for the Boot Disk Error with this lemon?   I've had the the entire drive completely wiped,  the OS reinstalled,  a new hard drive put in,  etc.   etc.  etc.   Diagnostics say the drive is fine.   The computer may boot up for a short time,  then in the middle of what you're doing it will crash and give the "boot disk missing or drive has failed"  message.   Total waste of $600!  THIS REALLY SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY BY HP because the issue is widespread and without a fix!   PLEASE help! 

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Hi.  I have only had this computer for a week.  The computer did a reconfiguration and after taking over an hour to restart, I restarted it manually and I get the message below: Checking media presenceMedia present...Start PXE over IPv6 Error:  no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed  I have turned my computer off/on several times and I still get this message.  Can someone please help!  I am extremely aggitated with this and about to bring it back and get my money back! 

A:New HP Pavilion 23 Touchscreen Error: No boot disk has bee...

SherialT Welcome. Sounds like you have a very frustrating problem. Seems like the computer is trying to boot from an outside source. First thing you should try is to shutdown your computer.Press and hold the "Windows" key and the "B" key, and then press and hold the Power button.After 1-3 seconds, release the buttons. Your computer should beep several times and then start a BIOS Update. Let your computer go through the process of updating (just a few minutes) and your computer should start up. If this doesn't solve your problem, come on back. I have a couple more ideas if this doesn't work. Jendyruth




Please click the white Kudos star on the left to say "Thanks!"Clicking "Accept as Solution" on a reply that solves your issue makes it easier for other people to find solutions.I work on behalf of HP.

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I need a media boot disk for a hp pavilion desktopSeries 23- g013w immediately.

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tried first restart , it did not work

A:Re: New HP Pavilion 23 Touchscreen Error: No boot disk has...

Hi there @rplp, May the Forums be with you!  I understand that your computer is not starting properly, and although this post was moved, presumably you also have been getting a "No boot disk" type of message.  I am happy to give you a hand with this. Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.  HP Desktop PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number?  HP PCs - How to Find the Windows Edition and Version on Your Computer For now please check out this document: HP Desktop PCs - Computer Does Not Start (Windows 10,8) Please let me know whether that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.  

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Original HP Pavilion ran WIN 7 well, but upgraded successfully to WIN 10 summer 2016.  [Didn't want to but MS wanted to eliminate support for WIN 7.]  Computer worked fine for months until mid DEC when MS WIN was doing an update/upgrade and we lost power at home.  Computer would no longer boot.  Tried to go back to an earlier save point with no success.  Tried other troubleshooting tools but couldn't recover.  Used wife's laptop and went to MS and created a WIN 10 bootable DVD.  Had success getting HP computer to boot, but computer needed drivers which neither it nor I could find. I have not added any additional HW to my original desktop PC. I'm planning to download drivers from HP for the Pavilion Series p7-1287c and copy to CD using wife's computer. Then reboot the Pavilion with the bootable DVD and when it asks for drivers, I'll provide the CD with the files from HP website. Anything I'm forgetting?I see there are several drivers available, but do I need to open my machine to verify what make/model of CD/DVD reader and other HW I have in my machine, or can I copy all the drivers and the computer will use the correct one? Thanks for your time.Jeff 

A:HP Pavilion p7-1287c hard disk corruption, won't boot. need ...

  From: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03134527 is "HP Pavilion p7-1287c Desktop PC Product Specifications". From: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-p7-Desktop-PC-series/5187022/model/5192688/drivers is "HP Pavilion p7-1287c Desktop PC - Software and Drivers". You'll find device-driver software for Windows 7 and Windows 8.This suggests that HP has supplied device-driver software for Windows 10 to Microsoft, such that using "Windows Update" will find and download the HP-supplied software. Within "Device Manager" in Windows 10, which hardware is showing the "yellow triangle" ??? Also, Google-search for "download free SPECCY".Download and install SPECCY.  Running it will show _much_ information about your comptuter's hardware, if the above web-page does not give sufficient detail.      

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Something fell on my keyboard and I got a black screen with this error. (Typing this on my tablet.) I do hear the hard drive soon. I'm on vacation so I don't have any OS disks. I have done everything the Support Assistant, forum posts, and other forms say to do.  1) Hard reset. After I did this, the laptop gives 20 rapid, low volume beeps whenever I turn power on. 2) Reset BIOS defaults. 3) Reseat hard drive twice.  (Now the one screw is stripped.)4) Looked under Boot Device Options.  Nothing there. 5) Tried hard drive check under UEFI. Both types say NOT INSTALLED. 6) Tried to go into HP Recovery Assistance (F11) but wouldn't come up. I get the Boot Device error again.  I also called Support - I can't believe how hard they make that - but they asked they were no help. I hope someone here can help.  I have work I have to get done. TIA! 

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I got a message that the boot drive does not exist.  I have run the procedureces on the website (reset bios, removing the battery, reseating the hard drive, etc.) but still get the message tha the hard drive doesn't exist.  The laptop (pavilion dm4, windows 7) was running fine last night.  Never any indication of a problem.  Any help would be appreciated.

A:Boot problem- Hard Disk Does Not Exist error (Pavilion dm4, ...

Hello stevegmail. I understand that you're receiving a hard disk does not exist error. Is this correct?Have you noticed any other problems such as blue screens in the time before this occurred? I know you state the notebook was working fine but a lot of people wouldn't connect the two events.It sounds like the hard drive has died on you. The only other cause of this sort of error would be a bad connection between the notebook and the hard drive. However, this would've normally been resolved by reseating the hard drive. Could you also provide me the product number of the notebook? This document can show you how to locate that.I will await your reply; have a great day!

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I just reformatted a dell dimension L866R and changed the windows to xp pro. Since changing the boot order in the BIOS this message will appear. When you press any key the message just keeps repeating itself in a loop.

