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Solved: windows boot depends from another hd

Q: Solved: windows boot depends from another hd

I have windowsXP installed on one HD with one partition d: and i have one addiitional hd with one partition c: . I would like to remove another HD, but windows depends on him, it seems this this is labeled as system, or boot disc? How can i remove non Windows disc and boot only from disc where Windows is?


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I know this is probably a rather tiresome query, but I've surfed the net endlessly and not found a solution. I'm attempting to populate a memo box, which depends on user choice from a chain of combo boxes (unbound).

I'm creating a classroom planning/assessment database application (the new Learning Essentials for those involved in Australian Education). The system I'm creating, database-wise, is a little complicated (I am an absolute self-taught beginner, so please be kind and precise with your terminology, explaining where I should find the tools you mention). We have 7 "KLAs", which are each chosen with an "Assessable Element" (depending on the KLA) for each grade, which each act as an umbrella for a number of "Knowledge and Understandings" (each K & U has a descriptor of more than 255 characters. Under each "Knowledge and Understanding" is a dozen or so "Detailed Elements" (that the kids get assessed on). So I have the following hierarchy of tables:

Assessable Elements
Year (or Grade in America-speak)
Ways of Working (differing and dependent on previous choices)
Knowledge and Understandings (includes the descriptor)
Detailed Elements

Each table is linked in hierarchy to the one above via foreign keys (and sometimes to more than one table above (my description is the simplified version - it's more complicated than that). So you can imaging that the KLAs table is quite small (only 7 re... Read more

A:Solved: Populating memo box which depends on chain for combo boxes

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Hello all!
I have a serious problem with a program that my job uses. It is a virtual machine, which allows me to run a separate "machine" within my own. They use this so my personal side of my pc doesn't interfere with the business side, and vice versa. Well, I have downloaded the files several times now, and they appear to dl just fine. Until I run the setup.exe. Then I get an error "1334" every time. I have seen some forums online about this issue, but none that were helpful. The error tells me that it could be a network problem, or a problem with the package. The package comes in .cab files, and each time I re download the package, a different cab malfunctions. My trainer thinks it could be my security, so I disabled it and re did the download. No good. I worked with tech support til almost 1am last night to no avail. I was informed that if I could not figure out what was wrong with my system, or obtain a different system, my job may be at stake. Can someone help me please??

A:Help! My Job Depends On It!

Can you be more specific as to what virtual machine, where you downloaded from, and what security may be interfering.

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I hope someone will help. I have wasted so much time today.
Someone else used my computer (I know, I know) and got the stupid malware newnet on it. I went and run the "fix" for it which then promptly destroyed all my internet connections and I cannot get them back. I have no idea how to proceed. Going through the IE wizard does nothing. I have DSL, and of course normally just have to click on the IE icon to open Google (or whatever)....now no page comes up no matter what I choose.
I cannot reinstall Windows completely as I have not backed up in a long time and it would take me days to complete that....so that's not an option at this moment. (I have to work on this computer in the morning.) Can someone plllllllease tell me what to do?
Thanks in advance!

A:Need Help DESPERATELY! Job depends on it!

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"kamsoft-ckvoexe-malware". this is what i got after typing this strange autorun that popped up after i started having restart and hardisk AND GAMING PROBLEMS!
I tried to follow instructions i got on google but now it's seems to have gotten pissed.the symptoms before were as follows-
1-kaspersky failure (so uninstalled it 4 my cousins norton 2k4, huge mistake)
2-oblivion would hang (it later completely stopped working after enough attempts)
3-my hardisk would open on a new window
4-I recently had to remove heavy infections of antivirgear and spysheriff so i think there still traces of the malware duo.
5-error messages just before windows logoff/shutdown.

and the symptoms know are-
1-everything above amplified
2-security programs are always terminated(except bitdefender)
3-WAY faster internet (i actually don't mind that)
4-and last but not least my account is not in administration.

that may have been long but please help me. I have tried everything and i doubt reinstalling windows will be healthy to my comp.PLEASE help


A:Help. Please. My Work Depends On It.

I can't even quarantine it with nod32 and kaspersky. Please help. know i can't even open "D" with explore. please help....Please.

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Oh please someone save my bacon!!!!!

