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

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

hey guys,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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recently i have installed windows 7 and getting this message whenever im booting

Windows Failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cuase

File: \$LDR$
Status: 0xc000000F
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

I have tried to repair with my windows 7 CD but no success. Can some one help me?
P.S - could this error be something with language pack? because i installed and using korean language pack although i often get broken korean letters.

A:Boot error Windows Failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the

Anyone please HELP!!

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Please help! I have a Sony Vaio desktop that I've had for a few years now. It's running Windows XP SP2. I attempted to install a Sabrent Wireless 802.11G PCI adapter in it today. I installed the software first as directed, shut it down, installed the adapter, and then thr PC wouldn't boot up. I then took out the adapter and tried to boot it back up. The computer simply gets locked up during the process of booting up. What can I do to get this thing going again so I can remove the problem drivers and/or software? Thank you so much for your help. I'm desparate for an answer.

A:Help - Unable to Boot Up After Attempted Hardware Install

What model Vaio?

Try clearing CMOS settings.

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Hello, sorry this is long, i would be very greatful if someone could help.

So, I'm having issues with my computer which i built, Not sure if its my hard drive or if its a virus. I really can't afford to lose any data on my hard drive, only if it is completely last resort.

Recently i had issues which i posted HERE and i was able to fix it, i simply just did more scans and removed infected files.

It was fine for a few days, then 2 days ago i noticed things where a little slow firefox kept stop responding, as did steam, i left it overnight to download a game on steam, and a few hours later i woke (must have been the noise of the fans) and i figured i would just turn off my computer. When i turned on my monitor, loged in, steam had just closed. It wasnt running.

I just turned off my computer, but it took an unusualy long time to shut down. I really didn't know what was going on, I had turned of my monitor and was in bed, so i dont know if windows was updating or anything.

SO, the next day, i turned on my computer, it started to run, then it gave me:

"Windows Error Recovery. Windows failed to start, fix or start windows normally"

I clicked start normally the first time, then it gave:

"Windows boot manager, Windows failed to start, a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1. insert your windows installation disc...
... Status: 0xc000000f, Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"

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A:Unable to boot - hardware/software problems

Hi Gamac, lets rule out any possible faulty hardware to begin with, so as to not create more work for us if there is any failing hardware.

1. Download Seatools .iso (Hard drive diagnostics) and ImagBurn (if you currently don't have a burning program for .iso files) from my signature.

2. Burn Seatools to a CD and boot the PC from it using the "Boot Manager"/ BIOS settings.

3. Once booted to Seatools, and it successfully detects your HDD (hard drive) run a "long test" (can take a few hours).



Please post results when finished

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


What type of Windows DVD was used?

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I took apart my computer so I could build my new one, but the new motherboard was bad. I put my old computer back together and I get a 02b0: Diskette A error. I am not 100% sure the pci devices are in the same slots as they where before and I am not sure if I have HD, CDR, DVD, and TapeBack plug back in the same order I had them. Does anybody know what this error message means??? I need help asap. Below is a list of some basic info

Windows 2000 on Gateway G6-450 PII w/ 256 ram, 16.8 hd, 20gb tape back up, DVD player, CD-RW, 56k modem, lan card, scsi card, voodoo 3, sb512, and external zip. Email me directly if you have any good ideas. I am using my laptop that is luckily running win2000 with no problems but need the computer us asap.

Thanks
Robert Ward

 

A:{Moved to Hardware Forum} - Boot Error - 02b0 Diskette error

Sounds to me like you didn't plug the floppy drive back in correctly. If the cable is backwards the drive won't work for instance.

Is the tape drive IDE or is it on the floppy controller too?

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Hi,

Need your help. Here's the history so far. Need you advice to proceed.

I have a dell 1525 running vista home basic 32bit. I started my machine after about 4-6 months and hence obviously the windows updates, antivirus updates started automatically. At one point it asked me to restart and when i did, I was greeted with "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

I tried,
1. Safe Mode
2. Last known good configuration
3. Start Windows normally

But nothing worked. I looked up google for answers. Then based on one posting selected "Disable auto restart on failure" so that I could see the blue screen details. Here they are : STOP : 0x00000024 ( 0x873C59E8 , 0xC0000102 , 0x00000000 ).

I looked up google again, based on recommendations, I used the Windows DVD that I got with my Dell and tried the start-up repair. In the first try, it did not even show me the C:\, but after scanning for more than 4 hrs, it asked me to restart machine. Offcourse it did not help me boot, but now at least it showed me the C:\ from the windows disk. Here what the startup repair log says:
-----------------------------------
Root cause found
A patch is preventing system from starting
Repair action: System files integrity check & Repair
Result: Failed. error code = 0xa
Time taken = 7207 ms
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A:Unable to perform start up repair and boot

Welcome
It is difficult to go by one bug code (24). It usually takes several, giving several codes to get a clear picture. In your case 24 means:
Usual causes: Disk corruption, insufficient physical memory, Device driver, Indexing, Resident antivirus, backup, defrag programs, Disk/Drive failing/failure
The most common is hard drive, which needs to be tested.

