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V3-772 Windows 10 upgrade fail - wont boot just ha...

Q: V3-772 Windows 10 upgrade fail - wont boot just ha...

Hi guys I have just had my computer in for repairs and the ssd disk was changed. I was running windows 10 before and everything was perfect until an update ruined it all. Long story wont go into that Anyway so i unstall all my software and do an update to windows 10. All the preps and so seems to go fine. Then it reboots and is stuck. Never moves. I see faint HDD activity but i let it run for 8 hours and still nothing, still gangs in the acer boot window. It is after the bios load, because i can access that if i am fast and press f2. After a while i gave up and thought perhaps it was just a fluke so i used my recovery dvd's and reinstalled my system and office and outlook and .... After about 5 hours installation my system was ready to go. So i decided lets try again. And yet again same failure. Simply hangs with the Acer Logo. I called Microsoft and the told me to do a startup repair. However that is not possible, i can get it into the repair mode but none of the functions work. So they said it was a hardware thing but everywhere i look it states the v3-772 should have no problem with the windows 10. I am normally quite good at fixing my own problems but in order to fix a problem i need an error or errorcode or something to go from. Does anyone have any idea what to do?

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Wins 7 machine that updated and failed to boot afterwards

Seems to be 3 Windows.old directories

I have a wins 10 recovery disk and tried to go back to previous version - but fails

Booting just stops after BIOS - no windows logo

No bad sectors on the drive

Done chkdsk /r


A:Windows 10 Upgrade fail - no boot

I am confused about your posting. You say you upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10. And then it doesn't boot. How then did you find out there are 3 Windows.old folders if you can't boot the machine to look inside the drive?

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Hello everyone

A couple days ago windows forced my computer to update the update didn't install correctly
Or is broken
When i start my computer i get a black screen with cursor
I know it is not a virus or a piece of malware or anything hardware related

Nothing works but i can access the repair thing
System repair dont work because of errors (ask and i will post them) (install disk cant repair either)
I dont want to lose my microsoft office 2010 for i dont have anymoney to buy a new copy
And its also been discontinued

Anyone know how to fix or replace the install only. so no programs or documents films or games are lost?

A:Windows 7 Wont boot and repair cant complete (Update fail)

Can you boot to Safe Mode?
What errors do you get from System Restore?
Have you tried Startup Repair? - what error messages did you get?

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Had Windows 8.1, attempted upgrade to Windows 10, upgrade failed.  Laptop won't boot.  Getting error that Interwebs indicates is an AVG anti-virus issue with W10 upgrade.  AVG recommendation is to rename avg system files and try boot again.  I can't access the file system of the hard drive to make the changes to the files.  Also, I would like to access the file system to backup the existing data files.
Long story below....
Lenovo G580 laptop.
Was running Windows 8.1.
Upgrade to Windows 10 attempted.  I wasn't there for this part but I was told the laptop took a long time and rebooted a few times but then eventually it comes up to this error:
Your PC needs to be repaired
A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed.
Error code: 0xc0000225
You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media.  If you don't ahve any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administration or PC manufacturer.
Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for Startup Settings
Press Esc for UEFI Firmware Settings"
If I press Enter, I the computer reboots and within a few seconds comes back to this:
The operating system couldn't be loaded because a critical system driver is missing or contains errors.
File: \WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\avgidsha.sys
Error code: 0xc0000359
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A:Windows 8.1 to 10 upgrade fail; No boot; avgidsha.sys

Hey...  I was able to access the drive when connected via the USB hard drive cradle on the latest version of Ubuntu.  The older version of Ubuntu only showed the drive but gave me no options to access it.
It appears that the drive might be failing.  I was able to copy the data I wanted.  I was also able to modify the avg system files as directed in the AVG support link provided in my previous post.  However, the system will still not boot.  Now it gets me back to essentially the same place as before but now it balks at file avgboot.sys or something like that.  However, this file was renamed in the earlier step, so I'm not sure what is going on there.
Anyway, I got my data and suspect the drive is failing, so I'm just going to replace the drive and install Windows 10 fresh.

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recently bought a tablet and installed the software.. after realising it is only for windows OS 95/98..ater restarting the comp like it asked me to; an error message comes up and gives me 5 or so options like.... restore windows to last good config point... start windows normally (i have to choose this as the keyboard does not work) or safe mode etc..

the usb keyboard which fails does allow me to get into BIOS though, after the first load screen the usb keyboard fails.. leaving me with no choice but to 'start windows normally' which then it freezes on the xp logo loading screen! so i have to problems....