I have a new job with a Time Share Resort. In these trying times, I'm trying to make the best impression I can. I am building an Excel Spread sheet that will allow others to enter data that I will then compile and create reports with.I just can't figure out how to write this formula or if it can even be accomplished. I have 1 column (Column A) that other users will populate with Room numbers. I would then like the second column (Column B) to auto populate with a Home owner's association number and a 3rd column (Column C) to auto populate with the average rack rate for that room that referenced from hidden columns. I have 3 pre-populated columns hidden, titled (Column R) Room Numbers (Column S) HOA numbers and (Column T) average Rack Rates. The Rows in the columns (R, S, and T) reference each other: example: If R1 is Room # 1001, then S1 is HOA 1, and T1 is $212.00. So if someone types in 1001 in A7, then the data that corresponds from Column R, in this case 1001 will reference Column S and Column T and auto populate that info into Column B7 and Column C7, respectfully. Is this impossible to do? Or is there a simple formula or macro that can be written to accomplish this?

I truly, truly appreciate any assistance I can get!
Cuban Missile

A:Help with Excel!!! PLEASE! My Job depends on it!

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:07:12 PM, on 6/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\bin\VersionCueCS2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltpspd.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

A:Please Please Please. My Life Depends On This!!!!!

Hello 2low2rl and welcome,

One of the infections onboard is interfering with HijackThis. We prefer a more comprehensive set of logs to assist in detecting the extent the malware has infiltrated.

As noted in the final step (Step 5) of our sticky topic IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help....

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop.

What DSS will do:create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review.
DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt in your next reply.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
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Hi, I am trying to install CitrixReceiver-13.3.2hp1a-all-5.2.x-x86-SQ, but I got a dependency error because firefox is missing. Is this really necessary (I just want to use/update icaclient, not firefox)? And if so, how should I reinstall firefox (I couldn't find any packages for that)? Thanks.

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I'm trying to fix IE6 by re-registering Oleaut32.dll and I've read that I need to use regsvr32.exe to do this. I've run it from Start/Run command line but it says it is not a win32 application. Then I read that it needs to be run from a DOS prompt but I am using WinXP (sp2). Also I would like to know how to use a program Depends.exe which shows the dependent modules for dll's. Thankyou

A:Help Using Regsvr32 And Depends.exe Needed

Explanation of Regsvr32 Usage and Error Messageshttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/q249873/ACC2000: Regsvr32.exe Available in Download Centerhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/q267279/How to use Dependency Walker (depends.exe)http://www.mozilla.org/quality/help/dependency-walker.htmlI hope these links help.

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Hi. I searched for information on X-lite and only found two posts, neither one applied to what I need help with. I hope I'm in the right forum for this questions.

I have windows vista 64 bit home professional.

I have to use X-Lite softphone program for my new job. When I try to connect, it says "Failure to connect call". Sometimes I can close the program, other times I have to reboot my computer, but when I hang up on a call, I cannot connect again. Can someone help me please I'm not able to do my job and could loose it if I cannot get this problem solved.

Thank you.

A:X-Lite Softphone Program Help..Job depends on it.

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Ok I have two Disk drives on my computer a Dvd Rom and a Dvd/cd-RW ok
the one drive that is on top is the dvd rom drinve k and the one on the bottom is the Burner ok but when i go to select them in my computer they are out of order it says that the dvd rom is the burner so i can burn my project on a dvd

I put the Blank dvd-r in the drive and it says Not Accesible When i put it on the Dvd/cd-rw drive but the computer labels it as the Dvd rom Drive I realllly need Help I got 5hrs and i need to get this done plz plz pl zpl zpl zpl email me if you can or post here i will try to watch the forums

A:Urgent it Depends on me Passin School

If you are in a hurry, use a flash drive to copy the files . .

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I've instaled Win 7 as a second system next to My Vista (both x64). Now I'm emotionally ready to get rid of Vista for number of reasons. Of course Win7 become fully operational and "personalized" system so I don't wont to reinstal Win7...just remove Vista. But my Win7 needs Vista's partition. In magazine I have following description:
"Vista name" D:
healthy (System, Active, Primary)

"Win7 name" C:
healthy (Boot, Pagefile, backup, primary)

How can I move "required stuff" to C: to be able to delete D: partition?


A:Win7 Partition depends on Vista's one

Hello Muzzy, welcome to Seven Forums!

Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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Thank you in advance for any help-

Recently I was working on a document with MS Word 2007 when I suddenly received several save related errors regarding my C drive.

The auto-recovery kicked in and I closed the program and restarted the computer. When I returned to open the document in Word, the file was missing. When I tried to open it from the recently opened files drop down, it said "the file could not be found c:\blah"

From my research and from this link:

I think this issue sounds like the Marker virus- and the date that it happened also seems to be evidence to this fact.
A .tmp file also now has a missing path name which I suspect is the one associated with the file I need.
In addition there is an xml file for what I believe may be my document that remanis however it wont open either- Word says this file is corrupt.
Can anyone offer any solution or ideas on how to recover this document?

thanks so much,

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Hi folks. depends.exe will not function on my Vista Ultimate x64. Any program I try to start has an error finding IESHIMS.DLL. The program will not profile as a consequence. There is a search sequence that could be modified but this DLL is not within the list.

