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Most of the time pc fail to boot

Q: Most of the time pc fail to boot

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......

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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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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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Hey everyone. I was browsing the internet earlier and using Yahoo Messenger to chat with a friend and all of a sudden my internet loses its connection and I am left with a connection to the local network only. So, I restart the computer because sometimes that fixes a dead internet connection (which only rarely happens with me) and it does not fix it. Then, I reboot my DSL modem and wait a minute or two. Before long, the icon in the system tray indicates that I am connected to both the local and the internet networks. However, two of my messengers: Windows Live Messenger and AIM take a long time to load. Both gave me an error. I don't remember what kind of error Windows Live Messenger gave me because I was typing when the error came up and accidentally closed the error window out before I had a chance to read it. However, I was capable of reading AIM's error which kept telling me that the connection was timing out. Finally, after another minute or two of this, both messengers connect to the internet successfully and all is well with my internet connection again. It is extremely rare for me to lose my internet connection like this. My DSL is generally very reliable. I have my DSL through Verizon. Does anyone know what could have caused the loss of connection for me? Did anyone else with Verizon DSL lose their connection this morning for a short period of time?

But anyway, the problem is fixed now so I am not looking for a fix but more of a cause. Also, if this thread... Read more

A:Why did my DSL connection fail this time?

you could the support line for verizon - tell them what your username is and see if they have a record of the instance. They will know if one of the servers you where connected to went down.
That would be the quickest why to find out
 

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I recently got a Sager NP 8268 and installed windows 7 ultimate on it (clean install). I used the driver install disk and installed all the drivers in the correct order (I made the mistake of not installing everything in order and reformmated my system and then did it the right way), and everything worked.

After a restart, that is no longer the case. My audio services kept randomly failing, as well as the service that controlled my backlit keyboard. In order to figure out what was the problem, I started event viewer. Once the keyboard lights application crashed again, I tried to refresh event viewer only to find that its service had also stopped.

So I manually start each service again, but each time one service stopped, they all stopped. Repeat this a few times and apparently just a bunch of services are going down together.

Names of applications (that I know of) that crash:
Volume Control
Hotkey

Names of services that randomly stop
Windows Audio
Windows Event Log



Any ideas as to how to fix this?

A:Several different services fail at the same time

Go to Start/Search and CMD, Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type SFC /scannow and press enter. This will replace any missing system files.
Next go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc, right click the devmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager, are there any devices with yellow flags? If so, these devices need drivers installed.
Go to the Sagenotebook.com drivers page and type in your make and model# or use this link Sager Custom Laptops and download the Chipset driver and install that first. Then download any other drivers you need from the Device Manager.

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Hi,

I'm dual booting Windows 8 and Windows 7 on my tower. Each OS sits on a separate hard drive/disk.

Windows 8 updates fail every time. It re-starts, a message says it is configuring updates, then it fails and rolls back.

Is this a known thing? Is there a way to solve this?

A:Updates Fail Every Time

Don't know what's up. Have tried just doing one update as a test? FWIW, I generally do only a few at a time, although many do as many as available at one time without problem.

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Hello ppl,Im new on this site and I would like to ask you if you could kindly help me with my problem.here is the issue:
Im using Windows XP SP3 (installation of SP3 not the reason of the issue,cos it started before) and since few weeks back,maybe 1-2 months,the automatic windows updates are downloaded absolutely without any problems,but fails the installation every time...any idea why? I dont know which of my installed software could cause this,but maybe its just some system settings(which I havent touch)...will apprecciate any help,thanks.
 

A:Widows XP updates fail every time

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I'm one of those people who think they can fix anything. UNCLE. I give. I've spent too much time, I need help, please.
 
I have tried lots of suggested things in this and other forums to get this fixed but it hasn't worked.
 
I can not find any sign of infection, but a few months ago the real time antivirus portion of my antivirus at the time (Microsoft Security Essentials) failed. It said it wasn't turned on. When I tried to enable it, it would just shut off again. I uninstalled and tried Panda, I was looking for something "light" since this is an old machine. Same thing, the real time portion will not stay enabled. I uninstalled Panda and tried Immunet. Same thing, the real time portion would not stay enabled. I uninstalled Immunet and ran specific uninstallers for every antivirus I can remember ever having installed. I believe the only ones I ever tried previously were AVG and Kaspersky. Then I used CCcleaner (I am an advanced user) and tried some of the other tools like Malwarebytes just to be sure I wasn't missing an infection. I can't find any issues.
 