1. how do i get my usb keyboard to work- do i need to buy an old keyboard(would that work ?)

2. what option do i select if i can when getting on the error message screen?

3. any other advice i need?

thanks for your help!

dont forget my usb keyboard fails after 1st load up screen

A:windows xp wont boot after installing software meant for 95/98 OS only- keyboard fail

Boot into Safe Mode. You may have to wait a few minutes until the USB gets recognized. If that doesn't work, try a PS2 keyboard (or USB to PS2 Adapter) Go into the Add Remove programs and Uninstall the software that you installed.

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After closing the lid on my studio 1535 (WINDOWS VISTA), I tried to restart it, but to no avail. I get this message after trying to boot windows:

Stop:c000021a (fatal system error)The session manager failed to create prefixes system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000003a (0x00000000) (0x00000000), The system has been shut down.

After researching a bit, I realized what may have happened. I remember awhile before it stopped working the "update windows" window on my lower right that said it would restart in a couple mins. Then I clicked postpone 4hrs, and that 4 hrs may have occured during the duration i closed the lid. I read from another forum that when you interrupt windows while updating (hibernation, sleep, close the lid), you'll receive this error ( at least someone else on here experienced this problem AND havent yet been resolved.)

I tried system restore(couldnt get to the page with the image restore, etc because it goes to a blank screen), last known good settings, safe mode, diagnostic, AND I EVEN TRIED TO FORMAT IT WITH THE OPERATING SYSTEM REINSTALLATION DVD (using run dvd on f12), but all that happened was that it took me back to dell booting screen where after waiting awhile goes into a blank screen with a cursor. (OR IS THIS NOT THE CORRECT WAY TO FORMAT?) THIS IS THE SAME PROBLEM http://en.community.dell.com/forums/......cs=19&s=dhs is experiencing, and I dont believe his harddrive is broken.

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A:My Comp wont boot Windows Vista. Stop: c000021a, Update fail

Please see this MS KB --> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/156669

Regards. . .



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Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)After updating to Windows 10 my pc (model f23-6010ea) won't boot. It doesn't even seem to start the POST. Screen blank, keyboard and mouse totally unresponsive. There is power. The fan is on and disk light comes on for a few seconds. The disk doesn't seem to be spinning up though. I disconnected the drive and also disconnected the CMOS battery for a while. this had no effect. The graphics card is built in so I couldn't test this. There are no beep codes. Nothing.But the pc is clearly powered up There is only one exteral button on the pc which is the on off switch. Is there any way to reset the pc to factory settings and/or reflash the bios without keyboard mouse and screen access? Apologies. I originally posted this in the Misc forum but I then though that this is the more correct one and switched. Thanks johhny

A:Pavilion 23 All in one wont Boot after Windows 10 Upgrade

Greetings, Download (on another PC) the Win 10 .ISO here and follow instructions to create either USB or DVD install media. Boot to media on your PC and try repair options. If this fails you will have to reinstall factory operating system. You are one of the unfortunate individuals having a failed Win 10 install and no automatic rollback to the previous operating system. Also see this article by Ed Bott. TomP

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 After I upgraded the ram memory of my HP DV6 from 4Gb to 8Gb (2 x 4Gb Kingston KTA-MB1333/4G), Windows wont boot anymore. I get blue screens and it keeps rebooting. I believe the specs of the memory are similar to the original Samsung M471B5673EH1-CH9 memory: 1333Ghz, non-ecc, 1.5Volt, Cas latency 9 etc.etc. It's a HP DV6-2140ED laptop with an Intel i5-430m processor and Intel mobile HM55 chipset. The bios detects 8Gb and it also passes the memory check/test. As far as I know I also installed the latest bios firmware: F.1D. Reinstalling my Windows 10 64-bit doesnt work either: with 8Gb I also get blue screens after I try to boot from my Windows 10 bootable usb flash drive. I read of other people having the same problem, but I havent read of a solution yet. What can be done about this? 

A:Pavilion DV6: Windows 10 wont boot after memory upgrade (4Gb...

What happens if you remove the upgrade memory and reinstall the original module?

