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Q: Unable to Boot OS

Sorry if this is long... I've just want to make sure I include everything I need to.

I've got an Asus G51J Laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and the other day it randomly bluescreen'd. Figuring it was a simple crash, I didn't bother to remember the error, and I let it restart. But, when it tried to start back up, it couldn't.

I'm assuming the problem has to do with a corrupt/missing memtest.exe. Honestly, I can't remember how exactly I got to the screen where the computer said that (though, I assume I was doing something in Setup Menu) but it just said that Windows couldn't start due to a missing or corrupt file. Then some other words and then: "File: memtest.exe".
Everything below is what happens when I turn the computer on, as well as what I've all ready tried
When I turn on my computer it shows the Asus splash screen (with the logo and "Esc to Enter Popup Menu | F2 to Enter Setup Menu") and then goes into an error message that says:

Windows Error Recovery
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
If windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, Startup Repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during startup, choose Start Windows Normally
(BUTTON:)Launch Startup Repair (recommended)
(BUTTON:)Start Windows Normally

I didn't think that'd be very helpful, but thought it was worth posting. Anyway, neither button works. If I press Launch Startup Repair, the computer just shows a little screen with a white loading part saying "Loading Files" before going into a completely black screen. After a while, my cursor appears on the screen and I can move it around, but the screen itself is still black. If I press Start Windows Normally, the screen changes to the windows loading screen (with Starting Windows in the middle and ? Microsoft Corporation at the bottom) but the windows logo never appears. After that, it does the same thing as Launch Startup Repair.

Calling Asus tech support didn't help. The man just made me hard restart the computer turn it on and try to use "Boot Booster" (or something similar to that). But, when I went into the Setup Menu, I couldn't find the right option. The call ended with him saying "I would advise you to do whatever necessary to backup your hard drive (he didn't know how to) and then restart the whole computer."

I've tried getting a system repair disc (from Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files ) but that ended up working just as well as Launch Startup Repair. And, even after leaving it on overnight, it never got past the black screen.

Moral of the story: ALWAYS back up your files. It'd be so much simpler to fix if I had.

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Preferred Solution: Unable to Boot OS

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: Unable to Boot OS

UPDATE: Running Memtest86+ now...

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

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

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

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

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

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


What type of Windows DVD was used?

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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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When I try to start my laptop the 'Acer' logo flashes with 'press f2 to enter setup, f12 to change boot device, then to a black screen with a flashing cursor but unable to type, then screen turns off and it just repeats over and over. I'm unable to start in safe mode. I don't have the original Windows disc and no access to another computer, at this stage. I have a wireless keyboard and when I plug in the dongle am able to use it. 
 
If I press f2 then I'm able to access 'Phoenix Securecore Tiano Setup' with tabs for Information, Main, Security, Boot and Exit.
 
Before the laptop refused to start it was having an error about not being able to write to drive. I ran two programs, one anti malware and the other I think was Glary. I was able to start both in normal and safe mode at this stage.
 
Anyone have any ideas how to fix this? Dumbed down advice would be great! 
 
Acer Aspire 4752
Windows 7
Intel Core i3-2350m cpu @ 2.30ghz
 

A:Windows 7 Acer laptop unable to boot, unable to use safemode

It sounds like your HDD is broken.
 
Sorry, it really sounds that way.
 
Ultimate Boot CD has a range of tools that will help you confirm this. (look in the HDD Diagnosis section on the list)
 
Burn the disk and boot it, run the tool you choose...

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

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Hi.

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

Please can someone help?

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

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

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

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

A:Unable to find boot drive insert boot disk

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

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Hello there,

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

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

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

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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

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

I believe you will be able to get round this:

Install XP.

Backup your boot.ini file.

Boot from your Windows 2003 CD and begin an installation.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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Hello,

I own a HP Pavilion Tablet with Vista Business. I haven't noticed it until just recently that the CD-ROM drive disappeared off device manager. In an attempt to remedy the problem (hoping it was a software problem), I do what I usually do: rstrui. When recent restore dates didn't work, I turned the clock back the oldest state I had, which was back in late September. Next thing I knew, it wouldn't boot properly. It would pass the initial stage but would eventually end up on a blank screen. However, the cursor is visible (and movable). I can't progress through this point. BIOs is unreachable and it cannot boot from CD. I am unsure as to how to proceed from here. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
 

A:Unable to Boot; Unable to detect CD

First and foremost, read your manual as to how to do a system recovery. There will be a key or key combo to hit when powering up like F11 or whatever. This starts the system recovery.

