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Windows Boot Disk volumes

Q: Windows Boot Disk volumes

What is the meaning or purpose of the volume on my disk 0 labeled as J_CCSA_X64F UDF DVDROM? This appears in the boot volumes along with WINRE_DRV and SYSTEM_DRV. I would like to delete it because it appears as volume 0 before the Winre and system volumes and I think it is preventing me from booting up into Windows 10.

Preferred Solution: Windows Boot Disk volumes

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A: Windows Boot Disk volumes

It's a Windows 10 installation disc, ISO, or USB stick. Right click and Eject it or un-mount it or unplug the USB stick.

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we use mcafee at our company. is there a way to create a virus boot disk that can scan ntfs?

A:virus scan boot disk for ntfs volumes

Get NTFSDOS and put it on the boot disk and run it in the autoexec. It's free. You'll be able to READ the NTFS files, but not write to them (so you won't be able to fix a virus).

If you want to write to it, you can buy the Pro version.

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:

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Hey guys,

I want to merge my drive volumes into one volume. I'm in disk manager and get this screen:

I just want a C partition, and I would like to add all of the space from the D partition to that.

How do I go about doing this?

A:How do I merge disk volumes in Windows 8?

Just delete the D Partition. You will have to use Minitools Partition Wizard Home to re-size the C partition.

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

If you are trying to save anything that is already on the D partition, well you will have to move that out before you do this.

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I have 2 hard drives. One of them is my boot volume (operating system), and the other is my system volume (bios and stuff). I was wondering how I could make it so that my boot volume also had my system files because I was planning to put the other hard drive in a different computer.

A:boot volumes and system volumes

I think you are getting confused here. To my knowledge there is no such thing as a System Volume... I think you are talking about Boot Partition and System Partition.

What OS are you using?

Unless you have dual-booted the system, it should be all on one disk anyway. So you can use the second disk in your other machine.

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This might sound a little weird, but how to disable someone with “user” privileges to be able to format my
disks volumes on Windows 7.
As I remember, in Windows XP only the Administrators have that permeation but not the users.
I have checked this on several machines. By default, on Windows 7, users can format disk volumes and this is unacceptable.

How can I change this?

A:Users can format disk volumes in Windows 7 !?

Hi, Marwab
I have checked what you said about “perform maintenance volume disk”. It’s enabled only for Administrators group.

I think that something is wrong with the VMware.
I have tried on a physical machine and everything is ok.
If anyone has tried this on VMware Workstation virtual machine and has find the same problem, please tell me.

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I have one hard drive which is divided into two volumes: C: and D: . C: is almost full but D: is empty. I would like to turn those two disk in one. Is that possible?

A:About disk volumes

Hi Blaz,

Welcome aboard , It is certainly possible
but I think you will have to fdisk and format the drive unless you have a third party disk utility that will enable you to repartition it into one.

If you had another drive or backup that you could save what you want on and copy it back after the reformat you would not lose all the info on your present drives.


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I got to thinking about the differences between W7 and Mac OS X, and one thing i'd like to know is how W7 sees disk volumes.

On the mac OS, the drives have mount points, so the volume just shows up on the desktop, or in the case of an optical or removable drive, appears when there is a cd or when the drive is plugged in.

Windows I know uses a letter addressing system, but things like card readers and the like are always visible even if there is no media present.

Why does MS keep to this protocol? is it restricted by architecture, or is there an advantage that i'm just not getting?

Also I understand that Vista and 7 both have a different boot architecture in place than XP. I might be misinformed, but how I understand it is that XP has MBR setup and Vista and 7 have GUID setups for booting. Is this the case, or have I totally got the wrong end of the stick?

What's the advantage of the new Vista/ 7 boot methodology?

Thanks in advance as i'm just curious to know these differences.

A:how does W7 see Disk Volumes ?

First, NT supports mount points. In fact, a few of the partitions on my system are accessible only via mount point and not by drive letter.

As for why MSFT keeps using drive letters, it's all about backward compatibility. Apple is not afraid to arrogantly say "f*ck you" to all of its existing users (e.g., the new Mac Pro does not support Firewire 400, leaving all existing iSight users screwed... Apple pulls this kind of stunt all the time with hardware and software). It helps make Apple "cool", but it makes Apple a very poor platform. Microsoft realizes that in order for a platform to be successful, it has to be, first and foremost, stable, so people who invest in the platform can feel safe knowing that years down the line, what they bought for (or developed for) the platform still viable. That's why something so fundamental as this will never change because every MSFT OS has used it, that's why Microsoft bends over backwards to ensure as much compatibility as possible, and that's why Windows dominates.

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I have divided my Physical disk in to two logical NTFS volumes,

C: for system (15 GB)
D: for Data (30 GB)

Now my C: has become critical and I would like to shrink D to allocate more space to C. Is it possible?

A:re arrangement of disk volumes

Yes it is. Check out the tutorial.

That will have you delete your D: drive, and extend it to C:

In the future, I would get a bigger drive than 50 gigs. Vista requires about 20 minimum.