When you put the windows cd and don't boot from the disk windows will come up. I cannot access the BIOS to try and change the boot order which I think that it might be.

Previously the computer had windows 98SE but the video drivers would be recognized. Decided to upgrade to newer windows version.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Error message-->incorrect boot disk please insert boot disk into drive a:

Why can't you access BIOS?
 

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And I only see that BSOD when I disable automatic restart. The stop code is 0x000000ED (0x86403130,0xc000009c,0x00000000,0x00000000). I get the blue screen (momentarily) on all of the other F8 options.

When I boot using the Vista disk I get the msg 'Windows is loading files...', then I get what looks like the bottom part of the XP splash screen - the little bar with the green dots moving from left to right (was that part of the Vista start, as well?), then eventually the screen goes black..... and stays that way. Although after about 30 seconds the mouse pointer does show up - and its moveable. And the keyboard lights up properly on Caps Lock and Num Lock. But nothing else.

I did try booting off an old XP disk, and it did take me to a place where I could delete the partition.

Should I try that, and then try the Vista disk again, or should I just go ahead and install XP (although I would have that pesky product key to deal with)?

I somehow feel that if I could only get to a C: prompt I could do a fixboot

A:Vista will not boot - Unmountable Boot Volume - Won't Boot from Disk Either

and I'm not talking about a good answer. ANY response at all would have been appreciated.

My original post, titled Vista will not boot - Unmountable Boot Volume - Won't Boot from Disk Either seemed like it would be the kind of posting that would have elicited some response - Can't boot normally, in safe mode, or last good configuration. AND, can't boot from a genuine Microsoft Vista Home Basic disk.

But nothing.....

So I inserted an old HP Windows XP OS CD into the machine, and booted to the recovery center, where I selected to install XP. I formatted the drive, and then ejected the disk. I then put the Vista disk in, and booted from it.

Presto, it worked. This time it actually took me to the Vista Repair / Install page.

I deleted the partition, entered the product key and re installed Vista.

It is now working beautifully.

Thanks for your help.

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HP Pavilion 6355 has the following issues:

1) Computer will not shut down by holding in power button. It must be "unplugged from outlet."

2) When power cord plugged in the light sequence on the tower reads, from left to right, yellow, green.

3) A Thumping sound comes from speakers, not the typical Bios Beeps.

4) Monitor is blank, yellow light indicator on.

5) Cannot open CD Drive, even manually.

This computer belongs to a friend of mine whose daughter uses it for High School work. She was working on it one day, received an error message, no, no, writing it down would be to easy , so she shut down using start-shutdown, and left for school. When she came back and resumed her work she was met with the above scenario.

Any ideas as to the most expeditious way to get to root of issue.
 

A:HP Pavilion will not boot up, no access to CD Drive, Using diskette failed to boot.

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Hey everyone,
Well I just finished building a new PC today, the specs are as follows.

Gigabyte P-35 DS3R motherboard
Intel Q6600
8800gts 320mb
WD 320gb internal hdd sata 3gb/s
2gb ram

my problem is when I attempt to start the computer and install Windows XP, I insert the disk, change the boot order to boot from the cd/dvd, and when it attempts to boot, I receive the message "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". I'm baffled on what to do, no matter which disk drive I put it in, what order the bios boot menu is, I get the same error. I would greatly appreciate any help anyone can give me! Thank you!

A:New System Build, Xp Won't Boot From Disk, "boot Disk Failure"

If you are using an IDE optical drive be sure that the cable is not reversed. Do you have the two drives set as master and slave? Is the BIOS set to auto detect for the hdd?

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Ok. I will list every detail of the problem and of my trials to solve it so that you could have as clear an idea as possible. Thanks in advance. I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROBLEM FOR HOURS SO IT WOULD BE GREAAAAAAATLY APPRECIATED if anybody could help me out!

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I was trying to install Ubuntu, so need to boot from CD ( i know i can do that directly in windows using wubi, but that's not what I want to do. I am just trying to boot from CD and install Ubuntu on an allocation of memory i had set free for it.). I set the boot sequence to be 1.CD-ROM 2.Hard-disk 3.Removable. However, even under this settings my computer still directly goes to Windows. *:I do notice the CD-drive working at the beginning of the start-up, but then Windows comes out eventually *
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So I figured the problem might be the system did try to boot from CD but failed, so it then boots from harddisk and found Windows. Therefore I went into BIOS and set all 3 booting devices to be CD-ROM, then restarted. Now I have this error message : disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

3.
The CD is good, because i tried to boot my laptop from it and it works well.

4.
I tried to upgrade my BIOS but couldn't because the system showed the same message when i tried to boot from the BIOS flash disk.

5. I built this desktop from scratch up, and when I first tried to install an OS to it, I used a CD and it booted well.. which is about 6 months ago. I never tried to boot it from CD since then. I ... Read more

A:cant boot from CD "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

After reading through step 4 above, I don't need to go further.

Some optical drives fail in such a way as to work fine reading a disk in Windows but will not boot from a bootable disk. Replace the optical drive with a known-good one you may have access to and see what happens.
 

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Yesterday Windows Explorer began to stop responding fairly frequently, but would restart itself without issue and continue to run fine. Today, Windows now freezes completely every 45ish minutes - usually a random program stops responding followed by everything, the mouse gets stuck, CTRL+ALT+DELETE does nothing, and it stays frozen this way. I've had one BSOD happen right after this occurs (I couldn't get the error code with auto-reboot but I just turned that off). The most recent freeze I got a "The logon process was unable to display security and logon options when CTRL+ALT+DELETE was pressed" message, and Windows just stayed frozen that way with nothing responding.

