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W530 Fail to Boot

Q: W530 Fail to Boot

Briefly, Ive been using my W530 for 4 months without issue. Last month I was prompted for a BIOS update via Lenovo Update. The BIOS was then flashed and updated. Since then I have been plagued with random shutdowns and the inability for the laptop to power on when hitting the power button. The only way to power on my laptop when having these issues is to use the ritualistic 10 press of the power button followed by a press and hold for 30 seconds of the power buttton to discharge potential static. This worked, until recently it would not work at all. I then removed the CMOS under the laptop keyboard and the machine was powering on with one press of the power button and didnt randomly shut off anymore. The new CMOS battery arrived and I installed it and now the machine fails to power on at all with or without a CMOS wether its the new one, old one or none at all. When pressing power you hear a noise as if something is running through it and then the green circle around the power button stays solid for 3 seconds then it goes off and it never starts. Any thoughts from the community possibly? Thanks for your time and effort.

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Preferred Solution: W530 Fail to Boot

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Friend of mine gave me her Acer Aspire 5742z-4813 because it fails to boot and eventually asks to repair, which it doesn't. Can't enter safe-mode, either.

Only thing she's said is that her daughter installed Norton 360 a few days before it crashed.

Things I've tried:

At command prompt, ran the following with no effect: bootrec.exe /FixMbr, bootrec.exe /FixBoot, bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd, chkdsk /f E:, and finally chkskd /f /r /x.

I also entered BIOS and changed HDD mode to IDE from ACHI. No joy.

Thanks in advance, guys.

A:[SOLVED] Win7 Fail to Boot, Fail to Repair

Test the HDD, download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature, burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature, boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Long tests on the drive. If either test fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.

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I broke my w530 screen, need to replace it. Can I  replace W530 1600x900 LCD with  W530 1920x1080? Thanks













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A:Can I replace W530 1600x900 LCD with W530 1920x1080?

Hello.
 
Yes you can. Here are the compatible FHD screens from the parts lookup list.
 
04W1544 N AUO 15.6FHD04W3471 N AUO 15.6"FHD AG04W6851 N LCD ASM FHD AUO for CS
 
And here is a great pictorial for changing the screen, it's for the T530, but the procedure is identical.
Replacing the T530's screen
 
Cheers!

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From my understanding th W530 comes with the Lenovo Enhanced experience. 3.0.  Part of this experience is supposed to be a boot time 40% faster than norrmal computers.  Well, I tested mine against my Dad's nothing special HP laptop (i5 with 6GB ram, single 7200rpm HDD).  His booted signifigantly faster than mine (about 20-30 seconds)    My W530 has 12GB of RAM, an i7, and 2 7200rpm  hard drives RAID 0 together.  I would think my boot time would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 seconds or faster.  Instead, I'm getting boot times of 60-80 seconds.  Any idea of what could  be going on?  I've uninstalled Norton AV.  The programs that boot with the OS are:Bluetooth devicesDolby Home theaterintel Rapid Storage tecIntel Management and Securty StatNvidia SettingsAvast AV  





_______________________________________________________Thinkpad W530, i7-3720QM, 1920x1080 screen, 12GB 1333Mhz RAM, RAID 0 2x 320GB 7200 RPM HDD, Quadro K2000M, 6-cell battery, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGN

A:W530 slow boot time

Actually I just found out the hard drive to my Dad's HP is 5400RPM.  This just makes it worse how his is still able to beat my on boot up.I ran a benchmark on both computers AS SSD.  Here are his resultsHere are my W530's resultsI find it strange that even though my Hard Drives out perform his.  HIs computer still boots faster.  But that isn't even what i'm most concerned about.  I just find it so strange how Lenovo brags about the Lenovo Enhanced experience 3.0, and as far as I can tell.  I really doesn't do anything.





_______________________________________________________Thinkpad W530, i7-3720QM, 1920x1080 screen, 12GB 1333Mhz RAM, RAID 0 2x 320GB 7200 RPM HDD, Quadro K2000M, 6-cell battery, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGN

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Hello,I ran into a problem with my W530The computer suddenly shut down while inbstalling a Windows 10 update (not sure which one), and entered a boot loop.Once the Windows 10 logo appears, the PC shuts down immediatly. I can access the BIOS and the hardware diagnostic utility, which I ran with no faults found.So far, I have tried removing all but one RAM module at the time and trying to boot, booting with legacy instead of UEFI, with/without the battery connected, even a hard drive swap with another windows 10 computer and can't even boot from it. What are your thoughts?

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Hi,  I have  w530 and  I install  win 10 to on msata   ssd, after that  add  1 tb  hdd  in primary slot.  When  I  disconected hdd  the windows  doesnt boot(my  all system files  on  SSD) I can not figure out what  the reason ?  Thank you for  any solution.

