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Q: System not boot

My aystem following problem showing.
A bootable system has not been detecded.
Please help me

Preferred Solution: System not boot

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A: System not boot

Usually that means your hard drive failed or it could be a connection problem. Unplug the hard drive cables and put them back (with the machine off)

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Hi all,
Windows 7 Pro 32bit
I have a captured image and I booted into PE on my target system. I used Diskpart:

select drive 1
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="Win7 32bit"
assign letter="C"

Then I applied the image with imagex:

imagex /apply e:\testimage.wim 1 c:\

The image applied, but now when I try to boot (After removing the PE boot disc), it tries to network boot and gives me the message "Operating System Not Found. I made sure to reset my boot order to HD>removable>CD>Network.
Do I need to manually create a small partition responsible for booting? What steps do I take from here? I was surprised that googling didn't lead me to my specific problem, but mostly problems involving SCCM and large scale deployments.

Thanks in advance,

A:I deployed an image and then tried to boot it, but the system tried to network boot instead and then gave me the message "Operating System Not Found"

In your diskpart,you need to add


To make partition active

After applying image, you need to create BCD environment with:

bcdboot C:\Windows


Drive letter C: is whatever you used in command:

Imagex /apply e:\testimage.wim 1 c:\

If you would use two partition setup as suggested by other posters, then the small 100 MB partition would be C: and the "Windows" partition would be "D:". Hence, you would use

bcdboot D:\Windows

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I've got a 100 gig hard drive divided into a primary C partition and a second logical partition (E drive). (I also have a separate hard drive, which is D, which I use for backups). This is a dual boot system - the C drive has Windows ME on it, which I don't use anymore, and the E drive has Windows XP Pro.

I'm wanting to find out if I can turn this dual boot system into a single boot system, so that I just have Windows XP on my system. Windows XP is now on the E partition. I'd like to avoid having to reinstall the XP operating system and having to re-install all my applications, etc. Is there a way to simplify this process of going from an ME/XP dual boot setup to an XP setup? Is there some automatic way to use so that XP and the applications on E will now migrate to C?

I'd appreciate tips and suggestions on how to accomplish this. I have Partition Magic, so I can use that if it's helpful. Thanks very much. Please feel free to e-mail directly: [email protected]

A:Changing Dual Boot System to Single Boot System

Hi jsaffer,
Have a look here :

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All started with this message

Warning! Invalid first FAT entry(=0x400)!

After running some tests
Took the disk out plugged on another computer all is there C(system reserved) D(actual windows install) E (data on it) run chkdsk no errors
After that decided to go with HDAT2(v5) run READ WRITE READ repair n recover bad sectors - found some at the start of the drive.
Tried to run with the windows 7 disk it gets stuck (guess system partition does not allow to go) so i thought that it could be the notebook VGA so i decided to go with LIVE ubuntu 12.04 disk to see if i get stuck as i did when i tried to run win 7 disk - everything go well(so VGA got ruled out) . Took few more test check ins etc.

So i decided to try and delete the system reserved(100mb) partition and try to rebuild it somehow so i am here can i get some clues on what to do next

A:Solved: System reserved partition corrupted system wont boot

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Hi, I'd like to see if somebody have any idea of what's happening to my sistem: a Medion M3 Composer with Mobo: MSI Ms-7046 socket 775, P4 3.0HT, DDR-SDRAM.
It has been working flawless for about a year, two days ago, I go boot it, and the WinXP splash sceen got frozen. I powered off the PC and powered on again...Single long beep, that repeats regurarly and no video...no boot.

I tried to reset the CMOS by removing the battery. When I powered the PC back on, it shut off immediately and by itself re-powered on after 2-3 seconds doing the same long beep, no boot, no video.

I tried all kinds, removed, all devices, tried one by one the RAMs, installed another CPU, etc. all with no success.

I tried anothe MoBo, but didn't finish booting (!)...it shut off by itself after a couple of BIOS screens...maybe this motherboard is not fully compatible with the system...or faulty PSU???

Unfortunately when I put the orignal MSI MoBo, and put power, I didn't got any self-suts off...but I smelled what I shouldn't have smelled!!!



A:system doesn't Boot, long repeated beep. System shuts off

Do you see your beep error http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

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This must be one you guys have heard before, however i think mines a little differernt.

Ok i boot my comp and just before loading screen it comes up with
Windows ould not start becuase the following file is missing or corrupt:

Now, i have found what microsoft says to do, which is to put a windows CD in and press r, to go to the command promt screen in order to put in a whole lot of code. Fair enough i say, looks easy enough.

One problem though, i put my windows disk in, i press r. At this stage the instructions say the black screen should first ask me for a password to log in as admin however mine doesn't. I then go to type in the first bit of code the microsoft instructions tell me to type which is MD TMP i then get a message saying access denied! i type help, see a list of commands and found the logon command, so i tried that except it doesnt give me a list of admins where i should then be able to type in the password and log on in order to be able to type the code which microsoft has to me to type.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! i really cbf formating my hardrive.

btw running windows XP SP2. Comp is P4, 1gig ram. fx5700 graphics card.
PS: instructions i am refferring to are

A:No boot, File missing or corrupt: windows\system\config\system

Went through the same thing with my older computer (HP Pavilion 502n/WinXP Home). Nearly brand new when it was given to me by a friend, three years ago, who forgot to give the Windows recovery disk. Then in mid August, it pulled a similar stunt as yours.