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I have a wd my passport ultra and its broke down into 3 different volumes with different amount of gb i want to add all of them together so I can have just one with all the gb on it

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When I use Disk Management from the MMC, it will not show any volumes. The C drive will not come up, nor any USB or other external devices attached to it, the drive display is just blank.

Any ideas why this would be happening?

A:Disk Management will not show any volumes

I came across a thread where they suggested checking the Windows/System32 folder for a file named dmserver.dll.

The file had been renamed to "dmserverxxx.dll", and when renamed to "dmserver.dll" it fixed the issue.

Apparently happens sometimes when new externals are connected.

Worth checking.

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I have a 2 TB eSATA drive that contains my backups. This drive has been working well for years and isn't accumulating errors. It was a basic disk until I deleted a partition that I wasn't using any more and expanded the size of the backup partition. That worked fine until yesterday when I was no longer able to access either of the partitions on the drive. Here's the output of the disk manager relating to this drive:

When I use Windows Explorer to access either of the volumes on the drive, I get a message "Z:\ is not accessible". When I click on Computer, I see both of the volumes on the disk, but there is no information regarding disk space used/available. If I right click on the drive and go Properties/Tools/Error Check, I get a message "The disk check cannot be performed because windows can not access the disk."

However, if I go into Disk Manage, right click on the partition and go to Properties/Tools/Error Check, I can scan the drive! It completes showing that it found the following errors:

Chkdsk was executed in scan mode on a volume snapshot.

Checking file system on Z:
Volume label is Backup_Files.

Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...

Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...

Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
Found corrupt security descriptor entry at offset 0x80000 in \$Secure <0,0x9>:$SDS
... queued for offline repair.
[repeated 50 times]

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A:Volumes on Dynamic Disk Not Accessible

I was unable to determine a solution to this. However, I discovered that I could access the volumes by booting a standalone system containing Norton Ghost. From there I was able to go to a command line prompt and copy the backup files to another drive. I then deleted all of the partitions and recreated them. All is seemingly well again.

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I have Original Ms xp pro with server pack 2..I have HP Pavilion computer..it has only C: drive but i want to make more drives..I have 160 GB hard drive..I have tried lots of things but i was not able to do that..I don't have bootable CD now..I don't know where it is.I have consulted with many friends they said in OEM you can have only one drive..Is it true..If there is any way to do that plz tell me that..

A:need help to create different hard disk volumes

You may try partition magic, it may do the trick. But generally before
you do a install of the operating system is the time to partition the drive.
Just because you have a oem version of the operating system doesnt
mean you are limited to one partition.

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Just wondering if anybody has had a problem like this.
I've run into a few problems of late which primarily involve the new 4TB and the not so new 3TB HDD's.

Firstly the Disk management attachment will show multiple Drives, 1/2 of them with unrealistic volumes. I suspect that there maybe sections on each hard drive that are boot sectors or recovery sectors but I think this is something different.
Also my 4TB hard drives which I have three of randomly seem to disappear usually while I'm trying to back them up. I thought this maybe the host controller driver which I updated from the motherboard website but this did improve somewhat. As when I lose a hard drive now it no longer goes to a RAW status but usually gets picked up again on a windows re-start without any problems.

All other drivers are up to date. Also when the 4TB Hard drives went to a RAW Status I could not re-format the drives using the longer method as they would drop out after 3 or 4 hours. So they have had a quick format.
I have also used 'chkdsk g: /r' which did not pick anything out that was a problem for that hard drive.

Oh yeah one last thing the hard drive which is the one I have had the most problems with is connected to a sata raid controller card because the motherboard only has 6 sata connectors and I have 7 hard drives + 1 optical drive, both are connected to the card and are set up as a pass through connection.

Thanks in advance if anybody has any ideas on this one.

A:Disk Management - Blank volumes and lost Hard Drives?

OK resolved part of the problem those being the blank volumes. When I first started losing hard drives I attempted to recover the lost files and then re-formatted the discs on my second pc. This was done successfully. However when I transferred the discs back to the primary PC it all started to go wrong again. Now the reason for the problems after re-installing the discs was the 2nd pc has windows 7 32 bit, the primary pc's operational system is 64 bit and of course a re-formatted disc on a 32 bit system does like being loaded onto a 64 bit system. Now this does not resolve the original problem, but I did update the UEFI after the original discs failure. So I will see what happens this time round as I am doing the recovery work on my 64 bit windows 7 laptop and reformatting the discs on the primary pc.
Thanks to all the people who had the courtesy to look at the original message.

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I've done this twice in a row now, so I'm sure it's not a fuke:

I install windows 7, convert the disks to Dynamic Disks, and try to reboot. THe result is that the system hangs right after it would normally check to boot from the DVD drives, and before it would start booting Windows.

The screen goes all black, and I'm left with a blinking cursor in the top left. I don't get any error message.

I've tried using system repair on the boot cd, but the "Startup Repair" app tells me that there is nothing wrong.

