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windows 7 64 bit repair disk. wont load.

Q: windows 7 64 bit repair disk. wont load.

just wondering why i created a windows repair disk an im trying to test it out to make sure it works in case i ever need it. when i restart my computer to boot it into options of repair tools or whatever it says dont reconize disk or media. was wondering if some could help me fix this issue. i have a hp pavillion p2-1122 computer with windows 7 64 bit operating system.

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Preferred Solution: windows 7 64 bit repair disk. wont load.

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.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: windows 7 64 bit repair disk. wont load.

Did you create the disk using the HP program or the Microsoft program?
Have you tried creating it again?  What are you using (what kind of disk, what size USB)
Are you able to boot from other bootable disks?

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Backstory (skip if you need)
I'm fixing someones laptop, It was slow and taking 30 minutes to startup, i did the usually virus scan and restarted, then it was stuck in an auto repair loop. I used a windows 8 Install CD from microscoft. None of the options in it would work, install (key doesnt match) reset (missing partition), image recovery (cant find an image), restore (no restore point), etc.
 
Used command prompt, did stuff like bootrec, bcdedit, diskpart, and chkdsk. After it ran chkdsk it finally loaded windows. I reset/reinstalled the OS completely. Fixed, restarted, running smooth. Owner said it was working great for a day, then after turning it back on it was in an auto repair loop.
 
Now
It's stuck in a preair loop, I can't even boot from the 8 CD! Have it configured in the bios, it shows the the blue windows logo then the screen goes black for 3 minutes and a blue screen flashes for 1 second saying  "Your PC ran into a problem and need to restart. Collecting some info (0% complete) search online for error: 0x000021a"
 
The weird thing is, Windows 7 disks boot fine, but it's "not compatible". And if I physically remove the HDD, it will boot into the windows 8 CD. So I put the HDD back in (while still at the command prompt) and it wont take my commands in related to the C: . I get a "System cannot find the drive specified"
 
I also tried hooking upp the HDD to my PC SATA, it shows in explorer, but just right clicking it crashes explorer.exe. D... Read more

A:Windows wont load, Boot CD wont load, Automatic Repair Loop

UPDATE:
 
I got a windows 8.1 disk made and it allowed me yo boot from the CD, but it's SLOOOOW, it takes minutes to load reset or w.e (none of them still work), or open the command prompt.
 
I ran chkdsk /f /r /x but it didnt help. chkdsk /r ends with:
"A disk read error occurredcc0000185
Insufficient disk space to fix the Usn Journal $J data stream."
 
Before when I ran it, I'm pretty sure it let me restart and booted into windows, not now.
 
Next I tried bootrec.
/fixmbr - succesful
/fixboot - succesfull
/rebuildBCD - Total identified Windows installations: 0
/scanOS - Total identified Windows installations: 0
 
Next bcdedit
Nothing worked "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The requested system device cannot be found."
 
Next sfc /scannow
"There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again."
Then sfc /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=c:\ /OFFWINDIR=d:\Windows
"Windows resources protection didnt find integrity violations"
 
BCDBoot c:\WindowsFailure when attempting to copy boot files
 
Next diskpart - but I forgot what I did before that may have worked. All i can remember is I had to select a disk or volume, and do something with it.

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I dont know if this is posted in the right area but I'm so desperate to get my laptop working its unreal.
First it started off with my laptop crashing, I had totally forgot it needed to do a windows update and turned off my laptop in hopes that it would work properly.
After that my laptop has not been working. The machine turns on and gives me two options. Start windows normally or do a repair. Upon starting windows normally, it loads so far before sending me back to the two options of start windows normally or repair. On the second time I clicked repair. My laptop then goes so far before presenting me with a blue screen that is usually the screen where my accounts are. The cursor still moves but it loads no further even after leaving it an hour. I decided to make a repair disk, hoping that the problem was because of windows. the disk loads, gives me a choice on the keyboard language then does nothing. I honestly have no idea what to do, I want to keep all the files safe on my computer as I havent backed them up and I have worked so hard on the projects. someone please help

A:windows 7 refuses to load and system repair wont load

Do a hardware/software reset with your BIOS:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware

After doing those steps, clear your CMOS by entering the BIOS (see your system manual for steps to enter the BIOS), going to the EXIT screen, and loading setup/optimized defaults.

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not sure if im in the right place
but computer wont do anything but load up with options to do system repair or whatever its called but it says it cant fix the problem i dont have disc for it or any pw's im on a reg user account it wont load in safe mode but by doing different things i have access to do various things but not sure what or how to lol i had issues before and got them fixed by using sites similar to this any help is appreciated

A:system repair wont work windows wont load

Might be a failing Hard drive. Get to your bios and see if there is any diagnostics there to do a hard drive test. On some motherboards its delete on others its F2. If there is no diagnostics on the bios i would make a USB bootable diagnostics and do that.
I just had the same problems and found out the hard way that it was a hard drive.