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So, I gathered some money to upgrade my computer. My old rig specs were:
GFX: Radeon HD 6770
Case: Raidmax Sagitta
PSU: Raidmax 550W PSU that came with the case
Motherboard: h61m-s2pv
CPU: Intel Core i7 2700k
RAM: 8gb
Hard Drive: 500GB WD Blue

I bought this PC from a local store already built so I know the parts don't suit each other well.
I recently bought a Gigabyte Radeon r9 280x, Arctic Freezer 13, Evga G2 750W Gold certified, WD Blue 1TB.
I installed everything correctly (plugged everything from PSU in where it's supposed to go, DVI cable in GFX). When I tried booting my system I got no monitor response whatsoever, no sound, no display, no nothing. I contacted a friend who is good at tech and he told me to uninstall GFX drivers from my 6770, which I did using my Onboard graphics and also all AMD software. I even went into the BIOS menu and made sure my card was using the PCI slot by changing the option from "auto". I disabled integrated graphics and still no monitor response after boot. I tried using my old 6770 and that booted fine, so I didn't break anything while upgrading. I know my motherboard is not great, but I currently do not have the money to upgrade both a CPU and board. However, this card should be compatible with this old motherboard.

Does anyone have any other ideas as to how I could possibly get my card working, I would greatly appreciate it. Otherwise, I might just be unlucky and stuck with a faulty card.....

A:Solved: PC Upgrade Boot Fail.

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I want to upgrade my CPU to X5680 (6 core). I bought a new MB from eBay to support this CPU. AS#460383-003", the board will support both the Nehalem and also the "Westmere" 56xx Xeons.  I also have the proper heat sinks (via liquid cooling) I was initlaily trying to boot the new MB with 2 CPU's but then I decided to try with CPU0 only since 2 CPU's did not work. When I powered up with both 1 and 2 CPU's all the fans started, EXCEPT the 2 memory fans. The memory fans got the jolt of power, spun for 1 revelotion and then stopped. The other fans are flying along fine. The machine recieves the power; fans, CD drawer can open, but the bios does not start. So after some research on this site I learned that the MB bios may not support the CPU's I have tried. I tried the following CPU's (1 at a time) on this 003 board: Xeon W5580, X5560, and X5680. I have the most recent MB but the bios on it maybe old and does not support the 3 CPU's I have tried (just guessing now). I do find that hard to beleive since I have the latest version of the z800 MB. The eBay seller said the board was tested when they put up the ad. I have just sent an email to him/her asking what CPU they "tested" the MB with. If the CPU they used was much older than the 3 I have specified then I can just buy that one from eBay. I should be able to boot into the OS and then upgrade the bios to v3.60 Rev A April 14, 2016. Then switch to the 2 Xeon X5680 CPU's I want t... Read more

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Hello. I'm having a substandard issue with my Lenovo Yoga Laptop that I will try to explain in complete detail. First I'll summarize what's going on, then I'll list all  the details that could be related to this problem, no matter how small, in order of most likely related to least likely related. I'm an IT technician so I have some grasp of computer troubleshooting, just keep in mind. Alright, so the issue is that my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga (can't find exact model, label only days Yoga and its dated in 2013) will not boot into Windows 10 after I have done an upgrade from Windows 8.1 using Microsoft's media creation tool. More specifically, I was able to do the firat time setup and boot on once but after searching for Windows updates and restarting, the computer will not boot on. The most likely reason for this I believe is that the laptop doesn't recognize the SSD with Windows 10 on it. It can detect it in some ways but not others. In Lenovo diagnostics I'm not able to run a storage test, which is an option I know is usually there because I've troubleshooted these before, which leads me to believe it doesn't recognize it. However, boot menu and BIOS recognize the drive. Attempting to boot to it from boot menu gives a long black screen and then it takes me back to boot menu. Letting my computer boot up normally also gives a long black screen after the ThinkPad logo and the automatically goes to boot menu. The other diagnostics for Lenovo hardware all pass. So some... Read more

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Hello. I'm having a substandard issue with my Lenovo Yoga Laptop that I will try to explain in complete detail. First I'll summarize what's going on, then I'll list all  the details that could be related to this problem, no matter how small, in order of most likely related to least likely related. I'm an IT technician so I have some grasp of computer troubleshooting, just keep in mind. Alright, so the issue is that my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga (can't find exact model, label only days Yoga and its dated in 2013) will not boot into Windows 10 after I have done an upgrade from Windows 8.1 using Microsoft's media creation tool. More specifically, I was able to do the firat time setup and boot on once but after searching for Windows updates and restarting, the computer will not boot on. The most likely reason for this I believe is that the laptop doesn't recognize the SSD with Windows 10 on it. It can detect it in some ways but not others. In Lenovo diagnostics I'm not able to run a storage test, which is an option I know is usually there because I've troubleshooted these before, which leads me to believe it doesn't recognize it. However, boot menu and BIOS recognize the drive. Attempting to boot to it from boot menu gives a long black screen and then it takes me back to boot menu. Letting my computer boot up normally also gives a long black screen after the ThinkPad logo and the automatically goes to boot menu. The other diagnostics for Lenovo hardware all pass. So some... Read more

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Hello. My aspire 4752g wont boot after the bios update was interrupted. I just finished formatting my laptop and decided to reinstall the drivers but ended up i flashed the bios instead. As i was updating the bios, it stays in "blank screen" for quite a long time and i was so worried that i decided to force shutdown the laptop. When i try to boot it again, it stays in 'blank screen' with power indicator on and fan running. Are there any solution for my problem? Pls help me. Im using windows 7 home premium with 4GB x 2 sticks of RAM installed. Thank you in advance.

