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[SOLVED] Win7 Fail to Boot, Fail to Repair

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

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.

Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] Win7 Fail to Boot, Fail to Repair

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

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

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

A: [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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Ran FRST64.exe as found on the forum and need assistance creating the fixlist.txt file.
Sorry for the screen shots.   

A:Win7 Home Premium 64 won't boot(system repair attempts fail)

could it be the epson driver loading at startup is bad or invalid?   if so how would the fixlist.txt file read to remove that run statement at startup
ASUS laptop,  frst64.exe is running off d: data partition.

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I have a topic that is unresolved with my system not booting(goes into repair mode).   Cannot use safe modes either.
Topic was looked at in malware forum and it was determined their that malware is not the cause of the failed initializations.
I thought it would be transferred to this forum via sysadmin,  but it wasn't.

A:Win7 Home Premium 64 won't boot(system repair attempts fail)

Using the flash drive previously used to access the system... Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size. Click Go and paste the content into your next post.Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 . Louis

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Hi, first time poster here.  I work for a composer managing/troubleshooting his computers.  One of them recently started failing to reboot and I can't even get into Safemode.  Trying to system restore fails with the error 0x800700b7.  I read a few other threads having the same issue resolved by the Farbar Recovery scan then fix.  I downloaded FRST64.exe, put it on a USB stick, ran it and created the attached FRST.txt log.  Can someone help me with a Fixlist.txt solution as well?
Many many many thanks in advance!

A:Win 7, startup fail, Windows repair fail

Hi composerken
I will be handling your computer issues to help you get up and running again. Please give me some time to look over your situation and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks for your patience.

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I am really stuck. My installation of Win 7 Ultimate has a problem. It will not install SP1, occasionally dies with the BSOD, sfc shows corrupt files that it cannot repair, start up repair from the repair disk cannot repair problems, and a repair install from the OEM disk terminates before it finishes. I have run virus scans (Vipre) and malware scans using the MS utility - the machine is clean. The problem had been an annoyance I couldn't solve until Saturday.

When I left on a business trip on the 2nd the PC was working fine. When I returned on the 7th the machine was running but the desktop was pixillated. I rebooted and it seemed fine. The next morning it wouldn't boot from my primary HD. None of the repair actions using the repair disk or the OEM disk worked. On boot I would get an error message that files were missing. I tried replacing the 'missing or corrupt' files from a good Win 7 installation on my laptop (same OS disk). No help - just a message other files were missing. I finally copied all the System 32 files and pasted them in. No joy.

My work around was to nuke a second HD and reinstall a earlier image - about a week earlier. The system is up and running, boots normally, but is not right. I cannot run a repair install from the OEM disk - it stalls about 1/3 of the way. The sfc still indicates there are corrupt files it cannot fix. MS System Update Readiness doesn't fix the problems. I'm running Sysinternals Process Monitor - it shows a number of 'Name not foun... Read more

A:Win 7 crash - SP1 fail - repair install fail

Last night I stumbled on to something that solved my inability to perform a repair reinstall of Win7 Ultimate. Keep in mind, my machine would not boot and that I had to restore my system from an image after none of the repair techniques would solve the problem. After restoring from the image I was able to boot up, but still could not perform a repair reinstall of Win7. Also, sfc still identified that there were corrupt files it could not repair.

I started to suspect something hardware related like mobo, RAM, or BIOS - not for any deep technical reason, just that nothing else seemed to work. I read something about 'bad RAM' or damaged RAM slots potentially causing problems. I pulled out 3 of the 4 1 GB Corsair CM2X1024-6400 sticks and ran a repair install.

The reinstall of Win7 Ultimate worked fine, no hitches. When I ran sfc after it indicated no problems. The automatic update downloaded a ton of MS files - all installed without a problem (I still haven't seen SP1 - and I not sure I'll try to install it yet, if it does show up.)

I'm going to reinstall the RAM one stick at a time and run memory diagnostics. I'd like to understand what happened. It's important for me to find out if it's a back stick, a bad socket, or something to do with mobo. Any suggestions or insights would be greatly appreciated.

One specific question: If I have to build a new computer - new mobo, cpu, and case - can I just rebuild the OS and apps from an image? The current computer is a Dell Inspir... Read more

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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

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 everyone,

So originally i was working on a laptop that had the AV security virus along with a Google Redirect Virus, after running malware bytes and cc cleaner just to smooth it over everything looked great. On system restart the windows screen loads with the logo then goes black and restarts. I ran just the normal system recovery tools available followed by doing a system restore to yesterday. After this didn't work i did the recovery with CMD and ran /fixbr, /fixboot, /RebuildBcd. No luck. It also does not boot into safe mode and hangs on AVGIDSEH.sys, after googling this i followed the directions here http://www.pcrepairmansblog.com/avgidseh-sys-repair-windows-update-boot-cd-fix/. On restart same thing happened so I ran the recovery tools again that come with windows 7 and it found errors on the disk and repaired them and said that it was successful. On restart same issue, windows logo, black screen, restart.Thanks in advance.

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Hi guys a lot of research online brings me here, and I hope this will be the last stop before I put my fist through the screen of my laptop.

So a few days ago my computer can't connect to wireless, stuck in Limited mode. Troubleshoot says - "wireless connection doesn't have a valid ip configuration". i've uninstalled the driver, put valid settings from another laptop I have, I've uninstalled Bonjour, i've put netsh commands.. still nada. The USB connection I could use to tether also stopped working. I've tried other wifi connections and they don't work either. The strangest thing is that itunes won't recognize the phone, but windows does and i can go inside the folders.
I have the 169.254.x.x ipconfig forgot the name but like I've read here before it can't get to DHCP.

The laptop is 6 months old lenovo windows 7.
Would really appreciate some input on what else to try. Thank you!

A:Solved: Not valid ip configuration plus UBS tether fail PLUS itunes phone fail

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Gang this is an issue I am stumped on.
At a law office, a lawyer uses Outlook [not Express] 2007 on Win XPP SP3 on a Dell laptop, docked. Recently they moved offices, but the ISP is the same [Centurylink]. The level of service is the same, and sadly his main mail account is with the ISP
Shortly after movein, his account stopped authorizing. I checked it via webmail and everything looked peachy. None of the account settings had changed. It worked one day, next day it didn't and no matter what I tried, it could never get credentialed again. So I setup a "new account" with the same settings [per their website]. It worked. I double checked all settings and they are identical to the failed one.

Fastforward: it happened again. This time, out of desperation, I uninstalled AVG as it has been known to cause this sort of problem via its email scanning function. Double checked my answer with an IT guy nearby and he agreed it was the most likely. Still, the 2nd account then would not login, so once again, I recreated the account. New one worked fine - settings identical to the other 2.

