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Issue booting Win 7, booting directly into XP & no boot manager

Q: Issue booting Win 7, booting directly into XP & no boot manager

Hi,
I just got a ASUS G75V series and updated it to windows 7 professional with Intel core i7.
I was able to work with it and everything was fine until I had to install XP because some softwares are not compatible with Win 7 x64.
I have Win 7 on drive C: and windows xp on drive E: which in windows XP environment it is shown as drive C: again(I have two HDDs, 500GB each).

So as you can predict I tried using the dual booting and followed the tutorial for that on the website, I wasn't able to get it to work exactly and each time I had to change the bios settings to boot either win 7 or win XP,

I downloaded easyBCD and was trying to get it to work but my silly mistake was I Reset BCD configuration under BCD backup/repair tab and ever since I haven't been able to load windows 7 and the laptop directly loads windows xp.

I ran easyBCD in windows xp and tried to fix the problem by adding the bootloader for windows 7 there but nothing seems to work.

I am really stuck and I can not reinstall windows 7 because it is set up with all the softwares for my work

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Preferred Solution: Issue booting Win 7, booting directly into XP & no boot manager

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A: Issue booting Win 7, booting directly into XP & no boot manager

It sounds like you have the OS's installed on two separate HD's, and were booting them correctly via the BIOS - setting preferred one first to boot in BIOS setup, then booting the other one using the one-time BIOS Boot menu key.

To restart Win7 unplug all other HD's, Mark the 100mb System Reserved (preferred) or Win7 Partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

Once Win7 starts, plug back in the XP HD and boot it using the Asus F8 one-time BIOS Boot Menu key, or install EasyBCD to Win7 to add XP on its Add OS entry tab.

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WinXP SP3 is loaded on an IDE drive. The HDD is jumpered as a slave, while a DVD drive is master. This cannot be changed, due to my case's physical layout. Win7 is loaded on a SATA drive.

Boot order: SATA, IDE results in a dual-boot options screen. Win7 is accessible. WinXP causes the computer to reboot.
Boot order: IDE, SATA results in WinXP booting normally, with no dual-boot screen.


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Originally Posted by EasyBCD


Windows Boot Manager
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device partition=C:
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description Windows 7
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inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {a7024ed1-42b9-11df-b143-8bd993c4d7c5}
recoveryenabled Yes
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resumeobject {a7024ecf-42b9-11df-b143-8bd993c4d7c5}
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A:[SOLVED] Dual-booting Win 7 + XP - Boot manager issue

XP has the unfortunate tendency to ignore SATA drives unless you load the specific SATA controller drivers for that system.

I would suggest reinstalling Win7. A clean install "should" recognize the XP installation and include it in the startup selection menu.

Or, you can try the steps in this tutorial: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...dows-7-xp.html (try the stuff that refers to installing XP after Win7 is installed).

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I am currently duel booting with XP professional and 2000 prof. There is a potential problem in that if for any reason I have a problem with Windows 2000, and have to reinstall it, then I will have to do xp as well as it overwrites the boot file. Is there a decent boot manager anywhere that will stop this happening? And would you advise using one? Both systems use NTFS.
 

A:Duel booting-Boot manager?

http://www.xosl.org/
 

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Hello. I have a little problem here. I bought this laptop, and it has a Windows 10 installation on it, but it was password protected, so i had to restore the laptop to the factory state with the F11 tool. It restored the laptop to Windows 8.1. Then i downloaded the "Media Creation Tool" from Microsoft, made a windows installation usb, then i updated the laptop with the usb to Windows 10.  It was done, i used it happily. But the time has came to give the laptop to my mother, and i wanted to restore it to Windows 8.1, just like before. But when I pressed F11 I imediately got a screen that sad Windows Boot manager on top and and error : 0xc000000e and required device is inaccessible. Then, i messed with it a little but, with the help of the forums. I accidentaly destroyed my bootloader, so i had to "Clean Install" Windows 10. I deleted every partition, exept the "RECOVERY" partition. Now, its working but when i press F11 its not booting into the HP Recovery Manager thing, its booting into the normal Windows 10.  I cant set the "RECOVERY" partition as active in the Disk Management, its just show the only option: "Help". I dont have that Recovery Disk thing neighter. I tried to force boot to the "RECOVERY" partition with a bootable "Clover bootloader" that i dound on the internet,  but its not booting due to somenthing error about the MBR and cant fide something in the /Boot/....   So, what can i do to be able to boot into that recovery mana... Read more

A:Cant boot into HP Recovery Manager with F11, its booting int...