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I'm posting this to anyone that's having issues with the Win10 Warm Boot functionality. I recently did an in-place upgrade of WIN7 Pro to WIN10.

After getting everything setup I noticed that Warm Boots would hang - for me this means selecting Windows key|Power|Restart. My hang condition was the computer began power down operations - cut display driver (so screen went blank) but the system would never actually reset (you couldn't hear any fan changes or normal sounds of shutdown going on. Only option was press Reset button or hold Power Button till shutdown occurred. I pulled my hair out and Google'd the world on all kinds of BIOS issues, Advanced Power Management and driver updates. NOTHING FIXES THE PROBLEM.

I stumbled across the Shift+Restart option for getting into WIN10's new Safe Mode + Other Diagnostic restart options. So I tried a "Warm Reboot" using Shift+Restart (This means Windows key|Power|Restart with the Shift key held down).

Once in the "Safe Mode" selection window - I did nothing else but select Exit to Windows 10 (which restarts the computer). Guess What - It resarted "normally" just like it used to with WIN7.

For some people there's something going on between the WIN10 code base, UEFI BIOS or selected options for Power Management that hangs the system on Warm Boot - not sure what it is.

But this method gives me the ability to now Restart my machine consistently - which is important for me when I remote logging in and need t... Read more

A:Win10 Upgrade from Win7 caused Warm Boot to Fail - ANOTHER OPTION

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Interesting most issues are from windows 10's fast start features which is the first thing I would disable in 10 and in the machines bios for good measure
I've never heard of warm boot :/

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Hi I have a gateway MT6452 laptop with vista home premium I have it up to date to SP2 and all drivers up to date, when I try to upgrade to windows 7 home premium sp1 it fails at 72% When
I try to upgrade my Windows Vista to Windows 7, the upgrade stops responding (hangs) at 72% (at the "Transferring files, settings, and programs (194633 files of 196820 files transferred)") and the screen changes to light blue vertical bars. 
I wait until 2 hours but it still stuck. I turn off the laptop (press & hold the power button until it turn off) then turn it on again and the installation says it can not finish upgrade to press ok button for it to restart and finish but it just keeps
looping at this point. I try to choose rollback but that doesn't work either. I end up having to reinstall from backkup , at my wits end , can anyone help? Thank you

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So my co worker asked me to look at her laptop its a toshiba tecra m2. The boot keeps hanging up on the system32 file agp440.sys . I went on the internet and found a windows xp pro disk to try and replace the system32 file using recovery. After a learning how to add SATA drivers to the windows xp boot I was able to detect the hard drive and just before windows setup screen comes up the computer blue screens with a 0x0000007B stop error... I read that the battery could cause this so i carefully took apart the computer and replaced it with no change. I put a windows 7 disk in to see if i could use the recovery console in it and suprisingly it booted no problem, i was able to use command prompt but with no idea what the problem is i have no idea what to do with it. If anyone has any ideas it would be appreciated. Thanks for reading the problem hope someone has an idea. any more info needed just ask


A:Windows wont boot hangs up on agp440.sys and wont complete boot off the disk :/

Info on 7B STOP errors...http://www.aumha.org/a/stop.htm, scroll down to 7B in left column.

IMO, you have compounded the situation by using a "downloaded" version of Windows, since I suspect that such may contain embedded malware as part of the package.

Any number of things may have caused the initial hang, as you can see by reading the data at the Aumha website.


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I am trying to upgrade Windows XP sp3 but it capt on asking me about the 'status.msi.' to install, is there anyway you can help with this problem??

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My computer tried to upgrade to Windows 10 but I turned it off as I do not want to upgrade to Windows 10 but now it is not working.

When I turned it on again it shows the log in screen but once I have logged on the screen goes black.

I can still go into the task manager but the screen is black almost like there is no windows or anything.

Please help me this is my work laptop.

