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Q: vista boot fail

got a Dell dim 9200, it was working fine until I turn it off before go to work, but when I turn it on again, the screen where you suppose to log in never arrives the vista sign says confiuring updates then shuts down restarts and loops on + on I ran a diagnosis and got the error 0F00: 137B Drive media is missing or blank. I hit F8 and try most of the options, included "repair the computer", and now the laptop keep rebooting and never get to the login page. If anyone has the solution for this error, I would really appreciate it. as the only way I can get in to the computer is using the f2/8/12 keys Thanks in advance ...kim

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Preferred Solution: vista boot fail

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A: vista boot fail

Did you get any disks with that PC?......

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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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After closing the lid on my studio 1535 (WINDOWS VISTA), I tried to restart it, but to no avail. I get this message after trying to boot windows:

Stop:c000021a (fatal system error)The session manager failed to create prefixes system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000003a (0x00000000) (0x00000000), The system has been shut down.

After researching a bit, I realized what may have happened. I remember awhile before it stopped working the "update windows" window on my lower right that said it would restart in a couple mins. Then I clicked postpone 4hrs, and that 4 hrs may have occured during the duration i closed the lid. I read from another forum that when you interrupt windows while updating (hibernation, sleep, close the lid), you'll receive this error ( at least someone else on here experienced this problem AND havent yet been resolved.)

I tried system restore(couldnt get to the page with the image restore, etc because it goes to a blank screen), last known good settings, safe mode, diagnostic, AND I EVEN TRIED TO FORMAT IT WITH THE OPERATING SYSTEM REINSTALLATION DVD (using run dvd on f12), but all that happened was that it took me back to dell booting screen where after waiting awhile goes into a blank screen with a cursor. (OR IS THIS NOT THE CORRECT WAY TO FORMAT?) THIS IS THE SAME PROBLEM http://en.community.dell.com/forums/......cs=19&s=dhs is experiencing, and I dont believe his harddrive is broken.

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A:My Comp wont boot Windows Vista. Stop: c000021a, Update fail

Please see this MS KB --> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/156669

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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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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I have two Windows 7 64 bit systems that worked perfectly until approx two weeks ago. They started becoming unresponsive to various websites, such as b1015.com (unable to listen live). Both computers then started having problems opening sites through google searches.
 
Following this, most updates on both computers fail. Downloads from the internet fail. Updating flash on one - failed. downloading .net framework update - failed.
 
One computer has MSE - updated and ran scan - no threats found
One computer has AVast - updated and ran scan - no threats found
 
Tried to download malwarebytes on the computer with avast - failed
went to XP station - downloaded to thumb drive and installed from thumb drive and ran  - no threats found
 
from cmd prompt -  ran sfc /scannow on both computers  -  no problems found
 
Can anyone give me any ideas of where to go from here to get both of these computers working properly again
 
VR-
 
Bec

A:Updates Fail/Downloads Fail/Flash Sites Fail x2 computers

The first place to start is are you getting any error messages when the updates fail? What do the messages state -- for example, do you get any error codes? Please post that information here.

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Hi i want to duel boot windows 7 and windows 8.1...i have a 240gb ssd with windows 7 already installed on it....i also have a 2tb storage hardrive and i use this for storage..btw this hardrive did have my windows 7 on it untill i bought the ssd then i ported windows 7 on to the ssd using Paragon Migrate OS to SSD...then i formatted the 2tb drive and have it as a storage drive now.

Ok so my problem is when i split my 2tb storage drive into 2 partitions using AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition ("i intend to use the one partition of about 750gb for windows 8.1") ..however my computer will not boot anymore? i get a Status Oxc0000225 The boot selection failed....i belive this is because the storage drive still has the mbr on it from when it had windows 7 on it...in fact i know it is still on there but i dont know how to delete the mbr from the storage drive???

If i split the storage drive into 2 partitions the computer will not boot....if i disconnect the storage drive and boot with only the ssd it will boot again my pc boots again....also if i rejoin the storage drive back to one partition and reconnect it..it boot fine with it connected again....so there for some reason windows on C drive does not like my storage drive having a different size or being 2 partitions and it appears it needs some information from the storage drive if conceted to be able to have successful boot??... could this have something with the old MBR on my storage drive from when windows 7... Read more

A:Oxc0000225 boot fail after resizing storage drive want to duel boot

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Can i delete the mbr from the storage drive


no






Quote:
does my storage drive need an mbr?


yes





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and can i ever restore that drive back to a primary drive?


yes make sure none of the volumes on it are marked active

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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:






