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Q: unable to boot

i used someone's pc to browse at the work place, it went of when i was in the process and will not boot again and this message repeatedly display three times on the screen:media test failure, check cable.

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Preferred Solution: unable to boot

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A: unable to boot

Ask the owner if it has happened before. Don't worry about being blamed. It's probably related to their CMOS settup.

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Win 7x64
Acer-5251
Everything seems to be working fine, but as the title suggests, when i tap F8 the Advanced boot options DO appear, but when i engage "Repair Windows" it just goes into a normal boot. Ive tried booting from my installation CD that i've purchased from Acer, but does nothing. And Yes My CD Drive is working, as well having this set as top priority in BIOS and CD is in good condition.

In addition to this, ive tried using the "Advanced Recovery options" from within Windows itself but when i go to click restart computer, i get an error message, with red-x, stating windows is unable to restart.

Additional info that may be relevant, is that a few months ago, i had a friend work on my computer, because windows wouldnt boot at all. When My laptop was returned to me, everything was fresh, but there was missing programs etc...He said, he had to format the hard drive to get it up and running again.

Anyway i appreciate any help as to what i should i do next, or answer any questions you may have-Thank-you!

A:Unable to access System Recovery in Boot Menu, and unable to boot disk

Quote:
He said, he had to format the hard drive to get it up and running again.


What type of Windows DVD was used?

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Hi,
Question Re: XPS 8700 with Windows 8.1.  if computer is no longer able to boot into Windows.
And Restore is not able to correct issue. 
And Refresh is unable to correct issue.
But Dell Backup and Recovery indicates no issues were found and now asks to Reinstall Operating System.
is Installation Restore/Original Image Media required to complete the Reinstallation usind Dell Backup and Recovery?
Alternatively if the Reset My PC option is used is Installation media required?
Thanks.

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When I try to start my laptop the 'Acer' logo flashes with 'press f2 to enter setup, f12 to change boot device, then to a black screen with a flashing cursor but unable to type, then screen turns off and it just repeats over and over. I'm unable to start in safe mode. I don't have the original Windows disc and no access to another computer, at this stage. I have a wireless keyboard and when I plug in the dongle am able to use it. 
 
If I press f2 then I'm able to access 'Phoenix Securecore Tiano Setup' with tabs for Information, Main, Security, Boot and Exit.
 
Before the laptop refused to start it was having an error about not being able to write to drive. I ran two programs, one anti malware and the other I think was Glary. I was able to start both in normal and safe mode at this stage.
 
Anyone have any ideas how to fix this? Dumbed down advice would be great! 
 
Acer Aspire 4752
Windows 7
Intel Core i3-2350m cpu @ 2.30ghz
 

A:Windows 7 Acer laptop unable to boot, unable to use safemode

It sounds like your HDD is broken.
 
Sorry, it really sounds that way.
 
Ultimate Boot CD has a range of tools that will help you confirm this. (look in the HDD Diagnosis section on the list)
 
Burn the disk and boot it, run the tool you choose...

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Hi,
This morning I went to use my laptop and it is no longer booting.  The power will come on and the power button lights up, the keyboard lights up.  If I let it sit it will stop running after around 30 seconds to 1 minute.
If I click the power button after it started, I can hear the fans spin up then the system shut down.  I have ran the LCD test and it works.  Their is no boot screen at all or dell screen.
I updated the bios last week and I had run it since.  I also took the whole thing apart today to remove the bios battery for 1 minute and put it back together but it still does not run.
Is their a way to diagnose motherboard issues?  why would it not boot or is their more steps to look at?Thank you

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Hi.

I accidently installed grub onto the seven boot partition. I can't boot into seven. It loads the ubuntu select os screen, I select WIndows 7 (Loader), and it justs goes back to the ubuntu select os.

Please can someone help?

I still have windows 7 installed, and I have full access to ubuntu.

A:Accidently installed grub onto windows 7 boot partiton. Unable to boot

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

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Hello there,

I have a problem. I have a dual boot computer with Xp on C: and Win2k3 on D:

As my XP is behaving very weird lately, I intend to reinstall my C: again with XP again. But if I do so, my Win2K3 on D: will fail to start. I have done this experiment on a spare machine.

Does anyone know how I can reinstall XP on my C: and yet make sure that my Win2K3 still works well on my D: ?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

A:Win2K3 unable to boot after installing WinXP as a dual boot

Yes. You need to restore the boot environment that was installed with Windows 2003 server. Its more up to date than the one that was installed with XP, and is capable of booting both, whereas the older XP one you now have can only boot XP and not 2003.

I believe you will be able to get round this:

Install XP.

Backup your boot.ini file.

Boot from your Windows 2003 CD and begin an installation.

After the text based stage, where the files are copied to the hard drive, STOP THE INSTALLATION BEFORE THE GRAPHICAL STAGE, AND DON'T FORMAT!!!! You can do this by booting from the Windows 2003 CD instead of the HDD.

Then, boot from the Windows 2003 CD into recovery console, and rename your old boot.ini file as the new one.