ActorVMI Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about restoring Win8.1 on your PC and wanted to help. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the Win10 Upgrade is know, in some cases, to corrupt the Recovery partition stored there by the OEM that built the original machine.  This pretty much guarantees that no HP Recovery is going to work.What will work is restoring your machine to its original factory condition using HP Recovery Media.This is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks.  You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update".  If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you... Read more

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this morning when i started my computer up, it went to the boot manager (i have no other OS installed so there was no reason for this) i figured maybe i hit a key on accident so i restarted, and went right back to the boot manager. Vista starts fine when i select it, but this makes me wonder what is going on with my computer. Anyone know why it randomly started doing this today?

A:Booting To Boot Manager For No Reason

To fix it:

Start > Computer (Right click and select Properties) > Advanced Settings > Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings > Uncheck 'Time to display list of Operating Systems.

Did you install anything before this happened?

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Laptop is not booting up. It is restarting again and again. Problem started in following manner.
-First while using laptop my keyboards stop functioning.
-Second When I restarted It starts normal but stopped accepting inputs from keyboard and even Window Virtual Keyboard.
-Third I tried reinstalling windows, When I tried to install it from pen-drive(bootable pendrive). It is not booting. It is restarting again and again.
Can any one help me on this?

A:Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

First thing to do is run an extended (NOT just 10 minute) diagnostic on the hard drive.  If you need further assistance, post the results of that (numeric error codes) along with the full model information - i.e., Inspiron N5110, XPS L501x, etc.).

Press F12 a few times immediately after powering on to get into the diagnostics.

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I am using Windows XP Home edition and do not have a network. How can I boot to my desktop without having to click on my name as administrator when I am the only one using the computer? When I go to User Accounts in Control Panel it gives me the choice of clicking on my name or having to write it in.
Thank you. Joaurora

A:Booting Directly To Desktop

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article04-103check the above site for your answer.

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Here is my problem...

I have a Dell Optiplex 7010 on Win 7 with a 128 SSD. Decided it needed more space so I cloned it to a 250 SSD with Acronis. I have done this with Acronis several times on other machines and never had this problem. Now when I put the new SSD back in, the system says "failed to boot, no drive detected". The only way I can get it to boot is hitting F12 and selecting on "Boot from Windows boot manager".

legacy boot is turned off and I have tried changing the boot order, but still no luck. It seems that even when I disable NIC Booting, POST still tries to check for PXE boot IP and then it gives the "failed to boot, no drive detected".

Anyone know how to fix this?

A:Help! - cloned SSD not booting directly

See this link. Fixing the Windows Bootloader via the setup DVD

Or use the free version of EasyBCD EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies#

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I made a bootable USB with Ubuntu 11.10, made sure that it is flagged active and tried to boot from it.
Entered boot menu, selected Hard disk, selected the bootable USB flash drive.
The following message appears "Missing boot manager press CTRL + ALT + Del to restart. (Windows boot manager is working)
I figured that I need a 3rd party boot manager that supports USB booting.
I downloaded Plop boot manager (http://www.plop.at/en/bootmngrusblog.html), installed it in the boot menu, tried to boot the USB through it, but the same error appeared.
I uninstalled it through it's boot menu (which caused me more problems, possibly corrupted the boot sector or something because now I can't start Windows and the error message "missing operating system" shows. I'm trying to resolve this by downloading a Win7 64 repair cd. The windows installation disk doesn't present the option to repair windows because it doesn't detect an OS.)
So the question is: what is the reason of the Boot manager error and how to fix it?
I'm on a different PC right now if someone is wondering.

A:[SOLVED] Boot manager missing when booting from USB flash drive.

Is the thumb drive's format in FAT? The thumb Drive has to be formated in FAT to be bootable. Try using unetbootin to make a bootable USB for Ubuntu.

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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After installing a round of usual updates (Microsoft Security updates, Virus definition updates), my computer asked to restart so it could finish applying the updates. Nothing suspicious there, as this is pretty normal. However, when it restarted, my computer booted to the motherboard's UEFI (ASRock motherboard) for whatever reason. I just selected "Save Changes and Exit" to continue booting into Windows. However, now my computer goes into the UEFI every time it starts up. How do I make it go directly to Windows again?

A:Computer is now booting to the UEFI instead of directly to Windows

  
Quote: Originally Posted by arrowM


After installing a round of usual updates (Microsoft Security updates, Virus definition updates), my computer asked to restart so it could finish applying the updates. Nothing suspicious there, as this is pretty normal. However, when it restarted, my computer booted to the motherboard's UEFI (ASRock motherboard) for whatever reason. I just selected "Save Changes and Exit" to continue booting into Windows. However, now my computer goes into the UEFI every time it starts up. How do I make it go directly to Windows again?


Welcome to Sevenforums,

An update might have changed/reset the way in Bios the primary disk boot. Check in your Bios settings for disk options if its set to AHCI, IDE, or RAID mode.