Quote:
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


Or

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

Hi

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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My story:  The hard drive failed in my Y510P a few weeks ago, so I installed a 512 GB M.2 NGFF ZTC SSD.  (I bought the SSD a few months ago when hard drive first had symptoms, but then held off installing it due to lack of time and because HD passed diagnostic tests with no apparent problems).  Anyway, after the HD finally failed, I found I could boot it to BIOS and see the hard drive information, even though I couldn't boot the HD.  I originally had Windows 8.1, but had upgraded to Windows 10.  Prior to upgrading to Windows 10, I had backed up the recovery partition to a USB drive.  After physically installing the SSD, I tried using this recovery USB to clean install Windows 8.1 to the SSD (thinking Windows would then prompt me to upgrade to Windows 10 again), but the recovery software was unable to do that (so what good is the recovery software if it cannot deal with a catastrophic HD failure?).  Not that I wanted to go back to Windows 8.1 again, but I am really surprised it was basically useless under circumstances it might really be needed.  I was just trying to use it as a stepping stone in the recovery process. So next, with a little searching, I found I could download a Windows 10 installer directly from Microsoft.  I did that and it installed Windows 10 without any trouble. Yesterday morning, I found that my Y510P would not boot the new drive.  It would d... Read more

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hello Every one

Over last week i had problem in my Windows7 to boot
I get Over than 20minute to boot (Repair/Formate Or normal boot or in CD)
despite my config :
Os : Windows Xp
CPU : Core2Duo e4600
Gpu : Nvidia Ge Force 9500GT
Ram : 2go


sorry for my bad language
and thanks you for your help

A:Fail boot in Windows7 (repaire or any boot)

So, you have a Windows 7 disk and when you place it in the disk drive it takes a while. It's relatively normal for disks.
Once it's installed the boot times will be much much much less.

What are you trying to do? You want to install it over the current Windows XP?

How much time does it take to get you to the screen where you choose the language? Can you proceed?

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For the past week our class has been assigned a "broken" computer to fix. Our teacher created some problem that prevents Windows Xp Pro from booting. It finishes loading off bios and immediatley after it "Verifies Dmi Pool Data" and attempts to load Xp off the hard drive it hangs. We know it is a hard drive problem because we replaced the old hard drive with an identical new one and the machine ran fine. We have tried every thing and we are running out of ideas. We are able to boot to command prompt using XP rescue disk. We have 18 people and limitless resources trying to solve the problem and we still cant do it. If there is anyone out there who can offer help of any kind it would be greatly appreciated.

800mhz celeron
Windows Xp Pro
Maxtor 20 gb Hd
Shuttle Mother board

 

A:Fail to boot XP Pro off of Hd

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Hello , I have a old Notebook (Laptop) with 2Gb Ram, like in the description a Compaq V6000 model 6180ea It's pretty old, but I need him to use it . Some time ago, I've buyied a new Power Adapter because the last one was damaged and everything was working fine until now. It seems the battery doesn't work anymore, but I'm surprised because with no battery the laptop, boot up , shows the way to open the BIOS and after that he shut down. If I access the BIOS, he doesn't shut down, but he stay open until I save and exit from BIOS and after that shuts down again... Why so? All this because he doesn't have a battery anymore? On my other Notebook from Hp, I use it connected to the power directly. I connect the battery to the laptop when I'm away from home... and it's work fine.... What I can do to solve this problem with this old laptop too? I hope you can help me. Thank You!  Claudio_S

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Last night my pc was running fine and just before I went for some shut eye put my pc into sleep mode
today I woke my pc only for it not to allow me to log on, mouse movement only nothing was clickable so after a short while I decided to reset
upon boot I got the green loading bar but then a black screen after about 20 mins I gave up and tried a restore last good config.... Yeah nice one it bsod on me At 55% chkdsk and now I get a windows boot manager error
file: \boot\bcd
I tried Bootrec /RebuildBcd but it brings back an error that it can not create the new file as the file already exists
I'm not having much luck with the recovery disk for repair options as it can't seem to find the OS and brings back errors of can not recover
everything seems on a go slow and ubuntu can't find my c drive
even tried spin right and that can't recover a bad sector
I'm at a loss as to what to do befor the fresh install option
I'm on my last option to try use a back up store disk but I'm of the opinion that not even that will help
edit: I'm now sat at system recovery where no drives or OS ar showing

A:Boot fail

The surest way to fix it is a Complete reformat and re-install of windows.

That's what I did.

Can you enter Safe Mode? If so, at least you can save all of your files.

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Hello,

I have a problem. Here is the situation. I started out with a two 500 gig raid striped hdd running windows 7. I recently acquired a 1tb wd black hdd and installed a fresh copy of win7 on that while the previous RAID setup was still active so I could easily copy files over to the 1tb as needed. The 1tb drive is also part of the RAID as a non-member disk.

The problem I am having is that without the original hdd's, windows will not boot on the 1tb hdd alone. It seems as though the boot information is all on the striped setup. When they are active, I have a choice to select the original os on the striped hdd, or the new one on the 1tb. I ran windows repair with the 1tb hdd alone and it said there was no system disk, but said it repaired, yet it still asks me to insert valid boot media in bios.

Anyone know how to make my 1tb drive bootable without the RAID drives present?

