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ends windows loop + unable to reinstall windows

Q: ends windows loop + unable to reinstall windows

hello, this is going to look very familiar because it almost the same problem everyone else is having, cept that i'm on a laptop.
well i have a problem on my 2 year old laptop. today i've been using my laptop all day and night, writing a psych paper. i was working downstairs and grew tired of it. so i turned off my computer and headed upstairs. once i got it plugged up again and turned on, a problem occurred. windows crashed and my computer restarted. this happened just as windows finished booting up. this is a constant loop. sometimes i catch a glimpse of a blue screen but it dissipates in a blink of an eye. so i decide i got a virus or something so i try to do a fresh reinstall with my xp install disk. my computer boots off the disk to windows setup. it tells me...
TO SET UP WINDOWS XP NOW, PRESS ENTER
TO REPAIR A WINDOWS XP INSTALLATION USING RECOVERY CONSOLE, PRESS R
TO QUIT SETUP WITHOUT INSTALLING WINDOWS XP, PRESS F3
so i press enter and it gets me to the point where it gives me the terms of agreement for installing a new windows. i press f8 to agree and it says loading dosnet.inf and that i need to insert a windows install disk. even though i have one in my drive. so i press f3 and restart. nothing..... so i go to windows recovery program. i mess around in there doing chkdsk getting the message
chkdsk found one or more errors on the volume
2092340kilobytes total disk space
515100 kilobytes total disk space
when i try to load regularly now it gives me
SAFE MODE
SAFE MODE WITH COMMAND PROMPT
SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING
LAST GOOD CONFIGURATION THAT WORKED
LOAD WINDOW XP NORMALLY

none of these options work, they just lead to the restart. here is where my problem is a little different. i have the xp install disk, i have reinstalled xp many of times on this laptop. now it will not allow me to do this no matter what i try to do. i have gone to hundreds of websites with people having this problem and havn't found an answer yet.
thank you for your time. any help you can give me is greatly appreciated.


***edit here are my specs
HARDWARE
Manufacturer:
Dell Inc.
Processor:
Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2050 @ 1.60GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory:
1022MB RAM
Hard Drive:
70 gigs internal hard drive 1 TB external hard drive
Video Card:
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Omega 3.8.442)
Monitor:
Default Monitor
Sound Card:
SigmaTel Audio
Speakers/Headphones:
Operating System:
Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)

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A: ends windows loop + unable to reinstall windows

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The power switch went on and off very quickly, while moving some equipment. After that the computer booted to the Windows did not start successfully.
Selecting any of the options just resulted in the computer rebooting after about 10 seconds. When I tried to install windows the installation would freeze at the part where it asks you which hard drive you want to format.

So I put that HD in another computer and installed windows. The same "Windows Did not start Succesfully" came up! Thinking something was fried, I bought a new motherboard, SAME ERROR! Bought a new processor. SAME ERROR. I even put in a working hardrive with windows from another CPU into the problematic computer and got the same error.

Not sure what to do at this point, I made sure nothing was connected to the CPU Except the HD CD Drive. How can this be? New Mobo, new Processor, new HD same error?

A:Windows did not start Successfully loop - Even after Reinstall!!

when you put the hard drive on another m/b you have to either do a clean install or run a repair install,as it looks for the old m/b and when it cannot find it.it stops dead in it's tracks
as soon as you get it running windows then you run the m/b setup cd

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OS crashed and am trying to reinstall Windows XP Pro. Problem is I've reached the blue Windows screens and getting error message that 'can't locate asms file'. Now I can't finish the install, and I can't boot from cd to try to reformat drive and reinstall. when I restart Windows XP splash screen comes up, the blue install windows comes up and the error message comes up. How do I get out of this mess???
 

A:Solved: Windows XP Reinstall stuck in loop HELP

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron N41110 that ran like a dream for the whole 13 months I've had it--until last night, when it froze, I forced a reset, and it got stuck in the Startup Repair loop.  At first Startup Repair said the problem was a corrupt registry, but now it says it can't figure out the root cause at all.  I tried this tutorial, but the computer couldn't copy a couple of the files due to an "I/O error," so it's still stuck in the loop. System Restore wouldn't work--it told me there were no restore points.  Then, after spending hours getting my personal files off with Paragon Rescue Kit, I ran the Dell diagnostics from the boot menu, and the hard drive failed the test with error code 2000-0142.
 
Finally, I decided to run chkdsk for the heck of it . . . and it's been stuck on "Correcting error in index $130 for file 4897" for four hours now. 
 
What should I do now?  I'm not especially technologically savvy (obviously) and this is my first encounter with the startup repair loop, so even though I've now read tons of threads and articles on it I still have no idea what to do with my computer.  I've read a lot of stuff that says reinstalling Windows 7 is the only way to fix it, but now I'm wondering if the hard drive is the root cause and can't be fixed.  Is there any way to tell for sure what's going on, or should I just get a new hard drive and be done with it?  (I'm definitely not happy at the prospect of needing a ne... Read more

A:Startup repair loop - Reinstall Windows or get new hard drive?