Upon hitting Restart button on my case or following the BSOD auto-reboot, my OS drive (a Crucial M4) it isn't detected in the BIOS, leading to a "Disk Boot Failure" message. Oddly, if I do a cold boot from this point and power back on, the Crucial M4 is detected and Windows starts normally. I can also boot normally after shutting down and restarting from within Windows. But no matter what, around 45 minutes later Windows then freezes again in the exact same way, repeating the cycle. I'm totally at a loss, please help!
System Specs:
Core i5 2500k @ 3.3 ghz
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
Windows 7 64 Bit SP 1
8 GB Ram
Crucial M4 64GB, Firmware 0001 (OS drive)
Seagate 1TB (for storage)

A:Random Freezing/BSOD, Boot Disk Failure, OK Cold Boot then Repeat

Hi.

There are no .dmp files in the attachment. Please check this thread: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSODand configure for Small Memory Dumps.

In addition, please go through this thread: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...exe-7f1c0.html

Let us know if the troubleshooting steps mentioned help resolve your problem.

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Hi a couple of months ago my system crashed, windows 7 wouldnt boot, and I misplaced my installation disk. I had the problems several times since obtaining the computer several years ago. (Lenovo IDeaPad y450). I attributed the problem to what I believed was a bad hard disk, so I replaced it with a refurbished model.
I installed Ubungu 13.10, and it worked well ever since. I later located my win 7 disk and created a dual boot. Windows worked very well for several months until it stopped starting up last week. It would get to the black windows screen, where it says starting, and usually get stuck there. I would get fed up and turn it off after half an hour. Once it was as the screen and it later started the checkdisk program and found no errors. Another time it finally got into windows after a very long loading time, and it seemed to work fine, until the next time I restarted windows. It just went back to the loading windows screen.
I formatted the windows partition through GParted in Ubuntu, and tried the installation disk, and it would get stuck at 0% in the "expanding files" sequence. After an hour of hoping something would happen I got fed up and forced it off again.
Not sure what to do from this point. I have read other posts and it has led me to think that the issue could possibly be bad RAM or an issue with BIOS. But, Ubuntu has been working fine, while Windows has simply been freezing at any attempt of a startup.

A:Win 7 , Ubuntu dual boot, windows wont boot, startup disk doesnt help

It could be that the HDD has a bad sector in the Windows partition, or that the drive is actually failing. If there is a utility in Linux that tests memory, I would run it.

You could also use Memtest86+. It runs from a CD/DVD. Let it run for several passes to rule out bad RAM.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Hi, I have just recently gotten a new computer which came with Vista. Previously what I have done with any new operating system I got was installed it into my old computer. However, I came to find out you can only have one computer assigned to each cd, unless I wanna buy another one, which is unecessary.

I wanted to get rid of Vista and return to XP but the XP disc would not install because of multiple errors, such as missing ntldr.

So I decided to use deriks boot and nuke to clear the hard drive, and that went smoothly.

Now, here is my problem... When I insert the XP cd it spins for a while and eventually comes to an error screen with:

"no boot sector on hard disk"
"CARDBUS NIC boot failed"

30 seconds or so later I also get this message

"No bootable devices"
Also, when I just start the computer normally, it does go to a screen that says no operating system found, which makes sense.

The weird thing is that the Windows Vista CD still starts up and goes to the installation area when I boot from CD drive, So I know my CD drive is working properly.

I have tried the XP CD in another computer and it works fine.

The computer with the problems is a Dell Inspiron 8500.

Sorry if this has been answered somewhere but I grew tired of reading through threads only to come to a very general solution of booting from the XP disc, which wont work.

Since I used deriks boot and nuke, I have not formatted and repartitioned the drive ( I don't know i... Read more

A:Solved: Windows XP Disc won't boot - no boot sector on hard disk..

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Hi, I really need some help here.

My system has two drives:
1) SSD (C: drive) where my win7 OS boots from (call this normal_win7)
2) HDD (D: drive) where I keep my data

I created a D:\virtual_win7.vhd file and installed win7 on it (for testing purposes) following these instructions:

Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot

When I boot, I get no boot menu asking me to choose either between normal_win7 or virtual_win7 install. By default, it boots into virtual_win7. To boot into normal_win7, I need to press F11 at reboot to enter into Boot Menu and select it. I thought I would be presented with a boot menu at reboot each time? Those instructions I followed in the link told me the boot manager would be present. So I got a feeling something went wrong somewhere.

These are some things I observed:

1. I installed EasyBCD within normal_win7 and it only has one entry listed in the bootloader:


HTML Code:
Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
2. Within System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Startup and Recovery, there is also only one entry.

3. In Disk Management (within normal_win7), the vhd does not appear.

Questions:

What do I need to do to get the boot menu manager going when I reboot my system to allow OS selection?

Why doesn't the vhd appear in Disk Management within normal_win7? Is it because it is being dynamically mounted each time it is booted into? I thought th... Read more

A:Boot issues with virtual hard disk. No windows boot manager

I guess everyone is using win8 these days, or my question is at the cutting edge of technology that no one knows the answer

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I?ve got a strange one on my hands here. I can not boot into windows 7 without having my windows 7 install disk in the drive at boot up and wait past the hit any botton to boot off of cd. If I try to boot without the disk in the drive I get the boot manager is missing error.
Also I can get windows 7 to recognize one of my SATA drives.
I have a pair of drives in raid 0
A 160 gig drive windows can see
A 250 gig drive that windows can?t see
My mobo is a Abit   ix38 quadgt
 
Thanks,

A:Boot manager is missing, will not boot without the windows 7 install disk in the drive

sprogis, If Windows isn't able to repair the problem on its own, you might try EasyBCD .-Alex

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I left my computer asleep. When I awoke it, it froze up, so I restarted it and it told me I had a disk boot failure, insert boot disk.

If I reboot, and press f8 to get a boot menu from the bios, I can select the drive that has windows on it.

