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

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

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?

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Preferred Solution: Inspiron M5030 recovery boot issue. Recovery disk does full restore and starts Win7, which operates fine. But on restart, windows will not 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: 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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I made a recovery/repair DVD and booted up from it. It located my Windows OS on drive C:. Then it gave me a strange menu: Recovery disk Repair Windows Boot Manager Add startup option: Windows Recovery Environment (repaired) These were my only choices. I could not get to the Recovery Console or other menu without accepting the repair. Right now, nothing is broken. Windows boots normally every day. I am afraid if I let the new disk make a "repair," it may really give me a problem. What to do? Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. I had not made a repair disk before because I had installed Acronis backup, which prevented it. It was only yesterday that I found the registry edits needed after uninstalling Acronis so that Windows Backup would run.

A:Recovery disk says Repair Windows Boot Manager but OS is booting fine

I wouldn't be afraid of running an offered Repair, and would probably after reboot go back to run a couple more Startup Repairs to see if it finds anything else. It isn't going to harm anything and may find more to correct as it already has.

You can also post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image which will tell us if it's correctly configured.

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I have an Inspiron (Dell), 1545. At first it would not boot at all, kept getting error message "missing or corrupt MpFilter.sys, reinstall windows. My good computer (netbook), has no optical drive. So I created a bootable USB, and put a windows Vista ISO on it. It booted, put I still cant do anything, when I get to the part where I hit F8, and I have all the safe mode options, the "repair computer" option is not there. So I said "Uncle", contacted Dell, and they sent me the recovery installation disks. So I figured I am home free. I told the computer to boot off the DVD and it tells me it cant find any bootable media. I want to restore the computer to the original factory configuration. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks

John Koppenhaver

A:Inspiron 1545, won't boot from recovery disk

Did you remember to "Save & Exit" (F10) after changing the first boot device to "DVD drive" in BIOS Setup?

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As suggested in title.  Laptop is less than week old, and it did successfully work Thursday Night.  Since then, powering up does not work without A/C Power. P71 Thinkpad.  

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Appreciate any help anyone can give me here.

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

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

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

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

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

If it still wont start follow this tutorial.

Create a Recovery Disc

Then this tutorial.

Startup Repair

Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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Hi, I already posted my case Here but was told to try again in this forum. I've also attached the DDS files requested. please see if you can help me,ThibauldEdit: sorry for attaching the attach.txt file, just saw I shouldnt have

A:Failing to boot windows, system recovery always starts.

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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Hello,

This is my first time posting here, I hope you will be able to help me.

My issue is very similar to the one shown in this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic395047.html

2 Days ago my desktop running windows 7 ultimate 64- bits suddenly crashed, showing nothing but a black screen a bit less than a minute after starting up a game. A few seconds later my computer automatically rebooted and the repair tool launched. After it was done I took a look at the report and all it could find that was broken was ci.dll, the same as in previously mentioned topic. I ran CHKDSK and scf /scannow after that, but they couldnt fix anything or find any bad sectors. I could not boot windows unless i disabled driver signing as well, however I never get any BSOD's. My system is also a bit slower as well, but not that slow. After looking at the previously mentioned topic i downloaded FRTS64 and ran it as well, I've attached the log. (No, I did not run the code that you warned not to use on a different system and on a different machine )

I'm also experiencing the same browser issues. When i enter an invalid URL I'm being forwarded to the http://Ziggo.nl website, my ISP. Also the first two times I tried to open my browser nothing happened. I waited about 15 seconds, tried again and then it opened.

I think it might be a virus as well, im using P2P a lot as well though i havent downloaded anything weird in a long while. My last 100-ish downloads (all fansub... Read more

A:Failing to boot windows, system recovery always starts.

Apparently I fail at uploading files, here im trying again...

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Hi everyone, I need some help here.My HP envy m7 J010dx is working perfectly with my original hard drive (1TB).I'm preparing a second HDD(NEW 320GB) as backup.So I took off the orignal HDD(1TB) and replace it with the NEW HDD (320GB) and trying to do a full system recovery with the HP recovery DVD's.After the Full system recovery was done and the laptop need to be restarted to continue, the laptop keeps restarting on the windows 8 logo.I think it says Boot device not found. Also a test using the HP hardware UEFI diagnostics tool and everything pass.Replacing the NEW HDD with the Old original HDD and it boot up normally.What can go wrong here in this case? Thank you very much for the help. RegardsJohn

A:windows won't boot up after full system recovery with new HD...

Which type, brand and model of hard disk was it?  There is nothing called a "full system recovery". Please use the terms as described in the HP Recovery Manager. Was it a Factory image recovery?

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Summary:

During Windows 7 re-install the installation process does not detect the new, larger hard drive and claims I should "load drivers" in order to find it. The hard drive manufacturer and PC manufacturer don't appear to offer HDD drivers (or SATA controller drivers) that I have been able to find so far.

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Long Version:

I had to locate a valid windows iso file since one was not provided with my refurbished OEM machine. After locating one, based on the advice of this thread, I checked SHA1 hash from the image and compared it against the hash values on this site to make sure my iso was valid (I actually found and discarded 2 other images that had been modified before finding one that matched).

