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Windows Install Boot Fail. Emergency Help

Q: Windows Install Boot Fail. Emergency Help

So yesterday I installed Windows 7 on a laptop, there wasnt enough room for an upgrade so did a new install. The install went find until I had to enter information, Name, password, internet settings etc.
Here a red cross came on the screen and the laptop crashed
When the laptop restarted nothing happened. It went to a black screen and there is a a flashing underscore _ in the top right hand corner. that is it.
I can access the boot menu but cant boot from either hard drive installed in the computer which makes me think its an IDE cable fail. I can basically only boot from disc which just tries to make me install Windows 7 again and none of the repair options work. But if it lets me install windows to hard drive again it cant be an IDE fail surely? I need help ASAP

Preferred Solution: Windows Install Boot Fail. Emergency Help

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

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

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

A: Windows Install Boot Fail. Emergency Help

I would go to the manufacturers website of the make of hard drive you have. Download their harddrive diagnostic tool or, use a third party one to test your hard drive. If all goes well you may have a bad copy of Windows. Might be a corrupted file on the disk or bad disk.

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I have a Lenove B40-45 Model Name: 80F5, the preinstalled windows 8 was have problems and today I dedcided to install win 7, the Laptop has no dvd rom, I used a different computer to install win 7 but upon putting it back it says EFI Network 0 for IPV4 ( F0-76-1C-32-A8) Boot Failed. when I try to to enter Bios it gives me EFI PXE Network. please how do I solve this problem
Mod's Edit: Updated Subject line with nature of issue and moved post to its own thread.

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I just read an article that says that computers using a multi-boot setup (that is, having more than one operating system installed) wherein the Windows bootloader is replaced by a third-party loader (such as LILO or GRUB) and where Vista is either the Ultimate or Enterprise editions, will fail to install Vista's Service pack 1.From the article:If you?re dualbooting Windows Vista Enterprise or Ultimate alongside a Linux distro, and have installed the Linux bootloader into the MBR, then you?re guaranteed to run into problems when installing Vista Service Pack 1, Microsoft has admitted.Read More: http://apcmag.com/vista_sp1_wont_install_o...s_microsoft.htmUgh... Pain. In. The....

A:Vista Sp1 Install Will Fail On Multi-boot Systems

Vista has so many problems and has had such low sales that M$ is discontinuing selling XP in order to force people to spend their money on the junk OS.Wish something would come along that would blow M$ out of the water.

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URGENT: Blue Screen/Boot-up Crash/ALL Repair/Install Fail
Dell T3500 2 15.T hard drives with RAID 0
Windows 7 x64 Ultra
My newly bought T3500 has been unable to boot up since Sunday (Apr 25).
Whenever it boots up, it crashes and yields a blue screen.
Dell tech support has been unable to resolve the issue over the phone and refused to deploy a Windows 7 specialist to resolve it on site.
Using Win 7 Ultra CD, a repair attempt yields the following log:
Root casuse found:
Unknown Bugcheck: Buckcheck 6b, Parameters = 0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0,
Repair action: System files integreity check and repair
Result: Failed, Error Code = 0 x490
Time Taken = 651039 ms
1. Boot-up results in blue screen.
2. Unable to repair with the Win 7 CD.

It appears Win 7 can't access the boot drive.
It appears most system files are inaccessible.
Days before it could boot, it has the following issues:
1. sfc yields: Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.
2. Repair Install yields: Windows could not retrieve information about the disks on this computer.
3. Windows Installer: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.

Please help.


A:URGENT: Blue Screen/Boot-up Crash/Repair/Install Fail

KB article for this error (may/may not apply to your situation): "STOP: 0x0000006B" Stop error message during startup on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Also, FYI, we've had an issue at work where the system was missing the smss.exe file (this was on XP systems and was caused by the McAfee command line scanner). I would suggest using the command prompt in the Startup Repair menu to replace system files - but unfortunately I can't say which one's are needed.

You may also try running sfc.exe /scannow from the command prompt - it may/may not help.

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Hi there,

I've recently built a new rig and I've had continuous problems trying to boot. I have two HDDs and one SDD. It seems when the two HDDs are plugged in, i can sometimes boot ok, and most times i get:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

Status: 0xc000000e

Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible


Please select a boot device, or something to the affect.

I've updated to the latest bios on my new mobo ( Gigabyte z97x SOC Force ) and ive done a fresh install of windows several times on the SDD. I also ran crystal disk to check health on the SDD and it came back healthy.

It seems mostly my boot problems are linked to plugging in the two other HDDs, though I've no idea why this would be, and how to fix it? Is it a motherboard problem or a HDD problem?

Any help greatly appreciated.

A:Windows boot fail: Boot selection failed because a required device is


Please post a screenshot of "Disk Management" as per this guide - Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

( Make sure all disks are plugged ).

