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Q: vista bsod (will not boot up)

I have an Acer Aspire desktop, model M1640 which will not boot up past the microsoft icon with the bar under it. It came with Vista (Pre-loaded) No hardware has been added lately. I couldn't follow most of the steps recomended by this site to post with this, as you must be in Windows to do most of them. I have tried launching in safe mode, did nothing. I tried launching using "the last known successful configuration" Also, nothing. I did get a blue screen once which said Windows has encountered a problem and shutdown to prevent damage to your computer.
It also displayed the following message:
BAD_POOL_HEADER.....also a long message that says:
0X00000019 (0X00000070,0X8121EA08,0X8121EA18,0X08020005)

A totally different screen I was able to get to said "EDIT BOOT OPTIONS FOR WINDOWS SETUP" at the top, followed by: PATH\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\BOOT\WINLOAD.EXE

This is followed by 5 lines of code within brackets with a blinking cursor at the end looking like it's waiting for something to be entered. Not knowing what, I pushed enter and the screen just went blank. I recorded the 5 lines of code if anyone is interested, but I have ordered the Acer recovery disk and will wait for that and hope I can a least get into Windows to restore factory settings or re-load drivers.
Sticker says Motherboard type MCP73 . This is all the info I can think of. I sure hope someone can help! Thanks....

Preferred Solution: vista bsod (will not boot up)

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: vista bsod (will not boot up)

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Q: Recovery media and Restoring a system to factory load

Acer systems ship with eRecovery Managr, which facilitates the creation of Recovery media (CDs or DVDs) so the system may be restored to the original load in the event of unrecoverable issues.

How to Make Recovery Media

1.Click on Start, then All Programs, then Acer Empowering Technology.
2.Click on Acer eRecovery Management.
3.If prompted to create a password, create a password and hint.
Do not lose this password.
If asked for a password, enter the previously set password.
4.When the Acer eRecovery Management loads, click the button labeled Burn Disc.
5.Click Create Factory default disc.
6.Follow the instructions and put in the required Blank DVD or Blank CD media to make a set of Recovery Media Discs.
How to Recover your system from within Windows

1.Click on Start, then All Programs, then Acer Empowering Technology.
2.Click on Acer eRecovery Management.
3.If prompted to create a password, create the password and hint
Do not lose this password.
If asked for a password, enter the previously set password.
4.When the Acer eRecovery Management loads click the button labeled Restore.
5.Click on Restore system to factory default.
6.The unit will restart and start the restore.
It should state "Please wait a moment..." with the Acer logo in the upper left hand corner.
7.At the eRecovery Management menu it will ask you how to restore.
Click on the restore option you would like to use.
How to recovery your system from bootup

1.Locate the Alt key, to the left of the space bar, and F10, on the top row of keys.
2.Power the system on.
3.When the system is powered on, tap the Alt and F10 keys together at the same time when the Acer splash screen appears.
It should state "Please wait a moment..." with the Acer logo in the upper left hand corner.
4.At the eRecovery Management menu it will ask you how to restore.
5.Click on the restore option you would like to use.

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Hello BC friends,

I cannot get past a BSOD upon powering on my laptop.

Dell Inspiron 1525
100GB HD

0x000000ED (0x83D03968, 0XC00000B5, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I tried booting from the Install disc and going into the Repair Console, but this did not solve the problem. What can I do, and will anything crucial be lost? This just occurred an hour ago!

A:Vista BSOD - OS will not boot

That error usually means some hard drive problem.Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.

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I am working with a Dell laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo. I was not with the laptop when the problem started but what I have been told is that the laptop got "stuck" on a web site and could not close the browser or turn off the laptop so the battery was removed.

When the laptop is powered on, Windows Vista attempts to start and then give the BSOD driver_irql_not_less_or_equal stop: 0x000000d1. When I first started troubleshooting the problem I got into Safe Mode and set the computer back to the most recent restore point but it did not help. Now I can not get Safe Mode again to launch to view any error logs. The system gets to crcdisk.sys and hangs before giving the same BSOD. I have run a memory test and a hard drive test and both passed with no errors. I have attempted Last Known Good and the start up repair options with no success.

Thanks for any suggestions,

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Sometimes when i boot windows vista it shows me a bsod and i don't know why.

LC Power 550W
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
OCZ Kit 4GB (2x2GB) 800MHZ XTC Titanium
XFX Geforce 8800GTS 320MB
320GB Samsung SataII 16mb buffer
Windows Vista Ultimate x64

When i am able to boot into windows vista it says:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 2070

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 6b
BCP2: 0000000000000003
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

There's the mini dump file, can someone analyse it please?

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Yesterday I was using my laptop without any problem. All I was doing was playing a PC game that I had played many times before and then I visited a website about the rotation of the moon to resolve an argument amongst some people playing a quiz game at my home! I did not install anything that I am aware of and I shut down the laptop as normal.
Later I tried to turn on my laptop and about 40 seconds into the boot process and before it gets to the logon screen it comes up with the Blue Screen of Death which says the following:

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The verification of a knownDLL failed, system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000020 (0x8c7003f8 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.

The system then restarts and gives the option to go into Startup Repair mode. So I tried Startup repair and after several failed attempts to fix the problem it told me that the problem cannot be automatically repaired. I also ran a memory check and disk check and no problem was reported.
I also tried starting in safe mode and got the same BSOD. However, some information that may be useful that I got from trying to boot in safe mode is that the last driver to load before the BSOD is \Windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys. But it says this driver has Loaded so maybe that is not the one that causes the problem?

My Laptop is an HP Pavillion DV9689EA. All the specs are on the HP website if needed. I can post any information on here if reque... Read more

A:BSOD when trying to boot into Vista

What sort of Disk Check did you run? How did you get the software to run - was it something built into the system?The 0xc0000020 status means that the media has changed - but from what and to what, we don't know.STOP 0x21a errors are security errors - so malware must be considered first.Do you have any way of scanning the hard drive to see if it's infected? If not, then try this boot disk which has some antivirus programs supplied with it: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/If the system is infected, and if your cleaning removes the source of the error - Windows may boot up.Please let us know the results of this so we can make further suggestions.