A:fail to boot

   Information
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.


With only the 1tb plug in,
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) FIxMBR.




Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Hi guys,

I am currently typing this in safe mode as when my computer attempts to start it gets past the windows loading screen then goes completely blank.

The signal just stops as the monitor power light flashes, which means it is not receiving a signal.

I have not placed any new software or hardware it has just happened, does any one have any ideas please?

Thanks

Phil
 

A:XP Boot Fail

I think that it may be an application causing the problem. Go to Start / Run and type msconfig Go to the startup tab and start removing items one at a time and restart the computer. Do Not remove the anti-virus or firewall if there. This way you should find the culprit.
 

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Hi guys, I just got this new X1C 4TH today, which I waited for almost 3 months... But the frustrating thing is that it was stuck at the "Just a moment" phase for more than 2 hours.I disabled the wireless LAN, wireless WAN and bluetooth in the BIOS settings, as some other guys suggested on the web. And then I rebooted it. But still it was stuck at the "just a moment" phase for more than 1 hour by now. Does anyone can lend a hand here? Much appreciated!

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When i start my Laptop its come with a black screen and just ( _ ) symbol is blinking I change the first boot option with HDD but its not working. I tyed repair mood but it failed, also i try chkdsk /r but its boot failed again. when i try Live CD and select " Boot from HDD operating system win7/vista" then its run properly. but in normal mood ( without live cd ) windows is not booting i think its a boot loader problem. HDD is brand new with single Windows 7 OS.

How can i solve this problem?? please suggest me.

A:HDD Boot Fail

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i try chkdsk /r but its boot failed




If Check Disk (chkdsk /r) fails, that would mean your new HDD has either failed, or is not plugged in.
Boot into Setup (Bios) is the HDD recognized here? Pull the HDD out and re-seat it until you see it in the Bios.

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Hey all,

So I hear W7 is pretty popular now or something

I've been attempting to upgrade my Vista install to 7 recently but have come across a strange issue.

Im currently running x64 Vista Ultimate, and am trying to upgrade to x64 W7 ultimate however whenever I select the x64 package on the disk I have, I'm greeted with this error message:



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Weird no? It seems to be contradicting itself....

So I tried launching the 32 bit package and installing that in case I was wrong and was actually running x86 all these years, and was greeted with:



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So great.

I can't install x64, because apparently I'm running x86, and I can't install x86 because I'm already running x64.

Good job windows

I've tried 2 W7 ultimate discs, and it's happened with both in exactly the same way, so I suspect the problem lies deep within my Vista installation....

Has anyone come across an error like this before? Or have any suggestions on my next course of action?

Other than a tear down and fresh install over the top I can't see a way out... and it's taken me so long to get my media library's set up and annexed just right I really CBA to be fiddling about again...

Thanks all!

A:Vista -> W7 upgrade fail?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by The Editor


Hey all,


Im currently running x64 Vista Ultimate, and am trying to upgrade to x64 W7 ultimate however whenever I select the x64 package on the disk I have, I'm greeted with this error message:

So I tried launching the 32 bit package and installing that in case I was wrong and was actually running x86 all these years, and was greeted with:

I've tried 2 W7 ultimate discs, and it's happened with both in exactly the same way, so I suspect the problem lies deep within my Vista installation....


Thanks all!


Hello The Editor, welcome to Seven Forums!

"select the x64 package"


I'm curious about this statement above, where did you get the installation DVD(s) from, the 32-bit and the 64-bit should be separate DVDs please clarify.

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Okay, I really need some help from you.. please!

Over the Christmas break, my laptop seems to have developed a new problem. All of a sudden, I realized that my wireless connection was not ok, and when I did an ipconfig, the Subnet Mask had changed to 255.255.0.0 and the IPv4 address was a 169.x.x.x address. I know that my IPv4 address has to be in the 192.168.x.x range with the subnet being 255.255.255.0. That's what my other laptop has. Because my laptop couldn't get to the subnet, it couldn't get to the internet as well.

I then went into IPv4 properties and set it to Use a fixed IP, gave an available 192.168.x.x IP, provided the right subnet and gateway address, and my laptop got back its internet access.

Looks like something happened to bring the network to this state, as right after this, I realized that my Windows Update was not set to 'Automatic Update' ON. I tried to bring it up, and it would not come on. I've tried various suggestions from the net, including re-registering all the DLLs, running it Microsoft FixIt 50461 and 50202, to say the least. When I attempt to bring up the Windows Update service manually, it indicates Error 0x80072726: An invalid argument was supplied. I've tried to make sure that the dependent services are up (only one was the RPC one and that is UP).

BTW, I have removed the Norton Internet Security 2011 installed on this machine as well, while I am trying to resolve this.