Now it has happened again with one difference: only the login/authorization to the outbound server [smtp] is blocked. Incoming Pop3 works, outgoing is blocked.
The new protection package is AVAST Free.

The system is behind a LAN Router, tied to the DSL modem - a pretty simple rig. 2 other XPP systems in the office have mail accounts on Centurylink and they are ok.

I'm stumped.. com... Read more

A:Solved: Outlook 2007 SMTPauth fail/fix/fail/fix

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Hello when this problem started i have tryed to fix it with startup repair but with no luck and i tryed to make a system restore also but it said it hasnt fount any restore points. I have created a log with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool. Can you please have a look and tell me what i should do ?
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 10-03-2013 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 13-03-2013 13:29:25
Running from F:\FRST
Windows 7 Ultimate   (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================
HKLM\...\Run: [RTHDVCPL] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe -s [10996368 2012-06-11] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKU\User\...\Run: [AdobeBridge]  [x]
Tcpip\Parameters: [DhcpNameServer]
==================== Services (Whitelisted) ===================
2 Autodesk Content Service; "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Content Service\Connect.Service.ContentService.exe" [19232 2012-01-31] (Autodesk, Inc.)
3 cphs; C:\Windows\System32\IntelCpHeciSvc.exe [277024 2012-10-10] (Intel Corporation)
3 FLEXnet Licensing Service; "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe" [1044816 2013-02-04] (Flexera Software, Inc.)
3 MozillaMaintenance; "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Maintenance Service\maintenanceservice.exe" [115608 2013-02-28] (Mozilla Foundation)
2 SepMasterService; "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\12.1.2015.2015.105... Read more

A:Windows 7 Fail to boot and Startup repair Offline say Bad Driver

can someone help me please ?

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Hello everyone

A couple days ago windows forced my computer to update the update didn't install correctly
Or is broken
When i start my computer i get a black screen with cursor
I know it is not a virus or a piece of malware or anything hardware related

Nothing works but i can access the repair thing
System repair dont work because of errors (ask and i will post them) (install disk cant repair either)
I dont want to lose my microsoft office 2010 for i dont have anymoney to buy a new copy
And its also been discontinued

Anyone know how to fix or replace the install only. so no programs or documents films or games are lost?

A:Windows 7 Wont boot and repair cant complete (Update fail)

Can you boot to Safe Mode?
What errors do you get from System Restore?
Have you tried Startup Repair? - what error messages did you get?

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dell inspiron 1525 w7 ultimate 32bit after sp1 install the file
c>windows>system32>ntkrlstaforce.exe is curropted
i tried everything\
system restore
tried to find the file in back up image of the windows
startup repaire
tried to get the file from other windows machines
tried some doc commands



A:sp1 w7 update,boot error ntkrlstaforce.exe corrupt,startup repair fail

Quote: Originally Posted by wailab

dell inspiron 1525 w7 ultimate 32bit after sp1 install the file
c>windows>system32>ntkrlstaforce.exe is curropted
i tried everything\
system restore
tried to find the file in back up image of the windows
startup repaire
tried to get the file from other windows machines
tried some doc commands



Are you by chance running a modified Kernel (ie a non original MS OS)?

ntkrlstaforce.exe isnt a "standard" OS file?

"from a malware blog site"
you're using a modified kernel (NTKRLSTAFORCE.EXE). That's not supported by anyone. Since all kaspersky versions provide extended protection with deep ties into the kernel, expect it won't work.
so basically, if you're using a modified kernel:
-if it works: good for you
-if it doesn't: s***s for you

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Hello, my first post here.

I am in deep trouble with my laptop Samsung RF511-SD3. I don't know why but it doesn't want to boot anymore. It freezes in the windows loading bar screen. I tried to start the system recovery using [F4] but then i'm presented with a message

"A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" and then everything happens again. I've accessed my HD thru SATA-USB adapter and all my data is there, but it seems that the SYSTEM partition (100MB) is empty.

Windows repair take hours to do simple tasks and in the end it doesn't work. I don't have Windows DVD because it's OEM.

I've tried to launch MiniTool Partition Wizard bootable CD, but it works until boot options screen, but after a while it simples reboot my laptop and ends in the CD boot options screen again.

Help? (yep bad english detected)

A:Boot fail - system repair doesn't work - Samsung RF511

Just took this picture. I tried once more to boot with Windows recovery CD and for the first time a partition showed up as option. In the other tries the list was blank.

But I'm going to bed now, just updating the situation.

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URGENT: Blue Screen/Boot-up Crash/ALL Repair/Install Fail
Dell T3500 2 15.T hard drives with RAID 0
Windows 7 x64 Ultra
My newly bought T3500 has been unable to boot up since Sunday (Apr 25).
Whenever it boots up, it crashes and yields a blue screen.
Dell tech support has been unable to resolve the issue over the phone and refused to deploy a Windows 7 specialist to resolve it on site.
Using Win 7 Ultra CD, a repair attempt yields the following log:
Root casuse found:
Unknown Bugcheck: Buckcheck 6b, Parameters = 0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0,
Repair action: System files integreity check and repair
Result: Failed, Error Code = 0 x490
Time Taken = 651039 ms
1. Boot-up results in blue screen.
2. Unable to repair with the Win 7 CD.

It appears Win 7 can't access the boot drive.
It appears most system files are inaccessible.
Days before it could boot, it has the following issues:
1. sfc yields: Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.
2. Repair Install yields: Windows could not retrieve information about the disks on this computer.
3. Windows Installer: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.

Please help.


A:URGENT: Blue Screen/Boot-up Crash/Repair/Install Fail

KB article for this error (may/may not apply to your situation): "STOP: 0x0000006B" Stop error message during startup on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Also, FYI, we've had an issue at work where the system was missing the smss.exe file (this was on XP systems and was caused by the McAfee command line scanner). I would suggest using the command prompt in the Startup Repair menu to replace system files - but unfortunately I can't say which one's are needed.

You may also try running sfc.exe /scannow from the command prompt - it may/may not help.

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Hello everyone!

Hope i stuck this in the right forum, anyway, here goes:

My computer gave off a BSOD when i was watching a bit or World Cup action and has failed to boot since. I've been mucking about with all kinds of fixes for the last 4 days but i've been unable to get it running again. I don't want to do a format / reinstall, i've got some important data i'd like to keep hold of.