At First it was blackscreen with "Windows not shutdown completely and options to go into "safemode" or normally. That lasted a couple of times when it suddenly would not complete the boot up and got a similar message as you did.

Took it to a computer tech, who found a BIOS glitch and thought he had fixed it.

Then three weeks later, in early September, it did it again. Would not boot up completely several times. Then it finally did....after going online for a while, it started crashing and restarting every 20 minutes. Eventually it finally did boot up to show something else on a blue screen with a list of checking files systems on C: with this:

1 of your disks need to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk chk at any time.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)
CHKDSK verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)
Deleting index entry CAUGNJQR in ...and on and on until it reached 94% and crashed.

another boot and it was CMOS Checksum and so on.
At fourth bootup, it finally reached screen with F keys and I hit them to go into Safemode and HP system recovery (non destructive file mode).

After five hours, it completed that and Crashed. I finally boxed it up for a couple of days to take back to the... Read more

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It has happened to me twice...I accidentally deleted a partition and later found out that my system is dead....The only way I recover out of that is I reinstall Windows and then install grub again to recover the Linux partition. But I feel the delete partition is a very rapid process just taking seconds and in that I don't think files would be deleted, so I feel potentially I can recover the deleted partitions including the boot partition. But I don't know how to do it. Also now when the boot partition is deleted and the system is not booting up what should be done to recover the system and data?
Thanks in advance,

A:How to recover deleted grub/boot partition in Windows XP(Dual boot system))

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On both my Win7/Win8 Dual Boot machines I have now lost both my Advanced Boot Options and System Recovery Options on F8. I cannot boot F8 after BIOS post or after selecting either OS from the Metro-style Boot Menu.

I tried running Refresh just now on my deskstop but it didn't reinstall these Options. I still don't have the Recovery folder in C: on Win8 although it is there on Win7.

Can someone give me the way to link these to F8 hotkey? It's obviously not being used now.

A:Lost my F8 Advanced Boot & System Recovery Options on Dual Boot

Hello Greg,

Do you have Windows 8 set as the default OS to run at startup? If not, then you will see the boot screens that Windows 7 uses instead of the new Windows 8 ones.
You might see if you could use a different option to boot to the Startup Options Menu to get to the Advanced Boot Options screen.

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I have a dual-boot system Ubuntu/Windows 7. The Master boot loader is GRUB.
It worked fine until yesterday when, for some reason, Windows 7 refused to load anymore. I tried to repair with chkdsk, found and repaired some disk errors, but now the boot loader is damaged. The problem I have is that after selecting Windows from the GRUB list I get the installed version entry but I can't have access to Repair through F8 and thus I am not able to continue on the installation DVD. The problem I think would be simple, by writing a new boot using bootrec, but I don't have access to the console.
I've seen a solution/tutorial on this forum except that it requires to remove Linux, which is not at all my scope.

A:Recover Windows 7 boot on dual boot system with GRUB masterboot

Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.

NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.

1) Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

2) Fix MBR.

NOTE: As you have Linux installed, the above only works for 1 in 1000, must likely you will need to reinstall.
Good luck.

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This question is concerning the disc that Windows 7 users can make by going to Backup and Restore > Create a System Repair Disc and then burning the disc.
Windows says this disc can be used to boot the computer. However, you won't necessarily be able to boot your Windows 7 OS from the hard drive. When I had a problem recently (shut down system and when restarted I got a DOS message that said "Boot MGR missing") this disc did nothing in an attempt to make a repair. From the System Recovery Menu you see here when you boot the CD:
I selected "Startup Repair" and it couldn't fix anything. I ended up cloning my hard drive from a backup.
From http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/startup-repair-faq#1TC=windows-7"Are there problems that Startup Repair can't fix?
Startup Repair can only fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files. It can't fix hardware failures, such as a failing hard disk or incompatible memory, nor does it protect against virus attacks.
Startup Repair isn't designed to fix Windows installation problems, nor is it a backup tool, so it can't help you recover personal files, such as photos or documents. To help protect your computer, back up your system and files regularly. For more information, search for "backup" in Windows Help and Support."
So here's my question: How do you create a bootable CD that has everything you need... Read more

A:Windows 7 System Recovery boot CD cannot fix Master Boot Record if it's damaged

the recovery disk can fix the MBR...
here's how

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Hi guys
in my desktop I have two hard disks ( disk 0 and disk 1 ) . Disk 1 is a clone of disk 0 created by Macrium Reflect
Disk 0 : ( C: ) windows 10 pro , upgrade from windows 7 , ( E: ) windows 8.1 pro , ( G: ) Storage partition
Disk 1 : clone of disk 0
problem description : I see in msconfig / boot a wrong listing
windows 10 ( C:\WINDOWS) : Current OS ; Default OS
windows 8.1 pro ( H:\WINDOWS ) instead of ( E:\WINDOWS )
nevertheless the dual booting works fine as well as the shift between the disks via BIOS.
The question is , could I fix the situation using the EasyBCD of Neosmart Technologies to edit the bootloader ?
I see can change drive letter H: to E: and save the change , am I right or wrong ?
or any other way
any help appreciated , thanks .