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Hello, I started a thread at PCPitstop.com and they sent me here.a link to that thread: My linkSYSTEM INFO:vista business(32) SP2CPU:C2D E8400 4 gigs ram Geforce 8800GT 500GB HD (97gb free of 465ish) This last week or so my computer has started acting wierd. Programs are locking up for several seconds at a time(10-30+), geting the "not responding" message on most or no message at all. This includes system functions as well, such as rightclicking a desktop icon, my computer for instance, or even trying to ctr/alt/del to bring up the task manager. it can take up to a minute or more before it goes to the task manager select screen, then another minute or more for it to actually bring up the task manager. Also, programs don't seem to be closing out of memorry properly, they close but if you check the task manager, there they are sucking down memory, some can be "end proccess"ed and some can't( you hit the end button and get all the right messages, but the process refuses to end) I've run AV and mallware scans with avg/ windows defender/ spybot s&d / and malware bytes and cleaned out all the mallware etc they found, but the problem persisted.Then: I decided to start things off with a defrag, since i havn't done one in far too long, (auto deferag was turned off, and i download and delete alot of largish files continously) and it was one of the things mentioned by the PCpitstop scan. I downloaded Diskkeaper Pro and did a manual defrag, ab... Read more

A:Crash,windows can't load, need vista disk repair

Your dump files list kglcapow.sys as a culprit.I believe, it's a part of GMER, so no worries there.Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28744&hl=hard+drive+diagnostic)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnosticNote : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here

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hi..found a computer in the garbage and i wanna get it going for my kids.At first it started in safe mode only.I tried to do checkdisk and i restarted now i get a bunch of messages saying missing files such as windows\system32\ntfs.sys and isapnp.sys and agp440.sys. Like i said i have no software or anything for this computer but i do have a windows disk for another computer.How hard would it be to wipe the hard drives out,start over and find all my drivers??? any help would be appreciated,thanks!!
 

A:windows xp wont load and have no disk

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The other day I updated my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 17R running Windows 7 home premium, when I updated the computer booted ok took longer than usual, I restarted the laptop but this time it wouldn't boot up, it came up with a black screen saying repair windows(recommended) or start windows normally, I clicked repair windows it said searching for problems, attempting repairs this took about an hour and a half but unfortunately did not resolve the issue I sent the error report to windows, I restarted the laptop again,  attempted booting it in safe mode no luck and the same other various options I can try but no luck they all just crashed the laptop and began restarting it,  tried repairing it again and this time it took my to a screen with various options like load backup open cmd and format my hard drive, loading the backup did nothing and  wasn't sure what to do with cmd so decided to part ways with my stuff and format the hard drive, I did this and the laptop was formatted but the OS was still on the hard drive and it was like the first time I opened it all of my personal things were gone but win 7 home premium was still there, I set it back up again installed AVG anti virus etc downloaded a few movies ran fine the next day it said windows updates need installing so, I  did , 145 updates were made  turned my laptop back on and again it was booting up and crashing followed the steps I mentioned before noting was working after messing around wit... Read more

A:Computer wont boot, wont boot in safe mode, wont load repair centre

Hello there,
 
It seems like you did not perform a clean installation of Windows and that's why your system is acting up. 
 
Follow the steps below to install a new copy of Windows:
 
1. To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation you will need to start or boot your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive. Insert your Windows 7 disc in your CD/DVD drive. Please note: will need to restart or turn on your system with the disc in the drive. 
2. After turning on your system with the CD in the drive go ahead and press any key when prompted during your computer post routine and then follow the instructions presented on screen. If you don’t see this go back to step 1 to setup your BIOS to boot from CD or USB flash drive depending on your installation media.
3. On the Install Windows page simply enter your preferences and click next.
 
4. Accept the Windows license agreement.
 
5. On the “Which type of installation do you want” page go ahead and choose the “Custom” option.
 
6. Select Drive options (advanced) on the “Where do you want to install Windows” page.
 
7.  Select the partition that you want to change, choose the formatting option you want to perform and then follow the instructions.
When allocating space choosing the default MB size for your drive is typically the best for most users since you want to take full advantage of all your disk... Read more

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The issue happens on multiple platforms - PC and LapTops running Win10. Issues are with Samsung Portable SSD MU-PS250 (direct USB3 output) - I have tried several of these Drives and all wont work! and SanDisk Exterme Pro SATA in a 2.5" SATAIII to USB 3.0 external enclosure (Vantec NexStar 6 G NST-266S3)
An explanation mark comes up beside these drives under Disk Drives in Device Manager. Not seen in Disk Management.

BOTH of these SSD disk drives work well under Win7! - without ANY problem at all.
These are both new SSD Disk Drives.
I have even tried formatting them 1st under Win 7 - but Win 10 still won't Mount them despite them working nicely under Win 7. I have tried using the Disk Drives latest drivers to no avail!!

So the issue is not with any particular Win 10 computer (ASUS PC, ASUS ROG & HP laptop) nor with any particular SSD drive. Multiple complaints and unsuccessful "helpful" suggestions are on the various Web Forums about this SAME problem.

This suggests to me that there is a serious problem with Win 10 that Microsoft has not addressed yet.
As an aside - I am now using a HP PC Z640 and I have gone back to using Win 7 - I won't touch/ install Win 10 / upgrade from Win7 - there is a serious issue with this OS in my opinion. Same conclusion by my IT department at work - they wont touch Win 10 either - 12 months ago they upgraded our large multi- PC systems from XP to Win 7!!