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About a 3 weeks ago I purchased some new RAM from newegg, specifically some Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800MHz RAM.(CM2X1024-6400C4)

The first set of RAM I was sent were faulty and were causing random beeping patterns on boot so I sent them back and today received my new pair.

Now, I am getting the computer to boot up, my BIOS sees all 4096MB of RAM now in my PC, but when the computer attempts to load Windows it will get past the scrolling bar phase, start to load windows and then crash with a BSOD. When I remove the new RAM everything runs smooth with my old RAM.

I have checked and this RAM is definitely compatible with my current RAM and motherboard but obviously something is wrong. The PC WILL start in Safe Mode tho, although Memtest is reporting errors with all 4 sticks in (0 errors with just my old ram). Is there something I need to do in order to get Windows to function with the new RAM, I mean does it require a reinstall or something? Or do you simply think that I have been sent my second faulty set of RAM in a row?

I am sure this isn't as clear as I wanted to make it but hopefully you can figure it out. Thanks!

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I am having what seems to be a wide-spread problem with BSOD during boot (Vista x64), with the error:

***STOP: 0x0000007E (...)

*** CI.dll - Address FFFFFA60006F7841 base at FFFFFA60006B5000, Datestamp 47be5bb6

This started happening about three weeks ago, occurring about 50% of the time, now it occurs 100% of the time (including Safe Mode...).

I have run several different anti-malware/spyware programs (no serious threats found) as well as CHKDSK, SFC, memory diagnostics, etc

I followed the advice on another forum:
(i.e. replace CI.dll with copy from installation disk, then command window from bootdisk: bootrec.exe /fixmbr,
del C:\boot\bcd, bootrec.exe/rebuildbcd)

The system booted back up straight after this and worked for about a week (i.e. 2 or 3 restarts). MBAM did not find any threats after this.

But now the problem has returned (not that I can think of anything that would have triggered this), and this procedure now does not get rid of the BSOD.

Could you please advise how I might try to solve this? Many thanks for any help you can provide!

Below is the log file from the Farbar's Recovery Tool. Please let me know if I should prepare any other material.

(P.S. I should mention that the CI.dll from my installation disk was 372 kB compared to 374 kB for the one I found and renamed in /system32 ...)

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A:CI.dll boot BSOD, Vista x64

Hi BlueScreenAddict,Welcome to the forum and apologies for the delay.In case you still need assistance please update me about the current condition of the computer. A FRST scan with the latest version of FRST and the steps you have taken since you started the topic would be great.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L305D-s5934 sitting in front of me. A friend asked me to repair it, and this one has me stumped. It will not boot into Vista, goes through post fine and gets to the loading screen on Vista where it sits for about 3 minutes then BSODs with a registry failure and reboots.

What i have done.

Vista recovery disk, start up repair failed to fix problems. No recovery points set. CMD prompt with a bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot both of which were successful, restarted and still no boot.

I dont want to reload this laptop, lots of data that I dont want to loose. Any ideas?

A:Vista No boot +BSOD

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Please help me fix my mom's computer! We're seeing BSOD almost 100% of the time on boot (0x000000D1) and at other times when I can boot(0x0000007F, 0x0000008E). System passed SeaTools and Memtest diags.

Dell 530

OS - Vista SP2
? x86 (32-bit)
? Original OS installation on system (OEM)
? OEM version (came pre-installed on system)
? 2 years old: Age of system (hardware)
? OS not reinstalled
? Intel Celeron (model 450, 2.2Ghz)
? Video on board (Intel chipset)
? Power Supply - brand & wattage unknown

Thanks for helping.

A:BSOD in Vista on boot (D1) or after (7F, 8E)

Any ideas? This is a mystery to me.

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Just bought a new pc and a seperate copy of windows vista ultimate. I inserted the disk and I got to the screen that said "loading windows files" then after this it went black for a second the blue screen of death appeared.The first part of the error code was 0.0000007F and the rest were 0's. Anybody had this or know what it could mean? Here are the build

G31-M7 TE motherboard
intel quad-core 6600 processor
4GB ram
geforce 9800GT
1TB sata hard drive

A:BSOD on boot installing vista on new pc

When I read your issue I thought to myself, "That sounds like a memory issue." Here is the code and definition:


One of three types of problems occurred in kernel-mode: (1) Hardware failures. (2) Software problems. (3) A bound trap (i.e., a condition that the kernel is not allowed to have or intercept). Hardware failures are the most common cause and, of these, memory hardware failures are the most common.

Try this: Take out one stick of RAM at a time and try to load it. Any BSODs?

Do this: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html The good thing about this test is it engages almost immediately as you boot-up.

It could be your harddrive as well.

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Hello, everyone.

I have a problem. My mother's computer (Vista Home Basic) has underwent an odd problem recently. After a video game CD was inserted, the computer froze, gave a BSOD and rebooted. From then on, any attempt to boot (via Safe mode or Last Known Good Configuration) has met the same BSOD, followed by a reboot.

STOP: 0x0000007e (0xC0000005 0x84462292 0x887aea68 0x887ae764)

I have attempted to use the Windows DVD in order to set up the System Restore option, but it ignores the existing restore points (System Restore has been used before already). Startup Repair claims there are no errors. Memory Check returns no RAM errors, CHKDSK returns no hard drive errors.

Could anyone please help?

Thank you in advance.

