Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Windows 8.1 won't boot, startup disk doesn't work.

Q: Windows 8.1 won't boot, startup disk doesn't work.

I'm having a hard time with this computer, basically the mbr got messed up and apparently the windows drove locked and csnnot be accessed. I tried the dispatch command as you can see in the attachment and you'll see a ten gig drive I created as partition eight. Forgive me I'm new St this but this was the only drive I created so dell shipped it with so many partitions?
Anyways if you can assist I'll appreciate it, I tried the dispatch and no luck inget a error stating can't open bcd file which after giggling means the drive is still locked and cannot be opened
Also the mbr is just bad.

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Windows 8.1 won't boot, startup disk doesn't work.

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

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

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Windows 8.1 won't boot, startup disk doesn't work.

First of all,welcome to BC !
 
Now can you please post back with the answers to the following questions ?
 
You have said it is a Dell,but please supply the model.
 
Do you have any valuable data on this computer ?
 
Do you have a recovery partition ?
 
Chris Cosgrove

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 79.6

I always get windows boot manager error no matter what i do. Even if i set my microsoft bootable drive it still goes to windows boot manager error. I also tried removing any external devices even changed the flash drive i use for bootable drive but it
still doesn't work. The only time bootable drive works was when i remove the hdd. I can't access F8 no matter what so ican't access safe mode and cmd.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 79.6

Hello, this is my first time posting here and I'm at a loss for what to do, so I'm going to be ridiculously thorough in my explanation of the problem.

My computer is a Dell XPS 8300. The only hardware change since I bought it is the video card, from a Radeon 5450 to an Nvidia GT520.
My specs are:
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor: Intel i5 (can't access the specifics)
RAM: 6 GB
HDD Space: 1 TB

For the past couple of days, my computer has been taking longer than usual to run programs. (This may or may not have anything to do with the problem.) When I did a hard reboot, the Windows symbol appeared as normal, but it was there for longer than normal. Then, a blue screen flashed, fast enough for me to not be able to read what was on it, and then the screen went black.

I rebooted it after that, and it gave me the option to use Startup Repair or to start windows normally. Starting windows normally results in the same issue.

When I use startup repair, it spends some time running, then has the error, "Startup repair cannot repair this problem automatically". The problem details are as such:

Problem Signature:

Problem Event Name:
StartupRepairOffline

Problem Signature 01:
6.1.7600.16385

Problem Signature 02:
6.1.7600.16385

Problem Signature 03:
unknown

Problem Signature 04:
21199797

Problem Signature 05:
AutoFailover

Problem Signature 06:
7

Problem Signature 07:
CorruptAcl

OS Version:
6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1... Read more

A:Windows 7 SP1 won't boot, startup repair doesn't work

ACLS means Access Control List or permissions to that particular driver.
You will need a Windows DVD or reset your computer back to Factory Defaults from the Recovery Partition.
If you have a Windows DVD you can boot off of that and choose Repair Your Computer.
If you don't have a Windows DVD, then most likely you have a Recovery Partition.
Restart the computer and hold the CTRL key down and press F11 to enter Recovery: Dell System Recovery Partition Hotkey & Instructions (Dell PC Restore)

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 77.6

Hello. I am having problems with a Toshiba Satellite laptop that I have been asked to look at by a friend as it started to fail to boot into windows around 2 weeks ago apparently. The OS is Windows 7 Professional.
I am able to access the BIOS fine and the hard drive and memory are recognised correctly, the Toshiba boot screen comes up fine, then the starting windows logo appears very briefly before startup repair launches. Every time I try to repair I get the message saying that Windows was unable to repair the problems automatically. I have tried using the Windows installation dvd for the repair attempt also and then same happens. There are no specific error messages indicating what is wrong, however the following information is given.
 
Root cause found: startup repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the case of the problem.
 
Problem signature:
Problem event name = StartupRepairOffline
Problem signature 01 = 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 01 = 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 03 = unknown
Problem signature 04 = 21200026
Problem signature 05 = AutoFailover
Problem signature 06 = 18
Problem signature 07 = NoRootCause
OS version = 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID = 1033
 
I then tried the recovery console to restore the system to an earlier restore point, however the list of restore points was very short, and the laptop is approx. 3.5 years old, there were only a handful of restore points listed for points in 2014 even after ticking the ... Read more

A:Windows 7 failing to boot and startup repair doesn't work - MBR infection?