I've tried a few things:

- Did a full virus scan with the Kaspersky Recue disk. Removed a number of dodgy files. Let me to believe my MBR might be ruined
- Did a CHKDSK on all my drives. Everthing checks out OK, even tho it took ages.
- Tried to fix my MBR with BootRec, but to no avail. Gives off a Element Not Found message when tring FixBoot and RebuildBcd
- Ran the Repair Tool a few times, gives the same message each time: "The partition table does not have a valid System Partition" in the log

When i boot up it gets past the animated logo but restarts after briefly showing a black screen with a cursor, which i can move around. Same goes for safe mode.

I'm at wits end here guys, i've been able to fix every problem i've had by myself, but i'm not working this one out. Understand my agony of not being able to watch the World Cup on my computer (i dont own a TV) and having to rely on my radio, which is fun as well, but you know Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:System boot fail resulting BSOD / OS isn't listed in Repair Tool

Troubleshooting windows 7 and pc guide:

Follow all steps and report results after having done so:

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Please read this tutorial fully, and follow all steps.

99% of the time all issues can be resolved with problems starting windows with this tutorial.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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This Windows 7 64 PC worked great until Xmas. When I got home I couldn't get video. After investigating I found t was in a reeboot loop. It would blue screen as soon as the Windows logo sprites began circling. fails to load in safe mode and Windows Startup Repair had been no help. As part of my troubleshooting, I installed Win7 on a second SSD drive to see if it was a hardware failure. That install works good, just missing all my programs and settings.Because it said it was a driver failure, I tried renaming windows/system32/drivers and copied the same directory from the new install... no change. System Restore to the last known good configuration didn't help. I ran chksdk /r on the SSD drive and got no errors reported Spintire 6 also found no errors on the drive.. I'm attaching t logs, FRST1
 FRST1.txt   89.74KB
  0 downloads.TXT is the scan of the broken Windows install, FRST2.TXT is the can of the new clean install on a new SSD on the same computer.
So, on to the failures:
Blue screen.
0x0000007B (0xFFFFF88000A98E8, OXFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0X0000000000000000, 0X0000000000000000)
Startup Repair problem details
Problem signature:
 Problem Event Name:       StartupRepairOffline
 Problem signature 01:      6.1.7600.16385
 Problem signature 02:      6.1.7600.16385
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A:Win7 boot fail, bad driver - previously infected w/ FBI Ransomware

Here is the FRST64 run from the new Windows 7 install for comparison. 

 FRST2.txt   230.66KB

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Last night I shut my Dell Inspiron N5010 down and came home. When I got home, windows wouldn't load. It stuck on the starting windows screen. I tried to boot in safe mode, it got stuck in mid boot. I tried to boot it with system repair, it said it was loading files and then it got stuck on a screen that said copyright Microsoft Corporation and had a green loading bar. My husband's laptop is exactly the same as mine, so I used it to create a system repair cd. I set the laptop up to boot from cd and tried it, but I got the same thing with it sticking on the green loading bar. I ran a diagnostics on my computer and everything passed except a hard drive test in which I got the error 2000-0146. I checked that error on the dell support website and it told me to take the hard drive out and plug it back in. I have not done this yet as the instructions to do so required me to disassemble the whole computer just to get at the hard drive. After some online research, I created a Knoppix (Linux based os) 6.7 boot cd and booted from the cd drive. This worked beautifully and I am now in the process of transferring all my important data from the hard drive to an external hard drive.

So here are my questions. Everything I read about error 2000-0146 says it's a hard drive failure but if that were the case, why does the hard drive seem to work fine when accessed from a Linux OS? Also, how would disconnecting and reconnecting the hard drive fix the problem? I really don't want to take it apa... Read more

A:Windows won't boot, system repair fail, error 2000-0146, knoppix cd

Try running other hard drive tests. I suggest the Seagate Seatools and the Hitachi DFT. Instructions are at this post: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

Hard drives are funny creatures and depending on how they are failing they can produce different problems.
I have no idea of how Linux works, so I'll just guess that it uses different functions when accessing the hard drive.

The main point of a dying hard drive isn't why it works using different techniques/OS's - but rather one of "When is it going to completely die?" So backing up your stuff is the most important thing to do (which you are doing).

Disconnecting/reconnecting may help if the connection between the hard drive and the motherboard is bad/dirty. And this sort of problem will give many of the same symptoms that a dying hard drive will give.

FWIW - The other day we took a Dell Inspiron N5010 apart at work. It's not an easy task, but there are plenty of directions available on the web.

Could the windows boot files somehow be corrupted causing it not to boot, ...

If that were the case, then you'd be able to boot to the System Repair disc. System Repair is a tool that checks and repairs (if needed) the Windows boot files.

In the US a hard drive will cost you between $50 to $90 (shop around for a good price on a brand name drive on the web) - and it'll take you a couple of hours to take the system apart in order to get at the hard drive, and maybe a little less ... Read more

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Hi all,

First time here. I've been reading through lots of issues and resolutions of failed boots.
I think I have a slightly unusual problem because some items aren't working.

I've disconnected all other drives and just have the primary Win7 (ultimate 64bit) drive and DVD drive connected.

The main bootable drive is a GPT drive (3TB and boots).
Issues started when I did a normal restart after seeing RAM usage was high.
Suddenly no booting into Windows - 0xc0000225 - the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

The Win7 repair disc I attempted to create from my work PC (also 64bit, but not ultimate edition) didn't work at all.
The Win7 install disc I inserted works - but the system repair options are unavailable because apparently it's a different version (SP1 through years of updates maybe?) I dunno.

Using SHIFT + F10 I get to the console, from where I've been following other posts' guidance on what to do.

If I go to DISKPART, I can find the 3 partitions on my GPT drive
Partition 1 System 100MB
Partition 2 Reserved 128MB
Partition 3 Primary 2794GB

However, after selecting partition 1 I am unable to mark it active because: "The selected disk is not a fixed MBR disk"

If I list Vol, I can see that Vol0 is the Win7 CD, Vol 1 is drive C formatted as NTFS as one would expect, but Volume 2 (Now selected due to selecting the partition 1) is listed as FAT32? This seems weird. (Also has hidden attribute)

Using Boo... Read more

A:Sudden fail to boot - possible partition issue? Win7 Ultimate 64bit

FAT32 is the EFI partition, no? I am no good with EFI BIOS though.

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I'm posting this to anyone that's having issues with the Win10 Warm Boot functionality. I recently did an in-place upgrade of WIN7 Pro to WIN10.

After getting everything setup I noticed that Warm Boots would hang - for me this means selecting Windows key|Power|Restart. My hang condition was the computer began power down operations - cut display driver (so screen went blank) but the system would never actually reset (you couldn't hear any fan changes or normal sounds of shutdown going on. Only option was press Reset button or hold Power Button till shutdown occurred. I pulled my hair out and Google'd the world on all kinds of BIOS issues, Advanced Power Management and driver updates. NOTHING FIXES THE PROBLEM.