A:Vista Boot Cycle, BSOD

there are a number of causes you need to post the full error message

d/load and run the h/drive makers diognostic utility on the hard drive


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Hi all,
  I have this hard drive that has the OS on it, and it is blue screening and returning to boot options menu. it is running off a custom gigabyte socket 775  main board via sata cable. i hooked it up into another computer and it appears to be a fine disk, albeit partitioned. does that mean that the OS is licensed for another board only?  i have the speccy and SIW screen shots of it if that helps.
 is there a BIOS setting that is preventing it from loading?
 while i had it hooked up to the other computer, i did a chkdsk /r on it and it said it needed to be dismounted..

 speccy.JPG   79.85KB

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Hi all,
  I have this hard drive that has the OS on it, and it is blue screening and returning to boot options menu. it is running off a custom gigabyte socket 775  main board via sata cable. i hooked it up into another computer and it appears to be a fine disk, albeit partitioned. does that mean that the OS is licensed for another board only?  i have the speccy and SIW screen shots of it if that helps.
 is there a BIOS setting that is preventing it from loading?
 while i had it hooked up to the other computer, i did a chkdsk /r on it and it said it needed to be dismounted..

 speccy.JPG   79.85KB

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Hi, i'm having problems with booting up Vista after attempting to partition my hard drive and dual boot XP and Vista.

Okay, so i have Vista installed and wanted to install XP for games so it would be faster. I started by Partitioning my HD in Vista and all went well. I booted the XP install CD after a restart and put it on the partitioned part of my HD. It extracted the files it needed and restart itself. Then came the problems. It started itself up and gave me an error on a black screen that was like:
So i Repaired Vista with the install CD and booted Vista up. I thought it was something to do with the partition so i deleted it, created a fresh partition and started again. It failed a second time so i rested my BIOS to fail start defaults or something and tried to install again. After some fiddling around i gave up and deleted the partition in the XP setup and restarted. After this i got a BSOD with the stop error:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage
to your computer
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your
computer. if this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives
or hard drive controllers. check your hard drive to make sure it is properly
configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK / F to check for hard drive corruption,
and then restart your computer.
Technical information:
*** S... Read more

A:Dual boot Vista & XP on partition. BSOD

Hi. . .

Here is a thread from Hardware Support that contains the same BSOD error:

Tech Support Forum - Hardware Support - BSOD - 7b

regards. . .


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Evening all,

A friend asked me to install a game on his Vista laptop, so of course I did and all was well until BSODs started to happen. Initially the system just needed a reboot and all was well but at some point a 'major' one must have occoured.

After post the screen goes blank, but the laptop still accepts num, caps and scroll lock. After an indeterminate period, pressing the power button again causes the Vista boot loader menu to appear offering me a memory test or F8 for advanced options on Vista. The memory test goes through, but pressing F8 (or indeed enter) causes the screen once again go blank and back to nothingness.

Has anyone any idea of waht might be wrong, and possible fix's (other than get him XP)?

A:Vista BSOD, now the system doesn't boot.

Unless you have a VIsta dvd to use to repair the system, and you could try to get to safe mode and/or use "last known good configuration" (which I have yet to see ever work), you probably need to access the Recovery Partition and start over. Vista does njot forgive incompatible installs easily.

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Hi! My friend has a Toshiba laptop that she gave to me to fix. It's running Windows Vista Home Premium x86.

It has a rootkit in the mbr. Now the machine will only boot to SafeMode. If I try to boot normally, I receive BSOD as soon as I see the desktop.

How should I go about removing the rootkit?

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows Vista - Rootkit - BSOD Normal Boot

Welcome aboard Run this tool from Safe Mode...Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:Main Mirror
This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zipped Mirror
This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.
GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.Exit GMER and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.IMPORTANT! If for some reason GMER refuses to run, try again.If it still fails, ... Read more

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I'm running Vista ULtimate on a Compaq Presario C700 (C770TU) and on startup I get a BSOD.

It makes it to the logon screen and about 5-10 seconds after I hit enter I get a STOP message with the following codes:


On booting in safe mode I get flashed by the BSOD and it restarts. In Last Known Good Configuration I get a BSOD, it performs the physical memory dump and stays.

Don't have the installation disk.

A:BSOD on Vista startup, can't boot Safe Mode

Most likely bad memory or a bad hard drive... Or even a bad power supply. There's not much you can do except start replacing parts at this point. Do you have a friend that can help you with this?

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I to have recently been bitten by whatever bug was present at :




My computer is a Dell Inspirion 530 with Vista x64. I had an infection and I use ESET and Spyware Doctor and thought that they were successfully removed until I did a reboot. Upon booting up a get a BSOD that reads: Stop: c0000135 {Unable to Locate Component} This application has failed to start because consrv was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem. If I try to go into repair mode, it starts to load up but then a logon appears with the name "Other User". I've tried every combination of logons that I know of for my computer and not one of them works. I've tried host/user, host\user, user...etc and a logon error keeps returning with "The specified domain does not exist". This computer is not part of a domain.

After doing a google search I stumbled upon a post with the very same issue and I'm hoping that I can get some assistance with removing this to save me from having to do a complete re install of everything. I have isolated this computer so it's not connected to any live connections and have the Vista CD available.
Your help and assistance with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Vista X64 Consrv: BSOD Computer doesn't boot

Hello shft12,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. I'm going to assist you with the issue.For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[... Read more

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Greetings excellent people,

I have a big problem with my computer that once again I must require your assistance to fix.

Every time I power up the computer I receive a blue screen of death with the following message


A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives on hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is proeprly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:***STOP: 0x0000007B (0x80599BB0, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

2 days ago windows update churned in the background for a while. The next day I switched on and received this message. I ran Startup Repair in the system recovery tool. It worked and I thought all was OK.
Today I switched on and I get the same message, but cannot fix it. I have run startup repair several times. Tried Safe mode. Ran chkdsk /r. Ran memory diagnostic tool. Tried restoring for a restore point 2 days ago.

Still I have the same error.