If I do not intervene beyond this, it will boot to windows, but as soon as I login, it will show the task bar, but that's as far as it gets. The mouse will still move but beyond that I have no control, left or right click, ctrl, alt, del. Etc. The one light on the front of the case that usually blinks, remains on solid.

Sometimes after this stage if I reboot (with the button on the case), the drive that contains windows will not be recognized by the bios. It will simply say that sata connection is empty.

If I power the computer off, and wait a few seconds and turn it on, the drive will be displayed again. I then can press f8 to get the boot menu, and select the right drive, and this time I will press f8 to get the windows boot menu. I can select safe mode with networking, and boot up. I have been using windows on safe mode for over an hour and it runs fine.

I have run MSE, as well I downloaded AVG free, but I can only use the command line version in safe mode, which I did.

I am not sure what to check here. I was thinking the hard drive was failing, but then why am I able to run on safe mode for so long? Boot sector virus? Some other virus? What should I look for, and what can I do in safe mode, a lot of choices are dis... Read more

A:Disk boot failure, can launch to safe mode through boot menu

I would first Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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I'm trying to run a windows repair disk, I've changed the order of the boot-up sequence in F2 (Setup Utility) and F8 (Boot Manager), but neither of these does anything to change the boot sequence, my CD Drive works fine and is propely represented in the boot manager, but still no luck in getting the repair disk to run.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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VISTA STOPPED BOOTING UP AND I GOT THE MESSAGES ABOVE. TRIED TO REPAIR TO NO AVAIL. I REINSTALLED VISTA AND HAVE A SAVED OLD VERSION WHICH I WANT TO RESTORE. NO HELP IN MANUAL OR MS WEBSITE. COMPUTER'S RUNNING PRETTY SLOW WITH ONE VERSION FUNCTIONING, THE OTHER NOT. PLEASE HELP!!! IT'S MAKING ME CRAZY. THANK YOU MOST GRATEFULLY IN ADVANCE. DOTTIE MACK

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz, x64 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 757 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon X1300 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) , 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 147291 MB, Free - 74736 MB; D: Total - 9773 MB, Free - 2685 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DP965LV, AAD59511-500, AZLV706000KQ
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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Long story short, I have a computer loaded with Windows 7 sp1. It has a 300Gb hard disk and a 2Tb hard disk. These two disks were loaded with Windows 7 at separate times, the 300Gb one first, then the 2Tb one. Now the 300Gb drive has failed, and the 2Tb
drive will not boot. How can I fix this?
Using Original Windows Install disk with repair option (Version of Windows not compatible with repair disk).
Using a System Repair disk results in the same error message.
The old failed hard disk is no longer in the system, but when it was working with both drives installed, on boot I would get a list of the two installs asking which to boot from. The new install was always first in the list, so it was not a problem. Now
that the 300Gb drive has failed, the computer just boots immediately to BIOS.
How do I make the computer boot from the 2Tb hard drive without loosing everything on that drive? Is there something that can restore, or reconfigure the master boot record to allow booting from the good drive?

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I can no longer boot 64-bit Win 7 Pro in normal or Safe Mode on one computer due to BSOD: STOP 0x0000007B (0XFFFF880009A97E8, 0XFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0, 0).

But there is additional, extremely important info: I have two separate month-old backup boot partitions, and they won't boot either for exactly the same reason! One is on a second partition of the main SSD (my regular boot partition is on the first partition), and the other is on a regular hard disk. Therefore, it's extremely unlikely that this is a disk drive or partition problem.

The last thing I did was use AutoRuns to disable some unwanted startups my startup manager (Chameleon Startup Manager) didn't see and thus couldn't disable. However, as I said above, I have two separate month-old backup boot partitions, and I made no changes whatsoever to these, so surely one or the other should boot fine, but I get the same BSOD on all boot partitions!

What I've done so far:
- Ran Startup Repair 6 times total. Each time it reports that it could not repair the problem.

- Tried system restore. It reported every restore attempt failed.

- Booted up with LSoft Active @ Boot Disk, latest version (15.x). Then I ran Check Disk on all disks and partitions, and no problems were reported anywhere. Then I examined all the disks and partitions, and the reports said everything is perfect: all partitions were of the right type, and the integrity of all disks were ideal. Then I ran it's MemTest for 8 hours with no problems.... Read more

A:Win7 Can't Boot or Safe Boot any disk/part due to STOP 0x0000007B

0x7B's are often caused by physical disk failure. Remove the disk and install it into another computer. Now use SeaTools for DOS to check the drive. Unfortunately that is the only option available.

SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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I am trying to wipe out a computer and install a new OS but I have no boot disk that will work right. Using windows 98SE because it will boot it from the CD but it will not let me format the hard drive in DOS mode. Can't use a floppy because my computers will not format them for some reason. How do I make a DOS boot disk on a CD? I want to be able to run Fdisk, format, scandisk, etc. so I have a clean hard drive to use.
 

A:Solved: Needing a boot disk/boot disk help

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I've just finished an in-place upgrade of Windows 7 to 8.1u1 (with a intermediate step of upgrading W7 to W8).

The system was installed was on a SSD with MBR partitions and I wanted to convert to GPT disk and initialize secure EFI boot, but Windows setup and DiskPart only allow this operation on a clean unformatted disk, and a few threads in the forum advise that this is the only option:

Cannot boot UEFI install
EFI / UEFI partition Deleted
http://www.eightforums.com/installat...on-t-boot.html
Anybody have luck imaging 8 with UEFI, GPT, Secure Boot?
etc.

Fortunately I have found Microsoft KB articles that detail the process of manually making/restoring an EFI boot partition.

There is a 3rd party disk partitioning utility that allows you to convert MBR disks to GPT disk and resize partitions to make room for EFI boot, WinRE and MSR partitions.
So I thought this would be useful if someone would review the process and maybe the admin will eventually make a full step-by-step tutorial out of this thread.