I stumbled across the Shift+Restart option for getting into WIN10's new Safe Mode + Other Diagnostic restart options. So I tried a "Warm Reboot" using Shift+Restart (This means Windows key|Power|Restart with the Shift key held down).

Once in the "Safe Mode" selection window - I did nothing else but select Exit to Windows 10 (which restarts the computer). Guess What - It resarted "normally" just like it used to with WIN7.

For some people there's something going on between the WIN10 code base, UEFI BIOS or selected options for Power Management that hangs the system on Warm Boot - not sure what it is.

But this method gives me the ability to now Restart my machine consistently - which is important for me when I remote logging in and need t... Read more

A:Win10 Upgrade from Win7 caused Warm Boot to Fail - ANOTHER OPTION

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Interesting most issues are from windows 10's fast start features which is the first thing I would disable in 10 and in the machines bios for good measure
I've never heard of warm boot :/

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Im having a serious issue with my Windows 7 64bit.
Immediately after Windows 7 startup, everything seem fine. I start up programs and everything works.

But a short while (~10 seconds) after startup, I cannot start any 32 bit software (Tried Google Chrome, Spotify, Steam, WinRar now. Nothing starts). The programs that I had started earlier works fine. Other software (Notepad & Internet explorer) seems to work fine. I guess these two programs are 64-bit.

If I close any of the software that I had started earlier then I cannot start them again.
I tried to right-click the programs .exe file but then the window crashes. I restart explorer.exe but then NOTHING works. I can't even open My Computer (Error message: "explorer.exe - The remote procedure call failed and did not execute").

Any help on how I can fix this?

My specs:
*Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5, Socket-AM3
*AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
*Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz 4GB CL9
*XFX Radeon HD 6970 2GB
*Intel X25-M SSD 80GB 2,5",
*WD Caviar? Black 750GB, 3,5", SATA

I have tried to format my C-drive and reinstalling Windows 7 64-bit several times. The issue keeps reappearing..

Thanks in advance

A:Win7 x64: programs fail to start short while after boot + Windows jams


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hey guys so i have a laptop im trying to fix, it has some viruses. im trying to do a clean install of win7. it currently has vista pro, or home, 32bit. i mount the iso with daemon tools and i run the installation. i get the following

windows installation encountered an unexpected error. verfy that the installation sources are accessible and restart the installation

eror code: 0xc0000005

this is with the iso in the desktop, i also tried it with the iso in my external and same problem.

any help?

A:[SOLVED] win7 install fail


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Hi. Got an Acer Aspire a few months ago. Am lately having problems with Black screen, then BSOD..Tried going to Intel to update drivers.. site had some utility to find drivers on my laptop, found them and said I'd better go to ACER website, because drivers were a "custom config". So I go to ACER website..found the drivers for the Intel HD Graphics, but all that are available are for the 32 bit system. ???

Then, went back to Intel, found the driver, had exact same version number as the one I have installed, decided to download and install it anyways.. was in process of doing that, and screen went full-on black, for like 10 minutes..I got real nervous and had to unplug and remove battery just to get the thing to quit doing what it was doing... Started the thing back up, scared as heck, but it started like I hadn't even been there. Still does the "Driver fail" once in a while.. not any rhyme or reason as to when.

I did a search on Google for such problem.. found one guy who had it happen on startup.. there was no answer except to contact the Manufacturer..(Which in my case is a diff maker).. here's a link to the thread (different forum) I did find:


I haven't yet tried to contact ACER. I'm not completely ignorant with computers, but compared with anyone who reads this thread, yeah..yeah I am.

Thanks in advance if anyone can help me..

A:Solved: Win7/64 bit, Intel HD driver FAIL! ?

Well, since I don't get any help any where I ask.. I went to tech support for Acer. They told me to re-install that same driver - which I did, AS PER INSTRUCTIONS IN THE DRIVER FILE FOLDER!!

Didn't help.

Then, NEXT CALL TO tech support.. Techie told me to re-format drive using eRestore(R). I said, sure, can do that since I backed up entire system previously on a Seagate FreeAgent Go drive. I wasn't worried.

Did the reformat. Nothing. Black screen flash, on/off/on/off.. driver fail..BSOD..reboot..hard drive rattles..BSOD..etc. Hey! It didn't work!

Call tech support THIRD time, he tells me to send computer in for warranty..greeaaattt.. They're gonna say I tried to install a driver and made it fail - I just know it.

Meanwhile - the "backup" I made on the SeaGate external? yeah - got all my files back (except of course programs, etc)...... EXCEPT FOR A FOLDER of ALL MY CLIENTS!! hahahahahahaha

Lost everything. ****.

Now, am doing business with a data recovery agent. She says it's still there, until the discs get destroyed.

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My sister's computer had a Windows 7 software mirror which worked for over a year then, once of a sudden it failed (one disk was 'online' and the other one was marked as 'missing') despite all cables correctly plugged in. I identified the (possibly) faulty drive and disconnected it, then I went into disk manager and used the "Remove Mirror" option in hope to at least restore the data from one disk. I got no warning whatsoever and windows simply changed the (working?) drive as "Unallocated" and it didn't give me the option to "import foreign disk" and I began to fear that I lost all data in the process, is that possible? Did I make a worse mess? Meanwhile, I reconnected the other disk but right now Windows simply ignore its existence and behave like it's not there.

What could I do to either restore the mirroring or at least restore the data from one of the disks?

A:Solved: Win7 Software Mirror Fail - Please help out

Darn, I just read this:
In Disk Management, you can remove one of the volumes from a mirrored set. When you do this, all data on the mirror you remove is deleted, and the space it used is marked as Unallocated.Click to expand...

So, apparently I made a grave mistake and I now have one non-working formerly mirrored disk and one working "unallocated" disk. Any way I can recover data from the "Unallocated" disk or bring back online the non-working other disk? It pisses me off though that the only option given to me was to "remove mirror" rather than "break mirror" and that I got no warning that all data would have been lost.

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FYI: On last shut down of system on 9-24-2012(win7 ultimate) windows update installed KB2538243. When starting system back up several hours later, window's would not start. Started in safe mode, used system restore, all ok for now! Checked recent updates and found that the above update "failed to install" and was the only update listed. Anyone else have similiar problem.
Thanks in advance.......

A:Solved: Win7 fail to start after installing update.

You are not the only one. If you don't use Microsoft Visual C++, just uninstall it.