Search results as a screenshot is attached. There are about 10 of these DLLs with varying dates, locations and versions. The machine runs very well otherwise; no administrative errors in the logs.

The reason this program is being used was spurred on by a Nero tech who supposedly found an error in the Nero 9 diagnostics CAB file. The complaint was that I could not view an MOV in Showtime. I think it is the file which was downloaded from Frostwire. Nero does everything else perfectly. I would still like to get depends to work for general knowledge and future diagnostics.

I cannot find this problem anywhere on the net or in this forum. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Somebody please help!! I have a very important test which my future depends on on Tuesday.
i have a video that i need to see that a friend gave me which is compressed into 55 .rar files.
but when i try to open it i get this error:

7-Zip 9.07 beta Copyright (c) 1999-2009 Igor Pavlov 2009-08-29

Processing archive: C:\Users\JT\Desktop\Math Tutor DVD\MTDdisc1.part01.rar

Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\01.graphs.of.functions.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\02.graphs.of.circles.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\03.transformations.of.functions.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\04.combinations.of.functions.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\05.inverses.of.functions.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\06.quadratic.functions.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\07.zeros.of.polynomials.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\08.complex.zeros.of.polynomials.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\09.graphing.rational.functions.avi Data Error in encrypted file. ... Read more

A:I have a very important test which my future depends on on Tuesday. Please help me!!

we offer no help with pirated software

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Somebody please help!! I have a very important test which my future depends on on Tuesday.
i have a video that i need to see that a friend gave me which is compressed into 55 .rar files.
but when i try to open it i get this error:

7-Zip 9.07 beta Copyright (c) 1999-2009 Igor Pavlov 2009-08-29

Processing archive: C:\Users\JT\Desktop\Math Tutor DVD\MTDdisc1.part01.rar

Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\01.graphs.of.functions.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\02.graphs.of.circles.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\03.transformations.of.functions.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\04.combinations.of.functions.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\05.inverses.of.functions.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\06.quadratic.functions.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\07.zeros.of.polynomials.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\08.complex.zeros.of.polynomials.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Advanced.Algebra\09.graphing.rational.functions.avi Data Error in encrypted file. Wrong password?
Extracting Math.Tutor.DVD.Adva... Read more

A:Please help me I have a very important test on tuesday which my future depends on!!!!

I don't have 7 zip installed but it appears password protected and the wrong password
is being used.

The person who sent you the file should be able to open it and then resave the files without a password if you continue to have problems.

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Can we know the cause of system faillure depends on the type of beep sound when the system is starting up?

A:Can we know the cause of system faillure depends on the type of beep sound..

Yes. Usually there will be an explanation of beep codes in your motherboard manual.

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Ok gang, I have one that really is throwing me for a loop. One computer in my company is having difficulties in sending e-mails through Outlook 2007 running POP3. The part that has me scratching my head is that everything works fine while the computer is connected here in our office, but whenever she leaves, she has intermittent sending issues... it just hangs in the ourbox. It works for the first few minutes then stops sending them out. I have searched all through the Microsoft site and couldn't find anything that related.

Any ideas on what to look for?

A:Outlook 2007 - e-mail stuck in outbox (depends on ISP)...

I had a similar issue, though it may not be the same.

Some ISP's (like AT&T, who I hate and despise and upon whom I heap curses and incantations of evil) won't let you use any SMTP server other than theirs to send mail, even if the e-mail account isn't with them. You have to go through a whole rigamaroll to set it up.

But like I said, your issue may be (and probably is) something different. Are there any error messages?

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After running a Avast boot time scan on a Aspire 7530 running Windows 7, the laptop is stuck in a startup repair loop which cant be fixed. Cannot get into safe mode either.

Problem details from the failed startup repair - OsVersionMismatch.
Recovery options using the windows installation disk gave me an error I was using a version of recovery tools that was not compatible with my version of Windows.

Using the command prompt I have tried chkdsk /r but it says the disc is write protected.

Next I ran diskpart and cleared the write protection on C drive

Tried chkdsk /r again - this is what I got...

X:\Sources>chkdsk r/
The type of file system is NTFS
Cannot lock the current drive
Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.

The problem details from the failed startup repair read as follows.

Problem signature:
Problem event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem signature01:
Problem signature02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature03: unknown
Problem signature04: 36
Problem signature05: AutoFailover
Problem signature06: 1
Problem signature07: OsVersionMismatch
OS Version 6.1.7600.
LocalID 1033

Any help is appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Windows won't boot after running Avast boot time scan -


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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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Hello, I tried turnong it on in services and get an error code 1079. Can anyone help me?