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I recenterly got a W530 with a Mini Dock Plus Series 3 with USB 3.0. I have set up the W530 sitting on the dock which connects to 2 external monitors via is DVI 1 and DVI2 ports. I have used the Lenovo Vantage app to run a complete system update and BIOS version is 2.71. The W530 is installed with Windows 10 Pro and works great with the 2 external monitors, except that I am unable to get the boot display on either of the external monitors (in order to be able to choose boot devices). So I let the W530 sitting on the dock and lifted the LCD lid, then turn the power ON and used the F1 key to get into the BIOS settings.  In the Config -> Display page I tried to select Boot Display Device but only "ThinkPad LCD" is available; no other options were present. A screenshot is inserted at the end.  Since the W530-on-dock has been turned on many times so the 2 external monitors connected to the dock should be known to the W530 and so be recognized in the BIOS and in display related selections. The puzzle is that this BIOS doesn't seem to know (or designed to ignor?) the 2 connected external monitors and, hence, leave me no other choices. I need the boot display on external monitor to often switch between Windows 10 Pro and Lunix. which are installed on seperate SSDs. My question is: how do I get boot display on one of the external displays? 

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Hi, I am experiencing some problem with my W530 and I really hope that experts here might be able to help me to find a solution before I sent my laptop to repair.This laptop is runing windows 7 pro,  NVIDIA Quadro K2000M, Intel Core i7 3740QM, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD and DVD Optical Drive.Recently I decided to upgrade the RAM and I added 3x4 GB RAM then the laptop won't boot. After I press the power button the screen was blank and it beep 1-3-3-1. So I unplugged the 3x4GB ram and It still won't boot.Hopefully someone can help me find what the problem might be.

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Hello Community!I tried to upgrade my W530 i5 3320M with an i7 3740QM. Unfortunately after installing, I could not even enter BIOS anymore, just the "Thinkpad" boot screen appears, without prompt to enter setup. Swapped back to the i5 - everything fine as before. I have installed to different RAMs (4GB Hynix orig.+8GB Crucial) in the slots underneath the keyboard- while using the i5 these are the presupposed slots. Nevertheless it should run with those, right? BIOS is from 2.65 from 2016.  Any idea what else could be up here?Thanks a lot!

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Hi, Like many others I can't get past BIOS when my W530 is connected to an external hard drive, in my case a WD My Book Essential 3TB (USB 3.0). I've been searching for a solution for several days now but still haven't managed to fix it. Considering that this is one of the most popular external hard drives on the market, I'm baffled that this still doesn't work. Here are some previous threads I've found: W520 hangs on boot when a WD SES USB drive is connectedW520 won't boot with SES device connected to USBW530 stuck or won't boot when WD external drive plugged in.I would be satisfied if I could disable USB Legacy Support in BIOS and move on, but I can't find that option anywhere on my W530. Here's what I've tried so far: Updated BIOS to the latest version (1.11) and updated WD My Book firmware.Changed the port (tried both USB 2.0 and 3.0, powered and unpowered) that the drive is connected to.Removed everything except my MSATA drive in boot priority. I can't enter BIOS settings when the WD drive is connected so I can't actually exclude it from the boot priority, but I've tried to enable Boot Order Lock.Disabled USB options in BIOS (USB UEFI BIOS Support, Always on USB, etc.).Switched between Quick and Diagnostic boot. With Quick it's stuck at the Thinkpad splash screen, with Diagnostic I just get a black screen.Tried with both GPT and MBR partitions styles for the external drive.Changed between UEFI and Legacy.Tried it with my friend's Thinkpad T520, wouldn... Read more

A:W530 won't boot with external drive connected - No...

I have completly the same configuration and the same Problem. I called Wester D. But they couldn't help. So we have to wait - perhaps Lenovo or WD will make a change in the firmware!



W530, 16GB RAM, Samsung SSD 840Pro und Seageate SSHD 1TB

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Dear friends, My W530-2241 (bought 4 YEARS AGO) won't boot this morning. I've been working heavily on some graphic and modeling for days and didn't shut down for days. After this sut down, I can't boot it. It showed this:PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cablePXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.I searched through the forum and set my HDD as first priority already (under startup-Boot, and my system is installed in Plextor M6M 256GB msata). I searched for PXE-boot but didn't find it in BOIS yet, but I tried disabling "Wake On Lan" and "Erthernet LAN Option ROM" (under Config-Network) as well. This didn't work, the error page is gone, but still can't boot. It always stuck in the "boot meau" page, I click enter on my HHD but didn't work. Does anyone have some idea? really desprite to solve this.Thanks! Btw, here is some info 


























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So long story short I replaced my first W530 with another about six months ago. I rarely use it on battery power, but the other day I neeeded it so I went to go turn off Optimus and force only integrated graphics because A) it uses less power: even with the nvidia not being utilized in optimus mode it seems to draw power in an idle state and B) Because the nvidia GPU is more or less powered it throttles the machine to 1.2ghz. For some reason, Windows 10 will not load past the logo. It just stops. I tried the installation disk for the fall creators edition and it was the same deal though I did get to the spinning balls before it quit. I tried Knoppix which is a live boot distro. It worked ok with Optimus but the only way to get acceleration and multiple monitors was to force the Quadro only via the BIOS and then it seemed to work just fine. I even played some windows games via wine on it which kind of blew me away frankly. I tried a Windows 7 install ISO and that loaded and got to the install screen using only the default VGA drivers.  If I try to force Windows 10 to use safe mode by itself, or with the low resolution option (vga drivers) it just freezes and refuses to boot. That leaves two options here at this point. Either I have a broken HD4000 on my i7-3740QM or the the newer BIOS that was released last fall broke something. On my old W530 it booted Windows 10 with the intel GPU just fine. Seeing as how optimus works and that it offloads most of the processing to... Read more