I suspect that Windows Update may be the problem. I had this problem before. I also had a problem with Windows Update not displaying correctly in control panel. I was unable to view o... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Vista won't boot BSOD Error 0x7B

Use your Windows Vista Recovery CD again. When asked to search for problems click No. Go to the command prompt and type in.... then hit enter.

sfc /scannow /offbootdir=x:\ /offwindir=x:\windows
Note X: represents the drive letter that Windows in installed on. Normally it's C:

Easy way to tell which drive letter Windows is installed on is when the Windows RE detects your installation of Windows it show which drive letter that Windows is installed on.

Then reboot when done.

The BOSD can be caused by SATA drivers go to BIOS and make sure your hard drive is set to ATA or AHCI if ATA is enabled change it to AHCI and visa versa.

Also try these BSOD Windows Vista 0x0000007B 0x80599BB0 0xC0000034 0x00000000 - Microsoft Community

Use the Vista recovery cd go to Command Prompt like before and type in..


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Ive just been cleaning out a laptop for a friend, not much to do
and after defragging with Perfect Disk I set a Boot-time defrag , I reboot the PC and when it got to the point its about to run it quickly flashed a BSOD .. couldnt read what was on it but obviously related...

after this happened Vista takes an absolute age to start AND loads programs... even after 3 more reboots... the defrag shows that its healthy APART from Metadata...
ALSO ALL restore points were deleted when it happened

what has caused this and how can I fix it?

I suspect its damaged the page-file and may need rebuilding or defragging??

Im currently defragging it again

A:Solved: Boot-time defrag BSOD then Vista SLOOWW

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First of all, sorry for the lack of diagnostic logs--I'm unable to even load Windows at the moment, so I couldn't follow the instructions. I have an old XP desktop that's suddenly decided to not boot anymore. As of today, normal booting and all types of Safe Mode do not work; after showing the Windows logo, they all stop at the same BSOD, telling me to run CHKDSK and giving me an error code like "0x00000024" (I think). I tried Last Known Good Configuration as well, to the same result. Trying to load Recovery Console also leads to a bluescreen, albeit citing a different error code.

At this moment, I don't have a Windows XP disc (trying to find one, but no guarantees), so I really don't know what else to try. Is there something I can do here? Or might it be some catastrophic hardware damage?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. And please let me know if this is the wrong forum to post this in. Thanks!

A:Windows BSODs every time at boot [moved from Vista/ 7 BSOD]

It'll be helpful if you mention that if there are any files shown along with this 0x00000024 BSOD..

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Hi, first post, woot woot!

I'm getting the BSOD Vista Ult. x64, related to netio.sys, and I can only boot Safe Mode (no network). Not sure how to even debug this stuff. I'm on my WHS, so I've got some internet access obviously. I'm doing a System Restore, going back 2 days, won't have time to see if it works this morning, have to leave.

How can I debug this? Just post my mini dump? How can I read my mini dump myself, I don't know what program to use to read the .dmp file. I would attach it, but the System Restore is running on the bsod computer right now.

Thanks for any help,

A:BSOD Vista Ult. x64, netio.sys, can only boot Safe Mode (no network)

NETIO.sys is a Windows OS driver and it has to do with networking/internet.

My suspicion is your NIC card either with its drivers or the card itself. But this is only a guess at this time. When you are able attach your minidumps at your next post.

How to find your Minidump Files:

My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip. Please do us a favor and don?t Zip each one individually

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Hello,I have a Vaio VGN-FZ485U I purchased 4 years ago and it has received heavy use, notably playing movies/music and WoW. The hdd has been giving me issues recently but each time I was able to access Vaios recovery parition and repair the errors/perform a factory install; this time I cannot. I have Vista 32-bit with SP2 installed, and hadn't installed any new software or drivers recently.Booting normally either a) makes the laptop hang at the load screen before a BSOD about unmountable_boot_volume appears (with automatic restart disabled), or load to a black screen with a white cursor that is moveable. Booting using the safe mode variants and advanced options gives the same result. Attempting to load the Vaio recovery partition only gives the KSOD with the white cursor.I tried booting from the Vista Recovery CD as recommended to fix an unmountable_boot_volume error but I only get as far the KSOD with the white cursor. The CD was burned correctly as I tested it in another computer and it loads properly.Pressing shift or trying to access the task manager during the KSOD doesn't do anything.I checked the BIOS and the hdd is listed as IDE, though there is no option to switch between IDE and SATA anyway.I was able to boot from an Ubuntu LiveCD and access my hard drive following http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/, so wouldn't this mean the hdd is still working if I can still access it?I am ... Read more

A:Vista BSOD Unmountable Boot Volume and KSOD with white cursor

Booting to the Ubuntu live CD does nothing to the hard drive. Sometimes you can still access your files and copy them somewhere else from a hard drive that is going out. It may be that the hard drive is able to be used as a slave, but not capable of booting an operating system.

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Hei!Well, for starters, it all started when i tried to watch one video *.wmv and media played told to get some codec... Yeah! media players sucks and i shouldn'd had download it but its kinda late now.Well, since its bsod it kinda sucks, but i got dualboot and got ubuntu on, so i went through all temps and i think i found the fail that media player downloaded, i uploaded it to virusscan and send it to sandbox, tried some things but failed, still bsod and no ideas where to go on to.I attached the original file i found from temp and sandbox report.So i'm hoping you guys can help me .Thanks.{Mod Edit Ist attacment contained Aleuron,so I deleted the attachment to prevent someone from downloading it.~~boopme}

A:got infected with tdss of somekind and vista wont boot anymore - bsod

Okey, got my vista to boot, things i noticed that had been modified lately etc.



Tho while i did that i didn't had an idea to storage or keep backup of them, looked after now that msonpppr.ddl is somekinda microsoft onenote file but too late to check if it was infected or not, and no idea about that *.tmp file too.

------- but now..