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Friend of mine gave me her Acer Aspire 5742z-4813 because it fails to boot and eventually asks to repair, which it doesn't. Can't enter safe-mode, either.

Only thing she's said is that her daughter installed Norton 360 a few days before it crashed.

Things I've tried:

At command prompt, ran the following with no effect: bootrec.exe /FixMbr, bootrec.exe /FixBoot, bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd, chkdsk /f E:, and finally chkskd /f /r /x.

I also entered BIOS and changed HDD mode to IDE from ACHI. No joy.

Thanks in advance, guys.

A:[SOLVED] Win7 Fail to Boot, Fail to Repair

Test the HDD, download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature, burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature, boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Long tests on the drive. If either test fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.

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Hello all,
I have windows 7, and I want the kids to learn on XP before,
when I want to install it it load the files but before just starting the installation steps,
a blue screen (http://www14.0zz0.com/2010/03/14/21/692932374.jpg) appears and it prevents the installation.

can any one help me؟

link : http://www14.0zz0.com/2010/03/14/21/692932374.jpg

please help me.

A:Fail to install win XP after windows 7

try changing your Hard drive mode to IDE from the BIOS, that usually fixes it

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Hello, I am trying to install Windows 7 on my computer, however after after the computer reboots after the initial components are installed it hangs up  on the "completing install entry.
The computer is an a hp6500f that was I purchased at a yard sale. As it did not have a hard drive or re installation DVD I installed a used /blank  hard drive and  had a Win 7 64 bit dvd install disk that I tried using. The install disk is for a Dell computer and as I have an HP could this be the problem??
The sticker on this computer says it came with Vista!! but I assume it will work with Windows 7??
  Any help would be much appreciated..

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I received my new Z50-70 yesterday and removed the Windows 8.1 HDD for storage.I installed a Crucial MX100, 256 SSD.
I then tried to install Windows 7 Home Premium on the SSD from a USB drive.
What I got was "Windows was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition.
"After trying every fix I could find on Google, I am ready to believe it is impossible to do.
Does anyone know how to do this?

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Hello, I am trying to install Windows 7 on my computer, however after after the computer reboots after the initial components are installed it hangs up  on the "completing install entry.

A:Windows 7 install fail!!

Dell installation media...are devised for specific Dell systems.  HP installation media...are devised for specific HP systems.

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Im trying to install the rc version of windows 7. First off i have an acer aspire 5610-4612. Now I cant even boot from the cd to even begin installation, and yes I've set usb cdrom, the only cd i see and i only have 1 cd rom drive, to the first boot priority. Next off here is a screenshot of my drives. I cant even access any removable devices including my cd rom drive :S. So I cant install from OS either. Im running build 7000 btw. Also when i insert a usb disk i cant access it, i get the same icon as the cd rom drive.

A:windows 7 install fail


Since I'm going through install problems myself, I can sympathize. Not really a Win 7 expert, but it seems to me your machine may not meet the minimum requirements. You'll need a DVD drive to install the Win 7 DVD. You mention only CD-ROM drives.



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went to install windows 7 , it started loading the files , so i left it then i came back to the computer and it was stuck where it says HP "blah blah" push esc for "blah blah" , F1 for "blah blah" or F10 for "blah blah".
I took the disc out and restarted the computer but no go.

Can anybody help?

A:windows 7 install fail

try re-installing windows 7 if not working it might be an eternal problem conserning your hard drives (mine went like this so i just re-installed and voila)

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I am really stuck. My installation of Win 7 Ultimate has a problem. It will not install SP1, occasionally dies with the BSOD, sfc shows corrupt files that it cannot repair, start up repair from the repair disk cannot repair problems, and a repair install from the OEM disk terminates before it finishes. I have run virus scans (Vipre) and malware scans using the MS utility - the machine is clean. The problem had been an annoyance I couldn't solve until Saturday.

When I left on a business trip on the 2nd the PC was working fine. When I returned on the 7th the machine was running but the desktop was pixillated. I rebooted and it seemed fine. The next morning it wouldn't boot from my primary HD. None of the repair actions using the repair disk or the OEM disk worked. On boot I would get an error message that files were missing. I tried replacing the 'missing or corrupt' files from a good Win 7 installation on my laptop (same OS disk). No help - just a message other files were missing. I finally copied all the System 32 files and pasted them in. No joy.

My work around was to nuke a second HD and reinstall a earlier image - about a week earlier. The system is up and running, boots normally, but is not right. I cannot run a repair install from the OEM disk - it stalls about 1/3 of the way. The sfc still indicates there are corrupt files it cannot fix. MS System Update Readiness doesn't fix the problems. I'm running Sysinternals Process Monitor - it shows a number of 'Name not foun... Read more

A:Win 7 crash - SP1 fail - repair install fail

Last night I stumbled on to something that solved my inability to perform a repair reinstall of Win7 Ultimate. Keep in mind, my machine would not boot and that I had to restore my system from an image after none of the repair techniques would solve the problem. After restoring from the image I was able to boot up, but still could not perform a repair reinstall of Win7. Also, sfc still identified that there were corrupt files it could not repair.

