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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


What type of Windows DVD was used?

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We're having a problem getting access to the BIOS (F10), Boot Menu (F9), etc from a new Elite X2 1012 G1. We deployed our Windows 10 image to it and now we're unable to access anything. We upgraded the BIOS from 1.14 to 1.16 but that hasn't fixed the issue. The tablet boots in to Windows everytime, happily ignoring our attempts to press F10 or F9. Anyone run into this before? We've got over 200 of these on their way in and it's going to be a nightmare if we can't fix this.

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I am begging for help as this problem is driving me insane! To start the story Windows 10 asked me to upgrade last year, and God I wish I didn't. I had nothing but problems with the OS, mainly down to it being unsupported for my notebook by HP. I Decided to roll back to Windows 8 and during the rollback, the notebook has failed catastrophically! 'Luckily' the recovery option kicked in, but this also failed and crashed mid recovery.  I am now left with the boot failing immediatley and showing a BCD error 0x0000034. (press esc for UEFI). Once in UEFI the only option that doesnt bring the same BCD error is the HP System Test. This works ok and the system passes all tests (including hard drive which though a lot of searching online is often the root cause of the above error) I want to enter the BIOS settings and set it to boot from USB in order to use my windows recovery USB, but pressing F11 or F10 goes straight to the Blue screen of death with the same error above! I am fairly proficient with computers and managed quite a few repairs etc, but this loop of blue screen with no conceivable boot option is driving me insane! Someone please help! Thanks in advance, Thebgb! 

A:Unable to access any recovery options. Boot options menu als...

thebgb Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, but I don't have very good news for you ...The Win10 Upgrade is know to corrupt the Recovery partition stored there by the OEM that built the original machine. This pretty much guarantees that no HP Recovery is going to work: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/HP-Recovery-Manager-Blocked-After-Windo...This means that RESET no longer works on your laptop due to your doing the Win10 Upgrade.To actually restore your PC to its original condition, you need something known as HP Recovery Media.HP Recovery Media 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 entry 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,... Read more

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

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I am unable to access the boot menu to allow boot from USB or DVD.  I have tried using the ESC key and just about every other key F2, F10, F12 and others.  When I turn power on I start taping the applicable key about once every second, I see the power light illuminated and I hear the hard drive running for a little while but the monitor stays blank, then the hard drive stops, the power light is still on but nothing happens. I have also tried using the Windows 10, settings "recovery" function same results.

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Hello everyone,I am unable to access the boot menu on my HP Pavillion laptop. I tried pressing ESC key after Power on and also through PC settings but none of it helped .  Pressing ESC key just shows "ESC...pause startup" message but didn't got to the boot menu. And if I stop pressing it , it just loads OS.

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Hello,
I had some problems with Ubuntu, and wanted to recover my Windows 8 MBR, so that I can boot back into it, and not a corrupted version of Grub2. Anyway, I burned an iso for the Windows 8 recovery disk, and the disk is fine since it works on another computer. However, it doesn't work on the computer I want to use it on. The recovery disk says
Code:
Loading files...


, and completes a loading process. Then, blue squares go along the top of the screen. However, it suddenly turns off my computer in the middle of the process. I've tried this multiple times with the same result. Any help would be much appreciates, I really need to use my computer.
Thanks!
~Carpetfizz

A:Unable to boot into recovery disk

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.
Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Mother Board: Gigabyte 3.2GHZ
HDD: SATA 1 TB
OS: Windows 8.1
 
Problem: When the computer is powered on it boots normally. However, all function keys or cmd keys to get into BIOS (F2), BOOT Menu (F8), Set up menu (F12) are disabled.
 
Possible Cause: Ransomware, I know for a fact my son installed a .exe file that put ransomware on his computer due to the HDD being locked and inaccessible. Also, when logging into his user he is prompted with the ransom log on by GoTLINKS.
 
Attempted Fixes: I've tried removing the HDD cables and booting in hopes of getting forced into the boot menu. However, no drives are detected and I am prompted to insert the OS Disk and hitting ENTER. Upon doing so all KBoard keys are disabled and computer must be restarted. At this point the computer will boot from the OS Disk and allow for a install of windows or windows repair. Upon trying to reinstall the OS (after plugging the HDD back in) the OS Key states it is not retrievable, even though it is on the tower of his desktop. This happens after the key is inserted. (The key has been registered prior to this all happening). When going into windows repair from the disk I am given 3 options. System Refresh, System Reset, and Advanced Options.
 
System Refresh: Error: A Valid OS must be selected. Please select a valid OS and restart your system. 
 
System Reset: Error: The disk drive is locked. Please unlock the disk drive in order to proceed.
 
Advanced Options: CMD pro... Read more

A:Unable to access BIOS, Boot Menu, or anything else!!!

I forgot to add something.
 
Restarting system: I can restart the system while holding the Shift Key which brings me to the boot menu options. However, any key is disabled and the computer must be hard restarted in order to do anything. All function keys (F1-F9) do not work, keys 1-9 do not work, and even ENTER to restart the system does not work.

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I posted this in the Windows 8 section as I thought it was a problem with such. However, I believe the Ransomware has a lot to do with the problem. So here is the issue:
 
Mother Board: Gigabyte 3.2GHZ
HDD: SATA 1 TB
OS: Windows 8.1
 
Problem: When the computer is powered on it boots normally. However, all function keys or cmd keys to get into BIOS (F2), BOOT Menu (F8), Set up menu (F12) are disabled.
 