Thank you

A:Windows 10 upgrade fail

please do not duplicate posts
we are already helping here

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The Windows 7 upgrade media requires a previous version of windows to be present on the hard drive, and activated in order for the installation to proceed. Meaning if you need to reinstall win7, you would first have to reinstall and activate your old os.

Slightly different topic (but totally related), If you installed the Vista Upgrade the way Microsoft intended, without using the "special workaround", the license key for your previous os would become invalid to prevent you from running more than one copy of windows with an upgrade license.

The Windows 7 Upgrade requires an activated os to be present on the hard drive, so Vista's workaround can't be used with win7. Assuming the win7 upgrade also invalidates your previous license, wouldn't that mean it's impossible to reinstall win7 because you can't activate your old os?

I've been wanting to ask about this for a long time but I kept putting it off, so sorry if this has been answered before.

A:Windows 7 Upgrade = Fail?

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I'm an intermediate computer user and I just upgraded to windows 7 from windows vista (64).

During the installation of Windows 7 it didn't work the first time and said it restored my old OS.

I tried again and it actually finished installing. But except now my computer only works in safe mode. If I try to start windows normally I get an unexpected reboot that brings me to a screen to choose how to start windows. Sometimes my desktop will load up, but then within minutes it will reboot again out of nowhere.

Can someone help me?

Also... When i first started the installation of Windows 7, there is a first CD used to update system BIOS and firmware. I walked away for a minute and came back to a screen that said my laptop was put into hibernation to protect it from over heating. I'm not sure if that part was done yet, but it definitely said not to turn off my computer while it was installing that part.

Does that have something to do with my problem now?

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Anyone point me in the right direction. I think I have the windows media package. Any tips would help, as there are some apps on the windows store I would like to download and I can't =(

A:Windows 8.1 upgrade fail

Why can't you download, are you signed in with a Microsoft Account, are you getting any error messages?

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Hi there,

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

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

Status: 0xc000000e

Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible


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

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

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

Any help greatly appreciated.

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


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

( Make sure all disks are plugged ).

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Power failed at 52% file completion and 15% install. This was done in a wifi residence... no network cable. Is there an accepted path to power on and continue? This is an Asus Windows 7 home premium x64 machine. Can one proceed by downloading install files to a USB? Hoping for an informed reply to continue with the install

A:Power fail during Windows 10 upgrade

If you upgraded to Windows 10 less then a month ago and still have the Windows.old folder you can downgrade back to your older OS by going to Start > Settings > Update & Recovery > Recovery > Go back to Windows 7/8 depending what you upgraded from

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Okay so I am a college student. I bought a windows anytime upgrade key for Home Premium to Professional. I need it for the classes I am taking. Only when I enter the product key it validates then I press upgrade and a few seconds later it says it was unsuccessful. Following that it says that my key doesn't work for windows anytime upgrade and to enter a different code. The key is specifically for upgrading through windows anytime upgrade from Home Premium to Professional. I am quite frustrated

A:Windows Anytime Upgrade to Pro Fail

Nevermind. I went to restart my computer to try again, and it started upgrading. After I ran dxdiag to make sure it is now Windows Professional...

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I tried upgrading my lenovo laptop yesterday from Windows 7 to 10 it failed twice with a pop up saying "Drive where windows installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again." Can someone point me in the right direction where to do so?

A:Windows 10 upgrade fail on Y570

I have same problem with my lenovo y570 when I try to upgrade it to windows 10

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Hey all.... Hope you're enjoying your Memorial Day weekend. I was, until I decided to do an upgrade to Windows 8.1 (from Windows 8). It seems to be functioning 'normally'. The only problem I'm having is with my display settings. I'm using a Vizio 24" tv as my monitor, connected via an HDMI cable. Everything was working perfectly before the upgrade but now I can't get a window to open up to the full size of my screen. I've gone through the process of attempting to update my graphics drivers but get the message that the best drivers are already installed. I've got my display settings as high as they'll go - 1920x1080.
Hopefully I've explained my problem clearly. Is there anything I can do or am I going to have to live with this? Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E1-1500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 5849 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 459743 MB, Free - 319688 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, SX2110G
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A:Solved: Windows 8.1 upgrade fail

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Okay so here is the whole situation, 1st i was using windows vista x64 bit until recently i replaced my motherboard seeing as the previous crashed, i bought a gigabyte x58 UD3R and x3 2GB DDR3 memory sticks, with replacing the motherboard i was told i would need to reinstall windows, seeing as that the mother board, hard drive, etc all came together because i bought the computer straight off the factory so with replacing my motherboard and memory i don't have a windows vista x64 bit disk to "reinstall windows" so i just bought windows 7 upgrade disk hoping that i could just instal windows 7 with the upgrade disk. But when i load the disk i click on custom(advanced) installation and the installation begins it completes "expanding files" then installing updates etc then restarts. After my computer restarts it comes right back to the windows 7 installation screen again and ask me to reinstall windows 7 AGAIN.. and this is on going repeating itself over and over and over until my hard drive is full. I just formatted my hard drives to get all my space back but, i want to know why my computer isn't booting windows 7 when it says it's been installed? It seems as if it is only booting off of my CD/DVD drive and i don't know what to do please help!