After finding a valid iso, I started up the install and ran into the new-hdd-not-found problem. The existing smaller hard drive that has my current install of windows on it is detected. The new hdd is also showing up fine in the BIOS, and if I allow the current Windows install to boot up the drive shows up and I can use it normally (move files to/from it, reformat, etc).

According to this page from the HDD manufacturer, I actually need SATA controller drivers instead of hdd drivers for this step. I know that's a Seagate page. Apparently these Samsung drives are manufactured by Seagate? The closest I've come to finding SATA drivers is from this page although it seems as though its for a completely different machine, but I was going to try the drivers out anyway sinc... Read more

A:HDD not detected during re-install, but operates fine on boot

Unplug the other hard drive, boot the installer to see if the HD is seen now. Confirm it still remains seen in BIOS setup.

How was the confirmed ISO burned to disk or stick? Try a new disk using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool

Win7 has the SATA drivers in the disk so the prompt for them is almost always due to a bad installer. If you are trying a DVD install, try instead a flash stick using tool above. If you have a UEFI BIOS use Option One of UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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Hello,
I was having issues with my system so decided to restore back to my Macrium gold copy of a clean install.
I have two drives in my PC, on SSD for the Win7 OS and one HDD for data/backup. I had a copy of my gold Win7 as a partition on the HDD. When I went through the recovery process, all seemed to work fine and I'm typing this on the recovered PC. However, it looks like my "System" is on the SSD and "Boot" is on the HDD. I'm really confused. I can go to the boot menu on startup and select the SSD and everything comes up fine but I'm loading the same Win7 OS no matter what drive I'm booting from. My gold Win7 copy didn't have Chrome installed or my owncloud client and those installed programs show up from whatever disk I boot from in the boot menu (if I hit ESC during the startup screen and go to the boot list).

I've gone to diskpart and tried to set disk1 partition 2 as active but that didn't do anything.
Appreciate the help.

A:Recovery with Macrium Reflect Free - strange boot disk issue

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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Hello

As my Acer Aspire 4920G's factory-fitted hard drive (160GB SATA) died last week, I bought a new WD 250GB SATA and installed it.

Luckily I've burnt two recovery DVDs the day after I've bought my laptop in 2007. So according to Acer's yada yada... these two DVDs can recover my laptop into its factory setting. (These are bootable DVDs..and they boots fine)

However, when I tried to recover using these disks, the Acer recovery programme said, no valid partitions found (even after I've installed the new WD HDD). Then, I borrowed a Vista Ultimate disk from a friend of mine and created two partitions on the new HDD.

Aftet that, I booted from Acer recovery disks and let it continue...wow... this time it worked...

After about 10 minutes the Acer recovery console told me that everything's been recovered... you may reboot the machine...

So that's what I did...then what... the machine gives me the POST Beep noise.. but with a blinking hyphen at the top left corner of a black screen... with no HDD activity visible. I waited and waited... nothing happened.. so I kept pressing keys of the keyboard... after a short while.. the PC speaker started giving me BEEP BEEP noises constantly.... without any progress...

So I tried to re-boot from my friend's Windows Vista Ultimate CD and used the Windows Boot Recovery facility. Then it gave me an error message saying... "Windows found an error... but it cannot be fixed." then I checked the DETAILS... it said.. &qu... Read more

A:Windows Vista won't boot after new HDD and full bootable recovery

Hi I have an Advent 5431 with a similar problem the only difference it that I haven't installed a new hard drive. I can't reboot from the recovery disks, hence black screen. I am using Vista (home) OS. I don't know if it could work for you but another forum suggested using the 'Ultimate boot CD' (www.ultimatebootcd.com), I downloaded from PC world as it was easier than using their homepage. It hasn't worked for me, but you never know, it could work for you. If you find a cure, can you please let me know. Best regards, Mick. User name Twizzle.

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My laptop is a Medion Erazer x6816, it has worked great for two years, and then today it decided not to boot. I did not install anything or changed anything yesterday, just used my computer as usual. I just put it on hibernation mode before going to bed, and this morning it wouldn't start, so I turned it off pressing the "on" button... and since then it has not worked.
When I start the laptop, it will tell me to choose between repair mode, or start windows normally. No matter what I choose, the same happens: A message and a white loading bar appears indicating that "windows is loading files" (Which usually does not appear when booting it) and then the usual green loading windows bar and the words "microsoft corporation" appear on screen, but just for a second as it suddenly becomes a completely black screen and does nothing else.
I have waited on this black screen for about 4 hours and it did not change. Nevertheless, about 2 or 3 times (I have tried booting it all over again about 30 times) I have got a black screen with a white computer mouse I can move around, but do nothing else.
If I boot from the recovery disk, or windows 7 disk, I get the same result. Windows is loading files, green bar for a sec, black screen and nothing else.

I unplugged every USB device, tried with no success "safe mode" and also "last working windows configuration", and I don't know what else to do.

I just burnt an Ubuntu DVD a... Read more

A:Windows 7 will not boot, Recovery Disk will also not work

Windows 7 doesn't have a green bar while booting up, maybe you are talking about Vista ?
 