This guide can also be used to manually restore EFI system boot partition in case of failure.

A:Tutorial: Upgrade MBR boot disk to EFI boot disk

How to convert bootable MBR system disk to a UEFI bootable disk without losing your data in Windows 8/8.1
OR
Repair UEFI system boot partition (only perform steps 1, 5.ii, 6-7).

You need to have a working Windows installation on a bootable MBR disk which has two partitions - a 100 MB system MBR partition (id=27) and a primary Windows partition with intact C:\Windows.
In order to boot Windows in UEFI mode, you will have to convert your disk to GUID Partition Table (GPT) format, create (or re-create) the necessary system partitions, copy EFI Windows Boot Manager code to the System partition and create BCD store. Your Windows partition will be left intact and all your programs, files and settings will remain.


0. Create a System Image Backup

Control Panel, File History, System Image Backup

Select a hard disk to store the backup. It should be a basic disk (NOT a dynamic disk) and should have enough free space to hold your entire C: partition.
The backup should only be required if something goes very wrong with partition resize in step 3 - for example, if you accidentally wipe your main partition, or if a power surge interferes with non-destructive resize operation, in which case you should boot Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) and restore your partitions.
Note that if you decide to wipe the disk and run a clean install using Windows Setup media, this backup will NOT allow you to restore your files afterwards, since the size of the new partition will not match... Read more

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Hi I updated my Lenovo ThinkCentre m92p tiny 3237-A1G to the BIOS version 9SKT59A.I use an OCZ SSD with GRUB2 and Linux/Win7 dual boot (GPT/UEFI) without any problem.After the BIOS update there was SecureBoot enabled and I couldn't obviously boot GRUB2.Then I disabled SecureBoot and changed the Boot order, but when I try to include the SSD with x it disappears in the list of the excluded boot devices but don't appear in the included devices. Now I am only able to boot via USB stick where a grub2 is also installed. I am pretty sure this is a BIOS bug!Anyone else can confirm that or solved such a probem? Cheersmijenix













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A:M92p Tiny - no Disk boot after update BIOS to 9SKT59A (dual boot Linux/Win7) GPT/EFI

Hello, I also have same problem on Lenovo M92p 3212-BL3 with BIOS version 9SKT39A. I use an OCZ SDD Vertex 2 with Windows 7 x64 only. The SSD disappears from the list on included and excluded boot SATA devices. The SATA ports still appears but with empty device.  It seems BIOS issue, hope Lenovo will fix this issue ASAP. 

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Hey everyone.

Every time I boot up my PC, windows will load, but will take forever to load, during which lots of disk thrashing occurs, then gets the BSOD. After the BSOD, the pc will automatically reboot. After it reboots, the BSOD will not show back up, however it still takes about 5 minutes of loading and disk thrashing for the pc to be usable. I'm thinking it may be a RAM issue, but I was wondering could it be something else (before I Have to buy any RAM). I'm also wondering could it be a driver issue or something like that. The problem happened around the time I uninstalled AVG free antivirus, but reinstalling AVG didn't fix it and I'm not 100% sure that's the problem. I'm going to run memtest program sometime soon (I understand it takes a while). I've run system restore, anti-spyware programs, and the repair tool on the windows recovery CD. Anyways, I've attached the SF Diagnostic Tool info to this thread, and attaching my specs I got from Sysspec, but let me know if there is anything else that would be useful in resolving the issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows bsod on boot, slow boot, disk thrashing.

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BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff800033d8cda, 1, 18}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ObpCreateHandle+29a )

Followup: MachineOwner
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STOP 0x0000001E: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

Usual causes: Device driver, hardware, System service, compatibility, Remote control programs, memory, BIOS

System Optimisers

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Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 6 Public:Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 6 Public
Please remove the following software:

This software is a known cause of BSOD's. The windows 7 operating system does not require these registry cleaning software. They often tune-down rather than tune-up and can wreck the OS beyond repair. Microsoft have improved Windows 7 significantly and it is much better at organising and optimising itself than its predecessors. Check this, this and this thread for evidence.

If you feel the need to use a registry cleaning or optimisation software, most of us recommend the use of CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - ... Read more

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My computer will not boot. Boot device not found Hard Drive (3F0) I have a G7-3ried reset4OUS WINDOWS 7 64 bit. I have tried to reset BIOs  HELP

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Hi,
My pc (win 8, IE9, 64 bit) started behaving oddly suddenly before refusing to go any further now saying unable to find boot drive, please insert boot disk and press any key.
Is this terminal and have I lost all data on that pc? Will taking it to a pc wizard do any good?
I am in Australia
I hope someone can offer productive advice
Fiona

A:Unable to find boot drive insert boot disk

Welcome,
I'm assuming that you are currently communicating from another computer.
Do you have the installation disk? If not, then the trip to the PC wizard sounds like a wise choice.
The data loss will depend on what is wrong and when you made your last backup. It could be very little to total.
Keep us posted
 
Dick

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I have a HP notebook(XP Home) that stop booting windows a while back after it crashed during an SP2 install. It does not boot from any mode in the advanced menu(safe, command, last known good config, etc.). I can't boot from my Knoppix disk because it says that there is a checksum error, even though I can boot from the same Knoppix disk on my desktop fine. Mind you this laptop has only a CDRW/DVDROM combo drive, no floppy or zip. I finally found my XP setup cd recently and tried to boot from it to perform a repair or access the recovery console, if it's possible. The problem is it won't even boot from that. It gives me the "NTLDR missing, press ctrl+alt+delete to restart" message when I boot from the Win Xp setup cd. I have read about some of the solutions involving a floppy boot disk, but I only have a cdrw/dvdrom combo drive to work with. Anybody have any ideas how to resolve this so I can boot the setup disk and run a repair?

