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Q: Unable to boot

Hey all. I've been working on this problem for a few days. Probably screwed a few things by now, but hopefully I'm not beyond help.

As the title says, I'm unable to boot Windows 7 (x64 bit) in a WD1001FALS. Drive had been working very well for some months (6?) and no strange noises, etc. However, I recently installed an additional WD1001FALS, which was meant to serve as backup. Once I did this the OS failed to boot. What I have currently done is installed Win 7 in the other hard drive (thus why I have a PC). However, I'd hate to lose those files, so I'd like to know what I could do to recover from this [also, my installation keys are in that drive. If I can't access it I'll lose Win 7/Office 2007 because I got it from MSDNAA/Ultimate Steal]

I have TestDisk installed. When I ran it, it kept saying that the master boot was fine, but the backup was corrupt. However it wouldn't overwrite the backup and get it over with. I managed to erase the non-boot partition by mistake, but I was able to access those files beforehand so I had already backed them up. No loss there.

I also tried repairing with the installation disk (which I have mounted onto a USB), but still no boot. I have tried this at least 3 times.

I tried following the instructions for Bootrec.exe, but I couldn't perform a bcedit /export on the faulty drive (I could, however, do it on the other drive, the one that was working well). I also couldn't perform a /FixBoot, but I was allowed to do a /ScanOs and now I can at least select to boot from that drive. So that's a win of sorts. However, it will BSOD and restart sooner than I can read it. I've read that you can change the setting on how long BSOD will stick around, but that's no use to me because I can't boot at all, so I can't change settings.

Also, a chkdsk came out of the blue (I was happy), but detected no inconsistency in the drive.

At this point, a Repair Install would be nice, except that it needs to be done from within Windows 7, and I cannot boot that drive at all.

So is there anything I have not tried, that could work? I cannot do a System Recovery, since there seem to be no earlier versions.

Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: Unable to boot

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

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

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

Can't you just remove the backup hard drive that you just installed? If it's the cause of your problems, you should be able to boot with it removed. If not, download the Ultimate Boot CD to diagnose the problem with your hardware.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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Win 7 Pro with automatic updates, so everything should be up-to-date. Unable to post DDS or GMER because machine will not boot to graphical UI. Last good boot was Tuesday 3/13 morning. System Restore says it works, but no joy. Booted Safe Mode DOS BOX and ran CHKDSK on C: and D: (when DOS BOX opened, prompt was X: ????), but no help. Read about "upgrade re-install" for Win 7, but that requires a working Windows graphical UI.

Any help appreciated.

Bob and Ray

A:Win 7 Unable to Boot

Hi,Please try the following:You'll need a flash drive for this next set of instructions.For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select ... Read more

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I attempted to do a factory reset on my HP desktop and was unable to do so. 44% through the reset, I got a screen saying the computer was unable to reset and gave me the option to shut the computer off, so I did. Since doing this, my computer has been unable to get past the blue HP start up screen. The computer will load the screen and restart over and over. F10 options have yielded the same results. Help please!

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Hi all hopefully you guys can all help me with a little(major) proproblem im having with my desktop. Hopefully i give enough information (although im stumped myself)

My desktop computer is about 5-6 years old pentium 2 average specs. Yesterday it was working with out a hitch and shut down as normal after use. This morning I turn on the wal switch as normal but when i press the power button on the front of the computer, the red light turns on you can hear the fans etc going, the green light does not start nothing appears on screen, the computer for lack of a better word is dead.

Just the red light turned on, it doesn't blink and the computer doesn't sound like its processing anything, no boot up screen or anything.

I've checkd all connections and they seem to be fine.

Hopefully someone may have an answer to help me out.

Thanks for your time
 

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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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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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Hi, HP Compaq DC7800, When I turn on the electric switch desktop turns on without pressing power button, light and fans start working but display remains blank. After 10-12 seconds it shuts down automatically, and after 5 seconds again lights and fans starts working while the display remains blank. I have disconnected every thing and pressed cmos button for 10 seconds but problem remains. What to do, plz help

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Hi
When I start up my pc it is unable to boot and comes to a sreen that shows these:

"We appologise for the inconvenience, but Windows didn't start successfully.
A Hardware or Software change might have caused this

If your pc stopped responding, restarted automatically or was automatically shut down to protect your files & folders, chose 'last known configuration' to revert to most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interupted, due to power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed, or if your not sure what caused the problem, chose 'Start Windows as Normal'.

SAFE MODE
SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING
LAST KNOWN CONFIGURATION PROMPT
START NORMALLY

Use up & down keys to highlight your choice.
Seconds to Windows start : 28 "

I think the problem started when, just as i was shutting down my pc,say a minute after, a power blackout occured. then now whenever i boot my pc the above screen shows. i have tried to use the option "START NORMALLY" but it just reboots back to the same options.
I have also tried SAFE MODE but it also doesnt work, i think it opens up to something like a cmd then i just shut it down. But before loading into cmd it displays these, :

(the first 5 that i managed to get, there are more)

multi (0) disk (0) partition (1)\ WINDOWS\system 32\ntoskml.dll
multi (0) disk (0) partition (1)\ WINDOWS\system 32&... Read more

A:PC unable to boot, how to fix???