A:New Motherboard Fail Windows Upgrade Please help

If you manually changed your boot order to boot from the CD/DVD first, you have to switch it back to the hard drive on the first reboot. You only want to boot from the CD/DVD once to start the install.

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I've been trying to upgrade to Windows 10 for a while now, but I keep getting the error code 8004100E. Windows update seems to think it is downloading fine, but when it restarts in order to configure the windows 10 update, it just boots windows 7 as normal.

I've tried deleting everything in the softwaredistribution downloads folder, but that doesn't seem to help.
I've also tried using the windows 10 media creation tool to download it and create an iso, but this also fails.

I've noticed that when windows update thinks that the upgrade has downloaded and ready to be installed that there is only about 450mb in the downloads folder of C:windows/softwaredistribution where I figure it should be closer to 3GB.

Thanks in advance for the help!

A:Upgrade to Windows 10 fail. Error 8004100E

Having the same issue myself

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Hello, I am running Vista 32 and have purchased a Win 7 home premium upgrade from MS and I cant get it to boot from the cd. I went into bios and the boot order was correct starting with DVD/CD and it still wont do it? If I start vista and go into the DVD drive I can start it that way. I also wanted to use the 64 bit DVD that came with it because my PC is 64-bit compatible. How do I get this to boot on start OR can I just run from "My Computer" because the Win 7 screen does come up if I go that rout.


A:Upgrade to win 7 wont boot from CD

1) Did you buy the disk ready made or did you burn yourself? If yourself, try reburning at the lowest possible speed. Alternatively, make a win7 install usb stick, heres how:

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

2) You cannot do an upgrade install from 32 bit to 64 bit, you must clean install. If the 64 bit disk is also problematic, you can create a bootable stick the same way.

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When I tried upgrading from windows 7 to 10 on my Inspiron N5050 the screen had the windows 10 logo and spinning dots below it before going black. I had to hard restart my laptop. I contacted dell support  who said windows 10 was not compatable with my computer. They said I needed to restore my OS back to windows 7. When I start my computer I  can enter the bootup menu briefly before it automatically goes the windows 10 logo with the spinning dots. It stays like this for about a minute before going to the black screen. Any help with restoring to windows 7 from this point?

A:Inspiron N5050 Windows 7 to 10 upgrade fail, need to restore

I have the exact same problem and I can't figure out how get back Windows 7.

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

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

Things I've tried:

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

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

Thanks in advance, guys.

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

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

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Hi there, i bought a cpu at ebay: AMD Athlon 64 M 3700+ 2.4GHz 1MB Socket 754 Newark
and installed it , but computer wont boot.

I have an Asus K8V SE Deluxe socket 754. The cpu even came with the heatsink. Everything turns on but i dont get signal to monitor; all fans turn on. When i removed the cpu, and put the old one...amd 64 3200 it works like a charm.

I email the seller asking that if this cpu will work on my desktop and he said it was a mobile cpu and that will work on both, laptop and desktop, im confused. Please help.

A:Computer wont boot after cpu upgrade...

Could be you need a bios upgrade. You need to check the specs on your motherboard to see if it is possible to use that high of CPU.

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Hello, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T520 with an I7 and NVS4200M. I had one 8GB 1600MHz stick and decided to put another 4GB 1333Mhz one. It all went well, I entered the BIOS and it showed 12GB total.I rebootet again and got 3 short beeps 2 longer ones and 3 short again with a black screen. Now this is what I get everytime i try to boot. I tried removing the new ram stick, switching their places, resetting the CMOS battery, booting without ram but nothing works. Any ideas?