A:The HomeGroup Provider service depends on the Function Discovery Provider Host

Hello kosikfl and Welcome -From Windows 7 forum -I was going to write the directions, but if you scroll down a bit, there is a pictured detail of how to fix this.The HomeGroup Provider service depends on the Function Discovery Provider Host I hope that this is your version of the problem. Thank You -EDITED to correct link -

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Hi everyone,

I was experimenting with Elementary OS when it went a little wonky, just became unresponsive and features had broken. Couldn't really figure out the problem so I just decided to uninstall it. I deleted the partitions that it had been installed on and tried to restart into Windows.

I got a screen much like the one in the attachment below.

I did some searching on my other computer and found out that GRUB is the bootloader for linux and replaces Windows bootloader when you install it. I also found that to restore windows bootloader, you're gonna need a Recovery disk.

So I made a recovery disk using my Windows 8 laptop (Using a Flash Drive), plugged it into my crippled computer, booted from the USB, followed the instructions that I had accumulated from multiple websites explaining what to do.

The specific instructions were to go to the command prompt within the recovery disk and type:

bootrec.exe /fixmbr
I also had tried:

bootrec.exe /fixboot
since another site had suggested trying that. They both said that the operation was successful.

I was then told that I should be able to reboot into Windows good as new. Well I can't. I'm still getting the same GRUB rescue screen linked above.

So that's the problem
Here's various bits that may be helpful:

Crippled PC -
Windows 8.1 Pro
250GB SSD - Windows install (NOTE: When trying to reset it gave me the message saying that the drive with Windows installed was locked and that ... Read more

A:Solved: Deleted dual boot Linux - Can't boot windows

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Hello and thank you for taking time to help me with my computer issue,

I am in no way a computer "smart" person, and will need help step by step, as I am unfamiliar with most terms. Please forgive my ignorance....

Here are my problems...I just got hired (today as a matter of fact, that's why I am freaking out about this) on to a new work-at-home job that will involve using my computer daily starting tomorrow, but have found it to be a MAJOR problem to actually do anything serious on it and need help ASAP.

I just erased 2 virus scanners on my computer and left Malewarebytes' Anti-Malware, so there was no conflict between the 3. I had Windows Defender and Ad-Adware. So the only thing I have left on my computer is Malewarebytes'.

EVERY single time I scan my computer, (I also would get the BSOD when I scanned with the other 2 virus protections as well), whether it be a full system scan or quick scan, I get the "Blue screen of death." It only happens after the scan is complete and is asking me to restart my computer.

I also cannot Google any webpage without it redirecting me to another webpage. No matter what I do, I am constantly being redirected. I use Firefox and sometimes Internet Explorer. Both do the same thing. The only way I can... Read more

A:Need Help ASAP New Job Depends on it!! BSOF, Internet Redirecting, Very Slow Internet

Hi barmardiv,

Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


Let's start with Combofix.

1. Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2

* IMPORTANT !!! Place combofix.exe on your Desktop
2. Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with ComboFix.
You can get help on disabling your protection programs here

3. Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
Note: Windows Vista users will have to right-click on the file and select "Run as Administrator"

4. As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed.

Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

The Windows recovery console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery mode that allows us to help you in the case that your computer has a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly ... Read more

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Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Computer: Toshiba Satellite A215-S7472
When I started the computer, this came up on a black screen:
Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your 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.
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configurations data.
Enter= Continue ESC=Exit

Things I have tried:
I tried restarting, the same screen comes up. Pushing either enter or esc does the same thing. I tried pressing F8 during reboot, the screen still comes up. Since I do not have a Windows installation disc, I downloaded the Vista recovery disc from http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/. I burned this to a CD, and tried using it. I know the CD works because I tried it on a different computer, and it was able to boot from the CD. However, when I tried using the CD on the messed up computer, it does not do anything differently, the screen that says “Press any key to boot from CD/DVD” does not come up, and the error screen takes over again. Please help me, I’ve been at this for over two hours now!

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Just this week when I reboot it takes 3-4 times before I can get anywhere after the screen comes up. The Esc and Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't work like it use to when I am somewhere on the web and it freezes so have to reboot more often. Also the send error message doesn't come up which use to get me going again. I run Spybot often so doesn't seem a virus problem.

I am wondering if it is the connection to Road Runner, or what ?

