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Windows 7 boot manager default entry doesn't work

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

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 "Windows 7" and "Windows 7 Home Premium (Recovered)". I don't even know where the "Windows 7" entry comes from.

Here's the output of `bcdedit /v`:

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
path \bootmgr
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
default {74e62c05-aa3f-11e1-90f0-e412b6135969}
displayorder {74e62c05-aa3f-11e1-90f0-e412b6135969}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {74e62c05-aa3f-11e1-90f0-e412b6135969}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 Home Premium
locale en-US
recoverysequence {74e62c06-aa3f-11e1-90f0-e412b6135969}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
A bit later I experimented with some options, and noticed I could see even more entries with `bcdedit /v /enum ALL`:

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
path \bootmgr
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
default {74e62c05-aa3f-11e1-90f0-e412b6135969}
displayorder {74e62c05-aa3f-11e1-90f0-e412b6135969}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {74e62c05-aa3f-11e1-90f0-e412b6135969}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 Home Premium
locale en-US
recoverysequence {74e62c06-aa3f-11e1-90f0-e412b6135969}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {74e62c06-aa3f-11e1-90f0-e412b6135969}
device ramdisk=[\Device\HarddiskVolume2]\Recovery\windowsre\Winre.wim,{74e62c07-aa3f-11e1-90f0-e412b6135969}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Recovery Environment (recovered)
osdevice ramdisk=[\Device\HarddiskVolume2]\Recovery\windowsre\Winre.wim,{74e62c07-aa3f-11e1-90f0-e412b6135969}
systemroot \windows
winpe Yes
custom:46000010 Yes

Windows Memory Tester
identifier {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
device partition=C:
path \boot\memtest.exe
description Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale en-US

Device options
identifier {74e62c07-aa3f-11e1-90f0-e412b6135969}
ramdisksdidevice partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
ramdisksdipath \Recovery\windowsre\boot.sdi
Two of those entries have the same identifier, that can't be right. And I still don't see the "Windows 7" entry. I'm confused. Any help?

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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

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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.

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i just installed windows 7. when i boot my pc windows boot manager comes up and asks me to choose between Windows 7 or Windows 7

the first one works but the second one does not. how do i delete that 2nd windows 7 entry so that the first one boots by default? i only have one OS and dont need it to ask me to choose. thanks

A:how to delete entry from windows boot manager?

See this, it is for Vista, but will work for W7


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I've run a LiveCD version of Ubuntu on my Vista system recently.
Upon existing the LiveCD and restarting Vista, the screen shows 2 OS options: Vista & Ubuntu. Vista is the default.
I wish to remove the Ubuntu OS option from the start up screen so the system loads only Vista directly without showing any options when I power up the system.
Please advise. Thanks very much.

A:Windows boot manager - remove ubuntu entry

Do you have a Windows disc? One of the easiest methods of fixing this is using one.

If you have Windows disc handy, we can remove GRUB and Ubuntu all together. Because if all you do is remove a single entry in Grub the OS will remain, but not be accessible from the menu if just editing Grub. Once GRUB is removed you need a Windows disc to restore MBR, or you will not be booting into an OS. If you have this then start doing the below.

1) If you have anything in Linux you wish to keep back it up first.

2) Login to Windows with an Administrator account.

3) Open your start menu, right click "Computer", and press "Manage" in the list.

4) Hit the "Disk Management" option under "Storage" in the "Computer Management" window.

5) Find the Linux partitions. You will need to delete the Linux partitions. Be extra careful here not to delete anything related to Windows. Windows tends to use NTFS file systems and can not read ext file systems. They should look blank, but again be sure you know what you are deleting. Otherwise you could be deleting your D partition or other various partitions related to Windows.

6) Put your Windows disc in at this point. Restart the machine and boot from the disc.

7) Once the disc loads press "Repair" once presented to you on screen.

8) Another list of options should appear now and select, "Command Prompt".

9) Type in the following commands one after another.

bootrec /f... Read more

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My brother is using Windows 7 and suddenly after boot menu the computer reaches his wallpaper, with the mouse icon moving fine but no foldiers, files, startmenu or anything else showing.