Possible Cause: Ransomware, I know for a fact my son installed a .exe file that put ransomware on his computer due to the HDD being locked and inaccessible. Also, when logging into his user he is prompted with the ransom log on by GoTLINKS.
 
Attempted Fixes: I've tried removing the HDD cables and booting in hopes of getting forced into the boot menu. However, no drives are detected and I am prompted to insert the OS Disk and hitting ENTER. Upon doing so all KBoard keys are disabled and computer must be restarted. At this point the computer will boot from the OS Disk and allow for a install of windows or windows repair. Upon trying to reinstall the OS (after plugging the HDD back in) the OS Key states it is not retrievable, even though it is on the tower of his desktop. This happens after the key is inserted. (The key has been registered prior to this all happening). When going into windows repair from the disk I am given 3 options. System Refresh, System Reset, and Advanced Options.
 
System Refresh: Error: A Valid OS must be selected. Please select a... Read more

A:Unable to access BIOS, Boot Menu, or anything else!!! Ransomware!!

Update: I am putting Ubuntu onto a dvd and trying it that way. I will let you know the outcome. Any other suggestions while I am in this process are welcome as well.

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Hello,
I have a HP dv6 that I force shutdown. Upon reboot, it asks me to do a Windows diagnostic and if I select that option, all I see is a blue screen (not the blue screen of death) and nothing else happens.

No progress bar, nothing...a DOS window did appear and disappear in a flash at the beginning.

Now, I had installed Ubuntu (through wubi, I think), and if I choose that OS option while booting, it boots up just fine. I can even see my Windows folders, files, etc., through Ubuntu file manager, though I can't copy, open of course.

Now, I have my 5 CD-R system recovery disks that I'd burned at the beginning.

I changed the boot order to CD in the BIOS, popped in recovery disk 1 and I see the two progress bars "Windows loading files" and then the blue screen appears again and nothing else does.

Thinking my recovery disks were corrupt, I plugged disk 1 into an Acer with the same Windows 7 Home Premium OS. When I attempted to boot my Acer from the HP recovery disk, I got a nice window with a message saying that this laptop is not supported by the recovery disk and to contact HP support.

So, the recovery disks are fine.

I'm not sure what else to do.

Any help will be appreciated.

A:Unable to boot Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit dv6 using recovery disk

Try running chkdsk from a booted Win 7 install DVD or flash drive.

How to run chkdsk or System File Checker (SFC) from the Recovery Console
Boot your Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD
When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press Enter
At the "Install Windows" screen, click on Repair your computer at lower left
At the System Recovery Options screen, make note of the drive letter assigned to your boot drive (normally C and click Next
At the Chose a Recovery Tool window, click on Command Prompt. You will be sitting at X:\Sources directory
Run chkdsk or SFC
If you did not note the drive letter of your boot disk, you can enter bcdedit and look at the osdevice line to see what it is.
For chkdsk, type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter (use the letter from above if not C.
For sfc, type sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows and press Enter (use the letter from above)

Let either run to completion undisturbed.

Vista or Windows 7: If you don't have a install DVD, you can download a legal copy here:
Windows 7 Direct Download Links
Windows Vista Direct Download Links

Make sure you get the same version you have installed: 32 or 64 bit; Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate.

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I just downloaded Windows XP(Service pack 3) and mounted it to a USB disc.

Problem is, it doesnt work. On the boot screen it gives me the message invalid system disk. replace disk and press any key to continue and then when i press any key, it boots into my hard drive/Windows 8.

Originally i thought something was wrong with the boot but now i think it may or may not be. All help is highly appreciated.

A:Unable to boot, invalid system disk. replace disk and press any key to continue

Few, if any, downloadable copies of WinXP are legal. The 'Invalid System Disk' error message is the tip off.

You'll need to buy a copy from an authorized source. There is no way to trick the system into recognizing an illegal copy of Windows.

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I currently have two separate hard drives in my home PC. My C: drive has Windows Vista on it and my X: drive has Windows 7 on it. The system is dual booted and if I choose either operating system, it boots fine to whichever OS I choose.

My issue is this: If I disconnect one of the drives (either one), I get an error after BIOS that it cannot find the system disk. I know which drive is C: vs. X: while looking inside my case.

My goal is to remove the drive with Vista on it to use in another PC (given drive prices are through the roof today). I just want to keep my drive with Windows 7 on it (currently labeled in the system as drive X).

Is there a way around this without having to format my drive (X) with Windows 7 on it AFTER I remove the C: drive with Vista on it?

Sorry if this all sounds confusing. Thanks in advance for the help.

A:Dual Boot Question/Unable To Find System Disk

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

A screenshot of your disk management layout would be a big help.

In the meantime I would have thought that carrying out a startup repair would sort out your boot problems.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

In my humble opinion you probably have the boot files on the Vista drive so that when you disconnect it the computer is looking for your C drive - it can't find Windows 7 because you have it on the X drive.

When you've removed the Vista drive and got Windows 7 booting correctly, you need to change its drive letter to C.

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Having problem with son's HP desktop.  When it boots, press the Esc key, get a boot menu. But ... unable to select ANY of the items.  Keyboard is not recognized when in this menu. Tried several different keyboards -- same symptoms on all. Also, despite having the CD/DVD device first in the boot order, when have bootable CD or DVD in the drive, see the text come up to press a key to boot from that device, but it does not boot from the disk, instead it puts up a message about booting from the system -- and once again, the keyboard(s) appear to be nonfunctional at this point. Product number: XX094AV Looked on the HP site to see if there is a BIOS update, but there is no BIOS listed. Could use some help on this. thanks

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

A:Unable to find boot drive insert boot disk

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

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Hi all...