Basically, you are wanting the Windows 2003 installation program to write its boot environment to the HDD again, but not to reinstall the OS.

You get around this in future by installing OSes in the order they were released, from the oldest to the newest, so that the following would be installed in this order:

Windows 95
Windiws 98
Windows NT 4
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows 2003


I hope this helps. Sorry if this is a little vague but its early in the morning. Post back if you still have questions, but I've encountered this problem many times and that was how I fixed it. I don't recall fixboot or fixmbr from the recovery console helping.
 

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After deleting the partition on which Ubuntu was installed and enlarging the windows partition to fill the old space at the same time( stupid I know), I am unable to boot to Windows 7. All I see is a command line message that says Unknown File System and on the next line says Grub Rescue> with the option to input commands. After looking at this forum and Ubuntu forums I'm still unable to resolve the issue. I would like to be able to boot into windows 7.

A:Unable to boot Windows 7 after unistalling Ubuntu Dual boot

You'll have to restore your Master Boot Record. See this tutorial:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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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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Hello,

I own a HP Pavilion Tablet with Vista Business. I haven't noticed it until just recently that the CD-ROM drive disappeared off device manager. In an attempt to remedy the problem (hoping it was a software problem), I do what I usually do: rstrui. When recent restore dates didn't work, I turned the clock back the oldest state I had, which was back in late September. Next thing I knew, it wouldn't boot properly. It would pass the initial stage but would eventually end up on a blank screen. However, the cursor is visible (and movable). I can't progress through this point. BIOs is unreachable and it cannot boot from CD. I am unsure as to how to proceed from here. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
 

A:Unable to Boot; Unable to detect CD

First and foremost, read your manual as to how to do a system recovery. There will be a key or key combo to hit when powering up like F11 or whatever. This starts the system recovery.

Note many of these will overwrite ALL data on the drive. If there is info you need ie work files, data files, etc; I would pull the drive and slave it to a working system. Copy whatever data you need. Reinstall the drive and do the recovery.
 

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The problem about which I'm posting is with a Gateway 820gm XP Media Center 2005 PC. Some background information on the state of this PC before the incident:The system's main hard drive died last week (no mystery, I dropped the friggin' thing), so I recently put in a new HD and reinstalled the operating system. After many hours downloading all of the Windows Service Packs and other updates (the most recent of which was the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack), the PC was finally back up and running, and was doing so quite smoothly.I typically leave my PC on overnight and use an alarm clock program to wake myself up. When I awoke to my cell phone alarm instead, I noticed the usual signs of a power outage. (12:00 blink on microwave, stereo, etc.) Naturally, I switched on my computer. Then...The computer began to boot as normal and prompted me for the boot password, which it took as expected. It then continued to the usual Windows splash screen that precedes the Welcome Screen or the Desktop (depending on user settings). However, after the Windows splash screen, my monitors remained blank. After several minutes and, wondering if this was just a display failure, I began to take actions that would normally result in sound output (activating Windows Media Center, keying Shift 5 times for the StickyKeys beep, etc.) No result. I tested the "sleep" button on my keyboard which also yielded no result. I then did a hard reboot. Once more, I entered the boot pa... Read more

A:Unable to boot/incomplete boot after power outage

Only a question do you run a battery backup or just a power strip? It is possible that you got hit with a mild surge, only a guess!

Phil

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hey guys,

i m having a hardware error,on my windows vista...recently due to battery problem.. i had to do alot of restarts during the windows was being loaded.... and after one point it stopped ... so what happens is the bar keeps on comming and .... after one point is kinda freezes.. and if i try to go via safe mode... it stops after one particular file...hangs
on trying to reinstall... it hangs ..when it says press any key to install from this disk"...

so i believe my hardisk might have been corupted..and also.. ido hear strange noises from hardisk at startup....(screeching noise.. 3 to 4 times )... otherwise... when i put the other hardisk...my computer is fine

for information: it is vista genuine. with 4 gb ram and 100gb hardisk.... intel centrino.

also i dont get any kind of error.that i can tell you about!!
 

A:hardware error!unable to start,boot, or do anything on boot up

Sounds like the Hard drive is having problems....you should not hear that type of noise from the Hard drive.
 

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So I recently got some laptop parts to upgrade my laptop with from my friend who had the same model. Everything was working until I switched the harddrive (Big mistake). I thought since the model of laptops was the same, it could just be swapped in, but I was wrong and now I can't completely bootup my laptop with either drives. (I'm currently trying my fixes on my original drive)

On a restart after it downloaded some drivers, the device scanned the harddrive for consistency which deleted a few things. Since then it is mostly unable to boot (there have been a few times that it booted up but they are few and eventually they shut itself back down) and throws me in a bootloop even after I switched the original harddrive back in. I can boot it up successfully into safemode and use my windows recovery disc to boot up my laptop but neither of those are permanent fixes.

I've tried using the built in startup repair multiple times but it says it is unable to fix the problem. Looking at the logs of the scan, it says the root of the problem is a corrupt system volume disk.