Happily, I see that unlike earlier versions of WinOS, 7 does seem to support DYnamic Disks to some extent. I am currently reinstalling the OS to see if it can happily coexist with DD now.

One thing that concerns me is that my partition table seems to have changed unexpectedly:

Disk 0 Before:
Partition 1 - 100 MB system reserved
Partition 2 - 46GB C:\
Partition 3 - Blah
Partition 4 - Blah

Disk 0 After:
Partition 2 - Partition 1 - 100 MB system reserved
Partition 3 - 46GB C:\
Partition 4 - Blah
Partition 5 - Blah

This probably explains the booting difficulty to some extent...

I guess the next thing I'll try is creating the dynamic disks and rebooting before I set up any other partitions. Then I will try to reboot after every step...


I could install a third HD which is not part of the dynamic disks.... hmmmm.....

Any suggestions or insights are much appreciated

A:Converting disks to Dynamic Volumes = no boot

Why would you convert your primary disk to dynamic? They're not bootable...

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I'm having a lot of trouble with this western digital hard drive, originally it was for a sky box I took it out and I want to use it for my PC, I've tried formatting the disk via command prompt but I'm having no luck.

Got this when trying to create a new volume/partition
VDS fails to write boot code on a disk during clean operation. Error code: [email protected]
In partition wizard, I'm getting "bad disk"

A:Disk wont create partitions/volumes at all, "An I/O device error."

Most likely your Hard Drive is getting or is corrupt. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test your drive.

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Recently I had an idea of installing clean W10 and then Ubuntu with GRUB to dual boot them.

The thing is I have all things back-upped on the outer hard drive and I don't need anything to remain. So what I intended to do was booting W10 installation and just delete all partitions, making one for System and for Windows then divide it for some additional logical drive for additional data after installation and rest of space leave unallocated for Ubuntu.

Today I first time saw that all my volumes are Simple volumes...
HP_RECOVERY, HP_TOOLS, New Volume (D:), SYSTEM, Windows (C:)

So my question is that if I can delete these volumes during W10 installation like normal partitions or not?
If not, what I am supposed to do?

I don't need HP_Recovery, HP_Tools. I wanted to create clean system.

A:All Volumes are Simple Volumes

Welcome to the forum the simple thing is to delete all partitions don't create new let windows create what it needs you can shrink them later if needed. I prefer to run any other o/s with virtual box as a virtual machine a lot less problems

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Recently I had an idea of installing clean W10 and then Ubuntu with GRUB to dual boot them.

The thing is I have all things back-upped on the outer hard drive and I don't need anything to remain. So what I intended to do was booting W10 installation and just delete all partitions, making one for System and for Windows then divide it for some additional logical drive for additional data after installation and rest of space leave unallocated for Ubuntu.

Today I first time saw that all my volumes are Simple volumes...
HP_RECOVERY, HP_TOOLS, New Volume (D:), SYSTEM, Windows (C:)

So my question is that if I can delete these volumes during W10 installation like normal partitions or not?
If not, what I am supposed to do?

I don't need HP_Recovery, HP_Tools. I wanted to create clean system.

A:All Volumes are Simple Volumes

Welcome to the forum the simple thing is to delete all partitions don't create new let windows create what it needs you can shrink them later if needed. I prefer to run any other o/s with virtual box as a virtual machine a lot less problems

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I'm trying to install a PC with Windows 7 threw USB (2.0). Therefore I've used Windows USB/DVD Tool.
To note, I've installed a NEW hard drive, the old one broke down due to it's age.

Now I'm getting the next message: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK.

I've tried setting the boot sequence but none of that helped, I keep getting the same message.

Thanks in advance,


A:Windows 7 Installation error DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK

Normally means that the hard drive is not detected. Check its connections, plugged securely into SATA1 port with no others attached, data and power cable securely attached.

Then enter BIOS setup by tapping the key given for that on the first screen. Is the hard drive registering anywhere there? It often will be represented by its Serial Number.

Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save settings and Exit.

Proceed to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I have just moved house and my computer has been in storage for 6 months. I've just set up the PC and when I've come to turn the computer on it says "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter". I have a Packard Bell computer with Windows Vista Home Premium installed but wasn't given a System Disk as this was pre-installed onto the computer. I suppose if I could log into the computer I would be able to run some kind of system restore but I can't get past the "Disk Boot Failure" screen.

I've made a recovery CD from the internet but when I've put this in the CD drive and even selected the BIOS setup to go to the CD drive first it doesn't boot the recovery disk.

When I click on F8 when booting it doesn't give me the option of booting from Safe Mode it just shows a list of bootable drives.


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I have just moved house and my computer has been in storage for 6 months. I've just set up the PC and when I've come to turn the computer on it says "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter". I have a Packard Bell computer with Windows Vista Home Premium installed but wasn't given a System Disk as this was pre-installed onto the computer. I suppose if I could log into the computer I would be able to run some kind of system restore but I can't get past the "Disk Boot Failure" screen.