ERROR CODE :2000-0142 from the Dell Forum - Also From DellYour worst fears are true. HDDs can last 1 year or 15 years, I have found it is just luck and care that makes it longer or shorter. Have you dropped or crushed the unit, as this can also shorten the life - Thank You - and Sorry - 

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So I recently bought a Lenovo desktop that came with windows 7 pre-installed - I guess I havn't logged on this computer for a couple of months so it was kind of a surprise for me when i turned it on 2 days ago and it all of a sudden said " This copy of windows is not genuine " ? I've only had the thing for 5-6 months... Did the windows 7 home prem already expire, or? It keeps asking me to "Activate windows now" since the "Activation period has expired" - It doesn't make any sense though because I never had this problem before... I tried contacting customer support but there's no phone number anywhere... apparently you have to download a program which finds your serial number for you then you can call, but the program won't download for me - it just says " Failed " - Does anyone know the customer support phone number? Or Does anyone know how to reinstall windows on a "Pre-installed system" ? Thanks

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My computer is an HP Pavilion 500-205t DT, I was running W7 Pro and when W10 became available I downloaded it to a USB. I installed W10 Pro and it functions normally and my other applications work well within W10 Pro. I like W10 however, I would like to go back to W7 Pro. I have installed OS's over the years many times without any issues. I have 3 types of media to install W7 Pro, dvd, usb and a set of factory reinstall disks. I have tried all three media trying to reinstall W7 Pro and each time near the end of the installation I receive the following error message: The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows click ok to restart the computer, then restart the installation. This event happened while trying to reinstall (clean) W7 Pro. I have tried suggestion to edit the registry to look for the childcompletion setting, but am unable to get to the registry editor from the error screen. The installation media works fine on my Compaq Presario. I would appreciate any help in this matter. Thanks for reading my post.

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Have a Dell inspiron 17r that recently starting failing to boot (Windows encountered a problem blue screen) and then goes into a automatic repair loop.

Things that I have tried
- Ran Dell internal diagnostics, no errors or issues.
- Booting to safe mode or command prompt. I can't access safe mode or CMD due to the auto repair loop
- Restore to a previous recovery point. When I try any option in the advanced menu Windows give an error that I must log in as an administrator and that there are no administrators configured on the system. (single user who is an admin on the system)
- Boot with Windows 8.1 install disc. Unable to launch bcdedit as discussed in many articles, tells me it can't load the boot configuration.
- Ran system restore from 8.1 CD which runs for about 30 minutes and then give an error that a file could not be accessed.
- From Windows 8.1 CD I have run chkdsk (no errors) and SFC (no issues found)
- There are no external devices connected to the laptop, no USB mouse, etc.

I've spent a few hours going over all the MS articles along with anything I could find on a forum, given what I've attempted so far is there anything else I can do.

A:Windows 8.1 automatic repair loop - unable to fix this

One other thing I tried was to manually replace the registry files in System32\Config from the last backup. That did not help.

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Hi there,

Apologies if this has already been dealt with. I looked around but couldn't find a solution for my problem.

I have a desktop PC with Win XP pro Sp2 that's been working fine with no problems since the autumn at least.

Now though I seem to be stuck in an endless reboot loop. Everytime it reaches the Win Xp logo and just before you

get to se the login screen the whole PC just reboots.

I've tried Safe mode & last known config to no success. I disabled the auto restart on system failure and got this

blue error message when windows tried to load:


Quote:




STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status o (line cuts off?)
f 0xc0000135 (0x00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.






I'm not sure if it's related but this all started after I installed the newest Windows updates. It prompted me for a reboot when done and that's when this loop started when I tried to get back in.

There have been no hardware changes since the autumn and no bios changes. The only other recent signficant thing I can think of is that I installed ZoneAlarms firewall a few days ago, but the PC has been shutdown and rebooted several times successfully since. I use this PC daily and for several hours each day and it hasn't had any problems since the autumn when one of the memory sticks gave out. It was replaced and no problems since then up till now.

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A:[SOLVED] Xp Pro Reboot loop, unable to get into windows

download and run the hard drive makers diognostic utility on the hard drive
boot into the recovery console and try
fixboot

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A:Unable to reinstall Windows 7

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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My HDD failed last week and I have lost everything that was on it. I have bought a new one and fitted it. The only problem is as I had not made a back up I cannot install Windows. I have been to Microsoft website and they say as the laptop was pre installed by dell my key won't work and as the laptop is out of warranty I can't get a copy from dell. Has anyone experienced this and what have they done about it? TIA.

A:Unable to reinstall Windows

I think you can still get a free download of Windows 10, if you want another OS then look on Amazon here:
Win 7 for instance: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Professional-Recovery-Included~-SATISFACTION-GUARANTEED/dp/B00GKHYA7Q/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1464595451&sr=8-3-fkmr2&keywords=1+of+Windows+Drivers+Disc+Install+Missing+Drivers+Automatically+Wireless%2C+Network%2C+Graphics+and+much+more+for+Windows+XP%2C+Vista%2C+7%2C+8+32%2F64+Bit+Computer+La+[ASIN%3A+B00J3ZX1IQ]
Worked fine for me. Good luck

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Hi All, Win8.1 in on my PC and I'm trying to reinstall. After inserting the Win8 DVD I get to a screen that reads, "What Needs Your Attention". And that's it. Nothing. I just ahve a blank white display box with nothing in it - for an hour. Has anyone had this propblem before? Does anyone know of a solution? Many thanks.

Problem Solved. I hit DEL when rebooting which accessed the DVD installation. All fine.

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Hi,
I recently installed Windows 10 technical Preview on my Samsung SmartPC XE500.
Today i wanted to set it back to factory mode, but it only reinstalled Windows 10. =/

So I put in my recovery USB flash drive. Booted with Volume up + Power, and it finally booted the flash drive.
No i wanted to reinstall everything, but it does not work.

All i got is 'Unable to rest your pc. A required drive partition is missing'. I guess this is because Windows 10 deleted the original recovery partition.

BTW the recovery medium i've made does not contain the $PBR_Diskpart files. Maybe this is the problem?

Is there a way to fix this? I really need to reinstall Windows 8.

A:Unable to reinstall Windows 8!

The right partition structure is here somewhere. I get lost in all the threads. Will search the forum or internet.

EDIT: I hope this helps: Configure UEFI/GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions

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I had opened an email yesterday from a friend, turned outr to be a virus. It crashed my computer. Now, when I turned computer on, it was trying to load from cd/dvd and was unable to...since there wasn't one there. Ok, so I tried to re-install. When I got pass the custom install screen to the disk partition, well there was one partition there that reads, disk 0 unallocated space. I than tried to create a new one. It wont let. Im not sure what to do next....any help is very much appreciated thank you in advance!