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A:Vista-32 Updates Fail

Here's the HijackThis logfile:
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:05:20 PM, on 1/3/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Mattel\Barbie Girls\Mattel.BarbieGirls.Tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXE
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
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I have a Dell Inspiron laptop running 32-bit Vista. It has developed the "local only" (no internet) problem and none of the fixes I have found work. How exactly do I restore, refresh or whatever the OS? There is a recovery partition on the disk. I assume I would wind up with the original version, which means I would have to update the drivers, etc., (if I then have Internet access). Can I still do that, or has Microsoft totally abandoned Vista? Plan B would be to move to Windows 7. Would this require buying the program with a valid product key? Any suggestions?

A:Vista fail, replace

LLOYDB,
You can click the link below for information restoring Windows Vista. If you wanted to install Windows 7 on your computer you can click the link below to choose your computer and see if there are Windows 7 drivers available. You would then need to purchase the Windows 7 OS.
Restore Windows Vista
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I recently got my computer back into a workable state after almost a month of work and fail. Originally I was dual booting Vista & Ubuntu, then after a platter went bad across both partitions i basically had to go back to scratch (you can find out more deets here). Anyway, I have Ubuntu 9.10 installed and it is running fine, once it boots.

my rig is a homebrew with an i7 920, intel dx58so mobo, 2x2g DDR3 ram, 850W Thermaltake, ATI 4870

I am facing two primary problems. A) my BIOS post time has gone from 3 to about 15-20 seconds, and OS boot from GRUB menu went from about 8 to 30 seconds. B) i am running into an error trying to install vista from my OEM DVD (Home Premium 64-bit); it gets to the green (kernel) loading bar part of the menu, then hangs indefinitely (for at least 25 minutes). i thought this may have to do with bios and an ide/ahci driver loading issue but in ide mode it still isnt responding. (this disk is clean, and i have used it three times previously to reinstall.)

A) i am considering updating my BIOS (which has been updated quite a few times over the past 15 months) to see if that will resolve/reset the problem. however, i am doubtful that it will and fearful that it will only cause more problems. however, could it be a physical problem with the board? i did a complete teardown and rebuild and nothing seemed to be out of order but i wouldnt have known what to check other than big problems.

B) i would hope that updating the BIOS might purge whatever d... Read more

A:Vista DVD Install Fail

Xth Day Update: After a Successful flash procedure, and then an unsuccessful reboot, I flipped BIOS Jumper to config, got into BIOS and it appeared to be a false warning and the BIOS booted in config correctly, i made a few adjustments to fit my machine. Flipped the jumper back to normal, restarted, presto GRUB2 is back.

In summary i flashed to the latest BIOS revision and the boot to Post seems to have lessened somewhat, but the OS boot time is still pretty awful. Minor concerns, but it seems to be pointing at something that i think is causing my main problem:

What is happening that when i insert the Vista DVD it hangs at the green bar loading screen and it wont let me install the OS? Am i having a driver conflict with Recognizing the HDDs, a permissions problem since I am running GRUB2 and it wont let me own the hard drive, a problem with the SATA drivers and my DVD Drive?

Please Help.
 

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I recently got my computer back into a workable state after almost a month of work and fail. Originally I was dual booting Vista & Ubuntu, then after a platter went bad across both partitions i basically had to go back to scratch ( you can find out more deets here). Anyway, I have Ubuntu 9.10 installed and it is running fine, once it boots.

my rig is a homebrew with an i7 920, intel dx58so mobo, 2x2g DDR3 ram, 850W Thermaltake, ATI 4870

I am facing two primary problems. A) my BIOS post time has gone from 3 to about 15-20 seconds, and OS boot from GRUB menu went from about 8 to 30 seconds. B) i am running into an error trying to install vista from my OEM DVD (Home Premium 64-bit); it gets to the green (kernel) loading bar part of the menu, then hangs indefinitely (for at least 25 minutes). i thought this may have to do with bios and an ide/ahci driver loading issue but in ide mode it still isnt responding. (this disk is clean, and i have used it three times previously to reinstall.)

A) i am considering updating my BIOS (which has been updated quite a few times over the past 15 months) to see if that will resolve/reset the problem. however, i am doubtful that it will and fearful that it will only cause more problems. however, could it be a physical problem with the board? i did a complete teardown and rebuild and nothing seemed to be out of order but i wouldnt have known what to check other than big problems.

B) i would hope that updating the BIOS might purge w... Read more

A:Vista DVD Install Fail

Hi see if anything here helps you http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vi..._installed.htm

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hey all
i've bought a new laptop; it came with windows vista 64 bit.
anyway, i can't install a printer on my home network: it can find the printer but it has issues with drivers.
the printer is a Canon LBP 3300.
as far as i can tell, the canon website doesn't specify whether the driver it offers for download is only for the vista 32 bit...
but when i tried to install it i got a message saying:
Cannot correctly run this installer on this operating system.
Use an installer compatible with your operating system.
what can i do? (not keen on doing any xp emulation or anything)
thanks for any help

A:vista 64 printer fail?

