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Fail boot in Windows7 (repaire or any boot)

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

hello Every one

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

sorry for my bad language
and thanks you for your help

Preferred Solution: Fail boot in Windows7 (repaire or any boot)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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oh boy, i thought i had this all worked out,guess not..Was doing Winamp visuals and program crashed, used system restore to backup image 3 days ago, got black screen now using new Winamp build 5.666 with all presets ,was throwing one of many codes

A:Windows7 fail to boot,Winamp 5.666 build,added all presets

It was throwing many codes as in what? Was there a bsod(s)?; or was it some other form of error that you got? I believe more info is needed here.

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WIndows 7 premium home version on a lenovo laptop freezing at splash screen. I can boot into safe mode just fine. Whereby I have to run a system restore back to an older date but the issue still comes back up and this seems to be especially true when trying to wake it from sleep mode. beyond the appcrash is there something else i should upload to help diagnose issue?

A:windows7 wont boot past windows splash screen - will boot to safe mod

A hasty fly by...
See if the link is of help.

Windows 7 won't boot after welcome screen. - Microsoft Answers

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I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04Lts in dual boot on my second drive, but since then I am unable to boot into windows 7 on my first drive. Ubuntu is installed in UEFI like Windows. In my BIOS, I have the two options for my first drive( ubuntu and Windows Boot Manager), Ubuntu works fine but when I select Windows Boot Manager I get error :

Status : 0xc0000225
Info: A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed.

When I boot into Ubuntu, I got 3 entries in my GRUB menu : Windows UEFI bootmgfw.efi, Windows Boot UEFI loader and Windows Boot Manager(on /dev/sda1)
They all give me the same error when I select them :

file : \windows\system32\winload.efi
status : 0xc0000001
info : The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.

I have tried booting in UEFI on a windows 7 installation disk and running startup repairs, but it failed in System files integrity check and repair with failed-error code 0x490.

Can anyone help?


A:Dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04Lts can't boot into windows7

Can you please post a screenshot of the menu you have when you boot into the installation disk?

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I have went into the bios settings and have changed it to legacy support legacy first , but it doesnt work, it actually makes it worse. I'm not sure what to do. Computer was bought 2 months ago.

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

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

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

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

Can i delete the mbr from the storage drive


does my storage drive need an mbr?


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

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

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Hi there,

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

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

Status: 0xc000000e

Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible


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

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

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

Any help greatly appreciated.

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


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

( Make sure all disks are plugged ).

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

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

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

Things I've tried:

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

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

Thanks in advance, guys.

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

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

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My new Lenovo T570 always fail to boot/startup normally. When i press the power button to start the laptop, it will display a page showing the following: "Lenovo", "if you want to interrupt normal startup, press enter". This page will remain displayed permanently. This problem was noticed few days after i launched the laptop. I thought it would resolve on its own but it became worse. Now when i pres the power button, it will either display the above page or it will show the boot menu/app menu page. Please what might be the cause and the possible solution?. Thanks. 

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Only have black screen with NO cursor. Tried recovery disk, F2 F8 F12 nothing works. However, it did once out of the past 20 tries to the windows sign in screen. There it froze.

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Everytime I turn it on it stops at the black screen and when I try to fix it at the beging with system restore it just happens all over again and now I'm stuck the command promp screen and I need a start. Menu and start up promt badly it just says. X:/SOURCES/RECOVERY/TOOLS). PLEASE SOMBODY TEll me a command code

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Toshiba satellite 1500 L505
Windows 7
Vision AMD
Windows is loading files. On bottom of screen. Will not boot
Have tried Windows 7 64 bit restore disc and up simple save external hard drive
Help please
I am communicating with my kindle

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I need some help on what happens during a "first boot" of Windows 7 , what files are used and when the bcd comes into play.
can someone direct me to a website that shows this?
how does windows know if a file has changed?
how does window know if a file is corrupt or not the original?
thank you for your help!

A:windows7 first boot

Well; to be honest; I dont think you really need to worry about those things too much as windows pretty much handles all of that on its own; however; if you really want to know try taking a look at this video from youtube; as it may help answer any questions. if it doesnt Im not really sure where else to point ya to because as i said most of what you are asking is done behind the scenes so to speak and is handled by windows by itself automatically.