My Gateway Laptop (NV55S05u) had a Norton scan today and found a trojan virus that Norton could not remove. I restarted the computer to try to get it in safe mode, and when I restarted I got a black screen with just a cursor. I was able to get into the BIOS (F2) and also able to burn AVG rescue disk onto a CD and boot from that as I was unable to boot from a USB stick or SD card. I ran all the scans I could find and deleted the virus files off my system. I then created a Windows 7 recovery CD from a different functioning computer and booted from that disk. I was able to run startup repair, but then it doesn't finish. I don't get a chance to see why it doesn't finish because this stupid HP Recovery Manager pops up. Upon further research, I discovered it should have something that says "System Recovery" to reset back to factory settings. I can see it is there, but I am unable to click on it. I then tried doing a system restore back to an earlier point and it completes and has me restart. When I restart, I push F2 again to change the boot order so the computer boots from the hard drive first. When I do this, I just get the black screen with a cursor in the upper left corner of the screen. I am not sure what else to do at this point. I do not have the original windows 7 disk as I bought it pre-loaded on this laptop. This computer is only about 2 months old so I am freaking out. If anyone has any ideas I would be SO appreciative.

A:System will not boot, cannot use F8, cannot access advanced boot menu

You do not need to buy a new copy of Win7 as you own the one which came preinstalled on the Gateway for the life of the machine, and can reinstall it as often as you need and in any way you want via several methods.

First work through these steps for when Windows 7 fails to boot.

I should tell you that Norton and AVG raise red flags with the experts here - the better choices are in the steps.

Do you have a Win7 System Repair Disk to use as this is best to try the repairs?

If not you can download the latest official Win7 ISO download with SP1 for your licensed version and burn to DVD or write to flash stick using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool:
Win7 Home Premium x86 SP1 English Official ISO download

Use one of these disks for repairs given in the steps above, or if necessary to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM without the bloatware and useless factory utilities which have better versions in Win7.

You can also try running Gateway Factory Recovery by tapping the key given on first boot screen for Recovery, or order Recovery Disks from Gateway Tech Support which is included free for the first year along with a full parts and replacement warranty.

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I'm fairly good with computers; started out in 1984 with the old Apple IIe. Just upgraded from Vista 32 bit Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium Aspire 5610Z laptop.

Haven't been able to make a system recovery disk; get the message that the files are not on either my hard drive or my upgrade installation disk. What now? How do I go about making this disk.

Thanks

brightlight 864

A:Unable to make System Recovery Disk in Windows 7

brightlight864,You can always use imaging software to make a backup of your working system. In the event of a crash, hardware failure or corrupted system, you can easily restore the backup....some let you do this outside of Windows.I rarely use the restore disk or program that is put on your hard drive by your computer manufacturer. The restriction is that it only images your drive from the factory so you go right back to the beginning of when you turned on your computer for the very first time.Check this link for numerous freeware alternatives. Simply browse through the Hard Drive Utilities or the like.I would personally recommend Acronis True Image. This is shareware but well worth the money. The thing I love about this program is that it allows you to make a bootable CD that you can carry with you and use on ANY computer (your friends, your work laptop, even one in an internet cafe) to make a complete system backup. The program is also very robust. For me, 5 out of 5 stars.Get it here:http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/

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My P50 will no longer bring up the Options Menu when I press enter at the boot prompt: "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" I get the beep like it's going into the menu and then the Windows worry ring comes up and takes me into windows. I can still get into the BIOS setup by pressing 'F1' or bring up the boot menu by pressing F11, but not the Options Menu. I'm not sure if it's BIOS related or not, but I temporally flashed back to BIOS 1.29 to see if that would have any effect and it didn't.  The laptop refuses to let me flash any BIOS earlier than v1.29. Are any other P50 owners having this issue?

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hey, i have a acer aspire 5745G . 4 gb ram and 500 gb hdd.
my windows 7 home premium edition had crashed and was unable to boot. plus my whole hard disk was FOrmatted .."including the windows recovery partition."..

i have made the recovery cds and i am desperatly trying to boot from the cds but when i insert the recovery cd nothing opens..i.e. it is not booting. i have checked the boot order and everythng else.. somehow not able to install windows. my harddsk has no O.S. now..
plese help me i need to start y laptop.. what do i do ..why isnt my recovery disk booting(it used to boot esrlier)..
is it because the recovery partition was erased..??
plese help..is there anyway i can install windows home premium.i cant buy one more.

A:unable to boot via recovery .!

Just for verification, your BIOS does have the CD/DVD optical drive set as first boot? I believe on an Acer you have to click the F2 key at startup until the BIOS setup menu appears. Using the left/right arrow keys select the Boot option > enter. Use the up/down arrow keys to select the CD/DVD optical drive. Then use the F6 key (it might be a different key depending on how old your Acer is) to move the optical drive to the top of the list. Then I think you press the F10 key to save the BIOS boot order changes.

Other possibility is the recovery CDs became damaged in some way and just aren't working now. If you have bad recovery CDs and need an official Windows 7 installer, you should be able to get it from here:

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

Download the ISO file to your desktop and then burn it to a blank DVD. You'll have to use the COA on your Acer when it comes time to validate the new install.

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I've been using my lenovo idea pad 110 perfectly fine for a few months until a few moments ago my my desktop crashes and is not responding stating "windows is not responding". I decided to force shut down and restart which led to the problem. After i start my laptop , it is always stuck on the boot menu and which ever keys i pressed it will Refresh back to the boot menu. I tried pressing the "novo" button and enter system recovery and other options but all lead back to the boot menu again? I require assistance to fix this issue and request anyone more knowledgable to assist me in this issue.Thank you very much! 