A:Solved: Windows Boot, Boot, and Reboot

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Earlier this year I built a new PC and installed Windows 7 without any problems. I enjoy playing some games which were developed prior to windows 7 and although they run, they can be pretty buggy and don't run nearly as well as they did when I used to use windows XP so I decided to use a spare hard disk to dual boot between Windows 7 for newer games (GTA 4, Portal 2 etc.) and general use and XP purely for the older games (GTA San Andreas and prior). Unfortunately, at the point that windows XP CD finishes loading drivers and (still in the DOS-like blue screen and blocky text portion of the setup) says at the bottom "Starting Windows" the machine blue-screens. Can't remember what the error code was now, but if it helps I can go through the process again and post back with it later.

At first I wondered if it couldn't cope with the excessive amount of RAM installed, so I removed all but one of the 4GB sticks. This made no difference.
Then I wondered if it didn't like the SSD so I removed that and all other drives but the empty one I wanted to install to. Again it made no difference.

My older PC is usually switched off(can't afford the electricity at the moment), but occasionally runs with Linux as a file-server and as a system for me to maintain some familiarity with Linux. Last night I unplugged all of its drives and substituted them for my windows XP target disk on which I successfully installed XP. I figured, this being done and assuming that the proble... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Can't boot XP, but can boot Windows 7

I wonder if this is not quite in the right place. Perhaps it should be in "Motherboards, Bios & CPU" as that is the area I would guess is causing the problem. If someone with the required admin privilege agrees, please could they move it over there for me?

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Hey folks!

When I started my computer today, i was told it could not boot due to \windows\system32\config\system being missing or not working properly. It explained I could pop in my Windows XP cd to go to the repair thingy(don't actually know the name - my computer settings is in Danish, I hope you understand). And nothing happened and I was told to write EXIT to restart the computer and other than than a cmd promt where i could type commands. Due to not being that tech savy, i decided to get online and search around for a way around it, if it existed.

I read that others had the same problem and various other stuff how to solve it. Most popular the "copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config" and "chkdsk :c /r"

I hereafter tried the chkdsk c: /r method seeing as moving/copying things around with no idea what i was doing could be a bad idea.
It ran the CheckDisk test, and said some problems were fixed. But when i restarted the computer the problem was still there.

Now my question. Should I attempt the copy method, and is there anything special I should note? OR is there another way to do this. A windows install on top of my own? But I really don't wanna lose any data, as I have a lot of work on it.

Some details which might be important:
1. The XP disk I used to start the repair is not the XP disk used for installing the XP version i have on the computer. (I had a copy of XP, and then bought a new computer with XP al... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Cannot boot windows - \windows\system32\config\system missing or broken


With some help from my brother(who is a lot better at this than me) we tried the copy thing. Moved the old system file away, and brought in the system.bak from the repair folder, renamed it to system and rebooted.

Now it didn't say anything about the system file missing or being broken, but came up with the windows loading screen, then went to black and for a very bried moment came up with a blue screen with some text on it before it restarts.
I can't make out what it says on the blue screen because it is so very brief.

And now it just reboots over and over again. Have we done something completely wrong?

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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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Just today I decided to download the Windows 8 consumer preview and setup my PC to dual boot with it. I am running Windows 7 home premium 64bit and the 64 bit windows 8 on my other partition.

After setting up a separate partition on my harddrive and loading windows8 to this partition, I was all up and running. I had no problems setting up or running windows 8, the problem came when I booted back to windows 7 for the first time.

When I booted into windows 7, I was getting the "unable to identify network" error, and no network connectivity. First thing I tried was simply disable/enabling my network adapter thinking it was just some hiccup. No luck there. Next I pulled the power from my router, and let it completely reboot. Still no luck. I then shut down my pc and booted back into windows 8 and sure enough I am able to get internet connectivity when I am running windows 8.

This got me to thinking that when I loaded windows 8 there may be some new drivers installed for my network card that are somehow causing issues when I load into windows 7 again. Not sure how this is possible, I was under the understanding that when I loaded Win8 to the separate partition that it would keep all it's drivers and settings there and not effect anything when I was loaded back on windows 7 (This logic could be completely wrong, I don't know). So I rebooted and loaded back into windows7, went into device manager and uninstalled both network adapters and drivers, and reboote... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 network issue after setting up dual boot with windows 8

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Ok, so things have gone to pot and I don't know where the fault lies between a damned virus and my own mistakes in trying to fix the laptop.
I have a Toshiba Satellite A505-S69803; serial number Y9340538Q, with Windows 7, 500Gb HDD at 5400rpm and 4Gb RAM... I think that's all correct.
Anyway, long story short, I got a b!tch of a virus, which apparantly was doing all sorts of nasty things to the explorer.exe file in particular. So I backed up all my important stuff: files, Uni work, writings, music and photos etc onto an external hard-drive and went about restoring the laptop to out-of-box factory settings by making the Windows 7 Recovery Media Discs. But when I try to use the discs I get told after about 30 minutes The Toshiba Recovery Wizard "Can't read from the source file or disk: PREINST5.SW5" with options to: Try Again (The same thing happens), or Skip (Same message again), or Cancel (in which case I'm back where I started).
After the Recovery Wizard failed I chose the option to erase the hard-drive; it then appeared that when I turn on the laptop as normal I was told <Error>: F3-F200-0002 and the Recovery Media Disks still refuse to work.