/media/disk/Users/l2pn4p-v/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary Internet Files/Content.IE5/(sub folder)

virus downloaded itself to IE temp and



it modified my sata/raid drivers , think it failed to infect it properly since i'm quite sure they dont make such viruses to annoy users with bsods.

Well now my windows is running and i got backup of that infected iaStor.sys and orig virus *.exe if anyone interested of analyzing it... And i was still wondering if it left some crap on my registry cuz i kinda no idea what it might chanced in there... Would be nice if anyone could check it up and i can make hijack log later and upload it if there is anyone interested.

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My System has an Athlon XP 1.4 GHz Processor, 768 Mb Ram, and 2 IDE harddrives.

I started off with Windows XP Home, which was pre-loaded on the original 40 Gb IDE Hard drive.

Then I installed a second 200 Gb IDE drive, partitioned the drive into 3 partitions, and installed XP PRO into the first one. Dual boot works fine for home and pro operating systems.

Finally I installed Windows Vista Home edition into , which completed with no errors.

Both XP Pro and Home edition operating systems are still working but when windows vista is selected from the multi boot menu the following error messages are displayed and vista will not boot.

File : \windows\system32\winload

Status: 0xC0000001

Info: The Selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

Putting the installation disk (as the instructions say) to do a repair has no effect, and the installation DVD works fine on my other machine.

Could the problem be related to the boot drive (40Gb Drive) being different to to the Vista installation drive (200Gb Drive)?

A:Dual Boot, First XP Home, Then XP Pro, Finally Vista, but no Vista boot.

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Hey all,

I recently updated the nForce sata drivers and installed BIOS updates on my Compaq Presario SR2173WM (Vista/1G Ram). The install and reboots went fine, although soon after the PC froze and i restarted to a BSOD stating the following...

Windows has shut down to prevent any harm to your PC, etc...

Check disk space, drivers, disable Shadowing, use Safe Mode, etc...

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x93F541C4, 0x8B86A898, 0x00000000)

Collecting data for crash dump, Initializing disk, Dumping...

Then the PC restarts and the same thing happens. I have tried booting in Safe Mode, but as soon as it loads "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\CRCDISK.SYS" it BSOD's with the same information.

I have reset BIOS defaults, turned off sata ports 1 at a time and tested, unplugged/replugged hdd, unplugged RAM 1 at a time and tested, ran Windows Memory Diagnostic test successfully, ran CHKDSK successfully, have run other MEM/HDD tests successfully...

I can access the HDD from a Live Boot Linux CD and can boot to my BartPE Live XP CD.

One thing I have not tried is disabling Shadowing because this is not an option in my BIOS, although it does say "Shadowing Enabled" when booting... Is there another way to disable this with my MB/Chipset (nVidia/nForce)?

ANY help on this at all will be greatly appreciated, as I am at the end of my ideas...

Thanks in advance, Chris

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Hey guys,
Thanks ahead of time for the help. I can honestly say I'm dumbfounded with this issue and would rather ask for help then hook up my master HD as a slave and force a reformat which would be my next step.

Anyways, here's the background on the issue.

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ OC'd to 2.75ghz
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe Mobo
BFG Tech Nvidia 7800 GTOC x2 (SLI)
Dual Sata Hd's, both the 3gb/s connection. (750gb main/250gb Backup)
Sound Blaster XFI Fatal1ty sound card
Creative modem blaster v.92 dialup modem ( @ dialup)

A few days ago, not quite sure why, but when I booted the comp the graphics card proceeded to tweak out and basically looked like fuzz upon entering windows. Eventually after hard resetting it a few times it'd boot normal. Today, I was running Nvidia NTune utility to find a stable OC setup for my PCI bus and what not, and it rebooted as normal during the process. Graphics card tweaked again, so I did what I know to do and uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers for my 7800's. Seemingly fixed the problem. Rebooted and resumed the OC process and went to watch TV.

45 Minutes later I come back and my computer is rebooting itself constantly. Upon getting the the xp loading screen, it BSoD's and reboots.

So, I try and boot in safemode to uninstall/reinstall drivers yet again. When I press safemode, it begins loading basic drivers. When it gets to SPTD.sys it pauses, locks up, and reboots (no BSoD)

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A:[SOLVED] BSoD on standard boot, safe mode boot, and xp install disc boot


Well, a friend needed me to fix a design for him emergency status in Illustrator CS3, so I went to work troubleshooting.

All signs point to NTFS.sys being corrupt, etc. Which makes the drive unreadable, hence the reboots.

So, I snagged my dads IDE harddrive from his computer, hooked it up as master in my computer and it still gave me the BSoD. I then unhooked both of my Sata Hd's, and ran ONLY the IDE drive. This IDE drive is fine (i'm on it right now on my dads comp to write this). I try and boot my system off just his harddrive and it STILL gave me the BSoD.

Only difference is the BSoD is staying up now on normal boot so I can give you the error.

Error code is 0x0000007B? I believe.

But yeah, the computer is still unable to boot off a good HD even with the bad ones not hooked up.

Now I'm thinking a memory issue? or Video ram issue? Fried GPU/RAM?

AHHHHHH!!!!! i have no idea what to do. This is ridiculous. meanwhile my friend is screwed on his design for a t-shirt i told him i'd do.

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Actually it's a quad boot but I am sure the principle is the same.

I formatted and reinstalled my main Vista default system and now, although I can access the 2 Win 7 partitions OK, I can't boot into them.

I get a black screen with a lot of writing and...


status 0xC0000428

Windows cannot verify digital signature for this file.

Am using EasyBCD 2.0 and none of it's repair functions have helped.

I vaguely remember this happening a while back with XP/Win 7 dual boot on my netbook and I did something with the Win 7 DVD if I recall correctly....the trouble is I can't remember what.

A:Dual Boot Vista/Win 7 - Can't Boot to Win 7 After Vista Reinstall


You may want to try Command Prompt @ Startup (option 2) and typing FIXMBR generally tends to FIX the Master Boot Record.