Choose AHCI if you're not doing any RAID0/1/5/10

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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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After installing an update for Norton Antivirus, Windows 7 will not boot in normal or safemode and instead goes directly to Start-up Repair with no blue screen.

Start-up Repair runs and give inconsistent messages, but often says that a required driver is corrupt - D:\Windows\System32\Drivers\NAVX64\1401010.005\SymDS64.sys .

I have tried renaming the file and have run chkdsk twice and neither thing has done anything to help boot the computer. I've also run Norton's bootable recovery tool and haven't found anything.

Is this malware? What do I do?

A:WIN7 Booting Directly to Startup Repair After NAV Update

Did you try system restore from recovery console?

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I have a quad boot PC which has a very strange problem – when I boot directly into a logical partition, the other two logical partitions are recognised by windows as being primary. Let me explain. I didn’t want to use the MS boot manager, so I am using a 3rd party boot manager (OSL200), and what I did was to orignally make 3 primary partitions and an extended volume that contained 3 logical partitions.
I hid two of the 3 primary partitions, made the unhidden one active, and installed Windows on the active one. After installation, I unhid the next partition and did the same thing, so that each time I was installing windows into an active primary partition whereby the other two partitions were hidden. I installed XP into partition 1, and Windows7 Ultimate 64 bit into partitions 2 and 3. This worked absolutely fine. I set OSL2000 to hid the other primary partitions so when I booted into an OS I saw my boot drive as C: and three other drives, two of which were used for storing common data.
I then wanted to install a fourth OS, so I unhid partition 3, made it active and installed the fourth OS into partition 4 (a logical drive). However, the problem here was that to get into partition 4, I had to use the OSL2000 to boot into partition 3, and then use the MS boot manager to boot into partition 4. Even though I had OSL2000 hide the primary partitions, when booting into partition 4 partition 3 (the active partition) was still visible. (Other than this, there was... Read more

A:Booting directly from logical partition causes strange problem

The problem is that the System partition must be marked Active to point to the paritition intended to boot Win7. Only a Primary partition can be marked Active.

I would Mark Partition Active your main Win7 install on a Primary partition, uninstall the unknown boot manager we've never heard of here at the home of Win7, run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to move the System flag to it until it starts, then install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to add the other OS's.

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After my earlier thread, I asked my brother to install W7 on his computer using my HDD, all well and good and I plug my HDD back in my computer.Problem is the new windows 7 installation does not boot.It starts the little starting windows animation, freezes for a milisecond then my computer restarts.

I've attempted to run startup repair with and without my W7 DVD several times, but to no success.This would be part one of my problem.

Part two would be me installing XP on a seprate partition to try and find out how to fix it (I am currently using that XP install to post this) and now, being unable to start up the windows 7 partition through the F8 boot menu.I think using some partition program would fix this, but there's so many, and to be honest I don't really have a clue how to use them

A:Windows 7 not booting issue/dual boot shenanigins

The issue is that your brother used your HDD in his computer. You need to re install it with the HDD in your computer. It is not possible to switch the hard drive from different computers, all the drivers etc are different.

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Hi,

I just put together a brand new haswell gaming rig and installed windows 7.
Long story short, I copied the contents of my windows 7 installation disc into an internal SATA drive (1600BEVT-22ZCT0) and installed windows onto another internal SATA drive (ST3160215AS).
My problem is that in order to access the windows installation in ST3160215AS I have to boot into 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 and then select Windows 7.
If I boot directly into ST3160215AS then I get the error message "BOOTMGR is missing".
How can I fix this and boot directly into the drive windows is installed in (ST3160215AS)?

I've tried the commands bootrec /rebuildbcd, bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot but they keep using the MBR stored in 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 without ever creating an MBR on the ST3160215AS drive.
I don't have an optical drive on the rig and the only way I can transfer information to and from the rig is by removing the 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 internal drive and connecting it to my laptop.

Sorry for the long post.
Thanks in advance for helping

A:Error message "BOOTMGR is missing" when booting directly into drive

As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

For UEFI USB Pen Drive.
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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Hi,

I just put together a brand new haswell gaming rig and installed windows 7.
Long story short, I copied the contents of my windows 7 installation disc into an internal SATA drive (1600BEVT-22ZCT0) and installed windows onto another internal SATA drive (ST3160215AS).
My problem is that in order to access the windows installation in ST3160215AS I have to boot into 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 and then select Windows 7.
If I boot directly into ST3160215AS then I get the error message "BOOTMGR is missing".
How can I fix this and boot directly into the drive windows is installed in (ST3160215AS)?