A:HP Notebook/XP/Will not boot in any mode/tried to to boot from XP disk=NTLDR missing

Make sure your boot sequence in the BIOS is set to boot from the cdrw/dvdrom drive first. Place in your disc and reboot.
Normally tapping the Delete key at boot will take you into the BIOS

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I am running windows xp 64 bit pro. Everything worked fine yesterday but today I cannot get it to boot properly. After the POST screen I get the windows logo with a loading bar like normal, but then after that it just goes black and I can hear the drives running for around 30 seconds before the computer restarts. I used Hiren's Boot CD and can start the computer in linux off of that. Unfortunately I lost my windows xp CD's in a move and I have no idea if it is possible to get new xp 64 bit pro CDs from anywhere these days. Any ideas?

A:Computer restarting during boot, Will start up with Hiren's boot disk

Please do the following:Get a look at the error message presented by the BSOD (blue screen of death) ....Start tapping the F8 key after you press the ON button, and continue tapping until you are presented with the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" screen.
Use the UP/DOWN arrow keys to select "Disable automatic restart on system failure" and press the <ENTER> key.Your system will attempt to restart normally, but when it crashes, it will not re-start: Instead, you will see a BSOD with error message.
Record the error message details (contained in the areas outlined in red, in the above example image), and post in your reply.==========================Please be aware of the following:Hiren's Boot CD is deemed by BleepingComputer.com management to be illegal due to copyright infringements (illegally distributed Microsoft files as well as a few questionable/illegal applications). Recommendation to use it or instruction on its use is not allowed on the BC forums.

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I yesterdy tonight fitted an HP e-pc C10 with a new hard disk, and the disk
has been partitioned, formatted and set as primary. Using the HP
Recovery CD which came with the machine, I installed Windows 2000 on to
the new disk.
The install went without hitches until the very first full boot. Admin
sign-on is completed, then Win 2k spontaneously shuts down and
re-starts. On the re-start we get an error message: Boot failure, disk
not recognised. Press any key to restart the OS.
On pressing the key the boot once again fails. This is very hard to
understand, as the machine successfully booted in to the install
programme twice. Furthermore, the bios detects the hard disk as a
Primary IDE correctly. Yet, at the crucial moment of finalising the OS
boot the system fails.
Anyone any thoughts?
 

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BOOT MANAGER IS COORUPT AND CAN NOT BE REPAIRED OR REBUILT THROUGH WINDOWS COMMAND PROMPT, CANNOT NOTUSE BOOT REPAIR DISK EITHER, i HAVE TRIED WINDOWS 7 FRESH INSTALL, WINDOWS 7 REPAIR BOOT DISK, I HAVE TRIED A LINUX BOOT REPAIR DISK, I HAVE TRIED TO USE
BOOTSECT, BOOTREC, BOOTMBR, BOOTCFG, BOOT /FIXMBR, BOT /FIXBOOT, SCAN0S,
REBUILD, AND NOTHING SEEMS TO REPAIR THE BOOT DRIVE. ALL OF THIS IS BECAUSE OF A MISSING USB DRIVER THAT WINDOWS TRIED TO LOCATE FOR MY MOTOROLA HONE, AND IT COMPRESSED THE ENTIRE BOOT FILE AND DURING A RECOVERY OF SYSTEM IT TOALLY WIPED THE ENTIRE BOOT
PATH FROM WINDOWS COMMAND . SO I ASK YOU WHAT CAN I DO AT THIS POINT IN TIME TO RECOVER THE SYSTEM, PLEASE HELP, AS I AM AT MY WITS END AND COMPLETELY FRUSTRATED.

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Hey everyone. Not sure if this belongs here or the Windows 7 thread, so move if need be.

Okay, so every time I boot up my PC, windows will load, but will take forever to load, during which lots of disk thrashing occurs, then gets the BSOD. After the BSOD, the pc will automatically reboot. After it reboots, the BSOD will not show back up, however it still takes about 5 minutes of loading and disk thrashing for the pc to be usable. I'm thinking it may be a RAM issue, but I was wondering could it be something else (before I Have to buy any RAM). I'm also wondering could it be a driver issue or something like that. The problem happened around the time I uninstalled AVG free antivirus, but reinstalling AVG didn't fix it and I'm not 100% sure that's the problem. I'm going to run memtest program sometime soon (I understand it takes a while). I've run system restore, anti-spyware programs, and the repair tool on the windows recovery CD. Anyways, I've attached my Sysspec txt document to this thread, but let me know if there is anything else that would be useful in resolving the issue. I know I might need to upgrade some things (PC is 3 years old) but was wondering if there was a way to avoid doing this (or if I must, any suggestions for upgrading without spending a lot of cash).

Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD on boot, then slow boot and disk thrashing

Hi -

Run HDD diags - - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Ready for a head-scratcher?

After installing UxStyle (allows XP users to use 3rd-party themes) my laptop shows the BIOS screen but no longer boots Windows. I just get the BSOD. To make things worse, when I tried to reinstall Windows as a last resort it hangs on the "Setup is Starting Windows" screen. I even tried booting into a Ubuntu LiveCD. It loads the Linux kernel but then just shows a blinking cursor in the upper left-hand corner and is unresponsive. Here's what I've done so far to save my laptop and the results:

* Ran HD test in BIOS - both the short and long test report "PASSED"
* Swapped out the HD for another that I know works - same problem
* Removed both internal and external memory modules individually and swapped the two around - same problem
* Ran Memtest - "No Errors"
* Swapped out optical drive - same problem
* Removed AC adapter and battery, held down power button for 2 mins - same problem
* Reset CMOS by removing internal battery for 15 mins - same problem
* Tried Windows reinstall using every HAL configuration available on my system - still hangs
* Disassembled case and blew out dust - you guessed it, same problem

I'm assuming that it's a hardware problem since it hangs at the same point in the boot process. I guess I'm shocked that a seemingly harmless Windows patch could cause a hardware failure like this.