They are for 32bit, try to install them in compatibility mode

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Does anyone else get a lot of problems with chrome and vista 32bit home basic?

A:Chrome+Vista=One big fail

I thought it was only me... Try 'SRWare Iron' it's pretty much the same of if not better... ---> http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.phpEdit; Sorry to see about your dog, we had a cat for 20 years and one of the hardest things for us was to put her down... But it was her time and now in cat haven which I'm sure is a cool place...

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hey all,
just bought a new laptop - came with windows vista 64 bit (i had no choice! )
anyway, i can't install a printer on my home network: it can find the printer but it has issues with drivers.
the printer is a Canon LBP 3300.
as far as i can tell, the canon website doesn't specify whether the driver it offers for download is only for the vista 32 bit...
but when i tried to install it i got a message saying:
Cannot correctly run this installer on this operating system.
Use an installer compatible with your operating system.
what can i do? (not keen on doing any xp emulation or anything)
thanks for any help
 

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Yes, I know, but my Vista system JUST let me know of the SP2 update! That's the first scary thing; after that, like everyone else back in 2009, it fails, 4x now. It gets to 100% and then fails. I've confirmed that it's not installed, still running SP1.

KB947821 I've run Microsoft fix it, the "tool" that MS suggested to install before the update.....searched for answers forever....HELP!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2310 @ 1.46GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 103928 MB, Free - 17113 MB; D: Total - 10542 MB, Free - 4147 MB; F: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 216232 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway , , 93.03 , QTFCMJ73809811
Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium, Updated and Enabled

Error message: Failed 1 update, gives me a try again button. Code 80073712 Windows update encountered an unknown error.

I've rebooted after each try to fix it........I'm stuck now...... Any help?

Thank you!
 

A:Vista SP2 update fail***NEW****

Try downloading the stand alone SP2 installer from microsoft:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...d5-f907-4406-9012-a5c3199ea2b3&displaylang=en
 

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My laptop (Sony Vaio) recently got blue screen and shut off. Now when i try to turn it on it says "BOOTmgr is missing". I tried to insert the intallation DVD for vista and install the OS over but when i go through the steps and click install windows it shows the loading screen (spinning circle on the cursor) and wont load anything. I also tried to do system recovery but that doesnt work either.

Any help would be appreciated

A:Vista fail/crash

Welcome to the Vista Forum
Hopefully this excellent tutorial will help
Bootmgr is missing

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Hi there!

I've got a problem I've been struggling with for several months now. I have no idea what's going on, and am thuroughly perplexed. I'll describe what's going on as well as I can, and hope for some response. :)

My laptop is a:

HP Pavillion Entertainment PC model DV6810us laptop. I run Vista, obviously.

I got this laptop about a year and a half ago for my 16th birthday. As expected, it worked like a powerhouse the whole time. Around my 17th birthday, it started to have some overheating problems. Easily fixed with some canned air.

However, shortly after that, I started to have some other, more distinct problems. The first one was that, on start up, I would recieve an error saying that the HPwinmx(sp?) module had stopped working. A few weeks later, I started recieving alerts about Windows having "found new hardware". More specifically, three Base System Devices and one IEEE 1394 Controller. At the same time as these hardware alerts, my serial and s-video ports stopped working, my cd drive, as well as my multi-card reader.

At this point, ALL attempts to reinstall the drivers for these devices were fruitless.

Needless to say, I made due for some time on what was still working. We just didn't have the money to get it checked out. Occasionally, on startup, all of these devices would come back on line for no apparent reason. I reasoned that the hardware must be fine - no melted connections or shorted wires. It must be in the drivers.

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A:Vista Driver Fail

I can't find the edit thread button, so here's the error details for the IEEE 1394 Controller problem:

Description:
Windows detected a new device attached to your computer, but could not find the driver software it needs to make the device usable. Each device manufacturer typically includes driver software of a CD that comes with the device, or as a download from its website. The hardware ID of your device is PCI\VEN_0180&DEV_0832&SUBSYS_30CF003C&REV_05.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: PnPDriverNotFound
Architecture: x86
Hardware Id: PCI\VEN_0180&DEV_0832&SUBSYS_30CF003C&REV_05
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

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Hey guys,

I hope you can help me with this, I'm at my wits end. o.O My java refuses to run, uninstall and update. Don't get me wrong, it prompts me to update however near finishing it politely informs me that my installation has been inturrupted... Umm... yeah... because that makes no sense.
When using java's uninstall program, or even trying the windows add/remove programs, it goes through with the removal process and tells me it's been successfull but when I check the add/remove or the winprograms, it's still there. I've tried logging off/restarting, downloading the offline install, adjusting firewall settings, and nothing seems to work.

I'm running Vista Home Premium
specifically java 6 update 12 won't get off my pc
Norton firewall adjusted
+ I've tried downloading/saving from firefox/safari with no luck

Oh ye, and java won't show in my control panel. It's just a blank piece of paper where it should be. And when I click it "Application not found" pops up.