I don't think this is a virus... If this was a virus in the MBR or really anywhere on the computer it would be very different... Simply put: it just has a boot issue... I would suggest you contact the owner of the computer and see if you can transfer off all the files and/or make a list of the programs on the computer so you can transfer those off as well... Then reinstall Windows to factory and just reinstall the files and programs as need be... There's always the option of trying to boot from the hard drive on your computer... If it boots then there may actually be a legitimate virus on the computer but if it doesn't then it's safe to say you've just got a corrupted OS...

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 77.6

Is my hard drive dead? Here's what I've already tried:
Chkdsk /r (which did find some bad files)
Startup repair (which did not identify the issue)
Starting in safe mode - result was a partial start with list of drivers, then a blank screen
System restore to earlier date - tells me there is no restore point (?!)
Can't reinstall Vista bc I no longer have the cd
Fortunately, I have Carbonite, so probably haven't lost any important files. Before I head for the Apple store, I thought I'd see if anyone has additional ideas to get this PC to boot?
Thanks in advance, Rachel

A:Windows won't boot, even in safe mode, startup repair doesn't work

I should also note that my PC downloaded a big Windows update yesterday. It did boot properly afterwards, but i had to do two hard reboots this morning bc the system froze, wouldnt even launch task manager.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 65.6

/*NOTE: to the right it says i'm running the RC, but i'm not anymore. Running Windows 7 Ultimate. and now...*/

All of my system sounds work fine, as do all of the wav files in the C:\Windows\Media directory. All except for Windows Startup.wav. When my computer starts up, the sound does not play, and when I double click the file in the folder, it only makes a brief "click sound".

I tried replacing it with one from my friends Windows 7 machine, but it strangely just makes the same "click" sound in WMP.

I have tried sfc \scannow to fix some small registry hiccups, and it actually fixed everything, except for this. I have tried to toggle the sounds etc. / reboot, but none of those seem to be working. any help is appreciated.

A:Windows Startup.wav doesn't work/play.

Hi xCaptainAmazing.Welcome to SevenForums

The Windows Start Up wav is stored in C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll.

Have a look at the following thread.I know it is about replacing the start up wav, but it will give you a lot of insight in how to restore your start up sound.

Change Windows 7 Startup Sound?

Hope this helps
.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 65.6

Hi, and thank you for your time.

Guess I'll start from the beginning. My laptop (Asus x401u windows 7 home premium 64bit) was abruptly disconnected from it's power source, and I haven't been able to get into windows since. Upon startup i'm sent to the windows error recovery screen with two options available: "Launch startup repair (recommended)" and "Start windows normally".

Upon selecting the first option windows attempts to load files ultimately resulting in a black screen with the cursor appearing several minutes later, requiring a hard shutdown (holding the power button).

Upon selecting the second option windows tries to start, but ultimately fails, ending with a quick flash of a blue error screen (pic related), then reboots, taking me back to the windows error recovery screen.

Now, after having no luck with those two methods, I went to the advanced boot options, which offers the following 12 selections:

1. repair your computer(which attempts to load files and ends in another black screen),

2. Safe mode (which attempts loading files but gets stuck at "\ Windows\ System32\ drivers\CLASSPNP.SYS", then reboots to windows error recovery screen,

3. Safe mode with networking (same result as safe mode),

4. Safe mode with command prompt (again, same result),

5. Enable boot logging (haven't tried it),

6. Enable low res video (640x480) (seems irrelevant),

7. Last known good configuration (advanced) (windows attempts to start, but a... Read more

A:I can't get into windows and startup repair doesn't work

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
What exactly do you mean by "abruptly" was the battery removed while powered on ?
Also your attachment is upside down could you please edit your question with an edited/ rotated image and re-upload it ?

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64.8

 Hi,
So I'm going to try to be as specific as possible. About a month ago, I finally updated to Windows 10 from Windows 7 on a Sony Vaio laptop. It seemed to work fine, but I started getting an error every time Windows would start up or if I would "awake" the computer from Sleep mode. The error was "please insert disk into removable disk E:" I never had this error before. Apparently, this drive was my SD card and I've never even used that drive at all. Other than being an annoyance though, this error didn't seem to have any impact so I rolled with it for the time being figuring I could fix it later or just deal with it.
Well, after about two weeks, my computer froze up, so I tried to restart, and it wouldn't startup again. I would turn it on and it would just go to a black screen with a white arrow and stop. Sometimes it would take me to a black screen and say "Operating System Not Found." After several failed startup attempts, Windows seemed to take me to some diagnostic screen and I went through several prompts following whatever advice Windows 10 was giving me to fix the startup error. After several failed attempts, somehow miraculously I got it started again. Quickly, in fear of this happening again, I decided to revert back to Windows 7 hoping this would fix any problems. I let it run over night and the next morning, the computer was back to Windows 7 as normal. I was able to use the laptop as normal and there were no error messages. It seemed everything was fine.
W... Read more

A:Windows Won't Start, Startup Repair Doesn't Work

 
 
Please run System File Checker
 
The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces corrupted and incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
 
Click on the Start orb and then type cmd in the Search programs and files box.
 