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A friend has given me her laptop to to repair an issue. Initially it was only a 90B fan not working, which I repaired by removing fluff in her fan. Laptop now shows a collection of HDD errors - I/O error, and NTOSKRNL.EXE kernel corruption (0XC00000E9) on the blue screen and drive 303 in BIOS diskcheck. When the system attempts repair the screen goes blocky/glitchy. She has lost her windows disk in a house move and Microsoft won't let me download a new one to attempt reinstall suggesting I contact HP for it instead, but HP's website won't let me do that either as the product is out of warrantee and just bounces me all over the place.Any help appreciated!ThanksSoph.

A:Boot Error - Need Windows 7 recovery disk ISO

Hi: What is the full model number or product number of your PC? The product number can be found on the same sticker as the serial number.

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I have a sony Vaio laptop VGN FS515 H.
I want to use his Recovery Tools by pressing F10 when the laptop boot.

The problem is that the recovery partition (OEM) won't boot and an error message says :"that my partition of my Hard disk is dynamic and it should Base in oreder to let the procedure of recovery begins.
I used utility like EaseUs and Partition Wizard to change my hard disk from dynamic to Basic ,
but They don't do any thing.
I checked my hard disk it's always dynamique, and I can't boot from my recovery

How can I solve that issue?

A:Can't boot from an OEM Recovery, error : can't boot from dynamic disk

When, how, and why did your hard drive become a "dynamic disk"??

It should be "Basic" in nearly all situations.

Exactly, I say exactly, what happened when you tried to use Partition Wizard to change to Basic?

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Hello, my HD is divided in 3 parts which was: i had dual boot with windows xp 64, windows 7 64, and another windows xp 64(this is a old installion which i had problems with system files) but the help i want ask here is because i of that fault windows xp i installed a new copy in this new copy i messed the boot with easy bcd i deleted windows 7 informations now im not able to boot into windows 7 i was able to fix the windows xp boot using the cd repair console and the command bootfix, but now i need fix the windows 7, i have the cd but the cd installs the home edition and the windows 7 i have is the ultimate so im not sure if it works for recoverng the boot... also i'm afraid of trying it and it deleting the windowsxp boot information.
p.s when i boot i the computer shows me 2 options to boot into the old xp installation and the new so it shows:
windows xp professional
windows 7 (i added from easy bcd, but it has no boot information at all, nothing)
so i choose windows xp and then appear other options:
windows xp on D:/
windows xp on E:/
this is pretty annoying... someone help me please? Forgive my english language i tried my best to be clear.

A:Dual boot recovery - windows 7 boot recovery

If you boot from a Win7 DVD, you should be able to run Startup Repair without reinstalling the OS. You might need to run it three times to get startup working again.

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I'm trying to fix a PC for a relative. The problem is that it wont reboot at all after it got the blue screen at start up. The computer would continuously reboot until you turned it off. It's not possible to boot into safe mode either.

I have tried booting from a Windows XP disc. The CD drive recognises the disc and begins to boot. It will get so far and then get the error message "File sbp2port.sys is corrupted. Press any key to continue"

Doing this only results in the computer rebooting again and being stuck in a loop.

Any help or advice is much appreciated.

Jamie.
 

A:Solved: Windows XP wont boot at all and recovery disk fails

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EDIT:
I posted this here because it all started with a BSOD. User of the computer got the following error in Outlook: 0-8007000E (Your system needs more memory or system resources. Close some windows and try again)
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Hello Seven Forums,

I'm currently facing an issue with Windows. I got asked to repair this PC, but they ran into another issue than I did.
They couldn't get the PC to boot because it gave them a BSOD. Now, when I just started the PC, there's not a single BSOD and it runs fine, untill the "Windows Logon" screen. It doesn't load. There's a cursor and all, but the actual screen isn't popping up.

I had some heavy google sessions, with no result so far. I tried to press "Ctrl + Alt + Delete" to get the taskmanager opened, then starting "Explorer.exe", but the taskmanager didn't even load.
Now, after inserting my Windows 7 Home Premium disk (OEM), and tried to run a recovery, it took about 30 minutes to come up with this error:

Code:
Problemsignature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problemsignature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problemsignature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problemsignature 03: unknown
Problemsignature 04: 718
Problemsignature 05: ExternalMedia
Problemsignature 06: 1
Problemsignature 07: BadDriver
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1043
I have fixed these problems before, but only with wiping the whole disk and doing a clean install. But is there another way? It's not my own computer, I do not know wh... Read more

A:Windows Boot Recovery won't solve issue StartRepairOffline

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cyberuben


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EDIT:
I posted this here because it all started with a BSOD. User of the computer got the following error in Outlook: 0-8007000E (Your system needs more memory or system resources. Close some windows and try again)
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Hello Seven Forums,

I'm currently facing an issue with Windows. I got asked to repair this PC, but they ran into another issue than I did.
They couldn't get the PC to boot because it gave them a BSOD. Now, when I just started the PC, there's not a single BSOD and it runs fine, untill the "Windows Logon" screen. It doesn't load. There's a cursor and all, but the actual screen isn't popping up.