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I did search for similar posts on these forums, but all of them either seem to have bad slots or bad sticks or can boot to bios.  My W530 came with 2x8GB of RAM. I bought 2 more 8GB sticks (specs below).  2 sticks of RAM work fine in any combination, in any slot:various sticks: 2 original, 2 new, 1 original and 1 newin various slots: 2 under keyboard, 2 in the back, 1 under keyboard and 1 in the backBut 3 or 4 sticks won't boot (in any combination, in any slot):keyboard lights flashscreen stays blackfan does not come onfunction keys do nothing (only power button works) What I already tried:Upgraded bios to 2.66Reset bios to defaultsPull out battery, hold power button (to reset capacitors?), put battery back inPowered on and off several timesRan diagnostics through bios (all passed) Specs:Original RAM: 2x8gb Hynix/Hyundai HMT41GS6AFR8C-PB (1.5V unbuffered SODIMM non-ECC DDR3 1600MHz 204Pin)New RAM: 2x8gb Crucial CT2KIT102464BF160B (dual voltage 1.35V or 1.5V unbuffered SODIMM non-ECC DDR3 1600MHz 204Pin)Laptop: Thinkpad W530 2447DA2 with graphics: K2000m, LCD: FHD, CPU: i7-3520M @ 2.90GHz  Thanks!













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A:w530 i7 won't boot or post with 24GB or 32GB of RAM, but all slots and sticks work with 16GB

Hello and welcome,
 
I'm way out of my comfort zone answering this since I've never had a W of any kind....
 
ISTR that you need a quad-core processor to support 4 RAM slots.  i7-3520M is dual-core.
 
Please don't take this as gospel, but maybe it gives you something to check.
 
Hmmm, here's an on-topic thread  https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/W530-Ram-Upgrade-with-i7-3520M-Dual-Core...
 
Z.

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Hey there, Wednesday evening I got home from work to find that my w530 had ran out of battery. I plugged it in and attempted to start it, but was unable to get past the lenovo splash screen and couldn't get to windows login. Iritatingly, the computer will randomly boot to windows login and allow me to login very rarely.Since then I've tried various attempts to fix the issue but things haven't improved. Initially I could attempt to boot to a DVD or USB but now when I select either boot option the computer goes right back to the boot options. If I can use one, the computer will hardreset and reboot. If I hit f12 I can get into BIOS or into the diagnostic utilities and the computer is stable without any crashes, even when running diagnostics for 3+ hours. Diagnostics have not found any errors with the ram, mobo, cpu, or HDD.I thought initially it might be something BIOS related, so I reset to default options, tried pulling the CMOS battery, and then flashed and re-installed the latest BIOS version without any effect from any approaches.I pulled RAM sticks one at a time to see if that was the issue without any change. I then tried pulling the HDD, all but 1 ram stick (4gb of 16gb), as well as pulling the 16gb SSD flash drive. Even with this I couldn't get the computer to boot by USB or DVD. When I connected the HDD to my desktop tower and used the bootrec.exe command in command line I was able to get the tower and laptop to get to windows, but it has since reverted.I've diss... Read more

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I am looking for a Lenovo (no other will do) laptop that could be an alternate to the W530 (about 6 years old). My key requirements are (native, not via a VM) support for Windows 7 64-bit (I do not intend to use Windows 8 or 10, so need either factory installed, recovery discs available, or at least drivers available from Lenovo for Windows 7 Pro 64-bit), support for over 16GB RAM (example, 24 or 32 GB), support for legacy BIOS boot mode (I do not intend to use UEFI), and supports at least 1920x1080 screen resolution. Weight, size, and (to an extent) cost are uncritical. Some versions of W530 fits this description; I am searching for alternatives prior to committing to (another) W530. Thank you for any recommendations.

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I have two Windows 7 64 bit systems that worked perfectly until approx two weeks ago. They started becoming unresponsive to various websites, such as b1015.com (unable to listen live). Both computers then started having problems opening sites through google searches.
 
Following this, most updates on both computers fail. Downloads from the internet fail. Updating flash on one - failed. downloading .net framework update - failed.
 
One computer has MSE - updated and ran scan - no threats found
One computer has AVast - updated and ran scan - no threats found
 
Tried to download malwarebytes on the computer with avast - failed
went to XP station - downloaded to thumb drive and installed from thumb drive and ran  - no threats found
 
from cmd prompt -  ran sfc /scannow on both computers  -  no problems found
 
Can anyone give me any ideas of where to go from here to get both of these computers working properly again
 
VR-
 
Bec

A:Updates Fail/Downloads Fail/Flash Sites Fail x2 computers

The first place to start is are you getting any error messages when the updates fail? What do the messages state -- for example, do you get any error codes? Please post that information here.