In the pane above the search box Programs will appear with cmd below it, right click on cmd and select Run as administrator.
 
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, enter the password, or click Allow.
 
This will open the Elevated Command Prompt, it will look similar to the image below.
 

 
Copy and paste sfc /scannow in the command prompt, then press Enter to start the scan.  
 
If the scan finds no integrity  problems the scan will stop.  Type in exit, then press Enter to stop the scan.
 
When the scan is finished and if intergrity issues are found (corrupt files that couldn't be repaired), please do the following.
 
Click on the Start orb then copy and paste the following in the Search programs and files box.
 
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"
 
This will place a new icon on the desktop titled sfcdetails.  Double click on this icon to  
the CBS log, copy and paste the log in your topic.
 
If this fails to place the icon on your desktop run the command from the Command Prompt.  Use the instructions I provided at the start of thi... Read more

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64.8

Hello, I am a new member and this is my very first post. My daughter's laptop doesn't boot up, and I read some of the posts here and hope somebody can help me with a fixlist.
 
Windows 7 x64, no Windows CD available, attempting a restart my computer will not boot and I cannot get it to start in any safe mode option or get to an earlier time through system restore ( I get errors 0x800700b7)
So I downloaded FRST64.exe, put it on a USB stick and run it via the Windows 7 64-bit repair CD and the log FRST.txt from the farbar recovery scan is in the attachment.
 
Can you please help me with a Fixlist.txt solution so that I can use this to resolve the problem?
 
Thanks in advance,
Pete
 
 

A:Win 7, stuck during startup, Windows repair doesn't work

 
Lets give it a try.
 
Here is the file: 
 fixlist.txt   2.19KB
  8 downloads
 
The tool will make a log in the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.
 
Attempt to boot in Normal Mode and let me know the outcome.
 

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64.8

Windows Vista Recovery Disc Download — The NeoSmart Files

This is the link everyone gives me to fix my pc. I carried out all the instructions, burned the file onto a blank dvd and everything. When I boot from the DVD, Vista Installation pops up...why is this?

A:Windows Vista Recovery disk doesn't work..

Did you download the right bit rate for the disk?

Read other 18 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64.8

It appears I can't run my disk defragmenter anymore. Every time when I'm trying to analyze the disk, it shows 0% although it's been about 3 months since I last time defragmented it, so it must have some kind of fragmentation. Also, when I highlight for example "system" and click defragment nothing happens. Before when I highlighted system and clicked degragment, the % number would show up and start going from 1 to 2, etc........ Now it just acts like it is turned off. It doesn't work on any of the 4 category choices (OS, Recovery, system, and my external hard drive).
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 - disk defragmenter doesn't work

Unless you've changed it, Windows 7 will automatically defragment itself every so often (I think the default is Wednesday nights). It's therefore entirely possible that there's no problem after all.

If that doesn't seem likely, I suggest you pick up another defrag tool (such as Piriform's defraggler) and see what it makes of your drive. Bear in mind that it over-reports some things, such as including the page file in the analysis even though it can't do anything to it.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64.4

Today my laptop was working fine but then I shut it down and turned it on again, when I turned it back on, after the Starting Windows and windows logo disappear I get a blue screen for half a second then my computer try's to reboot, I've tried to use startup reapir but u just have a crusor with a background, safe mode also crashes, and when Im trying to boot up from my windows 7 USB, it is just stuck on setting up the installtion, please help, if this is a hardware problem im really gonna be Sad, if there is a way to wipe my hard drive please let me know, thanks

A:Windows won't boot, startup won't work, safe mode dosent work

Have you tried a new AC adaptor?

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64.4

I'm house-sitting for my friend while he is out of town and one day I came home and turned on his computer and It said that Windows had failed to start, this wasn't unusual; it had happened once or twice before. but, when I selected tried to run startup repair (whitch had worked last time) It just took me back to the same "windows has failed to start" screen. I don't want him to know that this happened, cause I'm afraid he'll think I did something to cause this, so I dont want to wipe it or anything like that. I don't want to spend any money taking it into a shop or anyhting but if it's my only choice I'll do it. Someone help !