I've also tried using system restore to earlier time but no luck. I've tried last known good configuration but didn't work.

I've tried performing a chkdsk function which was not able to fix the problem.

I've tried using bootrec. one of the functions showed that I had 0 windows installed. looking up and following the /rebuildbcd function from the microsoft site I fixed that problem so that it shows ... Read more

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Hey all.
This is probably the biggest problem i've encountered with windows ever and i actually suspect its my hardware but not sure how to prove it and what step to take next if it is.

I have w7 installed on a SSD 64gig (C ) and most of my apps/games etc on a standard 1tb HDD (E )

The problem:
-as of yesterday, on starting the computer, windows 7 fails to boot, it goes to the w7 splash screen for about 15secs and then the monitor flickers off and the system restarts. W7 then gives the option to start normally or in repair mode.
-I've gone through repair mode now and tried both the startup repair (9 times, it finds no specific problem),
-the system restore, which lists 3 possible restore points (each one says success but then the same loop as above occurrs anyway)
-Ive also tried the bootrec commands via the command prompt available in system recovery.
-When i try to boot in with safe mode it goes black with a cursor and stops there
-when i try to boot via the dvd, it loads the windows background and cursor and stops there.
-In safe mode via the dvd it loads black screen and the 'safe mode' text in each corner and white cursor and stops there.

so at the moment i can't actually even do a repair or even clean reinstall via the disc which is pretty disturbing.
I've also tried chckdsk and used chkdsk /fix. this did report problems on the C drive and the /f run did say it corrected things on the ssd but still i am unable to load or boot via safe/system recover or ev... Read more

A:Win7 boot failure, DVD unable to reinstall/boot

Welcome!

All these symptoms point to a hardware issue to me as well. In particular, the part about the monitor flickering off draws my attention, because I wonder if it is a video card problem.

Do you have another graphics card you can use? If you are using a real video card, use the onboard graphics to test with if you have them.

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Dear All,

My computer has been infected with a Boot.TidServ.B virus.

Norton Recovery Tool has detected it, but can't fix it. Is Norton Power Eraser likely to be able to kill this kind of virus? What other options are available? NB the computer can't boot up, including in Safe Mode, so any solution would have to be run from CD/DVD ROM.

I've done a bit of research and come across an application called "TDSSkiller" from Kaspersky - is this likely to work? Note that, again, it would have to be run-able from CDROM.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Boot.TidServ.B virus on computer, unable to boot

dantilley & MarrzlHello and to the BC forums.Please sit tight and be patient.I have requested that an experienced helper who specialises in un-bootable computers respond to your topic.Thank you.

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When I start the machine (XP Pro), it wonít boot in any mode. Going via F2 I can get to boot from CD but I donít have an XP recovery CD for the machine as it was an OEM with pre-installed XP (Tried a friendís XP Pro Recovery disc but it just gets me to Unmountable Boot Volume)

Have run Ubuntu (which works) and have recovered my files but would like to recover the XP OS if possible. Is there any way I can use Ubuntu to recover (as the HDD is obviously ok). Sorry havenít got any info re the machine apart from its a Toshiba U400.

Any thoughts would be really appreciated
 

A:Solved: Unable to boot XP - Unmountable Boot Volume

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Hi there!
My samsung laptop is unable to boot and it is showing an error 0xc0000001 ( you will need to use the recovery tools on your installation media). I don't have any recovery tool and I am unable to boot in any mode. I have also tried to install a new OS but no external media is working. Please help me.
 

A:Inaccesible boot device, Unable to boot in any mode.

welcome to the forum

first to unplug usbs, battery and power if plugged in. press the start button and hold for 30 secs. replace power, battery and reboot.
 

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Having problem with son's HP desktop.  When it boots, press the Esc key, get a boot menu. But ... unable to select ANY of the items.  Keyboard is not recognized when in this menu. Tried several different keyboards -- same symptoms on all. Also, despite having the CD/DVD device first in the boot order, when have bootable CD or DVD in the drive, see the text come up to press a key to boot from that device, but it does not boot from the disk, instead it puts up a message about booting from the system -- and once again, the keyboard(s) appear to be nonfunctional at this point. Product number: XX094AV Looked on the HP site to see if there is a BIOS update, but there is no BIOS listed. Could use some help on this. thanks

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Hi,

In my hard-disk i have total 4 partition ©:windows, (D):data, (E):HP Recovery Manager and (F):Windows 7. Therefore Initial Stage where Windows Boot Manager loads i use to get two option whether want to load from windows 7 or Windows vista.

But some few days back my pc were infected with trojon, etc. Then i used HP Recovery Manager to restore my PC to default factory settings. After re-installing Windows Vista from the Recovery manager, I reconize that i am unable to boot to my Windows 7. I think Boot Manager has been disturbed. If i place Windows 7 DVD then windows files load and then hangs for few mins and then message displays that
"Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.
If you continue to receive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer.
Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred."