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I have a custom built PC, installed with Windows XP. Lately its been having trouble, but it is full blown rebellion as of last night. I think its probably a virus but I'm not that experienced with diagnosing.
`My web browser (FireFox) crashes when trying to view certain things; PDF files are the main crash point
`I have a 16 GB flash drive that I have to reformat it every time I use it, which doesn't fix the problem it just lets me transfer again until I have to format it again.
`I have two hard drives that make up c,d,e,f,i,j,and k drives. When I opened "My Computer" I,J,and K:/ were missing. I couldn't see or access them.
`Its been freezing up a lot; forcing me to reboot
`(most recent)Now when I try to reboot it will rapidly switch screens from the black scanning, log in, windows xp (with the blue bar filling up), and a blue error screen. The blue error screen says to reboot if its the first time i've seen this; then it gives steps to follow if i've seen it before.

I've tried to run it in safe mode and it hasn't worked.

Please if you have any ideas let me know. Is it possible to recover my saved files? I backed up my files awhile ago but it is saved on a drive that is missing (I,J,or K) If you need more info just ask. Thanks for your help

A:Windows XP Crash Issues - Hard Drive fail, start up fail

Hi there
So what I gather is that you now cannot start your computer up at all, due to this issue. I'm actually unsure of the problem, it sounds to me like a Virus has been at your computer. It can't really be a hardware issue I don't think... I mean it is possible that what could have been happening is that your computer (Desktop or Laptop?) is overheating and its been damaged because of that... But that wouldn't really make sense, and also having Custom Built a computer I'm sure you'd have been smart enough to install a thoroughly capable cooling system.
It sounds to me like your hard drive has been corrupted though, BSOD usually means a pretty big issue. Thats why I was thinking hardware problem to begin with, you don't often get it for Virus's.
A couple of things we need to know:
Do you have any sort of Anti-Virus installed? If so, which one? How frequently did it scan? Did you find any virus's?
Also, how far into the boot process does the computer get before it loops? Are you able to enter BIOS settings before Blue Screen comes up and it loops? What happens when it loops?
And do you have a startup / boot disk for your computer. You certainly should do.

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Hi, l've been having a constant issue with my computer and I can't seem to get out of this trouble no matter how many times I reinstall and even wipe out my hard drive.

I wiped out everything in my hard drive and installed windows 7 Ultimate for the '7th' time, and the same problems happen every single time.

Right after the install, it seems to work fine but as I install numerous windows updates as it recommended (almost forced me to, 'cause it does automatically), my computer becomes so slow in everything.

It doesn't start up, the menu and such looks as if I'm in a safe mode (blocky and old looking) even if I manage to start it up, have to wait more than 15min or even 1hr for it to respond.

The situation I'm having now is, the pop up message saying:
"Failed to connect to a windows service: windows couldn't connect to the System Event Notification Service service. This prevents standard user from logging on to the system. As an administrative user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond"

Also, the computer has been failing at installing several updates such as:
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2763523)(KB2719857)(KB2735855)(KB2750841)(KB2732059)

Because of that, it sometimes ran chkdsk on the boot screen and deleted/fixed files.

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A:Updates Fail, Slow Response, Fail to Connect to a Windows Service, etc

Please post
1) an MGADiag report -
Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!

Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to your response.
2) Windows Update Posting Instructions

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So, I gathered some money to upgrade my computer. My old rig specs were:
GFX: Radeon HD 6770
Case: Raidmax Sagitta
PSU: Raidmax 550W PSU that came with the case
Motherboard: h61m-s2pv
CPU: Intel Core i7 2700k
RAM: 8gb
Hard Drive: 500GB WD Blue

I bought this PC from a local store already built so I know the parts don't suit each other well.
I recently bought a Gigabyte Radeon r9 280x, Arctic Freezer 13, Evga G2 750W Gold certified, WD Blue 1TB.
I installed everything correctly (plugged everything from PSU in where it's supposed to go, DVI cable in GFX). When I tried booting my system I got no monitor response whatsoever, no sound, no display, no nothing. I contacted a friend who is good at tech and he told me to uninstall GFX drivers from my 6770, which I did using my Onboard graphics and also all AMD software. I even went into the BIOS menu and made sure my card was using the PCI slot by changing the option from "auto". I disabled integrated graphics and still no monitor response after boot. I tried using my old 6770 and that booted fine, so I didn't break anything while upgrading. I know my motherboard is not great, but I currently do not have the money to upgrade both a CPU and board. However, this card should be compatible with this old motherboard.

Does anyone have any other ideas as to how I could possibly get my card working, I would greatly appreciate it. Otherwise, I might just be unlucky and stuck with a faulty card.....

A:Solved: PC Upgrade Boot Fail.

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Good evening all,

Just to flag that this has also been posted in W7 Support sub-forum here:

Other thread

Re. the instruction thread - the link to DSS doesn't seem to work, and GMER is for 32-bit only. If there's anything I can do to kick things off, please let me know and I'll do it!

I've googled extensively around the issues I am facing, and tried all proposed solutions, but none have worked thus far.

Symptoms:I have 1-2 minutes of freedom after booting, then I can no longer run new programmes. I also cannot close some programmes e.g. Skype. Tabs in Chrome spazz, flash player dies, and any new navigation ends up with an eternal hanging/loading problem.
Unable to restart/shutdown conventionally (I have to do it physically)
I get the error "Failure to display security and shut down options ..." when I try ALT+CTRL+DEL

Safe mode is absolutely fine, so I assume it's not anything hardware related (though please correct me if I'm being naive). My second drive which runs off XP, which I only use for storage now, boots fine and has no problems.

I have not installed any new drivers, programmes, or otherwise made any meaningful changes recently.

Solutions I've tried:Reset winsock.
Shut off all start-up programmes using MSCONFIG.
Run virus scan at boot-up, deleted 2 items (win32 installmate ... prob trojans? Was an .exe that I had downloaded but never ran).
Run Malwarebytes scan, deleted 1 fairly innocuous item.
Run full scan-disk check.
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A:windows update fail or statup programs fail cant do much of anything please help

Hello chivalrousgent and our apologies for the oversight of your thread.

Do you still require assistance?

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Brace yourselves for quite a saga:

In the beginning...I bought an HP 2710p tablet with Vista, on which I installed the upgrade to Windows 7. It worked wonderfully and I loved it.

After a few months of working well, I started getting strange symptoms. It started with not recognizing (some) USB devices unless the computer was started with them plugged in. Then, a failure to shut down correctly. After selecting shut down, Windows 7 would give me the "Logging Off..." screen, then move to the "Shutting Down..." screen and stay there indefinitely. The only way to shut down the system was by the physical power button.