Note many of these will overwrite ALL data on the drive. If there is info you need ie work files, data files, etc; I would pull the drive and slave it to a working system. Copy whatever data you need. Reinstall the drive and do the recovery.
 

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The problem about which I'm posting is with a Gateway 820gm XP Media Center 2005 PC. Some background information on the state of this PC before the incident:The system's main hard drive died last week (no mystery, I dropped the friggin' thing), so I recently put in a new HD and reinstalled the operating system. After many hours downloading all of the Windows Service Packs and other updates (the most recent of which was the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack), the PC was finally back up and running, and was doing so quite smoothly.I typically leave my PC on overnight and use an alarm clock program to wake myself up. When I awoke to my cell phone alarm instead, I noticed the usual signs of a power outage. (12:00 blink on microwave, stereo, etc.) Naturally, I switched on my computer. Then...The computer began to boot as normal and prompted me for the boot password, which it took as expected. It then continued to the usual Windows splash screen that precedes the Welcome Screen or the Desktop (depending on user settings). However, after the Windows splash screen, my monitors remained blank. After several minutes and, wondering if this was just a display failure, I began to take actions that would normally result in sound output (activating Windows Media Center, keying Shift 5 times for the StickyKeys beep, etc.) No result. I tested the "sleep" button on my keyboard which also yielded no result. I then did a hard reboot. Once more, I entered the boot pa... Read more

A:Unable to boot/incomplete boot after power outage

Only a question do you run a battery backup or just a power strip? It is possible that you got hit with a mild surge, only a guess!

Phil

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Hey all.
This is probably the biggest problem i've encountered with windows ever and i actually suspect its my hardware but not sure how to prove it and what step to take next if it is.

I have w7 installed on a SSD 64gig (C ) and most of my apps/games etc on a standard 1tb HDD (E )

The problem:
-as of yesterday, on starting the computer, windows 7 fails to boot, it goes to the w7 splash screen for about 15secs and then the monitor flickers off and the system restarts. W7 then gives the option to start normally or in repair mode.
-I've gone through repair mode now and tried both the startup repair (9 times, it finds no specific problem),
-the system restore, which lists 3 possible restore points (each one says success but then the same loop as above occurrs anyway)
-Ive also tried the bootrec commands via the command prompt available in system recovery.
-When i try to boot in with safe mode it goes black with a cursor and stops there
-when i try to boot via the dvd, it loads the windows background and cursor and stops there.
-In safe mode via the dvd it loads black screen and the 'safe mode' text in each corner and white cursor and stops there.

so at the moment i can't actually even do a repair or even clean reinstall via the disc which is pretty disturbing.
I've also tried chckdsk and used chkdsk /fix. this did report problems on the C drive and the /f run did say it corrected things on the ssd but still i am unable to load or boot via safe/system recover or ev... Read more

A:Win7 boot failure, DVD unable to reinstall/boot

Welcome!

All these symptoms point to a hardware issue to me as well. In particular, the part about the monitor flickering off draws my attention, because I wonder if it is a video card problem.

Do you have another graphics card you can use? If you are using a real video card, use the onboard graphics to test with if you have them.

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Hi there!
My samsung laptop is unable to boot and it is showing an error 0xc0000001 ( you will need to use the recovery tools on your installation media). I don't have any recovery tool and I am unable to boot in any mode. I have also tried to install a new OS but no external media is working. Please help me.
 

A:Inaccesible boot device, Unable to boot in any mode.

welcome to the forum

first to unplug usbs, battery and power if plugged in. press the start button and hold for 30 secs. replace power, battery and reboot.
 

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hey guys,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

In my hard-disk i have total 4 partition ©:windows, (D):data, (E):HP Recovery Manager and (F):Windows 7. Therefore Initial Stage where Windows Boot Manager loads i use to get two option whether want to load from windows 7 or Windows vista.

But some few days back my pc were infected with trojon, etc. Then i used HP Recovery Manager to restore my PC to default factory settings. After re-installing Windows Vista from the Recovery manager, I reconize that i am unable to boot to my Windows 7. I think Boot Manager has been disturbed. If i place Windows 7 DVD then windows files load and then hangs for few mins and then message displays that
"Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.
If you continue to receive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer.
Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred."