I have have had a look at HP website to what needs to occur... Read more

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Hello again- I believe something is seriously wrong with my computer. My windows 7 disk won't boot up for repair. It's stuck at the loading screen for hours until i get impatient and shut it off.

any possible causes for the repair disk to not load?

A:Repair disk won't load

  
Quote: Originally Posted by VespaHive


Hello again- I believe something is seriously wrong with my computer. My windows 7 disk won't boot up for repair. It's stuck at the loading screen for hours until i get impatient and shut it off.

any possible causes for the repair disk to not load?



Lots
Bad media (DVD), dust in the dvd player, trying to boot from within win 7, etc

Could we get more info?????
Ken

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Ok, heres what happened:

Vista got stuck on the loading splash screen with the green bar moving along the bottom. Left it for 15 minutes & didnt budge.
Reset the PC & tried again - same thing.

So, I booted of a recovery disk & ran CHKDSK /R.
Found a few errors & repaired them & rebooted.

Now, Vista didnt boot at all & i just got the message:
'Operating System Missing'

So, I booted from a Vista disk (Ultimate)
Chose repair but was greeted with an empty 'System Recovery Options' box.
Clicked next anyway & got to the repair menu.
Select 'Startup Repair' & it went off on its merry way for about 3 minutes but then reported back that there wasnt any operating system to repair.

So, went back to the repair menu & went opened up the Command Prompt.
Went through the usual boot repair methods:

bootrec /fixmbr
(this operation was completed successfully)

bootrec /fixboot
(this operation was completed successfully)

bootrec /ScanOS
(Successfully Scanned Windows Installations. Total Identified Windows Installtions: 1
[1] D:\Windows

This i thought was odd, why D: ? normally Vista is on C:

Anyway, carried on:

bootrec /rebuildbcd
(Successfully Scannec Windows Installations. Total Idenified Windows Installtions: 1
[1] D:\Windows
Add installation to bootlist? Y, N or All)

Selected Y & then got this error message:
'This Volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all requi... Read more

A:Vista PC wont boot - need help to repair the BCD to load OS

What was the last thing you were doing/installed before this happened?

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I'm running 64 bit win 7 on a Gateway NV79. I was having trouble where windows wouldn't boot. I tried startup repair and it seemed to work until I restarted and it failed to boot again. I came across this page How To Rebuild the BCD in Windows [10 to 20 Minutes] and followed the steps to rebuild the BCD, but when I went to restart I received the Boot/BCD 0xc000000f Error. I tried to run the recovery console from a repair disk but I can't get past the System Recovery Options screen that searches for your operating system. It's been running for several hours but never gets to the options screen where you can choose a recovery tool. Is there anything else I can try?

Thanks,

Walter

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I havent a clue what is wrong with my vista lpatop, it was working earlier, i shut it down. then when i later turned it on, it was loading, then it asked me if i wanted to start windows normally or run start up repair (recomended) so i clicked on start up repair. as it was loading a message popped up that read:
TG_Recovery
Invalid Picture
Then when i click ok or cross, it restarts the computer, it keeps goin on and on.
also for some reason when it loads and i press F8 nothing happens, so that wont load.
any help plz?...
tom
 

A:Startup Repair wont load - TG_Recovery 'Invalid Picture'

1) What happens when you click on "Start Windows Normaly"?
2)Do you have a recovery disk? If no, contact the Manufacture of your Laptop and they can send you one, sometimes free, sometimes for a small fee.
Or go to the store where you bought the laptop and they can help
3)Is your Laptop still under warranty? If yes, bring it back to where you bought it.
 

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Hoping you can help. We have done a new install of Win 7 64 bit OEM across 2 disks (40gb for the OS C:, 200gb for work D:). All was fine until booting last night..

Booted and logged in, came up with an error message "C:\program files (x86)\cyberlink\power2go\xxx.dll is either not compatible with this operating system or is corrupt and cannot be loaded" (my apologies I did not note the precise name of the DLL)

And the drivers for the audio and the network card wouldn't work, all with the yellow exclamation mark in the device manager list. Ran the diagnostic tools which advised there were errors on the C drive and chkdsk should be run. scheduled this to run on next reboot but this failed so went to the repair functions on the OS CD

Ran the repair utility from the operating system from the original CD. This seems to have repaired the disk but the .dll error remained. Uninstalled Cyberlink power2go which stops this error but the drivers for audio and network still won't load or re-install and I'm now stuck.

Could you kindly advise what I should do next?

Incidently the 40gb hard disk SMART monitoring reported no errors or impending failure when we installed the operating system. The machine is used mainly for video work using adobe premier pro.

Thanks once again..

A:Win 7 64 bit won't load / reinstall drivers after disk error repair

If OEM version used for re-install that came with the system, it dictates what goes where. Is the 240GB HDD the original drive?