The computer is old (P2, 333MHz, 384MB of ECC ram), CPU is not overloaded and nothing about the hardware has changed for years. It is like a mini server I keep under my office desk. It is running XP Pro SP3. All MS updates are applied, I check regularly.
 
Windows firewall is running.
 
I do have Alcohol 120% installed, which I know can appear as a rootkit. It has been installed for years and the... Read more

A:Real time antivirus fail

Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your DesktopDoubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters
Check Loaded Modules and Detect TDLFS file system. Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to runIf threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwiseClick Continue
Click Reboot computerPlease post the contents of TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your replyDue to forum upgrade you may face issues posting the TDSSkiller log.Just last few lines of log is sufficient===================================================RKILLPlease download Rkill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below (if one of them does not work try another.) and save it to your desktop:Link 1Link 2In order for Rkill to run properly you must disable your anti-malware software. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.Double-click on Rkill. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)Note: You may have to run Rkill a few times before it is successful. You may also have to download Rkill from a different link which will save it as a different file name.A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal... Read more

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hey guys out there im jus bought a laptop with windows vista and im able to use msn when i was in malaysia. however, after i move to beijing, i couldnt sign in msn, with the error code: 80048820....as taught by others, i tried to correct my time setting,ie synchronise with internet time....but it stated that an error occured and i fail to have my computer's time synchronised. is this a common problem using windows vista?
and i cant sign in skype as well.i think both of the problems are related...

anybody there to help me this poor guy ?

A:fail to synchronise with internet time..

help me pls...............................................

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Hello. I have had much trouble loading pages that are standard for me and should not cause a problem. On secure sites at my office I will log in and once in try to navigate the site by opening, for example, a research report from a third party. I will get an error screen that says page Did Not Load. if I hit Refresh sometimes it will load correctly, but sometimes I need to hit Refresh 3x to get page to load, and then it loads but is unstable.
 
I have run Malwarebytes Free Version and it did not show any malware but oddly when I go into Malwarebytes History file the last entry shown is 12/24/2014 when it found a PUP.Optional.BrowserExtensions.A malware. In fact, I ran a scan about a week ago and malwarebytes found a PUP issue so something seems wrong there.  
 
Also, I visit DrudgeReport.com maybe once a day and I have been suspicious that this aggregator is a source of malware. ditto for some other aggregators like blaze.com and even breitbart.com... I never used to have trouble with these sites but I do now and they have loads of annoying pop-up ads...legit sources like Toyota but the sites seem really bogged down!
 
I called my tech guy and he said he could run some deep cleaning programs that go "deeper than CCleaner" and maybe I have some incorrect browser settings that are interfering with our security settings.
 
I just had a hunch what might really be going on is some sort of virus. We run latest version of Norton Internet Security.  ... Read more

A:problem loading pages first time, second, sometimes 3x fail

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).===Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first t... Read more

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Good evening!
I have problems with Windows 7 updates. Every time I turn off my computer, I have 19 updates and they all fail.
Mostly Security Updates and some others.
I have tried the Fix Its and troubleshooting, but nothing seems to help.

Hereby I have attached my failed update log.
Please help!

A:19 updates every time I turn off my computer; all fail

Hey there! Welcome to seven forums. Have you tried installing it manually from control panel? If you have did you get an error message? If you did, then post the error message on this forum. Hope you have a good time on this forum. Thank you.

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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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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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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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Hello fellow bleepers, let's cut to the chase shall we?
 
 
I was happily browsing the web on my desktop computer and all of the sudden webpages stopped loading, now i tought it was my internet, but a quick ping to google proved that that was not the case.
 
Next tought was "wellp chrome is screwed up" but opera soon proved it wasn't just chrome
 
Now i was in for trouble, so i started googling ways to fix it, tried all of them, none seemed to work, then when i was about to post here i clicked on my speccy snapshot by mistake, and guess what, it loaded, tried other webpages and they did too, just not how they sould, they'd take ages and load with missing images, sometimes the entire page would be all screwed up (as in plain text with no proper formatting) 
so i said, well, let's see if it starts working.
 