So that was concerning, but turning it back on was fine, and everything but shutting down was normal. Then another development: whenever I left the computer on and unused for any period of time, it would restart. On logging in, windows would tell me "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown," telling me the reason was BlueScreen (and some diagnostic info I don't remember but that proved no help anyway). Of course, clicking "check for solution" did no good.

I figured I'd wait till the semester was done to figure out what on earth was up...which of course it didn't let me do. Upon trying to turn it on once, I was surprised with an immediate BlueScreen and "Windows failed to start."

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A:Mystery BSOD, Fail-to-Shutdown, Fail-to-start


Please follow the http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2545708

Attach the .zip file to your next post in this thread.

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ok, i've had this computer (Dell Dimensions 9200, Vista Home Edition) for 3 years now, with one hard drive the whole time and it's been fine. I installed a second hard drive today that had pre-existing files, but no OS.
They are both SATA, NTFS, i'm not sure on partitons, not that computer literate.
after i got it all plugged in, it was working fine, the files were accesible and everything was going great. I was getting sharing options all set up when everything came to a crashing halt.

I've gone through Hard Drive Diagnostics and got a return error code 7 on my old, good drive, and a return error code 4 on the new one.
I entered BIOS and made sure the boot order was old drive before new drive, it was, and deleted the new drive from the boot options just to be sure.
still no boot up.
when i go into BIOS and disable the new drive (on SATA 5) the computer completes the boot up fine and it all works (minus the files on the second hdd)

when it is attempting to boot with both HDD's enabled, it gets to the windows loading, green bar stage, but then goes blank adn goes no further. fans are still spinning and monitor stays in active mode, but noting comes up, have left it this way for about 30 minutes.

This second HDD was formaly in a mini-media-host thing, allowed (crummy) network access to the 2nd HDD, but then it broke, which is why i'm trying to at least install the HDD into my computer in the first place, 500 gb is 500 gb.

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A:Solved: Second HDD causing computer to fail to boot.

not solved per se, i've given up and returned it to it's now repaired media server home. guess my comp and it just didn't get along.

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Righty, I know a bit about how these things work so I went ahead and tried copying the pair of partitions related to my windows 7 operating system. A boot partition, and a System Reserved partition.
Went into Gparted and cleared/prepped the new SSD, then went and copy/pasted the entire partitions one by one, system reserved first, then the boot partition.

All went well, so I closed out of Gparted and booted the hard drive, however, it didn't make it past Bios. It went to a hardware info screen, like normal on boot, but right when it SHOULD have gone into a Windows 7 loading screen, it just sat there. Didn't look like it totally froze, the computer was functioning, it just didn't seem to know how to boot the drive any farther.

Where might I have gone wrong? Or would I be better off just re-installing 7 alltogether? (If I were to do that, I'd try dual booting again, but that frustrated me last time, never worked, and I found out I'd end up using windows most/all of the time anyway.

A:Solved: new SSD, copy boot partitions fail?

You actually need to clone the drive instead of copying partitions.
The copy process doesn't pickup the master boot record.
You should probably do a clean install with AHCI enabled in the bios.
That way AHCI will activate in windows and you should get full speed from the drive.

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I searched on the internet for a solution to this with no avail.
First off, I have only one partition, drive C, which has the OS (win xp sp2) and very valuable important data. I have no floppy, but some usb slots and a cd-rom drive. Other specs are in my profile.

The problem:
If I try to run windows normally or with the Last Known Good Config, the screen just gets black and the screen just hangs there, instead of showing the windows logo and loading bar.
If I try to run in safe mode (or with command promt and all the others) it will stop loading at TDI.sys
So I thought a nice repair from the windows cd will fix the problem, but that fails too. Blue screen hangs when the message "Setup is starting Windows..." appears (that's before I can choose any option). I have no SATA and BIOS settings have been defaulted recently.

How did I get into this mess:
I was innocently watching a youtube video on Yahoo msgr while also having a youtube page opened in a browser. Everything stopped responding (tried ctrl+alt+del a million times) so after waiting 10 mins, I pushed the restart button unaware of what it will cause.

So I cannot do anything other than using bootable programs. I was thinking of getting by hdd nuked and do a fresh install, but the data stored is too important and occupies large amounts of space so backing up is a pain. Any ideas of a workaround?

A:Solved: Win XP does not boot from hdd nor cd + safe mode fail

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I've been having regular problems at home with my Windows XP-Home (SP-3) installation. My hunch is that I got myself into this via too much over-tweaking over the years.

Basically, Windows has become increasingly unstable and unreliable. One of the more prominent issues involves failures with Fast User switching, which I know can be problematic, but is currently necessary in my home environment). I have tried using the System File Checker application (SFC) numerous times. Unfortunately, this fails, as it cannot locate many of the files needed to do its job. I continually get the message sometimes asking for the original XP CD, and other times asking for the XP SP-3 CD. Whether I try the original installation CD or the SP-3 disk that I created (via slipstream process) SFC does not recognize either as correct. I've tried numerous other workarounds, including copying the I386 folder to the C:\ drive - while telling the registry (HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Setup and also HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\WinLogon\) to look there for the files, verifying the registry is looking the correct place for service pack files, etc.

I have also twice tried doing a repair installation from the XP SP-3 disk. It also cannot locate the dozens of the appropriate files on the disk, even if I browse, find, and select them. It seems to me that something in the Windows File Protection system,... Read more

A:SFC and Repair Fail

<<...I ran Magic Jelly Beans, which extracts and allows you to print out all of your software keys. The last 4 digits of the Product ID for Win XP SP-3 in my registry (HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Setup\) differs from the number extracted by Magic Jelly beans.>>Well...I don't believe they should match, I've never looked in the registry for a license key. I suspect that the data entered there is encrypted or transformed in some way from the actual key.I haven't used Magic Jelly Beans in some years, so I can't vouch for its accuracy...but I know that using SIW, http://www.gtopala.com/, yields the actual license key, reflected under the Licenses category.<<To rule out virus or spyware issues, I have run MS Security Essentials as an Administrator, from safe mode, which found and cleaned a few items. Unfortunately, the original problem still persists.>>Well...IMO, there is no one application which adequately protects a system. I speak as a simple user, not as an authority of any sort. Basic system defenses begin with a firewall, supplemented by installation of critical updates...installation and maintenance of a one reliable AV program...and (IMO) two reliable antispyware/antimalware programs. Of course, the biggest weakness in trying to protect the system...lies with the user, so I don't really see how anyone can place such reliance on any given program.As for your system issues...hav... Read more

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I know that there is other threads but this is work computer I don't want to try all and stuff it up.