I had some heavy google sessions, with no result so far. I tried to press "Ctrl + Alt + Delete" to get the taskmanager opened, then starting "Explorer.exe", but the taskmanager didn't even load.
Now, after inserting my Windows 7 Home Premium disk (OEM), and tried to run a recovery, it took about 30 minutes to come up with this error:

Code:
Problemsignature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problemsignature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problemsignature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problemsignature 03: unknown
Problemsignature 04: 718
Problemsignature 05: ExternalMedia
Problemsignature 06: 1
Problemsignature 07: BadDriver
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1043
I have fixed these problems before, but only with wiping the whole disk and doing a clean in... Read more

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I just got a new Windows 8.1 PC and it works fine. As a recovery precaution I made a Windows 8.1 recovery disk on a brand new PNY USB 2.0 flash thumb drive (32GB drive) using the Windows 8.1 Control Panel Advanced Recovery tools "Create a Recovery drive" selection. I also indicated to copy the recovery partition from the PC when making this (but I don't delete this partition on the PC). So I thought I would test this recovery drive to see if I can boot from it. I insert the USB flash drive into a USB 2.0 port on the PC and restart the PC. I hit F12 during the PC boot process and select this disk as the temporary boot disk and hit return. The PC then gives me an error message screen basically saying
"Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer." If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors."

So I'm a little confused as to why the successfully just created recovery drive is giving me this error. I'll try another USB thumb drive to see if that makes a difference but I'm guessing it won't so thought I'd ask about this... Read more

A:Just created Windows 8.1 recovery disk (usb) gives Boot config data error

You are going to have to make the thumb drive bootable BEFORE you add any files to it... Try using these instructions:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

So, the recovery disks are fine.

I'm not sure what else to do.

Any help will be appreciated.

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

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

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

Let either run to completion undisturbed.

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

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

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I recently restored my system to restore point set prior to a failed upgrade to W10 . The restore was "successful" but then... When I boot up, I get normal login but when I enter my password system tells me it is setting up my desktop??  Then it stalls in never never land. When I  boot in safe mode I get my normal desktop but not much works including networking. Most anything I try yields an explorer  error message that the file or resource cannot be found, etc.  Curiously I can open any PDF file with Acrobat and I can even browse and load  other PDF files on the hard disk from within acrobat. I ran boot log and in fact most of the the drivers other than sysroot... did not load. I tried all of the repair options provided by HP and microsoft without success.  So I decided to restore using a set of disks I dutifully prepared when I recently moved my system.  Unfortunately the restore from disk option cannot find the boot file on disk #1.  When I put the disk in another machine I see a normal set of foders including one named "Boot"??I REALLY want to get my system back to what I had when I exeuted  the restore to restore point!

A:System Restore issues Recovery from recovery disk set disk#1...

Be sure disc 1 is clean and no scratches and try again,

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I have a Dell Inspiron M5110, I'm using windows 7 ultimate but the recovery Disk is driving me crazy, it keeps on bringing up the out of space warning and then it will only automatically clean up maximum of 2MB. I have read many forums about this and tried everything but nothing seems to work and keeps on filling up the free space automatically. It's affecting the computer's perfomance, it is stopping the internet pages from uploading properly, I cant chat or sign in to Skype, so basically the computer is useless to me except for intertainment. What can I do to solve this problem, I have run out of Ideas and I'm just an amatuer at computers.

A:Windows 7 Recovery Disk always full

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

It sounds as though you have been using the recovery partition to store files, which is why you're getting this message flagged up.

The recovery partition holds your Dell computer factory restore files and should NOT be used for anything else.

I was going to suggest you have a look inside this partition and move or delete any non-Dell files, but as by your own admission you are not computer-savvy yet, it may be easier for you to carry out a Dell factory restore providing you have created a set of recovery discs.

http://support.euro.dell.com/support...n&s=dhs&~ck=mn

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Hello! I followed the steps below: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03737312 However, there is no files shown other than important system files, and my computer still says that the recovery disk D: is full. I have created a screenshot of the issue. Can someone tell me my next step? 

A:Recovery Disk Full Windows 10

All Recovery partitions will show as full. Mine shows 1.5gb free . That is because HP  made the partition using minimum required space to store the recovery files needed.

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Evening all,

I'm having a weird issue concerning Windows 7 Home Premium, running SP-1, 64-Bit Edition. To fully explain what's happening, please note that I will state everything that happened leading up to the issue to better portray my problem.

This morning I woke up and the first thing I always do is switch on my PC to check email and to have a quick chat with my friend who lives In Australia before it get's late over there. My PC was on, running S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat via steam at the time, whilst still talking to my friend in Australia. Whilst typing to him, my system locked up mid sentence.

I left it for 15 minutes, got Coffee to wake up, still froze.. I had no choice to manually switch it off via the Power Button on the Tower. When I switch the tower back on, I had no Display on the screen. Now, this isn't actually the problem, I've fixed this kind of issue on a friends PC before and knew straight away my Memory Modules had just died. I removed the RAM, switched on, waited for the long Beep to confirm my Mobo was still breathing.. Placed one Module back in, black screen, tried the other etc etc.. Simple fix, get my spare RAM that I saved from an older build, stuck them in, powered up.