I've tried the commands bootrec /rebuildbcd, bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot but they keep using the MBR stored in 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 without ever creating an MBR on the ST3160215AS drive.
I don't have an optical drive on the rig and the only way I can transfer information to and from the rig is by removing the 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 internal drive and connecting it to my laptop.

Sorry for the long post,
Thanks in advance for helping.

A:[SOLVED] Error message "BOOTMGR is missing" ONLY when booting directly into drive

Hi do you have a usb drive then you could try this 4 Ways to Create a Bootable Windows 7 or Vista USB Drive

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Hey everyone
First of all I'm on an iPod so I'm sort for.any misspellings and the like
Anyway, I did a cleaner today and it restarted my computer afterwards but I dropped my keybored and may have hit one of the f9 -12 keys and mnstead of doing start up normally it took me to an all black screen with white words

It says 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
2 choose language and click next
3 click repair your. Computer

Status 0cc000000f

Ingo t he boot selection failed because a required device I'd inaccessible.

At the bottom there are options for continuing and escaping

Continuing gives Mr Windows set up [ems enabled]

And under tools Windows men diagnostic

The first takes me right back to t he first menu

The second dies the same export for an additional "/boot/memtest.exe




Any help would be appreciated

I have an hp win7 ask if other info is neede

A:starting computer takes me directly to windows boot manager

See if you can get to the last good configuration (Repair) DON"T use Registry Cleaners. That's what caused the problem.

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Hi! I just burned a copy of the Windows 8 Developer Preview onto a DVD. I have created a partition for the new OS (because I don't want to install over Windows 7).

When Windows 7 is running and I pop in the DVD, the computer directly recognizes it as a runnable program. I'm also able to install Windows 8 when Windows is running.

But because I want to install it to another partition I need to boot from the DVD. But I can't. First it just ignores the DVD, and boots right into Windows 7. So I tried to force boot via BIOS. Then it just said "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected". Can someone please help me?


I have an ASUS N82J laptop, 4GB RAM, Nvidia GT335M, i3-350M processor, 500GB HDD.

Thank you in advance

A:Booting from DVD issue, "Reboot and select proper boot device".

It would probably be better for you to post this on the new windows 8 forum.
Windows 8 Forums

I am using 8 myself but have yet to properly verse myself on it.
You are sure to find people with more on hand experience on the new forum

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I haven't been on my computer for a week, I was away from home and once I turned it on i get some message saying, Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key.

This happens every time I turn on the PC. I don't get to the Windows login screen or anything.
I have an AMD Motherboard, Raedon HD Graphic Card and run Windows 7 Ultimate.

Help, please?

A:Booting Issue: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device"

Please someone!

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Hi! I just burned a copy of the Windows 8 Developer Preview onto a DVD. I have created a partition for the new OS (because I don't want to install over Windows 7).

When Windows 7 is running and I pop in the DVD, the computer directly recognizes it as a runnable program. I'm also able to install Windows 8 when Windows is running.

But because I want to install it to another partition I need to boot from the DVD. But I can't. First it just ignores the DVD, and boots right into Windows 7. So I tried to force boot via BIOS. Then it just said "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected". Can someone please help me?
I have an ASUS N82J laptop, 4GB RAM, Nvidia GT335M, i3-350M processor, 500GB HDD.

Thank you in advance

A:Booting from DVD issue, "Reboot and select proper boot device".

im thinking it ignores the disc because the order you have for booting 7 is from hardrive first, if you press f1 or f8 or one of the f buttons at the black screen before 7 loads you will get the order of which to boot from first ,select disc and it should load the install screens .

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Okay, so ive tried many ways, and Ive finally got stuck with using a VHD.
I have followed countless tutorials, and finally found one. (on this forums somewhere)
I go through all the steps, and it seems like it is working, and then when I boot my system it says this,
"VHD_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED"

things I have done to try to fix this:
Updated BIOS
Enabled Virtualization in BIOS
Please help! I have been trying to get it to work for days...
Ronnie

A:DUAL BOOTING PROBLEMS- booting win8 with win7.

Hi Ronnie and welcome to the Forum.

Why don't you try this. It is easier and it works: VMware Player - Install Windows 8

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I am trying to help a friend. Her computer would hardly boot yesterday, but after 10 minutes or longer, it would load. Programs hardly run and if they do are impossibly slow to run. Windows task manager keeps popping up. It won't close. We tried to set the registry back to an earlier date, but it won't take. My guess is that is a virus. She had AVG anti-virus running now it won't run either. Any thoughts? Any reliable online site which could scan the computer?

A:XP very slow booting and barely running after finally booting

Follow the 5 Steps to Remove Spyware link in my signature below. The 5 Steps will direct you to some reputable online virus scanners as well as help you post a HijackThis log for analysis by the HijackThis analysts here at TSF.