Doing this could reduce functionality of your Vista partition but has worked in similar situations in the past

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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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I have looked through loads of other similar problems to mine but can't find an answer.

A couple of hours after a Windows update, I noticed my brand new laptop running very slow for something that should be a speed machine. I scanned it with antivirus, spybot, tuneup utilities, scandisk, and windows malicious removal tool. Nothing showed up!!

After a thorough scan disk effort everything seemed to work very well so I decided to make my acer restore disk just incase anything happened in the future so that i could boot form this dvd and be fine. Like a dumbass though I decided to move to a more comfortable spot which in turn managed to pull the power cable out of the laptop during the burn process. My battery was not in the machine so it killed the computer power. (pretty unbelievable when im reading this back but honestly this is what happened!!!)

Now Vista wont load up... It takes an age to get to username and password if ever, but then when i click to load it just goes to a black screen and nothing will show up. It stays like that for hours.

I just want to scrap everything on the system and start from scratch.

Its an acer computer and im pretty sure there is an option to restore laptop to factory settings but as i can't access windows i cant click on it to do this.

Ive used F8 and out of these options

Repair your computer.....None of the options worked (no restore point on the machine for some reason, and i dont have a restore disk as vista was pre load... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Vista Will Not Load Black Screen - Pre Loaded Vista (No boot dvd/cd came wit

Hmm.. you have quite a problem there :/ you may need to put your laptop back to the original factory settings which i asume you already know how to do if you own the disk thts the only i can reccomend really if the OS isnt startinf back up propaly

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With the help of this forum and the Partition Wizard I have successfully installed Windows 7 64 bit on a separate partition (H) on my hard drive and I now have a dual boot system. The other partition (C:OS) runs Vista 32 bit OS.

The problem I have is that all my programs, files and settings are on the Vista partition. So I would like to remove Vista and merge the two partitions so that Windows 7 has access to my existing data and programs.

I have read a number of threads re merging, etc but I can't find one that specifically refers to my issue.

Thanks for your help.

A:Removing Vista from Dual Boot but retaining progs on Vista partition

Hi Paul, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Your issue is a typical upgrade issue, Internet in general and our forums in particular are full of advice in how to do it. As there's no way you can transfer your installed programs to your new Windows 7 installation, you have exactly two options.

Option 1, finish what you have already started:Copy your personal files from Vista partition to respective folders on Seven partition. You can do it manually or for instance using Windows Easy Transfer. Notice that your installed programs will not work on Seven even if you copy them and their folders to Seven
Delete the Vista partition
Use the free space (old Vista partition) to increase the size of the Seven partition
Re-install all your programs

Option 2, start from beginning:Do an in-place upgrade install, installing Seven on top of your Vista instead of clean install to another partition as you have done now. This option keeps all your installed programs and files exactly where there are now, no need to re-install them


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Managed to install XP Pro OK as per guidelines and it boots OK either to Vista or XP. Sound OK in Vista, however, when in XP I have no sound. I'm at a loss as to what I need to do to get sound going in XP, so if anyone here can help would appreciate it very much.

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We got a new Dell machine with the Vista preinstalled. Employee wanted Ubuntu (how do ya blame him?) so he resized partitions and installed Ubuntu, but now Vista won't boot.

What can we do to get Vista to be happy again?

This howto:
"DO NOT resize the Vista partition during the installation of the Linux distribution! Due to the change in NTFS versions, no Linux partitioning program, nor standard Windows partitioning programs, can properly alter the partition that Vista is installed to."
But we're too late for that...

A:Dell with Vista, resized NTFS partition for Ubuntu, now cannot boot Vista

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I would like to........wait for it..........

'Install XP on a separate disk to preinstalled Vista for dual boot - with no Vista DVD'

There, I think that says it all. I bought the HP Pavillion dv9000 with Vista preinstalled - no installation CD or anything, just a partition for emergency recovery. Now, I do a lot of music technology and there are so many hardware/software issues regarding audio that I would like to have a seperate XP os to boot into for this purpose.

The question is: can this be done without a Vista installation disc? After all, why would I have the disc when it is preinstalled? And no, I dont want to have to download it from a cheap torrent site.

-I have the second HD for XP
-I have my old XP installation disc and registration
-I can disable SATA from the BIOS
-I can get the XP drivers for the laptop (it used to ship with XP, if I am correct)

Please help, I seem to be spending most of my life trying to configure the damn thing than being productive.

A:Install XP on separate disk to preinstalled Vista for dual boot - no vista dvd

My HP Pavilion that came with Vista, didn't do what my XP did nicely, although with much better hardware. I'm an artist/photographer, now, so mostly use Photoshop and Painter,
and preferred XP, which worked nicer with my color management. Here's what I did, and
hope this helps anyone else after all the web searching I did and found this entry. Decided to register to post a reply, thinking better late than never.

With the decline in HDD prices, I got a Western Digital 500GB disk to put XP on to dual boot with the existing 500GB Vista. Don't plan on using the WD data Lifeguard software, but you won't need it. The new drive had only the flat SATA for power connection, but the Hitachi it came with had Molex, also for power. Since the PC had only 1 SATA power plug, daisy chained with 2 other molex, I switched them and have both discs together (or you can buy an adapter). You may also need to supply an SATA cable as mine came with none, but WD can tell you from your order number. Now with 2 disks, I booted Vista and using the Disk Management screen (control panel>administrative tools>compuer management>disk management) you can find your blank disk and format it by right clicking on it. Easy enough.

Now boot the XP install CD. This was easy with my BIOS, ESC, for boot device choice.
But first, to avoid SATA problems using F10 for SETUP, use the advanced tab and change
the SATA property to IDE. LOTS easier than F6 later, and finding the right dr... Read more

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I have two drives (C and D) with Vista on one and Win 7 on the other (not sure if they're actual drives or partitions of a single drive, how do I tell?). I am dual booting and never use Vista. Starting to need the disk space and want to delete Vista. Is this difficult in this scenario?