I dint Attach any removable storage to my pc.

I have tried EasyBCD 2.1, but installation stops in middle and program exits without installing it.

Therefore how to boot from Windows 7 and fix the Boot Manager, where i can load in both the windows version.

So can anyone help with it as soon as possible, bec... Read more

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So I recently got some laptop parts to upgrade my laptop with from my friend who had the same model. Everything was working until I switched the harddrive (Big mistake). I thought since the model of laptops was the same, it could just be swapped in, but I was wrong and now I can't completely bootup my laptop with either drives. (I'm currently trying my fixes on my original drive)

On a restart after it downloaded some drivers, the device scanned the harddrive for consistency which deleted a few things. Since then it is mostly unable to boot (there have been a few times that it booted up but they are few and eventually they shut itself back down) and throws me in a bootloop even after I switched the original harddrive back in. I can boot it up successfully into safemode and use my windows recovery disc to boot up my laptop but neither of those are permanent fixes.

I've tried using the built in startup repair multiple times but it says it is unable to fix the problem. Looking at the logs of the scan, it says the root of the problem is a corrupt system volume disk.

I've also tried using system restore to earlier time but no luck. I've tried last known good configuration but didn't work.

I've tried performing a chkdsk function which was not able to fix the problem.

I've tried using bootrec. one of the functions showed that I had 0 windows installed. looking up and following the /rebuildbcd function from the microsoft site I fixed that problem so that it shows ... Read more

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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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When I start the machine (XP Pro), it wonít boot in any mode. Going via F2 I can get to boot from CD but I donít have an XP recovery CD for the machine as it was an OEM with pre-installed XP (Tried a friendís XP Pro Recovery disc but it just gets me to Unmountable Boot Volume)

Have run Ubuntu (which works) and have recovered my files but would like to recover the XP OS if possible. Is there any way I can use Ubuntu to recover (as the HDD is obviously ok). Sorry havenít got any info re the machine apart from its a Toshiba U400.

Any thoughts would be really appreciated
 

A:Solved: Unable to boot XP - Unmountable Boot Volume

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Dear All,

My computer has been infected with a Boot.TidServ.B virus.

Norton Recovery Tool has detected it, but can't fix it. Is Norton Power Eraser likely to be able to kill this kind of virus? What other options are available? NB the computer can't boot up, including in Safe Mode, so any solution would have to be run from CD/DVD ROM.

I've done a bit of research and come across an application called "TDSSkiller" from Kaspersky - is this likely to work? Note that, again, it would have to be run-able from CDROM.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Boot.TidServ.B virus on computer, unable to boot

dantilley & MarrzlHello and to the BC forums.Please sit tight and be patient.I have requested that an experienced helper who specialises in un-bootable computers respond to your topic.Thank you.

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Hello all,

First-of-all, thank you for reading this thread...any help you can offer is greatly appreciated.

I have a Dell Dimension 8400 (circa 2006?). Not used very often. New 1 TB hdd placed approximately 1 year ago. Since it was still running slow (about 6 months ago) with occasional BSOD, took it in to local "tech guy" who added some RAM, "cleaned things up", and replaced XP Home with XP Pro....

Since then, it has been working OK (minor problems not worth mentioning here)...only used for Quicken, Rhapsody, and very light internet surfing...NO questionable websites...have ZoneAlarm firewall and AVAST antivirus...

PROBLEM showed up last night...BSOD...on rebooting, following message comes up...
The instruction at "0x77c47e9f" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read".

Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on CANCEL to debug the program
Regardless of which option I choose, the computer offers the same message again once or twice. After 8 to 10 minutes, my normal desktop appears. Unfortunately, there is no START or Taskbar. Whether I do anything or not, after 2 to 3 minutes, I get the following message...
System is shutting down...initiated by NT.AUTHORITY\SYSTEM

Windows must now restart because the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service terminated unexpectedly.
ATTEMPTED SOLUTIONS:
I read that I should do the following ....reboot and press F8...I was given alternative reboot options...c... Read more

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Problem
My hard drive will not boot without using a bootable CD to reference the Windows partition.

Symptom
When I power on my computer, the BIOS POST displays, then a black screen with a blinking cursor (_) in the top left appears. Nothing happens after this, no error messages or anything.