I dint Attach any removable storage to my pc.

I have tried EasyBCD 2.1, but installation stops in middle and program exits without installing it.

Therefore how to boot from Windows 7 and fix the Boot Manager, where i can load in both the windows version.

So can anyone help with it as soon as possible, bec... Read more

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Hello all,

First-of-all, thank you for reading this thread...any help you can offer is greatly appreciated.

I have a Dell Dimension 8400 (circa 2006?). Not used very often. New 1 TB hdd placed approximately 1 year ago. Since it was still running slow (about 6 months ago) with occasional BSOD, took it in to local "tech guy" who added some RAM, "cleaned things up", and replaced XP Home with XP Pro....

Since then, it has been working OK (minor problems not worth mentioning here)...only used for Quicken, Rhapsody, and very light internet surfing...NO questionable websites...have ZoneAlarm firewall and AVAST antivirus...

PROBLEM showed up last night...BSOD...on rebooting, following message comes up...
The instruction at "0x77c47e9f" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read".

Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program
Regardless of which option I choose, the computer offers the same message again once or twice. After 8 to 10 minutes, my normal desktop appears. Unfortunately, there is no START or Taskbar. Whether I do anything or not, after 2 to 3 minutes, I get the following message...
System is shutting down...initiated by NT.AUTHORITY\SYSTEM

Windows must now restart because the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service terminated unexpectedly.
ATTEMPTED SOLUTIONS:
I read that I should do the following ....reboot and press F8...I was given alternative reboot options...c... Read more

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Problem
My hard drive will not boot without using a bootable CD to reference the Windows partition.

Symptom
When I power on my computer, the BIOS POST displays, then a black screen with a blinking cursor (_) in the top left appears. Nothing happens after this, no error messages or anything.

Current Workaround
I can place Hiren's BootCD (Hiren's BootCD 15.1 - All in one Bootable CD ? www.hiren.info) into the drive, and allow the computer to boot to this CD. Once it is booted, I can scroll down to the menu option "Boot from Disc 0, Partition 2", and the Windows 7 install on my C:\ drive will boot like it should.

BackgroundThe drive originally shipped with Partition 1 as a 10gb recovery/restore partition, and Partition 2 is where Windows 7 was installed.
At some point, the recovery partition had data on it accidently deleted, rendering it useless.
Ubuntu was installed as dual-boot with Windows 7. This shrunk partition 2 (Windows 7), and added partition 3 (200gb) and partition 4 (50gb) for Ubuntu. It then booted to a GRUB bootloader which had Windows 7 as the last option on the list.
Uninstallation of Ubuntu. I used the methods shown at this link: The Non-Geek?s Guide To Safely Uninstall Ubuntu From A Dual-Booting MachinePartitions 1, 3, and 4 were deleted using EASUS Partition Manager in Windows.
Partition 2 (Windows 7) was moved to the beginning of the hard drive and enlarged to use the entire disc using Disk Management utility.
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A:MBR/BCD Missing/Invalid Unable to boot without Boot CD

Hi Foxnet.
Welcome to sevenforums
Can you provide us your screenshot of your listed partition on disk management
just like mine
Kevin

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When i boot up my computer it doesnt reach the user login screen before it loads of startup repair. It looks for a fix but it doesnt find one. In the diagnosis the only error it shows is 'Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt'. I have booted kaspersky repair disk and run a full scan which found no viruses or malware etc. From the startup repair window i have tried a system restore which had the same problem when attempting to boot. I can only access the system recovery options screen.

I am running windows 7 32bit, and i dont have a windows 7 disk but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7.

I would be grateful for any help to resolve this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to boot into Windows 7: Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt

but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7
so burn the win7 iso to dvd and see if you can boot to it and run the repair

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Hi,

About 3 days ago I reinstalled Windows 7 and though I would XP on this same HDD rather than my seperate one the installed Linux Mint. So I installed it in this order - Windows 7, XP and Linux Mint

Rather than using the Linux boot menu because it showed me Windows 7 twice rather than Windows 7 and XP So I used EasyBCD in Windows XP and added XP to find the drive its self and linux as well. Linux and windows 7 I can boot ok but when I choose the option for XP it just goes to a black screen no windows loading screen or anyhing just a black screen.

Does any have ides with this for me?
Thanks.
 

A:Triple boot unable to boot XP

My first view of this is that you failed to check the box in EasyBCD
Run EasyBCD.
NOTE: This is required to repair the Windows 7 boot file and add XP to the Windows Boot Manager list.

9. On the left side of EasyBCD, click on the Add New Entry button. (See screenshot below)A) In the top section under Operating Systems, click on the Windows tab. (See screenshot below)
​B) To the right of Type, select Windows NT/2k/XP/2k3 from the drop down menu. (See screenshot below)
WARNING: Be sure to leave the Automatically detect correct drive box checked.