I've made a recovery CD from the internet but when I've put this in the CD drive and even selected the BIOS setup to go to the CD drive first it doesn't boot the recovery disk.

When I click on F8 when booting it doesn't give me the option of booting from Safe Mode it just shows a list of bootable drives.


A:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk problem - Windows Vista

Two things:

1. Check your cable to your harddrive and from your harddrive to your motherboard and make sure it is securely attached.

2. If that isn't the problem then go into your BIOS and place your CD/DVD drive as First Bootable and see if you can now run that disk you made.

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My Windows 7 64 bit system has windows7 installed on a 128 Gb ssd (called disk-a).

In addition two more sata HDD disks exist configured as raid (called disk-b and disk-c).
I cloned the ssd 128 Gb disk-a to a bigger one (SSD 500 GB, disk-d).
Then I detached disk-a from the power cable and data cable and attached disk-d instead to the same cables.
Unfortunately now the system refuses to boot.
When changing back to disk-a it boots as before normally again.
As long as disk-d, disk-b, disk-c only are attached the error message states that a necessary device is not available and recommends to start the windows repair console from CD/DVD.
If both SSDs and HDDs are attached then boot is normal (OS loaded obviously from from disk-a).
I have seen in computer management that a 100MB system partition exists on SATA disk-b.
On disk-a and on cloned replacement disk-d no system partition or MBR exist.
What can I do to simply replace disk-a with the cloned disk-d ? Thanks in advance!

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I am trying to Install Windows XP on my old PC. It didn't have a CD-ROM so I used one from my new Computer. The Problem I am getting is that whenever I connect the CD-ROM, computer doesn't boot. It Ends Up giving me error : "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter"
The Hard Disk is alright and does boot if CD-ROM is disconnected. However, After I connect the CD-ROM, Hard Disk won't Boot either, even when it is first boot device.
CD-ROM is working fine on other PC and hard disk is also quite right when CD-ROM is not connected to the PC.
I would really appreciate it if someone could help me out.

A:Can't install Windows... Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter

If the optical drive is IDE, check the jumper settings on the back of the drive. If you have the CD drive and the hard drive on the same cable, one should be master and the other slave or set both to cable select.

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Please help
I have a problem with my Compaq PC ...will explain from beginning !!
At first when i boot the PC it used to come one message like " splash screen error run rompaq.." and below that black screen F1 to boot....when i press F1 ...it used to boot windows and i can work comfortably ..now the problem...before last two days when i tried to start my PC it won't boot ..instead it shows the same message press F1 to boot (i suspect by mistake i deleted some system file..but it was a normal shutdown i made last time)...after that i made one start up disk from another computer and tried to boot from it ..but i can't ..while booting from floppy it begins the booting but windows not coming..it shows like
A:\> mode can code page prepare=((720) ega4.cpi)
failure to access code page font file
A:\> mode con code page select =720 code page not prepared
A:\> keyb us,, keyboard.sys
code page specified has not been prepared
I can enter to C:\ or D:\ etc also can use dir like commands..please help me to solve this problem

A:Windows Xp Can Not Boot Both From Hard Disk And Start Up Disk

You have some serious troubles, and need to do some intensive reading on how Windows works, and what happens when a hard drive is corrupted or damaged or mis-installed..
It would be helpful for you to tell us computer, install discs, installed hardware, connection, hardware configuration you have, as well as the age of everything, and the recent history of failures and difficulties..

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Hello Everyone,
Can someone help, I need to know if I can create a Windows XP PRO Bootup Disk which also has a Unattended install of windows XP Pro with Sp2 pack and that I can have it all on one DVD Disk. ?
If so, can someone show me CLEARLY step by step process, I have tried to look on the net and its so confusing, need steps to be clear and easy to read.
Thanks for the help everyone.


A:windows Xp pro DVD Boot Disk and unattented install all on one DVD Disk

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Hello Everyone,
Can someone help, I need to know if I can create a Windows XP PRO Bootup Disk which also has a Unattended install of windows XP Pro with Sp2 pack and that I can have it all on one DVD Disk. ?
If so, can someone show me CLEARLY step by step process, I have tried to look on the net and its so confusing, need steps to be clear and easy to read.
Thanks for the help everyone.


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So I'm attempting to extend my windows 8 partition on my computer, I've set myself some unallocated space but when I try extending the volume the bar is greyed out. I can extend my initial volume but when I attempt to do so with my Windows 8 Volume like I said above the bar is greyed out. Sorry if there's a really obvious solution I'm missing but I've been trying for a few days now and I can't get it working.

Here's an image of what I mean

A:Extending volumes in Windows 8

See if any way to increase size of disk partition? helps

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Hi all, I have a problem thats been ongoing for months and I just cant get it solved so im hoping you can help.

The problem is that whenever someone speaks in teamspeak/ventrilo/skype/insertvoiphere my game volume drops to almost nil. This is not a problem tied to any individual app as ive been through all the individual fixes to no avail such as volume control plugin disabled, etc. And the fact that every single voip program does it, leads me to it being a windows option somewhere.
I have also gone into the sounds>communication and have that set to do nothing.
It still happens.
It is not just with 1 game either, I tried 4 different games and the sounds on every single one duck out when someone talks.