I'm utterly baffled. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a HP DV6600 with a fresh HP factory install of Vista SP1. Newest Bios update, and virus free. When I boot up i see the HP screen with boot options down across the bottom(F2, F9, F10 etc) then it goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor in upper left corner. The hard drive lcd does not blink at all. If I reboot and press F9 to select boot options that menu comes up. The only option there is Internal Hard disk or Enter Setup. If I select Internal Hard disk it will boot every time and run great from there on out, untill I go to restart it again. Any suggestions?
Bob

A:I can only boot with select boot device- hard disk

Sounds like your hard drive...is not your first boot device...it should be.

http://www.pctechbytes.com/hp/hp-black-screen-with-blinking-cursor

Louis

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I'll keep this short.

1. Vista full installation ISO disc created

2. Disc boots up fine in an XP computer (so disc is fine)

3. Disc does NOT boot up in the Vista computer (my dilemma)

4. XP disc boots up fine in the Vista computer (so CD-ROM is fine)
What could possibly be wrong here? The only remote thing I can think about is that this is a 32-bit install as opposed to 64-bit. I am not sure which bit is in this computer and I am not even sure that really matters. It is a Toshiba A205-s5801 which came from factory with Windows Vista.

A:Arrrrgh!!! Vista ISO boot disk FAILS to boot

Specs: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=1909172&rpn=PSAF3U&modelFilter=A205-S5801&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663

<<1. Vista full installation ISO disc created>>

Created from what?

That system seems to have come with a recovery partition and recovery mechanism which is the only option provided by manufacturer for any Windows repair/installation.

Louis

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I tried to modify my boot.ini file recently to get rid of my loading screen. I thought i had typed everything in as it should be but i guess i didnt. I know the normal procedure to get around this which is to change my CDROM to primary boot device and use my xp CD, but for some reason, my CDROM will not even try to load the CD. im just really not sure why this is, it has never had any problems... it is listed as the master divice on my PCI list, the primary boot device, it is connected properly... the only thing i can think of is maybe the jumpers might need to be changed? but i dont have my manual anymore. someone heeelp!
 

A:boot.ini messed up and CDROM wont run boot disk

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A guy I work with brought me a HP Pavilion Laptop that was running Windows XP until he shut it down and could not get it to boot back up. I have tried to get it to boot in every way I can think of:
Booting normally or with the last known good config ends at a black screen before windows splash load screen starts.
Booting in safe mode stops at a line that reads "multi(0)disk(0)rddisk(0)partition(1)\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\AVGIDSEH.Sys"
and when booting from the disk it stops at the Windows Setup blue screen that reads starting windows at the bottom of the screen after it loads the setup files, it never gets to the point that I can do anything.
Looking for any help that I can get to solve this problem and get this PC up and running again.
 

A:Windows XP will not boot from HHD, boot Disk or in safe mode.

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Started getting a BSOD on our laptop yesterday when we tried to start it up and I'm hoping for some help, but not sure how optimistic I am. I can't get it to finish the start up process. If I try to start it on it's own, I get the BSOD with an error message saying, "PFN_LIST_CORRUPT" and code "*** STOP: 0x0000004E (0x0000000000000099, 0x000000000013F5AF, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000) This happens if I try to start it either normally or if I try to launch the startup repair. I can not get it to boot into safe mode or any other mode for that matter. I've tried with a Win7 startup disk, and I've also tried with a Win8 upgrade disk. Neither of those will work either. BSOD on trying to start, and never really getting past the initial "loading files" I never do actually get windows to load in any form whatsoever. I looked at the BIOS and it appears fine. No changes there, but also no options to upgrade it or roll it back in the BIOS itself. But as far as I know there shouldn't have been any changes to the BIOS anyways. I don't believe it was doing any upgrades or patching at the time either, but can't be positive as I wasn't the one using it when it started. It's an ASUS laptop, about 7 months old we bought refurbished, so it's past warranty (of course) Model K54C, Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, 4 gigs RAM So any suggestions, ideas, or hope, or am I looking at having to replace the HDD?

A:BSOD on boot- PFN_LIST_CORRUPT can't boot from disk. Any options?

Hi,

You could try following this tutorial and see if you can troubleshoot your issue:

Windows Failure to Boot Tutorial

Stop 0x0000004E: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
Usual causes: Device driver, memory

Also take memtest. Run for 8 passes and test each stick in a know good slot for an additional 6 passes.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/105647-ram-test-memtest86.html



   Tip
Run these tests overnight


cheers

Dave

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Hello. I have an XP machine that while booting, after the Windows XP Logo with the blue bar under it shows, receives a message box titled "lsass.exe - Application Error" with the message "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc00000ld). Click on OK to terminate the application." This occurs twice and then just sits on an empty black screen. It never reaches the login screen. I have tried booting to safe mode and the last good configuration and they both experience the same thing.

BACKGROUND: Got the computer with the problem from brother in law who lives hundreds of miles away. He had fixed it and was selling it. It was clean and in good working order except for the following: No boot disk provided. DVD & CD drives wouldn’t initialize automatically. Had to manually go find what you want to play and work with it til it played. Audio CDs would play. DVD never played dvds. Windows Media Player would not play FLV videos or MPEG4, MP4 videos, only avi. An error would come up saying there were not the correct codecs. By choice, this computer & our home does not have internet access, so I couldn’t go d/l drivers or fixes directly to computer. Using my laptop and a flash drive, I d/l GOM Player and installed it on his computer, and it would say the same thing. So I d/l codec packs using the same method. I ran Trend Micro scans on all files before putting them on the flash drive. They were either clean or cleaned. (It said this was cleaned : L... Read more

A:lsass.exe Application Error - Cannot boot, no boot disk!