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Hi There, I have attempted to upgrade my OS to windows 10, only to see it sit on 99% for most of the day with fans running crazy.I have rebooted the system and now after the normal log in all i have in wndows 7 is a blank screen that doesnt allow me to do anything in terms of system recovery. Prior to the upgrade i have done a back up on my external hard drive but now im unable to restore the system to old. tried safe mode, but in that mode it doesnt allow me to recover at all it tells me to restar the computer and go to the blank windows 7 screen. I dont have a recovery disk, but have a image back up on my hard drive. the system keeps on asking for a cd.I have tried numerous methods and nothing seems to fix the blank black screen after log inPlease help  Many thanksMartin

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This happen after when i ignored a AVG update as im working in middle of spreadsheet which need to be done in this week and when i tried to copy and paste and the laptop were freeze and wont let me able do anything so i press "off" button to shut thing quick rather as i set my off button to hibernation mode.

When i turn on, The acer logo show then blank page. Tried pressig F8 to go Last Known Good Config and still the blank page. Also with Safe Mode. Blank page!!!

I perfer if you can change your method if i need to insert CD as it's netbook and it dont have CD drive and also i have blank USB ready to add for booting.

Thanks for any help in advance

A:Windows XP wont boot, Also wont boot in Safe Mode

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I downloaded some new drivers and updating everything was going good my screen went black my resolution went down then it went black again. it just stayed black then i got the blue screen and i cant start up windows. Im am currently running on Ubuntu so i have access to the windows file please help.
this is what i downloaded
Catalyst Software Suite1.11 MB11.66/15/2011

A:HD mobility Radeon 5870 Fail windows wont start blue screen of death

Choose a System Restore point prior to the catalyst install.

WIN | type System Restore | ENTER | NEXT button |
select a restore point from the list shown

Notice that there are two important boxes:
a checkmark box to see more restore points and
a Scan for affected programs button.

The "affected programs" will show which programs will be influenced by your change.
WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.

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

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

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

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I will try to sum this up a bit..
I have Windows 7 64-Bit, and about a month ago I was having problems booting.. I went straight to safe mode and was able to use Diagnostic Startup from MSConfig.. The machine booted fine and I was able to get in and run virus scans. Nothing was found using AVG, Ad Aware and other programs.. So I thought well lets try Limited Startup and that worked! So I downloaded a few registry cleaners and what ever else I thought I might need.. I ran all the scans I could think of.

So then I decided lets try full startup and that was not a good idea.. I now get hung just after the Windows Logo screen before the Login Screen.. Actually I have made it to the Windows Login Screen a few times and put in my password but it says windows starting and then windows shutting down..

I can not get into safemode now either as it will hang with the last line showing "avgdisha.sys" So I goodled that and I get a response from AVG claiming they screwed up the Windows 7 64Bit edition with their latest upgrade. They put out a CD to help wipe out whatever the issue is, but my computer has wireless internet so the CD didn't seem to want to do anything..

I have run Scandsk/f but the system tells me there is a repair pending and must reboot to complete, but I can't reboot.. So I run Chkdsk/f and it completes, but when I run chkdsk/r its freezing at Stage 4 of 5 13% verifying data..

I have been attempting everything I can think of and find on google and... Read more

A:WIndows 7 Won't boot! AVG? HD Fail?

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Hey guys, my 8800 gts got burned out the other day. I tried to boot but no signal from compy. I then took out the gpu and put the dvi cable to the intergrated card on my mobo. I now see the things when the comp boots the bios but afterwords, windows does not load, or at least i dont see it. What do i do to get the computer back to intergrated grapghics and such? Thank you for your help in advance

A:Can't boot into windows after gpu fail

possible setting is blocked in bios , press delete on start up to enter bios and ensure that first post signal is vga ion mobo ( usually option is vga auto)

if no good, unplug comp, remove csmos battery for a few mins put back in to reset bios should work then

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Hello, sorry for my english but This forum is probably the last thing that could help me.
I rode other topics about this problem. When I start computer it stops right before "Starting Windows" and there is only a black screen. I cant start windows any way.
So i put a disc with windows and try to repair but it said: "there is no problem with windows starting"
Than I started a console and try to insert c: and then
bootrec /fixmbr and fixboot
but fixboot doesn't work - I dont remember literally but it said something like: there is no filesystem/wrong filesystem

when i try to scanos it say that there is 0 operating systems.

Then I tried to run gparted to flag a disc, but it showed me different partitions configuration then ive got on windows - there is no windows disc!

oo.. i tried also to build BCD but when i had to put command: cd boot it said there is no comand like that

Please help me... I dont want to make a format...
Are there any different ways of fix it?
Sorry sorry from my english

A:Windows 7 boot fail

Does the HD register in BIOS setup? Is it set first to boot in BIOS setup, after CD/DVD drive? Try booting HD maker's diagnostic/repair CD to run extended scan: HD Diagnostic

Check for infection by installing, updating and running full scan with Malwarebytes in Safe Mode with networking. If no Safe Mode then download, burn to CD or write to flash stick, boot and run a full scan with Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.