A:wrong drive letter in msconfig / boot in dual boot system

from Admin command, type: bcdboot E:\Windows
From msconfig, delete the entry pointing to H:

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Hey everyone.

So I've been having this issue where my computer won't boot up into the login screen for Win Xp. It simply posts, goes to the Windows loading screen, and just as it's suppose to display the users and login page, the screen just goes black. I can however get into safemode, but it simply won't boot on the regular startup.

I believe it's another system or boot file error that has malware as I've had a previous thread years ago with a similar issue, but need some assistance. Any thgouhts? What info can I get for you to take a peek? -Jeff
PS: I will post the event viewer as soon as I get home from work.

A:Windows won't boot, black screen before login. Boot.ini or system.ini issue?

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I am having trouble getting a computer to boot. The computer I am having trouble with (it is my father in law's in TN, and I am in GA), is a Gateway. I found some information on fixing the problem on a Dell (I assume the bios is the same for both brands as it seems to be), but I cannot figure out how to get it to work.

The directions:

Reboot your system and hit F2 as soon as you see the Dell startup screen (the options are F2 for setup, F12 for boot sequence).

In the System Setup screen, do these steps.

Select Drives:
Make sure your Diskette Drive (3.5 floppy) is set properly (Usually set to Internal)
Make sure that "Drive 0: SATA-0" drive is set to "ON"

Go to "SATA Operation":



Reboot - make sure that the boot sequence is set to CD rom before HD and make sure that the reinstall CD is in the drive. Setup will load, hit enter to reinstall XP. Your HD should now be detected and you should see the licensing agreement.

If you have your files backed up I reccommend deleting the partition and reformatting prior to installing XP, it will give you that option after the license agreement.

Once you have successfully reinstalled the OS, Dell reccommends that you ... Read more

A:Computer Will Not Boot Up. Boot Failure:System Halted (Solution Here Did Not Work)

Try clearing the Bios (CMOS) and see if the hard drive is detected in the bios. If it is, and you still get this boot failure. Your hard drive is probably bad

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from first post in xp:
Hello all...new user here
When I click on System Information (System Tools>System Information) nothing happens. I get a very quick hour glass and then nothing. When I Run msconfig, the window for system.ini and boot.ini is empty as well. A third problem is when I tried to install Nero 7, I recieved an error saying: "Unable to access shell manager"
This is what I've done so far/other info:
1. Ran System Restore to about a week ago (didn't have the problem then)
2. Ran "search and destroy" and all is good there
3. I've had problem with Media Player 10. Windows Update wants me to install a security update. After I install it, I get a problem running video. At that point, the computer gives me a link to install the latest version of media player 10 (which I do) and works fine until Windows Update asks me to install the very same security update. If I install the update, the problem starts all over again.
Any help, greatly appreciated.

Hi there
System information will not display, and I get a blank screen when I open either system.ini or boot.ini in msconfig. I've completed the 5 step process and this is my hijack log. Please help!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:36:27 PM, on 26/03/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe... Read more

A:Unable to open System Information, no system.ini, boot.ini screen

i added your first post from the xp section
good luck

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I have a dual boot system (2 hard drives) booting Suse and XP and boot up through Suse's built in boot manager which gives me the option of booting to Windows or Linux.

But since I barely ever use Linux I want to delete it off the 2nd drive so I can use it for a storage drive, so I'm wondering how to replace the Windows Master Boot Record so I can just boot into my XP drive. I'm scared that once I delete/reformat the contents of the 2nd hard drive (I'll probably use Partition Magic to do this through my XP drive) that I won't be able to boot XP up anymore. So before I do anything I want to just be able to boot into XP and bypass the linux drive before I delete it to make sure everything is ok.

Can anyone help me out with this?


A:Want to replace Master Boot Record on dual boot system & delete Linux drive

Yeah, if you toast linux then it won't boot up. I had that problem when I used Fedora and got rid of it. Boot from your XP disk and go to the repair console. You can use commands in there to make a new mbr. I can remember the exact command. I think you can type help and that will give you a list of available commands. I think it is "fixboot" or "fixmbr" but I can't remember the exact command.

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I custom built my PC, a few years ago. The motherboard came with Win7 Home Premium installed. It did NOT come with a boot disc. I have tried to do a simple system recovery from back-up image and it failed. I feel the only answer is a full system recovery but, I need my Win7 activation code and a boot disc to accomplish the task. I don't know how or where to find the code or how to create the boot disc. Yes, I am a PC novice and I need help. PLEASE!

A:How do I create a Win7 Boot Disc for a full system re-boot?