It did, to an extent, but after a reboot it started again, now i'm no tech expert but for some reason google chrome is able to access the pages after tying for a while, as in like failing to load, and then refreshing and it loads more, and so on, my guess is that it has to do with cache.
 
Now the problem i face is that the first times i try browsing the internet after turning the PC on it just won't work properly, after a while it starts to work a tad better, but some pages still fail to load images and stuff like that.
 
 
Now, this computer is connected via an ethernet cable directly to the wifi modem, already tried restarting... Read more

A:Internet works perfect but webpages fail to load most of the time

Disable Web shield on avast. If that does not work completely uninstall avast and then use their uninstaller. You point the uninstaller to the Avast folder in the programs directory. If the avast folder is gone then you do not need to run the uninstaller.  Try opening a few web pages.

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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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Hi, would like some help please.
PC is connected to WiFi, but IE will not work nor Firefox.
Used safe mode to create new account and iconfig/release /renew to create a gap to the internet and allow mcafee total prot to update...
Cannot turn on real time scanning (due to safe mode??)
Found early on adware:win32/offerboxbrowser and also IE page opening to adserving.com
Do not know how to find removal or threat history as friends PC, do not know what it is I am trying to fix.
Major issue, only have iPad and the one computer to work with. No method of downloading extra tools.
Help please.
Reason created new account and safe mode is that all internet - even the hijacked pages was not working.
Could ping external sites though
Windows Def shows bservice.exe, fst_es_100.exe, n/a.exe (three of them) and we'd.exe as start up items
N/a are: ndstray.exe, googleeulalauncher.exe and appintegrator.exe
Have Activeris icons in the account of the primary user.. Is this the key threat?

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When I start the computer up, the Windows Boot Manager screen comes on. I press enter, but every time the desktop comes up, the icons have rearranged themselves to be as close to the left hand side of the screen as possible. Also, the computer is chucking me out of games sometimes, when before they didnt. Could I be infected?

This is the first post I have done on this forum, so if I have done something wrong, please let me know. Thanks

A:Windows Boot Manager comes up every time I turn on the computer, Icons re-arrange themselves on desktop every time i start up t...

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Hi,

I am running XP Home SP3 on an Asus 1005HA netbook

Every time I boot up I get a message to say that either I can press F1 to enter setup to set date/time or press F2 to load default values

If I choose F1 and enter the correct date/time and press F10 to save and exit - XP then starts up normally but the next time I boot up, the same problem occurs.

[If I select F2, then XP loads normally]

What can I do to fix this?

Thanks for any help in advance
 

A:Solved: CMOS Set date/time message every time I boot up

Your motherboard battery is dead. You can get a new one at any drug store for about $5.
 

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Okay, so everytime I run Chkdsk it always finds errors on the disk. I am unsure why, but if I run chkdsk back to back, it will keep constantly find new errors every time. Also, the Chkdsk takes about 2 and a half hours to complete, and always gets stuck at 10% for most of that time. [I run Chkdsk /f /r, it reboots the computer and runs]

This is what I have tried so far:
1) Running SFC /SCANNOW. It has fixed errors in the past used alongwith DISM. I just ran SFC again to be sure, no errors found.
2) Checking computer for malware. I have Malwarebytes Pro and Bitdefender Pro. I seriously doubt malware caused this since I have at most found 5 minor threats on my computer in the past year. Just to be sure, I ran a few scans in safe mode with Malwarebytes, and Hitman Pro, etc. All clean.

More Info on my problem:
The reason why I found out about the Chkdsk problem is because my computer has started booting up slow. About 2 weeks ago my computer would take 10 seconds to go from POST to login screen. Now it takes over 75 seconds [With Windows 8 Fast Start up Enabled]. I began investigating why, with no apparent reason. No big start up items, nothing running at start up that shouldn't be there.

Lately, I have been reading Errors and Warnings in Event Viewer as an idea to figure if anything was wrong. I have dealt with a few errors individually, but no improvement.

Here is some Info on programs I use on my computer.
1) Malwarebytes PRO [In Startup]
2) Bitdefender Total Security 2015... Read more

A:Chkdsk finds errors every time I run it [Slow Boot Time]

What make of hard drive? Best to run their drive checking tool if they have one. Does SMART show anything bad especially high reallocated sector count?