If so, re-install Windows 7 and let it handle Disk Management. You can always shrink the OS partition to make up another if you wish.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Boot device not found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk. Hard disk (3fo) F2 system diagnostics for more information please visit: www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startupThis is the error message that came up.Thank you

A:Disk repair wont restart

GameScott Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but that error message means that your hard drive has failed.It will need to be replaced.Once you have the replacement drive, you will need to use something known as HP Recovery Media to restore your PC to working condition. This is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks.  You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update".  If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entty and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- ... Read more

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Today I booted up my computer and got a screen saying something went seriously wrong with my computer and that I should repair it from an installation disk. I load up windows onto a USB, boot it and click the repair option. It's been about half an hour and nothing has shown up. Is it still loading or perhaps something is very wrong with my PC?

A:Computer will not boot, asks for installation disk. Repair doesnt load

Hi there, Welcome to SevenForums.com.

Repair can sometimes take a long while. What screen does it get stuck on when trying to repair?

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I have to always put in my repair disc to start laptop everytime it wants to reboot after downloading win 10 updates. Screen will stay black and has white spinner for hours till I put in disk!

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Ok I have had this problem for like 3 days and im so sick of it, and really hope that somebody could actually help me...
So one day I get this error - MBR Error 2. Im thinking thats ok because I have got a saved stable partition table file, and then I just restored it. Now it gets crappy... after restoring the parttition table I could boot from my hard drive at all - I just got the black screen, When I pop in the MS Windows XP disk (I've tried with 4 different ones, they were ok and worked with other PC's) it wouldnt load further than - "The setup is inspecting your hardware congiguration..." - then I get this black screen and the disk just stops spinning in the CD-ROM. I've tried to test my RAM-memory, even my processor - nothing was wrong with these components... I tried to delete all my partitions, set active, inactive - primary, logical... I have this prog - Partition Table Doctor - tried to Fixboot, FixMBR, Rebuild MBR, change the partitions with Paragon Partition Manager... Nothing helped... Im just desperate, and really close to kicking my PC.
So what I only need is install Windows XP and save my 120 gigs of data.
So here's a screenshot of my partitions

If you have any idea of how to fix this mess please tell me...
 

A:MajorProblem - XP Disk wont Load

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I been having trouble with my dvd disk drive lately i had roxio and i used roxio zap but it still wont go away. the udf letters wont go away. Its hard to install games..... PLEASE HELP
 

A:My disk drive says udf and wont load

See if this might apply CD/DVD or Disk Problems? How to Fix Problems Caused by Filters
 

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So i had xp, just got 7 professional 64bit OEM disk from Microcenter. Disk wasnt loading so i formatted my drive with acronis (took\ like 7 hours) and have been trying to boot from the disk. Brings up "Disk boot failure-Insert disk and press enter". I searched and this seems to be a common problem but most have fixed it. The old XP disk boots...I cannot figure this out

This all started because i bought the new 2015 Quickbooks and wouldnt let me install it on XP

A:7 Pro Disk wont load on formatted drive

Have you set your machine to boot from optical drive or are you entering one time boot menu to tell it to load from dvd if not it will attempt to load from a blank hdd and give you an error like you are receiving

If booting from disc continues to give you problems you could try installing from a bootable flash drive, the first few steps in this tutorial will give you the steps to do this
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Have you run the win 7 upgrade advisor to see if all your hardware is supported by windows 7, given that its an XP machine you may have some legacy hardware that win 7 doesn't like ?
Download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor from Official Microsoft Download Center

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so im about to do a system restore on my desktop computer win7, x64 and before im going to restore it i want to make a recovery disk for it, so i go and find the program in the start menu but when i try to open the recovery program it doesnt open, nothing what so ever happens ive tried rebooting still wont open so what now!?

A:recovery disk creation wont load

  
Quote: Originally Posted by warfareDigital


so im about to do a system restore on my desktop computer win7, x64 and before im going to restore it i want to make a recovery disk for it, so i go and find the program in the start menu but when i try to open the recovery program it doesnt open, nothing what so ever happens ive tried rebooting still wont open so what now!?


The option to create a recovery disk is on the backup page.
Type "back" in the search box and then click on "back up your computer."
Then you'll see the "create recovery disc" option.
If that's what you're talking about. Not sure.

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Having been helped by so many on this forum, I thought I'd help someone who doesn't have a Vista Repair Disk (...like ME!) and need one badly (...like ME!). Out of pure frustration and out of all other options to resurrect someone elses computer, I stuck in my WINDOWS 7 REPAIR DISK and it actually worked and repaired the Vista startup problems!!! Give it a try the next time you hose up Vista startup. My thinking was ...Windows 7 is a close "cousin" of Vista... why not?

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Didn't find anyone else who seemed to have what I was having happen happen so here goes a new post.

I have a 3-year-old sony vaio that windows won't load on correctly. It just decided one morning that in normal or any Safe Mode services.exe and lsass won't initialize (that's a pretty good show-stopper, huh?).

Then I just sit staring at a black screen -- oddly enough I can still move the pointer, though...with the touchpad thingy and even if I plug in my USB mouse.