I people with the same problem online opened Task Manager and opened Explorer.exe to make it work, only Ctrl Alt Del brings us to a black screen which disappears after a few seconds and take us back to the blank wallpaper. I can reach the Control Panel or anything else really when I right click the wallpaper and go to any of the options that bring me into some folder.. but when I'm in a folder and click anything, it won't work. I tried to open Task Manager like that too, or even Explorer.exe, but nothing happens.

Safe Mode works fine bytheway and can't seem to find any errors.

He doesn't have an Anti Virus has his subscription finished lately.. I tried to download AVG during safe mode with networking, but I'm unsure whether it's doing the job right..

Any other options?

Thanks in advance,

A:Windows 7 blank wallpaper + Task manager doesn't work

"He doesn't have an Anti Virus has his subscription finished lately"

Big mistake. A PC without up-to-date antivirus software will become infected with malware within hours if it's connected to the internet. Please post on the malware forum here: Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

You must install an up-to-date antivirus as a first step, otherwise the advice you get from the malware forum on removing existing malware will be a waste of time as your PC will just get infected again.

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I have an Inspiron 7520 and uninstalled and reinstalled the new version of Dell Backup and Recovery Manager -- upgraded to premium to make sure that I would have full ability to use the program. Note: the old version didn't work at all -- hung up on backup, etc.
I have rebooted.
When I try and open the Manager interface, I can't. All I get is the clock logo with the hand spinning. I cannot set the destination. I cannot select what I want to back up. I've tried this several times and just get the spinning clock which I end up ending through Task Manager. 
I have tried opening the Manager from the installed link on desktop, from my list of programs, from the Start menu, and from the tray icon. Nothing works.
Any suggestions?

A:Windows 8 Dell Backup and Recovery Manager doesn't work

I have the same issue with the non premium version, I made the mistake of upgrading to v1.0.0.4 that is available for download and now have the same spinning clock, the program never loads so can't do anything with it. I have tried twice now to uninstall and then reinstall but still the same issue with spinning clock.
This is on a brand new XPS 8500 running windows 8. The reason I tried upgrading is that the version I had would not create recovery disk on usb key (would take forever to see the usb key and then would fail with pretty much useless error message before writing anything to the usb key, all it would do is format it to something that could no longer be read by windows.

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I have just installed Windows Vista Beta on my computer, and at the boot loader I want to have Windows XP (installed on a different partition) to be the default boot option (AKA Older Version Of Windows). Is there a way to do this? Thank you.

A:Setting Windows Xp to be default in Vista Boot Manager

Fankle said:

I have just installed Windows Vista Beta on my computer, and at the boot loader I want to have Windows XP (installed on a different partition) to be the default boot option (AKA Older Version Of Windows). Is there a way to do this? Thank you.Click to expand...

edit the boot.ini file located in the c:\ drive

Mine looks like this. I am assuming in yours there is two entries in "operating systems". (the kernel part in mine is extra (a cool bootloader))
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional (bootscreen)" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn /KERNEL=kernel1.exe

Just change the default to the xp partition

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Hello guys,
I have dual booting Windows with Ubuntu, when I made something wrong to both of them, I had to reinstall both of them but then there are 2 Ubuntu boot option left in Boot Manager, the one with capitalized word is actually not working (it?s boot into Windows instead of Grub). So my question, how can I remove the 3rd list/the broken Boot Option from the menu?
Thanks In advance!

A:How to remove boot menu entry in Boot Manager

search BCDedit you can use it to remove the entry from the bcd store.. If you type bcdedit in the command prompt (admin) you will see the bcd store you would have to tell it to select an entry and remove it. since this depends on your machines entries, I can not better explain it's use. so you are better off understanding the commands and process by searching for it usage

But I do Have this

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My pc doesn't work now. After windows boot manager appears, i choose windows xp and was immediately greeted with a black screen. Lights on my pc was still on. At first i thought perhaps xp is corrupted, so i reboot into windows vista and was met with the same black screen. Both versions of windows reboot after a few mins of black screens. Any ideas? I HAVE BOTH XP AND VISTA INSTALL.DISCS BYW

A:Windows doesn't boot after boot manager

First of all, welcome to BC !
I would say your best bet at this point would be to use your Vista disc to do a full reinstall of Vista, this should get your computer running again even if it only has Vista on it. Vista at least has the advantage of being still supported.
The problem here is that a full re-install will wipe - format - your hard drive so the question becomes 'have you got any data on this computer that you don't have backed to external media ?'.  If you do have data that you haven't got backed up, probably the simplest way to do this is to create a self-booting Puppy Linux disc and use that to boot your computer and recover your data to some sort of external media - DVDs, memory stick, external hard drive, whatever. You will of course have to use a different computer to create the Puppy disc. You can get the necessary files and information on how to use it from here -
Between that and your Vista disc you should be able to salvage your data and get your computer running again.
Chris Cosgrove