C) To the right of Name, you can leave the default Microsoft Windows XP as the name to be displayed in the Windows Boot Manager, or you can type whatever name you would like to have instead. (See screenshot below)
​D) Click on the Add Entry button. (See screenshot below)

​10. On the left side of EasyBCD, click on the Bootloader Setup button, select (dot) the Install the Windows Vista/7 bootloader to the MBR option, and click on the Write MBR button. (See screenshot below)
​11. Close EasyBCD.
 

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Hi,
I had this system which was working for a year, till now i had problem unable to make the monitor working.
It is a similar problem with this thread a year back,

techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-106632-Monitor-Fails-to-Boot.html

Basically, my cpu is able to boot into windows, ( by hearing the sounds and so on ),
however my monitor is in sleep mode.
I cant access anything right from dos since i cant see anything.

I had tried replace VGA cable and monitor, but it didnt work.
below is the spec of my computer.

19" samsung monitor
Winfast PX 7600 GT (used a DVI > VGA convertor )
AMD dual-core 64x2 3800+
ASUS board, forgot wad is the model. ( No integrated graphic port )
2 gig ram

Thanks
Alan
 

A:Unable to boot monitor at boot up

The video card may be bad. Swap it out with another to test
 

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Hi,

I have a problem booting my pc.
It has been workign fine an I turned it off one night and now it won't boot, it won't even get power.

I have a Jetway V2DP motherboard with an AMD Athlon XP 2.0ghz cpu.
my RAM is 1GB (2x512MB) PC2100 266MHZ DDR CL2.5v ECC alongside a GForce FX 5500 graphics card.
sound card is onborad and mouse is USB. Keyboard is still PS2, and internet is connected through a home networking LAN which is connected via a BT Voyager 205 ADSL router.

I don't know what version of BIOS it is runnning and now have no way of finding out as the system won't even start.
I have a 400w ATX Mercury power supply with a "power" switch on the back.
When i turn the PC off, I always switch this off as it sounds like a TV onstandby otherwise.

When I came to turn this on again, I heard a 2 tone siren (like a police siren).
The PC does nothng else, just plays this siren.
When I turn the ATX "power" switch off, it stops (I'm assuming that it cuts the power.)

In summary, it seems to me that if there is power, then the siren sounds, and I can only stop it by turning the power off!
It won't even let me turn the PC on to try and boot.

Please help as it was working fine beforehand and I'm banging my head harder each day.

thanks in advance,

Af
 

A:Unable to boot - Please help!

try another power supply, it sounds like the one you have is bad. PSU's should not be making noises when the computer is off.
 

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had a trojan that was "in the adaware vault" - couldnt figure out how to get rid of it - have windows xp - one day, pc turned itself off and now when i turn it on, it comes on for maybe 2 seconds and then shuts itself off. Should i try booting it from the winxp cd?
 

A:unable to boot

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Hi,
I have an ACER 5536 Laptop which had Windows 7 Home Premium installed. I suffered a complete crash due to a virus and as a consequence, I had to reformat my C: Drive.
Some time before the crash, using the facility provided in Windows 7, I made a complete Image of my C: drive on an external hard drive and also burned a Bootable 'rescue' CD.
The problem I now have, is that I am unable to boot the Laptop from the CD.
After powering up, the CD drive appears to 'search' but after a few seconds just spins down and then nothing happens.

Before the crash, the laptop was configured to boot from the CD drive - I always configure my PCs that way - and I know that the boot CD is OK, since I tried it on another PC and the CD/DVD drive was working OK before the crash. I even burned a 'BartPE CD on another PC and attempted to boot my Laptop with it, but the result was the same.

I now have a totally 'dead' Laptop

Can anyone please suggest how I can bring it back to life?
I would be most grateful......

A:Unable to Boot from CD

If the optical drive is defective, replace it or get an external CD/DVD drive.

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I have been unable to get the Windows OS to boot on this system after several months successfully running it on this platform.  After an interrupted reset, the recovery partitions are empty and using the F11 recovery routine returns errors and does not work.  I believe I need to reimage the whole diskback to factory  at this point.  Is there a simple way to do this?  My other option is to go to DOS (which still comes up) and use DISKPART to wipe the disks and reload the OS from a USB (which does not work right now - the USB is not recognized as the system walks down through the boot options - I have even raised the USB to priority one in the boot list).  Any advice would be very helpful. W2

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Hi,

Recently my computer has become infected with a virus called W32.sality or something like that. On advice from another forum, I have been trying to reformat my hard drive and reinstall Windows XP. So, I put the installation disc in my CD drive, but instead of prompting me to start the setup, the computer instead started Windows normally. I then restarted my computer, and pressed F12 to bring up the Boot Menu. After telling it to boot from the CD, it continued normally, before bringing up a message saying, 'Boot from CD/DVD : '. After that, it started up Windows again. I restarted the computer again, and then tried going into the BIOS setup. I set my first boot device to the CD drive, only to get the same result as last time. Finally, I tried setting all 3 boot devices to the CD drive, but it still wouldn't boot from the CD.

I haven't had any problems with my CD drive, and it reads the disk fine - I tried installing Windows after the computer had booted from the hard drive, but it won't reinstall Windows since the version on my hard drive is newer than the one on the CD.
 