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Hello:

Each time I turn on my computer and as it is boots up it will delay for a time with a line that reads something like ...Automatic IDE Configuration.... and then a message that my date and time are incorrect. The date goes back to Nov. 2003. Once I correct the date, time and year things seem to perform ok. Any suggestions on how to correct this problem would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Computer date, time and year change each time I boot up

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Hi Everyone,

I hope anyone can help me with my problem with my laptop! Currently when I log onto my computer, it takes more than 5 minutes to load. I have already browsed through many threads and have minimized the number of start-up programs. It was a little better but it still wasn't like how it was before.

Also, when I want to shutdown my computer, I have to wait 10 minutes before I will hear the "Windows turning-off sound" and it will shutdown. Does anyone have any clue about how to fix this?

The computer in general appears to be running smoothly once everything is loaded into the computer except for when I want to add/remove any programs where there is a huge lag after uninstalling a program!

These problems started occurring about a couple days ago. I haven't been doing anything differently nor have I installed any new programs onto the new computer. I have scanned for viruses using Symantec Endpoint Protection (and no results) and also used CCleaner to clean everything else.

Here are my laptop specifications:

Dell Latitude ATG D630
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9500 @ 2.60 GHz
2 GB of RAM
Operating System: Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP3
If any help can be provided, it will be much appreciated!!

Thank you in advance!
 

A:HELP! Long boot time and shutdown/restart time!!

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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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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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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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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 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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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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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop which WAS dual booted with XP on both partitions. I did a quick format on the C partition and tried to install Win7. After it finished, I had a blinking cursor and nothing else. So, I did a real format (using KillDisk) on the C partition and, again, installed Win7. This time it will boot into Win7, but I get no options for selecting what partition to boot into. So... I tried the following:

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"

bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=E:

bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr

bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

When this finished, I rebooted and got the screen to select my OS. I chose my old XP partition (the one on the E drive) and I got an error regarding the ntldr file... it says "Status: 0xc000000f" and "Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt"
I can still boot into Windows 7 if I choose that option. What do I do now?

A:Dual boot fail

  
Quote: Originally Posted by knottshawk


I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop which WAS dual booted with XP on both partitions. I did a quick format on the C partition and tried to install Win7. After it finished, I had a blinking cursor and nothing else. So, I did a real format (using KillDisk) on the C partition and, again, installed Win7. This time it will boot into Win7, but I get no options for selecting what partition to boot into. So... I tried the following:

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"

bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=E:

bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr

bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

When this finished, I rebooted and got the screen to select my OS. I chose my old XP partition (the one on the E drive) and I got an error regarding the ntldr file... it says "Status: 0xc000000f" and "Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt"
I can still boot into Windows 7 if I choose that option. What do I do now?



If i am reading this post correctly you did a format on your C: drive? Where your XP was located?? So it removed your XP install and now you only have Win 7.

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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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Hi all,
 
 
I just had this happen to be after running CCleaner.
 
 
I ran the diagnostic during boot and found those nice little red letters on the screen: BIOHD3
 
Afterwards, I tried to directly boot the hard drive and went right into normal start up.
 
 
 
 
 
Any help would be truly a blessing!
 
 
 
 
D

A:Boot fail: BIOHD3

FWIW:  http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-Software-Recovery/BIOHD3-Error/td-p/1185447 AND http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware/Error-Code-BIOHD-3/td-p/1903453 .
 
Louis

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Recently I just tried starting my computer on and it wouldn't boot.

I left my computer in locked mode then it eventually went to sleep.

I kept trying to restart it and had no luck, I checked inside the cpu was running and the dvd drive was still able to open and close. My USB mouse or keyboard weren't powering on though neither was my monitor showing anything I didn't hear any beeps. So I kept disconnecting the power outlet from the wall since that's the only way I could restart it.

Eventually it came back and I got startup repair opening by itself
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3474/...f6d248.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3430/...23b465.jpg?v=0
That's what I got from the error.

Here are my computer specs
400 Corsair PSU
640HD SATA HD
4GB Memory
AMD Phenom II x4
GIGABYTE GA-MA78GPM-UD2H AM3/AM2 with ATI Radeon HD 3200 onboard GPU
Windows 7 Build 7100 64 Bit

Eventually the system started backup fine after going through startup repair. All my files still there.

If it matters I was using the onboard graphics having one monitor running in VGA and the hdmi connecting to my tv.