Current Workaround
I can place Hiren's BootCD (Hiren's BootCD 15.1 - All in one Bootable CD ? www.hiren.info) into the drive, and allow the computer to boot to this CD. Once it is booted, I can scroll down to the menu option "Boot from Disc 0, Partition 2", and the Windows 7 install on my C:\ drive will boot like it should.

BackgroundThe drive originally shipped with Partition 1 as a 10gb recovery/restore partition, and Partition 2 is where Windows 7 was installed.
At some point, the recovery partition had data on it accidently deleted, rendering it useless.
Ubuntu was installed as dual-boot with Windows 7. This shrunk partition 2 (Windows 7), and added partition 3 (200gb) and partition 4 (50gb) for Ubuntu. It then booted to a GRUB bootloader which had Windows 7 as the last option on the list.
Uninstallation of Ubuntu. I used the methods shown at this link: The Non-Geek?s Guide To Safely Uninstall Ubuntu From A Dual-Booting MachinePartitions 1, 3, and 4 were deleted using EASUS Partition Manager in Windows.
Partition 2 (Windows 7) was moved to the beginning of the hard drive and enlarged to use the entire disc using Disk Management utility.
EasyBCD was started to... Read more

A:MBR/BCD Missing/Invalid Unable to boot without Boot CD

Hi Foxnet.
Welcome to sevenforums
Can you provide us your screenshot of your listed partition on disk management
just like mine
Kevin

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When i boot up my computer it doesnt reach the user login screen before it loads of startup repair. It looks for a fix but it doesnt find one. In the diagnosis the only error it shows is 'Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt'. I have booted kaspersky repair disk and run a full scan which found no viruses or malware etc. From the startup repair window i have tried a system restore which had the same problem when attempting to boot. I can only access the system recovery options screen.

I am running windows 7 32bit, and i dont have a windows 7 disk but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7.

I would be grateful for any help to resolve this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to boot into Windows 7: Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt

but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7
so burn the win7 iso to dvd and see if you can boot to it and run the repair

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Hi,
I had this system which was working for a year, till now i had problem unable to make the monitor working.
It is a similar problem with this thread a year back,

techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-106632-Monitor-Fails-to-Boot.html

Basically, my cpu is able to boot into windows, ( by hearing the sounds and so on ),
however my monitor is in sleep mode.
I cant access anything right from dos since i cant see anything.

I had tried replace VGA cable and monitor, but it didnt work.
below is the spec of my computer.

19" samsung monitor
Winfast PX 7600 GT (used a DVI > VGA convertor )
AMD dual-core 64x2 3800+
ASUS board, forgot wad is the model. ( No integrated graphic port )
2 gig ram

Thanks
Alan
 

A:Unable to boot monitor at boot up

The video card may be bad. Swap it out with another to test
 

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Hi,

About 3 days ago I reinstalled Windows 7 and though I would XP on this same HDD rather than my seperate one the installed Linux Mint. So I installed it in this order - Windows 7, XP and Linux Mint

Rather than using the Linux boot menu because it showed me Windows 7 twice rather than Windows 7 and XP So I used EasyBCD in Windows XP and added XP to find the drive its self and linux as well. Linux and windows 7 I can boot ok but when I choose the option for XP it just goes to a black screen no windows loading screen or anyhing just a black screen.

Does any have ides with this for me?
Thanks.
 

A:Triple boot unable to boot XP

My first view of this is that you failed to check the box in EasyBCD
Run EasyBCD.
NOTE: This is required to repair the Windows 7 boot file and add XP to the Windows Boot Manager list.

9. On the left side of EasyBCD, click on the Add New Entry button. (See screenshot below)A) In the top section under Operating Systems, click on the Windows tab. (See screenshot below)
​B) To the right of Type, select Windows NT/2k/XP/2k3 from the drop down menu. (See screenshot below)
WARNING: Be sure to leave the Automatically detect correct drive box checked.

C) To the right of Name, you can leave the default Microsoft Windows XP as the name to be displayed in the Windows Boot Manager, or you can type whatever name you would like to have instead. (See screenshot below)
​D) Click on the Add Entry button. (See screenshot below)

​10. On the left side of EasyBCD, click on the Bootloader Setup button, select (dot) the Install the Windows Vista/7 bootloader to the MBR option, and click on the Write MBR button. (See screenshot below)
​11. Close EasyBCD.
 