Also another note, it also ducks out when I click to run any program on my pc via admin. You know, when the box pops up asking you if you want to allow this program to make changes to your computer where you click yes. When the box pops up and it goes "beep beep" , at that exact moment the game volume ducks out.

note - its only ducking game volumes too, it doesnt duck out media player, youtube vids, or anything like this

Please please if anyone can help me solve this issue it would be so appreciated.


A:Windows ducking game volumes

I'm assuming that you are on Windows 7? Go to the sound icon on the bottom-right of the desktop, right click and select playback devices. Right click on your default device (Either speakers or an integrated chip set normally) and select properties. Go to the advanced tab and make sure that the Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device box is un-ticked.. and make sure that the give exclusive mode applications prioirty is un-ticked, then report back to see if it has worked (Don't forgot to apply and OK the changes).

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Hi a couple of months ago my system crashed, windows 7 wouldnt boot, and I misplaced my installation disk. I had the problems several times since obtaining the computer several years ago. (Lenovo IDeaPad y450). I attributed the problem to what I believed was a bad hard disk, so I replaced it with a refurbished model.
I installed Ubungu 13.10, and it worked well ever since. I later located my win 7 disk and created a dual boot. Windows worked very well for several months until it stopped starting up last week. It would get to the black windows screen, where it says starting, and usually get stuck there. I would get fed up and turn it off after half an hour. Once it was as the screen and it later started the checkdisk program and found no errors. Another time it finally got into windows after a very long loading time, and it seemed to work fine, until the next time I restarted windows. It just went back to the loading windows screen.
I formatted the windows partition through GParted in Ubuntu, and tried the installation disk, and it would get stuck at 0% in the "expanding files" sequence. After an hour of hoping something would happen I got fed up and forced it off again.
Not sure what to do from this point. I have read other posts and it has led me to think that the issue could possibly be bad RAM or an issue with BIOS. But, Ubuntu has been working fine, while Windows has simply been freezing at any attempt of a startup.

A:Win 7 , Ubuntu dual boot, windows wont boot, startup disk doesnt help

It could be that the HDD has a bad sector in the Windows partition, or that the drive is actually failing. If there is a utility in Linux that tests memory, I would run it.

You could also use Memtest86+. It runs from a CD/DVD. Let it run for several passes to rule out bad RAM.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Long story short, I have a computer loaded with Windows 7 sp1. It has a 300Gb hard disk and a 2Tb hard disk. These two disks were loaded with Windows 7 at separate times, the 300Gb one first, then the 2Tb one. Now the 300Gb drive has failed, and the 2Tb
drive will not boot. How can I fix this?
Using Original Windows Install disk with repair option (Version of Windows not compatible with repair disk).
Using a System Repair disk results in the same error message.
The old failed hard disk is no longer in the system, but when it was working with both drives installed, on boot I would get a list of the two installs asking which to boot from. The new install was always first in the list, so it was not a problem. Now
that the 300Gb drive has failed, the computer just boots immediately to BIOS.
How do I make the computer boot from the 2Tb hard drive without loosing everything on that drive? Is there something that can restore, or reconfigure the master boot record to allow booting from the good drive?

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Hi, I have just recently gotten a new computer which came with Vista. Previously what I have done with any new operating system I got was installed it into my old computer. However, I came to find out you can only have one computer assigned to each cd, unless I wanna buy another one, which is unecessary.

I wanted to get rid of Vista and return to XP but the XP disc would not install because of multiple errors, such as missing ntldr.

So I decided to use deriks boot and nuke to clear the hard drive, and that went smoothly.

Now, here is my problem... When I insert the XP cd it spins for a while and eventually comes to an error screen with:

"no boot sector on hard disk"
"CARDBUS NIC boot failed"

30 seconds or so later I also get this message

"No bootable devices"
Also, when I just start the computer normally, it does go to a screen that says no operating system found, which makes sense.

The weird thing is that the Windows Vista CD still starts up and goes to the installation area when I boot from CD drive, So I know my CD drive is working properly.

I have tried the XP CD in another computer and it works fine.

The computer with the problems is a Dell Inspiron 8500.

Sorry if this has been answered somewhere but I grew tired of reading through threads only to come to a very general solution of booting from the XP disc, which wont work.

Since I used deriks boot and nuke, I have not formatted and repartitioned the drive ( I don't know i... Read more

A:Solved: Windows XP Disc won't boot - no boot sector on hard disk..

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I?ve got a strange one on my hands here. I can not boot into windows 7 without having my windows 7 install disk in the drive at boot up and wait past the hit any botton to boot off of cd. If I try to boot without the disk in the drive I get the boot manager is missing error.
Also I can get windows 7 to recognize one of my SATA drives.
I have a pair of drives in raid 0
A 160 gig drive windows can see
A 250 gig drive that windows can?t see
My mobo is a Abit   ix38 quadgt

A:Boot manager is missing, will not boot without the windows 7 install disk in the drive

sprogis, If Windows isn't able to repair the problem on its own, you might try EasyBCD .-Alex

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Hi, I really need some help here.