A:Unable to reinstall Windows

what is the system? laptop/desktop? what disk(s) are you using?
if its a laptop, the easiest way to recover is from the recovery partition... Laptop Recovery Instructions
good luck

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Currently no OS is installed. Everytime I try to reinstall W7, the partition is currently unallocatted, I clicked on new & wait a little while & then dissapears & says "No device drivers found". I even tried loading drivers & that didn't help. What shall I do?

A:Unable To Reinstall Windows 7

What kind of hard drive is it? make/model?

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When I try to reinstall XP using a legitimate disc, when it searches for previous version of Microsoft Windows, a BSOD pops up saying REGISTRY_ERROR with the error code being 0x00000051. When XP loads up, the mouse and keyboard don't work. I've tried a PS/2 port and that did not work. If however, I boot Windows 7 up, the mouse and keyboard work fine. No, I haven't been using registry cleaners as they can mess it up more. And yes, I've tried different USB ports and that didn't work. Could the problem be that I have a 2Port KVM Switcher to switch between 2 computers? That however has never happened before. When I tried the recovery console, the same message pops up. Honestly, I'm stumped as to why it won't install.
 

A:Unable to reinstall Windows XP

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Hi All

When i start up the computer all i get is the desktop picture, there is nothing on there, such as the start menu etc. I have had a look on the net and tried to see how to re-install xp (without a disk - as the computer never came with one (I have a the code for it on a sticker on the side of my computer)) and it tells me look in the I386 folder from my computer. However im unable to get to that folder as my computer just shows the background picyure of blue skys and green hills.

Im not fused with having to install everything again as I have everything saved on an external hard drive and have all the install disks for any software on there.

Any help wouls be received kindly

thanks
Samantha
 

A:unable to reinstall windows xp

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I believe my problem is s/w related (malware). Initially I thought my HDD was failing but then I noticed I'm able to use most functions perfectly in Safe Mode (except I cannot open Word, Excel, etc). But I'm writing this from Safe Mode. Based on that I assumed my HDD might be ok.

I have had malware before, and twice before I wiped everything out and reinstalled win7 with the recovery discs.

However this time I'm having a problem. I follow the steps: Hit F12, select "CD/DVD Drive" but instead of reading my disc (the System Disc), it takes me straight to the start up, i.e. "Starting Windows". Even when I do a hard power off, I still have to select either one of the Safe Mode options or Normal Mode. In the past it would just read my recovery disc. I even tried going into BIOS and selecting the CD/DVD drive as 1st drive read. That didn't help either.

Anyone know what's going on and how I can get around this?

Also based on what little you've heard, does it sound like I have malware or a failing HDD? (not sure there's enough info for you to answer this question, but I thought I'd give it a shot. I know squat about this stuff).

Thanks in advanced!

A:Unable to reinstall Windows CDs

and welcome to the Forum

You can rule out drive failure by running diagnostics on the hard drive by downloading Seatools and making a bootable disc. Do the short and long test.

If either test fails, the drive needs to be replaced.

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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I work on computers for extra income so I've installed operating systems numerous times but this one has me stuck. I received a Dell 700m netbook that need a clean install done, I was in the middle of installing Windows 7 when the power cord came loose causing the laptop to shut off without completing the install. Since then when booting from the hard drive I get a "windows failed to install" error message, when booting from the disk to try a fresh install I get to "starting services" screen at which point the laptop restarts.
I've ran diagnostics on it, everything passed. Tried using repair disk, ran 3 times got nothing. Went to advanced startup and tried using cmd prompt but was given an error message. Any advice would be appreciated.

A:Unable to install Windows 7, Services startup loop

Wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command.

Then Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 following tutorial steps to get it perfect.

If this fails use the latest official installer in Step 1 of tutorial.

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A:Help my os is unbootble an im unable to reinstall windows

Try this:1. Reboot your PC2. When it starts up, hit the key to bring up the BIOS section.3. Look for the Boot Sequence option.4. Change the order like so:No. 1 - CD/DVD DriveNo. 2 - HDDNo. 3 - whatever...5. Insert the Windows 7 disc.6. Save the settings and exit the BIOS section7. The computer should automatically reboot and start reading from the CD/DVD drive.If everything is in order, you should be greeted by the Windows 7 Setup screen.Perform a clean install and you're good to go!

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My parent's pc, through up errors during startup 1 day - a massive list of dlls could not be found, and after the error messages had finished the screen would freeze, no icons would appear. no commands would work. safe mode would also not load.

I used the xp disk to attempt to reinstall windows. initially it asked for the current partition to be formatted - the bar worked up as though it was formatting the partition, at about 39% it jumped up to 100% and said the partition could not be formatted and restarted the pc.

this time it would reach the partition screen and show only unpartitioned space (there is no mention of xp being installed anymore), i am then given the option to install windows or create a new partition. if i select to install xp, i get a message saying i need to create a partition and i get returned to the partition screen. if i select create a partition, it asks what size i want and then when i press enter it returns to the partition screen, without creating the partition.

it seems to be stuck in an infinite loop!

i have 2 questions:
1) Has anyone any idea how to fix this problem? (i have read about others with the problem, but no solutions)
2) If i was to install windows 7 on a new hard drive, and then connect the old hard drive up to it - will i then be able to access any files saved to it? could it be repaired through windows 7?

pc is:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400
Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2 GeForce 6100 Socket AM2
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A:Unable to format hd and reinstall windows.

and welcome to the Forum


Quote:




1) Has anyone any idea how to fix this problem? (i have read about others with the problem, but no solutions)

I would run diagnostics on the hard drive

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File



2) If i was to install windows 7 on a new hard drive, and then connect the old hard drive up to it - will i then be able to access any files saved to it? could it be repaired through windows 7?