At this point I had to fix a corrupt winload.exe (Or similar) likely due to me having to turn the power off manually.. I hit the Recovery Console, let Window's do it stuff, corrupt file repaired, hello desktop..Just to confirm it wasn't a o... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 - Cannot Boot Windows/Safe Mode/Recovery/Disk

Hmmm, It seems I've just resolved my own issue.

I didn't realise but I seem to have replaced my 4GB (2x 2GB) with a mixed pair, although they both worked fine at first. I've removed one and replaced It with It's partner, now the PC seems to work fine. I'm typing this post from It, so, so far so good.

It was to my understanding Memory Modules worked fine in a mixed pair, the only downfall being they would be as fast as the slowest module?

Either way, issue resolved.
 

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Need command prompts I can follow to reboot in xp recovery console with partitioned drive/
Message is bad shutdown or harware,due to me trying to remove trojan from startup in msconfig/access deniedfrom trojan IS 2010

A:need command prompts in windows recovery console to regain boot without disk on partioned drive with xp

Need more info pepperonione1

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I've successfully created a USB flash recovery drive using Backup and Recovery. But I can't boot from it. I get a Windows screen that starts with "Windows failed to start" and the reason is that "a necessary device isn't connected". The BIOS correctly identifies the USB drive but I get this problem every time, both in UEFI and legacy mode. I have no problems with the USB ports when Windows is running.
I'm running Windows 8.1 on a machine that was originally Windows 8. I can't see why this should be a problem at boot level. It may be significant that I can't make a recovery disc using Windows; it gets as far as "copying utilities" then freezes for a while before announcing a problem.
The Windows installation DVD does boot OK but this only offers complete reinstallation, not factory restore.
Has anyone else had this problem, and maybe solved it? What am I doing wrong, if anything? I'm fairly sure I made a recovery disc that worked a while ago, but I can't swear to it!
Neil

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Hello,
 
Yesterday i tried to install the firstrowapp and AVG found a trojan, I thought I had removed it but when I tried to boot my pc this morning, it won't load Windows, not even safemode.
 
 I keep getting the System Recovery options and I've tried everything it tells me to but nothing works. I really don't want to format it all again.
 
I read a topic here that used Farbar Recovery Scan and here's my log:
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 25-08-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on 25-08-2013 08:39:51
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Ultimate (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 8
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
HKLM\...\RunOnce: [*Restore] - C:\Windows\system32\rstrui.exe /RUNONCE [296960 2009-07-13] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [AVG_TRAY] - C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe [2598520 2012-11-19] (AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [{0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe [479232 2005-07-15] (Google Inc.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [APSDaemon] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe [59280 2012-11-28] (Apple Inc.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [iTunesHelper] - C:\Program Files (x86)\iTun... Read more

A:Win7 won't boot and system recovery won't help

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I need a way to clear space in my recovery disk because it is starting to make my desktop shut down, i have a lot of VCL media player files on it and I'd like to convince my aunt that I know what I'm doing when I tell her all I have to do is save them to a flash drive and she wont lose them. They take up a lot of space and if I were to delete them, it would probably save the poor computer's life. Thanks :) -Amberhi

A:Windows Vista, Recovery disk (D:) is full.

Hello amberhi & welcome to TSF

I don't think less free space in the Recovery drive could lead to shut downs. What makes you think so? Can you please describe exactly when the shut down happens?

Yes, it's completely safe to move the data to a pendrive, but I suggest you get a larger hard drive because over time (a few years), flash drives tend to fail.

You can check out the link Is Your PC Running Slow...? in my signature and follow the suggestions there.

Please post back.

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I'm working on a friends Inspiron 3646, and it's infested with malware and viruses to the point that it wasn't worth fighting and I thought I would just back up their data and recover the machine back to factory.
When I started, the computer was running Windows 10, the recovery partition apparently puts it back to Windows 8.1, which isn't a problem in and of itself, but I noticed that when asking Windows Updates to check for updates, it would just spin, forever.  I tried waiting 8+ hours.
After banging my head against this problem for a day or more and trying dozens of fixes, I assumed maybe my fixes made the problem worse, and tried another recovery, but nope.  Same problem.
So it looks like the copy of Windows 8.1 on the recovery partition doesn't want to play nice with Microsoft, and so here we are.  Things I've tried:

Two full system recoveries, obviously
Dell Backup and Recovery tools to analyze the disk, etc, no errors found
Windows Update Troubleshooter (it found two errors and fixed them (Potential Windows Update Database error detected 0x80070490 / Windows Update component must be repaired) but didn't fix the problem.
Chkdsk /r
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth (The restore operation completed successfully.  The component store corruption was repaired.  The operation completed successfully) but didn't fix the problem.
sfc /scannow (did not find any integrity violations).
Disabling update service and e... Read more

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I made an installation error of an Exit shortcut and now it automatically begins a shutdown shortly after entering my password. This happens at every bootup and I have no time to do anything about it. I need to get to the Restore function at startup. The screen is a standard one from HP offering F11 System Recovery. I can get to the bios and diagnosis and Boot, but pressing F11 does nothing. Holding it down or tapping it makes no difference. Once I enter my password and the tiles appear the shutdown process beings anew.