My system has two drives:
1) SSD (C: drive) where my win7 OS boots from (call this normal_win7)
2) HDD (D: drive) where I keep my data

I created a D:\virtual_win7.vhd file and installed win7 on it (for testing purposes) following these instructions:

Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot

When I boot, I get no boot menu asking me to choose either between normal_win7 or virtual_win7 install. By default, it boots into virtual_win7. To boot into normal_win7, I need to press F11 at reboot to enter into Boot Menu and select it. I thought I would be presented with a boot menu at reboot each time? Those instructions I followed in the link told me the boot manager would be present. So I got a feeling something went wrong somewhere.

These are some things I observed:

1. I installed EasyBCD within normal_win7 and it only has one entry listed in the bootloader:

HTML Code:
Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
2. Within System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Startup and Recovery, there is also only one entry.

3. In Disk Management (within normal_win7), the vhd does not appear.


What do I need to do to get the boot menu manager going when I reboot my system to allow OS selection?

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A:Boot issues with virtual hard disk. No windows boot manager

I guess everyone is using win8 these days, or my question is at the cutting edge of technology that no one knows the answer

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Hey everyone.

Every time I boot up my PC, windows will load, but will take forever to load, during which lots of disk thrashing occurs, then gets the BSOD. After the BSOD, the pc will automatically reboot. After it reboots, the BSOD will not show back up, however it still takes about 5 minutes of loading and disk thrashing for the pc to be usable. I'm thinking it may be a RAM issue, but I was wondering could it be something else (before I Have to buy any RAM). I'm also wondering could it be a driver issue or something like that. The problem happened around the time I uninstalled AVG free antivirus, but reinstalling AVG didn't fix it and I'm not 100% sure that's the problem. I'm going to run memtest program sometime soon (I understand it takes a while). I've run system restore, anti-spyware programs, and the repair tool on the windows recovery CD. Anyways, I've attached the SF Diagnostic Tool info to this thread, and attaching my specs I got from Sysspec, but let me know if there is anything else that would be useful in resolving the issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows bsod on boot, slow boot, disk thrashing.

Welcome to Seven Forums.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff800033d8cda, 1, 18}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ObpCreateHandle+29a )

Followup: MachineOwner


Usual causes: Device driver, hardware, System service, compatibility, Remote control programs, memory, BIOS

System Optimisers

Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 6 Public:Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 6 Public
Please remove the following software:

This software is a known cause of BSOD's. The windows 7 operating system does not require these registry cleaning software. They often tune-down rather than tune-up and can wreck the OS beyond repair. Microsoft have improved Windows 7 significantly and it is much better at organising and optimising itself than its predecessors. Check this, this and this thread for evidence.

If you feel the need to use a registry cleaning or optimisation software, most of us recommend the use of CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - ... Read more

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A guy I work with brought me a HP Pavilion Laptop that was running Windows XP until he shut it down and could not get it to boot back up. I have tried to get it to boot in every way I can think of:
Booting normally or with the last known good config ends at a black screen before windows splash load screen starts.
Booting in safe mode stops at a line that reads "multi(0)disk(0)rddisk(0)partition(1)\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\AVGIDSEH.Sys"
and when booting from the disk it stops at the Windows Setup blue screen that reads starting windows at the bottom of the screen after it loads the setup files, it never gets to the point that I can do anything.
Looking for any help that I can get to solve this problem and get this PC up and running again.

A:Windows XP will not boot from HHD, boot Disk or in safe mode.

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I've been dual booting between vista and linux for a while, but not really using linux at all, so I recently installed windows xp x64 on the linux disk for some program that was giving me grief in vista.

And now I can't boot into vista, upon booting it says "Error Loading Operating System". I've tried startup repair on the vista disc, fixmbr using the recovery console on the XP disc and resetting the BIOS values.

I can't get it to work does anyone have any ideas?

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (overclocked to 3.4 GHz)
Vista x86 SP1 on 500 GB SATA disk
Windows XP x64 SP2 on 120 GB IDE disk
Mobo: ASUS P5k-E (WiFi AP)
ATI HD3650

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Dual Boot, Vista disk won't boot

read up on this http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_v...step_guide.htm

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After installing Windows 10, my stripped volume became RAW in Disk Management. I tried to clean the disks and recreate a new stripped volume, but it always fails when it's formatting the volume, showing "The format did not complete successfully"
when using Disk Management and "DiskPart has encountered an error: The parameter is incorrect" when using
I then tried to create a simple volume on the dynamic disk, but it failed with the same error.

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I just reformatted a dell dimension L866R and changed the windows to xp pro. Since changing the boot order in the BIOS this message will appear. When you press any key the message just keeps repeating itself in a loop.