A:Remove Vista from Vista / Win7 Dual Boot - Separate Drives

No, shouldn't be difficult.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management so we can see your setup.

Get to disk management by typing those 2 words into the start button search box.

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I have a Dell XPS 730x with 4 internal harddrives (2 are WD Raptor drives). I'm currently running Vista Home Premium x64 that came with the system on 1 Raptor and want to try Vista Ultimate x64 on the other Raptor. My questions are:

1. Can I do this as long as I can select which drive to boot from without problems with the MBR?

2. If it's not as simple as selecting the boot drive, what software do you recommend to edit the BCD? I know of 2, Easybcd and VistaBootPro.

Thanks in advance for any input,

A:Dual Boot Vista Home Premium and Vista Ultimate?

this does work to dual boot vista, just install ultimate on a second hard drive to be safe

The installation options

You can approach the dual-boot installation operation in one of two ways -- by cold booting from the Windows Vista DVD or by inserting the Windows Vista DVD while Windows XP is running. As you can imagine, you'll encounter slightly different introductory screens depending on which approach you use, but once you get stared the operation is essentially the same.
While both methods will produce the same result, I prefer the cold booting from the DVD method. The main reason is that you don't have to worry about any interference from antivirus/antispyware/firewall software on your existing Windows XP installation.
Performing the installation

Once you have your second partition or second hard disk operational, just insert your Windows Vista DVD, restart the system, and boot from the DVD. Once the system boots from the DVD, Windows Vista?s Setup will begin loading and will display the screen shown in Figure A.
Figure A:
Windows Vista?s Setup will take a few moments to load files before the installation actually commences. In a few moments, you?ll see the screen that prompts you to choose the regional and language options, as shown in Figure B. As you can see, the default settings are for U.S. and English and if that?s you, you can just click Next to move on.
Figure B:
The default settings on the regional and language screen are for the U.S. a... Read more

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Hey guys, I've been looking through the forum and found some similar posts, but wanted to make sure that I understand everything before actually proceeding. I have a HP HDX 16t which came with Vista Home Premium 64 bit. I used the Windows 7 Upgrade Disk to do a clean install of Win7 on a new partition (I only have one hard drive). I would now like to remove Vista completely. I am attaching a pic of what my Disk Management shows. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Removing Vista from Dual-Boot System Vista + Windows 7

This great new tutorial from Barefootkid will show you with pictures exactly how to accomplish this using the best partitioning tool for Win7: Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Use Option One in the tutorial and substitute your Vista partition for the 100mb boot partition he refers to there.

Read the Note as once you delete Vista partition then Resize Win7 into its disk space and mark Win7 active, you'll need to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to write the System MBR to Win7 and start it up.

Back up your files and a system image externally as Resizing operations can fail although we have not had one fail in a couple hundred of these operations we have helped with here.

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Just a simple Google gives me hundreds of threads on dual booting Vista and XP, or XP and 98, but I have found none on dual booting Vista and Windows 98SE.

I am currently using a drive with an OS and a Data partition, with Vista as the only OS. I have found that it is a PAIN to run older kid's games in Vista. Many don't work, and many require admin rights to run.

So..I would really like to create a third partition (or use a separate drive) to install Windows 98, and dual boot between Vista and 98. I have the tools to do partitionwork (BootItNG and Partition Magic), but I'd prefer not use these for controlling the dual boot.

Is there a way to install Windows 98 on a third partition or separate drive, next to my existing Vista install, and then use Vista's boot loader to dual boot?

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My Dell computer is frozen and won't go past the splash screen. Pushing the function buttons for setup or the boot menu doesn't work so I can't change any settings or configurations. The computer also will not read the CD Rom drive so I can re-install the OS. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this? Thanks.

A:Vista doesn't boot past splash screen and can't access boot or set menus

Welcome, this definitely looks as if you have a hardware issue. Try this. See if by any chance you can do this : HD Diagnostic and this : Memory Diagnostics
Both of these are a bootable diagnostic check. Post back results please .

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Good evening, one and all. I will try to include as much relevant info as possible:

trying to fix a toshiba satellite a135 for a friend. has vista (version unknown), and i have no idea if it has any SP, as I have yet to be able to get it to boot in anyway to a desktop. have not been able to get it to boot past the loading animation/copyright splash (goes to a blank screen instead of the desktop). safe mode /w networking was failing on a .sys entitled AVGIDSEH.sys. google got me to here: http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19703_102-508463/avg-update-today-comp-won-t-boot/. I made the USB version of the Rescue CD and changed all AVG*.sys to .bak as directed. thinking there was 6-7 files renamed in the specified file path. tried to reboot, still no advancement. did safe mode w/networking again and it now locks up at crcdisk.sys. at this point, i popped in a hiren's disc and got it to run Startup Repair since I don't have any kind of Vista disk laying around. I initiated the attempt about 2.5 hours ago and it doesnt look like its doing anything. i see no hdd activity lights and the progress bar looks like more of a sliding progression bar than one that is actually moving forward in progress.

really, really trying not to reformat. (she needs this due to academic papers she doesnt have backed up anywhere else, plus the standard media (music/pictures/etc)

also, when do I throw in the towel and attempt to cancel Startup Repair. I see a number of topics on the internet where SR s... Read more

A:Vista cannot boot, locks up on crcdisk.sys in safe mode boot attempt

ok sitrep: went to bed, woke up, Startup Repair is still running. Tried to cancel it, got a notification of "The current repair option cannot be cancelled". Does this mean its actually doing something or am I just wasting my time letting this run?

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Hi all,

I have a dual boot vista/kbuntu system. I was using windows and was running low of space on my c drive so I thought to compress it.

Upon completion I re-booted my system to only be made aware og the error message that my Windows Boot Files were compressed and so windows could not be booted.