A:Windows 7 fails to start, startup repair doesn't work

Just experienced a similar failure.
Windows repair failed - at least the 3 times i tried.
1) In another forum removing any memory card - even the dummy card -and reboot may solve the problem...??

2) My solution was the "Win 7 Repair disk" - not recovery disks. First I had to enter the bios and change the boot -order to get the laptop to boot from the disk.
The process was sloooow but finally i got a repair menu: fix start problems 2) restore ect.
I choose "start problems" - Again slowly the laptop went back to normal

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64.4

I have an HP Pavilion dv5-2135dx laptop... I don't know what went wrong but I randomly have a &quot;Windows Error Recovery&quot; screen when i turn it on: &quot;Windows Failed to Start. A recent hardware/software change might be the cause&quot; and i can either choose &quot;Launch Startup Repair&quot; or &quot;Start Windows Normally&quot; BUT when i attempt to start windows normally, it goes back to the &quot;Windows Error Recovery&quot; Screen. If i click &quot;Launch Startup Repair&quot; it doesn't do anything but stay on another screen and i've let it be on that screen for a whole day and nothing happens. I've tried safe mode and again it goes back to the &quot;Windows Error Recovery&quot; screen. I've tried all the debugging options and it goes back to the error screen. When I shut it down and tapped F10 to enter the bios menu, i went under the diagnostic tab and ran both the Hard Drive Test and Memory Test. Here are the results:<br>Primary Hard Drive Test- Hard Disk Full (305)<br>Memory Test- Passed<br>But i have no idea what that means because my laptop is brand new and it has 500gb... so the harddrive shouldnt be full. I'm in need of help because I don't know what to do after looking through abunch of forums... Please help me.

A:Windows Failed To Start & Startup Repair Doesn't Work!!!!

Hi: If you can live with losing your files, etc, you can try a system recovery back to factory specs. Boot up the PC and tap the F11 key at the beginning of the HP welcome screen to launch the recovery manager. Follow the prompts to reset the PC to factory specs. That is probably your only choice at this juncture. Paul

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

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

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

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

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

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 61.6

When I reboot my computer it doesn't start normally. I receive a black screen and it gives me the option to repair computer or start windows normally. If I don't choose anything it goes into repair computer and then I get an error saying that the computer couldn't be repaired. HELP!!!

A:Windows doesn't boot up normally and startup repair issue

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am HelpBot: an automated program designed to help the Bleeping Computer Staff better assist you! This message contains very important information, so please read through all of it before doing anything. We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. To help Bleeping Computer better assist you please perform the following steps:*************************************************** In order to continue receiving help at BleepingComputer.com, YOU MUST tell me if you still need help or if your issue has already been resolved on your own or through another resource! To tell me this, please click on the following link and follow the instructions there.CLICK THIS LINK >>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/logreply/442790 <<< CLICK THIS LINK If you no longer need help, then all you needed to do was the previous instructions of telling me so. You can skip the rest of this post. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below.*************************************************** If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lo... Read more

Read other 25 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 61.6

Pasting in contextual information from another post. ~ OBconflicker.Bi!nf worm keeps reappearing, windows defender monitor stops working, slow computer, windows search protocol windows pop up, Malware, virusPop up windows keep appearing "Windows search protocol host stopped working and was closed" Itunes occassionally doesn't work, Media Sync doesn't work. Hard Drive keeps working in the background. Windows Defender no longer monitors the running programs.End of added information. ~ OBLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:46:00 AM, on 1/11/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18349)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_TrayIcon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\IntelDH\NMS\Support\IntelHCTAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Windows\sttray.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

A:microsoft windows search protocol host stopped, slow, firefox doesn't work, itunes doesn't work

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 61.2

Hello guys,I have problem with boot of Windows 10 image from USB stick.I have model G565 (2010 laptop) with Windows 7 Home edition inside. I'm 100 % sure that I have bootable USB stick with Windows 10 system.At BIOS I've tried every recommended setting but nothing works: 1/ When the USB Legacy option is Enabled the USB Stick is visible. I changed the order of booting and placed it on the 1st place. System doesn't boot from it and start Windows normally. F12 and choosing the USB stick is the same. 2/ When the USB Legcy option is Disabled the USB stick is NOT visible so I can't boot it from it either. For me it seems that BIOS version is too old with only few settings. I also thought that I will disable boot from HDD but there is no way how to do it. Do you think that update of BIOS can help? If so, could you please recommend me correct application which will update it? Thank you,BRLukas 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 61.2