If it has not failed, this should work. The attempt toformat likely wiped out the files however

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I have exhausted the options available on the installation screens and command line prompt to the extent that I can, tried various methods seen on other posts. Here are the issues that I am seeing when troubleshooting:
Open diskpart, list disks, select the primary hdd, clean it, but then am unable to create a primary partition.

Get stuck during setup on the page when you need to select where you want to install windows. Disk shows on list but doesn't have any partitions.

After clicking next, it runs for a while and then generates the error seen below.
When clicking new, it prefills in with this size of the partition and I click apply (shown below). Does this need to be adjusted? It then shows a popup mentioning that it might create additional partitions... Read more

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I'm trying to reinstall windows on my computer from scratch with the manufacturer disc. However, at the blue screen after agreeing to the Terms of Use. A blue error screen pops up, stating
A problem has been detected and windows is forced to shut down to prevent damage to your computer
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
and then the usual two paragraphs
Technical information:
STOP: 0x0000000A (0xC5C9B008, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x8081DE5A)
A second try ended up with
Technical information:
STOP: 0x00000001 (0x84000000, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xF7A4DA4E)
PCIIDEX.SYS - Address F7A4DA4E base at F7A4D000. DateStamp 4117b4c
My computer has been acting really weird recently, such as a lot of times when a software requires the computer to restart, a blue screen would flash by once, followed by the black screen with the options: safe mode, safe mode with networking, ... last known good configuration,...
Once the blue screen stayed, so I was able to record down what it said. Beside the normal two paragraphs stating restart and hardware software stuff, there was:
Technical information:
STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x808F06D7, 0xF7B580B8, 0xF7B57DB4)
I just want to start fresh on my computer, please help.

A:Error Msg, Unable to reinstall windows from scratch

There is a Microsoft page that refers to troubleshooting Stop 0x0000000A Errors.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314063
This error could be caused by many things, but my first hunch is this....
Why are you reinstalling Windows? Virus? Spyware?
If so, you might try BACKING UP YOUR DATA to another place, and completely formatting the drive before attempting to reinstall Windows.

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Hello, I have an HP Pavilion 17 notebook running Windows 8, birth date 9/2013.Product # : EOJ81UA#ABAI unknowingly downloaded malware and the system became infected and crashed a minute later. Windows Defender displayed the detected malware notice right before. I have the Windows recovery disc set (straight from the company) which worked perfectly for a clean install in the past after a corrupt download. Not this time. Things are just getting worse.First, I ran tests on the memory and hard drive - both passed.I opted for the factory reset and used the discs to wipe everything and attempt a clean install of Windows 8. I could not get past "Software Installation", it looped and restarted that process 11 times before I gave up.After, I tried to start over and I kept getting the Windows cannot complete installation" error. That just looped and looped with no result. I've tried so many things over the last 20 hours - F8, F10, F11, F12. Went into the BIOS, tried to boot directly from the disk, created a new account, pretty much any solution I've found on Google that has helped others with the same problem, nothing has worked.I tried to restart the installation all over again and could not get past 58% on the second disk and kept getting this error :Copy File Failed.From : D: \PRELOAD\BASE20.SWMTo: C:\RM\Image\BASE20.SWMI click OK, it restarts and I get a black screen withChecking media [FAIL]Checking mediaAnd then this error message in a blue box: Selected boot image did not authen... Read more

A:Unable to reinstall Windows 8 after malware infection

Hi: I can't help you with why the recovery disks aren't working, but see if this works... You can make your own plain W8 OEM installation disk by downloading the ISO file at the link below. This file will work with the product key in your PC's BIOS. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0W9PBigPy94aVJWSndyTFNFMzg/edit?pli=1 Then use this tool to transfer the file to a 4 GB USB flash drive or a DVD. The tool will make the media bootable. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool If you can get W8 to install that way then go to your notebook's support and driver page to install the drivers and available software. http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-17-e000-Notebook-PC-series/5375409/model/5395210

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I'm trying to reinstall windows on my computer from scratch with the manufacturer disc. However, at the blue screen after agreeing to the Terms of Use. A blue error screen pops up, stating
A problem has been detected and windows is forced to shut down to prevent damage to your computer
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
and then the usual two paragraphs
Technical information:
STOP: 0x0000000A (0xC5C9B008, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x8081DE5A)
A second try ended up with
Technical information:
STOP: 0x00000001 (0x84000000, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xF7A4DA4E)
PCIIDEX.SYS - Address F7A4DA4E base at F7A4D000. DateStamp 4117b4c
My computer has been acting really weird recently, such as a lot of times when a software requires the computer to restart, a blue screen would flash by once, followed by the black screen with the options: safe mode, safe mode with networking, ... last known good configuration,...
Once the blue screen stayed, so I was able to record down what it said. Beside the normal two paragraphs stating restart and hardware software stuff, there was:
Technical information:
STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x808F06D7, 0xF7B580B8, 0xF7B57DB4)
I just want to start fresh on my computer, please help.
 

A:Error Msg, Unable to reinstall windows from scratch

Checkout: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311564

And remove any unnecessary hardware.
 

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Today I received a new Acer AL2015W LCD Monitor, and I plugged everything in and it booted Windows just fine...it asked me what type of resolution I wanted and (being the noob that I am) I wasn't sure, and one of the options was preview...so I chose that...when it changed it to one of the resolutions my screen went blank...

So I shutdown my computer manually...and attempted to restart...it got past the first few screen but it would not get to the windows screen...and I also didn't here the windows startup chime...

So I attempted to start it up in safe mode and it would get stuck on this page...
http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/...21068056909609

As a last resort I attempted to reinstall windows...and when I got past the agreement page or the page that you have to push F8 I got a blue screen error...

This error said...

Bad_pool_caller

and the numbers it gave were...

0x000000c2
(0x00000043 0xc2554000 0x00000000 0x00000000)

I have tried removing the sound card, taking out one stick of ram, reseting the bios, placing the video card in the other pci slot, and still no luck...