If anyone knows how to end this night terror, you win major internets. +10
Thanks in advance!
(and I'm sorry if there's a better place to post this, I honestly couldn't find it, but I will gladly move this post if desired)

A:Java + Vista =FAIL

hello sorry to hear. (I feel your pain) I had the same problem for months, finally reset to factory settings. alot of people across the web having problems some are claiming success with a cleanup tool from m$. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301good luck

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I recently had my hard drive fail with Windows Vista on it. Can I buy the upgrade version of Windows 7 and install it on a new hard drive? The computer is only 2 years old and is an HP Pavillion Model #a6230n. I don't think the computer came with a Windows Vista Disk....It does have the registration sticker on the case. Thanks for any help.

A:Windows Vista HDD Fail

Yes, you can install the upgrade version of WIndows 7 on a computer that does NOT contain an operating system.

Here is a decent windows site that explains the procedure clearly.
http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/cle...rade_media.asp

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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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Hi all,

my pc face a big problem lately,

my pc is a legacy system:
it is a P3 866(VIA motherboard) with 384 ram with a 32 mb tnt2 riva 64m

my computer just catch spyware but i remove it with AVG internet sucurity already

The problem is:
when i switch on my pc the processor fan work but with no display and no bip sound,so i switch off and try again and same problem occur.

After i try for 15min switch on and switch off it has display back, this cause me quite upset when the time i switch on my computer.

the 2nd is my computer will hang up when i leave it doing nothing,when i play game it work just fine...........

Action taken:
i suspect my power supply cause this problem so i replace it with another working power supply but same problem occur.

i try to replug my display card also did not fix it....

i just hope that the problem is not my mother board cause i din have money to replace it......Zzz

i need my pc to finish my course ..........

Someone pls help me......
 

A:Most of the time pc fail to boot

What?
Oh you want me to fill in the words.

Well I'd suggest that you benchtest it.
 

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Hi all,
 
 
I just had this happen to be after running CCleaner.
 
 
I ran the diagnostic during boot and found those nice little red letters on the screen: BIOHD3
 
Afterwards, I tried to directly boot the hard drive and went right into normal start up.
 
 
 
 
 
Any help would be truly a blessing!
 
 
 
 
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A:Boot fail: BIOHD3

FWIW:  http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-Software-Recovery/BIOHD3-Error/td-p/1185447 AND http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware/Error-Code-BIOHD-3/td-p/1903453 .
 
Louis

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Was recently infected by the "Vista AntiVirus Pro 2010" virus and in the end, had to run a boot scan with avast to get rid of it. Virus is clear now but no program is working correctly. Every single program on my computer is asking for you to locate the file like in the screenshot below. And if I close the program and re-open, I'll need to find it all over again every time. For the love of god, help me!

A:Boot Scan Fail

Try this Go to search, type in default programs. Once there click associate programs. Inside, set up the programs with the correct way to access them.

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ok, I'm at my wits end ya'll. I've searched for this problem through the many search pages of Google, and I still have yet to find a problem similar to mine.

I'm going to sell my old desktop to a friend, it has a ASUS P5N-D (SLi version, not Deluxe) w/ 8GB of OCZ RAM and a Wolfdale 2.8GHZ Dual Core CPU. Now, when it boots up, I see the BIOS splash screen, then goes to POST, then it comes up with that error. I've checked to make sure my HDDs (two 1TB WD SATA, not in any RAID configuration) are seen by the BIOS, in which they are (and my cheap ASUS DVD+R drive).

I've check my drives by connecting them to my new computer via SATA -> USB kit and all drives are formatted to NTFS with nothing on them. I can't really find a problem with the drives, and I still get that error when I try to load up Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

I'm out of ideas and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction.
 

A:Disk boot fail

How old are these drives? It is possible that the one with the windows installation just bit the dust. Harddrives aren't the most reliable pieces of hardware and they get a lo of use. Check your bios to see if S.M.A.R.T. reporting is on. If it is disable it and reboot. If that doesn't work you could try popping in your windows 7 disk, booting from that and see if you can repair/restore. That's all I can think of.
 

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Briefly, Ive been using my W530 for 4 months without issue.  Last month I was prompted for a BIOS update via Lenovo Update. The BIOS was then flashed and updated. Since then I have been plagued with random shutdowns and the inability for the laptop to power on when hitting the power button. The only way to power on my laptop when having these issues is to use the ritualistic 10 press of the power button followed by a press and hold for 30 seconds of the power buttton to discharge potential static. This worked, until recently it would not work at all. I then removed the CMOS under the laptop keyboard and the machine was powering on with one press of the power button and didnt randomly shut off anymore. The new CMOS battery arrived and I installed it and now the machine fails to power on at all with or without a CMOS wether its the new one, old one or none at all. When pressing power you hear a noise as if something is running through it and then the green circle around the power button stays solid for 3 seconds then it goes off and it never starts. Any thoughts from the community possibly? Thanks for your time and effort.