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So I've recently encountered the infinite boot loop on my Acer laptop running Windows 7. The weird thing is that it won't allow me to get into system repair. I've tried it and it's incredibly slow. Only once that the options loaded and when I finally clicked boot repair it just sat there for hours with a progress bar going back and fourth. I've pressed F8 and attempted entering in safe mode, last known successful boot, noting get works. Hoping someone here with a little more knowhow can help.
Thank you in advance,
Raid

A:Unable to boot.

I moved your other topic on this issue here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/630118/unable-to-boot/That is the more appropriate forum.

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So I've recently encountered the infinite boot loop on my Acer laptop running Windows 7. The weird thing is that it won't allow me to get into system repair. I've tried it and it's incredibly slow. Only once that the options loaded and when I finally clicked boot repair it just sat there for hours with a progress bar going back and fourth. I've pressed F8 and attempted entering in safe mode, last known successful boot, noting get works. Hoping someone here with a little more knowhow can help.Thank you in advance,RaidEdit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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I have Windows XP.It gave a blue screen and an error message everytime i opened the computer. sometimes it restarts by itself. But now it won't boot at all and i cant on the computer. i will appreciate your advice very much. Thankyou.
 

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What was the error message?
Do the fans and CDRom activate when you try to start the PC?
Have you checked your power to the PC is working correctly?
Can you access the bios?
 

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Hey all. I've been working on this problem for a few days. Probably screwed a few things by now, but hopefully I'm not beyond help.

As the title says, I'm unable to boot Windows 7 (x64 bit) in a WD1001FALS. Drive had been working very well for some months (6?) and no strange noises, etc. However, I recently installed an additional WD1001FALS, which was meant to serve as backup. Once I did this the OS failed to boot. What I have currently done is installed Win 7 in the other hard drive (thus why I have a PC). However, I'd hate to lose those files, so I'd like to know what I could do to recover from this [also, my installation keys are in that drive. If I can't access it I'll lose Win 7/Office 2007 because I got it from MSDNAA/Ultimate Steal]

I have TestDisk installed. When I ran it, it kept saying that the master boot was fine, but the backup was corrupt. However it wouldn't overwrite the backup and get it over with. I managed to erase the non-boot partition by mistake, but I was able to access those files beforehand so I had already backed them up. No loss there.

I also tried repairing with the installation disk (which I have mounted onto a USB), but still no boot. I have tried this at least 3 times.

I tried following the instructions for Bootrec.exe, but I couldn't perform a bcedit /export on the faulty drive (I could, however, do it on the other drive, the one that was working well). I also couldn't perform a /FixBoot, but I was allowed to do a /ScanOs and now I can... Read more

A:Unable to boot

Can't you just remove the backup hard drive that you just installed? If it's the cause of your problems, you should be able to boot with it removed. If not, download the Ultimate Boot CD to diagnose the problem with your hardware.

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I recently had some issues and I reinstalled xp professional. I started the upgrade installation and I turned off the machine. I should have just let it continue with the installation, but I was concerned it would overwrite data.

After some research, I learnt that the "upgrade" installation doesn't overwrite data. It's similar to a repair installation. I have restarted and completed the installation. I sat here and watched it copy all the files to the drive.

When I boot into windows, it takes me to a black screen with my mouse curser right in the middle. Nothing else... Did it get confused or something? What is causing it to not take me to the desktop?

How can I fix this?

Thanks,

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Hi, scking!

"When I boot into windows, it takes me to a black screen with my mouse curser right in the middle. Nothing else..."

Please, answer the following questions:
* When you first turn on your PC, do you see your HDD light flickering/turning on/being on?

* Can you boot into safe mode?

* Can you get into your BIOS at all?

Your HDD could be dead, which is a very bad thing, meaning you'll have to replace it - but lets not jump to conclusions yet.

How to create a Windows XP boot floppy disk

Is it possible to use another installation CD or perhaps, try installing again? You could always boot into Safe Mode with CMD and type "FORMAT C:" to erase all your data and your OS (I think it gets rid of your OS), so you could get a fresh start.

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Hello:

Initially I had Windows 7 Ultimate (retail version) installed on my desktop. When I tried to install Ubuntu, I found that the hard-disk partitioning scheme was GPT. So I made a back-up of my drive's contents, re-partitioned the disk as MBR, re-installed Windows 7, and overwrote the disk contents with my backed up files.

This worked splendidly (i.e., I have all my installed applications, etc. intact) EXCEPT for one nagging issue: When I boot, if I let it boot directly into the hard disk, it does not work. I have to select F10 (BIOS boot options menu), and from there select the hard-disk, and only then Windows 7 boots properly.

I tried bcdedit, bootrec, etc. No use. Any recommendations, please?

Thanks!