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Hello! I'm not sure this is the correct forum, and I apologize in advance for my lack of vernacular when it comes to computers. I will do my best to explain the issues. I have been reading in the different forums over the last few days, and found some things I thought about trying, but then I read the warnings about not doing anything "unguided" so I have held off. Unfortunately, do to the nature of the problem, I am unable to provide any of the logs requested in the problem solving guide.Computer: Acer Aspire One 722 notebook/AMD Dual-Core Processor C60/4GB DDR3 mem/320GB hdd/Windows Home Premium 64Bit.Prior to Problem: Put Computer in "Sleep Mode"...Next day opened notebook and it had shut completely down. Hit Start and the following error message appeared: "Computer unable to come out of Hibernation". Was unable to navigate past this message. Could not shut down with Ctrl+Alt+Del...Shut down pressing start button. Problem: On reboot, brought to a screen saying something about the computer did not shut down properly and listed two options #1-Repair #2-Start Normally. #2 simply looped back to this message. #1- Runs for atleast 30 - 45 min and gives the following results. Sometimes it will bring up the System Recovery Options...Most often it simply cycles automatically to "start-up repair" and after running for another 20 - 30 min, loops back to the original screen with two options. Generally I just let it loo... Read more

A:Unable To Boot Into Windows7...

I do have original versions of the recovery disks (4) provided by Acer, but obviously would like to try and save my information before attempting a fresh install. Cal_Bear1982, give this a try to rescue any important files.Recover your Documents from an unbootable Windows System:If your computer is non-bootable and has a CD\DVDROM drive, you can problably access and copy your documents using an "alternative" operating system "Live CD." While there are many ways to accomplish this, one of the fastest and easiest is using a Puppy Linux live CD.What you will need: Another computer with internet connection and a CD burner, software capable for "burning an "iso" image to CD", a blank recordable CD disc, and a USB Flash drive or external USB drive large enough to rescue all of your documents.Start by downloading Lucid Puppy Linux (129 MB) from here or here.Burn the iso file to CD.Don't have the appropriate software or don't know how to burn the iso file to make the CD bootable. (See how to).Make sure your computer is set to boot from CD/DVD drive first. (See how to)Boot the computer with the newly created CD.Puppy Linux is a "Live CD" which means that it runs outside of the windows operating system that is on your computer.Puppy should progress and run automatically. When the desktop loads, click "OK" at the Personal Settings screen.Note the icons, bottom left, above the Menu button. They represent each dri... Read more

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Will start normally but work done in safe mode. Please help!!!!!

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HP G62 laptop. 3 yrs old. Had battery problem so using direct power. New battery but even with direct power laptop won't boot. Starts up but black screen and doesn't detect wifi. Booted once after many attempts, but will not boot now.

A:Windows7 boot problem

Press F8 repeatedly on bootup and a menu will show. Choose Startup Repair.

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Hi there

Hope u can help me. But before I go on, I have searched high and low and can't find the answer to my question anywhere here. Hecne why I am starting a new thread:

I have a PC, with 2 hard drives: Primary HDD, 250Mb, and a secondary drive, 1Tb.

The primary is labelled as 'C''Windows 7'. I have partitioned the secondary drive, into 2 drives: D and E. Called 'D' Windows XP and E my Games drive. D again is about 250Mb and E the rest.

I then proceeded to install windows XP 64bit over my windows 7 64bit. Followed the tutorial here and it all went ok. I have the XP installed, operating fine and my 7 is also working fine. However, I can't get the dual boot display to work correctly at the moment. To boot into XP, I have to hit F12 during boot up and select my second hard drive to boot up. and if I want 7, it boots up by default.

I have modified my BCD registry per tutorial, both in XP and windows7. I get the dual boot message at the beginnig, but when I click on XP, it tells me boot.ini is not correct, failed to detect NTLDR.

Can someone please help me and tell me what to do.
One thing I have noticed is that when 7 loads up, the drives are as they are. But when XP loads up, it renames my C drive to D and my D drive to C. So even though 7 is installed on C drive, when loading XP, it says C is the XP drive! Wierd!

PLease see the attached screnshots. They are pretty much self explanatory, they where all taken with 7 loaded up and not XP.

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A:Help with Dual Boot please - Windows7 and XP

The cleanest dual boot method with separate HD's is via BIOS boot order, or one-time Boot Menu key. This makes HD's independent to come and go as you please, whereas Windows-managed dual boot interlocks them.

If you want to use BIOS boot method, then just Remove XP from windows-managed Dual Boot using EasyBCD, set your preferred HD to boot first in BIOS boot order, then use one-time Boot Menu key to boot other drive.