BMR777

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Hey Everyone ~

I have an Intel Celeron 1.7ghz processor with 512mb of RAM running Windows XP Pro. I'm using on-board graphics controller with a 10gig hard drive used mainly for Windows and a 160gig hard drive used for my programs and downloads. I have never had an issue with putting my computer through stress. It never locked up, although sometimes programs would stall and I would have to Alt+Ctrl+Del into the task manager to end the program.

Recently, I downloaded a torrent file from a reputable site (is there such a thing), and after installing the files, I found out the game wouldn't run on my computer. Upon deleting all the files and the torrent file, I re-booted my computer. All of a sudden, the computer was taking an extraordinaryly longer time to boot up. Then, once the computer had booted into Windows, I noticed that there were two red X's in my task bar.

At first, programs wouldn't even start. I would double-click on them or run them from the command prompt, and they would pop up, then close in an instant. Also, a DOS prompt would pop up, along with a warning, giving me the option to ignore or close. I didn't write down what the error said because I was so frustrated. After downloading a couple different anti-virus programs, and running them through a couple of times, I deleted all the viruses that it could detect. Upon rebooting, one of the red X's was gone, then after some more virus scanning, the other one was finally gone.

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A:No Access to Task Manager / Random Re-Booting

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Hey Everyone ~

I have an Intel Celeron 1.7ghz processor with 512mb of RAM running Windows XP Pro. I'm using on-board graphics controller with a 10gig hard drive used mainly for Windows and a 160gig hard drive used for my programs and downloads. I have never had an issue with putting my computer through stress. It never locked up, although sometimes programs would stall and I would have to Alt+Ctrl+Del into the task manager to end the program.

Recently, I downloaded a torrent file from a reputable site (is there such a thing), and after installing the files, I found out the game wouldn't run on my computer. Upon deleting all the files and the torrent file, I re-booted my computer. All of a sudden, the computer was taking an extraordinaryly longer time to boot up. Then, once the computer had booted into Windows, I noticed that there were two red X's in my task bar.

At first, programs wouldn't even start. I would double-click on them or run them from the command prompt, and they would pop up, then close in an instant. Also, a DOS prompt would pop up, along with a warning, giving me the option to ignore or close. I didn't write down what the error said because I was so frustrated. After downloading a couple different anti-virus programs, and running them through a couple of times, I deleted all the viruses that it could detect. Upon rebooting, one of the red X's was gone, then after some more virus scanning, the other one was finally gone.

Now, I... Read more

A:No Task Manager Access / Random Re-Booting

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Recently I purchased a laptop with windows 8 64 bit pre-installed in it. For my job purpose, I needed windows 7 32 bit. After searching the web and also using the information I got from this site, I disabled secure boot, deleted the recovery partition and converted GPT partitions to MBR. Then I shrink the Big partition in which windows 8 was installed to make room for the windows 7 partition. Then I created a new partition and installed windows 7 on it. After this whenever I switch on the computer, a message come up, saying that a required device cannot be found and windows is to be repaired. The only way in which I can start windows is to go to bios, select the boot options and then select boot from notebook hard drive.

Can anybody please tell me how this problem can be solved

A:Booting problem with dual booting with windows 8 and 7

when you created the new partition did you make itin front or behind the existing partition?

If your boot manager is looking to boot Win 8 on Disk 0 Part 1, and you created the new partition in front of Win 8, your Win 7 will now be located on Disk 0 Part 1 which is where the boot manager is expecting Win 8

can you send us a screen cap of your disk management?

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Hello there, occassional lurker, first time poster, hopefully someone here will be able to help

I've been setting my laptop to dual boot xp pro, and Ubuntu on a seperate partition. All was going well, until xp decided to die altogther. I don't have that error to hand, but it's gone a little further now.

Was going to install xp pro on a 3rd partition, and it started up fine. Now I can boot fine to Ubuntu, and the 2nd version of xp. However, the original xp is still having issues.

Now, when booting up, gets BSOD - bad_pool_caller. Code at the end is: 0x000000c2 (0x00000007,0x00000CD4,0x00000060,0x86F7E1FC)

Everything I've read suggests this is talking about a hardware or software conflict. However, I've not installed any new hardware. I suspect there is a software conflict between the two versions of xp, but I can't see how that can happen.

I can boot into the 1st copy of xp in safe mode, however, explorer.exe fails to start up. Tried running it in task manager to no avail.

I forgot to add - I am using GNU GBRUB to boot between the 3 operating systems.

EDIT 2: Tried it again to boot 1st xp in safe mode - new error for windows product activation - a problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the licence for this computer error code 0x800004005
 

A:Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

Are these installations of XP Pro on the two partitions diferent install disks with separate key codes?
 