The computer is stuck on the repair loop. is there some steps I can follow that will get me back in to the computer as this one holds the main information for the company

A:Repair fail

but this is work computerClick to expand...


Please do not request assistance for corporate/company owned computers.

We have no way of knowing for sure how the PC is setup for your company and if there any special programs installed.

Also companies do not always allow Administrative access to the PC

You should contact your own IT Departments in order to avoid any undesirable results, or loss of company data

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I've been directed here by Reid (from the HijackThis Help section.
"Hi debell,

These errors appear to be software related. My suggestion is for you to post in the Windows XP section of the forum, giving them all the detail and explanations you've given me, and let the experts there give you a hand with this."

Here are the 'event' logs. Plus some event that might shed some light on the problem.
A little while ago i had to power off. Upon restarting (after more than 2 hours) the display would 'disappear' while still in the boot-up process. I shut down with the 'power' button on the PC & restarted in Safe mode. That worked. But again a 're-start' from there would go through the whole process but before the 'windows is starting' screen the display disappeared. In fact the monitor seemed to be dis-connected from the source - it has power-supply and 'indicator showed interface with comp - then abruptly the connection itself was gone. Finally after few more tries with the same results, i Chose 'Enable VGA mode' from the startup options screen (where Safe Mode etc are offered as options) That worked. I saw your mail & replying accordingly.
Thanks very much.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: DCOM
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10005
Date: 6/18/2006
Time: 11:33:21 PM
Computer: USER
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A:crash, restart, fail, restart, fail..safe mode, restart, fail..

I don't think those a really errors, only warnings. Windows is just telling you about all the things that can't be started in safe-mode. I'm 50% sure that if you boot into safe-mode on any computer you'll see a whole bunch of those warnings in the event viewer.

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Last week my Acer ATC-115 would not power up. Tried all the work arounds I could think of, different outlet, different power cord, and nothing helped. I contacted support, was given a service order number and drove 2 hours (one way) to drop my computer off at the Acer depot. The computer was shipped back to me within three days (very fast) with the following "Diagnosis": Unit power on /post/video/boot w/o any issue. Installed factory default OS sucessfully and unit tested good. So I set about connecting all the cables and tried starting the computer, it powered up, great, they fixed something. Now I understand, and was warned by Acer, that if there is a hard drive issue Acer may have to format the hard drive (HDD), what I don't understand is what  the possible hard drive issue was that they felt the need to format my HDD?The diagnosis does say the unit powered on "w/o any issue", if that's the case why did they have to go further and format my HDD? Oh well, not a big deal, I keep excellent backups but it's still seems a big waste of my time. Fast forward three days and again my computer would not power up! Tried changing outlets and power cords to known working ones but the result is the same ... unit still would not power up! I put back the original cord, plugged it into the original outlet and just fiddled with the Power button, pressing it repeatedly, and after about 10 mins the unit powered up! What is unknown to me is why the Power butt... Read more

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Last week my Acer ATC-115 would not power up. Tried all the work arounds I could think of, different outlet, different power cord, and nothing helped. I contacted support, was given a service order number and drove 2 hours (one way) to drop my computer off at the Acer depot. The computer was shipped back to me within three days (very fast) with the following "Diagnosis": Unit power on /post/video/boot w/o any issue. Installed factory default OS sucessfully and unit tested good. So I set about connecting all the cables and tried starting the computer, it powered up, great, they fixed something. Now I understand, and was warned by Acer, that if there is a hard drive issue Acer may have to format the hard drive (HDD), what I don't understand is what  the possible hard drive issue was that they felt the need to format my HDD?The diagnosis does say the unit powered on "w/o any issue", if that's the case why did they have to go further and format my HDD? Oh well, not a big deal, I keep excellent backups but it's still seems a big waste of my time. Fast forward three days and again my computer would not power up! Tried changing outlets and power cords to known working ones but the result is the same ... unit still would not power up! I put back the original cord, plugged it into the original outlet and just fiddled with the Power button, pressing it repeatedly, and after about 10 mins the unit powered up! What is unknown to me is why the Power butt... Read more

A:Acer repair fail

Very sorry to hear you are having problems with your Acer product and we would like to help you. If you could send private message with the serial number of the system, we will see what we can do for you.

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Last night windows did 174 updates and then shut down, now I started up all it does is the start up repair and it is not able to repair the problem, I cannot get to my desktop the Internet anything I can get to a system recovery options doing a start up repair system restore system image recovery Windows memory diagnostic and command prompt obviously sort of prepared does nothing it will not do the system restore system recovery will not do anything The Windows memory diagnostic came up with nothing so I am left with is the command prompt I called geek squad and they told me to take it up to Best Buy to have a start up disk put in is there anything else that I can do without doing that

A:Startup repair fail

Hi Conradd00,

Please don't take your computer to Geek Squad. Geek Squad's main focus is SALES and most likely the tech who will look at your computer, will probably tell you that your computer is all jacked up and it's best to buy a new one. I know someone who was a Manager at Geek Squad but quit due to the fact that they didn't focus on repair...just sales.

Let me help you out, turn on your computer and keep on tapping the "F8" key to bring up the safe mode menu. Once the safe menu comes up, select "Boot to the Last Known Good Configuration." See if this does the trick.

If not, try booting your computer to safe mode and see if your computer boots up to safe mode at least. Let's take things once at a time, please provide an update when you can, thank you.

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Hi guys, I also posted another topic - Laptop Will Not Load -

I have tried to run startup repair but it fails with an error cose 0x45d

Does anybody know if there is a way to fix this?

Acer Aspire V5-471
Windows 7 64 SP1

A:Startup Repair Fail

Hi you can try the info here Windows startup repair module: Result: failed. Error code - Microsoft Community

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Hey is there anybody out there that could hellp me. When I boot my computer I get a 'primary master hard disk fail' error? message. Is this because the hard disk is not being recognized, if so Is my connection right. The CD-ROM is set @ master, IDE connected to the hard disk, the IDE from the hard disk connected to the mother board. Please help if you can? Sorry if this is not posted in the right place.

I'm new to the BBS, so please be gentle.

A:{SOLVED} Primary master hard disk fail on boot up

I think you want your IDE Hard drive set to Master and your CD set to Slave (if they are using the same cable). If you're setting the CD as Master because it's first in the chain (and you don't have another IDE cable), spend the money and buy a cable and use your primary (for the hard drive) and secondary (for the CD drive) ports on the motherboard.

Why is it that they don't automatically give cables with CD drives?? Makes me nuts - they're a cheap commodity.