If you still want Windows-managed Dual Boot, Install EasyBCD 2.0 beta to Win7 after doing quick registration to use beta in forum.

Remove XP listing on Add/Remove tab, then add it back, accept boot files, autoconfigures, Save, Restart.

Let us know how it goes.

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Hi guys apologies if this is in the wrong forum.

This morning I turned on my Lenovo G580 laptop running windows 7 and it was running fine, I've had no previous problems at all. It suddenly froze for seemingly no reason and half an hour later was still frozen so I turned it off and on again. It was unable to boot windows 7 and the repair system option that appears ever time I try to boot it now takes me to a screen with a blue background that looks like it should be a login screen but there is no login option available.

I have attempted the one key recovery system installed on my laptop but that too seems to freeze up before I can do anything. I do not have a windows 7 disk available as it came pre installed However I made a system repair disk using a windows 10 desktop but this also seems to be of no use as it will also freeze or simply not boot whenever I try to do something.

I was able to boot into a Ubuntu disk which let me see into my windows files without needing to repair any drive, however there were files there I'd deleted long ago aswell as files that should've been there even back then that were missing.

Willing to provide any mor information that might help if anyone has any ideas? Or could move this to the appropriate forum.

Thanks for any and all help.

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hello, im new here and a biginner...
i just bought a:

Intel Core i3-550 (3.20GHz, 4MB L3)
HD 500GB - RAM 4GB - AudioCard 5.1
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
VideoCard NVIDIA GeForce G315 512MB dedicated

at the first 3days it was going fine ... then suddenly at the fourth day everytime i turn it on it hangs and crashes after booting ...
need help pls...

A:windows7 crash at boot

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I am using Windows7 Ultimate x64 on a Notebook computer and so far OK. However, a network program came from government can run only on x32 of Windows. So that I am planning to have dual boot system now.

I am wondering what will happen on my account and local mail-box.

I have Win7 x64 on C drive and D drive is prepared for Win7 x32.
Q1: C drive has /users directory and my account info is there. What will happen on this directory if I install Win7 x32 with same user name and same password?

Q2: I am using Thunderbird with IMAP server. Can I use same mail-box both from Win x64 and Win 7 x32 time to time? I have moved most of mail to Localfolder.

A:Dual Boot of Windows7 x64 and x32

Boot the 32 bit installer to install to the second partition you've prepared.

The installer will configure the Dual Boot Menu. If not, add the other OS using EasyBCD 2.02. EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

Whichever Win7 you boot into will see itself as C, as Win7 has made improvements in Dual Booting so that unless you install it from another OS it will always be C when you boot into it.

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Is it possible to use the TRIM-Command with the "boot from VHD" option in Windows 7?
AFAIK a delete in a vhd is quite diffrent to a delete of a "real" file.

What do you think?


A:Windows7, Boot from VHD and SSD (with TRIM)


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Hi all,a little help needed here again.I originaly partitioned my hard drive and I dual boot with XP and 7.I would like to know how to merge the two partitions back and just use Windows7.Just remember that you are not dealing with a rocket scientest here,hope to make it as easy as possible.Thanx,Tony.

A:Dual Boot,XP and Windows7

If you no longer need ANYTHING in the XP partition, boot to the W7 installation and open Disk Management. Format the XP partition, then expand c: to include the free space. Another alternative to disk management is a 3rd party utility such as Easeus Partition Manager.

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ive just removed xp from my first partition, ive installed 7 in the second one. so now i want to remove the last file in first partition but im not shure whether they r from 7 or xp

boot.ini is a windows 7 or xp file?

and those files are from 7 or xp?


A:boot.ini is a windows7 file?

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Removing XP from a dual boot is not easy. Do not delete these files until you are sure your Win7 will boot, or you will be left with no bootable OS.

Post a snip of your Disk Management.

The Snipping tool is in the start menu.

Click here How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums

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So this is going on a couple years now off and on trying to figure this out.

I don't even remember what happened to initially cause windows to not boot, but I luckily installed Kubuntu before just in case something like this happened. I've been using Kubunutu since, but I really miss photoshop and want to try and either fix windows, or delete the partition and make room.

So I don't have a disc, Well I do but its not the right one, its just the same repair tools I can boot into. Startup repair doesn't work, I've gotten two different results from that.

I tried something with fixing the master boot record but that didn't work and made a headache to get grub back to be able to load kubuntu.

I don't even know where to start. Any ideas?