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I have went into the bios settings and have changed it to legacy support legacy first , but it doesnt work, it actually makes it worse. I'm not sure what to do. Computer was bought 2 months ago.

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Hi i want to duel boot windows 7 and windows 8.1...i have a 240gb ssd with windows 7 already installed on it....i also have a 2tb storage hardrive and i use this for storage..btw this hardrive did have my windows 7 on it untill i bought the ssd then i ported windows 7 on to the ssd using Paragon Migrate OS to SSD...then i formatted the 2tb drive and have it as a storage drive now.

Ok so my problem is when i split my 2tb storage drive into 2 partitions using AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition ("i intend to use the one partition of about 750gb for windows 8.1") ..however my computer will not boot anymore? i get a Status Oxc0000225 The boot selection failed....i belive this is because the storage drive still has the mbr on it from when it had windows 7 on it...in fact i know it is still on there but i dont know how to delete the mbr from the storage drive???

If i split the storage drive into 2 partitions the computer will not boot....if i disconnect the storage drive and boot with only the ssd it will boot again my pc boots again....also if i rejoin the storage drive back to one partition and reconnect it..it boot fine with it connected again....so there for some reason windows on C drive does not like my storage drive having a different size or being 2 partitions and it appears it needs some information from the storage drive if conceted to be able to have successful boot??... could this have something with the old MBR on my storage drive from when windows 7... Read more

A:Oxc0000225 boot fail after resizing storage drive want to duel boot

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Can i delete the mbr from the storage drive


no






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does my storage drive need an mbr?


yes





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and can i ever restore that drive back to a primary drive?


yes make sure none of the volumes on it are marked active

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Hi there,

I've recently built a new rig and I've had continuous problems trying to boot. I have two HDDs and one SDD. It seems when the two HDDs are plugged in, i can sometimes boot ok, and most times i get:






Quote:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

Status: 0xc000000e

Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible


Or

Please select a boot device, or something to the affect.

I've updated to the latest bios on my new mobo ( Gigabyte z97x SOC Force ) and ive done a fresh install of windows several times on the SDD. I also ran crystal disk to check health on the SDD and it came back healthy.

It seems mostly my boot problems are linked to plugging in the two other HDDs, though I've no idea why this would be, and how to fix it? Is it a motherboard problem or a HDD problem?

Any help greatly appreciated.

A:Windows boot fail: Boot selection failed because a required device is

Hi

Please post a screenshot of "Disk Management" as per this guide - Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

( Make sure all disks are plugged ).

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My story:  The hard drive failed in my Y510P a few weeks ago, so I installed a 512 GB M.2 NGFF ZTC SSD.  (I bought the SSD a few months ago when hard drive first had symptoms, but then held off installing it due to lack of time and because HD passed diagnostic tests with no apparent problems).  Anyway, after the HD finally failed, I found I could boot it to BIOS and see the hard drive information, even though I couldn't boot the HD.  I originally had Windows 8.1, but had upgraded to Windows 10.  Prior to upgrading to Windows 10, I had backed up the recovery partition to a USB drive.  After physically installing the SSD, I tried using this recovery USB to clean install Windows 8.1 to the SSD (thinking Windows would then prompt me to upgrade to Windows 10 again), but the recovery software was unable to do that (so what good is the recovery software if it cannot deal with a catastrophic HD failure?).  Not that I wanted to go back to Windows 8.1 again, but I am really surprised it was basically useless under circumstances it might really be needed.  I was just trying to use it as a stepping stone in the recovery process. So next, with a little searching, I found I could download a Windows 10 installer directly from Microsoft.  I did that and it installed Windows 10 without any trouble. Yesterday morning, I found that my Y510P would not boot the new drive.  It would d... Read more

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hello Every one

Over last week i had problem in my Windows7 to boot
I get Over than 20minute to boot (Repair/Formate Or normal boot or in CD)
despite my config :
Os : Windows Xp
CPU : Core2Duo e4600
Gpu : Nvidia Ge Force 9500GT
Ram : 2go


sorry for my bad language
and thanks you for your help

A:Fail boot in Windows7 (repaire or any boot)

So, you have a Windows 7 disk and when you place it in the disk drive it takes a while. It's relatively normal for disks.
Once it's installed the boot times will be much much much less.

What are you trying to do? You want to install it over the current Windows XP?

How much time does it take to get you to the screen where you choose the language? Can you proceed?