Boot back into the DVD REpair console or Repair CD to see if it discovers an installation to repair. If not, click through to Recovery Tools list to open command Prompt, type bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr to see if it will now show an installation to repair. Do not change the drive letter as you say you did. If it now finds an installation to repair run Startup Repair repeatedly regardless of its finding at first. Next try System Restore from the Repair tools list, then using Command Line SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Next boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD to see if the 100mb System Rserved partition (preferred) or Win7 partition are still marked Active. If not, rightlick to Modify>Set to Active, then highlight the HD, from Disk tab select "Rebuild MBR", apply steps, reboot to see if it will start. You can also Explore the partitions to see if your files are intact; if so the OS should be reparable unless you damaged it with previous repair attempts.

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Recently I just tried starting my computer on and it wouldn't boot.

I left my computer in locked mode then it eventually went to sleep.

I kept trying to restart it and had no luck, I checked inside the cpu was running and the dvd drive was still able to open and close. My USB mouse or keyboard weren't powering on though neither was my monitor showing anything I didn't hear any beeps. So I kept disconnecting the power outlet from the wall since that's the only way I could restart it.

Eventually it came back and I got startup repair opening by itself
That's what I got from the error.

Here are my computer specs
400 Corsair PSU
4GB Memory
AMD Phenom II x4
GIGABYTE GA-MA78GPM-UD2H AM3/AM2 with ATI Radeon HD 3200 onboard GPU
Windows 7 Build 7100 64 Bit

Eventually the system started backup fine after going through startup repair. All my files still there.

If it matters I was using the onboard graphics having one monitor running in VGA and the hdmi connecting to my tv.

A:Why did my windows 7 boot fail?

Probably an error that comes with the RC since MS still calls it a beta build

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I decided to upgrade my Asus F3M Laptop from windows xp to windows 7 like member who called Nothingspecial. When i tried to install windows 7 and select boot from disc to prepare setup, laptop just restarted every time. I don't know what is the key for Safe Mode .... because i have tried f8 but it fails..... So i decided to remove it from the laptop and format as an external HDD.... then i tried to install again... but it still not boot.....
I need your help......

A:Fail to boot with windows 7

You have to change the boot order from HDD to CD/DVD drive in the BIOS and save and exit the BIOS.

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I'll try to make sense of this to you. My computer has been working great until last night. Today, it bricked on me.
Last night and until a out noon today, I was seeing occasional corruption of the image on screen (strange blocking/pixellation like a bad hd tv picture). I started getting locking-up freezes, which I could sort of unfreeze with ctrl-alt-del. This happened frequently while browsing the net las night (oddly games worked fine).
Today at one point the whole image started flickering/fluctuating up and down and then the image scrambled totally and was locked-up, so I hard reset.
Upon restart, bootup fails. Chkdsk, memory scan (from startup repAir and the installation disk), image and system recovery fail. When I read the detailed results from start up recovery, it tells me that no drive is present.
So, did the drive fail, or maybe it came unplugged inside the tower (unlikely bc the tower hasnt moved). Or, did intel smart response technology screw up and the cache is screwed and it's messing up the primary drive it accelerates? Windows 7 64-bit OS on z68 mobo with 64gb SSd accelerating 500gb primary.
Any insight is VEry greatly appreciated, as I'm stuck working off my iPod touch for troubleshooting.

A:Windows 7 boot fail

Update: I just tried again to boot into safe mode.
After displaying the names of some files that loaded, the system rebooted itself.
The last file that says "loaded" is classpnp.sys (i think that's what it said). Once that sits idle for a few seconds, a blue screen pops up very briefly that I cannot read.

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try sfc /scannow
clean reboot with windows service
also try via using NVIDIA gpu and Intel's integrated gpu

also tried advanced_SC 5.X and tuneup utility 2012 for registry issue

but fails 2 times
and c:windowsanther: setuprr.log is empty

A:Windows 7 Ulti-64-bit to Windows 8 CP 64-bit Upgrade fail

Have you read through this tutorial on how to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 CP?

Upgrade Install from Windows 7 or Vista to Windows 8 - Windows 8 Forums[2]=Installation and Setup

Personally, I'd suggest installing 8 on a separate partition rather than replacing 7. Windows 8 is still a test version and has not been finalized. If you're not happy with Windows 8, you can always boot into Windows 7, delete the Windows 8 partition, and continue using Windows 7 without having to go through another clean install of 7.

How to install windows 8 - Microsoft Answers

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

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

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

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