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I'm making a image for installation of windows 10.
I make a USB flash drive with WINPE. and once the device starts into WINPE, it will automatically start to install windows 10 by calling "dism /apply-image".
Normally i just shutdown the computer after installation, but now i want to reboot the device and boot into the windows i just installed. But i can't, because if i reboot the device, it will boot into WINPE again and start another turn of installation of windows.
How could i temporary boot into my windows 10?

A:How to temporary boot into hard disk if my first boot option is USB?

Seems like you are doing it backwards. Set the hard drive as the primary boot device and temporarily boot the USB flash drive the first time. Then on restarting the first time during the Windows 10 install it will boot to the hard drive and ignore the USB flash drive.

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I have a sony Vaio laptop VGN FS515 H.
I want to use his Recovery Tools by pressing F10 when the laptop boot.

The problem is that the recovery partition (OEM) won't boot and an error message says :"that my partition of my Hard disk is dynamic and it should Base in oreder to let the procedure of recovery begins.
I used utility like EaseUs and Partition Wizard to change my hard disk from dynamic to Basic ,
but They don't do any thing.
I checked my hard disk it's always dynamique, and I can't boot from my recovery

How can I solve that issue?

A:Can't boot from an OEM Recovery, error : can't boot from dynamic disk

When, how, and why did your hard drive become a "dynamic disk"??

It should be "Basic" in nearly all situations.

Exactly, I say exactly, what happened when you tried to use Partition Wizard to change to Basic?

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I copied my Windows 7 OS partition on Disk 1 to a second drive Disk 2. When I boot my computer and select Disk 2 from the BIOS boot menu (F12), Disk 2 will not boot. How do I get this to work?

Side Notes:
Not having any success with BIOS booting (via F12), I did install EasyBCD on Disk 1. With EasyBCD I can boot into Disk 1 or Disk 2, but I want to be able to do it from the BIOS boot menu. I then installed EasyBCD on Disk 2. At this point I expected to have 2 EasyBCD boot menus one for Disk 1 and one on Disk 2. This is not what happened. When I use Easy BCD to boot into Disk 2 and proceed to make changes to the boot menu for Easy BCD, these changes are reflected in Disk 1. I guess I just have 1 Boot Record on Disk 1 and no Boot Record on Disk 2?

A:Disk 2 Does Not Boot OS When Selected as the Boot Device on Startup

How did you make the "copy"?
A screen shot from Disk Management would be useful.

Also, your reason for wanting to do this in the first place would help with suggestions.

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hi im trying to install a bootable usb to install a dfi bios.
i did go into cmd and clean assign primary partition with diskpart.
im also using hp tool.
problem is with the hp tool it ask to do this -
"Then please go to ?using DOS system files? column and add the link to where you stored the unzipped DOS boot up files. "
so my question is , where can i get the "dos boot up files" for vista64?
with the hp tool i need to locate the dos boot file address . so how do i do that?
do i have to download vista64 boot files?
every google links explains how to do this with xp . couldnt find any for vista. makes me feel like im the only person on the planet using vista.
im using corair voyager 4gb gt. and vista64. again im using vista not xp.
thanks.

A:need help finding vista boot files for usb boot disk

Originally Posted by adya


hi im trying to install a bootable usb to install a dfi bios.
"Then please go to ?using DOS system files? column and add the link to where you stored the unzipped DOS boot up files. "
so my question is , where can i get the "dos boot up files" for vista64?
with the hp tool i need to locate the dos boot file address . so how do i do that?
do i have to download vista64 boot files?



Hi adya,

Vista does not use any dos boot files, you will need to find xp ones for this purpose...I also doubt you can properly update your bios using a USB drive as this is highly unsupported and untested, It would be better to use a floppy disk but you should have access to a windows based bios flash program, check your motherboard manufacturer website as they usually have one available

Steven

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Okay, I'm in hopefully a finishing stage of a month long computer battle here.

Prior to the drama, I had occasional rough starts with Windows, where it took an attempt or two to start up, but no more than that and everything seemed fine. After the evil red Compaq logo there would be a black screen, no Windows loading screen. It would stay that way even after a shower, pulling dinner out of the stove, or giving my kid a bath. Then the drama started.

First, I got a virus, detected by Avast. So I deleted it, everything seemed fine, then I had another virus detected by Avast. So I deleted it, things were fine for like 30 min, then I rebooted after a game but nothing started up. So I suspect that I deleted a virus attached to a dll file, tried to use my disk to repair windows, no go. I did manage to backup some files in safe mode, so I attempted a reformat. I kept getting a disk error, even after using a disk my mom brought over a disk that scrubs data. I figure I managed to have a hard drive crash at the same time I got two viruses, and proceeded to wait many long days until I could afford a new hard drive (kinda happy with that part, 500 G is better than 140. Fer sure.)

Part two. After installation and updates I am still getting the odd hang up when booting. Sometimes it won't even load in safe mode. I'm starting to suspect a motherboard issue, or something with my MBR. Since a corrupted MBR, hard drive crash, and two viruses seems a little much to have all at once, I'm... Read more

A:Boot Problems, Motherboard? Boot Disk? MBR virus?

Okay, well first I'd put the dreaded MBR virus at the bottom of the list of things to consider. But, yes, it's possible one might have survived standard formating. But highly unlikely, IMO.

I think the first step is to make certain you have the most recent motherboard drivers installed.

Please post the exact Make & Model number of the computer.

Federal Law requires electronic manufacturers to label their devices with an "FCC code". You can sometimes cross-reference that number to a specific model of motherboard (or whatever).

I've never seen a motherboard that didn't have the model number silk-screened on the motherboard, in large letters.

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