A:Can't boot Windows7, No Logo

Boot into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair several separate times with reboots, report back results.

Startup Repair should offer to automate System Restore. If not run it from the options list.

If this fails start at the top of the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start since it may be infected and won't repair until disinfected.

At any time you can boot into the Win7 installer to delete its partition to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums. This is a vastly superior install to HP factory preinstalled Win7 anyway, which is larded with bloatware and duplicate utiltiies which interfere with better versions built into Win7. Everything is provided in the blue link tutorial including Special Notes for HP Owners at the end.

Afterwards you can add back in the Ubuntu to a Dual Boot using this method which works well: Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7

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My computer kept saying "Enable to find bootable device" I reloaded windows. Windows would start but after a few clicks here and there, it would freeze, then when I restarted it would again show "Reboot and Select proper Boot device". I changed the RAM with a new one, bought a new HDD and re-loaded windows 7 on that, but again the same problem. I took out the BIOS battery to re-set it but it did not help. I changed the AHCI to IDE but it did not help.
Now I can load windows but it would keep freezing after a few clicks and would take 2-3 minutes to come out of the freeze. Guys I am going crazy please help

A:Windows7 Boot Problems

Even though you reinstalled windows and changed your hard drive and RAM, it freezes. Try this:
When windows boots, and you are logged in, quickly press CTRL-SHIFT-ESC on your keyboard. Click performance. What does it say?

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I Had Windows7 and Windows XP sp3 installed on duel boot menu Now I Want to format C: Drive on which XP is installed and again fresh Installation of XP sp3, I Want to keep Windows7 installation intact , But the problem is when I will format C: the bootloader will also formated then I will not able to boot .
Is There any solution?

A:Uninstall XP Sp3 with duel boot windows7

Surely they are on separate partitions, running 7 will leave XP partition free to format.

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Windows7 won't start on my laptop Samsung RF711. Initially I was able to open safe mode and tried to scan with Malwarebytes anti malware. In the middle of scanning my comp rebooted (having found 3 objects by then). I did it once again and same thing happened and since then i havent been able to open safe mode anymore (it freezes). "Repair" doesn't work either, it also rebooted and since then has been freezing. I also tried "last good configuration" (or something like that) but didn't help either. What should I do?

A:windows7 won't boot (even in safe mode)

last resource is
1st pullout your hard drive then connect it to another computer (make sure you have a antivirus on that computer)
2nd plug the hdd back to the laptop
3rd get a copy of windows 7 (if you dont have download it from a trusted source)(Note:it may take time to download windows 7 )
4th reset your computer
5th scan al your baccked up files in case theres a hidden virus in there
6th activate your copy of windows 7 using the product key sticker below your computer
7th take a usb and copy your backups to your  computer
8th done
 hope this works for you cya ;)

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Hello all
I want to install linux along with windows 7 on my Dell studio 15. For this as i have read on the threads that C: drive needs to be shrunk as it is the active partition . And for linux at least 10 GB should be kept as unallocated space . But when i tried to shrink my C: drive then the available space for shrinking is shown to be just 39 MB which is highly insufficient . So , please suggest how to increase this size and install linux on my PC .

Any suggestions are most welcome !!
Thanks in anticipation !!

A:How to dual boot windows7 and Linux ?

i would have just pop in the live CD, and use the installer to shrink the space for linux. i shrink or create the partitions inside windows, i let the installer do it, like in ubuntu, it has a slider that you allocate for how much space you want to give for linux, then it creates the needed partition and installs. its that simple!

can you create a screen shot of your disk management to see what u created. right click on computer and choose manage and then click on the disk management on the left.

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Hello Mates,

Had my laptop offline for 2 weeks, when it came on last night there were 8 Windows updates. Download, restart.

After startup it shows this 'configuring updates' but takes unusual 20minutes so I thought its frozen. I turn it off manually.

I turn it on and... nothing. Black screen. I cant access bios and safe mode either. I can see the battery is on for some time and goes off itself.

Any ideas what to start with?

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Few months ago I installed Ubuntu to play with but not quite liked it and I've managed to erased it. I did it improperly though as now I've got two options at computer start up to choose from. obviously Ubuntu is not on my machine anymore but the computer keep asking me what system to start.
Is there any solution to get rid of this?