Ctrl Alt Del won't do a thing and I can't find my repair disk that I'm pretty sure should have come with my laptop when I bought it... I was under the impression all laptops within the last few years have a small partition that's reserved for the windows back-to-factory whatsit, I just haven't a clue how to make it do it's thing and I think I need that repair disk. I refuse to pay some jerk from the UK 35$ for one that should be free, too, especially not knowing if it will work or not... (I was looking for a free download... I figured sony would offer them, actually... I assume that you wouldn't be able to make it work without your windows activation code which is on a sticker... why do they have to make things so complicated?).

I know a thing or two, but I hate computers so I seem to have a hard time keeping it fresh.

Any ideas?

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Yes its kinda old school but I still use my 3.5 inch floppy drive every now and then. Well i havent used it for awhile.. but recently i tried transfering some files from disk to harddrive and i've been having problems with it. When I popped in a disk... it says " Please insert a disk to drive A:" . I'm like wtf.. and no its not write protected, and i dont think its my CMOS that did that right? The little battery still is able to tell me what time it is and settings. I've tried diff other disks, and even tried formating a disk, but says the same thing. its like the Drive letter is there, but the diskdrive isnt there or something.. Could it be a driver,hardware, or some kind of settings? I've also checked my win2k settings and it IS set to 1.44mb. I've even disconnected the power and cable and replugged it back in.. and also tried another 3.5 floppy drive.. still dont work. its an internal drive btw. help!
help! Thanks.
 

A:Problem with 3.5 Floppy Disk Drive....wont LOAD..AAAH

The quality of Floppy drives is terrible . . they cost so little that no-one makes them good. Your best bet is probably to buy a new one . .
 

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This morning I was downloading the realtek Audio Driver for my Microphone to sound much better. My computer instantly crashed when opening it some how I dont know. As I try to boot my computer gets into a loop and puts me straight into startup repair and gives me the SrtTrail error. I have tried the bootrec commands, I tried to recover, Factory reset and everything! only thing I thought that fixed it was to reinstall windows . I did just that back cleaning both of my drives with DiskPart in cmd and Did a clean install of windows on my harddrives. Next thing I know I am downloading my drivers thinking all is fine until I reset my computer and we were back at square one So at this point I am very frustrated and I just want to play My favorite game is there anything that can help me.
 

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i tried to make a disc image yesterday, then tried to backup my laptop (compaq w/ hp software and W7 home premium) and it comes up with an error saying its missing a "Volume Shadow Copy blah blah blah" its in the attachment. i want to create a system image.

help'd be appreciated.
 

A:Windows 7 can't backup or make disk images or system repair disk

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Currently I am unable to boot my Windows 7 Pro OS on my Lenovo X230 Thinkpad which has been working well for sometime dual booting Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17.3.I bought the laptop 2nd hand while it still had a valid warranty although it has since expired on 29/5/16.I had a problem with an external USB 3 1TB HD being used with a Samsung smart TV for recording and pausing programs, the TV failed to recognise the HD when connected.After rebooting the laptop with the HD attached I believe the Windows 7 MBR has been corrupted preventing the OS from loading.My Linux Mint OS is still perfoming fine.The reason for my post here is that I am unable to access the Repair option when booting up from an external USB DVD-RW drive with a generic Windows 7 Pro install disk downloaded and burnt onto a DVD.I have tried 32Bit and 64Bit versions.Also a version which I believe was "OEM".The Windows 7 Pro install disk loads but when the Repair option is selected returns a message about using an incompatible OS disk.I believe that this is because the Windows OS originally installed is a Lenovo "OA" version rather than full retail.It seems hard to believe that this gives Microsoft the right to restrict my access to the disk repair facility by which I was going to restore the MBR to enable my installed OS to load again.Microsoft it appears advises users to go to the vendor to resolve the issue. On the label under the battery the OS is listed as:-Windows 7 Pro OA for LenovoX1693704It seems that w... Read more

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I've usually built my own and family members' computer systems, so have been using the original Windows 7 installation disks whenever I needed to do a fresh install or do a repair install, etc.
 
Only recently have I created Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit system repair disks, so wanted to ask what is probably a basic noob question.
 
As far as I can tell, the only difference between the two types of Windows disks (install and system repair) is that the original installation disks will support making a fresh install of windows, and the repair disks don't.
 
Is this the only difference, or am I missing something?

A:Windows 7 System Repair Disk Versus Windows 7 Installation Disk

Basically a Windows 7 recovery disk allows a non-booting system to access the Advanced Options screen for start up repair, Repair install, etc. It won't restore an image, you need a installation disc for that.

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When I start up my pc, I get a screen that says, "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully, a recent hardware or software change may have caused this, ….etc."
Then I am offered with a bunch of options to either:

1) Start in Safe Mode
2) Safe Mode with Networking
3) Safe Mode with Command Prompt
4) Start Windows Normally
5) Last Known Good Configuration

None of them work, the safe mode ones, show a bunch of lines of code as per normal when starting up safe mode, then it freezes and stops and eventually goes back to the screen mentioned above. Same for 4 and 5, windows blue loading bar screen comes up, then the screen turns black and nothing. After a few mins my computer restarts again and goes back to the screen mentioned above.