Test Hard Drive www.carrona.org/hddiag.html or this test www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

It can also be memory related.

Other causes given are not as common but possibilites.

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Hi I mistakenly installed an Dell Optiplex 755 HD Audio Driver: of windows xp into my windows 7 system. I am getting the error
Client MAC ADDR: numbers... Guid: numbers...

PXE-E53: No boot filename received

PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent

I am unable to uninstall this driver even in safe mode. can anyone please tell me how to solve this problem.
 

A:Unable to start intel boot agent

What happens when you try to uninstall in Safe Mode? Why were you unable to do that?

Just right-click the device in Device Manager and choose "Uninstall".

This has nothing to do with any Intel Boot Agent unless you are trying to boot from a network.
 

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I'm sorry if someone has posted this issue before and i can't find that thread. Also I'd download TSG SysInfo if i could on that computer but then I wouldn't be having this problem currently. As of right now I am on an older laptop to convey this.

And here comes the problem:

On Friday evening (Halloween), i just left my computer idle for a bit and then when i came back, i clicked on google chrome to browse something and it just crashed on me leaving only the power button blinking. I tried several reboots which all crashed after logging in until a prompt to check the drive popped up during one reboot and so i let it do so. it fixed it for the day but the next evening it happened again when i was playing a game and then clicked on google chrome again to browse something. I started up safe mode to do an error checking on my hdd and let it go overnight only to see no errors found. Then i checked my main ssd for error checking which i let my computer restart to do the check and nothing came up either. When it logged in normally i thought it was fixed but then it crashed again. This time i tried to start up safe mode but it wouldn't even boot up to where the windows logo should appear so i couldn't even start up Safe mode. I checked everything else from my graphics card, to power, to ram and all that, but it seems the problem came down to something in one of my drives. Hope someone could give me an answer to this since I've never had this happe... Read more

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I had an extra old computer lying around, that I wanted to give to my dad. I took out his motherboard and put my motherboard into his tower (his was cleaner/bigger) after putting it in I added the Ram/Video Card and hooked up the DVD-RW and the Hard Drive. Upon turning it on I recieve this error:

502M Extended RAM Passed
1024K Cache SRAM Passed
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
ATAPI CD-ROM: PIONEER DVD-RW DVDR-112D
Fixed Disk 0: ST3100011A
Mouse initialized
Error 0662: Configuration Change Has Occured
Error 0162: Configuration Error - Default configuration Used
Error 0198: System Security - Unauthorized BIOS Update Attempted
 

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Hi there, I apologise that this problem isn't windows 7 related, but I can't seem to find much help elsewhere.
Opened up pc to blow away dust
Turned on pc to test faulty fan
Turned off pc, closed and setup like normal
Turned on, recieved error message saying "Reboot and select proper boot device. or insert boot media in selected boot device"
Boot order was: CD drive > Removable disk > HDD
Tried plugging in usb external hard drive I sometimes have when I start up in case it was looking for it.
On startup, no error message, just black screen with unresponsive, flashing underscore
Boot order changed itself to: CD drive > Removable disk > usb external HD
I assume this error has something to do with my hard drive (which is relatively new) as it now isnt being detected. The only thing I did was lightly blow the dust off it once.
I can't find any solutions so far, but I very much appreciate any help!
Thank you.
My system specs are found here:
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A:Boot Device - Random Hardware Error?

"Reboot and select proper boot device. or insert boot media in selected boot device"

That message usually appears if there is no hard drive connected to the computer.
Things to check:
Reset/check the boot order: CD > Removable > HDD
Check to be sure the SATA data cable is completely attached to the hard drive and the mother board socket.
Check to be sure that the SATA power connector from the power supply is completely connected.
Enter your BIOS and look to see if the HDD is showing up on the first tab.
Test it with the boot order with the HDD as the first device.
Listen to the drive (a short piece of hose is good for this) to see if you can hear it spinning.

Use normal static protection while fiddling around inside the case - touch the metal frame of the case before touching any components. (Don't do this work in fuzzy socks on carpeted floors, etc, etc.)

Post back on what you find.

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Long time no see guys......

My Dell XPS1710 laptop running XP sp3 suddenly developed a grey screen, unresponsive to any key strokes.

On restart the screen said "windows has recovered from a serious error, caused by nv4_disp driver"

Since then I'm unable to load windows at all, just a grey screen, no graphics.

This must be a display driver problem, but how do I access a start up screen to boot into safe mode?

Thanks for your help once more.

MB
 

A:Solved: Grey screen on start up unable to boot!