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
h4lt

A:Unable To Boot/reinstall Windows After New Monitor....

When reinstalling windows did you format your drive or just install over your existing installation?

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I have an HP Envy 15 that I bought over a year ago with factory installed Windows 8.1 64 bit.
? Windows 8.1 64
? 4th generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M Processor
? NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M Graphics with 4096MB of dedicated video memory
? 15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366x768)
? 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
? 750GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
? 24GB flash Hard Drive Acceleration Cache

My computer wont let me log into windows, it's currently in a restart loop: the computer starts -> goes to the HP opening screen -> then to blue screen with the message "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we can restart for you (System Thread Exception Not Handled (iaStorA.sys)) -> restarts "preparing automatic repair" -> blue screen -? restarts......

i was able to create a recovery USB using a friends computer (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media) to create the ISO file and the windows 7 usb dvd download tool to burn it to the usb.

i got the computer to read the usb and boot up from it. These are the screen shots of the options i'm able to choose from when going into "Repair your computer". None of the options in the Advanced options fix the problem or require an image or system restore that I don't have. Refresh and Reset Your PC don't work either.

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A:Unable to reinstall windows 8.1 from burned usb recovery

choose the command prompt option > and then type one command at a time

diskpart
list disk
list volume
select disk 0
list partition

post a pic of cmd windows..

The issue you are having is with your Intel SATA Storage driver

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Hi All
please can anyone help me with a problem thats driving me nuts!
i have just done some upgrades to my pc (it was throwing up a few errors and was generally pretty slow.)i have installed a new mobo,upgraded the RAM and the PSU,i have used the existing CPU and heatsink/fan (cleaned and used new thermal paste) and used my existing HDD. i also reformatted my HDD so i could do a fresh install of windows xp to freshen things up,used all the new cables etc that came with the mobo, problem is now when i try boot up the pc and put the windows xp disk in my drive,i get the BIOS splash screen and setup options,boot pop up etc but the dvd drive with the disk spins up then goes to a black screen saying "press cntrl,alt,del to restart" During POST all the components are recognised and as i can get into BIOS setup and change settings (tried all the usual suspects changing the boot order,asking to boot from master DVDdrive with the boot popup etc all to no avail!) i have made sure that all the components are recognised within BIOS which they are! everything CPU (showing correct speed 3.2 ghz) HDD ,generic DVDdrives,DDR2 ram (showing correct amount 2gb) its all there! but like i say,after POST and BIOS splash screen it goes straight to this black screen "press cntrl yadayada! please has anyone got any ideas how to get round this as i`m completely stumped!
list of current hardware
ASUS P5KPL-AM mobo
INTEL P4 3.2 ghz LGA775 CPU
EZ COOL 550 watt PSU
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A:Unable to reinstall windows xp after mobo change

You will have to install a new operating system on it... old recovery disks won't work on it with a new motherboard, you need to buy (if you haven't already) a new OS disk, and then install it.
 

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My OS is Win 7 Home edition.
 
Window Live Mail (WLM) problems caused me to attempt the repair option for Windows Essentials (WE) in Control Panel. That was unsuccessful as were subsequent uninstalls and reinstalls of WE. Finally I uninstalled WE using the Revo Uninstaller program. 
 
The reinstall is now the problem as I now get the message there is already a more recent version of the program on the pc that I must uninstall before installing the one I downloaded. Nowhere in my pc can I find the WLM I am suppose to have.
 
I did locate an old shortcut icon but when I click on that, I get the error message the WLDCore.dll is missing and WLM cannot function without it.
 
I have checked a couple of items on the internet  promoting purchase of their program to reinstall WLDCore.dll but I do not know if they are trustworthy or can actually do what they claim.
 
Any help or advice you can give me  to get my email service through WLM up and running again would be gratefully appreciated. TYIA.

A:Unable to reinstall Windows Live Main.

Try the following fixit.
 
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/Program_Install_and_Uninstall

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Unable to reinstall on Windows 10 shows the following message."Windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer restart the installation".This came after a Windows Update.
 

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MESSAGE: "ERROR 1606. COULD NOT ACCESS NETWORK LOCATION EN-US."  I'M TRYING TO REINSTALL AN AUTOCAD APP THAT HAD BECOME UN-RESPONSIVE.  BUT I KEEP GETTING THIS ERROR MESSAGE.  IS THERE A PROGRAM ON WINDOWS 10 THAT TAKES THE PLACE
OF THE "WINDOWS FIX-IT APP" ON WINDOWS 7 & 8?



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Today I received a new Acer AL2015W LCD Monitor, and I plugged everything in and it booted Windows just fine...it asked me what type of resolution I wanted and (being the noob that I am) I wasn't sure, and one of the options was preview...so I chose that...when it changed it to one of the resolutions my screen went blank...

So I shutdown my computer manually...and attempted to restart...it got past the first few screen but it would not get to the windows screen...and I also didn't here the windows startup chime...

So I attempted to start it up in safe mode and it would get stuck in the very first part...

As a last resort I attempted to reinstall windows...and when I got past the agreement page or the page that you have to push F8 I got a blue screen error...

This error said...

Bad_pool_caller

and the numbers it gave were...

0x000000c2
(0x00000043 0xc2554000 0x00000000 0x00000000)

I have tried removing the sound card and taking out one stick of ram, but no luck...

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
h4lt

A:Unable To Boot/reinstall Windows After New Monitor....

The error reports a driver problem. I would remove the monitor reconnect the old monitor and try safe mode again. If you can get into the OS go to device manager and remove the old monitor software drivers.