I started to suspect something hardware related like mobo, RAM, or BIOS - not for any deep technical reason, just that nothing else seemed to work. I read something about 'bad RAM' or damaged RAM slots potentially causing problems. I pulled out 3 of the 4 1 GB Corsair CM2X1024-6400 sticks and ran a repair install.

The reinstall of Win7 Ultimate worked fine, no hitches. When I ran sfc after it indicated no problems. The automatic update downloaded a ton of MS files - all installed without a problem (I still haven't seen SP1 - and I not sure I'll try to install it yet, if it does show up.)

I'm going to reinstall the RAM one stick at a time and run memory diagnostics. I'd like to understand what happened. It's important for me to find out if it's a back stick, a bad socket, or something to do with mobo. Any suggestions or insights would be greatly appreciated.

One specific question: If I have to build a new computer - new mobo, cpu, and case - can I just rebuild the OS and apps from an image? The current computer is a Dell Inspir... Read more

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I tried the SFC Scan (Following the Windows Update Posting Instructions) and it didn't find anything wrong.
I've run microsoft fix it but it didn't help.
I couldnt seen to find the Windows Update Error Codes on my windows update, it's always green (after trying to install the updates but doesnt) or orange ("install your selected updates"), both which does not view the error codes. One update has not been successful so it cannot view the error codes at the moment.
Had to remove about 3 CAB files to make the file size smaller.

Attachment 343783

A:Windows 7 updates fail to install

It looks to me as if there's a problem with your Event log systems...

Please open an Elevated Command Prompt, and run the following commands...

vssadmin list writers
vssadmin list Providers
vssadmin list Volumes
vssadmin list ShadowStorage

post the results

Here are some instructions to make life easier
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.

Open Event Viewer
click on the Windows logs entry in the left pane to expand it.
Now click on the Application entry - wait while it loads.
Click on 'File' in the menu bar and select Save...
Save the file as Appevt.evtx
Repeat for the System log
then zip both, and upload them.

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What is this?
About two months ago my computer start acting strange. Minor popups in chrome. I tried to get rid of them and then shut down and my computer would take hours to boot. At some point I inserted my recovery disk thinking I could repair what's wrong, but I was prompted the disk was wiping my hard drive. Which was okay. It would always get to the last disk and wouldn't complete installation, so I repeated process. Then I got "bootmrg missing," I use my boot manager repair disk and it got me to my current status.
Now using lubuntu to research my next step to get my pc working.

A:Windows install partially and then have a fail

Follow these steps to do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which is a much better install than doing Factory Recovery which includes all the bloatware and duplicate utilities which interfere with better versions in Win7. Everything is provided in the blue link to get and keep a perfect install, and you'll have a perfect install to the exact extent you stick with those steps.

To force Recovery disks to run you can sometimes wipe the Hard Drive first with Diskpart Clean Command

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Recovered 5342 Laptop 2 days ago. When I hit update and restart it attempts to install 238 updates (for 1-1/4 hours), then while installing it gives a failure error and uninstalls all it has done (another 45 minutes)
Help, just want to upgrade to windows 10. Do I need to do the updates first?

A:Windows 8 re-install, 238 updates fail

Yes, you will need to do all the updates in Windows 8/8.1 prior to upgrading to Windows 10. You also may want to click the link below and choose your computer from the list. Once on the site for your computers Drivers choose the OS (windows 10) and download all the win 10 drivers for the computers hardware. You could download them on your computer and copy to a usb key or burn to a disc. That way when you upgrade to windows 10 you have the drivers on a disk to install.
Dell Drivers and Downloads
Drivers Install Order and Help
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-Jesse L and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your Dell Order number.
You would click my name in blue, then on the next page in the upper right corner, click the words "send private message"

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My friend has a laptop and she is trying to install Service Pack 2. Each time at the attempt of installation, the update fails. I have attached the error she is receiving.

I have researched about the problem and read somewhere that uninstalling the anti virus software may help with the Service Pack installing. But my friend isn't too keen on this though.

I can provide more details if required.