Hi

Thanks in advance for any help
I've got a a Dell Lattitude D820 with Windows XP home.
One day, out of the blue, I started getting an error message when Windows tries to boot.
Unmountable_Boot_Volume

with some unhelpful directions, and then at the bottom,

Stop: 0X000000ED (0x864FB590, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
I checked out some different places and the general advice was to try and boot windows from the Windows CD. After setting the BIOS and cleaning the disk, this is what happens

Blue screen with ?Windows Setup? appears and at the bottom it tells me all the little steps it's taking to get windows going. It all goes well and I get ?Setup is starting Windows?

but then I get another blue screen of doom, this one says:

Stop: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0xF76130BF, 0xF7A5F208, 0xF7A5EF08)

pci.sys- Address F76130BF base at F760C000, DateStamp 3b7d855c

I'm not even sure I can reformat if the CD won't work. Ugh.

A:Unmountable Boot Volume, and Windows CD doesn't work

Are you using IDE or SATA. Did you check to be sure you are using the proper cable if you are using IDE? That could cause the first error and the second error. The second error is a driver based error. Hopefully you have a backup because there is a possibility your hard drive is dying. My suggestion...check the cabling...remove any unneeded hardware from the computer...check to make sure everything else is seated properly and try to start up. How old is the computer?

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60.8

Finally I have a problem where I can''t make heads or tails from.
I have a very old Pentium II computer, using Windows XP which I use as a music cumputer. It suddenly stoped working. What it still does is booting: it finishes POST operation, checks BIOS, recognises that keyboard and Mouse are attached, it correctly sees my hard drive and cd-rom drive. Then it switches to my hard drive and is supposed to start windows, but it just gets stuck there, giving me an ugly black screens with a blinking cursor and that's all. I've tried reinstalling Windows from CD and that works fine until it restarts and the hard drive is supposed to take over from the CD-ROM. It gives me the same screen. The silly thing is that up until that moment the computer has been copying files from the cd to the hard disk, so the computer is able to work with the harddisk. I've checkdisked the HD and everything was fine. I've placed the HD onto another computer and it was able to read the HD,, so the HD is OK. I've repeated everything with another HD with exactly the same results. So, the computer is working, nothing wrong with the MoBo, the HD is working, cables are fine (I've replaced them as well), computer is able to work with the HD, but it just won't work when windows is supposed to start up. I've a;so made sure that the master/slave jumpers are ok, so that's not the problem either.

HELP ME, SOMEBODY!

A:[SOLVED] hard disk doesn't boot, start up windows

try another power supply in it

Read other 19 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Hello, I hope you guys can help me. I have A Dell Laptop with Windows 7.

Today my laptop stopped working. When I try to turn it on normally, it will go to request to either launch the start up repair or to try booting it up normally again. When I try to launch the start up repair it will state that it's loading, but then it will stick to the windows 7 blue screen and stay there, nothing will happen. I tried to see if I can launch the Recovery manager by pressing F8 while the dell logo appeared and selected the 'Recover your Computer' option but it gives the same windows 7 blue screen. It also wont work on Safe Mode.

I hope there is a solution for this, I do not have a recovery disk.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 will not boot, repair start up launch also doesn't work

Hi Welcome to the forum

i would try running the dell diagnostics. start computer start tapping F12 and run the tests on hard drive

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Dell Inspiron 1545 (think it is running intel celeron, however sticker is off so can't check!) had Windows 7 from new
 
My CPU was running at 100 percent nearly all the time
 
Virus & malware checked etc.. nothing came up
 
Some tutorials suggested System restore;;; tried several just got error messages tried to restore from an external hard drive as that was the last time computer was okay, now it won't reboot, not even safe mode and the start up repair just loops
 
Found this site and this advice
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/435162/windows-7-wont-boot-not-even-safe-mode-repair-doesnt-work-either/
 
 this is the text after plugging in the USB on the infected computer ( currently using my sons computer)  - hope you can help - cheers, Sarah
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 25-07-2016
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-VEM8RTJ (26-07-2016 17:00:28)
Running from g:\
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Recovery
Default: ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===========================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restor... Read more

A:Windows 7 won't boot, not even safe mode... Repair doesn't work either..

Greetings Sarah and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met.Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems simply stop and tell me.When you post your reply, use the button instead.In the ... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Machine was working but for some reason all of my icons were gone. I got it to allow me to install chrome. That icon stayed. But I had nothing else showing. I could shut down and reboot. Just all of my stuff was gone. Now it just hangs at the windows logo and never goes past that. I can get to the repair program though. Safe mode just hangs at the windows logo too.

I appreciate any help.

A:Windows 7 won't boot, not even safe mode... Repair doesn't work either...