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Long story , I recovery all system programs because of my driver error (the new amd driver didn't work at my pc) i try to recover driver but didn't work , last thing to do was to recover all programs on my pc without deleting the fils. and under work ( recovery manager was installing the programs) it come a error "recovery not complete" and I get 3 options ? Save log, details and try again , the try again doesn't work , it's just come ups the same and I can try again forever without any news. Pls help , i would paste in some screens or videos but I don't now how on this site, maybe I can try something with bios, pls help

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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

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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.

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?

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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

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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)
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:

Problem Signature 01:

Problem Signature 02:

Problem Signature 03:

Problem Signature 04:

Problem Signature 05:

Problem Signature 06:

Problem Signature 07:

OS Version:
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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)

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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
 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) ===========================
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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

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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.

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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.
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...

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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.

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I can't get Task Manager to come up at all. Doesn't work with the right-click on the start menu or the ctrl-alt-del path.

Restarting didn't help either...


Any help?

A:Task Manager doesn't work

Do you get an error message, or does just not plain work?


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The device manager on my other computer doesn't work. When I go click it, it opens up but there are no devices. This is a problem because my network card will not work. It installs but says may not work (paraphrased) I installed the drivers but there is a problem in that. I want to get my device manager to work so I can completely uninstall the network card, then reinstall it to get back on the internet. Help?

A:Device Manager Doesn't Work.

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I did a horrible horrible thing, which I deeply regret now. I downloaded a file from limewire and opened it. Yes I know. It was very stupid. Anyway, the program kept on reopening and finally I got sick of it and uninstalled it. Now I have pop ups on Firefox. And Limeire keeps trying to open. I've tried reinstalling it, to uninstall it again, but I get a message saying that the program is running on my machine. I ran a virus scan, and found 15 viruses on my computer.

I went ahead and bought WINPatrol and tried, but nothing has worked. I still can't get my task manager to work, to see what processes are running on my computer. So I know something is interfering but I can't figure out what it is. All I know is that there are two things that keep popping up that I can't get rid of, wdahqbl.exe and crss.exe (not exactly sure if that's the correct extension). I checked this forum out and there was on thread that was similar to mine, but it was never finished. So I really need help.

thanks in advance for helping me!!!!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:23:39 AM, on 4/12/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
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A:My Task Manager doesn't work and I have all of these pop ups

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Hello all!!

I'm having an issue I can't solve.
Since 2/3 weeks I'm having problems with my taask manager.
ctrl alt del task manager pop-up doesn't work as ctrl alt esc.
After searching on google and trying to reactivate it(thought it was a virus due to my research) it still doesn't work.
The problem is that windows isnt showing any error message, it just doesnt pop up.
Also I've read about sfc/scannow (if im correct).
I did that but then there was a way to convert my crashes to an .txt file but when I did that the file was empty.
CMD told me that there were system problems but I can't find out what the problems are.
Also watching youtube-videos on HD(720p and 1080p) seems to crash the vids after a random time.
This looks like an hardware error but coincidal this showed up around the same time.
One last thing is that everytime I start up my computer windows asks to scan my drvies for space(if i'm correct).
This happens every time and most of the time scans both my drives, but sometimes it's just C: or E: (C is my windows drive and driver stuff, E: is documents and other stuff).
Thsi occured rougly about 2 days after the taskmanager problem started.

I know this is a long post, but i'd rather show all I know than to keep posting things I already knew ^^

I hope you guys know how to help me!!

A:Task manager doesn't work

Ctrl/Shift/esc is the shortcut for task manager in win 7

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I have applied settings in control panel to make my mouse snap to default in dialogue box. I have done this a number of times. It still doesn't work, except for usually in print routines where it snaps to the Print button.

A:Mouse snap to default - applied settings but still doesn't work

Hello Nick,

I have noticed that it can be pretty sensitive. The slightest movement of the mouse or touchpad when it's suppose to "Snap to" the default button will cause it to not snap.