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My laptop which had windows 10 installed has stopped working and when switched on says "Hard Disk Test" Failed - "Boot device not found" (3FO) - Please visit : www.hp.com\go\techcenter\startup - I have been to your site and tried following instructions and video but the laptop will not show the list as in the webpage/video - can you please help me ? Mike.  (the memory tests 100% ok)

A:Laptop fails to start saying unable to boot and has no hard ...

Hi,Tapping f2 key as soon as you power on laptop will take you to System Diagnostics UEFI/ BIOS. Perform extensive hard drive test. Did you do this?If so and you get hard drive had failed error message.Related: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01443463You've to replace it with a new one of similar form factorHave you created HP Recovery USB using HP Recovery Manager after first setup of this notebook?If so, you can use this to factory reset after replacementRegardsVisruth

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This is my third time trying to post this (lost it from it auto-logging me out). So if I seem abrupt and scattered, sorry.

My problem is that when I boot up my system and Windows 7 starts to load, it gives me this BSOD:

This started happening after I added new parts (will describe below). I listed my old rig's parts in my profile, but here's an overview.
My old rig is a HP Pavilion p6203w HP Support document - HP Support Center in a Apevia X-Sniper 2 case, with a nVidia GeForce GTX 660 graphics card, and a Corsair 800W PSU.

My new rig was the old rig, except I replaced the mobo, Ram, and CPU to:
mobo: ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i3-3250 Ivy Bridge Dual-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1155 55W BX80637I33250 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500
RAM: Team Xtreme 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model TXD316G2400HC10QDC01

My Mobo just came back from RMA because it was DOA (They just gave me a new one), so I got to start it up, and it was doing well until it got to booting Windows. Two of the dots of the logo appear, then it BSODs and restarts. Nothing I've tried so far has helped. I already tired all options in Startup Repair (except restoring it to factory settings. I have too many programs that I can not afford losing, especially those it would be almost impossible to find again.), I've done a system Restore (For some reason, all of my restore points were gone except one that wa... Read more

A:New Hardware BSOD on Windows 7 Boot error 0x000007B

You should try a clean reinstall after applying a changed motherboard.

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"Your hardware settings have changed. Please reboot your computer for these changes to take effect!!" shows at each boot.  I spent 3 hours 'chatting' with HP Support and they told me for a third time that I had a 'hardware problem' and that I must ship my machine out for repairs for a few weeks.  The first time it came back blank so reinstalling all my software and files was needed (6-8 hours).  The cause of the problem was neither noted or found so HP replaced the computer (shipped out a second time ... complete reinstall needed again). Googling the error text leads me to believe there is a problem with the AMD display drivers but reinstalling/updating them has not worked. Open to suggestions.

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I'v have just bought a Dell Inspiron N5110 from car boot sale. This laptop turns on but will not get past the screen shown in the photo. Hard drive has been removed, all other parts are still in place. The guy who sold this laptop, had the hard drive removed.
Specs:
Intel Core i5 Processor (unsure of exact speed or generation because unable to access desktop due to error).
4GB RAM
15" Screen
HDMI, USB, Ethernet ports, and SD card reader
Questions:
 
1. What does this error mean:
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key.
 
2. I want to install a 1TB 2.5" hard drive. If yes, which Western Digital hard drive should I go for?
 
3. Curently it has 4GB RAM installed. Want to install 8GB RAM to optimise performance. please tell me which make/brand should I go for?
 
4. I also have a Dell recovery operating system windows 7 home premium from another Dell Laptop. Will this Dell recovery opertaing system work and install Windows 7 using the key located underneath the laptop near the battery area of the Dell Inspiron N5110?
 
Thanks in advance!!

A:Error message at boot up: Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot...

The first thing you are going to need to do is to purchase and install a hdd.
 
Newegg has a Western Digital 1TB hdd for $69.99 plus tax and shipping. 
 
You will then need to install Windows Home Premium 64-bit.  You can download a ISO image of your operating system here.
 
You will need to burn the ISO image to a DVD to create a bootable installation disc.  
 
How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
 
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.  
 
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
 
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
 
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
 
4.  In the image below you will see Disk burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.
 

 
5.  In the image below you can see that the green progress bar, when the image is finished burning the bar will be filled.
 

 
6.  After the image has completed being burned click on Close.
 
If you need a tutorial for installing the operating sy... Read more

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Computer: Dell Inspiron 1525, 320 GB HD with about 2 GB of free space left, 4 MB memory, running Vista Home Premium 32-Bit, SP1, updates current. Just lately, booting from off, Windows will not load, but instead gives me a \Boot\BCD error (0xc00000f)--an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. I have repaired this error with my Dell-supplied OS disc repeatedly, and each time I turn off the computer it has the same error at startup. I have read that I may have to rebuild the BCD, but I don't know how to do that. Before I check with Dell, who I suspect will just tell me to reload Windows, I need to know how approach fixing my boot configuration data. The computer has had no new software installations, just routine Windows and Trend Micro Internet Security updates, I checked the disc for errors, and a few files were missing or incorrect, and defragmentation has also been performed routinely. Dell PC checkup finds no issues. How should I proceed?