How can I get to the restore function or to something where I can correct my stupid mistake? I do have an ISO DVD to fall back on. TIA

A:On boot F11 will not start restore/recovery

Welcome to EightForums.

Try a Refresh first:
Refresh Windows 8

If no go, do a Reset:
Reset Windows 8

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Hi, i have a hp pavillion p6 2000 ukm. Recently i started getting error messages about my HDD saying it was failing. I recently bought a new HDD for my pc. I hooked it up correctly and it said i needed recovery disc/ boot disc.  To my knowledge when i bought this pc there was no windows 7 disc. I know on desktops now you create your own. My question is.... how do i get windows 7 installed on my new hdd when i hook it up? I am just looking for the iso windows 7 i think its called, but i cant find any .iso file.  Im just looking to install windows 7 on my new HDD i dont need any of my other files like music etc. Im looking to get my HDD installed with windows 7 where it has IE and i can go back to  installing everything i previously had. Should u be using "create a system image"? Its a large file and probably requires 7+ dvd discs is it my only option? I have my 25 key windows 7 as well. Any help is aprreciated thanks.











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A:Recovery disk/boot on a new HDD?

Hey , here is the contact number, 02076600596 

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I recently bought recovery disks from HP. I wanted to reset the PC but while booting from recovery disk, it shows that some part is missing or "you don't have the required disk, contact administrator". Please help me with this

A:Could not boot from recovery disk

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to make sure you change the BIOS setting to allow the PC to boot from a DVD. See this guide for more info. http://www.support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03736054/

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Hi, I have a big problem. I have (had) a dual boot with Windows 8.1 and win7 and I was using EasyBCD to edit the boot order. Now, when I try to reboot, I get a blue screen - saying 'RECOVERY - Your PC needs to be repaired'. I have a bootable USB recovery medium for win 8 but the problem is that I can't boot to it and fix the problem because I can't access the boot menu in my BIOS. The usual F12 option to select the boot device isn't showing up no matter what I do. I read that it has something to do with Windows 8's hybrid shutdown system. Is there any way to get out of this 'hybrid shutdown' so I can once again access the boot menu? Please help!

A:HELP - I can't boot to win 8 recovery disk....

Phew! Problem solved. Had to open up PC, disconnect main HD and then it booted straight from the USB recovery drive. Then I plugged main HD back in and went through the startup repair procedure. Sweet!

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Hi,
my hp dv6443 laptop harddrive was erased by killdisk to get rid of scripts or whatever was causing the sluggish performance. The windows version was Vista home. When trying to reboot from the original disk recovery cd to get the maching working again, the err2err3 displayed at start up. I have read about creating a bootable cd with partition recovery, but have been unable to figure out how to create one. I can drop the free partition builder programs onto a cd, but I don't know how to make it "bootable". But I may be going down the wrong path. Any ideas? Is this problem fixable, or should I just throw the computer away. Thanks!
 

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My 4 year old Dell Inspiron 620 got a bug a few months ago, I did get the mal ware eliminated but the Windows was locked in some kind of generic version. I started using my newer PC with windows 8 so this one was off for a few months....when I tried to restart to use as a LAN PC for downloads, all I get is a power on beep, and a black screen, no hard disk working sounds...nada
I have tried using the original Windows 7 install disk, nothing still and I have no boot disk.
How can I make a boot / recovery disk and or download on my good PC to try to get the older 620 up and running.
thanks Ethernet buds
 

A:recovery disk for inspiron 620 windows 7 32 bit

If your hard drive is not working at all or not being detected you want to resolve that issue before doing anything else. Check to see if the hard drive is loose or if a cable (data or power) connection is loose.

I have tried using the original Windows 7 install disk, nothing still and I have no boot disk. Click to expand...

What do you mean by "have no boot disk"? A Windows installation DVD is bootable.
 

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Hello everyone,

I had a computer with windows 7 home premium x64. A while ago I decided that I wanted to up grade to windows 8 and so I partitioned my os drive and installed (OEM) windows 8 Pro on the new partition. During the set up I was able to set up a duel boot system with windows 8 and windows 7. When I look at the drive structure I noticed that there isn't a system recovery partition for windows 7 or windows 8.

I would like to generate a system recovery partition for windows 8 and remove windows 7 but I am not sure how to go about doing this. Could someone point me in the correct direction?

Thanks
-S

A:remove win7 from duel boot sys w/o sys recovery partition?

Do you mean the OEM System Recovery Partition?
If YES, only on PC's with Windows 8 Pre-installed by the OEM.
To delete OS:
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 7
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 8

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

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

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

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

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

System restore, fixmbr, and fixboot all dont work.

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

A:Unable to boot win7, recovery console unresponsive

Hello Zhall and welcome to Seven Forums!

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

Close Command Prompt and try to boot again.