Bob R

A:Ubuntu and Windows7 boot options

You can do a repair from Windows 7 DVD, see this:

Startup Repair

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Hi all I have just joined this forum today because I have a couple of questions about installing Win7. My Gateway desktop has a 250gb harddrive which has Windows Vista SP1 installed on a 70gb C;/(active/boot) partition and a 10gbD/recovery partition and the rest of the drive is Unallocated- and this is where I intend to install Win7. However I don't want it to use all of the unallocated space, so during setup will I be able to limit how much space Win7 can use?
My computer shows these drives: Windows Vista (C
Local Disk(recovery) (D
DVD drive (E
Compact Flash (G
SmartMrdia/xD (H
MS/MS Pro (I
When I install Win7 how will my drive nomenclature change other than it will obviously grow by at least one letter? Can someone on here predict what drive letter Win7 will assign itself and how the others will change?
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A:Vista- Windows7 RC1 dual-boot?

Hello ManyBeers, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This tutorial below can help show you how to dual boot with Windows 7 and Vista. When you get to step 2, you can specify how much of the unallocated space you want to use to create a new partition with to install Windows 7 on.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

Hope this helps,

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I have installed windows 7 recently in another hard disk , beside having windows XP already installed in different hard disk, so I have dual boot system XP& W7,,,, after working with windows 7 , I have found that it so interesting and decided to go on working with it, what I would like to do, is to remove XP , I am afraid if I do so , I might have a problem with system booting , so what I should do, should I use BCD , or W7 DVD, I do not have experience in both of them , so what is the best way of adjusting my boot loader and how I should do it

A:remove xp from dual boot xp&windows7

Do you wish to remove XP to recover the disk space, or do you just want to hide the XP option and boot directly to W7?

To simply hide the XP option do the following in W7

1. right click MY COMPUTER or COMPUTER in the start menu
3. Click SETTINGS under "Startup and Recovery"
4. set the default OS to Windows 7 and untick "time to display list of operating systems"
5. press OK, OK
6. reboot

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So, I turned on my computer today and after the MSI logo screen it sits there. I went in to the MSI menu and looked at the loading order, it says the hardrive is still there BUT, it's not lit up like my external hardrive or CD drive are when they are plugged in.

I tried re-plugging the sata and power cords, rebooting, nothing. I'm thinking maybe something about my windows MBR is not working?

I'm curious how I can either repair windows, repair the MBR, or maybe even restore to an earlier point? Using my Ubuntu OS that's working from a USB stick.

I would rather not lose everything on my hardrive meaning I need to take the time to back up everything.
Any help at all would be massively appreciated.

A:Help: My Hardrive (windows7) Won't boot. Using Ubuntu to fix it?

Do you have Windows install media?
Boot into Ubuntu and browse the C: Drive, save your personal User files (ie)pictures, music, documents to a USB HDD.
Once safely backed up, boot off of the Windows media and choose Repair Your Computer.

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Today, my 3 year old Windows computer/installation for the first time did not boot normally. This morning I started my computer, got to the welcome screen, entered my password but the spinning icon kept on spinning - Windows would not load. I pushed reset and got the "Windows didn't start normally screen." An attempt to start normally failed, but this time I didn't even make it to the password box, just the spinning icon. On the next attempt I chose Safe mode w/o networking which worked.
I'm guessing that Msconfig/Selective startup is my first troubleshooting step? If so, can someone get me started troubleshooting? BC has been a Godsend for me in the past. I would like to thank everyone in advance for their help!

A:Windows7 will only boot into safe mode

You can try the msconfig/selective startup or, you could try from the boot menu options (safe mode menu) select last known good configuration instead. Sometimes updates get messed up and cause problems like this. To get to the boot options menu, after turning on the computer from a powered off state: start tapping F8 on your keyboard and then use your arrow keys to highlight last known good configuration, then hit enter, with any luck it will boot up normally.

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I am new to dual boot and centos, can somebody help me on how to set up a dual boot?

my machine: MSI U135dx wind netbook
my current OS: Windows7
my Plan: dual boot windows 7 with centos(Linux)

A step by step procedure will do, thanks!!!!

A:How to dual boot windows7 and centos


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I have a VAIO laptop that froze a few days ago during internet browsing and not won't boot up into windows.

I have tried the startup repair with no success. I read another thread where someone was having a similar problem and it turned out to be avast anti virus. I don't run avast - I do however have AVG and have heard that can also be a problem.

I can get into the command prompt by using the Windows DVD to boot or also by going through the repair menu. I have run a chkdsk /r /x and also chkdsk /f /x but neither resolved my issue.