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I don't like typing everything twice and I know how you forum users love your documentation (me too )
So, check this out and tell me what you guys think?

uefi - Unable to boot into fresh Dual-Booted Ubuntu installation - Ask Ubuntu

Everything is there in that forum thread.. whew. Done. The same as that thread says, if you require any more information, don't hesitate to let me know. I'm a little more savvy (just a little) than your average newbie so be respectful please.

Again, please refer to that link for all of my system specs and other relevant information. They coudn't help me over there and referred me here..

Any and all feedback is appreciated! Thank you all in advance!

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Hey Everyone--

My first post here, so hope I follow protocol well enough! Working on a client's PC here, and could use a little help or suggestion. The machine in question is an HP Pavilion a1630n, and has a D: partition for Recovery. Currently I am unable to get it to boot from that partition using F11 to do a complete reinstall of Vista. When I try F11, I get BOOTMGR is missing. Here's what led up to this:

- PC would not boot and kept dropping into Vista Recovery Manager, which was unable to repair the startup problem

- I was going to pull the drive, backup the user data off onto another disk, then do a clean restore of Vista (which was an available option for recovery)

- Somehow when trying to back out of everything and shut down, I hit Yes at a prompt where I meant to hit No (or vice versa), and the Recovery Manager started to erase the C: partition (nice how it didn't pop up a dialog for me to confirm). I immediately held down the power button to make it stop, but it was too late-- the C: drive was empty

- From the user data standpoint, this wasn't a huge deal-- the main utility of this machine is Webmail and Web. So we elected not to worry about trying to unerase files and just install a fresh, working copy of Windows

However, now I cannot seem to make any progress toward reinstalling Vista from the recovery partition (naturally, if the client ever had any restore discs, she cannot find them now). Despite the D: Recovery partition still being intact, ... Read more

A:Unable to boot to Recovery Partition

Hope this helps Fred,

Bootmgr is missing

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During the holidays my laptop started to slow down in its performance. I backed up all my files and decided to recover my laptop to its initial status with OKR from within Windows as I already did in the past. After OKR finished its job (took around 1 hour) and the laptop started to boot I got a black screen saying: "EFI network 0 for IPv4 boot failed" (fig.1)  and after hitting OK another one saying "EFI network 0 for IPv6 boot failed" (fig.2). Then the laptop get back into OKR menu (fig.3) and offered me to restore again from initial backup or restore from user's backup (not possible) so I ran the OKR once more thought it would fix the problem with booting. It didn't make any difference and the laptop is still stuck in loop, not able to boot normally.
I do not think HDD is the problem, the BIOS is detecting two HDDs (fig.3). I even tried to change BIOS settings to boot only in legacy mode but that doesn't work too.
I am able to use the NOVO BUTON to get into NOVO MENU so I could get into safe mode where I got the copy error message about not having enough space on the X: partition (fig.4) , where some file called wsvd.sys should be copied. I can then browse through file explorer and see that the X partition does not have enough space (fig.5) and it has only few megabytes. I am not able to run any software in the safe mode as it get stuck in the error message and doesn't allow me to skip copying of the file.
I didn'... Read more

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Hey all, I'm not very tech-savvy so I'll try and explain everything as best as I can.

Recently, my computer has been BSOD due to some system files not working, so I realized that I need to use recovery console in order to fix it. Since I don't have a CD Rom drive on this computer, I made a bootable USB with recovery console on it. However, when I go to boot this USB Drive, it tells me "an operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system." BIOS shows the USB Drive as a Hard Drive, rather than a removable device, and so I have to boot it up as such.

Can anyone help me out with getting recovery console to run so I can fix this computer? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Unable to boot recovery console from USB!

That may happen when you are trying to find 64/32bit OS with 32/64bit recovery media.
USB 3.0 sticks on 2.0 ports also may act funny sometimes.
 

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Hello. Running HP win xp home media edition sp3, 2g ram. Infected with odb.exe and svc.exe yesterday and unable to boot into safe mode. Ran hijack this, malwarebytes and spybot with system restore off, removed all bad guys, still unable to boot into safe mode to really remove malware, drivers stop at Mup.dll. Went to msconfig after regular boot and changed boot.ini to safemode and restarted (big mistake) now cannot boot from hd. The boot up freezes at a point where the monitor is on but very dim. So booted from xp install disk used recovery to boot to windows. Tried chkdsk, fixboot. No joy. I think my msconfig needs to be returned to regular boot, but I don't know how to do this with dos commands in recovery. And not sure how to get to safe mode so that I can use malware removal tools. Don't need help with the malware tools, just need to get booted up. I appreciate any help.
Thanks.

A:XP Recovery msconfig unable to boot at all

Read Do Not Attempt.., etc. at http://www.malwareremoval.com/tutorials/safemodeboot.php.As for editing the boot.ini...I had an example of how this is done from the Recovery Console, but I don't seem able to find it.Rather than try what I think might work...I suggest waiting for someone more knowledgeable about this to post.Louis

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hey, i have a acer aspire 5745G . 4 gb ram and 500 gb hdd.
my windows 7 home premium edition had crashed and was unable to boot. plus my whole hard disk was FOrmatted .."including the windows recovery partition."..

i have made the recovery cds and i am desperatly trying to boot from the cds but when i insert the recovery cd nothing opens..i.e. it is not booting. i have checked the boot order and everythng else.. somehow not able to install windows. my harddsk has no O.S. now..
plese help me i need to start y laptop.. what do i do ..why isnt my recovery disk booting(it used to boot esrlier)..
is it because the recovery partition was erased..??
plese help..is there anyway i can install windows home premium.i cant buy one more.