As a test do a action, say click on the "System Protection" link from within the "System" (Control Panel) window, that will trigger a dialog box, but do not move the mouse/touchpad afterwards to see if may "Snap to" for you.

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i am using dual boot configuration system as in C drive xp and in D drive window7... but for some reason i format my xp from C drive and reinstalled it.. i've not touch to window7 in D drive during installation of xp.. but now whenever i try to start my pc directly xp gets started there is no option to start the windows7.. please help me how can i run my windows7 .....
my windows 7 which is installed on D drive is 64bit and in C drive the xp is 32bit
; plz help me .. i m waiting for answer

A:Help to put 7 in default boot manager

Is C and D are the partitions of the same hard disk ?

Download EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums
Install microsoft dotnet framework 2 (http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/...ice-Pack.shtml) and then install EasyBCD in xp. (without .net framework 2 easybcd may not run in xp). Run Easybcd 2, click on Add/Remove Entries button, then add an windows entry of appropriate type (windows 7) and press the add entry button. This will add a windows 7 entry in the boot manager, and you will be able to access it. Reboot and see it there.

Edit : If you have the windows 7 installation dvd, You may run Startup Repair to fix the MBR and bring back the windows 7 boot entry back. Generally Startup Repair is to run at least three consecutive times to fix MBR.

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If I go to Properties of My Computer, the 'Device Manager' link on the left under 'Tasks' simply does nothing when clicked on. I have the same problem with some shortcuts on the Start button too - even shortcuts automatically placed there because I recently ran the program - These just don't work - I click on them and nothing happens. Specifically, MS Expression exhibits this behaviour - others work fine.

Note that I can access Device manager any other way without any problems.
Even Vista SP1 has not fixed this.
I have found many others with the same issue in other forums, but nobody seems to have a solution. I know it's a minor issue, but it makes me feel like my Vista installation is somehow damaged.

A:Device manager link doesn't work

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Hi all. could someone please help me.
I just had to install a new hard drive and reinstall everything. I looked into my task manager and there is 2 entries for the same subject . I had a little problem installing drivers for my graphics card and had to reinstall a couple of times. I checked the path where the file is loading from ( system32 ) and there is only one entry. not really sure what is going on. just wondering if I am having conflicts with the drivers for the graphics card and the programs with my monitor .


A:Double Entry In Windows Task Manager

Hi caveanimal, welcome to BC!

What's the name of the duplicate process?

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I am dual booting Windows XP and 7 and when I boot up it shows a boot manager where I can choose which OS to boot. In Win7 under the boot tab in the System Configuration (msconfig) I DO NOT see the Windows XP entry? I only see the Windows 7 entry. How do I delete Windows XP from the boot manager? I want Windows 7 as my default OS.


A:Delete XP from boot manager, to have 7 as default ??

Hello Preston, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Check in XP to see if you have the option there in msconfig instead.

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Ok so I have seen this bootmgr problem posted all over the Internet, but there are very few solutions and most of the solutions will not work for me, so any help would be amazing. My system is an HP Pavilion Notebook dv6500t.

Intel Core2 Duo processor T7300 (2.00 GHz & 4 MB L2 Cache)
2GB DDR2 (2 Dimm)
383MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M
160GB 5400RPM Hard Drive

from what I can tell it has a small 2gb recovery hard drive to run vista's recovery manager off of instead of using a restore disc. HP sent me no Vista discs or system restore discs.

So the problem is when I start up my computer I get a black screen and a message saying:

"bootmgr is missing press ctrl + alt + delete to restart"

When I restart I get the same message. I tried opening up the system restore menu that is built in, and starting a full restore to its original factory condition but as soon as it starts reformatting the hard drive I get a message that says:

"Error 0x4001001300001002. If this issue continues, please contact HP support."

And of course I contacted HP support which was a waste of about 3 hours of my life and nothing got resolved. I have done numerous hard disc diagnostics tests and they all come up clear. I have also tried using the command prompt to copy the bootmgr file and folder to my other drives but had no success.

So If anyone can help me I have only had my laptop for 2 weeks and am desperate for some answers. Anything would be much appreciated.

A:Bootmgr is Missing & recovery manager doesn't work

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When I plug my mic in to the correct pink audio jack, the realtek manager shows up and asks me what type of device im using so i click mic in and then go to recording devices to make sure that it is working when i see that it isnt, i messed with all of the settings and found nothing that works... please help. Thanks in advance

A:Microphone doesn't work with Realtek audio manager


This tutorial should help.