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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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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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Using:

Win7 x64
DT Utilities PC Backup Pro 11

I tried to create a disaster recovery backup of my OS drive, restarting the computer when prompted to after being informed that it was necessary due to files being in use. Upon reboot I am presented with the message. "Insert start up disk into floppy drive and press F2 to run setup". Along with this message there are two two partitions from my drive I can choose from.

The first, labelled "Win 7/2008", brings me into Windows as could be expected.
The second, labelled "Linux", does nothing, as upon selecting, it stops after showing the message "Loading boot sector...booting..."

This selection screen now comes up every time I boot. How can I remove it? I had hoped removing the backup software which caused this would help but alas no.

A:PC Backup Pro - Fail at Boot

Hello.


Install this to Windows 7 to see if there's a boot entry that can be removed and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
EasyBCD Free Boot Manager Software

Perhaps you would have better success using Macrium and yes, you will have to create a Macrium boot disk to restore and image if need be.Imaging with free Macrium

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop which WAS dual booted with XP on both partitions. I did a quick format on the C partition and tried to install Win7. After it finished, I had a blinking cursor and nothing else. So, I did a real format (using KillDisk) on the C partition and, again, installed Win7. This time it will boot into Win7, but I get no options for selecting what partition to boot into. So... I tried the following:

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"

bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=E:

bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr

bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

When this finished, I rebooted and got the screen to select my OS. I chose my old XP partition (the one on the E drive) and I got an error regarding the ntldr file... it says "Status: 0xc000000f" and "Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt"
I can still boot into Windows 7 if I choose that option. What do I do now?

A:Dual boot fail

  
Quote: Originally Posted by knottshawk


I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop which WAS dual booted with XP on both partitions. I did a quick format on the C partition and tried to install Win7. After it finished, I had a blinking cursor and nothing else. So, I did a real format (using KillDisk) on the C partition and, again, installed Win7. This time it will boot into Win7, but I get no options for selecting what partition to boot into. So... I tried the following:

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"

bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=E:

bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr

bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

When this finished, I rebooted and got the screen to select my OS. I chose my old XP partition (the one on the E drive) and I got an error regarding the ntldr file... it says "Status: 0xc000000f" and "Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt"
I can still boot into Windows 7 if I choose that option. What do I do now?



If i am reading this post correctly you did a format on your C: drive? Where your XP was located?? So it removed your XP install and now you only have Win 7.

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Hi community! I found my Yoga 920 sometimes ( at least once in a day ) suddenly doesn't detect SSD and cannot boot. In the case it happens while using it, bluescreen appeared and try to restart but after that the BIOS message says "Default boot device missing or boot failed. Insert recovery media and hit any key. Then select 'boot manager' to choose a new boot device or to boot recovery media." I found thread of same error cause on other device and solve by selecting Legacy Boot on BIOS but this device's BIOS doesn't have that option. Any idea?

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Hi, Whenever i boot my computer, a screen will come up saying " Warning system boot fail!" and will list my 2 entries "primary master ide : None" and "master slave ide : None". Under this it lists my 3 devices in sata 1st being my primary hdd, 2nd being my cd rom and 3rd being my secondary hd.

Now all this has started since i installed a new graphics card onto my system, since then i have done a clean install of windows, updated graphics drivers and rummaged around bios to no avail. Please can someone help me.

Forgot to mention it gives the option to press F1 to go on regardless, but pc doesn't seem as stable as usual.

A:System Boot Fail

If you've done a clean install, then most of the options I would suggest here don't apply as that would have resolved most issues including most boot issues. Normally I would suggest a Startup Repair and then bootrec.exe to reset the boot configuration - back to the original if necessary - but both of those are essentially covered with a clean boot.

I suggest you check for updates to your BIOS (from your computer manufacturer) and install them. In fact, do so even if they are the same version as there may be some corruption or some other problem and a fresh copy may solve the problem. Then triple-check the settings to make sure that everything is configured properly because this sounds very much like a BIOS problem of some sort (even though you say it started with the new graphics card). Be sure to check any graphics-related BIOS settings (if any) as the new card may possibly require some changes.

If that doesn't work, do you still have the old graphics card and does it work (or a card from another computer you can borrow for testing)? Try replacing the current graphics card with the original or other (and change the drivers of course) and see if the problem goes away. If so, you may want to confirm that the new graphics card is compatible with your system (the version of Vista you are using, the motherboard into which it is inserted, any BIOS graphics settings, and everything else) and that it is not defective (though I don't understand how even then it would cause ... Read more

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Hello my name is Josh and I would really appreciate anyone's input on this:

I've recently decided to put together my own computer. It's cool how I saved money buying the separate parts, and the process of putting everything together has been a good learning experience so far. The only problem is, after finally ordering Windows XP Professional x64 bit, and inserting in the CD/DVD-ROM for that moment of glory, the BIOS still tells me that it's failing to boot the disk.