A:Unable to boot windows 7 via recovery .please help!

Hi,

There is a way to get around this, but you should try the recovery disc option first. A few things to check:

1. Double-check that the DVD drive is first in the BIOS boot order
2. Try booting from different disks - how many do you have?

Regards,
Golden

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I am currently unable to boot to the recovery partition to restore my computer to factory installation, but the Recovery partition that was around 13 gb is still there and has files on it and i did not touch them, but still i cant use F11 to boot to recovery. Any help ?

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Hi guys, I'm having troubling booting my laptop after attemping to format using OKR.I'm wondering if you guys can help me out..For your information, my lenovo y510p is 1TB + 8gb ssd (hybrid). It doesn't have m2 ssd card. It only has one 2.5" hdd.  So here's what happened: 1. I tried formatting windows using OKR because i noticed that my disk usage is 100% recently although im not running anything on my labtop. 2. After OKR recovery process,  my laptop gets stuck at the lenovo loading screen (the computer will just stay at that screen forever). It won't boot. 3. After turning it on/off a couple times, it gave me blue screen of death with the error code 0xc0000001.Up this point I thought the cause of the problem was fauly hdd. 4. I tried clicking the novo button to try system recovery. After attempting recovery, the messsage told me me "OneKeyRecovery partition has damaged, so do not launch the main applications."  I dont know how to fix this issue. At this point, I am thinking about just buying a 2.5" SSD and windows 10 with retail key, and fresh install windows on the new ssd. Will this cause any trouble? (ex. do I need to twick the bios setting in order to do this?)  Are there any cons to fresh installing retail windows on new ssd? Please help. Thank you.  

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Hey Guys,
I have a question to ask and see if you can tell me what my problem is?
I have an
Acer Aspire AM1100-B1410A
2.1 GHz BE-2350 AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Processor
2 GB RAM
320 GB SATA HD


decided to pefform a complete system wipe before loading new windows xp onto computer, but after wiping everythings screwing up, i cant load windows onto it, for one when i chose a partition to load it onto there are none, the box is simply blank, i cant create a new partition it dosnt work. If i peform chkdsk or chkdsk /r it promptly informs me i have one or more "unrecoverable" problems....hmm that sounds fun.... and if i do try to boot from my windows xp disk i get through windows setup and to the " enter=continue r=repair F3=quit" wen i chose continue it gewtsa me to the license agreement page where i f8 to accept, now onto the list of partitions page....but oh no there r no partitions availible and it states there is no disk in this drive, if i hit enter anyway the setup fails right after .... 305243 mb disk 0 at id 0 on bus 0 on atapi.....<setup cannot acess this disk> unknown disk
<there is no disk in this drive> unknown disk
repeat and etc......
 

A:Unable to boot from disk

It's because of the SATA hard drive. Windows isn't recognizing it because it doesn't have the correct driver which is common. If your BIOS will allow you to switch the SATA/RAID controller to IDE mode instead of SATA/AHCI or RAID, that should allow Windows Setup to recognize the SATA hard drive and then the installation of Windows should continue without further problems.

If not, you will need to install the SATA/RAID drivers at the F6 prompt at the beginning of Windows Setup. Of course, you will need a floppy drive for this to work. The alternative to this is to make a slipstream CD that combines the needed drivers with the WIndows CD. Google for the procedure.
 

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Appreciate any help anyone can give me here.

Turned off my PC this afternoon, with no problems that I was aware of. Turned it back on when I got home tonight. System hangs with a blank screen during normal boot. Power off and try f8 to go into safe mode - and now all of a suddon f8 brings up a boot menu with my dvd and dvd rw-drives and my hard drive, and not the advanced boot options it always did before. Cant get to safe mode, can't get to a system restore option or a command prompt or anything.

Now I'm getting a bit worried, and figure I'll break out my recovery disk. I have a cyberpower, inc. recovery dvd-rom that came with the pc - but no matter which of my drives I put it into (dvd rom or dvd-rw) and no matter which drive I boot from, the system goes to a black screen and just hangs.

I can press delete when the PC starts to enter setup, but thats my bios and there doesnt seem to be anything I can do there. f8 gets me to this dumb boot menu instead of advanced boot options (is this some kind of crazy virusb, or I am just going insane here?). No idea what to do now. Please help!

A:Vista 64 home - advanced boot menu gone, can't restore from recovery disk

Hello kad153,
When you get to the boot menu, high light the HDD your OS is on and press enter, that should bring up the options you are looking for, choose "Last Known Good Configuration".

If it still wont start follow this tutorial.

Create a Recovery Disc

Then this tutorial.

Startup Repair

Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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Hi, I have a Acer Aspire V3-772G Notebook. 
Yesterday I tried to boot up my computer, but I ended up getting the "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE" and then the computer restarts. This happens twice before putting me in the Auto Recovery menu.
 
I've tried various solutions online (including the AHCI thing that seemed to worked for everyone), but none seemed to work for me. Eventually I tried to force the computer to boot in safe mode which lead to problem A:
 
 
 
Problem A
The Immediate Problem "Recovery: Contains Errors"
What happened:
1) So I tried to get into safe mode, but i was unable to do it the normal way. Therefore I tried Option 3 from http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/69585-safe-mode.html.
 