I've never seen a motherboard come with an Operating System but in the scheme of bundling I guess it's possible. Whoever installed the OS should have, and is required to by the licensing, given you the COA/Certificate of Authenticity that has the Product Key on it. If you don't have that you can retrieve it from the Registry of a RUNNING Windows computer using Belarc's Advisor or Magical Jellybean's Keyfinder, both free.
Belarc - System Management For The Internet Age. Software license management, IT asset management, IT security audits and more.
If you don't have the DVD check this page:

From Win7 Help and Support:

Create a system repair disc
System recovery options can help you repair Windows if a serious error occurs. To use system recovery options, you'll need a Windows installation disc or access to the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer. If you don't have either of those choices, you can create a system repair disc to access system recovery options.
Go to the Windows website to watch the video. (0:36)
To create a system repair disc

Open Control Panel then Backup and Restore.
In the left pane, click Create a system repair disc, and then follow the steps. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Note If you're prompted to insert a Windows installation disc,... Read more

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Current situation: When Windows XP boots it displays Windows logo, black screen and then a small error window with title "User Interface Failure" and text "The logon user interface dll msgina.dll failed to load. Contact your system administrator ..." There is a button to restart the system. Booting causes a loop back to the same state; I cannot get the system to boot to safe mode. Other than the lack of a logon and desktop the rest of the boot process seems to continue OK; I can access network shared drives from another system. Using BartPE I can see that msgina.dll is in C:\windows\system32 as it should be. Unfortunately much of the data I need to access for my work is not on shared drives and cannot be accessed by BartPE so I am in big trouble.

Background: The express version of SpyCatcher was installed a few daus ago. All was OK until I restarted the system and arrived at the current situation. I also have BartPE which I have used to look at the SpyCatcher logs and found entries that msgina.dll was quarantined (along with many other safe items). I believe this is the cause of the problem and not anything else.

I know that if I can get to a desktop to run SpyCatcher I can reverse all the items it wrongly quarantined. The question is how to get to the desktop? I have tried the following with no success:

- boot to safe mode
- verified msgina.dll is in the correct location,
has same hash code as original dll, and
doesn't have security set to prev... Read more

A:SpyCatcher blocks logon after boot; System in boot loop

Did you try 'Last known good config', and do you know if you have Restore point turned on?

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I am running Windows XP, SP2 on a Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R with Intel Q6600 processor, 4Gb of RAM and 3 hard drives - 2 SATA (II) and one IDE (the SATAs are not in RAID).

It first arose after having left the computer on over night and returning to find it frozen. It required a complete power off. Upon rebooting there are the usual options - start windows normally, last known good config, and the 3 safe mode options.

When trying either start normally or with last known good config, it brings up the familiar windows logo boot screen, then after a short while, reboots itself.

If trying one of the safe mode boot options, it goes through all the usual driver loads, and stops at JGOGO.sys, with the message 'Press Esc to cancel loading sptd.sys'. If I press escape, this message clears, the system hangs, and reboots itself. It I don't press escape, after a short while the message disappears, and a reboot happens.

I have tried a number of solutions to this problem - I have 3 hard drives, with XP running off one of the SATA drives. The IDE is currently empty and the other SATA holds media. I have tried running windows restore console and doing a CHKDSK /R on all disks. The boot hard drive has an 'unrecoverable error' on it, as did the other sata drive but that apparently disappeared after a second run of CHKDSK /R. After having run the CHKDSK on the drives, the system amazingly managed to boot fine, however, at the next reboot the problem reoccured. I have tried sw... Read more

A:System Will Not Boot - Safe Mode Boot Hangs At Jgogo.sys

One site said replacing the SATA cable solved the problem

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I installed Windows 8.1 to try.
The problem is that it stopped working and gives me troubleshooting boot menu .
I have Windows xp on the machine too that's working fine.
So now every time I open my pc, I get the boot menu where it says Windows 8 can't start. What u want to do. Run troubleshooting or boot in earlier version
I go ahead and select earlier version.
I just want to remove this menu and remove the entire Windows 8. I just want to go directly to Windows xp

A:Dual boot system (Windows 8.1 and xp), how to edit boot menu from xp

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management. To do this from XP, press the Prnt Scrn button, open built-in Paint to paste the screenshot in, Save File, attach back here in reply box using paper clip icon. Screenshot with Paint

If XP is still System Active in Disk Mgmt, then normally you can just delete 8, remove the boot entry in msconfig>Boot, but we need to see the screenshot to be sure of no unexpected configurations.

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So i had a win 7 and 8 dual boot system where
0 was sys reserved
1 was 7
2 was 8

i needed win xp for a piece of software so i shrunk my partition 1 (biggest and win 7)
and grabbed 40 gb for my xp install.

installed xp and obviously lost my boot loader for 7 and 8 so when i booted xp i installed easybcd and it showed my only boot loader was for 7 and 8 (even tho i was logged into xp. im guessing xp made it so that its partition now partition 2 was the boot partition.
but easybcd is still seeing part. 0 sys reserved as the boot. when i changed my active partition back to sys reserved it found the win 7 and 8 options but when i try to load 7 goes bsod for a second then restarts. 8 says error: inaccessible boot device.

how can i fix this? i repointed the boot partition back to xp so that i could log on here to talk to you all.

easybcd doesnt not even recognize a boot loader for xp. when im in xp it says my only bootloaders are for 7 and 8. WTF????

how could i completely recreate a boot manager for all 3?

A:triple boot system installed xp after win7 and 8-boot problems

You may try Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8 - Windows 8 Forums , it should fix all the bootloaders.