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So I've recently encountered the infinite boot loop on my Acer laptop running Windows 7. The weird thing is that it won't allow me to get into system repair. I've tried it and it's incredibly slow. Only once that the options loaded and when I finally clicked boot repair it just sat there for hours with a progress bar going back and fourth. I've pressed F8 and attempted entering in safe mode, last known successful boot, noting get works. Hoping someone here with a little more knowhow can help.Thank you in advance,RaidEdit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16245 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 6 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1863 GB (1827 GB Free); E: 287 GB (258 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z97MX-Gaming 5
Antivirus: None

So for the first time in 15 years I have come across a problem I cannot resolve even after doing extensive research online. My pc was working fine when a couple days ago it started a boot loop and wouldn't boot the windows 7 os. I connected a hard drive from my laptop which was installed with the same os (E: in the details above), however none of my other hard drives will boot. When I boot from laptop hard drive I can see all other connected hard drives, can format, re-partition and reinstall windows to them, however if I disconnect it, once again I cannot get the windows os to boot. I have checked that the partition is active, boot sequence in BIOS, switched from legacy to uefi and back in BIOS, done bootrec repairs, switched power cables and SATA cables, all with no result.
If anyone has anything else I can try I would be most grateful.
 

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So I've recently encountered the infinite boot loop on my Acer laptop running Windows 7. The weird thing is that it won't allow me to get into system repair. I've tried it and it's incredibly slow. Only once that the options loaded and when I finally clicked boot repair it just sat there for hours with a progress bar going back and fourth. I've pressed F8 and attempted entering in safe mode, last known successful boot, noting get works. Hoping someone here with a little more knowhow can help.
Thank you in advance,
Raid

A:Unable to boot.

I moved your other topic on this issue here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/630118/unable-to-boot/That is the more appropriate forum.

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I just installed new bios chip v1805. I don't the bios chek sum error. Both os's do not load due the file ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corrupted. I'm unable to find a way to copy the file in the cab dir. I cann't get to a dos promt.I'm using a Asus A8N SLI deluxe mobo, 2 gig ram, amd fx57, and dual boot with XP pro 32bit and XP X64. I have my Xp X64 install cd. It will not install due to I get file \AMD\ntkrnlp.exe could not be loaded. The error code is 4.The installation stops.
Thanks for your help Randy
 

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Recently I installed Prince of Persia game in my laptop. It prompted me to restart for completing the installation. I restarted it and an error message in blue screen popped on the screen saying that Your PC/Device needs to be repaired "OS couldn't be loaded because the digital signature of a file can't be verified". Error Code is "0xc0000428" and the file is C\windows\system32\drivers\sfsync02.sys. Unfortunately I don't have a recovery disk or USB with me to repair my laptop. What should I do.? Please assist me regarding this issue. 

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Hi, I'd like to ask you for your help. This morning I turned my PC on and immediately after that there was a crazy fan loud noise, nothing on the screen at all, all mobo lights were on and there was one beep, bit louder and longer (about 1 sec long) than the usual POST beep. And of course it didnt boot.

I need the computer for work real bad so I cant afford to leave it somewhere for a week for repairs.

I didnt see or smell anything burned.

The configuration is:
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3 (rev.1.0)
Intel Core i5-750 BOX
Kingston HyperX XMP Genesis 4GB (kit 2x 2GB) 1600MHz
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB DDR5 21162-00-50R
Enermax PRO82+ II 525W Bronze
Intel X25-M (34nm) 80GB
Seagate Barracuda LP 3.5" 1.5TB ST31500541AS
OS: W7 Home 64bit

After googling up the problem and reading several similar threads (interestingly though all of them had no beep so I dont know how much relevant they were to my problem) I tried:
- reseting mobo battery
- vacuing the dust in fans
- reseating videocard
- booting up with just one of the two RAMs (both of them of course)

None of that helped.

What I do for about two years and might be relevant to this problem because I don't think it's standard on desktop PCs is that I don't turn the PC off, just hibernate it.

What would you guys please suggest?

Sorry for missing aposthropes etc., im posting from a tablet.

Update: If I leave the PC turned on long enough, the lights will turn off, but the PC still wont boot or show anything... Read more

A:Unable to boot, please help

The first thing to check is your PSU. Do you have another one to test with?
 