(Normally, you can use the Startup Settings in the Auto Recovery to access it, but my safe mode wouldn't boot and it would just restart to the Auto Recovery)
 
2) This involved using the using the command "bcdedit /set {Identifier} safeboot minimal" (in my case my Identifier was "Default") in Command prompt (from the Auto Recovery menu)
 
3) After this I restarted the computer. To my dismay, the computer did not boot up in safe mode (it does not even show the Acer loading Screen), but only displayed a blue screen with this error.
"
Recovery
Contains Error
"
 
4) Then it shuts down,rendering me unable to access the automatic recovery screen or even the BIOS.
 
 
 
Problem B
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A:Unable to boot due to:"INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE" and "Recovery: Contains errors"

Have seen a lot of issues with free space diminishing lately from others and really i dont understand why { Malware Viruses ? }.
 
There are many reasons and cures , mostly i think Hard Drive size to accomadate programs / games Etc / Sys Restore % / temps.
 
With yours : first mistake was - You Never Defrag a SSD Drive .  Its not required , you can have a Quick read here to some Options in SSD setups - http://www.disk-partition.com/kb/tips-ssd-optimization-windows7-2.html
 
I have a Samsung 500 EVO and used the Samsung Software provided , and setup as above link suggests , within Performance Settings Set etc.
Then with Sys Restore off , No Pagefile ,Disabled Disk Indexing, and rely on a Acronis Backup Image.
 
My C:\ drive is currently showing 28Gig  hasnt waivered in 12 mths and D:\Drive 350 Gig  stores my personel stuff , remainder is used for Over Provisioning 50Gig. .....................NOTE : SSD is Partitioned as C: and D:
 
Have you tried removing the drive and reconnect and reboot = ?
"Translucent files"  eg: Opening Excell = are temp while you are writing to the program or have a file open - Quite Normal.
 
If you are thinking of formatting and starting again i agree this is a better option than chasing something unknown at this stage.
Also if Recovery Partition has errors , or something got deleted that shouldnt have.

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After sucessful use of the recovery discs made from the machine itself,I then applied all the microsoft updates that were available to me.At this point the machine was working perfectly. I shut it down to go out and came back in the house 20 mins. later and was unable to boot. The display was completyly sectioned, garbled and unreadable and from what I could read it was asking to repair itself. I was unable to get that going. I then removed the hard drive and replaced it with a brand new one that I had already formatted but got the same result. I know that the hard drive is good as when put in another machine I am able to install any OS I care to with no problem. The machine at this point will not recognize the recovery disc or any other disc. I cannot get to the bios or the boot menu. When the problem arose initially, no hardware of any kind was replaced.
This is an E-machine ( yeah I know,not good) desktop series ET1641 using windows vista with 2 gigs of memory. My monitor is good as when I connect my other computer to it I get a perfect display.

If anyone can help me with this I would be most gratefull. At 78 years of age I thought I had seen most computer problems, but this is a new one on me.
 

A:unable to boot after sucessful recovery and update

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I am trying to install Ubuntu as a dual boot on my Inspiron 15 5000 5567. In BIOS I:

Disabled Secure Boot
Enabled Legacy Option
Changed Boot Sequence yo Legacy
restarted my laptop and changed the boot sequence so that boot from disk drive was first.

When I rebooted, with or without a DVD in the disk drive, I got the error message:
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM:
No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine.

At this stage the machine just kept recycling and returning to the same error massage. The only way to stop it was to get back into BIOS and reset boot options to the initial settings.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Unable to boot from disk drive

Who is telling you to disable secure boot and enable legacy when using Ubuntu?

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Greetings TechSpot! I'm back with more questions!

ok~ new PC, new issue. This gem is an old PC that is still worth saving; however, the previous owner did not have legit software, etc. I found this out AFTER I attempted to authenticate the version of windows XP and attempt to upgrade to SP3 which made the machine all sorts of buggy and wrecked the registry.

Anyhow, long story short, I have a legit copy of windows XP and I would like to simply start from scratch.

I attempted to boot from disk, but when prompted to "hit any key" the PC just ignores my command. I also tried going into the BIOS, and the PC ignored my command. It's almost as if the keyboard isn't loading in time.

I'm wondering how I can go about manually deleting windows, etc. I'm not savvy enough to know my way around DOS with the del command... I need to be able to boot from the CD, or else I'm dead in the water. aren't I?
 

A:Want to wipe PC / unable to boot from disk

Are you using a USB keyboard? If so, it might not be supported by the older motherboard BIOS. Switch to a PS/2 keyboard if you have access to one. After Windows is installed you can switch back to the USB keyboard.
 

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Hi,
I recently purchased a XPS 8920 with a 1TB hard drive.  I also have a Samsung Evo 960 M2 NVMe SSD drive that I want to install as the Windows 10 boot disk, but it refuses to boot.
Looking at the other posts around here I have set the following:
XPS 8900, BIOS v1.0.4, ePSA: Build 4304.18 
SATA: ACHI ModeBoot List Option: UEFISecure Boot: DisabledLoad Legacy Option ROM: DisabledAttempt Legacy Boot: Disabled
I first installed the M2 Drive and it was recognized by the BIOS. Booted into the HD that came with the Desktop and ran the MS partition tool, it detected the drive (I didn't format or partition it).
I created a USB UEFI bootable image of stock Windows 10.
Unplugged the HD that came with the machine.
Booted up and Pressed F12 to boot from the USB.  Windows detected the SSD and was able to partition and install to it.
Machine restarted. Press F12 to check its booting form SSD, and ... BIOS reports 'Boot failure on device'.
So I plugged in the HD again, restarted and it can see the SSD and I confirmed Windows is installed on it.
Tried a similar process using the Samsung drive clone tool, and the Dell OS Recovery Tool.  Always the same result, I can detect and install windows, but the PC refuses to boot from it.
Any ideas?
 