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1997 - 2001 INTEL

INTEL BASE CODE PXE-2.1 (build 083)
1997 - 2001 INTEL

CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 03 47 EE 30F4
guid 202080ba-e5id-b211-8000-fec76167eb7e




A:Boot Failure: System Halted PXE-E53 No Boot File Received

And your point is? Are you trying to load it from PXE? Is it just booting to this when your trying to load up the OS?

If you had a working PC with an OS but its showing this I would go into the BIOS and make sure the boot order is HDD first and NIC is last. I would also verify the BIOS sees the HDD that is installed...

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Hi all,

I cannot get into Windows due to problem booting and would greatly appreciate any help. Here is how it happened.

I was surfing the net and all of a sudden my screen frozed up while my harddrive suddenly went very quiet while its lights were still on. My computer did not respond so I tried to restart my pc. The screen then came up with the following error:

"Intel Boot Agent Version 4.0.19
Intel Base-Code, PXE-2.1 (Build 083)

PXE-E53: No Boot filename received

PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.

Boot Failure: System Halted"

I have WindowsXP installed but don't have the disc anymore so I'm hoping the solution to this problem will not require reinstallation or the disc. Also, I have not made any recent changes on my computer settings so this error seems to be have come up out of nowhere. My computer had been working fine before this and I have no idea why this error happened.

(Not sure if this info will help or even relevant but I have a router and a home network set up with another computer (a laptop). I did not make any changes on their setting prior to this error.)

Thank you very much for any help in advance.


A:Boot Failure: System Halted PXE-E53 No Boot File Received

This message means that the system is trying to boot from the network card...

This happens if it can't boot from the hard disk, look in the BIOS, is your hard drive still recognized by your mainboard ?

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A:Analyze Up To 100 System Boot Times With MaaS360 Boot Analyzer

Hey,thanks! I've been looking for a new program since bootVis.

Never mind, nothing like BootVis...

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I have been looking through this site for the last couple of days.
The situation:
My Windows 7 64 bit machine will not boot. It keeps going into Windows System recovery mode. I have tried that multiple times and rebooted each time but no luck.
System specs - Windows 7 64 bit, 16gb ram. Core i7-920 with 12 gb ram. This is an OEM disc that I bought from comp store, all parts and OS are less than three years old. C: drive - windows install a few apps, Drive 1 - games and music, drive 2 - everything else on disc.
So far I have taken down the error message:
stop: 0x0000007e(0xffffffffc0000005,0xfffff880030655c6,
0xfffff88009a8b78, oxfffff88009a83d0)

1) tried looking up this error with instructions. online instructions have had me go into the command prompt to perform edits on the c: \windows\System32 folder. These do not come up in my prompt on my c: drive - where windows in installed. See program files etc, but no Windows32 folder.
2) already have run the c: chkdsk /r to try and fix the disc. It went through everything and comes back saying there are no problems. Still cannot boot to windows either get BSOD mentioned above or recovery mode.
3) Cannot go to previous restored state (one of the choices ) as it states that I have no restore points although I know that I have established at least 2 in the last 2-3 months
4) Tried inserting the Windows 7 disc and running repair from there but it just takes me to the same Windows system recovery mode which still does ... Read more

A:BSOD system won't boot, error 0x0000007e cannot boot to safemode

Is a driver listed on BSOD screen? After running "startup repair" from recovery environment you see a text something like "view diagnostic details". Click on it. It lists the tests that did run. status 0x0 means success. Which tests fail and with which error?

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I have a dual boot environment with two Win XP installed on different disks, XP1 and XP2 . XP1 was installed first and contains the boot files (NTLDR, boot.ini...) and XP2 came second. Now, I would like to keep XP2 and get rid of XP1. How can i delete XP1 since it contains the boot files? if i delete XP1 i am afraid to not be able to boot on XP2..., thanks

A:Solved: removing a boot partition in a dual boot system

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Unable to get beyond BIOS - need bootable recovery CD that can re-initialize Boot Record and/or reimage drive
Gateway HDMI, AMD A6 processor 4 mb Ram

A:Win 8.1 Pro 64Bit boot bcd error 0xc0000034 CANNOT Boot System Need Recovery

Hi -
Does your system have a HDD Recovery partition?
Take a look at this from Gateway - https://panam.gateway.com/s/software/MICROSOF/vista/7515418/7515418su531.shtml
If no-go with HDD Recovery partition, you'll need to contact Gateway and order replacement recovery discs -
Regards. . .

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My brother reset his laptop recently and now when he tries to turn it on it goes to a color bar test... we clicked yes we could see the colors and now it's going to the ePSA assessment.... 

it goes through the assessment just fine and then tries to reboot... but instead starts the process all over with the color bars... 
What do we do?!

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I am working on an XP-sp2 Dell Dimension system and I get the following message:
"Windows could not open because the following file was missing or corrupt...\windows\system32\config\system"

Is there any other way to fix this other than system restore so I don't loose all the files and programs I have installed since I bought this about 5 years ago?

A:Solved: XP System won't boot- Is system restore needed

Hi system restore unlikely to work.
It's either following suggestions at the Microsoft link or reinstalling Xp

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System: Dell Studio XPS 1340 running Windows 7 x64 build 7600

I just had to reinstall the OS on this system because something went wrong. After the clean install, everything was working fine until it got time to install the Dell System Software (found here: Drivers & Downloads )

When I installed this and rebooted, the "Starting Windows" screen took a little longer than usual. Then there was a blue screen for half a second and then the system restarted. I was able to revert using startup repair to a previous restore point. Do I really need the system software that much, and if so, how do I go about fixing this problem?