Many thanks

A:Windows Vista SP2 Install Fail

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So here's my problem:

I bought the student version of Windows 7 Pro x64 online and downloaded it. Windows 7 completes the install and begins to boot, the windows logo shows up and then my monitor turns off. Computer boots in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 R2

What I've done to try to correct this:

1. Removed my overclocks and put the bios on default.
2. Removed all but one stick of ram.
3. Removed all USB devices except for the KB
4. Tried Different HD
5. Tried to install from a separate windows onto another HD
6. Tried to install using Flash drive or a Bootable DVD.
7. Bios is on F9 Bios (F10 is beta)
8. Removed my soundcard
9. Burned the ISO as slow as possible
10. Downloaded another install
11. Torrented the same version I was downloading (in case it was downloading a corrupt file from MS)
12. Switched slots of my vid card.
13. Tried a different DVI Port on my vid card.

Now I'm at a loss at what to do. I've tried with 3 different hard drives and numerous versions of (retail) Windows 7. Any other advice? I'm thinking that it might not be loading the drivers for my video card but I can't figure out which file the driver is when I download it from the ATI website.

I do not have another computer or video card to try this with.

A:Windows 7 Install Fail to Finish

If you also have onboard graphics, disable your card, default to onboard chip output and see if it installs - which would mean your card driver is the problem. Also try loading your card's Win7 first and Vista drivers upfront in the install process. Use another vid card for testing.

Reset all BIOS settings to default.

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Hey everyone, I'm a college student with a Macbook Pro running Boot Camp and running WinXP natively. Just yesterday, I got an error right in one of my classes saying I had a corrupt system file and said to reinstall or repair. So, I pop in the WinXP cd and repair Windows and go through the whole process of fixing Windows. Once I get through it all, I go to Microsoft Update just to find out I have a ton of updates to install. (91!) I had to install Installer 3.0 and it installed successfully and I restarted. I go to install the rest of the updates and Microsoft update downloads all the updates and when it goes to update....they ALL fail. Every last one fails. All 91! I don't understand what is going on.

I heard somewhere that you need to uninstall all .NET things so I did that. Still didn't work.

Someone said to stop AutoUpdate and clean out the SoftwareDistribution folder and start up AutoUpdate again. Still didn't work.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Installer 3.0, thinking it might be the problem. Uninstall is fine, but when I go to download and install, IT TOO FAILS TO INSTALL!! So, now I'm 92 updates down.....

I was told to go check my update history on the Windows Update website. It has no record of any failed updates. I tried multiple times to install with failed attempts and the history has no record of me failing to install anything. So, that basically means I have no error code to find through that.

Can anyone please help me? I ne... Read more

A:All Windows Updates Fail to install...ALL OF THEM!

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Well, I tried to install Windows 8 on my old Compaq Presario X1010US (running Win XP home) and the install failed due to the NX issue. I went into the bios and there is no option to enable NX. And there are no further flashes to the bios available.

As I paid for the upgrade and was given a serial number, can I use this serial number to install Windows 8 on my Netbook or Desktop which are running Windows 7?

As this was a download saved to my desktop, how can I transfer the download to install on my desktop?

If this can't be used on one of my other computers, how and were would I request a refund due to incompatability issues?

Thanks for any advice.

A:Windows 8 Install Fail due to NX issue

As I paid for the upgrade and was given a serial number, can I use this serial number to install Windows 8 on my Netbook or Desktop which are running Windows 7?

Yes, you can.

As this was a download saved to my desktop, how can I transfer the download to install on my desktop?

Check this post by BillWindows.

Upgraded, but changed my mind (want clean install, help!)

Originally Posted by BillWindows

You should have an upgrade file on your desktop, click on that, it asks some questions and one of them is do you want to install later say yes, then another question do you want to create an ISO file just say yes, when it has created the ISO file, right click on it to burn it to a DVD.
Then boot from that to completely wipe your disk and reformat, make sure you have your key for when you start the installation. If you have a Windows Live account use that. Make sure you feel comfortable doing this and have anything you need backed up, this worked for me, I hope it works for you.

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I hope I'm posting this in the correct forum. 
I have about 100 PCs not able to install some updates successfully. Most of them ended up failing and most of them are failing at different updates. It only happens in two OUs. All the PCs are domain joined.  All the rest of the PC in different OUs
are able to download and install fine.
Should I check for a missing update? It seems like it started to happen when Microsoft decided to do a roll up update.
We have Win 7 Enterprise.

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Every time I try to install my windows updates, every one of them fail. Don't even know where to start to fix it. Please help

A:Windows Updates Fail To Install

Were you able to install updates in the past? Do you have Service Pack 2?

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Hi there,
A couple weeks back I tried to connect my son's new Ipod touch to the PC. I encountered error after error, so I thought that maybe I needed to be sure my computer had all it's updates. There were 3 critical updates that failed when I tried to install them.

My system is Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service pack 3

My automatic updates is on but the history shows nothing prior to Feb 26 (the day I tried to run updates).

These are the updates that failed to install:
Update Rollup for ActiveX Killbits for Windows XP (KB960715)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB961260)
Update for Windows XP (KB967715)

With the same error code: 0x8007F0DA

The only one that has installed in the past couple of weeks is:
Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB960353)

I've tried to do a couple of suggestions on the support pages but I fear that they don't all apply to me. I don't want to mess it up more than it already is.