Now, if I turn on the laptop as normal a message t
elling me to insert the installation disc, choose language and click "repair your computer". So I put in the recovery disc and get the same message.
Toshiba can't help as my A505 is an American model in Britain and out of warran... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 Toshiba A505 Windows Boot Manager and Recovery Media failed

Wow! 180 views and so much assistance. Thank you, all.

Sorry, not meaning to sound sarcastic, I just expected a bit of help; even if it was to tell me I had been idiotic screwed it up myself and may as well throw the laptop away!

Regardless, I am only replying today to say that I believe the problem has resolved itself. I was able to use an image of Windows XP to place drivers and an OS on the hard drive. From there I was able to use the Recovery Discs afforementioned, which have now worked and I have Win7 back up and running. It wasn't as simple as I just made it sound because I don't really understand how I have fixed it, but fixed it I have.

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Hey guys i have 2 sata hard drives and i need to know how to duel boot windows xp home with windows server 2003?

A:Solved: Dule boot windows 2003 server with windows xp home on 2 SATA hard drives?????

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Dual boot XP with windows 7 on 2 Harddrives - (Windows 7 already installed)

I've read that i should install XP first. But I already have windows 7 installed and dont want to wipe that drive clean and reinstall.

Is this possilbe? To add a new sata hard drive and install xp 32bit to an existing PC running Win7 64 bit. With having a boot option at start up?

A:Solved: Dual boot XP with windows 7 on 2 Harddrives - (Windows 7 already installed)

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Hi there,

I have a laptop here that will not boot into anything. When booting into Windows XP it will hang at the progress bar screen. When booting into Safe Mode it hangs at Mup.sys. When trying to boot off a Windows disc it will start loading the drivers and then I'll get a STOP 0x7B error. I have slaved the HDD in another machine and removed all viruses, run several chkdsk's and also replaced the Mup.sys driver. Still the same thing happens. I have also tried another HDD and tried to just boot from the Windows XP disc again and the same thing happens.




A:Solved: Won't boot into Windows, Safe Mode or off Windows disc

Went into BIOS and disabled Native SATA compatibility

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Hi guys ^^

I'm starting with a working dual boot Vista x64 + XP x86 configuration on 2 different partitions but same HD (I installed vista for directx10 features and general coolness, but I wanted to keep an XP partition for maximum software compatibility). Now, noticing how my computer has slowed down a lot I was thinking about formatting and starting out clean for better gaming... so I wanted to set it up to be Windows 7 x64 + XP x86.

Now my question is, if I use the windows 7 x64 disc to format and then install on the vista partition... will I still be prompted at boot time to choose between the 2 OSs ?

Back in time I installed Vista on the secondary partition by myself, finding the drivers and everything, but this would be my second time installing an OS so I'm afraid something could go wrong

I still want to keep XP for a while until I'm convinced that windows 7 is compatible with anything I would want to run (I read it has got a "virtual XP" function that should be able to run anything that would run on XP)... so I may decide to format that partition later on.

Hmmmm while you're at it... what drivers should I install? Video card driver of course... but what else? I wouldn't want to forget something.... thanks for your help!

A:Solved: Windows 7 + Windows XP Dual boot formatting

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I have a strange problem that I can work around, and have done since installing Windows 7, but its starting to annoy me so I'd like to find the solution.

If I try to boot my computer without the Windows 7 disc in the dvd drive, I get a "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" message.

If I try to boot it WITH the Windows 7 disc in the dvd drive, I get the "PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD OR DVD" message. At this point, I don't press anything and after a couple of seconds Windows 7 starts as normal. I imagine if I did press a button, I would be taken to the installation process.

So as long as the disc is in, then Windows 7 will boot, but there are times when I use the dvd drive for games/films etc, and its just a hassle to make sure I put the Windows 7 disc back in the drive every time I want to boot.

Any ideas?

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 doesn't boot without Windows 7 disc.

Hi -

Did Windows 7 come pre-installed on your system or did you upgrade from Vista?

What is the origin of the Windows 7 DVD?