A:Installing Dell System Software causes system to not boot.

Hello and Welcome to SF,


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I want to make a recovery disc to reset my entire 4 partition dual boot hard drive back to its current state. the recovery would reset both xp and win 7 which i have dual booting. can i make one single image to do this without it screwing up my boot loaders etc? what should i use? 3rd party software?

A:How to make a system image for a dual boot system

I don't know if I have heard of anyone doing 4 partitions in a single image, with a dual boot in the mix.

But---I have no reason to believe you can't do it.

It may turn out that you are better off making a separate image of each partition since you may find that only one of them goes bad.

Most here would recommend Macrium or Acronis, but it may be that Windows built-in imaging can do it also.

I wouldn't get lulled into a false sense of security just because you had an image.

WHS may have some ideas if he sees this.

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Hi there, first time posting. I have a problem on my system that on startup it opens windows boot manager and I have to choose to open windows vista. The only other option is to do a diagnostic scan, (which I have tried selecting with no results.) From What I have read, I understand this page would show up if I had multiple operating systems, but I don't. It didn't do this before. Can anybody help with what may be the issue?
Thanks in advance.

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I was sent to this forum from my this post https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/thread/updatethread?forum=windows&threadId=fcf84a0c-9fd7-4932-9c7f-2570879309d0

I will add the content after I get past this hurdle:

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Hi all...

My Gateway Laptop (NV55S05u) had a Norton scan today and found a trojan virus that Norton could not remove. I restarted the computer to try to get it in safe mode, and when I restarted I got a black screen with just a cursor. I was able to get into the BIOS (F2) and also able to burn AVG rescue disk onto a CD and boot from that as I was unable to boot from a USB stick or SD card. I ran all the scans I could find and deleted the virus files off my system. I then created a Windows 7 recovery CD from a different functioning computer and booted from that disk. I was able to run startup repair, but then it doesn't finish. I don't get a chance to see why it doesn't finish because this stupid HP Recovery Manager pops up. Upon further research, I discovered it should have something that says "System Recovery" to reset back to factory settings. I can see it is there, but I am unable to click on it. I then tried doing a system restore back to an earlier point and it completes and has me restart. When I restart, I push F2 again to change the boot order so the computer boots from the hard drive first. When I do this, I just get the black screen with a cursor in the upper left corner of the screen. I am not sure what else to do at this point. I do not have the original windows 7 disk as I bought it pre-loaded on this laptop. This computer is only about 2 months old so I am freaking out. If anyone has any ideas I would be SO appreciative.

A:System will not boot, cannot use F8, cannot access advanced boot menu

You do not need to buy a new copy of Win7 as you own the one which came preinstalled on the Gateway for the life of the machine, and can reinstall it as often as you need and in any way you want via several methods.

First work through these steps for when Windows 7 fails to boot.

I should tell you that Norton and AVG raise red flags with the experts here - the better choices are in the steps.

Do you have a Win7 System Repair Disk to use as this is best to try the repairs?

If not you can download the latest official Win7 ISO download with SP1 for your licensed version and burn to DVD or write to flash stick using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool:
Win7 Home Premium x86 SP1 English Official ISO download

Use one of these disks for repairs given in the steps above, or if necessary to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM without the bloatware and useless factory utilities which have better versions in Win7.

You can also try running Gateway Factory Recovery by tapping the key given on first boot screen for Recovery, or order Recovery Disks from Gateway Tech Support which is included free for the first year along with a full parts and replacement warranty.

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I run a home-built dual boot system. Specs:
W2K Pro + all service packs current. Win XP Pro + SP 3. Intel P 4 2.4Ghz, ASUS P4B266-C mobo, 80GB HDD, 2GB DDR RAM.
On the W2K Pro partition, I have Avast AntiVirus installed with all signatures current. On the XP Pro partition, I have AVG with all signatures current. I also run Spybot S & D. I run FireFox on both partitions.
Iwas on the XP Pro system today and was booted off FireFox and my system rebooted. During a reboot, I always get the option to either boot to W2K Pro or WXP Pro. At that screen, I get a warning that I have a boot sector virus on my hard drive. I am advised to put a clean floppy in and reboot and asked if I want to continue.

Long story short, I was able to get past the prompts and boot up to W2K Pro. I ran my Avast AV and came up clean. I also ran SpyBot and came up clean. I was able to get back to the XP Pro partition and ran an AV scan a it found a couple things:

MsUpdate.exe and Trojan Horse downloader.generic7.AOVP

It also changed/cleaned up:


The PC seems to work fine except for the 'boot sector virus' warning and prompts when I boot. I'm a bit reluctant to shut down at this point. Any ideas how to proceed?