I hope that will help
Trinty

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Ok, so my laptop (a Sager notebook) has Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it. For the past month or so, whenever I shutdown it'll say installing update 1 of 1 and then when I go to reboot, it will say applying updates x out of 35,xxx. Well, it'll always fail and I'll have to do a system recovery. Yesterday, I forgot to plug my pc into the power source and it died in the middle of the updates it does at boot. Now, it'll say updating 2 of 35,xxx and then I have the option of doing system recovery. That doesn't work at all. Neither does trying to use a restore point. They all say failed to extract a file D:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\en-US\hmmapi.dll.mui from the restore point. I've tried deleting that individual file (not sure if that was a good idea), but it says the file path doesn't exist. I've tried chkdsk on D, but that doesn't fix the problem either. Can't do a sfc /scannow because a system recovery is in process and I'm told to reboot, but that just continues in a cycle. I'm having my mom send me the recovery disk, and I hope that can help. I have no options left except to attempt to use Ubuntu Live, boot from the disc, transfer whatever info I want to keep, and then do a reinstall. Anyone have any helpful suggestions? Not having the best weekend and I'm at my wits end :/

A:Not able to boot. no help from system recovery or restore points

  
Quote: Originally Posted by EmDubYa


Ok, so my laptop (a Sager notebook) has Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it. For the past month or so, whenever I shutdown it'll say installing update 1 of 1 and then when I go to reboot, it will say applying updates x out of 35,xxx. Well, it'll always fail and I'll have to do a system recovery. Yesterday, I forgot to plug my pc into the power source and it died in the middle of the updates it does at boot. Now, it'll say updating 2 of 35,xxx and then I have the option of doing system recovery. That doesn't work at all. Neither does trying to use a restore point. They all say failed to extract a file D:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\en-US\hmmapi.dll.mui from the restore point. I've tried deleting that individual file (not sure if that was a good idea), but it says the file path doesn't exist. I've tried chkdsk on D, but that doesn't fix the problem either. Can't do a sfc /scannow because a system recovery is in process and I'm told to reboot, but that just continues in a cycle. I'm having my mom send me the recovery disk, and I hope that can help. I have no options left except to attempt to use Ubuntu Live, boot from the disc, transfer whatever info I want to keep, and then do a reinstall. Anyone have any helpful suggestions? Not having the best weekend and I'm at my wits end :/


For clarification, are you stating there are over 35,000 updates?

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Hi guys, I have a problem with my Win7 x64 installation. I have played with a Playstation3 HDD and I have really screwed my win7 partition table.

I have tried booting with the setup dvd and tried everything there (startup repair, bootfix from cmd, etc) but nothing seems to work.

I have next booted Hiren's Live XP and I can see my partitions (btw what is the small 100mb partition called system reserved?). I have found a folder called Recovery on my boot partition which contains a large file called winre.wim, can I use this to restore my boot from System Image Recovery ? If yes, how do I do that? (remember that win setup doesn't see my partitions) I have copied the whole recovery folder to an usb stick, but when I get to System Image recovery it doesn't find it...

Please help!

Thanks in advance.

LE: (thanks mod for proper edit of the post)

A:Can I use this to restore my boot from System Image Recovery ?

You can't boot into Windows? If so post a screen shot of your disk management window.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

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So, I got a Inspiron 3537 i5. Nice laptop for it's price. Downloaded all the manuals, made my recovery DVDs. All was well in my world.
First thing I noticed is that there is no info in the manuals for tweaking the BIOS and since it is my first experience with a UEFI bios I was a bit disappointed. Is there a manual available for it?
Next I upgraded ATI Drivers to 13.12. I am an old user who always knew that updates were usually a good thing to do. Got in the same problem as many others with PC screen not waking up from sleep.
Thought I would do a recovery from the disk, but after trying various combinations (Ctl+F11, F8, F12 etc) I couldn't find a way to boot in the Recovery console. I did the recovery from my DVD and the laptop works fine.
Does anybody know how to add in UEFI bios a boot option to the Recovery partition? I undersstand that I have to create a new boot option using "Add boot option" and the two options available are to boot to the 1st (windows EFI) or 2nd (recovery partition), but the path for the recovery efi file to be loaded is unknown (+ you can't have access to the recovery partition to see the contents of it from windows). Any suggestions?

A:Inspiron 3537: Boot to Dell recovery UEFI Bios

Still haven't found a bios manual, but anyway. I found a combination of drivers for graphics that does work and allows sleep function without a glitch.
amd-catalyst-15.7-without-dotnet45-win8.1-64bit
Intel_Iris_15.36.21.64.4222
Uninstalled amd (complete), reboot, intall iris, reboot, install latest amd. Ati probably fixed the issue that did not allow wake from sleep. I downloaded them using amdautodetect utility and intel driver update utility.

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Hi there,

Am writing this on my phone seeing as I cannot use my laptop any more so please bear with me!

Ok here is a potted history of the problems I have had:

After numerous hard resets due to my 2010 Dell Inspiron Laptop overheating or crashing, I discovered through the SMART utility that there were 14 sectors 'pending'. During a mass transfer of photos etc from my camera to picasa, it crashed again due to overheating. Thereafter, the HD light would permanently remain on when I tried to open the folder containing the photos I was transferring. This indicated to me that there was some corruption or similar defect in there at that location....