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Hi and thank you for reading my post.
I was advised to create a new thread by InadequateInfirmity with reference to this thread
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/614309/cannot-run-exe-files-in-windows-vista-64-home-edition/page-2
My operating system is Windows Vista 64 Home Edition on a brand new Acer Aspire laptop purch ased in 2011 and just opened and used for the first time a few weeks ago. We were able to run through many Antivirus procedures but did not find any serious infections. Then upon trying to boot windows in safe mode in order to perform windows all repair procedure, the laptop became stuck in a start up loop where I get a black screen with a large white arrow before it rebpots and repeats. I cannot access any safe mode and the only way I can enter windows is from f8 then selecting last known good configuration which boots into safe mode. I cannot connect with the Internet through safe mode. We performed a check disk but that didn't determine any problems. Windows start up repair also did not find any problems. However, even after doing system restore with multiple points, the start up boot problem still remains. My laptop did not come with a system restore back up disc and I do not know what to do.
Please advise on what I can do to correct this issue. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thank you and best regards

A:Windows Vista 64 stuck in constant reboot loop, unable to start

Tap F8 at boot. Select Disable AutoRestart on System Failure. Does the computer throw a blue screen on reboot?

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Hi and thank you for reading my post.
I was advised to create a new thread by InadequateInfirmity with reference to this threadhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/614309/cannot-run-exe-files-in-windows-vista-64-home-edition/page-2
My operating system is Windows Vista 64 Home Edition on a brand new Acer Aspire laptop purch ased in 2011 and just opened and used for the first time a few weeks ago. We were able to run through many Antivirus procedures but did not find any serious infections. Then upon trying to boot windows in safe mode in order to perform windows all repair procedure, the laptop became stuck in a start up loop where I get a black screen with a large white arrow before it reboots and repeats. I cannot access any safe mode and the only way I can enter windows is from f8 then selecting last known good configuration which boots into safe mode. I cannot connect with the Internet through safe mode. I tried each of the options in f8 including disable auto restart on system failure but it still continued with the reboot loop. We performed a check disk but that didn't determine any problems. Windows start up repair also did not find any problems. However, even after doing system restore with multiple points, the start up boot problem still remains. My laptop did not come with a system restore back up disc and I do not know what to do.
Please advise on what I can do to correct this issue. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thank you and best regards
Hope I posted in th... Read more

A:Windows Vista 64 stuck in constant reboot loop, unable to start

You are posting in the correct thread; please go to the top right hand corner of this page and click on Follow This Topic.  This way you will be notified of new responses to this thread.
 
You will need access to a working PC and a USB drive (stick type would be fine).
 FIRST >>>>
Download MCShield to your desktop and install it.
It will initially run a scan and show the result as a toaster by the system clock
Then in the control centre select scanner and tick unhide items on flash drives
Plug in the drive and McShield will start a scan
Select logs and then copy/paste it to your next post
Also, copy the MCShield install file to the USB drive to transfer it to the laptop.
 
 
SECOND >>>>
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool 64bit and save it to your USB drive. 
 
Remove the drive and plug it into your laptop (once it is booted into Safe Mode). 
 
Install MCShield.exe on the laptop (this is to protect your systems from USB sourced malware).
 
Copy the FRST64.exe file to the laptop Desktop from the USB drive and run it .
Right click the FRST file on your desktop and select "Run as Administrator..." (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
If an update is available, the program will inform you and download the update.  Allow it do this please.
Once the tool shows "The tool is ready to use." message, please press the Sc... Read more

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Please remove this post. I think I mistakenly double posted. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Hi and thank you for reading my post.
I was advised to create a new thread by InadequateInfirmity with reference to this threadhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/614309/cannot-run-exe-files-in-windows-vista-64-home-edition/page-2
My operating system is Windows Vista 64 Home Edition on a brand new Acer Aspire laptop purch ased in 2011 and just opened and used for the first time a few weeks ago. We were able to run through many Antivirus procedures but did not find any serious infections. Then upon trying to boot windows in safe mode in order to perform windows all repair procedure, the laptop became stuck in a start up loop where I get a black screen with a large white arrow before it reboots and repeats. I cannot access any safe mode and the only way I can enter windows is from f8 then selecting last known good configuration which boots into safe mode. I cannot connect with the Internet through safe mode. I tried each of the options in f8 including disable auto restart on system failure but it still continued with the reboot loop. We performed a check disk but that didn't determine any problems. Windows start up repair also did not find any problems. However, even after doing system restore with multiple points, the start up boot problem still remains. My laptop did not come with a system restore back up disc and I do not know what to do.
Please advise on what I can do to correct t... Read more

A:Windows Vista 64 stuck in constant reboot loop, unable to start

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I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  Upgrade went fine and it was working.  
After booting up back up for the first time since the install, I've become stuck in an automatic repair loop. 
I get the "Preparing Automatic Repair", then "Diagnosing your PC" before getting the error "Your PC did not start correctly". 
General advice on this issue is by using the advanced troubleshoot options, I can use Startup Settings to access Safe Mode.  However, when selecting Startup Settings and restarting, the loop continues - no Startup Menu. 
I have tried every option within the advanced options:
- Startup Repair: Couldn't repair your PC
- System Image Recovery and Go back to Previous Build: no image/no previous build
With System Restore, I think I might have found the primary issue.  I get two options for a restart - both critical windows updates and spaced a minute apart. When scanning for affected programs on either restore point I get the error:
"There was an unexpected error: The Configuration Registry Database is corrupt. (0x800703F1)"
If I do try to proceed with the restore, I get the option to restore from the OS (D:) System), but then get the error that the "disk OS (D:) has errors.  Windows has detected file system corruption on OS (D:). You must check the disk for errors before it can be restored." Upon checking for errors Windows tells me no errors were found.
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A:Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop. Unable to access Startup Settings

michalephuong,You can click the link below for information on resolving this error. What is the model of Dell Computer do you have that is giving you this error?How to fix Configuration Registry Database Is Corrupt 0x800703f1 Error?