I have seen some awesome advice on the threads here and hoping someone can walk me through some diagnostics to hopefully get this resolved.

Thanks very much!

A:SONY VAIO Windows7 won't boot into windows

I also did this below and it did not fix anything
cd windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config>ren default default.old
C:\windows\system32\config>ren sam sam.old
C:\windows\system32\config>ren security security.old
C:\windows\system32\config>ren software software.old
C:\windows\system32\config>ren system system.old

C:\windows\system32\config>cd regback

C:\windows\system32\config\regback>copy default c:\windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config\regback>copy sam c:\windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config\regback>copy security c:\windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config\regback>copy software c:\windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config\regback>copy system c:\windows\system32\config

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Hi, I'm using Windows7, dual boot with Linux Ubuntu 10.04, Recently, I installed another OS (Linux Mint). Before installing this Mint, I deleted primary partition (sda1) and created entended partition from the earlier primary partition sda1. Since that, I cannot boot into my Windows7 anymore (received error message something like "no bootable device insert boot disk and press any key"), but I've no problem in booting into both Linux Ubuntu and Mint.

I've tried a few things, but seems like the luck is not with me. Below are the things that I've tried:

1. Boot Recovery Disc Windows7 and done the Repair Startup many times (more than 5 times), still no luck.

2. Boot Recovery Disc Windows7 and chose Command Prompt to use:
Bootrec /scanos - The Windows is listed.
Bootrec /fixboot - No element found,
Bootrec /fixmbr - Completed succesfully.

3. Boot Recovery Disc Windows7 and chose Command Prompt to use Diskpart, everything seems okay for the list disk, select disk, list partiton, select partion, except the "active" command. I've been prompted with something like "Virtual Disk Service Error: the specified partition type is not valid for this operation".

I've installed back grub for me to log in into Linux Ubuntu/Mint. From Linux Gparted, I can see this windows partition is flagged as boot. Currently, I've unplugged the other 320 GB hard disk and only use one 320 GB hard disk for all the OS above. I've read a few threads with similar is... Read more

A:Can't boot into Windows7 after deleted primary partition.

I think a screen shot of the disk manger will be helpful.

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Hello there i have windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 dual boot and when i goto ubuntu and turn it on it connects to the internet perfically but when i go back to windows 7 it wont connect no more no matter what u do i tried commands in cmd i tried replacing drivers and everything whats kinda funny stayed up for hours one night and woke in the morning after it was off and connected to the internet on windows 7 would like to figure how to fix this so i can user both OS.They both connect with the same IP address.If u can help it would be much appreciated thanks

A:Dual boot windows7 and Unbuntu 12.10 Problem

Oops wrong reply! Sorry

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How to delete old XP partition from my dual boot system. Smaller original hard drive is in 4 partitions XP don't work after upgrades, but Windows 7 continued as normal. I had pretty much abandoned XP anyway, but now it would make sense to delete XP completely, so here is a screenshot of my set-up. Can anyone tell me what to do?

A:Deleting old XP Partition from dual boot with Windows7

Show us a screen shot of Windows Disk Management. With any luck, you can simply delete the XP partition, but that picture is needed before you do anything.

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Hello ,
i have a laptop hp pavilion dv5 with windows 7 installed and was working fine but yesterday it stopped booting and the messege displayed "press escape to enter bios setup" when the Escape button is pressed it stays there no further activity no matter how long i wait , i have tried all other buttons f1, f2 , f9 ,f12 but it displays the messege and stops , please let me know how to solve this issue, no any option working , any solution to htis would be very helpful.

A:windows7 was installed in my laptop hp pavilion dv5 but does not boot

Hello and welcome syed mate power on and tap F10 it should bring up the BIOS go to Boot and set the had drive to first boot device then go to Save and exit and > Enter.

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Have a dell latitude e6410 with windows 7 professional I7core. Following instructions from this forum on creating dual boot with xp. Xp disc begins to boot then get message "File \i386\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded The error code is 7." Found advice to repair registry. Ran a couple free programs. Then read such programs are dangerous to run. Still have problem afraid to run more reg repair programs. Also read message could mean bad memory. But it runs great in windows 7 no problems whatsoever.

A:unable to create windows7 and xp dual boot

Don't have specific solution but the conventional wisdom is to always install the oldest version of Windows first then the newer version should be settable for the boot choices.

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

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

A:Boot fail

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

That's what I did.

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

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

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


A:Fail to boot XP Pro off of Hd

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