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Getting a BSOD after the update above. Appears the offending file is listed as an UEFI related system file. Running Windows 10 with all latest updates (other than one above) and all drivers updated through Lenovo System Update. System Repair unable to do anything useful. Was able to restart from a backup, but the update continues to destabilize the system after application. Anyone have any solutions other than cancel Windows Updates? Thanks,RMNY

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Hello , I have a old Notebook (Laptop) with 2Gb Ram, like in the description a Compaq V6000 model 6180ea It's pretty old, but I need him to use it . Some time ago, I've buyied a new Power Adapter because the last one was damaged and everything was working fine until now. It seems the battery doesn't work anymore, but I'm surprised because with no battery the laptop, boot up , shows the way to open the BIOS and after that he shut down. If I access the BIOS, he doesn't shut down, but he stay open until I save and exit from BIOS and after that shuts down again... Why so? All this because he doesn't have a battery anymore? On my other Notebook from Hp, I use it connected to the power directly. I connect the battery to the laptop when I'm away from home... and it's work fine.... What I can do to solve this problem with this old laptop too? I hope you can help me. Thank You!  Claudio_S

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Hi guys,

I am currently typing this in safe mode as when my computer attempts to start it gets past the windows loading screen then goes completely blank.

The signal just stops as the monitor power light flashes, which means it is not receiving a signal.

I have not placed any new software or hardware it has just happened, does any one have any ideas please?

Thanks

Phil
 

A:XP Boot Fail

I think that it may be an application causing the problem. Go to Start / Run and type msconfig Go to the startup tab and start removing items one at a time and restart the computer. Do Not remove the anti-virus or firewall if there. This way you should find the culprit.
 

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Last night my pc was running fine and just before I went for some shut eye put my pc into sleep mode
today I woke my pc only for it not to allow me to log on, mouse movement only nothing was clickable so after a short while I decided to reset
upon boot I got the green loading bar but then a black screen after about 20 mins I gave up and tried a restore last good config.... Yeah nice one it bsod on me At 55% chkdsk and now I get a windows boot manager error
file: \boot\bcd
I tried Bootrec /RebuildBcd but it brings back an error that it can not create the new file as the file already exists
I'm not having much luck with the recovery disk for repair options as it can't seem to find the OS and brings back errors of can not recover
everything seems on a go slow and ubuntu can't find my c drive
even tried spin right and that can't recover a bad sector
I'm at a loss as to what to do befor the fresh install option
I'm on my last option to try use a back up store disk but I'm of the opinion that not even that will help
edit: I'm now sat at system recovery where no drives or OS ar showing

A:Boot fail

The surest way to fix it is a Complete reformat and re-install of windows.

That's what I did.

Can you enter Safe Mode? If so, at least you can save all of your files.

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Hi guys, I just got this new X1C 4TH today, which I waited for almost 3 months... But the frustrating thing is that it was stuck at the "Just a moment" phase for more than 2 hours.I disabled the wireless LAN, wireless WAN and bluetooth in the BIOS settings, as some other guys suggested on the web. And then I rebooted it. But still it was stuck at the "just a moment" phase for more than 1 hour by now. Does anyone can lend a hand here? Much appreciated!

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When i start my Laptop its come with a black screen and just ( _ ) symbol is blinking I change the first boot option with HDD but its not working. I tyed repair mood but it failed, also i try chkdsk /r but its boot failed again. when i try Live CD and select " Boot from HDD operating system win7/vista" then its run properly. but in normal mood ( without live cd ) windows is not booting i think its a boot loader problem. HDD is brand new with single Windows 7 OS.

How can i solve this problem?? please suggest me.

A:HDD Boot Fail

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i try chkdsk /r but its boot failed




If Check Disk (chkdsk /r) fails, that would mean your new HDD has either failed, or is not plugged in.
Boot into Setup (Bios) is the HDD recognized here? Pull the HDD out and re-seat it until you see it in the Bios.

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For the past week our class has been assigned a "broken" computer to fix. Our teacher created some problem that prevents Windows Xp Pro from booting. It finishes loading off bios and immediatley after it "Verifies Dmi Pool Data" and attempts to load Xp off the hard drive it hangs. We know it is a hard drive problem because we replaced the old hard drive with an identical new one and the machine ran fine. We have tried every thing and we are running out of ideas. We are able to boot to command prompt using XP rescue disk. We have 18 people and limitless resources trying to solve the problem and we still cant do it. If there is anyone out there who can offer help of any kind it would be greatly appreciated.

800mhz celeron
Windows Xp Pro
Maxtor 20 gb Hd
Shuttle Mother board

 

A:Fail to boot XP Pro off of Hd

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Hello,

I have a problem. Here is the situation. I started out with a two 500 gig raid striped hdd running windows 7. I recently acquired a 1tb wd black hdd and installed a fresh copy of win7 on that while the previous RAID setup was still active so I could easily copy files over to the 1tb as needed. The 1tb drive is also part of the RAID as a non-member disk.

The problem I am having is that without the original hdd's, windows will not boot on the 1tb hdd alone. It seems as though the boot information is all on the striped setup. When they are active, I have a choice to select the original os on the striped hdd, or the new one on the 1tb. I ran windows repair with the 1tb hdd alone and it said there was no system disk, but said it repaired, yet it still asks me to insert valid boot media in bios.

Anyone know how to make my 1tb drive bootable without the RAID drives present?

A:fail to boot

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Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.

Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.


With only the 1tb plug in,
1) Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows



2) FIxMBR.




Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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ok, I'm at my wits end ya'll. I've searched for this problem through the many search pages of Google, and I still have yet to find a problem similar to mine.

I'm going to sell my old desktop to a friend, it has a ASUS P5N-D (SLi version, not Deluxe) w/ 8GB of OCZ RAM and a Wolfdale 2.8GHZ Dual Core CPU. Now, when it boots up, I see the BIOS splash screen, then goes to POST, then it comes up with that error. I've checked to make sure my HDDs (two 1TB WD SATA, not in any RAID configuration) are seen by the BIOS, in which they are (and my cheap ASUS DVD+R drive).

I've check my drives by connecting them to my new computer via SATA -> USB kit and all drives are formatted to NTFS with nothing on them. I can't really find a problem with the drives, and I still get that error when I try to load up Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

I'm out of ideas and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction.
 

A:Disk boot fail

How old are these drives? It is possible that the one with the windows installation just bit the dust. Harddrives aren't the most reliable pieces of hardware and they get a lo of use. Check your bios to see if S.M.A.R.T. reporting is on. If it is disable it and reboot. If that doesn't work you could try popping in your windows 7 disk, booting from that and see if you can repair/restore. That's all I can think of.
 

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I have two HDDs. For the sake of argument, C: is my primary one and D: is my reserve.

C: is now failing to boot completely, though I can access it fine when booting from D: (which I am currently doing).

Symptoms:

Recently, booting C: has gone as follows:
POST Screen
Windows loading bar
Black screen
Mouse cursor
Restart
Unplugging the computer for a while HAD fixed this, but didn't one time, so I opened it up and moved that little connector between the three pegs (I believe it's resetting the ROM) and took out and put back in the MOBO battery.

Since then, C: has failed to boot altogether, not even getting to the "Windows is Loading" screen.

I can access all of C: when booted from D:. Windows folders are present and I can load exe's off it (like Firefox right now)

Attempted Fixes

Unplugging
BIOS reset, boot sequence, time/date etc. all corrected
Doing the same thing again on the MOBO
System repair off the install disk
Bootrec.exe off the install disk
Virus scan off D:
Chkdsk off D:

Specs

C: - 250GB Maxtor SATA
D: - 70GB Hitachi SATA
MOBO - MSI G31TM-P35
GFX - Nvidia GeForce 8600GT (1GB)
 

A:Absolute fail to boot

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If a computer has a corrupted Master Boot Record, at what exact point doing bootup will the computer fail? When you see the Windows logo & moving line of dots? I have a computer that keeps reverting back to the System Recover Options menu (Vista) but it does this "late" in the startup. I suspect that if boot sector corruption exists, then the failure to boot should happen sooner in the startup process. True?

I did a bootrec.exe /fixmbr and bootrec.exe /fixboot but this hasn't fixed it. My next step is a repair install.

A:If MBR is corrupt, when will boot fail?

i would imagine after the post and before the windows screen

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Using:

Win7 x64
DT Utilities PC Backup Pro 11

I tried to create a disaster recovery backup of my OS drive, restarting the computer when prompted to after being informed that it was necessary due to files being in use. Upon reboot I am presented with the message. "Insert start up disk into floppy drive and press F2 to run setup". Along with this message there are two two partitions from my drive I can choose from.

The first, labelled "Win 7/2008", brings me into Windows as could be expected.
The second, labelled "Linux", does nothing, as upon selecting, it stops after showing the message "Loading boot sector...booting..."

This selection screen now comes up every time I boot. How can I remove it? I had hoped removing the backup software which caused this would help but alas no.

A:PC Backup Pro - Fail at Boot

Hello.


Install this to Windows 7 to see if there's a boot entry that can be removed and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
EasyBCD Free Boot Manager Software

Perhaps you would have better success using Macrium and yes, you will have to create a Macrium boot disk to restore and image if need be.Imaging with free Macrium

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Was recently infected by the "Vista AntiVirus Pro 2010" virus and in the end, had to run a boot scan with avast to get rid of it. Virus is clear now but no program is working correctly. Every single program on my computer is asking for you to locate the file like in the screenshot below. And if I close the program and re-open, I'll need to find it all over again every time. For the love of god, help me!

A:Boot Scan Fail

Try this Go to search, type in default programs. Once there click associate programs. Inside, set up the programs with the correct way to access them.

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Hi Im running Vista 64bit on my computer and all of a sudden it wont boot up properly.

My machine is (sorry if bit vague not 100% without looking on comp):

Asus Crosshair Motherboard
AMD Athlon FX Dual Core 64bit
2 Gb of DDR2 RAM
Gefore 8600GT
SATA 250GB HD
Firstly it will play up by powering up then cutting out, but then I figured out sometimes if i keep pressing the reset button it will power up long enough to display something up on screen then comes up with this message:

System boot fail
Your system last boot fail or POST interrupted
Please enter setup to load default and reboot again
So I have done this and it either just crashes or starts to show the Vista loading bar but just stays like that for hours. Also the screen every now and again will be all glitchy (eg text is not readable and random marks across the screen.