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Hello.
I have a recent problem in that C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe shows up in Task manager when I boot the system. Sometimes it uses up all the cpu and sometimes not and it will let itself be removed from the task manager.
I have done an in depth spyware scan with PC Tools SpyWare Doctor and with SuperAnti Spyware and removed all that they found. I have also used the Kaspersky online scanner and removed the four things it found (mostly software that I had not yet installed found on the net) and one entry in the symantec quarentine folder. Symantec corporate V9.0.0.338 found nothing.
Here is the HJT log from my system:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:13:58 PM, on 2/17/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TELUSE~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\BJPV\TVMon.... Read more

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Running Windows 8
 
My laptop is currently infected with some form of Malware. I have removed most of it as far as I can tell, though a problem still remains with my laptop screen being flat black when I boot up the laptop. I am still able to open programs and do things on the laptop, albeit with a workaround with Task Manager's "Run new task" feature. 
 
I am running Malwarebytes, for the second time since this happened after restarting to finish a scan. Not sure what else I can say to help identify the problem, so I'll list the processes in Task Manager that I dont recognize, then say if any of them solved the problem by closing them
 
Spooler Subsystem App
WMI Provider Host (this one I close out and it seems to come back, located ina folder named "WBEM in the "System32" folder
 
If anyone happens to have ay insight as to what may be causing me to have no desktop, or anything besides a black screen and the ability to open Task Manager, I would appreciate the feedback

A:Black screen when booting up laptop, have to start programs through task manager

Hi readerrw07
 
My name is polskamachina and I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal Forum. I will be helping you with your malware issues.
What follows below are some ground rules for this forum.
I will reply as soon as possible (typically within 24-48 hours). In turn, I ask that you please respond within 72 hours. If you know you will be away longer than that, please let me know. I am in California at GMT-7 hours (Pacific Standard Time). If I do not respond to you within 48 hours, feel free to send me a private message.
Some points for you to keep in mind:
Do NOT run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.
Do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
I cannot see your computer. Periodically update me on the condition of your computer, and provide as much detail as you can in every post.
Once things seem to be working again, please do not abandon the thread. I will give an "all-clean" message at the very end.
NOTE: Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of heartaches if things don't go as planned. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a flash drive, anywhere except on the computer.
NOTE: It is good practice to... Read more

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I can boot using a ME Floppy using the Start the computer with CD ROM support. It boots the D: Drive and when I run the setup and it tells me Cannot create a tempory directory.
If you have HPFS or NTFS installed on your harddrive, you will need to creat an MS-DOS boot partition to set up Windows.

If I try a FDISK I get a blinking Unable to access Drive 1
It does say at the top Current Fixed Disk drive: 1

And I switched the Drives to one I know is good just to see.
Changed the HD Cable.(IDE)
Tried a different IDE2 as well.

This is why I get a huge message when I try to run the SETUP off the OS cd.
I can not put the OS onto something that is not here.

What am I missing. What can I try...
 

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I ahve this problem with a computer booting up every time it boots it comes up in 4 bit resolution. But before that started happening it would freeze up while multi-tasking, and I am only talking doing two things at once like being on AOL checking the mail and trying to delete them. I am running a MSI mainboard with a AMD 2600 and 512MB Ram. The 120 GB Western Digital HD is on the same Slave cable as the Cd/Dvd drive. Does this have something to do with it?
 

A:Booting issue

http://www.mikeshardware.com/howtos/howto_connect_ide_hd.html
 

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Hello everyone. I'm having an issue while booting up an old PC of mine. It's the same one from these threads a while back: 1, 2. (posting that since it contains the specs and everything). It worked completely fine last night, but this morning it just doesn't boot up normally.

The issue is: I press the boot button and the usual light that should pop up in front of the computer case when it's open doesn't. Everything else inside the computer seems to be working fine, fan, cooler etc. No unusual sounds going on. Motherboard beeps just fine. But because the light doesn't pop up, I'm assuming the computer isn't fully started somehow since no monitor recognizes that it's booted up, so the monitor stays 'no signal' mode.

What should I be looking at? What could be wrong? Thanks a lot in advance.

A:Issue booting up

Hello

You would need to post those thread links with your pc spec's or re post them/pc spec's here in this thread..

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I'm not sure of this is XP support sorry but not sure where else it would go.

OKAY, so.

I turn on my computer right, its good. The ASUS Motherboard screen comes up with the DEL and TAB options, but then the computer doesn't go to XP. It just sits there with this flashing |

I have tried rebooting it, nothing. I went into BIOS but couldn't find any options that could solve the problem.

Anyone can fix this? Would be very greatful. Ta;

A:Booting Issue

Hi Masefc, Welcome to TSF!