I'm not sure if this is relavent or not but, I had installed Windows Onecare months ago. About 2 months ago I had ended up taking my PC to a computer repair shop (I had a broken fan) and they uninstalled Onecare. After that I would frequently receive errors related to Onecare (according to Google - service excutable).

I figure that the first step to getting my computer back on track (and eventually my son's Ipod working) is to have all it's updates installed.

If anyone could walk me thro... Read more

A:windows updates fail to install

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Hello. I have 5 computers in the house, all running Windows 7 Ultimate (All Legal). I have successfully installed Windows 7 SP1 on 4 of them, but this PC, the main one, fails with the following message:


This computer is a Q6600 Quad core with 4GB RAM, and two 1 Terabyte drives. I have run Memtest x86 and both 2gb modules pass. From what I can tell there are no issues with my RAM or drives.

I have done a chkdsk /r /v on both drives, no issues found.
I have defragged and cleaned both drives.
Drive C: 89% free
Drive D: 65% free
Ram was 46% used during the install.
Install lasts about 1 hour and 20 minutes and then fails with the above code.

I made sure to disable all startup programs, antivirus, Spybot Search & Destroy. Only 57 running processes at install time.

About 2 weeks ago, I replaced two 500gb drives with these two 1tb drives. I used EASEUS drive copy to clone the drives, then EASEUS Partition Master Free to extend the partition into the unused space after. I needed to use the Windows 7 DVD to boot and it performed a repair. I was able to boot after that.

The system boots and runs really well, and I have had no issues. System Restore creates a restore point every time I try to install.

When I go to Advanced System Properties, Advanced Tab, Startup and Recovery, under System Startup at the top it says "Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)"

I have no idea what is going on here. I usually troubleshoot myself, and ver... Read more

A:Windows 7 SP1 Install Fail 0x8007000e

Quote: Originally Posted by y0himba

Hello. I have 5 computers in the house, all running Windows 7 Ultimate (All Legal). I have successfully installed Windows 7 SP1 on 4 of them, but this PC, the main one, fails with the following message:


This computer is a Q6600 Quad core with 4GB RAM, and two 1 Terabyte drives. I have run Memtest x86 and both 2gb modules pass. From what I can tell there are no issues with my RAM or drives.

I have done a chkdsk /r /v on both drives, no issues found.
I have defragged and cleaned both drives.
Drive C: 89% free
Drive D: 65% free
Ram was 46% used during the install.
Install lasts about 1 hour and 20 minutes and then fails with the above code.

I made sure to disable all startup programs, antivirus, Spybot Search & Destroy. Only 57 running processes at install time.

About 2 weeks ago, I replaced two 500gb drives with these two 1tb drives. I used EASEUS drive copy to clone the drives, then EASEUS Partition Master Free to extend the partition into the unused space after. I needed to use the Windows 7 DVD to boot and it performed a repair. I was able to boot after that.

The system boots and runs really well, and I have had no issues. System Restore creates a restore point every time I try to install.

When I go to Advanced System Properties, Advanced Tab, Startup and Recovery, under System Startup at the top it says "Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)"

I ha... Read more

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hi guys when i go to windows update and view update history i see a windows update fail to install
Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070643: Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB915597 (Definition 1.91.1370.0). does anyone know how to fix this problem and install it probably? here is a screen shot i take

A:Windows update fail to install

Try Post #3 on this page. Follow the wizard type troubleshooter. This worked for several people.
windows updates

This will reset as stated not delete all of them.
Windows Update - Reset

One of them should fix it or allow a reload or new download.
The downloaded file probably was messed up.
Let me know if you get it fixed.

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i have a problem switching from windows 7 home premium to window 8.1

this is the problem

any idea of what to do?

A:windows 8.1 install fail from product key

Are you using a Windows 8 or a Windows 8.1 key?

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It used to be able to install updates, and now it wont at all. It'll just say "failed to install the following updates" someone please help

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As the title says, my update are not being installed for some reason. I tried multiple times. I even tried doing in it from the Windows Update site, didn't work either.

As a note, I recently had my windows reinstalled.

Any ideas of what the problem could be?

A:Windows Updates Fail To Install

There are a couple of possibilities, but lets start with BITS.
It is possible that BITS(Background Intelligence Transfer service) is not running. Check to see if it is running. If it has stopped running then restart in the following manner.
Start > control panel > Performance and Maintenance > Administrative tools > services. When the services window opens Look to see i f BITS Is running. If not click "restart the service".

If this doesn't work post a reply and lets try another solution.

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Hey everyone,
i just went to my windows updates and say that i only have one upate called "Windows Vista SP1" and it says that the install failed. How do i install this so it works. And how do i know if i do already have it installed?