Hi 8SKIN8,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. I will be assisting you.I'll move the topic to malware removal forum.For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Un... Read more

Read other 50 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Greetings, 
 
Please help.... My Windows 7 will not boot. I tried Safe Boot...nothing...Repair...says It cannot repair. I've figured out how to bypass password issue getting into System Recovery. From there I tried System Restore but an "unexpected error" came up. System cannot find specified file.
Now, I did find an old post from 6 years ago recommending FRST, which I was able to run on my "Dead7". But now I'm not sure what to do because that thread went in a different direction than my issue. I do have the file FRST produced, but that's as far as I can go.
 
Can somebody PLEASE PLEASE ( i know, i'm begging...lol) help with this? This is not an "online" pc as I only use it for music, although it has been online recently but that was only for drivers..
 
I appreciate any and all comments and help..
 
Thank You...

A:Windows 7 won't boot, not even safe mode and repair doesn't work either

FRST is a tool used with malware situations...which is why it's not allowed or used in this forum.  We do not address malware issues.
 
If you want to post your FRST log in the proper forum because you suspect malware...then please post it in the Malware Removal Logs forum (link is in my signature).
 
The only useful data which you have provided thus far...is that your system won't boot.  There can be any number of reasons for this, ranging from hardware to O/S to malware issues.
 
If it were me...I would check the obvious suspect, the hard drive itself, by running the long generic test of SeaTools for Windows on said hard drive.  If nothing else, that should help eliminate something from consideration.
 
Louis

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Just installed a new mobo and CPU. I get about 2 seconds into the "Starting Windows" phase before the system freezes and restarts. I only get the option to run Startup Repair, but it has failed to solve the issue about 5 times now. System Restore doesn't solve it either.
I should note that I discovered my disk drives have been labeled differently. I have no idea how this happened. I made sure the correct drive has boot priority in BIOS but it didnt seem to make a difference. I also do not have an optical drive or a recovery disk handy. Not sure what I can do at this point.

A:Windows fails to boot, repair/restore doesn't work

If you are using the same hard drive as previously used with old motherboard...without reinstalling Windows...that's probably the cause of your frustration, IMO.
 
Louis

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

When I start up Windows, I have two options, "Windows 7" and "Windows 7 Home Premium (Recovered)", and only the second one works. This is annoying because it defaults to the first entry.

Some background info: I added a second hard drive to my laptop, and I used an Ubuntu install disc to move Windows 7 to the second hard drive and install Ubuntu to the first (larger) hard drive. When I start up my computer, the Grub boot loader gives me an option between Ubuntu Linux and Windows 7.

When I first tried to boot into Windows, it had problems (caused by finding itself on a new drive I assume) and attempted to do startup repair which didn't change anything. It had detected a Windows 7 installed on drive "E", attempted repair, but on reboot I got to the same place. Next I used the Windows 7 Repair disc that I had burned earlier, which appeared to do the exact same process of attempting startup repair, however this time when I rebooted I got the option between "Windows 7" and "Windows 7 Home Premium (Recovered)". The first option causes it to do what it did before, and the second option gets me into Windows 7 fine. Windows still sees its hard drive as "C" which is good.

While looking for solutions to this, I found the bcdedit utility. I attempted to rename "Windows 7 Home Premium (Recovered)" to just "Windows 7 Home Premium" to test whether it changed anything, but when I boot up I still get "Windo... Read more

A:Windows 7 boot manager default entry doesn't work

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You may need to run a startup repair three times with a reboot between each occurrence.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Hello everyone,As the title says my laptop doesnt boot anymore. Yesterday it worked fine and I shut the system of just normal. Ive been reading on this http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic435162.html post that I need to run a tool. The log is in the attachment.Mod Edit: FRST is a malware removal tool...no such logs are allowed in this forum and what you have posted thus far does not indicate malware - Hamluis.Normally my system32 folder is on the C drive but this time I think it was trying to boot from the D drive.Really hope someone can help me with this problem.Thanks

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

Hi!

My home pc is currently running windows xp, it was turned off without shutting down and has since shown a bsod when it is starting up. This occurs in safe mode aswell as regular startup. I was advised to try repairing using my xp disk, or reinstalling the os

I cannot find my XP disk but I do have a new retail copy of 7 home premium 64 bit. I was hoping I could fix the problem with that. I have changed the boot priority in BIOS to the DVD drive but it doesn't load, the disk spins up for a few seconds before spinning back down. This repeats for approx 30 seconds before giving up and booting the hard drive.

I'm at a complete loss so any help or advice would be great!
Thanks.

A:BSOD on startup & Windows 7 won't boot from disk.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Nirlez


Hi!