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I guess Win2K and me just dont get along and i need some more help. I have a dual boot system setup as follows:

Win98se=30gig hd
Win2kPro=40gig hd

I did not disconect the Win98 drive during installation of Win2k and it installed a boot loader (boot.ini) that offers either system with Win2k as default. I have played with the boot.ini file trying to get it to simply boot directly to Win98 when the 30gig hd is selected in the MB bios and when the other hd(40gig) is selected, to Win2K. I would like to remove the boot loader completely or at least make Win98 the default when booting from the Win98 drive. The boot.ini file is follows:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
C:\="Microsoft Windows"

Any help either removing or modifying the file would be appreciated.

A:Remove Boot Loader from Dual Boot System

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I got very interesting problem here. I just build new PC:
Albatron KX400-8XV/XP2200/Kingston DDR 512Mb RAM/Maxtor DiamondPlus 80 Gb/CD-ROM + CDRW/Floppy.
When I first turned new PC "on" - everything went OK. All three fan's (two on motherboard and one on case) turned "on" too.
Then I heard one short beep. I access CMOS setup and tried to auto detect my HDD - no success, my HDD was not recognized. I tried to change jumpers from MASTER to CABLE SELECT - with same result. Both my CD-Rom and CD-RW, floppy drive were recognized by CMOS but interesting thing is: when I setup sequence (1.Floppy, 2.CD-Rom, 3.HDD) system wont boot from either of them. I only can see black screen with some info on it: motherboard name, processor model, how much memory and then system starts to look for HDD but can not find it and hangs.
I tested HDD on my anoter PC and test went OK. I tried to switch HDD, CD-Rom and CD-RW connectors between IDE1 and IDE2 connectors on motherboard - still the same.

A:New build PC: CMOS does not rekognize HDD, system does not boot according to boot seq

Hi, Just a thought but probaly not so since (Atapi and Floppy are being detected) Be sure to chek that the Clear CMOS jumper is set to the normal mode, usaually (pin1 to pin2).
Copy the Drive Parameters off the Max hardiskoff and manually enter them in under Primary IDE in BIOS.
2nd, just a thought but hav you chekd for the proper orientation of the signal cable for the hardisk to make sure pin1 red is properly orinted on the disk and the end goin to the controller on MB. Also, try chngin out the Primary IDE signal cable with a known good one. Let us know.

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I'm having issues with my system not booting. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit.

I've had the problem for a while now. What happens is this:

The computer runs through it's pre-boot routines then gives me the single beep to indicate that everything is ok. Then nothing happens. The screen goes black and I wait for Windows to appear but it doesn't. Usually switching it off then starting it up again does the trick but clearly something is not right somewhere.

Last weekend my C Drive died and I just assumed that the problem had been a symptom of the progressive failure of that drive but now I've got a brand new drive and within half an hour of installing my system the issue has resurfaced.

Now I'm not sure whether the issue is system or hardware related. I'm also worried that the failure of my last C Drive might have been somehow caused by it.

Is there anything I can check or test to pin down exactly what is happening and resolve it?

Many thanks.


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i have dell laptop with vista as primary and i have installed xp as a second OS and it worked fine as a dual boot system and
Recently i was formatted vista and installed now the peoblem arises i can boot into vista but whe i press the xp it shows the message

status: 0xc000000f

Info: the selected entry could not be loaded because the application is misssing or corruptClick to expand...

i couldn't find the files boot.ini ,ntldr,ntdetect.com in my system............
pls help me i have lot of applications in my xp

A:XP won't boot in dual boot system with Vista as primary

You should try reinstalling XP

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I had Vista and XP installed as a dual booting system. I recently removed Vista and reformated the partition where I had Vista installed. Now when I restart my computer the boot loader/manager screen comes up and asks me what OS I want to load. Vista is automatically highlighted and above that 'earlier version" is listed. And I have 30 seconds to make a selection.

What do I have to do to have the computer boot up automatically to Windows XP and not have this screen come up?

A:Boot Loader/Manager (dual boot system)

Hello Techie19

To get rid of the dual-boot option, go to Start/Run and type

On the boot.ini tab, click "Check all boot paths".


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I can't boot into my xp drive from my Dual boot system. Primary and default boot is Win7 Secondary boot is WinXP. Both OS's are on separate drives. When I try to boot into the XP drive My error msg says:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file."

So far to this this I have reinstalled a Norton Ghost image of Windows 7. No Joy. I also tried to fix the boot sector from Windows 7 by using the repair function when installing the operating system. No Joy.

Evidently there are some other commands could use from the command prompt? Would they help. I have been using Windows since 1998 but I never learned the boot sector very well and am lost when trying to fix it.

A:Cannot boot into XP drive in Win7/XP Dual Boot System.

Install EasyBCD free version in Windows 7 and use it to add XP to the boot menu.