Prior to my computer not being able to restart/load windows. I had some pop up vundu trojans i was trying to remove. Did some research after about 5 hours finally removed it. A couple days after i started receiving "generic host process error" Something to do with explorer.exe program. So i ctrl + alt + del and explorer.exe was taking up 100 cpu usage. At this point i tried to minimize task manager and my computer froze up. I waited about an hour came back and still nothing so i manually turned off my computer and turned back on. And now it will not restart. I have no idea where my windows xp disks are or even if i have them. I found what appears to be the solution to my explorer.exe pr... Read more

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the other night i was playing an online game. when i was done i went to desktop and java wanted to update as soon as it started updating the laptop restarted and wanted to do a windows repair and sure enough it cant repair anyone have any ideas on how to fix this without having to do a system dump and if so how do i back up my hard drive without being able to get into windows plzzzz help before my bride to be kills me

A:windows 7 repair wont repair

Hello neeko and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think I'd give System Restore a try if you have a restore point that goes back to a date/time prior to when the problem began. You may have to try in Safe Mode.

Safe Mode

System Restore

If you can do a System Restore I'd then run a full scan with the free Malwarebytes. You can download from the CNET site using the big grray button on the left that says Download Now (9MB).

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Downloads

Let us know if this helps or not. There are other things we can try.

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Went into the W7 control panel to make a 'system repair disk' (boot disk), just in case I ever needed it. Making the disk went OK, with W7 telling me it had successfully finished, and to label the CD.

I then put the boot CD into my DVD drive to make sure it worked OK. Computer boots from the CD and W7 says it has started loading files. Then the pretty blue background screen started (just like the one in the F8 repair console), and then there was a long pause and then I get the error code shown on the photo below. Clicking OK reboots the computer, and no repair options ever load.

I made two separate boot disks to rule out a bad CD, but still get the same error #

This is a brand new Dell computer, both DVD drives work fine, and burn CDs without problems.

A:"Sytem Repair Disk" Can't Load - Error 4001100200001012

Update:

In looking at what came with my computer, I do in fact have a "Reinstallation DVD" for W7. It boots OK into the repair console. So, the problem in making my own boot disk is a moot point for now - other then the desire to understand that error code.

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hi, window will not boot goes to blue screen that says process 1 initizaltion failed and starts dumping, then reboots to reapir, wont repair, tried booting to reapir disc and used bitdefender rescue which showed no virus, then tried booting to my winodws 7 upgrade disc, it says loading files then goes to a windows screen and nothing, tried recovery and it only shows one date may 6th, recovered to that date and does the same boots then goes to blue screen, in advanced i went to promt screen and tried chkdsk c:/f/r and it said failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50, so now dont know what to do if i need a new hard drive or what bios looks the same as always please help mike

A:windows 7 wont boot, wont go to safe mode or start on windows 7 disk

Have you followed these steps - Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I have run the Win 7 repair cd several times and the message always comes back that the repair disk could not fix the problem. What is it good for?

My installation goes down for apparently no reason-- earlier or later the same day a blue screen will happen and the Win 7 repair mode kicks in.

But the original question stands? What does the Win 7 repair disk ever do? At least the XP repair routine
actually did a repair on occasion and the MBR could be fixed etc.

A:Why does Windows 7 Repair disk never seem to repair anything?

For me the Win 7 repair has always worked and fixed the issue(s).
The issue is usually caused by me screwing around with disk structure / partitions.

If by "blue screen" you mean BSOD, that's not what I've had to deal with, so you have a different problem.
There is a SF BSOD sub-forum with experts that can help with that:
BSOD Help and Support - Windows 7 Help Forums

Here is the BSOD posting instructions:
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

hth,
David

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I've tried to repair xp through the boot cd but instead of letting me repair it stalls at examining after i push enter. I tried to do safemode but it stalls at giveio.sys. I have tried to use last known good config but nothing either my computer just keeps restarting each time i do it. I have a feeling its my hard drive but i don't know if it is can you please help me with this problem. Thank you.

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I have a Sony Viao with Win 7 Home Premium and I just deleted some form of Trojan with MS Security Essentials and then I ran windows updates before I restarted the machine. Windows update installed some security updates along with Service pack 1 and IE9. Now the computer will not load Windows. It goes straight to the startup repair but cannot fix the problem. There is not restore points other that when SP1 was installed and I gives an error every time I try to restore it. I can get to a command prompt and I have tried to run sfc /scannow but it tells me there is a system repair pending which requires a reboot and then does nothing. I also tried check disk(just as a last chance) but that didn't do anything. Is there any other way that I can repair windows without re-installing windows?

A:Windows will not load/Startup repair cannot fix

I got a system restore error code of (0x8000ffff).

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Can someone please help me? I am close to tearing my hair out!

My laptop went down about a week ago. I have tried startup repair with the disk - the startup repair worked after I reset the BIOS settings to default. Restarted the computer and it started checking E: Recovery - got to 61% and then froze again. Back to startup repair and this is the details:

Last successful boot time: 1/19/2013 12:18:39 AM (GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 16

Session details

System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows Directory = C:\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1


I have no idea where to turn next - I really don't want to have to completely wipe my computer and reinstall windows and I can't upgrade unless I am actually in Windows - which of course I'm not.