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I downloaded the 7 RC 32 Bit Version. Using Magic ISO to burn the files into the DVD+R. The installation works from my current OS which is Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit.

When I load the DVD, it says something like, unable to boot.

How can I boot from the DVD so I can do a clean install?

A:Unable To Boot Disk For Windows 7 RC! - PLEASE HELP!

Windows 7 user
Is the dvd player listed in BIOS as a bootible device? when you re-boot there is a key (usually F2) that puts you into setup. Then find the section that device boot order (or something like it) and check the dvd to make sure its checked. You can force DVD boot by hitting the "d" key (sometimes the c key) untill it beeps.

Hope this helped

Ken

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My Dell inspiron 1300, takes forever to boot and even longer to shut down and runs crappily in between, frequently freezing up, and I can't even access the task manager as a message returns that "this link is unavailable". The system restore tab is greyed out in the Systems manager and not avaiable under Programs/Accessories/System Tools.
Set out below is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:55:35 PM, on 8/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
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A:Unable to access Msconfig, sytem restore, Run menu, Task manager and system lousy.

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Hi everybody
Recently i had to repair Southbridge on my laptop by a technician but after that, My laptop is unable to boot from nothing but HDD. despite changing all available settings on mobo(enabling boot from CD/DVD,USB HDD and etc) seems that none of them are being enabled.Is there any possible solution?
My Laptop Specs are as follows
Acer Spire 5738G
OS: Win7 professional 64bit
HDD: 320GB SATA
Memory: two 4GB modules
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 Graphics
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 (2.2GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

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I bought a f500 series Compaq laptop... ok, It's originally with VISTA but the previous owner installed Windows 7 Ultimate in it. Runs ok and everything but I want my lappy to be in its original state. OK... here's the problem I spent HOURS and hours trying to solve without success...
I can't boot my Laptop from USB, CD-ROM, USB FLASH DRIVE nor External disk drive. I checked BIOS. I set the boot order like I'm supposed to, DISK > USB > HDD. Nothing happens.
I hit f10 for BIOS setup... or ESC for Boot order and I only see Hard Drive as boot option. No CD, USB... I tried to "repair computer" (F8) and I get no repair option, only restore option with restore points.
I have use Partition manager to check partitions. I am unable to install RECOVERY MANAGER. I get missing "HardDisk.dll" or when I install hdd.dll, I get error code that Recovery Manager is unable to run.
I have recovery Disks for both VISTA X 64 and WIN 7 X 64 and both are no use since I can't access those.

I tried to upgrade my BIOS F1.71 >>> Running the BIOS upgrade software I got from HP official site... I get to the point where the Software tells me it is creating a FLASH BIOS and I get immediately the blue screen with "memory dump" message. This happens every time I try to upgrade.

I'm not too knowledgeable in computers but I can troubleshoot easily with good instructions... I've tried everything and I come across with a problem after a problem. It's so frustrat... Read more

A:Unable to boot my laptop from DISK, USB, ANYTHING but Hard [email protected]#%

There has to be a setting in the BIOS that is stopping you from booting from the USB or CD/DVD drive. That is IF those to thing actually work.

Have you checked to see if the USB and CD/DVD drive work?

As to the memory dump when trying to update the BIOS. You are doing this from inside Windows? I would suspect that because of the memory dump error.

99% of the time the computer/OS BSODs from memory errors. Memory errors come from bad memory.
If the notebook has 2 sticks of memory remove one of them then try the BIOS update. If it still BSODs put that stick back in and remove the other.
If it still BSODs then try it from a Safe Mode boot or from a Command line boot.

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

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Hi Friends,

Mine is Dell xps 13 ultrabook shipped with windows 7. I thought of installing ubuntu, so I unknowingly deleted recovery partition, formatted it and installed ubuntu. Now ubuntu is working fine. But in grub, I am not able to see windows. So I followed this tutorial How to Manually Repair Windows 7 Boot Loader Problems - How-To Geek to fix my windows. But it didnt work

In second screenshot, Windows 7 option didnt appear. I clicked next and did Startup repair which didnt help and then went to command prompt to execute the two commands

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /fixboot

The first command executed successfully but the second command gave me an error "the volume does not contain a recognized file system"

How can I recover my windows . Please help. I need windows badly

Thanks!

A:Deleted Recovery partition. Unable to boot into windows now.

Hi Rajeshksv37,

Welcome to SevenForums.

If you are in U.S.A, fill in the Media Request form and submit online. https://support.dell.com/support/top.../backupcd_form

Other than U.S.A., please contact DELL Technical Support in your country and request backup disc for your system.

DELL will send you the OS Reinstall Disk free of cost.

With it in hand, you may do a clean install and then install Ubuntu, Kubuntu or whatever.

Whatever other course you want to try, you are free to do it, but try to get the free OS reinstall disk from Dell. It will keep you in good stead.

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My computer was infected with alueron.k and started showing messages that said the harddrive had crashed. I knew these messages were being produced by the virus and proceeded to boot into windows security essentials offline to scan and remove this virus.

After removing I noticed that I was unable to boot into windows 7.

I used my installation disk to get to the system recovery options menu.