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After uninstalling some programs with the remove programs option I restarted my computer. The BIOS loads normally, but when the OS loads I'm thrown a bunch of special characters like squares and triangles. The windows logo is seen, but when switching to where my user log on would normally be the OS acts like it is going to load but then just flashes every 5 seconds or so like it's trying to restart its self.
 
At least point I assume one of my system files for the OS is corrupted and I need to remove and reinstall the OS. I'm fine with this as there wasn't really anything important that I can't get back on my computer. However, I cannot get the OS removed or loaded from the OS Disk I have from the manufacturer.
 
Is there something that I am missing to remove and reinstall the OS? Any help would be appreciated.

A:Unable to boot OS!!

 Make and model?  Windows version?  Can you boot to Safe Mode?  Do you have your user guide?  Do you need to save any data?  My dog broke my crystal ball.  

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I recently had some issues and I reinstalled xp professional. I started the upgrade installation and I turned off the machine. I should have just let it continue with the installation, but I was concerned it would overwrite data.

After some research, I learnt that the "upgrade" installation doesn't overwrite data. It's similar to a repair installation. I have restarted and completed the installation. I sat here and watched it copy all the files to the drive.

When I boot into windows, it takes me to a black screen with my mouse curser right in the middle. Nothing else... Did it get confused or something? What is causing it to not take me to the desktop?

How can I fix this?

Thanks,

A:unable to boot into XP

Hi, scking!

"When I boot into windows, it takes me to a black screen with my mouse curser right in the middle. Nothing else..."

Please, answer the following questions:
* When you first turn on your PC, do you see your HDD light flickering/turning on/being on?

* Can you boot into safe mode?

* Can you get into your BIOS at all?

Your HDD could be dead, which is a very bad thing, meaning you'll have to replace it - but lets not jump to conclusions yet.

How to create a Windows XP boot floppy disk

Is it possible to use another installation CD or perhaps, try installing again? You could always boot into Safe Mode with CMD and type "FORMAT C:" to erase all your data and your OS (I think it gets rid of your OS), so you could get a fresh start.

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hi friends

I am using Dell dimension 5150,in that i have removed
dell hard disk,and i am connecting new samung hard disk (power cable & ribbon cable)
(and i have removed master pin also from hard disk).since CD-rom is acting as master.
And in boot sequence i have changed the order
1. Onboard Or USB CD-ROM drive
2.Onboard IDE hard drive.
3. Onboard or USB Floppy drive.
4. Onboard SATA drive.


now i will place the cd(2000 server) in CD-rom and restart
but i am unable to get ...boot from CD why?
where is the mistake...


It says that

Drive 0 not found : serial ATA, SATA-0.
Drive 2 not found : parallel ATA, PATA-0 (Pri-IDE Master).
strike F1 to continue, F2 go to setup utility.
 

A:Unable to boot from CD

your not entirely clear, are you saying that your CD rom and hard drive are on the same IDE ribbon? if so then it needs to be jumpered. also, Dell typically does not use master\slave but uses Cable select ( calbe select the device on the end of the ribbon is master). you need the cd rom and the hard drive to either both be jumpered to cable select or both set to master\slave, whichever you prefer.
 

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I am new at this, I have a dell with xp, very slow dialup conn. I tried to download microsoft sp2 and it said it would take about 10 hrs, so I did this at night and when I got up my comp was shutdown,I tried to reboot and all I get is a mssg. that says error loading operating system, and will not go anywhere else. Does anyone know what I can do for this? I am unable to find my xp disc, please help:

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Hello:

Initially I had Windows 7 Ultimate (retail version) installed on my desktop. When I tried to install Ubuntu, I found that the hard-disk partitioning scheme was GPT. So I made a back-up of my drive's contents, re-partitioned the disk as MBR, re-installed Windows 7, and overwrote the disk contents with my backed up files.

This worked splendidly (i.e., I have all my installed applications, etc. intact) EXCEPT for one nagging issue: When I boot, if I let it boot directly into the hard disk, it does not work. I have to select F10 (BIOS boot options menu), and from there select the hard-disk, and only then Windows 7 boots properly.

I tried bcdedit, bootrec, etc. No use. Any recommendations, please?

Thanks!