Try powering up the computer from a 'Cold Start', while continually tapping the F8 Key.
In the "Safe Mode" Menu select the option "Last Known Good Configuration", and follow the on-screen prompts.

Post back with the outcome.

Kind Regards,

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I try to boot this computer that has windows XP on but no joy I go into the CMOS settings (picture )and this is what i get.

Then if i try to boot i get start windows normally and safe mode etc... (picture 2)
but when I launch any of them the computer flashes the XP and the PC restarts.
 

A:Booting issue

It sounds like either Windows is corrupted or your HDD is going south. If you have a WinXP CD, you can try to boot from it and select the Repair option. You may also want to run the HDD mfr. diagnostics.
 

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Hello
2day as I ws booting my computer I pressed some blue button written thinkvintage then nw it says NTLDR missing I have no idea what to do,I went 2 the BIOS configuration but I didn't change anything bcoz I ddnt want 2 make things worse, any suggestions!

A:booting issue

Do you have any external drives or thumb drives (flash drives) plugged in?
If not follow these steps

Windows XP recovery console

Watch for a Press any key to boot from CD... message similar to the one shown above.Press a key to force the computer to boot from the Windows CD. If you do not press a key, your PC will continue to boot to the Windows XP installation that's currently installed on your hard drive. If this happens, just restart and try to boot to the Windows XP CD again.
When you reach the command prompt type the following two commands, pressing Enter after each one:

copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\ copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\In the command listed above, d represents the drive letter assigned to the optical drive that your Windows XP CD is currently in. While this is most often d, your system could assign a different letter. Also, c:\ represents the root folder of the partition that Windows XP is currently installed on. Again, this is most often the case but your system could be different.If you're prompted to overwrite either of the two files, press Y.Take out the Windows XP CD, type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC. Assuming that missing or corrupt versions of the NTLDR and/or Ntdetect.com files were your only issues, Windows XP should now start normally.

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My computer is around 2 years old. Not particularly a 'high end' system, but it serves me well. This is the first time i have run into such a big problem.

This is surprising since it is generally well kept in terms of registry, defragmentation, unused shortcuts, etc. Also i have both Comodo Internet Security and Malwarebytes anti-malware installed, so i doubt that it is an infection (although i can't be sure)

When i try turning on the system, it reaches the loading screen with the bar at the bottom. It carries on loading for a few minutes and eventually hangs.

I've tried pressing F8 and selecting startup repair, but it seems to do nothing, it somewhat skips the repair and moves on to the loading screen and then hangs.

I've also tried selecting start in safe mode, but that also seems to do nothing but go to the loading screen and again get stuck.

I'm able to access the BIOS setup with the delete key, but i'm not fimiliar with it, so i didn't do anything there.

I hope that i can be helped to at least recover all of my data.

Bear in mind that i don't have that Vista CD since i didn't recieve one on purchasing the system.
 

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Im running Windows 7 as my primary OS on My new WD 1TB drive. I'v also got Win xP SP2 running on my old 80GB seagate Hard drive. The problem is that system detects seagate drive (WinXP) as primary / system drive. If i unplug it...PC wont boot. I no longer need the seagate drive and one of my friends is willing to buy it from me.
I'v tried formatting seagate drive from windows 7 but no success.
i'v tried setting the WD drive as the 1st boot device in Bios but no success.

How do i make the system boot from my new drive and make it forget about the seagate ??

Thanks.
 

A:booting issue

Set the Windows 7 partition as the System/Active and Boot partition. If Disk Management won't do it EASEUS Partition Master will be happy to do it.
 

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A little while ago, I ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware on my laptop and saw it detect a registry key as infected. I then proceeded to remove it, and it prompted me to reboot. However, upon the reboot the machine went into CHKDSK. After that finished, it tried to boot up but after it got past the "Please wait" screen, it only displayed a black screen with a mouse pointer. It works in Safe Mode, but neither reboots nor System Restore gets it to work in Normal Mode. Did MBAM mess with the registry wrong or something?

If it helps, this is what showed up in the report.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoActiveDesktopChanges (Hijack.DisplayProperties) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

I posted here since I assumed this was related to the registry somehow, but if it's better fit for the Security forum I'll post over there.

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Okay... I found that NoActiveDesktopChanges is picked up as a false positive on Windows 7, so I restored it. That got the desktop to show again, but now some applications like Firefox and System Restore will not open at all, and the start menu becomes unresponsive after a little while. I feel like I just made a big mess here...

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My computer is around 2 years old. Not
particularly a 'high end' system, but it serves me
well. This is the first time i have run into such a
big problem.