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With an XP Pro/W7 Pro Dual boot configuration, is it possible to do the following (see screen shot or DiskMgmt info of current config below):
1. Move boot data from XP partition to the W7 (extended) partition
2. Make W7 partition the Primary System partition
3. Format the XP partition
4. Extend/Expand the W7 partition on to the available partition
I have seen and tried many of the so called solutions currently posted with no success. I can't help but notice that Microsoft does not currently offer a solution.
Alternatively, if the above is not currently possible (which seems to be the case), can I do the following:
1. Backup W7 and my documents partition to another drive
2. Format the system drive
3. Re-install W7
4. Successfully restore W7 with the backup (retaining all programs & drivers).
If this is all that needs to be done, it's a no-brainer and should be recommended as the work around from MS. My only fear to taking this leap is for some possible unforseen reason, the restore function will not work with the new build.
Thanks in advance for any "sure and sound advice".
Currently booted into W7
Disk0 - 74.53GB - Online
WXP (D:)
Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)
My Documents (E:)
40.75GB NTFS
Healthy (Logical Drive)
W7 (C:)
23.93GB NTFS
Healthy (Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Logical Drive)
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A:Removal of XP System boot partition from a W7 Dual boot

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD. You 'll have to convert the Win7 Logical partition there to Primary first so that you can mark Win7 Active, then delete XP, resize Documents/Win7 extended partition into delete XP space, then boot into the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup repair up to 3 separate times to write MBR to Win7.

[This is complicated by the Win7 partition being a part of Documents extended partition. You may need to include the Documents partition in all of the operations below involving Win7 partition. If you want to separate and move the Documents partition, or liquidate it into Win7 , ask back for additional steps.]

Boot PW CD, select 1 for screen resolution, rightclick Win7 logical partition>Modify>Convert to Primary, OK.

Rightclick converted Win7 Primary partition>Modify>Set to Active, OK.

Rightclick XP partition>Delete, OK.

Rightclick Win7 partition>Resize>slide left grey border to the left to take up deleted XP space, OK. Apply all steps.

Win7 will not now boot, so boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots, to write the MBR to Win7 until it starts.

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Hi all! I had to reset (disconnect power) our D400 home server because it did not react.After booting all LEDs look like the system is online after reboot. Blue power LED, blue Network LED, blue HDD LED, blue system diagnostic LED and the HDD-LEDs oh both HDDs are blue.But I can not connect to or ping the home server. Is it possible that booting has not finished yet (I'm waiting for 3 hours now) because the home server performs a file system check? The HDDs sound like there is activity... Thanks and regards!

A:D400 does not boot - file system check during boot...

hi aladiim,
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
It's possible that the D400 is performing a chkdsk on the drives for consistency but 3 hours seems long unless there's something wrong with one the drives. If the server is still not booting up after a couple of more hours, you may need to restore the home server. To do this, you will need to:
1. Press and hold the power button on the D400 server until it shuts off
2. Remove all HDD's to prevent data loss
3. Press and hold the reset button at the back of the D400 server until the system status LED turns red and starts to blink
4. Insert the Home Server Recovery DVD on the client computer and run it
5. Follow the screen instructions and Choose Server Recovery (recommended) to recover from system failure - Note that system settings and user accounts will be lost.
Hope this helps

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I've got Windows 7 installed and would like to set up a dual boot system with an Ubuntu 9.04. However, I would like to use the Windows 7 boot loader instead of GRUB. How can I do that? Thanks in advance.

A:Linux Dual Boot System Using the Windows 7 Boot MGR

See if this thread from today helps: Where to install ubuntu in my system?

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Today i was trying to restore my backup of the partition with the windows xp system on it.
Of course, everything went wrong and Norton Ghost 2003 had an error at about 95%. I thought i can just boot from the win xp cd and fix the problem... no way

when i try to boot from the win xp cd, i get a black screen after checking my pc configuration, no driver loading etc.

when i try to boot from my sata drive, it says that there are some missing files (that's not strange, if ghost didnt work like it should)

when i try to boot from any other drive i get an error like this:
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to
prevent damage to your

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen,
restart your computer.
If this screen appears again, follow thease steps:

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

Technical information:
STOP: 0x0000007B(0xF8958640, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000,
motherboard: Gigabyte GA-8I945GMF-RH

can anyone help??

A:STOP 0x0007B (0xF8958640... no system boot no cd boot WTF

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I have a Lenovo Flex 5 with Windows 10 Preinstalled. 
When I try booting from a USB drive and get the following error: System doesn't have any USB boot option. Please select other boot option in boot manager menu. I followed some advice found in forums and disabled secure boot. That did not help. I also tried to enable legacy boot option but that option does not exist in the bios. The bios is InsydeH20 Rev 5.0 and the boot mode is UEFI which is not clickable or changeable.
 I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 ini file on the USB drive. I reformatted the USB drive to Fat32 before copying the ini file to it using these instructions: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200124(v=ws.11).aspx
What am I doing wrong? What am I missing?
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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Hello everyone i really need help on this one.

so, i had multiple systems (3) on my computer but mainly 1 i use everyday, so i formated the two partitions with the systems i dont need after a reeboot (like i ecpected) i had a bootmbr missing error. So i went and tryed using the repair function of the dvd but that dident work. So i installed a complete new system on one of the new partitions (i left the old one allown), after i installed the new system i booted up and installed easy bcd and added my old partition to my boot manager, but after i boot up I can see the boot menu and select the old system i want to start up from but it brings an error and tells me to enter the dvd and repair the system. I am so lost on this. why istent it just taking the files and booting? what did i do wrong? i would really apprechiate help! Thanks everyone!

A:No boot up mutiboot system after deleting old system

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk management drive map with listings, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Tell us what is on each partition.

You needed to make sure the Win7 you wish to keep is marked System Active before deleting OS's which may hold the System boot files. To do this you mark the keeper Active then boot then boot the DVd or Repair CD to Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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