Here are my specs:

Gigabyte S-series model P35C-DS3R motherboard http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2551

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU (2.4 GHz) http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...682&lid=585550

NVIDIA e-GeForce 8600 GTS Graphics Card http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8600.html

Western Digital SATA 300 MB/s, 400 GB Disk Space, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM Hard Drive http://www.cheapstingybargains.com/3...d-125-shipped/

Samsung SH-S203B DVD Writer http://www.samsung.com/in/products/o...s/sh_s203b.asp

Thermaltake Purepower 500W Power Supply http://www.thermaltake.com/product/P...94/w009394.asp

Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=15900

As I scroll through the BIOS I'm using an old Compaq keyboard from a piece of history...waiting until the operating system is up before I install my wireless Logitech keyboard. I set my priority boot device as the CD-ROM Device in Advanced BIOS Screen, as the manual tells me this is all ... Read more

A:Disk Boot Fail...?

Hi Josh and welcome to TSF !

Most of the links you posted about your hardware are invalid, maybe you copy/pasted them from elsewhere ? Here's the link to your motherboard's specs :
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...e=GA-P35C-DS3R

Try to boot another computer with your XP pro disk, in case this would be the CD which is not bootable.

Does the DVD drive appear in the detecting primary/secondary IDE/SATA master/slave lines at startup ? Does it appear in the BIOS ?

Refer to your motherboard manual to know which SATA ports you need to use for a master/slave setup with 2 drives. Logically the hard drive should be the primary master and the burner the primary slave. Try other SATA ports and see if it helps (Fyi, my Asus motherboard refuses to boot if the CD-rom is set on the SATA3 connector but boots fine when it's on the SATA5, no idea why).

Else try with an IDE CD drive (borrow one from another computer). Hook it at the end of the IDE cable and set its jumper to master if any. Tell us how it works.

About your XP 64 pro CD, did you get a license key with it ? Without it you won't be able to use it for more than 30 days. Note that XP 64bit is not a gaming nor a home computer OS. You'll have a hard time finding the proper drivers for your hardware, you may have stability issues with some programs that were not designed for a 64bit OS and you won't see any increase in performances over the regular 32bit version. There are only a few professional apps which will... Read more

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Hello my name is Josh and I would really appreciate anyone's input on this:I've recently decided to put together my own computer. It's cool how I saved money buying the separate parts, and the process of putting everything together has been a good learning experience so far. The only problem is, after finally ordering Windows XP Professional x64 bit, and inserting in the CD/DVD-ROM for that moment of glory, the BIOS still tells me that it's failing to boot the disk.Here are my specs:Gigabyte S-series model P35C-DS3R motherboard http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2551Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU (2.4 GHz) http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...682&lid=585550NVIDIA e-GeForce 8600 GTS Graphics Card http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8600.htmlWestern Digital SATA 300 MB/s, 400 GB Disk Space, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM Hard Drive http://www.cheapstingybargains.com/3...d-125-shipped/Samsung SH-S203B DVD Writer http://www.samsung.com/in/products/o...s/sh_s203b.aspThermaltake Purepower 500W Power Supply http://www.thermaltake.com/product/P...94/w009394.aspAntec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=15900As I scroll through the BIOS I'm using an old Compaq keyboard from a piece of history...waiting until the operating system is up before I install my wireless Logitech keyboard. I set my priority boot device as the CD-ROM Device in Advanced BIOS Screen, as the manual tells me this is all I really need to do ... Read more

A:Disk Boot Fail...?

Welcom to BC
Did you remember to load the SATA drivers?
Mark

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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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Hi Im running Vista 64bit on my computer and all of a sudden it wont boot up properly.

My machine is (sorry if bit vague not 100% without looking on comp):

Asus Crosshair Motherboard
AMD Athlon FX Dual Core 64bit
2 Gb of DDR2 RAM
Gefore 8600GT
SATA 250GB HD
Firstly it will play up by powering up then cutting out, but then I figured out sometimes if i keep pressing the reset button it will power up long enough to display something up on screen then comes up with this message:

System boot fail
Your system last boot fail or POST interrupted
Please enter setup to load default and reboot again
So I have done this and it either just crashes or starts to show the Vista loading bar but just stays like that for hours. Also the screen every now and again will be all glitchy (eg text is not readable and random marks across the screen.

I have tried putting the Vista disc in and it just says windows is loading files the bar gets to 100% and nothing...it just hangs again.
It did this once a week ago and I managed to try all of the above, then unplug it all come back to it about 4 hours later and seemed to boot...but not this time

Now I am very worried as my other machine has started doing something similar:

It says

Hardware Initiate Failure Please check device
The bios does not be installed press (g) to continue!

Dont ask me how I have this working at the mo I unplugged everything, had the windows disc in reset bios to defaults etc a mixture of that somehow has this machine ... Read more

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