A:Boot\BCD error reading boot configuration data when starting from cold boot

Try this hard drive diagnostic procedure: http://usasma.vox.com/library/post/b...agnostics.html

Repeated errors on a hard drive usually indicate an impending failure. I'd backup your stuff as soon as possible.

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So for the past few weeks, my PC's been acting up. Whenever I restarted my PC, after the Win logo, the screen just flashed. On and off and on and off. Somehow, I managed to restore a backup I had of the fine state. Now, I got the following error:






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Windows
Problem: Video hardware error
Files that help describe the problem:
USBXHCI-20130825-2018-01.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml
View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.
Windows
Problem: Video hardware error
Files that help describe the problem:
USBXHCI-20130825-1920.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml
View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.
Windows
Problem: Video hardware error
Files that help describe the problem:
USBXHCI-20130825-2018.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml
View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.
Windows
Problem: Video hardware error
Files that help describe the problem:
USBXHCI-20130825-1920-02.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml
View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your ... Read more

A:Win 8 flashes black screen on boot. Video hardware error?

Video error:

Code:
Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

tapoas.sys Sun Jul 11 20:31:59 2010 (4C3A627F)
OpenVPN Virtual Network Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=tapoas.sys

HECIx64.sys Tue Oct 19 19:33:43 2010 (4CBE2AD7)
Intel Management Engine Interface
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=HECIx64.sys

RTKVHD64.sys Tue May 31 05:18:41 2011 (4DE4B271)
Realtek High Definition Audio Function Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=RTKVHD64.sys

btmhsf.sys Wed Nov 2 08:26:12 2011 (4EB136E4)
Intel Proset Bluetooth HighSpeed Filter Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=btmhsf.sys

tap0901.sys Thu Nov 24 13:50:27 2011 (4ECE91F3)
TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 or[br]OpenVPN driver or COMODO
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=tap0901.sys

iBtFltCoex.sys Fri Dec 9 14:45:13 2011 (4EE26549)
Intel Centrino Wireless (Bluetooth Adapter driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=iBtFltCoex.sys

Analysis:
The following is for informational purposes only.

Code:
**************************Sun Aug 25 10:48:04.607 2013 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\USBXHCI-20130825-2018... Read more

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The other day I opened up a YouTube video and before it even started playing, my whole computer crashed. And crashed hard. At first it just froze, but then my music started looping really quickly and the entire display just got all "colorful" and pixel-ly. It's hard to describe. Anyway, I had to shut off power to my comp. by turning off the entire power strip.

So there have been no real damages except that the boot time went from about 46s to about 170s. I have done a lot of Googling and researching and I seem to have narrowed down the problem.

In Action Center, in the Reliability Monitor, there is a red X in the "Windows failure" row. When I click on that day, it tells me that there was a Video hardware error on 9/26/2011 at 6:28 PM, followed by "Windows stopped working" at the same time, and then a "Windows shut down unexpectedly" at 6:34 PM.

When I open Event Viewer, all my Event 100 (boot ups) are now marked as critical, starting at the first one at 6:36 PM on 9/26/2011. Clearly this is not a coincidence, so something in that Video hardware error is now causing Critical boot-up issues.

I compared two Event 100s side-by-side, one from before the crash and one from after, and I'm noticing that the largest difference is in BootSmssInitTime (126845 after, 10736 before). I have tried Google on this one extensively but with no luck. So would anyone know what the problem seems to be and if so, how I can fix it?

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A:Video Hardware Error now causing slow boot up times

Any display distortion may indicate an overheating graphics card or a defect
Update your display driver

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dear friends,
I use a Samsung laptop n300 series. Specs i5, 4Gb RAM, 1TB HDD,64 bit since 3yrs. Before a month I received a blue screen message stating hard disk is bad. I noted a significant drop change in the processing of my computer functions. I tried to boost up clearing all unwanted program mes and other files, but still didn't give a edge.
Suddenly my computer stopped working from yesterday. When started, it says windows had failed start to start, hence perform startup repair (not working). It doesn't work and either the "start windows normally". It stays blank and then gives a blue screen message( as similarly described in the above paragraph).
The boot menu is inaccessible (F2 not loading or not responsive(( ). Either the safe mode booting (F8) failed to open up.
I am confused about what happened to my computer and how to get it back and I am completely broke. PLease suggest your valuable ideas that would help me in fixing it back....
thank all

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The story begins yesterday (around 2 pm) after my screens just went black. I sat there for a while and waited before just turning the computer off and restarting it. It booted back up just fine and so i decided to run my AVG PC tune up to check for any errors, and it came back with "You have not run DSKCHK in over 5 months." So through AVG PC Tune Up I selected thorough scan and hit OK. It told me i needed to restart the computer to begin the test so i hit OK to restart, but it didnt. I proceeded to put my computer into Turbo mode for no real reason what so ever, and then i restarted the computer. It booted up into the DSKCHK scan and i let it run. It took about an hour and a half and every thing seemed fine. The scan completed and the computer restarted into this error:
"Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."
Please insert windows recovery disk and click to allow windows to repair errors.
Error 0xc000000f

So after a several minutes of trying to get the disk to be read i finally got the windows repair in and doing its thing.