When you put the windows cd and don't boot from the disk windows will come up. I cannot access the BIOS to try and change the boot order which I think that it might be.

Previously the computer had windows 98SE but the video drivers would be recognized. Decided to upgrade to newer windows version.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Error message-->incorrect boot disk please insert boot disk into drive a:

Why can't you access BIOS?

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I had a fresh install of 7 and everything was working fine.
All of a sudden it starts randomly freezing and programs start responding.
I got KERNAL_PAGING_ERROR BSODs etc. and got a new disk, thinking it was that.
After cloning the new disk which didn't work, and produced loads of errors on chkdsk, I decided to do a clean install of 7.

I still keep getting "Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter", and when it does boot, it freezes all the time and every time I click the start button, it basically crashed and is messed up.

Tried new SATA cable and ports. Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 freezing, "Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter"

BIOS settings or Motherboard issues?

Have you checked with the manufacturer website for the Motherboard that you have the Windows 7 drivers?

Is your Windows 7 DVD a retail copy...or the pre release BETA....or dodgy(in which case problems might lie there)

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This sounds straight forward, but I can not figure this out I am new to this. I have a Etower 500 MHz with 192 mb's of memory and 4 gig hard drive. I used partition magic 3.5 to partition the drive inorder to try and install DOS and win98 and maybe linux. I am following the instructions from this web site here>> http://www.xperts.co.za/multi-boot/ I am using the disks that I made from downloading from this site referring to REUEL Boot disk this disk took me through the entire process. It all went great until I rebooted and I keep getting Non-System disk or disk error I have no disk's in the drives. I even installed win98 and all it did was go straight to windows. With in windows I could see the drives I partitioned all of them except the one that windows was actually on. I have done this again and again trying to see if I did anything wrong. Anybody know what is wrong?
Also can anyone tell me how to get free dos I can not figure out what files to download. The one that I am trying to install now is suppose to be mini dos 6.22. I am really new to dos so I am doing a lot of guessing.

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Hey everyone, i'm brand new to these forums! All the help I can get will be greatly appreciated! I use Win 7 Pro 64 Bit

So 2 months ago, I installed windows 7 pro with no problems at all. Fast forward to today, I decided to reformat because the boot would get stuck in the middle of trying to boot into windows, it wouldn't flash the windows logo. I didn't think much of it so I just reformatted. This is where my real troubles began.

So I reinstall windows 7 pro with no problems (the boot disk is in there the cd drive the entire time) I install my programs and what not and install my updates. All 100% Fine. Then I take out the boot disk and restart again... and I get this error message saying:

Nvidia Boot Agent 229.0525
Copyright 2001-2005 Nvidia Corp
Copyright 1997-2000 Intel Corp

Client Mac Address: 00 30 1B BC1F59 GUID: 12973077-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF

Then I press escape, then it says this:
PXE-EA0: Network Boot Canceled
PXE-M0F: Exiting Nvidia Boot Agent

So the first time I got this error, I just thought, Oh, something must have happened no big deal, so I reformatted again and again. But I kept on getting the same exact error. It'll load into windows just fine when my install disc is in the cd drive, but when I take it out, that error pops up. *My windows is authentic, each time I have been able to validate my copy.* I have tried installing from my hard drive and from the install disc with same error.*... Read more

A:Windows 7 Will Not Boot When the Boot Disk is NOT in the CD Drive!

Welcome to the Seven Forums! DoubleAKing Try not to hit the post new thread button too hard since you made a duplicate thread.

The part referring to "PXE-EA0: Network Boot Canceled" suggests one of two things upon seeing that. 1)You configured some remote access by network or 2) the wake up by Lan option in the bios may be enabled. Since the drive was reformatted you can rule out the first item right away for still seeing the same after a clean install.

With some bioses the option for creating a backup of the bios to be stored on the main drive is present where the reformat would have removed that but not answered the original problem unless deleted from drive. You may want to look in the board's manual in the section on the bios setup to what options are present as well as looking how the boot order is configured.

From there the startup repair tool can help the mbr and boot sector information.

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Hey everyone,
Well I just finished building a new PC today, the specs are as follows.

Gigabyte P-35 DS3R motherboard
Intel Q6600
8800gts 320mb
WD 320gb internal hdd sata 3gb/s
2gb ram

my problem is when I attempt to start the computer and install Windows XP, I insert the disk, change the boot order to boot from the cd/dvd, and when it attempts to boot, I receive the message "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". I'm baffled on what to do, no matter which disk drive I put it in, what order the bios boot menu is, I get the same error. I would greatly appreciate any help anyone can give me! Thank you!

A:New System Build, Xp Won't Boot From Disk, "boot Disk Failure"

If you are using an IDE optical drive be sure that the cable is not reversed. Do you have the two drives set as master and slave? Is the BIOS set to auto detect for the hdd?

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Hello all, i'm hoping someone might be able to help me (bet you get that alot). I'm only semi-tech-speak literate and i've never really "fixed" a computer before so you may have to explain some things clearly. It's a bit of a long story so please bare with me!