A:Why did my windows 7 boot fail?

Probably an error that comes with the RC since MS still calls it a beta build

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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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Hello.
I had a issue with my CD/DVD drive, it didn't recognize CD inside and so on (I cleaned the laser lens (it didn't fix it perfectly, it still burps)), but finally I was able to burn a new cd XP SP3 on it (currently SP2), I also have other XP cd-s where I should be able to start booting and at friends place we burnt a new cd which I also tryed to burn at home and failed at checking phase.
So I Booted, Sometimes it reads the CD and can press any key to boot, sometimes it doesn't boot, as the CD drive is like in difficulties reading the CD.
If it boots, then the text appears: Inspecting your computer hardware configuration, then it eiher GOES BLACK or RESTARTS, depends of the CD. Once a bit after the blank screen it said INF file TXTSETUP.SIF is missing or corrupt.

Anyways, I also downloaded the Partguru, and made the USB-ZIP boot, and deleted the partitions, I thought that it will help, but now I'm in a situation, where I can't use computer, but can use the partguru program.

I've done:
Removed one RAM slot (At starting I had 512MB pqi RAM, now I have 2 slots of 1GB kingston)
Changed HDD from AUTO to LBA.
Removed all partitions in partguru, made only one primary partiton and formated it and made active.

AT THE MOMENT I'm using the bootfix CD that has 10 options from the thread which is pinned (because it also says NTLDR is missing), first three options didn't boot up a PC, I'm at 4th, going forward when PC can read the CD, cause it of... Read more

A:Weird boot from CD fail

<<Could a FAULTY CD drive be a reason?>>

A faulty device for entering data into the system...yes, that could cause problems.

You seem to have plenty of indicators that it's time to at least try a different CD/DVD device.

Louis

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Hello, sorry for my english but This forum is probably the last thing that could help me.
I rode other topics about this problem. When I start computer it stops right before "Starting Windows" and there is only a black screen. I cant start windows any way.
So i put a disc with windows and try to repair but it said: "there is no problem with windows starting"
Than I started a console and try to insert c: and then
bootrec /fixmbr and fixboot
but fixboot doesn't work - I dont remember literally but it said something like: there is no filesystem/wrong filesystem

when i try to scanos it say that there is 0 operating systems.

Then I tried to run gparted to flag a disc, but it showed me different partitions configuration then ive got on windows - there is no windows disc!

oo.. i tried also to build BCD but when i had to put command: cd boot it said there is no comand like that

Please help me... I dont want to make a format...
Are there any different ways of fix it?
Sorry sorry from my english

A:Windows 7 boot fail

Does the HD register in BIOS setup? Is it set first to boot in BIOS setup, after CD/DVD drive? Try booting HD maker's diagnostic/repair CD to run extended scan: HD Diagnostic

Check for infection by installing, updating and running full scan with Malwarebytes in Safe Mode with networking. If no Safe Mode then download, burn to CD or write to flash stick, boot and run a full scan with Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.

Boot back into the DVD REpair console or Repair CD to see if it discovers an installation to repair. If not, click through to Recovery Tools list to open command Prompt, type bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr to see if it will now show an installation to repair. Do not change the drive letter as you say you did. If it now finds an installation to repair run Startup Repair repeatedly regardless of its finding at first. Next try System Restore from the Repair tools list, then using Command Line SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Next boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD to see if the 100mb System Rserved partition (preferred) or Win7 partition are still marked Active. If not, rightlick to Modify>Set to Active, then highlight the HD, from Disk tab select "Rebuild MBR", apply steps, reboot to see if it will start. You can also Explore the partitions to see if your files are intact; if so the OS should be reparable unless you damaged it with previous repair attempts.

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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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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=2551Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU (2.4 GHz) http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...682&lid=585550NVIDIA e-GeForce 8600 GTS Graphics Card http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8600.htmlWestern 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.aspThermaltake Purepower 500W Power Supply http://www.thermaltake.com/product/P...94/w009394.aspAntec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=15900As 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 I really need to do ... Read more

A:Disk Boot Fail...?

Welcom to BC
Did you remember to load the SATA drivers?
Mark

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I decided to upgrade my Asus F3M Laptop from windows xp to windows 7 like member who called Nothingspecial. When i tried to install windows 7 and select boot from disc to prepare setup, laptop just restarted every time. I don't know what is the key for Safe Mode .... because i have tried f8 but it fails..... So i decided to remove it from the laptop and format as an external HDD.... then i tried to install again... but it still not boot.....
I need your help......