My home pc is currently running windows xp, it was turned off without shutting down and has since shown a bsod when it is starting up. This occurs in safe mode aswell as regular startup. I was advised to try repairing using my xp disk, or reinstalling the os

I cannot find my XP disk but I do have a new retail copy of 7 home premium 64 bit. I was hoping I could fix the problem with that. I have changed the boot priority in BIOS to the DVD drive but it doesn't load, the disk spins up for a few seconds before spinning back down. This repeats for approx 30 seconds before giving up and booting the hard drive.

I'm at a complete loss so any help or advice would be great!
Thanks.


You cant use a win 7 dvd to "repair" an XP install.

You have to either download an XP image, or if you have a valid key for win 7 install that.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

I have a Compaq Presario SR1810NX with Windows XP, it's about 4 years old - never had any problems.
The last time I turned it off, I just unplugged it.

Then the next time, when I turned on my computer it showed
" Windows Error Recovery: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. "

I chose, "Previous Start up (the one that worked for you last time)"

When I pressed it, it went back to the COMPAQ screen with logo.

Now, my computer is stuck at the start up screen with only the COMPAQ logo.
The keyboard doesn't work - I can't press anything (I've tried ESC, F8 - nothing happens).

Please help me. What do I do??
 

A:Help! Stuck at screen logo, keyboard doesn't work, won't boot into Windows.

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 59.6

I shut off my computer earlier today and when I tried to turn it back on, it will not load beyond the blue login screen. I've tried starting it in safe mode but again, it won't go beyond the blue login screen. I've tried repairing it and it says that there is no problem. When I try to run the command prompt, it says hat it can not complete the task because a system repair is in process. Please help me, I have important files om there for clients.

A:Windows 7 won't boot, startup repair won't work.

Hello MahLiiSah and welcome to Seven Forums.

I found this Microsoft Answers thread that may help you. Particularly about using Ubuntu (or any other live Linux CD) to access your important files.

Windows 7 will not boot, startup repair, recovery disk useless. - Microsoft Answers

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 59.6

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

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

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

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

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

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 58.8

Windows 10 -My on-board Ethernet 'card' stopped working. I added a new network card but the internet still isn?t working. So I booted the computer into a recovery CD and was able to connect to the Internet via both network cards.Do I simply go to device manager and uninstall the three network items that are listed there, or do I go to a deeper level? Disabling them and re-enabling them did nothing.
Thank you for taking the time,
Rollo

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 58.4

I shut off my computer earlier today and when I tried to turn it back on, it will not load beyond the blue login screen. I've tried starting it in safe mode but again, it won't go beyond the blue login screen. I've tried repairing it and it says that there is no problem. When I try to run the command prompt, it says hat it can not complete the task because a system repair is in process. Please help me, I have important files om there for clients.

A:Windows 7 won't boot, startup repair won't work, can't go into safe mode.

Welcome MahLiiSah

Sounds like you are in a rush and that you have an installation/repair disc.

I suggest you just boot to that and try running System Restore to a previous point (you will not lose any files, just perhaps a program or two you installed recently).

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 58

When I power-on, the F1 key doesn't bring me into the BIOS but goes directly to my power-on password. I tried holding down the Fn key at the same time (as I read in another post), but that doesn't work either. The splash screen is very fast, so I even tried hitting the ON button while holding down F1, but no go. I need to change my power-on password but dont' know how to get to it. Can anyone help?

A:F1 key doesn't work at startup

I just noticed that the flash screen at power-on says "To interrupt normal press Enter." This doesn't do anything either.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Here's the list:

Startup Repair V2
Problem Signature 01: unknown
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.0.0.0.0
Problem Signature 03: 0
Problem Signature 04: 65537
Problem Signature 05: unknown
Problem Signature 06: NoOsInstalled
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 1
Problem Signature 09: FixPartitionTable
Problem Signature 10: 1168
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

I just ran a diagnostic startup and it didn't work. Can someone tell me what's wrong?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

I recently had some problems with my on board ethernet where it was locking up my entire system. This was eventually pinned down and I put an SMC PCI Ethernet 10/100 Card into my machine which fixed the problem.

However I've had a different problem ever since. Whenever I boot (or reboot) my computer, the Ethernet connection doesn't work for a good one to two minutes after start up. No amount of attempting to disable/re-enable the connection, or using that Windows Repair My connection thing will fix this and I just have to wait. Windows says it is connected but it doesn't work and then after a mintue or so it says the connection is disconncted, then it reconnects within a second or two and then will it work.