I have tried putting the Vista disc in and it just says windows is loading files the bar gets to 100% and nothing...it just hangs again.
It did this once a week ago and I managed to try all of the above, then unplug it all come back to it about 4 hours later and seemed to boot...but not this time

Now I am very worried as my other machine has started doing something similar:

It says

Hardware Initiate Failure Please check device
The bios does not be installed press (g) to continue!

Dont ask me how I have this working at the mo I unplugged everything, had the windows disc in reset bios to defaults etc a mixture of that somehow has this machine ... Read more

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I'll try to make sense of this to you. My computer has been working great until last night. Today, it bricked on me.
Last night and until a out noon today, I was seeing occasional corruption of the image on screen (strange blocking/pixellation like a bad hd tv picture). I started getting locking-up freezes, which I could sort of unfreeze with ctrl-alt-del. This happened frequently while browsing the net las night (oddly games worked fine).
Today at one point the whole image started flickering/fluctuating up and down and then the image scrambled totally and was locked-up, so I hard reset.
Upon restart, bootup fails. Chkdsk, memory scan (from startup repAir and the installation disk), image and system recovery fail. When I read the detailed results from start up recovery, it tells me that no drive is present.
So, did the drive fail, or maybe it came unplugged inside the tower (unlikely bc the tower hasnt moved). Or, did intel smart response technology screw up and the cache is screwed and it's messing up the primary drive it accelerates? Windows 7 64-bit OS on z68 mobo with 64gb SSd accelerating 500gb primary.
Any insight is VEry greatly appreciated, as I'm stuck working off my iPod touch for troubleshooting.

A:Windows 7 boot fail

Update: I just tried again to boot into safe mode.
After displaying the names of some files that loaded, the system rebooted itself.
The last file that says "loaded" is classpnp.sys (i think that's what it said). Once that sits idle for a few seconds, a blue screen pops up very briefly that I cannot read.

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Hi, Im posting for my brother who lives in Erie PA. He recently had to get a new mobaord and power supply.. HE got back his machine and was told that his old modem was fried from the problem with his power supply and baord.. He got a mainboard k7s5a pro board. now he went out and bought a new modem. put it in, and the comp wont boot.. so he takes it out and all works fine. in bios it says that he has 97 modem enabled on board so he disabled. also he made sure that plugin play was enabled, still wont boot with modem in.. he has no other cards besides geforce2 mx 400 on his agp slot. also there is no onbaord modem. My question is does anyone know how to fix or have had same problem/

thx dave
 

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Hi all,

my pc face a big problem lately,

my pc is a legacy system:
it is a P3 866(VIA motherboard) with 384 ram with a 32 mb tnt2 riva 64m

my computer just catch spyware but i remove it with AVG internet sucurity already

The problem is:
when i switch on my pc the processor fan work but with no display and no bip sound,so i switch off and try again and same problem occur.

After i try for 15min switch on and switch off it has display back, this cause me quite upset when the time i switch on my computer.

the 2nd is my computer will hang up when i leave it doing nothing,when i play game it work just fine...........

Action taken:
i suspect my power supply cause this problem so i replace it with another working power supply but same problem occur.

i try to replug my display card also did not fix it....

i just hope that the problem is not my mother board cause i din have money to replace it......Zzz

i need my pc to finish my course ..........

Someone pls help me......
 

A:Most of the time pc fail to boot

What?
Oh you want me to fill in the words.

Well I'd suggest that you benchtest it.
 

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I installed Windows 7 64 bit to replace Vista 32 bit. I have 2 physical disks and did the install with both disks installed. Now when I remove the 2nd disk it boots fine but won't boot with the 2nd disk installed.

My first disk has 2 partitions: c: (where vista was installed) and d: for everything else. When I boot from the installation disk to do a repair, the os field is blank. When I use bootsect.exe it only offers d:

I have read plenty of examples win this forum and others for replacing the mbr but none have worked. I also tried formatting the 2nd drive but that didn't work either.

I just want to use the 2nd drive without the system files as a backup. What can I do?

A:2nd disk causes boot to fail

Does this help?

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Hi,
Working in a student computer lab and have had several, 5 fail out of the blue. 
These are T1600s, running Windows 7, single monitor.  They will never boot at all, so no monitor and no reading a diagnostic.  The power supply test button at the plug does stay green when pressed and held. The fans will run during that process, however nothing else.  The error code numbers on the front cycle through different patterns and on all but 1, stops at 3.
Any advice
Mike

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Hello everyone.My name is Andone Emilian and I have a problem I never had before with my computer and i need your help !
So recently I started to have some problems with my computer,I was thinking i had viruses on my computer so I installed a anti-virus and it found a trojan ...
After the virus been deleted I wanted to be sure that my computer is ok so i reinstaled the windows.Done ... windows reinstaled,everything worked fine till I installed the latest driver for my video card.The thing is after the video card was installing the computer was restarting as it should but ... when to loading screen that is apearing on the windows 7 startup the image turns black and the computer restarts ... then after the windows starts again its showing me the message with "windows setup repair" so I go for the windows setup repair and there, its showing me that I can restore a working copy of the windows...Done I restored it... Trying again to install that driver ... The same error its appearing ... I checked the log from the setup repair and i saw that it was writing "The computer failed to boot beacose of a new driver or softwere" or something like that ... Even now im writing with out my video card's driver not installed please help meee !!!!