A:Fail to boot with windows 7

You have to change the boot order from HDD to CD/DVD drive in the BIOS and save and exit the BIOS.

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Hello Please help me. I have Acer Aspire SW10e-013. Before my unit doesn't show other capacity of the Hard drive, what I did is to use AOMEI PArtition to partition properly my hard drive, when the computer is partitioning it shows "Collecting Error' and when it restart it does not boot anymore and what Solution I did?Solution 1. Boot and Press "Alt+F10" (No good result)Solution 2. Create Bootable USB, press F2 for BIOS setting (No good Result)Solution 3. Download Windows 10 Enterprise, Rufus and Create Windows To Go ( Done)Solution 4. Insert Windows To Go (USB) and boot press F12, result it shows two option1. Windows To Go2. USB Bootable (select ot tap 2) Result..... "SECURITY BOOT FAIL"This is my problem SECURITY BOOT FAIL even I try many bootable ISO windows 10please help me

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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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hi all...

so here's the situation. (p4 2.4GHz, ASUS P4PE MOBO)

the outlet my computer is connected to was shut suddenly shut down and on again while my computer was on. i am connected to a power surge.

upon restart, the bios hardware monitor gives an error msg
"Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power setup menu for details"

so i go into Hardware Monitor and notice that 2 things are in red:

CPU fan speed = is 0
Chassis Fan Speed = 958 RPM

now, my fan is clearly going so thats not right.

at this point i suspect the Power supply, but all voltages in the Voltage monitors read correctly:
3.34V, 5.02V, 11.96/12.03 V. moreover, i hear and see that my cd rom are working.

so, i go ahead and tell bios to IGNORE the 2 FAN speed errors and only then my bios continues on.

instead of a windows OS startup screen, i get "PRESS ANY KEY TO REBOOT"

when trying to boot from cd-rom i get,
"NO EMULATION, COULDN'T FIND NTLDR"

so im not sure what the problem is, is the very initial problem that my bios though my fan speed = 0?

if so why? is it powersupply? motherboard?

i thought a power surge protector was suppose to prevent this.

if anyone has any idea, PLEASE let me know,

thanks
 

A:DOH! can powersurge cause BOOT FAIL?!

so after more research, here are some new conclusion and questions that may help.

essentially, there are 2 issues...

1. why is my BIOS telling me that the CPU and CHASSIS FAN SPEED are incorrect?

---> we can rule out the power supply since voltage readings are what they should be. i'm thinking this implies that something is wrong with my motherboard.

2. the OS is unable to boot from CD or Harddrive.

---> now i'm thinking that #2 is really a continuation of #1. if there is something wrong with my MOBO, then i assume i'm not going to be able to boot normally. this would also seemingly explain why i couldn't boot from cd rom. can i rule out an issue with my harddrive for the time being since broken harddrive or not, i should still be able to boot from my cd-rom (I REALLY HOPE NOTHING IS WRONG WITH MY HD)

so here are some ideas i had for possible tests / solutions... ( i could def use some advice here)

i was going to remove the Clear RTC RAM jumper on the motherboard. its the little jumper by the lithion battery that "clears the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters" and reset to default system settings.

one thing to note is that last night, i just randomly removed that battery, i forgot i removed it, and continued to turn the system off and on as normal. i didn't notice a single change in what was already happening.... that battery is suppose to power the RAM in CMOS and removing it altogether cau... Read more

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So i recently had my computer give me the "blue screen of death" and decided to reinstall windows xp. After doing so, and installing various updates, i kept getting error messages and when i tried to boot without the CD i would give me the "boot fail" screen and i would have to instert the disk. I reinstalled windows, but it still fails to boot without the CD, but the error messages are all gone. This computer was built by a good friend, and wasnt purchased from a store but i am sure everything inside is seated correctly. I have two hard drives "c:" and "d:". "c:" is the one with the OS on it, and d is where everything else goes. right now, i am installing service pack 3, and i hope that solves the problem. SOMEONE HELP!

A:Boot fail issues

What is the sequence for booting in bios?

Obviously it has the CD drive as the drive to boot from first, but what do you have listed after that?

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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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