A:Please help: Unable to boot normally

This will work for 7, also. First make a system image and put on a separate hard drive, just in case. Fixmbr can cause problems and you should have a back up


http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

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My computer recently crashed and upon reboot it kept getting stuck at one of the startup screens. When i try to boot in safe mode it just hangs on loading the driver files, and now im having problems trying to boot from my windows cd. I set up in my bios to boot from cd first but it skips that process and still tries to boot from the hd. when i disable booting from hd as an option it keeps stating to restart the computer and boot from a proper source. Ive ran out of ideas here...any suggestions guys?

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Hello Default08

It should boot from the CD if you set the order properly in the BIOS.
Try the CD in another machine to test if it is faulty.

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This morning my desktop computer worked fine, I went out and came back a few hours later and the computer was turned off and it won't boot back up anymore. I opened up the case to have a look and the green LEDs on my motherboard are on and if I press the power button, it comes to life for a split second, as in red LED saying memory is ok flashes and case fans start to spin, but then it just dies again. I have to unplug and plug the power back in again for this to happen once more. I've tried taking out the power button connector and bridging the gap with a paper clip and I get the same effect as pushing the power button, so I can assume it's not the switch. I've also had a good luck around the case and I can't see anything that could be causing a short. Has anyone else got any ideas or could it just be that I need a new power supply?

PC specs:
Asus P8P67 motherboard
Intel i5 2500K processor
ATI Radeon 6870 graphics card
8GB ram 1333hz
 

A:PC unable to boot

Check and make sure everything is secure, Such as cables,Power plug and so forth. If they are. I would then lean toward the PSU. Try swapping out PSU if possible. Then you will know for sure. It really could be almost anything, But hopefully It is just the power supply.
 

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Hey everyone,
I'm currently having trouble booting my windows for my PC & i have to use my laptop so i don't have any specific info about about desktop.
Here's the story:
I uninstalled an antivirus program then the computer abruptly shut down. I tried to restart the computer, but it showed a black screen with the message that there was a shut down due to software or hardware failure and showed me the options to rebot : safe mode, safe mode with networking, ... start windows normally. i tried every option but it only got to the booting windows for 2 seconds and then it came back to the windows with the message again.
Booting windows: http://static.commentcamarche.net/en...femode1-s-.png
I tried the Del button when windows was booting to change a few options in the BIOS but still didn't work.

So i searched on the internet, and i learned that if i pressed F8 there would be more options. So i pressed F8 and chose debugging mode. it booted ok and i got to install a new antivirus program. After installing the new antivirus program, it detected a few virus in my windows\system32 folder. I then chose the option to delete all of them. However, when i restarted my computer, i got the same failure windows again. In normal mode right before the welcome screen comes up it will restart, and do it again and again if I let it. I used debugging mode and it worked until today. I started computer, then got error windows, then tried Debugging mode but it just had a black sc... Read more

A:Unable to boot!

Hello tangl8

Try this from the Recovery Console.
To make your XP installation CD boot, you must change the boot order in the BIOS as shown below

Configure your PC to boot from CD if it isn't already set up that way. You may need to enter the BIOS to configure the PC to boot from the CD.
Set the boot order to
Floppy (if present)
CDROM
Hard Disk
SAVE and EXIT

Start your PC with the XP Setup CD in the drive. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD..." prompt, do so and let the CD-based boot process begin.

When the Recovery Console option is offered ("Press R to start the Recovery Console"), do so. You may be asked which Windows installation to enter, in which case type the number of the Windows installation you wish to work on (usually "1").

When prompted, enter the Administrator's password for that Windows installation. If you did not set a password just press ENTER

At the command prompt, type
Bootcfg /Rebuild
ENTER

The exact wording will depend on your setup, but after a few moments you'll see a prompt that says something like:
Total Identified Windows Installs: 1
[1] C:\Windows
Add Installation To Boot List?

Assuming the information you see is correct, enter
Y
Bootcfg will start the process of rebuilding the boot list to include the indicated Windows installation

After a moment, you'll be asked to "Enter Load Identifier."
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I have a Toshiba c-55 laptop and am unable to boot off the hard drive. I can boot from either a usb port or the cd/dvr drive. I have run a rescue usb thumb drive and rebuilt the Master boot record. I cloned the hard drive to an external usb drive but it won't boot. I have run out of ideas, please help.

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Don't think it will let you boot from cloned hard drive, you would have have the option to back up the hard drive to usb instead of clone, then restore the hard drive, a cloned hard drive would work if you copied it to a new sata drive or ssd drive. watch the video on how each is done.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5mqUVzHoLw&ab_channel=VincePolston

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Hi
When I start up my pc it is unable to boot and comes to a sreen that shows these:

"We appologise for the inconvenience, but Windows didn't start successfully.
A Hardware or Software change might have caused this

If your pc stopped responding, restarted automatically or was automatically shut down to protect your files & folders, chose 'last known configuration' to revert to most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interupted, due to power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed, or if your not sure what caused the problem, chose 'Start Windows as Normal'.