A:System boot fail !

  
Quote: Originally Posted by emy222


Hello everyone.My name is Andone Emilian and I have a problem I never had before with my computer and i need your help !
So recently I started to have some problems with my computer,I was thinking i had viruses on my computer so I installed a anti-virus and it found a trojan ...
After the virus been deleted I wanted to be sure that my computer is ok so i reinstaled the windows.Done ... windows reinstaled,everything worked fine till I installed the latest driver for my video card.The thing is after the video card was installing the computer was restarting as it should but ... when to loading screen that is apearing on the windows 7 startup the image turns black and the computer restarts ... then after the windows starts again its showing me the message with "windows setup repair" so I go for the windows setup repair and there, its showing me that I can restore a working copy of the windows...Done I restored it... Trying again to install that driver ... The same error its appearing ... I checked the log from the setup repair and i saw that it was writing "The computer failed to boot beacose of a new driver or softwere" or something like that ... Even now im writing with out my video card's driver not installed please help meee !!!!


Hi Andone Emilian,

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Please let us know which video card is installed on the system. And have you checked a differ... Read more

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Hi community! I found my Yoga 920 sometimes ( at least once in a day ) suddenly doesn't detect SSD and cannot boot. In the case it happens while using it, bluescreen appeared and try to restart but after that the BIOS message says "Default boot device missing or boot failed. Insert recovery media and hit any key. Then select 'boot manager' to choose a new boot device or to boot recovery media." I found thread of same error cause on other device and solve by selecting Legacy Boot on BIOS but this device's BIOS doesn't have that option. Any idea?

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got a Dell dim 9200, it was working fine until I turn it off before go to work, but when I turn it on again, the screen where you suppose to log in never arrives the vista sign says confiuring updates then shuts down restarts and loops on + on I ran a diagnosis and got the error 0F00: 137B Drive media is missing or blank. I hit F8 and try most of the options, included "repair the computer", and now the laptop keep rebooting and never get to the login page. If anyone has the solution for this error, I would really appreciate it. as the only way I can get in to the computer is using the f2/8/12 keys Thanks in advance ...kim
 

A:vista boot fail

Did you get any disks with that PC?......
 

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Hello my name is Josh and I would really appreciate anyone's input on this:

I've recently decided to put together my own computer. It's cool how I saved money buying the separate parts, and the process of putting everything together has been a good learning experience so far. The only problem is, after finally ordering Windows XP Professional x64 bit, and inserting in the CD/DVD-ROM for that moment of glory, the BIOS still tells me that it's failing to boot the disk.

Here are my specs:

Gigabyte S-series model P35C-DS3R motherboard http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2551

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU (2.4 GHz) http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...682&lid=585550

NVIDIA e-GeForce 8600 GTS Graphics Card http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8600.html

Western Digital SATA 300 MB/s, 400 GB Disk Space, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM Hard Drive http://www.cheapstingybargains.com/3...d-125-shipped/

Samsung SH-S203B DVD Writer http://www.samsung.com/in/products/o...s/sh_s203b.asp

Thermaltake Purepower 500W Power Supply http://www.thermaltake.com/product/P...94/w009394.asp

Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=15900

As I scroll through the BIOS I'm using an old Compaq keyboard from a piece of history...waiting until the operating system is up before I install my wireless Logitech keyboard. I set my priority boot device as the CD-ROM Device in Advanced BIOS Screen, as the manual tells me this is all ... Read more

A:Disk Boot Fail...?

Hi Josh and welcome to TSF !

Most of the links you posted about your hardware are invalid, maybe you copy/pasted them from elsewhere ? Here's the link to your motherboard's specs :
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...e=GA-P35C-DS3R

Try to boot another computer with your XP pro disk, in case this would be the CD which is not bootable.

Does the DVD drive appear in the detecting primary/secondary IDE/SATA master/slave lines at startup ? Does it appear in the BIOS ?

Refer to your motherboard manual to know which SATA ports you need to use for a master/slave setup with 2 drives. Logically the hard drive should be the primary master and the burner the primary slave. Try other SATA ports and see if it helps (Fyi, my Asus motherboard refuses to boot if the CD-rom is set on the SATA3 connector but boots fine when it's on the SATA5, no idea why).

Else try with an IDE CD drive (borrow one from another computer). Hook it at the end of the IDE cable and set its jumper to master if any. Tell us how it works.

About your XP 64 pro CD, did you get a license key with it ? Without it you won't be able to use it for more than 30 days. Note that XP 64bit is not a gaming nor a home computer OS. You'll have a hard time finding the proper drivers for your hardware, you may have stability issues with some programs that were not designed for a 64bit OS and you won't see any increase in performances over the regular 32bit version. There are only a few professional apps which will... Read more

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