Hello badskater99,

I would suggest trying to boot into the Last Known Good Configuration and see what the results are.

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I am working on an Inspiron 3721 and am trying to boot to the USB Thumbdrive in UEFI mode. .I have turned off Secure Boot, disabled Legacy, Boot List Option set to <UEFI>.  I have added USB as a Boot Option .  The File Path System is "Acpi(PNP0A03,0)/Pci(1D10)/Usb(0, 0)/Usb(1, 0)/HD(part1,Sig3DDE4903).  The File Path is "F:/Isolinux/"  and I have tried "F:/Isolinux/BOOT".

What am I doing wrong?  The Thumbdrive is a bootable drive.
Thanks for any help ..

A:Unable to Boot to USB

What distribution and version of Linux ?  Only some very new releases support UEFI.  Most do not.

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I turn my computer on and get "Floppy Diskette seek failure" press F1 or F2-but the keyboard does not respond. Can anyone help.
 

A:Unable to boot

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This morning my desktop computer worked fine, I went out and came back a few hours later and the computer was turned off and it won't boot back up anymore. I opened up the case to have a look and the green LEDs on my motherboard are on and if I press the power button, it comes to life for a split second, as in red LED saying memory is ok flashes and case fans start to spin, but then it just dies again. I have to unplug and plug the power back in again for this to happen once more. I've tried taking out the power button connector and bridging the gap with a paper clip and I get the same effect as pushing the power button, so I can assume it's not the switch. I've also had a good luck around the case and I can't see anything that could be causing a short. Has anyone else got any ideas or could it just be that I need a new power supply?

PC specs:
Asus P8P67 motherboard
Intel i5 2500K processor
ATI Radeon 6870 graphics card
8GB ram 1333hz
 

A:PC unable to boot

Check and make sure everything is secure, Such as cables,Power plug and so forth. If they are. I would then lean toward the PSU. Try swapping out PSU if possible. Then you will know for sure. It really could be almost anything, But hopefully It is just the power supply.
 

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This is long story which goes back for a month. First it started with a bunch of small video artifacts appearing on the screen and then making the pc freeze. Tried to restart and the screen remainded dark because bios didn't start. When it did work the system would soon crash and blame video driver. Eventually I get in and lowering resolution fixes problem for two weeks. Next the same artifacts appear and it won't boot again. Go into safe mode after a few dozen tries and completely deleted video drivers and reinstalled newer version. This worked for another week.

Current:
No more artifacts but pc boots about one in every 50 tries. When it does work the presence of dvd in drive keeps boot from proceeding because the "boot from dvd/cd" does not appear the under score keeps blinking untill disc removed. Safe mode works sometimes but other options normal, bootlogging, debugger dont work. And before I forget all hardware drivers + bios have been removed and reinstalled, bios scans show memory and hard drives are still in working order. The only other thing I can think of is a corrupted operating system.

Does anyone have any thoughts, or a possible solution because I really cannot afford any hardware repairs, or to buy a new computer.

UPDATE: Memmory slots, motherboard, and cpu have been checked.

*HP pavillion DV9700*
 

A:PC unable to boot

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I use win xp home 2002 sp3, 2.8gz processor, 3gb ram. Zone Alarm Pro, Bit Defender anti-virus. When I turn the computer on the login screen shows up with the user accounts. I am unable to boot up using my login. When I boot up as administrator the computer boots right up. How can I fix this?
 

A:Unable to Boot Up

Do you get any error messages when you try to login? Create another user account and login. Whether you get the same result?
 

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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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I installed a new seagate 40gb hd in a new system. Unable to load win2000. Message says unable to find boot. Have tried boot disks, but after installing win2000 on restart unable to find boot. I have tried installing old hard drive back into system but get same message. Any ideas

 

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Hp Pavilion p6300 series desktop will not start. After it powers on, it shows at the bottom of a black screen "Repairing disk errors, this might take a few hours to complete." So, I F9 to run tests using the Diagnostic? Tool.The resultError code: A smart test failed on the drive.Error code: BIOHD-8.

A:Hp PC unable to boot.