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When I try to use ctrl-alt-delete to brring up the task manager, it doesn't work and when trying to use programs that use command promt, a message appears that say it is beign used by another program. Both task manager and command prompt work in safe mode but not in normal mode. I have ran several virus scans and spyware removal tools but they still dont work. Here is my HijackThis log. Thank you in advanced.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:53:16 PM, on 12/20/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwiconem.exe
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A:Task Manager and Command Prompt doesn't work

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

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I have recently discovered this problem a few days ago.
What ever I do, I cant get Task Manager to display.
And whenever i try to run some of my Control Panel Tools I get this error "Another program is using this file."

Many Thanks

A:Task Manager Doesn't Work, Another Program Is Currently Using This File


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Windows Credential Manager shows an entry reading like this: LenovoSsoSdkDidTokenInternet or network address: LenovoSsoSdkDidTokenUsername: LenovoSsoSdkPassword: .......Persistence: Local computer Vainly searched on 'LenovoSsoSdkDidToken'  A few questions:What is the use?Is it necessary?Can I remove it?I don't remember ever created this, hence I have no idea about the password. Furthermore, within Credential Manager, under Web Credentials another two 'Lenovo' entries are found. Lenovo CompanionWebsite address (URL): Lenovo CompanionUsername: CloudConfigHashRoaming: yesSaved By: Lenovo VantagePassword: ..........Lenovo IDPasswordVaultWebsite address (URL): Lenovo IDPasswordVaultUsername: blabla-at-outlook.comRoaming: yesSaved By: Lenovo VantagePassword: .......... Never knew about their existence, obviously have no idea about the passwords, use and how to access them. Hopefully someone can cast some light on this. Thanks! 

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I have a remote user who cannot get into her laptop this morning. The Lenovo homew screen comes up for a log time, then it says going into Boot manager but the only thing available in the Boot Menu is "PCI Lan".  I had her go to the APP Menu and run the diagnostics but everything seemed to pass.  We tried resetting the PC using a paperclip, tried getting into the Boot manager on startup using F2 and it doesn't do anything but go in a continuous loop of rebooting and only getting to the Lenovo screen and sometimes into this virtually empty Boot manage. Any help is appreciated, laptop is less than 6 months old.  

A:T480 Doesn;t boot, only shows PCI LAN in Boot manager

It sounds like your disk or SSD has died and does not respond at power up.  Assuming you have a normal warranty, call support.  In U.S. it is 1-800-426-7378

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I downloaded Win7 x86 drivers for our Ricoh Aficio MP 171 from Ricoh, to load them onto a machine freshly updated from XP to Win 7. Every time i try to install them, Windows tells me the default driver it chose is the best one and won't install it. The driver it is using does squat, the printer was working fine when it was connected to XP, now the most we have gotten out of it is a few pages of jibberish when we tried to print a photo.

I have tried manually installing the driver from the device manager, i tell it to use a folder on the desktop where i copied the driver, but when i press next it immediately says the driver being used is up to date. I tried telling it to read from a dvd i burned the driver folder on to, it doesn't like that either.

I am toying with the idea of deleting the default driver from system32 (but copying it first to a data key), disconnecting from the 'net, and then installing the one from Ricoh.

A:Default printer driver doesn't work, Win7 won't update it. Ricoh mp171

Hi briligg, Have you tried installing the drivers in admin mode Run as Administrator Some times you have to overrule win7 and tell it you know best this time

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The question is very simple:When booting i just want to change the default opion in boot manager that appears after the F9 button is pressed.This is not done in bios boot settings, as in the UEFI boot order not all the options are sawn.In fact i have a win10 system alongside ubuntu in the same disk on other partition and while in the boot manager i can see the option i want, in any way always OS boot Manager of windows is starting, except within F9. So i want to change permanently the default option in F9 boot manager.