After this the connection is perfectly stable until the next time I start Windows. Also I don't have this problem on my brother's computer which connects to the same 4-port router.

Are there any Windows / software settings I can try changing before I try swapping it out for another Ethernet card?

Most of this probably isn't relevant but I'll list it all anyway...
AMD Athlon XP 2600+
1GB DDR 2700
Radeon 9800 Pro AGP 128MB
Windows XP Home
Mentor 4-Port ADSL Router
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

My y50 keyboard doesn't work on startup, I must always restart the laptop immediately after starting it for the laptop keyboard to work. I have had this problem for over 1year now. Ever since I got the laptop. What is the problem, and how do I fix it?Lenovo y50-70Production date: 15/04/01SN: ********
 
Moderator note: serial number removed for member's protection. Post moved to correct forum.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Every time I start up the computer, my video card stops working. When I look in Device Manager, it shows the video card there, but with an exclamation mark by it which means it's in a 'problem state'. I can fix it by reinstalling the driver, but I have to do this every time I turn it on! How do I make it work every time?
 

A:Driver doesn't work on startup???

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

My y50 keyboard doesn't work on startup, I must always restart the laptop immediately after starting it for the laptop keyboard to work. I have had this problem for over 1year now. Ever since I got the laptop. What is the problem, and how do I fix it?Lenovo y50-70Production date: 15/04/01SN: CB35662799

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Hi Guys,
I need an help with a difficult problem.
The computer is under children use and probably they download few viruses. One of them just hit the usb drivers.
First of all, in the beginning i success use the PS/2 with adopter and try to scan after virus.
The window defender won't works, said something like failed to start up defender.
Try with some cmd commends like chksdk with clean

Waiting for your help.

A:USB Connectors doesn't work after WIN startup

Free Virus Scan | ESET Online Scanner | ESET
try running eset with These settings pictured below..

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Sometimes when I start up my computer nothing happens when I try to type. Then when I reboot it works. It seems to happen if I move the mouse during startup. If I don't move the mouse it starts up normally.

It also seems to have started doing this when I made some changes in my Kaspersky Anti Virus. I updated to version 5.0.227 from 5.0.142 and also I changed the automatic update schedule from once a day to every 3 hours.

The man at the Kaspersky forum suggested I disable the "Protection from network attacks" feature. They said I should because I also run ZoneAlarm Pro and there could be conflicts. This didn't help.

This is all I've done so far. Any help would be greatly appreciated. You guys have been a big help in the past. Before I started frequenting this forum I had lots of trouble with spyware and viruses and now my internet experience is almost trouble free. Thanks guys.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:00:54 PM, on 6/1/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Pro... Read more

A:Keyboard doesn't work at startup

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Hi, I bought SSD TRANSCEND MTS400 M.2  and installed it in my Lenovo y510p. But windows and bios doesn't see ssd disk. Any idea?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Hello,

I attempted to run disk defragmenter yesterday on a windows 7 operating system which i upgraded from Vista. It got to about halfway through analysing and then went back to 0 %. I tried to run it in safe mode, but i cannot get the program to even load at all. I have followed numerous suggestions online, and after some digging discovered i do not have a "dfrg.inf" file in my windows folder. I think this is what is causing the problem but i don't know what to do about it. If anyone could offer any help i would be really greatful. Thanks.
 

A:disk defragmenter doesn't work

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

Hi, I left my Pc on standby last night, there were no signs that the computer was broken in any way. I started it up by hitting one of the keyboard keys and it came up with a blue screen of death which I didn't take note of. After I restarted my pc and now it looks like it can't find the OS. I have tried to system restore but it won't let me. And I have also tried choosing a system image backup but it still won't let me. Any help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,

Kyle

A:Disk boot failure on startup, insert system disk and press enter

Hello Kyle!

What kind of boot drive do you have? What model is it? Is there another storage device in your PC?

Start your PC up and check if you see the boot drive in BIOS. If not, power down the PC, open it up change the cables and port, start up again.

Good luck!

CK_WD

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

I have an Alienware M11x with Windows 7. This brand of Alienware laptops "does not" have a disk drive, so a windows 7 boot disk is useless even if I had one, which I don't. I tried to start up this laptop today and Windows will not load. it goes to startup repair, and startup repair will not fix the issue. So I don't know how to fix this issue and get windows 7 to load. Every tutorial I
find online say "use the boot disk." I don't have a boot disk, as I said this laptop doesn't even have a disk drive built in.
 

A:Win 7 Startup Repair Not Working. No boot disk or laptop disk drive.

Use a windows 7 boot usb drive, that you can make your self for free?
 

Read other 1 answers