A:Please help: Unable to boot normally

This will work for 7, also. First make a system image and put on a separate hard drive, just in case. Fixmbr can cause problems and you should have a back up


http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

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Eee PC 1025c
Windows 7 starter + Ubuntu 10.04

Yesterday the notebook was working properly. I turned it off the way it's written in the books and everything seemed OK. But this morning when I tried to power it up, the Asus logo appeared, then Atheros boot agent, Asus logo again, and finally black screen with a horizontal blinking white cursor. It keeps blinking for about a minute, then reboots. I tried booting a Ubuntu live USB that I know works and has never given me errors, but now I got "aufs mount failed no space left on /root". I am starting to think it's either the HDD or the motherboard failing. Any ideas? What soul happen overnight when the notebook wasn't even being used?
 

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Hi,

I have a problem booting my pc.
It has been workign fine an I turned it off one night and now it won't boot, it won't even get power.

I have a Jetway V2DP motherboard with an AMD Athlon XP 2.0ghz cpu.
my RAM is 1GB (2x512MB) PC2100 266MHZ DDR CL2.5v ECC alongside a GForce FX 5500 graphics card.
sound card is onborad and mouse is USB. Keyboard is still PS2, and internet is connected through a home networking LAN which is connected via a BT Voyager 205 ADSL router.

I don't know what version of BIOS it is runnning and now have no way of finding out as the system won't even start.
I have a 400w ATX Mercury power supply with a "power" switch on the back.
When i turn the PC off, I always switch this off as it sounds like a TV onstandby otherwise.

When I came to turn this on again, I heard a 2 tone siren (like a police siren).
The PC does nothng else, just plays this siren.
When I turn the ATX "power" switch off, it stops (I'm assuming that it cuts the power.)

In summary, it seems to me that if there is power, then the siren sounds, and I can only stop it by turning the power off!
It won't even let me turn the PC on to try and boot.

Please help as it was working fine beforehand and I'm banging my head harder each day.

thanks in advance,

Af
 

A:Unable to boot - Please help!

try another power supply, it sounds like the one you have is bad. PSU's should not be making noises when the computer is off.
 

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My computer recently crashed and upon reboot it kept getting stuck at one of the startup screens. When i try to boot in safe mode it just hangs on loading the driver files, and now im having problems trying to boot from my windows cd. I set up in my bios to boot from cd first but it skips that process and still tries to boot from the hd. when i disable booting from hd as an option it keeps stating to restart the computer and boot from a proper source. Ive ran out of ideas here...any suggestions guys?

A:unable to boot from cd

Hello Default08

It should boot from the CD if you set the order properly in the BIOS.
Try the CD in another machine to test if it is faulty.

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I have been unable to get the Windows OS to boot on this system after several months successfully running it on this platform.  After an interrupted reset, the recovery partitions are empty and using the F11 recovery routine returns errors and does not work.  I believe I need to reimage the whole diskback to factory  at this point.  Is there a simple way to do this?  My other option is to go to DOS (which still comes up) and use DISKPART to wipe the disks and reload the OS from a USB (which does not work right now - the USB is not recognized as the system walks down through the boot options - I have even raised the USB to priority one in the boot list).  Any advice would be very helpful. W2

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Recently got new motherboard of Gigabyte 8I845GVMRZ from LG in replace of intel 845GVSR in my old pc.( within warranty)
But problem is I am unable to format pc becoz after restart( kept bootable cd in cdrom) i am getting........

BOOT FROM CD _
PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD _ ,even after hitting any key its directing to old setup.

some setting in BIOS are as follows...

Advanced BIOS settings...

first boot device... ....cdrom
second boot device....HDD-0
third boot device.......floppy

Advanced CMOS settings...

IDE primary master ........HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA
IDE primary slave....... ...nothing
IDE secondary master ....ST340014A
IDE secondary slave ......none

XP cd is bootable which i m using since 1 yr so no problem regarding that .
dvd rom i have installed 6 months ago and working nicely.
Facing problem since installed new Gigabyte 8I845GVMRZ motherboard.

pls suggest me further steps to solve this problem...
should i make any changes in advance CMOS settings ?

Thanks
 

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someone shd pls help me out: my laptop is not booting up and is not even responding to any Function keys.No means to enter safe mode and not even asking to press any key to boot from cd after inserted. It only show blinking dash after reading d post for like 5sec. It LG R400 laptop vista home basic SP2. Any help pls

A:Unable to boot LG

Hello I will find someone for you that can probably help hold on a little longer.