A:Windows Vista SP1 install fail

Hello Ben.

In the start search box in the start menu type winver click on winver and a window will open that lists the version number. Below is SP1.

You can install SP1 for 32-bit Vista here.

Later Ted

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Hello all,

I run into a problem that needs some expert help, being unable to solve it by myself.
My windows 7 (64bits) show that there are 10 important updates ready to be installed.
They are essentially security updates for various components of Office 2007.
When I give the OK to update windows update run the update process then shows update install fails for all of them.
There are errors Code 52F, 89B and 643.
When I try to resolve the problem by running Fix It from Windows update help, it cannot run either, displaying error 0x80004005.
When I search this error it takes me to a window that is related to residential group sharing?
Anyone help me please.
Thank you.

A:Windows 7 Updates fail to install

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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I've been having an issue with installing updates for a long time now, but it was only one update that was failing, and I wasn't able to find a fix for the specific one anywhere on the web. I decided to check again to make sure others have updated, but almost EVERY update that has been given to me has failed, aside from the occasional one that does work.
I have attached three images. Two images are of one particular update that, in the past, has never been able to install. It's been failing to install since the day after I built this computer (Dec, 25, 2013)

The other image shows all failed updates in the past two days. Windows tells me I have 16 important updates, but it can't even get passed "Preparing to install". I waited about an hour, and it was still preparing, so I canceled.
If anyone has any idea whatsoever of what I could do to make these updates finally go through, it would be much appreciate. My computer has attempted to update probably almost every night since I got it (nearly 2 years ago). I want it to finally stop.


A:Nearly ALL Windows Updates Fail to Install

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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Hello, sorry for my english but This forum is probably the last thing that could help me.
I rode other topics about this problem. When I start computer it stops right before "Starting Windows" and there is only a black screen. I cant start windows any way.
So i put a disc with windows and try to repair but it said: "there is no problem with windows starting"
Than I started a console and try to insert c: and then
bootrec /fixmbr and fixboot
but fixboot doesn't work - I dont remember literally but it said something like: there is no filesystem/wrong filesystem

when i try to scanos it say that there is 0 operating systems.

Then I tried to run gparted to flag a disc, but it showed me different partitions configuration then ive got on windows - there is no windows disc!

oo.. i tried also to build BCD but when i had to put command: cd boot it said there is no comand like that

Please help me... I dont want to make a format...
Are there any different ways of fix it?
Sorry sorry from my english

A:Windows 7 boot fail

Does the HD register in BIOS setup? Is it set first to boot in BIOS setup, after CD/DVD drive? Try booting HD maker's diagnostic/repair CD to run extended scan: HD Diagnostic

Check for infection by installing, updating and running full scan with Malwarebytes in Safe Mode with networking. If no Safe Mode then download, burn to CD or write to flash stick, boot and run a full scan with Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.

Boot back into the DVD REpair console or Repair CD to see if it discovers an installation to repair. If not, click through to Recovery Tools list to open command Prompt, type bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr to see if it will now show an installation to repair. Do not change the drive letter as you say you did. If it now finds an installation to repair run Startup Repair repeatedly regardless of its finding at first. Next try System Restore from the Repair tools list, then using Command Line SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Next boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD to see if the 100mb System Rserved partition (preferred) or Win7 partition are still marked Active. If not, rightlick to Modify>Set to Active, then highlight the HD, from Disk tab select "Rebuild MBR", apply steps, reboot to see if it will start. You can also Explore the partitions to see if your files are intact; if so the OS should be reparable unless you damaged it with previous repair attempts.

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I will try to sum this up a bit..
I have Windows 7 64-Bit, and about a month ago I was having problems booting.. I went straight to safe mode and was able to use Diagnostic Startup from MSConfig.. The machine booted fine and I was able to get in and run virus scans. Nothing was found using AVG, Ad Aware and other programs.. So I thought well lets try Limited Startup and that worked! So I downloaded a few registry cleaners and what ever else I thought I might need.. I ran all the scans I could think of.

So then I decided lets try full startup and that was not a good idea.. I now get hung just after the Windows Logo screen before the Login Screen.. Actually I have made it to the Windows Login Screen a few times and put in my password but it says windows starting and then windows shutting down..

I can not get into safemode now either as it will hang with the last line showing "avgdisha.sys" So I goodled that and I get a response from AVG claiming they screwed up the Windows 7 64Bit edition with their latest upgrade. They put out a CD to help wipe out whatever the issue is, but my computer has wireless internet so the CD didn't seem to want to do anything..

I have run Scandsk/f but the system tells me there is a repair pending and must reboot to complete, but I can't reboot.. So I run Chkdsk/f and it completes, but when I run chkdsk/r its freezing at Stage 4 of 5 13% verifying data..