I have some questions relating to this issue for which any knowledgeable input would be greatly appreciated.

1. Why has Microsoft imposed no safety mechanism or warning upon compressing the c drive if this is the result of the action?

2. Why can compressed boot files be booted? This may be a stupid question but I would like to understand.

3. I have been reading on the web for possible solutions to this problem. The most common seems to be to insert the original OS vista cd, boot from it and click repair. I have my vista system set up perfect in terms of programs and data. Will the repair operation preserve this state?

4.Using the CD method above is there any means to uncompress only the boot files and not the whole of the c drive so I can still achieve my original goal of space savings?

5. My system is dual boot. I can stilll load Kbuntu and access my NTFS c drive on the kbuntu desktop. I can even see the specific windows boot files folder. I am new to linux but tried to adopt a windows seasoned approach of right clicking the boot files folder and going into properties and looking for uncompress option there. Suprise suprise no such option there. But since my system... Read more

A:Uncompressing Windows Boot Files in Vista and Kbuntu Dual Boot

It would be useful to know the exact mechanism you used to enact the compression, the extent of what you compressed, as well as the actual error message you now see when trying to boot into Windows.

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I'm just wondering what the cause may be for this.

The vista Disc does not find any problems with startup. However, I am dual booting with ubuntu, (which still boots up and runs fine), and as I said earlier, so does safe mode.

I was just interested if anyone had any suggestions on where to focus on looking at.

The reason for the crash was, I did have a bunch of spyware bombard computer (my fault), but scans have come up negative. I was debating on putting this up as it might make people automatically throw this post in the malware forum. if it really is the malware issue, I will definitely deal with that later but for now, I want to try to focus on what could be causing vista to I put the above in so that if in case that was the root cause I would not have upset anybody.
Windows version: Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700, 2GB, 8800GT


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If anyone out there can please offer some guidance it would be appreciated & I will take you to dinner if your in the tri-state area!

My Dad passed... When he did he was having problems booting up his computer wich is dual boot (xp/vista32) on one drive ide I believe haven't taken a close look at that drive, plus four other sata drives set in a raid array If I recall this is a raid 10 setup??? Anyway windows downloaded an update for his graphics card. since then the compute goes through the initial boot, identifies all hardwae and then stops at a prompt, it does not go to the windows boot menu nor does any windows flash graphic come up. Instead it hangs at a dead cursor where nothing can be typed in. His graphics card is an asus card with an ati chipset and dual monitors installed. All I want to get at is documents and pictures. To add another twist, the 4 Sata drives are partioned into at minimum 15 virtual drives. He was a Dr. and had things scattered all over for legal, personal, trading, patient, insurance, ect... Hence the number of vitual drives.

The big question is, can I run a vista rescue disk or recovery disc to boot it into windows? Or am I going to lose the XP info or all for that matter?

HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.... I do fairly well with computers and have building/repairing my own since college (1989..am I that old?). My dad was a fanatic with them so he buuilt a new one every year I got out of and when it's too slow I move... Read more

A:Help with XP & Vista 32-bit dual boot: 5 drives, 4 sata raid array 1 boot

PLease somebody must be abele to offer some assistance

I am a believer that somebody has come across this if anyone has guidance please help!

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After 2 wipe and re-installs vista still will not boot to normal mode. I just am so lost on what the problem could be, any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:After 2 Clean re-installs vista still won boot to normal mode but will boot to safe M

at what point exactly does the pc fail to boot? loading bars? does it bluescreen? reboot? we need much more info to help

there is a way to turn off the loading bars so we can see whats going on behind if thats the case , then you can let us know exactly whats written on screen when it [email protected] out this may help us determine which driver is loading and causing the crash

click start / all programs / then acessories and select run

type msconfig and hit return

click the BOOT tab

check the "os boot information" box

check "make all boot setting permanant" hit apply then ok

obviously you can do this in safe mode

then boot into windows and watch , take a pic if you have too

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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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Hello Everyone.

I'm a newbie and like pistas, as you can deduce from my screen name. .

Alright, seriously, i have a bizarre situation with my laptop it may be a world first!!!. Details as follows:

OS: Vista Home Edition 32 bit. with latest Service packs installed. System runs fine except two major issues of late.

Laptop (the one this query concerns):Acer Aspire 3682.

1) Problem (Multi faceted): The vista boot loader loads on start up with 'Edit Boot Options' menu when the keyboard is connected to the motherboard. However, when i unplug it (the keyboard) from the motherboard the 'Edit Boot Options Menu' automatically does NOT appear and the OS loads just fine. I do not want this edit boot options to appear as it is a nuisance.

Note: i have read numerous 'tutorials' about how to 'disable' the windows boot manager on this site and elsewhere and i'm also a geek professionally(attempted suggested solution eg tweak BCDEDIT, Start Up Recovery, no change). I can 'normally' figure solutions to most techie things quite easily. Except this one it seems. Replacing the keyboard is a possible solution, any other suggestions?

Secondly: The keyboard's Del key and Home key as well as 'RIGHT SHIFT+2' to give " (quotation marks) do NOT work. All other keys and functions work just fine. All keys on keyboard are intact like new (eg no dirt underneath the button). All worked fine before a re-install was necessary due to Disk Management issue, but bizzarely it has now stopped w... Read more

A:Vista: Boot Loader, Edit Boot Options and Keyboard, bizarre situation, world first?

Of all your problems, I think all I know how to help with will be your monitor issue. I suspect it's probably a physical problem with the pixels, (as in it's broken somehow) and there's not much you can do about it short of buying a new screen for it. But to be sure, try to take a screenshot using the Snipping Tool (type that in the Search bar in the start menu) and see if the ring appears in the picture. If it does, then there may be a software issue, although I doubt that would be a virus if that's all it's causing. If the ring doesn't show up in the pic, then it's probably just your monitor that's mess up and you need a new one.

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