In the mean time i was looking up other solutions/watching youtube and after about 4 hours of the screen saying "Attempting repairs" I looked up how long it should take and then i got frustrated and shut down the computer. After that I surfed forums for hours trying to figure out how to get the data off the hard drive, none were a success but i learned about Hirens boot and got it. Its k... Read more

A:Unable to Boot from Hard Drive I/O Error and Error 0xc000000f

I don't see anything in there about creating a System Image on a portable external HDD or SSD. Everyone learns this the hard way.

OK. Did you try doing a system restore to an earlier time before these errors occurred? You would do this by using your Windows Repair Disk which you created soon after you purchased your new computer.

Control Panel/Backup and Restore/Create Repair Disk (upper left side)

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Hi,I am hoping that I am posting in the correct forum since I am new. I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop with Windows XP MCE os that I was trying clear out for a friend. He had a lot of malware that was affecting his system and kept producing BSODs. I used Spybot Search and Destroy to root out and remove as much of the harmful bugs on his system. However upon reboot, I got a BSOD with the following message:STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000005 (0x00000000 0x00000000)The system has been shut down.When attempting to access the system through any of the safe mode options, the same error is obtained.Unfortunately no reinstall cd came with the laptop so I am unable to boot and repair through this method. We would like to fix this problem without losing the files stored on the system if possible.Please help! Thanks much!

A:unable to boot due to c000021a error

Hi again,After going through the forum for possible suggestions I came across one solution as in the link below which was used to solve a problem almost similar to mine.My linkThe only difference is that the XP Pro disc that I have is an OEM. I am not certain if this will affect the disc-building process.Advice and assistance will be greatly appreciated.Thanks!

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My friend's desktop PC had this issue, it runs Win 7, is an HP and is just one year old.
It either gives the "Unable to boot device error", or asks for the Windows CD that he doesn't have (bought it at a department store, it came with Win7 original installation but no CD). It doesn't open Windows.
It still recognizes it as a hard drive in the BIOS screen, the startup order was never altered and should be Hard Drive then CD/DVD. Searching for a quick solution he found suggestions to try and change from AHCI to IDE in the BIOS and at last it got to Windows startup. Win7 in safe mode prompts him a repair mode that's going on for two hours..
I downloaded the hard drive maker's tools for diagnostics (they're burnable on a cd) and will try them if this windows repair mode keeps going on indefinitely.
Any suggestions?
Thanks!
 

A:Unable to boot device error.

Most computers don't come with disks anymore. The recovery is on a partition on the hard drive. You can go to another computer running Win 7 and make a recovery disk. Go to Start and type in Create a Recovery Disk. Click on it at the top of the list and follow instructions. Go back to the HP computer and go into the bios and change the boot order to CD first, put the disk in the tray and reboot. When it's finished booting you can try repair.
 

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Hello all,

My computer (Dell Latitude D830, running Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit) won't boot. The situation arose after a BSOD incident, but I have been trying for months to fix it and think I'm getting close. The auto-recovery tool on the install disc has not been able to fix anything. I have searched quite a bit on sevenforums for my error below but haven't found a solution that works for me.

Currently, upon booting I get error code 0xc0000428 for \Windows\system32\winload.exe. This screenshot is identical to mine:



I am unable to get past this screen, so tried using the command line on my installation disc to try and disable driver signature enforcement. I navigated to \Windows\System32 (where bcdedit.exe lives, not sure if that was necessary) and tried these commands:

bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON

both return the same:
"An error occurred while attempting to reference the specified entry.
The system cannot find the file specified."

I also tried
sfc /scannow

which returns
"There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again."

Restarting of course just puts me back to square one.

I even tried to force the scan by using SFC /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=C:\ /OFFWINDIR=C:\Windows

which produces "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations." Does anyone have any tips on where to go from here?

A:Unable to boot, error 0xc0000428

Have you reported this problem to your I.T. Department? They might be able to help you.

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Hello all.
For some reason my laptop just shut down out of nowhere, even though I had it plugged in.
It's a Gateway MD7818u. Honestly, I wasn't paying attention to my laptop, but more to my desktop.
I tried to turn it on, but when I get past the "press F10 to access BIOS" and to the green bar scrolling-loading screen, it would just go on and on and on, and it won't get me to my login screen, no matter how long I wait. I decided to turn the laptop off with the power key and go into Startup Repair. After an hours worth of attempting repairs I got to this BSoD:

Code:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
PROCESS1_INVITIALIZATION_FAILED

If it's your first time seeing this error screen, restart your computer. If this appears again follow steps:

Check to see if new updates to software/hardware and see if properly installed.