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A:WIndows 7 Won't boot! AVG? HD Fail?

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Hey guys, my 8800 gts got burned out the other day. I tried to boot but no signal from compy. I then took out the gpu and put the dvi cable to the intergrated card on my mobo. I now see the things when the comp boots the bios but afterwords, windows does not load, or at least i dont see it. What do i do to get the computer back to intergrated grapghics and such? Thank you for your help in advance

A:Can't boot into windows after gpu fail

possible setting is blocked in bios , press delete on start up to enter bios and ensure that first post signal is vga ion mobo ( usually option is vga auto)

if no good, unplug comp, remove csmos battery for a few mins put back in to reset bios should work then

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I decided to upgrade my Asus F3M Laptop from windows xp to windows 7 like member who called Nothingspecial. When i tried to install windows 7 and select boot from disc to prepare setup, laptop just restarted every time. I don't know what is the key for Safe Mode .... because i have tried f8 but it fails..... So i decided to remove it from the laptop and format as an external HDD.... then i tried to install again... but it still not boot.....
I need your help......

A:Fail to boot with windows 7

You have to change the boot order from HDD to CD/DVD drive in the BIOS and save and exit the BIOS.

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Recently I just tried starting my computer on and it wouldn't boot.

I left my computer in locked mode then it eventually went to sleep.

I kept trying to restart it and had no luck, I checked inside the cpu was running and the dvd drive was still able to open and close. My USB mouse or keyboard weren't powering on though neither was my monitor showing anything I didn't hear any beeps. So I kept disconnecting the power outlet from the wall since that's the only way I could restart it.

Eventually it came back and I got startup repair opening by itself
That's what I got from the error.

Here are my computer specs
400 Corsair PSU
4GB Memory
AMD Phenom II x4
GIGABYTE GA-MA78GPM-UD2H AM3/AM2 with ATI Radeon HD 3200 onboard GPU
Windows 7 Build 7100 64 Bit

Eventually the system started backup fine after going through startup repair. All my files still there.

If it matters I was using the onboard graphics having one monitor running in VGA and the hdmi connecting to my tv.

A:Why did my windows 7 boot fail?

Probably an error that comes with the RC since MS still calls it a beta build

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I'll try to make sense of this to you. My computer has been working great until last night. Today, it bricked on me.
Last night and until a out noon today, I was seeing occasional corruption of the image on screen (strange blocking/pixellation like a bad hd tv picture). I started getting locking-up freezes, which I could sort of unfreeze with ctrl-alt-del. This happened frequently while browsing the net las night (oddly games worked fine).
Today at one point the whole image started flickering/fluctuating up and down and then the image scrambled totally and was locked-up, so I hard reset.
Upon restart, bootup fails. Chkdsk, memory scan (from startup repAir and the installation disk), image and system recovery fail. When I read the detailed results from start up recovery, it tells me that no drive is present.
So, did the drive fail, or maybe it came unplugged inside the tower (unlikely bc the tower hasnt moved). Or, did intel smart response technology screw up and the cache is screwed and it's messing up the primary drive it accelerates? Windows 7 64-bit OS on z68 mobo with 64gb SSd accelerating 500gb primary.
Any insight is VEry greatly appreciated, as I'm stuck working off my iPod touch for troubleshooting.

A:Windows 7 boot fail

Update: I just tried again to boot into safe mode.
After displaying the names of some files that loaded, the system rebooted itself.
The last file that says "loaded" is classpnp.sys (i think that's what it said). Once that sits idle for a few seconds, a blue screen pops up very briefly that I cannot read.

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Just purchased a new Lenovo laptop & was having unknown USB devices shown under printers & devices. It was a external usb hub & a fan. I had a choice to check let Windows Update & forgot to check the box to search for best drivers. Both werworking fine after the error.

Is this a problem not to have W7Pro seach for best drivers?

A:How do I have Windows check for USB drivers when they fail to install?

Is this a problem not to have W7Pro seach for best drivers?

It shouldn't be a problem as long as everything is working properly. You could always do a manual check by opening Device Manager and see if there are any yellow or red warning flags.

How Do I Open Device Manager in Windows 7?

Or, you could automatically (or not) download recommended drivers and detailed information and icons for your devices through Windows Update.

Device Installation Settings

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I've tried installing win 7 twice now but the windows updates won't install properly and other problems occur like check disk not working or driver updates hanging. System restore has now left my computer practically nonfunctional.

Any help thanks

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Hi my friend has asked me to recover his Dell Inspiron One 2330 to factory settings but for some reason it fails to recover from the hidden partition, I've tried through pc settings in the right side charms menu but i get Error code: 80070490. Does anyone know why this is happening?.

Would i be able to get the product key with software like KeyFinder, download a legit version of windows 8 oem and reinstall via disk or usb stick?.