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Hi Guys,

I have a major problem which I need help with,

Usually I can resolve most issues myself but this one appears to have stumped me so I am graciously turning to you in my time of need.

I am unable to boot Windows 7 on my Acer Ferrari One F0200 netbook. It has Windows 7 home premium 64-bit installed but due to an unknown problem or possibly persistent virus I have been unable to boot into windows. I have tried pretty much all I can think of save reformatting at this point as that is truly my last resort and wondered if you had some further suggestions.


below is a list of things i've tried up til now:

Tried to boot in all safe mode options (failed)
Tried to boot from last known good configuration(failed)
Tried to system restore from all available restore points (failed)
Tried multiple Startup Repairs(all failed)

"Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically"

Problem signature:
Problem event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem signature 01 : 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 02 : 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 03 : unknown
Problem signature 04 : 21200943
Problem signature 05 : AutoFailover
Problem signature 06 : 17
Problem signature 01 : NoBootFailure
OS version 6.1.7600.
locale ID: 1033

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A:Windows 7 Startup repair fail

Is there a Recovery Partition on the harddrive?

Do you have the Recovery DVD or OS DVD? (You could purchase an external CD/DVD Drive if necessary)

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I am new to these forums so I hope this is the right place to post this. I'm pretty good with computers I think...The scan will not complete in windows, says service cannot be started. I am able to complete it offline in recovery environment, but it fails to repair the files it finds. I don't understand the log results. This all started I think when my old hard drive began to crash and I had bad sectors in it. I transferred win7 to a new SSD drive (which is amazing!). Windows runs fine but there are corrupt system files for some reason and I would like to resolve. Only pay attention to 7/14 entrees..there are more on 7/15 don't know why the scan was done on 7/14. Please see attached.

I don't know what is a healthy looking log file but the scan results said system files corrupt and some could not be repaired.


A:SFC Fail to Repair Files; Don't Understand Log CBS.log

Your log appears to be incomplete. Here are the steps I usually give for SFC:

Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker up to three times to fix all errors with a restart in between each. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations. Use OPTION THREE of SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to provide us with the sfcdetails.txt file if errors occur.

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First of all, i'm german, so please execuse me for my bad english.

Now, spot on the problem

This PC here:
Builder: Dell
Type: Optilex 755
RAM: 1024 MB
HDD: 150 GB

i want to install Win7 Prof, cause there's only a CD ROM Drive, i have to boot it from USB.

The Win7 Installation Assistent popped up and all seems to work correctly.

At the point where you can choose the Partition on which you want to install Win7, it fails.

"System partition could not be created or found"

Some Information to regard: In BIOS the hard disk is set on top of the boot priority

thanks taccu

A:Fail: Install Win7 from USB

Hello Taccu.

Let's try to get this sorted for you.

You are trying to install from ...


When you get to the dialog box like in this snip below there's nothing listed at all?
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Hello my name is Nic, I apologize in advance if my problem is being repeated...
I have a friend with a refurbished HP Probook 6570b, of course no sticker containing S/N or any neccessary information. It's does have the Win7 sticker and upon reviewing specs Win7 was recommended OS. Anyway someone upgraded OS to Win 8.1, which has caused performance issues now. To my surprise though the Laptop is working better than I expected. On top of that I am unable to restore to factory settings. I believe that the hidden recovery partition was over written or wiped.  Of course to ISO file on hand or recovery discs either. Don't even have the product key for original Win7 OS.
So my questions are as followed:
1) Am I able to use recovery software to retrieve any useful information?
2) Would I be able to use Command Prompt to find S/N#
3) How would I find the factory ISO file? If found, how do I recover authentic product activation key?
I would be greatful for any help or steps I can take to fix this problem. Thank you and sorry in advance!!!

A:Win7 to Win8 FAIL!!!

Hi cannon.services You could try using ProduKey by NirSoft, to see if you can recover the product key embedded in the BIOS for that laptop. It might not work, but it's worth a try.http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.htmlI don't think that the Serial Number will be of any use to find the original product key, unless you call HP. But even there, I think they'll ask for a proof of purchase (original one), which your friend probably doesn't have. Here's other methods you can use to find the product key:http://www.howtogeek.com/209975/how-to-find-your-pc%E2%80%99s-windows-product-key-so-you-can-reinstall-windows/Factory .iso are usually not available for download on the manufacturer's website, you have to call them and ask for a set of recovery discs, which will most likely cost you money. If the key is still embedded in the BIOS though, you should be able to install Windows 7 from a normal, clean .iso and the activation should be automatic. There's no guarantee from my part however as that whole activation process can often work in mysterious ways. I can do some research on it however if needed.

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Our laptop prompted a download and installation of SP1 Win7 and we pressed OK. The installation became stuck and warned do not shut down computer but it stayed in this state for over four hours. We had to "hard" boot the computer and on reboot it tried to install the new update. The system became stuck on " Fatal error C0000034 applying update operation 236 of 80331 (_000000...) "

Then we started normally but the system identifies improper shutdown and runs system recovery (Lenovo) We choose "go to system recovery point" and after some time the system reboots and goes back to " Fatal error C0000034 applying update operation 236 of 80331 (_000000...) "

I have searched on the web and have found two threads that speak to the issue:

While users have found a solutions Microsoft has been uncomfortable with the solutions and has edited them out. Due to this, beside a full system install a solution is not clear. Any help would be welcome.

The system has been recently (3days) virus scanned(avast) and extra (malwarebytes) and all was OK before Win7 SP1.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Win7 SP1 C0000034 fail

I forgot to mention that I had made a system recovery disk for the computer also. On hard reboot I push f1 which brings me to boot options etc. In there I chose boot from USB/DVD ROM. The computer seems to boot from the DVD ROM but on loading of windows it tries to load the update and gets stuck again at 236 out of 80331. At this point I have to hard re-boot the computer again. I cannot get windows to load at all. Again any help would be appreciated.

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I've got a Lenovo desktop with WIN7 that says it can't update because the program isn't loaded??  Asks for a reboot but remains the same fault.  Just started happening out of the blue and a restore back to last update doesn't cure it.  Any ideas?/  THX

A:WIN7 update fail

Try the Troubleshooter first.
In the search box, type Troubleshooter > Find and Fix Problems > System and Security > Windows Update
Microsoft has a Windows Update Readiness Tool that tries to fix corruption in the Windows Servicing Store.
I'm not sure what program Microsoft is referring to. Perhaps the Windows Update Agent is corrupted.
Outside of the above, that's all I've got. If the above does not work or there are no additional responses the SysNative forum for Windows Update is a good place for answers.

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