My home computer which runs Windows XP Pro will not start. It powers up okay but as soon Windows starts booting up it freezes. Here's what happened leading up to the event..

I noticed one day as i was diconnecting from the internet that the hard drive was doing a bit of work. I thought nothing of it as i was running photoshop at the time and assumed that it was auto-saving. So an hour or so later i tried to open Internet Connection to get back on the internet but it just wouldn't open. I thought no big deal.. i'll just restart the computer; it should work after that. But as it was firing back up, it froze on a blank black screen before the windows logo appeared. I restarted again and it gave me the options of starting windows normally, with the last working settings or in safe-mode. I tried all modes but nothing worked. Starting windows normally would freeze on the current screen displaying start-up options. Starting with last working settings, a dotted grey bar appears at the bottom of the screen which loads fully then freezes there. Any variation of safe mode goes through what i assume are it's checks (looks like a long list of file names) then freezes when it gets to a file which ends with "\WIND... Read more

A:Windows XP will not boot - even from boot disk.

Greetings Sam L...Welcome to TSF!


I noticed one day as i was disconnecting from the internet that the hard drive was doing a bit of work. I thought nothing of it as i was running photoshop at the time and assumed that it was auto-saving.

This is interesting....was the HDD making any 'rattly' type noises at the time?
If so, it is possible that your HDD may have failed on you.

My recommendation would be to go to the HDD manufacturer's website and download their HDD diagnostic tools and run the diagnostic tests to see if this is actually the case....should the 'tool' say that "the HDD has had its day", then you will need to replace it.
(The file is usually a .zip file, and once extracted will fit on a bootable floppy which the diagnostic tool will create.)

Having said that, there are ways of retrieving your data from the 'sick HDD' should this be the case, but do not worry about this until we have the results of the diagnostics.

Give this a try and report back with any further questions/concerns.

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My sys will not start up I just get a error and will not even show up the window logo.

I tryed to put my Windows XP Home and Professional and Linx in the dive and there ware no boot from disk.

I cannot get in safe mode two.

Pzz Help me.


Ps. Sorry about my bad spilling

A:Windows XP will not boot - even from boot disk

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I get a message that Windows failed.
Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

It instructs me to insert the windows installation disc, restart, and run "repair your computer".  However, I did not receive an installation disc, only a utilities disk (which does not boot)
What do I do now?

A:Inspiron M5030 recovery boot issue. Recovery disk does full restore and starts Win7, which operates fine. But on restart, windows will not boot.

1. Reseat the hard disk drives, reseat the controller and monitor. 2. Perform chkdsk /r on the RAID volume. 3. Run diagnostics on the hard disk drives and controller and replace as necessary.
Additional Information:
Event ID 1001 is logged in the System event log. Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting Date: 12.08.2013 11:23:04 Event ID: 1001 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: server.domain.com Description: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000f4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xfffffa800644ab30, 0xfffffa800644ae10, 0xfffff80001be07b0). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 031214-68266-01 Review of the memory dump files using Debugging Tools for Windows will result in output similar to the following.BugCheck 7A, {fffff6fc40040128, ffffffffc000000e, 6454cbe0, fffff88008025000} Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+36c1a ) Debugging Details: ------------------ ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc000000e - A device which does not exist was specified. DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardwareBugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8006332b30, fffffa8006332e10, fffff80001b8e7b0} ----- ETW minidump data unavailable----- Probably caused by : csrss.exe CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4)
Look below for more details
Source : www.dell.com/.../EN

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Ok. I will list every detail of the problem and of my trials to solve it so that you could have as clear an idea as possible. Thanks in advance. I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROBLEM FOR HOURS SO IT WOULD BE GREAAAAAAATLY APPRECIATED if anybody could help me out!

I was trying to install Ubuntu, so need to boot from CD ( i know i can do that directly in windows using wubi, but that's not what I want to do. I am just trying to boot from CD and install Ubuntu on an allocation of memory i had set free for it.). I set the boot sequence to be 1.CD-ROM 2.Hard-disk 3.Removable. However, even under this settings my computer still directly goes to Windows. *:I do notice the CD-drive working at the beginning of the start-up, but then Windows comes out eventually *
So I figured the problem might be the system did try to boot from CD but failed, so it then boots from harddisk and found Windows. Therefore I went into BIOS and set all 3 booting devices to be CD-ROM, then restarted. Now I have this error message : disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

The CD is good, because i tried to boot my laptop from it and it works well.

I tried to upgrade my BIOS but couldn't because the system showed the same message when i tried to boot from the BIOS flash disk.

5. I built this desktop from scratch up, and when I first tried to install an OS to it, I used a CD and it booted well.. which is about 6 months ago. I never tried to boot it from CD since then. I ... Read more

A:cant boot from CD "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

After reading through step 4 above, I don't need to go further.

Some optical drives fail in such a way as to work fine reading a disk in Windows but will not boot from a bootable disk. Replace the optical drive with a known-good one you may have access to and see what happens.

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