This is surprising since it is generally well kept in
terms of registry, defragmentation, unused
shortcuts, etc. Also i have both Comodo Internet
Security and Malwarebytes anti-malware installed,
so i doubt that it is an infection (although i can't be
sure)

When i try turning on the system, it reaches the
loading screen with the bar at the bottom. It
carries on loading for a few seconds and eventually hangs.

I've tried pressing F8 and selecting startup repair, start in safe mode, and last known good confiuration, all which somewhat skips the selected action and moves on to the loading screen and then hangs.

I'm able to access the BIOS setup with the delete
key, but i'm not fimiliar with it, so i didn't do
anything there.

I hope that i can be helped to at least recover all of
my data.

Also, i don't have that Vista CD since i
didn't recieve one on purchasing the system.

The system is a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Desktop Li 3410

A:PC Booting Issue

It could be the hard drive or memory starting to fail. I would recommend you have them both tested

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Hi there,I am rajiv. I am having issue with my HP laptop. I want to disable secure boot and enable legacy option. But when ever i do that and restart the laptop, i get the blank screen and i have to do the hard reset the laptop to get back to normal. Is there any way that i can enable legacy option? Even i tried to boot usb from UEFI but it shows me " Selected boot image did not Authenticate". Please help!!!!

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Hello all,
Ok...so the other day i was using my computer which is an EMachines T6528, when suddenly the screen froze, it looked like all the open windows tiled over each other and covered the entire screen and the mouse was unusable. thinking it just froze, which it had done before, i shut it down by holding the power button until it turned off. upon restarting, the power light comes on, the disk drive lights come on, but no video, the monitor is like it doesnt even have a feed at all and is still in standby mode. also, when i power up there is no POST beeps at all, and the fan is spinning loudly and much faster than normal. any ideas on what this might be? thanks in advance, and i'll be around to answer any questions if you need me to.

A:Booting Issue...please help!

How old is the pc? Have you ever cleaned out the inside of your pc? Turn the pc off completely and let it sit powered off for an hour or two. Power it on and go into safe mode. If it boots ok to safe mode, do a restart and try to boot normally. Does it boot?

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This is my first time using a forum so if its not in the right area my apologies. My issue is my laptop when turned on does standard startup says loading windows then blue screens, it then turns back on as if to go through startup again but brings up a menu saying start windows normally or go to startup repair. Now I have used the startup repair about 5 times and every time the report says "root cause found: startup repair has tried several times but cstill cannot determine the cause of the problem." it also in the menu mentioned before says it could be due to new software or hardware but the only new software is norton 360, and because this is a brand new laptop I don't have any backups and the laptop did not come with a windows 7 disc so I can't even reformat some PLEASE help me

A:booting issue

Hello Levocity, welcome to SevenForums!

Could you please start up in safe mode: Safe Mode

And post full info: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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This issue is a continuation of the issue from https://forums.techguy.org/threads/partition-problem.1204255/ this thread. I was able to successfully rebuild the partition table but windows will no longer boot. I don't know if the partition table is squirrely or what. I tried to use testdisk to rebuild the boot sector but one of the 4 partitions is saying the sector cannot be repaired. The lady I'm working on this for is unsure if she has her disks... so I'm hoping we are able to reinstall windows
 

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Has anyone had this before or heard of? I own a Sont Vaio RS-520 with a 160 GB harddrive. When I turn on my computer it displays the Windows XP logo like normal then it goes into sleep/standby mode for almost 25 minutes. During this whole time, nothing is running. The monitor is black, the light on the power button is not blinking like it should when it's running programs. After 25 minutes, the CPU comes back to life and everything starts to load. What is causing this big booting delay? Is it a hardware or software issue? I wanted to reformat but was afraid the CPU will not work at all. It also takes this long in DOS mode. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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Follow Raybay's advice below!
 

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Hello . I have HP laptop with windows 8 installed. A recent update has caused my system to boot up very slowly. As I start my pc HP logo comes and windows animation that includes circles start revolving but within few seconds the circle stuck up and complete becomes very slow . It takes 20 mins to open up and even mouse and keyboard also shows lag/sluggish behaviour . Please help me and very much frustrated with this problem. I have tested my hardware , and it's perfectly fine .
 

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Hi,

Might be worth removing the update you recently installed and if found to be the problem blocking it going forward. Here is a link with a guide hope it helps :- http://www.howtogeek.com/206271/how-to-roll-back-or-uninstall-a-problematic-windows-update/

Thanks

Steve
 

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My system stops at the boot screen with hp logo, then after waiting for long time I have to switch it off for cell by power button.and next time when I open my Pc the wifi option completely disappears, even from setting and device manager also. Pls help me. My model no. is hp Pavillion 15p208tx. It came with Windows 8.1 and now I have upgraded it to Windows 10 ram is 8gb, graphics 4 gb

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