SAFE MODE
SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING
LAST KNOWN CONFIGURATION PROMPT
START NORMALLY

Use up & down keys to highlight your choice.
Seconds to Windows start : 28 "

I think the problem started when, just as i was shutting down my pc,say a minute after, a power blackout occured. then now whenever i boot my pc the above screen shows. i have tried to use the option "START NORMALLY" but it just reboots back to the same options.
I have also tried SAFE MODE but it also doesnt work, i think it opens up to something like a cmd then i just shut it down. But before loading into cmd it displays these, :

(the first 5 that i managed to get, there are more)

multi (0) disk (0) partition (1)\ WINDOWS\system 32\ntoskml.dll
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A:PC unable to boot, how to fix???

Hello badskater99,

I would suggest trying to boot into the Last Known Good Configuration and see what the results are.

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I was trying to fix a friends computer because it wouldn't connect to the internet...when my tech son came in and checked it all out and told us she would do well to do a restore or repair. So he started the restore and I am not sure what he did, but it really made it lots worse! LOL Now this is all I can get the computer to do:

first of all it is a Gateway NV73, 250 GB, AMD Anthlon IIx2 M300, 4GB Memory, Windows 7 Operating System

I DID insert the Windows 7 disk and try booting up from it but only get an error message.

When I try to boot up it starts to boot and looks like it is loading the files and drivers, then I get an error message "the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click OK to restart the computer, and then restart the installation." I get this EVERY time I try to boot up no matter what F keys I try. Is there anything I can do to get this computer running again? Do I just need to get a new hard drive?

I did try to come up in safe mode and safe mode with prompt...neither finished booting and I got the same error message again. I CAN get to the Utilities page and I tried to use the help page also, nothing I tried got me any further than the error message. I really think something major must have gotten deleted upon trying to do the restore. Now I just want to be able to do an install of the windows 7 disk. It will not even run the disk, the drive will run a... Read more

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I'm using an Asus VX1 laptop, running Windows XP w/ Service Pack 3. When I try to start up, it seems to fail and then retry. It has the same issue when I try it in Safe Mode, and with the "last known good configuration". When I try to start the Recovery Console, I get a blue screen (contents below). I haven't installed any new hardware or software since the last time I successfully started and I can't try the suggestions below since I can't even use Safe Mode.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Contents of blue screen:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

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 to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x89AF7850,0xC0000006,0x00000000,0x00000000)

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Hi .Unmountable boot volume errors...are normally overcome by running the chkdsk /r command from the XP Recovery Console.Do you have an XP CD? Is the Recovery Console installed on your laptop?If not, you can search the Web and download an .iso of the XP Recovery Console.Then...burn that to CD, using a program for burning .iso files to CD.How to write a CD-DVD image or ISO - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/write-a-cd-dvd-image-or-iso/ Then...run the chkdsk /r command, following the instructions at How to use CHKDSK in the XP Recovery Console - http://pirules3.14.googlepages.com/recovery_console_chkdsk.Louis

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Hi
I think my laptop may have finally had it but since I don't want to just give up without trying, I wonder if anyone can help.
Firstly, the battery is dead so it only switches on when plugged into the mains. After several power failures (due to the laptop power cord sitting loosely in the socket) the laptop won't boot windows. Startup Repair tries but fails time and time again to fix the issue.
Please note that I cannot try booting from a windows cd as I don't have access to one. I'm also told the CD drive no longer works!
I'll try to upload screen shots to this thread using my mobile where possible.

A:Unable to Boot Up

Please note that I cannot try booting from a windows cd as I don't have access to one. I'm also told the CD drive no longer works!
 
 
 
you can create a bootable USB stick for free....
 
what version of windows?

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I have been getting a black screen when I try to boot up in regular mode. I can boot up in safe mode. The black screen does not go away no matter how long the computer stays on. System Restore did not work.

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have you tried vga mode instead of safe mode ???

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writes we apologise for the inconviniences in starting windows;this is may be as a result of windows not shutted down properl.''start windows normally''.
 

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hi friends

I am using Dell dimension 5150,in that i have removed
dell hard disk,and i am connecting new samung hard disk (power cable & ribbon cable)
(and i have removed master pin also from hard disk).since CD-rom is acting as master.
And in boot sequence i have changed the order
1. Onboard Or USB CD-ROM drive
2.Onboard IDE hard drive.
3. Onboard or USB Floppy drive.
4. Onboard SATA drive.


now i will place the cd(2000 server) in CD-rom and restart
but i am unable to get ...boot from CD why?
where is the mistake...


It says that

Drive 0 not found : serial ATA, SATA-0.
Drive 2 not found : parallel ATA, PATA-0 (Pri-IDE Master).
strike F1 to continue, F2 go to setup utility.
 

A:Unable to boot from CD

your not entirely clear, are you saying that your CD rom and hard drive are on the same IDE ribbon? if so then it needs to be jumpered. also, Dell typically does not use master\slave but uses Cable select ( calbe select the device on the end of the ribbon is master). you need the cd rom and the hard drive to either both be jumpered to cable select or both set to master\slave, whichever you prefer.
 

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