If problems continue, disable any hardware or software, disable BIOS memory options. Use Safe Mode to remove or diable such components.

STOP: 0X000006B (0xFFFFFFFC00102, something something)

Sorry for any mistakes, I was paraphrasing.
Any help on being able to log in?

A:BSoD Error, unable to boot

Welcome
If you can do this, we can get you up and running.
If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options. Choose an option tht will not cause you to lose your stuff.

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.


Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista? If your computer does not include Startup Repair, your computer manufacturer mig... Read more

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recently tried to fix with a thread dealing with the same problem. Could not get xPUD to see my usb drive or locate it in a search.
upon start, choosing 'last known good configuration', screen goes to xp welcome screen, then black screen, then
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A:unable to boot due to c000021a error

Hi and When running xPUD, if the USB drive is not visible, pull the USB drive out and reinsert it. This will allow xPUD to detect and recognize the USB.Follow those parts of the following instructions you have not done:We will need to view the system status from an external environment. You will need a USB drive and a CD to burn. There will be several steps to follow to determine the reason for the restart loop.Download GETxPUD.exe to the desktop of your clean computerRun GETxPUD.exeA new folder will appear on the desktop.Open the GETxPUD folder and click on the get&burn.batThe program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and upon finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.Next download driver.sh to your USB driveAlso Download Query.exe to the USB drive. In your working computer, navigate to the USB drive and click on the Query.exe. A folder and a file, query.sh, will be extracted.Remove the USB & CD and insert them in the sick computerBoot the Sick computer with the CD you just burnedThe computer must be set to boot from the CDIn some computers you need to tap F12 and choose to boot from the CD, in others is the Esc key. Please consult your computer's documentation.Follow the promptsA Welcome to xPUD screen will appearPress FileExpand mntsda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDDsdb1 is likely your USBClick on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)Confirm that you see driver.sh that you... Read more

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Good day!
I have a Dell Inspiron WIn Xp SP3 laptop that does not boot. Error is "XLDR ATA error."

I ran the diagnostics in the boot menu (F12) and found no issues.

searched in the forum and found multiple threads with this problem. Some of the solutions involve creating a bootable CD with special applications

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic467425.html
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic473287.html
The only problem is that the other computer I have does not have a CD/DVD drive. so I cannot download GETxPUD and create a boot CD with applications that were mentioned in the threads above.
I cannot even boot in safe mode.

I tried using windows installation CD to boot to windows, but the only options available are to install the OS again or windows recovery console. In recovery console, I checked the disk with "chkdsk /p" and the check yielded a message "CHKDSK found one or more errors on the volume"

I'm in desperate need of help. I think this is a virus issue as this computer got infected in the past and I managed to resolve the issues.

This computer has MSE antivirus and Zonealarm firewall.

THanks
Jay

A:XLDR ATA error, Unable to boot XP SP3

Do you have a USB Flash Drive?

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Hi..
I am using window 7 home premium 64bit...for last two days i am unable to boot it not even safe mood..when i am trying to repair window using cd it shows omb C drive capacity..i have no recovery disk . Advance/factory restore option is also not showing.

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

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Hi.

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

Please can someone help?

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

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

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

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I got a blue screen error with STOP: 0x00000024 )0x00190203, 0x825CF848, 0xc0000102, 0x00000000)

It won?t allow me to boot in safe mode or last configurations mode

I used F12 and ran the diagnostics test and most of the IDE Disk S/N tests failed, with the Error Code 0f00:0228.

I?m not sure what to do, I am away from home in Mexico, don?t have my Windows disks.

A:Stop Error 0x00000024, Unable To Boot

If the ide drive tests failed, you need a replacement hard drive, your windows discs will not fix a hardware problem.

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First off, thanks for any help I might receive. I appreciate your time.

Recently my Dell XPS PC running windows XP home edition boots up to a BSOD with the following info:

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

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

Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk deframentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration and check for updated drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xB84EB3DC, 0xB84EB0D8, 0x8A280805)"


I have tried to run chkdsk /f in recovery mode but that is not a recognized command, can only do chkdsk /p or chkdsk /r. I ran chkdsk /r but it still boots up to stop error. Safe mode also has same errors.

I am new to BSOD errors so any help on what else I can do would be great. The good news is that I am able to use windows recovery, I just don't know where to go from there.



THANKS!

A:Stop: 0x00000024 error, unable to boot XP

Give this a try.