Sensing imminent failure I copied everything I could think of that was of value to an external HD. I couldn't do a full image or full backup as it was slightly too small for it all.

I then did chkdsk at startup, followed by chkdsk /r. This promptly found several bad sectors and attempted to repair them but this then proceeded to crash, hanging for hours at the same place with the usual constant HD activity. I then had to turn it off eventually as it had obviously not worked.

Turning it back on, I was presented with the 'boot device not found' error.

I then tried to use the Windows 7 recovery disk to try startup repair but after a very slow and drawn out loading process this failed on installation of drivers by giving a login error. I couldn't even get to the main recovery options menu. I had to then cold reset aga... Read more

A:Dying HD, won't boot, even from W7 recovery disk!

youve answered your own question, the hard drive is knackered. theres no way to save it other than spending some pennies on a new one and saying farewell to your old drive while hitting it with a hammer (as im a security concerned person this is not only fun and stress releaving its also a sound way to protect data!)

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hi
 
need a bit of help here please
win 7 64bit wont boot , error says something like nothing bootable can be found. the acer recovery disc doesn't see the os and there doesn't seem to be a backup image created earlier.
 
im offered option of loading drivers if the os isn't listed but as i dont have an original disk i get nowhere . pressing the load drivers button  opens recovery disk contents which is no help

A:can't boot using acer recovery disk

Hi there.
Have you verified that the CD/DVD drive is the first device of the boot order?
 

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


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

A:Unable to boot into recovery disk

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

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

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have a gateway lx6810-01 pc,running vista home premium. my son changed admin password and has forgotten it so im trying to reinstall from recovery disk. i put optical drive as first boot but cumputer wont book from it,anyone have any thoughts to how i can do get it to work. installed a nvidia geforce 9500gt awhile ago(shutting down as with alot of complaints about this pc, there was a sticker causing the problem.)so need instructions as to do this repair if anyone has any ideas. thank you k

A:recovery disk wont boot from cd

Create any other bootable CD, like UBCD4Win: http://www.ubcd4win.com/index.htm and see, if it'll boot.
That will tell you, if you have CD drive problem, or your recovery CD problem.

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Hi guy's I'm using a gateway FX 6831, windows 7 home premium with a failing harddrive so I recently bought a new one that I'm going to use to clone the first. So I wanted to use a rescue disk I created with Hiren's on a USB stick to do the job. I used to use it with this computer and some others with no problems. (I tested it today with another pc and it worked perfectly.) Now everytime I try to boot it up with my failing computer it gives me this message during bootup "remove disk or other media press any key to restart" I tried removing everything that was connected to the computer except for that one USB and it still gives me that message. If I remove the USB itself and press a key it continues to boot into windows instead. Any help would be very appreciated, thank you!

A:Issues when trying to boot from a USB recovery disk.

I am no expert so usual caveats, but I have had fairly similar issues. Have you tried the stick in a USB2 port? I don't think Windows 7 natively loads USB3 drivers at boot up from most recovery discs / sticks. Can you get to a point where it asks if you want to install any drivers? I always find a repair CD is more robust, I never have much luck with USB stuff.

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Hi there,

Am writing this on my phone seeing as I cannot use my laptop any more so please bear with me!

Ok here is a potted history of the problems I have had:

After numerous hard resets due to my 2010 Dell Inspiron Laptop overheating or crashing, I discovered through the SMART utility that there were 14 sectors 'pending'. During a mass transfer of photos etc from my camera to picasa, it crashed again due to overheating. Thereafter, the HD light would permanently remain on when I tried to open the folder containing the photos I was transferring. This indicated to me that there was some corruption or similar defect in there at that location....

Sensing imminent failure I copied everything I could think of that was of value to an external HD. I couldn't do a full image or full backup as it was slightly too small for it all.

I then did chkdsk at startup, followed by chkdsk /r. This promptly found several bad sectors and attempted to repair them but this then proceeded to crash, hanging for hours at the same place with the usual constant HD activity. I then had to turn it off eventually as it had obviously not worked.

Turning it back on, I was presented with the 'boot device not found' error.

I then tried to use the W7 recovery disk to try startup repair but after a very slow and drawn out loading process this failed on installation of drivers by giving a login error. I couldn't even get to the main recovery options menu. I had to then cold reset again.
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A:HD bad sectors, now cannot boot even from recovery disk!

can it be that ur memory has gone bad?..try to do memory test

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I have an Inspiron 15r N5110 on which the hard disk seems to have failed.  I have purchased an SSD of the same size etc and want to install it but wonder how I can get a copy of the windows recovery disk for Windows 7 for this machine? I seem to have mislaid the one I had.
Can anyone advise please?
Thanks very much

A:Windows recovery disk for Inspiron 15r n5110

 BDSFrankl
If you are still within your warranty period you can click the link below to request backup disk. If you out of warranty you will need to purchase a disk at the second link below.
Request Backup & Recovery Discs for your system (US, Canada and UK only)

Recovery Disk
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-Jesse L and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your Dell Order number.

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