Every option cannot find a valid install of windows 7.
In the recovery console typing "tree" for c: results in "no subfolders exist", which is NOT true because I can use the notepad saveas trick and see that all of my windows system files are still intact.

Am I fubar and need to install a clean copy of windows 7 or is there still options?

System restore, fixmbr, and fixboot all dont work.

Edit: my default boot drive has been changed from C to X, which is a 30 mb partition, which was automatically created when this all started happening..

A:Unable to boot win7, recovery console unresponsive

Hello Zhall and welcome to Seven Forums!

First boot to Command Prompt at Startup from your recovery CD.
At Command Prompt type following :
diskpart
list disk
Then select disk where you installed Windows with command :
select disk #
(# is number of your disk)
list partition
Then select your System Reserved partition (System Reserved is 100MB partition) with following command :
select partition #
(# is number of your System Reserved partition from list partition command)
Then type :
active

Close Command Prompt and try to boot again.

I hope that will help
Trinty

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Hello Sevenforums.

Could you guys help diagnose my problem? and hopefully make my system boot again!
After installing approximately 96 updates on a fresh win 7 with most of its drivers in place, the PC will now bootloop indefinitely.

It loads up the "starting windows" and will then instantly flicker blue (not sure if bluescreen or welcome) and then go back to "logo screen" and startup windows.

I have tried to do system recovery through the original install disc and a win 7 repair disc, as well as running the F8 repair mode, but the 2 discs only load up until a black screen wtih a cursor appear (no further than this so far), and the built-in F8 recovery mode reports a problem communicating with some piece of hardware, giving me error code 0x0000000e9

Thanks in advance

-Tegewaldt

*edit: i am able to move the cursor and so on during the black screen mode.

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Hello Sevenforums.

Could you guys help diagnose my problem? and hopefully make my system boot again!
After installing approximately 96 updates on a fresh win 7 with most of its drivers in place, the PC will now bootloop indefinitely.

It loads up the "starting windows" and will then instantly flicker blue (not sure if bluescreen or welcome) and then go back to "logo screen" and startup windows.

I have tried to do system recovery through the original install disc and a win 7 repair disc, as well as running the F8 repair mode, but the 2 discs only load up until a black screen wtih a cursor appear (no further than this so far), and the built-in F8 recovery mode reports a problem communicating with some piece of hardware, giving me error code 0x0000000e9

Thanks in advance

-Tegewaldt

*edit: i am able to move the cursor and so on during the black screen mode.

A:Computer unable to boot into windows 7 or recovery mode etc.

According to the specs of this pc ONLY the1TB drive is standard.
When you re-installed did you have the other HDD plugged in, (externally).
If you did and thats what that error code points to then thats whats giving you grief.

Roy

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OK, so after I resolved the issues I had with my Dell Latitude thanks to tsteele's post in this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/294533/bsod-after-win-update-2-09-10-xp-pro/I get a call from my sister-in-law that she is having the same issue. I figure I can handle it no problem since I have done it already.Her Toshiba upon booting immediatley goes to the "windows failed to load properly...." Start Windows normally/Safe mode/etc. Where this issue differs is when you select any one of these options the BSOD flashes on/off so quickly I cannot catch the error message then the cycle repeats. I put in my XP disk and boot from the disk. It loads the drivers and just when it says Windows is starting I get a BSOD with 0x0000007B. I cannot get to the recovery console at all to attempt to uninstall the KB update.Need some guidance please. I can put her SATA drive in my external enclosure and see all her files. I can even open C\WINDOWS and see all the KB updates from 2/11/2010. Really would prefer not to backup and reformat if I do not have to.Thanks in advance for any guidance.Brian

A:KB977165 Issues XP - Unable to boot to recovery console

Did your sister have any known malware issues?

Would she know if she had malware issues?

This XP disk you refer to...is that a MS Genuine XP CD or is it a disk that accompanied the purchase of a system?

Louis

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Have used this disk many times with no problems. It works in another desktop. Have also tried, unsuccessfully, retail copies of XP and Vista.

Can boot, with no problems, from hard drive.

Downloaded new firmware for optical drive (Plextor PX-L890SA). Movies, music DVDs work fine in this drive.
Reset BIOS to default settings.
Set BIOS boot order to optical drive 1st.

At attempted boot, first screen displays the usual "Windows is loading files." After files are loaded, instead of the expected Language/Time/Keyboard screen, it goes to the rotating logo, then brings up the Windows 7 splash screen with an enlarged (like in safe mode) cursor. The same pattern emerges when trying to use XP or Vista disks

What's going on here?

A:Unable to boot, repair or install from win 7 disk

Try doing this tutorial by Greg: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 you can find this helpful

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Hi, I have Windows 7x64 Ultimate SP1 installed in a RAID0 configuration of 2 SSD's. Everything is working fine. I cloned the Windows installation using Acronis True Image Home 2014 (using boot CD) to a single SSD drive and Disk Clone operation was successful (according to TIH).I physically removed the two SSD's and replaced them with the cloned SSD, went to BIOS to set SATA to AHCI (it was previously set to RAID), then rebooted and get the following message:
I get the same message if instead of cloning the system I do a backup/restore. Also, if I press the F8 key to show the boot options and I choose it to boot from the new clone disk I get the following message:

Any suggestions? Thanks

A:Unable to boot from cloned or restored disk

Run the "repair your computer" option up to 3 times rebooting each time.
If this fails to solve the boot problem send a screen shot of your screen seen by entering "Disk Management". Instructions for completing the repair using the command line "bootrec" can then be provided.

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