Boot from the Windows XP disc, choose Install Windows, then choose the Recover the Windows installation with the Recovery console. Load chkdsk, and type the full path to the file (if your CD drive was D:, it'd be D:\i386\autochk.exe) and hit enter

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Hi there, I am totally unable to go into my os, and am getting stuck, similar to this,








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Redmage913


Hey there,

My father's computer refuses to start. It's running Win7 Pro x64. When I attempt to start it up, it starts up the Windows Error Recovery program, suggesting that I launch Startup Repair, and allowing me to start Windows normally. In both scenarios, I get the same error. When I start normally, I get the Starting Windows text, then I get a solid white bar with Windows is loading files... above it. It fills up halfway, then I get Windows Boot Manager error 0xc00000e9: An unexpected I/o Error has occurred.

This computer is a stock Dell Inspiron 530s, with no new hardware devices added or removed in recent memory (other than starting from a USB stick once or twice, but not since I installed Win7 Pro x64 on here).

How should I proceed? Should I plug in a USB stick I have Xubuntu 9.04 on and backup all his files before I do anything?

Thanks,

--Red






So, can you help me at all Sevenforums?

I have a lenovo flex 15 with win 7 professional on a 64x system, Thx

A:0xc00000e9 error, Unable to boot to windows, help?

If you are getting the 'Unexpected I/O error has Occurred' message, if you have a Mechanical Hard Drive please run Seatools for DOS SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use. Run both the short and the long test.

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When i turn on machine I am receiving the Blue Screen of Death with the error
STOP: 0x000000ED (0x82388928, 0xC0000006, Ox00000000, 0x000000000)
I have tried to change boot order so that I can maybe run a disk but the system won't let me. I have windows XP and the computer is Dell. I bought this computer second hand so have no back up disks of any sort. Please Assist.
 

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Yesterday when i turned my laptop on it stopped at avgidseh.sys then soon after i got a BSOD. After this i googled it and found the problem was due to an AVG update error and i followed the instructions to repair the issue by updating AVG with the AVG rescue CD. After doing this apparently successfully I rebooted my laptop and it does not go any further than the Toshiba screen, when i try to boot from HDD it says repeats the following:

'Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 083)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.1.9(12/15/09)

Check cable connection!
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key'

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite C650 - 1CP which had a 64bit version of windows 7 installed.
I need help trying to fix the no bootable device problem or a way to reinstall
Thanks in advance for any help.

A:BSOD caused by AVG error now unable to boot

Does this tutorial help? : Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hi guys,
I have downloaded a windows 7 live CD's ISO form net and when I treid to burn that iso on a CD my 5 cds have been spoiled. I am not sure this problem is releated to my DVD drive or my burning software, I have tried 2 different versions of Nero i.e. version 8 and portable nero 9, I have tried with Windows disk image burner as well with same result "burning process failed".

Then finally I had to get it burned from my friend. When I tried to boot my laptop via live cd I am getting this error 0xc000017. I have already tried 3-4 times with no success. But when I tried the same CD on some other computer it is working fine.

What might be the problem and what is the solution of this problem.

I have recently formated my laptop, so I don't think there is any chance of virus or maleware.

A:Unable to boot from live CD: error 0xc000017

Error 0xc000017 is:STATUS_NO_MEMORY
This means that not enough virtual memory or paging file quota is available to complete the specified operation.

What size is your paging file?
How much RAM do you have installed?
How many other programs are running when you try this?

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Hello everyone,

I use windows xp sp2 on computer and am unable to boot it up successfully. I am at a loss for what to do.

This is what happened. My computer became infected with a nasty virus so i tried to boot up in safe mode using F8. However I got a blue screen with an error message that said:

"A PROBLEM HAS BEEN DETECTED AND WINDOWS HAS BEEN SUT DOWN TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER.

IF THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOU'VE SEEN THIS ERROR SCREEN RESTART YOUR
COMPUTER. IF THIS SCREEN APPEARS AGAIN FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

CHECK FOR VIRUSES ON YOUR COMPUTER. REMOVE ANY NEWLY INSTALLED HARD DRIVES OR HARD DRIVE CONTROLLERS. CHECK YOUR HARD DRIVE TO MAKES SURE IT IS PROPERLY CONFIGURED AND TERMINATED. RUN CHKDISK /F TO CHECK FOR HARDDRIVE CORRUPTION, AND THEN RESTART YOUR COMPUTER.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7B6D528, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0X00000000) "

Every attempt to boot up in safe mode brought me to this screen. I then tried booting in safe mode through msconfig. I still received the blue screen error message. However now I receive it no matter how I start windows. Specifically when I try to boot up I am brought to a black screen with the message stating:

"We apologize for the inconvenience but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly or was automatically shut down to protect your files and f... Read more

A:Unable to boot up (Blue screen error)

If you have a recovery partition try that. If not, I don't really know what I can do to help... maybe one of these cool cats can do something.