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Dell Desktop Inspire stuck with Preparing Automatic repair and not start up.On year ago this computer updated from window 7 to window 10. But yesterday this computer can not start up and stuck with Preparing Automatic repair. I try to start with USB window 10 installation media. It does not work. So what I should fix this computer?

A:Windows 10 Automatic Repair Loop. Unable to access Startup Settings

Thank you for your message.Has there been any recent software changes like Windows updates, game or anti-virus installation?Restart the computer & when at the Dell logo turn off the computer using the power button, do this 3-4 times &  you should be taken to the advanced repair screen from where you can try to reset the computer.Once on the reset screen follow the steps on this link http://dell.to/2wCLdjG to reset the computer.For my record, please click on my Dell username & send a private message with the service tag, registered name & email address.

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I was having windows 7 ultimate 32 bit "activated" on my pc. I encrypted my drive D with
bitlocker , one day i was working on my pc suddenly a power failure occurred and after this when i reboot my pc windows 7 cannot start so i decided to reinstall windows 7 but the setup is showing "Windows could not retrieve information about the disk
on this computer" so i installed Windows XP it installed successfully but i was unable to access my local drive D so
i try to install windows 7 but it again shows the error message "Windows could not retrieve information about the disk on this computer" i remembered my bitlocker password and the i am having important data on drive D so guys please suggest me how
can i install windows 7 on my pc so i can decrypt drive D.

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Hi. I am trying to reinstall Windows on my Gf laptop; an Acer Aspire V5-531, model MS2361. At selektiv which HDD to install Windows onto that harddrive since it was GPT partisjon, I try a tid from the internet:
diskpart
List disk
Select disk
Clean
Exit

I then reformated the HDD
This trick let me proceed but after it was done unpacking the file from the DVD, i got an error code 0x80070017. After a quick google search it sand i had to fiddle the bot sequence of the DVD drive to make it compaitible, but noe I cant access the BIOS. I press F2 at boot, but it only goes to "click a Key to boot to drive" and then to Windows install. If I DONT have the cd on I Get a long screen of text saying "PXE-e61: media test failure, Chess cabel"

So what do I do at this point?

A:Unable to access BIOS aften failed reinstall of Windows.

First thing i would try is to remove battery form laptop then press and hold the power button on laptop for about 1 min then put battery back in and try to access bios then doing this step should reset the bios

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Hi,

I am having a problem with updating windows. I ran the SFC and I see that there are some errors detected.

Please assist me with this problem. I have tried several fixes but none have worked. I have attached the CBS log files.

A:Unable to Use Windows Update after reinstall - error 800B0100 occurs

Hello stifsplif, welcome to SevenForums!

Your CheckSUR log shows the following corruption:

Code:


=================================
Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.21645
Package Version 20.0
2013-09-05 09:29
Checking Windows Servicing Packages
Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\WUClient-SelfUpdate-Aux-AuxComp~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~en-US~7.4.7600.226.mum Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\WUClient-SelfUpdate-Aux-AuxComp~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~en-US~7.4.7600.226.cat
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\WUClient-SelfUpdate-Aux-AuxComp~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.4.7600.226.mum Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\WUClient-SelfUpdate-Aux-AuxComp~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.4.7600.226.cat
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\WUClient-SelfUpdate-Aux-MiniLP~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~en-US~7.4.7600.226.mum Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\WUClient-SelfUpdate-Aux-MiniLP~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~en-US~7.4.7600.226.cat
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\WUClient-SelfUpdate-Aux-TopLevel~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.4.7600.226.mum Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\WUClient-SelfUpdate-Aux-TopLevel~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.4.7600.226.cat
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\WUClient-SelfUpdate-Aux~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~en-US~7.4.7600.226.mum Line ... Read more

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I'm trying to fix a Sony Vaio Desktop (VGC-RB60G) for a friend. This is the first Sony PC I've ever dealt with and I'm realizing that they make it very difficult to do a complete windows reinstallation. So far I've learned that they do NOT offer a plain reinstallation cd but rather a set of Recovery discs which will only restore the system to "factory" condition (with all the junk on it). Anyways, the original problem with the PC was that it often had the BSOD error, 'Page_Fault_in_Nonpaged_Area'. So without any recovery discs available I used the F10 option at bootup to get to the Sony Recovery Partition to restore the C: Drive to factory condition. However, after completing this process, steps 1-4, the BSOD error stopped but instead Windows would repeatedly crash and give the "Windows has recovered from a serious error" message when it restarted with 2 files being the culprit which were located in C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local settings\Temp\WER9507\Mini082710.dmp and also the sysdata.xml file which is located in the same directory. Instead of deleting those folders I tried using the Recovery Partition to once again restore the C:\ drive thinking the original restore did not work properly but I couldn't even get through the second restore process because of the constant crashing which has gotten even worse. Now, I can't even get into Windows because the Restore process did not complete and I'm actual... Read more

A:Constant crashing, unable to reinstall Windows Sony Vaio

Hello marchettik84.
Please, do not delete your mini-dump directory. This is important diagnostic information.
It appears that you are not able to boot normally; Can you boot to safe mode?
To enter safe-more, use f8 as soon as you power-on; keep pressing until you get a screen offering you boot options.
The options will include...
safe-mode
safe-mode with networking
etc

Choose Safe-mode.

Once you have booted to safe mode, make a copy (preferrably zip up to 5) of the most recent files from the Windows\minidump directory.
And post them here from another machine.
We can analyze your dumps and try to help you solve the problem.
Without more information, we cannot tell if you have
a hardware issue, or
an application issue, or
a driver issue, or
a corrupted windows installation.

Hopefully, the minidumps will help to pinpoint the problem.
 

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Hi all

I think I'll go crazy i some minutes...
The computer of my parents is full with several viruses. So the easiest way to clean the comouter is, to make a new setup and rei stall Windows.