Run chkdsk /r - then reboot.

Run hard drive diagnostics --> http://www.techsupportforum.com/f234...es-302602.html

Regards. . .



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Hello Guys. I have a dual boot system of Windows XP installed on drive C: and Windows 7 installed on drive D: of my machine... the problem started when i re installed my windows xp on drive C: I lost the dual boot screen, now i can only boot on windows xp. How can I restore my dual boot screen so that i can also boot on windows 7. Thank you for any feedback and help.

A:Solved: Windows 7 dont boot after Reinstalling Windows XP

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I have a Win XP desktop which had problems with the hdd. The hdd and disk drive were connected to the same IDE bus(the motherboard only has one), the disk set as slave, the hdd as master. The computer worked fine except for errors with the hdd. I purchased a new hdd, and copied all contents of the old hard disk over using acronis migrate easy. In order to do this, I had to disconnect the disk drive, and connect the new hard drive in its place. The cloning process went smoothly and when I disconnected the old hard drive, I was able to boot into the new one. Everything worked fine, but when I connected the disk drive and rebooted, I got the error message:
"reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device"
How do I fix this?

A:Solved: "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot d

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Hey guys,
Thanks ahead of time for the help. I can honestly say I'm dumbfounded with this issue and would rather ask for help then hook up my master HD as a slave and force a reformat which would be my next step.

Anyways, here's the background on the issue.

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ OC'd to 2.75ghz
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe Mobo
BFG Tech Nvidia 7800 GTOC x2 (SLI)
Dual Sata Hd's, both the 3gb/s connection. (750gb main/250gb Backup)
Sound Blaster XFI Fatal1ty sound card
Creative modem blaster v.92 dialup modem ( @ dialup)

A few days ago, not quite sure why, but when I booted the comp the graphics card proceeded to tweak out and basically looked like fuzz upon entering windows. Eventually after hard resetting it a few times it'd boot normal. Today, I was running Nvidia NTune utility to find a stable OC setup for my PCI bus and what not, and it rebooted as normal during the process. Graphics card tweaked again, so I did what I know to do and uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers for my 7800's. Seemingly fixed the problem. Rebooted and resumed the OC process and went to watch TV.

45 Minutes later I come back and my computer is rebooting itself constantly. Upon getting the the xp loading screen, it BSoD's and reboots.

So, I try and boot in safemode to uninstall/reinstall drivers yet again. When I press safemode, it begins loading basic drivers. When it gets to SPTD.sys it pauses, locks up, and reboots (no BSoD)

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A:[SOLVED] BSoD on standard boot, safe mode boot, and xp install disc boot


Well, a friend needed me to fix a design for him emergency status in Illustrator CS3, so I went to work troubleshooting.

All signs point to NTFS.sys being corrupt, etc. Which makes the drive unreadable, hence the reboots.

So, I snagged my dads IDE harddrive from his computer, hooked it up as master in my computer and it still gave me the BSoD. I then unhooked both of my Sata Hd's, and ran ONLY the IDE drive. This IDE drive is fine (i'm on it right now on my dads comp to write this). I try and boot my system off just his harddrive and it STILL gave me the BSoD.

Only difference is the BSoD is staying up now on normal boot so I can give you the error.

Error code is 0x0000007B? I believe.

But yeah, the computer is still unable to boot off a good HD even with the bad ones not hooked up.

Now I'm thinking a memory issue? or Video ram issue? Fried GPU/RAM?

AHHHHHH!!!!! i have no idea what to do. This is ridiculous. meanwhile my friend is screwed on his design for a t-shirt i told him i'd do.

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I am totally flummoxed by my windows 7 refusal to boot up.
I receive various messages Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.
or press ctrl.alt del to restart.
This is the third time it has acted in this malfunction way I have tried to make a image device and a back up but have never completed this process It just gives up mid way through.
Any body knowhow I can boot up??

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 - No Boot-up

and welcome to the Forum

I would run diagnostics on the hard drive

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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hi. I am in the middle of a computer disaster. i tried to boot and i get the "windows is installing ...". But when i go on the win xp cd, i select the option that re-attemptto upgrade win xp, it downloads and the same thing happened. Ihave a presentation in 15 hrs time and im nowhere near computer normality. Plz help pronto!

A:[SOLVED] windows boot fix

Are you trying to run a Repair Install ? Is it because you were infected ? Did you run chkdsk prior to running the Repair Install ?

Run chkdsk from the Installation CD, and report results.