@Beckysuner, welcome to the forum. The error message that you are receiving is telling you that the hard drive has failed.  You will have to replace it with a drive the same size or larger than the failed drive.  I hope that you have a backup of your personal data or it will be lost. Here is a guide to help you replace the drive. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Hi allI am not able to boot from USB HDD on my brand new Probook 470 G4 .I take the message "selected boot image did not authenticate".I followed suggestions from other topics like disable secure boot and enable Legacy Support but w/o any result.I tried to boot from various different bootable USB devices but always I take the same message.I tried to make bios upgrade but I have the latest version for my machine (P85 Ver. 01.02 08/30/2016) I use HP Computers the last 17 years I am very pleased and familiar with all features and I never had any issue but this time I am stack I would apreciate if somebody has an idea or any suggestion. 

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Installed MSI K8N Neo2-F motherboard.
Installed AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice core processor with heatsink and fan.
Installed 450 Watt Power Supply with ATX 20-Pin Connector and 12V Power Connector.
Video card is ATI Xpert2000Pro 32M AGP. I know it works because I've installed it on my system to make sure it works.
Front Panel connectors are in place so I can use the power switch.

I will not install memory because I want the motherboard to beep at me for not having it.

I have pressed the power button and Case fan and processor fan turn on but I get nothing on the monitor.

I've cleared the CMOS. I know the memory I plan on using in it is good because I'm using it right now. CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory

I know the processor is installed correctly because there is only one way to installed. I know the heatsink and fan is installed correctly because there is only one way to do that too. There is 9 screw spots on the board. All screwed down.

As there anything I am missing? I appreciate any assistance.
 

A:Unable to get anything on boot

In recommendation from another forum to take the mboard out of the case, it booted. Mboard, cpu, heatsink, fan, memory, and video card.

Put it back into case. Booted. Seems I will have to screw the mboard down one by one. Have no idea where to find out which screw spots on the mboard I am not to screw down.
 

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Hi,I am trying to boot from a USB memory stickI have setup the boot sequence correctly in BIOS. USB is in the first place. 1- boot from USB2- boot from Sistem Despite this setup, it does not work.I have tested the USB bootable sitck on a diferent computer and it boots just fine. What is wrong with this computer? Thanks.

A:Unable to boot from USB.

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer is to make sure you are booting the USB sitck from one of the PC's USB2 ports. It won't boot from a USB3 port. You may also have to enable legacy mode in the BIOS, which disables secure boot.

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A problem has been detected and Windows ah been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

If his is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware, or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing . If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F6 to select advanced Startup Options, and then select safe Mode.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x8124A818, 0xC0000032, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)


Yeah... Any hints?

Won't boot at all. Not LKGC or SM. Not at all.
 

A:Unable to boot.

try this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185
 

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hey all, my friend knows nothing about computers and wanted me to fix her HP pavilion PC, i dont have exp with prebuilt PCs, but i've built my own PC from scratch so figured i'd give it a shot, would've never if i'd known the amount of trouble this is though. My issue is, i'm trying to reinstall windows(her gfx card wouldn't work, needed to reformat), i had installed windows 10 fine, but she wanted 7 so i wanted to switch back, all i did really was boot up a few times, trying to figure out how to boot from disc on this machine, and then it just stopped and now says "Operating system not found" At first i didn't mind since she doesn't want windows 10 anyways and i'm just trying to get this back to 7, but now i've been looking at dozens of guides and threads and can't seem to find how to fix this issue. My bios is v7.16, i've tried : F9(boot menu), then boot from my DVD drive, it simply logs in normally, and tells me i dont have windows, the disc is in fine & tested. F10, enable legacy mode in bios>security, everything i see tells me i need to go to secure boot configuration, but i don't have this option in there I've ran out of ideas, and would really appreciate if anyone could give me any advice on how to get this machine back up and running, i've installed windows on many custom built PCs before, but these locked pre-built OS seem to have so much less options. Thanks in advance.  

A:Unable to boot via DVD

You can order HP recovery media below, or call HP on the phone to order 1-800-474-6836http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07143  If HP no longer has Recovery Media for your model, order them herehttp://www.computersurgeons.com/Default.aspx .  

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I bought a laptop Aspire E1-531 yesterday.  I have been trying to boot from the DVD drive without any success.  I can read the drive with no problem after boot-up. I enabled F12 Boot Menu at InsydeH20 Setup Utility.  When I have the menu come up I can see only the Windows Boot Manager and nothing else.  Why is that?  Eventurally I have to change the Boot Priority order hoping to boot from the CD drive.  However, the booting process still bypass the CD.  Please help!

A:Unable to boot CD.

I once had a machine with which I needed to actually disable the hard drive boot option and not just switch the boot priority around as that didn`t work...once I had sorted my problem out I went back and needed to enable the boot options...just saying how I managed to do this.

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Hello,
I am having trouble getting into Windows XP. Every time I boot I get this message:

STOP: c0000218 {registry file failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\systemroot\system32\Config\SOFTWARE
or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent or not writable.

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further
assistance.

The system then restarts and repeats itself.
Does anyone know how I can fix this? I don't want to lose my files.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: I have also tried getting into safe mode and that will not work either.
 

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