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Hi All, I have added new SSD into my laptop and also migrated OS from current HDD to this SSD. I have verified and tested that from F9 I am able to cleanly boot into this new SSD disk with amazing speed and no issues. Now I wanted to set this SSD as default in boot options where currently it is showing both HDD and SSd. But this OS Boot Manager sub menu does not allow me to change the sequence. It is showing both and by default it is booting to HDD OS, unless I manually interrupt using Esc and F9. As of now both HDD and SSD are available in my laptop with OS. Could anyone please suggest how can I make this SSD as default boot? ThanksVamshi 

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Hi everyone Im new here & I really hope someone can help me.
Ive had an Acer laspire 4810TZ laptop since 2010 and one before that, unfortunetly Ive always had really bad problems with acer but i was stupid enough to buy it again the second time. the thing is I know quite a bit about laptops and fix basic - medium problems. but this issue has not only floored me, but also cost me alot.

I really hope someone can help..
Its says BOOTMNGR is missing and will not allow me to reset it to factory default by my cds or alt1+f10, it says image failed to copy a 1% before this it would go to 50% and say the exact same message...I just paid to get it fixed...and then i tried to wipe again to get my product key ( im really stupid and dont know why i thought that would happen it was to late to clcik back.. when i realsied this..litrelly went numb when i realsied what an idiotic mistake i made and for the engineer who supposedly fixed my laptop)
My laptop was really slow, and I had been avoiding having to completly wipe everything. i had only done it a few moths back and have never had aproblem with it. Something somewhere went really wrong as I tried taking the easy solution out- I ried to restore my laptop to an earlier point because when I update windows something always happens to my laptop, so tahts something I would definetely be avoiding. Afte rthe updates my laptop was really slwo, to the point it stopped working. It wouldnt open the browser or any folders so I was forced to r... Read more

A:boot manager missing and not able to reset factory default

My sincere apologies for such a long post and so many spelling mistakes, Im starting to freak out now because I really am looking forward to taking it back to the engineer!

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Hello Team,

My computer has recently started behaving strangely.

Sometimes it is fine, but sometimes loading webpages is incredibly slow, entering keystrokes delays so badly as to be almost impossible, and clicking on links in emails from ebay or facebook results in error messages that windows can't find them and to check they have been typed correctly, - when they are auto generated.

The fault is intermittent and re-booting can clear things up sometimes.

The sysinfo is below and I ran the Hijackthis program and the log is below that.
I downloaded dds but when I run it a dos prompt screen with a message appears very briefly and then disappears without trace.

I downloaded gmer it does the quick scan ok I uncheck iat/eat and make sure only drive C is checked. The scan runs for a while and a log is being created but it stops working at "volume/shadowcopy5" and I don't get a file to attach.

Sorry I can't do any more.

Many thanks for any help,


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3581 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 233271 MB, Free - 47210 MB; D: Total - 5200 MB, Free - 602 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., LEONITE, 5.00, MS1C6CS27600341
Antivirus: None


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A:Computer keyboard lagging, freezing and task manager doesn't work

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Upon start up only my wallpaper shows. I cannot see the welcoming screen at all, just black.There are no icons, no task bar, no start menu, nothing, just a blank screen other than my wallpaper. I cannot right click the desktop either. My mouse is non-existent.

Ctr alt delete causes my screen to also go black. I press the down arrow to where i think the task manager is and i press enter. The black screen than disappears and i am back on my wallpaper. I know the task manager popped up but i just can't see it.

I have ventrilo and my ventrilo server on startup ( like i always do ) and when i alt tab to what i think is the ventrilo window and press enter, i hear the confirmation that i entered my server.

This is extremely depressing, having just "upgraded" to windows 7 only to run smack into a problem.

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
4b ram, 3.25gb use able
Ati radeon 4870
Intel Core 2 quad @ 2.66ghz 2.67ghz

Any help is extremely appreciated. Thank you

A:On startup, only wallpaper shows, no icons. Task Manager doesn't work.

WOW, after a moment of rage, i shook my mouse. HARD. It appeared from the side of my screen, and i realized that somehow, my other monitor (witch i assumed was disabled; it was off) was set to my main!

I right clicked, screen resolution and fixed it. WOOO!

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Hello  I have a problem whit my Realtek Audio Manager , it doesn't show up , i try to reinstall the drivers 10 times , i updated all of the drivers from the laptop , i tryed to open it from Program Files>Realtek>Audio>HDA>RtkNGUI64.exe whit my taskmanager opened and it is showing up in taskmanager a second and then disappear. I have a lenovo ideapad 700-15isk whit a windows 10 on it , please some body help me T.T (Sorry for bad english)

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