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probably not a windows question persay but here goes...

every year or so for no apparent reason when i restart my comp. it will not boot from the bios screen, it will just fill up two command lines or sometimes one and stall or freeze. and on a rare occasion it will simply be just a flashing cursor like the matrix has me... after turning the comp off/on a few times unplugging it etc.. its fine again for another year or so... what do you think is the problem, if there even is one?

A:[SOLVED] windows will not boot

Hi fiLmNut !

If you can't even get in the BIOS (look for the "press xx to enter setup" message at startup, usually it's the del key) then it has to be some hardware problem. Could be overheating, a loose cable, a pci card that moved out of its slot, ...

First thing would be to unplug the power cord and open the computer case to check that's there's no dust on the fans and heatskinks. If there's dust buy a can of compressed air from a local computer or electronics shop and give it a good clean : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial118.html

Then check all cables and connections : power supply, motherboard, drives, fans, pci cards, video card, ... Make sure you touch a metal part of the case to discharge your own static electricity before you touch electronic components (but avoid touching the case and the components at the same time).

Turn the computer back on and check that all the fans are working properly.

Enter the BIOS at startup and see if there's some hardware monitor or pc health status screen. Report your temps, fan speeds and voltages from there. What's the total wattage and the amperage on the 12V rail of the power supply ? Look on the sticker that's on the side of the power supply block.

Medion are cheap computers, first thing I would do is take the power supply out and get a real one. Don't even dream of upgrading your hardware using the stock PSU.

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I have just built a PC from scratch. The only trouble I have is when I turn on the PC it dont open windows until I push F1 to continue.
This Is what happens



A:Solved: Boot up to windows

Have you set the boot order in bios to the OS drive?

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Let me tell you a story. So a few months back I changed computer cases and in the process damaged my motherboard so that it somehow would still operate but not recognize my CD drive. I got to the point where I ordered a new motherboard. I just now installed it and booted it up, checked the BIOS, and it recognized the CD Drive (Small Victory)! So I exited the BIOS and it started to boot as usual but when it got to the windows screen with the loading bar it froze and there was a flash of a blue screen with white text and then it restarted. It does this every time and the screen flashes to fast to read what it says. When I try to start it in safe mode it freezes when loading the file "giveio.sys" and restarts. When I was attempting to fix my CD drive recognition problem I used a method recomended here that was supposedly commonly used and edited the registry, could this have anything to do with that?

What should I do?

A:Solved: Windows won't boot..

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I am using Windows 8 in my home PC and the only thing that isn't working right is that the boot-up is taking way, way too long. As soon as the black screen with the Windows name in white appears the "worm" (used to be called a worm in Windows XP, the back and forth icon that is now round) that substitutes the hour glass appears, it will go on and on and on and on.....for several minutes. Is there anything I can do about that? The hard drive is new, the PC has Core 2 duo with 4000 DDR, so it should be good enough to start fast and easily....

A:Solved: Windows 8 boot-up...

how fragmented is your hard drive, and how full is it? That can also have an effect on how fast your system boots up.

Also keep in mind that Win8 is still a BETA operating system, so what you have will not be the final version released in October (or so).

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Hi everyone,

Unfortunately my computer has stopped working since i took my video usb off (the usb was turned off). No blue screen no error messages, just straight to black screen with my computer specs. Refer to the included picture.

Now, My computer won't start up, won;t boot up from cd, it won't boot up from another hard driver, won't recognize anything. The only thing i can go to is BIOS. I did BIOS reset, and i did Q Flash and same thing. All i can say main board looks like dead or maybe power issue in which i doubt it.

All it does, it goes to black screen ( as referred to my photo) after Gigabyte logo screen.

Individually, i took out video card, two rams, hard drive and still do the same proble. I cleaned the board and reconnected all cables and still the same problem.

I really want your suggestions guys as it is very important and will be very appreciated since i have my uni exams soon. If this doesn't get fixed in the next 2- 3 days i will buy a new computer.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

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My computer specs & info:

Gigabyte P35 DS3L
2.8GHz duo core E7400
4350 Ati video card with 1g of vram
4 Gram, 2 x 2.
Hytec AITO 850 Watts
Two hard drives and one DVD ROM.

Nothing else connected to the computer other than a keyboard, a mouse and a printer. Computer has been tested while I/O were diconnected.

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A:[SOLVED] windows won't boot up

no error mesage???on this screen must be some measage...

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I have a duel boot problem, I had to wipe off my hard drive, and re-install everything from scratch, now I always have to boot from DOS because there are two Windows XP prgrams. I really do not want to re-do everything again, that would be a last resort, so if anyone has any suggestions on how to find the boot.ini and how to remove it please let me know.


A:Solved: boot.ini in Windows XP

Here is a little about the boot.ini file.
Hope this helps

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