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-Using Windows XP on a Dell Dimention 8300 desktop.-

About a week ago, I attempted to start up my computer, and to my dismay, I ended up with the blue screen of death with an error that was something like
Quote:




STOP
unmountable_boot_volume EDx0000000 0x0000006 0x0000000




(I'm currently typing from memory on my ipod so please forgive me if I'm a bit vague) Anyway, I've tried everything I can think of. I'm unable to run chkdsk as it brings me directly to partitions, and I really don't want to re-format because my data and backups of things are very precious to me. Is there anything I can do?
Also yes I did use the search function before posting this and nothing helped

A:Unmountable Boot Volume error, unable to fix, need help

I believe when you run chkdsk - you have to choose which partition you would like it to check/fix.

Also, have you tried a repair install?
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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First off, thanks for any help I might receive. I appreciate your time.

Recently my Dell XPS PC running windows XP home edition boots up to a BSOD with the following info:

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

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

Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk deframentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration and check for updated drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xB84EB3DC, 0xB84EB0D8, 0x8A280805)"
I have tried to run chkdsk /f in recovery mode but that is not a recognized command, can only do chkdsk /p or chkdsk /r. I ran chkdsk /r but it still boots up to stop error.

I am new to BSOD errors so any help on what else I can do would be great. The good news is that I am able to use windows recovery, I just don't know where to go from there.

THANKS!
 

A:Stop: 0x00000024 error, unable to boot XP

Are you able to boot into safe mode? Tap F8 on boot and select 'Last known good configuration'.
 

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Hi all. Any help you could offer is appreciated.

Running Win7 on an HP Envy 14 from a couple years ago. When I push the power button on the computer I see the BIOS screen. I'm able to load BIOS options and change boot order, etc. but once I let the BIOS execute I get a black screen with the words "boot error" at the top and a white cursor. Nothing else and the computer is unresponsive. Windows doesn't start loading at all.

Now, for unrelated reasons (I assume) my computer's always had problems booting from USB, SD and CD-ROM. I don't know if the fix boot record/system repair stuff will work, so before I go hunting for the CD I just wanted to ask if there were any other hack I could try to repair the BIOS or whatever is the problem. I have access to the files on the hard drive with an ATAPI bridge.

Thanks for any help you might have!

A:Unable to boot Win7, BIOS error?

bustedpc,

Is it possible that the battery for the CMOS on your machine's MB is dead? You don't say how old it is in your post. I have had that occur but only once in all the machines I've built.

Just a thought!

Good luck

J T

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I am pretty new to Windows8. I just mess up with my Dell XPS 12 yesterday by using a partition tool to create a 2nd partition from C:\

now When I boot into the system, I got the following message: "File \windows\system32\winload.efi. Error code: 0X0000225"

I then create a win 8 pro x64 USB and try to recover, but the re-set, refresh and system restore woudln't work.

I did some research i tried all the command bootrec /XYZ , but still no luck.
I saw some people can use bootedit to fix this issue, but this command has problem to run on the PE environment on the X: drive.

I even try to reinstall the OS, but it would;'t let me do it because it's a GPT partition. If I can fix this issue, i really don't want to re-install....... any suggestion?

A:unable to boot into system, winload.efi error

Was the 3rd party Partitioning,Backup & Cloning software, which you used fully support Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot?
Which is signed by Microsoft.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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

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

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

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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Hi,
My pc (win 8, IE9, 64 bit) started behaving oddly suddenly before refusing to go any further now saying unable to find boot drive, please insert boot disk and press any key.
Is this terminal and have I lost all data on that pc? Will taking it to a pc wizard do any good?
I am in Australia
I hope someone can offer productive advice
Fiona

A:Unable to find boot drive insert boot disk

Welcome,
I'm assuming that you are currently communicating from another computer.
Do you have the installation disk? If not, then the trip to the PC wizard sounds like a wise choice.
The data loss will depend on what is wrong and when you made your last backup. It could be very little to total.
Keep us posted
 
Dick

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Hello there,

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

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

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

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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

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

I believe you will be able to get round this:

Install XP.

Backup your boot.ini file.

Boot from your Windows 2003 CD and begin an installation.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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I have had an on-going problem with my computer where sometimes it boots and sometimes it doesn't. this times it's different. it wont boot at all. If i try to boot from hard disk normally, it goes to "starting windows" and suddenly changes to "windows is loading files" and then restarts my computer.
launching start-up repair takes me to "windows is loading files" and the returns me to the page that ask me if i want to run start up repair.
loading the installation disk directs me up to "starting windows" and then i get the error code "00xc0000225" and tells me to try the installation disk that i JUST tried loading.
to summarize, no matter what i do, it wont boot up. i have made NO hardware OR software changes recently so i have no idea what is wrong. however i have not gotten the BSOD yet. Help would be GREATLY appreciated!

P.S. all i wanted to do was play portal...

A:Computer unable to boot at all from anything (error code 00xc0000225)

You didn't download it from a shady source did you?

Anyhow, repair install might be your easiest route it sounds like some windows base files are damaged.
Does Safe Mode work?
that might give you a chance to use SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
to see if the damaged files can be repaired without the repair install it will also give us the opprotunity to run viral scans with something like Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer

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