So I inserted the original Windows 7 install DVD, and set the DVD to the first position in BIOS. But when it starts from the DVD, there is only a black screen with a small "ED" on the right bottom of the screen. And that for minutes! Wtf??

So istarted the old to replace Windows and started it over the explorer. This works. But when I came to the screen where I can chose the partition, i'm unable to format the hard disk, because of missing drivers. Where is this?
So i installed it on a other free partition and it worked. But i keep having all the trash on the hard disk. So i tried to format the partition over the explorer. But it dont work.

So please help me, im going crazy! How can i reinstall this??

I've Windows 7 Ho e Premium x86

Thanks

A:Unable to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium to clean the Computer

Try Cleaning the HD Drive first, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hi All, I updated my z570 succesfully from windows 8.1 to windows10 back in 2015 and using succesfullly without any problems. when tried to update from 1703 got error which used to rolled back with automatic repair and recovery to previous version automatically after 2, 3 hard shutdowns. Recently when windows 10 is updating to latest security and  other updates (I defferred the feature updates like 1803 using some MS windows utility, So proceeded confidently with update).However during update the laptop entered into this endless restart loop. After hard shutdown with power key 2, 3 times its showing message that 'Attemptiing Automatic repair' then 'recovery to previous installed version' but quickly again restarting back in loop.  I tried following other methods:1. Tried entering to setup by pressing F2 - no luck2. Created bootable USB and started laptop and pressed F12 continuosly - no luck3. Removed battery and pressed power button for a while and restarted hoping to enter setup - didnt helped4. used One touch recovery key next to power button while system is off hoping after system on takes me to sestup page - didnt helped If I could atleast enter setup or boot will try to solve, I Sincerely request memebers here to help me solving this issue. Thanks

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Hi, and many thanks to anyone who can help me with this

Once you've had a look at the problem, do you recommend I buy a new SATA Hard Drive and retry the Windows XP installation?

I have been using Windows XP Home Edition on my Aries PC for several years without any problems, then it started freezing and BLUE screening intermitantly until it became unusable. I decided to reinstall Windows XP from scratch using the supplied recovery CD.

I am currently trying to reinstall Windows XP Home Edition (sp unknown) onto my (old) Aries PC but it does not seem to be recognising the hard disk drive (250Gb Maxtor SATA Raid drive).

I have tried the reinstall several times. The time before last it got to where I could repartition and reformat the drive (NTFS). I waited (for hours, NOT using Quick Format) until this was 100% complete then got to the same situation I am in now.

I have configured the PC to boot up from the DVD RW Drive and I have a floppy disk with the Raid Driver on it.

Below is the sequence of events leading up to the problem in 'Windows Setup'...

> Turn on PC
> Windows Setup screen (blue DOS-like screen)
> <F6>
> <S> to specify additional device
> (place Raid Driver floppy into floppydisk drive)
> <ENTER>
> <select 'ULi SATA Controller (M5287, Windows XP/Server 2003)'>
> <ENTER>
> Message...
Setup will load support for the following mass storage device(s):

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A:Problem: Unable to reinstall Windows XP Home Edition (Setup cannot access this disk)

is it set to be seen as ide in the bios

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Hello. I very recently purchased a ThinkCentre M910s desktop for the company I work for. It came preinstalled with a French version of Windows 7 Pro. As I work in IT, it was not a big deal to reinstall Windows 7 Pro using an English version, even if I had to use another key.  After looking into options to change the regional language (you can't unless you have Windows 7 Ultimate, apparently), I decided to put in a fresh hard drive (SSD instead of the SATA that came with the computer) and do a fresh install of English Windows 7 Pro. The install proceeded as expected, until I got to the Region language select screen. There are three dropdown menus for Language to install, Time and currency format and keyboard/input method.  Once it gets to this screen, my cursor disappears and my mouse and keyboard are not able to input anything. It appears to be frozen. I've used an official MS Windows 7 Pro install DVD, a USB installer made with the official Windows DVD and USB installer creator, using an ISO downloaded from Microsoft and I made a second, slipstream USB installer. All these methods arrived at the same result, a lock up at this region selection screen. Google search didn't provide much help. I suspected that Lenovo has somehow region-locked this computer with Windows 7 Pro, though I can't imagine how. The hard drive I'm using is a fresh out of the package Samsung SSD and the original drive isn't plugged in.  In frustration, I tried ... Read more

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I'm asking because it's something I've been thinking about and just wondered what other people would do next, after Windows 7 support ends. Ok we don't know what new thing will be around in four years time, but assuming the choice is Windows 10, Mac or Linux.

My gut feeling was to get an Apple Mac, even though I'm not keen on them - but they're too expensive for us lol. I already use Linux on another computer but like to have Windows as well. I like that Windows 10 seems to have made laptops more popular again (rather than everyone going tablet crazy), but I don't like the uncertainty over user control and all the advertising thingies.

A:What will you do when Windows 7 ends?

I'd stick with windows - It's what you know, Windows 10 is simple to use, and you can basically ignore the FUD printed on-line to sell blogs, and if you feel you need control to delay updates, there is the pro version, As you say the cost of apple systems is way too high for what is just average hardware, and the OS is very limiting, they do run quite well if you stick windows on them Linux is not something I would recommend to anyone for day to day use, It's fine for someone who wants to tinker rather than use.

Edit

I have to state that I am not someone who worries about the looks of an OS, but that it runs reliably and issue free, Seven, Eight and Now Ten have met these criteria

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Hello All,

I have 2 computers running Windows XP and I was just curious how big of a risk it would be to run these computers with this operating system after support ends by Microsoft April 2014. I have a copy of Windows 7 but Windows XP has been my favorite operating system by far, I love the interface and how lightweight it runs. So my question being, How much of a risk would it be for me to run Windows XP after support ends in April of 2014? Is it a huge risk, or will I be ok just by watching the websites I visit?

Thanks in Advance!
Simsboy27
 

A:Windows XP After Support Ends

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