If anyone has any ideas or can help in any way I would be eternally grateful!!!

A:Windows 7 will not load - tried REPAIR and still won't work

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which try everything possible to start it, then if necessary copy out your data to run factory Recovery or get the superior Clean Reinstall with the disk provided.

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Just joined forum -i upgraded from Windows7 to 8 and then 8.1 downloaded - no disc. Today Desktop will not load- says System 32 missing file needs repair.....no disc...
Googled and it seems the repair is on the drive somewhere but how do I access it?

There were two options - press F8 and I think Settings but nothing happens with either of those.

Have moderate experience but never reformatted and do not want to lose my files.
Operating system is on C Drive and Documents etc on a partition.

Any simple instructions would be so appreciated OR do I need a PC shop..

A:Repair when windows will not load and no disc

Can you get an Administrator command prompt or Task Manager ?

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Hi,
I have windows xp on a 3 year old machine, intel processor, asus motherboard.
I had some pretty nasty viruses on it and i installed a free antivirus which was finding quite a few viruses, anyway i found i couldnt restart in safe mode as i wanted to run virus scanner there as i noticed as soon as i turned the net on my computer went unusable. It was getting stuck on mup.sys when loading safe mode, i heard that if you ran the windows xp disk and selected repair you could disable the mup.sys and run safe mode then run antivirus. Problem was my comp said a newer version of xp was running, so i read that you should uninstall sp2, so i did that and it needed the xp cd to replace files after uninstalling. Then i rebooted with the cd in to start up repair after altering the bios the load the cd first before the harddrive, the cd started but stopped then the black windows screen loads there is a screen flash and it reboots over and over. I tried changing the bios to load back to the harddrive as it was before and it still doesnt load up, its totally stuffed. What can i do now? I will reinstall windows if its my only choice its just ill loose everything, how can i boot from the cd it doesnt seem to work?
 

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I have put the d drive at the top of the list in the boot set up, but the system repair disc doesn't show up and I just get a blank screen. When I open safe mode, some windows files load up and the safe mode screen opens but not with a way to start up windows. Safe mode with networking or command prompt doesn't work either. Is it more than likely the hard drive?

A:Windows won't load and system repair disc won't run

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Brayton


I have put the d drive at the top of the list in the boot set up, but the system repair disc doesn't show up and I just get a blank screen. When I open safe mode, some windows files load up and the safe mode screen opens but not with a way to start up windows. Safe mode with networking or command prompt doesn't work either. Is it more than likely the hard drive?


Put DVD/CD on top of BOOT (boot device order) in BIOS. If you do that and start from DVD it gives you a blank screen? With or without cursor? Is cursor blinking?
If you remove the DVD (still same bot order) and restart computer it boots from harddisk?

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Used to have win 7, upgraded to 10 a couple weeks ago.

Randomly yesterday the computer turned off. I turned it back on and it said it shut down incorrectly and it was going to go through the repair process. It kept going through a loop and would never complete that process. It gave me some other options such as system restore which I tried but it could not find any restore points. Then I tried another option which was the last viable one, unfortunately I don't recall what it was, but I remember it implied to me that it would be rolling back my operating system to Windows 7 instead of 10, 7 being my previous OS.
I let this run over night and I came back to it in the morning and it was still sitting there. I turned the computer off and then back on and it automatically went back into that process.

I am unsure if my hard drive is faulty or if the OS is corrupted or something.

Can I do something in BIOS to bypass this and get into windows? Should I reinstall windows on this harddrive, or buy a new one?

Thankyou for any feedback and information.

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Hi all,
Lately my computer has been acting really strange via startup.

I got a WP7 Phone for Christmas, and installed Zune so I can sync to/from the phone (and Zune was/is a nightmare!). That was all sweet. The next day I started up my computer but it would not finish loading. It would display starting windows, with the clip playing and still continuing, but after 10 minutes or so it would not go past it. I launched startup repair, and it detected an issue on boot and still didn't work. I went into safe mode, and noticed that the day before Windows had installed an update. I uninstalled it and it fixed it. I booted up my computer fine after that.

However, the next day, it did the same thing. I went into startup repair, and it couldn't detect anything wrong with it (I created a restore point the day before incase I needed to do it again). I went into safe mode, and disabled Zune from starting up on boot. I restarted my PC thinking that it might be fixed, but it wasnt. I started up startup recovery again, and it said 'Unspecified changed to sstem configuration might have caused the problem. repair action: system restore'

The system restore didn't work. I went into safe mode again, had a look around, and looked for any more latest installed updates, incase it updated again, but the latest update was last month. I restarted my PC, and it still didn't boot. I tried booting up in debugging mode, and I was able to log in, but shortly after my compute... Read more

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Hello i would appreciate all the help i can get. I have an acer aspire 5742 laptop. I was running windows 7. I do not have a disc as it was already loaded onto laptop that was a gift. Machine was running ok, it would overheat from time to time as i think the battery was on its way out, anyway thats not the problem. 2 days ago it switched itself off, when i tried to reboot i got a screen saying windows failed to start with options to -launch startup repair or - start windows normally.
when i choose start startup repair it says in grey at bottom of screen loading windows files then it goes to a black screen and freezes.
If i choose start windows normally it says starting windows and logo appears, then it just crashes. Please help me.