A:Windows 8 install image recovery fail

You can get Windows 8.1 install media here, Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help. This media will read and use Windows 8.0 and 8.1 OEM keys. If you download the correct version it will read the key automatically and activate with it online automatically. You just have to know if the PC originally came with Core, Pro or the Single language version.

You don't need to know what the key is but if your curios, Product Key - Find for Windows 8
Also Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

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Downloaded the installer. Closed all open programs. Ran installer. Conflict checker said all was fine. Went thru entire install process and then it says "Writer install failed". It says there is a conflict. Oh, and after I closed that error box I get a "Congratulations - your new programs are in the Windows Live Folder in the Start menu". NOT.

I only use MS Windows Firewall.

Vista Home Premium. Plenty of RAM and disk space.

So here we are - an MS program not working with other MS programs and OS even when it says there's no conflicts and then says "enjoy your new programs." Ridiculous.

Anyone have any ideas?

I've rebooted several times and have retried the install 3 times.


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Hey guys. Prepare for a bit of a confusing post - I'm know to not make much sense sometimes ...

Up until about a week ago my computer was happily running along until all of a sudden - POW! A good chunk of my games no longer launch. This happened to me back in the W7 beta and it was only (partially) solved when I formatted and did a clean install of the retail version. Now that it is happening again I'm just like "screw it - format now and not waste 2 months trying to fix it.Issue seems to be:
Can't update GFX drivers (Tried Driver Sweeper etc. Doesn't make a difference)
Can't launch a good deal of my games (most of them the affected ones use OpenGL
If I could fix that, it would save me formatting but last time I scoured the internet far and wide to try and fix it to no avail.

"But", you say, "just format and be done with it!"
In steps the next problem...
The install begins fine, it extracts all the files and gets to the first reboot. After about 3-5 mins of it progressing through the final stages of the install the screen goes blank and nothing happens (HDD and disk drive both idle even after 30 mins). Presumable its installing the graphics card driver.
I had this same problem last time (From beta to retail) and I did find a solution which I can't remember exactly.
I was certain it was from these forums (Which is why I'm posting here) but after a good search of these forums and the rest of the general internet I couldn't find the same instructions.... Read more

A:9800GTX + Windows 7 clean install = fail

Are you trying a clean installation? As in delete all partition and install from there. Let windows do the formatting.

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First - I've been searching the internet for the past couple days on the topic and have found some great infomation here....thought I would join and take this issue thru to resolution.

This issue can be found in a number of places - however there is no final resolution...here's the issue.

Issue - New system/hardware fails to load Windows 7

Hardware - All NEW
Motherboard - Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X AM3
CPU - AMD PHENOM II x4 945 3.0G AM3
Graphic Card - ASUS GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB
Memory - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
Hard Drive - 1TB SATA Seagate Barracuda
OS - Windows 7 64-bit OEM
Power - Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W
Case - Rosewill CHALLENGER

Specifics -
All new hardware installed humming along ....
MB Sata 1 port - Hard drive
MB Sata 3 port - ODD/DVD
MB Sata 4 port - Front case SATA port/unused

When I attempt to install windows with fairly generic bios setting ERROR
Fail to format partition [error 0X80070057]


Hang at starting windows - IE prior to window install screen


No Hard drive found to Install OS - However drive shows in Bios

Tweaks to Bios version 02.61 Attempted with and without
Disable Marvell ESata
Disable Marvell Esata ROM on Boot

Storage Configuration - Sata Port1-port4 [AHCI] or [IDE]
Sata Port5-port6 [AHCI] or [IDE]
Note **when IDE selected both DVD and HD are seen in bios and OS installing**

Boot Priority - CDROM

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A:Windows 7 64bit Clean Install FAIL

Continued TS - attempted to add silicon image sata drivers during OS install - with box checked hide all drivers not for this hardware.

Attempted silicon image sata drivers - 3114 and 3124 both AMD64 drivers

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Successful Updates
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Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool (KB873374)
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Problem: End User License Agreement (EULA) Not Accepted
Solution: Check for updates again and wait while you install updates. You will be asked to accept the EULA before any updates with a EULA can be installed.

Problem: Not Enough Disk Space
Solution: To make more space available, run the Disk Cleanup tool or uninstall any programs that you donít use. For directions, see Help and Support on your computer.

Problem: Automatic Updates is currently installing updates
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The error code is CODE 800B0100
Two different updates have failed

A:Windows update fail fresh install

CheckSUR shows these problems...

Unavailable repair files:
servicing\packages\Packag... Read more

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There are five windows updates that have downloaded but have failed to install. I have attempted to install them numerous times with no success. I have rebooted the netbook after the install with no installation success. Two are critical Win 8 security updates, 2 are Win 8 updates, and one is IE 10 security update. How can I get them to install? Can I delete them and then down load them again to see if that works?

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