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Recently due to a power failure (I think), whenever I turn on my pc, it doesn't boot up. No display, nothing. I opened my cpu....and saw this green bulb turning on and off continuously. Why is this happening?
 

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My (12-year-old) son's computer won't boot. It's a Dell Inspiron 17" running Windows 8, bought from Costco in July 2013. When I turn it on, Dell logo comes on and then in upper left it says "Checking Media [fail]", then "checking media" again, then "No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine". I insert a USB recovery drive (it was made for my Toshiba that runs Windows 8.1, but it should work anyway, right?). I choose US keyboard layout and it then opens into Recovery Environment. I choose Troubleshoot → Refresh Your PC. Message appears "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again." I go to Troubleshoot → Startup Repair, which runs and then says "Startup Repair couldn't repair your PC." I then go back to Troubleshoot → Command Prompt and run chkdsk on Windows drive (c). It says "Windows has checked the file system and found no problems." Dell would probably tell me it's a hard drive failure and tell me to buy another one. But my son has a lot of things on this computer he'd like to keep, and I have a funny feeling that all his stuff is still there if I can only figure out how to fix this boot issue.
All help will be greatly appreciated!!
 

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Dell Inspiron desktop w/ Pentium 1, several years old.Turned on in morning, computer starts POST but fails to complete, screen turn black, power still on, I can hear the HDD tapping away. Unplugged, powered back on pressed F8, F11, F2, or F12 to boot in safe mode or to do anything else but those screens come up on the monitor but go black after maybe one half second. If I'm lucky I can maneuver the cursor to Safe Mode then Enter before the screen goes blank again. But as its loading the Windows files (usually pages) the screen goes black again without completing the task. All the other screens do the same thing. Also I've held in the power button until it turned itself off and repowered again and the the screen showed the Launch Recovery option as expected but the screen goes black even if i'm fast enough to select it.I had a System Recovery CD that I had made a long while back that I assumed was functional but the computer wouldn't boot up with it in the dvd drive. All I got was cursor on a black screen OR nothing at all.Finally I was able to get into Safe Mode, not by doing anything different but just by repetively trying to reboot, finally it said Launch Recovery which worked. I did a ESET NOD 32 virus scan that showed a couple of threats that were deleted. I made a System repair disk, I went back to a previous restore point a couple weeks back when everything worked well. The computer seemed to work normally so I did a normal shut down and went to bed.... Read more

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Hi all,

i'm not sure if this is the right place to be posting, mostly because i dont know what the problem is exactly.

My computer is an Alienware Aurora running Windows 7 home premium. Was on the internet the other day when the computer just shutdown and when i attempted to restart it would only get so far before i was left hanging on a blank screen with the cursor flashing in the top left.

Normally when starting up the computer the first screen reached is the Alienware loading screen which shows the logo and options for;
-F2: Setup. -which takes you to the CMOS Setup Utility.
-F12: Boot Options. -which gives options for hard drive/cdrom/PSA/utility partition/system setup menu.
Everything is fine up until this point, these options seems to be working.

After this is normally followed by the windows login screen. However, am no longer able to reach this stage. Nor am i able to enter safe mode before i get this far and unable to doing anything but power down after.

Ran the PSA tests which found no problems, so tried switching out the harddrives to one from my old computer which was completely blank apart from having windows 7 on it. The computer started up like normal with no hint of problems. Which leads me to believe it is some sort of virus or malware problem. After putting back the non-working hd i tried running the windows7 disk that got with the computer in the hope there was some sort of repair feature but i was not presented with such an option, only to insta... Read more

A:Unable to boot up

Try booting with your 7 disk by pressing F12 and selecting CDROM, then run a Startup Repair as shown here :- http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-easily-repair-windows-7-boot-problems-using-startup-repair/
 

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Suddenly I can't boot up windows XP-when I turn on power I get "disk error" press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to Restart. When I do that the message just repeats itself. I did wipe the hard drive clean 3 days ago-and reinstalled XP and it was fine-then yesterday I began receiving the "disk error" message. Any ideas about this problem?

MalcolmL

A:Unable to boot

Does the hard drive(s) show in the BIOS?

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