A:Windows will not load and crashes on startup repair

What is on the crash screen?
Boot into advanced boot options Advanced Boot Options
and select :
Disable Automatic Restart on System FailurePrevents Windows 7 from automatically restarting if an error causes Windows 7 to fail. Choose this option only if Windows 7 is stuck in a loop where Windows 7 fails, attempts to restart, and fails again repeatedly.

Now crash information stays on your screen.

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Hey guys, i know a little about computer but not to much.... i have a dell inspiron 1100 laptop, the hard drive went in it, so i ordered a new hard drive, when it came in a installed it...i went to load XP from the XP cds i got with the computer from dell...all the computer tells me is "invalid system disk"..whats is going on with it...i have tried setting the BIOS to load from the CDROM..same message given..
 

A:XP wont load. "invalid system disk"

I assume your hard drive was formatted....

you will have to boot off your CD rom that has windows....

if it won't boot, your CD is bad OR
Dell has your previous HD serialized..... and the CD is trying to detect a hard drive that is not installed.

I never buy name brands if I can help it - just for this reason.
 

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Yesturday my vista was working great, and on the screen as i went to shut it down said "updating files do not shut down computer 3/3 100%" but it stayed like that for 4 hours, so i turn it off manualy once i turned it back on the next day it asked me for my password i put it in and as it was loading it was vey slow and would take 5-6 minutes for programs to load up.

Also when i go to click on like my internet it dont work, not even my games work, they try to load then freeze. So i did a scan on it and its still having this problem. After i got frustrated i went to shut it down again and it says "logging off" but stays like that for hours, so i have to manualy turn it off. Now with internet issue, it works in safe mode with connection, but not in my normal screen. WHY IS THIS DOING THIS?

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Howdy everyone....I'm working on a Samsung 305e5a laptop and I'm getting severely frustrated, so maybe someone here can help point me towards the tools I need to figure this out.

WIndows won't load. On startup, I get the screen that says a previous run of Windows has failed to load propperly and lets me try to Launch Startup Repair or Start Windows Normally.

If I start Windows normally, I get to the windows logo and it freezes.

If I try to boot into safe mode, it loads up to a certain file then just hangs there.

If I launch the startup repair, I get to a screen with a mouse cursor and pretty blue wall paper, but no repair/recovery utilities ever actually load.

If I use a Windows 7 Repair disc, I get the same thing. The same pretty blue wallpaper but no window full of recovery options.

If I hit F4 on the Samsung splash screen to try to load from the recovery partition, I get a DIFFERENT pretty green wall paper that says "Please wait..." and again, no tools ever load. Ever

If I use a windows 7 installation CD that I have sitting around from another computer, it at least loads to a window where I get the options to install windows or repair windows. If I select repair, the window vanishes and I'm once again left with pretty blue wallpaper and a mouse cursor. No recovery tools or options.
I have a copy of Hiren's BootCD installed onto a thumb drive. I've tried loading Mini Windows XP from it but it fails to load and reboots me r... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 won't load. Or repair. Or factory reset.

Memtest86 has run for almost 12 hours now, completing 10 passes with zero errors.
 

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I'm trying to fix my brother's friend's laptop - my suspicion is he dropped it - the hard disc is almost certainly where the problem is.

That said, I hooked it up to my desktop and it's "usable" in the sense that I can access the repair tools via my W7 OEM disc to try and run utilities on it. The problem is that I'm probably going to be stuck running CHKDSK, and I don't want to tie my main desktop up to do this.

Now, the irregularity is that it took about 40 minutes to finally load through the dialogs and get a CMD open. After which, it took about 5 minutes for CHKDSK to finally access the failed HDD (G:, in this case). The first 9 file segments came back unreadable, so it's clearly not in the best way.

Anyhow, I'm trying to use his laptop to do this job so I don't have to tie up my desktop doing it. It will boot from the System repair disc, but it just boots to the background (that blue Windows 7 one) with a moving mouse. It could just be taking a really long time, but I was wondering if anybody could tell me how to get this working or if it's worth my while to wait.

If not, does anybody have any suggestions for how to get the data off the HDD?

Thanks

A:Sys Repair Disc does not load repair tools - just background

Try a linux live cd.

They are often better than MS tools for this kind of thing.

The HD might be too far gone already, but it is worth a try.

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Hi
 
I am trying to fix a laptop for a friend and think there is some malware that is preventing it from starting and unable to repair by going to an earlier restore point. I have read similar topics on this forum on this and it looks like the first thing to do is run frst.exe to get some information on what is installed on the machine. I have ran this on the laptop with the issue and have attached the output. Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciatted.
 
Thanks
 

A:Windows 7 wont start or repair

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem. Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me. Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts. If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed. Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean. My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.   Search for files with FRST (Recovery Environment)In Vista or Windows 7: Boot to System Recovery Options and run FRST.In Windows XP: Please boot to BartPe and run FRST.Type the following in the edit box after "Search:"LPK.dllClick Search button and post the log (Search.txt) it mak... Read more

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